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BC wildfire now more than 1000 times larger than Stanley Park BC wildfire now more than 1000 times larger than Stanley Park
- August 22, 2017

The Plateau fire is made up of 19 smaller fires that were burning separately up until yesterday, Sunday, August 20th. Several evacuation orders northwest of Kamloops were downgraded to alerts over the weekend, allowing residents around Loon and Green lakes to return home. (more...)
North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises
- August 22, 2017

Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, met with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo here, also on Sunday. It involves tens of thousands of South Korean soldiers. Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that appeared to bring much of the United States within range, triggering an intense warning by President Donald Trump that Washington could rain "fire and fury" on the North. (more...)
US, South Korea Launch Military Exercises
- August 22, 2017

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise is set to run from Monday through August 31 with the participation of some 17,500 USA service members, down from 25,000 previous year. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday that this week's joint exercises with South Korea will involve fewer American troops than previous year because of the current emphasis on integration, not because of recent tensions with North Korea. (more...)
Dudamel tour of US cancelled amid feud with Venezuela govt Dudamel tour of US cancelled amid feud with Venezuela govt
- August 22, 2017

Dudamel is also the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dudamel has spoken out strongly in recent months in support of anti-government protests that have rocked Venezuela for four months, leaving more than 120 people dead, including an 18-year-old musician from the youth orchestra. (more...)
Department of Corrections searching for three missing Afghan students
- August 22, 2017

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, while on a sponsored trip in Colorado Springs, the three students missed their meeting point and the corrections department said they are concerned for their safety. They and all students who attend the training center are thoroughly vetted by the U.S. State Department. "According to its website, the International Correctional Management Training Center is a division of the Colorado Department of Corrections, "(that) has begun operation of a residential corrections ... (more...)
Former Wildcat Boom Williams picked up by Broncos Former Wildcat Boom Williams picked up by Broncos
- August 22, 2017

The move will add Williams to a crowded backfield which features the likes of C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker, Stevan Ridley and 4-time Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles . His longest run was four yards. With so much depth at the position, Denver has little reason to bring in another running back after waiving Pierce (but they do have an opening on the 90-man offseason roster). (more...)
'Fewer US Troops in Joint Drill Not Due to N. Korea' 'Fewer US Troops in Joint Drill Not Due to N. Korea'
- August 22, 2017

Tensions have soared on the peninsula in recent months, with Pyongyang carrying out its first successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), bringing much of the U.S. North Korea has said that with the current drill the USA is "pouring gasoline on fire". And they're not the only interaction this week between the US and South Korea . (more...)
U.S. and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea U.S. and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea
- August 22, 2017

On Saturday, the North Korean state-run newspaper, in an editorial, said the "American empire" could "meet its tragic doom" under President Donald Trump , reiterating that Pyongyang's armed forces were "on the standby to launch fire into its mainland, waiting for an order of final attack". (more...)
BC Green party exerts pressure on riding sharing, promises legislation BC Green party exerts pressure on riding sharing, promises legislation
- August 22, 2017

The Green party in British Columbia is planning to keep up the pressure to bring ride sharing to the province by reintroducing legislation to enable the services. Legalizing sometimes-controversial ride-sharing, or ride-hailing services, was a key Green-party campaign pledge as a step toward embracing the innovation economy. (more...)
Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction — WashPost Poll Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction — WashPost Poll
- August 22, 2017

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll says that even though Trump's approval ratings have remained consistent in the past month, his numbers remain low, and public approval for his reaction to the recent unrest is even lower. There was a stark difference along party lines, as 84% of Democrats said they disapproved and just 19% of Republicans said the same. The fallout from Trump's comments has been heavy as lawmakers from both sides slammed him and four high-powered executives walked away ... (more...)
Keak Da Sneak Reportedly In Critical Condition After Shooting Keak Da Sneak Reportedly In Critical Condition After Shooting
- August 22, 2017

