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Palestinian activist arrested over Facebook post Palestinian activist arrested over Facebook post
- September 05, 2017

While Amnesty International called Amro's arrest a "shameless attack on freedom of expression", it was not the only one at play. Palestinian websites say he was arrested on the personal orders of Abbas, following a Facebook post demanding the resignations of both Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah "because they could not protect what he called Palestinian institutions in the heart of Hebron". (more...)
HC orders conduct of local body elections in TN by November 17 HC orders conduct of local body elections in TN by November 17
- September 05, 2017

The court's verdict is considered remarkable as without local body elections, no representatives can be elected which directly affects the corporations, municipalities and panchayats. In a related development, the Tamil Nadu assembly adopted amendment bills in July for setting up a panel to recommend delimitation of wards in local bodies and also suggest quota for women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates. (more...)
Labor Day bridge walk numbers reportedly down Labor Day bridge walk numbers reportedly down
- September 05, 2017

A year ago around 45,000 walkers made the five mile trek across the bridge. The Mackinac Bridge Authority made some changes this year, citing security concerns . Governor Brian Calley also took part in the walk. The Bridge walk will, as always, continue next year. "It's great and safe". With the closure, those traveling by vehicle would have to wait until noon to cross the bridge. (more...)
You May Soon Be Able To Fly To Europe At Rs 12000 You May Soon Be Able To Fly To Europe At Rs 12000
- September 05, 2017

Else, Scoot, a Singapore Airlines' subsidiary, might avail its "fifth freedom" rights, that allows a carrier to operate direct flights between two foreign countries, to fly between India and Europe. This is a 50% drop in fare from current market prices. Indian carrier SpiceJet, which operates worldwide flights to neighbouring destinations like Dubai, Dubai, Muscat, Kabul etc. (more...)
Dead in West St. Paul Crash Dead in West St. Paul Crash
- September 05, 2017

A 50-year-old man was found dead at the scene. Police responded to the intersection of East Irving and Maple streets at 7:37 p.m. Sunday for a crash that involved a motorcycle. The identity of the motorcyclist will be released once next of kin is notified. State Patrol crash reconstruction specialists were summoned, but the full investigation might take a few months, according to the statement. (more...)
TMC MP Sultan Ahmed passes away in Kolkata TMC MP Sultan Ahmed passes away in Kolkata
- September 05, 2017

He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) on a Trinamool Congress ticket. TMC leader and state transport minister Subrata Bakshi said, "He can't cope up with mental pressure". Also, he was very popular among the people because of his political work. His rise was through politics, but his rise to fame was through sport, football is particular. (more...)
Altaba Inc (YHOO) Earns Buy Rating from MKM Partners
- September 05, 2017

The stock decreased 0.68% or $0.81 on September 1, reaching $118.57. The Dorsal Capital Management Llc holds 2.00 million shares with $77.34 million value, down from 3.60M last quarter. Rathbone Brothers Public Lc stated it has 2.09% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Tradewinds Cap Management Ltd invested in 1,028 shares or 0.03% of the stock. (more...)
Cambodian government accused of 'alarming' crackdown as newspaper closes Cambodian government accused of 'alarming' crackdown as newspaper closes
- September 05, 2017

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) greets supporters of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) on the last day of the commune election campaign in Phnom Penh on June 2, 2017. With a motto of providing "All the News Without Fear or Favor", the newspaper has garnered a reputation for holding the government's feet to the fire and producing dogged investigative journalism on subjects ranging from human rights to illegal timber trade. (more...)
Trump Will Discuss South Korea Trade Deal With Senior Advisers Trump Will Discuss South Korea Trade Deal With Senior Advisers
- September 05, 2017

The spokesman for Seoul's presidential office Park Soo Hyun said the two leaders reached an agreement in principle to loosen - "to the extent hoped by the South Korean side" - limits on Seoul's ballistic missile capability. The military options discussed were not released. Those reports though, have not been confirmed. Trump's reported move comes amidst the United States renegotiating the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. (more...)
US President Donald Trump blasts 'hostile' North Korea over H-bomb launch US President Donald Trump blasts 'hostile' North Korea over H-bomb launch
- September 05, 2017

