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BUDGET 2017: Government to introduce levy for foreign workers

BUDGET 2017: Government to introduce levy for foreign workers Numerous commentators described it as a "Labor Budget" because it had shown a surprising willingness to increase taxes and to boost spending on areas such as schools and support for the disabled. Now, Australian Bankers' Association new chief executive Anna Bligh, a former Labor premier of Queensland, warns the tax could lead to job losses. Mr Turnbull dismissed as "nonsense" her claim the levy ... [Full Article...]

Minnesota budget stuck in political divide

Minnesota budget stuck in political divide There was no way Dayton would go along with a plan to gut and then delay implementation of a gutted Buffer Law, put restrictions on the Environmental Quality Board, and impose cuts in environmental services that would close some state park campgrounds, reduce stocking of lakes and hinder the work of the Pollution Control Agency and the DNR. [Full Article...]

Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations

Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations In a statement released back in April, the Webby Awards described Solange as "a true artist of the online generation". Bruno Mars has the most nominations out of all the male contenders. The winners in the 19 categories, including film and sports awards, will be selected by BET's Voting Academy, comprised of entertainment professionals and fans. [Full Article...]

First West Nile Case Highlights Precautions for Mosquito-borne Diseases

First West Nile Case Highlights Precautions for Mosquito-borne Diseases According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with Zika in the U.S. had a fetus or a baby with serious birth defects. Residents should check for and eliminate water-filled containers. Dallas County Health officials told the Dallas County Commissioners Court Tuesday that now is the time to begin practicing mosquito preve... [Full Article...]

The WannaCry ransomware attack has spread to 150 countries

The WannaCry ransomware attack has spread to 150 countries Organizations around the world have spent the weekend trying to recover after being hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until victims pay a ransom. For example, if an office worker opens an infected PDF attached to an email, soon everyone in the office could be under attack. But the NHS was far from the only agency affected. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin dismisses Donald Trump information-sharing scandal

The Washington Post first reported the allegations on Monday, claiming Trump had shared highly classified information in the talks. Despite fears that the leak could endanger a valuable Israeli intelligence asset within the Islamic State group, officials stressed that nothing would change as a result of the extraordinary breach. [Full Article...]

Tanzania: Hypertension Kills, Know Your Blood Pressure Readings Today

Tanzania: Hypertension Kills, Know Your Blood Pressure Readings Today High blood pressure or hypertension is not diagnosed by a single measurement, this only points out when someone needs to seek further medical assessment. The only way to have peace of mind is to get tested regularly, especially if you have raised blood pressure combined with other risk factors such as obesity, smoking, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity. [Full Article...]

Planned Parenthood Sounds The Alarm On New Health Care Bill

Planned Parenthood Sounds The Alarm On New Health Care Bill The long-time Republican effort to defund Planned Parenthood is threatening to sabotage the party's legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, The Washington Times reported on Monday . Pedro Elias with Planned Parenthood couldn't confirm that figure, but says, it's about more than abortion. Planned Parenthood patients, volunteers, and supporters live in every state and every congressional dis... [Full Article...]

Most US troops kicked out for misconduct had mental illness

Most US troops kicked out for misconduct had mental illness Using data from the Department of Defense's Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the DOD's Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the Veterans Benefits Administration, the report found that 16 percent of troops discharged for misconduct had been diagnosed with TBI or PTSD. [Full Article...]

Nikki Haley Tells Countries to Choose Between U.S., North Korea

Nikki Haley Tells Countries to Choose Between U.S., North Korea The South's Ministry of National Defense confirmed that North Korea continues to maintain its ability to conduct a sixth nuclear test at any time at its Punggye-ri test site in Kilju County, North Hamgyong Province. Asked whether North Korea's missile programme was developing faster than expected, he said: "Yes". Mr Trump wants South Korea to pay for the system, but Mr Moon has said he will reco... [Full Article...]

Microsoft was hoarding patches for WannaCry exploit

The origins of the attack are now unknown. In the case of WannaCry hackers were asking for amounts of between $300 and $600 in Bitcoins. The malicious software encrypted files on infected computers and demanded a payment in bitcoin for their return. [Full Article...]

After 16-year-old dies from caffeine OD, it becomes hot topic

But it wasn't a crash that took his life. "Instead it was an energy drink". Within two hours of the 16-year-old Davis Allen Crip had a latte, a big bottle of Mountain Dew and energy drink, whose name was not reported. Still, the Palmetto Poison Center issued an advisory Tuesday after the autopsy reports . Adults normally can consume the equivalent of four cups of coffee per day without any il... [Full Article...]

Cornyn Won't Replace Comey at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Besides Cornyn, Trump is considering Mike Rogers , former House Intelligence Committee chairman and a former FBI agent, and Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., a former prosecutor who led the Benghazi investigation that dogged Hillary Clinton. Cornyn is a longtime senator who dutifully rose the ranks to become majority whip, and muses about queso on Twitter . "If this were any other circumstance, any... [Full Article...]

What kind of dialogue do you want on OBOR, China asks India

The initiative also enables countries to create new development opportunities and impetus, and leverage their comparative advantages for win-win results, to make progress toward building a community of shared future for mankind, he said. What kind of dialogue is a meaningful dialogue. CPEC is the key artery of China's Belt and Road project that aims to connect Asia, Europe and Africa through a n... [Full Article...]

Newborn found with about 100 rodent bites; Arkansas parents arrested

Newborn found with about 100 rodent bites; Arkansas parents arrested Two parents have been arrested after their newborn baby was found seriously injured with up to 100 rodent bites on its body. Police identified the child's parents as Erica Shyrock, 19, and Charles Elliott, 18. He contacted his mother and waited until she arrived at their home before taking the infant to the hospital at 9 a.m. Both parents admitted knowing there were rats in the house and doing... [Full Article...]

Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit

Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss "a range of regional issues, including "threats posed by Iran and its proxies, and by ISIS and other terrorist group", and Trump will discuss with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "ways to advance peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, as well as efforts to unlock the potential of the Palestinian economy"... [Full Article...]

FDA Says Invokana (Canagliflozin) Causes Increased Risk of Leg, Foot Amputations

FDA Says Invokana (Canagliflozin) Causes Increased Risk of Leg, Foot Amputations The Boxed Warning is an update to a May 18, 2016, safety alert for canagliflozin (Invokana, Janssen), which strengthened the existing warning about the risk for acute kidney injury in patients; it is also available in combination with metformin under the brand name Invokamet. [Full Article...]

North Korea possibly behind global WannaCry attack [cybersecurity experts]

North Korea possibly behind global WannaCry attack [cybersecurity experts] One more disturbing theory to consider: the attack that swept the globe last weekend could be just a dry run for something much worse. "Since a July 2009 attack by North Korea, they used the same method". "Now is the time to put pressure on North Korea", Abe said. If it would turn out that North Korea is indeed the culprit of the WannaCry ransomware, cyber security experts stated that we sho... [Full Article...]

GPS placed on truck of victim's brother in Ohio

GPS placed on truck of victim's brother in Ohio The arrest warrant for James Manley timestamped Tuesday says the device was placed on the truck April 22 and stopped functioning April 28. The search warrant never names Manley as a suspect, nor does it state that it is tied to the Rhoden homicide investigation. [Full Article...]

Senator Cornyn Withdraws from Consideration for FBI Director

Trump would pick someone in the mold of Garland. Even fellow Republican senators, including Lindsey Graham of SC, might balk at a Cornyn pick. He originally endorsed Florida Sen. She faced resistance from Democrats during her confirmation over her alleged participation in discussions about detention policies at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba. [Full Article...]


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