Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Amazing Sports

New accuser targets ex-Cougars QB Gesser

New accuser targets ex-Cougars QB Gesser

An additional accusation of inappropriate sexual advances targeting former Washington State University quarterback Jason Gesser, now an employee in the school’s athletic department, has led to him being placed on administrative leave. Alyssa Bodeau, 27, said she filed an official complaint against Gesser with the school’s Office for Equal Opportunity on Monday, according to The…

Entertainment

‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ win on night of Emmy upsets
Entertainment

‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ win on night of Emmy upsets

Netflix ties longtime Emmy darling HBO in total wins
Entertainment

Netflix ties longtime Emmy darling HBO in total wins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Streaming service Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) and premium cable channel HBO battled to a tie at Monday’s Emmy awards ceremony, with each taking home 23 of the television industry’s top honors, though HBO scored the prestigious best drama prize. The result underscored the rise of Netflix in Hollywood, which matched HBO’s total…

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view
Entertainment

All-star Mary Poppins sequel flies into view

(Reuters) – A view across the grimy rooftops of London? A nanny descending to earth with a flying umbrella? Dick Van Dyke? All are present and correct in the trailer for the “Mary Poppins” reboot that was released on Tuesday. Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the original,…

Burberry bets on sleek new look for revamp under Tisci
Entertainment

Burberry bets on sleek new look for revamp under Tisci

LONDON (Reuters) – With metallic trimmings and corset-like belts, Burberry’s trademark trench coats took center-stage at the brand’s catwalk relaunch under new designer Riccardo Tisci on Monday as it looks to lift sales with a move upmarket. The ex-Givenchy star evoked the label’s British heritage, with pussybow blouses and pleated skirts setting the tone for…

Health

Few teens with chronic health problems have plans to take charge of their own care

Few teens with chronic health problems have plans to take charge of their own care

(Reuters Health) – Less than one in five teens with chronic health problems have made plans with their pediatrician to take over responsibility for their own care and transition to seeing doctors who treat adults, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data from surveys of parents and caregivers of almost 21,000 children ranging in age…

Coke eyes cannabis-infused drink market

Coke eyes cannabis-infused drink market

(Reuters) – Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) is closely watching the fast-growing marijuana drinks market for a possible entry that would expand the world’s largest soft drink maker’s ambitions further away from sugary sodas. Coca-Cola announced its interest in a statement on Monday, responding to a report from BNN Bloomberg that said it was in talks with…

Nairobi governor orders investigation into deaths of 12 babies at maternity hospital

Nairobi governor orders investigation into deaths of 12 babies at maternity hospital

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The governor of Nairobi found the bodies of 12 infants in the mortuary of a hospital in the capital – an unusually high figure even amid declining standards of health care in Kenya – when he made a surprise visit to the facility at the weekend. Governor Mike Sonko on Monday ordered…

New Technology

India’s Ola forays into New Zealand in latest overseas push
Tech

India’s Ola forays into New Zealand in latest overseas push

(Reuters) – Indian ride-hailing platform Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch operations in New Zealand, and expand its overseas rivalry with U.S.-based peer Uber Technologies Inc. The Indian start-up founded in 2011, which is backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group, first expanded its international operations with a foray into Australia and the United Kingdom…

U.S. duties spare Apple gadgets but hit cloud industry
Tech

U.S. duties spare Apple gadgets but hit cloud industry

(Reuters) – The United States will spare Apple Inc’s Watch and other consumer gadgets from the latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods, according to a list of products released by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on Monday. But parts for the computer servers and networking gear that power “cloud” data centers and internet-based services…

Oracle first-quarter revenue misses estimates, shares fall
Tech

Oracle first-quarter revenue misses estimates, shares fall

(Reuters) – Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) on Monday reported first-quarter revenue that narrowly missed analysts’ estimates, suggesting that the business software maker was struggling to make inroads in the highly competitive cloud computing market. Shares of Oracle fell 4 percent to $47.30 in extended trading as the company’s biggest unit, which houses its cloud services business,…

Saudi’s PIF invests more than $1 billion in electric carmaker Lucid Motors
Tech

Saudi’s PIF invests more than $1 billion in electric carmaker Lucid Motors

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors, adding to the emerging competition facing U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O). The funding will enable Silicon Valley-based Lucid to achieve the commercial launch of its Lucid Air electric vehicle in 2020, PIF said…

Boeing unit launches new military drone
Tech

Boeing unit launches new military drone

(Reuters) – Insitu Inc, a unit of Boeing Co, on Monday launched a military drone enabled with satellite communications and an extended range of operations aiming to land both U.S. and international customers. The Integrator Extended Range, which features high-quality full motion video during flight and more secure jam-resistant networks, would deliver “significantly reduced cost”…

Science

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

HAWTHORNE, Calif./TOKYO (Reuters) – SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his moon flight in…

Brazil space station open for small satellite business

Brazil space station open for small satellite business

ALCANTARA SPACE CENTER, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday. Brig. Major Luiz Fernando Aguiar said Brazil…