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Learn to 'defocus' before you can focus: PM Modi to students Learn to 'defocus' before you can focus: PM Modi to students
- February 16, 2018

Speaking at the World Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi, the prime minister said the National Geographic's Greendex Report of 2014, which assesses the environmental sustainability of consumer choice, ranked India at the top for its greenest consumption pattern. (more...)
Oprah 'thought about' running for President in 2020 Oprah 'thought about' running for President in 2020
- February 16, 2018

Ever since her powerful Golden Globes speech , there have been widespread calls for the TV chat show host and philanthropist to run for office in 2020. "And I haven't heard that", she added. "It never has felt to me that that I was supposed to be political and it still does not feel that to me". Before she sits back down with a focus group of Americans to talk about Trump's presidency in her capacity as a special contributor at 60 Minutes , Oprah Winfrey sat down with fellow journalist ... (more...)
NYPD Sergeant Acquitted Of All Charges In Bronx Woman's 2016 Death NYPD Sergeant Acquitted Of All Charges In Bronx Woman's 2016 Death
- February 16, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill were not convinced that the shooting of Deborah Danner was justified at the time, calling her death "a failure of the NYPD" as protocols for dealing with the mentally challenged were not met during the incident. (more...)
PNB fraud case: Fresh FIR against Gitanjali Group PNB fraud case: Fresh FIR against Gitanjali Group
- February 16, 2018

His company Firestar International Ltd. plans a Rs1,000 crore initial public offering, Moneycontrol.com had reported in September citing unnamed sources.Firestar isn't linked to the complaints made in January, the company said in a 5 February email sent through an external spokeswoman. (more...)
Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows cars Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows cars
- February 16, 2018

A massive sinkhole opened up in a Rome neighborhood Wednesday, swallowing several cars and forcing over 20 families to be evacuated from two apartment buildings, according to Italian media. The view of a large sinkhole that opened in a street of a residential area in Rome on February 14, 2018 is captured. "In the last few days while [construction workers] were working, I felt the floor of the house tremble and was very anxious", one resident told Italy's Rai News . (more...)
PadMan Box Office collections: Akshay Kumar starrer packs a punch PadMan Box Office collections: Akshay Kumar starrer packs a punch
- February 16, 2018

After producing " Pad Man ", when asked Twinkle whether she has any films in the pipeline, she said, "I don't know about a movie but next I would like to work for reproductive rights and that would be my next venture". She also shared the fact that over 80% women across India still use cloth or other things during their days of menstruation. Actor Akshay Kumar's Pad Man hasn't quite taken the box office by storm, falling short of expectations. (more...)
Storm Team 11 Forecast: More rain tonight and Thursday with mild temperatures! Storm Team 11 Forecast: More rain tonight and Thursday with mild temperatures!
- February 16, 2018

The most concentrated area of rain looks to set up north of USA 278 where between 1/2" and 1"+ may fall. Look for a few scattered showers to accompany the front today which looks to move through by early evening, with rain amounts fairly minimal. (more...)
TIMELINE: How Florida high school shooting unfolded TIMELINE: How Florida high school shooting unfolded
- February 16, 2018

Jordan Jereb told AP that did not know Cruz personally and that "he acted on his own behalf" and is "solely responsible for what he just did". "We need to have a real conversation so we have public safety for our schools in this state", the Republican said. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi to address public meeting in poll-bound Tripura today Rahul Gandhi to address public meeting in poll-bound Tripura today
- February 16, 2018

The Congess had secured 36.53 per cent votes in the 2013 Assembly polls and had 10 MLAs. Addressing an election rally here for Tripura unit Congress president Birajit Sinha, Mr Gandhi said the Prime Minister makes promises and then forgets those easily. (more...)
Charles Barkley Admits to Playing a Game Drunk Charles Barkley Admits to Playing a Game Drunk
- February 16, 2018

Barkley and his buddies were "blasted" as they had been "doing shots", he said. Barkley told Kimmel that he didn't have any recollection of the game, and that it wasn't even the only time he played while intoxicated during his career. "In what city or state?", Barkley responded". Asked how much he'd won betting on the Eagles, Barkley said: "In Alabama, it'd bought a big condo. In L.A., a small guest house". (more...)
Oman Foreign Minister at Al-Aqsa, Calls on Arabs to Visit Jerusalem Oman Foreign Minister at Al-Aqsa, Calls on Arabs to Visit Jerusalem
- February 16, 2018

