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pound collapse costs rolls royce $5.5 billion


london — british engineering company rolls royce says that the collapse in the pound's value has cost it some 4.4 billion pounds ($5.5 billion).the company, which makes engines for aircraft, among other things, said tuesday that the pound's near-20-percent drop against the dollar since britain's june vote to leave the european union forced it to mark lower the value of certain financial contracts.on top of that, the company paid 671 million pounds to settle bribery allegations with regulatory authorities.that caused the company to book a full-year net loss of 4 billion pounds, compared with profit of 84 million pounds in 2015. revenues rose to 15 billion pounds from 13.7 billion poundsthe company no longer produces the rolls royce luxury cars, which are made by bmw.






why the era adds ten pounds


wondering if that whole “the era adds ten pounds!” is just a myth, and it’s actually time to renew that gym membership?scishow explains that it isn’t just a tale told to make you feel better about those extra pounds. here’s why p og hs don’t necessarily reflect reality.the gym membership is entirely up to you.full story at petapixel.limitations of p og hy. posted by kate rinsema






thousands of pounds of chicken recalled over bacteria


more than 12,000 pounds of chicken was voluntarily recalled by the wayne farms company starting on tuesday, according to the u.s. department of agriculture’s food safety and inspection service (fsis). the ready-to-eat chicken products could be tainted by bacteria because of “a potential processing defect.” specifically, 12,610 pounds of the “waffle breaded bites: fully cooked breaded…






klimt painting sells for $59m in bumper london auction week


london — an exuberant floral landscape by gustav klimt has sold at auction for almost 48 million pounds — the third-highest price ever paid for an artwork in europe."bauerngarten (flower garden)," painted in 1907, went for 47.9 million pounds ($59.3 million) at sotheby's in london.sotheby's europe chairwoman helena newman said the painting was "one of the artist's greatest masterpieces ever to come to auction."the only works to have fetched more in europe are alberto giacometti's "walking man" sculpture, which sold for 65 million pounds in 2010, and peter paul rubens' painting "the massacre of the innocents, which netted 49.5 million pounds in 2002.this has been a strong week for modern art auctions in london. sotheby's sale on wednesday raised a total of 194.7 million pounds ($240.8 milli






barclays says it will complete its restructuring early


london — barclays group says it will complete its restructuring six months earlier than planned as it sheds risky assets and focuses on consumer, corporate and investment banking in new york and london.barclays now plans to close its non-core unit at the end of june after reducing its stake in barclays africa to 12.2 percent and agreeing to legally separate the business.the bank says its core businesses posted fourth-quarter net income of 649 million pounds ($808 million), compared with a loss of 1.24 billion pounds a year earlier. group net income, including the non-core business, was 99 million pounds versus a loss of 2.42 billion pounds.ceo jes staley says the bank can soon "begin to move forward from the restructuring" and focus on the future.






winthrop’s program using hmr helps li man drop 110 pounds


his storyit was one of frank domnisch’s business clients who told him about winthrop university hospital’s weight management program after the client lost 70 pounds on it. the program uses hmr (health management resources) weight management products. “i looked it up online and called. they sent me paperwork and got me started. it’s a medically supervised program, and you’re required to get blood work and testing and then be interviewed by a doctor and a dietitian before starting,” said domnisch. he opted for the shakes and entrees program called decision free. “on phase one, i had three hmr shakes and two hmr entrees a day. there’s a choice of 18 to 20 entrees. they’re good, and you don’t have to make any major decisions — just pick an entree and a shake flavor and attend weekly meetings,”






conway the machine & pounds contrast life & death in their “kill you” video


conway the machine and rapper pounds have bars for days about the good and bad aspects of dealing with life and death in their joint record “kill you.” in the official video shot by otto the director, both rappers highlight their rough lives in the streets and reflect on getting their true recognition after death. pounds brings his aggressive lyrics about the true struggles of his career to life, and prays that his people bury him in a benz if he doesn’t survive this life. “i been rapping 10 years and i ain’t make a cent, but i’ve been moving plates like the franklin men,” pounds raps. “king sh*t that’s our family structure, if i’mma fry i’mma ride hand me them numbers.” after i. am. trustarr asks why one must die before they truly feel you on the hook, conway joins in with his hardcore ba






zoo plan for baby hippo: more independence, nix lap naps


cincinnati — the cincinnati zoo says its premature baby hippo, fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers' laps are dwindling.she was born at the zoo in january and weighed just 29 pounds, far below the typical weight.the zoo says caretakers raising fiona are beginning to scale back their time with her, leaving her alone for a few hours at night. it's the beginning of a transition in how much contact they have as they move toward eventually integrating her into a group of hippos with her parents.they say hippos can grow to be 3,000 pounds and are very dangerous, so at some point caretakers will begin interacting with her only from behind a protective barrier.






