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Is Bridge a Sport? EU Court Says No Is Bridge a Sport? EU Court Says No
- October 26, 2017

The English Bridge Union (EBU), which organises duplicate bridge tournaments, applied to British tax authorities for a refund on the 20 per cent VAT for the entry fees to its competitions. Britain's Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) however argued that sport must have a significant physical element, and therefore the tax break was not applicable. (more...)
Qantas expects earnings growth to slow
- October 26, 2017

Revenue for a combined domestic Qantas and Jetstar increased 8% compared to the same three months past year. Qantas said it expects to report underlying profit before tax in the range of A$900 million (S$943 million) to A$950 million for the six months to Dec 31, compared with A$852 million recorded a year earlier. (more...)
Opposition, prisoners of Venezuela win European Union human rights prize
- October 26, 2017

DW's Brussels bureau chief Maximilian Hofmann described the choice as "very political". Julio Borges, head of Venezuela's National Assembly, tweeted that it was an honour to receive the award on behalf of the whole of Venezuela, adding: "The worldwide community recognizes our people". (more...)
Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) Upgraded to Buy at Mizuho
- October 26, 2017

As per Monday, January 30, the company rating was downgraded by FIG Partners. "A tepid patient population growth rate combined with encroaching competition from new agents means existing franchise assets may have achieved peak revenues already, in our opinion.", the firm's analyst commented. (more...)
Dickensian church among buildings at risk Dickensian church among buildings at risk
- October 26, 2017

Mayor Joe Anderson said: 'It's been a personal goal of mine that we restore St Luke's to its rightful place as one of the city's crown jewels and I'm delighted that, as of today, it is no longer on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register. (more...)
Investor Watch: Indicator Review for Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN)
- October 26, 2017

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 83,775,908 with a reported 5,673,565 bought and 9,723,604 sold. Moreover, various sales and digital initiatives undertaken by the company bode well. DNKN now has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) but that could change following Dunkin' Brands earnings report which was just released. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 17th. (more...)
Game 6 of Ginebra-Meralco finals sets new all-time PBA attendance record Game 6 of Ginebra-Meralco finals sets new all-time PBA attendance record
- October 26, 2017

Both coaches acknowledged the key efforts of Durham, Hugnatan and Lanete in the game the Bolts led from start to finish. The 39-year-old Hugnatan, who is the most senior in the team and the only player who has four championship experience under his belt, has stepped up huge since Game 3, turning back the hands of time to deliver what was needed for the Bolts to win. (more...)
Bush Sr apologises again, after another report of sexual assault Bush Sr apologises again, after another report of sexual assault
- October 26, 2017

We were told that Bush had, during a photo op, groped her and told her that his favorite magician was "David Cop-a-Feel" while fondling her. The other ladies in the picture laughed uncomfortably while Barbara Bush made a remark like 'He's going to get himself put in jail!' Grolnick said. (more...)
Statoil names offshore wind project in NY as Empire Wind Statoil names offshore wind project in NY as Empire Wind
- October 26, 2017

The new wind farm is being developed by Statoil, a Norwegian company that specializes in the development of wind power. The Wind Energy Cables market report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors operating in the market. (more...)
Scott Looks To Boost Money For Teacher Supplies Scott Looks To Boost Money For Teacher Supplies
- October 26, 2017

Governor Scott said, "Over the past seven years, we have cut taxes more than 75 times in Florida, saving our taxpayers more than $7 billion, and leading to the creation of more than 1.3 million private sector jobs". The survey had a 4-percentage point margin of error. The poll shows Scott with solid leads in North Florida-where he takes 57 percent to Nelson's 33 percent-and Southwest Florida where the governor is up 53 percent to 36 percent. (more...)
Kate Steinle Murder Trial Kate Steinle Murder Trial
- October 26, 2017

The case has become a flashpoint in the immigration debate. Garcia Zarate, a homeless illegal, had been deported five times for illegal re-entry into the USA when he shot and killed Kate Steinle. Michelle Lo testified Tuesday in the murder trial Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. Three photos she took captured images of Garcia Zarate and victim Kate Steinle. (more...)
Russian chopper with 8 people crashes off Arctic archipelago near Norway Russian chopper with 8 people crashes off Arctic archipelago near Norway
- October 26, 2017

