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Pacer Advisors Inc. Sells 325 Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI)

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The company had a trading volume of 5,385,339 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 55,509 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,077,974.05. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ATVI in report on Tuesday, September 15 with "Overweight" rating. Closely-held shares are those owned by insiders, major shareholders and employees, while restricted stock refers to insider shares that can not be traded because of a ... Read More »

Loan waiver has become fashion, should be waived in extreme situations: Naidu

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On Wednesday, the Karnataka government announced that it will waive cooperative bank loans to farmers, becoming the latest state to offer a write-off amid growing farm unrest in the country. "When you waive loans of the rich then you don't find it to be a "fashion". Additional forces and riot control vehicles have been sent to the spot. Read More »

ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque In Mosul As Iraqi Forces Close In

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The mosque was destroyed as Iraq's elite Counter Terrorism Service units, which have been battling their way through Mosul's Old City, got within 50 meters of it, according to an Iraqi military statement . "This will not prevent us from removing them, no, killing them not removing them, inside the Old City, " Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, senior CTS commander in Mosul, said in a video posted over a messaging app. Read More »

Bus drivers wear skirts after shorts banned

Denouncing "unacceptable" working conditions in buses that have no air conditioning, half a dozen of them took a stand by wearing skirts for the day. A sweaty bus is no one's ideal place to be during the summer, so hopefully drivers can find some way to cool off while they work in the heat. Read More »

Germany vs Chile 22 June 2017: Confederation Cup Preview and Predictions

They are very, very direct and very quick. Milos Degenek is confident Australia can match whatever Cameroon throw at them as the two sides look to stave off an early exit from the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg . With half a dozen key players rested this summer ahead of next year's World Cup title defence in Russia , Germany coach Joachim Loew brought a young team to Russia . Read More »

Kumble controversy overshadows India arrival for Windies series

The BCCI has now deputed its general manager Dr M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour. The BCCI made it clear on Wednesday that the new coach will be announced before the Sri Lanka tour. I see the Coach's role akin to "holding a mirror" to drive self-improvement in the team's interest. "Let me reiterate that it has been an absolutely privilege to have served as Head Coach for the last one year". Read More »

What the Senate health bill covers: Darcy cartoon

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris must fight this perversion of the democratic process with every tool at their disposal. They unanimously oppose the GOP bill but lack the votes to defeat it. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said it would be "a non-starter" if the developing bill's subsidies are as large as Obama's. Earlier Wednesday, conservative Sen. Read More »

Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

At the time, the State Department said it communicated - quote - "concerns" to Turkey over the confrontation, and today said - quote - "We will weigh additional actions". However, the city's police chief said investigators had insufficient evidence to charge Erdogan in what he characterized as a "pretty brutal" attack. Read More »

Trump says China 'tried' but failed on North Korea

Doctors last week described Warmbier's condition upon his return June 13 as a state of " unresponsive wakefulness " and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. The White House is reported to have been quietly pushing for the release of three other prisoners still detained in the country. Republican Sen. Rob Portman said North Korea should be "universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior". Read More »

Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

The 6th District seat has been solidly Republican , but Democrat Ossoff got 48 percent in a crowded April 18 election to almost win the seat outright and fuel Democratic optimism about repudiating Trump . "I think it's very concerning that that tactic still has some punch", Tim Ryan said of the challenges Ossoff faced, "It's part of the broader national brand that average people don't feel connected to the Democratic Party ". Read More »

Ireland's Varadkar says reassured by UK PM May over DUP deal

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The Queen's Speech is read by the Sovereign in the House of Lords to mark the start of the parliamentary year. She has promised to work with "humility and resolve", insisting that the rest of government business will not be put on hold during the Brussels negotiations, promising measures to build a stronger economy, protect consumers, tackle domestic violence and fix a "dysfunctional" housing market. Read More »

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

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The FBI said the gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson , was living in his vehicle in the greater Washington , D.C., area since March before he launched the attack on June 14 . He also took photos of the ballfield at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, where the shooting took place, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't believe he used any of them for surveillance. Read More »

US Soldiers Killed Battling ISIS, Taliban in Afghanistan

According to Attahullah Khogyani , a spokesman for the governor of the province of Nangarhar, two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the attack, and one of the wounded died later. Airstrikes by American warplanes have greatly increased in recent months, as US President Donald Trump considers requests from military commanders for thousands more global troops. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT) and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming and Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday. Also like the House bill, the Senate measure would block federal payments to Planned Parenthood , one source said. With 52 Republicans in the Senate, the vote is expected to come down to a handful of key Republicans, who may vote against the bill. Read More »

British PM May presents bills to take Britain out of EU

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Pictures of the opening session of the talk also sparked criticism over the lack of diversity in the negotiating teams. The documentary, along with machinations that have underpinned the beginnings of the Brexit process in government, follows former Ukip leader Nigel Farage to the US as he strengthens his ties with US President Donald Trump. Read More »

Un député LREM évoque "le début de la charia" — Affaire Ferrand

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Invité de Jean-Jacques Bourdin sur le plateau de BFM TV, le nouveau député La République en marche (LREM) Joachim Son-Forget a fait un premier plateau national remarqué en s'exprimant sur les démêlés judiciaires de Richard Ferrand, impliqué dans une opération immobilière douteuse à l'époque où il était président des Mutuelles de Bretagne . Read More »

Michael Frandzel: Senate stealing health, helping the rich

Dave Brat, R-Va., said Wednesday, employing a mangled word used by former President George W. Bush. "I think we have to really take a look at this, and I think the American people need to take a look at it", Johnson told Bloomberg. The initial bill drafted by the House Republican leadership was too Obamacare familiar for many conservatives, so it failed to even be taken up for a vote. Read More »