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Chris Paul willing to pay teammate's fine following incident Chris Paul willing to pay teammate's fine following incident
- March 21, 2018

The Rockets, who led 109-93 at the time, held on for a 129-120 win. While Green is most likely to face discipline from the league, Paul told reporters after the game that he'll foot the bill for any fine his teammate will draw. The Rockets have won 22 of their last 23 games, with the only loss coming by three points in Toronto, and Tuesday's game in Portland (where the Blazers have won 18 of their last 19) is the toughest game remaining on their schedule. (more...)
Not BJP, only God and people behind me: Rajinikanth on his politics Not BJP, only God and people behind me: Rajinikanth on his politics
- March 21, 2018

He also demanded for the setting up of Cauvery River Water Management Board and slammed the attack on Periyar EVR's statue in Pudukottai district. Actor Rajinikanth on Tuesday said the State government should ensure that communal harmony is not disturbed in the State due to the "Rath Yatra ". (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt release Hamilton/Dear Evan Hansen mash-up 'Found Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt release Hamilton/Dear Evan Hansen mash-up 'Found
- March 21, 2018

In the official " Found/Tonight " video, fans can spot Hamilton director Thomas Kail as well as Justin Paul , one-half of the Dear Evan Hansen songwriting team Pasek and Paul, who are also responsible for the box-office musical smash The Greatest Showman . (more...)
United Kingdom police loses track of 485 registered sex offenders United Kingdom police loses track of 485 registered sex offenders
- March 21, 2018

Lancashire Police, along with the forces of Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and North Wales, found the resources to launch a new regional Hate Crime Awareness Week in February. The force said the whereabouts of 13 registered sex offenders were unknown. But officers are refusing to name the 465 beasts because doing so would breach Britain's draconian data protection laws. (more...)
Buhari congratulates Putin on re-election Buhari congratulates Putin on re-election
- March 21, 2018

Putin was re-elected to a fourth term on Sunday, winning 77 per cent of the vote after banning his main rival from standing and allegedly hiring cronies to stuff ballot boxes. While many world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron, wasted little time in contacting Putin following the March 18 vote, Trump's silence was seen as a show of the tense state of relations between the two countries. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended as firm's executives claim they got Trump elected Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended as firm's executives claim they got Trump elected
- March 21, 2018

Since this past Friday, we've been hit with revelation after revelation about Cambridge Analytica, the nebulous British firm accused of harvesting the Facebook data of over 50 million users and allegedly doubling as a bribery racket . (more...)
European Union congratulates Putin on re-election European Union congratulates Putin on re-election
- March 21, 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's extremely polite letter of congratulations to Vladimir Putin on his election win has enraged Britain's Twitterati and other senior EU officials. "Complete undermining the message of the European foreign ministers". However, despite calling on Russia to "urgently" answer questions over the attack, they stopped short of fully backing the UK Government's assessment the Russian state was responsible. (more...)
62 higher educational institutions granted autonomy by UGC: Javadekar 62 higher educational institutions granted autonomy by UGC: Javadekar
- March 21, 2018

As per UGC's February 2018 notification on graded autonomy, quality institutions will get the freedom to start their own courses, departments, centres and schools, provided they generate their own funds rather than demand these from the government. (more...)
Puerto Rico utility PREPA taps Walter Higgins as new CEO Puerto Rico utility PREPA taps Walter Higgins as new CEO
- March 21, 2018

Former CEO Ricardo Ramos stepped down in November. The response by the administration of Governor Ricardo Rosello -which seemed quite organized at the beginning- became a disaster, and was stained by the concession of a contract of up to 300 million dollars to USA small company Whitefish Energy, which owner contributed to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. (more...)
Consumers Energy Planning to Stop Using Coal By 2040
- March 21, 2018

Named the most sustainable utility in the nation for two years running, Consumers Energy's President and CEO Patti Poppe says they are still pushing forward. Consumers Energy closed seven of its 12 coal-fired power plants in 2016. "We believe it is incredibly important that we step up to the plate and take the appropriate actions to be on the right side of history on a critical issue like climate change". (more...)
MS governor intends to appoint former Democrat to Cochran's Senate seat MS governor intends to appoint former Democrat to Cochran's Senate seat
- March 21, 2018

If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters will then advance to a runoff. In 2011, she became the first woman elected MS commissioner of agriculture and commerce. Chris McDaniel and Democrats. Cochran, 80, will step down April 1. In 2011, she won office statewide as a Republican, switching parties after the Democratic majority in the state senate was wiped out in the 2010 Tea Party wave. (more...)
Frankie Edgar vs Cub Swanson Rematch in the Works for Atlantic City Frankie Edgar vs Cub Swanson Rematch in the Works for Atlantic City
- March 21, 2018

The news first was reported by ESPN .com. The event will air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Edgar also won the initial meeting between he and Swanson at UFC Fight Night 57 and that win came by way of fifth round submission. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi took on BJP for waiving loans of the rich Rahul Gandhi took on BJP for waiving loans of the rich
- March 21, 2018

