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Missing children from Arab found, non-custodial parents turn themselves in Missing children from Arab found, non-custodial parents turn themselves in
- December 20, 2017

The abductors of the four Alabama boys who had been reported missing since Dec.8 have turned themselves in to North Carolina officials, Alabama officials announced Tuesday. According to Blount County DHR officials, the boys were to remain there until a temporary custody plan could be organized. "As far as I know, they (the children) are all in good health", Lowdermilk said. (more...)
Haley's Chanukah gift in blocking nasty anti-Israel Security Council resolution Haley's Chanukah gift in blocking nasty anti-Israel Security Council resolution
- December 20, 2017

The United States and the four other permanent members of the council - China, Russia, the United Kingdom and France - can veto a resolution. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the veto saying it was "unacceptable and threatens the stability of the worldwide community because it disrespects it". (more...)
Shop, dine and play 24×7 in Maharashtra from today Shop, dine and play 24×7 in Maharashtra from today
- December 20, 2017

The Shops in Maharashtra are closed by 10 pm, while the Restaurants are closed by 12:30 am and an hour late with police permission. "Maharashtra is the first state to implement the Shops and Establishments Act to free shopkeepers from licence inspectors", said Mr Nilangekar-Patil. (more...)
Zaira Wasim molestation: Accused granted bail by Mumbai court Zaira Wasim molestation: Accused granted bail by Mumbai court
- December 20, 2017

The court granted his lawyer's request for a cash bail. Munna Inamdar the prosecutor opposed Sachdeva's bail plea on the grounds that he may tamper and threaten the witness. The Mumbai police had swung into action after the actor narrated her in-flight experience on social media which generated a media frenzy. Sachdev has been booked under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and relevant sections of Protection ... (more...)
MNS threatens protest against Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai MNS threatens protest against Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai
- December 20, 2017

The MNS has reportedly written to the Cineplex owners in Mumbai that " Tiger Zinda Hai " is getting maximum screens, while Marathi film "Deva" releasing on the same date is not getting enough time slots. I too am a Salman Khan fan and I don't think any film should suffer. He termed it as tragic that Marathi film-makers "have to beg" for screens in their home state because big film companies book all cinema halls in advance for exhibiting their films. (more...)
High of 53 today in Longmont with snow likely by Wednesday High of 53 today in Longmont with snow likely by Wednesday
- December 20, 2017

The early morning fog is expected to erode by mid to late Monday morning. After the fog dissipates, skies are expected to generally be clear. Mostly sunny skies and windy conditions expected on Long Island for Wednesday , Dec. Northern areas could pick up an inch or two by early tomorrow, leading to slippery roads. Boulder should see highs in the 60s today but will also see snow begin to fall overnight as temperatures begin to drop, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
Two men found shot to death in tiny BC community of Needles
- December 20, 2017

They secured the scene and called for an Emergency response team. Upon further examination of the scenes, the Southeast District Major Crimes Unit were deployed and are now investigating the deaths of the 83-year-old male and that of the 58-year-old male. (more...)
Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history Thomas Fire now third-most destructive in state history
- December 20, 2017

Controlled burn opponents contend that these fires release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, put lives and property at risk, and kill wildlife and old trees that may never grow back. Evacuation orders remain for swaths of Santa Barbara County, including the hillside communities of Montecito and Summerland. This week, while a fire northwest of Los Angeles still raged after destroying more than 700 homes, the U.S. (more...)
Carnival (CCL) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance Carnival (CCL) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance
- December 20, 2017

On an adjusted basis, net income of $452 million, or $0.63 per share, compared to net income of $491 million or $0.67 per share, for the prior year. Carnival (NYSE:CCL) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, June 29. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, April 19 by JP Morgan. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 115,572 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,561,875.96. (more...)
Armenia supports Russian Federation in United Nations vote on Crimea issue Armenia supports Russian Federation in United Nations vote on Crimea issue
- December 20, 2017

Serbia voted against the passing of the resolution, tabled by Kiev, Sputnik writes on Wednesday. Parliamentarians said that the fourth United Nations resolution on Crimea was "unconvincing" because only 70 countries had supported it - six less than the last United Nations resolution - while 96 countries abstained and 26 voted against, including India and China. (more...)
World Bank Predicts China's Growth Rate Will Drop Next Year To 6.4% World Bank Predicts China's Growth Rate Will Drop Next Year To 6.4%
- December 20, 2017

