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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologizes for argument with driver caught on video Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologizes for argument with driver caught on video
- March 02, 2017

It will be recalled that last week, Uber found itself in the middle of a sexual harassment firestorm and just last month, a #DeleteUber campaign went viral as Kalanick had to resign himself from a spot on President Trump's Business Advisory Council. (more...)
Mark Streit with Penguins after two trades Mark Streit with Penguins after two trades
- March 02, 2017

The Philadelphia Flyers traded Streit to the Lightning for Valtteri Filppula, a 2017 fourth-round pick and conditional 2017 seventh-round pick earlier Wednesday. The final year of Filppula's contract also comes off the books, as Streit is under contract until the summer and will free up $5 million in space. (more...)
Meeting at White House was 'troubling,' Inslee says
- March 02, 2017

Governors said afterward that much of the focus was on how to treat states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and those that didn't fairly. Avalere and McKinsey found that the age system would limit the amount of customers receiving federal subsidies for their coverage. "We'll run the numbers when we know what the equation looks like". (more...)
Heartbreaking Photos of Vets Being Neglected at VA Spark Outrage Heartbreaking Photos of Vets Being Neglected at VA Spark Outrage
- March 02, 2017

McMenamin said a particular VA nurse appeared to ignore the pleas from patients. Hanna McMenamin recounted in her original post how the wheelchair-bound patient spent at least three hours in the waiting room, and that during that entire time no one paid him any attention until she approached a nurse and asked to check on him. (more...)
Obesity linked to 11 cancers
- March 01, 2017

Types linked to obesity include breast, oesophagus, stomach, bowel, rectum, biliary tract system, pancreas, womb, ovary, kidney and the blood cancer myeloma. As women added more fat around the midsection, every 0.1 unit increase in waist-to-hip ratio was associated with a 21 percent jump in the odds of endometrial cancer. (more...)
First Alert Day in effect Wednesday evening
- March 01, 2017

Here is a better view of system number two pulling out the Rockies with the 3rd piece of energy coming in behind that one. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for parts of Hampton Roads until 7 p.m. Primary storm threats will be damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The upper-level winds will be quite strong at close to 70 to 80 knots. "There is a low threat for tornados but there is a threat". (more...)
We now know how much urine there is in swimming pools We now know how much urine there is in swimming pools
- March 01, 2017

Regular swimmers with a keen sense of hygiene may wish to stop reading now. If you've ever relieved yourself in a public swimming pool and laughed at all the innocent victims of your dirty little secret, consider this a warning: Scientists are watching you and they're coming for you, you filthy animal. (more...)
David Cassidy opens up about dementia diagnosis on new 'Dr. Phil'
- March 01, 2017

He also announced that he was retiring. "I have the beginning stages ... the early stages of dementia", he tells Dr. Phil in the interview which airs Wednesday, March 1 . He said he had always feared he could end up like his mother. "Sometimes he cocks his head at me a little bit and goes, 'Dad do you remember?' and I say, 'No, I know I do, I remember.' He'll give me reminders once in a while", he added. (more...)
Ebola Fighter and TIME Person of the Year Dies
- March 01, 2017

Determined to help others, in October 2014, she wrote in the Guardian about her experiences as a survivor and her work as a mental health counsellor at an Ebola treatment centre run by Médecins San Frontières outside Monrovia, Liberia's capital. (more...)
Supreme Court says no to abort 23-week-old foetus Supreme Court says no to abort 23-week-old foetus
- March 01, 2017

The bench said that as per the report, the foetus is "likely to have mental and physical challenges" but the advice of the doctors does not warrant termination of pregnancy. Down's Syndrome is a congenital disorder which causes intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities and can be detected through various screening tests at the second trimester (18-20 weeks). (more...)
Iron Age gold gems discovered on Britain farm
- March 01, 2017

The friends said they would share any proceeds with the family living where the finds were made. The decoration on the sole bracelet has excited experts because it is thought to be some of the earliest Celtic British art. The jewelry, which is said to be of "huge worldwide importance", is now in the possession of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, linked to the Birmingham Museum. (more...)
Trump Expected to Raise Immigration Reform in Address to Congress - White House Trump Expected to Raise Immigration Reform in Address to Congress - White House
- March 01, 2017

Trump further stated, "Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families - including immigrant families - enter the middle class". (more...)
Ghost In The Shell Motion Posters Introduce Cast And Characters
- March 01, 2017

The inside of each geisha costume was customised to comfortably fit the various performers who would be wearing them on set, which included a set of tiny fans that helped keep them cool while performing under intense studio lighting. In a scene that appeared in the trailer for the film, The Major must battle robot Geisha that have been "hacked" and made to attack their human customers. (more...)
The Apple (AAPL) of Warren Buffett's Eye Looks Sweet The Apple (AAPL) of Warren Buffett's Eye Looks Sweet
- March 01, 2017

The 2016 contest had 85,000 entries, and Buffett said he thinks they'll get over 100,000 this year. The most recent quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show Berkshire Hathaway owned about 57.4 million shares at the end of the fourth quarter, an increase of more than 42 million shares from the third quarter. (more...)
Fire Breaks Out in Kolkata's Burrabazar, 25 Fire Tenders on Spot Fire Breaks Out in Kolkata's Burrabazar, 25 Fire Tenders on Spot
- March 01, 2017

The fire broke out at third floor or 3, Amartalla Lane, near famous and busy Bagri Market in Burrabazar, one of the most congested and busiest market of South Asia. The fire intensified due to the presence of inflammable material, including plastic and gas cylinders in the godown, a senior official of the fire department said. (more...)
Bernie Sanders cracks the hell up over Trump's healthcare repeal comments
- March 01, 2017

Sanders questioned why Trump did not invite the families of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian immigrant who was killed in Kansas last week, or the families of the black parishioners killed in Charleston, S.C., in 2015. We remain today, and let's not forget it, the only major country on Earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people. "We pay the highest prices by far for prescription drugs". (more...)
Vikings will not pick up Adrian Peterson's option for 2017
- March 01, 2017

As many experts and fans expected, the Minnesota Vikings were not going to pay Adrian Peterson the $18 million he was scheduled to make in 2017. "We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward", the Vikings said in the brief statement attached to the Peterson announcement. (more...)
Jason Day withdraws from World Golf Championship in Mexico
- March 01, 2017

McIlroy is making his first appearance in seven weeks after suffering a fractured rib. Confronted by McIlroy's comments about playing 18 holes with the President, Sanders said the President "intended to play a few holes and made a decision to play longer". (more...)
Buckingham Palace set for Indian flavours Buckingham Palace set for Indian flavours
- March 01, 2017

The historic UK-India Year of Culture was launched at a grand reception organised by Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at the Buckingham Palace. Cricket great Kapil Dev, fashion designers Manish Arora and Manish Malhotra, singer and actor Gurdas Mann and sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar were also present at the event. (more...)
Strong Storms Target Northeast Wednesday
- March 01, 2017

While the severe weather chance isn't a certainty it's possible any storms that develop could contain gusty winds, small hail, and possibly an isolated tornado. Storms erupted quickly in Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and IL and moved eastward before sunset. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of Alabama under a risk for severe weather on Wednesday , with even higher probabilities for parts of north and central Alabama. (more...)

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