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  • Former boxing champ shot to death during robbery in Atlanta

    ATLANTA Former cruiserweight boxing champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell was shot to death during a robbery as he exited a public transit bus in Atlanta early on Wednesday, police said. An officer found Bell, 40, lying in the street, Atlanta police said. Another man nearby had also been shot but survived. The survivor, who was taken to a local hospital, told police he and Bell were shot after first being robbed when they stepped off the bus, police said. No arrests have been made, police said. Born in Jamaica and known as “Supernova” throughout his career, Bell was the undisputed cruiserweight champion in 2006, winning the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Federation titles after a 10th-round knockout of Jean-Marc Mormeck at Madison Square Garden in New York. Bell lost a unanimous decision to Mormeck the following year in France. Bell had a 27-4-1 career record, including 25 victories by knockout. His …

    November 25, 2015 5:29 pm


  • Obama congratulates Argentine President-elect Macri: White House

    WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated President-elect Mauricio Macri of Argentina on his election in a phone call on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement. “The President emphasized the longstanding partnership between the United States and Argentina and conveyed his commitment to deepen cooperation on multilateral issues, improve commercial ties, and expand opportunities in the energy sector,” the statement said.   (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

    November 25, 2015 6:08 pm


  • 3 hair styles that work on every gentleman

    A man’s hair can be his most important accessory, says Rob McMillen, head barber at Blind Barber in New York City. There are three styles that work on almost every man, says McMillen, who’s been cutting men’s hair for a decade. The textured fade is one. It’s appropriate for almost any workplace and can be styled in a variety of ways, says McMillen. You might like it messy up front, or prefer a more uniform look, or style it to one side for a formal occasion. Whichever you choose, hold it in place with a medium hold wax with a matte or natural finish, McMillen advises. To keep it clean looking, plan on visiting your barber every 2 to 3 weeks. The textured fade Growing out your hair? Then the medium cut is a good option, and works well whether your hair has some curl or it’s straight. Either way, “you want to not fight …

    November 25, 2015 4:48 pm


  • Can floodlights save Test cricket?

    New Zealand have been practising under lights both at home and in Australia The first day-night Test match begins on Friday when Australia host New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval. A pink ball, which has been designed to be visible in natural light and under floodlights, will be used but all other playing conditions remain unaltered. Floodlit Test cricket has been approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a bid to boost attendances. A first-day crowd of 50,000 is expected for the finale of the three-Test series, which Australia lead 1-0. Day-night, pink-ball cricket has been trialled extensively across the world, with the traditional opener to the English season between the county champions and the MCC held under lights in Abu Dhabi since 2010. But the concept is still proving divisive, particularly the use of the pink ball. Here, the likes of Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen and Geoffrey Boycott give their views. ‘Numbers are …

    November 25, 2015 5:29 pm

World News

  • Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace

    Media captionPope Francis: ”All men and women of good will are called to work for reconciliation and peace, forgiveness and healing” Pope Francis has urged Kenyans to work for peace and reconciliation as a rise in militant violence threatens his first trip as pontiff to Africa. He arrived in Kenya on Wednesday, at the start of a three-nation tour of Africa. President Uhuru Kenyatta and ululating crowds welcomed him at the airport in the capital, Nairobi. The Pope said conflict and terrorism fed “on fear, mistrust, and the despair born of poverty and frustration”. The pontiff played down security fears about his trip, joking that he was “more worried about the mosquitoes.” A leading Muslim cleric in Kenya welcomed the visit, saying it gave hope to the “downtrodden in the slums”. Image copyright AFP Image caption President Uhuru Kenyatta gives Pope Francis a thumbs up at the State House of Nairobi An atheist group said …

    November 25, 2015 5:29 pm


  • ‘BBC won’t work with press because it is obsessed with Google and Facebook’

    The BBC has little desire to work with UK newspapers digitally because it is obsessed with competing with Google and Facebook, MPs have been told. Matt Rogerson, the head of public policy at Guardian Media Group, said that the newspaper group had not had a “particularly positive” experience of collaboration with the BBC during the current charter period. Rogerson was asked by the House of Commons culture, media and sport select committee looking into the BBC in light of the charter renewal process why he believed there is not a climate of collaboration with the corporation. “I think they have their eyes on a different prize to working with news brands in the UK,” he said. “They see themselves as competing with Google and Facebook, and they see attention time on Google and Facebook the primary drivers of their concern. If you do that the incentive to be more collaborative with UK news providers dissolves …

