Saudi to charge $213,000 for permanent residency in step to boost economy

Saudi Arabia has opened applications for a permanent residency program designed to attract foreign investment to the kingdom, but it will cost a hefty 800,000 riyals ($213,000).   There’s also a cheaper option, with a one-year renewable residency costing 100,000 riyals.    The so-called premium residencies will allow foreigners to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor, switch jobs and exit the kingdom easily and sponsor visas for family members, according to the website for registrations.   Along with paying high fee, applicants..

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Horns Are Growing on Young People's Skulls Due to Phone Use

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live - how we read, work, communicate, shop and date. But we already know this. What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remoulding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviours we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit. New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls - bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendo..

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Fruit safe for well-nourished children

The researchers who detected the link between lychees, undernutrition and encephalopathy over five years ago assert that their findings have no relevance to the consumption of lychees by well nourished children or adults.  “Children and adults who are otherwise well nourished can consume it without concern— the problem emerges only if the fruit is consumed in a state of prolonged fasting by undernourished children,” said T. Jacob John, an emeritus paediatrician and virologist formerly at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. John, collaborating with Mukul Das, a seni..

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Baltimore ransomware attack will cost the city over $18 million

Fresh off dealing with chaos caused by last month's ransomware attack, the city of Baltimore has a new problem to deal with -- the $18 million in damages that came with it. On May 7th, the city's government computer systems were infected with aggressive ransomware called RobbinHood which encrypted hard drive data to prevent access. Each computer affected by the attack demanded a payment of 13 bitcoin (over $75,000) for users to regain access to their files. Gizmodo reports that the FBI specifically advised the city against paying the ransom as it would not not reduce cybersecur..

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