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Mount Washington is among the coldest places on the planet - and beyond
- January 07, 2018

Summit conditions at Mount Washington were so brutally cold Saturday morning the temperature tied for the second-coldest on Earth, according to Mount Washington Observatory. With wind chill values, apparent temperatures on Washington felt closer to -89 degrees. Even if bundled up in extreme layers, a few minutes can still cause a person's extremities to go numb, according to The New York Times . (more...)
Bristol University fire: Crews tackle campus blaze Bristol University fire: Crews tackle campus blaze
- January 07, 2018

Speaking to the Bristol Post, Will Marsh, head of media at the University, said: 'The fire is in the Fry Building, our maths building which was undergoing a refurbishment and was due to open later this year, in spring time. At around 5pm seven fire engines from Avon Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene to tackle the blaze. "We are dealing with a fire in the top floor of a five storey building", the force said in a statement. (more...)
Jordan urges unified Arab efforts to deal with Trump's Jerusalem move Jordan urges unified Arab efforts to deal with Trump's Jerusalem move
- January 07, 2018

Ayman Safadi spoke after hosting five Arab foreign ministers and the head of the Arab League on Saturday, to decide on a joint Arab response to Trump. Under a broad worldwide consensus, the fate of Jerusalem is to be determined in negotiations. Safadi said Arabs have three main goals, including invalidating Trump's decision. (more...)
Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse
- January 07, 2018

While Twitter didn't particularly mention Donald Trump in its statement, many believed that the United States president violated terms of service which prohibit tweets threatening violence, death or physical harm. Trump, who has exchanged a series of threats and insults with the Pyongyang regime since past year, tweeted late Tuesday that he, too, has a "nuclear button" that is "much bigger and more powerful" than the one North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has. (more...)
China boosts trade restrictions on North Korea China boosts trade restrictions on North Korea
- January 07, 2018

Zeng Haibo, deputy general manager of the Winmore's Chinese ship management firm, told the South China Morning Post that he had no knowledge of whether the tanker had violated United Nations sanctions on North Korean shipping. Last month, Beijing claimed that in November it exported no oil products to North Korea. The newspaper said the ship was registered in Malaysia until mid-2017 and then switched to Panama. (more...)
Has $9.08 Million Holdings in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
- January 07, 2018

Concorde Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $380.71 billion market cap company. Wellington Mngmt Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 30.80M shares. Santa Barbara Asset Limited Com has invested 2.26% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ). (more...)
Twitter explains why it won't block Donald Trump Twitter explains why it won't block Donald Trump
- January 07, 2018

Now, Twitter has responded to the uproar in a blog post addressing how it handles tweets from world leaders. Further, Twitter stated that a decision to shut down an account controlled by a country's leader " would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions ". (more...)
SC ruling in Panama papers case triggered chaos in country, says Nawaz SC ruling in Panama papers case triggered chaos in country, says Nawaz
- January 07, 2018

Pointing towards the charged crowd who had come to see and support the ex-PM, Nawaz said the people today have rejected the SC verdict. "The supremacy of law will be restored at any cost", Sharif added. Preparations for the rally have been made, Geo News reported, and security arrangements are also in place. Enumerating the projects that were initiated in his tenure, Sharif said the impact of his ouster slowed down the emerging economic growth in the country. (more...)
Florida iguanas are freezing and falling out of trees Florida iguanas are freezing and falling out of trees
- January 07, 2018

One of the strongest winter storms on the East Coast in modern history has pummelled cities with snow and sleet, forcing schools and businesses to close while grounding thousands of flights. "If it's just for a day or two they'll just get to where they're completely frozen in time". Maxine Bentzel, a reporter for CBS News 12 in Palm Beach, also posted photos of frozen iguanas to social media. (more...)
Pak blacklists Hafiz Saeed's JuD, 71 other terror groups amid U.S. pressure Pak blacklists Hafiz Saeed's JuD, 71 other terror groups amid U.S. pressure
- January 07, 2018

