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Q2 Weather: More snow, then cold, then more snow Q2 Weather: More snow, then cold, then more snow
- February 09, 2018

Snow should diminish Saturday morning with a break in action until another round of accumulating snow, perhaps 3-5 inches, hits later Saturday night into Sunday morning. Boston, the North Shore, the Merrimack Valley, Worcester and points west are expected to see freezing rain through the night. Snow is forecast to arrive in Greater Boston around 11 a.m., changing to a mix of rain and snow sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. (more...)
Deadly Syrian airstrikes continue Deadly Syrian airstrikes continue
- February 09, 2018

Among the deaths were 54 children and 41 women. Damascus has repeatedly said it targets only militants. The United Nations called on Tuesday for a humanitarian truce of at least one month to allow for aid deliveries and evacuations of the wounded. (more...)
Israel Begins Construction of Border Wall Along Lebanon's Border Israel Begins Construction of Border Wall Along Lebanon's Border
- February 09, 2018

Block nine is the disputed block with Israel. The first well will be drilled in Block 4 in 2019, said Stephane Michel, Total's president for exploration and production in the Middle East and North Africa. Lebanese Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil responded by saying Lebanon would defend its right to drill there. Lebanon's top security body on Wednesday instructed the country's military to confront Israel if it goes ahead with plans to build a cement border wall along the border, labeling ... (more...)
Damascus Warns About 'Dangerous Consequences' of Israeli Attacks in Syria Damascus Warns About 'Dangerous Consequences' of Israeli Attacks in Syria
- February 09, 2018

Pinheiro, Chairman of the Independent global Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. In Eastern Ghouta , the last major rebel enclave near Damascus , residents described one of the most extensive bombing campaigns they have lived through in the war with multiple towns hit simultaneously and people driven into shelters for days. (more...)
US Senate reaches two-year budget deal to avert govt shutdown US Senate reaches two-year budget deal to avert govt shutdown
- February 09, 2018

The breakthrough came on the eve of a midnight Thursday deadline for Congress to pass a stopgap spending measure-its fifth since October-or once again turn the lights out on the federal government . "I'm just telling people why I'm voting the way I'm voting", Pelosi said at a press conference. "It really is frustrating, at this late hour, that we can't even get a committment from the Speaker of the House". (more...)
USA to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns USA to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns
- February 09, 2018

The 30-year-old, who has seen her profile rise steadily since 2014, was last year promoted to North Korea's Politburo . The two Koreas have engaged in a flurry of sports diplomacy since Kim Jong-un extended a rare olive branch to Seoul in his new year's message, after years of tensions sparked by the North's nuclear and missile provocations. (more...)
As Olympics Open, Moon's Warm Words for Pyongyang Alarm South Korea's Allies As Olympics Open, Moon's Warm Words for Pyongyang Alarm South Korea's Allies
- February 09, 2018

Moon is pursuing denuclearization of the peninsula through inter-Korea dialogue, and is using the opportunity of the global sports event to promote this policy. His talks were also expected to cover the sensitive U.S. Moon has criticized the bilateral deal, claiming that it is seriously flawed and not a real solution to the problem. (more...)
Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend Light snow, rain showers in MA forecast this weekend
- February 09, 2018

Rain is mentioned again for later next week, and temperatures remaining above freezing. This little bird seemed to enjoy the light snow and sleet that fell in Warren County on Wednesday, Feb. Much cooler air will move into the state Saturday , dropping temperatures below freezing in the northwest that afternoon, according to the National Weather Service . (more...)
AppDirect Invests in Canada As Part of Its Global Growth Strategy AppDirect Invests in Canada As Part of Its Global Growth Strategy
- February 09, 2018

He then took questions from reporters and was asked about Toronto's bid for Amazon's second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. "We know that bringing in great talent from around the world is an enormous benefit, not just to the companies that want to do that, but to Canadian jobs and to our country as a whole, so we're going to continue to do that", he said. (more...)
Trump falsely claims his SOTU TV viewership was 'highest' in history Trump falsely claims his SOTU TV viewership was 'highest' in history
- February 09, 2018

Some of the investments were in tobacco companies. Per Nielsen data , approximately 45.6 million viewers tuned in to watch his speech. That wasn't a record, though. Fox indeed beat out the other major networks, as Trump claimed . Bush's most-viewed SOTU speech was seen by 62 million in 2003. The rest of the viewers watched on the US's four main broadcast networks. (more...)
Congress Passes Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown Congress Passes Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown
- February 09, 2018

That agreement includes a $300 billion increase to both military and non-military spending limits for this year and 2019, and raises the debt until March 1 next year. And Democrats leaving a caucus meeting Thursday night generally seemed opposed to passing the bipartisan deal on spending caps until Ryan gave Democrats those assurances on DACA . (more...)
Charity leaders had 'Caligula orgy' with Haitian prostitutes who survived natural disaster Charity leaders had 'Caligula orgy' with Haitian prostitutes who survived natural disaster
- February 09, 2018

Oxfam's Haiti director Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, admitted using prostitutes at the charity's rented villa - known as the Eagle's NestWhen did Roland Van Hauwermeiren resign? The Times reported that the charity, which is the UK's fifth biggest, allowed three men to resign and fired four others for gross misconduct following an internal probe in 2011 into sexual exploitation, bullying and intimidation. (more...)
A further 15 Russian athletes appeal Winter Olympics ban A further 15 Russian athletes appeal Winter Olympics ban
- February 09, 2018

