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Israel begins massive drills with anti-Hezbollah simulations Israel begins massive drills with anti-Hezbollah simulations
- September 05, 2017

In contrast to Israel's recent wars, such as the 2006 Second Lebanon War and the 2014 Gaza war, known as Operation Protective Edge, which had vaguely defined goals, in the drill scenario the cabinet tells the armed forces to vanquish Hezbollah . (more...)
Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom' Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom'
- September 05, 2017

Putin's not talking about Donald Trump here, or even Barack Obama, who once notoriously said , "I don't know what the term is in Austrian". Putin apparently came up with the 155 figure because he said that 155 of Russia's staff in the United States were "not really diplomats" but part of its UN mission in NY. (more...)
Italy's Giampiero Ventura sure of World Cup qualification despite Spain loss Italy's Giampiero Ventura sure of World Cup qualification despite Spain loss
- September 05, 2017

With Italy facing the prospect of a playoff to reach the finals, Tavecchio told local media it would "go against history" if they did not make it to Russian Federation and he had spoken to FIFA chief Gianni Infantino about reviewing the qualifying system. (more...)
Campbell Soup Company (CPB)
- September 05, 2017

Shares of Campbell Soup ( NYSE CPB ) traded down 1.73% during trading on Friday, hitting $45.40. It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500. Motco now owns 2,130 shares of the company's stock valued at $111,000 after acquiring an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Ex-bureaucrats' inclusion in new cabinet shows PM doesn't trust colleagues: Congress Ex-bureaucrats' inclusion in new cabinet shows PM doesn't trust colleagues: Congress
- September 05, 2017

Reacting to her appointment, Former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters, "Very excellent, well thought-out decision". They "come from varied walks of life, bringing in their unique professional perspective and proficiency to the Union council of ministers ". Arun Jaitley would continue to handle the key portfolio of finance while Power minister Piyush Goyal was on Sunday given the charge of the railway ministry. (more...)
3 kayakers from Pa. missing on Lake Ontario 3 kayakers from Pa. missing on Lake Ontario
- September 05, 2017

They were in green, red and blue kayaks, and were last seen paddling offshore into the lake. The three kayakers, who are from Pennsylvania, had been visiting the twin's grandfather's house in Barker with their 18-year-old friend, State Police Lt. (more...)
Trump hails hurricane relief efforts as he visits Texas Trump hails hurricane relief efforts as he visits Texas
- September 05, 2017

Some residents have been allowed to return to their homes but flood waters are still rising in other areas. Also in attendance today were Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, General John Kelly, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. (more...)
President Trump Is Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief President Trump Is Donating $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief
- September 05, 2017

Further, the Small Business Administration will receive $450 million to assist affected businesses. Republicans are signaling that they may link the unpopular debt limit increase to Harvey relief. Trump has not decided which organization he will donate to, but the funds will go to parts of Texas and parts of Louisiana. "[You] have been doing a lot of reporting into the groups and organisations that are best and most effective in helping and providing aid. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: Trump offers 'full resources' in call with Florida Gov. Scott Hurricane Irma: Trump offers 'full resources' in call with Florida Gov. Scott
- September 05, 2017

Irma formed in the Atlantic Ocean late last month and quickly intensified, with meteorologists fearing the storm could become a Category 5 storm and make landfall, leaving destruction and catastrophe in its path. Residents in other East Coast states, including Georgia and North Carolina, were also warned to be prepared for the incoming hurricane, as it may alter its course over the next few days. (more...)
Peace, tranquility at border must for healthy ties: Xi-Modi bilateral talk Peace, tranquility at border must for healthy ties: Xi-Modi bilateral talk
- September 05, 2017

This was the first meeting between the Chinese President and the Indian Prime Minister after the conclusion of the border row. Meanwhile, the leaders strongly deplored the latest nuclear test conducted by North Korea in the Xiamen Declaration . (more...)
How Vols staged wonderful rally in 42-41 OT win How Vols staged wonderful rally in 42-41 OT win
- September 05, 2017

