New Report Says COVID Pandemic Is ‘The Largest Mass Fatality Incident In Modern New York City History’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a grim statistic about the coronavirus pandemic’s deadly impact in New York City.

A new report say it has become the largest mass fatality incident in city history.

In fiscal year 2019, nearly 31,000 deaths were reported citywide.

That number doubled this year, to more than 65,000.

Rev. Karen Davis-Lawson and her husband, Dr. Noel Lawson of the Bronx, both contracted coronavirus and ended up in the hospital.

“The day I was discharged from the hospital, he was admitted,” Rev. Davis-Lawson told CBS2’s Nick Caloway.  “He came to bring me my coat and stuff so that I could come home. And he asked them to test him.”

Dr. Lawson spent three weeks in the hospital. A long-time teacher, he was still grading coursework while fighting for his life.

“So he was very dedicated to the things he set his mind to. He loved his

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Airlines are removing seats to make space for gadgets and seafood | Coronavirus

Angelena Iglesia

Cargo, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom.

The grounding of passenger planes at a time of increased demand for everything from medical supplies to iPhones has boosted freight rates. With much of the world’s population house-bound and shopping online instead of hitting the malls, analysts see no let-up in demand, particularly as the peak year-end holiday season approaches.

“Airfreight is going to be a bright spot for carriers at least for this year because while borders are closed that doesn’t mean people aren’t buying,” said Um Kyung-a, an airline analyst at Shinyoung Securities in Seoul, South Korea. “That trend is likely to continue as cargo capacity remains limited.”

The sort of goods moving along this global conveyor belt 30,000 feet in the sky also track the pandemic’s unfurling. Masks and gloves have given way to

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Dreaming of modern design? Here’s where to start

A main idea in modern design is eliminating excess clutter or extra items. And with more folks spending time at home amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, you may find yourself sorting and purging some unneeded items from your space.

“One of the key beliefs behind the modern design movement is the idea that ‘form follows function,’” according to the Spruce. “In other words, the design of all furnishings and decorative objects should reflect its intended purpose, and if a furnishing, decor or decorating detail does not have a practical purpose, then it can be eliminated.”

When adding modern design touches to your space, there are some pillars of the style to consider. First and foremost, it’s all about the neutral colors and natural materials. Modern design also tends to favor open-concept floor plans, the website House Beautiful notes.

“Basically, you want as few walls as possible. Furniture, instead, should differentiate

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Foreign spy agency ASIS looks for recruits to fill tech, other roles

Australia’s foreign intelligence agency, ASIS, is looking for potential recruits to fill tech and other roles in the organisation.

To this end, the Australian Secret intelligence Service has launched a campaign with the moniker “ASIS is interested”.

Potential recruits would have to be trained in IT, software development, data science, engineering, cyber security or customer service.

ASIS director-general Paul Symon said in a statement: “In today’s society, intelligence operations are enabled by a range of highly technical capabilities. We need to be at the cutting edge of tech to stay a step ahead.

“Technologists arm our operational officers with advanced capabilities and they create technical solutions to complex operational challenges. They have natural curiosity, an analytical mindset and a strong desire to innovate.

“The popular image of a technologist with an intelligence agency might be someone who makes gadgets for the field, but in fact there is a wide range

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Computer History Museum and RingCentral Partner to Modernize Communications Across Historical Bay Area Institution

RingCentral is the museum’s official enterprise cloud communications partner

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced a new multi-year partnership with The Computer History Museum, based in Mountain View, California. RingCentral will be the museum’s enterprise cloud communications partner, bringing a modern and unified communications infrastructure—including messaging, video and phone—to the Bay Area-based institution.

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. Over the last several years, the museum started to digitally transform the institution in order to extend its reach to various audiences virtually across the globe. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the museum accelerated these initiatives by transitioning to an all-digital format, offering digital tours and video content across its various channels. With RingCentral, the museum

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‘4G Evolution, Vital Future for Mobile Networks in Africa’

By Emma Okonji

The Chief Technology Officer at Ericsson West Africa and Morocco, Talla Guisse, has said technology evolution, especially 4G technology has contributed to revolutionising Africa.

He however said the technology remained a vital future for mobile Networks in Africa, considering its adoption rate in most African countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.

Guisse, in a statement, said Africa has come a long way in its digitisation journey from mobile telephony to broadband, connecting and digitizing entire sectors economies, jobs, education, healthcare, government and societies.
He however said in light of the revolutionary technological advances that are changing the African continent, a comprehensive technology framework needed to be in place to put Africa at the forefront of digital transformation.

“There is overwhelming evidence linking Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment in infrastructure, economic growth and job creation. The ICT sector in Africa continues to demonstrate dynamic growth,

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5 things to know about the Packers’ roster decisions

GREEN BAY – The Packers reduced their roster to the mandatory 53-player limit on Saturday afternoon. Here are five things to know about Green Bay’s roster decisions:

1. Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s influence continues to shape the roster.

There has been an evolution on both sides of the ball during LaFleur’s first 20 months in Green Bay and that shift can be seen with the current makeup of the team.

Twenty-nine of the 53 players the Packers carried through Saturday’s mandatory cuts arrived in Green Bay after LaFleur was hired in January 2019. Meanwhile, only 13 players predate third-year general manager Brian Gutekunst.

Offensively, the Packers’ push to further enhance their run and play-action game is reflected in keeping four running backs (including gadget player/returner Tyler Ervin) and four tight ends for the second consecutive year.

Technically, the Packers will enter the season without a fullback on the roster for

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It took a small army of designers and engineers to build Specialized’s 33-pound, long-range Turbo Vado SL e-bike. A 320 Wh battery, plus a lightweight motor and fittings, created a ride you can actually lift, which still assists up to 28 mph. “You don’t need a big engine to get to top speed,” says Senior Product Manager Marco Sonderegger. “And, just because you have a big gas tank doesn’t mean you have big range. If the original 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.”

If the original 50-pound Turbo Vado was an F350, this one is a Prius.

The battery is hidden in the frame, and the bike’s so light you forget it’s electric—until you need a boost. The sleek setup comes with lights and a computer mount, as well as

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Echodyne Expands Technology Leadership With Technical Advisory Board

Engineering leaders to advise and inform Echodyne’s high performance radar development efforts.

Echodyne, the radar platform company, announced today the formation of its Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Echodyne’s TAB comprises leaders and experts from academia and industry who will advise Echodyne on radar technology trends and product strategies.

The advisory board members are Dr. David R. Smith, Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik, and Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds. Dr. David R. Smith is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University as well as Director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke. Dr. Joseph R. Guerci is president and CEO at Information Systems Laboratories. Dr. Jeffrey L. Krolik is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Dr. Matthew S. Reynolds is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington.

“Echodyne could not

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ORBCOMM Receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

ORBCOMM GT 1200

ORBCOMM's next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices
ORBCOMM’s next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices
ORBCOMM’s next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices

Recognizes GT 1200 trailer tracking device for exceptional innovation

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that its next generation, solar-powered GT 1200 series of trailer tracking devices has received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading web site covering IoT technologies.

ORBCOMM was the first to market in 2013 with its award-winning GT 1100 solar-powered asset management solution. Hundreds of thousands of devices later, ORBCOMM’s latest GT 1200 series set the bar again in 2020 with the next wave of innovation for solar-powered asset management. The GT 1200 series includes an enhanced, high-sensitivity solar panel that charges up to

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