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Saturday May 20th, 2023 day edition

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Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official state visit to the USA, officials of both countries have intensified their discussions on co-producing jet engines, long-range artillery, and infantry vehicles under the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies.

India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and U.S. NSA Jake Sullivan launched iCET earlier this year.

At a meeting with Indian Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane at the Pentagon, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks termed the proposals to co-produce jet engines, long-range artillery, and infantry vehicles under iCET 'unprecedented opportunities' to strengthen ties between the defence sectors of the two nations.

The two officials discussed priorities for strengthening the U.S.-India defence partnership, including increasing defence industrial cooperation and operational collaboration, Pentagon spokesperson Eric Pahon said.

Hicks underscored the importance of the U.S.-India relationship as critical for promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

Pahon also reiterated the importance of deepening military-to-military relations between the two nations as the technology partnership grows.

They also highlighted its value as an opportunity to promote partnerships between the two countries' defence innovation ecosystems. »

Fetterman floats work requirements for bailed-out bank executives

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Fetterman asked the former bank executives, who included former CEO of Silicon Valley Bank Gregory Becker as well as Scott Shay and Eric Howell, former chair and president of Signature Bank, respectively, whether the same type of work requirements should be in place for executives of banks that are given federal assistance as they collapse.

“A hungry family has to have these kinds of working requirements,” Fetterman said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday.

Fetterman hit Republicans for being “more preoccupied” with adding working requirements for SNAP recipients than “protecting the taxpayers” who will bail a bank out. »

Russia bans '500 Americans' including CNN journalists

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Former United States President Barack Obama, late night television host Stephen Colbert, and CNN’s Erin Burnett are some of the “500 Americans” Russia has banned from entering the country.

The list includes Obama, former US Ambassador Jon Huntsman, several US senators and the next expected chairman of the joint chiefs Charles Q.

The rambling list of names also includes American late night TV hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Colbert, and Seth Meyers. »

Utah mom accused of poisoning husband with fentanyl in cocktail took out $2 million in life insurance policies on him

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An autopsy and a toxicology report found that he died from a fentanyl overdose, according to a probable cause statement.

It further alleged that between 2015 and 2017, Richins bought at least four life insurance policies on her husband totaling almost $2 million.

Richins also allegedly changed a separate life insurance policy that her husband had to list herself as the beneficiary. »

Big batteries “cannibalising” gas plants, says AGL, as Torrens BESS charges up

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On the other hand, the Torrens battery represents a real and present danger to the economic and technical viability of AGL’s main business at Torrens Island – gas power generation and services.

“But, you know, if we don’t cannibalise it then somebody else will … Because at the end of the day, batteries are also in competition with gas plants.”.

See: From big gas kettle to big battery: The energy “time tunnel” at Torrens Island. »