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Royals postponed in Toronto because of hole in roof
- April 19, 2018

Originally, the Blue Jays intended on playing the game as scheduled. Toronto hands the ball to Jaime Garcia against visiting Kansas City for his third start of 2018. "Weather update: Due to our stadium having a roof, today's game will be ..." Rogers Centre , the home of the Toronto Blue Jays , is seen here with the neighboring CN Tower. (more...)
Here's why AfriForum want to privately prosecute Malema Here's why AfriForum want to privately prosecute Malema
- April 19, 2018

Some of the money received from the Limpopo government was allegedly transferred to Malema's family trust "Ratanang". When he was alerted of the tweet by a journalist at the briefing, Nel responded: "We have dealt with other matters were the accused have also expressed that they were ready for us but when the matter finally got its day in court, they were not as eager". (more...)
David Hogg Inks Book Deal to Tell Gun Control Story David Hogg Inks Book Deal to Tell Gun Control Story
- April 19, 2018

Planning events ranging from school walkouts to the massive #FightForOurLives march , they've mobilized people everywhere to join the fight in demanding more sensible gun control. Their book, #NeverAgain , is described as "a statement of generational goal, and a moving portrait of the birth of a new movement". "Today Lauren Hogg and I are announcing our book #NeverAgain that tells the story of the foundation of this movement for those we lost", wrote David . (more...)
Country Thunder Festival Announces Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert in Saskatoon Country Thunder Festival Announces Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert in Saskatoon
- April 19, 2018

The campaign is believed to be the largest and most successful Canadian initiative in the crowdfunding site's history. The money from the fund will be transferred to a newly created non-profit corporation known as "Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund Inc". (more...)
Chemical weapons experts enter Syria's Douma Chemical weapons experts enter Syria's Douma
- April 19, 2018

At the same time, earlier this week, the United Kingdom delegation to the OPCW said that Russian Federation and Syria had not yet allowed access to the OPCW's mission to Douma . According to this logic, it was worth the risk of a repeat of the previous cruise missile attacks ordered by President Trump a year ago for the Assad regime to drop a few barrels of toxic chemicals on Douma to dislodge the few remaining "rebels" there who were already negotiating an exit with the Syrian ... (more...)
OPCW experts unlikely to enter Douma on Wednesday: UN source OPCW experts unlikely to enter Douma on Wednesday: UN source
- April 19, 2018

The US, UK and France could not "wait around" for an independent probe into the alleged chemical attack in Douma, and chose to bomb Syria based on reports and intelligence that cannot be revealed , the US State Department said. Back in 2014, the OPCW monitored a process during which Damascus handed over its stockpiles of chemical weapons. The Douma attack underscores this fear. (more...)
Trudeau addresses France's National Assembly, touts progressive common ground Trudeau addresses France's National Assembly, touts progressive common ground
- April 19, 2018

The partnership comes as Macron has taken it upon himself to personally champion the Paris deal since Trump made good on his threat to withdraw from the climate accord past year. Trudeau was in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Wednesday's protest provided an unexpected start to what is expected to be a packed day of meetings for Trudeau in London, where he will also have an audience with the Queen. (more...)
Queen backs Prince Charles to succeed her as head of Commonwealth Queen backs Prince Charles to succeed her as head of Commonwealth
- April 19, 2018

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Hugo Vickers gesture during the unveiling of a panel marking the walkway in relation to the Commonwealth Walkway project, in Buckingham Palace gardens, central London on April 18, 2018. Prime Minister Theresa May will thank the Queen for her "service, dedication and constancy" to the 53 nations. The Prince of Wales speaks during the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. (more...)
Creshanda Williams, 911 Operator Who Repeatedly Disconnected Emergency Calls, Sentenced To Jail Creshanda Williams, 911 Operator Who Repeatedly Disconnected Emergency Calls, Sentenced To Jail
- April 19, 2018

On Wednesday, a Houston jury found 43-year-old Crenshanda Williams, a former 911 operator, guilty of dropping thousands of emergency calls during her tenure at the newly-renovated Houston Emergency Center. Williams' attorney, Franklin Bynum, argued that his client "was going through a hard time in her life" when she hung up on the emergency calls, and said "punishing her doesn't do anything to fix the problems that still exist at the emergency center". (more...)
UP shocker: Man rapes his 35-year-old daughter UP shocker: Man rapes his 35-year-old daughter
- April 19, 2018

Meraj was arrested on Tuesday while the woman's father and Maan Singh are still on the run. She filed a complaint the next day and the police have since arrested one of the accused men. They locked her up in a room for about 18 hours and took turns to rape her, she said. She has alleged that on April 15, her father handed her over to his friend in Chaprua without her consent. (more...)
Taxpayers get one-day reprieve after IRS site crashes Taxpayers get one-day reprieve after IRS site crashes
- April 19, 2018

On Tax Day a year ago - April 18, 2017 - the state received about 68,000 2016 tax returns; the day before the due date, about 54,000. Lawmakers pressed the IRS to accommodate taxpayers who struggled to make payments or file returns due to the agency's malfunctioning systems. (more...)
Trump set to order attack on Syria, tells Russia to Trump set to order attack on Syria, tells Russia to "get ready"
- April 19, 2018

But not all chemical agents fall under the CWC, which was created in 1993 in an effort to eliminate the production, stockpiling, and use of deadly chemical warfare. Earlier on Thursday, the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said that he believes any strike against Syria would violate the UN charter. (more...)
Indians donated playoff share to Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria Indians donated playoff share to Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria
- April 19, 2018

The donated monies will be allocated towards the reinstatement of the school's sports program, including the enhancement of the existing field and the purchase of new equipment. "Puerto Rico again with a massive power outage", San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tweeted Thursday morning. "We are much better than six or seven months ago - whenever it was - but we still have work to do". (more...)
At least two dead after aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport At least two dead after aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport
- April 19, 2018

Emergency services are now at the scene, including fire and ambulance crews following the incident which happened just before 12.30pm. A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said crews had been called to a report of a light aircraft on fire at Ballyhill Lane, Nutts Corner shortly after 12:20pm today (Thursday, April 19). (more...)
Mill Woods house fire sends 2 people to hospital, leaves 8 homeless Mill Woods house fire sends 2 people to hospital, leaves 8 homeless
- April 19, 2018

Initially, there is no word on how the fire was started. The home was being remodeled due to a previous fire past year. Five people, including a baby, live on the main floor of the home and three men live in a basement suite. Crews said the wind played a factor in the fire by pushing it through the home, causing challenges for firefighters as they worked to put it out. Ten crews were dispatched to the scene and got the fire under control by 4:23 a.m., Filipovic said. (more...)
Ugandan President Wants to Ban Oral Sex: 'The Mouth is for Eating' Ugandan President Wants to Ban Oral Sex: 'The Mouth is for Eating'
- April 19, 2018

The president claims the practice has been pushed on Ugandans by "outsiders", and argues that the mouth is exclusively for eating. The university said Kisuze had been suspended from university service on half pay with immediate effect to allow a smooth investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed the student on Tuesday at his office at Senate Building. (more...)
Trendy stock: Packaging Corporation of America (PKG)
- April 19, 2018

PKG traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $116.18. About 135,901 shares traded. Packaging Corporation of America (PKG ) stock has been separated 0.03% away from the 200-day MA. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 4.90 million shares in its portfolio. The Michigan-based Liberty Capital Inc has invested 1.67% in Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG). (more...)
Starbucks says CEO met with 2 men arrested Starbucks says CEO met with 2 men arrested
- April 19, 2018

But my priority right now is focusing on the review, the assessment and the action that we're going to take to ensure this does not happen again. An officer says the men were not complying and were being arrested for trespassing. "Now, there are some scenarios where the police should be called", Johnson said. If there's a threat or a major disturbance in the store, certainly that would be an appropriate time to call the police. (more...)
A battle between KXIP batting and SRH bowling A battle between KXIP batting and SRH bowling
- April 19, 2018

KXIP has shown great batting skills while SRH has emerged as the best bowling unit in the tournament so far. SRH are unbeaten so far this season because and their bowlers' exceptional performance is to be credited more than anything else; SRH have fielded five specialist bowlers, and they've been able to restrict the opposition to totals under 150 on each occasion. (more...)
Indonesia Earthquake MAP: Where did deadly magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit? Indonesia Earthquake MAP: Where did deadly magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit?
- April 19, 2018

Central Java's Disaster Management Agency head Sarwo Pramana said the quake which was felt in many parts of the province killed two elderly people and a 13-year-old boy who were crushed by collapsing buildings. Clean water and food are among those badly needed, he noted. According to the geophysics and meteorology agency, the worst impacts were in Kalibening as unstable condition of soil worsened the risks. (more...)

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