The Palestinians fear that the Israeli government would seek to break this statue quo, particularly with the increased settlement projects after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December, which Palestinians believe have emboldened the Israeli government to accelerate its settlement projects in East Jerusalem. (more...)
Street Analysts View On Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BSPM) Street Analysts View On Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD), Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BSPM)
- February 16, 2018

BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Sears during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $117,000. This data is comprised of two main types: fundamental data and technical data. A frequently used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. A simple moving average is easy to calculate, which allows it to be employed fairly quickly and easily. (more...)
Gun stocks reverse early gains after the Florida school shooting Gun stocks reverse early gains after the Florida school shooting
- February 16, 2018

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive , a total of 30 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of February 14, including Wednesday's school shooting in Florida . Murphy originally meant to address the Senate on immigration matters, but he chose to chide his colleagues for not doing enough to enact stronger gun laws. (more...)
How a police officer captured the Parkland shooting suspect on the street How a police officer captured the Parkland shooting suspect on the street
- February 16, 2018

You have people who are about you who love you and who will do anything at all to protect you". In a brief court appearance, Cruz spoke only two words, "Yes ma'am", when a judge asked him to confirm his name. "Thank you for bringing and having this fantastic person in life and giving him the power to be stronger than I could have ever been", she said in an opportunity to address his family on air. (more...)
Immigration Push Hits A Wall As Senate Deadline Nears Immigration Push Hits A Wall As Senate Deadline Nears
- February 16, 2018

The Senate votes were the latest in a series of failures in Congress in recent years to pass a comprehensive immigration plan, and left lawmakers and immigration advocates searching for a way forward for the young Dreamers. Angus King , I-Maine, a lead sponsor of the bill, said before Thursday's vote. The White House attacked Democrats on Thursday after the Senate rejected legislation based on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms ... (more...)
United Kingdom to Seek EU Mutual Recognition Deal For Financial Services United Kingdom to Seek EU Mutual Recognition Deal For Financial Services
- February 16, 2018

However, the IoD said the EU already had a partial customs union with Turkey covering industrial and processed agricultural goods which could serve as a potential model for Brexit. Allie Renison, the author of the paper in charge of Europe and trade policy, said there has been much talk and much less action on forging a UK-EU trade relationship 20 months on from the referendum, in which a majority of UK voters backed leaving the bloc to pursue a global Britain . (more...)
Kim Jong Un 'impressed' with South Korea's efforts, state media says Kim Jong Un 'impressed' with South Korea's efforts, state media says
- February 16, 2018

North Korea and South Korea are still technically at war but diplomatic channels began to inch open again in recent months. According to Nam Sung-wook, a professor at Korea University's Department of Unification and Diplomacy in Seoul , the cheerleaders are a tactic to give an air of unification and normalcy in North Korea. (more...)
Try to learn to live in present says, PM Modi Try to learn to live in present says, PM Modi
- February 16, 2018

According to reports, the schools have been asked to click pictures and record 2-minute video clips of students attending the event, and they need to be submitted to CBSE board office by February 17. But on the day of exam, they worship Lord Hanuman. He asks them to be "warriors and not worriers". He further says that a free mind is always helpful to get good marks in exams. (more...)
Delmarva officials react to failed vote on Immigration legislation Delmarva officials react to failed vote on Immigration legislation
- February 16, 2018

In fact, the bill backed by Trump lost 39-60 votes. Trump is pushing for DACA closure to be bundled with three other issues - funding for a border wall on America's southern edge, ending the visa lottery program and curbs on visas for families of legal immigrants. (more...)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatens to opt out of 'Modicare' West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatens to opt out of 'Modicare'
- February 16, 2018

Mamata said her government has made hospitalisation and treatment free in Bengal and the centre's scheme is a waste of states' resources. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while announcing the state government's decision to opt out of the healthcare scheme, also slammed the Centre for not consulting the states before unveiling the plan. (more...)
Cyril Ramaphosa Voted In As South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa Voted In As South Africa's President
- February 16, 2018

