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Nigeria to probe sanction by Federation Internationale de Football Association

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The Super Eagles fielded right-back Abdullahi Shehu - who was on one-match suspension - in their final qualifying clash against the Desert Foxes on November 10 which ended in a 1-1 draw. "Following the recent meeting of the Disciplinary Committee, FIFA can today (Tuesday) confirm the latest sanctions imposed for incidents that occurred during the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup as well as in worldwide friendlies". Read More »

Affordable Care Act: SC among tops in enrollment

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Gomez said the health center's certified application counselors experienced a surge in ACA traffic last week and she expects another one this week - the last opportunity to sign up for Obamacare. "We've enrolled a lot of people (this year) who have opted out of their employers' insurance" because of rising premiums and deductibles, Bell said. Read More »

India to play do-or-die ODI match against Sri Lanka today

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Debutant off-spinner Washington Sundar comes in place of Kuldeep Yadav as the only change in India's starting line-up from their seven-wicket loss in Dharamsala. Moreover, the exclusion of the experienced Ajinkya Rahane from the playing XI without regular skipper Virat Kohli also raised questions on the team management's strategy in the opening game. Read More »

MA is the healthiest state in the nation, a new report finds

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This year, MA moved up from last year's No. 2 spot thanks to the low percentage of uninsured people here, the low prevalence of obesity and high vaccination rates. Behind Massachusetts came Hawaii in second place, followed my Vermont, Utah and CT in that order for the top five healthiest states. The least healthy state: Mississippi. Read More »

Does he have 'man flu'? One researcher claims it's for real

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Kyle Sue not only puts the case that men might indeed experience worse cold and flu symptoms than women, but also explores why such a difference might have evolved. For our ancestors, the effects of testosterone (i.e., increased muscle and bone mass) may have outweighed the potential immunosuppressive effect of the hormone, he said. Read More »

Apple buys music recognition app Shazam

Tech giant Apple is buying Shazam , an app that can identify songs playing near a user's phone. According to reports, the final deal is likely to come as a disappointment for some of the investors of Shazam Entertainment Ltd.as the 18-year-old company was valued at $1 billion at its last funding round in 2015. Read More »

Falling gas prices continue in WNY

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On Sunday , a tank in Rockford cost $2.42 per gallon, that compares to the national rate of $2.45. The top ten states with the largest weekly changes are: IN (+11 cents), MI (+8 cents), Kentucky (-6 cents), OH (+4 cents), DE (-4 cents), ME (-4 cents), Kansas (-4 cents), Iowa (-4 cents), Wisconsin (-4 cents) and New Mexico (-3 cents). Read More »

Stoeger replaces Bosz as Dortmund coach

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The club has hired former Cologne manager Peter Stöger for the remaining part of the season. Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "Last night, in a conversation with Peter Bosz , we decided that we would release him with immediate effect". Read More »

Family Home Burned Down After Attempt to Kill Bed Bugs Goes Wrong

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The woman was apparently near a flame while using the alcohol. One resident, Kamaron Lyshe, posted a video of the fire on Facebook, writing: "My House caught fire n got burned down - all my stuff is gone maaaaaan". "It's like a dream.everything is burnt". Getting rid of bed bugs can be an unpleasant and tricky job which can often require the help of professionals. Read More »

Supreme Court turns its back on anti-gay discrimination case

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The Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear an appeal in a case that could have resolved whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and lesbian workers. "This term will not see the Supreme Court provide a national remedy to stop the pervasive discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace". Under the Obama administration, the "sex" language in the law was interpreted to include sexual orientation and gender identity; however, the Trump ... Read More »

Peak flu season is here — CDC

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During this process, the flu strains may acquire genetic changes that make the strains slightly different from those in circulation. Flu season peaks from December to February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To fight the flu, the CDC recommends these three simple steps. "If you're over 6 months old and you're breathing, you should get a flu shot", McMahan said. Read More »

Police Are Investigating An Explosion In The Subway Near Times Square

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An explosion rocked New York's Port Authority, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs in midtown Manhattan, during Monday morning's rush hour, injuring several people. The explosion happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The A, C and E lines are being evacuated at this time. Numerous trains are now bypassing Times Square and Port Authority, the MTA says. Read More »

Shropshire and Mid Wales battered by heavy snow

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A further yellow weather warning has been issued for central parts of the United Kingdom from 4am on Sunday until just before midnight. In Scotland, 18,000 homes were left without power after Storm Caroline . Met Office meteorologist John West said: "Storm Caroline is well on its way across northern parts of the UK". "The storm will also create significant waves and overtopping is possible in some areas". Read More »

Dangal star Zaira Wasim faces harassment on flight

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The 17-year-old actress shared her awful experience on her Air Vistara Delhi to Mumbai flight in an Instagram Live video . Zaira was so shocked and depressed after the incident that she shared her story on Instagram and nearly experienced a breakdown. Read More »

DMA warns of strike over Max Hospital's licence cancellation

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In the letter marked to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, the DMA has emphasised the government should have waited for the report by Delhi Medical Council (DMC) into the issue before taking the stand against the hospital. They said action should be taken against the doctor and the department concerned, but why are regular patients being made to suffer. The Minister assured the members of Indian Medical Association (IMA) to review certain controversial provisions in the Clinical ... Read More »

Virat-Anushka wedding confirmed by sources

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This had further substantiated the wedding rumours. "The invitations have gone out to close friends and family". It was earlier revealed that Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma excused himself from a crucial CK Nayudu U-23 semi-final between his wards, Delhi and Tamil Nadu at Air Force Complex ground in Palam on Friday, December 8. Read More »

Steinhoff shares extend plunge amid plans to raise funds from sales

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Steinhoff International Holdings NV extended Wednesday's record plunge in the wake of an accounting scandal and said it planned to raise at lease 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) from an asset sale to boost liquidity. Steinhoff shares lost a further 43% on Thursday, going from a December 6 price of 462,5 rand (nearly $34) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to less than 10 rand (73c) on December 8. Read More »

Manila to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine

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Surveillance will be done for five years. The risk of a severe Dengue outbreak is now calculated for approximately 70,000 school children, all of whom must now avoid contracting the disease, which is easier said than done since mosquitoes are some of the most persistent insects in the Philippines. Read More »

We are working to secure release of kidnapped PDP Chairman - Gov Lalong

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According to Mr Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, Sango was on his way from Jos to Abuja on Wednesday evening when the kidnappers got him. Lalong, in a statement signed by his Director of Press, Emmanuel Nanle, on Friday said the Plateau and Kaduna State Governments were working with security operatives to secure the safe release of the Plateau PDP Chairman. Read More »

Home Health Care Spending Rose Modestly in 2016

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During the previous two years, health care spending in the US rose by 4.3% as a result of prescription drug purchases induced by Obamacare. Out-of-pocket health spending grew by 3.9 percent to $352.5 billion in 2016, up from 2.8 percent growth in 2015. Read More »

London replaces Brussels as Euro 2020 host

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UEFA made a decision to reallocate the three group-stage games and one last-16 game originally given to the Belgian capital because of delays in the project to build a new 60,000-capacity Eurostadium on the site of Heysel. It had been hoped that construction would get under way by 2016, but so far the stadium is yet to be granted planning permission. "We absolutely need a new 45,000-seat stadium and we hope that the competent ministers will grant the permit in January so that a stadium for the ... Read More »