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Olympics: Favorite Kodaira settles for 1000 silver, Takagi wins bronze Olympics: Favorite Kodaira settles for 1000 silver, Takagi wins bronze
- February 18, 2018

Japan took home silver and bronze in the women's 1,000 meter speed skating event at the PyeongChang Olympic Games. Finishing in one minute and 13.56 seconds, Mors shattered the old Olympic record of 1:13.83, which was set by Chris Witty of the United States at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002, reports Xinhua news agency. (more...)
Seoul footing record tab for North Korea at Olympics Seoul footing Seoul footing record tab for North Korea at Olympics Seoul footing
- February 18, 2018

In a separate piece, KCNA quoted the leader as saying "it is important to continue making good results by further livening up the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue created by the strong desire and common will of the north and the south with the Winter Olympics as a momentum". (more...)
IShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) Rises 0.16% for Feb 17
- February 18, 2018

The firm owned 19,222 shares of the company's stock after purchasing an additional 783 shares during the period. The ETF is -18.65% of its 52-Week High and 34.25% of its low, and is now having ATR of 1.81. The exchange traded fund has 511.26 million net assets and 1.91% volatility this month. Finally, Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC grew its holdings in iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF by 37.3% in the 4th quarter. (more...)
UKIP members to decide leader's fate UKIP members to decide leader's fate
- February 18, 2018

Bolton, a former army officer, is the third elected leader since Farage stepped down and has vowed major reform of the party. There are two possible outcomes from the meeting. Past year six committee members of UKIP's Sandwell branch resigned after accusing the party's leadership of failing to address issues affecting the borough. (more...)
Amul gets inspired by Priya Prakash Varrier, 'winks' in its latest ad Amul gets inspired by Priya Prakash Varrier, 'winks' in its latest ad
- February 18, 2018

Apart from being known for chocolates and flowers, in the digital world we live in today, it's also a chance for people to engage in online conversations about what they think February 14 is all about. He also emphasised a nationwide protest until the song was removed from the film. NDTV even credits a meme comparing Varrier's extreme facial mobility to Katrina Kaif's lack thereof for causing Katrina Kaif to inadvertently trend on social media on Tuesday, creatively dubbing it the Priya ... (more...)
Australia complete highest-ever chase Australia complete highest-ever chase
- February 18, 2018

David Warner (59) and D'Arcy Short (76) flung the bat with abandon in the powerplay, improbably racing ahead of the rate at 91 without loss after six overs. Warner was over the moon to have won, and said: "Fantastic effort from the guys, you just have to take the scoreboard out of it". We'll need to think about it. (more...)
Trump Skips Golf for a Day to Honor Shooting Victims Trump Skips Golf for a Day to Honor Shooting Victims
- February 18, 2018

White House wants to respect the dead and the mourners, I'm told. President Donald Trump is not playing golf in Palm Beach Saturday, Bloomberg reported Jennifer Jacobs said on Twitter. The president offered compliments for first responders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Officer Michael Leonard, the Coconut Creek, Fla., the officer who apprehended accused shooter Nikolas Cruz . (more...)
Russian women, Finland advance to semifinals with big wins Russian women, Finland advance to semifinals with big wins
- February 18, 2018

United States of America coach Tony Granato was "furious" at Russian Federation afterward for keeping its top power-play unit on the ice with four minutes remaining, NBC's Pierre McGuire reported, according to ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. Though this team from Russia has shown it's capable of losing with a defeat at the hands of Slovakia on Wednesday, they are showcasing a tenacity that we have not seen from a Russian team since players like Boris Mikhailov, Valeri Kharlamov, and Vladislav ... (more...)
Jury awards $37M to family of woman slain in standoff Jury awards $37M to family of woman slain in standoff
- February 18, 2018

The Baltimore Sun reports that once Ruby entered the room he "shot Gaines three more times" out of fear that other "officers were going to die". "By any account, this was a tragic situation", said Ellen Kobler, the county's deputy communications director, on behalf of County Attorney Mike Field . (more...)
Bp Plc Sells 5300 Shares of Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX)
- February 18, 2018

It has outperformed by 7.70% the S&P500. Capital World Investors increased Bbva Banco Frances Sa Adr (NYSE:BFR) stake by 13.49% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. (NASDAQ:REIT) for 18,031 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 252,950 shares or 0.23% of their United States portfolio. (NASDAQ:REIT). Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Ltd Liability Partnership Ma owns 208 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. (more...)
Britain's May wins backing for EU security pact, timing unclear Britain's May wins backing for EU security pact, timing unclear
- February 18, 2018

May is set to make a speech on how she would like the UK-EU security relationship to work after Brexit . There wasn't an empty seat in the elegant banquet hall when British Prime Minister Theresa May took to the podium during day two of the 2018 Munich Security Conference. (more...)
Slovakia take advantage of errors, upset favored Russians Slovakia take advantage of errors, upset favored Russians
- February 18, 2018

We had more energy, Mursak said. They set their sights repeatedly on the biggest American player, Jordan Greenway, and he found himself in more than one extended shoving match with a Russian, including one in front of the Russian bench with Alexander Barabanov in the first period. (more...)
Helicopter assessing damage from Mexico earthquake crashes; 2 on the ground killed Helicopter assessing damage from Mexico earthquake crashes; 2 on the ground killed
- February 18, 2018

