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Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the next 10 games. It is with the deepest remorse that he humbly apologises to his fans, team-mates and coaches. Houston resumes its 2017 campaign against the Cincinnati Bengals this Thursday. Cushing was the 2009 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year but the first suspension nearly cost him the award.
  • New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

    New Zealand MP Jian Yang denies being a Chinese spy

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    It comes just nine days out from the New Zealand federal election, which will see Mr Yang's leading National Party take on the Labour Party in what is expected to be a close race. Winston Peters, leader of the New Zealand First party, is likely to hold the balance of power after the country's general election on September 23.
  • Global oil stocks shrinking on robust demand: IEA

    Global oil stocks shrinking on robust demand: IEA

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    According to PVM's Tamas Varga "If the Harvey impact was potentially and possibly short-term bullish for oil prices the same can not be said about Irma", and that "There is no refinery capacity in the region, therefore, the main concern lies in the hit of oil demand ".
  • Brace yourselves! Up to 75mph winds to hit Lincoln

    Brace yourselves! Up to 75mph winds to hit Lincoln

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    This is just one of a series of warnings issued by Met Eireann in the past few days. Meanwhile, very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 miles per hour, perhaps reaching 75mph in exposed places, may develop overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday.
  • More than 2000 local students pick up their Junior Cert results today

    More than 2000 local students pick up their Junior Cert results today

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    In maths and in Irish a trend which sees more students opting for higher level papers continues. Students can also access their results through the on-line examination results service on from 4pm today. The subject is the first to be tested in the new Junior Cycle programme which will be phased in over the next four years. The SEC say that they make every effort to try and investigate before students have their full examination results withheld, but that this is not always possible.
  • Crude prices rise on world markets

    Crude prices rise on world markets

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    World oil prices are rising on Sept.8 amid the report about a sharp decline in the USA oil production over the last week due to the Hurricane Harvey. But the slowdown in refining and output are expected to be temporary. This has provided a support for crude oil prices, as have reports of another three storms brewing in the area of the Gulf, with the potential of growing to hurricanes, causing further shutdowns and damage.
  • UK Government refers Fox/Sky deal to competition authorities

    UK Government refers Fox/Sky deal to competition authorities

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    The blockbuster deal has raised concerns in Britain about the influence of the Australian-born USA tycoon over the country's media landscape, in addition to worries that the controversial reporting style of Murdoch's Fox News channel could be adopted by Britain's Sky News.
  • Cut petrol, diesel prices: CPI-M

    Cut petrol, diesel prices: CPI-M

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    For instance, petrol price was around Rs 68 a litre in 2012 when crude oil price hovered over $120 per barrel. Similarly, the price of domestic LPG increased from Rs 414 a cylinder to Rs 466 per cylinder in Delhi and Rs 510 in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress leader said.
  • FTC opens probe into massive Equifax hack

    FTC opens probe into massive Equifax hack

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    The FTC's disclosure of an ongoing probe is highly unusual, underscoring the enormous stakes involved in the incident affecting what amounts to half the country. CVE-2017-5638 is separate from CVE-2017-9805, an Apache Struts vulnerability that was patched last week . Apache Struts is an open-source model-view controller (MVC) framework for building Java web applications, and is well used across the financial services sector.
  • EasyJet now connects Europe and United States with global flight service

    EasyJet now connects Europe and United States with global flight service

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    EasyJet passengers can now go further afield with new long haul flights. The announcement represents one of the most significant strategic changes made by the airline since it introduced allocated seating in 2012. " Worldwide by easyJet " uses Gatwick Airport's "GatwickConnects" product, launched in 2015 on a platform built by Icelandic travel technology company Dohop.