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Charlottesville Mayor Calls for Immediate Removal of Confederate Statue Charlottesville Mayor Calls for Immediate Removal of Confederate Statue
- August 19, 2017

Signer said in a statement that he wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene an emergency meeting of the General Assembly to greenlight the removal of the Confederate Gen. On Thursday, he tweeted his apparent support for keeping Confederate monuments and said it was "sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments". (more...)
Rep. Peters Joins Effort to Censure Trump Over Charlottesville Response
- August 19, 2017

The resolution also condemns the president for employing White House staff with ties to the white supremacist movement and urges him to fire advisors who may cater to the movement in the United States. "The president's repulsive defense of white supremacists demands that Congress act to defend our American values", she said . The torch rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, CA. (more...)
If North Korea attacks USA, it 'will regret it fast' If North Korea attacks USA, it 'will regret it fast'
- August 19, 2017

Calling it "the responsibility of all", Macron called on the worldwide community to "act in a concerted, firm and effective manner, as it has just done in the (U.N.) Security Council, to bring North Korea back to the path of dialogue". Trump goes on to compliment Guam, as well as Calvo. China Central Television on Saturday cited Xi as saying that Beijing and Washington are both interested in the denuclearization of the peninsula. (more...)
Obama's Charlottesville response breaks the record for most-liked tweet ever Obama's Charlottesville response breaks the record for most-liked tweet ever
- August 19, 2017

Former US President Barack Obama's Twitter post which contained a quote from Nelson Mandela continues to gain likes on Twitter. And one of those tweets has now become the most liked in Twitter history. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has fumbled while using the social media platform. Also on Tuesday, after three CEOs stepped down from their positions on his manufacturing advisory council, Trump used Twitter to accuse them of being "grandstanders". (more...)
Tokyo, Washington reaffirm military alliance against Pyongyang Tokyo, Washington reaffirm military alliance against Pyongyang
- August 19, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff agreed Friday that their countries should step up their bilateral coordination in dealing with North Korea, and that the worldwide community should increase pressure on Pyongyang. (more...)
SA conservationist killed in Tanzania after nearly a decade of death threats SA conservationist killed in Tanzania after nearly a decade of death threats
- August 19, 2017

It remains unclear whether his death is related to his anti-poaching work. The NTSCIU was recently featured in the Netflix documentary The Ivory Game . Lotter told The Times: "The more you go after them, the more situations where confrontation between poachers and rangers will take place". In a statement , Jane Goodall describes Lotter as one of her heroes, who "worked tirelessly to fight both poachers and corruption" and "faced strong opposition from dealers and many high level government ... (more...)
Analyst Stock Ratings: Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (AXDX), Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP)
- August 19, 2017

About 142,960 shares traded. It is down 18.42% since August 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500. Geosphere Capital Management increased Targa Res Corp ( TRGP ) stake by 14.5% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. (more...)
Worth Watching Stock: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
- August 19, 2017

The company has market cap of $4.84 billion. It closed at $104.68 lastly. It is down 27.27% since August 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. On August 3 the company was rated "Underweight" by Morgan Stanley which is down from the previous " rating. Automatic information Processing presently has a consensus recommendation of "Hold" and an consensus price target of $105.35. (more...)
Venezuela pro-govt assembly seizes legislative powers Venezuela pro-govt assembly seizes legislative powers
- August 19, 2017

The center-right opposition says the new constituent assembly is a ploy by Maduro to tighten his grip on power. The National Constituent Assembly officially dissolved Parliament and completely blocked opposition members of Parliament. (more...)
ACLU will no longer defend hate groups protesting with firearms ACLU will no longer defend hate groups protesting with firearms
- August 19, 2017

White nationalists staged a "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville last weekend over plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. City officials wanted the protest moved a mile away from the park to better accommodate the crowd. "ACLU's Virginia branch responded to the criticism over its decision, saying in a statement : "... (more...)
Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
- August 19, 2017

