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Dow Plunges Again, Closes Down More Than 1000 Points Dow Plunges Again, Closes Down More Than 1000 Points
- Февраля 09, 2018

Even after Tuesday's gain, the S&P 500 is still down 6.2 percent from the recent record high it set on January 26. "Now that the volatility event is over, investors will focus on the economic data and the fundamentals", said Sameer Samana, global equity and technical strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St. (more...)
Canada helicopters 'not for attack' Canada helicopters 'not for attack'
- Февраля 09, 2018

Gen. Restituto Padilla, chief of plans at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said the helicopters would be used for internal security operations apart from deployment in search-and-rescue and disaster relief operations. Padilla said that the use of the helicopters should not be blown out of proportion because the government is "not buying an offensive aircraft". "Not at all. (more...)
Olympics: Curling siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton are a mixed blessing Olympics: Curling siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton are a mixed blessing
- Февраля 09, 2018

The Hamilton siblings responded with scores in the sixth and seventh end to cut their deficit to just one. The Swiss relied on their defense in the third end to pick up a point, but the US answered with a point of their own in the fourth after placing their hammer throw on the button with no other stones around. (more...)
South Jersey Eagles Fans Cross Bridge for Eagles Victory Parade South Jersey Eagles Fans Cross Bridge for Eagles Victory Parade
- Февраля 09, 2018

Led by a backup quarterback in Foles and the second-year coach Pederson, the Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33. The city doesn't plan to make any crowd estimates for this parade. Bundled up against freezing winds, some fans from New Jersey walked across the almost 2-mile long Benjamin Franklin Bridge just to get into the city. (more...)
Jeremy Hunt finally says sorry as NHS patients suffer 'worst ever' winter Jeremy Hunt finally says sorry as NHS patients suffer 'worst ever' winter
- Февраля 09, 2018

It is also the only time extremely long "trolley wait" figures have breached 1,000. But the embattled Health Secretary refused to say sorry to overworked doctors and nurses. This figure has only ever been beaten twice, including in January 2017, when the Red Cross dubbed the unprecedented pressures a "humanitarian crisis". (more...)
Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
- Февраля 09, 2018

If confirmed, this will not be the first time Israeli aircraft are conducting aerial attacks inside Syria since in the past, they have known to target Syrian or Iranian-backed positions. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday it is probing "all credible allegations" relating to Syria . The world's chemical watchdog voiced "grave concern" over the new reports. (more...)
Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary a year ago Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary a year ago
- Февраля 09, 2018

Compiling data from 10 U.S. cities including San Francisco and NY, as well as Toronto, Paris and London, recruitment platform Hired found the global average tech salary is $135,000 (£97,000). But once the cost of living was accounted for, NY workers were at the lowest end of the cost-of-living scale. Their $118,000 salary pays for a lifestyle they could afford in San Francisco only if they earned $202,000 there. (more...)
BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE's growth: Modi BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE's growth: Modi
- Февраля 09, 2018

Modi said, " Tripura remained backward for a long time and there has been no development in the state". Prime Minister Modi also said that the Rs 1,300 crore National Bamboo Mission had been launched to utilise the huge bamboo resources in the northeast. (more...)
Would Cavaliers deal LeBron James? Knicks pivot after Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL? Would Cavaliers deal LeBron James? Knicks pivot after Kristaps Porzingis’ torn ACL?
- Февраля 09, 2018

In this situation, since the Clippers would be in full rebuild mode if Jordan leaves, they will likely want either draft picks or some prospects they're high on from the Raptors. "If somebody else doesn't jump into the fray, there is a good chance that the Clippers will just keep Jordan for the rest of the season and ultimately let him expire off their cap". (more...)
Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal Senators Agree On 2-Year Government Spending Deal
- Февраля 09, 2018

He said the budget deal was a "genuine breakthrough" after months of legislative logjams. Last year, Trump said that the country could use a "good shutdown ". As the Senate leaders were announcing their agreement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was holding the floor in the House, declaring she would oppose the measure unless her chamber's GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect the younger immigrants. (more...)
Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 84, women, children among victims Death toll in Syria's Ghouta rises to 84, women, children among victims
- Февраля 09, 2018

