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via wvua2310/27/2020

The Latest: German District to Implement Lockdown Amid Virus -

By The Associated Press BERLIN - A second German district is to go into a de-facto lockdown as new coronavirus infections surge in the country and across Europe. News agency dpa reported that local authorities in Bavaria's Rottal-Inn county, on the border with Austria, said Monday that the res

via wsws.org10/26/2020

Automation drive accelerates in meatpacking industry in response to coronavirus pandemic - WSWS

The drive for automation no doubt has the potential to free workers from laborious and life-threatening tasks, particularly during a pandemic, but the result of automation under capitalism is to increase the exploitation of workers through layoffs, speedup and wage cuts.

via voxeu.org10/26/2020

Europeans know and act on WHO recommendations during COVID-19 | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal -

The World Health Organization recommended a range of preventative behaviours to protect the public from COVID-19. This column examines how familiar and compliant the adult population of seven European countries were with WHO’s recommendations. Using individual-level data from 7,000 respondents to an online survey conducted in April 2020, the study finds that information from

via taipeitimes10/23/2020

Danish cyclist wins fourth King of the Mountain Race - 台北時報

More than 400 cyclists from 22 countries yesterday competed in this year’s King of the Mountain (KOM) Challenge race despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Danish cyclist John Ebsen, who has won the race three times, claimed another win in the men’s division, while Kuo Chia-chi (郭家齊) won the women’s division. The number of competitors dropped from 730 last year to 425 this year, the Tourism Bureau said, adding that 103 of this year’s participants were foreigners living in Taiwan. The bureau also reduced the top prize for the winners from NT$1 million (US$34,582) to NT$100,000 due to adjustments of budget priorities, Lin said. The race,

via everettpost10/20/2020

New study shows how students around the world are returning back to school amid COVID-19 - Everett Post

By KAITLYN FOLMER, DOUG VOLLMAYER, MYA GREEN and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The topic of kids returning back-to-school is always up for debate amid the coronavirus pandemic. But around the globe, the idea of kids heading back to the classroom may […]

via forbes10/20/2020

Second Wave Of Coronavirus Hits Europe, Major Differences In Impact Across Countries - Forbes

By late May, Europe had tamed the coronavirus, but not eradicated it. Then, complacency kicked in. Restrictions were substantially eased over the summer and into early autumn. As the weather cooled, people returned indoors to bars, restaurants, offices, and homes where the virus could easily spread.

via malaymail10/18/2020

‘Cold Hawaii’: Danish coast surfs on virus wave - Malay Mail

KLITMØLLER, Oct 18 — On Denmark’s rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, “Cold Hawaii” has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. As the name suggests, surfers seeking out the perfect wave near the town...

via floorball.sport10/27/2020

Interview with Athletes' Commission member Agata Plechan about her season in Denmark - IFF Main Site - International Floorball Federation

IFF Athletes’ Commission member, Agata Plechan, has like most of the players had a different start to the floorball season. The Polish women’s national team captain has lived in Denmark since 2007 and this season she is representing Copenhagen FC. Previously, Plechan has played for Hvidovre Attack FC.  How did the preparations differ from the […]

via perishablenews10/26/2020

dunnhumby Consumer COVID-19 Study: US Grocery Consumers Increasingly Worried About Personal Finances, Rising Food Prices - PerishableNews

dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released findings from the fifth phase of the company’s worldwide study of the impact of COVID-19 on customer attitudes and behavior. The dunnhumby Consumer Pulse Survey found that 49% of U.S. consumers surveyed reported that their personal finances were poor, an increase of nearly 20% since July. ...

via schengenvisainfo10/23/2020

Danes Advised to Avoid Non-Essential Trips to Cyprus, Latvia & Germany -

Danish citizens and residents are highly discouraged from undertaking any trip that is not absolutely necessary to Cyprus, Latvia and Germany starting from Saturday, October 24, until further notice. In its weekly update of travel guidelines for the EU Member States, the four Associated Schengen countries and the United Kingdom, Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

via spglobal10/22/2020

Danish Covered Bond Market Insights 2020 - S&P Global

In this Covered Bond Market Insights report, S&P Global Ratings presents the local covered bond market, explains how the relevant legal framework works, provides an overview on the local mortgage market, and compares key characteristics of the existing programs. In our view, stable ratings and outlooks and a strong sovereign will continue to support ratings stability for Danish covered bonds despite the COVID-19 pandemic. S&P Global Ratings acknowledges a high degree of uncertainty about the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. The current consensus among health experts is that COVID-19 will remain a threat until a vaccine or effective treatment becomes widely available, which could be around mid-2021. We are using this assumption in assessing the economic and credit implications associated

via voanews10/20/2020

Danish Man Convicted of Murder Aboard Homemade Submarine Captured - Voice of America

