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Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


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‘A great deception’: oil giants taken to task over ‘greenwash’ ads
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:01:22 GMT

ClientEarth calls for tobacco-like health warnings on advertisements from fossil fuel firms

Some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies have used advertising to “greenwash” their ongoing contribution to the climate crisis, according to files published by the environmental lawyers ClientEarth. They describe the practice as “a great deception”.

The files compare the adverts produced by ExxonMobil, Aramco, Chevron, Shell, Equinor and others with the companies’ operations and products, overall climate impact and progress toward climate-safe business models.

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Match ID: 1 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

Coal financing costs surge as investors opt for renewable energy
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:01:22 GMT

Study finds returns must repay four times the payoff from clean energy investment to justify escalating risk

Coal financing costs have surged over the last decade as investors demand returns four times as high as the payoff required from renewable energy projects to justify the risk of investing in fossil fuels, as the world moves towards cleaner energy sources.

A University of Oxford study found that over the same period the cost of investing in renewable energy sources, such as windfarms and solar arrays, has tumbled as the clean energy technologies prove they can be cost-effective and lucrative investments.

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Match ID: 2 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:15 GMT

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.

Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).

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Match ID: 3 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block. The technique could be a boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human health, and making better informed, socially just public policy decisions.
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This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
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The 'ghostbusters' who are helping tackle climate change
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:34:31 GMT
Meet the teams who track down and destroy hidden sources of greenhouse gases.
Match ID: 6 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Germany’s surging Greens step up election race to succeed Merkel
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:47:02 GMT

Robert Habeck or Annalena Baerbock will be named as party’s candidate for chancellorship

Five months before national elections, a Green party that once styled itself as the rebel of German politics is finding itself in an unusually respectable position.

The party’s standing in the polls – in second place at 21-23% of the vote – means it will on Monday, for the first time in its 41-year history, nominate a candidate for chancellor. Furthermore, that candidate will have a realistic chance of filling the top job in German politics by the end of the year.

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The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:44 +0000
Chamise is kind of a crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.
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China and US pledge climate change commitment
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT
The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.
Match ID: 9 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
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Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:02:28 +0000
Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […]
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Cop26 preparations to intensify after compromise on virtual talks
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:19:10 GMT

Governments to hold three-week virtual meeting next month before climate summit in November

Preparations for vital UN climate talks to take place this year in Glasgow are set to intensify next month, after nations compromised over how to conduct virtual negotiations ahead of the summit.

The climate talks, called Cop26, are set for November after being postponed for a year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit is viewed as one of the last chances to put the world on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and tackle the climate emergency.

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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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CNIO researchers explain the toxicity of USP7 inhibitors, under development for cancer treatment
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The researchers have discovered that USP7 inhibitors -under development by several pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of cancer- trigger a premature activation of cell cycle proteins, leading to uncontrolled cancer cell division and death.* The paper rejects the premise that the therapeutic efficacy of these inhibitors is due to their effects on activating the tumor suppressor protein P53, as currently accepted by the international scientific community. These results extend the potential use of USP7 inhibitors to a wider range of patients.
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A new guide for communicating plant science
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Iowa State University) A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it's critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.
Match ID: 15 Score: 12.86 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
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Google Earth Now Shows You Our Planet’s Slow Deterioration
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A new time-lapse video feature in Google Earth lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.
Match ID: 16 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
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How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 17 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
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No More Halfsies on Climate
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:00:00 +0000
A storied P.R. agency is playing with fire.
Match ID: 18 Score: 10.71 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
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Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:29:35 +0000

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.

The post Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals appeared first on The Intercept.


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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:49:51 GMT
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
Match ID: 20 Score: 6.43 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 6 days
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Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech Sees "Remarkable" Efficiency Jump
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:23:00 GMT
Researchers in Japan reported a 100-fold improvement in their solar energy conversion method
Match ID: 21 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
Match ID: 22 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 152 days
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
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New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 24 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 304 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
Match ID: 25 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 355 days
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Ingenuity’s Chief Pilot Explains How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:24:00 GMT
Simulation is the secret to flying a helicopter on Mars
Match ID: 26 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days
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His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT
Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light
Match ID: 27 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days
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A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
Match ID: 28 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days
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Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
Match ID: 29 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 13 days
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Science cuts could see experts leave UK, warns Nobel laureate
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:53:10 GMT
Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse also says science is crucial for dealing with climate change.
Match ID: 30 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 18 days
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Bangladesh at 50: Why climate change could destroy my ancestral home
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:12:51 GMT
As Bangladesh turns 50, a UK-Bangladeshi reflects on how climate change affects his parents' country.
Match ID: 31 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 24 days
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Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
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Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
Match ID: 34 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 62 days
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Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
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Special Report: Top Tech 2021
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
Match ID: 37 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 186 days
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 39 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days
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Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
Match ID: 40 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 226 days
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With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 41 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 242 days
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China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT
China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit
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Sergey Brin's Revolutionary $19 Airship
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Brin’s humanitarian airship company LTA is trying to reinvent airships for the 21st century
Match ID: 43 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 263 days
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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
Match ID: 44 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 292 days
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet
Match ID: 45 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 296 days
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
Match ID: 47 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 338 days
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4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
Match ID: 48 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 470 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 0 Score: 185.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 republican, 30.00 politics, 30.00 democrat, 25.00 election, 15.00 progressives, 15.00 legislature, 15.00 elections, 15.00 constitution, 10.00 congress

Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:42:03 +0000

When a democratic socialist slate won in March, establishment staffers rushed to drain party funds. Now the new staff has raised it back — and then some.

The post Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 1 Score: 150.00 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 39.29 midterms, 21.43 republican, 21.43 politics, 21.43 democrat, 17.86 election, 10.71 progressives, 10.71 elections, 7.14 senate majority leader

House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:13:11 +0000

The Constitution allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices.

