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Aizaz ignores Basit's 'disgusting' letter Aizaz ignores Basit's 'disgusting' letter
- August 30, 2017

Pakistani media speculated that Basit wrote that letter to Chaudhry as he was annoyed at being twice passed over for the position of foreign secretary . It also envisages greater Indian role in Afghanistan, stoking Pakistan's worst fears of being sandwiched between two hostile borders. Sharif was criticised for that in Pakistan. (more...)
Warming up today with a stray shower possible Warming up today with a stray shower possible
- August 30, 2017

Two ridges of high pressure flanked Hurricane Harvey , causing it to virtually stall along the Texas coast where it's producing record rainfall. Since it has been so dry, we don't anticipate any flooding issues. We could see 2-5+ inches from this system. The National Weather Service says a wet weather system associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey will bring a period of showers and downpours to the Lehigh Valley this Labor Day weekend . (more...)
White House releases plans for President Trump's visit Wednesday White House releases plans for President Trump's visit Wednesday
- August 30, 2017

It could be a tough sell for the president as he fights with saturation coverage of Hurricane Harvey and as Democrats prepare to frame Trump's approach as a giveaway to corporate fat cats and the nation's richest taxpayers. Personal income tax brackets would be reduced to three rates of 10%, 25% and 35% under the White House proposal. White House officials said that the president wanted to strike a serious tone and highlight a manufacturing business, rather than hold a large campaign-style ... (more...)
Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact Governor Edwards to update on Harvey, Louisiana impact
- August 30, 2017

Overall, Louisiana has about five to nine inches of rain so far, and western Louisiana could get another 10 to 20 inches of rain, meteorologists say. Both government bodies are now authorized to coordinate disaster relief efforts and provide all necessary measures in order to save people from Harvey, including setting up storm shelters and protecting citizens' property from theft. (more...)
Harvey Making Louisiana Landfall Early Wednesday Morning Harvey Making Louisiana Landfall Early Wednesday Morning
- August 30, 2017

Elsewhere, Harvey is expected to produce total rain amounts of 5 to 15 inches farther east across south-central Louisiana. Harvey is projected to bring gusts up to 45 miles per hour (70 kph) in coastal areas and gusts of up to 35 miles per hour (55 kph) in Lake Charles and along the Interstate 10 corridor. (more...)
5 things you need to know now
- August 30, 2017

Landrieu said because of the "uncertainty of the warnings that we have had with the flash floods, with the potential rain bands and our diminished capacity, the better part of wisdom is for everybody to stay home and to protect life and property". (more...)
Oil prices soften as market assesses hurricane damage
- August 30, 2017

Harvey has dumped at least 51.88 inches of rain in Cedar Bayou, Texas, marking the highest rainfall of any single storm in the continental U.S. "So we are trying to focus on preparing for and responding to the storm here in Louisiana, but also trying to help our neighbor in Texas". (more...)
Scammers trying to take advantage of your generosity to Hurricane Harvey victims Scammers trying to take advantage of your generosity to Hurricane Harvey victims
- August 30, 2017

Avoid groups that have names that resemble better-known organizations or have high-pressure techniques, like asking you to donate immediately. The red cross, united way , or the local food bank? Click on " Hurricane Harvey " under "Hot Topics". (more...)
Just 16 percent like the way Trump conducts himself as president Just 16 percent like the way Trump conducts himself as president
- August 30, 2017

Pew asked respondents whether they generally agreed with Trump's positions on issues and whether they generally approved of his conduct in office. In June, The Hill published a piece with the open statement, "Democrats say they'd like Hillary Clinton to take a cue from former President Obama and step out of the spotlight". (more...)
Japan, South Korea seek stronger UN resolution against North Korea Japan, South Korea seek stronger UN resolution against North Korea
- August 30, 2017

Though this time the President struck a noticeably more measured tone than some of his previous statements despite another apparent escalation from Pyongyang. "And perhaps we are seeing a pathway in the near future to having some dialogue". "So I think from that perspective, they were very careful in order to accomplish their goal of testing range but do it in a way that doesn't provoke military reaction". (more...)
Bhutan welcomes end of Doklam standoff between India and China Bhutan welcomes end of Doklam standoff between India and China
- August 30, 2017

