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Calendar of Events: Jan. 20-29

Sunday, Jan. 20 Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market, 11.a.m.to 2 p.m. Main Street, right outside Harkins Theatre; “A Look Back On The Darker Side Of Our History,” a presentation on the Gila River Japanese Internment Camp during WW II by Lillian Mayeda, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Mingus View Presbyterian Church, 8340 E.
 

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women's March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump's White House.

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) - A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing, which was the deadliest assault on U.

Mexico pipeline explosion: Death toll at 73 after many reduced to mounds of ash

, killing at least 73 people. Perez said he and his son bypassed soldiers and ignored warnings to stay clear of the geyser Friday evening in the town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state, about 62 miles north of Mexico City. "We're stubborn," he said. But as Perez neared the spurting fuel, he was overcome with foreboding.

Markus Söder elected chief of Merkel’s Bavarian allies

BERLIN — Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies on Saturday handed the leadership of their party to state premier Markus Söder, who promised to usher in a new era of cooperation with the chancellor's party. At a special party congress in Munich on Saturday, the 52-year-old was elected unopposed as chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU) with 87.

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

A longtime professor at Harvard University, Glazer, was among the last of the deeply-read thinkers who influenced culture and politics in the mid-20th century. Starting in the 1940s, Glazer was a writer and editor for Commentary and The New Republic. He was a co-editor of The Public Interest, and wrote or co-wrote numerous books.

Curbs on import of used cars

Pressure groups, adhocism and lack of evidence-based decisions have caused significant damage to Pakistan’s economy. This often leads to abrupt changes in policies. On Jan 15, the ECC re-introduced certain restrictions on the import of used cars. It approved the Commerce Division’s proposal that....

Health minister visits twin cities’ major hospitals

Federal Minister for Health Aamer Mahmood Kiani visited Holy Family Hospital, District Headquarters Hospital and BenazirBhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: INP. RAWALPINDI: Health Minister Amir Mahmood Kiani visited three hospitals on Saturday. The visit included Pakistan Institute of Management....

Humanity at work : Lahore’s ‘Rizq Bachao’ movement comes to capital

ISLAMABAD: Even as the government has set up its own shelter homes in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to provide a roof to and food to the homeless and destitute, one social organisation which has gained a reputation for collecting surplus food from restaurants and wedding halls has....

The Buzdar blunder

The Chief Minister of Punjab won the toss and elected to lose. Sardar Usman Buzdar is nice. He is humble. He is down-to-earth and simple. He is also in the wrong job. There may be many reasons that explain the choice of Buzdar as the man to beat Shehbaz Sharif at his game. None of them make sense.

SC word on G-B status

Powers of the Supreme Court have been extended to Gilgit-Baltistan under a ruling by a seven-judge larger bench of the top court on the constitutional status of the region and the grant of fundamental rights to its citizens. Taking up a set of petitions challenging the Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018,....

Pakistan’s place in AI and computing

In the world of science and technology, it is being said that we are at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. The first brought in the age of mechanised production from iron, steel, coal and steam. The second was the result of internal combustion engine and electricity.

Prince Philip ‘pictured driving new Land Rover’ two days after crash

Media gathered at the roadside of the A149 at Babingley where the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, had an accident. Photo: Emily Prince. Archant. The Duke of Edinburgh has apparently been pictured driving a new Land Rover just two days after his dramatic crash with a car carrying two women and a baby.

Archaeologists monitor construction in Deadwood

By JIM HOLLAND Rapid City Journal. DEADWOOD, S.D. — Anyone turning over little more than a shovelful of dirt in the historic town of Deadwood can expect to have an archaeologist peering over their shoulders in case any artifacts from the city’s past are unearthed. OK, that’s an exaggeration.

Most-read stories: Week of Jan. 14

The most popular stories from the Finance & Commerce website over the past week. By Matt M. Johnson, staff writer (Published online Jan. 15, in print Jan. 16) By Matt M. Johnson, staff writer (Published online Jan. 14, in print Jan. 15) By Brian Johnson, staff writer (Published online Jan. 14, in print Jan.