The post House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 2 Score: 121.43 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 republican, 21.43 politics, 21.43 democrat, 17.86 election, 10.71 judiciary, 10.71 executive, 10.71 constitution, 7.14 congress

Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:32 +0000

State legislators are crafting ever more extreme abortion restrictions designed to reach the Supreme Court. 2021 has already seen more than 500 bills filed across the country.

The post Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 30.00 republican, 30.00 politics, 15.00 legislature, 15.00 executive, 15.00 constitution

Lobbying act targeted powerful shadowy groups, not charities | Letter
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:50:07 GMT

Former Liberal Democrat minister Tom Brake responds to an article by Polly Toynbee on the 2014 act

In response to Polly Toynbee’s article (Cameron passed a lobbying act, but it was never meant to curb corruption, 15 April), as a Liberal Democrat minister in coalition, I was involved in drawing up the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. At no point did I, or any of my colleagues, ever discuss introducing measures designed to target the National Union of Students because we “lived in terror” of it.

What we did discuss was the risk of groups similar to the US National Rifle Association emerging as major players in UK politics. These organisations support a preferred candidate by viciously targeting their main opponent, but because they act “independently”, their spending does not count against their favoured candidate’s election spending limit.

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Match ID: 4 Score: 100.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 30.00 democrat, 25.00 election, 15.00 conservatives

As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:24 +0000

Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.

The post As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 5 Score: 95.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 republican, 30.00 politics, 20.00 federal government, 15.00 executive

Fight to vote: why US democracy is at a tipping point – video
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 08:00:34 GMT

The new Georgia voting rights law makes it harder to vote, especially for communities that tend to vote for Democrats – and that's what Republicans want. But it's not just Georgia: these restrictive voting laws are being considered in nearly every state in America, from Arizona to Texas to Florida.

These efforts come on the heels of the 2020 presidential election, which Republicans lost by slim margins in several states. Many Republicans claimed they lost because of voter fraud – because people who were ineligible to vote found a way to skirt the rules and cast ballots. Election officials around the nation said there was no widespread fraud, but Republicans are using this argument to push for a wide array of laws that will skew election in their favor.

If enacted, Americans will have to ask a hard question: is the US still a democracy?

Alvin Chang and Sam Levine explain this Republican effort to suppress voting rights as part of the Guardian's Fight to Vote series

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Match ID: 6 Score: 82.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 4 days
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Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

The post Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 7 Score: 82.14 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 republican, 21.43 politics, 21.43 democrat, 10.71 progressives, 7.14 congress

2021 elections: Voters urged to register ahead of polls deadline
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:52:37 GMT
Up to 9.4 million people have not yet ensured they can cast a ballot in May's elections.
Match ID: 8 Score: 70.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 elections

The Guardian view on the need for news: local facts are sacred too | Editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:50:52 GMT

Recent years have been punishing for regional and national news organisations. Both are essential if democracy is to thrive

Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Keir Starmer both paid tribute to Eric Gordon, the founder of the Camden New Journal, who died earlier this month, aged 89. Their interest was natural enough, as MPs in neighbouring boroughs – Camden and Islington – where the CNJ’s owner, New Journal Enterprises, publishes newspapers (its third title is in Westminster). But the story of this independently owned local news organisation has a significance that stretches beyond the capital.

Launched after a journalists’ strike, in 1982, Gordon’s papers are proof that local outlets that put community before profit can still survive and even thrive – albeit on a tight budget. With important local elections coming up, this lesson has rarely been more important.

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Match ID: 9 Score: 70.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 elections

Germany’s surging Greens step up election race to succeed Merkel
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:47:02 GMT

Robert Habeck or Annalena Baerbock will be named as party’s candidate for chancellorship

Five months before national elections, a Green party that once styled itself as the rebel of German politics is finding itself in an unusually respectable position.

The party’s standing in the polls – in second place at 21-23% of the vote – means it will on Monday, for the first time in its 41-year history, nominate a candidate for chancellor. Furthermore, that candidate will have a realistic chance of filling the top job in German politics by the end of the year.

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Match ID: 10 Score: 70.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 elections

The return of Tory sleaze: a scandal set to haunt Boris Johnson
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:01 GMT

What began as the shaming of David Cameron now threatens to drag the current government into a cesspit

It has been a dreadful few weeks for David Cameron, the former prime minister and golden boy of the Tory party. His reputation – already terribly damaged by losing the 2016 Brexit referendum and his subsequent resignation – has now sunk to depths that once would have seemed unimaginable.

After winning a majority at the 2015 election, and freed of the need for coalition partners, Whitehall civil servants remember Cameron and his chancellor, George Osborne, at their peaks, strutting around Downing Street, radiating extraordinary power and confidence.

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Match ID: 11 Score: 70.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 conservatives

David Cameron and the Greensill scandal is just the tip of the fatberg | Andrew Rawnsley
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:02 GMT
The ethics of government need a deep clean. That’s not likely to happen when Boris Johnson is prime minister

It is in danger of becoming received wisdom that the Greensill affair is an example of “Tory sleaze” similar to that which polluted the party’s reputation in the late 1990s. They do not compare. I had a ringside seat for the seedy death throes of John Major’s government. The scandals of those years mainly involved hitherto obscure politicians being caught with their peckers out or their snouts in the trough. The tabloids discovered various Conservative MPs in bed with people who were not their wives, often a career-busting transgression then, but now so accepted that Boris Johnson can be prime minister. There were also some notorious cases of Tory backbenchers taking undeclared payments – “cash for questions” – to promote business interests in parliament. This swelled the public’s feeling that the Conservatives had been corrupted by a long stretch in power and contributed to their landslide defeat at the 1997 election, but none of it threw into question the integrity of government itself.

The Greensill affair is several orders of magnitude more serious. A former prime minister is at the heart of this scandal that points to something rotten about how we are governed and is now embroiling not just politicians, but also the civil service.

