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SC to pronounce Cauvery dispute verdict today SC to pronounce Cauvery dispute verdict today
- February 16, 2018

This is a balanced verdict which protects interest of both the states. During the hearing, a 3-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that 20 tmc ft of groundwater in Tamil Nadu had not been accounted for and needed to be seen. (more...)
New South African President will Address the Nation this Friday New South African President will Address the Nation this Friday
- February 16, 2018

South Africa's main stock market index jumped almost 4 per cent, putting it on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than two years as investors welcomed Zuma's resignation after nine years in office plagued by corruption allegations. (more...)
TN Dept of Health says TN Dept of Health says "GET A FLU SHOT!"
- February 15, 2018

At the same time last season, only 44 people had reportedly died of influenza in the county. Victim ages range from 47 to 93-years-old. "We don't have signs of hospitalizations leveling off yet", said Schuchat, adding that during a past severe season that looked similar to this one, an estimated "34 million Americans got sick with the flu". (more...)
Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week
- February 15, 2018

Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania will be available in pills, oils, tinctures or ointments. Since New Jersey's medical marijuana program launched, only patients with a limited number of conditions were able to enroll. The Altoona dispensary has not been approved at this point, so we do not know when it is going to open. Students themselves shall not be permitted to possess any form of medical marijuana at any time on school property or during any school activities on school ... (more...)
Bristol-Myers, Nektar ink $1.85B cancer drug deal Bristol-Myers, Nektar ink $1.85B cancer drug deal
- February 15, 2018

As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 8 with "Buy". Coca (NYSE:KO) was raised too. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.51%. Its down 0.10, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. Currently, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has an average volume of 6.64 Million. (more...)
Judge to hear case of Powerball victor who wants anonymity Judge to hear case of Powerball victor who wants anonymity
- February 15, 2018

According to The Union Leader , the victor - known as Jane Doe in court documents - isn't asking the judge to overturn state law that requires winners of jackpots to make their name public, instead they're hoping for an exemption in this case and allow her to establish a trust before claiming the prize. (more...)
Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice
- February 15, 2018

The study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease focused on a type of brain tissue called white matter, which is composed of millions of bundles of nerve fibres used by neurons to communicate across the brain. Drugs that inhibit BACE1 are therefore being developed as potential Alzheimer's disease treatments. These mice developed in a normal, healthy manner. (more...)
Five-storeyed under-construction building collapses in Bengaluru, 3 labourers killed Five-storeyed under-construction building collapses in Bengaluru, 3 labourers killed
- February 15, 2018

Mayor Sampath Raj told TNM, "Three people have died". More persons suspected to be trapped. All the people trapped inside are construction workers, Raj said. The building was under construction for six years. Last year, a 117-year old, five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai. In another incident from Bengaluru , seven people were killed when a two-storey building collapsed in the congested bylanes of Ejipura. (more...)
Foreign Office Minister condemns Russian Federation for NotPetya attacks Foreign Office Minister condemns Russian Federation for NotPetya attacks
- February 15, 2018

Ukraine was the first hit by NotPetya past year, with the country swiftly pointing the finger at Russian Federation as the source of the malware. Reckitt Benckiser that makes Dettol, Durex and Strepsils was among the United Kingdom firms whose sales were affected. (more...)
Rajapaksa's party wins local bodies polls Rajapaksa's party wins local bodies polls
- February 15, 2018

As a result the President had urged the Prime Minister to step down and appoint a new UNP leader and Prime Minister but Wickremesinghe has so far refused to do so. Rajapaksa campaigned against the government's failure to curb the cost of living and to take action against corruption, as well as higher taxes, the privatisation of state assets, and less welfare for the poor and retired soldiers. (more...)
Eating more processed food raises cancer risk Eating more processed food raises cancer risk
- February 15, 2018

A study published by The BMJ reports a possible association between intake of highly processed ("ultra-processed") food in the diet and cancer. "Although this research is intriguing and will add to existing evidence on how diet may impact breast cancer risk, it's far from conclusive". (more...)
Dense Fog Advisory — FIRST ALERT FORECAST Dense Fog Advisory — FIRST ALERT FORECAST
- February 15, 2018

