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What Is Melania Trump Doing?

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 9:55am

The first lady was reportedly set to appear at Wednesday's International Women of Courage Award ceremony as a special guest.

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Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 9:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - International groups representing doctors and patients have launched a fresh challenge to the patent on Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir at the European Patent Office in order to increase access to the treatment.
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Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 9:54am

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.

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It’s probably time to admit the Galaxy S8 design is better than Apple’s iPhone 7 design

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 9:43am

It seems like a lifetime ago at this point but believe it or not, Samsung's flagship smartphones used to be pretty... awful. Samsung's displays were always incredible and its flagship phones always offered the best Android performance money could buy, but the company's designs were not very good at all. And the materials Samsung used for the phones' housings was the worst part. While Apple and other companies were using glass and aluminum for their phones, Samsung insisted on using thin plastic that felt flimsy and cheap. Can you believe this was the back of a $640 smartphone?

Of course, that all feels like a distant memory because Samsung's more recent smartphones have been premium through and through. Galaxy S6 started the trend, and the company's designs have been continuously refined with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. As good as Samsung's designs have gotten, however, even hardcore Android fans were willing to admit that Apple still had the edge. With the Galaxy S8, however, it's probably time to admit that the tide is turning.

As Apple looks to breathe new life into its old iPhone designs by adding new matte black, Jet Black and red color options, Samsung is getting ready to release the sleekest and most stunning smartphone the world has ever seen. Sorry, Apple fans, but it's time to face facts: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sport a design that is now almost three years old. Meanwhile, the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sport a design that is flat-out incredible.

We've seen it a number of times now. BGR exclusively published some of the first live shots nearly a month ago, and photos and renders have been flooding the internet ever since. Following a massive rush of leaks this past weekend, graphic designer Benjamin Geskin posted a simple image that does an outstanding job of showing just how far Samsung has come in its smartphone rivalry with Apple.

The image above shows leaked Galaxy S8 and S8+ renders sandwiched between renders of the iPhone 7 on the left, and the iPhone 7 Plus on the right. A few important things are immediately apparent.

First, Samsung's stunning Galaxy S8 and S8+ designs get closer than any mass-market smartphone has ever come to achieving the all-screen design smartphone users are clamoring for. Look closely and you can see that the smaller Galaxy S8, which is about the same width but slightly taller than the iPhone 7, has a larger display than the massive iPhone 7 Plus.

Then, you can see that the Galaxy S8+ is roughly the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus, and yet it packs a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display compared to the 5.5-inch screen on the Apple phablet. That's a 13% larger screen in a phone that's about the same size. Couple that with a sleek design that features curved edges on the front and back of the phones, and you've got handsets that look better and feel better than Apple's latest iPhones.

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on Wednesday, and both phones are expected to be released on either April 21st or April 28th. Meanwhile, Apple's big iPhone redesign won't hit store shelves until mid-September at the earliest.

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Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years Ago

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 9:40am

The medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John's College at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. By studying his remains and piecing together his facial features and biological history, archeologists said they hope to understand the lives of anonymous poor people in the 13th century. "Most historical records are about well-off people and especially their financial and legal transactions," study lead researcher John Robb, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement.

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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Finds Life After Smartphones

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:41am

What is BlackBerry Ltd (ticker: BBRY)? This was an easy question around the turn of the decade when BlackBerry was a leader in smartphone operating system market share. This was an easy question even when the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone started to eat that share, but BlackBerry still stood out as the businessman's smartphone.

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Ivanka Trump Posts Pictures With Children At Zoo

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:31am

President Donald Trump's elder daughter and son Donald Trump Jr. spent time with their children at a zoo and Palm Beach, Florida, respectively over the weekend.

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Jeb Bush: Trump is ‘a distraction in and of himself’

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:27am

Jeb Bush says President Trump’s evidence-free claims are kneecapping his first 100 days in the White House. “He should stop saying things that aren’t true, that are distractions from the task at hand,” Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday on Miami’s WFOR-TV. During the bruising campaign, Bush was a prominent critic of Trump — who in turn relentlessly mocked the former Florida governor.