uk’s lloyds bank turning corner after years of crisis


london (ap) — lloyds banking group says its underlying profits rose slightly in the fourth quarter as it began to move beyond past scandals and a government rescue during the financial crisis.the bank says underlying profit, which excludes one-time items like restructuring costs, increased to 1.79 billion pounds ($2.23 billion) from 1.76 billion pounds a year earlier. charges for past misconduct fell to 475 million pounds from 2.4 billion pounds.lloyds, in which the government took a 43 percent stake with its bailout, says it’s on track to return to full private ownership this summer. the government’s stake is now less than 5 percent.but challenges remain. lloyds says its performance is “inextricably linked” to the u.k. economy and britain’s decision to leave the european union means the “






gsk warns profits to be hit by generic drugs competition


london (ap) — pharmaceutical company glaxosmithkline saw sales and net earnings grow in the fourth quarter but warned that tougher competition from generic drugmakers this year could depress its earnings.the london-based company said wednesday its net income rose to 257 million pounds, from a loss of 354 million pounds a year earlier. sales rose to 7.6 billion pounds, above both market expectations for 7.5 billion pounds and the previous year’s figure of 6.3 billion pounds.but gsk shares fell after ceo andrew witty said that “this year we face some uncertainty as to the level of our earnings performance.”he highlighted the risk that a generic version of gsk’s asthma drug a ir could be introduced in the u.s. if that happens, core earnings would be flat, instead of up by 5-7 percent.most rea






maine’s cod fishermen have worst year in history


rockport, maine (ap) — the cod isn’t so sacred in maine anymore.the fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of the state’s fishing industry, but state records show 2016 was historically bad. fishermen brought less than 170,000 pounds (77,110 kilograms) of the fish to land in maine last year. that was below the previous record low of 250,000 pounds (113,398 kilograms) a year earlier.maine’s record year for cod was 1991, when fishermen brought more than 21 million pounds (9.5 million kilograms) to the docks.fishermen say they’re struggling with tight quotas. scientists say populations have plummeted.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the sacred cod is the nickname of a wood carving of the fish that hangs in the massachusetts statehouse. that state remains the c






woman resigned to being plump learns she had 140-pound tumor


allentown, pa. — mary clancey says she was resigned to being a plump old lady. over 15 years she kept getting bigger despite dieting. but with her health deteriorating, her son persuaded her to go to the hospital.what doctors found astounded them: she wasn't fat; a cyst in one of her ovaries had grown into a 140-pound tumor.doctors at lehigh valley health network in allentown operated on her in november.going in, she weighed 365 pounds. after five hours in surgery, she lost 180 pounds of tumor and tissue, about half her weight.the 71-year-old woman from st. clair, pennsylvania, spent almost a month in recovery but is home now, working to regain her balance as a lighter woman.she weighs less than 150 pounds.






highlight reel: week’s top wrestling performances


nicolas aguilar, gilroy: took second in the 113-pound division at the cif state wrestling championships in bakersfield. reached the final by defeating state no. 1 wrestler matthew olguin of buchanan-clovis. lost 6-5 to st. john bosco’s jesse vasquez in the championship match.darryl aiello, de la salle: placed second at 195 pounds at the state championships. aiello lost 7-4 to buchanan’s cade belshay in the final.alex felix, gilroy: took third at 132 pounds at the state championships.victor jaquez, bellarmine college prep: took fifth at 220 pounds at the state championships. jaquez went into the tournament ranked 11th at 220 pounds.david san miguel, bellarmine college prep: placed third in the 152-pound division at the state championships.how to nominateto nominate candidates for athlete of






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 357 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amoun






cincinnati zoo says premature hippo begins to support weight


cincinnati — the cincinnati zoo says a prematurely born baby hippo is making progress toward standing on her own.the zoo says the calf born early tuesday is starting to support her weight for a few seconds at a time.zoo spokeswoman michelle curley said urday the hippo has gained almost 4 pounds since birth but is still about 20 pounds under the low end of a normal birth weight of 55 to 120 pounds for a nile hippo.curley says the hippo continues to receive 24-hour-a-day care including exercises to help strengthen her muscles.the zoo says 17-year-old bibi gave birth six weeks early to the first nile hippo born there in 75 years.






