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    India today launched the world's biggest covid jab effort to inoculate 300 million of its 1.3 billion people by July - a target which dwarfs the British population by more than four times. An army of 150,000 specially trained staff have been deployed to dole out the vaccines across 700 districts after several dry runs to improve their tactics. On day one around 300,000 people, including medics, over-50s and those deemed high-risk, were given their first of two doses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly announced V-Day on his YouTube channel as India began the monumental task compounded by poverty, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.  Vidya Thakur, dean of Rajawadi Hospital takes the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine shot, manufactured by Serum Institute of India, inside Vaccination Centre at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, India, 16 January 2021 Patients waiting at a hospital shield their faces as a worker fumigates...
    Predicting the 2020 American Music Awards winners 25 Companies Making the Most Money From Coronavirus The NBA Draft included a surprise appearance by hoops legend Diana Taurasi during one of its biggest moments and it helped validate the WNBA © Provided by INSIDER Diana Taurasi appeared virtually to interview and advise Patrick Williams, whom the Chicago Bulls selected with the 4th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Ross D. Franklin/AP Images/Christian Petersen/Getty Images WNBA legend Diana Taurasi — who is widely considered the greatest player in the league's history — made a surprise appearance during the 2020 NBA Draft. After FSU star Patrick Williams was selected with the fourth pick, Taurasi interviewed the newest Chicago Bull. Williams described himself as a "huge fan" of Taurasi's game and said his WNBA fandom was "ingrained in me from young," providing legitimacy to the league. Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    Federal judge allows 21 businesses to sue Seattle over harms caused by CHOP This Grocery Store Has the Best Customer Service Apple touted 5G as one of the biggest features in its new iPhone 12 lineup. But heres why 5G shouldnt be the only reason you upgrade. © Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the 5G iPhone 12 earlier this week. Apple Apple's iPhone 12 lineup marks the company's first smartphones to come with 5G. While it's an important step for the iPhone, 5G support alone isn't enough of a reason to upgrade. The fastest 5G networks operate at a short range and are only found in very limited areas around the US. But bringing 5G to the iPhone 12 ensures that the phone will remain relevant in the future as 5G networks develop over the coming years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Apple...
    A Chinese clerk counts renminbi yuan banknotes at a bank in China on December 2015.Jie Zhao | Corbis News | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China has started one of the biggest real-world trials for its digital currency as it pushes closer toward creating a cashless future. Last week, the government in Shenzhen carried out a lottery to give away a total of 10 million yuan (about $1.5 million) worth of the digital currency. Nearly 2 million people applied and 50,000 people actually won. The winners can now download a digital renminbi app to receive the digital yuan and spend it at over 3,000 merchants in a particular district of Shenzhen. The south China technology hub is home to some of the country's biggest tech giants including Huawei and Tencent. Local supermarkets and pharmacies are among the participating merchants as well as Walmart, according to a post by the Shenzhen...
    Dinelson Lamet, Mike Clevinger could be healthy in time for NLDS 11 Beloved Movie Couples Who Clashed Behind the Scenes After one of techs biggest conferences for women postponed its career fair, attendees organized their own with recruiters from companies like Apple and Google © Anitab.org The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest conference for women in computing. Anitab.org Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), one of the largest conferences for women in tech, recently postponed its annual career fair due to technical difficulties. Many students rely on the career fair as a way to land jobs and internships at some of the biggest tech companies like Apple and Google.  In response, some attendees have come together to arrange an alternative option for candidates and recruiters to connect.  Companies like Dropbox, are also hosting their own live interactive networking events and 1:1 chats to meet conference attendees and recruit...
