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Oakland mayor smacks down Sessions' immigrant bashing with one simple chart Oakland mayor smacks down Sessions' immigrant bashing with one simple chart
- March 08, 2018

Appearing before an annual conference organized by California Peace Officers' Association, Sessions said ICE agents "are not backing down, they are not going to be deterred and not going to stop enforcing the law in Alabama or in California either". (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince meets Queen Elizabeth on United Kingdom trip Saudi Crown Prince meets Queen Elizabeth on United Kingdom trip
- March 08, 2018

Theresa May and the Saudi Crown Prince. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II - and criticized by protesters against the war in Yemen - as he began a three-day visit to Britain on Wednesday. (more...)
Bank of Canada holds rates steady, cites trade uncertainty Bank of Canada holds rates steady, cites trade uncertainty
- March 08, 2018

The bank said it remains "cautious" about its next rate move as it ponders various downside risks to the economy. Canada looks to be hit the hardest by the anticipated US tariffs on steel and aluminum, which are expected to be announced formally later this week. (more...)
Spring time change is Sunday Spring time change is Sunday
- March 08, 2018

The Florida Legislature passed what's known as the " Sunshine Protection Act " on Tuesday. There were only two dissenters. But if all is approved, Floridians - who'll set their clocks ahead one hour this Sunday when Daylight Saving Time begins - won't have to mess with it ever again. (more...)
OJ Simpson Watch His 'Confession' To Murdering Nicole OJ Simpson Watch His 'Confession' To Murdering Nicole
- March 07, 2018

In a video provided to TMZ , O.J. Simpson told his book publisher Judith Regan it's "difficult" for him to talk in the hypothetical. Simpson was released from prison in October after serving nine years for kidnapping and armed robbery related to a September 2007 dispute over memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel. (more...)
Saudi crown prince winds up trip to Egypt with mosque visit Saudi crown prince winds up trip to Egypt with mosque visit
- March 07, 2018

Saudi state news channel Al Ekhbariya ran footage of both the charm offensive and the prince's arrival at Stansted and meeting with Queen Elizabeth II on its news bulletins. The spokesman added: 'She will also reiterate how seriously we take allegations of violations against global humanitarian law and emphasise the need to ensure that these are investigated swiftly and thoroughly. (more...)
Zoo's smoking orangutan riles animal activists in Indonesia Zoo's smoking orangutan riles animal activists in Indonesia
- March 07, 2018

Activist Marison Guciano said Wednesday the smoking great ape is further evidence of a lack of supervision and education at Bandung Zoo, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of the capital, Jakarta . Last year, activists demanded the closure of Bandung zoo after skeletal sun bears were pictured begging for food from visitors and eating their own dung. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif supports, Zardari opposes Raza Rabbani as Senate chairman Nawaz Sharif supports, Zardari opposes Raza Rabbani as Senate chairman
- March 07, 2018

He said PTI leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind had met him and congratulated him on his success in the Senate election. Media reports suggest the PPP is likely to nominate Salim Mandwiwala or Sherry Rehman for the top slot, with Mandwiwala being the favourite. (more...)
Geek Squad's Relationship with FBI Is Cozier Than We Thought Geek Squad's Relationship with FBI Is Cozier Than We Thought
- March 07, 2018

According to EFF , the image was found in "unallocated space", which suggests the employee may have searched for it, rather than simply stumbling across it-something that could be seen as contravening the Fourth Amendment, which protects people against unreasonable searches. (more...)
Short Interest in Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc (AHP) Increases By 106.8%
- March 07, 2018

About 4.31 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 4.40% the S&P500. Ashford Hospitality Prime ( NYSE AHP ) traded up $0.48 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $9.79. Meeder Asset Mngmt accumulated 764 shares. Cutler Capital Management Llc owns 240,500 shares or 0.71% of their USA portfolio. Bvf Inc sold 225,000 shares as Loxo Oncology Inc (LOXO)'s stock rose 10.54%. (more...)
Conrad Sangma to be next Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma to be next Meghalaya CM
- March 07, 2018

