January 24, 2018

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Family of Convicted Indian Spy Arrives in Pakistan to See Him


The meeting started at around 1.35 pm local time (2.05 pm IST) and lasted about 40 minutes, after which Jadhav's wife and mother were driven away in a white SUV. "An Indian diplomat was present during the meeting and he could see Jadhav but he was not allowed to speak to him", Faisal said. The Pak Military Court had sentenced Kulbhushan to death, but the matter is pending at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which already stayed his execution. Read More »

Green Family Donates $10K To Salvation Army


A Tulsa, Oklahoma Salvation Army is grateful to an anonymous donor who left some special coins in a few of their kettles. "It's not the call we'd expect to get at night", or ever said Lt. Now, Regamey said three-quarters of its volunteer shifts have been covered for the final days. Online: and click the DONATE button. Read More »

Coinbase trading is down after Bitcoin price plunges


Bitcoin was down more than 20% on Coinbase's GDAX exchange at the time of writing. Bitcoin is the world's highest-valued currency, as one Bitcoin hit almost $20,000 this December. And on Thursday, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda called bitcoin's price surge "abnormal", according to Bloomberg. Coinbase has struggled to fully function under high-traffic and volatile moments in the crypto-market. Read More »

AT&T, Boeing And Fifth Third Pass Tax Cut Savings To Workers

The Dallas-based carrier will also pay a $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 USA -based employees who are union-represented, non-management, and front-line managers. Neither Boeing nor AT&T is exactly short on funds. How does $50 billion over five years compare to what Comcast already spends on infrastructure? At least three major companies are building goodwill in the wake of President Donald Trump's tax cuts by finding ways to pass along some of their likely savings to employees. Read More »

Ryanair pledges recognition of Irish trade union


Germany's Cockpit (VC) said Ryanair broke off the first scheduled talks this week because it objected to two of the five union members at the table, which it said proved the company had "no desire to enter into constructive negotiations". The airline and the union will meet on January 3 to agree a comprehensive recognition agreement. "IMPACT will now immediately start work to make union recognition in Ryanair a practical reality by working with management to establish a formal collective ... Read More »

Companies' shares soar after adding 'Blockchain' to their names


Just say the words blockchain or Bitcoin and-poof-stocks will soar. The beverage company - which, by the way, has reserved the web domain - says it'll shift its primary focus toward the "exploration of and investment in opportunities that leverage the benefits of blockchain technology". Read More »

Las Vegas Bowl 2017 score: Updates on Oregon


The upset victory meant Boise State finished the season with an 11-3 record and accomplished its two goals from the beginning of the year in winning the Mountain West Conference championship and a bowl game. On defense, Leighton Vander Esche is first with 129 total tackles while also making 5.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 3 interceptions. The Aggies had claimed titles in 1990 and 1999 in addition to their 2015 victory over Alcorn State in the first Celebration Bowl . Read More »

Ryanair offers to recognise unions in bid to avert Xmas strikes


It said: 'The union has agreed to meet management on Tuesday evening, but says it is available to meet sooner. The Irish carrier offered to recognise unions for the first time on Friday after pilots in Ireland , Britain, Germany , Italy , Spain and Portugal threatened walkouts. Read More »

Autopsies underway for Canadian billionaires found dead


Mr. Sherman, 75, founded the privately held Apotex in 1974, growing it by introducing large numbers of low-priced generic drugs that took market share from brand pharmaceuticals. Lawsuits from family members, alleging they were cut out of their share of the company back in 1967, had dogged Mr Sherman for decades. "I am gutted by the loss of Honey and Barry Sherman". Read More »

Hurt In 'Terror-Related' Underground Explosion Near Port Authority Bus Terminal


Update, 9:45 a.m.: In a press conference this morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio called this morning's explosion at Port Authority "an attempted terrorist attack", but noted that the suspect, a 27-year-old man, was in custody. He is now a lawful permanent resident. President Donald Trump was briefed on the explosion, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Read More »

The Salvation Army receives gold and silver worth more than $6100


The donations were made at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1199 S. Federal Hwy. A Tulsa couple is grateful to the Salvation Army after a wedding ring was accidentally dropped into a donation kettle. Two employees who were emptying out the kettles that night were so excited to find the coin, they forgot to record which kettle location it was deposited at. Read More »

