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Lebanese director faces military tribunal for shooting film in Israel Lebanese director faces military tribunal for shooting film in Israel
- September 11, 2017

The film caused backlash while it was still being shot, and its screening was banned in Lebanon despite the fact that its subject matter is critical of Israel. However, in a statement to Annahar , the filmmaker explained that he hadn't been arrested but had both his Lebanese and French passports confiscated. (more...)
Brazil Probes Possible Killings of 'uncontacted' Tribe Brazil Probes Possible Killings of 'uncontacted' Tribe
- September 11, 2017

Those killed were part of one of 103 tribes in Brazil regarded as "uncontacted", defined by the London-based activist organization Survival Unlimited as having "no peaceful contact with anyone in the mainstream or dominant society". The case of several uncontacted Indians who were killed in February still remains open. Funai is Brazil's agency for indigenous affairs and its budget was recently cut under President Michel Temer . (more...)
Trump's debt limit deal with Democrats leaves Republicans fuming Trump's debt limit deal with Democrats leaves Republicans fuming
- September 11, 2017

Unfortunately, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has to deal with unyielding factions within his chamber. "It's very hard to hard to vote on a budget resolution, which has as its sole objective to move tax reform, when you don't know what tax reform looks like", said Representative Dave Brat, a House Freedom Caucus member from Virginia. (more...)
Dalai Lama gives talk in Londonderry Dalai Lama gives talk in Londonderry
- September 11, 2017

He also said there was "too much war, fear, distrust and anger" and branded global warming a "major disaster". The Tibetan spiritual leader also said he was an admirer of the European Union and urged Russian Federation to join the bloc. His Holiness became patron of the charity after meeting and becoming friends with founder Richard Moore from Derry, who was blinded by a soldier when he was a boy. (more...)
EPS for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Expected At $1.99 EPS for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Expected At $1.99
- September 11, 2017

It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc decreased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 0.26% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Jefferies Limited Company holds 93,091 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, September 30. (more...)
Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA
- September 11, 2017

Several research analysts have commented on SQM shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sociedad Quimica y Minera from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Friday, September 30th. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -5.01% and stays -5.67% away from its 50 days moving average. (more...)
Minnesota is the happiest state Minnesota is the happiest state
- September 11, 2017

According to a new study from Wallethub , Utah ranks as the second happiest state in the nation. On the other end of the stick lie Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, not-so-OK Oklahoma and, lastly, nearly heaven West Virginia. Compared to other states, California residents have low rates of depression and play a lot of sports, which offsets one of the lowest rates of income growth. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Passing Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic With Eye on Florida Hurricane Irma Passing Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic With Eye on Florida
- September 11, 2017

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Virginia National Guard, the Virginia State Police, and other state agencies have already begun preparations for the impacts of Hurricane Irma. Along with heavy winds from the storm, the metro area will see 3 to 5 inches of rain. Irma's center is forecast to enter southern Georgia far inland Monday and plow northward as a tropical storm or depression. (more...)
United States urges Myanmar to give access to Rakhine crisis area United States urges Myanmar to give access to Rakhine crisis area
- September 11, 2017

Burma's leader Aung San Suu Kyi blamed fake news and a misinformation campaign for fuelling a crisis that the United Nations says has now pushed more than 125,000 minority Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh with tales of atrocities at the hands of security forces, reported The Independent . (more...)
Japan, US Conduct Joint Drill Over East China Sea Japan, US Conduct Joint Drill Over East China Sea
- September 11, 2017

According to U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Air Force bombers deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, to participate in the exercises. Immediately after the nuclear test, the United States dispatched F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and B-1B bombers, along with Japanese ASDF and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-15 fighters for a major show of force. (more...)
Trump Using Hurricanes As A Pitch For Tax Reform Trump Using Hurricanes As A Pitch For Tax Reform
- September 11, 2017

