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Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party
- January 31, 2018

Green co-convener Patrick Harvie - who struck a deal with Mr Mackay past year - said there needed to be "significant amendments to the Budget as it stands". Mr Mackay said his proposals would deliver "investment in our public services, increased support for our economy and fairness for taxpayers". He said: "Our tax proposals will safeguard the lowest earning taxpayers and, overall, when coupled with our spending decisions, will protect and grow the economy". (more...)
Ex-Italy football coach Vicini dies Ex-Italy football coach Vicini dies
- January 31, 2018

He guided them to the last four where their campaign was halted by Diego Maradona's Argentina in a penalty shoot-out. "It was a national team which played with heart, passion and entertained the Italians", said the FIGC. Vicini was later succeeded by Arrigo Sacchi after Italy's failure to qualify for EURO '92. The federation said a moment of silence will be observed to mourn Vicini before Wednesday's Italian Cup semi-final between AC Milan and Lazio, and also before all Serie A matches ... (more...)
Do You Have Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) In Your Portfolio?
- January 31, 2018

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) has risen 97.18% since January 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.99% the S&P500. Inc., a New York-based fund reported 12.11 million shares. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 116,699 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,829,004.62. (more...)
No evidence of 50 suspected Isis fighters landing in Sicily: Italian police No evidence of 50 suspected Isis fighters landing in Sicily: Italian police
- January 31, 2018

Italy has expelled 35 suspected Islamic State jihadists in the a year ago, the country's interior ministry said yesterday, amid claims that 50 had arrived on boats from Tunisia. Some of the suspects were identified by officials when they landed in Italy, the Guardian said, adding that the document shows their first names, surnames and dates of births. (more...)
Russia Hopes Fans Swarm To World Cup (And Locusts Don't) Russia Hopes Fans Swarm To World Cup (And Locusts Don't)
- January 31, 2018

Swarms of locusts could attack football pitches and cause a "global scandal" at this summer's World Cup , according to a Russian government official. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, and Samara. Chekmaryov noted that the Volgograd region, which will host several matches, is at particular risk. (more...)
Trump Reportedly Considers Asking Sessions to Prosecute Special Counsel Mueller Trump Reportedly Considers Asking Sessions to Prosecute Special Counsel Mueller
- January 31, 2018

Mueller's the flawless guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will". "I have got legislation protecting Mr. Mueller", Sen Lindsey Graham told ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday. It's unclear what charges Mueller could possibly face in such a situation. Mueller has made clear he is seeking a sit-down interview with the President, CNN reported last week . (more...)
Retiring US rep says he didn't face charges Retiring US rep says he didn't face charges
- January 31, 2018

He told Philly.com that he was leaving out of concerns over a potential redistricting ordered by the state Supreme Court last week, and to spend more time with his family. Moore then dropped out of the race. Brady told the paper that his announcement was not connected to the federal investigation into his campaign finances that resulted in the indictment of two of his aides. (more...)
Trump issues executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay prison Trump issues executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay prison
- January 31, 2018

Trump dwelled upon on how "in the past", the United States (US) "foolishly released hundreds of unsafe terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield - including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi". Lee Wolosky, who was Obama's special envoy at the State Department for closing Guantanamo, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying that in a practical sense, not much will change with the new order. (more...)
SC senator to donate money from casino mogul accused of sexual misconduct
- January 31, 2018

About 16.49M shares traded or 491.09% up from the average. Other regulatory organizations - both domestic and foreign - are also investigating allegations against Wynn . The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, July 19 to "Hold". Its market capitalization is $29104.29. Its down 0.51, from 1.63 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Former White Sox slugger Oscar Gamble dead at 68 Former White Sox slugger Oscar Gamble dead at 68
- January 31, 2018

The outfielder exceeded 400 at-bats only twice in his career, including 1977, when he hit 31 home runs and batted.297 for the Chicago White Sox. Gamble hit 200 career home runs with 666 RBI. Gone too soon,", who competed against Gamble in the '70s and '80s. Gamble was perhaps best known for reasons beyond his play, including his hairdo, which landed him an advertisement deal with Afro Sheen . (more...)
Leading police chief calls for zero tolerance on speeding Leading police chief calls for zero tolerance on speeding
- January 31, 2018

