• London Irish add three to squad

    London Irish add three to squad

    Stooke (right) has made almost 70 appearances for Gloucester London Irish have signed forwards Tom Preece and Elliott Stooke and back Tom Halse until the end of the season. Lock Stooke, 22, joins from Premiership...
  • HK to investigate police warning shots

    Media captionWatch: BBC Juliana Liu speaks to locals in Mong Kok Hong Kong police will hold an inquiry to determine whether it was appropriate for an officer to fire two warning shots during unrest in...
  • Kanye West Might Be Making Fun Of LeBron James

    Kanye West Might Be Making Fun Of LeBron James

    LeBron James recently released another new Nike shoe. The shoe is the one he will wear during the Toronto 2016 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. It’s a luxury version of the Nike LeBron 13. Kanye West...
  • Sports Authority faces possible bankruptcy

    Sports Authority faces possible bankruptcy

    Time could be running out for Sports Authority. The sporting goods retailer missed a $20 million debt payment a month ago, and could be days away from a bankruptcy filing. The company said it has...
  • Biting ban for Worcester’s Cavubati

    Biting ban for Worcester’s Cavubati

    Tevita Cavubati has made nine Premiership appearances this season Worcester Warriors lock Tevita Cavubati has been banned for nine weeks for biting Jebb Sinclair in Sunday’s Premiership loss at London Irish. Cavubati was also ordered...
  • Rosa Is a Real Powerhouse

    The Rosa Desktop Fresh R series optimizes desktop usage and targets advanced users and enthusiasts looking for rich functionality. Add to that mix the default KDE flavoring and you have a compelling Linux distro that...

Headline News

  • First flight of Cuban migrants arrives at Mexico border town


    MEXICO CITY A group of Cuban migrants arrived to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on the U.S. border, on Tuesday as part of a January agreement struck between Costa Rica and Mexico. Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement that 113 Cubans arrived on a flight from Costa Rica. In January, Mexico and Central American countries approved a plan for flights to allow the more than 7,000 Cubans trapped in Costa Rica since mid-November when Nicaragua closed its borders to continue on to the United States. Thousands of Cubans have turned to the Central American route to try to reach the United States, spurred by fears that a recent detente between Havana and Washington will end preferential U.S. asylum rights for Cubans that allow them to enter the United States by land without a visa. Those found at sea are deported. (Reporting by Tomas Sarmiento; Editing by Nick Macfie)

    February 9, 2016 10:03 pm
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Politics

  • Democratic nomination will likely be won in March: Clinton campaign manager


    NEW YORK Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager said on Tuesday the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election would “very likely” be decided in March, and that the support of black and Hispanic voters would be key to victory. “It will be very difficult, if not impossible, for a Democrat to win the nomination without strong levels of support among African American and Hispanic voters,” campaign manager Robby Mook wrote in a memo titled “March Matters.” “The nomination will very likely be won in March, not February, and we believe that Hillary Clinton is well positioned to build a strong – potentially insurmountable – delegate lead next month,” he said. CNN projected on Tuesday that Clinton lost to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Luciana Lopez; Editing by Peter Cooney) SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters’ editorial staff and funded …

    February 9, 2016 8:43 pm
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Stocks

  • Sports Authority faces possible bankruptcy


    Time could be running out for Sports Authority. The sporting goods retailer missed a $20 million debt payment a month ago, and could be days away from a bankruptcy filing. The company said it has been in negotiations with lenders. But if it doesn’t reach an agreement with lenders or make the payment by Sunday, it will be in default on all of its other loans, according to credit rating agency Standard Poors. “We do not expect a payment to be made during this time frame,” said an SP note downgrading the company. Moody’s also expects the company to default. The company declined to comment on the state of negotiations with its lenders or a possible bankruptcy filing. Related: Everything must go! 75% off at closing Walmart stores Sports Authority is just the latest retail giant to fall on hard times as more and more shopping moves online. RadioShack, Circuit City, Sears (SEARS), Macys and …

    February 9, 2016 9:23 pm
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Sports

  • London Irish add three to squad


    Stooke (right) has made almost 70 appearances for Gloucester London Irish have signed forwards Tom Preece and Elliott Stooke and back Tom Halse until the end of the season. Lock Stooke, 22, joins from Premiership rivals Gloucester having made 70 appearances for the Cherry and Whites. Back row Preece, 26, arrives from Coventry RFC, while 27-year-old New Zealander Halse has been playing in Italy and can play at fly-half, inside-centre and at full-back. All are eligible to make their debuts on Saturday against Northampton Saints. It was confirmed last month that Stooke would join Bath following the completion of his current deal. “We are currently battling with an extensive injury list and quite a number of those are long term,” said London Irish’s head of operations Glenn Delaney. “The three players will be solid additions to our squad as we continue in this block of Premiership fixtures.” London Irish, currently bottom of the Premiership, are …

    February 9, 2016 10:03 pm
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World News

