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Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. surged almost 60% in 2017 Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. surged almost 60% in 2017
- February 28, 2018

NY state saw 380 reports of anti-Semitic incidents in 2017, from physical assaults and vandalism to harassment and attacks on Jewish institutions, the report found. The situation across the river in New Jersey isn't much better. Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the league, cited the resurgence of white supremacy, such as the deadly demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia , in August, as well as President Donald Trump's lethargy in dismissing the onslaught of ... (more...)
Ed Sheeran is 2017 best-selling artiste Ed Sheeran is 2017 best-selling artiste
- February 28, 2018

Max Lousada , chief executive of Warner Music UK, said Sheeran's "ability to tell stories and make people feel is what stands him out from the crowd". Ed Sheeran performs during the 2018 BRIT Awards show, held at the O2 Arena, London. Second place went to Canadian-born rapper Drake , whose album More Life was streamed more than a billion times. (more...)
Doctors encourage flu vaccine late in season Doctors encourage flu vaccine late in season
- February 28, 2018

The flu is now widespread in most of the country and could last until May. The 2017 - 2018 vaccine protected 67% of those who got the H1N1 strain, which was also circulating. We are working to follow up on that finding. World Health Organization has recommended changing two of the strains now contained in this year's influenza vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere. (more...)
Gov. Scott in Tampa highlighting plan to keep FL students safe Gov. Scott in Tampa highlighting plan to keep FL students safe
- February 28, 2018

In his announcement, Gov. Scott said law enforcement, educators and mental health professionals from across the state met with him to come up with ideas to make sure Florida schools are safe. The fathers of two victims who were killed almost two weeks ago in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School appeared with Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday at a news conference about school safety. (more...)
Trump says arming teachers would be up to states and 'very inexpensive' Trump says arming teachers would be up to states and 'very inexpensive'
- February 26, 2018

The teacher would need a couple seconds to get a gun out of a hidden holster or from a desk. MNEA does have a position on the issue of guns in schools . Pollack said he met with Trump in the oval office during his visit to Washington . Peterson's family reportedly called the officers there for "protection", according to WPTV reporter Andrew Lofholm . (more...)
Clerks creator Kevin Smith reveals he almost died after 'massive heart attack' Clerks creator Kevin Smith reveals he almost died after 'massive heart attack'
- February 26, 2018

The doctor told him that he had 100% blockage of his LAD artery (some call it the Widow-Maker). Smith was working on "The Kevin Smith Live!"special". He tweeted: "If I hadn't canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would've died tonight". "But for now, I'm still above ground!" he said. "Can you please pray with me people!?" actor Chris Pratt wrote on Twitter. (more...)
Fishing Fleets Operate Across 55 Percent of the World's Oceans Fishing Fleets Operate Across 55 Percent of the World's Oceans
- February 26, 2018

The study not only opens a gateway for improved ocean management but also confirms that fishing activity is clearly bounded according to differing management regimes, which indicates the role that well-enforced policy can play in curbing overexploitation. (more...)
British actress Emma Chambers dies British actress Emma Chambers dies
- February 26, 2018

It said: "Emma created a wealth of characters and an huge body of work. I will miss her very much". Late English actress Emma Chambers passed away of natural causes at the age of 53 on February 21, 2018. Alice just lived in another world and Emma was wonderfully capable of taking us to that other world and playing it very sincerely. "And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being". (more...)
Sridevi death: Andhra MP demands Dadasaheb Phalke Award to the deceased actress Sridevi death: Andhra MP demands Dadasaheb Phalke Award to the deceased actress
- February 26, 2018

Her demise was a loss to generations of film-goers of the country. Her death has left a void in the Indian film industry, Rao said, adding that several characters that the actor portrayed in her films would be remembered forever. May her soul Rest in Peace. Gone too soon. Strength to her family & loved ones. At the peak of her career in the Hindi film industry, she came back to do Telugu films with Ram Gopal Varma's "Kshana Kshanam" opposite Venkatesh which was a massive hit and later with ... (more...)
Amitabh Bachchan's intuitive tweet before Sridevi's sudden demise Amitabh Bachchan's intuitive tweet before Sridevi's sudden demise
- February 26, 2018