Outgoing Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday claimed that his successor Conrad K Sangma would have to shoulder a "tremendous" responsibility as the Congress government had set a new benchmark for development in the state. PM Modi also paid tribute to nine BJP workers, who were killed in alleged political violence in Tripura during the run up to the state polls. Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said, "BJP conveniently ignores its defeats, be ... (more...)
The HIll: Cruz releases radio jingle attacking Dem challenger O'Rourke The HIll: Cruz releases radio jingle attacking Dem challenger O'Rourke
- March 07, 2018

Both candidates were expected to easily win their primaries and have raised millions of dollars in recent months to prepare for their midterm campaigns after Tuesday's election. "I just haven't seen this kind of excitement and energy and willingness to do what it takes in Texas in my life", O'Rourke added. "It's still a Republican state". (more...)
Australia's first same-sex marriage ends in heartbreak Australia's first same-sex marriage ends in heartbreak
- March 07, 2018

The couple were married in the garden of their home, a week after Australia became the 26th country to recognise same-sex unions, and a month before services in Melbourne and Sydney that had previously been believed to be the first same-sex marriages in the country. (more...)
Serbia-Kosovo spat delays electric clocks in Europe Serbia-Kosovo spat delays electric clocks in Europe
- March 07, 2018

The 800-year-old dispute between Serbia and Kosovo has caused a drop in continental Europe's electricity frequency, meaning that oven clocks, digital alarms and central heating timers are running about six minutes late. "The question of who will compensate for this loss has to be answered", it added. Serbia and Kosovo, a former Serbian province that unilaterally declared independent in 2008, now share their power network, which is connected to Europe's synchronised high voltage power system. (more...)
Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Position Trimmed by Investment Centers of America Inc
- March 07, 2018

The volume weighted average price (vwap) was Rs.9299.37 and the bid-ask spread was -27.85 points. About 1.89 million shares traded or 80.76% up from the average. Cambridge Inv Advsr, Iowa-based fund reported 8,998 shares. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $1.08 earnings per share. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th were given a dividend of $0.6896 per share. (more...)
Several trapped at top of Blackpool Tower following reports of a fire Several trapped at top of Blackpool Tower following reports of a fire
- March 07, 2018

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service reported details of the incident on Twitter. The fire is on the fifth floor of the building, which where the popular vantage points of the Blackpool Tower Eye and the Sea View Terrace are located. Six crews of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working to extinguish the fire and police are on the scene. HMV on Bank Hey street has also been forced to close due to the incident. (more...)
Crown Prince's vision for Saudi Arabia matters to us too Crown Prince's vision for Saudi Arabia matters to us too
- March 07, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed's visit to St. Mark's Cathedral is bound to shore up Sisi's standing with the Christian community as he heads into a frankly dubious election this month-an electoral ritual he will certainly win, since every credible opponent made a decision to drop out of the race, but weak turnout would be embarrassing. (more...)
Protests outside UK Parliament ahead of Saudi Crown Prince's visit Protests outside UK Parliament ahead of Saudi Crown Prince's visit
- March 07, 2018

The crown prince has shaken up his deeply conservative country since he became heir apparent to King Salman previous year. In the Commons, the Prime Minister said she had urged the Saudis to end their blockades of ports in Yemen during a visit to the kingdom in December, after which they "did just that". (more...)
European Union snubs Britain's post-Brexit trade demands, offers banks no special deal European Union snubs Britain's post-Brexit trade demands, offers banks no special deal
- March 07, 2018

The guidelines say that Brussels wants "as close as possible a partnership" with the United Kingdom after Brexit, but expects there will be "negative economic consequences". He wasn't exactly cheerful about the Brexit process full stop, saying Brexit will not make trade, 'frictionless or smoother. That is essence of Brexit, "he has pointed out from Luxembourg". (more...)
Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen found guilty of harassment Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen found guilty of harassment
- March 07, 2018

They were arrested in May past year as part of an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and online videos posted during a trial at Canterbury crown court in the same month. I was also pregnant at the time it happened, two days after I started to bleed heavily and lost my daughter, she was stillborn. He said the court received a number of emails in support and against the pair. (more...)
Wait finally over for Lanka: They beat India in T20 Wait finally over for Lanka: They beat India in T20
- March 07, 2018

