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Yes, Philippe Coutinho Arrival Would Delight Me - Barcelona Star Yes, Philippe Coutinho Arrival Would Delight Me - Barcelona Star
- December 21, 2017

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has handed Coutinho the captain's armband in recent matches but the added responsibility does not seem to have swayed the 25-year-old, who remained non-committal when quizzed about his future a couple of weeks ago. (more...)
Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct Times will keep reporter accused of sexual misconduct
- December 21, 2017

The decision caps a hard month for Thrush, who was placed on temporary suspension by the Times in late November after a Vox article detailed accusations of inappropriate conduct in both the workplace and social situations while Thrush was employed by Politico . (more...)
Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill
- December 21, 2017

Jacoby replied . Calls to "lock her up" flew around Twitter at lightning speed as Trump supporters called for O'Donnell to be charged for attempting to bribe US senators. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, missed the vote. So did every other Republican, with the exception of Sen. (more...)
ANC reaches resolution on land reform
- December 21, 2017

The conference didn't discuss changes to the central bank's mandate, he said. It's one of a small coterie of global counterparts from Japan to Switzerland that has private shareholders, a legacy of its foundation in 1921. The ANC now will have to ask parliament to change the South African Reserve Bank Act. "For that to happen, for expropriation to happen it must be sustainable", Godongwana explained. (more...)
China urges cooperation after United States brands it a competitor China urges cooperation after United States brands it a competitor
- December 20, 2017

Several countries who received friendly gestures by the US President in recent months are now forced to express displeasure on the new National Security Strategy (NSS) unveiled by the same leader on Monday. "On the basis of mutual respect, China is willing to exist peacefully with other countries including the United States". The national security strategy to be rolled out in Trump's speech, should not be seen as a bid to contain China but rather to offer a clear-eyed look at the ... (more...)
Investors Recap - Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)
- December 20, 2017

Wex Inc now has $5.93B valuation. The stock has a market capitalization of $31,800.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.89. Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc has a 52 week low of $75.40 and a 52 week high of $96.67. State Street Corp now owns 13,111,048 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $1,043,909,000 after buying an additional 244,925 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
La ONU votará sobre decisión de Estados Unidos para Jerusalén La ONU votará sobre decisión de Estados Unidos para Jerusalén
- December 20, 2017

De todas maneras la resolución no pudo avanzar ya que Washington la vetó inmediatamente. La resolución fue aprobada por 14 socios del Consejo de Seguridad, la cual representa un desaire para Washington. Abás considera que Estados Unidos tomó parte en el conflicto y ahora no lo admite como mediador en el proceso de paz, por lo que no se reunirá nuevamente con el negociador de la Casa Blanca para Oriente Medio, Jason Greenblatt , quien visita frecuentemente la región con el fin de ... (more...)
JD(U) leader Veerendra Kumar resigns from Rajya Sabha JD(U) leader Veerendra Kumar resigns from Rajya Sabha
- December 20, 2017

Mr. Veerendrakumar announced his resignation after handing in his papers to Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu. JD (U) under the 81-year-old Kumar-who is also a noted writer and publisher of Mathrubhumi , one of the two big media houses in Kerala-was part of Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala. (more...)
Trump Boasts After Tax Reform: 'We Have Essentially Repealed Obamacare' Trump Boasts After Tax Reform: 'We Have Essentially Repealed Obamacare'
- December 20, 2017

At this writing, Trump had posted several tweets about the bill on Wednesday, congratulating Congress on passing it, but he made no specific mention of the individual mandate repeal. Already, over 1,200 counties in the United States are projected to have one or no health insurance providers in 2018. Without this provision, gender-nonconforming or transgender individuals are more at risk of being denied coverage for transition-related care, such as hormones or gender confirmation surgery, ... (more...)
U.S. drops effort to block young immigrant from getting abortion U.S. drops effort to block young immigrant from getting abortion
- December 20, 2017

The government says in court filings that it "has strong and constitutionally legitimate interests in promoting its interest in life, in refusing to facilitate abortion, and in not providing incentives for pregnant minors to illegally cross the border to obtain elective abortions while in federal custody". (more...)
Thick, wet snow falling in Richmond Thick, wet snow falling in Richmond
- December 20, 2017

