Narayana Murthy flags fears of GDP growth hitting lowest since 1947, pitches for operating economy at full steam

The 74-year-old tech leader also favoured amending laws and providing infrastructural facilities for companies which cannot use the work-from-home paradigm and increasing the public transport and public safety facilities for businesses and the public to operate 24 hours.

Best Cheap Dolby Atmos Soundbars in 2020

The fact remains, however, that without this upgrade, an Amazon speaker, or a brand-new Samsung TV, you’re simply getting an Atmos and DTS:X-enabled soundbar with no true surround sound or embedded voice commands. Whether or not this is the right speaker for you depends in part on what other types of devices you use daily.

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 9-10

9:29 a.m. White House adviser tries to clean up Trump statement on Social Security tax: President Trump said Saturday that he will defer payroll taxes and if re-elected he would extend the deferral “beyond the end of the year and terminate the tax.” But White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday said that is […]

Kollam’s strict steps to rein in the contagion

The containment measures implemented by Kollam city and rural police had also garnered the appreciation of the State government. Market committees constituted by the rural police could efficiently curtail the spreading of the contagion. The committees that include merchants, employees, police and volunteers will be now formed across the State as part of containment strategy.

Here’s Everything You Wanted To Know About Influencers And The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Although the sale was delayed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, and despite the shaky economy, many influencers haven’t slowed down in promoting it. The sale opened to the highest tier of Nordstrom shoppers (those who spend $15,000 in a calendar year) last week, and many soon posted tons of photos and videos on […]

Boris Johnson urges BBC to reconsider ‘wrong decision’ after free TV licences are scrapped for over 75s forcing millions of households to pay £157.50 fee

Caroline Abrahams, Age UK charity director, added: ‘We’re bitterly disappointed by this decision on behalf of the millions of over 75s who have had a torrid time over the last few months and for whom this must feel like another kick in the teeth, during a terrible year.

Texas surpasses 9,000 virus deaths as testing remains low

Some of those deaths occurred in July, when Texas began waiting on death certificates before adding to the total number of fatalities. Officials in regions hard hit this summer by the virus, including Houston and the Rio Grande Valley, say trends are improving after weeks of overcrowded hospitals and alarming rises in new confirmed cases.

Lidl is launching a loyalty scheme that gives you discounts if you use an app

Iceland: Unlike other stores, you don’t collect points with the Iceland Bonus Card. Instead, you load it up with money and Iceland will give you £1 for every £20 you save. Cash isn’t protected though. Morrisons: Morrisons’ More gives customers five points per £1 spent in store. When customers earn 5,000 points they receive a £5 voucher. […]

Customers up thanks to Belong in rare increase for Telstra in FY2020

For the year ahead, Telstra is expecting total income to be between AU$23 billion to AU$25 billion, with underlying EBITDA to be between AU$6.5 billion to AU$7 billion. The company also expects to spend AU$200 million either side of AU$3 billion in capital expenditure, with NBN headwinds to account for a AU$700 million hit to […]

Six Months Into Pandemic, U.S.’s Daily Coronavirus Case Count 2,392 Times Higher Than South Korea’s

On Sunday, South Korea reported just 26 new confirmed infections, while the U.S. reported 62,198. To put that in perspective, the number of new infections on Sunday was 2,392 times higher in the U.S. than in South Korea. Notably, just four of the cases reported in South Korea on Sunday were from local infections, while […]