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Questions swirl after small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico power contract Questions swirl after small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico power contract
- October 25, 2017

Communications director Parish Braden told the Daily Inter Lake on Tuesday that his agency wants to learn why the private entity was utilized as opposed to a cost-sharing agreement with other utilities. The Post reported that Whitefish was one of two companies that PREPA reached out to in the wake of Hurricane Irma , which struck the commonwealth in early September, just a few weeks before Maria made landfall. (more...)
Watchdog pessimistic over SA soaring crime Watchdog pessimistic over SA soaring crime
- October 25, 2017

McGluwa goes on to say that the high level of contact crimes and stock theft in this predominantly rural province furthermore emphasises the need to re-establish specialised units that will tackle specific crimes. DA MP Zakhele Mbhele said the alarming crime figures were worsened by factors including "chronic undertraining, under-staffing, underresourcing and underequipping". (more...)
Valley unemployment rate up 1 percent Valley unemployment rate up 1 percent
- October 25, 2017

McDowell and Mingo counties had rates about seven percent, with McDowell County's rate being reported at 7.8 percent and Mingo County's rate sitting at a rate of 8.2 percent. The jobless rate has slowly climbed each month since May, though the 2017 rates are well below the monthly figures of the past 17 years, according to department figures. (more...)
Over 100 QAU students detained after massive protest Over 100 QAU students detained after massive protest
- October 25, 2017

While the students maintain that they were beaten badly, the police say the students had forcibly closed university classrooms and barred the buses from operating. Negotiations were said to have been successful last week, with the students agreeing to end the strike after the vice chancellor announced that the university's syndicate meetings would also include students. (more...)
'Lose yourself' National, court rules
- October 25, 2017

The chart-topping rap song was played to court in the case between Eminem's company and the National Party. "Eight Mile Style is entitled to damages on a "user principle" basis in the sum of NZ$600,000, with interest, from 28 June 2014", the court said in a statement. (more...)
De Blasio admin ups affordable housing goals to 300K units by 2026 De Blasio admin ups affordable housing goals to 300K units by 2026
- October 25, 2017

The city, he said, has maintained that it wants to increase the presence of the NYPD "wherever it's needed" as well as the Fire Department's efforts to assist in emergencies and the city's homeless outreach effort. "As the PBA points out, the Finest have not been directed to help the homeless in the subways and that's why there are more homeless on the trains and in the stations than under past mayors", he said, adding the goal should be to help those people and protect riders. (more...)
Elementary school apologizes after fundraising event features Trump tombstone game
- October 25, 2017

The parents or teachers responsible for this disgusting display should claim responsibility publicly and apologize publicly as well. Republican officials in MA are arguing that schools are not places for "nasty political agendas" after a public elementary school allowed students to throw bean bags at a fake tombstone marked with the name of the president of the United States. (more...)
Corker feud 'avoided' during GOP policy lunch Corker feud 'avoided' during GOP policy lunch
- October 25, 2017

Mr Corker, on the verge of Senate retirement, isn't backing down, however. "I think the things that are happening right now that are harmful to our nation, whether it's the breaking down of - we are going to be doing hearings on some of the things that he purposely is breaking down - relationships we have around the world that have been useful to our nation", he said. (more...)
GOP Sen. Flake says he'll retire, had tangled with Trump GOP Sen. Flake says he'll retire, had tangled with Trump
- October 25, 2017

That site is run by Steve Bannon, the bomb-throwing nationalist who went from a White House position to working to overthrow the party establishment. Corker, who has also decided not to run again for the U.S Senate where he has served for a decade, said the president's staff had asked him to intervene when Trump was "getting ready to do something that was really off the tracks". (more...)
Clinton campaign, DNC helped fund research that led to salacious Trump dossier Clinton campaign, DNC helped fund research that led to salacious Trump dossier
- October 25, 2017

Per the Post , in April 2016, lawyer Marc Elias, working on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, started paying the opposition research company Fusion GPS to look into Trump's ties to Russian Federation. They argued that committee staffers had "systematically disclosed confidential and prejudicial information" about Fusion. The dossier is a compilation of reports he prepared for Fusion. (more...)
$70 entrance fee proposed for Rocky Mountain National Park amid record crowds $70 entrance fee proposed for Rocky Mountain National Park amid record crowds
- October 25, 2017

