China Stocks Slump, Yuan Falls After Moody’s Cuts Credit Rating

May 25, 2017

China’s stocks headed for their lowest level since September, the yuan retreated and default risk increased after Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on the nation’s debt for the first in almost three decades. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.8 percent at 10:17 a.m. local time, poised for its biggest loss in two weeks. The yuan dropped 0.1 percent against the dollar, and the cost of insuring five-year sovereign debt from nonpayment rose 3 basis points. The …


How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… BITnation Founder Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof Technology has the ability to connect people across the artificial lines in the sand we call nation-state borders. At BITnation we’re using the blockchain technology to help people create their own nations, based on their beliefs and desires, rather than on where they were arbitrarily born. Using the blockchain we’ve helped refugees. People have used our technology to get married, to title their land, to write birth …


The Candidates Trump is Considering for FBI Director

May 15, 2017

… as a federal prosecutor in New York under then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani, focusing on white-collar and organized crime. At the Justice Department, she worked in a variety of jobs including leading the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, which helped oversee intelligence-gathering activities related to the nation's top secret surveillance court. ___ Associated Press writers Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker in Washington and Nick Riccardi in Denver contributed to this report. ___ On …


NHS ‘dangerously short of nurses’ – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… } Click to see content: nursing_vacancy_region The rate was greatest in mental health services where more than 14% of posts were empty, compared to close to 8% in specialist services, such as cancer and heart hospitals. Official figures in Scotland and Northern Ireland show a much lower vacancy rate at around 4% in each nation. Figures were not available for Wales. Feedback from senior nurses showed four in five felt the NHS was only able to keep services running because of the …


Poorest at greater risk from heavy drinking, says study – BBC News

May 11, 2017

… urged to cut alcohol consumption How being poor can cut short your life Scotland now a ‘nation of home drinkers’ The study looked at information from the Scottish Health Surveys and electronic health records, studying more than 50,000 people. It defined harm from alcohol consumption based on deaths, hospitalisations and prescriptions that were attributable to alcohol. And it suggested that even when other factors are accounted for, including smoking and obesity, living in deprived …


Here’s the most flamin’ Aussie ‘The Voice’ contestant of all time

May 1, 2017

… means he loves dropping the word “flamin’” into sentences something only Alf Stewart from local soap opera Home and Away does, and he’s not even a real person. SEE ALSO: Sneaky TV contestant makes a whole nation lose the ‘circle game’ Is Hale even a real person? Surely not. Seal, who is one of the judges on the show, is a pretty big fan of how Hale speaks. Why wouldn’t you be? “It’s perfect … do you think you could coach me to speak like …


GOP’s health care push tests Democratic resistance

April 28, 2017

… Democratic victory over conservatives in setting the nation’s health care policy. As President Donald Trump makes another push to repeal Obamacare around the 100-day mark of his tenure in office, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republicans appear to have solved their problems with hardline conservatives but haven’t yet rounded up enough support from moderates to give Trump the 216 votes he needs. …


Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… useful arts” to motivate innovators, stimulate the economy and establish just laws. The US has become the most powerful nation on Earth and among the greatest in history, because it has long respected and promoted science. Countless policies, from military deployments to regulations that control the formula of a shampoo, are based on science. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Join us on Twitter and Facebook How would your life be without electricity, let alone …


Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… next 12 months, NHS England now wants hospitals to stock a healthier range of sweets and confectionery and more low-fat and low-calorie pre-packed sandwiches. ‘Serious health problems’ Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: “A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down but spoonfuls of added sugar day in, day out mean serious health problems. “The NHS is in a great position to take action on the damage being caused by poor diet to the nation’s …


This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

… Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Anything less is an unacceptable and tragic failure of this body to keep its word to the men and women who powered our nation to prosperity at the risk of their own health and lives. unacceptable. Congressional Budget Office Matt Fuller contributed reporting. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP-Lead Locator Dev. Offer GIPHplayer 25k World’s FIRST GIF player which allows you to …


To fight Amazon in India, Flipkart buying Ebay’s business in the country

April 12, 2017

Image: Getty Images Indias giant ecommerce company Flipkart is stepping up its efforts as competition from Amazon heats up in the nation. Flipkart announced Monday it has signed an agreement to acquire eBay India. SEE ALSO: Softbank reportedly wants to merge India’s top online retailers to take on Amazon As part of the deal, eBay will make a cash investment in Flipkart and hand over its India business to the Bangalore-based company. Neither of the companies shared how much cash …


From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… about it,” Johnson would say later when praised for his gallantry. “Just fought for my life. A rabbit would have done that.” Johnson’s story is featured in PBS’ “The Great War,” a stirring account of America’s entry into World War I. The three-part “American Experience” film, which begins airing Monday, devotes six hours over three nights to explaining why the nation decided to enter “the war that would end all wars” …