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JAMB Pegs Varsity Cut-Off Mark At 120, Polytechnics, Monotechnics At 100

JAMB Pegs Varsity Cut-Off Mark At 120, Polytechnics, Monotechnics At 100 Previous year the education minister scrapped the post UTME examination after meeting with a group of protesters at the venue of the jamb policy meeting. He said the decision was prompted by some institutions using it as a means to extort parents and Students. Furthermore, JAMB said it has also introduced a Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) which will be used to streamline admission pro... [Full Article...]

Railway accidents reduced in last 3 yrs

Railway accidents reduced in last 3 yrs Under fire for the latest derailment in Khatauli that killed 20 and injured 92 on Saturday, Suresh Prabhu's office on Monday released figures to buttress the point that during his tenure, train travel has become safer going by the numbers. [Full Article...]

French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour

French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday won the support of two eastern European states in his campaign against EU rules on the employment overseas of workers from low-pay countries, calling the current system a "betrayal" of European values. [Full Article...]

State Sen. Jim Whelan dies at 68

State Sen. Jim Whelan dies at 68 He was 68 years old. He was a member of both the state Assembly and Senate. In July, Whelan underwent surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his kidney, and was in and out of the hospital before returning home late last week. "While we did not always agree on policy, he was always willing to listen and reason together", said Christie in a statement. "I've known him for many years and worked... [Full Article...]

Bundy Ranch standoff trial ends with no guilty verdicts

Bundy Ranch standoff trial ends with no guilty verdicts Prosecutors said they would return to court next month to retry two of the four defendants, O. Scott Drexler and Eric Parker, after a federal jury in Las Vegas acquitted them on most counts but deadlocked on the others. "It's such a waste of taxpayer dollars, especially when they were so close to acquittal". Ricky Lovelien of Westville, Oklahoma, and Steven Stewart of Hailey, Idaho, were acqui... [Full Article...]

Trump Says He's Willing to Shut the Government to Get His Wall

Trump Says He's Willing to Shut the Government to Get His Wall In wide-ranging comments, he also signalled the possible termination of the NAFTA treaty with Mexico and Canada to jumpstart negotiations, and said the standoff with North Korea over its weapons programs might have taken a positive turn. [Full Article...]

McCain: Trump Leadership on Cybersecurity Is 'Weak'

McCain: Trump Leadership on Cybersecurity Is 'Weak' McCain's daughter, responded to the unnamed heckler's comment. Anti-McCain sentiments among Trump and his supporters increased after McCain voted against legislation aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act . Nobody knows who the hell he is. Mr. McCain , Arizona Republican, took aim at the Trump administration's cybersecurity standing while addressing the topic at a confere... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rejects Sasikala's plea to review judgment in disproportionate assets case

Supreme Court rejects Sasikala's plea to review judgment in disproportionate assets case We do not find any error in the common judgment dated February 14, 2017, much less an apparent error on the face of the record so as to call for its review. While the CBI had alleged that the unaccounted wealth was close to Rs 66.65 crore, the special trial court found disproportionate assets worth Rs 53.60 crore, which Jayalalithaa and the three others could not account for. [Full Article...]

'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Finale Photos Released

Seven episodes really isn't enough (to either sate our thirst nor tell the amount of story left), but the finale can at least bring Season 7 to a satisfying close, wrapping up some stories and setting the scene for the eighth and final season. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim Orders Expansion Of Rocket Programme

Washington and Pyongyang have traded heated rhetoric and dueling threats in recent months, and Wednesday's verbal volley published by the state-run KCNA news agency was, in some ways, a predictable response to the joint US-South Korean military exercises from a North Korean regime that views such activities as practice for an eventual invasion. [Full Article...]

Florida to execute white man for racially motivated murder

Florida to execute white man for racially motivated murder This time, it is Florida making headlines for its execution of a white man for killing a black person. Asay's execution will set another precedent: the use of a drug that has not been used previously in state executions. A jury found Asay guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, and recommended the death penalty with a 9-3 vote. The Florida Supreme Court last week rejected a major appeal b... [Full Article...]

Europe under threat from terrorists posing as migrants

Europe under threat from terrorists posing as migrants Europe will be increasingly at risk from terrorists posing as migrants unless western capitals help Libya to stem the numbers crossing the Mediterranean , the country's prime minister has told The Times . "This shows that the British government is happy to sweep the appalling human cost of its deterrence policies on migration under the carpet - anything to make this someone else's problem", he a... [Full Article...]

Transgender Woman Killed By St. Louis Police After Reportedly Attacking Officer

Transgender Woman Killed By St. Louis Police After Reportedly Attacking Officer Police responded to the gender issue by saying that according to physical evidence and a driver's license, the person fatally shot was a male. The person who went over the car's hood had minor injuries, Rose said, but declined to be taken to a hospital. [Full Article...]

North Korea calls Trump's tweeting habits 'weird,' 'ego-driven'

North Korea calls Trump's tweeting habits 'weird,' 'ego-driven' According to the report , Kim allegedly "instructed" his scientists to "produce more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips by further expanding engine production process and the production capacity of rocket warhead tips and engine jets by carbon and carbon compound material". [Full Article...]

USA slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms doing business with N. Korea

USA slaps sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms doing business with N. Korea Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled that the U.S. is open to dialogue with North Korea , a day after the regime in Pyongyang once again issued bristling threats against Washington. "Time is not on the USA side". "Countries like Australia that join the military adventure against the DPRK, blindly following the United States, will never avoid the counter-measures of justice by the D... [Full Article...]

Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty

Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty Islamic State (IS), which took over Raqqa and its environs in 2014, uses civilians inside the northern Syrian city as human shields and targets those trying to escape with snipers and mines, Amnesty said. "The U.N. condemns any attack that is directed against civilians or civilian infrastructure". Another former Raqqa resident said living or dying depended "on luck because you don't know whe... [Full Article...]

N.Korea's Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips -KCNA

N.Korea's Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips -KCNA It's not strong enough. The commentary was the latest in a war of words sparked earlier this month , originating from the very serious matter of North Korea's increasing nuclear missile capabilities and segueing from threats of fallout on both sides to North Korean mockery of Trump, including allegations that he is senile and that his golf game is poor . [Full Article...]

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba arrives in India on 5-day visit

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba arrives in India on 5-day visit Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received Deuba on his arrival - in another significant gesture of friendship. Deuba is on a five-days visit to India. Prime Ministers of India and Nepal would inaugurate Kataiya-Kushaha and Raxaul-Parwanipur Cross-border transmission line for supply of 50 MW each through remote operations from Hyderabad House, New Delhi on Thursday. [Full Article...]

General Dynamics Corp Stock as Institutional Investors Enter

Holowesko Partners Ltd sold 8,500 shares as General Dynamics Corp (GD)'s stock rose 3.60%. Nwam LLC now owns 1,786 shares of the aerospace company's stock worth $334,000 after buying an additional 349 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 63% are positive. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 17. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, January 3... [Full Article...]

Sky discovers Bad Wolf's Witches adaptation

Sky discovers Bad Wolf's Witches adaptation Matthew Goode of Downton Abbey fame will play a vampire in a new Sky adaptation of A Discovery of Witches . When she discovers an ancient manuscript, she is forced to acknowledge the magic in her blood, and enters into a forbidden lover affair with a odd geneticist (Goode), who happens to be a vampire. [Full Article...]


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