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Matt Hancock made culture secretary after reshuffle Matt Hancock made culture secretary after reshuffle
- January 09, 2018

Hancock was previously culture minister, a position he took up in July 2016. Last night he tweeted that he was "thrilled" to have landed the brief. "Matt's worked closely with our industry in his previous role and is well-versed with the issues facing digital advertising, as well as being a great advocate of the industry's ability to effectively self-regulate", Mew added. (more...)
More than 100 arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep More than 100 arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep
- January 09, 2018

German authorities said the men were suspected of blackmail and money laundering, and that the detentions were carried out at the request of Italian authorities. Italian investigators described the Farao-Marincolas as a "criminal holding company" that runs businesses worth millions... A statement from the para-military Carabinieri police said the operation had dismantled a major clan of the 'Ndrangheta organised crime group, which is based in the southern Calabria region. (more...)
Toby Young stands down from universities regulator Toby Young stands down from universities regulator
- January 09, 2018

Claiming that his "appointment has become a distraction from its vital work of broadening access to higher education and defending academic freedom", Young affirmed his positive "track record" against the barrage of claims against him, "unreservedly" apologising for allegations of "ill-judged" past conduct, but acknowledging that such history is only a detriment to the work of the Office for Students . (more...)
Iran's top leader blames US, Israel for inciting recent unrests Iran's top leader blames US, Israel for inciting recent unrests
- January 09, 2018

Iran's supreme leader said on Tuesday that Iran had foiled attempts by the USA and Britain to create unrest during a wave of protests, according to state media. Khamenei described the recent wave of violence that hit some areas of the country as "fireworks and vicious acts", Press TV reported. "[These incidents] occur nowhere in the world", the Leader said , in an apparent reference to the people's massive show of support for the establishment. (more...)
University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit
- January 09, 2018

Padgett's attorney Kyle Bristow, based in MI, said Padgett will seek a jury trial and injunctive relief in the form of a court order, which would require UC to drop "anything more than a reasonable rental fee" as well as $2 million in general and punitive damages. (more...)
Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured Second train crash in a week leaves 200 injured
- January 09, 2018

Services have been affected following the incident. Prasa spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said: "One of the trains was authorised to be stationary there and it was waiting for a manual signal for it to leave the station". "The safety of our commuters is on top of our agenda and we'll never stop prioritise their safety within our operation". Mofokeng says any findings which can assist avoiding a reassurance will be implemented. (more...)
Spanish prisoner declared dead wakes up in mortuary Spanish prisoner declared dead wakes up in mortuary
- January 09, 2018

Gonzalo Montoya, 29, was serving a prison sentence in Asturias for theft when he was found unconscious in his cell on Sunday (local time). "[Pathologists] had already marked the body to open it with the scalpel", Jiménez's relatives told Spanish newspaper Il Mattino . (more...)
Prominent Hamas figure shot in head in Gaza, critically injured Prominent Hamas figure shot in head in Gaza, critically injured
- January 09, 2018

The Hamas terrorist group said Tuesday that one of its senior officials is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his weapon. Al-Alami, 62, was admitted to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City where he is reportedly clinging to life as he undergoes surgery. Al-Alami, who is a mechanical engineer by training, suffered serious leg injuries during the Israel-Gaza war in the summer of 2014, in circumstances that are not totally clear. (more...)
Salvadorans face deportation from United States by 2019 Salvadorans face deportation from United States by 2019
- January 09, 2018

Monday's pending announcement is in line with the Trump administration's wider goal of reducing legal immigration to the United States and increasing deportations, said Kevin Appleby of the New York-based Center for Migration Studies. The Salvadorans were granted TPS after a pair of 2001 earthquakes slammed the country. Senior DHS officials told reporters Monday that the families would have to make that decision, and that the impact on American businesses, among other potential ... (more...)
Sahara Desert Receives 15 Inches Snow Giving it a Beautiful White Carpet Sahara Desert Receives 15 Inches Snow Giving it a Beautiful White Carpet
- January 09, 2018