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Kushner Tapped To Lead White House Office Without Salary

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:26am

The Trump Administration said Kushner isn't paid a dime to comply with nepotism laws.

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EU clears merger of US chemicals giants Dow and DuPont

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:26am

The EU on Monday approved a $130 billion mega-merger of US agro-chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont, paving the way for major consolidation in a sensitive sector for farmers and the environment. The decision by antitrust regulators was subject to Dupont selling "major parts" of its global pesticides business, said the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. "Due to significant commitments on products and the worldwide research and development organisation, the merger of Dow and Dupont can be approved," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said.

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Ancient Rock Carvings Depicting Masked People Discovered in Egypt

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:23am

The image, discovered recently by archaeologists, provides a tantalizing glimpse of Egypt's Neolithic period, or Stone Age. It likely dates back to the latter half of the fourth millennium B.C., said Ludwig Morenz, an Egyptologist at the University of Bonn in Germany. The depiction of a masked dancer in this era is particularly fascinating, Morenz told Live Science.

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WHO demands access to Syria's east Ghouta to bring medical aid

Reuters Health News - March 27, 2017 - 8:12am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The health situation is deteriorating in Syria's eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, where 300,000 people are besieged and none of the three hospitals is functioning, the World Health Organization said on Monday in a call for access to deliver aid.
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Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sources

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:11am

Two activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price. Ancora Advisors and Engine Capital sent a letter to the company's board of directors last week urging the company to resist the temptation to remain independent, and to do everything possible to seek a buyer, sources said. Tangoe's stock is currently trading at $5.04 per share and its market value is around $200 million.

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Syria force halts push on IS-held dam for repairs

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:03am

With air support from the US-led coalition against IS, the Syrian Democratic Forces are fighting to seize the town of Tabqa and the adjacent dam on the Euphrates River, as part of their battle for the jihadists' stronghold in nearby Raqa. "To ensure the integrity of the Tabqa dam... we have decided to stop operations for four hours beginning at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT)," SDF spokeswoman Jihan Sheikh Ahmed said in a statement.

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Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UK

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:03am

South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered his finance minister to return from an overseas investment trip, the presidency said Monday, fuelling speculation that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Zuma's decision to recall Pravin Gordhan from Britain has led to media and opposition speculation that he could be sacked. Friction has soared between Zuma, who is seeking to fund a "radical economic transformation", and Gordhan who is taking a stand against graft and heavy spending.

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5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 8:00am

For aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.

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Samsung Galaxy X vs. Google Pixel 2`

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 7:18am

Both smartphones are expected to be premium devices. While the Pixel 2 will be Google's flagship device for 2017, the Samsung Galaxy X is expected to be an experimental device.

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Happy Anniversary to America’s Shameful Travesty of a War in Yemen

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 7:00am

After two years and thousands of civilian casualties, the Trump administration needs to realize it can’t win a war that has no point.

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Pakistan building border fence with Afghanistan: officials

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 6:33am

Pakistan has begun building a fence along its border with Afghanistan to curtail the movement of militants, its army said, in a move criticised by its eastern neighbour for dividing communities. The two nations are divided by the "Durand Line", a 2,400-kilometre (1,500-mile) frontier drawn by the British in 1896 and disputed by Kabul, which does not officially recognise it as an international border. Last year, Pakistan completed an 1,100 kilometre (700 mile) trench along the southern half of the border.

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Kremlin rejects U.S., EU calls to free detained opposition protesters

Pharma news - March 27, 2017 - 6:09am

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Monday rejected calls by the United States and the European Union to release opposition protesters detained during what it said were illegal demonstrations the previous day and accused organizers of paying teenagers to attend. The protests, estimated to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term.

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