Nadita File – 10/31/2014
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Fighting ISIS : Sandfly has patrolled the air for Kurdish fighters from Iraq begin entering the Syrian border town of Kobani to join the fight against the ISIS terror group.
Britain based Syrian observatory for human rights says 10 vehicles carrying Iraqi peshmerga fighters have crossed the Turkey – Syria border.
ISIS launched its attack on Kobani in mid September, causing more than 200,000 people to flee to Turkey. More than 800 people have died in the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces.
UN says growing numbers of foreigners joining terror groups are terrifying. 15,000 from Europe and US and West. This is an evidence war on terror is not over.
Ebola Outbreak : Chess heard Maine Judge allowing nurse Kaci Hickox to travel without restrictions. Judge rejected efforts by the state to limit the movements of the medical worker who recently treated Ebola patients in Africa. Judge says Hickox has to continue daily monitoring of her health, and coordinate her travel with state health officials.
Umbertino reported Pentagon exempting its civilian employees who return from Ebola missions in West Africa from the 21 day quarantine required of most returning US military members.
Civilian employees may opt for the quarantine or choose to follow less stringent monitoring under CDC or state guidelines. The civilian workers must pick an option before leaving West Africa.
Thriver gives thumbs up for Canada joining Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola stricken countries in West Africa. Canada’s government says it’s suspending visa applications for residents and national of countries with widespread and persistent intense transmission of the virus.
Canada has not yet had a case of Ebola. WHO has criticized Australia’s travel ban, saying it’s out of proportion to the risk and not supported by evidence.
Other News : Boosterbglee reported Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket explodes during test flight in NE Los Angeles, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another.
Spaceship two’s wreckage reportedly fell in the desert of Mojave air and space port, where the flight originated. Company says it’s working with authorities to determine the cause of the accident.
Virgin Galactic intended to launch space tourism flights once it finished developing its rocket ship.
Incident comes less than a week after an unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the international space station exploded moments after liftoff in VA. Our prayers to the families of the crew tonight. May God give them peace and show them mercy and cover them with grace.
A-J516 almost falls out of his chair to hear Homeland Security Dept employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on Government credit cards. Fed employees who are issued so called purchase cards are allowed to make $3,000 in micro purchases and are not required to disclose those purchases publicly.
DHS employees reportedly put 30,000 of starbucks on the cards in 2013, spending about 12,000 at one Starbucks in Alameda, CA. Several of those purchases were for just under $3,000 micro purchase threshold.
DHS spox says the Starbucks purchases were made for various reasons, following standard purchase card policy and guidance.
Calkid11 can’t believe what he hears, Houston area woman sentenced to three years in prison for putting her boyfriend’s gun in his son’s backpack to get the child in trouble at school. 28 year old Heather Hodges pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a weapon on restricted premises in 2012 case.
Hodges confessed to planting the gun in the 13 year old boy’s backpack for bullying her own children, ages seven and four.
Eburt heard the founder of Mormon’s women’s group who was excommunicated after being found guilty of apostasy this summer loses her appeal. Kate Kelly’s appeal was denied by regional church leaders in VA. Ordain Women was founded in 2013 to push for women to be allowed in the all male lay clergy. Kelly says she’ll appeal to the worldwide leaders of the church of jesus Christ of latte day saints.
Captl1 read Israel reopens contested Jerusalem holy site amid heavy security. The site was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police.
The site, known as Temple Mount to Jews and the noble sanctuary to Muslims, is the holiest place in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam.
Genx4me is praying for Srilankan people. Srilankan authorities warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where scores of homes were swept away this week.
Monsoon rains on Wednesday unleashed a mudslide that’s killed at least 100 people. Officials say the death toll could exceed 200, some 1,600 people in Badulla district are currently in shelters.
Dow climbed 195 points to close at an all time high at 17,390 today. S&P 500 also reached a record, gaining 23 points to 2,017, while Nasdaq rose 63 points to 4,630.
Large gains comes just two weeks after the US market had its biggest slump in two years. Precious metals take a hit at trading today, with gold closing at $1,171, silver at $16.11 and copper at $3.05. Crude oil also slips and slides today, closing at 80.54.
Visa (V) has gained some momentum and was responsible for Dow going green yesterday by adding 125 points. The stock closed at $241.43 and gained 2% more today.
