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Australia and East Timor end dispute over gas and oil Australia and East Timor end dispute over gas and oil
- March 07, 2018

Woodside is operator of the Sunrise joint venture, co-owned by Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and Osaka Gas, which had shelved plans for developing the Greater Sunrise gas fields between East Timor and Australia due to the two nations' border dispute. (more...)
Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump's Economic Adviser Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump's Economic Adviser
- March 07, 2018

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is summoning executives from USA companies that depend on aluminium and steel to meet President Donald Trump this week in a last-ditch effort to halt steep tariffs announced last week, according to two people familiar with the matter. (more...)
The Significance of Primary Elections in 2018
- March 07, 2018

The Texas Secretary of State reports that the number of Democrats is 50 percent higher than that of Republicans . "Maybe a couple seats in the U.S. If a Bush in Texas endorsed by Trump were to lose, that would certainly be news. All three challengers have targeted Bush's oversight of the Alamo , particularly his work on restoration of the site of the historic 1836 battle. (more...)
Trump says will pick new chief economic adviser soon Trump says will pick new chief economic adviser soon
- March 07, 2018

By everybody. And we can not let that happen any longer", Mr Trump said during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. However, Mr Trump reiterated yesterday that he would be imposing them. Mr Trump himself said, somewhat cryptically, the measures would be imposed "in a long, loving way". "And then I make a decision". "The chances of us having a trade war have now increased dramatically". (more...)
Fan burns hat to protest Auburn's All-SEC basketball snubs Fan burns hat to protest Auburn's All-SEC basketball snubs
- March 07, 2018

The difference is that SC wasn't part of the SEC until 1991-92 while Texas A&M and Missouri just joined the league in 2012-13. He was asked whether he felt the Bulldogs needed to play well at the SEC Tournament to solidify his job status. (more...)
Florida bill for year-round daylight saving up for final reading Florida bill for year-round daylight saving up for final reading
- March 07, 2018

All clocks will be set ahead one hour on this date. And the Daylight Saving Time haters may have a point: there's evidence Daylight Saving Time could cause more trouble than just some Monday morning grogginess. In 1973, President Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act, which permanently cemented the practice in the United States. (more...)
Massive natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea - 18 dead Massive natural disaster strikes Papua New Guinea - 18 dead
- March 07, 2018

Local media outlets on Tuesday reported the death toll from the original quake had risen to 75, after government officials said previously that 55 people had been killed. "A big lake can build-up behind the blockage and under some circumstances when the water reaches the top of the blockage it erodes it away, very quickly releasing a spectacular flood which is obviously a very major hazard for people downstream", geohazards specialist Dave Petley, pro-vice-chancellor at the University of ... (more...)
US lifts import ban on elephant trophies US lifts import ban on elephant trophies
- March 07, 2018

He tweeted in November that he opposed the decision. It is also not clear what role was played in the decision by the president, who has publicly expressed his opposition several times to rolling back the ban. The policy move, outlined in a March 1 memo, means that some African elephants taken in Zimbabwe could be imported. The Fish and Wildlife Service ( FWS) announced it will withdraw a previous embargo for trophies of African elephants, "effective immediately". (more...)
White House working to prevent election meddling, top United States intel official says White House working to prevent election meddling, top United States intel official says
- March 07, 2018

He said Moscow will be "using elections as opportunities to undermine democracy, sow discord and undermine our values". Coats said the president told him, "I assume you're doing your job - all of you who head up these agencies relative to cyber - but if you need for me to say, direct you to do it, do it". (more...)
US Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' policies US Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' policies
- March 07, 2018

As a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against sanctuary city policies and the "open border politicians who shield criminal aliens from federal law enforcement". Jerry Brown and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants. SB 54, also coming into effect January 1, affects law enforcement officials, holding them statewide to the "sanctuary" standard previously in place in cities like San Francisco under penalty of state law. (more...)
Area High Schools Receive Threats Monday, 3 Arrested Area High Schools Receive Threats Monday, 3 Arrested
- March 07, 2018

