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Sea turtle nesting season begins; how you can help protect them Sea turtle nesting season begins; how you can help protect them
- May 02, 2018

The turtles use the natural light of the moon reflecting off the ocean to guide them toward the water. The turtles come ashore on the beaches in the Lowcountry to lay approximately 120 eggs around the dunes. "Reducing light around beaches helps ensure the turtles crawl toward the sea". MOTE scientists will again mark the turtles' nest with yellow sticks to protect them and to help limit public interaction with the nests. (more...)
Vet extradited to United States over puppy-smuggling heroin plot Vet extradited to United States over puppy-smuggling heroin plot
- May 02, 2018

Elorez surgically implanted liquid heroin in their bellies, the government said, and it was surgically removed after they passed into the United States. Pellets containing narcotics are pictured in this undated photo. Officials said he had lived in the country for eight years before his arrest. It remains unknown how many puppies had been used to transport drugs before the ring was broken up. (more...)
When Teachers Strike, Parents Face Dilemma When Teachers Strike, Parents Face Dilemma
- May 02, 2018

Scottsdale Unified in suburban Phoenix said its schools would remain closed Monday but reopen Tuesday. As legislators were briefed on the governor's plan, a group allied with the striking educators proposed a $695 million tax hike earmarked to pay for teacher and staff salary increases and restore school funding cut during the last decade. (more...)
West Virginia Republican Candidate Hits 'Cocaine Mitch' McConnell in Bizarre Campaign Ad West Virginia Republican Candidate Hits 'Cocaine Mitch' McConnell in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- May 02, 2018

McConnell is reportedly helping to orchestrate a pretty powerful ad offensive against Blankenship. "One of my goals as USA senator will be to ditch Cocaine Mitch", Blankenship says towards the end of the ad. For the record, "recently" means 2014, since that's when the cocaine story was first reported . McConnell's office referred a request for comment to the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC). (more...)
Body discovered inside wall of Calgary mall Body discovered inside wall of Calgary mall
- May 02, 2018

When the worker removed a panel attached to a wall behind the toilet, he discovered the body, according to police. During the busy lunch hour, people were dining metres away from the washroom, which had a yellow caution ribbon strung across the entrance. (more...)
Rural leaders criticize omissions in Corridors of Commerce awards Rural leaders criticize omissions in Corridors of Commerce awards
- May 02, 2018

While the work was celebrated in Bloomington, rural Republican lawmakers were upset. Corridors of Commerce is created to support transportation that helps Minnesota's economy, such as improving roads between regional centers. "It is important to note that we followed direction set by the Minnesota Legislature regarding the solicitation, scoring criteria and geographic distribution of funding", MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle said . (more...)
Mystery solved: Where the Macron-Trump tree went Mystery solved: Where the Macron-Trump tree went
- May 02, 2018

Melania refused his hand once more when they were leaving the Air Force One - he tried to hold her hand while they walked down the stairs. President Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House Friday, calling her "a very extraordinary woman". (more...)
Neighbors Call Cops On Former Obama Staffer Moving Into New Apartment Neighbors Call Cops On Former Obama Staffer Moving Into New Apartment
- May 02, 2018

One of the cops asked a 911 dispatcher to play back the call that came in minutes earlier so Martin could hear it. "I'm in my apartment, but you know, you can't go nowhere without the cops following me", Martin said on the live video stream. (more...)
BGT father-son audition leaves viewers in tears BGT father-son audition leaves viewers in tears
- May 02, 2018

The song itself is an original piece, which makes it even more impressive. With Jacks lovely voice alongside his dads, the two make for a ideal singing couple. "There was something about this boy, he sang with his dad and I thought the song they wrote was really cool". After leading a standing ovation, he got up on stage to congratulate them and told the pair: "Such a great song, just magic". (more...)
Supreme Court shows concern over Taj Mahal changing colour Supreme Court shows concern over Taj Mahal changing colour
- May 02, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed "shock" and "serious concern" over the fading of colour of the 700-year-old historic monument Taj Mahal in Agra and asked the Centre and Archaeological Survey of India to take the assistance of national/international experts to restore the heritage site to its pristine glory. (more...)
Sexual assault reports on rise in United States military, Reports from the Pentagon Sexual assault reports on rise in United States military, Reports from the Pentagon
- May 02, 2018

Meanwhile, commanders often chose other forms of punishment to reprimand servicemembers found to have committed sexual assaults or other crimes uncovered during a sexual assault investigation, according to the report. The Pentagon estimates that one in three service members who were assaulted in 2016 reported it, compared to 1 in 14 in 2006, according to the report. (more...)
California labor ruling may be costly to Uber, Lyft California labor ruling may be costly to Uber, Lyft
- May 02, 2018

In so doing, the Court held that there is a presumption that individuals are employees, and that an entity classifying an individual as an independent contractor bears the burden of establishing that such a classification is proper under the "ABC test" used in some other jurisdictions. (more...)
Black bear sightings for second day in New Jersey Black bear sightings for second day in New Jersey
- May 02, 2018

According to WPIX, bears are common in the area and usually don't want to be anywhere near people, an animal control spokesperson said. Those efforts failed, but the bear eventually awoke, leaped from the tree and wandered off around 9 p.m. (more...)
How every village got electricity and why that is still not enough How every village got electricity and why that is still not enough
- May 02, 2018

When the BJP-led government had launched its version of the village electrification scheme - the Rs 76,000-crore Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) - there were an estimated 18,452 villages left to be electrified. Had the definition been cause, such level of household electrification could not have been achieved. "As per recent reports from the states, household electrification level in rural areas is more than 82 per cent, ranging from 47 to 100 per cent across various states". (more...)
Soldier Killed In Eastern Afghanistan Identified Soldier Killed In Eastern Afghanistan Identified
- May 02, 2018

