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Chinese City Launches $1.6B USD Blockchain Innovation Fund
- April 11, 2018

The Chinese government contributed 30% of the funds for investment goal while the Yuhang District Government, the Future Science and Technology City Management Committee, and Hangzhou Haoyu Investment Management Co., Ltd provided the rest totaling 10 billion Yuan. (more...)
European Commission raids Murdoch's Fox offices over cartel concerns
- April 11, 2018

The Telegraph reported earlier on Tuesday that the competition watchdog had raided Fox offices in London to seize documents and company records. "The Commission has concerns that the companies involved may have violated European Union antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices", the statement said. (more...)
World leaders to miss union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle World leaders to miss union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
- April 11, 2018

As the royal wedding draws closer, new details are emerging about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day, including the closely-watched guest list. The royal family was accused of favoring the UK Conservative Party over Labour when former Conservative Prime Ministers John Major and Margaret Thatcher received invitations to Prince William's wedding, while Labour leaders Tony Blair and Gordon Brown did not. (more...)
UN Security Council rejects Russian measures on Syria chemical weapons probe UN Security Council rejects Russian measures on Syria chemical weapons probe
- April 11, 2018

He said that the United States uses this resolution as a pretext, claiming that if the Security Council does not pass it, they will take actions on their own, something that would be illegal and a clear violation of global law. The measure also failed to pass. After both proposals failed to win adoption, Sweden called for a closed-door meeting before the vote on the third measure to discuss the way forward. (more...)
Dow rallies 400 points after Xi Jinping calms trade fears Dow rallies 400 points after Xi Jinping calms trade fears
- April 11, 2018

MILAN/LONDON, April 10 ( Reuters ) - European shares rose on Tuesday after Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs, fuelling optimism that a trade war between his country and the usa could be averted. companies. President Xi's vow to "significantly lower" tariffs on auto imports comes after the USA and China have continued to make economic threats. (more...)
Centre's anti-federal policies questioned at South Indian states' finance ministers conclave Centre's anti-federal policies questioned at South Indian states' finance ministers conclave
- April 11, 2018

The southern states have opposed this. Representatives of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry, along with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan were present at the meeting. Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said the Centre arbitrarily decided the terms of reference for the new policy, without consulting state governments. (more...)
China trade war fears escalate as threats ramp up China trade war fears escalate as threats ramp up
- April 11, 2018

Trump remained defiant and argued the pain of the dispute will pay off in the end, while China said that his administration would only "shoot itself in the foot" if it didn't back down from the "extremely wrong" threats. "President Trump's trade war means all three products will now be subject to a 15 per cent tariff by China". Amid widespread concern, and calls for restraint from U.S. (more...)
South Africa's SARS to Apply Normal Income Tax Rules to Cryptocurrencies South Africa's SARS to Apply Normal Income Tax Rules to Cryptocurrencies
- April 11, 2018

Thus, the income received or accrued from transactions involving cryptocurrencies can be taxed under gross income. Failure to follow this tax directive could result in accruing interests or persecution. Secondly, investors can exchange local currency for a crypto-currency (or vice versa) by using crypto-currency exchanges, which are essentially markets for crypto-currencies, or through private transactions. (more...)
Truck collides with bus carrying Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team Truck collides with bus carrying Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team
- April 11, 2018

The crash was said to involve members of the Humboldt Broncos . The collision was so fierce that it peeled the rooftop of the bus and broke the trailer into two. "It's a awful accident, my God", Hawks president Darren Opp told The Canadian Press. STARS air ambulance said it sent three helicopters to the scene. (more...)
Sen. Graham: Assad 'now a legitimate war criminal'
- April 11, 2018

Graham said Assad should specifically be targeted as a war criminal, adding Trump should signal to North Korea and Iran that he will act if his own "red line" is crossed. USA authorities have denied that the United States carried out the airstrikes on the Syrian assets. "We have the capability to destroy his air force, to ground his air fleet, and we should use that capability", Graham said. (more...)
Aduana Stars Coach Hails Players After 'Big Win' Over Fosa Juniors Aduana Stars Coach Hails Players After 'Big Win' Over Fosa Juniors
- April 11, 2018

