UK’s accelerated shutdown to stem spread of coronavirus

Social Shutdown pubs, Restaurants,  Cinemas, Theatres, Gyms, Spa ordered to close Mr. Johnson urged the public to stay at home as far as possible and think very carefully before visiting relatives on Mothering Sunday tomorrow .and said “bit by bit, day by day, your actions, your restraint, and your sacrifice, we are putting his country…

Underwater Photographer  winners of 2020 competition

  Underwater Photographer of the year celebrates photography under the ocean, lakes, and rivers, with over 5, 500 underwater pictures from 70 countries around the world. French Greg Lacoeur is this year’s champion and a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer who dedicates his life to the marine world, living a nomadic lifestyle expressing the emotion of the…

Coronavirus is a global emergency : WHO

The  Coronavirus had been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “ The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries”, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO chief. The concern is that it could spread…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Thomas Cook approached government for a £200m bailout

Thomas Cook has approached the UK government for a bailout to save itself from collapse after its lenders threatened to pull out of a proposed rescue deal. The travel group  was locked in talks yesterday with multiple potential investors which include the government providing a lifeline of £200m as part of the demand from its…

Airbnb IPO next year

Airbnb, the rental platform, valued at $31bn, with over $1bn revenue in its second quarter of 2019, and made more than $80bn from renting their homes since it was created, would float on the stock exchange by announcing its plans to go public next year. Brian Chesky, CEO, said the company would be ready for…

Underwater observatory vanishes without a trace

A large underwater observatory that was  stationed at a depth of 22 meters in the Baltic Sea has vanished without a trace. The $330,000 observatory managed by Ocean Research agencies  had been on seafloor in a restricted area off the northern coast of Germany since December 2016. Divers were sent to locate the observatory found…

Fosun’s £750m rescue plan for Thomas Cook

Chinese conglomerate Fosun has offered a £750m rescue package which put them in control of the 178-year-old tour operator, but will most likely wipe out existing shareholders. Shares plunged 60 per cent after Thomas Cook revealed plans to restructure its business while bonds rallied as investors began negotiations over a deal to swap debt  for…

Sony World Photography Awarding hotting up

Several budding and professional photographers are vying to win the Sony World Photography Awards 2019, as the deadline for submissions are drawing closer ( January 4, 2019) and competition organisers have revealed some of the most eye-catching snaps entered till now. There are ten categories in the competition including architecture, landscape, portraiture, wildlife and travel.…