The portrait artist is Amy Sherald . "I tried to negotiate smaller ears - struck out on that again as well". Obama said Wiley initially wanted to portray him with "scepters" and "chifforobes" - possibly even mount him on a horse. The Obama's portraits, which will be displayed at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, were a hit. "They will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the walls of this great American institution ..." "There was an instant connection, a kind of ...
The organisation has 5,000 employees and a network of 23,000 volunteers. The three workers who resigned , including Oxfam's country director for Haiti, did so before the charity had finished investigating what happened. Labour, the Liberal Democrats, SNP, Greens and Plaid Cymru also agree that figure should remain. "At that time the use of prostitutes was not explicitly contrary to Oxfam's code of conduct - bringing Oxfam into disrepute in any way abusing people who may have been ...
The students are directed not to visit the campus at any cost. In a fresh advisory issued by the authorities of the Lucknow University , the University had declared Valentine's Day 2018 as a holiday for all the students. "Since we have declared a holiday, why should they hang around the campus?" asked a member of the Proctorial Board. The advisory issued by the university says the decision to observe a holiday tomorrow is meant to curb the "western influence" of Valentine's Day.
The differences between the parties came to the fore after Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu told a journalist in January that his party is ready to chart its own course if BJP is not keen to continue with the alliance and he was following coalition dharma by reining in his party leaders to not to make any statements.
Rouhani's is the first visit by an Iranian President to New Delhi since that Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, came to India in 2003, at the invitation of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Chabahar is of strategic importance to India as China is helping Pakistan build Gwadar port. Calling for a "year of unity", he said most of Iran's national debates could be resolved "through the exercise of basic constitutional principles".
Mr Gandhi blamed the BJP government for not heeding to its demand for a simplified GST but insisted on a five-tier tax structure. Expressing concern over the recent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress, describing the policy of the NDA government towards Pakistan as being marked by "U turns", "flip flops" and "somersaults", on Tuesday said that instead of talking about terror with Pakistan, it was time for this government to act against terror sponsored by Islamabad.
Colten Boushie , a 22-year-old indigenous man from Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan, a province in central Canada , was shot dead after he and some friends drove onto a farm in search of help with a flat tyre. "If Colten's death brings a spotlight to the systematic racism against First Nations in the Canadian justice system and this attention will bring about positive changes in the system then his death was not totally in vain", said Mueller to the quiet crowd, some weeping ...
The climber who died was airlifted from via helicopter the mountain earlier Tuesday afternoon, but was pronounced dead on arrival upon reaching the hospital. KOIN-TV reported that video taken from a helicopter showed other climbers performing CPR on the man before he was airlifted to hospital by an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought Tuesday to downplay proposed State Department budget cuts, saying Donald Trump's administration was merely returning spending to levels seen before its predecessor. "And I think this again illustrates why Iran's presence in Syria is only destabilizing to the region", Tillerson said on February 14 at a news conference in Amman.
Zijlstra is due to travel to Moscow for a previously scheduled meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday. Zijlstra has now been urged to explain his conduct to the lower house of parliament before leaving for Russian Federation, with a parliamentary source telling AFP "it could be as early as tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon, but it depends on the format of the debate".
The attackers opened fire on the vehicle and fled the scene, leaving four personnel dead. However, the attackers escaped from the spot after the attack. "The four men were shot in the head", Khan told Reuters, adding that handguns were used in the attack. Islamic militant groups also operate there and often target security forces.
Jocelyne Lamoureux- Davidson can't remember ever scoring twice on the same shift. Lamoureux-Davidson broke an Olympic record that had existed since 1960, when Sweden's Carl Goran Oberg scored a pair of goals in eight seconds at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif.
For the second time, a Greek and a Turkish patrol boat collided near a disputed islet group in the Aegean , the Greek navy said Tuesday, as a Turkey-EU row unfolded over Cyprus. The Turkish naval presence, on coast guard terms, remains high in the area, where Greece also conducts frequent patrols. It says the precise circumstances of the incident, which occurred around midnight, are unclear.
Anastasia's looks are being compared to that of a 21-year-old Angeline Jolie! It's all Anastasia Bryzgalova's fault. "I can't understand my sudden obsession with curling ... However, 168 evidently clean athletes are taking part under the banner of " Olympic Athlete from Russia ", wearing neutral colours. The United States team, comprised of siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton, beat Bryzgalova and Krushelnitskiy earlier in the games .
Cuomo has railed against the deduction cap, saying it unfairly targets high-tax states like NY and hurts the state's tax base. The Business Council of New York State also reacted cautiously to Cuomo's payroll tax proposal, saying only that they will review it.
