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Patagonia Is Firing Right At The President For Reducing National Monuments Patagonia Is Firing Right At The President For Reducing National Monuments
- December 07, 2017

The Antiquities Act does not, however, grant presidents the authority to diminish or rescind the monument designations of their predecessors. "And guess what? They're wrong", Trump said when he announced his decision Monday. Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit hours after Trump's speech Monday. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. Former President Barack Obama designated Bears Ears as a national monument last December over the objections of Utah's Republican political leadership. (more...)
Nepal votes in final round of historic polls Nepal votes in final round of historic polls
- December 07, 2017

The voting, which began at 7 AM and closed at 5 PM, was by-and-large peaceful except some minor incidents of violence, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasadi Yadav said. The House of Representatives consists of 275 members. The EC has arranged three sets of ballot papers-green for first-past-the-post (FPTP) candidates for the federal parliament, black for the FPTP candidates for provincial assemblies and light red for proportional representation (PR) system for both the federal ... (more...)
Trailer for Lynne Ramsay's YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Starring Joaquin Phoenix
- December 07, 2017

Here's what we had to say about the film when we caught it at the BFI London Film Festival back in October. It's been nearly seven years since her last work, the utterly devastating and stunning We Need to Talk About Kevin , and after on-set troubles derailed her last project, the still-completed Natalie Portman western Jane Got Her Gun , it looks like she's found an idea even better suited to her particular talents. (more...)
USA homeless on rise for time since 2010 USA homeless on rise for time since 2010
- December 07, 2017

The number of America's homeless increased for the first time since 2010 this year, according to a new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development . This year, HUD and local communities launched a more intense effort to more accurately account for this important, hard to count population. King County also ranks third in the number of unsheltered homeless - people living in vehicles, tents and on local streets. (more...)
The government shutdown negotiations are starting to careen off the rails The government shutdown negotiations are starting to careen off the rails
- December 07, 2017

The Office of Management and Budget is encouraging the House to pass a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown Saturday, when most federal spending authority is set to expire, adding President Donald Trump would sign it. Many Democrats - and a growing number of moderate Republicans - are calling on Congress to find a permanent solution before the end of the year for the 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children and received protection under an Obama-era ... (more...)
White House blames dry throat for Trump's unusual speech White House blames dry throat for Trump's unusual speech
- December 07, 2017

He took screenshots of Trump's signature on the executive order he signed at the end of his Jerusalem speech, and compared the signature to previous ones . "You could call it slurring or just a little bit of difficulty forming the words". Noah said. And, of course, a hashtag was launched. It was very freaky, even for Trump. (more...)
5.1 magnitude quake jolts Jammu and Kashmir 5.1 magnitude quake jolts Jammu and Kashmir
- December 07, 2017

This comes a day after a moderate natural disaster measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand causing tremors in the hill state and adjoining areas, including Delhi and NCR. The 434 km-long Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed due to continuous heavy snowfall in the region for the past 24 hours. On Tuesday, a 3.3 magnitude quake was reported in the state. (more...)
United Kingdom electoral body says investigating Labour-backing campaign group Momentum United Kingdom electoral body says investigating Labour-backing campaign group Momentum
- December 07, 2017

It comes after a bruising couple of days for the Prime Minister who was forced to call off a deal with the European Union on progressing talks to trade issues following an intervention by DUP leader Arlene Foster. He believed the DUP had been spoken to beforehand about what was being proposed, but that the precise wording had not been explained and the Northern Ireland party "clearly thought twice". (more...)
Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark Aiyar faces retort from PM, rebuke from Rahul for 'neech aadmi' remark
- December 07, 2017

Asked about Rahul Gandhi's tweet that he did not appreciate Aiyar's words to address the Prime Minister, Aiyar said he could talk about it only after meeting Gandhi. While appealing to the people to vote for BJP , the PM said, "Nothing can stop me from giving back to the poor what belongs to them". Aiyar said it was the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who turned Dr Ambedkar's wish into reality and it was not correct to badmouth the Nehru-Gandhi family. (more...)
Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) Chairman Sells $27767767.64 in Stock
- December 07, 2017

