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Eta makes landfall on Cuba as Guatemala searches for victims

Eta makes landfall on Cuba as Guatemala searches for victims

World
A strengthened Tropical Storm Eta has made landfall on Cuba and has set its sights on the southern tip of Florida, already inundated by heavy rains and unusual King TidesBy SONIA PÉREZ D. Associated PressNovember 8, 2020, 10:09 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePURULHA, Guatemala -- A strengthened Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Cuba early Sunday, and has its sights set on the southern tip of Florida, after leaving dozens dead and over 100 missing in Central America which it hit last week as a major hurricane.Eta breached Cuba even as searchers in Guatemala were still digging for people believed buried by a massive, rain-fueled landslide. Authorities say 15 people are confirmed dead and at least 109 are missing in Guatemala, many of them in the landslide ...
From ‘how to’ to hair dye: our lockdown web searches

From ‘how to’ to hair dye: our lockdown web searches

Technology
YouTube says people are watching instructional videos more than ever as they seek new skills during lockdown.Videos with titles like "how to" and "step-by-step" are being viewed for 65% longer than this time last year, the platform said.Meanwhile, questions which begin "how to..." are increasingly appearing in search engine trends.At the same time, online shoppers are in the market for garden plants, lawn mowers, free weights and hair dye."There are lots of 'how to' questions," said Nalina Eggert, an SEO expert at the BBC."How to make hand sanitiser, face masks and bread, how to cut your hair."Nalina has seen a notable rise in questions about grammar, punctuation, fractions, human biology and history since the closure of UK schoo...

Coast Guard taps cellphone location data to speed searches

Technology
The U.S. Coast Guard is tapping into cellphone location data to provide a new tool for helping distressed boatersByThe Associated PressMay 10, 2020, 12:57 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBOSTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard is tapping into cellphone location data to quickly locate distressed boaters. The voluntary i911 program lets the Coast Guard access mariners' cellphone locations to help rescue crews find them faster. The software is a free service for all first responders, including the Coast Guard. “It greatly decreases the time we spend looking for someone and gets the rescue crews out faster,” said Chief Petty Officer Andrew Case from the Coast Guard center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard center in the Northeast was the first to tes...
Yes Bank scam: CBI carries out searches at 7 locations in Mumbai; LOC issued

Yes Bank scam: CBI carries out searches at 7 locations in Mumbai; LOC issued

Finance
NEW DELHI: The CBI carried out searches at seven locations in Mumbai on Monday in connection with the Yes Bank scam pertaining to the Rs 600 crore alleged bribe to its co-founder Rana Kapoor's family by scam-hit DHFL and issued a look out circular against the accused to prevent their escape, officials said. The CBI has named five companies and seven individuals including Kapoor, his wife Bindu and daughters Roshini, Raakhe and Radha as accused in its FIR. Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) and RKW Developers Private Limited and their then directors Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan, respectively also figure as accused in the FIR. DoIt Urban Ventures controlled by the Kapoor family, RAB Enterprises (lndia) Private Limited in which Bindu Rana Kapoor was director and Morgan Cr...
Austria considers border controls as Italy searches for coronavirus superspreader

Austria considers border controls as Italy searches for coronavirus superspreader

World
Austria is assembling a coronavirus taskforce to discuss whether to introduce border controls with Italy, where a fourth person has died.About a dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as authorities race to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe. At least 152 people in Italy have been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been four deaths over the past 48 hours.The latest victim was an 84-year-old man from Bergamo, according to Sky News Italia. He is the third death in the northern Lombardy region. Image: A train stopped by authorities on the Italian side of the Brenner Pass On Sunday evening, Austria refused entry to a train coming from Italy after the Italian State Railways inform...