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Comcast expands Internet Essentials to all low-income veterans, signs up nearly 20K Philadelphia families in last year

Comcast has expanded its low-cost high-speed internet program by adding nearly 20,000 low-income Philadelphia households and two million households nationally over the last year, the company announced Monday. At the same time, the company announced that its Internet Essentials program will now....
 

Central Puerto: Consolidation of Operating Results and Progress on Capacity Expansion

Operating income before other operating results, net increased 62% to Ps. 910 million, compared to Ps. 563 million in 2Q2017. This increase was due to (i) the above-mentioned increase in revenues, and (ii) a less-than-proportional increase in costs of sales that totaled Ps. 937 million, an increase of 45% as compared to Ps.

TerraForm Power Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

1 Excludes Saeta’s results. 2 Adjusted for the sale of our UK solar and Residential portfolios. 3 Includes Saeta’s results effective June 12, 2018. 4 Non-GAAP measures. See the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures” section for additional information. Amounts in 2017 adjusted for sale of our UK and Residential portfolios.

Central Puerto: Consolidation of Operating Results and Progress on Capacity Expansion

Operating income before other operating results, net increased 62% to Ps. 910 million, compared to Ps. 563 million in 2Q2017. This increase was due to (i) the above-mentioned increase in revenues, and (ii) a less-than-proportional increase in costs of sales that totaled Ps. 937 million, an increase of 45% as compared to Ps.

Pakistan election results won't affect bond with China

BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A news report by China.org.cn on the relationship between China and Pakistan after Pakistan's 2018 general election: With the final results in, the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice party, have been announced winners of the country's 2018 general election.

Deadly day on Israeli construction sites as 3 workers fall to their deaths

Three construction workers fell to their deaths in work accidents Monday, bringing the total number of fatalities in similar incidents to 27 in 2018. In a similar period last year 19 workers died on construction sites, marking a 43 percent rise in the number of deaths, excluding passers-by, the Haaretz daily reported.

Mueller team rests in Paul Manafort's fraud trial 11:45 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The government rested its case Monday in the tax and bank fraud trial of Paul Manafort with testimony from a Chicago bank official who said the institution disregarded numerous “red flags” to grant the former Trump campaign chairman $16 million in loans in 2016.

Vic public sector risks corruption: report

Nepotism, poorly-managed conflicts of interest and inadequate recruitment practices are leaving Victoria's public service at risk of corruption, a report has found. The "recycling' of problematic employees with disciplinary or criminal histories is also a significant risk, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission said.

CCC launches Moreton Bay council probe

Queensland's crime watchdog is investigating a complaint against the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The Crime and Corruption Commission on Tuesday confirmed it had received a complaint against the council, but would not reveal details. "As the investigation is ongoing it would not be appropriate for....

Turnbull gains overwhelming energy support The prime minister has won over coalition colleagues on the government's National Energy Guarantee. 17 minutes ago

Malcolm Turnbull has received the strong endorsement of the coalition party room for his signature energy policy, after fending off last-minute attacks from predecessor Tony Abbott. It is understood Mr Abbott was one of only a handful of coalition MPs to speak against the National Energy Guarantee policy at the 2.

War widow kicked out of home after 20 years

The opening two lines of the motto of the War Widows Guild, formed in the months following the Second World War, is “we all belong to each other; we all need each other”. It seems such a pity the Guild did not reserve its pledge for Ila Harvey. Up until 12 months ago, Ila had been happily living at....

Bank victims lobby to ramp up inquiry Katter's Australian Party senator Fraser Anning is joining calls for the banking royal commission to have more power and time to investigate. 41 minutes ago

Malcolm Turnbull has overcome another hurdle, with the Coalition party meeting overwhelmingly backing his flagship energy policy. Matthew Arai said police are asking for $7000 for his release after he stuck his arm out to hail a cab and injured a motorbike rider.

SA parliament to probe Keogh payment

A South Australian parliamentary inquiry is set to begin into the $2.57 million state government payment to Henry Keogh which came after his 1995 conviction for the murder of his fiancee was overturned. The payment was announced last month, with Attorney-General Vickie Chapman saying it was the best....

Calls to make cancer drugs more affordable Cancer patients and oncologists are calling for more cancer drugs to be subsidised on the PBS amid fears thousands of people are missing out on treatment. 5 hours ago

Cancer patients and oncologists are calling for more cancer drugs to be subsidised on the PBS amid fears thousands of people are missing out on treatments because they can't afford them. The National Oncology Alliance has surveyed oncologists and found that 3500 cancer patients are forking out....

