Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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Lifestyle Express store makes switch to Spar

The leasehold shop, in the village of Winscombe, had recently been refitted, but L&F Jones decided to sell it off as part of a “strategic review”. The successful buyer is Aruna Gamage, who previously ran Crossroads Filling Station in nearby Cheddar on behalf of the MRH petrol station group. Gamage has entered into a new agreement with Spar wholesaler Appleby Westward , which has already helped re-merchandise the store. He said: “I have been looking for a convenience store in the local area, so I could run my own business…

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20th Annual IAC Conference Addresses A Rapidly Changing Fashion Environment

The 20th annual Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) Conference was held Thursday and Friday at the Museum of The City of New York. Founded by Lisa Koenigsberg, IAC’s primary activities are conferences, publications, and exhibitions that take an interdisciplinary approach, considering issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony, cultural preservation, and the future of culture. This year the conference featured a “think tank” gathering of leaders, associations, and trendsetter, exploring the fluidity and changes affecting the fashion industry, including how disruptors bring innovation and revolution to the design story….

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Amazon and ASOS quizzed by lawmakers over ‘fast fashion’ sustainability

Bloomberg | Getty Images Completed customer orders sit in a trolley at Asos Plc’s distribution warehouse in Barnsley, U.K. Lawmakers in the U.K. have questioned online “fast fashion” retailers about the impact of their production processes on workers and the environment. Mary Creagh, chair of the U.K. government’s Environmental Audit Committee, wrote to five online-only fashion retailers — including global firms Amazon and ASOS — to request information on areas including staff wages, the life-cycle of the garments sold, and steps being taken to reduce the environmental and social impact…

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What to Do if You’re Facing a Lawsuit Because of an Injury on Your Ranch

Your ranch might be dangerous for a few reasons. You might have horses, cows or other large animals on the property, and there is always the chance that someone could get injured when spending time around these animals. You might have tractors and other equipment on your farm that could be dangerous. Be Careful About What You Say It’s natural to want to provide immediate assistance if someone gets hurt on your property. Of course, calling for help and asking if the person is okay are important things to do…

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The Lotus Seven Isn’t Just a Car, It’s a Lifestyle

When it comes to cars, some are more involved than others. The original Lotus Seven isn’t one of those cars you can just get in anytime you want and go to the grocery store—there’s an entire lifestyle around it you have to commit to. Maxime Gransart, subject of this latest Petrolicious video starring a Lotus Seven, explains this lifestyle well. It provides an experience that no other cars can, at the cost of being extremely minimalistic—there’s no roof, no climate control, and barely any room in the cockpit. While some…

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Reinventing banks as lifestyle advisers

Banks are facing increasing pressure for growing their business in the face of the emergence of new competition across all their service areas. The profound changes in consumer behaviour, technological innovations, the availability of a massive amount of data and the connected lifestyle of customers has led to a blurring of industry boundaries. Now we have a situation where a bank is competing with not only other banks but also the e-commerce players, digital wallets, postal services, retailers and technology players. The level of consumer engagement with the brand will be the…

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10 best new gadgets to buy in November 2018

OnePlus has a new phone, Nokia released its 8.1, there’s a 55-inch TV and Samsung has a new watch. As the year winds down, tech companies pull out their best releases to cash in on the festive spirit. From phones and watches, cameras and headphones, iPads and Kindles, there’s a lot going around to pick up from. Here are the… 10 best new gadgets to buy in November 2018 Leica’s new snapshooter, OnePlus’ latest flagship killer and all the hottest gadgets you can buy in the month of November. 1….

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The Best Street Style From Lagos Fashion Week

When you’re in Lagos, there’s no such thing as overdressed. Fashion in the Nigerian style capital is fearless: Locals embrace rich color and pattern, out-of-towners attempt to keep up, and the world watches to see what trends will arise next. Each season, as editors and attendees descend on the city to experience the collections, the bar for street fashion is raised just a little higher. You never know what to expect from the guests, whether they’re in full runway looks from luxury houses or one-of-a-kind pieces from under-the-radar talents. A…

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Budget pledges on health and social care dismissed as ‘sticking plaster’

eter Byrne/PA Health experts have said the chancellor’s £20.5bn boost for the NHS in England by 2023 will leave the service still struggling to cope with rising demand for treatment. The pressure on already overloaded A&E and GP services will continue because Philip Hammond only gave an extra £650m to prop up crumbling social care services, it was claimed. Theresa May has promised the £20.5bn increase in NHS funding over the next five years will yield major improvements in cancer and mental health care. But doubts were raised about how…

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