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Atiku Joins PDP - "I Will Defeat Buhari In 2019"

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In the statement announcing his resignation from the APC, Atiku said, "The fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013 had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal party members, in limbo, not knowing which of the parallel executives of the party was the legitimate leadership". Read More »

Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold

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Hundreds of thousands of youngsters in the Philippines, from ages nine and up, received a dose past year and Department of Health (DOH) spokesman Eric Tayag said the country is preparing for the "worst-case scenario", Sky News said. There have been no reported deaths in the Philippines related to a suspended dengue vaccine made by Sanofi, an official from the pharmaceutical company said on Monday. Read More »

James Levine accused of molesting underaged boy for years

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The abuse is purported to have begun when the victim, who had known Levine since he was a child, began attending the Ravinia Music Festival, where Levine served as music director for over 21 years, without the supervision of his parents. Levine said that the charges were completely false, and we relied upon the further investigation of the police". In a tweet , the Met said it was "deeply disturbed" by the claims published online and was investigating "with outside resources" in order to ... Read More »

Lane Kiffin Has Priceless Response To Idea Of FAU Playing Alabama

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The Owls jumped all over the North Texas Mean Green early, leading 27-0 at the half. Not only that, but the Owls now have one more win this season under Kiffin than they had in the last three years combined . He carried 26 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Lane Kiffin has become a master troll of late, but the Florida Atlantic University head coach reminded us Saturday that he hasn't totally escaped reality. Read More »

IIT Roorkee students get ₹1.39 cr offer from Microsoft

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Sources across IITs said that there was 15-25 per cent rise in total number of companies taking part in the recruitment process in the first phase of final placements, that end mid-December, and there has been a remarkable rise in global offers. Read More »

Smartphone addiction linked to chemical imbalance in young brains

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Drop your phone (unless it's an iPhone X, which is too breakable to drop), because researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet. The relatively small sample group (38) used for the study comprised youngsters, half of whom had been diagnosed with smartphone addiction, and the other half being healthy age- and gender-matched controls for the experiment. Read More »

Canada's jobless rate hits lowest since 2008 as hiring spikes

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According to Statistics Canada's latest report, the unemployment rate in Windsor fell from 6.9 per cent in October to 6.3 in November. Ontario saw the highest job growth, with 43,500 new jobs in the province. Royal Bank of Canada economist Josh Nye described the job growth as reaching the stratosphere - but pointed to the average hourly wage growth of 2.7 per cent year-over-year as a sign that might stir Canada's central bank. Read More »

Billboard Women in Music Honors Selena Gomez And Mary J. Blige

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Clarkson further revealed the moment she is extremely proud of and said the release of her latest album "Meaning of Life" is the "proudest moment" of her entire career. 'Accept the fact that there is room for everyone'. "You should stand for something". And in the same year she won a Grammy for Best R'n'B Performance for Cranes In The Sky, the singer has been honoured for her impact on music. Read More »

Look No Further: I Take Responsibility for Maina's Reinstatement - Perm Sec

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Let evidence be provided". "We have no biometric data of Maina and he is not a member of staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance or its agencies", the minister said. Meanwhile, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji , yesterday, took responsibility for the role his ministry played in Maina's controversial reinstatement to public service. Read More »

Heartbeat tracker becomes first FDA-approved medical device for the Apple Watch

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The device is created to capture information that can help doctors help manage atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia that is a leading cause of stroke and affects more than 30 million people worldwide. Today's news of the FDA approved Kardiaband will go a long way in assisting Apple Watch 3 user's heart health and advancing Apple's work regarding atrial fibrillation. Read More »

Popular Malayalam actor and mimicry artiste Abi dies

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Abi, who began his career as a mimicry artist more than two decades ago, had acted in over 50 films and was closely associated with Malayalam actors Dileep and Harisree Asokan. Abi is also well-known for his impressions of several film actors including Amitabh Bachchan and Mammootty. He has released more than 300 audio and video casettes of mimicry, of which De Maveli and Onathinidakku Pootu Kachavadam were the biggest hits. Read More »