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Match ID: 12 Score: 70.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 conservatives

2021 elections: A simple guide to the Scottish, Welsh and local elections
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:50:31 GMT
A bumper crop of elections are being held on 6 May across England, Scotland and Wales.
Match ID: 13 Score: 70.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 elections

Election 2021: How do I register to vote?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:52:59 GMT
About 48 million people will be able to vote in a series of elections on Thursday, 6 May.
Match ID: 14 Score: 70.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
qualifiers: 30.00 politics, 25.00 election, 15.00 elections

Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:11:20 +0000

Despite pledging to recuse herself from contracts involving her partner “as necessary,” the council member-turned-House-candidate approved $17 million to Perk.

The post Shontel Brown Approved Major Contract, Then Contractor Backed Her Campaign appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 21.43 politics, 21.43 democrat, 17.86 election, 7.14 congress

What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000
Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […]
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‘Course record still intact’: Biden on first underwhelming golf outing as president
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 20:48:21 GMT

In contrast, the golf-loving Trump by this point of his presidency had already recorded 19 separate visits to golf courses

During last year’s presidential election campaign, one of Joe Biden’s strongest arguments to voters was that he wasn’t Donald Trump.

After engaging in the favorite pastime of the “former guy” with the first trip to a golf course of his presidency on Saturday, he finds that he still isn’t.

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Supermarket and care staff in London could get key worker access to housing
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:01 GMT

Sadiq Khan will consult on move to ‘recognise sacrifice’ of workers in pandemic, if re-elected

Supermarket and care staff could be added to the list of key workers in London to give them preferential access to cheaper housing, as part of a new post-pandemic settlement being considered by the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

A consultation on including the occupations alongside nurses, firefighters and other public servants will be launched next month, if the Labour mayor wins a second term in the 6 May election. He led his nearest rival, the Conservative candidate, Shaun Bailey, by 22 points in a recent poll.

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Arkansas House passes unconstitutional bill putting creationism in schools
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:40:38 +0000
Despite unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill moves on to the Senate.
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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:46:36 GMT

The Guardian’s own Jonathan Liew has written that the idea of a European Super League is one that could only have been devised by someone who truly hates football to its bones.

Who hates football so much that they want to prune it, gut it, dismember it, from the grassroots game to the World Cup. Who finds the very idea of competitive sport offensive, an unhealthy distraction from the main objective, which in a way has always been capitalism’s main objective.

Related: Only someone who truly hates football can be behind a European super league | Jonathan Liew

I have never heard so much hyperventilating nonsense in my life. It's the most stupefying discussion I've ever seen in sport. People are saying the stupidest things.

Has @jonathanliew ever heard of the BayernLiga? You know, the league named for the team that wins every year? pic.twitter.com/ADrzqQoF1L

On Uefa’s stance on all this: there’s an executive committee meeting today in Switzerland. Italian journo Fabrizio Romano reports Europe’s governing body is on the same page as Fifa, the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga in that teams will be banned from the Champions League and domestic leagues if they take part in the European Super League.

UEFA Executive Committee meeting scheduled for today in Montreux.

UEFA, FIFA, PL, Liga, Serie A on the same position: #SuperLeague has been disapproved. No UCL, no domestic leagues for the 12 clubs. #SuperLeague clubs insist they want to play in the domestic leagues too. ⚠️

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Australia news live: Scott Morrison announces royal commission into veteran suicides; New Zealand travel bubble opens
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:43:18 GMT

NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Gladys Berejiklian says next Mad Max movie will be filmed in Sydney. Follow all the latest news and updates live

A fourth Royal Perth Hospital staff member has gone into self-quarantine after removing a surgical mask prematurely while leaving the room of a Covid-19 positive patient, AAP reports.

“The breach (that) occurred yesterday afternoon was immediately detected and relevant processes enacted to ensure the safety of other staff, patients and the community,” East Metropolitan Health Service chief executive Liz MacLeod said on Monday.

South Australia has reported six new cases of Covid-19, all overseas-acquired by people in medi-hotels (what SA calls hotel quarantine).

South Australian COVID-19 update 19/4/21. For more information, go to https://t.co/mYnZsGpayo or contact the South Australian COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787. pic.twitter.com/zxo0A6F1nW

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Compulsory worship of national symbols is the sure sign of a culture in decline | Nesrine Malik
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:00:23 GMT

Those who think our flags and statues must be protected from blasphemers have taken a step down a sinister road

Though we often hear that depictions of the prophet Muhammad are forbidden in Islam, artworks bearing his image can be found in museums in Europe and the United States. He is on a bronze medallion in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, holding a book. He is in a Persian miniature in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, ascending to the heavens on a horse. And he is in many carefully curated private collections of Islamic art, appearing from time to time in the catalogues of prestigious auction houses when these artworks change hands.

The prohibition of images of the prophet, no matter how anodyne, is widely accepted today – but, as these examples show, it is a distinctly modern edict. The religious justification for the ban is far less clear than its proponents believe: there is no such instruction in the Qur’an. There is, of course, a pre-Islamic aversion to idol worship shared by all the monotheistic religions, and over the centuries this aversion gradually wore away depictions of Muhammad in Islamic art. But this was only a prelude to the modern charge of blasphemy – which arrived only in the 20th century, after the Muslim world had fractured into nation-states.

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European Super League: how did the clubs get to this point?
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:53:14 GMT

Analysis: 12 clubs have announced they are joining the new European Super League after a weekend of frantic talks

It was only on Saturday morning that a senior executive of one of European football’s biggest clubs realised that the long-rumbling talks about the breakaway European Super League were suddenly – in his words – “about to go nuclear”.

