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'Deeply sorry' Barnaby Joyce issues public apology outside Parliament House 'Deeply sorry' Barnaby Joyce issues public apology outside Parliament House
- February 15, 2018

Ms Campion is due to give birth in mid-April. Liberal cabinet minister Dan Tehan has flagged the announcement after former Nationals leader John Anderson warned Mr Joyce his personal affairs were hurting the party and the government. Joyce is under huge pressure for failing to declare his relationship with his former staffer when she was given two highly paid positions working for the ruling coalition government. (more...)
Dutch FM to face MPs after lying about Putin meeting Dutch FM to face MPs after lying about Putin meeting
- February 15, 2018

Contrary to his earlier claims, Zijlstra admitted he was not present at the meeting and that the reason he made up the story about his presence was to protect his source. Before Zijlstra's resignation, the Russian foreign ministry released a statement Tuesday saying that Russian-Dutch relations have been overshadowed by "an unprecedented anti-Russia campaign launched by the Dutch media". (more...)
Amar'e Stoudemire joining Big3 League Amar'e Stoudemire joining Big3 League
- February 15, 2018

The 35-year-old will play alongside his fellow captains Jermaine O'Neal and Nate Robinson , to form a very formidable squad that could compete for this coming season's title. He played for Hapoel Jerusalem the following year, helping the Israeli club win its championship while earning All-Star status in the league. He spent 14 seasons in the league, including stints with the Suns, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat. (more...)
Secretary of State: Dog doesn't have what it takes to be governor Secretary of State: Dog doesn't have what it takes to be governor
- February 15, 2018

A dog contesting for governor in a U.S. State of Kansas, has been disqualified, though there is no law prohibiting animals from running for elections in the state. A pit bull named Brynneth Pawltro was elected mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky in 2016. In Cormorant, Minnesota, Duke, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees, has been voted into office as the ceremonial mayor three times . (more...)
Secretary Tillerson Meets with Middle East Allies, Promotes Peace Plan Secretary Tillerson Meets with Middle East Allies, Promotes Peace Plan
- February 15, 2018

There has been little detail on the plan so far. Tillerson tried to convince regional allies-Jordan being a key player-that the U.S.is an honest broker, despite Trump's controversial decision in early December recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . (more...)
Democrats Flip Another State Seat - This Time In Florida
- February 15, 2018

Traditionally, the Sarasota-area district is considered Republican territory - with almost 13,000 more GOP voters than Democratic voters. For the Florida Democratic Party, it was the second straight special election win. Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Good , while Buchanan had the backing of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski . They led a Sunday rally where the crowd, echoing the Hillary Clinton-bashing Trump campaign of 2016, chanted, "Lock her up!" Drawing ... (more...)
Madigan fires long-time aide over sexual harassment claim Madigan fires long-time aide over sexual harassment claim
- February 15, 2018

Quinn is a longtime employee of Madigan's political operation and filings with the State Board of Elections show Quinn made more than $500-thousand dollars since 1999 doing campaign work. Hampton". Madigan said Monday that the incident prompted Wier Vaught to make "several recommendations aimed at preventing inappropriate behavior and improving methods for reporting and responding to such allegations" that his political committees are working to implement. (more...)
Plumbing being explored at Leaside home connected to alleged serial killer Plumbing being explored at Leaside home connected to alleged serial killer
- February 15, 2018

Police began their investigation of a home on Mallory Crescent on January 18 - the day McArthur, 66, was charged with the first-degree murder of two men who had disappeared from Toronto's gay village in 2017. Idsinga has said repeatedly that police expect to lay more charges against McArthur. "We will have a second run at some of the properties with the dogs once the ground thaws", he said. (more...)
Padman Box Office Collection: Maintains it's pace on Monday Padman Box Office Collection: Maintains it's pace on Monday
- February 15, 2018

India biz. Overseas opening weekend: "$ 2.31 million [₹ 14.84 cr] (sic)". On Tuesday film had an unexpected rise when it earned 6.12 crores and Wednesday will be more because of Valentine's day and Shivratri which is an important holiday. Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor starrer Pad Man witnessed a drop in it's collections on day 4. Akshay Kumar is breaking the stereotypes of society through his movies and we can say that because of the movies he has done in recent times. (more...)
Australia still struggling to improve Aboriginal lives, report says Australia still struggling to improve Aboriginal lives, report says
- February 15, 2018

