Moderna chief executive sees pandemic over in a year – newspaper

ZURICH (Reuters) – Moderna Inc Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel thinks the coronavirus pandemic could be over in a year as increased vaccine production ensures global supplies, he told the Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung.  "If you look at the industry-wide expansion of production capacities over the past six months, enough doses should be available by… Continue reading Moderna chief executive sees pandemic over in a year – newspaper

South Korea finance minister plays down calls to postpone digital currency taxation

South Korea will push through with its digital currency taxation plans despite opposition from the majority political party and some in the digital currency space. The country’s finance minister has vowed to fight the dissent and believes that the government is well prepared to levy taxes on digital currency earnings. South Korea has been seeking… Continue reading South Korea finance minister plays down calls to postpone digital currency taxation

Democrats must solve urgent fiscal matters to keep the government open and avoid a default.

Congressional Democrats will turn this week to urgent fiscal matters, setting aside their ambitious, $3.5 trillion social policy measure for now as they try to keep the government operating beyond Sept. 30, raise the federal borrowing limit and meet Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s promise of an infrastructure vote by Sept. 27. Ideological divisions within the party… Continue reading Democrats must solve urgent fiscal matters to keep the government open and avoid a default.

Novavax Initiates Phase 1/2 Study Of Combination Vaccine For COVID-19 & Influenza – Quick Facts

Biotechnology company Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) announced Wednesday the enrollment of the first participants in a Phase 1/2 study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a combination vaccine using Novavax’ seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. The clinical trial combines Novavax’ recombinant protein-based NVX-CoV2373 and NanoFlu vaccine candidates and patented saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant in a single… Continue reading Novavax Initiates Phase 1/2 Study Of Combination Vaccine For COVID-19 & Influenza – Quick Facts

Hotel and motel rooms have a place in Denver’s future strategy for homelessness, officials say

Early in the pandemic, Denver officials realized they needed hundreds of hotel and motel rooms to keep people who are homeless safe from COVID-19. The effort has been so successful they want to expand it further. “It really helped to illuminate the success of this type of intervention,” Angie Nelson, the city’s deputy director of… Continue reading Hotel and motel rooms have a place in Denver’s future strategy for homelessness, officials say

‘No point quitting’: How the pandemic is delaying retirement

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The COVID-19 crisis has helped lift the age at which Sydney’s workers are expected to retire after a slump in migration and the tightening of the labour market encouraged older employees to remain in the workforce. Workers in the city now aged 45 are expected to… Continue reading ‘No point quitting’: How the pandemic is delaying retirement

Bingbon Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds

Bingbon has integrated DeFi’s top oracle. Bingbon Now Using Chainlink In a combination of centralized and decentralized systems, Bingbon is now using and sponsoring the industry-leading Chainlink Price Feeds to provide users with the most accurate and up-to-date prices on crypto assets. Bingbon’s users can directly access the top price benchmarks via Bingbon’s website and app.… Continue reading Bingbon Integrates Chainlink Price Feeds

Princess Diana’s biographer suggests Charles could let William become King

Princess Diana’s biographer has suggested that Prince Charles could step aside and allow Prince William to become King, when the time comes to establish a new monarch. Currently, as the Queen’s eldest son, the Prince of Wales is the first heir to the throne, with William second in line. However, Stewart Pierce, who was a… Continue reading Princess Diana’s biographer suggests Charles could let William become King

Princess Diana’s biographer suggests Charles could let William become King

Princess Diana’s biographer has suggested that Prince Charles could step aside and allow Prince William to become King, when the time comes to establish a new monarch. Currently, as the Queen’s eldest son, the Prince of Wales is the first heir to the throne, with William second in line. However, Stewart Pierce, who was a… Continue reading Princess Diana’s biographer suggests Charles could let William become King

CATN8, Bitcoin Phone and TKS Pnt march into 4th Bitcoin SV Hackathon final

The three finalists for the 4th Bitcoin SV Hackathon have finally been revealed. After 10 grueling weeks for hundreds of developers, CATN8, Bitcoin Phone, and TKS Pnt have emerged as the three best projects from the Hackathon. The teams behind the three will now present their projects to an elite judges’ panel at CoinGeek New… Continue reading CATN8, Bitcoin Phone and TKS Pnt march into 4th Bitcoin SV Hackathon final

This Is America’s Most Popular Pickup Truck

Pickup trucks have become the backbone of the U.S. car industry. The Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in America and has been for over four decades. It is also, many months, over a quarter of all of Ford’s unit sales. GM’s Chevy Silverado is its top-selling vehicle. Fiat Chrysler’s (recently folded into Stellantis) top-selling… Continue reading This Is America’s Most Popular Pickup Truck

Taproot: Centralized changes put every BTC user at risk

The most important thing that BTC’s Taproot update does is that it all at once demonstrates that BTC is not decentralized, that BTC cannot be transacted in compliantly, and why blockchain developers should—and do—owe legal duties to the users relying on them. Taproot is yet another soft fork of the BTC network. In essence, Taproot aggregates… Continue reading Taproot: Centralized changes put every BTC user at risk

SEC’s Gary Gensler: Consumer protection ‘main concern’ despite digital currency ‘intrigue’

