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Homelessness in England 'a national crisis', say MPs
- December 20, 2017

Moran said: "Soaring levels of homelessness have meant even many people in work are now finding themselves on the streets or in temporary accommodation". "I have been fortunate to meet with so many groups and volunteers who have shone, and continue to shine, a light of hope into the lives of some of our most marginalised people". (more...)
Charge dropped against 94-year-old woman arrested for not paying rent Charge dropped against 94-year-old woman arrested for not paying rent
- December 20, 2017

Juanita Fitzgerald was repeatedly asked to pack up her belongings and clear out of the Franklin House specialized living community but she refused to do so. Fitzgerald is then finally put in the back seat of the police auto after her efforts to resist being evicted. Fitzgerald countered that she had previously attempted to pay rent that the facility rejected, though Twinem has said Fitzgerald only presented a partial rent payment. (more...)
Plainfield, Conn. active shooter suspect found dead in woods Plainfield, Conn. active shooter suspect found dead in woods
- December 20, 2017

Police said Plainfield officers and state troopers responded to a call in the Black Hill Road and Deibler Lane area of a man with a firearm. Police continued to search for the suspect until he was found dead in the woods around 7 p.m. Route 14 was closed due to police activity but has since reopened, CT DOT said. At the request of the Danielson State's Attorney's Office, Detectives from Central District Major Crime responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation under the ... (more...)
Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh resumes services after 10 days Max Hospital at Shalimar Bagh resumes services after 10 days
- December 20, 2017

The backlash was so severe that the government chose to cancel the license of the hospital, but the officials reached the appellate authorities, which put a stay on the order, thus allowing the hospital to resume its services. "We do not want to interfere in the functioning of private hospitals". "This has not happened for the first time. And, the appeal was filed today". (more...)
Man Found Dead In Home That Caught Fire In Queens
- December 20, 2017

The man's body was found inside the building after the fire had been extinguished, officials said. An autopsy will determine if the fire killed him, or if he died from a different cause. "It's really sad this time of the year to lose a home and a life", said Andis Boyce, who lives nearby. Sources said a preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play in the death, though there was no word on case of the fire. (more...)
Saudi Arabia Will Allow Women to Drive Motorcycles and Trucks Saudi Arabia Will Allow Women to Drive Motorcycles and Trucks
- December 20, 2017

While the mansion looks like a 17th-century chateau in the style of the famous nearby palace, it is in fact a relative new-build erected on the site of an existing property that was bulldozed. He also owns a 620-acre estate in Conde-Sur-Vesgre, known as "Le Rouvray", an hour outside of Paris. Saudi-watchers say it is risky for Crown Prince Mohammed to jail enemies for corruption and tout fiscal conservancy at home , especially as oil prices drop, while he continues to pay record prices to ... (more...)
TheStreet Upgrades Compass Minerals International (CMP) to "B"
- December 20, 2017

The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $91.88. (NYSE:BKS) has declined 38.50% since December 19, 2016 and is downtrending. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc increased Compass Minerals Intl Inc (CMP) stake by 20.4% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (NYSE:CMP) for 77 shares. Geode Mgmt Ltd Company has invested 0.01% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (more...)
Final result tally of Himachal Pradesh election 2017 Final result tally of Himachal Pradesh election 2017
- December 20, 2017

Dhumal is a former chief minister and is the father of BJP's Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur. Sons of two Congress stalwarts are making debut in HP politics, Vikramaditiya Singh son of outgoing Congress chief minister (CM) Virbhadra Singh and Ashish Butail son of outgoing Vidhan Sabha speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail. (more...)
Oklahoma State Health Department under investigation Oklahoma State Health Department under investigation
- December 20, 2017

Deborah Nichols, who resigned from the agency on November 30, testified before the House Special Investigation Committee looking into financial mismanagement at the agency. Also Tuesday afternoon, a war of words between Doerflinger and Jones. Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger has been named interim health commissioner. (more...)
Produce recall targets apples sold in MI stores Produce recall targets apples sold in MI stores
- December 20, 2017

