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INEC Lacks 'Capacity' To Hold Free, Fair Elections, Wike Tells German Ambassador INEC Lacks 'Capacity' To Hold Free, Fair Elections, Wike Tells German Ambassador
- February 21, 2018

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has expressed willingness to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the recent local government elections in the state. Who gave the children the voter's card? The association claimed that there was no way the agency could justify the unacceptable electoral incidence that was allowed to go on unchecked in the Northern part of the country. (more...)
Slashing alcohol intake 'could curb your risk by up to a third' Slashing alcohol intake 'could curb your risk by up to a third'
- February 21, 2018

Previous research has likewise established a link between heavy drinking and smoking, depression, and low educational attainment - all risk factors for dementia. In men, the risk was increased by a factor of 4.7, while in women, it increased by a factor of 4.3. It comes just weeks after USA research found moderate drinking was good for the brain. (more...)
Army awards 3 Parkland shooting victims with Medal of Heroism Army awards 3 Parkland shooting victims with Medal of Heroism
- February 21, 2018

Wang, dressed in his uniform, was killed while saving others. The families of the three slain students either have been or will be presented with medals at the funerals for their children. Rick Scott. A petition posted to WhiteHouse.gov urged the US military to give Wang a full military funeral with honors. "The achievement must be an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students", the commendation notes. (more...)
Ex Bigg Boss contestant Gaurav Chopra gets married in private ceremony Ex Bigg Boss contestant Gaurav Chopra gets married in private ceremony
- February 21, 2018

The pictures of the private wedding have however made their way to social media. Both Nisha and Karan shared pictures on their Instagram account before hitting to the wedding venue. Mainly his relationship with Mouni Roy was very much long and famous. Gaurav played the lead roles in multiple TV serials like Uttaran, Doli Armaano Ki, Gulmohar Grand, Left Right Left, Ghar Ki Lakshmi and many more. (more...)
Florida Shooter's Former Friend Says She Reported Him To School 'Multiple' Times
- February 21, 2018

He was a friend of their son. They insisted he enlist in adult education classes and drove him there each day. "I don't want to speculate on how the FBI conducts their investigations", he said. He apologized. He looked lost, absolutely lost", James Snead told the newspaper. Cruz had quirky habits, like putting a chocolate chip cookie on a steak and cheese sandwich, and going to bed at 8:00 pm. (more...)
Bus owners call for strike from March 14 Bus owners call for strike from March 14
- February 21, 2018

A major grievance of the association is, Government extending the scope of City bus service to semi-urban and rural areas which they claim is affecting their business. "The transport department has been ignoring our demands for which we had made a decision to launch a strike in October". If this state of affairs continues, the bus operators will go off road from March 14 indefinitely, the body threatened. (more...)
Fergie apologises for National Basketball Association performance Fergie apologises for National Basketball Association performance
- February 21, 2018

The hip-hop artist has come to the singer's defense amid some serious NBA All-Star Game national anthem backlash. Many are saying her peformance was really that bad. However, singers like Mariah Carey - who famously had an on-stage meltdown on New Year's Eve in 2016 - and Shaquille O'Neal showed support for Fergie and pushed back against the criticism she received. (more...)
McDonald's Promises Healthier Happy Meals By 2022 McDonald's Promises Healthier Happy Meals By 2022
- February 21, 2018

On Thursday, McDonald's in the US announced that cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will be pulled from its Happy Meal menu to help reduce calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over? To their credit, however, the conglomerate remains committed to the cause. McDonald's will make the changes, including new nutritional standards for the Happy Meal changes, by June in the United States. (more...)
Serena Williams Reveals She Almost Died While Giving Birth Serena Williams Reveals She Almost Died While Giving Birth
- February 21, 2018

The former world No1 had already revealed in an interview with Vogue that she was bedridden for six weeks after the birth of Alexis Olympia a year ago following an emergency caesarean section. Williams said she was forced to "spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed" as the complications spread. "I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen", she describes. (more...)
(CELG) Position Lifted by Atria Investments LLC
- February 21, 2018

