Author: 0 ACWA Comments on Lifting of Drought Emergency, Final Framework on Long-Term Conservation

Thankfully, this was a very wet winter, full of massive rainstorms and record snowfall that has helped pull California out of one of its worst droughts in history. The end of the state drought emergency was issued for all but four Central California counties who still feel the serious effects of water shortage: Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne.

Author: 0 Toshiba's US Nuclear Unit Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy

The company claimed in a court filing that it was losing money on construction projects in SC and Georgia, although it maintained that nuclear fuel and plant servicing operations remained "very profitable". In a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, one of the co-owners, stated that completion of the two new reactors by December 2019 and September 2020, respectfully, appear unlikely.

Business North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test
Author: 0 North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test

Although Pyongyang is banned from conducting missile tests by the United Nations , it appears to be breaking that rule increasingly often. There is evidence, according to the report, that North Korea has finished tunnels around the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

Business USA gains jobs; unemployment drops
Author: 0 USA gains jobs; unemployment drops

Economists said bad weather accounted for the stepdown in hiring. Overall nonfarm payrolls rose by 98,000 jobs, the slowest pace in almost a year, though the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5%, its lowest since May of 2007, the U.S. The drop was the largest since the week ending April 25, 2015, and unwound recent increases that had lifted claims to a three-month high. "If today's decline in the unemployment rate doesn't reverse itself they may be compelled not only to hike but also to signal ...

Business Race for a deal to secure next tranche of Greek aid
Author: 0 Race for a deal to secure next tranche of Greek aid

European governments, especially Germany, have resisted providing more debt relief and dispute the fund's analysis, instead calling for more economic policy steps including pension reforms, tax increases and further privatisations of state-owned enterprises.

Business Hamilton expecting 'unusual day' after taking record-breaking China pole
Author: 0 Hamilton expecting 'unusual day' after taking record-breaking China pole

Hamilton said it was a particularly satisfying pole given yesterday's (Apr 7) testing being called off due to poor weather. The track was absolutely fine and we could have run all day today with no issue if it weren't for the clouds. "It's a real shame with the weather here, but there's nothing we can do". Hamilton beat Vettel by 0.186 seconds for his second pole in two races this year.

Business BHP Billiton Plc (NYSE:BBL) Reviewed By Analysts
Author: 0 BHP Billiton Plc (NYSE:BBL) Reviewed By Analysts

A number of other brokerages also recently weighed in on BBL. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a sell rating on shares of BHP Billiton plc in a report on Friday, January 6th. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) traded up 0.70% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.87. During the past three month period the stock surged 1.16% and increased 7.52% in past six month.

Author: 0 Businesses to report on gender pay gap from today

The survey of 4,700 employees and 145 employers also found that 44 per cent of female employee respondents believe men and women receive equal pay, compared to 58 per cent of male employee respondents. The AAUW also offers sample materials, such as an " Equal Pay Day Proclamation". The goal of Boston's awarenessweek is to "acknowledge the gender wage gap and its consequences, while providing the training and tools to help Boston women advocate for themselves within the workforce", according ...

Author: 0 Moscow to strengthen Syrian air defense system: Russian defense ministry

At the same time, President Trump has surrounded himself with seasoned military veterans who have extensive experience in the Middle East and elsewhere, including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. "For the first time really as president, he talked about global norms, worldwide rules, about America's role in enforcing justice in the world". Mr Trump's bold action represented a rapid reversal of United States policy.

Business Trump's week of feints and false advertising
Author: 0 Trump's week of feints and false advertising

We can only hope that he will come to see that soon. He told The Royal Gazette that the move signalled a worrying shift from the United States being the “good guy” in leading global efforts towards sustainable energy solutions to the “bad guy”.

Business Lauda loses bet against his own Mercedes team
Author: 0 Lauda loses bet against his own Mercedes team

Vettel also improved, but only to 1m 31.864s as he snatched second place back from Bottas. Ricciardo, whose home race ended prematurely, will start alongside Felipe Massa on the third row after the Brazilian clocked the sixth fastest time for Williams.

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly, Anchor Of Fox News Show Faces Sexual Harassment Scandal

Rowe Price all told Reuters they were no longer advertising on the show. An exposé in The New York Times revealed that Fox News and O'Reilly have collectively paid out $13 million in out-of-court settlements to date. "We value our partners and are working with them to address their current concerns about The O'Reilly Factor", Paul Rittenberg, Fox News executive VP advertising sales, said in a statement regarding the advertisers.

