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Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

World
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations.Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed."It is the first time the president has responded directly to the racism accusations.He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida on Sunday night.What did the president allegedly say?The row broke out after lawmakers from both parties visited the president on Thursday to work on a proposal for a bipartisan immigration deal....
Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe US state of Hawaii has been told it did not have "reasonable" safeguards in place to prevent the false missile alert that caused panic on Saturday.Ajit Pai, chairman of America's media regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said the error was "absolutely unacceptable".The 38-minute delay in issuing the correction made it worse, he added.He called for officials at all levels throughout the US to work together to rectify any vulnerabilities.Residents and visitors to Hawaii were shocked to receive the false alert of an incoming ballistic missile, sent to their mobile phones early on Saturday morning.Apologising afterwards, Hawaii's Governor David Ige said a member of staff had pressed the wrong button, releasing the alert which ...
Ant McPartlin CONFIRMS split from wife Lisa after 11 years

Ant McPartlin CONFIRMS split from wife Lisa after 11 years

Entertainment
GETTYOVER: Ant and Lisa McPartlin have split The couple had been together over a decade.In a statement released to Daily Star Online, a rep for Ant said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin."Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.Ant and Dec in pictures  Celebrate this dynamic duo in pictures PA Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly aka Ant and Dec, who have both been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Broadcasting and Entertainment GETTYFLASH BACK: Ant and Lisa had been married 11 years"No further statement will be made."A source added: "This was a tough de...
Robert Kraft to discuss tensions with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady after season

Robert Kraft to discuss tensions with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady after season

Sports
The three men most responsible for turning the New England Patriots into a perennial power will wait until after the season to settle any differences, according to a report Saturday. Patriots owner Robert Kraft will sit down with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady to "clear the air" of any lingering tensions, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported. Reigning Super Bowl champion New England was set to host the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in an AFC divisional round playoff game. The report comes a week after the Patriots denied there was friction among the trio, which reportedly stemmed from a dispute over the trade of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco earlier this season. According to ESPN, which cited unnamed sources, Belichick was furious and dem...
We might see a shift to low-cost largecaps after TRI: Radhika Gupta, CEO, Edelwiess MF

We might see a shift to low-cost largecaps after TRI: Radhika Gupta, CEO, Edelwiess MF

Finance
The mutual fund industry is shifting to TRI benchmarks in February. The mutual fund industry is waiting to see how investors would react to the new benchmarks.ET.com Mutual Funds spoke to Radhika Gupta, CEO, Edelwiss Mutual Fund, which is using TRI as a benchmark since September 2017. Edited interview.Edelwiess Mutual Fund introduced TRI as benchmark in its schemes last year. How many schemes have been benchmarked against TRI till now? What has been your experience managing such schemes?Yes, in September-October, 2017, we benchmarked all out domestic equity schemes against TRI. Many online portals are still showing the earlier benchmarks against our schemes, I don't know why. But if you look at our factsheets, the TRI indices are clearly mentioned as the benchmarks. Switching to TRI was ...