Day: October 2, 2020

Twitter will make users remove tweets hoping Trump dies of COVID-19 – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 result has made Twitter a busy place in the past 24 hours, including some tweets that have publicly wished — some subtly and others more directly — that he die from the disease caused by coronavirus. Twitter put out a reminder to folks that it doesn’t allow tweets that wish …

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Conviction rate for crimes under IPC improved marginally in 2019 | India News

NEW DELHI: The all-India chargesheeting rate for crimes under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that were investigated in 2019 was 67.2%, a slight dip from 68.1% in 2018, while the conviction rate improved marginally to 50.4% from 50% in 2018. Chargesheeting rate, an indicator of disposal of crime cases by the police, is a calculation …

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Ruthless Nadal charges into French Open last 16 | Tennis News

PARIS: Claycourt master Rafael Nadal powered his way into the fourth round of his beloved French Open with a merciless 6-1 6-4 6-0 demolition of Italian Stefano Travaglia on Friday. The second seed, looking to extend his record to 13 titles at Roland Garros and hoping to match Roger Federer’s record of 20 men’s Grand …

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World No. 239 Gaston downs former champion Wawrinka at Roland Garros | Tennis News

PARIS: Wildcard Hugo Gaston took down former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in a riveting contest on Friday to advance to the fourth round and keep the home country’s hopes alive in the men’s draw at this year’s edition. Gaston, albeit at only 1.73 metres, is the last French man …

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Actor Rick Moranis randomly attacked in Manhattan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rick Moranis’s last on-screen film role was in 1997 Rick Moranis, who starred in Honey I Shrunk the Kids is recovering after being attacked in New York City. The 67-year-old Ghostbusters actor was walking on Central Park West near 70th Street at 7:30 am local time when he was …

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Sheffield United sign Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster for club-record fee | Football News

Sheffield United have signed Liverpool‘s highly-rated striker Rhian Brewster in a club-record deal with the 20-year-old penning a five-year contract, the Premier League outfit said on Friday. United did not disclose the transfer fee but British media said they paid 23.5 million pounds ($30.40 million) for the England Under-21 international, with Liverpool having a buy-back …

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Twitter confronts image-cropping concerns – TechCrunch

Twitter addresses questions of bias in its image-cropping algorithms, we take a look at Mario Kart Live and the stock market takes a hit after President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. This is your Daily Crunch for October 2, 2020. The big story: Twitter confronts image-cropping concerns Last month, (white) PhD student Colin Madland highlighted potential algorithmic …

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Release of James Bond film No Time To Die delayed – again

Image copyright Universal Image caption No Time To Die marks Daniel Craig’s swansong as James Bond The release of the new James Bond film has been delayed again. The premiere of No Time To Die has already been moved from April to November due to the pandemic. The film has now been further delayed until …

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US VP Mike Pence and his wife test negative for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill have tested negative for coronavirus, their doctor said in a statement on Friday. “Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden underwent PCR testing for Covid-19 today and Covid-19 was not detected,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement. Biden was scheduled to travel to …

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Trump taken to hospital after testing positive

US President Donald Trump has been taken to hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus. Mr Trump began exhibiting “mild symptoms” of Covid-19 on Thursday after disclosing that he and his wife had gone into quarantine late Wednesday. He received a cocktail of drugs as a “precautionary measure”, the White House said, …

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