The independence of Kurdish Iraq is just a matter of time. That’s the message from the head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The announcement comes … Via Youtube
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Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers face 25 percent pay cut By Joseph Lorenz 25 May 2017 The Eastern Michigan University administration is attempting to cut the pay for new part-time lecturers by 25 percent and eliminate promotions and job security for current employees. Part-time lecturers have demonstrated against these demands, which management is seeking […]
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In 2001, Texas-based energy giant Enron shocked the world by declaring bankruptcy. Thousands of employees lost their jobs, and investors lost billions. As a scholar who studies the legal and policy issues pertaining to school choice, I’ve observed that the same type of fraud that occurred at Enron has been cropping up in the charter school sector. A handful […]
Source: Is Charter School Fraud the Next Enron?
Photo by A McLin | CC BY 2.0 SHARMINI PERIES: Just prior to the economic collapse of 2007-2008 there were several economic indicators which could have given us a clue of the impending disaster. If we look at the economic situation today in the US, we find many of these very same indicators. Housing prices […]
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Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.
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China's football authority wants a 100% tax on loss-making clubs that sign foreign players.
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Three people have been killed and hundred of homes destroyed as Russia declares a state of emergency.
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President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2017.
The reaction seen from Iranian state media outlets to the visit paid by US President Donald Trump last week to Saudi Arabia have been unorthodox, to say the least.
State-run IRIB TV, May 22:
Following Zarif’s undiplomatic and unprofessional remarks, Amir Abdullahian — an adviser to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and known to be close with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — provided a different perspective.
“First of all, they intend to strike a blow to the axis of resistance (read Iran’s coalition) in the region,” he said in remarks aired by IRIB TV. “This is a very important entity in the region as it has provided Iran’s utmost national security and interests.”
“This is the initiative pursue by the Saudis following the election of Mr. Trump,” Abdullahian continued. “In response to the existing Saudi Arabia, with a group of warmongering extremists at the helm, we must react with ...
Four children, including three girls, were killed and as many others injured on Thursday in lightning in Bihar's Bhagalpur district.
The lightning struck the children when they were picking mangos in an orchard at Siya village, Kahalgaon Circle Officer Radhamohan Singh said.
Four children, aged between 10 years and 14 years, died on the spot, while four others who were collecting mangos with them suffered burn injuries, he said.
Source: Lightning claims lives of four children in Bihar
Asteroids which could wipe out an entire continent are hidden by the Taurids meteor shower, astronomers claimAsteroids which could wipe out an entire continent are hidden by the Taurids meteor shower, astronomers claim
The annual Taurids meteor shower is one of the highlights of the stargazing calendar. But the comet that causes this natural wonder could be hiding gigantic asteroids which are large enough to wipe out whole continents.
That's the warning from a team of academics at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Science, who have been keeping a close eye on the Taurids.
Each year in late October and November, Earth's skies light up with shooting stars when the Earth passes through debris called the Taurids which is left behind by comet Encke.
However, the Czech astronomers claimed that asteroids called 2015 TX24 and 2005 UR are "direct members" of an undiscovered "branch" of the Taurids.
Source: Asteroids which could wipe out an entire continent are hidden by the Taurids meteor shower, astronomers claim