Wet snow is falling quite heavily across Richmond, but is expected to change to rain by lunchtime. A low-pressure system brought heavy rain or snow over much of Vancouver Island. At the peak of this storm up to five centimetres of snowfall per hour is possible, according to Environment Canada. Similarly, the Weather Network calls for "scattered flurries" for Christmas Eve and Day. (more...)
Damian Green resigns as Deputy Prime Minister following computer porn claims Damian Green resigns as Deputy Prime Minister following computer porn claims
- December 20, 2017

In a letter to her long-term colleague Theresa May wrote how she had "carefully considered the report's conclusions in relation to two statements you made on 4 and 11 November which you now accept were inaccurate and misleading". In her letter to Green, Prime Minister May said that his behaviour had been in breach of the Ministerial Code. May was given the findings of the Cabinet Office investigation on Monday and passed it onto Alex Allan, her independent adviser on ministerial standards, ... (more...)
Haley slams defeated United Nations measure on Jerusalem as 'an insult' Haley slams defeated United Nations measure on Jerusalem as 'an insult'
- December 20, 2017

In his final weeks in office, Mr. Obama broke with longstanding US diplomatic tradition when he authorized an "abstain" vote rather than veto a January Security Council resolution condemning new Israeli settlements in the West Bank land claimed by the Palestinians . (more...)
USA vetoes UNSC resolution criticising Jerusalem decision USA vetoes UNSC resolution criticising Jerusalem decision
- December 20, 2017

The Palestinians had suggested, even before the vote, that a veto would lead them to seek redress from the UN General Assembly, Since the world overwhelmingly opposes the USA move, any such vote would be expected to pass easily. Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Trump emphasized in his declaration that the city's final borders should be agreed upon between the two sides in negations and that there should be no change in access to Jerusalem's holy sites. (more...)
MK David Bitan submits letter of resignation to PM Netanyahu MK David Bitan submits letter of resignation to PM Netanyahu
- December 20, 2017

Bitan is resigning in the wake of an investigation into a charges that he assisted an Israeli crime syndicate to advance its business interests in Rishon LeTzion. Over 15 city officials were questioned as part of the affair. Earlier, Yediot Acharonot reported that police were close to signing a deal with a state witness who would testify against Bitan in the case. (more...)
Canadian among passengers of Mexico bus crash that kills at least 12
- December 20, 2017

A tour guide was the 12th fatality. Around 20 more tourists on the bus were injured, with 13 of them in stable condition. Mexico's Secretary of Tourism tweeted earlier that seven people remain in critical condition. He said authorities hadn't yet established the nationalities of the dead. The ships arrived Tuesday in the busy cruise ship port of Costa Maya, a vacation destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast near the Belize border. (more...)
Stock's Volatility Analysis: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)
- December 20, 2017

Facebook Inc now has $516.86 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.91% or $1.64 during the last trading session, reaching $177.87. About 21.13M shares traded. Cowen & Co maintained Facebook, Inc. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 3 by Guggenheim. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 8 by Nomura. (more...)
MS boy dials 911 to report Grinch stealing Christmas MS boy dials 911 to report Grinch stealing Christmas
- December 20, 2017

An officer went to TyLon Pittman's home to assure him that the green creature wouldn't take anyone's gifts. Police were even able to catch the Grinch thanks to his heroic phone call. Following the arrest of the Grinch, TyLon was told that they look forward to receiving his application once he turns 21. "When they call me and they say it's going so fast and they have a gun, I'm going to chase them so fast", shared Tylon. (more...)
Dashcam catches moment angry driver steered into cyclist
- December 20, 2017

A man from Essex has pleaded guilty of unsafe driving, actual bodily harm, and common assault after he swerved his vehicle into a cyclist. He is then seen trying to stand up but collapses. Merrett, from West Bergholt in Essex, admitted unsafe driving, causing actual bodily harm and common assault, at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday. He appeared in court on December 18 and will be sentenced in February. (more...)
SC capital city bans bump stock rifle attachment SC capital city bans bump stock rifle attachment
- December 20, 2017

He made clear his hopes that the city council's gun control vote will be a trend-setter for other cities and for Congress. "We are not aware of any cities that have passed ordinances banning bump stocks", said Tom Martin, a spokesman for the National League of Cities. (more...)
House passes sweeping GOP tax bill, Senate to follow House passes sweeping GOP tax bill, Senate to follow
- December 20, 2017

