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Canadian recycling plant workers find more than $100G stashed in TV set

Workers at a Canadian recycling plant were stunned last month when they found more than $100,000 sitting in the back of an old television set from the 1980s. The television had been sent to the Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) center in Barrie, Ont. about a year ago, according to the The workers found money wrapped in $50 bills.

Incoming! False Missile Warning Rattles Air Force Crew

It was just another typical day for U.S. Air Force personnel working at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany last week — until all psychic hell broke loose. The work-a-day routine was shattered with a simple red message on Valentine’s Day that suddenly popped up on the base’s computers: “MISSILE INBOUND.

Bishop Munib Younan of Palestine to Get 34th Niwano Peace Prize

TOKYO, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 34th Niwano Peace Prize to Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan of Palestine in recognition of perseverance and compassion in his work to encourage dialogue between interreligious groups in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Deer Jet Named "World's Best Private Jet Company"

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Deer Jet has been named the "World's Best Private Jet Company" at the 2017 World Tourism Awards, highlighting the world-class, distinctive design and excellence in service of the brand. Regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry,....

SM Optics Launches LIGHTMODE, Its New Metro Optical Platform at MWC 2017

MILAN, Feb 20, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SM Optics, a centre of competence in optical networking and R&D power house, will be presenting “LIGHTMODE” its new metro-optical platform at Mobile World Congress for multiservice OTN-based metro-access applications.

The Largest Vending Show China Produces: China International Self-service, Kiosk and Vending Show

SHANGHAI, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the largest and longest-running conference and trade show dedicated to the vending, self-service and OCS industries in China, the 14 [th] China International Self-service, Kiosk and Vending Show (CVS) will open its doors from April 26-28 this year, at Shanghai New International Expo Center.

Hutchison China Meditech Limited: Start of Phase II Savolitinib PSC trial in China

HONG KONG, CHINA, Feb 20, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2017) - Hutchison China Meditech Limited (aim:HCM) Press Release. Chi-Med Initiates a Phase II Study of Savolitinib in Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma. London: Monday, February 20, 2017: Hutchison....

Trox to Decrease Time to Market by Leveraging Existing Styles with Selection of Gerber's YuniquePLM® Software

Press Release Trox to Decrease Time to Market by Leveraging Existing Styles with Selection of Gerber's YuniquePLM® Software. TOLLAND, Conn., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets,....

How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots took it to another level by preemptively turning down an expected invitation from President Trump. Rest assured, they won’t be the last to mix sports and politics.

Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition party

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s legislature has approved amending a law governing political parties that would allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act clearly aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament.

TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between the nations.

Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador’s presidential vote

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador’s presidential election, although it was uncertain early Monday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival. With more than 81.

Push for bank staff to act in a 'fair and ethical' manner: review

A review by consultant Phil Khoury, commissioned by industry lobby group the Australian Bankers' Association, said an overhaul of the existing code of conduct was needed to win back the trust of consumers and small business. The review makes 99 recommendations to the current code of banking....

Carbon tax relief fleeting as high prices force energy rethink

Canberra has recently tagged "unrealistic", state-based, renewable energy targets for soaring prices and lower reliability, but Mr Frydenberg said a shift to new technology at the consumer level - "distributed generation" - would help. "This could be as simple as changing their retail plan, or might....

All eyes on Julie Bishop's visit to Washington for signs of normalisation between US and Australia

Analysts are carefully watching - perhaps hoping - for signs the US is reverting to a more conventional foreign policy after the early volley of presidential firecrackers. Australia has won a new notoriety in US politics over recent weeks, shared between popular late-night talk shows as well as....

Southcare to end Snowy Hydro partnership and fundraising events

The Southcare Trust's new rescue helicopter set to service the Canberra region from April will receive 70 per cent more funding from the ACT government than the current chopper. A new contract for the service will mark the end of the 18-year Snowy Hydro partnership and its traditional fundraising events, including the well-known Christmas gala.

