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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers set to play Sunday Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers set to play Sunday
- December 14, 2017

Aaron Rodgers hasn't seen a football field in two months, and only recently has he begun to throw the football. The last hit Rodgers took - one he didn't particularly care for, from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on October 15 - sent him to injured reserve and forced the Packers to turn to the inexperienced Hundley, who was part of three wins in his seven starts, the last two in a row in overtime against Tampa Bay and Cleveland. (more...)
Bulls Gauging Trade Value Of Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez Bulls Gauging Trade Value Of Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez
- December 14, 2017

Mirotic initially wanted the Bulls to trade either him or Bobby Portis following their fight in practice before the start of the season. The Jazz is 13-15. His five points in the final 1:39 gave the Bulls a three-point lead and they were able to hold off Utah the rest of the way, including a last-second heave by Donovan Mitchell, to improve to 7-20 on the season. (more...)
Australia Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 5.4% In November Australia Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 5.4% In November
- December 14, 2017

To put things in perspective, a comparable increase in USA payrolls would be 736,000. "But there is still a lot more work to be done, what it does indicate though that we're heading in the right direction is over the last 12 months, South Australia's recorded a bigger drop in its unemployment rate than anywhere else." The quarterly trend underemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.4 per cent over the quarter to November 2017. (more...)
Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members
- December 14, 2017

A warning letter has also been issued to the pilot of the airlines for reaching late on duty. Raju, surrounded by angry protestors, immediately called new Air India chief Pradeep Kharola and asked for an explanation as to why the flight was delayed. (more...)
Somalia intelligence officials report suspected USA airstrike Somalia intelligence officials report suspected USA airstrike
- December 14, 2017

At least 2,078 civilians were killed and 2,507 injured in Somalia's armed conflict, mainly involving the Al-Shabaab terror group, from January 2016 to October 14, 2017, said a joint United Nations report released on Sunday. This includes partnering with the African Union Mission and Somali National Security Forces to target "terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region". (more...)
Americans get lower taxes in February if vote succeeds Americans get lower taxes in February if vote succeeds
- December 14, 2017

It will likely drop the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, and cut the top individual tax rate to 37 percent. House and Senate Republicans announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill. (more...)
Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion
- December 14, 2017

The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to the deal which, if approved at the summit later this week, should now allow the negotiations to move onto trade. Since then she has struggled to assert her authority over a Conservative Party deeply divided over the best route out of the EU. "This defeat is a humiliating loss of authority for the government on the eve of the European Council meeting", Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a statement. (more...)
Transgender people can enlist in U.S. military at start of new year Transgender people can enlist in U.S. military at start of new year
- December 14, 2017

Lernes Hebert, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, stated in a court filing that the training will be provided to recruiters at military entrancing processing stations , who will have to understand some of the medical requirements for the recruits, The Washington Examiner reports. (more...)
Here's the card for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's grand reception Here's the card for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's grand reception
- December 14, 2017

Millions of breath-taking pictures of the bride and groom have surfaced online and have won several hearts. While Anushka looked gorgeous in the pale pink traditional lehenga, the pieces of jewellery she accentuated her look with, are all the more heart-stealers! Anushka and Virat at the moment are enjoying their honeymoon in Rome and after this they will fly back to India. (more...)
New Lt. Gov. To Keep Senate Seat New Lt. Gov. To Keep Senate Seat
- December 14, 2017

If a Democratic candidate wins the seat in a February 12 special election, the balance remains the same going into the February 20 start of session. Smith says she will run in a special election in November 2018. At least eight women shared stories of him touching them inappropriately without consent during photo-opportunities, on a celebrity tour to military installations overseas or at political events. (more...)
Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Was Fabricated To Make Model Famous, Accused Claims
- December 14, 2017

Ayling claims that she was offered a modeling job in Milan , but on arrival was snatched and drugged by a group calling itself Black Death - which is accused of selling sex slaves to the Middle East. She told police that her abductors kept her handcuffed for two days and planned to auction her off on the dark web. "When I walked into the "studio" there was just silence". (more...)
Window falls from USA military chopper onto Okinawa school grounds Window falls from USA military chopper onto Okinawa school grounds
- December 14, 2017

The accident is the second such incident in two weeks, as part of another US military helicopter fell onto a nearby Japanese kindergarten last week. The Futenma airbase is already a major source of mistrust between Japan's central government and Okinawa over a wider U.S. (more...)
United Nations official: North Koreans say it is important to prevent war United Nations official: North Koreans say it is important to prevent war
- December 14, 2017

Feltman met North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong-Kuk and they "agreed that the current situation was the most tense and unsafe peace and security issue in the world today", a United Nations statement said. (more...)
Plane carrying 25 people crashes near northern Saskatchewan airport Plane carrying 25 people crashes near northern Saskatchewan airport
- December 14, 2017

Local emergency responders are assisting as well as RCMP members from Stony Rapids. One of the passengers is an infant. There are no reports of fatalities, but several people are understood to have been injured. They have also confirmed that there was no fire or explosion on the plane. The plane that crashed is an ATR-42, according to Rick Philipenko, the chief financial officer of Saskatoon-based West Wind Aviation. (more...)
CNN Made 'Vicious and Purposeful Mistake' in Reporting CNN Made 'Vicious and Purposeful Mistake' in Reporting
- December 14, 2017

It was revealed in November that WikiLeaks and Trump Jr. were in occasional communication ahead of the 2016 election after Trump Jr. released direct messages between the two following a revealing report. Attempts made by The Daily Caller to contact him were unsuccessful. It's not clear whether the email was a legitimate effort to provide the hacked documents to the Trump campaign. (more...)
Transocean (RIG) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine
- December 14, 2017

Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Transocean from a "sell" rating to a "neutral" rating and increased their price target for the company from $8.57 to $9.75 in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. AlphaOne also assigned media headlines about the offshore drilling services provider an impact score of 84 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. (more...)
Franken denies allegation he forcibly tried to kiss woman Franken denies allegation he forcibly tried to kiss woman
- December 14, 2017

Susan Collins also called on Franken to quit. If Kirsten Gillibrand , Sherrod Brown , and Kamala Harris didn't condemn Franken, they'd lose no small degree of faith among women now feeling empowered by the #MeToo movement to root out abusers. (more...)
What is INS Kalvari? What is INS Kalvari?
- December 14, 2017

Mumbai : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicate to the nation the naval submarine, INS Kalvari, the first of six Scorpene-class submarines in Mumbai . Kalvari is the first Indian naval vessel to be built using this modular approach of construction. This Scorpene submarine is created to operate in all theatres of war, including the tropics. (more...)
Rahul pitches for women's greater role in Congress Rahul pitches for women's greater role in Congress
- December 14, 2017

On the issue of 33 per cent reservation to women, he said: "We will give a clear message to the government that you will have to do women's reservation". The newly elected party president also assured mandating reservation for women. In fact, he said the party would ensure that the bill is passed at any cost. (more...)
Russia-India-China meet: Jaish, LeT not named in joint document Russia-India-China meet: Jaish, LeT not named in joint document
- December 14, 2017

The 15th Russia, India and China meet joint communique condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations including the recent heinous terrorist attacks around the world. The three countries also said those committing, organizing, inciting or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable and brought to justice. "The matter was finally settled peacefully through diplomatic means, reflecting the maturing of bilateral relations", Wang Yi was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times. (more...)
Carillion closes health deal with Serco Carillion closes health deal with Serco
- December 14, 2017

In October, Carillion signed heads of terms with Serco for the disposal of a large part of its United Kingdom healthcare facilities management business for £50.1 million, subject to a limited working capital adjustment. According to a Stock Exchange update issued by the company, Serco says it will "only include within its financial forecasts the effect of the transaction once there is certainty regarding the necessary approvals and consents". (more...)
Grenfell fire fundraiser shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize Grenfell fire fundraiser shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize
- December 14, 2017

But in the end she collected £80,000 and then a school's sports day and support from local businesses took the total to £100,000. She was among 40,000 teachers from 173 countries nominated for the annual one-million-U.S. Among the other three British teachers on the shortlist is Tuesday Humby (pictured below), principal of Ormiston Chadwick Academy, in Cheshire. Ms Zafirakou learned to speak several languages , so that she could engage with her immigrant pupils and their families , and ... (more...)
Mirai botnet hacker behind 2016 web outage pleads guilty Mirai botnet hacker behind 2016 web outage pleads guilty
- December 14, 2017

Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to one count of conspiracy in plea agreements filed December 5. Mirai launches distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), coordinated floods of traffic so large they overwhelm victim's servers and force them to crash or severely slow . (more...)
Why the U.S. pivot on Jerusalem matters Why the U.S. pivot on Jerusalem matters
- December 14, 2017

According to the New York Times , Democrats were left off the guest list this year as were Reformed Jews who have been critical of Mr. Trump. The Trump administration argues that the peace process has become moribund, and outdated policies need to be jettisoned for the sides in the conflict to make progress. (more...)
Police Open Investigation After Kid Was Detained At Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Open Investigation After Kid Was Detained At Grand Rapids, Michigan
- December 14, 2017

As officers set up a perimeter around the residence, two women and an 11-year-old girl simultaneously exited the home. "Listening to the 11-year-old's response makes my stomach turn, it makes me physically nauseous". It goes to the heart of what we're trying to accomplish with [consulting firm] 21st Century Policing". "We have to start looking at it through a lens from everything from training, de-escalation tactics, supervision". (more...)
Vuelta a España expresses 'extreme caution' about Froome situation Vuelta a España expresses 'extreme caution' about Froome situation
- December 14, 2017

He could also miss next year's Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France . Should the test result be upheld, Froome could face a long ban and have to forfeit his Vuelta title. The UCI confirmed in a statement that Froome is not facing a mandatory provisional suspension. Team Sky now find themselves on the defensive once more. (more...)
Denver Nuggets lock down defensively in win at Detroit Pistons Denver Nuggets lock down defensively in win at Detroit Pistons
- December 14, 2017

He can guard. I think he's done a really good job guarding guys like (Indiana's) Thaddeus Young, guarding guys like Tobias Harris . It's been a group effort, with most of the onus falling to the starters as the offense has stalled and the energy and motivation seeming to circle the drain with it. (more...)
Lingering Lake Effect Snow Plus Arctic Cold Lingering Lake Effect Snow Plus Arctic Cold
- December 14, 2017

Temperatures will not be quite as cold by the end of the weekend. That next cold front will swing into the region tonight. Grahame Madge, forecaster for the Met Office, told the Daily Star: "Wednesday will be slightly milder as we lose the Arctic influence and temperatures will rise into high single figures". (more...)
Virginia man crashes auto, strips naked, jumps on truck during rush hour Virginia man crashes auto, strips naked, jumps on truck during rush hour
- December 14, 2017

It was reported that one of the drivers involved in the crash got out of his auto and assaulted another driver who was also involved in the accident at 3.30pm. Police said Flores also broke the truck's window before jumping off the truck and running into the woods. Theo Garner saw the whole thing from his Herndon office building. (more...)
Kentucky lawmaker kills himself day after denying he molested girl, 17 Kentucky lawmaker kills himself day after denying he molested girl, 17
- December 14, 2017

He was preacher of Heart of Fire Church in Fern Creek. The story said the sheriff recovered a gun believed to have been used. Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in almost 100 years. (more...)

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