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Donald Trump: Armed teachers could stop further school massacres Donald Trump: Armed teachers could stop further school massacres
- February 22, 2018

The president also drew criticism for saying at the meeting that he is considering arming teachers with concealed guns . At a town hall hosted by CNN on Thursday (NZ time), Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie, whose district includes Stoneman Douglas High, roundly rejected the idea. (more...)
USA says DPRK cancels meeting with Pence at Winter Olympics USA says DPRK cancels meeting with Pence at Winter Olympics
- February 22, 2018

The victor will move on to the Gold Medal Game against the victor of Sweden and Great Britain, while the two losers will play for bronze. If a screenwriter might have opted to let Vonn leave the scene with a medal of a different hue, she sounded at peace with the result. (more...)
India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case
- February 22, 2018

This apart, Vipul, in his capacity as president (finance) of Firestar International , had not only visited and met PNB officials at the now infamous Brady House branch, but also those in the zonal and head offices. In a letter to PNB officials, Mr Modi stated that his companies owed the bank less than 50 billion rupees (S$1.02 billion), much lower than the amount alleged by the bank. (more...)
Callum Smith wary of upcoming opponent Juergen Braehmer: 'It's his last chance' Callum Smith wary of upcoming opponent Juergen Braehmer: 'It's his last chance'
- February 22, 2018

However, one thing I for sure, he will know much more about me after I hit him for the first time on Saturday". I have seen all the fights in the super middleweight division. Holzken , 34, will take on his toughest opponent to date after racking up 13 victories and 10 stoppages during his five-year pro boxing career. 'I gave an interview last week and said it's great there have been no drop-outs... (more...)
Here are the most right-swiped Winter Olympics athletes, according to Tinder
- February 22, 2018

They finally won a long-track speed-skating medal at the Olympics, ending a USA drought for the women dating to the 2002 Games. She helped reignite interest in the Olympics with her bronze-medal performance in the downhill, and returned Wednesday for what had to be NBC's favorite night. (more...)
UK Police Investigating Package Sent to Harry and Meghan UK Police Investigating Package Sent to Harry and Meghan
- February 22, 2018

TV legal drama " Suits ". The Evening Standard said the letter was intercepted before it reached the couple who are due to marry on May 19. Ms Markle and Prince Harry - who are due to Wednesday on May 19 - have been informed of the incident, London's Evening Standard newspaper reports. (more...)
Avani Chaturvedi is flying high and we can't be prouder Avani Chaturvedi is flying high and we can't be prouder
- February 22, 2018

Avani Chaturvedi (centre) with fellow flying officers Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth. Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo when she flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo flight from the IAF's Jamnagar base on Monday. (more...)
The Cast Of Netflix's 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Reboot Has Been Revealed! The Cast Of Netflix's 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Reboot Has Been Revealed!
- February 22, 2018

The outlet also reports that more bubbly Aunt Hilda (i.e. the "fun aunt") will be played by Lucy Davis , who you may remember as the apple of Martin Freeman's eye in the OG series of The Office (UK ). This reboot was originally supposed to air on The CW as a spinoff of Riverdale before Netflix stepped in and offered the show a two-season pickup. (more...)
Centrica cuts 4000 jobs after shedding customers in 2017 Centrica cuts 4000 jobs after shedding customers in 2017
- February 22, 2018

British Gas , which supplies 7.8 million customers, shed 9 percent of its domestic customers in 2017 . Mould concluded: "The group plans to forgo major acquisitions and cut costs, but it faces the possible implementation of price caps in the United Kingdom and still needs to address customer losses in both its consumer and corporate businesses". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn faces 'Czech' jibe after warning of Brexit 'road to nowhere' Jeremy Corbyn faces 'Czech' jibe after warning of Brexit 'road to nowhere'
- February 22, 2018

The Labour leader later asked: "Could the Prime Minister take this opportunity now to tell the House and the country what is the Government's desired outcome?" Mr Corbyn blasted the Government's policy on Brexit, accusing Mrs May of not knowing what she wants from a deal with the EU. (more...)
Australia on top as New Zealand limp to 150 for nine Australia on top as New Zealand limp to 150 for nine
- February 22, 2018

