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Milind Soman races 517 km barefoot to become 'Ultraman'

Recently, the 51-year-old completed the Florida Ultraman race over a course of three days. No that's not a made-up title we just coined, neither are we trying to make you feel miserable, it in fact is Soman's latest achievement in the direction of becoming a bona fide fitness icon.

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Barclays full-year profits nearly treble to £3.2bn

Barclays tripled its profits previous year from £1.1 billion to £3.2 billion as provision for past wrongdoing began to retreat in the rear view mirror, falling from £4.4 billion to £1.4 billion. It has agreed separation terms on Barclays Africa with local management, including £765m of contributions over the period through to completion of the next sale of its stake in the business to below 50%.

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China Exceeded UN Cap on North Korean Coal Imports in December

The sales accounted for more than 50 percent of North Korea's exports to China past year and about a fifth of its total trade, according to Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. In 2016, despite a United Nations sanction imposed in April that year, China bought even more North Korean coal, with imports reaching 22.5 million tonnes, up 14.5 per cent from the previous year.

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HSBC's pre-tax profit plunges 62% on write-downs

The bank is the process of overhauling its board and seeking a new chairman to replace Douglas Flint who said an announcement would be made "in due course". On the impact of Brexit, he reaffirmed earlier reports that "current contingency planning suggests we may need to relocate some 1,000 roles from London to Paris progressively over the next two years, depending on how negotiations develop".

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Donald Trump lifts rules on transgender bathroom use in schools

Gloucester High School senior Gavin Grimm went to Washington D.C. Wednesday as part of a protest against the Trump Administration. Meanwhile, such potential guidance from the Trump administration would sit well with social conservatives, who staunchly opposed the Obama-era edict and called on Trump to repeal it.

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Infosys refutes whistleblower's charges on Panaya deal

The IT major's first non-founder CEO's mail came a day after an anonymous whistle-blower alleged that its executives had personal interests in buying the US-based Panaya firm for $200-million in February 2015. The management presented the rationale behind the acquisition - including synergies and business potential to the board. "I am, as always, counting on your faith and unwavering attention to what really matters".

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Trump's approval rating continues to dip

And voters trust the media more than Trump, 52 to 37 percent, "to tell you the truth about important issues", the poll said. Democrats were viewed slightly more unfavorably than President Trump with 55 percent of the respondents expressing disapproval and 42 percent indicating favorability.

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What is Texas' existing medical marijuana law?

I don't know how anyone can look at a mother who needs this medication for her child and deny her the right to acquire it or use it. "Because of the conflicts between Federal and State law, marijuana-related issues are no longer theoretical-they are real, and they are affecting real people in Alaska and across the country", Young said in a written statement .

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76ers' Jahlil Okafor 'Will Be Moved' Before Trade Deadline

Those talks have seemingly cooled off with the Pelicans' acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins and the Bulls reportedly engaging in talks to deal superstar Jimmy Butler . The Pacers' 2017 first-rounder will likely fall in the No. 18-20 range. The New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls were teams that had expressed some interest.

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Color-changing hair dye exists, and we're definitely not okay

Basically, Bowker mixes science with "art , design, and performance", according to her somewhat trippy website, to create magically innovative products that seriously feel like a Harry Potter dream. She altered molecular bonds so that when they are introduced to a certain temperature, a chemical reaction takes place, inducing the different hair color, Bowker explains .

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DC Cops Drag Man Out of Burning Car

Two of those officers, Jacoby Taylor and Roberto Adams, pulled the driver out while the others searched for any remaining passengers stuck inside. Three officers tug at him, finally removing him from the auto. 'It was awesome, ' she said. It later emerged that the victim had hit a pole after heading off the road, causing his auto to burst into flames. A local news report said the driver was briefly treated in hospital before being released.

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Trump Will Do Away With Obama Transgender Student Guidelines, Report Says

Spicer indicated that the Departments of Education and Justice were developing the new position, which could emerge later this week. Spicer on Tuesday had noted that Trump maintains that the issue is one of states'-rights and not a federal government issue.

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WTO red tape-cutting deal enters into force in landmark reform

If the pact is fully implemented, it would account for 0.5% of the global economic output by 2030, WTO chief Roberto Azevedo said. He said estimates show that full implementation of the deal would reduce trade costs globally by an average of more than 14 percent.

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Six marijuana bills advance, House bill would tax sales

Some people don't like it or can't smoke for medical reasons. "Not only are these areas continuing to expand and develop new methods and equipment, creating the best yields with the cleanest finished product possible, they also offer improved service to the patients, growers and edible manufacturers".

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Katy Perry's BRIT Awards flu hell

David Bowie is the favourite to be handed the British male solo artist prize at Wednesday's Brit Awards - just over a year after his death. Organizers say the show will also include a tribute to George Michael , who died on Christmas this year.

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Jay Z Becomes First Rap Artist Inducted Into Songwriter's Hall Of Fame

Announcing the latest crop of inductees on American morning television programme CBS This Morning , Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers said 21-time Grammy victor Jay Z had "changed the way we listen to music". Hov is heading to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jay Z has yet to announce whether he will attend. "The combination of contemporary sounds and timeless hits of the past is certain to make for an unforgettable evening".

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Analyst Opinion on: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

The stock was sold at an average price of $14.85, for a total transaction of $51,628,846.50. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,967,745 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock worth $146,508,000 after buying an additional 4,220,573 shares in the last quarter.

