Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Latest news
Home » Worldwide

Worldwide

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) Position Reduced by Shell Asset Management Co

The stock increased 0.07% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $28.5. About 3.25M shares traded or 6.21% up from the average. It has outperformed by 7.33% the S&P500. (NYSE:CAT) earned "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Zacks. Bank of America Corporation reissued a "buy" rating and set a $120.00 price target on shares of Caterpillar in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Read More »

Teacher in hot water over controversial assignment

perth_map

Spokesperson Findlay explained that questions on the quiz are in violation of federal law - as well as Utah state law - prohibiting surveys on sexual behaviors, sexual orientation and illegal or incriminating behavior. "I couldn't believe something like this was handed out to students", mother Heather Danks Miller told the Tribune . "It doesn't matter if they're 16, 17, a lot of them have had sex", she said. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Has Left a Trail of Destruction

perth_map

Rick Scott says at least 76,000 people are without power as Irma unleashes winds and rain on the state. More than 6.7 million Florida homes and businesses are now without power after Hurricane Irma moved through the state, according to the state's emergency management division. Read More »

North Korea warns USA will pay due prize if harsh sanctions pass

perth_map

Drafted by the United States, these sanctions follow earlier ones on exports of coal, lead and seafood from North Korea imposed after Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile last month. by saying it will suffer the greatest pain. Due to opposition, a proposed asset freeze and a complete travel ban on dictator Kim Jong-un were dropped. Read More »

Kangana Ranaut talks about speaking fluent Hindi

perth_map

Teaming up with popular youtube channel AIB, Kangana has now brought a hilarious video titled 'The Bollywood Diva Song.' She plays a film heroine inside the video, and the director fails to identify her as the girl who plays a lead role, while he steps out with an aarthi and tilak to welcome the lead actor. Read More »

More than 100 'very serious prisoners' escape in hurricane

perth_map

The ETF was falling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and in anticipation Irma hit Florida . He also tweeted on Sunday that he will be coordinating with families to help with relief efforts. "Recovery for St. Thomas and St. John will be a long and continuous process towards restoration", Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a statement. During his short visit to Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, Mr Johnson will meet governors and other officials leading the recovery work, and will see first ... Read More »

Gov. Deal expands state of emergency declaration

perth_map

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command and ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma , Gov. As of Thursday, at least 14 have been killed. "Hazards can be felt far from the center of the storm and the average NHC (National Hurricane Center) track error is about 175 miles at day 4 (of the storm) and 225 miles at day 5", she said. Read More »

North Korea slapped with new UN sanctions

The latest sanctions look to stop the country from receiving income for its missile program. Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totaling $752 million. China has so far refused to shut off oil supplies to Pyongyang, with Beijing controlling a pipeline that provides approximately 520,000 tonnes of crude oil to its North Korean neighbour each year, according to industry sources. Read More »

United Nations strengthens sanctions against N. Korea

On Tuesday, the resolution was passed unanimously after North Korea's allies Russian Federation and China agreed to softer sanctions than those proposed by the U.S. "It was stressed that such steps contradict the principles of global non-proliferation and create a serious threat to regional peace and security", the Kremlin said in a statement after the leaders' telephone conversation. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav case hearing resumes at ICJ on Wednesday

perth_map

While India will present its written submission before the court today, Pakistan is expected to submit its counter by December 13, 2017. On April 10, a Field General Court Martial, under the Pakistan Army Act and Official Secrets Act, awarded death sentence to Jadhav for espionage and sabotage. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Turned the Virgin Islands From Green to Brown

perth_map

Irma's blinding rain and powerful winds began pummeling Caibarién, a small coastal city about 320 kilometres east of Havana , late Friday. The Franco-Dutch island of Saint Martin suffered the full fury of the storm. Hurricane-strength winds later were recorded in the northern half of Camaguey province, the agency said. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one the world's busiest airports, was forced to cancel some 800 flights on Monday. Read More »

Robert E. Lee Elementary School destroyed by fire in Tampa

perth_map

Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny said that the first firefighters to arrive quickly called in more units. The school is closed this week, as are other schools in Hillsborough County, due to Hurricane Irma. The school's enrollment is about 57 percent African-American. The review includes getting provisions "for community involvement, deliberation, discussion, and debate". Read More »

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer (elbow) to miss remainder of season

perth_map

This has been a season to forget for the Detroit Tigers . Dr. Andrews will perform ulnar nerve transposition surgery on Mr. Fulmer's right elbow to eliminate the numbness and tingling he has suffered during the season. His strikeout rate of 16.9 took a dive from his rookie campaign in 2016 of 20.4. The 24-year-old ended his sophomore season with a 10-12 record to go along with a 3.83 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 114:40 K:BB through 164.2 innings (25 starts) this season. Read More »

Oklahoma St LB Brendan Vaughn charged with drug possession

perth_map

As of now, Vaughn, a linebacker, is still on the OSU roster. Police said they knocked on the door and rang the doorbell but there was no response. The police asked him if they could check the room for marijuana and he obliged. A total of $2,119 and 708 grams, or about 1 1/2 pounds, of marijuana were seized. He was released Sunday from the Payne County Jail. At the jail, he reportedly told officers he was unemployed and made the money from selling marijuana. Read More »

Are Insiders Buying This Stock? Biogen Inc

MA now owns 1,352,164 shares of the biotechnology company's stock worth $369,709,000 after purchasing an additional 1,295,540 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0.01% in Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ). Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.07, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. Read More »

