MotoE: Fire destroys entire fleet of electric bikes ahead of championship

(CNN)A major fire has destroyed the entire roster of electric bikes ahead of the MotoE World Cup — the electric spin off of MotoGP. READ: Charlie Whiting: Formula One race director dies suddenly, aged 66 READ: The ‘new futuristic championship’ likened to Mario Kart READ: From a roar to a whirr — MotoGP goes electric The all-electric series was planned to serve as a supplement to MotoGP and race on the same weekend, with 12 teams signing up for the MotoE World Cup last year. The entire field had attended the test day ahead of the championship’s scheduled start at the Spanish Grand Prix on May 5. MotoE confirmed the championship will still take place in 2019 but a revised …

Felicity Huffman Quits Social Media Amid Nonstop ROASTING Over College Cheating Scandal! – Perez Hilton

Felicity Huffman is no longer on social media. As The thespian and husband William H. Macy (who was not charged for some reason) were accused of making a $15,000 donation to get involved in a college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of their now-18-year-old daughter, Sofia. The teen reportedly took the SATs in December 2017 and received a 1420, which was a 400 point improvement over her PSAT score. At the test taking center, a proctor allegedly corrected her answers after she turned in the test. On Friday, the 56-year-old deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts amid the scandal. On her pages, the acclaimed actress regularly shared inspirational messages such as, “Don’t just go through life, grow through life. What are you creating for yourself …

Real Madrid wins first game of Zinedine Zidane’s second spell

(CNN)Zinedine Zidane began his second spell in charge of Real Madrid with victory after Isco and Gareth Bale scored in a 2-0 win against Celta Vigo Saturday. “The sensations are good,” Zidane was quoted as saying by London’s Evening Standard. “We went in search of the win and we got it. We didn’t start well, but we had to be patient. We improved at the end of the first half and in the second. I’m happy.” Real is third in the La Liga table, two points behind Atletico Madrid and nine behind leader Barcelona. READ: How Euro-kings Real lost crown READ: Amazing Ajax humble Real Madrid Zidane resigned after last year’s Champions League final victory against Liverpool, but was asked …

Robert Kubica: Back on the Formula 1 grid eight years on from near tragedy

(CNN)Eight years on, Robert Kubica remembers every moment of the crash that ended the first chapter of his Formula 1 career. A fight for his life diminished to a fight to keep his right hand and eventually a fight to get back to F1, something he gave up on some time ago only to now find himself back on the grid for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix 139 races after his last.

Wales clinch Six Nations and Grand Slam clean sweep

(CNN)The rain sluiced down but the Cardiff crowd was unshrinking and the Welsh players irrepressible as they trounced defending champion Ireland to secure the Six Nations title and a Grand Slam season clean sweep of northern hemisphere international rugby. Going into the final weekend, Wales, Ireland and England all still had a chance to win the title, but the Welsh had sealed the championship before England’s remarkable 38-38 draw against Scotland — the highest scoring draw in international rugby — later Saturday, after Eddie Jones’ England side had led 31-0 in the first half. “I’m proud of the players, it’s not about me,” said Gatland, who becomes the first coach in history to win three Grand Slams. “We spoke beforehand …

Iditarod 2019: Alaskan Native musher Pete Kaiser wins race in one of closest finishes ever

Pete Kaiser reached the finish line just 12 minutes ahead of second-placed Leifseth Ulsom, 32, in one of the closest finishes in Iditarod history The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn close finish on the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday, with Alaskan Pete Kaiser and his dogs barely holding off defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway. Kaiser, 31, reached the finish line just 12 minutes ahead of second-placed Leifseth Ulsom, 32, in one of the closest finishes in Iditarod history. It was Kaisers first Iditarod win. Crowds of cheering fans packed the city of Nomes Front Street to watch Kaiser and his team sprint under the wooden arch that marks the end of the …

Outpouring of support from UK after NZ attack

Image copyright PA Image caption A man hands out flowers to Muslims as they leave Birmingham Central Mosque as Friday prayers finish Report End of Twitter post by @sandwellcouncil People gathered for prayers at mosques across the UK, including at the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, which urged its community to “be more vigilant than ever”. Meanwhile, Finsbury Park Mosque, whose worshippers were targeted in a terror attack in June 2017, shared a picture of flowers and a note of support which it had received from members of the local community. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLondon imam Mohammed Mahmoud calls for a crackdown on far-right extremism Mohammed Mahmoud, who made headlines when he stood …

