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Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

Technology
Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center. Trump, who is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, talked to the space station crew whose members are flying 250 miles (402 kilometers) above the Earth's surface. She also spoke to students from nearby public schools who are participating in an international robotics competition. Her visit to the center Thursday in Houston came during a stop on her campaign tour of Texas for Republican candidates in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The White House said her appearance was intended to draw attention to students learning about science and technology. She was accompanied by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and state Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, al...
FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions

FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions

Health
The Food and Drug Administration has refuted a link between silicone breast implants and higher rates of rare health conditions, found in a recent study. The agency has called a meeting next year to review all available data, including this study. The study has sparked controversy within the medical community, especially since silicone breast implants have been taken off the market in the past. What to know about silicone breast implants The current generation of silicone-filled implants was approved in 2006, after the FDA lifted a previous 1992 ban that had been in place because of safety concerns. The approval came after the Institute of Medicine second review of the evidence that led to the 1992 ban, which concluded there was no association between breast implants and autoimmune ...
Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Technology
Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" report on Tuesday, urging for more comparable student assessment data worldwide and help getting girls through their schooling. "The world, in education, focused a lot on access, which is super important, and in most countries made huge progress on gender-equal access, but now there needs to be a focus on quality," Gates said in a press call on September 11. The majority of the Gates foundation's resources are dedicated to global health and d...
Debenhams shares plunge 17% as it calls in KPMG

Debenhams shares plunge 17% as it calls in KPMG

Business
Shares in Debenhams plunged 17% after the troubled retailer called in advisers as it considers plans that could lead to the closure of stores. Debenhams is considering a list of options that include a company voluntary agreement (CVA), a controversial way to reduce debts and close stores, Sky sources said.Other options the firm could be looking at include renegotiating leases on stores that are up for renewal, selling off its Danish arm Magasin du Nord and giving up space in some of its large stores.The company has brought in KPMG to help draw up the turnaround plans, according to The Sunday Telegraph.In a statement, Debenhams said: "Like all companies, Debenhams frequently works with different advisors on various projects in the normal course of business."CVAs have been us...
Fresh crackdown on nuisance calls

Fresh crackdown on nuisance calls

Business
People being harassed by cold calls about PPI compensation or personal injury claims could gain some respite under new rules being introduced by the government.The new measures mean companies will only be allowed to contact people who have opted-in to receive the calls.Claims management companies that break the rules can be fined up to £500,000.Minister for Digital Margot James said: "Today we are one step closer to ending the menace of nuisance calls.""This is probably the single biggest move we've made against these companies," she added."Our new laws mean people will now have to give consent to receive calls and have the power to choose where they seek compensation for personal injury claims or mis-sold payment protection insurance."Previously co...