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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he supports same-sex marriage Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he supports same-sex marriage
- December 20, 2017

I said I am for [same-] sex marriage if that is the trend of the modern times. On a political and social level, the Philippines has a complicated relationship with the LGBTQ community. Dindi Tan, secretary-general of LGBT Pilipinas, an advocacy group that is associated with the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NECC), which supports Duterte's agenda, told the Washington Blade on Monday that she welcomes Duterte's latest comments on marriage. (more...)
Geno Auriemma, Sylvia Hatchell earn 1000th career wins Geno Auriemma, Sylvia Hatchell earn 1000th career wins
- December 20, 2017

Hatchell's Tar Heels beat Grambling State 79-63 on Tuesday. Incredibly, the club may add another member within hours - legendary CT head coach Geno Auriemma will go for his 1,000th victory on Tuesday night. She also won five total gold medals as a head or assistant coach for USA Basketball, including one at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. However, the Tar Heels appear well on their way to the Big Dance again this season after eight straight victories. (more...)
Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Holdings Raised by Lee Danner & Bass Inc
- December 20, 2017

Lee Danner & Bass Inc. increased its stake in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ ) by 3.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. CLSA downgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, July 31 by Deutsche Bank. Shares of Mondelez Intl Cmn A ( MDLZ ) are moving on volatility today 0.90% or $0.39 from the open. (more...)
PM's secret Santa gift unwrapped PM's secret Santa gift unwrapped
- December 20, 2017

They are then tasked with buying them a holiday gift. Judging by the reactions from gift recipients, the Secret Santas actually took time and effort to research the person they were buying for and think of meaningful gifts, as well as writing personalized Christmas cards. (more...)
Saudi-led air strikes kill 136 civilians in Yemen Saudi-led air strikes kill 136 civilians in Yemen
- December 20, 2017

The Houthis for their part have fired several missiles at the kingdom, mostly in the south since 2015, but not caused any serious damage, in their bid to pressure Saudi Arabia, a strategic United States ally and the world's biggest oil exporter. (more...)
Girlfriend pleads guilty in fatal YouTube video shooting Girlfriend pleads guilty in fatal YouTube video shooting
- December 20, 2017

Monalisa Perez , who was pregnant at the time of the shooting , had been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III . If convicted at trial, Perez could have received up to a 10-year term combining six or more years in prison and supervised release, but a sentence that long would have been unlikely. (more...)
Rome's Christmas Tree Looks 'Mangy,' Residents Opine Rome's Christmas Tree Looks 'Mangy,' Residents Opine
- December 20, 2017

Romans have dubbed the tree "Spelacchio", which translates as threadbare or shabby, due to the fact it was missing most of its needles. With a week still to go until December 25, the tree in the Italian capital's main square of Piazza Venezia has become such a laughing stock that it led the city's mayor to launch an investigation into what prompted Baldy's premature demise. (more...)
China Slams US Security Strategy As 'Cold War Mentality' China Slams US Security Strategy As 'Cold War Mentality'
- December 20, 2017

Past year at a CNN town hall, President Obama said he didn't want to "lump" murderous Al Qaeda and ISIS members "into the billion Muslims that exist around the world, including in this country, who are peaceful, who are responsible, who, in this country, are fellow troops and police officers and firefighters and teachers and neighbors and friends". (more...)
China urges U.S. to abandon Cold War mindset reflected in Trump report China urges U.S. to abandon Cold War mindset reflected in Trump report
- December 20, 2017

It also said returns on US investment in China exceeded $36 billion back in 2015, and these numbers are projected to increase. But in principle, China hopes the strategy can play a constructive role in promoting world peace and stability and promoting China-U.S. (more...)
China's carbon market still ranks as world's biggest China's carbon market still ranks as world's biggest
- December 20, 2017

China previewed a scaled-down version of its national carbon emissions plan Tuesday that still is expected to dramatically reduce pollution while creating the world's largest emissions trading system. It has been many years in the planning, as the outlines of the system were set out in 2015, and that in turn built on years of trials of provincial emissions trading schemes. (more...)
Parents upset over Ivanka Trump's surprise school visit in CT Parents upset over Ivanka Trump's surprise school visit in CT
- December 20, 2017

