Showing posts from October, 2014

Milk may not be good for the bones and the body.

Milk has always been seen as nature's most perfect foods - and for good reason. It contains many essential nutrients, the high calcium content has been touted as crucial for good bone health when fortified with vitamin D, But a new study from researchers in Uppsala University in Sweden suggests that consuming more milk could actually be associated with higher mortality and bone fractures in women and higher mortality in men.To read more, follow the link to source.

First fetal heart operation in India.

Doctors at a hospital in the southern city of Hyderabad have reportedly performed a heart surgery on a foetus in a 25-year-old woman’s womb, local media reported on Friday.The cardiac surgeon, Nageswara Rao, told reporters in Hyderabad that in a medical feat, the surgery was the first to be carried out in India.The doctors at Care Hospital said that they had to perform the heart surgery on the foetus to correct a serious condition that has no cure once the baby is born.“At 25-26 weeks, the left ventricle started deteriorating, getting damaged and shrinking.“We realised this is going to be a serious condition where the left side of the heart will be too small and not useful and it won’t be possible to perform surgery after birth,’’ Rao told the media.He added that they decided to go for the procedure called “foetal aortal volvotomy’’.

Google street view Sued for capturing a woman's cleavage.

Google has been ordered to compensate a Montreal woman who filed a complaint against the company for an image on its Street View mapping site that exposed more than she bargained for.In the picture, captured in 2009, Mari Pia Grillo could be seen in sitting on the steps of her house in a very revealing, low-cut top. She argued that the exposure of her cleavage caused her to receive "mockeries, derisions, disrespectful and sexually related comments."In the suit, a copy of which was posted on, Grillo also alleged that the license plate on her truck, which was parked in front of the house, was not properly blurred out, putting her and her family "at the mercy of potential predators." She sought compensation totaling about $40,000Le Journal de Montreal, which printed both the original Street View image and an updated version with major portions blurred out, reported that Google was ordered to pay Grillo about $2,000.That is far less than the figure in the in…

Android founder leaves google, continuing executive shake.

The shakeups at Google continue.A week after the tech giant reorganized its top management, Andy Rubin, Google’s head of robotics and former head of Android, has confirmed that he is stepping down from the company to launch a new incubator for hardware startups.

More on Gombe bomb explosion: The Nigerian Police confirmed that 7 persons died in the bomb explosion.

Earlier figures given after the attack occurred by sources at the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, put number of deaths at nine deaths.Giving latest information about Friday’s bomb blast, spokesman for the police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, also said that 33 persons were injured.He told reporters that the police had launched investigation into the attack.Bomb experts in the force have also taken over the site of the incidence.After the attack, eyewitness accounts say that three bombs concealed in bags went off during Friday morning rush hour and that three men left bags packed with explosives among the buses which went off.In the earlier report given by NEMA, the number of the injured victims was also put at 37.

Labour Party gives Mimiko a 21-days ultimatum to resign or...

The National Working Committee (NWC) Wednesday advised Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko to respect Labour Party (LP) constitution and resign from office.Mimiko who was elected into office as LP candidate dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).LP NWC took the decision after a meeting in Abuja.According to a statement issued by the LP National Publicity Secretary, Ikpe Etokudo: “The NWC came to the inevitable conclusion that the constitution of the republic and provision of relevant section of the electoral laws must be respected by Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and his new party – the PDP.“The case of Dr. Boroffice who was elected as a Senator on the platform of our party but defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was cited. The NWC reminded Dr. Mimiko that he was so incensed by Boroffice’s action that he advised the party to approached the court for justice.“The NWC warned all those concerned to take the path of honour immediately or should expect to defend thei…

Bomb explosion in Gombe after military patrol's routine check.

According to a Source through a social media; this morning in Gombe Line  motor park, in Gombe town, there was a bomb explosion.According to residents in close proximity, the explosion happened 15 minutes after the military patrol scanned that area for security routine check.The question is, are they incompetent or the cause? Just my wild wide imaginations.

Owner of APPLE®, publicly announced he is gay!

