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Source: Global News

There are thousands of health and fitness apps, and not much evidence they work: study

19-May-2018

“We believe that any app that claims to affect your health should be backed by evidence,” said lead study author Dr. Oyungerel Byambasuren, of the faculty of health sciences and medicine at Bond University in Australia.

It’s not necessarily that health apps don’t work at all, according to the research recently published in the journal npj Digital Medicine, it’s that there haven’t really been very many comprehensive studies to find out.

Source: Common Domain

Buyer Beware: Hundreds of Bitcoin Wannabes Show Hallmarks of Fraud

19-May-2018

A Wall Street Journal analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings reveals rampant plagiarism, identity theft and promises of improbable returns

In a review of documents produced for 1,450 digital coin offerings, The Wall Street Journal has found 271 with red flags that include plagiarized investor documents, promises of guaranteed returns and missing or fake executive teams. Hundreds of technology firms raising money in the fevered market for cryptocurrencies are using deceptive or even fraudulent tactics to lure investors.

Source: The Guradian

More Ebola cases confirmed in Congolese city of Mbandaka

19-May-2018

Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the north-west city of Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials have said.

Late on Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced 11 new confirmed Ebola cases and two deaths, taking the total number of cases in the DRC to 45 (14 confirmed, 10 suspected, 21 likely). An emergency meeting of experts was being held on Friday to consider the danger of the disease spreading to other countries.

Source: Washington Post

South Korea asks: Who is that mystery man with Pompeo and Kim?

19-May-2018

Who was that white-haired Korean American man sitting at the table with Pompeo and Kim on May 9? The one smiling and laughing with Kim and Pompeo, the one featured on the front page of North Korea’s Rodong newspaper and on the state television channel.

He was, according to the South Korean press, the “scene stealer” at the latest meeting in Pyongyang between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Source: Global News

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal released from U.K. hospital after poisoning

19-May-2018

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a British hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent and left fighting for his life, health officials said Friday.

Sergei Skripal is a former Russian intelligence officer who was convicted of spying for Britain before coming to the U.K. as part of a 2010 prisoner swap. He had been living quietly in the cathedral city of Salisbury, 145 kilometres southwest of London, when he was struck down.

Source: CBS News

Man arrested after exchanging fire with cops at Trump resort

19-May-2018

Police responding overnight to a call of an active shooter at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, engaged in a shootout with a man and ended up taking him into custody with gunshot wounds.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said at a news conference early Friday morning that the man was found "actively shooting" in the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami resort, making anti-Trump statements.

Source: DW

Jewelry, cash filled designer bags seized from home of Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak

19-May-2018

Malaysian police seized several hundred designer handbags, dozens of them filled with cash and jewelry, from properties linked scandal-plagued ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak, local media reported on Friday.

"Exactly how much jewelry, I would not be able to say, because we know that we confiscated bags containing jewelry and the number of jewelry is rather big." Singh said the valuables were seized in raids starting late Wednesday from six properties linked to the former premier, including the prime minister's office and official residence as well as four private residences.

Source: The Guradian

Justin Welby: ‘I’m nervous about dropping the rings at the royal wedding’

19-May-2018

“I’m really, really excited,” he replies, “but really, really nervous about dropping the rings” – which he did at the last wedding he took, that of his communications director – “and everyone will think: what an idiot.” After each event, he climbs back into the minibus transporting him and his small entourage (his wife, Caroline, plus his chief of staff, chaplain and head of media) and asks, “Was that OK?”

Source: Global News

Multiple sclerosis and mental health: ‘The depression is there and it follows me around’

19-May-2018

This is the fifth story in a five-part series exploring multiple sclerosis in Canada and the implications the disease has on patients, health care and the country as a whole.

