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UT ranked 25th in AP preseason poll UT ranked 25th in AP preseason poll
- Августа 22, 2017

Not since Southern California in 2004 has the top team in the AP's initial preseason poll finished the season in the same spot. Other Big 12 programs joining the Wildcats in the 2017 Preseason AP Top 25 were Oklahoma (7th), Oklahoma State (10th), West Virginia (22nd) and Texas (23rd). (more...)
Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar Iraq launches offensive against ISIS in Tal Afar
- Августа 22, 2017

Iraqi government forces have managed to seize back five villages near Tal Afar as they are battling the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in joint operations with allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units to push the terrorists out of the northern city . (more...)
Big Ben bongs for final time as restoration plan begins Big Ben bongs for final time as restoration plan begins
- Августа 22, 2017

Before the last chimes sounded, local media, residents and tourists held video recorders or smart phones, waiting for the moment. "The need to close it down for four years is nonsense". It is thought that the bell was originally to be called Royal Victoria in honour of Queen Victoria but Londoners started calling the bell " Big Ben " and the name stuck. (more...)
Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham
- Августа 22, 2017

Schniederjans also shot 64 for 21-under, while another American, Webb Simpson , finished four shots back in third place. The most entertaining round Friday belonged to Johnson Wagner, who shot 64 despite ending with a bogey. According to the PGA Tour Media Twitter account, the pro also made an albatross at the 2010 Sanderson Farms Championship. Using a one-time career money list exemption this season after failing to keep his Tour card previous year, 2006 US Open victor Ogilvy went into ... (more...)
Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
- Августа 21, 2017

Police say Terence Naphys of West Deptford Township had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with three family members in his vehicle on August 1. Naphys' SUV sustained $10,000 in damage that included a bent suspension, the family said. "[The employee] advised me that he anticipated all vehicles being clear, and all rails being down, but wasn't sure due to a strong sun glare", said police. (more...)
Solar Eclipse 2017: Glasses Info, Start Time And How Long It Lasts Solar Eclipse 2017: Glasses Info, Start Time And How Long It Lasts
- Августа 21, 2017

Even Greeks, who were instrumental in making vast contributions to science and mathematics, long believed the onset of a solar eclipse as a bad omen. "You have this wonderful view that you can't get any other way than being in space", Pettit said. The glasses didn't sell at first, he added, and by the time sales picked up, it was too late to re-order from the manufacturer, one of the more popular companies listed by the American Astronomical Society as a reputable supplier. (more...)
Chris Wood posts message to Leeds fans ahead of medical at Burnley Chris Wood posts message to Leeds fans ahead of medical at Burnley
- Августа 21, 2017

Christiansen has stated that he expects the Elland Road side to be busy in the remainder of the transfer window and that the club are actively looking for a new striker ahead of Wood's departure - with approaches already made. Wood was subsequently left out of the fixture at the Stadium of Light and posted a message on Twitter saying: "Due to strong interest from a Premier League team, the ongoing discussions with the club, and given that it has always been my ambition to play ... (more...)
Guam Issues Release to Residents: Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat Guam Issues Release to Residents: Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat
- Августа 20, 2017

On Friday, Japan's Defense Ministry said it was deploying four surface-to-air Patriot interceptors in western Japan to respond to a possible risk of fragments falling from missiles. "It's never been a vehicle for negotiations and this doesn't constitute substantive U.S. -DPRK dialogue", he said, using the acronym for North Korea's formal name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (more...)
United States and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31 United States and South Korea to Conduct Military Exercises on August 21-31
- Августа 20, 2017

The US military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations". As part of the exercises, imagery from military satellites orbiting above the Korean peninsula, is at times used to peer deep into North Korea, said a former South Korean government official who declined to be identified. (more...)
Finally! President Buhari returning to Nigeria Finally! President Buhari returning to Nigeria
- Августа 20, 2017

The 74-year-old president has not made any public appearances during this period or addressed the country directly, apart from a short voice message to wish Muslims a happy Ramadan. It signifies that Nigeria will continue to move forward. With Nigeria roughly split between a mostly Muslim north and a predominantly Christian south, there's been an unwritten agreement among the political elite to rotate the presidency. (more...)
Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO
- Августа 20, 2017

