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Rohingya crisis: USA negotiator quits advisory panel

Rohingya crisis: USA negotiator quits advisory panel Richardson, who noted that he has known Suu Kyi for decades and visited her when she was a political prisoner, also lambasted her "furious response" to his concerns about two journalists who have been for more than a month. "She blames all the problems that Myanmar is having on the worldwide media, on the United Nations , on human rights groups, on other governments, and I think this is caused by... [Full Article...]

Get Two Sonos Ones for the Price of One Apple HomePod

Get Two Sonos Ones for the Price of One Apple HomePod The feature allows developers to integrate their apps with Siri, so they can be controlled via the HomePod . Anyone can ask Siri to stream music, start and stop playing, and skip tracks. Last week we told you about Amazon's release of the Echo Spot for £119.99. Calendar, notes, tasks, and Messages are available only for the person with the iCloud account that's linked to the HomePod . [Full Article...]

Having Flu Raises Chances Of Suffering Heart Attack - Sixfold!

Having Flu Raises Chances Of Suffering Heart Attack - Sixfold! Lead scientist Dr Jeff Kwong, from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (Ices) in Ontario, said: "Our findings, combined with previous evidence that influenza vaccination reduces cardiovascular events and mortality, support global guidelines that advocate for influenza immunisation in those at high risk of a heart attack". [Full Article...]

Vaping E-Cigarettes Can Be Good Or Bad Depending On Your Age

Vaping E-Cigarettes Can Be Good Or Bad Depending On Your Age But e-cigarettes also pose new and unusual risks, the review says: "e-cigarette devices can explode and cause burns and projectile injuries" and "intentionally or unintentionally drinking or injecting e-liquids can be fatal". The authors of the report, however, were not able to establish a significant link between e-cigarettes and long- term smoking. There is no available evidence whether or not... [Full Article...]

Withdrawing from NAFTA will cost 1.8 million jobs in the first year

Withdrawing from NAFTA will cost 1.8 million jobs in the first year The economy ministry declared that it will utilize all legitimate resources present in an answer to the US decision. Until now, Canada's proposal had been discussed at the chief negotiators' level only. The proposal from Canada is created to shift the conversation away from American demands for greater USA and North American content for vehicles to qualify for duty-free movement across borders -... [Full Article...]

Saudi camel beauty contest disqualifies contestants for using Botox

Saudi camel beauty contest disqualifies contestants for using Botox It may be unfair but the fact is that while enhancements are allowed in beauty contests for humans, this Saudi pageant expressly forbids "camels that are found with drugs in the lips, shaved, dyed in any parts of the body, or with changes from natural form". [Full Article...]

School bus slides backward down icy MA road

School bus slides backward down icy MA road Cheryl Kearney Katz posted a video of the incident to Facebook around 7:10 a.m. You can see the bus backing up then sliding down the icy street. No injuries were reported. It slid over a mailbox and stopped only after hitting a vehicle. "I heard a crash, and a second crash, and I heard my wife say, 'Oh my God, Oh my God!'" he recalled, "and I'm rushing out to the front here and I just see th... [Full Article...]

Buhari Has Achieved More Than Obasanjo Did In Eight Years - Sagay

Buhari Has Achieved More Than Obasanjo Did In Eight Years - Sagay The party however rejected the call by Obasanjo for the emergence of a third force, saying that such would amount to repeating the same alleged blunder it claimed brought Buhari into power. "We support Obasanjo for his timely intervention because at a time of national crisis and with people losing their lives all across the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria, anybody discussing partisan politics und... [Full Article...]

Here's What We Didn't Learn From Donald Trump's MOCA Cognitive Assessment

Here's What We Didn't Learn From Donald Trump's MOCA Cognitive Assessment A White House doctor pronounced President Trump medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief on Tuesday - and added that he easily passed a voluntary cognitive assessment created to test his mental reflexes. "They were surprised. And they said, 'Well you can stop now, that's fantastic.' And I said, 'I can go much longer than this if you want me to'". We talked about diet and exercise a lot. [Full Article...]

Year-old dies one day after flu diagnosis

Year-old dies one day after flu diagnosis Her family took her to an Urgent Care Thursday after her symptoms continued to worsen. "I went, 'Emily, Emily.' And I noticed she wasn't breathing", her mother said at her Cary home. "Even though flu activity has probably peaked, the forecast for next three months is grim". Following treatment with prescribed antivirals if you're diagnosed with the flu is mandatory to avoid further complications... [Full Article...]

