Thursday August 16-th, 2018

BC premier, Washington governor to make high-speed rail announcement BC premier, Washington governor to make high-speed rail announcement

Inslee is in Vancouver Friday for a meeting with British Columbia Premier John Horgan and officials from OR and California, which make up the Pacific Coast Collaborative. An earlier study commissioned by Washington's Department of Transportation was ...

Ear-piercing, jewelry store giant Claire's files for bankruptcy Ear-piercing, jewelry store giant Claire's files for bankruptcy

Teen jeweler and ear piercing destination Claire's Stores, Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 in Delaware. The company, which has been piercing ears since 1978, sells its products in more than 7,500 locations around the world. Typically retailers use ...

Micro Focus shares slump on revenue warning as chief executive quits Micro Focus shares slump on revenue warning as chief executive quits

Mr Hsu will be replaced by his predecessor. Shares in Micro Focus fell 41 percent to 1,116 pence, the most since February 2006. Stephen Murdoch, now Micro Focus COO, becomes CEO and rejoins the Board with immediate effect. The company has identifie...

Hammerson snubs £5bn takeover approach by Klépierre Hammerson snubs £5bn takeover approach by Klépierre

Deirdre Hipwell, our M&A editor, reveals in this morning's paper that Klépierre , the French property group which owns more than 100 shopping centres across Europe, made a £5 billion takeover approach for Hammerson a fortnight ago. The acquisition w...

Snow grounds United Kingdom flights and Ireland rugby party Snow grounds United Kingdom flights and Ireland rugby party

Meanwhile, Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Orange weather warning across Ireland as heavy snow is predicted. "And it will feel even colder because of the east-northeasterly winds. 'We're sorry that some of our services will be delaye...

Alamogordo students peacefully protest Parkland shooting Alamogordo students peacefully protest Parkland shooting

Students everywhere deserve to feel safe at school. "They're people with stories and lives and families and friends", said Daphne Maki, a senior at Houghton High School. "When one school hurts, I feel as if all schools hurt, due to the fact that that...

Alibaba Doubles Investment in SE Asia E-commerce Firm Lazada Alibaba Doubles Investment in SE Asia E-commerce Firm Lazada

Lucy Peng, who now serves as Lazada's Chairman and is a co-founder of Alibaba, will assume the additional role of chief executive officer. Lucy Peng Lei, who is now chairman of Lazada, will take over as chief executive officer after Alibaba acquire...

Louis-bound United flight diverted after pet mistakenly loaded onto plane Louis-bound United flight diverted after pet mistakenly loaded onto plane

United said the dog was successfully reunited with its owner. Before the diversion, the pilot announced the plane was landing in Akron because of " mis-boarded cargo ", a passenger told WUSA9-TV in Washington, D.C. United said it would take full r...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'unwell', scraps Australia public… Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'unwell', scraps Australia public…

Last December, the United Nations human rights boss Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein would not rule out genocide charges against Ms Suu Kyi and slammed her failure to use the term "Rohingya". "In addition, the problem should not be looked at through the humanit...

Widespread action on gun control in the states unlikely Widespread action on gun control in the states unlikely

Are they too young to understand the concepts we are teaching them in school? "Enough is enough. People are done with being shot", said Iris Foss-Ober, 18, a senior at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. "This particular march is "March for Our Li...

Lyft is testing a Netflix-style monthly subscription plan Lyft is testing a Netflix-style monthly subscription plan

Lyft did not address whether more expensive rides would be altogether excluded from the plan or whether users could simply pay the difference. It should be noted that only individual rides that cost up to $15 are covered under the all-access pass.

Google Bans Crypto-related Ads: Ban To Take Effect June 2018 Google Bans Crypto-related Ads: Ban To Take Effect June 2018

According to a recent update in Google's financial services policy , Google will ban all cryptocurrency related advertising across its entire network of ad products, including third-party sites. It's not predicted that the 3.2 ads pulled in 2...

Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats

Putin has cast his country as a fortress besieged by hostile Western powers with him as its defender, and state media is likely to portray the anti-British move in that context. The group said it was "profoundly disappointed" at the move. Moscow ...

Video shows father, toddler getting kicked off Southwest flight Video shows father, toddler getting kicked off Southwest flight

She was nervous", Armstrong recalled. Suddenly, the pilot made an announcement, saying, "Folks we are heading back to the gate for a customer service issue and to fill up gas", Armstrong recalled. "We're cleared for departure", one of the flight at...

United Airlines under scrutiny following dog's death and second dog mix-up United Airlines under scrutiny following dog's death and second dog mix-up

New York State Senator Marison Alcantara (D-Manhattan) will be joined by the dog's family, along with animal activists and their pets in a protest against the airline. The flight attendant was "distraught" and said did not know the dog was there desp...

Checking the Overall Picture for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Financial Advisory Service Inc. now owns 13,689 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $428,000 after purchasing an additional 79 shares in the last quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, October 7. ...

Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation Sweden says happy to help on North Korea, amid summit speculation

Ri Yong Ho arrived in the Swedish capital on Thursday evening with Choe Kang Il, deputy director general of the foreign ministry's North America section. There's speculation the two will exchange opinions regarding the forthcoming summits between the...

May to Outline British Response to Attack on Former Spy May to Outline British Response to Attack on Former Spy

Russia denies the charge despite the use of a nerve agent that is seen as its exclusive property to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter last week. He would not say if Russian Federation inherited any amounts of Novichok from ...

Ed Dickson signs with Seahawks Ed Dickson signs with Seahawks

Alexander, 27, opened last season as a starter for the Rams, but was waived in October and remained unsigned. The acquisition of Brown helps the Seahawks address a position of need after fellow wideout Paul Richardson signed a contract with t...

Comcast Co. (CMCSA) CEO Sells $13219642.17 in Stock

It has outperformed by 40.33% the S&P500. Auxier Asset Management decreased Comcast Corp Cl A ( CMCSA ) stake by 6.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Comcast Corporation now has a Weekly performance o...

Four people have died and six injured in Hyundai and Kia cars Four people have died and six injured in Hyundai and Kia cars

All of the accidents involved either 2011 Hyundai Sonatas or 2012-2013 Kia Fortes, according to documents posted on the NHTSA's website Saturday. The "failure of the airbag control unit (ACU) may prevent the frontal airbags from deploying in the ...

Russian Federation spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russian Federation claims Russian Federation spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russian Federation claims

Mr Johnson said that only Russian Federation had the means and motive for carrying out the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal that left the spy, his daughter Yulia and police officer Nick Bailey in hospital. Russian Federation has continued ...

Shoppers react to Toys R Us store closures Shoppers react to Toys R Us store closures

Kearney. "My kids will definitely miss coming here". With rivals looking to get a piece of the sales its disappearance leaves up for grabs, it's worth pointing out the other missteps that, if avoided, could perhaps have steered Toys "R" Us to an al...

United flight pit stops to drop off puppy loaded onto wrong plane United flight pit stops to drop off puppy loaded onto wrong plane

The passengers were provided compensation for their inconvenience, Noonan said, without providing additional details. United issued an apology after the discovery of the switched dogs. The mix-up happened a day after another dog suffocated in the ove...

Stay Safe This St. Patrick's Day With AAA's Towing Service Stay Safe This St. Patrick's Day With AAA's Towing Service

AAA is reminding drivers not to drive home impaired on St. Patrick's Day. "Should your luck run out, AAA's Tipsy Tow will be there to help get you home safely". The Nebraska State Patrol also will conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols t...

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