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From Tiger Woods to Fergie: why we all love a comeback kid When Tiger Woods was busy winning his first Masters championship in 1997, he presumably had neither the time nor inclination to read Donald Trump’s then newly published book, The Art of the Comeback. In the Trumpian playbook, tip number one is Play golf; number 10 is Always get a prenup Professor Wilson adds that a decent support structure is vital, so too the ability to actually relish the battle that lies ahead But, of course, the great joy of comebacks, is that nobody really stays there for long
Nuclear fuel rods from Fukushima disaster reactor being removed Eight years after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered Japan's worst ever nuclear disaster, work has begun to remove spent fuel rods from a reactor that went into meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. Currently, there are 566 fuel rod assemblies remaining in the spent fuel pool, TEPCO said in a press release Last September, the Japanese government recognized the first death associated with the estimated $50 billion cleanup operation, after a man in his 50s, who worked at the plant from 1980 to 2015, died of lung cancer
Wall Street slips as big bank results disappoint Wall Street's main indexes fell on Monday, pulling back from a rally in the... The S&P 500 was down 8.11 points, or 0.28%, at 2,899.30 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 39.52 points, or 0.49%, at 7,944.65 Of the 33 S&P 500 companies that have reported results so far, 81.8% have surpassed first-quarter earnings estimate, above the average of past four quarters, according to Refinitiv data Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Ribbonwood, Calif. A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning seven miles from Ribbonwood, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:21 a.m. ... The temblor occurred at 8:21 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.6 miles In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm
Scientists monitor increased activity at Big Island volcano HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii are monitoring increasing activity surrounding one of the Big Island's volcanoes. The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is closely monitoring Mauna Loa... HILO, Hawaii (AP) Scientists in Hawaii are monitoring increasing activity surrounding one of the Big Island’s volcanoes Earthquakes on Mauna Loa dropped to less than five per week in early 2018, but there have been up to 90 earthquakes weekly since August, with most considered mild at 2.0 or less on the Richter scale, Neal said
Liverpool remembers Hillsborough victims on 30th anniversary of tragedy LIVERPOOL fell silent to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. Ninety-six lanterns were lit on the steps of St George’s Hall this mornin… LIVERPOOL fell silent to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy It's something that in my mind's eye I can still conjure up images of because I was there on the day Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell is due to be sentenced on May 13 after he was found guilty of failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act in respect of ensuring there were enough turnstiles to prevent unduly large crowds building up outside the ground before the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
Apocalyptic dust storm SUBMERGES town in India - watch SHOCKING video footage INDIA’S Rajasthan state was submerged in an apocalyptic wall of dust last week – watch shocking footage showing the moment the dust storm rolled in over a town in the region. India dust storm engulf town in Rajasthan (Image: Vijay Kantiwal) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the dust storms will hit between April 15 to April 17 Heavy rain and high winds knocked down electricity poles and trees, blocked roads and disrupted power supplies in the worst affected areas
Netanyahu hails ICC for dropping ‘absurd’ war crimes probe against US troops in Afghanistan Israeli leader says investigating US or Israeli troops is not goal of Hague-based body The exhibition will be open to public until 6 June 2019 EPA 4/50 11 April 2019 Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India Reuters 5/50 10 April 2019 The first ever photo a black hole, taken using a global network of telescopes, conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no mater or light can escape Event Horizon Telescope/National Science Foundation/Reuters 6/50 9 April 2019 Sudanese protesters chant slogans as they rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum
Downed trees, high water and power outages in D.C. region after overnight storm Pepco said about 700 customers lost power, mostly in Prince George’s County. In Virginia, more than 27,000 customers of Dominion Energy are without power in the Richmond and Petersburg areas. Spotsylvania Schools (@SpotsySchools) April 15, 2019 In the District, a downed tree hit a car in the 3700 block of D Street in Southeast near Potomac Avenue, but no one was hurt Monday’s forecast calls for a few passing rain showers with some winds
Assange's Arrest Was an Act of Revenge by US Government The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy in the annals of Western “values” and “freedom of expression.” The image is stark. A handcuffed journalist and publisher dragged out by force from the inside of an embassy, clutching a Gore Vidal book on the History of the US National Security State. The date – April 11, 2019 – will live in infamy in the annals of Western values and freedom of expression To switch the metaphor, an indictment of Assange is a ‘first use’ of ‘the nuclear option’ against the First Amendment protection of a free press But expect the subsequent political football to be bombastic
