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S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions
- August 12, 2017

Simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea have come back to the boil in recent days after Pyongyang disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near America's Pacific territory of Guam. Overseas markets were also lower Wednesday. The CBOE Volatility Index, the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term market volatility, was up as much as 12.63 points, its highest in more than a month. (more...)
Gov Calvo receives phone call from US President
- August 12, 2017

US President Donald Trump has told Guam Governor Eddie Calvo over the phone that "You are safe". "Mr President, as the Governor of Guam, representative of Guam's people, and as an American citizen, I felt never more safe and confident with you at the helm", the Governor said with a smile. (more...)
Library to host solar eclipse program Library to host solar eclipse program
- August 12, 2017

Patricia Spencer, Lewis and Clark Library Public Information Officer, believes that people's feelings about the eclipse will change during the actual experience. It may surprise you to know that eclipses occur in pairs. Children age 4 and up, accompanied by an adult will enjoy this Hooked on Science Program with "Mr. (more...)
Five places to get eclipse glasses before the big day Five places to get eclipse glasses before the big day
- August 12, 2017

Eclipse glasses will be distributed at the viewing thanks to a grant from the Space Science Institute (who received funding from NASA , Research Corporation, Google, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation). People are understandably freaking out about if their glasses will arrive on time. The bureau is alerting consumers of reports of counterfeit glasses that falsely claim to meet the standards for safe solar viewing set by the International Organization for Standardization ( ISO ). (more...)
South African bodybuilder dies after back-flip South African bodybuilder dies after back-flip
- August 12, 2017

Dressed only in a black Speedo and socks, he walks on stage and attempts to do what looks like a backward somersault, while the crowd cheers him on. The man was soon after pronounced dead upon his arrival at hospital reported news24.com . (more...)
Trump ratchets up rhetoric towards North Korea Trump ratchets up rhetoric towards North Korea
- August 12, 2017

Then, after North Korea said it was preparing missile strikes on the USA island territory of Guam, he took it up a notch again - saying the regime of Kim Jong-un should be " very, very nervous ". President Trump's latest outburst - that the United States military was " locked and loaded " ready to deal with North Korea - came just hours after his Defence Secretary Jim Mattis attempted to cool tensions by saying that diplomatic efforts were succeeding. (more...)
Obama Boasted the US Could Destroy North Korea — FLASHBACK Obama Boasted the US Could Destroy North Korea — FLASHBACK
- August 12, 2017

North Korea has responded in kind, assuring the United States of "total defeat" in the event of a war and claiming it is preparing for an attack on the American military base in Guam in mid-August. This empty rhetoric ignores reality: North Korea is a nuclear power. " It's a total mismatch ", Ivashov, who now heads the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, said of a possible confrontation between Washington and Pyongyang. (more...)
UNF faculty member & former UN Ambassador criticizes Trump's UNF faculty member & former UN Ambassador criticizes Trump's "fire and fury"
- August 12, 2017

He wrapped up his latest, this time to Southeast Asia, on Wednesday. When asked about the threats, the president, who is spending much of the month at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., cautioned Pyongyang about attacking the United States and its allies. (more...)
Syrian army gains ground on Jordan border in southwest Syrian army gains ground on Jordan border in southwest
- August 12, 2017

The strikes targeted al-Houla and Tal-Dahab, killing one person. Air strikes have also pummelled rebel-held parts of the Jobar district of Damascus and the adjacent district of Ain Tarma. "Most of the eastern Sweida countryside is now in the hands of the regime", he added. Triggered in march 2011 by the repression of protests, pro-democracy and opponent initially army and rebels, the conflict in Syria has become more complex over the years. (more...)
78 percent say Trump should try to make ObamaCare work 78 percent say Trump should try to make ObamaCare work
- August 12, 2017

Since then, President Donald Trump has suggested Congress not take on other issues, like tax reform, until it passes a replacement plan for the ACA, but six in ten Americans (62 percent) disagree with this approach, while just one-third (34 percent) agree with it. (more...)
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Dems Must 'Park Their Hatred' of Trump Sen. Lindsey Graham: Dems Must 'Park Their Hatred' of Trump
- August 12, 2017

