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WWII bomb discovered in Hong Kong, thousands evacuated before disposal WWII bomb discovered in Hong Kong, thousands evacuated before disposal
- February 01, 2018

It is not uncommon for unexploded WW2 bombs to be found in the territory. The new explosive was found at 11 a.m. local time Wednesday close to the harbor-front Hong Kong Convention Center and Exhibition Centre, near where a 450-kilogram (992-pound) bomb was defused Sunday. (more...)
Budget proposes nil import duty on solar energy equipment Budget proposes nil import duty on solar energy equipment
- February 01, 2018

While the budget seems to be clearly "devoted" to agriculture and infrastructure, let's take a quick look at what the FM had in store for technology sector. Stressing on the positive effect of toilets in the increased dignity of women, education of girls, and a family's overall well-being, Jaitley announced that the government is planning to construct around two crore toilets. (more...)
US Hasn't Proved Iran Action In Yemen — Russia's UN Envoy US Hasn't Proved Iran Action In Yemen — Russia's UN Envoy
- February 01, 2018

On Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley brought Security Council envoys to a U.S. military base in Washington to view missile parts that the U.S. calls evidence of Iran's illicit transfer of prohibited missiles to Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. (more...)
Catalan leaders urge ex-president Puigdemont to end return bid Catalan leaders urge ex-president Puigdemont to end return bid
- February 01, 2018

On Tuesday, the Catalan parliament postponed indefinitely a session in which Mr Puigdemont was to due to be re-elected president of the region. Catalan leaders are calling for ex-president Carles Puigdemont to end his bid to return to power after text messages emerged showing him casting doubt on the region's independence movement from Spain . (more...)
Truck driver accused of damaging Peru's world famous Nazca Lines Truck driver accused of damaging Peru's world famous Nazca Lines
- February 01, 2018

They stretch across an area of about 280 square miles, depicting animals, plants, mythical creatures and geometrical figures, according to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which declared the area a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. (more...)
Korea To Capitol Hill: Defector Ji Seong-ho's Harrowing Story Korea To Capitol Hill: Defector Ji Seong-ho's Harrowing Story
- February 01, 2018

This strategy gets us out of crisis-management mode. Despite talks taking place with the South, Kim's rhetoric with the USA has showed no sign of moderating. "I wouldn't want to take that gamble". "To do this, we want to touch the feelings of the North Korean people. Hard to 'solve, ' but the goal has to be to move them away from tests, threats, and lower the tensions". (more...)
Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD) Receives $26.79 Average Target Price from Analysts
- February 01, 2018

Imperial Capital maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $29 target in Thursday, May 4 report. (NYSE:TBI) on Wednesday, January 13 to "Neutral" rating. Chilton Capital Management Llc decreased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 4.47% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Current price level places the company's stock about -1.38% from the 52-week high and 102.06% away from the 52-week low. (more...)
Reviewing the Insider Trends for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM)
- February 01, 2018

For the trailing twelve months, this company is paying dividend with the payout ratio of 3.48% to its shareholders. The stock increased 0.89% or $12.64 during the last trading session, reaching $1430.32. (NYSE:DY) for 23,925 shares. Simply put, readings in the range of 80% to 100% indicate that the security is oversold while readings in the 0% to 20% range suggest it is overbought. (more...)
U.S. missile defense test failed in Hawaii U.S. missile defense test failed in Hawaii
- February 01, 2018

In February, an SM-3 missile launched from the USS John Paul Jones, a guided-missile destroyer, successfully shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile target dropped from a cargo plane. "We're honored to support the USA military in protecting the homeland", Boeing Defense tweeted in reaction to the award. In his first State of the Union speech to the US Congress, Trump's tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between North and South Korea that led to ... (more...)
EPA, Army Corps, Sign WOTUS Delay EPA, Army Corps, Sign WOTUS Delay
- February 01, 2018

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) pledged Thursday to lead a "multi-state" lawsuit against the Trump administration for delaying a major water pollution rule. Mr Trump directed Mr Pruitt to rescind the rule in an executive order early past year, as part of his promised move to roll back many of his predecessor's environmental regulations. (more...)
Culture secretary Matt Hancock has just launched his own app Culture secretary Matt Hancock has just launched his own app
- February 01, 2018

