Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir announced earlier this week that they'd be performing to the Tragically Hip's "Long Time Running" at the Olympic figure skating gala. #PyeongChang2018 #TeamCanada — Nicole Alie (@NicoleAlie) February 25, 2018Tessa and Scott performing to The Tragically Hip at exhibition is Canadian perfection. Long, long when I'm gone? I'm sure Gord Downie was smiling upstairs upon seeing Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue skate to "Long Time Running." #PyeongChang2018 #ScottMoir #VirtueMoir #VirtueAndMoir — Logan Krupa (@GoFlamesGo89) February 25, 2018And yes, it was well worth the wait.
February 25, 2018 04:41 UTC
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" the right to march in the opening ceremony under their country's flag. "The IOC executive board decided first not to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee for the closing ceremony," Bach said, "therefore, no delegation of the Russian Olympic Committee will have taken part in these Olympic Winter Games." The IOC left open the possibility of reinstatement ahead of the closing ceremony if the Russians met a series of criteria, and Russian athletes were allowed to participate under the Olympic flag. IOC member Nicole Hoevertsz from Aruba and head of the Russia implementation group said the Russian delegation met many of the criteria required for reinstatement during the Olympics. The Russia committee met for hours Saturday and presented their findings Sunday morning to the full membership.
February 25, 2018 03:03 UTC
A tone-deaf Facebook finally pulled a controversial shooting virtual reality game demonstration from the Conservative Political Action Conference. Facebook’s booth at the conference in Maryland included the game, which had players shooting virtual people, less than two weeks after 17 people were shot dead at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. In Bullet Train, created by Epic Games, players fire on “resistance forces” at a train station. The demo featured Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality headset, making the scenes particularly realistic for players. After Morrow reached out, Hugh Barra, Facebook’s vice president of virtual reality, tweeted back that the game demo was removed, noting: “We got this wrong.”Bullet Train is part of a standard set of VR game demos that are shown at venues like CPAC.
February 25, 2018 02:03 UTC
Their father, Terrell Cunningham, 60, said his son’s supervisor told him that Commander Cunningham had reported for work but that he had left midday because he wasn’t feeling well. “I just did not know what to expect,” Terrell Cunningham said. The dog had been left unattended, which was uncharacteristic for Commander Cunningham, Terrell Cunningham said. His car was in the garage, Terrell Cunningham said. “The tone, and the numerous exchanges gave us reason to be concerned about Tim,” Terrell Cunningham said.
Source:New York Times
February 25, 2018 01:30 UTC
In an emailed statement, Garcetti spokeswoman Anna Bahr said: "Mayor Garcetti shares the concern, frustration, and horror of the Angelenos who started the She Does effort, and is grateful for their engagement on the issue of women's homelessness. We are working with the organizers to get the word out that more shelter beds for homeless women - and all unsheltered Angelenos - is the city's most urgent priority."
February 25, 2018 01:10 UTC
"Knowing Jimmy, he's a very quick healer and obviously as tough a player as there is in this game, so I'm sure he'll do everything to get himself back where he can help his team in the playoffs," said Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, who coached Butler for two seasons in Chicago before the Bulls traded him to Minnesota last June..
February 25, 2018 01:08 UTC
"We're sharing the basketball," Harris said. "Different guys are stepping up, and we've got a lot of scoring on this team. We have guys that can put the ball in the basket. But a lot of it is due to the teamwork, and that's just finding the right guy and playing off whoever has got it going. The ball movement is key."
February 25, 2018 00:56 UTC
The list of companies choosing to sever ties with the National Rifle Association kept growing this week as young anti-gun activists captured national attention with impassioned calls for gun law reform after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead. His behavior leading up to the attack had led some who knew him to alert authorities. ″Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice,” the group continued. First National Bank of Omaha, Delta, United, Hertz, Enterprise and Symantec, among several others, have said they would part ways with the NRA. Activists frustrated with U.S. gun policy have already staged demonstrations across the country, with a milestone protest, March for Our Lives, planned for next month.
February 25, 2018 00:45 UTC
Robert Franks scored 19 points to lead the Cougars (11-17, 3-13), who have lost four straight to Stanford and 11 of 14 overall. Malachi Flynn and Drick Bernstine each added 16 points, a season high for Bernstine. Milan Acquaah had 10 points, all in the first half.
February 25, 2018 00:15 UTC
Samsung’s tagline for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is “The Phone. Reimagined.” That’s arguably going too far given how similar the new models look to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Check back tomorrow for my detailed guides comparing both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus which you’ll find on my Forbes homepage. ___Follow Gordon on Twitter, Facebook and Google+More On ForbesGalaxy S9 Leak 'Confirms' Samsung's Expensive SecretMassive Galaxy S9 Leak Reveals 25 New FeaturesSamsung Galaxy S9 Leak Exposes America's Raw DealGalaxy S9 Will Be The Last Galaxy S Smartphone? Galaxy S9 Exclusive: Samsung’s New Design 'Confirmed
February 25, 2018 00:11 UTC
For catcher Kyle Farmer, two teammates block a path to the majors. The Dodgers already employ Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes, who were one of the most valuable catching duos in baseball in 2017, and Farmer resides third on the depth chart. He aided the team in the second half and appeared in the postseason as an ancillary component, most notable because his presence allowed the Dodgers to use Grandal or Barnes as a pinch-hitter.
February 25, 2018 00:11 UTC
Be nice, don't gloat, give hugs, buy rounds of hot chocolate ... Just imagine how you would feel if Canada beat us in soccer," the German Foreign Office tweeted playfully. Canada and Germany have faced off twice on a soccer field, in 1994 and 2003, in friendly matches and Germany won both games soundly, according to Yahoo Sports. Canada played for its first Olympic gold medal in ice hockey in 1920, when the sport was added to the Winter Games. We are following @GermanyDiplo's advice and WILL be buying rounds of hot chocolate* for Ottawans! "We are following @GermanyDiplo's advice and WILL be buying rounds of hot chocolate* for Ottawans!"
February 24, 2018 23:48 UTC
"I think he'd say, 'It's not about me. It's about the Lord,'" said Ford. "I remember at his last stadium meeting here in Charlotte, the mayor of Charlotte told us he was riding out on the platform with Billy, and everybody was cheering, and Billy said, 'Wait a minute. It's not about us. It's about Him.'"
February 24, 2018 23:37 UTC
Yes, the Internet and social media are full of curling jokes. However, now that the U.S. men's team has won Gold in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will people start to realize that curling ain't easy and can bring a number of health benefits? The sweeping smooths out the ice in front of the stone, altering the friction and thus the direction of the stone. Indeed, as David Behm described in the Strength and Conditioning Journal, training for the Canadian Olympic Curling Team included balance, strength, flexibility, aerobic, and interval training. And while curling may be safer than sports that may involve collisions, its demands can result in a number of injuries.
February 24, 2018 23:29 UTC
If the FBI had detailed knowledge of Page’s activities beyond his bizarre pro-Russia speech, that could provide insight into the interaction between the Trump campaign and the Russian campaign for then-candidate Donald Trump. The memo also states that “Russian agents previewed their hack and dissemination of stolen emails.” Was this a heads-up to Roger Stone? If they were previewing the email release to anyone associated with the Trump campaign, that surely constitutes collusion by anyone’s definition. Even more important, it also hints at a wealth of information not yet revealed that may substantiate ties between the Russians and the Trump campaign. If Schiff intended to whet our appetite for more details and confirm the extent of the Trump campaign-Russia ties, he succeeded.
February 24, 2018 23:27 UTC