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Ringrose replaces injured Farrell in Ireland team

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Ringrose, capped 11 times, returned to play for Leinster two weeks ago, and his 60 minutes was judged on Thursday to be enough to make the step up to a test which could win Ireland the Six Nations. The big, burly Munster centre sustained a knee injury during training recently. Ulster centre Payne, meanwhile, has not played since last summer's Lions tour to New Zealand, having suffered persistent headaches. Read More »

IN MEMES: 'Pants on fire': Twitter reacts to Gigaba's sick plea

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However, a South African ID number for Atul Gupta has subsequently emerged and, when tested on the IEC's website, reveals the person with that ID number is registered to vote in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, where the Guptas reside. The department had instituted an internal probe over a letter which had surfaced on social media past year stating, in part, that five members of the Gupta family had their applications for naturalisation rejected at first, but they were later approved after being ... Read More »

Judge suggests Trump mute rather than block his Twitter critics

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Baer said the situation was more analogous to walking away from someone in public. During the hearing, Judge Buchwald asked Trump's lawyer, Michael Baer, if Twitter was any different from a town hall meeting. His tweets often shape news. Katherine Fallow, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told Buchwald the record "shows unambiguously that the president operates his account in an official capacity". Read More »

Analysts Anticipate Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR) to Post -$0.31 Earnings Per Share

The stock of Vivint Solar, Inc . The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $46.38. (NYSE: VSLR ) for 733,030 shares. Susquehanna International Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0% in NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN). The biggest holder now is Mr. David Bywater who owns 538,097 shares (0.47% of those outstanding), whilst Alex J. Read More »

Seamus Coleman returns to Republic of Ireland squad

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Speaking to the online and broadcast media at a squad announcement today, Martin O'Neill responded by saying that he had a "problem" with his counterparts comments. I've not taken a senior player off him at all. "The most important thing here is, one, that I have never chosen a player on anything other than merit and, two, and this is really, really important, it is down to the player, it is the player's choice in these issues". Read More »

Two men and woman released after racist chants at Nottingham Trent University

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The most audible chant in the video is "we hate the blacks". As well as the video, Chisango tweeted "yoo I'm fuming, the way people in the same uni halls as me are chanting "we hate the blacks" outside my bedroom door". The university said that it had suspended "suspected perpetrators" pending inquiries. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. Read More »

EFL will meet with Wolves over rivals' concerns

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Earlier this month, it was reported that a number of clubs had 'voiced concerns' over Wolves' transfer dealings and the influence of super-agent Jorge Mendes , who advised Fosun International on the takeover of the club and has a number of his players now representing the Championship leaders. Read More »

Putin lauds Trump: 'No disappointment at all'

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Relations between the two Cold War-foes have been frosty after the United States intelligence community said Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election , and a number of congressional panels have launched probes into whether Trump campaign associates helped. Read More »

Turkish army, FSA 'capture Jinderes town' in Syria's Afrin

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Ankara's campaign in which Free Syrian Army ( FSA ) groups take part has led to a withdrawal of a substantial number of Kurdish-led fighters from the front lines against IS in southeastern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said a total of 3,089 terrorists have been "neutralised" since the start of the operation. Around 157 locations, including five town centres, 122 villages, 30 strategic areas, and one YPG base have been cleared so far. Read More »

Aarushi case: CBI approaches SC challenging acquittal of Talwars

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The move comes nearly a month after the law ministry advised the CBI to file the special leave petition. The Talwars had been convicted by the CBI court which tried the case, in November 2013. The court had given the dentist couple the benefit of the doubt. Justice Mishra said, "It is apparent that the trial Judge was unmindful of the basic tenets of law and its applicability to the given facts and circumstances of the case and failed to properly appraise facts and evaluate evidence and ... Read More »

8 in Asia-Pacific women entrepreneurs index

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The report also revealed that in 2016 alone, 163 million women were recorded to have started, or are running their own businesses. Mastercard found that, in terms of motivation, only 10pc of women surveyed want to start and run a business in the next three years. Read More »

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

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McAleese was speaking ahead of a conference in Rome about women's roles in the Church. The Why Women Matter conference , organised by Voices of Faith to mark International Women's Day, made headlines last month after it emerged that the Vatican barred McAleese and another speaker from taking part in the event. Read More »

Technical issue causes huge delays at Sydney Airport

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It's believed a power outage may have caused the issues, Fairfax reports. Passengers are slowly passing through Sydney Airport this morning after major delays were caused by a technical glitch. She's now anxious she'll miss a connecting flight from Dubai to London. At about 8:30am, Sydney Airport reported they had resumed processing passengers as normal and were "working hard to catch up on delays", a Tweet from the company said. Read More »

Trump Meets With NRA Leader After POTUS Suggests Seizing Guns

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Trump sent out several signals that no doubt raised the hackles of the NRA and Second Amendment absolutists who count themselves as part of the president's base. Trump made clear he was looking for more and accused lawmakers of being " petrified " of the gun lobby. Sen. Pat Roberts, said he would support raising the age limit to buy a semi-automatic weapon like the one used in Florida. Read More »

Percoco Jury Deadlocks, Told To Keep Going

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Prosecutors say Percoco accepted over $300,000 in bribes from the businessmen who needed help from the state. One note from a juror in Federal District Court in Manhattan indicated that "the only thing we seem to agree on is that we can not agree". Read More »

