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Markets UN chief names Swede as deputy chief of UN Women
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The Ministry of Detainees and Ex-Detainee Affairs confirmed in a report issued today that Israeli authorities are not doing enough to prevent the violation of civil and human rights of Palestinian female prisoners. Then, several decades later in 1975, the year of the first United Nations (UN) Conference on Women, the UN began an annual recognition and celebration of IWD.

Markets Dick's Sued Over New Gun Policy
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Earlier on February 28, Dick's announced that it would stop selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines at the 35 Field & Stream stores, and raised its minimum age for buying a firearm to 21. On March 3rd, after both Walmart and Dick's had announced their new policies, he attempted to buy a gun from Walmart and was again turned away. Attorney Joshua Prince similarly warns that age-based policies adopted by merchants in gun sales could run afoul of discrimination laws in ...

Markets Allegiant to add 3 new routes to Myrtle Beach Airport in June
Author: 0 Allegiant to add 3 new routes to Myrtle Beach Airport in June

With the addition of this new Orlando route, Allegiant will now serve four cities from Syracuse Hancock International Airport. BJNN asked if the Syracuse airport had used any grants to offer the airline incentives to secure the flights, like it has done in the past.

Markets Air India Launches Direct Five-Hour Flights Between Delhi and Tel Aviv
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Now the only other airline to fly between the two countries is Israeli flag carrier El Al, which is forced to take an elongated route to avoid Saudi airspace. Flying over Saudi Arabia significantly shortens the route's flight time. Mr. Netanyahu discussed the launch of direct Air India flights to Israel with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while on a state visit to India in January.

Markets Prime time: Amazon brings free, two-hour Whole…
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The e-commerce giant launched the service last month in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach and plans further expansion across the US throughout 2018. Amazon doesn't say whether or not every item Whole Foods sells is eligible for Prime Now, though it does say that "thousands of items across fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and every day staples", are.

Markets Broadcom-Qualcomm Merger May Pose National Security Risk
Author: 0 Broadcom-Qualcomm Merger May Pose National Security Risk

Part of CFIUS' current concern, which is echoed in a letter Mr Cornyn sent to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin last week, could lie in the fact that Broadcom has failed to strike a deal with Qualcomm . concerns about safeguarding semiconductor technology. Hock Tan, Broadcom's chief executive officer, joined US President Donald Trump in the White House past year to announce he was moving Broadcom's headquarters to the US from Singapore-a move that appeared created to appease US ...

Markets Snapdragon 845 processor and 'best' camera information leak in Nokia 9
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However, there is some good news for Nokia fans as a recent report by Nokia PowerUser has claimed that the Nokia 8 Pro and Nokia 9 is still in works and could be unveiled together sometime later in the year. Nokia 9 will sport a larger 5.7-inch display. The Nokia 8 will be retailing for 24,990, down P5,000 from its launch price of P29,990 . It includes a 12 megapixel and another 13-megapixel sensor.

Markets SpaceX ready to try again with Spanish satellite launch
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This time the payload is a communication satellite, weighing 60 ton. The satellite is the heaviest SpaceX has ever sent into orbit. The satellite will provide high-def TV broadcasts in Spanish and Portuguese to viewers in the Americas, Europe and North Africa.

Markets Washington becomes first state to pass net neutrality law after FCC repeal
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Your internet service should be free of slow lanes and corporate favoritism if legislation just signed in Washington state and awaiting the governor's signature in OR works as intended. ISPs have said they don't and won't block or throttle, but generally want the freedom to experiment with paid prioritization business models, though they have signaled that doesn't mean creating fast and slow "lanes".

Markets May warns developers to build United Kingdom homes or lose future permits
Author: 0 May warns developers to build United Kingdom homes or lose future permits

The consultation on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework will run until 10 May 2018. Mrs May said: "This Government is rewriting the rules on planning". Theresa May will blame the housing crisis on "nimby councils" in a speech today - it's a cheap piece of spin barely disguising a 30 year Tory attack on council house building.

Markets Oscars 2018: Netflix's Icarus Wins Best Documentary
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The filmmakers dedicated their award to the Russian chemist and whistleblower and chemist Dr. In 2014, playwright-turned-filmmaker Bryan Fogel set out to make a gonzo documentary (streaming on Netflix Friday) about steroid use in the vein of 2004's Super Size Me, in which Morgan Spurlock ate only McDonald's for a month to show the effect of fast food on the body.

