The US elections are about to begin and Trump has already received criticism from Twitter. Fortunately, there are other things happening in the world than the election of an American president! For example, researchers are developing an application that can detect coronavirus from a cough, and Beyoncé has shown the world her bee hives.
Quieter New Year's Eve in Prague
Prague has decided to further regulate the use of fireworks. It will be forbidden to use pyrotechnics in selected places, not even on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. These include historic sites, banks of watercourses, the surroundings of hospitals, homes for the elderly, nature parks and the surroundings of the zoo.
"Experience shows that at the turn of the year, especially in the city center - at Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, on embankments and other places traditionally frequented by people - spontaneous and uncontrollable firing of pyrotechnic products often takes place, even those with a higher degree of danger,"
explained Councilor Hana Kordová Marvanová. Until now, the city has controlled the organization of fireworks. This measure also applies to pyrotechnics that people buy themselves.
In addition, the city has completely banned flying lanterns throughout its territory. It is because sky lanterns are considered as open burning during the first moments of their flight and once released, they cannot be controlled.
The Americans are about to choose their president! Trump faces harsh criticism
The US presidential election begins today, and according to some experts, it may be one of the most important elections in American history. Current President Donald Trump's final campaign pitch was a false warning of cheating in Pennsylvania and counting votes that arrive late. At the same time, he questioned the Supreme Court's decision on the Pennsylvania election as "very dangerous" - the court had decided to extend the deadline for mail-in voting last week. Votes will be valid if they arrive by post within three days of the start of the election.
Trump shared his opinion on Twitter, and received criticism for this from the platform. Twitter added a warning to his post, stating that some of the content was "disputed" and could be considered “misleading.” Facebook verified this claim, adding that the Pennsylvania election has a “history of credibility".
The deadliest earthquake
The death toll from the earthquake in the Aegean has reached hundreds. The vast majority of the victims appear to have come from the West Turkish city of Izmir. According to the authorities, two teenagers also died on the Greek side of the sea - on the island of Samos. That makes this earthquake the deadliest one that has hit Turkey in the last decade.
One More Thing from Apple
Although it's been only recently that the technology giant introduced the new Iphone, they're already coming with something new! Apple has announced another event called "One More Thing." And since the company usually reserves this date for introducing their major hardware innovations, fans already can't wait. The big reveal is scheduled for November 10 at 7:00 pm our time. Don't forget to mark it in your diary!
According to speculations, it looks like the company is going to introduce the first Mac with an Apple Silicon processor. So far, Apple has been using Intel processors, but they have already announced that in the future, all of their computers would be equipped with their own ARM processors.
The Czech Republic reports a slower increase in new Covid-19 cases
The increase in new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic keeps slowing down. There were 9,241 new infections on Monday, which is a thousand less than a week ago. However, the number of deaths has increased. 108 people have succumbed to the disease on Monday. In total, more than 350,000 people have been infected with coronavirus since March.
An application that recognizes Covid-19 according to a cough
Nowadays, it's nearly impossible not to get nervous when you hear someone coughing. However, now it looks like this sound could also be useful. A new algorithm developed in the USA should be able to correctly identify people with Coronavirus based on their cough.
During testing, the algorithm achieved a 98.5 percent success among people who tested positive for Covid-19. Once the researchers get a permission, they would like to create a mobile application.
A researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Brian Subirana explained the system in more detail:
"The way you produce sound changes when you have Covid, even if you're asymptomatic."
Some celebrities play golf in their free time, others prefer horse riding. The pop diva Beyoncé admitted she has a really unusual hobby - raising 80,000 bees and creating "hundreds of jars of honey a year".
She has a total of two hives. The reason why she started with beekeeping is that her daughters suffer from various allergies of her daughters and she found out honey has a very positive effect on them.
And that's all from us for now! We wish you a pleasant day and don't afraid to follow your dreams today. As writer Paulo Coelho said: