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President appoints new tourism chief President appoints new tourism chief
- May 10, 2018

Puyat, who has been working with the Department of Agriculture for 12 years, said that she was surprised that the President offered her the DoT position during a meeting last Tuesday in MalacaƱang. "Tatlong Presidente ka na, walang bahid ng [You have served three Presidents, and you haven't had a whiff of] corruption.' He was confident ipapatuloy ko iyan [that I would be able to do it]", she said in a television interview. (more...)
Brokers' Outlook On Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:EVHC)
- May 10, 2018

Conversely, if a security's beta is less than 1, it indicates that the security is less volatile than the market. The company exchanged hands with 6661542 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 7.33M shares. The share last price represents downtick move of -42.34% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 55.24% above change in value from its 52-Week low price . (more...)
Magnitude 5.5 quake rattles NW Pakistan Magnitude 5.5 quake rattles NW Pakistan
- May 10, 2018

This was the second time on Wednesday when quake jolted northern and northwestern Pakistan . Taamore Khan, a senior official at the provincial disaster management authority in Peshawar , said the quake did not cause damages to buildings, but they were still waiting for the final report from remote areas near Afghanistan. (more...)
Apology over rendition of Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj Apology over rendition of Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj
- May 10, 2018

Mr Belhaj was abducted along with his wife, placed in a Central Intelligence Agency prison in Bangkok, where he says he was tortured, and then "rendered" to Tripoli in March 2004. Mr Allen's role in the affair was investigated by the Metropolitan Police, but prosecutors decided not to press charges in June 2016. Belhaj fought against Soviet forces in Afghanistan and became the leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which sought to overthrow Kadhafi and replace his regime with an ... (more...)
Iranian Forces in Syria Shell Golan Bases, Israel Says Iranian Forces in Syria Shell Golan Bases, Israel Says
- May 10, 2018

Last night's exchange of fire was "the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date", says CNN , but it was not a suprise. The attack into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marks the first time Iranian forces have hit Israel from Syria, where they have deployed along with Iran-backed Shi'ite militias to support President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war . (more...)
Protesters arrested at hearing for Central Intelligence Agency nominee Protesters arrested at hearing for Central Intelligence Agency nominee
- May 10, 2018

Gina Haspel faced intense scrutiny during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. The protesters were among the first to be allowed into the hearing room and wore signs that read "No Torture No Gina" and "Don't Reward Torturers". (more...)
Hawaii volcano eruption WEBCAM Hawaii volcano eruption WEBCAM
- May 10, 2018

The National Park Service announced the closure Wednesday, saying that a "steam-induced explosion" at the summit could be caused by the summit's lava lake draining. He says the plant expects to finish removing the gas by the end of Thursday. At least 15 volcanic fissures have opened up in and around the Leilani Estates, the newest crack opening this afternoon. (more...)
PM Modi To Address National Executives Of BJP Wings On May 17 PM Modi To Address National Executives Of BJP Wings On May 17
- May 10, 2018

Condemning the Jammu and Kashmir rape incident and hitting out at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Chandrashekhar said, " Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent about the rape incident". "I mean... the Congress, if it's the biggest party, yes", he said in reply to a question at an interaction with eminent citizens here. He said, "Congress is spreading lies about BJP". (more...)
Student With 'Indian Occupied Kashmir' Profile Tweets To Swaraj For Passport Help Student With 'Indian Occupied Kashmir' Profile Tweets To Swaraj For Passport Help
- May 10, 2018

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj being received by Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar U Myint Thu on her arrival in Nay Pyi Taw. "My health is detereorating and I can not shoulder the expenses any more as I'm student (sic)", he said in his earlier tweet. Ateeq, however, appears to have deactivated his Twitter account, with the first location on his profile having elicited quite harsh responses from ... (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's waxworks visit BBC Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's waxworks visit BBC
- May 10, 2018

The ring includes a center stone from Botswana alongside two diamonds that belonged to his late mom. "We've always had a keen interest in the royal family every since we were little girls". And just in case you're digging the stylistic vibe of the Royal Wedding Edition (not really the official name, but let's go with it), some of the custom work on the vehicle can be replicated with the Mini Yours personalization program. (more...)
China agrees to grant Japan 200b yuan RQFII quota China agrees to grant Japan 200b yuan RQFII quota
- May 10, 2018