On track are the targets to halve the gap in child mortality by 2018 and have 95 percent of all Indigenous four-year-olds enrolled in early childhood education by 2025. "I ask the Prime Minister and the Government - we will work with you, but we will not wait for you". Indigenous health minister Ken Wyatt thinks there is still a long way to go, particularly in terms of life expectancy, but says this is the most promising report card since 2011. (more...)
NKorea political princess heading home after whirlwind visit NKorea political princess heading home after whirlwind visit
- February 15, 2018

Over the weekend, Kim Yo Jong , the younger sister of leader Kim Jong Un visited Seoul and met with President Moon Jae-in, a historic first by any member of the ruling Kim family and the most significant diplomatic development in the Kim Jong Un era. (more...)
Detroit police to investigate officer's death Detroit police to investigate officer's death
- February 15, 2018

Tuesday, Feb. 13. Then there's this: Craig conceded that speed was a factor and that Weathers ran a red light, striking a auto turning left. Was he trying to connect with the team during the exercise? Weathers' vehicle collided with another occupied vehicle, lost control and hit a concrete wall near a train bridge overpass. (more...)
Former football coach Bennell convicted of child abuse in UK Former football coach Bennell convicted of child abuse in UK
- February 15, 2018

Not guilty verdicts were returned on three further charges, on the direction of the judge earlier in the trial. He said: "We will, of course, invite you to endeavour to reach unanimous verdicts in relation to the remaining counts, but if you are unable to do so (we will accept) verdicts in which respect of 10 of you agree". (more...)
These robots had their own skiing tournament alongside the Winter Olympics These robots had their own skiing tournament alongside the Winter Olympics
- February 15, 2018

All words we never thought would (or could) be strung together in one sentence. Eight robotics teams from universities, institutes and a private company competed for a $10,000 prize in the Ski Robot Challenge . The organiser of the Ski Robot Challenge, Kim Dong-Uk noted, "Our robots cannot race in the Olympics so we organised this race during the Olympic period so that we can show South Korea's robotic technology to the world". (more...)
RBI tightens bad loan restructuring junks all old debt restructuring schemes RBI tightens bad loan restructuring junks all old debt restructuring schemes
- February 15, 2018

Asset quality of the lender remained in a bad situation as gross non-performing assets (NPAs) or the bad loans rose to 14.38 per cent of the gross advances by end of third quarter, against 12.51 per cent in same period a year ago. This is because the bank has recognized the accounts much earlier than that of the industry, he added. Most of the loan-restructuring schemes that the central bank is withdrawing have seen little success. (more...)
Poll Shows Cuomo's Numbers Drop, But Support For Proposals Is Strong Poll Shows Cuomo's Numbers Drop, But Support For Proposals Is Strong
- February 15, 2018

It's Captain, New York's "First Dog!" Republicans who control the state Senate have already bristled at Cuomo's proposal to levy a payroll tax on employers . "We're trying to come up with solutions to the problem the federal government handed us", said state Budget Director Robert Mujica. A final budget is expected to be approved by April 1. (more...)
London City Airport reopens after wartime bomb moved London City Airport reopens after wartime bomb moved
- February 15, 2018

Specialists from the Royal Navy were working to remove the device. Officials have assured that the bomb , which has been moved to the Thames Estuary, is of no danger to the public in its current location. According to the airport's website, a total of 261 arrivals and departures had been scheduled for Monday. London City Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair said all flights to and from the airport had been cancelled. (more...)
Chinese names for undersea features under fire Chinese names for undersea features under fire
- February 15, 2018

Manila has already raised its concern with China over its naming of the undersea features in Benham Rise and may officially notify the global hydrographic body that lists such records, presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. All of these, he said, are within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippine Rise. Philippine diplomats had raised their concern with the Chinese authorities, he said. (more...)
Ireland's Henshaw ruled out of Six Nations Ireland's Henshaw ruled out of Six Nations
- February 15, 2018

Better news though for front row colossus Tadhg Furlong, after he underwent a scan that revealed a minor hamstring injury but is expected to be fit for the next Six nations game with the visit of Wales to Dublin on February 24th. "It's much more hard to defend against them, for me". "I felt we played with some good width and most of it was accurate", said Schmidt. "For me they play very good rugby; yeah, they are better than England". (more...)
Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson makes history in rout over OAR Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson makes history in rout over OAR
- February 15, 2018

Though she didn't have much work to do in the later stages of the game as the USA pulled away, she kept the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation off the board to dash any thoughts of an upset even while holding a narrow advantage through half of the game. (more...)
Nagaland polls: Walkover for former CM Neiphiu Rio as NPF withdraws candidate Nagaland polls: Walkover for former CM Neiphiu Rio as NPF withdraws candidate
- February 15, 2018