Alphabet's X just birthed Chronicle, and it wants to fix cybersecurity

Alphabet's X just birthed Chronicle, and it wants to fix cybersecurity Specifically, how "thousands of potential clues about hacking activity are overlooked or thrown away each day" due to a lack of resources. During that time, the data breach can grow worse and the cost and fallout for the company is more severe as a result. [Full Article...]

Attackers storm NGO office in Afghan city, clashes underway

Attackers storm NGO office in Afghan city, clashes underway The attack started with the suicide bomber and was followed by gunfire, said Khogyani. Mohammad Amin, who was inside the compound when the attackers launched the raid, told AFP from his hospital bed that he heard "a big blast". No casualties have been reported, according to Afghanistan's 1TVNews network. Today's terrorist attack against the NGO Save the Children , whose staff work t... [Full Article...]

Why Roe v. Wade Is Still a Black Mark on American Society

Why Roe v. Wade Is Still a Black Mark on American Society It was a huge gamble, but she chose the third option. "We are not to decide who lives and dies", said Anne Dierks, an abortion opponent who traveled from Hot Springs Village for the event. "You have the Trump administration taking every opportunity to advance an extreme anti-choice agenda", Vicki Saporta, the president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation tells Mother Jones . [Full Article...]

Not just for humans: Dog flu cases on the rise

Not just for humans: Dog flu cases on the rise It's highly contagious and can be deadly. "It's not something I've heard of in this area until recently". Tony Malone of the Humane Society. "People don't realize that if their dog is exposed, it has a one in ten chance of dying". The mortality rate for dog flu is less than 10 percent, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association . Dogs in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Miss... [Full Article...]

Napa County and its cities get low tobacco control grades ... again

Napa County and its cities get low tobacco control grades ... again There isn't a bill for it just yet, but health groups like the American Lung Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society are urging this change. To protect kids from a lifetime of nicotine addiction, the Lung Association encourages Arizona to increase tobacco taxes. The state got a C grade for its Smoke-Free Air laws that includes a state ban on smoking in restaurants and m... [Full Article...]

AAA: January gas prices most expensive in 4 years

AAA: January gas prices most expensive in 4 years So far this year, gas prices in Georgia have already climbed ten cents. Gas is averaging $2.54 a gallon in Florida, 18 cents more than a month ago, according to AAA. At 53 million bbl, inventories are in line with this time past year, according to the latest EIA report. The EIA expects domestic production to reach 10.8 million barrels per day in 2019 and surpass 11 million barrels per day in Nov... [Full Article...]

Australian Open 2018: Wozniacki downs Suarez Navarro to reach semi-final

Australian Open 2018: Wozniacki downs Suarez Navarro to reach semi-final Belgium's Elise Mertens reached her maiden grand slam quarter-finals with a 7-6 (5) 7-5 victory over Petra Martic of Croatia. Caroline Wozniacki is just two wins from her first slam. "Obviously hard courts is a little different", said Wozniacki. She has never won a Grand Slam singles title but lost the U.S. Open final twice - to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and to Serena Williams in 2014. [Full Article...]

New York City blames drug companies for opioid epidemic, files $500M lawsuit

New York City blames drug companies for opioid epidemic, files $500M lawsuit Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the lawsuit, saying it seeks to recoup $500 million of costs to combat the epidemic. "Big pharma hooked millions of Americans on these drugs, deceived people and the human cost has been inestimable". Under that initiative, the city's health department has distributed more than 60,000 naloxone kits to opioid overdose prevention programs. "At the same time, they mad... [Full Article...]

Senate vote sets stage for end to government shutdown

Senate vote sets stage for end to government shutdown And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise. Following the 69-hour government shutdown, the bill that was signed to continue funding the government did not include protection for " Dreamers " who were brought to the country through the DACA program. [Full Article...]

American Red Cross reissues urgent call for blood and platelet donors

American Red Cross reissues urgent call for blood and platelet donors Donors can help even more by inviting family members, friends or co-workers to donate, too, Red Cross officials say. "If you're a first time donor, bring a friend, if we can get you and a friend donate you guys can save six lives together so we would really appreciate any first time donors", Dixon says. [Full Article...]


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