APPLE's chief executive Tim Cook on Thursday publicly came out as gay.In an opinion piece published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook wrote: "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."Cook, who turns 54 on Saturday, said that he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation.While he is the first CEO in the Fortune 500 list who is openly gay, he is certainly not the only company chief who has come out in public.Would this negatively affect Apple products?

See why the facebook C.E.O paid hugely for WatsApp purchase.

The rivalries among the tech industry’s giants have often resembled a “Game of Thrones”, in which companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple constantly try to invade one another’s online kingdoms. On February 19th Facebook took a dramatic step to defend its turf, saying it would pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a messaging service that had also attracted the attention of Google and almost certainly other suitors.Even veterans of Silicon Valley goggled at the staggering sum of money changing hands, which comprises a mixture of cash and shares in Facebook. WhatsApp’s price tag is the most ever paid for a venture-capital-backed company and gives a startup founded in 2009 a valuation that is greater than that of household names such as Southwest Airlines and Sony.All of them have benefited from two profound trends that are transforming the technology landscape. The first of these is the rapid growth of web-connected smart phones, which has allowed WhatsApp and its rivals to spread …

Wrist band computer introduced by microsoft

Microsoft introduces a new wearable computer. This is what they said about it."We’ve had the PC, and the smartphone, and then the tablet. Now we are entering a new era, that of the wearable. And Microsoft’s sudden and rather dramatic entrance into the market with the Band is set to be a game changer.Microsoft’s entry into the wearables market won’t come as a surprise to most, but what will come as a bit of a shock is the choice of wearable. Most had expected the Redmond giant to join the smartwatch fray, rather than come out with what is primarily a fitness band. On first blush it seems like the fitness band market is already overcrowded, with players such as Jawbone, Fitbit and Nike all battling it out for market share. But the health and fitness market is coming into its own right now, and so it’s a good time for an 800-pound gorilla like Microsoft to make a serious play.On the outside it looks a lot like Samsung’s Gear Fit smart watch. It features a full-color touch-enabled di…

See the list of people/ groups and Associations who donated for Goodluck's PDP presidential form.

President Goodluck Jonathan bought the PDP presidential ticket despite being unopposed. The president received donations for the form totaling almost N100 million, despite the form costing only N22m.See the list of the people who donated for the form below, revealed in an announcement signed by his media aide, Reuben Abati .1. Mr. Kennedy Ikenna Odoeme – N5, 000
2. Mr Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi – N10,000
3. PDP Governors – N22 Million
Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) – N22m
4. Ogbia LGA Stakeholders, Bayelsa state – N5m
5. Otuoke Community Stakeholders –N2m
6. Brass LGA Stakeholders, Bayelsa state – N50, 000
7. Bayelsa State PDP Stakeholders- N5m
8. Northern Youth Forum – N2m
9. Central Market Traders Union, Kaduna State – N1m
10. PDP Stakeholders, Zaria LGA – N500,000
11. PDP Stakeholders, Yobe State – N500,000
12. PDP Stakeholders, Kaduna State- N2m
13. Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore – N5m
14. Goodluck Support Group, Gombe State – N1m
15. Adamawa State PDP Stakeholders – N3m
16. Eb…

Keshi to be reinstated as Super eagle's coach

Indications have emerged that Stephen Keshi will return as the head coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles.Supersport learned from an inside source at the NFF on Thursday morning that Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan has ordered that the former Nigerian international be reinstated as the head coach of the African champions.The source added that the president had an emergency meeting with troubled NFF president Amaju Pinnick on Wednesday night and advised that Keshi should return as the national team gaffer.“I can confirm to you that Stephen Keshi will return as the head coach of the Super Eagles because of the presidential intervention.“The president (Jonathan) met with all football stakeholders last night and he told them that Keshi must return as the Super Eagles coach with immediate effect," the source revealed to also asked the source what the fate would be of Shuaibu Amodu who replaced Keshi as the Super Eagles handler.“It has been concluded that S…