According to the BBC , first-time users are greeted with a cheery video of Mr Hancock saying: "Hi I'm Matt Hancock and welcome to my app ". Hancock says his app is meant to help constituents in Suffolk keep in touch with what he is doing. (more...)
Minneapolis Mayor Welcomes Eagles Fans In Funny Video Minneapolis Mayor Welcomes Eagles Fans In Funny Video
- February 01, 2018

Mayor Jacob Frey welcomed Eagles' fans to town Tuesday in a promotional video for Sports Illustrated - or did he? Frey pointed out the iconic Mississippi River and invited Super Bowl visitors to embrace the cold of the North. And the video wraps up with, what is portrayed to be an outtake. But despite the work of the 'Crisco Cops, ' as social media began referring to them, some intoxicated Eagles fans still managed to ascend above the masses packing the city streets. (more...)
Aubameyang happy to be reunited with Mkhitaryan at Arsenal Aubameyang happy to be reunited with Mkhitaryan at Arsenal
- February 01, 2018

He has won three FA Cups with the club . It was the third time the club had sanctioned the player for disciplinary reasons in a little over a year. Aubameyang on Wednesday signed a long-term contract with Arsenal . "The club have such a big history, and they had great players like Thierry Henry , so it's an example for us strikers", he said. (more...)
Da investidura remota à desistência por sms — Puigdemont Da investidura remota à desistência por sms — Puigdemont
- February 01, 2018

As mensagens foram gravadas na tela do celular de Comín por um canal de TV espanhol. Puigdemont já comprovou que as mensagens são verdadeiras, através de uma publicação no seu Twitter. A conversa entre Puigdemont e Comín tem por base uma recente entrevista de Joan Tardà, do ERC, ao La Vanguardia e na qual o deputado do ERC admite que pode ser necessário sacrificar Puigdemont, sugerindo que o Juntos pela Catalunha deve propor outro candidato para a liderança da Generalitat. (more...)
European Union gives Palestinians $52 million in aid as Trump withholds European Union gives Palestinians $52 million in aid as Trump withholds
- February 01, 2018

The Trump administration has committed Dollars 60 million this year far short of the 360 million that the United States provided last year and Krahenbuhl said he has no sign that other United States funding might be on the way. Palestinians have been wary about U.S. peace efforts led by President Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner. The officials say a third country with close ties to the US recently presented details of the proposal. (more...)
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed back at work after detention: company Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed back at work after detention: company
- February 01, 2018

The attorney general said the remaining 56 individuals still in custody have not reached a financial settlement "due to other pending criminal cases, or in order to continue the investigation process". Accordingly, he said, the Public Prosecution Office made a decision to release those against whom there was insufficient evidence and those who reached settlements after they "admitted to the corruption allegations against them". (more...)
Russian Federation says interception of U.S. spy plane posed no danger Russian Federation says interception of U.S. spy plane posed no danger
- February 01, 2018

Navy Capt. Bill Ellis, Commander of Task Force 67. "The Russian fighter's maneuvers on January 29 were standard and absolutely legal and safe for the USA surveillance plane EP-3E", the Defense Ministry said. "If the awareness of this is a reason for USA air pilots to feel depression or succumb to phobias, we advise the USA side to exclude the routes of such flights near Russian borders in the future or return to the negotiating table and agree on their rules", the Defense Ministry statement ... (more...)
Illinois State Police to increase enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend Illinois State Police to increase enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend
- February 01, 2018

Drunk driving can be deadly, and even small amounts of alcohol can impair judgement to make driving unsafe. "Everyone wins if the weekend fatal crash score is zero". Drivers are asked to be aware of a higher police presence on Super Bowl weekend. "Residents can expect to see a heavy saturation of troopers during Super Bowl weekend", Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Buratczuk said in a news release. (more...)
Tigers no match for Tennessee Tigers no match for Tennessee
- February 01, 2018

Randy Onwuasor put together a good performance for LSU, putting up 14 points. "I think it wasn't as simple a game as it looked", Williams said. No. Bone was 5-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-4 on 3-pointers. "But it's all about consistency". But, the Volunteers went on a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to take control of the game. (more...)
Emirates World Zipline Record Emirates World Zipline Record
- February 01, 2018

