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Energy giants plan 144 MW offshore wind farm and battery storage

Energy giants plan 144 MW offshore wind farm and battery storage Revolution Wind would be a 144 MW wind farm paired with a 40 megawatt-hour battery storage system provided by Tesla. Deepwater's bid was one of dozens filed in response to a state RFP calling for clean energy proposals for utilities such as Eversource and Nstar that serve MA, mandated by a renewable energy bill signed into law past year. [Full Article...]

Trump Called White House a 'Real Dump'

Trump Called White House a 'Real Dump' Ironically, during his presidential campaign, the former real estate mogul made it a point to enumerate the number of times his predecessor Barack Obama spent teeing off. That report will also be published in Sports Illustrated . Trump told the members he makes such frequent appearances at the property in Bedminster, New Jersey , because: "That White House is a real dump". [Full Article...]

Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA option for Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

Supreme Court refuses to stay NOTA option for Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls The apex court passed its order while responding to a plea filed by the Gujarat unit of the Congress challenging the introduction of NOTA option for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in the state. Senior leader and noted advocate Kapil Sibal who appeared for Congress argued that NOTA provision " will encourage corruption ". The instructions were issued by the EC in October 2013 of provi... [Full Article...]

Al Qaeda release kidnapped South African after five years in captivity

Al Qaeda release kidnapped South African after five years in captivity Nkoana-Mashabane said that McGowan had been freed on July 29 and was undergoing medical checks in South Africa. A third hostage, Sjaak Rijke of the Netherlands, was freed in 2015 in a raid by French special forces. We simply had to say to Stephen: "'A lot of water has passed under the bridge but you're strong, you've got to get up and carry on with your life'". Another video featuring McGowa... [Full Article...]

Facebook's Zuckerberg builds political profile, team

Facebook's Zuckerberg builds political profile, team Zuckerberg and Chan have vowed to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $45 billion, to charity. In January, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hired David Plouffe , the manager of Obama's successful 2008 presidential campaign and former chief adviser at Uber, as president of policy and advocacy. [Full Article...]

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Plumas County

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning for Plumas County Inland temperatures, meanwhile, are expected to be in the 90's today, and will approach 100 in some valley areas. Monsoonal thunderstorms, lighting, double rainbows and high heat hit Neenach, Calif.in the Highway 138 corridor Tuesday, Aug. [Full Article...]

Michelle Carter to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

Michelle Carter to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter Her crime carries up to 20 years in prison, but the Bristol County District Attorney's office has not disclosed how many years the Commonwealth will be asking for at the sentencing hearing. The two teens first met during a family vacation in 2012 and after that their relationship built around text messages. Carter's post reads affectionately and longingly for Roy, who she called her "hero", "b... [Full Article...]

Trump berated Mexican president in 'Wall' call

The president's controversial plans to construct a border wall between the USA and Mexico have seen a number of potential roadblocks flagged up, including funding, which Trump claimed during his campaign would come from Mexico, despite the country repeatedly stating it was not prepared to do so. [Full Article...]

Shutdown, restrictions hit Indian-controlled Kashmir following death of civilian

Shutdown, restrictions hit Indian-controlled Kashmir following death of civilian Dujana and his accomplice Arif Nabi Dar alias Arif Lelhari were shot dead by security forces during an operation in Hakripora village. Dujana was caught when he went to meet his wife. It is a very big success on the part of the security forces. One of them has pellet injuries, sources said. He had gained huge popularity among local youths after he appeared on Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Bu... [Full Article...]

Germany, Vietnam Spar Over Alleged Kidnapping Of Former Oil Executive

Germany, Vietnam Spar Over Alleged Kidnapping Of Former Oil Executive It has now become a struggle over whose justice should prevail - Vietnam's effort to have Thanh face charges that could carry a death sentence versus the pan-national codes of asylum - with consequences for trade and European Union relations with Vietnam, whose economy is rapidly expanding. [Full Article...]

