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Failed Scot Wids Standard Life insurance merger talks behind £109bn blow

Failed Scot Wids Standard Life insurance merger talks behind £109bn blow Last week, Standard Life Aberdeen shares fell 6 per cent on news Lloyds made a decision to end investment management arrangements with the asset manager on £109bn of assets due to competition issues. Lloyds was seeking control of the newly created entity in order to consolidate it on its balance sheet, but this demand is understood to have alarmed some members of SLA's board at a point when the... [Full Article...]

South Korean President demands measures against United States bilateral trade strategies

South Korean President demands measures against United States bilateral trade strategies GM announced last week it will shutter the plant in Gunsan, in South Korea's southwest, by May and decide within weeks on the fate of the remaining three plants in the country. South Korean President Moon Jae-in called today for a "stern" response to new United States tariffs on the South's exports as concern grew over looming trade restrictions by Washington. [Full Article...]

Florida Shooting Suspect Took Part in Training Program That Received NRA Grant

The NRA also offers grants to local gun clubs, Boy Scout troops and churches. The NRA's retweet was live at 3.49pm local time on Wednesday - nearly an hour after the Broward County Sheriff's Office tweeted about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. [Full Article...]

Shame Lawmakers Who Take NRA Money Not Florida Community

Shame Lawmakers Who Take NRA Money Not Florida Community Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania prison guards charged with sexual abuse

Pennsylvania prison guards charged with sexual abuse The defendants, all employees at Lackawanna County Prison, allegedly abused their power to create a decade-long culture of sexual abuse and assault at the Scranton prison, according to prosecutors. Lackawanna County officials downplayed the problem. Officials worked "diligently over the years" to ensure inmate safety, Lackawanna County spokesman Joseph D'Arienzo said in a statement, adding that ... [Full Article...]

Bihar Board asks students to strictly wear flipflops only for exams

Bihar Board asks students to strictly wear flipflops only for exams The BSEB has directed students to not enter exam halls with shoes or socks and instead write exams only in slippers. The examination will conclude on February 28, 2018. Matric candidates wearing shoes will have to leave their footwear and socks outside the examination halls. Like the Intermediate examination, there will be two layers of frisking for candidates at the matriculation examinatio... [Full Article...]

Gorakhpur: NISHAD candidate to fight on SP symbol

Gorakhpur: NISHAD candidate to fight on SP symbol SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday announced an electoral alliance with the NP and Peace Party and nominated NP president Sanjay Nishad's son Praveen Kumar Nishad as it candidate. Adityanath's guru Mahant Avaidyanth was elected from Gorakhpur LS seat in 1989 as a Hindu Mahasabha nominee. Phulpur, once the bastion of Congress, had been represented by late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. [Full Article...]

Argus Downgrades Biogen (BIIB) to Hold

On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy". Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $100 target. The stock has a market cap of $60,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.72, a PEG ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.75. [Full Article...]

Expectations and Shocks to New South African Cabinet

Expectations and Shocks to New South African Cabinet The NEC - the party's highest decision-making body outside Congress - convened and resolved to recall Mr Zuma following allegations of State capture and rampant corruption in Government. That, after all, has been the tradition in many new democracies in the post-colonial era, including in the Caribbean, where leaders are able to keep themselves in power by commandeering the party machinery and... [Full Article...]

Missing 11-year-old Orlando girl found in Georgia, officials say

Missing 11-year-old Orlando girl found in Georgia, officials say Charges are pending against the man she was found with, WESH reports. The Sheriff's Office thanked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their response and assistance. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and deputies safely recovered Johnson and took Byrns into custody from one of the rooms at the hotel. Byrns is being held at the Bibb County Ja... [Full Article...]

This student journalist documented the Florida school shooting

This student journalist documented the Florida school shooting Saturday's rally coincided with a gun show in Florida. According to a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel , a video of Cruz cutting his arm posted to the social media network Snapchat in September 2016 raised concerns among law enforcement and at the Florida Department of Children and Family Services. [Full Article...]

Year-old boy, 3 adults shot at San Antonio restaurant parking lot

Year-old boy, 3 adults shot at San Antonio restaurant parking lot Police say the shooting happened as the group waited outside of the Texas Roadhouse on Cinema Ridge, near Ingram Park Mall. Police said the suspect opened fire about 15 feet from the front of the restaurant at around 8.40 p.m. The other three victims are in their 20's. Authorities are searching the area, but have not found the shooter. The victims had been waiting outside the establishment so ... [Full Article...]

Sumatra's Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, sending ash 5km into sky

Sumatra's Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, sending ash 5km into sky Officials have distributed face masks and urged residents to stay indoors to avoid respiratory problems, said local disaster mitigation agency official Nata Nail Perangin-angin. An eruption in 2014 left 16 people dead, and one in 2016 killed seven. Indonesia is home to around 130 volcanoes due to its position in the highly active "Ring of Fire" - a belt of tectonic plate boundaries in the Pacifi... [Full Article...]

'We don't want trouble between India and China,' says former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed

'We don't want trouble between India and China,' says former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed The crisis was triggered by a surprise Supreme Court decision to release from jail former president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed and eight other political prisoners. He further said that the island nation has nothing against China, but it should not attempt to change the "state type" and have democratic oversight, among other things. [Full Article...]

British woman arrested for demanding that medics move ambulance

British woman arrested for demanding that medics move ambulance He added that the "emergency services must be able to carry out their roles without fear of abuse and intimidation of any kind". Paramedics were left stunned after finding the note demanding they moved their ambulance during a 999 call. [Full Article...]

Black leads IL past Nebraska

Black leads IL past Nebraska Of course, that can change with two final regular-season games and the Big Ten Tournament to be played. Once this kid gets going, watch out Big Ten. The Illini aren't in the running for anything beyond a likely first-round exit from the Big Ten Tournament. [Full Article...]

IL vs. Nebraska - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

IL vs. Nebraska - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction IL will play four games over the course of the next eight day, starting with a visit from the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers (8-2) saw Dreswick twice over the weekend. The next two batters got out with a fly out to left field and a foul fly to third base, getting the Huskers out of the inning. Boston College retired the next two batters to end the inning. [Full Article...]

Presidents Day 2018: What's open, closed Monday? Banks, stores, mail, more

Presidents Day 2018: What's open, closed Monday? Banks, stores, mail, more The President's Day holiday traces its roots to 1800 when it was set aside to honor Washington , who had died the previous year. A number of states also require that their public schools spend the days leading up to Presidents' Day teaching students about the accomplishments of the presidents, often with a focus on the lives of Washington and Lincoln. [Full Article...]

Moscow calls USA election meddling claims 'blabber', 'fantasies'

Moscow calls USA election meddling claims 'blabber', 'fantasies' Commenting on the Moscow-Brussels ties, Lavrov said that the European Union has failed to find a golden mean in relations with Russian Federation in the last decades, treating the country in 1990s as an "aprentice" that should be taught in accordance with western standards and values. [Full Article...]

Why is Trump Jr's dinner offer in India being criticized?

Why is Trump Jr's dinner offer in India being criticized? The largest is here in Gurgaon , now known officially as Gurugram, a fast-growing city outside New Delhi with a skyline filled with skyscrapers. Critics say the Trump family is cashing in on the president's name. According to business partners in India, many units are selling about 30% per square foot higher than market rates. Trump Jr.'s visit to India this week is expected to reinforce the ... [Full Article...]


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