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Alpine combined: Vonn-Shiffrin, trajectories cross Alpine combined: Vonn-Shiffrin, trajectories cross
- February 21, 2018

After the race Vonn, 33, confirmed that it would be her last Olympic downhill and said: "I gave it all today, skied a great race". "Just having the chemistry build and continue to build, it feels really good". He won silver in the individual sprint event in Pyeongchang, but is looking to win his first Olympic gold. The bookmakers agree and the World Cup standings , where Goggia narrowly leads from Vonn, also suggests a duel between the pair. (more...)
ICE operation nets 212 arrests in Los Angeles area ICE operation nets 212 arrests in Los Angeles area
- February 21, 2018

The ICE said that the operation that lasted for five days in the Los Angeles metropolitan was in a bid to target people who pose a threat to border security, public safety, and national security. Businesses were ordered to pay $97.6million in judicial forfeiture, fines and restitution and $7.8million in civil fines , including one company whose financial penalties totalling $95million represented the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case. (more...)
Syria attack: 250 civilians killed in 48 hours Syria attack: 250 civilians killed in 48 hours
- February 21, 2018

Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta have been subjected to airstrikes, shelling and bombardment, the statement said. More than 100 were killed and another 1,200 people were wounded by the Syrian regime shelling and air strikes on Monday on the besieged Damascus suburb, the rebel-held town of Hamouria, the CNN said. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean Federal Bureau of Investigation charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean
- February 21, 2018

The FBI Tuesday said Bennett, 41, was taken into custody at the federal courthouse in Miami on federal charges "for his alleged involvement in the murder of Isabella Hellman". He loaded items including a tea set and a jar of peanut butter... "When asked if he attempted to locate Hellman in the water near the vessel, Bennett also stated he did not", the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit said. (more...)
Huskers get back on track with win over Indiana Huskers get back on track with win over Indiana
- February 21, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - James Palmer scored 15 points Tuesday night as Nebraska beat IN 66-57, allowing the Huskers the resume their NCAA Tournament pursuit. The Hoosiers will have one more opportunity for a marquee Big Ten win in the regular season, as they close out the conference schedule with an Assembly Hall matchup against No. (more...)
WA Nationals call on Barnaby Joyce to step down WA Nationals call on Barnaby Joyce to step down
- February 21, 2018

The latest Newspoll has seen the Coalition lose the gains it made over the past two months after a period of intense focus on deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce . "He is a partner in government, he's a minister in my government, he's the deputy prime minister, he's the leader of the Nationals". Just 23 per cent said he should stay in his job. (more...)
Crook accidentally smashes partner in face with a brick Crook accidentally smashes partner in face with a brick
- February 21, 2018

The crook had to flee with an unconscious partner in crime. A video, which has gone viral online, shows burglars wearing hoodies and trying to break in an area using objects that look like bricks. Police in China released the comic footage, with viewers quick to label the pair "the dumbest criminals in the world". The accomplice then made a decision to try but ended up throwing it at the head of the first robber, knocking them unconscious. (more...)
India Bank Hack 'Similar' To USD 81 Million Bangladesh Central Bank Heist India Bank Hack 'Similar' To USD 81 Million Bangladesh Central Bank Heist
- February 21, 2018

The comments come after the small private lender on Saturday had disclosed it had discovered the three "fraudulent remittances", which were sent via correspondent banks to accounts in Dubai, Turkey and China. The bank had been able block only one of the transfers worth $500,000, while attempts were under way to retrieve the rest, Kamakodi said. "It was basically cyber hacking". (more...)
Nigeria's Ruling All Progressive Congress Suspends Gov. El-Rufai Of Kaduna State Nigeria's Ruling All Progressive Congress Suspends Gov. El-Rufai Of Kaduna State
- February 21, 2018

It is no secret that since El-Rufai became governor, he has plunged the state into one crisis or another in his bid to become the emperor of Kaduna politics. In a swift reaction, the governor said that he would not be swayed by "drowning antics", adding that no one would accept the "attention-seeking gambits of desperate politicians who have steadily been demystified". (more...)
Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)
- February 21, 2018