The ANC's KwaZulu-Natal leadership had pledged its allegiance to incoming president Cyril Ramaphosa , saying it will "protect" him and ensure that the resolutions of the party's 54th national conference are implemented. Local media reported that Zuma had been pushing for a resignation deal that included his legal fees to fight multiple criminal charges - but he denied the allegations in his resignation speech. (more...)
Turkish FM alongside with US' Tillerson Turkish FM alongside with US' Tillerson
- February 16, 2018

He and President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday had a "productive and open" discussion on improving ties, a U.S. State Department spokesman traveling with Tillerson said, following weeks of anti-American rhetoric from Ankara . "We demanded this structure be removed from SDF", he said. On his part, Tillerson told the news conference: "We stand shoulder to shoulder with Turkey against terrorist threats". (more...)
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz allegedly linked to white nationalist group Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz allegedly linked to white nationalist group
- February 16, 2018

Israel said that he personally knew the "hero" coach and had sons who played football for him. Once gathered in the classroom, they reportedly hid behind his desk. But critics say Trump's words haven't matched his deeds. Fred, who added he recently lost his brother to a September 11-related illness, said: "What is unfathomable is Jamie took a bullet and is dead". (more...)
Maryam to address first social media gathering in Mansehra today Maryam to address first social media gathering in Mansehra today
- February 16, 2018

He termed it "victimisation in the name of accountability". Yesterday, Ayesha Gulalai, the disgruntled MNA of PTI, has said the ruling PML-N could only manage to pull a shocking victory in the recently held Lodhran by-election against the Imran Khan-led party because of her. (more...)
Best Companies to Work For 2018 Best Companies to Work For 2018
- February 16, 2018

BayCare ranked No. 65 on the list, which was based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees - rating their workplace culture on more than 50 different categories. Today, Sheetz operates more than 565 stores in six states and is projected to reach 600 in 2019. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. (more...)
Trump's military parade could cost $30 million, White House budget director says
- February 16, 2018

Asked about Mulvaney's comment, OMB spokeswoman Meghan Burris said Mulvaney was not referring to the budget, but meant to say he would oppose the two-year spending caps deal. Under Trump's plan, even the simple dignity of choosing one's groceries would be denied. "While the user fee increase I proposed would cost the average motorist about $9 a month, our badly deteriorating roads are causing approximately $40 a month in increased maintenance and operating costs", Chamber CEO Thomas ... (more...)
ED asks MEA to revoke Nirav Modi's passport ED asks MEA to revoke Nirav Modi's passport
- February 16, 2018

On January 31st, the CBI had filed an FIR against Mehul Chinubhai Choksi of Diamond R and Stellar Diamonds, along with Nirav Modi , his brother Nishal and wife Ami for allegedly cheating PNB of over Rs 280 crore in 2017. In a late-night stock exchange clarification on Wednesday, PNB said that it has submitted a fraud report on 7 February to RBI after confirming the liability of Gitanjali Group companies. (more...)
Woman Arrested For Posing As Man, Marrying 2 Women To Extort Money Woman Arrested For Posing As Man, Marrying 2 Women To Extort Money
- February 16, 2018

What next? She started beating her "wife" (who holds a double master's degree) and demanding for dowry. It is hard to wrap one's head around several things here, but what comes across clearly is this: a woman had had an unsatisfactory marriage for four years, but not only did she not walk out of it, she continued to indulge her "husband's" demands and got her family to pay him Rs 8 lakh. (more...)
Body found in Ranelagh is that of missing woman Joanne Lee Body found in Ranelagh is that of missing woman Joanne Lee
- February 16, 2018

She had been reported missing earlier this week after being last seen on Tuesday. The soul is taken out of us. I just don't know why it happened. He said his niece had been "a lovely girl, a attractive girl, never any trouble". Ms Lee's uncle, John Curry, described her as a lovely girl and said the family was devastated. The body of tragic Joanne Lee was discovered in a flat on Ranelagh Road in south Dublin at 3.45pm yesterday by gardai investigating her disappearance. (more...)
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Dies Aged 65 Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Dies Aged 65
- February 16, 2018

The party said it will meet again to choose a candidate for upcoming elections. Tsvangirai formed the opposition MDC in 1999, which has led the charge for democracy in Zimbabwe, which until previous year had been under the iron fist rule of Robert Mugabe . (more...)

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