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UK Ban on Microbeads in Personal Care Products Takes Effect

UK Ban on Microbeads in Personal Care Products Takes Effect

According to The New York Times , "Microbeads that wash down drains can not be filtered out by many wastewater treatment plants, meaning that tiny plastics slip easily into waterways". Sue Kinsey, senior pollution officer at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The cosmetics industry has welcomed this plan, saying the 18-month delay in imposing the ban would give them time to complete their voluntary withdrawal of microbeads.


Starbucks adds second espresso option in USA restaurants

Starbucks adds second espresso option in USA restaurants

Blonde Espresso specifically was added in Canada previous year "to an overwhelmingly positive response from partners (employees) and customers". The new brew, which Starbucks described as "smooth without the roasty edge", is now an option in all espresso-based beverages, including lattes , cappuccinos, flat whites, macchiatos and Americanos.



Discovery Communications moving national headquarters to Knoxville

The company says the sale and closure of its Silver Spring building is expected approximately one year from closing the Scripps transaction. Isiah Leggett, county executive of Montgomery County, where Silver Spring resides, told Observer that the county had made a "substantial" offer to Discovery in a attempt to keep it from moving operations to Knoxville.


NY Lawmaker Accused of Stealing Aid Designed to Help Superstorm Sandy Victims

NY Lawmaker Accused of Stealing Aid Designed to Help Superstorm Sandy Victims

Between 2012 and 2014, Harris swindled FEMA out of almost $25,000 by falsely claiming to FEMA she had been forced out of her residence by Hurricane Sandy, according to the 11-count indictment unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn. New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters also blasted the scheme. Court papers also claim Harris defrauded the City Council of almost $23,000 by saying, falsely, the money would go to pay rent for a Brooklyn nonprofit.


KodakCoin - an old

KodakCoin - an old "giant" in the new Blockchain game

The stock has been slumping over the past year, shedding more than 70 percent of its value. Eastman Kodak's ( KODK ) stock price more than doubled on Tuesday after the venerable imaging company said it's entering the digital currency business.


No Takebacks? Jamie Dimon Now Regrets Calling Bitcoin a 'Fraud'

No Takebacks? Jamie Dimon Now Regrets Calling Bitcoin a 'Fraud'

This Jamie Dimon's statement became the most outspoken critics of Bitcoin on Wall Street ever. In the interview, he said blockchain - the technology that underpins bitcoin - is "real" and said it is important to look at cryptocurrency offerings individually.