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Trump's immigration policy to affect Nigerians
- January 30, 2017

Kennedy International Airport. And this was backed by a statement Trump made yesterday. Mr. Trump issued the executive order on Friday, immediately barring entry to the United States for the next 90 days for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. (more...)
HMV in receivership, stores to close by April 30
- January 30, 2017

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved an application to place HMV Canada Inc. into receivership on Friday. In total, 102 stores will close, but will be kept open over the next few weeks to liquidate as many assets as possible. Digital music has been around for more than a decade but it only became the primary revenue stream for recorded music globally in 2015, overtaking the physical sales of albums and CDs, according to London-based industry association IFPI. (more...)
RBI lifts ATM withdrawal limits for current, overdraft A/cs RBI lifts ATM withdrawal limits for current, overdraft A/cs
- January 30, 2017

The Election Commission has expressed displeasure over decision by RBI not to enhance the cash withdrawal limit post demonetization to meet election expenditures in five poll bound states. ■ All limits on cash withdrawal vis-à-vis current accounts has been removed with immediate effect. Right now, citizens may withdraw Rs 10,000 from ATMs. (more...)
Tiger Woods stumbles home to a 76
- January 30, 2017

He knew what he had to do to make the cut with nine holes to go and went the wrong direction. "I hit a lot of handsome putts that didn't go in, but I hit it much better today, which was nice", he said. Tiger Woods has suggested that he is not too downhearted with missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods simply could not give himself enough reasonable opportunities to make birdies. (more...)
Volkswagen comes out on top as world's biggest carmaker
- January 30, 2017

Volkswagen's victory comes after its image and share price was hit by an emissions scandal in 2015. This is also the first ever time the German auto manufacturer has held the top spot. Toyota Motor (TM) has lost its position as the top global seller of cars to rival Volkswagen (VLKAY) , but such figures may now be the least of its worries for Japan's biggest company as it mulls whether to appease or defy U.S. (more...)
#DeleteUber Trends as Airport Protesters Smell Profit Motive
- January 30, 2017

After NYTWA's strike actually ended, Uber announced it was suspending "surge pricing" - when users get charged more during times of high demand - in the JFK Airport area. Users also criticised Kalanick, who was recently appointed to Trump's economic advisory panel , for allegedly collaborating with the president. On Sunday afternoon, CEO Travis Kalanick announced Uber would provide services to drivers affected by the ban including a $3 million legal defense fund, 24 hour legal ... (more...)
Vodafone to create the largest telecoms business in India
- January 30, 2017

It said Vodafone India, the country's second biggest mobile operator, was in negotiations with Idea Cellular , India's third largest network. India's leading mobile networks are embroiled in what analysts have described as "a vicious price war", started by the arrival of a low-priced rival offering free voice and data to customers. (more...)
Serena Williams wins Australian Open, record 23rd Grand Slam title Serena Williams wins Australian Open, record 23rd Grand Slam title
- January 30, 2017

With her record seventh Australian title, the 35-year-old Williams moved ahead of Steffi Graf for the most major titles in the Open era. Williams now lies one major win behind Margaret Court's record of 24. That ties Navratilova for the most such titles in the Open Era. Saturday will see Serena and Venus Williams restore their grand-slam rivalry, as the sisters go head to head in the Australian Open final. (more...)
Dubai airport sends back "handful of people" after Trump ban
- January 30, 2017

Emirates Airlines has been forced to change its pilots and cabin crew personnel on flights to the United States in order to comply with the new edict, the carrier told Reuters news agency on Sunday. It flies daily to 11 USA cities. Trump's executive action bans refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries which are Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Syria. (more...)
Lawsuit Filed Against Trump After Refugees Detained at Airports
- January 30, 2017

Under that order, Iraqi citizens are not allowed to come into the United States for 90 days. The order has now created another legal tangle in that all refugees who were on route to the USA have now been stopped and detained at airports . (more...)
Lyft pledges $1M to ACLU in wake of Trump immigration ban
- January 30, 2017

The ACLU , along with several groups filed a lawsuit this morning on behalf of two Iraqi men who were en route to the United States on immigrant visas when President Trump issued an executive order banning many Muslims from entering the country. (more...)
Hundreds gather & march in opposition of Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines Hundreds gather & march in opposition of Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines
- January 30, 2017

Following President Donald Trump's order removing obstacles to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has written to the president calling for federal support in dealing with protesters. (more...)
Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call Trump and Putin make counter-terror top priority in first call
- January 30, 2017

The two leaders had a detailed discussion over worldwide issues "including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, strategic stability and non-proliferation, the situation with Iran's nuclear program, and the Korean Peninsula issue", according to a statement by the Kremlin. (more...)
Tiger kills man at China zoo as horrified visitors watch
- January 30, 2017

He was walking towards the tigers and then they bit into his head and neck. At one point, the man attempted to fend off one of the animals with his foot. The surveillance footage is now being reviewed, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Zhang was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment where he succumbed to his injuries and died. (more...)
'We Are Going to Help' Christian Refugees
- January 30, 2017

Stephen Legomsky , a former chief counsel at US Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Obama administration, said prioritizing Christians could be unconstitutional. "We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people". Fulfilling his election pledge to use "extreme vetting" to prevent ISIS militants from entering the country, Trump said the United States only sought to admit those who would "love deeply" the American people. (more...)
FAA: Computer issue grounds all domestic Delta flights FAA: Computer issue grounds all domestic Delta flights
- January 30, 2017

Delta Air Lines late Sunday grounded its USA flights due to an automation issue , according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Worldwide flights were exempt from the halt. Sources familiar with the outage tell AirlineGeeks.com that the outage is creating flight planning issues, however, these reports have not been confirmed by the airline. (more...)
Protests across US airports at Trump's visa ban
- January 30, 2017

President Trump yesterday ordered "extreme vetting" of people entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries and banned the entry of Syrian refugees until further notice, as part of new measures to "keep radical Islamic terrorists" out of America. (more...)
Hollywood's Love Letter to L.A., 'La La Land' Leads Oscar Race Hollywood's Love Letter to L.A., 'La La Land' Leads Oscar Race
- January 30, 2017

Marhershala Ali and Naomie Harris received a nominations for best actor and actress in a supporting role, respectively. Days after the birth of his ninth child, the "Hacksaw Ridge" director was also unexpectedly nominated for best director over the likes of Martin Scorsese ("Silence") and Clint Eastwood (" Sully "). (more...)
The refugee travel ban is certainly shaking things up
- January 30, 2017

Despite reported widespread confusion among U.S. Customs and Border Patrol authorities and outraged demonstrators gathering at airports across the country to protest the president's executive order , Trump said the government employees "were totally prepared" for the order. (more...)
NY judge blocks Trump's immigration order NY judge blocks Trump's immigration order
- January 30, 2017

The court stopped the authorities from deporting anyone with a valid visa and now being detained or stranded at airports in the country, lawyers for the group said . He received his green card a year later and plans to apply for citizenship next month. "President Trump's concerns about military readiness are well-founded, and ordering the Pentagon to take immediate steps to begin rebuilding our force is exactly the right step", said Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed ... (more...)

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