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by | December 29, 2020 | 13:09

The fan's blades can detach while in use. About 182,000 of them were sold in the US and 5,091 were sold in Canada, according to the Government of Canada's recall website . Home Depot did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Anyone who has this ceiling fan with the model number 71918 or 71919 is at risk, but fortunately there have been no reports of incident or injuries in Canada so far.

by | December 29, 2020 | 13:03

In India, the vaccine has been approved as a three-dose regimen for the full pneumococcal conjugate vaccination. The vaccine, which is being produced by bio-pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and also has a tie-up with the Serum Institute of India, is being evaluated by the UK's independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) after the final cut of data was submitted by the government last Monday.

by | December 29, 2020 | 07:27

There were 44 Republicans who voted with Democrats and the final vote tally was 275-134, receiving the two-thirds majority it required under the expedited vote. It followed that with a vote to override Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act , the annual bill that funds the USA military. It will be harder or persuade Democrats to accept spending cuts he says he wants elsewhere in the spending bill, particularly in cultural projects and foreign aid.

by | December 29, 2020 | 06:29

In bond markets, 10-year US Treasuries yields rose to 0.9514%. Trump unexpectedly signed the $900.0bn economic relief bill into law, averting a shutdown of the government after having previously indicating he would veto the legislation amid demands for direct $2,000 payments to Americans.

by | December 29, 2020 | 03:05

But Many of Trump's fellow Republicans, who control the Senate, oppose the effort, and Trump may not have the influence to budge them. As I update the Dollars is just a few pips weaker pretty much across the major FX board, but there really isn't much in it.

by | December 29, 2020 | 02:26

Last Tuesday, Trump said he wouldn't sign the coronavirus relief legislation into law unless the stimulus payments were increased. The Kentucky Republican admitted that the compromised bill is not ideal, "but it will do an enormous amount of good for struggling Kentuckians and Americans across the country who need help now".

by | December 29, 2020 | 01:12

The US has entered a contract with AstraZeneca for 300 million doses of the vaccine , outpacing its orders for Moderna's and Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccines. The same government official also stated, "Since Pfizer has not conducted a clinical trial in India for its vaccine candidate, the company may be asked to do that first".

by | December 28, 2020 | 17:15

Earlier this year, Tesla's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk hinted at the company entering India in 2021. Bloomberg News reported earlier this month that Apple changed hands on leadership of its automotive project, moving from Bob Mansfield to John Giannandrea, highlighting its focus on autonomous driving technology.

by | December 28, 2020 | 05:57

Ontario has identified three cases of the virus' variant, and B.C. has found one. "It is critically important that individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 provide all history of contacts and contact information to their public health unit", the province says.

by | December 28, 2020 | 04:50

Employees who chose to work from home permanently will have to give up office space, but can still use touch down space as required. Many scientists and pharmaceutical experts are estimating that life in the USA may still be irregularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic well into 2021, and in light of a business landscape reacting to that reality, Microsoft has officially allowed work-from-home to be a permanent option for its employees.

by | December 28, 2020 | 03:34

Great Britain has retaken its position at the world's fifth-largest economy, overtaking India, and is expected to massively outpace France in the coming years as it finally frees itself from the European Union. The GDP growth rate lowered by 10 years in 2020 comparing to 4.2 percent in 2019, 6.1 percent in 2018 and 8.3 percent in 2016. Chinese President Xi Jinping said last month it was "entirely possible" for his economy to double in size by 2035 under his government's new Five-Year Plan, ...

by | December 28, 2020 | 02:24

Around six million people in east and south-east England have joined many others into Tier 4 , England's highest Covid level which includes a "stay at home" order. "We must continue to work together, follow the rules for our Tiers and protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities, especially with the threat of a new COVID-19 variant spreading much faster in Tier 4 areas, and the ongoing rise in transmission in general across the country".

