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China July new home prices rise 0.4 pct m/m, 9.7 pct y/y China July new home prices rise 0.4 pct m/m, 9.7 pct y/y
- August 18, 2017

The city of 5.4 million people saw July prices rising 1.3 per cent from a year earlier, the fastest pace among 70 cities, faster than the 1 per cent annual gain in June. On a yearly basis, of the 70 cities surveyed in July, the pace of new home price growth slowed in 15 major cities compared with the same month of past year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. (more...)
Some solar eclipse glasses sold in Springfield recalled Some solar eclipse glasses sold in Springfield recalled
- August 18, 2017

Those watching with children should make sure the child's glasses fit tight enough to ensure they can only watch the sun through the lens. Canadians will experience a partial eclipse , meaning the moon, sun and earth will not align in a perfectly straight line, preventing full coverage of the sun. (more...)
National Seashore to Host Solar Eclipse Event on August 21 National Seashore to Host Solar Eclipse Event on August 21
- August 18, 2017

Solar rays during the eclipse - except in areas experiencing the brief minutes of totality - can cause serious and permanent harm to unprotected eyes. "This standard requires glasses and viewer to be thousands of times darker than typical sunglasses". Use these apps to enhance your eclipse event on Monday, and, of course, make sure you take the proper safety measures for your eyes. (more...)
A-level successes at Uckfield Sixth Form College A-level successes at Uckfield Sixth Form College
- August 18, 2017

This reflects the hard work over the past two years by students, staff and parents. The process into the new system has been much more stable than I expected. A total of 64 per cent of students achieved the four highest grades, the best rate for three years. As well as achieving straight As, Head Girl, Cerys Maidment from Forest Row and Deputy Head Boy Max Thilo from Lingfield achieved A* grades in their EPQ. (more...)
ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (MYCC) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
- August 18, 2017

Media headlines about ClubCorp Holdings (NYSE: MYCC ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. (MYCC) stock price comparison to its moving averages, shares of company spotted the move of 12.51% isolated from the 50-day moving average and derived 0.00% away from 20-day moving average in the most recent session. (more...)
Meek Mill In Police Custody After Alleged Dirt Bike Stunt Meek Mill In Police Custody After Alleged Dirt Bike Stunt
- August 18, 2017

Sources tell us Meek is being held for questioning in an Upper Manhattan Precinct after being taken in for the alleged stunt. Law Enforcement officials say they were monitoring social media and noticed Meek Mill among the group of men riding a motorcycle without a helmet, so they were able to track him down and pull him over. (more...)
Top Japan, US officials reaffirm importance of extended nuclear deterrence Top Japan, US officials reaffirm importance of extended nuclear deterrence
- August 18, 2017

Observers said Ri's remarks may have been aimed at eventually holding direct negotiations with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump , based on a strategy of securing concessions from the United States while continuing North Korea's development of missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that can reach the mainland United States. (more...)
South Korea, US to begin talks on possible FTA amendment next week South Korea, US to begin talks on possible FTA amendment next week
- August 18, 2017

The special session will be held in Seoul on August 22 upon Washington's request and address U.S. concerns about a trade deficit with the Asian ally. Trade minister Kim Hyun-chong and his USA counterpart Robert Lighthizer will open the discussions via video-conference, and additional senior-level talks will follow. (more...)
Trump remarks about Charlottesville violence
- August 18, 2017

Though the demonstration involved people with Nazi flags and other Nazi symbols, plus leading "alt-right" white supremacists who do not identify as neo-Nazis, Trump declared, "Not all of those people were neo-Nazis". So, you know what? Trump had bowed to withering national criticism and delivered a sombre prepared statement on Monday in which he belatedly denounced the white racists, one of whom is accused of murdering a liberal protester. (more...)
Gujarat police officers involved in encounters asked to step down Gujarat police officers involved in encounters asked to step down
- August 18, 2017

Mr. Amin, who retired in August last year as Superintendent of Police (SP), was re-appointed as SP of Mahisagar district, on a contract basis for a year. "Moreover, Tarun Barot is also a charge-sheeted accused in two different cases of abduction and murder of various persons". Rahul Sharma, a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, had questioned the Gujarat government for re-appointing the officers. (more...)
Could Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Recover After Today's Significant Decline?
- August 18, 2017

