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Lack of HIV knowledge revealed by survey raises concern among experts, activists

Lack of HIV knowledge revealed by survey raises concern among experts, activists

Health
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- HIV can't be passed from one person to another through a hug, but the reluctance of younger Americans to share the gesture with someone who is HIV positive has raised concerns that additional education on the disease is desperately needed. In a survey conducted by the Prevention Access Campaign, HIV-positive activists and drugmaker Merck, more than one quarter of HIV-negative "Millennials" who responded said they have avoided hugging, talking to or being friends with someone with HIV. Additionally, 30 percent said they would prefer not to interact socially with someone with HIV. Activists involved in the project say the results are evidence that many in the general population -- particularly those between 18 and 36 years of age -- remain poorly informed about the virus an...
Client best interest rule raises standards but ‘muddies the water’ on advisor, broker differences

Client best interest rule raises standards but ‘muddies the water’ on advisor, broker differences

Finance
Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesWhat is a suitable investment for someone? What is in an investor's best interest? What is the difference between a securities broker and a financial advisor? If you have no idea, you're not alone."There is still so much confusion with financial terms," said Ashley Guerra, chief compliance officer for registered investment advisor Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, ranked No. 12 on the CNBC FA 100 list of top financial advisors for 2019. "I don't see a lot more awareness of the issue among investors."I still have friends that call me their broker sometimes," she added.Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI), the new rules passed by the SEC in September, may have raised the standard of care required of brokers making investment recommendations to the...
Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Children In Need 2019: Star-studded BBC appeal raises £47.9m

Entertainment
Stars from Strictly Come Dancing, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders have helped this year's Children In Need TV appeal raise £47.9m.The five-hour telethon also featured England football players, a celebrity edition of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.Viewers also saw short films about some of the the 3,000 local projects supported by the charity.Last year, £50.6m was raised on the appeal night. Children in Need is the BBC's official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect.This year, comedian Tom Allen joined a pr
Rylan raises £845,000 with 24-hour Children In Need karaoke feat

Rylan raises £845,000 with 24-hour Children In Need karaoke feat

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Rylan Clark-Neal has raised more than £845,000 for Children In Need by singing non-stop karaoke for 24 hours.The presenter sang 231 songs, assisted by more than 90 celebrity guests, including Rick Astley, Nicole Scherzinger and Craig David.He ate spoonfuls of honey every hour to keep his vocal cords coated - along with the occasional Pudsey donut."I am in such a state this morning," Clark-Neal told Radio 2's Zoe Ball as he approached the end of the challenge."It doesn't feel real. None of it feels real."The crooning marathon was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and the BBC red button. In the last half hour of his challenge alone, the star raised more than £200,000 - with the tally reaching £845,239 by
Sorrell’s S4 Capital raises £100m to fund Google agency deal

Sorrell’s S4 Capital raises £100m to fund Google agency deal

Business
The marketing services mogul Sir Martin Sorrell will this week unveil a £100m share sale to fund another wave of takeover deals as his new venture edges closer to a £1bn valuation.Sky News has learnt that S4 Capital, which Sir Martin launched last year following his departure from WPP Group, will announce to the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning the launch of a placing and open offer. City sources said part of the proceeds of the fundraising will be used to finance the takeover of Firewood, the largest marketing agency in Silicon Valley.Founded in 2010 and employing more than 300 employees in the UK, Ireland, Mexico and the US, Firewood specialises in digital creative campaigns for clients including Facebook, VMWare, cloud software provider Salesforce, LinkedIn and the navigation ap