In competitive terms this was a critical duel, the match that these sides had in hand over those around them at opposite ends of the table. To the question about what has changed over the last three months they hoped to give contrasting answers: the Blades planned to play the same as before the forced pause, whereas Villa aimed to show evidence of serious change after the “refocusing and resetting” that Dean Smith spoke of doing during the shutdown. … [Read more...] about Sheffield United denied by goalline technology as Aston Villa earn point
Bird has taken a different approach to recent launches, working with cities to open only when local government is satisfied that infrastructure can cope with the scooter influx. Corbett hopes this approach will earn favour with would-be regulators: the company is explicitly attempting to be the “nice guy” of the sector, he says, and the trial in Stratford should work to bolster that image. … [Read more...] about Scooter hire firm Bird launches UK trial – on one east London path
Acknowledging the intrusive power of the tool, and the potential for malicious abuse of it, Apple and Google have set preconditions for accessing its contact-tracing framework. The companies will allow only one app per country, approved by its government or its national health authority, but they will not allow a country’s disease-control authority to connect the dots that are critical for analysing data. Manually Latvia’s disease-control authority will call a coronavirus-positive patient, query their contacts to determine the potential exposure, inform those people of a risk, follow up on further developments and build “the tree” of virus spread. The Google-Apple approach will not allow the sole and official “national app” to establish the connection between contacts and carrier. … [Read more...] about Why are Google and Apple dictating how European democracies fight coronavirus?
The company’s share price fell by more than 40% on Monday and has fallen by 75% since last Thursday, when EY said the funds were missing. On Friday, Markus Braun, Wirecard’s longtime chief executive, resigned from the company he had built into Europe’s most valuable financial technology group. Braun, the group’s largest shareholder, said the company had “outstanding technology and sufficient resources for a great future” and “I do not want to burden this future”. … [Read more...] about German payments firm Wirecard says missing €1.9bn may not exist
Travel tips for fans of archaeology Delphi, Greece When you hear Delphi, you immediately think of the oracle of Delphi. The city was founded in the 7th century B.C. and was the center of the world for the people of antiquity. A place of pilgrimage for kings and all who sought advice. It was given to them in the temple of Apollo, by the priestess Pythia - the oracle of Delphi. … [Read more...] about Oldest and biggest Mayan monument discovered