Day: March 29, 2021

Sport

Georgia’s voting law leads to calls for some sporting events to be moved or canceled

A leading black civil rights group calls on the PGA Tour to withdraw from the upcoming Masters tournament in Augusta after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp last week signed one of the most restrictive voting rights. “The PGA Tour and the Masters Tournament are both committed to helping diversify golf and tackle racial inequalities in this […]

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Volkswagen says it will become Voltswagen, then takes it back

Volt as in … electricity. Find? Because Volkswagen now sells electric vehicles. With this coming Thursday being April 1, aka April Fool’s Day, it wasn’t clear if this was a premature release of a real plan that was supposed to be announced in about a month – or simply from a premature publication of a […]

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Business

FTC Closes Beam Savings App in Interim Settlement

Beam aimed to allow users to earn higher interest rates on their money by interacting with its mobile savings app. CNBC Beam – the mobile savings app that imploded last year after a CNBC investigation found dozens of customers were unable to withdraw their money – has been shut down as part of an agreement […]

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Biden says war on Covid “is far from won”

Covid-19 likely arrived to people through an animal and probably didn’t start to spread until a month or two before it was noticed in December 2019, according to a draft report from the ‘World Health Organization. The least likely source is a laboratory leak, the WHO’s joint international team concluded. The WHO is expected to […]

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Business

Deadline to contribute to IRAs, HSA moved to May 17th

Steven Heap / EyeEm / Getty Images The deadline to contribute individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts are May 17, the same day that individual federal tax returns are due, the IRS said Monday. The announcement comes after the agency extended the filing deadline to May 17 from April 15 following increased calls for […]

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Health

How your posture changes with age

“With age comes wisdom,” noted writer Oscar Wilde. But he died at 46, too young to know firsthand what really comes with age – like fundamental changes in your posture. Live long enough and you will find that you cannot stand as straight as you once did. Your spine may even form a permanent curve, […]

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Brazilian defense minister resigns without explanation

In a statement released on Monday, Azevedo did not provide a reason to resign, but said he had “preserved” the army and left “in the certainty of the mission accomplished”. “I thank the President of the Republic, to whom I have devoted total loyalty during these more than two years, for the opportunity to have […]

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Business

Amazon’s PR campaign ahead of union vote shows how worried it is

An Amazon-sponsored billboard urging employees to return their unionizing ballots is seen on March 28, 2021 in Bessemer, Alabama. Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images Amazon is playing an aggressive defense against its detractors as it watches a historic union vote in one of its warehouses in Alabama. In recent days, Amazon has argued with a […]

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Health

The coronavirus is probably of animal origin: WHO report

March 29, 2021 – The novel coronavirus has most likely been transmitted from bats to humans via another species of mammals, while a laboratory leak of the virus is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy of a joint report by the World Health Organization and China on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic obtained […]

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These ancient Americans mummified parrots. Nobody knows why

Parrots and macaws are not native to Atacama, which is the world’s driest desert, but mummified feathers and birds have been found at archaeological sites in the area, according to a Penn State press release. University, published Monday. Many parrots have been mummified after death, some with their mouths open and tongues sticking out, and […]

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