With wickets continuing to fall, Ross Taylor came to the rescue for New Zealand as he smashed an unbeaten 43, which came off 38 balls and included two boundaries and a six , to help them finish on 150/9 off their 20 overs. The Australians were spotted celebrating hard after the win and reassumption of the No.1 rank. Australia conceded their heaviest run total at Eden Park earlier in the tournament, before sensationally chasing it down with seven balls to spare. (more...)
Starkville police investigating social media threat against Starkville High School Starkville police investigating social media threat against Starkville High School
- February 22, 2018

A Thurston High School student's idea of a joke has gotten him arrested. Some parents thought the message was a warning to Sheldon. Robertson County Director of Schools Chris Causey said the post does not reference Springfield High School and has been circulating nationwide. (more...)
Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow
- February 22, 2018

The state building construction department (BCD) sent notices to the former RJD and Congress ministers in August a year ago, asking them to vacate their official bungalows. Tej made a decision to vacate the bungalow after receiving a second notice, said RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav. Sources close to him have revealed that in June a year ago, a " dushman maaran jaap " (chanting of hymns to eliminate enemies) had been organised at his bungalow while central agencies were busy ... (more...)
Greyhound to reduce frequency of routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region Greyhound to reduce frequency of routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region
- February 22, 2018

In a statement, Greyhound said it will respect the timeline set out by the board. But the decision also said that Greyhound's ridership has declined by 30 per cent in the past five years and it is losing about $35,000 per day in B.C. Greyhound will now operate only freight service on the Island. Greyhound also announced it will be eliminating multiple routes in Northern B.C. According to its ruling, the PTB said it "considers what, if any, level of service meets the public need", ... (more...)
North Korean trade deficit with China extends to $1.7 billion
- February 22, 2018

The North Korean-flagged Rye Song Gang 1 and the Belize-flagged Wan Heng 11, which is owned by a Hong Kong company, were spotted in what appears to be a ship-to-ship transfer. Pyongyang is subject to a series of UN Security Council sanctions, including one prohibiting all member states from facilitating or engaging in ship-to-ship transfers of goods to or from North Korean-flagged vessels. (more...)
Donald Trump considers arming more teachers to stop future school shootings Donald Trump considers arming more teachers to stop future school shootings
- February 22, 2018

While there's no indication the suspected Parkland Florida shooter used a bump stock, it's where President Trump chose to start gun control reform. "There are many ideas that I have". President Trump voiced support for arming teachers and other school staff to prevent school shootings as well as raising the minimum age for gun purchases, boosting background checks and detaining potentially unsafe people in mental institutions if they can not be held by police. (more...)
Us Hate Groups Grow in Trump's First Year, Says Watchdog Us Hate Groups Grow in Trump's First Year, Says Watchdog
- February 22, 2018

Typified by their anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, anti-white rhetoric and conspiracy theories, these black nationalist groups should not be confused with activist groups such as Black Lives Matter and others that work for civil rights and to eliminate systemic racism. (more...)
Government Plans To Tackle Air Pollution Are Unlawful, Court Rules Government Plans To Tackle Air Pollution Are Unlawful, Court Rules
- February 22, 2018

Government plans to tackle air quality are unlawful and do not go far enough, a senior judge has ruled. An additional case brought against the Welsh Government was dropped after it agreed to work with the charity on plans to tackle toxic air. (more...)
UAE- KT partners with Peshawar Zalmi UAE- KT partners with Peshawar Zalmi
- February 22, 2018

DG ISPR took to the official twitter handle and wished good luck to PCB and the teams participating in third edition of this league which commences today. Should the PSL be as successful as one hopes, that ambition may soon be realised. 'Of course, it is and that is the benefit of me coaching the Karachi Kings . (more...)
Trump moves to ban bump stocks Trump moves to ban bump stocks
- February 22, 2018

