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Over 1.5 million penguins discovered on Antarctic islands by Cape Cod researchers Over 1.5 million penguins discovered on Antarctic islands by Cape Cod researchers
- March 06, 2018

The penguins managed to go undetected for so long because the islands where the birds live are so hard to access that, even in the summer, ice-filled waters surrounding the islands make human visits too treacherous. They live all over the continent, but in recent years, their populations have been dwindling due to climate change. Experts told The Independent that the islands' remote location off the Antarctic Peninsula and the thick sea ice surrounding the colony has helped protect the ... (more...)
The moment when Lenin's statue was brought down in Tripura's Belonia The moment when Lenin's statue was brought down in Tripura's Belonia
- March 06, 2018

The incident came to light at 2.30 pm on Monday when the statue placed at Belonia town in Southern Tripura was brought down by a bulldozer. "What one democratically elected government can do another democratically elected government can undo". (more...)
Italy's populists storm to centre stage in general elections Italy's populists storm to centre stage in general elections
- March 06, 2018

The head of the anti-migrant, euroskeptic League , which emerged from Italy's elections as the largest party in the centre right, said Monday the grouping would be able to govern and markets have no reason to fear. In a bitter personal defeat that appeared unlikely last week, the billionaire media magnate's party looks nearly certain to be overtaken by its ally, the far-right League, which campaigned on a fiercely anti-migrant ticket. (more...)
Tennessee ranked among worst states for women's health, safety Tennessee ranked among worst states for women's health, safety
- March 06, 2018

Paul MN-) Minnesota comes out on top in a recent report ranking the best states for women . It looked at 23-categories including women's healthcare to finances. When it came to economic factors, MA made it to the top 10 for a few factors. Rounding out the top five were CT and New Hampshire. "In 2018, women in some parts of America still get the short end of the stick - even as they outnumber men in most states", according to the report. (more...)
China sets 2018 GDP target at 'around 6.5%' China sets 2018 GDP target at 'around 6.5%'
- March 06, 2018

China has been less vocal till now and has asserted on avoiding a trade war with the United States as the two superpowers have agreed to meet in Beijing to avoid trade tensions although timing of the same is not confirmed yet. The 8.1 per cent increase unveiled Monday is higher than last year's budget allocation, when China upped military spending by 7 per cent over the previous year. (more...)
'Ex-Russian spy' critically ill after suspected exposure to unknown substance 'Ex-Russian spy' critically ill after suspected exposure to unknown substance
- March 06, 2018

Mr Skripal and a woman companion, in her 30s, were both critically ill in intensive care on Monday after they fell ill at a shopping centre in the southern city of Salisbury . Neighbours said that police had turned up at Mr Skripal's house in Salisbury on Sunday evening and had remained there. A British judge wrote in an 2016 report that Litvinenko's death was an assassination carried out by Russia's security services - with the likely approval of President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
Despite meeting with Arun Jaitley, TDP-BJP deadlock over special status continues Despite meeting with Arun Jaitley, TDP-BJP deadlock over special status continues
- March 06, 2018

He had telephonic talk with TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu last week after the TDP chose to step up its protest. Delivering an hour-long address with reference to the AP Reorganisation Act 2014, he added how the Government of India still has to fulfil several promises of Special Category Status (SCS). (more...)
Trump Trade War - Decisive actions needed - European Aluminium
- March 06, 2018

According to Alex Eggert, director of the European Steel Association (Eurofer), transatlantic steel exports from Europe could decline by between "20 and 25 million tons" as a effect. European Union officials said they would retaliate with new tariffs on United States goods, including Harley-Davidson motorbikes, bourbon whiskey and Levi's jeans. (more...)
China to increase military spending by 8.1% in 2018 China to increase military spending by 8.1% in 2018
- March 06, 2018

But China kept its 2018 economic growth target at around 6.5 percent, said Li, the same as in 2017, despite exceeding that year's target. The country will promote the healthy development of online shopping and express delivery services. China aims to reduce its poor rural population by more than 10 million this year, including relocating 2.8 million of them out of inhospitable areas, as the clock ticks on a political promise to lift all Chinese out of poverty by 2020. (more...)
Russian spy critically ill in United Kingdom after 'unknown substance' exposure Russian spy critically ill in United Kingdom after 'unknown substance' exposure
- March 06, 2018

