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brussels—britain faces a potential €2 billion ($2.11 billion) fine from the european union for failing to charge sufficient customs duties on chinese goods, just as prime minister theresa may gears up to launch ​negotiations over the u.k.’s divorce from the bloc.olaf, the eu antifraud office, said the u.k hasn't taken sufficient steps to stop the fraud and that the u.k. should be made to repay the €2 billion in revenue lost to the...






uk authorities fine deutsche bank $204 million


london — british authorities say they fined deutsche bank 163 million pounds ($204 million) after it failed to maintain adequate anti-money laundering controls and allowed customers to transfer $10 billion out of russia "in a manner that is highly suggestive of financial crime."the financial conduct authority said tuesday that the fine was the largest ever imposed by british regulators for anti-money laundering violations. the new york department of financial services on monday said the bank agreed to pay a $425 million-fine following its probe of the same transactions.mark steward, director of enforcement and market oversight at britain's authority, says deutsche bank's failure put it "at risk of being used to facilitate financial crime and exposed the u.k. to the risk of financial crime.






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nissan faces safety fine in mississippi as union rally looms


jackson, miss. (ap) — a federal workplace safety agency wants to fine nissan motor co. more than $21,000, saying the company’s mississippi plant should have better trained a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in july.the citations were issued weeks before a saturday rally to support unionization by the united auto workers, where pro-union speakers are likely to denounce the company’s safety record. nissan, though, defends its safety record as “significantly” better than average.the u.s. occupational safety and health administration, in proposed citations feb. 10, said the company failed because the worker didn’t know how to disable the line before he tried to work on it. osha also demanded that nissan install buzzers and lights that would warn workers before a conveyor line started.






nissan faces safety fine in mississippi as union rally looms


jackson, miss. — a federal workplace safety agency wants to fine nissan motor co. more than $21,000, saying the company's mississippi plant should have better trained a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in july.the citations were issued weeks before a saturday rally to support unionization by the united auto workers, where pro-union speakers are likely to denounce the company's safety record. nissan, though, defends its safety record as "significantly" better than average.the u.s. occupational safety and health administration, in proposed citations feb. 10, said the company failed because the worker didn't know how to disable the line before he tried to work on it. osha also demanded that nissan install buzzers and lights that would warn workers before a conveyor line started.nissa






court fines german-turkish author over ‘death p’ speech


berlin (ap) — a german court has ordered a german-turkish author to pay a fine of 11,700 euros ($12,490) for incitement over a speech he gave at an anti-islam rally.german news agency dpa reported tuesday that the dresden regional court issued the fine to akif pirincci on feb. 1.pirincci was a speaker at a rally staged in the eastern city in october 2015 by a group called the patriotic europeans against the islamization of the west, or pegida. he described asylum-seekers as “invaders” and lamented that the nazi’s concentration ps had been closed.pirincci is best known for his novel “felidae,” a thriller written from a cat’s perspective. he has gained a following among germany’s far right because of his vocal criticism of islam. pirincci reportedly plans to appeal the fine.most read stories






the mccleary fine: what else adds up to $57m? 4.6 russell wilsons …


beginning on aug. 13, 2015, a frustrated washington supreme court began fining the state $100,000 a day for failing to fully fund basic education.since then, there has been more delay, including the 2016 legislative session’s “plan for a plan.” filed with the supreme court last summer, the plan called for a bipartisan legislative task force to produce a possible mccleary solution by jan. 9. the court took a dim view of that plan, kept the fine in place and gave state leaders one more chance — this legislative session.a bipartisan plan has not materialized. so, the fine continues to add up. as of sunday (march 5), it is up to $57 million. if and when the fine is ever paid, the money should be spent in classrooms.to give perspective on the scale, the editorial board compared it to a list of






the mccleary fine: what else adds up to $57m? 4.6 russell wilsons …


beginning on aug. 13, 2015, a frustrated washington supreme court began fining the state $100,000 a day for failing to fully fund basic education.since then, there has been more delay, including the 2016 legislative session’s “plan for a plan.” filed with the supreme court last summer, the plan called for a bipartisan legislative task force to produce a possible mccleary solution by jan. 9. the court took a dim view of that plan, kept the fine in place and gave state leaders one more chance — this legislative session.a bipartisan plan has not materialized. so, the fine continues to add up. as of sunday (march 5), it is up to $57 million. if and when the fine is ever paid, the money should be spent in classrooms.to give perspective on the scale, the editorial board compared it to a list of






