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Trump 'disappointed' with China for allowing oil into North Korea
- December 28, 2017

The report went on to mention the ship-to-ship transfer was most possibly of oil, done in an attempt to evade the sanctions placed on the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regime. The sanctions also order the repatriation of North Korean workers sent overseas to earn much-needed revenue for Kim's regime. China and Russian Federation subsequently asked for more time to consider the proposal. (more...)
Former Soccer Star George Weah Is Liberia's New President Former Soccer Star George Weah Is Liberia's New President
- December 28, 2017

The senator of Montserrado County - once named Fifa World Player and victor of the much-coveted Ballon d'Or - defeated his 73-year-old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in results announced in Liberia on Wednesday morning. (more...)
Brazil expels Venezuela's top diplomat in the country Brazil expels Venezuela's top diplomat in the country
- December 28, 2017

Relations have worsened between the Latin American states since 2016 when Venezuela voiced criticism of the impeachment of leftist former President Dilma Rousseff, who was removed from office over financial misconduct allegations. Brazil also urged the Maduro regime to recognize the humanitarian crisis that the country is facing and to accept worldwide aid. They accuse his socialist government of harassing the opposition and violating human rights. (more...)
Enrollment for Alabama CHIP program won't freeze Enrollment for Alabama CHIP program won't freeze
- December 28, 2017

Since that deadline passed, states across the country have relied on reserve funding to keep the program running. If Congress doesn't act, its funding will run out by March. But now, the benefits Lopez relies on for her three children's annual check-ups and to keep an eye on her 9-year-old's heart condition could be gone as Congress failed to renew funding for the program upon its September 30 expiration. (more...)
NY may restructure tax code following federal tax overhaul NY may restructure tax code following federal tax overhaul
- December 28, 2017

He had said last week that NY officials are assessing a redesign to the state tax code in response to the federal tax legislation. "There's never been a double taxation before in the history of the nation", Gov. Last week, Gov. Cuomo signed an executive order allowing residents to prepay their property taxes before the end of the year. Cuomo said the move to eliminate the state and local tax deduction "put a dagger in the heart of NY and California", and that the Republicans leading Congress ... (more...)
Hopkins To Miss Colts Game With Calf Injury Hopkins To Miss Colts Game With Calf Injury
- December 28, 2017

Hopkins was limited in practice last week, but still started the Texans 34-6 loss to Pittsburgh, hauling in a fourth-quarter touchdown catch. However, the bad news is that his consecutive games streak will officially come to a close. "The ball doesn't have to be pinpoint accuracy every time". With Houston's season well over, it seems like the team and player may err on the side of caution. (more...)
SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful
- December 28, 2017

The bid placed a 30 percent discount on Uber compared to its 2014 valuation of $68.5 billion which made it the world's most valuable startup, with SoftBank also agreeing to inject $1 billion into the company at its old valuation in an attempt to avoid a scenario in which the firm is severely devalued as a result of the move. (more...)
Last uncounted ballots: Roy Moore can't close 20000-vote loss Last uncounted ballots: Roy Moore can't close 20000-vote loss
- December 28, 2017

The crowd cheers as Democratic candidate Doug Jones is declared the projected victor of the U.S. Senate race against Republican Roy Moore on Tuesday, Dec. However, Merrill told WHNT-TV on Monday that he had yet to receive such a report from the Moore campaign. "After additional research was conducted, it was determined that this young man has lived and worked in Alabama for more than one year and is now a registered voter in this state", Merrill wrote in a pres release. (more...)
RS Chairman names Congress member amidst protests over Hegde remarks RS Chairman names Congress member amidst protests over Hegde remarks
- December 28, 2017

At a function in Karnataka on Sunday, Hegde reportedly said that "we are here to change the Constitution and we will change it", according to a news report by PTI . There can be no question on it. As a citizen, I can never go against it. "I feel happy because he (the person) knows about his blood, but I don't know what to call those who claim themselves secular". (more...)
Pollard to miss New Zealand T20 series Pollard to miss New Zealand T20 series
- December 28, 2017

