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Hurricane Harvey rainfall poses a risk to New Orleans Hurricane Harvey rainfall poses a risk to New Orleans
- August 30, 2017

New Orleans is expected to get between five and 10 inches of rain through Thursday, but flooding could be made worse if the city's pumping system breaks down. Seven of those pumps were relatively small and located in newer sections of the city where flooding weeks ago was not a problem, according to the most recent records posted online Friday night by the city-owned Sewerage & Water Board . (more...)
Basit's scathing letter: Don't believe in hurling insults, says Aizaz Chaudhry Basit's scathing letter: Don't believe in hurling insults, says Aizaz Chaudhry
- August 30, 2017

The letter was addressed to Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry , a former foreign secretary who is now serving as an ambassador in Washington. A man that fought cancer and returned to the service can not be accused of not "having his heart in the right place". (more...)
Harvey's Remnants Bring Rain Harvey's Remnants Bring Rain
- August 30, 2017

AccuWeather is predicting about an inch of rainfall for the area on Saturday . Wednesday through Thursday presents the greatest chance for Kilgore and East Texas to feel the impacts of Tropical Storm Harvey , although the chance of rain continues through Friday . (more...)
Louisiana's Dem Governor Praises Federal Gov's Response To Hurricane Harvey Louisiana's Dem Governor Praises Federal Gov's Response To Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

Gusts up to 80 km/h are predicted for coastal areas and up to 65 km/h in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. The foreboding images of the incoming storm bands from Harvey were lighting up weather radar screens early Tuesday " the 12th anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish on August 29, 2005. (more...)
Oil prices soften as market assesses hurricane damage Oil prices soften as market assesses hurricane damage
- August 30, 2017

Harvey has dumped at least 51.88 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, Texas, marking the highest rainfall of any single storm in the continental U.S. "So we are trying to focus on preparing for and responding to the storm here in Louisiana, but also trying to help our neighbor in Texas". (more...)
Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land
- August 30, 2017

Gov. John Bel Edwards urged people to remain alert but said the state is responding well to less severe conditions in its own borders. Are you having deja vu watching the flooding in Houston? The family from the League City, Texas, area had forged ahead with New Orleans vacation plans as Harvey developed. (more...)
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...)
Trump confused by pair of blond reporters at news conference Trump confused by pair of blond reporters at news conference
- August 30, 2017

Trump is now waging a budget battle with Congress to obtain funding for building the wall , not an easy task due to the total rejection by the Democratic opposition and some Republican lawmakers representing states on the border. Finland recently inherited chairmanship of the advisory Arctic Council from the United States. "Again?" Trump asked Niinisto, perhaps thinking the Finnish president had chosen the same reporter to ask a question the second time. (more...)
Mattis says transgender soldiers can stay - for now Mattis says transgender soldiers can stay - for now
- August 30, 2017

Asked how the policy squared with Trump's pledge to stand up for gay rights, the White House official said the president would ensure that such rights were protected but had been critical previously of the transgender changes under the Obama administration. (more...)
Beware of charity scams after Hurricane Harvey Beware of charity scams after Hurricane Harvey
- August 30, 2017

With captions like "see this terrifying video" or simple pleas to donate, these emails are created to prompt people into opening the attachments. Readers with questions or who want assistance from the Trouble Shooter should call Consumer Protection at 800-942-2669 or 215-348-6060. (more...)
Against Trump, Republicans Are All Talk and No Action Against Trump, Republicans Are All Talk and No Action
- August 30, 2017

Pew asked American adults how they felt about Trump's conduct in office: Whether they "liked" it, had "mixed feelings" or "didn't like it". Thirty-four percent of GOP and right-leaning respondents said they like Trump's conduct as president, 19 percent do not, and 46 percent have mixed feelings. (more...)
UN Security Council weighs what to do next on North Korea UN Security Council weighs what to do next on North Korea
- August 30, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had also complimented North Korea for its restraint in recent weeks. North Korea's conventional and nuclear weapons programmes are a breach of United Nations resolutions. missile defence system in South Korea . Despite continued threats from North Korea , including an August 20 warning that the USA was risking an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war" if it followed through with joint military drills with South Korea, Trump and Tillerson continued ... (more...)
India Still Adheres to BRICS Amid Tensions With China - Ambassador to Russian Federation India Still Adheres to BRICS Amid Tensions With China - Ambassador to Russian Federation
- August 30, 2017

More importantly, it has initiated recalibration of the terms of engagement between the two neighbours who have always shared an uneasy relationship. There was also no clarity on what happens to the road construction by China that was the trigger for the standoff that began on June 16 when Indian troops stopped a People's Liberation Army contingent from building a road in Doklam . (more...)
Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh in last few days, says IOM Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh in last few days, says IOM
- August 30, 2017

The government blames Rohingya insurgents for the violence, including the arson. The official death toll in the violence was 96 as of Sunday, and the actual number is likely to be higher. He said they recovered four bodies and "most probably" many others were missing. "This isn't about politics, this is the most fundamental responsibility of safeguarding human life, an obligation under worldwide humanitarian law", Sundari said. (more...)
September 1 declared as regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Adha September 1 declared as regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Adha
- August 30, 2017

