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Facebook announces Calibra, a subsidiary for Libra digital currency

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook announced on Tuesday plans to unveil in 2020 a subsidiary called Calibra, which will allow access to Libra, a new digital currency. Calibra will work in concert with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and as a standalone app, Facebook announced in a blog post. “Libra holds the potential to provide billions of…read more »

Severe turbulence leaves 10 injured, throws flight attendant into ceiling

AdrianHancu/iStock(NEW YORK) — Frightening passenger video captured severe turbulence that sent a flight attendant and her drink cart into the ceiling during a flight from Pristina, Kosovo, to Basel, Switzerland, on Sunday.The 30-second video showed the drinks from the flight attendant’s cart spill all over passengers and a lady appear to pray as the plane…read more »

Boeing executives apologize for 737 Max crashes

Wolterk/iStock(PARIS) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and the families of those who died in two recent crashes involving its new 737 Max 8 aircraft. The U.S. plane manufacturer has been in hot water since the separate crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia and the subsequent grounding of all Max aircraft worldwide. “We are very…read more »

Non-alcoholic ‘wine water’ now available in the US

O.Vine(NEW YORK) — Water that tastes like wine is now available in the U.S.O.Vine tastes like wine but is completely non-alcoholic. Wine Water Ltd., an Israeli company, first launched O.Vine in 2018 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.O.Vine “is a natural beverage that’s actually an infusion of grape skin and seeds…read more »

246,000 pounds of breakfast burritos recalled after customers find ‘small rocks’ in food

iStock/VeselovaElena(DINUBA, Calif.) — Ruiz Foods, Inc., is recalling over 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos after consumers found “small rocks” inside them. The recall, issued by Ruiz Foods, after reporting the problem to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), was issued on Friday.The eight packs of the frozen El Monterey…read more »