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APC working for Buhari's sole candidature across parties - PDP


Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, said that insinuations that Buhari wants to be the sole candidate were presumptuous and inconsistent. The APC spokesman however declared that the emergence of a factional group also showed that the PDP had built a house on falsehood and said the APC had earlier raised alarm that the convention it held was a sham and now the chicken has come to roost. Read More »

London orchestra releases conductor from duties


He performs each season with the NY and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras and the Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, and is a regular guest on stages in London, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty end flat; M&M, Maruti Suzuki top losers


Ahead of a long weekend, the key Indian equity indices closed at new highs after recording fresh levels on an intra-day basis riding on broadly positive global cues and healthy buying in IT, auto and capital goods stocks. Shares of SRS rose 2% as the company will be selling its grocery retail operations to Spencer's Retail. The BSE Smallcap and Midcap indices extended gains for the sixth consecutive session today, following the market momentum. Read More »

Diets rich in fruit 'can improve lung health among former smokers'


Ex-smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruit, especially apples , experience a slower decline in lung function as they age, a study suggests. Garcia-Larsen added that the findings also support the need for a greater focus on dietary recommendations, especially for people at risk of developing respiratory diseases such as COPD. Read More »

Report claims Newcastle United admirers of Jack Wilshere


The 26 year-old has since made his return to first-team action in the Premier League , albeit thanks to an injury to Aaron Ramsey, and Jack is now targeting a place in Russian Federation for next summer. "I think the biggest thing for any footballer, even more so for me because of the injuries and the games I've missed in the past, is that you are playing". Read More »

USA woman delivers baby from embryo frozen for 24 years


Often referred to as "snow babies", frozen embryos are commonly donated to potential new parents from anonymous donors, who no longer need them. The baby, named Emma Wren Gibson, was born November 25, according to the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC ) in Knoxville, Tennessee, which revealed the birth announcement this week. Read More »

Florida ACA sign-ups on par with previous year


The remaining states run their own online enrollment and have deadlines as late as January 31. But it appears that the enrollment numbers were resilient despite what the two characterized as efforts by the administration to destabilize the insurance market. Read More »

Life expectancy again falls in U.S. as opioid deaths rise: federal report


The 2015 life expectancy drop was the first time American longevity dipped since 1993; the 2016 shortfall is modest but significant, projecting an average 78.6 years of life. And, while the year before was barely any better, it turns out 2016 might have been a touch worse for our health than we all imagined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

Flu Cases in This State Have Already Spiked by almost 800%


When exactly is flu season, anyway? Peak influenza activity in the USA usually occurs during December through February, but there can be substantial influenza activity up until the month of May. Last year, the US flu vaccine was about 42 percent effective . "But the best move anyone can make is to receive a flu vaccination, which is readily available throughout the region". Read More »

Eating Green Vegetables Can Help Prevent Dementia


The study tracked 960 people with an average age of 81, and followed them for an average of almost five years. However, Morris added, "The study results do not prove that eating green, leafy vegetables slows brain ageing , but it does show an association". Read More »

Vets warn of festive food treats 'danger' to dogs


Humans can process the toxic theobromine quickly, but dogs process it much more slowly. Even small amounts of chocolate can cause problems, including vomiting and diarrhea. The team found that around Easter, dogs were twice as likely to have chocolate exposure than on non-holidays. If your dog gets into chocolate, call your vet. Read More »

Rolling Stone acquired by media company that owns Variety, Deadline

Now however, Penske media has made its way into the picture. The investment values Penske Media at about $100 million, according to the Hollywood trade magazine Variety , which is owned by Penske Media. Gus Wenner , Jann's son, will keep his position of president and chief operating officer of Wenner Media and join the advisory board of Penske Media Corp, the statement said. Read More »

U.S. seriously preparing for military attack on North Korea


Bossert said the USA administration's finding of responsibility is based on evidence and confirmed by other governments and private companies, including the United Kingdom and Microsoft . The North Korean government claimed it has now achieved its ambition of becoming a full-fledged nuclear power. A senior White House official said this week that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's government was responsible. Read More »

