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Top ranking for Sheffield university in Times world list Top ranking for Sheffield university in Times world list
- September 12, 2017

Overall, Stanford University was number one in the graduate employability rankings followed by University of California in Los Angeles and Harvard University. The rankings also indicated UM had a student-to-faculty ratio of 15-to-1, while 74 percent of its freshman class in 2016 were among the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class. (more...)
Putin says North Korea crisis may be 'impossible' to solve Putin says North Korea crisis may be 'impossible' to solve
- September 12, 2017

Without the political and diplomatic tools, it is extremely hard to move the situation around. "The global community must unite in applying the greatest possible pressure on North Korea", Abe said, four days after Pyongyang staged its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, which it described as a "perfect success". (more...)
Outage Maps: Irma Leaves Millions Without Power In Florida Outage Maps: Irma Leaves Millions Without Power In Florida
- September 12, 2017

She said Georgia Power has crews from Georgia , Alabama and MS waiting in three staging areas in Macon, Tifton and Valdosta. Georgia Power Family Services To help its employees focus on safely restoring power for customers and relieve concerns about their own families, Georgia Power has also activated its Family Services volunteers, who are preparing to deploy to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma in anticipation of employee assistance requests. (more...)
Sunny start to work week, then remnants of Irma to bring rain Sunny start to work week, then remnants of Irma to bring rain
- September 12, 2017

As of 8 a.m., Irma was a downgraded to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds at 70 miles per hour. Jacksonville will continue to see hurricane and tropical storm conditions until Monday night, and there will be a chance of scattered showers throughout the rest of the week. (more...)
KCG Holdings Claims $5.71 M Worth Of Shares in Lowe's Companies, KCG Holdings Claims $5.71 M Worth Of Shares in Lowe's Companies,
- September 12, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc owns $5.03 billion in Lowe's Companies, Inc., which represents roughly 7.58% of the company's market cap and approximately 10.18% of the institutional ownership. It is positive, as 87 investors sold LOW shares while 444 reduced holdings. Another trade for 17,152 shares valued at $1.41 million was made by DAMRON RICKY D on Saturday, April 1. (more...)
Early projection gives Norway PM narrow lead in national vote Early projection gives Norway PM narrow lead in national vote
- September 12, 2017

Store, a 57-year-old millionaire who has previously served as the country's foreign minister, conceded defeat and wished his rival well. No Conservative-led government has secured a second term in office since 1985 so Conservative supporters at an election night party in an Oslo hotel erupted into loud cheers when the early predictions appeared. (more...)
United Nations to vote on watered-down new sanctions against North Korea United Nations to vote on watered-down new sanctions against North Korea
- September 12, 2017

The sale of natural gas will be prohibited and refined petroleum sales will be capped at 2 million barrels annually. On August 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's ballistic missiles tests conducted in late July. (more...)
North Korea 'ready and willing' to respond to sanctions imposed by US North Korea 'ready and willing' to respond to sanctions imposed by US
- September 12, 2017

Security Council this week. The United States wants the Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers overseas, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday. (more...)
After quake, Mexico withdraws offer of aid to Texas After quake, Mexico withdraws offer of aid to Texas
- September 12, 2017

Following Hurricane Harvey hitting Texas, Mexico offered to send aid to the United States in the form of supplies and doctors. The ministry pointed out that the U.S. Abbott said he understood the reasoning for the decision. The U.S. embassy in Mexico did not immediately respond to the news outlet's request for comment. (more...)
Storm surge warning over for all of SWFL, Irma moving farther away Storm surge warning over for all of SWFL, Irma moving farther away
- September 12, 2017

Additional weakening is forecast, and Irma is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by Monday evening. If you look at the path Irma will take, you may find yourself saying, "Irma is expected to be far away from South Carolina's: that's a good thing". (more...)
Michigan National Guard Sending 1000+ Soldiers to Florida for Irma Recovery Michigan National Guard Sending 1000+ Soldiers to Florida for Irma Recovery
- September 12, 2017

