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Celgene (CELG) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

Granite Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,579 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $352,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the period. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered shares of Celgene from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and set a $121.00 price objective for the company.in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Read More »

SC handled Nehal Hashmi's case with utmost patience: Iftikhar Chaudhry

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On May 31, the apex court had taken notice of Hashmi's anti-judiciary speech. Hashmi, who was in court on Thursday when the verdict was announced, was ushered from the court building by police. "The one you are investigating is the PM's son", roared Hashmi. Former judge of the Supreme Court Justice (retd) Wajihuddin said Hashmi had committed the contempt of court and used objectionable and disturbing language against judges. Read More »

Train carrying US Republicans hits truck, killing one person

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An Amtrak train carrying dozens of Republican congressmen to a retreat crashes into a garbage truck in rural Virginia. The White House confirmed at 12:30pm ET that one person had died in the accident, but it wasn't any lawmakers or staff (nor were any seriously injured). Read More »

Judge appointed by Obama lifts lifetime voting ban for felons

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He added that "no standards guide the panel". Its members alone must be satisfied that these citizens deserve restoration. "In Florida, elected, partisan officials have extraordinary authority to grant or withhold the right to vote from hundreds of thousands of people without any constraints, guidelines, or standards", Judge Walker wrote , as Mother Jones reports. Read More »

City break transfer record to sign Laporte

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Elsewhere in a full set of midweek fixtures Chelsea host Bournemouth , runaway leaders Manchester City take on West Brom and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to make his debut for Arsenal against Swansea. Maybe one day this club will spend £100 million or £130 million on one player, but we decide not to do it. We did it in a different way. He was once a reported target for Barcelona and City wanted to sign him in the close season but he rejected the move. Read More »

40-year commitment for girl in Slender Man case

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Morgan Geyser and another girl , Anissa Weier , lured classmate Peyton Leutner , to a park in urban Milwaukee in 2014, when all three girls were aged just 12-years-old. Geyser was sentenced Thursday after a daylong hearing including testimony from psychologists and social workers. "I know that nothing I say is going to make this right and nothing I say is going to fix what I broke". Read More »

Russian Federation wins Olympics in Sochi once again

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Those whose results have been reinstated at the Sochi 2014 Olympics include skeleton gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov and cross-country ski gold medalist Alexander Legkov. Flags of countries participating in the Winter Olympics fly at the athletes' village in Pyeongchang , Gangwon Province on Wednesday. Several athletes wore their "neutral" jackets open to show a Russian-flag shirt underneath. Read More »

Report variety of condoms at this 12 months's Winter Olympics

Negotiations have been under way to amend a bilateral free trade agreement that took effect in 2012. One South Korean athlete said, "I wish I had my smartphone so we could take selfies". Marc Knapper, a civil servant who is the charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, has overseen diplomatic operations there since former ambassador Mark Lippert, appointed by President Obama , left shortly before Trump took office past year. Read More »

Israeli forces strike Hamas submit in Gaza after rocket assault - army

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The rocket exploded in an open region, causing no physical injuries or damages. The rocket exploded near the border fence. On Thursday night, a rocket was sacked at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the strike, said the IDF in an earlier statement. Read More »

Super Eagles Ikechukwu Ezenwa ruled out of CHAN

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Reward for the victor of the 2018 CHAN tournament is a whopping 1.25 million dollars as against the previous 750,000 dollars. "I just want to encourage them to believe in themselves, just as we did in 2013". "The final of the African Nations Championship beckons and we will go out there with all that we have got". Nigeria defensive resolve against Morocco will make the match an interesting clash. Read More »

Doubt cast on National Broadband Plan following Eir's bombshell

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He said the company remains supportive of the Government's policy objective to bring high speed broadband to all homes and businesses across the country. Meanwhile, Cavan Fine Gael Senator, Joe O'Reilly, a member of the Communications Energy and Natural Resources Joint Oireachtas Committee dealing with broadband, has expressed his confidence in the Government to deliver the infrastructure on target. Read More »

Mr. Bezos, Welcome to the Health-Care Jungle

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The Department of Veterans Affairs, for instance, gets a 40 percent discount on drugs , and pharmaceutical costs in countries with single-payer health care are much lower than in the U.S. What was indicated was that the entity's initial focus will be angled toward purchasing technologies, so I smell a roll-up of good companies with great tech that have never achieved scale individually. Read More »

State of the Union: Trump audience figures boast questioned

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He didn't refer to any foreign nations as " in his speech, say were rapists, or claim that other countries were sending their " through a diversity visa lottery. That is true . He was off on the numbers, however. Those policies would have a similar effect on black and Hispanic immigrants, while white immigrants would be even less affected. Read More »

TDP calls meet over Budget

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Immediately after the Budget was presented, Naidu held a tele-conference with several of his MPs and urged them to pressurise the government in Parliament over the injustice meted out to AP. Just after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered the Budget yesterday, senior TDP leader and union minister YS Chowdhary addressed reporters and said his party is upset over lack of monetary allocation for many issues relating to Andhra Pradesh, like Polavaram project and funding for new state ... Read More »

World's longest zipline in UAE sets Guinness World Record

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Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority , said: 'This is a great achievement for Ras Al Khaimah's global tourism ambitions'. "It's really targeting the millennials, the young generation, the adventurers who are looking for something totally different than what Dubai or Abu Dhabi or the rest of the Emirates has to offer", Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras al-Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) told AP. Read More »

Fired FBI director Comey slams GOP memo: 'That's it?'

