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Presidential election to hold on Feb 16, 2019

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All the duly filled forms for Presidential and National Assembly candidates are to be submitted latest by October 18 and forms for governorship and state assemblies to be sent in by November 2. The INEC boss said the dates were fixed to engender certainty in the electoral calendar and enable all stakeholders prepare adequately for elections, as is the case in many mature and developing democracies. Read More »

Positive School Aide in Maryland Accused of Abusing 42 Boys Pleads Guilty

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Bell was first indicted in 2017 on 206 charges covering behavior that occurred from May 2015 to June 2017. Bell pled guilty to 27 counts, which included eight categories of charges: sexual abuse of a minor, second-degree sexual offense, third-degree sexual offense, attempted transmission of HIV, second-degree assault, solicitation of a minor and display of obscene matter to a minor. Read More »

What you need to know: The lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

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Contaminated romaine lettuce has been identified as the source of the Canadian outbreak, which involves at least 41 illnesses and one death. Most of the patients reported eating romaine lettuce, according to Canadian health officials. While anyone can get sick from the strain, it is likely to infect young children and the elderly, according to Consumer Reports . But infection with the O157:H7 strain, which produces a shiga toxin, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and ... Read More »

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic reportedly 'intrigued' by Utah Jazz

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Mirotic has been intrigued with the Utah Jazz , whose coach, Quin Snyder, has a reputation of maximizing offensive talent. According to the latest National Basketball Association trade rumors, the Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons are both interested in acquiring the power forward. Read More »

A Utah 7/11 Is Spreading Hepatitis, So Everybody Run

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Customers who visited the 7-Eleven in West Jordan from December 26 through January 3 who used the bathroom or either consumed drinks or food should get injections to prevent the virus, the Salt Lake County Health Department said Sunday. "This is an important reminder to food service establishments that they should consider vaccinating their food-handling employees against hepatitis A", said Salt Lake County Health Department Executive Director Gary Edwards. Read More »

Shah Rukh Khan's interesting Instagram pics

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Also, he posted pictures of him posing for the camera. The film is still considered to be one of Shah Rukh's better performances. Looking all smiles, the actress also shared a clicked of herself as her post saying, "They say - Back to one!" Apart from being the "Badshah" of Bollywood, he's a doting father to his kids. Read More »

Cougs hire former Gophers coach Claeys as Defensive Coordinator

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However, Claeys' first and only full season as head coach was marred by controversy when Minnesota players attempted to boycott the Holiday Bowl to protest what they alleged was unfair treatment of 10 players who were suspended indefinitely due to a sexual assault investigation. Read More »

Health officials: Pregnant woman dies of flu in Tennessee

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Epidemiologists recommend that everyone wash their hands frequently, cover coughs and either stay home or seek treatment if symptoms develop. Tam said there are also anti-viral medications, such as Tamiflu and zanamivir, to treat flu and help prevent outbreaks in long-term care homes and other facilities. Read More »

Exercise Can Reverse Damage to an Aging Heart

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He urges people to exercise as "part of their personal hygiene", similar to showering and brushing teeth. Granted, doing an interval workout may require more effort than taking a shower. That can lead to a higher risk of heart failure later in life. "You let go and it snaps back", Levine told Newsweek . Stick them in a drawer for 10 years and what happens? "In the same way, elasticity is one of the cardinal signs of youthfulness of the body". Read More »

SC stays Karnataka HC order on pictorial warning on tobacco packs

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The bench said: "Though a very structural submission has been advanced by the counsel for respondents that it will affect their business, we have remained unimpressed by the said argument as we are inclined to think that health of a citizen has primacy and he or she should be aware of what can affect or deteriorate the condition of health". Read More »

Delta LG Polls: Amid Allegations Of Massive Rigging, PDP Sweeps Election

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Delta state APC Chairman, Jones Erue in a statement rejected the results, describing the conduct of the election and subsequent results as a "big sham". "Where materials were even delivered, they did not arrive on time as most were hijacked and re-directed along the way". " Many returning officers were neither at the polling units to conduct the elections, nor to announce the outcome ". Read More »

National Anthem In Cinema Halls No Longer Compulsory, Says Supreme Court

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The government on Monday told the Supreme Court it would set up a panel to frame rules for playing the national anthem in theatres and public places, The Indian Express reported. People go to cinema for undiluted entertainment and to ease out. It said the practice would "instill a feeling within one a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism". Read More »