The background to the latest scandal is easily explained. IOC had banned Russian Federation from participating in the Pyeongyang Olympic Winter Games on charges of engaging in doping by 'manipulating the anti-doping system at the Sochi Games in 2014. (more...)
CBRE Group (NYSE:CBG) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.20
- February 09, 2018

BLACKROCK INC. lowered its stake in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) by 3.82% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Frese Calvin W Jr had sold 25,000 shares worth $1.00 million. (NYSE:CBG). 88,150 were reported by Shufro Rose. The insider KIRK J. 25,000 shares valued at $975,493 were sold by CONCANNON WILLIAM F on Thursday, October 5. (more...)
Another Government Shutdown Starts After Congress Fails to Pass Spending Bill
- February 09, 2018

This will effectively end the brief government shutdown that began at midnight. "The Budget Agreement today is so important for our great Military". The funding measure will still need to be passed by the House if the Senate passes the deal. However, since the House acted before business hours, few offices or services were expected to be shutdown. (more...)
House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown House OKs budget deal, ending shutdown
- February 09, 2018

Optimism about the $300 billion, two-year budget agreement began to falter earlier Thursdayas some House Democrats threatened to vote against the bill because it does not address immigration. "We could have done 40 amendments", Paul said. "The outcome of this vote will not be any different after the regular time expires than it would be if we had that vote at 10:30 [p.m.]". (more...)
Budget in progress: Senators talk 2-year deal Budget in progress: Senators talk 2-year deal
- February 09, 2018

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, among the most prominent hawks in Congress , mocked Paul on Twitter for the call to withdraw from Afghanistan, saying that would not be a good idea. The Senate is expected to pass the deal later Thursday, sending it back to the House. Lawmakers had until midnight to come to terms on a budget deal, but Senator Rand Paul filibustered proceedings in protest over a proposed spending bill's increases to the federal deficit. (more...)
Korean pride - South Koreans in Red Deer excited for Olympics Korean pride - South Koreans in Red Deer excited for Olympics
- February 09, 2018

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korea's leader and a senior member of the Workers' Party, will be part of the delegation due to arrive on Friday. On Thursday, North Korea held a military parade attended by Kim Jong-un. "These are Olympic Games that unite our world", he said. Pence's personal guest at the games was to be Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, an American who died previous year days after his release from captivity in North Korea . (more...)
Assemblywoman leading #MeToo movement at California Capitol accused of sexual misconduct Assemblywoman leading #MeToo movement at California Capitol accused of sexual misconduct
- February 09, 2018

Garcia is now under legislative investigation following a complaint that she cornered and groped a staffer after the 2014 legislative softball game. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly stroked the then-25-year-old staffer's back, tried to squeeze his buttocks and attempted to grab his crotch as he walked away from her. (more...)
Restrictions imposed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Afzal Guru's hanging anniversary Restrictions imposed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Afzal Guru's hanging anniversary
- February 09, 2018

The Resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq remain under house arrest while as JKLF Chief Mohammad Yasin Malik has been lodged in the Central Jail. Further, they have also arrested JKLF's chairman Mohammad, Yasin Malik. While talking to reporters Noor Muhammad Kalwal said that India has unleashed a reign of terror across Kashmir Valley . (more...)
Outrage over Japanese primary school's £500 Armani uniform Outrage over Japanese primary school's £500 Armani uniform
- February 09, 2018

A Japanese school's plan to introduce Armani-branded uniforms for its students, at a cost of almost $750 a pop, has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament . The board instructed the school to decide the matter after sufficient talks with the Parent Teacher Association and local residents. The Armani uniform also came under attack in parliament Thursday. (more...)
Egypt announces major military operation in Sinai and Nile Delta Egypt announces major military operation in Sinai and Nile Delta
- February 09, 2018

Residents of the area reported hearing air activities above Ismailia, a city near the Suez Canal. The violence has been concentrated in the northern Sinai Peninsula, but has also spread to the mainland. All opposition figures thought to pose a serious challenge to Al-Sisi have pulled out of the race, accusing the government of underhand tactics to ensure Sisi an easy win. (more...)
Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report
- February 09, 2018

Mark Warner (D-Va.) endeavored to reach the creator of the dubious dossier linking Trump to Russian Federation. But his efforts to defend his colleague were thwarted when President Donald Trump shared the Fox News claims on Twitter hours later. (more...)
Deadline looms in Pennsylvania redistricting battle Deadline looms in Pennsylvania redistricting battle
- February 09, 2018

The maps containing the partial changes will be used when candidate filing for all 170 General Assembly seats begins next Monday. But Democrats are bolstered after successful elections in other states previous year. State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-3rd District, said the existing districts and the present way of doing things mean that politicians can choose their voters, instead of voters choosing their legislators. (more...)
Congress votes to end second U.S. government shutdown in three weeks Congress votes to end second U.S. government shutdown in three weeks
- February 09, 2018

The White House said that the FBI background investigation was still ongoing when Porter resigned, which would mean that the check had stretched throughout the first year of Trump's presidency. The rebellion that simmered among Republicans and Democrats over the bipartisan budget agreement boiled over when dogged Senator Rand Paul refused to allow the Senate to act expeditiously to pass the spending measure. (more...)

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