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Congress Legislators to resign today, 2 NPP senior leaders to join BJP Congress Legislators to resign today, 2 NPP senior leaders to join BJP
- December 29, 2017

All these Legislators will submit their resignation letters to the Assembly Speaker today. All 8 resigned MLAs will join NPP on January 4 next at a public rally. Three other MLAs, including one from the United Democratic Party and two Independents, have also tendered their resignations from the House, Assembly Principal Secretary Andrew Simons told news agency PTI. (more...)
Israel Intercepts Gaza Rocket Fire During Memorial Ceremony
- December 29, 2017

Local sources said that the locations were targeted with at least six missiles fired by Israeli warplanes and artillery. It said plumes of smoke were visible from one of the targeted areas east of the Gaza City neighbourhood of al-Tuffah. (more...)
False report led to officer-involved shooting in Kansas False report led to officer-involved shooting in Kansas
- December 29, 2017

The man hasn't been identified by police, but Madeline Finch identified the victim as her nephew, Andrew Finch. Or they call local non-emergency numbers instead of 911, according to 911.gov . "We were given some misinformation on the [original] call". "We have a lot of information to go through". Members of the video gaming community in Wichita have been saying on Twitter that it was a case of one game player calling in a report on another player's home. (more...)
Virginia GOP pushes to declare victor in disputed House race Virginia GOP pushes to declare victor in disputed House race
- December 29, 2017

The Board of Elections postponed the random drawing to decide a victor for the 94th district on Wednesday after Democrat Shelly Simonds filed paperwork asking the judges to reconsider their latest recount decision. Kirk Cox, a Republican from Colonial Heights, hinted that the January 13 inauguration of Democratic Gov. -elect Ralph Northam could not go forward if the House is unable to organize on the first day of the legislative session three days earlier. (more...)
Vijay Rupani as 2nd time Gujarat CM retains key portfolios including home Vijay Rupani as 2nd time Gujarat CM retains key portfolios including home
- December 29, 2017

Rupani will also handle urban development, petroleum, climate change, science and technology and information & broadcasting. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel-Road and building, health and family welfare, medical education, Narmada, Kalpsar, capital planning. (more...)
Coast Guard frees two vessels from ice on St. Marys River Coast Guard frees two vessels from ice on St. Marys River
- December 29, 2017

The Risley crew spent the week, including Christmas Day, helping a freighter on southern Georgian Bay. With two freighters stuck, 11 other vessels had to stop in their tracks. With the Soo Locks scheduled to close on January 15, freighters waiting to go upbound lost crucial time to load up on iron ore. "The Coast Guard prepares for this winter operation every year", Murphy said. (more...)
Holden Beach Polar Plunge canceled due to cold temperatures Holden Beach Polar Plunge canceled due to cold temperatures
- December 29, 2017

This year, JCC is again taking single registrations for the Plunge - $25 to plunge; $50 also includes polar bear hat. The event will consist of a quick plunge into the reservoir. This Jan. 1, Surf City will host the 16th annual dip into the sea. There is not a limit determined for how cold it can be for the event to be canceled, according to Gregory. (more...)
Turkey signs deal to buy missiles from Russian Federation Turkey signs deal to buy missiles from Russian Federation
- December 29, 2017

The S-400 deal, reportedly worth about $2.5 billion, has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the system can not be integrated into NATO's military architecture. The proposed $2.5 billion deal "has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation but the Russian missile system can not be integrated into NATO's military architecture", Reuters reported. (more...)
(COL) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
- December 29, 2017

About 587,463 shares traded. Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) has declined 9.94% since December 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.23% the S&P500. Therefore 75% are positive. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.58 earnings per share. analysts predict that Rockwell Collins, Inc . (more...)
Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill
- December 29, 2017

Concerns such as making the resolution process effective and provide more time to promoters and insolvent companies to take part in finalising a resolution plan are taken care of in the tabled bill. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) was enacted previous year to consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganisation and insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time-bound manner. (more...)
Wind chills could fall to 22 below zero in Southeast Michigan today Wind chills could fall to 22 below zero in Southeast Michigan today
- December 29, 2017

