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More than 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey operations More than 2000 Texas Guardsmen activated for Hurricane Harvey operations
- August 30, 2017

There are a total of 27 USAR teams throughout the country. PA TF1 US&R is just one of numerous task forces from multiple states to receive federal activation orders. "We've got 10 boats with us, five power boats and five inflatables". As for Utah Task Force One , it could be weeks before they're back home. "We'll take 4 dogs with us down there to help find trapped victims, live victims in any of the destruction", task force member Chuck Wong said. (more...)
'Kim Jong-un's third child born this year' 'Kim Jong-un's third child born this year'
- August 30, 2017

Rumours surrounding Ri's pregnancy circulated in 2016 after North Korea's first lady was absent from public life for months. Ri may have given birth to a third child in a North Korea where it is increasingly rare for women of childbearing age to have more than two children. (more...)
ASUU Strike: Nigerian Govt Holds Crucial Meeting With Union Leaders Today ASUU Strike: Nigerian Govt Holds Crucial Meeting With Union Leaders Today
- August 29, 2017

The NASU scribe said resolving the on-going industrial crisis requires the supervision of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly, saying: "The re-negotiation would involve money and nobody in government can do this except Buhari working with the National Assembly". (more...)
UDM to call for urgent meeting over Bobani reinstatement UDM to call for urgent meeting over Bobani reinstatement
- August 29, 2017

However, the UDM made a U-turn yesterday by not pulling out of the coalition although it went ahead with the court action. "The DA welcomes the apparent commitment from [Holomisa] that the UDM will remain in the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) coalition", he said. (more...)
What Insiders Really Think About Ivanka and Jared What Insiders Really Think About Ivanka and Jared
- August 29, 2017

Apparently, White House aides secretly refer to Trump's eldest daughter as "Princess Royal", which is quite fitting considering Ivanka Trump's family is shamelessly exhibiting nepotism at its worst . Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner , daughter and son-in-law to President Donald Trump , may decide to depart his administration over the next several months, a U.S. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Expected To Bring More Devastation To Houston Hurricane Harvey Expected To Bring More Devastation To Houston
- August 29, 2017

So while Harris County will be looking better by Wednesday morning, heavier rain will be moving into counties east, including Jasper. Some of the families have flood insurance and others do not, according to the report. As of 10 a.m. ET, a rain gauge southeast of Houston reported 49.32 inches - breaking a state record that was set by cyclone Amelia in 1978, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday. (more...)
Tension heightened as North Korea fires 3 new missiles Tension heightened as North Korea fires 3 new missiles
- August 29, 2017

Benham says the military continues with a more detailed assessment. A military official said Monday that South Korea's military had initially assessed that the North Korean projectiles were fired from a 300mm multiple rocket launcher or were unidentified short-range projectiles. (more...)
Pakistan suspends bilateral talks with USA to protest Trump's anti-Islamabad policies Pakistan suspends bilateral talks with USA to protest Trump's anti-Islamabad policies
- August 29, 2017

On 22 August, President Donald Trump hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of chaos and terrorists". Against the backdrop of the evolving situation, the visit of a senior Chinese diplomat has high significance. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is also expected to go on a tour of regional countries, including China to garner support in the face of renewed strains in ties with the US. (more...)
The 'Game of Thrones' season 7 finale broke a new record The 'Game of Thrones' season 7 finale broke a new record
- August 29, 2017

SEASON seven of Game of Thrones is over, wrapping up with a finale dripping with suspense, intrigue and predictable double-crossing from Westeros' evil queen. It might look like Cersei Lannister has lost her beloved twin but she is also set to gain the allegiance of a powerful army of sellswords . Tyrion also discovered Cersei is pregnant. (more...)
10 photos that capture the utter devastation from Harvey
- August 29, 2017

Mr Trump attended a briefing on the flooding soon after he landed in Texas but will not be visiting Houston , swathes of which remain under almost 50in (1.27m) of water. Greg Abbott (R) said nobody should "second-guess" the city of Houston's decision not to issue a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Harvey . (more...)
Sean Spicer gets to meet Pope Francis Sean Spicer gets to meet Pope Francis
- August 29, 2017

