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World Rugby says tackle study is extreme World Rugby says tackle study is extreme
- September 28, 2017

Referees, players past and present, and pundits have reacted with sarcasm and disbelief at calls from experts to ban tackling and scrums in British schools rugby up to the age of 18 because of safety concerns. In July 2016 the four United Kingdom chief medical officers (CMOs) rejected the call for a ban on tackling in youth rugby , citing a report which claimed rugby was no more injury prone than other sports. (more...)
SUV kills woman outside Palisades Medical Center SUV kills woman outside Palisades Medical Center
- September 28, 2017

The Hudson County Sheriff's Office, North Bergen Police Department and the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor are investigating. A hospital representative confirms she was an employee at Harborage Nursing Home, and two co-workers identified her as Luisa Valdez. (more...)
Kamal Nath for Scindia as CM candidate Kamal Nath for Scindia as CM candidate
- September 28, 2017

Signalling the ushering in of a younger generation of Congress leaders, the 46-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia is likely to be announced as the chief ministerial candidate for Congress party in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh elections in 2018, senior leader Kamal Nath said. (more...)
California math, language arts test scores level off - and achievement gaps persist California math, language arts test scores level off - and achievement gaps persist
- September 28, 2017

It's important to remember that these tests are far more rigorous and realistic than the previous paper and pencil tests. Student scores in the four-county Sacramento region also remained flat, with 50 percent of students meeting English standards and 40 percent meeting math standards in 2017. (more...)
Columbia Woman Waits As Family Looks To Leave Puerto Rico Columbia Woman Waits As Family Looks To Leave Puerto Rico
- September 28, 2017

Eight of its members are already in Puerto Rico, including Pam's husband. Rivero-Bello said there's a feeling that not enough is being done for Puerto Rico. "With so much to be done and such great urgency before us, let's use our own winds of change to help Puerto Rico dig out and rise up", he wrote. "Just amazed at the power, something indescribable what they went through there", the pastor said. (more...)
United Nations refugee agency alarmed over attack on Rohingya refugees United Nations refugee agency alarmed over attack on Rohingya refugees
- September 28, 2017

Several Sinhala MPs expressed concern in parliament today about the presence of Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka, the Daily Mirror reported. Saffron-robed Buddhist monks led a mob that broke down gates and entered the walled multi-storied compound as frightened refugees huddled together in upstairs rooms, a police official said. (more...)
Merkel welcomes 'a lot of material' from Macron for EU reform debate Merkel welcomes 'a lot of material' from Macron for EU reform debate
- September 28, 2017

Mr Macron proposed an EU-wide tax on financial transactions - reigniting a long-running debate on expanding a levy already in place in France and Britain . He suggested the creation of a European intelligence academy to better fight against terrorism, and a joint civil protection force. Mr Macron said he was looking for France and Germany to take the lead in setting the agenda for a new stronger Europe despite Angela Merkel emerging from national elections at the weekend with a ... (more...)
Venezuela slams new USA travel ban as 'psychological terrorism' Venezuela slams new USA travel ban as 'psychological terrorism'
- September 28, 2017

Trump had threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend the USA or its allies. "The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing", Trump told the United Nations General Assembly last week. In August, US officials slapped sanctions on Venezuela after a July 30 vote that allowed Maduro to replace the opposition-dominated National Assembly with a new 545-member Constituent Assembly filled with his supporters. (more...)
Former Broncos' coach Robert Former Broncos' coach Robert "Red" Miller has died
- September 28, 2017

Before Miller arrived in Denver, the team had never been to the playoffs. Despite all their success in 1977, the Broncos would ultimately fall short in their quest to win the franchise's first National Football League title, losing Super Bowl XII 27-10 to Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys . (more...)
Barcelona edge past Sporting Lisbon through own goal Barcelona edge past Sporting Lisbon through own goal
- September 28, 2017

