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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Sales Have Crossed 5 Million (SSNLF)

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Kevin Jenkins, regional MD, UK and Ireland, Visa, says today's launch (16 May) of Samsung Pay gives its account holders "safe and easy contactless in-store payments". "Right now, we're looking at whether we can use MST for loyalty cards or something like that in the future". Which banks does Samsung Pay support? On the other hand, at a $800+ price tag, the $20 difference will probably not seal or break the deal. Read More »

Timberwolves' bad lottery luck continues; they'll have No. 7 National Basketball Association draft pick

The Lakers moved up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. The timing couldn't have worked out better, as the Nets tumbled all the way to the worst record in the National Basketball Association this season. They started the night with the sixth-best odds at the No. 1 pick. Not only that, but they would have had to trade their 2019 first-round pick to Orlando if that happened, so Johnson was all smiles even after finishing behind the rival Celtics. Read More »

Health board unscathed following global cyber attack

The entire system was brought to a standstill on Friday May 16 and Southport Hospital , along with a number of doctors surgeries across Southport and Formby, were forced to turn non-emergency patients away. "Now this cyber attack has happened it means there needs to nationwide look into the systems the NHS is using and funds put in to make sure it is all updated ". Read More »

People don't change on the booze - they just get louder

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By comparing personal and outside observations of intoxicated people, the team reports that the differences are less drastic than those perceived by the drunk person. The participants came into a lab in groups of 3 or 4 and some were given various amounts of alcohol to drink while others were given non-alcoholic drinks. Read More »

United States should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says

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The victims, the official says, range widely in scope, from a few computers at companies and organizations to networks of many more. "Think about how antiquated that feels to us today", Smith says . "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the United States military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen", Smith wrote. Theft of the software was reported in April, when it was published by the Shadow Brokers , a group that has been linked to Russian Federation. Read More »

Mouse with 3D-printed ovaries gives birth to healthy pups

The mice's ovaries were replaced with bioprosthetic ones constructed from a 3D-printed scaffold, boosting their hormone production allowing them to ovulate, give birth, and even nurse their pups. In Northwestern's lab, the researchers call these 3-D printed structures "scaffolds", and liken them to the scaffolding that temporarily surrounds a building while it undergoes repairs. Read More »

Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic

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Of the 1,636 women who were sent the drugs between the start of 2010 and the end of 2012, the team were able to analyse self-reported data from 1,000 individuals who confirmed taking the pills. Ninety-three reported experiencing symptoms for which they were advised to seek medical attention, of whom 87 did seek attention. The self-reports also prevent the researchers from determining if the medical care women received was appropriate or necessary. Read More »

WannaCry: The biggest ransomware outbreak in history. How it works?

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Though the ransomware continued to spread at a more subdued pace on Monday, many companies and government agencies were still struggling to recover from the first attack. Do not enable macros, cybersecurity company Symantec says . China had more than 40,000 stricken computers, not just at home, but also at police stations and giant companies like PetroChina. Read More »

Theresa May announces sweeping promises on workers rights

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Prime Minister Theresa May instead focused on workers' rights in light of the cyber attack, which has caused many people to be concerned about the future of the NHS. Now is the time to lock in that economic growth". The party also promised to introduce a new statutory right to request leave for training purposes, to help workers gain the skills they need to retain good, well-paid jobs. Read More »

Coroner: Teen had healthy heart before caffeine

Watts says parents need to know that while a soda or a cup of coffee is OK, large amounts of caffeine can be deadly. The investigation into how Davis Allen Cripe died found that he was healthy prior to his passing on April. "You can have five people line up, and all of them do the exact same thing with him that day, drink more; it may not have any type of effect on them at all". Read More »

Australia considers banning laptops from airliner cabins

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PM indicates Australia might consider the ban on some global flights. Citing new security intelligence, in March, the U.S. announced laptops, portable DVD players, tablets and cameras would need to be checked-in on flights from eight Muslim majority countries. Read More »