The visit was meant to emphasize the Trump administration's commitment to career education. "Graduates earn both their high school diplomas and associate degrees in either software engineering or mobile programming, and build the skills needed to continue their studies or step into high potential jobs", Norwalk Public Schools posted about the program. (more...)
United Nations renews authorization for cross-border aid deliveries in Syria United Nations renews authorization for cross-border aid deliveries in Syria
- December 20, 2017

Russia's deputy United Nations ambassador Vladimir Safronkov recalled that the cross-border program was adopted in 2014 at the height of the Syria conflict as a temporary measure to provide aid when there was no other alternative way to help Syrians. (more...)
Himachal Pradesh swings back to BJP; CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal loses Himachal Pradesh swings back to BJP; CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal loses
- December 20, 2017

Dhumal to defeat Mr Rana, who had learnt all the political tricks from him. He kept trailing Rana right from the beginning. Though a meeting of the Legislature party has not been convened so far, the party high command has appointed Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Narinder Tomar as central observers for the election of its leader. (more...)
White House reporter's UFO question interrupted by odd occurrence White House reporter's UFO question interrupted by odd occurrence
- December 20, 2017

Trump has publicly proclaimed that the bill is "not good" for him, but that's a lie. "The biggest focus on this White House has been to make sure all Americans are better off today, after this tax package passes, than they were beforehand", she said, adding that Trump's focus "hasn't necessarily been at all on himself". (more...)
RAF Mildenhall: US air base placed on lockdown after 'significant incident' RAF Mildenhall: US air base placed on lockdown after 'significant incident'
- December 20, 2017

Officers are telling us the man sustained cuts and bruises after the incident. Suffolk Police said shots were fired by American service personnel at the base which was placed on lockdown. Camera IconRAF Mildenhall is a United States air force base, situated in central England. The Mildenhall base was scouted out in 2015 by an Islamic extremist who eventually received a life sentence for plotting an attack against US military personnel. (more...)
Man sentenced 20 years over London nightclub acid attack Man sentenced 20 years over London nightclub acid attack
- December 20, 2017

He referred to the attack as a "stupid little mistake" during Tuesday's hearing. Collins admitted throwing the bottle of fluid over clubbers but said he did not know it was acid. Victim Lauren Trent told the trial she heard a "hissing" sound like a can of Coke opening as the liquid touched her neck, and her skin started "coming off in my hands". (more...)
Texas police officer fired for ordering taser use Texas police officer fired for ordering taser use
- December 20, 2017

The woman was shocked with the Taser after Pierce gave the order, with the younger officer later threatening to Taser her twice more and saying "I don't give a f-- right now" as she was led to a police cruiser. The body cam video was identified through the department's mandatory internal review. According to Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, the woman was cooperating with police. (more...)
Falcons' Julio Jones, Alex Mack named to 2018 Pro Bowl roster Falcons' Julio Jones, Alex Mack named to 2018 Pro Bowl roster
- December 20, 2017

The four defensive players selected are the most in franchise history. Pro Bowl players were determined by a consensus vote of fans, players and coaches, with each group counting one-third toward determining the 88 players selected. Bouye was signed to a massive contract this offseason and has somehow been able to exceed expectations opposite Ramsey. The veteran cornerback has been shutting down his side of the field all season. (more...)
Cathay Pacific launching Hong Kong-Dulles service Cathay Pacific launching Hong Kong-Dulles service
- December 20, 2017

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg said the new service has been introduced to cater to the growing demand for travel to the USA capital region, "while at the same time providing US-based passengers with more access to key destinations in Asia and beyond through the airline's home in Hong Kong ". (more...)
Trump, US's May discuss 'different positions' on Jerusalem in phone call Trump, US's May discuss 'different positions' on Jerusalem in phone call
- December 20, 2017