    The Philadelphia 76ers’ are on the brink of making some tough decisions. After serving as head coach for seven seasons for the Sixers, Brett Brown was let go this season. This came just a day after they were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. What Elton Brand, their general manager, will be looking for is someone who can maximize the potential everyone believes the team holds. However, there is one player that has some interesting insights into the team’s bad luck. After recovering from a year-long injury, Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets will be a part of NBA again next season. And it looks like he already has an idea about what is it that is holding his contenders back. Aug 23, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) looks to pass as Philadelphia 76ers center...
    follow my triller teehee — charli d’amelio (@charlidamelio) September 15, 2020 The app has recently ramped up its outreach to influencers as it tries to expand its reach and build on its recent growth. Speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Triller CEO Mike Lu said the company has begun to make deals with influencers, including the D’Amelio, though he didn’t share details of the arrangements. “Up until a month ago, we had never paid anyone to make a video,” Lu said.  Now the company is hoping its growing ranks of influencers will help the app expand its audience further. The app recently appointed Josh Richards, the 18-year-old TikTok star, its Chief Strategy Officer tasked with helping lure other social media celebrities. “Every day you’ll see some really big names,” Lu said of the company’s efforts to win over creators. Launched in 2015, Triller looks a lot like...
    Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin called out “complete hypocrisy” from President Donald Trump and his defenders on the subject of anonymous sources on this week’s episode of Mediaite’s podcast The Interview. Trump recently called on Fox News to fire Griffin for reporting that he disparaged U.S. veterans and soldiers, matching many of the claims made in The Atlantic’s recent bombshell story. Griffin reported, based on her own sources, that Trump repeatedly called those who fought in the Vietnam War “suckers.” She also matched The Atlantic’s reporting on Trump disparaging John McCain. On top of that, Griffin reported that during a 2017 meeting at the Pentagon Trump called four-star generals “losers,” “dopes,” and “babies.” Griffin defended her reporting and her use of anonymous sources in conversation with Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin, explaining that although she would always prefer to have people on the record, “there are a variety of reasons...
    Facebook is taking a stance on anti-mask rhetoric by removing one of the largest groups dedicated to the topic for spreading misinformation.  As reported by The Verge, the group, called 'Unmasking America!' had about 9,600 members and had a self-proclaimed mission to 'spread the TRUTH about masks!'  Facebook is removing some groups like the one pictured above for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, while others have remained on the platform The group reportedly made several claims which have been widely debunked, including suggestions that masks obstruct oxygen flow and that wearing them has a psychological toll. 'It is a psychological anchor for suppression, enslavement and cognitive obedience. When you wear a mask you are complicit in declaring all humans as dangerous, infectious and threats,' a post in the group stated. Facebook's decision to take the group down came after an inquiry from The Verge and according to a comment given...
    Me at Liverpool's concert square. Barnaby Lane Liverpool was awash with party goers breaking social distancing rules during the first weekend the UK eased its coronavirus lockdown rules. Some bars also played loud music until the early hours against government guidelines. We captured pictures of the bedlam. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Liverpool, one of England's biggest cities, was awash with party goers breaking social distancing rules during the first weekend the country eased its coronavirus lockdown rules. As of July 4, pubs and restaurants were allowed to start opening, but the government said social distancing measures, including people staying one meter apart, must be enforced. Other measures the government suggested included keeping music volume low to avoid the need for people to shout or get too close, controlling access to the toilets, and not allowing customers to stand and drink. With people itching to get...
    New York (CNN Business)The popular gaming content creation group OfflineTV has removed Federico Michael Gaytan, better known as Fedmyster, in response to allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted touching from two of his housemates. Fedmyster didn't deny the allegations and apologized for his behavior, saying he is "flawed."The news of his removal from the house he shares with several other gamers emerged a week after more than 100 people, most of them women, came forward with allegations that fellow gamers in the industry had sexually harassed, abused, or discriminated against them. The industry has gained notoriety in recent years for rampant online harassment and misogyny.The upheaval at OfflineTV is part of the most high-profile #MeToo moments yet in the gaming world, which could be a potential tipping point for the industry. Some companies are beginning to act. Twitch last week said it was investigating some of the more extreme accusations...
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