ColorOS – #OPPOColorOS11 based on #Android11 is now

The company has also announced an Android 11-based ColorOS 11 beta … FYI, OPPO announced the ColorOS 7.0 based on Android 10 back in … #OPPOColorOS11 based on #Android11 is now being unveiled at our Online Global Launch Event. Get ready to step into a brand new ColorOS journey!   Oppo has unveiled its Android 11–based ColorOS 11 public…

California’s Bay Area wakes up to disorienting orange skies

Residents of San Francisco, Oakland and the greater Bay Area are sharing images of the apocalyptic morning light as a record heatwave fuels local fires. Though concerning, meteorologists explain that the air quality isn’t as bad as it looks. Residents of San Francisco, Oakland and the greater Bay Area are sharing images of the apocalyptic…

Crowds protest Floyd killing and Trump outside White House

Protesters hurled pieces of bricks, bottles and other objects at Secret Service and US Park Police officers who were in riot gear behind barricades around the White House. Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House late Friday to protest the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis – and President Donald Trump’s response….

Officials back off removing temporary fencing at White House

Officials had abruptly erected the high, black metal fence last week to block demonstrators outside the White House. People rallied in Washington and around the country to protest the killing of George Floyd in police custody, and other deaths of African Americans at the hands of police. HIGHLIGHTS Trump admin had said it will remove…

Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

Under the new National Park Service rule, effective July 9, hunting on natural preserves in Alaska will be controlled by the state, which allows baiting of brown and black bears. The Trump administration on Tuesday overturned an Obama-era rule that barred hunters in Alaska national preserves from baiting bear traps or killing denning bear cubs…

Ex-Teva CFO Eyal Desheh joins Israeli Covid-19 vaccine co

Desheh has been appointed chairman of MigVax, which is developing a vaccine based on research at the Migal Galilee Research Institute. Israeli company MigVax, which is developing an oral vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, has announced the appointment of Eyal Desheh as chairman of its board of directors. Desheh has been chairman of credit card…

IKEA ignores Beit Shemesh store closure court order

Lawyers representing IKEA claim their client was not a party to the hearing and has not been handed the decision. The battle over furniture store IKEA’s alleged building violates at its newly opened store in Eshtaol near Beit Shemesh is heating up. The Eshtaol Commercial and Industry Park company on whose land the store stands…

Cancer recurrence monitoring co C2i Genomics raises $12m

The Israeli company has developed a breakthrough tumor pattern recognition approach for liquid biopsy. Israeli cancer recurrence monitoring company C2i Genomics today announced that it has raised $12 million in its Series A financing led by Casdin Capital with the participation of new investors NFX Capital, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and others. This…

DSP Group buys noise cancellation co SoundChip

The $20.5 million acquisition will consolidate the Israeli company’s position in the headsets market. Israeli wireless chipset solutions for converged communications company DSP Group Inc. (Nasdaq: DSPG) today announced the acquisition of SoundChip SA, which supplies active noise cancellation (ANC) technology, engineering services, design tools, and production-line test systems for headsets. DSP Group has agreed…

Is lossmaking Lemonade worth $2b?

The company, which has filed for a US IPO, is worth nearly as much as Israel’s two largest insurance companies Harel and Phoenix combined. “Globes” examines why. Insurtech company Lemonade yesterday filed for an IPO on the NYSE. Although no financial details about the offering were disclosed in the prospectus, reports suggest Lemonade will raise…

Sapiens raises $60m as share jumps to record high

The Israeli insurance software solutions company issued a non-convertible debenture at annual interest of 3.37%. Israeli insurance software solutions company Sapiens International NV (Nasdaq: SPNS; TASE: SPNS) saw its share price rise 9% on Nasdaq yesterday and is currently up a further 3% at $28.86, giving an all-time record market cap of $1.576 billion. The…

Hapoalim chairman Oded Eran takes sick leave

Ruben Krupik has been appointed acting chairman while Eran takes leave for an indefinite period. Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI) chairman Oded Eran is taking sick leave for an indefinite period, the bank has announced. The board of directors has decided that he will be replaced by Ruben Krupik who serves on the board of directors…

