News That Matters

Tag: week

Johnson reveals first 100 days plan with election a week away

Johnson reveals first 100 days plan with election a week away

Business
With just a week to the general election, Boris Johnson is already confidently - if not complacently - talking about his plans for the first 100 days of a majority Tory government.With opinion polls still suggesting a comfortable lead for the Conservatives, the prime minister has announced plans for a Commons vote on Brexit, a Queen's Speech and a post-Brexit budget. Labour has responded by claiming a Tory victory would mean more austerity, privatisation and tax giveaways, while the Liberal Democrats have denounced Mr Johnson's promises as fantasy. ...
Fantasy football: Week 13 best add/drops from waiver wire

Fantasy football: Week 13 best add/drops from waiver wire

Sports
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- We are past the bye weeks and onto the final week of the 2019 fantasy football regular season. But the waiver wire is still important in Week 13 as you could be fighting to earn a playoff spot or secure a first-round postseason bye. You have your full roster available from now though the playoffs, but there are still some solid unowned players who could add depth or star power to your team down the stretch. You should also be on the hunt for players that your opponents might need so they can't use those players against you. Make sure you have adequate depth for your starters and cut some players loose who haven't lived up to expectations. You no longer have time to wait on a sleeper to wake up. I have added some of my favorite players to target on this week's waiver wire...
Fantasy football: Week 12 tight end rankings

Fantasy football: Week 12 tight end rankings

Sports
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Zach Ertz, Mark Andrews, Greg Olsen, Darren Waller and Ryan Griffin top my Week 12 fantasy football tight end rankings. Jared Cook, Jacob Hollister, Vance McDonald, Eric Ebron and Jonnu Smith round out my top-10 options for Week 12. If you are in a league that requires starting a tight end, other great options are available this week. Take a look at my weekly waiver wire article if you need a replacement for your normal starter. My top 20 rankings can help you decide between two options to add to your starting lineup. You also should remove Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota Vikings players from your lineup, as those teams have Week 12 byes. Here are some of my favorite players in this week's top 20 rankings: TOP SHELF Zach Ertz is...
Fantasy football: Week 11 tight end rankings

Fantasy football: Week 11 tight end rankings

Sports
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, Hunter Henry, Jared Cook and Zach Ertz top my Week 11 fantasy football tight end rankings. Gerald Everett, Mark Andrews, Greg Olsen, Eric Ebron and Jason Witten round out my top-10 options for Week 11. If you are in a league that requires starting a tight end, other great options are available this week. Take a look at my weekly waiver wire article if you need a replacement for your normal starter. My top 20 rankings can help you decide between two options to add to your starting lineup. You also should remove Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans players from your lineup, as those teams have Week 11 byes. Here are some of my favorite players in this week's top 20 rankings: TOP SHELF New Orleans Saints vet...
Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week

Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week

Science
The Bloodhound land speed challenger is likely to be back out on its South African lakebed track early next week.Engineers are now satisfied they understand why a heat alarm has been triggering on the car when it runs. Bloodhound was in the middle of trying to post a speed of 550mph (885km/h) on Friday when the sensor system alerted driver Andy Green that temperatures might be too high in the engine bay.He aborted, pulling up early having reached only 481mph (774km/h).Something similar occurred on Wednesday as well, although right at the end of the run when the vehicle was slowing down.But by Saturday afternoon, the British Bloodhound team had split open the upper-chassis of the car for inspection, including of that troublesome s...