Author: 0 Crude Oil Price Jumps to $56, Highest In A Month

And while Syria isn't a big crude producer the conflict could exacerbate fault lines in the region, Cohen noted. The news rippled across financial markets, with the yen and gold advancing as stocks declined. said in a note. Friday, the Omaha average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.31, up seven cents from a week ago, three cents from last month and 27 cents from a year ago, according to AAA.

Author: 0 International Monetary Fund needs euro zone assurance on Greek debt sustainability before joining bailout

Representatives of Greece and its global creditors meeting in Malta on Friday agreed on the broad strokes of an agreement to conclude a stalled bailout review, paving the way for foreign auditors to return to Athens . The IMF had lobbied for austerity measures on Greece to be eased, but other creditors in Europe had disagreed, calling for 3.6 billion euros' worth of further austerity measures.

Author: 0 California declares three-year severe drought over

Seeking to pivot to larger water challenges that transcend a single drought, state officials also released a plan focusing on long-term water conservation. Requiring urban water suppliers to prepare water shortage contingency plans, including a drought risk assessment every five years. Instead, it's been replaced with a new statewide water-efficiency plan.

Business Atlanta Falcons lock up CB Desmond Trufant with 5-year contract extension
Author: 0 Atlanta Falcons lock up CB Desmond Trufant with 5-year contract extension

Huffington Post reporter Jordan Schultz , who was first to report the deal, says the contract is worth $69 million, including nearly $42m in guaranteed money. 2 cornerback Robert Alford with a four-year, $38 million extension that included $21 million guaranteed. Extension talks had been heating up between the Falcons and their star cover man.

Business Citing Airbnb host banned for refusing Asian-American guest
Author: 0 Citing Airbnb host banned for refusing Asian-American guest

Dyne Suh had booked an Airbnb for herself, her fiancé, and two of their friends in Running Springs, CA, for President's Day weekend. Airbnb spokesman Nick Papas told The Washington Post in an email that the host's behavior was " abhorrent and unacceptable ".

Author: 0 Kushner and Bannon beef continues to broil

Bannon - whose political capital has diminished since the disastrous rollout of his anti-Muslim travel ban - dismissed reports that he threatened to leave the White House as " total nonsense ". The House GOP health care bill failed spectacularly on its first attempt, and he is still dogged by questions about Russian connections. That group, led by David Bossie and funded by the billionaire Mercer family - both close to Bannon and the far-right voters he cultivated - has focused on other ...

Business Asia stocks slip, investors on edge for Trump/Xi meeting
Author: 0 Asia stocks slip, investors on edge for Trump/Xi meeting

The Federal Reserve bought trillions of dollars worth of bonds during the financial crisis of 2008-09 in an effort to stimulate the economy. The Fed's lifted its benchmark interest rate in March to a target range of between 0.75 and 1 percent, its second hike in three months, and signaled it remained on track to lift rates twice more this year.

Author: 0 Trump Puts China In A Bind With Strikes During President's Visit

Mr Trump had hoped to use the trade issue as leverage to get China, North Korea's closest ally, to pressure the reclusive nation to give up its nuclear weapons programme. president's grandson and granddaughter sang a traditional Chinese ballad - "Jasmine Flower" - and recited poetry for their honored guests, according to Chinese state media.

Author: 0 Oil rises on weak dollar, but bloated supply still weighs

He has said it is too early to decide whether prolonging the deal is warranted and that the situation would be clearer in April-May. In the United States, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 20 cents at $47.93 a barrel. However, oil prices could still remain under pressure as demand growth appears only to be in short supply due to the looming United States supply. The statement said the figure "demonstrates the willingness of all participating countries to continue their ...

Business United States transportation sector adds another 3500 jobs in March
Author: 0 United States transportation sector adds another 3500 jobs in March

This survey produces the number of jobs gained or lost. American job growth slowed sharply last month, surprisingly tumbling to its lowest level in almost a year - although bad weather probably depressed the numbers. A broad measure of unemployment, that includes people who want to work but have given up searching and those working part-time because they can not find full-time employment, fell to 8.9 per cent, the lowest level since December 2007, from 9.2 per cent in February.

