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After Final Four breakthrough, Gonzaga's journey not over yet

Now, they'll go up against No. 11-seeded Xavier. "Our guys have nothing to hang their head about", coach Chris Mack said. They'll head to Phoenix for the championship rounds of the NCAA Tournament. With under a minute to play, Xavier star Treyvan Bluiett attempted a step-back jumper that went off the front rim. forward Johnathan Williams was one of two Gonzaga players attempting to corral the rebound, but it didn't exactly go as planned, to say the least.

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

People and businesses also dimmed their lights for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the of the event which started off as an initiative in Australia through the World Wildlife Fund, which says that up to one in four Australians partake in the now global event, believed to be the single biggest public action for the environment.

European Union summit date on Brexit announced

Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, announced that he would call a summit on the last Saturday in April to allow the EU's 27 remaining members to agree on Brexit guidelines, a broad-brush outline of the political principles that will guide them through the next two years of negotiations.

United States spy agencies monitored Trump communications: Nunes

Although Nunes has disavowed Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, he has given credence to current president's theory that he and his team have been the victims of surveillance by a "deep state" loyal to the previous administration.

Scientist striving to make Pluto a planet again

But now, in a bid to regain Pluto's lost status and adding new planets to our solar system, the researcher team from Johns Hopkins University has come up with the clarification of the definition of the planet, approved by IAU in 2006. Among the paper's co-authors is New Horizons principal investigator S. Alan Stern, who has argued in the past that the IAU's current definition is inadequate, as the zone-clearing requirement that booted Pluto technically also excludes planets that share ...

Trump Signs Bill Authorizing NASA Funding, Mars Exploration

During the bill signing, the president turned to Sen. The Committee on Human Spaceflight said a mission to Mars was "the appropriate long-term goal for the human spaceflight program". "With this legislation, we support NASA's scientists, engineers, astronauts and their pursuit of discovery", he said. "Also this bill calls for ongoing medical monitoring and treatment of our heroic astronauts for health conditions that result from their service", Trump said.

Microsoft Announces New Xbox Wireless Tech Series Controller

Although the form factor is exactly the same as the one in the box, the Recon Tech controller offers a laser-etched texture and a rubberised grip on the rear. Kicking off with a controller with a military inspired design, the new series is set to feature some stylized offerings that should add a little extra flavor to the Xbox Wireless Controller lineup.

Tottenham Hotspur ignore Harry Kane absence, beat Southampton FC 2-1

But it had to be said that for all their latent menace they did not have a moment when they advertised the equaliser. Kieran Trippier and Son Heung-Min have both been a success but neither gets in the first XI when everyone is fit. We are finding our best. Tottenham managed to record a 2-1 victory over Southampton at White Hart Lane and move to within 10 points of the Blues, who defeated Stoke 2-1 on Saturday to extend their advantage at the time.

Latest Injustice™ 2 Trailer Showcases Firestorm

Thankfully, NetherRealm Studios intends on revealing yet another hero or villain soon enough, with many still wondering if the fighting game will eventually receive at least one Watchmen character. Four of the characters joining the " Injustice 2 " roster. The latest member of the Injustice 2 cast has been revealed. Transform Gear is essentially a transmogrification feature, allowing you to change a piece of gear to look like another while keeping the same stats.

Honey Nut Cheerios Pulled Its Bee Mascot Because Bees Are Disappearing

The cereal companty has a program called #BringBackTheBees, where people can register and receive "a free wildflower seed packet to create a bee-friendly habitat in your yard". For the first time , a bee species in the continental United States has been declared endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With the exception of disease, which may occur naturally, the collapse of bee colonies is thus mainly attributable to our activity.

Unmanned exploration sub named 'Boaty McBoatface' preparing for first expedition

The supremely silly name " Boaty McBoatface " ran away with the vote, but cooler minds chose to name the vessel "RRS Sir David Attenborough" after the popular naturalist and television presenter. Scientists from the University of Southampton and the British Antarctic Survey will launch Boaty into what the survey group describes as "some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on Earth".

Things to Watch For at Donald Trump's Meeting With Angela Merkel

While former U.S. President Barack Obama had labelled Merkel his "closest worldwide partner", there has been little known contact between the German leader and Trump since he took office. With Trump advisors split over whether to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the German chancellor may have an opening to lobby the us administration to maintain its support for the historic, 194-nation treaty.

