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Pepperell holds on in Qatar for first European Tour win Pepperell holds on in Qatar for first European Tour win
- February 25, 2018

And Pepperell admitted he was ready for a big red wine session after four days in the heat of Qatar. Three clear with nine holes to play, Pepperell found himself under increasing pressure from a determined Fisher, who picked up birdies at the 14th, 16th and 17th to close the gap to just one stroke as the two Englishmen headed to the 18th. (more...)
Jo Marney Confronted With Racist Comments In Car-Crash 'This Morning' Interview Jo Marney Confronted With Racist Comments In Car-Crash 'This Morning' Interview
- February 25, 2018

The resulting uproar saw the 25-year-old immediately suspended from the UK Independent Party. Henry Bolton and Jo Marney were both ousted from UKIP . They were meant to shock and they were private and I never intended them to be put in the public eye. The girlfriend of the former Ukip leader Henry Bolton has defended some of her offensive comments that led to him being deposed, saying she was trying to highlight a valid issue by describing Grenfell Tower as "nest of illegal immigrants". (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Manafort of bribing European Union politicians to lobby for Yanukovych government Federal Bureau of Investigation accuses Manafort of bribing European Union politicians to lobby for Yanukovych government
- February 25, 2018

She argued that Gates likely knows things that happened between he and Manafort that would be devastating to Manafort's defense. While the government outlined the charges against him, Gates grew red, his eyes cast downward. However, Manafort has stuck with his plea of not guilty and on Friday questioned why Gates gave in to the special. The plea caps a tumultuous 24 hours for Gates in which he was hit with fresh charges, changed lawyers and admitted crimes. (more...)
Delta and United Airlines have cut ties with the NRA Delta and United Airlines have cut ties with the NRA
- February 25, 2018

The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to auto rental brands and a household moving company, occurred after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter US gun ownership laws. A group that tracks the credit industry said the move could carry significant risks for First National Bank of Omaha . Members of the NRA have access to special offers, ranging from life insurance to wine clubs, from partner companies that can be accessed ... (more...)
'Political and civic cowardice': NRA criticises companies for severing links 'Political and civic cowardice': NRA criticises companies for severing links
- February 25, 2018

The NRA has been facing the wrath of many people ever since the February 14 shooting, when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 rifle and opened fire on students and staff, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others. (more...)
Ex-PC, Olympic goalie DeCosta-Hayes basks in women's hockey golden win Ex-PC, Olympic goalie DeCosta-Hayes basks in women's hockey golden win
- February 25, 2018

This is their third Olympics and they already have silver medals from Sochi and Vancouver. "You get to know guys on the ice, being reliable for each other", said veteran defenseman Moritz Müller, who plays for the Cologne Sharks of Germany's top league, the DEL. (more...)
A widespread frost again tonight A widespread frost again tonight
- February 25, 2018

The cold winds from Siberia, which are pushing the frigid air westward into Central Europe and the United Kingdom, are popularly known as " The Beast from the East ". It's been unusually cold in certain parts of Western Europe this week. Dry today with sunny spells after a frosty start. The weather agency released a Twitter animation showing a menacing dark blue area of cold air enveloping all of Europe in the coming days like a giant ink stain. (more...)
Kamal Haasan On Sridevi's Sudden Demise: 'Sadma's Lullaby Haunts Me Now' Kamal Haasan On Sridevi's Sudden Demise: 'Sadma's Lullaby Haunts Me Now'
- February 25, 2018

She didn't speak the language and her parts were dubbed by other artistes, most notably by Rekha in Aakhiri Raasta where she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Chaalbaaz , a remake of Seetha aur Geetha , also boasted of that rare feminist character in the headstrong Manju. With Rajinikanth too, Sridevi has done almost 20 films. (more...)
China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi
- February 25, 2018

The move, if approved, appears to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023. Xi, 64, was elected as the head of the Party and President in 2013 and later took over as head of the military. That assembly is filled with members who were chosen for party loyalty, meaning the reform is unlikely to be blocked. That included a push to insert his thoughts on theoretical matters into the party constitution and further cultivate a burgeoning cult of personality ... (more...)
Russia's foreign minister criticizes West's policies in Balkans Russia's foreign minister criticizes West's policies in Balkans
- February 25, 2018

