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Dell Technologies Championship Odds: Johnson, Spieth Lead Betting Lines Dell Technologies Championship Odds: Johnson, Spieth Lead Betting Lines
- August 30, 2017

Spieth, who won the British Open in July for his fourth major title, is world No. 2. Had a bit of a struggle on the final day but still posted a one-under 69 on Sunday - it just wasn't enough to outlast DJ in the play-off. Rahm (+1800), Thomas (+2200) and Paul Casey (+2200 ) follow that group. "I went into Boston previous year 38th in the FedExCup, and that win and just that turnaround in fortunes, it gave me a chance to obviously do what I did at East Lake a few weeks later". (more...)
Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday Border crossing between Jordan, Iraq to reopen on Wednesday
- August 30, 2017

A senior Western diplomatic said Iraqi authorities have awarded a contract to a USA security company that will employ a local force to secure the highway . Officials said that customs and border arrangements at the crossing have been finalized, whereas strict security measures have been adopted to ensure safety of the 550 km highway from the Jordan border to Iraqi capital Baghdad. (more...)
UK PM Theresa May arrives in Japan to soothe Brexit fears UK PM Theresa May arrives in Japan to soothe Brexit fears
- August 30, 2017

The two leaders also agreed to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held in the Russian city of Vladivostok on September 6 and September 7. In July, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that sanctions against North Korea were "needed" but "not the final goal". May's first trip to Japan as prime minister comes at a hard moment, with Japanese attention focused on North Korea's Tuesday missile test and Britain's Brexit negotiators recently on the ... (more...)
Kidnapping investigation opened for missing French nine-year-old Kidnapping investigation opened for missing French nine-year-old
- August 30, 2017

The dogs reportedly lost the girl's scent in the auto park, leading police to the hypothesis of abduction, though prosecutors said they had not excluded any possible explanations for the girl's disappearance, "accidental or criminal". " Given the time that has elapsed since the disappearance of the young Maelys and given the resources that have been sadly deployed in vain to find her, the criminal possibility can no longer be ruled out ", Baudoin said at the courthouse in nearby ... (more...)
Latest Instagram update adds Portrait and Landscape Mode to the Photo Albums Latest Instagram update adds Portrait and Landscape Mode to the Photo Albums
- August 30, 2017

Previously, the app only allowed you to upload multiple photos as square images. As announced on Twitter , users will now be able to post portrait and landscape photos and videos, allowing the content to retain their original aspect ratio when they were taken. (more...)
Lebanon rejects any changes to UN peacekeeping mandate Lebanon rejects any changes to UN peacekeeping mandate
- August 30, 2017

On Monday, the Israeli prime minister vowed that Israel would never uproot any of its ( illegal ) settlements in the West Bank - a pledge that's (all-but) impossible to reconcile with the establishment of an independent, Palestinian state. (more...)
KKK Imperial Wizard charged with firing gun at protesters at Charlottesville KKK Imperial Wizard charged with firing gun at protesters at Charlottesville
- August 30, 2017

He then cocked his gun and fired off a single shot into the crowd before walking off. The man aims again, seemingly lower, and quickly fires a shot, before turning around, holstering his weapon, and rejoining the march. Attempts by news organizations to reach Preston on Sunday proved unsuccessful. In a report from the Associated Press, Preston has been charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet (300 meters) of a school during the rally by local authorities in Charlottesville. (more...)
ISIS Withdraws from Syria and Lebanon Border Zone ISIS Withdraws from Syria and Lebanon Border Zone
- August 30, 2017

Syrian army and Hezbollah, too, announced a ceasefire in Syria's west Qalamoun border region, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported Sunday. The fate of the ninth soldier is still unknown. The deal also provoked controversy in Lebanon, as some have voiced opposition to negotiations with the militants. Aoun praised the Lebanese army for carrying out the operation that ended with the deal to evacuate IS fighters and their families in return for information about nine troops who were kidnapped by ... (more...)
US Navy Shoots Down Missile Off Hawaii in Test
- August 30, 2017

MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said: 'We are working closely with the fleet to develop this important new capability, and this was a key milestone in giving our Aegis BMD ships an enhanced capability to defeat ballistic missiles in their terminal phase. (more...)
Scottish Labour to wait weeks before considering new leader Scottish Labour to wait weeks before considering new leader
- August 30, 2017

