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JPMorgan Chase to replace Manhattan headquarters with skyscraper JPMorgan Chase to replace Manhattan headquarters with skyscraper
- February 21, 2018

JPMorgan, the biggest US bank, plans to buy development rights from landmarks in the surrounding area so it can build a taller tower. The building will be the first major project under Manhattan's new East Midtown rezoning plan. "Good jobs, modern buildings and concrete improvements that will make East Midtown stronger for the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who work here", de Blasio said in a statement . (more...)
Cold snap could bring snow next week say Met Office
- February 21, 2018

Britain is about to enter a deep freeze that the Met Office said could unleash "significant snow" and bitterly cold weather across the nation until the start of Spring . Prof Adam Scaife, from the Met Office Hadley Centre, said: "This warming results from a breakdown of the usual high-altitude westerly winds and it often leads to a switch in our weather: with cold easterly conditions more likely to dominate subsequent United Kingdom weather". (more...)
Billy Graham dead at 99 Billy Graham dead at 99
- February 21, 2018

During the following years Graham, through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, developed a highly professional but spiritually grounded methodology which saw him preach the gospel to almost 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. (more...)
Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15% Gigaba raises Value-Added Tax to 15%
- February 21, 2018

On the other hand, Minister Gigaba announced some relief for the poor and the working class in the form of below inflation increase in personal income tax , while ensuring an above average increase in social grants. "We are anticipating growth of 1,5% in 2018, rising to 2,1% in 2020", Gigaba said. The Treasury said South Africa faced a 48.2 billion rand revenue gap in the current 2017/18 fiscal year ending in March, down from an earlier estimate of 50.8 billion rand, and that the revenue ... (more...)
Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21 Celebrate International Mother Language Day on February 21
- February 21, 2018

In Aotearoa New Zealand we particularly honour the indigenous language of the nation, Te Reo Maori, and support all efforts to bring it into the public sphere. The prime minister said her government established the IMLI in Dhaka, creating facilities for researchers from home and overseas to conduct their study and research works on mother languages. (more...)
Dozens of schoolgirls missing after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria Dozens of schoolgirls missing after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
- February 21, 2018

Al Jazeera was not able to independently confirm how many students remain unaccounted for. A military source last night told Saharareporters that they could not confirm or deny if the missing girls were abducted. The mass abduction and Jonathan's handling of it was seen as contributing to his 2015 election defeat to Mohammadu Buhari, who promised to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end. (more...)
No injuries after F-16's engine catches fire over northern Japan No injuries after F-16's engine catches fire over northern Japan
- February 21, 2018

R. Scott Jobe, commander of the USA base, after the F-16 jettisoned its two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara in Aomori Prefecture. Misawa base Commander Col. Onodera said there have been no reports of injuries or damage on the ground or in the lake where the tanks were jettisoned. While the full details of fuel leakage in the lake are being confirmed, the Lake Ogawara fishery association chose to completely halt fishing in the lake until the fuel oil is retrieved. (more...)
Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif to be party chief Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif to be party chief
- February 21, 2018

It citied articles 62 and 63 of the Pakistani Constitution, which state that a disqualified individual can not lead a party, Pakistan Today reported. The verdict will not affect the PML-N's registration as a party. Justice Nisar, while reading out the verdict, said that a person who is disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution is not eligible to sign on any document needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate. (more...)
North Koreans cancelled meeting with Pence North Koreans cancelled meeting with Pence
- February 21, 2018

In a series of tweets last night, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed that a meeting had in fact been planned. We regret their failure to seize this opportunity. North Korea pulled out of the meeting after Pence announced new sanctions over Kim's nuclear weapons program and harshly criticized the regime, Ayers said. (more...)
Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points Democrat Takes Kentucky House Seat in District Trump Won by 49 Points
- February 21, 2018

Larry Belcher, died in a vehicle crash in 2008. And the circumstances of this particular vote are unique; the special election was called when Rep. Dan Johnson, the occupant of the seat, committed suicide in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. (more...)
Donald Trump urges Justice Department to ban rapid-fire 'bump stock' gun modifiers Donald Trump urges Justice Department to ban rapid-fire 'bump stock' gun modifiers
- February 21, 2018

