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Du Plessis calls for Du Plessis calls for "collective" effort to maintain pitch standards in SA
- January 17, 2018

What I got from the groundsman is that the grass on the wicket has been burned from the heat over the last week‚ because it was too hot. "Generally Centurion doesn't spin that much but there is a thick layer of brown grass on it so it's not something that we're used to seeing at Centurion ". (more...)
Turkey Plans To Fight Kurdish Militia Forces With Syrian Opposition - Erdogan Turkey Plans To Fight Kurdish Militia Forces With Syrian Opposition - Erdogan
- January 17, 2018

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the United States was "playing with fire" by setting a force that would include Kurdish militia. "It is absolutely not possible for this to be accepted", he said, adding that Turkey "will continue its fight against any terrorist organisation regardless of its name and shape within and outside its borders". (more...)
Most Members Of The National Park System Advisory Board Just Quit Most Members Of The National Park System Advisory Board Just Quit
- January 17, 2018

Most of the seats on the National Park System Advisory Board are now empty after nine of its 12 members abruptly resigned Monday. "For the previous year we have stood by waiting for the chance to meet and continue the partnership between the NPSAB and the DOI as prescribed by law", Knowles said. (more...)
Environment tops Davos leaders' fears as Trump faces 'global elite' Environment tops Davos leaders' fears as Trump faces 'global elite'
- January 17, 2018

The report, based around the findings of a survey of 1,000 economists and business leaders, found nearly 59% believe the world faces mounting risks , with just 7% of respondents relaxed in their outlook for the coming year. Klaus Schwab , the founder of the WEF, whose motto is "committed to improving the state of the world", said the world is facing an "inflection point". (more...)
Noteworthy Movers: Pandora Media, Inc. (P), Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS)
- January 17, 2018

The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Thursday, October 8 with "Neutral". Also, insider Kevin T. Conroy sold 134,057 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. Private Advisor Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ: EXAS ). Exact Sciences Corporation's quarterly revenue was up 122.6% on a year-over-year basis. (more...)
FBI Agents Visited Steve Bannon's Home to Discuss Subpoena FBI Agents Visited Steve Bannon's Home to Discuss Subpoena
- January 17, 2018

According to Rep. Adam Schiff D-Calif., the committee's ranking Democrat, Bannon's attorney had contacted the White House and officials "doubled down" on its demand for the ex-strategist to decline answers. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is heading the FBI's investigation into the matter. Jackson said that Trump's blood pressure is 122 over 74. After quickly being reinstated at Breitbart News , Bannon was ousted from that job last Tuesday after the website's co-owner Rebekah Mercer ... (more...)
Even without Serena, Aussie Open field tough Even without Serena, Aussie Open field tough
- January 17, 2018

But here's the difference: At the time, Williams had seven Grand Slam titles under her belt. "I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally past year with - there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first Grand Slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely", she said. (more...)
US President Donald Trump accuses Democrats of holding immigration deal US President Donald Trump accuses Democrats of holding immigration deal
- January 17, 2018

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted Democrats for threating to withhold their votes on a must-pass spending bill over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, telling reporters Tuesday they shouldn't put an arbitrary deadline on an immigration deal. (more...)
Former White House aide Steve Bannon 'subpoenaed' in Russian Federation probe Former White House aide Steve Bannon 'subpoenaed' in Russian Federation probe
- January 17, 2018

Later, Trump , 71, attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a " very stable genius ". Pressed on the subject, Lewandowski said "of course" Trump could handle an interview with Mueller's team, "but the question is ... When asked how a man whose diet consists of so many hamburgers could be in such good shape, Dr Jackson said: "It's called genetics". He also takes a low-dose aspirin for heart health. (more...)
Corbyn declines to rule out backing second European Union referendum Corbyn declines to rule out backing second European Union referendum
- January 17, 2018

The party leader reiterated his call for MPs to have a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit deal. His comments came as shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry called the U.S. "We're not supporting or calling for a second referendum", Mr Corbyn told ITV's Peston on Sunday. Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at Labour critics calling for the United Kingdom to stay in the single market after Brexit. (more...)
Oprah 2020? Late Night Is Intrigued Oprah 2020? Late Night Is Intrigued
- January 17, 2018

The response was so great, it generated talk in traditional and social media throughout the day on the possibility of her running in 2020. "I do get exhausted of seeing what's happening with this country, and if it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am exhausted of seeing what's happening with this country, how we're really making other people live like kings, and we're not", he said. (more...)
TX Has $2.60 Million Position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)
- January 17, 2018

Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) has risen 1.28% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.32% the S&P500. Lipe & Dalton increased its stake in Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM ) by 11.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term
- January 17, 2018

Jackson to repeat the results about "the president's mental fitness" and alluded to Trump's tweet about him being "a stable genius". "This was effectively a gag order by the White House preventing this witness from answering nearly any question concerning his time in the transition or the administration", Schiff said. (more...)
Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarity Homeland Security chief testifies she 'did not hear' Trump use vulgarity
- January 17, 2018

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker , angrily criticized Nielsen's comments, telling her during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity ". Nielsen told CBS News on Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not prioritize deporting the almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants who received protections under DACA . (more...)
United Kingdom appoints Minister of Loneliness United Kingdom appoints Minister of Loneliness
- January 17, 2018

Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Tracey Crouch , will reportedly fill the role of heading the ministry. It had been recommended to the government by the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission, an organisation set up in honor of the late MP, to make a minister responsible for the problem. (more...)
Russia Has Underwater Nuclear Drones, Leaked Pentagon Documents Reveal Russia Has Underwater Nuclear Drones, Leaked Pentagon Documents Reveal
- January 17, 2018

