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Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters; Memphis not among top 20 Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters; Memphis not among top 20
- January 19, 2018

But the list isn't exactly short. Indianapolis made the cut in Amazon's 20 perspective locations for its perspective HQ2 that could bring billions of investment dollars to the metro area. "They are clearly playing politics", Davis said. Moody's listed Atlanta second behind Austin , Texas. "So some of that information isn't something we'll be pushing forward". (more...)
Koreas may field joint women's ice hockey team at Olympics Koreas may field joint women's ice hockey team at Olympics
- January 19, 2018

These would include the number and names of athletes from the North Korean Olympic Committee as well as questions of protocol, including flags, ceremonies and uniform. The North Korean demands were revealed as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday in Vancouver with foreign ministers from 20 nations that sided with the US during the Korean War, which ended in 1953, to discuss how to pressure North Korea to quit its nuclear weapons and missile programs. (more...)
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months
- January 19, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired 11 parliamentarians who are loyal to ex-President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mnangagwa, a protege of Mr Mugabe, came to power after his 93-year-old predecessor resigned when the military chiefs confined him to his mansion in Harare. (more...)
Renowned writer Munnu Bhai passes away in Lahore Renowned writer Munnu Bhai passes away in Lahore
- January 19, 2018

His Namaz-e-Janaza was offered at Riwaz Garden ground after Asr prayers. Asif Ali Zardari also extended his sympathies with the family and friends of Munnu Bhai . He also stated that Munnu Bhai had secured himself a great name in Urdu literature and his literary and journalistic services are without a doubt tremendous and incomparable and will always be remembered in the times to come. (more...)
Palace clears Go in frigate issue Palace clears Go in frigate issue
- January 19, 2018

Gary Alejano (Magdalo). The resolution, which was filed Tuesday, directs the Committee on National Defense and Security and the Congressional Oversight Committee on the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act to conduct the probe into the procurement of two Navy frigates. (more...)
Four judges, CJI meet again: Attempt to break 'master of roaster' convention Four judges, CJI meet again: Attempt to break 'master of roaster' convention
- January 19, 2018

The meeting lasted for less than half an hour. Justices A K Sikri, N V Ramana, U U Lalit and D Y Chandrachud were reported to be among them. The discussion centred on the changes they wanted to the roster for allocation and some possible porposals. (more...)
Trump Must Apologise To Africa - ADF Trump Must Apologise To Africa - ADF
- January 19, 2018

Of the 1.4 million immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa who are 25 and older, according to the Los Angeles Times, citing research from the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute, 41 percent have a bachelor's degree, compared with 30 percent of all immigrants and 32 percent of the USA -born population - and 38 percent of the 19,000 US immigrants from Norway. (more...)
US House acts to avoid shutdown as deadline nears US House acts to avoid shutdown as deadline nears
- January 19, 2018

Hovering over the government funding fight are November's congressional elections, in which one-third of the 100-member Senate and all 435 House seats are up for grabs as Republicans battle to keep control of both chambers. Cotton's role in a January 11 Oval Office meeting over a potential Senate bipartisan immigration compromise - in which the president was accused of using vulgar language about Haiti and some African nations - has become a flashpoint for Democrats. (more...)
Schumer: Cotton's Comments on Durbin's Honesty 'Disgraceful' Schumer: Cotton's Comments on Durbin's Honesty 'Disgraceful'
- January 19, 2018

The president says there shouldn't be a shutdown but if there is the military gets hurt very badly. He said Democratic Sen. And after courts previous year used the president's negative comments about Muslims to reject his attempts to implement travel restrictions, a federal judge who temporarily reinstated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program said Friday it was "plausible" that Trump acted for racial reasons when he ended the Obama-era initiative. (more...)
Brokerages Expect Norfolk Southern Corp
- January 19, 2018

Following the sale, the vice president now owns 6,370 shares of the company's stock, valued at $858,102.70. First Manhattan Co. now owns 12,984 shares of the railroad operator's stock valued at $1,260,000 after buying an additional 1,848 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows
- January 19, 2018

