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Khaleda Zia challenges 5-year sentence in graft case Khaleda Zia challenges 5-year sentence in graft case
- February 22, 2018

Criticizing Dhaka Special Sessions Judge Dr Akhraruzzaman, who delivered the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case, Rizvi said: "Dr Akhtaruzzaman turned his back on his education and profession". Zia's lawyers earlier said in their 1,223-page prayer they cited 25 grounds for her acquittal alleging that the verdict was politically motivated to debar her from contesting upcoming elections, an allegation denied by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government. (more...)
Banned ex-FIFA head Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid Banned ex-FIFA head Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid
- February 22, 2018

The 2010 World Cup was staged in South Africa. Co-Hosting rejected by Federation Internationale de Football Association after 2002 (also applied in 2010 and 2018). A decision will be made at the FIFA Congress on June 13, 2018. The 81-year-old's tenure with FIFA ended in 2015 after being sentenced to a six-year ban from all football-related activities. (more...)
Belgium: Police put Brussels suburb on lock down after murder report Belgium: Police put Brussels suburb on lock down after murder report
- February 22, 2018

Police were not immediately available to comment on the incident, which began around lunchtime. A police helicopter was also sighted flying overhead. In 2016, the district was the scene of a shootout with police involving Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam that led to his capture three days later. (more...)
Trumps asks why Russian Federation probe doesn't include Obama administration
- February 22, 2018

Obama also seized two Russian "dachas" or country estates, in Maryland and NY, that the State Department said were used for intelligence activities. That followed a string of Trump tweets accusing his predecessor of inaction. "He has been tougher on Russian Federation in the first year than Obama was in eight years combined", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said during Tuesday's White House briefing. (more...)
White House: Trump's economic agenda could spark 3% growth through next decade White House: Trump's economic agenda could spark 3% growth through next decade
- February 22, 2018

The economic report recommends streamlining regulatory hurdles, pursuing public-private partnerships, and improving project selection through competitive grant programs. The unemployment rate will fall to 3.7 percent by the end of next year, while inflation will rise to 2 percent by 2021, the council said. The report forecasts an overall average annual growth rate of 2.2 percent through 2028. (more...)
Olympics: German sweep in Nordic Combined Olympics: German sweep in Nordic Combined
- February 22, 2018

With AP Photos.Johannes Rydzek capped a dominating performance to give Germany more Olympic gold. Vincenz Geiger passed Wilhelm Denifl on the first leg, and there was no looking back. Defending champion Norway was second and Austria was third. "I think we're all quite elated". With gold in all three Nordic combined events, nobody else comes close to challenging Germany's primacy in the discipline. (more...)
Nikolas Cruz reportedly set for inheritance windfall Nikolas Cruz reportedly set for inheritance windfall
- February 22, 2018

Cruz's adoptive mother Lynda Cruz, 68, died suddenly in November after a flu led to a bout of pneumonia, while adoptive father Roger died from a heart attack in 2004, leaving Lynda as Cruz and his younger brother's Zachary's only caregiver. (more...)
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in Phoenix for tax town hall Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in Phoenix for tax town hall
- February 22, 2018

Tony Navarette and David Lujan of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. Speaking with reporters after the event, Pelosi said her visit wasn't about Republicans and Democrats. "It robs the future to the tune of trillions of dollars, it refuses to invest in helping people, because it says now we have a debt that they have increased". (more...)
Driver killed after beam falls on vehicles in Lehigh Tunnel Driver killed after beam falls on vehicles in Lehigh Tunnel
- February 22, 2018

Wednesday inside the Lehigh Tunnel's southbound lanes. A New Jersey trucker lost his life yesterday when an electrical beam inside the Lehigh Tunnel collapsed and crashed through his windshield. The southbound lanes through Lehigh Tunnel were shut down all night but transportation officials were able to reopen all lanes around 8 a.m. today. (more...)
Winter Olympics get steamy as traffic on Tinder skyrockets Winter Olympics get steamy as traffic on Tinder skyrockets
- February 22, 2018

She will compete in the combined, along with American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin, and that will be her last race in Pyeongchang . Netherlands now has 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals, while Germany claimed 12 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze. (more...)
PNB Fraud: What Is A SWIFT System? Details Here PNB Fraud: What Is A SWIFT System? Details Here
- February 22, 2018