The following apples are recalled: Honeycrisp apples in two-pound clear plastic bags; Gala, Fuji, and Golden Delicious apples in 3-pound clear plastic bags; Fuji and Gala apples in 5-pound red-netted mesh bags; and Gala, Fuji and Honeycrisp apples that were tray-packed/individually sold. (more...)
Waters Corp (WAT) Holding Held by Fundsmith Llp
- December 20, 2017

The shares were sold at an average price of $197.52, for a total value of $4,344,847.44. It has outperformed by 38.10% the S&P500. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its position in shares of Waters Co. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Waters by 0.7% in the second quarter. Huntington Natl Bank reported 473 shares stake. Independent Consultants Incorporated has 226 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. (more...)
Canada synagogues get hate mail saying 'Jewry must perish' Canada synagogues get hate mail saying 'Jewry must perish'
- December 20, 2017

The letter contained wording "Jewry Must Perish" and was accompanied by a bleeding Star of David with a swastika in the middle. Officers are "absolutely" treating the incidents as hate crimes, said Staff Sgt. Debby Shoctor, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, said receiving the hateful mail during Hannukkah is particularly disconcerting. "Equality is a value Albertans cherish, which makes our province a place of home and opportunity for all". (more...)
High school replaces term 'freshmen' with 'first years' High school replaces term 'freshmen' with 'first years'
- December 20, 2017

Easthampton High School wrote in their handbook that "for the goal of class meetings and activities, including the class dues, students will be considered first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors". The investigation led to the hiring of a school diversity officer as well as training to promote inclusion and diversity. A recent report by the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey found years of racially-biased discipline and bullying at Easthampton High School. (more...)
House, Senate Committees Pass Health Agency Funding Measures House, Senate Committees Pass Health Agency Funding Measures
- December 20, 2017

One appropriates $17.7 million to the state's Medicaid agency, the Health Care Authority, and the other provides $26.5 million to the Department of Human Services. Though this special session could bring a short-term fix, Simpson said lawmakers need to start thinking long-term. The state's high court ruled that lawmakers didn't follow the proper procedure for passing it as a tax. (more...)
Predators fall to Jets 6-4 Predators fall to Jets 6-4
- December 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brandon Tanev's first goal in nearly two months came at a flawless time for the Jets. The Predators host Carolina on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena before facing the Stars in Dallas on Saturday prior to the Christmas break. (more...)
Colson scores 37, Notre Dame beats Dartmouth 97-87 Colson scores 37, Notre Dame beats Dartmouth 97-87
- December 20, 2017

At 3:13 remaining in the first period of play, Notre Dame made a 13-6 run to close out the half. Colson continued his hot streak hitting two more jumpers helping Notre Dame take a 46-39 edge into the break after Dartmouth hit two three-pointers in its final two possessions. (more...)
Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) Stake Raised by Suntrust Banks Inc
- December 20, 2017

The company has market cap of $41.05 billion. The stock ended last trade at 143.63 a share and the price is up more than 32.90% so far this year. Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) has risen 9.72% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
Cna Financial Corp Increases Position in Hess Corp Com (HES)
- December 20, 2017

Hess Corporation (HES) has $13.85B valuation. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $43.13. About 281,373 shares traded. Therefore 41% are positive. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 target price on shares of Hess Corporation and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. (more...)
Cardinal Bernard Law, Disgraced in Sex-Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86 Cardinal Bernard Law, Disgraced in Sex-Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86
- December 20, 2017

Law was criticized heavily for protecting priests accused of molesting children. Law stepped down under pressure in 2002 over his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. The stories also mentioned Law was aware of the sexual abuse but made a decision to keep mum. Law's reputation was tarnished and he was forced to resign in December 2002 after he received a letter signed by 58 priests calling on him to step down. (more...)
Cong beats BJP in Rajasthan local polls Cong beats BJP in Rajasthan local polls
- December 20, 2017

The elections had been held on December 17. The poll result certainly gave a tone to the Congress party, which fought hard in Gujarat, and also a sense of worry for BJP as Rajasthan is heading to a number of by-elections and also the Assembly poll in 2018. (more...)
US Asks UN to Blacklist Vessels Carrying Banned North Korean Cargo US Asks UN to Blacklist Vessels Carrying Banned North Korean Cargo
- December 20, 2017

