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Emirates full-year profit rebounds despite continuing pressures Emirates full-year profit rebounds despite continuing pressures
- May 12, 2018

The group declared a dividend of $545m to shareholder Investment Corporation of Dubai , while an Emirates source said the company plans to pay a profit share of five week's salary to workers. Emirates denied on Tuesday a Reuters report that said the airline was facing a cabin crew shortage. "The rise in revenue by 9% to $25.2bn is married to an increase in seat factors to 77.% while passenger numbers went up to 58.5m underlining the "perfect storm" where Emirates has capitalised on ... (more...)
Flooding forces 2500 BC residents from their homes Flooding forces 2500 BC residents from their homes
- May 11, 2018

Across the province, there are now 23 local states of emergency, 31 evacuation orders affecting almost 2,000 homes, and 36 alerts affecting 930 properties. Rapidly melting snow combined with heavy rain has resulted in rivers overflowing in the interior Kootenay region such as near the town of Grand Forks. (more...)
Nation's oldest living World War II veteran turns 112 Nation's oldest living World War II veteran turns 112
- May 11, 2018

He now resides in East Austin, where he has lived since the 1940s. Overton is also the oldest man in America, born in 1906. He still lives there today . The Austin-Statesman reported family and friends are throwing a birthday bash outside his house Friday, which is located on a street that now bears his name - Richard Overton Avenue. (more...)
Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG) Analysts See $0.09 EPS
- May 11, 2018

Wainwright. Also Juniorminingnetwork.com published the news titled: "Gold Reserve Provides Update on Venezuela Activities" on May 10, 2018 . Total debt to equity ratio of Endocyte Inc (NASDAQ:ECYT) for most recent quarter is 0 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0. (more...)
Karnataka Assembly elections: polling in RR Nagar postponed to May 28 Karnataka Assembly elections: polling in RR Nagar postponed to May 28
- May 11, 2018

The ruling Congress blamed the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) after the incident, calling it a conspiracy hatched by the party leaders in the apartment that allegedly belonged to a former BJP Corporator Manjula Nanjamari. Of the 8,096 licensed arms holders in the city, around 7,500 had surrendered their weapons to local stations, Kumar further said."The remaining are either commissioned to state or central government employees", he said. (more...)
Democrats should not take midterm elections for granted Democrats should not take midterm elections for granted
- May 11, 2018

But the data does provide some good news for Republicans: They still outpace Democrats among registered voters in several key congressional districts. "I don't think we win by subtraction, we win by addition", he said. He said DeWine will be "a great governor with a heavy focus" on health care and jobs, dismissing Cordray as a "Socialist opponent" who was "a big failure in his last job". (more...)
Malaysia king agrees to pardon Anwar immediately: Mahathir Malaysia king agrees to pardon Anwar immediately: Mahathir
- May 11, 2018

For the uninitiated, the so-called prophecy, which started circulating around the 1960s and 1970s, predicted that each letter in the word "Rahman" represents the name of Malaysia's prime ministers: Tunku Abdul Rahman, Abdul Razak Hussein, Hussein Onn, Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Badawi and Najib Razak. (more...)
Karnataka election: Bitter campaign ends, state to vote on Saturday Karnataka election: Bitter campaign ends, state to vote on Saturday
- May 11, 2018

In the last couple of weeks, he has spoken to the workers of the Karnataka BJP's farmers, women and youth wings and also answered their questions "PM Modi is the first and only global leader to have adopted the unique video interactions through his own app", Malviya claimed. (more...)
Congress trying to win Karnataka by hook or crook: Amit Shah Congress trying to win Karnataka by hook or crook: Amit Shah
- May 11, 2018

PM Modi attacked me on PM ambition only to "distract" attention. The PM said come May 15, Karnataka will shun the Congress like most others states. While campaigning in Mandya district's Malavalli on Tuesday, Siddaramaiah had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi instead of Congress candidate Narendra Swamy. (more...)
Public appearance by Duke boosts wedding hopes Public appearance by Duke boosts wedding hopes
- May 11, 2018

Last week, a Kensington Palace spokesman said Prince Philip "very much hoped to attend" the wedding. Prince Philip made his first public appearance since leaving hospital following his recent hip operation. The Queen took a walk around the show. The Queen, wearing a pair of sunglasses and a bonnet, was pictured walking away from the vehicle with Penny, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, to enjoy the third day of the annual event. (more...)
Allegations of Eric Schneiderman abuse went to Trump, attorney says Allegations of Eric Schneiderman abuse went to Trump, attorney says
- May 11, 2018