With two whitewashes in two formats, the Windies would be hoping for a turn in fortunes when the action moves to their favorite format of the game. But in spite of his absence, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson asserted that West Indies , who have won two T2o World Cup trophies, are still a unsafe side in the format. (more...)
Northeast states suing EPA over upwind air pollution Northeast states suing EPA over upwind air pollution
- December 28, 2017

Asthma attacks, permanent lung damage, and premature deaths are common impacts. The states, led by NY, had asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013 to add eight states and part of another to an area known as the Ozone Transport Region . (more...)
Day one of many: Arctic cold is here to stay Day one of many: Arctic cold is here to stay
- December 28, 2017

A wind chill advisory is in effect for Carbon and Monroe counties until 1 a.m. Friday . Although wind speeds aren't exceptional, winds will create extremely chilly conditions. Another cold start this morning with temperatures in the single digits to low teens and wind chills near zero. Winds will create bitingly glacial weather that will make it hard to even be outside. (more...)
Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. Cuts Stake in AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV)
- December 28, 2017

About 904,429 shares traded. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has risen 36.37% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.66% the S&P500. Michael Robert A. sold $589,512 worth of AbbVie Inc. RICHMOND TIMOTHY J . sold 87,040 shares worth $8.57 million. $6.24 million worth of stock was sold by GONZALEZ RICHARD A on Thursday, August 3. (more...)
Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas Day shooting at Phoenix apartment complex Mother, 2 children killed in Christmas Day shooting at Phoenix apartment complex
- December 28, 2017

Police were called to the scene Monday afternoon on a report of a shooting and found a woman dead outside. Echeverria said Ross told her about relationship problems with her ex-husband, and said that she hopes the shooting prompts women in bad relationships to ask for help. (more...)
Iran's Khamenei: If 'smarter' Reagan failed in hardline stance, Trump will too Iran's Khamenei: If 'smarter' Reagan failed in hardline stance, Trump will too
- December 28, 2017

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remark during a meeting of members of the Council of Coordination on Islamic Propagation. Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei mocked Donald Trump's intelligence Wednesday, saying that the U.S. "With Divine permission, we will frustrate America in all areas". " Reagan was more powerful and smarter than Trump, and he was a better actor in making threats, and he also moved against us and they shot down our plane ". (more...)
Washington and Oregon Governors Sign Up for FirstNet Safety System Washington and Oregon Governors Sign Up for FirstNet Safety System
- December 28, 2017

Malloy said his decision was based upon the idea that "when disaster strikes, communication is critical to the safety of CT residents". Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has accepted the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T (NYSE: T) plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state´s public safety community, the company said. (more...)
Firework rules and more for New Years Firework rules and more for New Years
- December 28, 2017

Have a safe and spectacular New Year and do not forget to #CelebrateSafely! THE NEW YEAR Countdown Celebration at Hong Kong has become one of the biggest and most remarkable countdowns across Asia. Heckman, Executive Director of the APA. Fireworks can be discharged on December 31, 2017 starting at 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. January 1, 2018. "They will be working over New Year's Eve; we will also have people working on New Year's Day", he said. (more...)
Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) Holder Choate Investment Advisors Lifted Holding by $43.87 Million
- December 28, 2017

McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.76 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.77. Salesforce.com had 195 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. (more...)
Aircraft That Skid Off Malta Runway Reportedly Belongs To British Lord Aircraft That Skid Off Malta Runway Reportedly Belongs To British Lord
- December 28, 2017

Jean Paul Sammut, a legal representative for Polidano Group - the Maltese construction firm that reportedly owns the building - blamed high winds. The reason behind the crash is reported to be strong winds dislodging and blowing away the wheel chock which is supposed to prevent the aircraft from moving. (more...)
Sophie Smith: Search For University Student Who Went Missing On Boxing Day Sophie Smith: Search For University Student Who Went Missing On Boxing Day
- December 28, 2017