The incident Monday morning is the second time this year that Williams was reported to have been shot. No arrests have been made and no description of the shooter has been released by the Richmond police. "We gotta start loving each other while we here, man, giving each other roses while we're here", the North Oakland native said. Williams coined the phrase "hyphy" back in 1994 , and artists such as Mac Dre and E-40 helped Williams flawless the sound in the 2000s. (more...)
USA and South Korean troops start drills amid North Korea standoff USA and South Korean troops start drills amid North Korea standoff
- August 22, 2017

Moon, who took office in May, announced on his 100th day in office that USA and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. Despite the threat, USA and South Korean militaries launched this year's 11-day training on Monday morning as scheduled. (more...)
USA and South Korea Began Joint Military Exercises USA and South Korea Began Joint Military Exercises
- August 22, 2017

A report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports seemed likely, meanwhile, to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. South Korean army soldiers hold their weapons during an anti-terror exercise carried out as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise in 2010 What is the US and South Korea Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 10-day military drill? They were not deployed in the exercises a year ago. (more...)
Husband Celebrating 1st Wedding Anniversary Among Those Killed In Barcelona Husband Celebrating 1st Wedding Anniversary Among Those Killed In Barcelona
- August 22, 2017

Just before the attack , Tucker left his wife to go find a restroom while Nunes-Tucker continued shopping. The boys and their father, a policeman, were unhurt, he said. "We're waiting for a list at the emergency places we're at but the lists don't seem to be updated very rapidly", she told NBC News . A determined Luca Russo , 25, already had a job in electronic engineering - no easy feat in Italy, where youth unemployment runs stubbornly high. (more...)
Latino Victory Project: No pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio Latino Victory Project: No pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- August 22, 2017

Also, one can not forget that Arpaio's actions and leadership in recent years have led to many court cases; depending on the source, they have cost Maricopa County between $53 million and $80 million or more. Three Democrats on Arizona's nine-member delegation oppose a pardon. The fourth, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, said the former sheriff should be held accountable but did not address the possible pardon or criticize the president over the possibility of granting one. (more...)
World of Tanks Prepares To Storm Onto The Xbox One X World of Tanks Prepares To Storm Onto The Xbox One X
- August 22, 2017

Titled " War Stories ", this campaign mode will allow players to fight actual historical events, alternate history battles and even fantasy campaigns. Moreover, as " War Stories " is an episodic campaign, fans will see a new story that will be released in September with "Operation Sealion", while " Kennedy's War " will roll out in October. (more...)
Moon Jae-in warns North Korea against provoking during military drills Moon Jae-in warns North Korea against provoking during military drills
- August 22, 2017

The exercise, which was first carried on in 1976, is the world's largest computerised command and control implementation, involving 50,000 South Korean troops alongside 17,500 United States troops in 2017. Tens of thousands of troops from the U.S., South Korea and several other countries will conduct drills over the next few weeks to prepare for a possible war with Kim Jong Un's regime. (more...)
Korea urges NK to end provocations as allies start military drills
- August 22, 2017

On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae In said at a Cabinet meeting that the joint military exercises are purely of a defensive nature and do not aim to raise tensions on the Korean peninsula. The Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on August 5 that could slash its $3 billion annual export revenue by a third. (more...)
It's time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsula It's time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsula
- August 22, 2017

Tensions have soared on the peninsula in recent months, with Pyongyang carrying out its first successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), bringing much of the U.S. China has been hesitant to push too hard against the Kim regime despite efforts by the Trump administration because Beijing fears a massive refugee crisis and a possibly unified Korea allied to the U.S. (more...)
Kentucky woman killed after auto crashes into crowd watching solar eclipse Kentucky woman killed after auto crashes into crowd watching solar eclipse
- August 22, 2017

Officials say a 38-year-old Alyssa Noble was speeding when her vehicle crashed into a power pole and flipped. Sims says 23-year-old pedestrian Mackenzie P. Kentucky State Police say a auto fatally struck a pedestrian during the solar eclipse. Police didn't say what caused the crash. Hyden is in southeastern Kentucky, about 120 miles southeast of Lexington. (more...)
NMA wants President Buhari to replicate London's health facilities in Nigeria
- August 22, 2017

