Alan Parker, director of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Evita’, dies aged 76

Sir Alan Parker worked on movies such as “Fame” and “Midnight Express” during a glittering career. His films won 19 BAFTA awards, 10 Golden Globes and 10 Oscars between them. Acclaimed British film director Sir Alan Parker died on Friday after a lengthy illness at the age of 76. Parker was best known for directing “Fame”, “Evita” and … Read more

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ZTE and China Unicom complete China’s first 2.1G end-to-end SA commercial verification

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, together with the Shandong branch of China Unicom, has completed China’s first 2.1G end-to-end SA commercial verification, thereby laying a solid foundation for the future 2.1G 5G commercialization. As a major vendor in this verification, … Read more

Tampa Teen Arrested for Being ‘Mastermind’ of Huge Twitter Hack Targeting Famous Users

A Tampa teenager was taken into custody Friday, accused of being the “mastermind” behind a huge Twitter hack that targeted some of the world’s most wealthy and influential people, authorities said. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office filed 30 felony charges against Graham Ivan Clark, 17, for “scamming people across America” in the July 15 attack. The … Read more

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Zimbabwe: Star author among several arrests at anti-government protests in Harare

Booker Prize nominee Tsitsi Dangarembga was bundled into a police truck in Harare during anti-government protests. The demonstrations coincided with the second anniversary of President Mnangagwa’s election. Award-winning author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga was among scores of people arrested in Zimbabwe on Friday as hundreds of military troops and police attempted to thwart anti-government protests. … Read more

Mammoth Biosciences Secures Contract from National Institutes of Health to Scale Its High-Throughput CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Platform to Address Testing Capacity Shortages

Mammoth Biosciences, Inc. today announced the company has received a contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its $1.5 billion Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, making it the first CRISPR based initiative to be funded by the program. The award will help scale Mammoth Biosciences’ CRISPR-based DETECTR™ test onto high-throughput … Read more

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Coronavirus digest: ‘Success story’ Vietnam records first deaths

Vietnam’s Health Ministry has reported the country’s first two coronavirus deaths amid an outbreak in Da Nang. Catch up with that story and everything else you need to know from around the world with DW’s overview. New and noteworthy Vietnam reported its first-ever deaths  from COVID-19, as it grapples with a renewed outbreak in the … Read more

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CTM360 and DarkOwl Announce Partnership to Enhance Digital Risk Protection

DarkOwl LLC, the Denver-based darknet big data cybersecurity company, and CTM360, a technology-based cybersecurity solutions provider, announce their partnership. The mission is to enhance the CTM360’s existing Digital Risk Protection platform and augment their detection capabilities in the Dark Web. The partnership will add value to CTM360’s existing threat intelligence platform, ‘Cyber Blindspot’ (CBS), innovated … Read more

Tammy Duckworth Wants to Know WTF Are We Supposed to Do With Our Kids During COVID?

Sen. Tammy Duckworth may be on Biden’s VP shortlist. But when it comes to childcare during the pandemic, she’s just as confused as the rest of us.  “So my choice is five hours of homeschooling every day for my daughter and failing her, because I’m not a trained educator, or sending her to a school … Read more

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Coronavirus: With EU open for travel, who can go where?

Germany wants mandatory COVID-19 testing, while Sweden’s restrictions are almost non-existent: EU travel rules are complicated these days. Which regions are high risk, and who sets the standards? Starting next week, travelers arriving in Germany from so-called “risk areas” will be required to take a coronavirus test — making Germany the first country in the … Read more