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No vote to be held today on pension reform bill
- March 11, 2018

Millions that was budged to promote commerce, new business and tourism in the state had to be slashed. Senate Bill 273, originally proposed by Gov. The Senate concurred with the House's changes and passed the budget in a 34-0 vote. But both plan to run for open congressional seats this year. The House left its revenue diversions in its bill. (more...)
Campaign ends today for Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypolls Campaign ends today for Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypolls
- March 11, 2018

The bypoll was necessitated after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vacated the Gorakhpur seat, following his election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council. The party has fielded Manish Mishra from Phulpur. Adityanath has termed the byelections a rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Campaigning for the high-pitched battle in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls ended on Friday. (more...)
Bihar Bye-elections 2018: Araria, Bhabhua And Jehanabad go to Polls Today Bihar Bye-elections 2018: Araria, Bhabhua And Jehanabad go to Polls Today
- March 11, 2018

Addressing an election rally at Narpatganj in Araria , Rai, a Lok Sabha MP from Ujiarpur, said, "If Sarfaraz (Alam, the RJD candidate) wins this election, Araria will become a hub of ISI". The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded former mayor of Varanasi, Kaushlendra Singh Patel as its candidate from Phulpur while Upendra Shukla would contest from Gorakhpur. (more...)
Ciobo leaves door open to broader pushback against Trump's tariffs Ciobo leaves door open to broader pushback against Trump's tariffs
- March 11, 2018

However, Trump indicated that the Australian could be the third country. Trump said Friday that his Australian counterpart "is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship". Norman, who is friends with Trump, and other prominent Australian business leaders reportedly reminded the president that the US has a trade surplus with Australia. (more...)
Hope Hicks Reportedly Told Lawmakers Her Email Account Was Hacked Hope Hicks Reportedly Told Lawmakers Her Email Account Was Hacked
- March 11, 2018

Hope Hicks , who resigned her post last week as White House Communications Director, told the House Intelligence Committee that one of her email accounts was hacked . Hicks reportedly told the committee that she sometimes tells "white lies", and when asked if she had ever lied on Trump's behalf, she took 10 minutes to confer with her lawyer before answering that she hadn't done so with respect to the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
Ink thrown at Khawaja Asif during workers convention in Sialkot Ink thrown at Khawaja Asif during workers convention in Sialkot
- March 11, 2018

Immediately after the incident, furious PML-N workers nabbed the perpetrator and manhandled him before handing him over to the police. The shoe hurled by a man hit him between the neck and shoulder. The man, Bilal Haris, stood up from his seat as Iqbal arrived on stage to address the convention in Aliabad area. He then hurled a shoe at Iqbal, which reportedly touched his arm. (more...)
Virginia Delegation Considers Gun Control And School Safety Measures Virginia Delegation Considers Gun Control And School Safety Measures
- March 11, 2018

We must find a compromise between those who despise government intrusion and those who believe certain forms of government serve the common good. "And, you know, I have three school age children so obviously it's a great concern". No one ever expects this to happen to them. Furthermore, assailants often have access to body armor. How many such guns should someone be able to purchase? "Even more damning was their accusation in another post from February 22, where they claimed that Dana ... (more...)
European Union targets peanut butter, whiskey in Trump trade spat European Union targets peanut butter, whiskey in Trump trade spat
- March 11, 2018

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo has expressed concerns about a trade war and appealed for cool heads to prevail. We will react firmly and proportionally in the spirit of WTO rules. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared to give some hope for resolution on Wednesday, telling the CNBC cable network that Washington did not want a trade war. (more...)
Fla. gov. signs gun restrictions into law after school attack Fla. gov. signs gun restrictions into law after school attack
- March 11, 2018

The Feb. 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida created an nearly predictable outcome in many senses. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on 14 February. (more...)
Mauritius president to resign over financial scandal claims: PM Mauritius president to resign over financial scandal claims: PM
- March 11, 2018

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and the only woman head of state in Africa is set to resign after being allegedly involved in a financial scandal, Reuters reports . "The interests of the country come first". According to local daily L'express, Planet Earth Institute issued her a credit card to promote the doctorate programme which is named after her. (more...)
House Speaker Ryan criticizes Trump tariff plan
- March 11, 2018