The Svalbardposten, the main local newspaper, says it was a Russian Mili Mi-8 helicopter that went down. Svalbard is a landmass located 500 miles north of Norway's northern coast. As of 5.15pm (4.15pm BST) the helicopter has not yet been found. The fate of those on the helicopter was not immediately known. A Norwegian helicopter and rescue vessels were dispatched to the scene, but no contact had been made with the chopper, the spokesman said . (more...)
Kashmir talks: Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets Mehbooba Mufti Kashmir talks: Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets Mehbooba Mufti
- October 26, 2017

Asserting that the government is ready to talk to anyone who is willing, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the stone pelting in Kashmir has stopped because the "funding sources of Hurriyat have dried up". He said the people of Jammu and Kashmir had no faith in India's words; therefore, they observe 27 October as Black Day across Jammu and Kashmir and had welcomed Pakistan also joining Kashmiris in their protests on this day everywhere. (more...)
Vegas killer's brother terrorized auto shop where he squatted Vegas killer's brother terrorized auto shop where he squatted
- October 26, 2017

Bruce Paddock was arrested on Wednesday at an assisted living home in North Hollywood after cops found more than 600 sick child abuse images on a computer he had left behind at the garage, in Sun Valley, California. The evidence was discovered after his eviction. Another time, Paddock threatened to set the garage on fire with a gas canister. He was more recently located along a busy commercial thoroughfare in Los Angeles, police said. (more...)
Who Is Mirella Ponce? 'Sexy' Felon's Viral Mugshot Sparks Adoration Who Is Mirella Ponce? 'Sexy' Felon's Viral Mugshot Sparks Adoration
- October 26, 2017

A woman described by police as a gang member was arrested on a weapon charge after a vehicle containing her and her infant child was pulled over by officers. "Ima (sic) just go bail her out". "All about her looks and not about the child in the auto or the fact she's a gang member carrying a gun with other gang members", one commenter wrote. (more...)
Twitter Makes 'Policy Decision' to Off-Board Ads From Sputnik and RT Twitter Makes 'Policy Decision' to Off-Board Ads From Sputnik and RT
- October 26, 2017

Twitter said at the time that RT spent $274,000 in USA ads past year and promoted more than 1,823 tweets . RT and Sputnik will still be permitted to remain Twitter users, but Thursday's decision means they won't be able to target posts or content at specific users. (more...)
Lindsey Graham to testify at Senate corruption trial Lindsey Graham to testify at Senate corruption trial
- October 26, 2017

Menendez, the senior senator from New Jersey, has been charged with conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. The Seneca Republican was called as a character witness in the trial. Chris Christie leaves office in January, the Republican would get to choose a replacement for the previous year of the term. Booker said that one of the "best things about politics for me the last four years is I get to work with Bob Menendez". (more...)
Georgia teens arrested, allegedly threatened attack on high school Georgia teens arrested, allegedly threatened attack on high school
- October 26, 2017

A judge has sealed both of the teens' arrest warrants. This is not the first incident of violence in the school district. Authorities said they found a journal belonging to one of the students with a list of targets. Victoria McCurley, left, and Alfred Dupree, right, were arrested on attempted murder charges. Sheriff's office Sgt. Marianne Kelley said the department was made aware of the threats on Monday by the Cherokee County Schools Police Department, according to NBC affiliate WXIA . (more...)
Fake stamp paper kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi passes away in Bengaluru Fake stamp paper kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi passes away in Bengaluru
- October 26, 2017

Abdul Karim Telgi , a convict in multi-crore fake stamp paper scam , died of multiple organ failure on Thursday in Victoria hospital. He was suffering from multiple medical problems including meningitis. He was arrested in the year 2001. Besides other ailments, for over 20 years, Telgi has been suffering from diabetes and hypertension. Telgi, a native of Khanapur in Belgaum district, was the kingpin of a racket that produced fake stamp papers and sold them to a number of private and ... (more...)
Teddy Roosevelt Statue Bloodied By Vandals Teddy Roosevelt Statue Bloodied By Vandals
- October 26, 2017

The 10-foot tall statue, erected in 1938, has been a focal point of protests as it depicts the former president on horseback flanked by an African-American man and an indigenous man. Activists previous year called for museum to take down the "racist" statue, calling it a "stark embodiment" of white supremacy that Roosevelt "espoused and promoted". (more...)
100 farmers linked to one Aadhaar 100 farmers linked to one Aadhaar
- October 26, 2017