He did not address his more than three-month absence or the illness that caused him to seek treatment overseas. While away he handed over power to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on acting capacity. The previous president was a Christian from the south, as is Osinbajo. "Buhari's absence was causing a lot of tension, and it was going to a bad place". (more...)
Florida Has 4th Best Community College System Florida Has 4th Best Community College System
- August 22, 2017

In the community college break down Florida has two colleges ranking as the best community colleges. The study comes at the start of the 2017-18 school year with several states, such as NY and Rhode Island, offering free community-college education. (more...)
National loses key ally after shock departure of Dunne National loses key ally after shock departure of Dunne
- August 22, 2017

National's candidate, Brett Hudson, has been actively promoting Mr Dunne for the electorate vote, and he welcomed the change in strategy. Dunne's shock decision to quit is a blow for National, which has relied on his vote in Parliament to help achieve a majority. (more...)
Chile: Partial decriminalization of abortion, an important win for human rights Chile: Partial decriminalization of abortion, an important win for human rights
- August 22, 2017

In a 6-4 vote today, Chile's high court upheld a law legalizing abortion in cases of rape, danger to the mother's life, and fetal disability. Chile was one of only a handful of countries worldwide where abortion was illegal without exception. (more...)
Apache Corporation (APA) Saw a New 52-Week High Apache Corporation (APA) Saw a New 52-Week High
- August 22, 2017

Maplelane Capital Llc increased Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (Put) (BABA) stake by 166.45% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Kingdon Capital Management Llc decreased Dynavax Technologies Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:DVAX) stake by 1.14M shares to 65,100 valued at $257,000 in 2016Q4. (more...)
Korea Says US-South Military Exercises 'Gasoline on Fire' Korea Says US-South Military Exercises 'Gasoline on Fire'
- August 22, 2017

Last week, Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said that "if there is an attack on the United States , the Anzus treaty would be invoked", meaning Australia would come to the aid of the US. "We have no intention of raising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula", President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Monday during a meeting with his staff. (more...)
Mark your calendar for the next solar eclipse in 2024! Mark your calendar for the next solar eclipse in 2024!
- August 22, 2017

For Canadians with their eyes to the skies on Monday, the solar eclipse reached it's peak at around 2:30 p.m., when 76 per cent of the sun was covered by the moon and a bright crescent of brilliant sunshine peeked through. Most who saw it agree - you just had to be there! "This is all about sharing our passion for astronomy with the public and making this unbelievable celestial event as accessible as possible", said Mike Reid, one of the school's astronomers. (more...)
Palestinians say 'no clear vision' from Trump on peace talks
- August 22, 2017

Secretary-General of Palestinian Presidency and an aide to President Mahmoud Abbas has said China can play pivotal role to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian issue to restore peace and stability in the region. Youssef al-Mahmoud, spokesman of the Ramallah-based Palestinian National Authority (PNA), said " Israel still violates the mosque" in a press statement on the eve of the 48 anniversary of the burning of Al-Aqsa Mosque. (more...)
Valme Hospital patient dies after 'cut in half' by a lift Valme Hospital patient dies after 'cut in half' by a lift
- August 22, 2017

Her new-born baby was with her when the incident happened at the Valme Hospital in Seville, but the infant survived the ordeal. They reportedly made a decision to try another elevator, and as they were moving her out and with the doors open, it started going up. (more...)
New mum in Spain fatally 'cut in half' in lift freak accident
- August 22, 2017

Nunez's stretcher was pushed on to the elevator - which suddenly moved upwards before the stretcher was fully inside, trapping Nunez, whose head was reportedly stuck between the roof and the elevator frame. "I went to the information desk", Carmen Nunez said. "This can not go unpunished". "They told me there a young girl had died and then confirmed it was my daughter". (more...)

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