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Jairam Thakur begins innings in hill State Jairam Thakur begins innings in hill State
- December 29, 2017

The five-time BJP MLA from Seraj constituency of the hilly state was elected to lead the state after the party's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal failed to register a win from his constituency. There are six Rajputs including the Chief Minister, Mohinder Singh, Vipin Parmar, Virender Kanwar, Gobind Thakur and Vikram Singh, three Brahmins including Suresh Bharadwaj, Anil Sharma and Ram Lal Markanda, who is both tribal and Brahmin and two OBCs. (more...)
Comfort women row with Japan unresolved Comfort women row with Japan unresolved
- December 29, 2017

Japan and South Korea, which share a bitter history including Japanese colonization, are key to worldwide efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs that it pursues in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. "Regardless of the Japanese government's stance, we take the investigation results seriously and humbly", South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Roh Kyu-deok told a news briefing, adding Seoul would formulate follow-up measures as soon as possible that could help ... (more...)
Police in Superior Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect Police in Superior Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect
- December 29, 2017

The suspect went inside the convenience store and started a conversation with the clerk. The pointed a weapon at the clerk and demanded merchandise and money from the cash register. The police department released photos and surveillance camera footage of the assault "to ask for the public's help in identifying the suspect who committed these crimes". (more...)
Constitution under attack by BJP: Rahul Constitution under attack by BJP: Rahul
- December 29, 2017

Rahul's comments about "senior members" of the BJP was an apparent reference to union minister Anant Kumar Hegde, who recently attacked "secularists" and said the government was there to "change the constitution". He added, "What is happening today in our country is a web of deceit. We might suffer, we might not do well, we might even lose, but we will not give up the truth and we will defend the truth and that is the difference between the Congress party and them". (more...)
Active Portfolio of Thursday: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)
- December 29, 2017

Summit Financial Strategies Inc. increased its stake in shares of Huntington Bancshares by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. There were 49 sold out positions, amounting to 5.03 million shares. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN ) has seen its SMA20 which is now 0.02%. HBAN's profit will be $281.05 million for 14.05 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Big rig crash in Texas spills avocados, snarling traffic Big rig crash in Texas spills avocados, snarling traffic
- December 29, 2017

Aerial video shows road crews shoveling thousands of pounds of avocados off the side of the northbound lanes. All lanes on the roadway were reopened at 2:30 p.m., about 3 hours after the incident. Texas Sky Rangers spotted what was left of the big rig and load of avocados blocking the northbound lanes of I-35E. Texas Department of Public Safety officials at the scene indicted it likely was a mechanical issue. (more...)
Charities Concerned New Tax Law Could Lead to Decrease in Donations Charities Concerned New Tax Law Could Lead to Decrease in Donations
- December 29, 2017

Under the tax law, qualified charitable contributions will remain available to taxpayers who itemize. Through donor-advised funds with the foundation, individuals can donate now and the foundation will distribute the money to the organizations next year, Swiney said. (more...)
Weather warning of icy roads tonight in Herefordshire
- December 29, 2017

It will then spread and affect counties in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster. The extended weather warning applies to nearly all counties in Ireland, and snow accumulations of less than 2cm are expected on Thursday night 28 December and remains in effect until Friday 29 December at 9am. (more...)
China Extends Tax Rebate for Electric Vehicles China Extends Tax Rebate for Electric Vehicles
- December 29, 2017

The country's finance minister revealed in a public statement released on Wednesday that the tax exemption, instead of being phased out at the turn of the new year as had been planned, would be extended until December 31st 2020. "The policy will effectively promote consumers to choose new-energy vehicles and result in a steady and rapid growth of the new-energy vehicle market", Cui said. (more...)
Obama, Clinton remain Obama, Clinton remain "most admired" Americans
- December 29, 2017

According to Gallup , President Trump is one of only a small number of incumbent presidents not to earn the distinction of most admired man since polling began in 1946. Elizabeth Warren at 3 percent and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Queen Elizabeth II at 2 percent each, Gallup said . The poll also breaks down along party lines, with 87 percent of those identifying as Democrats calling Trump's tweets inappropriate while 50 percent of Republicans feel the same way. (more...)
Sex offender with Riverside victims arrested by Border Patrol Sex offender with Riverside victims arrested by Border Patrol
- December 29, 2017

On the same date last year - December 20, 2016 - border agents confiscated $290,000 in cash from the 23-year-old man who was also heading south on the 5 Freeway near Oceanside. "This call prevented a unsafe fugitive from justice from successfully entering the United States". He faces up to six months incarceration. According to a statement from U.S. (more...)
Trump says East Coast could use 'Global Warming' Trump says East Coast could use 'Global Warming'
- December 29, 2017

The Paris agreement would have voluntarily committed the U.S.to environmental restrictions along with payments to developing country's to offset emissions. "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against", he said. (more...)
HEIR APPARENT: DeBlasio Chooses Bernie To Swear Him In For Mayor HEIR APPARENT: DeBlasio Chooses Bernie To Swear Him In For Mayor
- December 29, 2017

An answer, of sorts, came on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio will be sworn in for a second term bright and early on an especially cold New Year's Day, and members of the public can attend for free. "You know, look, it's been a wonderful experience, it's been a fascinating experience". "I don't have a ideal vignette for you", de Blasio continued. (more...)
Banco Santander, SA (SAN) PT Set at €5.95 by Citigroup Inc
- December 29, 2017

