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More than 50 Virginia Red Cross volunteers headed to Texas More than 50 Virginia Red Cross volunteers headed to Texas
- September 07, 2017

Harvey made landfall for a second time Wednesday with high winds, rain and flash floods in the cities of Port Arthur and Beaumont. As officials were only beginning to assess the widespread damage across the region and as rescue flights and boat missions continued through parts of the state, President Trump was expected to ask Congress to approve $7.8 billion for disaster relief in the coming days, and $6.7 billion more by the end of the month, White House officials said . (more...)
Idaho ACT scores drop, but still top national averages Idaho ACT scores drop, but still top national averages
- September 07, 2017

In comparison, 54 percent of graduates who were not underserved showed strong readiness for college. Only 4 percent of graduates expressed interest in an education major. "Increasing access to college readiness exams provides more students the opportunity to discover their college potential", Caddell said. The majority of underserved students, including 81 percent of test-takers having all three characteristics, reached only one or none of the benchmarks. (more...)
Maneka Gandhi expresses concern over deaths caused by Blue Whale game Maneka Gandhi expresses concern over deaths caused by Blue Whale game
- September 07, 2017

Cops rescued Alexander, who hails from Neravy, on Tuesday. The IICs/OICs have been instructed to quickly respond to reports associated with the on line game and take immediate steps to identify the links/mobile applications/web based applications containing Blue Whale Challenge game and furnish the same to the CID crime branch for taking prompt steps in removing those links from the Internet . (more...)
Indonesians rescued from Abu Sayyaf Indonesians rescued from Abu Sayyaf
- September 07, 2017

The Philippine troops rescued on Thursday two Indonesian men held hostage by Islamist militants in southern Philippine Sulu island since November previous year. The two were abducted in November 2016 "somewhere in the waters of Sabah, Malaysia". Sobejana said the troops were on combat patrol when they encountered 20 bandits led by Abu Sayyaf leader Idang Susukan. (more...)
SSC SI CPO 2017 paper I result declared at ssc SSC SI CPO 2017 paper I result declared at ssc
- September 07, 2017

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Wednesday declared the result of Paper-I examination 2017 for recruitment of Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police , CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF on its official website . Click on the Result tab. The CPO Tier I Results are out alongside the SS CPO Cut Off 2017 for Tier I! Look for your roll number in the pdf. Now, you can check your name in this list. (more...)
North Korea begging for war North Korea begging for war
- September 07, 2017

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations Han Tae Song attends the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The closed state claimed it was an advanced hydrogen bomb, though experts are yet to confirm this. (more...)
Nuclear weapons test, a gift to US, North Korea says Nuclear weapons test, a gift to US, North Korea says
- September 07, 2017

Speaking moments after a BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, Putin also criticised United States diplomacy in the crisis and renewed his call for talks, saying North Korea would not halt its missile testing programme until it felt secure. "There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue". However, Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned that pilling more sanctions on North Korea will be counterproductive and could trigger "a global catastrophe". (more...)
Israel prime minister bars Al-Jazeera journalist from free press seminar Israel prime minister bars Al-Jazeera journalist from free press seminar
- September 07, 2017

Netanyahu also said that legal steps should continue to close the Al-Jazeera offices in Jerusalem and revoke the press cards of Al-Jazeera reporters in Israel. Mr Netanyahu's decision to double down on limiting the freedoms of Al Jazeera's reporters comes after an announcement from the country's communication minister Ayoub Kara last month that the authorities meant to revoke the press credentials of the networks' journalists. (more...)
China protests added missile defense in S. Korea China protests added missile defense in S. Korea
- September 07, 2017

South Korea's Unification Ministry said the government was on the lookout for any signs of radiation. "President Xi would like to do something". "A special measure is urgently needed to stop their recklessness". He said the United Nations should take "necessary measures", but added that sanctions and pressure should spur dialogue and negotiation between the sides toward the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
Bannon Calls on Cohn, Others Against Trump to Resign Bannon Calls on Cohn, Others Against Trump to Resign
- September 07, 2017

