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European Union Court bans putting asylum seekers through sexual orientation test European Union Court bans putting asylum seekers through sexual orientation test
- January 26, 2018

The highly controversial practice has been used in the past on asylum seekers who claim to have fled persecution due to their sexuality. It focused mostly on aspects of consent and the the value given to questionable psychological tests. The ruling identifies the tests given to F as the "Draw-a-Person-in-the-Rain" test, the Rorschach test and the Szondi test. What sort of tests were at issue here? It also said any indication of sexual orientation provided by such tests could only be ... (more...)
Target launching same-day delivery in Florida Target launching same-day delivery in Florida
- January 26, 2018

There is a $7 delivery fee for orders under $35. That acquisition, Target said at the time, would allow for same-day delivery services to approximately half of its stores by early this year and in all major markets before the 2018 holiday season. (more...)
Macedonia: Zaev announces renaming of Skopje airport, country's main motorway Macedonia: Zaev announces renaming of Skopje airport, country's main motorway
- January 26, 2018

The decision to back next week's rally at Parliament in Syntagma Square, said the association, is in accordance with the position of the Perpetual Holy Synod of the Greece, which objects - like the rally organizers - to the use of the word "Macedonia" in any proposal put forward to settle the name dispute. (more...)
Two men engage in brazen shootout on busy Pensacola, Florida, street Two men engage in brazen shootout on busy Pensacola, Florida, street
- January 26, 2018

Two guns could be seen from the Lexus window and between six and seven shots were fired before the auto sped off. Deputies have recovered the gold Toyota seen in the video and arrested 30-year-old Jeremy Olds, who they say is the man that jumped out and fired back at the Lexus. (more...)
Davos 2018: People like Trump are 'disappointing', says Malala Yousafzai Davos 2018: People like Trump are 'disappointing', says Malala Yousafzai
- January 26, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that Canada will double its commitment to the Global Partnership for Education fund. He said the money will provide support for girls' education and help strengthen education in developing countries. (more...)
Canadians Spent $5.7 Billion On Marijuana In 2017: Statistics Canada Report Canadians Spent $5.7 Billion On Marijuana In 2017: Statistics Canada Report
- January 26, 2018

The federal agency is releasing fresh cannabis-related figures as it tries to assess the magnitude of the black market in preparation for Ottawa's expected plan to legalize recreational weed later this year. The consumption of domestically produced cannabis was $5.4 billion in 2017, Statistics Canada said. Most of the cannabis production is for non-medical purposes: $4.6 billion in illegal production for non-medical purposes, StatsCan said, versus under $400 million for medical cannabis. (more...)
Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Saskatoon Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Saskatoon
- January 26, 2018

CTV Edmonton meteorologist Josh Classen said in Edmonton, the heavier snow is expected to start late Thursday afternoon, with most of it accumulating between 5 p.m. The snowfall was expected to continue east, with the warning potentially being extended towards the Manitoba border on Friday. The forecast for Grande Prairie is calling for five to 10 centimetres Thursday and two to four centimetres overnight. (more...)
Gun and knife offences fuel 14% rise in crime Gun and knife offences fuel 14% rise in crime
- January 26, 2018

Forces in England and Wales logged a total of 5.3million crimes in the year to last September - the highest figure since 1990. "The Tories are failing in a basic duty to protect the public". Nick Hurd, the policing minister, said the ONS was "clear that overall traditional crime is continuing to fall, and is now down by nearly 40 per cent since 2010". (more...)
Hold and secure lifted for Comox Valley elementary schools Hold and secure lifted for Comox Valley elementary schools
- January 26, 2018

The investigation is still ongoing. A release from police says, "anytime the RCMP receives information like this, it is taken very seriously and will be investigated until deemed not credible". "It's normal operations inside the school", said Mary Lee, a spokesperson for School District 71. At 9:30 a.m., the school district announced elementary schools were on hold and secure as a precautionary measure, but remain open. (more...)
Finsbury Park trial: Osborne wanted to 'kill all Muslims' Finsbury Park trial: Osborne wanted to 'kill all Muslims'
- January 26, 2018

