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Thousands unable to get an NI number because of coronavirus
Thousands unable to get an NI number because of coronavirus

Thousands have been unable to get a National Insurance number because the government has stopped issuing them.

Elation as Nasa
Elation as Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe tags asteroid Bennu in sample bid

Osiris-Rex makes brief contact with asteroid Bennu in an effort to pick up fragments of rock.

Donald Trump leaves contentious
Donald Trump leaves contentious '60 Minute' interview with Lesley Stahl, goes on Twitter attack

Trump abruptly ended his '60 Minutes' interview and skipped a joint interview with Vice President Mike Pence; he also tweeted an attack on Lesley Stahl

CEO Secrets: Juggling kids and a new lockdown business
CEO Secrets: Juggling kids and a new lockdown business

Meet the new mums who have started businesses in lockdown.

Tropical Storm Epsilon improves structure and strengthens slightly, could be a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning
Tropical Storm Epsilon improves structure and strengthens slightly, could be a hurricane by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Epsilon, the earliest 26th-named storm on record in the Atlantic, continues strengthening in the central Atlantic Ocean, according to Tuesday's 5 p.m. advisory. The National Hurricane Center said Epsilon's structure "greatly improved" Tuesday afternoon and there are even hints of an eyelike feature starting to develop. Epsilon, which isn't expected to ...

Tesla acknowledges issue where Model 3 bumpers fall off in rain
Tesla acknowledges issue where Model 3 bumpers fall off in rain

One of the Tesla Model 3's more prominent design flaws is a rear bumper cover that is prone to being stripped from the car when water is allowed to accumulate inside it, either from standing water or intense downpours. Owners of brand-new Model 3s have reportedly paid thousands of dollars to replace their bumpers (and repair the damage to other parts done by their separation) as a result of what Tesla now tacitly acknowledges is an engineering defect. InsideEVs reports that Tesla has issued a service bulletin noting that Model 3s built before May 21, 2019, may sustain damage as a result of "driving through standing water on a road or highway with poor drainage or pooling water."

Voting across the US live updates: Poll workers prep for bad behavior; drop box set on fire; more than a million NY voters deemed inactive
Voting across the US live updates: Poll workers prep for bad behavior; drop box set on fire; more than a million NY voters deemed inactive

Pennsylvania can count absentee ballots until Nov. 6. Tennessee poll worker turned away a BLM voter. Latest news on voting around the US.

Lawyers spurn Trump campaign in individual donations, including from Jones Day
Lawyers spurn Trump campaign in individual donations, including from Jones Day

Contributions to the Trump campaign by Jones Day lawyers totaled just $50, records show. A Reuters analysis of Federal Election Commission records shows a wide gulf between individual lawyer donations to the candidates, with nearly $29 million going directly to Biden's campaign and just under $1.75 million to Trump's between Jan. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020.

National Traffic Safety Management Inc. Ranks No. 5 on the 2020 STARTUP LIST
National Traffic Safety Management Inc. Ranks No. 5 on the 2020 STARTUP LIST

- Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies -TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadian Business today ranked National Traffic Safety Management Inc.

How Much Is Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX:IDX) Paying Its CEO?
How Much Is Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX:IDX) Paying Its CEO?

Ian Kadish has been the CEO of Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX:IDX) since 2017, and this article will examine the...

Nigeria unrest: Protesters
Nigeria unrest: Protesters 'shot dead' in Lagos
  • World
  • 2020-10-20 23:29:03Z

A witness tells the BBC he counted about 20 dead bodies after soldiers opened fire in Lagos.

Royal Mail launches parcel pick-up service
Royal Mail launches parcel pick-up service

The postal service launches a home collection service as online shopping booms.

