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by | November 20, 2020 | 15:38

Providing he shows up - Trump is strongly inclined to last-minute changes of plan - the president's attendance at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting likely marks his last flourish on the worldwide stage as president, following his defeat by Democrat Joe Biden at the presidential election on November 3.

by | November 20, 2020 | 10:11

The new app is designed around your relationships with people and businesses. "This version has been in the works for a year a half", said Venkat Rapaka, vice president of product management of Google Pay at Google . Once the user clicks an icon, Google Pay displays all of the debits and credits made in the past, similar to an email thread in Gmail. You can search in the starred contacts.

by | November 20, 2020 | 10:10

A World Health Organization (WHO ) expert panel has advised against the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19, regardless of how severely ill they are, because there is now no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation.

by | November 20, 2020 | 06:57

If you need more proof of Honda's subtle design approach, look no further than the bumper, which does away with the FC's prominent, faux corner intakes in favour of C-shaped structures. Australian-delivered versions of the current Civic offer a choice of two powertrains: a 104kW/174Nm 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder, and a 127kW/220Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder.

by | November 19, 2020 | 09:57

Ten of them were at the most advanced phase 3 stage, in which a vaccine's effectiveness is tested on a large scale, generally tens of thousands of people across several continents.> US President-elect Joe Biden Monday hailed as a cause for "hope" the news that a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was 90 per cent effective - but warned of a long battle still ahead.

by | November 19, 2020 | 06:23

In his most direct comments on the multi-billion dollar diplomatic dispute to date, Dr Lowe said it was in the economy's interest for the relationship between Australia and its largest trading partner to get back on track. The Morrison government continues to justify its positions on its disagreements with China and believes Beijing has repeatedly misinterpreted Australia's position on those matters, believing the latest list of complaints is unreasonable.

by | November 18, 2020 | 20:40

The data showed annual consumer price inflation hit 0.7% last month. The monthly rise was nearly entirely driven by rising food prices, particularly lettuce and fresh or frozen chicken, Statistics Canada says. It revealed that gas prices dived by 12.3% and electricity prices slumped 3.2% between September and October. Excluding the drop from calculations, the headline inflation reading would have increased on a year-over-year basis of one per cent.

by | November 18, 2020 | 10:42

The S&P 500, which also closed at a record Monday, lost 0.8 percent to 3,598.65, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dipped 0.2 percent to 11,897.63. The S&P Dow Jones Indices' S&P 500 as one of the most-followed stock market indices across the world, measuring the most valuable American companies listed on stock exchanges in the US.

by | November 17, 2020 | 16:10

The S&P 500 index, a basket of America's largest companies, is tracked by passive funds popular with investors. That would make it the tenth most valueable company in the S&P 500. A blockbuster quarterly report in July cleared a major hurdle for Tesla's potential inclusion. In 1999, Yahoo surged 64% in five trading days between the announcement that it would be added to the index on November 30 and its inclusion after the close of trading on December 7.

by | November 17, 2020 | 07:57

Last week, the drugmaker said early data from its vaccine trial showed that it is more than 90 percent effective against the coronavirus . The government has scrambled to secure the vaccine, with Matt Hancock announcing this afternoon that the United Kingdom has signed an "initial agreement" to purchase five million doses, but only from April.

by | November 17, 2020 | 05:23

Brent crude futures for January rose 16 cents, or 0.4%, to $43.98 a barrel by 0104 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for December added 13 cents, or 0.3%, to $41.47 a barrel. Analysts had expected a draw of 913,000 barrels. Oil prices settled up more than 2% on Monday after trading higher earlier in the day as Moderna Inc said its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19.

by | November 17, 2020 | 05:25

The Moderna and Pfizer mRNA vaccines , if approved, will become the first licensed products using an approach that has been thought to hold enormous promise as a tool for responding to new disease threats. Eleven of the 95 cases were of severe infection, and all of them were in the placebo group. The 95 cases of COVID-19 included several key groups who are at increased risk for severe disease, including 15 cases in adults aged 65 and older and 20 in participants from racially diverse groups.

