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Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum Leo Varadkar still won't say how he'll campaign in an abortion referendum
- January 12, 2018

There is concern among politicians that legalising abortion for all women would be a step too far, Leo Varadkar has said. Health Minister Simon Harris said today that expects that legislation for a referendum on the 8th amendment should be before the Oireachtas by February. (more...)
Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally announces Senate bid Arizona GOP Rep. Martha McSally announces Senate bid
- January 12, 2018

One interesting feature of this ad is how McSally recasts her first moment of real fame during her military career, when she sued the Pentagon to strike down its policy of making off-duty servicewomen posted to Saudi Arabia wear the abaya, the long robe insisted upon by Saudi religious authorities. (more...)
Women on their periods are being 'denied sanitary products in police custody' Women on their periods are being 'denied sanitary products in police custody'
- January 12, 2018

The Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) is calling for minimum hygiene standards to be introduced in England and Wales after finding that some police forces could be in breach of human rights and equality laws. The ICVA's research has found that women are strip-searched, subsequently having their clothing removed, but there is "no statutory guidance" for officers on how to treat women and girls who are on their period. (more...)
Trump holds discussion on reforming nation's prisons Trump holds discussion on reforming nation's prisons
- January 12, 2018

Trump promised his administration would be "very tough on crime" but "provide a ladder of opportunity to the future". White House senior adviser Jared Kushner , whose own father spent more than a year behind bars, was part of the listening session though he did not speak when reporters were in the room. (more...)
Huddersfield complete £14m capture of Norwich winger Alex Pritchard Huddersfield complete £14m capture of Norwich winger Alex Pritchard
- January 12, 2018

Pritchard's first club, Spurs, will be due a sell-on fee - tied to a proportion of the profit now heading to Carrow Road - for a player who notched eight goals and created 11 assists in 43 City appearances. Huddersfield have won 10 of their last 12 home league games against West Ham (W10 D1 L1), though this is the first such meeting since a 1-0 win in November 1971. (more...)
First of 9 Rikers Island Jails Set to Close in Overhaul First of 9 Rikers Island Jails Set to Close in Overhaul
- January 12, 2018

The building being closed is called the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC) and it houses roughly 600 men. "This decision was made recently", said Commissioner Cynthia Brann. Its closure will bring the total number of operational Rikers Island facilities from nine to eight. Under Mayor de Blasio's administration, we have reduced our jail population by 21 percent and have helped make our jails safer. (more...)
Pope Francis says humanity 'wasted' 2017 with war, lies Pope Francis says humanity 'wasted' 2017 with war, lies
- January 12, 2018

He said in his New Year address: "We humans in so many ways ruined and hurt it with works of death, with lies and injustices". However, he also noted that "gratitude prevails" thanks to those who "co-operate silently for the common good", noting that parents and educators who raise children in a spirit of responsible ethics and consciousness were deserving of praise. (more...)
Airbus and its Chinese Partners Strengthen Cooperation Airbus and its Chinese Partners Strengthen Cooperation
- January 12, 2018

The group says the massive violations of the freedom to inform can not be ignored, and urges Macron to press the Chinese to improve the situation. Airbus SE will accelerate production of the A320 workhorse model in China to six planes a month as the European planemaker seeks to meet global demand, Bloomberg reported. (more...)
UIDAI allows Airtel to resume Aadhaar-based e-KYC till 31 March UIDAI allows Airtel to resume Aadhaar-based e-KYC till 31 March
- January 12, 2018

Important dates - Aadhaar Virtual ID or VIDThe Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI ) has said it will implement the VID service by March 1 , 2018. Datar also said he did not know what the Centre was doing and added that he was "clueless" about how a Virtual ID would help address the issue of privacy, especially in rural areas. (more...)
Oil tanker still ablaze, search for missing crew continues Oil tanker still ablaze, search for missing crew continues
- January 12, 2018

The collision has also raised fears of oil contamination, although Chinese authorities have said claimed that this is unlikely due to the lightness of condensate, causing it to evaporate quickly. Of the 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis on the Sanchi's crew, only one body has so far been found. The tanker, run by Iran's top oil shipping operator National Iranian Tanker Co, hit the CF Crystal vessel that was carrying US grain on Saturday. (more...)
DWI suspect flees, crashes into off-duty DPD officer
- January 12, 2018

