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Top speed at the foot of Mount Fuji
Top speed at the foot of Mount Fuji
10/6/2014 11:27:30 AM
For the fifth of its eight rounds the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) heads to Japan, where the race takes place at the foot of Mount Fuji on October 12. The traditional Fuji Speedway has been fundamentally modernised in the past decade and is famous for its long main straight. It stretches a good 1,500 metres and should allow the Porsche 919 Hybrids to reach top speeds …
Study: Public Feels More Negative Toward People With Drug Addiction Than Those With Mental Illness
10/6/2014 11:25:34 AM
People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don’t support insurance, housing, and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. A report on the findings, which appears in the October issue of …
BT launches ‘next generation text’ service
10/6/2014 8:54:44 AM
BT has today launched its new Next Generation Text (NGT) service, which will make it much easier for people with hearing and speech impairment to make phone calls. NGT enables people who need to use text, to communicate with others over the phone either directly or through a relay assistant. The relay assistant acts as an intermediary to convert speech to text and vice …
Wells Fargo Awards Second $250,000 “What Makes a Home” Contest Winner
10/3/2014 10:00:36 AM
Lisa Stenzel of Timnath, Colorado knew that home was the best place for her special-needs son Ty to heal and grow. His tough journey to become a happy, healthy toddler inspired the video she entered to win the Wells Fargo “ What Makes a Home ” contest. The win will help the family reach a number of their financial goals that include purchasing their current home and …
The Petco Foundation and Natural Balance® Pet Foods Celebrate Service and Therapy Animals with Helping Heroes Campaign
10/3/2014 9:39:58 AM
The Petco Foundation and Natural Balance Pet Foods ® are once again joining forces to celebrate service and therapy animals nationwide this October with a Helping Heroes fundraiser benefiting organizations that support these special, heroic animals. “Service and therapy animals offer their handlers the chance to live fuller lives, to achieve lifelong goals, embark on …
Global Youth Ag-Summit will take place in Australia in 2015
10/3/2014 9:35:16 AM
Bayer CropScience and Future Farmers Network (FFN) Australia are hosting the Global Youth Ag-Summit / Essay applications now being accepted online through January 30, 2015 on Every day the world’s population increases by 233,000 people, growing from 7.2 billion people today to more than 9 billion by 2050, according to estimates by the United Nations. …
Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity, UCLA psychology study finds
Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity, UCLA psychology study finds
10/3/2014 9:19:53 AM
White Americans may view diversity and multiculturalism more negatively as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation, UCLA psychologists report. As part of their study, the researchers divided 98 white Americans from all regions of the country — half male, half female, with an average age of 37 — randomly into two groups. One group was told that whites will …
Five Important Safety Rules For National Stop Bullying Month
10/2/2014 2:54:31 PM
October is National Stop Bullying Month and the third full week of October (this year, Oct. 12-18) is National Bullying Bystanders Unite Week. This week is a time to educate youth on how to safely come to the aid of someone being bullied. The campaign was created in 2010 by the international bullying prevention nonprofit organization Hey U.G.L.Y. – Unique Gifted Lovable You in …
Navdy Announces $6.5 Million Seed Round Led by Upfront Ventures
10/2/2014 1:30:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – (October 2, 2014) — Today the creators of Navdy , the breakthrough Head-Up Display (HUD) for any car , are announcing the company has closed $6.5 million in Seed Round funding, led by Upfront Ventures . This was the company’s first ever round and was highly oversubscribed, nearly 3X the original plans for raising $2.4 million. Other participating funds … Releases Open Letter to Pope Francis Addressing the Needs of Divorced and Remarried Catholics Ahead of Synod of Bishops
10/2/2014 1:15:20 PM
Marietta, GA, USA - , the leading organization providing resources to help Catholics who have experienced divorce or separation, released an open letter to Pope Francis calling on the Church to take responsibility for its role in alienating Catholics after divorce, and details concrete solutions on how to resolve this persistent problem.  The letter, …
Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize Can Help with Exercise, Psychology Study Finds
10/2/2014 9:59:32 AM
New research suggests the adage that encourages people to keep their “eyes on the prize” may be on target when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific target ahead can make the distance to it appear shorter and help people walk there faster, psychology researchers have found. Their study, which compares this technique to walking while looking around …
Judgment and decision-making: brain activity indicates there is more than meets the eye
Judgment and decision-making: brain activity indicates there is more than meets the eye
10/2/2014 9:50:27 AM
People make immediate judgments about images they are shown, which could impact on their decisions, even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information, a study of brainwaves led by The University Of Melbourne has found. Published today in PLOS ONE, the study is the first in the world to show that it is possible to predict abstract judgments from …
Allstate to Make Comprehensive, Supportive Guide Available to Every Person in the U.S. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
10/2/2014 9:48:05 AM
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Allstate Insurance Company today announced it is partnering with bestselling author Hollye Jacobs to provide "The Silver Lining Companion Guide" to any person in the U.S. diagnosed with breast cancer. The guide was specially created to provide important information, practical tips and inspiration for those navigating through …
Do Daily Deal Coupon Sites Do More Harm Than Good?
Do Daily Deal Coupon Sites Do More Harm Than Good?
10/2/2014 8:04:31 AM
Carmel Raineri, owner of Australian-owned Ozzie Deals site, said local business find it hard to continue to sell their services or products once they advertise a deal at a heavily discounted price on a daily coupon site. “You may buy a discounted deal for a facial rejuvenation session for $39.00 which normally would cost $99.00 at your local beauty store, but you will not …