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Usda Issues Permit To Santa Claus, Allowing Reindeer Into United States

http://shennasummersetplanet.beeplog.com/292148_3075450.htm as the US Department of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Claus of the North Pole, a broker with Worldwide Gifts, Unlimited. The permit will allow reindeer to enter and exit the United States between the hours of 6 PM December 24, 2013 and 6 AM December 25, 2013, through or over any northern border port. During this season of giving, USDA wants to do everything in its power to help Santa, said Dr. John R. Clifford, USDAs Chief Veterinary Officer. We agreed to waive the normal application fees and entry inspection/overtime costs, provided he winks his eye and wishes port personnel a Merry Christmas at the time of crossing. APHIS also waived the normally applicable disease testing requirements, as the North Pole is recognized by APHIS as negligible risk for all livestock diseases and at a recent inspection, the reindeer were found to be healthy and able to prance and paw with each hoof.
More: http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/12/24/usda-issues-permit-santa-claus-allowing-reindeer-united-states

United States' outdated credit cards ripe for Target-style hacks

Owen will retire from the North American Flat-Rolled-Operations. Effective 1 January 2014 John J. Quaid will take up the role of VP Iron Ore, which is a newly-created position and he will be in charge of all the mining operations. He will report to Douglas R. Matthews, the Sr VP North American Flat-Rolled-Operations. The 41- year old Quaid, joinedUnited States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) in 2002 and has moved through various positions in investor relations, business-planning, U.S Steels European operations, accounting & finance.
More: http://nysepost.com/united-states-steel-corporation-nysex-changes-in-executive-management-30255

CORRECTED - Iran's Rouhani eyes rebuilding relations with United States

Tehran and Washington severed relations after Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. Iran cannot forget everything that has affected relations with the United States over the last 60 years, he said, but added: "We must now concentrate on the present and orientate ourselves towards the future." Rouhani's diplomatic pragmatism has already resulted in significant progress. While in New York for the United Nations General Assembly in September, Rouhani held an historic telephone call with Barack Obama, the first time the presidents of the two nations have spoken in more than three decades. "REMOVING DOUBTS" Iranian officials subsequently emphasised the call was Kim Kardashian to support a diplomatic resolution of Iran's nuclear programme and did not concern direct bilateral ties. Two months later Iran and world powers signed an interim deal to curb part of Iran's nuclear activities in return for some sanctions relief. Rouhani, a former nuclear negotiator, said he was doing whatever he could to end tensions over Tehran's nuclear activities, which have raised concerns in the West that Iran is seeking to develop an atomic weapons capability.
More: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/12/24/iran-usa-rouhani-idINDEE9BN09V20131224

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X): Changes In Executive Management

Card companies want stores to pay to better protect their internal systems. Stores want card companies to issue more sophisticated cards. Banks want to preserve the profits they get from older processing systems. RELATED: TARGET SECURITY BREACH CAME FROM OVERSEAS Card payment systems work much the way they have for decades. The magnetic strip on the back of a credit or debit card contains the cardholder's name, account number, the card's expiration date and a security code different from the three or four-digit security code printed on the back of most cards. When the card is swiped at a store, an electronic conversation is begun between two banks.
More: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/united-state-outdated-credit-cards-ripe-target-style-hacks-article-1.1555867

Compare Money Transfers to United States

If you think they are tied together, you might want to look something up before opening your mouth. The Romans kept excellent records, and their bias would not extend to the appearance of the peoples in their empire. Perhaps them describing Jews as looking like Africans or even Egyptians might have been somewhat simplistic, but they obviously looked more like the enemy of Fox News (President Obama) than her. The most perplexing thing is bringing Santa into the discussion at all. While being offended that Jesus is (not) being misrepresented by a small segment of society, she found it necessary to make it known that His greatest competition for the face of the holiday is also white. Santa's race is irrelevant to anyone believing the one-God principle. Since there is only One to whom we ultimately answer, the race of a fairy-tale figure should not matter.
More: http://www.examiner.com/article/christianity-must-reclaim-christmas-united-states

South China Sea And The United States – Analysis

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Christianity must reclaim Christmas in United States