Students from the school are also planning a march on Washington on March 24. President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases. The NRA , following the shooting in Las Vegas , announced that the organisation supports bans on bump stocks , so long as the ban were implemented within the framework of existing laws and regulatory powers. (more...)
After PNB, City Union Bank hit by fraud After PNB, City Union Bank hit by fraud
- February 21, 2018

A spokesman from the Central Bank said that the hackers had taken control of a computer at the bank they were targeting and used the SWIFT system to transfer money to their own accounts. The City Union Bank clarified that the modus operandi of this incident is not related to the multibillion dollar fraud allegedly committed by diamond merchant Nirav Modi against the Punjab National Bank. (more...)
Alabama police officer dies from gunshot wound after standoff Alabama police officer dies from gunshot wound after standoff
- February 21, 2018

Billa was rushed to the hospital where he died, Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste told a local Fox affiliate. The shooter, Robert Holly, was found dead in his home around 3am Wednesday. "Additionally, Billa made two felony and 17 misdemeanor arrests for the month". "I am concerned about the officer's family, and I'm concerned about the rest of the officers who on a daily basis put their lives on the lives for the city", Mobile Councilman Fred Richard said. (more...)
Florida governor calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail school shooting tip failure
- February 21, 2018

The FBI investigated the remark but did not determine who made it. The disclosure spread angry disbelief among Parkland residents and prompted Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott to call for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign. (more...)
British PM Theresa May under pressure after 62 lawmakers demand hard Brexit British PM Theresa May under pressure after 62 lawmakers demand hard Brexit
- February 21, 2018

The government is seeking a transition deal after that date which will see the United Kingdom bound by the rules of the European Union for a period of around two years but without having any say in setting the rules that binds the 28-nation body. (more...)
PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case
- February 21, 2018

Addressing a rally in Shillong, Rahul said, "Just because the BJP can buy a few MLAs, including Congress MLA, you cannot buy the church". Highlighting Congress" "contribution' in the emergence of Meghalaya in terms of literacy, the Congress president said, "Under the Congress Govt, we have seen the emergence of Meghalaya as the most literate state of India with the highest rate of female enrollment in primary schools in the entire country". (more...)
CPTPP trade deal will add up to $4b to economy, says MFAT CPTPP trade deal will add up to $4b to economy, says MFAT
- February 21, 2018

Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo said the landmark agreement would eliminate more than 98 percent of tariffs in a trade zone with a combined GDP of some US$13 trillion. "Public scrutiny of trade agreements is welcome and important". However, the estimated impact of the CPTPP deal on New Zealand's economy is more modest than that of the original TPP. (more...)
Majority of United States wants Congress, Trump to do more about shootings Majority of United States wants Congress, Trump to do more about shootings
- February 21, 2018

A majority believes more effective mental health screening and treatment, along with stricter gun control laws, could have prevented the Parkland, FL, shooting. The shooting at the school in Parkland, Fla ., last Wednesday by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz who used an AR-15-style rifle to gun down his former classmates, ignited the contentious debate about creating stronger background checks and barring the purchase of assault weapons. (more...)
UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4%; Wage Growth Up 2.5% UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4%; Wage Growth Up 2.5%
- February 21, 2018

The unemployment rate also rose to 4.4% as fewer workers were economically inactive. Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses rose 2.5% from a year earlier, the most since December 2016, the Office for National Statistics said on Wednesday. (more...)
Heavy rainfall impacting your Wednesday — ALERT DAY
- February 21, 2018

Flood warnings were already issued Tuesday for the Ouachita, Little Missouri, Saline, Fourche La Fave and Cache rivers. The Weather Prediction Center 7 day rain outlook has the heaviest totals from NE Texas up through the Cincinnati area. (more...)
Wakanda Love: Micheal B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong'o's Twitter Flirting Is Epic Wakanda Love: Micheal B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong'o's Twitter Flirting Is Epic
- February 21, 2018

