LAist interview

Sulkowicz talks about her upcoming show in LA’s Chinatown. On the creation of multiple 3D figure of her image: The idea is that I’ve been so widely publicized in the media, which was completely unexpected and unprecedented for me. I’ve seen my image become so mass-produced. Now, if anyone wants to mention anything about campus rape, […]

Back in hospital

Cafferkey returns to hospital for a third time after contracting the virus initially two years ago. She is being treated at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University hospital. NHS spokesperson: Under routine monitoring by the Infectious Diseases Unit, Pauline Cafferkey has been admitted to hospital for further investigations.

Yamaha Aerox ad

Rossi appears in a Yamaha Aerox 125 LC commercial for the Indonesian and other South-Eastern Asian markets. It’s all about the man behind the bike.

Wins Nevada primary

Trump wins the Nevada GOP primary with 45.9% of the vote. Marco Rubio comes second with 23.9%, followed by Ted Cruz with 21.4%. Trump: We’re winning, winning, winning the country, and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning.

Picks 2015-style bike after second test

After setting the fifth-fastest time on the final test day at Phillip Island, Rossi says he will stick with a Yamaha YZR-M1 based on the 2015 bike, rather than developing the ’16 version. In the end we only had one good day and that was yesterday, but it’s better than nothing. Today we continued our job for a […]

Loses appeal

Cosby’s appeal is dismissed by Montgomery County Judge O’Neill. After O’Neill said in  previous hearing evidence was lacking that Cosby had a promise from a previous district attorney he would never be charged over the encounter with Constand, his lawyers had asked for an appeal to Superior Court. O’Neill: An immediate appeal from these orders would not materially […]

Vatican: not personal attack

A Vatican spokesperson tells Vatican Radio that Pope Francis’ suggestion that Trump was ‘not Christian’ because of his views on immigration was not a personal attack on the candidate, and that the comments were simply an affirmation of Francis’ longstanding belief that migrants should be helped and welcomed rather than shut off behind walls. This wasn’t in any way […]

Pope ‘has awfully big wall’

In an interview with CNN’s Cooper, Trump says the Pope’s comments were probably overblown by the media. I didn’t think it was a good thing for him to say, frankly. I don’t like fighting with the Pope. I don’t think this is a fight…I think it was probably a little bit nicer statement than was reported […]

Believes Trump will not be president

At a press conference during a summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California, President Obama says that he believes Trump will not be president. I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president. And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It’s not […]

Obama has done ‘a lousy job’

In Beaufort, SC, Trump responds to President Obama’s comments saying he will never be president. He has done such a lousy job as president. You look at our budgets. You look at our spending. We can’t beat ISIS. Obamacare is terrible. We’re going to terminate it. We’re going to absolutely terminate and replace it. I mean […]

Responds to Pope: ‘Disgraceful’

Trump responds to the Pope’s comments. If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened. ISIS would have been eradicated unlike what […]

Pope says Trump ‘Not Christian’

At the end of his six-day visit to Mexico, Pope Francis is asked about Trump’s plan to build a border wall with Mexico. A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel…I say only that this man is not Christian […]

Phillip Island Day 2: ‘Good from beginning to end’

Rossi improves his performance on the second day of testing, finishing fourth. Yesterday I did just 7-8 laps, but the first impression was bad and I was a bit worried. But today, with good conditions, already from this morning I was able to go fast and have a good feeling. It is different to ride [with […]

First solo show announced

Sulkowicz will hold her first solo show, from Feb 27, titled Emma Sulkowicz: Self-Portrait, at Los Angeles’s Coagula Curatorial art gallery. The exhibition will include two new pieces. Sulkowicz will also make a return to durational performance art with Self-Portrait (Performance with Object), in which she will spend the first three weeks of the show’s run sitting in the gallery, answering […]

Will stay in MotoGP for two more years or none

Rossi says he will continue in MotoGP until the end of 2018 if he elects to race beyond the end of this season. At the end of 2016 my contract will expire. So I will have to decide whether to continue for another two seasons or not. If I continue, it will be for two seasons as […]

First 500c win

Despite a poor start, Rossi charges through the pack on a wet track to get his first win in the 500cc class, at the British GP at Donington Park, ahead of Kenny Roberts Jr. and Jeremy McWilliams.

