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Source: Common Domain

J&J Slammed by Concern Over Baby Powder Safety

Monday 23:40 GMT

Johnson & Johnson JNJ -2.90% faced continued concerns on Wall Street about the threat posed by lawsuits over the safety of the company’s signature baby powder.

Shares fell 2.9% Monday, after dropping 10% Friday following news reports saying J&J knew for years some of its talcum powder contained asbestos. The slide continued even though J&J mounted an aggressive counterattack, including taking out full-page newspaper ads.

Source: BBC

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Today’s plans build on the Autumn Budget, which announced a world-leading tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content - subject to consultation.

She, and others, worry that major retailers will persuade the government during its consultation phase to exclude large drinks bottles from the deposit return scheme. The British Retail Consortium says most of the problem with beach litter is “on-the-go” containers, not one litre bottles from supermarkets.

Source: Common Domain

Plagued by porch pirates This NASA engineer set a glitter-bomb trap

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Most insurance plans do not cover package theft, and since most of us aren’t going to construct our own glitter bombs, experts recommend requiring a signature for deliveries, lock-box delivery services, having packages delivered to your workplace, or the good old-fashioned method of asking your neighbors if your packages can be dropped off at their house, as long as they’re home.

While millions of Americans are dealing this holiday season with the frustrating scourge of so-called porch pirates — thieves who snatch packages off their doorstep — one YouTube star decided to do something about it.

Source: DW

Bloodhound car project prepares to smash land speed record

Monday 23:40 GMT

The Bloodhound SSC team on Monday announced that their project to break the world's land speed record will go on after British entrepreneur Ian Warhurst bought it.

The project centers around a supersonic car designed to reach a top speed over 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometers per hour), well over the speed of sound. In October, the Bloodhound team announced that it was insolvent and needed GBP 25 million (€28 million, $32 million) to continue its groundbreaking vision.

Source: Common Domain

Kroger’s Longtime Finance Chief to Depart Next Year

Monday 23:40 GMT

“Gary’s deep finance and business background, coupled with a successful track record of creating long-term shareholder value for The Kroger Co., make him an excellent choice for Kroger’s Chief Financial Officer of the future,” Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, said in prepared remarks.

Kroger Co.’s KR -2.13% finance chief for nearly the last two decades will step down next spring, as the grocer tries to find its footing in a market transformed by Amazon.com

Source: BBC

Stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

"This new research suggests that parental touch could also help to alleviate pain in infants and Bliss is delighted to be funding Oxford University to do more research specifically on reducing pain in premature babies through the use of parental touch, from the new year. "Many people do not realise just how many medical procedures a baby in neonatal care goes through during their hospital stay.

That speed of stroking activates a class of sensory neurons in the skin called C-tactile afferents, which have been previously been shown to reduce pain in adults.

Source: BBC

The musical geniuses that cannot hear

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Created in 1987 by David Cope, a former professor of music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, an intelligent machine called Experiments in Musical Intelligence analyses a database of pieces from a particular musical style, extracting rules which it then applies to create a unique composition that fits within the genre.

The next era-defining musical partnerships may look very different from the LSD-fuelled creativity of Lennon and McCartney.

Source: The Guradian

After a year from hell, Facebook parties like it's 2017

Monday 17:15 GMT

In one corner they delighted to dancers and performers dressed as elves, and discussed perhaps the news this weekend (posted on a blog by Facebook on Friday evening) that a bug had let developers see photos that users uploaded but never actually posted.

Another area of the palace decked out with a skiing theme featured a gondola, where revelers may or may not have remembered the time in September where hackers were able to steal the information of millions of other Facebook users.

Source: BBC

'Look after my house' letter writer found

Monday 17:15 GMT

"When Charlotte wrote that letter we wouldn't have believed it possible that someone could have traced the writer so quickly like this. "Social media can be a really difficult place, but it also has a really nice way of connecting people back up."

