Daily Archives: 05.06.2021

How COVID-19 lockdowns reduced the number of daily crimes?

COVID-19 basically locked us all indoors. This had a lot of negative consequences, but sometimes it is better to look at the bright side. Interestingly, one of those bright sides of this pandemic regime might be crime statistics. Researchers at the University of Queensland have found that crime rates actually went down during the lockdown. Usually hard times are marked ...

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New military program to study using huge rockets for global cargo delivery

Artist’s illustration of a rocket logistics ship. Credit: U.S. Air Force The U.S. military plans to spend nearly $48 million next year on a program that could eventually allow shipment of heavy cargo around the world in less than an hour using giant commercial rockets, such as SpaceX’s Starship vehicle, officials said Friday. The “Rocket Cargo” program is a joint ...

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GDP rises 7.8% in first quarter despite lockdown

Construction fell by 23.4% due to the Covid restrictions in place in the early part of the year The economy grew strongly by 7.8% in GDP terms in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from Central Statistics Office. However, when the impact of foreign owned multinationals is excluded, the domestic economy shrank by 2.9%; ...

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US Financial Advisers Up Crypto Recommendations as Interest Rises

Source: Adobe/Tryfonov US-based financial advisers are increasingly recommending investments in cryptocurrencies to their clients, and less exposure to legacy finance investment products such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and individual stocks, according to a recent survey. This approach is in line with the rising interest demonstrated by their customer base, the report by the US-based Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the ...

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