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The affected Venezuelan oil tanker raises fears of an ecological catastrophe in the Caribbean

There are growing concerns that an oil tanker carrying millions of gallons of oil could spill its cargo between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, causing an ecological disaster. The Venezuelan-flagged Nabarima has been in the Gulf of Pariah since last January when US sanctions against Venezuela made it illegal for US companies to trade with the country’s state-owned oil company. …

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Effects on the economy already affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

SINGAPORE – The recent protests in Thailand will be a “double blow” to the growth of the country, which analysts said has already suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the protesters won’t leave until they see a “new” Thailand, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a professor at Chulalongkorn University, told CNBC on Friday. The Thai government declared a state of emergency on …

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JPMorgan Reports Third Quarter Earnings; warns of further impulses for the economy affected by COVID

JPMorgan Chase (JPM), the largest U.S. bank by assets, kicked off its third quarter earnings season for big banks on Tuesday with stronger-than-expected results as the coronavirus outbreak continues to stir the global economy. According to the analysts polled by Bloomberg, the key figures were here compared to expectations for the third quarter. Despite a COVID-19 crisis still hurting the …

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Paris police station affected by “violent attacks”

The French authorities have rejected the attack in Champigny-sur-Marne, a suburb about 12.5 kilometers southeast of the city center. In a tweet on Saturday, authorities confirmed that the unknown attackers had fired various projectiles in a “violent attack” on the building and tried to storm the building. The motive for the attack was not immediately clear. Police said no one …

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Health technology company tests coronavirus treatments affected by ransomware attacks

The top headlines from Fox Business Flash are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. A ransomware attack on a health technology company has slowed down some clinical trials, including some that involve treatments and vaccines for the coronavirus. The goal was a Philadelphia company that, according to the New York Times, sells software that is used in hundreds of …

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Clinical Trials Affected by Ransomware Attack on Health Tech Firm

The incidents followed more than a thousand ransomware attacks on American cities, counties and hospitals in the past 18 months. The attacks, which were once viewed as disruptive, have grown in urgency in recent weeks as American officials fear they could directly or indirectly disrupt the November election. A ransomware attack in Germany resulted in the first known death from …

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Homeowners looking to refinance will likely be affected by this new fee

The new fee, which comes into effect on September 1st, increases the total loan amount by 0.5%. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, that’s about $ 1,400 on the average mortgage. “This modest fee will help us continue to serve those who are truly injured during the pandemic,” Fannie Mae CEO Hugh R. Frater and Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman …

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Zoom Meetings Affected by Outage – TechCrunch

Zoom says it has an outage. Perfect timing to avoid your Monday morning meeting. The video calling giant said it had “received reports that users cannot visit the Zoom website (zoom.us) and cannot start and attend Zoom meetings and webinars.” “We have encountered an issue that is preventing users from authenticating to the Zoom website and from starting and attending …

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Up to half of the world’s oceans are already affected by climate change

The world’s oceans have become a veritable sponge for our emissions, and new climate models suggest that we’ve got them soaked. Since the 1950s, our planet’s vast waters have absorbed roughly 93 percent of the energy entering the climate system, and while most of this warming has been observed near the ocean’s surface, rising temperatures are now penetrating even the …

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Gmail, Docs, Google Drive, and other Google services are affected by widespread glitches

A number of Google services, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Meet, Groups, Chat, Keep, and Voice, are experiencing service disruptions. The company reports this on its G Suite status dashboard. We verified that file uploading fails in all Google services, including uploading attachments in Gmail to personal and G Suite Gmail accounts. In some cases, trying to simply compose a new …

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