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RippleNet Strengthens Emerging Markets Access into India, Brazil and China RippleNet Strengthens Emerging Markets Access into India, Brazil and China
- February 23, 2018

Meanwhile, money transfer firms Zip Remit , which is headquartered in Canada, and Beetech , another Brazil-based firm, revealed that they would adopt xVia , which helps companies open payment corridors with individual worldwide clients. By joining RippleNet, financial institutions are able to communicate information about a payment between each other and settle payments immediately. Ripple develops solutions that use blockchain technology to enable instant cross-border transfer of money ... (more...)
Winter Olympics: Ivanka in Pyeonchang for closing ceremony Winter Olympics: Ivanka in Pyeonchang for closing ceremony
- February 23, 2018

A North Korean delegation will also attend the closing ceremony, but the South Korean government said it's unlikely that Ivanka Trump will meet the North Koreans or defectors from North Korea . The other co-leader Rep. Park Joo-sun also said the government should demand the North to reconsider sending Kim to the South. Pence's guest for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies was Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, the USA student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North ... (more...)
Police say no survivors following small plane crash in Indiana Police say no survivors following small plane crash in Indiana
- February 23, 2018

The plane took off from Eagle Creek Airpark in IN just before 7:30 p.m CST (8:20 p.m. EST). First responders had trouble finding the wreckage at first because it was so dark and far back in a field. They eventually used ATVs and other off-road vehicles to access the area. At least three people were on board. Little information is being given right now and it's unknown if there are survivors or how many passengers were on the plane. (more...)
Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts - Ex-FBI agent Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts - Ex-FBI agent
- February 23, 2018

Vigils for the victims of the Florida shooting were held all over the United States over the weekend. A rally to support gun-safety legislation was scheduled for Saturday at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. The couple last saw Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, at the Broward County Sheriff's office . "He said he did not go to school on Valentine's Day", James Snead said. (more...)
Classes at Dubuque Senior canceled due to shooting threat Classes at Dubuque Senior canceled due to shooting threat
- February 23, 2018

Licking Heights Central Middle School will be closed as Pataskala Police investigate a shooting threat made by a seventh-grader, the Dispatch reports. "If it was determined a false threat was made, the district will pursue further action on the individuals responsible", the school district message said. (more...)
Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal
- February 23, 2018

During the events Thursday , the head of the National Rifle Association accused gun control advocates and the media of taking advantage of the Florida school massacre to push new gun restrictions. "I don't think guns are the problem, they're in fact the answer", the 20-year-old said. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat now holds what seems to be a near-total grip. (more...)
At least 3 dead as heavy rain, floods swamp central US At least 3 dead as heavy rain, floods swamp central US
- February 23, 2018

Indiana Michigan Power says Thursday that it's working with local officials and first responders to safely disconnect power to customers in flooded areas. 21, 2018 in Flint, Mich. Sandbags are holding back floodwaters in parts of MI as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plains, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice. (more...)
Argentina: Five Arrests In Russian Embassy Cocaine Probe Argentina: Five Arrests In Russian Embassy Cocaine Probe
- February 23, 2018

The police then switched the cocaine with flour, inserted a tracking device and waited until the bags were moved. The investigation led to the arrest on Wednesday of an Argentine policeman and another citizen of the South American country. (more...)
NRA Goes On Offense In Wake Of Florida Shooting NRA Goes On Offense In Wake Of Florida Shooting
- February 23, 2018

In Florida , Republican senator Marco Rubio said he now is open to raising age requirements for long-gun purchases. GONYEA: LaPierre said that protecting schools means hardening them, making them hard targets to strike. LaPierre continued . "Can we answer that question honestly knowing that we surround and protect so much with armed security while we drop our kids off at school that are so-called gun-free zones that are wide open targets for any insane madman bent on evil to come ... (more...)
Michael Porter Jr. fully cleared to play for Mizzou basketball, reports say Michael Porter Jr. fully cleared to play for Mizzou basketball, reports say
- February 23, 2018

There were questions as to whether or not Porter would return at all this season, but Thursday's development is a positive one for a Tigers squad that's been short on depth. In a rare media appearance of his own earlier this month, Porter said he would "love" to play a few games with the Tigers before the postseason and that he's "feeling really good". (more...)
Tribal Man beaten to Death in India for allegedly stealing food items Tribal Man beaten to Death in India for allegedly stealing food items
- February 23, 2018