For months, clubs had batted round proposals for a €6bn (£5.2bn) breakaway league, that would see 15 founding clubs receive between €89m and €310m immediately for signing on the dotted line. But while each of them had been given documents, contracts, and asked to come back with ideas, Uefa appeared to have blocked the plan by agreeing to a reformed Champions League, involving 10 group games in a Swiss-style format, which they were due to announce on Monday.

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NHS England chair faces demands to explain role in Greensill lobbying
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 19:21:57 GMT

Calls for clarity about Lord Prior’s involvement with Greensill as former PM David Cameron is under fire

The Conservative peer who chairs NHS England is facing demands to explain why he helped arrange for Greensill Capital to lobby senior health service bosses, with Labour describing his role as “shocking”.

David Prior is facing questions over a meeting he organised between the now collapsed finance firm’s founder Lex Greensill and the overall boss of the NHS and its chief financial officer.

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Ben Jennings on the Greensill scandal – cartoon
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 19:00:10 GMT
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Labour dismisses Tory claim of ‘robust’ lobbying rules
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:05:31 GMT

‘Cosy relationship’ between government and lobbyists ‘stinks of sleaze’, says Rachel Reeves

Labour has accused the government of being too complacent about the lobbying crisis after a cabinet minister claimed the current rules were “pretty good” and “quite robust”.

George Eustice, the environment secretary, used the phrases in interviews in which he also defended David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of Greensill Capital and played down the need for any wide-ranging reform of the Whitehall probity rules.

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Let’s not go back to the denial and delusion of the Thatcher years | John Harris
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:22:12 GMT

Nostalgia, royal navel-gazing and angst: modern Britain is in danger of repeating the mistakes of 40 years ago

Midway through last week, I spent a couple of hours in Redditch, 15 or so miles south of Birmingham. My daughter plays the drums, and she wanted to see the new statue of the late John Bonham, who grew up in Redditch, joined the hugely successful hard rock group Led Zeppelin, and died a tragic death in 1980. We found the impressive memorial in the local market square – an obviously popular meeting place, sullied by a conspicuous line of vacant shops.

Redditch has had a rough time of late. Even now, its Covid infection rate is among the highest in the country. Like so many places, the town has said goodbye to its branch of Marks & Spencer, and is about to lose its Debenhams department store too. In the spring sunshine, it felt pinched and forlorn. This was thrown into sharper relief by what we then listened to on the car radio: endless chatter about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the supposed magic and wonder of the royal family, and the arrangements for his funeral.

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‘Rebel residents’ finally get their chance to testify to Grenfell inquiry
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:00:03 GMT

Resident who predicted the fire months in advance, and six other survivors will be cross-examined

Grenfell Tower’s “rebel residents” will finally testify on Monday at the public inquiry into the disaster, delivering evidence about what their lawyers have claimed was “indifference and hostility” from their council landlord.

After more than 200 days of evidence from firefighters, builders, cladding manufacturers and safety experts, seven survivors from the 2017 blaze that killed 72 people will be cross-examined about how they were treated by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and its arm’s-length tenant management organisation (TMO) during the disastrous refurbishment.

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‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:02 GMT

Observer analysis of those companies condemned by unions also shows that some raised executive pay

Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has called the practice “unacceptable”, but ministers have also insisted that firms in financial difficulty must have the flexibility to offer new terms and conditions.

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David Cameron’s lobbying scandal
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 02:00:23 GMT

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, and political correspondent Rajeev Syal discuss the unprecedented formal inquiry into lobbying by the former prime minister David Cameron on behalf of the collapsed finance company Greensill Capital

The Guardian’s banking correspondent, Kalyeena Makortoff, talks to Rachel Humphreys about Greensill, a company that specialised in supply-chain finance, and its relationship with the former prime minister David Cameron. Cameron joined Greensill as an adviser in 2018, two years after resigning as prime minister. It has emerged that last year he sent texts to Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, and “informally” phoned two other Treasury ministers, asking for Greensill Capital to get the largest possible allocation of government-backed loans under the Covid corporate financing facility, or CCFF. He also lobbied a No 10 aide, and in 2019 took Lex Greensill to a “private drink” with Matt Hancock, the health secretary.

Although Cameron hasn’t broken any rules, there have been questions raised over the fact that he appears to have used personal contacts to seek preferential treatment for a company in which he had a financial stake. On Monday No 10 said it was launching an independent investigation into Cameron’s lobbying, led by the corporate lawyer and government adviser Nigel Boardman. Rachel also hears from Guardian political correspondent Rajeev Syal about how Cameron has responded to the scandal and the wider role of lobbying in UK politics.

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Ben Spencer’s last-minute kick snatches dramatic Bath win over Leicester
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:40:56 GMT
  • Bath 21-20 Leicester
  • Mercer shines; Spencer’s conversion keeps play-off hopes alive

Zach Mercer will turn his back on English rugby when he leaves Bath for Montpellier this summer and on the evidence here, he will be a huge miss for his current club and country.

Many have questioned some of Eddie Jones’s selections after England’s awful fifth-placed Six Nations finish last month. The last of Mercer’s two Tests came in 2018 and he is clearly not rated by Jones, but his performance as Bath edged their old rivals Leicester was certainly international standard. Jones may not care that Mercer is departing for France but Bath certainly do. The 23-year-old No 8 was everywhere against the Tigers as Ben Spencer’s conversion won it for the home side at the death.

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Andrew Cuomo, Matt Gaetz, and the New “Never Resign” School of Politics
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
In recent years, many politicians have seemed to realize that remaining in office is often the best path out of a scandal—for their own sake if no one else’s.
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Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Howard Dean, ex-governador democrata no estado de Vermont, se junta à indústria farmacêutica para lutar contra o compartilhamento de propriedade intelectual para vacinas de baixo custo.

