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World Wine Production Descends World Wine Production Descends
- April 25, 2018

Production fell 21% in Italy, 18% in France and 15% in Spain, according to the Commission. While wildfires destroyed several wineries in California in 2017, the level of production remained high in the United States. The United States confirmed its position as largest world wine consumer with 32.6 million hectoliters, followed by France at 27 million. Levels of consumption in the US, China and Australia all increased. (more...)
Trump VA Nominee Allegedly 'Drunk On Duty', Says Senator Trump VA Nominee Allegedly 'Drunk On Duty', Says Senator
- April 25, 2018

But the president privately urged his nominee to keep fighting to win Senate confirmation, and Jackson showed few signs of backing down. Such complaints are still troubling; Tester contended that the White House doctor is never truly off the clock because "you don't know when [the president] is going to need you". (more...)
Syrian government plans to retake north Homs from rebels next Syrian government plans to retake north Homs from rebels next
- April 25, 2018

Columns of black smoke were snaking up from a monochrome sea of devastated buildings. Around 20 civilians have been killed in week-long regime airstrikes on Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp, according to local sources today. This month, the regime recaptured the formerly rebel-held Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta after airstrikes followed a ground offensive . The incident was cited by President Trump-along with the French and British governments-as justification for a round of USA -led ... (more...)
Parliament not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary Parliament not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhary
- April 25, 2018

The whole film industry may get up in arms against me. It happens everywhere and it is the bitter truth. "Don't imagine that Parliament or other workplaces are immune to it", Chowdhury said. If you don't want to fall into the wrong hands, you won't. If you are talented, why would you sell yourself? Women in grand numbers have come forward in the recent time to uncover the true faces of sexual predators lurking in their workplaces, always looking for opportunities to take advantage of young ... (more...)
Memorable Snap: Mahesh Parties With Charan And Tarak Memorable Snap: Mahesh Parties With Charan And Tarak
- April 25, 2018

In praising " Bharat Ane Nenu ", Ram Charan chose to be superlative. The political drama features Mahesh Babu playing the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Recently we have reported that Mahesh Babu has joined hands with Rangasthalam's director for his upcoming film #Mahesh26, which will be produced by Mythri Movie Makers. (more...)
Sitharaman Meets Chinese Defence Minister Sitharaman Meets Chinese Defence Minister
- April 25, 2018

According to reports, Delhi has not extended the support for the initiative as one of the key projects, the $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes through the Azad Kashmir. The Modi-Xi summit will also be more unstructured than the Rajiv-Deng one which was protocol-heavy, every moment mapped out with care. The idea to hold a free-flowing informal Summit was first discussed by PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping when they had a chance to interact with each other ... (more...)
Pope makes an appeal for the Inter-Korean Summit Pope makes an appeal for the Inter-Korean Summit
- April 25, 2018

He said the meeting this week on the Korean Peninsula was an opportunity to start dialogue. The main scope of the summit between the two leaders is denuclearization and the improvement of inter-Korean relations. The Ministry of defense of South Korea announced the termination of broadcasting against the DPRK from loudspeakers in the demilitarized zone. The regime has also signaled it is prepared to accept the presence of USA forces on the Korean Peninsula, and perhaps even sign a ... (more...)
Pit bull attacks woman's foot on Lower Manhattan subway Pit bull attacks woman's foot on Lower Manhattan subway
- April 25, 2018

Commuters declared that dog owner's pitbull refused to let go of woman's shoe. She explained: 'He's jumping on her, but she moves back. Then the owner is seen throwing the shoe at the other riders. MTA spokesman Shams Tarek told the New York Post: "Our rules require non-service animals to be kept inside containers and not disturbing other passengers". (more...)
Chimamanda Adichie Replies Critics Of Interview With Hillary Clinton Chimamanda Adichie Replies Critics Of Interview With Hillary Clinton
- April 25, 2018

Adichie pointed out that people did not care to listen or watch the full interview, but were quick to jump on her for saying she was upset the former US-senator, has "wife" before all her enviable achievements on her Twitter bio. @Linesandtimes tweeted: "Chimamanda said she was a bit upset by Hillary Clinton's bio". The speeches, for which Mrs. Clinton was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the emails, which included unflattering observations of Mrs. (more...)
Hilary Benn rounds on David Davis for cutting short parliamentary Brexit grilling Hilary Benn rounds on David Davis for cutting short parliamentary Brexit grilling
- April 25, 2018