Red Kettle campaign delivers needed hand up


Staff have been going through the toys preparing them to be handed out to the families on December 15 and December 20. Donations can also be submitted on the website through the end of the year to help meet the 2017 goal of $305,000. Read More »

Disney buys Fox as Hollywood girds for digital showdown


Fox shareholders will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each share held. Other assets changing hands include Fox's 30% stake in Hulu , the U.S. streaming service, in which Disney is also a shareholder. Brian Weiser, senior research analyst for the Pivotal Research Group, said Disney will likely now have improved leverage while negotiating with cable and new media distributors as well as improved capacity to make more content and multiple approaches for going direct to consumer with their ... Read More »

Retail bonanza as Black Friday shoppers boost high streets


But there was some unexpected cheer for retailers in November data from the Office for National Statistics , which showed sales volumes were 1.6 percent higher than a year ago, beating all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists. Sales excluding auto fuel rose 1.2 percent. In non-food sales, clothing and footwear rebounded from a slump in October to rise 2.3% in November from a year earlier. Read More »

Shopping-Mall Operator Westfield Valued at $15.7 Billion in Takeover Offer


Unibail-Rodamco is Europe's largest commercial landlord and the purchase comes as it offloads smaller assets in Europe to focus on bigger shopping centres, which are likely to be better suited to fending off the march of e-commerce giants. As sales fall so do retail property prices, to the point where they become attractive as a discount to asset value. Not yet. Unibail-Rodamco's value fell as much as 4.1% on news of the deal. Read More »

LA City Council opposes the FCC's possible destruction of net neutrality


In an interview on NPR's 1A , FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said consumers won't be hurt by the ending of net neutrality. With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) slated to vote on Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality on December 14, open internet advocates and free press groups participated in planned protests on Thursday at congressional offices and more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states, plus D.C. Read More »

China Not Satisfied With India's Position Of Drone "Intrusion"


India's Heron unmanned aerial vehicle went missing about two weeks ago over an area about 20 km from the Indian border inside Doklam, the site of the 73-day-long stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. "China's border defense forces took a professional and responsible attitude in conducting an inspection of the device", Zhang said, adding that the military would "resolutely defend" China's sovereignty and security. Read More »

Anil Kapoor joins Salman Khan in 'Race 3'


The Dabangg actor took to his Twitter handle and broke the news to the world, captioning, "Inke aane se Race3 ka cast aur ho gaya jhakas @AnilKapoor @RameshTaurani #Race3". Upcoming film of the Race franchise also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and will be directed by Remo D'Souza. Directed by Remo D'Souza, Race 3 might have Anil reprising his role of a amusing cop Robert D'Costa who brought some lighter moments in the otherwise intense narrative. Read More »

Sensex Jumps Over 300 Points; Nifty Ends Above 10250


The sentiment also remained upbeat as USA markets settled higher overnight and opinion polls suggesting BJP may see easy win in Gujarat elections that kicks off on Saturday. Prominent gainers included Tata Motors, Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Maruti Suzuki, ONGC, HDFC Bank, HDFC Ltd, Bajaj Auto, Wipro, TCS, Cipla, and SBI, gaining up to 1.68%. Read More »

African air travel growth spikes, outpacing strong global recovery


The global airlines' grouping anticipates regional air transport demand to grow 7% y-o-y in 2018, while capacity is expected to rise by 6.8% y-o-y. More people than ever are travelling. "The industry also faces longer-term challenges", de Juniac acknowledged. However, IATA said it was not concerned there was a pilot shortage after high-profile cancellations at Ryanair and American Airlines due to rostering issues and after some USA airlines awarded high pay increases to pilots this year. Read More »

Cineworld clinches $3.6bn reverse takeover of Regal

Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Regal Entertainment Group by 11.6% during the 2nd quarter. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 40%. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $21.48. Read More »

Apple strikes interim deal on escrow fund for $15B Irish tax claim


The Commission ordered Ireland to collect back taxes for the years 2003-2014, which it estimated to be as much 13 billion euros plus interest. To view the full article, register now. The European Commission ordered Apple to pay the sum a year ago. This is necessary to defend the integrity of our tax system; to provide tax certainty to business; and to challenge the encroachment of European Union state aid rules into the sovereign Member State competence of taxation. Read More »