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Enemies, Foreign and Domestic
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:39:14 +0000
The heads of American intelligence agencies brief Congress on the biggest threats to national security
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Coronavirus live news: UK study to expose young people to virus for second time; India cases top 15m
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:37:27 GMT

Young, healthy volunteers who have previously had Covid will be deliberately exposed to the virus for a second time; India reports record 273,810 new infections in 24 hours

Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant Covid strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities said in a statement late on Sunday.

The three countries would be classified as “extremely high risk” after there had been multiple imported cases carrying the strain into Hong Kong in the past 14 days, the government said.

The city reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 29 of which were imported, marking the highest daily toll since March 15. Hong Kong has recorded over 11,600 cases in total and 209 deaths.

Hong Kong authorities have been urging residents to get vaccinated for coronavirus with only around 9% of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents vaccinated so far.

The government last week widened the city’s vaccine scheme to include those aged between 16 to 29 years old for the first time, as they aim to boost lacklustre demand for inoculations amongst residents.

Airlines impacted by Hong Kong’s ban on travellers from India, Pakistan and the Philippines include carriers such as Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Vistara and Cebu Pacific.

The immune response needed to protect people against reinfection with the coronavirus will be explored in a new human challenge trial, researchers have revealed.

Human challenge trials involve deliberately exposing healthy people to a disease-causing organism in a carefully controlled manner, and have proved valuable in understanding and tackling myriad conditions from malaria to tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.

Related: Trial to study effect of immune system on Covid reinfection

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‘It’s war’: what the papers say about the European Super League
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:35:16 GMT

Newspapers in the UK trotted out war metaphors after 12 of the continent’s top football clubs revealed controversial plans

The rebels have made their move, and Gary Neville had barely finished his furious “imposters” tirade before the continent’s newspapers started trotting out the war metaphors.

“Football at war” was the popular choice for editors sending Monday’s print editions to press after 12 football clubs across England, Spain and Italy announced the formation of the European Super League on Sunday night.

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Como a extrema direita burla punições do YouTube – e o Google finge que não vê
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:05:33 +0000

Dos 27 canais que sofreram penalidades, só um saiu do ar definitivamente. A maioria continua ganhando dinheiro do próprio Google com propagandas.

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Did ‘eat out to help out’ cost lives? – podcast
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 02:00:19 GMT

Last August, Bob Pape and his family went on a city break to Birmingham, making the most of the chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘eat out to help out’ scheme. The day after he arrived home, his Covid symptoms began. Guardian writer Sirin Kale looks at the links between the scheme and the rise in Covid numbers

Like millions of people, Bob Pape and his family took advantage of the government’s “eat out to help out” scheme last August. They took a mini-break to Birmingham and ate at a handful of restaurants. Upon his return, Pape fell ill, was put on a ventilator, and died a few weeks later.

As part of her Lost to the Virus series, the Guardian writer Sirin Kale wrote about Pape and his family, and reports here on the story of their ill-fated holiday. She talks to Rachel Humphreys about the links between EOTHO and rises in Covid cases, telling her about her conversation with the University of Warwick economist Thiemo Fetzer. He has published a paper analysing the impact of EOTHO on Covid infections. Fetzer found that areas with higher take-up of the scheme experienced an increase in Covid infection rates, with between 8% and 17% of new Covid infection clusters attributable to EOTHO.

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Explainer: how will the new European Super League work?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:52:49 GMT

Questions and answers on plans unveiled by 12 leading European clubs to launch a breakaway midweek league

On Sunday night 12 European football clubs announced the formation of a new competition, the Super League, to widespread criticism from governments, their own domestic leagues, football federations as well as Uefa and supporters around the world.

Related: European Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign up to competition

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Facebook encryption plans will hit fight against child abuse, warns Patel
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:16:40 GMT

NSPCC fears end-to-end encryption of messages will make tools that identify grooming and images of abuse useless

Home secretary Priti Patel will call for tech companies including Facebook to “live up to their moral duty” and do more to safeguard children in a roundtable discussion about end-to-end message encryption.

Major tech firms currently use a range of technologies to identify child abuse images and detect grooming and sexual abuse in private messages. But concerns have been raised that proposals to end-to-end encrypt Facebook Messenger and Instagram, also owned by Facebook, would render these tools useless.

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European Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign up to competition
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 22:52:44 GMT
  • Statement confirms involvement of 12 clubs
  • Uefa, Premier League and politicians condemn proposal

European football was thrown into turmoil on Sunday night after new plans for a European super league were revealed that would mean six English clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham – joining the breakaway competition alongside three teams from each of Italy and Spain.

Related: Only someone who truly hates football can be behind a European super league

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Frank Judd: Former Labour minister and peer dies aged 86
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:51:17 GMT
Paying tribute, the party's leader says he "fought for peace, human rights and social justice".
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Only someone who truly hates football can be behind a European super league | Jonathan Liew
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 18:34:33 GMT

The clubs behind the proposed tournament must find competitive sport offensive, all the way from the grassroots game to the World Cup

Perhaps once all this has shaken out, once the imminent threat of a breakaway European super league has been resolved one way or the other, football will find the time for a little reflection.

How we reached this point. How the game’s elite clubs managed to engineer a scenario in which a hostile takeover came to feel inevitable, even irresistible. How the world’s most popular sport managed to hand over so much of its power and wealth and influence to people who despise it.

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Sinn Féin president apologises for murder of Lord Mountbatten
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 18:16:25 GMT

Mary Lou McDonald says she is sorry the late Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle was killed by IRA bomb in 1979

The Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald, has apologised for the IRA’s 1979 murder of Lord Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle.

Speaking after the funeral of Prince Philip, she told Times Radio she was sorry that Mountbatten, 79, had been killed when the fishing boat he was on was blown up by an IRA bomb.

