Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Quote of the day: “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” -Wayne Huizenga


The White House: President Trump calls on Congress to end "Diversity Visa Program" after the New York City terrorist attack on Tuesday that left 8 people dead at the hands of, Sayfullo Saipov, who is an Uzbek national who entered the U.S. in 2010 with the lottery system. Trump said, "We don’t want lotteries where the wrong people are in the lotteries and guess what? Who are the suckers that get those people? We want a merit-based system."

Politics: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pushing for the Senate's sexual harassment training to be mandatory due to latest sexual harassment scandals. The senator wrote in a letter, "No one should feel uncomfortable or unsafe at work because of a colleague’s behavior, especially in the halls of the Senate. As a body of elected officials, we Senators have an obligation to set an example."

Business: Forbes magazine releases the list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017, here at the top 10. At number 10, Ginni Rometty: IBM CEO, 9. Ana Patricia Botín, Chair, Santander Group (Spain), 8. Christine Lagarde: Director of IMF, 7. Abigaile Johnson: Fidelity Investments CEO, 6. Susan Wojcicki: YouTube CEO, 5. Mary Barra: GM CEO, 4. Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook COO, 3. Melinda Gates: Gates Foundation, 2. Theresa May: UK Prime Minister, 1. Angela Merkel: German Chancellor. 

U.S.: Wednesday night three people were killed in Walmart shooting in Denver, Colorado when a man walked in opening fire with a handgun. Police were called to the scene but it was too late, the gunman had already left, “The gunman was described as a white male wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a maroon shirt. He fled the scene in a red Mitsubishi Mirage" law enforcement officials are in the hunt for the shooter who still remains at large. 

World: Spain's Supreme Court calls members of Catalonia's parliament for questioning on charges of rebellion and sedition over last month's quest of independence from Spain. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others members traveled to Belgium over the weekend ignoring the court's order, Puigdemont’s lawyer said, "He will not go to Madrid and I have suggested that he be questioned here in Belgium.”

Science/Tech/Health: The Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine and Immunology in San Francisco, has found the molecules in the blood called 'microRNA' that can have the ability to predict premature birth, preeclampsia, and miscarriages during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. "The results predicted miscarriage and late preeclampsia with about 90% accuracy and premature birth before 34 weeks with about 89% accuracy."

Entertainment: Tyrese Gibson says he won't do 'Fast 9' if Dwayne Johnson stays in the series, posting on Instagram, "I'm sorry to announce that if Dwayne is in the Fast9 there will no more Roman." Tyrese is angry at The Rock for pushing back the release of Fast 9 till 2020 due to his star role in 'Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw' movie set to be released in July 2019. Gibson is currently in a court battle with his ex-wife over their 10-year older daughter, which has left him "almost broke". 

Sports: The Houston Astros win the World Series in Game 7 over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1. The Astros claim their first World Series title. "Our team believed in each other all year," said outfielder George Springer who was named World Series MVP. 



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