Trump , speaking at the start of a Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House , said he expected the "critical" new regulations to be finalized soon. Trump plans to meet Wednesday with students, teachers and parents from Parkland, local school districts and those affected by past school shootings in Columbine , Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut. (more...)
Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation Sanders says Trump wasn't blaming Florida shooting on FBI Russia investigation
- February 22, 2018

He said: "Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation?" Trump later reissued his tweet with "Sessions" spelled correctly. President Donald Trump "has done a number of things to put pressure on Russia and be tough on Russia", Sanders said at the Tuesday briefing. (more...)
There is no Drug Mafia in Goa: Manohar Parrikar There is no Drug Mafia in Goa: Manohar Parrikar
- February 22, 2018

Parrikar has arrived in Goa. The Goa CM had been in the hospital since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment. Soon after he was discharged from Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai , Parrikar reached Goa to present the budget . The support of these two parties is crucial, as the BJP needs at least 21 MLAs to remain in power. CM Parrikar continues to lead our government. Our commitment to him is steadfast, " agriculture minister Sardesai said. (more...)
Procession planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham Procession planned for 'America's Pastor,' Rev. Billy Graham
- February 22, 2018

Koury is a teacher at Southside Christian in Simpsonville and said her life was changed when she listened to Billy Graham preach in person in New Mexico. More than 200 million people in 185 countries attended his crusades, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and he reached that many or more via books, radio and television. (more...)
Student solidarity: over 60% of students support striking university staff Student solidarity: over 60% of students support striking university staff
- February 22, 2018

The protest surrounds changes to pensions. Staff at Durham and Newcastle universities are believed to be taking part, but Sunderland, Northumbria and Teesside are not. "The universities' refusal to negotiate with us has caused this mess and they owe it to students to start negotiating properly". The spokesman said: "The changes proposed will make USS secure and sustainable". (more...)
Cheney High School students organize walkout Cheney High School students organize walkout
- February 22, 2018

There is a "movement" attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school through social media and/or other media outlets. Students plan to walk out and demand congress pass legislation to keep students safe from gun violence at school, streets and places of worship. (more...)
17 injured as passenger bus catches fire in Central Sri Lanka 17 injured as passenger bus catches fire in Central Sri Lanka
- February 22, 2018

The injured, include seven army personnel, five Air Force personnel and seven civilians. Nineteen people who were injured were admitted to the Diyatalawa Base Hospital. Brig. Sumith Atapattu said the explosion occurred near Diyatalawa, a former garrison town about 190 kilometers (120 miles) from the capital, Colombo . (more...)
Netanyahu says Israeli intelligence foiled ISIS plot to attack Australian plane Netanyahu says Israeli intelligence foiled ISIS plot to attack Australian plane
- February 22, 2018

Previous year two brothers were arrested in Sydney - Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat - and charged with plotting to bring down an Etihad Airways passenger jet destined to fly to Abu Dhabi from Sydney. The Israeli soldiers, along with the country's intelligence community, provided the Australian authorities with the information that they gathered on the planned attack. (more...)
5 year jail term for Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab 5 year jail term for Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab
- February 22, 2018

Rajab, a leading figure in 2011 protests against the Gulf state's Sunni minority monarchy, is already serving a two-year sentence handed down last July for "disseminating rumours and false information" in television interviews critical of the government. (more...)
Stepmom arrested in connection with disappearance of 5-year-old boy Stepmom arrested in connection with disappearance of 5-year-old boy
- February 22, 2018

When officers arrived, Lucas' stepmother said he was last seen at about 3 p.m. Saturday in his bedroom before she showered and fell asleep. The great-aunt of Lucas Hernandez said that she noticed signs indicating abuse before the boy disappeared Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, Feb. (more...)
Local school districts start planning for National School Walkout Day Local school districts start planning for National School Walkout Day
- February 22, 2018

Garcia said she envisions protest that includes chants - the National School Walkout logo includes the words "We are victims, we are students, we are change" - and speakers from the community and school clubs. Mike Barton, the district's chief academic officer, said officials respect the students' views but want to ensure they express their opinions safely. (more...)

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