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Syrian troops close to encircling Deir el-Zour Syrian troops close to encircling Deir el-Zour
- September 29, 2017

It says two of the hospitals were struck again days later. PHR and other watchdogs say the Syrian government has intentionally targeted medical workers and hospitals throughout the six-year-old civil war. The state-run news agency SANA said pro-government forces are battling the militants in the village of al-Husseiniyeh on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, across from the remaining militant-held pockets in the city. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif to leave for London to see his ailing wife Nawaz Sharif to leave for London to see his ailing wife
- September 29, 2017

The Sharif family members had been summoned to appear in court today with regards to three corruption references filed against them by the NAB. "According to which accused Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz who are not in attendance, are residing overseas". (more...)
Myanmar's critics call Rohingya-only enclaves '21st-century concentration camps' Myanmar's critics call Rohingya-only enclaves '21st-century concentration camps'
- September 29, 2017

Migration Agency. "We have received bone-chilling accounts from those who fled - mainly women, children and the elderly". Myanmar soldiers "do this intentionally, they want us to suffer", the boy's father said. "Evidently they had to flee from a very urgent situation, from very sudden violence - so they need everything". They also blame the worldwide media of taking the side of the Rohingya Muslims. (more...)
Havili named on All Blacks bench Havili named on All Blacks bench
- September 29, 2017

Patrick Tuipulotu will make his impact from the bench in his first appearance for the All Blacks this year. David Havili appears set to earn his first Test cap off the bench after the utility back was named in the All Blacks squad for the clash against Argentina . (more...)
London's Shoreditch is the most expensive tech hub in the world London's Shoreditch is the most expensive tech hub in the world
- September 29, 2017

In fact, a new report out today from property consultancy Knight Frank claims Shoreditch, the heart of London's tech sector, has the most expensive office space of any tech hub in the world. . Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore all are well outside of the top spots, providing affordable office space in their emerging tech districts with office rents in Hong Kong's Cyberport just $36.90/sq ft. (more...)
Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany
- September 29, 2017

Najib said he had a productive meeting with the chancellor previous year. The uncertainty this will cause is most likely to have a detrimental effect on the New Zealand Dollar. Yet again though, the bond market's reaction to the latest escalation in tension between North Korea and the USA proved short-lived. The closed 0.22% lower while the closed at 6370.59, down 0.88%. (more...)
Dems introduce bill to expand Jones Act waivers for Puerto Rico Dems introduce bill to expand Jones Act waivers for Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

He waived a 1920 law that restricts foreign-flagged ships from operating between U.S. ports, in response to a request from Puerto Rico's governor. A similar law called the Passenger Vessel Act was passed in 1886 and prevented foreign built and owned ships from ferrying passengers from one USA port to another. (more...)
Former Pentagon official urges Australia to develop defence against North Korea
- September 29, 2017

During the hearing, Dunford said North Korea presented the most immediate threat to USA security, though he said the US military has not seen "a change in posture of North Korean forces" despite recent inflammatory rhetoric from the country's leader, Kim Jong Un; his foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho; and Trump. (more...)
Trump Says Lower Corporate Rate 'non-negotiable' Trump Says Lower Corporate Rate 'non-negotiable'
- September 29, 2017

But the bitterly divided, Republican-led Congress faces critical decisions on eliminating or reducing tax breaks and deductions, with the GOP intent on producing a package without Democratic votes by year's end. Some Republicans, once fiscally demanding but now desperate for a legislative win after a yearlong drought, shrugged off the specter of adding billions to the federal deficit. (more...)
EC holds off on stricter takedown rules for hate speech online EC holds off on stricter takedown rules for hate speech online
- September 29, 2017

The guidlines also urge companies to set up automated detection effeorts, as well as to work with "trusted flaggers" with "expert knowledge" on what constitutes illegal content. Among other things, it called on tech comapnies to review the "majority" of valid notifications for the removal of hate speech in less than 24 hours, and to and remove or disable access to the content if required. (more...)
Vote to choose the new Vote to choose the new "I Voted" sticker for NY
- September 29, 2017

