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Source: BBC

Jose Mourinho, Fabio Capello and Andre Villas-Boas: How Largs shaped them

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

As the Premier League got under way, nine of the division's managers - Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, David Moyes, Andre Villas-Boas, Brendan Rodgers, Roy Hodgson, Owen Coyle, Alex McLeish and Steve Kean - had trained or taught at the town's coaching courses.

No longer needing a lager-stained touchscreen to prove his identity - was about to embark on a record-breaking, title-winning, Barcelona-baiting season with Real Madrid.

Source: DW

African Union calls on Congo to hold off election result announcement

Friday 00:35 GMT

The African Union (AU) on Thursday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

An influential voice is Congo's Catholic church last Friday said the result announced by the election commission was inconsistent with its own tallies compiled by 40,000 monitors. Fayulu has, however, said he is not confident of winning before the nine-judge court, which he considers friendly to outgoing President Joseph Kabila.

Source: BBC

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

Thursday 01:30 GMT

A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet.

The EAT-Lancet Commission is going to take their findings to governments around the world and bodies such as the World Health Organization to see if they can begin to change the way we eat.

Source: Huffington Post

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler Resigns

Thursday 01:30 GMT

This story has been updated with the news that John Engler resigned as MSU’s interim president and to include more details about his resignation.

Engler used roughly nine of the 11 pages of his resignation letter to detail his accomplishments as MSU’s interim president, from increasing mental health services on campus to reorganizing the school’s Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance. MSU, along with USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee, has come under fire from survivors and advocates against sexual abuse for failing to prevent the abuse and in some cases knowingly allowing it to continue.

Source: Global News

Ontario casino regulator probing whether B.C. casino staff were connected to money-laundering suspects

Thursday 14:30 GMT

While the RCMP’s massive E-Pirate money-laundering investigation in B.C. has collapsed, Ontario’s gambling regulator is continuing to look into whether employees of Richmond’s River Rock Casino were connected to Chinese VIP gamblers and alleged loan sharks targeted in RCMP anti-gang investigations related to E-Pirate.

Exclusive: Documents allege complicity in money laundering in major investigation of River Rock Casino. And documents obtained by Global News through freedom of information show these suspects are of interest to Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) investigators, who opened the investigation in 2017 after Great Canadian Gaming was awarded a number of lucrative contracts in Ontario, including a major gaming expansion at Toronto’s Woodbine casino.

Source: BBC

World's coffee under threat, say experts

Thursday 01:30 GMT

Many coffee drinkers are unaware that we only use the coffee beans from two species - Coffea Arabica and Coffea robusta - in the thousands of different blends of coffee on sale.

"We hope this new data will highlight species to be prioritised for the sustainability of the coffee production sector, so that appropriate action can be taken to safeguard the species," she said.

Source: Global News

Big banks poised to follow suit as RBC trims 5-year fixed mortgage rate

Thursday 01:30 GMT

At the same time it lowered the fixed rate, RBC has upped its variable mortgage rate by 0.25 percentage points, according to McLister.

While variable mortgage rates are generally linked to the Bank of Canada benchmark interest rate — currently 1.75 per cent — fixed mortgage rates are tied to bond yields. “The rates dropped enough in the beginning of December where they could have cut rates this much then, but they held on and that’s obviously a play to maximize margins,” McLister said.

Source: The Guradian

Harden scores 58 in loss to Nets as Cousins set to return for 'most hated' Warriors

Thursday 14:30 GMT

Harden had his second straight season-high after scoring 57 in a victory over Memphis on Monday night, but was only five of 19 from three-point range against the Nets.

The Warriors are expecting DeMarcus Cousins to make his debut for the team in the coming week, and the presence of another All-Star for the champions has led some to complain the NBA finals are already effectively decided. Bur Cousins shrugged off such criticisms in an interview with ESPN: “I don’t really pay attention to storylines,” Cousins said.

Source: The Guradian

Why do we keep praising Silicon Valley for reinventing the wheel?

14-Jan-2019

Why do we keep falling over ourselves to praise Silicon Valley for reinventing concrete – or, if you prefer your analogies more straightforward, the wheel?

Last week, the New York Times ran a piece praising a “radically new” fee plan offered by a Silicon Valley-based university. Instead of charging tuition fees upfront, Lambda School allows students to pay back their debts after graduation – charging them proportionally, based on their salary.

