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NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya
- January 08, 2018

Almost 1,300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya last November - nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said in December. "I want to assure you that you will not be abandoned". Onyeama admitted there had been difficulties in identifying the number of Nigerians in Libya, as many were undocumented or in detention centres not controlled by the authorities. (more...)
Jeff Sessions' Reversal of Obama-era Marijuana Policy Threatens Legalized Sales
- January 07, 2018

But Henry Wykowski, a San Francisco attorney who represents leaders in the marijuana industry, said Sessions' action would encourage lawlessness. "In the short term, this news will further scare away investors, which will, in turn, slow down cannabis entrepreneurship", said Nicolas Ruiz, co-founder of Cloudponics, a San Francisco startup whose technology can be used to grow marijuana. (more...)
David Attenborough slams Bear Grylls over killing of animals for TV entertainment David Attenborough slams Bear Grylls over killing of animals for TV entertainment
- January 07, 2018

He is famous for his daring survival shows where he sets himself against the elements of nature and wild animals. Complaints flooded media watchdog Ofcom as soon the horrifying episode was broadcast. In 2015, Britain's Channel 4 was accused of "killing animals to boost ratings" after contestants slashed the throat of a pig on The Island With Bear Grylls . (more...)
Dozens ill from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce Dozens ill from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
- January 07, 2018

In addition to NY, the affected states are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington state. Typically romaine lettuce is good for you, but Consumer Reports are warning Pennsylvanians to avoid the greens for now. In the worst case scenario, exposure to E. (more...)
First flu-related death this season confirmed in Windsor
- January 07, 2018

Of the deaths, two were between the ages of newborn and 4, and another was between the ages of 5 and 17. Hospitals across the Chicago area are dealing with a spike in the number of flu cases. "There are reports that the vaccine is only 10 percent effective this year, but it's really too early to tell". Last season, vaccine effectiveness against circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses was estimated to be 32% in the U.S. (more...)
Concealers no more! Study shows how you can look young naturally Concealers no more! Study shows how you can look young naturally
- January 06, 2018

Fat pads present in between the muscle and the skin are responsible for providing firmness to the cheeks and keeping a toned shape of the face. But researchers from Northwestern University in IL were able to show that by spending 30 minutes a day exercising the muscles in your face, it's possible to tighten and lift the cheek areas to look more youthful. (more...)
Flu season has hospital census up Flu season has hospital census up
- January 06, 2018

The Metro Public Health Department and 89 health departments operated under the direct supervision of the Tennessee Department of Health are offering free flu shots while supplies last , according to releases from both agencies. "Sometimes, the variation doesn't go the way we think it's going to", explained Rogers, "so it doesn't offer as much of a protection as we would like". (more...)
FY2019 Earnings Estimate for BOK Financial Corporation Issued By Wedbush (BOKF)
- January 06, 2018

About 22.19 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500. George Kaiser Family Foundation decreased its stake in Bok Financial ( BOKF ) by 6.58% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. During the same period past year, the company posted $0.89 earnings per share. BOKF's profit would be $87.71 million giving it 17.31 P/E if the $1.34 EPS is correct. (more...)
Romaine lettuce suspect in deadly E. coli outbreak in U.S. and Canada Romaine lettuce suspect in deadly E. coli outbreak in U.S. and Canada
- January 06, 2018

The CDC's report adds that the outbreak began in mid-November and is still being tested to see if the Canadian E. Coli cases are linked to the patients in the U.S. The centre noted that the E. coli bacteria was likely from romaine lettuce. There has also been one reported death in Canada. It explained that "the strain of E. (more...)
Search your conscience on Benue, Rivers, Kaduna killings — PDP to APC Search your conscience on Benue, Rivers, Kaduna killings — PDP to APC
- January 06, 2018

In a letter to the Rivers State APC Chairman, Chief Davies Ikanya, dated January 3, 2017 and titled, "Resignation of Membership of APC", Elekwa said he was rejoining the PDP because the party has kept faith with the people through projects' delivery. (more...)
Wolves eyeing fairytale move for Robbie Keane Wolves eyeing fairytale move for Robbie Keane
- January 06, 2018