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Upsize of Previously Announced Private Placement and Change of Auditor
Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Upsize of Previously Announced Private Placement and Change of Auditor

/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S./CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. ("CSRI" or the "Corporation") (TSXV:SPI) (OTCBB:CSPUF) is pleased to announce that, further to its press release dated October 9, 2020, it has increased the size of its previously announced non-brokered private placement offering of units of the Corporation ("Units") to up to $1,600,000 (the "Offering"). The Offering will be comprised of up to 32,000,000 Units at a price of $0.05 per Unit. The Offering is still anticipated to close by the end of October 2020.Each Unit will consist of one...

'Friendship, empathy, kindness, and compassion': Biden leans into Mr. Rogers comparison

Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, video chatted with Fred Rogers' widow, Joanne Rogers, last month in their hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Machines to
Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

Millions more jobs will be lost to robots with Covid accelerating the trend, says the World Economic Forum.

Organic Wine Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Packaging, Product Type, and Distribution Channel
Organic Wine Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Packaging, Product Type, and Distribution Channel

The global organic wine market was valued at US$ 7,460. 29 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 16,647. 81 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10. 7% from 2020 to 2027.New York, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Organic Wine Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Packaging, Product Type, and Distribution Channel" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978097/?utm_source=GNW Organic wine is prepared from grapes cultivated in accordance with principles of organic farming.It excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides, and herbicides. Organic...

Fortuna announces first gold pour at its Lindero Mine in Argentina
Fortuna announces first gold pour at its Lindero Mine in Argentina

Lindero Mine first gold pour Lindero Mine first gold pourVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) is pleased to report the first gold pour from its Lindero Mine located in the Province of Salta in Argentina. The pour took place today, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, and produced 728 ounces of gold. Jorge A. Ganoza, President, CEO and Director, commented, "The first gold pour at Lindero, our third mine in the Americas, is a significant achievement for the Company as we advance the mine's ramp-up phase towards commercial production in the first quarter of 2021. Lindero is a mine with reserves for a projected life of...

Mixed results for arthritis drug repurposed as Covid-19 treatment
Mixed results for arthritis drug repurposed as Covid-19 treatment

A trio of new studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Tuesday examining the efficacy of an arthritis drug against Covid-19 showed inconsistent results.

Coronavirus updates: Nearly 300K more deaths than usual; Trump, Fauci and
Coronavirus updates: Nearly 300K more deaths than usual; Trump, Fauci and 'The Godfather;' Disneyland won't reopen soon

Nearly 300K more deaths than usual this year. University of Michigan stay-home order. What will sway Americans to get vaccine? Latest COVID news.

Fact check: Senate Republicans moving to confirm Trump
Fact check: Senate Republicans moving to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee but blocked Obama's

A claim addressing the double standard for consideration of the two presidents' Supreme Court nominees was correct on substance, off on timing.

OSIRIS-REx probe touches down to grab bits of an asteroid, with assist from Aerojet
OSIRIS-REx probe touches down to grab bits of an asteroid, with assist from Aerojet

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe reached the climax of its seven-year round trip to deep space today and briefly touched down on a near-Earth asteroid, propelled by thrusters made in the Seattle area. Scientists and engineers at Lockheed Martin's Mission Support Area in Colorado received word at 4:12 p.m. MT (3:12 p.m. PT) that the touch-and-go maneuver at asteroid Bennu was successful, sparking cheers and fist-shaking. The maneuver was aimed at collecting samples of dust and gravel on the asteroid's surface. Mission team members wore masks and tried to observe social distancing as a COVID-19 safety measure, but some hugged nevertheless. "I… Read More

Crocs is having a huge sale on some of its most comfy footwear
Crocs is having a huge sale on some of its most comfy footwear

Get Crocs on sale during this limited-time event, which features 40% off select styles-get the details.

$1.7 bln pledged in aid to save Sahel from
$1.7 bln pledged in aid to save Sahel from 'breaking point'
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  • 2020-10-20 23:08:13Z

International donors agreed Tuesday to give $1.7 billion in humanitarian aid to the central Sahel, after the United Nations said the northern African region plagued by violence and climate change was at "breaking point".