'India's Most Wanted' anchor gets life imprisonment for wife's murder


Ilyasi, was a television presenter of once popular criminal hunt show " India's Most Wanted ", was earlier convicted by the Karkardooma Court in connection with the death of his wife, Anju Ilyasi, way back in the year 2000. Ilyasi was arrested on March 28, 2000. She was declared dead on arrival. Anju had visited her father hours before her death. Sharma also told the court that even though Ilyasi claimed to snatch the knife away from Anju, neither his nor Anju's fingerprints were found on the ... Read More »

Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew


The crew cut the turtle free and released it back to its eastern Pacific home. The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue a marine animal during a major drug seizure. They were eventually able to free the turtle and seize the drugs, weighing some 800 kilograms. Fourteen countries are part of the operation. " Operation Martillo is a U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner-nation effort launched in January 2012 targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American ... Read More »

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Posts Moving Tribute To Kim Jonghyun


Kim Jong-Hyun, 27-year-old lead singer of the hugely popular K-pop boyband SHINee , was found in a hotel room in the South Korean capital Seoul in what police said was suicide. The singer's sudden death stunned fans from around the world. Kim's death leaves the loss of an artist unique in the genre. Musician Nine9, from the band Dear Cloud, published the note at Jonghyun's behest, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Read More »

Can the Steelers survive Antonio Brown's absence?


Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Antonio Brown (calf) will not play Week 16 against the Texans. Following a series of clutch plays from both teams, veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found tight end Jesse James for what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown. Read More »

Federal Ban Lifted on Lethal Virus Research


For example, the bird flu virus H7N9 has infected over 1,500 people, killing 40% of them. Critics say these researchers risk creating a monster germ that could escape the lab and seed a pandemic. The new policy for " potential pandemic pathogens " would apply to the three viruses and others that researchers might want to investigate, such as Ebola . Read More »

This baby was born from an embryo frozen 24 years ago


Emily Wren Gibson was born on November 25, 2017, but her embryo was frozen on October 14, 1992, CNN reported. But some experts say it's unclear whether Emma's birth is, in fact, a record. Embryos have been donated from all 50 states, and couples travel from all over the country and even from other countries to have the embryos implanted. Read More »

FDA approves first genetic therapy for inherited disease


Some analysts think Spark could charge as much as $1 million for a single injection of Luxturna, used to treat Leber's congenital amaurosis, where people have a mutated RPE65 gene. In a 31-patient Phase 3 study, patients who received the Spark treatment were evaluated on their ability to navigate an obstacle course in varying light levels. Read More »

The Red Cross blood drive


Stocks are now lower than is needed over the Christmas period. MacDonald said platelets are a part of cancer treatment and one leukemia patient could use the blood of 8 donors on a weekly basis. Donors with these groups will be able to walk in and donate at Leeds Donor Centre on The Headrow, without the need to make an appointment. Professor Willet, NHS England's National Director for Acute Care, said: "What the public are unaware of is the immediate knock on effect of the cold weather". Read More »

People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say


Recommendations had changed in 2011, when the CDC suggested people with egg allergies should receive one particular type of the vaccine from someone (like an allergist) who was familiar with how egg allergies can look. A cell-grown flu vaccine was approved in 2016. This year's shot has been updated with new H1N1 parts, so it's more effective against circulating strains of that virus. Read More »

Letter to the editor: Are we being led by a tyrant?

First, official documents in the CDC. "In my experience, we've never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint", the analyst said . From reversing a much-needed ban on African ivory to supporting the agenda of plastic-making companies , and from denying basic science to lifting protection for endangered sea creatures , the White House has done a lot to disappoint both scientists and the general population. Read More »

WannaCry cyber attack: North Korea was 'directly responsible'

Bossert said that North Korea must be "held accountable" and stressed the United States would continue to use a "maximum pressure strategy" to counteract any cyberattacks the country could be planning. The attack originally looked like a ransomware campaign, where hackers encrypt a targeted computer and demand payment to recover files. Affected computers had generally not been patched with security fixes that would have blocked the attack. Read More »