Drizzle will likely occur overnight along with the dense fog and likely continue on into Thursday . Extended: A light shower or two is possible on Friday . Travis says next week's weather pattern looks to turn warm, humid, and potentially stormy. Meanwhile, New Iberia reported 80F which tied the record for the date and is the warmest reading here since November 29th. (more...)
Delhi govt sends showcause to Pierce Brosnan over pan masala ad Delhi govt sends showcause to Pierce Brosnan over pan masala ad
- February 15, 2018

It is not clear how this can be enforced if Brosnan fails to reply. Hollywood star and heartthrob Pierce Brosnan perhaps had the least idea he would be falling into trouble for promoting an Indian "paan masala" (mouth freshener) brand which has been linked to chewing tobacco . (more...)
Blast on ONGC ship at Cochin Shipyard kills 5, injures 11 Blast on ONGC ship at Cochin Shipyard kills 5, injures 11
- February 15, 2018

At least five people were killed and 11 others were injured in a blast in ship berthed for fix at the Cochin Shipyard today. The police as well as Fire and Rescue Service personnel carried out rescue operations. The explosion occurred in a "localised area" and therefore there is no major damage to the ship, CSL officials said. A trade union leader present at a private hospital here said nine workers were admitted there. (more...)
Transgender woman becomes first in world to breastfeed baby Transgender woman becomes first in world to breastfeed baby
- February 15, 2018

However, the patient was forced to smuggle the drug from Canada because Domperidone is now banned in the United States due to the FDA's concerns about cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. Her doctors started her on domperidone 10mg twice daily, which doubled after a month. "During that time the child's pediatrician reported that the child's growth, feeding, and bowel habits were developmentally appropriate", the report stated. (more...)
3 years of AAP: Kejriwal promises free WiFi, roads, drains 3 years of AAP: Kejriwal promises free WiFi, roads, drains
- February 15, 2018

He also said that he had met Lt. Governor Anil Baijal in this regard and both the government and the Lt. Governor and are on the same page. Talking about road accidents, he said, "No one has to worry about a police case or medical expenses of an accident victim if he or she helps the victim". (more...)
Blood test may help diagnose concussions Blood test may help diagnose concussions
- February 15, 2018

The approval was granted to Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. Today, the FDA approved the marketing of the first blood test to assess concussion in adults, known as the Brain Trauma Indicator , according to a press release. Separately, the increase of concussions is an ongoing issue in professional sports. Subconcussive or repeated hits to the head are believed to be the root of the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. (more...)
Dedmon's late heroics lead Hawks past Pistons Dedmon's late heroics lead Hawks past Pistons
- February 15, 2018

For the rest of the night, the deficit hovered around this mark, only occasionally dipping below and more often than night ballooning out towards 20-points. DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on the Pelicans team from a fantasy basketball perspective, with 53.38 fantasy points per game. Michael Beasley scored 22 points to lead the Knicks, who lost their seventh straight. (more...)
Spending on Nursing Care to Increase Steadily Through 2026 Spending on Nursing Care to Increase Steadily Through 2026
- February 15, 2018

But Republicans oppose such efforts, instead backing plans to cut government healthcare assistance, which could restrain spending by making it more hard for many patients to pay for medical care. In total, spending on health care in the U.S.is estimated to reach $5.7 trillion in 2026, about $2 trillion higher than this year. That's because the projected average annual rate of national health spending is expected to grow 5.5% annually on average in 2017 to 2026, outpacing average projected ... (more...)
Nicky Morgan Uninspired After Boris' Brexit Speech Nicky Morgan Uninspired After Boris' Brexit Speech
- February 15, 2018

Today's speech was very much more plausibly Boris's worldview, a Whiggish, liberal worldwide vision in which Brexit is "not about shutting ourselves off; it's about going global". "That is surely not some reactionary Farageist concept". His keynote speech in London will also been seen as a warning to Theresa May not to give in to pro-Brussels Cabinet ministers. (more...)
Bus Crash Claims 22 Secondary School Students Bus Crash Claims 22 Secondary School Students
- February 15, 2018