Just before the news of her death broke, Amitabh tweeted in Hindi saying he is feeling uneasy and he didn't know the reason behind it. Twitter users were quick to notice that Big B had a premonition about her untimely demise. Based on Saumya Joshi's well-known Gujarati play, " 102 Not Out " revolves around the unusual father-son bond. The actor on his blog expressed the joy of recording and composing the song. (more...)
Two terror attempts foiled in France since January Two terror attempts foiled in France since January
- February 26, 2018

Another suspect had been targeting troops on anti-terrorism patrols and had acquired bomb-making equipment, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins announced last month. France has seen in recent years bloody terrorist attacks that killed hundreds, the most deadly was the November 2015 attack when 137 people were killed in simultaneous attacks in the capital Paris. (more...)
Ronda Rousey Bodied Triple H & Will Officially Compete At WWE WrestleMania Ronda Rousey Bodied Triple H & Will Officially Compete At WWE WrestleMania
- February 26, 2018

The segment ended with Rousey slamming Triple H through the contract signing table and Stephanie McMahon slapping Rousey and retreating before Rousey could get her hands on her. RONDA ROUSEY will make her WWE debut at WrestleMania 34 on April 8 in New Orleans. Well, it seemed like the hatchet had been buried at the Royal Rumble when Rousey and Stephanie closed the show with a handshake. (more...)
The Rolling Stones announce Croke Park gig The Rolling Stones announce Croke Park gig
- February 26, 2018

Aiken Promotions has announced that the Paint it Black hitmakers will play Croker this summer as part of their No Filter tour. Find out more at the official Rolling Stones website . Tickets for the " No Filter " show will go on sale on 23 March at 9am on the button. "Music makes me happy, and it makes them happy - it's infectious". (more...)
AMC Entertainment (AMC) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Monday
- February 26, 2018

About 1.83 million shares traded. (NASDAQ:GEC) has 0.00% since February 24, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 1.70% the S&P500. It also increased its holding in Abb Ltd (NYSE:ABB) by 27,167 shares in the quarter, for a total of 680,730 shares, and has risen its stake in Zimmer Biomet Hldgs Inc (ZMH). (more...)
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin
- February 26, 2018

You can find the score, live updates, stats and more below. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. But Bridges answered with a tough hook shot to give the Spartans a four-point cushion and, after misses by Davison and Happ the next two trips down the floor, Jackson made two free throws to push Michigan State's lead to 62-56 with 1:32 remaining. (more...)
Wakanda Money: 'Black Panther' Earns Another $100M At The Box Office Wakanda Money: 'Black Panther' Earns Another $100M At The Box Office
- February 26, 2018

In this film based on a true story, three friends take down a terrorist on a train bound for Paris. I give Black Panther 5/5 stars . Orion insiders say that's a win, considering the film cost under $5-M to produce. "It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film", director Ryan Coogler wrote in a letter addressing fans and moviegoers this week. (more...)
Winter Olympic Games closes in PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games closes in PyeongChang
- February 26, 2018

The Rochester area served as host to the New York State Chapter of Special Olympics' 2018 Winter Games for the last weekend of February. Earlier, the COC abruptly cancelled a news conference with athletes Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan after they won gold and silver in women's ski cross respectively. (more...)
Raise A Glass! Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Headed To Governor Raise A Glass! Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Headed To Governor
- February 26, 2018

Once signed, alcohol will immediately be available for sale on Sundays from noon to 8:00 p.m. Liquor stores are also allowed to sell if they choose to open. In exchange, the Indiana Retail Council agreed to oppose a separate effort to allow other retailers to sell cold beer. Unlike at box stores, all liquor store staff have to be 21 years of age or more, eliminating the need for customers to wait for an underage cashier to defer to someone older, as can be the case at box stores. (more...)
United States claims historic gold medal in men's curling United States claims historic gold medal in men's curling
- February 26, 2018

The team held on to defeat Sweden 10-7 during Saturday's final game in South Korea. I love what you're doing. Seung-Hoon Lee of Korea celebrates winning the gold medal as Koen Verweij of Netherlands takes the bronze during the Men's Speed Skating Mass Start Final during the Winter Olympic Games on February 24, 2018 . (more...)
'Celebrity Big Brother' Crowns First-Ever Winner 'Celebrity Big Brother' Crowns First-Ever Winner
- February 26, 2018

