Month: February 2014
Nasa has discovered a “bonanza of new worlds” using its Kepler deep space observatory, almost doubling the number of known planets in the universe. Most of the 715 newly confirmed “exoplanets” — worlds outside our solar system — are smaller than Neptune, which is four times the size of Earth. Four orbit in their…
Freak accident kills Charles’ polo-playing friend
In the sport of princes, Carlos Gracida was king. Yesterday the polo world was mourning the Mexican superstar, said to be the Queen’s favourite player, following his death after a freak accident during a match in Florida. When royalty around the world wanted to polish their performance on the polo field, it was to…
A smashing story
Not sure I’m buying into the artist’s claim about the garden centre pot! http://goo.gl/gIiezc
Dunn heads for the can
No murder conviction, but Michael Dunn looks like he ain’t getting out of jail any time soon… http://goo.gl/T8sM1b
White man shoots dead unarmed black teenager in Florida. Haven’t we been here before?
Just when you were thinking, “Hey, we haven’t had any of those crazy gun crime stories in Florida for a while, you know, the ones where some racist older white dude who’s armed to the tooth decides it’s perfectly OK to shoot dead an unarmed black teenager whom he believed was about to kill him.…
Decent football coming to Miami, and it ain’t the Dolphins!
An exciting day in the so-called Magic City yesterday with David Beckham confirming what everyone’s known for a while, that he’s launching his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami. We’re a couple of years away from kicking a ball in anger (Beckham knows more about kicking other players in anger) but I’m very excited…