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Aus Media Set For Major Shakeup, Senate Inks Deal On Reform Aus Media Set For Major Shakeup, Senate Inks Deal On Reform
- September 14, 2017

Central to the government's media reform package is the scrapping of the "2-out-of-3 rule", which means media heavyweights will be able to own television, newspapers and radio stations in the same market. The measures are created to strengthen regional newsrooms amid fears repealing the two-out-of-three cross media ownership rule could trigger a wave of consolidation in regional areas. (more...)
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) Continuing to Trade Below Moving Averages Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) Continuing to Trade Below Moving Averages
- September 14, 2017

Its opening price on the last trading day was $2.02. (XXII) has a market capitalization of 262.04 Million which suggests the company is a huge company further suggesting that the shares of 22nd Century Group, Inc. 4,020,047 shares of the company were exchanged. EPS Estimate for the next year is -1.25. EPS Estimate for the next Quarter is -0.41. EPS Growth this year is 48.5 percent. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers will 'leave the light on' for Stephon Tuitt Pittsburgh Steelers will 'leave the light on' for Stephon Tuitt
- September 14, 2017

Roethlisberger made that clear during his weekly Wednesday morning meeting with the media as he addressed questions concerning the surprising uneven play of the offense during the season-opening 21-18 win over the Browns last weekend. "Sometimes adversity hits you, but what's a great story without a little adversity?" "We need to bring back that home field, Heinz Field kind of mystic." he said. (more...)
Roanoke city school leaders celebrate accreditation gains Roanoke city school leaders celebrate accreditation gains
- September 14, 2017

Drop outs will be an indicator for high school in addition to the graduation factor. Overall, 86 percent of Virginia schools are in the clear, which is a 5-point improvement from past year. Robinson Elementary in Shenandoah County, Bessie Weller Elementary in Staunton, and Wenonah Elementary and William Perry Elementary in Waynesboro. Stephanie Haskins, the school district's director of assessment and school improvement, said despite Bessie Weller's failure to gain accreditation, the ... (more...)
Suspended LB Tavante Beckett charged with marijuana possession Suspended LB Tavante Beckett charged with marijuana possession
- September 14, 2017

Bitter noted that while Beckett was charged Monday, the date of the offense was August 23. He is scheduled for court on September 22 at 8:30 a.m. He was widely recruited by schools including Maryland, Wisconsin and Rutgers. He also played in the first two games this season, but did not record a tackle. Beckett had previously been listed as a backup to starting middle linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka . (more...)
President Trump stresses Federal Government's willingness to help Tennessee when storm hits President Trump stresses Federal Government's willingness to help Tennessee when storm hits
- September 14, 2017

In addition to calling Haslam, the president spoke with the governors of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, Sanders told reporters Sunday morning. "(President Trump) called to stress the federal government's willingness to help in any way it can when the storm reaches Tennessee", said Jennifer Donnals. (more...)
Ruto, Chebukati in late night exchange of words Ruto, Chebukati in late night exchange of words
- September 14, 2017

The DP claimed Chebukati was working hand in hand with the opposition to fix the October 17 repeat election in their favour. In an interview with Citizen TV on Sunday night, the Deputy President accused Mr Chebukati of playing to the whims of the Opposition instead of serving Kenyans. (more...)
Granddad, 83, pushes burglar off La Puente roof after hours-long standoff Granddad, 83, pushes burglar off La Puente roof after hours-long standoff
- September 14, 2017

It all started when Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies received a call from someone who said they were being followed around 6:30 a.m.in the 14100 block of Beckner Street, officials said. He was on Burgess' roof for about an hour before the homeowner chose to go up after him. 'My grandfather was so upset. [He] told him, 'You need to get down and off my roof, " Wrenn told The Mercury News . (more...)
North: N. Korea Preparing Another Nuke Test North: N. Korea Preparing Another Nuke Test
- September 14, 2017

A sharp jump in the power of the explosions at nuclear testing in North Korea has led to numerous landslides and collapses of rock . It estimated the explosive yield from the sixth test at 250 kilotons, which is much larger than an initial estimate of 70 kilotons by the Japanese Defense Ministry. (more...)
Up to 25 dead in Malaysia religious school blaze Up to 25 dead in Malaysia religious school blaze
- September 14, 2017