‘A massive setback for the Conservative movement’

Trump pays tribute to Scalia: I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Scalia family after the passing of Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, one of the best of all time. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy […]

Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Scalia dies in his sleep while on a hunting trip in West Texas, according to a statement by Chief Justice Roberts: He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.

Two U.S. women report miscarriages

The CDC reports that two U.S. women who contracted the Zika virus while traveling out of the country miscarried after returning home, and the virus was found in their placentas. Miscarriages have been also reported in Brazil.

Tech should train minority talent

In a panel on diversity at the Upfront Summit, Carter asks: What if we started treating computer science in the same way we treat athletics? Carter compares basketball’s feeder system to the hodge-podge landscape of tech recruiting. Despite the number of jobs available to skilled and talented programmers, there’s not a nationwide program to identify young talent, develop it, […]

Wins New Hampshire primary

Trump wins the New Hampshire primary with 35.3% of the vote. John Kasich is second with 15.8, follwoed by Ted Cruz (11.7%), Jeb Bush (11%), and Marco Rubio (10.6%). On the democratic side, Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton. Trump: Congratulations to Bernie. We have to congratulate him, we may not like it. He wants to give away […]

Trump, Univision reach Miss USA settlement

Trump and Univision reach a settlement litigation that was initiated after the network decided not to air Trump’s Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants. Terms are not disclosed. Trump: I have known Univision’s President and CEO, Randy Falco, for more than 20 years and I’m glad we are able to put these differences behind us. Falco: […]

Rossi/Marquez clash data will not be released

FIM and Honda Racing say that data from the Rossi/Marquez clash at Sepang will not be released. The data relates to claims by Honda that Rossi kicked Marquez, causing the Spaniard to fall. FIM President Ippolito: In MotoGP, the dispute was brought before the CAS and the case is now closed. It is true that at the end of […]

Sepang testing: May ditch 2016 Yamaha M1

Rossi thinks the 2016 MotoGP YZR-M1 Yamaha’s setup is now too radical for the Michelin tyres which have improved greatly since the last test at Valencia, preferring a version closer to his 2015 setup. Rossi also has a standard 2015 bike to ride. One bike is the 2015 and I make some lap for the feeling. And after we […]

‘2015 wasn’t my last chance’

In an interview with Autosport, Rossi is asked about his age: If you check the history of human beings, between 36 and 37 is not a big difference. Next year I can go more or else at the same pace. But it depends a lot on the motivation, the match of the Yamaha with the Michelins, our work […]

Says Elba should be next Dr Who

At the British Film Awards, Williams says she’d like to play Dr Who if Elba does not take the role. Yes it would be cool but right now I’m locked into some other things. I think a female doctor would be incredible. I think a black doctor would be incredible. I’m all for Idris Elba – but […]

Marquez brothers cancel VR46 merchandise deal

The company in charge of image rights for Marc and Alex Marquez confirms their merchandise will no longer be produced and distributed by Rossi’s VR46 Racing Apparel company. The Marquez brothers are tipped to move their merchandising to Gruppo Pritelli. AC Management, company in charge of managing the image rights of the riders Marc Márquez and Alex […]

U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics

Reports say The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. The message was delivered in a conference call involving USOC officials and leaders of U.S. sport federations in late January, according […]

Obama asks congress for emergency funds

The White House says it will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus: $828 million for the CDC to increase research into Zika, monitor the disease, and improve testing programs; $250 million to expand health programs in Puerto Rico, where the virus has already taken hold; $200 million is for vaccine research; $335 million […]

France curbs blood transfusions

French Health Minister Touraine says travellers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of transmission, and advises pregnant women to inform the authorities if they had travelled to any of the zones. Eighteen cases have been reported in travellers in […]

Brazil: Zika infections from blood transfusions

Brazilian health officials say they have confirmed two cases of transmission of Zika through transfusions of blood from donors. Doctors say genetic testing confirmed that a man who received a blood transfusion using blood from a donor with Zika in March 2015 became infected with the virus, although the patient did not develop symptoms. Earlier, the health department of […]

First US case from Brazil outbreak

The CDC says a traveler in Houston from Latin America, is diagnosed with Zika, the first diagnosis in the United States since an outbreak began in Latin America.