He made his professional debut for Wolves in 1997 before moving to Coventry for £6million two years later. The 37-year-old Keane, former Liverpool striker, is under contract with ATK until March but there is a chance that he can secure an early release with ATK not in a favourable position on the standings. (more...)
Almost 1000 flights to be hit by airspace closure for Republic Day Almost 1000 flights to be hit by airspace closure for Republic Day
- January 06, 2018

Worldwide flights can reschedule their flights during the nine-day period this year.On an average, Delhi airport handled 1,350 flights every day in 2017. But because we don't have any spare capacity now, these flights have to be cancelled", said a source. "IGIA in consultation with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and NATS (UK-based ATC expert agency) has implemented a profile schedule which has enhanced the overall capacity by nearly 13%", the DIAL was quoted as saying by the FE. (more...)
Oppenheimer Comments on US Bancorp's FY2018 Earnings (USB) Oppenheimer Comments on US Bancorp's FY2018 Earnings (USB)
- January 06, 2018

Jnba Financial owns 6,809 shares. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of USB in report on Tuesday, September 5 with "Hold" rating. It has outperformed by 18.29% the S&P500. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) for 766,924 shares. Dorsey & Whitney Tru Limited Co owns 248,739 shares. Finally, Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of U.S. (more...)
Alex Trebek recovering from brain surgery; 'Jeopardy' filming on hiatus Alex Trebek recovering from brain surgery; 'Jeopardy' filming on hiatus
- January 06, 2018

The Canadian star wore a " Jeopardy! " blue hat in the clip, which appeared to be taped from his home. "Alex spent Christmas at home with his family, and he will return to the JEOPARDY! studio for taping in mid-January", the show reports. (more...)
No. 1 Michigan State drubs Maryland for 14th straight win No. 1 Michigan State drubs Maryland for 14th straight win
- January 06, 2018

WHAT IT MEANS: Michigan State's last four games, a series of 40- and 50-point wins against some of the worst teams in the nation, don't seem to have been a fluke. 28. He showed off the same kind of range he had when the Terps faced Syracuse Nov. 27. They refused to be content with the 12-point lead, building 30-plus point cushions in the second half by diving for loose balls, playing tough defense and finishing with a season-high 16 3-pointers. (more...)
Jon Bernthal Denounces Alt-Right 'The Punisher' Fans Jon Bernthal Denounces Alt-Right 'The Punisher' Fans
- January 06, 2018

But as for the Alt-Right? But Bernthal isn't a fan of his new fans. Well said, Bernthal. Honestly, the further we go along the fuzzier the line gets between Jon Bernthal and Frank Castle as they nearly seem to be one-in-the-same at this point, but the points he raises are all valid. (more...)
Flyers Stranded at Mumbai Airport as Caste Unrest Disrupts City Flyers Stranded at Mumbai Airport as Caste Unrest Disrupts City
- January 06, 2018

Much of Mumbai was paralysed as thousands of protesters from Dalit groups blocked railway lines and major roads. Mumbai: Domestic carriers, including the government-owned Air India, have waived charges for ticket cancellations and no-show due to the ongoing unrest in parts of Maharashtra. (more...)
Why Philip Morris wants you to quit smoking in 2018
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 0.66% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $104.15. The stock exchanged hands with 4,110,414 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 4.40M shares. Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 0.71 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. (more...)
Illinois Tool Wks INC (ITW) Position Boosted by Northern Trust Corp
- January 06, 2018

The stock was sold at an average price of $155.00, for a total value of $1,012,615.00. Liberty Cap Incorporated has 2.68% invested in Illinois Tool Works Inc . Utd Services Automobile Association accumulated 386,158 shares. Nordea Investment Mngmt Ab invested in 0.14% or 3.78 million shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership holds 0.05% or 846,231 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
It snowed in Florida on Wednesday and people lost their damn minds It snowed in Florida on Wednesday and people lost their damn minds
- January 06, 2018

Most parts received less than one inch of snow by late Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported . Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for 28 counties because of the frigid weather. Gusts could potentially be hurricane-force. Boston could get as much as 14 inches. A wind chill advisory is in effect in 22 counties in western North Carolina. (more...)
Hoda Kotb Says She's 'Not Making Matt Lauer Money' On 'Today' Hoda Kotb Says She's 'Not Making Matt Lauer Money' On 'Today'
- January 06, 2018