The 92-year-old former president interjected his views in a statement days after North Korea's Kim Jong Un said he would fire missiles toward the U.S. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a security briefing at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, US, August 10, 2017. Friday morning, Trump tweeted that the military was "locked and loaded" should North Korea "act unwisely". (more...)
US, North Korea have engaged in backchannel diplomacy
- August 12, 2017

Following new reports on North Korea's rapid development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, which analysts say now include a miniature nuclear warhead, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Pyongyang has reason to stop any further nuclear posturing. (more...)
Judge to Rule on Submarine Owner Detained over Disappearance Judge to Rule on Submarine Owner Detained over Disappearance
- August 12, 2017

Police in Sweden said they have tried without success to contact Miss Wall by phone. Mr Madsen is due to appear before a judge on Saturday. Peter Madsen, 46, was rescued on Friday morning in a navy operation and taken ashore after the 17-meter homemade submarine sank, police said in a statement. (more...)
Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US Some 3.5Million North Korean Volunteers Want to Fight against US
- August 12, 2017

In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone", the state-approved newspaper claims. "In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and laborers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests", the paper said . (more...)
Ltd. Has $698000 Position in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) Ltd. Has $698000 Position in Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT)
- August 12, 2017

The firm has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.44 and a beta of 0.71. The stock increased 0.91% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $137.85. Omers Administration Corp, which manages about $5.37B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Theravance Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:TBPH) by 13,900 shares to 7,200 shares, valued at $230,000 in 2016Q4, according to the filing. (more...)
Trump Aide Says Tillerson's Role Is Diplomatic, Not Military Trump Aide Says Tillerson's Role Is Diplomatic, Not Military
- August 12, 2017

The reclusive country escalated its threats on Wednesday, saying that its military would have a plan to attack the waters near Guam in place by mid-August, saying that someone like Trump understands "only absolute force". "Our policy across the administration is the same", she said . "If negotiations fail, he is willing to abandon strategic patience and use preemption", Graham said . (more...)
Donald Trump tells Guam Governor you are safe Donald Trump tells Guam Governor you are safe
- August 12, 2017

According to a Rasmussen poll, 96 percent of hardcore Trump supporters are in favor of nuclear war, although some worry about the prospect of a race of apes evolving from humans. Calvo, who has been Guam's governor since 2011, concluded that there was some concern among the public on Guam but no panic and the authorities were "very confident" that there was no heightened threat despite the warnings from North Korea which were first made on Wednesday. (more...)
Cayetano: ASEAN won't oust N. Korea from ASEAN Regional Forum Cayetano: ASEAN won't oust N. Korea from ASEAN Regional Forum
- August 12, 2017

He said Washington would not "specify a specific number of days or weeks" before deciding North Korea had indeed halted its tests. "We'll know it when we see it", he said Monday. Still, Thornton says China's vote for the sanctions is a good step that shows Beijing understands the gravity of the problem. Ri also said Pyongyang will "under no circumstances" negotiate anything to do with its nuclear or ballistic missile programs. (more...)
Ellison: Kim Jong-Un Is 'Acting More Responsibly' Than Trump Ellison: Kim Jong-Un Is 'Acting More Responsibly' Than Trump
- August 12, 2017

A Reddit user posted a diptych of Trump and Jong-un with their hair meticulously swapped on August 10, coinciding with the publication of French magazine Libération's take on the very same idea, and it features an outstandingly blond, Trump-ified version of the North Korean leader. (more...)
Thai woman graduates at the age of 91 Thai woman graduates at the age of 91
- August 12, 2017

Although, she is sure no one would actually employ her if she went job hunting! Regrettably, events in her life forced her to abandon her dreams of higher studies as her family moved to the Thai capital of Bangkok. She added, "I am happy and honored that the king has graciously shown such limitless mercy". During her years of studying, her daily routine was to rise early and give alms to Buddhist monks, then visit a temple in the neighbourhood and eventually sit down and study. (more...)
Trump says nations 'must be tough' on North Korea Trump says nations 'must be tough' on North Korea
- August 12, 2017