Business Greece, lenders agree on key elements of reforms: Eurogroup head
Author: 0 Greece, lenders agree on key elements of reforms: Eurogroup head

Finance ministers from the euro-area nations gathering in Malta on Friday are a step closer to breaking the latest deadlock over Greece's bailout that would pave the way for about 7 billion euros ($7.5 billion) in aid for Athens. Details based on this agreement in principle will be discussed by the Greek government and the institutions' missions when it returns to Athens , most likely next week.

Business Barrie's unemployment rate improves slightly in March
Author: 0 Barrie's unemployment rate improves slightly in March

The PayScale Index, which measures the change in wages for employed US workers, forecast 3.2 percent year-over-year wage growth for Q1 2017. Those people, who would have preferred full-time employment, were working part time because their hours had been cut back or they were unable to find full-time jobs.

Author: 0 United: Leggings still welcome, passenger incident involved employee dress code

Jonathan Guerin, a United spokesman, told the Washington Post Sunday the company has a specific attire policy for travelers using its employee passes. The incident was first reported on Twitter by Shannon Watts, a passenger at the airport who was waiting to board a flight to Mexico. Guerin says the teenagers agreed to change their clothing and take a later flight.

Author: 0 Korea, U.S., Japan vow stronger defense ties against NK missiles

The U.S. military carried out a missile strike Thursday evening on a Syrian airbase housing the aircraft that dropped the chemical weapons on innocent civilians in violation of global restrictions. North Korea has said the U.S. missile strikes on Syria were an "intolerable act of aggression" that "proves a million times over" that strengthening its nuclear programme was the right choice, state media reported Saturday.

Author: 0 Equal Pay Day: Wage Gap Still Exists In 2017

Among the local businesses to offer the 20 percent discount was North Park's Splash Wine Lounge and Bistro - a woman-owned and operated business. In the United Kingdom, the Telegraph posted 14 designs created by social media users to visualize the gender pay gap , such as the one below.

Business Pace of US hiring tumbles, yet jobless rate hits 10-year low
Author: 0 Pace of US hiring tumbles, yet jobless rate hits 10-year low

The freight market has been uneven since then, however, with some large trucking companies predicting a full recovery won't come until the second half of the year. The labor-force participation rate was unchanged at 63%, remaining near the lowest level in decades as the baby boomer generation continues to entire retirement.

Author: 0 Congress sends White House repeal of broadband privacy rules

Thirteen Republicans voted against the bill and nine House lawmakers abstained from voting. How we act and interact online extremely valuable for marketing purposes. In a statement , the trade body described the repeal as "an important step toward restoring consumer privacy protections that apply consistently".

Author: 0 Senate begins debate on California tax bill

This week is a major turning point to potentially provide a solution, as the California legislature is set to vote on SB 1 , a proposal to raise approximately $52 billion in funding over the next 10 years specifically for transportation.

Author: 0 Oil Prices Rise over Libyan Output Disruption

The committee said it took note that certain factors, such as low seasonal demand, refinery maintenance and rising non-OPEC supply had led to an increase in crude oil stocks. The agreement to cut 1.8 million barrels per day, which came into effect on January 1, 2017, was for six months and is extendable for an additional six months, depending on the status of supply and demand, including global inventories.

Author: 0 Syria Is Already Flying Missions Out of the Air Base Trump Attacked

Donald Trump ordered the strikes on the Shayrat base, near the city of Homs, in response to a chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this week. The U.S. military action is believed to have destroyed approximately 20 aircraft, the officials said. Other damage includes the destruction of surface-to-air missile systems, and the destruction or damage of targeted hangars, an official pointed out.

Author: 0 Denver among worst cities for dog attacks on letter carriers

But with Brooklyn ranking no. 22, and Flushing ranking no. 27, they're far from the most beleaguered places in the US when it comes to dog attacks: Los Angeles holds the top spot, with 80 attacks reported in 2016. Phoenix ranked 17th on the United States Postal Service's 2016 dog attack report from cities around the nation. When an unrestrained dog threatens a letter carrier, mail delivery for that address is suspended and returned to the post office, according to a USPS fact sheet.

Author: 0 Made Tremendous Progress In Ties With China: Donald Trump

On Friday, the unpredictable Trump not only set a different tone but also avoided any public lapses in protocol that Chinese officials had feared could embarrass their leader. "For the peace and stability of the world, we will also fulfil our historical responsibility". Trump was also aware of the gravity of his first meeting with Xi.

