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Get ready to see the first 'blue moon' eclipse in 150 years Get ready to see the first 'blue moon' eclipse in 150 years
- January 06, 2018

This generally only happens once every 2.5 years but we are going to have another blue moon on March 31st! Since the Moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) farther from Earth than the other (perigee). (more...)
Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers
- January 06, 2018

Now, the Met is a New York-based cultural attraction, competing with all the others not just for tourist dollars, but for donors who should factor in the tiered-admission system when deciding where they want their money to go. According to the Times , front door fees now account for 14 percent of the Met's $305 million budget, or $43 million, and the new policy is expected to bring in an additional $6 million annually from out-of-state residents. (more...)
Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Announces Dividend of $0.08 Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Announces Dividend of $0.08
- January 06, 2018

Inverness Counsel Ltd Liability New York owns 7,754 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. Boston Prtnrs holds 23.24M shares. Stock's free cash flow yield, which represents the amount of cash available to investors before dividends, expressed as a percentage of the stock price, is 1.33. (more...)
Four More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Iowa Four More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Iowa
- January 06, 2018

The H3N2 virus is the predominant strain in the current season, though three other viruses are showing up in positive tests. "We certainly know that our colleagues in the southern hemisphere, Australia specifically, saw a fairly heavy year for influenza". (more...)
Red Cross needs blood donations Red Cross needs blood donations
- January 06, 2018

The American Red Cross hopes your routine will include regular blood donations in the new year. The service says that one person seriously injured in a vehicle crash could need as many as 50 blood donations to help save their life. On Thursday, the blood care center hosted a blood drive but only five people donated. January has always been observed as National Blood Donor Month and is recognized by the federal government. (more...)
Congo's bishops shocked after 8 killed in protests Congo's bishops shocked after 8 killed in protests
- January 06, 2018

The children from the church came to help me out and we started running. He said the police action was justified in the face of militants and gangsters. Its bishops have frequently spoken out against human rights abuses by the government and alleged plans by Kabila to remove term limits that forbid him to run for re-election. (more...)
What's Ahead for Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (SGMO) After Achieving 52-Week High?
- January 06, 2018

About 302,962 shares traded. Analysts await Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) to report earnings on January, 22 after the close. It has outperformed by 12.75% the S&P500. About 1.50 million shares traded or 6.80% up from the average. (NASDAQ:SGMO) or 15,000 shares. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.57 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Bajrang Dal stage protest over the death of its member Deepak Rao Bajrang Dal stage protest over the death of its member Deepak Rao
- January 06, 2018

The killing sparked off a war of words between the ruling Congress party and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ), with the latter demanding the resignation of Siddaramaiah. Reddy said law enforcement authorities were yet to determine the reasons for the killing, nor have they established if either the suspects or the victim belonged to any organization. (more...)
'FG's failure to arrest, prosecute killer herdsmen encouraging Benue bloodbath' 'FG's failure to arrest, prosecute killer herdsmen encouraging Benue bloodbath'
- January 06, 2018

Have you read Trendiee Today? Also yesterday, President Buhari commiserated with Governor Ortom over the killings While expressing sadness at the "wicked and callous" attacks on innocent children, the president assured the governor and people of the state that relevant security agencies have been directed to do everything possible to arrest those behind the regrettable incidents and avert further attacks. (more...)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Analysts See $1.43 EPS
- January 06, 2018

The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $56.73. Shares of AbbVie (NYSE ABBV) traded up $0.50 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $97.91. (NYSE:ABBV) on Thursday, November 16 with "Market Perform" rating. As per Monday, November 28, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. Robert W. (more...)
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)
- January 05, 2018

The stock increased 0.10% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $40.71. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 9.08% with $343.03 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. (more...)
Michigan State's Harlon Barnett Hired as Florida State's New Defensive Coordinator Michigan State's Harlon Barnett Hired as Florida State's New Defensive Coordinator
- January 05, 2018

He was an All-American safety at Michigan State, and played in the National Football League before ultimately coaching defensive backs in college at a few spots before ultimately going back to Michigan State in 2007. Michigan State will now have two assistant openings to fill as teams are allowed to add a 10th assistant this month. He has coached defensive backs at Michigan State since 2007, after joining the staff from Cincinnati. (more...)
Companies Are Selling 'Raw Water,' But Should You Drink It?
- January 05, 2018

Hensrud said, including E. coli bacteria, viruses, parasites and carcinogenic compounds that can be present in untreated water. There is a reason that everyone including children drank so much hard cider and beer during the 1700s and 1800s: because waterborne illness was prevalent, and alcoholic beverages were safer than many sources of "raw water". (more...)
Nurses struck off after squashing newborn baby's head and laughing Nurses struck off after squashing newborn baby's head and laughing
- January 05, 2018

All three nurses, who have not been named, have since been fired, had their medical licences revoked and have been banned from practicing nursing in every department. The infant's father, who remained anonymous, told the media that he was shocked to see his baby being abused in a video that was so widely circulated on social media. (more...)
Zach Thompson Out as Head of Dallas County Health and Human Services Zach Thompson Out as Head of Dallas County Health and Human Services
- January 05, 2018

Sources familiar with the situation confirmed to NBC 5 that Thompson was ordered to leave the building. Thompson's attorney says he was blindsided by news of his termination and says Thompson has yet to hear anything from the county about the status of his employment. (more...)
Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips Google discovers 'serious' flaws in Intel and other chips
- January 05, 2018