Trump has legal authority to declassify intelligence

Burr told a small group of reporters in the Capitol that "my major concern right now is that I don't know what the president said ". When pressed at the briefing as to why the Central Intelligence Agency and NSA were contacted following the Oval Office meeting - what officials familiar with the matter said was an act of damage control - if nothing was amiss, McMaster suggested the White House might be exercising "an overabundance of caution". Read More »

Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

A 16-year-old high school student from SC suddenly died last April after consuming three caffeinated drinks over the course of about two hours. Circumstances did not agree with Davis Cripe , who has no pre-existing heart condition that could have caused him to collapse and die in a classroom in April. Read More »

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

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FDA is requiring new warnings , including the most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk. Final results from two clinical trials showed that leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients treated with canagliflozin compared to patients treated with placebo, which is an inactive treatment. Read More »

Relay for Life to be Nanaimo's last

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In total, the 50 Ipswich teams registered have raised nearly half of their $90,000 with donations now sitting at $37,610. The goal for the 24-hour event, which ran from 6 p.m. This year about 100 people are registered, plus about 60 cancer survivors, so far. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Read More »

Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that extending oil output cuts for further nine months would ensure stable oil prices. US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were at $48.61 per barrel, up 77 cents, or 1.6 percent. Read More »

Dayton, Republicans Resume Budget Talks

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Dayton has promised to veto those proposals. Dayton, a DFLer, said offers traded marked "significant movement on both of our sides". Lawmakers and the governor are under a tight deadline to craft the state's next two-year $46 billion budget. Read More »

Government and Microsoft criticised as threat continues — NHS cyberattack

Although experts had voiced fears that a second wave of attacks could strike systems on Monday, the British authorities said this appeared to have been avoided. Hitachi said it believed the difficulties are linked to the global cyberattack but they haven't so far harmed its business operations. Although virtually all of the NHS is back to normal, a handful of hospitals and health service providers are still working to resolve issues caused by the cyber attack. Read More »

American Library Association Urges Schools Not To Remove '13 Reasons Why'

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The book has since been re-added to the school's shelves after officials actually read the book and saw that it wasn't as graphic or sensationalized as the Netflix series. Another school district in Minnesota temporarily pulled the book after a parent complained that it referenced sex. The show's creators are unapologetic, saying their frank depiction of teen life needs to be "unflinching and raw". Read More »

How major US stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

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At the time of the USA close, West Texas Intermediate was up 1.9% to $48.75 a barrel and Brent crude was 1.7% higher at $51.70. On the Nasdaq , 1,254 issues rose and 850 fell. In the commodities markets, the price of gold rose $2.30 to settle at $1,230 per ounce, silver rose 20 cents to $16.60 per ounce and copper gained almost 2 cents to $2.54 per pound. Read More »

Four reasons why the Russian Federation story isn't 'fake news'

Collins then asked how Yates was an opponent to Trump if she was the Acting Attorney General whom Trump chose to keep on. Further, said Klobuchar, the Trump administration made a decision to keep Flynn on an additional 18 days after Yates' warning, "and in fact, two days after having this warning allowed him to sit in on an hour-long telephone call between the president of the United States and [Russian President] Vladimir Putin". Read More »

Senate GOP defends extra pay to senators in vice chair roles

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The IDC argues that payments of allowances intended for the chairs of certain committees can nevertheless be awarded to newly-created and non-statutory vice-chairs. The paperwork states incorrectly that O'Mara is chairman, not vice chairman, of the Transportation Committee. Michael Nozzolio, Helming's predecessor who retired in 2016. Read More »

Australia Sleeps Through 'Biggest Ransomware Attack In History'

Microsoft chief Brad Smith said the attack was a sign for individuals, companies and governments to step up their cyber security game. "The numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn (on) their machines on Monday morning", Europol Director Rob Wainwright said. Read More »