Author: 0 Spurs center Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Grizzlies

The Grizzlies are without defensive stalwart Tony Allen (calf) and have thrown a variety of defenders at Leonard to no avail. Suddenly, the city is rallying around its coach and the Grizzlies, and they waved the Growl Towels featuring the "Believe Memphis" motto waiting for them on every seat in FedExForum for the first home game of this best-of-seven series .

Author: 0 Pence gives stern warning to North Korea

Amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence visited South Korea in a symbolic show of resolve, declaring that the United States would not negotiate with the rogue nation "at this time " and assuring thousands of us sailors and regional military partners during a visit to the USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan, that " the sword stands ready ".

Business Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya
Author: 0 Author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenya

I Dreamed of Africa was turned into a film starring Kim Basinger. British Army medics attended to her before she was airlifted to the capital, Nairobi , where she underwent surgery, he said. "Kuki is a world-famous author and conservationist - but the LFA urges sympathy for all". "Even more depressing is the apparent helplessness of the government that is clearly unable or unwilling to bring these attacks to a stop".

Business U.S. woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years' detention, visits Trump
Author: 0 U.S. woman released from Egypt prison after 3 years' detention, visits Trump

Sissi never visited the White House during the Obama administration, perhaps because of the tens of thousands of political prisoners believed to be behind bars in the country. She and seven other defendants were acquitted of the charges Sunday. Trump said that he did not strike any deal to secure Hijazi's release, but had raised the issue as he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House, at the beginning of this month.

Author: 0 Trump to sign energy executive orders on Friday

The order also reversed a ban on coal leasing on federal lands, dropped rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas production and reduced the weight of climate change and carbon emissions in policy and infrastructure permitting decisions.

Author: 0 Venezuelan protesters cross into western Caracas

Most of the deaths were in working class neighborhoods in the southwest of Caracas , while one was in the city's eastern slums, prosecutors said in an e-mailed statement. At around midday yesterday, a few thousand people protested in Caracas , although opposition lawmakers accused security forces of using excessive tear gas and force to block the marches.

Author: 0 North Korea Is Now Threatening A "Nuclear Strike" Against Australia

Koreans - which in turn would cause us to respond, thereby creating the scenario of a quick and horrific escalation into an all-out war . "Not a single word about the USA act of pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a war after introducing hugest-ever strategic assets into the waters off the Korean peninsula is made but such rhetoric as "necessary step" and "reaction at decisive level" is openly heard from a country around the DPRK to intimidate it over its measures ...

Author: 0 'Eventually' Mexico Will Pay for Wall

The president reiterated a variation of one of his key campaign promises on Sunday, tweeting that Mexico would pay for the wall Trump wants to build across the border between the southern United States and Mexico. " There is no way in hell I support the request for $1.4 billion in border wall spending ". Shortly before the election, after Mexican president Peña Nieto said multiple times that his country would not pay for the wall, Trump softened his stance and said that Mexico would ...

Author: 0 Air China to suspend flights to North Korea from Monday

United States media claimed that President Donald Trump may order a strike against North Korea in case Pyongyang decides to carry out another nuclear weapon test . A new Marist poll released Friday shows 72 percent of Americans believe tensions around the world are rising with big majorities viewing ISIS and North Korea as major threats to US security.

Author: 0 GM to start pure-electric model production in China within 2 years

Models on display at the Auto Shanghai 2017, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, reflect the conflict between Beijing's ambitions to promote environmentally friendly propulsion and Chinese consumers' love of hulking, fuel-hungry SUVs.

Business Mastercard to offer credit cards with fingerprint scanner
Author: 0 Mastercard to offer credit cards with fingerprint scanner

The biometric card works like any other chip card for in-store transaction. The tests were carried out at Pick n Pay, a supermarket chain, and Absa Bank, a leading financial services provider. For issuers, the technology helps detect and prevent fraud , increase approval rates, reduce operational costs and foster customer loyalty. The recent South African trials tested the potential ways convenience and security could contribute to the checkout process.

Business San Francisco blackout knocks power out to thousands
Author: 0 San Francisco blackout knocks power out to thousands

Pacific Gas & Electric crews were assessing the problem and there was no immediate estimate for restoration of electricity. Map of San Francisco's power outage at 10:45 a.m. The remainder would be restored by 5 p.m. The outage was impacting northern parts of the city, according to the city's Department of Emergency Management, and PG&E is working to restore service.

