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Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured Korea Olympic skaters begin training in South; 1 injured
- February 02, 2018

The south is hosting the Winter Games . But spokesman Chung Geun-Sik said many of them would be taken home unopened as souvenirs. The North Korean diplomat called on the United Nations chief to pay attention to the USA steps and to exert efforts to stop them. (more...)
Turkey: Tax office blast caused by bomb, attacker killed Turkey: Tax office blast caused by bomb, attacker killed
- February 02, 2018

It came as Turkey's military pushed ahead with a cross-border offensive into an enclave in northern Syria to rout a Syrian Kurdish militia group it says is linked to outlawed Kurdish rebels in Turkey. The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the USA - has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians since taking up arms again. (more...)
18 injured as burning minivan ploughs into pedestrians in Shanghai 18 injured as burning minivan ploughs into pedestrians in Shanghai
- February 02, 2018

Three are believed to be seriously injured, though not critical. The van was reportedly fitted with multiple liquefied gas cylinders. The man said people cracked open the windows of the vehicle trying to rescue passengers who appeared to be unconscious. (more...)
US confident in Olympics security despite NKorea tensions US confident in Olympics security despite NKorea tensions
- February 02, 2018

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have reached their highest point in decades due to rapid advances in North Korea's nuclear and conventional weapons programs. Ji praised Trump's hawkish stance and harsh rhetoric against North Korea. With tears in his eyes, Ji hoisted the wooden crutches that his father made, to the thunderous applause at the State of the Union . (more...)
Wozniacki shocked in St Petersburg quarters Wozniacki shocked in St Petersburg quarters
- February 02, 2018

Potapova was not helped by serving six double faults against a ruthless opponent who showed the sort of form which earned her a first grand slam title in Melbourne. At the Taiwan Open, Eugenie Bouchard fought for a 7-5 7-5 win over Ana Bogdan to reach the quarter-finals, while Timea Babos (4), Magda Linette (7) and Wang Yafan also made the last eight. (more...)
German coalition agreement might be concluded by the end of the week German coalition agreement might be concluded by the end of the week
- February 02, 2018

Sunday was set as a deadline to wrap up their negotiations, though they've set aside two extra days for talks that they're widely expected to use. "We're going to have a number of controversial issues until the very end, " Scheuer told reporters in Berlin shortly after midnight on Friday. (more...)
Donald Trump's relationship with FBI hits new low over secret memo
- February 02, 2018

Mr Schiff made a last-minute attempt to halt the process late on Wednesday, saying he had discovered Mr Nunes had sent a version of the Republican memo to the White House that was "materially altered " and demanding a fresh vote. The Senate Intelligence Committee had asked that the memo also be sent to them for review, but House Republicans rebuffed this request. The memo was written by the Republican staff of the House intel panel. (more...)
Trump's giant $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan looks dead on arrival Trump's giant $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan looks dead on arrival
- February 02, 2018

Trump's speech on Tuesday had fewer viewers than Obama's State of the Union speech in 2010 - and Obama's joint-session speech in 2009 and Trump's joint-session speech past year. The statement noted that Trump's foreign policy is putting the interests and security of the American people first adding that Trump is restoring American leadership in the Middle East, rebuilding relations with Israel and taking strong action to confront aggressors in the region. (more...)
Lowes employees to get benefits boost Lowes employees to get benefits boost
- February 02, 2018

Home improvement retailer Lowe's announced Thursday that it plans to enhance benefits and offer a one-time bonus up to $1,000 for its more than 260,000 hourly employees. The charges and the one-time bonus, that is being paid to store, distribution center and customer and support centers, will hit its fourth quarter earnings per share by about 14 cents, Lowe's said. (more...)
KC-based Hostess to pay bonuses in Twinkies and cash KC-based Hostess to pay bonuses in Twinkies and cash
- February 02, 2018

About 300,384 shares traded. Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. It has outperformed by 53.20% the S&P500. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, November 9. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. (more...)
Day care safety bill passes overwhelmingly in Alabama House Day care safety bill passes overwhelmingly in Alabama House
- February 02, 2018

