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Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019 Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019
- February 21, 2018

National Budget's generally focus on the expenditures and taxes a given government is planning. The budget surplus for FY2017 is estimated at SGD9.6 billion when previous projections indicated it would stand at SGD1.9 billion. Overseas suppliers with establishments in Singapore will also not be affected. Heng said the new carbon tax would encourage businesses to take measures to reduce emissions, making them more competitive as tighter limits are imposed by more countries when worldwide ... (more...)
Miranda Otto Joins Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series Miranda Otto Joins Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series
- February 21, 2018

The now untitled series was originally developed at the CW as a sister show to Riverdale before landing at Netflix with a 20 episode, two season order. With the additions of Otto and Davis as Aunts Zelda and Hilda , the main roles for the series are all now pretty much full. Otto recently wrapped a one-season run on Fox's 24 revival and counts Showtime's Homeland and Fox's Rake among her small-screen credits. (more...)
Senate Vote Will Send Sunday Sales to Governor Senate Vote Will Send Sunday Sales to Governor
- February 21, 2018

The committee's voice vote sent the measure to the full Senate, but Majority Leader Jim Denning indicated that a debate is not likely to occur soon. Once passed, carry-out sales of alcohol will be allowed in the state of in from noon to 8 p.m. (more...)
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa: Referees targeting me Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa: Referees targeting me
- February 21, 2018

While Bilbao are without a win since January 7 and remain 14th in the league. Athletic are now winless in six games and, after they failed to create a clear chance in the game, Atleti goalkeeper Jan Oblak recorded his 16th LaLiga clean sheet of the season, putting him top of the charts for Europe's top-five leagues. (more...)
PM Modi flags off Mysuru-Udaipur train
- February 21, 2018

On Monday, he is scheduled to inaugurate the Bahubali General Hospital near Shravanabelagola, Hassan district. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address his first election rally in Mysuru which is about 125km from Bengaluru. Raising BJP's political pitch in Karnataka, Modi, who previously referred to the Congress-led government as a "commission government", asked people if they wanted a "Commission-driven government or a mission-driven government". (more...)
Heavy rainfall could cause flooding Heavy rainfall could cause flooding
- February 21, 2018

Ponding water also caused several accidents early Tuesday on Interstate 57 near Matteson, where several cars hydroplaned in the standing water. A wide swath of Arkansas faces a marginal risk for severe weather Tuesday ahead of expected heavy rain and potential flooding statewide through the weekend. (more...)
Australia's deputy PM Barnaby Joyce loses support of state branch over affair Australia's deputy PM Barnaby Joyce loses support of state branch over affair
- February 21, 2018

The Deputy Prime Minister's firm stance come as News Corp reports his wife Natalie wants him to keep his job, despite the pain he has caused her and their daughters. Joyce, the National Party's federal leader, has refused to resign since media said this month that he was expecting a child with his former staff member. (more...)
Battlefield 1's Apocalypse expansion is live now for Premium members Battlefield 1's Apocalypse expansion is live now for Premium members
- February 21, 2018

Even if you only own the base game, you'll still need to download the new update in order to play online. Furthermore, the Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC features a new game mode (air assault mode) in which planes collide in a fury of dogfights that could include a climactic face-off with Airships. (more...)
Pakistani delegation reaches Paris to plead case in FATF meeting Pakistani delegation reaches Paris to plead case in FATF meeting
- February 21, 2018

Reuters news agency quoted Miftah Ismail, Pakistan's de facto finance minister, as saying: "We are quite hopeful that even if the United States did not withdraw the nomination, we will prevail.€". Pakistan's worldwide credit rating could suffer a setback as a result of being placed on the list, as several global financial institutions are influenced by the FATF, which includes around 700 members in total, including the United Nations, European Commission, worldwide Monetary Fund and World ... (more...)
7 victims remain hospitalized after Florida school shooting 7 victims remain hospitalized after Florida school shooting
- February 21, 2018

Wednesday's massacre raised concerns about potential failure in school security and sparks ongoing US debates on gun control. Law enforcement officials have stated that they have yet to find any connections between suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz and white supremacist group Republic of Florida, according to the Tallahassee Democrat . (more...)
US Continues Sailing South China Sea Despite Warnings US Continues Sailing South China Sea Despite Warnings
- February 21, 2018