StarTek, Inc. (SRT) has risen 150.65% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.03% the S&P500. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 17 by Barchart.com. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500. Analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. will post $2.87 EPS for the current year. The firm has a market cap of $9,488.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.47. (more...)
US House GOP Have Classified FISA Abuse Memo US House GOP Have Classified FISA Abuse Memo
- January 19, 2018

They say its contents undermine the foundations of democracy and will result in the removal of the officials and people going to jail. Republican congresweasels hit the airwaves in high dudgeon Thursday night, using the words "explosive", "shocking", "troubling", and "alarming" to describe the details of abuse of power described in the document. (more...)
Trump says 'DACA is probably dead' and he's pointing fingers Trump says 'DACA is probably dead' and he's pointing fingers
- January 19, 2018

The president reportedly referred to African countries with a vulgarity during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration . Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have learned a hard lesson about deal-making with President Trump: take any handshake with a large dose of skepticism. (more...)
Fall Out Boy to play Wrigley Field Fall Out Boy to play Wrigley Field
- January 19, 2018

Fall Out Boy wrapped a USA tour late a year ago, and has upcoming concert dates scheduled for Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. Machine Gun Kelly and Rise Against will also make appearances on the tour. (more...)
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis is out, Mayor Catherine Pugh announces Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis is out, Mayor Catherine Pugh announces
- January 19, 2018

DeSousa, 53, a veteran in the command staff of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), will allegedly replace Davis. The mayor of Baltimore abruptly announced on Friday that she had relieved the city's police commissioner of duty after a year of unprecedented violence in the city. (more...)
Large natural disaster in Mexican waters Large natural disaster in Mexican waters
- January 19, 2018

Tsunami not expected, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center. The quake was initially reported as a 6.2, before being elevated to a 6.5 and then lowered again to a 6.3. There were reports of light shaking felt there on the Baja Peninsula. Coasts along the gulf back onto deserts and are dotted with small towns and fishing villages. (more...)
How congestion pricing could impact the entire state How congestion pricing could impact the entire state
- January 19, 2018

The proposal says the plan could be rolled out in waves, with fees on taxis and for-hire vehicles being implemented by next year with trucks and cars to follow in 2020. "If you live in Manhattan, you can take subways, buses or taxis". "I can't comment on that issue because I have not been shown the full plan", he said. (more...)
West Somerset one of the worst places for finding an ATM West Somerset one of the worst places for finding an ATM
- January 19, 2018

Consumer group Which? said at least 200 isolated areas already suffering from a lack of cash machines will be hit hard if more are shut down. Another 116 districts have just one machine - and in 37 of these, the provider charges a fee. The former is England's fourth most deprived local authority and the latter is the country's most deprived area. In response, a spokesman for Link told The Sun Online that the proposed cut to the fees will be introduced over four years and it would stop the ... (more...)
MULVANEY: Obama Admin Intentionally Made 2013 Shutdown Worse MULVANEY: Obama Admin Intentionally Made 2013 Shutdown Worse
- January 19, 2018

Trump says on Twitter Friday: "Government Funding Bill past (sic) last night in the House of Representatives". If Congress does not pass a funding bill by midnight, the federal government will enter a partial shutdown . In the breifing, both Mulvaney and Short tried to preemptively put the blame for a possible shutdown on Democrats. The measure would be the fourth stopgap spending bill since the current budget year started in October. (more...)
Close to the Brink on a Government Shutdown Close to the Brink on a Government Shutdown
- January 19, 2018

Not wanting to risk bipartisanship in a fraught situation like the present, Ryan crafted a short-term stopgap spending bill created to pass with only Republican votes in the House, because (a) it did not include any DACA deal, which was very hard to design in any event, and (b) it had some sweeteners for conservatives, including delays in two Obamacare taxes. (more...)
Omarosa May Have Secretly Taped Conversations Inside The White House Omarosa May Have Secretly Taped Conversations Inside The White House
- January 19, 2018

