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Tharanga banned for next two ODIs, Kapugedara to lead Tharanga banned for next two ODIs, Kapugedara to lead
- August 26, 2017

This is the second time in three months that Tharanga has been suspended for a over-rate offence as during the Champions Trophy in England in June, he suffered the same fate . This means he will miss Sri Lanka's crucial games against India. Sri Lanka also have made two changes to their squad, bringing in Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who was initially left out of the ODI team, and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne for at least the next two matches. (more...)
Taking a Look at the Data Behind Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)
- August 26, 2017

Huntington National Bank now owns 583,966 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $47,044,000 after buying an additional 83,922 shares during the last quarter. Oakbrook Invs Lc reported 45,100 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. (NYSE:EMR) stake by 9,052 shares to 27,197 valued at $1.52M in 2016Q4. Ny State Teachers Retirement has 0.32% invested in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) for 1.71 million shares. (more...)
Dera to challenge verdict in higher court Dera to challenge verdict in higher court
- August 26, 2017

Would not allow anyone to disturb peace in Punjab", Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh are said to be in direct touch with the Haryana government. In Panchkula , 29 people had died and over 250 were injured after the Dera Sacha Sauda followers went on a rampage . - Instances of violence are deeply distressing. (more...)
China Seeks to Properly Address Differences with Seoul China Seeks to Properly Address Differences with Seoul
- August 26, 2017

The exchange of messages was made "as routine", Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday, adding Seoul should have a look back at the lessons of the past 25 years. Instead, China sent its science and technology minister to a South Korean embassy event in Beijing. China's Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou also was scheduled to attend the reception in Beijing, which was expected to see some 500 Chinese and Korean attendees. (more...)
Felix Arroyo, Boston health services official, fired after sexual harassment allegations Felix Arroyo, Boston health services official, fired after sexual harassment allegations
- August 26, 2017

Arroyo has been fired from his job. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's health and human services chief, Felix G. Arroyo, was sacked after a city employee filed a sexual harassment claim against him. "Felix Arroyo has been terminated from the City of Boston after a comprehensive internal investigation", Walsh spokeswoman Laura Oggeri said in a statement Friday. (more...)
Sebastian Gorka resigns from the White House Sebastian Gorka resigns from the White House
- August 26, 2017

After watching the recent changes at the White House , Gorka claimed in his resignation letter, he wanted to leave because he came to the realization that the best way he could continue to serve President Trump would be as an outsider. Gorka also was a member of the White House's Strategic Initiatives Group, which he described as a focal point for task forces collaborating with people outside government. (more...)
At Least 16 Americans Affected By 'Health Attacks' In Cuba At Least 16 Americans Affected By 'Health Attacks' In Cuba
- August 26, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a staunch critic of former President Obama's decision to reopen relations with Cuba after decades of Cold War isolation, said: "U.S. Several U.S. citizens at the embassy were evacuated to the United States over the past six months for treatment of a variety of complaints. "From the Canadian perspective we would not assume automatically that this was necessarily intentional", said an official in Ottawa, who said the Cubans had been "incredibly cooperative" with the ... (more...)
North Korea Fires 'unidentified Projectiles' Into The Air North Korea Fires 'unidentified Projectiles' Into The Air
- August 26, 2017

The launches come as tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops take part in joint military drills in the South, which Pyongyang views as a highly provocative rehearsal for an invasion of its own territory. North Korea's military had threatened missile launches toward Guam. Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, told reporters Saturday morning the launches would not directly affect Japan's security, and that no missiles have reached Japan's territorial water and exclusive ... (more...)
Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown Local Analyst Explains President Trump's Threat of Government Shutdown
- August 26, 2017

I think Senator Lindsey Graham of SC had a great line in The New York Times this week where he said , the Senate is kind of like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Article 5, an attack against one of us is an attack against all of us. (more...)
Qatar says its ambassador to return to Iran: foreign ministry
- August 26, 2017

Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran , disregarding the demands of Arab nations that it lessen its ties to Tehran. Qatar's Foreign Ministry announced on August 24 that its ambassador would " return to resume his diplomatic duties", without specifying an exact date for the ambassador's return or providing his name. (more...)
What Was Behind Barcelona Terror Suspect's Paris Shopping Spree? What Was Behind Barcelona Terror Suspect's Paris Shopping Spree?
- August 26, 2017

Hans Bonte, mayor of Vilvoorde, said last week that Es Satty had been "intensely screened" by Belgian police at the time, and he had told Spanish police by email of his whereabouts. Another man was later stabbed in a carjacking linked to Abouyaaqoub's attempt to escape; the attacker was shot dead by police on August 21 . Sources from the independent bloc, which has an absolute majority in the Barcelona parliament, said the attacks won't change their October 1 goal. (more...)
Sen. Jeff Flake: Trump 'inviting' 2020 primary challenge by how he's governing
- August 26, 2017

But some Arizona Republicans told NPR that they were unhappy with Flake's criticisms of the president . He called for Trump to drop out following the Access Hollywood tape that leaked in October, and he released a book that was largely seen as a rebuke of Trump's ideology and style of governance. (more...)
Single winning ticket scoops massive $900m Powerball jackpot Single winning ticket scoops massive $900m Powerball jackpot
- August 26, 2017