NPF spokesperson Sebastian Zumvu said the party was surprised by their candidate's decision, while there was jubilation in the NDPP-BJP, which has forged a pre-poll alliance and now has one seat in their kitty ahead of the February 27 elections. (more...)
Climber dies after fall on Mount Hood, others stranded Climber dies after fall on Mount Hood, others stranded
- February 15, 2018

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the male climber was pronounced dead upon arrival at a Portland, Oregon, hospital Tuesday afternoon. The other climber in the group suffered a serious injury that authorities do not believe is life-threatening. (more...)
Russian state bank to write off debts of plane crash victims Russian state bank to write off debts of plane crash victims
- February 15, 2018

Russian investigators are searching snow-covered fields near Moscow for clues why a passenger plane crashed . The An-148 was developed by Ukraine's Antonov company in the early 2000s and manufactured in both Ukraine and Russian Federation. (more...)
Tinder is about to become more like Bumble in an important way Tinder is about to become more like Bumble in an important way
- February 15, 2018

Valentine's Day is a time full of roses, chocolates and pink-and-red hearts everywhere you go, which could make the single people out there feel #Foreveralone. Their algorithm takes into consideration things like age, height, religion, ethnicity, social networks and interests, just to name a few. "Tinder" is famous for its swiping. (more...)
North Korea invite is dramatic gesture, but not diplomatic breakthrough North Korea invite is dramatic gesture, but not diplomatic breakthrough
- February 15, 2018

Moon did not immediately accept, saying the "right conditions" were needed. So far, United States has made it clear that it contemplates with skepticism, if not genuine disdain, apparent thaw. He didn't say what those conditions were, but he urged North Korea to open a dialogue with the United States, suggesting no diplomatic progress could be made without USA participation. (more...)
Allegiant announces new nonstop flight from RDU to Florida Panhandle Allegiant announces new nonstop flight from RDU to Florida Panhandle
- February 15, 2018

The Destin trips are starting as seasonal offerings. The aircraft base is expected to have a deep and lasting impact on the region's economy, bringing an anticipated $418 million in tourism revenue on a five-year horizon. Allegiant Air and Blue Grass Airport announced February 13 that the carrier will introduce nonstop service between Lexington and Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida, beginning June 7. (more...)
Group of graffiti artists awarded $6.7M in 5Pointz lawsuit in Queens Group of graffiti artists awarded $6.7M in 5Pointz lawsuit in Queens
- February 15, 2018

Block wrote, the New York Daily News reported Monday. "If he did not destroy 5 Pointz until he received his permits and demolished it 10 months later, the Court would not have found that he had acted willfully". In addition, Block explained that the Wolkoff did not show any remorse for his actions. "Wolkoff has been singularly unrepentant". "It would have been a wonderful tribute for the artists that they richly deserved", Mr. (more...)
PM Modi meets Sultan of Oman,signs pacts on defence,health and tourism PM Modi meets Sultan of Oman,signs pacts on defence,health and tourism
- February 15, 2018

As India seeks to pursue multi-dimensional engagement with the Middle East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest visit to the region has merely underscored the growing salience of the region in the Indian foreign policy matrix. "The two leaders also discussed the importance of sharing each other's experience in the field of development and aid". The Shiva Temple is one of the oldest temples in the Gulf region and is located near the Sultan of Oman's palace and was constructed by the ... (more...)
Ex-Iran military leader: Western nations use lizards to spy Ex-Iran military leader: Western nations use lizards to spy
- February 15, 2018

Firuzabadi told AFP that he "did not know the details of the cases, but that the West had often used tourists, scientists and environmentalists to spy on Iran ". Meanwhile, Iran's Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment Kaveh Madani, appointed by President Hassan Rouhani past year, published a video recording that appeared to confirm he had been briefly detained in recent days. (more...)
GOP challenger's Twitter account suspended GOP challenger's Twitter account suspended
- February 15, 2018

Far-right candidate Nehlen tweeted the picture of Markle and her fiancé, Prince Harry, with the caption "Honey, does this tie make my face look pale?" Nehlen, who was once suspended by the platform for violating rules regarding anti-Semitic content, posted an image of the reconstructed appearance of an ancient Briton believed to have lived in the region over 9,000 years ago superimposed over an image of Markle, Newsweek reports. (more...)

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