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Lloyds to repay £283m to 590000 mortgage arrears customers Lloyds to repay £283m to 590000 mortgage arrears customers
- July 28, 2017

The regulator investigated charges on mortgage customers between 2009 and 2016 and concluded "the bank did not always do enough to understand customers' circumstances and check that their arrears payment plans were affordable and sustainable". (more...)
Goodyear Tire sales miss on weaker demand, rising competition Goodyear Tire sales miss on weaker demand, rising competition
- July 28, 2017

The Hamlin Capital Management Llc holds 3.23 million shares with $68.05 million value, up from 3.08 million last quarter. Finally, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp raised its stake in shares of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber by 24.7% in the first quarter. (more...)
Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend July 28th-30th, 2017 Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend July 28th-30th, 2017
- July 28, 2017

According to the report, tax holidays "do not promote economic growth or significantly increase consumer purchases". Tennessee legislators passed a new law in 2016 moving the sales tax holiday a weekend earlier than it has been. A national survey shows that the average family spends more than $200 per child on back to school shopping. Without a CPU, all peripheral equipment - keyboards, monitors, speakers, scanners, connection cables, printers and printer supplies - is taxable. (more...)
Kashmir Separatist Leader Shabir Shah Arrested For Money Laundering Kashmir Separatist Leader Shabir Shah Arrested For Money Laundering
- July 28, 2017

Police sources in Srinagar said ED officials executed a non-bailable warrant issued against Shah by a Delhi court. Vice President of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and former APHC convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar on Wednesday strongly denounced the "illegal" detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and other resistance leaders. (more...)
Fusion GPS: White House trying to smear us on Russian Federation Fusion GPS: White House trying to smear us on Russian Federation
- July 28, 2017

When Russians are talking to anyone in the Trump administration or inner circle about adoptions, they are actually talking about the Magnitsky Act and the relaxing of numerous sanctions enacted by the United States against the Russian government and oligarchs connected to Vladimir Putin in recent years. (more...)
Clown With One Arm, Wielding Machete Arrested After Terrorizing Town Clown With One Arm, Wielding Machete Arrested After Terrorizing Town
- July 28, 2017

Troopers who arrested Berry determined the machete was duct-taped to the sleeve of his shirt where an amputated arm used to be, the news station reported. The blade was hanging out of his shirt sleeve. State Trooper Adam Schmidt said the clown was highly intoxicated, but cooperative. When officers arrived Berry ran into the woods where police were able to catch up to him. (more...)
June Foray, Legendary Voice Actor (1917-2017): An Appreciation June Foray, Legendary Voice Actor (1917-2017): An Appreciation
- July 28, 2017

Born in Masachusetts, Foray was first introduced to voice-acting when she began voicing characters in radio dramas in the late 1930s. Early in her career there were forays (pun not intended, but appropriate) as an actor in stage and film but she found success as a voice actor. (more...)
Would Your Business: Wisconsin Company Offers Optional Microchips for Employees Would Your Business: Wisconsin Company Offers Optional Microchips for Employees
- July 28, 2017

The implants are being created by BioHax International , a company based in Sweden, which is also home to Epicenter , the first company known to have implanted microchips in their employees . "These implants will be hacked like all other computer chips and personal information will be compromised. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport". (more...)
USA sanctions 13 past and present Venezuelan officials before election USA sanctions 13 past and present Venezuelan officials before election
- July 28, 2017

Judging from the reactions collected by the Miami Herald , the opposition is not going for it, anyway. Instead of holding a plebiscite to ask voters whether they approved of his plan to convoke a Constituent Assembly , as experts generally agree the constitution requires, he went ahead and did it through a presidential decree, with the support of his obedient Supreme Court. (more...)
London police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire London police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire
- July 28, 2017

Sajad Jamalvatan, 22, a biomedical engineering student who lived on the third floor of the block and whose mother fled the blaze, said: "Corporate manslaughter is a start but it's not far enough". The letter says a senior representative of each organization will be formally interviewed by police as part of the investigation. In order to execute the corporate manslaughter law, a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed to those deceased needs to be proved. (more...)
President Buhari health has really improved - Ebonyi State Governor President Buhari health has really improved - Ebonyi State Governor
- July 28, 2017