On Monday, May 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform". The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, December 20 with "Overweight". It has a 27.52 P/E ratio. The Company's small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) plans include Carbonite Computer Backup; Carbonite Server Backup, such as Carbonite Office Power and Carbonite Office Ultimate; EVault Cloud Backup; DRaaS, and e-mail archiving. (more...)
'Nazis' spray painted on side of NH GOP building 'Nazis' spray painted on side of NH GOP building
- August 18, 2017

Police were called to the scene at 9:07 a.m. Thursday after GOP workers noticed the vandalism, authorities said. Someone also tossed a rock through a window, but there was no interior damage and the building wasn't broken into. The state's Democratic Party Chairman, Ray Buckley, also condemned the crime. On Twitter , the New Hampshire Democratic Party described the incident as "horrible, inexcusable, and plain wrong" before adding: "New Hampshire Democrats wholly denounce this disgusting ... (more...)
Malaysia's Q2 GDP grows 5.8pc, beating forecasts Malaysia's Q2 GDP grows 5.8pc, beating forecasts
- August 18, 2017

Malaysia is a significant oil and gas producer in the region. "For 2017 as a whole, it is expected to average within the forecast range of 3.0% - 4.0%", Bank Negara said. Meanwhile, Malaysian inflation has been easing from a recent peak of 5.1 percent year-on-year in March and is likely to continue in the July update midweek. (more...)
'There Are No Good Neo-Nazis': Mitch McConnell Condemns Charlottesville Hate Groups 'There Are No Good Neo-Nazis': Mitch McConnell Condemns Charlottesville Hate Groups
- August 18, 2017

Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, also said Tuesday that "hate and bigotry have no place in Kentucky", though he also said he disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the " sanitization of history ". (more...)
MD Speaker of the House Calls For Removal Of Statue MD Speaker of the House Calls For Removal Of Statue
- August 18, 2017

Maryland's speaker of the House is calling for the removal of a Confederate statue of the Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery that sits on the lawn of the Maryland State House. The Senate president said in his letter that voting by email was "just plain wrong" and that the matter was "of such outcome that the transparency of a public meeting and public conversation should have occurred". (more...)
Trump scraps business panels after far-right comments spark CEO exodus Trump scraps business panels after far-right comments spark CEO exodus
- August 18, 2017

Yesterday, the Cleveland Clinic announced that "after careful consideration", it wouldn't hold its annual fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in 2018. "The despicable conduct of hate groups in Charlottesville last weekend, and the violence and death that resulted from it, shows yet again that our nation needs to focus on unity, inclusion and tolerance", she said. (more...)
Corruption Has Become 'Institutionalised', Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi Corruption Has Become 'Institutionalised', Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi
- August 18, 2017

At the very outset the PM recalled the contribution and sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and martyrs, who ensured that we remain fearlessly free indicating the sensitivity of this government towards its heroes, who attained martyrdom in the line of duty, Singh said in a statement. (more...)
Few Details on Trump Infrastructure Executive Order Press Event Few Details on Trump Infrastructure Executive Order Press Event
- August 18, 2017

Before the 2015 order , federal agencies usually relied on historical data for predicting vulnerability to flooding instead of on future projections of sea-level rise. " According to a NOAA report originally published in 2013, and revisited and statistically reconfirmed in 2015, there has been an increasing trend in "billion dollar disasters" in the United States", said Montalto, "of which more than half of total losses are due to floods, severe storms, or tropical cyclones". (more...)
After Sunil Grover, Kapil Sharma irks Navjot Singh Sidhu? After Sunil Grover, Kapil Sharma irks Navjot Singh Sidhu?
- August 18, 2017

Archana and Navjot have both judged other comedy shows together when Kapil had only started his career as a comedian. But the entry of Archana Puran Singh in one of the show has made the Navjot Singh Sidhu unhappy with Kapil Sharma. The Indian television presenter Archana Puran Singh is very well known for her comedy roles in Bollywood movies and as a judge on comedy shows. Archana, will be shooting for the comedy show for a few episodes, but the channel says, that she is not replacing ... (more...)
Tropical storm warnings in effect for eastern Caribbean islands Tropical storm warnings in effect for eastern Caribbean islands
- August 18, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey formed Thursday afternoon and is moving towards the Caribbean Sea. Now this is the only named stormed but three additional tropical waves are churning and could become storms in the coming days. Harvey is forecast to gradually gain modest strength, per the National Hurricane Center , but intensification may be limited by some vertical wind shear. (more...)
Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure
- August 18, 2017