The pursuit began at IH-35E and Belt Line Road in Carrollton just before 8:30 p.m. when a CPD officer initiated a traffic stop on Vargas who was driving erratically. Investigators say the driver then jumped out of the vehicle and ran. He is also suspected of trying to carjack another driver with a knife before continuing to run, police said. (more...)
Thousands of Tourists Get Stranded at Ski Resort Thousands of Tourists Get Stranded at Ski Resort
- January 12, 2018

A police official in Zermatt , a tourist magnet for backpackers and millionaires alike, said the helicopter journey to the village of Taesch took abound three minutes. "It's a bit romantic", resort spokesperson Janine Imesch told AFP, adding that "there is no panic". Blizzards have also plagued French areas of the Alps with workers forced to cut through a 22ft wall of snow to clear a road in the south-east of the country. (more...)
Egypt hangs four convicted terrorists Egypt hangs four convicted terrorists
- January 12, 2018

North Sinai has been a staging ground for militants operating in Egypt for decades. The 2014 bombing took place in the town of Kafr al-Sheikh during violence that followed the ouster of then-President Mohamed Morsi. Sissi has also warned that he expected IS militants who had fought in Syria and Iraq to join the Sinai insurgency after the loss of their strongholds in the two countries. (more...)
Chandigarh Stalking Case: Vikas Barala Gets Bail Chandigarh Stalking Case: Vikas Barala Gets Bail
- January 12, 2018

Pandit claimed her uncle and father wrote the complaint and her signatures were forged, allegations Varnika denied. Her cross-examination was held in the district court on January 9 and yesterday. Vikas Barala, who has been lodged in Burail jail here, is pursuing a law degree from the Kurukshetra University. Charges were framed against Vikas Barala and his 27- year-old friend, Ashish Kumar, in connection with the case, which had triggered widespread outrage and a spate of protests across ... (more...)
Rocket launch scheduled over Tucson Rocket launch scheduled over Tucson
- January 12, 2018

The original launch date was Wednesday , but was pushed back until Thursday due to weather. Thursday's delays were due to an issue with a ground system valve, according to ULA, which had also earlier reported issues with swing arms, which connect parts of the rocket to the launchpad and typically move away from the vehicle between ignition and liftoff. (more...)
Saudi Air Defense Unit Intercepts Another Houthi Ballistic Missile Saudi Air Defense Unit Intercepts Another Houthi Ballistic Missile
- January 12, 2018

The series of air raids comes one day after the Houthis reportedly launched a "ballistic missile" at a military installation in Saudi Arabia's southern city of Najran near the Saudi-Yemeni border. Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, allied with Iran, and a US -backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Snow, strong winds, cold make January comeback Snow, strong winds, cold make January comeback
- January 12, 2018

No major accumulations are expected. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Monday night: Freezing rain and sleet before 10 p.m., then a slight chance of sleet between 10 and 11 p.m. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. The storm should begin in eastern South Dakota around 6 p.m. Wednesday evening (9 p.m.in Sioux Falls area) and continue until late Thursday morning. (more...)
This very good bug-sniffing dog will protect fine art from pests This very good bug-sniffing dog will protect fine art from pests
- January 12, 2018

There's a new pup on patrol at the Museum of Fine Arts. Nicki Luongo, director of protective services for the museum, said because Riley is a Weimaraner it adds to the skills he can bring to the position. Getchell says she's not aware of another institution using a dog for similar work. Riley will live with museum officials and work while the facility is closed to visitors. (more...)
Taking Tally Of Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NOG), Sunrun Inc. (RUN) Taking Tally Of Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NOG), Sunrun Inc. (RUN)
- January 12, 2018

Unlike P/E, the ratio isn't affected by the chosen depreciation methods, making it suitable for geographic comparison. On Thursday, Shares of Northern Oil and Gas, Inc . A company's dividend is mostly determined by its board of directors and it requires the shareholders' approval. ATR value of the company was 0.24 and Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 77.07. (more...)
Immigration fight puts Trump in tight spot Immigration fight puts Trump in tight spot
- January 12, 2018

