Soft drink sugar tax starts, but will it work?

How will it work? The levy is being applied to manufacturers – whether they pass it on to consumers or not is up to them. Drinks with more than 8g per 100ml will face a tax rate equivalent to 24p per litre. Those containing 5-8g of sugar per 100ml will face a slightly lower rate of tax, of 18p per litre. Pure fruit juices will be exempt as they do…

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My Son Pioneered an Epilepsy Drug Derived From Marijuana. An FDA Panel Just Approved It

Yesterday morning a tall, lanky 16-year-old boy in a red polo shirt stood at a podium in front of a roomful of doctors, scientists, and regulators and told them about how a drug they were considering for approval had changed his life. “I had seizures for 10 years,” he said. “My parents tell me there were times I had seizures 100 times a day.” Now, he said, he has been…

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Fresno State says Barbara Bush-bashing professor can be fired despite tenure

Video McBride: Barbara Bush destigmatized AIDS, promoted feminism “I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say,” she wrote on Twitter. The university’s provost, Lynnette Zelezny, referred to the professor’s comments as “disrepectful” during a news conference Wednesday, and said the school is taking the situation “very seriously.”…

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Fancy New Suspension Could Make Car Rides a Lot Smoother

America’s roads are rough. Underspending on infrastructure has left them filled with potholes, something the AAA estimates costs drivers $3 billion a year in repairs to their cars. President Trump’s $200 billion infrastructure plan aims to fix some of the country’s freeways, highways, and byways. “Our roads are in bad shape,” Trump said, unveiling the plan. “And we’re going to get the roads in great shape.” But the way the…

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Can SaaS principles transform political campaigns as we know them?

In life, they say you get what you pay for. That is no less true in politics, which is fueled by campaign donations and lobbying dollars that move policy on every important issue under the sun. The disclosed expenditures of the DC lobbying industry are more than $3 billion per year, while just the presidential political campaigns spent more than $1.5 billion in 2016. Despite the key role that money…

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How the March for Science Became a Movement

In January 2017, what started as a subreddit thread about the new White House scrubbing all mention of climate change from its official government website became, just three months later, the single biggest pro-science demonstration in the history of humankind. On April 22, more than a million people across all seven continents took to the streets (and dirt roads and snowfields) to declare themselves, not dispassionately, for the fundamental political…

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Trump Invited Vladimir Putin to the White House, Says Kremlin

President Trump has reportedly invited Vladimir Putin to the White House for a visit, according to a statement from the Kremlin. Putin aide Yury Ushakov reporter, a senior U.S. official did not deny that Trump floated the idea of a White House summit, noting that no planning has begun as yet. According to a TASS state media report, Ushakov told journalists that since the U.S. and Russia has expelled their…

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A protestor was handed this lollipop at March for Our Lives. The reason why is chilling.

In the second grade, a dentist pulled my tooth with no anesthetic. It had been hanging by a thread, and while I remember the pain being immense at the time, it was quickly subdued by a visit to the dental office’s toy box, where I found a sticker and a small bottle of bubbles. The dentist handed over my tooth, too, and told me to put it under my pillow….

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Oops. Fox News poll finds Planned Parenthood is more popular than the NRA.

The NRA is running out of places to hide. Even a Fox News poll found people are losing faith in the group. There could hardly be a more favorable place for the National Rifle Association to have its popularity tested. Instead, a new poll commissioned by Fox News found that the NRA’s approval has dipped to 49%, down from 56% in 2013. Negative views of the group have also risen…

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Jimmy Kimmel asked a 2nd grader to explain trade to Trump. She didn’t disappoint.

Managing global economics isn’t for everyone. It takes levelheadedness, a knack for diplomacy, and a basic understanding of math. Unfortunately, if the recent tweets by businessman-turned-President Donald Trump are any indication, he may be lacking in all three. On April 4, Trump tweeted that “when you’re already $500 billion DOWN, you can’t lose!” When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2018…

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The high-stakes battle for the Pentagons winner-take-all cloud contract

There is a battle afoot, one you might not have heard about yet, but it involves a high-stakes winner-take-all contract for the Department of Defense’s cloud contract. It could involve billions of dollars and when a humongous sum of money meets a set of powerful tech companies, intrigue can’t be far behind. The story even has a Star Wars reference with the Pentagon dubbing the project the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure…

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How to Sell more, sell fast with unlimited landing pages and websites built in minutes without Hosting, Coding, Designing or Copywriting Skills.

Are you tired of running after your designers and copywriters so that you can sell a product or service from a decent looking page? Stop right now and fire both of them. You won’t need them ever again! From the 7 Figure Marketer Daniel Adetunji comes a brand-new software… FastEye Pages  A new Landing Page and Website builder with high-converting pre-written copywriting packages included. All the page builders until now have…

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Another GOP congressman announces he’s resigning

Washington (CNN)Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Charlie Dent announced Tuesday he is resigning in the “coming weeks,” a decision that came after he first said he’d be retiring at the end of his term in Congress. In a statement Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, thanked Dent for his service. “Charlie Dent is a voice of reason and civility that breaks through the chaos and partisanship of Washington and he will…

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SNL: Alec Baldwins Trump Admits I Dont Care About America

This weeks Saturday Night Live opened with a special news alert from President Donald Trumps Ultimately, SNLs Trump took more questions than the actual president did at his caravan of immigrants heading towards the U.S. for the plot of Max Max: Fury Road. Here is the thing that no one else is saying and Im the only one whos willing to actually say this, Baldwins Trump concluded. I dont care…

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Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes about first lady Melania Trump striking a nerve with viewers?

Video Jimmy Kimmel mocks Melania Trump’s accent Late-night host goes after the first lady and impersonates her accent. Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy shares her personal story. ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s recent jokes about first lady Melania Trump are apparently offending a lot of viewers. An online petition launched recently, calling for a boycott of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” has attracted more than 47,000 signatures, toward a goal of 50,000. Organizers say…

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Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush ‘amazing racist’ and says she’s happy ‘witch is dead’

Bush, 92, died Tuesday, just days after the family announced she was failing in health and would refuse further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, was “broken-hearted” over the loss of his “beloved Barbara,” while former President George W. Bush called his mother “a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other.” But the Fresno State professor was apparently not touched…

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