Yellow Jackets freshman kicker Shawn Davis missed two field-goal triess, including a 36-yarder that was partially blocked as time expired in regulation. Together, they set up a Kelly touchdown late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 28 with less than two minutes left in regulation. Dormady, who was making his first start as a Vol, went 20-for-37 for 221 passing yards a pair of touchdowns. (more...)
Top Indian Army Generals Survive Ladakh Chopper Crash Top Indian Army Generals Survive Ladakh Chopper Crash
- September 05, 2017

The agency also reported that the senior commanders were onboard and all crew members were safe after the accident. All on board the chopper, including 2 top officers, are safe. The Dhruv Helicopter is a utility helicopter developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident, The Hindu reported. (more...)
N. Korean test may have been hydrogen bomb N. Korean test may have been hydrogen bomb
- September 05, 2017

On Aug. 5, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved sanctions that could cost North Korea $1 billion in export revenues, but additional tools for punishing North Korea are limited. The measures would ensure that "anybody that wants to do trade or business with them will be prevented from doing trade or business with us", he said on "Fox News Sunday". (more...)
Katy Perry spends holiday weekend paddleboarding with Orlando Bloom Katy Perry spends holiday weekend paddleboarding with Orlando Bloom
- September 05, 2017

The pair continue to fuel rumours over their relationship and were this time seen spending time at a beach and going paddle boarding (sorry ladies, not in the buff this time). They both love the outdoors". The 32-year-old pop star wore a stripy bikini while the 40-year-old British actor went topless showing off his toned physique. (more...)
Kenyan President Tells Supreme Court He Is Still In Charge
- September 05, 2017

Chebukati said opposition leader Raila Odinga along with his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and President Uhuru Kenyatta along with his running mate William Ruto shall be the only candidates. "Sell-side pressure has spilled over into this week and the market, with just one or two exceptions, is a sea of red". After initially appearing to accept the decision, Kenyatta asserted there was a problem with the judiciary and he was going to fix it. (more...)
Europe rights court backs employee fired over private messages Europe rights court backs employee fired over private messages
- September 05, 2017

A Romanian court ruled in 2016 that the firm was within its rights but this has now been overturned. The case revolves around messages sent by Barbulescu over the Yahoo messenging platform, which the software engineer was required to use to liaise with clients. (more...)
EU-Vertreter beklagt geringe Fortschritte in Gesprächen EU-Vertreter beklagt geringe Fortschritte in Gesprächen
- September 05, 2017

Der Brexit-Chefunterhändler der EU, Michel Barnier , hat den Druck auf die britische Regierung deutlich erhöht. Brexit-Minister Davis und der EU-freundlichere Finanzminister Philip Hammond haben hingegen in jüngster Zeit eine Übergangsphase von mehreren Jahren in Aussicht gestellt, in der Zollunion und Binnenmarkt weiterhin gelten könnten. (more...)
Trump asks for initial $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief Trump asks for initial $7.85 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief
- September 05, 2017

O'Keefe points out that this program is "fraught with real emotional firepower" and very tricky for many Republicans who represent districts with heavy Latino populations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said late Friday that his chamber of Congress planned to act expeditiously on the request. The plan is still tentative, but the White House signaled it's on board with the idea. (more...)
Trump donates $1M to Harvey relief efforts Trump donates $1M to Harvey relief efforts
- September 05, 2017

The remainder of the emergency funding request, about $450 million, will go to the Small Business Administration, which is doling out disaster recovery loans to homes and businesses damaged by the storm. But in order to borrow, Congress first has to raise the government's debt ceiling. Mulvaney urged Congress to act "expeditiously to ensure that the debt ceiling does not affect these critical response and recovery efforts". (more...)
Fast food workers Fight for $15
- September 05, 2017

People march on the Las Vegas Strip during a Fight for $15 event in Las Vegas, on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela disagrees. "We need something to live on", said 27-year-old Tay Polite, on strike from her job at McDonald's in the city's Midway district. "Our families are struggling out here", said Carnes. (more...)
France frustrated as Luxembourg hold on for 0-0 draw France frustrated as Luxembourg hold on for 0-0 draw
- September 05, 2017