Andy Lack , chairman of NBC News, issued a letter to the NBC staff stating that "Hoda is, in a word, remarkable". Kotb told People on Wednesday that neither she nor Guthrie are making the same kind of money Lauer was. Since Lauer did occupy Today coanchor chair for over two decades, seniority could be a factor here, but it's frankly unacceptable that Kotb's salary comes nowhere within spitting distance of Lauer's exorbitant salary. (more...)
Report Says 48000 Newborns Expected At Squalid Rohingya Camps In Bangladesh Report Says 48000 Newborns Expected At Squalid Rohingya Camps In Bangladesh
- January 06, 2018

Save the Children's Health Adviser in Cox's Bazar, Rachael Cummings, said "most of the children would be born without health facilities and would be at risk of getting sick, undernourishment and thus putting them under threat of dying before they reach five years of age". (more...)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, BJP over Lokpal Bill Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, BJP over Lokpal Bill
- January 06, 2018

The Gandhi scion retweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet of December 2013 in which he praised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj "for playing a proactive role" in "passing Lokpal Bil". The party plans to raise this in the coming election campaigns. "If, at present, the LOP (leader of the Opposition) is not available, surely, the chairperson and the other two members of the selection committee, namely the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chief ... (more...)
Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer
- January 06, 2018

Sequencing the genome of the stem cells indicated that their DNA had been scrambled to the point that the cells no longer functioned. "This is lovely work, which puts our finger on the molecular basis for the link between alcohol and increased cancer risk and stem cells". (more...)
Fleetwood Town v Leicester City Fleetwood Town v Leicester City
- January 06, 2018

The England global moved from Fleetwood to Leicester for £1million in 2012 and went on to win the Premier League title four years later, but might not be risked as he is suffering with a groin problem. As he prepares for the " Vardy Derby", the Leicester star admits he has come a long way since playing for the Lancashire side. I don't think I would be doing that at Leicester . (more...)
John Mcgrath Sells 32000 Shares of Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (ATRA) Stock
- January 06, 2018

A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Atara Biotherapeutics has a 12 month low of $12.45 and a 12 month high of $25.73. equities analysts predict that Atara Biotherapeutics Inc will post -4 EPS for the current year. After $-1.02 actual earnings per share reported by Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc . (more...)
A unique phenomenon that humans will be able to observe A unique phenomenon that humans will be able to observe "blood moon"
- January 06, 2018

This only happens every two to three years on average, giving rise to the saying "once in a blue moon". The difference adds up over time until year will have 13 lunations as opposed to 12. The next time a Blue Moon will pass through the Earth's umbra will be on December 31, 2028 and then on January 31, 2037. Mark the date, the blood moon or blue supermoon is coming in a rare lunar event that happens only every 150 years. (more...)
President Buhari commissions 10 Coaches and 2 Locomotives in Kaduna President Buhari commissions 10 Coaches and 2 Locomotives in Kaduna
- January 06, 2018

In his welcome address on the occasion, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi , said railway transport had almost become a new phenomenon in Nigeria through the current efforts of government to expand its facilities. The President who was pleased with the commissioning of the projects was also hopeful that Nigeria's infrastructure was steadily upgrading. "That include many of them". (more...)
Companies Are Selling 'Raw Water,' But Should You Drink It?
- January 06, 2018

The shift, which is deemed as a "water consciousness movement", notes that people are turning towards unsterilised water consumption because they feel their water is "toxic" and loaded with chemicals. A food-safety advocate said that almost everything that can make you sick could be found in untreated water. Addressing the fluoride issue raised in the article, Grant Ritchey, a Kansas City-area dentist, told The Daily Beast, that there is a possibility of getting too much of the mineral from ... (more...)
Florida capital sees first snowfall in nearly three decades Florida capital sees first snowfall in nearly three decades
- January 06, 2018

The last time a wintry blast hit Tallahassee with any measurable snowfall was December 22-23, 1989, when an inch fell. Although the east coast will be preparing for a mega-storm of a lifetime, this may be Tallahassee's only snowfall for years to come. (more...)