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By The TRUTH HOUND Stop the Presses News & Commentary LAS VEGAS, Nev.— The land policies of the federal government, which commandeers about 640 million acres nationwide (28% of the 2.27 billion acres of the overall U.S.), do indeed call into question the very nature of such massive land control. The concentration of federal land ownership in the American West is especially staggering, with over 80% of Nevada falling under federal jurisdiction. Behind the façade of often tedious, misleading courtroom arguments, that's the real issue in the first trial of the landmark Cliven Bundy property-rights casein which the jury deadlocked on April 24. The opening trial started Feb. 6 and has dragged on longer than expected—concerning a case in which federal land jurisdiction and control are the true bedrock issues. But such issues have been buried under loads of lurid legal scenarios painted by the prosecution, which evidently seeks to paint all the defendants as far-right armed insurrectionists who would overturn government land mismanagement at gunpoint if necessary.
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The school held a simultaneous counter-event in the stadium called Aggies United, with speakers and musical acts, instead of a potential confrontation at the building where the speech was held, spokeswoman Amy Smith said. Berkeley's cancellation of Coulter's appearance came days after violent clashes at a rally in support of President Donald Trump off campus, in downtown Berkeley. Students who invited her have sued the university, saying it is violating their right to free speech. Coulter has said she might come to Berkeley on Thursday anyway. The university says it's bracing for possible violence whether she shows up or not. Protests on the Berkeley campus that stopped a speech of right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos on Feb. 1 resulted in injuries to six people and three arrests. Prosecutors have declined to press charges in two of those cases, the school said.
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SANDAKAN: Six public parks under the Sandakan Municipal Council are gazetted as non-smoking areas effective June 1. The parks are the Tun Abdul Razak Memorial and Pavilion Park, Harbour View, Sea View, IJM Batu 6, Padang Bandaran and Sandakan Municipal Council Square. Sandakan district health officer Dr Johari Awang Besar said the proclamation was aimed at protecting the non-smokers from the dangers of passive smoking. He said it was in line with Rule 11 (1) of the Control of Tobacco Products (Amendment) Regulations 2017 that came into force for public parks across the country starting Feb 1. Those caught flouting the rule were liable for a RM250 maximum compound and offenders could also be fined up to RM10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding two years upon conviction, he told reporters here today. Johari said the proclamation (of the parks as non-smoking areas) was in accordance with Rule 11 (1) that smoking was also banned in public places such as open air public transport stops and terminal; air-conditioned food outlets; and stadiums that had been listed as 100% non-smoking areas, from cigars, any tobacco products and e-cigarette.
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"Apart from BNM, police also have the power to freeze the bank accounts of companies suspected to be involved in cheating or money-laundering activities," said Abu Hassan. He told the daily that BNM had, on its Feb 24 update, listed JJ Poor To Rich and two related companiesJJ Global Network and JJPTR – on its Financial Consumer Alert (FCA) list of companies and websites that were not authorised or approved under the laws and regulations administered by the central bank. Abu Hassan pointed out that the three had registered with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) as forex trading companies. On the surface, they are legitimate companies but their activities might not be legitimate, he said, adding that they do not have licences issued by BNM. JJPTR, which promises 20% monthly profits, was reported to have collapsed over the weekend after its accounts were hacked.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 57,519 cases of violence against women were reported since 2010 until March 2017 according to police statistics. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Chew Mei Fun said the number comprised domestic violence cases and criminal cases under the Penal Code involving women as victims such as cases of molestation, incest, rape and unnatural offences. "A total of 23,212 cases (40%) are domestic violence cases involving women as victims while 28,365 cases of child abuse were reported to the Welfare Department from 2010 to 2016," she told the Dewan Negara sitting here today. Chew was replying to Senator Engku Naimah Taib on the number of cases relating to violence against women as well as cases of abuse and neglect of children from 2010 to 2017. Engku Naimah also wanted to know the effectiveness of the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Act 521) Amendment 2012 in curbing violence against women and abuse of Chew said the government approved the first amendment on the Domestic Act 1994 on Dec 21, 2015 and its enforcement on Feb 20, 2013 to expand the definition of domestic violence from the physical aspect covering emotional, mental and psychological abuse, use of intoxicants and substances that caused delusions to victims, including child victims.
