The Daily Populous

Sunday January 26th, 2020 day edition

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TAIPEI -- A man infected with the new coronavirus will pay a penalty of 300,000 New Taiwan dollars ($10,000) for concealing his illness after traveling to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, Taiwanese health authorities said Saturday.

The man is one of three people as of Saturday in Taiwan who had been diagnosed as suffering from the potentially deadly infection, which can cause pneumonia.

He tested positive for the virus Wednesday at a hospital in the southern city of Kaohsiung, where the fine was announced, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency.

The man allegedly failed to disclose he had symptoms of an upper respiratory infection before he entered Taiwan, in violation of the infection control law.

More than 80 people who had contact with the infected traveler have been identified and are being tracked by health authorities.

One dance club employee who reported symptoms including a cough has been quarantined for testing, according to the report.

During the 2003 outbreak of SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, more than 70 people in Taiwan died. »

EU: We May Need a Law to Force iPhones to Adopt USB-C

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On Monday, members of European Parliament urged the European Commission to take regulatory action to force every smartphone vendor to adopt a single charging method.

In response, the commission plans to consider a "legislative approach" to tackling the issue, Commissioner Maros Sefcovic said following the debate.

However, it's done so by encouraging tech vendors to voluntarily adopt a single charging standard, rather than demanding the change through regulation or law. »

Pharrell Made Only $2,700 In Songwriter Royalties From 43 Million Plays Of ‘Happy’ On Pandora | Business Insider

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His song “Happy” secured him Grammy nominations for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Despite Pharrell’s ubiquity, “Happy” made $2,700 in publisher and songwriter royalties from 43 million Pandora streams in the first quarter of 2014, according to an email from music publisher Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier obtained by Digital Music News.

In the letter, Bandier said a million streams of a song on Pandora yields roughly just $60 in royalties. »

A teen raised $10K to install a community baby box. Less than a year later, a newborn was found inside

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(CNN) An Indiana teenager is being honored after a distressed parent left a newborn child in a baby drop-off box he raised money to install.

Hunter Wart, 19, spent more than a year mowing lawns and scrapping metal to raise the $10,000 needed to purchase a Safe Haven Baby Box for the Seymour Fire Department.

The student's hard work paid off in June 2019, when the box was finally installed at the fire department. »