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Raila heads to Zimbabwe for Morgan Tsvangirai's funeral Raila heads to Zimbabwe for Morgan Tsvangirai's funeral
- February 21, 2018

Zimbabwe's president visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions. The MDC-T leader was also present when Odinga was named ODM presidential elections flag-bearer in December 2012. Some party officials have started talking about a special congress after Tsvangirai's burial to resolve the leadership issue, which could weaken the party further. (more...)
Island winemakers say Alberta's wine ban could be disastrous for them Island winemakers say Alberta's wine ban could be disastrous for them
- February 21, 2018

Notley said that would cost Alberta $1.5 billion per year. The spat has led to Alberta forming a task force to find new ways to strike back at B.C., while British Columbia has proclaimed April as B.C. The top markets for B.C. wine in 2016 were China (54%), Taiwan (23%) and the United States (11%). Horgan does not believe that the B.C. government is doing anything wrong by consulting with the public on pipelines cutting through the province. (more...)
Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week
- February 21, 2018

EMA and the NWS will focus on specific types of severe weather each day of the week on social media and websites. Monday, Feb. 19: Severe thunderstorms and watches/warnings. Warnings are issued when severe weather is occurring. There are numerous ways to receive weather alerts from your cellphones to weather radios and mass notification systems. (more...)
Anguish and Activism: Listen To The Students of Stoneman Douglas High Anguish and Activism: Listen To The Students of Stoneman Douglas High
- February 21, 2018

On Monday, students at American Heritage High School held a similar protest. Now in the USA - the world's highest rate of armament of the population with 89 guns per 100 people. Gonzalez also said politicians who are funded by the National Rifle Association won't be allowed to stay in office when midterms elections come later this year. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn threatens legal action against Conservative MP Jeremy Corbyn threatens legal action against Conservative MP
- February 20, 2018

Sarkocy has claimed he recruited Corbyn as an intelligence asset and that Corbyn and other Labour MPs were paid £10,000 by the Czechoslovak secret service (StB) for their work. Publishing these ridiculous smears that have been refuted by Czech officials shows just how anxious the media bosses are by the prospect of a Labour government. (more...)
Oxfam claims are tip of the iceberg, warns Christian former Haiti worker Oxfam claims are tip of the iceberg, warns Christian former Haiti worker
- February 21, 2018

The scandal began last week after media reported how Oxfam had covered up the use of prostitutes by senior staff after the 2010 Haiti quake. Hours later, the scandal appeared to deepen as the aid agency's former head of safeguarding Helen Evans said she was told of three examples of sexual misconduct in the space of 24 hours during her time in the post. (more...)
Cape Town's 'day zero' pushed back even further to July Cape Town's 'day zero' pushed back even further to July
- February 21, 2018

The pushing back of the date was largely due to a lower drop in water levels in the city's supply dams, as well as a reduction in average daily collective consumption to 523 million litres. "The only way we can stretch our water supplies is to adhere to the 50 litres per person per day water allocation". Because of the testing nature of the sport, efforts to reduce the consumption of bottled water throughout the tournament week have been made, which include trucking in 700 cases of bottled ... (more...)
European Union court adviser backs Commission in forest dispute with Poland European Union court adviser backs Commission in forest dispute with Poland
- February 21, 2018

The dispute over Bialowieza forest is part of a greater clash between the European Union executive and the EU's biggest eastern member, whose ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is accused of undermining democracy. Today's decision is a non-binding legal opinion ahead of a final European Court of Justice ruling. The European Commission said on Tuesday it was "taking note" of the ECJ opinion on Bialowieza but would wait for the final ruling before making any further comments. (more...)
Pennsylvania court releases new voting map Pennsylvania court releases new voting map
- February 21, 2018