Author: 0 Employers eye visa changes

These changes have been informed following the Australian Citizenship: Your Right, Your Responsibility - The National Consultation on Citizenship Report provided by the Hon Philip Ruddock MP and myself to Prime Minister Turnbull and Immigration Minister Dutton past year, as well as the 2016 Productivity Commission Report Migrant Intake into Australia.

Author: 0 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Endorses Karen Handel For 6th District Runoff Election

That would tee up a June 20 runoff with Republican Karen Handel, who was headed to a second-place finish with 19.5 percent of the vote. The former Georgia Secretary of State is most infamous for being forced to resign from the Susan G. "Folks in Washington tend to overstate their influence in local races like this", Mr Ossoff told MSNBC. The next day, he tweeted again, touting Handel and framing the race as "Hollywood vs.

Author: 0 Warriors F Durant questionable for Game 3

Shelburne doesn't expect Beverley to be suspendedCould Griffin's injury be end of an era for Clippers?Blues close out Wild in 5Eric Staal leaves game after crashing into boardssc M. Kerr said Durant was scheduled to go through an individual workout later Friday and then shootaround on Saturday. Speaking of role players, the Warriors' supporting cast provided a huge boost in Golden State's big win in Game 2, and there wasn't a player on the court who was more efficient than JaVale McGee .

Author: 0 Voters Cast Their 1st-Round Presidential Ballots in France

Will this decide the new French president? A pet waits for its owner outside a polling station in Meudon, near Paris, France , Sunday, April 23, 2017 . Presidential candidates usually vote together with their spouses. So we're not afraid. The vote "is really important, mainly because we really need a change in this country with all the difficulties we are facing and terrorism", said Paris resident Alain Richaud, who was waiting to cast his vote.

Business United Airlines CEO to visit China over dragged passenger
Author: 0 United Airlines CEO to visit China over dragged passenger

This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image made from a video provided by Audra D. Bridges shows a passenger being removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said in a statement that the airline looked "forward to meeting with the committee and sharing with them the comprehensive review and the customer-focused actions we will communicate next week", Reuters reported.

Author: 0 American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

A video uploaded Friday to Facebook by Surain Adyanthaya has already been viewed more than 1.5 million times. American Airlines was investigating Friday's incident, which happened on Flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas before the plane took off, Leslie Scott, an airline spokeswoman said.

Business Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears
Author: 0 Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

A communique from the IMF's steering body dropped the anti-protectionism pledge and adopted trade language from last month's G-20 meeting. "We care about the United States of America, we care about economic prosperity, we care about economic growth, we care about trade, we care about being treated fairly", he said.

Author: 0 Trump to announce major tax reform next week

While Trump's executive orders come a week before his 100-day mark as president, Mnuchin has 150 days to recommend actions to the White House. Our President indicated he wants broad changes, pledging to give the law a "Major Haircut". And after blasting Goldman Sachs during the campaign, Trump has picked several Goldman Sachs veterans for senior roles in his administration. Last week, Mnuchin said that enacting tax reform legislation ahead of August was not "realistic", backing down on ...

Author: 0 After scrapping 457 visa, Aus unveils tougher citizenship laws

There will be a bigger focus on " Australian values" under the changes that the Federal Government has announced for the Australian Citizenship test. But trade unions have dismissed the new arrangements as "tinkering at the edges". Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the 457 skilled visa program will be replaced by a new visa with added requirements for temporary foreign workers.

Business Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia
Author: 0 Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

Pence said the decision to go ahead with the deal was in honour of the important historic alliance between the U.S. and Australia. US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday reaffirmed "the strong and historic alliance between Washington and Australia" while visiting Sydney.

Author: 0 Canada: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduces Fair Housing Plan

Toronto prices rose 33 percent in March from a year earlier and the average price of a detached home topped C$1.2 million ($903,000) last month. Wynne said she would not rule out other measures if she sees the need. Wynne says the plan will make buying or renting a home a fairer and more affordable process for residents in Ontario. "I'm glad that, hopefully, in the future people are not going to be in our situation", he said.

Author: 0 I Think Paul George Hates His Team

Cleveland regained the lead twice during a 15-5 fourth-quarter run and closed it out with a 12-5 spurt. Paul George is averaging 30.5 points in this series and has been a force in this series . Some may view this as George criticizing a teammate for the second game in a row, but even Stephenson would probably acknowledge he needs to handle himself better.

