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Ice dancing, women's hockey semifinals on tap at Olympics Ice dancing, women's hockey semifinals on tap at Olympics
- February 21, 2018

The Norwegian fans had more reason to cheer to Monday, with Havard Lorentzen producing an olympic record time of 34.41 seconds to win 500m gold in the speed skating ahead of home favourite Min Kyu Cha by the finest of margins. Add in the lackluster performance of the USA hockey team - which lost 4-0 to Russian Federation on Saturday - and the absence of any medals in (non-short track) speed skating and there's not a lot to cheer about. (more...)
Driver of van slated to join Trump motorcade detained for having gun Driver of van slated to join Trump motorcade detained for having gun
- February 21, 2018

The unnamed van driver, who wasn't a White House employee, told reporters he forgot to leave the gun in his personal vehicle before heading to Mar-a-Lago. A pool of reporters travels as part of the president´s motorcade in Washington and when he travels domestically or overseas. The agency stated that "security measures worked" and that "at no time was any Secret Service protectee in danger or impacted". (more...)
Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year
- February 21, 2018

The NRA has convinced its members - and the many members of Congress the organization donates to - that allowing any sort of movement toward more gun control is an inevitable step to someone from the government coming along to collect your guns. (more...)
Claiming innocence, Imran challenges Zainab murder case conviction Claiming innocence, Imran challenges Zainab murder case conviction
- February 21, 2018

He asked the court to set aside the ATC's verdict. According to details, Imran Ali stated in his appeal petition filed at the Lahore High Court that the death sentence handed out to him by the anti-terrorism court should be declared null and void. (more...)
WCIT 2018: India best placed to leverage technology, says PM Modi
- February 21, 2018

To ensure digital literacy, the government has initiated the Pradhan Mantri Rural Digital Literacy Mission to make 60 million adults digitally literate in rural India, and 10 million people have already been trained under the scheme, he said . (more...)
Florida House votes down assault weapon ban Florida House votes down assault weapon ban
- February 21, 2018

The request was made in the wake of the Parkland school shooting that claimed 17 lives. Though it has been referred to three subcommittee or committee stops, it has not received a hearing in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, where it must first be considered. (more...)
CM Manik Sarkar, BJP state president cast their vote CM Manik Sarkar, BJP state president cast their vote
- February 21, 2018

One more MLA of the party joined the BJP recently while another one lost his seat to CPI (M) in a by-poll. Balloting will take place in 59 of the 60 assembly constituencies. In India's 65-year-old electoral history, the CPI-M has never before come in direct confrontation with the BJP. The poll panel, on the request of the state government, has also deployed more than 30,000 additional central para-military forces. (more...)
Supreme Court halts all criminal proceedings against Priya Prakash Varrier Supreme Court halts all criminal proceedings against Priya Prakash Varrier
- February 21, 2018

Once the complaint was filed , Falaknuma Police Station, Hyderabad, then filed a case under IPC Section 295 (Deliberate and malicious acts, meant to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) against director, Omar Lulu and actress Priya. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif vows revenge in 2018 election Nawaz Sharif vows revenge in 2018 election
- February 21, 2018

She elaborated that the victory of the ruling party was because of her efforts as the deposed Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, did not even visit the NA-154 constituency to run the election campaign. "But I want to tell them that I am not afraid of them and I will face their every conspiracy", Sharif said. He told the crowd that he had not seen such a large gathering in the history of Sheikhupura and thanked them for according a disqualified prime minister such a warm welcome, asking whether ... (more...)
FATF meets today to discuss proposal to put Pakistan on grey-list FATF meets today to discuss proposal to put Pakistan on grey-list
- February 21, 2018

Pakistan has sent adviser to prime minister on finance Dr Miftah Ismail to attend the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting at a time when the activities of Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) have created problems for the Pakistan government, The Express Tribune quoted finance ministry officials as saying. (more...)
JROTC cadets killed in Florida shooting are given Medal of Heroism JROTC cadets killed in Florida shooting are given Medal of Heroism
- February 21, 2018