The U.S. will face the challenges of revisionist powers China and Russian Federation by maintaining its overwhelming military superiority, the Trump administration declared in its national security strategy this past December. He compared the two powers to elephants fighting and trampling on the grass and said: "What we don't want is for us to be the grass". It will mark the first time a USA aircraft carrier has visited the country since the end of the Vietnam War. (more...)
Focus of our budget is on outcome: PM Modi Focus of our budget is on outcome: PM Modi
- February 21, 2018

Chief Minister of Maharastra, Devendra Fadnavis , said that the summit is a convergence of ideas of business leaders, political leaders and thought leaders. Making special mention of the Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor, the Prime Minister said, the 700 kilometre super communication expressway and an adjacent smart city have the potential to create about 20 lakh new jobs and lead to huge growth in agriculture and agro-based development. (more...)
North Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks, Report Says
- February 21, 2018

Most of the global cyberattacks previously tied to North Korea have been attributed to a group known as Lazarus. FireEye's first APT was identified in a 2013 report by company division Mandiant, which said that hackers penetrating U.S. The group has been active since at least 2012 and has targeted many countries in Asia and the Middle East. In these countries, North Korean state hackers are looking to infiltrate industry verticals such as electronics, manufacturing, healthcare, ... (more...)
Family that took in Florida shooting suspect says they are Family that took in Florida shooting suspect says they are "baffled"
- February 21, 2018

The couple knew the teen had guns, including an AR-15 and two rifles, and told him he'd have to lock them up, the Sentinel said. The crowd chanted: "Vote them out!" and held signs calling for action. Cruz was allegedly abusive toward her before they broke up. "Because of these (current) gun laws, people that I know, people that I love, have died", Delaney Tarr, a senior at the school, told the rally. (more...)
Hosmer finalizes eight-year deal with San Diego Padres Hosmer finalizes eight-year deal with San Diego Padres
- February 21, 2018

The San Diego Padres signed first baseman Eric Hosmer to a eight-year deal worth $144 million which is the biggest contract given in Padres history, according to multiple reports. "And like I told him, "I'll wear it with pride each and every day" and it's something that myself and the core guys with Kansas City want to continue to make sure that Yordano's legacy is lived out". (more...)
Spell out stand on MPs' salaries, allowances: Supreme Court to Centre
- February 21, 2018

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Centre the "last opportunity" to clarify its stand on whether it wants to set up a panel to decide salaries and allowances of MPs, IANS reported. "But I request a week's indulgence to take a final stand". Mr. Sinha sought a week to file a detailed response. "You (ECI) can assist us", the bench said, adding, "we thought the ECI will play a constructive role". (more...)
I'm Muslim, want to remain as Jahan's wife, Hadiya tells SC I'm Muslim, want to remain as Jahan's wife, Hadiya tells SC
- February 21, 2018

Hadiya in an affidavit filed the affidavit through Advocate Sayid Marzook Bafaki at the Apex Court stated that she embraced Islam and married to Shafin Jahan on her own will. She had repeatedly petitioned the apex court earlier for being allowed to live with her husband after the Kerala high court annulled their marriage in May previous year, terming it an instance of "love jihad". (more...)
Pennsylvania GOP slams election-map 'power grab' as 'judicial activism,' will challenge Pennsylvania GOP slams election-map 'power grab' as 'judicial activism,' will challenge
- February 21, 2018

President Trump waded into the myriad legal battles over how state legislatures draw lines for congressional districts Tuesday, urging Pennsylvania Republicans to go to the Supreme Court if necessary to fight a state court-ordered map that he says favors Democrats. (more...)
Trump slams FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip Trump slams FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip
- February 21, 2018

The FBI did admit on Friday that it failed to investigate a warning that Cruz possessed a gun and the desire to kill. FBI Director Christopher Wray said that they are "still investigating the facts". New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is looking at his Republican counterparts who continue to side with the NRA. The information should have been "assessed as a potential threat to life," the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, and forwarded to the agents in the Miami field office ... (more...)
Maia and Alex Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dance at Winter Olympics Maia and Alex Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dance at Winter Olympics
- February 21, 2018

Maia and Alex Shibutani rose to win a bronze medal in ice dance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Tuesday, turning in an artful routine named "Paradise". This is their first Olympics. That's more than any other competitor, in singles or pairs. Often, less than a point separates their scores . Nao Kodaira of Japan competes during the Ladies' 500m Individual Speed Skating Final on day nine of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Oval on February 18, 2018 in ... (more...)

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