Layers of geopolitical complexity make the situation even more concerning. "It's very much on my mind", he said as he traveled in Texas. Further, the US and South Korea are allies. The White House declined to say why Trump phoned Abe before calling Moon, a sequence that raised eyebrows in Seoul. Still, Trump's response was more orderly and less haphazard than he had offered to other provocations by North Korea . (more...)
Tormenta tropical Lidia deja al menos cuatro muertos en México Tormenta tropical Lidia deja al menos cuatro muertos en México
- September 04, 2017

Sin embargo, mantendra el temperal de tormentas puntuales intensas. Por el paso del meteoro , el Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil decretó alerta roja , que implica peligro máximo, en el norte de Baja California Sur , mientras que mantiene la naranja (peligro alto) en el centro y sur de este mismo estado, así como en la costa centro y sur de Sonora . (more...)
Trump threatens more sanctions following N Korea nuke test Trump threatens more sanctions following N Korea nuke test
- September 04, 2017

The ministry said it regretted that the leadership of North Korea was "creating a serious threat" for the region and warned that "the continuation of such a line is fraught with serious consequences" for Pyongyang. Despite the tough talk, the immediate focus of the worldwide response was expected to be on tougher economic sanctions against Pyongyang. "Despite the anger of the Chinese public toward North Korea's new nuclear test, we should avoid resorting to rash and extreme means by ... (more...)
Jio Effect: Airtel Launches Rs Jio Effect: Airtel Launches Rs
- September 04, 2017

Ever since Reliance Jio was launched a year ago, every other telecom company have been trying to match up with the aggressive pricing. Get local+STD calls at 30 paisa/minute, for 56 days. In the Rs 198 plan, Airtel is offering unlimited local and STD calls with 1GB data for 28 days. On the other hand, Jio is offering Rs 49 plan under which it is offering unlimited voice calling facility, 600MB of 4G data for 3 days. (more...)
Pictures of Labor Day Celebrations Through the Years Pictures of Labor Day Celebrations Through the Years
- September 04, 2017

Though it was originally celebrated by street parades and festivals for workers and their families, now officials address are more likely to address the nation through newspapers, televisions and the web, and families spend their weekend at cookouts, shopping or packing up their white clothes for the remainder of the year. (more...)
What is Labor Day and why are we celebrating? What is Labor Day and why are we celebrating?
- September 04, 2017

While most people today think of Labor Day as the last weekend of summer, it was actually founded to recognize the men and women and "industrial spirit" of the American workforce. Thank goodness some office workers and bankers are also off work today or they could just call it "non-essential government workers day off". Labor Day, like similar holidays, can be slower than normal. (more...)
Remember workers and gains of organized labor Remember workers and gains of organized labor
- September 04, 2017

So let's celebrate Labor Day today, with appreciation for the workers who make this country strong. Municipal governments first recognized Labor Day in 1885, but it was first celebrated in New York City three years earlier by the Central Labor Union. (more...)
What is Labor Day? What is Labor Day?
- September 04, 2017

The first Monday in September became a federal holiday later that year following the deaths of strikers who were killed as US soldiers broke up a strike involving workers in the Chicago area who crippled railroad traffic across the nation over low wages and poor treatment of workers . (more...)
Celebrate workers on Labor Day Celebrate workers on Labor Day
- September 04, 2017

It may come as a surprise to many contemporary Americans, therefore, to learn that Labor Day became a national holiday during an era characterized by great conflict between organized labor and the business community. Why do we get a three-day weekend, and what relevance does this holiday have now? This is especially egregious on holidays like Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. (more...)
Burning fuel sprayed into crowd at Australian drag race Burning fuel sprayed into crowd at Australian drag race
- September 04, 2017

A dozen spectators were injured in the incident, with at least one person now in a critical condition from severe burns caused by the flash fire . He was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with burns to about 20% of his body, the Royal Flying Doctor Service said. A statement from the event organisers said: "Twelve patients are now being treated at Alice Springs Hospital". (more...)
"Massive military response" if N. Korea threatens US: Mattis
- September 04, 2017

