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Mikaela Shiffrin relaxed after pulling out of Olympic downhill race Mikaela Shiffrin relaxed after pulling out of Olympic downhill race
- February 21, 2018

Goggia won the women's downhill Wednesday at Jeongseon Alpine Center and Vonn earned bronze. "It's 99.9 per cent sure I won't", the American said, speaking in Pyeongchang. NBC reporter Steve Porino said Vonn wanted to eliminate the possibility that Goggia would be able to observe Vonn's run and gain last-minute inspiration for her own run. (more...)
United Nations chief 'deeply alarmed' by Eastern Ghouta violence United Nations chief 'deeply alarmed' by Eastern Ghouta violence
- February 21, 2018

United Nations , Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over escalating violence in Syria's Eastern Ghouta enclave after the killing of more than 100 civilians in the air strikes. With the Islamic State (IS) losing key territories in Iraq and Syria a year ago, Russian-backed Syrian forces are making a major push to overrun the country's remaining rebel strongholds. (more...)
Hackers steal money from India's City Union Bank Hackers steal money from India's City Union Bank
- February 21, 2018

Kamakodi told Reuters . During our reconciliation process on 7tti February 2018, it was found that 3 fraudulent transactions were initiated by the cyber criminals gaining access into our system illegally and not initiated from our Bank's end. (more...)
Church leader warns Iceland against male circumcision ban Church leader warns Iceland against male circumcision ban
- February 21, 2018

The party argues the surgical procedure violates the rights of children, according to the BBC . Jewish and Muslim groups have been outspoken regarding the ban, but the Icelandic bishop hasn't been the only one to condemn the proposal in the Christian world. (more...)
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell jailed for 30 years Serial paedophile Barry Bennell jailed for 30 years
- February 21, 2018

Some members of the public began to applaud as Bennell was sentenced to 31 years, which includes one year released on licence. Judge Goldstone said Bennell's abuse had destroyed the enthusiasm his victims had for playing football and had led to them suffering problems including suicidal thoughts, alcoholism and depression. (more...)
Trump visits Florida shooting survivors Trump visits Florida shooting survivors
- February 21, 2018

The FBI was so caught up in the Russian Federation probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting , US President Donald Trump has said. "We are all joined together as one American family, and your suffering is our burden also", he said . "Get back to the basics and make us all proud!", Trump tweeted. (more...)
High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change High School Students March 13 Miles to School Shooting Scene, Demand Change
- February 21, 2018

Fernandez says he personally blames the shooting not on guns, but on the mental health of the 19-year-old shooter, Nikolas Cruz . The Women's March Youth Empower group is organizing one such protests, which is set to be held exactly one month after the tragedy on March 14, and take 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims . (more...)
Russians Charged With Interfering in the 2016 Election Russians Charged With Interfering in the 2016 Election
- February 21, 2018

The move comes after Facebook came under fire for allowing Russians to run ads supporting Donald Trump in the last USA presidential election. On Saturday, President Trump brought attention to a New York Post column that labeled Russian indictment as "a big win" for Donald Trump . (more...)
Conte defends 'incredible' Christensen after Barcelona error Conte defends 'incredible' Christensen after Barcelona error
- February 21, 2018

Messi rescued them as he ended a long wait to score against Chelsea , with Andreas Christensen's suicidal pass inside his own area allowing Andre Iniesta to tee up the Argentinian. Chelsea won the last meeting in 2012 , en route to their first and only Champions League title. "He made that pass across the box, you don't do that as a defender". (more...)
Trump, Congress Blamed For Not Doing Enough To Stop Mass Shootings Trump, Congress Blamed For Not Doing Enough To Stop Mass Shootings
- February 21, 2018

Sixty-two percent of respondents said Trump is not doing enough to prevent mass shootings and 77% say Congress is doing an inadequate job on the issue. Any gun laws aimed at restricting rather than increasing gun access face a mountain of opposition on Capitol Hill, with GOP lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association asserting Second Amendment liberties at any regulation. (more...)
CBI arrests Punjab National Bank's GM-rank officer in fraud case CBI arrests Punjab National Bank's GM-rank officer in fraud case
- February 21, 2018

