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UN experts welcome business leaders standing up for missing Saudi journalist

GENEVA (19 October 2018) – A UN expert group has welcomed the decision by a number of the world’s business leaders to pull out of a high-level investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (23-25 October), to show their concerns over the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

19-Oct 18:29
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New cell movement process key to understanding and repairing facial malformations

The embryonic stem cells that form facial features, called neural crest cells, use an unexpected mechanism of moving from the back of the head to the front to populate the face, finds a new UCL-led study.

19-Oct 12:47
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eBay Signs Agreement to Acquire

Subject to deal close, would become part of Gumtree UK, an eBay Classifieds business. Combining the inventory, customer relationships and traffic available on Gumtree UK, eBay Motors UK and, along with’s cutting-edge tools and services, would help UK car dealers increase their leads and bring buyers more choice and value.

19-Oct 11:09
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New review discusses link between herpes virus and dementia

A scientist from the University of Oxford, Prof Ruth Itzhaki has linked a form of the Herpes virus (HSV1) to dementia in a written article reviewing existing research. The review is published today (19 October) in the journal, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

19-Oct 10:55
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Research & technology SMEs win 1st EDA Defence Innovation Prize

The European Defence Agency (EDA) today announced the two winners of the first EDA Defence Innovation Prize: AITEX, a Spanish textile research institute, and Clover Technologies, a Spanish company providing advanced technology services for information systems and communications.  The award ceremony will take place in the margins of EDA’s 2018 Annual Conference on 29 November in Brussels. 

19-Oct 10:49
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Lukru Husi Parseria: Ekipa USAIDs nia Projetu Avansa Agrikultura Hamutuk ho Emprezariu Hadia Agrikultores nia Asesu ba Merkadu

DILI, TIMOR-LESTE – Agrikultores iha Timor-Leste iha ona mudansa ba halo koneksaun ho merkadu no obrigado ba programa subvensaun husi Ajénsia Estadus Unidus ba Dezenvolvimentu Internasionál (USAID) nia projetu Avansa Agrikultura ne’ebé mak ajuda koletór modo presiza iha armazena malirin no karreta hodi tula no lori produtu.  

19-Oct 10:42
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Blue Charter fellowships to drive research on ocean pollution

A new fellowship programme will support emerging scholars from Commonwealth countries to conduct world-class research on marine plastics.

19-Oct 10:17
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Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDAs new steps to help produce farmers, processors more effectively comply with food safety requirements

Fruits and vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet. But because of the way produce is grown, handled and consumed – often raw – it can become contaminated with foodborne pathogens that may make consumers sick. Farmers understand the importance of food safety when they grow their crops. So did Congress when it passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

19-Oct 09:50
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Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) Agrees to Pay $13.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Loan Guarantees

Universal American Mortgage Company LLC (UAMC) has agreed to pay the United States $13.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely certifying that it complied with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance requirements in connection with certain loans, the Department of Justice announced today.  UAMC is a mortgage lender headquartered in Miami, Florida.

19-Oct 09:46
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State aid: Commission approves 306 million in Greek public funding for the construction of southern section of E65 motorway

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Greek public funding of €306 million for the construction of the southern section of the Central Greece Motorway (E65).

19-Oct 09:31
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In Wake of Bizarre Bishop Letters, Congressional Hearing Sought on Okinawa Dugong

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday requesting that the full committee hold an oversight hearing on the protection and conservation of the Okinawa dugong, a critically endangered marine mammal threatened by the construction of a new U.S. military base on Okinawa. 

19-Oct 09:24
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EEOC Sues Safie Specialty Foods for Sexual Harassment And Retaliation

Company Owner Fires Four Employees that Reported or Verified Sexual Harassment by Favored Employee, Federal Agency Alleges.

19-Oct 09:20
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EU-Republic of Korea Summit: building on a well-established partnership

The 9th EU-Republic of Korea Summit took place on 19 October in Brussels. It marked the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the EU and the Republic of Korea and set the stage for a further strengthening of bilateral ties.

19-Oct 09:11
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Scientists Find Brain Signal That Might Help Us Judge the Holiday Buffet

At holiday buffets and potlucks people make quick calculations about which dishes to try and how much to take of each. Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to these food preference decisions.

19-Oct 09:05
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PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment, study shows

A study of PTSD patients led by the University of Washington finds that people who chose their form of treatment were more apt to stick to their program and eventually became diagnosis-free.Danielle MacInnes.

19-Oct 08:48
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Amazing Video Shows Recent Release of Zebras to Tanzanian Highlands After Nearly 50-Year Absence

Conservationists from WCS, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), released an incredible video today showing the successful re-introduction of 24 zebras into Tanzania’s Kitulo National Park in the Southern Highlands region last week – part of a bold effort to re-wild this once pristine landscape. Watch the video here.

19-Oct 08:48
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Fujitsu Develops Cooling Control Technology to Substantially Reduce Datacenter Energy Consumption

Cooling system energy consumption cut 29% by calculating appropriate combination of internal air circulation and intake of outside air

19-Oct 08:48
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Delta expands global flight network to Ontario International Airport

Beginning in April, Delta will expand its global network of flights, award-winning products and unmatched operational reliability to customers at Ontario International Airport through new service to its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s largest airline hub airport.

19-Oct 08:35
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Former Lobbyist Indicted for Obstruction of Justice

A former lobbyist was charged in an indictment with obstructing justice in connection with an ongoing federal investigation and proceedings concerning a multi-million dollar high-yield investment fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.  