Mattis also said the global community is unified in demanding the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and that Kim should know that Washington's commitment to Japan and South Korea is unshakeable. Following Pyongyang's announcement, the UN Security Council said it would meet today to discuss the crisis. If North Korea threatens the US or its allies, it will be met with a military response that would be both "effective and overwhelming". (more...)
Pregnant woman, two children killed in Berks County fire Pregnant woman, two children killed in Berks County fire
- September 04, 2017

Her two sons, Gabriel Kalinoski, who was five-years-old, and Julian Gust, who was two-years-old, were also pronounced dead. A man was able to escape from a bedroom window and was hospitalized with injuries. "We came out, and the whole house from the bottom, from the floor, all the way up from front to back was nothing but flames", said Ashley Neider. State police are invesitgating. (more...)
City trash collection to be delayed for holiday City trash collection to be delayed for holiday
- September 04, 2017

The holiday will affect the schedule for trash pickup. Recycling collected by Waste Management, Inc., regularly scheduled for Monday will instead be picked up Tuesday, Sept. As for regular Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday pick up, those days will not be affected by the holiday. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso ( TTUHSC El Paso ) will be closed Monday, Sept. (more...)
Lawmaker Nirmala Sitharaman Appointed as India's Defence Minister Lawmaker Nirmala Sitharaman Appointed as India's Defence Minister
- September 04, 2017

Prior to this, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi held the defence portfolio as an additional charge on two occasions. Seven ministers have resigned from the Modi government since Thursday. Six ministers - Rudy, Kalraj Mishra, Bandaru Dattatreya, Sanjiv Kumar Balyan, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahendra Nath Pandey - had resigned ahead of the reshuffle, in which nine ministers were inducted. (more...)
US Warns Of "Massive Military Response" To North Korea Threat
- September 04, 2017

In a pair of tweets issued Sunday morning, Trump wrote: "North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test". President Donald Trump signaled Sunday that he was not ruling out a retaliatory strike against North Korea in response to its overnight nuclear test, while Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the isolated country that any threat to the United States or its allies would be met with " a massive military response ". (more...)
'Massive military response' if North Korea attacks USA, defence chief threatens
- September 04, 2017

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert tweeted Sunday morning that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who also is expected to attend the White House's North Korea meeting, was making calls to his counterparts, including South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. (more...)
Don't Be a Victim: Charity Scams Don't Be a Victim: Charity Scams
- September 04, 2017

McGovern has seen it before: people with good intentions end up donating to a phony charity , and their money is essentially stolen. You can start with the Texas VOAD member organizations. The problem, however, is that phishers and scammers are getting creative with the fake fundraisers, to the point where people can be easily fooled into thinking they are donating to a legit charitable organization. (more...)
Trump terms North Korea's 'actions' unsafe to US Trump terms North Korea's 'actions' unsafe to US
- September 04, 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the move by North Korea represented "unacceptable further threat to the global community" and called on other world leaders to unite against Kim Jong Un's actions. But he also lashed out - at America's crucial ally South Korea. "Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and unsafe to the United States", he said in a tweet. (more...)
Onuesoke hails Kenya's S-Court on presidential poll
- September 04, 2017

He asked President Kenyatta to borrow a leaf from him, saying he had disagreed with the judgment of the court in 2013, but had not resorted to abusing the judges. Odinga and other opposition leaders called for the disbandment of a section of the commission. He also said the role of worldwide observers who came to Kenya for the vote must be examined because they put stability ahead of credibility and had "moved fast to sanitize fraud". (more...)
Donald Trump to donate $1 million to flood relief: White House Donald Trump to donate $1 million to flood relief: White House
- September 04, 2017

Trump would win the presidency. The plan is still tentative, but the White House signaled it's on board with the idea. However, the Freedom Caucus - the extremely conservative arm of the House Republicans - apparently do not want Harvey aid connected to the debt ceiling . (more...)
Mattis warns of 'massive military response' to any threat from North Korea Mattis warns of 'massive military response' to any threat from North Korea
- September 04, 2017

However, it appears that Kim Jong Un has forgotten who he's up against. The tweet also called North Korea a rogue nation that became a great threat and an embarrassment to China. China is a large trading partner of North Korea, but it is also the largest USA trading partner in terms of goods imported and exported. "Today, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, despite universal opposition from the worldwide community, conducted another nuclear test", China's Foreign Ministry said in ... (more...)