World Media


Premier League won't screen 3 pm Saturday matches - Scudamore
- August 11, 2017

Michael Baddeley brings you all the Fantasy Premier League insight his knowledge has to offer ahead of the Premier League's long awaited return! On his day however, he is as good as anyone in the Premier League. "Still, I don't think it will ever get to a player earning a million a week, you see in China, already they have started cost-cutting and I can't see that happening". (more...)
Sikkim standoff: China says India giving signs of preparing possible clash Sikkim standoff: China says India giving signs of preparing possible clash
- August 11, 2017

Preeti Saran, MEA Secretary (EAST) told news agency ANI that the BIMSTEC meeting was held in a very positive and constructive atmosphere and that all other member countries recognized role India has played in taking lead in rejuvenating this grouping. (more...)
Isaac Makwala breaks down after losing out on medal Isaac Makwala breaks down after losing out on medal
- August 11, 2017

The American was the last man to win gold in both the 200 and 400m at the 1995 world titles in Gothenburg, and had Van Niekerk accomplished that feat here, he would have also underlined his candidacy to succeed Usain Bolt . Makwala made it through the 200m semi-final later that evening, coming second in his heat. No arguments from Van Niekerk. "I definitely deserve way more respect from my competitors". (more...)
US Airstrikes In Somalia; High-Level Al-Shabab Leader Killed US Airstrikes In Somalia; High-Level Al-Shabab Leader Killed
- August 11, 2017

Somalia's president says the drone strikes killed a high-level al-Shabaab leader, the Associated Press reported. The identity of the militant commander was not released. President Donald Trump earlier this year approved expanded military operations against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, including more aggressive airstrikes and considering parts of southern Somalia areas of active hostilities. (more...)
DineEquity, Inc (NYSE:DIN) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume DineEquity, Inc (NYSE:DIN) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume
- August 11, 2017

Tiaa Cref Investment Management LLC cut its investment by shedding 1,609 shares a decrease of 1.9% in the quarter. Teachers Advisors, LLC augmented its stake by buying 1,597 shares an increase of 5.4% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Joyce acquired 2,265 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 15th. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $42.25 and a 200-day moving average of $51.84. (more...)
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX) Stake Increased by Meeder Asset Management Inc
- August 11, 2017

Shares of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation ( NYSE LPX ) traded down 1.28% on Friday, hitting $23.99. Burgundy Asset Mgmt reported 4.08% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP ). 1,000 shares were sold by Whited Elizabeth F , worth $106,890 on Friday, March 10. 35 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 620.05 million shares or 0.84% less from 625.33 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. (more...)
Dead, 175 Injured as Quake Strikes China's Sichuan Dead, 175 Injured as Quake Strikes China's Sichuan
- August 11, 2017

A French man, Maxence Vallon, 18, a Canadian woman and another unidentified foreigner were among the injured, according to the provincial government. Authorities have said thousands of response personnel were sent into the area, as rescue workers search for at least four people still missing. (more...)
Trump declares opioid crisis a 'national emergency' Trump declares opioid crisis a 'national emergency'
- August 11, 2017

Trump's opioid commission recommended he make the emergency declaration, but his statement Thursday was an abrupt reversal from 48 hours ago, when Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price , after meeting with President Trump , said at a press briefing that such a declaration was unnecessary. (more...)
Tech companies lead broad slide in USA stocks; oil rises Tech companies lead broad slide in USA stocks; oil rises
- August 11, 2017

Disappointing quarterly results from big department store chains also weighed down the market. Biotechnology stocks are turning in some of the market's worst performances on the day, resulting in a 2.4 percent drop by the NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index. (more...)
Malaysia's 1MDB says US$350m paid to Abu Dhabi for debt deal Malaysia's 1MDB says US$350m paid to Abu Dhabi for debt deal
- August 11, 2017

The Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Finance and 1MDB didn't immediately reply to emails seeking comment on the latest U.S. filings. The department wants to delay the civil proceedings, saying that any disclosures would have an "adverse effect" on the government's ability to conduct its criminal probe, according to the latest court filing lodged at the Central District Court in California on Thursday. (more...)
In Silicon Valley, Defense Secretary Promotes Diplomatic Solution To North Korea
- August 11, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: North Korea "would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates". He said the regime would be in trouble "like few nations have ever been" if they do not "get their act together". Mattis' comments came shortly after President Donald Trump warned North Korea it should be "very, very nervous" if it thinks of attacking America, and doubled down on a vow to rain "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it continued to threaten the US. (more...)
DC Cop Who Killed an Unarmed Black Motorcyclist Will Not Be Indicted DC Cop Who Killed an Unarmed Black Motorcyclist Will Not Be Indicted
- August 11, 2017

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said the police department has asked him to resign. Following this review, the U.S. Attorney's Office has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer violated Mr. (more...)
Stock markets slip as North Korea tensions build
- August 11, 2017

The region-wide Stoxx Europe 600 index, the broadest measure of share prices, was marked 0.4% lower at 381.07, extending its three-month decline to around 3.7%. Japan's Nikkei had been down more than 1% overnight Tuesday and South Korean shares had also slipped. Investors are leaving the index to look to traditional safe-havens such as the Swiss franc, the dollar, or gold . (more...)
Villa confirm Amavi exit with Bacuna to follow Villa confirm Amavi exit with Bacuna to follow
- August 11, 2017