Government of Pakistan had earlier announced Eid-ul-Adha holidays from September 1 to 4 which have now been adopted by all government institutions of the country. It marks the date when Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to show his devotion. The four suspects offered pilgrimage trips at P75,000 each when it is usually priced at P200,000. (more...)
Boeing donates $1 million to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery and relief efforts Boeing donates $1 million to assist Hurricane Harvey recovery and relief efforts
- August 30, 2017

Preliminary estimates indicate that at least 17,000 people sought refuge in more than 45 shelters across Texas Monday night. Volunteer Red Cross Midwest Kentucky Community Board Chair Dean Rowe encourages members of area communities to make a $10 donation. (more...)
OR woman charged with DUI after son reports drunk driving, police say OR woman charged with DUI after son reports drunk driving, police say
- August 30, 2017

Deputies said the driver, Nicole Norris, was arrested after deputies said she failed a sobriety test. An Oregon woman was arrested Saturday after her 11-year-old son called 911 while sitting in a auto and told police his mom was driving drunk, police said. (more...)
Melania Trump Caves to Pressure, Swaps Her Stilettos for Stan Smiths Melania Trump Caves to Pressure, Swaps Her Stilettos for Stan Smiths
- August 30, 2017

For some weird reason, a number of journalists and personalities were fascinated by First Lady Melania Trump's outfit as she departed for Texas with President Donald Trump to visit victims of Hurricane Harvey. "The effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt in Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the country for many months and years to come", she said in a statement on the White House website . (more...)
Can not bring Afghan war into Pakistan, Pak army chief says Can not bring Afghan war into Pakistan, Pak army chief says
- August 30, 2017

Afghanistan's leaders have recently taken to brazenly welcoming an ever-increasing Indian footprint in Kabul and beyond. Two skeletons are coming out of the Afghan closet in terms of Pakistani and Indian involvement . Thanks to president Donald Trump , this is likely to change soon and acquire a transactional shade based on quid pro quo, where acknowledgement is contingent on favours extended. (more...)
Cole: A winning strategy in Afghanistan Cole: A winning strategy in Afghanistan
- August 30, 2017

The U.S.is actually fighting Pakistan in Afghanistan and, ultimately, the outcome will be determined by the Chinese. The Minister told the Senate on Monday that Pakistan had taken Trump's remarks seriously, reports Dawn news. The former ambassador was recently disowned by his own PPP after he wrote an article claiming that the PPP government facilitated the stationing of United States agents in Pakistan. (more...)
Mumbai sinking: Maximum City needs maximum reboot to deal with seasonal showers Mumbai sinking: Maximum City needs maximum reboot to deal with seasonal showers
- August 30, 2017

Surat and Valsad districts in south Gujarat, and Junagadh, Botad, Morbi, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Surendranagar and Mahuva in Saurashtra were among the districts that received heavy rainfall since last night. Mumbai's residents were on Tuesday reminded of the devastating floods of 2005, as torrential rains threw life in the metropolitan region completely out of gear. (more...)
EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) Shares Bought by American Century Companies Inc EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) Shares Bought by American Century Companies Inc
- August 30, 2017

They now have a $21.0 PT on Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP). It has outperformed by 25.36% the S&P500. Here are a few additional firms who have increased or decreased their stake in (MMLP). Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $600,000 activity. 29,000 Summit Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SMLP) shares with value of $673,592 were sold by Newby Steven J . (more...)
Fox Sports Announces Hires Of Les Miles, Mark Helfrich, Danny Kanell Fox Sports Announces Hires Of Les Miles, Mark Helfrich, Danny Kanell
- August 30, 2017

Fox announced the addition of Miles on Tuesday while also confirming it has added former OR coach Mark Helfrich and former ESPN analyst Danny Kanell to its cast of college football commentators. Helfrich spent four seasons as the coach at OR, going 37-16 after replacing Chip Kelly. Being one of the more likable personalities in all of college football, when it was clear Miles would not be in the coaching ranks this season, everyone has been dreaming of seeing him on our televisions every ... (more...)
N-Out sues Smashburger for trademark infringement over 'triple double' burger N-Out sues Smashburger for trademark infringement over 'triple double' burger
- August 30, 2017

Smashburger's Triple Double has two burger patties, and three slices of cheese all situated between toasted and buttered sponge-dough buns. In In-N-Out's view, Smashburger's "Triple Double" burger - launched earlier this summer - cuts way too closely to its own "Double-Double" burger. (more...)
UP Police confirmed arrest of BRD Medical College principal and his wife UP Police confirmed arrest of BRD Medical College principal and his wife
- August 30, 2017

Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh has become the epicenter of politics post the death of more than a 100 children at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital allegedly due to Encephalitis and lack of supply of oxygen in recent times. The couple was arrested by the special task force (STF) of the police from Kanpur while they were planning to "flee" to Allahabad, police sources here said. (more...)

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