He fought and lost against Jim Murphy, the former Scottish leader whom Dugdale succeeded after Labour was humiliated by the Scottish National party in the 2015 general election, losing 40 of its 41 seats. She's done a superb job in the toughest of circumstances and brought Scottish Labour back from the brink. Dugdale's deputy, Alex Rowley - formerly close to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown - is now acting leader of the party and a front-runner to succeed her. (more...)
Rainy Labor Day Weekend in store for the midstate Rainy Labor Day Weekend in store for the midstate
- August 30, 2017

As we enter the second half of the weekend and the beginning of the next work week, rain chances will stay in the forecast, but they look to be more seasonal for this time of year. UAB will host Alabama A&M Saturday afternoon at Legion Field (2:30 p.m. kickoff on WABM, MY68). Expect a mix of clouds and sun tomorrow, with highs near 80 degrees. (more...)
Uttar Pradesh: CM Adityanath won't contest elections, will enter Assemble as MLC Uttar Pradesh: CM Adityanath won't contest elections, will enter Assemble as MLC
- August 30, 2017

Like his predecessors Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, Adityanath will also become a member of the state Legislative Council. As there were five contenders for four Vidhan Parishad seats, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had sent a special request to the ECI urging the poll panel to hold by-poll to one more upper house seat to save ministerial berth of one of his four colleagues in his council of ministers, confirmed sources in the Election Commission of India. (more...)
Minnesota charity officials warn of online scams in Houston flooding Minnesota charity officials warn of online scams in Houston flooding
- August 30, 2017

BBBs are already seeing crowdfunding appeals of a dubious nature, and in the days ahead expect to see " storm chasers " looking to make a quick buck off of clean-up efforts ( bbb .org/storm). The Federal Trade Commission offers several precautions. Contact an established disaster relief organization, suggests the American Red Cross , to see what items are needed and to make sure the group is equipped to handle the donations. (more...)
Supreme Court pegs MBBS fee at Rs. 11 lakh Supreme Court pegs MBBS fee at Rs. 11 lakh
- August 30, 2017

The court said the interim structure will continue until the fee fixation committee headed by Justice (retired) Rajendra Babu decides the fees. Meanwhile The colleges have been directed to keep the additional amount in a separate bank account The bank guarantee can be submitted within 15 days of completing admission. (more...)
Harvey makes history: Storm dumps record-breaking 49.2 inches of rain Harvey makes history: Storm dumps record-breaking 49.2 inches of rain
- August 30, 2017

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber estimated that about 110,000 homes, valued at $20.7 billion, were damaged in the floodwaters, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported . About three weeks ago, much of New Orleans was covered in several feet of water after a thunderstorm poured about nine inches of rain into the city and overwhelmed the city's drainage pipe system, which removes floodwaters from the city. (more...)
Shivering toddler found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey Shivering toddler found clinging to mom who drowned due to Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Rescuers found the woman unresponsive and the child suffering from hypothermia, according to officials They tried to revive the mother but she never regained consciousness. Authorities and family members have so far reported more than a dozen deaths (18 as of Tuesday night) from Harvey. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday as a Category 4 storm, slamming Texas with brutal winds and severe flooding, leaving Houston underwater and millions of residents in need of aid. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Poses Danger to Ill-Prepared New Orleans Hurricane Harvey Poses Danger to Ill-Prepared New Orleans
- August 30, 2017

No decisions had yet been made on closures for Wednesday through Friday, they said. New Orleans woke up with an uneasy sense of déjà vu Tuesday as it kept a wary eye on Tropical Storm Harvey while marking the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (more...)
Remnants of Harvey could threaten Football Friday Remnants of Harvey could threaten Football Friday
- August 30, 2017

The Gulf of Mexico will be full throttle with warm humid air overhead and with the moisture from Harvey in place. We could see 2-5+ inches from this system. You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom . Pleasant with highs 71-76. Highs will be near 80 on Thursday too. Expect gusty winds and heavy rain for your morning commute on Tuesday . (more...)
Packaging Corporation of America
- August 30, 2017

Regions Financial Corp holds 29,000 shares. Packaging Corp Of Amer now has $10.24 billion valuation. The last stock close price is down -3.56% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the Standard & Poor's 500 Index which has increased 0.05% over the date range. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey makes second landfall hitting Louisiana Hurricane Harvey makes second landfall hitting Louisiana
- August 30, 2017