The majority of snowfall was concentrated on dunes on the outskirts of the town. Ain Sefra, which was founded in 1881 as a French garrison town, sees average high temperatures of over 37C in summer and has seen record lows of -10.2C in winter. (more...)
Mekhi Brown on tiff with assistant: 'Don't want to talk about it' Mekhi Brown on tiff with assistant: 'Don't want to talk about it'
- January 09, 2018

When ESPN's cameras cut over to Brown again, he was being brought to the ground while gesturing angrily on the Tide's sideline. It's unclear who was the target of Brown's outburst, but the man appears to be wearing a sideline pass, which would indicate that he's not a member of the coaching staff. (more...)
Theresa May's chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed Conservative Party chairman Theresa May's chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: Brandon Lewis appointed Conservative Party chairman
- January 09, 2018

British Prime Minister May is reshuffling her cabinet. However, May was urged to use the opportunity for a wider shake-up of her team, with initial speculation that she could use the reshuffle to remove top ministers such as Philip Hammond , the chancellor, or Boris Johnson , the foreign secretary. (more...)
Syrian reports claim Israeli jets strike army positions near Damascus Syrian reports claim Israeli jets strike army positions near Damascus
- January 09, 2018

The statement further detailed that the Israeli jets targeted the al-Qutaifa area near Damascus , according to Reuters report. The Syrian army statement described the attack as a "flagrant Israeli aggression" and renewed its warning of the unsafe repercussions of such attacks, holding Israel "fully responsibility for its consequences". (more...)
Netanyahu's son brags about father's controversial gas deals in leaked audio Netanyahu's son brags about father's controversial gas deals in leaked audio
- January 09, 2018

They stated that the recording was "edited in a manipulative [way] and was carried out in a shameful and illegal manner by a driver employed by the office of prime minister". The phrase has been a regular refrain from the prime minister's camp as he has sought to dismiss corruption accusations against him. The Netanyahus in a statement denounced the broadcast of the recording, saying it was part of a 'witch-hunt against the family that has reached an unprecedented low'. (more...)
Apartment fire reported in downtown Redding Apartment fire reported in downtown Redding
- January 09, 2018

Wisegarver said the fire started because the burning spider crawled onto a nearby mattress setting it on fire. Fire officials say the blaze spread from the mattress to a collection of flags and curtains inside the bedroom. As for Wisegarver and the two men living in the apartment, they are going to have to find another place to live. Fire officials say they responded to 2534 Waldon Street in Redding around noon for a fire at a townhouse. (more...)
All learners will be placed in schools before January 17 All learners will be placed in schools before January 17
- January 09, 2018

Such applicants will be placed where there is space . The department asked Hoërskool Overvaal to take in 55 additional pupils for the 2018 academic year and its refusal, arguing it can only cater for Afrikaans speaking pupils, has now prompted legal action. (more...)
No extra Australian Open pressure for Federer No extra Australian Open pressure for Federer
- January 09, 2018

Nadal, 31, will make his debut at the event on Tuesday, with formerly top-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic also confirmed to play two matches at Kooyong. The three-time Grand Slam victor has previously confirmed to take part in the 2018 Australian Open , but after his withdrawal from the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in late December, there were still some doubts. (more...)
Indian Diplomatic Officials Banned in 96 Gurudwaras in United States Indian Diplomatic Officials Banned in 96 Gurudwaras in United States
- January 09, 2018

Earlier, 14 gurdwaras in Canada's Ontario province have barred officials from the Indian government, consular officials and members of organisations 'who seek to undermine the Sikh nation and Sikh institutions'. Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) said: "Sikhs in the diaspora are fed up with Indian Government officials and their agents increasingly interfere in our institutions and Sikh affairs, undermining of Sikh campaigns for greater rights and internal matters for the ... (more...)
China against USA 'finger pointing' at Pak on terror China against USA 'finger pointing' at Pak on terror
- January 09, 2018

He also added that it could be a backup plan in response to the Indo-Pacific strategy of the U.S. and its allies and that if the USA and its allies push their Indo-Pacific strategy to the extreme, China will surely carry out a plan with Pakistan to ensure the security of sea routes. (more...)
Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah's Golden Globes speech Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah's Golden Globes speech
- January 09, 2018

