Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

VALENCIA, Spain — Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three […]

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

To eat ethically when traveling, leave your food rules at home

A few months ago, my husband and I took a four-day tour of the mountainous Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. The itinerary, which was designed to immerse us in the local culture while benefiting the community, included almost no restaurant meals. Our Nicaraguan guide brought us to the homes of small-scale farmers, where home cooks would […]

UK PM May says need to ensure parliament does not overturn Brexit

UK PM May says need to ensure parliament does not overturn Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday it was important to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit, defending her approach to passing the legislation that will end Britain’s membership of the European Union. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaking on the Marr Show on BBC television at her official country […]

The Maine Millennial: On the tightrope that is parenting, my father never wobbled

The Maine Millennial: On the tightrope that is parenting, my father never wobbled

Today is my first Father’s Day without a father. A family friend told me recently that “nobody likes Father’s Day.” But he’s Serbian, and the Serbian Father’s Day tradition involves children tying up their dads and beating them until he gives them presents. It makes sense that my friend, as a parent who has been […]

'West Wing' actress calls out Tesla after husband's car bursts into flames

'West Wing' actress calls out Tesla after husband's car bursts into flames

Actress Mary McCormark called out Tesla in a post on Twitter Saturday showing frightening video of her husband’s car bursting into flames in Los Angeles traffic. McCormack, who starred on TV shows “The West Wing” and “In Plain Sight,” tweeted at the car manufacturer after her husband was forced to bail from his car on […]

NHB directs housing finance cos to comply with IND-AS provisions

NHB directs housing finance cos to comply with IND-AS provisions

Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) have not got any relief or deferral on IND-AS implementation, on the lines extended for banks. Housing finance regulator National Housing Bank (NHB) has now directed HFCs to comply with the provisions of IND-AS as notified by the Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA). This would mean HFCs will have to implement IND-AS […]

Iran restore Asian pride

Iran restore Asian pride

John Duerden gives his view on the opening games for two of Asia’s representatives – Iran and Saudi Arabia – in Russia. SAINT-PETERSBURG: Thursday was a tough day for Asian football as an average Russian team thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening round of the 2018 World Cup. In the build-up to the game […]

Le Mans 24h: Nakajima sends #8 Toyota into the lead

Le Mans 24h: Nakajima sends #8 Toyota into the lead

Brilliant drives by Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima sent the #8 Toyota past its sister #7 car to give Sebastien Buemi the lead of the Le Mans 24 Hours at two-thirds distance. At the race’s halfway point, Jose Maria Lopez in the #7 Toyota held a 75-second lead over teammate Fernando Alonso, who was cutting […]

Plant that causes third-degree burns, blindness found in Virginia

Plant that causes third-degree burns, blindness found in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — Giant Hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and permanent blindness, has been found in Virginia, according to researchers at the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech. So far, there has been just one confirmed sighting of Giant Hogweed — in Clarke County, Virginia, but the dangerous plant also grows in New […]

Don Criqui, Allen Pinkett out as Notre Dame football changes its radio voices

Don Criqui, Allen Pinkett out as Notre Dame football changes its radio voices

Notre Dame football will have a new voice this season. Make that two of them. Longtime Irish football national radio analyst Allen Pinkett confirmed Saturday evening that ND’s new multimedia partner, JMI Sports, will not retain the 54-year-old former Irish All-America running back, nor play-by-play man Don Criqui for the network broadcasts. “I spoke with […]