Author: 0 Stock to Watch: AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)

The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $2.1 bln. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of AK Steel Holding from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $8.00 price target on the a report on Wednesday, January 25th.

Business Government exceeds FY17 tax collection target at Rs 17.10 lakh crore
Author: 0 Government exceeds FY17 tax collection target at Rs 17.10 lakh crore

Net direct tax collection comprising personal income tax and corporate tax rose 14.2 percent YoY to Rs 8.47 lakh crore while indirect taxes comprising service tax, excise duty and customs increased 22 percent to Rs 8.63 lakh crore, according to an update released by the finance ministry on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Leveling The Equal Pay Field: Negotiating While Black

It will also require them provide the proportion of male and female employees in different pay bands and information on bonus payments. Poloncarz says it effects the entire community because it has a negative effect on the economy. Last year, Equal Pay Day was nationally recognized on April 12 . NBC News took a look at how much women in each state earn compared to men, and how much the state protects equal pay.

Business Adityanath cabinet waives farm loans
Author: 0 Adityanath cabinet waives farm loans

The Adityanath government was sworn-in on March 19 and its first cabinet meeting will be held tomorrow, over a fortnight after the swearing-in ceremony. He also said that of the total 2.30 crore farmers in UP, 92.5 per cent or 2.15 crore were small and marginal. The Cabinet, chaired by the Chief Minister took up several key issues including a loan waiver for farmers.

Business BOLD Alliance vows to stop Keystone XL once again
Author: 0 BOLD Alliance vows to stop Keystone XL once again

The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline , which would stretch from Hardisty down to Steele City, Nebraska, would complete the entire proposed system by cutting through Montana and South Dakota. public and wildlife, the CBD stated in a press release. A final decision likely won't be made until September, at the earliest, but Keystone opponents have already filed petitions to halt approval.

Author: 0 Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

Tens of thousands protested on Saturday [Sunday morning NZT] under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. But the run-up to the celebrations had been tainted by bitter divisions among European Union members, with both Poland and Greece threatening to refuse to sign a formal declaration of unity unless given concessions on key issues such as immigration and austerity.

Author: 0 Four Tied Atop Masters Leaderboard: Hoffman, Garcia, Fowler, Pieters

But Pieters was at it again in the second round, with an eagle on the par-5 13th and a birdie on the 14th to catch Hoffman and Garcia, who were both in the clubhouse at 4-under par. "If I do that, I think I have a shot". "I got a couple nice breaks", Garcia said. I did a lot of work [Thursday] which sort of made up for how I played today.

Business Will show how to run a govt: Yogi Adityanath
Author: 0 Will show how to run a govt: Yogi Adityanath

Butchers and shopkeepers say that they have been targeted unfairly by police and that the initiative threatens thousands of jobs. He added that couples or innocents would not be troubled by the anti-Romeo squads. "Be it illegal slaughter houses or illegal mining", Ramdev told ANI. The priest-turned-politician also drew the attention of the officials towards denotified tribes and asked them to conduct a survey to gauge whether the tribals have availed the state schemes.

Business Russian Federation to Suspend Syria Airspace Deal With US
Author: 0 Russian Federation to Suspend Syria Airspace Deal With US

The strike - the first direct United States action against President Bashar al-Assad and Trump's biggest military decision since taking office - marked a dramatic escalation in American involvement in Syria's six-year war. "This clearly indicates the president is willing to take decisive action when called for", he told reporters. Damascus residents struck a defiant tone, echoing the government's vow to escalate the pace of its attacks on insurgents and to win back the whole country.

Author: 0 NY Gov. Cuomo announces budget deal, 1 week late

The budget allows for an increase in Education Aid by $1.1 billion, bringing the new Education Aid total to $25.8 billion. The budget includes $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act. Some details of how the apps will operate were not immediately released, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said the Department of Motor Vehicles will have "broad oversight" of the companies and that they will be required to maintain minimum insurance of $1.25 million.

Business Oil hits one-month high after U.S
Author: 0 Oil hits one-month high after U.S

A US airstrike in the Middle East drew the condemnation of Russian Federation and Iran, but oil futures quickly gave back much of the knee-jerk gains, showing that pricing a meaningful geopolitical risk premium back into the crude market remains elusive.