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Basi, world's oldest captive giant panda, dies in China Basi, world's oldest captive giant panda, dies in China
- September 14, 2017

At 37, she reached the equivalent of more than a hundred in human years. At the age of four, she fell into an icy river and was rescued by local villagers from the Basi Gorge in the county of Baoxing in southwest China's Sichuan Province. (more...)
United States Steel Corporation (X) Now Covered by Macquarie
- September 14, 2017

A total of 14 analysts have released a research note on X. zero analysts rating the company a strong buy, three analysts rating the company a buy, eight analysts rating the company a hold, four analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally two analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $16.29. (more...)
6 school divisions 'fully accredited' in Northern Virginia 6 school divisions 'fully accredited' in Northern Virginia
- September 14, 2017

Five PWCS schools earned full accreditation status for 2017-18 based on Standards of Learning (SOL) test results for 2016-17, after being partially accredited previous year . Eight school divisions in Southwest Virginia received 100 percent accreditation, while three districts have two schools each with partial accreditation. (more...)
Missouri senator censured for Trump assassination post Missouri senator censured for Trump assassination post
- September 14, 2017

Senate leaders had previously removed Chappelle-Nadal from her committee assignments. State senators, in Jefferson City for a special legislative session, could not reach the required two-thirds vote to expel Chappelle-Nadal. He said he had not meant to incite violence in calling for a public hanging, chalking up the statement up to "cowboy talk". Other lawmakers and media outlets had pointed out that Chappelle-Nadal was engaging in a staring contest by refusing to resign. (more...)
Motco Has Lifted Its Starbucks (SBUX) Position; KB Home Has 1.55 Sentiment
- September 14, 2017

It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500. Peter Kolchinsky decreased its stake in Tg Therapeutics Inc (TGTX) by 78.31% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Salient Trust Lta holds 0.47% or 76,330 shares. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX ) traded up 1.634% on Wednesday, reaching $54.415. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 2.05 million shares. (more...)
Prosecutor investigates some 700 Catalan mayors over vote Prosecutor investigates some 700 Catalan mayors over vote
- September 14, 2017

Nearly 1,000 mayors have been asked to provide polling booths and facilities for the referendum on October 1, which was called this month before being quashed by judges in Madrid on constitutional... A judge shut down the referendum website late Wednesday but minutes later it reappeared using a different server. Rajoy on Wednesday urged Catalans to boycott the referendum. (more...)
War games show assertive Russian Federation and could spark misunderstandings, says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief War games show assertive Russian Federation and could spark misunderstandings, says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief
- September 14, 2017

Poland's Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has said that, contrary to claims by Moscow , the Russian and Belarusian war games pose a "real danger" and that "nearly 100,000 soldiers have been mobilised for these exercises". The Zapad 2017 military exercise is held on the border with Poland, Lithuania and Belarus . The Zapad exercise is held every four years in rotation with drills in other parts of Russian Federation. (more...)
White House: ESPN should fire Jemele Hill over Trump 'white supremacist' tweet White House: ESPN should fire Jemele Hill over Trump 'white supremacist' tweet
- September 14, 2017

She called him "unqualified and unfit" to be president, adding that if he wasn't a white man, he never would have made it to the oval office. "I'm not sure he's aware [Donald Trump] but I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN", Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday. (more...)
Another Vic council dumps Australia Day Another Vic council dumps Australia Day
- September 14, 2017

Moreland councillor Sue Bolton said now the wider Australian society was aware of negative history of the date, celebrating Australia Day on January 26 would be "grossly insensitive" to Australia's first people. Another council in Melbourne has ditched Australia Day celebrations, labelling the annual commemoration as offensive and inappropriate. Moreland councillor John Kavanagh did not support the change and said it was a decision for the federal government to make. (more...)
Irma Leaves About 65% of Florida Utility Customers in the Dark Irma Leaves About 65% of Florida Utility Customers in the Dark
- September 14, 2017

Major utilities in the state - including Florida Power & Light Co, Duke Energy Corp and Tampa Electric - have mobilized tens of thousands of workers to deal with the enormous power outages, which by Monday evening numbered more than 7.4 million homes and businesses after Hurricane Irma landed as a Category 4 storm early Sunday. (more...)
Francis Scott Key Monument Sprayed With Graffiti Reading 'Racist Anthem' Francis Scott Key Monument Sprayed With Graffiti Reading 'Racist Anthem'
- September 14, 2017

