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Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family
- April 17, 2018

An estimated 687,000 Rohingya - about half of Myanmar's entire population of Rohingya, a stateless Muslim ethnic minority group - have left their homes in northern Rakhine state since violence erupted in August, crossing into Bangladesh and settling in vast and squalid refugee camps . (more...)
Enhanced risk of severe weather for WBTV viewing area Enhanced risk of severe weather for WBTV viewing area
- April 16, 2018

An isolated thunderstorm is not out of the question. "Good Saturday morning! A large, slow-moving storm system is bringing winter is back to the area with a vengeance this weekend". The cool down continues into Friday with lows in the mid-40s and Friday afternoon highs in the upper-60s. While we have a pretty good idea about where the strongest storms may develop, figuring out which one storm will be the strongest isn't possible . (more...)
UN Secretary-General on Syria: 'The Cold War is back' UN Secretary-General on Syria: 'The Cold War is back'
- April 14, 2018

Jayathma Wickramanayake, the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, said that "the vast majority of youth are peaceful, and are not in danger of participating in violence". He referred to Washington's latest statements on Syria as well as to USA interventions in recent years in both Iraq and Libya. "They know we are there (in Syria )". (more...)
Traumatic brain injuries increase your risk of dementia later in life Traumatic brain injuries increase your risk of dementia later in life
- April 12, 2018

New research in the journal Lancet Psychiatry offers more evidence on the link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia for older adults. The study found that the risk of dementia increased 33 per cent higher for two or three TBIs, 61 per cent higher for four TBIs, and 183 per cent higher for five or more TBIs. (more...)
Apple has been ordered to pay $500 million in iMessage patent suit Apple has been ordered to pay $500 million in iMessage patent suit
- April 12, 2018

In October 2017, Apple was also ordered to pay over $439 million as its "VPN on Demand" feature and FaceTime were determined to violate VirnetX's patents. Presently, Apple had once again made a decision to challenge the judgement of the US district court in the Federal Court of Texas. Reports claim that the legal battle between Apple includes many legal suits and a myriad number of appeals. (more...)
Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Deaths in IL Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Deaths in IL
- April 11, 2018

In nine cases in IL, the substances were cut with brodifacoum - or rat poison, according to the statement from the health department. "We strongly urge everyone not to use synthetic cannabinoids ". What the state health department says it's struggling with most is getting potential users information on how risky these drugs can be. Synthetic cannabis is available at convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops and novelty stores, as well as online. (more...)
Lawsuit: Three Michigan State basketball players raped woman in 2015 Lawsuit: Three Michigan State basketball players raped woman in 2015
- April 11, 2018

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar , who was recently convicted of sexual abuse, was a longtime employee at the university. An ESPN investigative report revealed that under football coach Mark Dantonio's watch, 16 MSU football players had been accused of sexual assault or misconduct and that the coach handled the complaints and discipline. (more...)
All Blacks Sevens fourth in Hong Kong All Blacks Sevens fourth in Hong Kong
- April 09, 2018

The Blitzboks will next face Fiji at 09:41 (SA time) in the semi-finals. Wales finished 13th out of 16 teams at this weekend's Kong Kong Sevens. The Pacific island remains to be reeling from the devastating affect of Cyclone Josie final week. (more...)
DHSK celebrates World Health Day 2018 DHSK celebrates World Health Day 2018
- April 09, 2018

World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation. On the occasion of World Health Day, the International Organization for Migration ( IOM ) called for universal health coverage also for the internally displaced persons (IDPs ). (more...)
LHS softball keeps rolling with 14-1 win at Hamilton County LHS softball keeps rolling with 14-1 win at Hamilton County
- April 08, 2018

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Head coach Ricky Young said the Richmond baseball team needed to keep its bats swinging in order to advance to the tournament championship game, and that's exactly what it did. "It's a good problem to have", Belcher said. "We knew Lexi is a handful anytime she's in the circle. I knew that my defense was out there to back me up all the way and just to come out there and hit like we did was awesome". (more...)
Houthis Violate Laws of War by Launching Missiles at Saudi Arabia - HRW Houthis Violate Laws of War by Launching Missiles at Saudi Arabia - HRW
- April 05, 2018

