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SEBI fines Tata Steel Rs 10 lakh for delayed disclosure

Markets regulator SEBI on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Tata Steel for the delay in making a necessary disclosure about its increased shareholding in a group firm, Tinplate Company of India Ltd.

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Cuomo's belated restoration of felon voting rights is welcome, but he's motivated by pure cynicism

In a surprise move, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he would issue an executive order to restore the voting rights of most of New York’s 35,000 citizens who are currently disenfranchised because they are on parole for a felony convi
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Cuomo's belated restoration of felon voting rights is welcome, but he's motivated by pure cynicism

In a surprise move, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he would issue an executive order to restore the voting rights of most of New York’s 35,000 citizens who are currently disenfranchised because they are on parole for a felony conviction. This is a welcome development that will help curtail a policy that is rooted in white supremacy. However, it will still leave tens of thousands of incarcerated citizens without voting rights. Furthermore, by excluding parolees who have committed certain crimes, this solution gives the governor undeserved discretion over who gets to the right to vote. And given that Cuomo’s been in office for over seven years, it’s only natural to wonder why he waited so long to use his executive powers. It’s hard to see this decision as anything other than a transparent reaction to the fact that Cuomo now faces a serious primary challenge from the left from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, who has harshly criticized the governor’s record on voting rights. Indeed, for years, Cuomo has been a master of cynically doing the bare minimum to placate the left while forever thwarting more substantive reforms. In a true display of chutzpah, Cuomo tried to blame Republicans in the state for blocking a bill to reform the state’s felony disenfranchisement laws. But Cuomo almost single-handedly ensured that those very same Republicans would remain in power by signing off on their extreme gerrymander at the start of the decade and by propping up a faction of renegade Democrats known as the IDC who for years have allowed the GOP to retain control of the Senate. Cuomo has tried his best to appear as if he's a champion of voting rights, but his actions have repeatedly stymied efforts to improve democracy by passing early voting, automatic and same-day voter registration, and an end to gerrymandering. But only now that he and his IDC allies face a threat to their political careers has Cuomo finally begun to take steps toward expanding voting rights. Restoring voting rights to citizens who have served their time is the right thing to do, but if Cuomo wins a third term this fall, expect him to suddenly forget how to do the right thing anymore.

Republican appointed to succeed lawmaker killed by drunk driver failed to disclose his own DUIs

The Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday that in 2003, when Luke Messer was persuading local Indiana GOP leaders to appoint him to replace a state representative who had been killed by a drunk driver, Messer kept his own two DUIs a secret. Messer got th
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Republican appointed to succeed lawmaker killed by drunk driver failed to disclose his own DUIs

The Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday that in 2003, when Luke Messer was persuading local Indiana GOP leaders to appoint him to replace a state representative who had been killed by a drunk driver, Messer kept his own two DUIs a secret. Messer got the job, which he used to launch a political career that would lead to his election to the House in 2012. Messer is now running in the three-way May 8 primary to take on Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. Both DUIs, which happened when Messer was in his 20s, eventually became public, though he wasn't the one who revealed either of them. In 2009, around the time that Messer was unsuccessfully challenging then-Rep. Dan Burton in the primary, an anonymous person mailed court documents to the media about his 1995 conviction. Three years later, Messer's Democratic foe brought a previously-unknown 1990 charge to light. However, several of the local party leaders who picked Messer for the state House seat in 2003 told the Star that they didn't know about either DUI until the paper contacted them for the story. Several of them said they were not happy he hadn't told them 15 years ago, and that he probably wouldn’t have been selected had they known.

ICE kept a 22-year-old man with Down Syndrome detained for three weeks

Campaign Action Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Juan Gaspar-García, a 22-year-old diabetic man with Down syndrome, during a workplace raid and kept him detained for three weeks before releasing him to his outraged Florida community. 
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ICE kept a 22-year-old man with Down Syndrome detained for three weeks

Campaign Action Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Juan Gaspar-García, a 22-year-old diabetic man with Down syndrome, during a workplace raid and kept him detained for three weeks before releasing him to his outraged Florida community.  According to the Miami Herald, “federal authorities insist that it was not an immigration raid but a ‘criminal search’ conducted at the business.” Yet both Gaspar-García and his brother, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, were swept up. Under DACA requirements, applicants must pass a background check. Gaspar-García is DACA-eligible, but had not applied for protections. “My brother does not have the ability to understand certain situations without a proper explanation because he has Down syndrome, and probably does not understand why he is there or what is happening,” his sister Dolores Gaspar-García said during his detention. “He also has diabetes, he takes medication and it is very important that he is with us so we can take care of his special needs.” ICE initially released the DACA-protected sibling—his name is not yet available—but kept Gaspar-García detained, with threats to deport him to Guatemala. Gaspar-García came to the U.S. at just 14 following his mom’s death. His siblings and dad all live in Florida, meaning he would be deported to a country where he’d have no one to help care for him.

