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1984 riots: SC orders re-investigation of 186 cases 1984 riots: SC orders re-investigation of 186 cases
- January 10, 2018

When the victims recalled that such an SIT had been quashed following objections that said investigation was the police's forte and not the court's, Chief Justice Misra said: "That is history". The SIT is headed by Pramod Asthana, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, and has Rakesh Kapoor, a retired district and sessions judge, and Kumar Gyanesh, an additional deputy commissioner of Delhi Police, as its members. (more...)
Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Honduras coast Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Honduras coast
- January 10, 2018

The tremor struck in the sea about 125 miles north-northeast of Barra Patuca, Honduras, and 188 miles southwest of George Town, Cayman Islands. There were no early reports of fatalities or serious damage. "As a result, people should know the natural warning signs and act accordingly", it said. "Being aware can save you and your loved ones from this unsafe hazard". (more...)
Rep. Darrell Issa will not seek re-election Rep. Darrell Issa will not seek re-election
- January 10, 2018

His district covers areas of San Diego and Orange counties, and his retirement comes just days after another GOP congressman from the area, Ed Royce, announced that he also would not run. Mr. Issa, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has served in Congress since 2001. DCCC spokesman Drew Godinich said in a statement that "California Republicans clearly see the writing on the wall and realize that their party and its priorities are toxic to their re-election chances in 2018". (more...)
Mpumalanga police appeal to medical personnel to help track injured rapist Mpumalanga police appeal to medical personnel to help track injured rapist
- January 10, 2018

The police's Leonard Hlathi says the mother and her daughter are receiving counselling. They now hope his injuries will mean the man can be bought to justice. After she bit her attacker, he fled and was "currently not found", the statement explained. South African police recorded a total of 39,828 rapes in 2016 to 2017, an average of around 109 per day. (more...)
Yeah I'll beat Oprah but I don't think she'll run, says Trump Yeah I'll beat Oprah but I don't think she'll run, says Trump
- January 10, 2018

DeMille Award. During a meeting with members of Congress about immigration on Tuesday, Trump told reporters that he'll "beat Oprah ", but he doesn't think she'll end up running. As a television star turned president, Donald Trump charted a path that Winfrey potentially could follow. Ben LaBolt, a Democratic consultant, now a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive said, "Some would argue that we need the inverse of Donald Trump to win..." A poll a year ago pegged Winfrey's approval ... (more...)
Trump Slams Feinstein Over Russia Info Release Trump Slams Feinstein Over Russia Info Release
- January 10, 2018

Adds Trump: "Must have tough Primary!" Simpson's interview pertained to the Steele Dossier on Trump that was compiled by his firm during the 2016 campaign. A few minutes after his first tweet , Mr. Trump posted another one in which he reiterated that no collusion occurred and that the "single greatest witch hunt in American history continues". (more...)
Weather: Freezing rain possible Weather: Freezing rain possible
- January 10, 2018

Chance of precipitation is 70%. The Cape area will see the most rain, closer to 3-4 inches, while the Berkshires and parts of Western Massachusetts will see the least, around 1.5-2 inches. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. As with most snow events in Alabama there still is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast - and computer models are not of one mind on what could transpire. (more...)
SLM Corporation (SLM) EPS Estimated At $0.19
- January 10, 2018

Citigroup initiated coverage on SLM in a report on Monday, October 16th. They issued an outperform rating and a $17.00 target price for the company. It has outperformed by 61.31% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in Q3 2017. Among 11 analysts covering Sallie Mae (NASDAQ:SLM), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. (more...)
Hamas leader shot, in critical condition Hamas leader shot, in critical condition
- January 10, 2018

Spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Interior and National Security, Iyad al-Bazm, said Alami has been taken to the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City to receive medical treatment. The senior Hamas leader mostly worked out of Syria until 2012; he suffered from leg injuries under mysterious circumstances during the 2014 Israel-Hamas conflict and was reportedly chosen to lead Hamas in Gaza in November 2016. (more...)
In China, Macron urges openness, pitches France Inc In China, Macron urges openness, pitches France Inc
- January 10, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron took a heavyweight team of business leaders and trade experts on his three-day trip to Beijing Monday. France, which runs a €30 billion (S$47.8 billion) deficit with China, has, like other European nations, demanded reciprocal access to the huge Chinese market. (more...)
Iran oil tanker ablaze, sinking after collision off China Coast Iran oil tanker ablaze, sinking after collision off China Coast
- January 10, 2018

And that is not even the worst-case scenario that is scaring experts. That is equivalent to just under 1 million barrels, worth about $76 million, based on global crude oil prices. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the cause of the collision was under investigation. The fumes "could aggravate existing health conditions or lead to coughing or asthma", Anifowose said. (more...)
Sens. Kamala Harris And Cory Booker Join Senate Judiciary Committee Sens. Kamala Harris And Cory Booker Join Senate Judiciary Committee
- January 10, 2018

There are 11 majority members on the committee, and 10 minority members. With the new appointments, the Republican advantage on the committee narrows to one seat . "The Senate Judiciary Committee plays a vital role in the protection of our Constitution and core civil rights, and the shape of the federal judiciary". (more...)
Warming temperatures through the week, with a rain chance on the way Warming temperatures through the week, with a rain chance on the way
- January 10, 2018