Local Schools Close Due To Weather Conditions Due To Hurricane Irma

perth_map

This is a developing story. The National Forest Service and chainsaw crews have also been deployed. Originally scheduled to begin Monday at the state Capitol in Atlanta (the day Irma is expected to barrel into Georgia), Kemp said qualifying for interested candidates would instead start at 9 a.m. Read More »

Vladimir Putin calls for talks with North Korea

perth_map

Instead, China and Russian Federation have proposed a "freeze-for-freeze" agreement: North Korea's Kim Jong-un would end his country's nuclear and missile programs, and the US and South Korea would end their yearly military drills. "We are telling them that we will not impose sanctions, which means you will live better , you will have more good and tasty food on the table, you will dress better, but the next step, they think, is an invitation to the cemetery. Read More »

House Passes Disaster Aid Package with Debt Ceiling Increase

perth_map

Hours later, Trump signed the measure into law. On Wednesday, the House passed a $7.9 billion aid package for victims of Harvey with a vote of 419-3. "If it wasn't so serious it kind of would have been amusing". In a whipsawed moment, some House Republicans defended Trump's handling of a deal they don't like, while simultaneously criticizing Ryan, who had been overruled by the president. Read More »

Four more USA states sue Trump administration over immigration program

Xavier Becerra , a California attorney general, has said the reason he wanted to file a separate lawsuit to other states was due to California being particularly affected by the plans to remove the programme. US President Donald Trump's decision to end amnesty for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the country as children will threaten the lives of thousands of vulnerable families , an analyst in OH says. Read More »

Gulf Power Crews Deploy To Restore Power After Irma

perth_map

In a recent post, FPL stated that full power will be restored by 9/22. "Exceptions being areas where we've seen tornadic damage, severe flooding or other pockets of severe damage that you're invariably going to have in these types of events", Gould said . Read More »

MA will hit Equifax with first state lawsuit over data breach

perth_map

The credit services provider reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.03. He continued: "WHY ARE YOU CHARGING THIRTY BUCKS FOR A CREDIT FREEZE". He's no lawyer, just an engineer who says Equifax's data breach is inexcusable. Read More »

Chainsaw-wielding nun helps clean up Florida community after Irma

perth_map

An off-duty Miami-Dade police officer stopped in his tracks to shoot video of Sister Ann in action. "There was a need, I had the means, so I wanted to help out". The police tweet ends by thanking everyone in the community for "working together to get through this!" While Miami was spared the worst of Hurricane Irma as it passed over the weekend, the city and surrounding area sustained plenty of downed trees and flooding. Read More »

Philippine congress sharply cuts rights body's budget

perth_map

The rights agency deserved a low budget for being a "useless" body and defending criminals' rights, the speaker of the house of representatives, Pantaleon Alvarez, said in a television interview. The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard called the move "reprehensible and unconscionable". Student youth group Anakbayan lashed out at the move as part of the president's "scheme to eliminate all opposition to extrajudicial killings and consolidate his fascist ... Read More »

Turkey Set To Buy Russian Missile Defence System

perth_map

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed today reaching an agreement on the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system, local press reported. Western governments have expressed concern over the deal - which Erdogan said in July had been signed - as it can not be integrated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation system. Read More »

National MP says 'spy' story racist

perth_map

Newsroom is reporting Jian Yang studied at China's top linguistics academy for spies before he moved to New Zealand. A joint investigation by New Zealand news website Newsroom and Hong Kong's Financial Times claims the Security Intelligence Service has investigated the Chinese-born MP, including interviewing a person about him a year ago. Read More »

Cuba says 10 died in Hurricane Irma

perth_map

Thousands of tourists are still stranded on the island waiting for global flights to begin after the hurricane. Evacuees were warned to expect long lines and no running water at the airport. Macron promised to go to the region as soon as weather conditions allowed. Most casualties occurred mainly due to building collapses, the CNN reported. Read More »

Trump says United Nations sanctions on NKorea 'small step'

perth_map

Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to neighboring China . But these measures fall short of the stronger sanctions the USA called for after the Pyonyang regime detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device last week. South Korea's military said Sunday that North Korea is believed to have conducted its sixth nuclear test after it detected a strong quake, hours after Pyongyang claimed that its leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new intercontinental ballistic ... Read More »

Yankees beat Rays on Mets' home field

perth_map

NY is 78-65 overall this season and 38-38 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 71-74 and 36-35 at home. "We're in the backyard of the Yankees , and they draw well at the Trop, so obviously, they're going to draw well in NY". Rays: RHP Chris Archer (9-9, 4.00) goes into Wednesday's game at 6-6 with a 2.82 ERA in 16 career starts against the Yankees , throwing at least six innings every time. Read More »

Biracial boy in New Hampshire almost hung to death by teens

perth_map

New Hampshire Public Radio first reported the governor's statement. There were allegedly no adults present. Images of a biracial 8-year-old boy with rope burns and neck bruising have gone viral. Claremont police confirmed that they are investigating injuries to an 8-year-old boy. "These people need to be protected", he told NH1, adding: "We don't want things to follow kids throughout their life". Read More »

Divided 5-4 Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Texas congressional districts

perth_map

The decision means that the disputed districts will likely be used for the 2018 midterm elections. "Although just a preliminary decision that puts the lower court's decision on hold, the 5-4 split indicates that the map's challengers may have a tough time before the Justices when the (Supreme) Court eventually hears this case". Read More »