Security Council blacklisted 31 North Korean vessels under a different sanctions resolution, then de-listed five after objections from China. Four ships were designated for carrying coal from North Korea by the council's North Korea sanctions committee in October. (more...)
NY Union Protestors Bird-Dog de Blasio in Iowa NY Union Protestors Bird-Dog de Blasio in Iowa
- December 20, 2017

New York's Court of Appeals approved Mayor de Blasio's plan to allow the Water Board to grant some financial relief for more than 664,000 NY homeowners. When he arrived in Des Moines , however, he was confronted with more pedestrian matters. De Blasio emphasized he can balance such a national role alongside his job as mayor. (more...)
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Supports Same-Sex Marriage Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Supports Same-Sex Marriage
- December 20, 2017

At the LGBTQ gathering, Duterte said "I said I am for same-sex marriage if that is the trend of the modern times". On a political and social level, the Philippines has a complicated relationship with the LGBTQ community. "That's for them. That can't apply to us because we are Catholics". "Why impose a morality that is no longer working and nearly passe", he continued, claiming "there will be no oppression" while he's president. (more...)
Police to step up patrols during holidays Police to step up patrols during holidays
- December 20, 2017

In addition to drunk driving patrols, state police will be watching for distracted drivers and motorists who violate the "Move Over Law", which requires drivers to exercise extreme caution when passing vehicles that are stopped on the side of the road. (more...)
Province ends grizzly bear hunt throughout all BC Province ends grizzly bear hunt throughout all BC
- December 20, 2017

According to Donaldson, 78 per cent of nearly 4,200 respondents called for an end to the hunt altogether. First Nations, who hunt the grizzly for food, cultural or ceremonial reasons, are exempt from the ban. The ban on grizzly hunting, however, fails to address the destruction of grizzly habitat in B.C. - the predominant threat to the species, said Adam Ford, Canada research chair in wildlife restoration ecology at the University of British Columbia. (more...)
Atletico files Federation Internationale de Football Association case against Barcelona over Griezmann Atletico files Federation Internationale de Football Association case against Barcelona over Griezmann
- December 20, 2017

Griezmann has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United . It opens the door for Jose Mourinho to swoop for the 26-year-old. The Madrid based side pointed out that Griezmann extended his contract with them until the end of June 2022 in the summer. (more...)
Man arrested after security incident at U.S. airbase in Britain's Suffolk Man arrested after security incident at U.S. airbase in Britain's Suffolk
- December 20, 2017

During the lockdown, personnel on the base were instructed to hide in the offices, lock their doors, switch the lights off, and close their windows and curtains, according to U.S. RAF Mildenhall is about 70 mils southeast of London. According to local media reports, a man was arrested after allegedly attempting to drive through an entry point at the airforce base and shots were fired by US service personnel. (more...)
Council Tax Could Rise To Pay For Local Police Council Tax Could Rise To Pay For Local Police
- December 20, 2017

Officers are under pressure to deal with high harm, hidden crimes like domestic abuse, modern slavery and child sexual exploitation. The Tax Payers Alliance says Council Tax has almost doubled in the last decade and it's not fair to ask residents to plug funding gaps and Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Office Minister is sceptical about the plans. (more...)
Idaho to Move Kids to Medicaid if Congress Doesn't Save CHIP Idaho to Move Kids to Medicaid if Congress Doesn't Save CHIP
- December 20, 2017

What happens is uncertain because those kids on the CHIP program come from families making too much to be on the state's Medicaid program TennCare. State Representative Chris England of Tuscaloosa says as many 100,000 children in the state of Alabama could be left without insurance if something isn't done. (more...)
Germany condemns Houthi's firing missile at Saudi Arabia Germany condemns Houthi's firing missile at Saudi Arabia
- December 20, 2017

Haley told a council meeting on implementation of the resolution that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that in the coming days the United States will explore a number of options with council members to pressure the Iranians 'to adjust their behavior'. (more...)

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