His opposite number Luc Holtz labelled the result as "historic", saying: "A point against a top team is extremely rare". Griezmann smacked a 30-yard free-kick off the bar five minutes before half-time while Paul Pogba saw a header rebound off the frame of the goal late on. (more...)
Governor Inslee declares State of Emergency due to fire danger Governor Inslee declares State of Emergency due to fire danger
- September 05, 2017

A wildfire in central Washington state has crossed the border into Canada. KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2wvXSWB ) that families around the town of Cle Elum, about 83 miles (133 kilometers) southeast of Seattle, were still being evacuated due to the so-called Jolly Mountain fire . (more...)
Trillanes files own ethics complaint vs Gordon Trillanes files own ethics complaint vs Gordon
- September 05, 2017

The President said the two can even go to court if they are cited for contempt for failure to answer questions in the Senate investigation. Gordon reiterated that contrary to Trillanes' claim, he is not leading a "committee de abswelto " and merely wanted more evidence to call for their presence. (more...)
Caitlyn Jenner Not Talking to Kim ... It's a 'Big Loss' Caitlyn Jenner Not Talking to Kim ... It's a 'Big Loss'
- September 05, 2017

According to the Daily Mail, Caitlyn Jenner has recently come forward with claims that the Kardashian's do not support her new lifestyle. " Caitlyn Jenner in GMB saying about how she doesn't talk to the Kardashians. Despite their ongoing issues, Jenner said that Kardashian still means a lot to her. Where Kendall opted to stay silent, Kim spoke up for Kendall in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , revealing: 'We're not flawless, but you see these things in the media, like ... (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton: Miami Marlins slugger hits 53rd homer, shatters $50k camera lens Giancarlo Stanton: Miami Marlins slugger hits 53rd homer, shatters $50k camera lens
- September 05, 2017

In the bottom of the fifth inning, with the Marlins down 3-1 to the Washington Nationals , Stanton chose to take matters into his own hands to try and close the deficit that the hometown team faced midway through the game. Stanton went 1-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI, a walk and a strikeout in the loss. According to the Miami Herald, keeping Stanton could mean getting rid of a number of quality players to lower the payroll. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi to visit Maharashtra Rahul Gandhi to visit Maharashtra
- September 05, 2017

The reason, he said, was that the much-touted "model of development" in the state had "failed". He said that traders in Gujarat were worst affected by the GST envisaged by the BJP. "We need real, hard-working, honest grassroots people". The young leaders also complained that senior leaders in the party were often infighting and worked against party candidates in polls. (more...)
Rare white 'translucent' lobster caught by ME fisherman Rare white 'translucent' lobster caught by ME fisherman
- September 05, 2017

Lobsters, if you think about it, are some of the strangest. The crustacean that Todd caught on August 24 has a ghostly pale blue color but the lobster looks nearly transparent. Todd's catch, according to the Association, "probably has a genetic condition called Leucism". As indicated by Canada's Global News , the odds of finding a pale skinned person lobster are evaluated to be one of every one hundred million. (more...)
Judge to rule on white nationalist's speech at university Judge to rule on white nationalist's speech at university
- September 05, 2017

The request came after a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched at the University of Virginia on Friday and a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville turned into a deadly riot. Banning campus space for Spencer's speech because of potential violence by antifa "constitutes unconstitutional content discrimination in the form of a heckler's veto", the suit says. (more...)
Germany crush Norway 6-0 in World Cup qualifier Germany crush Norway 6-0 in World Cup qualifier
- September 05, 2017

This was the first time that such chants had been heard from fans at a national team game, matches that are rarely attended by ultras who often have little interest in worldwide football. Werner came off to a standing ovation in Stuttgart, a far cry from the jeers and verbal abuse he suffered at the hands of German fans in Prague last Friday. (more...)
Four alleged UK neo-Nazis arrested over suspected links to terrorism Four alleged UK neo-Nazis arrested over suspected links to terrorism
- September 05, 2017

Britain's Ministry of Defence confirmed that the four men are serving members of the army. "This is now the subject of a civilian police investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further". It was outlawed in December 2016 by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who has the power to ban groups under United Kingdom terror laws. The official register says it was established in 2013 and has branches across the United Kingdom which "conduct provocative street demonstrations and stunts aimed at ... (more...)