Germany's Christian Democrats confirmed centrist Armin Laschet as their new party leader on Friday after a postal ballot, which was required to legally uphold his election by delegates in a digital vote on Saturday. Laschet, premier of Germany's most populous state, won 83.35% of the valid postal votes cast by 1,001 delegates, the CDU said. Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe's predominant politician and a consistent winner with German voters since taking office in 2005, has said she will not run for chancellor again in September's federal election.
England's Tyrrell Hatton led the Abu Dhabi Championship by five shots on Friday before fading light forced play to come to a premature halt with the second round due to be completed on Saturday.
French veteran Johan Clarey has admitted to feeling "angry" at organisers over a savage final jump of the Kitzbuehel World Cup downhill that was scene of a gruesome crash Friday.
Bangkok [Thailand], January 22 (ANI): Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty entered the doubles semifinal with a scintillating win over Malaysia's Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in the ongoing Thailand Open on Friday.
An unflappable man scooped up and released a red-tailed hawk trapped in a screened porch in East Aurora, New York.Ryan Levy can be seen calmly grabbing the bird of prey in his hands and walking it to a nearby exit in video uploaded to the recorder Tim Glaudemans’s YouTube channel.“Ryan channels his inner Steve Irwin in order to free the beautiful creature,” Glaudemans wrote in the video caption.Glaudemans told Storyful that the video was originally recorded after a music festival on June 10, 2018. However, it was only posted to YouTube on January 15, 2021. Credit: Tim Glaudemans via Storyful
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The Paris-based company - maker of Rémy Martin cognac and Cointreau liqueur - was reporting how it had performed in the nine months to December 31, and the line stands out. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, despite “sequential improvement” towards the end of the year, the regions “continued to be hit hard by the closure of the on-trade”, the firm said. Whereas in Britain, the company has registered people buying booze in a “dynamic” way since the first lockdown in April, suggesting that Britons consistently spent money on buying more of the French company’s high-end alcohol brands last year.
President Joe Biden, in just his third day on the job, ordered help for hungry Americans Friday in a rush to pull the country from its multi-pronged pandemic crisis.
Jenson Button is returning to Williams in 2021 as a senior advisor, 21 years after making his F1 debut with the Grove outfit in 2000. The team is in a very different position now, but so too is Button - who reflected on his rookie campaign for the 11 August 2016 issue of Autosport magazine
Hatton, who was one shot behind overnight leader Rory McIlroy, carded an eagle on the par five second and had four birdies in a row from the seventh after a bogey on the third. The 29-year-old Hatton recorded two eagles in the first round and became the first player since McIlroy to card three at the event since the Irishman achieved the feat in 2011. Four other players were tied for second, including McIlroy and Frenchman Romain Langasque -- who are both yet to finish their rounds -- as well as early clubhouse leaders Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand and Australian Jason Scrivener.
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Check out this phenomenal time lapse of a starry night in super high quality. Enjoy!
Willow the yellow lab likes to fool around when he goes for a walk, and we must admit he is hilarious! Must see!
This woman tries the "leave it" challenge on her dog, leaving him with a plate of his favorite treats. Will he pass or fail? Check it out!
The 2021 Ram 1500 comes standard with a simple 5-inch touchscreen, while the 8.4-inch version found on most versions as standard equipment is the same user-friendly unit found elsewhere in the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram line up. Unlike all those other brands in the North American Stellantis empire (ugh), however, the Ram offers a unique take on the Uconnect: a 12-inch vertically oriented touchscreen. While other cars offer similarly tall screens, such as the Subaru Outback, Ford Explorer and every Volvo, none do such an exceptional job of taking advantage of the orientation and size.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], January 22 (ANI): The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey high-performance centre (HPC), set-up in Bhubaneswar with a vision to groom the upcoming sporting talent in hockey and produce world-class sportspersons, has commenced its boys' resident programme at the Kalinga Hockey Complex.
The fragile Italian government faces another threat of collapsing next week, as the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s plans to expand his tight majority in parliament were derailed by a mafia investigation involving a possible new ally. Mr Conte survived a confidence vote in the Senate by just a few ballots on Tuesday following the exit of Matteo Renzi’s tiny centrist party from the ruling coalition. But his bid to strengthen his hold on government appears increasingly challenging after one of the small parties he was courting, the centrist UDC, was hit on Thursday by a judicial scandal. Its head Lorenzo Cesa was forced to resign after being notified he was under investigation for alleged links with the powerful ‘Ndrangheta mafia syndicate. According to prosecutors, Mr Cesa allegedly facilitated some ‘Ndrangheta businessmen and was their political “referent.” He has denied any wrongdoing, but said it was his duty to step down and wait for the outcome of the probe. It is part of a broader investigation, led by Catanzaro anti-mafia prosecutors, that has seen 48 people arrested and another 35 placed under house arrest under suspicion of mafia association, money laundering, illicit trafficking and other crimes. The news has rocked Italian politics and cast doubt on the fate of Mr Conte’s negotiations with his possible future allies. The Five Star Movement, one of the senior partners in Mr Conte’s ruling coalition, made clear that negotiating with UDC was not an option anymore. “I feel like saying that the Five Stars will never be able to open a dialogue with subjects convicted or under investigation for mafia or similar crimes,” Foreign Minister and Five Stars’ leader Luigi Di Maio wrote on Facebook.
Sabrina Carpenter seems to be telling her side of the story on her newest song, “Skin.”
Rio de Janeiro will not host its famous carnival this year due to a deadly revival of the coronavirus epidemic in Brazil, the city's mayor Eduardo Paes has announced.