But Rod King, founder of the 20's Plenty For Us group, which campaigns to set speed limits of 20mph in built-up areas: "Where society sets speed limits, you should abide by them". Those caught just a few miles per hour over the buffer are often offered driver awareness courses as an alternative to points and a fine. The Department for Transport declined to comment. (more...)
Bill To Raise Indiana's Smoking Age Doomed By Procedural Move Bill To Raise Indiana's Smoking Age Doomed By Procedural Move
- January 31, 2018

Increasing the minimum smoking age would cause a forecasted decrease in state revenues from tobacco sales, prompting the recommitment to the House's fiscal committee. Advocates of the bill argued that by cutting down on smoking, Hoosiers could both improve their general health and reduce health care costs. The American Lung Association has suggested IN take steps to reduce the impact of smoking, including raising the smoking age to 21, raising the tax on tobacco products, and outlawing ... (more...)
SIGAR Report Claims US Withholding Critical Information SIGAR Report Claims US Withholding Critical Information
- January 31, 2018

The SIGAR report stated that the "worrisome development" follows an increase of insurgent control or influence in Afghanistan. US military says it made "mistake" by banning release of Afghanistan war data The US military has said it was a mistake to order a Congress-created watchdog not to release data on progress regarding the war in Afghanistan, citing "human error" as the cause. (more...)
French oil giant Total announces major deepwater discovery in Gulf of Mexico French oil giant Total announces major deepwater discovery in Gulf of Mexico
- January 31, 2018

Chevron, operator of the Ballymore prospect with a 60-percent stake, and co-owner Total with 40 percent, are now drilling a sidetrack well to further assess the discovery and begin to define development options, the USA supermajor said. (more...)
Trump overheard saying he is '100 percent' behind releasing surveillance memo Trump overheard saying he is '100 percent' behind releasing surveillance memo
- January 31, 2018

Skeptics are questioning whether Mr. Rosenstein thoroughly vetted the underlying support for both the original and renewal applications before seeking to use the FISA court once again to authorize surveillance of an American citizen for possibly corrupt purposes. (more...)
British minister resigns after being late to House of Lords British minister resigns after being late to House of Lords
- January 31, 2018

His apology came after his colleague Lord Taylor had clearly been caught off guard at having to respond to questions from peers in the absence of Lord Bates at the start of proceedings. "It was a minor discourtesy of which any of us could be guilty of on occasion". "I hope my noble friend, who has given 20 years of strong public service, will resume his place on the frontbench". (more...)
(EFX) Shares Sold by Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc
- January 31, 2018

Equifax (NYSE: EFX ) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500. Therefore 0 are positive. EFX has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Ironwood Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 781 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Authorities gained't retry Menendez on corruption expenses Authorities gained't retry Menendez on corruption expenses
- January 31, 2018

Menendez appeared to leave federal prosecutors with a weak hand. Prosecutors had accused the 64-year-old New Jersey senator of a bribery scheme involving almost $1 million in contributions and gifts from Dr. At the time, the senator criticized the Justice Department. "Certain elements of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and of our state cannot understand or, even worse, accept that the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County can grow up and be a USA senator and be honest". (more...)
Journalist says BBC treating women as 'enemy' over pay gap Journalist says BBC treating women as 'enemy' over pay gap
- January 31, 2018

Her comments will increase the pressure on the BBC over pay equality, which began last summer when the broadcaster's pay list revealed that two-thirds of its best-paid on-air staff were men. North America editor Jon Sopel was in the £200,000 to £249,999 bracket while Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen earned between £150,000 and £199,999. Gracie was not on the list, while other global editors were. (more...)
Labour council leader quits after 'sexism' and 'bullying' by Jeremy Corbyn supporters Labour council leader quits after 'sexism' and 'bullying' by Jeremy Corbyn supporters
- January 31, 2018