One said: "Please anybody around Gorleston today, especially up near the cliffs/seafront can you keep your eyes peeled for our dear dear friend Sophie". A spokesman said: "Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 21-year-old girl from Gorleston". Sophie's dad Michael Knowles said his daughter's disappearance in the middle of the night between Christmas Day and Boxing Day had left him devastated and not knowing what to do. (more...)
Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian teen icon Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian teen icon
- December 28, 2017

The court on Monday extended Tamimi's detention, along with those of her mother and cousin, for four days for questioning. Ahmed Tibi, an Arab member of the Israeli parliament (R), gestures as he chats with Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (C) at the military court in Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, December 28, 2017. (more...)
College basketball: No. 1 Villanova rolls in Big East opener College basketball: No. 1 Villanova rolls in Big East opener
- December 28, 2017

The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 86.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Big East and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 74.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting. The Blue Demons concluded a hard non-conference schedule with an 83-66 win against Miami (Ohio) last Thursday. (more...)
Driver fired shot at trooper on I-95 N in Stafford Driver fired shot at trooper on I-95 N in Stafford
- December 28, 2017

A state trooper spotted the suspect vehicle traveling north on Interstate 95 near the 137 mile marker and, with the assistance of a Stafford County Sheriff's Deputy, attempted a traffic stop. A medivac helicopter landed on the scene to fly out the driver, who suffered serious injuries, police said. No other injuries were reported during the shooting or pursuit. (more...)
North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war' North Korea calls latest United Nations sanctions 'an act of war'
- December 28, 2017

The 15-member UNSC unanimously voted on Friday to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest missile test and vowed to prevent Pyongyang from furthering its nuclear programme . North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has described the United States president as "mentally deranged". Earlier this month Washington asked the United Nations to ban 10 ships from entering ports across the world over alleged dealings with North Korea. (more...)
Mark Hamill Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher One Year After Her Death Mark Hamill Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher One Year After Her Death
- December 28, 2017

Carrie had completed scenes for the film before she died and during the credits, a message reads: "In loving memory of our princess , Carrie Fisher ". Thinking today of the privilege of knowing you."Fisher's own pup also remembered his mom today ". She was a mental health advocate. Carrie Fisher spoke her mind loudly and often. (more...)
Zac Rinaldo Suspended 6 Games for Punching Samuel Girard Zac Rinaldo Suspended 6 Games for Punching Samuel Girard
- December 28, 2017

It was the fifth career suspension for Rinaldo, who is in his first season with Arizona and sixth overall in the National Hockey League. With MacKinnon hunched over after the hit, Girard confronted Rinaldo before the Arizona center punched the rookie in the face. (more...)
Kenya bans smoking of Shisha Kenya bans smoking of Shisha
- December 28, 2017

Over the years, Shisha smoking had gained popularity in Nairobi nightclubs, especially among young women. "The document being circulated online online was probably being prepared for my signature but it's not final and we are not yet there". (more...)
Ajo LP Has Trimmed Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake by $46.86 Million
- December 28, 2017

VANGUARD GROUP INC raised its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) by.68% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $6.87 million activity. $2.75M worth of Facebook, Inc. 1,000 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares with value of $191,200 were sold by WELLS DAVID B. (more...)
(MSFT) Shares Sold by Douglas Lane & Associates LLC
- December 28, 2017

The stock increased 0.36% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $85.71. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The firm has "Buy" rating by BB&T Capital given on Monday, August 31. In the last three months, insiders sold 45,000 shares of company stock valued at $3,759,420. (more...)
Reviewing Hot Consumer Goods stock of Friday- GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) Reviewing Hot Consumer Goods stock of Friday- GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC)
- December 28, 2017

Bank of America downgraded GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) on Wednesday, April 6 with "Buy" rating. The stock of GNC Holdings, Inc. Goldman Sachs has "Buy" rating and $40 target. Oz Management Limited Partnership has 106,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NYSE:GNC) for 500 shares. (NASDAQ:SNCR). Cornerstone Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 84,400 shares. (more...)

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