She also denied that Madhu stole valuables from a house as alleged by the local people. According to the police, the local people handed him over to the Agali police around 6:30pm after thrashing the youth with sticks. However, Madhu's relatives told Malayalam channels that he was suffering from a mental breakdown and was staying away from home for some months. People from all over the country have slammed those responsible for the attack and are demanding justice for the man. (more...)
Lakota students send handwritten letters to Florida school shooting survivors Lakota students send handwritten letters to Florida school shooting survivors
- February 23, 2018

Lakota students are sharing their words with students who are more than 1,000 miles away. "I care more about this issue as a national issue and what can happen in the government more than, personally, what can happen to my grades", he said . (more...)
3rd T20I: India, South Africa aiming for win in final showdown 3rd T20I: India, South Africa aiming for win in final showdown
- February 23, 2018

Overall, only two bowlers have had more expensive figures than Chahal - McCarthy (69 runs) against Afghanistan past year and 68 leaked by Kyle Abbott against West Indies in 2015. Pandey (79 not out off 48) was sublime at a ground where I first remember his name being bandied about, while he struck a sweet hundred in the 2009 IPL. (more...)
Korea approves visit by sanctioned N. Korean official Korea approves visit by sanctioned N. Korean official
- February 23, 2018

North Korea previous year conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test despite UN Security Council resolutions. It defends the weapons programs as essential to deter USA aggression. Months of tension were marked by Mr Trump and Mr Kim exchanging insults, fuelling fears of war, until this month when the relationship between North Korea and US ally South Korea showed signs of thawing. (more...)
IL battles No. 9 Purdue close in 93-86 loss IL battles No. 9 Purdue close in 93-86 loss
- February 23, 2018

Leron Black led the Illini (13-17, 3-14) with 28 points. Trent Frazier, who was held scoreless in the first half, exploded for 20 points in the second half, and at times, made shots to keep the Illini in the game. IL briefly took a second-half lead against No. 9 Purdue on Thursday before falling 93-86 in the final home game of the season. The Illini (13-17, 3-14) stayed within striking distance the rest of the game, but Purdue's size and Edwards' scoring eventually took over. (more...)
U.S. president backs U.S. president backs "arming teachers" in schools
- February 23, 2018

Pinellas County superintendent Mike Grego called the proposal "worrisome", noting it would open the door for someone to carry a firearm without a "tremendous amount of training". However, one of the nation's largest teacher's unions, the American Federation of Teachers, strongly disagrees with that idea. They spoke against the idea again after Trumps comments. (more...)
TESARO (TSRO) Lifted to "Outperform" at Evercore ISI
- February 23, 2018

The stock increased 1.61% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $63.3. 809,600 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,166,291. Prelude Capital Lc holds 0% or 95 shares. Advisory Svcs Limited invested in 14 shares. Sectoral Asset Mngmt holds 149,799 shares or 2.49% of its portfolio. (more...)
Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution
- February 23, 2018

President Bashar al-Assad's veto-wielding ally Russian Federation says a ceasefire would be hard to achieve. That contradicted an assertion by one of the largest rebel groups in eastern Ghouta, which told the AP that Russian Federation refused to allow al-Qaida fighters to leave in November, and accused Moscow of wanting to keep the fighters there as a pretext for a comprehensive military campaign. (more...)
Vice president wants USA businesses trailblazing into space Vice president wants USA businesses trailblazing into space
- February 23, 2018

Not only did the rocket send Elon Musk's Roadster roaring toward Mars - Musk runs SpaceX as well as the electric auto company - two of its first-stage boosters landed back at Cape Canaveral for further recycling. This funding also helps to boost the creation of low-Earth orbit space flight meant for NASA's "commercial partnerships and innovative approaches, to achieve human and science exploration goals". (more...)
Gisin returns from crash to grab gold in Olympic combined Gisin returns from crash to grab gold in Olympic combined
- February 23, 2018