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Leaving Afghanistan: the west has lessons to learn | Letters
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:51:56 GMT

As troops prepare to withdraw from the war-torn country, readers reflect on western nations’ involvement and legacy

Your editorial (15 April) asserts that the Taliban were quick to take over when the Russians left. That is simply not true; it actually took seven years, from the end of Soviet combat operations in 1989 to the capture of Kabul by the Taliban in 1996. The crucial event was the withdrawal of Russian subsidies to the Najibullah regime in 1992.

It took a further two years for that regime to collapse, and two years more of chaos and intra-mujahideen fighting to create the void into which the Taliban stepped. This all matters because there was nothing inevitable about the Taliban’s takeover in 1996 and neither is there now.

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The Queen alone: how Prince Philip’s death will change the monarchy
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:30:27 GMT

With the poignant sight of the widowed Queen, the world glimpsed an era that is not just ending, but inevitably on its way

You could barely see her, but you could glimpse the future. Maybe it was the sepulchral gloom of the dark wooden stalls of St George’s chapel, or perhaps it was the restraint of a TV director keeping their distance, respecting the privacy of the moment, but the Queen was hardly visible in the live coverage of her late husband’s funeral on Saturday. Masked and in an unlit corner, the monarch was all but unseen.

When the camera did catch her, it made for a poignant sight: the widow alone, an image that “broke hearts around the world,” in the words of the Washington Post, but one that will resonate in the UK especially. Even the sternest republican has long admitted that an extraordinary bond exists between Elizabeth and the people who have been her subjects for nearly seven decades. Now, if anything, that bond will be strengthened.

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Dominic Raab: UK fully supports Czech hunt for Skripal suspects
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 12:18:18 GMT

Foreign secretary hints he believes same Russian cell behind Salisbury poisoning and Czech explosion

The British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said the UK stood in “full support” of the Czech Republic after the country’s police announced they were hunting two Russians, suspected of carrying out the Salisbury poisonings, in relation to an explosion at an arms depot.

The Czech authorities said on Saturday they were seeking Alexander Petrov, 41, and Ruslan Boshirov, 43, in connection with a previously unexplained 2014 explosion at a munitions dump in Vrbětice, which left two dead.

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Labour urges Boris Johnson to cancel trip to India over Covid risk
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 12:17:18 GMT

Steve Reed says PM should ‘set an example’ and conduct his scheduled meetings via Zoom

Labour has urged Boris Johnson to “set an example” and cancel his forthcoming trip to India because of the Covid risk.

Steve Reed, the shadow communities secretary, said because of the threat posed by new variants of the virus, the prime minister should abandon plans to fly to India later this month and instead hold his scheduled meetings via Zoom.

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If Boris Johnson has his way, a woman’s work will truly never be done | Catherine Bennett
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:02 GMT
Once finally retired, female carers are the PM’s choice when it comes to looking after aged parents

Did we miss it? No, of the “clear plan” an incoming Boris Johnson promised within 12 months, thus differentiating his resolve from the way social care funding had been “shirked by governments for about 30 years”, there is still no sign. Nor of promised cross-party talks.

Although to be fair, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, did ask every single MP and peer for any social care hints or hacks they might have – excluding the thrifty tip, inexplicably omitted from Andrew Dilnot’s 2011 report, that where possible, middle-aged men restrict their relationships to future care-givers at least a decade younger than themselves. This is already being trialled.

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JD Vance: Trump whisperer turned Senate hopeful
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:03:43 GMT
The author of the bestselling Hillbilly Elegy is being courted by Republicans for a Senate run.
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Daily Cartoon: Friday, April 16th
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:31:26 +0000
“The forsythia and Republican voter-suppression bills are in full bloom.”
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Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Radioactive Water into the Sea has Supporters as Well as Foes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Despite protests at home and abroad, the government has also received overseas backing for how it intends to deal with a “unique and complex” problem
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The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:01:44 +0000

America will depart without having accomplished its goals and with more Afghan suffering ahead.

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2021 elections: What elections can I vote in this year?
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:46:11 GMT
National elections in Scotland and Wales and local elections in England are scheduled for 6 May 2021.
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How the Pandemic Changed Europe
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:06:19 +0000
The historian Adam Tooze discusses the vaccine rollout and shifting politics in the E.U.
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The Georgia Voting Law and the End of the New South
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:29:13 +0000
Republican state legislators once were allies of the business establishment. Now they seem to have little use for it.
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There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 58 Score: 25.71 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
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Scottish election 2021: The voters the parties are vying to win over
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:13:40 GMT
We speak to five voters who have yet to make up their minds in the Scottish election.
Match ID: 59 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

Election 2021: Why is turnout so low in one Hull ward?
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:10:59 GMT
People in a ward with one of the lowest election turnouts in England give their views on voting.
Match ID: 60 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Syria sets May date for presidential election opposition says is farce
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 15:35:41 GMT

The poll on 26 May is all but certain to return Bashar al-Assad for a third term as president

Syria will hold a presidential election on 26 May that is virtually certain to return Bashar al-Assad for a third term, an event Washington and the opposition say is a farce designed to cement his autocratic rule.

Assad’s family and his Baath party have ruled Syria for five decades with the help of the security forces and the army, which are dominated by his Alawite minority. This year is the 10th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters that triggered a civil war that has left much of the country in ruins.

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Match ID: 61 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

Syria to hold election in May after years of war
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:37:14 GMT
The vote is expected to pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad to serve another seven-year term.
Match ID: 62 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Sunday Reading: Children’s Literature
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces that offer insight into a vibrant and remarkable genre.
Match ID: 63 Score: 25.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
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If Jacinda Ardern wants to end period poverty she needs to take some lessons from abroad | Jacinta Gulasekharam
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:45 GMT

When it rolls out free period products in schools the government should think about sustainability and educating boys

As Labour tries to fulfil its many election promises, there is one area it could score an easy win – the period product rollout scheduled for June.

