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Litesprite’s game for treating depression gets an endorsement from Bayer’s startup accelerator

Litesprite had the vision years ago to use a mobile video game to help treat patients with problems such as stress, anxiety, or depression. And it only seems like there’s more and more demand for something that can treat these problems, which afflict as many as 40 million Americans. And that’s a reason that Bayer, […]


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PG&E Begins Mass Power Shutoffs in California Over Fire Danger
Cuts are planned for 18 Northern and central California counties
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Hong Kong students' sewer escape thwarted; row with Britain grows
Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but fireman prevented the escape by blocking a trapdoor into the system.
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Ex-Worker at U.K. Consulate in Hong Kong Says China Tortured Him
Simon Cheng spoke out publicly for the first time since he was detained in early August at the end of a business trip from Hong Kong to mainland China.
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Jury Awards $58 Million to Families in Lawsuit Against Body Donation Facility Accused of Fraud
The now-closed Biological Resource Center of Arizona claimed donated bodies would be used for medical research
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11 killed in Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria
The Israeli military said it hit multiple targets belonging to Iran’s elite Quds force in Syria.
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Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him
A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests, the BBC and Wall Street Journal reported.
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Twitter accuses Tories of misleading public in 'factcheck' row
Conservatives under fire after rebranding account as factchecking service during leaders’ debateLatest election news - live updatesTwitter has accused the Conservatives of misleading the public after they rebranded one of their official party accounts to make it look like a factchecking service during the ITV leaders’ debate.The party was widely criticised on Tuesday night when it temporarily changed the name of its Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office Twitter account, which is followed by nearly 76,000 users, to factcheckUK from its usual CCHQPress. Continue reading...
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This hotel room costs $1 a night. The catch? You have to livestream your stay
When 27-year-old Tetsuya Inoue began running Asahi Ryokan -- the Fukuoka, Japan hotel owned by his grandmother last year -- he wondered how he could improve business in the new economy.
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Strike certificate issued at South Africa's Comair: union
A strike certificate has been issued at South African airline Comair as part of a secondary strike against South African Airways, a spokeswoman for the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa said on Wednesday.
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REFILE--Swedbank says it is not aware of alleged violation of U.S. sanctions
Swedbank said on Wednesday it was not aware of any violations by the bank of U.S. sanctions against Russia but said it continued to investigate money laundering after a Swedish television report that alleged such a breach.
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Patrick Kluivert Says Ansu Fati May Need to Drop Down to Barcelona B Team
Ansu Fati may have to drop down to the Barcelona B side in order to get regular game time, according to Blaugrana academy director Patrick Kluivert...
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Emirates president says to restart airline expansion by early 2020s
Emirates airline will restart its expansion by the early 2020s, company President Tim Clark said on Wednesday at the Dubai Airshow.
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UK outraged at 'torture' of ex-Hong Kong consulate employee
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China's treatment of a former employee of Britain's Hong Kong consulate who told a newspaper Chinese secret police beat him as they sought information about pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.
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Brazil Manager Tite Defends Limited Rodrygo Minutes in International Friendlies
Brazil manager Tite has said patience is required with Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes after he received limited playing time during the recent international break...
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Knicks’ David Fizdale relying on Marcus Morris’ leadership
Marcus Morris has been keeping David Fizdale up at night — not as a headache, but as a source to lessen the Knicks coach’s worries. “Always,” Fizdale said. “I mean, it’s like I almost expect to get a text from Marcus at night: ‘Coach, what do you need for the next day? What do you...
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The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world | Clare Considine and Helen Russell
In Denmark, children’s homes are places of stability, comfort and support. Now a British entrepreneur is bringing the model to the UKA dolls’ house with shutters on the windows and tendrils of ivy painted on the walls stands opposite a dressing table adorned with stickers, trinkets and coloured hair-clips.The room’s occupant is gesturing with sparkly nails, giving a tour of the premises and explaining how she picked out her own furniture and fittings from Ikea when she first arrived. Continue reading...
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How to watch the November Democratic debate
The debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will start at 9 p.m. ET, last for two hours and will be hosted at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.       
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Strikes at Lufthansa units possible despite arbitration: union
Strikes at Lufthansa units Eurowings, Germanwings Cityline and Sunexpress remain possible despite arbitration talks at the German carrier, a spokesman for trade union UFO said on Wednesday.