Source: Global News

Calgary man who nearly died from flu urges others to get immunized

Saturday 02:24 GMT

“The fact that what I thought was a cold, turned into the flu, turned into a near death experience for me, really shocked everyone I know.”

“The Spanish flu epidemic during World War One, that was H1N1, in the 1970s, the swine flu epidemic, that was [also] H1N1,” Jenne said. Jenne believes H1N1 has likely been around for hundreds of years, but within the last century, three specific events resulted in widespread pathogen exposure.

Source: The Guradian

Manny Pacquiao takes on Adrien Broner amid Mayweather rematch speculation

Saturday 12:40 GMT

Manny Pacquiao finds himself in a bit of an unusual spot entering Saturday’s welterweight showdown with the profane underachiever Adrien Broner on the Las Vegas strip.

The working theory is Pacquiao is angling not for supremacy at 147lbs but a rematch that nobody asked for with the retired Floyd Mayweather, an all-quadragenarian affair that might not do the record-shattering business of their poorly received 2015 blockbuster, but would no doubt be a money-spinning affair and another nine-figure payday for both men.

Source: Common Domain

A 20,000-Square-Foot Custom Mansion in an Upscale Suburb of Denver, Colorado

Friday 12:41 GMT

This 20,000-square-foot custom-built mansion is on a large landscaped private lot in the upscale Denver suburb of Cherry Hills Village.

Design details include handcrafted walnut flooring, cabinetry and woodwork, vaulted ceilings, Brombal USA metal windows and doors, his-and-hers offices, a wet bar, and a grand master retreat with his-and-hers bathroom suites and a laundry room.

Source: Fox News

Hundreds of Central American migrants tunnel underneath border wall into Arizona

Sunday 06:03 GMT

A group of nearly 400 Central American migrants tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona earlier this week and surrendered themselves to the Border Patrol.

Reportedly a few feet long – were reportedly dug by smugglers under the steel border fence, letting hundreds of supposed asylum seekers enter the U.S, according to the Customs and Border Protection. MIGRANT CARAVAN FREELY CROSSES MEXICAN BORDER AFTER GATES WERE LEFT OPEN, AUTHORITIES AVOIDED 'CONFRONTATION'. The migrants shortly surrendered to the authorities and requested asylum.

Source: Fox News

Andrew McCarthy: FBI Russia investigation was always about Trump

14-Jan-2019

On Friday night, the New York Times published what was clearly intended to be a blockbuster report that, following the firing of FBI director James Comey on May 9, 2017, the bureau formally opened an investigation of President Trump.

The investigation commenced during the 2016 campaign by the Obama administration – the Justice Department and the FBI – was always about Donald Trump. We have to remember: The FBI believed the Steele dossier – the collection of faux intelligence reports compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, who was ultimately working for the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Source: Global News

Poland mayor dies after on-stage stabbing at charity event

Tuesday 12:39 GMT

Poland mayor stabbed on stage at major charity event, in very serious condition. Even before his death was announced, rallies against violence were being planned to take place across Poland in the evening.

The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday after he was stabbed during a charity event the evening before by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge against a political party the politician once belonged to.

Source: Common Domain

Patriots are the early Super Bowl favorites against Rams

Today 19:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Video shows tension between Native Americans, high school students before viral clip

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump has Democrats ‘in a corner’ with compromise to end partial shutdown, Dan Bongino says

Today 20:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria, military says

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: BBC

Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 to set up Rams meeting

Today 19:04 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drugmakers Raise Prices Amid Shortages, Recalls

Saturday 17:14 GMT
Source: Fox News

Shirley Boone, wife of singer Pat Boone, dead at 84: report

14-Jan-2019
Source: BBC

Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets being resold for more than £12,000

Friday 13:35 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Bling and beauty: Dakar's fashion comes of age – photo essay

Saturday 02:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields extend weeklong climb as stocks surge on U.S.-China trade optimism

Saturday 19:04 GMT
Source: Fox News

Law firm tied to Manafort's Ukraine work reaches settlement with Justice Department

Friday 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

VA Secretary Wilkie: The VA is making real progress on suicide prevention for veterans

Tuesday 05:08 GMT

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