Japanese Emperor Akihito to Abdicate in April 2019

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Japan's state NHK broadcaster said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement after he was briefed on the decision by the Imperial House Council, which met earlier in the day to discuss the timing of the abdication. Chaired by Abe, the council comprises representatives from the Diet, the Supreme Court and the imperial household. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is expected to hold a press conference later on Friday to provide details of the meeting, The Japan Times reported. Read More »

When PM Narendra Modi meets 'little Modi' in Gujarat

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Referring to demonetisation , he said it had brought about a "behavioural change" in the country. He also said his government was committed to a development centric eco system which would be citizen centric and free of corruption. At the same time, PM Modi said that after the ban on high currency notes under demonetisation, there has been a big change in the country. PM Modi also talked about how by linking of Aadhaar with the mobile phones, we have been able to build a system, which could ... Read More »

Health officials warn of 'severe' flu season

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According to preliminary estimates from Australia, the flu vaccine was 33 percent effective at preventing the flu and only 10 percent effective at preventing infection with H3N2, the predominate flu strain in circulation during the country's flu season . Read More »

Promising start for Tiger Woods on latest comeback from injury

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The 14-times Major champion threatened to take the lead on his return to competitive action after nine months out following back surgery. He made the turn three shots back of the leaders in a star-studded limited field, with Dustin Johnson , Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth all at minus-4. Read More »

61974 cases of riots, group clashes in 2016; highest in Bihar: NCRB

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Compared to the data from the Crime in India 2014 report , the increase is even higher - over 5 per cent. Conversely, overall crimes against women rose from 3,29,243 in 2015 to 3,38,954 in 2016. Rape cases have reported an increase of 12.4% from 34,651 cases in 2015 to 38,947 in 2016. Uttar Pradesh continued to top the crime charts with 9.5% of the total crimes committed in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh (8.9%), Maharashtra (8.8%) and Kerala (8.7%). Read More »

Dogs are smarter than cats

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It turns out that while cats possess around 250 million cortical neurons, dogs outdo them by a long shot, possessing 530 million - potentially putting the long-lasting debate to rest. The human brain contains approximately 16 billion cortical neurons, and almost 100 billion neurons in the brain overall. A 2010 study from Oxford University claimed that dogs' brains are continually evolving while cats' brains haven't changed since they were domesticated about 8,000 years ago. Read More »

Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi To Meet Parliamentary Panel Over Padmavati Controversy!

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According to the sources, chairman of the panel Anurag Thakur told, "The panel has asked Bhansali and Joshi to appear before it and present their views on the movie. Taking exception to comments by leaders cutting across the political spectrum, the court said, "When a matter is pending for consideration before CBFC, how can persons in public authority comment on whether CBFC should issue certificate or not?" The Karni Sena members have said that they won't let the movie be released because ... Read More »

Oregon State picks Jonathan Smith

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The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was being finalized. He has also served as an assistant at Idaho, Montana and Boise State. Last week, a report from FootballScoop.com said former Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin would be head coach of Oregon State. During his junior season, he led the Beavers to an 11-1 record and was named most valuable player of the Fiesta Bowl. Read More »

Only 8 per cent of malaria cases detected in India: WHO report

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India's share of the estimated number of malaria cases has been 90%, followed by Indonesia (9%) and Myanmar (1%) in the Southeast Asia region, according to the annual World Malaria Report 2017. While the African region has seen a major increase in diagnostic testing in the public health sector - with 70 per cent of those treated having received artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), the most effective antimalarial medicines - access to the public health system in many areas ... Read More »

Secret US Army Data Possibly Found on Public Server

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The trove of data was stored on an Amazon cloud server, and apparently configured for public access, according to Chris Vickery, a security researcher with UpGuard. Just like the last Army leak, the exposed servers were found by the UpGuard team, who identified an S3 server hosting a small number of files and folders, three of which were freely downloadable. Read More »

High BMI and Diabetes May Be Increasing Global Cancer Burden

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Nearly 800,000 cancers diagnosed worldwide each year are thought to be directly linked to obesity and diabetes. For men, obesity and diabetes account for more than 40 percent of liver cancer , while for women they are responsible for one-third of cervical cancers, and nearly as many as breast cancer cases. Read More »