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 15573 connect 1 linkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 16379 connect 1 linkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 14988 connect 1 linkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 14443 connect 1 linkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 2 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amount






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 14121 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amo






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 13813 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amo






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 15 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amount






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 13105 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amo






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 12089 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amo






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 4194 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amou






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 7787 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amou






world's 'heaviest woman' drops 200 pounds


this handout photograph released by the saifee hospital on thursday shows egyptian patient eman ahmed abd el aty as she lies in a hospital bed at the saifee hospital in mumbai, india. indian doctors said march thursday that an egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). e(photo: indranil mukherjee, afp/getty images/saifee hosptial) 10585 connectlinkedinemailmore(newser) – eman ahmed abd el aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman.the 36-year-old egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at india's saifee hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amo






royal bank of scotland has lost money for 9 straight years


london (ap) — royal bank of scotland has lost money for nine consecutive years after it set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profits in 2018.taxpayer-owned rbs on friday reported a fourth quarter net loss of 4.44 billion pounds, compared with a loss of 2.74 billion pounds in the same period a year earlier. that means the bank has racked up more than 50 billion pounds in losses since 2008, when the government rescued it from collapse with a 45 billion pound bailout.“the bottom line loss we have reported today is, of course, disappointing but given the scale of the legacy issues we worked through in 2016, it should not come as a surprise,” chief executive ross mcewan






royal bank of scotland has lost money for 9 straight years


london — royal bank of scotland has lost money for nine consecutive years after it set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profits in 2018.taxpayer-owned rbs on friday reported a fourth quarter net loss of 4.44 billion pounds, compared with a loss of 2.74 billion pounds in the same period a year earlier. that means the bank has racked up more than 50 billion pounds in losses since 2008, when the government rescued it from collapse with a 45 billion pound bailout."the bottom line loss we have reported today is, of course, disappointing but given the scale of the legacy issues we worked through in 2016, it should not come as a surprise," chief executive ross mcewan said






columbia river smelt run similar to last year, cowlitz sport dip-net season stil


the possibility of having a smelt season on the cowlitz river is still up in the air, and state fish and wildlife released some facts and figures on what to expect in 2017.for those who aren’t familiar the smelt return used to be a highly popular recreational fishery from the 1980s to the early 2000s before they started to steadily decline to the point where they were added to the endangered species act listing in the spring of 2010.since then fisheries have either been closed or extremely limited just like last year’s brief six-hour fishing period on feb. 6 along the banks of the cowlitz river in southwest washington.the 2016 return was apparently a good run – 5.1-million pounds based on spawning stock biom – but less than 2015.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the






city section wrestling championships produces lots of champions


there were lots of impressive performances on saturday night at the city section boys and girls wrestling championships at roybal.the night started with the 101-pound girls' match that saw poly's jaslyn avila score a close victory over san fernando's jessica vasquez. avila has a 4.5 grade-point average and scored a 1300 on the sat.one of the best wrestlers was san fernando's kobe lepe, who won at 115 pounds.san fernando's trevor gill, a three-sport standout and only a sophomore, won at 154 pounds.louie hernandez of reseda won at 287 pounds.defending city and state champion alex castillo of birmingham won at 189 pounds for girls.san fernando won the team title for girls. birmingham was second and poly third.the tigers also won the team title for boys over birmingham and palisades.here's the






un report indicates iran is honoring its end of nuke deal


vienna (ap) — the u.n. agency tasked with monitoring iran’s nuclear deal with six world powers has issued a report that indicates tehran is honoring its end of the deal.obtained by the associated press, the confidential international atomic energy agency report said friday that at under 102 kilograms (225 pounds) iran is well below its permitted limit of low-enriched uranium, set at 300 pounds (around 660 pounds,) and is not producing higher grades.low-enriched uranium is used to power reactors and other peaceful uses. enriched further to weapons-grade, it can serve as the core of a nuclear warhead.the deal, which came into effect just over a year ago, is focused on limiting iranian nuclear programs that can be used to make weapons. tehran insists it has no interest in nuclear arms.most re






