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New secretaries named in Central govt. administration reshuffle

He was special secretary in the same department. The government appointed new secretaries for important departments like mines, personnel, parliamentary affairs, animal husbandry and higher education. Two more Gujarat cadre IAS officials have been appointed in the Central government, taking the number of such officials from the state on central deputation to 21. Read More »

BancorpSouth Bank Takes Position in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC)

It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Best Buy Co Inc (BBY) by 523.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 1/12/2018-Scotiabank Upgrade from a "Sector Perform " rating to a " Buy" rating. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 25. Read More »

Madison student charged with making terroristic threat


New York State Police say they found no credible threat in the Phoenix School District after a student allegedly made a threatening statement about a staff member. However, a message sent to parents Tuesday afternoon said the principal was informed of comments another student made, and law enforcement was notified. Read More »

Government Pension Fund of Norway achieved its biggest return in 2017


Asked at a news conference in Oslo this morning whether developments in the Brexit discussions and negotiations would affect this allocation, Slyngstad said they would not. "A quarter of that return was generated in 2017, after a very good year for the fund". Investment returns almost doubled a year ago for Norway's sovereign wealth fund, boosted in particular by the strong performance of its emerging markets equities investment. Read More »

Duggan endorses Whitmer for governor


That's a big advantage. Sen. "(It's) something I worked on when I was in the legislature and something I'm committed to", Whitmer said. "That's what Detroiters want", he said. "Sen. Whitmer on the other hand has never lost". Gretchen Whitmer for MI governor. Political insiders separately told Bridge that the Peters and Kildee refusals led Dems to reverse course and publicly back Whitmer for a governorship state Democrats are desperate to reclaim. Read More »

In connection with India Harley tax, Trump calls Modi 'beautiful man'


Speaking to governors of USA states on Tuesday, Trump held up the case of Harley Davidson in India as an example of the U.S. getting unfair treatment from its trading partners. "We have eliminated 1400 old laws and acts which were holding back growth.FDI inflows have grown the most in the last three years". The comments follow two face-to-face meetings between Trump and Modi a year ago besides many telephone conversations over which the two seemed to have put in place a warm working ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh: Six friends run over by speeding train in Hapur


The deceased were residents of Pilakhua and have been identified as Vijay, Rahul, Akash, Sameer, Arif and Saleem. All were daily wagers and worked as painters. It was only after the Superintendent of Police Hemant Kutiyal and the District Magistrate Krishna Karunesh reached at the spot and placated the agitated crowd that the situation got under control. Read More »

Akorn (AKRX) Sets New 1-Year Low at $19.99


The company has Weekly Volatility of 7.73%% and Monthly Volatility of 6.62%. Looking forward to the ratio analysis, the Akorn, Inc . The stock increased 0.52% or $0.155 during the last trading session, reaching $30.275. The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. You understand that price and other data is supplied by sources believed to be reliable, that the calculations herein are made using ... Read More »

Panicked Shoppers Buy Up Taiwan's Toilet Paper


This followed warnings from manufacturers that the price of toilet paper is set to rise by 10 - 30 per cent next month, due to rising raw material costs. "We ask the public not to panic and not to rush to buy", Premier Lai Ching-te told reporters, according to Agence France-Presse. As you can imagine, consumers are livid, accusing the government of disregarding price fixing by manufacturers. Read More »

Saudi king replaces military chiefs in major shake-up


Andrew Smith, spokesperson for CAAT, said: "The crown prince should never have been invited to Downing Street: he leads a regime with an appalling human rights record and has overseen the destruction of Yemen". In addition to fighting Ansar Allah, pro-Saudi coalition forces have encountered insurgencies by southern separatists backed by the U.A.E. and jihadi groups Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Read More »

Politicians react to Corker's announcement that he's sticking to retirement


Corker's chief of staff Todd Womack told the news outlet his boss will end his Senate career after two terms. Observers say it would have been a highly contentious primary. Corker, the chair of the Foreign Services Committee and one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington, briefly won sympathy on the left when he got into a deeply silly war of words with President Trump last fall. Read More »

Who is our new deputy president-elect David Mabuza?


Ramaphosa announced that Nene will be replacing Malusi Gigaba, who is now the minister of Home Affairs. Nene was appointed as the new Minister of Finance during the reshuffle. He added that the youth needed to unite and fight the ANC on the matter. "We wish them well", said spokesperson, Nonceba Mhlauli. He pointed out that it was an ANC congress resolution to have a 20% youth representation in leadership structures, which he said Zuma had previously adhered to. Read More »

The Hill: Labor Board Vacates Key Ruling over Conflict of Trump Appointee


Ring, a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius Washington, to be a board member, which would restore a Republican majority. An inspector general's finding that a top Trump labor appointee should have recused himself from a major pro-employer ruling has triggered Democratic calls for hearings, a demand for answers by two USA senators, and news that a separate IG report is on the way over whether the appointee committed misconduct. Read More »

Senators propose assault weapons ban


Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 , a bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. It would have an exception for gun owners who already have firearms identified in the bill. Kaine has long supported commonsense steps to reduce gun violence, including universal background record checks prior to gun purchases, responsible limits on combat-style weapons and high-capacity ... Read More »

PH welcomes designation of Maute group as terrorist organization


Roque said the inclusion of the Maute Group in the sanctions list also recognized the Philippine government's action to liberate Marawi City from terrorists. As a result of these designations, Americans are prohibited from engaging in transactions with these groups. He explained that the groups' inclusion on the FTO list meant that their supply lines and financial sources would now be subject to far heavier scrutiny, as would any lines of communication with terror groups in other countries. Read More »

Power sector workers in France's CGT union to join strike action


With the four organizations meeting on Tuesday to decide whether to coordinate their responses to the reform, the head of the hard-left CGT, Philippe Martinez, said it was time to fight back against Macron and his government. In 1995, a right-wing government led by Alain Juppe planned to reform welfare system and end preferential working terms of rail workers, a move that triggered three-week strike and led to his resignation. Read More »

Top intelligence official says US hasn't deterred Russian meddling


Asked in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing if he had received orders from Trump to fight back against Moscow's meddling , Rogers said: "No, I have not". and we're just, essentially, just sitting back and waiting", Reed said. Rogers denied claims that the agency is doing nothing to push back against Russian hacking, theft of United States cyber secrets and other activities. Read More »

Can customers make transactions after expiry of KYC deadline for mobile wallets?


