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Formula E will leave Britain if no Brexit deal, says CEO

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LONDON (Reuters) – The London-based Formula E electric car racing series will leave Britain if Brexit goes ahead without a deal on tax and employment, Spanish chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Wednesday. Guests look at the Formula E racing car during the news conference at the Nuvola Convention Centre, designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, in Rome, Italy, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini The global city-based championship, which will be starting its fourth season in Hong Kong on Dec. 2, employs about 100 staff at its West London headquarters.Read More


NBA Power Rankings: Does No. 12 equal No. 1 for streaking Celtics? – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Make it a dozen for the seemingly unstoppable Boston Celtics. Despite losing Kyrie Irving to a facial fracture suffered Friday, Boston managed to eke out a close win Sunday over the Toronto Raptors to run their win streak to 12 games. Was it enough to unseat the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets — each winners of six straight games — for one of the top two spots in our rankings? At the other end of the spectrum, the falling LA Clippers have lost five straight and, after a stringRead More


Britain’s Merlin to open $350 million Legoland in New York state

(Reuters) – A third North American Legoland theme park celebrating the distinctive multi-colored toy bricks is to be built in New York state in a $350 million investment by Britain’s Merlin Entertainments, the company said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments stands in front of the Grand Carousel at Legoland Florida during its grand opening celebration in Winter Haven, Florida October 14, 2011. A symbolic 50 millionth Lego brick was snapped in place on Friday on a giant red octopus at Legoland Florida, as the themeRead More


What’s that smell? Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have answered one of nature’s most pungent questions: what gives the world’s smelliest fruit its distinctive aroma. Scientists in Singapore said on Monday they have mapped the genome of the durian, known throughout Southeast Asia as the “king of fruits” for its unique smell, flavor and formidable spiny appearance. They identified a group of genes responsible for odor compounds called volatile sulfur compounds, and found that these genes become highly activated as the fruit ripens, driving its unusual smell. “The durian smell has been described asRead More


What intimidates Steven Spielberg? Being subject of a documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg has directed dozens of award-winning movies in a 40-year career, but when it came to turning the cameras on himself he found the attention pretty uncomfortable. The double Oscar winner, who has directed films like “Schindler’s List,” “Jaws” and “Saving Private Ryan,” is the subject of a documentary for HBO television based on more than 30 hours of interviews with Spielberg, his family and friends. “It’s a very interesting experience being the subject of a film when I have spent my entire career seekingRead More


Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed near its east and north coasts on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to the entire island. Maria has killed at least 10 people as it raged through the Caribbean, the second major hurricane to do so this month, and the U.S. National Hurricane Canter (NHC) said it was headed toward the Turks and Caicos Islands andRead More


Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

After being outspoken about going to the 2018 Winter Olympics no matter the consequences, even Alex Ovechkin has given up and turned his attention to the Beijing Games in 2022. The Washington Capitals‘ Russian superstar acknowledged the door is closed on him and other NHL players playing in South Korea in February, the result of the league’s decision to skip the Olympics for the first time since 1994. With the International Ice Hockey Federation not allowing any player with an NHL contract to participate, Ovechkin has begrudgingly acknowledged that hisRead More