A word coined by The Thick of It’s writers has been celebrated in a new poll. Oxford Dictionaries has named ‘omnishambles’ – defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations” – its word of the year. [The Thick of It's Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi)] Oxford University Press lexicographer and Countdown regular Suzi Dent told The AP that ‘omnishambles’ had been chosen because of its popularity and “linguistic productivity”, and noted the ...
Costly insurance premiums are preventing Sidney Crosby from playing hockey. With the NHL lockout in its 46th day, Crosby would like to compete in some form, but his past health issues and high salary would contribute to costing the Pittsburgh Penguins star as much as $400,000 US a month for insurance coverage, agent Pat Brisson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The CW’s Supernatural has cast Amanda Tapping of Stargate to play a cool and mysterious new angel named Naomi. The character will first appear in the seventh episode of Season 8 and will recur throughout the season. It was also reported that M*A*S*H alum Mike Farrell will guest in the eighth episode.
© PA Images / Martin Meissner/AP A lion has reportedly been spotted in a field near St Osyth, Essex. Police are currently investigating sightings of a massive cat in fields off Earls Hall Drive at around 7pm on Sunday (August 26), reports BBC News. Members of the public have been told to stay indoors while police continue to search the area.
– U.S. captain Davis Love III appointed good friends Fred Couples and Mike Hulbert on Wednesday as his assistants for this year’s Ryder Cup against Europe. Former Masters champion Couples, 52, is a veteran of five Ryder Cups as a player and has twice captained the U.S.
PETALUMA, Calif. — A Chinese crested’s short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on Friday. Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year’s worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.
Casey Quinlan FARGO – The roundabouts still look odd in this part of town and the baseball field at Fargo Davies is still showing signs of newness. There are distinct lines in the grass where the fresh sod has yet to grow. Sprinkler heads, the players say, make for some odd hops.
The mild winter and early spring that gave Upper Midwest farmers a head begin have also led to headaches in the form of uncommon weeds and insects. The arrival of normal weed and insect problems has been accelerated and new issues that farmers do not encounter in a typical growing season are popping up, according to Agweek.
All the boat prep is finished, the rods are strapped down, cameras are running and the life vests are fastened, so it’s nearly time to go for this weekend’s tournament. There’s nothing new or uncommon about that. It’s a pretty normal weekend event for thousands of bass fishermen nearly every Saturday or Sunday during 8 or 9 months of the year. But as my partner and I sat waiting on them to call our boat number on this particular weekend’s ...
George A. Brush, 70, of Bushnell, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Graham Hospital in Canton. George was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Macomb to George and Doris Fiekert Brush. He married Carolyn Paul on Feb. 11, 2010, in Bushnell after a 29-year courtship. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Bushnell; two sons, Brent (Kim) Glisan and Travis (Tina) Havens, all of Bushnell; two daughters, Rhonda (Frank) Cadena of Chapel Hill, N.C.