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Florida woman makes unique sign to get power back after Irma
- September 20, 2017

Kynse Leigh Agles needed help to keep herself safe, and made it known! "It worked everybody!" the elated woman posted along with a photo of two utility workers standing behind her sign , on which they wrote: "Power on due to your PPL lineman". (more...)
Tata Steel Signs 50:50 Joint Venture With Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel Signs 50:50 Joint Venture With Thyssenkrupp
- September 20, 2017

ThyssenKrupp announced the final accord would be signed at the beginning of next year. However, both labor reps and Thyssenkrupp's activist shareholders, including Cevian Capital, have pushed for alternatives to a Tata Steel tie-up that included a split of the steel operations from the company's engineering division. (more...)
United Nations chief says statesmanship needed on North Korea, takes digs at Trump United Nations chief says statesmanship needed on North Korea, takes digs at Trump
- September 20, 2017

According to Guterres, "we are a world in pieces", which needs to become "a world in peace" instead. The 10-point Declaration for support for United Nations reforms aims to simplify procedures and decentralize decisions, with greater transparency, efficiency and accountability, according to Guterres. (more...)
Ghani Calls On Region To Change Their Views On Afghan War Ghani Calls On Region To Change Their Views On Afghan War
- September 20, 2017

Welcoming US President Donald Trump's new Afghan strategy announced in August, Ghani said it "consolidates all instruments of American power, conveying a message that the Taliban and their backers can not win militarily". The Afghan government, he said, has proven that it is committed to peace through its own internal processes, as demonstrated by the peace agreement with Hizb-i-Islami. (more...)
Unemployment keeps going up in county Unemployment keeps going up in county
- September 20, 2017

In August, eight states had unemployment rate increases, the largest of which was in IN (+0.4 percentage point), closely followed by California, New Jersey, Oregon, and West Virginia (+0.3 point each). "The Michigan jobless rate, although up slightly in August, remains very low compared with prior years", said Jason Palmer, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. (more...)
United States resumes fast processing of H-1B visa applications United States resumes fast processing of H-1B visa applications
- September 20, 2017

This move Donald Trump is also indirectly to control the foreign tech workers entering into the United States, thereby minimizing the employment opportunities of local techies. "If the 15- calendar day processing time is not met, the agency will refund the petitioner's premium processing service fee and continue with expedited processing of the application", the USCIS said . (more...)
Congress could not deliver on job creation, neither can Modi: Rahul Gandhi Congress could not deliver on job creation, neither can Modi: Rahul Gandhi
- September 20, 2017

Gandhi also spoke about India-China relations. "The problem everywhere in India is the concentration of power". Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-week United States tour, slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again and claimed that " Make in India " is moving in a wrong direction; claiming that India is still facing a huge deficiency in job opportunities. (more...)
U.S. to take 50 of our refugees U.S. to take 50 of our refugees
- September 20, 2017

The Manus Island detention centre is due to close at the end of October, and tensions on the island have been rising. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has welcomed an announcement by the United States that it will accept 54 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru under the agreement struck previous year with Barack Obama. (more...)
Diplomatic demarche: Pakistan protests use of Swiss soil by BLA terrorists Diplomatic demarche: Pakistan protests use of Swiss soil by BLA terrorists
- September 20, 2017

Otherwise, what was justification, in the first place, to host "Baloch Liberation Army", terrorist outfit on Swiss soil and then allowing it to launch anti-Pakistan and secessionist campaign and that too with the connivance of Swiss authorities? They further added that "recently, the US President Donald Trump has called Pakistan a safe haven for terrorists". (more...)
Senators grill Navy officials on crashes, sailors' deaths Senators grill Navy officials on crashes, sailors' deaths
- September 20, 2017

Neither Richardson nor the new Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, must accept the retirement or the request to accelerate the process. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer is scheduled to testify along with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. (more...)
Tolls to resume in most of Florida on Thursday Tolls to resume in most of Florida on Thursday
- September 20, 2017

On Monday, neither Scott's office nor the Florida Department Transportation had new insight to offer, following requests from the Herald/Times. Several important Florida highways are toll roads including the Florida Turnpike, which runs from 60 miles north of Orlando all the way to Miami-Dade County, as well as a number of tolled roads in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa. (more...)
Mount Agung Eruption Fears as BNPB Tips Possible Evacuation Mount Agung Eruption Fears as BNPB Tips Possible Evacuation
- September 20, 2017

The alert has raised concerns for Australians heading to Bali for the school holidays, which start this Saturday in Western Australia. On Wednesday morning, flights out of Perth Airport remained unaffected but travellers are being urged to check with their airlines before flying. (more...)
Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea Mattis Says Diplomacy Best Course Against North Korea
- September 20, 2017

The senator will also be meeting with U.S. defence secretary James Mattis on Thursday to discuss issues relating to North Korea. "That kind of language I think is risky". Lavrov said Russia's position on the issue is "completely identical" to China's. A few weeks ago, the United Nations has warned North Korea regarding its nuclear weapons program and has imposed sanctions to the hermit country. (more...)
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Are A Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Are A "Global Health Emergency"
- September 20, 2017