by | November 17, 2020 | 01:42

Hurricane Iota is the strongest storm of the season and is tracking to be a major imminent threat for Nicaragua and Honduras. Iota strengthened to a Category Two out of five on the Saffir-Simpson wind strength scale Sunday as it tracked westward over the Caribbean towards the Nicaragua-Honduras border.

by | November 17, 2020 | 01:41

USA biotech company Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective , according to preliminary results from a late-stage US trial involving more than 30,000 people. This positive interim analysis from our Phase 3 study has given us the first clinical validation that our vaccine can prevent COVID-19 disease". A large number of volunteers, however, experienced more severe body aches and pains after receiving the second of the two-shot treatment.

by | November 16, 2020 | 21:29

In the early look, the company said no significant safety concerns were reported, and the vaccine was generally well tolerated, with injection-site pain for some people after the first dose, and fatigue, headache and joint pain after the second.

by | November 16, 2020 | 21:26

Rapid strengthening is expected to take place during the next 24 hours, and Iota is forecast to be an extremely unsafe category four hurricane when it approaches Central America. In Honduras, compulsory evacuations began before the weekend and by Sunday evening 63,500 people were reported to be in 379 shelters just in the northern region, while the whole country was on high alert.

by | November 16, 2020 | 17:40

The results indicate that the vaccine has an efficacy rate of 94.5 percent, the company said . Severe events that occurred in greater than 2% of patients included fatigue and muscle pain, which happened in almost one patient in 10, and headache and achiness.

by | November 16, 2020 | 15:25

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF , Russia's sovereign wealth fund), and GL Rapha, one of the leading South Korean bio-tech companies (including the subsidiary Hankook Korus Pharm) have agreed to produce over 150 million doses per year of the world's first registered vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection - Sputnik V.

by | November 15, 2020 | 19:58

All tests of crew members have come back negative, according to the company. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order on November 3, adding requirements that cruise ship operators must take to expand safety measures for the crew, including laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection and other policies to prevent the risk of COVID-19 onboard cruise ships.

by | November 15, 2020 | 19:35

But numerous signatories are battling severe coronavirus outbreaks and they are also hoping the RCEP will help mitigate the crippling economic cost of the illness. "Certainly we would expect the new administration to focus more on Asean and how we can strengthen the US-Asean trade and investment opportunities because the Asean region has a huge market".

by | November 15, 2020 | 18:42

Costco president and CEO, Craig Jelinek , said they've had a face mask policy since May 4th, but shoppers who couldn't wear them for medical reasons were exempt. The CDC goes on to say there is now not enough evidence to support the effectiveness of face shields for source control. An executive order by Gov.

by | November 15, 2020 | 12:26

It's being tested on roads across Europe and is underpinned by a new CMF-C platform developed for the wider Nissan Alliance. There are no plans for diesel, with a 1.3-litre 12V mild-hybrid petrol option for those choosing to stick to conventional combustion, but we suspect there will be more interest in the e-Power version.

by | November 15, 2020 | 06:30

Grammy-nominated recording artist, Cordae , who is also a gamer, will perform a live concert during the stream. Crucially, the patent filings show the removal of the present Civic's rear liftback and spoiler, suggesting Honda is toning down the Civic's sportier persona, at least its conventional trim levels.

by | November 15, 2020 | 02:27

At Disney and other major Hollywood studios, the pandemic has accelerated a shift toward streaming and direct-to-consumer services that count on subscriptions, rather than box-office grosses, to boost the bottom line. Chapek did warn that the unpredictability of COVID-19 could cause disruptions. The company said that they estimate the total net adverse effect of COVID-19 on segment operating income in the quarter was around $2.4 billion.

by | November 15, 2020 | 01:52

The move has only been communicated to a small number of staffers, but Google could announce the policy publicly any day now. On March 10, Google recommended its employees in the USA and Canada work from home if their roles allowed , making it one of the biggest companies in North America at the time to issue a blanket recommendation.