Author: 0 Exxon's Russian drilling waiver request shot down by Trump

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal cited " people familiar with the matter ", who remain anonymous that ExxonMobil has applied for a waiver from United States sanctions against Russian Federation to keep a claim to Black Sea oil exploration rights negotiated in 2012.

Author: 0 Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues: Mnuchin

Chye-Ching Huang of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities added : "During his campaign, President Trump. said that inverting companies 'have no loyalty to this country.And we have to do something.' If the new executive order ultimately leads to rolling back the Obama administration's anti-inversion regulations, President Trump will effectively be cutting taxes for profitable multinational tax avoiders and also creating a bigger incentive and opportunity for the inversions that he has so ...

Business Polish MPC sees rates stable in following quarters-minutes
Author: 0 Polish MPC sees rates stable in following quarters-minutes

In the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of 2017-18, the RBI made a decision to keep the policy interest rate unchanged at 6.25%. While Mr Saunders, who was previously a United Kingdom economist at Citigroup, said that he was not prejudging how he might vote in future on monetary policy the speech is likely to identify him as one of the more hawkish members of the MPC.

Business Oil prices flat in choppy trade, rising United States production weighs
Author: 0 Oil prices flat in choppy trade, rising United States production weighs

Data released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that USA commercial crude inventories decreased by one million barrels from one week ago, falling to 532.3 million. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 49 cents at $55.40 at 0310 GMT. Crude inventories fell 1.03 million barrels to 532.3 million last week, the agency reported Wednesday.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch outsells PS4, Xbox One in U.S. in March

The Nintendo Switch is selling fast and breaking records at Nintendo. The new Nintendo Switch game console is displayed at a pop-up Nintendo venue in Madison Square Park, March 3, 2017 in New York City. This makes the Switch Nintendo's fastest selling console ever. Nintendo added that it'll offer more details about its Switch sales during the company's next earnings report, due on April 27th.

Business France's overseas territories kick off key presidential vote
Author: 0 France's overseas territories kick off key presidential vote

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack Thursday. Molins said Cheurfi had a criminal record that included threatening police and that he was arrested in February. According to analysts, Thursday's attack could shake up the four-way contest between far-right leader Marine Le Pen, centrist Emmanuel Macron, conservative Francois Fillon and Communist-backed firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Author: 0 US Rejects Italy's Request to Help Stabilize Libya

President Trump is slated to travel to Italy next month, where he will meet again with Gentiloni and other United States allies from around the globe. Trump continued: "Again, it's happening, it seems". It's all culminating as Congress returns from its Easter recess Monday and begins a sprint towards Saturday.

Author: 0 Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack

Her comments echoed previous efforts by the Trudeau government to apply pressure to the Syrian regime and its supporters: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he fully supported the American strikes in Syria, and last week, Ms. Mattis sought to hear directly from Israeli leaders on their concerns and what they expect from the Trump administration, a United States defence official said.

Author: 0 Amazon spending spree on original content rivals Netflix

Until recently, Netflix had competition in the USA only from Hulu, owned by major media companies like Disney, Comcast and Time Warner. Netflix can be considered one of the pioneers in streaming video, having made the jump to a subscription online movie and TV show business back when DVD rentals where still fashionable.

Author: 0 Trump signs executive orders on financial services

Trump said . Mr. Mnuchin said that under the first order, he will review "all significant tax regulations" imposed since the start of 2016 and to issue a report that could result in repealing or easing some of those rules. Mr. Trump made that remark after telling the Associated Press earlier that he will unveil a tax plan with "massive" cuts for individuals and businesses.

Author: 0 Switch Console Sets Record Launch Sales for Nintendo, Says NPD

For context, Microsoft moved more than 2 million Xbox One units in its first 18 days of availability while Sony moved 2.1 million PlayStation 4 units in that console's first 14 days, according to CNBC . “Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different, ” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Americas President and COO. What do you guys think of the Nintendo Switch sales? Previous pack-in games like Super Mario World on the SNES, Tetris on the Game Boy, and ...

Author: 0 Arkansas Executes Ledell Lee, State's First Inmate Put to Death Since 2005

Three other planned executions were canceled this week because of court decisions. Lee was convicted of the 1993 strangulation of Debra Reese in a Little Rock suburb. Arkansas has executed its first prisoner for 12 years, after three thwarted attempts to resurrect capital punishment. Lee's attorneys filed a flurry of appeals in hopes of stopping his execution, which was Arkansas' first in the state since 2005.

