It has been three months since the latest coronavirus made its inception and started creating havoc on the human race. Originated in Wuhan, the novel virus has moved with extreme prejudice and speed as it has now managed to infect countries around the world, with some exceptions. It has spread across 460,000 souls at the time of writing showing no promise heading toward demise. Here is a glance of the countries that have been infected and the remedies that they are taking to adjust the way of life: United Kingdom: The UK has been the hotbed for Europe as cases have increased drastically in a month putting the death toll at 465 in England while Scotland and Wales reporting 22 and 7 lives lost respectively. As of 9 am on Wednesday (GMT), 1500 additional cases have been discovered. Fra
Amazon, the tech firm has been often criticized for mistreating their employees, especially their warehouse staff. Often protests are displayed from the staff against conditions such as unfair pay and difficult work conditions. However, at a time of severe global crisis, Amazon has put itself into the most modest of workplaces by increasing overtime pay for their workforce. CEO Jeff Bezos, also said on Saturday, “My own time and thinking is now wholly focused on COVID-19 and on how Amazon can best play its role,” as posted on the message board on the company’s website. Amazon took the drastic and noble deed of paying overtime for their workforce to meet the growing demand for online shopping for consumers who are stuck at home during the outbreak of the pandemic. Hourly workers at Am
While athletes doping is pretty common nowadays, especially during the Olympics. While athletes doping is nothing but a regular news headline, horse doping, on the other hand, is a much-concerned form of doping as it seems to harm ethical as well as physical violations. More than two dozen people involved in the conspiracy have been indicted for taking part in the scheme where racehorses were injected with performing-enhancing drugs to help them gain an edge in races all over the world. One of the accused is trainer Jason Servis who prosecutors have quoted, “doped virtually under his control.” The atrocities were even confined to the stables of Maximum Security who were responsible for putting last year Kentucky’s Derby across the finishing line. However, they were later disqualified on s
The Hewlett Packard Enterprise has come up with a supercomputer that rivals the industry-leading players by a quite margin as it packs the capabilities of performing 2 quintillion calculations per second. The supercomputer is powered by an AMD chipset and will be production-ready by 2023 at an astounding price of $600 million and will be assembled at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory known as the El Capitan. "We expect when it's delivered to the laboratory in 2023, it will be the fastest supercomputer in the world," Bill Goldstein, director of the Livermore lab, said Wednesday. He spoke at a press conference at HPE offices in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, at which HPE, AMD, and LLNL announced their El Capitan ambitions along with design details. In retros...
Elections can be already tacky and disastrous. Throw in a rising epidemic into the already chaotic mix and you have a recipe for disaster. With growing concerns regarding the novel COVID-19, officials in Super Tuesday states were already issuing certain concerns proactively asking voters that it is completely safe to come out and vote. Millions of people are expected to cast in their votes in 14 states, including some of the states that the virus has already been incepted. John Gardner, the assistant registrar for voters in Solano County, California quoted, that they have made provisions for an extra voting sector where the virus is suspected of being running rampant. The following provision will make sure that the voters don’t even have to get out of their cars in order to vote if they d
While you are always curious to see what becomes of your scorched lover over time, imagine them getting one on you by engaging with a global superstar. This was the case for Lindsay Crouse. Crouse who bodes as a New York Times Senior Editor recently scrolled through her Instagram and found out that her ex-boyfriend Michael Polansky was apparently dating a megastar, Lady Gaga. Lindsay who was quoted as “eating bodega grapes at her desk” at the time when she learned of the news. "I dated this normal, mystery man for seven years. Our relationship lasted all of college, and then a few years more." Crouse wrote hinting at an obvious reference to Gaga's song "Bad Romance." Crouse further goes to say that she never googled her ex after their breakup and only learn about his “next catch” as she
The British government under the reign of Boris Johnson has now unveiled the country’s new, blue post-Brexit passports that bring back an “iconic” document that was considered to be the only thorn during Brexit’s negotiations amid deportation. The “iconic” passports which were taken away from Britain since 1988. Boris Johnson further praised the color change as a "wonderful thing" and even echoed his displeasure when they were being taken away citing “A sense of personal loss and outrage.” "I think it's a wonderful thing if people want to have a blue passport again," Johnson told ITV News in 2017. While the UK had no obligation to change the color of its passports in 1988, they, however, decided to do so cementing “Political closeness” with its fellow EU members. Sources dictate that th
On February 6, the coldest place in the world recorded a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius, which is pretty high for its regular state. Scientists at an Argentine research base measured the high temperature on a peninsula that is adjacent to Antarctica facing the southern tip of South America. Notably, the highest recorded temperature previously was 17.5 degrees Celsius or 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Last week, researchers from Brazil claimed that they recorded temperatures of 20.75 degrees Celsius on an island off the peninsula beating the overall record for the entire Antarctica region set at 19.8 degrees Celsius in January of 1982. However, the UN weather agency quotes that official numbers will take months to verify. A spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organizations further ame...
Tesla began its rollercoaster ride at the beginning of February surpassing their share price by almost $1,000 with the highest intra-day stock price recorded at $968.99. Elon Musk was mentioned in the halls of Wall Street during last week as Tesla’s stocks swung hundreds of dollars in both directions. To begin the story, the stock begun with a record high price of $670 a share. This did not however, come as a surprise after Tesla’s better-than-expected quarterly earnings. However, that was nothing compared to what was to come for Tesla. Share prices continued to climb up after two consecutive days of trading and climbed almost 20% on Monday and 14% on Tuesday rising to the highest share price during the intra-day trading. However, the rocketed rise for Tesla’s stock came due to a phenome
Ever thought that a novel epidemic can affect the stock market? Well, think again. The coronavirus has now affected 213 poor souls with the official cases rising to 10,000 as the World Health Organization declaring it a national emergency on Thursday. While it has an indirect effect due to lower trading with China, European stocks closed lower on Friday after the first two cases surfaced in the U.K. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended 1% lower with the basic resources falling 1.7% across all the lead losses as all major sectors in trading were balancing in the red. Losses for European markets were deepened as initial GDP losses were estimated lower than usual during the fourth quarter of 2019. Core inflation slowed further growth of the economy as indicated by the European Central Bank. A q...