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Row threatens Chinese telescope

China's proposal to build a 12 m-aperture telescope in the west of the country has stalled due to a dispute over how many mirrors the telescope should have. The ¥2bn ($300m) Large Optical/Infrared Telescope (LOT) will be one of the world's largest upon completion and is expected to let Chinese astronomers explore the early universe and exoplanets.

The Key seeks solutions for teen homelessness

The Union of Youth, better known as The Key, recently received a $75,000 grant from the Youth Homeless Act to add additional staff to work with kids who frequent the Sixth Street center. According to Youth Moving Forward , Minnesotans under 21 are the most likely to be homeless.

Baby boomers hitting the bottle and bongs at alarming levels, health experts warn

In the UK and Australia, binge drinking is on the decline among all age groups — except those over the age of 40. Researchers from the South London Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Flinders University in Adelaide are calling for a coordinated global approach to boozing boomers.

Miners drive global share market gains on BHP's return to profit

boosted European markets. Confidence was also helped by the big miner's plan to sell off its US shale oil and gas division, which has cost it multi-billion-dollar write-downs and much pressure from US activist hedge fund Elliott, which has taken a 5 per cent stake in the company.

After 62 Years and Many Battles, Village Voice to End Print Publication

Without it, if you are a New Yorker of a certain age, chances are you would have never found your first apartment. Never discovered your favorite punk band, spouted your first post-Structuralist literary jargon, bought that unfortunate futon sofa, discovered Sam Shepard or charted the perfidies of New York’s elected officials.

News Analysis: For Help in America’s Longest War, Trump Tilts Political Balance Toward India Over Pakistan

Ms. Kamran said that pushing India to play a stronger role in Afghanistan would isolate Washington’s friends in Islamabad “without realizing, understanding or perhaps deliberately underestimating the impact of increasing India presence on Pakistan’s western border.” Despite Mr.

Typhoon signal No 8 issued as Hong Kong braces for arrival of Hato

Typhoon signal No 8 – the third highest in Hong Kong’s storm warning system – was issued at 5.20am on Wednesday as Typhoon Hato edged closer to the city. The Hong Kong Observatory said the signal would be in force for most of the day, and the chance of it issuing a higher signal could not be ruled out.

The Latest: County leader refers to slaves as 'workers'

This Nov. 19, 2014, photo shows Tim Sutton. A North Carolina county commissioner referred to slaves as "workers" during a discussion on removing a Confederate statue. The Times-News of Burlington reports Alamance County Commissioner Tim Sutton made the comments during an unscheduled discussion on Monday, Aug.

Barack and Michelle Obama move Malia to Harvard

Under a 2013 measure that was signed into law by President Obama, all former presidents and first ladies are given lifetime Secret Service details, while the children of the president receive that same protection until they are at least 16. The length of the protection for the children of the....

New Sergeant Bluff industrial park certified by state

Sergeant Bluff mayor Jon Winkel announced that the town's new industrial park has already earned the Iowa Certified Site designation. This certification program is run through the Iowa Economic Development Authority and there are only 17 sites with the moniker in the Hawkeye State.

United Way of Siouxland hopes to raise $3.4 million

SIOUX CITY — Every dollar counts in the United Way of Siouxland’s quest to raise at least $3.4 million to support a bevy of local charitable causes. Officials with the Sioux City-based nonprofit, affiliated with the national organization, hammered that point home during its 2017-18 annual fundraiser....

US defends info request related to Inauguration Day protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is defending its request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests. Federal prosecutors in Washington say in court papers Tuesday that a search warrant they obtained from a judge last....

Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a glam shot that got ugly. The wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dove headlong into a social media skirmish this week, blasting a critic of her Instagram post highlighting her high fashion choices. Calling the commenter "adorably out of touch," Louise Linton suggested she and Mnuchin contributed more to the U.

Iowa submits final plan to stabilize health coverage costs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state official on Tuesday reiterated that Iowa's individual health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act will collapse if the federal government doesn't approve a short-term funding proposal aimed at stabilizing premium costs.

Iowa submits final plan to stabilize health coverage costs

Posted 5:40 pm, August 22, 2017, by WQAD Digital Team DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state official says Iowa's individual health insurance market under the Affordable Care Act will collapse if the federal government doesn't approve a short-term proposal aimed at stabilizing premium costs.

