Soft Drink Companies Fund Fitness Programs, Ungrateful Governments Campaign Against Soda Anyway

Soft Drink Companies Fund Fitness Programs, Ungrateful Governments Campaign Against Soda Anyway

(JY O’Reilly)

Soft drink companies have an important message to get across to the public: their products can be part of a healthy lifestyle when used occasionally, and when you burn off that Mountain Dew with regular exercise. They’ve even been nice enough to fund fitness programs in many cities, and those ungrateful cities respond by proposing taxes and warning labels for their products.

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Pitfalls Of Big Data: Test Prep Company Charges By Geography, Ends Up Charging More By Race

Pitfalls Of Big Data: Test Prep Company Charges By Geography, Ends Up Charging More By Race

(Saechang)

Many teenagers’ parents want to give their kids every possible advantage when it comes to the SATs. They pony up a few thousand dollars and buy Junior a test-prep course. It’s expensive, but at least it’s the same kind of expensive for everyone, right? Well, no, it’s not. And worst of all: there sure is an awfully high correlation between the race of the family doing the buying and the price that they get charged.

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Police Return Woman’s Stolen Car With Drugs, Weapons Still Inside It

Police Return Woman’s Stolen Car With Drugs, Weapons Still Inside It

(CTV)

When your car is stolen, you can’t always expect to get it back. And if you are lucky enough to be reunited, you might then expect that a few things could be missing — nice electronics, your collection of road trip CDs featuring cool jams from the ’90s, etc. But in the case of a Calgary woman whose stolen car was returned to her recently by police, she was definitely surprised to find her missing vehicle had a few things it didn’t have when it went missing, including drugs, weapons and other illicit items.

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Irish hotel prices rose 15% in first half of 2015

Irish hotel prices rose 15% in first half of 2015
DUBLIN – Irish hotel prices rose 15% in the first six months of 2015 to an average of 116 euros per night according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI). This is the fifth consecutive year that hotel prices have continued to recover which is a positive sign for the Irish tourism industry as a whole. Despite this latest increase in prices, Ireland still remains a great value destination for both domestic and international travellers.

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