The 10 Most Anticipated Movie Kisses Of All Time Get your chap stick ready! A Cinderella Story This was two miracles in one–an end to the drought AND Austin and Sam finally admit that they're in love I almost thought they were going to make us live the rest of our lives wondering, so when this Italian rooftop dream finally came true, it became one of my favorite movie kisses of all time
Removal of fuel at Fukushima’s melted nuclear reactor begins The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility. Our goal is not to rush the process but to carefully proceed with the decommissioning work TEPCO and government officials plan to determine methods for removing the melted fuel from each of the three damaged reactors later this year so they can begin the process in 2021
The Daily 202: How the nature of cyberwar is changing Government systems remain vulnerable as more adversaries play the game. Vladimir Putin visits a rocket engine company in Luhansk, Russia, on Friday (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo/AP) With Joanie Greve and Mariana Alfaro THE BIG IDEA:  SAUSALITO, Calif But he's struggling to re-create the former president’s diverse coalition
Wall Street dips after lackluster big bank earnings U.S. stocks slipped on Monday, weighed by losses in financial stocks as earnings... At 10:01 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 38.21 points, or 0.14%, at 26,374.09 The S&P 500 was down 3.06 points, or 0.11%, at 2,904.35 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 9.48 points, or 0.12%, at 7,974.68 Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Nicklaus major record in play again for Woods The Tiger Woods major watch, stagnant for so long that it had almost been abando... To get his 15th after a long wait, after a lot of years away from competitive golf, being in a position where he wasn’t sure he was going to play again, it’s cool stuff Thomas acknowledged he had needed to be convinced Woods could win another major Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Tiger Woods' Masters win gives Nike investors another reason to cheer Nike Inc's long-time brand ambassador Tiger Woods gave investors another re... What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy! Nike and Woods forged a partnership that dates back more than two decades through good times and bad publicity Nike’s shares were up about 1 percent at $87 Monday morning Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Iain Duncan Smith outlines EXACT moment Brexit 'went wrong' – 'DISASTER for party' LEADING Brexit supporter and Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has outlined exactly when Britain’s departure from the European Union “all went wrong”. Brexit news: Iain Duncan Smith outlined when Brexit 'went wrong' in the eyes of Britons (Image: GETTY•SKYNEWS) It was on March 29 when we didn’t leave this is where this has all gone wrong Iain Duncan Smith That polling at the moment I think is very voluble and very flexible, but it is where it is now and I expect it is about right
The search for California's missing $2 billion in tax revenues California budget writers search for why tax revenues have been below expectations for 2019. President Trump pushes for migrants to be transported to "sanctuary" cities. That headline probably got your attention, right NATIONAL LIGHTNING ROUND -- Pete Buttigieg , the Indiana mayor who hopes to be the voice of a new generation, officially entered the 2020 presidential race on Sunday Kamala Harris used the looming tax day deadline on Sunday to release 15 years worth of her personal returns
South Africa must prosecute perpetrators of xenophobic attacks South Africa-based African Diaspora Forum and Human Rights Watch, HRW, said the government needed to do more than just condemning the attacks. The South African government has been tasked to take strong action over its citizens involved in a recent flare up of xenophobic violence in the country The groups said they were even more so concerned that the violence came amid rising political tension as South Africa goes to the polls on May 8
TSB becomes first bank to offer 'refund guarantee' to all fraud victims Customers can claim back money where scammers have convinced them to authorise a payment from their account The Lionesses went on to win 2-1 PA 7/50 8 April 2019 Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn and fellow Labour MPs welcome the newly elected MP for Newport West, Ruth Jones (right), to the Houses of Parliament PA 8/50 7 April 2019 James Cracknell celebrates after winning the Men's Boat Race with Cambridge
Transgender woman 'beaten unconscious' by mob in Texas ‘I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman,’ says mayor of Dallas Some 192 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot in the world's third-biggest democracy, with a record 245,000 candidates vying for positions from the presidency and parliamentary seats all the way down to local council jobs AFP/Getty 2/50 13 April 2019 Hindu devotees throw holy flammable powder onto a fire as they perform rituals during Gajan Festival celebrations in Kolkata
Travel blogger defends decision to dangle girlfriend off pool edge: 'It was her idea' KELLY and Kody landed themselves in hot water after they posted a 'terrifying' holiday snap. The Instagram couple has since defended the risky photoshoot. Travel bloggers hit back at trolls who criticised their Instagram photoshoot It didn’t take long for their picture to go viral, with many warning the stunt could have ended in disaster When one of you falls and meets your death than we will see if Instagram was worth it idiots