Vote for your favorite "I Voted" sticker today . From the Seneca Falls Convention to passing the most comprehensive paid family leave policy in the nation, NY has always been a leader in advancing women's equality. The sticker that garners the most votes will be distributed at polling places across the state on Election Day on November 7. The deadline to make your pick is Friday, Sept. (more...)
Hawaii land board grants permit to build telescope Hawaii land board grants permit to build telescope
- September 29, 2017

A consortium of scientists, after selecting the site in 2009 and applying to build there, initially received construction permits from state officials in 2011. The Hawaii Supreme Court then invalidated the permit, and the project returned to square one. That permit is one of the final obstacles the project needed to get by. (more...)
Pinarayi urges Centre to secure release of prisoners Pinarayi urges Centre to secure release of prisoners
- September 29, 2017

Vijayan's request. Citing the release order of 149 Indian prisoners who are now lodged in jails in Sharjah, Chief Minister Vijayan in a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that MEA should direct the diplomatic missions in UAE and other Middle East countries to seek the release of Indian prisoners in jails of these countries on humanitarian countries. (more...)
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) Sale Analysis
- September 29, 2017

FITB is now undervalued by -0.65% relative to the average 1-year price target of $27.86 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. Fifth Third Bancorp ( NASDAQ FITB ) traded up 1.06% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $27.68. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company's stock. Investors are usually on the lookout for the next great stock pick. Janus Capital Management has an ownership of 6,555,529 stocks of the financial services provider's shares valued $166,511,000 after ... (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores vs CSKA in 50th appearance for Man Utd
- September 29, 2017

Speaking on ITV Sport after watching Lukaku score twice in United's 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow , Keane praised the striker's scoring start to life at United and his character. Manchester United fans do not realistically expect to win the Champions League this season and know the Premier League will go to the wire. Griezmann opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Alvaro Morata, Chelsea's shiny new striker from Real Madrid, equalized and Michy Batshuayi came off the bench ... (more...)
Auburn basketball coach among 10 charged with fraud and corruption Auburn basketball coach among 10 charged with fraud and corruption
- September 29, 2017

While the FBI made its initial 10 arrests on Tuesday, New York field director Bill Sweeney said the investigation is ongoing, meaning this could just be the tip of the iceberg for this NCAA-wide scandal. The SEC alleged that Blazer tried to convince one of his clients, an unidentified pro athlete, to invest in two movie projects for which Blazer was raising money. (more...)
Takeaways From the GOP Tax Framework
- September 29, 2017

Don't try too hard to calculate your tax bill. Consolidates the current seven tax brackets into three brackets, with rates of 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent. Calls for preserving tax benefits for "retirement security", which probably refers to the current tax treatment of 401 (k), IRA, and defined benefit plans. (more...)
Peoples Financial Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.01 (NASDAQ:PFBX)
- September 29, 2017

Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.01 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, October 13th. Shares last traded at $18.80 which is just a bit higher than $17.49, the stock's 50 day moving average and barely above the 200 day moving average of $18.09. (more...)
School Librarian Rejects Books Donated By Melania Trump School Librarian Rejects Books Donated By Melania Trump
- September 29, 2017

A Cambridge, Mass. elementary school librarian wrote in a blog post on Tuesday that she would not be keeping a collection of books that First Lady Melania Trump donated to her school. Seuss Museum. Secretary DeVos would do well to scaffold and lift schools instead of punishing them with closures and slashed budgets. "Mrs. Trump intends to use her platform as First Lady to help as many children as she can". (more...)
Sinema Announces Bid For Flake's Senate Seat Sinema Announces Bid For Flake's Senate Seat
- September 29, 2017

Flake has had high disapproval ratings among Arizona voters, driven down in part by his recent votes for the Obamacare repeal. PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Rep. John McCain handily beat in the last election. Sinema has always been considered a top threat on the Democrat side. In a video announcing her run , Sinema talked about her personal story as a homeless child who worked her way through school and eventually to to the U.S. (more...)
'US Deployment of Strategic Assets to Begin Late This Year' 'US Deployment of Strategic Assets to Begin Late This Year'
- September 29, 2017