It was the latest in a series of airstrikes by the USA -backed Saudi-led coalition air force since the start of the war in Yemen three years ago. Since then, the alliance, which is supported by the USA military, has conducted thousands of air strikes targeting Houthi fighters. (more...)
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum holds its annual Easter egg hunt The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum holds its annual Easter egg hunt
- April 04, 2018

In fact, most families there forgot that this Easter oddly fell on April Fools' Day. Adilynn Hartline, 5, shows off an egg she's collected at the annual Noblesville Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at the Moose Lodge. "He was scared of it before, but this year he's ready". What makes this egg hunt different was the beeping noise heard all around the field. The kid with the most realistic idea of her haul had to be Tenishka Bagal, 4. (more...)
Snow falls outside Yankee Stadium on opening day Snow falls outside Yankee Stadium on opening day
- April 03, 2018

One out later, NY chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field. Jordan Montgomery, who was 9-7 with a 3.88 ERA in 29 starts as a rookie last season, starts for the Yankees . (more...)
CANCER BREAKTHROUGH? New 'shock absorber' organ discovered spanning ENTIRE body CANCER BREAKTHROUGH? New 'shock absorber' organ discovered spanning ENTIRE body
- March 29, 2018

Neil Theise , a professor at the School of Medicine of the University of NY and the new study's author, explained that this new organ , the Interstitium , has not been discovered before due to the fact that scientists tend to examine fixed tissue. (more...)
Amit Shah slams TDP chief's decision to leave NDA
- March 27, 2018

On March 8, TDP's two ministers in Centre P Ashok Gajapati Raju and Y Satyanarayana Chowdary resigned and the party left NDA on March 15. Interestingly, not only TDP and YSR Congress but national parties like Congress and CPM have also given notices of no-confidence motion against PM Narendra Modi-led BJP government. (more...)
Toyworld Mag look at the Toys R Us situation Toyworld Mag look at the Toys R Us situation
- March 26, 2018

Toys "R" Us said customers who have already placed online orders can expect to receive them. Outside of MGA, Larian and other investors launched a campaign on GoFundMe for the purchase of assets from the company. Shopping carts stood ready for customers to grab and fill up themselves, supermarket-style. "And online is probably putting the stores out of business", said Joshi. (more...)
Pakistan expats celebrate National Day Pakistan expats celebrate National Day
- March 25, 2018

The main feature of the day was the spectacular military parade held at the Parade Ground, Shakarparian. He was received by Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad . Hussain also greeted the forces from Turkey, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates that took part in the parade. Calling upon for an immediate and peaceful resolution of the struggle of Kashmiri people, the President said, "The only solution to the dispute of Kashmir is to provide the right of ... (more...)
India Vows To End TB By 2025 India Vows To End TB By 2025
- March 24, 2018

Speaking at the End TB Summit, PM Narendra Modi said the Government was working in a mission mode to make India TB-free. Visit Canada.ca to read my full report where you can find out more about TB in Canada and the collective actions needed eliminate the disease, remove health disparities for sustained success and improve overall health. (more...)
Amazon moves ahead of Alphabet to become world's second most valuable company Amazon moves ahead of Alphabet to become world's second most valuable company
- March 22, 2018

Vestor Capital LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Amazon .com by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. Whitnell & Co. now owns 109 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock worth $105,000 after purchasing an additional 93 shares in the last quarter. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, August 15 with "Buy" rating. Finally, Wells Fargo lifted their target price on Amazon.com to $1,525.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. (more...)
Dapchi Abduction: Nigerian Army Describes Amnesty's Claims As 'Outright Falsehood' Dapchi Abduction: Nigerian Army Describes Amnesty's Claims As 'Outright Falsehood'
- March 21, 2018