WATCH: Kimberly McGinnis describes the mental health impact of living with multiple sclerosis. For the estimated 93,500 Canadians who have MS, a mental health disorder is very likely a part of their every day lives. That’s because studies have shown that depression has a lifetime prevalence of 50 per cent and an annual prevalence of 20 per cent in people with MS; the most common psychiatric problems are depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

Source: The Guradian

Cargo review – the living dead have us spooked, but in a painful way

19-May-2018

The living dead are frightening again, not because of jump scares, surprise attacks or haunted house style shenanigans, but because they remind us of truly terrifying things: losing ourselves, and our loved ones.

Cargo is Walkabout meets The Road meets one of more scientific ruminations on flesh-chewers – 1985’s Day of the Dead, perhaps. It is one of those zombie films in which the Z word is never uttered, and conversion of humans into staggering monsters is viewed through the prism of medical anomaly.

Source: The Guradian

Ariana Grande discusses Manchester attack: 'It's the absolute worst of humanity'

19-May-2018

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Manchester bombing, Ariana Grande has discussed the attack on her concert for the first time.

The singer’s fourth album, Sweetener, is expected to arrive later this summer and feature production from Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Pharrell Williams.

Source: The Guradian

Six of the best party cakes by Harry and Meghan's wedding-cake maker

19-May-2018

The tops of the cakes will not spring back as much as other cakes do because the dates make the mixture moist and dense in the best possible way.

125g unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing 200g caster sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 300g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 160g whole milk 6 tbsp raspberry jam. For the icing 120g fresh raspberries 500g icing sugar, sifted, plus 2 tbsp extra 1 tbsp milk 190g unsalted butter, softened ½ tsp kirsch ½ tsp lemon juice. You will need a piping bag with a large round nozzle for this recipe.

Source: Washington Post

Police wound man firing gun and ‘yelling’ about Trump inside Trump Doral hotel, Florida authorities say

19-May-2018

A man who was allegedly “actively shooting” in the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami in Doral, Fla., and “yelling” about President Trump was shot and wounded by police early Friday morning, authorities said.

Both Miami-Dade Police and Doral Police responded to reports of shots fired at the hotel around 1:30 a.m., Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez said during a news conference. Upon arrival officers from both police departments exchanged fire with the man and were able to take him into custody “without further incident,” Organvidez said.

Source: The Guradian

Bill Gates: Donald Trump twice asked me the difference between HIV and HPV

19-May-2018

Bill Gates, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has claimed Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HIV and HPV and knew a “scary” amount about Gates’s daughter’s looks.

The remarks were recorded at a recent Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting, where Gates took questions from staff, according to MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes show, which broadcast the footage on Thursday.

Source: The Guradian

Kate Williams picks five books about royal marriages

19-May-2018

There are plenty of bad royal marriages in history, but probably the worst was that of George IV and Caroline of Brunswick, captured with skill by Amanda Foreman in Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Flora Fraser in The Unruly Queen.

As Daisy Goodwin and Sara Sheridan show in their compelling study Victoria and Albert, it was the beginning of the royal couple’s stellar propaganda campaign, selling an image of the ideal family to the country and the empire.

Source: Common Domain

Greece Steps Closer to Completing Bailout Review

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Simon Yates increases Giro d’Italia lead with stunning stage 15 victory

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: New York Times

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Justify Wins Muddy, Foggy Preakness Stakes

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: New York Times

A Trinity of Opinions on the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’

Sunday 22:46 GMT
Source: New York Times

Reggie Lucas, Versatile Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 65

Sunday 22:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story

Monday 03:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Friday 23:50 GMT
Source: Global News

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress may have been a ripoff

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: NBC News

J Balvin drops new album 'Vibras,' redefines how Latin artists crossover to the U.S. music scene

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: CBS News

Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about FBI informant

Friday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A Pre-War Throwback in Manhattan’s Murray Hill

Today 04:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Rising angst around global politics doesn’t move gold like it used to

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Ed Sheeran fans fume over invalid tickets

Today 04:16 GMT

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