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Gaiety, fervour mark Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations Gaiety, fervour mark Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations
- August 26, 2017

It starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in Gregorian months of August or September. Ganesh, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, is known as the remover of obstacles and the god of new beginnings. (more...)
Three additional cases of West Nile reported in Shelby County Three additional cases of West Nile reported in Shelby County
- August 24, 2017

A man from Crystal Lake has been hospitalized after contracting West Nile virus in McHenry County, health officials said. Officials announced the finding after the a test performed by the Ohio Department of Health found the presence of West Nile virus in the sample. (more...)
Boston hopes to keep peace at 'Free Speech Rally' Boston hopes to keep peace at 'Free Speech Rally'
- August 20, 2017

Some of them dressed entirely in black and wore bandannas over their faces. It was clear Saturday that the Boston Free Speech rally would be quickly overshadowed by thousands of counter-protesters denouncing bigotry and racism. He has been venerated as a heroic figure in the South. Rallies also were planned in cities across the country, including Dallas, Atlanta and New Orleans. (more...)
Data of nearly two million U.S. voters leaks Data of nearly two million U.S. voters leaks
- August 19, 2017

The company assured the breach did not contain ballot information or vote totals, and that it had no impact on the election. ES&S secured the files and shut down the server on August 12, one day after the leak was discovered. It's a wonder to this writer that the constant calls for things like e-voting machines continue when those in charge of securing voter data can't even do that right. (more...)
Balloon obesity devices linked to 5 patient deaths, says FDA Balloon obesity devices linked to 5 patient deaths, says FDA
- August 12, 2017

Five people have died since 2016 from complications relating to non-surgical balloon systems placed in their stomachs as obesity treatments. Back in February , the FDA issued a similar warning to keep an eye on complications from these procedures including the balloons spontaneously overinflating, which can fill the patient's stomach with fluid, or acute pancreatitis . (more...)
China Media And Official Both Issue Strong Warnings On War With India China Media And Official Both Issue Strong Warnings On War With India
- August 10, 2017

India's speculation of China's possible military operation in Doklam and Indian government's statements over the standoff, all indicate the country's guilty conscience, Hu pointed out. As reports of the border standoff between India and China continue to hog headlines, one of the concerns raised is whether this would have a bearing on the solar sector in India because local project developers are dependent on solar cells and modules imported from China. (more...)
Mylan slashes earnings forecast on United States generics price cuts Mylan slashes earnings forecast on United States generics price cuts
- August 10, 2017

On a call with investors, the company blamed the delays on restructuring at the FDA and said that it didn't expect the agency to require any more clinical or device-related studies. Declining sales of EpiPen, driven by competition and the launch of Mylan's authorized generic, present another challenge, even as the company continues to face scrutiny for steeply increasing the allergic reaction med's price. (more...)
Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising, Experts Unsure Why Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising, Experts Unsure Why
- August 10, 2017

For other ethnic groups, the combined mortality rate declined from 1970 to 2006 and then stabilized. Meanwhile, the rate rose 1.6 percent a year for white thirty-somethings, and about 1 percent annually for whites in their early 50s, the researchers found. (more...)
Can Drinking Moscow Mules From Copper Mugs Cause Food Poisoning? Can Drinking Moscow Mules From Copper Mugs Cause Food Poisoning?
- August 10, 2017

Food experts have long known not to use copper, or copper-related pots and pans for cooking acidic recipes such as tomato sauce. The Alcoholic Beverages Division of the State of Iowa is concerned with the interaction of those contents with the copper mug and issued an advisory bulletin in late July to warn of potential health risks. (more...)
Situation Resolved After Inmates Steal Keys at Prison Situation Resolved After Inmates Steal Keys at Prison
- August 09, 2017

The situation came to a peaceful end just before 7:00 p.m. Last month, a guard fired three warning shots at the same prison after two guards and an inmate were attacked in a solitary confinement area. "We are staying outside until they are ready for ASP assistance". "One inmate, who was not involved in the initial disturbance but did sustain injuries, is being transported to an area hospital in stable condition", a corrections department statement said Monday night. (more...)
Orangutan with sign language skills dies at Atlanta zoo Orangutan with sign language skills dies at Atlanta zoo
- August 09, 2017