Why was it made a decision to withdraw troops? The Campaign group Amnesty said they spoke to 23 different local leaders who said they saw the militants in the vicinity on the day of the attack . The cops have been deployed to Yobe, Adamawa and Borno to protect students and teachers, newswire, PRNigeria reported on Monday quoting a top police officer close to the inspector general of police. (more...)
Snow and ice cause weather warnings and closures for Andover Snow and ice cause weather warnings and closures for Andover
- March 19, 2018

A yellow weather warning for ice will remain in place for much of the United Kingdom until 10am on Monday morning. Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said: "The best way to describe this is as a real return to wintry conditions". Very cold again, with the risk of widespread ice. Weather warnings will remain in place for much of Scotland as a mini cold snap brings temperatures which could feel as low as -10C. (more...)
Butler Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Odds, March Madness Betting Pick Butler Bulldogs vs. Arkansas Razorbacks Odds, March Madness Betting Pick
- March 19, 2018

Vegas says that Arkansas only has a 46.5% chance of winning, while the computer thinks that number should be closer to 55.3%, so there is 8.8% side value on picking the Razorbacks to justify their seeding. In the second round, the journey will not any easier for the Bulldogs. "We knew it was going to be a 40-minute game". Butler senior forward Tyler Wideman felt the key for the Bulldogs was team defense. (more...)
Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russia's President Vladimir Putin wins fourth term as Russia's President
- March 19, 2018

AP reports he won over 73 percent of the vote and will remain president for at least the next six years. Asked about the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Britain , he said Russian Federation did not now have chemical weapons and it would be "nonsense" to think Russian Federation would launch such an attack in the lead up to an election. (more...)
The FDA Is Making Major Moves Against the Cigarette Industry The FDA Is Making Major Moves Against the Cigarette Industry
- March 16, 2018

The Dartmouth researchers pulled data from a variety of national surveys of health and tobacco use to calculate how many years of life are gained or lost from e-cigarette use. "We're interested in public input on critical questions such as: what potential maximum nicotine level would be appropriate for the protection of public health?" Matthew Myers , president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, warned of the dangers of taking it too slow. (more...)
Nigeria's ranking improves on United Nations global happiness report Nigeria's ranking improves on United Nations global happiness report
- March 15, 2018

In 2015, more than a million migrants entered Europe, and a few thousand made it to Finland , a relatively homogenous country with about 300,000 foreigners and residents with foreign roots, out of its 5.5 million people. Germany came in 15th place, while the United Kingdom was 19th. "The signs are not good for the U.S. It is getting richer and richer but not getting happier". (more...)
Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists' Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'
- March 11, 2018

A younger leadership circle will likely emerge, but Marine Le Pen , the only candidate for president, will remain. Since taking over the National Front's presidency in 2011, Le Pen has worked to erase the footprint of her father - who has convictions for racism and anti-Semitism - to broaden the party's appeal. (more...)
23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test 23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test
- March 08, 2018

The National Society of Genetic Counselors recommended that people should not take the test without first consulting cancer experts, saying, "Consumers who test positive for these mutations need to be retested in a clinical setting under the supervision of a medical professional before moving forward with any medical decisions". (more...)
Sing to the new baby, Oxford schoolgirl advises Duchess Sing to the new baby, Oxford schoolgirl advises Duchess
- March 08, 2018

The Duchess was greeted by lots of enthusiastic fans who were excited to see her and her growing baby bump . Kate Middleton has shown exactly why she's the Queen of recycling after arriving at an official royal visit dressed in a maternity coat she wore when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte . (more...)
Illinois Sees Steep Increase In Opioid ER Visits Illinois Sees Steep Increase In Opioid ER Visits
- March 08, 2018

Pharmacies in the state dispensed 4.1 million opioid prescriptions in 2017, down 20 percent from 5.1 million in 2015, according a report last week from the Controlled Substances Board. StateImpact's Jackie Fortier reports on new data about drug overdose deaths. Increases were seen in rates across demographic groups and all 5 US regions; the largest increases were seen in the Southwest, Midwest, and West (about 7 to 11% per quarter). (more...)
E-cigarettes aren't a good option after all! E-cigarettes aren't a good option after all!
- March 08, 2018