The firefighters, who arrived at the scene seven minutes later, brought the blaze under control and stopped it from spreading. Nine fire engines from four stations rushed to the scene alongside the Klang river, with the wounded being taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. (more...)
Tampa Bay empties before Hurricane Irma Tampa Bay empties before Hurricane Irma
- September 14, 2017

Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, hit a wide swathe of Florida over the past day, first making landfall on the Florida Keys archipelago and then coming ashore south of Naples before heading up the west coast. (more...)
Mumbai's Famous studio donates 162 rare films to NFAI including Bachhan debut Mumbai's Famous studio donates 162 rare films to NFAI including Bachhan debut
- September 14, 2017

According to NFAI, more than 125 out of the total acquired films are original/dupe negatives of the films (as opposed to release positives). The entire collection came from Famous Cine Laboratory in Mumbai . Magdum, however, said the NFAI had multiple copies of the aforementioned titles. The collection also threw up the legendary Japanese filmmaker Kon Ichikawa's renowned film, " Tokyo Olympiad " (1965) which documents the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Japan's capital. (more...)
Trump said to invite Schumer and Pelosi to dinner Trump said to invite Schumer and Pelosi to dinner
- September 14, 2017

Ryan and Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady , R-Texas, announced that a tax blueprint would be given to lawmakers the week of September 25, reflecting the consensus of the tax-writing committees, Ways and Means, Finance and the White House . (more...)
Brock Turner is Now Literally the Dictionary Definition of a Rapist Brock Turner is Now Literally the Dictionary Definition of a Rapist
- September 14, 2017

He was released from jail after serving three months . Turner became the face of the college campus sex scandal which engulfed the U.S. past year and which continues to be fought over and challenged by activists across the country. "It seemed like America just wanted to act as if he never happened, [so] I'm glad his name is resurfacing". Others who are more familiar with the way sexual violence has been handled in the criminal justice system are shocked he was found guilty and served any ... (more...)
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Amid Child Sex-Abuse Claims Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Resigns Amid Child Sex-Abuse Claims
- September 14, 2017

In July , the Seattle LGBTQ Commission called for his resignation. He also stated he planned to finish out the remainder of his term until the November election. Harrell has five days to decide whether to finish Murray's term, which ends in December. "And I am proud of what we have accomplished together at the city during my time as mayor, passing a nation-leading $15 minimum wage, and major progressive housing affordability and police accountability legislation, as well as negotiating an ... (more...)
Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step' Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'
- September 14, 2017

Trump is scheduled to attend summit meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on November 10-11 in Vietnam and the East Asia Summit in the Philippines that follows. There are fears Kim could respond to the action with another missile launch or a nuclear bomb, with it emerging yesterday weapons tech is being moved to key sites in North Korea. (more...)
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to visit US Strategic Command Headquarters Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to visit US Strategic Command Headquarters
- September 14, 2017

Air Force Gen. Hyten, commander USSTRATCOM, and senior leaders from the command. Mattis' trip was scheduled before the recent series of North Korean nuclear and missile tests. US deterrent options include strategic bombers and intercontinental-ballistic missiles as well as other solutions like nuclear, space, cyberspace, and global strikes. (more...)
Balloon Ban Might Be Instated In All Vancouver Parks This Fall Balloon Ban Might Be Instated In All Vancouver Parks This Fall
- September 14, 2017

For instance, when individuals or organizations book space for an event, the park board could include a no-balloons policy in the contract, he said. The motion states that animals are naturally curious about balloons. Mackinnon said balloons can be harmful to humans as well, citing one study that found balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. But it was an experience this summer at a celebration near the laughing statues in Vancouver's West End that pushed him to table the ... (more...)
Bengal CPI-M recommends expulsion of party MP Bengal CPI-M recommends expulsion of party MP
- September 14, 2017