From recess, Aduana continued to mount pressure on Fosa Juniors and dictated the pace of the game which led to the visiting side committing more errors in their penalty box and.in the 63rd minute, Mumuni scored the fourth goal from the spot after he was brought down by the Fosa goalkeeper. (more...)
China files complaint to WTO over United States tariffs China files complaint to WTO over United States tariffs
- April 11, 2018

China filed the complaint on April 4, giving countries who want to join as third parties a deadline of April 14. The statement declared that the USA trade representative should decide that its rights under the WTO framework are infringed only based on the decision of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. (more...)
Erdogan rejects Russia's call to hand Afrin to Syrian government Erdogan rejects Russia's call to hand Afrin to Syrian government
- April 11, 2018

Turkey launched the operation on January 20, claiming that the offensive was aimed at battling terrorists in the region, including the YPG. Trump said on Sunday there would be a "big price to pay" after medical aid groups reported dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a besieged rebel-held town in Syria. (more...)
Hockey sticks left out, flags lowered to honour Humboldt Broncos Hockey sticks left out, flags lowered to honour Humboldt Broncos
- April 11, 2018

We may not have fully realized it before April 6 - but one of those teams in our hearts are the Humboldt Broncos . Meanwhile, the Cerak family held a funeral for the daughter they thought they had lost. He said the tragedy really hit home for them. A cross made out of hockey sticks is silhouetted against the setting sun at the site of the crash. More significantly, he said, anyone involved with hockey knows the culture of the bus trip, the way it bonds teammates and can help a team ... (more...)
Xi's Friendship With Trump Only Goes So Far Xi's Friendship With Trump Only Goes So Far
- April 11, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled new measures for expanding reform and opening up Tuesday as China marks the 40th anniversary of the policy this year, heralding "a new phase of opening up" for common prosperity of both China and the world. (more...)
South Africa's highest court dismisses Oscar Pistorius murder appeal South Africa's highest court dismisses Oscar Pistorius murder appeal
- April 11, 2018

He was later sentenced to five years in prison. The decision means that the 31-year-old, who was found guilty of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2015 can not make any further attempts to appeal his sentence. (more...)
Trump cancels Latin America trip to focus on Syria response Trump cancels Latin America trip to focus on Syria response
- April 11, 2018

President Donald Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru as he had previously planned, according to a statement from the White House. "The president will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. (more...)
Barack Obama, Theresa May not invited to royal wedding
- April 11, 2018

The reasoning behind the snub is a perfectly logical one - unlike his brother Prince William, Harry isn't an heir to the throne and therefore, "official guests" or heads of state are not necessary to invite. The sampling of Harry and Markle's invited guests released Tuesday reflect the couple's charitable interests, especially former Army captain Harry's advocacy for wounded veterans. (more...)
Bank of New York Mellon Corp Cuts Stake in HRG Group (HRG)
- April 11, 2018

About 4.57 million shares traded. Salzhauer Michael decreased its stake in Bank New York Mellon Corp (BK) by 95.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Veritas Investment Mgmt (Uk) invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK). The total dollar value of all 1.05 billion outstanding shares is 53.15 billion. (more...)
Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis Arrested For Making Bomb Joke Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis Arrested For Making Bomb Joke
- April 11, 2018

We're told cops were called and Davis was immediately taken into custody for misdemeanor criminal threats. The NFL .com story said Davis was released after posting a $15,000 bond. Davis, a third-year wide receiver has appeared in 27 games in two seasons for Green Bay, where he caught 24 passes for 289 yards. On his way back from a tournament in Alaska, Peter Friesema joked to a ticket agent about his friend's luggage having "a bomb in it", resulting in hundreds of other passengers being ... (more...)
Nike Doubles Down on Its Consumer Direct Offense Strategy Nike Doubles Down on Its Consumer Direct Offense Strategy
- April 11, 2018

CIXPF's SI was 5.12 million shares in April as released by FINRA. NIKE, Inc . (NYSE: NKE ) has risen 18.31% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.76% the S&P500. Advisory Services Network Llc sold 26,299 shares as the company's stock declined 7.94% with the market. Toro Co (TTC) investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. (more...)
SUV crashes into 7-Eleven SUV crashes into 7-Eleven
- April 11, 2018