Shouting and screaming can be heard in the background, with people calling their loved ones' names, before Mr Mohamud comes back on to the phone to say: "Someone just came in a big white van and ran over a lot of people...people are dead, he just ran over everyone". (more...)
Lil Wayne - 'Bloody Mary' (Feat. Juelz Santana) Lil Wayne - 'Bloody Mary' (Feat. Juelz Santana)
- January 26, 2018

He said that all the new rapper's emerging right now have adopted Wayne's flow in some sort of capacity. In a sit-down with Beats 1's Ebro Darden , Joey Crack took a light shot at Lil Uzi Vert in saying he and other young rappers are Lil Wayne carbon copies but he didn't throw him all the way under the bus. (more...)
United Nations agency for Palestinians seeks funds after U.S. cuts United Nations agency for Palestinians seeks funds after U.S. cuts
- January 26, 2018

UNRWA, the second biggest employer of the Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Authorities, stated that it had already began to feel the impact with dozens of teachers in East Jerusalem and workers in refugees camps losing their jobs, according to Haaretz . (more...)
SSGA Gender Diversity ETF SPDR (SHE) Ends Recent Session Above PSAR
- January 26, 2018

When combined with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI), it can help decipher the trend direction as well. When the price is trending to the upside, the dots are below the price action and when the price is trending to the downside, the dots are above the price action. (more...)
United States announces $18.4 m humanitarian aid for Rohingyas United States announces $18.4 m humanitarian aid for Rohingyas
- January 26, 2018

There was no sign, however, of any of the almost 700,000 Rohingya chased away by Myanmar security forces. Most refugees live in squalid camps in Cox's Bazar district but an estimated 6,500 are stranded in a so-called no man's land between Bangladesh and Myanmar . (more...)
Alabama may be affected by meatball recall Alabama may be affected by meatball recall
- January 26, 2018

The recalled products have "EST. 5336" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Approximately 3,400 pounds of frozen meatballs shipped to Louisiana and eight other states, including Mississippi, Alabama and Texas, are being recalled over listeria concerns. (more...)
Number of flu-related deaths in SC rises to 46 Number of flu-related deaths in SC rises to 46
- January 26, 2018

Tracy Foo, DHEC Immunization Medical Consultant. Richland County follows at 2,103 and Charleston at 1,043. At this point previous year, only 455 flu patients had been hospitalized statewide. The deadly consequences of this year's flu season continue to grow through out the state. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness spread mainly through tiny droplets when people talk, cough, or sneeze, according to the Centers for Disease Control . (more...)
Trump lashes out over Federal Bureau of Investigation agents' missing messages Trump lashes out over Federal Bureau of Investigation agents' missing messages
- January 26, 2018

The following day, Senator Ron Johnson went further, suggesting that the alleged reference to a " secret society " in the Page-Strzok texts represented not just bias, but rather "corruption of the highest levels" within the bureau. "I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way he gets elected - but I'm afraid we can't take that risk", he told Page. (more...)
Meryl Streep joins 'Big Little Lies' cast Meryl Streep joins 'Big Little Lies' cast
- January 26, 2018

No other cast members are locked in at this time - though it seems a safe bet Zoë Kravitz will be back, seeing as the second season is expected to introduce Bonnie's parents. Meryl sweeps them all. "Monterey better watch out", Witherspoon added. It also walked off with eight Emmy awards including Outstanding Limited Series, as well as individual gongs for its Oscar-winning stars Kidman and Witherspoon. (more...)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket guidelines state congressional map unconstitutional Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket guidelines state congressional map unconstitutional
- January 26, 2018

The two presiding officers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly have filed an emergency application with nation's top court Thursday for relief from an 11th-hour state court order to redraw the state's 18 congressional districts . The state would issue press releases, advertise and use social media to inform the public about the changes, it said. Southern Nash County saw its Congressional district and both the North Carolina House and Senate districts change during the previous year ... (more...)
Morgan Stanley Cuts Apple (AAPL) Price Target to $200.00
- January 26, 2018

