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Andry Rajoelina to again become Madagascar's president

Andry Rajoelina to again become Madagascar's president

World
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Andry Rajoelina, who has been Madagascar's president once before, won December's presidential runoff, election authorities said Thursday. Rajoelina last served as president from 2009 to 2014 under military pressure after President Marc Ravolomanana resigned. Rajoelina received nearly 56 percent of the vote compared to Ravolamanana's 44 percent in the presidential runoff last week, the electoral commission announced. Madagascar's Independent National Election Commission announced the results at a news conference Thursday. Former prime ministers, a pastor and a rock star also ran for president in the November election, but former presidents Ravaolmanana and Rajoelina emerged as front-runners, leading to the runoff. Voter turnout was about 48 percent in the Dec. 19 runoff. T...
Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Blues back into Champions League places as Eden Hazard proves to be the difference once again

Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Blues back into Champions League places as Eden Hazard proves to be the difference once again

Sports
ED BOY The Belgium international moved past a century of goals for the west Londoners with a well-taken brace Eden Hazard passed a century of goals for Chelsea as he helped the Blues to a 2-1 win over Watford. The Belgium captain was virtually unplayable at Vicarage Road, scoring twice to knock the proverbial stuffing out of the hosts on Boxing Day. Hazard was fantastic against Watford on Boxing Day Deployed through the middle by Maurizio Sarri, Hazard opened the scoring when Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic released the forward with a perfectly weighted through ball just before half time to round Ben Foster and score. But Watford were level soon after as Roberto Pereyra lashed home a volley from the edge of the box into the bot...
Sam Allardyce EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are ‘three years away’ from challenging at the top again

Sam Allardyce EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are ‘three years away’ from challenging at the top again

Sports
Sam Allardyce believes Mauricio Pochettino may be forced to walk out on Tottenham if chairman Daniel Levy refuses to let Manchester United speak with the coach about replacing Jose Mourinho. However, even with the Spurs manager at the helm, Big Sam has warned it may take THREE YEARS to get the Red Devils challenging for top titles again. Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly a top target for Manchester United Pochettino is said to be one of United’s top targets after announcing the departure of Mourinho as manager on Tuesday morning. Old Trafford legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as caretaker manager until the end of the season, with the club aiming to appoint their next permanent boss in the summer – and Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are...
ULA scrubs spy satellite launch scrubbed, to try again Saturday

ULA scrubs spy satellite launch scrubbed, to try again Saturday

Science
Dec. 7 (UPI) -- United Launch Alliance was forced to scrub its Delta 4-Heavy rocket launch as a result of a communications error. Prior to liftoff, engineers discovered a "redundant communication link between the control center and the launch site," according to a statement released by ULA. The company's most powerful rocket was scheduled to carry a spy satellite into space on Friday, but the mission has been delayed until Saturday evening. Liftoff from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base is scheduled for 11:06 p.m. ET, 8:19 p.m. local time. "The forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch," ULA announced on its blog. ULA will stream a live broadcast of Saturday's launch. The satellite belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office, of the U.S. governm...
How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

Finance
Comcast Ventures had seen enough. Years of researching business models, seeing their own portfolio's performance and watching digital media startups struggle had made an impression. For 2018, the venture capital firm made a decision: it would no longer put seed money behind advertising-driven media companies. "Starting an ad-supported business is really, really tough," said Daniel Gulati, a Comcast Ventures partner, in an interview. "As a general thesis, we are not actively looking to invest in seed companies that have an advertising-based business model." It's a shift in thinking for Comcast Ventures, which has put money beh...