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Mothercare to shut 50 shops and restore CEO Mark Newton-Jones Mothercare to shut 50 shops and restore CEO Mark Newton-Jones
- May 17, 2018

Mothercare will re-hire its former boss in a shocking U-turn as the company plans to shutter 50 stores. The retailer has already almost halved its store numbers over the past five years. Brutal trading conditions are also partly responsible for the collapse of Toys R Us UK, electricals group Maplin and drinks wholesaler Conviviality. (more...)
Employment conditions at record high Employment conditions at record high
- May 17, 2018

He noted that the unemployment rate declined 0.25 percentage points over the past year and is expecting something similar over the year ahead. The rise in unemployment was driven up by more people looking for work, with the participation rate in the workforce rising to a record 65.6 per cent. (more...)
Pitt-Penn State game goes national Pitt-Penn State game goes national
- May 17, 2018

The Nittany Lions announced Wednesday that their visit to their arch-rivals in Pittsburgh on September 8 will kick off at 8 p.m. It's the first announced time of the 2018 season for the Nittany Lions. The Nittany Lions will play 10 regular season contests at Jeffrey Field, four of which are against Big Ten foes. Penn State and Pittsburgh are old rivals that used to meet every year. (more...)
Waffle House hero: My call with Trump was 'lackluster' Waffle House hero: My call with Trump was 'lackluster'
- May 17, 2018

Officials at Tennessee State University said a private ceremony was held Tuesday on the Nashville campus, where 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. met with the families. Shaw said he was "just happy" to talk the to the president. Police have hailed Shaw as a hero for grabbing the AR-15 rifle away from the shooter. Police stopped a vehicle they believed was involved in the shooting, detaining four people for questioning and releasing each person. (more...)
N Parliamentarians concerned over Nawaz Sharif's narrative N Parliamentarians concerned over Nawaz Sharif's narrative
- May 17, 2018

Accountability court has handed over questionnaire regarding Avenfield reference to ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar. He vowed to address the party lawmakers' grievances, and said he will talk to the PML-N supremo over the issue. Shehbaz Sharif assured that Nisar is a senior member and will always remain a part of the party. (more...)
Crude Oil Pauses Following Mixed Inventory Reports Crude Oil Pauses Following Mixed Inventory Reports
- May 17, 2018

In its monthly report , the Paris-based IEA cut its forecast for global demand growth in 2018 to 1.4 million barrels per day, from a previous estimate of 1.5 million bpd. Distillate stockpiles, which include diesel and heating oil, fell 92,000 barrels, versus expectations for a 2.2 million-barrel drop, the EIA data showed. (more...)
Council Takes First Step to Enforcing Net Neutrality in San Antonio Council Takes First Step to Enforcing Net Neutrality in San Antonio
- May 17, 2018

AT&T said Wednesday it backs an open internet and "actual bipartisan legislation that applies to all internet companies and guarantees neutrality, transparency, openness, non-discrimination and privacy protections for all internet users". The FCC decided in 2015 to reclassify internet service providers as common carriers under a 1996 law. Collins, R-Maine, John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. (more...)
IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run
- May 17, 2018

Here is a great way to honor heroes while supporting and benefiting a wonderful organization such as the Special Olympics! There are over Six Thousand law enforcement personnel from four hundred agencies throughout New York State. This year is the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics and the 30th anniversary for the Law Enforcement Torch Run . "It's just an wonderful feeling getting to meet more athletes from across the state and other law enforcement officers, and they always have such a ... (more...)
Raquel Pennington's Coach Defends UFC 224 Cornering Decision Raquel Pennington's Coach Defends UFC 224 Cornering Decision
- May 17, 2018

Considering the insights Kutz has on Pennington? And granted, we already discussed that I knew it hurt, but the nausea and this and that, I wasn't really aware of at that moment. After the bout, Kutz went to the hospital with Pennington and her team and waited for five hours at a local hospital to receive medical care before they ultimately made a decision to head back to the US for a more definitive diagnosis on her leg. (more...)
Music Has Gotten Sadder in the Past 30 Years, According to Study Music Has Gotten Sadder in the Past 30 Years, According to Study
- May 17, 2018

Of course, the researchers emphasize that a gradual decrease in the average " happiness " index does not mean that all successful songs in 1985 were happy and all successful songs in 2015 were sad. More recent songs with a low happiness index included Sam Smith's " Stay with Me " and "Whispers" by Passenger , both from 2014. The study of lyrics concur that positive emotions are on a decline, and indicators of loneliness and social isolation are on the rise. (more...)
'Ride Of Silence' Brings Cyclist Awareness To Mansfield 'Ride Of Silence' Brings Cyclist Awareness To Mansfield
- May 17, 2018

GPBC said they also want bicyclists to know they should take proper safety precautions so motorists can see them, like having lights and wearing bright colors. Who: Organized locally by Velo Cape Breton Bicycle Association; all cyclists welcome (helmets are mandatory). Where: Starts and finishes at Sydney Shopping Centre parking lot. (more...)
Pennsylvania Man Who Killed 4, Including Loyola Student, Pleads Guilty Pennsylvania Man Who Killed 4, Including Loyola Student, Pleads Guilty
- May 17, 2018

Weintraub said at a news conference following Wednesday's hearings that DiNardo has agreed to testify against Kratz. While DiNardo has no chance of ever being paroled, Kratz woul have been eligible for parole in 59 years. DiNardo got here from a rich household, offered marijuana and boasted on social media that he was "a savage", often holding weapons in pictures. Potash additionally referred to as DiNardo a "good instance of somebody who began on the high and labored your approach right ... (more...)
BJP's southward march has begun, Ram Madhav after resounding victory in Karnataka BJP's southward march has begun, Ram Madhav after resounding victory in Karnataka
- May 17, 2018

