Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

Vic Damone, whose mellow baritone once earned praise from Frank Sinatra as “the best pipes in the business,” has died in Florida at the age of 89, his daughter said. Victoria Damone told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her father died Sunday at a Miami Beach hospital from complications of a respiratory illness. Damone’s easy-listening romantic ...

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Conservatives also reviewing internal policy in wake of Rick Dykstra

The president of the federal Conservatives says the party is reviewing all internal policies in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against former MPs. Scott Lamb says the review is on top of a promised third-party investigation into how one, Rick Dykstra, remained a candidate in 2015 despite senior party officials knowing he’d been accused of sexual assault. Conservative leader ...

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Russia tests new anti-missile system amid NATO tensions

The Russian military conducts a test of an upgraded air defense missile in Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan.  (Ministry of Defense of Russia) The Russian military announced Monday the successful test of a new anti-missile rocket designed to help protect Moscow from any incoming threats. The tests of interceptor missiles for the A-135 Anti-Ballistic Missile system were conducted at the Sary-Shagan site ...

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National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits in Washington

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., has unveiled portraits of former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists personally chosen by the Obamas. The portraits were unveiled to the public Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential ...

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What Natarajan Chandrasekaran must do next at Tata

FACED with complexity humans often resort to a heuristic, a rough mental template that gets the job done. That could come in handy at Tata Group, India’s largest business, whose dizzying mix of scale, palace politics and sense of moral purpose defy any categorisation. Tata’s boss, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, known as Chandra, has been in the job for a year. He ...

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