Google Doodle honours Nobel Prize victor Har Gobind Khorana

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He shared it with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley. The words code instructions for arranging amino acids, the basic units of proteins. He constructed the world's first artificial gene in early 1970. He went on to earn undergraduate and master's degrees in chemistry at Punjab University, followed by a doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Liverpool in England. Read More »

What's Going Around: Flu season in Kentucky

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Dr. The ODH reports seasonal influenza activity has been upgraded to its highest level of widespread with hospitalizations much more numerous than last season. "It tends to cause more deaths and more hospitalizations than the other strains", Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, L.A. County's interim health officer. Preliminary estimates for the vaccine's effectiveness against influenza A in Australia has been pegged at roughly 10 per cent, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine ... Read More »

Keep away from Romaine Lettuce, Presumably Tied to E. Coli: Shopper Studies

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The latest reports state 41 cases of infection in Canada, 17 of whom needed to be hospitalized and one of whom has died, while one individual has also died in the United States. An E. coli infections outbreak has been spreading across both Canada and the United States. State and local public health officials are interviewing sick people to determine what they ate in a week before their illness started. Read More »

A US Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On Earth

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As of Saturday morning, the wind was gusting at over 100 miles per hour at the summit, which is 6,288 feet above sea level, according to the observatory's website. "My vehicle felt like an icebox this morning, even though I had the heat on full blast", Julie Williams said as she sipped coffee inside a Jackson Township convenience store. Read More »

Apple Watch brings remote control to Whirlpool appliances

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Revealed at this year's CES in Las Vegas, the new range - which now consists of the Smart All-In-One Washer and Dryer , Whirlpool Smart Over the Range Microwave with Scan-to-Cook Technology and Smart Front Control Range - will support hands-free use for both Amazon's Alexa smart assistant and the Google Assistant . Read More »

How to protect Windows and Apple PCs from critical processor flaw

In recent days, many PC owners who applied the early Windows 7 "monthly rollup" patch ( KB4056894 ) that addresses the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities took to Microsoft's online support forums , Reddit and other technology discussion sites to vent their frustrations with the update. Read More »

South Texas in desperate need of blood donors as supplies run low

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The Oklahoma Blood Institute says it is in serious need of O-negative blood donors. Red Cross officials say ten blood drives in NY were canceled due to last week's winter storm, causing 235 donations to go uncollected. "A lot of donors were deterred due to illness", Franklin said. The Red Cross is sending out an urgent appeal to donors to schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App , visiting www.redcrossblood.org , or by calling 1-800-Red Cross. Read More »

HP recalls computer batteries due to fire, burn hazards

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When enabled on an affected system, the battery will be discharged and then can't be charged (at least without disabling the safety mode). The company is also providing a free battery replacement, but the batteries can not be replaced by customers themselves. Read More »

Schools closed, delayed Monday due to icy road conditions

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Due to possible icy road conditions, all Walker County Government offices will delay opening until 11 a.m. on Monday. Elementary schools will start at 9:30 a.m., while middle and high schools will begin at 10:30 a.m. Warren County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Monday. Staff has an optional teacher workday. Public schools in Orange County announced that they would be closed Monday on Twitter at 5:45 a.m. Read More »

Health agency: Indiana flu deaths reach 25 through Dec. 30

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Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in IN rose to 25 during the final full week of 2017, up from nine such deaths the previous week. CDC expects that VE could be similar this season, should the same A (H3N2) viruses continue to predominate. Hasselback said people are not typically told to avoid visiting facilities with flu outbreaks. Read More »

Radiohead reportedly suing Lana Del Rey over copyright infringement

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Although NME disputed the reports, Lana herself has seemingly confirmed that Radiohead is suing her, writing on Twitter that "their lawyers have been relentless". " Creep ", the band admitted, was inspired by the Hollies' 1974 tune "The Air That I Breathe". After an out-of-court settlement, songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood were listed as co-writers on " Creep' ". Read More »

Indian economy's growth estimated at 6.5% in 2017-18

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The CSO estimated that gross domestic product would grow at 6.5 per cent in the current fiscal year, making it the worst performance in the four years of the National Democratic Alliance government. The RBI estimates the economy to grow at 6.7 per cent in terms of gross value added (GVA), which is GDP minus taxes. The data also showed that manufacturing output returned to growth after a weak second quarter, although construction output contracted for the second quarter in a row. Read More »

E. coli outbreak may be linked to romaine lettuce

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Canadian health officials said the E. coli infections are associated with romaine lettuce. Leafy greens, including romaine lettuce, were the cause of outbreaks from E. Yikes! It's worth noting that it's now unclear whether the outbreak is tied to a particular brand or producer of romaine or rather to the leafy green in general. Read More »