We're carefully tracking the forecast for the total solar eclipse on Monday . To get an idea of when to expect to see the peak of the eclipse in our area, scientists expect our region should start to see the first shadows of the moon stretching across the sun shortly after 1:15 Monday afternoon, with the maximum eclipse happening around 2:42. (more...)
3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash 3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash
- August 19, 2017

The gilded and glittering Mar-a-Lago has been a favorite spot for holding charity events and a money maker for the Trump Organization. Mar-a-Lago is a dues-paying member of the chamber. But the resort has also become the site of protest by groups who oppose the president's policies and statements. Here's what the charities have to say about the change of plans. (more...)
Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit Aretha Franklin says she is moving back home to Detroit
- August 19, 2017

Although the singer proclaimed her plans for retirement in February, it seems she'll still be putting in some work at this club - which will be named, aptly, Aretha's. She has two shows now scheduled in 2017: an August 26 concert in Philadelphia, as well as one in Lake County, Ill., on September 3. She also is slated to play the 2018 Toronto Jazz Festival on June 28. (more...)
Boston Celtics Announce Paul Pierce's Jersey Retirement Date Boston Celtics Announce Paul Pierce's Jersey Retirement Date
- August 19, 2017

Prior to that he has played at Kansas but chose to transfer to Nebraska after two years in search of more playing time where White spent just one season with the Cornhuskers where he averaged 16.6 points in 34 games played before spending his senior year with Syracuse. (more...)
'Mersal' becomes 1st Tamil film with special Twitter emoji 'Mersal' becomes 1st Tamil film with special Twitter emoji
- August 19, 2017

Vijay's Mersal is creating good buzz ahead of its release on October 18. Vijay will be answering queries from the public. This is the first time the social networking site has launched an emoji dedicated to a Tamil film. Use the hashtag Mersal , you'll see an emoji of Vijay in one of the avatars for the film. Two singles from the album - Aalaporan Tamizhan and Neethanae - have already been well received and the fans are waiting with bated breath for the rest of the songs. (more...)
Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't speak with Trump Mother of Charlottesville victim says she won't speak with Trump
- August 19, 2017

In a subsequent call with Trump, the president agreed it was the right course of action. Trump also pilloried James Alex Fields Jr., who police said plowed into Heyer and other counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, as "a disgrace to himself" and "a murderer". (more...)
Trump, Security Team to Consider Strategic Options on Afghanistan Trump, Security Team to Consider Strategic Options on Afghanistan
- August 19, 2017

It's meant to show a USA commitment to stay in the country, prod Taliban fighters to the negotiating table and stem the increased presence of terrorist groups including Islamic State , according to people familiar with the plan who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. (more...)
Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism' Poll finds many call Saturday's events in Charlottesville 'domestic terrorism'
- August 19, 2017

Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a polling memo. In a Wednesday email, the group wrote: "It is our belief the violent activities would not have risen to the level it did and we would not be having this discussion" if the media didn't publicize Saturday's rally before it happened that left a counterprotester dead after a man plowed his auto into a crowd. (more...)
Porsche 911 Turbo S gets braided carbon fiber wheels Porsche 911 Turbo S gets braided carbon fiber wheels
- August 19, 2017

Starting in early 2018, you'll be able to get carbon fiber-reinforced polymer wheels on your 911 for just $17,600 extra. For the sake of (orange-to-apple) comparos, the monoblock Carbon Revolution-supplied wheels Ford offers for the Shelby GT350R cost about $15,000 per set, while Koenigsegg's hollow carbon fiber Aircore wheels are offered for $64,000 plus tax. (more...)
JCS Chief Nominee Not Considering Scaling Back S. Korea-US Military Drill JCS Chief Nominee Not Considering Scaling Back S. Korea-US Military Drill
- August 19, 2017

About 17,500 US servicemembers will participate, with about 3,000 coming from other countries. The US-South Korean exercise, called Ulchi-Freedom Guardian, will involve about 17,500 US servicemen, including 3,000 from outside South Korea, the Pentagon said. (more...)

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