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National School Choice Week National School Choice Week
- January 24, 2018

The event featured a parade of schools where students held up their school banners, as well as many student performances. "And we're celebrating today not just the option for charter schools, but we're celebrating district public schools, home schooling, virtual schools, private schools", she said. (more...)
Twitter loses key exec Anthony Noto, sparking concerns over turnaround Twitter loses key exec Anthony Noto, sparking concerns over turnaround
- January 24, 2018

SoFi , founded as Social Finance Inc, is provides online services for mortgages, personal loans, and refinancing student debt. At SoFi, Noto will be responsible for trying to steady a company that was thrown into turmoil by Cagney's departure. (more...)
European Union updates list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation matters
- January 24, 2018

Barbados has been named amongst eight jurisdictions that have been removed from the EU's list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. But the detailed commitments which the countries made in order to be removed from the list have not been made public, despite calls to do so by European Union tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici . (more...)
U19 WC: Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets in quarterfinal U19 WC: Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets in quarterfinal
- January 24, 2018

Chasing a paltry total of 190 to win, Pakistan did stumble in the middle but eventually sailed through with three wickets in hand and 2.1 overs to spare. Zaryab was on 31 then and Pakistan needed 79 more, but at a required rate of just over three runs per over. He was well supported by all-rounder Saad Khan, who scored 26 off 62. (more...)
Coming Storm Looks To Slam Southern Minn. With 10+ Inches Of Snow Coming Storm Looks To Slam Southern Minn. With 10+ Inches Of Snow
- January 24, 2018

The weather service in Nebraska warned "travel will be very unsafe to impossible" because of the blizzard. Winds will be on the order of 20 to 30 miles per hour, which will also cause some blowing and drifting. Officially, 0.12 inches of precipitation was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on Sunday, boosting Madison's January and 2018 total to 0.51 inches, 0.33 inches below normal. (more...)
Dead In Car Vs. Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-64 Dead In Car Vs. Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-64
- January 24, 2018

The Highway Patrol says the tractor-trailer wasn't carrying HAZMAT materials but diesel fuel did leak into the ravine. Officials are warning that the roadway won't be clear for several hours. Police believe one auto tried to switch lanes in front of the tractor-trailer, which likely caused the crash. Three other people, including an infant, are hospitalized, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. (more...)
No mediation on Kashmir issue unless both India, Pak agree: United Nations chief No mediation on Kashmir issue unless both India, Pak agree: United Nations chief
- January 24, 2018

Asked at the daily United Nations briefing about the crossfire, Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: "We are obviously aware". The UN Secretary-General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that in principle good offices of the UN chief are always available for mediation, but everyone needs to agree on involving the world body. (more...)
U.S. citizens among dead in Kabul hotel attack U.S. citizens among dead in Kabul hotel attack
- January 24, 2018

On the other hand, Pakistan claims that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan use the Afghan soil to coordinate attacks in Pakistan. "We commend the swift and effective response of the Afghan security forces. The slain included nine people from Ukraine and one person each from Greece, Germany and Kazakhstan, Kabul Police Chief Salem Ehsas said. "Violence like what we witnessed yesterday has no place in Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world". (more...)
United States drone strike kills two Haqqani network's militants in N Waziristan United States drone strike kills two Haqqani network's militants in N Waziristan
- January 24, 2018

The report said that sources within the political administration of Speen Thal Dapa Mamozai said the drone strikes , allegedly carried out by United States spy planes, targeted a house belonging to Afghan refugees. A source close to the Haqqani group confirmed that at least one mid-level Afghan commander had been killed. Islamabad denies sheltering militants and accuses Washington of not respecting Pakistan's vast sacrifices in the war on militancy. (more...)
Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April Venezuela to Hold Presidential Election by April
- January 24, 2018

But his opponents are also struggling following the collapse of last year's protest movement and crackdown on dissent. "If it was in my hands, the election would be this weekend". The finalized date for the election has yet to be announced, though government and opposition dialogue representatives are rumored to be looking at a date in the first half of 2018. (more...)
Ind. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.4 Percent Ind. Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.4 Percent
- January 24, 2018

