Withings ScanWatch review: health-tracking watch with 30-day battery

You can also manually take an ECG by activating it in the menu and then placing your hand over half of the watch for 30 seconds while sitting still. An ECG is used to spot irregular rhythms in your heart rate and is becoming an increasingly common feature in high-end smartwatches where it is useful […]

VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

No-shows and other fears: Daily life of food delivery workers in Vietnam

“One time I was rushing to the food stall after taking an order, but the long queue of customers left me waiting for my turn for a while. As the customers frantically checked on their order, I had to make haste nearly ten kilometers for a timely delivery. Yet when I arrived, they rejected the […]

Chetan Bhagat asks Shashi Tharoor to praise him with ‘big words’, here’s how Congress MP responded

Tharoor accepted Bhagat’s simple request and tweeted, “Sure, @chetan_bhagat! It’s clear you are not sesquipedalian nor given to rodomontade. Your ideas are unembellished with tortuous convolutions & expressed without ostentation. I appreciate the limpid perspicacity of today’s column.”

Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma

Determining what are licit or illicit drugs in the United States and other countries is a matter of political policy, not policies based in therapeutic considerations or dangers to self or society. If this were not the case, nicotine and alcohol would be illegal, and cannabis and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) would not. Attitudes about […]

COVID-19 and Security Theater

Hopefully, there will be an effective vaccine in a matter of months that enough people will take in order to produce sufficient herd immunity. But until then, we all need to focus on keeping ourselves and each other as safe as possible, and that means not getting distracted by practices that might seem protective, but actually […]

Survey shows more Australian consumers prefer to use electronic payment

Payment by cards, including both debit and credit cards accounted for 63 percent of the number of consumer payments in 2019, compared with 52 percent three years earlier. More recently, the switch to electronic payment methods is likely to have accelerated as a result of consumer and merchant responses to COVID-19.

The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need

Live theatre demands proximity. Put bluntly, any form of social distancing is practically and economically disastrous. And that’s hoping audiences will return. A recent survey of 86,000 theatregoers reveals that less than 20% would come back to venues in the short term. But at Royal & Derngate, we’re starting to see tiny shoots of hope […]

‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said that NHS staff already had priority for testing. “NHS test and trace is working and our capacity is the highest it has ever been. But we are seeing a significant demand for tests, including from people who do not have symptoms and are not otherwise eligible.

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.