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GLAAD praises networks in annual survey

CNN Entertainment - 8 hours 13 min ago
For the first time, three networks have rated "excellent" in an annual survey of LGBT portrayals on television, the LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD said Wednesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

First case of Ebola in the U.S. diagnosed -- now what?

CNN - 8 hours 20 min ago
In this age of modern air travel, it was just a matter of when, not if.
Categories: National News

NYC startups just got easier to navigate

Business News - 8 hours 29 min ago
New York City is staking its claim as a leader in the startup space.

3 Pescadores Rescatados en el Mar gracias a Dispositivo GPS

Lifestyles - 8 hours 37 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - El uso efectivo del dispositivo GPS VehSmart probablemente salvó a tres pescadores de Ecuador cuando su bote fue atacado por ladrones. Los pescadores navegaban en su pequeño bote, el Luis Miguel, al suroeste de la penísula de Santa Elena cuando fueron alcanzados por atracadores que les robaron sus pertenencias y el motor del bote y luego los encerraron en un compartimiento de almacén, según la Armada Ecuatoriana (DIRNEA).

Los pescadores lograron salir del compartimiento y accionar el "botón de pánico" del dispositivo GPS VehSmart instalado en el bote. Esta función se enlaza directamente al Sistema Nacional de Respuesta de Emergencia de Ecuador, y un equipo de la guardia costera logró ubicar y rescatar a los pescadores en menos de tres horas.

El sistema VehSmart está construido alrededor de un dispositivo pequeño y portátil que, entre otras funciones, precisa la ubicación del usuario y le permite a cualquiera en la embarcación activar una llamada de peligro en caso de emergencia. El Luis Miguel estaba equipado con la tecnología de ubicación GPS como parte de un programa piloto de instalar sistemas GPS en 4.000 embarcaciones pequeñas de pesca artesanal.

El programa es patrocinado por el Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca (MAGAP) de Ecuador y está diseñado para darles a los pescadores mayor seguridad y tranquilidad mental contra las amenazas de piratería y el frecuentemente peligroso ambiente marino. Además, la tecnología VehSmart les permite a las autoridades monitorear los movimientos de la flota para evitar la sobrepesca en ciertas regiones y para proteger zonas que están prohibidas para la pesca.

La tecnología GPS utilizada en la flota pesquera ecuatoriana combina la telemática de VehSmart y el transmisor satélite SmartOne de Globalstar, Inc.

"Instalar uno requiere menos de 15 minutos, que es una inversión pequeña para garantizar la seguridad de alguien", dijo Brad Merritt, presidente de VehSmart.

"Únicamente las embarcaciones registradas en el programa reciben esta protección, y el MAGAP está instando a la comunidad de la pesca artesanal a que se tomen el tiempo de hacer que instalen las unidades lo más pronto posible", según una declaración de VehSmart. Sin la tecnología GPS, los pescadores podrían haber quedado a la deriva por varios días, o incluso perdidos en el mar, según la declaración.

Visite www.vehsmart.com para mayor información sobre la gama de productos y servicios de GPS disponibles a través de VehSmart.

Haunted house no match for reporter

CNN - 8 hours 43 min ago
Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, contains eight haunted houses, more than 100 scary characters and one fearless reporter.
Categories: National News

California bans plastic grocery bags

Business News - 8 hours 50 min ago
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BuzzFeed: Diversity is a priority

Business News - 9 hours 9 min ago
Taking a page from tech giants like Twitter and Facebook, BuzzFeed just released statistics about the diversity of its workforce and it's not overwhelmingly male.

California mayor shot, killed; wife detained

CNN - 9 hours 10 min ago
The mayor of a city in Los Angeles County, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, an official said.
Categories: National News

Super bacteria in space

Health - 9 hours 11 min ago
Super bacteria in space are being used to create food, recycle waste and design new vaccines.
Categories: Health

Mom makes ultimate sacrifice

Health - 9 hours 11 min ago
A woman diagnosed with bone cancer refused a lifesaving treatment in order to give birth to her newborn daughter.
Categories: Health

25 ways to learn to love running

Health - 9 hours 13 min ago
Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right?
Categories: Health

Ebola fears hurt airlines

Business News - 9 hours 33 min ago
Ebola is on the move, and that doesn't bode well for transportation companies such as airlines.

The end for movie theaters?

CNN Entertainment - 9 hours 37 min ago
Nischelle Turner explains how Netflix's sequel to 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' will impact you.
Categories: Entertainment News

Top 10 companies lobbying Washington

Business News - 9 hours 42 min ago
Influence peddling in Washington is about as old as the city itself.

'Twilight' lives again as a short film series on Facebook

Business News - 9 hours 47 min ago
Like its vampires, "Twilight" lives once more. This time, however, only on Facebook.

Got a Headache? Manage it With Chiropractic Care

Lifestyles - 10 hours 3 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - Ready to try another way to manage your headaches? A new study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, is a safe and drug-free alternative to relieve headaches. So before you reach for that bottle of aspirin, consider visiting a doctor of chiropractic. For more information, visit www.yes2chiropractic.org.

Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/Az0WQtK2ilA

Wall Street still hires mostly white men

Business News - 10 hours 52 min ago
Perhaps it's no surprise, but first-year bankers at Wall Street's biggest firms are a very white and male bunch.

Hong Kong protesters are so freaking nice

Business News - 11 hours 22 min ago
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Australian aircraft support action vs. ISIS

CNN World - 11 hours 43 min ago
Who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria?
Categories: International News

10 killed when shells hit Ukrainian school

CNN World - 11 hours 47 min ago
A school and a bus were shelled in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead, officials in the country's Donetsk region said.
Categories: International News
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