India working on two roads in Ladakh amid border row

India is not allowing the border confrontation with China to hinder strategic road projects in forward areas, including the Ladakh sector, an official familiar with the developments said. India is working on two key roads near the China border in eastern Ladakh — the site of a tense weeks-long border stand-off with its northern neighbour…

World Bank projects Indian economy to contract 3.2% in FY21

The World Bank on Monday projected India’s economy to contract 3.2% in FY21 as stringent measures to restrict the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have heavily curtailed activity in Asia’s third largest economy. In its Global Economic Prospects report, World Bank said the contraction will largely materialize in the year to 31 March and the…

‘58 lakh migrant workers ferried to native places till date, over 4,000 Shramik special trains operated’: Indian Railways

Fifty-eight lakh migrant workers stranded across the country have been ferried to their native places amid the Covid-19 lockdown, Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board told reporters on Saturday. Indian Railways has conducted the operation by running 4,286 Shramik special trains till now, Yadav said. He also said that the demand for these trains has…

Delhi must get its act together | HT Editorial

The Aam Aadmi Party government has been known for its delivery. And if it requires Mr Kejriwal and his Cabinet to get on to the street, visit hospitals, and get the system in place, do it(ANI) Delhi is witnessing a surge of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). For close to 10 days, it has…

What if your Chinese supplier doesn’t supply?

Israeli firms doing business with China need to examine their legal remedies for costly disruptions. With the number of globally-reported cases surpassing 80,000, the coronavirus outbreak has sparked major global concern for public health. Despite China’s efforts to contain the virus, the impact of this potential pandemic on the health of global businesses is likely…

Coronavirus – ten tips for global employers

As Covid-19 spreads worldwide, here are ten practical measures that employers can take immediately. As the coronavirus spreads worldwide, here are 10 practical steps that employers should consider to combat the WHO-defined global pandemic. These steps are not based on the laws of any one jurisdiction but are designed to provide a global employer with…

Consumer product tax cuts to become permanent

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Finance Yisrael Katz decided to retain Moshe Kahlon’s “Family Net” program cuts. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Finance Yisrael Katz have decided to abolish a series of duties and purchase taxes on certain products, at an annual budget cost of NIS 1.45 billion. In effect, the…

Treasury gives green light to Cellcom-Golan Telecom merger

Cellcom seeks to buy Golan Telecom at a valuation of NIS 737 million. The Competition Authority has yet to rule on the merger. The Ministry of Finance has given the green light to the merger between Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE:CEL; TASE:CEL) and Golan Telecom. Cellcom’s share price is up by more than 5% on the…

Moshe Lari appointed Mizrahi Tefahot CEO

Lari, currently the bank’s VP CFO, will replace outgoing CEO Eldad Fresher. The Board of Directors of Mizrahi Tefahot Bank (TASE:MZTF) has appointed Moshe Lari as the new CEO. Lari, currently VP CFO, will replace outgoing CEO Eldad Fresher. In the tradition of the bank, an internal promotion has been made to fill the appointment…

“Closing borders is easier than opening them”

Israel Population and Immigration Authority director general Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef is circumspect about when the country’s skies are likely to reopen. Israel Population and Immigration Authority director general Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef is circumspect when asked about the reopening of Israel’s borders to non-Israeli passport holders. “It’s easier to close borders than to open them,” he…

El Al extends passenger flight suspensions until June 30

The airline’s employees have had their unpaid leave extended until the end of July, making it unlikely that there will be any passenger flights next month either. El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL) has notified the Tel Aviv Stock exchange that it is extending the suspension of passenger flights until June 30. The carrier…

IAI wins $350m European intelligence aircraft deal

srael Aerospace’s miniaturized sensors, AI and machine learning capabilities allow business jets to be adapted for intelligence missions. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) has received a $350 million Special Mission Aircraft related contract for intyelligence operations from a major European country. The contract will be executed by IAI’s ELTA Systems, which has major…