Singer Mariah Carey, a presenter at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, called Winfrey "an incredible role model". Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a fierce critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. (more...)
3 injured in NY Trump Tower heating system fire 3 injured in NY Trump Tower heating system fire
- January 09, 2018

According to sources the fire department said although local media initially reported there were no injuries, one person sustained a serious, possibly life-threatening injury, and another had a minor injury. The fire started around 7 a.m.at the Manhattan building that contains President Donald Trump's home and business offices. As firefighters battled the blaze, a plume of smoke spewed from the roof of the 68-story structure. (more...)
Marsha Blackburn - Border Wall 'Not Just Important,' But 'Imperative,' for DACA Deal Marsha Blackburn - Border Wall 'Not Just Important,' But 'Imperative,' for DACA Deal
- January 09, 2018

Politics, too, is on the agenda, GOP officials say, with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., slated to lead a discussion on the political landscape for House Republicans, who are at risk of losing the majority they've held since 2011. (more...)
Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas :PM Modi to induct first PIO Parliamentary Conference today Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas :PM Modi to induct first PIO Parliamentary Conference today
- January 09, 2018

India's humanity even in grave situations like these is a part of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam . He added that today India stands first in row when it comes to United Nations peacekeeping. "While ideological differences are dividing world community, you can spread India's message of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas, " Modi told the PIO (People of Indian Origin) Parliamentarians and Mayors, who assembled in New Delhi from around the world to attend the conference. (more...)
Bangladesh records lowest temperature at 2.6 degree Celsius Bangladesh records lowest temperature at 2.6 degree Celsius
- January 09, 2018

Bangladesh Monday recorded the lowest temperature in five decades as mercury dipped to a chilling 2.6 degrees centigrade. Temperature in Nilphamari's Syedpur was second at 2.9 degrees Celsius, while it was 3 degrees Celsius in Dimla, 3.1 degrees Celsius in Kurigram's Rajarhat and 3.2 in Dinajpur. (more...)
The Met Will Start Charging $25 For Out-Of-State Residents The Met Will Start Charging $25 For Out-Of-State Residents
- January 09, 2018

The number of people willing to pay a suggested donation of $25 has declined substantially in recent years. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is partially abandoning its "pay-what-you-wish" admissions policy for a new approach that favors. (more...)
Pro-government rallies in Iran as United States imposes fresh sanctions Pro-government rallies in Iran as United States imposes fresh sanctions
- January 09, 2018

Iran has also seen three days of large pro-government demonstrations. In her remarks, Ms Haley said the United States would remain steadfastly behind the Iranian protesters. "The Iranian regime is now on notice: The world will be watching what you do". Iranian officials blamed a plot by the CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for the unrest that convulsed much of the country for five days - part of the increasing tensions playing out between Iran and its neighbors since President Donald ... (more...)
Bo Scarbrough Yells Bo Scarbrough Yells "F- Trump" Before National Championship Game
- January 09, 2018

Ahead of the game, Sporting News recorded video of Alabama walking out to the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of tonight's national championship game. I'll just be over here trying to survive the Snowmageddon that's supposed to hit on Friday. Trump is expected to watch the game from a skybox overlooking the field. (more...)
SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG) EPS Estimated At $1.59
- January 09, 2018

The stock increased 0.69% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $99.53. About 2.73M shares traded. SL Green Realty Corp. Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) has risen 24.81% since January 7, 2017 and is uptrending. Among 17 analysts covering Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $866,100 activity. (more...)
Altice USA Plans Separation From European Parent Altice USA Plans Separation From European Parent
- January 09, 2018

Altice N.V. said its Board approved the spin-off of its interest in Altice USA and the renaming of Altice N.V.as Altice Europe. "The biggest overhang on Altice USA shares", he added, "has been the nagging concern that US shareholders might somehow be called upon to backstop weakness in Europe". (more...)
Liverpool want Naby Keita in January after Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona Liverpool want Naby Keita in January after Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona
- January 09, 2018

Supporters are dumbfounded by Liverpool's decision to let Coutinho leave this month with it blatantly clear that a replacement isn't ready to arrive anytime soon. In your opinion, should Liverpool splash the cash to lure Keita this month. Keita, who has already been secured by Liverpool following a deal worth around £57 million, is on loan for the season at RB Leipzig. (more...)

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