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Strong friendship bond may boost mental health

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They found that those who prioritized close friendships over popularity had a greater sense of self-worth and were less likely to have anxiety and depressive symptoms in young adulthood. The authors also interviewed the participants' close friends on how they viewed their bonds with the study volunteers. Narr offered a few hypotheses why kids with close friends fared better down the road, even though the research did not show any short-term benefits (kids who had a best friend at 15 did ... Read More »

Akon Has Some Words For The "Blacks For Trump" Guy

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Boykin, believes Trump and his team allowed the weird " Blacks for Trump " guy to sit behind him because they liked the message on his t-shirt and sign but never dug further. "The men that are blocking President Trump that are in the Republican and Democrat Senate and Congress are all Cherokees and they're in unity". If the conspiracy theories weren't enough, the station reported that the Miami man was charged , then acquitted, with conspiracy to commit two murders in the 1990s. Read More »

McDonald's changes chicken supply guidelines

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If the group is now announcing a plan on a global scale, it is less ambitious than the United States, as it relates only to the antibiotics and the importance it deems to be most critical by the world health Organization (WHO) for use in human medicine. Read More »

JAMB Releases 2017/2018 Cut-Off Marks For Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges Of Education

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The decision was unanimously reached by stakeholders at a combined policy meeting on admissions into universities, polytechnics and other higher institutions in Nigeria, held in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that no candidate without O' Level prerequisite would be offered admission. "JAMB has a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to aid you on the admission exercises", he said. Read More »

Rohingya Villagers Blockaded Amid Fresh Tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine: Residents

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The restrictions severely hamper access to health care, education and livelihoods. It also recommended reviewing the citizenship law, which now does not recognise Rohingya as Myanmar citizens. The government is expected to release the report to the public on Thursday. She should seize this opportunity to lead Rakhine state out of this morass using these recommendations and operating with the blessings of the United Nations and governments around the world. Read More »

First West Nile virus-related death reported in 2017

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The bird was found August 14, and the horse tested positive this week, Moldenhauer said. As of Tuesday, the Agricultural Experiment Station had tested 148,154 mosquitoes from 91 trapping sites throughout the state and had found 55 mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. Read More »

Wilson man admits to bank robbery killings, says he 'was desperate'

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In a press conference a few hours after the arrest, Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said North Carolina police arrested 32-year-old Brandon Michael Council, of Wilson, N.C. The caller gave a description of Council's vehicle. Council was searched after being captured and was "found to be in possession of his NC identification card and key fobs for Chrysler and Honda vehicles". Read More »

FIRs against AAP, minister Imran Hussain for using religion to seek votes

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Ved Parkash had defected to AAP just ahead of the 2015 assembly elections. The Congress has fielded its former three-time MLA from Bawana, Surender Kumar. Bawana bypoll: The Delhi police has registered a FIR against unknown persons, following a complaint by the State Election Commission over an "objectionable and communal" poster purportedly bearing a message from AAP leader and Delhi Minorities Minister Imran Hussain. Read More »

Executions ready to start again in Florida

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So far the governor has transferred 27 cases to his preferred prosecutor. "Florida has not carried out the execution of an individual for 18 months". State corrections officials have defended the choice, saying it has been reviewed. "This is the department's most solemn duty and the foremost objective with the lethal injection procedure is a humane and dignified process". Read More »

There is now a Google test for depression and mental ill health

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The questionnaire Google plans to use is called Patient Health Questionnaire-9 or PHQ-9 self assessment test and is reportedly created to give people better awareness regarding clinical depression and where they stand. "Clinical depression is a treatable condition which can impact many aspects of a person's life", said Mary Giliberti, CEO of Google partner the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in an August 23 guest post on Google's blog. Read More »

Trudeau warns 'no short-cutting' in Canada's asylum process

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Misinformation swirling on social media pushed many to come to Canada. Though the number of such claimants rose during former US president Barack Obama's increased deportations, they've skyrocketed under current President Donald Trump, with the army now setting up tents for thousands in Quebec. Read More »

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh verdict

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These dera followers are reportedly camping at a Panchkula based dera branch. Thousands of policemen and paramilitary troops were, meanwhile, deployed in Punjab and Haryana today with Section 144 being imposed in both states, as thousands of followers have gathered near the Panchkula courthouse where the judgment will be delivered. Read More »

Wayne Rooney calls time on global career

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Rooney was full of praise for the England manager as he expressed his gratitude and said he really appreciated the national-call up despite deciding to bow-out from the global stage. 'But I believe now is the time to bow out'. Rooney has looked rejuvenated since returning to Everton , the club that nurtured his talent when he was a teenager, after becoming an unhappy-looking peripheral figure at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho. Read More »

Why a Dozen Cleveland Browns Players Bowed Together in Prayer

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The group gathered by water coolers during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner and included tight end Seth DeValve , the first white National Football League player to kneel in the protests, an initiative begun by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick . Read More »

Saudi govt. officials visit brutalized Nigerian pilgrims, apologise

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But the lead-up to this year's hajj, which takes place at the beginning of September, has been overshadowed by the conflict between Qatar and Saudi. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled to transport Qatari hajj pilgrims, permission to land at Hamad International Airport. Read More »

Putting babies to sleep on their backs

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Of those surveyed, almost 80 percent say they usually, but not always, put their babies to sleep on their backs. Among surveyed mothers, 73.3% noted that they typically placed their infants in the supine position for sleep; however, only 43.7% of mothers reported that they exclusively placed infants in the safe position, with many intent on this position placement when putting the infant to bed yet failing to do so in actual practice. Read More »

Olamide reacts to ban

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Last week, the Federal Ministry of Health led by honourabe Minister Isaac Adewole said Olamide's new street anthem "WO" is in violation of Tobacco Control Act 2015. "Innocently or otherwise Tobacco Promotion Advertising Sponsorship is banned in all forms", NBC said. Fellow singer Folarin Falana, aka Falz had also come under attack for criticising 9ice's "Living Things". Read More »

50 injured in second Indian train accident in four days

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More than 40 people were injured after 12 coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday. While derailment took place, the train (12225) was covering the journey from Azamgarh to Delhi . It is the second train accident in just 4 days. At least 74 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said. Read More »

Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

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UNICEF said the trend worsened the sufferings of children in the insurgency now in its eighth year, adding that the children so used as " human bombs " were victims and not perpetrators of the crime. Children who escape are often held by authorities or ostracised by their communities and families. Her team, which includes former police officers, identified some returnees as having been trained as suicide bombers. Read More »

Financial Technology Laboratories Launches Bond Trading Desk Skill for Amazon Alexa

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Last Friday, a technical error on part of Amazon .com permitted users to place an order for Amazon Echo absolutely free. (FTLabs), a leading provider of technology solutions for the fixed income securities market, announced today the launch of the BondTrack skill for Amazon Alexa, the popular voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. Read More »