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Liferaft hope for survivors of Kiribati ferry tragedy Liferaft hope for survivors of Kiribati ferry tragedy
- February 01, 2018

The ferry left Nonouti Island bound for South Tarawa on January 18, according to authorities, a journey which was supposed to take two days. Mr Tabai said his grief-stricken constituents on the island of 2,000 wanted to know why it took eight days to raise the alarm and how the unseaworthy vessel was allowed to sail in the first place. (more...)
Decide on lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram: SC tells Madras HC Decide on lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram: SC tells Madras HC
- February 01, 2018

Earlier, a single judge bench of the Madras High Court had stayed the LOC issued against the accused in the graft case relating to grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Karti's Chidambaram's father was the Union Finance Minister. (more...)
Quarterly Earnings Forecast Review: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)
- February 01, 2018

Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 710 shares of the medical research company's stock valued at $124,000 after purchasing an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $13.43 million activity. On 9/5/2017 Peter E Hornstra, VP, sold 3,894 with an average share price of $185.18 per share and the total transaction amounting to $721,090.92. (more...)
Qatar Airways' books to open in bid to appease US3's wrath Qatar Airways' books to open in bid to appease US3's wrath
- February 01, 2018

Following a meeting with Qatari officials in Washington this week, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday that Qatar had agreed to match American levels of financial transparency. and airline unions, had earlier said the Gulf carriers are "harming American jobs and the USA aviation industry". Most importantly, however, this agreement will help to alleviate pressure on the government from USA airlines regarding the $17 billion they say the Qatari carrier has received in subsidies since its ... (more...)
Texas Rangers to probe alleged abuse of gymnasts at Karolyi Ranch Texas Rangers to probe alleged abuse of gymnasts at Karolyi Ranch
- February 01, 2018

Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for molesting the dozens of girls who were in his care over the years. At his sentencing hearing in MI, about 160 of his victims gave harrowing accounts of the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Nassar, who served as the programme's physician through four Olympic Games. (more...)
Missile defense test failed to intercept target Missile defense test failed to intercept target
- February 01, 2018

CNN reported that Pentagon officials have decided not to talk about the failure due to sensitivities around North Korea. "The Missile Defence Agency and US Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex (AAMDTC) conducted a live-fire missile flight test using a Standard-Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, Wednesday morning", agency spokesman Mark Wright said. (more...)
Amtrak says no injuries reported to crew, passengers in crash Amtrak says no injuries reported to crew, passengers in crash
- February 01, 2018

The crash, which occurred at about 11:20 a.m., left one person dead and another seriously injured, according to the White House . President Donald Trump has been "fully briefed on the situation" and "is receiving regular updates ". Initial reports indicate that most members of Congress are okay, but several sustained minor injuries. Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District said he was on the train, but unharmed. (more...)
Deportation of Rohingyas should be left to executive: Govt tells Supreme Court Deportation of Rohingyas should be left to executive: Govt tells Supreme Court
- January 31, 2018

To this Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected saying India can not be allowed to become the refugee capital of the world and the matter has to be decided diplomatically. He said this kind of alleged act is gross violation of the global conventions on refugees. It sought a direction to the BSF to file a compliance report directly through MHA regarding their strict adherence to not push back policy for Rohingya refugees. (more...)
Greitens explains tax relief plan Greitens explains tax relief plan
- January 31, 2018

He pointed to the state's low unemployment rate and increased manufacturing jobs and the way he said his administration has "brought common sense back to government". "Right now the state of Missouri takes 348 dollars out of their pocket every year for taxes". He proposed eliminating timely filing discounts. "We need our taxes for roads and infrastructure and to pay our police", one woman told KOLR10 after the rally. (more...)
'Glee' actor Mark Salling found dead while facing prison for child pornography 'Glee' actor Mark Salling found dead while facing prison for child pornography
- January 31, 2018

Actor Matthew Morrison has reacted to the death on Instagram, posting a picture of him between Glee co-stars Salling and Cory Monteith, who died aged 31 in 2013 after ingesting heroin and alcohol. "I'm just saying stop adding to his family's pain", Davis said. Salling's sentencing was scheduled for March but since he hanged himself prior to the sentencing, the plea deal will not be complete and the judge lost the power to order payment to the victims. (more...)
Shares in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST) Purchased by Valeo Financial Advisors LLC
- January 31, 2018

The stock decreased 1.25% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $195.45. After a recent check, shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST ) have been seen trading -2.04% off of the 50-day high and 15.75% away from the 50-day low. (more...)
Steve Kerr ripped the Warriors after blowout loss in Utah Steve Kerr ripped the Warriors after blowout loss in Utah
- January 31, 2018

It certainly wasn't good basketball for the Warriors as they lost by 30 points and were 5-for-25 from beyond the arc. Kerr is normally very reserved after games but he was left seething at his team's disgusting showing in Utah and didn't hold back on his feelings. (more...)
Muslims being harassed in India: J&K Deputy Grand Mufti Muslims being harassed in India: J&K Deputy Grand Mufti
- January 31, 2018

