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Mavericks in investigation mode after report of disturbing behavior Mavericks in investigation mode after report of disturbing behavior
- February 23, 2018

Pittman was sacked Monday, the day before the club fired Sneed. "This was, like, a year-and-a-half of tanking, and that was too brutal for me, but being transparent, I think that's the key to being kind of a players' owner and having stability", he added. (more...)
Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gita Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding to New Zealand Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gita Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding to New Zealand
- February 23, 2018

Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect New Zealand on 19-21 February. Tens of thousands of people have lost power, a number of major roads are impassable and flights to and from Wellington International Airport have been suspended until the cyclone has cleared. (more...)
Manohar Parrikar Presents Goa Budget Hours After Leaving Mumbai Hospital Manohar Parrikar Presents Goa Budget Hours After Leaving Mumbai Hospital
- February 23, 2018

On 14 February night, Parrikar had complained of stomach-ache after which he was taken to the Goa Medical College and Hospital for a health examination and later was flown to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. "For complete recovery, I have been advised by the doctors some precautions in the immediate short term. However, I will be discharging my regular duties and obligations as a Chief Minister of the state", it further read. (more...)
Cuomo joins governors in coalition to fight gun violence Cuomo joins governors in coalition to fight gun violence
- February 23, 2018

Cuomo and Governors Daniel Malloy of Connecticut , Phil Murphy of New Jersey , and Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island , held a conference call to explain how they plan to work together to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill. Cuomo said sarcastically. "All it does is bring more money to gun manufacturers, and the NRA more money". It's still legal in Rhode Island to buy high-capacity magazines. (more...)
PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case PM Modi 'robbed India': Rahul on PNB fraud case
- February 22, 2018

From here the PM will go to Meghalaya to address a rally in West Garo Hills district, considered as the Congress bastion since statehood in 1972. They think they can buy the Church, religion and God. As the tenure of NDA government is nearing to end, it has given us hopelessness, fear, unemployment and hate", Gandhi said. He hit out at the Union tourism ministry for its offer last month to beautify the churches and religious institutions in Meghalaya and accused the BJP of buying some ... (more...)
Kushner's security clearance in jeopardy as Kelly skirmish escalates Kushner's security clearance in jeopardy as Kelly skirmish escalates
- February 22, 2018

Citing "people familiar with the inquiry", CNN reported Monday afternoon that Mr. Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner , the president's son-in-law, on issues beyond his contacts with Russians and their purported meddling in the 2016 presidential race. (more...)
Employment rises - but unemployment too Employment rises - but unemployment too
- February 22, 2018

The rate was forecast to remain unchanged at 4.3%. The fact that there was a rise in unemployment at the same time as rising employment was explained by the fact that the number of economically inactive people - those not seeking or available to work - fell over the period. (more...)
Brown claims insiders trying to derail his bid to reclaim leadership Brown claims insiders trying to derail his bid to reclaim leadership
- February 22, 2018

On Friday, the Progressive Conservative Party booted Brown from caucus, but Parks denies that his endorsement represents an affront to the party's vision. With more than 1,800 New Democrats gathered in Ottawa to debate and help shape future party policies, NDP strategist and former national director Karl Bélanger says a top priority this weekend is to "galvanize" members... (more...)
NCP Candidate Jonathone Sangma Shot Dead in Poll-bound Meghalaya NCP Candidate Jonathone Sangma Shot Dead in Poll-bound Meghalaya
- February 22, 2018

Besides Sangma, who was contesting from Williamnagar , one of his security guards and two supporters died on the spot, when his convoy was ambushed by unidentified assailants at Sawilgre village, 14 km from Samanda block headquarters. The police had then filed a chargesheet against Marak under Sections 120B, 171F and 506 of Indian Penal Code. Sangma, 43, was contesting the Assembly election from Williamnagar which he had unsuccessfully contested as an Independent candidate in 2013. (more...)
Early and Grace Period Voting Begins Wednesday for March 20th Primary Early and Grace Period Voting Begins Wednesday for March 20th Primary
- February 22, 2018

Both Rusk County and Gregg County are part of the countywide polling program in which registered voters in both counties can vote at any polling location in their respective county. Early voting is open and North Texans are being encouraged to vote. "The SREC deliberated and delivered eleven propositions to place on our primary ballot", said Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey in a December press release. (more...)
BSF trooper killed in cross LoC firing BSF trooper killed in cross LoC firing
- February 22, 2018

The sources have also assured the matter will be taken to the Pakistani side. As Indian troops detected the movement, Pak army opened fire on several Indian posts to provide cover fire to the infiltrators. In response, the Indian Army strongly responded with retaliatory fire in equal measure, the Defence PRO added. Pakistan was supporting terrorism in a systematic manner with the complete support of its army, he added. (more...)
Donald Trump orders ban on Las Vegas-style bump stock gun modifications Donald Trump orders ban on Las Vegas-style bump stock gun modifications
- February 22, 2018

Pressure has been mounting for action after the Parkland shooting . The president, a strong and vocal supporter of gun rights, has not endorsed more robust changes sought by gun control activists. However, a bump stock was used in the October shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas, and attached to a half-dozen of the long guns found in the shooter's hotel room. (more...)
Venezuela attracted 735 million Dollars from its cryptocurrency Petro Venezuela attracted 735 million Dollars from its cryptocurrency Petro
- February 22, 2018