The new chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has said he is mainly concerned with the risks arising from unregulated digital currency trading, despite expressing his own ‘intrigue’ at digital currency. Gensler comes to the role with a rich and varied past in digital currency personally, including having taught a… Continue reading SEC’s Gary Gensler: Consumer protection ‘main concern’ despite digital currency ‘intrigue’

Most Unvaccinated Americans Still Think Shots Are Riskier Than COVID

More than half of unvaccinated Americans think COVID-19 shots are more dangerous than the virus, according to a new poll out Wednesday. That belief is wrong. The virus has already killed more than 600,000 Americans. And it’s killing more every day.  But the new fatalities are almost exclusively among the unvaccinated, offering vivid proof that… Continue reading Most Unvaccinated Americans Still Think Shots Are Riskier Than COVID

Velas Launches Major Funding Program To Grow Its Ecosystem

Velas has announced the launch of a $5 million funding program to help grow Velas’ ecosystem.  As per the announcement, the funding program serves as a crucial step in building on the Velas Blockchain while helping the platforms reach the new Web 3.0 epoch.  All projects and developers have been invited to participate in the… Continue reading Velas Launches Major Funding Program To Grow Its Ecosystem

U.S. Lawmakers Soft-Pedal on Proposed Crypto Taxation Move

Authorities in the United States have narrowed the scope of the proposed bipartisan infrastructure bill which was initially designed to milk out at least $28 billion from the country’s crypto investors to make up the $500 billion they plan to use for infrastructural development, according to reports on July 2, 2021. A New Language As… Continue reading U.S. Lawmakers Soft-Pedal on Proposed Crypto Taxation Move

Bill Ackman rejigs Universal deal after regulators probe SPAC plan

PARIS (Reuters) -Billionaire investor Bill Ackman will buy up to 10% of Vivendi’s Universal Music Group through his main hedge fund, rather than a special purpose acquisition company, after investors and regulators questioned his use of a SPAC.FILE PHOTO: The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen at a building in Zurich, Switzerland July… Continue reading Bill Ackman rejigs Universal deal after regulators probe SPAC plan

J.D. Vance and Blake Masters promise to shore up US workers and end endless wars

More On: J.D. Vance ‘I regret being wrong about the guy’: J.D. Vance walks back Trump criticism amid Senate bid Venture capitalist J.D. Vance enters Senate race in Ohio Three media lies about critical race theory and other commentary How liberals turned on JD Vance, working-class author of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Republicans now view Donald Trump… Continue reading J.D. Vance and Blake Masters promise to shore up US workers and end endless wars

Only a quarter of government parole appeals are successful

Just one in four government appeals against Parole Board decisions to release serious offenders are successful Just 1/4 government appeals against Parole Board decisions were successful The appeal against child murderer double child-killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork was one of 32 reconsiderations ministers have attempted to trigger But only eight led to the board changing… Continue reading Only a quarter of government parole appeals are successful

Inflation surges as consumer prices leap 5.4 percent, biggest jump since 2008

More On: inflation Why we’re on the path to a ’70s-like inflation disaster Inflation fears hit record high in June, warns NY Fed Hokey holiday! White House mocked for pun-filled tweet claiming cheaper July 4 cookout Inflation expected to ratchet up back-to-school costs, survey says Inflation continued to surge in June, with consumer prices accelerating at… Continue reading Inflation surges as consumer prices leap 5.4 percent, biggest jump since 2008

Harris announces $25 million plan to target GOP voting laws

Fox News Flash top headlines for July 8 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the Democratic National Committee is making a $25 million investment in countering GOP legislation and laws tightening voting requirements. The new spending measure is a part of… Continue reading Harris announces $25 million plan to target GOP voting laws

Bill Cosby Launches Independence Day Tirade Against Howard University Over Phylicia Rashad Reprimand; Blames “Mainstream Media” For Jan. 6 Attack On The Capitol

If anyone thought a now free Bill Cosby was going to lay low for a bit after having his rape conviction and sentence suddenly overturned last week, the much accused actor once known as “America’s Dad” choose America’s Independence Day to prove them wrong. In a somewhat confusing scattered statement today, Cosby lashed out at… Continue reading Bill Cosby Launches Independence Day Tirade Against Howard University Over Phylicia Rashad Reprimand; Blames “Mainstream Media” For Jan. 6 Attack On The Capitol

Covid 19 coronavirus: Frustrated pensioners skip vaccination queue

By Robin Martin, RNZ Tired of waiting to be contacted about Covid-19 vaccination appointments, pensioners and people with underlying health issues are skipping the queue and making their own arrangements. The official advice for people in Group 3 is to wait for a call from your GP, but an 0800 number that seems to magically… Continue reading Covid 19 coronavirus: Frustrated pensioners skip vaccination queue

House caucus calls for 'pseudo anonymity,' reversible transactions—but what does Bitcoin already do?

Laws must pass to enable unmasking of those engaging in digital asset transactions, said the co-chair of the U.S. House of Representatives blockchain caucus this week. Rep. Bill Foster (D) of Illinois also called for Bitcoin transactions to be reversible, to reduce fraud and other illegal activities. He might be surprised to discover that several… Continue reading House caucus calls for 'pseudo anonymity,' reversible transactions—but what does Bitcoin already do?