In a major shake-up post the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud , over 1,000 employees with over three years of service have been transferred all over India in the past 72 hours. Several of those arrested are suspected of facilitating fraudulent lines of credit to companies linked to Mr Modi and Mr Choksi, investigators have stated. (more...)
Winter Olympics: Nico Porteous claims bronze as Kiwis' medal tally doubles Winter Olympics: Nico Porteous claims bronze as Kiwis' medal tally doubles
- February 22, 2018

He had to wait until the final competitor, American Aaron Blunck completed his last run, but Blunck fell short, posting an 84.8. Porteous started well with 82.50 before stunning everyone - nobody more than himself - with an incredible 94.80 on his second run. (more...)
OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into third place OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into third place
- February 22, 2018

It's been a disappointing 2018 Winter Olympics for Team USA in the medal count as the Americans sit far behind Norway (33 medals) at the top of the medal table. Canada pushes for gold in the women's 4x6km relay. Allegations of sexual misconduct from a 2016 incident have reemerged as the #MeToo movement entered the realm of the Olympics. (more...)
Death Stranding Confirmed to Include Actors Troy Baker and Emily O'Brien Death Stranding Confirmed to Include Actors Troy Baker and Emily O'Brien
- February 22, 2018

According to an Instagram post from Emily O'Brien, herself and Troy Baker have joined the Death Stranding team to work with previously revealed talent such as Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. Baker, on the other hand, is a seasoned veteran, voicing a handful of iconic characters such as Snow Villiers, Kanji Tatsumi, Booker DeWitt, Pagan Min, and Joel from the Last of Us . (more...)
Avani Chaturvedi: First Indian woman to fly MiG-21 fighter aircraft solo Avani Chaturvedi: First Indian woman to fly MiG-21 fighter aircraft solo
- February 22, 2018

She flew a Mig-21 Bison for 30 minutes earlier this week, the air force said. Chaturvedi earned the achievement on February 19, when she flew a MiG-21 "Bison", which is said to be a hard aircraft to handle. With Avani, India joins the ranks of the United States, China, France, Turkey, Greece, the UK and Pakistan; all of them have women fighter jet pilots. (more...)
Nagaland NPF chief urges people to protect Christian faith Nagaland NPF chief urges people to protect Christian faith
- February 22, 2018

The NPF has four lawmakers, or cabinet ministers, in the 60-member Assembly, where the BJP has only 21 and dependant on other allies for its majority. It is worthwhile to mention that Jamir's son C Apok Jamir is presently contesting as NPF candidate from Mokokchung. Picto, Khekaho, Hukiye, Hukavi and Zheito, also spoke on the occasion and expressed hope that NPF will secure victory in the district, according to the press release. (more...)
Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal
- February 22, 2018

Big banks have reportedly stayed away from Iranian projects out of fear that it could violate sanctions laid out in the 2015 deal with the U.S., Great Britain, France, China, Germany and Russian Federation. Araghchi rejected Trump's demand to address other issues as part of the continued operation of the nuclear deal, including the country's burgeoning ballistic missile program. (more...)
Seattle PD Release Bodycam and Dashcam Video of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Seattle PD Release Bodycam and Dashcam Video of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
- February 22, 2018

A handgun was recovered from inside the stolen vehicle, the police department said. Officers open fire on the suspect. The suspect fled in the stolen vehicle before crashing it near NE 55th Street and 26th Ave. "Shut the vehicle off!" 'He's trying to back it up, ' another officer yells. The footage shows the suspect fleeing on foot with officers in pursuit. (more...)
The Jewish teacher who saved students from the massacre The Jewish teacher who saved students from the massacre
- February 22, 2018

Beigel was my hero and he still will forever be my hero", she said. "OK, Scott, I did what you asked, " she continued. Student Kelsey Friend told ABC News' " Good Morning America " that Beigel unlocked his classroom door so students could come inside. (more...)
Diplo, John Legend and Others Enter the Gun Debate — CNN's Town Hall Diplo, John Legend and Others Enter the Gun Debate — CNN's Town Hall
- February 22, 2018

I know everybody is obviously incredibly emotional about it. Loesch will join Florida lawmakers Rep. Ted Deutch (D) and Sens. Loesch is a gun and Second Amendment rights advocate. CNN notes that Rubio is one such politician, as he received almost $10,000 from the NRA's Political Victory Fund in the 2016 election. Trump is expected to hold a listening session Wednesday with high school students and teachers who have been affected by school shootings. (more...)
Bronfman EL Rothschild LP Has $452000 Position in Ares Capital Co. (ARCC)
- February 22, 2018

