Nissan recalls nearly 400,000 cars in US over potential fire hazard

Japanese car giant says brake fluid leaking on to a circuit board could in rare instances lead to a fire Nissan will recall 394,025 cars in the US over a braking system defect that has caused concerns that a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. The leak into internal circuit boards will trigger a warning to drivers, which if ignored may lead to a fire in rare instances, Nissan said in an 8 November filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under recall number 18V-601. If the warning is ignored and the vehicle continues to be operated in this condition, the brake fluid leak may potentially create an electrical short in the actuator circuit, which …

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: We cannot give in. Thats how they win

Losing the 2016 US election was devastating, but Clinton is keeping up the fight. Mother and daughter talk about authoritarianism, inspiring women and why thrillers are the perfect escape If there is a prevailing message in Hillary and Chelsea Clintons The Book of Gutsy Women albeit perhaps not precisely the one they meant it is that making change for women and girls is painful, tough, and requires almost inhuman reserves of personal grit. The volume is a collection of mini-biographies of gutsy women, and its intended mood, I surmise, is upbeat and inspirational. The subjects range from the learned 17th-century Mexican nun Suor Juana de la Cruz to the bracingly named Cherokee politician Barbara Mankiller. But behind the celebratory gloss …

Queen follows fashion’s lead in going fur-free

Activists welcome Her Majestys move, in line with Prada and Guccis abandonment of fur although she will still wear her existing fur items A crown, diamond necklace and fur stole were once the bedrocks of the Queens going-out-out style, but in yet another revelation from the recent memoir by her senior dresser, Angela Kelly, it has been disclosed that, from this year, Elizabeth II has gone fur-free with her new outfits. If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm, writes Kelly, who has been dressing the Queen for 25 years, in announced it would stop using fur in its collections in …

Jepkosgei claims New York title in maiden marathon as Kamworor wins men’s race

There were victories for Kenya in both the mens and womens races at Sundays New York City Marathon Joyciline Jepkosgei powered away from four-time winner Mary Keitany to win the womens title at the New York City Marathon in her first race ever at 26.2 miles. In the mens race, Geoffrey Kamworor won his second title in three years Jepkosgei crossed the finish line in Central Park in 2hr 22min 38 sec on Sunday, seven seconds off the course record. The 25-year-old Jepkosgei holds the world record in the half-marathon but had never run the longer distance. The Kenyan pulled away from compatriot Keitany with about three miles to go. Keitany collapsed after finishing 53 seconds later. Jepkosgei is the …

California wildfires: violent winds fuel Kincade blaze as Getty fire burns in LA

Two million still without power after weekend shutoffs as wine country fire scorches 66,000 acres California firefighters raced against time on Monday to bring a raging wine country wildfire under control amid a lull in the weather, with warnings that the extreme winds fueling fires across the state could pick up again soon. Violent winds of up to 100mph helped Weather Channel reported that the state would see a third round of fire danger on Tuesday and southern California could see its highest winds yet. Meanwhile, more than 2 million people remained without electricity, after the states largest utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric, shut off power over the weekend to prevent its equipment from sparking blazes. PG&E said it …

Trump calls Chicago ’embarrassing to nation’ during first visit as president

President calls city haven for criminals at event boycotted by mayor and police superintendent On a immigration policies and frequently divisive rhetoric, he had said. Trump shot back at the event: There is one person who is not here today. He went on: Where is he? I want to talk to him. In fact, more than anyone else, this person should be here because maybe he could learn something, and thats the superintendent of the Chicago police, Eddie Johnson. Johnsons decision to boycott the event angered the citys chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, which said in a Facebook post: Such a gesture would be an insult to both President Trump and the office of the presidency itself and …

Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chants at World Series

The President was greeted with boos by the crowd at Nationals Park when he attended Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Nationals Park, a short journey from the White House. When Trump was shown on the video screens in the stadium he was loudly booed by fans. That, perhaps, was predictable: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and both Bushes were all booed while attending baseball games as President. What came shortly afterwards was a little more personal in a city that is heavily Democratic as cries of Lock him up! rang out, a reference to the chants about Hillary Clinton used at …

Mike Pence says NBA is ‘acting like a wholly owned subsidiary’ of China

The US vice president Mike Pence criticized the NBA and Nike for kowtowing to Beijing in a speech on Thursday in Washington US vice-president Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting like a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinas ruling Communist party for what he deemed the leagues failure to stand up for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose Mike Pence on the NBA and China In siding with the Chinese Communist Party and silencing free speech, the NBA is acting like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime, he said. Pence added: Nike promotes itself as a so-called social justice champion, but when it comes to Hong Kong, it prefers checking its social conscience at the …