The United States China Hedging Strategy http://vonttpz.deviantart.com/journal/Britney-Spears-Loves-Pregnancy-Sex-Defends-Kim-Ka-419202171 and the United States Risk Aversion Strategy in its approaches to China have only strategically emboldened China towards greater military brinkmanship. The South China Sea conflict escalation, the escalation of the East China Sea disputes with Japan, the declaration of new and enlarged ADIZ in the East China Sea need to be viewed as Chinas sequential steps in its Grand Strategy to evict US Forward Military Presence in the Western Pacific and militarily neutralise United States military options against China in the Western Pacific. Regrettably, the constant and jarring distinguishing feature of United States policy on China is a duality that fools nobody. Mentioned in many of my earlier SAAG Papers, the United States whips up fears on China in Asian capitals and thereafter the same is followed up by despatching US dignitaries to Beijing to assure Chinese leaders that it should not be perturbed as strident US noises on China in Asian capitals were intended for regional consumption and that US policies towards China should not be read as changed because of such declarations. South China Sea: A Sordid Saga of United States Appeasement of China Endangering Asia Pacific Security With its misplaced strategic readings of Chinas intentions born out of its flawed policy fixations stated above, the United States signally failed in relation to its responses to Chinas military aggression and sustained political and military coercion thereafter against Vietnam and the Philippines. The United States blog url dithered and wavered in coming out with strong and unambiguous declarations drawing red lines which China should not cross in relation to South China Sea disputes. While it may not have been bothered about supporting Vietnam against China as it was not a military ally, but what about the Philippines?
More: http://www.albanytribune.com/24122013-south-china-sea-united-states-analysis/

Ontario Girl With Leukemia Shares Christmas Spirit Through Song

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Amsterdam Takes Third At Montgomery County Duals

152: Brandon Lapi (A) major dec. Steven Culbert, 15-4. 160: John Rivera (A) pinned James Hoegemann, 0:37. 170: Brailin Santana (A) pinned John Mulligan, 3:56. 182: Marcus Torres (A) major dec.
More: http://leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/560925/Amsterdam-takes-third-at-Montgomery-County-Duals.html

Girl (13) arrested carrying 100g of cocaine

Imported from the Caribbean, it fetches at least 75,000 a kilo on the street. As a result, smugglers will risk almost anything and business is booming. Its Christmas, and our overwhelming response is that it is sad that such a young girl is being used for drug trafficking and for that reason we want to proceed very carefully with this case, said Van Kapel. The girl, who was picked out for a search and X-ray during a routine 100 per cent check of all passengers on her flight, was handed over to Dutch police who, in turn, have placed her in the care of Amsterdams social services. The social workers are believed to have established that [read] the girl is a native of Willemstad, the capital of Curacao, a major tourism destination for Dutch holidaymakers and are attempting to get in touch with her family there.
More: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/girl-13-arrested-carrying-100g-of-cocaine-1.1636913

Amsterdam’s Canal Aqua: Bottled Canal Water Costs Almost $70 Per Bottle

The citys Canal District is turning 400 this year, and the city is celebrating by selling bottles of water obtained from the canal. Its an unusual souvenir but hey, at least it lets you take an actual piece (or rather, several hundred milliliters) of the attraction with you, complete with sediment.The water is bottled asAmsterdam Canal Aqua and has the background story of the waterway printed on the back of its label. Its obviously not potable, so dont drink it if you know whats good for you. Each bottle ofAmsterdam Canal Aqua is priced at50 (~$69 USD.)
More: http://technabob.com/blog/2013/12/20/amsterdam-bottled-canal-water/


Amsterdam at CBA

See It Loading... Sports Director Doug Sherman Doug Sherman has been Sports Director at CBS6 since 1997, & has been part of the station's sports team since 1995... Find out more about sports director Doug Sherman Weekend Sports Kelly O'Donnell Kelly O'Donnell joined the CBS 6 Sports Team in November 2008. He can be seen at the anchor desk on weekends... Find out more about Weekend Sports Anchor Kelly O'Donnell AP News Wires Entertainment News "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET" - LEONARDO DICAPRIO NEW YORK (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio had Jordon Belfort on speed dial when he played him in "The Wolf of Wall Street." Get This FESTIVUS POLE-WISCONSIN MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- It was Festivus, for the rest of us -- at least at the Wisconsin state Capitol.
More: http://www.cbs6albany.com/sports/features/sports/stories/amsterdam-at-cba-1496.shtml

W Amsterdam Will Be An Upside Down Hotel With Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