U.S. deaths are about 300,000 higher than expected since the coronavirus arrived
U.S. deaths are about 300,000 higher than expected since the coronavirus arrived

The U.S. has experienced about 300,000 'excess deaths' since the coronavirus came to America, and two-thirds of them can be attributed to COVID-19, the CDC says.

SmarFinancial (SMBK) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates
SmarFinancial (SMBK) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Surpass Estimates

SmarFinancial (SMBK) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 10.00% and 3.27%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

We
We're Interested To See How Genetic Signatures (ASX:GSS) Uses Its Cash Hoard To Grow

Just because a business does not make any money, does not mean that the stock will go down. For example, although...

Passion Fruit Concentrate Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Source and End Use
Passion Fruit Concentrate Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Source and End Use
  • World
  • 2020-10-20 23:01:00Z

The global passion fruit concentrate market was valued at US$ 464. 57 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 668. 83 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4. 7% from 2020 to 2027.New York, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Passion Fruit Concentrate Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Source and End Use" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978098/?utm_source=GNW Passion fruit is a tropical nutritious fruit that grows in warm climates.It is majorly cultivated in South America, Africa, and other regions. Passion fruit concentrate is processed from ripe passion fruit to...

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Eli Lilly and Company on Behalf of Eli Lilly Stockholders and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Eli Lilly and Company on Behalf of Eli Lilly Stockholders and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, is investigating potential claims against Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) on behalf of Eli Lilly stockholders. Our investigation concerns whether Eli Lilly has violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices. Click here to participate in the action.On August 2020, Eli Lilly began a clinical trial to test whether adding the Company's antibody-based drug, LY-CoV555, to remdesivir would benefit patients diagnosed with COVID-19.On October 13, 2020, the trial's sponsor, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...

The Justice Department just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.
The Justice Department just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

If Google loses, lawmakers could be encouraged to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business.

WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces October 2020 Distribution
WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces October 2020 Distribution

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: WIR.U; WIR.UN) (OTCQX: WPTIF) announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a cash distribution for the month of October 2020 of US$0.0633 per unit. The distribution will be payable on November 16, 2020 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on October 30, 2020. Distributions paid to Canadian unitholders (and other non-U.S. unitholders) generally will be subject to U.S. withholding tax. For a general summary of the taxation of distributions paid to Canadian unitholders, including information regarding U.S. withholding tax, please see the "Certain Canadian...

Fact check: Are poll workers putting notes on ballots? Yes, to enforce election laws
Fact check: Are poll workers putting notes on ballots? Yes, to enforce election laws

A poll worker's marks and notations do not cause ballots to be automatically rejected.

Procter & Gamble reports $4.3B in profits, boosting forecast as sales keep climbing
Procter & Gamble reports $4.3B in profits, boosting forecast as sales keep climbing

P&G;'s organic sales - a key measure of sales excluding impacts from foreign exchange, mergers or acquisitions - rose 9%.

We analyzed a conservative foundation
We analyzed a conservative foundation's catalog of absentee ballot fraud: It's not a 2020 election threat

President Trump has said absentee ballot fraud is a threat to the 2020 election. A review of alleged ballot fraud cases shows why that's not true.

National Bank Holdings (NBHC) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates
National Bank Holdings (NBHC) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat Estimates

National Bank Holdings (NBHC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 51.67% and 17.72%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Dave & Buster
Dave & Buster's Announces Upsize and Pricing of a Private Offering of $550 Million of Senior Secured Notes Due 2025 by its Subsidiary Dave & Buster's, Inc.

DALLAS, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), ("Dave & Buster's" or "the Company"), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Dave & Buster's, Inc. (the "Issuer"), has priced $550 million in aggregate principal amount of its 7.625% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "Notes") in a private offering (the "Offering") that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). This represents an increase of $50 million from the amount initially offered. The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior...

