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Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia granted bail in corruption case Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia granted bail in corruption case
- March 12, 2018

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim said it considered Zias age factor as one of the reasons for granting the bail, the official said. "This case (of Zia) was an absolute anomaly of being so late", he told AFP. Mahbubey Alam, the country's attorney general, said after Monday's ruling that a move against the bail order would be made in the High Court on Tuesday. (more...)
NIA raids Srinagar central jail, seizes Pak flag and jihadi material NIA raids Srinagar central jail, seizes Pak flag and jihadi material
- March 12, 2018

The alleged conspiracy came to light following the arrest of two boys from Pulwama - Danish Ghulam Lone and Sohail Ahmad Bhat, when they were trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) a year ago to enter Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for arms training. (more...)
Ruckus in Telangana house; council chairman injured as Cong MLA throws headphone Ruckus in Telangana house; council chairman injured as Cong MLA throws headphone
- March 12, 2018

The Congress members are free to launch a verbal attack on the government by participating in the motion of thanks to the Governor's address but physical attack against Mr. They came to the House pre-planned to create disturbances. The Governor continued his 25-minute address amid protests by the Congress members. "What would have happened if the headphone hit the governor, causing him injuries?" Coming out of the Assembly, Swamy Goud was reportedly seen bleeding. (more...)
Pub Attack: Court acquits all the 26 accused Pub Attack: Court acquits all the 26 accused
- March 12, 2018

More than 30 people, all members of the right-wing organisation, Sri Rama Sene headed by Pramod Muthalik , were acquitted in the 2009 attack case. Speaking to reporters after the court verdict, Muthalik said "Truth always triumphs and the court has provided justice after nine years". (more...)
Sports Betting-March Madness, 2nd Ld-Writethru,455 Sports Betting-March Madness, 2nd Ld-Writethru,455
- March 12, 2018

According to the American Gaming Association , Americans will bet a whopping $10 billion on the upcoming NCAA Tournament, through bracket pools, bookies, gambling websites, etc. Enforcing those laws, however, has not been a priority for law enforcement. Of that $10 billion, only three percent will be wagered legally through Nevada's sports books. (more...)
Tariff exemption a sigh of relief Tariff exemption a sigh of relief
- March 12, 2018

The exemptions for Canada and Mexico, which are temporary, were also seen as being prompted part by the North American Free Trade Agreement talks, where USA negotiations could use the prospect of making them permanent as a bargaining chip. " We kept making the case that Canada wasn't the enemy". Where is all the shrieking about the European Union starting a trade war? Agricultural groups express alarm that their products are likely to be hard hit by retaliatory actions, while automobile ... (more...)
British police investigating suspicious substance at Parliament British police investigating suspicious substance at Parliament
- March 12, 2018

TWO people were hospitalised today after a "suspicious package" was found at the British Parliament, said London's Metropolitan Police. London Ambulance Service said they had initially dispatched a hazardous area response team and after assessing two people at the scene made a decision to take them to hospital. (more...)
Jordan Barnett Won't Play in Missouri's NCAA Tournament Opening Game Jordan Barnett Won't Play in Missouri's NCAA Tournament Opening Game
- March 12, 2018

BC-BKC-Missouri-Barnett Arrest, 2nd Ld, 130Missouri's Jordan Barnett arrested on suspicion of DWIEds: APNewsNow. The 68-team NCAA Tournament field is set, and for the second consecutive year, the Florida State men's basketball team is going dancing. (more...)
Has $1.27 Million Stake in Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) Has $1.27 Million Stake in Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB)
- March 12, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Campbell Soup in a research note on Friday, December 15th. The firm earned "Positive" rating on Wednesday, April 12 by Susquehanna. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 20 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sector Perform" rating in Thursday, July 23 report. (more...)
Obernolte is right about daylight saving time Obernolte is right about daylight saving time
- March 12, 2018

When it comes to the rest of the world, it's a mix. If you remembered to turn your clocks ahead before going to bed last night (spring forward, remember?), then you awoke this morning an hour later than normal thanks to our annual switch to daylight saving time. (more...)
India grounds all Airbus A320Neos with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines India grounds all Airbus A320Neos with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines
- March 12, 2018

According to reports, eight aircraft operated by India's biggest low-priced carrier- IndiGo that is owned by InterGlobe Aviation while three aircrafts are operated by its rival GoAir . With this, all the A320neo aircraft with PW1100 engines beyond serial number 450 have been taken off operation in India. "We are working to mitigate the AOG (aircraft on ground) situation by the end of the second quarter". (more...)
Kerala coast on alert, low pressure building up in southern sea Kerala coast on alert, low pressure building up in southern sea
- March 12, 2018

As per the prediction of the meteorological department, waves as high as 2.5 to 3.2 metres might be experienced during the next three days in Kerala coast. It said wind speed over Lakshadweep and southeast Arabian Sea would gradually increase, at 45-55 kmph gusting up to 65 kmph on Wednesday and Thursday. (more...)
Mexico authorities rule out terrorism in tourist ferry explosion
- March 12, 2018

