Playing both sides: Despite woke advertising, Nike donates big to GOP

Despite a virtue-signaling ad campaign featuring anthem-kneeling NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sportswear giant Nike donates more than three times as much money to Republicans as it does to Democrats. Nike’s employees and the company’s own Political Action Committee gave $ 424,000 to Republicans and only $ 122,000 to Democrats this election cycle, according to the […]

Spain to ‘honor’ sale of 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia despite halting it over rights groups outcry

Just about a week after halting a bombs’ sale to Riyadh following a widespread indignation over Saudi Arabia’s indiscriminate bombing in Yemen, the Spanish government said it would still go ahead with the deal. “The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honor a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by […]

US Army to send 1500 more to Germany despite Trump’s calls for allies ‘to pay more’

The US Army is to further bolster the number of troops it has stationed in Europe by a further 1,500, despite repeated complaints by President Trump that NATO allies are not spending enough to defend the continent. US Army Europe said the troops will be deployed to Germany by September 2020, calling it a “display […]

Genesis Essentia is not yet headed for production, despite some reports

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Coupe,Concept Cars,Electric,Future,Luxury,Specialty,Genesis But what the N.Y. Auto Show favorite does get made? What would it be like? Continue reading Genesis Essentia is not yet headed for production, despite some reports Genesis Essentia is not yet headed for production, despite some reports originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 07 […]

New system shows the earliest life could cooperate despite “cheaters”

Enlarge / Populations of RNAs, as in this cartoon, may have helped the first life overcome some limits on complexity. (credit: NASA) Physics is filled with papers where the authors don’t actually do anything—at least not anything empirical. Instead, they explore the math behind a topic and try to gain new theoretical insights, leaving it […]

India to go ahead with S-400 deal with Russia despite threat of US sanctions – reports

India is expected to inform the US during a top-level meeting this week that it will go ahead with a deal to purchase the Russian S-400 air defense system despite the threat of American sanctions, the Indian media reports. The US is threatening buyers of Russian-made weapons with economic sanctions as part of its general […]

Flight secrets: Why plane journeys are getting LONGER – despite new technological advances

Flight times are reportedly getting longer by airlines, in a bid to avoid compensation payouts. The new report by Which? Travel found that journey times had been increased by up to 30 minutes to make the flights seem more punctual than they were. Compensation can be claimed if a flight is more than three hours […]

Canada remains confident despite opening loss at Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — There was disappointment for Team Canada in their opening game at the Little League World Series, but there was also a measure of perspective.  Canada lost to Panama 8-3 under the lights at historic Veteran Stadium with 4,776 spectators watching the game.  But during the loss, baseball dreams were realized for a group […]

Despite lack of fans and competitors, Canada's NACAC success undeniable

TORONTO — This past weekend saw Toronto host some of the world's top track and field athletes in the third edition of the NACAC (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) track and field championships at Varsity Stadium. Among the notables were Canada's Aaron Brown, Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and 100-metre hurdles world record […]