The plans, known as the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV ), are now the subject of a High Court judicial review. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has opposed the project, which has been criticised by many on the left of the party. She said she was frustrated that the NEC had been "discourteous" by not telling her they had been debating the issue last week. The labour-run authority had given the green light to £2billion project to convert the old town hall in Crouch End into new housing. (more...)
Rep. Trey Gowdy to retire; will return to law career Rep. Trey Gowdy to retire; will return to law career
- January 31, 2018

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) quit to take a job at Fox News last year. The post said, "There is a time to come and a time to go". Gowdy issued a statement early Wednesday afternoon, saying he no longer enjoys politics and will be returning to his prior life in the justice system. (more...)
CIA Director Reportedly Met With Russian Intel Chief On US Sanctions List CIA Director Reportedly Met With Russian Intel Chief On US Sanctions List
- January 31, 2018

Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Russian service known by its acronym SVR, held talks with US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and other US intelligence officials, the sources said . Antonov did not identify the United States intelligence officials with whom he met. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer demanded that the administration "immediately come clean and answer questions - which United States officials did he meet with?" He has been on a U.S. (more...)
Stock with Surprising Moves in Wall Street: Pacific Biosciences (PACB)
- January 31, 2018

Maverick Capital Ltd owns $28.63 million in Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc ., which represents roughly 7.48% of the company's market cap and approximately 12.9% of the institutional ownership. Liberty Mutual Group Asset invested in 77,134 shares. The New York-based State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc . (more...)
Italy asks CJEU to reconsider EMA move Italy asks CJEU to reconsider EMA move
- January 31, 2018

Earlier today, the CJEU's press service tweeted that Italy and the City of Milan had brought actions before the CJEU and the European General Court for annulment of the decision. "On 1 January 2019 we need a fully operational building in order to move our staff gradually from London to Amsterdam before 30 March 2019, when the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU". (more...)
United States puts Hamas chief Haniya on terror blacklist United States puts Hamas chief Haniya on terror blacklist
- January 31, 2018

Gaza-based Haniyeh is head of Hamas' central council. Hamas says its battle is against Israel, not the West, and it has tried to rebrand itself by tweaking its charter. Two of the listed terror groups are sponsored and directed by Iran, threatening the stability of the Middle East, undermining the peace process, and attacking US allies Egypt and Israel he said. (more...)
United Nations appeal may be 'lifeline' for Palestinian refugees after USA cuts
- January 31, 2018

Krahenbuhl recalled the serious financial crisis the Unrwa is facing after the reduction of contributions by the United States, which affects its ability to offer vital services. In addition to continued movement and access restrictions and shelter demolitions, Palestine refugees in the West Bank experience high levels of food insecurity. (more...)
Southern California gets clear view of super blue blood moon Southern California gets clear view of super blue blood moon
- January 31, 2018

Images of the phenomenon are already beginning to circulate. The last "super blue blood Moon " occurred on December 30, 1982, when it was seen in Europe, Africa, and western Asia. Their occurring at the same time as a lunar eclipse - when the earth lines up with the sun in a way that blocks sunlight from falling on the moon - is even rarer. (more...)
Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements Saudi authorities net $106 billion in corruption settlements
- January 31, 2018

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released on Saturday after almost three months in detention following a "settlement" with authorities, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom's elite winds down. (more...)
Fans book entire theatre, dance to Ghoomar at National Basketball Association Fans book entire theatre, dance to Ghoomar at National Basketball Association
- January 31, 2018

Cheerleaders were seen dancing to the song. The song Ghoomar from the movie also received flak a soon as it got released. The craze surrounding the film has spread to global territories as well. Ironically, the Karni Sena was dead set against the song Ghoomar , as they believed it demeaned the honour of Rani Padmini. The fringe group went furious as Deepika's midriff was exposed during the sequence, which after many threats was covered before the release of the film. (more...)
All 30 National Basketball Association teams to play in Las Vegas summer league All 30 National Basketball Association teams to play in Las Vegas summer league
- January 31, 2018

Kyle Kuzma (0) of the Los Angeles Lakers scores a 3-pointer and the end of the quarter during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2017 Summer League Finals on July 17, 2017 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more...)

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