Now, pundit Adam Virgo has taken to Twitter to suggest that a fully fit Hogan could be the man to fire Villa back to the Premier League, highlighting his pace and movement as a key reason why he can be vital for Bruce's men this season. The former French Under-21 global had looked set to join La Liga side Sevilla in July, but failed a medical because of his previous knee issues. France Under-21 global Amavi was expected to complete a move to the Liga side worth $A13.2 million before the deal ... (more...)
Another batch of 12 Indian fishermen held for poaching Another batch of 12 Indian fishermen held for poaching
- August 11, 2017

The fishermen, mostly belonging to Pudukottai and Jagadapattinam districts were taken to Kangesanthurai by the navy personnel. Stalin said two of the boats had sunk when the island navy's ship crashed into them and the other boats had been seized. (more...)
Gay Australian Senator Slams Government Position on Same-Sex Marriage Debate Gay Australian Senator Slams Government Position on Same-Sex Marriage Debate
- August 11, 2017

Acting Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann argued a public vote would be a "unifying moment for the country", enabling those on the losing side of the argument to more readily accept the result. "It's exposing our children to that kind of hatred". Because we know the sort of debate that is already there. Mr Abbott was quickly rebuked by his sister, openly gay Liberal councillor Christine Forster, who said: "If you value mutual respect: vote yes". (more...)
Senior police official, guard shot dead in Pakistan Senior police official, guard shot dead in Pakistan
- August 11, 2017

As a result, DSP Mohammad Hanif and his driver/gunman Sultan died on the spot. DSP Hanif, 56, was on his way to Gulshan-e-Iqbal along with his gunman when armed motorcyclists targeted his vehicle near Shaheed-e-Millat Girls College in Azizabad area. (more...)
Japan, US do air drills amid tensions Japan, US do air drills amid tensions
- August 11, 2017

An expert in the history of the American West and the American Pacific, Ahmad's current research examines America's westward expansion into the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii and the territories of Guam and American Samoa. Life on Guam is also deeply tied the military bases and the service members stationed at them. The military plans to move thousands of U.S. Marines to Guam from Okinawa in southern Japan. (more...)
Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning Magnitude 6.2 quake rocks Philippine island of Luzon, no tsunami warning
- August 11, 2017

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology did not issue any tsunami warning and said that it expected aftershocks. USGS said the quake was also felt in nearby provinces like Laguna all the way up to Metro Manila . The Philippines sits on the highly seismically active zone "Pacific Ring of Fire" where many continental plates on the earth's crust keep colliding. (more...)
Charles Piutau to join Bristol next summer on two-year deal Charles Piutau to join Bristol next summer on two-year deal
- August 11, 2017

Piutau said ex-Connacht coach Pat Lam now being in charge at the Championship side was a big draw, as was his older brother Sione who is also on Bristol's books. Bristol fended off fierce competition from leading clubs in France to acquire his services and the coup will send shockwaves throughout world rugby after the Championship outfit paid well over the odds to bring in the marquee signing. (more...)
$429 million in overdue payments sent to IL schools $429 million in overdue payments sent to IL schools
- August 11, 2017

An impasse between the Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature left IL without a complete budget for an unprecedented two fiscal years. The superintendents said that if the veto is not overridden, they could be left in a financial lurch. "It seems like each one of the amendatory vetoes is going against exactly what SB-1 was created to do, which is to provide equity for all students in the state of IL", said Chris Bobek, with Grayslake School District 46. (more...)
Cempra, Inc. (CEMP) Position Held by Swiss National Bank Cempra, Inc. (CEMP) Position Held by Swiss National Bank
- August 11, 2017

It dropped, as 52 investors sold Cempra Inc shares while 34 reduced holdings. State Street Corp boosted its position in Cempra by 85.8% in the fourth quarter. Cempra's revenue for the quarter was down 74.9% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.51) EPS. (more...)
Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot after crash off Florida Keys Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot after crash off Florida Keys
- August 11, 2017

He was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center for evaluation. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Miami and a Coast Guard airplane crew then conducted a search. It simulates the enemy in combat training for Navy and Marine Corps squadrons. "The rescue crew hoisted the pilot from the water and brought him back to Lower Keys Medical Center in good condition", the agency said. (more...)
British firefighters investigate reports of smoke at London's Oxford Circus station British firefighters investigate reports of smoke at London's Oxford Circus station
- August 11, 2017

He told Sun Online: "People were flooding out of the station". An alarm was going off with an announcement asking for the "captain". London Fire Brigade said it was called at 08:47 BST to reports of "smoke issuing" from Oxford Circus. "One woman looked at me and said 'don't go down there". The entire line has now been suspended while emergency services respond to the incident. A passenger said on social media: " Just got evacuated from Oxford Circus as there was a train on fire on, I ... (more...)
Ghaziabad: IAS Officer found dead near rail track Ghaziabad: IAS Officer found dead near rail track
- August 11, 2017

The officer added that the CCTV footages were also checked. "I am committing suicide in district centre area of janakpuri west delhi near hotel Piccadilly by jumping off the 10th floor of the building (sic)", he wrote in the message. An IAS officer of the 2012 batch, Pandey apparently committed suicide by jumping off from a moving train. Pandey, who had not yet moved his luggage to his official house in Buxar, had handed over his charge to Buxar DDC. (more...)

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