The former White House press secretary traveled this week to Italy with lawmakers and political figures from around the world for a meeting of the International Catholic Legislators Network, reported America Magazine . Those who met Francis included National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as longtime Trump aides Hope Hicks, Dan Scavino, and Keith Schiller. (more...)
Judge dismisses Palin suit against New York Times Judge dismisses Palin suit against New York Times
- August 29, 2017

Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said Tuesday there were a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Palin that were rapidly corrected. "As set forth in her Complaint, Mrs. News: Federal judge tosses Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times . The June 14 editorial had initially stated that Palin's political action committee had run an ad showing Democratic lawmakers faces under crosshairs, when, in reality, the clip had actually depicted their districts, not their faces. (more...)
Mexico, Canadian mayor not having it — Trump NAFTA tweet Mexico, Canadian mayor not having it — Trump NAFTA tweet
- August 29, 2017

The border barricade would prevent drug trafficking and illegal immigration, according to the POTUS, and would be financed by Mexico, he claimed at the time. As the first step to deliver on one of his most divisive campaign pledges, Trump signed a directive to begin the construction of the wall less than a week after taking office. (more...)
Euston station evacuated after electrical fault causes explosion Euston station evacuated after electrical fault causes explosion
- August 29, 2017

Euston station in central London has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found. Passengers fled from Euston station after an "explosion" in an e-cigarette led to a security scare. A force spokesperson said earlier that they had been responding to a "security alert". "No one has been injured". Officers are now scouring the area with search dogs while a large cordon has been put in place around the area. (more...)
Capital One Financial Corporation Stake Acquired By Keybank National Association OH
- August 29, 2017

The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by UBS. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, April 5. Instinet upgraded Capital One Financial Corp. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, February 11. Matrix Asset Advisors Inc increased At&T Inc. Slocum Michael had sold 6,276 shares worth $515,636. (more...)
What William and Harry would be called if Charles had his way
- August 29, 2017

On the other hand, her brother Earl Spencer described the moment when they got the news of her death. Wax has recently worked with Prince William and Prince Harry on their Heads Together campaign. She suffered from mental health problems at a time when few in public had much understanding of them, facing down bulimia, an eating disorder, and attempting self-harm. (more...)
India to surpass China in innovation competitiveness, predicts BRICS report India to surpass China in innovation competitiveness, predicts BRICS report
- August 29, 2017

Indian and Chinese troops had been confronting each other at the Doklam plateau near the borders of India , its ally Bhutan and China in the most serious and prolonged standoff in decades. Rong Ying, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow of the China Institute of the International Relations, which is affiliated to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said the resolution of Dokalam standoff showed maturity and resilience of India-China bilateral relations. (more...)
Trump slams GOP leaders on border wall, debt limit, health bill Trump slams GOP leaders on border wall, debt limit, health bill
- August 29, 2017

Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. The White House on Thursday called Corker's statement about the president "a ridiculous and outrageous claim". After his tweets, the rate on Treasury bills maturing October 12 jumped by as much as 5 basis points, the largest intraday move since March. (more...)
Tillerson to Remove, Downgrade Over 30 Special Envoy Positions Tillerson to Remove, Downgrade Over 30 Special Envoy Positions
- August 29, 2017

Tillerson is also mulling eliminating or downgrading the representative for climate change and special envoys for Syria, Sudan and South Sudan, and the Arctic. The reorganization, however, will leave certain posts intact, including the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, the Special Representative for North Korea Policy, the presidential envoy responsible for building the anti-Islamic State military coalition, and the Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs. (more...)
President Trump says cash for Harvey recovery coming soon
- August 29, 2017

Officials said Houston , a major centre for the nation's energy industry, had suffered billions of dollars in damage and would take years to fully recover. However, New Orleans produced heavy floods earlier this summer and the storm might lead to tornadoes. Schools, airports and office buildings remained closed. (more...)
Canadian gas prices to jump as Harvey disrupts USA refinery operations Canadian gas prices to jump as Harvey disrupts USA refinery operations
- August 29, 2017

