Cystic fibrosis drug deadlock ‘must end’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLuis tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme: “I wish I could just have a normal life” The government must use its powers to break a deadlock in making a life-extending drug available to people with cystic fibrosis, campaigners say. Vertex, which makes Orkambi, has refused a £500m offer for the drug over five years – the “largest commitment” the NHS has ever made. Those affected want other drug firms to be asked to make a cheaper version. The Department of Health said its approach “remains urging Vertex to accept NHS England’s generous offer”. Vertex said it was “determined to find a solution that allows the NHS to provide patient access to our precision …

Warwick rape chat students ‘won’t return’

‘Public outcry’ In an update published on the university’s website on Monday afternoon, Vice Chancellor Stuart Croft said: “We are committed to ensuring the safety of our community. “I have today spoken to the two young men concerned and confirm that neither of them will be returning to the university. “I am continuing to listen to the views of students, staff and all members of our community here at Warwick and support them so that we can learn from this experience.” The update came as one Warwick professor told student newspaper The Boar it would be “completely untenable” for them to resume their studies. Responding to the news of the men not returning, one of the women targeted in the …

Woman Reunited With Message In A Bottle She Tossed Into The Sea Years Ago

Emily Edwards, 25, said she was a 7-year-old vacationing in Wales when she wrote a note to her future self and tossed it into the ocean. BBC. Hammond’s mum, Sue Cookson, told the BBC that her son found the bottle on the beach, and the family thought it would be fun to try and reunite it with the sender. was posted on social media.  “I phoned my dad looking for confirmation that I wasn’t going mad, but he confirmed that I did send the message as a 7-year-old,” she said, according to Edwards now hopes to repeat the message-in-a-bottle routine with her own infant daughter. “It’s a brilliant story to tell my little girl when she’s older and we can …

Dad Makes His Premature Baby Do Manly Things, And The Result Is Hilarious (OC)

My wife often helped out by holding him so I could put his hands/arms/legs in certain positions, holding things. After I got the pictures of Ryan, I would take some shots of anything that he couldn’t actually hold, like the ax swinging or the fish on the fishing line. After each shoot, I would comb through these hundreds of photos and choose the best ones. I then used Photoshop to remove myself from the pictures and combine the best parts of his body into a unified composite photo. My three pieces of advice for parents of premature babies are to be patient, be positive, and seek support. Scroll down below to see all the fun we had with Baby Ryan! …

Xbox Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch and more

A Microsoft cybersecurity expert is urging customers to stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser and only default to it as a "compatibility solution."Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Believe it or not, there are still people using Internet Explorer — and Microsoft would like them to stop. Microsoft cybersecurity expert Chris Jackson recently published a post on the official Windows IT Pro blog, titled “The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser.” Jackson urges users that it’s time to stop using its old web browser, a product Microsoft officially discontinued in 2015. In his post, Jackson explains how Microsoft customers still ask him Internet Explorer related questions for their business. The fact of the matter is that while …

Someone Points Out That Humans Are Capable Of Hysterical Strength And People Share Stories

Tumblr is a bubbling pot of content, varying from endless text posts of different assortment to hilarious (or at times offensive) memes to millions of photos. You can find almost anything you’re looking for, although might come across something that you never even wanted to see. And while posts on that social media platform can swing from one extreme to another, it is no secret that there are times where people unite to create something great. Weave words into a strong message or create a funny story out of a single hint. Image credits: Capt. Jerry Duong While most people expressed their opinions, this person decided to share their personal experience Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click …

Instagrams Adam Mosseri to meet UK health secretary over suicide content concerns

The still fresh-in-post boss of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has been asked to meet the UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the social media platform’s handling of content that promotes suicide and self harm, the BBC reports. Mosseri’s summons follows an outcry in the UK over disturbing content being recommended to vulnerable users of Instagram, following the suicide of a 14 year old schoolgirl, Molly Russell, who killed herself in 2017. After her death, Molly’s family discovered she had been following a number of Instagram accounts that encouraged self-harm. Speaking to the BBC last month Molly’s father said he did not doubt the platform had played a role in her decision to kill herself. Writing in the Telegraph newspaper today, Mosseri makes direct reference to Molly’s …

