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Uber agrees deal to buy food delivery app Postmates


July 6, 2020

Uber has agreed to buy food delivery app Postmates in a multibillion dollar deal, according to Bloomberg.  The San Francisco-based rideshare giant has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic — cutting a quarter of its global workforce in May — and has been looking to boost its growing food delivery service Uber Eats. Bloomberg reported an expected $2.65 billion …

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When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell


July 6, 2020

PARIS: “What I miss most is the smell of my son when I kiss him,” says Jean-Michel Maillard. Anosmia — the loss of one’s sense of smell — may be an invisible handicap, but is psychologically difficult to live with and has no real treatment, he says. And it is the price that an increasing number of people are paying …

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Here is what you should know about world’s ‘leading’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate


July 6, 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist last month described AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate as the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development. Soumya Swaminathan had said that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate was also “not far behind” Astrazeneca’s, among more than 200 candidates, 15 of which have entered clinical trials. Here is what you should know about AstraZeneca’s …

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Digitisation gets a push amid Covid-19


July 6, 2020

EVER since the coronavirus outbreak forced people to distance, there’s been a lot of talk in financial and tech circles of the accelerating behavioural shift that will push digitisation. But so far, little evidence has surfaced at a broad level to substantiate the claims. To get a better sense of the underlying trends, let’s take a look at the data …

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Chelsea win holds off United in top-four race


July 6, 2020

LONDON: Chelsea held on to their place in the Premier League’s top four by bouncing back to beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday after Manchester United had briefly powered past with a 5-2 rout of Bournemouth, while Arsenal dealt a blow to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Champions League chase by winning 2-0 at Molineux. On a day of more twists in the race …

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Tiafoe also tests positive for virus


July 6, 2020

ATLANTA: Frances Tiafoe on Saturday joined the list of tennis players to contract coronavirus, pulling out of an exhibition in Atlanta organised by former top 10 player John Isner who had controversially dismissed critics of the tournament as ‘coronabros’. Ranked 81st in the ATP rankings, Tiafoe said he had tested negative in Florida last week before travelling to Georgia where …

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Bayern thrash Leverkusen to seal another domestic double


July 6, 2020

BERLIN: Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich kept their hopes of a treble alive after a dominant 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen to lift the DFB Cup for a record-extending 20th time at the Olympiastadion on Saturday. Bayern sealed their 13th domestic double as Hansi Flick, who took over as interim boss when they sacked Niko Kovac in November, repaid the Bavarian …

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Kaneria was never treated unfairly, Flower statement has no value: Inzamam


July 6, 2020

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said the national side needs to be consistent in its performance to be rated among the leading teams of the world. During an interview on Dawn News program Replay, he also said Pakistan cricket need consistency both at the board and team levels to be classified as ‘world-class’. “To become a world-class team …

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‘Sci-fi’ England-WI series opener new frontier for Test cricket


July 6, 2020

LONDON: It will be Test cricket but not as we’ve known it when England face the West Indies in the opening match of a ‘bio-secure’series at Southampton starting on Wednesday. With the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic having brought the world game to a halt in March, there were fears this three-Test campaign might also fall victim to the virus. But, …

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