The US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, a personal friend of Trump, said last week he expected the president to visit London in the new year, raising expectations that he would fly in to open a new $800m embassy complex in Battersea on the south bank of the Thames. (more...)
Mild through Tuesday, then a large storm develops by late week Mild through Tuesday, then a large storm develops by late week
- December 20, 2017

A few strong to severe storms are possible between about 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. A winter storm could cover central and northeast Wisconsin with four or more inches of snow and make holiday travel more hard later this week. The Green Bay area is under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. December 13, 2017 with 4 to 7 inches of snow possible. Christmas is fast approaching and we have a true winter weather threat lurking for the big weekend. (more...)
Costco Wholesale (COST) Upgraded to Hold by Vetr
- December 20, 2017

About 2.04M shares traded. Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRSN) has 0.00% since December 19, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 123.85% the S&P500. Axa invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Schnieders Management invested in 0.55% or 7,423 shares. Moreover, Tctc Llc has 0.03% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (more...)
What the Insider Data Suggests About Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)
- December 20, 2017

In the latest week Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) stock volatility was recorded 1.30% which for the previous full month was noted 1.38%. 988.30 million shares or 1.42% more from 974.49 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. "(NASDAQ: SBUX )" was reported by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. Texas-based Bbva Compass Savings Bank has invested 0.11% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ). (more...)
State Police investigate deadly plane crash in Franklin County State Police investigate deadly plane crash in Franklin County
- December 20, 2017

Saturday night. In a lucky escape, a dog survived a plane crash that killed three persons and another pooch in the U.S. state of in, authorities have said. Indiana State Police and federal investigators are looking into the incident. Only one survivor got off the plane: A second dog, which showed up injured at a nearby home and was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment. (more...)
USA blames North Korea for WannaCry attack in May USA blames North Korea for WannaCry attack in May
- December 20, 2017

The security adviser said that he can say with confidence that the attack was ordered by the North Korean regime, citing the detection of collective movement. Confidently attributing a cyber operation is the necessary, but not sufficient, first step for both administrations' larger plans for stability in cyberspace-to establish norms of proper behavior for states and citizens and hold nations or groups that violate those norms accountable. (more...)
Global Coal Demand Drops Second Year in a Row Global Coal Demand Drops Second Year in a Row
- December 20, 2017

Global demand for coal should remain almost flat between 2017 and 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation for coal consumption, according to the International Energy Agency's annual coal market report. The report , which makes forecasts to 2022, predicts that coal use in India will continue to rise. Although coal-fired power generation increases by 1.2% per year through 2016-22, its share of the power mix falls to just below 36% by 2022, which would be the lowest level since IEA statistics ... (more...)
Narcos: Michael Pena and Diego Luna to Star in Season 4 Narcos: Michael Pena and Diego Luna to Star in Season 4
- December 20, 2017

Even the plot of the fourth season is being kept under wraps for now, leaving the fate of the series' existing characters up in the air. There's no concrete date set, but the show typically releases a full season around the beginning of September. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation joins probe into power outage at Atlanta airport Federal Bureau of Investigation joins probe into power outage at Atlanta airport
- December 20, 2017

School officials say the power outage that struck Atlanta's airport has caused a Georgia college basketball team to miss a tournament now underway in Puerto Rico. Coach Agnus Berenato says that after the outage, the team looked into flying from several airports throughout the Southeast, but was unable to secure flights. (more...)
China urges cooperation after USA brands it a competitor China urges cooperation after USA brands it a competitor
- December 20, 2017

Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said Tuesday the USA should "abandon its Cold War mentality and zero-sum game concept, " CNN reported". The singling out of China and Russian Federation as " revisionist powers " also comes despite Trump's own attempts to build strong relations with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the two sides seek to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
N.Korea rejects United States offer of talks N.Korea rejects United States offer of talks
- December 20, 2017

I mean, if North Korea has a nuclear weapon, I mean, who are you going to try to prevent getting one? But the current Conservative Opposition now says it is time for Canada to talk to the US about joining the program. "It will be a major topic of conversation". Trump said the United States wanted Pakistan to take decisive action to help fight extremism, and that Washington had "no choice" but to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. (more...)

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