He said that it was prevented out of sheer jealousy. He also alleged that party MP Md Salim became the politburo member because the highest body of the party had a quota for Muslims. Headed by CPI-M MP Md Salim, the committee comprised party Central Committee member Madan Ghosh and state secretariat member Mridul De. CPM sources had said that along with Banerjee's lifestyle, there were complaints of "acts of indiscretion" by him. (more...)
Israel's Liberman on ultra-Orthodox military draft controversy: All must enlist Israel's Liberman on ultra-Orthodox military draft controversy: All must enlist
- September 14, 2017

The decision to repeal the law was made Tuesday. Members of the ultra-Orthodox community, who represent about 10 percent of the Israeli population and live in compliance with a strict interpretation of Jewish laws, have been exempt from service since the founding of the state. (more...)
Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout
- September 14, 2017

One of the militants was wearing an explosive vest and attempted to raid the security checkpoint. He said two other militants were wounded, without providing further details. In July, the ministry said it had killed four others involved in the attack. Egypt has been fighting against a wave of terror activities that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military toppled former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule ... (more...)
Here's Susan Rice's Explanation For Unmasking Trump Campaign Officials Here's Susan Rice's Explanation For Unmasking Trump Campaign Officials
- September 14, 2017

CNN reports that Rice told the committee in a closed-door interview that she sought the names of senior Trump officials in order to find out why Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, chose to visit NY late previous year. (more...)
After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship
- September 14, 2017

The Chakma-Hajong refugee issue was discussed in detail at a meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended, among others, by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Rijiju and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. (more...)
Orrin Hatch has drug puns Orrin Hatch has drug puns
- September 14, 2017

He said he's bringing the legislation forward because the country hasn't had the chance to properly delve "into the weeds " on the effectiveness of marijuana as medical treatment. In his draft floor remarks , Hatch spotlights impediments to research that now exist because of marijuana's status under federal law. Research remains stalled due to marijuana's federal classification as a Schedule I substance. (more...)
Pak. SC accepts Sharif kin's plea against ouster Pak. SC accepts Sharif kin's plea against ouster
- September 14, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted a plea to form a five-judge bench to hear the review petitions of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, challenging his disqualification in the Panama Papers scandal. (more...)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused Archbishop Desmond Tutu has refused "to remain silent" on San Suu Kyi
- September 14, 2017

Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, implored the State Counsellor to speak out. Zaw Htay said of 471 "Bengali" villages in three townships, 176 are now completely empty and at least 34 others are partially abandoned. The pictures of several sword-wielding women wearing headscarfs and men in Islamic prayer caps, or "Kufi", setting a house on fire, which were published in one of the country's leading newspapers, ... (more...)
Pope Francis: Rescinding DACA Is Not 'Pro Pope Francis: Rescinding DACA Is Not 'Pro
- September 14, 2017

The pope expressed hope that DACA will be preserved in some form. Among those present at the audience was former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who briefly greeted Pope Francis at the end of the general audience. He remarked that the Christian roots of Colombia will promote the work of reconciliation. During his homily, he recalled what aspect of the Colombian people surprised him most. (more...)
Singapore gets 1st woman President sans poll Singapore gets 1st woman President sans poll
- September 14, 2017

Despite the thousands of supporters present during the announcement , many Singaporeans criticized her victory because of the disqualification of her opponents . After joining the National Trades Union Congress as a legal officer in 1978, she rose through the ranks to become its deputy secretary-general, gaining a reputation as a tireless champion of workers' rights. (more...)
Worst yet to come for NSW bushfire battle Worst yet to come for NSW bushfire battle
- September 14, 2017

The Rural Fire Service issued the warning for Richmond Vale, outside Cessnock, on Wednesday after 11am. Houses are under threat from an out-of-control bushfire in the NSW Hunter Valley with the RFS issuing an emergency warning. "It was total devastation, there was smoke, things smouldering", he said, adding the museum's buildings remain standing but historically significant train carriages had been lost forever. (more...)
New Putney Bridge push jogger image released by police New Putney Bridge push jogger image released by police
- September 14, 2017

The suspect ran back the other way across the bridge 15 minutes later but did not acknowledge the victim and carried on jogging towards the north side of the river. Appealing for information, Det Sgt Chris Griffith called for anyone who initially provided officers with a name of the potential suspect to contain police again in order to 'fully follow up those lines of enquiry'. (more...)

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