The Zoo Atlanta explains that Chantek had a "very unconventional upbringing", as he was an ape who was reared by humans in a human setting. According to the documentary Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 2014, Chantek with Miles, the native orangutan of Indonesia was taught using a variety of equipment and memorized the path from the university to Dairy Queen. (more...)
Build masjid at distance from disputed site at Ayodhya: Shia Build masjid at distance from disputed site at Ayodhya: Shia
- August 09, 2017

UPSCW chief Waseem Rizvi had said that now that he has been authorised by the board to pursue the matter afresh he would be moving the civil court in Faizabad as well as the Supreme Court in the matter soon. Needless to say that a Waqf has to be either Shia or Sunni Waqf and not a Waqf alone. Supreme Court has constituted a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra to hear petitions in the Ayodhya land dispute case. (more...)
Argroson's Recalls Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand for Possible Salmonella Argroson's Recalls Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand for Possible Salmonella
- August 09, 2017

Freshtex Produce of Alamo, TX is voluntarily recalling "Valery " brand Maradol Papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. (more...)
Violent video games might be harmful to brains, study says Violent video games might be harmful to brains, study says
- August 09, 2017

In two further studies, new groups of 43 and 21 participants received 90 hours of training on either an action video game (such as Call of Duty or Battlefield ), a 3D-platform game (such as Super Mario 64 ), or an action-role playing game (such as Dead Island ). (more...)
Haruo Nakajima (1929 - 2017) Haruo Nakajima (1929 - 2017)
- August 09, 2017

His death was confirmed by the Japanese film company Toho but a statement has not been released. He had also appeared in other Japanese war films, including Seven Samurai . Gigan . " Godzilla is a creature of the Americans", Nakajima told CBS . "My Godzilla was the best". Godzilla , a walking, radiation-breathing analogy for nuclear disaster resonated in Japan. (more...)
Your Instagram Pics Can Reveal If You're Depressed, Unsettling New Study Says Your Instagram Pics Can Reveal If You're Depressed, Unsettling New Study Says
- August 09, 2017

In addition, the researchers also looked at photos that included people and found that depressed individuals were more likely to post selfies when compared with non-depressed people. This could be linked to reduced social interaction, or reflect the fact that depressed people take more self-portraits, said the researchers. The study, published in the journal of EPJ Data Science , found that pictures posted by depressed social media users were also more likely to contain faces, but less ... (more...)
Google CEO Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Crisis Over Diversity Memo Google CEO Cuts Vacation Short To Deal With Crisis Over Diversity Memo
- August 09, 2017

But doing do would require him proving that he was sacked for reaching out to the labour board, rather than for his memo itself, and that the reason for his firing was part of a "concerted effort" - again, not just one employee speaking out but a part of a larger movement. (more...)
3 things you need to know to see solar eclipse safely 3 things you need to know to see solar eclipse safely
- August 09, 2017

The width of the moon's shadow is only 70 miles wide though, so only a select few areas in these states will have the best views for totality. Eclipse Fests, StarFests, SolarFests, SolFests, Darkening of the SunFests, MoonshadowFests, EclipseCons, Eclipse Encounters and Star Parties are planned along the long but narrow path of totality , where the moon completely blots out the sun. (more...)
Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Union County Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Union County
- August 08, 2017

The McLean County Health Department is reporting the first evidence of West Nile Virus in the county this year, but it is not a human case. Positive samples were also collected from the 200 block of Highland Drive and the 600 block of Holfords Prairie Road. (more...)
South Dakota State Picked Fourth in STATS Pre-Season FCS Poll South Dakota State Picked Fourth in STATS Pre-Season FCS Poll
- August 08, 2017

The Duquesne football team is receiving 14 votes in the 2017 STATS FCS Preseason Top 25 released today. UTC lost at No. 1 Sam Houston State 41-36 in a second-round shootout a year ago. The Top 25 will be released every Monday afternoon during the regular season, except for Sunday morning, November 19, prior to the selection of the 24-team FCS playoff field. (more...)