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Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as minister for the lonely millions Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as minister for the lonely millions
- January 17, 2018

Tracey Crouch, who is minister for sport and civil society, has been tasked with the portfolio of loneliness, which will coordinate across the government on policy issues related to loneliness, including funding for groups working in the area. (more...)
Davis RM Inc. Buys 8178 Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM)
- January 17, 2018

The company's market cap is $371.13 Billion, and the average volume is $9.87 Million. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.3% in the second quarter. Ensemble Ltd accumulated 0.09% or 5,260 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.85. (NYSE:DVA). (more...)
'State Of Emergency' Declared In NC Ahead Of Winter Storm
- January 17, 2018

He said declaring a State of Emergency is critical, "This allows us to deploy essential assets for storm response and recovery as needed". Cooper says the number of deaths by prescription opioid overdoses is declining, while deaths by non-prescription opioids, like heroin and fentanyl, remain high. (more...)
Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments Trump Blames Democrats for Stalled Immigration Negotiations Amid Backlash for 'Shithole' Comments
- January 17, 2018

Last week, a federal court decision temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA and said the government must resume the program's renewal application. "This is my home ", Rivera said. "I would hope that those supporters of "Dreamers" are able to go in and fight fiercely for a good deal without making bad compromises". (more...)
Counter-terrorism: Indian army chief calls for restriction on internet, social media Counter-terrorism: Indian army chief calls for restriction on internet, social media
- January 17, 2018

The Chief of Army, Bipin Rawat , stated at a recent press conference that the Chinese Army was pushing waters at the India China border, and the Indian Armed Forces are fully prepared and have the capability to deal with any kind of retaliation on the border front. (more...)
McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week
- January 17, 2018

Leaders may need to tweak the plan more to win over a handful of conservatives pushing for more military spending. All this underscores: The huge pressure facing Democratic leaders - especially House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - from large swaths of their respective conferences to go to the mattresses when it comes to this fight. (more...)
DHS Secy: Pres. Trump is Focused on Moving to Merit-Based Immigration DHS Secy: Pres. Trump is Focused on Moving to Merit-Based Immigration
- January 17, 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath that she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use the phrase "shithole countries". On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence, who worshipped at a Baptist church in Maryland, listened as the pastor denounced Trump's use of vulgarity. (more...)
Drew Brees To Pass on Free Agency, Plans To Return to Saints Drew Brees To Pass on Free Agency, Plans To Return to Saints
- January 17, 2018

It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. The 39-year-old quarterback is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and while there undoubtedly should be a number of teams vying for his services, Brees doesn't plan to test the waters. (more...)
Salman Khan to return with third season of Dus Ka Dum Salman Khan to return with third season of Dus Ka Dum
- January 17, 2018

Now that Bigg Boss 11 is over, all eyes will be on Salman Khan's next TV outing: 10 Ka Dum . Not long ago, rumour had it that Akshay Kumar would replace Salman in the game show. "Viewers sitting at home can play the game along with the contestants in the studio and win prizes", a source told the daily. Like always this year also many Bollywood stars are coming back to television screens as recently King Khan already has made his comeback through Ted Talks. (more...)
Shilpa Shinde's Interview after winning Bigg Boss 11 — Interview Shilpa Shinde's Interview after winning Bigg Boss 11 — Interview
- January 17, 2018

My mom's prayers work! Bigg Boss 11 victor Shilpa Shide not only won the reality show but she is also winning praises from within the industry. " Bigg Boss is way too hard a show". It is a show that has made me more respectful towards myself. I have learnt a lot on this show and more than that I have grown stronger as a person and as a human being. (more...)
Religious Freedom Day Declared in US Religious Freedom Day Declared in US
- January 17, 2018

