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Monday's supermoon extra super; closest in nearly 69 years Monday's supermoon extra super; closest in nearly 69 years
- November 12, 2016

If you miss this one, you'll have to wait until 25 November 2034 to see another one as close. "When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects", says Nasa . (more...)
Clinton Concedes Election, Urges Supporters to Accept Trump Clinton Concedes Election, Urges Supporters to Accept Trump
- November 12, 2016

According to national exit polls , Clinton received 59 percent of her votes from Americans living in large cities - while Trump received 62 percent of his from smaller rural communities. "He [Trump] connected in ways with people that no one else did", Ryan said. House Speaker Paul Ryan paid tribute to his fellow Republican, saying he had "turned politics on its head" and would lead a unified Republican government. (more...)
Now's the time for NZ to take the lead on climate change Now's the time for NZ to take the lead on climate change
- November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. This ratification also coincides with the ongoing Marrakesh Climate Change Conference, which is meant to take important decisions for the comprehensive implementation of the Paris Agreement and maintain the momentum achieved in Paris and subsequently. (more...)
Japan and India sign civil nuclear agreement
- November 12, 2016

Japan and India have signed a controversial civil nuclear deal that will allow Japanese firms to export atomic technology to the South Asian state. India and Japan signed a landmark civil nuclear energy agreement in Tokyo on Friday that was six years in the making. (more...)
FIA lets Vettel off despite expletive outburst at Mexico GP
- November 12, 2016

Horner said he would be "surprised" if Vettel was not sanctioned after swearing over the team radio in a message directed at race director Charlie Whiting after a maneuver by Red Bull's Max Verstappen. After the checkered flag, Vettel drove up beside Verstappen and wagged his finger. In a farcical conclusion, Vettel was promoted to third after the race and appeared on the podium before being demoted back to fifth for an illegal defensive move of his own against Verstappen's teammate Daniel ... (more...)
Is Hamilton poised to end his Interlagos curse? Is Hamilton poised to end his Interlagos curse?
- November 12, 2016

And if Rosberg wins, he's world champion. "There's a surprising amount of degradation on the medium tyre too - but I think overall we've got decent pace on the long runs". Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was ninth quickest ahead of the McLarens of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard provided some light relief when his vehicle stopped on track because of a data anomaly in the water supply to the energy recovery system. (more...)
Marquez's late goal lifts Mexico over United States 2-1 in qualifier
- November 12, 2016

The legend of Dos a Cero may be gone, but the Americans showed in Columbus that they will be a hard out for any team they face during qualifying. Asked whether the win was particularly sweet after the tensions caused by US President-elect Donald Trump's controversial remarks about Mexican illegal immigrants, Marquez said: "Maybe now they have a bad time, a time of intolerance and with this win maybe they can forget now a little bit what happened here in the US". (more...)
Trump protesters gather outside National Football League game in Baltimore
- November 12, 2016

In between, the Ravens flexed the type of offensive muscle and firepower they've been lacking all season. "It wasn't until three minutes were left in the game that we had this conversation, but it was a good three minutes, that's for sure". (more...)
Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight leaves with shoulder injury in loss
- November 12, 2016

Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2) not only lost the game, but possibly its starting quarterback. Texas A&M's 35-28 loss to Mississippi State evens the all-time series between the schools at 5-5. It was a stunning win for Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), which was coming off an uninspiring 56-41 win over lower-level Samford. (more...)
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling suffers broken toe
- November 12, 2016

The Manchester United boss had previously questioned the mental strengths of defenders Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling in the post-match presentation in the result of his side's 3-1 win at Swansea City. The story reveals that the former Fulham man needed two injections in his foot to get through Manchester United's 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month - Smalling hasn't featured for the 20-time English champions since that humiliation. (more...)
LeBron, Cavs follow White House with win, 105-94 at Wizards
- November 12, 2016

I would hope to have to cross that road", James said , per Chase Hughes of Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. That was amusing. I just look across this league, there's been other players with "scheduling conflicts' as they like to call it, not necessarily a political stance". (more...)
UFC 205 Alvarez vs McGregor: Historic Fight In The Making! UFC 205 Alvarez vs McGregor: Historic Fight In The Making!
- November 12, 2016

The showpiece fight of the historic card, which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, will see Conor McGregor take on lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. "If we were in a fight and I was putting him on the defence, I looked at this like this man is just closing his eyes throwing "Bolos". "I operate on my own time , and I'm running early on my time ", McGregor said . (more...)
Five ways Australia should counter South Africa at Hobart Five ways Australia should counter South Africa at Hobart
- November 12, 2016

Australia lost the opening Test of their summer for the first time since 1988 to South Africa in Perth earlier this week, which followed a troubled winter when they were whitewashed in Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka and the Proteas respectively. (more...)
Friday's roundup: 5 million cheer Cubs at parade
- November 12, 2016

The Cubs were five outs away from reaching the World Series at the time. Exactly a year later, they joined the millions of locals cheering on the Cubs' bus as it passed down Michigan Avenue with a dyed-blue river running beneath. Her dad has been working for the Cubs for 38 years and she worked as an usher at Wrigley for two years in high school. Brian Terry, of Bannerville USA, installs 2016 World Series Champions, Chicago Cubs banners as preparations for the parade and rally to ... (more...)
Cubs celebrate World Series win with parade
- November 12, 2016

Fans began gathering at 2 a.m. outside Grant Park to get the best seat in the house to hear from Joe Maddon, Tom Ricketts, Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and the rest of the Cubs. The Cubs were five outs away from reaching the World Series at the time. But Bartman's interference sparked a rally by the Marlins, who went on to win that game and then the NLCS. (more...)
Pat McCrory unwilling to concede in tight race
- November 12, 2016

Click or tap here to see all election results. In fact, on Thursday afternoon, McCrory's campaign announced they hired a lawyer and set up a legal defense fund in preparation to contest the results. Less than 4,500 votes separates Cooper, the state's attorney general, from McCrory. Workers will present the research on the provisional ballots to the Election Board Members on November 18 and the board will decide which ballots should be counted. (more...)
Bartolo Colon, 43, and Braves agree on deal Bartolo Colon, 43, and Braves agree on deal
- November 12, 2016

The Blue Jays also signed Cuban infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr.to a seven-year, $22 million deal, according to reports . Colon was 43 years of age for much of the 2016 season but still managed to post a 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 191 2/3 innings. (more...)
Mexico wins 1st World Cup qualifier in US since 1972
- November 12, 2016

Rafa Marquez scored a tiebreaking goal on a header in the 89th minute to give Mexico a 2-1 win, its first victory in the United States in World Cup qualifying since 1972. It was the fifth straight World Cup qualifying cycle the US has opted to take on Mexico in