Ensuring education, equality for women marks society’s progress, says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan conferring degree upon a student at the 56th graduation day of Lady Doak College in Madurai on Saturday. | Photo Credit: G. Moorthy. MADURAI Education and equal opportunities for women are the core of Dravidian philosophy and are at the heart of a society’s progress across the globe, said Minister … Read more

Air Force general tells troops to prepare for war with China, predicts invasion of Taiwan in 2025

A senior Air Force general warned that the U.S. could be at war with China within two years in an unusual memo to troops that predicts a much shorter timeline for a potential conflict than publicly disclosed by the Pentagon. Gen. Mike Minihan, who commands the Air Mobility Command, cited the 2024 presidential elections in … Read more

U.S. population center trending toward South this decade

ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history, and it’s because of people like Owen Glick, who moved from California to Florida more than a year ago. Last year, the South outgrew other U.S. regions by well over 1 million … Read more

Cat returned to NJ shelter for being ‘too affectionate’ has new home

Adoption applications for Bruno the cat poured in after he was returned to a Montville shelter for being "too affectionate."

A cat that was returned to a New Jersey shelter for being “too affectionate” has found a new home – and has helped other cats at the shelter get adopted too. Bruno the cat first arrived at the Montville Animal Shelter in November, after the child of his previous owners became allergic to him. Two … Read more

Russia fired 2 hypersonic Kinzhal missiles Thursday, Ukraine says

A senior European Union official accused Russia on Friday of taking its war against Ukraine to a “different stage” by taking aim at civilians and non-military targets, prompting Germany and the US to supply military equipment to Ukraine in order for the country to better defend themselves. Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo, the secretary general … Read more

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) Stock Holdings Boosted by Parsec Financial Management Inc.

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Parsec Financial Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA – Get Rating) by 19.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 111,550 shares of the game software company’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,552 shares during the period. Parsec Financial Management … Read more

Parsec Financial Management Inc. Sells 16,925 Shares of 3M (NYSE:MMM)

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Parsec Financial Management Inc. decreased its position in 3M (NYSE:MMM – Get Rating) by 28.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 42,521 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 16,925 shares during the quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc.’s … Read more

Stockman Wealth Management Inc. Boosts Stock Position in Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ:HON)

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Stockman Wealth Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ:HON – Get Rating) by 8.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 38,617 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,147 shares during the quarter. Honeywell International … Read more

Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) Shares Acquired by Forum Financial Management LP

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Forum Financial Management LP grew its stake in Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR – Get Rating) by 7.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 211,215 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 14,047 shares during the quarter. Forum … Read more

Will Leopard 2 tanks actually boost Ukraine’s battlefield chances?

The writer is a senior research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies In the high-stakes diplomatic furore around the delivery of Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine, an essential part of the debate has been lost. This missing piece is the military reality — in particular what impact these contested vehicles will … Read more