After months of speculation, Amazon announced yesterday that it will divvy up its second headquarters between New York City and Northern Virginia. "I’m thrilled that our skilled workforce helped persuade Amazon to bring a major new headquarters and its tens of thousands of jobs to Virginia," Kaine said. The strongest indication of Schumer’s stance came at a press conference yesterday when NYC mayor Bill de Blasio said he had worked closely with Schumer on the deal, and the senator "believes it’s going to be a game changer for our city and our state." At the same time, many New York state politicians have rallied to stop the headquarters from moving into Long Island City. "Amazon is one of the richest companies in the world, but you can’t put a price on community input, which has been missing throughout this entire process," speaker of the NYC Council, Corey Johnson, said in...
Germany could be the next country to block the use of Huawei technology in building its 5G network. Reports have claimed that members of Germany’s interior and foreign ministries reportedly hope to convince the country’s government to consider banning mobile operators from procuring 5G telecoms equipment from Chinese manufacturers including Huawei due to national security fears. So far, the discussion in Germany on 5G has focused on coverage of next generation networks, but Reuters claims there has been a late...
(CNN) Having children tends to increase our agony during moments of violence. Hate-filled trolls have repeatedly threatened violence against me, and my Jewish children, on social media. We must talk to our children about it anyway, explaining to them why someone hates them, where this hate comes from and how it has been dealt with in the past. While this conversation should absolutely include an acknowledgment of all the other groups who are the target of it, the processing of...
Image copyright Science Photo Library Cancer screening programmes are to be reviewed following high-profile mistakes that have put thousands of patients in England at risk. NHS England has asked former government cancer tsar Sir Mike Richards to look at what changes are needed. Looking at the merits of outsourcing screening was going to form part of the review, NHS England said. The problems come just months after it emerged 174,000 women had not been invited for breast cancer screening, after...
If you had a lot of money, you would pay for the privilege of not seeing ads, right? Sure, says Jeff Green, the CEO of the online advertising marketplace the Trade Desk. But most people around the world are willing to accept advertising as the price of free or cheaper media, and are getting "tapped out" on how many subscriptions they’ll pay for. "People are paying for cable and that cost has gone up," Green said on the latest episode...
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterNEW YORK - More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren't sure what's causing it. No one has died from it this year, but CDC officials say at least half the patients do not recover from the paralysis and some have serious complications. The first mysterious wave of paralysis cases in 2014 coincided with a wider spike in illnesses connected...
While peanut butter remains the most affordable option, plenty of consumers shell out double or triple its price for almond butter, cashew butter, or other unconventional varieties of ground nuts. While tree-nut allergies are also a growing concern (peanuts are a legume), the fact that many schools now ban peanut products is one likely explanation for the profusion of nut butters. Back in 2008, Mattes co-authored a comprehensive review on the role of peanuts and tree nuts in weight loss...
On Wednesday, Ford summoned myself and about two dozen other reporters to Miami to show off the progress it has made over the last year of testing in the city. The latest rumor is that Ford will team up with Volkwagen in a joint self-driving car venture. In the meantime, we have the powerpoint promises of Ford’s top executives: lots of talk about platforms, mobility clouds, transportation pain points, and the cars themselves — a dozen in Miami, and a...
In a major new report today, the New York Times sets out to understand why: what took Facebook so long to identify the most significant security issues on its platform. At the same time, the company mounted a rigorous effort to promote key friends in Congress, undermine its corporate and legislative enemies, and push conspiracy theories and opposition research onto reporters. The company had worked with Definers, a dark-arts public-relations firm that specializes in information warfare, but Facebook severed the...
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