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Haiti gang seeks $1 million per person for kidnapped missionaries By Reuters

© Reuters. An entrance to the Christian Aid Ministries compound is seen after the abduction of a U.S.-based group of missionaries fueled international concerns over gang violence, in Titanyen, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Ralph (Reuters) -A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for $17 million -- or $1 million each -- to release them, according to a top Haitian official. Justice Minister Liszt Quitel told Reuters that talks were…

We Don’t Have to Be ‘Heroes’

On the first day of medical school, our anatomy lab instructor handed us scalpels and told us to skin our cadavers. Early on, I learned: A good physician does not betray her feelings. A good physician suffers long. A good physician embodies resilience. A good physician is imperturbable. This lesson continued throughout training. I contemplated leaving medicine during my second year of residency. I was no longer an intern, which…

Twitter suspends hacker who allegedly stole data of 45 million Argentinians | ZDNet

Twitter has suspended a hacker who allegedly stole all of the data from Argentina's database holding the IDs and information of all 45 million citizens of the country. A threat actor using the handle @aniballeaks said they managed to hack into Argentina's National Registry of Persons -- also known as RENAPER or Registro Nacional de las Personas -- and was offering to sell the data on a cybercriminal forum. The leaked data includes…

WeWork to make belated arrival on stock market after Spac merger

WeWork will finally make its debut on the stock market after a $9bn merger was approved by shareholders of a blank-cheque company, bringing to an end the property group’s tumultuous two-year journey to go public. The shareholders of BowX Acquisition, a listed special purpose acquisition company, or Spac, on Tuesday voted in favour of its transaction with WeWork, enabling the New York-based shared office space provider to trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange from Thursday under the ticker WE. WeWork becomes a public…

COVID in the ICU: Can Patients Be Too Obese for ECMO?

Published guidelines recommend against extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for morbidly obese COVID-19 patients in severe distress, but a Florida researcher said his center's experience indicates that such advice needs another look. At Orlando Regional Medical Center, mortality in COVID patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and body mass index (BMI) values above 40, while not good, was no worse than previously reported for all critically ill…

What Is Google Fi, and Is It Worth It?

Google already makes the operating system that powers your smartphone and, for some of us, makes the phone itself. And if you sign up for Google Fi, the tech giant can provide the cellular service for that phone, too.Known as Project Fi when it launched in 2015, Google touted its service as an alternate wireless carrier for select Google devices by using a blend of Wi-Fi and other carrier networks to keep you covered. Subscribers were drawn to its pay-only-for-what-you-use approach, too, especially after Google started…

Google Pixel 6 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

From sophisticated camera enhancements to major battery improvements to the game-changing Tensor chip, the Pixel 6 takes Google's flagship phone to the next level. Image: Google Google has finally unveiled its latest iteration of the Pixel phone line, and this time it's back to form with a true flagship device. After taking a detour away from flagship status with the Pixel…

गूगल पिक्सल 6 सीरीज लॉन्च: पिक्सल 6 सीरीज के दोनों फोन में 50 मेगापिक्सल का प्राइमरी कैमरा, लाइव ट्रांसलेशन फीचर भी मिलेगा

Hindi NewsTech autoGoogle Pixel 6 Launch Event Latest Update; Check Price Information With Full Specificationsनई दिल्ली29 मिनट पहलेकॉपी लिंकगूगल पिक्सल की 6 सीरीज फाइनली लॉन्च हो गई है। इस सीरीज में पिक्सल 6 और पिक्सल 6 प्रो शामिल हैं। पिक्सल 6 प्रो वैरिएंट के बैक पैनल पर ट्रिपल कैमरा सेटअप और पिक्सल 6 में पर डुअल कैमरा सेटअप है। दोनों ही फोन में 50 मेगापिक्सल का प्राइमरी कैमरा मिलता है।इस सीरीज में खास तौर से यूजर्स की सिक्योरिटी का ध्यान रखते हुए 5 साल का सिक्योरिटी अपडेट दिया गया है। फोन को प्री-ऑर्डर किया जा सकता है।…

Viral Infections Could Promote Neurodegeneration, Says Study

Transmission of aggregates could involve direct cell-to-cell contact, the release of "naked" aggregates into extracellular space or packaging in vesicles, which are tiny bubbles surrounded by a lipid envelope that are secreted for communication between cells. "The precise mechanisms of transmission are unknown", says Ina Vorberg, a research group leader at the DZNE's Bonn site and professor at the University of Bonn. "However, it is an obvious guess, that aggregate exchange by both…

Comstock Announces Kung Fu Tea Opening at Loudoun Station

RESTON, Va., Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comstock Holdings Companies (NASDAQ: CHCI) announced today the signing of a lease agreement with Kung Fu Tea for 1,928 sq. ft. at 43800 Central Station Drive at Loudoun Station. The popular bubble tea outpost is slated to open in Spring 2022 and will feature the brand’s made-to-order fresh brewed tea using handpicked tea leaves from Taiwan. Founded in 2010 in Queens, New York, Kung Fu Tea is America’s largest made-to-order bubble tea brand with over 250 locations across the…

What is Pixel Pass for Google Pixel 6 — and is it worth it?

Alongside the full reveal of the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro, Google quietly took the covers off Pixel Pass, a new way to get a Pixel phone and a suite of premium services from the search giant, all for a monthly fee. For a flat fee starting at $45 a month for U.S. customers, you can get a brand new Pixel 6 phone with access to Google One, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium, as well as Google Play Pass and Preferred Care. Fork out $55 per month and you can swap the Pixel 6 for the Pixel 6 Pro. And after…

Could Cincinnati Shake Up the College Football Playoff Field?

Alabama and Ohio State have lost. Clemson has lost twice. Georgia is in pole position for a first national title in more than 40 years. But in a college football year of the unexpected, perhaps the most startling news is this: Cincinnati is the No. 2 team in the country.With a record of 6-0, the Bearcats are now in line to be the first non-Power 5 team to make the four-team College Football Playoff. (Notre Dame is an independent in football, but its storied history, huge fan base and big budget mean it is considered the…

Instagram Posts from desktop: Instagram now allows you to create posts from your desktop – Times of India

Facebook-owned Instagramwill finally let you create posts from your desktop web browser. Engadget reports that a number of updates will be available for the social media platform on October 21, which will allow users worldwide to have the option of posting photos and short videos (less than one minute) from their computer browser. This feature could be particularly useful for businesses and enthusiasts that want to make better use of their expensive cameras. For mobile users, collabs test feature that lets two people…

David Finn, Co-Founder of a Public Relations Power, Dies at 100

Along with his older brother, Herbert, and his younger sister, Helen, David grew up on Broadway at 110th Street in Manhattan. He began painting at a young age and took to sketching fellow subway passengers on his way to high school in the Bronx.He and Mr. Ruder, whom he had met when they were 11-year-old Hebrew school classmates, both entered the City College of New York in 1939. When the war began, he joined an Army Air Forces program that allowed him to finish school before joining the ranks. He earned his bachelor’s…

DNA tangles can help predict evolution of mutations

Tangles in unwound DNA can create mutational hotspots in the genomes of bacteria, according to a new study by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. The study authors say these findings will help us in the future to predict the evolution of bacteria and viruses over time, which could aid vaccine design and better understanding of antibiotic resistance. While most evolution is shaped by natural selection, where only those individuals who are adapted for their environment are able to survive and pass on…