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Earnings Approximations to Watch: Mattel, Inc. (MAT), Altria Group, Inc. (MO) Earnings Approximations to Watch: Mattel, Inc. (MAT), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)
- September 26, 2017

About 6.24M shares traded. Shares of Altria Group (MO) opened at 63.79 on Tuesday. Therefore 85% are positive. JP Morgan upgraded TTM Technologies, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $71 target. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, October 30 by Wedbush. Annex Advisory Services Llc sold 10,082 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)'s stock declined 2.84%. (more...)
Kenyan police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition protesters
- September 26, 2017

In the western city of Kisumu, an Odinga stronghold where some 3,000 protestors gathered, one protestor, vegetable market vendor Hellen Aketch said: "I will support anything that assures me of the validity and the safety of my vote in the upcoming elections". (more...)
Texas Congresswoman Takes a Knee 'in Honor of the First Amendment' Texas Congresswoman Takes a Knee 'in Honor of the First Amendment'
- September 26, 2017

The comment appeared to be aimed at former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick - though he did not mention him by name specifically - who refused to stand for the anthem past year to protest police brutality against people of color. "Get that son of a bitch off the field", Trump said during a political rally in Alabama. The incident followed the national firestorm from Trump's criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. (more...)
Ashok Choudhary removed as Bihar Congress chief Ashok Choudhary removed as Bihar Congress chief
- September 26, 2017

Ashok Choudhary, the Bihar Congress president who had become a sharp critic of his party in recent weeks, has been removed from the job, triggering speculation that the Bihar Congress might be headed for a split. Without identifying anyone, he said, "They would be unmasked very soon". Those in the race for the party chief's post include Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Prem Chandra Mishra, Anil Sharma and Madan Mohan Jha. (more...)
European Union must respond to Florence speech in same spirit, says UK's May European Union must respond to Florence speech in same spirit, says UK's May
- September 26, 2017

After meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, Tusk said he believed Britain had finally abandoned an unrealistic "having a cake and eating it" approach to leaving the EU. An EU source told The Independent the talks at Number 10 had touched upon all of the objectives that Brussels wants met - the UK's financial obligations, Ireland and EU citizens' rights - before talks progress to future trade. (more...)
Varun Gandhi's take on Rohingyas is not anti Varun Gandhi's take on Rohingyas is not anti
- September 26, 2017

The lack of a permanent policy also means that attitudes to refugees can change with change in the government. The BJP , in its national executive on Monday, adopted a resolution supporting the government's stand on the Rohingya issue, saying it fulfilled its responsibilities by providing humanitarian relief to Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees while ensuring that internal security was not compromised for its 125 crore citizens. (more...)
Thousands in mass evacuation as Monaro volcano ERUPTS Thousands in mass evacuation as Monaro volcano ERUPTS
- September 26, 2017

He said that it's hard to say whether there will be a major eruption, and that those who have been evacuated will just have to sit and wait. About 10,000 people live on the island, Welegtabit said, and those in the north and south are most vulnerable. (more...)
Twitter says, Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay Twitter says, Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay
- September 26, 2017

It's because he's the president. One of the considerations is "newsworthiness" and if a tweet is of public interest. Twitter explained that "newsworthiness" and the public interest as reasons why it didn't remove President Donald Trump's declaration in a tweet that North Korean leaders may not 'be around much longer'. (more...)
CCTV shows woman being bundled into vehicle in suspected Los Angeles kidnap CCTV shows woman being bundled into vehicle in suspected Los Angeles kidnap
- September 26, 2017

A man got out of the auto, approached a woman walking on a sidewalk, grabbed her, picked her up and forced her into the passenger seat, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Witnesses said they heard someone yelling for help. That is how authorities got their hand on surveillance video. Witnesses described the man in the video only as Hispanic, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. (more...)
Dunford: North Korea has not changed military posture despite rhetoric Dunford: North Korea has not changed military posture despite rhetoric
- September 26, 2017

Despite escalating rhetoric between the US and North Korea, Dunford said that there has been no change in the posture of North Korea's military forces. "We ought to conduct ourselves as though it is just a matter of time and matter of very short time before North Korea has that capability". White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Monday calling the notion that the United States had declared war "absurd". (more...)
Brent oil rallies as hopes grow OPEC will extend output deal
- September 26, 2017

