MANILA – Gold bars falling out of the sky, dangerous clouds, and a coffin falling off a hearse were among the strangest stories that grabbed the attention of our readers this year. Here are some of the top odd stories you "liked": 1. GOLD BARS FROM THE SKY Many readers were hooked about the story of more than 100 gold bars that fell from a Russian airplane last March. The Antonov plane had just taken off Yakutsk Airport in Siberia when its cargo door opened, dropping its contents. All gold bars were retrieved, authorities said. 2. DANGEROUS CLOUDS IN ZAMBOANGA In July, Zamboanga City residents were left puzzled after dark clouds formed over the metro even when it was experiencing fair weather. State weather bureau PAGASA said the cloud formation was a squall line, which was dangerous as it could cause water spouts. Such perilous clouds are usually formed by a severe thunderstorm and the southwest monsoon, it said. 3. DOUBLE DEAD: COFFIN FALLS OFF TRUCK A hearse slammed into a … [Read more...] about Gold bars from the sky, double dead: Odd stories that baffled Pinoys in 2018
Another week, another division-leading opponent — and another must-win game for the Eagles.While the Birds can theoretically still make the playoffs even after a loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, with one game left after this, their odd will plummet should they fall at home in Week 16. After a stunning upset of the Rams on national TV last week, the Eagles are currently the favorites in this one, despite the Texans having won 10 if their last 11 games. Can Nick Foles and the Eagles pull off another big win as the 2018 regular season quickly nears its end? Here's how our staff sees Sunday's penultimate game unfolding... • GAME INFO •WEEK 16Eagles (7-7) vs Texans (10-4)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET | Lincoln Financial Field BROADCAST INFOTV: CBS | RADIO: 94.1 WIPBETTING LINESSPREAD: Eagles (-1.5) | TOTAL: 46.0 (via Bovada) • PREDICTIONS •Jimmy KempskiSEASON RECORD: 7-7PICK: Eagles 27, … [Read more...] about Eagles vs. Texans: Predictions, betting odds and broadcast info for Week 16
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 21, 2018 / 12:59 AM GMT By Doha Madani and Rebecca Shabad WASHINGTON - The House passed a stopgap measure for funding the government that includes $5 billion for a border wall sought by President Donald Trump. The vote of 217 to 185 on Thursday night puts the House at odds with the Senate, which on Wednesday night passed a funding bill that does not include border-wall money. The Senate will now have to consider the House version before midnight Friday to avert a partial government shutdown. The House’s approval of billions for border security comes after Trump said Thursday he would not sign a short-term spending bill that did not include such funding. “Any measure that funds the government has to include border security — not for political purposes, but for our country,” Trump said. Trump’s comments came … [Read more...] about House passes stopgap funding bill with $5 billion for Trump’s border wall, at odds with Senate
Sheffield United will travel to bottom of the table Ipswich this weekend when they face off in their Championship match at Portman Road. There are 20 places between Chris Wilder and Paul Lambert’s sides after two contrasting starts to the season for the Blades and the Tractorboys. What time is kick off?Kick off is at 3pm on Saturday 22 December.Is the match on tv? Can I watch it on a live stream?The match is not being shown on Sky Sports but coverage should be available via the club’s iFollow Audio service.How can I follow Ipswich Town v Sheffield United live?You can keep up to date with all the latest team news and live coverage from the match on the Star website.Who will be in the teams for the match?Sheffield United’s Leon Clarke missed last Friday’s match against West Brom with injury, but otherwise the Blades are expected to have a fully fit squad.Ipswich will be without Cole Skuse, who recently suffered a knee injury that is expected to keep him out of … [Read more...] about Ipswich Town v Sheffield United: is it on tv, what time is kick off and what are the odds?
By Danielle Bochove Bloomberg Thomas Biesheuvel Tues., Dec. 18, 2018 John Thornton is a Goldman Sachs alumnus educated at Yale, Harvard and Oxford. Mark Bristow is a South African geologist and big-game hunter. Together, this corporate odd couple has a plan to turn around the lagging fortunes of the world’s largest gold-mining company, whose shares are down 67 per cent from their high in 2010. Thornton, executive chairman of Barrick Gold Corp., set the partnership in motion when he announced a deal for smaller rival Randgold Resources Ltd. for $5.4 billion (U.S.) in September. He tapped Bristow, Randgold’s chief executive officer, to be the CEO of the combined companies. Thornton is getting a maverick, but also a CEO whose company’s share price has gained about 5,300 per cent since the end of 1999, making it the best-performing stock in London’s FTSE 100 Index this century. The two senior executives, who declined to be interviewed for … [Read more...] about This odd couple plots to save $100B gold mining business