Archive for May, 2017

Expel Amanullah Khan from AAP, demand activists, Punjab MLA

Expel Amanullah Khan from AAP, demand activists, Punjab MLA

May 28, 2017

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Amanatullah Khan. (Source: IE)

A day after his remarks against senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, a group of the party volunteers and a party legislator from Punjab on Monday demanded expulsion of Delhi legislator Amanatullah Khan from the party. A …

Senator Meredith won’t address allegations by former aide: lawyer

Senator Meredith won’t address allegations by former aide: lawyer

May 28, 2017

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Senator Don Meredith is seen during an interview in Toronto on March 16, 2017. (Colin Perkel/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A lawyer for Don Meredith said on Monday the senator will not address sexual-harassment allegations contained in a published news report.

The …

Saskatchewan to block judge’s Catholic school funding decision with notwithstanding clause

Saskatchewan to block judge’s Catholic school funding decision with notwithstanding clause

May 28, 2017

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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is invoking the notwithstanding clause for the first time in order to block a judge’s decision to ban funding for non-Catholic students in Catholic schools.

By doing so, Wall’s government will basically be overriding the court’s …

Writers Guild of America contract talks stall, move Hollywood closer to a possible strike

Writers Guild of America contract talks stall, move Hollywood closer to a possible strike

May 28, 2017

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Protesters supporting the Writers Guild of America assemble in Century City in 2007. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Members of the Writers Guild of America scripted themselves a classic Hollywood nail-biter in their contract negotiations with the major studios.…

Slain soldier Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh cremated with full military honours

Slain soldier Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh cremated with full military honours

May 28, 2017

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The 42-year-old soldier, who belonged to the army’s 22 Sikh Infantry, was beheaded yesterday by Pakistani troops, who similarly mutilated the body of Head Constable Prem Sagar of the BSF’s 200th Battalion. (ANI)

The mortal remains of Naib Subedar Paramjeet …

Disney Sets More Family-Friendly Path for Maker Studios

Disney Sets More Family-Friendly Path for Maker Studios

May 28, 2017

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Maker Studios was once a sprawling agglomeration of some 60,000 YouTube channels. Now Disney, which has owned Maker since 2014, has dramatically pared back the unit’s focus — aiming to better align a roster of under 1,000 Maker creators with …

Boston Red Sox Apologize For Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones Getting Attacked With Racial Slurs

Boston Red Sox Apologize For Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones Getting Attacked With Racial Slurs

May 27, 2017

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What a horrible thing to deal with! And to think it keeps happening in 2017!

Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles says he was called racial epithets, namely the N-word multiple times, during a game with the Boston Red Sox

Several Seattle connections in 2017 Tony Award nominations

Several Seattle connections in 2017 Tony Award nominations

May 27, 2017

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The Tony Award nominations for Broadway shows in New York have been announced — and several of them have Seattle connections.

“Come from Away,” a new musical about what happened when 38 planes were diverted to a tiny town in …

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

Proof Anyone Can Rob a Bank

May 27, 2017

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Image via the FBI

How an unassuming suburban photographer already on police radar allegedly stole $500,000 in 11 heists over four years.

"Hey," my girlfriend texted me one spring morning in 2013, "I think my bank got robbed."

She was …

Annual donations to UK universities passes £1bn mark for first time

Annual donations to UK universities passes £1bn mark for first time

May 27, 2017

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Philanthropic donations to UK universities have exceeded £1bn a year for the first time, according to a new survey.

The Ross-Case survey of higher education, carried out by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Case) Europe, showed that …