eu orders fine for austria over region's false debt data


brussels — the european union's budget watchdog is seeking a 29.8 million-euro ($31.3 million) fine for austria after accusing one of its regions of providing false debt data over two years.the european commission said wednesday that "serious negligence of government entities of land salzburg led to the misrepresentation in the statistical notifications of 2012 and 2013 of austria's deficit and debt data."the commission is recommending that eu member states endorse the fine for "statistical misrepresentation."the quality of statistical data has been a problem for the eu in the past. the commission accused greece in 2010 of falsifying data about its public finances. the country's debt-stricken economy is being kept afloat by billions of euros in international loans and its future in the eur






board: pennsylvania casino served player 27 drink in 9 hours


mount pocono, pa. — the pennsylvania gaming control board has fined a casino $25,000 for serving a gambler 27 drinks in a nine-hour period.mount airy casino resort says it won't comment on the fine. the gambling board says the fine was levied as part of a consent agreement, meaning the casino isn't contesting the penalty.the board says the customer was playing table-top slot machines at a casino bar when he was served. the board found the customer was showing signs of intoxication after nine drinks, meaning the bartenders served him 18 drinks after he was obviously drunk.






starbreeze to publish 'psychonauts 2,' adds $8 million in funding


why it matters to you starbreeze's $8 million in funding should help make psychonauts 2 a worthy sequel to the 2005 original.starbreeze publishing, the publishing arm of the darkness and brothers: a tale of two sons developer starbreeze studios, has announced a publishing agreement with double fine games to release its next game, psychonauts 2. the game will be coming to both consoles and pc, with starbreeze investing an additional $8 million in the project.“starbreeze is the perfect partner for double fine and our backers on psychonauts 2,” said double fine ceo tim schafer in the official announcement. “their expertise in not just developing and publishing games, but supporting them after launch, will be a great benefit for players of the game.”more: ‘psychonauts in the rhombus of ruin’






federal transport minister marc garneau asks provinces to stiffen penalties for


ottawa — the federal government wants some provinces to toughen laws aimed at distracted drivers, the national post has learned, but is not yet ready to criminalize those caught texting or talking on smartphones.in a letter to his provincial counterparts, federal transport minister marc garneau seeks “nationallly consistent enforcement measures and penalties” to combat a rapidly rising rate of accidents involving drivers who were using their phones at the time of the crash.“i would like to encourage, and facilitate as required, all jurisdictions to consider adopting measures which are both stricter in terms of their impact but also uniform across the country,” garneau wrote in a letter sent to his provincial and territorial counterparts earlier this week. a copy of that letter was provided






after walk on the wild side, bobcat is doing fine at the zoo


washington — a bobcat that escaped from the national zoo, took a walk on the wild side and then returned is doing fine.the zoo said in a statement that ollie the bobcat had a full physical examination thursday morning and it showed no major problems.veterinarians treated a cut on ollie's paw with dissolvable stitches. they also gave her some booster vaccines.ollie will stay in the hospital for few days to be monitored for signs of respiratory illness. the 7-year-old female bobcat normally shares her space with two male bobcats.ollie was found to be missing on monday morning. she was spotted wednesday afternoon on zoo property and walked into a t that zookeepers set up for her.bobcats are native to much of north america.






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hugh jackman wants shah rukh khan to play wolverine!hugh jackman’s last stint as the wolverine is up for a march 3 release. when an indian journo during a meet asked him if he would be comfortable seeing other actor playing the role that he had made legendary with his portrayal for 17 long years, hugh replied, “i think i’ll be fine with it. i hope other people play it. may be shah rukh khan could play it.” he further added, “the comic book series is so good because you have so many people interpreting this role. i think there are six origin stories. i’ll be really interested to see how i feel about it. i want it to be really great. but i don’t want it to be that much better than me. just a little bit is fine. but if everyone is like ‘oh thank god..now,’ i might find that little difficult.”