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Officials immediately identified the only missing person from the plane, Abdullahi Abdisalam Borleh, as the person carrying the laptop that contained the bomb. Borleh was sucked through the hole created by the blast. An investigation into the bombing found that the plotters, led by suspected mastermind Abdullahi Arays Hashi, smuggled the laptop into the airport twice before the explosion. Officials say that on Feb. 1, 2016, airport security official Abdiweli Maow sneaked it through a gate reserved for employees. He then handed it over to the would-be bomber, Borleh, but Borleh's flight that day was canceled. Maow and Borleh made a second attempt on the following day. This time, the laptop went through security scans, but nothing was detected. Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute is chief prosecutor of the military court that prosecuted the suspects. He blames lack of skills by airport security staffers and the fact that the technique used by al-Shabab was new to them.
Politico
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Putin was personally involved in approving a loan from the bank to Eclipse, according to court records. “The Eclipse project is one of the top priority to be funded and has been approved by Prime Minister Putin,” the minutes of an Eclipse board meeting Feb. 16, 2009, said, referring to ETIRC’s planned purchase of Eclipse. But the funding apparently never materialized, and the sale didnt go through. Instead, Alptekin and partners bought the old company’s assets for $40 million and formed a company called Eclipse Aerospace . When the company sought bankruptcy protection, it had declared assets valued at almost $1.1 billion. “I think it was a good deal,” Alptekin said in his interview with POLITICO. Alptekin acknowledged ETIRC’s negotiations with the bank chaired by Putin, but said he never interacted with any Russian officials. There are no Russians involved in the new company, he said.
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He described the dividend payout totalling RM157.5 billion since PNB’s inception until the first quarter of this year as very encouraging Describing his stint at PNB (with Skim Amanah Saham Nasional) from July 2, 1979 until Feb 2, 1985 as a good experience, he recounted that although Tun Ismail Ali (PNB first chairman) was soft spoken, he instilled 'management by fear' and was highly respected for not compromising on integrity. Ahmad Zahid also commended the MSAM 2017 organiser for being able to attract 183,426 visitors, exceeding its target of 150,000. — Bernama
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The prime minister said out of the eight principles, namely education, Islamic legislation, economy, politics, health, social aspects, culture, and infrastructure and environment, education recorded the highest score with 82.5 per cent, which was an achievement to be proud of. "This is a most historic and resounding success, and it becomes more interesting when it is also recognised by other parties, through the presence of the King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the ‘Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ in Malaysia from Feb 26 to March 1, " he said. Najib said besides the strengthening of ties between Malaysia and the Gulf state, the visit was also a recognition of the country’s success in implementing its policies, particularly in upholding Islam and advancing the Ummah. In the meantime, the Prime Minister also announced an incentive of RM10,000 for private tahfiz institutions which were registered with the state religious authorities.
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Liow said improvements on the four main aspects had been identified and the ministry was committed to improving public bus services in the country and was learning from the various incidents that occurred on the road. He said the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) had also organised the Laboratory on Express Bus Transformation Work beginning on Feb 20 until April 7 as one of the efforts to improve express bus operations in the country. "The report on the accident in Pagoh, Johor had also been adopted as the main reference in outlining transformation of the bus industry in Malaysia,” he said. The accident at about 3.30am involved an express bus which was travelling from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad (pix) has said the negative publicity, which had greeted her appointment as Attorney General will not deter her from carrying out her duties as auditor general. The newly minted auditor general's partiality was questioned by the opposition after it revealed that her husband had professed loyalty at an Umno division meeting to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak at a meeting. But Madinah has put the negative publicity behind her and after two months in the job, she said it was an "enriching" experience and said she is focused on her tasks. She was appointed on Feb 20. "All of that is behind me now because I'm now concentrating fully on my task, and I think I have a lot to deliver to the people and government," Madinah told reporters after delivering a lecture on Accountability in Financial Management in Education Sector at the Universiti Islam Antarabangsa here today.