Dhawan slammed a brilliant 49-ball 90 and in the process notched up his highest Twenty20 worldwide score to propel India to 174 for the loss of five wickets . Despite the crisis, fans of the Dinesh Chandimal-led team filled Premadasa Stadium hoping that this will be the day their favourite team will defeat rivals India , who had decimated the Sri Lankans both in Sri Lanka and in India past year. (more...)
Ahmedabad: VHP leader Pravin Togadia escapes unhurt as truck hits his vehicle Ahmedabad: VHP leader Pravin Togadia escapes unhurt as truck hits his vehicle
- March 07, 2018

Commenting on the matter, the investigating police officer claimed that a truck rammed into the vehicle that was carrying Pravin Togadia and another person. He alleged that he is being targeted for raising the issues of Hindus, Farmers, and unemployed youth and questioned the Government for his "ambush". (more...)
Hours after BJP leader's FB post, Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu Hours after BJP leader's FB post, Periyar statue vandalised in Tamil Nadu
- March 07, 2018

A strategic ideology is behind the incident."He alleged that over 100 CPI-M workers had so far suffered in the attacks perpetrated by the workers and supporters o fthe BJP and its coalition partner Indigenous People's Front of Twipra (IPFT) following the declaration of election results". (more...)
Trump really is trying to kill the Hudson tunnel project Trump really is trying to kill the Hudson tunnel project
- March 07, 2018

She said NY and New Jersey "have no skin in the game" and need to pony up more money to help pay for the "Gateway Project", which would build a new tunnel under the Hudson River and make other critical improvements to ease rail and transit congestion in the heavily trafficked region. (more...)
Sunken aircraft carrier found Sunken aircraft carrier found
- March 07, 2018

The wreckage was found on Sunday by the team's research vessel, the R/V Petrel , some 3,000 meters (two miles) below the surface more than 800 km off the eastern coast of Australia. Crew abandoned the USS Lexington after the decks of the aircraft carrier sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen led the team that discovered the USS Lexington , which was one of the first US aircraft carriers ever built. (more...)
Analysts Set Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) PT at $35.25
- March 07, 2018

The stock increased 2.10% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $41.4. ARCHER TIMOTHY also sold $2.75M worth of Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) shares. 3,114 shares were sold by Myers Kevin L, worth $99,337. Mason Hawkins decreased its stake in Baidu Inc. About 3.75M shares traded or 44.26% up from the average. (more...)
Myanmar's Rakhine State: UN rights chief suspects 'acts of genocide' Myanmar's Rakhine State: UN rights chief suspects 'acts of genocide'
- March 07, 2018

But, the museum said, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was no longer living up to that ideal. Aung San Suu Kyi received the museum's first Elie Wiesel Award in 2012, named for the Jewish scholar and fellow Nobel laureate, for her role in bringing democracy to Myanmar. (more...)
Modi directs BSF to pardon jawan who 'disrespected' him Modi directs BSF to pardon jawan who 'disrespected' him
- March 07, 2018

He was penalised by the force which felt his mistake was a "disrespect" to the prime minister . "Honourable PM had expressed his displeasure and directed BSF to immediately withdraw the punishment.", BSF wrote in another tweet. A disciplinary action was initiated against Kumar and was found "guilty" under Section 40 of the BSF Act. He added that the commanding officer found the reference "Modi programme" - an event in which PM Modi was present - by the constable as improper and ordered an ... (more...)
Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries
- March 07, 2018

Several longtime members of the Texas Republican House delegation are not running for re-election this year, leaving six Republican-held House seats open. In her acceptance speech, Davis said the state Republican party's divisive leadership in Austin had to stop. By the end of a year ago, the Bush campaign had more than $3.4 million in the bank compared to Patterson's $95,000, according to Texas Monthly . (more...)
Slain Salvadoran archbishop Romero to be made a saint Slain Salvadoran archbishop Romero to be made a saint
- March 07, 2018

Details of the miracle were not revealed, but earlier comments had been made that it was being reviewed. A statement said that Pope Francis signed decrees on Tuesday giving the green light for their canonisation. Pope Paul VI, who oversaw numerous reforms the Catholic Church underwent in the 1960s, will also be made a saint, the Vatican said. Pope Francis, who is the from Latin America, had started the process of making Romero a saint in 2015, saying he had been killed "in hatred of the ... (more...)

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