At a joint press conference with Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavc, he said that such a Western approach "had fueled the crisis in Ukraine ", where he said in 2014 a coup was taking place. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received him on Wednesday. "The sides expressed their readiness to jointly promote further development of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Nis, which makes a significant contribution to the elimination of the consequences of natural disasters, and the ... (more...)
India include Hooda, Sundar for Nidahas Trophy; rest Kohli, Dhoni India include Hooda, Sundar for Nidahas Trophy; rest Kohli, Dhoni
- February 25, 2018

While Kohli and Dhoni were always in contention to be offered a break, Pandya's form with the bat has been questionable since cracking 93 in the first Test at Cape Town and promises to give the allrounder some time to fine tune. Suresh Raina, who recently made an global comeback after a year, has been retained after impressing in the T20I series against South Africa . Hooda was part of the Indian squad for the home T20I series against Sri Lanka in December but did not play a game, while ... (more...)
MAGA: Ivanka Rocks Team USA Gear At Winter Olympics MAGA: Ivanka Rocks Team USA Gear At Winter Olympics
- February 25, 2018

The first daughter leads a delegation that includes White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, U.S. Forces Korea General Vincent Brooks, as well as the U.S. "North Korean athletes are competing on the world stage, even if they're not winning", said Martyn Williams, a North Korea media watcher and creator of the North Korea Tech website. (more...)
Lawsuit over congressional map called baseless Lawsuit over congressional map called baseless
- February 25, 2018

The map recently declared unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was considered the most gerrymandered in the country. The brief in opposition is due February 27 and a preliminary injunction hearing is scheduled for March 9. The new map , released by the state court this past week, effectively eliminates the Republican advantage in Pennsylvania, endangering several incumbent Republican seats and bolstering Democrat standings in two open races. (more...)
Gov. Malloy Blasts NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre Gov. Malloy Blasts NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre
- February 25, 2018

Early Thursday, Trump tweeted his strongest stance on gun control one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action. Since November 2017, almost every single election in which a Republican seat was being contested has flipped to a Democrat, the mayor said, pointing to recent victories in Kentucky and Alabama as examples. (more...)
Global watchdog notes deficiencies in Sri Lanka's efforts to stem money laundering Global watchdog notes deficiencies in Sri Lanka's efforts to stem money laundering
- February 25, 2018

Pakistan's "friends" China and Saudi Arabia too have withdrawn their objection to the move for punitive action against it. FATF's International Cooperation Review Group past year had resolved at its meeting in Argentina to scrutinise Pakistan's continued support to terror groups. (more...)
Tight security ahead of PM Modi's visit Tight security ahead of PM Modi's visit
- February 25, 2018

Without naming the alleged kingpin of the fraud, billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, and PNB, the prime minister said the management of financial institutions, auditors and regulators should perform their duty earnestly. Fadnavis put NaMo above 50 NiMos while alleging in Mumbai that the UPA government, four to five days before demitting office, had signed some documents to enable the banking scam. (more...)
Polar plunge participants fearless the cold to help Special Olympics Polar plunge participants fearless the cold to help Special Olympics
- February 25, 2018

The February beachgoers will line up between Blaine and Summer avenues before all who donated $100 or more step into the Atlantic Ocean, where the water temperature is in the low 40s. For the first time, the frozen tundra was the backdrop for Green Bay's Polar Plunge. WGEM's Alexandra Carter also plunged into the pond after raising $540 for Special Olympics. (more...)
Trump visit with Mexican president put on hold Trump visit with Mexican president put on hold
- February 25, 2018

Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump's promised border wall, according to USA and Mexican officials. (more...)
Madhav Slams Tharoor for Comparing NPP with 'Wagging Tail' of BJP Madhav Slams Tharoor for Comparing NPP with 'Wagging Tail' of BJP
- February 25, 2018

Tharoor had in a press conference said that the NPP claims to be independent, but in Meghalaya they are allied to the BJP and have attached themselves as the tail that is wagging along whenever the dog barks. "Meghalaya got the best record in women education, empowerment in the proportion of women in school and higher education and these are national figures maintained by the HRD Ministry", he said to drive home the point. (more...)
Gentex (GNTX) PT Raised to $23.00
- February 25, 2018

The stock of Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX ) earned "Buy" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. The stock has "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, July 19. Davidson Inv Advsr accumulated 56,287 shares. Qci Asset Management holds 1,040 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Moody State Bank Tru Division has 0.03% invested in CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS). (more...)
Ivanka Trump tours Winter Olympics draped in Team USA garb Ivanka Trump tours Winter Olympics draped in Team USA garb
- February 25, 2018

