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Source: Common Domain

Mastercard and Visa Stock Will Gain Because Strong Earnings Growth Will Continue, Analyst Says

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

Visa reports earnings on April 24 after the market closes, and Mastercard reports earnings on April 30 before the market opens.

It has been a great start to the year for the payment giants Mastercard and Visa , and Morgan Stanley thinks both stocks will keep rising.

Source: The Guradian

'Bee saviour' sugar cards could save starving insects

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

If you’ve ever felt a pang of pity for a starving bee struggling on the pavement in front of you, then help may soon be at hand.

Now he has set up Bee Saviour Behaviour, a not-for-profit co-operative, to make the revivers, which he hopes to source from recycled plastic cards. If he hits his £8,000 crowdfunding target, he can commission a company to make the indentations, which he hand-fills with a sugar solution recommended by beekeepers.

Source: DW

In Italy, China's New Silk Road is not seen as a threat

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

Just one month after joining the BRI and signing several deals on trade and infrastructure with China, the first G7 country to do so.

As the mayor of Vado Ligure, Monica Giuliano, tells DW, her town "got started with the famous Silk Road that everyone is talking about already a few years ago." In 2008, a project to build and manage Italy’s first semiautomated port was awarded to Netherlands-based APM Terminals, part of the Danish conglomerate Maersk.

Source: BBC

Lyra McKee 'was planning engagement'

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Lyra McKee revealed plans to propose to her partner Sara just hours before she was murdered, a friend told mourners at her funeral.

Ms McKee's sister, Nicola Corner, told mourners: "In the words of Lyra herself, we must change our own world, one piece at a time. "She made me put a date in my diary for the wedding in Donegal in 2022 and gave me strict instructions to wear my kilt, which she always wanted to borrow, adorn it with some Harry Potter, and to find or re-find my own version of Sara."

Source: DW

Fighting climate change by tackling food waste

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

"According to 2011 estimates, one-third of all food produced globally ends up in the garbage," says Rosa Rolle, head of the Food Loss and Food Waste Project at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Meat is by far the worst for the climate, partly because cattle and other ruminants generate large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that is about 25 times more harmful to the climate than CO2.

Source: The Guradian

The kiss-off: should hugging be banned at work?

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

If the thought of touching anyone in your office makes you shudder, then you will empathise with those who say hugging and kissing should be banned at work.

Though that thing where they stand behind you at your desk and start massaging your shoulders: I’d definitely ban that.

Source: Fox News

Driver plows into group of people in California, injuring 8 before smashing into tree, police say

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

"We don't know the motive behind this based upon witness statements the driver might have intentionally ran into the group of people into the sidewalk, there was no attempt to brake or steer away," Police Captain Jim Choi told KTVU. Choi told KGO-TV there was no sign of "any kind of evidence of braking," at the scene.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. as the driver was heading west on El Camino Real towards the city of Mountain View.

Source: The Guradian

Britney Spears responds to #FreeBritney conspiracy: 'All is well'

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

Spears is billed as a producer on the film, along with her manager Larry Rudolph and production company Davis Entertainment.

At the time of her admission, Spears, 37, was reported by Variety to be suffering from emotional distress, related to her father Jamie’s health troubles. Britney Spears has made her first public statement after checking into a mental health facility in early April.

Source: Fox News

Paul Batura: "Jeopardy!" star James Holzhauer's secret to success is a blueprint for winning at life

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

"Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer is the program's new reigning champion, but he isn’t your stereotypical game show contestant.

The University of Illinois math major enjoyed a measure of success on a couple of other game shows prior to his 14-episode winning streak on "Jeopardy!," which has led to winning a remarkable $1,061,554. Fans of America’s favorite quiz show will remember that Holzhauer’s monetary success is second only to the program’s legendary ace, Ken Jennings.

Source: The Guradian

Scientists create decoder to turn brain activity into speech

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

Previous attempts to artificially translate brain activity into speech have mostly focused on unravelling how speech sounds are represented in the brain, and have had limited success.

