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The Flu is Not Slowing Down, More People Expected to Get Sick

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The Johnson County Health Department said 10 schools have reported greater than 10 percent absenteeism due to influenza-like illness in the last week. In comparison to the week before, 13.7 hospitalizations, it has nearly doubled. The numbers have increased for three consecutive weeks. Hospitalizations also vary widely depending on the severity of the season. Read More »

Aaron Gordon withdraws from the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

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He finished runner-up in a classic performance in 2016. Gordon , 22, suffered the injury on January 27 late in the loss to the Indiana Pacers and he's been bothered by lingering pain over the past nine days. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder out of Louisville was the No. 13 overall pick and leads the Jazz with 19.7 points per game. He tops all rookies in points and 3-pointers made (115). Read More »

Hot tea linked to deadly cancer in smokers and drinkers

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According to the research, tea drinkers who had more than one daily alcoholic drink (glass of wine, 12 ounce beer or 1.5 ounce of liquor) have a 12 percent more chance of getting cancer . Participants who drank tea on a weekly basis were asked to describe its temperature as "warm", "hot" "or "burning hot". The researchers collected information about tobacco and alcohol consumption at the beginning of the study. Read More »

Deal to appoint Paul Heckingbottom is 'pretty much done', talkSPORT told

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Leeds United were last night set to name Paul Heckingbottom as their new head coach following the sacking of Thomas Christiansen . The former Leeds right-back also led Huddersfield Town to the Championship in 2011-12, while under him, Preston North End secured their first success in the League One play-offs in ten attempts in 2015 to earn promotion. Read More »

Girl scout sells over 300 boxes of cookies outside California marijuana dispensary

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Mary Doyle, the organization's communications director, told the Union-Tribune in a statement that Girl Scouts can set up booths outside businesses if they get a permit from the owner and sell between February 9 and March 11. "Girl Scouts are all over campus selling cookies". "They went out and bought boxes". "Yes my family loves Girl Scout Cookies!" said one customer. This Girl Scout knows her customers well. Read More »

Malcolm Butler says Patriots gave up on him in Super Bowl loss

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But unlike their dramatic comebacks against the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons , the New England Patriots and their legendary quarterback could not write another storybook ending. After New England defensive lineman Eric Lee broke for the ball, Foles sprinted. It was the Patriots' first takeaway since Week 15. "Just encouraged them to enjoy the moment". Read More »

Mominul Haque century double saves test against Sri Lanka

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You have to be mentally strong and believe in yourself. "The captain (Mahmudullah) told me that we shouldn't have any doubt that we could save this game". Sabbir returns to the squad, having played last played a Test on Bangaldesh's 2017 tour of South Africa without much success. The two wickets were as good as it got for the visitors as further wickets failed to materialise, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah guiding the home side beyond tea with an unbeaten 28. Read More »

Georgia state Senate passes resolution condemning NFL

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State Senator David Shafer, R -Duluth, and his campaign announced they plan to run a series of digital ads ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl urging people to stand for the Star Spangled Banner. " Many members of the body had concerns about this issue and how it was rushed to a vote without notice", Henson said. "But imposing corporate censorship to deny that same right to those veterans who have secured it for us all is reprehensible and totally beyond the pale". Read More »

Favre to give Eagles pep talk before Super Bowl

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In all, he played in 100 games with 17 starts: nine with Philadelphia and a 2-7 record and eight with the Browns (1-7 record). A fast tempo helps the Eagles in games, and several players said that when they have good chemistry in practice, it usually transfers to the game. Read More »

No sign of Tom Brady decline as Patriot's star eyes legacy

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The good news, for both teams , is it seems that there are no new injury concerns heading into Sunday. I hate fans that are fans now that weren't fans if they would have went 0-16. With a pair of Super Bowl rings. Ten years ago, he was involved in one of the most controversial moments in Super Bowl history when performing alongside Janet Jackson. Read More »

Last-gasp Kane penalty earns Spurs draw at Liverpool

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Kane took the spot kick but hit it straight at Karius. It was hard to know at the time if they were right, but in the dressing room I confirmed that they were right in every single decision. Either way, Kane says the United result gives the whole team confidence heading into the Liverpool match. "And the second one was outstanding, but it's really hard to defend because I think everybody in the stadium , his teammates included, thought he would play a pass and in the end he did it by ... Read More »

Shameful to use Ankit Saxena's murder to stoke Hindu-Muslim tensions

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He was attacked by Shehzadi's father, uncle and brother on Thursday night before his throat was slit with a knife. As per recent developments, police have arrested the father, uncle and also minor brother for the crime. It has been alleged that the girl's family was opposed to their relation as Saxena was a Hindu. Police registered a murder case at Khyala Police station and has begun interrogating the accused. Read More »

Ireland's Kiwi coach praises 'inspirational' Johnny Sexton after Six Nations nailbiter

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When asked what he thought of before kicking the winning goal, the fly-half said: "I went back to many years ago when we played Treviso away and I was in an nearly identical position and just flashed back to that". It was that sort of pressure and he just struck it beautifully. It was all penalty kicks until Thomas' try, which looked like being the highlight of the match. Read More »