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Equity Research Analyst's Stock Ratings: Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH), Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU)

The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Delcath Systems, Inc. At present, 1 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. When we have a peek on stock's historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -22.73% in the past one week and plunged -46.88% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -92.17% during past quarter.

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Insane cat lady no more: cats don't cause mental illness, study finds

As far back as 1995, scientists have been gathering evidence to show that Toxoplasma gondii causes schizophrenia and bipolar disorder by modifying the chemical responses of the brain. The data considered included whether the household had cats while the mother was pregnant and when the children were growing up. At ages 13 and 18 years, the children were brought into clinics to be evaluated for psychotic-like symptoms.

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Drinking too much may age arteries over time

The study examined alcohol drinking habits over 25 years, and while it found that heavy drinking damaged arteries, its findings also supported previous research which found that moderate drinking reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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AMF Pensionsforsakring AB Purchases New Position in Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC)

Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 1,367,762 shares of the company's stock valued at $222,918,000 after buying an additional 203,188 shares in the last quarter.

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Toyota i-TRIL electric city vehicle previewed ahead of Geneva

Developed by Toyota Motor Europe in collaboration with the company's ED2 design studio in Nice, the three-seat i-TRIL incorporates the same Active Lean technology seen in Toyota's i-Road prototype, which leans into corners "to provide high levels of stability, safety and comfort".

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Derby, Preakness victor Charismatic dies

He hadn't displayed any symptoms of illness or injury and was said to be fine when he was last checked on Saturday evening. He was a really tough horse and he deserved a much longer retirement. Charismatic was trained by legendary Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and was an unlikely Triple Crown contender. At the Belmont, Charismatic led with about a furlong (200 metres) to go but he took an awkward step and fractured his left foreleg as Lemon Drop Kid swept by to win.

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New Stem Cell Treatment Finally Sheds Light To Multiple Sclerosis

The therapy prevented symptoms from worsening in 46% of patients for a span of at least 5 years. More than 2 million people in the world suffer from MS, in which the body attacks the central nervous system, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Four More Stores Vote To Join Tesco Ireland Strike

She said the union had not "put forward a positive proposal rather they wanted to turn the clock back 13 months and unpick all the work done by the WRC and Labour Court". Mr Douglas said that at the talks Mandate suggested both it and Tesco should commit to recommencing immediate negotiations on relevant issues central to this long running dispute.

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Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

And the findings of five studies released Tuesday aren't likely to clear up the confusion. Results published a year ago from the same research linked testosterone with mostly modest improvement in sexual performance, walking strength, and mood.

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Trump, Kasich scheduled to meet Friday

Weaver also tweeted the claim on Monday evening in response to stories about Kasich and the president meeting this Friday. When asked if Kasich requested it, Spicer said, "Yes". "He understands that he's the president for every American". He says one-third of the 700,000 Ohioans who have gotten medical coverage under the expanded program have mental health and substance abuse problems and "to turn our backs on them makes no sense".

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Blackburn Rovers striker wants team-mates to enjoy Manchester United contest

I have so many things to think about. Asked about the tie, Mourinho said: "Probably Chelsea can only think about that because I think they are champions and they have nothing else to fight for". "But I think it's better for them this way because now they can focus on a very hard Championship". Asked whether United could win a treble of cup competitions this season, Scholes said: "They could".

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No survivors in Melbourne chartered plane crash

Police minister Lisa Neville said, "It appears a light plane, which is a charter flight, has impacted the DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Fields". The pilot reported a " catastrophic engine failure " moments before the plane crashed into a storage area at the rear of the mall, police confirmed.

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Shell warns of increased risks in LNG business

The demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) hit 265 million tonnes in 2016, opening yet more opportunities for equipment crossovers between the LNG industry and the industrial gas sector. The outlook identifies that new LNG demand will be driven predominately by floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), small-scale LNG and transport and replacing declining domestic gas production - all of which companies in the industrial gas industry can capitalise on.

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South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts

In the United States, by contrast, life expectancy at birth is now below most other high-income countries, and is poised to fall even further behind. The study included high income countries such as the USA, Canada and Germany, and emerging economies such as Poland and the Czech Republic.

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India, Rwanda to expand ties in Science and Technology

The first agreement envisages setting up of an entrepreneurship development centre in Rwanda to further cement ties between the two countries in the field of science and technology as well as sharing of India's expertise in the field. Mr Ansari said Rwanda has put behind it the unfortunate genocide of 1994 and the efficient and clean city of Kigali captures the great strides that this country is taking on its path of growth and prosperity.

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United Nations health agency 'vigilant' about China bird flu outbreak

The drop comes as the government reported that as many as 79 had died from the H7N9 AI strain in January alone, bringing the total death toll to more than 100 since the virus was detected in October 2016. "We are also working closely with our colleagues from the animal sector, [as well as] the Food and Agriculture Organization, to exchange information".

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Step counting apps may do more harm than good, scientist warns

We read about this on the Independent . A professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has questioned the wisdom of our obsession with taking 10,000 steps a day and has pointed out that the target could actually be damaging to health.

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Asean foreign ministers push dialogues to ease sea tension

He said the ministers pushed to sustain the momentum of dialogue in order to ease the tension. "They reaffirmed the importance of the need to enhance mutual trust and confidence, exercising self-restraint in the conduct of activities, and avoiding actions that may further complicate the situation, and pursuing peaceful resolution of disputes, including through full respect for legal and diplomatic processes, without resorting to the threat or use of force, in accordance with the universally ...