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Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch Saturday, Feb
- February 24, 2018

It also etches a place in history for these women: Never before has South Korea medaled on the sheet - a feat they're now certain to achieve. Canada, meanwhile, will face the Czech Republic for bronze (7:10 a.m. I had to mature. I'm feeling a variety of emotions and I might even cry after the show. Bobsled is actually pretty easy, once I figure out that tapping the arrow keys, rather than holding them down, will get me through the turns. (more...)
Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions ever' against N. Korea Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions ever' against N. Korea
- February 24, 2018

The sanctions target 56 entities - 27 shipping and trade companies, 28 vessels, and one individual -located all over the world, from North Korea to China to Tanzania, according to senior US administration officials. Presumably this is the latest in a long line of threats to attack North Korea, though it comes not long after recent admissions from other U.S. officials that no such plans are ready for attacking North Korea. (more...)
Previsioni meteo, in arrivo il grande gelo dalla Russian Federation Previsioni meteo, in arrivo il grande gelo dalla Russian Federation
- February 24, 2018

In alcuni casi, tuttavia, per effetto dell'anticiclone russo-siberiano, il buran può raggiungere anche l'Europa centrale e meridionale, aggirando anche l'arco alpino, e portare ondate di gelo . Le problematiche principali per rischio neve potrebbero essere legate soprattutto a difficolta' e rallentamenti del traffico stradale eferroviario. (more...)
Sheriff: Deputy on duty during school shooting never went inside Sheriff: Deputy on duty during school shooting never went inside
- February 24, 2018

Scot Peterson , who was the school resource officer at the school, stood outside the building as the shootings took place and did not go in to engage the shooter. I'm proposing at least one law enforcement officer for everyone thousand students. The full case files regarding the incidents were not immediately available, a Broward sheriff's records administrator said. (more...)
Dozens have Died in a Series of Attacks in Afghanistan Dozens have Died in a Series of Attacks in Afghanistan
- February 24, 2018

In another incident in Nad Ali district, two Afghan army soldiers were killed and one other was wounded after Taliban militants attacked a military base and set off a vehicle bomb early Saturday morning, Bunay Khan Sarhadi, the deputy police chief of Helmand, said. (more...)
Social media threat directed toward 'SHS' in OH, not Spokane
- February 24, 2018

On Thursday morning, Fairborn High School, was put on a precautionary lockdown as police checked the building following a threat made on social media. Several other people brought their concerns to the Kennewick School District, according to a district statement. WNEP-TV reports that the vague threat appears to be posted to a Facebook account belonging to a "Ray Andres". (more...)
NYU serves Kool-Aid, watermelon during Black History Month dinner NYU serves Kool-Aid, watermelon during Black History Month dinner
- February 24, 2018

Within 24 hours NYU President Andrew Hamilton responded with a statement , calling the menu "inexcusably insensitive" and saying the school's food vendor, Aramark, did not discuss the menu choices with them beforehand. However, in today's environment, it's not hard to imagine the head cook getting grief if he had denied the two ( black) employees' menu choice - that would be exercising "white privilege/supremacy": "How do you know what menu is best for us? ". (more...)
Supreme Court delays Alabama death row inmate's execution Supreme Court delays Alabama death row inmate's execution
- February 24, 2018

A trio of inmates are scheduled to be executed on Thursday, one each in Alabama, Florida and Texas, raising the possibility that US prison authorities will carry out 3 death sentences on the same day for the first time since 2010. Executions due to take place in Texas and Alabama were cancelled. Still, more inmates are executed in Texas than in any other state, underscoring the rarity of the governor's decision to commute Whitaker's death sentence. (more...)
Election to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23 Election to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23
- February 24, 2018

In Uttar Pradesh, where ten seats are vacant for grabs, the BJP is likely to get the most as nine members, including Jaya Bachchan (SP) and Pramod Tiwari (Cong) from Uttar Pradesh, are retiring on April 2, the election for one seat vacated by BSP supremo Mayawati a year ago will also be held. (more...)
PSL 2018: Two matches to be played today PSL 2018: Two matches to be played today
- February 24, 2018