How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But its a strategy that can backfire if a team dont exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainment. As the popularity of sports movies and TV shows attests, its also a multi-tasking metaphor for core cultural values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and overcoming emotional and physical obstacles to persevere. But sports is also about winning and there are lessons the Democrats can learn from sports strategies if they want to triumph in the 2020 elections. One of the trickiest sports strategies is protecting the lead, in which the individual or team rack up …

‘Game changer’: inside the fight to end exploitation of athletes at US colleges

A California law could reshape college sports by finally allowing students to cash in on a multibillion-dollar industry Donald De La Haye just wanted to make YouTube videos. In 2017, as kicker for the football team at Central Florida University, De La Haye had steadily racked up YouTube subscribers by making quirky, or NCAA, which governs athletics at roughly 1,120 colleges and universities through a byzantine set of regulations. According to the NCAA, De La Haye had broken the rules meant to protect the amateur nature of college sports by using his position as an athlete to make money off his image. They gave him an ultimatum: take down the videos and cease their production or be deemed ineligible as …

‘I kept going’: Nine-year-old enters 5km race … and accidentally wins 10km event

It took nine-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5km race in Minnesota, but only because he was busy accidentally winning a separate 10km race It took nine-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5km race in Minnesota, but only because he was busy accidentally winning a separate 10km event. Kades mother, Heather, became worried when her son didnt cross the finish line of the Francis Franny Flyer 5K in Sartell earlier this month. Original Article : HERE ;

Second Oklahoma football player dies following game in two weeks

Lexington High School football coach Dale Berglan told the Oklahoman that Riley Boatwright died Tuesday after playing a game in Stratford A middle school football player in Oklahoma has died after competing in a game, the second teenager to do so in the state in a matter of weeks. Lexington High School football coach Dale Berglan Sixteen-year-old Peter Webb died on 15 September after suffering an apparent head injury during a game. He played for Southwest Covenant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Yukon.

US briefing: Trump-Ukraine scandal, Greta Thunberg and Boris Johnson

Tuesdays top story: President shrugs off impeachment threat over Zelensky call. Plus, how the US built the worlds largest immigration detention system tried to shrug off the growing demands for his impeachment amid allegations that he pressured the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate his potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden, over baseless claims of corruption. Speaking in New York, the president insisted he did not take the threat of impeachment seriously and tried to turn the accusations against him back on his opponents, saying Biden was corrupt and the media crooked. Whistleblower scandal. The House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has so far resisted calls to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. Adam Gabbatt explains presidents playground tactic of redirecting accusations of …

Universal cancels release of violent satire The Hunt after Trump criticism

Studio scraps movie about a group of elites hunting deplorables following gun violence across US and tweet by Trump The Hollywood studio behind a violent satire depicting a dozen supposedly red state Americans who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals, is to scrap the movies release , days after announcing it Blumhouse, the independent film house known mostly for low-budget horror films such as Paranormal Activity and The Purge as well as also the Oscar winner BlacKkKlansman, was due to come out on 27 September. News of the decision was first the Hollywood Reporter. But a string of extremist gun massacres in Ohio, Texas and California which resulted in more …

Ads for ultra-violent satire The Hunt pulled in wake of US mass shootings

Promotion for movie, in which humans are hunted for sport, is stalled after El Paso and Dayton killings and studio reported to be rethinking strategy TV ads for The Hunt, an ultraviolent political satire in which elites stalk and kill deplorables, have been pulled in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. A poster for the The Hunt. Photograph: Universal Pictures Original Article : HERE ;

Goodbye Warriors, hello Roots: can this team spark a soccer revolution in Oakland?

The team hopes to become as much a part of the community as its departing franchises have been Devante Duboses soccer career took him across the world before it took him home. The 26-year-old is the first player to sign for Oakland Roots Sports Club, a new team hoping to spark a soccer revolution in Oakland, his hometown. The Roots will play their first game on 31 August and have applied to join the National Independent Soccer Association, the third tier of professional soccer in the US. Its a humble start, but Dubose thinks it can help Oakland recover from a painful loss. Two of its three famous sports franchises, the Golden State Warriors basketball team and the Raiders football …