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LPSS supports student walkout in response to Parkland shooting LPSS supports student walkout in response to Parkland shooting
- March 02, 2018

These safety concerns, which were previously relayed to students late last month, prompted some members of the March For Our Lives Greenville committee to attend a February 27 school board meeting and request that the school district "plan a concrete plan regarding the walkouts, because they will be happening", said Avi Goldstein-Mittag, 20, the organizing committee's chair. (more...)
Coach snubs recruit over Colorado pot laws Coach snubs recruit over Colorado pot laws
- March 02, 2018

Texas Wesleyan University's president said Thursday the school has players from Colorado on its teams and said it does not discriminate based on geographic location or political ideology. Jeffcoat, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, was sacked for "his remarks as well as the NAIA violations under his watch", university president Fred Slabach told reporters Thursday. (more...)
Russian Federation reinstated as Olympic country Russian Federation reinstated as Olympic country
- March 02, 2018

But the IOC said Wednesday that all remaining test results were negative, clearing the path for Russia's return to the Olympic fold. The IOC confirmed the suspension had been lifted in a brief statement . So was bobsledder and "I don't do doping" t-shirt wearer Nadezhda Sergeeva. The doping scheme has now overshadowed no fewer than three Olympic Games. (more...)
Jolt to Bihar Congress, four MLCs join JD-U Jolt to Bihar Congress, four MLCs join JD-U
- March 02, 2018

Rashid reportedly accepted their request. Chowdhary and others were inducted into the JD-U during a meeting with Kumar at his residence in Patna on Thursday. At least 18 MLAs will have to come together to engineer a split in the Congress legislature party in the assembly without inviting disqualification as per anti-defection laws. (more...)
Health warning over rockmelon listeria outbreak Health warning over rockmelon listeria outbreak
- March 02, 2018

Listeria is particularly unsafe in the elderly, sick people, pregnant women and unborn children - in these groups, listeriosis (the sickness caused by listeria) can be life threatening. Listeria starts with flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and sometimes diarrhoea. NSW Health's communicable diseases director Dr Vicky Sheppeard said last week in a statement the disease is caused by eating food contaminated with a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, which ... (more...)
WH communications director Hope Hicks to resign WH communications director Hope Hicks to resign
- March 02, 2018

When now Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey was working at Politico , he and fellow reporter Alex Isenstadt were invited by Hicks to interview Trump in April for a feature on his first 100 days in office. (Reuters/Yuri Gripas) Hicks attends an official dinner thrown by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on November 6, 2017. She was the point person for many of Trump's interviews during the campaign. (more...)
Kevin Pietersen says 'No' to playing PSL 2018 matches in Pakistan Kevin Pietersen says 'No' to playing PSL 2018 matches in Pakistan
- March 02, 2018

Pakistan Television's Sports channel, PTV Sports will live telecast the match. With Prime TV as PSL's United Kingdom partner, their official website will be providing full match coverage, regular match highlights and interviews. Batting first Islamabad United scored 134 runs for seven wickets. Defending Champion Peshawar Zalmi will face Quetta Gladiators at 9:00 PM Pakistan Time. (more...)
Gun range billboard vandalized with "shoot a school kid" message
- March 02, 2018

A guerrilla art collective has hijacked a Las Vegas billboard advertising a gun range in protest over America's "obsession with gun culture". The sign also said, "Defend Lives Reform Laws". In addition, the group vandalized a billboard that was promoting a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. In 2012 it grabbed headlines with its Dying for Work stunt in which dummies were hung from a billboard to protest unemployment and Wall Street excess. (more...)
Senate Intel Committee Finds House Intel GOPers Leaked Warner Texts Senate Intel Committee Finds House Intel GOPers Leaked Warner Texts
- March 02, 2018

Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Despite Trump's assertion that the messages prove "Warner did not want a "paper trail" on a "private" meeting (in London) he requested with Steele of fraudulent Dossier fame", Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. (more...)
Finisar Corporation (FNSR) receives consensus rating of 2.10
- March 02, 2018

The stock of Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 28 by Northland Capital. (FNSR)'s stock declined 30.13%. Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. (more...)
New Atlanta transit bill passes House on crossover day, moves to Senate New Atlanta transit bill passes House on crossover day, moves to Senate
- March 02, 2018

