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Hurricane Harvey rainfall poses a risk to New Orleans Hurricane Harvey rainfall poses a risk to New Orleans
- August 30, 2017

If the storm stalls over New Orleans , the city can expect localized flooding beginning Sunday through the end of next week, with the heaviest rain expected between Sunday and the middle of the week. Station 6 pumps water from Lakeview, Old Metairie and other parts of Jefferson Parish. The city's pumping system has been under scrutiny since flooding earlier this month exposed infrastructure failures and unreported maintenance issues. (more...)
Dry & warmer today, rain returns Thursday Dry & warmer today, rain returns Thursday
- August 30, 2017

The better chance for rain chances arrive with the remnants of Harvey later Friday into early Saturday . The remnants of Hurricane Harvey may move over Kentucky by the end of the week, bringing us rainy conditions for the start of the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. (more...)
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) Shares Sold by Aperio Group LLC
- August 30, 2017

It has outperformed by 38.22% the S&P500. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, March 29 with "Outperform". The institutional investor held 247,827 shares of the newspapers and magazines company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $59.93 million, down from 250,796 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact
- August 30, 2017

Spokeswoman Alicia Haefele (HAY-fuh-lee) says that destination's not yet set. West Texas Intermediate, the USA benchmark for the price of oil , has pulled far away from the global benchmark Brent, but an emailed report from London oil broker PVM said it's "only a question of time for WTI-priced US crude oil to start strengthening against other benchmarks". (more...)
How much more Harvey rain will New Orleans get? How much more Harvey rain will New Orleans get?
- August 30, 2017

Unlike earlier tropical storms, which have generally dissipated or moved, Harvey has been wedged in place by two high-pressure areas which essentially act as buffers. The city's fire department has given out 35,800 sandbags to residents, Landrieu said. FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Monday that more than 450,000 people were expected to seek disaster assistance due to flooding from Harvey. (more...)
Oil prices dip as market grapples with hurricane damage Oil prices dip as market grapples with hurricane damage
- August 30, 2017

Several Jefferson Parish deputies left Tuesday morning to assist with water rescues in southwest Louisiana, officials said. Mayor Mitch Landrieu opened his Tuesday news conference with a moment of silence for Katrina victims and words of support for Harvey's victims in Texas and southwest Louisiana. (more...)
5 things you need to know now 5 things you need to know now
- August 30, 2017

It has since downgraded to a tropical storm, but the massive amount of rain it unleashed has caused widespread flooding in low-lying Houston , the fourth most populous USA city. Traffic on the bridge from New Orleans' west bank to the main part of the city was light during what normally would be rush hour Tuesday. The city's public schools were closed, along with six universities and a medical school. (more...)
Finnish president denies Trump claim of fighter jets sale Finnish president denies Trump claim of fighter jets sale
- August 30, 2017

However, the U.S. President's comment about Finland having been "free of Russian Federation, really [.] for 100 years", was somewhat insensitive to historical facts: Finland fought two brutal wars against Russian Federation (then the Soviet Union) during World War 2, leading to a loss of more than a tenth of the country's land area. (more...)
Sorry Donald Trump! Secretary Of Defense James Mattis Freezes Transgender Military Ban! Sorry Donald Trump! Secretary Of Defense James Mattis Freezes Transgender Military Ban!
- August 30, 2017

The announcement comes just four days after President Donald Trumpsigned a directive that prevents transgender people from being recruited into the military and bans the Department of Defense from paying for sex reassignment regimens for transgender individuals now in the military. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey: How to avoid scams when donating Hurricane Harvey: How to avoid scams when donating
- August 30, 2017

Scammers have been using Hurricane Harvey-themed messages to trick people into opening phishing emails and links on social media sites, which can steal login information, infect machines with malware, or con victims out of money. Is the organization tax exempt? Don't give out personal or financial information - including your credit card or bank account number - unless you know the charity is reputable, and never give that information over the phone. (more...)
Attacking fellow Republicans is risky strategy for Trump Attacking fellow Republicans is risky strategy for Trump
- August 30, 2017