He called BJP leaders to speak the truth in the land of visionaries like Narayana Guru and Basavanna. The state president of Congress in Goa Shantaram Naik chose to step down from his post, taking inspiration from party's national president Rahul Gandhi's recent speech in which he stressed on empowering young leaders in the grand old party. (more...)
Lingayat and Veerashaivas are same: Karnataka minister protests 'one-sided' decision Lingayat and Veerashaivas are same: Karnataka minister protests 'one-sided' decision
- March 21, 2018

The opposition from Veerashaiva Mahasabha national president and veteran Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa to the religion tag move has instilled confidence in the BJP leadership, which is presently playing its cards close to its chest. (more...)
7 children injured after Pit bull attack inside Charlotte elementary school 7 children injured after Pit bull attack inside Charlotte elementary school
- March 21, 2018

Animal Care & Control said six of the students received Level 3 bites. "The dog was jumping and nipping". Animal control says they do not believe he meant to attack the children. Animal Care and Control officials are trying to find the owner of the dog to confirm its rabies vaccination information. Police said the owner of the dog picked it up and left before police arrived at the scene. (more...)
Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats prepare to leave UK Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats prepare to leave UK
- March 21, 2018

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attack on Skripal and his daughter and on Saturday gave 23 British diplomats a week to leave Moscow as well as closing the British Council in Russian Federation. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union. The Russian Foreign Ministry ordered the 23 diplomats to leave within a week. (more...)
Rick Gates Reportedly Plans To Plead Guilty Within The Next Week Rick Gates Reportedly Plans To Plead Guilty Within The Next Week
- March 21, 2018

Gates agreed to testify against the former campaign chairman Paul Manafort . The charges against them include money laundering and tax fraud. The report comes in the wake of Friday's indictment of 13 Russian Federation nationals by special counsel Robert Mueller, but also after a report that former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates plans to plead guilty , signaling that he, too, will cooperate with the Russian Federation probe. (more...)
IAF trainer jet crashes in Odisha, pilot survives with minor injuries IAF trainer jet crashes in Odisha, pilot survives with minor injuries
- March 21, 2018

The aircraft, which allows a trainer to ride shotgun with the cub pilot, is meant to provide advanced flying and weapons training. Locals said the aircraft was burnt completely on the riverbed and informed the police and firemen. However, in a matter of relief, it has been learned that the trainee pilot had managed to eject before the aircraft went into crash but had suffered some injuries. (more...)
Scottish man teaches dog to do the Nazi salute Scottish man teaches dog to do the Nazi salute
- March 21, 2018

And the online comedian says he has received death threats and has failed to land himself a job due to the ongoing court case. Reporting from inside the courtroom, journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson said Meechan had been found guilty of being "Grossly Offensive" under the Communications Act of 2003. (more...)
Fox News contributor quits, says network is a 'propaganda machine' Fox News contributor quits, says network is a 'propaganda machine'
- March 21, 2018

Peters , 65, was suspended by the network for two weeks in December 2015 for using a profanity on the air against then-President Obama during an interview with anchor Stuart Varney on Fox Business. The former contributor wrote that he was "appalled" by network hosts who had previously criticized former President Obama for his handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin for now advancing "Putin's agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign ". (more...)
Troopers Implicated In Mass. State Police OT Scandal Troopers Implicated In Mass. State Police OT Scandal
- March 21, 2018

Massachusetts State Police say they have launched an investigation into 21 department members for discrepancies between overtime hours paid and actual hours worked. Gilpin said she's committed to having honesty and integrity, values brought into question by the audit results, as core elements at the State Police. (more...)
Russian diplomats expelled from United Kingdom heading to airport Russian diplomats expelled from United Kingdom heading to airport
- March 21, 2018

People hugged outside the embassy before boarding a waiting fleet of diplomatic vehicles. Around 80 people in total were thought to be leaving. That prompted Russian Federation to retaliate with its own expulsion of 23 British diplomats, who are expected to leave in the coming days. (more...)
Weather forecast: Rain today Weather forecast: Rain today
- March 21, 2018

Wednesday , partly sunny and much cooler with scattered showers. Mainly clear to partly cloudy tonight and it will be very cold again, but not quite as cold as last night with lows in the teens for most. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 72. FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE LONGER-RANGE: Thursday and Friday ought to have sun, 0% rain chances, frosty 30s to start, and mid to upper 50s to finish. (more...)
Senate Russia Panel Urges Safeguards Against Russian Interference Senate Russia Panel Urges Safeguards Against Russian Interference
- March 21, 2018

Susan Collins, R-Maine, in an intelligence committee press conference unveiling the new recommendations . Kamala Harris of California and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, rolled out a number of recommendations Congress should ensure the stability and security of the nation's election infrastructure going forward. (more...)
Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) Gets an Upgrade to a Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) Gets an Upgrade to a "Hold" Rating
- March 21, 2018

Preston Klassen, M.D., M.H.S., Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Arena Pharmaceuticals, said, "We believe these data support proceeding to a Phase 3 program in ulcerative colitis and continuing efforts to understand the broad potential utility of etrasimod in other immune and inflammatory diseases with significant unmet needs". (more...)

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