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Lawmakers on both sides react to Trump's State of the Union speech Lawmakers on both sides react to Trump's State of the Union speech
- February 01, 2018

Still Trump , who stuck largely to prepared remarks, was able to deliver a vision of America as he sees it. As he looks for wins on domestic policy issues, Trump's handling of a special counsel's probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be closely scrutinized. (more...)
North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event: Seoul
- February 01, 2018

The event had been set up as part of breakthrough cooperation efforts in line with the Winter Olympics , which will start in South Korea on February 9. The new medal events are: Team Event Alpine Skiing; Mixed Doubles Curling; Men's and Women's Big Air Snowboarding; and Men's and Women's Mass Start Speed Skating . (more...)
Hong Kong to end ivory trade
- February 01, 2018

Bert Wander, campaign director at Avaaz, said: "Shutting down this massive ivory market has thrown a lifeline to elephants". In a survey conducted by WildAid and Hong Kong University in 2014, 96 percent of respondents said they had never purchased ivory and 71 percent supported banning ivory sales in Hong Kong. (more...)
Trump wanting Mueller fired is not a slam-dunk obstruction case Trump wanting Mueller fired is not a slam-dunk obstruction case
- February 01, 2018

And now it has become clear that Trump's own White House counsel rebelled at the President's rationale for his actions. Lindsey Graham said on ABC's "This Week" that he saw "no evidence " Trump is now trying to fire Mueller, but pointed to legislation he has sponsored to protect the special counsel. (more...)
11 killed in fire at Japanese senior welfare residence 11 killed in fire at Japanese senior welfare residence
- February 01, 2018

The facility, aimed at helping people on welfare become financially independent, had a total of 16 residents, including elderly people, according to the police and fire departments of Hokkaido. The facility's operator, a member of the nonprofit organization Homeless Support Hokkaido Network, has been renting the property for the seniors without homes. (more...)
Kareena-Shahid away; Saif & Mira by Taimur & Misha's side
- February 01, 2018

Without feeling embarrassed, Shahid & Mira exchanged a laugh and continued dancing and posing for the camera and left the crowd cheering for them! After the show, Shahid tweeted, "Excited to have walked for @anitadongre 's @lakmefashionwk collection tonight". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation raises 'grave concerns' about GOP intelligence memo, warns against its release Federal Bureau of Investigation raises 'grave concerns' about GOP intelligence memo, warns against its release
- February 01, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee could vote as early as Monday evening to publicly release the Republican memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but the committee has yet to tell its members whether it will hold such a vote. (more...)
South Korean skiers visit North Korea for joint training
- February 01, 2018

Mnuchin said . But North Korea has faked images before, and their preparation for the upcoming parade may look to increase the fear factor by faking images or missiles . Russia's ambassador to North Korea says oil shipments to the North should not be reduced again. North Korea struck back at the United States on Wednesday, accusing the Trump administration of being a billionaires' club that harbours a "policy of racism" while denying freedom of the press and health coverage to citizens. (more...)
Pakistani Court Disqualifies Lawmaker for Threatening Judges Pakistani Court Disqualifies Lawmaker for Threatening Judges
- February 01, 2018

Three-member bench headed by Justice Saeed Khosa read the verdict. The apex court in its suo motu notification taken the next day mentioned the quotes by the senator and stated: " That by the way of the aforesaid speech you threatened judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan their families and children and members of the [Panama case] JIT and their families and children". (more...)
E-way Bill mandatory from tomorrow E-way Bill mandatory from tomorrow
- February 01, 2018

Srinivas said the dealer or transporter may also generate the E-way bill on voluntary basis even if the value of goods transported is below Rs 50,000. "Internet speed, servers and the centralised system will play a crucial role in the implementation of the E-way Bill and thus the authorities will have to keep it in proper shape", he added. (more...)
Former president leads Brazil polls despite graft conviction Former president leads Brazil polls despite graft conviction
- February 01, 2018