After Omarosa Manigault was evicted midway through the two-hour season finale, the final four came down to Marissa, Ross, Mark McGrath and Ariadna Gutiérrez. After spending most of her time on the show blasting the Trump White House (so much so that she earned an official burn from the press briefing room), Omarosa had one last message of hope, telling Chen that the United States would survive if "we make a pivot as a nation". (more...)
Harvey Weinstein apologises for citing Streep, Lawrence in legal defence Harvey Weinstein apologises for citing Streep, Lawrence in legal defence
- February 26, 2018

Six women are suing Weinstein and what they call the "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise", which they say includes his brother Bob and their co-founded studio The Weinstein Company, claiming they conspired to hide Weinstein's widespread alleged sexual harassment. (more...)
Delta, United pull back from NRA Delta, United pull back from NRA
- February 26, 2018

The perks of NRA membership include discounts and benefits with a variety of companies, including vehicle rental, air travel, insurance, and banking. Social media users said they would go with the NRA-free companies, and both Hertz and Avis chose to end their own relationships with the gun lobby in the face of this mounting boycott. (more...)
NBA YoungBoy Arrested Again In Florida NBA YoungBoy Arrested Again In Florida
- February 26, 2018

Police sources told the website that cops stopped YoungBoy's tour bus before he was scheduled to perform at The Moon nightclub in Tallahassee. There's no word on why cops chose to stop and board the tour bus in the first place. His latest mixtape Fed Baby's with Moneybagg Yo dropped in November appeared at 21 on the Billboard 200. Another rapper is in the news for something that has nothing to do with his music. (more...)
Jennifer Lawrence Wants To Direct, So She's Headed To TV Jennifer Lawrence Wants To Direct, So She's Headed To TV
- February 26, 2018

I really don't. I wanted to forge my own path. "I found that very discouraging because it's flawless", Lawrence joked . When Winfrey asked if she would be able to muster up the courage to actually speak to President Trump, Lawrence said , "Oh, I would, definitely". (more...)
Did 'The Simpsons' predict the rogue squirrel at the Winter Olympics? Did 'The Simpsons' predict the rogue squirrel at the Winter Olympics?
- February 26, 2018

It wouldn't be anything compared to Randy Johnson sending a mourning dove to the next realm , but it would've been pretty rough. It didn't, but it does show that you can practically do this at nearly any moment in life. Of course, Twitter was quick to point out that the episode has nothing to do with the Olympics, but that doesn't escape the fact that 'The Simpsons' has predicted an bad lot in the past. (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15
- February 26, 2018

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Glen Kacher decreased its stake in Take ( TTWO ) by 70% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 0.11% stake. Conatus Cap Management LP has 150,142 shares. Cipher Limited Partnership reported 13,292 shares. (A) (NASDAQ:MBUU) by 17,450 shares to 106,330 shares, valued at $3.36 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
WWE Elimination Chamber: Start time and match card WWE Elimination Chamber: Start time and match card
- February 26, 2018

As previously reported, WWE is expected to set up the rumored tag match for WrestleMania between Ronda Rousey & a male WWE Superstar vs. Throw in the likes of Finn Balor and Elias, and you've got star power aplenty, as well as a high level of hype. (more...)
United Kingdom will conduct internal probe after allegations with basketball program United Kingdom will conduct internal probe after allegations with basketball program
- February 25, 2018

In another document, it says that the loan was to be paid back July 2017. After going undrafted in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, Newbill played for the Los Angeles Clippers in the Summer League. "Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports", NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a release. "They are an affront to all those who play by the rules", the statement read. (more...)
Stormi inspires Kylie's new cosmetic line Stormi inspires Kylie's new cosmetic line
- February 25, 2018

Travis gifted the extortionately priced Ferrari LaFerrari as a push present for birthing their baby girl, of which only 500 were ever made. The 20-year-old gave birth to Stormi Webster little over three weeks ago and has been rewarded for her efforts with a limited edition black Ferrari worth around £1.2 million. (more...)
Nationwide School Walkouts, Marches Planned Following Stoneman Douglas School Shooting Nationwide School Walkouts, Marches Planned Following Stoneman Douglas School Shooting
- February 25, 2018

In the wake of school shootings , there are often discussions of activism and tighter gun control, but the counterpoint seems to always be that it is too early to rally around a tragedy. Staff are today returning to the school in Parkland, for the first time since the shooting. State Sen. Lauren Book - D-Plantation, Fla., who paid for the charter buses for the students out of her own pocket - also plans to greet the students when they arrive and help them organize and meet her ... (more...)

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