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Malcolm Turnbull to abolish 457 immigration work visas

Mr Turnbull said the visa change would attract workers with more advanced skills, and mean more Australians would be employed over what he described as cheap foreign workers brought in under the old 457 visa programme. In the 12 months to June 2016, just 3,030 Irish people, including workers, their partners and children, were granted these skilled visas, down 26 per cent from 4,119 the previous year, and 71 per cent since the numbers peaked in 2013.

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Google rolling out revamped My Apps and Games section in Play Store

The new layout wasn't showing up for me when I opened the Play Store, but as I said at the start of the article, I cleared data and that triggered the new look. We were hoping that the company would develop the idea and turn it into a staple of its Play Store, similar to Apple's free app of the week on the App Store.

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General Electric Company (GE) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Friday

Vetr's price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.23% from the company's previous close. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of General Electric Company in a research note on Thursday, March 23rd. If you are reading this article on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of U.S. & global trademark and copyright legislation.

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NBA Playoffs 2017: Celtics vs. Bulls Game 2 live stream

James conveyed his sympathy after Monday morning's shootaround before Game 2 of the series against the Indiana Pacers. The 28-year-old appeared in 76 regular season games during the 2016-2017 regular season while producing a single-season career-high 28.9 points, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds across 33.8 minutes per outing.

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President Trump Hosts 21000 to His 1st Easter Egg Roll

But a downsized version of the 139-year-old event is kicking off early Monday on the South Lawn. During the White House's annual White House Easter Egg Roll , President Donald Trump appeared to have needed a reminder & nudge from First Lady Melania Trump to raise his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.

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Sonu Nigam Shaves Head As Promised. Twitter Is Buzzing

The one who is cutting my hair is a Muslim and I am a Hindu. "Keep your 10 lakhs ready Maulavi (sic)". Sonu ended the interaction by quoting Ahmed Patel's remarks, " Azaan zaruri hai, loudspeaker nahi". Read Also :In this age, everyone has an opinion on other people's deeds: Anuvab Pal He followed it up with three more tweets saying, "And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam".

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Workers plug Alaska North Slope oil well that leaked gas

However, agency spokesperson Suzanne Skadowski says a second crack was discovered that's releasing flammable, explosive gas. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said Friday the spill is ongoing and the volume is unknown, AP reported.

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Trump tries to clarify his stance on China

The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Speaking aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier now undergoing scheduled maintenance at its home port of Yokosuka, Pence said USA intentions remained unwavering in the face of the threat posed by the reclusive North, which has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations sanctions, most recently with a failed missile ...

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CNN Exclusive: Erdogan insists Turkey reforms don't make him a dictator

He said the referendum result ended all debate on forging a stronger presidency, which he argues is needed to prevent instability. He also said Cyprus would closely monitor not only developments in Turkey but also the reactions of other countries and global bodies, such as the European Union.

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Stunned Britain heads for the polls as Theresa May calls snap election

Theresa May announced that she was calling for elections for June 8, almost three years before it was scheduled to happen. Mr Corbyn said Mrs May's decision had given voters the chance "to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first", while Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said the election provided an opportunity to block "a disastrous hard Brexit ".

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United CEO felt 'shame' after seeing video of beaten passenger

Dao went viral, showing security officers yanking his limp body down the aisle of the aircraft as the man yelled out in agony. Dr. David Dao was dragged off a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday, after the crew tried to find four passengers willing to give up their seats to allow four United employees to get on the flight.

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Restaurant group joins suit against Trump over business ties

The lawsuit has not only added new plaintiffs, but has expanded its list of alleged violations to include what's being called "gratuitous Chinese trademarks". When The Washington Post asked the White House for comment, a spokeswoman directed the question to the Trump Organization. The plaintiffs ask U.S.

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Burberry sales growth slows on tough US conditions

Burberry has reported retail sales growth of 3 percent underlying and 19 percent at reported FX to 1,268 million pounds (1,625 million dollars) for the period ended March 31, 2017. The comparable sales growth of 3% was supported by China, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. "In an uncertain environment, we continue to take action to strengthen the brand and reposition Burberry for growth", CEO Christopher Bailey said.

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IBM revenue misses estimates for first time in five quarters

American National Bank now owns 1,411 shares of the technology company's stock worth $246,000 after buying an additional 333 shares during the last quarter. BKD Wealth Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of International Business Machines Corp .by 2.5% in the first quarter. Revenue from "strategic imperatives" was US$7.8 billion in the latest quarter, accounting for 42 per cent of total revenue, up from 37 per cent a year earlier.

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Amazon launches Fire TV Stick in India

Now Amazon brings its Fire TV brand also here with the Fire TV Stick expected to launch in April 2017. Powered by quad-core processor, the stick plugs into HDTV and lets consumers access thousands of movies, games and apps. Amazon also announced a new stand up special with comedian Kenny Sebastian called Don't be that guy, an exclusive animated prequel to Bahubali called the lost legends and Suicide Squads debut on Prime video.

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Syrian opposition welcomes USA strikes on Assad regime

He said the most ideal process would be a political solution that leads to a transitional government. It said Lavrov and his US counterpart agreed to continue discussions on Syria in person. Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria. "The failure related to the recent strike and the recent awful chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia's part to achieve its commitment to the global community", he added.

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Trump Lashes Out at Tax Return Protesters: Who Paid Them?

He also reminded the country that he won the election, implying that the tax returns controversy should be put to bed. Presidents have voluntarily surrendered their returns since the Nixon administration, and though Trump has been repeatedly asked to release his tax returns since before the election, he has refused.

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Markets Right Now: Health care, banks lead US stocks lower

Netflix NFLX.O , the first of the FANG stocks to report, was down 1 percent at $145.70 after the video streaming service provider reported weaker-than-expected subscriber numbers in the first quarter, but forecast strong growth in the current quarter.