  • HK to investigate police warning shots


    Media captionWatch: BBC Juliana Liu speaks to locals in Mong Kok Hong Kong police will hold an inquiry to determine whether it was appropriate for an officer to fire two warning shots during unrest in Mong Kok. Two handgun shots were fired into the air as hundreds of people clashed with police on Monday night. The unrest began when officials began an operation to clear out unlicensed street food stalls. More than 90 people, including police officers, were injured in the clashes and dozens were arrested. Protesters threw bricks and bottles at police, who were using batons and pepper spray. Mong Kok clashes Image copyright AP Image caption The clashes broke out in the early hours of the morning What happened in Mong Kok? Hong Kong police attempted to shut down unlicensed food stalls along the junction of Shan Tung Road and Portland Street in Kowloon. Clashes erupted after dozens of local activists gathered to …

    February 9, 2016 10:03 pm
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Technology

  • Rosa Is a Real Powerhouse


    The Rosa Desktop Fresh R series optimizes desktop usage and targets advanced users and enthusiasts looking for rich functionality. Add to that mix the default KDE flavoring and you have a compelling Linux distro that challenges your first-choice OS. The typical Rosa user already is familiar with basic Linux offerings and wants a product with a wide set of customization and personalization possibilities. That is what Rosa Desktop delivers. Rosa is a Russian company with a variety of Linux-based solutions. Its flagship product, Rosa Desktop, is a Linux distribution featuring a highly customized KDE desktop and a number of modifications designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the working environment. The company also develops an Enterprise Server edition of Rosa, which is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Rosa R7 Desktop came out last month. Do not misunderstand the nomenclature: Rosa Desktop is not the latest desktop environment to challenge the likes of GNOME 3, Unity, …

    February 9, 2016 9:03 pm
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Science

  • Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef


    Related images(click to enlarge) The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time by a University of Queensland)-led study. Professor Jian-xin Zhao from UQ’s School of Earth Sciences said the photos were a powerful visual tool often used to highlight the recent decline of the Great Barrier Reef. “These photographs taken from the late 19th Century onwards of two inshore Great Barrier Reef locations near Bowen, Queensland, reveal a dramatic loss of coral cover,” Professor Zhao said. “Yet until now no information has been available on when these changes took place, or what caused these changes — which can lead to the photos being misinterpreted.” Using techniques including uranium-thorium dating in UQ’s Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory researchers were able to determine when the corals had died with a precision of up to one to two years. “Without the exact timing, the …

    February 9, 2016 7:43 pm
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Health

  • Biggest ever infectious disease survey to speed end of trachoma


    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Surveyors were taken hostage in Yemen, accused of being representatives of Dracula in Papua New Guinea, worked in sandstorms and temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius in Ethiopia. It was all part of the day’s work for some of the thousands of people who have completed what the organizers say is the largest ever survey of an infectious disease, examining 2.6 million people in 29 countries for the eye infection trachoma. “They faced tribal warfare and rogue villagers in Papua New Guinea who spread a rumor that the teams were vampires,” said Anthony Solomon, chief scientist of the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). “They worked in Ethiopia’s Afar region, one of the most hostile territories in the world in which to conduct community-based research, amid sandstorms, temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius and deadly venomous spiders,” he added. The scale and quality of the survey mean trachoma, an extremely painful disease which …

    February 9, 2016 8:23 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kanye West Might Be Making Fun Of LeBron James


    LeBron James recently released another new Nike shoe. The shoe is the one he will wear during the Toronto 2016 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. It’s a luxury version of the Nike LeBron 13. Kanye West went on another Twitter rant today and brought up LeBron’s new shoe. He tweeted a photo of the new shoe with the comment, “Wow this is pretty cool… good job NIKE team… LeBron is my brother.”  West famously hates Nike so it’s unknown he was being sarcastic or legitimately nice. In a recent Drake rip off song, Mr. West threw serious shade at both LeBron and Nike. Given the rest of the content of the rant, he was being shady. Or maybe he wants LeBron to invite him to some All-Star parties.  pic.twitter.com/9tu8KNy6iE — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 10, 2016 BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016 1000% there will never be a Kylie Puma anything. That’s …

    February 9, 2016 9:23 pm
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Editorial

  • Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Madeleine Albright & the sad sound of feminist desperation


    Ah, the sad sound of feminist desperation—that’s what we heard this past weekend. With Bernie Sanders giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, feminists have resorted to shame tactics to appeal to women voters. On Friday, Gloria Steinem told Bill Maher that young women are only voting for Sanders because that’s where the boys are. It seems women don’t think clearly when they have boys on their mind—says a feminist. And on Saturday, at a rally in New Hampshire for Mrs. Clinton, Madeleine Albright shouted, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!” To which Hillary cheered in response. Nothing like a little intimidation to rein people in. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Clinton Co. just dug their own grave. American women, apparently now even left-wing women, are not being the good feminists they’re supposed to be. Instead, they’re thinking for themselves. And they’re …

    February 9, 2016 7:02 pm
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Odd News

  • Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant


    A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn’t expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had wanted to play a practical joke on a friend working at the Wendy’s restaurant in Royal Palm Beach when he decided to hurl the reptile into the building, his parents told local broadcaster WPTV. “It was a stupid prank,” Linda James said. James faces charges of aggravated assault, and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator, WPTV said. The incident took place in October. James found the 3-foot alligator on the side of the road and led the reptile into his truck, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report cited by the station. He drove to the Wendy’s restaurant and placed an order, received a drink at the drive-thru window, and then threw the alligator through the opening, it said. …

    February 9, 2016 8:01 am
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