Author: rachelricci

Eddie Hearn’s right hand man Frank Smith on his route to the top of boxing

“I put my neck on the line to give you this chance and your behaviour has shown a total lack of respect to me and the company. Please accept this letter as a final warning.” Frank Smith was 16 when boxing promoter Eddie Hearn dropped a letter on his desk after he had slept late. […]

What to write in a Valentine’s Day card: – 21 romantic poems and quotes

Whether you love or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. And regardless of how you feel about the day, who doesn’t like getting a card? (or present, for that matter) Choosing the card can be hard enough but the real daunting task is what to write inside of it. Y’know the message that’s […]

Walmart’s Mexico unit blames government cash aid, as revenue rise slowest in three quarters

Walmex, as the unit of Walmart Inc (WMT.N) is known locally, said revenue rose 4.7% in the fourth quarter of 2019, it slowest since the 4.6% clocked in the year’s first quarter. Walmex’s Bodega family of warehouse-style supermarkets comprise nearly 80% of the retailer’s stores in Mexico, the largest foreign market by store count for […]

Apple will reopen its five Beijing stores on February 14th, with limited hours

Apple is reportedly planning to reopen its five Beijing stores on February 14th, albeit with limited hours. The stores will be the first to reopen in China since Apple closed all of its retail stores on February 1st due to concerns about the coronavirus. The company’s five Beijing stores — Sanlitun, Apple Mall China, Chaoyang […]

As one Princess cruise is quarantined for COVID-19, another is hit with different illness

A Princess cruise ship returned early to the Port of Everglades in Florida on Thursday due to hundreds of passengers and crew becoming afflicted with a gastrointestinal illness. The sickness among those aboard the Caribbean Princess came as another of the cruise line’s ships, the Diamond Princess, remains quarantined off Japan with more than 200 […]

Mike Tyson, Donald Trump and boxing’s greatest shock 30 years on

“I’m not going to Tyson’s dressing room. I can’t go near him. It might rub off. The same thing could happen to me.” Those were the reported words of Donald Trump moments after his friend and client Mike Tyson had been beaten by James ‘Buster’ Douglas in boxing’s greatest shock. It was a day shaped […]

Naughty Valentine’s Day poems and jokes to write in your cards

With Valentine’s Day now just a stone’s throw away, you wouldn’t be alone if you were rushing out to get the perfect (if not last minute) Valentine’s Day card and romantic gift. You know, the type of card that’s romantic, but not cheesy? Cheeky and funny, but not too crass? And then there’s the message […]

Judge OKs Philly refiner’s bankruptcy plan, sale to property developer: documents

Judge Kevin Gross signed off on the PES bankruptcy agreement, filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, a day after indicating at a public hearing that he was likely to do so. Hilco Redevelopment Partners, which becomes the new owner of the roughly 1,300-acre (526-hectare) PES refinery site as part […]

Oracle strikes back at Google in Supreme Court copyright case

Oracle has filed its response in an upcoming Supreme Court copyright battle. The company accuses Google of stealing code from its Java language, claiming (as it has for many years) that Google “committed an egregious act of plagiarism” by building support for Java into Android without officially licensing the language. The two rivals will argue […]

Miami drive-by shooters hit two gay men and a lesbian

Two gay men and a lesbian were shot and wounded this week in Miami in a bizarre drive-by shooting. The Miami-Dade Police Department said it was not investigating the incident as a hate crime. Around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, men riding one or more all-terrain vehicles opened fire on a car with the two male victims […]