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Pilot survives as five passengers die in New York helicopter crash

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It is unclear exactly why the helicopter crashed , but NBC 4 NY reported that the pilot issued a distress call minutes before the crash, saying "Mayday...mayday...mayday..." Aviation lawyer Gary Robb said the lever Vance referenced, which is is usually on the floor next to the pilot's seat in that type of helicopter, needs to be pulled up and back down to be activated - it's not enough to accidentally pull it. Read More »

Frozen Eggs and Embryos No Longer Viable After Hospital Mishap?

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Hospital officials say more than 500 patients were affected, including some that provided samples in the 1980's. The failure resulted in the temperature in the tank becoming warmer than it should be, which means numerous eggs and embryos in the tank may no longer be viable, according to Patti DePompei, president, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Read More »

International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality

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Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started. To mark women's advancement, Reclaim the Agenda has compiled, with funding from the Heritage Lottery fund, a website and booklet called A Century of Women, focussing on women from each decade from 1900 to 2000. Read More »

Walmart moves into meal kit category

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Responding to Amazon's launch of Whole Foods grocery delivery through Amazon Prime Now, the largest U.S. reatiler Walmart has announced its plans to provide ready to eat meal kits priced between $8 nd $15 at, starting with 250 ourlets today. Read More »

Amazon Could Soon Offer Checking Accounts

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They said the plan is in too early a stage to determine if it will come to fruition. According to a LendEDU survey released Wednesday, roughly 45 percent of respondents were open to using Amazon as their primary banking account , while 49.6 percent would use a savings account created by the company. Read More »

Uber/Lyft drivers earn median $3.37/hour after expenses

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In 2017, courts in both North Carolina and NY ruled in Uber drivers' favor to be classified as employees, which could eventually entitle them to higher pay and more benefits. The paper found almost half of all drivers can declare a loss for tax purposes at the federal tax deduction rate of roughly $0.54 per mile. Many rideshare drivers find themselves dissatisfied with the experience. Read More »

Leafs pull Andersen after 5 goals outdoors against Capitals

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals practiced indoors on Friday, as windy conditions prevented them from taking the ice at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD prior to the Stadium Series game. "The game's kind of slower at the start as you get used to everything", said centre Tyler Bozak , who had the shootout victor in Ann Arbor. And after streaking into strong position in the Eastern Conference by winning 13 of 15 games, Toronto has now lost three in a ... Read More »

Bank of England chief calls for cryptocurrency regulation

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Authorities everywhere are attempting to ascertain cryptocurrencies place in the wider financial firmament, with some choosing to ban their usage and others fully regulating them. Meanwhile, let's not forget that the World Gold Council recently acknowledged that cryptocurrencies pose a threat to central banks. "In his closing remarks, Carney said that the, ". Read More »

Web Extra: December Pre-Olympic Comments From Team USA Men's Curling

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John Shuster , the skip of the team, learned how to curl a half block from Tomassoni's home , and Shuster's father and Tomassoni graduated together from Chisholm high school. "He knows the game very well". The 2018 Winter Olympics have concluded , and for the first time in two decades, women competing on Team USA brought home more medals than their male counterparts. Read More »

PM Modi to launch Amma Two-wheeler Scheme in Chennai today

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He said that under NDA-government, devolution of funds from the Centre to Tamil Nadu was significantly higher at ₹1,80,000 crore under 14th Finance Commission. Meanwhile, Palaniswamy in his address urged Modi to take steps to set up the Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulatory Committee, as directed by the Supreme Court. Read More »

Citigroup Reiterates Neutral Rating for Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS)

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On a wider view of the group, gross new mortgage lending across UK PBB, Ulster Bank RoI, Private Banking and RBS International (RBSI) dropped from £35.8bn in 2016 to £33.9bn in 2017. The company has a market cap of $46,906.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.61 and a beta of 1.20. Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON: RBS ) have fallen deep into the red in London this morning, even as the part government-owned lender reported its first annual profit since the financial crisis . Read More »

Here's What You Need to Know Before Watching Women's Figure Skating Tonight

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Zagitova received 82.92 points, thus breaking the world record of another Russian athlete Evgenia Medvedeva . She skated two clean programs to win nationals in January, forcing her way onto the Olympic team. Her friend and fellow countrywoman , Alina Zagitova , 15, are favored to win gold and silver, so get to know about her before she hits the ice. Osmond is a terrific short program skater and her Black Swan long program is exquisite. Read More »

Uber launches Express Pool for those who don't mind walking

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Theyll then be dropped off in a spot within walking distance to where each are going. The concept was originally piloted in San Francisco and Boston last November and based on favorable results, will extend to more cities including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego and Denver. Read More »