He said he expects Texas officials to decide within 48 hours whether to accept the offer. Many neighborhoods in New Orleans flooded earlier this month during a deluge that exposed problems with the city's pump and drainage system. We've seen the photos and videos to know that Houston is underwater. They carried belongings in suitcases, trash bags or even soggy cardboard boxes. (more...)
Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain as it marks Katrina's 12th anniversary Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain as it marks Katrina's 12th anniversary
- August 30, 2017

In Houston , the main shelter for flood refugees, the convention center, has nearly 10,000 evacuees, double its capacity, so the city has opened a shelter for families with children at the nearby Toyota Center - where the Houston Rockets play - and is preparing NRG Park, home of the Texans, with room for another 10,000 people. (more...)
Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain as it marks Katrina's 12th anniversary Louisiana braces for Harvey's rain as it marks Katrina's 12th anniversary
- August 30, 2017

In Houston , the main shelter for flood refugees, the convention center, has nearly 10,000 evacuees, double its capacity, so the city has opened a shelter for families with children at the nearby Toyota Center - where the Houston Rockets play - and is preparing NRG Park, home of the Texans, with room for another 10,000 people. (more...)
How much more Harvey rain will New Orleans get? How much more Harvey rain will New Orleans get?
- August 30, 2017

Unlike earlier tropical storms, which have generally dissipated or moved, Harvey has been wedged in place by two high-pressure areas which essentially act as buffers. The city's fire department has given out 35,800 sandbags to residents, Landrieu said. FEMA Administrator Brock Long said Monday that more than 450,000 people were expected to seek disaster assistance due to flooding from Harvey. (more...)
Trump says US is '100 percent' with Texas, Louisiana Trump says US is '100 percent' with Texas, Louisiana
- August 30, 2017

Niinisto told journalists before leaving Finland that he and Trump would talk about the Baltic Sea. "We consider that a very, very important part of the world", Trump said referring to the Baltic. He also spoke to the rebuilding measures that will be employed once the storm has passed, saying "we will be bigger, better, and stronger than ever before". (more...)
Transgender armed services members sue Trump over military ban Transgender armed services members sue Trump over military ban
- August 30, 2017

In a series of tweets sent in late July, Trump said the military "cannot be burdened by the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail". He lied to the LGBT community and singled out many of our potential transgender military volunteers by denying them a chance to become members of the U.S. (more...)
Things to Consider When Donating to Charities Things to Consider When Donating to Charities
- August 30, 2017

If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the charity of your choice and make a donation. Click on "Hurricane Harvey" under "Hot Topics". To determine the trustworthiness of a charitable organization the FTC recommends you do some research into them. (more...)
Republicans Will Let America Burn While Holding Out for Tax Cuts Republicans Will Let America Burn While Holding Out for Tax Cuts
- August 30, 2017

At least, that is the clear impression one gets from a spate of recent headlines, such as "Trump distances himself from GOP lawmakers to avoid blame if agenda stalls ", "Deepening GOP split, Trump attacks Republican senators " and " Trump sticks it to GOP ". (more...)
US Signals Stronger Response Following North Korean Missile Test Over Japan US Signals Stronger Response Following North Korean Missile Test Over Japan
- August 30, 2017

He said the North would only increase its isolation and that "all options" were on the table . The country's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported leader Kim Jong Un presided over the dawn launch Tuesday of the "ultra-modern rocket system", the first missile ever fired from the capital Pyongyang. (more...)
Bhutan welcomes end of Doka La stand-off Bhutan welcomes end of Doka La stand-off
- August 30, 2017

The stand-off in the Himalayan region began when India sent troops to stop China building a road in the remote, uninhabited territory of Doklam, claimed by both China and Bhutan. Modi refused to join President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road initiative to knit together Asia and beyond, making India the lone country to boycott a summit in Beijing in May. (more...)
Border Guard Bangladesh sends back 171 Rohingya refugees Border Guard Bangladesh sends back 171 Rohingya refugees
- August 30, 2017

Bangladesh, which already hosts some 400,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar over the years, has vowed to block new arrivals and has deported some of those it has caught trying to make the crossing. Myanmar considers the Rohingyas as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and imposes multiple restrictions on them, including limiting their freedom of movement. (more...)