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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...)
Development defeated dynastic politics in Gujarat and HP: BJP Development defeated dynastic politics in Gujarat and HP: BJP
- December 20, 2017

Addressing party workers, Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar said the election results have proven that the "bullet train" of development, under Modi's leadership, has emerged victorious. At the "victory celebration" held at the state BJP office in south Mumbai, party workers burst firecrackers and danced to "dhol" beats, shouting slogans praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi . (more...)
Trump to Label China Strategic 'Competitor — Financial Times Trump to Label China Strategic 'Competitor — Financial Times
- December 20, 2017

This added to the concerns in Europe and the USA over China's dumping price policies. Hua was responding after U.S. President Donald Trump - in the first national security strategy blueprint issued since he took power in January -called China and Russian Federation "revisionist powers" seeking to change the worldwide status quo, and "erode American security and prosperity". (more...)
Tech bosses condemned for failure to delete hate posts Tech bosses condemned for failure to delete hate posts
- December 20, 2017

Cooper said the length of the evidence session reflected the MPs' "immense frustration" at the scale of the problem. 'It is about the kind of harassment and abuse that can undermine political debate and undermine democracy'. Cooper moved on to the case of a National Action propaganda video that featured footage of a march in Darlington in 2016. She said: "That process took about eight months with me as chair of a select committee raising the matter with the most senior members of your ... (more...)
China launches nationwide carbon trading system China launches nationwide carbon trading system
- December 20, 2017

This means almost all of China's power plants, about 1,700 companies, will be included. It was promised for 2017, and the nation has delivered just under the wire. He said carbon trading in the seven pilot cities saw transaction value reach 4.6 billion yuan (696.8 million US dollars) as of November, with traded emission quotas exceeding 200 million tonnes. (more...)
Ta-Nehisi Coates deletes his Twitter account amidst debate with Cornel West Ta-Nehisi Coates deletes his Twitter account amidst debate with Cornel West
- December 20, 2017

In a recent essay for The Guardian , West acknowledged that "Coates rightly highlights the vicious legacy of white supremacy", but found his solutions to the problem (such as reparations) lacking. Twitter did, for Coates initially offered a point-by-point rebuttal to the article on his Twitter page. Coates rebutted West's allegations and was defended by others, notably his friend and fellow writer Jelani Cobb . (more...)
BJP looks for new CM in Himachal BJP looks for new CM in Himachal
- December 20, 2017

The office-bearers of the state unit were allowed to take directions only from Holy Lodge, Singh's residence in Shimla . Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leader Jairam Thakur, who is one of the chief ministerial candidates for Himachal Pradesh , said on Tuesday that he would do whatever the party decides and would work for the development of the state. (more...)
Ordinance banning bump stocks passes through Columbia city council Ordinance banning bump stocks passes through Columbia city council
- December 20, 2017

Mayor Steve Benjamin said while you can still own a bump stock in the city, it will be illegal to use them. "It's time for the good guys with guns to begin to pass some really good policy". Can local government pass such laws? Bump stocks and trigger cranks are firearm attachments that can turn legal guns into weapons that simulate illegal, fully automatic gunfire. (more...)
Did almost 1000 Die When Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico? Did almost 1000 Die When Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico?
- December 20, 2017

In a letter to Rossello, Democratic lawmakers noted that a hotel-voucher program known as Temporary Sheltering Assistance, or TSA, is scheduled to expire on January 15 and that Florida faces a shortage of available affordable housing. Gov. Rick Scott , his Division of Emergency Management, and many Republicans, notably state Reps. Bob Cortes of Altamonte Springs and Rene Plasencia of Orlando, also have been working with the Puerto Rican government, and Scott has waived many of Florida's ... (more...)
Catholic priest in Milwaukee comes out as gay Catholic priest in Milwaukee comes out as gay
- December 20, 2017

Bernadette Parish and was greeted with a standing ovation from his parishioners, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Proclaiming, "I am a Roman Catholic Priest. "He made a choice to walk in Christ's shoes", said Govern, "because he's not going to be accepted by everyone". "I am choosing in my life to not live in secrecy and in the shadows of secrecy that I am a gay priest and a celibate priest". (more...)
Police release cause of deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman
- December 20, 2017

A memorial web page for the Shermans, set up by the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, has received more than 160 messages of remembrance since Friday, when news of their deaths spread on social media. Sherman may have killed his wife and then took his own life. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, leaving a budget committee meeting at City Hall, declined to comment on the case on Monday . (more...)
Amy Smart defends husband Carter Oosterhouse amid sexual misconduct allegations Amy Smart defends husband Carter Oosterhouse amid sexual misconduct allegations
- December 20, 2017

Kailey Kaminsky, who was employed as Oosterhouse's makeup artist in 2008 on the popular show Carter Can , claims she acquiesced to his demands for oral sex when the Oosterhouse threatened her employment. Kaminsky also told The Hollywood Reporter that when she worked with Ooosterhouse, she told two female Carter Can producers about him and "definitely went out of my way to pretend it was something that I was participating in willfully", adding, "It was Stockholm Syndrome-y, ... (more...)

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