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Uber's VP of Driver Growth, Travis VanderZanden, is leaving the company

In an email sent to the team members of Uber ride-hailing service on Wednesday, Travis VanderZanden – the company’s Vice President of Driver Growth – announced his departure from the company, after a nearly two-year stint.

VanderZanden said in the email that he is leaving Uber to spend more time with his daughters and family.

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Patient’s rights to sue nursing homes in court preserved by a new rule

The right of patients and their families to sue nursing homes and other long-term care facilities has been preserved by a new rule by the federal government, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday.

The so-called pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses in the contracts of nursing homes stopped the patients and families to undergo the court system by making them settle the dispute over care in arbitration.

NBTY herbal supplements to undergo DNA testing

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NBTY herbal supplements to undergo DNA testing

US leading vitamin and food supplement provider NBTY has given its consent to undergo advanced genetic screening so as to ensure their herbal products contain the items that the labels claim to have. The announcement was made by New York State’s Attorney General Office on Wednesday.

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Amazon announces $2.5M ‘Alexa Prize’ contest for university students

In an evident effort aimed at advancements in conversational artificial intelligence (AI), online retail giant Amazon announced a new contest for university students on Thursday.

The new contest announced by Amazon is called ‘Alexa Prize;’ and it will have a total prize pool of $2.5 million.

Under the Alexa Prize contest, teams of university students will be given the task of building a ‘socialbot’ on the Amazon Alexa voice-controlled platform. The ‘socialbot’ should have the capability to converse with humans about popular topics and news events.

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Volvo is opening research and engineering center in Mountain View, California

During the course of a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo’s US CEO Lex Kerssemakers said that a new research and engineering center is being opened by Volvo in Mountain View, California.

Announcing Volvo’s research and engineering center in California, Kerssemakers said that the center will have a team of 70 engineers who will chiefly focus on developing autonomous driving, infotainment, and connectivity technology.

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Health fair to be hosted by Beaumont Hospital during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With the goal of educating women and their families about breast cancer, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak will be hosting a health fair in October, which is also the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The fair will be emphasizing on detection of the disease, healthy lifestyle, and nutrition.

The breast health fair in Royal Oak will be on October 4, outside the main Mackinac Dining Room at the Beaumont Hospital at 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, from 11 am to 1 pm.

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