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He did not specify what issues or matters the law-enforcement agency should be "speaking up" about. "Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy ", Comey added in his tweet , referring to the former senator who led Cold War-era probes of people he believed to be communists infiltrating the USA government. Read More »

Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards is dead at 74

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Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. Edwards, was born February 3rd, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was sacked in 1977, but returned in 1980 when the soul act returned to their previous label home of Motown. Check out a few of The Temptations' classics with Edwards, below. Read More »

Local Dogs Featured In Puppy Bowl XIV

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That said, the show can still help you bring a pet into your own home! 90 adoptable puppies will be featured on this year's show, the most in Puppy Bowl history. How do I watch the Puppy Bowl? As Team Ruff and Team Fluff puppy players prepare for their journey to this year's PUPPY BOWL XIV, camera crews were embedded with each team to get a rare, behind-the-scenes, look at what it takes to become a Puppy Bowl champion. Read More »

Starbucks launches new credit card with Chase

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Joseph Pisani, of the Associated Press reports the card, launched Thursday with JPMorgan Chase and Visa , comes as Starbucks struggles with slowing growth in the U.S. Mobile payment in the US has grown to more than 30 percent of total tender for Starbucks. Here's a new way to up your Starbucks Stars count and your credit limit: Starbucks just launched its very first credit card, in a partnership with Chase. Read More »

Syrians Win Permission to Stay in the United States, for Now

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Eligibility for the TPS extension requires that the Syrians have continuously lived in the US since August 1, 2016. and have remained physically present in the country since October 1, 2016. "Syria, without a doubt, continues to be unsafe and unstable". There are about 2000 Syrians who have arrived in the U.S. since that date and who will not be protected by the TPS renewal, reports NPR . Read More »

Turkey: Rocket attacks from Syrian enclave kill 2

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According to Turkey, it is targeting the YPG, the main Kurdish militia in the area. Turkey considers the YPG, the armed wing of the PYD, to be an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party which has waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast. Read More »

London mosque attacker jailed for 43 years

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Passing sentence at a London court, judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb told Osborne: "This was a terrorist attack". "This was a terrorist attack - you meant to kill", the judge told him. Osborne, 48, became radicalised over a month past year after watching a television programme about a child sex ring scandal involving a gang of mainly Muslim men in northern England. Read More »

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley interacts with industry leaders after Budget 2018

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The government said the scheme would be "the world's largest government funded health care programme" but critics have raised doubts whether 20 billion rupees in federal funding is enough to support the program for 2018-19. He further said the states will be given the choice to either opt for insurance based model or Trust based model for implementing the scheme. Kumar said around 6-7 crore persons fall into poverty each year due to medical expenses and they are often in non poor category. Read More »

Theresa May under pressure over Brexit position

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Asked whether she would favour a deal that limited disruption to trade, or one that emphasised Britain's power to forge its own path, she said: "These are not the options we have before us". Fox earlier ruled out membership of any customs union , as any such arrangement would prevent trade deals with other countries. Britain is trying to reinvent itself as a global trading nation after a 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union , and China, the world's second-largest economy, ... Read More »

Accountant John David Battaglia who killed his daughters is executed

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Convicted killer William Rayford was executed Tuesday. When the warden asked him if he had any final statement, he replied, "No". "Go ahead please", he said, according to the Houston Chronicle . Ms Pearle desperately called 911 and Battaglia was arrested hours later outside at a tattoo shop where he had two large red roses inked on his left arm to commemorate his daughters. Read More »

Trump talks to South Korean president on trade, human rights in North

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Trump has pushed for an oil embargo against North Korea, a measure that could significantly dent the country's military operations and the broader economy. Experts said Trump's embrace of defectors could also be interpreted in Pyongyang as a threat. The first, and most obvious, is that it's highly unlikely Kim Jong-un will believe the Trump administration's assurances that "surgical" strikes are not the opening phase of an all-out United States assault aimed at overthrowing the regime. Read More »

Police arrest NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis

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Seized from Baylosis and his companion following the arrest were two caliber.45 pistols, 14 ammunitions, two pieces of magazines, cellphones, and assorted documents. He said Duterte should be held accountable "for this trampling upon a valid peace agreement" that assures all those involved in the peace talks immunity from arrest. Read More »

U.S. restricts arms shipments to South Sudan

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Uganda already hosts more than one million South Sudanese refugees, and they have also fled to neighbouring Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic. In a like manner, the East African country is projected to have the largest refugee crisis since the genocide in 1994 at three million refugees by the end of this year. Read More »

Kenya defies court order to reopen TV stations, detains opposition figure

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The U.S. urged the Government and all Kenyans to respect freedom of expression and implement court orders calling for the restoration of television broadcasts. "Miguna publicly declared that he is the general of NRM, which is already declared a proscribed group". Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has been arrested at his Runda home. Read More »

Tigers quartet kick off Six Nations in Rome

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Last week he revealed that he funded a six-week rehab programme in Australia at the end of a year ago to ensure he was fighting fit for the Six Nations . What frustrated me was we'd actually played good rugby in the match and didn't get the credit for it. People came to Twickenham thinking England would score 100 points. Read More »

Migrants clash in Calais leaving four teenagers in critical condition

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According to AFP , the seriously injured migrants were Eritrean youths aged 16-18 and one was said to have been hit by a bullet in the back of the neck. Mr Elphicke said at the time that he agreed with bringing in children directly from war zones. Insisting that "very few" people successfully sneak across to Britain, Collomb said, "if you want to go to Britain, you shouldn't go to Calais". Read More »

90 migrants drowned off Libya coast

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At least two survivors swam to the shore, while another was rescued by a fishing boat, the spokesperson added. More than 218 migrants have already died on the route in 2018 before today's tragedy, according to IOM figures. The number of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the western Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year is likely to increase, after 2017 closed with more than twice the traffic of the previous year, warned Europe's border watchdog last month. Read More »