S.Korea braces for impeachment unrest

Ms Park's office said she would not be leaving the Blue House, South Korea's presidential palace, on Friday nor making any statement. Ms Choi is also in detention, after being accused of using her close ties with Ms Park to force firms to "donate" nearly $70m to her non-profit organisations, which she allegedly used for personal gain.

Kony Ealy Reportedly Traded to Patriots in Deal Involving Multiple Draft Picks

While the difference in picks is technically one round, New England will actually drop just eight spots from pick 64 to pick 72. Ealy played three seasons in the National Football League, all with the Panthers. At 25, though, Ealy is a player riddled with upside who has only started 15 games over the first three years of his career. The Panthers will instead get two selections in the second round and a third-round pick.

RadioShack Wants To Close Somewhere Between 530 And All Of Its Stores

With RadioShack filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closing 1,500 stores, it's likely Staten Island's two Radio Shacks are on the hit list, according to a store employee. But, in the years since RadioShack has emerged from bankruptcy, both Sprint and RadioShack have been challenged. However, "the Sprint relationship did not yield the benefits that ( General Wireless ) had anticipated".

New DNC chair Perez will attend Trump's speech as former rival's guest

The hostility between Democrats and Republicans during the Obama years was surely epic, but it was played out in the context of familiar partisan gamesmanship within the Congress, courts, and administrative agencies - and in significant measure over particular substantive issues.

Europe's highest active volcano Mount Etna erupts in Sicily

The panel of experts who keep an eye on these volcanoes have deemed this latest eruption as not being risky, but are monitoring the situation closely. These volcanoes, which can be found from Washington (Mount Rainier) to Papua New Guinea (Ulawan), are studied closely due to their history of activity and proximity to human populations.

Some Nintendo Switch Games Don't Support TV Mode

Sadly we weren't able to get our hands-on an early Switch console , so you'll have to wait until the console drops on March 3 before we have our content ready. Today, however, we learned that doesn't necessarily mean all Switch titles need adhere to this standard, courtesy of the fledgling console's very first off TV-only title.

NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight

NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket. Under that plan, Gerstenmaier said , almost three years are needed between an unmanned flight test and a crewed mission to make launch platform changes at Kennedy Space Center.

TPK to quit touch panel production for Apple Watch, say sources

The images on the patent filing revealed that a tiny wire will be connecting the battery on the strap to the back of the device, assumed to be Apple Watch Series 3. Apple also is bringing SiriKit to the Apple Watch, enabling users to ask Siri to do things like send messages or make a call. The Apple Watch Series 2 was a modest but welcome improvement over the original Apple wearable, but with stiff competition from Samsung and LG, it's already extremely clear that the next iteration of the ...

March's Games with Gold lineup includes Borderlands 2 and more

The first-person shooter Evolve Ultimate Edition , which would normally set you back $49.99, will be available gratis from March 16 to April 15. Later in the month you'll get to download Evolve: Ultimate Edition (which makes sense, considering the game has gone free-to-play on PC) and Xbox 360 title Heavy Weapon , too.

Overwatch Gives An Official Tease to Its Next Hero

He went on to explain the delay has something to do with prioritization. There's no word on whether or not the post is in reference to a new hero, but at this stage it's probably best to simply assume that's the case with anything Overwatch these days.

You can register your Nintendo Switch ID right now

Earlier Nintendo Japan published file sizes for some of the downloadable games for the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch costs $300, and includes all kinds of stuff in the box. Even though not installing the games is an advantage over its competitors, it is also a disadvantage since most AAA games now need 40GB to 60GB of space, Cinema Blend reported.

Jamie Chung Is Blink in Fox's 'X-Men' Universe TV Series

Jamie Chung is set to play Clarice Fong a.k.a. Blink, who has the ability to teleport. Described by Marvel as a "sarcastic and lively tomboy", Blink is recovering from a recent traumatic moment in her life. Considering that the plot of this X-Men series revolves around a family whose children develop mutant powers, it's possible that Blink may be one of the siblings who join the Mutant underground with their human parents.

Logan Has A Post-Credits Scene

But studios adding scenes like these at the last minute after press have seen them has become commonplace in the last few years. Usually, after-credits scenes set up the next film in the franchise, be it a direct sequel or just the next movie in the schedule.

