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The UW Student Technology Loan Program is increasing its stock of laptops and tablets to allow students otherwise without computer access to borrow for the remote spring quarter. Lydia Ely With spring quarter classes being entirely online, the UW Student Technology Loan Program (STLP) is centralizing its inventory in Kane Hall and prioritizing student demand …

NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard signed the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 last night. Photo: Twitter. UPDATED 2:40 pm NSW and ACT residents who leave their homes without a valid excuse could face fines of up to $11,000 or six months’ jail time as the states and territories toughen …

Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously said that ‘Volatility is far from synonymous with risk’. It’s only natural to consider a company’s balance sheet when you examine how risky it is, since debt is often involved when a business collapses. …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s. Air pollution from …

This briefing is no longer updating. Read the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak here. Ford Motor and General Electric will produce 50,000 ventilators. Ford Motor and General Electric’s health care division said on Monday that they together planned to produce 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days to help meet the needs of hospitals …

In the realm of ordinary politics in extraordinary times, this Politico story about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is causing no little buzz in and around the Intertoobz. Ever since she backed Nancy Pelosi for the speakership in the newly elected Democratic-majority House of Representatives, I’ve been telling people that she has natural political chops that it’s dangerous …

Amazon has fired a Staten Island warehouse worker who organized a strike to demand greater protections for employees amid the coronavirus outbreak. Chris Smalls, a management assistant at the facility, known as JFK8, said he was fired Monday afternoon following the strike. Smalls and other employees walked out to call attention to the lack of protections …

Column: Techsploitation Cameron Foster is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media studies. Their column, “Techsploitation,” runs on alternate Tuesdays. The most powerful players in the technology industry hold the internet (and your data) in the palm of their hands.  As of 2019, the world’s five biggest technology corporations grew …

Piedra By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 A Wilson man faces charges after police say he broke into a cellphone business Monday morning and stole merchandise. Police responded to a 2:45 a.m. burglary alarm call at Cricket Wireless located at 2336 Forest Hills Road, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud. When officers arrived, they found that …

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) – The university received a $47,589 grant from the Michigan State Police and Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program to upgrade security features around their campus. “This year we applied for a grant that was more hardware specific, for upgrades to our lighting on campus, our security cameras, and also adding card …