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NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting
- February 25, 2018

Delta and United Airlines also came under fire for offering contracted discounts to NRA members attending the annual meeting. A host of other companies have also cut ties with the group amid heightened scrutiny following the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week. (more...)
Siddaramaiah calls the Centre '90% commission government' Siddaramaiah calls the Centre '90% commission government'
- February 25, 2018

In reality it is your government which is taking 90 per cent commission. "According to the law, whoever levels charges against anyone, should prove them". BJP's Vishweshwar Hedge Kageri also added that the Congress government was being desperate. This brought BJP members to their feet but when Mr. Rajanna defended his remarks on the industrialist, BJP members stormed into the well of the House, raising slogans against the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. (more...)
Rev. Billy Graham's body makes journey from mountains to Charlotte Rev. Billy Graham's body makes journey from mountains to Charlotte
- February 25, 2018

The highway running past the world headquarters of his evangelical empire in Charlotte is called Billy Graham Parkway. Throughout the procession, crowds gathered alongside Interstate 40 to catch a glimpse of the procession. 28 to March 1. Graham's funeral service takes place at noon Friday, in a tent in front of the Billy Graham Library. His coffin, a plain, pine casket, was built by inmates at the Louisiana state prison. (more...)
Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for Olympics closing Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for Olympics closing
- February 25, 2018

South Korean conservatives are outraged that Kim Yong Chol is being allowed to visit the South. AOL has reported that South Korea is going the extra mile to impress Trump , who they believe has great influence over her father. Kim Yong-chol, who oversees inter-Korean relations for the ruling Workers' Party, will lead an eight-member delegation that will visit the South from tomorrow to Sunday, the unification ministry said in a statement. (more...)
Inconsistent Volunteers survive to win at Ole Miss Inconsistent Volunteers survive to win at Ole Miss
- February 25, 2018

The Rebels host Tennessee on February 24th in Oxford at 1 pm Eastern. But now the Vols currently sit at 20-7 overall, are second place in the SEC, and are a projected 3 or 4 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Vols could have injuries on the front line, with Kyle Alexander in a protective boot on Friday and Derrick Walker questionable with a sprained ankle suffered in practice Tuesday. (more...)
Pretium Resources Inc (TSE:PVG) Director Purchases 5000 Shares of Stock Pretium Resources Inc (TSE:PVG) Director Purchases 5000 Shares of Stock
- February 25, 2018

Pretium Resources Inc . (NYSE: PVG ) has risen 14.20% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. 2 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 0 as Sell. Ig Investment Management Ltd reported 325,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Company reported 174,975 shares. (more...)
After Russia's veto, UN Security Council to vote again on Syria ceasefire After Russia's veto, UN Security Council to vote again on Syria ceasefire
- February 25, 2018

The head of the defense committee in Russia's lower house of parliament said Thursday that more than 200 new types of weapons were tested as part of his country's military support to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Fighting has escalated as the Syrian military and its allied forces appear to be launching an all-out operation to retake eastern Ghouta , which is one of the last areas near Damascus still under control of the armed opposition. (more...)
Ireland boss Joe Schmidt keeps Grand Slam talk at bay Ireland boss Joe Schmidt keeps Grand Slam talk at bay
- February 25, 2018

Wales in the Six Nations . Tries by flank Dan Leavy and prop Cian Healy pushed the hosts' lead out to 27-13. Sexton missed his first three goalkicks but his passing was brilliant and Ireland's grip looked firm - until Wales flanker Aaron Shingler split the defense and scrumhalf Gareth Davies pouched a loose pass and darted over. (more...)
Arm US teachers, Trump says Arm US teachers, Trump says
- February 25, 2018

Trump also on Friday disparaged an armed sheriff's deputy who was present at the Parkland school during the shooting but stayed outside the building, calling him a coward. If a teacher had been carrying a concealed firearm when a former student began firing at the Florida school, "the teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened", Trump said. (more...)
Corporate partners cut cord with NRA Corporate partners cut cord with NRA
- February 25, 2018

However, the gun lobby took to Twitter to defend itself. The attrition of NRA corporate partners began on Thursday when three rental auto brands owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc said they were ending discount programs, and First National Bank of Omaha said it would not renew the NRA's contract to issue a co-branded Visa card. (more...)
Maryam Nawaz guarantees PML-N victory in 2018 elections Maryam Nawaz guarantees PML-N victory in 2018 elections
- February 25, 2018

