Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it’s the same with the “Game of Thrones” ratings. The HBO drama’s seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen company figures released Tuesday.
In the United States, an estimated 300,000 children are diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Throughout July, as part of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) recognizes some of the young patients at the forefront of research in the fight against this disease.
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has tapped Mark Kaplan to serve as the chairman of the board. The organization announced recently that Kaplan, the vice president of public affairs at Mosaic, will serve as chairman of the 2017-18 Board of Directors. Kaplan, according to the literacy organization, brings extensive legal and policy background to the board, as well as expertise in finance and education.
Disney Parks isn’t letting Han Solo or Luke Skywalker save the day at their new Star Wars-themed lands. “When you step in to the world, you’re the hero,” Chris Beatty, Disney Imagineer and executive director of the new expansions said.
When it comes to ancestral roots, it turns out the Germans have a leg up in Florida. New U.S. Census data released last week shows that about 10 percent of Florida’s 20 million residents say they have German ancestry. About 9 percent of Floridians claim Irish roots, more than 7 percent claim English ancestry and 7 percent claim Cuban roots. The ancestral roots with the smallest representation in Florida were Somalis, Ugandans and people from Sierra Leone. The data comes…
The technical landscape of 2017 offers a never-ending parade of innovation, as well as a full-on riot of various tech threats. Cyber crooks and terrorists want your dollars and to cause chaos, too. To that end, they use several motivational tools, including one ransomware scheme that asks you to infect two other people before they give you your data. That one is devious beyond words.
Barbara Zdravecky, who has served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida since 1993, is stepping down. Her departure is effective January 2018.