You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear", Nyong'o wrote . The abilities of T'Challa's mettle as the future king and as Black Panther is tested when he enters into conflict with the enemy. "From someone who loves you", she continued. Why all of a sudden is it "We can't follow it" when it's African? Black Panther has changed superhero films having demolished the box office, bringing in an estimated $426.6 million worldwide and $241.6 million in ... (more...)
First Airbus A350-1000 enters service with Qatar Airways First Airbus A350-1000 enters service with Qatar Airways
- February 21, 2018

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive, Fabrice Brégier of Airbus and Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce president - civil aerospace, attended a formal aircraft handover ceremony at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. With freighter slots limited into many important airports in Qatar Airway's network, aircraft with significant belly capacity are becoming increasingly important to its cargo network, offering scheduled connectivity. (more...)
Parkland students arrive in FL capital Parkland students arrive in FL capital
- February 21, 2018

As Fox News reported , Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School expects all classes to resume by Tuesday, almost two weeks after a gunman opened fire, killing 17 students and faculty. Music stars Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Cher have thrown their support behind the march. Oprah Winfrey also pledged $500,000 their cause, as did actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal. (more...)
Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences
- February 21, 2018

Activists say there has been no letup to the wave of airstrikes and artillery shelling on eastern Ghouta since government and Russian forces stepped up their assault late Sunday. Ankara recognizes these organizations as terrorists. The withdrawal of the pro-Bashar al-Assad terror groups came when they were about 10 km (about 6 miles) away from Afrin, in northwestern Syria. (more...)
CBI registers case in Bank of Baroda loan scam CBI registers case in Bank of Baroda loan scam
- February 21, 2018

There is also a report that Vikram has been detained by the agency but it has not been confirmed yet. The total outstanding amount, along with interest, amounts to Rs 3,695 crore. A year later, Kothari has allegedly not paid back either the interest or the loan and in Feb 2017, Bank of Baroda, a consortium partner declared pen manufacturer Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd as "wilful defaulter". (more...)
Anthrax's Charlie Benante Slams Trump for Florida School Shooting Tweet Anthrax's Charlie Benante Slams Trump for Florida School Shooting Tweet
- February 21, 2018

The president then asserted that the agency was perhaps distracted by the investigation into possible Trump administration ties to Russian Federation. Critics are putting the President on blast for golfing in West Palm Beach, Florida while funerals for some victims of the Parkland school shooting were taking place less than an hour away. (more...)
Husband charged with murder in high seas honeymoon disappearance Husband charged with murder in high seas honeymoon disappearance
- February 21, 2018

Coast Guard Academy stated in court records. The stolen coins were valued at $38,480, a federal prosecutor said. Special agent James Kelley said the bureau believed Bennett had "knowingly and unlawfully killed" the 41-year-old estate agent. (more...)
Mattel Crafts Some Croft With the Tomb Raider Barbie Doll Mattel Crafts Some Croft With the Tomb Raider Barbie Doll
- February 21, 2018

If you did not know already, gaming technology was limited back in the '90s because they were not able to make rounded objects look smooth. What's more, the post called the upcoming game Lara Croft's "defining adventure", which can only mean Square Enix has big plans for the title. (more...)
Why we stopped Orengo, Wanjigi from travelling - Immigration Why we stopped Orengo, Wanjigi from travelling - Immigration
- February 21, 2018

High Court on Monday, February 19, reversed government's decision to suspend passports of several National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leaders and officials. There is growing concern that the government is ignoring civil liberties in response to the mock inauguration of Mr Odinga. High court judge John Mativo had earlier today issued conservatory orders restraining the state from interfering with the leaders travelling documents and movements in and out of the country until the case is ... (more...)
President Trump just directed the Justice Department to ban bump stocks President Trump just directed the Justice Department to ban bump stocks
- February 21, 2018

Trump's order comes a week after a teenager opened fire at a school in Florida, killing 17 people. On Saturday, Trump pointed the finger at Democrats who didn't pass gun control legislation when they had control of Congress and the presidency, claiming "they didn't want to". (more...)

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