Bank of England set to keep interest rates at record low

Bank of England set to keep interest rates at record low In fairness, the BOE can hardly hike rates any time soon when it has just cut this year's growth forecast to 1.7% from 1.9%, and 2018 GDP has been lowered also. The government sets the Bank an inflation target of 2% but the rate is now above that at 2.6%, with policymakers expecting it to pick up and peak around 3% in the autumn on the consumer prices index (CPI) measure. [Full Article...]

4.4 magnitude quake reported near Oklahoma City

4.4 magnitude quake reported near Oklahoma City Several earthquakes were recorded, including a 3.3-magnitude natural disaster, in less than a 24 hour span in Oklahoma County, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake, one of several felt in Edmond in the last two days, knocked out power in parts of the city. Around 1.3 million people live in the greater affected area, Reuters reported, though the population of Edmond alone is only around... [Full Article...]

Missouri Target of NAACP's First-Ever Travel Advisory for an Entire State

Missouri Target of NAACP's First-Ever Travel Advisory for an Entire State The warning comes as Senate Bill 43 was signed into law , which amends the Missouri Human Rights Act to make housing and workplace discrimination cases significantly more hard to prove in court. "We felt an obligation to warn people that there is a heightened level of risk", attorney Nimrod Chapel Jr., president of the Missouri NAACP, told BuzzFeed News. [Full Article...]

Cuomo agrees to give Trump admin public voter data

Cuomo agrees to give Trump admin public voter data Cuomo wasn't the only NY politician to come out against sharing voter roll data with the Trump administration. All the data - except for the Social Security numbers - are public and were sent to the feds. "We will not be complying with this request". "In Illinois, the election authority to which the Kobach request was sent is the State Board of Elections (SBE)". [Full Article...]

Iran's Khamenei endorses Rouhani's 2nd term as President

The new USA sanctions could embolden Rouhani's conservative rivals who say the nuclear deal was a form of capitulation. "We have no fears about the enemies", said the Supreme Leader, addressing participants of the ceremony for endorsement of the President Hassan Rouhai's second term in Tehran. [Full Article...]

No Vendetta In Raids Against Congress Minister: Prakash Javadekar

No Vendetta In Raids Against Congress Minister: Prakash Javadekar Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday said that the Income Tax raid at state's Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar's residence should not be linked with Rajaya Sabha polls in Gujarat. The raids have kicked off a political storm with the opposition Congress accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre of carrying out "an unprecedented witch-hunt". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation says United States can make the first move to fix souring relations

Russian Federation says United States can make the first move to fix souring relations The unprecedented scale of Russia's expulsion of U.S. diplomats indicated that Moscow had lost all hope that Mr Trump's administration would usher in better relations, said Vasily Kashin, a senior research fellow at Moscow's Higher School of Economics. [Full Article...]

Brazil's Lower House Rejects Bribery Charge Against President Temer

Brazil's Lower House Rejects Bribery Charge Against President Temer Temer needed the support of just one-third - 171 - of the 513 members of the lower Chamber of Deputies. The opposition has hoped for an evening vote as they believe an audience of millions will put more pressure on any deputies voting to defend Temer . [Full Article...]

Italy Seizes Boat in Aim to End Migrant Crisis in Europe

Italy Seizes Boat in Aim to End Migrant Crisis in Europe Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said last week that the naval mission was being organized following a request from Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of conflict-torn Libya's United Nations -backed unity government. Jugend Rettet said on Twitter that it was now "gathering information on all levels" and hoped to be in touch with "the Italian authorities in the near future". [Full Article...]

NYPD releases sketch of suspect in deadly package explosion

NYPD releases sketch of suspect in deadly package explosion George Wray, 73, was still hooked on a respirator, surrounded by family at Nassau University Medical Center when he passed away, just before 3 p.m., his niece, Andrea Wray, told the Daily News. The New York Police department is now being assisted by federal agents . Somebody, another neighbor, bring a towel to out the fire. The container had been on the steps of his property since July 25, seve... [Full Article...]


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