Benchmark Capital Advisors who had been investing in Devon Energy Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $19.38 billion market cap company. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset holds 11,671 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. More notable recent Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Devon Energy: Oil Is Looking Green" on November 27, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Devon's Growing Tier 1 Meramec Opportunity" published ... (more...)
Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile Derrick Rose apologises to Cavs teammates for two-week exile
- December 07, 2017

Derrick Rose is coming back to the team after a self-imposed time away from the court. Dwyane Wade has been a starter for the majority of his 15-year National Basketball Association career, but the star guard fully is embracing his new role with his new team. (more...)
Justice Ademola voluntarily retires from Federal high court bench Justice Ademola voluntarily retires from Federal high court bench
- December 07, 2017

The judge was due for his statutory retirement in March, 2018, but he suddenly turned in his letter of voluntary retirement dated December 6, 2017. The letter did not disclose the reason for the judge's decision. The letter also came at a time the National Judicial Council, which had been considering a petition sent against him, is having a two-day meeting which commenced on Wednesday. (more...)
As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines As UN envoy visits, a look at N.Korea's diplomatic pipelines
- December 07, 2017

The North's Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday the two officials had "exchanged views on areas of common interest regarding United Nations agencies in cooperating with North Korea". North Korea's decision to hold talks with a senior United Nations official, who is also an American citizen and former USA diplomat, presents a rare opportunity for both sides to sound each other out in the increasingly isolated North Korean capital. (more...)
Merkel struggles to lure coalition partners back Merkel struggles to lure coalition partners back
- December 07, 2017

Barely more than a quarter of German Social Democrat voters have backed the idea of forming a new coalition with Angela Merkel before a party debate today about launching talks. "The SPD is needed for a just and innovative Europe", he said. The SPD will debate the idea of once again joining such a coalition at a congress on December 7-9. (more...)
Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby Bodycam shows officer saving life of newborn baby
- December 07, 2017

After about a minute of compressions, Bella opened her eyes and began breathing. I know CPR, but it just went blank. A Savannah police officer is credited with saving the life of a choking infant. "Without him, she may not have been here today, so I thank God for him", Adkins told the Post. Bella's mother, Tina Adkins, and Officer Eng have since been reunited, with the grateful mother praising the officer's life-saving actions. (more...)
Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend
- December 07, 2017

And now Met Eireann are predicting icy conditions with up to 3cm of snow in some areas on Thursday and Friday. "Northwest winds will be strong and gusty". A Met Eireann forecaster revealed: "Southerly winds of 50 to 65 km/h are expected with gusts of 90 to 110km/h along coastal areas on Wednesday". A yellow "be aware" warning is in force for the southern half of Scotland and parts of the north of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm as well. (more...)
Nikki Haley thinks U.S. athletes could skip the Olympics Nikki Haley thinks U.S. athletes could skip the Olympics
- December 07, 2017

Those athletes, who would compete in neutral uniforms, would not see their country's flag or hear it's national anthem at the Games. "Why are our Olympians being banned from competing under the Russian flag and national symbols, if there is no state support for doping?" "Without any doubt we will not declare any kind of blockade", Putin said in televised remarks after launching his re-election campaign at an automobile factory. (more...)
Cambodians 'undermining democracy' to face visa sanctions if travelling to the US Cambodians 'undermining democracy' to face visa sanctions if travelling to the US
- December 07, 2017

Hun Sen - who has ruled the Kingdom for more than 30 years - is presiding over what many have claimed is a crackdown against political opposition ahead of elections in 2018. immigration law if the secretary concludes it would have "adverse foreign policy consequences". The European Union has raised the possibility of withdrawing trade preferences which are vital for the garment industry that accounted for well over 60 percent of Cambodia's exports previous year. (more...)
Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims
- December 07, 2017

In October, Anna Hunter Graham accused Hoffman of grabbing her butt and making vulgar sexual jokes when she was a 17-year-old internon the set of Death of a Salesman in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter . From a few things you've read, you've made an incredible assumption about me. The conversation grew increasingly angry as it wore on. Eventually the audience started verbally reacting to what they were seeing; various people shouted in favor of both Hoffman and Oliver. (more...)
RIP: Shashi Kapoor dies at 79 RIP: Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
- December 07, 2017

