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Rear-seat passengers still ignoring seat belts, study finds Rear-seat passengers still ignoring seat belts, study finds
- August 03, 2017

A new study points to an often unexpected danger on the road - unbuckled back seat passengers. "The rear seat passenger flies forward in the crash, hitting the back of the driver's seat, pushing the driver into the seat belt and the steering wheel", says IIHS Senior Research Engineer Jessica Jermakian. (more...)
Man charged with murder in shooting of in officer Man charged with murder in shooting of in officer
- August 03, 2017

Brown is charged with the murder of Allan after Allan was shot repeatedly while responding to a auto crash. A man who was a passenger in Brown's auto told officers he and Brown had just left a gas station when Brown inexplicably began driving at a high rate of speed, the affidavit states. (more...)
Russian Federation ties at all-time and 'very risky low': Donald Trump
- August 03, 2017

As we've noted previously in this space, Russia's interests our not our nation's interests. Russia's new ambassador at the United Nations says new USA sanctions are "harming our relations inevitably". Why is Putin taking such strict action? The sanctions seek to penalise the Kremlin for allegedly meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and for Russia's annexation of Crimea . (more...)
PM's emergency gay marriage meeting PM's emergency gay marriage meeting
- August 03, 2017

Speaking on The Bolt Report , Ms Credlin said a postal vote could happen before Christmas and help to satisfy growing rumbles in the Liberal party room. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told MPs to be back in Canberra a day early for the meeting. Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten on Thursday said his party would support a move to suspend business in parliament to bring on a private members' bill on gay marriage. (more...)
Trump Announces Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Is Out Via Twitter
- August 03, 2017

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump felt that Scaramucci's profanity-laced comments against Priebus "were inappropriate for a person in that position" of White House communications director. Seated across from Trump was Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has stayed on the job while Trump has publicly savaged him in interviews and on social media. (more...)
Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram set to reunite for Pakistan Super League Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram set to reunite for Pakistan Super League
- August 03, 2017

The Pakistan Super League is set to enter its third season, with the addition of Multan making it a six-team tournament, with Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta the other five sides. He was approached with the coming up of a new franchise in the third season. The duo took worldwide cricket by storm in the 1990s, and went on to play 258 internationals together, taking 1,147 wickets between them. (more...)
Timeline: How SF's Anchor Brewing has changed Timeline: How SF's Anchor Brewing has changed
- August 03, 2017

The acquisition is expected to close at the end of this month, Sapporo said today. The San Francisco Chronicle noted that the brewery won't expand production beyond its current brewery, the staff won't change, and the beer won't change. (more...)
United States military conducts successful THAAD test amid North Korea tensions United States military conducts successful THAAD test amid North Korea tensions
- August 03, 2017

Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet ...they do nothing for us with North Korea, just talk. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no point in seeking further UN Security Council action because North Korea is already violating current resolutions. (more...)
Jared Kushner's Family Business Has Been Subpoenaed Jared Kushner's Family Business Has Been Subpoenaed
- August 03, 2017

The subpoena, which was issued in May, came shortly after it was reported that the company used Kushner's position as President Donald Trump's senior advisor to promote the company and the One Journal Square development to Chinese investors. (more...)
Trump blames Congress for US-Russia relationship's 'all-time' low Trump blames Congress for US-Russia relationship's 'all-time' low
- August 03, 2017

During the meeting, Trump reportedly pressed Putin about Moscow's effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, which Putin denied. Western businesses working with Russia's Gazprom to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russian Federation and Germany through the Baltic Sea would also face sanctions. (more...)
Israeli Arms Manufacturer Opens Missile Factory in India Israeli Arms Manufacturer Opens Missile Factory in India
- August 03, 2017