Without naming Punjab National Bank or the alleged kingpin of the scam Nirav Modi , Jaitley said bank management did not live up to their task as it failed to detect the delinquent. "Most of the PNB and Nirav Modi company's employees were also questioned for over eight hours on Monday", the CBI official said. Mr Modi, who is one of India's richest people and counts Hollywood stars such as Kate Winslet and Dakota Johnson among his clients, has not commented on the allegations. (more...)
Netflix's Sabrina reboot casts Miranda Otto as Aunt Zelda Netflix's Sabrina reboot casts Miranda Otto as Aunt Zelda
- February 21, 2018

The character of Sabrina has been the focus of discussion since Riverdale's inception, when Aguirre-Sacasa indicated a strong desire to see the teenage witch show up in town and then ultimately lead her own series. Netflix will offer 20 episodes in the first season, and they will follow the one-hour drama format. Otto will take on the role of Zelda Spellman , Sabrina's stern witch aunt. (more...)
Narendra Modi to launch Amma Scooter Scheme in Chennai Narendra Modi to launch Amma Scooter Scheme in Chennai
- February 21, 2018

Speaking at a party office-bearers meeting on Friday, the AIADMK coordinator said that the issue came up during a courtesy meeting he had with Modi in New Delhi a year ago. "And that's why I am a minister today". I have no desire to be a minister. "I will comment after going through it (Panneerselvam's remarks)", he told reporters here. (more...)
Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist: Minister Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist: Minister
- February 21, 2018

Asif, who is now on a visit to Russian Federation, tweeted late on Tuesday that Pakistan's "efforts have paid (off)" during a February 20 meeting on the US-led motion, suggesting there was "no consensus for nominating Pakistan". The worldwide community continues to have concerns about deficiencies in Pakistan's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing system even though Islamabad has begun taking steps to address the flaws, said the state department official without elaborating. (more...)
Trump urges ban on 'bump stocks,' other gun modifiers Trump urges ban on 'bump stocks,' other gun modifiers
- February 21, 2018

The FBI admitted last week it failed to follow up on a January tip about the suspect in the Florida shooting , who had been expelled from the high school. In response to the students' vocal opinions, Trump announced he would host a " listening session " with students and teachers about gun safety in schools on Wednesday. (more...)
Rain continues to fall as flood waters rise
- February 21, 2018

A flood watch for the same area was in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday . DuPage County had received up to 2.15 inches of rain with an additional 1.2 inches expected through Wednesday morning, officials said . "Unfortunately, there are more potholes than time and money", she said. Along with heavy rain in February comes near record or record warmth. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (more...)
Mister Rogers Will Be Featured on New Postage Stamp Mister Rogers Will Be Featured on New Postage Stamp
- February 21, 2018

Also, a biopic "You Are My Friend", starring Tom Hanks , is in the works. It's a handsome day in this neighborhood as Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the " Mister Rogers' Neighborhood " premiere on PBS. February 19, 1968 was a handsome day in the neighborhood . "He really was the same person off television as he was on television". And what's more, I'm so grateful to you for helping the children in your life to know that you'll do everything you can to keep them safe and to help ... (more...)
SC's Cauvery verdict is disappointing, Ponnar confesses SC's Cauvery verdict is disappointing, Ponnar confesses
- February 21, 2018

DMK working president MK Stalin welcomed the announcement of the all-party meeting and said his party would participate in the meet and give constructive suggestions to the government on the issue. Addressing a news conference, CPI leader D Pandian said that the Cauvery management board should be constituted by the Centre within the stipulated time. (more...)
Pakistani delegation reaches Paris to plead case in FATF meeting Pakistani delegation reaches Paris to plead case in FATF meeting
- February 21, 2018

Reacting to the United States motion tabled in the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ) meeting being held in Paris to bring Pakistan under FATF's watchlist for allegedly financing terrorists, the Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said such move would be counterproductive for the war against terror. (more...)
Qatar takes delivery of first Airbus A350 Qatar takes delivery of first Airbus A350
- February 21, 2018

Airbus handed over the world's first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France on 20 February. "This remarkable state-of-the-art aircraft will become a firm part of Qatar Airways fleet and will keep us ahead of the curve, allowing us to continue to offer our passengers outstanding levels of comfort and service". (more...)
FBI Says It Failed to Pursue Warning on Florida School Shooter FBI Says It Failed to Pursue Warning on Florida School Shooter
- February 21, 2018