The $758.7 million jackpot reflects the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years, increasing 5 percent annually. "So yeah, it's one in 290 million, pretty slim odds". The 20-year-old store clerk at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee sold the ticket to the 53-year-old hospital worker who came up with the winning combination of numbers. (more...)
Huddersfield sign Swiss defender on loan Huddersfield sign Swiss defender on loan
- August 26, 2017

Profiling Huddersfield Town's new signingWagner added: "The position where we were short was right back so we are very happy to have found him". An attack-minded right back , he would certainly suit Wagner's style of play and he's attracted interest from plenty of clubs since Ingolstadt's relegation to 2. (more...)
North Korea missile launch fails North Korea missile launch fails
- August 26, 2017

It added that the missile posed no threat to the USA territory of Guam, which the North had previously warned it would fire missiles toward. None of the missiles, which were launched near Kittaeryong, had posed a threat to either North America or the US Pacific territory of Guam, the spokesman said. (more...)
Trump Gives Mattis Wide Discretion Over Transgender Ban Trump Gives Mattis Wide Discretion Over Transgender Ban
- August 26, 2017

A White House official added that Mattis' decisions regarding the ban's development and implementation will be based on "military effectiveness", "budgetary concerns" and other pertinent matters. At the time of Mr. Trump's tweet, the Pentagon was not prepared to change its policy. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn't say whether the White House was close to sending such guidance to the Defense Department. (more...)
Yingluck 'has fled the country' Yingluck 'has fled the country'
- August 26, 2017

Yingluck's former commerce minister was jailed in a related case for 42 years on Friday. Bangkok's metropolitan police said around 4,000 police were deployed at the court and checkpoints had been set up. The Shinawatra family has dominated Thai politics for more than 15 years and their parties have won every general election since 2001, but it is at the heart of a bitter and bloody power struggle in Thailand. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey is rerouting cruise ships Hurricane Harvey is rerouting cruise ships
- August 26, 2017

The Port of Galveston has closed to all vessel traffic and commercial activities due to Hurricane Harvey. The Freedom now has 3,666 passengers and the Valor is carrying 3,628 passengers. Liberty of the Seas left Cozumel at 5 p.m. for Galveston, according to Royal Caribbean. So in brief Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor will not be arriving in Galveston as scheduled and instead will call in New Orleans to pick up essential supplies. (more...)
Kushner says Trump Kushner says Trump "committed" to achieving peace in Mideast
- August 26, 2017

A statement from Netanyahu's office after the meeting said the talks were "substantive" but gave no details on progress. Palestinian officials, including Abbas, have recently expressed dismay about Washington's approach to the peace process. (more...)
Headless Torso Found In Copenhagen Is Missing Swedish Journalist Headless Torso Found In Copenhagen Is Missing Swedish Journalist
- August 26, 2017

He was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter the day after Ms Wall disappeared, but insists she died in an accident before he buried her at sea. Investigators found traces of her blood inside the vessel . A private submarine sits on a pier in Copenhagen Harbour, Denmark . In 2015, Madsen had sent a text message to two members of the board saying "there is a curse on Nautilus". (more...)
North Korea Fires Off Salvo Of Ballistic Missiles North Korea Fires Off Salvo Of Ballistic Missiles
- August 26, 2017

The Yonhap news agency , however, has claimed they could be missiles. Thousands of US and South Korean troops are now taking part in joint military drills, which are mainly largely computer-simulated exercises. North Korea has accelerated its missile testing programme. This launch comes after the United Nations agreed to impose costly economic sanctions on the country. (more...)
STV Group PLC (STVG.L) Shares Moving On Volume STV Group PLC (STVG.L) Shares Moving On Volume
- August 26, 2017

In a transaction dated January 03, 2017, the shares were bought at an average price of $12.25, giving away a sum of $33,369. GES has been the subject of a number of other reports. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. Now the shares of Guess', Inc . Telsey Advisory Group upped their price objective on Guess? from $12.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a "market perform" rating in a research note on Thursday. (more...)
Japan Says To Impose Additional Sanctions Against North Korea Japan Says To Impose Additional Sanctions Against North Korea
- August 26, 2017

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped punitive measures on a series of Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear programme and trying to evade US sanctions . Also, Trump suggested on the presidential campaign trail that South Korea should pay more money for its own defense, even suggesting that if it doesn't he would be prepared to yank the roughly 28,000 us forces stationed on the peninsula. (more...)
Japan imposes sanctions on companies with Pyongyang ties Japan imposes sanctions on companies with Pyongyang ties
- August 26, 2017

According to the ministry, the drills were routine and in accordance with worldwide law. Japan will impose unilateral sanctions on eight foreign firms and individuals as punishment for their alleged dealings with North Korea. To date, Japan's unilateral sanctions over North Korea were imposed on 72 companies and organizations and over 80 individuals. China has slashed permits for out-of-quota sugar imports to around 1 million tonnes, nearly half of last year's allowance, as it looks to ... (more...)
Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's approach to N. Korea
- August 26, 2017

He drew widespread criticism from many sectors of American society for what was seen as his reluctance to fix blame for the incidents in Charlottesville - most recently his assertion that "both sides" bore responsibility. However, opinion surveys have shown there is no broad support for such measures. "There are some people on the left that are kind of outrageous", Graham said. (more...)