In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 photo, thrill-seekers prepare to leap off the UAE's highest mountain as they try out a new zip line, on the peak of Jebel Jais mountain, 25 kms (15.5 miles) north east of Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. (more...)
Russian athletes win appeals against ban from Winter Olympics Russian athletes win appeals against ban from Winter Olympics
- February 01, 2018

The statement further said that the court has unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the International Olympic Committee in the doping matter did not have the same weight in each individual case. The athletes who appealed denied being part of a state-backed doping program that investigators said was in place during the Sochi Olympics. The city also said that it will renew efforts to curb the overcharging of foreigners by taxi drivers in the metropolitan areas, setting up a ... (more...)
Russian Federation says it thwarted presidential election day attack Russian Federation says it thwarted presidential election day attack
- February 01, 2018

An improvised explosive device, firearms, ammunition and bomb-making components were reportedly seized from the killed suspect after the raid in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, it added. The FSB Directorate for the Nizhny Novgorod Region is pressing criminal charges due to the participation of the global terrorist organization, the Islamic State, and for efforts in attempting to carry out the terror attack. (more...)
Top career USA diplomat to step down in blow to State Dept Top career USA diplomat to step down in blow to State Dept
- February 01, 2018

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein said Shannon's decision was a personal one and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would have welcomed him staying on. ".my service has been defined by our oath of office and the commitment we make to protect and defend our Constitution, our institutions, and our values", Shannon said. (more...)
European Union can not guarantee Britain's rights vs. third states after Brexit European Union can not guarantee Britain's rights vs. third states after Brexit
- February 01, 2018

May said more than £9 billion (US$12.7 billion) in business deals are to be signed during her visit. A government spokesman said: "The UK will remain an open and tolerant country; one that recognises the valuable contribution those with skills and expertise make to society while also ensuring there is control of the overall numbers of migrants that come to the UK". (more...)
Jimmy Fallon's adorable puppies predict New England Patriots will win Super Bowl Jimmy Fallon's adorable puppies predict New England Patriots will win Super Bowl
- February 01, 2018

One is labeled "Patriots", one "Eagles". The puppies are unleashed and whichever bowl attracts the most pups is the victor. The Tonight Show has done this before, with mixed results. It's worth noting that a year ago Fallon's puppies selected the Falcons to win the Super Bowl, and that didn't happen. If the Patriots win, quarterback Tom Brady will have more Super Bowl victories than any other player in National Football League history with six. (more...)
Gerald Stanley murder trial will hear from 3 more Boushie vehicle passengers Gerald Stanley murder trial will hear from 3 more Boushie vehicle passengers
- February 01, 2018

Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. Six Crown witnesses are still expected to give evidence, including both female passengers of the SUV, who Park identified as Kiora Wuttunee and Belinda Jackson. (more...)
Trump campaign finished 2017 with over $22M in the bank Trump campaign finished 2017 with over $22M in the bank
- February 01, 2018

United States President Donald Trump entered 2018 with more than US$32 million (S$42 million) in the coffers of his reelection campaign and two affiliated committees, according to new Federal Election Commission filings made Wednesday evening (Jan 31). (more...)
Colorado State examines climate of basketball program under coach Larry Eustachy Colorado State examines climate of basketball program under coach Larry Eustachy
- February 01, 2018

Eustachy has a contract through 2020-21 and with his job being in the hot seat now, he will make at least one million dollars for the each season left on his contract. "I have my faults and strive every day to be better than I was yesterday". The report revolved around an internal investigation from the 2013-14 season. (more...)
Students Shot At Middle School In Los Angeles; Classmate Arrested Students Shot At Middle School In Los Angeles; Classmate Arrested
- February 01, 2018

Two students were shot inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said. The Los Angeles Times reports the victims are a 15-year-old male who is in critical condition and a 15-year-old female, who was reported in fair condition. (more...)
Donald Trump Brags About Aflac Commercial Starring Melania with Webbed Feet Donald Trump Brags About Aflac Commercial Starring Melania with Webbed Feet
- February 01, 2018

The end-both of this story, and of life as you previously knew it. Melania's first and last Alac appearance dates back to 2005 just after her and Trump were married, the same year the company changed its logo to include the iconic talking duck (well, it's more of a talk-quack, really). (more...)

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