Be sure to report it if you feel like you've been a romance scam victim. In some cases, the perpetrators have even attempted to get their victim to commit fraud on their behalf. The cycle lingers on until it becomes a form of money laundering. These scams can also be risky: victims have unknowingly been pulled into money laundering or drug trafficking, and in a few cases, even convinced to fly overseas to meet their love interest only to be kidnaped and held for ransom.
France's return from Edinburgh to Paris was delayed Monday after a number of players were questioned in relation to a reported sexual assault. A group of French rugby players embroiled in a sex probe after their Six Nations clash with Scotland have been banned from their next match.
The projected cost of charter school tuition is expected to increase to $48,345,000 in the Syracuse City School District over the next four years. "It might bring people out to our board meetings, but it might also bring them out to Frankfort", he said.
Here's hoping the guy outside the grocery store that she bumped into shelled out some cash for a few boxes of Thin Mints. Yesterday, the Alias actress and mother of three posted an Instagram pic of herself selling sweet, sweet Girl Scout cookies outside a local grocery store.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport will become the airline's 14th year-round aircraft base. Positions are expected to offer average salaries more than double the area's average wage. "The base will not only afford many more options when it comes to adding routes and expanding service, but will also give us the opportunity to contribute even more to the community and the states economy", Maurice Gallagher Jr., CEO of Allegiant , said in a release.
Sources suggest that the Bajrang Dal workers also thrashed a few of the couples who were out celebrating the V-Day. The dog and the donkey were garlanded with flowers and had their foreheads marked with turmeric. Central government should declare a one-day holiday for love. As per the report of Times Now, self-proclaimed "lovebirds" chased couples Members of the Bajrang Dal harassed couples at the city's Sabarmati Riverfront also reported ANI.
A police statement said the "gifts" in Case 1000 were worth over 1 million shekels (Rs 1.8 crore). Netanyahu said he wanted to coordinate any such "historic" move with the United States because of the country's strategic importance to Israel , his spokesman said.
Assange moved into the embassy originally to avoid extradition to Sweden where he was wanted for questioning over an allegation of a sexual assault which he has always denied . "Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice", the British government said. It's believed any indictment is related to Wikileaks publishing documents and cables delivered to them by former USA military analyst Chelsea Manning on the Iraq War.
United Kingdom travel operator Thomas Cook recently became the first major British travel company to resume flights to Tunisia, with its first flight touching down on 13 February. It did not stop selling holidays to French, German and Belgian tourists after the Sousse attack as their governments did not advise their citizens against travelling to Tunisia.
In 2004 BJP had won unprecedented seven seats but managed just two seats in the next elections, and then ended up with just one in the 2014 polls. Rio was declared elected uncontested today from 11th Northern Angami- II A/C after his opponent, NPF candidate Chupfuo Angami, withdrew his candidature.
There was a spontaneous outpouring of grief in Pakistan , even from those who didn't like her challenge to an increasingly fundamentalist state that deprived minorities and women of their rights in the name of religion. Advancement of human rights and prospects of peace between India and Pakistan are integrally interdependent. The celebration of National Womens Day on Tuesday was dedicated to the matchless struggle waged by Jahangir, who, according to women rights activists, was a role ...
Buckingham Palace told the paper that there was a "strong desire to tackle the issue" at the highest levels of the Royal household. All copies are tracked . Buckingham Palace is now undergoing a 10 year, £369 million, refurbishment programme which will make the royal residence far more green as well as replacing electrical cabling and heating systems which have not been updated since shortly after the Second World War.
Market observers said investors awaited the retail and industrial inflation data due to be announced in the evening which is expected to give direction to the central bank's next course of action on raising interest rates. Sectorwise, the S&P BSE capital goods index surged by 317.88 points, followed by auto index by 266.55 points and banking index by 197.62 points. The rupee currency closed higher than the United States dollar on Monday.
Doctors Without Borders estimates at least 6,700 Rohingya died in the first month of violence. The Rakhine state is home to a majority of Muslims in Myanmar, who have been denied citizenship and long faced persecution in the Buddhist-majority country, especially from the extremists.
The alert resulted in counter-terror police being called to the Houses of Parliament, with a "heavy" presence of officers still reported on one corridor early this afternoon. This is not even the only instance today of terrorists or pranksters seeking to scare or threaten political figures by sending them white powder through the mail.
While the North Korean dictator , who has yet to meet a foreign leader, has invited the South Korean president for a rare summit, Kim has given no sign of being ready to talk to the U.S. In her first appearance on the global stage, Kim Yo Jong , the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , had her every move closely scrutinized.
However, that claim has since been disputed by US and Russian leadership. Moscow said Su-34 and Su-35 warplanes had attacked an IS military council meeting south of the group's de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria on May 28 and that the U.S.