While the electrodes were in place, the volunteers were asked to read several hundred sentences aloud, while the scientists recorded activity from a brain area known to be involved in speech production. The aim was to decode speech using a two-step process: translating electrical signals in the brain to vocal movements and then translating those movements into speech sounds.

Source: Global News

Longtime friends learn they’re actually brothers after one beats cancer

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

After the Houston, Texas, resident recovered from his cancer, he took a 23andMe DNA test to learn if there were other illnesses or diseases in his family.

Tolson, 36, told Gordy that he had done a 23andMe DNA test also and that his results revealed something shocking: the pals were half-brothers.

Source: Fox News

Selena Gomez speaks on mental health, says therapy is ‘hard but amazing’

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

Gomez continued: “One of my friends asked, you know, I want to start going to therapy, [and I said,] 'It’s good, just tell me how your first experience goes.'

Later, speaking on social media, Gomez specifically referenced Instagram and noted the photo-sharing platform is “not that healthy.” "It is not that healthy to be on it all the time because I noticed with me, I got kind of depressed looking at these people who look beautiful and amazing, and it would just get me down a lot so I just think taking breaks is really important.

Source: BBC

How the paparazzi make their money

Wednesday 06:05 GMT

For paparazzi like Baez, earning a living requires an encyclopedic knowledge of where famous people live in New York, as well as a network of drivers, and shop and restaurant workers who call in tips when they spot celebrities in the vicinity.

Grossman didn’t work with paparazzi directly; instead, a photographer like Baez sells his pictures to an agency that has the relationship with photo editors like Grossman.

Source: Common Domain

Netflix at risk of losing 8.7 million subscribers to Disney+, survey finds

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

About 14% of Netflix Inc. subscribers, equal to 8.7 million people, are considering dropping the streaming service in favor of the coming $6.99-a-month offering from Disney Co., at a cost to Netflix of about $117 million in lost revenue a month, a new survey has found.

The study, conducted by research company Streaming Observer and Mindnet Analytics of 602 current Netflix subscribers, comes as consumers gear up for the release of yet another streaming service from Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.05% that will offer competition for the existing services from Netflix NFLX, -1.91%  and Amazon.com

Source: BBC

'Bring back McDonald's plastic straws'

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

McDonald's is being called on to stop its roll out of paper straws in the UK and Ireland, amid claims that they "dissolve" in drinks.

"And with such extensive ongoing research and development, the product will only get better as it evolves," he added. The UK and Ireland paper straw roll-out will be completed in 2019 and follows many businesses, including Waitrose, Costa Coffee, Wagamama and JD Wetherspoon pubs.

Source: BBC

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What to do when saving enough money to retire demands drastic action

Sunday 21:48 GMT
Source: Fox News

Maid of honor claims nearly 100 goldfish died after 'crappy' bride insisted on giving them as wedding favors

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bolsonaro's motorbike escapade provokes helmet backlash

Monday 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Polly Higgins, lawyer who fought for recognition of 'ecocide', dies aged 50

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Logistics Report: Logistics for Thin Mints; Following the Robots; Resetting Railroad Maps

Monday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mastercard and Visa Stock Will Gain Because Strong Earnings Growth Will Continue, Analyst Says

Wednesday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

China tries to allay fears over Belt and Road policy

Today 01:29 GMT
Source: Fox News

Newt Gingrich: China wants to replace America as THE global superpower -- Here's what we must learn

Today 01:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

Veterans should have choice on health care provider: Dan Caldwell

Thursday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Deutsche Bank hands over Donald Trump loan documents: reports

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Trump says stocks have hit records ‘close to or over a 100 times’ since he took office — but he may be understating it

Thursday 19:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Netflix still eligible for Oscars as Academy keeps streaming rule unchanged

Thursday 12:39 GMT
Source: BBC

China pushes Belt and Road to world leaders

Today 01:29 GMT

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