Mohammad Hafeez's 52-ball 59 and captain Darren Sammy's quickfire 29 helped them post 151, which eventually was not enough. A target of 152 was not going to be hard to chase on a pitch with good pace and bounce and which didn't offer much lateral movement. (more...)
Trouble in the Med: Turkey Reportedly Threatens to Attack Italian Drillship Trouble in the Med: Turkey Reportedly Threatens to Attack Italian Drillship
- February 24, 2018

The Saipem 12000 rig had been anchored 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the drilling target since February 9 when Turkish warships initially blocked its course, saying they were conducting military maneuvers. Scheduled to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 26 in Varna, Bulgaria, Tusk said European Union national government heads would decide at a gathering several days beforehand whether "the conditions are there to hold a leaders' meeting with Turkey". (more...)
Israeli father of Florida shooting survivor: Arming teachers a grave mistake Israeli father of Florida shooting survivor: Arming teachers a grave mistake
- February 24, 2018

It was there, less than six years ago, that 20 children were gunned down, none more than seven years old. "The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something I'm comfortable with", Rubio said. (more...)
More Syria deaths, United Nations weighs cease-fire More Syria deaths, United Nations weighs cease-fire
- February 24, 2018

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia has urged the Security Council to call an open meeting for Thursday to discuss Syria . The real issue now is for the USA, which has been supporting "opposition" in Syria with the aim to overthrow the legitimate government of President Bashar al-Assad, to use its influence to stop this tragic cycle of violence. (more...)
Trump considers guns for teachers after Florida school shooting Trump considers guns for teachers after Florida school shooting
- February 24, 2018

Hammer, former president of the National Rifle Association and longtime Florida lobbyist, issued an appeal to gun enthusiasts titled, "EMERGENCY ALERT!" Andrew Pollack, a father of one of the 17 victims who died in last week's Florida shooting, said he was speaking Wednesday because his daughter couldn't. (more...)
Suspect arrested in death of Filipina maid found in freezer in Kuwait Suspect arrested in death of Filipina maid found in freezer in Kuwait
- February 24, 2018

Cayetano said he expects Kuwaiti authorities to request the extradition of Assaf so he could face trial in Kuwait . MANILA- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Friday night that one of the the principal suspects in the murder of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait is now in the custody of authorities in Lebanon. (more...)
H-1B visa approval made tough by Donald Trump administration H-1B visa approval made tough by Donald Trump administration
- February 24, 2018

Employers will have to file more details that support the need for foreign talent. H1B could only be extended up to 3 years and if the American company fires the employee before the due date of work period than the employee would be on bench in a foreign country with no work and the visa will be eliminated as quickly as possible only to deport the person back to their country. (more...)
MP Bypolls: Voting in Mungaoli, Kolaras Assembly Constituencies begins MP Bypolls: Voting in Mungaoli, Kolaras Assembly Constituencies begins
- February 24, 2018

Voting for the bye-election of two constituencies, Mungaoli and Kolaras in Madhya Pradesh , began on Saturday morning. The two seats have been Congress strongholds for long; so for the party, which is looking to recapture power in the state after 15 years, the challenge will be to expand its lead over its rival. (more...)
Marco Rubio Pressed By Shooting Survivors About NRA Support Marco Rubio Pressed By Shooting Survivors About NRA Support
- February 24, 2018

But at least one Republican colleague agreed with him, as Sen. Pro-gun Republican Rubio acknowledged that he saw everyone's hope for a plan of action and encouraged others to push for changes in gun laws without saying he would himself. (more...)
Trade Desk (TTD) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.12 EPS
- February 24, 2018

The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $63.62. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $63.62. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Insiders own 26.87% of the company's stock. (more...)
Team Canada Will Play For Bronze After Losing Men's Hockey Semifinal Team Canada Will Play For Bronze After Losing Men's Hockey Semifinal
- February 24, 2018

Rooney, who played her senior year of high school in Andover, Minn., on the boys' varsity team, was the goalie in net for each of the three USA victories over Canada in pre-Olympic play. "We have a medal". They scored only twice on 19 shots against Czech goalie Pavel Francouz and Koshechkin did the rest. Desjardins and his staff made some adjustments at the first intermission, but never called a timeout when Germany went up 3-0 or 4-1. (more...)
Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence Trump pushes suggestions to prevent gun violence
- February 24, 2018

