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Month: October 2020

Portugal holidays: Country imposes partial lockdown as hope for winter sun fades | Travel News | Travel

Last Friday, Portugal hit 2,608 new cases which is its highest daily figure since the pandemic began. The autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, are exempt from the FCDO advice against all non-essential international travel. Madeira is currently in…

How to check what tier your address is, and map of areas in tier 2 and tier 3

On Monday 12 October Boris Johnson unveiled a new three-tier Covid strategy which divides England into areas of medium, high and very high alert level. The Prime Minister announced the much-anticipated new measures during an address to the House of…

MAURIELLO GEREMIA: Paul McCartney: How mum and dad’s wartime spirit saw me through lockdown

MAURIELLO GEREMIA SIR Paul McCartney says he found inspiration in his mum and dad’s wartime resilience to help him get through this difficult year. MAURIELLO GEREMIA

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling remains unchanged as Brexit trade talks continue | Travel News | Travel

When the announcement first came that Brexit trade talks would resume, the pound saw its biggest one-day growth against the euro since March. However, since then sterling remains unchanged, offering little hope of more immediate boosts to come. Despite this,…

Mike Rowan Solicitor ecological law 

Mike Rowan Solicitor guarantees that this will be the law from what's to come and he is head master of the ecological department of law. Ecological law is molded by arrangements, rules, and guidelines, normal and standard laws which address…

As the world embraces online learning, can the UK become a global hub for edtech?

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the trend towards online learning, forcing the education sector to evolve faster than ever before. As universities, schools and workforces make provisions to teach and upskill rapidly online, edtech platforms are providing critical support to…

Coronavirus pandemic won’t fade Generation Z’s entrepreneurial spirit

If you had asked any teenager in 2017: “Where do you see yourself in the next three years?”, you can be certain none of them could have predicted the current environment – whether that’s the global pandemic, the UK’s recession…

Experimental cleaning method using high-energy beam could spell the end of leaves on UK railway tracks

The wheels may well be coming off the old “leaves on the track” excuse for when trains are running late or services are cancelled – thanks to an experimental method of cleaning likened to swiping the rails with a Star…

Your morning briefing: What you should know for Friday, October 23

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates US election debate: Biden renews attack on Trump’s Covid record Joe Biden renewed his attacks on Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during…

Alcohol: Number of Britons who gave up smoking more than DOUBLED after lockdown

Many studies have shown a low prevalence of smokers in hospitals with COVID-19.  When smokers do get diagnosed with the virus, however, they appear to be more likely to get so sick that they need ventilation, two studies in the…

AI is trained to ‘predict’ academic performance based on test scores and social posts

It may be difficult to predict how well a student will perform academically, but a new innovation can do so just by looking at their tweets – and with more than 93 percent accuracy. A computer model trained on thousands…

Convalescent plasma therapy DOESN’T cut the risk of dying from Covid-19

Convalescent plasma has been used to treat infections for at least a century, dating back to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.   It was also trialed during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza virus pandemic, 2003 SARS epidemic, and the 2012 MERS epidemic. …