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Cabinet Clears Proposal to Extend Proxy Voting Facility to NRIs Cabinet Clears Proposal to Extend Proxy Voting Facility to NRIs
- August 04, 2017

On July 21, the Supreme Court sought to know from the Central government the time it would require for bringing a bill amending the Representation of People Act to allowing NRIs vote from their overseas locations. The government had also weighed the option of postal ballots - by sending ballot papers electronically to the NRIs, who would be required to mark their vote and send them back to the nearest embassy or consulate. (more...)
Michael Gove sparks storm over post-Brexit fishing access Michael Gove sparks storm over post-Brexit fishing access
- August 04, 2017

FISHERMEN's leaders in Scotland don't appear to be anxious after United Kingdom food and rural affairs secretary Michael Gove confirmed that Danish fishermen would still be able to catch large amounts of fish in United Kingdom waters after Brexit . (more...)
3 charged in bribery conspiracy tied to marijuana dispensary 3 charged in bribery conspiracy tied to marijuana dispensary
- August 04, 2017

Under existing Garden City ordinances, only two medical marijuana growing centers can lawfully be operated in the city. The Baydouns allegedly gave a city official an envelope containing $15,000 cash, which was to be split evenly among the three council members. (more...)
Shabir Shah submits application alleging threat to life by ED Shabir Shah submits application alleging threat to life by ED
- August 03, 2017

He is facing charges of alleged money laundering. Shah was arrested on July 25 and produced in the court where the ED put a plea to extend the custody. The ED case against Shah goes back to 2005 the year in which one Aslam Wani was arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police. The agency had earlier issued summonses to Shah in the case, the prosecution had said, adding that Wani had claimed that he had given Rs 2.25 crore to Shah. (more...)
NTSB: Air Canada plane was 59 feet away from tragedy at SFO NTSB: Air Canada plane was 59 feet away from tragedy at SFO
- August 03, 2017

Previously, Canadian NTSB thought the plane's lowest point was 100 feet. The pilots said they didn't recall seeing any other planes, but they broke off the landing "but that something did not look right to them", according to the NTSB. Federal aviation officials investigating the Air Canada near-disaster at SFO found a blind spot in the airport's radar system that prevented a computer from alerting air traffic controllers of a wayward plane for 12 seconds, according to new information ... (more...)
Crews contain 20-acre grass fire in Oakland hills Crews contain 20-acre grass fire in Oakland hills
- August 03, 2017

Still, he said, there were hot spots, and "The public should stay clear". According to television station CBS SFBay Area , the crew member lost his footing on at a fire near the Berkeley-Oakland border and fell down the hillside while scrambling to avoid the bees. (more...)
Dozens of people displaced after fire tears through Arcadia apartment complex Dozens of people displaced after fire tears through Arcadia apartment complex
- August 03, 2017

The blaze was reported before 6:15 a.m.at 832 Fairview Ave., according to Verdugo Fire Communications dispatchers. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents who are not allowed back in the complex due to structural concerns. (more...)
Wild Fire Smoke Lowers Lane County Air Quality Wild Fire Smoke Lowers Lane County Air Quality
- August 03, 2017

The DEQ said some of the smoke is coming from fires burning east of the Portland metro area, like the Sheep Springs fire at Mt. Jefferson and one in British Columbia. Information about real-time air quality readings for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities and potential health impacts can be found at: www.airmap.ca and www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air . (more...)
Trump nominates California businesswoman USA envoy to France Trump nominates California businesswoman USA envoy to France
- August 03, 2017

She was sacked as the Dodgers CEO in 2009 shortly after her separation from Frank McCourt. That was the year the McCourts began two years of divorce proceedings that eventually resulted in Jamie receiving about $130 million and giving up her share of the team. (more...)
Chafing over thwarted rapprochement, Trump blames Congress for Russian Federation chill
- August 03, 2017

But the Republican senator for Arkansas, Tom Cotton, told MSNBC that "our relationship with Russian Federation is at a very low point but it's [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's fault". Russia's new ambassador at the United Nations says new us sanctions are "harming our relations inevitably". Trump has repeatedly expressed a desire to strengthen ties with Russian Federation. (more...)
West Virginia Governor to Switch to GOP at Trump Rally
- August 03, 2017

Trump will fly to Huntington, W.Va., late Thursday for a rally at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Trump held a campaign rally last week in Ohio. "We're going to have a great big announcement, which will be very exciting, I think, for the media and everyone else". (more...)
Rick Perry considered as replacement for Kelly at Homeland Security
- August 03, 2017

