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Balling! Mayweather splash £230m on shoes, warns McGregor to back-off boxing Balling! Mayweather splash £230m on shoes, warns McGregor to back-off boxing
- September 01, 2017

And, despite his immediate online reaction being to say "I like him even more now", Lewis told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek that McGregor should know his place. I still have a hell of an IQ and I'm still a thinker. It was disclosed that McGregor made a $30 million purse, while Mayweather made a $100 million purse even before the outcome of the fight. (more...)
Illinois Governor Signs 'Historic' Education Funding Bill Illinois Governor Signs 'Historic' Education Funding Bill
- September 01, 2017

Rauner vetoed in a previous version of the bill, which he lambasted as a "bailout" for Chicago's broken public school system. "Today we're making IL history", Rauner said before signing the bill. "We are signing historic legislation, a new law that changes the way school's are funded", Rauner told students at Mater Dei High School. BHS principal Tim Moore said the new model "will provide for adequacy and equity for all schools while immediately targeting those that need it most". (more...)
Flamboyant Indian guru jailed for 20 years for rape Flamboyant Indian guru jailed for 20 years for rape
- September 01, 2017

During last week's rioting, Singh's followers set fire to government buildings, cars and buses, while journalists and police officers were attacked. Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced 20 years in prison for raping two of his women followers over the period of time. (more...)
IS Conflict: Iraq Declares 'Liberation' of Nineveh Province IS Conflict: Iraq Declares 'Liberation' of Nineveh Province
- September 01, 2017

Tough resistance from the militants in al-Ayadieh forced Iraqi forces to increase the number of air strikes . Al-Hashimi stressed that "the proportion of suicide attacks targeting the military forces in the district of Tal Afar is very low, compared to what was suffered in the battle of Mosul". (more...)
British PM says no plans to quit British PM says no plans to quit
- September 01, 2017

The result forced the Prime Minister to humble herself before backbenchers, telling the Tory 1922 Committee in June: "I will continue to serve as long as you want me". Grant Shapps, a former Conservative Party chairman, was among MPs to air the party's disquiet over May's leadership, even comparing her to Margaret Thatcher. (more...)
Gujarat polls: BJP president Amit Shah holds strategy meet Gujarat polls: BJP president Amit Shah holds strategy meet
- September 01, 2017

The appointment of Union Minister of State Mahendra Nath Pandey as the next BJP chief of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday has lent greater impetus to speculation of an imminent cabinet reshuffle. The Opposition has been criticising the Government for not having a "full-time" Defence Minister amid border tensions with Pakistan and China. "Detailed discussions were held over the Gujarat polls". (more...)
Led coalition condemns Hezbollah, Syrian forces for ISIS transit Led coalition condemns Hezbollah, Syrian forces for ISIS transit
- September 01, 2017

Lebanon maintains that the strip of land is a part of Lebanon, despite it having been under Syrian control from the 1950s until it was captured and later annexed as part of the Golan Heights by Israel in 1981. The defeat of terrorism can not be at the expense of the lives of innocent people, the official said in a statement , regarding the military operations to annihilate the jihadists, actions that include artillery attacks by the United States and Russian Federation. (more...)
Trump Visits Storm-Ravaged Texas Trump Visits Storm-Ravaged Texas
- September 01, 2017

David Axelrod, who served as a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama , wrote in a commentary for CNN that one of the unwritten jobs of the President is to offer support and encouragement to fellow citizens on behalf of a concerned nation during times of crisis. (more...)
Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new CAG Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new CAG
- September 01, 2017

Mehrishi got a new job within hours of demitting office as home secretary and will take over as CAG once Shashi Kant Sharma's tenure ends on September 24. Gujarat-cadre IAS officer Rameswhar Prasad Gupta will be Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog. A 1982 batch officer of the Jharkhand cadre, Gauba joined the Home Ministry on June 27 and has since served as an Officer on Special Duty. (more...)
Sharks vs. cops? Hear from man who picked sharks Sharks vs. cops? Hear from man who picked sharks
- September 01, 2017

Zachary Kingsbury from North Carolina jumped into the ocean at Surf City and attempted to swim away after police spotted illegal contraband in his vehicle. Police used a drone to track him as he swam almost a mile from shore. It didn't take long for Kingsbury to be in trouble with more than law after a shark spotted him. (more...)
Four Companies Awarded Contracts to Build Border Wall Prototypes Four Companies Awarded Contracts to Build Border Wall Prototypes
- September 01, 2017