VPNs are now a part of life for Zimbabweans trying to get around a government internet shutdown

In the wake of nationwide internet shutdowns, ordinary Zimbabweans are circumventing censorship through VPNs. Zimbabwean authorities shut down the internet on Tuesday (Jan. 19) following widespread protests that led to the deaths of at least six people and the arrest of more than 600.

President Museveni explains why Acholi, Lango war claimants funds were diverted

FILE PHOTO: President Museveni. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Most of the funds initially meant to compensate Acholi and Lango War Debt Claimants and victims of different insurgencies have been diverted to facilitate critical national infrastructure developments, according to President Yoweri Museveni.

Case against the government!

Meanwhile, the UPFA has initiated a national centre for a free and fair election and a representative of that centre S.M. Chandrasena said that they plan on filing a case against the government by the end of January seeking the right to hold the Provincial Council elections.

Finance Minister calls on SG of the Commonwealth

. Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera called on the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland QC, in London, on Friday, 18th January 2019. The cordial discussions between the Minister and the Secretary-General revolved around matters of mutual interest. Leave a comment.

Ministerial positions for SLFP MPs in govt.

There is a proposal to grant ministerial positions for the SLFP MPs who have joined the government, according to minister Navin Dissanayake. He made the remark while answering questions posed by journalists following a function at Ipalogama in Anuradhapura yesterday (19).

Trump offers temporary ‘Dreamers’ deal for border wall

WASHINGTON In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall.

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from an explosion at a punctured pipeline in central Mexico has risen to 73, while the number of injured stands at 74.

N Carolina university, group argue over race in admissions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. North Carolina’s flagship public university is defending its use of race in admitting students and wants a lawsuit filed against it by a group representing past and potential applicants and parents to be dismissed. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill filed written....

The Latest: Congo winner calls runner-up’s stance ‘a shame’

KINSHASA, Congo The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 2:50 a.m. The spokesman for Congo’s newly elected president says it’s “a shame” that the runner-up has defiantly declared himself the country’s only legitimate leader. Vidiye Tshimanga tells The Associated Press that....

The Latest: Trump offers ‘Dreamers’ deal for border wall

WASHINGTON The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump on Saturday has offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall.

Buy a diplomatic passport, build a fortune Passports that bestow special privileges — immunity from prosecution and diplomatic pouches — are increasingly being bought by dubious business people. African, Asian and small island nations have been caught in

, Israel's former energy minister faked his, and French President Emmanuel Macron's bodyguard traveled with one for months after being fired. Diplomatic passports , it seems, are the must-have accessory in 2019 for high-net-worth individuals and some of the world's most mysterious wheeler-dealers.

Women's rallies held around the world 9h ago Women gathered in Berlin, London, Washington DC, and New York to commemorate the protests at the election of Donald Trump. Bad weather is hampering the event in Washington.

Demonstrations and rallies are scheduled in Washington DC and at some 350 sites across the US to display opposition to Trump, to demand an end to violence against women and to push for equality. The Women's March in Washington DC on Saturday was bracing for inclement weather and coping with an....

Airline ad offers discounts to Americans with Mexican DNA As the US-Mexico border row continues to rage, AeroMexico is offering US travelers a "DNA discount" to visit their closest neighbor. An ad detailing the perk has gone viral on social media.

An airline commercial widely shared on social media is taking on the prejudice that many Americans feel towards Mexico, their neighbor to the south. The two-minute ad for Aeromexico shows Americans explaining how they wouldn't consider traveling to Mexico, with one of them saying "No way!" Another,....

Crops and Cereals

The merger between US-based Archer Daniels Midlands and Gleadell Agriculture will “massively reduce” farmers' options in the grain market, the NFU has... The government has been accused of being 'ill-prepared' to take on the regulation of chemicals and maintain chemical trade after Brexit. This is ac.

The People

18 Jan 2019 - Kirinyaga County governor Ann Waiguru could face an impeachment motion over alleged illegal reduction of bursary fund kitty from Sh70 million to Sh20 million. The Members of County Assembly (MCAs) said they are ready to send the governor home and four CECs if she...

Star Business

12 Jan 2019 - Harsh foreign laws that expose drivers to intimidation, unfair dismissal and poor payment in the online cab industry have seen locally made innovations make inroads into the cab industry.Taxinet Kenya chief executive officer Abdirahman Mohamed on Saturday said that...
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