Israeli stores bounce back strongly from lockdown

Overall sales rose 21% in May 2020 compared with May 2019, according to data from RIS – Retail Information Systems, May, the first month after lockdown, was an excellent month for those stores in shopping centers and malls that reopened in Israel after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown was relaxed. Overall sales rose 21% in May…

Explained: How human challenge works

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine: In the hunt for a virus, over 20,000 people worldwide have volunteered to infect themselves with coronavirus. How frequent are such trials, what is the objective, and what precautions are taken? Currently there are over a 100 vaccine molecules under various stages of development across the world. (AP/File) At a time when…

WH official favours giving tax incentives to companies to move to US from China

A top economic advisor to US President Donald Trump on Friday favoured giving tax incentives to American companies to move their economic base from China to America, amidst a new rift in the bilateral relationship over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. The US has expressed disappointment over China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed 87,530 lives in America….

Japan, US to set up economic security dialogue

Japan’s Cabinet Secretariat, the US National Security Council and the US Commerce Department are expected to participate and could hold their first meeting by the end of the year, the Yomiuri said, citing unnamed sources. Japan and the United States will set up a dialogue on economic security that will discuss 5G mobile-phone networks and the export…

Democrats investigating Trump firing of State Dept watchdog

Trump announced late Friday that he was firing the inspector general, Steve Linick, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of what it saw as political bias in the State Department’s management.   Democrats demanded on Saturday that the White House hand over all records related to President Donald Trump’s latest firing of a…

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in home

The ambassador’s death comes just two days after he condemned comments by visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused China of hiding information about the coronavirus outbreak.   Police officers stand outside the house of the Chinese ambassador In the central Israeli city of Herzliya. (Photo: AP)…

India welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal

According to the deal, Ghani will stay as the President while Abdullah will helm the High Council of National Reconciliation with executive authority, and his team will have a 50 per cent share in the cabinet. India on Sunday welcomed the power-sharing deal announced by Afghanistan between President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah,…

Kolkata: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone Idea are staring at potential penalties of about Rs 50 crore per violation for failing to meet their minimum network rollout obligations amid the nationwide lockdown as the telecom department has not extended the compliance timelines beyond May 31. The telcos have asked the Department of Telecommunications for a six-to-nine- month extension to complete their rollout targets. The compliance timelines are linked to the spectrum band assigned to them and the date of allocation. The operators said network equipment imports have been severely hit by global lockdowns imposed after the Covid-19 outbreak. Besides, there have been difficulties in completing tower site acquisitions, drive tests and securing multiple approvals from state authorities and municipal bodies. “Delays in import of network equipment, which are stuck at various ports across the globe, have resulted in critical delays in planned rollout and deployments,” Rajan Mathews, director general of the Cellular Operators Association of India, said in a letter to the DoT, a copy of which was reviewed by ET. The bulk of the network equipment is imported from Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Huawei and ZTE. Mathews, in his letter, also pointed out that meeting the network rollout compliance timelines is a big challenge “due to strict restrictions imposed by the state governments and various municipal authorities.” “It would be unfair if the telecom service providers are to suffer from any of these penalties for a situation that can at best be described as force majeure,” Mathews wrote. “The penalty exposure for a telco is around a hefty Rs 50 crore per non-compliance towards minimum rollout obligation targets, and the dates for the submissions are coming up in June,” a senior industry executive aware of the matter said. The COAI urged DoT to extend the deadlines by six to nine months so that relief is afforded for forthcoming compliance timelines. The COAI represents Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea. At press time, Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea did not reply to ET’s queries.