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Charities call for end to 'gagging law' in run-up to elections
NGO leaders say Lobbying Act stops them from representing the most vulnerable in society Latest election news – live updatesLeading charities are calling on the next government to lift the legal gag which prevents them from campaigning for the poor and marginalised in society.Heads of non-governmental organisations, including Friends of the Earth, Shelter, Liberty, End Violence Against Women, the Quakers and the Howard League, have written to all the main political parties calling for greater freedom to speak out. Continue reading...
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New York college student, 20, falls to death while hiking
A group was exploring old cement caves and trails at a Kingston park but got lost and were returning along a cliff when the student fell.
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Donald Trump tariff threat hangs over global stock markets – business live
Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news as shares in Asia fall 7.50am GMT Twitter has rebuked the Conservative party for misleading the public by changing its account name to “factcheckUK” during Tuesday evening’s general election debate.With the exceptions of Facebook and perhaps Google, Twitter is arguably the most powerful private company when it comes to the general election. The US social network has banned political advertising, but it usually steers clear of policing content or making decisions about “fake news” from politicians.Twitter is committed to facilitating healthy debate throughout the UK general election.We have global rules in place that prohibit behaviour that can mislead people, including those with verified accounts. Any further attempts to mislead people by editing verified profile information - in a manner seen during the UK Election Debate - will result in decisive corrective action. Related: General election: Tories misled public with 'factcheck' stunt, says Twitter – live news 7.37am GMT Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.A look at Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is enough to tell you that the US president has other things (impeachment) on his mind, but behind the scenes the wheels are still turning on trade negotiations between the US and China.If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.My early assessment is that we have not found the right balance between getting the benefits of Group scale and staying close to local markets. We are suffering from organisational complexity, and we are trying to do too much at once with multiple large-scale initiatives running in parallel. Continue reading...
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Vegan outcry forces vet school to nix nude calendar photo
The image sparked a backlash online after the Veterinary Vegan Network condemned it.
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Spurs appoint Mourinho as head coach
Jose Mourinho has been hired as the next head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, the English soccer club has announced.
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Two U.S. military members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
Officials promptly dismiss Taliban claim that it downed the craft but say the cause of the crash is being investigated
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Microsoft Teams passes 20 million daily users, up more than half in 4 months
Microsoft said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million in July.
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Self-Portrait by Celia Paul review – life with and without Lucian Freud
The artist Celia Paul, increasingly frustrated by frequent mentions of her turbulent relationship in books and articles, decided to tell her own revealing storyThe sight of just one painting by Celia Paul is enough to stamp her artistic personality in the viewer’s mind. In the past, occasional encounters with her work revealed her liking for single figures in a darkish, indeterminate setting. A deep melancholy prevails. She herself admits that these intensely personal and private paintings seem to have a “keep out” notice in front of them. But then, at All Too Human, an exhibition at Tate Britain of postwar figurative art, a large oil, Family Group (1984-86), stopped many visitors in their tracks. It showed her four sisters crowded around her mother, all squeezed on to a wrought iron bed, as if afloat on a raft, painted after the death of her father. Paul wanted to show them “without a navigator and longing for guidance”, also “huddling together for warmth and protection”. It is only the limited space of the bed that causes the huddling and there is no eye contact between the women. Yet a deep, connective empathy is conveyed.Paul has now turned 60. The publication of this, her first book, is of great significance. In her youth she kept a diary. When she began writing poems, their need for economical expression proved a bridge towards the wordless language of paint, as painting gradually took over. But having recently returned to writing again, she has found a new confidence, in words, in herself and in her painting. Much of the narrative in this book circles around her turbulent relationship with Lucian Freud. After his death, she noticed mentions of herself in his obituaries, as well as articles and books, and became determined to tell her own story. No longer wanting to remain simply a part of Freud’s story, she wanted to make him part of her story, a narrative about her life as a painter. Continue reading...
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100 years of Scottish life - in pictures
Scotland’s Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection celebrates Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through to the 1940s. The photographs were amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon and illustrate a century of dramatic transformation and innovationUntil 16 February 2020 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery Continue reading...
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Alleged Neo-Nazi leader accused of urging synagogue vandalism was an NJ firefighter
He started in the department through a program that introduces Boy Scouts to potential careers in firefighting.
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Oxford Union president steps down in wake of blind student row
Brendan McGrath resigns from debating society after student forcibly removed from eventThe president of the Oxford Union has resigned his position after a blind student was forcibly removed from a debate event by a security guards.Ebenezer Azamati, a postgraduate student, was taken from the venue by a security guard when he tried to return to his seat before the debate last month. Continue reading...
