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Amsterdam to Ban Tours of Its Red-Light District

NY Times - Thu, 2019-03-21 10:39
The Dutch capital will prohibit guided visits to the area in an effort to tackle overcrowding by tourists and improve working conditions for prostitutes.

Etihad is still bleeding money. Is it time to merge with Emirates?

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 10:31
Etihad Airways has often come to the rescue of struggling airlines. Now it has serious problems of its own and may have to consider merging with its bigger neighbor to cut its losses.

Fed signals no rate cuts coming in 2019

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 10:28
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to hold interest rates steady as they shaved their growth forecast.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to host Palm Beach County Republicans. Reporters aren’t invited.

Washington Post - Thu, 2019-03-21 10:27
The president’s expected presence at the resort, where the annual Lincoln Day dinner is held, caused the local party to exclude the media.

Some Democrats want to completely overhaul US government

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 10:22
The list of big systemic changes that some Democratic presidential candidates are pushing is long and getting longer and it includes greatly expanding the size of the Supreme Court and throwing out the Electoral College.

Leaked photos raise questions about Venezuelan cop's death

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:55
Oscar Perez knew death was closing in, but he was still trying to make a deal.

Why Mueller cares about Donald Trump

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:46
CNN's Marshall Cohen explains what we know about President Trump's role in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

New AirPower Image With iPhone XS Appears Within Source Code on Apple's Website

MacRumors - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:44
Based on source code from the AirPods page of Apple's website in Australia, MacRumors has uncovered what appears to be a new image of the AirPower with an iPhone XS and the new AirPods wireless charging case on it, providing yet more evidence that Apple still plans to release the wireless charging mat at some point.


Apple updated its AirPods page yesterday after unveiling a second-generation pair, and this image was intended to showcase the new optional wireless charging case on a Qi-enabled charging mat, but Apple never ended up featuring the image publicly. We found it hidden within a CSS stylesheet.

A similar AirPower image with an older iPhone X was removed from the AirPods page yesterday after the wireless AirPods charging case was announced:


While the AirPower might still be coming after all, a specific release date remains unclear. The Wall Street Journal yesterday reported that Apple approved production of the AirPower earlier this year and reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said the AirPower will be released within the first half of 2019.

There was some hope that Apple would announce the AirPower today after announcing new iPads on Monday, new iMacs on Tuesday, and new AirPods on Wednesday, but that never materialized. We also didn't get a new iPod touch, although Kuo and other sources have indicated that one is coming at some point this year.

AirPower is designed to charge multiple Apple devices at once, including the iPhone 8 and newer, Apple Watch Series 3 and newer, and AirPods when they are placed in the new optional wireless charging case introduced yesterday. The images on the AirPods page have simply never showed the Apple Watch on the mat.

AirPower was in fact shown with an Apple Watch on it when previewed on stage and on the Apple Watch page earlier last year:


Thanks to Michael Bateman for tipping MacRumors.

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‘This is what leadership looks like’: U.S. Democrats rally as New Zealand bans military-style guns

Washington Post - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:41
"Turns out you can respond with thoughts and prayers," said. Rep Brendan Boyle (D-Penn.). "AND ACTION."

Jewish House Dem sorry for not being able to 'protect' constituents from Omar's rhetoric

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:39
A Jewish freshman Democratic congressman apologized to his constituents earlier this week for "not being able to protect" them from comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar that were widely condemned by the Jewish community as anti-Semitic.

The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work

NY Times - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:36
If you’ve presented in a meeting, you know the potentially calamitous effects of projecting your laptop screen — your naked, interior world, that is — before unsuspecting co-workers.

Critic’s Pick: ‘Us’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Creepy Latest Turns a Funhouse Mirror on Us

NY Times - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:36
The director of “Get Out” returns with a horror movie about a family terrorized by weird doubles. A dazzling Lupita Nyong’o heads up the terrific cast.

Critic’s Pick: ‘Us’ Review: Jordan Peele’s Creepy Latest Turns a Funhouse Mirror on Us

NY Times - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:36
The director of “Get Out” returns with a horror movie about a family terrorized by weird doubles. A dazzling Lupita Nyong’o heads up the terrific cast.

All the Democrats who have said they're running

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:30
The 2020 Democratic field is taking shape, with candidates revealing their intentions on a seemingly everyday basis.

Don Lemon: This is a trick Trump has played before

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:29
CNN's Don Lemon criticizes President Donald Trump for his recent remarks about the Mueller report, the late Sen. John McCain and George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Deer Park residents must stay inside after Texas chemical fire was put out

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:24
A massive chemical fire that filled the sky with smoke and flames for days in southeast Texas has finally been snuffed out. But its effects could still be dangerous.

Suspect in Utrecht shooting 'had terrorist intent'

CNN - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:15
Dutch prosecutors believe that the suspect in the Utrecht tram shooting that killed three people on Monday had a terrorist motive, but authorities are probing if this was combined with any "personal problems," according to a statement released on Thursday.

Yucatec Maya moms breastfeed longer after c-section

Futurity.org - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:15

Indigenous mothers in farming communities in Yucatán, Mexico, breastfeed for about 1.5 months longer following cesarean deliveries than they do following vaginal deliveries, research finds.

Researcher Amanda Veile, assistant professor of anthropology at Purdue University, believes this is possible because the mothers live in an exceptionally supportive breastfeeding environment.

“Moms living in this Mexican community don’t have to hide in a bathroom to feed their child when they are in public,” says Veile, a biological anthropologist who specializes in infant and child development. “Here, it is a cultural norm to breastfeed anytime, anywhere, and to sustain breastfeeding for longer than two years.

“And we think that prolonged breastfeeding offers protective benefits that reduces some of the health problems we often see in children delivered by C-section.”

Though the World Health Organization recommends an optimal C-section rate of 10-15 percent, the United States C-section rate is more than 30 percent. Although the surgery can save lives, there are concerns about health consequences for the children.

Veile’s paper appears in the American Journal of Human Biology’s special issue on the evolutionary and biocultural causes and consequences of rising cesarean delivery rates, of which Veile is a guest editor. Veile and Karen Rosenberg, a professor at the University of Delaware, are the guest editors of the special issue.

In Veile’s study, she and her team compared breastfeeding durations and childhood infection rates based on how the child was born to Yucatec Maya farmers. Following 88 children from birth until age 5, the results show that those children born via C-sections breastfed for about 2.7 years, whereas vaginally delivered children breastfed for just over 2.5 years. There was no difference in infection rates between the two groups of children.

“What a powerful message supporting breastfeeding,” Veile says. “We need to continue studying this issue, but it seems that these mothers, perhaps subconsciously, increased their breastfeeding efforts post-cesarean.”

Veile says that Yucatec Maya women do experience post-cesarean challenges in the hospital environment, such as prolonged separation from their infants, latching issues, and delayed milk let-down reflex. The mothers aim to overcome these challenges with determination, consumption of special foods, and the use of herbs and compresses. They also receive emotional support and breastfeeding advice from their family and friends.

“Now that C-sections are becoming more universal, it is important to understand more about the consequences for children’s health in a variety of settings,” Veile says. “This includes very rural communities worldwide that are transitioning to increased health care access, while simultaneously experiencing poor community sanitation and the double burden of malnutrition.”

Funding for the work came from the National Science Foundation, Purdue Research Foundation, and Dartmouth College. Veile worked with researchers at Purdue, Indiana University School of Medicine, and the University of Utah.

Source: Purdue University

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