Voice Of America
7 minutes
“I would like to use this opportunity to call on the government, the warring parties and all actors to support humanitarians to provide the necessary access so we can continue to bring lifesaving services to those in need and also provide opportunity for those in need to live a life of dignity,” Owusu said. Kiir says his government also is trying to organize assistance for farmers struggling under famine conditions. “The government is aware of the failure of crops last year in the region, and so steps are being taken to mitigate a potential famine there,” the president said Tuesday. “Toward this end, the government will increase the supply of basic food commodities in the area with a provision for subsidized prices.” Situation is urgent U.N. humanitarian workers estimate that about 5 million peoplenearly half of South Sudan's population — are “severely food insecure,” due to the combined effects of the fighting, drought and hyperinflation.
Derby Telegraph
27 minutes
DERBY COUNTY .... 0 BURTON ALBION ... 0 Derby County's hopes of a top-six finish continue to fade fast as they continue to stumble along. Just two points have been collected from three successive home games and that, when the aim is to be in the promotion mix - is not good enough. Bristol City left with a 3-3 draw, Cardiff bagged three points from a 4-3 win, and now Derby have been held to a goalless draw by neighbours Burton Albion. The gap between the Rams and the play-off places...
Washingtons Blog
29 minutes
Washington Free Beacon
31 minutes
" (Veteran's Day speech, 2014) 9. "If we show up somewhere with U.S. Army on our chest, in large numbers, there's not going to be a fair fight." ( Ledger-Enquirer interview, 2014) 10. "It is our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have volunteered for military service in time of war who will continue to stand between us and these terrorists who rape women, abuse children, and commit mass murder of innocents." (Veteran's Day speech, 2014) 11. "Our leaders can't feel compelled to tell their bosses what they want to hear." (April 2013 interview with McKinsey & Company) 12. "The warrior ethos is at risk because fewer and fewer Americans are connected to our professional military. Separation from our society is consequential because warriors depend on respect for what they do to maintain their self-respect." (Veteran's Day speech, 2014) 13. "The warrior ethos is at risk because some argue that victory over an enemy or winning in war is an old idea that is no longer relevant in today's complex world.
Autoblog
41 minutes
The Sun Daily
an hour
That’s an area that is work in progress,” said Fuda. Its loan growth momentum picked up in the second quarter, supported mainly by domestic loan growth. Loans to the domestic retail segment continue to drive the bank’s loan growth, expanding 6% year-on-year in 1H17 and contributed 70% of the group’s total loans. Hong Leong Bank’s net profit for the second quarter ended Dec 31, 2016 jumped 60% to RM549.94 million from RM344.08 million a year ago due to higher net income, lower operating expenses and lower charge on allowance for impairment losses on loans, advances and financing. Revenue rose 9.8% to RM1.18 billion from RM1.07 billion in the previous year’s corresponding quarter. For the six months period, its net profit increased 29% to RM1.09 billion from RM847.04 million a year ago due to higher net income, lower other operating expenses, lower charge on allowance for impairment losses on loans, advances and financing.
Breitbart News
an hour
Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh declared Mondays Not My Presidents Day protests to be a failure. According to Limbaugh, this protest and other movements are losing steam because they are having little impact on President Donald Trump and will continue to diminish as they begin to be ignored by most of the public. Transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com): Yesterday was “Not My President’s Day,” right? It was PresidentsDay for most people, but then the left had planned gigantic mobilization of protests and riots against Trump called the “Not My President’s Day.” Here’s the headline of the Associated Press: “Thousands of Demonstrators Across U.S. Say ‘Not My President.” But! But! If you go to the individual locations in this same story. In Chicago, several hundred rallied.
The Guardian - Network Front
an hour
Selectors keen to see Surrey’s 18-year-old all-rounder close up • Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will stay with franchises and miss May series Sam Curran could be a surprise beneficiary of the recent English success in the Indian Premier League auction, with Surrey’s teenage all-rounder now in line for an England call-up to face Ireland in two ODIs in May in the absence of Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes. Related: Thangarasu Natarajan’s Punjab deal the latest product of IPL’s dream factory | The Spin Continue reading...
