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EMERGENCY CALL: Red Cross seeks blood donors

Blood donations can be scheduled on the Red Cross website or by calling 1-800-733-2767. You can save lives at a community blood drive near you. "We encourage donors to invite a family member or friend to donate with them to help meet patient needs".

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CMA expresses concerns over Mastercard's acquisition of VocaLink

The CMA said the three most credible suppliers of infrastructure to the Link ATM network are VocaLink, Mastercard and Visa, which means the merger of two of these will reduce competition and "limit the ability of the Link scheme to obtain good value when tendering for an infrastructure provider".

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Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart disease

The increased risks were comparable in magnitude to other well-established modifiable risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Since many people believe that "more of a good thing is always better", Marcus and his colleagues chose to investigate how excessive drinking might impact our risk of heart diseases.

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Livingston's 3 lifts Red Raiders over WVU

Completely unfazed by No. 7 West Virginia's press, and exposing all of the other warts that have plagued the Mountaineers, the Red Raiders pulled off a 77-76 upset as Anthony Livingston hit a 3-point shot with 4.6 seconds left in overtime for the game victor.

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Durability is priority one with Acer's new Chromebook 11 N7

Acer says it designed the new Chromebook 11 for compliance with US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G - specifically the spec's requirements for enduring high and low temperatures, humidity, mechanical shocks, drops, vibration and the effects of rain, dust and sand.

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Don't use cotton swabs to clean ears: advisory panel

They warn against putting anything-including cotton swabs-into the ears and against using "ear candles"-an alternative medicine method of removing impacted earwax that can cause serious damage". The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published Tuesday new guidelines in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, in which Scientists say you should put down the q-tip and leave ear wax where it belongs-in your ear.

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High Oil Prices May Spoil The Party For Indian Consumers and Economy

The reason for that was the hope that a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut production will reduce a glut of crude in the supply chain. In contrast, there were reports that Russian Federation could delay cutting production until there is conformation that OPEC members have reduced their output levels in compliance with the end-November agreement.

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Gates Foundations announces $140 million investment in Intarcia for HIV prevention device

Intarcia has raised $206 during the current funding round. There are optimists that implant technology, like systems available for birth control, could be hand-down to deliver a reliable supply of drugs, aiding people susceptible to the virus.

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Markit's United States manufacturing PMI hits 21-month high in December

In Germany, growth reached its highest in nearly three years in December, driven by rising demand from Asia and the US. Individually, operating conditions improved at the sharpest rate since December 2015. The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in December and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Wednesday with a manufacturing PMI score of 52.4.

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Stalin elected as DMK working president

Stalin, who served as deputy chief minister in the earlier 2006-2011 DMK regime, was also the mayor of Chennai city. 93-year-old Karunanidhi, who had been admitted to hospital following throat infection and difficulty in breathing, was discharged in the last week of December and is recuperating at home.

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Police say officer responding to domestic call kills man

Williams said Lewis called 911 on himself at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, saying he was at Silver Springs Park with a gun and was going to kill his wife. While he was resisting arrest, the police department says, he knocked an electric stun gun from an officer's hand and drove away with it.

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This Genius Mattress Warms Your Feet So You Fall Asleep Faster

You know you live in the future where not only are your phones smarter, your watches smarter, and your cars smarter, but your beds are also smarter. When you get out of bed for a 1:30 a.m. If you're felt to be tossing and turning through the night, the mattress will also adjust until you're back in deep sleep. This mattress really is the stuff of dreams (pun intended), because studies have shown that heating your feet does help you fall asleep by causing your blood vessels to dilate, ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. marries Amy Reimann on New Year's Eve

Looking forward to the rest of our lives @Amy_Reimann . The ceremony took place at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina - a venue owned by fellow racer Richard Childress. Earnhardt and Reimann have dated since 2009 and got engaged in June 2015 in Germany at a church where Earnhardt's ancestors had attended seven generations and 300 years ago.

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SHOCK DISCOVERY: New human organ to treat digestive diseases found

This perfectly explains why we've all put on weight in the last two weeks, it was nothing to do with all that cheese after all. The four-year research that concluded that mesentery was indeed an organ was led by J Calvin Coffey , a professor of surgery at the University of Limerick.

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Outrage as dentists call for an end to "workplace cake culture"

He added: "We need a culture change in offices and other workplaces that encourages healthy eating and helps workers avoid caving in to sweet temptations such as cakes, candies and biscuits". They say that cutting out the temptation to eat sugar early in the day would also help to keep teeth healthy, because each time sugar is eaten it creates acid which attacks tooth enamel and leads to decay.

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Children have half their daily recommended sugar before school

Data published by Public Health England today reveals children aged four to ten consume more than 11g of sugar at breakfast time alone - nearly three teaspoons of sugar. Remarkably, the vast majority of parents seem to be blindly giving their children so much sugar. Away from the breakfast table, children continue their sugar consumption with candies, chocolates, biscuits, muffins, pastries and soft drinks.

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Officer who fatally shot man in Mankato was 30-year veteran

Saturday on a report that Tuseth, who was white , was behind the lobby counter and was throwing things. Officer Schnorenberg arrived and confronted the man, identified as Tuseth, in a hotel hallway. Liptrap told the Free Press that his nephew was a quiet, polite man who had a history of drinking, sometimes to excess, but denied Tuseth was violent.

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Broncos' Trevor Siemian to have shoulder surgery 3 months after injury

He is expected to be ready for the start of off-season workouts in April. "It's optional surgery , " he said. Siemian will also again have to contend with now second year quarterback Paxton Lynch for the starting spot. "This year is not". Despite giving Siemian a vote of confidence, Elway said he's keeping his option open on possibly bringing in a veteran signal caller.