They could argue that under the Voting Rights Act the new map is unfair to minority candidates, particularly in the Philadelphia area - an argument that Mr. University of Florida gerrymandering expert Brian Amos used the 2016 election results to suggest that the court's plan would give Republicans an edge in 10 of the state's 18 districts . (more...)
Polish PM draws ire with claim of Jewish Holocaust 'perpetrators' Polish PM draws ire with claim of Jewish Holocaust 'perpetrators'
- February 21, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday lashed out at "outrageous" remarks by his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, who said the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish. Observers say the campaign, which also includes ads on YouTube, is a means for the ruling Law and Justice party to consolidate its power by rallying voters around the idea that Poland needs to be defended against a hostile outside world. (more...)
Olympics Ski Jumping Men's Team medal results, highlights and more
- February 20, 2018

Olsen's sled sits 12th after the first two runs of competition, the highest ranking among the three US teams. No, it came on Friday when - within 20 seconds of each other - Nathan Chen skated his way out of medal contention and Mikaela Shiffrin faltered in the slalom she had been expected to ski away with. (more...)
Petition seeks full honors military funeral for hero Florida JROTC student Petition seeks full honors military funeral for hero Florida JROTC student
- February 20, 2018

A White House petition demanding that Peter receive a full honors military burial had reached 60,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon. The petition notes Wang "was last seen in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety". (more...)
Gujarat civic polls: BJP ahead, Congress makes inroads in urban areas Gujarat civic polls: BJP ahead, Congress makes inroads in urban areas
- February 20, 2018

Voting for the 75 municipalities was held last Saturday and the results were declared on Monday. In 2013, the BJP had won 59 of the 79 municipalities. The counting of votes will continue till 5 PM today. BJP once again registered a thumping victory in the municipality of Vadnagar in Mehsena district - the home town of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . (more...)
Sylvester Stallone hits back at death hoax Sylvester Stallone hits back at death hoax
- February 20, 2018

Taking to his official social media accounts, the " Rocky " star debunked the false reports and assured his fans that he is fine. "Please ignore this stupidity ". Remarkably, it all seems to stem from a Facebook update posted on Sunday , subsequently shared over 1.7-million times. Stop the nonsense!" while another said: "DO NOT SPREAD RUMOR about Sylvester Stallone . (more...)
Bijepur by-polls: BJP meets ECI to discuss over BJD's malpractices Bijepur by-polls: BJP meets ECI to discuss over BJD's malpractices
- February 20, 2018

Congress candidate Pranaya Sahu had been campaigning in Bijepur accompanied by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan, senior leader Narasingha Mishra and former Union minister Srikant Jena. "Everyone, including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik knows the RSS background of Prasanna Acharya". The man was identified as Kartik Meher of Budhapalli area in Bargarh district, Inspector In-Charge of Barpali police station, Subrat Kumar Behera said. (more...)
Circling the drain on gun violence Circling the drain on gun violence
- February 20, 2018

It just looks like one". As emotional citizen caring leftists, why do they brazenly protest and decry on the highest alter of decency any sensible strategy to fund and erect a border wall to concretely reduce the flow of deadly drugs that are now ravaging our inner cities? Our children killed in school with an AR-15. (more...)
Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENBL) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.32
- February 20, 2018

The institutional investor held 281,050 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.94M, down from 300,160 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, July 14. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, June 20. (more...)
University strike puts final exams in danger University strike puts final exams in danger
- February 20, 2018

Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel said: "Hundreds of thousands of students at the University of Leeds and across the country are having their studies disrupted because universities plan to end the defined-benefit pension scheme for staff, and those staff, understandably, don't want that to happen". (more...)
Trump brands woman's claim of two-minute Trump Tower smooch fake news Trump brands woman's claim of two-minute Trump Tower smooch fake news
- February 20, 2018

Rachel Crooks , 35, is running for a seat in the OH legislature - mostly, she says, so she can have a platform to tell the story of a day when Trump mashed his face against hers without an invitation. . At the time, press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about it in the daily White House press briefing. "And this took place long before he was elected to be President". (more...)
Brexit puts food 'at heart of government', Gove claims Brexit puts food 'at heart of government', Gove claims
- February 20, 2018

Commenting, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Fishwick said it is "essential" that the UK's post-Brexit agriculture policy recognises animal health and welfare as public goods . Mr Raymond will say: " We must have frictionless trade with the EU ". To use a farming analogy, those three cornerstones outlined in our vision are three legs of a milking stool. (more...)

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