Common sense solution to school shootings

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In 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller , the court said there is an individual constitutional right to have a handgun in one's home for self-protection. You might conclude the congressman is woke on this issue, but this is the same fellow who weeks after the worst mass shooting in USA history - Las Vegas - co-sponsored the bill that would allow firearm enthusiasts to carry concealed guns across state lines. Read More »

Snowstorm threatens new round of power outages on US East Coast

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The hardest hit regions were from southern Vermont across the lower Hudson Valley into central New Jersey , where as much as 70cm of snow fell. It delayed travelers on the Long Island Rail Road. Heavy amounts will extend into CT, potentially burying Danbury, Waterbury and Meriden. "Rain is changing to snow across southeastern MA and Rhode Island", it said. Read More »

China just recorded another large trade surplus with the US

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The U.S. president has threatened a host of actions to constrain China , including tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum he plans to announce Thursday. China's goods surplus with the United States , a sore spot in relations between the two nations, narrowed slightly last month but is higher so far this year than at the same point last year. Read More »

Italy's Five Star Movement looks to form rival coalition with the left

Ahead of Sunday's election, Forza Italia was predicted to be the biggest party of the center-right coalition, but the League emerged as the more popular force with more than 17 percent of the vote, compared to Forza Italia's 14 percent. 5 Could it repeat elsewhere in Europe? A prolonged political stalemate could make heavily indebted Italy the focus of market concern in Europe, now that the threat of German instability has receded after the revival on Sunday of a grand coalition under ... Read More »

Cape Henlopen letter shares details on student "walkout" planned for next week

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This community tension started to become visible on a Ravalli County Republicans Facebook Group, where divisive comments started going back and forth about the walkout and gun control. Novi Superintendent Steve Matthews shares parents' fears, especially if 2,000 students jam the halls and walk outside. As part of the national event, students, faculty and supporters will walk out of their schools to honor those killed during the February shooting for 17 minutes - one minute for each ... Read More »

Paul Manafort pleads not guilty to Mueller's fraud charges

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President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to money laundering and tax evasion charges as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. His former deputy, Rick Gates, is cooperating with prosecutors after pleading guilty to conspiracy. Manafort has maintained his innocence and expressed his regret that Gates chose to change his plea in a statement last month. Read More »

US 'a long way' from negotiations with N.Korea, says Tillerson

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Tillerson added that he is not sure if the conditions are right for talks with the rogue regime in North Korea. "I think, as President Trump has indicated, potentially positive signals coming from North Korea by way of their intra-Korean dialogue with South Korea", Tillerson said at a joint press conference with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu. Read More »

DMRC withdrew from Light Metro project as agreement expired: CM

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Addressing a press meet here, Sreedharan said he had written to state PWD Principal Secretary G Kamala Vardhana Rao, informing that without the main metro projects or the preparatory works being taken up, it was not possible for the DMRC to continue incurring this expenditure. Read More »

Trump to make announcement on steel, aluminum tariffs

He has invited in steel an aluminum workers'. "We're going to have sensible relations with our allies", he told CNBC , claiming that Trump's policy was well "thought through". The mere announcement of the tariff on U.S. imports has pushed the governments of key USA trading partner in a state of hectic activity and the financial markets in a state of anxiety. Read More »

USA issues travel warning for Mexican resort town

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The new alert follows another issued a week ago prohibiting USA government personnel from using the ferry service between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel. In a previous alert last week, it had only barred employees from taking ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island. The explosion last month happened as passengers were disembarking in Playa del Carmen. Read More »

Zimbabwe: Mugabe in Private South Africa Visit

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Ambrose Mutinhiri, a retired general and acolyte of ex-president Robert Mugabe, resigned from the ruling ZANU-PF party and gave up his parliamentary seat last Friday. "Currently we see and hear that there is some new party". "President Mugabe said that as Zimbabwe prepares for elections, "everyone should fight to ensure that people are free to belong to parties of their choice and that there is no interference by the army or those that would want to resort to violence as a means of getting ... Read More »

AR startup Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi Arabia fund

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That brings the Plantation, Florida-based company's fourth round of institutional funding to $963 million, and the total raised to date by the company is now $2.3 billion. Rowe Price; Singapore investment firm Temasek Holdings; EDBI, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board; Brazil's Grupo Globo; and Janus Henderson Investors. Read More »

14-Year-Old Arrested for Impersonating Sheriff's Deputy

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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for impersonating a sheriff's deputy, after police received reports that he was wearing an ill-fitting uniform and driving an SUV with emergency lights attached. The boy, who as on probation at the time of his arrest, was being held at a juvenile detention center east of Los Angeles. During the investigation, it was found the boy came into contact with two other people while allegedly impersonating a deputy. Read More »

Vero Beach murder suspect found dead in Sunrise

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The sheriff's office believed Torres had murdered her before fleeing to Broward County. Someone on a bullhorn is pleading for Pedro Torres to display his hands and come out of the vehicle. According to the Sheriff's Office, preliminary evidence has led detectives to believe that her husband, Pedro Torres, killed her. We know that domestic violence is a crime that spans all socioeconomic boundaries. Read More »