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Adeosun: AfDB provided us with $1bn support during recession Adeosun: AfDB provided us with $1bn support during recession
- January 20, 2018

Osinbajo added, "Most specifically, I thank the President and the members of the Board of the AfDB for their support to Nigeria at a very hard time during the 2015/2016 economic recession". Adesina says that economic diversification via industrialisation with tangible investment in human capital will enable the continent's rapidly growing youth population to successfully transition to productive technology-based sectors. (more...)
CHAN 2018 Match Report: Faleye Fires Nigeria Past Stubborn Libya CHAN 2018 Match Report: Faleye Fires Nigeria Past Stubborn Libya
- January 20, 2018

Nigeria's last group game is against Equatorial Guinea next Tuesday in Agadir while Libya will be battling with Rwanda also on the same day. The CHAN trophy is the only elusive major trophy for Nigeria in Africa. The Mediterranean Knights began the tournament with a 3-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea in Tangier on Monday. Two minutes later, the Shooting Stars forward beat his marker to set up Emeka Ogbugh whose header was saved. (more...)
'Star Wars: Episode 10' Rumors: Main Saga Could Continue in the Future 'Star Wars: Episode 10' Rumors: Main Saga Could Continue in the Future
- January 20, 2018

Although we think we'll let him off... Well, maybe J.J. Abrams will give us some answers with Episode IX . It's not exclusively Star Wars , though. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has had a lot of complaints levelled against it over the past month, and one of the chief complaints that SOME fans have had is that director Rian Johnson did not adequately address some of the lingering questions from The Force Awakens . (more...)
Adolescence now lasts from ages 10 to 24, scientists say Adolescence now lasts from ages 10 to 24, scientists say
- January 20, 2018

The average age of the onset of puberty has been steadily dropping in the developed world for decades, due to improvements in health and nutrition. At the other end of the spectrum, young people are leaving home, marrying and having children at later ages than their predecessors, the BBC reports , leaving them in a prolonged state of "semi-dependency". (more...)
Your Hot Yoga Class Might Not Be as Beneficial as You Think Your Hot Yoga Class Might Not Be as Beneficial as You Think
- January 20, 2018

However, hot yoga was no better for this than doing it at room temperature. The researchers assessed changes in vascular health using a noninvasive method called brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD). The intervention lasted for 12 weeks and participants were asked to attend three Bikram yoga classes per week. In the end, the investigators determined that both Bikram groups achieved similar improvements in their vasodilation levels, regardless of room temperature. (more...)
Sushi-loving man pulls 5-foot tapeworm from body, visits ER later Sushi-loving man pulls 5-foot tapeworm from body, visits ER later
- January 19, 2018

A man who had eaten sushi went to the hospital after discovering a tapeworm that was "wiggling out" as he sat on the toilet during a trip to the bathroom, it was revealed on Thursday. Whenever inquired as to whether he'll continue eating sushi, Banh said he would, yet just not the salmon. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control put out a study that showed a prevalence of tapeworm in wild salmon caught off the coast of Alaska. (more...)
Biafra: Ohanaeze Reacts To Court Order On Proscription Of IPOB Biafra: Ohanaeze Reacts To Court Order On Proscription Of IPOB
- January 19, 2018

The South East Governors' Forum had proscribed the activities of the IPOB in the wake of the group's confrontation with the military in Abia state. The Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to quash the pronouncement which declared the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB , as a terrorist group. (more...)
U.S. lawmakers table bill meant to 'tighten' terms of Iran nuclear deal U.S. lawmakers table bill meant to 'tighten' terms of Iran nuclear deal
- January 19, 2018

While we embrace the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, the unilateral measures on which that treaty is based must be eradicated, he said and ratified the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Testing. President Donald Trump's current continuation of sanctions relief. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier Thursday spoke of the "global anxieties" about nuclear weapons, singling out the Korean Peninsula as the "most tense and risky peace and security challenge" today. (more...)
United Launch Alliance Sending Up SBIRS Missile-Detecting Payload United Launch Alliance Sending Up SBIRS Missile-Detecting Payload
- January 19, 2018

Liftoff is scheduled for 7:52 p.m. EST (0052 GMT on January 19). The satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, will join other SBIRS satellites to detect and track missile launches around the world. The SBIRS satellites will collect data and relay it to an Air Force command center where it will be used to issue missile warnings and inform decisions related to missile defense systems, as well as improve battle space awareness and technical intelligence. (more...)
Punjab CM accepts power minister Rana Gurjit's resignation Punjab CM accepts power minister Rana Gurjit's resignation
- January 19, 2018