The extent of the damage that the coronavirus pandemic had inflicted on the oil industry came into focus on April 20, when the U.S. benchmark WTI contract plunged to minus $38 a barrel. A month after sellers had to pay nearly $40 a barrel to get rid of U.S. oil futures, the next watershed moment…

Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea staring at minimum roll out obligation penalties

Kolkata: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone Idea are staring at potential penalties of about Rs 50 crore per violation for failing to meet their minimum network rollout obligations amid the nationwide lockdown as the telecom department has not extended the compliance timelines beyond May 31.The telcos have asked the Department of Telecommunications for a six-to-nine- month extension to complete their…

Privacy in the era of IoT innovations: Duties and responsibilities

Privacy is one of the main unknowns and sensitive aspects raised by the IoT. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding more and more, and this means that consumers need better security, which translates into privacy. All this, in the face of the vulnerability, that corporate surveillance and data breaches represent. Consumers gradually inadvertently expose…

“Delighted,” Says Mukesh Ambani’s Son Akash On General Atlantic Deal

Mukesh Ambani extended his fund-raising streak for Jio Platforms Ltd. by selling an $873 million stake to General Atlantic. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani extended his fund-raising streak for Jio Platforms Ltd. by selling an $873 million stake to General Atlantic, an early investor in Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. The U.S.-based private equity fund’s agreement…

Long term reforms more important than economic package to revive auto sector demand: Vipin Sondhi

Long term reforms more important than economic package to revive auto sector demand: Vipin Sondhi New Delhi: The auto industry is still awaiting long-term measured reforms and policy interventions by the government to revive the demand in the sector which is currently reeling under pressure from prolonged slowdown and an unprecedented pandemic, said a top industry executive.Speaking…

Barack Obama was ‘grossly incompetent president’: Donald Trump

The Trump’s reaction came after Obama on Saturday criticised the US authorities’ response to the coronavirus outbreak.PTI @moneycontrolcom   Barack Obama US President Donald Trump on Sunday called his predecessor Barack Obama a ‘grossly incompetent president’. The Trump’s reaction came after Obama on Saturday criticised the US authorities’ response to the coronavirus outbreak. “He (Obama) was an incompetent…

Govt to create Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for marginalised farmers: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the third tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package focussing on agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry and allied activities. The Centre will immediately create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm- gate infrastructure for small and medium farmers, most of whom are marginalised. “Financing facility of…

Lockdown 4.0 begins with more relaxations: All you need to know

down 4.0 begins with more relaxations: All you need to know The fourth phase of the natiowide lockdown begins from Monday. The Centre issued a notification in this regard on Sunday, extending the curbs for two more …Hindustan Times1 hour agobookmark_bordersharemore_vert Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines Highlights: Plan to ease restrictions in Delhi to be announced tomorrow,…

Asia Deal Digest: April 2020

Asia’s first 50-year bond • large cloud data centers in Japan • Cambodia’s largest financial services deal • a rejected application that’s now this year’s largest IPO in Hong Kong. coronavirus molecule Asia Deal Digest, published periodically, is a compilation of some of the largest deals carried out in Asia and Australia.

Amazon France Loses Appeal Over Worker Safety From COVID-19

Facing heavy fines, the company said it would keep its French warehouses closed through April 28 while it evaluates “the best way to operate in light of the decision.” By Anne Bagamery | April 24, 2020 at 04:27 PMPhoto: Mike Scarcella/ALM Amazon France on Friday lost its appeal of a court order to stop delivering nonessential items while…

COVID-19 Alert – Consult Top online services on iservices

COVID-19 Alert With preventive measures being taken to protect people from the global pandemic and spread of coronavirus, mfine is dedicated to making healthcare more accessible and available to all. If you are an expecting mother or have recently delivered and you experience COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you should consult a gynecologist…

UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears

Notwithstanding the “dire” situation, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, assured the Council via video tele-conferencing that the UN is “fully mobilized” to continue supporting the Sudanese people. Rosemary A. DiCarlo✔@DicarloRosemary Just told Security Council members that we’re driven by sense of urgency and collective responsibility to enable the success of the truly historic transition in Sudan….