Ousted Flipkart founder Binny Bansal aims to help 10,000 Indian founders with new venture

Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal’s next act is aimed at helping the next generation of startup founders in India. Bansal already etched his name into India’s startup history after U.S. retail giant Walmart paid $16 billion to take a majority stake in Flipkart’s e-commerce business to expand its rivalry with Amazon. Things turned sour, however, when he resigned months after the deal’s completion due to an investigation into “serious personal misconduct.” In 2019, 37-year-old Bansal is focused on his newest endeavor, xto10x Technologies, a startup consultancy that he founded with former colleague Saikiran Krishnamurthy. The goal is to help startup founders on a larger scale than the executive could ever do on his own. xto10x Technologies that is keeping him busy. Bansal is involved …

Trump Cheers The Faithful For ‘Abolition Of Civil Rights And Twitter Shakes Its Head

National Prayer Breakfast in Washington likely did a double take when President “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides — from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights to extending the vote for women — have been led by people of faith,” Trump declared in his speech Thursday. That’s probably not exactly how the president intended to put it. religious right’s efforts to limit such rights as abortion access and same-sex marriage, others concluded that the president may have seen the light.

Brazilian Artist Uses The Used Tires That People Throw In The Streets To Create Beds For Animals

They say that no beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. After all, good deeds always pay off!  Amarildo Silva is certainly one with a good heart, as the young Brazilian craftsman has already dedicated one year and six months giving comfort and joy to animals. He turns old tires into comfortable and decorated beds and the good news is that he is not willing to stop. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits:

Earth’s magnetic north pole is hurtling toward Russia

(CNN)The north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast that it could be a problem for smartphone maps and navigation systems. The model, which is commissioned by the British and US military agencies, is typically updated every five years, the most recent being in 2015. But the agency explained that the “out-of-cycle update … will ensure safe navigation for military applications, commercial airlines, search and rescue operations, and others operating around the North Pole.” And while the model’s primary user is the military, it has found its way into Google and Apple’s civilian mapping systems. The difference will be minor for civilian purposes, however, and the changes are largely limited to latitudes above 55 degrees. “For most users below 55 …

It’s So Cold In The US Right Now Even Hell Has Frozen Over

Well, folks, it’s official: Hell has frozen over. To be clear, we’re not talking about the fire-filled land of torment where idol worshipers, atheists, and slow walkers will spend most of their eternal lives. We’re talking about Hell, a town in Michigan, that has succumbed to heavy snowfall and intensely chilly weather in wake of the polar vortex intrusion that’s currently battering the Midwest.  It’s going to be a very cold day in Hell, especially on February 1, when temperatures are expected to reach as low as -20°C before warming up slightly over the weekend. Lakes have frozen over, businesses have shut, and the jokes are in no short supply. – “It’s a brutal day in Hell. It’s colder than Hell,” Jerry Duffie, the self-proclaimed …

Puma Rescued From A Contact-Type Zoo Cant Be Released Into The Wild, Lives As A Spoiled House Cat

l_am_puma Messi was one of three cubs born at the zoo. The other two, Suarez and Neymar, were also named after famous players to celebrate the Russian city hosting four matches of the World Cup. The cub was sold to the Saransk Zoo when he was three months old and suffered from health problems. Enamored with the sickly animal the Dmitriev’s appealed to the zoo and asked if they could buy him. l_am_puma l_am_puma According to his wife Mariya, Aleksandr, 38, had always dreamed of owning a big cat, “He always thought about having a lynx – never a puma. It’s hard to explain but we believe that having this puma is part of our destiny.” l_am_puma “We had three …

Someone Gives Millennials Advice On How To Say No When Your Boss Wants You To Work On A Free Day

The inescapable part of adult life is being part of the workforce, dedicating most of our days to one industry or another in order to earn money. Bills need to be covered and food must be put on a table, so only a small percent of us can escape the routine of going to work. And when you’re laboring away to make the ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, sometimes it allows the employer to gain the upper hand in your decision-making. Senior Airman Kaleb Snay Snadger lays down some very simple, however very effective rules on how to deal with a boss who might try to pressure you into work that you didn’t sign up for. Her advice addresses …