US President Claims US Can Act On I...

US President Donald Trump said if China will not act against North Korea, Washington is ready to take on Pyongyang without Beijing. This statement com...

Entrance Exam Failure For Initial S...

According to an analysis of government data regarding education, England's students are likely to fail their first choice of schools. The problem is e...

Donald Trump’s Executive Orde...

According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, US President Donald Trump's executive order to suspend the coming of the citizens of seven Muslim ...

‘Hollyweed’: Vandals Su...

Overnight, before the new year, a vandal had successfully changed the tourist attraction "Hollywood" sign to read "Hollyweed." The man -- seen in surv...

US President Claims US Can Act On Its Own Against Possible North Korean Threat

US President Donald Trump said if China will not act against North Korea, Washington is ready to take on Pyongyang without Beijing. This statement comes after the President was asked about discussing the issue of North Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping, scheduled to meet with him in is Mar-a-lago estate in South Florida. The two would discuss territorial disputes in the South China Sea and North Korea.

According to US Donald Trump, the US would offer unbarred trade and facilitated services to China to work with the United States against North Korea. However, he said that if China will not cooperate, the United States can “totally” handle the situation in North Korea.

When asked about his methods to tackle North Korea, he said he would not say because he “was not the United States of the past” where ” we tell you where we are going to hit in the Middle East.”

US and Chinese relationships have strained even before Trump had assumed office in January. During his campaign, he said Beijing was using unfair trade practices and that he too may raise import taxes on Chinese goods and create other measures to ensure they would respect US trade rules. However, the President’s stance is not yet clear whether he would stand by such.

Trump stressed that Beijing and China “should cooperate” as no alternative exists. However, Former Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Beijing is unlikely to cooperate with the United States. One who has worked on North Korea with China, China has yet to use their influence to have North Korea stand down in the last two decades.

Entrance Exam Failure For Initial School Choice Expected To Increase This Year

According to an analysis of government data regarding education, England’s students are likely to fail their first choice of schools. The problem is expected to get worse in the coming years with the increased number of 16,000 applicants. An increasing number of parents in England have failed to secure their children a place in their initial school of choice.

According to the Good Schools Guide, 90,000 children are unlikely to be part of their first choice school. Data from the previous year reveals that 84.1% of students attended school in their secondary choice. Official data from Birmingham, Bradford, Liverpool and Slough revealed authorities did not qualify about 25% of applicants for first choice schools, in London, 69% of applicants had received their first choice school.

According to Good Schools Guide Chief Bernadette John, parents are gravely disappointed with the school offers authorities had given their children. John said there is more than just academics that could fit a child’s personality and educational temperance. She said children might not do so well in a highly-academic school compared to those who are used to such.

Sutton Trust’s research reveals that poorer students are unlikely to win positions in top state schools. According to the charity, the wealthier parents and influence of such parents could win their children slots in coveted schools. The Trust also revealed that Faith or Orthodox schools are most selective of students despite their students performing well against academics.

Donald Trump’s Executive Order Is Illegal

According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel, US President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend the coming of the citizens of seven Muslim majority nations into America would receive equal treatment as with all executive orders in “the courts.” As he fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates over his immigration order, the latter saying the order is immoral and “possibly unlawful,” Government lawyers may only do so much for Trump’s executive order.

The American Civil Liberties Union had their request for temporary days-length stays for asylum seekers and refugees granted. The ACLU said stripping refugees and asylum petitioners their right to Due Process and Equal Protection — as guaranteed by America’s constitution, makes the executive order unlawful.

However, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Trump’s act is illegal because it does not “adhere to the constitution.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had lodged its case against America on behalf of Muslim-Americans the ban directly affects.  

According to opposition against Donald Trump, the action violates both the Fifth and Fourteenth amendment that guarantees the “due process of the law” by denying entry to individuals with valid Visas. According to Slate Contributor Joseph Stern, the concept of due process was to ensure “the king’s ability to order unlawful arrests” is limited and the new executive order was an ability to use the king’s unfair power.

‘Hollyweed’: Vandals Successfully Alter Iconic Los Angeles Sign

Overnight, before the new year, a vandal had successfully changed the tourist attraction “Hollywood” sign to read “Hollyweed.” The man — seen in surveillance videos as wearing black — had scaled the sign and thrown huge black and white tarpaulins over the Hollywood’s “O’s” to change the shape of the letters to look like “e’s.”

According to LAPD Sergeant Robert Payan, the person climbed a protective fence around the sign and scaled each letter to make the changes.

Many said the prank is a reference to the Californian vote to approve the recreational use of Marijuana in the state by 2018. This is the second time the sign has been altered to read “Hollyweed,” — the first was in 1976 when California State University Student Daniel Finegood scaled the Mountain and made the changes using $50 worth of curtains for his final school project. This earned him a grade of “A.”

The original “Hollywood” sign was not meant to promote Hollywood but instead a small housing development project in 1923. The project was originally named “Hollywoodland” and the Hollywood sign had the last four letters. Unfortunately, the last four “land” letters deteriorated and authorities removed them in the 1940s.

Work Accident Claims: The Basics Of Filing Your Complaint

Employees often cite colleague or managerial pressure, shame or disappointment as primary reasons they do not file a complaint regarding work-related injuries. As most would put it, the company insurance can handle the medical bills and other resulting bills such as treatments and rehabilitations. But if a negligent party is indeed responsible for one’s injuries that could affect one’s livelihood, then he or she deserves to pay the victims compensation.

Work accident claims for negligence that resulted to livelihood or psychological damages could amount to thousands of pounds in damages. representatives could help victims have themselves evaluated psychologically especially if the negligence caused trauma or livelihood damages.  A medical certificate should help prove the extent of damages dealt against the victim.

