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World UK Academics Strike Amid Pension Dispute
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Independent forecasting estimates that a typical lecturer would lose £10,000 a year in retirement as a result of the reforms. The strike is set to continue for the next four weeks and staff will strike for a total of 14 days . The SU on Wednesday passed a motion which supported the strikes. In the first wave of a month-long programme of strikes, lecturers walked out at 57 universities on Thursday and Friday.

World Canada's Larocque apologizes after removing her silver medal
Author: 0 Canada's Larocque apologizes after removing her silver medal

A Canadian hockey player took off her silver medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics in protest after coming in second to United States rivals. Through 14 days, 10 of Canada's best-ever 27 medals are gold. The first goal of the game was scored by Germany's Brooks Macek late in the period in a five-on-three situation. Noreau, a defenseman rifled a shot past Finland goaltender Mikko Koskinen at the 55 second mark of the third period.

World Teen arrested after making threats to Sayre High School
Author: 0 Teen arrested after making threats to Sayre High School

The Snapchat post was sent out at about 5 a.m. SPD officers located the senior at school. And in Plattsmouth, school was canceled Wednesday because of a pair of threats, one of which was deemed credible. Northeast became aware of the threat after other students reported it, and Lincoln police are praising them tonight saying they did the right thing.

World Trump pushes plan to arm teachers, suggests deputy a 'coward'
Author: 0 Trump pushes plan to arm teachers, suggests deputy a 'coward'

In the aftermath of the Florida school massacre, President Trump has told grieving family members and teen survivors that "we're going to settle this all together". Several teachers at Stoneman Douglas and the head of the county school system where the shooting took place said they were skeptical about Trump's suggestion.

World Florida shooting: Bullets flew for 4 minutes as armed deputy waited outside
Author: 0 Florida shooting: Bullets flew for 4 minutes as armed deputy waited outside

This walk-out was in solidarity with walk-outs across the country - including at the school in Florida, where the deadly shooting occurred - to demand gun control legislation to prevent future tragedies. Kuhlmeier . That is comparable to or greater than the number in other large districts. Demiraj registered to vote as soon as the rally ended and said the Parkland shooting will influence her vote.

World Trump Reiterates Call for Teachers to be Armed
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There should have been one school shooting , and we should have fixed it. Summing up the opposition of many lawmakers, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal called the idea of arming teachers " toxic lunacy - an NRA-backed distraction from common sense action".

World Texas superintendent vows to suspend students who walkout to protest guns
Author: 0 Texas superintendent vows to suspend students who walkout to protest guns

Student organizers in Florida are planning a march in Washington next month to demand stricter gun legislation. "That's the point", he said. Many asking for gun control and safer schools. Lambright said she was heartbroken by the Parkland shooting and she thought the walkout would be a peaceful way to protest gun violence. More than 30 students left their classes Wednesday afternoon at Venice High School.

World Upstate residents remember Rev. Billy Graham
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On Wednesday, Arkansans and former Arkansans remembered their encounters with Graham. "Billy Graham is the closest thing to a national pope that we shall ever see", journalist Garry Wills once wrote in The Washington Post. He says Graham's son Franklin Graham will perform the eulogy. Graham had been ailing in recent years and died at his home in Montreat, N.C. He rarely appeared in public anymore, although he attended his 95th birthday celebration in November 2013.

World Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark
Author: 0 Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark

After an ugly 0-3 start Canada (3-4) rebounded with three straight wins but the loss to China may have been a blow they can not recover from. I have so much fun going fast and pushing myself to the limit on downhill skis there is nothing else I would rather do.

World Sunnyside police say online threats were from a month-old post
Author: 0 Sunnyside police say online threats were from a month-old post

The student who made the statements was placed in a secure facility Friday afternoon, and charges against a juvenile have been referred to the Department of Human Services following the investigation, according to the release. Police asked parents to remain calm as the investigation continued. As the exercise was about to begin Monday morning, a student notified the administration of the picture on social media that showed the potential threat.

World How F-16I loss will reshape Israel's offensive strategy
Author: 0 How F-16I loss will reshape Israel's offensive strategy

Buchanan suggests what's needed now is "active diplomacy, not military action ." . US President Donald Trump has opted to take a back seat while all this is going on. They've all learned - Russian Federation from Afghanistan, Iran from the Iran-Iraq war, Israel from south Lebanon, and the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan - that their publics will not tolerate large numbers of body bags fighting any ground war in the Middle East.

World Canada murder case prompts rival crowdfunding campaigns for killer and victim's family
Author: 0 Canada murder case prompts rival crowdfunding campaigns for killer and victim's family

Stanley testified that he was scared for his wife and son's safety. Stanley fired shots from a pistol as two of the friends ran from the vehicle. The practice, known as a preemptory challenge, has been criticized for giving lawyers a limited number of vetoes that can be used to reject unwanted candidates, for which they're not required to give a reason.

World Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms
Author: 0 Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms

Bloomberg News reports, " The deal would be at least partly paid for by cuts to mandatory spending programs elsewhere in the budget, according to the Republican summary". If neither a full budget nor a stopgap measure is passed by 12:01 a.m. Friday, the government will shut down, during which "non-essential" services will be suspended and hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be furloughed.

World Oil Drops Below $60 as US Shale `Backlash' Rattles Traders
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This increase was one of the factors that supported oil prices in late 2017 as it led to drawdowns in USA oil inventories - a closely watched gauge of supply and demand. "Prices in the oil market entered the stabilization phase", Maduro said after meeting in Caracas with OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo. As China continues to increase oil imports, more oil producers will be vying to raise their share of the world's top crude oil import market.

World Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018
Author: 0 Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018

Trump can't expect many Republicans to ever get behind his plan, which goes far beyond curbs on illegal immigration to restrict legal immigration in cruel ways that would harm US competitiveness and standing. "We'll do a shutdown and it's worth it for our country". "I can keep them here until three in the morning", Paul said on Fox News Thursday evening.

Author: 0 Biggest 1-day drops for the Dow Jones industrial average

Asian shares have opened lower and are tracking the overnight plunge on Wall Street. "Tokyo led a collapse throughout the region, diving more than five percent, with Hong Kong down more than four percent and Sydney sinking three percent".

World North Korea holds military parade ahead of Winter Olympics
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The South Koreans were understandably dubious. The North's Olympic "detente" is a striking shift in tactics. It shows North Korea winning on an global stage and that is channelled directly back. "I never imagined myself being here for one year and doing this", Gomez said. It's in charge of North Korean propaganda, which is so influential. Who knows what might have happened if there had been no Winter Olympics in South Korea? Iran, where Samsung has a strong presence on the high street, ...

World WH Communications Director Hope Hicks in Spotlight of Porter Scandal
Author: 0 WH Communications Director Hope Hicks in Spotlight of Porter Scandal

Reports suggested that Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about these allegations and protected Porter. Top Trump aide Hope Hicks has found herself at the center of the domestic abuse scandal that's rocking The White House. He was bombarded by questions on a senior White House advisor's sudden exit. "If John Kelly is covering this up, he needs to be held accountable, no if, ands or buts about it".

World Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea
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US officials declined to provide details of the expected sanctions. USA officials have declined to elaborate on the sanctions Pence mentioned, saying any further information could help countries that might try to get around the measures - an apparent oblique reference to Chinese vessels that have been caught on satellite trading oil with North Korean ships in violation of United Nations sanctions.

World Hours from deadline, US Congress to vote to avert shutdown
Author: 0 Hours from deadline, US Congress to vote to avert shutdown

Republicans pointed to money they have long sought for the Pentagon . That means House Speaker Paul Ryan will likely need the votes of Democrats , who are mixed on supporting spending legislation that does not include a clear path for passing legislation to protect the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.

World Kelowna chamber calls for cooler heads in Alberta-BC battle
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But the irony is that a ban on BC wine imports hurts conservative and centrist parts of BC in the Okanagan. "They didn't really have anything to do with this conflict". "The implications of such a threat strike directly at the heart of our country's oil and natural gas producers, and producing provinces, energy customers in the Lower Mainland, Canada , USA and overseas, and the men and women who earn a living supporting the energy industry in this country", wrote Kinder Morgan Canada CEO ...

World Trump says he'd love to see another shutdown; Senate nears a deal
Author: 0 Trump says he'd love to see another shutdown; Senate nears a deal

An agreement on the caps could incentivize lawmakers from both parties to avoid another shutdown showdown, though some Democrats still want to hold out for more demands on new protections for young illegal immigrant "Dreamers" - a sticking point that helped contribute to a three-day partial shutdown of the government last month .

World Flu death toll rises to 91 in Pa.
Author: 0 Flu death toll rises to 91 in Pa.

While federal health officials several weeks ago hinted this year's flu outbreak might be reaching its peak, infection rates still were rising as of late last week. As of February 5, influenza and pneumonia have been linked as a factor in 837 deaths in Kansas. Anyone can get the flu year round, although flu activity tends to be the highest from December-March.

World Wizards get over Wall, top Thunder
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Davis , the top-overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, now has 8,072 career points as a member of the Pelicans . When Oklahoma City was unable to stop the ball on initial dribble penetration in screen-and-rolls, Davis was able to roll hard for lob dunks over the top of the defense.

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