L'arcipelago di Madeira ha deciso di omaggiare così il campione portoghese.
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died aged 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said the former child star was found unresponsive after authorities received an emergency call. Californian-born Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old and joined the cast in Happy Days as Joanie, the kid sister to Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham, in 1974.
A pregnant woman is one of three people to have been hit by bleach thrown by someone in a passing car. The woman was walking with a man in Manchester when the bleach was thrown at them by someone at about 8.10pm on Friday. Around 20 minutes later, a third person was hit with bleach thrown from a passing silver Ford Fiesta on the same road - Ashton Old Road in the suburb of Openshaw in the east of the city.
The question is whether 21st-century Britain can escape from the way its society is rigged to avoid the same fate. A classic example is the British tax system. It may be, as Theresa May said in her shortlived campaign to win the Conservative leadership, that “tax is the price we pay for living in a civilised society”.
Riots could break out in cities across France after results are announced of the first round of the presidential election, intelligence services have warned, as the most unpredictable vote in decades goes ahead amid a heightened terror alert. Trouble is almost certain if the far-Right leader Marine Le Pen and her far-Left counterpart Jean-Luc-Mélenchon are the two candidates who make it through to the second and final round on May 7, according to a report issued by French intelligence services. The report came just two days after a French jihadist claiming allegiance to the Islamic State (Isil) shot dead a policemen on the Champs Elysées avenue in Paris, bringing election campaigning to an early end and thrusting security issues back to the top of the political agenda.
The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya has highlighted the problem of bad loans in India but analysts say the tycoon's unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is holding back the country's economic ...
Police have arrested a reality TV star's boyfriend who was wanted in connection with an acid attack in a nightclub that left two people partially blinded and others disfigured. Arthur Collins, 25, the boyfriend of Ferne McCann who appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northants, on Saturday night. Collins was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is to be taken to a London police station.
Thousands rallied on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on April 22 for the March for Science. This video shows the march in front of the National Gallery of Art. The event started at 9 am, and the demonstrators started marching at 2 pm, despite heavy rain. Crowds gathered in towns and cities worldwide to protest against negative political interference in scientific research and development. The marches coincided with Earth Day. Credit: Youtube/Dr. Dodd via Storyful
Theresa May has called a general election for June 8, amid polls that indicate she could win a huge Tory majority in Parliament. Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. What are the betting odds for the UK general election?
An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle herders in northern Kenya. Kuki Gallmann was ambushed as she was driving in her conservation park in Laikipia. Rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service were able to intervene and fight off the attackers.
Happy St George's Day! The celebration of England's patron saint takes place every year on April 23. St George’s Day is England's national day and is celebrated on April 23 each year. The day remembers St George - England’s patron saint.
Slaven Bilic believes a tactical change to a three-man defence helped West Ham keep the Premier League's leading marksman Romelu Lukaku quiet during their goalless draw against Everton on Saturday. Hammers centre-backs Winston Reid, Jose Fonte and James Collins produced an excellent display as the Belgian striker was limited to a single blocked shot. The West Ham boss admitted he was wary of Lukaku's impressive goalscoring run against West Ham prior to the game, with the 23-year-old scoring in nine consecutive games against the Hammers, but praised his side for their meticulous approach to the game.
It is has become commonplace for teachers to adopt a particularly stern tone when addressing parents, according to a study of primary school newsletters across the UK. Joanna Apps, a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, who conducted the research found that schools are using news bulletins to chastise parents about issues such as reckless driving and accompanying their child too far into school. “The education of children is a joint project between schools and parents and it doesn’t help the relationship if one or other party sees themselves in the driving seat.
Everyone who was anyone could be seen at the members-only club in the basement of a townhouse in Berkeley Square, among them the likes of Princess Diana, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Alexander Spencer-Churchill has been appointed to comb through Annabel’s membership - and weed out less illustrious feepayers in time for the club’s historic move. Its current owner Richard Caring, a restaurateur with a dazzling smile and tan to match, has declared his intention of ‘sifting’ through its current 7,000 or so existing members with a view to removing those “who are not really cool”.
A ring of steel and concrete barriers has been erected along the route of Sunday's London Marathon to protect it from the threat of a possible terrorist attack. ‘Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers’ designed to stop a hijacked car or lorry being driven at the crowds were put in place overnight. At the same time extra armed officers will patrol the area along the 26 mile route, with police spotters sighted on buildings overlooking the event.