Trump tweeted about Schneiderman in 2013, comparing him to two disgraced NY politicians - but merely referencing what he claimed to know about him. Schneiderman resigned this week after The New Yorker magazine reported about four women who accused Schneiderman of assaulting them. (more...)
Peta's Forecast - Tracking rounds of showers and storms this Mother's Day Weekend Peta's Forecast - Tracking rounds of showers and storms this Mother's Day Weekend
- May 11, 2018

There are a few foggy or hazy spots. Mother's Day will be mostly dry. Friday will be the nicest of the next three days. It's a slightly cooler, but seasonable day. A front will stall just to the south of CT and a weak wave of low pressure will develop on the front. Highs will top out in the low to mid 70s on the Mainland. (more...)
Petcare Packaging Sales Market Outlook, Opportunity And Demand Analysis, Forecast 2018 Petcare Packaging Sales Market Outlook, Opportunity And Demand Analysis, Forecast 2018
- May 11, 2018

Another factor driving the growth of the global suspension & retention packaging market is the increased preference for packaging type that enhances the brand visibility of the product. Data on the year-on-year growth provides readers with an overall view on expected progress reshaping growth during the forecast period. The report also talks about an impact analysis of drivers and restraints that helps in decision-making and becoming more efficient. (more...)
Oceanographers record largest-ever wave in southern hemisphere off New Zealand coast Oceanographers record largest-ever wave in southern hemisphere off New Zealand coast
- May 11, 2018

Waves like this do not just affect the coasts in southern hemisphere, but also those in the northern hemisphere. Because of this, Dr Durrant said it was "very probable" even larger waves could have occurred during this storm. Between Iceland and the United Kingdom a wave 62 feet high was measured by a buoy during the winter of 2013 when a very strong cold front howled 50 miles per hour winds over a large swath in the North Atlantic. (more...)
Irish health service chief steps down amid cervical smear tests controversy Irish health service chief steps down amid cervical smear tests controversy
- May 11, 2018

Minister Harris was speaking after Mr O'Brien appeared to criticise members of Oireachtas committees who questioned him over the Cervical Check scandal. The scandal was brought to light through a high court case taken by a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer who was given an incorrect result. "This was a strategy to ensure the HSE, the corporate brand, is being protected", he said. (more...)
Cornell Student Strips To Give Feminist Thesis Cornell Student Strips To Give Feminist Thesis
- May 11, 2018

Letitia stood up to give her speech. Chai, who was dressed in a blue button-down shirt and cutoff jean shorts , told the student newspaper she "was so taken aback" by Maggor's question that she "didn't really know how to respond". On Wednesday I sent out a plea for solidarity, solidarity with individuals like myself who have been asked to question ourselves, specifically our appearance for the comfort of others. (more...)
British tourists abducted, guard killed in Congo park ambush British tourists abducted, guard killed in Congo park ambush
- May 11, 2018

De Merode, a Belgian national, was himself wounded in a road ambush between the park and Goma, the capital of North Kivu, in May 2014. Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office says it is in contact with Congolese authorities following an incident involving two British nationals. (more...)
Scientists finally discover how the Leaning Tower of Pisa stays intact Scientists finally discover how the Leaning Tower of Pisa stays intact
- May 11, 2018

Thanks to the soil the tower was able to survive after four major earthquakes , and, moreover, did not even receive any damage. This made sure that the leaning tower remained undamaged. After studying available seismological, geotechnical and structural information, the research team concluded that the survival of the tower can be attributed to a phenomenon known as dynamic soil-structure interaction (DSSI). (more...)
Kelly says Trump is 'somewhat embarrassed' by Russian Federation probe Kelly says Trump is 'somewhat embarrassed' by Russian Federation probe
- May 11, 2018

While Kelly's role in the administration appears to have diminished of late, he told NPR that he has a close relationship with Trump and said he has never considered leaving the White House. In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm", Kelly said. This means English was the language they spoke at home or that the person self-reported speaking the language well. (more...)
Murder case prompts China's biggest ridesharing company to halt service Murder case prompts China's biggest ridesharing company to halt service
- May 11, 2018