The stock decreased 0.80% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $172.82. About 33.85 million shares traded or 20.28% up from the average. Apple Inc . Blue Sky Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Apple during the second quarter worth approximately $108,000. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) to report earnings on January, 30. (more...)
NY museum offers solid gold, used toilet to Trumps NY museum offers solid gold, used toilet to Trumps
- January 26, 2018

Donald and Melania Trump had a simple request: to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a NY museum for their White House private quarters. But now that the exhibit has closed, the museum's curator Nancy Spector told officials they can use it, "should the President and First Lady have any interest in installing it in the White House", she wrote in an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post . (more...)
Best protest signs from the 2018 Women's March Best protest signs from the 2018 Women's March
- January 25, 2018

The family participated in the Women's March past year in Washington, D.C., where a sea of women wearing pink "pussy hats" gathered to protest a day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Bennett defeated Republican incumbent John Carman, who had mocked the 2017 women's march in Washington with a Facebook post asking whether the women would be home in time to cook dinner. (more...)
Michigan State, US Olympic Committee Face Fallout of Larry Nassar Sentencing Michigan State, US Olympic Committee Face Fallout of Larry Nassar Sentencing
- January 25, 2018

Minutes ahead of the sentencing, Nassar apologized in court to his victims, who included Olympic gold-medal winning gymnasts Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney but also scores of female athletes at Michigan State University, where he worked. (more...)
Clear Perspective Advisors LLC Has $444000 Position in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE)
- January 25, 2018

Duncker Streett & Company Inc who had been investing in Nike Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $110.94B market cap company. (NYSE:CRI). Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 467,421 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $23.60 million activity. (more...)
'Positive Vibes' Surrounding Gronkowski's Status For Super Bowl 'Positive Vibes' Surrounding Gronkowski's Status For Super Bowl
- January 25, 2018

As of Wednesday, the effort had raised $11,909, some of that coming from fans rooting for the Eagles . They're not checking their stats after games. After seeing viewership erosion all year, the National Football League will be anxious to see if that extends to the secular holiday of Super Bowl Sunday on February 4. (more...)
Rights lawyer latest to withdraw from Egypt's presidential race Rights lawyer latest to withdraw from Egypt's presidential race
- January 25, 2018

Earlier Wednesday, Sisi officially launched his bid for a second term in office. But the past weeks have seen a string of would-be contenders who could have garnered a notable protest vote drop away. The prosecution followed a criminal complaint by a prominent supporter of el-Sissi. Asked about Annan, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the world body was concerned about his arrest. (more...)
Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos
- January 25, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May , joins Sutton and Cheam Member of Parliament (MP), Paul Scully, as he campaigns for the forthcoming London local elections, in south west London, Britain January 13, 2018. On Thursday morning, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin spoke of a " very special economic relationship " with the United Kingdom at a press conference - a relationship which they expect to continue. (more...)
Korea's economy grows 3.1 pct in 2017: BOK Korea's economy grows 3.1 pct in 2017: BOK
- January 25, 2018

An 10-day Chuseok autumn holiday in October hit fourth-quarter industrial output, just as a slump in auto exports erased the gains from booming overseas sales of computer memory chips. While the first three quarters of the year recorded moderate growth, the country's economy contracted zero-point-two percent in the October-to-December period, marking the lowest quarterly growth since the fourth quarter of 2008. (more...)
White House Aide Defends Anti-Immigrant Trump Campaign Ad
- January 25, 2018

The ad featured Luis Bracamontes , an illegal immigrant on trial for killing two police officers who told a judge he only wished he "had killed more of the mother******s". Trump and his allies have demanded Congress fund his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border and reform several other immigration programs in exchange for permanently protecting the Dreamers. (more...)
Aly Raisman Thanks Judge, Prosecutors and More in Larry Nassar Case Aly Raisman Thanks Judge, Prosecutors and More in Larry Nassar Case
- January 25, 2018

We will create a culture that empowers and supports them. "The answer to that question lies in the failure of not one, but three major institutions, to stop him: Michigan State University, the United States Gymnastics Association and the United States Olympic Committee". (more...)

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