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This interactive map shows where the Covid omicron variant has been detected

The omicron Covid-19 variant, first detected by South African scientists, has spread to dozens of countries globally including the U.S., Germany, Saudi Arabia and Australia. The World Health Organization has labelled omicron a "variant of concern" due to a large number of mutations that could make it more contagious. Here's a map that shows where the omicron variant has been […]

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UTA’s Gaming-Focused SPAC Sets IPO, Aiming To Raise $200 Million

UTA has become the latest talent agency to play in the public markets, forming a special-purpose acquisition company that will start trading tomorrow on the NASDAQ. Under the ticker symbol “UTAA,” the Cayman Islands-based UTA Acquisition Corp. will specifically target gaming, the creator economy and adjacent areas. SPACs are also known as “blank-check” companies, and have the obligation to complete […]

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WHO says South Africa Covid hospitalizations are rising but it's too soon to know severity of omicron

Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid technical lead for the WHO, said on Wednesday that some patients infected with omicron are showing mild symptoms, but there are also reports of severe cases. She said studies are underway looking at hospitalizations to determine the severity of omicron. Hospitalizations are rising across South Africa, but it's still too early to know whether the omicron […]

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This Is the Most Expensive City for Dog-Sitters

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 48.3 million households have a dog. That compares to 76.8 million total households in the United States. The annual cost of owning a dog is between $1,400 and $4,300, depending on toys, grooming, food, veterinary visits and training. In short, owning a dog is expensive, given that the Census Bureau claims median household […]

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How wonderland LaplandUK weaves its special Christmas spell

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Now in the midst of another sell-out season, the spell-binding theme park nestles among towering pines sprinkled with biodegradable “snow” […]

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