“We’ve had a chat with our barman regarding this and he’d like it to be publicly known that the ongoing instability of global recession that could render him unemployed at any moment, the lurking danger of COVID-19 potentially killing everyone he loves, the destruction of entire ecosystems due to climate change and the inability to find a bloody cheap pouch of tobacco in the inner-city has all made it quite difficult for him to find much joy in life at the current moment,” the response reads. … [Read more...] about Sydney pub in Surry Hills gives hilarious response to bad review
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Mr Wilkinson was then referred as a non-urgent case to the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield where after two biopsies it was confirmed that it was a “large, locally aggressive tumour” called an ameloblastoma that needed to be removed as soon as possible. … [Read more...] about Ameloblastoma: UK man’s jaw removed after tumour is found by dentist
Ramkumar Ramamoorthy: The real big topic is about greater flexibility. Sometimes, we tend to get a little binary and look at some of these structural shifts or changes in an ‘either-or’ mode, instead of an ‘and’ mode. The physical spaces won’t go away completely; we will see the proportion of office as a space and its usage undergo a change. But it’s too early to call out what the ratios would be. It will still be a physical-digital world. Multiple models will emerge. In some respects, we are shorting human imagination here. ‘Hoteling’ is a concept many large corporates have started, where people can dynamically book a seat, a cafeteria slot or a meeting room and use it as you do it with a concierge. Co-working spaces may emerge in interior places too. Some of these could potentially start creating satellite or small office-home office kind of an environment. Maybe it’s a big opportunity for realtors to start thinking about an … [Read more...] about Is work from home feasible in the long run?
India needs a new data regulator to oversee the sharing, monetization and privacy of information collected online, an expert committee appointed by the government has recommended.In a 72-page report seen by Bloomberg News, the eight-person panel said that "market forces on their own will not bring about the maximum social and economic benefits from data for the society" and identified key issues that a new regulator would have to tackle. It would have to ensure that all stakeholders follow rules, provide data when legitimate requests are made, evaluate risks of re-identification of anonymized personal data and also help level the playing field for businesses, the report advised.The document named U.S. giants Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google as the beneficiaries of first-mover advantages and network effects that have "left many new entrants and start-ups being squeezed and faced with significant entry barriers." The regulator's envisioned … [Read more...] about India seeks to limit Facebook, Amazon, Google dominance over online data
The Moscow Metro and a public bus company in Shanghai have experimented with germ-killing ultraviolet light. Agencies in Hungary and the Czech Republic have tried using ozone gas as a disinfectant. The public transit system in Dallas tested a “dry fogging” system, and Hong Kong used a robot that sprays a hydrogen peroxide solution, according to a survey by international engineering and professional services firm WSP. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: New York City subways sparkle, but does cleaning decrease Covid-19 risk?