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Super Bowl draws 103 million viewers, down 7 percent from 2017

Super Bowl draws 103 million viewers, down 7 percent from 2017 A new episode of family drama " This is Us ", which followed the Super Bowl , brought in 27 million viewers, the most-watched scripted show on NBC in more than 13 years. ET as the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots. Back in Live + Same Day numbers, both the House of Moonves's NCIS and Bull were down a tenth from their last new shows of two week... [Full Article...]

Angel investor Mahesh Murthy held in sexual harassment case

Angel investor Mahesh Murthy held in sexual harassment case The FIR registered by the Khar police station against Murthy invoked the IPC sections 354 (D) (stalking) and 509 (word, act or gesture to outrage modesty of a woman). Mahesh Murthy was booked on 29 December under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354 (D) (stalking) and 509 (word or gesture meant to hurt the modesty of a woman) and relevant provisions of the IT Act. [Full Article...]

CAS rejects Russian bid to participate in Olympic Games

CAS rejects Russian bid to participate in Olympic Games Among those in the delegation North Korea is sending south are Kim Yong Nam, who is the ceremonial head of North Korea's government and Kim Yo Jong , an influential sister of leader Kim Jong Un . There is a possibility that they would attend the debut of the first-ever inter-Korean Olympic team at the women's ice hockey tournament on Saturday, hours after their meeting with Mr Moon. [Full Article...]

US Senate votes to re-open the government

US Senate votes to re-open the government The vote was then rescheduled early on Friday where it passed. The agreement provides increases in defense spending sought by Republicans and more money for domestic programs championed by Democrats . House Republican leaders yesterday had offered assurances that the package would be approved , but so did Senate leaders and the critical midnight deadline, when current government funding ... [Full Article...]

Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks

Pence Says North Korea Must Give Up Nukes before Talks Moon rebuffed Abe's worries, making clear that talks between Seoul and Pyongyang were not watering down the global agenda of cooperation towards denuclearization. Abe also reiterated the Japanese stance toward the December 2015 agreement with South Korea that was supposed to have served as a "final and irreversible resolution" of the various issues related to former "comfort women" who were forc... [Full Article...]

CAS dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches

CAS dismisses 47 appeals from Russian athletes, coaches The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will open in sub-zero temperatures on Friday, with North and South Korea marching together at a gala ceremony to launch what could be the coldest Games on record. Mr Pence had told Seoul in advance that he would be dining with USA athletes soon afterwards "so his seat was not prepared accordingly", the spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Mani Ratnam's next titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam

Mani Ratnam's next titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam The film which will be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual is titled Nawab in Telugu. The title of Mani Ratnam's much-anticipated film, which is about all the happening stars of Tamil cinema, is out. Shooting for the film starts on February 12. Santosh Sivan will handle the cinematography. Editor Sreekar Prasad has been roped in for this film. There were talks about Simbu's look for this very Mani Ratn... [Full Article...]

Real life heroes star in Clint Eastwood French attack movie

Real life heroes star in Clint Eastwood French attack movie Since 9/11, Americans have mostly been making middle-of-the-road movies about its heroes. In the attack in August 2015, the three Americans, Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone , Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos - both traveling in civilian clothes - and Anthony Sadler , a student at Sacramento State University, subdued the gunman, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, 9mm handgun... [Full Article...]

Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex

Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti quake survivors for sex A Charity Commission spokeswoman said it was engaged with Oxfam on more recent allegations of sexual harassment, reported widely previous year, and has demanded that the charity provide details of the claims in Haiti. Following the publication of The Times' investigation, Oxfam released a statement condemning the behaviour as: "totally unacceptable, contrary to our values and the high standards ... [Full Article...]

House and Senate expected to vote on bipartisan budget deal today

House and Senate expected to vote on bipartisan budget deal today Senate leaders pressed to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for a confirming vote before the government begins to shut down at midnight. Lawmakers intend to combine the two-year spending deal with a short-term measure to keep the government operating when current funding runs out at the end of the day today. [Full Article...]

Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At Western Gas Partners, LP (WES)

The stock's 52-week range is $42.68 to $67.44, and its 3-month range is $42.68 to $54.40. Western Gas Equity Partners LP has a 1 year low of $33.92 and a 1 year high of $47.82. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc, which manages about $353.64 million and $316.22 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) by 17,223 shares to 263,755 shares, valued at $48.35 million... [Full Article...]

Mudzuri letter fraudulent, Chamisa acting president - says Tsvangirai spokesman

Mudzuri letter fraudulent, Chamisa acting president - says Tsvangirai spokesman This is despite the fact that the news of Chamisa's appointment was delivered by Morgan Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka who has since issued a press statement stating that he is the official voice of the ailing Tsvangirai. But on Thursday Tamborinyoka said he remained Tsvangirai's official spokesperson and whatever he publicized were the opposition leader's views. Spokesman Luke Tambor... [Full Article...]

Attack against Benghazi mosque, 1 dead and 55 injured

Attack against Benghazi mosque, 1 dead and 55 injured Local media are reporting that the bombing of the Abi Harira mosque in the Majuri neighborhood was carried out by an attacker with a bag of explosives. Haftar, who is seen as a potential contender in national elections, launched a military offensive in the city in 2014 following a series of bombing attacks. [Full Article...]

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote

Government Shutdown Averted Following House Of Representatives Vote Defense caps for each year would be raised by about $80 billion, while non-defense spending limits would be raised by about $60 billion. The first, conservative Republicans, worry the increased spending is fiscally irresponsible. "Fortunately, only "General" Paul - and the Taliban - think that's a good idea". House Democrats huddled for more than an hour Thursday night to decide how they should ... [Full Article...]

Democrats have leverage over Paul Ryan

Democrats have leverage over Paul Ryan The budget will now head to President Trump's desk for his signature. But Republican Senator Rand Paul raised concerns about U.S. debt and repeatedly blocked a speedy vote on the bill , insisting the chamber vote on his amendment to set strict budget caps. [Full Article...]

Tesla's losses expected to grow on Model 3 delays

Tesla had originally planned to reach the target by the end of 2017, but has since moved the deadline twice. The Model 3 is Tesla's first mass-production vehicle with an affordable price. While the pertinent figures are buried at the bottom of a long-winded financial report extolling the progress Tesla has made in 2017, they reveal a $675 million loss on $3.29 billion in revenue for the thr... [Full Article...]

Great white shark study shows no rise in numbers

Great white shark study shows no rise in numbers The Federal Government is calling for shark nets and drumlines off the West Australian coast, after it was revealed that there are twice as many great whites that of the eastern states. There are two white shark populations found in Australia; one living off the eastern coast, ranging from Victoria in the southeast to Queensland in the northeast and across to New Zealand; and the other livin... [Full Article...]

Toyota invests $69M in Japanese Uber rival backed by the taxi industry

Toyota invests $69M in Japanese Uber rival backed by the taxi industry The two companies expect to launch a joint venture in Japan soon with plans to start pilot programs in Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Tokyo and other locations this year. Uber and Didi, which are tech-based along with traditional makers of cars, are looking to get a leg up in the arena of ride-hailing, amidst a shift globally towards electric vehicles, autonomous driving and auto sharing. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: What You Need to Know

Winter Olympics 2018: What You Need to Know Curling is a staple at the Winter Olympics , but this is the first time mixed doubles curling will be played during Olympic competition. "Sports broadcasters today need to accelerate their workflows and maximize efficiency across every aspect of the media value chain, particularly for complex, large-scale events like the Winter Olympics ", said Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Av... [Full Article...]

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier warns Brexit transition period 'not a given'

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier warns Brexit transition period 'not a given' Mr Barnier said he had "not been in the last bit unscrupulous" or "vindictive", claiming the European Union "never wanted to punish" Britain. If the United Kingdom wants to enjoy the advantages of the single market and customs union, it has to accept all the rules and obligations until the end of the transition. [Full Article...]


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