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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed back at work after detention: company Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed back at work after detention: company
- February 01, 2018

The attorney general said the remaining 56 individuals still in custody have not reached a financial settlement "due to other pending criminal cases, or in order to continue the investigation process". Accordingly, he said, the Public Prosecution Office made a decision to release those against whom there was insufficient evidence and those who reached settlements after they "admitted to the corruption allegations against them". (more...)
Russian Federation says interception of U.S. spy plane posed no danger Russian Federation says interception of U.S. spy plane posed no danger
- February 01, 2018

Navy Capt. Bill Ellis, Commander of Task Force 67. "The Russian fighter's maneuvers on January 29 were standard and absolutely legal and safe for the USA surveillance plane EP-3E", the Defense Ministry said. "If the awareness of this is a reason for USA air pilots to feel depression or succumb to phobias, we advise the USA side to exclude the routes of such flights near Russian borders in the future or return to the negotiating table and agree on their rules", the Defense Ministry statement ... (more...)
Illinois State Police to increase enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend Illinois State Police to increase enforcement for Super Bowl Weekend
- February 01, 2018

Drunk driving can be deadly, and even small amounts of alcohol can impair judgement to make driving unsafe. "Everyone wins if the weekend fatal crash score is zero". Drivers are asked to be aware of a higher police presence on Super Bowl weekend. "Residents can expect to see a heavy saturation of troopers during Super Bowl weekend", Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Buratczuk said in a news release. (more...)
Tigers no match for Tennessee Tigers no match for Tennessee
- February 01, 2018

Randy Onwuasor put together a good performance for LSU, putting up 14 points. "I think it wasn't as simple a game as it looked", Williams said. No. Bone was 5-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-4 on 3-pointers. "But it's all about consistency". But, the Volunteers went on a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to take control of the game. (more...)
Emirates World Zipline Record Emirates World Zipline Record
- February 01, 2018

In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 photo, thrill-seekers prepare to leap off the UAE's highest mountain as they try out a new zip line, on the peak of Jebel Jais mountain, 25 kms (15.5 miles) north east of Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. (more...)
Russian athletes win appeals against ban from Winter Olympics Russian athletes win appeals against ban from Winter Olympics
- February 01, 2018

The statement further said that the court has unanimously found that the evidence put forward by the International Olympic Committee in the doping matter did not have the same weight in each individual case. The athletes who appealed denied being part of a state-backed doping program that investigators said was in place during the Sochi Olympics. The city also said that it will renew efforts to curb the overcharging of foreigners by taxi drivers in the metropolitan areas, setting up a ... (more...)
Russian Federation says it thwarted presidential election day attack Russian Federation says it thwarted presidential election day attack
- February 01, 2018

An improvised explosive device, firearms, ammunition and bomb-making components were reportedly seized from the killed suspect after the raid in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, it added. The FSB Directorate for the Nizhny Novgorod Region is pressing criminal charges due to the participation of the global terrorist organization, the Islamic State, and for efforts in attempting to carry out the terror attack. (more...)
Top career USA diplomat to step down in blow to State Dept Top career USA diplomat to step down in blow to State Dept
- February 01, 2018

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein said Shannon's decision was a personal one and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would have welcomed him staying on. ".my service has been defined by our oath of office and the commitment we make to protect and defend our Constitution, our institutions, and our values", Shannon said. (more...)
European Union can not guarantee Britain's rights vs. third states after Brexit European Union can not guarantee Britain's rights vs. third states after Brexit
- February 01, 2018

May said more than £9 billion (US$12.7 billion) in business deals are to be signed during her visit. A government spokesman said: "The UK will remain an open and tolerant country; one that recognises the valuable contribution those with skills and expertise make to society while also ensuring there is control of the overall numbers of migrants that come to the UK". (more...)
Jimmy Fallon's adorable puppies predict New England Patriots will win Super Bowl Jimmy Fallon's adorable puppies predict New England Patriots will win Super Bowl
- February 01, 2018

