Integration failure: Report finds 51% Vienna pupils don’t speak German at home

More than half of students at Viennese schools use their native language, rather than German, at home and as they go about their everyday activities, according to a new integration report released by the Austrian government. The 8th annual report, prepared by an independent expert council, has found that the Austrian government’s efforts to encourage […]

Analyzing the Marriott/SPG Integration: Success, Failure or Something In-Between?

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Heart failure: Risk could be cut by eating three chocolate bars a month, study says

The research, undertaken by a group of scientists, was presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich. Dark chocolate and cocoa intakes are already associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality. But no prior research had been published on the relationship between chocolate intake and heart failure, prompting the […]

Aretha, Madonna, Ethan Hawke, and Political Media Failure: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a thoughtful examination of one of our most reliable actors; a word of warning about politics and media; and two tributes, one in words […]

Jeff Bezos’s $150 Billion Fortune Is a Policy Failure

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, has accumulated a fortune worth $ 150 billion. That is the biggest nominal amount in modern history, and extraordinary any way you slice it. Bezos is the world’s lone hectobillionaire. He is worth what the average American family […]

British Airways cancelled flights: Systems failure at Heathrow Airport causes chaos

British Airways passengers are facing huge delays and cancelled flights due to a system failure at Heathrow Airport. The airline tweeted: “We are experiencing disruption to our flights as a result of an issue with some of our IT systems. “We are working hard to urgently resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption […]

Wonder stem cell CURE for heart failure: Millions could be saved by British trials

MILLIONS of heart failure patients could be saved thanks to a new stem cell therapy being tested in Britain. Researchers yesterday revealed a breakthrough treatment that cuts out the need for operations by revitalising damaged tissue using cells harvested from a patient’s own blood.