According to Capt. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, "They're certainly focused on getting their equipment ready, getting their gear ready, packed up and preparing for movement". Trovato. In Florida, troops could do anything from security to helping with traffic control and clearing debris to rescue operations and welfare checks on people trapped by the storm. (more...)
Santa Monica Pier Evacuated After Bomb Threat, Remains Closed Santa Monica Pier Evacuated After Bomb Threat, Remains Closed
- September 12, 2017

Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police Department. Video taken at the beach shows a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) helicopter landing on the sand. KABC reported that aerial footage showed a bomb robot sweeping the parking lot after it was evacuated. Officials were investigating a suspicious vehicle at the Santa Monica Pier Monday afternoon. (more...)
British man fined after swimming at Hoover Dam during bachelor party British man fined after swimming at Hoover Dam during bachelor party
- September 12, 2017

Fortunately, nine of the ten turbines close to where Hughes was swimming were not on when he was in the water in early August. The authorities would have been able to identify him from his tattoo which says "no regrets". "We sat in the back of a truck driving from Vegas to the dam, then when we got there, I just thought, let's do it, why not, I think I can make this, so told the lads I was off", he said. (more...)
Tampa Bay empties before Hurricane Irma Tampa Bay empties before Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

Satellites operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration kept an eye on the storm overnight as it moved from Cuba to Florida , including the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite and GOES weather satellites. (more...)
'Cut off oil to North': South Korea in plea to Russian Federation 'Cut off oil to North': South Korea in plea to Russian Federation
- September 12, 2017

Mr Putin, in his meeting with Mr Moon, brought up the China-Russia "double freeze" initiative calling on the USA and South Korea to freeze their joint military exercises in return for North Korea freezing its nuclear and missile programme. (more...)
Pilgrim's Pride buys Moy Park from biggest shareholder JBS Pilgrim's Pride buys Moy Park from biggest shareholder JBS
- September 12, 2017

Pilgrim's Pride slumped 3.2 percent to $28.16 a share in Nasdaq trading. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.83 by $0.11. The firm, which employs around 6,300 people in Northern Ireland, also reported pre-tax profits of £11.5m for the second quarter of the year, down 0.8% from £11.6m over the same quarter a year earlier. (more...)
Lawsuit filed against Polk County sheriff who threatened arrests at shelters Lawsuit filed against Polk County sheriff who threatened arrests at shelters
- September 12, 2017

Besides, sex offenders already have a mark on their Florida driver's license that identifies them, the lawsuit argues, which means the policy violates constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure. "Sheriff Grady Judd knew that people would be afraid because of his statements earlier this week", Mike Donovan , CEO of Nexus Services, said in a statement . (more...)
South Korean top diplomat vows to respond to Pyongyang provocations South Korean top diplomat vows to respond to Pyongyang provocations
- September 12, 2017

With these changes, the vote is expected to pass unanimously. Any resolution passed by the Security Council requires nine votes in favour and no veto by either the United States , Britain, Russia, China or France. Late Sunday, after a series of closed-door meetings, a revised draft emerged, setting a cap on oil exports to North Korea , but not blocking them altogether. (more...)
Income of 7 MPs, 98 MLAs indicates discrepancy: Tax Department Income of 7 MPs, 98 MLAs indicates discrepancy: Tax Department
- September 12, 2017

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) told the Supreme Court that seven MPs and 98 MLAs were being looked into for increases in their assets. There was no discrepancy in the wealth of any MP from the Upper House. Earlier, an SC bench led by Justice J Chelameswar questioned the "intention" of the Centre and asked whether any investigation has ever been conducted into discrepancies of assets disclosed by the leaders in their polls affidavits and what they show in their income tax returns. (more...)
VP Pence pays respects to 9/11 victims in Pa. VP Pence pays respects to 9/11 victims in Pa.
- September 12, 2017

Family members and dignitaries bow their heads after laying a wreath at The Wall of Names during the service of remembrance tribute to the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Monday, Sept. (more...)
Some of Trump's Legal Team Wanted Kushner Out Some of Trump's Legal Team Wanted Kushner Out
- September 12, 2017