Opposition rebels have held control of Eastern Ghouta since 2013. "The general command of the armed forces holds Israel fully responsible for the risky consequences of its repeated, aggressive and uncalculated adventures", it added. The White Helmets said airstrikes Tuesday in the Idlib village of Termala killed three people. As the civil war in Syria approaches its seventh anniversary, civilians across the country continue to face mass atrocities, including the use of chemical weapons. (more...)
Sister of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to attend Olympics, says Seoul Sister of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to attend Olympics, says Seoul
- Февраля 09, 2018

There has been much attention given to this year's Winter Olympics , as the event takes place on the Korean Peninsula amid ever-growing tensions between the United States and North Korea . The White House hopes that sanctions will slow the development of the country's missile program, and strangle the economy to the point where North Korea would put its nuclear weapons on the negotiating table. (more...)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Laughter Jibe at Congress Leader Renuka Chaudhary Prime Minister Narendra Modi Laughter Jibe at Congress Leader Renuka Chaudhary
- Февраля 09, 2018

About 2000 school and college students including teachers and principals will be participating in the programme.Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will advise students on beating exam stress and appearing for exams with a positive attitude. (more...)
Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support Maldives' Embattled President Sends Envoys to China, Saudi for Support
- Февраля 09, 2018

Sources made it clear that the Indian Government has not seen any real action from the Maldives Government on the concerns stated by the worldwide community, including India. Yameen sent his economic development minister, Mohamed Saeed, to China, the foreign minister, Mohamed Asim, to Pakistan and farming and fisheries minister Mohamed Shainee to Saudi Arabia, according to a posting on his website late on Wednesday. (more...)
Japanese executives to meet Theresa May over Brexit fears Japanese executives to meet Theresa May over Brexit fears
- Февраля 09, 2018

Nissan Europe's chairman Paul Willcox will be among the attendees to "discuss our operations and investments in the UK" but said in a statement that it would not disclose details of the talks. They will be joined by some of Japan's biggest banks - Nomura, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - all of which have a significant presence in the City of London . (more...)
Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday Congress hopes to avoid government shutdown Thursday
- Февраля 09, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan urged members of Congress to support the compromise, in order to appropriately fund the military and avoid perpetual continuing resolutions to fund the government. Federal funding for most government programs runs out at midnight. That bill was passed by the house Tuesday. "Frankly, there are lots of amendments on my side, and it's hard to make an argument that if one gets an amendment, that everybody else won't want an amendment, and then we'll be here for a very ... (more...)
Rick Adelman's son hit, killed by van in downtown Houston Rick Adelman's son hit, killed by van in downtown Houston
- Февраля 09, 2018

The driver of the minivan involved was an 80-year-old woman. R.J. was not at a crosswalk, Houston police said. R.J.'s brother David is an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. He also worked in basketball as a scout for the Sonics and Kings before becoming an assistant coach for his dad in Houston . "Our thoughts and prayers are with Rick, Mary Kay, and the entire Adelman family during this very hard time", the tweet read. (more...)
Coast Guard searches for fishing boat in distress off Jersey Shore Coast Guard searches for fishing boat in distress off Jersey Shore
- Февраля 09, 2018

Thursday. "Coast Guard and fisheries officers were on scene and lots of local fishermen, auxiliary Coast Guard, the whole community has been rallying around this because it's like one of their own". The muffled sounds of a cry for help, sending the Coast Guard into action near Buzzards Bay at around 8:30 last night. It was unclear what type of boat the Coast Guard was looking for, its location and how many people were on board. (more...)
Turkish foreign ministry slams French remarks over Afrin Turkish foreign ministry slams French remarks over Afrin
- Февраля 09, 2018

Asked if Russian Federation was responsible for not stopping the attack, Veale said: "The de-confliction effort has served its objective". The Russian Defense Ministry said the US airstrike wounded 25 pro-Syrian volunteers. Last month, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. would maintain a military presence in Syria after the conclusion of the fight against IS there, pledging that the Trump administration would not to repeat former President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he ... (more...)
BC minimum wage hike announced in North Vancouver BC minimum wage hike announced in North Vancouver
- Февраля 09, 2018