A segment of the interview was posted Thursday. A White House aide who was Steve Bannon's deputy is leaving the Trump administration less than three weeks after the former chief strategist was sacked, CNN has learned. Bannon reiterated his position when asked to clarify if he was talking about Cohn. "He has a lot more influence outside of the White House than inside of the White House because Donald Trump will listen to him on '60 Minutes.' Donald Trump will read what he says on ... (more...)
As Mortgage Rates Fall, Refinancing Activity Jumps As Mortgage Rates Fall, Refinancing Activity Jumps
- September 07, 2017

Interest rates on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages dipped from 3.26 percent to 3.14 percent, and points decreased from 0.35 to 0.31. Standard 30 year refinance fixed rate loans at Chase have been listed at 3.750% yielding an April of 3.853%. (more...)
High School Reverses Flag Ban After Student Protest High School Reverses Flag Ban After Student Protest
- September 07, 2017

The school, which is located in Cold Spring, Minnesota, put the ban on all flags in place last spring to prevent students from displaying the Confederate flag . Superintendent Scott Staska said the protest was very respectful, well-organized and positive. "We all made a decision to put American flags on our pickups and cars to show support for America", Thoma said. (more...)
Putin: Trump 'Not My Bride, and I'm Not His Groom'
- September 07, 2017

Moscow had previously ordered the United States to reduce its diplomatic presence to 455 people by September 1, the same number that Russian Federation has in the US. "For a start I will order the foreign ministry to go to court ", he said. "Let us see how the situation develops", he said. The escalating diplomatic spat that began last December when outgoing United States president Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats reflects a downward spiral in relations between the two countries ... (more...)
Trump consults with UK, Australia leaders on North Korea Trump consults with UK, Australia leaders on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

The phone call comes after Trump and his administration's stern warnings to North Korea that further threats would be met with military force, including with a possible nuclear strike. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday , saying it had detonated a hydrogen bomb . A top North Korean diplomat said Tuesday that his country is ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States. (more...)
Imran Niazi has no right to expel anybody from PTI: Ayesha Gulalai Imran Niazi has no right to expel anybody from PTI: Ayesha Gulalai
- September 07, 2017

It is pertinent to mention here that Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq had sent a reference for the de-seating of MNA Ayesha Gulalai to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). "PTI used to say that it would end corruption and not waste taxpayers' money, but its chief minister is constructing a Rs18 million swimming pool", she said, referring to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa CM Pervez Khattak who was in the news earlier this week when media reports emerged that the provincial government had ... (more...)
China's military practices for 'surprise attack' over sea near Korea China's military practices for 'surprise attack' over sea near Korea
- September 07, 2017

Putin said that he and Abe decisively condemned North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to say the U.S.is considering slapping a trade embargo on countries that now do business with North Korea. (more...)
Trump says China agrees with USA on North Korea Trump says China agrees with USA on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

Though he took a more critical view this week, Moon previously raised the notion of military talks between North and South as a way to possibly ease the growing strain. Jens Stoltenberg says North Korea must abandon its nuclear and missile programs and refrain from further testing. But sanctions have not been effective in dealing with Pyongyang. (more...)
North Korea nuclear test caused landslides North Korea nuclear test caused landslides
- September 07, 2017

Punggye-ri in Kilju County, North Hamgyong province site is North Korea's only known nuclear test site. The underground blast on Sunday caused a 6.3-magnitude natural disaster, according to the US Geological Survey, and was followed a few minutes later by another with a magnitude of 4.1, leading to suggestions that the rock over the site had caved in, potentially releasing radioactive material into the atmosphere. (more...)
Eagle Creek Fire prompts release of 600000 hatchery salmon Eagle Creek Fire prompts release of 600000 hatchery salmon
- September 07, 2017

The Eagle Creek wildfire merged Tuesday with the nearby Indian Creek fire, spreading approximately 15 miles and crossing the Columbia River , according to an online update Tuesday night by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. "But it's still a handsome drive through there and it still looks good". Investigators say that the boy, his family and friends have been cooperating with the ongoing investigation. (more...)
Britain's Prince George starts first day of school Britain's Prince George starts first day of school
- September 07, 2017

Britain's Prince George , the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from severe morning sickness. The prince, who is thought to be one of the youngest pupils in the year, will be known as George Cambridge to his classmates. His sister Princess Charlotte, aged two, stayed at home in Kensington Palace. (more...)
Putin urges Trump to avoid hysteria on North Korea Putin urges Trump to avoid hysteria on North Korea
- September 07, 2017

