Showing posts from September 8, 2013
Naresh – It’s a fact: There’s a group of House Republicans actually willing to sabotage our economy to make a political point. Right now, they’re refusing to pass a budget by the September 30th deadline — letting the government shut down — unless Congress decides to defund all of Obamacare, too. The most cynical part is that they’re willing to risk delaying new Social Security benefits and student loans, military pay, and other government services — all in the name of re-fighting a political battle they lost three years ago. Only House leaders have the power to stand up to these bullies and work on a smart budget. Join the people fighting back against this nonsense — tell Speaker Boehner enough already. When it comes to describing this kind of behavior, words fail me. Under other circumstances, I might call this a tantrum — but that doesn’t begin to approach how high these stakes are. Shutting down our government is not a rhetorical bargaining chip or a valid policy position. It’s a re…
Brahimi to join John Kerry & Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Syria13092013
UN envoy on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi to join US Secretary of State, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov in Geneva today. They will explore the feasibility of another round of Geneva-II peace conference for a larger political solution to the Syrian crisis. US and Russian leaders accompanied by a team of experts will hold a second round of negotiations on ways and means to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal after it promised to hand them over under international control. The talks are likely to continue over the next two days. US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Geneva that the international community is watching how Syria delivers on its promise. He said that the action has to be real, comprehensive, verifiable, credible, timely and warned that there will be consequences if it doesn’t take place.Mr. Kerry also rejected the stand by the Syrian President that Syria will hand …
Egypt extends state of emergency13092013
Egypt has extended the state of emergency by another two months. The night long curfew in 14 Governorates or states will continue to be in place. Egyptian President Adly Mansour’s office said that the step has been taken in the wake of continuing turmoil in the country and the assaults on public and private property, as well as, killings by extremist groups. Emergency was clamped last month in the country after hundreds died during the clearing of protest camps in support of the ousted President, Mohammed Mursi. The Egyptian Government has, by and large, been able to contain the violence in the recent past, but a failed assassination attempt on the Interior Minister and attacks by the Islamist militants in Sinai over security forces, has raised concerns about the security situation in the country.
Arjun Singh Chaudhri fashions remarkable come-from-behind win13092013
Forest Hills Golf Resort, Karoran, Mohali, September 12, 2013: NoidaⳊArjun Singh Chaudhri claimed his third professional title with a remarkable come-from-behind victory at the Forest Hills Golf Resort in Karoran situated in Mohali district of Punjab. Chaudhri posted a one-over-71 in the third and final round to total three-under-207 at the third event of the 2013 PGTI Feeder Tour season. DelhiⳠHoney Baisoya carded an even-par-70 on Thursday to finish as the runner-up at one-under-209.
Arjun Singh Chaudhri (65-71-71), who enjoyed an overnight three-shot lead, had a terrible start to the day as he bogeyed the second, fifth and eighth due to some poor hitting. He thus conceded a two-shot lead to Honey Baisoya at the end of nine holes. The 34-year-old Chaudhri then rallied with a birdie on the 10th and a good par-save with a chip-putt on the 12th. Arjun was back on level terms with Baisoya after the latter three-putted …