The BB gun was found in the student's backpack, police said. Investigators say the girl was involved in both threats. While searching his auto, police found an AR-15-type firearm. The threat against River City High School in West Sacramento prompted officials to release students for the day, and a separate threat against Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom led to an hour-long lockdown of the campus. (more...)
Mississippi's Thad Cochran Resigning From Senate in April Mississippi's Thad Cochran Resigning From Senate in April
- March 07, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Cochran's leadership in a Monday statement. Cochran is also chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, meaning that his departure will add yet another name to the already long list of retiring GOP committee chairmen, including Hatch, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., House ... (more...)
'Fair' NAFTA deal tied to steel tariff exemptions 'Fair' NAFTA deal tied to steel tariff exemptions
- March 07, 2018

Mr. Trump has announced that the tariffs are being imposed based on national-security considerations. "These tariffs are not a tax on foreign steel and aluminum producers, they are a tax on American citizens and business", said Sen. These regions would include the Rust Belt and the South - but not California or NY. "We are looking at possibilities to retaliate , meaning we will also put taxes or tariffs on USA imports to the European Union ". (more...)
China kicks off annual parliamentary session, military budget rises China kicks off annual parliamentary session, military budget rises
- March 07, 2018

Years of double-digit percentage growth have given China the world's second-largest defense budget after the United States, which is in a class of its own with a proposed budget of $716 billion for next year. Monetary policy neutralLi also reiterated that China will keep its monetary policy "prudent" and "neutral", neither too loose nor too tight, and will maintain reasonably steady liquidity, he said. (more...)
Virginia father forces son to run to school for bullying Virginia father forces son to run to school for bullying
- March 07, 2018

We're right about one mile from the school so all week he's got the experience of running". While Mr Thornhill is trying to punish his son and teach him right from wrong, he also made a little joke about his son's running pace. In the video, Thornhill says that he "does not tolerate" and "cannot stand" bullying, and refers to the unusual punishment as "old school, simple parenting". (more...)
Italy migrants fear uncertain future after election Italy migrants fear uncertain future after election
- March 07, 2018

Two populist and stridently anti-European Union parties surged in Italy's parliamentary election at the expense of the country's traditional powers, but neither gained enough support to govern alone, near-final results showed Monday. Party rivals have long complained Renzi moved the PD too far to the right and led with a domineering, autocratic hand, leading to a small left-wing group splitting off a year ago. (more...)
Sinn Féin set for Brexit talks with European Union chief
- March 07, 2018

Mrs May has rejected Brussels proposals that would see Northern Ireland kept in an effective customs union with the EU as a fallback in case other solutions can not be found. The leader of the Democratic Unionist party , Arlene Foster, has warned the EU's chief Brexit negotiator that he had no right to produce his "utterly unacceptable" solution to avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland. (more...)
UK PM seeks post-Brexit 'broad energy co-operation' with EU UK PM seeks post-Brexit 'broad energy co-operation' with EU
- March 07, 2018

The DUP brought talks on the Brexit divorce deal to the brink of collapse in December by holding out until the European Union promised that there would be no new internal customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom . (more...)
Callon Petroleum (CPE) Stake Boosted by Brown Advisory Inc
- March 07, 2018

It has underperformed by 4.41% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $2.32 billion company. Another recent and important Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE ) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: " Callon Petroleum Company Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Results" on February 27, 2018. (more...)
'Crunch is looming' for oil supplies 'Crunch is looming' for oil supplies
- March 07, 2018

They cite this risk as a reason to keep oil prices high. In this case, lower oil prices will result from increasing oversupply, which is a natural outcome in such situations. The shale oil production in the United States has been booming over the recent months. Naphtha is made by oil refineries processing crude, but other petrochemical feedstocks - ethane or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - are processed outside traditional oil refineries. (more...)
Admit doping or risk expulsion — IAAF tell Russian Federation Admit doping or risk expulsion — IAAF tell Russian Federation
- March 07, 2018

