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  • Avian flu places Pampanga under state of calamity

    11 August 2017 11:11 AM 17

    San Luis, Pampanga — Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda declared the province under a state of calamity over the outbreak of avian flu virus in Barangay San Carlos and Sta. Rita in this town Friday afternoon. A caretaker attends to a poultry of fowls at Brgy San Carlos, San Luis Pampanga, August 11 2017. According tot he Deaprtment of Agriculture, around

  • Flea-bitten West Midlands Police officer gets £12k payout

    10 August 2017 1:13 PM 18

    A police officer was awarded more than £12,000 in damages after being bitten by fleas at work, a Freedom of Information request revealed. The payout, which also cost £4,185 in legal fees, was one of 14 claims settled by West Midlands Police in 2016/17 at a total cost of £61,131.30. The force said it has liability insurance which covers compensation claims

  • Medical breakthrough: Dietary supplement which can prevent miscarriages, birth defects discovered!

    10 August 2017 2:57 AM 2

    New Delhi: The world has made immense progress where the field of medicine is concerned. From a time and age when diseases had the upper hand to the present, when scientists are just a few steps away from discovering the cure for some of the world's deadliest conditions. With medical advancement taking pace, the world's future seems bright and breakthroughs

  • Australian scientists discover breakthrough in preventing miscarriages

    10 August 2017 2:57 AM 5

    Researchers at the Victor Chang Institute say they have discovered both the cause and treatment of miscarriages and birth defects… and it’s found in vegemite. The ground-breaking research discovered that consuming Vitamin B3 before and during pregnancy significantly increased the chance of having a healthy baby. Professor Richard Harvey from the Victor

  • NO to proposed Buller Integrated Family Health Centre

    10 August 2017 1:00 AM 2

    In support of the community opposition to the proposed Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC), NZNO CE Memo Musa has written to the chair of the Health Select Committee, Hon. Simon O’Connor to set out NZNO’s position. Steve White and Phyl Phipps has this week presented a submission on behalf of the Buller Hospital Action Group against the current proposal

  • Alzheimer's Society's National Dementia Friendly Awards looking for people in Essex who help those with dementia

    9 August 2017 11:45 AM 1

    AN AWARDS body is looking for people in Essex who are improving the lives of those affected by dementia. The Alzheimer's Society's National Dementia Friendly Awards are now in their fourth year, and celebrate people who are raising awareness, changing attitudes and challenging misunderstanding around dementia. This year there are 13 awards up for grabs

  • Turei resigns as co-leader

    9 August 2017 6:00 AM 11

    The Dunedin based MP's decision to step down on Wednesday comes ahead of what is expected to be a disastrous poll result for the party just six weeks until the general election, when she will retire. Ms Turei would retire at the election and had been under increasing pressure after she admitted to historical offending while on the benefit 20 years ago. The MP said last week she would

  • Wellington Police investigate kidnapping of taxi driver

    9 August 2017 4:06 AM 9

    Shortly after 2:30am this morning the male taxi driver was parked on Jarden Mile waiting for work when he was assaulted and placed in the boot of his vehicle. He was taken to Wellington Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Police are working with the victim and have been making a number of enquiries today including carrying out scene

  • Labour confirms tax on commercial freshwater use

    8 August 2017 11:26 PM 6

    The Labour Party says it will charge a royalty on commercial freshwater use if it gets into power in September. The revenue it gathers through the royalty would be used to help clean up New Zealand's waterways "within a generation", leader Jacinda Ardern announced today. The party did not say how much industries such as farmers or water bottling companies

  • Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei resigns as Co-leader

    8 August 2017 5:00 PM 9

    Metiria Turei has resigned as Co-Leader of the Green Party this evening. Since opening a conversation about the reality of poverty in New Zealand and the solutions to it three weeks ago, Metiria Turei and her family have been under extreme scrutiny. “I knew that by telling my personal story, it would help people hear and understand the reality of poverty