At a press conference in Srinagar on Tuesday, Nasir said Muslims are being "harassed under various pretexts", a report on Greater Kashmir said . Pakistan was formed by 17 crore population. They can't fool Kashmiris anymore. "Their attention will be on that only and they will even miss the scores", Kasmi said, according to Arab News . (more...)
South African police tap Interpol to help with Steinhoff investigation South African police tap Interpol to help with Steinhoff investigation
- January 31, 2018

Markus Jooste, who served as Steinhoff's CEO for almost two decades, resigned in December while Steinhoff announced unspecified accounting irregularities at the company, triggering a sharp sell-off of its shares. "Their investigation will independently establish the facts of what went wrong". "We will be back and we will share", she said. Steinhoff board and management members were on Wednesday unable to answer questions from MPs on exactly what led to the accounting scandal which saw the ... (more...)
Govt will halve child poverty within a decade - Prime Minister Govt will halve child poverty within a decade - Prime Minister
- January 31, 2018

Children must be consulted as part of setting that strategy. Children themselves tell Barnardos that they want action on child poverty, so that no child has to grow up without the basics and so that all children experience a more equal childhood. (more...)
Between The Numbers: Tapestry, Inc. (TPR), Bank of America Corporation (BAC)
- January 31, 2018

About 5.09M shares traded. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) has risen 28.68% since January 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.05% the S&P500. Advisory Ntwk Ltd Llc has 0.43% invested in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) for 148,804 shares. Oak Ridge Investments Limited Liability holds 0.4% in XPO Logistics, Inc. (more...)
Facebook all set to alter its News Feed Facebook all set to alter its News Feed
- January 31, 2018

Well, according to Zuckerberg, if you follow a local publisher or share a local story, it could show up higher in your newsfeed. The social network will use the links clicked by readers living in a small geographic area to identify local publishers. (more...)
Train carrying congressional Republicans crashes into trash truck: what we know Train carrying congressional Republicans crashes into trash truck: what we know
- January 31, 2018

Three Republican members of Congress who represent the 69 News viewing area were apparently not aboard a train that hit a truck in Virginia on Wednesday. - Rep. Ron Estes (@RepRonEstes) January 31, 2018Senator Roberts has let us know that he is fine after the train accident. He said the train stopped quickly after impact. (more...)
US Adds Former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to Sanctions List US Adds Former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to Sanctions List
- January 31, 2018

Hamas has rejected a United States decision to place the group's political chief, Ismail Haniya, on its global "terror list", calling the move a "dangerous development". Trump has made a series of decisions in recent months that have increased tensions in the region. Iran also provides backing for the group. Harakat al-Sabireen has carried out terrorist activities targeting Israel, pursues an anti-American agenda, and has attracted members and supporters of PIJ. (more...)
Sanctioned Russian spy official met with counterparts in US Sanctioned Russian spy official met with counterparts in US
- January 31, 2018

In January 2017, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a report in which it claimed that Russian military intelligence agency the GRU, which works closely with the SVR, played a key role in the hacking campaign. On Tuesday, Trump refused to impose new sanctions against Russian Federation, passed unanimously by Congress in response to Russia's campaign to tip the 2016 election in Trump's favor. (more...)
U.S. defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack U.S. defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack
- January 31, 2018

Earlier on Wednesday Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman described Lebanon's offshore oil and gas licensing process as "very provocative" and urged worldwide firms not to bid. This prompted a swift reply from Aoun, who tweeted: "Lieberman's words about Block 9 are a threat to Lebanon and its right to sovereignty over its territorial waters". (more...)
Rep. Trey Gowdy WON'T SEEK Re-Election Rep. Trey Gowdy WON'T SEEK Re-Election
- January 31, 2018

The high-ranking Republican released an official statement through his office, announcing his impending retirement; adding the GOP lawmaker "enjoys our justice system more than our political system". Trey Gowdy says he will not run for re-election and will "instead be returning to the judicial system". Gowdy took over the high-profile Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January from former chairman Jason Chaffetz, who retired that month. (more...)
Kenyan gov't arrests MP who led Odinga's 'swearing
- January 31, 2018

The government has outlawed the opposition's National Resistance Movement, with Mr Matiangi declaring it an organised criminal group. The Kenya Union of Journalists has condemned the intimidation of media houses and journalists for covering the swearing in ceremony. (more...)
Trump Executive Order Helps Cement Guantanamo's Status As A Forever Prison Trump Executive Order Helps Cement Guantanamo's Status As A Forever Prison
- January 31, 2018

The office of the Director of National Intelligence said in its most recent report on the subject that about 17 percent of the 728 detainees who have been released from Guantanamo are "confirmed" and 12 percent are "suspected" of re-engaging in militant activities. (more...)
African Union and China deny hacking report African Union and China deny hacking report
- January 31, 2018

The Chinese-funded building in Addis Ababa is now hosting the 30th summit of the pan-African body. China has dismissed as "preposterous" and "totally untrue" a report in France's Le Monde newspaper that it was spying on the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa .Kuang Weilin, head of the Chinese mission to the AU, said the AU headquarters is a very important project donated by China to support the pan-African bloc. (more...)

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