Russian officials have repeatedly said they will not accept the findings, however, leaving RUSADA's reinstatement at an impasse. This included a plan for this year "that shows an adequate amount of testing" and fixing legal issues which now prevent athletics coaches from being provisionally banned. (more...)
Florida passes gun restrictions after deadly school shooting Florida passes gun restrictions after deadly school shooting
- March 06, 2018

Still, Democrats argued it still could allow teachers who perform other duties, like coaching, and other school personnel to take part in the program. Sen. President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said Monday that the Senate will increase resources for school safety and security and for preventing those with mental illness from accessing guns. (more...)
Charged In Party Slaying, Victim In Bulletproof Vest Charged In Party Slaying, Victim In Bulletproof Vest
- March 06, 2018

At some point during the party, the victim, now identified as Daniel Barber, put on a bulletproof vest. Detective Holbrook adds, "We haven't done any forensics yet to know if the bullet went through the vest, skipped it or missed the panel or something like that". (more...)
Former Russian spy critically ill in the United Kingdom after 'exposure to substance' Former Russian spy critically ill in the United Kingdom after 'exposure to substance'
- March 06, 2018

Skripal was convicted in Russia of spying for Britain's MI6 intelligence agency and was sentenced in 2006 for betraying Russian agents to British intelligence. If the incident was indeed foul play, "anybody could be behind it, including North Korea", Sutyagin said, adding that the recent negative media coverage makes an attack by Russian security services particularly "ill-timed". (more...)
Trump's shifting stance on guns leaves lawmakers baffled Trump's shifting stance on guns leaves lawmakers baffled
- March 06, 2018

According to a New York Times story, Trump has assured his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner that he wants them to continue working at the White House , even as he has been leaning on his chief of staff John Kelly to show them out. (more...)
TN should put pressure on Centre on Cauvery issue: CPI TN should put pressure on Centre on Cauvery issue: CPI
- March 06, 2018

However, minutes thereafter, minister D Jayakumar told the reporters that Modi had not refused but only wanted the delegation to meet the minister concerned first. Stalin also said the Chief Minister told him that they could wait till March 5 and if there was no communication, he assured that the House will be convened on March 8. (more...)
Periyar statue vandalised in Vellore, 2 arrested
- March 06, 2018

Two people were arrested in connection with the incident. The statue was reportedly in front a government building. One among the apprehended is a BJP worker, the police claimed, while the other belongs to the CPI. Vice President of BJP Youth wing in the state SG Suryah in what appears to be an indirect reference to the act of vandalism against the Periyar statue in Vellore, tweeted around 11:30 pm today: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction; sometimes instant, sometimes ... (more...)
Munroe Bergdorf Steps Down From LGBT+ Panel Munroe Bergdorf Steps Down From LGBT+ Panel
- March 06, 2018

Some people however were not happy about Bergdorf's position, following controversy past year when she was dropped by L'Oreal after claims she posted racist comments online. The former model - who became the first ever transgender model before being sacked from L'Oreal - announced her resignation from the board earlier today, citing widespread online abuse as the reason she made a decision to stand down. (more...)
Burkina Faso probes deadly extremist attacks, gets French help Burkina Faso probes deadly extremist attacks, gets French help
- March 06, 2018

Security Minister Clement Sawadogo says the attack on the army installation narrowly missed a meeting of top officers, which would have beheaded the military leadership. AQIM merged with other local jihadist groups a year ago to form JNIM. A group of French investigators arrived in Ouagadougou on Saturday to help the Burkinabe authorities. (more...)
Victorian batsman Pucovski hit by Sean Abbott bouncer Victorian batsman Pucovski hit by Sean Abbott bouncer
- March 06, 2018

Pucovski, who made his List A debut past year, has a history of concussions. He was making his first-class debut and while fielding at mid-off - on his birthday - he was struck on the head by a ball that deviated off an uneven outfield. Pucovski was able to walk from the field the help of medical staff. "We've got to just have a wider conversation maybe somewhere down the track as to his general health leading into the future", said the Victorian general manager on the cricket's health in a ... (more...)

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