Kalyani group and Israel's state- run Rafael Advanced Defence Systems today commissioned a Rs 70 crore anti-tank guided missile production facility here. The localisation content is 90% and most of the vendors are in and around Hyderabad , Mr. Kalyani said. "We are hoping that we will have more business because we are looking at other products like glider bombs attached to aircrafts and are used by the Air Force", said Kalyani. (more...)
Officials looking for Texas woman missing in Grand Canyon find a body Officials looking for Texas woman missing in Grand Canyon find a body
- August 03, 2017

The two children, ages 10 and 11, who were with her are accounted for and safe. Davis says the circumstances of how Beadle and the children separated are under investigation. A woman's body was found Wednesday near Black Bridge, less than mile from Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon. Park officials said that the 38-year-old Beadle had been hiking the South Kaibab Trail. (more...)
Calvary Chapel (Las Vegas) hires disgraced former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss Calvary Chapel (Las Vegas) hires disgraced former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss
- August 03, 2017

Calvary Chapel Christian School has every right to hire who they want to lead their athletic department, but it's hard to understand why they decided that person should be Dave Bliss . The Las Vegas Review-Journal confirmed Bliss' hiring with a teacher who also coaches at the school. The former Bears' coach has also made stints at Oklahoma , New Mexico , Allen Academy and Southwestern Christian and has been linked to other scandals. (more...)
What White House Chief of Staff John Kelly needs most from Trump What White House Chief of Staff John Kelly needs most from Trump
- August 03, 2017

The tweets, sent as Trump was returning to Washington on Air Force One with Priebus from a speech in NY, caught Capitol Hill and others off-guard even though Priebus' stature within the administration has been in sharp decline for some time. (more...)
IS claims mosque attack in Afghanistan's Herat
- August 03, 2017

Witnesses said the site was packed with almost 300 worshipers at the time of the attack. Four of those attacks took place in Herat Province, and one took place in Kabul. "We want to take the message of peace to America and convey that Afghanistan is not only the country of war, and there are girls who chase their dreams in robots and education", she said at the time , arguing, "We are not a terrorist group to go to America and scare people". (more...)
US EPA Reverses Decision to Delay Smog Rule US EPA Reverses Decision to Delay Smog Rule
- August 03, 2017

The designations, which Pruitt recently delayed for one year, play a key role under the Clean Air Act in addressing smog's serious threat to public health, triggering requirements for state-specific plans and deadlines to reduce pollution in the designated areas, the office stated. (more...)
Kenya's EC staff to get protection after official's gruesome murder Kenya's EC staff to get protection after official's gruesome murder
- August 03, 2017

He oversaw the live transmission of election results, a contentious area that the opposition has said could be used to rig next Tuesday's presidential and parliamentary polls. His body was found alongside that of his female companion Maryanne "Carol" Ngumbu. Msando's death has raised fresh fears over Kenya's ability to deliver credible elections. (more...)
The Transcript Of Trump's Call With Malcolm Turnbull Has Leaked The Transcript Of Trump's Call With Malcolm Turnbull Has Leaked
- August 03, 2017

During the call, Trump expressed frustration with President Obama's agreement to take in 1,250 refugees who were being held in detention facilities off of Australia. "I hate taking these people", Trump said. "You are worse than I am". "That is why they are in prison right now", he said. By "local milk people", Trump was likely referring to dairy farmers in states such as NY and Wisconsin, who rely heavily on immigrant labour. (more...)
Guj RS polls to be held with NOTA says Supreme Court Guj RS polls to be held with NOTA says Supreme Court
- August 03, 2017

Chairman Hamid Ansari told the members that this was not the occasion to raise such issues but the opposition MPs insisted it was an issue pertaining to Rajya Sabha election and could be raised. The plea had sought the quashing and declaring as "void" the circulars dated January 24, 2014, and November 12, 2015, issued by the EC making available the option. (more...)
Micho has unfinished business with Pirates Micho has unfinished business with Pirates
- August 03, 2017

Sredojevic was presented to the media as the replacement to Kjell Jonevret‚ who resigned on Wednesday‚ by Pirates' chairman Irvin Khoza. Jonevret, who as late as last Saturday held onto hope he would keep his job, thanked the club after quitting. (more...)
Antero Midstream Partners LP
- August 03, 2017