U.S. agency urges new safeguards following probe into deadly 2019 California boat fire
U.S. agency urges new safeguards following probe into deadly 2019 California boat fire
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 22:54:06Z

The 75-foot recreational diving vessel, Conception, with 33 passengers and six crew aboard, was anchored off Santa Cruz Island when it caught fire. All 33 passengers and one crew member died of smoke inhalation because they were trapped in the berthing area while a fire burned above. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urged all vessels with overnight accommodations to be required to have interconnected smoke detectors in all passenger areas and secondary means of escape that lead into a different space than the primary exit.

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Scatec Solar ASA
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Scatec Solar ASA

21 October 2020: An Extraordinary General Meeting of Scatec Solar ASA will be held on 12 November 2020 at 10:00 CET at Askekroken 11, 0277 Oslo. Please find attached the notice of Extraordinary General Meeting with attendance/proxy and the Board of Directors' proposed resolutions for the Extraordinary General Meeting for the items listed on the agenda. The documents are also available at www.scatecsolar.com.  For further information, please contact: Ingrid Aarsnes, VP Communication & IR Tel: +47 950 38 364, ir@scatecsolar.com  About Scatec Solar Scatec Solar is an integrated independent renewable power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable clean energy...

TSX Venture Exchange Stock Maintenance Bulletins
TSX Venture Exchange Stock Maintenance Bulletins

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 20, 2020 /CNW/ -TSX VENTURE COMPANIESCANADA SILVER COBALT WORKS INC.

First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 50.00% and 3.23%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Top Estimates
Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Top Estimates

Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 31.82% and 6.56%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Bank First (BFC) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
Bank First (BFC) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Bank First (BFC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 32.71% and 9.11%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Man accused of murdering Miami teen stepdaughter in 2004 uses pen to kill himself in jail
Man accused of murdering Miami teen stepdaughter in 2004 uses pen to kill himself in jail
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 22:43:48Z

The man accused of murdering his teenage stepdaughter in 2004 in Miami has killed himself in a California jail.

Netflix Slips on 3rd-Quarter Earnings Miss
Netflix Slips on 3rd-Quarter Earnings Miss

Streaming giant reports decelerating subscriber growth, missing estimates

Intel Officers
Intel Officers 'Terrified' Of Briefing Trump On Russia Because He Would 'Explode': Report
  • World
  • 2020-10-20 22:07:46Z

"He'll explode and the whole thing will get derailed, because he has this weird affinity for Putin," a former national security officer said.

Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén died
Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén died 'in the line of duty,' Army inquiry says
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 21:51:50Z

The determination entitles Guillén's family to full military benefits, including funeral costs and life insurance.

Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén died
Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén died 'in the line of duty,' Army inquiry says
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 21:51:50Z

The determination entitles Guillén's family to full military benefits, including funeral costs and life insurance.

Utah rivals in governor's race unite in call for decency
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 21:28:45Z

Rival candidates vying to become Utah's next governor joined together in new ads Tuesday urging people to accept the results of the November elections and maintain decency with one another despite political differences. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican who is the heavy favorite to win the race

Mexico warns of coronavirus rebound from big holiday crowds
Mexico warns of coronavirus rebound from big holiday crowds
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 21:24:04Z

Mexico is doubling down on its public health message to avoid big crowds to avert a second wave of coronavirus infections as annual festivities approach, including the Day of the Dead, that traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of people nationwide. The Nov. 1-2 Day of the Dead celebration blends Catholic rituals and the pre-Hispanic belief that the dead return once a year from the underworld as cemeteries, public gardens and houses light up in the bright, orange color of planted marigold. Authorities have said cemeteries will remain closed and the government of Mexico City, the country's largest metropolis, warn that tighter coronavirus curbs may be on their way as hospitalizations...

Calix: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
  • US
  • 2020-10-20 21:12:12Z

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Calix Inc. (CALX) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $20.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The San Jose, California-based company said it had net income of 32 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by

What will sway Americans to take a COVID-19 vaccine? Efficacy, adverse effects and politics, survey says
What will sway Americans to take a COVID-19 vaccine? Efficacy, adverse effects and politics, survey says

According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, people were most swayed by vaccine efficacy, adverse effects, duration of protection and politics.

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