While some contend that the judicial decision essentially knocks Lula out of October's election, the Workers' Party has vowed to "confirm Lula's (presidential) candidacy during our party convention and register him on August 15, rigorously adhering to the electoral legislation". (more...)
Top Democrat on House intelligence committee says vote to release memo invalid Top Democrat on House intelligence committee says vote to release memo invalid
- February 01, 2018

Instead, they say , Nunes is running a politically-motivated stunt to smear the Mueller collusion investigation, which is also examining whether Trump tried to obstruct the probe. He also said the committee is investigating the FBI and Justice Department, though a Republican disputed that characterisation, saying the panel is conducting oversight of those agencies. (more...)
Blockbuster! Chiefs reportedly agree to trade QB Smith to Redskins Blockbuster! Chiefs reportedly agree to trade QB Smith to Redskins
- February 01, 2018

The Redskins wouldn't go higher than the $23 million-a-year range, which is what they are paying Smith, who got a new four-year deal which averages $23.5 million-a-year. But are the Redskins right to be swapping Cousins for Smith? "Washington is very fortunate to have a quarterback in Alex Smith ", Foles said. With so many teams in need of a quarterback and others looking to re-sign/extend their current ones, Cousins will set the tone for the marketplace. (more...)
Annotation Of The State Of The Union Address Annotation Of The State Of The Union Address
- February 01, 2018

Others, including many Republicans in Congress, praised Trump for delivering on some of his core promises, highlighting the administration's achievements with tax reform and USA job growth. communities. "Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people", Trump said to raucous applause from many Republicans, as Democratic leaders who have bitterly criticised his policies and ... (more...)
Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) recently sold by insider Kennedy David L
- February 01, 2018

These shares are worth $1,099,649 and were traded at $50.05 each. Deutsche Bank maintained Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS ) on Monday, July 24 with "Hold" rating. Parametric Port Associates Ltd Liability Corp holds 123,637 shares. The stock of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Deutsche Bank. (more...)
Student had gun at Eastern York High School Student had gun at Eastern York High School
- February 01, 2018

He told police the attack started after he told *at least two people* that he wouldn't let them use his cellphone, according to the news station. He also told police that he was sprayed with some kind of "perfume". There have been no arrests, but what is now a death investigation is ongoing, according to cops. The victim was cornered in a room attached to a classroom at Ballou High School and laid his head down when he returned to class, his father said. (more...)
Prince William and Kate are just like us: They shop at Ikea!
- February 01, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , Will and Kate , are now on a royal visit to Sweden and Norway . Before meeting William and Kate , Mr Engman said he wanted to know their tastes in homewares: "It would be nice to know if they have any Ikea furniture ". (more...)
Giving North Korea a "bloody nose" carries a huge risk to Americans
- February 01, 2018

The South Korean skiers briefly practiced among themselves at the Masik ski resort on Wednesday, according to the pool report . These sanctions cover nine companies as well as 16 North Korean individuals and six North Korean ships. He said the North Korean skiers who travel to South Korea on Thursday will head to the athletes' village in Gangneung, a coastal city that will host the skating, hockey and curling competitions during the Olympics. (more...)
Drawing new congressional districts in Pennsylvania gets off to slow start Drawing new congressional districts in Pennsylvania gets off to slow start
- February 01, 2018

Lisa Boscola-(D) and Mario Scavello-(R) and Pa. House Bill 722, a bipartisan proposal introduced by Reps. Twelve of the 18 districts are now represented by Republicans. McClatchy professor of law at Stanford Law School, "as an advisor to assist the court in adopting, if necessary, a remedial congressional redistricting plan". (more...)
Former Gov. Barbour arrested with loaded gun at security checkpoint in airport Former Gov. Barbour arrested with loaded gun at security checkpoint in airport
- February 01, 2018

