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CLOSINGS & DELAYS: Several area schools closed Monday


All of the after school activities scheduled for Iredell-Statesville Schools were canceled. UTC will open at noon. The Beaufort County School District and Jasper County School District are operating on two-hour delay schedules for Monday, January 8 due to inclement weather. Read More »

HSE and Government urged to prepare for surge in 'Aussie flu' cases


The Ohio Department of Health is reporting over 2,000 flu hospitalizations in Ohio, a big increase from the 369 cases at this time past year. The influenza is in its peak months in January and February, and, during the last week of 2017, "influenza activity increased sharply in the United States", the CDC said. Read More »

Celebs Are Bringing Activists As Their Dates To Today's Golden Globes


In their push to highlight the problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality, eight actresses at the Golden Globes ceremony (Monday morning, Singapore time) are extending their political statements to their plus-ones. Clemente will accompany Susan Sarandon . Proving the old adage "you don't ask, you don't get", Kelly then made her way down the stairs and got her wish, and fortunately for her Meryl was more than obliging with the enthusiastic singer. Read More »

United Nations emergency session humiliating defeat for US


Iran's Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo slammed the meeting as a "farce" and a "waste of time" and said the Council should instead focus on addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the war in Yemen. Sweden's envoy, Deputy Ambassador Irina Schoulgin Nyoni, appeared to sum up the view of many on the Security Council: "Human rights violations must be separated from JCPOA". Read More »

GST impact in Q1 will pull down GDP for whole year


The fiscal deficit at the end of November breached the target and touched 112% of the budget estimate for 2017-18, mainly due to lower GST collections and higher expenditure. As per the new methodology followed by the CSO, GDP is calculated by adding product taxes to GVA at basic prices and removing subsidies. As regards the farm sector, the expansion in activities in agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors is likely to slow to 2.1 per cent in the current fiscal from 4.9 per cent in ... Read More »

Raiders' pursuit of Jon Gruden could include ownership stake


Gruden, 54. the analyst on ESPN's " Monday Night Football ", was traded by the Raiders to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2001 season and beat Oakland for the Super Bowl title the following season. More and more, it looks as if this is it. Why would Gruden want the Raiders job? . Has Gruden said anything about this? . But Gruden continues to insist that it is nothing more than talk, as there has been talk in other years about his possible return that didn't come to pass. Read More »

US, Canada investigating possible E. coli link to romaine lettuce


According to Consumer Reports , this strain of E. coli has a toxin that could lead to serious illness, kidney failure and even death in some cases. coli when they come into contact with feces from infected animals , or with bacteria from raw meat, poultry or seafood. Check your fridge for any romaine lettuce, including any bagged salad mixes or blends. Read More »

Flu season ramping up in Kitsap

Doctors believe they may see more flu cases this year than last year, which they called average. Officials say if people get the flu shot every year, the likelihood of getting the flu is reduced, and that means people are less likely to spread the disease to family, friends and into the community. Read More »

Raytheon Co (RTN) Holding Maintained by Welch & Forbes Llc

ValuEngine raised shares of Raytheon from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, October 27 report. The company has market cap of $28.63 million. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, ... Read More »

E. Coli outbreak cause not yet identified


In the past two months, 58 people in the USA and Canada have become ill and one person in the US has died in the multi-state outbreak, according to Consumer Reports . Romaine lettuce is to blame. We're still in the very earliest days of January which means lots of folks are now rocking New Year's resolutions to avoid junk food and eat lots of lovely fruits and veggies. Read More »

Dale Steyn admires Umesh Yadav for inking tattoos on his body


Soon after, Tea was taken, but Steyn did not return after the break. The South African team manager said he sustained a "freakish" foot injury while bowling in his comeback game on Saturday. Steyn returned to test cricket for the match after 14 months on the sidelines with a career-threatening shoulder injury.South Africa's Aiden Markram (34) was the first wicket to fall in their second innings, having looked fluent at the crease until he top-edged a rising delivery from Hardik Pandya (2-17) ... Read More »

Red Cross needs blood donations


Now they need donations to help fill the blood banks because they face a serious blood donation shortage. Consider these factors when determining if you are an eligible donor even if you're in good health. On Thursday, the blood care center hosted a blood drive but only five people donated. The process for general donations takes about 8 to 10 minutes and can save a life. Read More »

Consumption Of Alcohol Linked To Cancer, Study Shows


Study leader Professor Ketan Patel, at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, said: "Some cancers develop due to DNA damage in stem cells". But when these two layers of defense were genetically thrown out, DNA damage was able to accumulate to a point where it caused cells to stop working entirely. Read More »

Ricky Ponting becomes head coach of IPL team Delhi Daredevils


Ponting's services were sought in 2014 in an "advisory role" after Mumbai started poorly in the United Arab Emirates. Initially, the 43-year-old had joined the franchise as a player in 2013 but pulled himself out in the mid-way through the tournament due to poor form. Read More »

