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The average travel time spent travelling to work for Irish commuters

The average travel time spent travelling to work for Irish commuters The CSO said that 1,875,773 people commuted to work in April 2016, up 10.7% on 2011. In the Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington area of County Meath, 28 per cent of workers were commuting an hour or more to work , the highest percentage of any town. [Full Article...]

Harvey feuling rise in gas prices

Harvey feuling rise in gas prices Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented amounts of rain to the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend, making an impact on oil refineries. All told, gasoline futures have surged by 13% since Friday afternoon, before Harvey disrupted a huge chunk of the nation's ability to turn oil into gasoline and other products like jet fuel. [Full Article...]

Louis announces new water ride for 2018: the Typhoon Twister

Louis announces new water ride for 2018: the Typhoon Twister The soon-to-be-named ride will be located in the Mardi Gras area of the park. " Six Flags was the first in the industry to introduce this hybrid technology and Twisted Cyclone is a shining example of Six Flags innovation at its very best", said Park President Dale Kaetzel in a statement. [Full Article...]

Man charged in United Kingdom after sword incident near Buckingham Palace

Man charged in United Kingdom after sword incident near Buckingham Palace Choudhury was detained Friday night after he allegedly drove at a police van near Queen Elizabeth II's London residence, one of the city's top tourist attractions. Three officers suffered minor injuries after he allegedly drove towards police guarding the Palace. The officers used tear gas to incapacitate the man and arrested him at the scene. [Full Article...]

Aditya Sachdeva murder case: Rocky Yadav pronounced guilty

Aditya Sachdeva murder case: Rocky Yadav pronounced guilty A court in Gaya has convicted Rocky Yadav, son of suspended Janata Dal United lawmaker, of killing a teenager in a road rage case in May past year. Aditya was shot dead for overtaking Rocky's SUV. Three other persons have also been held guilty in the case. It also used tower location of Rocky's mobile phone during the incident to nail the MLC's son. [Full Article...]

President of Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard receives ceremonial reception

President of Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard receives ceremonial reception The PM also noted that India and Switzerland have robust cooperation in combating tax evasion and black money. Prime Minister Modi recollected his visit to the country a year ago in the run up to the plenary session of NSG and urged closer continued cooperation in this sphere. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu opposition to seek President's intervention for floor test in assembly

Tamil Nadu opposition to seek President's intervention for floor test in assembly However, the Dhinakaran camp has moved the Madras High court seeking a stay on the General Council meeting, arguing only the general secretary of the party, which is Sasikala , is authorised to call such a meeting. As the opposition partied built pressure on the Governor, Dinakaran warned Palaniswami to resign on his own as he claimed to have the support of 40 MLAs now. [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov: North Korea must respect United Nations resolutions

Russia's Lavrov: North Korea must respect United Nations resolutions Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was warned during a call Wednesday with his Russian counterpart that placing new sanctions on North Korea could be "dangerous", according to a readout of the call and an Associated Press report . North Korea responded with a threat to attack the Pacific island of Guam, the USA territory most vulnerable to a North Korean missile, with an "enveloping fire". [Full Article...]

University of Florida expecting legal action from white nationalists

University of Florida expecting legal action from white nationalists Cameron Padgett , who has planned several events across the country for Spencer, and attorney Gary Edinger still negotiating with the university and will go to court to fight the ban, if necessary, according to the newspaper. UNC has denied a request from the National Policy Institute to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, the University said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

United Nations chief calls for end of Israeli blockade of Gaza

United Nations chief calls for end of Israeli blockade of Gaza The U.N. leader also entered the Gaza Strip where he toured a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school, where he said he saw "one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises that I have seen in many years working as a humanitarian in the United Nations". [Full Article...]

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Stake Increased by Prudential Financial Inc

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Stake Increased by Prudential Financial Inc The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $157.86, down from yesterday's close by -0.60%. About 334,287 shares traded. Coca-Cola European Partners plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:CCE) has risen 10.75% since August 31, 2016 and is uptrending. [Full Article...]

Unbiased Equity Research: Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG)

Unbiased Equity Research: Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) Texas Permanent School Fund boosted its position in Vera Bradley by 1.2% in the second quarter. While the company's share hit the 52 week high on 09/01/16 stationing the value of $17.20. During the same quarter past year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. Vera Bradley reported second-quarter revenue of $112.4 million, down 5.7% year over year, but about $0.7 million higher than the a... [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM declares Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from IS

Iraqi PM declares Tal Afar 'fully liberated' from IS The fighting in al-Ayadiya has been described by some Iraqi troops as "multiple times worse" than the battle for Mosul, the former de facto IS capital in northern Iraq. Colonel Kareem al-Lami told the news agency that breaching the militants' first line of defense in al-Ayadiya was like "opening the gates of hell". [Full Article...]

'Talking is not the answer' for North Korea, Trump tweets

The launch spurred an alert from Japan's emergency warning system as the missile passed overhead. The White House has said that it has put all options on table to tackle the threat posed by nuclear-armed North Korea, which fired a ballistic missile that flew over Japan on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto murder trial

Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in Benazir Bhutto murder trial She further stated that they are waiting for justice for the past 10 years. The Express Tribune reported that Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was assassinated, has been declared a proclaimed offender and the court has ordered authorities to seize his property. [Full Article...]

Houston police Sgt. Steve Perez drowns in Harvey floodwaters

Houston police Sgt. Steve Perez drowns in Harvey floodwaters Following protocol, he apparently was trying to report to another station in Kingwood. He then couldn't get himself out of his vehicle, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed on Tuesday. "And I guarantee you when you take advantage of people and prey on them in these circumstances, that's despicable behavior and we're all going to push hard to make sure you don't see the sunlight anytime s... [Full Article...]

Committee to Protect Journalists Slams Ukraine for Banishing Russian Reporter

Committee to Protect Journalists Slams Ukraine for Banishing Russian Reporter August 30 came the information that in Kiev kidnapped journalist Anna Kurbatov. "Channel One cannot contact Kurbatova so far". The CPJ urged the Ukrainian government to allow Kurbatova "and other Russian journalists to work without fear of abduction, deportation, and other means of reprisal", the USA -based nonprofit organization's regional office said in an online statement. [Full Article...]

More than 1.8m arrive for Hajj festival

More than 1.8m arrive for Hajj festival The Saudi Green Building Forum, a Riyadh-based non-governmental group recognized by the United Nations, has recently been tasked with auditing green efforts in Medina, the country's second holy city where the Prophet Mohammed is buried and a site visited by millions of pilgrims. [Full Article...]

Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets?

Should emergency shelters be required to take in people, their pets? About 100 animals from the Louisiana SPCA and the St. Landry Parish Animal Shelter have been transported to Atlanta and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society so far. "People are taking good care of their animals, doing the best they can", says Shuttlesworth. "Luckily a family who lived in the neighborhood had a boat and they went back and rescued the three other dogs from the upstairs bathroom... [Full Article...]

Woman in critical condition after visiting beauty clinic

Woman in critical condition after visiting beauty clinic She was refused bail and will appear in Court today as inquiries continue. At least four staff members of The Medi Beauty were questioned by police on Wednesday afternoon. He said Shao had a reservation on Thursday to return to China, where she lives with her husband, and was a flight risk. Dr Gazi Hussain, vice president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons told AAP when it comes to ... [Full Article...]


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