And if New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern is serious about ending period poverty, she needs to take a good look at England and Scotland.

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Match ID: 64 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
Match ID: 65 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 judiciary, 10.00 congress

Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

The post Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 25.00 election

NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:17 EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program.
Match ID: 67 Score: 25.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 68 Score: 25.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 25.00 election

Biden Finally Got to Say No to the Generals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:58:03 +0000
Critics be damned, the President is ending the Forever War waged by Bush, Obama, and Trump in Afghanistan.
Match ID: 69 Score: 21.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 politics

The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

The post The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 70 Score: 21.43 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 21.43 republican

The U.S. embarks on a huge climate reset
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:00:36 EDT
Under former president Donald Trump, the federal government cut itself adrift from the broad international consensus. President Biden immediately shifted course.
Match ID: 71 Score: 20.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 federal government

Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


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qualifiers: 10.00 house of representatives, 10.00 congress

Dow ends at 34,000 for first time; S&P 500 notches record as jobless claims hit pandemic low, retail sales surge
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:05:26 GMT

The S&P 500 and Dow clinched fresh records Thursday, after economic reports continued to affirm a healthy recovery from the pandemic, highlighted by retail sales surging in March on the back of fiscal stimulus checks to consumers and jobless benefit claims falling to a fresh low for the COVID period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up more than 300 points at a fresh milestone at 34,000, on a preliminary basis, the S&P 500 index notched a 1.1% advance to log its all-time closing high at around 4,170 and the Nasdaq Composite Index finished 1.3% higher at about 14,039, marking its first finish above 14,000 since February and its third-highest close in its history. U.S. retail sales surged almost 10% in March thanks to $1,400 stimulus checks paid to consumers by the federal government. Sales climbed 9.8% last month, the government said Thursday. Economists polled by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 6.1% increase.Adding to the market's optimism, weekly jobless benefit claims fell to a pandemic-era low. U.S. unemployment claims sank by 193,000 in the week of April 10, an unusually large decline that likely reflects both an improving economy but also continuing problems in processing applications for jobless benefits.

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Match ID: 73 Score: 17.14 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 federal government

India’s Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:20:21 +0000
Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup to reach the much sought after unicorn status. In less than six months since, the Indian startup has tripled its valuation and is preparing to launch in the Southeast Asian markets. Razorpay said on Monday it […]
Match ID: 74 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Biden Inherits F.D.R.’s Supreme Court Problem
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Roosevelt tried to pack the Court to protect his ambitious agenda from conservatives. Biden, facing a similar threat, has appointed a commission to study options.
Match ID: 75 Score: 15.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 conservatives

Swiss billionaire backs out of offer to buy Tribune Publishing Co.
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:51:25 EDT
Maryland business executive Stewart Bainum Jr. is still interested in making an offer.
Match ID: 76 Score: 15.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Why it’s not surprising to see nine-figure AI rounds
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:00:17 +0000
This week Scale AI raised a $325 million Series E. The company, as TechCrunch has written, works in the data labeling space. And it has been on a fundraising tear over the last few years.
Match ID: 77 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins $2.9 billion NASA moon landing contract
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:30:07 GMT

Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.

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Match ID: 78 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
Match ID: 79 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
Match ID: 80 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Mer Telemanagement stock rockets on heavy volume after merger with sports betting company
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:06:40 GMT

Shares of Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. shot up 62.4% on very heavy volume in morning trading Friday, to pace all gainers on major U.S. exchanges, after the Israel-based telecom expense management company agreed to be acquired by sports betting company SharpLink Inc. Trading volume spiked to 46.2 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 343,900 shares, to make the stock the second-most active on major U.S. exchanges. The stock's rally, which puts it on track for the highest close since August 2015, has pushed Mer's market valuation up to $24.1 million. Following the closing of the merger, SharpLink shareholders will own 86% of the combined company. "Following the merger, our company will be on the leading edge of a potentially massive sports betting market in the U.S. and globally," said Mer Chief Executive Roy Hess. "By providing proprietary advanced conversion and engagement solutions for the sports betting industry, we expect SharpLink's services will be needed by many companies looking to capitalize on this opportunity." Mer's stock has tripled (up 200.7%) year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 11.2%.

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Match ID: 81 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Kansas City Southern profit, revenue miss expectations amid 'unique and challenging events'
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:16:27 GMT

Shares of Kansas City Southern tacked on 0.1% in premarket trading, after the rail road operator reported a first-quarter profit and revenue miss, with Chief Executive Patrick Ottensmeyer citing "several unique and challenging events," but he said he can "confidently confirm" the full-year outlook. Net income rose to $153.0 million, or $1.68 a share, from $151.7 million, or $1.58 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, such as merger costs and foreign exchange losses, adjusted earnings per share came to $1.91, below the FactSet consensus of $1.95. Revenue fell 3.5% to $706.0 million, missing the FactSet consensus of $714.0 million. Among the "challenging" events mentioned by CEO Ottensmeyer were adverse weather resulting from the Polar Vortex and lingering network congestion. The company said in January that it expects 2021 revenue growth in the double-digit percentage range and EPS of $9.00 or better. The stock has rallied 26.7% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average has advanced 19.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 11.2%.

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Match ID: 82 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 139 million and U.S. death toll is above 565,000
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:20:05 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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Match ID: 83 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 executive

$50 million for WA to process signals from the dawn of time
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) The Australian Federal Government will invest $64.4 million to establish a centre in Western Australia to process and analyse data from the SKA radio telescope. Each year, around 600 petabytes of SKA data will be stored for astronomers and astrophysicists from all over the world to access and analyse. The funding to establish a facility in Perth is part of $295 million announced this week.
Match ID: 84 Score: 14.29 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 federal government

Becoming Prince Philip: an interview with The Crown’s Tobias Menzies
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:00:52 GMT

Tobias Menzies played Prince Philip in Netflix hit The Crown. On the eve of the royal’s funeral, Menzies discusses the unique challenge of trying to get inside the mind of a person seen by so many but known by so few

Tobias Menzies talks to Anushka Asthana about playing Prince Philip in seasons 3 & 4 of Netflix smash hit The Crown.