Investor Michael Treichl, 68, was questioned this week on suspicion of arson by detectives from Dorset Police and has since been released pending further investigations. Around 100 firefighters attended the huge blaze at Parnham House in Dorset, which initially broke out at 4am on Saturday April 15 and took four days to extinguish completely. Nobody was injured in the fire but the Elizabethan mansion in Beaminster, just south of Yeovil, is reported to be completely gutted.
If you've been on Instagram in the last week, you know what the Unicorn Frappuccino is. The magenta and blue drink became an instant viral sensation on social media this week after Starbucks debuted the limited-time offering on Wednesday. "We want people to talk about it, and blog about it, and get excited, and share their pictures," Liz Matthews, Taco Bell's chief innovation officer, told Business Insider earlier this month.
Scientists have taken to the streets to protest over fears that long-standing principles underpinning centuries of progress could be at risk. Several celebrities joined the March for Science in London as it passed a series of the capital's most celebrated research institutions. It follows the mushrooming of fake news stories and others that purport to be based on fact but are proved otherwise by the scientific community.
It is a notion held sacred among Brits who keep vegetable patches and allotments, that "fresh is always best" when it comes to eating.
Around 100 firefighters tackles a massive blaze at a warehouse in east London that can be seen from across the river. Plumes of thick smoke rose into the air above Dagenham on Saturday afternoon as the warehouse caught light just before 6pm. A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said the building contained around 100 tonnes of mixed waste.
A demonstration with a difference was held in Budapest on Saturday. An estimated 4,000-5,000 Hungarians joined a rally against Prime Minister Viktor Orban – that’s not unusual – but this one employed humour as a weapon. “Let’s meet Putin”, read one banner, “Long Live Viktor” another – while others said “down with press freedom” and “we don’t need elections”. A satirical comment on what they call the Hungarian government’s attacks on democracy and human rights. “It is a pro-government and pro-Russia protest and it is against the NGOs and against literally everything which is not the Fidesz (party),” said Gergely Kovacs, Chairman of the Two-Tailed Dog Party. Fidesz is the ruling party; the Two-Tailed Dog Party the spoof group which has ridiculed Hungary’s rulers before. Hungary: Protesters mock Putin and Orban in Budapest rally against ‘everything’ https://t.co/PSiqAP2tfl pic.twitter.com/HZTDOFjxa6— Knowledge is Power (@1KnowledgePower) April 22, 2017 Other banners bore the slogans “we want more Moscow” and “we want two Orbans”. But there are serious accusations behind the humour. “Fidesz is slowly but surely erasing democracy and fortunately with the case of the CEU (Central European University) a lot of people have somehow realised this, the university case has ignited something and now many people are protesting against deeper problems,” said protester Laura Kelemen. The university law passed by parliament earlier this month is described by critics as an attack on academic freedom and is widely seen as targeting the Budapest institution set up by Hungarian-born financier and philanthropist George Soros. It sets tougher conditions on foreign-backed campuses which the CEU has said would bring it under government control. Want to get me to defend the Soros university in Budapest? Try to shut it down. Nice goin’, Boss Orbán. You’ve accomplished something rare.— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) April 22, 2017 Non-governmental organisations funded by Soros have been critical of the Hungarian prime minister’s migration policies, and he has accused them of interfering in politics. Orban’s government has drafted legislation to force such organisations to publish data on their funding from abroad, a requirement critics say reflects similar measures in Russia. The European Commission has threatened Hungary with legal action over the university law. .ketfarkukutya All in all though, if I were Orban, I might not be worried about young hipsters + aging intellectuals sharing a collective in-joke #Hungary pic.twitter.com/GiuTsuvwVB— Joost (almodozo) April 22, 2017
On Saturday, millions of people worldwide took to the streets for the March for Science. Organizers in Washington, D.C. reported more than 600 satellite marches worldwide planned for the day. The mass demonstrations, held on Earth Day, were meant to raise awareness about the importance of funding (and trusting) science. New York City's march drew throngs of geeks with both a personal and professional passion for evidence-based research, many with a knack for pro-science messaging.
A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was rising to fame was damaged by fire on Saturday. The Memphis home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations. Memphis Fire Lt Wayne Cooke said there was no damage estimate.