Senators also approved related legislation , Senate Bill 460 , which would allow MARTA to contract with governments outside its current service area to provide transit services. Senate Bill 426, or the Broadband Infrastructure Leads to Development (BILD) Act, streamlines the permitting and deployment of a new wireless technology known as 5g - or small cell broadband - for private companies wishing to utilize public rights of way. (more...)
US leaders praise Rev. Billy Graham at US Capitol ceremony US leaders praise Rev. Billy Graham at US Capitol ceremony
- March 02, 2018

The one-time backwoods minister, who rose to become a spiritual advisor to several U.S. presidents and millions of Christian faithful via their television sets, died last week at age 99. It is an imposing environment. As President Trump left the Rotunda he took a moment to touch Graham's casket. The practice is similar to government or military officials lying in state, but is used for private citizens. (more...)
US Supreme Court puts off DACA decision - for now US Supreme Court puts off DACA decision - for now
- March 02, 2018

However, efforts to address the issue in Congress have hit an impasse. To be eligible for DACA young people had to have arrived in the U.S. before age 16 and have lived here since June of 2007. The Justice Department had sought to leap-frog the USA appeals courts in California and NY. Meanwhile, advocates on both sides of the issue continued to press Congress to deal with the issue legislatively. (more...)
US Auto Negotiator Is Said to Be Called Back From Nafta Talks US Auto Negotiator Is Said to Be Called Back From Nafta Talks
- March 02, 2018

Smith: With negotiations underway, Salmonsen says it is important to remember that NAFTA is paramount to the success of not only USA agriculture, but other industries and future trade partnerships. On average, 62 percent of US agricultural exports are delivered to China, NAFTA, CPTPP and South Korea. It reflects where shipments are consolidated, and not necessarily where a commodity is produced, but can illustrate the importance of China, NAFTA, CPTPP and South Korea on USA agricultural ... (more...)
Federal Judge Who Was Disparaged By Trump Greenlights Border Wall Project Federal Judge Who Was Disparaged By Trump Greenlights Border Wall Project
- March 02, 2018

In his 101-page ruling, the judge said his decision "cannot and does not consider whether the underlying decisions to construct the border barriers are politically wise or prudent". President George W. Bush's administration issued the previous five waivers, allowing the government to quickly extend barriers to about one-third of the border. (more...)
Tripura awaits election results as exit polls fail to give clear picture Tripura awaits election results as exit polls fail to give clear picture
- March 02, 2018

The AxisMyIndia poll predicts 44-50 seats for the BJP-IPFT with a vote share of 49% while others may get 0-3 seats with a vote share of 11%. The C-Voter exit poll, on the other hand, believes that it will be a close fight between the left and the BJP , where the former is excepted to win 26-34, while the latter and it's allies are excepted to rake up 24-32. (more...)
Egyptian prosecutors promise to take action on 'false news' Egyptian prosecutors promise to take action on 'false news'
- March 02, 2018

Ibrahim denied that she had ever been forcibly disappeared in the past, and contradicted her mother's testimony of enduring torture during her imprisonment. The announcement was released the day after the press office of the Egyptian government called for a boycott of the BBC , not granting interviews with its journalists, until the British public broadcaster withdraws a report on alleged systematic repression in Egypt. (more...)
England, Scotland will not face action over Six Nations pre-match scuffle England, Scotland will not face action over Six Nations pre-match scuffle
- March 02, 2018

England travel to France for their next clash on March 10 when Scotland visit Ireland . Following their defeat in Cardiff, there was doubt over whether Scotland could produce their best rugby in high-pressure matches, but they disproved that against England and must now put an end to a dismal away record in the competition which boasts just six wins since it was expanded in 2000. (more...)
Activities scheduled for Severe Weather Awareness Week Activities scheduled for Severe Weather Awareness Week
- March 02, 2018

Please note: sirens and alerts WILL sound even though there is NO tornado threat . "Each year we face the dangers of severe weather in many forms; from severe storms that create tornadoes and straight-line winds, to deadly lightning, flooding and severe winter storms". (more...)
Arab Quartet responds to Qatar's remarks at the UN Human Rights Council Arab Quartet responds to Qatar's remarks at the UN Human Rights Council
- March 02, 2018

In June 2017, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE severed diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, accusing the country of supporting terrorist organisations, which Doha has denied. "The four countries would like to confirm Qatar's role in supporting extremist and terrorist ideologies and spreading the message of hatred and incitement of violence through the media". (more...)

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