She told the BBC Scotland news website that her mother suggested she write a letter to leave behind for the room's next inhabitant to find, asking them to take care of the place that meant so much to her.

Source: DW

Of noble paths and karma: Buddhism 101

Monday 17:15 GMT

Buddhist teachings and practices have the goal of Enlightenment — a simple yet challenging claim for a religion that sometimes works with riddles, as DW's Rick Fulker learned in an exhibition on Buddhism.

"This exhibition is an occasion to think again about what Buddhism is and about whether the teaching is right or not," says Bhikkhu Vupasama Thero. Buddhism is constantly being questioned even by its closest adherents — and in a fully practical manner.

Source: Common Domain

WSJ. Magazine’s 10 Most-Read Stories of 2018

Monday 21:50 GMT

IT’S EXCITING to go out with a bang, and at WSJ. we ended the year with our most-read story of all time: our December/January cover story on Goop CEO Gwyneth Paltrow.

L.A.-based billionaire developer Rick Caruso is set to open an innovative outdoor shopping center in Pacific Palisades that aims to make mall more than a four-letter word.

Source: The Guradian

Canadian officials visit second citizen detained in China

Monday 23:39 GMT

Canada’s ambassador to Beijing has met with the second Canadian detained in China on suspicion of threatening national security.

The Canadian foreign ministry said ambassador John McCallum met with Michael Spavor, a business consultant, two days after meeting with another detained Canadian, Michael Kovrig, a thinktank employee. “Canadian consular officials continue to provide consular services to him and his family and will continue to seek further access to Mr Spavor,” the ministry said.

Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry reportedly planning to travel to U.S. after birth of their baby, royal expert says

Monday 21:50 GMT

Royal expert Katie Nicholl tells ET that a possible fall tour in 2019 of the U.S. and Canada for Meghan, Harry and their new baby is in the “very early” stages of planning.

Meghan Markle Speaks at Event Honoring Prince Harry’s Late Friend, Flashes Growing Baby Bump. "Other members of the royal family also expressed their unease about their relationship, but Harry was steadfast and absolutely besotted with Meghan," the source added.

Source: Global News

PEI Green Party support surges ahead of election year

Monday 23:40 GMT

“I’d run in numerous elections, with spectacular lack of success, for 25 years,” said the Scottish-born former dentist, who became the PEI Green Party’s first-ever MLA, 3 years go.

Bevan-Baker promises a Green government would make policies for the long-term good of PEI, regardless of election cycles. On the controversial issue of pesticides, he says he’d open discussions on new ways of farming, without excessive pesticide use.

Source: The Guradian

Alice Walker under fire for praise of 'antisemitic' David Icke book

Monday 23:40 GMT

The New York Times Book Review and Alice Walker have come under criticism for comments the celebrated writer made in an interview with the publication in which she recommended a work by someone accused of antisemitism.

Asked what books were currently on her nightstand, Walker, the author of The Color Purple, mentioned among others And the Truth Shall Set You Free, by the controversial British figure David Icke.

Source: BBC

Is there a best time of year to buy stocks?

Friday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

J&J Slammed by Concern Over Baby Powder Safety

Monday 23:40 GMT
Source: Global News

Whistler request for Alberta oilsands company to cover climate change expenses causes outrage

Saturday 04:14 GMT
Source: BBC

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Tuesday 02:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Plagued by porch pirates This NASA engineer set a glitter-bomb trap

Tuesday 02:25 GMT
Source: DW

Bloodhound car project prepares to smash land speed record

Monday 23:40 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

Sunday 10:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Film director and TV star Penny Marshall dies aged 75

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Big Pharma Wins Drug Approval in China Ahead of West for First Time

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: BBC

TV star and director Penny Marshall dies

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

With a Pinch of Innovation, Food Makers Raise Prices

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How to give gifts that truly pay off for friends and family

Today 01:30 GMT
Source: BBC

China's staggering changes - in pictures

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: BBC

Huda Kattan: The millionaire beauty boss

Today 07:00 GMT

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