Futures are still trading more than 50% lower than mid-2014 levels. London Brent crude for November delivery LCOc1 was up 1 cent at $59.03 a barrel by 0621 GMT after settling up 3.8% on Monday. The monthly reports from IEA and Opec also raised their demand forecasts higher for this year. And it seemed nothing could stop the relentless increase in US output. (more...)
Justice Jayant Patil refuses to break judges' code on resignation controversy Justice Jayant Patil refuses to break judges' code on resignation controversy
- September 26, 2017

Patel's seniority at the Karnataka High Court had made him eligible for the post of chief justice, but he received a transfer order to serve in the Allahabad High Court. There are people who are critics of Justice Patel, but none of his critics can say that he is a judge who will compromise his honesty and integrity. He was in the limelight after he ordered a CBI probe into the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case in Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the chief minister of the state. (more...)
Mattis reveals USA wants diplomatic end to North Korea crisis
- September 26, 2017

Amid bitter wrangling between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, US bombers and jet fighters flew off the North Korean coast on Saturday in a show of force. China warned that any conflict would have " no winners ". Although he declined to say whether it would be considered an act of war, Mattis did acknowledged there were an array of military actions that could be triggered. (more...)
UN Secretary General Guterres to Brief the Security Council on Myanmar UN Secretary General Guterres to Brief the Security Council on Myanmar
- September 26, 2017

In a recent interview conducted by the BBC , Aung San Suu Kyi said that the phrase " ethnic cleansing " was too strong to describe the situation in Rakhine state . The mainly Muslim minority, who live primarily in Rakhine State, is not recognised as an ethnic group in Myanmar, despite having lived there for generations. (more...)
Duggan, officials unveil proposal to slash MI auto insurance rates Duggan, officials unveil proposal to slash MI auto insurance rates
- September 26, 2017

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and House Speaker Tom Leonard on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping auto insurance reform plan they say would drive down premiums by at least 20 percent for MI motorists. "Michigan's current no-fault system is No. 1 for all the wrong reasons". The three-tier legislation would force auto insurers to reduce rates for the lower-coverage plans. (more...)
MasterCard called the most popular among tourists city MasterCard called the most popular among tourists city
- September 26, 2017

Globally, international overnight visitor arrivals across all 132 destinations studied have grown by 55 per cent since 2009, points out the report. In 2012, Bangkok, London, and Paris competed fiercely for the spot of top destination city. (more...)
Governor wants to oust sheriffs who won't detain immigrants Governor wants to oust sheriffs who won't detain immigrants
- September 26, 2017

Last week Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce announced that his jail will no longer hold inmates beyond their release date even when federal immigration agents request it. Per the federal court ruling in Morales v. Chadbourne , ICE can only issue detainer requests to local law enforcement in cases where there is sufficient probable cause to suspect a detained individual is in the country illegally. (more...)
Georgetown Law Professors, Students Plan to Protest Sessions Speech Georgetown Law Professors, Students Plan to Protest Sessions Speech
- September 26, 2017

The speech by Sessions comes just days after President Donald Trump said NFL team owners should fire any players who kneel or otherwise protest during the national anthem . The invitation-only event excluded students and faculty members not affiliated with the center, leading one disgruntled student to suggest that the academic center wanted a more sympathetic audience for Sessions. (more...)
Former guest lecturer stabs woman associate professor in Madurai Kamaraj University Former guest lecturer stabs woman associate professor in Madurai Kamaraj University
- September 26, 2017

They added Jothimurugan used to frequent the university to plead for the renewal of his appointment. Jothimurugan stabbed S Jenefa, who heads the journalism and science communication department, at her office several times and did not attempt to run away. (more...)
Russia Threatens To Shut Down Facebook Russia Threatens To Shut Down Facebook
- September 26, 2017

As part of a general strategy to empower Russian authorities over online communication, the country's parliament adopted a new law in 2014 , demanding that all web services handling Russians' private data must place the relevant servers periodically in Russia. (more...)
Federal appeals panel tosses Dean Skelos and son's corruption convictions Federal appeals panel tosses Dean Skelos and son's corruption convictions
- September 26, 2017

Photo Dean G. Skelos , and his son Adam leaving Federal Court in Manhattan after being found guilty in December 2015. The panel cited a decision past year by the US Supreme Court that limited the legal definition of corruption. "Because we can not conclude that the charging error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, we are obligated to vacate the convictions ". The appeals court's decision Tuesday explicitly allows prosecutors to seek a new trial against Skelos, just as they did ... (more...)
Indian Army pushes back Pakistani intruders in Jammu and Kashmir Indian Army pushes back Pakistani intruders in Jammu and Kashmir
- September 26, 2017

