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US envoy briefs Afghan officials on talks with the Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan president's office says U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad shared details of his recent talks with the Taliban in Qatar with President Ashraf Ghani and other government officials. Monday's statement quotes Khalilzad as saying he held talks about a cease-fire with....
 

Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he'd accept

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50." As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he....

Entertainment 29 MINS AGO Russian police recover painting stolen in broad daylight

MOSCOW (AP) - Police have found the painting that was stolen a day ago from Moscow's famed museum of Russian art in broad daylight. The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was stolen in front of confused visitors Sunday at the Tretyakov Gallery.

Sports AP Top Sports News at 3:10 a.m. EST

Pats, Rams arrive in Atlanta, get ready for Super Bowl week. Harden scores 40 in Rockets' 103-98 comeback win over Magic. Top-ranked Justin Rose wins Farmers Insurance Open. AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando. Chen wins third straight national title with ease. Longtime San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan dies.

Methodist Bishop kick against ban on caning i...

Ghana risks a total breakdown of discipline in schools and within the larger Ghanaian society, if the Ghana Education Service, GES, continues to relax caning, otherwise known as corporal punishment in schools. That's according to Rt. Rev. Samuel K. Osabutey, Diocesan Bishop of Accra, Methodist Church, Ghana.

Ghana Stock Exchange calls fo...

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has called for a formalised forex trading platform that will see the local currency bought and sold in a much more transparent manner. “Ghana should have a formal and centralised reporting framework for forex trading for better price discovery in foreign exchange market....

Hand Pollination programme is a silent threat...

In a bid to boost Ghana’s cocoa production, the government introduced the Hand Pollination Programme in 2017, an artificial process where the pollen is taken from the flower on the same tree or nearby trees and attached to or dropped on the stigma leading to cross-pollination.

Gov't reiterated commitment to free, quality ...

The Deputy Minister of Education, Kwabena Osei Adutwum, has reiterated government’s determination to go to every length to ensure that all Ghanaian children have access to quality education. No child should be denied the opportunity of going to school because of the financial situation of their parents or guardians, he said.

Ghana’s debt as at November 2018 hits 172.9 b...

The total amount that Ghana owes reached 172.9 billion cedis in November 2018. This is according to data from the Bank of Ghana. The Summary of Economic and Financial data by the central bank shows that between July and November 2018, the country added 13.2 billion cedis to its debt. The figure went up from 159.

Chinese senior travel market grows in potential

(Photo/Hangzhou Daily) More senior Chinese citizens are leaving home to enjoy travel than ever before, thanks to added savings and time, combined with the fact that many people pay for tours as a gift to their parents, Workers Daily reported on Jan. 23. According to lvmama.

China adds more commodity options to hedge price risks

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday launched options for natural rubber, cotton and corn, adding to the tools available to hedge price risks in the world's major commodity market. Approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) early this month, the new options trading on the....

Chinese envoys say fabricated accusation against Huawei harmful to free, fair competition

LONDON/BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Senior Chinese diplomats in Europe have recently slammed the "groundless" accusation against Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei, stressing that Huawei does not pose any threat to any country. A signed piece by Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to Britain, was....

South China's Guangdong sets 6-6.5 pct target for economic growth this year

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangdong Province is targetting 6 percent to 6.5 percent economic growth this year, according to Governor Ma Xingrui on Monday. Guangdong, one of China's economic powerhouses, recorded a 6.8 percent GDP growth to hit 9.73 trillion yuan (about 1.44 trillion U.

Jeff Rumburg of MetricNet Named to HDI's Top 25 Thought Leaders List for 2018

MCLEAN, Va. Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Jeff Rumburg , Managing Partner of MetricNet, LLC, was named one of HDI's Top 25 Thought Leaders for 2018 . Mr. Rumburg is among an elite group of individuals chosen for this award that have deep knowledge of the industry's greatest challenges and triumphs.

China 'Blue Sky Action Plan' Drives Demand for Alfdex-separator

LUND, Sweden Jan. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfdex AB, a 50/50 joint venture between Alfa Laval and Concentric, today announce that they will expand its manufacturing unit in China during first half of 2019 to capture the demand driven by the Chinese action plan to improve the air quality, called the "Blue Sky Action Plan".

INVISIO Awarded GSA Status and Contract in the US

STOCKHOLM Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- INVISIO has been awarded GSA status and a Schedule 84 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. The IDIQ contract allows federal, state and local government entities to quickly and efficiently....