An ancient proverb says: "at the time we never had palm kernels, we didn't eat goat droppings." When our ancestors were here, they had no police, courts and prisons. They co-existed in peace and harmony.
Today, the length of a street and its breath would not be complete without a police station.
When our ancestors were here, there were no hospitals and clinics, yet they lived longer and stronger.
They worshipped God through their own means. But they were labelled heathens and pagans.
They knew their language, culture, arts and artifacts. They knew every herb and roots by their names. They also knew how to combine these herbs for curative purposes. But they were labelled illiterates. The questions are; "what is illiteracy?" Were they actually illiterates? The British were illiterates in Nigeria during those era. They could not speak our languages or read our so called "cave signs"
They (colonial masters) caused turmoil between clans and kindred, the …


Author Chimamanda Adichie has been
shortlisted for Forbes Africa’s 2014 Person of the Yearaward.
The other Nigerians included in the five persons shortlist include, the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, and Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Arunma Oteh.

Also on the list are Thuli Madonsela, a South African advocate and the nation’s public protector who helped draft the country’s constitution in 1994 and was
named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People this year as well as Donald Kaberuka, the Rwandan economist who has ushered in significant change for the continent during his 10 years tenure as
the president of the African Development Bank.
According to Forbes, the award seeks to reward “the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on business on the year gone by”.
The event is set to take place on the December 4,2014.
Forbes Person of the Year 2013 went to Nigerian,Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Dev…


A female student in Anambra has confessed she deliberately infected 324 men with HIV. The girl has admitted to setting her target for at least 1000 men, acting in revenge after she was infected by a man at a party.The 19-year-old Julian allegedly contacted a daily router and claimed she had something to confess. She was told that her identity was going to be protected, however the router correspondence  published a picture from her Facebook profile along with the article she wrote.“May 22, 2014 is a day I would never forget. I went clubbing in town with some final year students and I got drunk. We went back to the hostel for party round two.”She said after she woke up in the morning, she realized a boy named Jamin had sex with her while she was drunk and asleep.“I asked if he used a condom and he said yes, however when i was taking my bath, I noticed semen down there. This made me want to commit suicide because I feared getting pregnant and HIV.”When she discovered she was HIV-positiv…


The UK has fallen from the top 20 in the global rankings for gender equality, a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows. Commentators attribute the fall to low levels of female economic participation.In the annual Global Gender Gap report released on October 28, the UK was reported to have fallen 8 places in the rankings from 18 to 26, its lowest score since 2008. The UK was beaten in the rankings by middle income and developing countries such as Rwanda and the Philippines.While the study showed that some aspects of gender equality, such as enrollment in education, had improved, the UK failed to secure a place in the top four of any of the measurable categories: health, education, politics and the economy.The lowest scoring economic sectors showed that the UK lacks equality in both male to female ratio and wage equality, meaning that women who perform the same roles as men are less likely to be paid an equivalent amount.


(★StreamNg news)- Nigeria football looks to be, unfortunately, heading into a long, dark night as world football –governing body is set to wield the big stick today against the most populous black nation on earth.Even as the Super Eagles still have a chance of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to defend their crown, despite a poor start in the race; even with the Golden Eaglets, the reigning champions of the world, ready to compete at the African Championship to be eligible to travel to Chile to defend their world title next year, and with the Super Falcons reclaiming their continental title in Namibia on Saturday, non –conformity to simple football rules and regulations has put Nigeria at the danger of a big slam.On Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia, CAF President Issa Hayatou told Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo in clear terms that the world was fed up with Nigeria’s incorrigibility in the area of football administration.Hayatou’s words: “I had to plead passionatel…


The US Army has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa, even though they showed no symptoms of infection and were not believed to have been exposed to the deadly virus, officials said on Monday.The decision goes well beyond previously established military protocols and came just as President Barack Obama's administration sought to discourage precautionary quarantines being imposed by some US states on healthcare workers returning from countries battling Ebola.In a statement, the Army said Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno ordered the 21-day monitoring period for returning soldiers "to ensure soldiers, family members and their surrounding communities are confident that we are taking all steps necessary to protect their health."The Army isolated about a dozen soldiers on their return during the weekend to their home base in Vicenza, Italy. That included Major General Darryl Williams, the commander of US Army Africa, who over…


