Category: General World News

WHO Urges Everyone: Make Vaccines Priority

The Pan American Health Organization aims to get 70 million people in the Americas and the Caribbean vaccinated this week as part of the U.N.-designated World Immunization Week. Dr. Flavia Bustreo worked for years at the World Health Organization and for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance. […]

A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days (VZ)

Flickr, which was owned by Verizon, has been acquired by photo sharing and image hosting site SmugMug. SmugMug does not have any plans to lay off any employees nor fold Flickr into SmugMug. The price of the deal has not been disclosed. Flickr, the once […]

Is marathon running bad for you?

Some 40,000 runners are due to take part in the London Marathon, but are those 26.2 miles doing us harm? read more >>> Source:: BBC

The FAA has ordered inspections of the type of jet engines that failed on deadly Southwest flight

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to inspect certain older CFM56-7B turbofan engines. A CFM56-7B failed on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on Tuesday, forcing the flight to make an emergency landing. The FAA is requiring inspections to be completed within the next 20 days. […]

Radisson Hotel Portland Airport Wins Two Awards: ‘Finalist Hotel of Year,’ ‘President’s Award’

Radisson Hotel Portland Airport, a proud company of CoHo Services, was recently awarded ‘Finalist for International Hotel of the Year,’ with the highest ranking in the U.S. and ‘The President’s Award’ at the Americas Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. This is the 6th consecutive year […]

School Apologizes For Asking Students To List ‘Positive Aspects’ Of Slavery

“To be clear, there is no debate about slavery. It is immoral and a crime against humanity,” the superintendent said in a statement. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

1 out of 5 US homes with wifi now have a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo

Smart speakers have been a hot ticket item in recent years. Products by Amazon, Google and Apple, which allow consumers to play music, order food and get news just by talking to the device, have already experienced a surprisingly strong adoption in the US market. […]

Gestational diabetes an ‘epidemic’

Experts say more screening is needed to tackle the disease, which affects pregnant women. read more >>> Source:: BBC

The CEO of the $3.9 billion company at the heart of the cloud wars talks about going public after 29 years (PVTL)

Pivotal Software began trading publicly on Friday, closing up about 5% from its listing price of $15. It’s now valued at $3.9 billion. Pivotal’s biggest business is in selling tools that help developers deploy their apps across Microsoft’s, Amazon’s, and Google’s massive cloud computing platforms. […]

Syracuse University Suspends Fraternity For Racist, Sexist Video

A person in the video swears to always hate black people, Latinos and Jews. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Royal baby: Kate Middleton due to give birth – Prince William will do this during labour

KATE MIDDLETON, 36, is due to give birth to the royal baby over the coming days. But what will Prince William, 35, be doing while the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour? These are the ways birthing partners can help when the expectant mother is […]

Marijuana sector firms get marketing pushback as legalization looms

Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as legalization of recreational pot looms and regulations are not yet final. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Stocks stumble into the weekend as the 10-year hits its highest level since 2014

A tech selloff pulled stocks lower Friday, as investors brooded over dampening demand for smartphones. Inflation fears pushed bond yields to a three-year high. Here’s the scoreboard: Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,451.03 −213.86 (-0.87%) S&P 500: 2,667.01 −26.12 (-0.97%) Nasdaq: 7,146.13 −91.93 (-1.27%) Technology stocks […]

Back pain – three easy exercise stretches you can do at home to ease symptoms

BACK pain – especially lower back pain – can be uncomfortable and can affect your everyday lifestyle. But, you can relieve, or even prevent, back pain by doing these easy and simple exercises everyday. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Facebook’s drones unit is conducting a mysterious test in the desert near New Mexico’s ‘spaceport’ (FB)

Facebook’s drones unit is conducting tests of experimental wireless equipment in New Mexico. The tests were revealed in FCC filings seen by Business Insider. FCL Tech, which develops internet-enabled drones for the developing world, said it is working on a “connectivity project.” Facebook’s drones unit […]

People Think Kanye’s New Yeezy Shoes Look Like Legos, Gummy Sharks And More

The rapper tweeted out teaser photos of sneakers in his upcoming Yeezy season. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Metis, Manitoba agree to 2-week ‘reset’ before heading to court in hydro spat

The Manitoba Metis Federation and the province have agreed to a two-week “reset” to avoid meeting in court over planned hydro projects. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

The man behind the excellent new ‘God of War’ breaks down in reaction to the game’s success: ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m glad I didn’t f— it up.’

The new “God of War” game is excellent, and critics are singing the game’s praises. After working on the game for five years, director Cory Barlog filmed himself looking at reviews for the first time. As he realized that the game was universally praised, Barlog […]

MoviePass’ parent company is getting smoked — again — after ‘scary’ new revelations about its finances (HMNY)

Helios & Matheson, which owns MoviePass, is down more than 7% Friday. The company admitted its prospectus filed earlier this week contained errors. Shares are currently trading at just 6% of their all-time high. Follow HMNY stock price in real-time here. Helios & Matheson, the […]

Jimmy Fallon Tells Tina Fey He Hopes His Daughters Grow Up To Be Like Her

“You worked so hard and found a voice and found your way and you made your own dreams come true.” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Tim Hortons raises more than $800K for Humboldt with yellow and green doughnut

Tim Hortons says the sale of a doughnut bearing the colours of the Humboldt Broncos has helped raise more than $800,000 for the junior hockey team that was involved in a horrific collision earlier this month. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Stroke warning – three signs that you may be having a stroke and should act F.A.S.T