Noon: The president and first lady receive a briefing at Corpus Christi Fire Station 5. "I've got to tell you, I give FEMA a grade of A+, all the way from the president down", Abbott said. The storm is set to bring more downpours to Houston , the state's biggest city, with the life-threatening flooding predicted to peak on Wednesday and Thursday. (more...)
Trump Fires Longtime Aide For Unimpressive Phoenix Rally Turnout Trump Fires Longtime Aide For Unimpressive Phoenix Rally Turnout
- August 29, 2017

Bloomberg reported that the president became displeased by the relatively sparse attendance at his event in Arizona after seeing some shots on television that showed empty space at the Phoenix Convention Center. According to a report from Bloomberg , Trump was "displeased" by the emptiness of the rally venue when he first arrived - and even though the crowd eventually filled in much of the space, Trump chose to dismiss George Gigicos, the man responsible for all of his campaign rallies. (more...)
Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX)
- August 29, 2017

After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by Pier 1 Imports Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 50.00% negative EPS growth. The company has market cap of $35.96 billion. Clark Cap Gru has invested 0.58% in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX). On Thursday, March 16 Gottscho Richard A sold $9.96M worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) or 80,009 shares. (more...)
Underwater metropolis: Photos of Houston before and after historic flooding
- August 29, 2017

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston , Texas . Overall, more than 9 trillion gallons of water have fallen on the region since Harvey began. Models don't expect its winds to regain hurricane force, but the concentrated moisture could dump further rain over Texas and Southern Louisiana today into tomorrow, and even bring further storm surges to coastal communities. (more...)
Houston mayor: 1000 people rescued in last 8 hours Houston mayor: 1000 people rescued in last 8 hours
- August 29, 2017

Houston is one of Texas' cities now suing the state over SB4, an immigration enforcement bill widely regarded as the toughest statewide anti-sanctuary city law in the nation. "You can not put in the city of Houston 2.3 million people on the road - that is risky", Turner said. More than 1,000 people had to be rescued overnight while the storm dumped anywhere from 15 to 30 inches of rain across southeast Texas. (more...)
Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake Animal Shelters Filling Up With Pets In Harvey's Wake
- August 29, 2017

And Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane , is no normal storm-it may dump a record-setting 50 inches of rain on parts of coastal Texas from Sunday to Thursday. "We haven't seen this type of unprecedented flooding in more than a decade". The SPCA contacted local shelters along the coast to let them know they had room for 300 animals, Davies said. (more...)
Trump says US is very protective of Baltic region Trump says US is very protective of Baltic region
- August 29, 2017

In my opinion, Mexico has been very hard, as they should be. Why wouldn't they be? The worst situation is playing itself out in the Houston metro area, where 2.3 million people live and more than a meter (3.3 feet) of floodwater had collected. (more...)
Boko Haram Insurgency: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigeria Boko Haram Insurgency: US Sells N181bn Warplanes, Weapons To Nigeria
- August 29, 2017

Reuters reported that the Pentagon communicated the sale of the 12 ground attack aircraft valued at $593m (N181bn) to the US Congress on Monday. "We've identified more areas of cooperation on security and war against terror", Coons told newsmen after a meeting with military commanders at the Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC), Maimalari Barrack, Maiduguri. (more...)
Uber pays almost $10 million to get back on the road Uber pays almost $10 million to get back on the road
- August 29, 2017

The Php 190 million fine was based off the 19 day remaining suspension order, multiplied to Uber's average daily income of Php 10 million. Uber said it paid 299.24 million pesos in financial assistance to drivers and vehicle fleet owners from August 15 through August 29. (more...)
Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday Warmer and More Humid on Tuesday; Rain Returns Wednesday
- August 29, 2017

Whether the Tropical Depression ever organizes enough to be named Tropical Storm Irma is of little outcome to New England - the impact for us will be the same, regardless: a period of windswept rain and showers. Mornings look to stay mostly dry and as the day heats up, more storms will pick up along the bands. This front will hang around our area through the week and into the weekend, keeping our weather pattern wet and cloudy. (more...)

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