They crossed over to prevent the extension of an existing road by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Residents in the border town of Damthang told The Indian Express that many herders had been told by PLA patrols to turn back this summer from high-altitude grazing grounds they had used for generations - a move that may have been created to put pressure on Bhutan. (more...)
FM Çavuşoğlu discusses violence against Rohingya Muslims with counterparts FM Çavuşoğlu discusses violence against Rohingya Muslims with counterparts
- August 30, 2017

Human rights groups and advocates for the Rohingya say the army retaliated by burning down villages and shooting civilians. Referring to the recommendations by Kofi Annan's committee, Obaidul Quader urged Myanmar to immediately give citizenship to the Rohingyas resolving the problems. (more...)
SBP to remain closed from 1st to 4th September SBP to remain closed from 1st to 4th September
- August 30, 2017

Just after a long weekend of Aug 26 to Aug 28 due to National Heroes Day, another long weekend awaits Pinoys as Eid'l Adha falls on a Friday. The other regular holiday is Eid'l Fitr that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, Manila Police District policemen recently arrested four suspects after they duped around 200 Muslims into paying thousands of pesos for fake discounted trips for the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, through alleged connections in Malacañang. (more...)
The 'No' Campaign Against Marriage Equality Has Kicked Off With A Furphy The 'No' Campaign Against Marriage Equality Has Kicked Off With A Furphy
- August 30, 2017

The Coalition for Marriage aired its first advertisement encouraging Australians to vote no in the same-sex marriage postal survey last night, and countless people have expressed their thoughts about the ad on social media. "We didn't offer them that option", he said. Cella White made headlines a year ago when she threatened to pull her children out of Frankston High School because she claimed it was teaching "dangerous" and "age inappropriate" content as part of the Safe Schools ... (more...)
Chattanooga volunteers prepare to deploy with the Red Cross Chattanooga volunteers prepare to deploy with the Red Cross
- August 30, 2017

Apple definitely wanted to show their support through this hard time, donating a whopping $2 million to the American Red Cross while also allowing people to make donations through iTunes. "We are getting calls from across the country and right here in our hometown, and the generosity of people who understand this disaster is truly fantastic", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said . (more...)
OR woman charged with DUI after son reports drunk driving, police say OR woman charged with DUI after son reports drunk driving, police say
- August 30, 2017

The driver, identified as Nicole Norris, was arrested after deputies said she failed a sobriety test, according to deputies. Deputies said two other drivers called police to report Norris for erratic driving behavior too. "At one point he saw a restaurant, so we were able to piece together what street they were on and where they were", Wilde told KATU. Wilde said 911 dispatchers used Global Positioning System coordinates from the boy's cell phone to locate and track the vehicle. (more...)
Theresa May has landed in Japan to talk post-Brexit trade deals Theresa May has landed in Japan to talk post-Brexit trade deals
- August 30, 2017

But Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat leader, claimed Mrs May's attempt to get an "EU-style" trade deal with Japan was absurd and that her visit to Japan had descended into farce before it had even begun. Japan said last September it was concerned about the repercussions of Brexit on its investment in and trade with the United Kingdom, though the vehicle company Nissan has since committed to staying in the UK . (more...)
Germany, Egypt agree on plan to slow flow of migrants Germany, Egypt agree on plan to slow flow of migrants
- August 30, 2017

Egypt's Foreign Affairs Ministry denied on Monday circulated news on a signed agreement with Germany that stipulated the establishment of refugee camps in Egypt, official spokesperson of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ahmed Abu Zeid, said in a statement. (more...)
American Electric Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AETI) Moves -6.06% For The Week American Electric Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AETI) Moves -6.06% For The Week
- August 30, 2017

It has underperformed by 22.59% the S&P500. Thomaspartners Inc decreased Magellan Midstream Prtnrs Lp ( MMP ) stake by 1.57% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. It has a 21.78 P/E ratio. The recommendation is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 or 2 indicates a Buy recommendation, 3 a Hold and 4-5 a Sell. Therefore 54% are positive. (more...)
Ex-Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich joins FOX Sports
- August 30, 2017

The network announced Tuesday afternoon that the former LSU and OR head coaches are now a part of the team, as is former Russillo & Kanell co-host Danny Kanell. Not long after, however, Miles told the Baton Rouge Advocate that he would " be in media in a number of different places ". Due to the Southeastern Conference's television contracts, it is unlikely Miles will ever call an LSU game. (more...)