US CDC to host nuclear strike preparedness presentation


Should Kim decide to launch a missile again, it is likely to push U.S. patience to breaking point. "Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation", urges the CDC email advising people on one of the agency's mailing lists about the session. Read More »

It's snowing in Tallahassee, Fla. for the first time in three decades


The last time locals saw that much snow was in December 1989. "As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear", said the Tallahassee Police Department on Twitter along with the hashtags #SunshineState #SnowDay #WinterIsHere. Read More »

Harlon Barnett to leave MSU for Florida State


Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, quarterback Brian Lewerke, linebacker Chris Frey and wide receiver Felton Davis talk after the 42-17 win over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday, Dec. The unit ranked 19th in scoring defense, surrendering exactly 20 points per contest. Under Barnett, the Spartans have produced their share of top defensive backs, including three All-Americans and two first-round draft picks in the NFL. Read More »

Tamil Nadu: Strike called by transport workers' union hits bus services


Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose said essential services can not be paralysed and ordered the government to take strict action. Following the strike, commuters alleged over-charging by autos and private buses even as many opted for suburban rail services in Chennai . In a press release, the transport unions said in the past 16 months, they held 21 discussions with the State government on various issues, including a wage increase. Read More »

IS-allied Boko Haram faction claims killing of Nine Nigerian soldiers


Read the full statement issued by the Nigerian Army below on the rescue of the Chibok girl. Officials said that according to preliminary investigations, Pagu is the same person as the one on a list of girls who were abducted. Fifty-seven managed to escape soon afterward, leaving behind 219. The Nigerian Military says it has "fatally injured" a factional leader of terrorist sect, Boko Haram. Read More »

Scientists Are Investigating Facial Exercises to Make You Look Younger


The health officials say that the exercise helps to stretch your muscles and makes them more toned like your younger face. This Northwestern study was also done with a very small sample size of patients, so further research is needed to determine whether it would be as effective in a larger population. Read More »

Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991


On the heels of awareness campaigns and a push to encourage Americans to get more frequent colonoscopies and check ups, death rates for colorectal and prostate cancers are less than half of what they were in 1993, helping to cap overall mortality. Read More »

'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut


Doctors at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough said that the perforated edges of the packet, meant to make it easier to open, had actually cut into the lining of her stomach. There had been four other similar incidents in the past, but in all of those cases the ingested object was a toothpick. "It is important to consider alternative surgical diagnoses in patients with presumed Crohn's disease unresponsive to standard treatment", the authors write in the British Medical ... Read More »

Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak across 13 states

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said it is still determining the cause of the outbreak by interviewing affected people, while the the Public Health Agency of Canada said it has identified Romaine lettuce as the source. Rogers said it's best to assume that any romaine lettuce may be contaminated, even if it's sold in bags and packages. "The available data strongly suggest that romaine lettuce is the source of the US outbreak". Read More »

Alcohol damages DNA, increases cancer risk


In particular, the scientists found that acetaldehyde, an endogenous and alcohol-derived metabolite, can break and damage DNA within blood stem cells. Researchers highlighted the importance of understanding the DNA blueprint within stem cells citing one simple reason: when healthy stem cells are corrupted, they can give rise to cancer. Read More »

Men are getting their penises whitened


It now gets around 100 customers per month who need their private parts to look lighter. The post had been shared by an employee of Bangkok's Lelux Hospital on Facebook which gets around 20,000 shares. "Usually, the male genitalia is darker than other parts of the body because of androgen", he said. " No pain, no need to recover ", read the post by Atittayapa Photiya , an employee who a year ago sparked debate among netizens about the hospital's "3DVagina" procedure, in which women ... Read More »

3 children die from flu this season, 2 in East Tenn


Flu season typically peaks in January and February. This record number of cases reflects better testing and surveillance systems in the region and a more severe influenza season than in recent years. Total influenza deaths to date: 45, which includes the baby's death, even though it came a day after the reporting period. For the last week of 2017, Arkansas reported "Widespread" activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for geographic spread of influenza, and "High" ... Read More »

Romaine lettuce may be source of E. coli outbreak

The CDC has identified 17 cases of illness. One person has died and five people have been hospitalized of the cases occurring in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington, according to the CDC. Read More »

Flu cases on the rise in Southwest Florida


Vaishampayan said a flu shot is still the best way of guarding against the illness. Elderly people, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the United Kingdom are being urged to get vaccinated. "Both in Florida and throughout the US, flu activity is on the rise ", said Mara Gambineri, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee. Read More »

CDC: Romaine lettuce may be behind E. coli outbreak

Five people in the US have been hospitalized and one has died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been 41 cases of E. Illnesses started on dates from November 15 through December 8, 2017. The FDA will neither confirm nor deny that is has or is testing any samples of romaine or any other foods in connection with the outbreak investigation. Read More »

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018


It is the first time that the list has included an entry on gaming, placing it in the same category as disorders related to drugs, alcohol and gambling. If that's the case, they argue, "how can such an activity be seriously problematic yet not disordered?" The research also found similar numbers globally. Read More »