Separately, the World Health Organization today also published a report entitled, "Prioritization of pathogens to guide discovery, research and development of new antibiotics for drug-resistant bacterial infections, including tuberculosis". (more...)
Reward offered after state penitentiary inmates escape in Parchman Reward offered after state penitentiary inmates escape in Parchman
- September 20, 2017

How the pair made their getaway from the maximum-security prison farm in Mississippi's Delta region remained under investigation. Sanders, 41, and Ryan Young, 22, were discovered missing during the routine count at the state penitentiary at Parchman on Monday, although authorities have not released information on how they escaped. (more...)
Will move SC for change in order on Chakma refugees: Rijiju Will move SC for change in order on Chakma refugees: Rijiju
- September 20, 2017

In Itanagar , bandh supporters damaged vehicles including a state transport bus and a private vehicle in the morning, superintendent of police Sagar Singh Kalsi said. The state chief minister Pema Khandu on Monday reiterated concerns of locals in a letter to Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh . Rijiju also said that Government would appeal in the Supreme Court against its earlier 2015 directions to grant citizenship to them. (more...)
Nebraska corn, soybean harvests just beginning Nebraska corn, soybean harvests just beginning
- September 20, 2017

Corn maturity is up to 34% - well behind last year's total of 50% and the five-year average of 47%. Harvested was 2 percent, equal to previous year, but behind 7 average. The USDA rated 59 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition, down from 60 percent the previous week. Pasture and range condition was rated 14 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 15 percent good and 1 percent excellent. (more...)
HCSO Hosts National Child Passenger Safety Week Press Conference HCSO Hosts National Child Passenger Safety Week Press Conference
- September 20, 2017

Numerous HCSO personnel were in attendance including Chief Deputy Allen Branum, Support Services Director Gino Bennett, Traffic Division Captain Charles Lowery, Jr., Sergeant David Tittle, and Safe Journey Program Manager, Rebecca Campbell. (more...)
'ISI Man' Held For Blackmailing Woman Army Officer 'ISI Man' Held For Blackmailing Woman Army Officer
- September 20, 2017

In her complaint, the officer mentioned that she was getting calls and obscene morphed pictures from unknown numbers and messages on Facebook by a profile user called Ikta Sharma. The suspect reportedly blackmailed the colonel in a bid to extract confidential information related to defence. On the basis of the information gained through the Facebook profile and the records of the two numbers, Parvez was detained. (more...)
Who is Nikki Haley, the tough US ambassador to the UN? Who is Nikki Haley, the tough US ambassador to the UN?
- September 20, 2017

The president, echoing his nickname for Kim, argued that "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime". Some leaders will also push Trump not to give up on a 2015 deal curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions in return for a lifting of UN, US and European sanctions, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was time to "fix it - or cancel it". (more...)
Melania Trump lawsuit threat forces Zagreb language school to remove billboards Melania Trump lawsuit threat forces Zagreb language school to remove billboards
- September 20, 2017

Trump's Slovenian attorney, NataĊĦa Pirc-Musar, said in a statement to the Associated Press . A billboard for The American Institute in Zagreb featured Ms Trump in front of a U.S. Cars drive past the empty advertising space from which a billboard depicting the first lady Melania Trump was removed, in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Sept. (more...)
UN Secretary-General condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch UN Secretary-General condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch
- September 20, 2017

President Donald Trump . Evans Revere and Jonathan Pollack of the Brookings Institution wrote in a paper that Washington should declare that any future North Korean missiles toward or over United States or allied territory would be deemed a direct threat that would "be addressed with the full range of U.S. (more...)
Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military
- September 20, 2017

Regarding Taiwan issues, the Senate version of the bill states that it is "the sense of Congress" that the USA should strengthen its long-standing partnership and strategic cooperation with Taiwan. The measure, presented initially by Sen. The defense bill's ban would also cover the military and government contractors. " Kaspersky Lab has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyberespionage or offensive cyber efforts, and it's disconcerting that a private company ... (more...)
SpiceJet flight overshoots runway at airport; all passengers safe SpiceJet flight overshoots runway at airport; all passengers safe
- September 20, 2017

As many as 56 flights have been diverted to different airports till this morning as the main runway continues to be out of use due to the SpiceJet aircraft stuck there, an airport official said. Partial operation is being carried out from the secondary runway (14/32 ) but due to the tailwinds, flight departures and arrivals are quite slow. There was no smoke or fire emanating from the Boeing aircraft, said the officials. (more...)
Detroit tax foreclosures plummet over two years Detroit tax foreclosures plummet over two years
- September 20, 2017

There are about 36,000 people in payment plans now, Sabree said. "We can't stabilize neighborhoods if we keep moving people out", said Mayor Mike Duggan. Detroit ended its last two fiscal year with balanced budgets, putting the city on the path to terminating post-bankruptcy state oversight next year. (more...)

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