By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A single winning ticket for a record Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late on Saturday, but there was no immediate word about who won one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history. The winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball number of 11. The odds of winning were put at 1 in 175 million. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans lamented their unexpectedly poor showing at the Eurovision Song Contest, blaming Chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance in the euro zone crisis for their failure to win any points from 34 of the 39 countries voting. Denmark's Emmelie de Forest won the event, watched by around 125 million people across Europe, with 281 points while German act Cascada was 21st out of 26 countries, getting just 18 points from Austria, Israel, Spain, Albania and Switzerland. ...
- Reuters - Sun, May 19, 2013
By Karen Brooks AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Powerball jackpot Saturday night could exceed the $600 million figure being advertised, possibly rivaling the largest lottery payoff in U.S. history, a Texas Lottery official said on Saturday. "Oftentimes, the advertised amount is lower than what the actual jackpot ends up being," said Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery. "It's entirely possible this $600 million jackpot will end up being a bigger jackpot. ...
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By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Back on Earth, Canadian astronaut and cyberspace tweeter Chris Hadfield is getting a rough re-introduction to gravity after a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station, the former commander told reporters during a video webcast from Houston. Hadfield became a social media rock star with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and a continuous stream of commentary on Twitter about his life in orbit. But living
- Basketball, brotherhood, and beating a bleeding disease - The Inbox
By Lean Carlo Macoto, VERA Files Like the vast majority of Filipino men, Raymund Nanos is a huge basketball fan. His favorite sport is basketball. His favorite pastime is watching basketball. Those who don’t know him would probably think he … Continue reading →
- 25 years of feeding a city’s body and soul - The Inbox
Text and photos by Elizabeth Lolarga, VERA Files It is apropos that a café founded by artists, writers and other individuals who operate outside society’s margins should mark its 25th year as a now respected Baguio institution with music, poetry … Continue reading →
- A festival to celebrate 133rd birthday of Sarung Banggi composer - The Inbox
By Pablo A. Tariman, VERA Files Bicol composer Potenciano Gregorio-- who penned the famous Bicol love song, “Sarung Banggi”-- turns 133 on Saturday (May 18) with a festival carrying the name of his composition. But his famous love song has … Continue reading →
- Filipino workers paying the price for Malacañang’s bungling - The Inbox
Commentary By Ellen Tordesillas It took a week for President Aquino to realize that the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by a member of the Philippine Coast Guard team in the disputed waters of South China Sea could lead to … Continue reading →
- Hot water treatment produces sweet, juicy mangoes - The Inbox
By Leilanie G. Adriano, VERA Files At the warehouse of farmer Ricardo Tolentino in Laoag, Ilocos Norte are the sweetest and juiciest mangoes, courtesy of a hot water treatment developed at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU). The technology was … Continue reading →