Hence, 28th of February is still the last date to wind up your KYC related activities. RBI has issued licences to 55 non-bank mobile wallets while another 50 banks have their own wallets. Perhaps with this move RBI aims to facilitate an efficient and smoother digital payments eco-system. PPI account stands for prepaid payment instruments that we use in the form of digital wallets like PayTM or Oxigen. Read More »

The Tenet Healthcare (THC) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance

The stock increased 8.91% or $1.7 during the last trading session, reaching $20.77. About 4,621 shares traded. It has outperformed by 22.12% the S&P500. Its up 0.08, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 12 investors sold AIN shares while 52 reduced holdings. About 1.07 million shares traded. Nationwide Fund invested in 194,199 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Read More »

Trump at 42% approval in SC


Nearly 61 percent described their own financial situation as good or excellent. Disapproval for Trump in SC has risen 3 percentage points since a poll last spring, as the administration has faced multiple controversies and dealt with inner turmoil in the White House. Read More »

Texas leads 20-state lawsuit against Obamacare


Twenty states filed a lawsuit Monday arguing the new law President Trump signed a year ago revoking Obamacare's individual mandate actually makes the rest of the 2010 health law unconstitutional as well. Josh Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law, said in an email . In sum: Trump has effectively replaced Obamacare with a federal health-care program that's almost identical - except that it covers fewer people, charges higher premiums, and costs the government more money. Read More »

Michelle Smith gets us ready for the Pac-12 Tournament — PODCAST


OR is hoping for a strong finish to what has been a banner year for the program, with two legitimate stars leading the way. UW's "bad losses" are against OSU and Stanford. The Trojans are led by a trio of all-conference players. UCLA plays the victor of 12 Washington and 5 Cal on Thursday at 2 p.m. PT. "We want to play Washington better than we did here and try to do the same things that we did against Washington State". Read More »

GST collection dips marginally in January to Rs 86318 cr


In September, it was over Rs 92,150 crore. This reflects that the CGST revenue, constrained so far owing to the huge transitional credit claims (about Rs 1.6 lakh crore), is yet to gather pace. According to a government statement, 69 per cent of eligible taxpayers - almost 58 lakh - had filed returns for January by February 25, slightly higher than the previous month. Read More »

Scarface remake delayed, director search latest


Luna also will be seen in the controversial release of Woody Allen's newest feature, A Rainy Day in NY with Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet , who donated their entire salaries from the film to support sexual abuse victims. The most recent script comes from David Ayer , Jonathan Herman and Joel and Ethan Coen . Because of this, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna , who was eyeing the lead role, is now hesitant to sign on the dotted line, as his work schedule may clash ... Read More »

Embattled chief justice goes on 'wellness leave'


Sereno's spokesman said she was unperturbed, and feeling no stress. Mr Sereno's spokesman Jojo Lacanilao, however, brushed aside reports that a number of justices wanted her to resign to avoid a drawn-out trial that could damage the judiciary. Read More »

This Is Us Season 2, Episode 16 Recap: "Vegas, Baby"


The kids have other plans. Kevin works with Jack to make a Cornish hen, while Kate and Randall go on a secret mission at the library. A young Kevin cries when he realizes the oven wasn't on. Meanwhile, Kate watches Beth dance with strippers on stage. Just as Randall was convincing himself it was time to move on from Deja, Beth had to admit that she wasn't quite ready to do so, either. Read More »

Congressional Candidate Benjamin Thomas Wolf Smokes Pot in Ad


Wolf is taking on incumbent and favored frontrunner Rep. Mike Quigley, whose district includes part of Chicago. Wolf's campaign ad has gone viral in recent days. A congressional candidate who attracted attention for an ad showing him smoking pot is making no apologies for his campaign stunt - and says he'll "definitely" get high if he wins in the upcoming primary election. Read More »

Pinterest names former Square exec as its first chief operating officer


Both of those previous positions are probably going to be of particular interest to Pinterest, as someone with Brougher's experience dealing with smaller- and medium-sized businesses can help Pinterest pitch itself as an advertising product for those small businesses looking to get off the ground that's a good alternative to Facebook. Read More »

King Mohammed VI Successfully Undergoes Surgery in Paris

The statement, carried by state news agency MAP, said the six-doctor team successfully performed a radiofrequency ablation. The communique points out that the nature of the surgery will not affect the Moroccan monarch's ability to resume his daily activities. Read More »

Trans Model Munroe Bergdorf Becomes UK Labour Party's LGBTQ+ Advisor


Posting the news of her appointment on the social media site Twitter, the model included a photograph taken alongside Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn following a meeting. "Their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth". Transgender model and biological male Munroe Bergdorf will serve as a Labour Equalities adviser, in which he will report to the Shadow Secretary of State For Women and Equalities Dawn Butler. Read More »