Prisoners in England to be taught code

The hope is that the trials will eventually lead to a network of coding workshops in UK prisons. The programme is modelled on the Last Mile project in the San Quentin prison, in California, which has helped almost 500 offenders find jobs after release, with none of those taking part reoffending. That compares with a national reoffending rate in the US of 55%. Reoffending in the UK is estimated to cost around £15bn, according to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Minster for Digital Margot James said: “The government is committed to stopping the cycle of reoffending and a valuable asset to prevent recidivism is employment. “Equipping offenders with coding skills will help them into life-changing work and …

How do I feel seeing my records get broken? Inspired | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As the NBAs all-time leading scorer, I want to see my records broken as doing so is one more benchmark of human progress Every time Im introduced in a public setting, my list of NBA records is announced. There arent as many now as there were when I retired, so at least my introduction takes less time. But whenever someone closes in on one of my remaining records, especially the Moby-Dick as the all-time leading scorer, Im asked by dozens of media people whether I think they can do it and how Ill feel if they do. Its as if people think Im sitting home watching the games chanting: Miss! Miss! Miss! Actually, when I see these talented veteran players …

A wrestler forfeited a game so he wouldn’t have to compete against a girl. Now she’s clapping back in the most epic way.

Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images The United States has 16,562 female high school wrestlers, however only 12 states have girls’ wrestling programs with state championships. This year, Colorado piloted a program giving female wrestlers their own bracket. Girls are starting to get more opportunities to wrestle, however many female wrestlers still find themselves fighting against a stigma. When Jaslynn Gallegos and Angel Rios opted to compete with the boys in the state championship, one of the boys declined to compete with them. Now, Gallegos has a to-the-point message for all the boys who are reluctant to get into the ring with her, “Just wrestle me.” High school senior Brendan Johnston forfeited a match during the Colorado state wrestling championships so …

Lori Loughlin appeared arrogant in court while Felicity Huffman looked more genuine, says sketch artist

Actor Lori Loughlin appears in this court sketch at a hearing for a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities, at a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mona Shafer Edwards  But according to Edwards, Loughlin, 54, managed to surprise her. “[They were] very, very different,” Edwards told the news site about the two women during their days in court. “Totally different attitude, expression and the way that the body was held.” Unlike Huffman, Loughlin had the luxury of negotiating her surrender and appeared in court with full hair and makeup done, along with a defiant look. While sitting, the “Fuller House” star had her arms crossed and they stayed that …

Lionel Messis masterclass gives Barcelona resounding win over Lyon

Lionel Messi scored two and set up two in a convincing 5-1 win for Barcelona over Lyon to put them into the Champions League quarter-finals Paris Saint-Germain fell, Real Madrid fell, Atltico Madrid fell, but Barcelona didnt. This time there was no surprise, not even really for Lyon who saw Lionel Messi coming again and again, just as they knew they would, but couldnt prevent him from putting them to the sword. Bruno Gnsio had talked before the game about limiting Messis influence and talked after it about a player who, in his words, is almost impossible to stop at this level of performance and motivation. By then, the Lyon coach had watched the Argentinian score two and make two, …

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars

The affected models are: Some two-litre 2016 to 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport cars Certain two litre Range Rover Evoque, Sport, and Velar cars Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars. Most models are petrol, while some are diesel. Some of the models will need physical repairs in a dealership, while some will need software updates, the spokeswoman said. “The modifications made to affected vehicles will be made free of charge and every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out,” the firm added. In January the firm confirmed it is cutting 4,500 jobs, with the substantial majority coming from its 40,000 strong …

No plan, no courage German press lays into Bayern after Liverpool loss

Bayern Munich were heavily criticised after their defeat, with Der Spiegel writing that German football has been left behind For the first time in 13 years there will be no German club in the Champions League quarter-finals, a fact not lost on the countrys media the morning after Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison for the “callous” assault of two choirboys in the late 1990s. On Wednesday, Judge Kidd said Pell’s attack on the victims was “breathtakingly arrogant” adding that the cardinal had assaulted the boys with “callous indifference to the victims’ distress.” But the judge said Pell was “not to be made a scapegoat for any failings or perceived failings of the Catholic Church.” Outside the court, survivors of Catholic sex abuse who had attended the hearing were divided on the sentence. Some felt justice had been done, while others thought the judge had been too lenient. …