The Maharashtra government's attempt at online registration for loan waiver implementation has sent the authorities into a tizzy as names of over 100 farmers have been found linked to a single Aadhaar number. If we have to carry out a manual check, it will take weeks. If discrepancies have been bared even when farmers were asked to submit online applications quoting their Aadhaar and bank account numbers, it means this was always the right approach. (more...)
Apollo IE Is A 780 Horsepower Hypercar That Costs €2.3 Million Apollo IE Is A 780 Horsepower Hypercar That Costs €2.3 Million
- October 26, 2017

Apollo's machine is also a stunner - huge front splitter, dive planes, channels along the bodywork, vents in the hood, flanks, and rear, a rear wing that seems to have been snatched from a private plane - all in the name of up to 1,350 kg (2,976 lbs) of downforce (44.5/55.5 percent front/rear)! The dramatic exterior of the vehicle can be attributed to its liberal use of carbon fibre which keeps weight down to a lowly 1,250kg. (more...)
Karan Johar REFUSES to launch Prabhas! Karan Johar REFUSES to launch Prabhas!
- October 26, 2017

According to a report in DNA , Prabhas is said to have demanded a remuneration of Rs 20 crore for his Bollywood debut. The source adds on further saying, "No South Indian actor, not even Rajinikanth, has that kind of commercial clout in Hindi cinema". (more...)
Vice President Pence to visit Israel and Egypt in December Vice President Pence to visit Israel and Egypt in December
- October 26, 2017

The State Department did not comment late Wednesday. "The United States will work hand in hand from this day forward with faith-based groups and private orgs to help those who are persecuted for their faith". "Our fellow Christians and all who are persecuted in the Middle East should not have to rely on multinational institutions when America can help them directly, ' the Vice President told the audience at lobby group In Defence of Christians" annual gala. (more...)
Kaspersky found malware on NSA hacker's PC Kaspersky found malware on NSA hacker's PC
- October 26, 2017

This backdoor could then have been used by the FSB to gain access to the NSA's Equation exploits, as opposed to the exploits being turned over by Kaspersky Lab itself - exploits which were promptly deleted from its files, the company said, when it discovered what they were. (more...)
Rabri Devi prepares for Chhath puja, Tejashwi Yadav shares pics on Twitter Rabri Devi prepares for Chhath puja, Tejashwi Yadav shares pics on Twitter
- October 26, 2017

Women wake up early morning and prepare all the prasad that is to be offered and in the evening, women head to the river/pond dressed in the traditional attire of Bihar. "The offering of "Ardhya" to Surya, the Sun God, by millions of devotees is an embodiment of the spiritual consciousness of our people". So that people can easily stay on the Chhath puja site without any problem. (more...)
Ancient Papua New Guinea skull called oldest-known tsunami victim
- October 26, 2017

The researchers say surprisingly few fossils of tsunami victims have been found, and this one dates to when people in the region first settled tsunami-prone coastal areas. Back in the lab, they studied details of the sediment including its grain size and geochemical composition, which can help identify a tsunami inundation. (more...)
#SAP to reveal Gupta-linked bribe details
- October 26, 2017

SAP said an internal probe into the German software company's South African business found instances of misconduct related to businesses connected to the Gupta family and started disciplinary procedures against three employees. Fox-Martin said SAP had made its voluntary disclosure to the US authorities in July, shortly after the allegations hit. "We are disappointed SAP has let down South Africa: its communities, our employees, the partners we work with in South Africa and, importantly, our ... (more...)
Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Schlumberger NV's Q1 2018 Earnings (SLB) Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Schlumberger NV's Q1 2018 Earnings (SLB)
- October 26, 2017

Schlumberger now has $87.31 billion valuation. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 20,539 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $1,352,000 after purchasing an additional 4,200 shares during the last quarter. Schlumberger Limited . had 121 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $80.00 price objective (down from $92.00) on shares of Schlumberger N.V.in a research note on Monday, July 24th. (more...)
Security Health Plan approved for Health Insurance Marketplace Security Health Plan approved for Health Insurance Marketplace
- October 26, 2017

The poll, conducted by the Washington-based group that examines key health policy issues, was released October 13, the day after Trump announced some changes to the current health care law. Sr. They've been anxiously awaiting direction from the president - who has given mixed signals on where he stands on the Alexander-Murray health bill - but Trump didn't provide concrete guidance. (more...)

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