Ricketts. We agree with President Trump as he stated, 'Faith breathes life and hope into our world.' It is ICC's prayer that this announcement will result in greater attention being paid to the cause of religious freedom. He also reminded the public of his commitment to early American principles, which will assist our "fundamental freedom underlying our democracy". The president said that the United States is the "paramount champion" for religious freedom worldwide, and that the US will keep ... (more...)
Carillion 'had just £29m before collapse' Carillion 'had just £29m before collapse'
- January 17, 2018

In Carillion's case an application was due to be sent to the High Court for PricewaterhouseCoopers to be appointed as special managers to act on behalf of the Official Receiver. The opposition Labour Party questioned why May's government continued to award contracts to Carillion despite its profit warnings and questioned why Britain had handed over so much of its public service work to private companies. (more...)
Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'
- January 17, 2018

Lindsey Graham of SC said Trump had drastically changed his tune on a compromise immigration bill just before the Thursday meeting. "He'd like to move away from a country-based quota system to a merit-based system", Nielsen said of Trump. (more...)
China, Russia urged to do more on North Korea
- January 17, 2018

After a long day of discussions, the 'Vancouver Foreign Ministers Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, ' represented by 20 foreign affairs ministers, agreed to consider "unilateral sanctions" to curb North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs. (more...)
Pakistan Aims to Sell National Airline PIA Before Elections, Says Report Pakistan Aims to Sell National Airline PIA Before Elections, Says Report
- January 17, 2018

But Aziz informed that new plan had been laid up for selling the Pakistan International Airlines and that he would be presenting the proposal to the cabinet committee on privatisation, which would be headed by the Prime Minister-Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. (more...)
More Snow Expected For Piedmont Than In West More Snow Expected For Piedmont Than In West
- January 17, 2018

The state also activated its Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday morning. Forecasters said up to 4 inches could fall in central North Carolina, with a couple of inches expected around Raleigh and father east. "Unnecessary travel not only puts you at risk, but it can also put our first responders' lives at risk if you end up needing help", Cooper said. N.C. (more...)
India breeze past Papua New Guinea to enter QFs India breeze past Papua New Guinea to enter QFs
- January 17, 2018

Simon Atai (13) and Sinika Arua (12) were the only PNG batsmen to get into double figures as they folded for a paltry 64 in 21.5 overs, the tournament's lowest score so far. India will take on Zimbabwe next on January 19. Such was Shaw's dominance that he scored 48 runs of his unbeaten 57 in boundaries - 12 fours in total. (more...)
Indonesian Stock Exchange Collapses Indonesian Stock Exchange Collapses
- January 17, 2018

MetroTV footage showed the lobby strewn with debris and people being helped out of the building while others lay on the grass or steps outside the tower. "The structure suddenly collapsed, causing chaos", the student, identified as Ade, told MetroTV. The incident had nearly no effect on the trading session, as the Indonesian stock exchange switched to automated trading in may 1995. (more...)
Snow and sleet forecast for North Somerset Snow and sleet forecast for North Somerset
- January 17, 2018

The Met Office said: "This evening will see further heavy snow showers, giving further moderate falls in places". While temperatures in Tipperary are extremely cold today, Sunday, there was little frost overnight but the current freezing cold temperatures are here to stay, the national forecaster believes. (more...)
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this "s-show" on immigration
- January 17, 2018

But when Graham and Durbin arrived two hours later at the White House to follow up, Trump was accompanied by several other Republican lawmakers and immigration hardliners, and dismissed their deal entirely. "The uproar continued Tuesday with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that she couldn't remember the president using the word "--hole" to describe those countries in a closed-door meeting with Democratic and GOP lawmakers. (more...)
Voters in Racine, Washington fill open legislative seats Voters in Racine, Washington fill open legislative seats
- January 17, 2018

Schachtner, a medical examiner in St. Croix County, won by 9 points - a massive swing in a district that former senator Sheila Harsdorf, a Republican, won in 2016 with 63.2 percent of the vote. On Tuesday, the new state senator said her win sends a message that voters are exhausted of negative politics. "Change it up. I ran a positive campaign.My message has always been be kind, be considerate and we need to help people when they're down". (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Tri-State Area Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Tri-State Area
- January 17, 2018