75th anniversary of the San Francisco Conference

Delegates bring the United Nations to life. Without them, this Organization would not be what it is. They negotiate agreements and coordinate with their home countries. Some form alliances, others struggle for compromises. In that way, they embody the multilateralism, which the UN stands for. The delegates represent their countries in meetings at the United…

Inactivated human muscarinic receptors used in new screening method

Researchers have developed a new screening technique by inactivating the molecular structure of the human muscarinic receptor, allowing them to test potential drugs. A new screening technique has been developed by Chinese and Russian scientists, who have used inactivated molecular structures of the human muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAchR). According to the researchers, they were able to identify new…

Study reveals how circulating tumour cells target organs

Regulator genes and proteins have been identified on circulating tumour cells in mice which allow them to target other organs in the body. Researchers have revealed the mechanisms behind hematogenous metastasis of circulating tumour cells (CTCs). According to the team, their findings could be used to develop treatments to halt the spread of cancer. The study, conducted…

NLRP3 inflammasome ‘off switch’ reverses effects of chronic inflammation

Research into age-related chronic inflammatory disorders has identified an ‘off switch’ on the NLRP3 inflammasome that could be targeted in new therapies. Researchers have identified that deacetylation of a section of the NLRP3 inflammasome acts as an ‘off switch’ for inflammation. The team suggest that therapeutics targeting this switch could be used to improve or…

Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Researchers in the United States have used particles from the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) to produce a new much-needed malaria vaccine. Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that this novel, second-generation TMV malaria vaccine candidate may offer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – one of the four different species of Plasmodium parasite…

Blimp-1 identified as driver of T-cell activity against cancer

A study has shown that T cells are driven to attack tumours by IL-2 and Blimp-1 in mice, which researchers say could form the basis of cancer therapies. Researchers have discovered how a subset of immune cells are activated to kill cancerous cells in mice. According to the scientists, their finding could lead to powerful new therapies…

Is a universal vaccine against cancer possible?

A new study has presented a potential strategy for a universal human cancer vaccine. This article delves into the researchers’ findings, exploring their methodologies and results. Researchers globally are investigating treatments for cancer, some with ambitious goals. One such group of scientists at Arizona State University, US, aim to develop a universal vaccine to prevent cancer….

Alzheimer’s vaccine shows promising results in bigenic mice

Researchers have created a new combination vaccine therapy that can induce strong immune responses against tau and Aβ pathologies seen in Alzheimer’s in bigenic mice. Through international collaboration, researchers have created a preventative combination vaccine therapy for Alzheimer’s disease that has shown success in a bigenic mouse model. The group is looking to create an…

EIDD-2801 shows efficacy against COVID-19 in human cells and mice

Collaborators have shown that the broad spectrum oral antiviral EIDD-2801 could be a potential prophylactic or therapeutic for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. Researchers have demonstrated that EIDD-2801, an oral antiviral drug, can be used as either a prophylactic or a therapeutic for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. The drug also showed efficacy against…

Coronavirus: Mexico enters most serious ‘Phase 3’ of pandemic

The total number of global cases has surpassed 2.5 million, including more than 170,000 fatalities. More than 650,000 patients are reported to have recovered. FDA approves first at-home test for COVID-19 German states require masks on public transportation UK death toll tops 17,000 India reports highest single-day recovery Running of the bulls and Oktoberfest have…

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Where Do The Richest Americans Live?

Have you checked the newest “Forbes 400: The Full List of The Richest People in America” yet? Surprise, Bill Gates, with a net worth of $81 billion, is ranked No. 1 for the 23rd year running. Meanwhile, his friend Warren Buffett fell to third place for the first time in 15 years with a net…

In Economic Crisis, What RBI’s Big Moves Today Aim At

Mumbai:  The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly cut its key deposit rate for the second time in three weeks on Friday to discourage banks for parking idle funds with it and push them toward lending to revive the flagging economy amid the coronavirus lockdown. The RBI cut its reverse repo rate by 25 basis points…

Apple, Google Covid-19 Defend New Contact Tracing Project Amid Concerns

Apple Inc. and Google addressed questions about their upcoming Covid-19 smartphone contact-tracing solution on Monday, providing details about a partnership that has raised concerns among some privacy and cybersecurity experts. The companies said the tool will require users to verify positive diagnoses before putting that information into the system. Test results will be checked by…