Military aid to Islamabad was cut after Trump, in a tweet, accused Pakistan of "lies & deceit". The move comes as tensions have grown between the USA and Pakistan. Saeed has denied being involved in the Mumbai attacks and a Pakistani court failed to convict him due to lack of evidence. Pakistan's Interior Ministry also banned Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), a subsidiary of JuD, and 70 other groups. (more...)
Vegas hotel staff met 'normal' gunman more than 10 times Vegas hotel staff met 'normal' gunman more than 10 times
- January 06, 2018

Questions about Paddock's interactions with hotel staff arose when news surfaced that law enforcement found 23 weapons in Paddock's sniper's set up on the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay suite. Many believed that no one had entered the suite for several days and that the hotel-casino should have been aware of what was going on inside the suite. (more...)
SEC investigating Kushner business over use of visa program SEC investigating Kushner business over use of visa program
- January 06, 2018

Securities and Exchange Commission for its use of a federal program that grants visas to wealthy foreigners investing in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. "We are cooperating with legal requests for information". Kushner Cos. apparently caught the eye of federal regulators with an aggressive marketing campaign in Beijing and Shanghai that was created to attract investors to finance the construction of a high-rise apartment building in Jersey City, N.J. (more...)
BJP president Amit Shah meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Ujjain BJP president Amit Shah meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Ujjain
- January 06, 2018

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah is expected to deliver his maiden speech in Rajya Sabha on Friday. He said that during Congress rule in the Centre, the state of Meghalaya was accorded Rs 5817 crore in the 13 Finance Commission but during Modi's rule in the 14 finance commission Meghalaya was given Rs 25413 cr. (more...)
Philadelphia Firefighter Critical after Deadly Row Home Fire Philadelphia Firefighter Critical after Deadly Row Home Fire
- January 06, 2018

Saturday. He was rescued by fellow firefighters and taken to the hospital, where he later died. Another person from a neighboring home was taken to the hospital in critical condition. "Frozen hydrants, difficulty in access", he said. Kathy Matheson, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department, said by email that the department is "not confirming any deaths". (more...)
Florida man calls 911 on himself while drunk driving Florida man calls 911 on himself while drunk driving
- January 06, 2018

Michael called 911 to say that he was driving drunk and needed to be pulled over. When she repeated the question, he answered: "I don't know". After going back and forth with the dispatcher, Lester said he was going to get something to eat and police could catch up with him. (more...)
It Has Begun! Venezuela Launches National Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency It Has Begun! Venezuela Launches National Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency
- January 06, 2018

Based on the latest price of the country's oil basket, the total issue would be worth about 5.9 billion Dollars. Over the past year, the U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted numerous top-ranking officials, including Maduro and many of his ministers. (more...)
Indian 'spy' says wife, mother met under duress Indian 'spy' says wife, mother met under duress
- January 06, 2018

They have been threatened and the Indian diplomat who had come along with my mother was shouting on my mother the moment she stepped out. In the purported video, Jadhav said, "I have to say one thing very important here, for the Indian public, Indian Government and the Indian Navy, that my commission is not gone. (more...)
Closeness to BJP minister helped Gupta get RS seat, says Ajay Maken Closeness to BJP minister helped Gupta get RS seat, says Ajay Maken
- January 06, 2018

The AAP said its candidate had already resigned from the post before filing his nomination. "(He is) ineligible to contest". "N D Gupta's nomination is liable to be rejected under Section 36 of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 read with Article 102 of the Constitution ", Maken claimed. (more...)
New Wind Chill Advisory in effect through Saturday New Wind Chill Advisory in effect through Saturday
- January 06, 2018

Current data suggests that as of 11:00 A.M. ET on Sunday , the temperature in Lafayette will reach 20°. More seasonable winter weather for the Piedmont than we've seen recently. Other models indicate that the Sunday into Monday system will be primarily snowfall. That evening, temperatures will be low enough both at the surface and aloft to support only snowfall. (more...)
Fire breaks out in Mumbai's Cinevista studio, 150 crew members evacuated Fire breaks out in Mumbai's Cinevista studio, 150 crew members evacuated
- January 06, 2018