But Mrs May insisted Britain would not change course. However, the issue is not on the agenda for the meeting, sparking concerns from senior ministers that discussions will. Leaving the custom union would likewise mean required traditions checks for each lorry between the United Kingdom and EU until the point that an organized commerce is hit with Brussels , conceivably causing major deferrals. (more...)
Boston Tea Party joins the war on disposable cups Boston Tea Party joins the war on disposable cups
- April 25, 2018

The company, which has 21 cafes across the South West and the Midlands, is asking customers to make the move to reusable cups , either by bringing their own, taking advantage of a cup loan scheme or buying one in store. This ban means they will no longer sell any single-use plastic in stores. "To encourage this, we offered a 25p discount to people bringing their own coffee cup to takeaway". (more...)
China Misses Indian Support for Belt and Road Initiative China Misses Indian Support for Belt and Road Initiative
- April 24, 2018

She also met Chinese President Xi Jinping. Asked whether the Dokalam issue and the boundary dispute will figure in the talks, Kong said Dokalam happened because of lack of trust. "It will be an important occasion for them (Modi and Xi) to exchange views on bilateral and worldwide matters, from an overarching and long-term perspective with the objective of enhancing mutual communication", Swaraj said. (more...)
USA envoy involved in fatal mishap in Islamabad can't leave country: Pak USA envoy involved in fatal mishap in Islamabad can't leave country: Pak
- April 24, 2018

The government law officer told the court that the travel restrictions for a person blacklisted or placed on the ECL are similar. The issue of Col Hall has added to the tension between Pakistan and the USA who are trying to resolve differences over America's policy for the region and Afghanistan. (more...)
Karnataka Election Updates: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Files His Nomination From Badami Karnataka Election Updates: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Files His Nomination From Badami
- April 24, 2018

The anger among Bharatiya Janata Party supporters of BS Yeddyurappa's younger son BY Vijayendra over alleged denial of ticket to him to contest in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 2018 continued to spill on Tuesday. A Bangalore-based party leader, however, said the state president couldn't take such decisions. Moreover, the party would have to make an announcement urgently as today is the last date for filing the nominations. (more...)
US Supreme Court Set To Hear Texas Redistricting Case US Supreme Court Set To Hear Texas Redistricting Case
- April 24, 2018

Rhodes says one indication that the Supreme Court may be favorably disposed toward Texas' existing district maps is that the court granted a stay by a vote of 5-4 after a lower court invalidated the maps. The Abbott v. Perez case has been in courts for almost a decade, stemming from 2010, the last time the Texas legislature conducted redistricting. (more...)
J&K first state to approve 7th pay commission J&K first state to approve 7th pay commission
- April 24, 2018

The J&K representatives would get their reconsidered pay rates from this month. This decision was taken by the state cabinet that met on Tuesday under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and approved implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations for state government employees and pensioners, Finance Minister Syed Altaf Ahmed Bukhari told reporters on Tuesday. (more...)
BJP MP's son arrested for consuming alcohol in Bihar's Gaya BJP MP's son arrested for consuming alcohol in Bihar's Gaya
- April 24, 2018

Police sources said medical tests have confirmed that he consumed liquor. Rahul Manjhi (18), son of BJP MP Hari Manjhi was found in an inebriated condition when the police officials busted a party at the Neemgaon village. In March this year, Senior BJP leader and Member of Parliament questioned the liquor ban in the state and demanded the state government should review the ban. (more...)
United Kingdom judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans United Kingdom judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans
- April 24, 2018

Mr Justice Hayden is scheduled to oversee another hearing in Alfie Evans' case, in the Family Division of the High Court in Manchester, in the next few hours. Alfie Evans' parents are headed back to court after Alfie defied his court-ordered death and breathed on his own for 17 hours without life-support. (more...)
Athens is the World Book Capital for 2018 Athens is the World Book Capital for 2018
- April 24, 2018

The day is dedicated to such people. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. Happenings will include book readings in unexpected locations for passers-by and round table discussions with well- known Greek and worldwide authors. (more...)
Senate Committee Recommends Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State Senate Committee Recommends Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State
- April 24, 2018