It’s the electoral college, stupid. And the Supreme Court. And the filibuster ... Democratic candidates are taking up issues that have gotten little if any attention in other presidential campaigns. Some worry the candidates may alienate voters by seeming to ignore issues of broader concern. In the Senate, Republicans refused to even consider President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, waiting out the 2016 election in hopes of filling a vacant seat, and have wielded the filibuster in such a way it now requires a super-majority to pass any significant legislation
Cyclone Idai's death toll over 1,000, hundreds of thousands displaced Hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of aid after Cyclone Idai batt... MAPUTO (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of aid after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March MOZAMBIQUE Cyclone Idai made landfall on the night of March 14, near the port city of Beira, bringing heavy winds and rains
Building Coachella’s Giant Art Monday: As the festival has grown, so has its art; President Trump hits at sanctuary cities; and it’s Ojai pixie season Here’s the sign-up .) Over the weekend, there’s a good chance your social media feeds were flooded with photos and video from Coachella In this community out here, it’s interesting because there’s a lot of really wealthy people and there are a lot of families that are struggling I grew up cleaning houses, Ms. Enriquez said
After Cyclone Idai, thousands still cut off, many more in need: aid... One month after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa bringing devastating f... They had been surviving on coconuts, dates and small fish they could catch Sang added that while often these weren’t the worst-hit by the disaster, they were already living in chronic poverty and now face huge challenges to survive Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Joshua Tree’s shutdown scars are largely hidden, but its spring glory is not Vandalism and misbehavior afflicted Joshua Tree National Park during the partial government shutdown. Then came the rains. Now the national park is full of flowers, cactus rock climbers and legions of hikers and climbers. This may be a surprise if you’ve heard about what went wrong during the shutdown: vandals driving off road, illegal campfires and human waste in many places (Mark Boster / For the Times) Many hills were dotted with yellow as Pinto Basin Road climbeds toward the northern portion of the park WHERE TO EAT Crossroads Cafe , 61715 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree; (760) 366-5414
Preparing for the Next 'Supervolcano' Eruption Scientists around the world are collaborating to monitor volcanic activity and better inform governments on preparing for the next major eruption.
Disabled Chelsea fan, 9, injured after smoke bomb thrown from Liverpool end A DISABLED Chelsea fan aged nine was left needing first aid treatment after fans said a smoke bomb was thrown from a Liverpool stand. FAN: Frances Stanley says the experience left her son feeling 'anxious' (Pic: FACEBOOK) SUPPORT: Donte's mum praised medics for their quick response (Pic: FACEBOOK) My son has special needs with developmental delays Daily Star Online has approached Liverpool for a response
Al Roker Takes His Crusade Against Climate Change to Ground Zero in Alaska: 'This Is Real' "I'm an optimist," says the beloved Today show weatherman of his approach to the crisis Get push notifications with news, features and more It’s costing the U.S. alone billions to clean up in the aftermath of the increase in monster hurricanes and drought-induced wildfires that have wreaked havoc in California I want you to vote for issues that affect our planet.'
First civilian helicopter-plane hybrid is coming next year Airplanes that hover like helicopters; the military has had these hybrid tilt-rotor aircraft for years. Get ready for the first ever civilian production version, coming next year They hover like helicopters -- but they fly faster and farther -- like airplanes Each engine swivels up or down, depending on whether the aircraft is hovering, landing, taking off or cruising across the sky The Osprey's reputation suffered after deadly crashes in 1992 and 2000 But they're certainly not going to certify a product that isn't safe
Workers begin removing fuel from Japan's earthquake-damaged nuclear reactors Beginning of work to extract fuel from 3 Fukushima reactors that melted down is a milestone, but the hardest work is yet to come I believe everything is going well so far, plant chief Tomohiko Isogai told Japanese public broadcaster NHK We will watch the progress at the site as we put safety first Our goal is not to rush the process but to carefully proceed with the decommissioning work This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed
Hillsborough disaster: What year was disaster? Inquest timeline - The wait for justice TODAY marks the 30th anniversary since the tragic Hillsborough disaster saw 96 Liverpool fans killed by the crush at an FA Cup game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Read below for a timeline of the Hillsborough disaster. The three-decade journey to justice for people involved in the Hillsborough disaster is being marked across the country today Liverpool's mayor said the city would stand together in solidarity A minute's silence will also be held on Monday in Liverpool at 15.06 BST - when the match was halted on 15 April 1989 at Sheffield's Hillsborough ground Then home secretary, Jack Straw accepts that conclusion
64 cats found dead in woman's house Investigators find dead animals kept in freezers and refrigerators on property Maths, physics and photonics melt in this exhibition presented by Cosmocaixa in which visitors can enter a big kaleidoscope to walk through and experience with the effects and particularities of mirrors I don’t know necessarily what went wrong in this particular case but you have to remember that she started out trying to help animals, got in over her head and this developed