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AstraZeneca denies ‘stockpile’ claims, saying 29m doses in factory are for EU and developing countries

AstraZeneca denies ‘stockpile’ claims, saying 29m doses in factory are for EU and developing countries

World
AstraZeneca has hit back after claims of a stockpile of 29 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine at a factory near Rome, saying the jabs are for the EU and developing countries.It follows an inspection of the Catalent plant in Anagni over the weekend by Italian authorities at the request of the European Commission. An official at the French presidency said this week that the destination for those doses "still needs to be clarified," and noted that if the jabs were for export, they could be blocked.The plant is in charge of bottling AstraZeneca vaccines produced at the Halix factory in the Netherlands. Live COVID updates from across the UK and around the world ...
Factory blaze adds to computer chip supply crisis

Factory blaze adds to computer chip supply crisis

Technology
RenesasOne of the car industry's biggest computer chip suppliers has warned that a major fire at one of its factories in Japan could have a "massive impact" on its ability to fulfil orders.The incident comes at a time when supplies of chips to the auto industry were already running short.Shares in the semiconductors firm Renesas fell, along with its clients including Toyota, Nissan and Honda.Elsewhere, Volkswagen has said chip scarcity might last until the autumn."I think things will get stable by the fall but certainly its going to be complicated, and its going to be challenging but I think we'll navigate it," Scott Keogh, VW's North America chief executive told the BBC.He added that some of the company's plants were likely to run less shifts a day, but added that he hoped factory shutdow...

Egypt: Archaeologists unearth ancient beer factory in Abydos

Technology
An Egyptian antiquities official says archaeologists have unearthed what could be the world's oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient EgyptBy SAMY MAGDY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2021, 9:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAIRO -- American and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed what could be the oldest known beer factory at one of the most prominent archaeological sites of ancient Egypt, a top antiquities official said on Wednesday.Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the factory was found in Abydos, an ancient burial ground located in the desert west of the Nile River, over 450 kilometers (280 miles) south of Cairo.He said the factory apparently dates back to the...
Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row

Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row

Business
Billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk has said he will move the electric carmaker's headquarters out of California, after he was ordered to keep its only US vehicle plant closed."Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately," the CEO tweeted.The company is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County, he added.The county's health department had refused to let the Tesla factory reopen on Friday, citing lockdown measures. According to figures from John's Hopkins University, 2,632 people in California have died with coronavirus.Since 23 March, all but "basic operations" have been suspended at Tesla's Fremont plant, near San Francisco, because of "shelter in place" orders enacted ...
German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

Technology
A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in EuropeByThe Associated PressFebruary 16, 2020, 9:28 PM2 min read A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe. The Higher Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg ordered Tesla to stop clearing trees on the wooded site near Berlin until it considers an environmental group's appeal. In a statement Sunday, the court said it had to issue the injunction because otherwise Tesla might have completed the work over the next three days. A lower court in Germany ruled last week that Tesla could clear the trees for its factory. But the environmental group Green League Brandenburg appealed, citing the potential for the factory ...