Growth, rising share prices stoke optimism

Animal spirits are roaring their way back to stock markets in 2017 as signs become clearer that the world is experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. With prices rising, fund managers are recommending that clients go on the offensive in growth-related assets such as bank stocks and high-yield bonds, as well as commodities.

Bank of Singapore opens Dubai branch

Deputy Ruler of Dubai and DIFC president Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (third from left) and OCBC Bank's Group CEO Samuel Tsien (second from left) leading Bank of Singapore executives at the official opening of the bank's Dubai branch. Photo: BOS.

UPDATE2: Malaysia recalls envoy from N. Korea over murder of Kim Jong Nam

Malaysia said Monday it has recalled its ambassador from Pyongyang in connection with the suspected assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry also summoned the North Korean ambassador Kang Chol in the morning to lodge a protest....

Westpac breached Hager's privacy, commissioner finds 6 hours ago

UPDATED 8.22pm The Privacy Commissioner has found that Westpac breached the privacy of investigative journalist Nicky Hager - by releasing his personal information to the Police without a warrant. LISTEN ABOVE: Senior litigator and privacy specialist Kathryn Dalziel spoke to Larry Williams about the case.

Phil Goff: Auckland Council taskforce considering putting liability back on builders

Putting the liability back on builders is one option being considered by a new Auckland housing taskforce. Auckland mayor Phil Goff today met his taskforce of bankers, economists, planners, developers and building industry representatives. The taskforce discussed how the leaky building saga had slowed the building inspection process.

PPPs to drive China infrastructure investments: Fitch

BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Public-private partnerships (PPPs) will be the main financing model Chinese local governments use for infrastructure investments up to 2020, with state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to play the leading role, global ratings agency Fitch said Monday.

Beijing calls a halt to electric bike-share plan

Electric bikes for share are placed along a street in Beijing. (Photo/Beijing Morning Post) Beijing's transport administration has urgently put the brakes on an electric bike-share program, reiterating that bikes without license plates cannot run on the city's roads, Beijing Morning Post reported.

Alibaba partners with Bailian Group

ALIBABA and local retail conglomerate Bailian Group has announced a strategic alliance today to pushing forward partnership in new retail formats. The two parties will share resources in terms of offline retail branches, merchandising capability, logistics facilities and Internet technologies.

TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between the nations.

Tokyo stocks eke out gains as yen's slight retreat pares losses

TOKYO, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks eked out gains on Monday as the yen's depreciation after its persistent strength throughout the day against the U.S. dollar helped trim losses. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 16.46 points, or 0.09 percent, from Friday at 19,251.08.

Malaysia summons N. Korea envoy as Kim killing row deepens

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia summoned the North Korean ambassador on Monday for a dressing-down over Pyongyang's attack on its investigation into the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Nam's brother, deepening a diplomatic row. Five North Koreans are in the frame for last week's airport killing, drawing a....

Anhui Protects Traditional Operas

Authorities in east China's Anhui Province are making efforts to protect traditional operas that see decreasing audience and dwindling influence. The provincial department of culture has worked out a plan to make the operas part of the province's cultural development scheme and promised ample....

Employees across US fired after joining ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest

More than 100 protesters across the country were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last week's "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration. Restaurants and day cares were among the businesses in states like Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and New York where bosses fired workers after they didn't show up for work in order to protest....

The 10 fintech firms to watch

They may not have the brand recognition of fintech up-and-comers in the consumer finance space, but there are many capital markets-focused fintech start-ups that are well placed to disrupt or transform business in the wholesale markets. Finding the best of these prospects is no easy task.

Nagaland crisis: Its not just sexism, the North Eastern state also has a problem with implementation of law

By any reasonable yardstick, the fact that the North Eastern state of Nagaland does not have a single member of the Opposition is insane. No, a single party or coalition did not win all of the 60 seats in the Legislative Assembly Elections. The mind-boggling fact is that every elected member joined....
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