It took just four minutes of the second half for Barca to take the lead when Suarez headed on a Messi free-kick into the area and the ball bounced into the net off the chest of Sporting defender and the latter's Uruguay global team-mate Coates. (more...)
Appeals court: Singapore blogger should be granted United States asylum Appeals court: Singapore blogger should be granted United States asylum
- September 28, 2017

He had been locked up in several detention centres since his arrival in Chicago last December, while U.S. authorities considered his request for political asylum. Asked if he planned to study, he said: "Hell, no". Some people admire him for daring to speak out against government policies, while others have faulted him for criticising Singapore's late founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who has been credited with Singapore's economic success despite his authoritarianism. (more...)
Midlothian MSP helps charity prepare for coffee morning Midlothian MSP helps charity prepare for coffee morning
- September 28, 2017

COFFEE is brewing and cake stands are mounted as a popular charity event is set to return this week. Ahead of the event Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), says: "The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan's biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer". (more...)
Gujarat Government big announcement on reservation before elections Gujarat Government big announcement on reservation before elections
- September 28, 2017

The deputy chief minister said that the new Commission was being set up for all the communities seeking to petition their demands before the government. The sources said Rahul had visited both temples and mosques during yatras ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections to project the secular image of the Congress. (more...)
European Commission proposes resettling 50 000 refugees European Commission proposes resettling 50 000 refugees
- September 28, 2017

The EU's previous resettlement scheme, adopted in July 2015, has resettled some 23,000 refugees among EU member states. The focus should be on people in North Africa and the Horn of Africa, the commission said, mentioning Libya, Egypt , Niger, Sudan, Chad and Ethiopia. (more...)
Four arrested after transgender teenager has eyes gouged out and genitals stabbed Four arrested after transgender teenager has eyes gouged out and genitals stabbed
- September 28, 2017

Three others, including Andrew Vrba , 18, Isis Schauer , 18, and 24-year-old Briana Calderas , were earlier charged with first-degree murder and other counts. I. oh, God. I. Both Sheriff James Sigman and prosecutor Parke Stevens Jr. insist the crime was not motivated by Steinfeld's gender identity . Mic reports Steinfeld's Facebook page was filled with messages from mourners: "Rest in Peace, Ally". (more...)
Venezuela slams new United States travel ban as 'psychological terrorism' Venezuela slams new United States travel ban as 'psychological terrorism'
- September 28, 2017

Trump had threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend the USA or its allies. "The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing", Trump told the United Nations General Assembly last week. The addition of new countries to the extended USA travel ban , including Venezuela, is an act of "political and psychological terrorism", the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Thad Cochran: 'I'm not hospitalized' following urological issue Thad Cochran: 'I'm not hospitalized' following urological issue
- September 28, 2017

A Republican senator tweeted Wednesday that he is not in the hospital, after President Donald Trump repeatedly cited his supposed hospitalization as a reason Republicans did not have enough votes to pass healthcare legislation in the Senate . (more...)
Young Thug Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession Young Thug Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession
- September 28, 2017

Brookhaven Police said they found narcotics, liquid codeine, two firearms, and a large amount of cash in the vehicle. Young Thug saw no charges in the case as there was a lack of evidence against him. The rep confirmed that the rapper - real name: Jeffrey Lamar Williams - is facing felony charges although he was unable to provide further details at press time. (more...)
Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch
- September 28, 2017

Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have! Israel also responded to Iran's claim of a missile test as if it was genuine. "Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure", the BBC reported, for example, adding analysis that Trump's rhetoric against Iran and North Korea had pushed ostensibly moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "into a corner with the hardliners" and prodded him to authorize the ... (more...)
Kushner's New York Voter Registration Is 'Female' Kushner's New York Voter Registration Is 'Female'
- September 27, 2017

The apparent clerical mistake is ironic in that Republicans have pointed to similar discrepancies as being signs of a nefarious and widespread voter fraud effort. This has added to suspicions surrounding the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation in interfering with the election. The 36-year-old real estate developer has been tasked with reforming the government and moderating a peace plan in the Middle East. (more...)