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after a House Republican conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. We have a very close relationship with Australia. "No immediate clarity on the exact U.S. procedure for exemption however, so discussions will continue next week". (more...)
European Union to respond to U.S. tariffs within 90 days if not exempt European Union to respond to U.S. tariffs within 90 days if not exempt
- March 11, 2018

The EU's trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Brussels on Saturday but the EU executive said the talks would not solve all the problems. Japan's government has warned the measure could hurt its economic relations with the U.S. But ahead of Saturday's talks, Seko also cautioned that "falling to exchanges of unilateral measures will not be in the interest of any country", according to the Kyodo news agency. (more...)
Cyclone Hola moves toward New Zealand, expected to hit Monday Cyclone Hola moves toward New Zealand, expected to hit Monday
- March 11, 2018

Now some of the worst of the winds are also expected to affect the largest city, Auckland , where sustained winds of more than 90km/h hour are expected, and gusts could be as strong as 180km/h. Flooding is possible for eastern areas from Northland to the Western Bay of Plenty , as well as Gisborne . Strong onshore winds will also add to the wave heights for Coromandel Peninsula and Gisborne . (more...)
Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over USA tariffs Japan trade minister calls for calm heads over USA tariffs
- March 11, 2018

The EU is one of the largest sources of USA steel imports and a major market for American products. "As a close security and trade partner of the U.S., the European Union must be excluded from the announced measures", she tweeted following the meeting. (more...)
The White House's Violence In Video Games Video Is Pure Amateur Hour The White House's Violence In Video Games Video Is Pure Amateur Hour
- March 11, 2018

The list of people going to the " Video Games " summit is... weird, but in addition to everything else The White House doesn't seem to know that Pat Vance - that is to say, Patricia Vance @patriciaevance - is a woman. During the meeting, the group spoke with the President about the effect that violent video games have on our youth, especially young males. She did not comment on the topics, stating she didn't want to "get ahead of" the discussion between video game representatives and ... (more...)
Ryan, Johnson speak out against Trump tariffs Ryan, Johnson speak out against Trump tariffs
- March 11, 2018

Melissa Henson, a spokesperson for the Parents Television Council , said that the video, punctuated by comments from Trump pointing out how violent the scenes were, shocked the group to silence. However, we know these tariffs will be catastrophic for the U.S. economy and jobs. "It is not crystal clear what the president said yesterday, so we will have to seek further clarity on that", said the EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. (more...)
China Abolishes Presidential Term Limits China Abolishes Presidential Term Limits
- March 11, 2018

Xi to rule indefinitely. Chinese President Xi Jinping drops his ballot during a vote on a constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits, at the third plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on March 11, 2018. (more...)
Gary Cohn Is a 'Globalist' But I Like Him Anyway Gary Cohn Is a 'Globalist' But I Like Him Anyway
- March 11, 2018

White House officials said the tariffs dispute contributed to Mr. Cohns' decision to leave but was not the sole reason. It was the latest in a series of recent high-profile departures from the White House. Cohn's departure from the White House was announced earlier this week as it became clear that Trump is set on imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum. (more...)
Lewandowski breaks Elber's goal record at Bayern Munich Lewandowski breaks Elber's goal record at Bayern Munich
- March 11, 2018

Leaders Bayern stayed 20 points clear of Schalke 04, who won 1-0 at Mainz 05 on Friday, with eight games to go and are only two wins away from clinching the title. Lewandowski, however, reached the 140-goal mark in 83 games fewer than Elber, who spent six years at Bayern between 1997 and 2003. The Polish worldwide struck again in the 19th minute, after a pinpoint long ball from Jerome Boateng had opened up the Hamburg defence. (more...)
Shoe hurled at Nawaz Sharif at Lahore seminary Shoe hurled at Nawaz Sharif at Lahore seminary
- March 11, 2018

