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PM Narendra Modi breaks protocol again, receives Jordan King at airport PM Narendra Modi breaks protocol again, receives Jordan King at airport
- March 03, 2018

Later, in a tweet, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that PM Modi, deviated from protocol to welcome His Majesty Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan at the airport. Indian dignitaries and Jordan counterparts will also discuss various issues and key areas on how to boost defence and security cooperation. They said the King, who had served the Jordanian armed forces, was particularly keen on having defence and security cooperation with India. (more...)
Russell wins a Super Over thriller for Islamabad United Russell wins a Super Over thriller for Islamabad United
- March 03, 2018

Batting first, Islamabad United scored 134 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq walked back to the dugout as he was caught in the deep by Mahmudullah on the bowl of Shane Watson. PTV Sports , Geo Sports, and Ten Sports will broadcast live fixtures for Pakistan and UAE citizens. The batsman called the Quetta Gladiators squad as a "family team". (more...)
Rain and wet snow today with damaging wind gusts through tonight Rain and wet snow today with damaging wind gusts through tonight
- March 03, 2018

A high wind warning has been issued for Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties from 11 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday . "In addition to the magnitude of the high wind gusts, the duration of the winds will add to the hazardous nature of this event, as winds will continue through the weekend before diminishing below 30 miles per hour Sunday afternoon". (more...)
Activities scheduled for Severe Weather Awareness Week Activities scheduled for Severe Weather Awareness Week
- March 03, 2018

IN will conduct Severe Weather Awareness Week March 18-24 with the statewide tornado drill on March 20. The statewide tornado test will be held at 10 am Tuesday, but Lyon County will not participate in the statewide test. If you are unsure where your safe place is during severe weather, contact me using the links below or any of our meteorologists so we can help you. (more...)
Lloyd Gunton locked up for Bieber terror plot Lloyd Gunton locked up for Bieber terror plot
- March 03, 2018

Targets he researched included Cardiff Castle, the New Theatre, the Capitol shopping centre, the Central Library and a Justin Bieber concert taking place on 30 June a year ago. "I am sure you planned not just the killing of one person but rather mass murder", Wall said. Your actions show a total disregard for human life. The jury was told he plotted to commit mass murder in an Islamic State-inspired vehicle attack. (more...)
Thousands march in Slovakia for slain journalist Thousands march in Slovakia for slain journalist
- March 03, 2018

It was published posthumously by Slovak and global media. Charges needed to be brought within the statutory time limit of 48 hours and it is assumed that none were filed, the website reported. The murder prompted demands from Fico's coalition partners for the resignation of senior officials. She was buried in her wedding gown in a ceremony attended by hundreds of mourners in the northern town of Gregorovce. (more...)
Nor'easter causes major disruptions along East Coast
- March 03, 2018

The National Weather Service is warning of possible record high tides in MA from a nor'easter hitting the East Coast. Hayes said top wind speeds had been clocked at 83 miles per hour (134 kph) in MA and Rhode Island and reached 78 miles per hour (125 kph) at Etlan, Virginia. (more...)
Florida House Panel Approves Arming Teachers Over Objection Of Parkland Parents Florida House Panel Approves Arming Teachers Over Objection Of Parkland Parents
- March 03, 2018

Tuesday's hearings coincided with discussions across the country about legislative solutions after the February 14 shooting. Democrats objected to the idea of arming teachers and Republicans opposed new restrictions on gun sales and ownership. (more...)
KY3 goes one-on-one with White House's Kellyanne Conway about opioid addictions
- March 03, 2018

Highlights included Secretary Azar's efforts to eliminate the Medicaid Institution for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion for substance use interventions through the 1115 waiver; Secretary Carson's new Envision program created to help housing beneficiaries re-establish hope and social support in their lives; and Secretary Shulkin's efforts to change prescription practices in the VA, thus reducing dramatically the number of VA patients exposed to opioids as part of their pain treatment. (more...)
Shakib ruled out of SL Tri-series Shakib ruled out of SL Tri-series
- March 03, 2018

Shakib picked up the injury during the final of a tri-nation one-day global competition against Sri Lanka in Dhaka in January. Now the injury woes have come haunting the Bangladesh team and they would be shattered by it. Though it will provide a great opportunity to some of the players to cement their place in the side. He does everything -- bat, bowl, field and captain. (more...)
California has worst 'quality of life' in the US California has worst 'quality of life' in the US
- March 03, 2018