In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the apex court struck down Section 203 of the Elections Act, 2017, which had paved the way for Nawaz Sharif to regain presidency of PML-N following his ouster as prime minister in the Panama Papers case in July previous year. (more...)
US Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russian Federation probes US Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russian Federation probes
- February 25, 2018

Partisan disagreements on the intelligence committee have escalated over the past year as Democrats have charged that Republicans are not taking the panel's investigation into Russian election meddling seriously enough. But the Democratic memo contends that the Justice Department disclosed "the assessed political motivation of those who hired him". "The FBI's concern about and knowledge of Page's activities therefore long predate the FBI's receipt of Steele's information", the memo states. (more...)
Swimmer 'lucky to be alive' after great white shark attack Swimmer 'lucky to be alive' after great white shark attack
- February 25, 2018

A Sydney woman is "lucky" to be alive after she was bitten by a great white shark in Botany Bay. Anna Shurapey, 55, was nipped by the three-metre shark at Little Congwong Beach on Friday evening. "We've searched the area and not been able to identify any marine life", Surf Life Saving NSW's George Hales told 7 News . "I've lived in the area for 25 years and this is the first confirmed shark attack in Randwick City". (more...)
Who is Alfonso Calderon? Florida Shooting Survivor Gives Passionate Speech in Tallahassee Who is Alfonso Calderon? Florida Shooting Survivor Gives Passionate Speech in Tallahassee
- February 25, 2018

Students said they had a message for lawmakers regarding guns and schools. Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have "went in". "When people have just undergone a psychiatric evaluation and we're anxious about their mental health, these people need to away from guns until they're evaluated - maybe years down the road", he added. (more...)
Former Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe Former Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
- February 25, 2018

The new charges, approved by a federal grand jury in Washington last week, accuse him of secretly enlisting a group of "former senior European politicians", including a former European chancellor, to advocate on behalf of the pro-Russian faction he represented in Ukraine. (more...)
Red Cross says 23 staff left over sexual misconduct since 2015 Red Cross says 23 staff left over sexual misconduct since 2015
- February 25, 2018

Unlike British charity Oxfam , which did not explicitly bar its employees from hiring prostitutes, the ICRC has forbidden "the purchase of sexual services" since 2006, even in places where prostitution is legal. Oxfam GB is one of 22 charities that have since pledged to boost safeguarding and have called on people to report unacceptable behaviour. In a letter signed by chief executives, agencies including Save the Children UK and Oxfam GB vowed to do more to protect those they were set up ... (more...)
University admissions offices send message to teens protesting gun violence University admissions offices send message to teens protesting gun violence
- February 25, 2018

A Bluffton High School student called her fellow peers to participate in a nationwide walkout next month to protest the lack of safety inside schools - something Beaufort County School District officials have specifically requested students not to do - by writing the message in black permanent marker on all of the school's bathroom walls Friday. (more...)
CBI books Delhi diamond exporter in fresh bank fraud case CBI books Delhi diamond exporter in fresh bank fraud case
- February 25, 2018

The CBI on Wednesday filed a case against businessman Amit Singla and others on a complaint of the Bank of Maharashtra for a loan through forged documents and its criminal misappropriation and use. They then transferred the gold and funds overseas using fictitious trade transactions and paid off the LoC liabilities using them. "The borrowers were utilising this facility for discounting of bills, under letters of credit established by Dubai Bank Kenya, Soleil Chartered Bank, Trade Chartered ... (more...)
Florida officer breaks down recounting Stoneman Douglas school shooting response Florida officer breaks down recounting Stoneman Douglas school shooting response
- February 25, 2018

A 2017 Pew Research Center survey found that more than half of USA adults (55%) would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools, including 36% who said they would strongly oppose such a proposal. "That can never happen again". Speaking Thursday at The King Center in Atlanta, the Rev. Bernice King said the February 14 massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School "gives us an opportunity to lay aside for a moment our differences and really ... (more...)
More deputies accused of waiting outside during school shooting More deputies accused of waiting outside during school shooting
- February 24, 2018