Markets Why Amazon Might be Looking to Team up With Big Banks
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In addition, almost 50 percent would use a savings account if Amazon were to offer one to its clients. Amazon did not immediately respond for comment. It's important to note that the venture wouldn't include Amazon's transforming into a bank, The Wall Street Journal noted. Either way, it's yet more proof that Amazon is examining every service that costs it money and wondering if it can do better itself.

Markets Kent homes without water after pipes burst
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Residents in Rotherfield were forced to queue for bottled water yesterday (Sunday, March 4) as people were urged to use water sparingly. "I have sought assurances from Thames Water that they are doing everything possible to fix the problems and get the supply switched back on for everyone".

Markets SCREEEECH: US national security agency puts brakes on Qualcomm takeover
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American regulators have asked the chip maker Qualcomm to delay its annual shareholder meeting to give them time to investigate whether a takeover bid by Broadcom , a Singapore-based rival, would threaten national security. "This measure will afford CFIUS the ability to investigate fully Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm ". Broadcom shareholders will vote on the proposal by May 6, after which it must be confirmed by a judge.

Markets Wilbur Ross defends White House tariffs with a can of Campbell's soup
Author: 0 Wilbur Ross defends White House tariffs with a can of Campbell's soup

The secretary made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with USA broadcaster ABC, saying that "the decision obviously is his, but as of the moment he's talking about a fairly broad brush". trading partners and criticism from fellow Republicans. S. government is proposing is about $9 billion a year, a fraction of 1 percent of the economy .

Markets Cisco Systems (CSCO) Reaches New 12-Month High Following Earnings Beat
Author: 0 Cisco Systems (CSCO) Reaches New 12-Month High Following Earnings Beat

It turned negative, as 74 investors sold CSCO shares while 637 reduced holdings. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new stake in Cisco Systems during the 2nd quarter valued at $104,000. Shares of the world's biggest producer of vital data connectors like routers and switches were up 7.7 percent at $45.53 in premarket trading. Among 34 analysts covering Chevron Corporation ( NYSE:CVX ), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold.

Markets Uber and Lyft drivers make little money
Author: 0 Uber and Lyft drivers make little money

Median drivers for Uber and Lyft earn 59 cents for each mile they drive, the study found, but also lose 30 cents every mile. Researchers surveyed over 1,100 drivers and analyzed vehicle cost data, including insurance, repairs, and fuel.

Markets Mueller probing Trump's attacks on attorney general
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To some in Trump's inner circle, removing Sessions would make it easier to fire Mueller III, whose fate ultimately is determined by the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . That focus likely includes the tweet Trump sent Wednesday, berating Sessions for not pushing to counter Mueller's investigation, as well as his ongoing campaign to humiliate Sessions into resigning.

Markets Dublin Airport Suspending ALL Flights Until Saturday
Author: 0 Dublin Airport Suspending ALL Flights Until Saturday

Aer Lingus had planned to return to full operations in the morning but have now had to cancel over 50 flights. The announcemnt comes following Met Eireann's decision to extend the red weather warning for eastern counties until at least 9am tomorrow.

Markets Powell says Fed still believes rates can go up gradually
Author: 0 Powell says Fed still believes rates can go up gradually

The S&P 500 Index , underlying reference of the $275bn SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY US), fell 10% between 26th January and 8th February. "The market is responding to a series of cross-currents", Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial Inc., said by phone.

Markets Dollar climbs to five-week peak on U.S. rate view
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On Thursday, the Fed chief will deliver more testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee . Powell's more measured comments on wages took some of the heat out of the US Dollar ( USD ), creating some doubt over the prospect of the central bank raising interest rates four times over the course of 2018.

Markets State Dept. Clears Ukraine's Javelin Missile & Launcher Procurement Request
Author: 0 State Dept. Clears Ukraine's Javelin Missile & Launcher Procurement Request

Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces. Congress will now have 30 days to approve or block the weapons sale. The long-awaited move, which lawmakers of both parties have been urging for years, deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Moscow.

Markets Tripura: BSF keeping close vigil on B'desh border ahead of counting
Author: 0 Tripura: BSF keeping close vigil on B'desh border ahead of counting

While the Congress has been ruling Meghalaya for 10 years, the Naga People's Front (NFP) has been in power in Nagaland since 2003, except for a three-month period of President's rule in 2008. The party had contested 50 seats in the last assembly polls in 2013 and its candidates forfeited their deposits on 49 seats. BJP is likely to win in the state with NDPP.