One month later, Perry told "Fox & Friends" Trump would secure the border by building a wall. Perry's 2012 presidential campaign foundered after he accused his Republican opponents of not having a "heart" about immigrants. He called for the construction of conventional fencing where feasible and electronic barriers otherwise, supplemented by aerial monitoring. The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former Energy Department official in the George W. (more...)
Motorcycling-Former world champion Angel Nieto dies, aged 70 Motorcycling-Former world champion Angel Nieto dies, aged 70
- August 03, 2017

Nieto was struck by a vehicle after falling off his quad bike, suffering severe head injuries that led to him being placed in a medically-induced coma. A colourful character throughout his time in the grand prix world championship, Nieto claimed six 50cc world championships and seven 125cc titles in a dazzling career that saw him post wins on five different makes of motorcycle: Derbi, Bultaco, Garelli, Minarelli and Kreidler. (more...)
Ramco Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) Shifting Institutional Investors Sentiment
- August 03, 2017

ProShare Advisors LLC raised its stake in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust by 414.7% in the first quarter. Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Company owns 359,365 shares. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust had a return on equity of 7.60% and a net margin of 23.23%. National Instruments Corporation has 2 buy ratings, 1 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -6.81% from its high of $43.74 to a $5.46 billion market value through last close. (more...)
Paul Rosenberg Named New CEO of Def Jam Paul Rosenberg Named New CEO of Def Jam
- August 03, 2017

The 46-year-old businessman will reportedly continue to serve as Eminem's manager while he controls the reins at Def Jam. He will report to Lucian Grainge, the chairman/CEO of Def Jam's parent company, Universal Music Group. "It has been my honor and privilege to helm Def Jam Recordings", Bartels said in a statement. Founded by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons in 1983, Def Jam has become one of rap's most storied brands, yielding works by LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, ... (more...)
Gujarat Rajya Sabha MLA elections: Congress challenges NOTA option
- August 03, 2017

BJP on the other hand, is trying to the make most of the relief work. Calling out to the MLAs for the "irresponsible act" BJP leader S Prakash launched a valiant attack on the grand old party, alleging that it has "lost all direction". "We are not going to stay the proceedings", the bench said when senior advocates Kapil Sibal , A M Singhvi and Harin Raval, representing Gujarat Congress chief whip Shailesh Manubhai Parmar, sought an interim stay on the operation of the poll panel's ... (more...)
Windstream Holdings Inc (NYSE:WIN) Receives $6.53 Average Target Price from Analysts Windstream Holdings Inc (NYSE:WIN) Receives $6.53 Average Target Price from Analysts
- August 03, 2017

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $5.58 on the stock, this valuation is based on 10 number of opinions. The company has its outstanding shares of 189.52 Million. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-3.12 and $-1.10. A score above three means the company is not likely to go bankrupt, while score less than 1.8 suggests the firm is probably headed for bankruptcy. (more...)
NASA sees high clouds fill Typhoon Noru's eye NASA sees high clouds fill Typhoon Noru's eye
- August 03, 2017

On Tuesday, Noru's strength was the equivalent to that of a category 2 hurricane. NASA satellites tracking the storm have also captured several images of Noru, most recently on Wednesday night at 9:35 p.m. Meteorologists think that Noru might go through another round of intensification before impacting Japan this weekend. Noru has already lived a pretty full life as a storm. (more...)
Trading Watch on Shares of Smith & Nephew PLC (SNN)
- August 03, 2017

The Williams %R fluctuates between 0 and -100 measuring whether a security is overbought or oversold. It illustrates what's happening to the market driving force at the present moment. The Average Directional Index or ADX is technical analysis indicator used to discern if a market is trending or not trending. Digging deeping into the HOCK SENG LEE BERHAD (6238.KL) 's technical indicators, we note that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -100.00. (more...)
'Bad' shaving cream lands Shah Rukh Khan in legal trouble 'Bad' shaving cream lands Shah Rukh Khan in legal trouble
- August 03, 2017

When I hear the word 'nepotism', I feel the other person is talking about Napoleon. "Whether I agree or disagree - I don't even understand it so how can I have an opinion?". She has been named Sheila, though it is still not clear, who has inspired her name. ' "I think it is a debate brought on by two personalities (referring to Karan and Kangana) who have chose to quote-unquote each other". (more...)
German supermarkets ban Dutch eggs over poison scare German supermarkets ban Dutch eggs over poison scare
- August 03, 2017