China will "fight the critical battle of addressing major risks with the priority on managing and preventing financial risk" over the next three years, according to a statement summarising the meeting carried by Xinhua . On the environment, the top leadership vowed to cut pollutants over the next three years as it tries to "defend blue skies". The Communist Party of China (CPC) has incorporated "Beautiful China" into its two-stage development plan for the building of a great modern ... (more...)
Portland Hill Asset Management Ltd Cuts Position in Facebook Inc (FB)
- December 20, 2017

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since December 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.87% the S&P500. Mark Kingdon decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 12.05% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Colin Kaepernick, Stephen Curry Want To Join Diddy In Buying Panthers Colin Kaepernick, Stephen Curry Want To Join Diddy In Buying Panthers
- December 20, 2017

Richardson". Last year, he pounded the team's drum before the Super Bowl. In another tweet , he wrote: "There are no majority African American NFL owners". They want in on the sale of Jerry Richardson's controlling interest in the NFL's Carolina Panthers franchise. "In some ways, it's a passing of the torch", said Marc Ganis, a sports consultant and a longtime adviser to Richardson. (more...)
Vandals take hammer to ancient Australia dinosaur footprint Vandals take hammer to ancient Australia dinosaur footprint
- December 20, 2017

The security personnel at the Benaran Sea Park in Inverlack - one of the few " dinosaur " ice age sites in the world - has found that parts of the footprint are broken off by a hammer. The footprint , frozen in time in the Bunurong Marine Park at Flat Rocks, is recognised as a site of worldwide significance. "The thrill of seeing a real dinosaur footprint has been diminished with the callous act of vandalism", said Mike Cleeland, Bunuron Enviornment Centre education officer. (more...)
Proposal to raise the cost of standard drinks to curb alcohol consumption Proposal to raise the cost of standard drinks to curb alcohol consumption
- December 20, 2017

The draft seeks to significantly curb Aussie's consumption of alcohol, with the draft document noting that Australia is casually referred to as having an "alcohol culture". These include banning promotion of low-cost or discounted alcohol such as "bulk-buys, two-for-one offers, shop-a-dockets and other promotions based on price". (more...)
Kelly met with black Republicans after Manigault departure Kelly met with black Republicans after Manigault departure
- December 20, 2017

Kelly says he told the group "how rewarding it is" to serve the country and that the administration was "looking for very good people". Kelly met with Newman last week. Missing from the meeting was Omarosa Manigault , the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, whose last day was supposed to be January 20. (more...)
Descalzi, Scaroni indicted in Eni case (2)
- December 20, 2017

In Europe, Dutch investigators visited Shell's offices in The Hague in 2016 as part of a probe into the same matter. Shell said in a statement that it's "disappointed" by the judge's decision. "Renzi should apologise to the Italian and Nigerian public". Said Lanre Suraju, Chairman of Nigerian NGO Human and Environmental Development Agenda. The payment to the Nigerian government was meant to resolve a dispute over the tract, which was also claimed by a company called Malabu Oil and Gas. (more...)
Laser pen offenders could face up to five years in jail Laser pen offenders could face up to five years in jail
- December 20, 2017

Previously, only aircraft pilots were protected from laser misuse by law. Pilots of airliners, as well as emergency helicopters, have all come under attack recently by the pens that can cause serious eye damage. 'The Government is determined to protect pilots, captains, drivers and their passengers and take action against those who threaten their safety'. Bill makes the offence of shining a laser pen at a vehicle, including aircraft, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. (more...)
Veterinarian Kelly Folse arrested after fatally shooting neighbor's dog: JPSO Veterinarian Kelly Folse arrested after fatally shooting neighbor's dog: JPSO
- December 20, 2017

A Jefferson Parish veterinarian has been arrested on animal cruelty and drug charges after reportedly shooting and killing a neighbor's dog. Folse is accused of shooting Bruizer, a 15-month-old American bull dog that belongs to her next-door neighbor, on the afternoon of December 13. (more...)
Two Kashmiri brothers beaten up for not speaking in Kannada Two Kashmiri brothers beaten up for not speaking in Kannada
- December 20, 2017

