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Sinaproc declares a green alert in Bocas del Toro, Comarca Ngäbe Buglé and Chiriquí
The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) of Panama declared a preventive green alert in the provinces of Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and the Ngäbé Buglé Comarca due to the overflow of rivers due to the intensification of rains.
Panama reports 314 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in 24 hours
The Ministry of Health ( Minsa ) of Panama reported 314 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours , bringing the total number of infections in the country to 359,830.
Project that creates a registry of sexual offenders approved in the last debate
The bill that creates the registry of sexual offenders was approved by the Plenary with 40 votes in favor, 0 against and 0 abstentions.
Panama will share COVID-19 vaccination registry with other countries
The Ministry of Health reported that a technological tool is being developed through which Panama will share information on who received the COVID-19 vaccine and who did not.
Everything is ready for the vaccination process to begin for circuits 8-4 and 8-7 as of April 21
Operation PanavaC-19 continues its programming and the next circuits that we are going to vaccinate are 8-4 and 8-7, which begin this April 21
Pfizer says third dose of vaccine is "probably" necessary
As of yet, it is unknown for how long Pfizer vaccines protect against COVID-19, given the short-lived path of this product.
DOGE becomes the 7th largest cryptocurrency – passes Litecoin and BCH
The price of Dogecoin has surged seemingly without any push from prominent figures on social media or major developments in the project.
Leverton Street House by ROAR Architects
Inside a historic Victorian, ROAR Architects designs a flat for each sibling that connect to shared spaces.
The mysterious case of the $571m Manchester 'Bitcoin scam'
The US’s commodities watchdog is on the hunt for a Manchester man it claims is the mastermind behind a Bitcoin scam that swindled thousands of victims and owes $572m (£416m).
Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will “likely” need a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. His comments were made public Thursday but were taped April 1.
Denmark removes AstraZeneca from its vaccination program
Denmark has removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from its vaccination program, saying it is not needed because the country has already reached "such an advanced point" in its vaccine rollout.
The Celine Fall/Winter 2021 Show is a Poetic Parade
Hedi Slimane unveils the Celine Fall/Winter 2021 with a walk through the gardens of the Château de Vaux le Vicomte.
What has governments so concerned about the Brazilian coronavirus variant?
Several countries, including France, have suspended flights to and from Brazil due to fears over the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading there. The P1 mutation is more contagious than the initial strain of Sars-Cov-2, and it ca...
Ireland: Bribes and blackmail uncovered as former bank worker arrested in major fraud probe
Fraud squad detectives encountered a sinister blackmail plot when they launched an investigation into a former employee of the Central Bank, who allegedly committed fraud crimes after he set up a business to help clients apply for bank l...
The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic
Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.
India rolls out red carpet for foreign-made vaccines as infections surge
The Indian government has said that foreign-made vaccines approved by the US, UK and Japan, and those listed by the World Health Organization, can be granted emergency use approval, in a policy U-turn that comes as India registered the h...
IMF warns delays in Covid vaccination major risk for global economy
The International Monetary Fund has said delays in Covid-19 vaccinations are the top risk facing the global economy, and that getting people in poor countries inoculated should be a top priority.
Mystery man who used fake passport to buy gold bars wins access to £160k fortune
BNF Bank has distanced itself from a former manager who faces money laundering charges.
The fortified cities on the fringes of the Sahara
In Africa's largest nation, residents of five ancient cities are going to great lengths to protect and preserve their traditional way of life.
EU announces five-year roadmap to fight dirty money, human trafficking
The European Union will seek to increase police cooperation, target human trafficking and establish new rules to counter money laundering, according to plans detailed by the European Commission on Wednesday.
Suez megaship owner haggles over Egypt's €750m release demand
The Japanese owner of a megaship seized after blocking the Suez Canal has said it is negotiating with Egyptian authorities after they demanded $900 million (750 million euros) in compensation for its release.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global value soars past LSE and Nasdaq
At present, the world's biggest stock exchange in terms of market cap is the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, valued at$75.6 billion, followed by American bourse CME Group, valued at $74 billion
EU Releases 2021 Serious Organized Crime Threat Assessment
The European Union released on Monday a detailed report it publishes every four years outlining current and future threats serious and organized crime can pose to the EU, according to a press release.
France suspends flights from Brazil over coronavirus variant
France said Tuesday it would suspend all flights to and from Brazil due to concerns over the spread of a potentially more contagious variant of the coronavirus causing Covid-19 in the South American country. Some medical experts are conc...
Sixteen Hongkongers arrested in police swoop on bookmaking syndicate that laundered over HK$180 million in 10 months
Hong Kong police have arrested 16 people in a clampdown on a bookmaking syndicate which pocketed and laundered more than HK$180 million (US$23 million) in crime proceeds over 10 months.
