Northern Stars bolstered by Silver Ferns signing, former NZ defender returns

Harrison, who won Commonwealth Games gold medals in 2006 and 2010 before retiring in 2018, will be joined by newcomers Elle Temu, who makes the move from the champion Central Pulse side, Monica Falkner, who returns from injury and is part of the Silver Ferns development squad, and Amorangi Malesala, who has been playing in […]

Usher announces his Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace Colosseum in July 2021… amid news he is expecting his third child

‘Tickets go on sale Thursday 9/10 at 10 AM PT, but you can get yours starting Monday if you text me at (404) 737-1821. I’ll hit you back with the presale code this weekend. For all dates and tickets head to www.ticketmaster.com/ushervegas’ he continued in his caption. 

Fact check: Does Tasmania have the weakest political donation laws in the nation?

“It does not have state-based laws that govern common elements of a political donations regime. However, it does have laws governing campaign expenditure limits that include the requirement to furnish election expenditure returns, and penalties for submitting a false or misleading return.”

Northern accents ‘are becoming more similar’ and machines struggle to tell the difference between Yorkshire and Lancashire twangs, study claims

A seminal study into this phenomenon, published in 1982, said: ‘There are many educated northerners.. who would feel it to be a denial of their identity as northerners to say BATH words with anything other than a short ‘a’.’

Northern Ireland 1-5 Norway: Two-goal Haaland stars in emphatic win

Baraclough will have gone into this game with a spring in his step after kicking off his Northern Ireland tenure with a last-gasp draw against Romania on Friday, but the 49-year-old was given a harsh lesson in the realities of international football by a relentless Norway outfit.

England announces 12 more coronavirus deaths in hospitals in early count as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all record zero

The PM told the House of Commons the ‘rule of six’ on how many people can socialise will become ‘familiar to the country’, signalling that the situation is unlikely to ease any time soon – a major setback for his ambition to get back to normal by Christmas.    

Wildfires ravage Northern California, with more rescues at Creek Fire near Fresno and firefighter injuries in Monterey County

Gov. Gavin Newsom applauded the work of California National Guard crews carrying out air evacuations that have freed a total of 362 hikers and 16 dogs since the Creek Fire began Friday. He said 2.3 million acres have burned statewide this year, surpassing the 2018 record of just under 2 million.

Astronomers find NO technological signs of alien life in a study of more than 10 MILLION star systems

‘When building something the size of the SKA, it’s important to try on a smaller scale first to test and refine technologies and anticipate potential challenges on a larger scale,’ said Richard Schilizzi, former director of the SKA project. 

Northern Ireland Brexit impact ‘mapping exercise’ finally released

“[The mapping exercise] really sketches out what the Good Friday Agreement is all about, which is power sharing in the north and increased co-operation north south and east west. So when we talk about avoiding a hard border and also protecting the Good Friday Agreement they are not the same thing. It is both of […]

Wind-fueled fire surge in Northern California hurts containment as state crosses 3 million acres burned

Most of the northern half of the state is in some level of drought after winter brought far below normal amounts of rain and snow. But California’s extensive history of extreme fire suppression in areas where wildfire has long been a natural part of the landscape as well as poor forest management are also causes, […]