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Archaeologists discover ancient necropolis in Cairo Archaeologists discover ancient necropolis in Cairo
- February 25, 2018

At least 17 mummies have been discovered during excavation work in the Upper Egyptian city of El-Minya. a 4,400-year-old tomb has been unearthed near the pyramids of Giza and, earlier in February, Egyptian archeologists discovered an old kingdom tomb of 5th Dynasty top official, Hetpet, as part of an Egyptian archaeological mission. (more...)
Bitterly cold weather forecast for Tipperary over the next week Bitterly cold weather forecast for Tipperary over the next week
- February 25, 2018

Meanwhile the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has announced contingency measures for the duration of the cold spell, with extra emergency beds and additional services in place. The warning was initially issued on Friday at midday and set to remain in effect until 12pm this coming Friday, 2 March. However, next week is predicted to be exceptionally cold with daytime temperatures staying below freezing with -5 values expected overnight next week. (more...)
Umaid Asif, New Find Of PSL 2018 Umaid Asif, New Find Of PSL 2018
- February 25, 2018

Sammy summed it up best when he looked across the top table at Tuesday's trophy unveiling at Shahid Afridi, and said: "You look unusual in blue, brother". He is another player who benefited from the exposure of a top-class tournament like the PSL. This will allow me to check if they are suitable for playing at the worldwide level or not. (more...)
Teachers, staff have choice of returning to Florida school after shooting Teachers, staff have choice of returning to Florida school after shooting
- February 25, 2018

Trump called out the deputy by name - "Deputy Sheriff Peterson, I guess his name is" - and said Peterson had "strained his whole life" by failing to act. Trump has indicated he is weighing calls for a toughening of gun regulations in the wake of the Parkland shooting , unleashed by a 19-year-old former student armed with a semi-automatic rifle, but has also responded with a deeply controversial call to arm teachers. (more...)
Poland and Israel: Hot Debate Over the Holocaust Poland and Israel: Hot Debate Over the Holocaust
- February 25, 2018

Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem described the news that the bill would not be implemented immediately as "an achievement" for Israel. But on Sunday, Channel Ten quoted Polish officials as saying that this was not accurate, and that the law would go into effect as originally planned. (more...)
Instead of Guns, Teachers Want the Government to #ArmMeWith Resources Instead of Guns, Teachers Want the Government to #ArmMeWith Resources
- February 25, 2018

Many participants, such as Grace Guishard, a second-grade teacher in Maryland, posted requests for more school counselors and social workers. Mr Trump has aligned himself with the National Rifle Association (NRA), suggesting some teachers could be armed so that they could fire on any attacker. (more...)
Kenya's Dickson Chumba reigns supreme at Tokyo Marathon Kenya's Dickson Chumba reigns supreme at Tokyo Marathon
- February 25, 2018

Chumba, who won in 2014 and has placed third the past three years, crossed the tape in 2:05:30, while fellow Kenyan Amos Kipruto finished third in 2:06:33. Aga clocked 2:21.19 for the first runners-up as Cragged stopped the timer at 2:21.42 for third place. "Next year I'll try to run 2:04", he said. The previous mark of 2 hours, 6 minutes and 16 seconds was set by Toshinari Takaoka of Kanebo in 2002 in the Chicago Marathon. (more...)
Dems release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe Dems release memo rebutting GOP on Russia probe
- February 25, 2018

The Democrats' redacted memo on Saturday described the decision by Republicans on the committee to release its allegations earlier this month against the FBI and the Department of Justice as "a transparent effort to undermine those agencies, the Special Counsel and Congress' investigations". (more...)
Men's hockey: Penn State sweeps Gophers, will host U in quarterfinals Men's hockey: Penn State sweeps Gophers, will host U in quarterfinals
- February 25, 2018

Tip-off in Lincoln is set for 5:15 p.m. ET and will air live on the Big Ten Network. The college basketball odds for the game have the Cornhuskers favored to pick up the win here at home. Penn State still has an outside shot at earning a berth in the Big Dance, but will need a good showing in next week's Big Ten Conference tournament. (more...)
Después del tuitazo, hay pañuelazo en el Congreso — Aborto Después del tuitazo, hay pañuelazo en el Congreso — Aborto
- February 25, 2018

Con los puños en alto. De acuerdo a la última investigación realizada por este Observatorio, desde la vigencia del decreto y hasta fines del año 2016 sólo se habían realizado 5 prácticas de ANP de 16 solicitudes recibidas en los establecimientos de salud. (more...)
More than 100 girls missing after raid on Nigerian school, father says More than 100 girls missing after raid on Nigerian school, father says
- February 25, 2018

