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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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As a business owner, you know ads on certain social media apps are easy-to-use and hugely personalised, but that’s about to change with the release of iOS 14. While many social media users are rejoicing the enhanced privacy allowed by the upcoming Apple‘s AppTrackingTransparency framework,  business owners need to re-think their marketing strategy and diversify as…
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,00 from 781,000 the week before.The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the coronavirus pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving. Thursday’s report from the US Department of…
When the social worker called to tell Javier Irure that he was being evicted, the 65-year-old Spaniard could not fathom that he could end up homeless after five decades of manual labour. “I grabbed some clothes, a few books and other things, wrapped them up in a bedsheet and told myself, ‘I have one more…
‘I’m so excited about people’s response to new technologies like robotics,’ Sophia told Reuters news agency.A digital artwork by humanoid robot Sophia was sold at auction on Thursday for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT), the latest sign of a frenzy in the NFT art world. NFTs, digital signatures saved on blockchain…
Four Indonesians had been held by group notorious for kidnapping for ransom for more than a year.Philippine troops have killed a leader of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group and rescued four Indonesian hostages – one aged just 15 – who had been held for more than a year, the military said on Sunday. Majan Sahidjuan,…
Employers have a duty to provide a safe place and systems of work for their employees. Discharging that duty can be relatively straightforward when all of your employees are in one place: the physical workplace. That workplace might be furnished with ergonomic chairs, encourage social conversations in the corridor, and place your employees’ desks, and…
Tokyo, Japan – Cherry blossom viewing, called “hanami” in the Japanese language, is one of the most iconic and beloved traditions of the East Asian nation, but this year the continuing COVID-19 pandemic is putting a damper on this year’s festivities. The custom is believed to have taken root in Japan about 1,200 years ago,…
New analysis released by anti-poverty group reveals that more than half the world’s 10-year-olds could be unable to read by the end of this year.More than half of the world’s 10-year-olds could be unable to read and understand a sentence by the end of the year, according to a new analysis by the ONE campaign.…
Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, votes in favour of payments to Black residents as a form of reparations for housing discrimination.Council members of the city of Evanston, Illinois, have voted in favour of giving funds to Black residents as a form of reparations for housing discrimination – the first city in the United States to…
From: Inside StoryCalls for hate-crime charges after women of Asian descent killed in gun attack.RelatedSuspect arrested, says killings were not racially motivated; police say it is too early to declare this a hate crime.The shootings appear to be at ‘intersection of gender-based violence, misogyny and xenophobia,’ says US politician.Six of the eight victims were women…