Felicia Hawke

03
Feb
To stay afloat in info age, NKorea creates private web

It's late afternoon at the e-library in North Korea's Kim Il Sung University, where row after row of smartly dressed students sit quietly, their faces bathed in the glow of computer displays as they surf the Internet. On the surface, it's a familiar-seeming scene, which is exactly why officials are offering it up for a look. North Korea is literally off the charts regarding Internet freedoms. There essentially aren't any. But the country... [read news]

01
Feb
Fall in eurozone inflation rate fuels deflation concerns

Calls for European Central Bank action to help protect the eurozone's fragile recovery have grown after the release of inflation and jobless data. Official figures showed that eurozone inflation fell to 0.7% in January, down from 0.8% in December and further below the ECB's 2% target. It has fuelled worries about whether the euro bloc could suffer deflation, potentially de-railing economic growth. Separate data showed the unemployment rate... [read news]

29
Jan
Binge eating: Most common eating disorder in US garners more attention

Ken Stewart works out almost every day, takes regular dance classes and watches what he eats. But the 52-year-old has a secret: he’s a binge eater. "It's nothing to literally go eat a whole cake and a pint of ice cream in about 20 minutes,” Stewart told FoxNews.com. “And then [to] want more and usually go and get it." Stewart is not alone in his struggle – binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the... [read news]

29
Jan
Why the world is watching the Fragile Five

After three weeks of punishing losses to its currency the lira, Turkey's central bank has taken what is being viewed as decisive action to reverse negative sentiment. At an emergency meeting Tuesday, the country's main interest rate was raised by 4.25 percent to 12 percent. "A hike in interest rates was necessary. And it needed to be decisive and credible and it was," explains Marios Maratheftis, Global Head of Macro Research for Standard... [read news]

27
Jan
Macfarlane to Toyota Australia workers “very high chance” of closure without reforms

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane believes there’s a “very high chance” Toyota will stop building cars in Australia if its employees do not accept revised workplace agreements. Macfarlane told ABC News today talks between the federal and Victorian governments in Melbourne this week had not delivered a plan to save the Altona-based car maker and the state’s automotive parts suppliers, but said the two agreed changes to... [read news]

26
Jan
Amid Egypt's uprising anniversary, US condemns violence, pledges Middle East support

The three-year anniversary of Egypt’s political uprising was marked this weekend with government-backed rallies and deadly anti-government protests, as the Obama administration vowed continued support toward stabilizing the Middle East and urged residents to move toward peace -- not violence. The contrasting scenes Saturday reflect the three years of turmoil in Egypt since the start of the Jan. 25, 2011 revolution, which ultimately... [read news]

24
Jan
Get ready for a shock: The world's fastest supercar might soon be electric

At full speed, the Rimac Concept_One is little more than a cherry red blur, flashing from one corner of the horizon to the other in the blink of an eye. If its projected performance figures prove to be true, this radical electric concept car -- the brainchild of an award-winning young Croatian designer -- could accelerate faster than all but two of the fastest supercars on earth. The Rimac Concept_One's figures are impressive. Not just for... [read news]

23
Jan
Kia GT concept likely for production before GT4 Stinger

Kia’s chief designer says the Korean brand is more likely to produce the four-door Kia GT concept before it brings out a production ready version of the two-door Kia GT4 Stinger that was unveiled at this month’s Detroit motor show. Speaking with CarAdvice in Detroit, Kia president and chief design officer Peter Schreyer admitted the four-door GT car is the more likely candidate to reach showrooms first. “The four-door [is more likely... [read news]

23
Jan
Justin Bieber arested!

Justin Bieber has been arrested for allegedly drag racing in Miami Beach, Fla., and driving under the influence, the Miami Beach Police Department confirmed in a press conference.  Police said 19-year-old Bieber was arrested Thursday just after 4 a.m. on Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street. According to police, he was driving a yellow Lamborghini while under the influence of marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol.  Officers saw two cars... [read news]

21
Jan
Pluristem stem cell trial to treat muscle injury meets main goal

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc said results from its early/mid-stage clinical trial indicated its placenta-derived stem cells for the treatment of muscle injury were safe and provided evidence the cells might be effective in treating orthopedic injuries. "Patients treated with PLX-PAD had a greater improved change of maximal voluntary muscle contraction force than the placebo group," Israel-based Pluristem said in a statement on... [read news]


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