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224 dead in powerful Mexico earthquake, 21 children crushed under school

Mexico City, 20 September 2017 (MIA) - At least 224 people, including 117 in the capital, were killed by a powerful earthquake that rocked Mexico on Tuesday, the authorities have said, AFP reports. The dead included at least 21 children crushed beneath a primary school that collapsed on Mexico City's south side during the 7.

Unions want housing emergency declared as fears rise over family hubs

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling on the Government to declare a housing emergency. The organisation’s launching a campaign on the issue later, that will call for a major social housing drive and tougher action on land hoarding. Meanwhile, the Oireachtas Housing Committee is set to hear....

Hurricane Maria expected to reach Puerto Rico Wednesday morning

Not many changes on Hurricane Maria were announced in the National Hurricane Center's 2 a.m. update. The Category 5 storm continued to approach Puerto Rico, with winds slightly lowered to 165 mph. "The core of potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Maria expected to reach southeastern Puerto Rico this morning.

12:15 Kazakh MPs ratify international road transport agreements with Uzbekistan, Norway

AKIPRESS.COM Lower house of Kazakh parliament, the Mazhilis, ratified Wednesday the amendments to the agreement between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on international road transport. The same agreement with Norway was also ratified by the Mazhilis. According to the Speaker of the Mazhilis Nurlan....

11:40 Mirziyoyev backs Trump on Afghanistan issue

AKIPRESS.COM - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaking at the UN General Assembly on September 19 said his country supports the U.S. President's call on the neighboring countries of Afghanistan to assist the peaceful regulation of the conflict in this country. "We welcome the call of the Administration of the U.

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

The official Twitter feed of agency head Luis Felipe Puente said early Wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in Mexico City, and 55 died in Morelos state, which is just south of the capital. It said 39 are dead in Puebla state, where the quake was centered.

Milestone Group PLC: Directorate changes

MILESTONE GROUP PLC ('Milestone' or the 'Company') Directorate Changes Milestone (AIM:MSG), the AIM and Social Stock Exchange quoted provider of digital media and technology, announces the resignation of Deborah White, Chief Executive Officer, and the appointment of Mr Edward Guy Meyer to the Board....

Zumio Inc.: Zumio™ Now Available in Europe

Exclusive Partnership Agreement Signed with Eropartner Distribution Ottawa, 2017-09-20 08:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zumio Inc. proudly announces it has partnered exclusively with Eropartner Distribution for distribution across all 28 EU member countries.

Telia Lietuva, AB: During the auction Telia Lietuva sold real estate objects for EUR 6.14 million

On 19 September 2017, during the second auction of Telia Lietuva real estate eight objects were sold for the total amount of EUR 6.14 million. Among the top value objects offered during the second auction the administrative buildings of a total of 5 thousand sq. meters' space located in Vilnius at T.

Volta Finance Limited: Volta Finance Limited: Net Asset Value(s) as at 31 August 2017

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) - August 2017 monthly report. NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES. Guernsey, 20 September 2017. AXA IM has published the Volta Finance Limited (the "Company" or "Volta Finance" or "Volta") monthly report for August.

Volta Finance Limited: Net Asset Value(s) as at 31 August 2017

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) - August 2017 monthly report NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES ***** Guernsey, 20 September 2017 AXA IM has published the Volta Finance Limited (the 'Company' or 'Volta Finance' or 'Volta') monthly report for August.

European Shares Seen Flat To Lower Ahead Of Fed Decision

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - European stocks are seen opening on a flat note Wednesday amid rising geopolitical tensions and ahead of the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting later today. Geopolitical tensions resurfaced after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea if necessary.

Synpromics Announces Gene Therapy Research Partnership with Solid Biosciences

Synpromics Ltd, the leader in gene control, today announces a new research partnership with Solid Biosciences, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Synpromics will provide Solid Biosciences access to a set of key muscle-selective promoter candidates to be used in the development of new treatment options for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

AGM 2018: Election Committee of Castellum AB

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At Castellum AB's Annual General Meeting held on March 23, 2017 , it was resolved that the Election Committee for the Annual General Meeting 2018 should consist of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a representative from each of the three....

Boyden Report Finds CEOs Prioritizing CSR as Key Part of Corporate Vision

New survey finds an overwhelming number of UK Millennials more likely to work for a company with a robust CSR Program. CEOs and C-suite more personally involved in CSR, which has become less segmented and more core to companies' missions and long-term financial success.

