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Coronavirus: Tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to NHS

Coronavirus: Tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to NHS

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device Letters are being sent to more than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales asking them to return to the NHS to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.Senior officials say the ex-employees are needed to boost frontline services.It comes after the government pledged to ensure that all hospitals have enough protective gear and ventilators.It also published a list of key workers whose children will still be able to go to school after they shut later.In Scotland, anyone who left the medical profession during the past three years has also been asked to consider returning to the NHS.Meanwhile, the chancellor is set to announce a wage subsidy package to protect jobs. Many firms are warning of ...
PC gamers asked to donate GPU time for coronavirus research

PC gamers asked to donate GPU time for coronavirus research

Technology
PC gamers are being asked to donate some of their computing power to an international effort researching diseases including the novel coronavirus, as well as cancer and Alzheimer's.There have now been more than 156,000 confirmed cases globally as the coronavirus continues to spread, with over 5,800 confirmed deaths following COVID-19 diagnoses. In addition to trying not to transmit the virus by regularly washing their hands and self-isolating if they show any symptoms, PC gamers can also contribute to cutting-edge research. Simply by installing software which runs in the background of their computer while they continue to use it for other activities, the gamers could be helping develop a treatment for the virus.The Folding@home (F@h) project is a distributed computing research programm...
800 men asked to give DNA to solve violent murder of girl in 1996

800 men asked to give DNA to solve violent murder of girl in 1996

World
Hundreds of men have been asked to give their DNA to help solve the murder of a little girl in Germany 23 years ago.Claudia Ruf was 11 when she was abducted while walking a neighbour's dog in the German town of Grevenbroich, about 13 miles from Dusseldorf, in May 1996.Her family became worried when the dog returned home but she did not.Claudia's body was found two days later, more than 40 miles away. She had been raped and strangled to death before her body was doused with petrol and burned.Posters were placed on buses and trains, police gave out pamphlets, and a reward was offered to find Claudia's killer but with no success.In a new attempt to track the suspect down, German police have asked 800 men who were between the ages of 14 and 70 at the time of Claudia's death to give a saliva sa...
Have asked officials to come up with framework for better regulation of multi-state cooperative banks: Nirmala Sitharaman

Have asked officials to come up with framework for better regulation of multi-state cooperative banks: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman today met the customers of the PMC bank which is facing allegations of fraud. The finance minister said that she heard their problems and explained to them that the RBI is looking into the matter as it is the appropriate authority in its capacity as the regulator. The finance minister noted that the PMC is a multi state cooperative banks and like all other banks it is regulated by the RBI. Although she said that the registration of such banks happens through the rural and urban development ministry for rural and urban cooperative banks respectively, the RBI is the right institution to look into the matter. She, however, said that she has asked the banking and economic affairs secretary to sit with the ministries which register the multi-state cooperativ...
Meet the former prosecutor asked to investigate bitcoin who became the face of crypto VC investing

Meet the former prosecutor asked to investigate bitcoin who became the face of crypto VC investing

Finance
Katie Haun, Andreessen Horowitz general partner.Source: Andreessen HorowitzSeven years ago, bitcoin was a foreign language to federal prosecutor Katie Haun. That changed when her boss at the U.S. attorney's office asked her to look into shutting it down.What's now the most widely used cryptocurrency was a niche payment method being used in the depths of the internet, in many cases being used to buy illegal goods on black markets. But Haun quickly decided the currency itself wasn't what needed probing."It would have been akin to saying 'let's go prosecute cash,'" Haun said.Instead, her department prosecuted multiple cases where bitcoin was being used for extortion and white collar crime. In some cases, the technology behind bitcoin, known as blockchain, actually helped the department solve ...