But just a week after they withdrew the troops, Boko Haram came to attack the town. "All those that fled into the bush had been brought back to the school on Tuesday, and a roll call was taken after which they had all gone home to meet their parents", he said. (more...)
Parkland deputy 'didn't have the courage' Parkland deputy 'didn't have the courage'
- February 25, 2018

Morgan Schreiber was in the audience. Police estimate the shooting lasted six minutes. Unlike numerous students who survived the shooting, including my sister, I'm old enough to vote, and I plan to do everything in my power to prevent another shooting like this one. (more...)
Labour backs staying in customs union after Brexit Labour backs staying in customs union after Brexit
- February 25, 2018

The group, including eminent Labor politician Peter Mandelson and trade union leaders Bill Morris and Tony Young, also warned that "we can only properly fund services, schools, hospitals, social care and worldwide development if our businesses thrive and our economy grows". (more...)
USOC sports chief: We'll take a hard look at what occurred USOC sports chief: We'll take a hard look at what occurred
- February 25, 2018

Another issue is a change to men's hockey, which is typically one of the most popular Winter Games sports in the U.S. This year, the NHL didn't allow its players to compete in the Olympics, which meant less viewer interest - and a missed opportunity for NBC to promote the NHL games it airs. (more...)
Private hospitals fleecing patients on consumables, diagnostics Private hospitals fleecing patients on consumables, diagnostics
- February 25, 2018

This also indicates that the drug variants of scheduled medicines in the name of "new drugs" and "fixed dose combinations" have become the preferred choice avoid price control by manufacturing and medical fraternity, the regulator said. The NPPA said the pharmaceuticals industry in order to get bulk supply orders in a way is "forced" to print higher MRPs as per the "market requirements". (more...)
Syria's PYD ex-leader arrested in Prague on Turkey's request Syria's PYD ex-leader arrested in Prague on Turkey's request
- February 25, 2018

Saleh Muslim, a top Kurdish politician, has "full citizenship rights" as a Syrian national and was visiting Europe in an official capacity, the PYD party said. Muslim will be produced before a court, the officials said, adding Czech authorities would decide whether or not he would be remanded in custody. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Necati Bigali said he talked to a Czech deputy foreign minister over the phone and conveyed his country's extradition demand. (more...)
Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons
- February 25, 2018

Once again, it was the images of children that propelled Trump to act. The tweet echoed comments Trump made during a discussion meeting earlier this week with survivors of the Valentine's Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida , their families, and family members of people killed in the massacres at Columbine High School in Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (more...)
First Alert Forecast:rain chances rise to start the week First Alert Forecast:rain chances rise to start the week
- February 25, 2018

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said Atlanta set a record high of 79 degrees Saturday , breaking the record of 78 degrees set a year ago. With temps falling, a change to mixed precip is possible as we head into the morning hours. Temperatures will drop into the 60s for highs on Sunday . (more...)
Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest
- February 25, 2018

The statement criticized a recent bill passed by the Israeli parliament that allowed the Israeli state to take over Christian buildings leased to private companies, and plans to begin imposing taxes on Christian church properties. Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat said the city was due 650 million shekels (Dh684.5m) in uncollected taxes on church properties, which he said was "illegal and irrational". (more...)
Now, Trump-aide charged with paying European ex-politicians Now, Trump-aide charged with paying European ex-politicians
- February 25, 2018

A new indictment filed on Friday by Mr Mueller also alleged that Manafort secretly paid a group of former senior European politicians more than €2 million (S$3.2 million) in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine . (more...)
First National Bank of Omaha drops NRA credit card First National Bank of Omaha drops NRA credit card
- February 25, 2018

ThinkProgess says it asked all of the corporations "whether they plan to continue their relationships with the gun lobby". Here are the companies that have promptly responded to customers and severed their relationships with NRA . US cybersecurity firm Symantec also took to Twitter on Friday to announce it would stop its discount program with the group. On Thursday, the bank webpage that advertised the NRA card had been disabled. (more...)
Former Trump campaign chair Manafort facing a new charge Former Trump campaign chair Manafort facing a new charge
- February 25, 2018

After pleading guilty, Rick Gates agreed to cooperate with the federal investigation. But his plea does newly reveal that Gates spoke with the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this month and lied during the interview. The indictment does not mention work they did for Trump's campaign, but Gates played a prominent role in the campaign. He then joined the inaugural committee as deputy chairman. (more...)
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...)

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