The four companies named to build were Caddell Construction Co (DE), LLC, of Montgomery, Alabama; Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., DBA Fisher Industries, of Tempe, Arizona; Texas Sterling Construction Co., of Houston, Texas; W. Trump is now demanding that Congress fund the wall and has threatened to shut down the government if it doesn't do so. The contract awards for each company range from $400,000 to $500,000, and the funding for the prototype construction was through the fiscal year 2017 ... (more...)
Lawmaker Says Vandals of Confederate Monument Should Be Lynched Lawmaker Says Vandals of Confederate Monument Should Be Lynched
- September 01, 2017

Love's Facebook page is private, but he said he's attempted to clarify his original post by adding this comment: "Anyone regardless of age, gender, or race that would desecrate or vandalize an object of remembrance is a lowlife that has no respect for memorials that have been placed by loved ones of people that want to honor that individual". (more...)
Kangna Ranaut slams Hrithik Roshan on Aap Ki Adalat Kangna Ranaut slams Hrithik Roshan on Aap Ki Adalat
- September 01, 2017

The Simran actress said, "I have faced many struggles in my life". One such big controversy that kept getting worse with time was the spat between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan that grew up to be so massive that both the actors sent legal notices and counter-notices to each other, released scandalous emails that Ranaut claimed of having sent to Roshan, while the latter claimed that the email ID those letters had been sent to were not his. (more...)
Mattis Signs Orders Sending More Troops To Afghanistan Mattis Signs Orders Sending More Troops To Afghanistan
- September 01, 2017

Military commanders bristled at having to break apart units to fit within the arbitrary caps, and sent thousands of troops on temporary assignments to fill holes. "So what it does is, it actually lets the American people know what their sons and daughters are doing in Afghanistan". Pentagon officials told reporters that "whole units are inherently more prepared" to fight. (more...)
Family Reports Six Likely Drowned as Van Swept Away in Houston Flood Family Reports Six Likely Drowned as Van Swept Away in Houston Flood
- September 01, 2017

Family members told the network that the van sank quickly with everyone inside. "Sometimes we get flak because, yes, we are out in it. We do it so that we can show you how bad the conditions are so you do not attempt them". "And here he comes!" "The water took 'em, the water took 'em, they went into a ditch". Update 4:50 p.m. August 28: The Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Monday afternoon that it was not immediately able to confirm a report that a family of six was swept away by ... (more...)
Mumbai building collapse results in deaths, injuries Mumbai building collapse results in deaths, injuries
- September 01, 2017

According to authorities, nine families lived in the six-storey building which sat between narrow streets in a densely populated area, where some buildings are almost a hundred years old. Rent control acts mean landlords can not afford to maintain buildings while poor people choose to remain in homes even after they have been declared unsafe because they have nowhere else to go. (more...)
Trump has pledged $1 million to Harvey relief, White House says Trump has pledged $1 million to Harvey relief, White House says
- September 01, 2017

However, the USA first lady's heels didn't last long! He joked that Pope Francis dresses in all white "like he's going to a P. Diddy party" and he's not judged for what he wears when he helps people. The sporty shoes were on full display a short time later when the first couple arrived at a local fire station for a media briefing on the punishing storm. (more...)
Suarez cleared by Barcelona for Uruguay-Argentina clash Suarez cleared by Barcelona for Uruguay-Argentina clash
- September 01, 2017

This match against Uruguay , we've been working on it for some time . The first World Cup final, in 1930, was played out between these two nations, a derby of the River Plate won by Uruguay , the hosts. "Of course, making a great defensive job, make a great instalment, being close to each other to intercept any passes to Messi , specially the areas of the field where he can be more important, that's important and it's not only the defence's job but the whole team's". (more...)
Steve Mnuchin Won't Commit to Putting Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill Steve Mnuchin Won't Commit to Putting Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill
- September 01, 2017

Previous year the Treasury Department announced it would have the new $20 bill feature the Underground Railroad leader who helped slaves escape to safety. Mnuchin has authority to use a range of bookkeeping maneuvers to avoid breaching the limit through September 29, although private analysts believe the actual deadline for Congress increasing the current $19 trillion limit will be in mid-October. (more...)
Six Flags announces new record-breaking coaster Six Flags announces new record-breaking coaster
- September 01, 2017

Like we said, either the stuff of dreams or pure nightmare fuel, depending on your perspective. For thrill-seekers in search of brand new attractions, Six Flags Great America has been a reliable destination over the past few years. The ride specifications tout it at the "world's largest coaster of its kind" with 360-degree revolutions with multiple inversions; 32 seats with guests seated back-to-back and face-to-face; and inverted hang-time for riders, suspending them upside down for ... (more...)

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