Samsung and Google team up to bring music to a ton of smartphones

April 23, 2017

… available in the U.S. Samsung, a wildly successful hardware maker has long struggled with what role it plays in the software and services world. Samsung has long been dependent on Google for software services, on and off making competing products of its own like Milk and S Health, now Samsung Health (which replicates much of what Google Fit does). The Bixby integration with is telling, because Samsung seems to be pinning much of its software ambitions to its new digital assistant. Tying Google …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

Cinema tickets Entertainment – such as cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and music downloads – accounted for one in four online card purchases in the UK. Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association’s figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity …

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Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… services at children’s mental health charity Place2Be said: “Prince Harry’s willingness to talk so intimately about the impact of the loss of his mother 20 years ago, as well as how he has processed his grief, is a gift from the young royal.” The two princes, along with the Duchess of Cambridge, are promoting the Heads Together mental health campaign, the London Marathon’s charity of the year. A two-part series, Mind Over Marathon, starts on BBC One at 21:00 BST on …

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

The professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling told the BBC: “Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there’s a high concentration of these in London. “Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area”. @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

If Republicans on Tuesday manage to lose the suburban Atlanta congressional seat they have held consistently since the late 1970s, they can pin some of the blame on Sandy Rosenberg, a longtime resident of Marietta, Georgia. The House seat was recently vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trumpshealth and human services secretary. Before that, it was held by Johnny Isakson, now a senator. Before Isakson, it was the home base of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Rosenberg, a …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

… special election, according to Cohn. The national Democratic Party and liberal grassroots groups have poured massive resources and energy into Ossoffs bid. Even Hollywood stars are chipping in, with Samuel L. Jackson taping a radio advertisement aimed at turning out black voters. The congressional seat became available when Trump tapped Tom Price to become Secretary of Health and Human services. While Price won reelection in the district by 23 points in November, Trump won it by just 1.5 …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… all children get the help and support they need. “We are strengthening the links between schools and NHS mental health staff and later this year will publish proposals for further improving services and preventative work. “Schools can teach about mental health in a number of ways and we have funded the PSHE Association to provide guidance for teachers on how to do this. “We have already announced plans for every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health …

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Nurses consider whether to strike over low pay – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… world-class patient care that’s why the NHS offers flexible working, training and development opportunities, competitive pay and an excellent pension scheme. “As is usual practice, the government accepted independent recommendations about this year’s pay uplift. “Ensuring pay is affordable helps protect jobs – there are an extra 12,100 nurses on our wards since 2010 – which means frontline NHS services are protected at a time of rising demand.” The poll …

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Here Are All The Advertisers Fleeing Bill O’Reilly’s Show

April 7, 2017

… confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday that the company had pulled its ads: In light of the recent concerning allegations, we will not be advertising on this show and have asked for our ads to be removed. LegalZoom, a legal document services company whose ads ran on The OReilly Factor Tuesday night, told HuffPost on Wednesday that it was pulling its commercials. Ancestry.com The health products company Sanofi Consumer Healthcare told BuzzFeedon Tuesday that it had removed ads from OReillys …

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You’ll wait longer for ops, says NHS boss – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… re-committed to. Hospitals have been asked to start hitting the 95% threshold again by March 2018. Current performance stands at just over 85%. To help, each hospital is being asked to introduce GP triaging whereby doctors are placed on the front door to advise patients with minor illnesses and injuries of other places they can get help. To ensure services are available, NHS England has promised that half the population will have access to evening and weekend GP opening by March 2018 with the …

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Kentucky’s last abortion clinic sues to stay open

March 31, 2017

(CNN)The only abortion provider in Kentucky could be required to close its doors Monday. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, based in Louisville, received a letter “out of the blue” on March 13 from the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family services that said the center would lose its license in 10 days, according to court records. The Cabinet granted an extension until April 3. EMW, later joined by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit in Western District of Kentucky to stop the …

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‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected. – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… others, there are 24 councils, that account for 50% of the delayed discharges.” An independent charity, The Health Foundation, said this “does not tell the whole story” as most of those councils also happen to be areas with larger populations. In his first Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond said there would be an additional 2bn for social care services in England over the next three years, allowing councils to “act now to commission new care packages”. 2 billion …

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

… joining, export growth from those countries to the EU has now overtaken that of the UK’s – a development he said was counterintuitive. What is the single market? This usually refers to the European Union’s single market and is perhaps the most ambitious type of trade co-operation. That’s because as well as eliminating tariffs, quotas or taxes on trade, it also includes the free movement of goods, services, capital and people. A single market strives to remove so-called …

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

March 23, 2017

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the current GOP health care plan. …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… organization that helps former prisoners. Their neatly decorated, two-story house sits in a fast-growing neighborhood, popular with people who work in the areasResearch Triangle. They buy coverage on their own, rather than through an employer. In 2013, before the main provisions of the ACA took effect, they paid about $7,200 for a policy from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The plan they had was relatively generous, because it included things like inpatient rehabilitative services …

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U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

March 18, 2017

WASHINGTON For the first time, aUnited Nationsreport has recognized biodiversity and healthy ecosystems as essential to human rights. Biodiversity is really necessary for the full enjoyment of rights to food, water, health the right to live a full and happy life, Knox told The Huffington Post on Thursday. Without the services that healthy ecosystems provide across the board, we really cant enjoy a whole range of human rights. And healthy ecosystems really depend on biodiversity. The U.N. has …

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Bikers and barbers on suicide patrol – BBC News

March 17, 2017

The seafront officers, who are responsible for everyone’s safety along the coastline, have been trained specifically to respond quickly in these kinds of situations. Working with a team of 30 lifeguards who are posted along the beach, they try to stop people from harming themselves in the sea, saving lives using equipment such as surfboards and tubes. Sometimes it means working closely with other emergency services such as the police, coastguard and the NHS. On other occasions it may …

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Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals – BBC News

March 16, 2017

… A&E for 16 hours to be seen.” A spokeswoman for the hospital said it had “an excellent track record” of meeting a 95% target for dealing with patients within four hours. “That said, in recent weeks we have seen unprecedented levels of demand on our services and in some cases, that has meant some people have experienced longer waiting times,” she said. The largest increase percentage-wise in waits of four hours or more were seen at North Middlesex …

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