There is no guarantee that when share prices reach a 52 week low, the stock will begin to trade higher - it could break down to an even lower level. Since September 5, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 insider sales for $2.54 million activity. (more...)
Human-sheep hybrids can cure diabetes and grow organs for transplant - Scientists Human-sheep hybrids can cure diabetes and grow organs for transplant - Scientists
- February 21, 2018

The embryos were only 0.01 percent human by cell count, AJC said. This is how scientists hope to ultimately grow functional human organs, such as a heart or liver, inside a pig or other animal. "We have this incredible life-saving technology right now with organ transplantation, but there aren't enough for everybody", said reproductive biologist Pablo Ross from the University of California. (more...)
On cam: Congressman threatens to set BBMP office on fire On cam: Congressman threatens to set BBMP office on fire
- February 21, 2018

Congress MLA Byrati Basavaraj's close aide Narayanaswamy tried to set BBMP office on fire in Horamavu. In the video filmed, the Congress leader is seen throwing some liquid inside the building of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office. (more...)
Kohli becomes first Indian Batsman to score 900 points mark in ODIs Kohli becomes first Indian Batsman to score 900 points mark in ODIs
- February 21, 2018

Kohli , 29, has so far scored a stunning 870 runs on this tour, in 13 innings. In the process, Kohli has hit seven sixes and 91 boundaries. It must be recalled that he had surpassed the West Indian legend in the all-timers' Test list as well last month. (more...)
Myanmar to resettle 6000 Rohingya refugees Myanmar to resettle 6000 Rohingya refugees
- February 21, 2018

There are more than 3,00,000 Rohingyas living in Bangladesh, who fled in earlier waves of violence from the Myanmarese Government since the last three decades. Last Friday, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations. Bangladeshis urged the Rohingya to return to Myanmar. (more...)
Emirates Passenger's Menstrual Pain Got Her Kicked Off Flight Emirates Passenger's Menstrual Pain Got Her Kicked Off Flight
- February 21, 2018

They spent £250 each to rebook flights for the following day. Evans told the reporters that after taking their seats, she leaned over towards Moran to tell him that she just got her period and experienced mild menstrual pains. A young woman was ordered off an global flight after complaining of period pains, it emerged today. "They just contacted a medical team in the USA and they said Beth couldn't fly", he added explaining why it was frustrating. (more...)
IMO: Catholic bishop resigns after suffering rejection for 5 years IMO: Catholic bishop resigns after suffering rejection for 5 years
- February 21, 2018

In a February 19 statement, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples confirmed that in their letters expressing "obedience and fidelity", some of the Ahiaran priests who wrote to Pope Francis also said they would have "psychological difficulty" in collaborating with Bishop Okpaleke after years of conflict. (more...)
Boko Haram attacks UNIMAID Boko Haram attacks UNIMAID
- February 21, 2018

Although it was not clear last night whether some of the girls were abducted, the attack evoked memories of the kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok Girls Secondary School by the same insurgents. Jail terms ranged from three to 60 years, said the ministry. Hospital officials said two patients later died from their injuries. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the use of suicide bombers in crowded areas is a hallmark of the Islamist militant group, which has killed more that ... (more...)
PM Modi flags off Palace Queen Humsafar Express in Mysuru PM Modi flags off Palace Queen Humsafar Express in Mysuru
- February 21, 2018

The BJP has 14 chief ministers and several deputy chief ministers in states, including Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir, where it is a junior partner in the government. With this, the entire 139 km stretch between the two cities has been electrified and has paved way for the introduction of electric train service not only between Mysuru and Bengaluru but provides a through electric train service upto Chennai (as the Bengaluru-Chennai stretch is already electrified). (more...)
Drinking alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90, study says Drinking alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90, study says
- February 21, 2018

Professor Claudia Kawas, of the University of California , tracked data on around 1,700 people who were in their nineties in 2003 - called the "90+ study". Two hours of non-sport hobbies such as gardening, reading or crafts slashed risk 21 per cent. "It's not bad to be skinny when you're young but it's very bad to be skinny when you're old". (more...)
Kratom supplements have a new side effect: Salmonella Kratom supplements have a new side effect: Salmonella
- February 21, 2018