Bamberg County's unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in December, which was the state's fourth-highest jobless rate during the month. Area unemployment saw a slight uptick in December, according to the Ohio Labor Market Information report released Tuesday. (more...)
Suspended Eskom CFO Anoj Singh resigns Suspended Eskom CFO Anoj Singh resigns
- January 24, 2018

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) on Tuesday called for former Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh to be criminally charged for corruption and impropriety. The board of Eskom, through the Chairman, has accepted the resignation and communicated the acceptance through Singh's attorneys. "Mr Singh's resignation is with immediate effect‚" said Phasiwe. (more...)
Whirlpool Says It's Adding Jobs in Wake of Trump Tariff Decision Whirlpool Says It's Adding Jobs in Wake of Trump Tariff Decision
- January 24, 2018

The new safeguard measures , which come 16 years after the us imposed tariffs on imported steel products in 2002, are expected to deal a big blow to Korea's manufacturing firms. President Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar panels this week after US manufacturers complained that they are being hurt by foreign competition. (more...)
WH: Home Panel Ought to Launch FISA Memo for 'Transparency' WH: Home Panel Ought to Launch FISA Memo for 'Transparency'
- January 24, 2018

Some Republicans have embraced the memo as proof that there is a political bias against President Trump within the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The memo reportedly focuses on the Democrat-funded dossier, which contains salacious allegations about President Trump that he's dismissed as phony, and information about a surveillance warrant taken out under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act against Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2016. (more...)
Two 12-year-olds arrested for cyberstalking Two 12-year-olds arrested for cyberstalking
- January 24, 2018

Although, the children are being charged in relation to Green's death, authorities say that during their investigation they did not determine cyberbullying as the sole cause of death; only confirmed that she was being cyberbullied at the time of her passing. (more...)
Soldier injured in ceasefire violation dies Soldier injured in ceasefire violation dies
- January 24, 2018

Due to the ongoing tension on the border between India and Pakistan on January 21, the Opposition staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir assembly to protest ruling government's "failure" to protect the lives of border dwellers in the ceasefire violations . (more...)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela admitted to hospital Winnie Madikizela-Mandela admitted to hospital
- January 24, 2018

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 81, was rushed to a hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday, family members told the South African eNCA news agency. Winnie was then taken to the Milpark Hospital. Although she and Mandela divorced in 1996 after being married for 38 years, the two of them remained close. During her ex-husband's 27-year imprisonment for his fight against apartheid, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and the rights of black South Africans, undergoing arrest and banishment. (more...)
Dahiru Musdapher Passes On At 75 Dahiru Musdapher Passes On At 75
- January 24, 2018

She said that Justice Musdapher died after battling with a kidney-related disease and had been on admission in a London hospital for the past five months. "He shall be sorely missed", he added. "A staunch proponent for judicial reforms in the country, the late Musdapher was a frontline bastion for the entrenchment of constitutional democracy in the country". (more...)
Canada union members push for NAFTA job security Canada union members push for NAFTA job security
- January 24, 2018

NAFTA's environment chapter was at the top of their agenda. The Montreal talks are unfolding under the ever-present threat that President Donald Trump will trigger NAFTA's six-month withdrawal clause. "We believe that the process is advancing well enough", Mr. Smith Ramos, speaking in French, told reporters in a hallway outside the negotiations. "Canadians expect us to be creative, but at the same time, Canadians expect us to be firm when it is about key sectors like supply management", he ... (more...)
US embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019, Pence says US embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019, Pence says
- January 24, 2018

MCEVERS: So where does this all leave the peace process? Last month, US President Donald Trump righted an historical wrong when he declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital . Alon Pinkas, a former Israeli diplomat, argued that Pence, an evangelical Christian, loves Israel for religious reasons which may not be well-received by Jews. (more...)

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