Barbour said he forgot he was carrying the firearm, which he had put in the suitcase after an assistant took it from his auto. Barbour, 70, told an Associated Press reporter Tuesday that he had forgotten that the gun was in his briefcase. (more...)
Traders Watch list: Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG), MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)
- February 01, 2018

The stock increased 0.61% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $142.71. About 9.05M shares traded or 118.53% up from the average. BlackRock, Inc. On Thursday, August 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Hold". Stifel Nicolaus maintained Caterpillar Inc. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to "Neutral" on Monday, April 18. (more...)
Minnesota officials welcome Super Bowl to the 'Bold North' Minnesota officials welcome Super Bowl to the 'Bold North'
- February 01, 2018

Popp says, "For the opportunity to get to showcase what we do in the "Bold North", that some people in North Carolina or Arizona would say that's insane, we actually do it". The city expects more than 1 million visitors during Super Bowl week. "It may not be balmy weather", Dayton said. Have you ever wondered how a professional football is made? The Philadelphia Eagles arrived in Minneapolis on Sunday evening. (more...)
FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) COO Sells $9524838.43 in Stock
- February 01, 2018

What to Expect From FactSet Research Systems Inc . WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) has risen 13.96% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.09% the S&P500. Bessemer Group holds 0% or 541 shares in its portfolio. Fayerweather Charles has invested 0.91% in FactSet Research Systems Inc . FactSet Research Systems Inc . (more...)
Rain hampers view of super blue blood moon Rain hampers view of super blue blood moon
- February 01, 2018

Over 1,000 people gathered at the Beijing Planetarium to use the equipments to watch the moon . The event dubbed " super blue blood moon " will be a combination of a lunar eclipse , blue moon and super moon . "This coming full moon is unusual in that it is the second full moon of the month, when typically there is only one full moon per calendar month". NASA research scientist Noah Petro said: "The super moons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon, not ... (more...)
Trump mentions Christian defector in State of the Union address Trump mentions Christian defector in State of the Union address
- February 01, 2018

North and South Korea launched rare talks early in January to bring North Koreans to the Winter Olympics after the North's leader, Kim Jong Un , said in a New Year's address he was willing to open discussions with Seoul. Trump then pointed out his parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, and his brother and sister, Austin and Greta, who were in the gallery. He said the U.S. (more...)
OSRAM shines a light on Eurovision 2018 OSRAM shines a light on Eurovision 2018
- February 01, 2018

Yup, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter who wowed Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon six years ago has been confirmed to represent Ireland at this year's contest in Lisbon in May. Ryan originally found fame after appearing on the 2012 series of Britain's Got Talent and wowing the judges at the auditions with the self-penned track No Name . (more...)
De Villiers ruled out of first three ODIs against India De Villiers ruled out of first three ODIs against India
- February 01, 2018

A finger injury has ruled AB de Villiers out of the first three ODIs which means there will be more dependency on Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis when it comes to batting. He will also be an important feature to look out for. "You are still feeling the after effects of the Test series which was a tough one, mentally and physically", he said on Wednesday. (more...)
Filling of nomination for Bijepur Bypoll begins Filling of nomination for Bijepur Bypoll begins
- February 01, 2018

Accusing Odisha's ruling BJD of "rampant misuse" of government machinery and adopting "devious" means to ensure its victory in the upcoming Bijepur Assembly bypoll, the Opposition BJP on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to transfer a number of officials for a fair election. (more...)
Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL) Upgraded at BidaskClub
- February 01, 2018

The stock decreased 3.90% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $19.7. About 73,687 shares traded. Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL ) has declined 49.01% since January 30, 2017 and is downtrending. Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.23 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.2. (more...)
Pa. state Senate leader refuses court order on redrawing district maps Pa. state Senate leader refuses court order on redrawing district maps
- February 01, 2018

With the help of a team from Reed Smith, action movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined other state governors in asking the U.S. Gray Davis-filed an amicus brief to the high court in support of a lawsuit filed by Republican voters in Maryland challenging the constitutionality of the state's congressional districts. (more...)

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