The study ranks states on a variety of metrics, including quality of life, opportunities for residents, education, healthcare, economy, infrastructure, crime and corrections, and fiscal stability. California did get higher marks for health care (11th) and the economy (4th). According to U.S. News, the data driving these rankings "were drawn from extensive and reliable governmental and private sources as well as proprietary data including a national survey of what matters most to citizens ... (more...)
Egypt's Presidency: Sisi to Receive Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday Egypt's Presidency: Sisi to Receive Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday
- March 03, 2018

Riyadh counts Cairo among its Arab allies. Prince Mohammed has purged the Gulf Arab kingdom's economic and political elite in a crackdown on corruption a year ago, after becoming crown prince in June. The Egyptian official gave no further details. Sissi is virtually guaranteed election victory after opponents have been jailed by Egyptian authorities, leaving only one little-known candidate who has publicly supported him. (more...)
Turkish troops killed in Afrin: Minister Turkish troops killed in Afrin: Minister
- March 03, 2018

The incident, which targeted two positions of the pro-Syrian force, marks an escalation of violence in a region where Turkey has been on the offensive for more than a month. The targets were hit by Turkish-made ATAK helicopters in western Afrin , it said. The elite Turkish Army soldiers in question are specialist light infantry - reportedly equipped for and training in the storming of urban areas. (more...)
Just get back to love: Amitabh Bachchan's emotional message after Sridevi's death Just get back to love: Amitabh Bachchan's emotional message after Sridevi's death
- March 03, 2018

A store house of talent that she is, she brought alive the most complex characters and experimented with cinema for which she is rightly called the first female super star of Indian cinema. Sridevi is truly an indisputable Queen when it comes to the Indian cinema's rich history. Her performances in the movies like Sadma , Chandni , Chaalbaz, Judaai, Lamhe , English Vinglish and others have been inspiration for the current generation of actress', and her mannerisms, and acting style has ... (more...)
RS polls: Horse trading, counter strategies heat up political scenario in AP RS polls: Horse trading, counter strategies heat up political scenario in AP
- March 03, 2018

Of the 10 seats in UP, BJP is certain to win eight while SP will win one and the remaining seat could go to any of the parties in the fray. " Rajya Sabha has been an area of concern for the BJP-NDA combine for a long time, especially after coming to power since 2014 Lok Sabha elections . (more...)
Polling underway for 52 Senate seats across four Pakistan Assemblies Polling underway for 52 Senate seats across four Pakistan Assemblies
- March 03, 2018

Twenty four votes will be required to win a single general seat from the Sindh Assembly. The PML-N with 16 lawmakers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly is expected to win one seat from the province. It is believed that if the MQM remains united under Dr Farooq Sattar, then the party can easily snatch four out of 16 seats from Sindh because the party has a strength of 50 in the house. (more...)
Congress deletes tweet after finding scam accused is Captain Singh's son-in-law Congress deletes tweet after finding scam accused is Captain Singh's son-in-law
- March 03, 2018

The Ghaziabad-based Simbhaoli Sugars Limited , where Gurpal Singh is one of the top officials, allegedly cheated the Oriental Bank of Commerce of Rs 109 crore. Amarinder Singh dismissed the allegations made by Mr Shah. "It is evident that the issue is being deliberately sought to be politicised, with the farming community also being unnecessarily dragged into the whole affair", Amarinder added. (more...)
India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy
- March 03, 2018

He was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival. On defence cooperation, the Prime Minister said both sides chose to collaborate in defence production and explore opportunities in transfer of technology. (more...)
Preliminary data shows pedestrian traffic deaths increasing in Washington Preliminary data shows pedestrian traffic deaths increasing in Washington
- March 03, 2018

The study also found that the elderly, the poor and those without health insurance were more likely to live in areas that are unsafe for pedestrians. The GHSA report also found that children and the elderly are "especially vulnerable", NPR reported . " "A flawless storm" of factors spurred the increase, [GHSA spokeswoman Maureen] Vogel says: A stronger economy and low gas prices have put more cars on the road and have people driving more often, 'but that is really only part of the ... (more...)
'Beast from the east' storm brings snow to Rome, priests throw snowballs 'Beast from the east' storm brings snow to Rome, priests throw snowballs
- March 03, 2018

In the United Kingdom, it prompted pre-emptive school closures and cancellation of rail services, with hundreds of trains going down amid fears of snow and ice on the tracks. British Airways cancelled a number of short-haul flights into and out of Heathrow Airport. A blast of Siberian weather has sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe, forcing some schools to close and putting homeless people at risk. (more...)
Mallikarjun Kharge declines offer to attend Lokpal meeting as special invitee Mallikarjun Kharge declines offer to attend Lokpal meeting as special invitee
- March 03, 2018