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Woman literally gives shirt off her back to save burning koala in Australia
A woman in Australia removed her shirt and rushed in the smoldering brush to rescue a koala bear caught near the flames amid the recent spate of fires. The brave rescuer, who identified herself as Toni, was seen on video disrobing before charging toward the flames and taking the koala into her arms, according to...
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Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with 'factcheck' account
Twitter said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look like a fact checking service during a televised election debate.
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'Friends' props and costumes to be auctioned
Do you remember that episode of "Friends" when Joey and Chandler got robbed and were left with nothing but a canoe in their living room? Or the time Chandler accidentally said "I love you" to Monica while her head was buried in a turkey?
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'He got away with it': how the founder of Bikram yoga built an empire on abuse
A new Netflix documentary takes a no-holds-barred look at yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, still training teachers after dozens of accusations of abuseIn recent years, there’s been a growing discourse on intense fitness classes – Crossfit, SoulCycle – as the new secular religion. But if there was one branch that pushed the envelope from religion to near-fanatic cultishness, it’s Bikram yoga, the 90-minute routine of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 120 degrees founded by Bikram Choudhury. Clad in his signature tiny black Speedo and tight ponytail, Choudhury lorded over an empire built on sweat, devotion and $10k a pop teacher trainings – and, as explained in a new Netflix documentary, sexual harassment, rape and maniacal control. Continue reading...
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Tom Hanks discovers that he’s actually related to Mr. Rogers
Tom Hanks doesn't just play Fred Rogers in an upcoming biopic about the lovable kids' television host — he's related to him. Sixth cousins, actually.
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Ex-Peak team at Dream Games raises $7.5 million for mobile puzzle games
Dream Games, a Turkish studio founded by five former Peak Games developers, has raised $7.5 million for mobile puzzle games.
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Jose Mourinho Appointed Tottenham Manager After Mauricio Pochettino Firing
Jose Mourinho has been confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs made the shock announcement on Tuesday night that they had parted ways with former manager Mauricio ...
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TV tonight: a heartbreaking look at Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs
More than 25,000 people have been killed in the Philippines since 2016. Plus: the shocking story of the 1979 raid on MeccaAfter Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines in 2016, he swiftly began his “war on drugs”. In the years since, some 25,000 people have been killed, labelled as drug runners or dealers. With many of these killings occurring on the street and by masked gunmen, this documentary follows a group of photojournalists seeking to expose the true cost of this violence. It is a gripping real-life neo-noir on the heartbreaking human consequences of political bluster. Ammar Kalia Continue reading...
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'From Abba to Zappa': Michael Putland's shots of rock royalty – in pictures
Putland is said to have snapped every major musical star from A-Z. Now, the new book The Music I Saw pairs images of the many stars he captured over his 50-year career – including the Rolling Stones, the Cure and Donna Summer – with his memories of this heady era of music historyAn exhibition of images of Putland’s book is at Lucy Bell Gallery, London, until 16 January Continue reading...
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I cannot take a five-star trip to a sea as clear as vodka, but a day trip is even better | Hannah Jane Parkinson
A miniature jaunt to British pebbles or historical cities is a way of experiencing the world in bitesizeOK, let’s get the bad out of the way: the portmanteau “daycation”, a monstrous offshoot of the almost-equally offensive “staycation”. Given that I believe day trips are 12-hour delights, they do not deserve to be labelled in such a painful way.Wherever one lives, and whatever one feels about that place, there is never a downside to going on a miniature jaunt. It’s a means of experiencing the world in bitesize; broadening one’s horizons, but not too much. If the trip goes badly, it doesn’t matter, because: a) it is short and b) it has the effect of casting a new light on one’s regular environment. Continue reading...
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Holiday Autos tries to slip out of paying us a refund for the cost of our no-show car
We booked a hire car but there wasn’t one … and we had to pay another £300-plusI booked a rental car at Alicante Airport through Holiday Autos and arranged to collect it at midnight on 13 July. I paid the £120.45 in advance and received a booking voucher and confirmation that I was to collect it from the supplier, Rhodium. When we arrived at the rental desk, Rhodium first said it couldn’t locate the booking, and then that it had been cancelled by Holiday Autos. Holiday Autos then claimed that Rhodium did not have the car in stock and advised us to use a different hire company and then make a claim for compensation. Continue reading...
