Novak left Australia

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a court bid to stay in the country. Judges rejected a challenge launched by the unvaccinated Tennis star after the government cancelled is visa on “health and good order” grounds. The world number one Djokovic said he was “extremely disappointed” but accepted the ruling. He boarded…

Four people escape helicopter crash

Four passengers including an infant survived  a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter  crash landing in a built-up area, avoiding overhead power cables and building before it hit the street and slid into bushes outside a Methodist Church in Philadelphia. “The helicopter taken off from outside Philadelphia is believed to have encountered mechanical problems during the flight” a…

Liquor and cannabis shop in Quebec require proof Covid vaccination

Retail liquor and cannabis shops in Canada’s Quebec province will require shoppers to show proof of  vaccination amid a rising surge of new Covid cases from 18th January. Proof of vaccine is also required in health facilities, theatres, bars and indoor sport and performance venues. Over 109, 000 cases of Covid were recorded in the…

CES 2022

  The Pandemic  and fears over the spread of the Omicron variant meant Meta, Google and Amazon pulled out of the CES, one of the biggest tech events in Las Vegas this week. This year you might like BMW’s colour changing car attracted lots of interest, which showed how a car’s exterior could effectively become…

Australia revokes Djokovic’s visa and turns into diplomatic storm

  This is where politics takes an upper hand in sports. The Serb, Novak Djokovic (34), a nine-time Australian Open Champion, and World number one Tennis player,  after he landed at 23:30 on Wednesday local time at Melbourne, was taken to detention hotel in Melbourne awaiting deportation. Novak Djokovic sparked a furious reaction in Australia…

EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in Tattoo colouring inks

A new pan-EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in colouring inks could hurt tattoo industry. The restriction which came in force on Tuesday, apply to substances that may cause cancer or other health issues and mainly affect coloured ink. Th EU estimates that up to 12 per cent of Europeans have a tattoo, and…

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud

Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of defrauding investors after a month-long landmark trial in California. Prosecutors said Holmes knowingly lied about technology she said could detect diseases with a few drops of blood.   Although the Theranos founder denied the charges which carry a maximum prison term of 20 years each, Jurors found Holmes guilty…

Flavours

Karimeen from the backwaters of Kerala flavoured by the sweetness of the freshwater and saltiness of the seawater, smeared in garam masala,  shallow fried in coconut oil with 2 table spoons of ginger past,  1 table spoon of red chilli powder and black pepper powder, 1 table spoon of lemon juice and half a table…

Alexa tells a 10-year-old girl to touch live plug with penny

    When a 10-year-old asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”, Alexa challenged her to touch a penny coin to the prongs of a half-inserted live plug. Amazon has since updated its Alexa voice assistant  the error as soon as the company became aware of it. The girl’s mother, Kristin Livadhi, described the incident…