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IL school funding agreement reached IL school funding agreement reached
- August 25, 2017

Rauner released a statement shortly before 5pm that reads, "Governor Rauner applauds the four leaders in coming to a consensus on historic school funding reform that reflects the work of the School Funding Reform Commission ". The state Senate had already voted to override the veto earlier this month. The district gets about $53 million from the state. A district spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment Thursday afternoon. (more...)
Gandhis may not attend Lalu rally Gandhis may not attend Lalu rally
- August 25, 2017

Here's a flashpoint to the Nitish Kumar-Sharad Yadav fight over BJP-JDU realignment -- Yadav has made a decision to attend the " BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao " rally convened by RJD leader Lalu Yadav in Patna this Sunday, rejecting Kumar's warning against him doing so. (more...)
NZ send three more personnel to Afghanistan
- August 25, 2017

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell said two of the military officers would work at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission's headquarters in Kabul and the third at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy as a physical training instructor. (more...)
United Nations calls for humanitarian cease-fire in Raqqa, Syria United Nations calls for humanitarian cease-fire in Raqqa, Syria
- August 25, 2017

In doing so they de facto reduced the control IS has over Raqqa to the western and northern neighborhoods of the main metropolitan area. In June, the USA military shot down a Syrian fighter aircraft, as well as two Iranian-made drones that threatened US -led coalition forces. (more...)
John Kelly is trying to filter what documents land on Trump's desk John Kelly is trying to filter what documents land on Trump's desk
- August 25, 2017

And it may never get to the president's desk, ending a veritable free-for-all that has been the norm for the first months of this administration. The new system, laid out in two memos co-authored by Kelly and Porter and distributed to Cabinet members and White House staffers in recent days, is created to ensure that the president won't see any external policy documents, internal policy memos, agency reports and even news articles that haven't been vetted. (more...)
Imam at heart of Spain terror cell confirmed dead Imam at heart of Spain terror cell confirmed dead
- August 25, 2017

All other suspects are either dead or arrested. According to reports, Es Satty wasn't religious prior to entering prison and may have been influenced by inmates such as Aglif during his time inside. A neighbor close to the Abouyaaquob family, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Satty "had recruited Moroccans of Ripoll and planned the attacks". (more...)
Pak using India as an excuse to pursue its Afghan policy Pak using India as an excuse to pursue its Afghan policy
- August 25, 2017

But past experience is that Pakistan will adapt tactically, show some cooperation and even sacrifice some assets who are anyway troublesome and then await Mr Trump's embroilment elsewhere. "The United States must find ways to help unlock that potential". The official said the additional troops could be deployed within weeks to months. (more...)
China tells USA that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected China tells USA that Pakistan's security concerns must be respected
- August 25, 2017

His nod toward Europe, a long standing ally, has been perfunctory as well as has been his equally cool reaction to the British Prime Minister's obsequious reiteration of a special relationship between that island country and the United States. (more...)
Mark Wahlberg tops Forbes' annual list of highest-paid actors Mark Wahlberg tops Forbes' annual list of highest-paid actors
- August 25, 2017

According to an annual list of Hollywood's top earners by Forbes , the 46-year-old actor earned a massive $68 million - largely for his roles in " Transformers: The Last Knight " and " Daddy's Home 2 ". Surprisingly, 3 Indian actors also made it to the list. Tom Cruise is NO. 7 on the list with $43 million from films like The Mummy and Mission Impossible: 6.The list also includes three Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who made $38 million, $37 million and $35.5 ... (more...)
Rabbis cancel holiday call with Trump following… Rabbis cancel holiday call with Trump following…
- August 25, 2017

The tradition has been in place for roughly eight years, according to a representative from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism . They also wrote: "Responsibility for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, including the death of Heather Heyer, does not lie with many sides but with one side: the Nazis, alt-right and white supremacists who brought their hate to a peaceful community". (more...)
Parks Service issues permit for San Francisco rally Parks Service issues permit for San Francisco rally
- August 25, 2017