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Radical plans aim to give power back to frontline social workers | David Brindle
A new system modelled on the Netherlands Buurtzorg approach could increase the time spent with families by 60%Plans have been drawn up to revolutionise social work with children and families, giving the UK’s frontline social workers autonomy to manage their own cases and freeing them from tiers of management and stifling bureaucracy. Time spent with clients could rise by as much as 60%, it is claimed, with average caseloads cut by a fifth – at no additional cost to the system.The radical plans are modelled on the Buurtzorg approach to district nursing in the Netherlands and have been developed over the past seven months by work among a group of more than 80 people, including social workers, academics, parents and family rights activists. Continue reading...
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Thanks Obama, but these patronising lectures are getting old
The former president has been disparaging the activist left again, this time to a meeting of wealthy Democratic donors. But, as he used to believe, change is much neededBarack Obama used to be the Hope and Change guy. He wrote a book called The Audacity of Hope. His campaign slogans were: “Yes we can!” and: “Change you can believe in”. He inspired people to dream big and, at his rallies, exhilarated crowds chanted: “Fired up! Ready to go!”But that was a long time ago. Obama is older now and wiser. He realises hope can sometimes be too audacious and he appears to have adopted new slogans to reflect that. “No we can’t!” and “Don’t believe in change – it’s too hard to achieve.” Post-presidency, his rallying cry seems to be: “Simmer down, kids: you’re going way too far to the left.” Continue reading...
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Calls to scrap ‘immoral’ NHS fee for foreign staff
Exclusive: medical associations say surcharge rise will worsen staffing crisisBoris Johnson’s plans to charge foreign staff who help save British lives £625 a year to use the NHS will worsen its staffing crisis, medical associations have warned.They have reacted with dismay over the prime minister’s proposal to extend the so-called health surcharge to nurses, doctors and other medical and ancillary staff who come to work in the NHS from EU27 countries. Continue reading...
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Hospice boss Mark Jarman-Howe: ‘Why am I the only one speaking out on assisted dying?’
Giving people control over how and when they die would reduce unavoidable suffering, says the chief of one of the largest hospices in EnglandWe are failing our patients by not engaging openly and honestly with the issue of assisted dying,” says Mark Jarman-Howe, chief executive of St Helena, the largest hospice in the east of England. “We have to end the climate of fear that surrounds discussion of this in the hospice and palliative care sectors, or more than 6,000 people a year will continue to die in avoidable suffering.” Related: We hospice CEOs shouldn't stay silent – the sector must accept assisted dying Continue reading...
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'What will be left for us?' Lagos fishermen lament the oil refinery
In Nigeria’s megacity, rampant development and a growing population are forcing communities to go further for fishAlmost as soon as the fishermen arrive with their haul, it disappears. The fish market in Epe, at the edge of Lagos, now runs like a kind of seafood cabal, with demand so high that many miss out. The major buyers are served as a priority – the big Lagos restaurants, a few cold room owners, then the rest. Sometimes smaller fishermen will sell to favoured market-stall holders. There is simply not enough to go around.“When I couldn’t find red snappers in Victoria Island, a friend suggested I go to the Epe market. But the snappers were not there either,” says Enita Aderemi, a local freelance writer. “The freshwater catfish I found cost three times the price I bought them for three months ago, a price that was already high.” Continue reading...
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Try 6 months of Spotify Premium for free by following these simple steps
TL;DR: Get six months of Spotify Premium for free when you spend more than £49 on Currys PC World. We've been waiting a long time for Black Friday deals, and now it seems like all of that waiting was worth it. There are already loads of impressive deals, but some have gone under the radar. One deal that may have escaped your attention is the free Spotify Premium promotion on Currys PC World. It's a really great offer, and one that is easy to redeem if you follow a few easy steps. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? The first thing you need to do is purchase any laptop, video game, games console, gaming accessory, tablet, smart TV, smartwatch, or audio product for more than £49. You’ll then get a unique code when you’ve bought the qualifying product. This can be redeemed on the Spotify site.  Read more...More about Spotify, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Currys Pcworld
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The Post’s viewing guide to the fifth Democratic debate
Ten Democratic White House hopefuls will once again take the debate stage on Wednesday night, vying to make an impression on a national television audience as polling and fundraising restrictions continue to narrow the field. Here’s what you need to know before the candidates square off in the fifth round of Democratic debates. How to...
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Alibaba on track to raise $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing
Alibaba's highly anticipated Hong Kong debut has a price tag.
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