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Scientists and environmental groups ‘alarmed’ by huge rise in Amazon wildfires

Scientists and environmental groups have expressed alarm after new data revealed there were 28 percent more fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest this July compared with the same time last year. Satellite images released by Brazil’s space research agency INPE on Saturday revealed 6,803 fires in the Amazon last month. There were 5,318 in July 2019. […]

Sport

Saints cut nine players, including Tommylee Lewis

Earlier Sunday, it was reported the Saints had cut receiver Krishawn Hogan, cornerback Deatrick Nichols and fullback Ricky Ortiz. The NFL’s daily transactions list shows the Saints cut nine in all. The cuts include receiver Tommylee Lewis. Lewis, of course, was involved in one of the most controversial plays in NFL history when Rams cornerback […]

Lifestyle

Short video may lower parent interest in antibiotics for child

A 90-second animated video can reduce parents’ interest in receiving antibiotics for their child’s respiratory infection, according to a study published online June 15 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Kathy Goggin, Ph.D., from Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri, and colleagues assessed the impact of a 90-second animated video on parents’ interest […]

Business

HSBC warns loan losses could hit $13 billion as profit plunges 65%

LONDON/HONG KONG HSBC Holdings PLC warned its bad debt charges could blow past a previous estimate to $13 billion this year and said its profits more than halved, as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the bank’s retail and corporate customers worldwide. The results from Europe’s biggest bank by assets on Monday reinforced the trend of lenders […]

Technology

CVS is adding another kind of touch-free payment: PayPal and Venmo QR codes

CVS is expanding its payment options by teaming up with PayPal to use its QR codes as another touch-free form of payment at the retail pharmacy chain. PayPal and Venmo users can pay with money that’s already in their account instead of having to pay with a credit card, and Venmo users can also use […]

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Two Citgo executives detained in Venezuela moved to house arrest, U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson says

Two of the six former Citgo Petroleum Corp executives detained in Venezuela were moved to house arrest, veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson said late on Thursday, weeks after he visited the country to seek their release. The former New Mexico governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations traveled to Caracas and met with socialist […]

Sport

Patriots place Sony Michel, Mohamed Sanu, Brandon King on PUP

The Patriots have placed three players returning from injuries on their physically unable to perform list, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Running back Sony Michel (foot), receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and core special teamer Brandon King (quad) are opening training camp on the PUP list. The players can come off the reserve list as soon […]

Lifestyle

Green apple flavor in vapes enhances nicotine reward

A common green apple vape flavor enhances nicotine reward and is also rewarding itself, according to research in mice recently published in eNeuro. Vaping entices adolescents into nicotine use with fun flavors like green apple and cotton candy. Nicotine-free flavored vapes have also gained popularity. But of the over 7000 available flavor chemicals, only a […]

Business

India’s Manufacturing Sector Activity Contracts for 4th Straight Month in July: PMI

India’s manufacturing sector activity contracted at a slightly faster pace in July as demand conditions remained subdued amid prolonged closures, following which firms reduced both staff numbers as well as purchasing activity, a monthly survey said on Monday. The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 46 in July, […]

Technology

After impassioned speech, AOC’s ban on US military recruiting via Twitch fails House vote

An amendment proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that would ban the US military from recruiting on Twitch failed a House vote Thursday evening. Had it passed, it would have been an amendment to the House Committee on Appropriations bill, which is part of the process in how the Pentagon’s annual budget is set. Ocasio-Cortez […]