A report detailing the response is expected to be released next week, and some sources told CNN that an official account may not exactly match what the Coral Springs officers remembered observing. There needs to be full accountability for any dereliction of duty by the Broward County sheriff's department. "The Coral Springs Police Department has a tremendous working relationship with the men and women of the Broward Sheriff's Office, and while we are being transparent through this ... (more...)
'Beast from the east' cold snap on way to Ireland 'Beast from the east' cold snap on way to Ireland
- February 24, 2018

He said: "With the days feeling a little longer and lighter it can be easy to forget that cold weather can still kill". The weather will likely remain dry until Sunday, when snow showers will become more likely. It follows a nationwide warning issued earlier this morning, warning Ireland to prepare for exceptionally cold weather and "disruptive" snow showers. (more...)
Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema Fire Real Madrid Past Alaves Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema Fire Real Madrid Past Alaves
- February 24, 2018

Today you talk about Bale, everyday it is another player. "We want to continue on this great run and tomorrow we want to put in a good performance". "A lot of things are important and there is a lot also under the surface, but I am sure that he will go on to play an important role". (more...)
'Vegetarian' dinner planned for Ivanka Trump in South Korea 'Vegetarian' dinner planned for Ivanka Trump in South Korea
- February 24, 2018

A North Korean delegation will also attend Sunday's closing ceremony, but the South Korean government has said it's unlikely that Ivanka Trump would meet North Koreans or defectors from North Korea . She will be in Pyeongchang for celebratory purposes, to cheer on U.S. Olympians and support a "vital" ally's "remarkable transformation" since the Korean war, as one White House official put it. (more...)
Modi launches projects worth Rs 1000 cr in Daman & Diu Modi launches projects worth Rs 1000 cr in Daman & Diu
- February 24, 2018

Modi inaugurated and laid foundation stone for projects worth Rs 1,000 crore in Daman and Diu including water treatment plant, electricity generation, solar power generation, university, gas pipeline and CNG station. Road distance between Daman and Diu is more than 630 km but it is being administered by the same administrator. In the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking his silence on multiple bank frauds plaguing the Indian economy, the Congress Party on Saturday lashed out at ... (more...)
Officer 'never' entered Florida school during shooting, resigns Officer 'never' entered Florida school during shooting, resigns
- February 24, 2018

Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz , 19, has been jailed on 17 counts of murder and has admitted the attack. One of them posted videos of a SWAT team clearing a classroom , students leaving the school with their arms raised, and a line of ambulances on the street outside. (more...)
Trump criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation over handling of shooting suspect tip Trump criticizes Federal Bureau of Investigation over handling of shooting suspect tip
- February 24, 2018

The attack seemed to overcome the resistance of some in the state's leadership, which has rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor's office and the legislature in 1999. 20, 2018, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Coral Springs, Fla. Florida has a reputation for expanding - and not restricting - gun rights. " Really? " Cruz mumbled something in response. (more...)
Plateau Set Up Etoile Clash, MFM Also Through — CAF League Plateau Set Up Etoile Clash, MFM Also Through — CAF League
- February 24, 2018

Nigeria's representatives at the CAF Champions league, Plateau United and Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club (MFM F.C.) have proved their mettle in the competition by beating Eding Sport of Cameroon and Real Bamako of Mali respectively to qualify for the round of 32 games. (more...)
Valley students show support for Florida school shooting victims Valley students show support for Florida school shooting victims
- February 24, 2018

Two other deputies were placed on restricted duty while the sheriff's office investigates whether they "could've" or "should've" done more while dealing with suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, amid the 23 calls they received involving Cruz or his brother since 2008, Israel said. (more...)
11 arrested for Kerala tribal youth's murder 11 arrested for Kerala tribal youth's murder
- February 24, 2018

Madhu, a mentally unfit tribal, was beaten brutally after being tied to a tree for alleged shoplifting. Sixteen persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching to death of a tribal man for allegedly stealing articles from some shops in Palakkad district even as the Centre sought a report from the state over the incident. (more...)
More rains forecast for IL as flooding continues More rains forecast for IL as flooding continues
- February 24, 2018

High temperatures Saturday afternoon rise to the middle to upper 60s, while lows on Sunday morning only fall to around 60 degrees. Judge Executive Todd Ruckel says local officials are prepared for the minor river flooding and are also prepared should weekend rains result in any additional flash flooding in the county. (more...)

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