South Korea said earlier in the day it was talking to the United States about deploying aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula after signs North Korea might launch more missiles . But speaking at the closure of the BRICs summit in Beijing - which hosted the leaders of Brazil , India, China and South Africa - Putin said that while Russian Federation condemned North Korea's latest actions, imposing any kind of sanctions would be "useless and ineffective". (more...)
Booking A Domestic Flight? Keep Your Govt ID Ready Booking A Domestic Flight? Keep Your Govt ID Ready
- September 07, 2017

The Central government is unveiling official no-fly list on Friday and it is going to make it mandatory to quote an ID number while booking flight. However, the decision over the acceptance of Voter ID while booking the tickets has not been taken yet, the report said. (more...)
Putin warns North Korea of same fate as Saddam Hussein u Putin warns North Korea of same fate as Saddam Hussein u
- September 07, 2017

Trump said on Twitter on Sunday in response to the North's nuclear test. " North Korea's such nuclear provocation has violated UN Security Council resolutions", he said. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono attended a parliamentary committee session on Tuesday, pledging to "work in close coordination with both the United States and South Korea to urge Russian Federation and China to properly play a role". (more...)
South Korean Leader Asks Russia to Help Stop North Korean Provocations South Korean Leader Asks Russia to Help Stop North Korean Provocations
- September 07, 2017

The announcement dramatically upped the stakes in its standoff with the worldwide community over its banned weapons programmes, which have seen it subjected to seven sets of UN Security Council sanctions so far. Peskov also said that Putin was aware of a USA decision to take over Russian diplomatic property in the United States. "I ask Russian Federation to actively cooperate as this time it is inevitable that North Korea's oil supply should be cut at the least", Moon told Putin. (more...)
NATO urges tougher implementation of North Korea sanctions NATO urges tougher implementation of North Korea sanctions
- September 07, 2017

And though Defense Secretary James Mattis warned of a "massive military response" to any additional threats against the United States or its allies, Trump said Wednesday that military action in North Korea is not his "first choice" after a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (more...)
Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) Position Decreased by Comerica Bank Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) Position Decreased by Comerica Bank
- September 07, 2017

The company's stock had a trading volume of 3,573,733 shares. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Carnival Corporation in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Carnival PLC has 52 week low of 3,298.00GBX and a 52 week high of 5,435.00GBX with a PE ratio of 13.50 and has a market capitalization of 0 GBX. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned -2.76% losses and is up by 23.79% compared with its 200-day moving average of $1.92. (more...)
Air Freshener Causes Car Explosion In Southend B&Q Car Park Air Freshener Causes Car Explosion In Southend B&Q Car Park
- September 07, 2017

Shocked bystander Albert Quixall said on Twitter: 'Just missed witnessing auto explosion near Southend. Very loud bang. Ford Focus doors, windscreen and roof blown out. Experts have since advised against using aerosols in confined spaces. The fire service warned against using an aerosol in a confined space or smoking after use. (more...)
Barbuda government confirms 1 death, near total destruction from Irma Barbuda government confirms 1 death, near total destruction from Irma
- September 07, 2017

In a statement to PEOPLE, Robert De Niro , who is a principal in the Paradise Found Nobu Resort with James Packer (Mariah Carey's ex) in Barbuda , vowed to help the island in. Striking images out of St. Martin, another Caribbean island, showed the devastation wrought by Irma's 185 miles per hour winds. US President Donald Trump mentioned the powerful hurricane in tweets yesterday. (more...)
Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis
- September 07, 2017

North Korea tested a powerful hydrogen bomb Sunday that Pyongyang claimed was compact enough to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. Xi told the US president during their 45-minute call that the North Korean issue must be resolved through "dialogue and consultation". Donald Trump has said that the the United States will not tolerate the actions of North Korea, but said military action ws not his "first choice" after a call with President Xi Jingping of China. (more...)
Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea
- September 07, 2017

Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of weapons tests, the latest a detonation Sunday of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland. Moon earlier met with Putin and urged Moscow to support stronger sanctions, but Putin called for talks with North Korea, saying sanctions are not a solution. (more...)

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