Early in the morning Indian Army gunned down a militant trying to infiltrate into India in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. The Border Action Teams or BAT are a group of terrorists and Pakistan Army regulars. "After few BAT attacks this year, the Army is on high alert". According to reports, 7-8 armed intruders attempted to cross over the border at around 1 pm and targeted the forward Indian posts in the sector. (more...)
Student Who Died After NKorea Imprisonment 'Tortured Beyond Belief' Student Who Died After NKorea Imprisonment 'Tortured Beyond Belief'
- September 26, 2017

We climbed to the top of the steps, and we looked in. 'Otto had a shaved head, he had a feeding tube coming out of his nose, he was staring blankly into space, jerking violently, ' Fred said. He'd been alone for way too long. 'So what we pictured, because we're optimists, is that Otto would be asleep and maybe in a medically induced coma and then when our doctors here would work with him and he'd get the best care and love that he would come out of it, ' she said. (more...)
McDonnell: Labour will give elected mayors from outside London a stronger voice
- September 26, 2017

But Khan made it clear that he was offended by Trump's former call for a "total and complete shutdown" of U.S. borders to Muslims - and Trump's claim that he would make an exception for Khan. Khan is one of a number of party figures backing the possibility of a second referendum to determine if any deal secured by Prime Minister Theresa May and UK Brexit negotiators is acceptable. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn should be 'embarrassed' by Labour anti-Semitism row Jeremy Corbyn should be 'embarrassed' by Labour anti-Semitism row
- September 26, 2017

In responding to this morning's debate on party rule changes , Jim Kennedy, the Labour national executive committee (NEC) member who moved them, shook his head in wonder: "The rules used to be the most mundane part of the conference". Mr Ashworth told Sky News Sunrise: "If people are anti-Semitic, if people are denying the Holocaust that's disgusting, it's foul, they should be expelled from the Labour Party if they're Labour Party members". (more...)
Tokyo Governor Koike to challenge Japanese PM Abe with new party Tokyo Governor Koike to challenge Japanese PM Abe with new party
- September 26, 2017

Kibo no To plans to fight the election with Koike as the new party's face. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. Komeito, a coalition partner of the LDP, also held an executive members' meeting at its headquarters on Tuesday to gear up for the election. Moves to form Kibo no To were spearheaded by such lawmakers as Masaru Wakasa and Goshi Hosono. (more...)
Local Woman Speaks Out About North Korea Issue From South Korea
- September 26, 2017

Lawmakers on the committee told the media that Seoul's National Intelligence Service reported that Pyongyang appears to have been unaware of Saturday's operation involving B-1B bomber and F-15 fighter jets. At a rally Friday night in Alabama, Trump called Kim "little rocketman", magnifying the disparaging label he slung at Kim in his U.N. speech Tuesday in which Trump warned that the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea in defense of itself or its allies. (more...)
Lesbian Leads Germany's Resurgent Anti-Immigrant Party
- September 26, 2017

But whenever Petry decides to have that sit-down interview, I'm guessing her explanation will be the old chestnut: I didn't leave the AfD. The party won 12.6 per cent of the vote and 94 seats, making it the third largest in the Bundestag. Berlin retiree Werner Butz - who, like Lauer, declined to say whom he voted for - said his choice was based on his worry about the declining value of pensions, ensuring German security and capping the number of asylum seekers allowed into Germany. (more...)
United's Fellaini to miss CSKA trip United's Fellaini to miss CSKA trip
- September 26, 2017

CSKA Moscow is a classic in European football. Mkhitaryan is coming here [to speak] because he speaks Russian. Mourinho clearly wants more improvement in the Premier League and the fact that the United boss has subbed him in all those matches suggests he is not yet getting the full Henrikh Mkhitaryan . (more...)
Air Berlin pushes ahead with EasyJet and Lufthansa talks Air Berlin pushes ahead with EasyJet and Lufthansa talks
- September 26, 2017

Soon after going into insolvency, Air Berlin revealed it was in discussions with three potential buyers, including Deutsche Lufthansa, as it looks to sell off its assets. Air Berlin, which has about 140 aircraft, filed for insolvency in August after its main shareholder, Gulf carrier Etihad, withdrew financial support. (more...)

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