Police confirmed Monday that a man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s had been found unconscious on a bench on Sunday in the city of Salisbury. Mr Skripal, a former colonel within Russian military intelligence, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2006. (more...)
Top 5 Oscar Moments You Need to See Top 5 Oscar Moments You Need to See
- March 06, 2018

McDormand won for her role as a rage-filled mother seeking justice for her daughter in " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ". But both of those movies were also released several months before any other nominee. Though Best Adapted Screenplay could have gone to any one of the nominees, prevailing wisdom predicted a win for James Ivory , who, at 89, has been nominated for an Oscar multiple times, but never brought home the statue. (more...)
President Trump's Video Game Violence Meeting Set for Thursday President Trump's Video Game Violence Meeting Set for Thursday
- March 06, 2018

Instead, the video game industry set up the Entertainment Software Association , which functions as "an independent regulatory body to avoid government interference", much like the Motion Picture Association of America self-regulates for movies, said Jenkins. (more...)
In Texas GOP Primary, It's Who Can Love Trump The Most In Texas GOP Primary, It's Who Can Love Trump The Most
- March 06, 2018

Of the total early vote Democratic turnout, only 67 percent was from people who regularly participate in the party's primary. GOP voting is up 16 percent from this point a year ago, and Democratic turnout has more than doubled. On the Democratic side, there are nine candidates . And almost a quarter of Democrats who cast early ballots were new voters who just registered in the past two years. (more...)
SC justices 'not ganging up' on Sereno - Carpio SC justices 'not ganging up' on Sereno - Carpio
- March 06, 2018

The House panel members are expected to vote soon on whether there is probable cause to proceed with the complaint, and transmit the case to the Senate for trial. "Unfortunately, for respondent Sereno, she flunked the test of integrity when she failed to file". "We would have thought that the removal of the chief justice, the possible removal of the chief justice would be confined to legislative branch since after all its only branch given by the Constitution with that power", Fajardo said. (more...)
Mourinho happy with Rashford development Mourinho happy with Rashford development
- March 06, 2018

The channel already has two former Premier League players as presenters: ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore. "So it's up to Gareth Southgate". Mourinho has spoken to Southgate and told the Three Lions boss to pick him if he still trusts him. There are concerns that Rashford's lack of playing time could affect his role in the England team at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. (more...)
Major search underway at Cork site as part of Tina Satchwell investigation Major search underway at Cork site as part of Tina Satchwell investigation
- March 06, 2018

More than 40 acres will be examined, in an operation expected to last three weeks. He said he returned that morning and his wife had vanished taking with her two suitcases and a sum of money. The search is expected to last up to two weeks and marks the second major search by gardai for Ms Satchwell following a search by divers from the Garda Water Unit of an area of the Youghal quays last August. (more...)
China keeps economic growth target of around 6.5 percent this year China keeps economic growth target of around 6.5 percent this year
- March 06, 2018

Analysts have questioned whether Beijing can hit this year's target without stimulus from bank lending and government spending, which would set back reforms aimed at nurturing self-sustaining growth and curbing debt. "The good ones will stay and the unqualified ones will leave", he said. The armed forces will "firmly and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests", Li said. (more...)
China Completes Military Staff Reduction by 300000 Soldiers China Completes Military Staff Reduction by 300000 Soldiers
- March 06, 2018

China will "advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness, and firmly and resolvedly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests", Premier Li Keqiang told the opening session in an address. Taiwan's China policy-making Mainland Affairs Council said China's moves to raise defence spending and military drills have increased tension. The NPC is the national legislature of China. (more...)
China Hikes Defence Budget to $175 billion, 3 times that of India's China Hikes Defence Budget to $175 billion, 3 times that of India's
- March 06, 2018

Last year, defense spending was set to increase by just 7 percent, to 1.044 trillion yuan ($164.60 billion) about one-quarter of the proposed USA defense spending for the year. "The pace and scale of this build-up are really dramatic". Beijing's frenetic reclamation and island building in the South China Sea have always been questioned, but the trillions of yuan splurged in the vast yet disputed waters to fortify reefs and atolls have never appeared in the national accounts for defense. (more...)
Mississauga man arrested in connection with sex assault of young girl Mississauga man arrested in connection with sex assault of young girl
- March 06, 2018