Countdown has begun for Congress' end in Karnataka: Modi

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Modi said his government is working by following the policy of "reform, perform and transform". The court, which cited a Supreme Court verdict on strikes, also directed the Siddaramaiah government to ensure that the daily lives of people, and other industrial and commerce activities, are not affected due to the shutdown. Read More »

Red Deer Polar Plunge set for Saturday

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WMUR meteorologist Kevin Skarupa took the plunge as well. The Versailles Polar Plunge will feature a heated festival tent at the park, offering games, live entertainment, a food court, and the always-popular "After Splash Bash" where additional prizes will be awarded as participants warm up with food and beverages. Read More »

Former F1 model calls decision to ban grid girls

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But feminist groups and others have hit out at sports who employ women in purely "decorative" roles, saying it is demeaning and makes it harder for female competitors to be taken seriously in what is still a largely male-dominated environment. Read More »

Child death toll in flu season hits 53 as hospitalizations soar

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Nearly 12,000 people in the United States have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza since the season started, the CDC reported. Sixteen more children have died in a flu season that's recorded 53 child deaths and has seen hospitalization rates at their highest in almost a decade, federal health officials said Friday. Read More »

North Korea Made $200M Off Banned Coal Exports

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It said "there was proof that Pyongyang was helping Syria to develop chemical weapons and providing ballistic missiles to Myanmar". The monitors said they had investigated ongoing ballistic missile cooperation between Syria and Myanmar, including more than 40 previously unreported North Korea shipments between 2012 and 2017 to Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Centre, which oversees the country's chemical weapons program. Read More »

Hawaii man says he's devastated about sending missile alert

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The alert was sent last month to phones across the state and caused widespread panic. The last few weeks have been "utter hell", he added. The worker, who was sacked from his job at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency following the false alarm, said, "It was incredibly hard for me, very emotional" and he " just wanted to crawl under a rock ". Read More »

Beware of fear! | Dog bite nervous people more, proves study

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The survey showed the more emotionally stable and less neurotic an individual was, the lower their risk of being bitten by a dog . According to a new study published today (Feb. 1 in 3 dog bites (33%) required treatment, but only a small proportion (0.6%) required hospital treatment, although the researchers say even minor bites can cause significant emotional distress. Read More »

Budget 2018 is all for women

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A rehabilitation package for Ockhi-hit areas, strict eligibility criteria for social security pensions and austerity measures are some highlights of the CPM-led Kerala government's third Budget presented in Assembly on Friday. Construction of 77,756 houses was on. The budgetary provisioning is Rs 36 crore more than the Rs 345 crore that was set aside past year. Rs 1685.70 crore is earmarked in the Plan for Public Health Services. Read More »

Don't be flu-clueless; listen to this nurse

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She sat down in her auto after a 12-hour shift Saturday morning and did a video in which she recounts hospital horror stories. The video on Facebook has been seen more than 4.9 million times shared just about 100,000 times. "It's fantastic to watch how many people come through the emergency room, sneeze in their hand, and I watch no one grab the hand sanitizer that's only every three feet in the ER", she said. Read More »

Hyderabad: Man allegedly rapes teenager inside cinema hall, arrested

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As per reports, finding the near seats empty, the accused forced him on the girl. The incident took place on January 29. The culprit was identified as 23-year-old Kandakatla Bikshapathi , an earth mover driver from Jangaon district. After meeting at the hotel, the duo went to the house of Bhikshapati's sister. The accused took advantage of the fact that there were only a few people in the theatre and nobody was near them, said police. Read More »

Standing for long periods of time could aid weight loss, finds study

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Of note, the researchers found that calories burned between standing and sitting is about twice as high in men as in women. "It's important to avoid sitting for hours at a time". Assuming no increase in food intake, the researchers said that would equate to 5.5 pounds in one year and 22 pounds over four years. Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, known as NEAT, focuses on the daily calories a person burns while doing normal daily activities, not exercising. Read More »

Myanmar against Rohingya: 'Hallmarks of a genocide', says UN

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The Myanmar military had launched a massive crackdown against alleged militant groups in Rakhine a year ago. The U.N. rights chief earlier called for a fresh global investigation into Myanmar's abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible "elements of genocide". Read More »

Amazon patents hand tracking wristbands for its workers

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In the UK, Amazon has gotten some criticism in the past for the way it treats workers in its warehouses who are usually rushed off their feet to get packages ready to send off in a speedy manner. The patent also points to a haptic feedback module, which could buzz employees for various reasons, including notifying them of breaks or to help them find items in the warehouse. Read More »

2 injured in Los Angeles school shooting

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A day earlier, a 16-year-old student was apprehended after wounding a student at a Texas school . It still remains unknown how the gun was brought to school and how it went off in the classroom. New details continue to emerge after five people were injured on Thurs.at a Los Angeles middle school . However, an audit last April of 20 schools found that some schools failed to do the searches daily and that a quarter of them didn't have the right metal-detecting wands. Read More »

FISA memo will be released; Dems want Nunes out

I think it's a disgrace what's going on in this country. The memo involves the committee's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and claims that investigators misled judges when they applied for a wiretap against a Trump team member. Read More »

National Wear Red Day

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That's more than all cancers combined. Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer of women according to the American Heart Association . The city of Winston-Salem will officially kick off National Wear Red Day at the 10th annual Winston-Salem Goes Red Breakfast. Read More »