Ellen bans singer after gay comments

Ellen bans singer after gay comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Burrell had been due to perform on Ellen DeGeneres’ show this week Ellen DeGeneres has said Kim Burrell will not appear on her show after the gospel singer made homophobic comments. Burrell referred to “the perverted homosexual spirit” during a sermon at a church in Houston, Texas. She […]

New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

New York train crash: Dozens injured in derailment

Image copyright AP A commuter train has derailed during rush hour in New York City, injuring dozens of people The Long Island Railroad train went of the tracks as it arrived at the busy Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. Passengers said there had been a loud bang followed by a jolt that made some people on […]

Adam Rittenberg explains what went into Minnesota’s decision to fire football coach Tracy Claeys. (1:07) – ESPN

1:15 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Minnesota has fired embattled football coach Tracy Claeys after meetings with school officials, the school announced Tuesday. Claeys met only with athletic director Mark Coyle on Tuesday, but Coyle had the full support of the board of trustees and university president Eric Kaler, a […]

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 finalists – NFL.com

The 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were trimmed to 15 finalists during Tuesday’s Gold Jacket Finalists special on NFL Network. The 15 modern-era finalists join three other finalists to comprise 18 finalists under consideration for the Class of 2017. Former Seahawks safety Kenny Easley was announced as a senior […]

Top five amazing treasure finds by amateur UK archaeologists – Telegraph.co.uk

A trove of Viking jewellery and Saxon coins unearthed by an amateur treasure-hunter in a farmer’s field may help rescue an English king from obscurity. It is the latest in a line of impressive treasures found in the UK by amateur archaeologists throughout the years. The largest collection of Viking silver ever found in the UK was discovered […]

Brexit: Ivan Rogers, Britain’s EU ambassador, quits – Aljazeera.com

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers, has resigned less than three months before the UK begins formal negotiations to leave the bloc, drawing a mixed reaction from pro-EU and eurosceptic politicians. Rogers, who has served as the British ambassador to the EU since late 2013, had been due to end his four-year […]

Retail stocks drag FTSE 100 from record peak, as UK construction PMI hits nine-month high – Telegraph.co.uk

Elsewhere, investors are eyeing UK construction data which is due for release at 9.30am.  Previewing the economic data release, Mike van Dulken, of Accendo Markets, said: “After blowout PMI Manufacturing yesterday, UK housebuilders could get a boost from UK Construction PMI creeping higher and supportive UK home lending and mortgage approvals data.” Also on the agenda:  Interim results: Accrol Group Trading […]

UK bosses make more in two and a half days than workers earn all … – The Guardian

The UK’s top bosses will have made more money by lunchtime on Wednesday than the typical UK worker will earn all year, according to an analysis that exposes the gulf between executives and the rest of the workforce. On “Fat Cat Wednesday” campaigners say that public anger with elites will intensify unless action is taken […]

UK construction sector grows but Next disappoints – business live – The Guardian

Such rapid growth in unsecured credit is unsustainable over the medium-term, and the recent fall back in consumer confidence suggests that households will borrow more cautiously in 2017, subduing growth in consumption. Meanwhile, the negligible rise in mortgage approvals shows that the boost to activity from the recent fall in mortgage rates has been modest. […]

Gambia’s electoral commission chief has fled the country

Gambia’s electoral commission chief has fled the country

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alieu Momar Njai presided over Yahya Jammeh’s shock election defeat The Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chief has gone into hiding, his family has confirmed. Alieu Momar Njai, who announced Yahya Jammeh’s defeat in the polls last month, has fled the country, his son Momodou told the BBC. President Jammeh […]