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What is Labor Day and why are we celebrating?

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While most people today think of Labor Day as the last weekend of summer, it was actually founded to recognize the men and women and "industrial spirit" of the American workforce. Thank goodness some office workers and bankers are also off work today or they could just call it "non-essential government workers day off". Labor Day, like similar holidays, can be slower than normal. Lire la suite »

Remember workers and gains of organized labor

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So let's celebrate Labor Day today, with appreciation for the workers who make this country strong. Municipal governments first recognized Labor Day in 1885, but it was first celebrated in New York City three years earlier by the Central Labor Union. Lire la suite »

Merkel veut stopper les négociations d'adhésion avec la Turquie — Union européenne

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Dimanche soir, lors du seul débat télévisé de la campagne des législatives avec son rival social-démocrate Martin Schulz , Angela Merkel a conforté son statut de favorite pour se succéder à elle-même avant le scrutin du 24 septembre. Le candidat social-démocrate, à la peine dans les sondages, devait impérativement marquer des points pour espérer combler son retard, mais la Chancelière ne s'est pas laissée démonter. Lire la suite »

Expérimentation en Normandie avant d'être étendus — Radars routiers

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Expérimentation en Normandie Déléguer la gestion du parc des radars mobiles sur les routes, le gouvernement y réfléchit sérieusement. Le ministre de l'Intérieur, Gérard Collomb , a réaffirmé, samedi, dans un entretien à plusieurs quotidiens régionaux, qu'il souhaitait confier les contrôles de vitesse des automobilistes à des sociétés extérieures. Lire la suite »

USA warns of 'annihilation' options after North Korea nuclear test

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Afterwards, Defense Secretary Mattis announced that the United States will launch a "massive military response" to any threat from Pyongyang. South Korea's weather agency said the artificial quake caused by the explosion was five times to six times stronger than tremors generated by the North's previous five tests. Lire la suite »

India deplores NKorea's nuclear test

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North Korea's latest nuclear test is "extremely regrettable" and violates the worldwide community's repeated demands, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog said on Sunday. "China's government expresses resolute opposition and strong condemnation toward this", the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement. The news agency had earlier reported that North Korea has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that has "great destructive power" and can be loaded onto an ... Lire la suite »

What's open and closed on Labor Day? Here is your list

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For example, Memphis, Tennessee is pushing collection to Tuesday, on September 5, 2017. Anyone with questions can call the Beloit Public Works Operations at 608-364-2929. The schools will resume at their normal time Tuesday. In Fort Wayne, there will be no residential garbage or recycling collection on Monday. They resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday. Lire la suite »

Sitharaman credits new role to `cosmic grace'

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Pradhan was given the additional charge of skill development ministry, which was held by Rajiv Rudy who quit the post recently. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reshuffled some of his key minister's portfolios to refurbish his government's image, which has been dented by falling economic indicators. Lire la suite »

Sommet du BRICS : Alpha Condé à Xiamen (Chine)

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Le Brésil , la Russie , l'Inde , la Chine et l'Afrique du Sud ont désapprouvé fortement l'essai nucléaire effectué la veille par Pyongyang, appelant à une solution pacifique des tensions autour du programme nucléaire nord-coréen. Lire la suite »

96 détenus s'évadent d'une prison — Côte d'Ivoire

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C'est une évasion de grande envergure. Les prisonniers ont réussi leur évasion en passant par le toit de leurs cellules. "Ce sont des lieutenants du célèbre Yakou le Chinois (un ex-prisonnier qui a été tué) qui sont à la base de cette évasion massive". Lire la suite »

Broadcom Limited (AVGO) skyrockets 59.2% since hitting worst price of $158.75

Icon Advisers Inc. Co. now owns 76,030 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer's stock valued at $16,648,000 after buying an additional 2,900 shares during the last quarter. This represents a $4.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.61%. Investors are more bullish on Broadcom Limited - Ordinary Sha lately at least if you consider the downtick in short interest. Lire la suite »

'Massive military response' if North Korea attacks U.S., defence chief threatens

It even caused a manmade natural disaster, with Japanese and South Korean officials claiming that the tremor was up to 10 times more powerful than the one picked up after Pyongyang's previous nuclear test a year ago. The UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting - its second urgent session in less than a week. Trump is considering withdrawing the United States from a free-trade agreement with South Korea, a long-standing economic and diplomatic partner of the United States. Lire la suite »

Kenya's Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote

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Kenyatta said that while he respected the ruling, he "personally disagrees" with it. Already, Kenya has avoided the violence on a scale of that which followed Odinga's defeat in the election of 2007, when 1,000 people were killed. Odinga has contested the last three presidential polls and lost all of them. Many local and worldwide observers-including South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki, and former U.S. Lire la suite »

Kenya's president calls for 'fixing' judiciary after Supreme Court orders fresh vote

His opponent, President Uhuru Kenyatta , won an election that worldwide observers had praised as orderly and fair; Odinga's refusal to accept defeat seemed graceless and, given Kenya's history of political violence, dangerous. Maraga said the Supreme Court's verdict had been backed by four of the six judges. Many local and global observers-including South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki, and former U.S. Lire la suite »

The Results Of Kenya's Presidential Election Have Been Voided

He had lost by about 1.4 million votes out of roughly 15 million cast. He added: "At the least minimum, we expected that the court would have ordered a recount of the presidential votes". There were "little aberrations here and there", Kerry said in an interview last month with CNN , but Kenya "put together a process that will allow each and every vote's integrity to be proven". Lire la suite »

Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta warns judiciary after it nullifies election

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A seven-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday ruled that Kenya's electoral commission failed to conduct the August presidential polls according to the country's Constitution and its Elections Act. He also said the role of global observers who came to Kenya for the vote must be examined because they put stability ahead of credibility and had "moved fast to sanitize fraud". Lire la suite »

Pro Kabaddi: Jaipur brush aside Gujarat to go third in Zone A

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In the other match, Bengal Warriors made light work of Tamil Thalaivas who staged their usual second half comeback, only to fall short in the dying moments of the game. Gujarat were leading 8-6 in the beginning but Jaipur, who never their more successful rivals so far this season pull away, drew level riding Ajit Singh's two raid points. Lire la suite »

Apple iPhone 8: Siri could be activated by pressing sleep/wake button

Without a home button to press on the tenth anniversary model, this gesture and the " Hey Siri " phrase can be used to activate the virtual assistant. Pressing it will unlock (or wake) the handset. In addition, the gadget will not feature Touch ID below the screen, which will replace the scanner face ID. Lire la suite »

Apple iPhone 8: Siri could be activated by pressing sleep/wake button

Without a home button to press on the tenth anniversary model, this gesture and the " Hey Siri " phrase can be used to activate the virtual assistant. Pressing it will unlock (or wake) the handset. In addition, the gadget will not feature Touch ID below the screen, which will replace the scanner face ID. Lire la suite »

Japan may push for oil embargo after 'intolerable' nuclear test

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The president previously said he would bring "fire and fury like the world has never seen" in response to North Korea's threat of physical action in response to further United Nations sanctions. In a statement published Sunday, Turkey's foreign ministry said the test was "irresponsible and provocative", while ignoring worldwide law and endangering regional peace and security. Lire la suite »

AP: President Trump expected to announce end to DACA

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Nine other Republican attorneys general, as well as one GOP governor, joined the ultimatum , which informed Trump that if he did not kill DACA by Sept. Mr Trump has reportedly been torn over whether to abolish the policy, and has given mixed messages about the scheme. My parents came out here to provide me with a better future and now this is being taken away. Lire la suite »