Republicans' tax cut scam proving a windfall for Wall Street, making it a hard sell on Main Street

Republicans are already finding it a challenge to run on their single new legislative accomplishment in the Trump era—the tax scam. Voters are underwhelmed by it, if not downright hostile to it, and most people just aren't going to see much relief from it a
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Republicans' tax cut scam proving a windfall for Wall Street, making it a hard sell on Main Street

Republicans are already finding it a challenge to run on their single new legislative accomplishment in the Trump era—the tax scam. Voters are underwhelmed by it, if not downright hostile to it, and most people just aren't going to see much relief from it at all. Meanwhile, they're seeing headlines like this: «Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law.» That's probably not going to be helping the Republicans' PR job here. Big publicly traded banks—such JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America—typically kick off the earnings season. Their reports for the January-March quarter are giving investors and the public their first glimpse into how the new tax law is impacting Corporate America. […] JPMorgan Chase said it had a first-quarter tax rate of 18.3 percent, Goldman Sachs paid just 17.2 percent in taxes, and the highest-taxed bank of the six majors, Citigroup, had a tax rate of 23.7 percent. This is just one quarter’s results, however, and bank executives at the big six firms have estimated that their full-year tax rates will be something closer to 20 percent to 22 percent. Remember the old corporate federal rate was 35 percent, and because these banks tend to have more U.S.-based holdings than other corporations, being U.S. banks, they've paid among the highest rates. With all the previous existing loopholes, they tended to pay between 28-31 percent of their income under the previous rates. So, yes, the new law is a windfall for them, putting them on track to save an estimated $19 billion this year. That $19 billion could sure feed and house a lot of poor people, were it going into the treasury instead of to stockholders.

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Japan has no immediate plan to bring US tariffs to WTO

Japan is the only major U.S. ally that did not receive exemptions from President Donald Trump#39;s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports
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Japan has no immediate plan to bring US tariffs to WTO

Japan is the only major U.S. ally that did not receive exemptions from President Donald Trump#39;s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

LoU ban: Prabhu says to call bankers-exporters meet soon

He said without going into the definition of the priority sector lending, we need to understand that credit flow to exporters is the «most priority sector».
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LoU ban: Prabhu says to call bankers-exporters meet soon

He said without going into the definition of the priority sector lending, we need to understand that credit flow to exporters is the «most priority sector».

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Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet

Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that shows the year-old startup has closed on $36.1 million. The
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Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet

Orchid Labs, a San Francisco-based startup that’s developing a a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet, has raised a bunch of funding, according to a newly processed SEC filing that shows the year-old startup has closed on $36.1 million. The money comes just five months after Orchid closed on a separate, $4.5 million in funding from […]

Nintendo Labo review

I’m here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I’m a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton movie. In the fourth grade, I attem
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Nintendo Labo review

I’m here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I’m a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton movie. In the fourth grade, I attempted to build Mission Santa Barbara out of sugar cubes. […]

SmugMug acquires Flickr

Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said heR
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SmugMug acquires Flickr

Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said he’s still figuring out his actual plans: “It sounds silly for the CEO to […]

Friday Night Lights is on Hulu now. You’re welcome.

Friday Night Lights, the football show that was never just about football (and one of the best shows on television), is now streaming on Hulu. Say goodbye to the weekend is all I’m saying. Hailed as one of the most honest depictions of a functioning adu
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Friday Night Lights is on Hulu now. You’re welcome.

Friday Night Lights, the football show that was never just about football (and one of the best shows on television), is now streaming on Hulu. Say goodbye to the weekend is all I’m saying. Hailed as one of the most honest depictions of a functioning adult relationship in its portrayal of the husband and wife […]

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Acuff fiddle reunited with owner, lent to Tennessee museum

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A rare fiddle believed to have once been owned by the late country music star Roy Acuff will be exhibited at a Tennessee museum after it was nearly sold at a Goodwill auction earlier. WBIR-TV reports that owner Lamar Peek, of Missouri
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Acuff fiddle reunited with owner, lent to Tennessee museum

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A rare fiddle believed to have once been owned by the late country music star Roy Acuff will be exhibited at a Tennessee museum after it was nearly sold at a Goodwill auction earlier. WBIR-TV reports that owner Lamar Peek, of Missouri, is loaning the fiddle ...

Authorities: Woman disrupted London-to-Salt Lake City flight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a woman was arrested after she disrupted a flight from London to Salt Lake City and attacked a federal air marshal. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah allege that 45-year-old Sarah Beach threw coffee on passen
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Authorities: Woman disrupted London-to-Salt Lake City flight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a woman was arrested after she disrupted a flight from London to Salt Lake City and attacked a federal air marshal. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah allege that 45-year-old Sarah Beach threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart and ...

