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MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade scored 40 points one day after having fluid removed from his balky left knee, Udonis Haslem set season highs with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the undermanned Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Sunday night.
By Krisztina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Its currency is wounded and its economy besieged by sanctions, yet Russia still has money to spare for potential allies overseas. Officially the loan is to finance the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant, Hungary's only atomic power station, which supplies about 40 percent of the country's electricity. "This Paks deal is camouflage," said Zoltan Illes, a former lawmaker in the ruling Fidesz party who was a state secretary for the environment until 2014. "This is a financial transaction, and for the Russians this is buying influence." Illes, who opposes the use of nuclear energy, believes the deal is more about pumping money into the economy of Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban faces re-election in 2018, than providing electricity.
French oil giant Total said Monday that it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569 million (523 million euros). Total's sale of its share in the onshore Oil Mining Lease 29 to Aiteo Eastern E&P comes after the French group made two similar divestments in Nigeria. "These transactions ... reduce our exposure to non-operated blocks onshore Nigeria, and allow us to focus on our core, operated developments," said Patrick de La Chevardiere, Total's Chief Financial Officer. The group added that the divestment is "in line with the Federal Government of Nigeria's aim of developing Nigerian companies in the sector".
JERUSALEM (AP) â Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Foreign ministers from major powers pressed their Iranian counterpart on Monday as they sought to slot into place the final but also the trickiest pieces of a deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme as Tuesday's deadline loomed. Britain's Philip Hammond said as he became the last of the foreign ministers to arrive in a rainy Switzerland that they "believe a deal can be done". "But it has to be a deal which puts the bomb beyond Iran's reach," he said. With time of the essence, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Hammond and the top diplomats of Russia, China, France and Germany are meeting for the first time since November.
Many modern St. Lawrence County residents can trace their roots to Irish immigrants and most towns in the county at one time had "Irish Settlements" where the immigrants lived. While there were Irish settlers in the county by the early 1800's, there was huge influx in the 1840s due to the Irish Patato Famine.
Learn about St. Lawrence County's Irish heritage at 11am on Saturday, March 14 at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10, and their parents or caregivers.
Learn how to create a caned chair seat with seasoned instructor Carl Stickney. the workshop fee is $48 for historical association members and $58 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Caning materials are included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, awl, paring knife, a few clothespins, rag and a small water container.
This workshop is 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 4th, 11th & 18th from 7-9pm.
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A discussion about the logistics and legalities of homeschooling will be followed by a Deep Root Center question and answer session. Deep Root Center provides the environment, resources and support for young people who choose to live andlearn without school. Held at 17 Main St., 2nd Fl., Canton from 12noon to 2pm. For more information email email@example.com
As part of a continuing series of Nutritious Delicious (and Cheap!) cooking seminars, an upcoming Local Living Venture workshop will share how to create fermented foods in your own home. It is a hands-on workshop designed to show simple and inexpensive ways to promote the use of natural probiotics in the diet. Please RSVP for location in Canton. 1:00pm to 3:00pm. $27 donation, $50 discount for a couple, $15 for students, partial scholarships available. Contact 315-347-4223 or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
In the wake of Tuesday's plane crash, Lufthansa may already be offering settlements to the families of the 150 passengers who were killed.
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Calamos Investments CEO John Calamos Sr. told CNBC investors can find a safe haven from market volatility here.