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Virginia's tax-free holiday weekend begins Friday Virginia's tax-free holiday weekend begins Friday
- August 01, 2017

The exemption period will begin at one minute after midnight on Friday, August 4, and will end one minute before midnight on Sunday, August 6. What items qualify to be tax free? Qualifying school supplies must cost $20 or less each, and qualified clothing and footwear must cost $100 or less per item. (more...)
Scaramucci incorrectly listed as dead in Harvard Law alumni directory Scaramucci incorrectly listed as dead in Harvard Law alumni directory
- August 01, 2017

After White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was sacked after only 10 days on the job, some late-night comedians had a hard time bidding adieu to one of the most animate personalities of President Donald Trump's administration. (more...)
Honolulu pedestrians banned from using phones when crossing road Honolulu pedestrians banned from using phones when crossing road
- August 01, 2017

City of Honolulu Council Member Brandon Elefante tells Raf Epstein the Distracted Walking Bill has been met with overwhelming support. Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the law was necessary because Honolulu has the "unfortunate distinction" of having more people be slammed into by cars than nearly any other city in the US. (more...)
Leo Varadkar set to attend Belfast Pride breakfast Leo Varadkar set to attend Belfast Pride breakfast
- August 01, 2017

Mr Varadkar said the main reason he was going North on Friday was to meet the leaders of the Northern parties, to make a speech at Queen's University Belfast and to meet business, union and civil society leaders. "In the end Northern Ireland is a separate jurisdiction, decisions about the law in Northern Ireland are made by the Executive, and what we are focused on are not parades in Belfast, it's on getting the Executive up and running". (more...)
Netherland thieves 'used van to rob iPhones from moving truck' Netherland thieves 'used van to rob iPhones from moving truck'
- August 01, 2017

When searching the cottage they stayed in, the police found about half a million euros worth of iPhones, as well as a van specially equipped for this type of cargo robbery. He finished by saying that they finally have the evidence, with the van and the products stolen. The suspects are expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday, August 1. (more...)
Euro 2017, Netherlands - England: how and where to watch Euro 2017, Netherlands - England: how and where to watch
- August 01, 2017

Sampson's side will next face the Netherlands in Thursday's semi-final. Sampson nevertheless is convinced his side are prepared for anything - including penalties - having made impressive progress through the tournament. Popular girl group Little Mix are leading the campaign to support the England women's team as they prepare to kick off at this summer's European Championship. (more...)
Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants
- August 01, 2017

Meanwhile, Islamist militants in the southern Philippines have beheaded seven local loggers they kidnapped last week police said yesterday. Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said there are only 60 militants left in Marawi, confined to a one square kilometer area. (more...)
HighTower Advisors LLC Invests $294000 in Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG)
- August 01, 2017

FMR LLC now owns 1,912,083 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $20,503,000 after buying an additional 35,000 shares during the last quarter. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with "Buy" on Thursday, September 17. Furthermore on 10/22/15 Canaccord Genuity "Upgrades" the stock to Speculative Buy. (more...)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) Stake Increased by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) Stake Increased by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
- August 01, 2017

It has outperformed by 1.87% the S&P500. Americafirst Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Chevron Corporation during the first quarter valued at $140,000. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, January 13. Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for Chevron Corporation (CVX) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. (more...)
Menon's councel term Swamy's PIL as 'Publicity Interest Litigation — Sunanda Pushkar case Menon's councel term Swamy's PIL as 'Publicity Interest Litigation — Sunanda Pushkar case
- August 01, 2017

Sunanda, wife of Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor was found dead in Room No. 345 of Hotel Leela Palace in 2014. They were on the mat, ANI quoted Subramanian Swamy as saying. The police, meanwhile, said approvals to send these devices to their manufacturers overseas for chip-level retrieval were being obtained from the authorities. (more...)
New technology to prevent hot auto deaths New technology to prevent hot auto deaths
- August 01, 2017

