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‘My music students created an album in lockdown’

Grammy-nominated flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim spent a year working on a special project with her students at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City. The artist-in-residence and her 10th grade class were due to perform their piece of work in April. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. But Nathalie and her pupils found a …

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Singapore in world first for facial verification

Image caption A woman absorbed by her mobile phone in front of the Singapore skyline Singapore will be the first country in the world to use facial verification in its national identity scheme. The biometric check will give Singaporeans secure access to both private and government services. The government’s technology agency says it will be …

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Contact-tracing app: First version worked on more phones

By Rory Cellan-JonesTechnology correspondent Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image captionThe original contact-tracing app was shelved after its trial on the Isle of Wight, but its creators have continued to work on it The original NHS Covid-19 app, which was shelved, would have worked on a larger number of handsets than the app which launched in …

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Sir David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram record

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sir David will be seen in the Netflix documentary A Life On Our Planet in October Sir David Attenborough has broken Jennifer Aniston’s record for the fastest time to reach a million followers on Instagram. At 94 years young, the naturalist’s follower count raced to seven figures in four …

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William Hill: Takeover battle looms for UK bookmaker

Image copyright Getty Images A bid battle is looming for UK betting giant William Hill after it received two rival takeover approaches. The company confirmed it had received proposals from US-based private equity firm Apollo and casino giant Caesars Entertainment. It said talks were “ongoing” with both suitors and there “can be no certainty” that …

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William Hill: Takeover battle looms for UK bookmaker

Image copyright Getty Images A bid battle is looming for UK betting giant William Hill after it received two rival takeover approaches. The company confirmed it had received proposals from US-based private equity firm Apollo and casino giant Caesars Entertainment. It said talks were “ongoing” with both suitors and there “can be no certainty” that …

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