Infosys had said in April it meant to return $2 billion to shareholders before March 2018 while also announcing the appointment of an independent director as co-chairman, both moves largely seen as attempts to calm the founders. "The Board is profoundly distressed by the unfounded personal attacks on the members of our management team that were made in the anonymous letters", Infosys said in a statement. (more...)
Train derailment kills at least 23, injures 40 in India Train derailment kills at least 23, injures 40 in India
- Августа 20, 2017

The accident took place near Khatauli in the state of Uttar Pradesh, about 100km northeast of the national capital, New Delhi. "There are certainly casualties but right now the focus is on evacuation", senior police officer Jitender Kumar told AFP by phone from the accident site. (more...)
Trump says decision made on new Afghan strategy
- Августа 20, 2017

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders gave no hints on what had been decided either, though she did say that a formal announcement will be made " at the appropriate time ". The administration has said its Afghanistan strategy will be determined by a review of its approach to the broader region, including Pakistan and India. (more...)
Jaguars Open Up Quarterback Competition With Blake Bortles Struggling Jaguars Open Up Quarterback Competition With Blake Bortles Struggling
- Августа 19, 2017

After a nationally televised debacle on Thursday night, Doug Marrone opened up the Jaguars QB competition . Bortles completed 8 of 13 passes for 65 yards in a 12-8 preseason loss to Tampa Bay and headed to the sideline after four possessions that ended with punts. (more...)
Trump slams 2 GOP senators as 'toxic' and 'publicity seeking' Trump slams 2 GOP senators as 'toxic' and 'publicity seeking'
- Августа 19, 2017

Heather Heyer is the woman who was murdered on Saturday by an alleged Nazi sympathizer who drove his vehicle through a crowd of people gathered to protest white supremacy. Similarly, Rep. Will Hurd of Texas referred to Trump's Charlottesville comments as "embarrassing" while Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida described the actions of white nationalists as "repugnant". (more...)
3 children found dead in Maryland home 3 children found dead in Maryland home
- Августа 19, 2017

The girls were found by the mother of one of the girls, who was returning home and police were called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. this morning. Investigators have not yet determined if the three girls were related to each other or how. (more...)
Avoiding border posts is 'essential' for Ireland's economy Avoiding border posts is 'essential' for Ireland's economy
- Августа 19, 2017

The European Union replied to the paper on the same day of its release, saying the issue concerns bilateral relations and can not be addressed before sufficient progress has been made in negotiating the details of Brexit . The UK government has said it does not want any checkpoints between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) following Brexit . A government paper published on Tuesday set out its ambitions around future relations with the customs union - the EU's ... (more...)
'Fundamentally failed': U.S. vows major overhaul as NAFTA talks formally begin 'Fundamentally failed': U.S. vows major overhaul as NAFTA talks formally begin
- Августа 19, 2017

The first-round of talks between Mexico, Canada and the United States began yesterday (16 August), with Lighthizer saying NAFTA needs an update since the 23-year old agreement and economies "are very different than they were in the 1990s". Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said, "I am not denying that there have been some transfer of jobs". "For a deal to be successful, it has to work for all parties involved". (more...)
Triumph of Indian diplomacy: Japan extends support to India over Doklam issue Triumph of Indian diplomacy: Japan extends support to India over Doklam issue
- Августа 19, 2017

Hiramatsu's is also accredited as Ambassador to Bhutan. "As it can affect the stability of the entire region, we have been watching the situation very closely", said Hiramatsu. He also did not answer questions on the mobilisation of Indian troops at the border. Troops of both sides had scuffled near Pangong Lake in Ladakh after Chinese troops tried to cross the Line of Actual Control in the area. (more...)
US, South Korean defence chiefs to meet this month - Pentagon US, South Korean defence chiefs to meet this month - Pentagon
- Августа 19, 2017

North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and the Security Council has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear weapons tests and four long-range missile launches. (more...)

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