Australia and Taiwan have joined the growing number of governments offering financial aid to airlines, while authorities in Europe rushed to agree steps to rescue carriers which have had to park planes and cut jobs as the coronavirus pandemic puts the brake on travel.
Our understanding of how coronavirus works through a community is bound to change as more resources are focused on the problem. In the interim, how ever long that might be, the outbreak offers a perfect plot line for one of those Hollywood propaganda pieces dressed as a thriller where the du jour action hero comes to the rescue and, as an aside, uncovers a dastardly right-wing plot.
IIN January 2019, Oxfam published figures showing that the 26 richest billionaires on earth own the same wealth as the 3.8bn people who make up the poorest half of the earth’s population. The ratio is 26: 3,800,000,000,000. Some world we live in, when you come to think of it. How did we get it so wrong?
Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm — which is building a significant presence at a new support office at Mahon in Cork — will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about €80m, and has also pledged to invest €605m in Taiwan over the next five years.
In the run-up to multiple votes around the world in 2016, including the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote and the United States presidential election, social media companies like Facebook and Twitter systematically served large numbers of voters poor-quality information — indeed, often outright lies — about politics and public policy.
One of the big highlights for day four of the Cork International Choral Festival is The Big Sing, where everyone gets the chance to take to the stage. Check out some of Saturday's highlights here.