Serena Williams sings ‘I Touch Myself’ in breast cancer awareness campaign

Tennis star Serena Williams has recorded a version of "I Touch Myself," the 1990 hit song by Australian band Divinyls, ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. A longer version of the ad will appear online on September 30. The campaign will run throughout Australia and will include print, online and billboard advertising. The I Touch Myself Project was launched in 2014 after Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett died from breast cancer. She had expressed the wish that the song would be

By | 2018-09-23T17:00:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wall Street’s crypto guru shorted Tilray, but expects ‘a monster weed business’ in 5 or 6 years

Amid wild volatility in marijuana stocks this week, former Goldman Sachs macro trader Michael Novogratz shorted Tilray — but says he still thinks the marijuana industry will make it. In five or six years, we will have a monster weed business," Novogratz said on CNBC's "Fast Money." Shares of Canadian marijuana company Tilray fell sharply Friday, concluding a wild week that captivated investors. Novogratz said he couldn't help but to jump into the mix and short Tilray — a point he teased Thursday

By | 2018-09-20T17:00:00+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amazon is reportedly working on eight new Alexa-powered devices

Most manufacturers of consumer electronics follow a yearly cycle of releasing new products – if smartphone makers can do it, why not Amazon? In fact, around this time last year, Amazon launched its Echo Spot smart speaker, so it comes as no surprise that the online shopping giant is gearing up to announce eight new Alexa-enabled smart home devices, according to CNBC . CNBC reports that Amazon is expected to officially reveal the new devices at an event to be held later this month, with a microwa

By | 2018-09-18T01:00:20+00:00 September 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why homeowners outside of Gordon’s path should check their insurance

If you're thanking your lucky stars that Tropical Storm Gordon isn't heading for your neighborhood, it's probably time to review your insurance coverage. While it's too late for homeowners in its path to make insurance changes, people in other hurricane-prone areas could take it as a reminder that the next big storm could be headed their way. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, although the peak season is mid-August to late October. Last year, that included Hurricanes Harv

By | 2018-09-03T17:00:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cracking the sugar code: Why the ‘glycome’ is the next big thing in health and medicine

It remains to be tested if reversing these changes can help prevent disease, or even slow aging – an intriguing possibility. Along with DNA, proteins, and fats, glycans are one of the four major macromolecules essential for life. In other words, these sugar molecules can greatly influence how our proteins do their work, and even how our cells will respond to stimuli. The main job of glycans is to modify the proteins and fats that sit on the surface of our cells. By sensing the type of sugar coat

By | 2018-08-27T17:00:00+00:00 August 27th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life in Turkey now: Tough talk, but fears of drug shortages

Turkish banks are pulling back on credit to consumers and businesses. Even by Turkish standards the steel industry is in a tough spot, as Mr. Dalbeler conceded. President Trump imposed a 50 percent tariff on Turkish steel after talks broke down to win the release of the detained pastor, Andrew Brunson. Years ago, Mr. Dalbeler said, Iraq was the Turkish steel industry’s biggest market. “In oncology there are no substitutes,” Mr. Sarialioglu said.

By | 2018-08-16T17:00:00+00:00 August 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emerging markets shares drop on deepening Turkey crisis

Stocks in emerging markets fell sharply Monday as a financial crisis in Turkey that sent its currency plummeting last week worsened. Turkey shares led the way lower, as the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) plunged about 11 percent. The Turkish currency fell more than 14 percent on Friday after President Donald Trump announced he was doubling metals tariffs on Turkey. Turkey's central bank tried to ease global investors' fears on Monday, stating it will provide as much liquidity as needed to the cou

By | 2018-08-12T17:00:00+00:00 August 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Discovery profit misses on Scripps acquisition costs

Discovery missed analyst estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the owner of Discovery Channel and Animal Planet took on more costs related to integration of the recently acquired Scripps network. Discovery completed the $11.9 billion acquisition of Scripps in March integrating Scripps' largely female-focused lifestyle channels such as HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network with Discovery's channels, whose viewers are primarily male. However, profit fell as Discovery's costs nearly doubled

By | 2018-08-06T17:00:00+00:00 August 6th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wright-Patterson Air Force base says there was no active shooter

The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said that it has determined that there was no active shooter at its medical center despite reports of an active shooter incident. In a tweet, the base said that a reported active shooter incident occurred during a scheduled exercise that included an active shooter scenario taking place at another location. An unknown individual called 911 believing that there was an active shooter at the base's hospital, according to the statement. Federal and state authoritie

By | 2018-08-01T17:00:00+00:00 August 1st, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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