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Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed new Tory Party chairman

Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed new Tory Party chairman Mr Lewis has always been tipped for the role after what many saw as a chaotic party conference in the autumn in Manchester and a disastrous general election in the summer. It follows farcical scenes where the official Conservative Party Twitter account accidentally announced the wrong person by saying Transport Secretary Chris Grayling would be the new chairman. [Full Article...]

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk

HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk Validation using the utility takes less than 30 seconds, HP noted. This follows eight reports of lithium-ion batteries overheating and/or melting, and in one case causing a first-degree burn to someone's hand, with three further cases citing resulting property damage (presumably caused by fire, of course) to the tune of $4,500. [Full Article...]

LOOK HERE: School closures and delays for Monday

LOOK HERE: School closures and delays for Monday Hamilton County Schools and childcare will be closed Wednesday. Chatham Charter School will be closed for students Monday with an option teacher and staff workday. Cape Henlopen School District Schools will be closed. for students. Cumberland County Schools announced class would be canceled for students with an optional work day for teachers Monday after a water main break caused by the c... [Full Article...]

Flu season hits earlier, harder

Flu season hits earlier, harder The Ohio Department of Health is reporting over 2,000 flu hospitalizations in Ohio, a big increase from the 369 cases at this time previous year. The most frequently identified influenza virus subtype reported by public health laboratories during the week was influenza A (H3N2). [Full Article...]

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

Indian economy's growth estimated at 6.5% in 2017-18 The nominal GDP will be used as the benchmark for most indices in the forthcoming Union Budget to be presented on February 1. The overall GDP growth rate projected was lower than what was forecasted by the Economic Survey in the range of 6.75-7.5 per cent and this gives a reason to analysts for believing that because of these statistics and the fact that if projections of the International M... [Full Article...]

It's raining iguanas in Florida

It's raining iguanas in Florida The cold-blooded iguanas have been falling out of trees since the weather suddenly worsened and temperatures plummeted. As a so-called bomb cyclone continues lashing the U.S. Like nature's solar panels, once the iguanas absorb enough rays of sun, they spring back into action. "It's too cold for them to move", said Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission . [Full Article...]

Oceans losing oxygen, can damage marine life

Oceans losing oxygen, can damage marine life In coastal areas and seas that are semi-enclosed, once low-oxygen conditions are established, they can persist for thousands of years, according to the study. But in the open ocean , climate change is by far the biggest contributor. Climate change brings a "triple offensive", Gilbert said. Black lined areas - areas in red to deep red - have very little dissolved oxygen. [Full Article...]

E. coli Cases Linked To Romaine Lettuce

E. coli Cases Linked To Romaine Lettuce The one death in the USA was in California. The CDC has been keeping a close eye on E. coli outbreak and says this particular strain can result in some extremely severe symptoms as well as kidney failure and death. Consumer Reports is now calling on the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC to do more to warn public about the dangers of the outbreak. The CDC's report adds that the outb... [Full Article...]

Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of India series

Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of India series After reducing India to 28/3 on Day 1 of the first Test on Friday, Steyn was spotted checking out Umesh's body art ahead of the Day 2 at Newlands on Saturday. The fast bowler's initial reaction at the time of the injury suggested that it was nothing serious - although he stopped his run-up and immediately threw the ball to Vernon Philander to complete the over, he jogged part of the way off th... [Full Article...]

Lifeline Blood Services in critical need of type O negative blood

Lifeline Blood Services in critical need of type O negative blood If you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good general health, you should be eligible to donate blood. By hosting a Blood Drive, the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library is helping to save lives in our community. Statistics tell us that more than 75 percent of all Americans who reach the age of 72 need blood in their lifetime and 97 percen... [Full Article...]

Alcohol Can Cause Cancer by First Damaging Your DNA

Alcohol Can Cause Cancer by First Damaging Your DNA When the body tries to break down alcohol it produces a toxic chemical called acetaldehyde . According to Patel, discovering that behavior is crucial because stem cell damage can lead to cancer. Researchers explained that cancer-causing mutations usually occur by chance, but alcohol seems to speed up the process. The second line of defense is offered by a variety of DNA repair systems that al... [Full Article...]

IPL 2018: Ricky Ponting named head coach of Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2018: Ricky Ponting named head coach of Delhi Daredevils Ponting's services were sought in 2014 in an "advisory role" after Mumbai started poorly in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier, the 43-year-old was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians' team. In 2016 his contract expired with the team and he decided not to continue in that position. One of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game, Ponting played 168 Tests, scoring 13378 ... [Full Article...]

USA health agency schedules briefing on nuclear war preparedness

USA health agency schedules briefing on nuclear war preparedness However, "planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illnesses", the CDC says. For instance, the agency said, it is important to shelter in place for at least 24 hours after a detonation to reduce exposure to radiation . Trump tweeted Tuesday. Trump responded a day later, saying he also had a button, but it was "bigger & more powerful". The briefing includes experts in radiation ... [Full Article...]

Rajya Sabha elections: AAP nominates Sanjay Singh, ND Gupta, Sushil Gupta

Rajya Sabha elections: AAP nominates Sanjay Singh, ND Gupta, Sushil Gupta At his poetic and literary best Vishwas also congratulated the chief minister for the other two nominees, saying he was not familiar with their names. Vishwas ji was our initial choice but after deliberations and his comments in the past it was felt that it would mar the party's chances", Mr. Rai said. [Full Article...]

Taggart selects new defensive coordinator

Taggart selects new defensive coordinator Prior to returning to his alma mater, Barnett spent one season at LSU as a graduate assistant and three years as the defensive backs coach at Cincinnati. Barnett is a Michigan State alumnus, and had a seven-year National Football League career as a safety with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings. [Full Article...]

Climate Change Brings Snow To Florida And 'Bomb Cyclone' To East Coast

Climate Change Brings Snow To Florida And 'Bomb Cyclone' To East Coast Record cold temperatures are freezing much of the United States, bringing snow to the southern state of Florida for the first time in almost 30 years. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued across the Florida Big Bend and south central Georgia areas. Temperatures will remain far below normal for the next several days, with freezing conditions likely in our northern counties. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu bus strike leaves commuters stranded, union leaders demand wage revision

Tamil Nadu bus strike leaves commuters stranded, union leaders demand wage revision Stating that the High Court order to call off the strike goes against natural justice, the unions blamed the government for the inconvenience caused to the commuters. When the plea came up, Advocate General Vijay Narayan informed the court that 32 unions had already signed the settlement proposed by the government and that only 14 were on strike. [Full Article...]

How Chibok Girl, 2000 Others Were Rescued

How Chibok Girl, 2000 Others Were Rescued He also commended the committment of the military over the rescue of the girls. Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued over 2, 000 civilians and killed many Boko Haram insurgents during its operation at Lake Chad Island. A factional leader of the militant Boko Haram group, Mamman Nur, has been fatally injured, the Nigerian military said yesterday . A separate group of 21 girls were fre... [Full Article...]

Facial Exercise Makes Women Look Younger in Short Time

Facial Exercise Makes Women Look Younger in Short Time 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. They looked separately at 19 features of the face and rated them at three different time points: at the beginning, at week eight and at week 20. We are talking about facial yoga . [Full Article...]

Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline Prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers account for 42% of all cases in men, with prostate cancer alone accounting for nearly one in five new diagnoses. Among men, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers account for 42 percent of cases. Cancer death rates were 14% higher among non-Hispanic blacks than non-Hispanic whites in 2015, down from a peak difference of 33% in 1993. [Full Article...]


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