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UK team unveils COVID swab test ‘that returns result in 15 minutes’

UK team unveils COVID swab test ‘that returns result in 15 minutes’

Technology
A British company has announced a new type of COVID-19 test that it says can detect people who have contracted the virus using just a saliva swab that can return a result in 15 minutes.Vatic's KnowNow COVID-19 test is a type of lateral flow test, but "works in a completely different way to every other antigen test that exists", according to the company's chief executive Alex Sheppard. Mr Sheppard told Sky News the company was announcing the technological mechanism behind the test ahead of it receiving regulatory approval "simply because it's totally different to anything else out there". The test has two crucial differences, the company explained.Firstly, it uses saliva swabs from the inside of a subject's cheek and under their tongue instead of potentially invasive nasal ones. ...
Moratorium period exceeding six months may result in vitiating overall credit discipline: RBI to SC

Moratorium period exceeding six months may result in vitiating overall credit discipline: RBI to SC

Finance
NEW DELHI: A loan moratorium exceeding six months might result in “vitiating the overall credit discipline”, which will have a “debilitating impact” on the process of credit creation in the economy, the Reserve Bank of India has told the Supreme Court. In an affidavit filed in the apex court in the loan moratorium case, the RBI has said that a long moratorium period could impact credit behaviour of borrowers and increase the risks of delinquencies post resumption of scheduled payments. The banking regulator fled the affidavit in pursuance to the apex court's October 5 order asking the Centre and the RBI to place on record the K V Kamath committee recommendations on debt restructuring because of COVID-19 related stress on various sectors as well as the notifications and circulars issued ...
General Election 2019: How computers wrote BBC election result stories

General Election 2019: How computers wrote BBC election result stories

Technology
For the first time, BBC News published a news story for every constituency that declared election results overnight - all written by a computer.It was the BBC's biggest test of machine-generated journalism so far.Each of nearly 700 articles - most in English but 40 of them in Welsh - was checked by a human editor before publication.The head of the project said the tech was designed to enhance the service provided rather than to replace humans."This is about doing journalism that we cannot do with human beings at the moment," said Robert McKenzie, editor of BBC News Labs."Using machine assistance, we generated a story for every single constituency that declared last night with the exception of the one that hasn't finished counting...
Mauricio Pochettino unhappy with both the result and the performance as Newcastle stun Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino unhappy with both the result and the performance as Newcastle stun Tottenham

Sports
Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was disappointed with the performance and the result as Tottenham Hotspur succumbed to Newcastle United. The Magpies had yet to pick up a single point under new boss Steve Bruce and faced a Spurs side that got to the Champions League final and held out the reigning Premier League champions last weekend. However, £40million summer signing Joelinton showed great composure to tuck away one of the few chances for the visitors as they claimed a vital 1-0 win. AFP or licensors Pochettino cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines Speaking to talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams after the game, Pochettino revealed he was upset with the way his side played. “When asked if he thought Spurs were flat, Pochettino said; “Yes I would...
Amir Khan vs Billy Dib RESULT: Brit blows smaller man away with fourth-round knockout, calls out Manny Pacquiao

Amir Khan vs Billy Dib RESULT: Brit blows smaller man away with fourth-round knockout, calls out Manny Pacquiao

Sports
TOO STRONG It was a simple night's work for Khan Amir Khan floored Billy Dib twice to secure a fourth-round knockout on Friday night in Saudi Arabia. The Brit made his physical attributes tell against his overmatched, undersized, late-replacement opponent and put him away without any trouble. Getty The performance echoed Khan’s comeback win over Phil Lo Greco last year In the opening round, the size difference between the pair was blatant as super-featherweight Dib jumped up 17lbs to face welterweight Khan on short notice. Although nothing hugely significant landed from either man, it seemed to be only a matter of time. Come the second, this theory proved true as the Brit decked the Australian with a big left hook. Dib survived the ...