Like many senior North Korean officials , he is sanctioned by Seoul and Washington over his links to the North's banned nuclear weapons program. The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the USA delegation at this weekend's closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games. (more...)
UN Security Council Demands Temporary Cease-fire In Syria UN Security Council Demands Temporary Cease-fire In Syria
- February 25, 2018

Russian Federation has vetoed 11 draft resolutions on Syria to block action that targeted its ally. "What is necessary is for the demands of the Security Council to be underpinned by concrete, on-the-ground agreements", he said". There was no immediate comment from the Syrian military. "Assistance needs to be delivered to all parts of Syria ". The final resolution has excluded ISIS, Nusra Front, and Al-Qaeda from the one-month ceasefire. (more...)
Syria: UN Security Council Approves 30-Day Ceasefire Syria: UN Security Council Approves 30-Day Ceasefire
- February 25, 2018

There is no set time for the ceasefire to take effect, but the resolution demands that it be followed immediately by access for humanitarian convoys and medical teams to evacuate the critically ill and wounded. The final resolution has excluded ISIS, Nusra Front, and Al-Qaeda from the one-month ceasefire . A group in Syria showing their support were arrested and tortured by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, prompting thousands to protest. (more...)
Carl's Journey Promo Teases Walking Dead's Somber Mideason Premiere Carl's Journey Promo Teases Walking Dead's Somber Mideason Premiere
- February 25, 2018

Team family is giving Carl, Michonne, and Rick, all the space they need to be with each other as everyone but our trio stays behind. So, what time does The Walking Dead season 8 episode 9 start? Mild spoilers in case you've been living in a cave, but Carl revealed during last year's winter finale that he was bit by a zombie, right on his side. (more...)
Multiple terror attacks strike Afghanistan leaving at least 24 dead Multiple terror attacks strike Afghanistan leaving at least 24 dead
- February 25, 2018

The attacker detonated the bomb after soldiers and intelligence officers stopped him at a checkpoint, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) claimed responsibility in a message on its Amaq news mouthpiece. Also on Saturday, at least one civilian was killed and eight were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car-bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand, said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial ... (more...)
Jocelyne Lamoureux's Gold Medal-Winning Goal in Shootout vs. Canada Jocelyne Lamoureux's Gold Medal-Winning Goal in Shootout vs. Canada
- February 25, 2018

Lind told reporters following the loss to Switzerland ( via Reuters ) "But we can't worry about that one game we had a good performance all week and that got us to that point". Ryan Donato scored two goals and Troy Terry had three assists to jumpstart the Americans offense in their impressive hockey win over Slovakia. Monique Lamoureux-Morando upped the ante with a breakaway and made it a nailbiter as she tied it 2-2 for the American's less than seven minutes into the third. (more...)
Schools ask middle, high school students to leave backpacks home Schools ask middle, high school students to leave backpacks home
- February 25, 2018

The Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. was a grim reminder that despite numerous extra security that was put in place following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT more than five years ago school personnel and authorities must always be wary. (more...)
Ivanka Trump set to watch some Olympic events Ivanka Trump set to watch some Olympic events
- February 25, 2018

The US says the new sanctions are created to put a further squeeze on North Korea, cutting off sources of revenue and fuel for its nuclear programme and clamping down on evasion of already existing restrictions. North Korea has been known to falsify and hide information displayed on North Korean vessels and conduct ship-to-ship transfers, now prohibited by the United Nations . (more...)
Mueller investigation: Former Trump aide pleads guilty Mueller investigation: Former Trump aide pleads guilty
- February 25, 2018

The plea deal could be a significant development in the investigation, a sign that Mr Gates plans to offer incriminating information against his longtime associate and the former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , and possibly other members of the campaign in exchange for a lighter punishment. (more...)
CBI widens PNB fraud probe to include bank's top brass CBI widens PNB fraud probe to include bank's top brass
- February 25, 2018

Mr. Jindal is now working as general manager (credit) in New Delhi's PNB Head Office. It confirmed that it had arrested Vipul Ambani, president (finance) of the Firestar International diamonds group belonging to Nirav Modi . Joshi was responsible for supervising Shetty; ensuring daily reports of swift and Core Banking Solutions (CBS) entries. Emails sent to PNB remained unanswered, while emails sent to the Nirav Modi group bounced back and the Gitanjali group declined to comment on the ... (more...)

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