Criminal trials to be delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Criminal trials which are due to last longer than three days will be put on hold due to the spread of coronavirus. The move by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett – the most senior judge in England and Wales – affects those cases that were set to start before the end of April. They will now be postponed. Any current trials will continue as it is hoped they can still be completed. The government has been under pressure to outline its strategy for the legal system, following concerns about how COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, could spread and…

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IoT News – The themes for IoT in 2020 are clear, even without MWC

An article by Tom Rebbeck, Research Director at Analysys Mason.“In the wide area, operators will need to develop a response to a value chain that is being reorganised around eUICC and iSIM; in private networks, they will need to develop more-differentiated propositions.”The cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020 (MWC20) means that some IoT-related announcements have been delayed, but there are still some developments in the market that are affecting telecoms operators. Perhaps the most interesting is the apparent split between what is happening on wide-area networks and the emerging private networks proposition. The gradual introduction of eUICC and iSIM is…

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Thinking beyond beds for mental health

A greater focus on community support and the closure of Graylands Hospital could create better outcomes for Western Australians with severe mental health issues. A sharper focus on employment, housing and support services will have far more impact on improving mental health outcomes for acute patients than building more hospital beds, according to sector leaders. Western Australian Association for Mental Health chief executive Taryn Harvey said the sector’s biggest need was improved community-based support. “We need to change the conversation about what we require,” Ms Harvey told Business News. (click here to view a PDF version of the full 12-page liftout)…

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Fox Business removes Regan from prime-time slot

Trish ReganFox Business Network anchor Trish Regan, whose on-air dismissal of the coronavirus as “another attempt to impeach the president,” has been removed from her prime-time slot for the foreseeable future, the network said on Friday.Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times reports, “Regan’s 8 p.m. program, ‘Trish Regan Primetime,’ is ‘on hiatus until further notice,’ Fox Business said in a statement. The network declined to say if Ms. Regan would continue to appear on its other programs, saying that its coverage plans for the coronavirus crisis remained in flux.“Fox Business attributed the move to ‘the demands of the evolving pandemic…

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The life of a business journalist as entrepreneur

Henry Dubroff, the editor in chief and founder of the Pacific Business Times, writes about how the publication has survived as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.Dubroff writes, “Nothing is guaranteed but no crisis lasts forever. At the Business Times, we worked really hard in the summer of 2001 to get our costs under control so we could have a break even operation. A key part was launching our first event, 40 Under 40, in late September and the Sept. 11 attacks happened just as we were going to press. It’s hard to imagine but all air traffic stopped, the stock…

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IoT News – Sigfox Russia kick off: 0G network to power country’s digitalization

Sigfox Russia’s first mission will be to roll-out mass IoT servicesIn partnership with Energo Capital, a digital venture capital company, operating across Russia and the Baltics, Sigfox, the world’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) service provider and first global 0G network operator, launches its 0G network for IoT in the Russian Federation.The newly formed Sigfox Russia will be using ultra-long coverage base stations to create a nationwide 0G network, covering more than 85% of the population, large industrial sites, transport hubs and corridors. This communication network will allow millions of sensors, metering and other devices to “connect,” through low-power, simple…

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Superlatives used to describe the stock market

John Detrixhe and John Keefe of Quartz examine the most common words used to describe the stock market drop this week.Detrixhe and Keefe write, “That’s where ‘biggest’ comes in. It has been by far the most favored superlative in news stories about the stock market, followed at some distance by the words ‘largest’ and ‘worst.’“Quartz compiled data from 119 stories containing the phrase ‘stock market’ from a set of nearly 2,400 articles downloaded Sunday and Monday by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley’s Newslens project. We picked out the superlatives using a natural language model called spaCy that recognizes parts of speech.“The data shows…

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Dallas real estate news site wants credit from the local daily

CandysDirt.com, a Dallas-based real estate news site, has accused the Dallas Morning News of not giving it attribution and credit when it breaks stories.Executive editor Joanna England posted on Facebook on Wednesday that the Fort Worth Telegram-Star and Dallas Business Journal have given it proper credit, but the Morning News has not.England wrote, “Considering how competitive the online journalism industry is and how hard I’ve worked with Candy to build up this brand into a legit niche news powerhouse, I’m fed up with the way we’ve been treated by a company that’s supposed to be an advocate for journalism and in solidarity…

