Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening – News Brig

Tesla drops lawsuit against Alameda County over Fremont factory reopening – TechCrunch

Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California. The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit filed May 9, hours after Musk … Read more

Swedish antibody study shows long road to immunity as COVID-19 toll mounts

Swedish antibody study shows long road to immunity as COVID-19 toll mounts

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish study found that just 7.3 percent of Stockholmers developed COVID-19 antibodies by late April, which could fuel concern that a decision not to lock down Sweden against the pandemic may bring little herd immunity in the near future. FILE PHOTO: A billboard informing about the importance of social distancing, to … Read more

Astronomers may have witnessed a planet’s birth

Astronomers may have witnessed a planet's birth

Scientists believe they have observed a planet being formed for the first time. In a study published in Astronomy & Astrophysics today, a team of astronomers explain how they captured images of a young star, AB Aurigae, 520 light-years from Earth. In a massive disc of swirling gas and dust around the star, they detected … Read more

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. FILE PHOTO: 3D printed coronavirus model and Google logo are placed near an Apple … Read more

U.S. CDC reports 1,528,235 coronavirus cases, 91,664 deaths

U.S. CDC reports 1,528,235 coronavirus cases, 91,664 deaths

A healthcare professional takes blood to test for antibodies at Mt. Sinai Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,528,235 cases of the new … Read more

Tyrese Haliburton would put Knicks on ‘right track’

Tyrese Haliburton would put Knicks on 'right track'

Iowa State point guard Tyrese Haliburton says he won’t be daunted if he winds up with the Knicks, as some project. “Being in New York, they always talk about the pressure of being a Knick,’’ Haliburton said Tuesday on ESPN’s “The Jump,” adding “I feel like no matter where I go, the pressure I put … Read more

Colombia follows Argentina in banning all international flights through August 31

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogota

By Marcelo Rochabrun SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Colombia on Wednesday followed Argentina’s footsteps and imposed one of the toughest travel bans in the world to fight coronavirus, saying no international passenger flights will be allowed until Aug. 31. Argentina took a similar drastic step https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina/argentina-imposes-toughest-travel-ban-in-the-americas-sparking-outcry-idUSKCN2291PF this month, although it also banned domestic flights. Colombia has … Read more

How to scale companies using crypto – News Brig

How to scale companies using crypto – TechCrunch

Zoran Basich is the crypto editor for Andreessen Horowitz. Editor’s note: Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a seven-week course to learn how to build crypto companies. Andreessen Horowitz is partnering with News Brig to release the online version of the course over the next … Read more

Brazil delays vote on land bill amid threat of environmental boycott

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sports events around the world

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday delayed voting on a land bill seen by some as contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which has dozens of European companies threatening to boycott Brazilian exports. The bill allows squatters on public land to more easily receive deeds to their properties, a policy … Read more