Woman held in Salt Lake City in air marshal attack case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a 45-year-old woman was arrested after she was accused of disrupting a London-to-Salt Lake City airline flight and attacking a federal air marshal. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah allege that Sarah Beach th
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Woman held in Salt Lake City in air marshal attack case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a 45-year-old woman was arrested after she was accused of disrupting a London-to-Salt Lake City airline flight and attacking a federal air marshal. Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Utah allege that Sarah Beach threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart ...

Marvel super heroes show opening at Seattle's MoPop museum

SEATTLE (AP) - Marvel's super heroes are assembling in Seattle. The Museum of Pop Culture is opening an exhibit exploring eight decades of heroes created by Marvel Entertainment. The «Universe of Super Heroes» show begins Saturday and explores th
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Marvel super heroes show opening at Seattle's MoPop museum

SEATTLE (AP) - Marvel's super heroes are assembling in Seattle. The Museum of Pop Culture is opening an exhibit exploring eight decades of heroes created by Marvel Entertainment. The «Universe of Super Heroes» show begins Saturday and explores the nexus between the comic book pages, the television shows and the ...

The North Face Turned Recyclables From National Parks Into Clothing

Like most folks who wear its clothing or use its outdoor gear, The North Face is a big fan of our national parks. This week, the company announced a new way it’s helping […] The post The North Face Turned Recyclables From National Parks Into Cloth
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The North Face Turned Recyclables From National Parks Into Clothing

Like most folks who wear its clothing or use its outdoor gear, The North Face is a big fan of our national parks. This week, the company announced a new way it’s helping […] The post The North Face Turned Recyclables From National Parks Into Clothing appeared first on Geek.com.

Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

Google has been struggling to come up with a compelling messaging app for its mobile platform. Two years back, it began work on Allo, a new application for Android users that would finally […] The post Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Mes
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Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android

Google has been struggling to come up with a compelling messaging app for its mobile platform. Two years back, it began work on Allo, a new application for Android users that would finally […] The post Google Rolls Out “Chat,” Another New Way to Message on Android appeared first on Geek.com.

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Browns GM hints team will select Josh Allen with first pick

New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey has played it close to the vest heading into next week’s 2018 NFL Draft. Well, until now.In speaking to the media on Thursday, Dorsey could have very well told us who he plans on selecting No. 1 overall in th
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Browns GM hints team will select Josh Allen with first pick

New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey has played it close to the vest heading into next week’s 2018 NFL Draft. Well, until now.In speaking to the media on Thursday, Dorsey could have very well told us who he plans on selecting No. 1 overall in the draft.“You all laugh at me when I say it, but I think hand size is important,” Dorsey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “With that being said, hand size in November and December, when it’s snowing, raining, it’s getting muddy. We all know the elements in Cleveland are going to play a role.”If hand size is really that important based on what Dorsey calls the “elements in Cleveland,” Josh Allen will more than likely be the pick. He’s the only top-flight quarterback whose hands measured in at over 10 inches during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.Allen has been linked a whole lot to the Browns during the pre-draft process. Despite this, some would view an Allen selection No. 1 overall as a major reach for a Browns team that’s in desperate need to add t

Cardinals beat Reds 4-2, spoil Riggleman's debut as manager

Michael Wacha kept up his strong pitching against Cincinnati, Yadier Molina hit two-run double in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals won 4-2
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Cardinals beat Reds 4-2, spoil Riggleman's debut as manager

Michael Wacha kept up his strong pitching against Cincinnati, Yadier Molina hit two-run double in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals won 4-2

Young aces Teheran, deGrom square off (Apr 20, 2018)

ATLANTA -- Julio Teheran was 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in two starts in New York against the Mets last season and 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three home outings.
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Young aces Teheran, deGrom square off (Apr 20, 2018)

ATLANTA -- Julio Teheran was 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in two starts in New York against the Mets last season and 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three home outings.

Cespedes has go-ahead single as Mets top Braves in 12th

ATLANTA (AP) Yoenis Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
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Cespedes has go-ahead single as Mets top Braves in 12th

ATLANTA (AP) Yoenis Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Marlins fail to put runs on the board, get shutout in Milwaukee 8-0

The Marlins have struggled to throw strikes the first two games of the series. Miami pitchers have walked 15, hit two batters and thrown three wild pitches.
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Marlins fail to put runs on the board, get shutout in Milwaukee 8-0

The Marlins have struggled to throw strikes the first two games of the series. Miami pitchers have walked 15, hit two batters and thrown three wild pitches.

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