Phoenix police are investigating the deaths of two children, both left alone in separate cars for hours over the weekend in triple-digit temperatures. "Today's announcement of Senate introduction of S. 1666, the HOT CARS Act of 2017, brings us another step closer to solving this deadly problem once and for all". (more...)
Peabody Firefighter Struck, Killed By Driver While Biking In Beverly
- August 01, 2017

Peabody Firefighters Local 925 identified the victim as Dan Pimenta. The department said Pimenta leaves behind a loving wife and two children. The Salem News reports that he was diagnosed with the disease 25 years ago. The crash occurred early Sunday morning. He was taken to Beverly Hospital, where he died of his injuries. According to CBS Boston , the driver stayed on the scene. (more...)
Anbang says has no plans to sell overseas assets Anbang says has no plans to sell overseas assets
- August 01, 2017

Anbang said in June that its chairman was temporarily unable to fulfil his duties, hours after Chinese magazine Caijing reported that the chairman had been taken away for investigation. Anbang was among the most prominent of Chinese insurers that went on a buying binge across the globe, fueled by soaring sales of investment-type insurance policies, Bloomberg said. (more...)
Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to gun charges in Holland Tunnel case Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to gun charges in Holland Tunnel case
- August 01, 2017

Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years with no parole for a year, but under Cramsey's plea deal his attorney can apply for a probationary sentence that wouldn't include prison. The sticking point seemed to be Cramsey's neon-painted sport utility vehicle, which police seized during the arrest. "I would never turn down somebody for help", Mr. (more...)
Extra Airport Security In Oz After Terror Plot Foiled Extra Airport Security In Oz After Terror Plot Foiled
- August 01, 2017

He said security had been increased at all major worldwide and domestic airports around Australia . Turnbull said the plot seemed to be carefully planned and was likely not the work of a lone wolf. Airlines and airports are urging travellers to limit their luggage and arrive earlier for domestic and worldwide flights, as tougher security measures prompt concerns of travel delays across Australia. (more...)
79.2% Of Devon Energy Corporation (DVN) Is Owned By Hedge Funds
- August 01, 2017

Also, SVP Catherine M. Reynolds sold 10,246 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 8th. These holdings make up 73.84% of the company's outstanding shares. The firm has "Accumulate" rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Johnson Rice. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 26 with "Buy". In other news, Vice Chairman Thomas J. (more...)
Family of 12-year-old cheerleader who killed herself SUE the school district for NOT intervening after being told the girl was suffering from repeated online bullying Family of 12-year-old cheerleader who killed herself SUE the school district for NOT intervening after being told the girl was suffering from repeated online bullying
- August 01, 2017

Beginning in October 2016, Grossman was subject to "horrible" Snapchat, Instagram and text messages from three to four unnamed classmates stating she was a loser who had no friends, Nagel and the girl's mother, Dianne Grossman, said. In a statement to NJ.com , Nagel's law firm alleges the schools "gross negligence" for doing nothing to stop the messages despite Diane's repeated pleas for help to the administrators at Copeland Middle School. (more...)
2 tires strike cruiser; police now looking for tractor-trailer 2 tires strike cruiser; police now looking for tractor-trailer
- August 01, 2017

Scary moment for one State Police trooper working detail on the highway this morning in Sturbridge. Massachusetts State Police are seeking help in identifying a tractor-trailer that damaged a cruiser early Monday morning. According to Massachusetts State Police, the driver of the tractor-trailer fled the scene following the crash. State Police are asking anyone who was driving in the area at the time-or anyone who spots a tractor-trailer missing two tires-to contact them. (more...)
Jordan in response to Jewish Temple Mount visits: Jordan in response to Jewish Temple Mount visits: "extremists invaded al-Aqsa"
- August 01, 2017

More were expected to visit later in the day when the site reopens to visitors, Haaretz reported, citing Jewish Temple Mount activists. Safadi made these statements during an assembly of foreign ministers of the Islamic countries in Turkey. (more...)
Duterte summons Faeldon amid shabu mess in Customs Duterte summons Faeldon amid shabu mess in Customs
- August 01, 2017