Anagnostopulos pushed Johnstown's lead to six with a second-chance layup in the final minute of the quarter. Both teams struggled to maintain possession in the final quarter. Gannon opened up the fourth with another three-pointer, but seven more turnovers put a halt to Amsterdam's offensive rhythm and doomed the Lady Rams. The Lady Bills also turned the ball over seven times in the final frame, but won the turnover battle 21 to 26 overall. Johnstown ended the game on a 7-2 run keyed by four free throws by Annie Stock. Anagnostopulos, Stock, and Brianna O'Rourke each chipped in six points for the Lady Bills to go along with Cerasuolo's 19.
More: http://leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/560955/Lady-Bills-post-win-over-Lady-Rams.html

Lady Bills post win over Lady Rams

Wed agree with our tipsters assessment that the building, in its current state at least, lacks in the aesthetics department, but, with the right bit of love and W imagination, we do see a lot of potential. The address is not Raadhuisstraat 2, but rather Spuistraat 175, the street that runs along the back of the building. The Albert Heijn (an upscale grocery store a la Whole Foods) and Gall & Gall (a wine & spirits shop) you see on the ground floor in the above shot will remain. Based on the description on the architects website , this will mean that all public spaces of the hotel, including reception, restaurant, and bar, will be on the top floor of the hotel. Read on for more about the buildings history and future as a W. Joseph Crouwel originally designed the former Government Office for Transactions and Telephony in 1925, with the design influenced by Frank links Lloyd Wrights Larkin Administration Building in Buffalo (NY). The back of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam ( Paleis op de Dam ) is visible in the above shot, with Dam Square links just on the other side.
More: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2013/12/23/8438/6056/hotels/W_Amsterdam_Will_Be_An_Upside_Down_Hotel_With_Rooftop_Restaurant_%26_Bar

Texas Instruments Incorporated (nasdaq:txn) – Ti Acquires Building In Chengdu

In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 31 sell-side analysts are looking at $0.46 per share, which would be $0.10 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.05 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $1.93, which would be a $0.29 improvement when compared to the last years annual results. The quarterly earnings estimate is http://augustuszlwr.wordpressy.pl/?p=25 based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $2.99 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.34% increase over the year-ago quarter. More recently, FBR Capital upgraded TXN from Underperform to Mkt Perform (Oct 22, 2013). Previously, Stifel downgraded TXN from Buy to Hold. The average price target for TXN shares by the analysts covering it is $41.27, which is 4.71% below where the stock opened.
Read more: http://jutiagroup.com/20131224-texas-instruments-incorporated-nasdaqtxn-ti-acquires-building-in-chengdu/

EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns

December 24, 2013 (AP) Authorities in Texas have arrested a man accused of using aliases for 27 years to avoid apprehension in a New Mexico killing. Albuquerque police say 47-year-old Ramone Astorga Ramirez was taken into custody Monday in the Midland, Texas, area and will be extradited to New Mexico. Ramirez was identified as a suspect after 27-year-old Paul Dubose was shot to death in 1986 during an altercation outside an Albuquerque apartment complex. He was indicted in 1987 on a first-degree murder charge. Ramirez is from Mexico, and authorities say he used various aliases over the years to avoid apprehension. The Albuquerque Police Department's Cold Case Unit took the case 11 months ago and followed up on leads with assistance from the FBI, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Midland police.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/suspect-1986-mexico-death-arrested-texas-21318433

Suspect in 1986 New Mexico Death Arrested in Texas

Six in 10 hiring managers and recruiters in the Lone Star State say theyll be ramping up hiring in the next six months, according to a survey by Dice Holdings Inc. That compares with 55 percent nationwide who plan to hire more people in the first half of 2014 than they did in the second half of this year. Texas lead over the nation is remarkable, says Mike Durney, chief executive of Dice, which provides specialized career websites for industries including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, health care, hospitality and security. More [recruiters in Texas] are saying theyre increasing hiring, not just that they are going to hire. Thats important given the overall employment environment, Durney website says. If Texas were coming out of a downturn, youd say, OK, people are feeling better, so theres a greater increase in expectations for hiring. But this is on top of what has already been a really strong track. The national and state results reflect the highest level of hiring expectations since Dice began the semiannual survey in mid-2010. More companies are going to increase hiring, Durney says.
Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/cheryl-hall/20131224-hiring-expectations-shine-brighter-in-texas.ece


