US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy. Consistent with Washington’s increasingly saber-rattling rhetoric, the world’s largest military is putting its money where […]

‘Shoplifters’ Trailer: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or Winner is Ready to Sweep the Oscars

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda is a favorite at the film festival circuit — his tender, delicate odes to humanities have won twice at the Cannes Film Festival and earned accolades across the world. Now Shoplifters, his latest Palme d’Or winner is heading for a Stateside release, and possibly, the best Foreign Language category at the Oscars. See […]

Tom Brady: New England Patriots boss Bill Belichick ready to AXE star – EXCLUSIVE

That’s according to NFL expert Neil Reynolds who reckons the experienced chief has no room for sentimentality. Brady is firmly established as one of the greatest NFL players in history and is a five-time Super Bowl winner. However, the Michigan graduate is now 41 years old and was at the centre of a power struggle […]

He’s no Bull, but Ben’s ready for Green and Gold

QUEENSLAND skipper Jimmy Peirson is adamant former teammate Ben McDermott is ready to feature in Australia’s limited overset-up this summer after his composed century guided Tasmania to a JLT Cup victory over the Bulls in Townsville on Saturday. Chasing 317 to win, the Tigers reeled the target in with four wickets and a over to […]

Lowe’s and Home Depot have emergency command centers monitoring Florence and thousands of trucks loaded and ready to go to stores in the storm’s path (HD, LOW)

Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP Hurricane Florence has people turning to local hardware and supply stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Ace for assistance that the government can’t necessarily provide. These outlets have emergency command centers and meteorologists on duty. After 2017’s brutal hurricane season, Home Depot had revenue of more than $ 100 billion, […]

Cancer time bomb is ready to explode

The cutting-edge treatment has been hailed as “a new dawn” for cancer medicine and for some patients, it could be a potential cure. Experts say the immune-boosting drugs have become “victims of their own success” while government regulators say they cannot afford to pay for the medicine beyond the time frames that proved effective in […]

Are You Ready for a Sex Toy Revolution?

For 16 years, purveyors of dildos and vibrators have seen their dreams crushed by lawsuits owing to a 2002 patent that covers the fundamental technology behind computer-controlled sex toys. The transgression? Launching their products after the patent went into effect. Patents have long encouraged creativity by protecting ideas and research from theft and supporting those […]

France ‘ready to strike’ Syria if chemical weapons used during Idlib offensive – army chief

France’s top military chief has said Paris is ready to bomb Syria if chemical weapons are used during the Syrian government’s retaking of Idlib province. It comes a week after Russia warned the US of a pending false flag attack. “We are ready to strike if chemical weapons were used again,” Armed Forces Chief Francois […]

Mature, battle-tested Barrett ready for spotlight of Duke basketball

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., — Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett has seemingly always played at a level ahead of most guys his age. As a 17-year-old, the six-foot-seven swingman won tournament MVP honours en route to Canadian gold at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in July 2017. And this past June, the 18-year-old fit right in during […]