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Senate GOP Noncommittal on How to Pay for Tax Rate Reductions
- June 02, 2017

And in April, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scrapped the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees to confirm Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch. President Donald Trump returned to his favorite social media platform Tuesday morning calling for an end to the legislative filibuster in the United States Senate in order for the legislative branch to push through his agenda more quickly. (more...)
EU and China reaffirm support for climate deal even without US EU and China reaffirm support for climate deal even without US
- June 02, 2017

The market reaction reflects concerns, raised by some coal companies in recent months, that a US exit from the Paris Climate Agreement could unleash a global backlash against coal interests outside the United States . "The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis", Obama said, speaking from the White House . "A US climate retreat will no doubt leave a big hole on the global climate regime". (more...)
'Shocked' Air India Staff Threatens To Protest Against Privatisation Move 'Shocked' Air India Staff Threatens To Protest Against Privatisation Move
- June 02, 2017

The Niti Aayog recommendation is to transfer the aircraft-related loans amounting to Rs 21,000 crore and Rs 8,000 crore working capital to the new owner while taking care of half the liability. Civil Aviation Ministry sources have told the Indian Express that the Centre is examining all options including privatisation of the beleaguered national carrier, which is burdened by debt to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore. (more...)
Trump Paris Accord Exit Abdicates US Global Leadership on Science - Ex-Envoy
- June 02, 2017

This past December, Leonardo DiCaprio met with Donald Trump in a last-ditch effort to enlighten the president on climate change-one of the environmental causes for which the Oscar-winning actor and activist has worked tirelessly. The shift from coal to gas-fired power plants has also helped the US cut greenhouse gas emissions, which peaked near the end of the Bush administration at above 7 million metric tons of carbon, and dropped to about 6.5 million metric tons by 2015. (more...)
White House official quits amid tensions
- June 02, 2017

Eliot Cohen, a veteran of George W. Bush's State Department , tweeted that contacts between a transition team and foreign diplomats are normal. "As it relates to meetings during a transition, it's perfectly appropriate for any incoming administration to have meetings with foreign ambassadors or foreign ministers". (more...)
Plex adds Live TV support Plex adds Live TV support
- June 02, 2017

To that end, Plex recently acquired news video curation startup Watchup , and is now in the process of adding news video feeds to its apps. That means you can watch and record shows via Plex Live TV on the Shield, as well as use it to beam them to any iOS device with the Plex app . (more...)
Rumor: Images of Life is unusual prequel leaked Rumor: Images of Life is unusual prequel leaked
- June 02, 2017

If Deck Nine Games doesn't sound familiar to you, it's because the studio used to be called Idol Minds . The rumors come in the form of a French news site GameKult, who found a screenshots on Deck Nine's website server before it was removed. (more...)
NASA Reveals the Details of Its Historic Mission To NASA Reveals the Details of Its Historic Mission To "Touch the Sun"
- June 02, 2017

The data collected is expected to improve forecasting of space weather events that impact life on Earth and astronauts in space . The mission will last about seven years. According to CNBC , "the probe will move more than 430,000 miles per hour (the equivalent of traveling from NY to Tokyo in less than a minute) and be seven times closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft ". (more...)
Investors expect to meet with Exxon on climate-impact report Investors expect to meet with Exxon on climate-impact report
- June 02, 2017

Exxon opposed the resolution, which required more transparency around how global policies focussed on keeping warming below 2 per cent will impact the oil major's business. But he suggested that the company is already doing enough to protect shareholders by, among other things, assuming a "proxy cost of carbon" when predicting energy demand and planning new projects. (more...)
Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate
- June 02, 2017

Hillary Clinton has a hunch about President Donald Trump and his mysterious tweet about "covfefe". She suggested that Trump and his allies were using Twitter and other social media to sidetrack Americans' attention from the investigations into the influence of Russian Federation during the presidential campaign or the Republican health care bill. (more...)
Russian Federation ranked 63 by FIFA for Confederations Cup; Brazil top Russian Federation ranked 63 by FIFA for Confederations Cup; Brazil top
- June 02, 2017

But the FIFA World Cup takes Vivo to "another new level in terms of worldwide exposure", with its 20th edition back in 2014 racking up an estimated total television audience of 3.2 billion people, including over a billion viewers for the epic final between Germany and Argentina. (more...)
Trump confirms decision to withdraw from Paris accord Trump confirms decision to withdraw from Paris accord
- June 02, 2017

Two Liberals, Eric Abetz and Craig Kelly, have called for a rethink of Australia's involvement in the climate pact in the wake of the USA decision because of its potential impact on business. So what does this mean for the Paris accord? "It is crucial that the United States remains a leader on environmental issues", said Dujarric. "The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement". (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio Has Strong Words For Donald Trump And His 'Careless Decision'! Leonardo DiCaprio Has Strong Words For Donald Trump And His 'Careless Decision'!
- June 02, 2017

It is "both a leader and a laggard" in addressing climate change, said Sarah Ladislaw, an energy expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Peduto criticized Trump, stating that rival Hillary Clinton received 80 percent of the vote in the city. "The resistance is there already", Vitali said. (more...)
CBSE class 10th board results likely to be declared today CBSE class 10th board results likely to be declared today
- June 02, 2017

In order to help students check their CBSE Class 10 Result 2017 easily without any delays, we would be providing a direct link to the result page here. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India. The CBSE 10th Pass Percentage 2017 will be available after the declaration of results . (more...)
Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal
- June 02, 2017

Still, American businesses appear nervous that they'll be punished for Trump's America First policies. "The US is already leading the world in energy production and doesn't need a bad deal that will harm American workers", it read. Exxon had made that case in a recent letter to the White House , he said. These rules require a nation to wait three years from the date the pact gained legal force, November 4, 2016, before formally seeking to leave. (more...)
Obama Issues Statement on US Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
- June 02, 2017

U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J. Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence issued a statement calling Thursday "a bleak day" for climate change and global diplomacy, but also expressing confidence the accord would survive the us pullout. (more...)
Cooper: Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Is a 'Moral Failure' Cooper: Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Is a 'Moral Failure'
- June 02, 2017

Donald Trump took to the White House Rose Gardens this afternoon to announce his plans to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate agreement , and reactions from the leaders of some of the world's biggest companies have been pouring in since. (more...)
Paris mayor says Trump climate withdrawal 'a mistake with fatal consequences'
- June 02, 2017

Here are five things that could be affected by the decision. That fight has played out within Trump's administration. "The move is likely to cause a ripple-effect that will destabilize global climate efforts", Broadbent said. Miguel Arias Canete, the EU's energy commissioner, told Reuters the bloc could depend on China despite concerns among environmental groups that monitoring and verification measures in the Paris accord would be weaker without the United States. (more...)
Auburn alum-Apple CEO responds to United States withdrawal of Paris Climate Accord
- June 02, 2017

Disney CEO Bob Iger said he was out, too. "Please don't change the (political) climate for the worse", European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted . Compared to the federal government, USA states have limited ability to implement and enforce global agreements, including the Paris pact, which is aimed at preventing the planet from warming 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (more...)
France, Italy, Germany defend Paris Accord, say can not be renegotiated France, Italy, Germany defend Paris Accord, say can not be renegotiated
- June 02, 2017

The decision ends months of uncertainty about whether Trump would fulfill his campaign pledge to "cancel" USA participation in the deal, which was signed by 195 countries. Before the announcement, the White House told reporters the deal was unfair to American industry and workers while giving China an economic advantage.They also argued the agreement was pushed through by a desperate Obama administration without proper negotiation. (more...)

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