US Lawmakers Seek Limits on Sales to Chinese Firms of Software Used to Design Weapons
US lawmakers want tighter restrictions on sales to Chinese companies of design software used to create computer chips for military hardware such as hypersonic weapons, a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Thursday.
Coinbase makes splash on market debut with $99.6bn valuation
It is the first time a major cryptocurrency business has been publicly listed - a landmark for technology once considered trivial.
"Terrorism Far From Over": China's Concern Over US' Afghan Pull-Out Plan
Beijing also slammed Washington for linking the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan to focus more on the threats posed by China, saying the fight against terrorism is in the common interest of all parties, including the two coun...
Rare Blood Clot Risk Higher From Coronavirus Than Vaccine, Says UK Study
The risk of rare blood clotting following the COVID-19 infection is around 100 times greater than normal, several times higher than it is post-vaccination or following influenza, according to a new University of Oxford study published on...
Florida-Based Company Illegally Pushing Bleaching Agent as 'Cure' for COVID-19 Variants
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data details at least 20,915 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first detected in the UK and later identified in the US in December 2020. As US health officials begin to recommend ...
Pfizer Defends High Cost Of Covid Vaccine
The head of Pfizer said Thursday the company's Covid vaccine, among the priciest on the market, is no more expensive than the cost of a meal and will not be sold to poor countries for a profit.
Russia Creates Cheap, Quality High-Octane Gasoline From Gas Waste Products
The timely invention could prove a major boon for energy producers and consumers alike, as oil and gasoline prices are expected to continue to climb as the planet gradually recovers the current economic slump, and energy demand continues...
Chinese Automaker Xpeng Motors Set to Develop Chips for Autonomous Vehicles Amid Global Chip Crunch
The news comes after news the Guangzhou-based tech giant said it had built a small team to develop the chips amid the ongoing global semiconductor crisis and pandemic, Chinese tech news website 36Kr reported this month, and as rival auto...
First Parts Of Billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's Steel Empire Face Bankruptcy
Three French auto parts factories belonging to Alvance Aluminium, part of the steelmaking GFG Alliance owned by Indian-British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta, will file for bankruptcy protection on Friday, the company and unions said.
Crypto Billionaire Investor Says ‘Washout’ Coming for Cryptocurrencies Amid Coinbase Listing
Bitcoin's value has skyrocketed in recent years, shaking off its “underground” image and attracting the attention of big investors, including the likes of Tesla.
Four Died In Italy Due To Rare Blood Clots After AstraZeneca Shots: Report
Four people died in Italy from rare blood clots after they received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, a report from the AIFA national pharmaceutical agency said on Thursday.
Watch: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Nails ‘Astronaut Rehearsal’ Vertical Landing Test
With NASA’s Space Shuttle program gone for nearly a decade, a slew of private firms have stepped up their efforts to provide manned space flight capabilities, not just for US governmental needs, but also for space tourism.
Former CIA Acting Director Praises Bitcoin Technology as ‘Boon for Surveillance’
Bitcoin has been booming since last year, with the cryptocurrency making another record after surging over $62,500 this week.
Video Game To Fight Racism, Players To Step Into Shoes Of Black Father
With calls for police reform and protests across the United States, software engineer Bryant Young is hoping to use virtual reality (VR) to fight racism.
FBI Hacks Vulnerable US Computers in Sweeping Takedown of Malware Blamed on China
Software giant Microsoft accused China of orchestrating a hack attack in March, alleging that a “state-sponsored threat actor” referred to as “Hafnium” had taken advantage of multiple security vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s email service...
Domino's Pizza Testing Driverless Autonomous Car for Deliveries in Houston
The R2 robot is the first fully autonomous on-road delivery vehicle to obtain regulatory approval from the US Department of Transportation. Nuro, which was created by two former Google self-driving car engineers, raised $500 million in i...
Queen Ends Row Over Royal Outfits For Prince Phillip's Funeral: Report
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband's funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms, media reported on ...
Xi Jinping To Join French-German Virtual Climate Summit: Report
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a climate change leaders summit video conference on April 16 with France and Germany, said China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, according to a report by China's official Xinhua news ...
"We're Running Out Of Sperm": Swedish Clinic Search For Donors
Sweden is facing an acute shortage of sperm for assisted pregnancy as would-be donors avoid hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic, halting inseminations in large parts of the healthcare system and driving up waiting times by years.
The Hottest Features The Rich Are Craving For Their Next Home
Space is the No. 1 priority for real estate hunters in the pandemic era at every level of the market. But for the rich, that means far more than just another bedroom.
I funded Coinbase in 2012. Making 6000x on my best startup investment yet
I was lucky enough to be the first investor in a company called Coinbase.
Coinbase’s Public Listing Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party
With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.
Video: Denmark health official collapsed live on TV while announcing the country halts the WHO-approved vaccine
Denmark’s top health official suddenly fainted at a press conference Wednesday announcing the country would be halting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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