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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Pakistan's "friends" China and Saudi Arabia too have withdrawn their objection to the move for punitive action against it.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...)
Parkland Survivors Call for a March on Washington, and Plan School Walkout Parkland Survivors Call for a March on Washington, and Plan School Walkout
- February 25, 2018

He angered some students by suggesting in a tweet on Saturday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had missed signs that the school shooter was troubled because it was distracted by its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. (more...)
Chandrababu Naidu blasts BJP, says he is son of Rayalaseema Chandrababu Naidu blasts BJP, says he is son of Rayalaseema
- February 25, 2018

The meeting was organised by BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and its state president S Vishnuvardhan Reddy, who lashed out at the ruling TDP government for failing to ensure development in the region. Even I am the son of this very same region. The BJP MLC also showed the video footage of Mr Naidu's controversial comments over SCS to the media. "I have been asking for making Kurnool as the second capital of Andhra Pradesh". (more...)
Patrick Brown Urged To Quit PC Leadership Race Patrick Brown Urged To Quit PC Leadership Race
- February 25, 2018

Brown is taking another shot at the leadership, a post he vacated in late January after being accused by two women of sexual misconduct. Some Tory officials acknowledged the complicated vetting process has caused some confusion inside and outside the party. (more...)
What will it take to strengthen gun control? What will it take to strengthen gun control?
- February 25, 2018

How many more men, women and children must hold candles after another mass shooting like those in Las Vegas, San Bernardino and Sutherland Springs? She cited the Red Flag Laws passed by CT as well as California, Indiana, Oregon and Washington, which make it possible to take away a person's guns if they show signs of being risky. (more...)
MP Ben Bradley to apologise for Corbyn tweet MP Ben Bradley to apologise for Corbyn tweet
- February 25, 2018

I have agreed to pay an undisclosed substantial sum of money to a charity of his choice, and I will also pay his legal costs. Mr Bradley will say that he fully... A spokesman for Mr Corbyn said he had instructed solicitors to tell Ben Bradley, MP for Mansfield, to remove the "libellous" tweet or face legal action. (more...)
NRA Backlash: Big Brands Sever Ties to Gun Lobby NRA Backlash: Big Brands Sever Ties to Gun Lobby
- February 25, 2018

The NRA says it is being unfairly scapegoated for the shooting. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", First National Bank of Omaha told CNBC. According to ThinkProgress , companies including Vinesse Wines, which operates the " official wine club of the NRA ", and HotelPlanner.com, which gives members access to an exclusive hotel booking website, have yet to end their relationships with the NRA. (more...)
Students at 3 Central Texas schools plan walkouts for stricter gun laws Students at 3 Central Texas schools plan walkouts for stricter gun laws
- February 25, 2018

We are determined that our students never again experience these all too common shootings", Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall said in a statement . Meanwhile, officials said a communication issue arose between the person reviewing the school's security system footage and officers who responded to the school. (more...)
Bastareaud stars as France gets off the mark Bastareaud stars as France gets off the mark
- February 25, 2018

France settled early nerves inside the Stade Velodrome when Gabrillagues scored his first worldwide try in the corner in the sixth minute after a fruitful lineout maul. English referee Wayne Barnes called in the television match official as there was a doubt over whether the flank had grounded the ball. On 29 minutes, Machenaud made up for his earlier conversion miss by giving France an 8-7 lead with a penalty. (more...)
Seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem tumbles out of Rio Open Seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem tumbles out of Rio Open
- February 25, 2018

The Argentine closed the set with a hold at love in game nine, winning five games in a row to grab the set in style and build the momentum before the rest of the match. Monfils' run was ended in the quarter-finals as the flamboyant Frenchman was comprehensively beaten by Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4. Chile's Nicolas Jarry defeated seventh-seeded Pablo Cuevas 7-5 6-3 to secure his first berth in an ATP World Tour semi-final. (more...)
Fabregas warns Chelsea ahead of Nou Camp clash Fabregas warns Chelsea ahead of Nou Camp clash
- February 25, 2018

Many feel that Conte is the best man to rebuild Italian football after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, marking the first time that they have failed to qualify for the showpiece since 1958. "I nearly had a hat-trick". Hazard told reporters: "To be honest, I like the role as a false 9". "Against Barcelona it was also a great performance from the team, almost flawless". (more...)
NRA lobbyist takes issue with Florida gun plans NRA lobbyist takes issue with Florida gun plans
- February 25, 2018

Criticism is growing of law enforcement response to Parkland , Florida school shooting; Matt Finn shares latest details. Officials announced Thursday that deputy Scot Peterson never went inside to engage the gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the shooting was underway. (more...)
Sailing community left reeling after double fatality off WA coast Sailing community left reeling after double fatality off WA coast
- February 25, 2018

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said it received a distress signal shortly before midnight on Friday. Police expect to release the name of the second man, whose body was found floating in the water after an extensive sea search yesterday, later today. (more...)
Robert Mueller files new charges against Paul Manafort Robert Mueller files new charges against Paul Manafort
- February 25, 2018

Gates' change of heart indicated that he plans to cooperate with Mueller's team as they pursue the core of their mandate: investigating interactions between Trump associates and Russian officials, as well as alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Almost two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks Almost two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks
- February 25, 2018

Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on Friday, killing at least 18 soldiers, Afghanistan's defense ministry confirmed Saturday. Kabul has recently seen an increase in attacks by both Taliban and the IS group. According to Farah provincial council official Dadullah Qani, the attack started at around 2:00 am in Shakh-i-Bala Kansk area of Bala Block district and at least 20 soldiers were killed, reports Afghan's TOLO News. (more...)

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