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In Japan talks, US VP Pence to seek market access, investment

Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to the United Nations slammed Washington's naval build up in waters off the Korean peninsula, as well as the missile strikes in Syria. Pence told reporters near the Demilitarized Zone on Monday that Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program, a day after the North's failed missile test launch.

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When US President Trump gets a sharp nudge from First Lady Melania

He said that the First Lady has worked for long just to make the event a flawless one and in line with how they want to be. During the White House Easter egg roll, she subtly prodded President Trump in the leg when the national anthem began.

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Pearl Jam Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

From Tupac to Steve Perry and Journey , to a stunning speech from David Letterman about Pearl Jam , the induction ceremony was truly special and memorable, and we've got all the highlights here! It could be the last time we see Perry on stage with Journey , whether he sang a note or not.

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Petrol pumps to shut on Sundays in seven states, Puducherry

Recently, the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD), the apex body of country's petrol outlets, had resolved at its executive committee meeting at Kurukshetra that Sundays would be observed as weekly holidays for all retail outlets in the country.

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Tax Day Protests, Tax Plan Progress47:12

Income taxes had always been something that only applied to the very wealthy, but during World War II - another moment of crisis, when people were more willing to pay - the income tax became a "mass tax" that applied to the middle class as well.

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Finance watchdog FCA sets out Brexit wishlist

The priorities also included a breakdown for the first time of the main issues the regulator is concerned about in each sector, such as retail banking . Banks have already paid out 26.2 billion pounds in PPI compensation to consumers. The FCA pointed to customers locked in to mortgage deals they signed before the financial crisis, which they would not be offered now under a new regime requiring lenders to assess the affordability of the loan.

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United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

The incident comes as the airline deals with a strings of public relations disasters - with a video showing security officers dragging a bloodied passenger off an overbooked United Express flight in Chicago going viral last week. "I'm sure there was a lot of conjecture about me personally" losing his job. It's too soon to say whether the incident has affected customers' willingness to travel with United , particularly since it happened during the week before Easter, when the airline ...

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Pence Stares Down North Korean Troops

A day after North Korea launched its latest test missile, an experiment that ultimately fizzled out, Mr Pence said the USA was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to persuade the North to give up its nuclear arms. "We believe that there is more China can do in terms of sanctions and other economic efforts", Ms Bishop said. Mr Mattis said Sunday's missile test had not involved an intercontinental ballistic missile but had still been reckless.

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Delta and the game theory of overbooking flights

According to Department of Transportation statistics, the major United States airlines bumped 475,054 passengers past year - 434,425 voluntarily and 40,629 involuntarily. A spokesman for Delta said that paying volunteers to give up seats is nothing compared to the savings arising from punctuality. Those and other changes show airlines are scrambling to respond to a public-relations nightmare - the video showing airport officers violently yanking and dragging 69-year-old David Dao from his ...

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Delta expects 'relatively normal' schedule after days of storm disruption

The nightmarish delays that started Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport apparently aren't over after almost four days, as reports of long lines and more flight delays popped up on Saturday morning. Delta Chief Operating Officer Gil West called the storms that pounded Atlanta "unprecedented" and acknowledged the recovery effort could have been better.

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Turkey's European Union entry 'not on the agenda', says Italy

Tana de Zulueta, head of the observer mission, told reporters that the group had paid a courtesy call and held a "cordial" meeting with electoral board members. On Sunday, Turkey held a referendum on the transition from a parliamentary to a presidential system of governance. Turkey's Foreign Ministry released a statement saying it was "saddened" by the OSCE's finding that the referendum fell short of global standards.

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Fernando Alonso fumes at lack of power from McLaren's Honda engine

Once the race had started things didn't particularly improve for McLaren, with Fernando Alonso among the back-markers and struggling with the lack of oomph from his engine. His frustration was evident in his prickly radio messages. "How they can overtake me?" Alonso will now split his time between the upcoming two F1 races in Russian Federation and Spain and his preparations for the Indy 500 ahead of the 101st running of the event on the 28th May.

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Michigan Equal Pay Day focuses on pay imbalance

As Equal Pay Day is observed, it's another reminder that in the 21st century, some women across the country are still not getting paid the same wage as men. Businesses need to take action to help tackle the gender pay gap, according to Young Women's Trust . We must work to close the gender pay gap! Firms will also be required to publish statistics covering pay gaps in bonuses paid out during the year.

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Stock inside Traders Spotlight: The Coca-Cola Company's (KO)

Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) Beverages - Soft Drinks has a Current Ratio of 1.3 with a Quick Ratio value of 1.2. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter past year.

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KKR-backed consortium makes $4.7 bln cash offer for Australia's Tatts

Tatts said its board was assessing how the consortium proposal compared to an offer from betting group Tabcorp that would allow the pair to form an Australian gambling powerhouse. The offer is for the entire Tatts business although the main prize is Tatts' lotteries division. The proposal is subject to the completion of due diligence and the unanimous recommendation of the Tatts board.

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An Average Target Price Forecasts for Stock: NVIDIA Corporation's (NVDA)

Blackrock Incorporated has 0.16% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) for 1.08 million shares. Furthermore, by expanding its business avenues, the company will be able to reduce its dependency on the PC industry, which is now declining.

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Duke's Grayson Allen returning for senior season

In his junior season Allen averaged 14.5 points per game and helped lead the Blue Devils to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament before being knocked out by SC. Allen was spectacular as a sophomore in 2015-16, but his numbers took a step backwards during his controversial junior season. Other than Allen and possibly Jackson, Duke has four other veteran scholarship players on the roster, none of whom scored a total of 40 points past year.


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