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AP Exclusive: WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

AP Exclusive: WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

Technology
BEIJING -- A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.The findings offer little new insight into how the virus began to spread around the globe and many questions remain unanswered, though that was as expected. But the report did provide more detail on the reasoning behind the researchers' conclusions. The team proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis.The report’s release has been repeatedly delayed, raising questions about whether the Chinese side was trying to skew the conclusions to prevent blame for the pandemic falling on China. A World Hea...
Twitter to let users charge monthly fee for exclusive content

Twitter to let users charge monthly fee for exclusive content

Technology
Twitter is to let people charge their followers for extra content with a new feature called Super Follows.It could unlock special tweets, newsletters, videos, or deals and discounts that are not available to other users. The move follows the success of sites such as Patreon and Only Fans, which allow people to charge for different levels of content and have proved lucrative for some social media personalities. Image: A monthly fee will unlock special content. Pic: Twitter Users would pay a monthly fee under the Super Follows system, but Twitter did not say how much of a cut it would take.The feature has not launched yet - more details are expected in the coming months. ...
Former SBI chief Rajnish Kumar to be exclusive advisor for Kotak Group’s USD 1 billion-stressed assets fund

Former SBI chief Rajnish Kumar to be exclusive advisor for Kotak Group’s USD 1 billion-stressed assets fund

Finance
Mumbai: Former chairman Rajnish Kumar was on Friday appointed as the exclusive advisor to a USD 1 billion-stressed assets fund floated by the group. Kumar retired as the chairman of the country's largest lender in October last year after an over four-decade career. Earlier this week, there were reports of global private equity major Baring Private Equity Partners appointing Kumar as an advisor. In a statement, Kotak Investment Advisors (KIAL) on Friday said Kumar will be the "exclusive advisor for its USD 1 billion special situation fund". KIAL had announced a fund raise of USD 1 billion in August 2019, anchored by a USD 500 million commitment from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund. According to reports, KIAL was to invest the money over a four-year period while the...
PlayStation 5 exclusive title ‘Returnal’ delayed to April

PlayStation 5 exclusive title ‘Returnal’ delayed to April

Entertainment
Jan. 28 (UPI) -- PlayStation 5 exclusive title Returnal has been delayed until April 30, the company announced Thursday. Returnal is a sci-fi themed third-person shooter game from developer Housemarque, the team behind Super Stardust HD, Dead Nation and Resogun. Advertisement Returnal was originally set to be released on March 19. "SIE and Housemarque have made the decision to move the release date in order to give the team extra time to continue to polish the game to the level of quality players expect from Housemarque," PlayStation tweeted, mentioning the game's publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. Players take control of astronaut Selene in Returnal as she battles dangerous creatures on an alien planet. Returnal is the latest video game to get delayed following Harry Potter title ...
Premier League scores LIVE: Watford vs Leicester and Brighton vs Arsenal among our exclusive coverage today

Premier League scores LIVE: Watford vs Leicester and Brighton vs Arsenal among our exclusive coverage today

Sports
It’s a huge day of action on talkSPORT as we bring you live commentary of all four Premier League games as well as exclusive Championship coverage. Listen into our commentaries with or without crowd noise below, and follow our blog for the latest updates and scores… Listen to talkSPORT commentary with crowd noise Listen to talkSPORT commentary without crowd noise (available from kick-off time) Listen to talkSPORT 2 commentary with crowd noise Listen to talkSPORT 2 commentary without crowd noise (available from kick-off time) Today’s live games: 12:30pm – Watford vs Leicester City (LIVE on talkSPORT) 12:30pm – Fulham v Brentford (LIVE on talkSPORT 2) 3:00pm – Brighton vs Arsenal (LIVE on talkSPORT) 5:30pm – West Ham vs Wolves (LIVE on talkSPORT) 3:00pm – West Brom v Birmingham (LIVE...