Investigators allege that while she was there, she was sexually assaulted. The girl, whose age was not released, was taken to a Toronto hospital for assessment. Police said a suspect was arrested on Monday. Gozdzik was held for a bail hearing in a Brampton court March 5. Anyone with information is asked to call the special victim's unit at 905-453-2121 ext. (more...)
Misa Bharti, her husband granted bail in money laundering case Misa Bharti, her husband granted bail in money laundering case
- March 06, 2018

The two had moved bail applications. The couple was, however, barred from leaving the country till further orders after the special Central Bureau of Investigation court rejected the Enforcement Directorate's objections on giving them bail. (more...)
Power outages, flooding linger following powerful nor'easter Power outages, flooding linger following powerful nor'easter
- March 06, 2018

By Saturday afternoon, LaGuardia reported an average delay of less than 15 minutes. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared an emergency in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Sullivan counties. Dulles airport also briefly evacuated its control tower due to high winds . With the winds turning to a more northerly direction (and also decreasing) all subsequent high tide cycles should gradually lower. (more...)
Paul Ryan and Other Republicans Try to Talk Trump Out of Tariffs Paul Ryan and Other Republicans Try to Talk Trump Out of Tariffs
- March 06, 2018

A look at past steel tariffs tells the story - and it's not a pretty one for Michigan's automotive-heavy economy, which lost almost 10,000 jobs because of a similar tariff effort in 2002, by one estimate. The imports can fall to 22-25 MT if the United States steel production increases to 91-96 MT assuming mill utilisations improve to 80-85%. US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he was "extremely worried" about the impact of a trade war, adding that it could undermine economic gains. (more...)
Chris Christie suggests Trump's family members should leave their White House jobs Chris Christie suggests Trump's family members should leave their White House jobs
- March 06, 2018

He went on to suggest that Kushner and Ivanka might do well to spare Trump the difficulty of spurning family members by volunteering their resignations. "Kushner's vulnerable and in an accelerated fall from grace". Trump referenced prior comments Biden made about wanting to take him out behind a barn. (more...)
'Political risk is back roaring': Managers on Italian election result 'Political risk is back roaring': Managers on Italian election result
- March 06, 2018

Preliminary results make this remote as the coalition is predicted to win only 37 percent of the vote, including 18 percent for the League and 14 percent for Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Go Italy ) party. Andrea Marcucci, one of the party's lawmakers, said: "The populists have won and the Democratic Party has lost". Founded by comedian Beppe Grillo , 5-Star has sought to allay fears in European Union capitals over its policies, dropping some of its more radical proposals, ... (more...)
Donald Trump praises Xi Jinping for his grip on power in China
- March 06, 2018

For most Chinese leaders, authority begins to decrease as the end of the term grows nearer. Joshua Bolten, who was chief of staff to President George W. One key amendment in the package is a proposal to scrap restrictions regarding the number of terms the president can serve in office. "It reflects the will of the people". (more...)
Trump execs walked from Panama property as signage stripped Trump execs walked from Panama property as signage stripped
- March 06, 2018

Mr Fintiklis and other owners tried to fire Mr Trump's company a year ago, but the Trump Organisation had refused to surrender physical possession of the hotel. The Trump Organization said that the spat will ultimately be settled by an arbitration panel under the International Chamber of Commerce. Since Trump took office, his name and his company have also been removed from Trump hotels in Toronto and Manhattans SoHo neighborhood. (more...)
Southwest metro high school students plan to protest gun violence Southwest metro high school students plan to protest gun violence
- March 06, 2018

Cobb school officials have cited safety reasons and disruptions of the school day for opposing this action, and said students could be subject to disciplinary action for violations of the student code of conduct. Students held a demonstration at Terry High School Monday morning. No other information was made immediately available. Organizers have filed for a special events permit with the city. (more...)
Serco Group (LON:SRP) Rating Reiterated by Barclays
- March 06, 2018

Federated Inc Pa owns 760,863 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. 2,988 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% in Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC). Shore Capital reiterated an "under review" rating on shares of Greencore Group in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Numis Securities reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a GBX 110 ($1.52) price objective on shares of Serco Group in a report on ... (more...)
Nor'easter unearths skeleton of old ship in Maine Nor'easter unearths skeleton of old ship in Maine
- March 06, 2018

The Press Herald noted that the ship could be seen after Maine's Patriots Day storm in 2007 and again in the wake of Storm Nemo in February 2013. According to The York Weekly , people have been flocking to the beach to see the skeletal shipwreck, which appears periodically after a significant coastal storm. (more...)

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