Sixty-seven used e-cigarettes only, while 17 used both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes. Study participants who used both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes had significantly higher levels of risky chemicals, including acrylonitrile, acrolein , propylene oxide, acrylamide and crotonaldehyde, the researchers said. (more...)
Black Panther Gets Spotlight At Academy Awards 2018 Opening Monologue Black Panther Gets Spotlight At Academy Awards 2018 Opening Monologue
- March 07, 2018

With Black Panther being out only three weeks at the box office, it's now learned that looks to be the case as Black Panther is only about $100 million shy of the magic billion dollar mark. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett in lead roles, Black Panther is now playing in theaters. He said he's seen families come in and introduce younger kids to not just Black Panther , but other comic books. (more...)
Anxiety as meat poisoning scare hits South Africa Anxiety as meat poisoning scare hits South Africa
- March 06, 2018

Both companies, which say they are cooperating with the authorities, suspended processed meat production at their plants after health authorities ordered a recall of cold meats associated with the outbreak from outlets at home and overseas. (more...)
Diabetes 'consists of 5 distinct types' Diabetes 'consists of 5 distinct types'
- March 04, 2018

Traditionally, diabetes has been understood to have two main forms. The charity has also revealed the number of people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has increased by more than 2,000 in the county since a year ago. (more...)
North Korea threatens to 'counter' United States over military drills with the South
- March 04, 2018

It also called for the United States to be denounced by the worldwide community, accusing Washington of aiming to " aggravate the situation on the Korean peninsula at any cost ". The North said that as it has declared several times, it will consider any kind of blockade as an act of war. Pyongyang isn't the only side that has slammed the U.S. (more...)
Doctors began brain surgery, then realized they operated on wrong patient Doctors began brain surgery, then realized they operated on wrong patient
- March 03, 2018

The two were shown door to pave way for investigations over the surgery done to a wrong patient. "Hospital staff then closed the patient up and sent him back to the ward", the management said. "We are happy to inform the public that the patient is in recovery and progressing well", she said. It adds that the person who had the blood clot might not need to undergo surgery after all, as his condition has improved significantly. (more...)
Kushner's Israeli business ties examined amid loss of security clearance Kushner's Israeli business ties examined amid loss of security clearance
- March 02, 2018

The Kushner family's real estate firm, Kushner Cos., is struggling to find the means to pay off a debt of that dollar amount due in January 2019, thanks to its ill-advised purchase of the 666 Fifth Ave. The two reportedly spoke about a potential job opportunity at the White House, but the job did not come to fruition. Abbe Lowell, Kushner's attorney, said in a statement that the delay is not uncommon. (more...)
Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing Dropbox to go public with $500M IPO filing
- February 25, 2018

Or is it more like Atlassian, the successful workplace collaboration company that offers a more friendly point of comparison for Dropbox investors? The IPO, which would provide an exit more than a decade after Dropbox was founded, also could spur other large "unicorns" ranging from Uber Technologies Inc.to Pinterest Inc.to test the waters. (more...)
Phil Murphy joins with other Democratic governors to push gun control Phil Murphy joins with other Democratic governors to push gun control
- February 25, 2018

Gina Raimondo. With the state budget a hot-button issue in the capital, it's unclear how much this new regional coalition will cost CT taxpayers. The governors of New Jersey, New York , Connecticut , and Rhode Island are forming a regional "States for Gun Safety" coalition . (more...)
FluMist may prevent future flu cases FluMist may prevent future flu cases
- February 24, 2018

Coined by the New York Times as the worst flu season in almost a decade, the number of flu-related incidences and hospitalizations continues to increase in the US. H3N2 is the most lethal of the seasonal strains and has been around for 50 years. Hospitals also warn patients that heading to the emergency room should be a last resort rather than a first option. (more...)
State flu deaths climb but season may have peaked State flu deaths climb but season may have peaked
- February 24, 2018

That's up from 195 from the previous week . The type of flu virus that is primarily causing illness in MS and nationwide is the H3N2 flu strain, which especially affects individuals over 65 years of age and young children, increasing their risk of complications and hospitalization. (more...)
Palestine calls for peace; US firm on Jerusalem move Palestine calls for peace; US firm on Jerusalem move
- February 23, 2018