One is labeled "Patriots", one "Eagles". The puppies are unleashed and whichever bowl attracts the most pups is the victor. The Tonight Show has done this before, with mixed results. It's worth noting that a year ago Fallon's puppies selected the Falcons to win the Super Bowl, and that didn't happen. If the Patriots win, quarterback Tom Brady will have more Super Bowl victories than any other player in National Football League history with six. (more...)
Gerald Stanley murder trial will hear from 3 more Boushie vehicle passengers Gerald Stanley murder trial will hear from 3 more Boushie vehicle passengers
- February 01, 2018

Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. Six Crown witnesses are still expected to give evidence, including both female passengers of the SUV, who Park identified as Kiora Wuttunee and Belinda Jackson. (more...)
Trump campaign finished 2017 with over $22M in the bank Trump campaign finished 2017 with over $22M in the bank
- February 01, 2018

United States President Donald Trump entered 2018 with more than US$32 million (S$42 million) in the coffers of his reelection campaign and two affiliated committees, according to new Federal Election Commission filings made Wednesday evening (Jan 31). (more...)
Colorado State examines climate of basketball program under coach Larry Eustachy Colorado State examines climate of basketball program under coach Larry Eustachy
- February 01, 2018

Eustachy has a contract through 2020-21 and with his job being in the hot seat now, he will make at least one million dollars for the each season left on his contract. "I have my faults and strive every day to be better than I was yesterday". The report revolved around an internal investigation from the 2013-14 season. (more...)
Students Shot At Middle School In Los Angeles; Classmate Arrested Students Shot At Middle School In Los Angeles; Classmate Arrested
- February 01, 2018

Two students were shot inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student suspect, authorities said. The Los Angeles Times reports the victims are a 15-year-old male who is in critical condition and a 15-year-old female, who was reported in fair condition. (more...)
Donald Trump Brags About Aflac Commercial Starring Melania with Webbed Feet Donald Trump Brags About Aflac Commercial Starring Melania with Webbed Feet
- February 01, 2018

The end-both of this story, and of life as you previously knew it. Melania's first and last Alac appearance dates back to 2005 just after her and Trump were married, the same year the company changed its logo to include the iconic talking duck (well, it's more of a talk-quack, really). (more...)
British Prime Minister Arrives in China to Forge Post-Brexit Trade Ties British Prime Minister Arrives in China to Forge Post-Brexit Trade Ties
- February 01, 2018

The rejection of the proposed trade deal represents a second setback for the City of London , which had initially pinned hopes on Britain maintaining "passporting" in financial services after Brexit . Meanwhile, China accounts for only 3 percent of British exports. After the pair's arrival in the country, where May is on a mission to woo the Chinese amid Brexit trade fears, a number of news outlets focused on her partner of more than 30 years. (more...)
Cape Town tightens water restrictions as 'Day Zero' looms Cape Town tightens water restrictions as 'Day Zero' looms
- February 01, 2018

The date the city estimates its taps will run dry, which has been dubbed "Day Zero", was originally slated for April 21, but had been moved up to April 12. Even if "Day Zero" does arrive, not all the taps will be turned off. . They'll have to collect their water ration from one of the 200 water distribution points the city will set up around town. (more...)
Budget 2018: Jaitley pitches 'ease of living' with infrastructure push
- February 01, 2018

He said the government will develop and ugrade the existing 22,000 rural haats into Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs). Kisan credit card would be extended to fisheries and animal husbandry farmers while Rs 2,000 crore would be provided for development of the agri market. (more...)
Service animals in flight continue to ruffle feathers Service animals in flight continue to ruffle feathers
- February 01, 2018

Spokane International Airport leaders said they typically see dogs and cats come through the airport, but it does not make the rules on what pets can or cannot board a plane, it is actually up to the airlines. Ventiko, an artist and photographer who lives in New York City, was not allowed to bring her "emotional support peacock", Dexter, on a flight, and you can bet the whole flap (ahem) ruffled feathers (ahem), gathering significant buzz given the extra attention to the matter that Delta's ... (more...)
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS
- February 01, 2018

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . (NASDAQ: AMD ) has risen 202.65% since February 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.85% the S&P500. 789,000 are held by Old Republic. Institutional investors own 60.88% of the company's stock. Wells Fargo & Mn invested in 0.02% or 6.03 million shares. (more...)
Obasanjo: CNN galvanises Nigerians to vote out Buhari, APC Obasanjo: CNN galvanises Nigerians to vote out Buhari, APC
- February 01, 2018