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Grotto joins projects and investigations team at Bloomberg News

Jason GrottoProPublica Illinois reporter Jason Grotto has joined Bloomberg News on its projects and investigations team.His first day was Monday.Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Miami Herald. His project exposing widespread inaccuracies and disparities in Cook County’s property tax assessment system was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting and received the Gerald Loeb Award for local reporting in 2018.He has also reported on the pension crisis in Chicago and Illinois and led another Gerald Loeb Award-winning investigation on Chicago Public Schools’ disastrous use of auction-rate securities. He has uncovered fraud in federal poverty programs, problems…

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Crain’s New York hires Everett as reporter

Gwen EverettCrain’s New York Business has hired Gwen Everett as a reporter.She started on Monday.Everett previously worked as a reporter for Business Insider and interned on the finance team at Bloomberg News in New York.She is a graduate of Brown University where she covered higher education for the Daily Herald.

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Maggs, editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, dies at 55

Barry MaggsBarry Maggs, an editor who had worked at Bloomberg Businessweek magazine for the past 22 years, died Saturday at the age of 55 from cancer.Maggs joined Businessweek in 1998 when it was still owned by McGraw-Hill.He edited columns by Jack and Suzy Welch, Charlie Rose, and numerous outside columnists. He was known on the desk as the CEO whisperer, someone who could gently convince the heartiest of egos to change their prose to make a more compelling argument.Before Businessweek, Maggs worked at HK Magazine as managing editor for two years and associate editor of Asia Inc. magazine for two…

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Harding is departing The Markup

Xavier HardingXavier Harding, a reporter at new technology site The Markup, is leaving to work for Mozilla.At Mozilla, he will write about their initiatives surrounding user privacy, ethical AI, misinformation on the web and more.“I can’t stress enough how much I’ll miss the Markup folks,” he wrote on Twitter.After graduating from Gettysburg College, Harding worked at International Business Times/Newsweek as a tech and gaming reporter. From there he went onto Popular Science. As tech editor of Popular Science’s Now section, he continued to write about gadgets and the companies that make them, both in print and on the web.He then…

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Nissan invests £52m in Sunderland plant to build new Qashqai

More than £50m has been invested in the Nissan plant in Sunderland as the firm gears up to build the new Qashqai. The Japanese car-manufacturer said its new press, which weighs over 2,000 tonnes and can exert a pressure of 5,000 tonnes, forms part of its £400m investment in the plant. The Qashqai, which came out in 2006, is the plant’s most successful car. Nissan had previously said that a no-deal Brexit could make its European business model “unsustainable”. The press took 18 months to install. Nissan’s chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta, said: “When the first Nissan Qashqai rolled off…

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NPR reporter Allyn moving to San Fran to cover tech

Bobby AllynBobby Allyn, a general assignment reporter for NPR in Washington, is moving to San Francisco next month to cover technology and Silicon Valley.He came to Washington from Philadelphia, where he covered criminal justice and breaking news for more than four years at member station WHYY. In that role, he focused on major corruption trials, law enforcement, and local criminal justice policy.He helped lead NPR’s reporting of Bill Cosby’s two criminal trials. He was a guest on Fresh Air after breaking a major story about the nation’s first supervised injection site plan in Philadelphia. In between daily stories, he has worked on several investigative projects,…

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Flybe’s collapse could be ‘first of many’ airlines

The failure of Europe’s biggest regional airline Flybe could be the start of more casualties, analysts predict. On Thursday, a global airline industry body warned the financial hit from coronavirus could reach $113bn (£87bn) this year. The bleak prediction came on the same day UK-based Flybe went into administration. Airline experts are forecasting more failures as passengers cancel flights. Flybe’s collapse “will likely be the first of many in 2020,” said James Goodall, transport analyst at Redburn. “We expect that the demand destruction caused by Covid-19 accelerated its demise and we believe further airline bankruptcies should be expected in the…

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