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board: pennsylvania casino served player 27 drink in 9 hours


mount pocono, pa. (ap) — the pennsylvania gaming control board has fined a casino $25,000 for serving a gambler 27 drinks in a nine-hour period.mount airy casino resort says it won’t comment on the fine. the gambling board says the fine was levied as part of a consent agreement, meaning the casino isn’t contesting the penalty.the board says the customer was playing table-top slot machines at a casino bar when he was served. the board found the customer was showing signs of intoxication after nine drinks, meaning the bartenders served him 18 drinks after he was obviously drunk.






zte pleads guilty to violating iran sanctions, agrees to $892 million fine


chinese electronics giant zte this week pled guilty to violating us-iran sanctions. the plea marks the end of a five-year joint investigation by the department of justice, the fbi and the department of homeland security, among others. as a result, the company has agreed to an $892,360,064 fine, coupled with an additional $300,000,000 it be forced to pay if it violates terms of the agreement.the laundry list of complaints against the number four smartphone manufacturer in the us is as long as the massive fine would seem to indicate. according to the doj, the company knowingly violated sanctions by shipping product from the us to iran and lied about its actions when pressed by federal investigators. it later lied again, saying it had stopped.“in fact,” writes the doj in a statement announcin






panel recommends cutting restaurant’s fine by more than half – the mercury news


oakland — scott’s seafood restaurant should be penalized $395,000 rather than $841,000 for breaking rules aimed at providing public access to the shoreline, a committee of a san francisco bay commission recommended thursday.scott’s is in hot water for altering the wall and other parts of an outdoor special events pavilion without an amended permit from the san francisco bay conservation development commission, which regulates development around the shoreline. scott’s also was accused of holding more events than permitted for years.the commission’s enforcement committee agreed on a 4-1 vote thursday to recommend a $395,360 penalty, less than half the $841,000 fine recommended by commission staff.the full commission is expected to take up the penalty in april.






nissan faces safety fine in mississippi as union rally looms


jackson, miss. — a workplace safety agency wants to fine nissan motor co. $21,000, saying its mississippi plant didn't correctly train a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in july.nissan spokesman brian brockman said last week the company hasn't decided if it will appeal the ruling, which also calls for nissan to install devices to warn assembly lines are about to start.the feb. 10 citation followed a struggle between nissan and the u.s. occupational safety and health administration over whether pro-union workers could participate in the inspection. nissan agreed workers could take part, after trying to block them.plant safety likely will be a topic at a saturday rally to support unionization by the united auto workers.nissan says its safety record at the mississippi plant in canton






zte to pay $892m fine for violating the us trade sanctions


zte is about to feel the heavy boot of the us department of justice after it violated the trade sanctions against iran and north korea. the chinese company imported smartphones with qualcomm chipsets for years, including during the ongoing investigation. for this offense the company has to pay $892 million fine with $300 million to be paid if the agreement with the doj is violated, totaling to $1.19 billion.zte axon 7 - one of the phones, sold in iranthe us trade sanctions against iran and north korea are some of the oldest embargoes the usa has against other countries because of their nuclear programs, among other reasons. but zte decided to sell its phones in iran with the american-built qualcomm chipsets, automatically violating the embargo. also, telecommunications equipment was sent t






ex-obama aide fined $90,000 for chicago lobbying violation


chicago (ap) — the chicago board of ethics has voted to fine a former aide to former president barack obama $90,000 for illegally lobbying chicago’s mayor on behalf of uber.the board found david plouffe violated city ethics rules when he failed to register as a lobbyist after contacting mayor rahm emanuel. plouffe was trying to help the ride-hailing company with regulations for picking up travelers at chicago airports. the board fined uber $2,000 for hiring a lobbyist who violates the city’s lobbying laws.plouffe did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment. an uber spokesman said the company regretted the mistake and would comply with the board’s assessment.the ethics board says that plouffe and uber argued that he should only be subject to a $1,000 fine. the board said a $1,000






read the fine print with this hidden ios camera mode


why it matters to you no more squinting to read that fine print -- there is an app for that built right into ios 10 and here is how to find it.hidden details, meet hidden camera mode. every software update usually includes a handful of new controls that, without any sort of physical display, often goes unnoticed. one of those unnoticed updates on ios 10, however, can help you notice a few fine details — a magnifier.the feature uses the iphone’s camera to magnify objects and reaches beyond what the zoom inside the native camera app is capable of for even more magnification. the native “app” includes a few other features for getting in close to the details, whether that is for reading the fine print or uncovering other details.screenshotmore: make the most of ios 10 with these killer tips a