As per the Lokpal Act passed in 2013, the selection committee would comprise of the Leader of Opposition (LoP), apart from the PM, CJI and Lok Sabha Speaker. As the government decided, after Lok Sabha elections in 2014, not accord the official position to Congress leader in the House, the Congress has rejected the government's invitation extended to Kharge. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Returns From Olympics For Monday Press Briefing Sarah Huckabee Sanders Returns From Olympics For Monday Press Briefing
- March 03, 2018

Trump has considered raising the minimum age to buy guns, banning bump stocks, strengthening background checks and focusing on mental illness in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Skier Gus Kenworthy took a swipe at Ivanka on Twitter . Trump was the first USA president in decades to close his first year in office without welcoming a fellow world leader for a state visit. (more...)
French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked
- March 03, 2018

He did not talk about any French military reinforcements to the city. The government said the attack on the military was a suicide auto bombing, adding that a regional anti-terrorism meeting may have been the target. He said it was not clear how many militants staged the assaults in both locations and others may be on the run. Gunfire and explosions resounded for hours but subsided by midday. (more...)
Key Tax Bill Fails In The House Key Tax Bill Fails In The House
- March 03, 2018

John Kay, director of the Louisiana chapter of Americans For Prosperity, wants the special session to trudge on so lawmakers can at least pass the Louisiana Checkbook concept, which he thinks both parties should get behind. House Republican leaders favor sales taxes, while Democrats, particularly the Black Caucus, prefer income taxes. Now at 5 percent, the state sales tax is scheduled to drop to 4 percent. (more...)
Trump Sets 'Historical Record' With Re-Election Announcement, Names Campaign Manager Trump Sets 'Historical Record' With Re-Election Announcement, Names Campaign Manager
- March 03, 2018

According to a recent quarterly earnings report obtained by the AP, the company has $107,000 in funds, but has spent more than $19 million in investor money since 1999. "Big week for the parent company of my commercial business", Parscale tweeted, noting that its stock was up 500 percent. Such stock often is thinly traded and prone to fluctuate due to speculation. (more...)
Rowan Companies (RDC) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.05 EPS Rowan Companies (RDC) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.05 EPS
- March 03, 2018

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 17.45 million shares versus an average volume of 11.36 million shares during last trading session. Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC ) has declined 16.50% since March 2, 2017 and is downtrending. Therefore 21% are positive. Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. In the case of Rowan Companies plc , the RSI reading has hit 27.7 - by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel now has ... (more...)
Expulsion of Steve Lebsock debated in Colorado House of Representatives Expulsion of Steve Lebsock debated in Colorado House of Representatives
- March 03, 2018

An Arizona state representative is the only state lawmaker to have been expelled over sexual misconduct allegations since the rise of the #MeToo movement. Lebsock, who also represents suburban Denver, has denied the allegations and repeatedly said Winter and other accusers are lying. The independent investigator found the claims to be credible. (more...)
Florida lawmakers debate school safety changes after Parkland school shooting Florida lawmakers debate school safety changes after Parkland school shooting
- March 03, 2018

House Bill 1424 contained licensing and fee changes, including eliminating some point-of-sale background checks. The language is eligible because it has passed at least one chamber. Rep. Carrie Hamilton, D-Indianapolis, who authored the bump stock amendment, said she was hoping that the legislature could have had a conversation about gun regulation. (more...)
Basic Economy Is Coming To Select American Flights Basic Economy Is Coming To Select American Flights
- March 03, 2018

Top agents vie for coveted hosted positions to leverage valuable supplier content that will help improve personal growth and increase overall sales. But those who expect old-fashioned comfort and service on an global flight or who have never flown Basic Economy might be in for a rude awakening . (more...)
Meghalaya assembly polls: Congress leads in 21 seats, NPP in 14 Meghalaya assembly polls: Congress leads in 21 seats, NPP in 14
- March 03, 2018

The BJP comes third with leads in only 3 seats so far. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, the chief architect of the Congress win on 29 seats in the 2013 elections, said he was confident of increasing the number of its MLAs in the new house. "People's voice is for change". Polling to the Williamnagar seat was countermanded following the killing of Nationalist Congress Party candidate Jonathone Sangma in an IED blast at Sawilgre area in East Garo Hills district on February 18. (more...)

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