France working on 'StopCovid' contact-tracing app, ministers say

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-04-08

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is working on a smartphone app that could warn users if they came into contact with a coronavirus carrier, ministers said on Wednesday, in a move likely to raise questions about the impact of tracing technology on civil liberties. France, which has entered the...

In a First, China Knocks US From Top Spot in Global Patent Race

NDTV | 2020-04-08

China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world last year, pushing the United States out of the top spot it has held since the global system was set up more than 40... ......

Oil edges higher as key producers move towards deal to cut output

Deccan Chronicle | 2020-04-09

Singapore: Oil prices rose Thursday after Russia said it was ready to slash output, fuelling hopes that key producers are poised to seal a deal aimed at boosting coronavirus-hit energy markets. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up about three percent at $25.84 a barrel in afternoon Asian...

EasyJet founder seeks to oust directors over Airbus plane order

Metro USA | 2020-04-08

LONDON (Reuters) – EasyJet’s <EZJ.L> founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou demanded on Wednesday a shareholder vote to remove two directors, as part of his battle to try to force the British airline to cancel an order for 107 Airbus <AIR.PA> planes. Haji-Ioannou, easyJet’s...

Simple things to keep in mind to choose a sugar-free diet

The Times of India | 2020-04-09

A lot of us wish to have a sugar free diet as we all know how harmful sugar can get for our health. Studies have shows that sugar consumption leads to increased risk of heart diseases, tooth decay, obesity and also a few types of...

Sleep: The most underrated antioxidant

Deccan Chronicle | 2020-04-08

Have you ever wondered about the role of sleep and a good circadian rhythm? Well, all this revolves around the hormone Melatonin. Setting up a circadian rhythm helps in the production of good amounts of melatonin hormone which, in turn, helps in reducing pigmentation, ageing and hair fall, among...

NBA Legend Michael Jordan Wins Long-running China Trademark Dispute

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-04-09

Beijing: China's Supreme Court has ruled in favour of basketball legend Michael Jordan in a long-running trademark dispute, ending an eight-year legal battle with a Chinese sportswear firm that illegally used his name. Upholding intellectual property rights is one of the core disputes of the...

Neymar will be welcome anytime at Barcelona, Luis Suarez says

Gulf News | 2020-04-08

Barcelona: Neymar “will always be welcome” back at Barcelona, the Spanish giants’ striker Luis Suarez told Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday. Neymar left Barca in a world record move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 but has been persistently linked to a possible return to the Camp Nou. Suarez told the...

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