Expect mostly clouds skies with more rain on Friday as a cold front and area of low pressure move through the region. Southeasterly winds will be light but bring in moisture ahead of our next rainmaker. Winds will pick up out of the northwest and could get quite gusty. The storm will bring rain into Friday mixing to freezing rain and snow into Friday night and Saturday . (more...)
Church school supporter is new Education Secretary
- January 10, 2018

It was understood that both officials in the Department for Education and the Prime Minister herself wanted to remove the cap that means 50 per cent of places at new faith schools must be given irrespective of faith. The Bishop of East Anglia was particularly vocal, asking Catholics to write to their local MP as well as the Education Secretary. Now, the appointment of Damian Hinds, who was educated at a Catholic boys' grammar school , as her successor has been interpreted as opening the ... (more...)
Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump Mueller conveys interest in questioning Trump
- January 10, 2018

Mueller has interviewed figures close to Trump such as White House communications director Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump campaign staffer: Hope Hicks "loves Trump like a father" Mercedes Schlapp joins White House as senior communications adviser Hope Hicks named Trump's third White House communications director MORE , former press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer: CNN "doing a disservice" by boycotting White House Christmas party DNC attorneys allowed to depose ... (more...)
Discovery leaving Silver Spring for NY Discovery leaving Silver Spring for NY
- January 10, 2018

About 1,300 Discovery employees are based in the Silver Spring area, and 1,000 are based at Scripps' Knoxville headquarters. The company was tight-lipped about what the purchase would mean for the future of its Silver Spring HQ, despite putting $ 10 million into renovations for the building a year ago. (more...)
UIDAI Implements Virtual ID & Limited KYC To Improve User Authentication UIDAI Implements Virtual ID & Limited KYC To Improve User Authentication
- January 10, 2018

If a user generates a new Virtual ID, the older ID will be automatically cancelled. This consists of a 16 digit Virtual ID and limited know-your-customer (KYC) for Aadhaar number holders. Agencies can do their own KYC and will identify users with "tokens". The petitioner and chairman of the NGO, Ranjan Lakhanpal has informed the court that leakage of Aadhaar data is a very serious matter as Aadhaar data provides personal information about the card holder, making it a big security breach. (more...)
Tragedy as young girl takes her own life after vile online bullying Tragedy as young girl takes her own life after vile online bullying
- January 10, 2018

The family from Katherine in the Northern Territory have taken aim at keyboard warriors following the young girl's death and vow her life won't be a "waste". Dolly could be anyone's daughter, sister, friend. However, NCAB said that overall bullying rates have declined, suggesting that bad behaviour online is an isolated yet challenging problem. (more...)
Syrian army reports Israeli strikes against Damascus area Syrian army reports Israeli strikes against Damascus area
- January 10, 2018

The majority of the deaths were fighters from the rebel group, in addition to seven civilians, with several people still unaccounted for, it said. Israel is concerned that Iran will use the power vacuum in war-torn Syria and strong Russian influence to establish military bases in Syria with the aim of opening up a second front against Israel in the event of a war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militia. (more...)
Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy
- January 10, 2018

In combating the effects of foreign drug cartels, they note the work of a Mexican think tank who estimated that legalization of marijuana nationwide in the United States would have the effect of crippling the Mexican drug cartels financially, reducing their intake by $1.6 billion (or 80 percent) annually. (more...)
'Long-suffering Thameslink passengers have experienced worst rail performance' 'Long-suffering Thameslink passengers have experienced worst rail performance'
- January 10, 2018

Since March 2017, the percentage of trains arriving within five minutes of their scheduled time has exceeded 80 per cent, however this is still below the national average. The Department and Govia Thameslink have agreed a settlement where the operator will fund a £13.4 million spending programme for missing its targets to date. (more...)
In 1999, Trump wanted Oprah to be his vice-president In 1999, Trump wanted Oprah to be his vice-president
- January 10, 2018

Jones then aired his own doubts about a Winfrey presidency and alleged that his "Hollywood contacts" told him that Weinstein and Winfrey sleep with young women together, building off accusations that Winfrey told an aspiring actress that Weinstein would help her career before Weinstein allegedly forced himself on her. (more...)
Government considers extension to bag charge in England Government considers extension to bag charge in England
- January 10, 2018

But Theresa May and Michael Gove will set out plans for the levy to cover nearly all plastic bags. Currently, all retailers in England with more than 250 workers are legally required to charge at least 5p for plastic bags, and donate extra proceeds to charitable causes after new measures were introduced back in 2015. (more...)
Citizens Against Government Waste Disagrees with President Trump on Earmarks Citizens Against Government Waste Disagrees with President Trump on Earmarks
- January 10, 2018

Some members of Congress have also called for reviving earmarks, but Republican Representative Mark Walker from North Carolina, who chairs a large conservative faction of the House of Representatives, drew a firm line. Meadows said that earmarks are simply "a way to spend more and to dole out special political favors" and that allowing the practice was an avenue for corruption. (more...)
KeyCorp Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Tupperware Brands Co. (TUP)
- January 10, 2018

About 5.93 million shares traded or 55.84% up from the average. It has outperformed by 12.31% the S&P500. Martingale Asset Management L P boosted its stake in shares of Tupperware Brands by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc accumulated 0% or 180 shares. Connor Clark And Lunn Invest Ltd, British Columbia - Canada-based fund reported 47,845 shares. (more...)

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