Don’t expect to grow in next 2 years: Audi India

Highlights The German luxury carmaker, which entered India around 2007, has been in the middle of a slowdown even as compatriots Mercedes-Benz and BMW have sailed past it, and are witnessing growth; Audi, which once was the top luxury seller in the country (it’s now Mercedes), has seen its volumes....

MP seeks Centre's help to get lions from Gujarat

NEW DELHI: The Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre's help in getting Asiatic lions from Gujarat 's Gir which has been delayed by over five years despite a Supreme Court order, according to official documents. In a letter to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, it said the....

Tyre companies, suppliers under lens for GST violations

NEW DELHI: Tyre suppliers and leading manufacturers — including JK Tyre, Apollo, Ceat and MRF — are under the scanner for possible misuse of provisions related to GST, with authorities also probing if there were instances of tax evasion. Sources said authorities are examining multiple issues, which....

3-fold increase in UP’s volunteer base: Youth Cong

LUCKNOW: Claiming a three-fold increase in its membership in Uttar Pradesh, Indian national president Keshav Chand Yadav said that the grand old party would give BJP its toughest fight in UP. Speaking to TOI, Yadav said, “The Youth Congress membership stood at around 3 lakh in 2014. In fact, it declined further after the election.

Ready to step down: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy

BENGALURU:Agitated Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said that he is ready to step down after Congress MLAs, who are in coalition government with Kumaraswamy's JDS, reportedly said " is their leader'. He said, "Congress MLAs say Siddaramaiah is their leader, Congress leaders have to....

Russian police recover painting stolen in broad daylight

A group of police officer is seen through a glass door at the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Russia’s ministry of culture has estimated the insurance value of Arkhip Kuindzhi’s Ai Petri. Crimea painting ... MOSCOW (AP) - Police have found the painting that....

ZANU PF Youth Loot Bus Terminus In Broad Daylight, But MDC MP Gets Arrested, kutonga kwaro!

CHIWUNDURA legislator Livingstone Chimina (MDC Alliance) has been further remanded in custody to February 11 in a case where he stands accused of allegedly assaulting Zanu PF youths who invaded Gweru’s Kudzanayi bus terms and extorted money from buses drivers. B.

Federal Liberal Minister plays down prospect of exodus ahead of federal election

West Australian Federal Minister Ken Wyatt has played down the prospect of a mass exodus of senior Liberals in the lead up to this year's election. The Aged Care Minister, who holds the marginal seat of Hasluck in Perth's eastern suburbs, said he was "absolutely" committed to contesting the poll. "I'm not going anywhere," he said.

'Hostile environment' policies means terminally-ill man charged more than £30k for UK hospital treatment

A father-of-two who could just have weeks left to live is being charged more than 30,000 for his end-of-life care at a Birmingham hospital. Nasar Ullah Khan was refused a lifesaving transplant just before Christmas because of his immigration status. The Pakistani citizen, who is in a fragile....

Counterfeit cigarette warning

Cheap, illegal cigarettes are rife in the market, says the Local Government Association ( LGA ), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales. Criminals selling them on Facebook and rogue traders using sophisticated secret places to store them are undermining official efforts to reduce smoking, says the LGA.

BUY, BUY, BUY Lloyds Bank launches 100% mortgage with NO deposit

IF you have or haven't got a deposit lined-up to buy a home, shopping around for a mortgage is the same. Websites like Moneysupermarket and Moneyfacts have mortgage sections so you can compare costs and all the banks and building societies have their offers available on their sites too.

Call For Dedicated Tourist Office In Killaloe

Shannon Heritage is being accused of abdicating its responsibility by not running a dedicated tourist information office in Killaloe. Fianna Fáil’s Tony O’Brien is calling on the local authority to work with Shannon Heritage to put one in place for the 2019 tourism season.

Chemesis International Inc. to Construct GMP Certified Extraction Facility & Production Lab in Bogota, Colombia

) (the “Company” or “Chemesis”), announces its wholly owned subsidiary La Finca Interacviva-Arachna Med (“La Finca”) plans to commence construction of its GMP certified extraction facility before the end of Q1, 2019. The state-of-the-art facility will also house a certified production lab, which....

Ag secretary talks conservation

I recently shared an hour with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig for a live Iowa Learning Farms webinar about conservation in Iowa. Naig was elected to office in November 2018 but has been in the role since spring 2018, when he was appointed to fill the post when Bill Northey was confirmed as....

Checks for sulfur response could be worth time

New data from 2018 shows that sulfur increases soybean yields more than half the time. Would some sort of check in my fields be a good idea? Would I need a check in every field? How do I set up a check to see if sulfur helps my bean yields? The Indiana certified crop adviser panel answering this....
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