The bill goes to the Senate for a vote next. The Alabama Department of Human Resources , which monitors day cares, said nearly half of the state's 1,934 day cares did not have licenses as of September 30. "They know somebody is looking". "They know that there's going to be a change in day cares in the state of Alabama". A 5-year-old Mobile boy died last year after being left in a van by a driver for an unlicensed child care center. (more...)
Gary Gray in talks to direct Men in Black spinoff Gary Gray in talks to direct Men in Black spinoff
- February 02, 2018

Now, the studio has taken another step towards making the movie a reality, releasing potential plot ideas and seeking out one of Hollywood's best blockbuster directors. Men in Black has a script by Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway & Art Marcum and the studio greenlit the picture on their draft. Producers include Walter F. (more...)
Kerala State Budget: Tax hike on liquor by 200%, beef 100% Kerala State Budget: Tax hike on liquor by 200%, beef 100%
- February 02, 2018

A Special package of Rs 20 billion for coastal area. Healthcare scheme through Kerala lottery. Rehabilitation packages for areas like Chellanam and Vypeen in Ernakulam district has also been announced. The department is taking steps to realize the tax from these vehicles. "Instead of purchasing new vehicles, they can be hired on rent which would save costs by at least one-third", he said. (more...)
PG&E (PCG) Research Coverage Started at UBS Group
- February 02, 2018

Eagle Asset Mngmt has invested 0.26% in PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG). The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, October 30. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. 411.71 million shares or 0.10% more from 411.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Virtus Inv Advisers holds 0.07% or 10,081 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
United Nations official says Rohingya disaster has 'hallmarks of genocide' United Nations official says Rohingya disaster has 'hallmarks of genocide'
- February 02, 2018

An AP investigation report published on Thursday said that at least five mass graves were found in Gu Dar Pyin village in Myanmar. Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch , said in a statement that the AP report "raises the stakes for the global community to demand accountability from Myanmar". (more...)
CBI files charge sheet against Hooda in Manesar land case CBI files charge sheet against Hooda in Manesar land case
- February 02, 2018

Meanwhile, reports further say that construction projects by real estate companies including DLF, Unitech, Omaxe, Ansal among others have been undertaken on the land which was acquired for public purposes. Hooda in various capacities. In September past year, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has registered a case of money laundering against Murari Lal Tayal, who was principal secretary in the Hooda government, and three of Tayal's family members. (more...)
12-year-old girl booked after accidental LA school shooting 12-year-old girl booked after accidental LA school shooting
- February 02, 2018

The most seriously injured victim, a 15-year-old boy shot in the head, was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and remained in intensive care during the afternoon but was doing well. When she saw the news on TV, she left work to pick up her daughter. The shooting took place in an elective class at the Sal Castro Middle School on Thursday morning with students from different grades in attendance. (more...)
Iran: Authorities arrest 29 women accused of throwing off headscarfs Iran: Authorities arrest 29 women accused of throwing off headscarfs
- February 02, 2018

It was not immediately clear if all the arrests were in the capital, Tehran. Iranian Islamic law, implemented after the 1979 revolution, requires women to cover their hair with a scarf and wear long, loose-fitting clothing. The London-based rights group also reiterated its calls on the authorities to "end the persecution of women who speak out against compulsory veiling, and abolish this discriminatory and humiliating practice". (more...)
Budget 2018 : INR 5 Lakh healthcare cover for 10 Crore poor families Budget 2018 : INR 5 Lakh healthcare cover for 10 Crore poor families
- February 02, 2018

Meanwhile, with several space programmes on its way, the Union budget has enhanced allocated money from Rs. 4,938 crore to Rs. 5,496 crore. "The government is steadily but surely progressing towards a goal of universal health coverage ". (more...)
IPS Pledges To Construct Ram Mandir In Ayodhaya IPS Pledges To Construct Ram Mandir In Ayodhaya
- February 02, 2018

Among them is Surya Kumar Shukla, a senior IPS or Indian Police Service Officer of the 1982 batch of the UP cadre at present posted as the state's director general of Home Guards. "Mr Shukla is a public servant, and he is not supposed to take such a pledge at a public function", said Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary. (more...)
More Than 2-Dozen Vehicles Involved In Pileup On I-94 More Than 2-Dozen Vehicles Involved In Pileup On I-94
- February 02, 2018

