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Germans must walk their dogs twice a day, new law will say

Germany’s dog owners will soon to be ordered by law to walk their pets twice a day. The country’s agriculture minister, Julia Klöckner, has said she is introducing the new law based on evidence that many of the nation’s 9.4 million dogs are not getting the exercise or stimuli they need. Under the new regulations […]

Sport

UFC 252 reportedly sells 500,000 pay-per-views worldwide

The trilogy between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will go down as one of the most important fights in the history of the division and that ultimately helped UFC 252 become to the fourth highest selling pay-per-view for the company in 2020. According to a report from the Sports Business Journal, UFC 252 […]

Lifestyle

Pandemic means financial hardship for many with diabetes

People with diabetes face a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, but a new survey reports they have also suffered more economic fallout from the pandemic. In June, 18% of people with diabetes were out of work compared to 12% of the general population. And one-third of people with diabetes have lost at least […]

Business

Taiwan to further free up economy, aiming to become Asian financial hub

Taiwan will further liberalise its economy and offer more financing products, aiming to become an Asian financial and asset management hub, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, pitching the island at a time of turmoil in next-door Hong Kong. Export-dependent Taiwan, which already has a very open economy, is trying to diversify away from its […]

Technology

Xbox boss Phil Spencer: we don’t care if the PS5 sells more

You might think that all companies judge the success of their consoles by unit sales, but not Microsoft, apparently. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer recently admitted that the Redmond firm isn’t concerned about selling more machines than rivals Sony and Nintendo.Speaking on an episode of Gary Whitta’s Animal Talking podcast, Spencer said, “If [selling more […]

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Mali’s new rulers urged to ensure rapid restoration of democracy

Mali’s new military rulers have come under intense pressure to ensure a rapid restoration of democracy following the coup that brought them to power overnight. There were reports on Wednesday that the officers who led the coup met Mahmoud Dicko, a conservative cleric with a large popular following and de facto leader of the recent […]

Sport

Sean O’Malley looking ahead after Marlon Vera loss: ‘I’m going to be world champion, he’s going to be a journeyman’

Sean O’Malley hated losing for the first time in his pro fighting career and he especially hated falling to an opponent that he considers to be inferior. At UFC 252 this past weekend, O’Malley’s unbeaten run came to an end when he suffered a leg injury during his co-main event bout with Marlon Vera that […]

Lifestyle

Biomedical research may miss key information by ignoring genetic ancestry

A new study of Black residents of four distinct U.S. cities reveals variations in genetic ancestry and social status that underscore the inadequacy of using skin color as a proxy for race in research. Dede Teteh of City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS […]

Business

Elon Musk’s SpaceX raises $1.9 billion in funding

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised $1.9 billion in new funding, according to a regulatory filing bit.ly/3178nk3 on Tuesday. This would be the largest single fundraising round to date by SpaceX, according to PitchBook data. Bloomberg, which reported about the funding round last week, said the private rocket company will have an equity value of […]

Technology

IBM unveils Power10 processor at Hot Chips conference

Perhaps most fascinating of all, however, is a new technology called Memory Inception. With it, the IBM Power10 is able to access and share physical memory installed in other Power10-based systems to create massive memory clusters that can be used by any of the systems in a group.IBM during the Hot Chips 2020 conference on […]