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Florida State expected to hire OC Bell away from Maryland

Florida State expected to hire OC Bell away from Maryland

Sports
Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell is expected to be hired as Florida State's offensive coordinator, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. Bell, 32, will join the staff of new Seminoles head coach Willie Taggart, who took over after Jimbo Fisher left to take the Texas A&M head coaching job. Two other Maryland offensive assistants have already left: Anthony Tucker departed to become the running backs coach at Central Florida and offensive line coach Tyler Bowen left to take the same position at Penn State. Bell was one of Maryland coach DJ Durkin's first hires when he took over in College Park in 2015. Bell brought an up-tempo spread offense to Maryland, which finished 11th in the Big Ten in points (24.1) and total yards per game (323) in 2017. The Terps scored 51 points agai...
UK satellite to make movies from space

UK satellite to make movies from space

Science
A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth. The demonstrator is expected to pave the way for a series of at least 15 such spacecraft, which will be operated by the Guildford-based company Earth-i. The small, low-cost UK mission was one of 31 payloads riding on the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. It lifted off from the Satish Dhawan spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.Controllers made first contact with the UK satellite as planned within a few hours.The spacecraft is a pre-production model. If it performs well over the coming months, its manufacturer, SSTL, also in Guildford, will proceed with Earth-i's first batch of five operational spacecraft. The contract for these platforms was signed in November....
Trump earns 'high marks' from UBS for his economic policies

Trump earns 'high marks' from UBS for his economic policies

Finance
Swiss bank UBS said Monday that President Donald Trump deserves praise for his pro-growth policies.Those efforts in making the U.S. a more business-friendly economy, which include the recently passed tax reform, are often under-appreciated, said Mike Ryan, UBS Wealth Management's chief investment officer for Americas. But the president has "changed the perception of what's possible in Washington," he said at the bank's client gathering in Singapore."I think prior to his election, the prospects of tax reform, of regulatory relief, or any sort of sensible approach to infrastructure were off the table," said Ryan, who added that Trump defied those expectations by getting the new tax bill passed.The president deserves "high marks" for his economic achievements so far, Ryan added.Before the bil...
ULA launches spy satellite from California

ULA launches spy satellite from California

Science
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The third time was the charm for United Launch Alliance and its twice-delayed NROL-47 mission.After ULA was forced to delay proceedings on Wednesday and Thursday, the space company successfully launched its Delta IV rocket at 5:11 p.m. ET, 2:11 p.m. local time, on Friday.A ground system helium problem caused blastoff to be delayed by more than hour.The blastoff and initial phases of the rocket's flight were a success."Payload fairing jettison," ULA tweeted, before concluding its coverage of the mission.Because the mission involved the deployment of a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, ULA ended its coverage of the flight early.Friday's launch was originally supposed to happen on Wednesday, but was pushed to Thursday due to high winds. Thursday's att...
Ant McPartlin CONFIRMS split from wife Lisa after 11 years

Ant McPartlin CONFIRMS split from wife Lisa after 11 years

Entertainment
GETTYOVER: Ant and Lisa McPartlin have split The couple had been together over a decade.In a statement released to Daily Star Online, a rep for Ant said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin."Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.Ant and Dec in pictures  Celebrate this dynamic duo in pictures PA Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly aka Ant and Dec, who have both been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Broadcasting and Entertainment GETTYFLASH BACK: Ant and Lisa had been married 11 years"No further statement will be made."A source added: "This was a tough de...