A quarter of US refining capacity to be taken off-line due to the hurricane, sapping demand. Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a risky Category 4 hurricane. That's down from an August estimate of 9.91 million barrels. The U.S. benchmark advanced 16 cents, or 0.3%, on Tuesday. Hurricanes have shaken energy markets, with Irma shutting fuel stations and ports across Florida and Harvey strangling refineries in the nation's energy hub.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced in a binding directive issued Wednesday a total ban on the use of any products in the federal government engineered by AO Kaspersky Lab , a Russian-based company that develops antivirus software, among other things.
It was intended that the people should be able to choose the representative they want to see safeguarding Singapore's reserves and upholding the integrity of the public service, as these are important tasks. "All Singaporeans are unhappy that meritocracy and electoral fairness, core Singaporean values, have been eroded to fulfil perceived political goals", writer and political commentator Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh told the AFP news agency.
The workers will fill numerous roles, including making sure stores are well stocked, online orders are filled, and freight moved from distribution and fulfillment centers. "An increasing number of these jobs will involve new technologies and be more customer-centric, as brick-and-mortar retailers seek to create experiences that consumers can not find online".
The administration also decided that only refugees who have a personal relationship with a US citizen or organization should be allowed to enter. The Ninth Circuit held that the "written assurance [a refugee resettlement] agency submits [to the State Department]..." creates a "bona fide relationship" as described by the Supreme Court.
As PinkNews points out, Cruz put forward a brief as Texas' solicitor general that defended a ban on the sale of sex toys. "Following Ted's scandalous late night activity on Twitter last night, thanks to Reality Kings , we are making the video Ted liked available to the masses".