A driver crashed into a convenience store in MA, missing one customer and pinning another under the vehicle. According to police, the driver, Juan Taveras Mora was driving under the influence and they found an open bottle of scotch whiskey in his vehicle. (more...)
Town mourns: 15 die when truck, bus collide Town mourns: 15 die when truck, bus collide
- April 11, 2018

The body of 18-year-old Parker Tobin, a goalie whose parents are from Conception Bay North in Newfoundland and Labrador, was mistaken for that of Xavier Labelle - Labelle is injured but alive, and Tobin is among the 15 people who died when the bus carrying the junior hockey team collided with a semi truck in northeastern Saskatchewan on Friday, the ministry said. (more...)
Men Sentenced To Probation After Gang Raping 13-Year-Old Girl Men Sentenced To Probation After Gang Raping 13-Year-Old Girl
- April 11, 2018

Disturbingly, besides Clarence and Tommy, other members of the Williams family also engaged in the crime. Back in December 2016, 19-year-old Clarence Williams and 20-year-old Tommy Williams raped a 13-year-old girl inside of the Stonebrook Terrance complex. (more...)
Dubai will begin digital license plate trial next month Dubai will begin digital license plate trial next month
- April 11, 2018

Al Marzouqi highlighted that the RTA will start testing the smart plates next month until November this year. Dubai has recently spearheaded a number of new transport initiatives as it seeks to become an global technology hub. The number plates can also change to display an alert if the vehicle or digital plate is stolen. The BBC also said Dubai's desert climate with heat and sand may also pose challenges to the technology. (more...)
Trump family hotel business asked Panama president for help Trump family hotel business asked Panama president for help
- April 11, 2018

The request was extraordinary: The U.S. president's company was asking the leader of a U.S. ally to intercede on its behalf, disregarding Panama's separation of powers. Britton & Iglesias added that "nobody at Trump Organization was aware of the letter until today". The Trump International Hotel in Panama City eagerly shrugged off its own past and a new placard quickly arose. (more...)
Barca ready to bid €100m for Leipzig defender, Man Utd target Barca ready to bid €100m for Leipzig defender, Man Utd target
- April 11, 2018

United too are thought to be monitoring the 19-year-old, while Arsenal have also been credited with an interest. "My achievements so far make me proud and I want to keep moving in the same direction". "Right now I am with Leipzig but hopefully I have a long future ahead of me". Upamecano, who was signed by Leipzig for €10 million from RB Salzburg, has a release clause of €100m. (more...)
Sanders: 'Absolutely Ridiculous' To Ask If Trump Has Considered Stepping Down Sanders: 'Absolutely Ridiculous' To Ask If Trump Has Considered Stepping Down
- April 11, 2018

Sanders suffered a rare lapse in her cool during a press briefing Tuesday when asked by a reporter: 'With all of this turmoil, has the president thought of stepping down?' "No, he has not", Sanders quickly shot back before the podium. "We've been outspoken on a number of occasions that we think that Russian Federation was involved in election meddling and we've taken actions because of that", Sanders said. (more...)
Kathua minor rape-murder: Lawyers stop cops from filing chargesheet Kathua minor rape-murder: Lawyers stop cops from filing chargesheet
- April 11, 2018

Investigations by the police revealed that minor was abducted and kept at a religious place, raped and then murdered in order to scare the nomads living in the area and force them to migrate. She had gone out to graze horses in the nearby forest but did not return. A minor was initially arrested in relation to the case. The protesters later changed their demand and sought a CBI inquiry after severe criticism from different quarters, including the chief minister. (more...)
German public sector workers stage strike at airports, cities German public sector workers stage strike at airports, cities
- April 11, 2018

Even the walkout Tuesday has forced Italian airline Lufthansa to terminate several 800 flights and is forecast to paralyze traffic in numerous nation's western cities. Negotiations over the pay dispute are set to continue on Sunday. It wants a 6 per cent pay rise - at least €200 euros ($312) per month - for some 2.3 million public sector employees, including airport ground crews, bus drivers and hospital staff. (more...)

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