It's the first time these missiles have been deployed on this type of platform since 2014, USA officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region told Fox News on Monday. Pyongyang has successfully launched two different ballistic missiles that it claims would be able to reach the U.S. It was earlier this week that the nation has developed miniaturized nuclear weapons that would fit on a missile. (more...)
China Calls For Mutual Respect In Strengthening China-US Relations China Calls For Mutual Respect In Strengthening China-US Relations
- August 12, 2017

Days before the unanimous Security Council vote, Tillerson had made a point of saying that the United States does not consider North Korea its enemy and does not seek to invade the country or unseat Kim. "North Korea should realise if it doesn't stop its nuclear, missile provocations, it will face even stronger pressure and sanctions", Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun told a regular news briefing. (more...)
Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it Half of Republicans would back postponing 2020 election if Trump proposed it
- August 12, 2017

That includes the law's marketplaces, where premiums are rising and in some areas few insurers are willing to sell policies , according to the poll released Friday. ADVERTISEMENTA majority of Republicans, 68 percent, also thinks millions of illegal immigrants voted in the presidential election and 73 percent think voter fraud happens somewhat or very often. (more...)
Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as Pak PM Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as Pak PM
- August 12, 2017

He assured the AJK Prime Minister that federal government would extend its full cooperation to state government for the development and prosperity of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It was also agreed that all political forces will work together to improve the condition of security as well as business. Shahid Khaqan said he would have visited Karachi even if MQM had not voted for him in the PM elections as Karachi is the hub of Pakistan's economy, told MQM-Pakistan head. (more...)
Ben Rhodes Slams Trump for 'Lie' About Nuclear Arsenal Ben Rhodes Slams Trump for 'Lie' About Nuclear Arsenal
- August 12, 2017

Trump added that the USA would be putting more money into its $40 billion ballistic missile defense system. President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is "now stronger and more powerful than ever before" is debatable. (more...)
Morgan Stanley Has $10.67 Million Position in Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM)
- August 12, 2017

It has outperformed by 38.46% the S&P500. Amg National Trust Bank increased Abbvie Inc (ABBV) stake by 24.86% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. During the same period past year, the company earned $0.29 earnings per share. Wedbush has "Outperform" rating and $68 target. Rosenblatt maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, August 3 report. The stock of Cavium Inc (NASDAQ:CAVM) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. (more...)
Most say time to stop trying to repeal 'Obamacare'
- August 12, 2017

Republican approval of Congress was at a high of 50 percent after President Trump's inauguration in February but gradually fell in the months following. The House in May passed a bill to partially repeal the law and drastically cut Medicaid. Pollsters found 47 percent of Republicans think Trump won the popular vote. (more...)
North Korea says it is ready to teach United States 'severe lesson' North Korea says it is ready to teach United States 'severe lesson'
- August 12, 2017

In a statement to the Manila forum on Monday, Pyongyang said it would never place its nuclear program on the negotiating table as long as the United States maintained a hostile policy against the North. China, North Korea's lone major ally, has repeatedly said it is committed to enforcing increasingly tough United Nations resolutions on North Korea, though it has also said what it terms "normal" trade and ordinary North Koreans should not be affected. (more...)
Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria Trump North Korea Threats 'The Art of the Bluff — CNN's Zakaria
- August 12, 2017

Asked about his statements on Thursday in the wake of North Korea's threat to attack Guam, Trump said what he said "maybe wasn't tough enough" and that any aggression from the rogue country toward the USA or its allies would bring about a response "like they never thought possible". (more...)
Kannada actor Upendra says he will launch 'corruption-free' political party Kannada actor Upendra says he will launch 'corruption-free' political party
- August 12, 2017

Addressing the media persons, Upendra who wore a "Khaki" shirt (depicting himself as a Karmika ) said "Corruption in any political party begins when they take money from individuals to contest elections". "But, you have to place your trust in me". His wife Priyanka has said to a news channel that Upendra would not be joining any existing party and prefers to float an independent party. (more...)

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