Report: Texas Tech and Arizona State working on a football home-and-home

30, and the two teams will likely be meeting again in the future without help from a bowl game. Multiple media outlets, including Lubbocks The Fan 1340 AM , report the two schools are in the process of finalizing a home-and-home deal for http://barbuv.livejournal.com/6049.html the 2017 and 2018 football seasons. That set of games would follow Texas Techs highly anticipated home-andhome series with Arkansas in 2014 and 2015 in addition to coinciding with a home-and-home against Houston. Playing Texas Tech would follow Arizona States recent trend of playing teams from or in the Lone Star State. The Sun Devils took on Notre Dame this season in Arlington, will play Texas A&M at Reliant Stadium in 2015 and will visit UTSA in 2016. Arizona State has been on many Red Raider fans wishlist for years.
Read more: http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/report-texas-tech-and-arizona-state-working-on-a-football-home-and-home.html/

Hiring expectations shine brighter in Texas

"We both knew that we didn't want to be on life support," he told Dallas broadcaster WFAA. He found his wife unconscious on the kitchen floor when she was 14 weeks pregnant and is worried the fetus may have been injured by a blood clot that cut off the flow of oxygen and nutrients in Marlise's http://joexgns.tblog.com/post/1971174679 body, he told WFAA. "We've reached a point where you wish that your wife's body will stop," he said. Marlise is now about 18 weeks pregnant and tests have shown the fetus has a normal heart beat, WFAA said. Under Texas state law, a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient, even if there is a "do not resuscitate" request from the patient or the family of the patient seeks to end life support. "The hospital is following the law," J.R. Labbe, a spokeswoman for the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, told Reuters.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/24/us-usa-ventilator-texas-idUSBRE9BN01220131224

Texas man asks to have pregnant wife removed from life support

When the EPA conducted its own tests, it found such high levels of methane in the water supply of two homes that it posed a risk of explosion, the report says. EPA tests also showed that the water contained benzene, a known carcinogen, above the agency's maximum contamination levels. Methane is the main component of natural gas, and an analysis performed for the EPA by an independent scientist found samples from the water supply to be nearly identical to the natural gas from the nearby Range Resources gas well. Range Resources and Texas denied that the company's gas development had contaminated the residents' water. The EPA issued an emergency order against Range Resources to provide drinking water to the affected residents and to better monitor the gas well.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-epa-fracking-20131225,0,6042944.story

EPA Probe Demands More Water Testing in Texas

It also left residents in the affected area either using the same water wells or paying to truck in water from other sources. But the report's findings could reopen the door to a case that appeared to have been closed in 2012, when the EPA settled with Range Resources, the gas driller it suspected had contaminated the water, and withdrew its emergency actions. Now, the EPA is being asked to evaluate Range Resources' most recent tests for quality and determine whether there are still risks to public health or of explosions due to methane gas. The report also asked the EPA to work with the Texas Railroad Commission the state agency that oversees oil and gas operations to mitigate any problems. "Although EPA officials believe that current residents are not presently at risk, the overall risk faced by current and future area residents has not been determined," the report states. "We believe that the EPA needs to implement cost-effective steps to better gauge the risk and document and disseminate its findings to affected residents." This story began in 2010 when Steve Lipsky, a resident of Weatherford, an upscale suburb about 65 miles west of Dallas, noticed his water bubbled like champagne.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/epa-probe-demands-water-testing-texas-21330881

Diet Pills & Green Tea Extracts: Are They Killing You?

5961172032651837888.jpg Subscribe to The Inquisitr and receive exclusive news, announcements and updates Email Address Posted: December 24, 2013 Diet Pills & Green Tea Extracts: Are They Killing You? New research shows some scary evidence that certain green tea extracts might be damaging your liver. Green Tea which is famously known for being a natural way to cleanse the liver has been indicated, together with muscle building supplements, to actually be linked to liver damage. Recent research shows that around 20 percent of all drug-related liver injuries are caused because of unregulated dietary supplements, http://kennithqnli.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/aqua-aerobics/ something that nearly half of Americans are taking. The extent of the damage is really shocking when compared more... to the fact that these dietary supplements were only blamed for seven percent of liver problems ten years ago. Dr.
Full story: http://www.inquisitr.com/1073030/diet-pills-green-tea-extracts-are-they-killing-you/