Derby Telegraph
an hour
DERBY COUNTY .... 0 BURTON ALBION ... 0 Derby County's hopes of a top-six finish continue to fade fast as they continue to stumble along. Just two points have been collected from three successive home games and that, when the aim is to be in the promotion mix - is not good enough. Bristol City left with a 3-3 draw, Cardiff bagged three points from a 4-3 win, and now Derby have been held to a goalless draw by neighbours Burton Albion. The gap between the Rams and the play-off places...
Washington Free Beacon
an hour
The Sun Daily - Business
an hour
PETALING JAYA: Kinsteel Bhd saw a narrowed net loss of RM8.26 million for the second quarter ended Dec 31, 2016 versus RM16.82 million in the previous corresponding period, due to improved steel prices and higher productivity at its subsidiaries. Revenue was down by 0.6% from RM74.3 million to RM73.85 million. The steel maker told Bursa Malaysia that its prospects will continue to be challenging and are highly dependent on the successful implementation of the proposed restructuring scheme with its financial lenders and major creditors. The group is undertaking a debt restructuring exercise to address its liquidity issue. Kinsteel said it needs to operate profitably in order to generate sufficient cash in the future to fulfil its obligations as and when they fall due, and financial support from the lenders and shareholders. For the first half of the year, its net loss narrowed to RM19.73 million from RM35.32 million. Revenue fell 2.8% from RM128.8 million to RM125.24 million.
The Sun Daily - Business
an hour
5 million, RM379.7 million and RM60.6 million, respectively. In a filing with the stock exchange, IGB said it expects 2017 to continue to be a challenging year in view of the uncertainties in the global as well as local economic climate. It is cautiously optimistic that its performance in FY2017 will be satisfactory.
The Sun Daily - Business
an hour
TIME - Top Stories
2 hours
See how the President distracts us with an inflammatory tweet at the very moment there's a larger, more important matter he doesn't want us to notice. Smart! his supporters say. Diabolical! his detractors answer. Maybe. Or maybe Trump tweets are like Trump hiccups they happen when they happen. Worse will be if both parties take the 2016 results as roadmaps for 2018 and beyond. The GOP would be ill-advised to continue relying overwhelmingly on a constituency of older, white, blue-collar supporters real as those voters' pain may be and important as their concerns are. The Democrats, meantime, would be wrong to abandon their more diverse constituencies of women and minorities and the LGBTQ community even if future campaigns should be less about demographic box-checking than the last one was. George Santayana may be rightly celebrated for that whole idea that people who don't learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.
The Guardian - Network Front
2 hours
Beijing Bulletin
2 hours
The Guardian - Network Front
2 hours
South Korea win 20-0 over Thailand at Asian Winter Games in Sapporo American Sarah Murray has coached underdog Korean team since 2014 Korea could win first ever medal with victory over China on Thursday South Korea’s women’s ice hockey team needed almost two decades to record their first ever victory. The scoreline for Saturday’s breakthrough result would suggest it was worth the wait – and right on time with the Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang less than year away. Continue reading...
Autoblog
2 hours
Variety
2 hours
NBC has renewed daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives for a 52nd season. “We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of ‘Days of our Lives,’” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment.” “We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories... Read more »
Deadline
2 hours
NBC has successfully concluded negotiations with Sony TV for another season of daytime drama Days Of Our Lives, a record 52nd. There is no indication at least for now that it will be a final one. "We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of 'Days of our Lives,'" said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment." "We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will...
Autoblog
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The Guardian - Network Front
3 hours
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson had expressed dislike of tropical fruit on pizza but now says he is glad he does not have power to initiate ban Faced with uproar at home and a social media storm abroad, the president of Iceland has been forced to clarify his outspoken stance on one of the defining questions of the age: whether pineapple should be allowed on pizza. Last week, answering questions from pupils at a high school in Akureyri, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said his favourite football team was Manchester United and he was “fundamentally opposed” to pineapple on pizzas. Continue reading...
The Huffington Post
3 hours
Candice Wiggins didnt hold back on the WNBA in a jaw-dropping new interview . The basketball player, 30, told The San Diego Tribune that shed been planning to continue playing for an additional two seasons before opting to retire from professional sports in 2016 after eight seasons. Among the factors that influenced her decision, she said, was that shed been subjected to aggressive behavior from her teammates... for not being gay. I didnt like the culture inside the WNBA, and without revealing too much, it was toxic for me, Wiggins, who played for the Minnesota Lynx , Tulsa Shock , Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty , said. Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge. I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place.
ABC News - Money
3 hours