The Democrats have postured as advocates of the immigrant youth, initially demanding that legislative revival of DACA be included in the continuing resolution passed last month, only to drop the demand in the face of Republican threats to allow funding authorization to expire and trigger a partial shutdown of the government. (more...)
Chinese state destroys Christian megachurch as religious crackdown continues Chinese state destroys Christian megachurch as religious crackdown continues
- January 12, 2018

Photo The authorities used dynamite and heavy machinery to raze the Protestant megachurch. "My heart was sad to see this demolition and now I worry about more churches being demolished, even my own", he said . Thirty of the members were in critical condition. For the past several years, Chinese authorities have reportedly removed crosses at more than 1,200 churches, mainly in Zhejiang Province where many Christians live. (more...)
Chief justice orders evaluation of sex misconduct in courts Chief justice orders evaluation of sex misconduct in courts
- January 12, 2018

Chief Justice John Roberts announced an initiative in his official 2017 State of the Judiciary Report that would create protections against sexual harassment for law clerks and other employees of the courts. "I am sure that the overwhelming number have no tolerance for harassment and share the view that victims must have clear and immediate recourse to effective remedies". (more...)
Legal & General Group Plc Buys 2872 Shares of Watsco Inc (NYSE:WSO)
- January 12, 2018

It has outperformed by 21.72% the S&P500. Caledonia Investments Plc increased Watsco Inc (WSO) stake by 60.53% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 2.96%. (NYSE:WSO) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, April 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Longbow to "Buy". (more...)
USA school apologizes for 'offensive' homework USA school apologizes for 'offensive' homework
- January 12, 2018

But there were those who justified the assignment and the teacher, saying that it was supposed to develop critical thinking... Brown-Berry tells Fox 6 she found the assignment both "offensive and insensitive". "That's what keeps racism going", shed added. "The objective of the assignment was not, in any way, to have students argue that ANY slavery is acceptable - a concept that goes against our core values and beliefs about the equality and worth of people of all races", the letter said. (more...)
B. Riley Comments on Lululemon Athletica inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (LULU)
- January 12, 2018

SunTrust Banks set a $69.00 price target on shares of Lululemon Athletica and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. World Asset Mgmt holds 12,265 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. (NYSE:WSO). Kdi Prtn Limited Liability Co holds 51,829 shares. Sei Com owns 67,113 shares. (more...)
ICSE lowers passing marks for Board Examinations ICSE lowers passing marks for Board Examinations
- January 12, 2018

Gerry Arathoon, Chief Secretary and executive of CISCE said that, for ICSE examination, instead of 35, the pass mark would be 33%. Now as the ICSE & ISC Board time table 2018 has been officially released, schedule your final phase of studies. (more...)
The Mooch Is Loose: It's Scaramucci vs. Bannon, Round 2 The Mooch Is Loose: It's Scaramucci vs. Bannon, Round 2
- January 12, 2018

After some crosstalk between the two, Scaramucci shot back, "And if you want to go back to that interview and you want to take out the expletives and see what I said about Steve and look at the president's declaration yesterday, they're fairly similar". (more...)
EC's hawk eye over money, liquor flow ahead of election EC's hawk eye over money, liquor flow ahead of election
- January 12, 2018

Alternatively, voters can send SMSes with details of their Electors" Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number to 9731979899, to know the assembly constituency, polling station address and other details, by typing "KAEPIC space ID card number'. The Assembly elections are likely to be held in April-May. Digital" will be the buzzword during the upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka: "The Election Commission (EC) will introduce a slew of initiatives, including the use of voter-verified paper trail audit ... (more...)
Cramer: Not ready to endorse Campbell; hopes others will run Cramer: Not ready to endorse Campbell; hopes others will run
- January 12, 2018

Yet Cramer, 56, had put off a decision while the House pursued the tax overhaul, even as Heitkamp had more than $4 million for her re-election campaign. The environment also became hostile for Republicans who clashed with the president, and two of them, Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, surprisingly announced they would not seek another term. (more...)
CHP arrest 34 over New Year's weekend CHP arrest 34 over New Year's weekend
- January 12, 2018

Statewide, troopers investigated 1,169 crashes over the long weekend, nearly double the number investigated during the same period previous year, when troopers responded to 595 accidents. "All available personnel will be on duty". 1,221 people were stopped for speeding, and 225 people for seat belt violations. In Calaveras County two individuals were arrested for driving under the influence and there were two collisions, one with minor injuries. (more...)

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