STROKE symptoms vary from person to person, but they should be acted upon fast. These are the three main symptoms of the medical emergency, and signs you should dial 999 for an ambulance immediately. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

What consumers need to know about the Wells Fargo settlement

Car and home loan borrowers who are affected by the Wells Fargo settlement can expect to get a refund. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

NUCOR CEO: I’m not worried about the steel market’s biggest fear

Some steel buyers are signing longer-term contracts with steel suppliers amid fears of a looming steel shortage. There will not be a steel supply shortage in the US, according to Nucor CEO Jon Ferriola. Nucor reported earnings Thursday. Watch Nucor trade in real time here. […]

Great-West Lifeco Inc. acquires strategic investment in Irish company

Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to acquire a strategic investment in Invesco Ltd. (Ireland), an employee benefit consulting and private wealth management firm. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Hotelogix Cloud PMS Helps Mint Hotels & Suites Save over 1500 Man-hours Per Month

Hotelogix, a leader in cloud-based Property Management System announces a successful partnership with Mint Hotels & Suites that has resulted in savings of over 1500 man-hours per month for the Group. This was possible with the centralized approach of Hotelogix, which helped the management at […]

Netflix has rejected showing its movies at some willing theaters, and Hollywood insiders don’t understand why (NFLX)

Netflix briefly considered acquiring Landmark Theatres, according to the Los Angeles Times. The move would have allowed the streaming giant to get their prestige titles better award seasons consideration. However, numerous sources told Business Insider that Netflix has the opportunity to screen its movies at […]

Student Who Walked Out Alone In March Has Company On Columbine Anniversary

We’re proud of you, Justin. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

How to live longer: A handful of this 50p snack could slash your risk of death

LIVE longer by eating a healthy diet, and by taking plenty of regular exercise. But, you could lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes by eating this cheap snack everyday, it’s been revealed. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Top tips on getting through hot weather with hay fever

With the temperature rising, here are our top tips in reducing your hay fever-induced tears. read more >>> Source:: BBC

Patrick Warburton Revives ‘Seinfeld’ Fanatic To Rev Up Devils’ Crowd

“We’re the Devils!” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

GM’s relentless focus on profits could mean the automaker pulls out of South Korea sooner than later (GM)

GM has been working to rescue its South Korean unit. The operation there has lost almost $3 billion over the past four years, Bloomberg reported. CEO Mary Barra has exited underperforming markets and won’t hesitate to do the same with GM Korea. If you want […]

7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend

No plans this weekend? It’s cold pretty much everywhere despite being April, so you still have an excuse to stay inside and watch movies all weekend. To make your decisions on what to binge-watch easier, every week we look through Netflix’s movie selection and highlight […]

Michelle Williams Gives The Kookiest Performance Of Her Career In ‘I Feel Pretty’

How a baby-doll voice, NPR, a puppy dress and Ivanka Trump’s hair led to this tour de force. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

A close look at the financial state of MoviePass shows how ‘scary’ it is for investors (HMNY)

MoviePass’ owner, Helios & Matheson Analytics, has been losing an average of $20 million a month since last September, it said in a prospectus filed this week. Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, said the fine print in […]

Maple syrup lost after remote operation burns to ground in Cape Breton

Highland Gold Maple Products, which has produced maple syrup from about 8,000 trees in Cape Breton for more than 15 years, says on its Facebook page that the operation was destroyed by fire Wednesday. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Rupee cracks below 66-level in free fall, plunges 32 paise

This is the lowest closing level of the rupee since March 10, 2017, when it had settled at 66.60. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Vitamin B12 deficiency – add these five foods to your diet to prevent tiredness

VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include tiredness, clumsiness and a poor memory. But, add these five foods to your diet to boost your intake of the vitamin, and lower your risk of life-threatening conditions. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Why new ‘inclusive micro-franchise’ could be significant for start-up businesses

Hundreds of jobs have been created by the new multi-award winning financial model, designed to help entrepeneurs get their businesses off the ground. read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Is Your Hotel Ready to Implement GDPR Guidelines?

The General Data Protection Regulations has caused quite a stir in the hospitality industry of late. With the deadline for implementation, 25th of May 2018, drawing closer, we thought it would be a good idea to run you through the specifics. read more >>> Source:: […]

13 actors who have played different superhero movie characters — sometimes switching from DC to Marvel

Josh Brolin is starring in his second and third superhero movie roles this spring: “Avengers: Infinity War,” where he plays the villain Thanos, and “Deadpool 2,” where he plays a mercenary named Cable. But he’s far from the first actor to take on multiple superhero […]

Film Fest Moderator Booed For Asking Michelle Pfeiffer About Her Weight

The audience ripped apart a question about actress dropping pounds for her character at a “Scarface” reunion. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in the biggest city in every state

“Rich” is defined by some Americans as having an average of $2.4 million, according to a Charles Schwab survey. But how much money you need to earn to be considered “rich” by the government’s standards depends on the city you live in. What’s considered rich […]

Mortgage rates hit their highest point since last month in a ‘threatening’ move

Mortgage rates, which loosely follow the 10-year Treasury, hit their highest level since the end of March, breaking out of a tight range where they’d been sitting for weeks. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are better with female superheroes — and 5 other facts from Rotten Tomatoes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates its 10-year anniversary in a few weeks. “Iron Man,” which started this whole thing, came out on May 2, 2008. And the MCU will reach its biggest height (so far) with “Avengers: Infinity War,” which comes out April 27. To […]

« Previous PageNext Page »