Armaan and Adaar Jain - sons of Raj Kapoor's daughter Reema Jain - were also present. The actor was 79 and was survived by his three children- Kunal Kapoor , Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor . Shashi won a National Film Award for Best Actor in 1986 for the film " New Delhi Times" and even the Special Jury award in 1994 for the film "In Custody". (more...)
PTI seeks discussion on Trump's Jerusalem decision in NA session PTI seeks discussion on Trump's Jerusalem decision in NA session
- December 07, 2017

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari summoned the U.S. ambassador in the country to protest the shift, while powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who heads his own militia, demanded the closure of the American embassy in Baghdad and warned that "we can reach Israel through Syria". (more...)
Maccas stabbing leads police to Canning Vale crash Maccas stabbing leads police to Canning Vale crash
- December 07, 2017

One person is believed to have died and several others injured after a stabbing incident and vehicle crash in the Perth suburb of Canning Vale. Latest reports suggest that several people were stabbed in a mass brawl outside a McDonald's restaurant, and a auto crashed into passers-by close to the scene of the fight. (more...)
United Kingdom defense secretary: Brits fighting for ISIS should be destroyed United Kingdom defense secretary: Brits fighting for ISIS should be destroyed
- December 07, 2017

More than 800 United Kingdom citizens are believed to have travelled over the last few years to the region; half have returned to the country, and 130, including such high-profile figures as "Jihadi John", have been killed. There are an estimated 270 British passport holders still in Syria and Iraq fighting with Isil, and Mr Williamson's comments signal that the government is continuing with plans revealed earlier this year to assassinate British targets through drone strikes and air attacks. (more...)
Cold blast has arrived and snow chances slowly creeping up! Cold blast has arrived and snow chances slowly creeping up!
- December 07, 2017

There were some wind gusts however between 30 and 40 miles per hour. It'll be another cold day with highs in the 30s. Temperatures are in the low to mid 40s over much of Alabama this afternoon, but places like Alexander City and Auburn are only in the upper 30s with a very cold rain falling. (more...)
A Garda And Another Man Have Been Injured In A Dublin Shooting A Garda And Another Man Have Been Injured In A Dublin Shooting
- December 07, 2017

Gardaí are now at the scene of a shooting in Ballymun. Armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit had broken down the doors of the house when at least one shot was sacked at them. In the past few minutes the garda technical burea has arrived here in Ballymun on site to examine the scene. Another man, aged 18, was also shot. (more...)
Hamas says US Jerusalem embassy move would cross 'every red line' Hamas says US Jerusalem embassy move would cross 'every red line'
- December 07, 2017

The possible recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States will not contribute to efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Russian reporters in New Delhi on Wednesday. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says it cashed in on Ambedkar's name PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says it cashed in on Ambedkar's name
- December 07, 2017

The Prime Minister said that thought-leaders and visionaries have shaped the direction of our country, at different points in time. The Prime Minister said the country was indebted to Ambedkar for his contributions to nation-building. The Prime Minister recalled Dr. Ambedkar's words, that we should make our political democracy, a social democracy as well. He said, efforts are being made to ensure that every poor has his house by 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. (more...)
Emergency crews battling major industrial building fire in Burlington Emergency crews battling major industrial building fire in Burlington
- December 07, 2017

According to officials, at one point during the fire, the east wing of the building was fully engulfed in flames. "We ask that residents travel safely, as smoke is thick near the fire location and traffic is heavy", a statement released by Burlington Fire said. (more...)
In Testy Testimony, Erik Prince Denies Involvement In Sketchy Russia Dealings In Testy Testimony, Erik Prince Denies Involvement In Sketchy Russia Dealings
- December 07, 2017

During that meeting, he said, those potential customers simply "mentioned a guy who I should also meet who was also in town". Prince also said that his trip to the Seychelles, which he said was to meet with UAE officials about business opportunities, did not have anything to do with Russian Federation. (more...)
Man beaten with axe, burnt alive in Rajasthan Man beaten with axe, burnt alive in Rajasthan
- December 07, 2017

On Thursday, somebody spotted the half-burnt body of the victim in Raigar's field on Dev heritage road and informed the police. The incident is said to have occurred in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district. The brutality of the crime, that Regar filmed, has left many shocked. The victim, 50-year-old a labourer, was a native of Sayyedpur Kalichak in Malda district of West Bengal. (more...)

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