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Twins Born One Year Apart in Two Different States

Identical twins James and Matthew Criddle were born by emergency cesarean section at a northern Utah hospital in what medical officials say was an unplanned event that was rare for Utah. The couple and the parents of their special twin, Brandon, and Holly Shay had no idea that this new year will go to so much incredible, they didn't expect this surprise as the couple didn't plan to have children in different years.

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Brad Pitt 'broken' after spending Christmas without his children

Jolie, though, just opted for coffee. Jolie was wearing a ski jacket with a fur hood, matching the attire of daughter Vivienne . A source further claimed that Pitt was left "broken" after his Christmas reunion with his six children, and that he had stated that it had been the WORST holiday season of his life.

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Monterey County gets its first flu death of season

The minister said that there has been nearly a 20% increase in the number of people over the age of 75 attending Emergency Departments over this Christmas period compared to past year. However, this year's vaccine supply does not include a nasal spray, which has been a favorite for some children and adults less than 50 years of age.

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Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC

Megyn Kelly attends The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016, in Hollywood. The star prime-time anchor achieved national fame and the ire of conservative viewers of Fox News for her coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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PM Modi should disclose amount of black money recovered: Manish Tewari

Many topics taken up for discussion resonate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for a better India, to transform the country through science and technology, such as Digital India, Swachh Bharat and Smart Cities, etc. Adding that tomorrow's experts will come from investments made today, the Prime Minister said that his government is committed to support different streams of scientific knowledge with emphasis on innovation.

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Maine Gov. Certifies Recreational Marijuana Election Results

The Secretary of State's Office received the governor's proclamation dated December 31, the office announced on Twitter Tuesday. The law will become effective 30 days from the signing date, which is January 30. ME will become the eight U.S. state to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for adults who possess marijuana for their own personal use. "Mainers will no longer be punished for using a substance that is safer than alcohol", said David Boyer, who led the legalization campaign, in a ...

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'The Jump' 2017 Contestants Announced, With Sir Bradley Wiggins Completing Line-Up

I see this as a sporting challenge and want to go out there and win it. The Tour de France victor and eight-time Olympic medallist announced he was retiring after 15 years of competitive cycling and now has a new very risky challenge to face.

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Doctors remove scissors from man`s stomach after 18 years

Officials said they were searching for the doctors who performed the 1998 surgery in Bac Kan province, but have not yet tracked down any culprits. He had noticed nothing since that time apart from some recent stomach pain, which did not respond to painkillers.

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Make your New Year's resolutions 'SMART'

The following one is by Top Achievement, a personal development company founded by Gene Donohue and based in SC. What do I want to accomplish? R -Realistic - Goals need to be based on an object that you are willing and able to work for.

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Donald Trump ejects biographer from his Florida golf course

In a post on Hurt's Facebook page over the holiday weekend, the biographer, whose book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump has been out of print for years, described the episode in the third person. Mr Koch is a member at the Trump International course and "loves the club", according to John Damgard, another Republican donor who was also in Mr Hurt's group.

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Your Obesity Can Be More Hazardous For Your Children

But every child is a product of two parents, Yeung said. The parents, from the state of NY, were given a questionnaire, providing weight and health information about themselves and their partners, and their children were tested at four months initially, and re-tested six more times by the time they were three years old.

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Militant killed in encounter by security forces in north Kashmir

Arms and ammunition has been recovered from the site of the encounter. Security forces had laid an ambush at Haritar in Sopore during the intervening night following information about movement of terrorists through the area, a police official said.

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Service charge by hotels and restaurants not mandatory

We pay our staff well, and the Service Charge that is levied on the bill is proportionately distributed between them. It is not a tax, and ranges between 5 and 20 per cent. The state governments are also asked to advise the hotels and restaurants to clearly display information at the appropriate place in the hotels and restaurants that the service charges are discretionary and that a customer dissatisfied with the services can have it waived off.

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Vivo V5 Plus to launch on January 23 in India

Going by the name, it's possible that this will be a slightly upgraded model of the Vivo V5. The smartphone will be the successor of Vivo V5 and will feature numerous mid-range specifications. The phone has got a dual front camera set up with 20 Megapixel capacity. The rear camera is 13MP with LED flash as well. The V5 runs on Marshmallow-based FuntouchOS which is Vivo's custom user interface.

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Swarm of minor quakes shakes California's Imperial Valley

According to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center , the zone is prone to earthquake swarms "because of the complexity of the fault system at work". Officials stated the swarm was more than 30 miles from the San Andreas Fault and was not expected to trigger a major quake along the fault. The last major natural disaster to hit California occurred in 1992 in Landers, 133 miles (214km) north of Brawley, hitting 7.3 on the Richter scale.

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Penn State stunned by USC comeback in Rose Bowl classic, 52-49

Penn State's deep front four was a non-factor. USC1. Redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold earned the starting job in the Trojan's fourth game of the season, helping USC to its current eight-game winning streak. Had it not been for a few dumb mistakes down the stretch, the Lions would have won Monday's game. No. 20 Florida 30, No. 21 Iowa 3: At Tampa, Florida, Austin Appleby threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, helping Florida end a two-game losing streak.

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College Hoops Predictions: Duke vs. Virginia Tech ACC Basketball 12/31/16

The second half would continue in the same fashion, with the Hokies going up by as many as 18 points with less than four minutes to play. It seemed like every time Duke would chip away at Tech's lead, either Justin Bibbs or Ahmed Hill would drain a three-pointer or Seth Allen would finesse his way to the basket for a layup over the taller Duke defenders.