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NEWS BRIEF: 25 March 2021
Quote of the Day
Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 206 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 19 April 2021. All were negative.
NEWS BRIEF: 20 April 2021
'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved': Democratic lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin trial with tears, hugs
"Someone said it better than me: I'm not celebrating. I'm relieved," Rep. Maxine Waters of California said on Tuesday.
The UK is considering a new 'Britcoin' digital currency
The UK has become the latest country to look into the potential of having a central bank-backed digital currency, following similar moves by China and Sweden.
US Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Convicted Of George Floyd's Murder
A jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding the 45-year-old Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him -- second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Sunday Times apologises for appearing to trivialise Prince Philip racism
Front-page story referred to duke’s racist ‘gaffes’ and suggested ‘secretly we rather enjoyed them’
Undercover officers 'encouraged to sleep with activists'
Senior police officers "encouraged or tolerated" undercover officers having sexual relationships with activists they were sent to spy on, a tribunal has heard.
George Floyd death: Ex-police officer Chauvin found guilty of murder
Chauvin was convicted all of three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
According to data, PayPal dominates non-bank lending
Online payments specialist PayPal is now the biggest non-bank lender after experiencing a boom in demand for services through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine risk-benefit ratio remains "positive," says EMA
The EMA established "a possible link" between the vaccine and registered cases of blood clots, which should be included as "very rare side effects".
Ex-Police Officer Derek Chauvin found guilty of all charges in George Floyd's murder
The death of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, sparked protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States.
Congressional investigation launched into Emergent BioSolutions' federal vaccine contracts
Congressional investigators have requested top executives from Emergent BioSolutions testify before the Select Subcommittee.
State Department to list 80% of countries as 'Do Not Travel' as it updates advisory system to align with CDC
The State Department announced Monday that it would begin to update its travel advisories to more closely align with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a...
11 Chic Patio Ideas to Steal For Your Own Backyard
Fresh air, fresh looks.
The Incredible Rise of North Korea’s Hacking Army
Shimomura was a member of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest yakuza crime family in Japan. When one of his superiors asked him if he wanted to make a pile of fast money, he natural...
EU regulator finds possible blood clot link with J&J vaccine, but says benefits outweigh risks
The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has possible links to rare blood clot incidents, but reiterated that its benefits still outweig...
These innovators hope to revolutionise housing with 3D printed homes
A new generation of entrepreneurs and start-ups are shaking up the construction industry by deploying 3D printing technology to build houses.
Bank of England steps up planning for ‘Britcoin’
The British government and the Bank of England have set up a taskforce to create a digital sterling or ‘Britcoin’, as central banks worldwide step up their work to beat Big Tech...
$4 billion Clubhouse keeps raising more money, but its monthly installs are slipping. Something's gotta give.
Data shows that Clubhouse monthly installs are in free fall, but investors appear to be unfazed ahead of the Android app release.
Netflix will spend $17 billion on content this year as pandemic restrictions loosen and production resumes
Netflix is grappling with a dip in content after production was stalled due to pandemic-driven delays in 2020.
This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Took Risks
Why play it safe when you can experience the fun of madcap style?
S. Korea to crack down on cryptocurrency-related illegalities
South Korea said Monday it plans to crack down on any illegality involving cryptocurrencies, such as money laundering, until June amid skyrocketing prices of virtual money.
Europe should be open to Russia's Sputnik V shot amid 'Pfizer monopoly,' vaccine backer says
Europe should be open to taking up and using Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, amid wh...
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