Google Maps Now Shows Parking Spots, Gets Parking Difficulty Icon in More Cities

HIGHLIGHTS Google Maps is adding a new feature that car-riders will appreciate The company is also bringing Parking Spot feature to more cities Neither of the features are available in India just yet You can now count on Google Maps to help you find good parking spots in crowded malls and other places, thanks to the latest effort from Google as it continues to push the reach and use cases of its mapping service. Android users who rely on Google Maps will now see a new Find parking option when they type a destination, Google said….

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HOSPITAL FOOD ‘DIABOLICAL’ Report shows half of hospitals are failing to meet basic government food standards

Rules brought in to drive up standards include providing “flexible” meals and drinks day and night. But new data from the Department of Health shows only 54 per cent are fully compliant. Katherine Button, of the Campaign for Better Hospital Food, said: “The situation is diabolical. “When the hospital food standards were brought in two years ago, we were promised that these hospital food standards were legally binding. “With half of hospitals still not meeting even the basic standards, we can now see that this is demonstrably not the case….

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Education secretary nominee shows lack of experience and knowledg

Many believe that public schools will be under siege or underwater if Betsy DeVos wins confirmation to lead the U.S. Department of Education, which is likely to occur this week. The Michigan billionaire and school choice champion has no education training, did not attend public schools or send her own children — making her a departure from prior U.S. education secretaries who had long years in the profession and a strong commitment to public education. (Nor has she ever taken out a federal student loan for herself or her children.)…

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‘Mud Dragon’ fossil shows dinosaurs thrived on eve of destruction

In a humid, tropical jungle in southern China eons ago, a remarkably bird-like dinosaur with wing-like arms, a toothless beak and a dome-shaped crest atop its head became trapped in mud, struggled in vain to escape and died. Workmen blasting bedrock while building a school near the city of Ganzhou unearthed a beautifully preserved fossil of the roughly 6.5-foot-long (2-meter-long) dinosaur, nicknamed the “Mud Dragon,” still in that contorted position, scientists said on Thursday. The Cretaceous Period creature, called Tongtianlong limosus, lived 66 to 72 million years ago, at the…

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Study shows more than 50% of Americans suffer from multiple health challenges

With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study from Psychology, Health & Medicine highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now are. As the authors of the study, Elizabeth Lee Reisinger Walker and Benjamin G. Druss, observe: “The health of individuals in the U.S.A. is increasingly being defined by complexity and multimorbidity, the co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical conditions.” Given the medical and socio-economic difficulties often faced by people with mental illness, and the lack of research…

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Show’s over for veteran fashion elite as style insurgents seize front row

This was meant to be Vogue’s year. The British version of the magazine turned 100, resulting in, among other celebratory goings-on, an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, Vogue 100: A Century of Style, telling the story of one of the world’s most influential magazines. But a turn of events, and the social media reaction, threw a stiletto at the brand’s well-manicured public appearance and demonstrated very publicly an insurgency that is under way next to the catwalk. During a round-table discussion about Milan fashion week, editors on Vogue’s American…

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Survey shows one in five Israelis suffer from food insecurity

One in five Israeli citizens suffers from food insecurity as a result of economic difficulties, according to the results of a survey conducted by ‘Latet,’ (To Give). Other data accumulated by the National Insurance Institute shows that 100,000 families (approximately 400,000 people) suffer from food insecurity in Israel. The survey was conducted among 500 respondents and revealed that 20% did not eat balanced meals in the last year due to economic hardship, while 14% indicated that the amount of food they bought was insufficient, but lacked the money to purchase…

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Proximity food challenge shows it’s usually safe to be near allergy triggers

Of the estimated 15 million people in the U.S. with food allergies, nearly 6 million are children. And those who are severely allergic to a particular food item, especially kids, can become very anxious when they run into the problem food in any form. For example, someone with a peanut allergy who gets close to anyone eating peanuts or peanut butter may become extremely nervous and might want to run away. This can result in cutting back on social activities and feeling different and isolated. However, according to a recent article…

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New Orleans man untangles turtle from fishing line, dog shows up to ‘help’

A man working to free a turtle from some fishing line in New Orleans received some “help” from a curious dog that swam up to his boat. The video, posted to YouTube by M. Hood Fishing, shows the fisherman attempting to use a tree branch to help a turtle tangled in some discarded fishing line while a dog swims nearby. “This turtle appears to be hung up on something,” the filmer says. “Like some fishing line was wrapped around it. And me and this dog are out here trying to…

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Concerns About Hillary Clinton’s Health Abound, Poll Shows

Following a caught-on-camera health scare for Hillary Clinton over the weekend, a new Morning Consult survey reveals widespread concerns about her health among registered voters. The poll, taken Sept. 12 through Sept. 13, shows that eight in 10 (79 percent) said they have heard a lot or some about Clinton’s health concerns. It’s a high figure. For comparison, at its height, roughly nine in 10 said they had heard a lot or some about Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as the country’s top diplomat. Opinions on the former…

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