The council was still being formed but Trump made a decision to end the process, the official said. In a tweet fired off Wednesday, Trump said he felt it would be better to end the initiatives rather than to put "pressure on the business people" belonging to the groups. (more...)
Tornado touched down in Trumbull Co., Weather Service confirms Tornado touched down in Trumbull Co., Weather Service confirms
- August 18, 2017

Investigators will be out Friday morning to assess the scene. It touched down at 7:18 p.m., according to the NWS. The Kingston Fire and Rescue Departments reported damage on Martin Rd and M-46 with reports of multiple trees knocked down, a trailer flipped over, and metal shingles torn from a roof. (more...)
Mbeki Speaks On Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Fiasco Mbeki Speaks On Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Fiasco
- August 18, 2017

But Mugabe failed to hand herself over to police as agreed earlier this week and is now claiming diplomatic immunity . "I think they shouldn't immediately lose confidence in the South African police and NPA, there's a process". Zimbabwe's state-owned Herald newspaper reported last weekend that she was in South Africa seeking medical care. He said diplomatic immunity can't be sued to "escape prosecution from grave crimes". (more...)
KKK Hoods, Nazi Salutes KKK Hoods, Nazi Salutes
- August 18, 2017

The cover uses a cartoon version of an orange-tanned Trump shouting angrily into a megaphone that is meant to look like the white hoods worn by the KKK. Another magazine took a different tack. Trump on Saturday blamed " many sides " for the clashes in Charlottesville that included a vehicle ramming into a crowd of counterprotesters. (more...)
Two arrested over Barcelona attack not the van drivers
- August 18, 2017

The head of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said at least 80 people had been taken to hospital and around 12 had died. Photographs and videos emerged of people fleeing the area. "I could hear people getting hit by the vehicle and I just looked forward and I ran as fast I could". People walk down a wide, pedestrianized path in the centre of the street, but cars can travel on either side. (more...)
Top US general says China needs to increase pressure on N.Korea Top US general says China needs to increase pressure on N.Korea
- August 18, 2017

Last week, President Donald Trump threatened to rain down " fire and fury " if challenged by North Korea . Beijing's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the statement before reporters at a regular press briefing, following reports Washington and Seoul are planning to begin drills on the Korean peninsula on August 21, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. (more...)
Malala wins place at Oxford University Malala wins place at Oxford University
- August 18, 2017

In March, Malala revealed she had received an offer to study the three subjects at a United Kingdom university on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels, us reported. Yousafzai was granted the Nobel Peace prize aged 17 in 2014 along with India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights. A-levels are final year exams for school students. (more...)
U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghan; others wounded U.S. soldier killed in combat in Afghan; others wounded
- August 18, 2017

The other 11 suffered "various degrees of injury", Herbert said. At least three of the wounded are not Utah residents but serve in the state's guard unit. This undated photo is from the Utah National Guard's Twitter page. In recent months, USA forces have been assisting Afghan troops in battling a Central Asian ISIS affiliate, known as ISIS-K, in eastern Afghanistan . (more...)
Barcelona Van Crash Victims Barcelona Van Crash Victims
- August 18, 2017

Unconfirmed local reports that two armed men are holed up a nearby bar. Aamar Anwar, a human rights lawyer attending a conference, was walking down Las Ramblas when the attack happened. A second van linked to the attack -which authorities believe was probably to be used as a getaway auto - has been found in the town of Vic in Catalonia . (more...)
Leadership of stricken destroyer to be relieved for collision Leadership of stricken destroyer to be relieved for collision
- August 18, 2017

In all, a dozen crew members on the destroyer face discipline as a result of the accident, which occurred when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. The Crystal is a far larger ship at 728 feet and 29,000 tons, compared with the Fitzgerald's 505 feet and 9,000 tons. It details the frantic efforts to account for all the sailors in the darkened, flooding compartment, keep the ship afloat, and rescue the ship's commander who dangled outside his ... (more...)

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