With 81 World Cup victories, Vonn needs just six more victories to break the all-time record of 86 held by retired Swede Ingemar Stenmark . Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongyang Winter Olympics The U.S. "She's so young and she approaches ski racing much different than pretty much anyone else. And she had a wonderful career - and she is still 'having, ' because it's not over". (more...)
Erdogan: 415 sq km now under control in Afrin operation Erdogan: 415 sq km now under control in Afrin operation
- February 23, 2018

In his speech, Erdoğan said 415 square kilometers (160 square miles) of territory was now under control and 1,873 terrorists had been neutralized. Codenamed Olive Branch, the goal of the operation is to strike a blow against the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara regards as an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which was branded as a terrorist organization by Turkey. (more...)
The Crown's Claire Foy confirms split from husband of four years The Crown's Claire Foy confirms split from husband of four years
- February 23, 2018

The Crown actress Claire, 33, and 38-year-old Stephen, star of The History Boys , first met while working together on the 2011 film Season of the Witch , and were married in 2014. "But they are wonderful parents, intelligent and both successful in their own right", the pal continued. The play was adapted into a film and saw Stephen star alongside James Corden. (more...)
How did North Korea fare with its last-minute Olympics bid? How did North Korea fare with its last-minute Olympics bid?
- February 23, 2018

The meeting will take place on Monday, February 27 at 10 a.m. South Korean officials are intent on not seeing a repeat of the tense standoff between Ms. The official said South Korea had informed the United States of the visit and they were in talks about Kim Yong Chol's entry into the South . Ivanka Trump, U.S. (more...)
Record-breaking temps continue, rain likely this weekend Record-breaking temps continue, rain likely this weekend
- February 23, 2018

Environment Canada is calling for a risk of freezing rain in York Region overnight February 23 with a risk of freezing rain early in the morning. Skies will remain with a few clouds hanging around tonight and overnight. These showers will mainly favor the eastern half of the viewing area because that's where most of the moisture will be. Highs will still manage to get into the upper 60s to lower 70s with a few t-storms possible. (more...)
Trump floats two-step plan for gun control: More guns, more control
- February 23, 2018

Preparations are underway February 16, 2018 for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. U.S. President Donald Trump met school safety experts to discuss preventing another massacre like the one February 14 at a high school in Florida with one of his more controversial ideas-arming some teachers with special training or military experience. (more...)
Trump just made a nonsensical analogy between school and bank security Trump just made a nonsensical analogy between school and bank security
- February 23, 2018

One day after an emotional session with survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Trump praised the National Rifle Association and insisted in a series of tweets that "highly trained" teachers and coaches should be allowed to carry weapons at schools. (more...)
RRB recruitment 2018: No hike in exam fee, says Piyush Goyal RRB recruitment 2018: No hike in exam fee, says Piyush Goyal
- February 23, 2018

Speaking at the launch of an application for railway vendors here, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday conceded that vacuum toilets could be an alternative to bio-toilets, which he said had issues of bad odour and clogging. Most of the candidates apply for the sake of applying and don't turn up at the halls to write the examinations. This step was taken after receiving complaints from candidates who argued that SSC exams fees are lesser than what railways is demanding. (more...)
Trump attacks his attorney general, Obama over Russian poll meddling probe Trump attacks his attorney general, Obama over Russian poll meddling probe
- February 23, 2018

The president's tweet Wednesday was just the latest instance in which he has sought to shift the focus from the Mueller investigation by claiming that Barack Obama and his administration failed to respond adequately to Russian meddling. The Obama administration did take some actions toward Russian Federation before the election, but its most significant retaliatory measure came after Trump's victory. (more...)
Britain sees drop in net migration from the European Union
- February 23, 2018

After a good eight hours of back and forth, senior sources said that "divergence has won". "But it will be on a voluntary basis, we will as a sovereign power have the right to choose to diverge and what we won't be doing is accepting changes in rules because the European Union unilaterally chooses to make those changes". (more...)
TAPI project to cater to Pakistan's growing energy needs: PM TAPI project to cater to Pakistan's growing energy needs: PM
- February 23, 2018

Work on the Afghanistan section of the key Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project, that will feed natural gas to the three countries from Turkmenistan, will kick off in Herat on Friday. Berdymukhamedov was in the western Afghan city of Herat together with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and India's Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. (more...)

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