Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project

A US lawmaker asks Facebook to wait before launching its digital currency, hours after it was announced.
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Beyonce fans urged not to ‘spew hate’ over viral video

Beyonce’s publicist has called for her fans not to “spew hate in her name” after a viral video forced a woman to quit Instagram.
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Social care: Homeowners urged to pay £30,000 towards care by downsizing

People who can afford it should pay up to £30,000 by downsizing or releasing equity, report says.
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Huawei: UK urged to put aside security fears over China

China’s ambassador to the UK is urging the government to resist external pressure and “act independently” over the growing Huawei row.
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Ask children about social media use, psychiatrists urged

Questions about technology should be routine for children assessed for mental health problems.
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Scroll Free September: Social media users urged to log off

Social media users are being asked to try Scroll Free September, as part of a public health campaign.
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Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

Health ministers call on company to lower price of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi so the NHS can afford it.
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Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Researchers hope the study of 24,000 will cut infections in the young and the wider community.
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Take three steps before visiting GP, public urged

Patients are being urged to consider other options before making an appointment with their family doctor.
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Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks

This can help to warm up winter air before it is breathed in and reduce the risk of an attack.
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Government urged to act over computer science GCSEs

More than half of England’s secondary schools did not offer the subject in 2015-16, a report has found.
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NHS staff urged to get flu jabs to protect patients

Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop flu spreading and protect patients, NHS leaders say.
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Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

Social media firms also need to improve at removing abuse, the Youth Select Committee is told.
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BHP Billiton Urged by Activist Investor to Shed U.S. Oil Operations

Activist investor Elliott Management urged BHP Billiton to spin off its large U.S. petroleum assets and outlined a significant restructuring plan for the world’s largest listed miner.
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Retailers Urged to Innovate, Educate in Order to Survive

NEW YORK — Break the mold, create excitement and establish relationships to lure Millennials. That’s what it’s going to take to survive in this new world.
“We are confronted with a tsunami,” said Robin Lewis, founder and chief executive officer of The Robin Report, during a retail seminar at MRket and Project on Tuesday afternoon. “It will wipe out every Old World retailer who doesn’t fundamentally transform their business model.”
To compete with the online players and the off-price community, merchants must create “experiences” that speak to the young customer so their stores look cool and desirable. “You’re really in the entertainment business,” he said.
Tom Ott, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s wear for Saks Fifth Avenue, agreed. Noting that today’s climate represents the largest change he’s seen in his two decades at the store, Ott said Saks is moving to appeal to the Millennial shopper, who will outnumber the Baby Boomers by 22 million people by 2030.
This reality impacts everything about shopping experience. Since 62 percent of Millennials respond to mobile offers, Saks is moving its efforts from print to digital advertising, he said, and counting on word-of-mouth to get its message out.
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Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’

A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups urges Facebook to be clearer about content it removes.
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GPs urged to commit to seven-day service or lose funding

Downing Street puts pressure on GPs to open from 08:00-20:00 in a bid to reduce the strain on A&E.
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Sore throat sufferers urged to take pharmacy test

Sore throat sufferers will be asked to visit a pharmacist, not a GP, to see if they need antibiotics, NHS England says.
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Smokers urged not to dismiss cough

Smokers are being urged not to dismiss early signs of a debilitating disease as simply a smoker’s cough, in a new campaign in England.
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