africa telecom giant mtn reports 1st annual losses in years


johannesburg — africa's giant telecommunications group mtn is announcing full-year losses for 2016 driven by a $1.1 billion nigerian fine and damaging foreign exchange rates. the losses are the company's first in two decades.but the group still will pay dividends of 700 south african cents a share — a move that saw its share price rise nearly 10 percent thursday on the johannesburg stock exchange. that compares to dividends of 1,109 cents a share on 2015 profits.a statement to shareholders thursday put mtn's losses at 147 billion rand ($108 million), though subscribers increased by 7.7 million to 240 million.mtn called 2016 the most challenging in its 22-year history.it blamed last year's losses on a $1.1 billion fine in nigeria for having 5.2 million active but unregistered sim cards.






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at richard telles fine art, jim isermann's illusions stack up


new sculptures by jim isermann look like the crates that the sculptures might have been shipped in, albeit here given free rein to perform like circus acrobats.the offbeat mix is typical for the artist, whose distinctive fusion of high art, handicraft and commercial design has fueled an exceptional body of work over three decades. at richard telles fine art, “untitled (stacked cubes)” introduces something new.two 42-inch cubes are constructed from polyethylene, the most common, indeed quintessential industrial plastic of the late 20th century. the two cubes balance on point, one atop the other, standing on a flat mirrored circle.each cube is assembled from modular parts — six planes bolted together, each one a series of four protruding bars, like extended fingers. their waxen plastic color






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why it matters to you costume quest is a fun role-playing game, and frederator makes some darn fine cartoons. fans of both will want to watch out for the upcoming costume quest series.amazon is making a cartoon series based on the double fine game series costume quest, the company announced monday. the series, simply called costume quest, is being produced by frederator studios, maker of many hit cartoons like adventure time and the fairlyoddparents, and will be out in 2018.“well, the bag’s out of the cat — we’ll be producing a costume quest series for amazon,” wrote frederator’s fred seibert, kevin kolde, and eric homan on the company’s tumblr. “it’s frederator studios’ first project with amazon, and we’re truly happy about it (and doubly happy it’s with such a wonderful property).” fred






nissan faces safety fine in mississippi as union rally looms


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scott darling comes up big in a pinch for blackhawks


usually, blackhawks backup goaltender scott darling has plenty of time to prepare for his starts. he usually knows days in advance that he will be taking the net.that wasn’t the case sunday, when starter corey crawford came down with an illness that caused him to miss sunday’s game against the blues.it worked out fine in the end for the hawks, who ended up with a 4-2 victory behind 30 saves from darling."it’s kind of my job. it’s unfortunate," darling said. "you don’t want your teammate sick, but i’m sure he’s going to be fine soon. for me, it’s just another great opportunity to get a game that i wasn’t expecting to play. so, i’m happy it went good (sic).”the blues kept darling busy. there was a big save in the first, when darling sprawled out just in time to get a blocker on a paul stastn






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russell westbrook discusses fractured relationship with kevin durant


oklahoma city — seven hours before playing kevin durant in oklahoma city for the first time, russell westbrook provided his most expansive quotes yet on the pair’s fractured relationship.westbrook didn’t go in depth. but he didn’t ignore durant questions either, which has been his typical tactic this season, his first in the nba without his former co-star.“you know, we grew up here together,” westbrook said. “and you know, since then decisions have been made on what’s best for him and his future and i made a decision that was best for mine, and that’s just how it’s been.”westbrook was asked how both of the two could label each other as “brothers” in the past and now not even be on speaking terms.“i mean sometimes it happens like that,” westbrook said. “ain’t nothing i can say about it. som






clippers turn 13-point deficit into big win over celtics


it was a feel-good win for the clippers on saturday night, but they remained cautious after their victory over the chicago bulls.that’s because that one win doesn’t mean that all is fine just yet for a group that admitted it was in a rut.the clippers had begun the stretch drive of the regular...