The existence of the underwater nuclear carrier has been rumoured in the past, but the leaked draft of Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review confirmed this. In the new U.S. nuclear strategy stated that "Russia is developing at least 2 systems of Intercontinental range hypersonic glider and a new Intercontinental Autonomous nuclear torpedo". (more...)
Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena
- January 17, 2018

At the White House press conference, Jackson said he chose to run what's called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , known as MoCA. "It goes well beyond anything we have seen in this investigation", he added. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, told CNN in an interview". "I have no reason whatsoever to think that the president has an issue with his thought process". (more...)
Pak Wants US To Address Its Strategic Concerns Pak Wants US To Address Its Strategic Concerns
- January 17, 2018

What led to the start of all this was a tweet by the US President on New Year's Day holding them responsible for the "safe havens" provided to terrorist and giving the US "lies and deceit" for the $33 billion dollars it provided Pakistan with over the last decade and a half. (more...)
Toll in California mudslides rises to 20 Toll in California mudslides rises to 20
- January 17, 2018

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of multiple plaintiffs, accuses SCE of negligence, claiming that a problem with an SCE-owned transformer sparked the Thomas Fire near Santa Paula on December 4, 2017. "The resulting flow of mud, debris and water swept down and over homes, businesses and roadways from the Los Padres National Forest to the Pacific Ocean, destroying and damaging homes and businesses, injuring and killing residents, and rendering vast areas of Montecito uninhabitable", the complaint ... (more...)
Tillerson won't say whether Trump, Kim have spoken Tillerson won't say whether Trump, Kim have spoken
- January 17, 2018

Not-so-instant message: N. Korea calls Trump's New Year "bigger button" jibe "spasm of a lunatic" It took Pyongyang nearly two weeks to respond to US President Donald Trump's bragging about the size of his 'nuclear button, ' but a state-run newspaper has now called it "spasm of a lunatic" and the "bark of a rabid dog". (more...)
Donald Trump in 'excellent' overall health as medical results revealed Donald Trump in 'excellent' overall health as medical results revealed
- January 17, 2018

Some of Trump's supporters took to Twitter after Jackson's remarks to criticize prior coverage of the president's mental stability. The six foot three inch Trump, weighs 229 pounds, or almost 16 and a half stone. "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability ", Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. "There's no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues", Jackson told reporters at a White House press briefing. (more...)
Snow & Ice Warning Lifted As Strong Winds Forecast Snow & Ice Warning Lifted As Strong Winds Forecast
- January 17, 2018

Those set to be most affected are Atlantic coastal counties where coastal flooding is possible due to a combination of high seas, strong winds and low pressure. "Fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds will gradually moderate through the day". But in the north, rain will turn to sleet and snow leading to significant amounts of snow on roads. (more...)
Surveillance Program Clears Senate Hurdle Despite Filibuster Threats Surveillance Program Clears Senate Hurdle Despite Filibuster Threats
- January 17, 2018

The Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to advance a bill to extend a powerful government authority to conduct foreign surveillance on US soil, after leading Democrats joined senators opposing the legislation for not providing better protections for Americans. (more...)
Technical Focus: Watching Shares of Replicel Life Sciences Inc (REPCF)
- January 17, 2018

Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB ) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday, January 9th, The Fly reports. SVB Financial Group has a 52-week low of $159.44 and a 52-week high of $254.10. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.52, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Notre Dame dismissed 4 players from program Notre Dame dismissed 4 players from program
- January 17, 2018

Although he arrived at Notre Dame as a three-star recruit, he played a major role in the Irish offense as a freshman in 2016 by catching 25 passes for 462 yards and five touchdowns, putting him second on the team in touchdown catches. Takacs has the size and strength to hold his own, but it will be a climb up the Fighting Irish depth chart. National finalist Georgia scored only 20 points against the Irish - UGA's lowest single-game scoring total all season. (more...)
Catherine Zeta-Jones Sticks Up For Michael Douglas Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations Catherine Zeta-Jones Sticks Up For Michael Douglas Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
- January 17, 2018

Douglas vehemently denied the allegation and beat the outlets to the punch by doing an in-depth interview on the story himself; a step no other actor has taken. She also acknowledged there has been a shift in the industry. Catherine Zeta-Jones stands by her husband Michael Douglas . Asked why he was coming forward to expose a story that may or may not surface, Douglas said: "I felt the need to get ahead of this". (more...)
Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in Syria
- January 17, 2018

Representatives of the Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing US officials to resume a defunct Central Intelligence Agency program that provided military aid to the rebel group in its struggle against President Bashar Assad, citing the need to counter Iranian influence in war-torn Syria. (more...)
British Construction Giant Carillion Goes into Liquidation British Construction Giant Carillion Goes into Liquidation
- January 17, 2018

Government has demanded an investigation into the behaviour of directors at Carillion. But, the government should have known better prepared, critics argue. Given the low equity base and low profit margins, banks would have been very stringent in offering additional finance. Carillion was also working on the design for a £35m proposal to dual a 33-km stretch of the A40 from St Clears to Haverfordwest for the Welsh Assembly, but this project had not started on site. (more...)
BidaskClub Lowers Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) to Hold
- January 17, 2018

Hillcrest Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Sanmina Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.47 billion market cap company. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust And Bk has 0.02% invested in CommScope Holding Company, Inc . Bokf Na has invested 0.01% in SemGroup Corporation (NYSE:SEMG). Ariel Investments Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2.87% stake. (more...)
John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal John Kelly Convinced Trump to Kill Bipartisan DACA Deal
- January 17, 2018

Trump was said to have told them that instead of granting temporary residency to citizens of countries hit by natural disasters, war or epidemics, the United States should be taking in migrants from countries like Norway. Asked to respond to people who think he's racist, Trump told reporters: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed ". "They lied to cover the president's racist remarks ", Scarborough said. (more...)

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