About a million eggs being transported to Germany have also been recalled from the border with The Netherlands , it added. In higher doses it can cause vomiting, headaches and skin and eye irritation. The NVWA expects to complete tests on eggs from 180 farms which used the contaminated anti-lice pesticide before the weekend. Fipronil is an insecticide used in veterinary medicine to keep fleas, mites and ticks at bay. (more...)
Rashan Charles 'swallowed paracetamol and caffeine mixture' Rashan Charles 'swallowed paracetamol and caffeine mixture'
- August 03, 2017

In an update to the investigation, the IPCC said the substance which Chalres swallowed was a mixture of caffeine and paracetamol wrapped in plastic. "I would echo their appeal and reassure the public that our investigation will consider every shred of available evidence". (more...)
Woman, 28, dies in vehicle accident, 5 children injured in North bay Woman, 28, dies in vehicle accident, 5 children injured in North bay
- August 03, 2017

The scene was on westbound State Route 12, east of Nurse Slough Road and due south of Travis Air Force Base. A woman was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus west on Highway 12 east of Nurse Slough Road about 5:30 p.m. The Aveo's two occupants died, and the CHP said the big rig's driver and her passenger were hospitalized with moderate injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. (more...)
Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud, Israeli Police tells court Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud, Israeli Police tells court
- August 03, 2017

Netanyahu is the primary suspect in Case 1000, and a key suspect in Case 2000, apparently making the gag order request the first explicit statement that the prime minister is being investigated as a suspect of those crimes. One of the cases is based on suspicions that the premier unlawfully received gifts from wealthy supporters, including Australian billionaire James Packer and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. (more...)
SAA Taps Vodacom Executive Vuyani Jarana as CEO SAA Taps Vodacom Executive Vuyani Jarana as CEO
- August 03, 2017

The airline was recently bailed out with a R2.2 billion payout from South Africa's emergency fund, following a loan recall from Standard Chartered in July. Democratic Alliance MP Alf Lees , who is also the party's deputy spokesman on finance, said Jarana has an "impressive record in business". Jarana is now chief officer for Vodacom Business at telecoms operator Vodacom Group. (more...)
Se la sinistra (o presunta tale) va in tilt per una foto Se la sinistra (o presunta tale) va in tilt per una foto
- August 03, 2017

Con o senza Pisapia? Io penso che ci fossero effettivamente alcune ambiguità politiche che era diventato urgente chiarire. Al tempo stesso, totale solidarietà umana e morale nei confronti di quei nostri compagni che hanno creduto in questa discussione, perché hanno creduto in quel che facevano e perché si erano anche disposti a mettersi da parte, ritenendo che con Pisapia al comando avremmo raggiunto straordinari obiettivi, facendoci invece correre il rischio del disfacimento. (more...)
'Sharad Yadav to decide future strategy after August 17 meeting' 'Sharad Yadav to decide future strategy after August 17 meeting'
- August 03, 2017

Verma said Sharad Yadav, a Rajya Sabha member, will visit Bihar on August 8 and stay in the state for a week. Yadav had emphatically said that he would continue to be part of the coalition of secular parties and had met Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad and CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, he told PTI over phone from Madhepura. (more...)
British punk singer is 'deported from America for impersonating Donald Trump' British punk singer is 'deported from America for impersonating Donald Trump'
- August 03, 2017

The border force said that Mr Bywaters was being paid for his performance at the gig which meant he had the wrong visa and therefore not allowed to enter the US. He's told Team Rock that he was interrogated for six hours and shown photos of himself dressed up as Donald Trump on tour in Germany previous year. (more...)
Sonny Bill Williams cleared for Bledisloe Cup opener Sonny Bill Williams cleared for Bledisloe Cup opener
- August 03, 2017

The appeal committee, which included former Ulster fullback Stefan Terblanche, ruled that Williams is free to play rugby again from 12 August and will be available for the All Blacks' first Bledisloe Cup match against Australia in Sydney. "An appeal by New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams against the matches which a disciplinary committee counted towards his four-week suspension following his red card for unsafe charging contrary to Law 10.4 (g) during the second New Zealand versus British ... (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Rises 0.59% Pre-Market
- August 03, 2017

It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500. Waters Parkerson & Company decreased its stake in Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) by 3.69% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Its up 0.42, from 1.12 in 2016Q3. The shares price has positioned 30.32% up over the past quarter while it has directed 49.56% toward a rising position throughout past six months. (more...)