Officials are banning a number of items from the rally. In particular, NPS law enforcement personnel are working very closely with the SFPD on the Patriot Prayer First Amendment event. "They want to fight the republic as a whole". Several groups that oppose Trump are organizing counter-demonstrations Saturday in San Francisco. However, the event's organizer Joey Gibson said that extremists, neo-Nazis, communists, white nationalists, and members of the Klu Klux Klan will not be permitted ... (more...)
Anyone shouting 'Allahu akbar' in Venice to be shot: Mayor Anyone shouting 'Allahu akbar' in Venice to be shot: Mayor
- August 25, 2017

The mayor of Venice has courted controversy by declaring that anyone who shouts " Allahu Akbar " will be shot dead within four steps, reports said. "I will say it in Venetian: "Ghe Sparemo" (We will shoot him)", The Times quoted Brugnaro as saying. (more...)
CRH Soars on Sale of Americas Distribution and Good Results CRH Soars on Sale of Americas Distribution and Good Results
- August 25, 2017

The Irish firm has been in U.S. distribution for 20 years, but said today that it is selling its distribution business because its can not foresee becoming a market leader. CRH raised its interim dividend by 2% to 19.2 cents from the 18.8 cent payout a year ago. Fels reported EBITDA of €70m on sales of €260m in 2016. (more...)
Qantas to announce 20-hour non-stop flights Qantas to announce 20-hour non-stop flights
- August 25, 2017

Return On Invested Capital: 20.1%. The airline's underlying profit before tax, its preferred measure, was the second-highest in its history at Aus$1.4 billion in the year to Jun 30, matching analysts' forecasts. It would cut up to three hours on flights to NY, which CEO Alan Joyce has previously called the airline's "holy grail" city. While Qantas has made no secret about its ambition to fly from Sydney to London direct, this will be its strongest commitment yet and the first time it's put ... (more...)
Navy suspends search for sailors Navy suspends search for sailors
- August 25, 2017

The search for missing Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) continues in the South China Sea and within the ship itself. The Navy has promised to do a "deliberate re-set" of the Pacific fleet to concentrate on improving the safety of the ships and their navigation systems , as well as re-training and assessing each ship. (more...)
Notes From The Phillies' 8-0 Win Over Miami Notes From The Phillies' 8-0 Win Over Miami
- August 25, 2017

Hoskins has hit seven home runs in 14 major league games and driven in 16 runs, and he's done all this when nearly none of his non-homers are falling for hits. Had he not swung, it would have been called strike two. His previous two outings couldn't have been more different. Hoskins fell behind 0-2 in the at-bat, worked it to a full count, then capitalized on the eighth pitch. (more...)
"Something's wrong": Savanna Greywind, 8 months pregnant, vanishes in Fargo
- August 25, 2017

On Thursday afternoon, a 2-day-old baby was reportedly removed from the apartment building where Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared. "She's eight months pregnant". Two other residents of the apartment building said that they heard unusual noises coming from a neighbor's bathroom on the night that Greywind vanished. (more...)
UEFA Champions League 2017-18 UEFA Champions League 2017-18
- August 25, 2017

Their past meetings with the Portuguese giants include the 1968 final, when United won at Wembley for their first European Cup. Reds boss Mourinho was Benfica coach in 2000, after previously serving as assistant boss. Group C: Chelsea , Atletico Madrid, Roma, Qarabag. Group D: Juventus, Barcelona, Olympiakos, Sporting CP. Another football club from Russia, Spartak Moscow, was placed in Group E along with Spain's Sevilla, England's Liverpool and Slovenia's Maribor. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool won't underestimate Champions League opponents Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool won't underestimate Champions League opponents
- August 25, 2017

Emre Can's brace, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino got the goals in Wednesday's 4-2 win at Anfield in the second leg of the play-off qualifier. "But I do not think that after this long way we should think about the opponents". The Liverpool boss could not hide his personal delight at the prospect of leading Liverpool in Europe's premier competition for the first time. (more...)
China questions India's move to build new road in Ladakh China questions India's move to build new road in Ladakh
- August 25, 2017

The spokesperson also warned that India's decision will worsen the tension that began in June in the eastern Himalayas at the Sikkim border when Indian troops stopped China from building a road on the remote Doklam plateau. It will not help with settlement of the current situation", Hua said. United Kingdom is hopeful about peaceful resolve of the Doklam standoff between India and China in the next few weeks. (more...)

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