A Danish man serving a life sentence for the torture and murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine was apprehended Tuesday after escaping from prison. Danish police said Peter Madsen was caught shortly after escaping from a prison in suburban Copenhagen. The tabloid Ekstra Bladet posted a video of Madsen after his capture near the prison. Madsen was sentenced to life in prison in 2018 in Copenhagen for killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall after he lured Wall aboard his submarine in 2017 with the promise of an interview.

via deccanherald10/19/2020

Covid-19 | Herd immunity? Or ‘mass murder’? - Deccan Herald

No matter their politics, people nearly always listen to those who say what they want to hear. Hence, it is no surprise that the White House and several governors are now paying close attention to the “Great Barrington Declaration,” a proposal written by a group of well-credentialed scientists who want to shift Covid-19 policy toward achieving herd immunity — the point at

via scandasia10/17/2020

Denmark co-hosted an Asem event on women empowerment -

The ASEM “High-Level Dialogue on women’s economic empowerment amid the Covid-19 Pandemic event”, hosted by Vietnam, co-sponsored by Denmark and seven other ASEM member states, took off in Hanoi on 12-13 October 2020. The Dialogue attracted a wide range of policy makers, government officials, scholars and experts from all over the ASEM member states, who…Read more →

via schengenvisainfo10/26/2020

Norway Urges Its Citizens to Avoid Travel to Whole Sweden Now -

Authorities in Norway have advised its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Sweden’s region of the Kalmar, after estimating that there has been an increase in the number of the Coronavirus pandemic in this zone, Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. According to the ministry’s statements the Kalmar region will go from yellow to […]

via stockmarketvista10/24/2020

Informative Report on (COVID-19 Updates) Disposable Spunbond Nonwoven Market Industry Analysis - Schouw & Co. (Denmark), Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan), Johns Manville Corporation (US) - Stock Market Vista

The report presents a thorough overview of the competitive landscape of the global Disposable Spunbond Nonwoven Market and the detailed business profiles of the market’s notable players. Threats and weaknesses of leading companies are measured by the analysts in the report by using industry-standard tools such as Porter’s five force analysis and SWOT analysis. The […]

via thestar.my10/22/2020

Denmark records highest single-day COVID-19 infections - The Star Online

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Denmark registered 760 new cases of novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 37,763 by Thursday, according to Statens Serum Institut (SSI), which is responsible for the Danish preparedness against infectious diseases.

via koreaherald10/21/2020

Moon talks with Indian, Danish leaders over race for top WTO post - The Korea Herald

President Moon Jae-in continued his phone diplomacy Wednesday to help South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee win the ongoing competition to become the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Moon had back-to-back phone talks with the prime ministers of Denmark and India -- Mette Frederiksen and Narendra Modi -- and requested support for Yoo's bid, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kang Min-seok. Moon said...

via advisory10/20/2020

Does your blood type affect your Covid-19 risk? Here's the latest evidence. - The Daily Briefing

Two studies published last week in Blood Advances add to a growing body of evidence showing there may be a correlation between a person's blood type and their risk of developing a severe case of Covid-19—and suggest one blood type in particular may be tied to a lower risk.

via thehour10/19/2020

Data-driven approach taking Midtjylland to heady heights -

They are among the poster boys for analytics in European soccer, a team that scores nearly half of its goals from set pieces and operates a "justice league" that has nothing to do with superheroes. Now, FC Midtjylland - an upstart that has already upended the Danish game in its 21-year existence - is about to find out how its data-driven and statistical approach fares in the Champions League after qualifying for the competition's group stage for the first time. Getting drawn in a group containing six-time champion Liverpool, storied Dutch team Ajax and ascendant Italian club Atalanta is holding no fear for Midtjylland, whose outlook on soccer could easily be termed an experiment. "For us," captain Erik Sviatchenko said, "it's about looking underneath the surface." In 2014, Matthew Benham, a former professional gambler who owns a company that uses mathematical models to predict the results of sports matches, took a controlling interest in Midtjylland - a club from central Denmark formed 15 years earlier as a result of a merger between two rival teams. The arrival of Benham, who already owned second-tier English club Brentford, meant Midtjylland had access - via his company, Smartodds - to a database of players across all teams and leagues in Europe, and even beyond. The deep analysis of the players' performances, using metrics such as chances created and quality of crosses, helped Midtjylland pinpoint prospects who may have been undervalued because their underlying statistics suggested they were better than they appeared. "For instance, take a player in the third division in Germany," Sviatchenko told The Associated Press. "All the statistics they have, you put into the formula and you see this player would actually be able to cope at...