by | December 27, 2020 | 08:15

Some political parties in the country have criticised the United Kingdom (UK) decision to ban travel to and from South Africa due to the newly-identified COVID-19 variant. The P681H variant in Nigeria , Africa's most populous country, was found in two patient samples collected on August 3 and on October 9 in Osun state, according to a working research paper seen by The Associated Press .

by | December 26, 2020 | 22:47

Apart from Alibaba and Ant, China's leading internet groups include JD.com and Pinduoduo in digital commerce; Tencent in gaming, social media and mobile payments; ByteDance in short-form entertainment; Didi Chuxing in ride hailing; and Meituan in food delivery.

by | December 26, 2020 | 22:09

Meanwhile, Nuro's acquisition of Ike Robotics will enable it to "move faster on an ambitious mission to make people's lives better with automated vehicles", the company said . Rather than build autonomous driving technology for standard cars and trucks like most other players are doing, Nuro has created a self-driving delivery vehicle called the R2 (pictured) that is noticeably smaller than a auto and has no steering wheels or seats inside, just a cargo bay with capacity for about 400 ...

by | December 26, 2020 | 20:31

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Shortly after taking off on December 22 the pilots 'received an engine notification and, according to the standard operating procedure for such a situation, they chose to shut down an engine, ' Air Canada said in a statement written in French.

by | December 26, 2020 | 18:06

A provincewide lockdown meant to bring down COVID-19 case counts takes effect today in Ontario. The previous single day high for new COVID-19 infections was set on December 17 with 2,432 cases. Thirty-nine of the eighty-one deaths reported in the past 48 hours were among residents of long-term care homes. Halton Region confirmed another 88 cases, Niagara Region 76 and Waterloo 80.

by | December 26, 2020 | 15:00

Mr. Trump's decision to attack the bill has been seen, at least in part, as political punishment for what he considers insufficient backing by congressional Republicans of his campaign to overturn the results of the November 3 election with unfounded claims of voter fraud.

by | December 26, 2020 | 11:41

The latest rate reported for Brighton and Hove is 216.2 cases per 100,000 people in the week to Friday (18 December) when 629 new cases were confirmed. "This is good news as it means they can continue to be used to find people who have COVID-19 without symptoms who might be unknowingly passing it on".

by | December 26, 2020 | 05:04

Unal announced the initial results following randomized trials involving 7,371 volunteers. So far Brazil has no agreements to import vaccines from USA companies Pfizer or Moderna, which have been approved by the United States and other nations.

by | December 25, 2020 | 20:56

She was already in isolation when she received her positive result. Meanwhile, a woman hailing from the epicentre of the northern beaches cluster has been fined after collapsing on the floor of a pizza shop at Sanctuary Point on NSW's south coast, which prompted police involvement.

by | December 25, 2020 | 19:16

Alibaba suffered its worst trading day ever on Thursday after Chinese regulators opened an antitrust investigation into the e-commerce giant. In a short statement issued Thursday, China's State Administration for Market Regulation said that the probe is focusing on allegations that the company forces merchants on its website to sign exclusive cooperation agreements, preventing them from selling products on rival platforms.

by | December 25, 2020 | 18:36

I want to tell farmers that as long as Narendra Modi is the prime minister, no corporate can snatch away your land, this is BJP 's promise to you", he asserted. And these farm reforms are necessary for the poor farmers, who are getting poorer because of the rule of earlier governments. The government's letter comes a day after the farmers asked it not to repeat the proposal of "meaningless" amendments that they have already rejected but to come up with a "concrete offer" in writing for ...

by | December 25, 2020 | 11:35

Crude oil prices fell on worries about disappearing demand. It was a busy first day of trading this week, with plenty of forces pushing and pulling the market. Across the Atlantic, negotiators blew past a Sunday deadline set for talks on trade terms for the UK's exit from the European Union. The World Bank said it expects China's economy to grow 2% this year over 2019 and to accelerate to 7.9% growth in 2021.

by | December 25, 2020 | 10:26

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Legislators could pass a stopgap bill by Monday to prevent a partial government shutdown looming a day later, but this would not include coronavirus aid and Mr Trump would still have to sign it.