Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 05:08 UTC

Sambo fish to combat mosquitoes in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio

This fish, native to El Salvador, is known for feeding on mosquitoes—the same insects that transmit the virus said to be causing physical deformities to babies.

Governments have been using various tools to fight the spread of the Zika virus in Latin America: fumigation, spraying of insecticides and even a plan to distribute mosquito repellents to athletes during the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

The Football Association Board approves the use of video technology to aid referees

“We have taken a really historic decision for soccer. IFAB and FIFA are now leading the debate and not stopping the debate,” new FIFA president Infantino

Soccer's law-makers gave the green light this weekend to the use of video technology to aid referees in live matches starting no later than the 2017-18 season. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the games law-making body, approved a two-year trial period allowing technology to be used in four questionable cases: to determine if a goal has been scored, sending off, penalties and mistaken identity.

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 10:33 UTC

Olympics organizers in Rio do Janeiro struggling with tickets, 50% remain unsold

Rio organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada revealed that only about 47% of the 7.5 million tickets on offer have been sold so far.

With five months to go before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian organizers are struggling to sell tickets for South America’s first games. The IOC president Thomas Bach said the locals will buy up tickets at the last minute.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 08:22 UTC

Rolling Stones will perform free in Cuba, where for years they were banned for “ideological deviation”

The Stones added the show, likely to be the biggest rock concert ever staged in Cuba,  to a Latin American tour that had been due to end on 17 March in Mexico .

The Rolling Stones will perform a free outdoor concert in Havana on March 25, the band's publicist announced on Tuesday, a milestone event in a country where the Castro brothers' regime once banned the group's music as an “ideological deviation.”

Tuesday, March 1st 2016 - 05:21 UTC

“Spotlight”, true story of investigative reporting on sexual abuse by Catholic priests takes best film Oscar

In an underdog win for a movie about an underdog profession, the newspaper drama “Spotlight” took the Oscar for the best picture at the 88th Academy Awards. Tom McCarthy’s film about The Boston Globe’s investigative reporting on sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests won over the favored frontier epic “The Revenant.”

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 18:04 UTC

Infantino elected president of FIFA, after a surprise win in two rounds

Infantino led all candidates with 88 votes after the one round of voting causing a look of shock and surprise to overcome Sheikh Salman who garnered 85.

FIFA elected on Friday Gianni Infantino to replace disgraced president Sepp Blatter in an unexpected turn of events. UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino defeated expected frontrunner Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, former FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan and former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne.

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

World's eyes turn on Zurich as FIFA chooses president and hopefully a new era for the beautiful game

Salman was backed by Asian football leaders at a member’s association lunch at which AFC ExCo members toasted their leader ´

The five contenders for the FIFA throne pitched the regional confederations in Zurich on Thursday in a last-ditch plea for votes in Friday’s election. Sheikh Salman, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale made their appeals to CONCACAF, UEFA and Oceania congresses staged at various hotels in the Swiss city where Sepp Blatter’s successor will be 26 February.

Wednesday, February 24th 2016 - 05:38 UTC

Suspension of FIFA Friday's presidential requested by candidate Prince Ali

The FIFA ad-hoc electoral committee denied the Jordanian prince request to use the transparent booths.

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Al Hussein of Jordan is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to implement transparent voting booths in Friday’s election. CAS says Prince Ali is asking for “urgent provisional measures” against the Feb. 15 decision of the FIFA ad-hoc electoral committee to deny his request to use the transparent booths.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:16 UTC

Argentina's “Wild Tales” wins best non-English language Film at British Academy

Damián Szifron’s box-office hit and Oscar nominated picture 'Wild Tales' won Best Non-English Language Film last night at the BAFTA Awards.

Argentine box-office hit and Oscar nominated picture Wild Tales (“Relatos Salvajes”) won Best Non-English Language Film at the BAFTA Awards. The British Film Academy also showered a lot of love on The Revenant, awarding Best Picture to Alejandro González Iñárritu and Best Actor to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:09 UTC

“Rolling Stones should return to their roots” says Elton John

“What I think the Rolling Stones should do is a great blues record, and go back to what they used to do, in their early career”, said Elton John

Elton John has often given his fellow rock legends unsolicited advice over the years, and the Rolling Stones, once again, are the recipients. In a new interview, he said the Stones should return to their roots and stop following current trends.

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