This Ebola issue is seriously getting out of hand. It has brought about prejudice, racism, marginalization and what have you... 
A group that advocates for Africans in the Bronx is calling for action after it says two brothers who had recently immigrated to the borough from Senegal were beaten and severely injured by several people who called them “Ebola.”The boys, in sixth and eighth grade, were attacked Friday afternoon at I.S. 318 in Tremont, according to the African Advocacy Council.The boys, who have been in the U.S. for about a month, were taken to the hospital after the attack.The group says that the attack is just the latest incidence of disrespect and bullying of Africans since the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.They have called a news conference for 1 p.m. Monday to urge school and city officials to protect students and curb bullying.Senegal is one of several West African countries where Ebola cases have been reported, but there have been no new cases in that country sinc…


President Dilma Rousseff has promised to re-unite Brazil after narrowly winning re-election to a second term in office with 51.6 per cent of the vote, the BBC reported.She said “dialogue” would be her top priority after a bitterly fought campaign against centre-right candidate Aecio Neves, who got 48.4 per cent of the vote.The left-wing leader said she wanted to be “a much better president than I have been until now.”She faced mass protests last year against corruption and poor services.But Ms Rousseff, who has been in power since 2010, remains popular with poor Brazilians thanks to her government’s welfare programmes.The vote split Latin America’s biggest country almost evenly in two, along lines of social class and geography.Whereas Dilma Rousseff did well in the poorer northern states, her opponent from the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) took many of the wealthier and more developed southern parts of Brazil.The president said that during the campaign “the word repeated mos…


Messages of condolence continued to flood in on Monday following the killing of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.The rising national team captain was shot dead on Sunday while trying to protect his girlfriend in a reported housebreak and robbery. Pirates confirmed the news in a statement released earlier on Monday.The Orlando Pirates Football Club ?family has learned with sadness about the untimely death of our number one goalkeeper and current captain Senzo Meyiwa.“This is a sad loss whichever way you look at it - to Senzo’s family, to his extended family, to Orlando Pirates and to the nation”, commented club chairman Dr Khoza.This statement is being issued whilst Orlando Pirates officials ?are up and about dealing with matters that arise when such untimely and unsettling news is received.★sourc: Supersports


Ex-Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has revealed he will relish the opportunity of managing the Black Stars of Ghana when given the nod.The former Super Eagles coach has expressed interest to lead the four-time African champions after losing his job as the Super Eagles boss a few days ago.Ghana have already interviewed three candidates to replace Kwesi Appiah as substantive coach, but Keshi believes all is not lost yet.“Of course, yes I will like to manage the team. Ghana is going to be like my baby,” Keshi told Accra-based Happy FM. “Having the opportunity, I will do my ultimate best to make sure Ghana come back to the elite countries. I don't want to speculate anything. If anything comes out of the FA - seriously - if the FA want this to happen, I will like to coach this team."The Ghana FA is expected to announce a new Black Stars coach in the coming weeks.


Nigeria football may hug the lime light for the wrong reason as it is unfortunately heading into a long, dark night as world football governing body, FIFA, is set to wield the big stick today against the most populous black nation on earth.
Even as the Super Eagles still have a chance of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to defend their crown, despite a poor start in the race; even with the Golden Eaglets, the reiging champions of the world, ready to compete at the African Championship to be eligible to travel to Chile to defend their world title next year, and with the Super Falcons reclaiming their continental title in Namibia on Saturday, non –conformity to simple football rules and regulations has put Nigeria at the danger of a big slam.
On Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia, CAF President Issa Hayatou told Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo in clear terms that the world was fed up with Nigeria’s incorrigibility in the area of football administration.
Hayatou’s words…

Ceasefire With Boko Haram: Military Reports Reveal Plot By Militant Sect To Stage Deadly Attacks

A credible source within the military said that Boko Haram militants are planning simultaneous and spontaneous attacks in the Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, and Bauchi states.