Some products containing the plant kratom, used as a stimulant and for certain medical purposes, have been contaminated with salmonella , the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported February 20, warning people to avoid consuming those items. (more...)
Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows
- February 21, 2018

There was still, however, enormous weight loss variability among them. "What we do know is that some diets work better for some individuals than others, yet the factors that drive these inconsistencies remain unclear". The rest had lost an average of 13 pounds. "As a registered dietitian, the outcome of the study does not surprise me", she said. But, contrary to indications from past studies, Gardner found no link between genotype, baseline insulin levels and a propensity to succeed on ... (more...)
Cleaning Sprays As Harmful As Heavy Smoking For Women's Lungs Cleaning Sprays As Harmful As Heavy Smoking For Women's Lungs
- February 21, 2018

He said the study showed the decline in lung function was similar to that which would occur after 20 years of cigarette smoking. Moving forward, researchers recommend using water and microfiber clothes to clean when possible, instead of using chemicals. (more...)
George, Amal Clooney donate $500000 to march against guns George, Amal Clooney donate $500000 to march against guns
- February 21, 2018

The " Ocean's Eleven " actor and his human rights lawyer wife Amal, who gave birth to twins Ella and Alexander in 2017, are known for donating large amounts of money to political causes. Apart from Washington DC , other states will also see students march in solidarity. The event has raised more than $700,000 of its proposed $1 million goal on the crowd funding site GoFundMe. (more...)
Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing
- February 21, 2018

Former student Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder in the Wednesday afternoon shooting. The incident has galvanized advocates for stricter gun controls , including many survivors of the shooting. After the shooting, state Senator Bill Galvano, the chamber's next president, called for a bill to limit sales of assault rifles to people at least 21 years old, with some exceptions, up from the current minimum age of 18. (more...)
United States women's hockey team breezes past Finland, will play for gold
- February 21, 2018

But don't miss these events later on today. One of the top bobsledders in the world, Meyers Taylor figures to be right in the mix in the women's competition. Richard Freitag put the Germans back in contention for the silver medal, but whatever hope they had of gold was nearly completely snuffed out when Johann Andre Forfang landed his jump to keep Norway firmly in the lead. (more...)
Harper tries to keep focus on winning in 2018, not free agency Harper tries to keep focus on winning in 2018, not free agency
- February 20, 2018

My fans deserve that. His production is borderline unprecedented for a player about to hit free agency in the arbitration era. You saw what he did last year, the year before. "We're expected to win; that's how it is", Harper said. "That's how it is". "We're expected to win the East". We're expected to possibly win the pennant and expected to possibly win the World Series. (more...)
Flu Deaths in Delaware This Season Flu Deaths in Delaware This Season
- February 20, 2018

DE public health officials say the death toll from the flu has risen to 18. Doctors say a combination of inflammation, increased risk of clotting in the blood, stress and having the flu can increase the risk of heart attacks in some people. (more...)
Malta unscathed by measles surge in Europe Malta unscathed by measles surge in Europe
- February 20, 2018

The global health watchdog also said vaccine supplies and "underperforming disease surveillance systems" in several European countries have contributed significantly to the rash of recent measles cases. The overall risk of measles to the United Kingdom population is low, but due to ongoing measles outbreaks in Europe, cases in unimmunised individuals and limited onward spread can occur. (more...)
West Brom's taxi four escape police charges West Brom's taxi four escape police charges
- February 20, 2018

McDonald's duty manager Saray Ortega Gracia called police when the driver told her his vehicle had been taken as he ordered burgers for the players. The Daily Mail have reported that Arsene Wenger are aiming to sign the West Brom player within the region of £25m to help with their defensive issues. (more...)
Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks
- February 20, 2018

The legislation was introduced following the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Unlike many gun control proposals, the National Rifle Association, the dominant gun lobby in the USA, supports improving the background check system. (more...)