A magnitude-7.2 natural disaster sparked panic in Mexico on Friday, five months after hundreds of people were killed in two quakes. A powerful magnitude-7.2 natural disaster shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (more...)
Man who accused disgraced ex-Seattle mayor of abuse is found dead Man who accused disgraced ex-Seattle mayor of abuse is found dead
- February 18, 2018

Heckard of Kent filed a suit against Murray in 2017 accusing him of molesting him while he was a teen in the 1980s, claiming Murray paid him for sex on multiple occasions. While the lawsuit developed, he participated in counseling and recovery programs and attended classes at Seattle Central College. 'Once people hear me talk, they'll be able to feel my spirit, and they'll have no doubts that what I'm saying is true, ' Heckard said in an interview last spring. (more...)
Patrick Brown expelled from Progressive Conservative caucus Patrick Brown expelled from Progressive Conservative caucus
- February 18, 2018

Party executives will review his candidacy bid and make a decision in coming days. Doug Ford , businessman and former Toronto mayoral candidate, said the party has become "objectively stronger" without Brown as leader. That much is obvious not just from the leadership filing, but from the rest of the zero-sum game he played this week - absurd suggestions that he didn't actually resign the leadership after all, insinuations of conspiracies against him, a media blitz overshadowing his ... (more...)
Let's elect people willing to take on gun carnage Let's elect people willing to take on gun carnage
- February 18, 2018

In a national address after the murder of 17 students and teachers at a Florida school, President Trump avoided any mention of guns or gun control, which is an astonishing omission given the circumstances. On Thursday, Trump tweeted : "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior". (more...)
Kim Jong Un impersonator does not impress the North Korean cheerleaders
- February 18, 2018

The regime held a special assembly meeting on Thursday, 15 February, in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on the eve of the late leader's birth anniversary. By the time she met the media, she was in tears. "With the dispatch of a high-level delegation, an art troupe and a cheering squad, the Olympics have become a chance for the North to communicate with the global community", Cho added. (more...)
Trump tweets 'no colllusion' in response to indictments Trump tweets 'no colllusion' in response to indictments
- February 18, 2018

The charges are similar to the assessment of the USA intelligence community, which months after the election described a Russian government effort to interfere on Trump's behalf. As a result, the Post story detailed, Trump has utterly failed to organize a serious national response to the threat of Russian sabotage of our next elections , even though intelligence officials continue to warn that it may already be in the works. (more...)
Let Balkan states join European Union now, says Bulgaria Let Balkan states join European Union now, says Bulgaria
- February 18, 2018

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, whose country currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, warned it was now or never for expanding the European Union into the Balkans as concerns grow about Moscow's influence in the bloc's eastern backyard. (more...)
Britain's PM May says no question of a second Brexit referendum Britain's PM May says no question of a second Brexit referendum
- February 18, 2018

In response to the conference director Wolfgang Ischinger's comment that "things would be so much easier if you stayed", May said: "We are leaving the European Union and there is no question of a second referendum or going back and I think that's important". (more...)
West Brom boss Alan Pardew feels by his Spanish four West Brom boss Alan Pardew feels by his Spanish four
- February 18, 2018

Police said there was no violence involved in the incident that took place during the team's midwinter training trip. Baggies manager Alan Pardew took the players overseas in what was supposed to be a team-building excursion, but which has now left the club with more to worry about than relegation. (more...)
Trump Says He Will Go to Florida Friday to Meet Parkland Victims Trump Says He Will Go to Florida Friday to Meet Parkland Victims
- February 18, 2018

Mr Trump marvelled at the speed with which first responders got victims to the hospital - but ignored shouted questions about whether guns should be more tightly regulated. However, Trump position on gun policy has evolved. It's not clear whether Kimmel knows this or not, but people are legally adults when they're in the last couple years of what? So I agree, this is a mental illness issue . (more...)
BCPS superintendent says he supports demolition of building where 17 people shot BCPS superintendent says he supports demolition of building where 17 people shot
- February 18, 2018

After escaping the campus, police said Cruz told them, he walked to a Walmart and sat down with a beverage he bought from a Subway inside the store, then walked to a McDonald's in nearby Coral Springs. The identities of the victims have not yet been made public by authorities. Cruz looked like a "typical high school kid", Leonard said. The special agent could not confirm whether it was made by Cruz. (more...)
South Korea men mark 1st Olympic hockey game, then first loss South Korea men mark 1st Olympic hockey game, then first loss
- February 18, 2018

It lost again to historic rival Japan 4-1 on Wednesday. However, the Olympic information system quoted Kim as saying they were encouraged by the fans' support and that they've had a good experience here. The Koreans packed into the 6,000-seat Kwandong Hockey Centre let out a deafening roar and cheered to Queen's "We Will Rock You" even as the hosts gave up two goals only four minutes into the game. (more...)
North Korean pair charm the South in Games adventure
- February 18, 2018

Harris has led U.S. Pacific Command since May 2015. A North Korean cheerleading squad chanted the skaters' names and waved flags as they warmed up on the ice while the crowd of mostly South Koreans applauded and cheered every time they executed an element of their programme. (more...)

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