City gathers input on vacant homes tax at public meeting

A public meeting is being held tonight as the city continues to seek out feedback on whether or not to introduce a tax on the owners of the estimated 28,000 vacant homes in Toronto. In May, the provincial government introduced a package of legislation aimed at slowing down a rapid rise in real....

Must move: 200,000 items as Record Theatre closes doors.

The flagship store is the last of the local retail chain's locations, which once had 21 locally and in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Rochester, Syracuse and Philadelphia. "I don't think Buffalo will ever see a store like Record Theatre again," said Mike Pierce, president of Transcontinent Record Sales, Record Theatre's parent company.

Four incidents recently at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. August 21, 2017 – August is one of the busiest times of year for the parks and with record visitation, search and rescue operations in the parks are increasing as well. Within in the last week, there have been four major incidents.

Vintage movie screenings this weekend in Bishop, Lone Pine

Press release. Bishop Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History to host two vintage movie screenings August 26 & 27. The films will offer a trip back in time with subjects including Owens Valley history, culture, mining, events, and tourism. Film dates range from 1919 to the mid 1980’s.

Federal departments asked for review after Marshfield mail carrier reveals USPS political bias

(WSAW) -- Senator Ron Johnson and another republican congressman are asking federal agencies for specific employee information after a Marshfield mail carrier revealed US Postal Service employees were allowed illegal time off to campaign for union-endorsed candidates, such as Hillary Clinton.

Trump Knocked It Out Of the Park With His Speech At Ft. Myer

You probably won’t hear much about it on CNN or MSNBC but President Trump gave the best speech of his presidency last night before an audience of US soldiers gathered at Ft. Myer, in Arlington, VA. It wasn’t so much the details of his proposed strategy for preventing a “loss” in Afghanistan – in....

Four Signs Your Neighborhood Is Turning Into A No-Go Zone

Europe’s infamous ‘no-go zones’ are coming to America. At least they will if ordinary Americans don’t stay vigilant and fight back against the mass migration and political correctness being foisted upon them by establishment politicians and their left-wing hate-mobs.

FACT CHECK: Is Bannon’s Claim That Economic Warfare Is In Chinese ‘Literature’ True?

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon claimed the notion that China is at “economic war” against the U.S. is “in all their [China’s] literature” in a recent with American Prospect magazine. interview Bannon made this claim in the interview while dismissing recent diplomatic....

First McDonald’s, Now Walmart Is Teaming Up With Uber

Walmart announced Monday that it is partnering with Uber to help deliver groceries to people’s front doors. To use the new feature, customers will have to select items online, input payment details, and choose an optimal time and place for the goods to be delivered.

Arab women exchanging ideas and finding voice for reforms

THE changes were as radical as they were swift. On July 26, Tunisia voted to criminalise sexual harassment and discrimination against women. On August 1, Jordan's Parliament voted to scrap a law that allowed rapists to escape punishment if they married their victims.

Soneri Bank announces Q2 2017 results

KARACHI: Soneri Bank Limited has posted profit before tax of Rs. 1,449.97 million and profit after tax of Rs 811.85 million for the half year ended 30 June 2017. This translates into earning per share of Re 0.74 versus Rs 1.07 in the corresponding period last year.

German investor morale plunges as emissions scandal bites

BERLIN: The mood among German investors fell for the third month running in August, a survey showed on Tuesday, linking the drop to an emissions scandal engulfing the country’s car industry. The sector’s reputation and the “clean” diesel technology at its core has been battered since Volkswagen....

Donald Trump talks tough on Pakistan’s terrorist havens, but options scarce

Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants – an approach analysts say will probably not change Pakistan’s strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

Donald Trump’s Afghanistan decision may increase US air power, training

The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein said, however, he was still examining the matter, as the U.

US puts more pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghan war

The United States put more pressure on Pakistan on Tuesday to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad’s status as a major non-NATO ally if it does not crack down on Islamist militants. A day after President Donald Trump singled out Pakistan for harbouring Afghan Taliban insurgents and other militants, U.

Posts by ICICI Securities

We initiate coverage on Balkrishna Industries (BKT) with BUY, valuing the stock at 20x Sep’19E EPS and target price of Rs 2,062 per share, implying a target FCF yield of 5.0% on Sep19E. FY17 was a high growth year for IndiGo when it increased its capacity as measured by available seat kilometre....
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