With a good number of Telegu people residing in neighbouring Karnataka, a call from Naidu asking them to shun BJP during the state elections could be one of the reasons for the party losing some seats that could have otherwise given them the required majority, feel many political analysts focusing on the area. (more...)
Delight as Hartlepool beach wins national quality award Delight as Hartlepool beach wins national quality award
- May 17, 2018

A fifth have never set foot on a beach while a third have never holidayed at a United Kingdom seaside resort. Two city beaches will be able to fly the Blue Flag this summer. Portfolio Holder for Communities and Culture, Coun John Kelly, said: "We're delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for Roker and Seaburn once again, they help provide a visible reminder to everyone of the cleanliness of our bathing waters and first class facilities along our seafront". (more...)
Theresa May's £400m to rid fire-risk tower blocks of cladding Theresa May's £400m to rid fire-risk tower blocks of cladding
- May 17, 2018

She told MPs: 'Councils and housing associations must remove unsafe cladding quickly but paying for these works must not undermine their ability to do important maintenance and fix work'. Housing secretary James Brokenshire said the community would feel "disappointed and let down" as he expressed his own concerns about the speed of the rehousing programme, saying it was "clearly not good enough". (more...)
Venezuela political prison seized by inmates ahead of presidential election Venezuela political prison seized by inmates ahead of presidential election
- May 17, 2018

He said authorities had fired weapons and tear gas but detainees were holding out to demand freedom. In videos posted on social media, Venezuelan activists, including a man identified as Sanabria whose face was bruised, pleaded for help. "I'm calling on the people of America: I need your help to get me out of this place". His family has denied the accusations, and believe the Venezuelan government is holding Holt and his wife to bargain with the US, which has imposed economic sanctions on ... (more...)
Erdogan praises United Kingdom as 'real friend' during official visit Erdogan praises United Kingdom as 'real friend' during official visit
- May 17, 2018

The Turkish leader will also meet business investors during the visit and speak at the Chatham House think tank. Cooperation between Turkey and the U.K.in the fight against terrorism is at a much more advanced stage than mechanisms we have with other partners, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump and Russian Federation was codenamed 'Crossfire Hurricane' Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Trump and Russian Federation was codenamed 'Crossfire Hurricane'
- May 17, 2018

Former Australian ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer sat down for an interview with two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in London in 2016 to discuss potential Russian meddling in the United States presidential election, a New York Times report alleges. (more...)
Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs
- May 17, 2018

However, John C. Kappos, an attorney representing pro-suicide Compassion and Choices, argued for the constitutionality of the law, since he believes it is health care: "Ultimately, we are confident an appeals court will rule the legislature duly passed the End of Life Option Act and reinstate this perfectly valid law, which the strong majority of Californians support". (more...)
Congress should drop Rahul as PM candidate, says Gujarat BJP chief Congress should drop Rahul as PM candidate, says Gujarat BJP chief
- May 17, 2018

He said the BJP and its allies are governing 21 states. "That could embolden the government to pursue reforms in future, including loosening foreign direct investment restrictions and moves towards privatization". Taking a swipe at president Rahul Gandhi's recent remark that he was ready to become PM if Congress or a coalition led by the party wins the Lok Sabha election next year, and LJP president on Sunday said there is no vacancy for the top post in 2019. (more...)
Nishikori back to winning in Rome, Vinci bows out with a loss Nishikori back to winning in Rome, Vinci bows out with a loss
- May 17, 2018

He has lifted the trophy here four times and has reached the final on each of his last four appearances - even last season when he was going through a rough patch and had to stop for six months due to elbow injury shortly after. "He used a lot of slice and great serves, but I think I handled his slice well", continued Nishikori who won his last title in Memphis in February 2016. (more...)
Kangaroo captured hopping along SC highway Kangaroo captured hopping along SC highway
- May 17, 2018

The kangaroo he refers to is one that was found galloping in the small farming town of McCormick in South Carolina, USA, on Tuesday morning. So did David Yeldell, a lifelong McCormick County resident. Turns out, the animal's owner has a permit for exotic animals. The sheriff's office pointed out that kangaroos are not native in SC but a man living in the county has a license to own the marsupials. (more...)
Single largest party in Karnataka will form govt: BJP National VP Single largest party in Karnataka will form govt: BJP National VP
- May 17, 2018

On May 13, at the Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee stadium, the Bharatiya Janata Party National President addressing a huge gathering of party karyakartas gave a clarion call to them to work hard to win 35 seats in the next Assembly elections. This was aimed at keeping Lingayat votes intact with the BJP. "What I have been saying has been proved during the results of last few assembly elections in Goa", he said. (more...)
US Targets Hezbollah Leaders With Sanctions US Targets Hezbollah Leaders With Sanctions
- May 17, 2018

It was the third round of sanctions announced by Washington since the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal last week. The move comes one day after the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the governor of Iran's central bank, alleging it had funneled funds to Hezbollah, which the US considers a terrorist group. (more...)
Man threatens to call ICE on people speaking Spanish in restaurant Man threatens to call ICE on people speaking Spanish in restaurant
- May 17, 2018

The video, uploaded to Facebook by Edward Suazo , has been viewed more than 1.8 million times since being posted on Tuesday, May 15. Last year, Thomas D. He got mad, waiting in line for his food. "He's screaming at the guy serving him, 'Give me my f***ing sandwich, you shouldn't be speaking Spanish, I feel disrespected, go back to your country", recalls the woman, born in NY of Puerto Rican parents. (more...)

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