Trump said earlier on Friday that he is traveling to Florida to meet with people impacted by the shooting . Arguably the most memorable moment came when high school student Emma Gonzalez took to the podium and attacked the U.S. What is Mr Trump's stance on gun control? "They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence". "No other information was included in the comment which would indicate a particular time, location, or the true identity of the person who posted the ... (more...)
US Navy Pledges to Continue Patrols in The South China Sea US Navy Pledges to Continue Patrols in The South China Sea
- February 21, 2018

Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, reportedly claimed that China was gaining "too much" from the country's alleged soft stance on the territorial dispute. There was no immediate comment from Philippine military officials about China's opposition to the surveillance flights at Scarborough using Japanese or even Philippine aircraft. (more...)
IShares US Insurance (IAK) Rises 0.92% for Feb 18
- February 21, 2018

When the Tenkan-Sen line crosses and moves above the Kijun-Sen line, this is generally considered a bullish signal. Every investor strives to spot that uncovered stock before it explodes. Currently, the 14-day ADX for Carlisle Companies Inc (CSL) is sitting at 22.79. A value of 25-50 would support a strong trend. A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend. (more...)
Vikram Kothari rebuffs reports of non-repayment of bank loans Vikram Kothari rebuffs reports of non-repayment of bank loans
- February 21, 2018

The Rotomac loan default case would touch Rs 3,695 crore, including interest, according to the CBI officials who are looking into the case. Kothari has failed to repay loans taken from Allahabad Bank, BoB, BoI, Indian Overseas Bank and UBI. (more...)
Trump Uses Parkland Mass Shooting to Attack FBI for Russia Investigation Trump Uses Parkland Mass Shooting to Attack FBI for Russia Investigation
- February 21, 2018

Yet, no legislation was passed. Nikolas Cruz , 19, is charged with committing multiple murders on Wednesday at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a Miami suburb. He also visited the golf club Sunday night. Those are accessories that are used to allow semiautomatic weapons to fire as if they were automatic; they were used by the shooter in Las Vegas. (more...)
Love Jihad Case: Hadiya wants to remain a Muslim girl Love Jihad Case: Hadiya wants to remain a Muslim girl
- February 21, 2018

Hadiya alias Akhila Ashokan, the woman at the centre of the controversial Kerala "love jihad" case, made an impassioned appeal to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow her to live with her husband Shafin Jahan and asserted that she is a Muslim by choice and "wants to remain one". (more...)
FBI received tip on Florida suspect but did not investigate FBI received tip on Florida suspect but did not investigate
- February 21, 2018

With the assistance of my backup, once they arrived - Sergeant [inaudible] of the Coral Springs Police assisted me in handcuffing and taking him into custody". "This is an opportunity to put the criminal case behind and help the victims' families begin to try and pick up pieces of their lives for our community to heal and to figure out how we stop these things from ever happening again", said Finkelstein. (more...)
Bijepur by-poll: Naveen, Smriti Irani to hit campaign trail Bijepur by-poll: Naveen, Smriti Irani to hit campaign trail
- February 21, 2018

He was referring to the seizure of Rs 40.5 lakh from a auto in Bargarh two days ago. "The Commission can hand over the case to Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department for investigation", he added. The matter came to light after the ruling BJD cried foul that BJP workers are drawing "Lotus" in Mehendi on women's hands and promising to provide monetary award to them if they campaign for the party candidate. (more...)
Trump lashes out over Russian Federation probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm Trump lashes out over Russian Federation probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm
- February 21, 2018

Over the weekend he denied ever casting doubts. "They are laughing their asses off in Moscow", he wrote. "If it was the GOAL of Russian Federation to create discord, disruption and chaos within the US then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams", Trump tweeted just after 8 a.m. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to investigate tip on Parkland shooter Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to investigate tip on Parkland shooter
- February 21, 2018

Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killing 17 people in a Florida high school. "He was wearing his JROTC uniform". On the morning of the shooting, Cruz was woke up by his friend's dad who was offering to drop him off at classes he was supposed to attend. (more...)

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