Dominguez said the President told Faeldon to continue fulfilling his mandate, even after some lawmakers sought his resignation following the multi-billion peso shipment of smuggled illegal drugs. Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, Sr., however, pointed out that of EMT Trading's 524 entries, 484 shipments were classified under the green lane. Tan is actually the man behind the shipment. (more...)
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) Reviewed By Analysts
- August 01, 2017

Schnitzer Steel Industries , Inc., launched on July 30, 1946, is a recycler of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, including end-of-life vehicles, and a manufacturer of finished steel products. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 26th. (NASDAQ:SCHN) for 98,820 shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. (more...)
Abdul Basit rejects Indian allegations against Hurriyat leadership Abdul Basit rejects Indian allegations against Hurriyat leadership
- August 01, 2017

Such allegations were made in the past as well but nobody could substantiate or prove them. "I'm confident this time, too, all these allegations would dissipate". "So, our democracy is strengthening by the day". Basit, who was set to retire from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April 2018, had "submitted an application to former Prime Minister Sharif for his early retirement which was accepted", Geo News had reported. (more...)
Trump's Former Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Has Been Fired - Again Trump's Former Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Has Been Fired - Again
- August 01, 2017

OANN CEO Robert Herring declined to comment further but didn't deny that Lewandowski was sacked when contacted by the Beast. But when asked if he had reason to deny the nature of The Daily Beast's report-which said that Lewandowski had been fired-Herring said: "I have none whatsoever". (more...)
BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd Invests $201000 in Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (LNCE)
- August 01, 2017

Overall, volume was down 93.79% under the stocks normal daily volume. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 21,486 shares. It has outperformed by 6.09% the S&P500. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 31 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies Group LLC set a $44.00 price target on shares of Snyder's-Lance and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday. (more...)
Retired Military Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Transgender Troop Ban Retired Military Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Transgender Troop Ban
- August 01, 2017

But transgender troops are already serving openly in the military . The Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, were not aware Trump planned to tweet about a ban on transgender service members, three USA defense officials told CNN Wednesday, an indication that top military leaders across all four service branches were blindsided by the President's announcement. (more...)
Committee set up to deliberate on data protection framework, SC told Committee set up to deliberate on data protection framework, SC told
- August 01, 2017

While several petitioners including Karnataka High Court judge Justice K.S. Puttaswamy and Magsaysay Award victor Shanta Sinha and researcher Kalyani Sen have challenged the validity of the Aadhaar scheme in the Supreme Court, the government has maintained that Aadhaar could not be used a tool for surveillance. (more...)
China to endorse South China Sea code of conduct China to endorse South China Sea code of conduct
- August 01, 2017

Foreign ministers and delegates from ASEAN member states are expected to arrive in Manila beginning Wednesday for a series of meetings, including ones with officials from ASEAN dialogue partners, which also include Russia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the European Union. (more...)
Government embarrassed in Rajya Sabha over Backward Classes Bill Government embarrassed in Rajya Sabha over Backward Classes Bill
- August 01, 2017

While Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was away at Beijing, and Smriti Irani in flood-hit Banaskantha, may escape Shah's wrath, several truant MPs may find it hard to explain how they remained absent for an important consideration and voting of a Bill. (more...)
Same sex marriages now allowed on Bermuda ships Same sex marriages now allowed on Bermuda ships
- August 01, 2017

This comes four years after gay marriage was legalised in the United Kingdom in 2014, but marriage remains altogether forbidden at sea under United Kingdom law. P&O's Paul Ludlow said: "I am delighted that, following the much-anticipated change in the legalities, we are now the first British cruise line to be able to arrange same-sex weddings on board". (more...)
One Cong, five TMC candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha One Cong, five TMC candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha
- August 01, 2017

According to several CPI (M) leaders, this cancellation has occurred because of All India Trinamool Congress leaders, whom they say played their hand in not allowing Bhattacharya to contest the elections. Addressing a press conference, Left Front chairman Biman Bose, had said, "We were forced to field our candidate because Congress - as discussed - did not field a candidate of common choice in consultation with us". (more...)