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National Basketball Association pocket book: 76ers signal veteran Belinelli

National Basketball Association pocket book: 76ers signal veteran Belinelli McConnell's triple-double was historic - there's no getting around that. Despite the struggles of the Hawks over the first part of the season, the Italian managed to average 11.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2 assists per game (pg), allowing him to still be an attraction for high-profile teams across the league. [Full Article...]

Maharashtra government seeks Rs 200 crore for hailstorm affected farmers

Maharashtra government seeks Rs 200 crore for hailstorm affected farmers Vidarbha and Marathwada region witnessed heavy hailstorm activity and unseasonal rains on February 11 and 12. Agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar said according to the preliminary survey reports, agriculture produce in more than 190,000 hectares was damaged or destroyed, hitting around 1,800 villages in at least 11 districts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and surrounding areas. [Full Article...]

BC Liberals celebrate easy win in Kelowna West by-election

BC Liberals celebrate easy win in Kelowna West by-election Stewart won 7,692 votes - 56.46% of the vote. Only about half as many people voted in Wednesday's byelection than in the 2017 general election - 13,624, compared to 26,661. Now the Liberals and NDP each have 41 voting seats. Clark had won that riding - considered one of the safest Liberal seats in B.C. - thanks to Stewart, who resigned as MLA in 2013 in order to allow Clark, who had become a p... [Full Article...]

Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Spur Pipeline Projects

Trump Infrastructure Plan Would Spur Pipeline Projects Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. In remarks at the White House, Trump cited 'the critical need to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure and said his proposal would 'spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure investment in American history. [Full Article...]

Starfire Investment Advisers Inc. Invests $262000 in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)

Starfire Investment Advisers Inc. Invests $262000 in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Rennova Health, Inc., belongs to Technology sector and Healthcare Information Services industry. (NYSE:ROP) on Friday, August 7 to "Sell" rating. Van Strum & Towne reported 133,302 shares. As the P/E goes up, it shows that current investor sentiment is that the company is worth more. It fall, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. [Full Article...]

Fannie Mae needs taxpayer money again after $6.5 billion loss

Fannie Mae needs taxpayer money again after $6.5 billion loss The tax law enacted in December reduced the corporate tax rate and forced Fannie Mae to take on a one-time accounting charge that needs to be offset with the requested money, The Wall Street Journal reported. The loss is primarily a result of the tax reform bill passed in December: Tax credits Fannie Mae held on its balance sheet became worth less as a result of the adjustment in their value under... [Full Article...]

Grassley, Ernst sponsor immigration bill supported by Trump

Grassley, Ernst sponsor immigration bill supported by Trump A bipartisan group of senators assembled an immigration Bill that could be voted on as early as Thursday. Trump's refusal to consider other bills, at least in advance of something passing, could be a death knell for anything the Senate passes if he does not encourage the House to take it up. [Full Article...]

Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch

Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch The school van driver embraced martyrdom in the incident. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Major General Asif Ghafoor reiterated that such attacks were a violation of the Geneva Convention and a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement. [Full Article...]

UK, Irish governments set for talks with Sinn Fein

UK, Irish governments set for talks with Sinn Fein Special Envoy to the Northern Ireland peace and political process. "In our view, there is no current prospect of these discussions leading to an executive being formed". But it has to be in a form that is seen to be fair to the different culture and traditions in Northern Ireland . It has been suggested the DUP even advised Mrs May not to visit Belfast on Monday, ahead of her trip . [Full Article...]

Sessions Lashes Out at GOP Senator Over Marijuana Policy Dispute

Sessions Lashes Out at GOP Senator Over Marijuana Policy Dispute It's just getting to be frustrating, I've gotta tell you. In December 2017, the city sued Sessions after the Department of Justice withheld over $1.5 million in federal grant money due to Philadelphia's noncompliance with federal immigration policies. [Full Article...]

Kenyan court declares deportation of opposition member to Canada illegal

Kenyan court declares deportation of opposition member to Canada illegal The judge ordered Boinnet and Kinoti to make a written undertaking within seven days pledging to comply and give effect to court orders so as to purge their contempt. The ruling party on the other hand has accused the country's judiciary of "poor leadership, bias, impunity and double standards". Kibicho argues that in as much as the government respects the court's decision, the government still ... [Full Article...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over charity's sex scandal

Archbishop Desmond Tutu resigns as Oxfam ambassador over charity's sex scandal In the letter, Allan tells NGOs they must give fresh assurances over reports of "serious misconduct and sexual abuse" in the sector. MSF is one of the world's largest non-governmental organisations, with 40,000 staff across the globe. The staff were based in the country's capital Port-au-Prince in 2010 after a huge natural disaster which killed 220,000 people and left a further 1.5m homeless. [Full Article...]

Lebanese Gov't to Reject US Proposal on Israel

Lebanese Gov't to Reject US Proposal on Israel Under Lebanon's constitution, the president must be a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim, and the speaker of parliament a Shia Muslim. Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield, as a preview of the issues that Tillerson will discuss. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who is now on a five-nation tour of the region, arrived in Beirut on Thursday for t... [Full Article...]

Feds propose to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-like' program

Feds propose to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-like' program The President's newly proposed budget has changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , ( SNAP ) that would affect millions of people . Three Square packs food boxes every day; it's part of the 36 million meals the organization provides to the community over the course of a year. [Full Article...]

Pakistan will pay for this misadventure

Pakistan will pay for this misadventure Three terrorists have been eliminated. " Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end the bloodshed". Indian officials blamed Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based armed group, for the Jammu attack, but Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement the "Indian allegations are premature and inopportune". [Full Article...]

Turkey looks to ease Aegean tensions

Turkey looks to ease Aegean tensions Yildirim's remarks came a day after he and Tsipras spoke over the phone on latest incident and recent developments in the Aegean Sea. Although this is the second such incident on this month, which it blamed on "dangerous maneuvers" by the Turkish boat but nobody was hurt according to the Greek navy, not to mention that the Greek boat got damaged. [Full Article...]

Eddie Jones accuses World Rugby of undermining officials

Eddie Jones accuses World Rugby of undermining officials It was the major talking point of England's 12-6 victory over Wales at Twickenham - Gareth Anscombe's disallowed try in the first half when it appeared that he grounded the ball before Anthony Watson . "If you don't then go and play for Wales, it's completely up to the lad". I'm on a good behaviour bond so I've got to be careful what I say, but I just think that once the game's done and duste... [Full Article...]

UN Mission: Over 3000 Civilians Killed, 7000 Injured in Afghanistan in 2017

UN Mission: Over 3000 Civilians Killed, 7000 Injured in Afghanistan in 2017 Danielle Bell, director of human rights of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, speaking Thursday described the nine percent reduction in civilian casualties past year as an "important step" towards minimizing harm to non-combatant Afghans. [Full Article...]

VENEZUELA: Lima Group Rejects Call For Elections In The Country

VENEZUELA: Lima Group Rejects Call For Elections In The Country Maduro is the only candidate so far to announce he's running. Last week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced stricter border controls between the two countries and blamed socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro for Venezuela's current predicament. [Full Article...]

White House Denies Netanyahu's Claim of Talks on Israeli Settlement Annexation Deal

White House Denies Netanyahu's Claim of Talks on Israeli Settlement Annexation Deal This case in known as Case 1000. The name of Ratan Tata figures in the Israeli police recommendations seeking to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on graft charges, according to an Israeli media report, which was on Wednesday dismissed by the industrialist's office as "grossly incorrect" in its references about him. [Full Article...]


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