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US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

Health
WASHINGTON -- Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots. The move came after widespread concern over a slow start even as coronavirus cases and deaths reach alarming new highs.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a series of major changes to increase supply of vaccines and expand the age groups eligible as well as locations where people can get shots.One change will have some teeth to it. Azar said going forward the federal government will base each state's allocation of vaccines partly on how successful states have been in administering those already provided.“If you are not using vaccines that you have the right to, then we should be rebalanci...
TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app ‘sent in error’

TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app ‘sent in error’

Technology
Amazon has said an email sent to employees asking them to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from any mobile device that can access their company email was sent in error.An internal memo sent to staff earlier on Friday had said employees should delete the app over "security risks".The app, owned by a Chinese company, has come under scrutiny because of fears it could share data with China. TikTok said it did not understand Amazon's concerns. "This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok", a company spokesperson told the BBC. But earlier on Friday, a memo sent to staff seen by multiple news outlets stated that the app must be removed from mobile devices. "Due to security...
EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

EMI moratorium fraud: Banks asking customers to be alert, not to share OTP with imposters

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a bid to warn customers against fraudsters who may attempt to exploit the EMI moratorium scheme, leading banks are reaching out to their customers to caution them against 'EMI moratorium frauds' and strongly advising them not to share sensitive information like OTP and PIN with imposters. Over the past few days, Axis Bank, State Bank of India and other banks have sent out SMSs and e-mails to their customers informing them about new modus operandi being adopted by fraudsters and cyber criminals, to gain access to banking details. Asking customers to protect their financial details, Axis Bank said in an e-mail to customers said fraudsters have started a new modus operandi to gain access to banking details. Imposters may contact you to help postpone your EMI payments and reque...
Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United: Transfer latest as deal COLLAPSES with Red Devils unwilling to match Sporting’s asking price

Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United: Transfer latest as deal COLLAPSES with Red Devils unwilling to match Sporting’s asking price

Sports
Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow with Bruno Fernandes’ proposed transfer to Old Trafford OFF. This is according to the latest reports which claim the deal has collapsed heading into the final week of the transfer window because United will not match Sporting’s asking price for their star midfielder. Sporting are also unwilling to lower their £68million valuation and have rejected an offer from the Red Devils worth £42.5m up front with a further £8.5m in add-ons. Getty Images - Getty Fernandes was due to join Man United – it appears the deal is now OFF Jermaine Pennant blasts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for negative tactics at Manchester United The Sun say Joel Glazer, the Man United co-chairman who signs off on transfers, i...
Jose Mourinho was always asking about Bayern Munich when at Manchester United, says Bastian Schweinsteiger

Jose Mourinho was always asking about Bayern Munich when at Manchester United, says Bastian Schweinsteiger

Sports
Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is among the favourites to take over at Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions parted company with coach Niko Kovac after 18 months in charge, following a 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Getty Jose Mourinho has been linked to both Bayern and Arsenal That defeat left them four points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach and brings to an end Kovac’s time at the club, where he won the league and cup double in May – becoming the first ex-player and manager to do so. Mourinho, 56, has been out of work since being sacked by Man United in December 2018, but has spoken of his desire to return to management sooner rather than later. Bastian Schweinsteiger, who spent 13 ...