    November 25, 2015 10:27 am


  • Canuckosaur! First Canadian ‘dinosaur’ becomes Dimetrodon borealis

    Related images(click to enlarge) A “dinosaur” fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and researchers from U of T Mississauga, Carleton University and the Royal Ontario Museum have changed its name to Dimetrodon borealis–marking the first occurrence of a Dimetrodon fossil in Canada. “It’s really exciting to discover that the detailed anatomy of the teeth has finally allowed us to identify precisely this important Canadian fossil,” says lead author Kirstin Brink, who did the research while at UTM. “Dimetrodon is actually more closely related to mammals than it is to dinosaurs.” In fact, it’s believed they went extinct some 40 million years before the dinosaurs. The study appears in the November 23 issue of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. The fossil, previously known at Bathygnathus borealis, was collected in 1845 while a farmer was digging out a well on his property near French River, PEI. As …

    November 25, 2015 5:08 pm


  • U.S. court rejects Linden Care’s request for temporary restraining order

    A U.S. District Court on Wednesday denied specialty pharmacy Linden Care LLC’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Express Scripts Holding Co for dropping it from its network earlier this month. Express Scripts, the largest manager of prescription drug plans in the United States, severed ties with Linden Care for dispensing drugs from Horizon Pharma Plc, which has come under fire for charging high prices. The pharmacy benefits manager also said that Linden Care did not fulfill key parts of its pharmacy network agreements. Linden Care failed to make “a clear showing that it was entitled to the relief requested” or that “extreme or very serious damage will result from a denial of preliminary relief,” the District Court for the Northern District of New York said in a court filing on Wednesday. “We are disappointed in this ruling and believe we will prevail in arbitration proceedings,” Marc Wiener, chief executive of Linden Care …

    November 25, 2015 5:48 pm


  • Which Restaurants Are Open On Thanksgiving 2015? Buffet, Sit-Down Or Take-Out Turkey Dinner Deals

    Heading out to eat on Thanksgiving? Dozens of chain restaurants will be open on Thursday with many serving a traditional turkey dinner or buffet. Expect lines to be out the door at popular dining spots like Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, Golden Corral, Hometown Buffet, Boston Market, Denny’s, Sizzler, Shoney’s, Country Buffet, Macaroni Grill, Old Country Buffet, and McCormick Schmick’s. Whether you are looking for an all-you-can-eat buffet, a cheap turkey dinner, or a fancy sit-down meal, there are plenty of options. Several restaurants, including Boston Market, are also offering carry-out Thanksgiving dinners if you prefer to eat at home. Scroll down for a list of restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving dinner on November 26. Hours and prices are included when available.  Turkey? Check. Dressing? Check. What’s your favorite Turkey Day dish? https://t.co/eFWABhpt0T pic.twitter.com/FZWMeg6bnn — Cracker Barrel (@CrackerBarrel) November 20, 2015 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: Opens at 11 a.m., closing times vary. The “Turkey n’ Dressing …

    November 25, 2015 4:48 pm


  • Hollywood Legends: Recoveries steeped in gratitude

    It’s no secret that far too many of today’s stars lose their battle with addiction.  It’s been a running battle, since Hollywood’s earliest days. Stars, who have such power inhabiting others’ lives and projecting them onto the big screen, are often less adept at taking charge of their own lives. Many of the stars I write about in Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends, however, fought and overcame these demons. Betty Hutton is a poignant example.  One of the biggest stars in 1940s and early 1950s Hollywood—known for Annie Get Your Gun (1950) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)—she became addicted to “uppers and downers, inners and outers,” she quipped, and her life spiraled out of control. By 1972, on the verge of giving up, she eyed this saintly priest, Fr. Peter Maguire, gently checking in his bombed cook at this rehab outside Boston. “He’s going to save my life,” she thought. And, so …

    November 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Odd News

  • Russia’s past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

    YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling. When an ailing and unpopular Yeltsin announced on New Year’s Eve 1999 that he was stepping down, he anointed Putin as his successor but since then the Russian leader has distanced himself from his predecessor. The ceremony to inaugurate the museum threw up some awkward moments when memories of the Yeltsin era — a period of dismantling Soviet rule, embracing the West and rushing headlong to a market economy — rubbed up against the different realities of Putin’s Russia. The museum, to be called the Yeltsin Centre, is in the Ural mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where the former Russian leader spent much of his life. In a speech at the museum, Putin said the years of Yeltsin’s rule had been “contradictory,” marked …

    November 25, 2015 5:28 pm