Conde deployed with the brigade to Afghanistan in September. Officials said the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation. Conde was killed in an operation in which another USA service member was wounded and medically evacuated to Bagram Airfield north of Kabul for medical treatment in a military hospital. (more...)
Royal Bank of Canada Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Devon Energy (DVN)
- May 02, 2018

In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $36.26, a decline of almost 8 percent in the last 12 months. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp who had been investing in La Quinta Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.27B market cap company. (more...)
Russia's floating nuclear plant heads out to sea Russia's floating nuclear plant heads out to sea
- May 02, 2018

However, Rosatom insists precautions have been taken to prevent a nuclear disaster. It will also be the first one since the Sturgis floating nuclear power plant used by the USA in Panama from 1968 to 1975, as Ars Technica pointed out . (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci is rejoining hedge fund after sale collapses
- May 02, 2018

Neither HNA nor SkyBridge would comment on news of the deal collapsing. The Trump administration has also increased scrutiny of Chinese buyers amid trade tensions between the two countries. The partners claim the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States did offer a "path to approval subject to certain mitigation measures". The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), an interagency panel led by the Treasury Department, began its formal review of the proposed ... (more...)
Gay marriage cake bakers 'forced to act against their beliefs' Gay marriage cake bakers 'forced to act against their beliefs'
- May 02, 2018

In a statement, British gay-rights activist Peter Tatchell agreed the cake dispute was not a simple case of discrimination. Bakery owners Daniel and Amy McArthur have said the law risked "extinguishing" their consciences. Scoffield said the case raised an issue of principle since those with deeply held religious or philosophical convictions could be compelled to act against their beliefs. (more...)
Trump touts plan for military 'Space Force' Trump touts plan for military 'Space Force'
- May 02, 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House revises statement saying Iran "has" secret nuclear weapons program DOJ files charges against 11 suspected "caravan" members for illegal border crossing Mueller planned to ask Trump about Manafort's campaign outreach to Moscow: report MORE on Tuesday said his administration is "seriously thinking" about creating a new military branch known as the "Space Force". (more...)
Institutional Investor Sentiment About Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE:LNT) Up
- May 02, 2018

It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500. (NYSE:LNT) by 36.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The stock has a beta of 0.3 compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole. (more...)
US Secretary of State Pompeo expresses confidence in Trump-Kim summit US Secretary of State Pompeo expresses confidence in Trump-Kim summit
- May 02, 2018

The Punggye-ri site's closure will be done in public, Yoon Young-chan, the spokesperson for South Korean president Moon Jae-in, said in Sunday's announcement. South Korea's stock market got a boost on Monday, lifted by shares of construction companies and train and steel manufacturers on hopes for joint economic projects. (more...)
Row over Jinnah photo at Aligarh Muslim University Row over Jinnah photo at Aligarh Muslim University
- May 02, 2018

The university started the provision of giving membership to great leaders of the country in 1920. "We have removed all British viceroys' photos from Rashtrapati Bhavan, removed statues... He said the student union enjoyed a certain autonomy within the legal framework of the University's constitution as enshrined by an Act of Parliament. (more...)
Watsco (WSO) Announces Earnings Results
- May 02, 2018

The stock had a trading volume of 1 shares, compared to its average volume of 328. About 389,540 shares traded or 19.11% up from the average. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 10.87%. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. (more...)
'Fearless' Iranian women defy stadium ban 'Fearless' Iranian women defy stadium ban
- May 02, 2018

A group of Iranian female soccer fans used false beards to challenge a ban on women's presence in football matches and managed to enter the stadium and encourage their team to win a local league tournament. A month ago, Iran welcomed Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino. According to Human Rights Watch , when questioned about the unrest, Infantino said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had promised him there were plans to allow women to attend ... (more...)
School to require 'modesty ponchos' at prom for teens with revealing dresses School to require 'modesty ponchos' at prom for teens with revealing dresses
- May 02, 2018

According to a parent of a student who attends Divine Child, there's a list of rules students must abide by which includes: No exposed cleavage, no two-piece or backless dresses, no short dresses and no spaghetti straps or strapless allowed. (more...)
Philippine Workers March in Protest at Short-term Contract Philippine Workers March in Protest at Short-term Contract
- May 02, 2018

Duterte said government will also ensure the reintegration of repatriated overseas Filipino workers by helping them and their families through grant of loans, livelihood packages, scholarships, skills training and employment opportunities. "Your days are numbered". I have warned you before and I warn you again, putlan ta mog ulo. I will see to it that our laws are strictly enforced. The private sector "will have to live" by complying with the EO, Employers' Confederation of the Philippines ... (more...)
Traders Sell Shares of EOG Resources (EOG) on Strength (EOG)
- May 02, 2018

EOG outperformed the S&P 500 by 2.32%. Remy Trafelet increased its stake in Commscope Hldg Co Inc (COMM) by 21.78% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Societe Generale downgraded the shares of EOG in report on Monday, October 3 to "Hold" rating. (NYSE:EOG) has "Outperform" rating given by Robert W. Baird. (more...)
UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan
- May 02, 2018

The Taliban is slowly gaining ground, especially compared to where they stood when the US first got involved in Afghanistan. The U.S. -led coalition in Afghanistan dropped more bombs during the first quarter of 2018 than it has in the same period in any of the last 15 years, according to a VOA analysis of monthly data released by the Pentagon. (more...)
Presidency: Buhari is most worker-friendly President Presidency: Buhari is most worker-friendly President
- May 02, 2018

Shehu said the first thing Buhari did on coming to office was to stop the planned retrenchment. The president, who expressed reservation on the call for the establishment of state police as being advocated by state governors, said Nigerians must abide by constitutional provision in regard to the matter. (more...)

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