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Riverfest suspending event after 40 years in Little Rock

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The 2017 festival was held June 1-4, and featured several artists including Wiz Khalifia, Cage the Elephant, Justin Moore, Billy Currington, and Grouplove, among many others. "Rising costs of performers' fees, coupled with a greater number of competing festivals around the country are the underlying factors leading to this decision". Read More »

Khoza: Being led by Zuma intolerable, patriarchal

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The 75-year-old's time on power has been marked by economic stagnation and scandal, from a $16 million state-funded "security upgrade" at his home to allegations of graft involving his friends the Guptas, a family of Indian-born businessmen. Read More »

Iowa joins enhanced emergency network

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Iowa has become the fifth state to agree to be part of the AT&T/FirstNet national plan for an interoperable emergency first responder network. "The FirstNet network will not only strengthen and modernize public safety communications in our state, but also bring much needed investment to our communications infrastructure", Gov. Read More »

Egypt vows to maintain sanctions on Qatar

The incident took place on May 24, as the state-run Qatar News Agency website attributed explosive remarks to the country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The four countries also expelled all Qatari nationals, impacting mixed-nationality families in the Gulf, students and people seeking medical treatment overseas, among others. Read More »

US announces new sanctions on Iran

The Iran component of the bill imposes new sanctions on the Iranian regime's ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, transfers of conventional weapons, and human rights violations. The White House accuses Iran of supporting terrorists in Syria and Iraq, but Zarif disputed that and placed blame on US allies like Saudi Arabia. But parties to the agreement also include Britain, China, France, Russia, and Germany , which do not share Trump's objections. Read More »

Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Insider Sells 200 Shares of Stock

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David W. Thompson, President and CEO reported the sale of 5,000 shares. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 13,000 people in 18 states across the USA and in several global locations. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 7th were given a $0.32 dividend. This dividend represents a yeild of $1.26 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price. Read More »

Will Republicans ever repeal Obamacare? Wicker hopes 'in a day or two'

Their votes mirrored the rest of the Ohio congressional delegation: all Democrats opposed repealing the law and all Republicans supported it. McConnell , R-Ky., needs to start Senate debate on the health care bill passed by the House and then amend it to become a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

Qatar Could Take Saudi-Led Bloc to ICC Over Blockade

With little chance of Federation Internationale de Football Association acting on the demand any time soon, the move suggests that the alliance, struggling to figure a way forward amid mounting global pressure for a face-saving way out of the six-week-old Gulf crisis , needs to be seen to be acting on its hitherto unfulfilled promise to tighten the screws on Qatar. Read More »

UAE Hacked Qatar Government, Social Media Websites

The latest punitive measure by Egypt was introduced after Qatar rejected the 13-point ultimatum issued by the four nations earlier in July, which - among other demands - includes discontinuing aid for extremist groups , expelling the Turkish military from the country and shutting down Qatar's Al-Jazeera global TV network. Read More »

Anwar Gargash: UAE not involved in Qatar hacking

Six Arab countries write to Federation Internationale de Football Association demanding that Qatar be stripped of hosting the 2022 World CupThe six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a "base of terrorism". Read More »

UAE diplomat warns of 'long estrangement' in Qatar crisis

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Le Drian flew in to Qatar at the start of a Gulf tour aimed at helping defuse the crisis pitting Qatar against Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt. "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalisation, and undermining the stability of its neighbours", Otaiba's statement said. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmad Al Thani, the head of Qatar's government communications office, said "it is especially unfortunate that this shameful act of cyber terrorism is being attributed to a ... Read More »

UAE planted fake news in Qatar row, says US

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The UAE has denied involvement, calling the Post report "false" and insisting that the UAE "had no role whatsoever" in the alleged hacking. But according to USA intelligence agencies, in a report leaked to the Washington Post , the hack was planned by UAE government officials, although it is unclear whether UAE government agencies carried out the cyber attacks or contracted a third-party to do it for them to keep it at arms length. Read More »

Collins: 'I Will Vote No' on ACA Repeal Without Replacement

Following Monday night's collapse of the replacement plan originally touted by McConnell , Trump pointed the finger at Democrats and a "few Republicans" while offering mixed signals about how the party should proceed. "I'm not going to own it", the President said. "I think that would create great anxiety for individuals who rely on the ACA, I believe it would cause the insurance markets to go into turmoil". Read More »

Australians safer under new 'Home Office' style national security department: PM

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Terry O'Gorman is the President of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties and tells Steve Austin his concerns of giving so much power to one Minister. Asked on Wednesday if the merger will make Australia safer, Mr Turnbull told the Nine Network: "Yes, it will". "At the moment, you have the counter-terrorism agencies, Australian domestic security agencies, in effect split between three departments, between attorney-generals, immigration border protection and my own department". Read More »

Senate committee considers Callista Gingrich nomination as Vatican ambassador

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It is well known that Trump and Pope Francis differ sharply on the issues of immigration and climate change. He noted that Gingrich was the organist for her local parish, St. "The Vatican and its organizations play an active role to troubled areas around the globe, from Venezuela to South Sudan, to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, countries where the Holy See's support for peaceful solutions and democratic institutions directly benefits the interests of the United States". Read More »

Drug Dealer Reports Theft Of His Cocaine

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David Blackmon, who local officials said identifies himself as a drug dealer, called the sheriff's office in Okaloosa County in Florida to report that someone had broken into his vehicle and stolen $50 in cash - and a quarter-ounce of cocaine. Read More »

Three arrested for murder of Oklahoma man

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Red River County Sheriff's deputies arrested Marvin Earl Baty last night at his residence in Clarksville following a three-hour-long standoff. The agency alleges in a Tuesday news release the homicide happened during the theft of the victim's pickup. Read More »

CIT Group Inc (DEL) (NYSE:CIT) Announces $0.15 Quarterly Dividend

It has outperformed by 37.37% the S&P500. CIT Group Inc (DEL) was upgraded to "equal-weight" by analysts at Stephens. (NYSE:CIT) shares were sold by SPERLING EDWARD K. On Friday, June 9 the insider BROSNAN MICHAEL L . bought $1,096. Another trade for 7,030 shares valued at $300,743 was sold by OATES R. BRAD . Ltd. Read More »