Google is faster in housing data. Google says they can predict monthly home sales in a month faster than MLS. Google uses your search data and power of public surge for insight on consumer trends. Association of Realtors says their program MLS pull data 40% from all markets and more accurate than google.
Wiljor is doing the happy dance as GoPro (GPRO) surged after beating the street earnings. The stock gained 13%, closing at $77.10 today.
Pandora (P) is downgraded and target price is $16/share. Atmel Corp (ATML) is upgraded with target price $9.00. Atmel is possible being eyed for acquisition. Paccar Inc (PCAR) is also upgraded by UBS with target price $75/share. Coty Inc (COTY) is also upgraded with price target $20.00
Citi Bank’s holiday pick list is William Sonoma and Best Buy. Southwest Airlines (LUV) is also flying up with upgrade to buy from neutral with target price $42.
Ryan Riess,a pro poker player who won $8.4M in poker last year, cleared $2M after taxes. He is 24 years old and a savvy investor. He invested in Apple, Union Pacific, Facebook and Disney.
From Dinar Land : Reports are surfacing that ISIL is attracting recruits from at least eight countries. Those are mostly young disillusioned men that were promised money and a better life.
ISIL is well funded and has sophisticated propaganda campaign using the internet in promoting its misguiding message of radical islam. ISIL fighters reported to attack Iraqi security forces in Abu Ghraib district in West Baghdad with casualities in both sides.
US led coalition airstrikes has resumed to help pave the way for Iraqi peshmerga forces to enter the city with their heavy arms to support Kurds in Kobani. 160 Peshmerga forces timing could not have been better as the Kurds in Kobani are outgunned and outnumbered. The peshmerga brought with them cannon and truck mounted machine guns.
ISIL terrorists are killing Sunni tribesmen who resist joining them and it is reported they are targeting former policemen and military personnel in areas they control s they may have some experience in fighting them. Hundreds of tribesmen bodies were uncovered in Anbar province.
They were executed for resisting ISIL which has prompted US to consider sending American advisers to Anbar. Norway is reported to prepare to send 110 troops as part of the coalition to fight ISIL in Iraq.
The soldiers will not engage in any ground combat but will provide training to Iraqi security forces.
Okane likes Iraqi Defense Minister Obeidi said Anbar province will be liberated within a month. He has supervised operation and airstrikes which led of the destruction of ISIL weaponry and artillery.
He told the Iraqi armed and air force commanders that more sophisticated arms, warplanes and attack helicopters are on their way to Iraq. Obeidi added the most urgent task now is protecting and arming the tribes who are resisting ISIS in Anbar province.
The representative of religious authority, Karbalai praised the Iraqi security forces, peshmerga and volunteers for their efforts in fighting ISIS. He urged all Iraqis to stand united to stop the cancer of barbaric criminals from spreading.
Basra province is one of the fastest growing provinces in Iraq and it is attracting local, regional and international investors. A member of Basra Provincial council said there are 100 projects behind schedule in the areas of water and sewage projects, housing, industrial complexes, road and bridges.
Wbuse984 reported Oil Minister Abdul Mahdi said it is difficult to present an accurate 2014 budget with oil price sliding down until the end of the year. Mahdi added Iraq can increase oil exports but it has to be coordinated with OPEC. Even though the demand of crude oil is expected to increase especially from countries like China and India. Lower oil prices will have a direct affect on Iraq’s budget and its deficit.
The governor of CBI will attend a special parliamentary session next week along with the ministers of finance and oil to discuss 2014 budget. European industrialists meeting in Dubai said Iraq is and will always be a lucrative market as the country is rich with natural and human resources. They expressed their confidence in Iraq’s ability to turn the tide against ISIL soon.
From Rumor Land : Delta says the rate will come out at $0.25-$0.35 and gradually increase.
Poppy3 thinks rate will be higher than $1.
Frank26 thinks the rate will come out at 1-1.
Millionday says you should be dancing on the streets. Enorrste sees the currency rising quickly.
OOTW thinks it will be a while yet for rv.
TD still believes there won’t be any rv/ri/rd but LOP. DC says Iraq is ready for currency reform.
TNT Tony says they promise to have it done by weekend.
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