The company may choose to represent the negligent employee but the contract regarding the compensation should make clear that all issues regarding the damages be addressed permanently or for as long as the victim suffers the injuries or survives — especially for livelihood damages. Employees can have their representatives approach the HR department of any company to resolve these issues quickly.

In any case, unsettled negligence is punishable by law. Should the negligent party not agree to terms regarding an employee’s proven injuries by evidence and expertise, the victim could have representatives establish court action.

Tesco Faces Huge £100m Legal Claim Over Accounting Scandal

Supermarket chain Tesco was fined about £100m from 125 investors who said they lost money because of an accounting scandal in the supermarket chain in 2014.

On Monday, the legal action would prove that the chain have made ‘misleading statements to the stock market’ that deceived even the institutional investors of the chain.

Bentham Europe — who specialises in Funding Litigation — would bankroll Stewarts Law who is handling the case.

Tesco Chief Executive Dave Lewis’ efforts to reverse the darker days of the accounting scandal are put down the drain.

In September 2014, Tesco’s stock market value plunged by £2bn after the company warned of “serious issues” in its accounts.

Tesco said during this time, it would need to handle its worst-ever crisis and its market value further dropped by a billion pounds in October 2014 after reports of a 92pc drop in interim profits with the accounting deficit increasing to more than £250mn.

“The misstatement of profits leading to a dramatic collapse in the Tesco share price caused substantial damage to many shareholders who manage money for thousands of investors”, said Jeremy Marshall, chief investment officer of Bentham Europe.

“Tesco has misstated its accounts, and in particular its treatment of payments from suppliers, to give the appearance of static trading margins”, Sean Upson, partner at Stewarts Law. “The reality was that those margins were falling. Institutional investors were therefore misled when making investment decisions in respect of Tesco. This is precisely the type of wrongdoing which the Financial Services and Markets Act was designed to redress and therefore to prevent.”

World Bank To Focus On Removing Inequality

To meet the goal of eliminating extreme poverty and helping poor countries remove the gap between the rich and poor, the International Monetary Fund renews its campaign.

The IMF warns that the gap between rich and poor is deterring the Fund’s objective of removing extreme poverty by 2030. It highlighted that people living in the extreme poverty benchmark — those who earn $1.90 or less a day, had continued to fall despite global economic woes.

However, it said the speed is not enough as nations would have to meet certain goals that would increase the removal of 100 million living in poverty to more than 200 million in the coming years.

According to IMF President Jim Yong-Kim:

“It’s remarkable that countries have continued to reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity at a time when the global economy is underperforming – but still far too many people live with far too little,” said Kim.

“Unless we can resume faster global growth and reduce inequality, we risk missing our World Bank target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. The message is clear: to end poverty, we must make growth work for the poorest, and one of the surest ways to do that is to reduce high inequality, especially in those countries where many poor people live.”

Amazon Fined For Risky Air Transport of Goods

The Southwark Crown Court found Amazon guilty of shipping potentially-explosive and dangerous goods by air penalising the latter £65,000 for negligence and violation of safety rules.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had halted the four transports that carried lithium-ion batteries and flammable gas aerosols between January 2014 and June 2015.

The CAA said the inclusion of such cargo would have placed the lives of travellers on-board the plane at risk.

Lithium-ion batteries are used in most gadgets but have a likelihood of exploding when transported in thinner atmospheric layers.

“The safety of the public, our customers, employees and partners is an absolute priority.  We ship millions of products every week and are confident in the sophisticated technologies and processes we have developed to detect potential shipping hazards. We are constantly working to further improve and will continue to work with the CAA in this area,” Amazon said in a statement released on Friday.

The Southwark Crown Court handed a total of 11 counts and redacted one after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

Air Navigation Regulations stipulate how packages must be handled when transported by air and have stringent rules on packing, marking, labeling and documentation.

A recent investigation by ProPublica, which looked at 250 Amazon products over several weeks, found that Amazon’s algorithms push customers towards more expensive products.

Amazon told the researchers that the algorithms are complex and consider many different factor.

Noise Was Likely ‘Terrestrial Interference’

According to a Russian team of scientists in the Ratan-600, the signal that seemingly originated from a distant start named HD 164595 is likely the result of “terrestrial interference”. It said the possibility the signal came from Earth is still a high probability.

The Ratan-600 telescope in the Zelenchukskaya  in the Caucasus mountains along the European and Asian borders, said the signal — after undergoing “subsequent processing and analysis of the original signal” — revealed its most probable terrestrial origin.

Yulia Sotnikova of the RAS said on behalf of astronomers from Moscow State University (MSU) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the signal cannot be confirmed effectively.

The Ratan-600 is a valuable instrument for collecting weak signals from larger areas of the universe than most telescopes can study. “Such observations at Ratan-600 are made possible owing to its large collecting area of thousands of square meters, and this high sensibility of the telescope allows us to search for extremely weak signals in the Universe,” wrote Sotnikova. Those weak signals are valuable to astronomers searching the universe for something new: any artificial signal would likely be undetectable by most means.

Panic in JFK Airport After Ringing Gunshots

About hundreds of flight passengers were evacuated from the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York after several gunshots were heard inside the facility. The police evacuated Terminal 8 around 930 PM local time after it had received reports of shots fired near the departures area.

New York Police Department officers rushed to the scene. According to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Department Police Spokesman Joe Pentangelo, no firearm, rounds or shell casings or other evidence of shots fired had been found.

Other Terminals were also shut down after reports of gunshots in the area. Passengers posted pictures and videos on Twitter with people gathering outside the terminals.

However, no one was injured during the care as there was no stampede. People had exited the facilities in an orderly fashion.