An unnamed source told the paper believes that Omarosa might have compiled files on other staffers. Former Trump staffer Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanPence's chief lawyer, domestic policy director leaving White House: report Kelly: Trump doesn't ask "how other presidents did this" White House overhauls staff ahead of midterm year MORE might have secretly recorded private conversations in the White House as she feared special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan ... (more...)
PM Modi hails women contingent of INS Tarini PM Modi hails women contingent of INS Tarini
- January 19, 2018

And now the six-member crew of the tiny sailboat Indian Naval Sailing Vessel ( INSV) Tarini has successfully crossed the notoriously rough Drake Passage, as they rounded Cape Horn off the Southern tip of South America, sometimes called the Mount Everest of sailing. (more...)
Trump's Mistake on DACA Trump's Mistake on DACA
- January 19, 2018

During last week's televised bipartisan meeting on immigration , President Trump announced his support for a permanent solution on DACA and said to the group "I'm not saying I want this or I want that". As the most visible members of the undocumented community, Dreamer activists have argued for years that their protections shouldn't come at the expense of others. (more...)
Trump set to leave Washington ahead of shutdown deadline
- January 19, 2018

Democrats are already seizing on the optics, accusing the president of abdicating his responsibilities as Congress scrambles to meet a midnight deadline to pass a stopgap funding measure. "I am a nay vote tonight". But Republican leaders did not immediately embrace the idea, and it was unclear how it would work for the House, which is scheduled to be out of session next week. (more...)
Chinese cargo ships aided North Korea in violating United Nations sanctions Chinese cargo ships aided North Korea in violating United Nations sanctions
- January 19, 2018

The Chinese government has denied any knowledge about an alleged transport of North Korean coal by Chinese ships to help the regime sidestep United Nations sanctions. Officials believe the ships flew under the radar by turning off their tracking systems when entering North Korean waters, and re-activating them when approaching ports in Vietnam and Russian Federation. (more...)
USA government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom' USA government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'
- January 19, 2018

Politico reported on Wednesday that the protections would extend to care for transgender patients seeking to transition. And what it will do is essentially allow health care workers to refuse to participate in procedures, to perhaps not treat people who are transgender if they think that goes against their moral or religious rights or participate in abortions that are needed and allow them to refuse based on their conscience. (more...)
China asks India not to comment on its construction activities in Doklam China asks India not to comment on its construction activities in Doklam
- January 19, 2018

In New Delhi , the Ministry of External Affairs yesterday said the face-off situation that had arisen in the Dokalam region past year was "resolved following diplomatic discussions between India and China, based on which both sides arrived at an understanding for the disengagement of their border personnel at the face-off site". (more...)
North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics
- January 19, 2018

On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee will host a meeting in Lausanne to finesse the details of a peace-making breakthrough following months of rising tensions fueled by North Korea's missile-testing program. Many critics are skeptical of Kim's abrupt overture, believing he may be trying to use the Olympics to weaken US -led global pressure and sanctions toughened after North Korea's sixth and biggest nuclear test and a series of missile launches past year. (more...)
Chandrababu Naidu launches 1st drone by Andhra Pradesh innovation society Chandrababu Naidu launches 1st drone by Andhra Pradesh innovation society
- January 19, 2018

Naidu reminded that Andhra Pradesh had to suffer heavily due to unscientific bifurcation by the then UPA government and therefore, it ended up being the poor among all the southern states. "With an average per capita income higher than the national average, special status demand is.well, you should think about it", he also said. He said he is seeking the Centre's handholding till a level-playing field was established. (more...)
Pradeep Can't Drive Vehicle For 3 Years! Pradeep Can't Drive Vehicle For 3 Years!
- January 19, 2018

He might challenge it in a higher court, sources close to him said. The court also imposed Rs 2,100 fine on the anchor, who was caught driving under influence of alcohol during the New Year. The breath analyzer resulted in 178 points which are nearly five times the normal level. Initially, he was in denial but he later appeared counselling session conducted by Hyderabad Traffic police and agreed he did a big mistake. (more...)

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