The Baltimore Sun reports that the graffiti appeared on the statue exactly 203 years after Key wrote the poem that inspired the national anthem. Key, who owned slaves, was inspired to write his verses by the Battle of Fort McHenry on September 13-14, 1814 during the War of 1812. (more...)
New £10 Note Featuring Jane Austen - Here's Everything You Need To Know New £10 Note Featuring Jane Austen - Here's Everything You Need To Know
- September 14, 2017

It features a raft of security innovations and is the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help the blind and partially-sighted. This year marks the 200th anniversary of her death. While it has yet to set an exact date, it says consumers will be given at least three months' notice of the withdrawal date. Britons should find that they stop receiving the old note in cash points and in change during this time. (more...)
Pakistan court summons Nawaz Sharif, his children in two more corruption cases Pakistan court summons Nawaz Sharif, his children in two more corruption cases
- September 14, 2017

The summons come a day after the same court asked the ousted prime minister and his sons and daughter tp appear before it on September 19 in another corruption case related Flagship Investment company in the UK. In his arguments, Haris contended that Sharif did not open the account to get salary. Former premier Sharif was disqualified under Article 62 (1)(f) for failing to declare unclaimed wages earned as an executive of a Dubai-based company owned by his son in the assets statement he ... (more...)
Sean Spicer to make late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live Sean Spicer to make late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live
- September 14, 2017

Spicer also addressed President Trump's frequent social media posting habits, saying there were times were he may "have wanted to go to bed", only to notice a new Trump tweet and think: "This is going to be a longer night". "Can we though, disagree with the facts?" "You can look at a set of facts and come out with one opinion, but someone else can say the facts are the same here and I come out with a different conclusion", Spicer said. (more...)
UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions
- September 14, 2017

David von Hippel, an energy expert with the Nautilus Institute think tank who has done extensive research on North Korea, said he doubts that oil sanctions will hit the regime very hard. He also opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THADD) anti-missile system by the USA in South Korea asserting that it undermined the security of China and other countries in the region. (more...)
North Korea is trying to amass a bitcoin war chest North Korea is trying to amass a bitcoin war chest
- September 14, 2017

It retains language reaffirming support for long-stalled six-party talks with that goal involving North Korea , the U.S., Russia, China , Japan and South Korea. A US official said that it had intentionally shown its hands in the negotiations to signal their desire for tougher measures. Noting that oil "is the lifeblood" of North Korea's effort to build and deliver a nuclear weapon, Haley said the resolution reduces nearly 30 per cent of oil provided to the North by cutting off over 55 ... (more...)
Michael Sentance Steps Down As State School Board Superintendent Michael Sentance Steps Down As State School Board Superintendent
- September 14, 2017

His resignation comes just days before the state's accountability plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which Sentance wrote, is due to the federal government. He sided with district superintendents in a debate over whether the state should keep or get rid of its A-F letter grades of schools' performance. Sentence even received low marks for communicating in recent evaluations handed down by state board members. (more...)
Six drown as boat capsizes in UP Six drown as boat capsizes in UP
- September 14, 2017

They managed to rescue over 12 people who have been rushed to the hospital. Villagers told the police the boat was overcrowded, which could be one reason for the tragedy. Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary divers reached the accident spot and have begun rescue operations. In another incident, six people died after drowning in river Ganga, in Bihar's Maranchi district. (more...)
Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, United Nations says Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, United Nations says
- September 14, 2017

Attacks by Rohingya militants on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a harsh military crackdown on the minority Muslim community and the exodus started nearly straight away. Then again on March 20, 2003, The United States with his several coalition allies invaded Iraq to save the world from weapons of mass destruction that were never discovered from Iraq, but in case of Rohingyan Muslims they have been denied basic rights by the Myanmar state, which does not recognise them ... (more...)
Know how pellet guns killed and blinded people in Jammu and Kashmir Know how pellet guns killed and blinded people in Jammu and Kashmir
- September 14, 2017

He said the government should "immediately stop the use of pellet-firing shotguns and ensure that the use of all other weapons is in line with global human rights standards on use of force". Amnesty International has called for a blanket ban on the use of pellet shotgun on protesters in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it has caused fatal injuries to several people and blindness among scores others. (more...)

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