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Panskura Municipality Election Result: TMC Wins 17 Seats, BJP Manages Only 1 Panskura Municipality Election Result: TMC Wins 17 Seats, BJP Manages Only 1
- August 17, 2017

BJP will now be ruling in Ward 1, 8, 15 and 16. The Communist Party of India-Marxist, which heads the Left Front, and the Congress drew a blank. An independent candidate also succeeded in one seat. - Nalhati: TMC registered a comfortable win by bagging 14 out of 16 wards. The BJP has come second in most seats. "What is the point of calling them the main opposition. (more...)
Activists Fill Empty Baltimore Confederate Monument with African American 'Lady Liberty' Statue Activists Fill Empty Baltimore Confederate Monument with African American 'Lady Liberty' Statue
- August 17, 2017

In order to avoid any possible violence, Baltimore City chose to remove its statues in secret. Pugh said it's unclear where the statues will end up, adding that there are confederate cemeteries across the country that have inquired about them in the past. (more...)
Baltimore removes Confederate statues in wake of Charlottesville Baltimore removes Confederate statues in wake of Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

The Lee monument is on state property, which means the city does not have authority to order its removal. A day later, some legislators said it's time to talk about repeal. Earlier this week, Rep. Garland Pierce, a former head of the state Legislative Black Caucus, opposed an attempt to repeal, saying it would succeed only in stirring animosity. (more...)
Avoiding border posts is 'essential' for Ireland's economy
- August 17, 2017

The Foreign Affairs Minister says he welcomes the partnership approach being put forward by the UK. "As Michel Barnier (EU chief negotiator) himself has said, the solution can not be based on a precedent so we're looking forward to seeing the EU's position paper on Ireland". (more...)
'NBA 2K18′ To Feature All-Time Teams And 16 New Classic Squads 'NBA 2K18′ To Feature All-Time Teams And 16 New Classic Squads
- August 17, 2017

The Miami Heat during that time featured Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning. Those two All-Stars also benefited from having a strong supporting cast which included the likes of Jamal Mashburn, Dan Majerle and P.J. I'm torn. I want NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18 . " NBA 2K " digital marketing director Ronnie Singh, also known as " Ronnie 2K " on social media, has been pushing out overall ratings to players on Twitter in the lead-up to the latest edition of the franchise. (more...)
Injuries reported as van crashes into crowd in Barcelona Injuries reported as van crashes into crowd in Barcelona
- August 17, 2017

There are multiple injuries, police said, but have not yet said whether the incident was intentional or accidental. Photos and videos showing emergency personnel flocking to the scene flooded social media. It was not immediately clear if the van had been deliberately driven into people, but vehicles have been used as weapons in several terror attacks in Europe in recent years. (more...)
Charlottesville tries to recover after white supremacy marches turn deadly Charlottesville tries to recover after white supremacy marches turn deadly
- August 17, 2017

White nationalists had assembled in the city to protest plans to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and counter-protesters gathered in opposition. Asked to clarify the statement, a White House official doubled down: "The President was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides". (more...)
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: PSG mock Neymar's former club Real Madrid vs Barcelona: PSG mock Neymar's former club
- August 17, 2017

Benzema scored Madrid's deserved second goal in the 39th minute off a clinical self-volley from Marcelo's assist, giving Real a 2-0 lead on the day and a 5-1 advantage on aggregate. "I think we were superior across the whole tie", Asensio told Spanish TV station Telecinco. Gerard Deulofeu scored and provided two assists in just 45 minutes in Neymar's role as Barca completed their pre-season preparations by sweeping aside Chapecoense 5-0 on Monday. (more...)
Britain seeks invisible border for Northern Ireland in Brexit negotiations
- August 17, 2017

Opposition politicians criticised the government for wanting to have "their cake and eat it", while pro-Brexit campaigners said Britain was taking a "defeatist attitude" by accepting it could not implement new trade deals during the interim period. (more...)
Brigitte Macron seeks to calm first lady storm with glossy interview Brigitte Macron seeks to calm first lady storm with glossy interview
- August 17, 2017

A cap for our new first lady, who had always refused to speak openly for the arrival of her husband to power. She added: "I don't feel like a First Lady". An interview during which the wife of the head of state has demonstrated his now legendary spontaneity that so many of his staff will have rented during the presidential campaign. (more...)
Rangers to set up solar telescope to view eclipse Rangers to set up solar telescope to view eclipse
- August 17, 2017

If you do want to look directly at the eclipse , you will need special filtered spectacles meeting the ISO 12312-2 global safety standard. "This standard requires lenses to be thousands of times darker than typical sunglasses". Looking directly into the sun can do serious damage to one's eyesight, which is why it's imperative to take the proper safety precautions before viewing the eclipse . (more...)
Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US Mattis: US would 'take out' any NKorean missile aimed at US
- August 17, 2017

President Donald Trump said the United States stood behind Guam "1,000 per cent" and predicted tourism would see a boost as a result of the nuclear threats. "He conducted two in July so it wouldn't surprise me if there's another missile test", Pompeo said. New U.N. sanctions condemning North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from the North. (more...)
No, regular sunglasses aren't safe for Solar Eclipse No, regular sunglasses aren't safe for Solar Eclipse
- August 17, 2017