While 93 percent of Democrats were decidedly against Trump on the issues, 69 percent of Republicans felt either mostly or entirely on the same page with the president's agenda. About one-in-ten of those who approve of Trump say their biggest concern is his personality (11%) and a similar share point to his policies (10%). From Aug. (more...)
Next target Guam, North Korea says Next target Guam, North Korea says
- August 30, 2017

Mattis this month expressed confidence the USA military could intercept a missile fired by North Korea if it was headed to Guam , after North Korea said it was developing a plan to launch four intermediate range missiles to land near the United States territory. (more...)
Visit of Prime Minister to China and Myanmar (September 3-7, 2017) Visit of Prime Minister to China and Myanmar (September 3-7, 2017)
- August 30, 2017

Around 350-400 Indian troops were there at the border point. "On this basis, expeditious disengagement of border personnel at the face-off site at Doklam has been agreed to and is ongoing", it added. She duplicated the line that Indian side has pulled out, but she reiterated that the Chinese side "will continue to safeguard its territorial sovereignty according to historical boundary treaties". (more...)
Rohingya cross into Bangladesh since fresh Myanmar fighting: IOM Rohingya cross into Bangladesh since fresh Myanmar fighting: IOM
- August 30, 2017

Myanmar security forces have also fired in the direction of Rohingyas taking refuge at the border. More than a million Rohingyas live in Rakhine, where they face growing discrimination due to sectarian conflict, which killed at least 160 people since 2012 and displaced almost 120,000. (more...)
Basit declares Aizaz Chaudhary 'worst foreign secretary ever' Basit declares Aizaz Chaudhary 'worst foreign secretary ever'
- August 30, 2017

A scathing letter allegedly written by a former Pakistani envoy to the country's ambassador in Washington comes at a time when the embassy is busy countering a slew of statements, articles and TV talks targeting the country. "May Allah be our protector and guide", said Chaudhry to officials at Pakistan's embassy in Washington, the Tribune said. The Dawn quoted a senior diplomatic observer in Washington as saying, "Discrediting [Pakistan's] Ambassador [to the United States] Aizaz Ahmad ... (more...)
Tri-Cities volunteers may be headed to Texas with Red Cross Tri-Cities volunteers may be headed to Texas with Red Cross
- August 30, 2017

The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey , according to the statement. You can donate here or drop off supplies to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Texas 78238. The gas giant has deep ties to Texas tweeting "we continue to monitor the devastating situation in Texas and ensure employees and their families are safe". (more...)
Melania Flaunts High Heels To Visit Tropical Storm Harvey Melania Flaunts High Heels To Visit Tropical Storm Harvey
- August 30, 2017

But that didn't stop it from dominating the conversation on social media. "The First Lady was savaged for donning aviators and a towering pair of stiletto heels as she began the journey today", the article reads". As of this writing, Melania's FLOTUS hats are not for sale on the official Donald J. Trump website that now sells USA Trump "45" hats for $40, and "Make America Great Again" hats for $25, as reported by the Inquisitr . (more...)
Access to low-priced capital key to better business environment: NITI Aayog Access to low-priced capital key to better business environment: NITI Aayog
- August 30, 2017

Last year, after the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking placed India at a lowly 130 out of 150 countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked bureaucrats to explain the reasons for the country's poor performance and directed them to work on improving the ranking. (more...)
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Traded Over Its 50 Day Average
- August 30, 2017

LLC now owns 1,542 shares of the open-source software company's stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 736 shares during the period. It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500. Cornerstone Capital Management Ltd invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX). Assetmark accumulated 32,592 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Mngmt reported 35,217 shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. (more...)
Talks with U.S. suspended in protest: Pakistan Minister Talks with U.S. suspended in protest: Pakistan Minister
- August 30, 2017