It may cost more than twice as much to go to some national parks, if a proposed fee increase goes through. A comment period on the peak-season entrance fee proposal will be open from October 24, 2017 to November 23, 2017, on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website https://parkplanning.nps.gov/proposedpeakseasonfeerates. (more...)
U.S. to resume refugee admissions; 11 countries blocked
- October 25, 2017

Circuit Court of Appeals to review a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland, which put the latest set of travel restrictions on hold hours after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson made the same decision last week. It's unclear which countries the administration has flagged. On Sept. 29, the White House announced that Trump had set the refugee admissions ceiling at 45,000 for Fiscal Year 2018, which began on October 1 - the lowest cap since the refugee admissions program began in 1975. (more...)
TDOC checks in on sex offenders ahead of, and during, Halloween TDOC checks in on sex offenders ahead of, and during, Halloween
- October 25, 2017

Bennett said it is not fair to say the registry "lost" sex offenders. Hundreds of teams of TDOC probation parole officers work with local law enforcement to saturate communities across the state, conducting random visits and compliance checks on more than 3,000 sex offenders statewide between October 21 and the morning of November 1, including more than 1,100 visits on the night of Halloween. (more...)
Weakening typhoon Lan passes near Tokyo, at least two killed Weakening typhoon Lan passes near Tokyo, at least two killed
- October 25, 2017

Many parts of Wakayama and Mie Prefecture received 600 to 700 mm of rain in a 48-hour period. A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding but leaving the capital, Tokyo , largely unscathed, although at least two people were reported killed and train and plane services disrupted. (more...)
Russian Celebrity Opens Presidential Campaign Russian Celebrity Opens Presidential Campaign
- October 25, 2017

The charges were eventually dropped and Mr. Sobchak died a few years later of a heart attack. Sobchak, who is the daughter of Putin's late mentor, former Saint Petersburg mayor Anatoly Sobchak, is seeking to promote herself as the choice for Russians who are "against all" candidates. (more...)
USA stocks rebound on strong earnings reports USA stocks rebound on strong earnings reports
- October 25, 2017

The S&P industrial sector was among the biggest S&P gainers in the day. "It offers some hope to investors that this rally will broaden out, which it needs to do, to sustain at these levels", Heckler said. Treasury prices finished mixed, with the benchmark 10-year yield rising 3 bps to 2.41% while the two-year yield slipped by a basis point to 1.57%. United Technologies gained 1.73 percent in premarket trading after the company reported a better-than-expected profit and raised earnings ... (more...)
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) Given New $145.00 Price Target at Argus
- October 25, 2017

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: " The Travelers Companies, Inc ". Several brokerages have recently weighed in on TRV . Cullen Capital Management LLC lifted its position in The Travelers Companies by 2.0% during the second quarter. If the published price targets set by Eversource Energy analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for ES is $71. (more...)
Bad Rabbit is the latest ransomware now ravishing Russian computer networks Bad Rabbit is the latest ransomware now ravishing Russian computer networks
- October 25, 2017

Security firm Kaspersky Lab also noticed that a "number of hacked Russian media websites" were distributing the ransomware , without elaborating. The new virus appears to be dubbed 'BadRabbit, ' according to a dark net page where the details on ransom for the encrypted files were posted. (more...)
Majority of MEPs demand a ban on glyphosate weedkiller Majority of MEPs demand a ban on glyphosate weedkiller
- October 25, 2017

The European Commission will seek to extend the license of glyphosate - the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide - for between five and seven years, a spokesman for the Commission said Tuesday. The revelations "shed doubt on the credibility of some studies used in the European Union evaluation on glyphosate safety", the statement said. But following today's overwhelming vote in support for banning the pesticide, the EU Commission has dropped its recommendation, instead ... (more...)
Tensione Usa-Corea del Nord: Trump allerta i bombardieri nucleari Tensione Usa-Corea del Nord: Trump allerta i bombardieri nucleari
- October 25, 2017

Trump mette in preallarme l'aviazione militare Usa affinchè si prepari ad avere i bombardieri nucleari B52 pronti ad agire anche "in 24 ore". E' questa dunque la risposta dopo le crescenti tensioni nella penisola coreana. Una fake news data da "un'incomprensione" con il giornalista di Defense One. Lo riportano alcuni media statunitensi, che citano fonti del Pentagono. (more...)

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