uk authorities fine tesco in accounting scandal


london — britain's biggest supermarket chain, tesco, has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated its profits in 2014.the u.k.'s serious fraud office says tesco plc agreed to pay a fine of 129 million pounds as part of a deferred compensation agreement.in addition, the financial conduct authority has found that tesco committed "market abuse" when it overstated earnings on aug. 29, 2014. this inflated the price of tesco shares and bonds and wasn't corrected until sept. 22, 2014. tesco has agreed to pay an estimated 85 million pounds to investors who bought its securities during the period.the fca says this is the first time it has required a listed company to pay compensation for market abuse.






uk authorities fine tesco in accounting scandal


london (ap) — britain’s biggest supermarket chain, tesco, has agreed to pay 214 million pounds ($269 million) in fines and shareholder compensation following an accounting scandal that inflated its profits in 2014.the u.k.’s serious fraud office says tesco plc agreed to pay a fine of 129 million pounds as part of a deferred compensation agreement.in addition, the financial conduct authority has found that tesco committed “market abuse” when it overstated earnings on aug. 29, 2014. this inflated the price of tesco shares and bonds and wasn’t corrected until sept. 22, 2014. tesco has agreed to pay an estimated 85 million pounds to investors who bought its securities during the period.the fca says this is the first time it has required a listed company to pay compensation for market abuse.mos






gastric sleeve surgery helps first-grade teacher lose 115 pounds


her storycaroline jones says it was only after high school that she started putting on weight. she went on diets periodically and her weight went up and down accordingly. but after two pregnancies she developed a thyroid problem and her weight only went up. jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and had radiation therapy. “after the radiation i went into such a funk that i gained 50 pounds within a few months,” jones said. “but in july of 2015 i decided i needed to do something, telling myself, ‘the breast cancer’s not going to kill you but this weight will.’ ”most popularshe followed a recommendation from her primary care physician about weight loss surgery and opted for gastric sleeve surgery where a “sleeve” is created from 20 percent of the stomach using a stapling device and t






advocare challenge spurs baldwin secretary’s 80-lb. weight loss


her storybrown says she was never skinny, but after high school when she started driving more and walking less, she started putting on weight. through a few diets, she lost 30 pounds, but a car accident laid her up for a while and she gained all the weight back.most popularin 2015, brown became interested in advocare, a nutritional supplement and weight management company, through a facebook friend in texas who was regularly posting photos of her weight loss. when the friend called and encouraged her to join a 24-day nationwide advocare challenge, brown signed up.she says that for the first 10 days, she was on an herbal cleanse besides eating healthy meals. the next 14 days involved a daily regimen of nutritional supplements, a meal-replacement shake, and advocare-suggested meals. brown lo






gopro's karma drone finally takes flight in the u.k. and other european countrie


why it matters to you if you're looking for your first drone and your kit bag already includes lots of gopro gear, the karma will save you some serious cash.following a u.s. launch, recall, and relaunch, gopro’s compact karma quadcopter has finally made it to european shores.the california-based company confirmed this week that its foldable flying machine is now on sale across the pond in the u.k., spain, italy, germany, and france.a starter kit, which includes the drone, a hero5 camera, and the karma grip for silky smooth video shots with or without the drone, will set brits back 1,200 pounds, or about $1,500. that’s 100 pounds ($120) less than the similarly diminutive — and equally foldable — mavic machine from drone giant dji.already have a gopro camera? then you’re looking at 870 pound






the true, correct story of what happened at donald trump’s inauguration / boing


alexandra petri covered trump’s inauguration, "written in compliance with the trump style guidelines that we should have been obeying all along." bono, and bruce springsteen, and elton john, and the rolling stones, and beyonce, and all the top artists were there. they fought hard over who would be allowed to sing. finally bruce springsteen won. bono cried and cried, and the other artists had to console him. when bruce springsteen had finished singing, he walked over to donald trump, extended his hand, and said, “you are the only real hero left in the world.” the people were so excited that they built a very special stone pyramid just for donald trump so that he would not have to wait until he died to see what his monument would look like. but they were silly to be concerned. donald trump w