At the same time , Delattre urged the United States to reconsider its recent decision to cut more than $100 million in assistance to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, which provides schooling, food, health care, and other essential services to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees. (more...)
UCF Wikipedia page claims Louisville's vacated 2013 national championship UCF Wikipedia page claims Louisville's vacated 2013 national championship
- February 22, 2018

Louisville becomes the first program in modern NCAA history to vacate a national championship. Though he has been gone for months, the NCAA's decision to uphold the penalties handed down by the committee on infractions comes one step closer to closing the sordid, scandalous chapter that Pitino authored as Louisville basketball coach . (more...)
Heavy Drinking could Increase Dementia Risk Heavy Drinking could Increase Dementia Risk
- February 22, 2018

The study , considered to be the largest in terms of database analyzed, thoroughly looked at the records of more than 30 million people that were admitted to the French National Hospital from the period of 2008 to 2013. Over 6% of men and 1.5% of women discharged from hospital had alcohol use disorders, compared to 16.5 % of men and 4% of women with dementia. What they found was the 57 per cent of these cases were related to chronic heavy drinking . (more...)
Flood warning for Ford and Iroquois counties extended
- February 21, 2018

Periods of steady, heavy rain will continue throughout our Tuesday night as a cold front begins a sluggish approach from the west. The National Weather Service in the Quad-Cities has instituted a flood watch for the Gateway area. Temperatures could reach into the mid-60s Tuesday and Wednesday . As much as six inches of rainfall is expected this week, North Little Rock meteorologist Joe Goudsward said . (more...)
Nathan Chen Fails to Medal in 2018 Olympic Men's Singles Competition Nathan Chen Fails to Medal in 2018 Olympic Men's Singles Competition
- February 18, 2018

His routine set to Chopin's Ballade No.1 earned him 10 points more than the one he led the short programme with in Russian Federation four years ago. It was almost enough to pull off one of the great comebacks in Winter Games history, from 17 place to the podium, but Chen's incredible climb ended in fifth place Friday night (San Diego time ). (more...)
County reports another 20 flu deaths County reports another 20 flu deaths
- February 17, 2018

Despite the disappointing success rate of the vaccine, it's still the best defense against the flu , McMahon said. To date, there have been 17 influenza-related deaths reported in Allen County in 2018. Influenza B is more common in children than in adults. "Hawaii and OR are still the outliers". The CDC says that 7.7 percent of patient visits were related to flu-like illness during the week ending February 3, up from 7.2 percent of visits the previous week. (more...)
Three Lewis County Deaths Linked to Influenza Three Lewis County Deaths Linked to Influenza
- February 16, 2018

The CDC has rated this year's flu as "widespread" in 49 states, the most prevalent the virus has been in that many states at once in the past ten years. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, including those that can result in hospitalization. The flu season can peak as late as March. (more...)
Virgil van Dijk faces Southampton for the first time since joining Liverpool Virgil van Dijk faces Southampton for the first time since joining Liverpool
- February 12, 2018

He said: " Southampton's win at West Brom last weekend was big for them because they had waited so long for a Premier League win - 12 games and 10 weeks to be exact - and this game is a hard one to call". A drop-off from a key player in other teams might have devastating consequences, but Firmino and Salah have more than papered over the cracks. In the eyes of some home fans, this game was a free-hit. (more...)
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)
- February 10, 2018

Tompkins Fincl Corp invested in 8,263 shares. Nvidia's CFO added that the strong results could also be attributed to a demand for its GPUs related to mining cryptocurrencies, which had "accounted for a higher percentage of revenue than the previous quarter". (more...)
Girl, 12, arrested after five injured in school shooting Girl, 12, arrested after five injured in school shooting
- February 05, 2018

Another classmate, 12-year-old Jordan Valenzuela told The Associated Press that he made contact with the suspect after the gun went off. A student is accused of shooting 16 people - killing two - on January 23, at western Kentucky's Marshall County High School in Benton. (more...)

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