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Shanghai fences up residential buildings to curb COVID-19



Shanghai authorities have put up fences outside residential buildings in a bid to curb a growing cluster of COVID-19 infections

It’s sparking a fresh outcry over the nation’s lockdown measures, which have forced much of the city’s 25 million people to stay indoors.

The two-metre high fences have prompted a series of complaints from local residents, many have been unable to access essential items or care for weeks.

One user took to the social media platform, Weibo to vent their frustration about the new measures. They asked “isn’t this a fire hazard?”

Meanwhile, Beijing will require everyone living or working in COVID-affected areas to take three tests this week.

Authorities have placed dozens of buildings under lockdown measures in the capital, which reported 22 new cases on Saturday.

It comes as retail workers continue to work long hours and sleep at work to keep residents fed.

“Basically, there is no time to rest, we are busy all day, even during meals if the neighbourhood committee members turn up to pick up orders or have a request, we will assist them immediately or solve whatever problems they may have.”


After spending the night in a sleeping bag, Wei prepares over 3,000 orders of vegetables, meat and essentials to send out to locked down residents.

Around 40 staff are believed to be working working long days to fill online orders from neighbouring compounds.

The U.S. recently ordered non-essential government staff to leave the city amid the ongoing restrictions.

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Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?



The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

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How a ransomware attack would disrupt the food supply chain



Massive financial gains continue to be one of the top motivating factors behind cyberattacks.

The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) has been tracking ransomware incidents and trends since 2021.

Despite government and law enforcement efforts to take down malicious infrastructure, new ransomware strains continue to emerge.

The company just released its analysis of the 2023 ransomware landscape report and insights for 2024.

Jonathan Braley, Director of the Food and Ag-ISAC joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ransomware #ransomwareattacks #foodsupplychain

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Curious times for AI & investing as stark reality becomes clear



Both private funding for startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions within the sector have decreased, reflecting a shift in investor sentiment.

While some AI ventures continue to attract significant investments, experts attribute the overall downturn to challenges in scaling AI technologies and a more cautious investment climate.

Generative AI stands out as a bright spot, experiencing exponential growth in funding despite lingering skepticism among corporate executives.

Amidst this market correction, some view the shift as necessary for a more sustainable investment landscape, predicting stable growth in the coming years.

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