Leisure Capital Management who had been investing in Wells Fargo Co New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $295.21 billion market cap company. The rating was maintained by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Tuesday, September 29 with "Buy". As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. (more...)
In Pennsylvania, new court-drawn voting map could shift advantage to Democrats In Pennsylvania, new court-drawn voting map could shift advantage to Democrats
- February 21, 2018

And Republicans are taking issue with the person whom justices consulted in coming up with their map. But Yudichak said the new map is an improvement. Republicans have won 13 of Pennsylvania's 18 seats in three elections under the invalidated map, although Democrats hold a statewide registration edge and most statewide offices. (more...)
'Devil incarnate' paedophile Barry Bennell jailed for 30 years 'Devil incarnate' paedophile Barry Bennell jailed for 30 years
- February 21, 2018

Some members of the public began to applaud as he was sent down, but they were stopped by the judge. "Each has suffered and now, more than 30 to 35 years after you ruined these boys', now mens' lives, continues to suffer", said Judge Goldstone. (more...)
President to meet with students following massacre President to meet with students following massacre
- February 21, 2018

A majority of those shot were brought to Broward Health North Hospital in Pompano Beach. "We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the hard issue of mental health", Trump wrote in an Instagram post alongside the picture. (more...)
Florida students stage walk out, march toward site of deadly mass shooting Florida students stage walk out, march toward site of deadly mass shooting
- February 21, 2018

Students across the country say they are planning to walk out of schools in protest in the aftermath of the shooting this week in South Florida . "I truly, truly believe that lives were saved due to those protocols", Thompson said . Some Douglas students said they might not return to school until their demands are addressed. We're children. You guys are, like, the adults. A student walkout is planned for Green Hope High School in Cary on February 28, according to a Twitter post from the ... (more...)
Don't let the big Russian lies divide us even more Don't let the big Russian lies divide us even more
- February 21, 2018

Any responsible president would have reacted strongly to an indictment alleging foreign interference in a USA election. Although Trump's upset victory came as a shock to most, even Democrats admit that their nominee, Hillary Clinton, ran a dismal campaign, ignoring or miscalculating in several Midwestern states that turned out to be the difference in Trump's Electoral College win. (more...)
Norway's Havard Lorentzen takes men's 500-meter gold; Daichi Yamanaka finishes fifth Norway's Havard Lorentzen takes men's 500-meter gold; Daichi Yamanaka finishes fifth
- February 21, 2018

Norway rank second all-time in the 500m with 14 medals, but had not won a medal in 50 years prior to Lorentzen. His time of 34.41 seconds was just 0.01 seconds faster than South Korea's Cha Min-kyu, who claimed the silver medal in front of an enthusiastic home crowd at the Gangneung Oval. (more...)
Confirmed line-ups for Blues v Barcelona at Stamford Bridge Confirmed line-ups for Blues v Barcelona at Stamford Bridge
- February 21, 2018

A careless pass by Andreas Christensen across the face of his own penalty area gifted Barcelona their chance, with Iniesta beating Cesar Azpilicueta to the loose ball on the edge of the 18-yard box before squaring to Messi. "If I want to reach that level, I need to do a great game tomorrow". "I'm very pleased with his performance". Willian played really well against Hull [City in the FA Cup] and in the last three games we have scored eight times - seven with Willian , Pedro and Hazard. (more...)
Majority blames Congress, Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings Majority blames Congress, Trump for not doing more to prevent mass shootings
- February 21, 2018

Congress fares worse than Trump, however, and 77% of respondents told a Washington Post-ABC survey that they strongly or somewhat agree with the idea that legislators need to do something. The Parkland shooting, which left 15 students and two teachers dead, occurred on February 14. In the Northeast, support for a ban reached 66 percent, versus the mid-40s elsewhere in the United States. (more...)
Six suspects arrested in £1.2bn Indian bank fraud case Six suspects arrested in £1.2bn Indian bank fraud case
- February 21, 2018

At this stage, Fitch does not view this event to have an impact on PNB's Support Rating Floor (BBB-) due to the bank's high systemic importance as the second-largest state-owned bank. In case of default, the bank issuing the LoU has to pay the liability to credit giving bank along with accruing interest. It said "likely financial impact of the fraudulent transactions is the key driver for the review for downgrade". (more...)
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...)

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