News That Matters

Tag: Black

Divers recover ‘black box’ from jet that crashed into sea as first victim identified

Divers recover ‘black box’ from jet that crashed into sea as first victim identified

World
Navy divers have recovered a "black box" from an Indonesian airliner which crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday with 62 people on board.TV pictures showed in inflatable boat carrying a large white container, which in turn was carrying the box. It was unclear whether it was the Boeing 737-500's flight data or cockpit voice recorder.The boxes were believed to be buried under sharp objects which needed to be removed first, Admiral Yudo Margono of the Indonesian navy said. They were thought to be about 75ft (23m) below the surface of the sea.A remotely-operated vehicle was sent to the location between Lancang and Laki islands, just north of the capital, Jakarta, and at least 160 divers were involved in the search. ...
Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Technology
Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real onesBy DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business WriterNovember 28, 2020, 9:27 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBlack Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones.Consumers spent an estimated $ 9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $ 7.4 billion set in 2019.Meanwhile, traffic to physical stores plummeted as retailers tried to prevent crowds by cutting their hours and limiting doorbuster deals. U.S. store visits dropped by 52% on Black Friday, according to Sensormati
Black and Asian people at greater risk from Covid, study finds

Black and Asian people at greater risk from Covid, study finds

Health
.css-94m6rd-HeadingWrapper{border-bottom:solid 1px #BABABA;padding-bottom:1.5rem;}.css-94m6rd-HeadingWrapper > *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;}.css-vk3nhx-ComponentWrapper{margin:1.5rem 0;}.css-1759m9z-StyledFigure{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-size:0.875rem;line-height:1.125rem;}.css-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer{position:relative;}.css-1xtcmof-Placeholder{position:relative;display:block;padding-bottom:56.25%;background-color:#EEEEEE;}.css-1xtcmof-Placeholder img{overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;-webk...
Japan’s SoftBank back in the black as investments improve

Japan’s SoftBank back in the black as investments improve

Technology
Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. has reported it bounced back to profitability in the last quarter as its investments improved in valueBy YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business WriterNovember 9, 2020, 9:45 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTOKYO -- Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Monday it bounced back to profitability in the last quarter as its investments improved in value.The Tokyo-based company reported a 627 billion yen, or about $ 6.1 billion, profit in July-September, compared with a loss of 700 billion yen in the same quarter of 2019.SoftBank said its quarterly sales rose nearly 5% to 1.35 trillion yen, or $ 13 billion, from 1.29 trillion yen.SoftBank's Vision Fund also has become profitable recently.SoftBank, which invests in
Study: One-third of prostate cancer tumors in Black men have dangerous gene mutations

Study: One-third of prostate cancer tumors in Black men have dangerous gene mutations

Health
Oct. 28 (UPI) -- More than one-third of Black men with prostate cancer carry potentially dangerous genetic mutations that cause more severe disease, an analysis published Wednesday by the journal Molecular Cancer Research found. Researchers sequenced 39 genes of interest in prostate cancer tumors and matched normal tissue from 77 Black-American men with prostate cancer, finding that roughly 35% of patients' tumors harbored potentially damaging mutations in several genes. Advertisement "Our research suggests that there may be key genetic differences in the prostate tumors of individuals who belong to different race groups," study co-author Jianfeng Xu told UPI. "This could impact the way their cancer progresses and the treatment options available to them." "And we found that certain mutati...