These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.14/share and a High Estimate of $0.21/share. Several blemishing value in the stock market possibly will oblige dedication of a person and lot of hard work. Keeping a close watch on earnings beats may help investors catch the wave early enough to secure some future profits. eBay Inc. (EBAY ) is analyzed based on price earnings (P/E) ratio. (more...)
Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Analysts See $0.17 EPS
- December 29, 2017

About 7.50 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 32.69% the S&P500. Valley National Bancorp's quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. Guardian Life Insurance Of America, a New York-based fund reported 501 shares. (more...)
U.S. and Israel formulate a plan to stop Iran - together U.S. and Israel formulate a plan to stop Iran - together
- December 29, 2017

In his speech on October 13, Trump said he had decided not to recertify the Iranian JCPOA nuclear deal and instead would launch a new strategy to deal with Iran's regime. The group will also form policies and plans for the day in which the Syrian Civil War comes to an end. -Israeli preparation for any escalation by Iran and/or Hezbollah. (more...)
Russian Federation to limit U.S. military observation flights: RIA Russian Federation to limit U.S. military observation flights: RIA
- December 29, 2017

Russian Federation has consistently lashed out when neighboring countries purchase USA missile defense systems, which Moscow claims have the capability of launching missiles. Russian Federation and Japan never formally ended hostilities after World War II because of a dispute over the South Kuril Islands, which were annexed from Japan by the Soviet Union during the war. (more...)
Death toll in Mumbai's Kamla Mills fire rises to 14 Death toll in Mumbai's Kamla Mills fire rises to 14
- December 29, 2017

Kamala Mills is a refurbished old industrial compound that now houses a host of swanky restaurants and other commercial establishments. The injured were rushed to Breach Candy hospital. "14 people have been killed. The injured people have sustained minor injuries", Supe said. "At least 24-25 casualties have come in, 14 dead". The officials said the cause of the fire was not immediately known. (more...)
Prosecutor needs longer on cop's killing of Australian woman Prosecutor needs longer on cop's killing of Australian woman
- December 29, 2017

Noor's attorney, Thomas Plunkett, said in a statement on Thursday that Noor extended his "thoughts and wishes" to Damond's family and raised concerns about the objectivity of Freeman. "These officers spoke of sympathy for our loss". The police shooting was the third high-profile one for Minnesota in recent years in which a prosecutor made a charging decision rather than relying on a grand jury, a process criticized for secrecy and for the rarity of officers being charged. (more...)
Appeals court upholds BOLI decision against 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' owners Appeals court upholds BOLI decision against 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' owners
- December 29, 2017

Colorado Civil Rights Commission , a case stemming from Christian baker Jack Phillips' refusal to make a same-sex wedding cake for a gay couple. "In Oregon, business that are open to the public are open to all", they said. In a statement , Avakian said the Appeals Court ruling "sends a strong signal that OR remains open to all". The First Liberty Institute, which backed the appeal, expressed disappointment with the ruling. (more...)
Black teen brutally beaten by police while handcuffed, police remain silent Black teen brutally beaten by police while handcuffed, police remain silent
- December 29, 2017

When they tried to speak to him, he ran off, prompting a foot chase. "Disgusted in your senseless, racist, wicked police officer who beat this young man while in handcuffs". The 17-year-old was taken to Troy Regional Medical Center for treatment then to UAB for further treatment. In fact, on Saturday, civil rights activists plan to hold a demonstration outside the Troy police department to demand action against the police officers involved with the brutal beating of 17-year-old Ulysses ... (more...)
Driver suffered medical emergency in Seattle crash Driver suffered medical emergency in Seattle crash
- December 29, 2017

Authorities say it appears the driver of a shuttle van that struck a downtown Seattle building and injured several pedestrians had a medical emergency and lost control of the vehicle. The driver was also taken to an area hospital, police said. Fire spokeswoman Kristen Tinsley says a man in serious condition and three other people in stable condition were taken to hospitals. (more...)
Texas boy, 4, dies following treehouse accident Christmas Eve Texas boy, 4, dies following treehouse accident Christmas Eve
- December 29, 2017

He died three days later from severe brain trauma because of the collapse. The parents of Kade Contreras made the hard decision to remove their son from life support three days after the incident, the Houston Chronicle reports . No longer shall he dwell here among the trials and tribulations of this life, this world. Evans told KTRK earlier that the family was "just trying to hold it together" in the wake of the accident. (more...)
Akash Dadlani's Mom Has An Emotional Breakdown In The Padosi House Akash Dadlani's Mom Has An Emotional Breakdown In The Padosi House
- December 29, 2017

His mother keeps kissing his cheeks and he makes her sit on his lap. "He is not a top 4 material, he was in this show for only a reason." . Luv gets 60 points for the task. Bigg boss introduced another challenge for day, known as the Ignore task, in which the contestants had to complete ignore the performing contestant and not give any reactions. (more...)
Wake Forest preview, predictions, and players to watch Wake Forest preview, predictions, and players to watch
- December 28, 2017

While his choice rocked the college football world, he will not coach the Aggies as they head into the Belk Bowl against Wake Forest . Neither team has been consistent, but Texas A&M possesses far better and more motivated athletes. Watts has 87 tackles with 4 interceptions this season. "They're a brand name". With a win over A&M, Wake can win a bowl game in back-to-back seasons for just the second time in program history (2007-08). (more...)
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...)

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