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Council cancels Australia Day, vows to change date Council cancels Australia Day, vows to change date
- August 16, 2017

Yarra City councillors voted on Tuesday night to stop referring to January 26 as Australia Day and to cease holding any citizenship ceremonies on that day from 2018. Yarra councillor Stephen Jolly said that while the council itself would be taking these steps, the public would of course be free to celebrate however they see fit. (more...)
Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas Chinese and Indian Military Clashed in the Himalayas
- August 16, 2017

Personnel from both sides received minor injuries and the situation was brought under control after the customary banner drill under which both sides hold banners before stepping back to their respective positions. China also claims that Thimphu has no dispute with Beijing over Doklam. The huge volume of trade with the rising superpower has alarmed the Indian government of possibilities of China gaining access to critical information infrastructure of businesses and government setups, ... (more...)
Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students
- August 16, 2017

Communications Director, Ross Mac Mahon has said it will allow an interactive opportunity for students to ask questions about their results. The Helpline is sponsored by eir and the Irish Independent and supported by the Department of Education and Skills and staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. (more...)
Trump Signs Executive Order to Reform Nations Trump Signs Executive Order to Reform Nations "Badly Broken" Infrastructure Permitting Process
- August 16, 2017

He last spoke about his plan back in June, when he gave a speech in OH as part of infrastructure week. "We're literally like a third-world country", Trump said, while touting his latest executive order , which he called the next step toward restoring the nation's infrastructure. (more...)
MH370: new images may confirm area where plane went missing MH370: new images may confirm area where plane went missing
- August 16, 2017

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau announced the shocking new information on Wednesday in a report , which examined the content of the images alongside drift modelling performed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira canteens, nearly calls it 'Amma canteen' Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira canteens, nearly calls it 'Amma canteen'
- August 16, 2017

The Karnataka government today rolled out 101 Indira Canteens in Bengaluru . Gandhi claimed that he was proud that the Congress government had conceptualized this canteen. Despite all criticisms, the Karnataka government successfully launched the canteens with Rahul Gandhi inaugurating one of the units. Ms Jayalalithaa won an unprecedented second straight term as Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu past year, but died in December after days in hospital. (more...)
Organizers of white nationalist rally in Virginia, driver sued for $3 million Organizers of white nationalist rally in Virginia, driver sued for $3 million
- August 16, 2017

On Monday, Tadrint and Micah Washington - who were in the auto that Fields rammed into - are suing him, rally organizers (including David Duke , Richard Spencer , and Jason Kessler ), and other white nationalist organizations for assault and battery, and civil conspiracy and negligence. (more...)
Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories Teaser Trailer Debuts Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories Teaser Trailer Debuts
- August 16, 2017

An estranged family gathers together in NY for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected ), also starring Ben Stiller , Emma Thompson , and Dustin Hoffman , follows a family coming together, and now the first trailer has landed following its Cannes premiere earlier this year. (more...)
Sen. McCain Defends McMaster Against 'Alt-Right' Attacks Sen. McCain Defends McMaster Against 'Alt-Right' Attacks
- August 16, 2017

Sen. John McCain on Monday slammed recent attacks on White House national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and called on President Donald Trump to speak out against the right-wing campaign targeting the top adviser. In its report , the ZOA said that McMaster is undermining Trump's Middle East agenda and the relationship between the United States and Israel by firing officials supportive of the Jewish state and critical of the Iran nuclear deal. (more...)
Davis gets another contract extension from Panthers Davis gets another contract extension from Panthers
- August 16, 2017

Davis said he understood that the negotiation process takes time, and that there was no need to rush since he was still under contract through the 2017 season. He wants to focus on football. Tuesday, he put the business at hand behind him - perhaps once and for all. "This extension solidifies me being here for the rest of my career". (more...)
Obama's Charlottesville tweet is most liked in Twitter history Obama's Charlottesville tweet is most liked in Twitter history
- August 16, 2017

That first tweet, containing the leading sentiment " No on is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion ..." The previous occupant of the position, Barack Obama , has been sporadically active in the public sphere ever since his term as POTUS came to an official close back in January. (more...)
Obama Tweet in Wake of Charlottesville Breaks Twitter Record, Becomes Most-Liked Obama Tweet in Wake of Charlottesville Breaks Twitter Record, Becomes Most-Liked
- August 16, 2017

The previous most liked tweet was pop singer Ariana Grande's post after the terror attack at her concert in Manchester , England. The tweet, the first in a series of three , quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of Obama smiling with a group of children from different racial backgrounds. (more...)
Jets QB Christian Hackenberg film review vs. Titans Jets QB Christian Hackenberg film review vs. Titans
- August 16, 2017

Second-year quarterback Christian Hackenberg made his 2017 debut under center for the New York Jets last Saturday. Hackenberg, a second-round pick out of Penn State past year, was 18 of 25 for 127 yards while running Morton's mostly conservative offense against the Titans. (more...)
Banish Bannon? Trump weighs his options as top aides feud
- August 16, 2017

You know that. I went through 17 Senators, Governors and I won all the primaries. On Tuesday, Breitbart portrayed Murdoch as a man working in cahoots with White House Democrats to stop Bannon's populist agenda: "Murdoch & [White House Democrats] Urging POTUS to Dump Bannon, Give Trump Voters Middle Finger", the headline read. (more...)
'George Washington Was a Slave Owner,' Compares Washington to Robert E. Lee 'George Washington Was a Slave Owner,' Compares Washington to Robert E. Lee
- August 16, 2017

Do they have any semblance of guilt?. "You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?" What about the fact they came charging - that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? Oh, and he defended the right-wing protesters from the weekend and tried to blame "both sides" for the violence. (more...)
Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria
- August 16, 2017

Maiduguri , A local official in Nigeria's northeastern village of Mandarari says 20 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists at a camp near a market. Military authorities in Borno State have yet to confirm the attacks. At least 27 people were killed and some 83 were injured. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram has used women and children in bombings before. (more...)
Abbott signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion Abbott signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion
- August 16, 2017

Texas is already facing numerous lawsuits over the spate of abortion restrictions the state continues to pass. "I would like to thank the legislature for ensuring this important legislation reached my desk during the special session". "Women don't plan to be raped". "Members, this is a great deal", Donna Campbel, the bill's author, said in a statement Sunday. House Democrats also tried to convince the bill's supporters to allow insurance companies to give women savings on their premiums if ... (more...)
Failure to report sex abuse disclosures in confession should be crime - commission
- August 16, 2017

In an August 14 statementfrom the Australian Church's " Truth, Justice and Healing Council ", established in 2013 as a platform for the Church "to speak as one" on matters involving the Royal Commission, the council voiced opposition to the proposal involving Confession, but suggested that if implemented, the final decision on whether to comply would come down to each priest and his conscience. (more...)
UF Prepares For White Supremacist Richard Spencer, a Rally Participant in Charlottesville UF Prepares For White Supremacist Richard Spencer, a Rally Participant in Charlottesville
- August 16, 2017

Zackery Ryan, a UF alum, echoes the concerns of many students and people in the community about Spencer coming to speak on campus. In a statement , UF President Kent Fuchs says the event is not affiliated with the university or any student groups on campus. (more...)
Virat Kohli : The team has 120% faith in Hardik Pandya Virat Kohli : The team has 120% faith in Hardik Pandya
- August 16, 2017

In their second innings, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 runs and thus India won the match. Resuming the day at 329/6, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (16), who was batting with Pandya, failed to respond to the pressure situation and was dismissed by Vishwa Fernando early. (more...)

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