It would then go to Trump for his signature, enacting it into law. Democrats seized on the embarrassing stumble as evidence of the Republicans' rushed, secretive development of the bill. By REUTERS on Publish Date December 19, 2017. In 2018, the center estimates, the average household would get a tax cut of $1,610, but the average household earning more than $1 million would get a tax cut of almost $70,000. (more...)
Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules Ethics watchdog says Canada PM Trudeau broke conflict rules
- December 20, 2017

Dawson found that the prime minister broke the Conflict of Interest Act in four ways. -And the prime minister failed to remove himself from two conversations that could have furthered the private interest of the Global Centre for Pluralism, the Aga Khan's charitable organization. (more...)
Carmelo Anthony 'Cool' With Taking Six Shots in Win Carmelo Anthony 'Cool' With Taking Six Shots in Win
- December 20, 2017

But as we move past the second month of the season, the Thunder remain stuck at.500, their 15-15 record just barely keeping them in the Western Conference playoff picture. I think that's something we have to accept. But is it something that's going to take getting used to? As a whole, the Thunder-at 15-15-are still disappointing. (more...)
Saudi King Salman, CIA chief Pompeo meet in Riyadh Saudi King Salman, CIA chief Pompeo meet in Riyadh
- December 20, 2017

It has been revealed that the owner of French chateau, the world's most expensive home, is owned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. It showed a paper trail that leads from the purchase of the castle, which Forbes magazine has called the "world's most expensive home", to the heir to the Saudi throne. (more...)
Gov. Scott calls on Sen. Latvala to resign Gov. Scott calls on Sen. Latvala to resign
- December 20, 2017

A special master's report released Tuesday found probable cause that Sen. Their announcement came a day after a Senate investigation found it's likely Latvala inappropriately touched a top Senate aide. "I felt it was something he felt entitled to", she noted, while supplying text messages from Latvala along with her testimony. He said he would not comment further. (more...)
Idaho the fastest-growing state by population, US Census Bureau estimates Idaho the fastest-growing state by population, US Census Bureau estimates
- December 20, 2017

That's an increase of 0.7 percent. The U.S. population grew by 2.3 million to 325.7 million, a less than 1 percent jump in population. It's population increased 2.2% to 1.7 million. The Census Bureau only released state and national figures; local estimates are expected to be released next year. The Census Bureau is planning for its full population count, which it does every decade, in 2020. (more...)
United States blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, 4 others over human rights abuses, corruption United States blacklists Chechen leader Kadyrov, 4 others over human rights abuses, corruption
- December 20, 2017

The Treasury Department identified Katayev as a law enforcement officer in Chechnyа. "We will continue to use the Magnitsky Act to aggressively target gross violators of human rights in Russian Federation, including individuals responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, and other despicable acts", OFAC Director John Smith said in a statement. (more...)
Prosecutor will seek murder charge against MSP trooper in ATV death Prosecutor will seek murder charge against MSP trooper in ATV death
- December 20, 2017

According to State Police, on August 26 of this year, troopers assigned to the MSP Metro South Post, Detroit Secure Cities Partnership attempted to stop Damon Grimes for recklessly driving his ATV 4-wheeler. MSP said during the pursuit, Bessner fired his Taser out the window of his moving patrol vehicle, hitting Grimes before the teen's ATV crashed into the back of a truck at Rossini Drive and Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. (more...)
Islamic Sharia Instant Divorces Ruled Not Legal in European Union States Islamic Sharia Instant Divorces Ruled Not Legal in European Union States
- December 20, 2017

Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani, a Conservative MP who pushed for an inquirer into sharia law, said previous year: "Under sharia, men are in charge and women are treated as their property". Though instant divorces are not explicit in Islam's Sharia Law or in the Koran, it has been practiced for decades. India banned triple talaq divorces in August 2017 after its Supreme Court deemed the practice unconstitutional. (more...)
Firefighters brace for return of California winds Firefighters brace for return of California winds
- December 20, 2017

Humboldt County firefighters Lonnie Risling, left, and Jimmy McHaffie, right, spray down smoldering fire underneath the rubble of a home that was destroyed by the Thomas Fire , in Montecito on December 17, 2017. There is a fire weather warning for Los Angeles County as well. "We are at moderate and good levels". An alert sent to CNN says the Thomas fire is still only 45% contained and authorities predict that even with the decreasing winds evident today, it won't be fully contained until ... (more...)

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