When Tobias landed the job, he knew little about Prince Philip, a person who was so often photographed but so little known.

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Match ID: 85 Score: 12.86 source: www.theguardian.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 executive

How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 86 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 executive

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Unless the federal government steps up, the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism will continue to harm our civil rights and national security.
Match ID: 87 Score: 11.43 source: www.wired.com age: 5 days
qualifiers: 11.43 federal government

China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT
A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size
Match ID: 88 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 executive

CPI da Covid: quando as instituições funcionam, Bolsonaro perde
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Nomes da comissão indicam que responsáveis pelo genocídio em curso vão suar para explicar o boicote sistemático a todas medidas de combate à pandemia.

The post CPI da Covid: quando as instituições funcionam, Bolsonaro perde appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 89 Score: 10.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Congressmen ask Biden admin to keep chip design software away from China
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:09:50 +0000
And no fab should use American tools to sell advanced chips to China, they add.
Match ID: 90 Score: 10.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Cuba’s Castro era to end as Raúl announces he will step down from Communist Party post
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:22:30 EDT
Fidel's younger brother is expected to leave the powerful office during a party congress this weekend.
Match ID: 91 Score: 10.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 10.00 congress

Haiti: único país sem vacinas contra a covid-19 na América Latina
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:10:53 +0000

A falta de vacina contra a covid-19 é só mais um dos elementos que compõem a crise no Haiti hoje. O país caminha sem Congresso, com violência em alta e um presidente cada vez mais autoritário.

The post Haiti: único país sem vacinas contra a covid-19 na América Latina appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 92 Score: 8.57 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 congress

Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 93 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics, 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:26:00 GMT
Nokia Bell Labs and NASA team up to bring wireless networks to the moon
Match ID: 94 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 167 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 2.14 executive, 2.14 elections

Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:04:27 +0000

Mas o nome da big tech não aparece na indicação feita por subordinados de Paulo Guedes. Escolha cabe a Bolsonaro.

The post Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 95 Score: 7.14 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 7.14 congress

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
Match ID: 96 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 102 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election, 1.43 congress

This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
Match ID: 97 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 6 days
qualifiers: 4.29 congress

Polarization Isn't America's Biggest Problem—or Facebook's
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:00:00 +0000
A debate is raging over the social media giant's role in dividing the country. But it's the US's deeply-rooted inequities that tech should focus on.
Match ID: 98 Score: 4.29 source: www.wired.com age: 13 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

Race report: Was controversy part of the plan?
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 11:14:44 GMT
How the government handled the release of a contentious report on racial disparity in the UK.
Match ID: 99 Score: 4.29 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 15 days
qualifiers: 4.29 politics

FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
Match ID: 100 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 87 days
qualifiers: 2.86 federal government, 1.43 congress

Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 101 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

Calling all future astronauts!
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Apply now to become an ESA Astronaut

Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward.


Match ID: 102 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 19 days
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Be part of something big
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:46

On 31 March 2021, the European Space Agency is opening the application process for its first astronaut selection in over a decade.

If you meet the minimum requirements and want to join Europe’s journey into space, this is your chance to apply.

Website esa.int/YourWayToSpace provides everything you need to know to prepare your application. All applications must be submitted to ESA’s careers website by 28 May 2021.


Match ID: 103 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 19 days
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International training
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:46:00 +0200
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.

Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.

In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.

As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.

Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection. 

Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.


Match ID: 104 Score: 3.57 source: www.esa.int age: 19 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
Match ID: 105 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 60 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
Match ID: 106 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 179 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 107 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 242 days
qualifiers: 3.57 election

U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
Match ID: 108 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 359 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

Aerospace Companies Compete to Build Lunar Landers for NASA’s Project Artemis
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Blue Origin, Boeing, and SpaceX are among those proposing ships to put astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2024
Match ID: 109 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 474 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive, 1.43 congress

Why Can’t More Leaders Teach?
2021-04-05T00:00:00EDT
If the best leaders tend to be great teachers, why do some successful executives struggle to share their knowledge? What does this shortcoming say about their leadership? asks James Heskett.
Match ID: 110 Score: 2.14 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 14 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers
Match ID: 111 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 26 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

The Networks That Aim to Track GPS Interference Around the World
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Troubleshooting the world’s navigation systems could streamline transport and save lives
Match ID: 112 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 46 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Alphabet's Loon Failed to Bring Internet to the World. What Went Wrong?
Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:29:00 GMT
The balloon-based wireless provider ultimately couldn’t close the digital gap
Match ID: 113 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 76 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
Match ID: 114 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 104 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
Match ID: 115 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 352 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

No Job Is Too Small for Compact Geostationary Satellites
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Astranis and GapSat will launch GEO smallsats in 2020 and 2021 to fill gaps in satellite coverage
Match ID: 116 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 469 days
qualifiers: 2.14 executive

‘Crazy things happen’: Biden’s next spending spree fuels a fight over risks
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 03:30:03 EST
The president’s team is preparing a $3 trillion spending proposal to power through Congress. They’re betting markets and the economy will cooperate long enough to pass it.
Match ID: 117 Score: 1.43 source: www.politico.com age: 24 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

A Better Path to Tech Reform? Felony Charges
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 16:54:12 +0000
This week's Big Tech hearing will surely be a waste of Congress's time, again. But the DOJ and SEC could buy time by raising the stakes.
Match ID: 118 Score: 1.43 source: www.wired.com age: 26 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
Match ID: 119 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 152 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
Match ID: 120 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 157 days
qualifiers: 1.43 congress

Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 121 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
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