The fire at Cinevista is reportedly of level 2 and according to a video shared by a user on Twitter, huge flames can be seen coming out of the building. The incident comes close on the heels of the Kamala Mills inferno which claimed 14 lives on 29 December, 2017. Cinevista studio is constructed across a 5-acre property that is a one-stop shop for all shooting needs. (more...)
Energous (WATT) Given a $45.80 Price Target at Roth Capital
- January 06, 2018

The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by Oppenheimer. 53,567 were accumulated by Ironwood Counsel Ltd. Century Companies owns 0.31% invested in Pepsico, Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, January 5 by Oppenheimer. Further, Mount Lucas Management Lp reported stake worth 0.01% of its portfolio. (more...)
Higher education sees 35 lakh increase in enrolment Higher education sees 35 lakh increase in enrolment
- January 06, 2018

Although India aims to attain a GER of 30 per cent by 2020, it's still far behind countries like China with an enrolment ratio of 43.39 per cent and USA with 85.8 per cent - Pakistan's GER is 9.93 per cent. The college density in the top three states is 49 in Puducherry, 59 in Telangana and 53 in Karnataka. However, eight states - UP (24.9%), MP (20%), Odisha (21%), Bihar (14.4%), Gujarat (20.2%), Rajasthan (20.5%), Mizoram (24.5%) and West Bengal (18.5%) - had an enrolment ratio far less ... (more...)
Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
- January 06, 2018

California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 34,201 shares of the energy company's stock valued at $858,000 after buying an additional 9,701 shares during the last quarter. Profund Limited reported 16,678 shares stake. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 138,487 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 119 are held by Hudock Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company. (more...)
Delta state election: Suspected APC thugs burn down DSIEC office Delta state election: Suspected APC thugs burn down DSIEC office
- January 06, 2018

A source who spoke under anonymity disclosed that what happened was a demonstration of the people disenchantment with the ruling party in the state who had perfected plans on how to rig the election across the 25 local government area through the instrumentality of the DSIEC. (more...)
Saudi princes arrested for protesting utility bills at ruling palace Saudi princes arrested for protesting utility bills at ruling palace
- January 06, 2018

Saudi officials contacted by AFP Saturday were not immediately reachable for comment. The government is now attempting a major economic overhaul to reduce its dependence on oil revenues. They were also demanding compensation for a death sentence issued against a cousin, Sabq.org said, without naming him. They were placed in Al-Ha'ir prison in preparation for their trial. (more...)
PTI leaders reject report on Imran Khan's third marriage as 'ridiculous' PTI leaders reject report on Imran Khan's third marriage as 'ridiculous'
- January 06, 2018

In another tweet, he said that while he wished that Khan finds a life partner so he can get married, the matter was not related to politics. However, his political secretary has denied the reports and claimed that the political front would move court against the reporter who claimed of Khan's third marriage who filed a report with an English daily. (more...)
Winter storm slams Northeast; flights delayed at OIA
- January 06, 2018

Dozens of vehicle crashes also were reported and several airports closed. A massive 'bomb cyclone' winter storm has roared onto the USA east coast, dumping as much as 45 centimetres of snow and unleashing cyclonic winds that closed schools and offices and cancelled thousands of flights. (more...)
Shooter's wife knew about Pulse attack beforehand, records show
- January 06, 2018

According to documents with Salman's statements written by an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, she said on June 12, that Mateen took a black bag "full of ammunition with him", and told her "I will be home after prayer" hours ahead of the mass shooting. (more...)
Morningstar Investment Services LLC Acquires 75582 Shares of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW)
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 2.16% or $2 during the last trading session, reaching $94.74. About 5.52 million shares traded. (NYSE:LOW), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Dnb Asset Mgmt As has 90,790 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Morningstar Investment Services LLC owned 0.09% of Lowe's Companies worth $63,323,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. (more...)
Naidu sends privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi to Lok Sabha Naidu sends privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi to Lok Sabha
- January 06, 2018

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu observing that although Parliament was a political institution, it can not be an extension of politics that is marked by deep divisions and acrimony.In an indirect reference to the acrimonious differences between the government and the Opposition parties over the Triple Talaq Bill, Mr Naidu expressed concern over the disruptions in the House and extolled members to review, recall and introspect how they conducted ... (more...)

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