Porter's departure, along with Kelly under fire, could deprive the West Wing of some of its steadier hands and anxious some staffers that the sense of order that been installed in recent months could evaporate. Following a February 6 Daily Mail article recounting allegations of abuse against Porter by both Willoughby and his first ex-wife Colbie Holderness , the 40-year-old White House staffer resigned from his position as staff secretary.
Berrones, who first came to the U.S.as a toddler in 1989, had previously been issued a one-year stay in June 2016. "I need him." His wife and children are USA citizens. Jesus Berrones , 30, has lived in the USA since he was a toddler and has five children in the country. ICE encountered him again in February 2016.
Ajax's teenage sensation Justin Kluivert has named the four Premier League teams that he would join if he left the Dutch giants. The 18-year-old son of Dutch icon Patrick Kluivert is now impressing at Ajax after breaking into the first-team last season.
The government invested £600,000 of public funds towards the creation of the tool - which has been reportedly trained to spot extremist material automatically -by London-based AI firm ASI Data Science. The government also faces a challenge in predicting which platforms terrorists will turn to next. A Home Office study showed that Daesh supporters used more than 400 unique online platforms to push out their material in 2017, highlighting the importance of technology that can be applied across ...
The court threw out Pennsylvania's GOP-drawn congressional map last month, saying it violated the state constitution. Republicans now have until the end of the day Thursday to submit another map for Wolf's approval - which is an ambitious goal.
Sanders also said "the president and chief of staff have had full confidence and trust in his abilities and his performance". A CNN panel, led by "The Lead" host Jake Tapper, noted that the wording appeared intentional. Kelly's role in the saga immediately raised questions. When did Kelly or McGahn learn about allegations that were preventing Porter getting his clearance? Granting new employees an interim clearance is not unusual.
The meeting came after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics . The two Koreas remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.
The report specified that the decrease in forest cover may be more prominent as forest and tree cover comprise more than 70% area in each state. "The increase in forest cover in VDF is followed by increase in open forest", the Minister said, adding that ISFR 2017 has been prepared with the help of scientific tools.
Mark Wood will curse the errant throw which spared Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson on nought - he went on to make a match-high 72 and saved much of the punishment for Wood - but the tourists were outmatched. England only managed a modest total of 137-7 in their 20 overs against Australia at the MCG, with the hosts chasing down the target with seven wickets to spare.
The 17 year old , who recently celebrated her birthday behind bars, will remain under administrative detention in Israeli prison. Ahed, who turned 17 behind bars last month, was denied bail by the military court judge and stands little chance of winning her case as such courts have a 99 percent conviction rate.
Gavin Williamson , the defence secretary, said that HMS Sutherland , a Type 23 frigate, would travel through the disputed waters after a deployment to the Pacific. But he stressed that it was important that along with the US, Britain and Australia also "assert our values" in the South China Sea. "China fully respects the Philippines' continental shelf rights over Benham Rise", said Geng Shuang, the Chinese spokesman.
Obama reportedly made these remarks in the context of a January 5 meeting, "following a briefing by IC leadership on Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential election". Lindsey Graham , who revealed the discovery of the email, are asking Rice how Comey responded to Obama's "by the book" comment, since it's now known that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee were working behind the scenes to pay for political dirt on Trump.
He was taken by men in green camouflage and his whereabouts are unknown, Reuters quoted his spokeswoman as saying. "Whatever Poroshenko does, I am a Ukrainian politician. The readmission was the result of the previously accepted application submitted by the Migration Service of Ukraine to the Commander-in-Chief of the Border Guard service of Poland.
Those who detained me acted like Nazis and used violence against me", Saakashvili said. In the latest chapter of a high-profile, months-long saga, Saakashvili was arrested Monday by masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and put on a plane to Poland so quickly that his supporters hardly had time to do anything about it.
A video, which has gone viral on social media, shows the unidentified woman getting down from the conveyor belt. An extraordinary photo shows the woman on all fours on a conveyor belt inside the X-ray machine as she follows her bag as it goes through a security scanner at China's Dongguan Railway Station.
The annual event is attended by major advertisers, media groups and technology companies and has become a platform for big advertisers to publicly push for change. Nevertheless, the Dutch-British FMCG giant does not want to impose an ultimatum, but says it wants to work on a solution and already engaged online partners like Facebook , Snapchat, Twitter and Amazon.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said the Senate will vote on any proposal that garners 60 votes. The bourbon Schumer presented, Widow Jane, is actually distilled in Kentucky, but purchased barreled young and then taken to NY to age.
At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday officers responded to the 911 call about shots fired. When officers arrived, someone opened fire. Smith ultimately killed his girlfriend and two of her friends who had gone to the home to help with a domestic situation, officers said.