Never stare at the sun directly during a partial eclipse or at any other time; you can easily permanently damage your eyes . Unfortunately, most are already sold out. Rangers will set up a solar telescope, and there will be solar eclipse glasses for people to use and share, as well as pinhole projectors . If you're heading to a watch party outside of Cleveland, here is where you can find the exact timing of the partial eclipse in your location. (more...)
Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees Uganda receives one million South Sudan refugees
- August 17, 2017

THE worldwide community has been urged to fulfil promises of financial aid to Uganda and help support multitudes of refugees. "This unhappy one-million milestone must serve as a wake-up call to the global community that much more is needed from them", said Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director. (more...)
Ahead of AIADMK merger, Palanisamy says will probe death of Jayalalithaa Ahead of AIADMK merger, Palanisamy says will probe death of Jayalalithaa
- August 17, 2017

While O Panneerselvam was the interim CM of the state after Jayalalitha's death, the AIADMK general secretary Sasikala wanted to become the CM. Jayalalithaa died on December 5 past year after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai where she had been admitted on September 22 following complaints of fever and dehydration. (more...)
US JCS Chief: US and China Have US JCS Chief: US and China Have "Many Difficult Issues"
- August 17, 2017

On Tuesday, General Joseph Dunford, chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, inked the agreement with his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui at the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army during a three-day visit to China. "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Gen Dunford told reporters that he has advised the USA leadership not to dial back on the exercises with South Korea. (more...)
Spain rescues 600 migrants in 24 hours Spain rescues 600 migrants in 24 hours
- August 17, 2017

Some estimates say that over 120 people drowned to death while seeking to reach the Spanish coasts. Some migrants use social media to contact the Spanish authorities and inform them of their location once they are in territorial waters, the BBC reported. (more...)
Trump Disbands 2 Business Advisory Councils After String of Resignations Trump Disbands 2 Business Advisory Councils After String of Resignations
- August 17, 2017

Never has a president looked at a display as malevolent and disgusting as the torch-fueled march Friday night in Charlottesville and refused to condemn it, saying "there are two sides to a story". "Let there be no doubt - there is no justification for bigotry expressed by any white supremacist group", Fung said in a statement. "I think they're finding the cost of alignment with Trump is too high", he said. (more...)
CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council CIO chief leaves Trump's manufacturing council
- August 17, 2017

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka resigned from President Donald Trump's manufacturing council on Tuesday in the wake of a press conference at which Trump again blamed "both sides" for the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va. Merck CEO Ken Frazier was first to leave the council, drawing the ire of Trump, who nearly immediately attacked him on Twitter over the pharmaceutical company and rising prices for medications. (more...)
Melbourne Named World's Most Liveable City for Record Seventh Year Melbourne Named World's Most Liveable City for Record Seventh Year
- August 17, 2017

Others in the 10 most liveable cities in the world include Toronto at the fourth place, followed by Calgary (5th), Adelaide (6th), Perth (7th), Auckland (8th), Helsinki (9th) and Hamburg (10th). The cause for many city's drop in liveability was the threat of terrorism - including Sydney and Manchester . " This is a win for all Victorians, who contribute so much to making Melbourne the best place to live in the world ", Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said. (more...)
Trump's Advisory Councils Disband But Who Cares? He Never Liked Them Anyway Trump's Advisory Councils Disband But Who Cares? He Never Liked Them Anyway
- August 17, 2017

Anyway, this group is "celebrating" the collapse of Trump's business advisory councils . In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May offered a rare rebuke of Trump by one of the United States' closest foreign allies. Frazier's resignation was followed by the CEOs of Under Armour Inc and Intel Corp later on Monday. "There's always the risk that CEOs will not have their brand associated with administration initiatives, which is extremely risky for the president's agenda", said ... (more...)
Woman taken hostage at Dutch radio station by man with knife Woman taken hostage at Dutch radio station by man with knife
- August 17, 2017

A man reportedly threatened a woman in the parking lot of the station building with a knife before forcing her inside the premises, police told local media. A Reuters reporter on the scene could see police had partially cordoned off the building in the city of Hilversum. The hostage has been released and is being looked after by ambulance staff. (more...)
White Supremacists Loved President Trump's Latest Comments on Charlottesville White Supremacists Loved President Trump's Latest Comments on Charlottesville
- August 17, 2017

Michael Moore led an audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest his comments. The activity this past weekend in the small college town centered around a protest of the planned removal of a statue of Gen. Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier stepped down from the Manufacturing Council Monday, and the CEOs of Under Armour , Intel , 3M, Campbell Soup , AFL-CIO and the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing followed suit. (more...)
North Korean leader Kim recalls ambassadors to discuss escalation North Korean leader Kim recalls ambassadors to discuss escalation
- August 17, 2017

US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster recently declared the United Stated was prepared to wage a "preventive war" against North Korea if that was to be deemed necessary - although the current deployment of the US aircraft carriers does not seem to bode a military operation. (more...)
United Nations chief Urges Trump, Kim To 'dial down' Rhetoric Over Nuclear War United Nations chief Urges Trump, Kim To 'dial down' Rhetoric Over Nuclear War
- August 17, 2017

Moon says he believes dialogue with North Korea can happen when North Korea stops missile and nuclear tests. Guterres welcomed the "continued critical engagement" by Member States and supported "the call of the Republic of Korea to the DPRK to engage in credible and meaningful dialogue". (more...)

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