She had finished work after a late flight from Kunming, rested for a bit at the airline's regular hotel, and called a Didi just before midnight on Saturday. The incident has triggered widespread safety fears and concerns in China and sparked a heated debate on China's social media. "I didn't understand why Didi needed to show the photo and the voice of the person on the platform until I became a driver myself". (more...)
Lavrov: Russia will remain a party to the nuclear agreement with Iran Lavrov: Russia will remain a party to the nuclear agreement with Iran
- May 11, 2018

Lavrov added that while they could not "do anything" about the U.S. sanctions, the decisions of the UNSC would not be revisited. China's comments came as oil prices hit their highest levels in world markets since November 2014 as investors reacted to Trump's move to withdraw from the pact. (more...)
Friday's First Warning Forecast: Heating up this weekend Friday's First Warning Forecast: Heating up this weekend
- May 11, 2018

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tonight will be clear with lows in the mid 50s and north winds will be 10 to 20 miles per hour. Sporadic rain showers with occasional thunderstorms are expected on most areas. The primary storm threats will be lightning, wind, and hail. The front stalls along the region into Sunday . (more...)
Japan reiterates support for Iran nuclear deal Japan reiterates support for Iran nuclear deal
- May 11, 2018

In a live press statement in Rome on Tuesday, Mogherini slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to ditch the deal, vowing that "the European Union is determined to preserve it". UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also issued a statement on Tuesday calling on the remaining parties to the nuclear deal to fully observe their commitments. (more...)
Authorities investigating explosive device found outside Beaumont church Authorities investigating explosive device found outside Beaumont church
- May 11, 2018

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas stated that sometime between the end of worship Wednesday evening and the beginning of school on Thursday morning, the package exploded outside the church's office door. He declined, however, to address the nature of the bomb, motive, whether any suspects had been identified, or if there were any links between this bomb and other devices. (more...)
Naked man runs around Daytona Beach airport, makes bomb threat Naked man runs around Daytona Beach airport, makes bomb threat
- May 11, 2018

A naked man who was taken into custody for trying to get onto a tarmac through the baggage carousel at a central Florida airport claimed a bomb was planted in a restroom, forcing the airport's evacuation on Friday. Officials said no one was hurt during the incident. The man, 25, was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. Chitwood said Greenwood has had previous encounters with law enforcement and told deputies that he had taken "molly" (also known as ecstasy) and other drugs the ... (more...)
UK PM May Splits Up Warring Ministers To Examine Brexit Options UK PM May Splits Up Warring Ministers To Examine Brexit Options
- May 11, 2018

The other group will look at "maximum facilitation" - a solution based on using technology to minimise the need for customs checks after Brexit . Meanwhile an unnamed Cabinet minister tells The Guardian's Pippa Crerar that the latest approach to Brexit will inevitably lead to a big slice of customs fudge: "The prime minister wants to find a way through this that keeps the party together". (more...)
Swaraj calls on Myanmar Prez; holds bilateral talks Swaraj calls on Myanmar Prez; holds bilateral talks
- May 11, 2018

The statement came days after a team of United Nations envoys met Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh for the first time to hear the sufferings of some 700,000 Muslims who have escaped a campaign of violence, rape, and arson by the military in Myanmar. (more...)
Collegium sticks to Justice Joseph as SC judge Collegium sticks to Justice Joseph as SC judge
- May 11, 2018

Justice Jasti Chelameswar, the second-most senior judge in the Supreme Court , had written a letter to the CJI on Thursday, seeking the reiteration of Justice Joseph's name for elevation. Reacting to the Centre's response, CJI Misra had said the government is "within its rights" to send back a name for reconsideration. It also questioned his seniority for elevation as a judge of the Supreme Court. (more...)
President set to outline drug pricing plan President set to outline drug pricing plan
- May 11, 2018

It will also create incentives for lower prices and lower co-pays for patients. In the plan, Trump will address a quartet of issues the administration has identified, the officials said. Officials said some of the proposals will be administrative, while others may need acts of Congress. "The U.S. taxpayer, through our publicly funded research efforts as well as through patients and consumers ... (more...)
Davit Tonoyan to be appointed Armenia's Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan to be appointed Armenia's Defense Minister
- May 11, 2018

The initial catalyst for the demonstrations was former President Serzh Sargsyan's effort to hold onto power by assuming the premiership, having already revised the constitution to strengthen the prime minister's executive powers. Armenia's parliament elected Pashinian this week after he spearheaded weeks of mass protests against the ruling party, transforming the country's political landscape. (more...)

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