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Archives for May 2, 2019

May Day celebrated around the World as workers fight for higher wages, respect

From WN From Jakarta to Copenhagen, thousands filled the streets in cities around the world to demand better wages, improved working conditions, minimum wage, and more to mark May Day on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. The tradition of holding marches for workers’ rights started in the United States in the 1880s but has spread to […]

US: Teen suicides spiked after debut of Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

From WN In the month following the release of the hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” a study has noted an almost 29 percent increase in suicide rates among young people in the US aged 10 to 17, IFL Science reports. Suicide is a complex issue that rarely has a single cause. While the study doesn’t aim to simplify the […]

List of ingredients

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Prepackaged foods list their ingredients so consumers know what they’re putting into their bodies. My rule of thumb is not to eat anything I cannot pronounce or if the list sounds more like a Gilbert Chemistry set than food. Stereo equipment manufacturers have no such rules though many tout the good […]

US: Former Minnesota policeman convicted in fatal shooting of Australian

AP From Arab News Damond was engaged to be married that summer and owned a life-coaching company, according to her personal website MINNEAPOLIS: A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape […]

US: At least 2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

From WN Two people are dead and at least four others were transported to hospitals after reports of a shooting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, on Tuesday (30 April), an EMS official said, NBC News reported. There was no information as to whether the dead and wounded were students, Lester Oliva with the Mecklenburg […]

Malaysia destroys four tons of ivory as warning to poachers

From WN Malaysia incinerated nearly four tons of elephant tusks and ivory products as the government tries to increase the punishments facing smugglers using the country as a conduit to China and across Asia on Tuesday, according to The Star. Conservationists said Malaysia is one of the favored transit routes for the illegal shipments of ivory between […]

Japan found water on an asteroid, and it could reveal secrets about Earth

By Mike Wehner From BGR Nothing would excite astronomers more than to discover a planet somewhere out there with obvious signs of life, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Earth, we think, is pretty special in its ability to foster life, and as far as we know there’s a few things that are vital for […]

Licence to krill: why the US navy trains whales, dolphins and sea lions

By Lauren Aratani From The Guardian UK The US navy has trained dolphins and sea lions since the Vietnam war – ‘technology is no match for the animals’ for certain missions A beluga whale was found off the coast of Norway last week and is believed to be trained by the Russian navy. But it’s not […]

GSK sees shingles vaccine sales rising, as free cash flow concerns weigh

By Ankur Banerjee and Pushkala Aripaka Reuters From Yahoo Finance (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline forecast on Wednesday that 2019 sales of its shingles vaccine would be more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) but the British drugmaker’s shares slipped on concerns about its pharmaceutical business and free cash flow. Shingrix, the shingles vaccine launched in 2017, […]

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