El Nino, La Nina weather patterns not seen prevailing during summer: WMO

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LONDON (Reuters) – Sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific remain neutral, meaning that neither El Niño nor La Niña weather patterns are prevailing, the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation said on Thursday. The El Niño pattern brings a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific every few years, and is the … Read more

“All I See is Piles of Cash”: Former Lakers Player Reveals the Crazy Gambling Scenes He Once Saw in Michael Jordan’s Room

"All I See is Piles of Cash": Former Lakers Player Reveals the Crazy Gambling Scenes He Once Saw in Michael Jordan's Room

Former NBA player Frank Brickowski once walked into the suite where Michael Jordan stayed to find piles of cash. It was gambling money. Jordan’s gambling might not be something new for people who have followed him over the years.  Brickowski, who played in the NBA in Jordan’s generation, shared another of his gambling stories. Talking … Read more

US workers file 2.1 million more jobless claims amid coronavirus

US workers file 2.1 million more jobless claims amid coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has put more than 40 million Americans out of work, according to new federal data showing another 2.1 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week. The workers sidelined by the pandemic in the past 10 weeks now outnumber the entire population of California and account for roughly 26 percent of the … Read more

Why do people commit suicide? Mental illness isn’t the only cause – social factors like loneliness, financial ruin and shame can be triggers

Why do people commit suicide? Mental illness isn't the only cause – social factors like loneliness, financial ruin and shame can be triggers

Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons. carolynabooth/Pixabay, CC BY The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. In 1999, the rate was about 10 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2017, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available, it was just over 14 per 100,000 – a rise of 40% … Read more

LabCorp ties up with software provider to expand virtual clinical trials

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(Reuters) – Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) said on Thursday it was partnering with software provider Medable to speed up the adoption of virtual clinical trials, as many participants are dropping out of ongoing studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medable’s modular software platform will help patients registered with LabCorp’s drug development unit Covance to participate … Read more

Akshay Kumar Celebrates 2 Years of PadMan on Menstrual Hygiene Day, Hopes to End Period Poverty

Akshay Kumar Celebrates 2 Years of PadMan on Menstrual Hygiene Day, Hopes to End Period Poverty

Akshay Kumar (Photo Credits: Twitter) A few years back, Akshay Kumar developed a knack for starring in socially relevant, patriotic or message-driven movies. He has starred in movies like Mission Mangal, Airlift, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Jolly LLB 2 and most notably Padman. The last-mentioned movie featured the actor playing the role of a man … Read more