It has underperformed by 7.49% the S&P500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website . Tinicum holds 4.33 million shares. Centre Asset Mgmt Lc invested in 1.01% or 73,185 shares. Vident Investment Advisory Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 139,508 shares. Cap Advsr Ok reported 12,390 shares. (more...)
Former Labour frontbencher says Irish reunification referendum a 'sensible option' Former Labour frontbencher says Irish reunification referendum a 'sensible option'
- August 03, 2017

The committee's rapporteur Mark Daly, a Fianna Fáil senator, suggested that the government should prepare for a vote in favour of reunification. "And it's clear from the 17 recommendations by the committee that a lot of work needs to be done in advance of a referendum". (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar's rare Rajya Sabha appearance has become a hilarious meme Sachin Tendulkar's rare Rajya Sabha appearance has become a hilarious meme
- August 03, 2017

Many of them came up with hilarious tweets and amusing memes of how he had to attend Rajya Sabha even though he did not want. Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal had questioned the absence of celebrity members in the House, targeting Tendulkar and actress Rekha in particular. (more...)
Excuse Me, Mr. President? Trump Reportedly Calls White House 'A Real Dump' Excuse Me, Mr. President? Trump Reportedly Calls White House 'A Real Dump'
- August 03, 2017

According to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, Trump has paid visits to his golf clubs 36 times since taking the oath of office. Does President Trump have a problem with the White House? "There's something very special when you know that Abraham Lincoln slept there", Mr. (more...)
Father of robotics team member killed in Herat attack Father of robotics team member killed in Herat attack
- August 03, 2017

They were finally granted permission to enter the U.S. just a week before the competition, where judges praised their "can-do" attitude and "courageous achievement". Two Isis fighters attempted to storm the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday, killing two guards in a suicide bombing. Tuesday's brutal attack on the Shiite mosque killed 33 worshippers as they prayed and wounded another 66, according to provincial officials. (more...)
Trump denies calling White House a 'dump'
- August 03, 2017

The president said Wednesday that he signed the bill "for the sake of national unity". Mr. Trump held no signing ceremony for the bill, which also included new sanctions against Iran and North Korea . Since the new sanctions were mooted, Russian Federation has responded by ordering the U.S. to cut staff at its diplomatic missions in the country by 755 employees, as well as seizing two USA diplomatic properties. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament Rahul Gandhi pledges to raise Assam flood in Parliament
- August 03, 2017

Rahul's visit comes even as his party MLAs are confined to a resort in Bengaluru ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls fearing defections within the party.Solanki said that he was supposed to go to Bengaluru on August 3 but had to defer his programme owing to Rahul's impending visit. (more...)
Pak govt website hacked, Indian national anthem, I-Day greetings displayed Pak govt website hacked, Indian national anthem, I-Day greetings displayed
- August 03, 2017

As reported, when approached, the hackers suggested that they did not specifically targeted any websites in particular but it is easier to hack such websites. The incident comes nearly three months after official websites of four premier educational institutions - Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University, IIT-Delhi and IIT-BHU - were hacked in April. (more...)
Will Answer Every Question, Says Sushma Swaraj On Foreign Policy Debate
- August 03, 2017

While referring to the Doklam stand-off issue with China , Swaraj said, "Patience is key to resolving problems because if patience is lost, there can be provocation on the other side". New Delhi will continue to find a mutually acceptable solution with Beijing through the diplomatic channels, she added . "He should have consulted with the government first". (more...)
United States not seeking N Korea regime change, willing to talk: Tillerson United States not seeking N Korea regime change, willing to talk: Tillerson
- August 03, 2017

Tillerson, however, was more diplomatic, stressing that although China was in a unique position of leverage, it was not to blame for the situation in North Korea. He has said he's planning to reorganize the department. Pyongyang may master the technology to deliver a nuclear weapon to the U.S.by next year, according to some estimates. (more...)

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