The NDP government endorsed recommendations from the Fair Wages Commission (FWC). Horgan says 400,000 people in BC earn below minimum wage and this increase is one step closer towards the governments plan to creating a more affordable future for the people of British Columbia. (more...)
McConnell, Schumer Strike 2-Year Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown McConnell, Schumer Strike 2-Year Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown
- Февраля 09, 2018

Trump emphasized a big boost in military spending as a priority, but the bill also includes additional funding for domestic programs requested by the Democrats . But pro-immigration Democrats pushed Pelosi to demand an open debate on immigration legislation rather than being forced to vote on a Republican-only proposal. (more...)
Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade
- Февраля 09, 2018

Some said they were concerned it was a display of Trump's "authoritarian tendencies" without actually taking the military's needs into consideration. Smith noted the US held military parades to celebrate the end of wars - the last one in D.C. (more...)
Police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation
- Февраля 09, 2018

The Toronto forensic unit has been busy going through more than 12 planters gathered from some of the 30 properties where McArthur did landscaping. "I've got officers who are trying to contact them and we have no issue with them going back into their houses", he said. (more...)
'Cartoonish' police sketch snares suspect in Pennsylvania theft 'Cartoonish' police sketch snares suspect in Pennsylvania theft
- Февраля 09, 2018

A cartoonish sketch of a suspected thief, drawn by a witness of the crime, actually led Pennsylvania police to the man in question. Authorities said the suspect, believed to be Asian or South American, was around 5 feet 4 inches tall, and between 30 to 40 years of age. (more...)
Chuck Schumer Called For Military Parade In 2014
- Февраля 09, 2018

The US is now still mired in the longest war in its history as the Afghanistan war enters its 17th year, and US troops are now engaged in combat operations in several countries. "Don't do it", responded DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. The White House said on Tuesday it had asked the Pentagon to explore a celebration of "America's great service members", after the Republican president marveled at the Bastille Day military parade he attended in Paris a year ago. (more...)
British Isis fighters captured by US-backed Kurds in Syria British Isis fighters captured by US-backed Kurds in Syria
- Февраля 09, 2018

Citing unnamed USA officials, the Times reported the pair of men were captured by the American backed Kurdish militia the Syrian Democratic Forces, operating south of the Euphrates river, close to the Syria-Iraq border. The men - including a fourth Briton called Aine Davis who is now being held in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges - were known to fellow ISIL fighters and their captives as the "Beatles" because of their English accents. (more...)
North Korean cheerleading 'army of beauties' arrives at Olympics North Korean cheerleading 'army of beauties' arrives at Olympics
- Февраля 09, 2018

Pence said his country will continue to put maximum pressure on the North, together with South Korea , calling "permanent and irreversible" denuclearization of North Korea the most important objective of the allies. On the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, the US and South Korea vowed to work in tandem towards denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but delivered messages suggesting very different approaches in dealing with the threat of North Korea and its weapons development ... (more...)
Current White House deputy press secretary called Trump Current White House deputy press secretary called Trump "deplorable" before taking job
- Февраля 08, 2018

According to emails NY obtained, on October 7, 2016, the day the Washington Post published the " Access Hollywood " tape, he emailed an RNC colleague, saying, "I'm kinda enjoying this, some justice". Shah, a deputy press secretary in the White House, declined to comment to the magazine for the story. Andrew Hemming, the coworker Shah discussed the clip with, also left the RNC to work at the Trump White House. (more...)
Two more arrested in Chandan Gupta's murder case Two more arrested in Chandan Gupta's murder case
- Февраля 08, 2018

Abhishek Gupta's family members leave after meeting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , in Lucknow on Tuesday. One more person, allegedly involved in the Chandan Gupta murder case, was arrested on Tuesday and a pistol recovered from him, the police said. (more...)
Brett Rumford sizzles at Perth golf event Brett Rumford sizzles at Perth golf event
- Февраля 08, 2018

Mark Brown was the next-best Kiwi in a tie for 21st after carding a three-under 69 that included seven birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey, while Ryan Fox, fresh off a tie for third on the European Tour in Kuala Lumpur, is in a tie for 33rd after a two-under 70 that featured five birdies and three bogeys. (more...)

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