Nneka Oleru

165 Flips | 1 Magazine | 48 Likes | 8 Followers | @Obioma | Keep up with Nneka Oleru on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nneka Oleru”

Zika virus is spreading and remains global emergency, according to the WHO

The World Health Organization said Friday that the growing spread of Zika around the world and basic gaps in knowledge about the virus’s devastating complications in babies continue to make Zika a global health emergency.<p>After convening its expert committee this week, the U.N. health experts said …

The 'Great American Eclipse' is a year from today

Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit.<p>The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway.<p>Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic …

Dish introduces trimmed-down $29 cable pack

Dish Network is trying to please cord-cutters by tempting them to keep the cord.<p>The satellite TV company is offering a "skinny" version of its …

Smart TV

USA vs. Nigeria 2016 final score: Americans roll, 110-66, in last exhibition before Rio Olympics

Another blowout win for Team USA in the lead up to the Rio Olympics.<p>The U.S. men's national basketball team finished off its pre-Olympics showcase with a 110-66 win over Nigeria on Monday night. The Americans had no trouble sweeping through their four-game exhibition schedule and enter Rio looking …

Zika fear prompts travel warning for Miami, CDC’s first in U.S.

Fourteen people have been infected with the Zika virus in Florida, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid traveling to the Wynwood neighborhood.<p>Sixteen people have been infected with the Zika virus in Florida, and the Centers for Disease …

Public Health

11 things that make Wakayama Japan's best-kept secret

Marriott, Starwood Hotels stockholders approve deal

(Reuters) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc HOT.N and Marriott International Inc (MAR.O) said on Friday the stockholders of the companies voted to approve Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood to create the world’s largest hotel company.<p>A Marriott flag hangs at the entrance of the New York …

We've lost sight of how wildly irresponsible the Republican tax plans are

You know what hasn't gotten enough attention in this election? How utterly ridiculous the Republican tax plans have become.<p>Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump are the top three contenders for the Republican nomination. Rubio has promised tax cuts amounting to $6.8 trillion, Cruz $8.6 trillion, …

This Genius Bucket Sucks Trash And Oil Right Out Of The Sea

The water filtration system is like one you'd find in a fish tank, but it's designed for an entire ocean.<p>Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans.<p>Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski's Seabin invention is an …

The State Department Travel Alert Doesn't Mean You Should Stay Home

But be VERY vigilant.<p>The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Monday, cautioning of "increased terrorist threats" across the globe just as travel heats up for the holiday season. The alert will be in effect until Feb. 24, 2016.<p>What does this <i>really</i> mean for your upcoming trip, and should …

Is it Wrong to Outfox an Airline at its Own Game?

Nikolas Langes thought he knew every trick in the book for saving money on airline tickets. After all, he's the founder of an online start-up called Tripdelta, which specializes in finding inexpensive fares.<p>Turns out he didn't. One day, he noticed a discrepancy between fares based on the currency …

Russian plane crashes in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> A Russian passenger plane crashed early Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard, officials said.<p>Russian state media reported that many of the 217 passengers on Kogalymavia Flight 9268 were Russians returning from vacation. The passenger manifest included 17 …

Airplanes

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek

"A hundred years ago workers took to the streets to fight for 40 hours."<p><i>This story was published in June 2015 and is being republished today on the 75th anniversary of the 40-hour workweek going into effect.</i><p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks Americans …

15,000 tourists evacuated in advance of Hurricane Patricia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers visiting Puerto Vallarta and other vacation spots on Mexico's Pacific coast evacuated or sought shelter Friday before Hurricane Patricia -- the strongest hurricane ever recorded -- made landfall.<p>About 15,000 foreign and domestic tourists were moved to shelters in Jalisco state, …

DoJ to Apple: your software is licensed, not sold, so we can force you to decrypt

The DoJ is currently trying to force Apple to decrypt data stored on a defendant's Iphone, and Apple, to its great credit, is fighting back, arguing …

CNN Exclusive: Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.<p>Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several …

Pope Francis

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

iPhones 6S battery life 'varies by up to two hours depending on chip supplier'

Two seemingly identical, brand new, iPhones 6S may have a battery life that differs by up to two hours depending on which of two companies manufactured their processor, according to reports from owners.<p>The investigations were sparked by a report from technology news site Anandtech that Apple is …

Batteries

Meet the Next Disney Princess – and Get a First Look at Her Movie, Moana!

Like many little girls, Auli’i Cravalho of Oahu wanted to be a Disney princess.<p>“From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess and then I …

Waze app directions take woman to wrong Brazil address, where she is killed

<b>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) —</b> The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.<p>Instead, it led them to another street of the same name in Niteroi in one of the city's most notorious slum areas. The …

Four students arrested in plot to ‘kill as many people as possible’ on campus

Just days after a mass shooting claimed nine lives at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., authorities in Northern California said they uncovered a plot to shoot teachers and students at a high school in Tuolumne.<p>Police have arrested four teenagers who, officials say, planned to attack …

Donald Trump unveils plan to slash taxes for the poor -- and the wealthy

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is vowing to drastically cut income taxes for millions of Americans across the wealth spectrum while casting aside loopholes popular on Wall Street.<p>"It will provide major tax relief for middle income and for most other Americans. There will be a major tax reduction," …

Apple has an idea that would change the iPhone's screen as we know it

While these alterations have been substantial — such as the move from the glass back of the iPhone 4/4S to the all-aluminum design of Apple's most recent iPhones — the basic form factor has stayed the same.<p>However, Apple has an idea that would radically change the way you use your iPhone.<p>The …

House Speaker John Boehner: 'I decided today is the day'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> John Boehner, the Ohio Republican who steered his party to an overwhelming House majority in 2010, said in a news conference Friday afternoon he had decided only that morning to announce his plans to resign from Congress.<p>"Last night I started thinking about this and this morning …

Paul Ryan

Concorde may fly again. Seriously | CNN Travel

A new study found 96% of former NFL players tested had evidence of brain disease

In the latest report published by PBS, Dr. Ann McKee and her group announced that they studied the brains of 91 former NFL players and found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 87 (96%) of them.<p>Furthermore, of those players found to have evidence of brain disease, 40% were either …

It’s Time to Declare War on Donald Trump

An open letter to the GOP candidates about tonight’s debate.<p>D<i>ear Republican presidential candidates not named Donald:</i> Big night coming up, kids. Everyone studying? Memorizing your little quips and zingers? Working on your heartfelt-but-humanizing presentation? Ready for your moment in the Sun in …

What Is Hillary’s Greatest Accomplishment?

Carly Fiorina dared Democrats to name it. 20 top Dems accepted the challenge.<p>“If you want to stump a Democrat, ask them to name an accomplishment of Hillary Clinton,” Carly Fiorina quipped at Wednesday’s Republican debate. The line got hearty applause—but it also cut to the core of one of the …

The Criminalization of Muslim Students Must End

This rush to judgment occurs in the educational system as well, mainly because of the enforcement of zero-tolerance disciplinary policies that have long targeted black, Native American and Latino students. The Advancement Project reports that more than 70 percent of students referred to police are …