Per Intel: " The security researchers presented their findings in confidence, and we and other companies worked together to verify their results, develop and validate firmware and operating system updates for impacted technologies, and make them widely available as rapidly as possible ". (more...)
'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut 'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut
- January 05, 2018

One part of the packet that caused Crohn's-like symptoms. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain. It was a ketchup packet. The woman's health scare was the first case a synthetic plastic packaging was mimicking symptoms of Crohn's disease . The woman could not recall when she had ingested the plastic ketchup packets. (more...)
Capital International Investors Decreases Holdings in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)
- January 05, 2018

The institutional investor held 207,674 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.58 billion, up from 142,975 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vantage Inv Advsrs Llc holds 10,775 shares. Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp . Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Las Vegas Sands , 3 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". (more...)
CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak
- January 05, 2018

Canada had 41 cases. While washing any greens may help avoid some illnesses, Consumer Reports warns that it may not get rid of all E. Coli bacteria present. In the USA, 17 cases are being investigated as part of the outbreak. We will update this post as more information on the outbreaks becomes available. (more...)
Chocolate Could Become Extinct As Soon As 2050! Chocolate Could Become Extinct As Soon As 2050!
- January 05, 2018

Now, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI ), an academic research partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, has announced it is working on disease resistant cocoa trees - with support from MARS Inc, the world's highest grossing confectionary company. (more...)
Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic
- January 05, 2018

Experiments with humanised mice showed that metabolism of dietary trehalose made RT027 C. difficile infections worse. "Dietary trehalose enhances virulence of epidemic Clostridium difficile ". It is now widely used in countries around the world, in foods like pasta, ice cream, and even ground beef. And they both grow very well in the presence of trehalose. (more...)
Avoid eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak in US, Canada
- January 05, 2018

Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), CT (2), IL (1), IN (1), MI (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), NY (1), OH (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1). As of December 28, 2017, Canadian health officials have reported 41 cases of the strain and linked the infections to romaine lettuce. However, there are certain strains of E. (more...)
Look smiles better! Facial yoga knocks years off you Look smiles better! Facial yoga knocks years off you
- January 05, 2018

For the first eight weeks, they did the exercises daily for 30 minutes . For the first eight weeks, the subjects exercised daily for 30 minutes , and then performed the same exercises on alternate days for the remainder of the trial. A standardized facial aging scale assessed photos of the women to assess any changes in perceived age. Lastly they asked how happy participants were with the results. (more...)
Three more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas Three more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas
- January 05, 2018

In the last week of December, the county had 150 confirmed cases and 190 confirmed cases of influenza the week before. Washoe County Health District officials announced today that there were more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the flu in the past two weeks. (more...)
ESA speaks out against World Health Organization's 'gaming disorder' proposal ESA speaks out against World Health Organization's 'gaming disorder' proposal
- January 05, 2018

The recognised pyschologists' reference volume, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM ), lists internet gaming disorder as a "condition for further study", meaning it is not officially recognised. "We strongly encourage the World Health Organization to reverse direction on its proposed action". Or are just asked to stop playing because dinner is ready. (more...)
NHS says 16900 people forced to wait outside A&E over Christmas NHS says 16900 people forced to wait outside A&E over Christmas
- January 05, 2018

And even when an ambulance gets a patient to a hospital, paramedics can wait hours to get the patient into the building. Prime Minister Theresa May apologized Thursday for mounting problems in Britain's National Health Service (NHS). Bed occupancy also rose again to worryingly high levels after it had dropped in the run-up to Christmas, when some patients were discharged so they could be at home. (more...)
Why the DASH, Mediterranean diets are the best ways to eat Why the DASH, Mediterranean diets are the best ways to eat
- January 05, 2018

It's been used as an approach to prevent seizures in children with epilepsy for decades. According to the doctors, restricting carbs can lead to a process called ketosis. While Mediterranean, DASH, and Flexitarian claim the top marks in the U.S. News and World Report rankings, it's No. 4 ranked Weight Watchers that pulls in the most star power. (more...)
The Cancer Death Rate Continues To Drop In The US The Cancer Death Rate Continues To Drop In The US
- January 05, 2018

The decrease in cancer death rates started in 1991, and since that time it has dropped by 26 percent, the investigation found. According to the report, men a slightly more likely to develop a form - most commonly, prostate, lung and colorectal - of cancer than women. (more...)
Veneto woman becomes the first Italian to be fitted with bionic hand Veneto woman becomes the first Italian to be fitted with bionic hand
- January 05, 2018

However, during that time, the equipment that was necessary to support it was so large that the prosthetic limb could not leave the laboratory. A woman who lost a hand nearly 25 years ago has "felt" with her missing limb again, thanks to a prosthetic that mimics a sense of touch. (more...)
Mass overdose after backpackers snorted unidentified powder Mass overdose after backpackers snorted unidentified powder
- January 05, 2018

The people who took the drugs - seven men and two women - were rushed to three Perth hospitals about midnight on Tuesday after a triple-zero call was made from a house in Colombo Street, Victoria Park. The alarm was raised when another resident returned to the property late on Tuesday night to find the nine backpackers in unconscious or semi-conscious states. (more...)