The source added that the sect has immense plans to carry out the same pattern of attacks in Kano, Katsina, and Kaduna, and across Plateau, Benue, and Niger states, using several fronts and disguises in order to create monumental instability in Nigeria.

The source, a senior intelligence officer, said intelligence gatherings and movements in and around the north and across neighboring countries suggest that the Nigerian military should take immediate action and be very vigilant in the next few weeks.

The military source said: “I can tell you that despite all these talks, we are in receipt of intelligence reports heralding simultaneous attacks across the north with the aim of bringing the region down at a go.

“They intend to make it wide and to stretch us beyond capacity with deadly attacks across th…

At least 17 people were killed and dozens abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants

"At least Seventeen persons were killed by the assailants after last Thursday's attack on Ndongo community," Alhaji Shettima Maina, head of Mafa Local Government, told journalists in Maiduguri. "We buried the remains of the victims in Mafa on Friday."The attack marks the latest in a series of attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria despite the announcement of a ceasefire by the Nigeria government and ongoing negotiations with the group in neighboring Chad.


The football governing body is furious that the NFF is embroiled in a civil suit against its football statutes and is set to wield the big stick on MondayNigeria football looks to be, unfortunately, heading into a long, dark night as world football –governing body is set to wield the big stick on Monday (27th October, 2014) against the most populous black nation on earth.Even as the Super Eagles still have a chance of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to defend their crown, despite a poor start in the race; even with the Golden Eaglets, the reiging champions of the world, ready to compete at the African Championship to be eligible to travel to Chile to defend their world title next year, and with the Super Falcons reclaiming their continental title in Namibia on Saturday, non –conformity to simple football rules and regulations has put Nigeria at the danger of a big slam.On Saturday in Windhoek, Namibia, CAF President Issa Hayatou told Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Tammy Dana…

30 Adolescents were abducted in Mafa, Northeast Nigeria this weekend.

Around 30 adolescents, some of them girls aged as young as 11 have been abducted in northeast Nigeria over the weekend.The kidnapping is suspected to be by Boko Haram rebels.The rebels grabbed young people, boys and girls, from the Mafa village around 50km east of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.They took all boys aged 13 and over... and all girls aged 11 and more.17 people were also killed in recent days in a Boko Haram attack on the nearby village of Ndongo.Boko Haram, has been waging a bloody insurgency since 2009, has been responsible for waves of attacks and abductions. In April, the Islamist rebel group snatched more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria, triggering an international outcry.Kidnapping young women and girls, as well as forcibly conscripting young men and boys to fight for Boko Haram, is a well-established tactic by the militants.Some estimates put the number of women held by the group in the high hundreds. Most are believed to be forced into …

2015: Jonathan’s re-election ambition, reignites one-term controversy

The decision by President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election has reignited the controversy over whether or not he signed a pact with northern governors to run for only a single term of four years.Last year, some governors and northern political figures had accused President Jonathan of not keeping to a promise that he made not to run.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, and other prominent Nigerians had then urged the President to keep to his words. Aliyu had also threatened to make the signed pact public.On February 16, 2013, Aliyu had claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan entered into an agreement with governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to serve for one term.He said, “We must remind people of the promises they have made. When he (Jonathan) was going to declare, governors of the PDP were brought together, to ensure that we were all in the same frame of mind. Some of us, given the PDP zoning, were expecting that the no…


This creature looks like a bat but It is actually a fish.Those things that looks like its legs are actually fins. Inexplicably, it has bright red lips. Officially known as Ogcocephalus parvus, this particular species lives along the western coast of the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina down to Brazil.


The use of motorcycles as commercial means of transport in Nigeria, popularly called Okada or Achaba may soon be banned throughout the country.

The proposal for the ban was made by the National Council on Transport after its annual conference in Enugu State and endorsed by the Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar.

A statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport on Saturday evening stated that the ban of commercial motorcycle was one of the measures proposed towards adequate provision of safety and secure transportation in Nigeria.