The closure at 64th Street exit 46 on westbound I-94 was reported February 2 about 9:46 a.m. At least one person was reportedly pinned in a vehicle during the crash. Reducing speed and increasing following distance between vehicles allows drivers time to react to hazards which can prevent these multi-vehicle crashes. (more...)
Avalanche strikes Army post in J&K's Kupwara, 3 soldiers killed, 1 injured Avalanche strikes Army post in J&K's Kupwara, 3 soldiers killed, 1 injured
- February 02, 2018

However, three soldiers succumbed at 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar . Sepoy Bipin, who was injured, is reported to be in a stable condition. "In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector, the Army lost three valiant soldiers", an army official said, adding that the bodies have been recovered. (more...)
Russian Federation reveals plan to offer spacewalks for tourists in 2019 Russian Federation reveals plan to offer spacewalks for tourists in 2019
- February 02, 2018

He added that American aircraft manufacturer Boeing was interested in becoming a partner in the project. Yes, a Russian Space Company named Energia has chose to start space tourism to sent tourists to space. The "luxury orbital suite" will feature four private cabins, measuring two cubic metres each, with personal portholes so tourists can look down on Earth. (more...)
European Union eyes blockchain technology European Union eyes blockchain technology
- February 02, 2018

This is not the first time that the European Commission pays attention to blockchain technology. To view the full article, register now. The Observatory and Forum shall map relevant initiatives, share experiences and best practices on blockchain and the challenges related to it, and encourage more open-dialogue at an European Union level. (more...)
Vikings' next offensive coordinator will play a role on QB decision Vikings' next offensive coordinator will play a role on QB decision
- February 02, 2018

During an appearance Thursday on NFL Network , Thielen threw his hat into the ring for the inevitable Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, saying that while he has full confidence in Bradford, Keenum, and Teddy Bridgewater , he implies that Kirk Cousins would be an awesome addition to Minnesota. (more...)
Schmidt declines to comment on Irish players attending Jackson/Olding trial Schmidt declines to comment on Irish players attending Jackson/Olding trial
- February 02, 2018

The woman was asked if on the night of the alleged attack she was aware that Ulster Rugby players were in the VIP area of Ollie's nightclub in Belfast before she went into it. "I spoke to the police", she replied. "The fact that someone had walked in was secondary", she said. The alleged attack took place in the early hours of Tuesday 28 June 2016. (more...)
How soon is spring? Groundhogs set to make their annual predictions How soon is spring? Groundhogs set to make their annual predictions
- February 02, 2018

But Shubenacadie Sam is predicting an early spring. By the time Willie made his prediction at 8:07 a.m., the had grown considerably, despite the temperatures that hovered around the -16 C mark with the wind chill making it feel much colder. (more...)
CAPROCK Group Inc. Decreases Holdings in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)
- February 02, 2018

About 472,932 shares traded or 50.89% up from the average. The stock of Compass Minerals International, Inc. It has underperformed by 30.01% the S&P500. Therefore 20% are positive. Compass Minerals had 22 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 7 by Vetr. (more...)
Caroline Mulroney running for Ontario PC leadership Caroline Mulroney running for Ontario PC leadership
- February 02, 2018

Mulroney received some endorsement on social media after her sister-in-law Jessica Mulroney posed the question of if she should run to her Instagram following . Each candidate's campaign spending can not exceed $750,000. The executive of the party posted leadership election rules on its website Thursday morning, officially launching the 38-day contest. (more...)
US Congress members angers China over Nobel Peace prize Nomination US Congress members angers China over Nobel Peace prize Nomination
- February 02, 2018

The Nobel Peace Prize was endowed by Swedish industrialist and inventor, Alfred Nobel and was first handed out in 1901. Jailed Hong Kong student democracy leader Joshua Wong and two fellow activists were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize this week by a bipartisan group of USA lawmakers, who hailed their courage, leadership and commitment to protecting freedoms in the former British colony. (more...)

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