Friday, October 22, 2021
FDA Authorizes Moderna and J&J Booster Shots

FDA Authorizes Moderna and J&J Booster Shots

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today followed the advice of its advisory committee and recommended booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Johnson&Johnson-Janssen. The agency also authorized mixing or matching booster doses, meaning that people can either get another dose of the same vaccine they originally received, or get a booster with a…
The Biden Administration Halted Workplace ICE Raids, But the Fear Lingers

The Biden Administration Halted Workplace ICE Raids, But the Fear Lingers

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Every day for more than two years now, Hilda Jorge Perez has been on pins and needles, waiting for a call, a letter in the mail or a knock at the door that will determine her family’s fate. On August 7, 2019, she and her husband Antonio Lopez Agustin were arrested, along with dozens of…
China Allegedly Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Weapon. Now What?

China Allegedly Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Weapon. Now What?

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Revelations over a secret Chinese weapon test have stoked fresh fears in Washington that the two nations are approaching a strategic crossroads amid a sweeping build-up of Beijing’s nuclear arsenal. The Chinese military, in the midst of a complete modernization of its strategic forces, is expected to at least double its number of nuclear warheads…
NATO defence ministers may agree to plan to deter Russian threat

NATO defence ministers may agree to plan to deter Russian threat

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The strategy, which is confidential, goes beyond existing regional defence plans and aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, possibly including nuclear weapons Topics NATO alliance | Russia | nuclear weapons Reuters  Last Updated at October 21, 2021 23:37 IST NATO NATO defence ministers are set to agree a new master plan…
WeWork goes public through SPAC, 2 years after failed IPO attempt

WeWork goes public through SPAC, 2 years after failed IPO attempt

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The office-leasing company scrapped plans for an IPO in 2019 after investors' concerns over its business model and corporate governance and its founder and former CEO Adam Neumann Topics WeWork | IPO | Office leasing Reuters  Last Updated at October 21, 2021 23:33 IST Photo: Reuters Shares of WeWork jumped 8 per cent in early trading on Thursday, as…
Paytm may skip pre-IPO share sale to fast-track listing

Paytm may skip pre-IPO share sale to fast-track listing

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Paytm, backed by SoftBank, Berkshire Hathaway, and Jack Ma's Ant Group, plans to raise as much as $2.2 billion from its share sale, according to its draft prospectus Topics Paytm | IPO Fintech giant Paytm, which is headed for an initial public offering (IPO) at a valuation of $20-22 billion, is considering not going ahead with a…
UN sets up special trust fund for ‘people’s economy’ in Afghanistan

UN sets up special trust fund for ‘people’s economy’ in Afghanistan

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With the local economy "imploding", the aim is to inject liquidity into Afghan households to permit them to survive this winter and remain in their homeland Topics Afghanistan | Taliban | United Nations Reuters  Last Updated at October 21, 2021 23:21 IST (Photo: AP/PTI) The United Nations said on Thursday it had set up a special trust fund to…
Best Global Brands 2021: Apple keeps leading area, Tesla greatest gainer

Best Global Brands 2021: Apple keeps leading area, Tesla greatest gainer

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Valued at $249,249 million, Amazon ranks second; Microsoft, Google, and Samsung follow Topics Global Brands | Apple  | Tesla Apple, valued at $408,251 million, retained its first spot for the ninth consecutive year in Interbrand’s list of the best global brands for 2021. However, it was Tesla that was the highest gainer with a 184 per cent increase…
Quebec Nickel upsizes funding to $7 million

Quebec Nickel upsizes funding to $7 million

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Quebec Nickel Corp. [QNI-CSE] said it has upsized a previously announced non-brokered private placement and now expects to raise $7 million. That’s up from the previous $5 million target. The company said it is arranging a private placement of up to $1 million worth of units at 24 cents per unit, and up to $6…
Novo drills 8 metres of 4.6 g/t gold at Genie possibility, Australia

Novo drills 8 metres of 4.6 g/t gold at Genie possibility, Australia

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Novo Resources Corp. [NVO-TSXV; NSRPF-OTCQX] provided an update on recent brownfield exploration drilling conducted at the Genie prospect. The maiden RC drilling program of 31 holes (for a total of 1,787 m) was completed at Genie in September 2021. Significant intersections returned to date include, but are not limited to 8 metres of 4.6 g/t…