The advisory lasts through 10 a.m. Wednesday was the coldest morning in the area so far this season, with temperatures as low as 2 degrees with a -10 windchill recorded about 6 a.m.at St. The record precipitation (rain and melted snow) total on December 26 was 1.07 inches in 1888. SATURDAY: There will be a 60 percent chance of snow throughout the day. (more...)
Ice, cold and light snow could hamper New Year's weekend travel Ice, cold and light snow could hamper New Year's weekend travel
- December 29, 2017

Additional snow accumulations of 2-4 inches are expected. Wind chill readings may approach wind chill advisory criteria both Saturday night/Sunday morning and New Years Eve/New Years Day morning. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Mostly cloudy with a low around 27. Wind chill values as low as zero. (more...)
Judge Shuts Down Arizona's Ban on Ethnic Studies Program Judge Shuts Down Arizona's Ban on Ethnic Studies Program
- December 29, 2017

Wednesday's final judgment lays down a permanent injunction preventing the state Board of Education from enforcing the ban , requiring compliance reports, or auditing classes or programs for compliance. The Tucson district did not immediately end its program, though opponents stepped up their attacks. Huppenthal also claimed the MAS classes used "the exact same technique that Hitler used in his rise to power". (more...)
Pakistan hands over 145 Indian fishermen to authorities Pakistan hands over 145 Indian fishermen to authorities
- December 29, 2017

Pakistan has released 145 Indian fishermen from prison as a goodwill gesture, Pakistani officials say. The fishermen were released from a jail in Karachi and are being escorted by Pakistani authorities to Lahore, from where they will cross over through Wagah into India on Friday, an official said. (more...)
Ayesha Gulalai forms 'Tehreek-e-Insaf Gulalai' Ayesha Gulalai forms 'Tehreek-e-Insaf Gulalai'
- December 29, 2017

During the meeting, Gulalai asked for a list of angry PTI female members from Anwar and extended an offer to her to join her new party, which Seema turned down saying that she is receiving much respect in the PTI. She accused the PTI government of being deeply involved in corruption and nepotism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She also opined that Jahangir Tareen mayhave been disqualified but Imran would not let him go anywhere and he would remain around him. (more...)
Thousands of Avocados Spill Onto Texas Highway After Rig Catches Fire Thousands of Avocados Spill Onto Texas Highway After Rig Catches Fire
- December 29, 2017

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the 18-wheeler was carrying 40,000 pounds of avocados when the big rig appeared to catch fire. Twenty tons of avocados were lost December 28, 2017, after the tractor-trailer in which they were being hauled caught fire on Interstate 35E in Forreston, Texas , about 35 miles south of Dallas. (more...)
Woman suffers 'life-changing injuries' in Canary Wharf acid attack Woman suffers 'life-changing injuries' in Canary Wharf acid attack
- December 29, 2017

An hour and a half later at Crossharbour DLR station, the next stop along the line, an Asian man was assaulted with an alkaline solution as he left the station. While police said there is no evidence at this stage to suggest the incidents are linked, their enquiries are ongoing. A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: 'Someone has thrown this at her. (more...)
Man 'nearly' decapitated girlfriend with samurai sword, police say Man 'nearly' decapitated girlfriend with samurai sword, police say
- December 29, 2017

A killing in northwest Houston left a woman almost decapitated and her boyfriend in jail for the murder. When officers arrived, they found the deceased body of Aracely Jernigan, 36, in the living room floor. Court records show Kenneth Wayne Lockings Jr.'s relatives convinced him Thursday to surrender to police. He was charged in 2009 for allegedly assaulting a family member, but that case was dropped after he was convicted for felony cocaine possession. (more...)
PM Malcolm Turnbull Slapped With Fine For Not Wearing Life Jacket PM Malcolm Turnbull Slapped With Fine For Not Wearing Life Jacket
- December 29, 2017

The executive director of the maritime division, Angus Mitchell, said safety was paramount on NSW waters and the fine dished out to the PM was a "timely reminder during the holiday season to always wear a lifejacket". Mr Turnbull has commented on the matter on social media, saying that he will always wear a life jacket from now on. "The rules can often seem very technical, but they are there to keep us safe". (more...)
2018 election: Russian Federation election commission receives 51 notifications
- December 29, 2017

Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC) rejected opposition leader Alexey Navalny's application to register as a presidential candidate. Navalny was barred from running due to criminal convictions, which some say are politically motivated charges levied as retaliation against Navalny's anti-corruption campaigns. (more...)
Trump to Democrats: No DACA fix without border wall Trump to Democrats: No DACA fix without border wall
- December 29, 2017

In September, Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) programme, which protected young people from deportation, who had been brought to the USA illegally as children, and gave Congress until March to devise a long-term solution. (more...)
Japan-US poll gap on military action over N.Korea
- December 29, 2017

The largest proportion of the Japanese respondents, or 27.2 percent, said it is unstoppable. Chinese military experts believe the U.S.is using the ongoing tensions over the North Korea nuclear crisis as an opportunity to reinforce its presence in the region, but claim its ultimate goal is to restrain a rising China. (more...)
Russia's Lavrov Says Timing of Putin-Trump Meeting Not yet Discussed: RIA Russia's Lavrov Says Timing of Putin-Trump Meeting Not yet Discussed: RIA
- December 29, 2017

It is impossible to become a mediator between the two parties based only on your own will, this requires the will of the two sides. Last week, the UN Security Council agreed upon new sanctions against North Korea that would limit its oil supply and slave labor market. (more...)
Party pooper: Canada 150 closing party on Parliament Hill cancelled Party pooper: Canada 150 closing party on Parliament Hill cancelled
- December 29, 2017

Andrew Campbell, the senior executive director in charge of the Canada 150 secretariat, said a decision will be made very shortly on whether to cancel events planned for December 31. Organizers have been forced to cancel some Canada 150 events in the nation's capital due to the polar temperatures gripping Ottawa this weekend. Campbell said he doesn't want a situation where the equipment doesn't work or fireworks sputter and die because of the cold, and people need to be given the information ... (more...)
Korea inspects Hong Kong ship over N. Korean oil Korea inspects Hong Kong ship over N. Korean oil
- December 29, 2017

Security Council, local media reported Friday. Foreign Ministry officials later confirmed that the cargo ship Lighthouse Winmore was found to have transferred petroleum to a North Korean vessel on October 19 in the East China Sea. Eventual military action against communist North Korea wins the approval of 32.5 percent of the American respondents, but only of 20.6 percent of the Japanese ones, Japanese media group NHK reported. (more...)
Four found dead in Troy, NY, home
- December 29, 2017

The four people found slain inside an upstate NY apartment house on Boxing day were found bound and with their throats slashed, according to police. "After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", he said. (more...)
Thatcher refused to share a flight with a panda Thatcher refused to share a flight with a panda
- December 29, 2017

Similar tactics had worked for decades for Chinese leaders, who had become famously adept at so-called " panda diplomacy " by gifting the universally adored bamboo-munching beasts to further their geo-political goals. "London Zoo would clearly like to have a fertile female and, in due course, a baby Panda". Thatcher replied: "Yes, I would". However, he resigned in 1974 following the Watergate Scandal and his legacy has been disgraced. (more...)
Dog freezes to death on porch in Ohio Dog freezes to death on porch in Ohio
- December 29, 2017

A second dog was inside the home and was removed after officials received a search warrant. The house had recently been shut off from utilities, The Blade reported . "They had plenty of food and water". There were blankets and a pillow on the porch, but no shelter from the cold, Brown said. Brown said they also found another underweight four-year-old male dog, who was shivering from the cold, inside the house. (more...)
President Trump Cuts Funding To UN After Israel Vote President Trump Cuts Funding To UN After Israel Vote
- December 29, 2017

When the Trump administration claimed credit this week for budget cuts at the United Nations , some critics of the organization saw the prudent oversight of taxpayer money, while others questioned Washington's determination to be seen wielding a big stick. (more...)
Met Éireann issues status yellow wind warning for nine counties Met Éireann issues status yellow wind warning for nine counties
- December 29, 2017

Met Eireann have issued two separate status yellow snow-ice warnings. Sub-zero temperatures will only rise to between 1 and 5 degrees by this afternoon. "If the road looks polished or glossy, it could be black ice", a spokesperson said. While cold conditions are expected throughout the country. 'But we are not talking about those extremes in the town and city centres, it is out in rural areas, more exposed areas, particularly over lying snow where you see temperatures drop the most'. (more...)

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