Business Supergirl season 2 spoilers: Meet General Zod
Author: 0 Supergirl season 2 spoilers: Meet General Zod

Word originally came a few nights ago courtesy of Bleeding Cool that actor Mark Gibbon has been cast as Zod on Supergirl , and today,'s Russ Burlingame has confirmation that it is indeed the case. Interesting enough, Gibbon actually appeared in the 2013 film where he played a roughneck. Created for the pages of Adventure Comics #283 back in 1961, General Zod has been portrayed by Terrence Stamp in Superman and Superman II , Michael Shannon in Man of Steel/Batman v ...

Author: 0 Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

On Wednesday, Pruitt refuted the report during a 45-minute meeting with East Chicago residents, Frank said . After a brief rally inside the West Calumet Housing Complex, the protesters marched through the surrounding streets with a relentless salvo of chants lamenting their frustrations with the use of fossil fuels, concerns of East Chicago's water, the EPA and President Donald Trump's administration.

Author: 0 Ontario sets tax on foreign buyers to cool housing market

The decline of purpose-built rental housing-which has recently witnessed a resurgence due to increased demand-has been attributed by some to previous rent control measures, though the extent to which rent controls have impacted new construction starts is disputed.

Business How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington
Author: 0 How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington

Though the executive order would make no changes to the visa program , how it works is likely to be tweaked in the near future. But it's important to note when it comes to buying American, this new executive order specifically affects the federal government, not individual businesses.

Business Diageo plc 13.7% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove
Author: 0 Diageo plc 13.7% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove

This was released in a research report on Friday morning. Investors of record on Thursday, April 27th will be paid a dividend of GBX 4.30 ($0.05) per share on Wednesday, May 31st. There are now 2,517,205,542 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 3,576,832. WAJSGRAS DAVID C sold $810,915 worth of stock. Jimmy Choo PLC is a shoe company.

Author: 0 Kolkata beats Kings XI 8th straight time to leads IPL

Daredevils' top four that played in their match against Kings XI Punjab - Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair - have only 294 T20 innings between them and an aggregate of 6147 runs at an average of 26.49 and 36 fifties and a century.

Business J.B. Hunt (JBHT) Beats on Q1 Earnings April 17, 2017
Author: 0 J.B. Hunt (JBHT) Beats on Q1 Earnings April 17, 2017

Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 3,999 shares in the company, valued at approximately $386,623.32. J.B. Hunt also announced today, the Board of Directors adopted a new share repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of an additional $500 million of the company's common stock.

Author: 0 United CEO got $18.7 million in compensation

Mr Munoz was forced to apologise and promised a "thorough" review of what had happened. United was due to answer detailed questions about the incident at a Senate panel on Friday, but the airline requested a further week's postponement.

Business Afghan 'mother of all bombs' toll touches 90
Author: 0 Afghan 'mother of all bombs' toll touches 90

Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. told reporters that the MOAB had targeted several caves that ISIS militants were using to evade coalition forces as well as an array of roadside bombs. "No civilian has been hurt and only the base, which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed", Waziri said in a statement.

Author: 0 Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

John J. Thomas said while briefing the Pentagon press corps by telephone from Centcom headquarters in Tampa, Florida. In response, the US fired almost 60 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base. Israel has warned against "game-changing" weapons reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon from Syria, which supports the militant group. Mattis responded, "The two dangers that face Israel and all of the other nations in the region that are trying to maintain a stable and peaceful and prosperous region are ...

Author: 0 Bull versus the girl: iconic NY statues at loggerheads

In 1987, immediately following the stock market crash, the artist installed the now-iconic bronze bull in front of the New York Stock Exchange without a permit, without warning, in the middle of the night. "We request that the "Fearless Girl" statue be removed and placed somewhere else and that damages be awarded to Mr. Di Modica for the violation of his legal, statutory rights".

Business Trump orders changes to H-1B visa programme, not pushing legislative action
Author: 0 Trump orders changes to H-1B visa programme, not pushing legislative action

Critics of the program claim staffing companies are undercutting American wages by using the visas to recruit foreign labor and then contracting those workers to large companies. It also calls for a review and reform of the H-1B program for skilled workers. President Donald Trump , in a stop in Kenosha on Tuesday, signaled support for Democratic U.S.