Castle Rock: Hulu Orders New Series from JJ Adams & Stephen King (Teaser)

Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Stephen King and JJ Abrams took to social media on Friday to preview their upcoming project for Hulu titled Castle Rock . The series will stream exclusively in the US on Hulu and Warner Bros. Abrams, Ben Stephenson , and Liz Glotzer will also serve as executive producers.

Adele restarts George Michael tribute: 'I can't mess this up for him'

She said: "I can't possibly accept this award". " Adele is a huge Beyonce fan, and it was her idea to team up together". At one time he even brought his famed "Carpool Karaoke" down the aisle, picking up Jennifer Lopez and pals along with Neil Diamond for a rendition of "Sweet Caroline" and got the whole center singing along.

Telangana CM congratulates ISRO for successful launch of PSLV C37

It was previously used to launch 17 satellites from countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA into space. This was only the 15th space mission the ISRO has conducted and has had an extremely good success rate as none of its programmes has failed since 2010.

Appleton gas prices will be on the rise

That's a nickel more than last week and much higher than at this time previous year, when the state average was just $1.55. Nationally, gas prices crawled up from $2.27 to $2.28 last week, while Georgia's average price of $2.18 was unchanged in the same period, the auto club said.

Mark Cuban 'not smart enough to run for president — Trump Twitter tantrum

This time, Mark Cuban was in the crosshairs. When asked by a Twitter user, Cuban didn't have an answer. Cuban's first response was a one-word tweet: "Lol". "You want to make nice with the president because you're a public company", he told The Star-Telegram, adding "it's hard to balance doing the right financial thing versus doing what they think is the right thing, whatever your political beliefs are".

The Senate, The Warren Rebuke & Rule 19

Warren of MA was raising historical criticism of President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, her colleague from Alabama, Sen. Under Senate rule 19 , "No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator".

Average Brokerage Rating Of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), General Motors Company (GM)

Activision Blizzard , Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI): On Thursday heightened volatility was witnessed in Activision Blizzard , Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI ) which led to swings in the share price. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link . Activision Blizzard said the amount of money spent per user of King's games, rose from a year ago and from the previous quarter.

Millions Of Users Flock To Facebook Lite Version

The app now supports 55 languages and is popular in many countries including Brazil, India , Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines, the U.S. social media giant said in a statement. Her post gives the example of Sao Paulo-based wedding photographer Altiery Monteiro, who used FB Lite to use less data and save money. To put it into perspective, Facebook draws over a billion users monthly on mobile with a major chunk coming from developing nations where the need to connect to the digital ...

Why The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) stock is falling

CCE has received different ratings from analysts, according to FactSet. The highest and lowest price target given by the brokerage firms to the equity are $53.9 and $32.94, respectively. Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (CCE ) opened the session with a $35.27 price tag, later ranging from $35.22 to $35.7, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day.

Trump to Play Golf With Japanese PM Next Week

To stop China's aggressive maritime expansion in the East and South China seas, it is essential to keep the Japan-U.S. alliance solid and strong. Mr Trump has previously criticised the lack of access to the Japanese auto market for United States producers and has accused Tokyo of using monetary policy to devalue its currency.

Apple will make iPhones in India at Bengaluru facility Check Details

This is just the first step for Apple's plans for India, sources tell Mashable . Apple, which has reportedly negotiated hard with the Indian government on tax exemptions and other incentives, is yet to comment. Apple CEO Tim Cook already made a visit to India past year and met various government officials including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "In the longer term, it's a great move", Cook said this week.

DHS Sec. Kelly Wants Border Wall Done in Two Years

On January 26th, Trump floated the idea that he would propose a 20 percent tax on imported Mexican goods to pay for the structure. The orders were signed at the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has estimated that the wall would cost between $12 billion to $15 billion to build. "I saw the initial couple of cuts on them probably on Tuesday maybe Thursday, knew it was coming soon and then it came, ' Kelly said, replying "not at all" when asked if he was 'blindsided" by its ...

Austria agrees full-face veil ban in public places

The paper particularly stresses that all Salafist propaganda and recruiting campaigns as well as distributing the Koran by Salafist groups would be banned in Austria . The ban, which is meant to target Muslims, was put forth by Austrian political parties to counter the far-right Freedom Party, reported the BBC, and will need approval from the Austrian parliament before it becomes law.