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Matt and his brother Jeff haven't shown any signs of their broken incarnation since rejoining WWE at WrestleMania. WWE's writers will suddenly have a wealth of options for the tag champs if The Hardys start embracing who they were at the end of their Impact Wrestling run. Raw Streaks When healthy, Balor has been unstoppable. WWE has booked the former NXT champ very strongly to open his tenure on the main roster. That continued on the most recent edition of Raw, when Balor took down Curt Hawkins in a matter of seconds. Balor is now 3-0 since returning from injury, per CageMatch.net . And he's 5-0 on Raw in his career. Big Cass and Enzo Amore haven't had that kind of momentum in a long while. As seen on CageMatch.net , The Realest Guys in the Room are 0-4-1 in their last five bouts on Raw. They lost won a match on Feb. 20. For now, The Club, Cesaro and Sheamus, and the Hardys seem to be ahead of them in the tag team hierarchy.
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Meanwhile, the founder of the company, via a posting on its Facebook page today, announced that a new investment plan to address the company's crisis will be implemented soon. According to the announcement, there were differences between the current investment plan and the new one. The founder said he will discuss the matter in detail with its state representatives, known as Introduce Broker (IB), before giving any information to its members. "All IBs should understand the new plan in detail first, then only can we solve our members' problems," he said in the announcement, adding details of the new plan will be announced by today. However, reports and news on the internet claim JJPTR has purportedly folded after reportedly losing some US$50 million to hackers. On Feb 13, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an advisory on JJPTR that it is not registered with the commission as a corporation or partnership.
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"I'm a sinner like everybody else, but I did try to do the right thing back then, however wrong I may have gotten it in some details." The story began in February 2005 with an urgent request from a Marine commander in Iraq for armored vehicles. Chill criticizes Gayl for misunderstanding the process for responding to the urgent request for armored vehicles made on Feb. 17, 2005 by Brig. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik, deputy commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) in Iraq. The I MEF is one of the Corps' main warfighting forces with 50,000 Marines. That urgent request became a cause celebre for Democrats and the press in criticizing the Bush administration for its handling of the war in Iraq. However, the request had been addressed and downgraded by the Marines in favor of using up-armored Humvee as the needed MRAP. The decision, however, appeared to have been lost on critics bent on promoting the narrative the Marines were negligent.
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They turned to Isaiah Canaan after Jerian Grant looked lost, and the Murray State product handled his own despite last playing double-digit minutes on Feb. 12. He finished with 13 points, three assists and two steals and provided outside shooting to soften Boston's defense. Sean Highkin of The Athletic had fun with Canaan's third-quarter burst during Chicago's comeback: Still, Grant and Michael Carter-Williams were overmatched from the start, which is one reason the Celtics set the early tone. Carter-Williams in particular couldn't stay in front of Thomas with the game on the line. Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated commented on Chicago's point guard situation: The Bulls offense devolved into Butler isolations far too often without crisp passing from the point guards, and the result was an abysmal 5-of-24 (20.8 percent) mark from three-point range for the team as a whole.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor Baru police have issued summons to three Mat Lajak in a special operation against the use of modified bicycles on Saturday. The trio were found cycling along Jalan Hang Jebat 1, Taman Tun Aminah here on Saturday at noon. North Johor Baru police chief ACP Mohd Taib Ahmad said summons were issued under Section 42 (1) (a)LN166/59 of Road Traffic Rules 1959 for illegal modified bicycles, and their bicycles were also confiscated under Section 112(3) of the Road Transportation Act 1987. He urged parents or guardian to keep a close watch on their children. "Parents and teen cyclists should learn a lesson from the tragedy in February involving teen cyclists," he said, referring to the case of a car that ploughed into a group of cyclists and claimed 8 lives at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Baru around 3am on Feb 18. Despite this, some hardcore cyclists refused to learn their lesson and 14 Mat Lajak were arrested at the same spot on April 3.