Southern areas will likely only see a slushy inch or so of snow, while 1 to 2 inches could fall in central areas. Snow and rain showers will last through Wednesday morning, making for slippery morning commute conditions with low visibility at times. (more...)
New poster of Kareena and Sonam-starrer Veere Di Wedding New poster of Kareena and Sonam-starrer Veere Di Wedding
- January 17, 2018

Wedding season has well and truly kicked off, with the likes of Zaheer Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Virat Kohli tying the knot recently. After Virushaka wedding, there have been rumors about Deepika and Ranveer's engagement on Padukone's birthday and Sonam Kapoor's wedding in the month of April in Rajasthan. (more...)
Rochester Police Investigate Claim of Self-Defense in Shooting Death of Teenager Rochester Police Investigate Claim of Self-Defense in Shooting Death of Teenager
- January 17, 2018

A Minnesota teenager was shot and killed after he dared the man he was in a road rage altercation with to pull the trigger. Rochester police said charges are warranted against a man who is jailed after claiming he was defending himself when he reportedly acted on a dare and fatally shot a teenager at the scene of a fender bender. (more...)
'Damaging' winds and snow and ice warnings for Wales 'Damaging' winds and snow and ice warnings for Wales
- January 17, 2018

Gritters are out and about across the Island's road network tonight (Tuesday) as forecasters warn of wintry showers and the formation of ice overnight into Wednesday morning . A Met Office spokesman said: "Along with the strong winds a spell of heavy rain can also be expected, leading to some surface water flooding in places". (more...)
Watch at 1 pm as Cuomo unveils budget proposal Watch at 1 pm as Cuomo unveils budget proposal
- January 17, 2018

Part of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address last week was an expansion of his shared services plan. "The governor's message continues to be about Washington, it continues to be about policies coming out of Washington", Akshar. "The Governor can't just point fingers at the federal government", says Assemblyman Phil Palmesano. The fund would be set up with funds from insurer conversions. (more...)
Will 2020 contenders put Democrats in a bind on DACA?
- January 17, 2018

Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , late a year ago but gave Congress until March 5 to pass legislation extending the initiative created by President Barack Obama . Congress now has four days including Tuesday to pass a spending bill - with or without the Democrats - to yet again avoid a government shutdown at the last minute. (more...)
Hard freeze, risky wind chills in store for the Brazos Valley Hard freeze, risky wind chills in store for the Brazos Valley
- January 17, 2018

This advisory will effect Central, Eastern Allegany, and Washington Counties. The snow impacts for east Alabama will happen later this afternoon. Expect pipe-bursting temperatures tonight into early Wednesday ranging from the 10s inland to the lower 20s along the coast. (more...)
Woman allegedly drives 300m down Brisbane boardwalk unlicensed before blowing 0.153 Woman allegedly drives 300m down Brisbane boardwalk unlicensed before blowing 0.153
- January 17, 2018

She allegedly returned a positive reading. The woman allegedly began her trip at Atkinsons Dams and had been drinking as she travelled towards Brisbane. She managed to drive 300 metres down the boardwalk before being stopped by security. It was alleged the woman was three times the legal drink-driving limit when she drove about 85 kilometres from her Atkinsons Dam home in the Somerset region, west of Brisbane, before getting onto the boardwalk. (more...)
Can Democrats force a litmus test on DACA? Can Democrats force a litmus test on DACA?
- January 17, 2018

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer has insisted on attaching a Dreamers compromise to the spending bill, saying it's the only viable path to getting it done. Graham said that he and Durbin then made arrangements to meet with Trump at noon. "I think this week would be fairly Herculean". Republicans' slim 51-49 Senate majority means they need at least nine Democratic votes to pass a spending bill. (more...)

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