Bobcat missing from National Zoo enclosure

The approximately 25 lb. bobcat was last counted at 7:30 a.m. this morning by a keeper. Animal Care staff conducted an immediate search and have not located the bobcat. "We are prepared for the eventuality that she is not recaptured". 'It will be very, very hard to find her'. Officials believe she likely climbed through an opening in the mesh net that encloses her habitat.

Activists Fly 'RESIST' Banner Over White House in Protest of Trump's Policies

Police say they are charged with second-degree burglary, unlawful entry and destruction of property. Protesters started scaling a 270-foot tower crane at a downtown construction site Wednesday morning and unfurled the banner once they reached the top.

Emoluments Much? Trump's Mar-a-Lago Doubles Membership Fee

The resort, which is owned by the Trump Organization, has allegedly been considering an increase since before the election. The club is "certainly a lot more crowded now that he's president", Jeff Greene, a Florida billionaire and Mar-a-Lago member told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

After Backlash, USDA Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research

Reports by BuzzFeed News quoted a USDA email to staff - including about 2000 scientists - at the agency's in-house research arm, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to stop communicating with the public about taxpayer-funded work. "Starting immediately and until further notice, ARS will not release any public-facing documents", Sharon Drumm, chief of staff for ARS, wrote in a department-wide email shared with BuzzFeed News.

Sony Reveals The Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Bundle

PlayStation Europe announced today that there will be a console bundle with Horizon Zero Dawn that also includes 3 months of PS Plus. with a 1TB PS4 Slim, which is the same console bundled with last year's Final Fantasy XV . When asked about a Season Pass, de Jong said he can't spill details about it yet. The bundle and the game itself will be released in the European/PAL regions on March 1st, 2017.

Google's 'Save The Date' Site Reveals The Google I/O Dates

We should expect the event's big opening keynote, when Google typically discusses Android and other platforms on the first day of the show. Google I/O 2017 developer conference will take place from May 17th through the 19th. The official I/O events page has been updated to reflect the 2017 conference is coming, but the website still says "check back soon for more details".

SEC investigating Yahoo over data breaches

Yahoo is set to rename itself Altaba as soon as its $4.83 billion acquisition deal with Verizon Communications is complete. During the quarter, Yahoo had adjusted earnings of 25 cents per share and revenue of $1.47 billion. Investors hoping for any additional insight into the investigation or the sale will not be able to pose questions to Yahoo management on Monday, as the company is not hosting an investor call after releasing its earnings, citing its pending sale to Verizon .

Tesla Model S much safer after Autopilot crash, no recall required

Last year, Joshua Brown was killed in a fatal accident when his 2015 Tesla Model S struck with a tractor-trailer in Williston, Florida. NHTSA did not find a safety defect in Tesla's Autopilot and is not issuing a recall. However, it also said: "The closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that no safety-related defect exists". The NHTSA failed to fault Tesla because the Model S' Autopilot system operated as it was created to, and did not malfunction.

India Expects China's Respect to Sovereignty Amid Project With Pakistan

About China blocking India's efforts to get Azhar banned, she said: "The technical hold is to uphold the effectiveness of the committee and show some respect to the rules of procedure of the committee". We hope to partially remedy this through the BBIN sub-regional grouping. Referring to the Indian establishment's possible equation with the Trump administration, Jaishankar said, "We established early contact with the Trump transition team and see a strong convergence of interests and ...

Little Nightmares Releasing on April 28th, New Trailer Released

Those who pre-order the digital version will receive The Scarecrow Sack and the Upside-down Teapot Masks to help Six blend in with the other inhabitants of The Maw . There's even a suitably gloomy new trailer to accompany the announcement, conveniently placed below. There's a collector's edition called The Six Edition, though it's available only at GAME in the UK.

Putin: Donald Trump's political enemies 'worse than prostitutes'

The United States has 1,367 nuclear warheads on deployed strategic missiles and bombers, and Russian Federation has 1,796 such deployed warheads, according to the latest published assessment by the U.S. Trump also criticised Russian Federation for its intervention in the Syrian war, describing it as "a very bad thing" that had led to a "terrible humanitarian situation".

Dozens of false killer whales stranded off South Florida

They are usually found in groups of 10 to 20. The black-and-grey dolphin has a small conical head without a beak, a tall dorsal fin, and flippers (pectoral fins) with a distinctive bulge. "The last time this happened was in 1986 when a pod of 40 swam close to Cedar Key, but only three stranded themselves", Mase said. The mammals are known to travel in large groups.