Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues. Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China’s big three telecom carriers. Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded […]

European Markets Begin Week in Positive Territory

  European markets are beginning the week on a high note, with all three major indexes making gains in early trading Monday. The FTSE in London and the DAX in Frankfurt are both 0.4% higher, while the CAC-40 in Paris is down slightly at 0.2%. The trading day began with significant gains in Asia, led

Once Thriving Bartender Struggles to Pay Rent, Buy Food

A record number of Americans are unemployed as much of the nation’s economy remains at a standstill. Nearly 29,000 Virginians lost their jobs in March. Bartender Daniel Arden was one of them. He is grateful that he and his daughter are healthy and have not had the coronavirus. But he was denied unemployment benefits and is now behind on rent.

AP-NORC poll: Majority Disapprove of Coronavirus Protests

WASHINGTON – A majority of Americans disapprove of protests against restrictions aimed at preventing the spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll that also finds the still-expansive support for such limits — including restaurant closures and stay-at-home orders — has dipped in recent weeks. The new survey from the University of Chicago Divinity School

Viruses Are Always Changing, Here’s Why That Could Hamper Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration is pushing to have hundreds of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end of the year. However, experts say the unprecedented speed risks taking shortcuts on safety, and there’s no guarantee that any of the vaccine candidates will work. Eight contenders are at the front of the pack.

Did Coronavirus Come from the Bat Guano Trade?

Scientists suspect COVID-19 originally came from a bat, which may have harbored a wide range of coronaviruses. Despite the pandemic, the global trade in bat products continues, including in their highly prized feces, called guano. Bat guano is commonly used throughout the world as a fertilizer, but it is also used as medicine. It can