Zumio Inc.: Zumio Now Available in Europe

Ottawa, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zumio Inc. ( proudly announces it has partnered exclusively with Eropartner Distribution ( for distribution across all 28 EU member countries. Winner of the Best New Product at ADULTEX 2017, Zumio is the....

What does Toys 'R' Us filing for bankruptcy mean for Illawarra stores?

The Australian arm of global kids retailing giant Toys “R” Us insists local stores – including those in Wollongong and Shellharbour – will trade as normal after its parent company filed for bankruptcy in America and Canada. The move was spurred by a hefty debt load from a buyout more than a decade....

Same-sex marriage off the table if 'no' vote: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared a "no" vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey would see the Coalition rule it out of parliamentary consideration for both this term and the next, were he to win the 2019 election. The statement raises the pressure on the "yes" forces to secure a....

Victorians face 'cash out' limit at pokies venues

Gamblers will face new restrictions on how much cash they can withdraw over the bar at Victorian pokies venues, with the state government imposing a new limit of $500 a day. ATMs are already banned in pubs and clubs that offer slot machines, but punters in every state except Tasmania have continued....

BHP under shareholder pressure to sever ties with Minerals Council

BHP is facing a demand by activist shareholders that it end its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia , the powerful lobby group whose campaigning has helped block successive governments from tackling carbon emissions via a clean energy target or carbon tax.

Barnaby Joyce warns Tony Abbott over energy threats

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has rebuked Tony Abbott for threatening to cross the floor of Parliament if any kind of clean energy target was pursued by the Turnbull government. Mr Abbott spelt out his opposition to the one recommendation of the Finkel energy review that has not been embraced....

Wednesday's papers: 40% of day care workers considering career change, sales staff prophecies and growing state debt

Day care workers say their work is exhausting. Image: Katariina Poranen / Yle. Papers in Finland start off this Wednesday with coverage of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico Tuesday evening. Over 140 people are feared to have been killed as dozens of buildings crumbled.

Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations in US: Bloomberg

A source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Bloomberg report was accurate. Uber said in August it was cooperating with a preliminary investigation led by the US Department of Justice into whether company managers violated US laws against bribery of foreign officials, specifically the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-powered smart glasses - CNET

Alexa may one day help keep tabs on goings-on in your house. Amazon. Amazon aims to expand the universe of its Alexa voice assistant with a pair of smart glasses, the internet retailer's first wearable device, reported late Tuesday. The Financial Times The smartphone-tethered device would resemble....

One language, two audiences for Suu Kyi's first Rakhine speech

By Aidan JONES with Sally MAIRS in Bangkok (AFP) 17 hours ago in World Big screens broadcast Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis nationwide as she tried to mollify the world without riling Myanmar's army or challenging longstanding prejudices -- but few could understand her clipped English.

Meet Credit Suisse’s new investment banking bosses

A flurry of memos heralded another round of big changes at Credit Suisse's investment bank this week – including new European co-heads of its investment banking and capital markets business, as well as a new executive chairman for that division. Marisa Drew and Mark Echlin, who have together led the....

Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill: Draft

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Mexico earthquake: at least 248 dead after powerful quake – latest updates

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, in Puebla state, 123km from Mexico City. At least 248 people have been killed, including 55 in Morelos, 49 in Mexico City, and 32 in Puebla state. It was the most powerful earthquake since one which hit Mexico City in 1985, killing thousands.

Scottish Labour candidate Anas Sarwar laughs off 'neoliberal Blairite' tag

Glasgow MSP says label is ‘simply untrue’ and highlights past record of attacking some of Tony Blair’s foreign policy decisions while in Westminster. Anas Sarwar is standing against Richard Leonard to succeed Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

Tackling council cuts in Scotland through community action | Jane Dudman

O n a coolish Thursday in September, three residents of the small Scottish town of New Crumnock are enjoying an aquaerobics class in the town’s newly-refurbished outdoor swimming pool. These women aren’t just keeping fit and healthy, they may also be part of the answer to one of the toughest....

Company that 'fired' woman for saying 'it's OK to vote no' may have broken law

“Advertising your desire to vote no for [same-sex marriage] is, in my eyes, hate speech,” she said. Sims said it wasn’t a case of “you’re voting no, you’re fired” because “there were prior conversations had”. “As a business that works with children of all kinds, we have a responsibility to working....
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