He was wearing his ROTC uniform when he was killed, and his family requested him to be buried in the uniform. The family of 13-year-old Duque will receive the medal on Saturday during his funeral services. "Marine Veteran here. If there family sees this I want them to know I would have been honored to serve with this fearless young man!" The Florida Guard members "will be attending funeral services and paying respect to these JROTC members, their families and loved ones", Governor Scott said. (more...)
President Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks President Trump directs Justice Department to ban gun modifications like bump stocks
- February 21, 2018

The device then was used by a shooter who killed 58 people at an outdoor country music festival. "I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, (Attorney General) Jeff (Sessions ), very soon". The bill penalizes federal agencies that fail to properly report relevant records and provides incentives to states to improve their overall reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. (more...)
WVU Takes Out Its Frustrations On Baylor WVU Takes Out Its Frustrations On Baylor
- February 21, 2018

But just because West Virginia's offense has been explosive in recent weeks doesn't mean it can cover as a slight favorite, especially on the road. "I don't know why we just can't keep the pedal down the whole time", noted Huggins, "There were a lot of stoppages in play which doesn't help anything". (more...)
West Virginia superintendent says teacher walkout unlawful | Lexington Herald Leader West Virginia superintendent says teacher walkout unlawful | Lexington Herald Leader
- February 21, 2018

The bill was immediately being taken up on the Senate floor. The Senate originally passed a version that called for a 1 percent increase each year for five years. "This isn't something that will actually pull us out of 48th in the country". "Yeah, it's unfortunate that it's come to this, because definitely we have a pathway forward to be able to give them increases and also to fix PEIA, not just freeze it", State Sen. (more...)
GST to be raised from 7% to 9% 'sometime' in 2021 GST to be raised from 7% to 9% 'sometime' in 2021
- February 21, 2018

This came as somewhat of a surprise as government officials recently had pointed to online shopping as an area that needed to be assessed for its possible inclusion in the local tax regime. Lee's ruling People's Action Party (PAP), in power since 1959, must call elections soon after January 2021. Lower- and middle-income households will receive more support. (more...)
Revised TPP agreement to be released Revised TPP agreement to be released
- February 21, 2018

On Tuesday, she confirmed the wording looked set to finally be made public, along with a report explaining its effects on New Zealand. The CPTPP will be signed in Santiago, Chile, on 8 March. They also fear that the suspended provisions could be revived if America decides to rejoin the TPP, which would result in a loss of sovereignty. The Labour Party attempted to renegotiate some of its more controversial elements in November. (more...)
Kvitova takes Qatar title and heads back into top 10 Kvitova takes Qatar title and heads back into top 10
- February 21, 2018

I couldn't wish for more. "It's a very special feeling to be back", said the world number 21. I think that it feels much better right now because top 10 is the number. Muguruza took a medical timeout, receiving treatment on her left knee, but Kvitova held strong, taking the championship match 3-6 6-3 6-4. She then served out the set in the first opportunity. (more...)
Ireland condemns Kate Hoey's 'reckless' Good Friday agreement remarks Ireland condemns Kate Hoey's 'reckless' Good Friday agreement remarks
- February 21, 2018

Simon Coveney warned they could undermine the foundations of Northern Ireland's "fragile" peace process. Mr Coveney's tweet was directed at Labour MP Kate Hoey and Conservative MPs Daniel Hannan and Owen Paterson after they raised questions over the future of the 20-year-old accord. (more...)
English teaching in China suggested for Philippine workers after Kuwait ban English teaching in China suggested for Philippine workers after Kuwait ban
- February 21, 2018

An estimated 250,000 Filipinos are working in Kuwait, 75 percent of whom are household service workers. "The explanation of Ms Concepcion is that there are too many work". Cacdac reiterated OWWA's support for the family of Joanna and extended their condolences to the family she had left behind. Joanna's employers, a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife, disappeared in 2016. (more...)
People to take revenge of my disqualification in 2018 polls: Nawaz People to take revenge of my disqualification in 2018 polls: Nawaz
- February 21, 2018

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif told supporters at the rally in Lodhran that decisions are made by voter's thumbs not the umpires finger. The former MNA of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Ayesha Gulalai is making rounds on news channels again for her startling revelations against the ruling party. (more...)

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