Last week, however, the Venezuelan head of the cryptocurrency project, Carlos Vargas, explained that the government is expecting investors from Turkey, Qatar, the United States and Europe. Consulting firm Eurasia Group estimated that although Venezuela could raise some $2 billion Dollars in the initial offer, it was "unlikely" that the Petro would be established as "a credible means of exchange", beyond short term "interest". (more...)
Pakistan Supreme Court Strikes Law Allowing Nawaz Sharif To Chair Party Pakistan Supreme Court Strikes Law Allowing Nawaz Sharif To Chair Party
- February 22, 2018

Justice Nisar, however, said that in Pakistan's political setup, political parties are personality driven. It citied articles 62 and 63 of the Pakistani Constitution, which state that a disqualified individual can not lead a party, Pakistan Today reported. (more...)
Ways Black Panther RESHAPED the Marvel Cinematic Universe Ways Black Panther RESHAPED the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- February 22, 2018

The album's opening week reflected the tracking week ending February 15. Interesting news to say the least, but great news for Marvel and 'Black Panther .' Give us your thoughts on the news below and stay tuned for much more on this coming soon. (more...)
Britain lowers expectations for Brexit Britain lowers expectations for Brexit
- February 21, 2018

Davis said of the government's critics: " They fear that Brexit could lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom ". Ms Bishop said Australia would want to secure rights for its citizens to work in Britain as part of any such deal. Davis' intervention follows reports the European Commission has prepared a briefing document for member state governments warning of the risks of the United Kingdom launching a deregulatory drive post-Brexit and raising the prospect of trade sanctions if the United ... (more...)
Thai court hands surrogate kids to Japanese father Thai court hands surrogate kids to Japanese father
- February 21, 2018

The man is the son of a Japanese tycoon and the president of a company listed on the stock exchange as well as an investor in several other businesses, the court noted. Thai government officials say clinics are under close watch, and that the practice of commercial surrogacy has been ended. The court accepted lawyer Kong Suriyamontol's argument that the man simply wanted a very large family, and that with his wealth, he will be able to look after the children well, BBC reported . (more...)
New bribery scandal centers on fraud case against Sara Netanyahu
- February 21, 2018

A former spokesman for Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of offering to make a judge attorney general if she agreed to close a case against the Israeli prime minister's wife. Hefetz also denied Caspit's claims, saying such a conversation never happened, Israeli media reported . Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing in those cases. (more...)
Brawl erupts on Carnival cruise ship near Australia, 23 people removed Brawl erupts on Carnival cruise ship near Australia, 23 people removed
- February 21, 2018

The ship's security team is applying our zero tolerance policy in the interests of the safety and comfort of other guests. "There are people walking around with cut heads and hands", she told Melbourne radio station 3AW . "I could hear a lot of screaming, crying in the background". NSW Police said six men and three teenage boys were removed from the ship at Twofold Bay in Eden. (more...)
Maliki: Abbas to tender peace plan, overture at UNSC meeting Maliki: Abbas to tender peace plan, overture at UNSC meeting
- February 21, 2018

Audio will be available later today . The Palestinian leader immediately left the council chamber following his address, leading Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon to complain that Abbas was "running away" from dialogue. He also called conditions in Hamas-rule Gaza "dire" and mentioned the shortage of funds for the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, caused by the USA suspension of $65 million in assistance. (more...)
'It Doesn't Bother Me': Cheryl Tweedy Breaks Silence On Split Rumours 'It Doesn't Bother Me': Cheryl Tweedy Breaks Silence On Split Rumours
- February 21, 2018

While Cheryl has been very private about her personal life, she has spent her time here in the United Kingdom, choosing to stay out of the limelight while she takes care of their 11-month-old son, Bear . Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time at home on her own with Bear , because she would rather stay in watching TV than go out to showbiz parties. (more...)
North Korea may co-host Asian Winter Games with South Korea North Korea may co-host Asian Winter Games with South Korea
- February 21, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed in January to delay the military exercises until mid-March to help facilitate a "peace Olympics" in the South. South Korean and USA defense chiefs will announce the dates when the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics ends on March 18, he said , and before April 1. The rest of the first daughter's itinerary in South Korea is being discussed and is expected to be released by the USA, the spokesman said. (more...)
Potential threat against Baraboo High School resolved, increased presence planned Potential threat against Baraboo High School resolved, increased presence planned
- February 21, 2018

Kentucky State police are investigating potential threats made against Todd County Central High School Feb. 19, 2018. A 16-year-old girl was taken into custody Thursday after police said she made "vague" threats on Snapchat toward Weatherford High School, police said. (more...)
Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10 Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10
- February 21, 2018

Kvitova began the year ranked number 29 but was already on the rise after her win earlier this month in St Petersburg . "It feels great (to be in the top 10)", Kvitova said. 'It's definitely disappointing when I had a chance to serve it out twice in that second set, said Wozniacki, who was seeking to make her third Doha final but has never won before. (more...)
On AAP vs Delhi Chief Secretary tussle, Rajnath says 'deeply pained' On AAP vs Delhi Chief Secretary tussle, Rajnath says 'deeply pained'
- February 21, 2018

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused Kejriwal of "raining down choicest of abuses" on Prakash and claimed that the spat was not caused by an issue of public importance, but over Prakash's objections to his government's demand of releasing funds for advertisements praising the AAP chief. (more...)

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