Labor call for probe into My Health Record Labor has called for a Senate inquiry into the laws, regulations and rules of the government's electronic My Health Record system. 41 minutes ago

Labor wants a fine-tooth comb to be run over the laws, regulations and rules underpinning the government's electronic health record system. The federal opposition called for the Senate inquiry on Tuesday amid "ongoing privacy and security concerns" into My Health Record, which they want to be....

Rising threat from up to 30,000 terror group members

The experts said al Qaeda's global network also "continues to show resilience," with its affiliates and allies much stronger than IS in some spots, including Somalia, Yemen, South Asia and Africa's Sahel region. Al Qaeda's leaders in Iran "have grown more prominent" and have been working with the....

New Mexico compound suspects 'can be freed on bond'

A New Mexico judge denied the state's motion to detain five adults accused of child abuse after a raid on their New Mexico compound. Judge Sarah Backus said the defendants can be released if they post $25,000 bond each and adhere to conditions including house arrest and GPS monitoring.

Territory bill to spark passionate debate Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm believes his bill to restore the rights of the ACT and Northern Territory to make euthanasia laws will pass the upper house. an hour ago

Northern Territory leaders are urging federal politicians to give territories back the right to make their own voluntary euthanasia laws, but one ACT senator is pushing back. The Senate is gearing up for debate from noon on Tuesday on whether to restore the power of the ACT and NT to legalise assisted dying.

US prosecutors rest case in Manafort trial

US prosecutors have rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case against longtime Washington operator and US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Manafort's defence team will now present their case and are expected to lay the blame for any wrongdoing with Rick Gates, the....

Energy plan victory for sceptics: Shorten Australia's energy policy is being left to climate change sceptics, the opposition leader has charged, as the government meets to consider its energy plan. 2 hours ago

Australian energy policy is being surrendered to climate change sceptics, argues Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. The Turnbull government's proposed National Energy Guarantee is at the centre of a coalition joint party room meeting on Tuesday, with a small group of coalition MPs determined to torpedo....

UAE denies secret Al Qaeda deals in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said it was actively fighting al Qaeda's branch in Yemen after a report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory. An Emirati general denied the report while speaking to journalists in Dubai, saying it was based on "nothing.

Father of murdered family lobbies Canberra Aaron Cockman, the father of four children killed in Western Australia in May, will lobby the government on the impact of the courts in family separation. 2 hours ago

If it saves the life of even a single child then the trip to Canberra will be worth it, says the father of the four children murdered in WA's Margaret River in May. Aaron Cockman will meet with Health Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday to warn of the potentially devastating consequences of court....

Toxic algae kills sea life, turns away Florida's tourists

She’s a hairdresser and make-up artist who styled herself as a dead mermaid and posted photos on social media to raise awareness of the problem. “I feel like it cleanses your soul to go to the beach. For me to not be able to go, it’s painful. I think a lot of people take for granted when they live in Florida.

The Daily Express: Brussels counts cost of Brexit: Five countries who will be worst hit by no-deal UK divorce

London/Brussels. European Union member states are counting the potential costs of a no-deal Brexit ahead of negotiations resuming after a short summer break, in which both sides believe they can avert what would prove disastrous for Brussels’ membership, The Daily Express writes.

University of Iowa settles long-running Old Capitol dome dispute

By Vanessa Miller, The Gazette. IOWA CITY — After a bruising back-and-forth involving accusations of shoddy work and counterclaims of unfair tactics, the University of Iowa has reached a settlement with contractors it had hired years ago to reconstruct the campus’ famed Old Capitol dome.

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President Yoweri Museveni has told a meeting of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troop-contributing countries (TCC) that their role in Somalia is purely for Pan African reasons of helping to stabilise Somalia. AMISOM is the regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.

Maduro: Gas prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says some of the world's cheapest gasoline that his country's drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling. Maduro said Monday he wants to stop Venezuela's subsidized fuel from crossing illegally into Colombia and other neighboring countries.

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later....

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap

When you’re browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are. The way you press, scroll and type on a phone screen or keyboard can be as unique as your fingerprints or facial features.

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain.

Water main break hits mills on Lawrence, Methuen line

North Andover, MA (01845) Today. Variable clouds with showers and scattered thunderstorms. Storms more numerous this evening. Areas of dense fog. Low 68F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.. Tonight. Variable clouds with showers and scattered thunderstorms. Storms more numerous this evening.
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