Jordan said he hoped Republicans will do better in the next round of talks on the debt ceiling in December. "Frankly, what options did the president have?" In an interview on " Fox News Sunday ", the conservative OH lawmaker was critical of the deal that linked government spending and hurricane relief - and said Congress hold have stayed in Washington in August to work on the debt ceiling. (more...)
Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can't Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can't Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State
- September 11, 2017

While the rules are decidedly unchill, early regulations from the Bureau of Cannabis Control will help prove the state is being careful to avoid becoming a complete Wild Westworld of robots screwing up weed deliveries. Thousands of rules here govern everything from seed to weed to delivery. Vehicles used for delivery must have a dedicated, active Global Positioning System device that enables the dispensary to identify the geographic location of the vehicle during delivery. (more...)
Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited
- September 11, 2017

Several state party leaders informed Shah of the difficulties that the party is facing at the grassroot level in the state. "He has asked us to hit back whenever the Trinamool commits atrocities and not get disheartened". Otherwise they would not be able to win any election. Sources said that Shah expressed his dissatisfaction at stories of BJP workers being attacked by TMC cadres. (more...)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused "to remain silent" on San Suu Kyi
- September 11, 2017

At an event to send off two military planes transporting 12 tonnes of aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, he also said he will raise the Rohingya issue with United States President Donald Trump when he visits the U.S. "They are not created to travel on this rough sea, they are taking long detour". Protesters criticised Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and called for her Nobel Prize to be withdrawn. (more...)
John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio John Oliver on the Implications of Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio
- September 11, 2017

Oliver then ran through a montage of Trump's promises on issues including trade, infrastructure, Middle East policy, and replacing Obamacare - all of which included some variant on the phrase "people will be happy". Trump might not fully grasp the details of the steps he was about to take. "Is it Asian fusion or wet cement?" Trump is "all over the place", Oliver concluded. (more...)
Hurricane Irma leaves Miami looking like you've never seen it before Hurricane Irma leaves Miami looking like you've never seen it before
- September 11, 2017

Lee County said state and local Department of Transportation inspectors would check out the causeways to the coastal islands early Monday - and warned that "due to Hurricane Irma's significant wave action, the Sanibel Causeway may have been impacted". (more...)
Crews to search for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida Keys Crews to search for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida Keys
- September 11, 2017

The company closed Turkey Point's Unit 3 on Saturday as Irma approached the coast but decided not shut Unit 4 at that time because the hurricane track shifted away from the plant toward the western part of the Florida Peninsula. "We don't have a comprehensive insight into what the damage is", Bryan Koon, Florida director of Emergency Management said late Sunday. At least 30 deaths are already attributable to the storm. (more...)
Trump's Interior Sec Supports Leaving Confederate Monuments To 'Learn From Them' Trump's Interior Sec Supports Leaving Confederate Monuments To 'Learn From Them'
- September 11, 2017

Kilmeade's question comes from a place of incredibly willful ignorance of why people are protesting Confederate memorials and the like. "We can learn from it", Zinke told the Fox News crew. "Since we don't put of statues of Jesus, everyone's going fall morally short". "I'm an advocate of learning from our monuments, understanding the period that they were made", Zinke said. (more...)
Storm surge inundating Battery in downtown Charleston Storm surge inundating Battery in downtown Charleston
- September 11, 2017

A high wind watch was issued for parts of the Midlands, however according to the National Weather Service in Columbia, this should be treated as a tropical storm watch. They say they will only go on calls if a supervisor allows them because conditions are too unsafe. It continues to be a weather threat to the southeast, including some possible effects here in SC. (more...)
Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy
- September 11, 2017

NATO's Resolute Support mission said the wounded service members were taken to the Bagram hospital for treatment. Almost 16 years after the United States led a coalition there to topple the Taliban from power, NATO-led forces and the Afghanistan government have struggled to stabilize the country and push back against pressure from militants like the Taliban and ISIS. (more...)
Secret Service Orders Media to Clear White House Grounds Secret Service Orders Media to Clear White House Grounds
- September 11, 2017

