Day Of Bowl Games Keeps College Football Fans Entertained – NPR

Day Of Bowl Games Keeps College Football Fans Entertained – NPR

Ninth-ranked Southern California won the highest-scoring game in Rose Bowl history by rallying from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat fifth-ranked Penn State, 52-49. Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption toggle caption Jae C. Hong/AP Ninth-ranked Southern California won the highest-scoring game in Rose Bowl history […]

New Year’s Resolutions For Travelers: Hottest Travel Trends 2017 – Forbes

New Year’s Resolutions For Travelers: Hottest Travel Trends 2017 – Forbes

Wildlife safaris are more popular than ever, and If you haven’t been, consider 2017.  If you have been, try a different country or rarer sightings such as gorillas, polar bears or tigers. When I stared in travel writing almost 25 years ago, the world seemed a much bigger place, and editors constantly turned down pitches […]

Ivan Rogers Resigns as UK’s Ambassador to EU – Wall Street Journal

LONDON—The U.K.’s ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers, resigned Tuesday, a potential complication for Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to trigger talks with the bloc over Britain’s exit. A spokeswoman for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed Mr. Rogers had quit but declined to give further details. Mr…. Ivan Rogers Resigns […]

UK ambassador to EU quits amid Brexit row – The Guardian

Britain’s ambassador to the EU has quit his post less than a month after it was revealed that he said a post-Brexit trade deal with the bloc could take up to a decade to achieve. Government sources confirmed that Sir Ivan Rogers, one of the UK’s most experienced EU diplomats, told staff on Tuesday that […]

UK manufacturing on ‘strong footing’ – BBC News

UK manufacturing on ‘strong footing’ – BBC News

Image copyright PA Activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector hit a two-and-a-half-year high last month, according to a survey. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the sector rose to 56.1 in December from 53.6 the month before. A figure above 50 indicates expansion. The weaker pound helped to boost orders from overseas, the survey […]

Cornish village marks 25 years of UK wind power – The Guardian

From Pam the lollipop lady to the repairs for a storm-battered church roof, the fruits of wind power are not hard to find in Delabole. The residents of this Cornish village have lived alongside the UK’s first commercial windfarm since it was built in the year the Gulf war ended and Ryan Giggs rose to […]

Senegal expats to be allowed to run for parliament

Senegal expats to be allowed to run for parliament

Image copyright AFP Image caption Under the new move, the number of MPs will increase from 150 to 165 Senegalese people living abroad will be able to run for office in their home country for the first time in July’s elections, after MPs voted to increase the number of seats in parliament. The national assembly […]

Afcon 2017: Ivory Coast given financial boost

Afcon 2017: Ivory Coast given financial boost

Ivory Coast with the trophy in 2015 Defending champions Ivory Coast have been given extra financial support for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Ivorian government has approved a near €6 million euros (£5.1m) budget for the team’s campaign in Gabon. It is an increase of €600,000 euros (£507,000) from the last finals […]

Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Syrian war: Peace talks under threat amid rebel warning

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The ceasefire is meant to apply across Syria – and has mostly been holding Syrian rebel groups say they are halting preparations for peace talks planned by Russia and Turkey for later this month. A statement, signed by a number of groups, cited “many big breaches” of the ceasefire by […]