The statement, meant to be issued by Kushner, blamed a toxic political environment for turning Kushner's meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign into an attack on Trump. In his interview, Dowd was also effusive in his praise of the hereditary NY real estate mogul turned White House jack-of-all-trades. As the Journal reports, Trump's legal team-which has been through several iterations since the president first took office in January-was not unanimous in its view that Kushner ... (more...)
Joshua ready to go to war against Pulev Joshua ready to go to war against Pulev
- September 12, 2017

Anthony Joshua has sent a chilling warning to Kubrat Pulev ahead of their world title fight next month, telling the Bulgarian that he "just wants his soul". "But it is always different when you step into the ring ". Questions were raised when the IBF and WBA both called on Joshua to make mandatories in the wake of his impressive Klitschko stoppage, although a deal was worked out to allow Joshua to firstly battle Kubrat Pulev - appeasing the IBF, before facing the WBA's number one ... (more...)
Senators introduce amendment to block Trump's transgender military ban Senators introduce amendment to block Trump's transgender military ban
- September 12, 2017

Late last month Trump signed a memo giving Defense Secretary Jim Mattis authority to discharge transgender troops, directing him to use "deployability" as the deciding factor. "If individuals are willing to put on the uniform of our country, be deployed in war zones, and risk their lives for our freedoms, then we should be expressing our gratitude to them, not trying to exclude them from military service". (more...)
Is China Finally Reining in North Korea?
- September 12, 2017

That would be a severe escalation to the sanctions the us already has adopted against Chinese entities that conduct business with North Korea, and Beijing has informed USA officials it would retaliate against such a move, according to NBC News . (more...)
Hurricane Jose rages in Atlantic, but misses areas hit by Irma Hurricane Jose rages in Atlantic, but misses areas hit by Irma
- September 12, 2017

This is due, the center said, to an area of high pressure that will move around the hurricane over the next several days. Jose weakened throughout the day Sunday and is moving north at 9 miles per hour but is expected to turn northeast Monday night before circling around. (more...)
Tropical Storm Irma causing flooding, power outages in SC, governor says Tropical Storm Irma causing flooding, power outages in SC, governor says
- September 12, 2017

The storm produced winds of up to 72 miles per hour at Folly Beach, a National Weather Service official said, and rising waters in Charleston harbor that exceeded the levels reached by Hurricane Matthew a year ago. McMaster urged those evacuated from Florida or Georgia to use the space, since the shelters can hold more than 13,000 people. There is a high wind warning issued for Lexington, Richland and Newberry counties among others Monday night. (more...)
FEMA Administrator Brock Long hopes Irma, Harvey change evacuations for storm prep FEMA Administrator Brock Long hopes Irma, Harvey change evacuations for storm prep
- September 12, 2017

Floridians will be happy to say goodbye to the unprecedented storm - which set a record for longevity as a Category 5 hurricane and plowed into the Florida Keys and the state's mainland as a Category 4 storm. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency along the St. John's River, warning that flood waters, now at their highest level in history, could rise further. (more...)
£1bn Tory-DUP deal will need approval by Parliament £1bn Tory-DUP deal will need approval by Parliament
- September 12, 2017

Miller argued that May should have made it clear all along that the deal would need to be voted on in parliament, writing, "it beggars belief that, neither at the time the government sealed its dubious deal with the DUP in exchange for their votes in the Commons, nor at any point since, has the government made it clear that the £1bn of taxpayers" money for Northern Ireland could only be handed over following parliamentary approval'. (more...)
Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing' Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'
- September 12, 2017

The Myanmar government said 421 people had died. The group urged "all humanitarian actors" to resume aid delivery to "all victims of humanitarian crisis irrespective of ethnic or religious background" during the ceasefire period, which runs until Oct 9. (more...)
MI rises to No. 7 in new AP, coaches polls MI rises to No. 7 in new AP, coaches polls
- September 12, 2017

Oklahoma State is favored in every remaining matchup this season, aside from a Bedlam meeting with No. 2 Oklahoma , per ESPN's FPI . The 14th-ranked Stanford Cardinals fell to the sixth-ranked USC Trojans , 42-24. The Sooners claimed the No. 2 spot with the win. The Nittany Lions - the lone Big Ten left ahead of the Wolverines - fell one spot, to No. 5, in both polls after a 33-14 win over Pittsburgh. (more...)