So much so, they seemed, at times, to be reading from the same script. While gun laws vary widely by state, most federal gun control measures would require the Republican-controlled Congress to act. They're demanding changes to American laws when it comes to guns. LaPierre has been a deeply polarizing figure as an outspoken and consistent advocate for gun rights , who has previously been among the public figures to voice the NRA's position in the wake of mass shootings. (more...)
Severe storms and flooding this weekend
- February 24, 2018

At 11 a.m. Thursday, the stage was 6.9 feet and steady; flood stage is 6 feet. Flood stage is 50 feet. As of Thursday afternoon, the river was at 16.4 feet there. "Those living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take action should flooding develop", the agency warned. In Indiana, AP reported serious flooding in Elkhart County along the Baugo Creek, where stranded residents were picked up in boats. (more...)
Mueller files new charge against Paul Manafort Mueller files new charge against Paul Manafort
- February 24, 2018

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates pleaded guilty on Friday in a case being prosecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller . Prosecutors piled on another 32 counts this week, revealing another indictment accusing the two of lying to obtain millions of dollars in bank loans and of laundering more than $30 million through overseas accounts to pay for real estate and luxury goods while evading USA taxes. (more...)
Australian Deputy PM Joyce stepping down amid controversy over affair
- February 24, 2018

It's not fair on them. "I thank Barnaby for his service as deputy prime minister and in his various ministerial roles in which he has been a fierce advocate for rural and regional Australia", Mr Turnbull said in a statement from Washington. (more...)
Foreign defence attaches visit LoC; briefed about Indian atrocities Foreign defence attaches visit LoC; briefed about Indian atrocities
- February 24, 2018

The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation. "It continued for an hour", the Army's 28 Division said. On Feb 19, the Indian forces in unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LOC in Khuiratta Sector, Jijot Bahadar village, martyred Ayan Zahid, an 8 years old boy. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation tip-line caller: Nikolas Cruz 'is going to explode' Federal Bureau of Investigation tip-line caller: Nikolas Cruz 'is going to explode'
- February 24, 2018

A transcript of the call , made by a woman close to Cruz and excerpted in Friday's Wall Street Journal , is a further indication that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of his mental condition but took no action. Retired Broward teacher Joe Carrier taught a woodworking class at Cross Creek while Cruz attended and remembers him as a "quiet kid" who kept to himself and appeared to be "mildly autistic". (more...)
Trump on Jared Kushner's Security Clearance: 'That's Up to General Kelly' Trump on Jared Kushner's Security Clearance: 'That's Up to General Kelly'
- February 24, 2018

According to officials quoted by the Times, Kushner is pressing to regain access to classified information, including the presidential daily report or "PDB". Both the White House and Kushner's lawyer have insisted that, regardless of any action taken by Kelly, Kushner's work will be unaffected by the change. (more...)
Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency Venezuela Raises $735 Million On Commodity-Backed Cryptocurrency
- February 24, 2018

Maduro said Thursday that his government has raised US$1 billion in the first two days of its Petro cryptocurrency sale. In late 2017, Maduro announced Venezuela will present a cryptocurrency backed by the world's largest oil reserves, as well as Venezuelan gold, gas and diamond deposits, in a bid to counter USA sanctions that choke off his country's access to dollars. (more...)
National Rifle Association Attacks Gun Control Advocates National Rifle Association Attacks Gun Control Advocates
- February 24, 2018

It is likely respondents would be far less supportive of arming teachers. A day earlier, the organization issued a statement saying it opposes raising the age limit. He also returned to an oft-used NRA slogan, one LaPierre invoked following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 students and six adults dead,"To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun". (more...)
S. Sudan Sentences S'African To Death By Hanging S. Sudan Sentences S'African To Death By Hanging
- February 24, 2018

South Sudan, the world's newest country, has been embroiled since 2013 in a civil war between the SPLA-IO and government forces loyal to incumbent President Salva Kiir. No high-level South Sudanese officials have been prosecuted for crimes related to the civil war. The UN report details what it calls "appalling instances of cruelty against civilians who have had their eyes gouged out, their throats slit, or been castrated". (more...)

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