Chinese Premier Li and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have held multiple rounds of discussions this week on trade, bilateral ties and global issues including North Korea . The three countries' political will to speed up talks on a trilateral FTA and the RCEP will surely provide positive energy for promoting regional integration and growth, and for maintaining the trend of trade and investment liberalization, said Jin Jianmin, a senior fellow at Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo. (more...)
Trump Jr. dating Fox News host Trump Jr. dating Fox News host
- May 10, 2018

Trump has been dating Kimberly Guilfoyle , a co-host of " The Five ", while his divorce from his wife Vanessa is working its way through the legal system. One source exclusively told Page Six , "Don Jr. and Kimberly are seeing each other, and are having a great time". According to the San Francisco Chronicle , Kimberly Guilfoyle , 49, is the daughter of an Irish cop and a Puerto Rican school teacher and was born in San Francisco. (more...)
Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20s series at Dehradun Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20s series at Dehradun
- May 10, 2018

Afghanistan will host Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, India. In the wake of these recent developments, CA has been accused of overt "disrespect" in its decision to cancel the series. (more...)
Netanyahu Meets Putin: Israel Will Defend itself against Iranian Aggression Netanyahu Meets Putin: Israel Will Defend itself against Iranian Aggression
- May 10, 2018

Israeli strikes targeted military bases , air defense units and radar installations, Syria's state news agency SANA said. Iran and its ally, Lebanon's Hizbollah, have helped Syrian President Bashar Assad's military with critical support in the seven-year-old war, beating back rebels and Daesh. (more...)
Syrian air defences confront Israeli rockets - state media Syrian air defences confront Israeli rockets - state media
- May 10, 2018

There was no immediate comment from Israel, which nearly never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria. The Quds Force, an external arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, carried out the launch, Israel said. After 10 hours together, Netanyahu said he conveyed Israel's obligation to defend itself against Iranian aggression. "The meetings between us are always important and this one is especially so", Netanyahu said before departing. (more...)
Michelle Wolf jokes with Seth Meyers about her correspondents' dinner controversy Michelle Wolf jokes with Seth Meyers about her correspondents' dinner controversy
- May 10, 2018

Of course, the jokes about Sanders ("She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a ideal smoky eye") especially hit a nerve with some people, and Wolf was well-aware of the backlash. Amid backlash over the routine, WHCA president Margaret Talev said she regretted Wolf's divisive comedy. Asked about a picture of Wolf surrounded by her writers afer leaving the stage, Meyers asked what the people around her, some with their fists in the air, were chanting. (more...)
Vietnam demands China withdraw missiles from South China Sea Vietnam demands China withdraw missiles from South China Sea
- May 10, 2018

The installations, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the South China Sea. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it wasn't aware of situation described by AMTI. USA news network CNBC reported this month that China had installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, citing sources with direct knowledge of United States intelligence reports. (more...)
Brad Shields released by NZ Rugby Brad Shields released by NZ Rugby
- May 10, 2018

The Hurricanes captain, set to link up with Wasps at the end of the year, had been released from his contractual obligations by NZR for the three-week worldwide window. England head coach Eddie Jones sees the 27-year-old flanker as part of his plans up to next year's World Cup. NZR said he was not entitled to be released until the end of the Super Rugby season in August. (more...)
Iranian forces fire on Israeli positions in Golan: Israeli army Iranian forces fire on Israeli positions in Golan: Israeli army
- May 10, 2018

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said Iran's Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement. There had been no comment from Iranian officials. Peek, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, offered the administration's clearest answer yet: "We're certainly going to be pushing and asking and cajoling them to disinvest, absolutely", he said on NPR's Morning Edition . (more...)
At least 8 students, 1 teacher injured in chemical fire at school At least 8 students, 1 teacher injured in chemical fire at school
- May 10, 2018

At least four of those students and a teacher were taken to hospitals including Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tristar Skyline Medical Center, according to Bush and to Sumner County Schools spokesman Jeremy Johnson. Other children at the school were relocated as the fire department used fans to clear chemical fumes and tested the building's air quality, ABC News reported. (more...)

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