While we await concrete numbers and analysis, I have full confidence in the president's method and leadership in going forward with this plan. "How does the U.S. Some years ago the "Afpak" idea was born in Washington under which India was expected to take on enhanced security responsibilities in Afghanistan within a US-led programme. (more...)
Cracks deepened between Pakistan, US on Afghan issue, engagement still needed
- August 30, 2017

Apart from the Taliban and "Islamic State" (IS) jihadists, the Afghan warlords also want their share in the mineral wealth. Afghanistan's government welcomes any attempt by Pakistan to mend relations with India so they can work together for geopolitical stability and economic integration, said spokesman for Afghanistan's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, Mr Mujib Rahman Rahimi. (more...)
Alabama vs. Florida State Alabama vs. Florida State
- August 30, 2017

The matchup will be the first college football game played at the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Outside of rivalry week in November, how often does No. It is Alabama that is coming off a loss in the national champion to the Seminoles' ACC Atlantic rival Clemson Tigers. But let's pump the brakes for a second. (more...)
PM Modi assures assistance to Maharashtra government over Mumbai rain PM Modi assures assistance to Maharashtra government over Mumbai rain
- August 30, 2017

A K Srivastava, head of the climate monitoring unit, IMD Pune said. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force has said that the rain downpour and high tides are overloading on ageing drainage system and this could make it worse for the Mumbaikars to deal with the floods . (more...)
American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:AMID) Stock Valuation in Focus American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:AMID) Stock Valuation in Focus
- August 30, 2017

It has a 17.79 P/E ratio. Arcus Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.by 0.4% in the first quarter. Jane Street Group Llc acquired 597,152 shares as Rio Tinto Plc (RIO)'s stock declined 9.05%. (more...)
Mark Helfrich's TV broadcasting career begins this week Mark Helfrich's TV broadcasting career begins this week
- August 30, 2017

The network also announced that former OR head coach Mark Helfrich and former NCAA and National Football League player Danny Kanel have also joined the Fox Sports team. Due to the Southeastern Conference's television contracts, it is unlikely Miles will ever call an LSU game. Helfrich will work a full slate of games with play-by-play announcer Justin Kutcher and fellow analyst Petros Papadakis. (more...)
Denver-based Smashburger sued by In-N-Out over 'Triple Double' Denver-based Smashburger sued by In-N-Out over 'Triple Double'
- August 30, 2017

In In-N-Out's view, the Triple Double is infringing on the Southern California-based burger chain's famed Double Double territory. On the other hand, the In-N-Out Double Double has two cheese slices and two beef patties between its sponge-dough buns. (more...)
IL to Form Consent Decree for Police Revamp in Chicago IL to Form Consent Decree for Police Revamp in Chicago
- August 30, 2017

The suit claims CPD engages in discriminatory behavior against black and Latino residents. Madigan issued a statement saying the only way to fix the broken trust between the people of Chicago and the police force is through an enforceable consent decree. (more...)
Now 61 children die in 3 days at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College Now 61 children die in 3 days at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College
- August 30, 2017

Previously, on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force and police raided the house of Dr Kafeel Khan but he was not there. 63.65 lakh could be given to Pushpa Sales to clear the pending dues of the firm. Both of them were named in the First Information Report lodged by the government after a report by the Principal Secretary, in the wake of 85 children dying at the hospital. (more...)
Trump feud with Republican allies puts agenda at risk Trump feud with Republican allies puts agenda at risk
- August 30, 2017

The president sent shock waves across Washington when he threatened Tuesday to "close down" the government over funding the wall. Trump sought to assign blame if the US Congress fails to reach agreement on raising the cap on the amount the federal government may borrow, with a deadline to do so just weeks away. (more...)
M1 crash lorry driver appears in court M1 crash lorry driver appears in court
- August 30, 2017

Ryszard Masierak , 31, of Barnards Close, Worcestershire, was charged with eight counts of causing death by risky driving, four counts of causing serious injury by unsafe driving and eight counts of causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit, Thames Valley Police said. (more...)