Ghana approves tax on electronic payments despite opposition protest

ACCRA, March 29 (Reuters) – The Ghanaian parliament on Tuesday approved a new 1.5% tax on electronic payments, known as “electronic collection”, after the opposition left in protest. Finance Minister Ken Ofory-Ata proposed an electronic levy in November to expand the tax network and presented it as a panacea for Ghana’s financial woes. The opposition … Read more

LG Display evaluating Gen 8.5 OLED deposition 

Korean display maker aims to supply OLED panels with larger backing for Apple’s MacBook Image: Apple LG Display has been evaluating the application process for OLED panels Gen 8.5 (2200×2500 mm) since December last year, learned TheElec. The assessment is being carried out at the plant of its supplier Sunic System in Paju, sources said. … Read more

Japan parts makers halt output after quake, another blow to supply chain

Renesas Electronics Corp chip pictured at the company’s office in Tokyo, March 21, 2013. REUTERS / Yuya Shino Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters) – Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp., Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd, Sony Group Corp. and other precision parts manufacturers have suspended some operations Thursday after … Read more

Australian woman wins push for consent education

SYDNEY, March 3 (Reuters) – After a year of struggling to age-appropriate at every Australian school, Chanel Contas has almost achieved her goal, and it all started with a simple question she asked on Instagram in 2021. Kontas was sexually abused when she was 13, but only two years later, when she first obtained consent, … Read more

Analysis: Ukraine crisis threatens China’s discreet pipeline in military technology

Pilots fly advanced Chinese Air Force JL-10 training aircraft at the China International Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China, in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China, September 28, 2021. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely … Read more

Crispr Patent Ruling Picks Winners in Dispute Over Gene-Editing Technology

In a recent turn in a lengthy legal dispute over a popular gene editing tool, U.S. patent authorities ruled that the Broad Institute deserves credit for inventing a way to use Crispr in plants and animals. The 84-page decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office involves some of the biggest names and institutes in … Read more

Researchers demonstrate the powerful gene silencing effects of HDO technology

T- and B-lymphocytes, which belong to a group of immune cells commonly called white blood cells, work together to eliminate foreign invaders in the body, such as viruses. However, some diseases can occur when T- and B-cells are activated at inappropriate times, including autoimmune disorders and various cancers. In a recent article published in The … Read more

Breakthrough gene-editing technology belongs to Harvard, MIT -U.S. tribunal

Harvard College Weapons is at the Gateway to Harvard Courtyard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 20, 2015. REUTERS / Brian Snyder Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register February 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. tribunal reviewing patent disputes ruled Monday that patents for a breakthrough gene editing technology known as … Read more

Trump-linked SPAC’s shares surge as Truth Social app tops Apple downloads

In this illustration, made on February 21, 2022, the logo of the social network Truth is depicted behind a woman holding a smartphone. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register February 22 (Reuters) – Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O), the company behind the new … Read more

African countries to get mRNA vaccine technology in WHO project

Chosen Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia mRNA used by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna for COVID-19 imaging The agreement was announced at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels CAPE TOWN, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said Friday that six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia – will be … Read more