It said the recommendation was contained in a statement of the week long meeting which had in attendance all the state commissioners of transport, permanent secretaries, directors and officials in the federal and state ministries of transport across the country.

The council advised all states in the federation to henceforth discourage the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of public transportation.

'All states and the Federal Capital Territo…


It’s easy to get caught up in the butterflies and excitement of a new relationship, but is it the start of something long-term or is it destined to fade out? In other words, how can you tell if it's a fling or the real thing? Recent research offers some clues to solving the mystery:

How similar are you? This is easier to ask than to answer, because romantic attraction (liking someone) can cloud your judgment. Recent evidence actually shows that people actually like dissimilar partners more—but only when those relationships are short-term (Amodio & Showers, 2005). For long-term relationships characterized by high commitment, greater perceived similarity (not less) is what predicts romantic liking. So, ask yourself some tough questions about how similar you and your new partner really are, in terms of values, goals, leisure preferences, open-mindedness, etc. It might give you some good insight into the potential staying power of the relationship.

Have you met his or her friends,…


Midway through his first term, President Obama said he was "unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage." As a US Senate candidate he had declared his belief that "marriage is between a man and a woman."But Obama also mused that "attitudes evolve, including mine," and it seems now that that evolution has occurred at head-snapping speed – prompted by others in his administration, including Vice president Joe Biden (who apparently got out ahead of his boss on the issue) and Attorney General Eric Holder.On Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration is adding six more states to the list of those where federal benefits would be granted to same-sex married couples, bringing the total such states to 32 out of 50.


These are his last tweets. Below, you'd notice that he was going through some difficult times; and it seems some higher (spiritual) bodies has been talking to him.
This was my analysis. Air your view.

Look at him below. His happy personality as explained by his peers and family members were visibly truth.
The question is: "what on earth went wrong?“


Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself.One girl was killed and four other freshman students were severely wounded in Friday's morning rampage inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle.Police have not formally identified the student gunman, but family members on Saturday told Reuters 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg was the shooter. Relatives also said two male victims were his cousins, Nate Hatch and Andrew Fryberg."I feel very distraught, like it's a nightmare," said Paula Hatch Satiacum, 49, the aunt of one teen and a relative of the other two.She said there was "no indication" of trouble between the cousins before the incident.Brandon Hatch, 26, the boys' cousin, described the three as best friends who lived just …


A Nigerian drug mule who collapsed after cocaine bags inside his body split open was left to die, because airport staff refused to touch him fearing he had Ebola.According to Daily Mail, The man collapsed in the customs area of the Madrid-Barajas airport outside the capital after arriving on a flight from Istanbul.Upon hearing that the man was from Nigeria, staff were too afraid to approach the man and left him in shivers on the airport floor. 'A civil guard officer initially positioned the man on his side and identified him from personal documents.'When it was clear he was a Nigerian, no one dared touch him.'Medical staff decided immediately that there was a risk that this could be a case of Ebola.It later transpired that the man was suffering the effects of a cocaine overdose after several bags of the drug burst in his stomach.A passenger accompanying the Nigerian later told police that he had flown from Madrid to Istanbul on October 14 and had not been to Nigeria for fo…


Two people, including the gunman, are dead at a high school north of Seattle.At a briefing, police said they are going through the school to make sure the danger has passed. Marysville Police Commander, Robert Lamoureux said, "Right we are now confirming one person that is deceased and that person is believe to be the shooter and at this point we do not believe there are any other shooters on campus.Police respond to reports of a school shooting in suburban Seattle.Police learned of the shooting from a 911 call from someone inside the school at about 10:45 a.m., Pacific time, Lamoureux said.The Marysville school district released a statement that says, "the Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded."The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement," the statement said. "We will continue to fo…


An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive Thursday for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's Ebola diagnosis, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling. De Blasio said all city officials followed "clear and strong" protocols in their handling and treatment of him."We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed," de Blasio said. "New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk."The doctor, Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders who had been working in Guinea, returned six days ago and reported Thursday morning coming down with a 103-degree fever and diarrhea. He was being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, a designated Eb…