Punjab Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh , accused by the opposition of illegally bagging sand mining contracts, has submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh , who is yet to act on it. Rana Gurjit had kicked up a controversy in May a year ago after his Nepalese cook Amit Bahadur won a sand mine bid worth Rs 26.51 crore at Saidpur Khurd village in Nawanshahar. (more...)
South Korea, US agree on denuclearisation talks with North Korea South Korea, US agree on denuclearisation talks with North Korea
- January 19, 2018

Some insiders are speculating that the unified women's hockey team may be a way for Kim Jong-Unto divide relations between the South and the U.S. because of the heavy sanctions placed on North Korea in the last few months. North Korea has already agreed to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform in the South during the Olympics, and Wednesday agreed to send 230 people in a "cheering squad" and 30 people in a taekwondo martial arts demonstration group. (more...)
Boston University Study: Concussions Don't Lead to CTE Boston University Study: Concussions Don't Lead to CTE
- January 19, 2018

Concussion is "not only not correlated, we can decouple it", said Goldstein. The study suggests that head injuries can cause blood vessels to leak proteins into adjacent brain tissues, inflaming them. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease believed to be linked to concussions, a brain injury caused by a forcible blow to the head. (more...)
13 starving children bound to beds in house of horrors 13 starving children bound to beds in house of horrors
- January 19, 2018

A court conference was scheduled for February 23 in Riverside. If convicted on all charges, they face up to 94 years to life in prison, officials said. When the Turpins were foreclosed on in Texas, the new owners said they found the carpets soiled, windows broken and boarded up, and scratches on the inside of the doors. (more...)
State unemployment rate falls; MA added 63000 jobs in 2017 State unemployment rate falls; MA added 63000 jobs in 2017
- January 19, 2018

In December, Georgia added 5,600 new jobs to end the year with an all-time record high of 4.52 million. Rhode Island's rate of unemployed was down half a percentage point from a year earlier, when it was 4.9 percent. About one-half of the yearly decline in claims came in manufacturing . It hit a new historic low of 3 percent in both September and October. Construction employment decreased by 400 jobs from November 2017 to December 2017, a loss of 0.5 percent. (more...)
Intermountain Healthcare, other hospitals creating their own not-for-profit drug company Intermountain Healthcare, other hospitals creating their own not-for-profit drug company
- January 19, 2018

The not-for-profit drug company initially will be backed by four hospital groups - Intermountain Health, Ascension and two Catholic health systems, Trinity Health and SSM Health - plus the VA health system. Dr. Schulman has studied the generic drug market and is advising the effort. "Hospitals mostly get paid on DRG basis and absorb generic costs, so it would help them, not the patients", said Ronny Gal, a health care analyst with Sanford Bernstein. (more...)
NY to Study Full Cannabis Legalization NY to Study Full Cannabis Legalization
- January 19, 2018

He says a study will be released soon that explores converting the state income tax to a payroll tax and substituting charitable donations for local property taxes. A Siena poll in November put Cuomo's favorability rating at 52 percent. Of course, marijuana-tax revenue could not close that deficit by itself. But, as Cuomo's study will likely find, the case for legalizing marijuana is plenty strong, irrespective of its fiscal benefits. (more...)
Warning to parents as measles outbreak hits Yorkshire Warning to parents as measles outbreak hits Yorkshire
- January 19, 2018

Telephone your GP so that they can see you at a time/place when no one else is there (to avoid infecting others). Measles is highly contagious disease that can be prevented by having the vaccination, offered by the NHS as a single measles, mumps and rubella jab. (more...)
Weather warnings as snow, ice and wind to hit Wales Weather warnings as snow, ice and wind to hit Wales
- January 19, 2018

In western coastal counties winds may be even stronger temporarily later this afternoon and evening with severe gusts. Central and eastern parts of the Island may see temperatures fall to 0c overnight and this, combined with surface water from today's showers, may lead to some icy patches in rural parts. (more...)
NBA Predictions: Will Lakers Once Again Fail to Cover vs. Thunder? 1/17/18 NBA Predictions: Will Lakers Once Again Fail to Cover vs. Thunder? 1/17/18
- January 18, 2018

It's a small sample size, but over the last two games the lineup of Raymond Felton, Alex Abrines , Jerami Grant, Josh Huestis and Patrick Patterson has outscored their opponents by 18.9 points per 100 possessions in their 15 minutes on the floor together - second to the starters as far as usage together. (more...)
3 law enforcement officers shot overnight in York County, officials say 3 law enforcement officers shot overnight in York County, officials say
- January 18, 2018

A man accused of assaulting his wife "ambushed" and shot three SC sheriff's deputies - leaving one "hanging on to life" - after wounding another K-9 officer during an hours-long manhunt, officials said Wednesday. While not commenting on the evidence in the case, 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett said late Wednesday after confirming Doty's death that the same evidence in the case where he has advised police to seek attempted murder warrants against McCall for shooting the other three ... (more...)

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