2700 microcephalic babies born in 2015

The New York Times reports that more than 2700 microcephalic babies have been born in Brazil in 2015, up from fewer than 150 in 2014, according to news media reports in Brazil. Though the increase is tentatively blamed on spreading Zika virus, some say the link is not clear.

First New York case

The first case of Zika infection detected in New York City is found in a 48-year-old traveler who lives near Central Park. He had just returned from a long trek through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Easter Island and Hawaii, with a stopover in French Polynesia. The nurse who first saw him, said he pulled his shirt out […]

French Polynesia outbreak

The Zika virus races through the many islands of French Polynesia, including Tahiti and Bora Bora. In early 2014, it moves to the Cook Islands, just to the west, and New Caledonia, close to Australia. It also leapt to Easter Island, home of the giant stone heads, officially arrival in the Western Hemisphere.

Link to Zika confirmed, officials downplay

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation confirms Dr Soare’s research. Officials downplay the disease as having moderate effects, compared to Dengue fever, which kills hundreds people each year. Health Minister: Zika virus doesn’t worry us. It’s a benign disease.

Zika identified

By March 2015 the virus appears in two more Brazilian states, then reaches Salvador, a city of 2.5 million. Doctors speculate that the symptoms are the result of an allergy; that it was roseola, a childhood illness; that it was a new variant of Fifth Disease, a facial rash that gives children a “slapped-cheek” look. Dr Soares, […]

Virus spreads in Brazil

Shortly after the 2014 World Cup, doctors start to notice patients trickling into public hospitals in Natal, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, about 200 miles up the coast from Recife. Natal had been one of the host cities of the soccer championship, which draws fans from all over the world. A second theory, proposed […]

CDC warns pregnant women about Latin American trips

The CDC warns pregnant women against travel to 14 Western Hemisphere countries and territories: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Women considering becoming pregnant are advised to consult doctors before traveling to countries with Zika cases, and all travelers are urged to avoid mosquito bites, […]

First brain-damaged baby in US

The Hawaii State Department of Health says a baby born with an unusually small head and brain in an Oahu hospital had been infected with the Zika virus. The presence of the virus was confirmed by the CDC. The child’s mother was probably infected early in her pregnancy by a mosquito when she lived in Brazil in May in 2015. The virus […]

Brazil finds Zika virus in urine, saliva

Brazilian scientists says they have detected the presence of the Zika virus in samples of human saliva and urine, a first for Brazil. The samples came from two patients with Zika-like symptoms; one was found to have the virus in urine, the other had Zika in the saliva sample. It remains unclear whether the tiny sample size […]

Columbia: three deaths linked to nerve disorder

Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nerve disorder. The country’s Health Minister says there is a “causal connection” between Zika, the Guillain-Barre disorder and the three deaths. Health Institute says they are investigating a further six deaths for possible links to Zika. We have confirmed and attributed […]

Pregnancy case confirmed in Spain

Spain’s health ministry confirms that a pregnant woman in the north-eastern Catalonia region, who recently returned from Columbia, has the virus, the first case in Europe. Spain has reported seven other cases of the virus. All are in good health. The diagnosed cases of Zika virus in Spain… don’t risk spreading the virus in our […]

Asks blood donors to wait 28 days

The American Red Cross asks prospective donors who have visited Mexico, the Caribbean, or Central or South America during the past four weeks to wait at least 28 days before giving blood. The organization says: The risk of transmission through blood donation continues to be extremely low in the continental U.S.

Drugmakers announce virus efforts

Sanofi announces that it has launched a project to develop a vaccine against the virus, the most decisive commitment yet by a major vaccine maker. The company says its Sanofi Pasteur vaccines division would use its expertise in developing vaccines for similar viruses such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and dengue. The University of South Australia […]

Announces Black Lives Matter donation

Tidal in association with Roc Nation announces $1.5 billion in funds from a previous charity concert will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Roc Nation says the team will support a different initiative each year. The process of acquiring recommendations [for nonprofits] was collaborative and inspired by the message that speaks to racial and social […]

First US transmission case; through sexual contact

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States is reported in Dallas, TX. Officials say it was likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite. The person was infected through sexual contact with someone who had traveled to Venezuela. Texas Department of State Health Services: Case details are being evaluated, but […]