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Oil spill in Mauritius: Volunteers leak plugs from a massively damaged ship; The residents prepare for the worst-case scenario and follow the ecological effects

Cleanup crews and volunteers are trying to contain the ecological catastrophe. Further damage to the ship is expected due to the bad weather. A grounded ship off the coast of Mauritius has leaked tons of crude oil into the island’s clear waters. Cleanup crews and volunteers worked to contain the ecological disaster by preventing the oil from spreading to the …

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Uber’s CEO calls for “benefit funds” for gig workers

Uber could get out of merger talks with Grubhub for antitrust reasons, reports say. Angela Lang / CNET Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber, said Monday its drivers should get the “best of both worlds” – benefits and work flexibility. In a comment published in the New York Times, Khosrowshahi suggested that lawmakers require gig economy companies to create “benefit funds” …

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The 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV should offer modern luxury without asterisks

The GV80 is a very nice SUV. Nick Miotke / Roadshow After a decidedly bumpy start, Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, is finally gaining altitude. The company’s cars have always made a solid effort to earn awards for quality and reliability, while also winning buyers of traditional premium brands for their value for money. But that was also the big problem …

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Around 6,000 COVID-19 patients are said to have been treated with Siddha drugs in Tamil Nadu

A typical day at the Siddha Treatment Center includes saltwater gargling, yoga, pranayama and mudra exercises, and counseling. The traditional Siddha system of medicine has proven to be more useful in treating COVID-19 patients in Tamil Nadu. Nearly 6,000 people have been cured of the infection in special facilities across the state, official sources said Monday. Siddha Treatment has helped …

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Climate change is causing Canada’s last 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf to crumble into iceberg islands – Technology News, Firstpost

The Associated PressAugust 11, 2020 10:23:10 AM According to scientists, much of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has crumbled into giant iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming. Canada’s 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island was the country’s last intact ice shelf until late July when ice analyst Adrienne White of the …

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Over 400 security holes in Qualcomm chipsets have put billions of Android users at risk: Researchers-Technology News, Firstpost

tech2 News StaffAug 11, 2020 10:25:46 AM Researcher at the checkpoint recently discovered that Qualcomm chipsets have over 400 vulnerabilities, which in turn puts billions of Android smartphone users around the world at risk. Over 40 percent of smartphones worldwide use Qualcomm chipsets. According to the researchers, the vulnerabilities were found in sections of code on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Digital …

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The world exceeds 20 million coronavirus cases. The WHO chief says: “There are green glimmers of hope.”

After six vaccine candidates reached Phase 3 trials, WHO Emergency Director Michael Ryan warned that a vaccine was “only part of the answer”. The coronavirus pandemic reached another terrifying milestone on Monday when the world exceeded 20 million cases of infection from the tiny killer who changed lives almost everywhere. The number at 3:45 a.m. IST (10:15 PM GMT) was …

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