Apart from Umahi, others governors in the entourage are Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Umar Ganduje (Kano); and Kashim Shettima (Borno). "However, we are happy and we thank God for what we saw". On July 11, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo also visited the president in London and reported that he was recuperating fast. (more...)
North Carolina manhunt over; search continues for kidnapping victim North Carolina manhunt over; search continues for kidnapping victim
- July 28, 2017

According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, Stroupe has been at-large since Saturday, where he was identified as the driver of a vehicle matching the description of one involved in a breaking and entering near Mills River, on the border of Transylvania and Henderson counties. (more...)
It's here! Second trailer released for Taika Waititi's epic Thor: Ragnarok It's here! Second trailer released for Taika Waititi's epic Thor: Ragnarok
- July 28, 2017

There's no doubt about it, those were the two titles that stole the entire show, drawing the most eyeballs and generating the most discussion, but following incredibly close behind was Taika Waititi's upcoming threequel, Thor: Ragnarok . (more...)
Hazardous weather alert up for severe thunderstorms Thursday into Friday Hazardous weather alert up for severe thunderstorms Thursday into Friday
- July 28, 2017

Monday Night: Mostly clear - low around 67. FRIDAY: There will be a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. But high temperatures have not been exceedingly hot with the highest reading being 92. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. "There is also a threat one or two storms may be briefly severe with wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and hail to 1 inch in diameter", the weather service says. (more...)
Former Japanese defense minister may replace scandal-hit Inada Former Japanese defense minister may replace scandal-hit Inada
- July 28, 2017

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada delivers her speech during the second plenary session at the 16th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore on June 3, 2017. Kuroe, who inspectors said had failed to perform his duty in line with the Self-Defense Forces Law, will leave the ministry Friday, while Okabe will quit on August 8. (more...)
White House Taps Kansas Governor To Be Religious Freedom Ambassador White House Taps Kansas Governor To Be Religious Freedom Ambassador
- July 28, 2017

Having a former governor and member of Congress in the role "will raise the profile", Wolf said . A big part of the process is complete. In 2016, Brownback legalized discrimination in state universities by signing the Campus Religious Freedom Bill . (more...)
Powerball: Milwaukee woman wins $156.2 million in Wisconsin Lottery jackpot Powerball: Milwaukee woman wins $156.2 million in Wisconsin Lottery jackpot
- July 28, 2017

Xiong's ticket was the 16th Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Wisconsin since the game was introduced in April 1991, according to a news release. The Tennessee Lottery says a $100,000 Power Play was sold in Memphis, and there's a $50,000 victor in Murfreesboro. (more...)
Another brick in the wall: Congress approves funding for Trump's Mexico barrier
- July 28, 2017

Pearce was one of five Republicans to join all House Democrats in voting against the maneuver, which passed the GOP-controlled chamber on a 230-196 vote. "Like numerous president's policies, this initiative is rooted in nothing more than prejudice and fear mongering". But he had said he would make Mexico pay for it. (more...)
Iran condemns United States anti-Iran sanctions bill as illegal, insulting Iran condemns United States anti-Iran sanctions bill as illegal, insulting
- July 28, 2017

Saying that the sanctions aim to force Iran to give up its hostile approach towards the USA and Israel, he added that Washington and its regional allies plan to prevent Iran from arming militant groups such Lebanon's Hezbollah, hoping that a weakened Islamic Republic may give in their demands. (more...)
Education chief urged to condemn Duterte threat to bomb Lumad schools Education chief urged to condemn Duterte threat to bomb Lumad schools
- July 28, 2017

Malacañang yesterday said that President Duterte can not simply abolish the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) as it is a constitutional commission. It appears that Duterte is entirely aware that he is flouting human rights . "Indigenous-run peoples" schools have always been targets of the military and paramilitary forces, which accuse them of being "training grounds' for the (New People's Army)". (more...)
Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili
- July 28, 2017