The U.S. State Department also advised tourists to exercise "increased caution" in the state of Quintana Roo , which includes Playa del Carmen and Cancun. "U.S. citizens should avoid those neighborhoods until further notice", the State Department now says. The Federal Police announced it will deploy dozens of officers at the ferry in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and plans to install new security screening equipment. (more...)
Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN) Given a $25.00 Price Target at Guggenheim
- March 12, 2018

About 419,114 shares traded. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. ( PTEN ) has risen 32.91% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.21% the S&P500. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Patterson-UTI Energy from a "market perform" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Citigroup set a $24.00 price target on shares of Patterson-UTI Energy and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. (more...)
Black column of smoke rising from NE Portland fire Black column of smoke rising from NE Portland fire
- March 12, 2018

The Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau has called out four alarms for the blaze, a significant number of firefighters and equipment. Further details were not immediately available. At least two residences were burned in the fire. Officials said people in the area should avoid breathing the black smoke coming from the fire. Officials said anyone in or near the heavy dark smoke should evacuate and close doors and windows. (more...)
Pres. Trump to visit California this week Pres. Trump to visit California this week
- March 12, 2018

Jerry Brown solicited his support for the state's troubled high-speed rail project. Brown tweeted out his letter for everyone to read. "We invite you to come aboard and truly 'Make America Great Again'". He is expected to arrive on Tuesday and will visit the US-Mexico border to look at border wall prototypes in the San Diego area. He referenced President George W. (more...)
Syrian rebel group agrees to evacuate wounded Syrian rebel group agrees to evacuate wounded
- March 12, 2018

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned Syria against using chemical weapons, implying it would prompt military consequences, as it did a year ago when President Donald Trump ordered a strike on a Syrian air base, the media reported. The man was killed in Kafr Batna where talks have been ongoing with the regime on a possible deal to evacuate fighters and civilians from the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (more...)
Nikkei up over 2% at outset after robust USA jobs data Nikkei up over 2% at outset after robust USA jobs data
- March 12, 2018

Oil Search, Santos, Origin Energy and Woodside Petroleum rallied 1-3 percent after crude oil prices gained more than 3 percent on Friday. Oil Search and Santos are adding nearly 1 percent each, while Woodside Petroleum is advancing nearly 2 percent. (more...)
Degree courses to be get 'Olympic' style ratings
- March 12, 2018

Gyimah said: "Prospective students deserve to know which courses deliver great teaching and great outcomes, and which ones are lagging behind". "This new framework recognizes that outcomes and teaching quality differ not just by university but also by course, and will allow students to look behind provider-level ratings and access information about teaching quality for a specific subject". (more...)
Qatar Officials Withheld Kushner Info From Mueller Probe Qatar Officials Withheld Kushner Info From Mueller Probe
- March 12, 2018

The Qatari officials decided against cooperating with Mueller for now, out of fear it would further strain the country's relations with the White House, the individuals told NBC News. That businessman, George Nader, visited the White House frequently past year, according to the report. Trump made a decision to side with the UAE and Saudi Arabia in its row with Qatar soon after an investment deal that Kushner's family had been pursuing in Qatar fell through, according to the Intercept . (more...)
CNBC's Cramer Says Colleague Larry Kudlow is Leader to Replace Cohn CNBC's Cramer Says Colleague Larry Kudlow is Leader to Replace Cohn
- March 12, 2018

Cramer, who has worked with Kudlow at the network on the show " Kudlow and Cramer ", reported that Kudlow has not been formally offered the job, but is the leading choice among the president and some of his advisers. A committed believer in free trade, Kudlow, like Cohn, is critical of tariffs. "Australia is exempt. I guarantee you, all of Europe is going to wind up being exempt", he told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 . (more...)
Dueling lottery jackpots combine for over $700 million on the table
- March 12, 2018

Cash payout options would be an estimated $248.7 million and $187.6 million for the Powerball and Mega Millions respectively. Mega Millions jackpots also start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won. "Remember: you only need one ticket to win, and players must be 18 or older". Players are reminded to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. (more...)
Bamco Inc. NY Has $5.67 Million Holdings in Flexion Therapeutics Inc (FLXN)
- March 12, 2018

Flexion Therapeutics has $44 highest and $28.0 lowest target. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.195 during the last trading session, reaching $43.995. About 734,026 shares traded. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed their outperform rating on shares of Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. (more...)
Local school systems prepare for National School Walkout protest Local school systems prepare for National School Walkout protest
- March 12, 2018

We encourage our students to be informed and engaged and we respect their right to express their personal views. The landmark Tinker v. Des Moines case pretty much settled that legal question. Wednesday. Generally, no. In 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't lose their freedom of speech or expression when they come to school. (more...)
Associations Issue Statements On Recent Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Associations Issue Statements On Recent Steel And Aluminum Tariffs
- March 12, 2018

Trump signed two proclamations that levied a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium imported from all countries except Canada and Mexico. MetalCraft uses only aluminum to build boats for several clients around the world, as well as the federal government. The tariff is collected by customs officials and goes to the government. (more...)

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