RHI scheme: Annual payments to boiler owners cut further

Need-to-know guide: The RHI scheme BBC News NI coverage of RHI scandal RHI: Chair warns of criticism in report Claimants signed up to the 20-year government scheme with a guaranteed tariff and banks were encouraged to lend on the strength of a letter from former Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster.

‘Please stay home, please self-isolate’: Devastated family is forced to say a final goodbye to beloved father over FaceTime after he caught coronavirus and died just three days later

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Coronavirus pandemic | As life moves online, an older generation faces a digital divide

At 23 senior living communities in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia run by Spring Arbor Senior Living, workers have been triaging family calls — sometimes multiple ones a day per resident — over Apple’s FaceTime, Skype and a software system operated by K4Connect, a tech provider, said Rich Williams, a senior vice president at HHHunt, […]

Coronavirus latest: US death toll surpasses China’s

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Spain’s surging death toll Spain also overtakes China in the number of COVID-19 cases on March 30, as the government toughens the severity of its lockdown. All non-essential activities are halted. Only Italy has a higher death toll than Spain. Most affected is the capital, Madrid. With […]

Coronavirus pandemic ‘far from over’ in Asia, WHO warns

Authorities reported a death toll of 19 for 4,400 cases nationally, with the daily rate of infections slowing to an average of 9% over the past three days from 25-30% a week earlier. But healthcare experts warned it was far too early to ease up. “We need to have weeks on end of decreasing numbers […]

Coronavirus latest: France, Spain, UK record deadliest day

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Bad ending to a cruise Also on February 3, the cruise ship Diamond Princess is quarantined off Yokohama in Japan after cases of the new coronavirus were found on board. As of February 17, the number of people infected has grown to more than 450, the largest […]

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

It has re-deployed its AI analytics software to measure the temperature of a person’s forehead, sending out an alert if it detects a fever. Taking images from a thermal camera, the software can be used in public buildings like hospitals and airports, and corporate offices, chief technology officer Ara Ghazaryan said.

INSIGHT-Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus

“We had the algorithm, we had the software and the hardware. We’ve repurposed it for face-touching,” Matthew Toles said in an interview. “We made 350 devices and a website in one week and now it’s how fast can we ramp up.”

‘Bully’ builder who allegedly ‘shot his partner, their two daughters, four and two, their pet dog and then himself’ at their £500,000 West Sussex home was ‘nasty piece of work’, says neighbour

He added: ‘One of my fears as well is that often the crisis plan for people with serious mental illness is if they are having difficulty to go to A&E or to call the police and that seems to be inappropriate in the current climate.’ 

Hello, hello, hello… fancy seeing you ‘ere!’: Met Police arrest more than 650 suspects in week-long crackdown as coronavirus lockdown forces wanted criminals to stay at HOME

Yesterday police set up road blocks to check people in cars or on bikes were on ‘essential journeys’ as Britain started its second week on coronavirus lockdown. And over the weekend officers broke up groups of more than two people on park benches, football matches in parks and one officer was dressed up in a Paw […]