Asian Markets Begin Week Mostly Lower?

Asian markets are on a downward spiral Monday in response to dismal U.S. retail sales figures posted last Friday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index fell 0.9%. Australia’s S&P/ASX index closed down 0.7%. The KOSPI index in South Korea plunged 2.3%, w…

Posted in General January 18, 2021

Asian Markets Begin Week Mostly Lower?

Asian markets are on a downward spiral Monday in response to dismal U.S. retail sales figures posted last Friday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index fell 0.9%. Australia’s S&P/ASX index closed down 0.7%. The KOSPI index in South Korea plunged 2.3%, w…

Posted in General January 18, 2021

Chinese Economy Rebounds from Early Coronavirus Pandemic Pall

China says it’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020, recovering from the novel coronavirus pandemic that brought the global economy to a screeching halt. The world’s second-largest economy was boosted by a 6.5% increase in the fourth and final quarter of the y…

Posted in General January 18, 2021

Brazil OKs Two COVID Vaccines Amid Steep Surge in Cases

Brazil approved two vaccines for emergency use against the coronavirus Sunday as the country’s death toll from the disease it causes neared 210,000 and some of its hospitals grappled with an oxygen shortage. The country’s health ministry said Sunday th…

Posted in General January 17, 2021

COVID Vaccines Open Door for Cancer Treatments, Others

The new tools scientists are deploying to fight the COVID-19 pandemic may soon go to work against cancer, autoimmune diseases and other illnesses.The vaccines from drug companies Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech use a new way to train the body’s immune syst…

Posted in General January 17, 2021

Toga Limited Unveils Yippi X, New Mobile Apps and Partnerships at the Inaugural ASEAN New Tech Conference

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Jan. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toga Limited (OTC: TOGL), unveiled “Yippi X,” the new version of its revolutionary flagship app Yippi, on January 5, 2021, at the inaugural ASEAN New Tech Conference (“ANTC”). The ANTC was held online this year and carried the theme “Together We Change the World”. “Yippi X […]

India Begins COVID-19 Inoculation Campaign

India began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign Saturday. Frontline workers are slated to receive the first inoculations. The campaign began after Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a nationally televised speech. “We are launching the world’s biggest …

Posted in General January 16, 2021

Nepali Climbers Make Historic Winter Ascent of Pakistan’s K2

ISLAMABAD – Ten climbers from Nepal made history Saturday when they became the first in winter to reach the summit of Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second-highest mountain at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet).The Nepalese team’s historic ascent came on the same …

Posted in General January 16, 2021

Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Top 2 Million

COVID-19 deaths worldwide exceeded 2 million Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, a year after the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China.“Behind this terrible number are names and faces, the smile that will now only be a memory, the …

Posted in General January 15, 2021