Rather than working to a deadline, the transfer will take place once Seoul acquires the military capabilities necessary for leading the combined defense. The US published the flight group's path after the flights because North Korea had evidently not recognized they flew past, the Yonhap report said. It was the first time that the Navy command hosted the event. (more...)
Rudd extends ban to two National Action-related neo-Nazi groups Rudd extends ban to two National Action-related neo-Nazi groups
- September 29, 2017

It is now a criminal offence to be a member of or urge support for it, and those who do could face ten years in prison. "We remain committed to tackling all toxic ideologies which threaten the public's safety and are just as determined to stop right-wing terrorism as we are Islamist attacks against the United Kingdom". (more...)
South Korea President calls for WARTIME CONTROL to fight Kim South Korea President calls for WARTIME CONTROL to fight Kim
- September 29, 2017

Patriot missile launchers and honor guards from the Army, Navy and Air Force stand for military parade to mark the 69th Armed Forces Day on the compound of the Second Fleet Command in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, on Thursday. North Korea has threatened to shoot down USA bombers outside Pyongyang's airspace, but North Korea's military may not be ready to take such measures against US aircraft. (more...)
Congress Asks Facebook & Google To Testify On 2016 Elections Congress Asks Facebook & Google To Testify On 2016 Elections
- September 29, 2017

Facebook , Google , and Twitter have reportedly been invited to testify before a US Senate panel over an investigation into Russia's alleged intervention in the 2016 election, which yielded President Donald Trump . Facebook is in the process of turning over 3,000 Russian-bought ads to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees so that they can review them. (more...)
Donald Trump: I Spoke with Jerry Jones ... We're Cool Donald Trump: I Spoke with Jerry Jones ... We're Cool
- September 29, 2017

More than 200 National Football League players knelt, sat or prayed during the anthem on Sunday after President Donald Trump said any player who does not stand should be fired. An announcer urged fans to lock arms with those seated next to them, "no matter the color of their jersey". ESPN does not typically televise the anthem during Monday Night Football . (more...)
Hurricane Maria likely to have little or no effects on New England Hurricane Maria likely to have little or no effects on New England
- September 29, 2017

A tropical storm warning was in effect for Bogue Inlet, N.C., north to the Virginia border, and Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. Hyde County emergency services director Jason Gibbs said Monday morning that 225 people had evacuated Ocracoke Island since the 5 a.m. (more...)
An outdated protectionist law is hurting Puerto Rico An outdated protectionist law is hurting Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security, which waived the act after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, did not agree an exemption would help this time. The Jones Act limits shipping between coasts to USA flagged vessels. "The limitation is going to be port capacity to offload and transfer cargo, not vessel availability". "We do not lack USA -flagged vessel capacity to move commodities to Puerto Rico", Homeland Security said. (more...)
Phoenix police detain parents of missing Mesa mother and baby boy Phoenix police detain parents of missing Mesa mother and baby boy
- September 29, 2017

Police detectives have submitted the case to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review. Police said Cassandra "provided misinformation to purposefully mislead police when reporting Madeline and William missing, making bank withdrawals and providing cash to Madeline to assist in a 'vacation, ' was present while Madeline changed her and William's appearance", court documents said. (more...)
Uniformed Chicago cop who posted National Football League protest photo reprimanded Uniformed Chicago cop who posted National Football League protest photo reprimanded
- September 29, 2017

As ProPublica Illinois pointed out on Twitter Wednesday, after the photo of Catanzara, went viral, public records of police department data show that Catanzara has been suspended for misconduct seven times since he became a Chicago police officer in 1995-for a total of 111 days. (more...)
Union Defence Minister Nirmal Sitharaman to visit Kashmir on Sep 29 Union Defence Minister Nirmal Sitharaman to visit Kashmir on Sep 29
- September 29, 2017

Najar was the senior most active commander and thus the de-facto operational chief of Hizb. The two-day visit would be her first since she assumed office as the Defence Minister of the country. "There is need to change the discourse (on J and K) for future generations". We have to change the agenda.There is no such issue as Kashmir issue. There is no such issue as Kashmir issue. (more...)

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