The Secret Service said on Twitter that it has detained two people for throwing unknown objects over the fence. NBC News' Peter Alexander reported earlier that a yoga mat and a sign were the items tossed over the fence, but the Secret Service later clarified that the other object was a notebook. (more...)
Trump wants Supreme Court to keep his travel ban regulations for refugees Trump wants Supreme Court to keep his travel ban regulations for refugees
- September 11, 2017

In his filing, acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall said DOJ was only asking for a stay for the lower court ruling as it applies to the refugees. The 9th Circuit also said in its opinion that the government could not ban grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members of a person in the US from entering the country. (more...)
Jewish Family Attacked in France Jewish Family Attacked in France
- September 11, 2017

Mr Pinto, who is head of a group called Siona that is committed to "defending the Jewish people and the State of Israel", said they were specifically targeted due to their religion. Neighbours of the Pinto's, who include members of other vulnerable religions and ethnic minorities, have also reported burglaries in recent days. (more...)
Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up Irma now a Tropical Storm, local wind and rain picking up
- September 11, 2017

Highs in the mid 70s. 2 AM - 8 AM - Gradual improvement in the Upstate and northeast Georgia as rain intensity and wind relax. Wind gusts of 30 miles per hour possible. This means areas along and west of I-77. One to three inches of rain for much of the Piedmont, with some locally high amounts possible. We saw this with Hurricane Ivan in 2004. (more...)
Shoals expected to feel Irma impact today Shoals expected to feel Irma impact today
- September 11, 2017

Locally, we are watching the storm for potential impacts for MS by late Monday through Wednesday - but we will not see the major hurricane such as the Florida peninsula will see over the next 24 - 30 hours. Irma will only be a remnant hurricane by the time it arrives in Virginia. Coastal flooding from higher than normal high tides will affect Georgetown County, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina, but a storm surge watch is yet to be issued for the county. (more...)
Netanyahu begins four-day tour in Latin America Netanyahu begins four-day tour in Latin America
- September 11, 2017

This visit will strengthen our economic, security and technological ties with Latin America and it constitutes a continuation of the strengthening of Israel's global position, a systematic process that we are successfully leading, " said Netanyahu upon his departure. (more...)
Hurricane makes second Florida landfall Hurricane makes second Florida landfall
- September 11, 2017

The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm from a hurricane to tropical storm Monday morning as it reached the northern parts of the state. Much of eastern Alabama and coastal SC also were under tropical storm warnings as Irma pummeled Florida, weakening on its march northward. (more...)
One-two punch from Harvey, Irma will be costly One-two punch from Harvey, Irma will be costly
- September 11, 2017

The storm, which is trailed in the Atlantic Ocean by Category 4 storm Jose, has forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate from Coconut Grove and areas around downtown, Brickell, Little Haiti and the Miami River. "I don't want to be political but the fact of the matter is that this is a lesson that we need protection from nature", he said. A Republican serving out the final two months of his time as Miami's chief executive, Regalado is now campaigning for a $400 million general ... (more...)
Brighton's Grand Hotel EVACUATED over bomb threat as police swoop Brighton's Grand Hotel EVACUATED over bomb threat as police swoop
- September 11, 2017

The police also evacuated the Brighton Centre , which is now hosting the Trades Union Congress. Back in October 1984, five people were killed at the hotel, which sits on the city's seafront, when the IRA's Patrick Magee planted a bomb there during the Conservative Party conference. (more...)
Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires Mitt Romney planning to run for Senate if Orrin Hatch retires
- September 11, 2017

UtahPolicy.com reports that sources close to Mr. Romney say he's making preparations to run, but some say Mr. Hatch likely won't make a decision on whether he'll run for another term until the end of the year. Romney will not be the only Republican to jump into the race if Hatch chooses to step down. Mitt Romney is reportedly ready to jump back into politics. (more...)

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