19-Oct 08:25
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In the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud

The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people during vulnerable times.

19-Oct 08:21
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HMP Ranby: clear improvement but many problems still to be fixed

HMP Ranby, a large training and resettlement prison holding around 1,000 men in north Nottinghamshire, had clearly improved from a drug-fuelled “state of crisis” three years ago, inspectors found in their most recent visit.

19-Oct 08:11
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Universal Credit rent arrears 'likely to be driving homelessness'

Almost two-thirds of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have experienced them going into rent arrears according to new research.

19-Oct 07:51
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Call for inquiry into police delay in investigating Leave campaigners

Campaigners have called on the Chair of the Justice Select Committee, Bob Neill MP, to open an inquiry into why the Metropolitan Police have delayed their investigation into alleged criminal activity by organisations that campaigned to leave the EU.

19-Oct 07:32
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Prosecution over death following police restraint continues

The next hearing for the prosecution of the Office of the Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall Police will take place on Friday 19 October 2018 at Bristol Crown Court.

19-Oct 07:20
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Delta continues international growth in Boston with new nonstop flights to Scotland

Delta Air Lines is adding another new international route from Boston, with a daily nonstop flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Edinburgh, Scotland, next summer. The route will be the eighth nonstop trans-Atlantic destination from Boston on Delta and its partners during the summer 2019 season.

19-Oct 06:06
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Tour de Cure is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association with cycling, running and walking options. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Tour de Cure is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

18-Oct 21:11
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The big problem of small data: A new approach

To demonstrate that DEFT can be applied to a variety of small datasets, CSHL scientists used it to analyze data from the CMS Higgs Boson detector. Of 60 particle impressions, DEFT estimated that up to six were from real events.

18-Oct 19:43
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Commonwealth on course to navigate global challenges, says Secretary-General

The Secretary-General was delivering the One People Oration, an annual lecture at the Abbey, established in 1966 to encourage unity.

18-Oct 18:34
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In Yemen, millions of children could soon be without food or water as economic crisis deepens and Hudaydah violence drags on

NEW YORK, 18 October 2018 – “Millions of desperate children and families across Yemen could soon be without food, clean water or sanitation services because of the deepening economic crisis and unrelenting violence in the port city of Hudaydah. The confluence of these two factors is likely to make the horrific reality facing children and families even worse as more and more war-weary people face the very real prospect of death and disease.

18-Oct 18:23
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Social startups develop innovative community health solutions

The American Heart Association announces EmPOWERED to ServeTM Urban Health Accelerator grant recipients.

18-Oct 17:59
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Eeping Big Brother at Bay: Cruz vs. ORourke

Federal spying on Americans remains a clear public concern. As the contest between U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, and Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz heated up after Memorial Day, the Pew Research Center reported in June 2018 that a clear majority of Americans felt Uncle Sam should not be targeting taxpayers for surveillance without real cause. So which candidate has done the most to protect Texans from illegal federal surveillance?

18-Oct 17:43
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Bangor family hosts second annual fun day and charity football match for dementia research

Bangor man Paul Feaver and his family raised more than £1,600 at their second annual Memorial Fun Day and football match in memory of his father who passed away from mixed dementia last year.

18-Oct 17:29
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USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meetings with Vatican Officials

Yesterday, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Green met with senior Vatican officials in Rome to highlight USAID's commitment to deepening partnerships with Catholic and other faith-based organizations on humanitarian assistance and development. In particular, he reiterated the U.S. commitment to preserving Iraq's rich cultural mosaic and religious and ethnic pluralism.

18-Oct 17:12
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iPhone XR Arrives at Xfinity Mobile on October 26

Pre-order begins October 19 at Customers get $200 back when they purchase a new iPhone, activate a new line, and port their number to Xfinity Mobile.

18-Oct 17:01
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ViiV Healthcare submits New Drug Application to US FDA for single-tablet, two-drug regimen of dolutegravir and lamivudine for treatment of HIV

ViiV Healthcare today announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a single-tablet, two-drug regimen of dolutegravir (DTG) and lamivudine (3TC) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.

18-Oct 16:47
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New Faculty Chair George Sandison outlines his priorities

George Sandison didn’t set out to be an academic. The incoming chair of the University of Washington Faculty Senate grew up in a large Catholic family in Liverpool, England. His father and brother were tradespeople; his mother worked as a cleaner at a local hospital.

18-Oct 16:29
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Genomic analysis offers insight into 2018 Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak

A surge in Lassa fever cases in Nigeria in 2018 does not appear to be linked to a single virus strain or increased human-to-human transmission, according to a genomic analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Multiple institutions collaborated on the report, including the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases at Redeemer’s University in Ede, Nigeria; the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California; and Tulane University in New Orleans, among others.

18-Oct 16:18
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Comcast Now Nations Largest Provider of Gigabit Internet

Nearly 58 million homes and businesses have access to gigabit internet service, and it represents the fastest deployment to the most locations in the country.

18-Oct 15:57
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ASPCA Helps Florida SARC Rescue Animals Impacted by Hurricane Michael

ASPCA disaster response team assists with search-and-rescue, emergency sheltering of displaced animals in Bay County.

18-Oct 15:54
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Somerset woman completes 900-mile cycle challenge for dementia research

A retired primary school teacher marked her 65th birthday in style by completing a 900-mile cycling challenge from the south of Portugal to northern Spain in honour of her mother who is living with dementia.

18-Oct 15:52
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