He said the bus had a head-on collision with the truck conveying tomatoes while they were both trying to avoid a pothole. Alhaji Nasiru Darazo, an elder brother to one of the deceased students, Ibrahim Girema, described their death as a "colossal loss". (more...)
Pet Products Recalled for Salmonella Infection Risk Pet Products Recalled for Salmonella Infection Risk
- February 15, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about several varieties of pet food tainted with salmonella ., The FDA is investigating six complaints of illness and death in animals that have eaten the recalled products. The findings prompted Christofersen Meats Company Inc., manufacturer of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets, to recall all lots of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets that were manufactured on October 12, 2017. (more...)
Iranian President to begin his 3-day India visit today Iranian President to begin his 3-day India visit today
- February 15, 2018

The port opens a new strategic transit route between Iran , India, Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations bypassing Pakistan. During his visit, both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and worldwide issues of mutual interest, added MEA. (more...)
Cape Town pushes 'Day Zero' back to June 4 in water crisis Cape Town pushes 'Day Zero' back to June 4 in water crisis
- February 15, 2018

On Tuesday, Mmusi Maimane , the leader of South Africa's Democratic Alliance, which runs the city of Cape Town and the Western Cape province said on Twitter, "Thanks to the efforts of Cape Town residents, consumption dropped to 526 million litres per day". (more...)
Say No To Valentine's Day, Celebrate Mahashivratri: Lucknow University Tells Students Say No To Valentine's Day, Celebrate Mahashivratri: Lucknow University Tells Students
- February 15, 2018

The students are directed not to visit the campus at any cost. On the occasion of Valentine's Day, the gates of Lucknow University remained closed to students on Wednesday. Last year, the institution warned students against bringing gifts or flowers to college on Valentine's Day over concerns that it led to harassment of women. (more...)
Notley appoints 'task force' to advise on response to BC Notley appoints 'task force' to advise on response to BC
- February 15, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley reacted swiftly and angrily to Mr. Heyman's announcement , imposing a ban on the sale of wine from B.C. and promising further action unless B.C. Horgan last week made it clear his government does not plan to respond with tit-for-tat sanctions against Alberta beef. She says talking to each other inside the legislature isn't what's needed. (more...)
Liam Miller Has Been Laid To Rest In Cork Liam Miller Has Been Laid To Rest In Cork
- February 15, 2018

Mr Miller died after a courageous battle against cancer last Friday - and his funeral was held just 24 hours before he would have turned 37. Jerseys from Liam's time at Manchester United , Celtic , and Ireland were then brought to the altar. (more...)
Boris Johnson visits burned out Rohingya village in Burma Boris Johnson visits burned out Rohingya village in Burma
- February 15, 2018

Reuters on Friday published a report laying out events that led up to the killing of 10 Rohingya men in the northern Rakhine village of Inn Din who were buried in a mass grave after being hacked to death or shot by Buddhist neighbours and soldiers. (more...)
New, fast-acting drug offers novel way to combat flu virus New, fast-acting drug offers novel way to combat flu virus
- February 15, 2018

Both drugs take roughly the same amount of time to completely contain flu symptoms, but researches said the experimental compound provides instant relief to patients. Beyond vaccination, there's a handy shortlist of things to know about the flu for this year, and a number of evidence-based things you can do to help avoid the worst of the flu (and to beat colds too) - including some things you might not exactly expect. (more...)
Deputy head of Oxfam quits over Haiti scandal Deputy head of Oxfam quits over Haiti scandal
- February 15, 2018

Evans, who was global head of safeguarding from 2012-2015 also claimed that Mark Goldring and his leadership team canceled a meeting to discuss her concerns about widespread abuse involving Oxfam workers . Oxfam chair of trustees, Caroline Thomson, said in response to the statement by DfID: "Oxfam is in total agreement with the secretary of state's further proposals". (more...)