lg's ultrafine 5k display for macs becomes unusable when placed near a router


in october of last year lg announced the ultrafine 5k, a monitor that was designed specifically to work well with apple's macs. this has been implied by apple to be a successor of sorts to its now-discontinued thunderbolt display, and it's recommended by the company for new macbook pro buyers.that's all fine and dandy, but if you purchase one of these to use as an external monitor for your macbook, you may not be happy to learn that you can't place it near a wireless router. seriously.if your ultrafine 5k monitor is within two metres or so of a router, it will basically become unusable and take the mac it's connected to down with it. constant flickers, freezes, and disconnects are what you should expect in such a setup scenario, and you'll need to reboot your mac a lot of times just to get






counseling is part of a fine if you wear saggy pants in mississippi


the state of mississippi is seeking to put an end to saggy pants. according to the huffington post, rep. tom weathersby plans to present a law that’ll fine those who violate the mandate, and possibly issue a decree that’ll require them to see a psychologist.read: an alabama politician was inspired “by god” to ban sagging pants“personally, i like to see people dressed when they’re in public and i like to see people with their pants up,” he said to the mississippi today. within the proposed law, it’ll be “unlawful for any person to wear pants, shorts or clothing bottoms that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.”according to the news site, violators will first receive a “noncriminal citation,” and the fines increase from $20 to $100 if the violations expand. if the






amar'e stoudemire catches heat for homophobic statements


amar’e stoudemire has taken his basketball talents to israeli premier league, a far cry from his days of nba dominance. when a reporter asked members of the hapoel jerusalem their feelings about having a gay teammate, most said they would not have a problem or an issue with the player’s personal choice. the sentiment changed when the cameras uncomfortably got to the six-time nba all-star.read: amar’e stoudemire fulfills his dream of taking over the israeli basketball leaguestoudemire told walla sport, “i’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. and i’m going to drive, take a different route to the gym.” when asked if he was joking, stoudemire replied with a smirk. “i mean, there’s always a truth within a joke,” he said.back in 2012 while st






rick renteria's return to cubs complex sparks talk of a beer with joe maddon


white sox manager rick renteria returned to sloan park on monday for his first matchup against the team he was supposed to take to the world series.there were no hugs with his former cubs players before the 4-4 tie because renteria is not big on pregame fraternization. he said he tells his players: "make sure you say hello, and if you really want to get in depth, take 'em out to dinner or lunch."the cubs managed to get to the world series and win it without renteria, in case you haven't heard. so we'll never know if he would have taken them to that stratosphere with the boatload of young talent joe maddon inherited, not to mention add-ons jon lester, dexter fowler, ben zobrist and aroldis chapman.asked if it felt "weird" being back at sloan park and managing against the team that abruptly






senate panel oks $300 fine for “careless” texting while driving in colorado – th


a measure to crack down on texting and driving cleared a colorado senate panel on wednesday with bipartisan support, after lawmakers amended it to be more forgiving to motorists.the changes reduced the proposed fine for first-time offenders from $500 to $300, and clarified that a motorist has to be driving in a “careless and imprudent manner” to be subject to any penalties.currently, the fine for first-time offenders is $50. the bill also would ess a five-point driver’s license penalty, up from one pointthe measure — senate bill 27 — p ed the gop-led state affairs committee with bipartisan support after a compromise was struck between the bill’s democratic sponsor, sen. lois court of denver, and sen. owen hill, a colorado springs republican who chairs the committee.the democrat-authored bi






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"it's game over, man."when you improvise on of the most famous lines in one of the most famous films in history, it tends to haunt you. the role of pvt. william hudson in james cameron's "aliens" came relatively early in bill paxton's long and varied career, but the youthful meltdown hudson has midway through the 1986 film — "game over" refers to the then-still relatively new world of video game playing — cemented the relatively small character into pop culture history. it followed paxton, who died this weekend at the age of 61, everywhere — through all his subsequent films, including "titanic," "twister" and "the terminator," and into his television career.even when best known for playing spiritually tortured polygamist bill henrickson in hbo's groundbreaking and award-winning "big love"






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top trump aide steve bannon took an interview with the new york times to deliver a message to the media. the full story is worth a read, but here’s the beginning:washington — just days after president trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief white house strategist, stephen k. bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been ‘humiliated’ by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as ‘the opposition party’ of the current administration.‘the media should be embarr ed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,’ mr. bannon said in an interview on wednesday.‘i want you to quote this,’ mr. bannon added. ‘the media here is the opposition party. they don’t understand this country. they still do not understand why d