Creative Planning who had been investing in Ares Cap Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.80B market cap company. They expect $-0.67 earnings per share , up 23.86 % or $0.21 from last year's $-0.88 per share. ( NASDAQ:KPTI ), 12 have Buy rating , 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Inc. had 79 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
N.Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking N.Korean closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly sinking
- February 22, 2018

Are North and South Korea friends again? A second official said the initiative for the meeting came from South Korea , which acted as an intermediary between the two sides to set up the meeting. White House officials recoil at any parallel between the dictator's sister and the president's daughter. Kim Yo-jong invited South Korean president Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang to begin talks soon. (more...)
Agar stars as Australia claim tri-series honours Agar stars as Australia claim tri-series honours
- February 22, 2018

Agar was named Man of the Match , and said: "Your length has to be ideal, whether you're at the WACA or here". It might still be considered a bit of "hit and giggle" by traditionalists around the world, but as the rise in popularity of Twenty20 cricket has staggered all and sundry, the seriousness with which teams approach the format has gone from the heady days of retro shirts, headbands and fuzzy afros when Australia travelled to New Zealand for the first worldwide game to big ... (more...)
Why North Korea bailed on meeting VP Pence at the Olympics Why North Korea bailed on meeting VP Pence at the Olympics
- February 22, 2018

There was no announcement of any plan for the North Koreans to meet with a USA delegation to Sunday's closing ceremony headed by Ivanka Trump , who was to arrive in Seoul on Friday. A senior administration official ruled out any possible meeting between Ivanka and officials from North Korea . He will be accompanied by Ri Son Gwon - who also participated in the North's delegation to the opening ceremony - along with six supporting staff. (more...)
Politics Swirl as Students Stage Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence Politics Swirl as Students Stage Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence
- February 22, 2018

Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder in the deaths of 14 students and three adults, including teachers, in the deadly rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. They wonder if their classrooms are properly equipped, if they would recognize the signs of a unsafe student and, most of all, if they are prepared to jump in front of a bullet. (more...)
Sikh man faces racist attack outside United Kingdom parliament Sikh man faces racist attack outside United Kingdom parliament
- February 22, 2018

A SIKH man was reportedly attacked by a racist who tried to grab his turban off him outside Parliament. He told The Independent : "I was in the queue outside Portcullis House and this guy ran up to us. Mr Singh said he was "surprised and shocked" by the attack. A spokesperson for the police department confirmed the incident that took place outside Portcullis House, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament.The Metropolitan Police have started investigating the issue, however, there have been ... (more...)
Pimlico Plumbers gig economy case heads to Supreme Court Pimlico Plumbers gig economy case heads to Supreme Court
- February 22, 2018

Tuesday's case involves Gary Smith who worked for the firm Pimlico Plumbers between 2005 and 2011 and took the company to an employment tribunal after being dismissed. It will be the highest case authority in the United Kingdom on the employment status of gig workers. Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, said the rise of the "gig economy" made the issue of employment status more important than ever. (more...)
Netanyahu to Polish PM: Holocaust comment 'unacceptable' Netanyahu to Polish PM: Holocaust comment 'unacceptable'
- February 22, 2018

Netanyahu, who is also attending the Munich conference, was quick to respond. After a similar suggestion was recently made by a Polish academic, Poland's Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin called for the opening of a museum to commemorate Poles murdered by the Nazi's during the Second World War . (more...)
Gorakhpur riots: HC dismisses writ petition seeking prosecution of Yogi Adityanath Gorakhpur riots: HC dismisses writ petition seeking prosecution of Yogi Adityanath
- February 22, 2018

CB-CID inspector Chandra Bhushan Upadhyaya, who investigated the case, was quoted by The Indian Express as saying that he had completed the investigation and sought sanction to file a chargesheet under IPC 153-A in 2015. Parwaz was a resident of Gorakhpur and had filed an FIR in connection with the riots and Hayat was a witness in the case. Earlier, after hearing counsel for the petitioner and state counsels at length, the court had reserved its judgment on December 18, 2017. (more...)
Six Dec. 2 responders receive Medal of Valor at White House ceremony Six Dec. 2 responders receive Medal of Valor at White House ceremony
- February 22, 2018

Trump explained that when terrorists attacked the Inland Regional Center, the six men responded to the onslaught and risked their own lives to stop the "sinister rampage, which was going to get a lot worse". for rescuing three drowning people on a beach; and fire engineer Stephen Gunn, who saved a man from a house fire started by an arsonist. The president began by acknowledging that the ceremony took place as the country still mourns with the community of Parkland, Florida. (more...)

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