Most scientists say the novel coronavirus passed from bats to humans through an intermediary species that was likely sold at a wet market in Wuhan late last year. … [Read more...] about China’s ‘bat-woman’ researcher warns coronavirus ‘just tip of the iceberg’ and world will soon face even worse pandemics
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Chinese technology giant Huawei has launched a smart TV — Huawei Smart Screen V55i TV — along with its Nova 7 smartphone series in its home country. The smart TV offers a thin bezel design and is set to go on sale starting next week, Huawei Smart Screen V55i TV pricePriced at CNY 3,799 (approximately Rs 41,000), the Huawei Smart Screen V55i TV is set to go on sale starting April 26 and is already available on Vmall. Huawei Smart Screen V55i TV specsThe Huawei Smart Screen V55i TV is a 55-inch 4K LCD display with a 2.6mm narrow bezels. It comes powered by a quad-core processor that includes two Cortex-A73 cores and two Cortex-A53 cores with Mali-G51 GPU. It offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. On the top of the display, there is a pop-up camera with 1080p resolution. It also includes a smart audio system and packs a 2.4L large sound cavity speaker. The TV comes with a smart remote control and offers voice control. As mentioned, Huawei has launched this TV along … [Read more...] about Huawei Smart Screen V55i TV launched in China: Price, availability and more
What has changed over 50 years, say scientists, is the scale of the commercial wild meat trade. In the past, local subsistence hunters killed animals in small numbers. Today a high-volume industry supplies fast-expanding Asian and African cities. No longer run by local hunters, it is helped by modern firearms and cellphones, and utilises a vast network of new roads driven deep into forest concessions by the international logging industry. Hunters can strip a forest or wetland in a few nights and access home and export markets for their meat. And as the forests are emptied of their animals, the price of wild meat soars and it becomes a luxury commodity for urban elites. … [Read more...] about ‘Ban on bushmeat’ after Covid-19 but what if alternative is factory farming?
On April 2, the World Organisation for Animal Health said: "Now that Covid-19 virus infections are widely distributed in the human population there is a possibility for some animals to become infected through close contact with infected humans." … [Read more...] about Mink with coronavirus ‘infect two people in Europe’s first animal transmission’
Winter sports tourism is poised to boom in the coming years. In a recent report, the China Tourism Academy said it expects visitor numbers to rise to 340 million in the 2021-22 winter season, while it forecasts that winter tourism revenues would soar to 680 billion yuan ($97 billion) by the same time. … [Read more...] about Qinghai sees gold in sports tourism as 2022 nears
The new sickness made its way to Manaus in March, in the middle of the rainy season. At least that's when health officials first became aware of it in the capital of Amazonas state, which is at once remote and international. One precarious road connects the city to the rest of Brazil, and other municipalities are hours away by boat. But tropical fauna and flora normally draw tourist cruises up the Amazon, and business people fly in from around the world, to visit its free trade zone. Just last October, Manaus sent a delegation to China looking for investors. … [Read more...] about Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital