News That Matters

Tag: second

McLeish appointed for second spell as Scotland manager

McLeish appointed for second spell as Scotland manager

Sports
Alex McLeish has agreed to become Scotland manager for the second time - 11 years after leaving the post.McLeish, 59, will sign a deal until 2020 and is the unanimous choice of the Scottish FA board. He replaces his former Aberdeen and Scotland team-mate Gordon Strachan, who left in October after the country did not qualify for the World Cup. The Scottish FA failed in its attempt to recruit Michael O'Neill, who instead chose to stay with Northern Ireland.McLeish 'has right credentials'Walter Smith was also linked with the role, but ruled himself out of a return to the job he held for three years before leaving for Rangers in 2007.McLeish's first games in charge will be against Costa Rica and Hungary next month, followed by further friendly matches in Peru in May and Mexico in June.His debu...
NASA: 2017 was second warmest year since 1880

NASA: 2017 was second warmest year since 1880

Science
Jan. 18 (UPI) -- NASA temperature measurements suggest 2017 was the second warmest year since detailed record keeping began in 1880. NOAA data suggests last year was the third warmest in modern history."The minor difference in rankings is due to the different methods used by the two agencies to analyze global temperatures, although over the long-term the agencies' records remain in strong agreement," NOAA announced in a news release.When mitigating the impacts of the El Nino pattern in the Pacific, the data showed 2017 was the warmest year on record.According to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the average global temperature in 2017 was 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average temperature between 1951 and 1980. Only 2016 was hotter, according to ...
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

Sports
Thursday, January 4, 2018Diego Costa made his long-awaited Atletico Madrid return on Wednesday night - and wasted no time in getting back among the goals.The striker agreed a deal to re-join the Spanish giants from Chelsea in September but Atletico's transfer ban meant he was prevented from making his second debut until January.Costa was named as a substitute for Atleti's first game of 2018, their Copa Del Rey clash away to third tier side Lleida Esportiu.He received a rapturous welcome from the visiting fans when he was introduced in the second half.And, despite four months without a game, Costa took just five minutes to find the net, tapping home a cross from Juanfran.The Spaniard then sustained an injury but finished the game, which ended in a 4-0 win for Atleti.Let's block ads! (W...
Ripple becomes second most valuable crypto-coin

Ripple becomes second most valuable crypto-coin

Technology
A crypto-currency called Ripple has become the second most valuable virtual cash system.Over the weekend the value of the digital currency hit more than $ 100bn (£74bn) according to some market monitors.This valuation is higher than the other popular crypto-cash system - Ethereum.Each Ripple coin, called an XRP, is now worth about $ 2.34 - far higher than the half a US cent they were worth a year ago.Bitcoin still remains the most valuable crypto-currency. The value of the 16.8 million bitcoins in circulation is now worth a nominal $ 231bn. Each bitcoin has a value of about $ 13,580.Bank paymentRipple has sought to establish itself as a safe alternative to other crypto-currencies by emphasising its links to existing financial institutions.Ripple was set up to help banks speed up and modern
US rate for gun deaths is up for the second straight year

US rate for gun deaths is up for the second straight year

Health
The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows. Roughly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides and those have been increasing for about 10 years. Until recently, that has been offset by a decline in people shot dead by others. But there's been a recent upswing in those gun-related homicides, too, some experts said. Overall, the firearm death rate rose to 12 deaths per 100,000 people last year, up from 11 in 2015, according to the report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before that, the rate had hovered just above 10 — a level it had fallen to in the late 1990s. In the early 90s, it was as high as 15 per 100,000 people. In the past two years, sharp homicide increases i