It has been nearly 30 years since any cabinet nominee was reported to the full Senate with an unfavorable recommendation. "Or would the Pompeo who once called a political opponent a "turban-topper" prevail?", Mr. President Trump said a few days ago that Rand Paul was a "very special guy" who has "never let me down". Democrats remain largely opposed to Mr. Pompeo's nomination and passed favorably out of committee largely along partisan lines. (more...)
Malaysian police issue images of Hamas scientist Fadi al-Batsh's motorcycle assassins Malaysian police issue images of Hamas scientist Fadi al-Batsh's motorcycle assassins
- April 24, 2018

His wife and three children would also be granted access, according to the claim. The bodies of the two soldiers - Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul - are now being held by Hamas, along with two Israeli civilians, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, who entered Gaza of their own volition in 2014 and 2015, respectively. (more...)
Facebook Details How They Remove Extremist Content From Its Platform Facebook Details How They Remove Extremist Content From Its Platform
- April 24, 2018

Facebook "took action" on 1.9 million pieces of content related to the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the first quarter of 2018. Facebook also made the unusual (dare we say editorial? ) decision to define terrorism on its platform: "Any non-governmental organization that engages in premeditated acts of violence against persons or property to intimidate a civilian population, government, or global organization in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim". (more...)
NFL Executive: Baker Mayfield 'Definitely' In Conversation For No. 1 Pick
- April 24, 2018

The Bills are more likely to swing a deal if a quarterback they like slips to fifth or sixth. He was followed by Maurice Hurst the defensive tackle from MI at 15 percent, Mason Rudolph the QB from Oklahoma State at 14 percent, Josh Rosen the QB from UCLA at 11 percent and Lamar Jackson the QB from Louisville at 11 percent. (more...)
Tenn. Waffle House Shooter Captured by Police Tenn. Waffle House Shooter Captured by Police
- April 24, 2018

The 29-year-old Reinking is accused of opening fire at the restaurant in the early morning hours of Sunday, while dressed only in a jacket. The shooting at approximately 3:25 am (0825 GMT) Sunday claimed the lives of four people and wounded two others. (more...)
G7 toughens Russian Federation stance but Iran deal in the balance
- April 24, 2018

Western powers blame the attack on Assad's regime. Russian Federation and Assad have in the past promised to do away with their chemical weapons. "We can not tolerate a situation where United Nations agencies in their reports and public statements rely on information borrowed from other sources in Syria, not the UN's own ones", the Russian foreign minister said . (more...)
Corbyn election chief Andrew Gwynne calls on Labour to acknowledge antisemitism Corbyn election chief Andrew Gwynne calls on Labour to acknowledge antisemitism
- April 24, 2018

The BBC reported that the groups want disciplinary cases speeded up and elected officials thrown out if they share a platform with offenders. Jewish groups are also encouraging the Labour party to educate its members about anti-Semitism and provide a "clear list of unacceptable language". (more...)
Fajita Theft Gets Texas Detention Center Worker 50-Year Sentence Fajita Theft Gets Texas Detention Center Worker 50-Year Sentence
- April 24, 2018

According to The Brownsville Herald , Escamilla's scheme unraveled last August after a delivery driver with Labatt Food Service phoned the detention center to give kitchen employees a heads up that an 800-pound delivery of fajitas had arrived. (more...)
Gangster Balraj Bhatti killed in encounter, claims Hry Police Gangster Balraj Bhatti killed in encounter, claims Hry Police
- April 24, 2018

In an exchange of fire, he was shot and seriously injured, Amitabh Yash, the STF inspector-general, told reporters. According to sources, the Haryana STF, which is probing Balraj's role in at least two cases of murder and extortion in Faridabad, got inputs that his gang would be coming to Noida to collect extortion money from a target. (more...)
Watch Chris Gayle Dance To Sapna Choudhary's 'Teri Aankhon Ka Yo Kajal' Watch Chris Gayle Dance To Sapna Choudhary's 'Teri Aankhon Ka Yo Kajal'
- April 24, 2018

On Monday, Sapna shared a video on her Instagram account and wrote alongside, "Look what I found on Internet". The video Sapna shared is clearly a mash up of the original from 2017 and the Haryanvi singer's hit number Teri Ankha. It seems the latest video is an edited version of Gayle dancing to Sunny Leone's popular song " Laila Main Laila ". It was posted nine months ago when West Indies batsman had thrown a dance challenge, #ChrisGayleDanceChallenge for his fans and followers on the social ... (more...)
Positive Future ahead on Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD)
- April 24, 2018

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and clients of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products. 157,422 are owned by Huntington Bank & Trust. Iowa-based Cambridge Investment has invested 0.08% in Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD ). (more...)

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