The Hollywood sign officially turns 100! Iconic LA landmark is lit up with original lights to mark the occasion

The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles is turning 100 years old today and will be lit up with its original lights to celebrate the birthday.  On December 8, 1923, the sign – which read ‘Hollywoodland’ – was first illuminated to advertise an upscale residential real estate development in the Hollywood hills – the sign … Read more

Ten Christmas traditions… you’ve probably never heard of

From a penny in the black pudding to kissing under the mistletoe, Christmas traditions are not just about Santa in the UK. But what about traditions celebrated in countries across the globe?  Whether it’s chocolate filled shoes, an evening roller skating or eating KFC, other nations have their own peculiar ways of celebrating the festive period. … Read more

Squeak peek: Scientists have developed mini virtual reality goggles for MICE – which they hope will lead to breakthroughs in human brain research

Lab mice will now wear virtual reality on custom-made headsets as scientists look to make breakthroughs in human brain research. Through research on how mouse brains register their environment, scientists can get better insight into how humans’ brains map the physical spaces around them, opening the door to understanding and treating movement and balance disorders.  … Read more

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs demands $512M reimbursement from Biden in scathing letter accusing him of failure to secure southern border

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, has accused President Joe Biden of failing to secure the southern border, and is seeking half a billion dollars in federal reimbursement for the state’s spending on the crisis. In a letter on Friday, which Hobbs released publicly, the governor requested more than $512 million in federal funds to … Read more

TJ Watt enters concussion protocol after sickening knee to the head in the first quarter of  Thursday’s Steelers loss to Patriots – despite returning and playing most of the game for his team

TJ Watt reported feeling the effects of the hit to the Steelers on Friday morning A concussion expert said it was a scandal that Watt, 29, was allowed to play on provides all the latest international sports news By Jack Bezants For Dailymail.Com Published: 18:52 GMT, 9 December 2023 | Updated: 19:21 GMT, 9 … Read more

Swing district Democrat complains she won’t run for re-election because race is ‘rigged’ against her

A Democrat representing a swing House district announced Thursday she would not be running for re-election in 2024 because the race is “rigged” against her. In a statement announcing her decision, Rep. Kathy Manning, who represents North Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, accused the Republican-led state legislature of passing “flagrantly gerrymandered Congressional districts” to reduce the … Read more

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives to launch its currency futures on Monday

PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd will soon launch its first currency futures contract, the Mini USD/CNH Futures (FCNH) through a licensing agreement established with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX). The launch of FCNH on Monday is a significant stride in the advancement of the Malaysian capital market as it will be the country’s … Read more

No discount for summonses to send the right message

KUALA LUMPUR: The move of the Transport Ministry in not offering discount for summonses of the Road Transport Department (RTD) in conjunction with MADANI Government One Year Anniversary Programme is to educate the people. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siow Fook said the ministry has been practising the policy of not giving discount since 2018 when … Read more

Small fragments of ancient roof tiles found in the City of David provide evidence of Jerusalem’s history

A new discovery in the City of David National Park has provided rare material evidence of the presence of Greeks in ancient Jerusalem.  During archaeological excavations operated by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel-Aviv University, 16 pieces of ceramic roof tiles were discovered.  While researching, Dr. Filip Vukosavović, Dr. Anat Cohen-Weinberger and Dr. Yiftah Shalev … Read more