Nawaz Sharif was meeting those present at the stage when a shoe came towards him. The student also managed to reach in front of Sharif and chanted "Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah" slogan. The situation became very tense after the incident. She said PML- N will trust the person who works for strengthening democracy and establishing ascendency of the parliament. (more...)
Canada to Get Temporary Exemption From Tariffs Canada to Get Temporary Exemption From Tariffs
- March 11, 2018

But the drama isn't over. The decision made today by President Trump's administration to exempt Ontario and Canada from the new tariffs is a positive development and a demonstration that our US engagement strategy is working. "Here's the situation, and the president has made this public". Behind the scenes, a full-court, 11th-hour diplomatic press was underway Wednesday. (more...)
Murphy Orders Investigation Of Utility Companies's Response To Nor'easters Murphy Orders Investigation Of Utility Companies's Response To Nor'easters
- March 11, 2018

According to a press release from the governor's office, JCP&L informed many customers that power may not be restored until Monday, March 12. Murphy called JCP&L's timeline "embarrassing and unacceptable". Murphy said at the time that it was "too early" to determine what kind of punishments the state could dole out. Murphy's office's notes that JCP&L has agreed to fix poles in their service areas that belong to other companies. (more...)
Steel standoff: EU, Japan trade chiefs meet Trump envoy
- March 11, 2018

The American president made his comments after crunch talks in Brussels between European Union negotiators and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in an effort to defuse a bitter row that many fear could turn into an all-out trade war. (more...)
China says trade war will bring disaster China says trade war will bring disaster
- March 11, 2018

Last week, Trump tweeted the United States could win a trade war. Should the situation worsen, however, Zhong said that China was more than ready. China's commerce minister said Sunday that Beijing and Washington are still holding economic talks as he warned that a trade war would harm both nations. (more...)
How new tariffs on steel and aluminum could affect auto prices
- March 11, 2018

Trump on Thursday said he had to act to stop the "decimation of entire communities" and insisted there would be a very fair process as the administration would use the next 15-day to negotiate exemptions with allies, including neighbours Canada and Mexico . (more...)
China ready to make 'appropriate and necessary response' to US China ready to make 'appropriate and necessary response' to US
- March 11, 2018

US President Donald Trump officially implemented the measures on Thursday, leaning on a little-used and decades-old national security clause in US trade law. For years, US businesses have complained about Chinese misappropriation of trade secrets and copyrighted works, as well as flagrant violations of patent and trademark rights. (more...)
No steel tariff exemption for European Union granted yet No steel tariff exemption for European Union granted yet
- March 11, 2018

It is critical to the 43 million Americans whose jobs are supported by the US food and agricultural industries. Canada and Mexico are excluded from the levies - provided they agree to renegotiate a North American trade deal to his satisfaction - and other countries could be as well, Trump said. (more...)
Trump adviser: tariffs won't be imposed immediately on Canada and Mexico Trump adviser: tariffs won't be imposed immediately on Canada and Mexico
- March 11, 2018

Trump struck an unusually optimistic tone on the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but repeated his threat to quit the pact if the talks fall short. NAFTZ strongly supports NAFTA renegotiation aimed at achieving these goals and positioning the FTZ program to do much more to promote American competitiveness in the NAFTA region. (more...)
Nurse suspended after 5 infants suffer fractures, bruises Nurse suspended after 5 infants suffer fractures, bruises
- March 11, 2018

Babies with bruising on their arms were discovered February 2 and February 3. Remaining nurses will now take care of one less child. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report, the facility failed to respond to allegations of abuse related to injuries of an unknown origin and protect five of six patients in the NICU going back to April 12, 2017. (more...)
Donald Trump Supports Rick Saccone At Moon Twp. Rally Donald Trump Supports Rick Saccone At Moon Twp. Rally
- March 11, 2018

Watch 11 News at 11 p.m. for a full report on Trump's key points and reactions from attendees. Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, went on to win the race, becoming the first Alabama Democrat elected to the U.S. That's the president's well-known political slogan adoring hundreds of red hats at the rally. The crowd roared its approval and began chanting "CNN sucks!" A Republican loss would be embarrassing for the president and another sign of a weakened party heading into the midterm ... (more...)

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