The movement's base is the grassroots and the people - all the people. "We hope this clarion call will resonate throughout the length and breadth of our nation and we hope everybody in this hall and those of you streaming live will be party to this movement" Duke stated. (more...)
North Korea Calls Trump Administration Racist Billionaires' Club North Korea Calls Trump Administration Racist Billionaires' Club
- February 01, 2018

In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Washington Post , Cha makes an extraordinary break with the administration. This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean soldiers and Pyongyang residents holding a rally to celebrate the North's declaration on November 29, 2017 that it had achieved full nuclear statehood. (more...)
Budget anti-people, a big bluff: Mamata Banerjee Budget anti-people, a big bluff: Mamata Banerjee
- February 01, 2018

Hitting out at the Centre, Dr Mitra said that demonetisation had hit rural economy adversely and thus to help them mutation fee for agricultural land sold for agricultural purposes, has been exempted fully. The budget would help create employment opportunities, the chief minister said. We have given focus on villages and agriculture because rural areas constitute about 82-85 per cent of the state. (more...)
Here's why Barack Obama is 'unhappy' with his new bedroom Here's why Barack Obama is 'unhappy' with his new bedroom
- February 01, 2018

That's not necessarily who we are. "Are you bored?" asked DeGeneres. "No staff, no one", the former first lady said. Apparently the former commander in chief feels "short changed" on his square footage in their D.C. Never before do you get this gift, so I'm sort of like 'OK'". "See, he grabbed the box and took it back inside. And I'm thinking, do we take the picture with?" she continued. (more...)
Dog Approved for Unemployment Benefits of $1440 a Month Dog Approved for Unemployment Benefits of $1440 a Month
- February 01, 2018

The company admits that while it did send out the letter to Haddock's address, it was flagged as suspicious later on. He added: "Not sure what he is going to do with the money but should be interesting". I saw the story and it was a case of incorrect information being sent to the UIA for a false claim. UIA's State Administrator of Investigations, Time Kolar said, "Unfortunately, Michael Ryder's claim will not be allowed". (more...)
Brexit minister suggests civil servants may be conspiring against the government Brexit minister suggests civil servants may be conspiring against the government
- February 01, 2018

Steve Baker confirmed in the House of Commons that he had been informed of allegations that officials were working to ensure Britain negotiates the softest of Brexits. After Baker dismissed civil servants' forecasts as "always wrong" on Tuesday, he changed tack on Wednesday with a tweet attempting to build bridges. (more...)
India to get world's largest health insurance scheme, many call it 'ModiCare' India to get world's largest health insurance scheme, many call it 'ModiCare'
- February 01, 2018

Rajeev Boudhakar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital, also highlighted the need for timely payments to service providers. A source in the health minister however said that the countours of the scheme will be finalised later. The government has also made a decision to upgrade existing 24 district level hospitals into medical colleges to tide over the shortage of medical professionals in the country. (more...)
Sibanye gold miners in S.Africa stuck underground, not in danger Sibanye gold miners in S.Africa stuck underground, not in danger
- February 01, 2018

Mine officials said power was being restored to the mine but didn't provide any details on when they expected to be able to bring the remaining miners to the surface. Harmony said it was providing generators from the nearby Joel mine to assist the rescue efforts at Beatrix. The Beatrix mine is in Free State province, 290km southwest of Johannesburg. (more...)
No distress call from helicopter before crash No distress call from helicopter before crash
- February 01, 2018

Watzman and Reichelt were both longtime employees at The Standard, a trendy national hotel chain, the company said in a statement. Watzman, 45, had worked as general for the Standard Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard since July 2015. Sheriff's said the other 2 who died were 56-year-old Brian R. Reichelt of Hollywood, Florida, and Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, of Newport Beach. Four people were on board the helicopter. (more...)
Broadband drives growth in Europe at Broadband drives growth in Europe at "consistent" Vodafone
- February 01, 2018

Italy was the star performer in this regard, with the addition of 95,000 broadband subscribers pushing fixed service revenues at the opco up 12 percent. Mobile service revenue also dropped by 5.2 per cent. Fixed service revenue declined 3 .6%* (Q2: -0.6%*), reflecting customer losses in prior quarters and project phasing during the quarter in Enterprise. (more...)

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