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Nanofibers improve face mask filtration, but must be replaced often

Nanofibers improve face mask filtration, but must be replaced often

Science
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- New research, published Tuesday in the journal Physics of Fluids, suggests the use of nanofibers can improve the filtration efficiency of face masks, but they must be replaced fairly frequently. With COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates spiking across the United States, health officials are once again encouraging people to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Since the pandemic began, health experts and material scientists have been trying determine the best ways to filter out viral particles. While N95 masks remain the standard for healthcare workers, single-use masks aren't always practical for the general public. While several studies have shown multiple cloth layers -- or combinations of cloth, silk and chiffon -- provide significa...
SBI customers face glitches just before scheduled downtime

SBI customers face glitches just before scheduled downtime

Finance
Mumbai: Several customers of (SBI) faced issues processing online transactions hours before its scheduled maintenance outage. The bank, which upgraded its internet banking platform on Thursday, had informed customers about a four-hour maintenance activity although customers faced transaction failures early Thursday. Several customers took to social media to vent their frustration. While a few customers claimed that they were unable to receive payments, others said that transactions were failing while they were trying to transfer money using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Some users complained about the timing of undertaking such activity, at the start of a new fiscal year when transaction activity is especially high. The public sector lender had earlier tweeted about the scheduled ...
Deliveroo bankers face cancellation of £18m fee after IPO calamity

Deliveroo bankers face cancellation of £18m fee after IPO calamity

Business
The board of Deliveroo is facing demands from the company's new shareholders to cancel an £18m payout to the investment banks which this week launched one of the City's most turbulent flotations on record.Sky News can reveal that a number of furious investors want the company to decide "at the earliest opportunity" that it will not hand the discretionary fee to its banking syndicate, led by Goldman Sachs. Deliveroo's listing prospectus disclosed that it would pay the six banks involved in its initial public offering (IPO) a fixed fee of 1.66% of the capital raised in the flotation - equating to £27.5m. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
‘There isn’t a family that didn’t face disaster’: Counting the cost of a decade of war in Syria

‘There isn’t a family that didn’t face disaster’: Counting the cost of a decade of war in Syria

World
After a decade of war, you might expect every city in Syria to be in ruins, and many are.Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, Raqqa, the places which have become synonymous with the horror of this past 10 years, are all in pieces. But while the disintegration of a country at war begins with the deaths and the destruction, beyond that are the legacies. A week in northern Syria has given me a glimpse of the enduring cost of this war.It's a story of unimaginable human suffering, a population haunted by a conflict which brought the world new levels of barbarism.It's now a nation fractured into factions, with superpowers vying for control and a war from which unintended consequences remain: the Islamic State is defeated, but not gone. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible vide...

Champions League live: Haaland hits landmark and celebrates in goalkeeper’s face after VAR drama, Ronaldo fights to keep Juventus alive in extra-time

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest football news, gossip and expert opinion on a busy night of Champions League action. HEADLINES Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself OUT of contention to become Germany manager this summer as search for Joachim Low’s replacement begins Edinson Cavani’s father says striker will quit Manchester United for […] talkSPORT