Pertinently, a group of men beat up a 24-old hotel management student and his brother from Kashmir and damaged their auto after getting ticked off as the duo could not speak Kannada. The men then called other people to the spot. They hit Lisan with a stone and also damaged the front windshield and the door window of their Honda City vehicle with stones. (more...)
Deaths of billionaire couple puzzle Deaths of billionaire couple puzzle
- December 20, 2017

Sources said the initial hypothesis was suicide or murder-suicide, a contention friends and family of the Shermans say is impossible. The bodies of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, 70, were found Friday in their home north of Toronto. (more...)
Tuilagi faces immediate ban after return from injury Tuilagi faces immediate ban after return from injury
- December 20, 2017

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has avoided punishment after his citing for a unsafe tackle against Munster was thrown out. Tuilagi pleaded not guilty to an independent disciplinary committee, who dismissed the citing and cleared the England global to return to action straight away. (more...)
Tax bill's 'pass-through' rule will aid wealthy, not workers - critics Tax bill's 'pass-through' rule will aid wealthy, not workers - critics
- December 20, 2017

Many New Yorkers and residents of other high-income, high-tax states like New Jersey and CT might see their taxes remain flat or even rise because of the way the $1.5 trillion bill is structured - and that prompted a fierce debate on the House floor between two Empire State lawmakers, Queens Democrat Joe Crowley and upstate Republican Tom Reed. (more...)
Pence's Israel, Egypt trip delayed further for tax vote Pence's Israel, Egypt trip delayed further for tax vote
- December 20, 2017

Officials denied that Pence's decision was motivated by a wave of deadly protests in the wake of Trump's controversial decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence requested to start his visit in Israel by holding a press conference in front of the Western Wall (Buraq Wall) in occupied East Jerusalem, sources said. (more...)
Pakistan gives visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife Pakistan gives visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife
- December 20, 2017

The Foreign Office said on Wednesday that the visas were issued after Pakistan made a decision to allow Jadhav's mother to visit him, in addition to his wife. The visas were issued by Pakistani High Commission in India. Pakistan had granted permission to both women in November after months of negotiating a meeting by the Indian government. (more...)
Man Critically Injured By Sandbag Through Windshield On I-75 Man Critically Injured By Sandbag Through Windshield On I-75
- December 20, 2017

A passenger was critically injured, WTVG reports . He was transported to St. Vincent Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. Police told WTOL-TV that three 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old threw a sandbag and other items from the overpass onto cars below. (more...)
Hillary Clinton's favorability rating hits 25-year low
- December 20, 2017

The rating falls below Clinton's previous low of 38 percent in August to September of a year ago. Nearly a full year into Trump's presidency, Gallup found his favourability rating was higher than his former Democratic opponent, with 41 per cent of respondents in a December poll rating Trump favourably compared to his 56 per cent seeing him unfavourably. (more...)
Saudi Arabia expects narrower fiscal deficit Saudi Arabia expects narrower fiscal deficit
- December 20, 2017

The Saudi kingdom, the world's biggest exporter of crude oil, said the budget intends to diversify its economic base and rejuvenate the private sector as it will spend more in 2018 than at any other time in its history. Next year should see a narrower deficit because revenue is expected to go from SAR 696 billion (USD 185 billion) this year to SAR 783 billion (USD 208 billion) in 2018. (more...)
Donald Trump's first visit to United Kingdom 'to be announced soon' Donald Trump's first visit to United Kingdom 'to be announced soon'
- December 20, 2017

The call came almost a month after the two clashed over Trump's tweets of "Britain First" anti-Muslim propaganda and hours after London took the unusual step of voting against Washington at the United Nations. In an emailed statement after the call, May's office said the two leaders aired their differences over Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move that the U.K.is not on board with. (more...)
Samsung India launches world's biggest curved monitor at Rs 1.5 lakh Samsung India launches world's biggest curved monitor at Rs 1.5 lakh
- December 20, 2017

Specially designed for gamers, it features a 49-inch Ultra-Wide QLED bezel-less display with the resolution of 3840x1080 pixel with a 32:9 aspect ratio and 178-degree viewing angles. It has now arrived in India, and is already available to purchase via Samsung's online store. Dex, to recall, offers "a unique solution that transforms Samsung's high-end Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience", according to Samsung. (more...)

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