UN assembly approves Ukraine-sponsored resolution on Azov Sea affair, with nearly half abstaining

The UN General Assembly has voted for a Ukraine-sponsored draft denouncing “militarization” of the Azov and Black Seas. About half of member-states abstained and Moscow said it’s like giving Kiev a blank check to scapegoat Russia. Sixty-six countries voted in favor of the resolution and 19 against, while 72 countries abstained. The resolution, brought forward […]

More than half of transportation and logistics professionals still use a pen and paper to manage their supply chain — here’s how blockchain could change that

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Blockchain is seemingly being explored by innovation teams in every corner of every industry. This includes the logistics industry, which, despite continuing on an impressive upward trajectory […]

A 30-year-old who’s saving half her income says kicking 2 daily habits helped her bank an extra $1,000 a month

Courtesy of Angela Rozmyn Angela Rozmyn lives in Seattle with her husband and son and works as a LEED building accreditation professional. They’re saving close to 50% of their income and plan to retire in their early 40s. Over the last two years, Rozmyn reduced her family’s food spending from a monthly average of $ […]

Eye doctors find that WebMD symptom checker was wrong more than half the time

Enlarge / Giving online symptom checkers the hairy eyeball. (credit: Carol Munro / Flickr) In 2015, The BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) did a thorough audit of online symptom checkers. It found that, on average, the sites listed the correct diagnosis first only about a third of the time. Carl Shen, an ophthalmology resident at […]

Volkswagen’s CEO said it will make EVs that are as good as Tesla’s for half the price in 2020: Report (TSLA)

Michael Sohn / Associated Press Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said last week that by 2020 the automaker will make electric vehicles that are as capable as Tesla‘s for half the price, Electrek reports. “We will come in 2020 with vehicles that can do anything like Tesla and are cheaper by half,” Diess reportedly said on the […]

Half of Yemeni population survives on foreign aid – UN

The famine threatening war-torn Yemen is even worse than previous estimates which already called it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The UN now estimates 14 million people are at risk. UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock called for a humanitarian ceasefire in areas essential to aid supply and infrastructure. Because […]

Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

There’s little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figure. The NASA- and EPA-backed report determined that American deaths from air pollution dropped by 47 percent between […]

U.S. traffic deaths fall 3.1 percent in first half of 2018

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Etc.,Safety They fell for 2017, too. Continue reading U.S. traffic deaths fall 3.1 percent in first half of 2018 U.S. traffic deaths fall 3.1 percent in first half of 2018 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 18:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]

Kenyan runner Joseph Kiprono hit by car while leading half marathon in Colombia

Kenyan long-distance runner Joseph Kiprono Kiptum was hospitalized after being struck by a car while leading the half-marathon in Medellin, Colombia, on Sunday. Kiprono, 30, was moving in on the finish line when he was struck by a car that had ignored closed street signs, according to reports. READ MORE: WADA committee recommends reinstating Russian anti-doping agency According to […]