Saakashvili does not have any other citizenship since Georgia took away his passport in December 2015, after he acquired Ukrainian citizenship to become a governor of Ukraine's Odessa region. It declined to give the reason, saying the information was personal and would not be made public. The former Georgian President pointed out that on July 24 Poroshenko appointed new members to the Citizenship Committee of Ukraine "in order to have a completely subservient commission that would agree to ... (more...)
U.S. warns Americans of possible 'tainted' alcohol in Mexico U.S. warns Americans of possible 'tainted' alcohol in Mexico
- July 28, 2017

The department updated its information page for Mexico , adding reference to the claims in a warning under the "alcohol" subsection of the page's " safety and security " section. The illegal liquor could be infused with grain alcohol or risky concentrations of methanol, which are cheaper but can make people extremely sick. "We are deeply saddened by this incident and reiterate our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family". (more...)
Tillerson resignation rumors 'false،' State Department says Tillerson resignation rumors 'false،' State Department says
- July 28, 2017

The secretary of state said he has a "good" relationship President Donald Trump and will remain in the current post "as long as the president lets me". Still, Nauert asserted that Tillerson intends to return to work soon, and remains committed to his job. He renewed the attack on Monday, blasting his "beleaguered AG" for not launching an investigation into former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her alleged ties to Russian Federation. (more...)
Prisoner Escapes Rikers Island, Facility On Lockdown Prisoner Escapes Rikers Island, Facility On Lockdown
- July 28, 2017

Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a section of New York City's Rikers Island jail complex has been found on the island. As CBS2's Valerie Castro reported, vehicles were again coming onto and off the island by 11 p.m. The corrections workers went to hand batteries to members of the search units when they spotted the inmate at the trailer, who then jumped in front of their vehicle. (more...)
Multan panchayat orders rape of alleged rapist's sister Multan panchayat orders rape of alleged rapist's sister
- July 28, 2017

According to the details of the incident provided, the event took place in Multan's Muzaffarabad area where members of a panchayat ordered the horrific punishment for the rape case. "First of all, there was the rape, and afterwards when I tried to call the police, I received death threats that I would be killed if I went to a police station", Mai said in 2013. (more...)
Arsenal Unveil New All Blue Away Kit for 2017/2018 Season
- July 28, 2017

Arsenal first incorporated blue into their kit in 1892 and since then it has been featured in numerous away kits over the decades, cementing itself into Arsenal folklore. A packed schedule has seen Arsenal face the likes of the Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Asia, while they are now preparing to play two fixtures in the Emirates Cup this weekend. (more...)
Samsung Pay Might Debut On Other High End Non-Samsung Smartphones Samsung Pay Might Debut On Other High End Non-Samsung Smartphones
- July 28, 2017

According to marketing research firm Juniper , Samsung Pay had about 34 million customers as of earlier this year. The first option is to provide the OEMs with a specialised chipset that it uses on its lineups like Note and Galaxy to support MST payments . (more...)
Lok Sabha takes up IIM Bill Lok Sabha takes up IIM Bill
- July 28, 2017

The Minister said the government's focus is to transform higher education in India and that "we are moving in that direction". "It is petty of the government to stoop so low", Tharoor said. The Minister, however, did not propose to bring in an "explicit provision" in the Bill for the IIMs to implement reservation in appointment of faculties even though numerous members including one from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party demanded for it while participating in a discussion on the Bill in Lok ... (more...)
10-year-old Cleveland girl missing 10-year-old Cleveland girl missing
- July 28, 2017

Her mother returned to the soccer field to look for her when she did not return home by 8:40 p.m. She was supposed to be walking toward the Occee Middle School soccer field, police said. Medina is described as a Hispanic girl with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information about Yazmin Medina's whereabouts, please call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND. (more...)
United Kingdom downplays South China Sea deployment United Kingdom downplays South China Sea deployment
- July 28, 2017

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea at a time of rising tensions between China and the US، a move likely to anger Beijing، according to "Press TV". The ABC revealed last week the Australian Defence Force had detected a Chinese spy ship close to the Queensland coast during joint military exercises with the USA, known as Talisman Sabre. (more...)

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