Medical Xpress: New imaging resource assists AI in the COVID-19 fight

Medical Xpress: New imaging resource assists AI in the COVID-19 fight. “Published today in the Open-Access, Open-Data journal GigaScience is the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database (NCCID), a centralized database containing chest X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT) and MRI scans from patients across the UK. Utilizing the unique position as the world’s single largest integrated healthcare system, the benefits of collecting chest imaging data this large are extensive and already being used by doctors and the research community.”

Law Society Gazette: Official judgment portal set to go live

Law Society Gazette: Official judgment portal set to go live. “Nearly 50,000 court judgments have been set up to be posted online in the first phase of the government’s plan to create a cutting-edge free repository of legal information, the Gazette can reveal. The service, hosted by the National Archives, will go live next April when the Ministry of Justice’s contract with the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) expires.”

Covid: Dutch police arrest quarantine hotel escapees (BBC)

BBC: Covid: Dutch police arrest quarantine hotel escapees. “Dutch police say they have detained a couple who escaped from a Covid-quarantine hotel. The arrests were made on a plane in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport just before it departed to Spain on Sunday. The Spanish man and Portuguese woman were later handed over to the country’s health service, local media reported.”

Omicron variant: 13 Belenenses players and staff test positive for new variant (BBC)

BBC: Omicron variant: 13 Belenenses players and staff test positive for new variant. “Thirteen players at Portuguese club Belenenses, whose match against Benfica was abandoned in farcical scenes on Saturday, have tested positive for the Covid variant Omicron – accounting for every case currently in the country. A Covid-19 outbreak meant only nine Belenenses players started against Benfica with the match called off in the second half when injuries reduced their team to six.”

Yahoo Sports: Former UFC veteran Diego Sanchez hospitalized amid lengthy COVID-19 battle

Yahoo Sports: Former UFC veteran Diego Sanchez hospitalized amid lengthy COVID-19 battle. “Longtime UFC veteran Diego Sanchez has been hospitalized after a lengthy battle with COVID-19, he announced on Twitter. Sanchez, who has been keeping fans updated with his battle with the coronavirus for more than a week on social media, posted a photo on Thursday saying he has been hospitalized and dealing with complications with pneumonia.”

Polygon: Roblox sues banned ‘cybermob leader’ for terrorizing the platform, its developers

Polygon: Roblox sues banned ‘cybermob leader’ for terrorizing the platform, its developers. “The Roblox Corporation is suing controversial Roblox content creator Benjamin Robert Simon, better known online as Ruben Sim, for leading a ‘cybermob’ that they say terrorizes the Roblox platform and its developers. Roblox lawyers filed the lawsuit Tuesday in a California court, alleging that Simon ‘commits and encourages unlawful acts designed to injure Roblox and its users.’”

Ap Bac Newspaper: Conference seeks to unleash potential of old photo archives at Vietnamese institute

I might not have the name of this media outlet right. If I goofed it, apologies. Ap Bac Newspaper: Conference seeks to unleash potential of old photo archives at Vietnamese institute. “The Institute of Social Sciences Information (ISSI) under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) on November 25 held an international scientific conference to seek ways to unlock potential of the photo archives of the French School of the Far East (EFEO) at ISSI. ISSI Deputy Director Assoc. Prof., Dr. Le Hai Dang said the big collection of EFEO photos archived at ISSI has become a valuable heritage for researchers in studying national culture and provided evidence for the restoration of cultural and historic relics damaged by wars or natural disasters.”

Irish Times: Google Ireland agrees €345m tax settlement with Revenue

Irish Times: Google Ireland agrees €345m tax settlement with Revenue. “Tech giant Google Ireland agreed a €218 million tax settlement with Revenue this year, according to documents just filed. This formed part of its total corporate tax bill of €622 million, which is detailed in its 2020 financial accounts. Google Ireland also paid €127.2 million in interest to Revenue, the company documents show, bringing the full settlement to €345.2 million.”