Six nations: Ireland battles to victory over Scotland

(CNN)After a bruising and unexpected defeat to England in Dublin last week, Ireland belatedly got the defense of its Six Nations title underway with a hard fought 22-13 win over Scotland at Murrayfield. Conor Murray was the beneficiary of confusion in the Scottish defense as he scored the first try of the game, crossing the whitewash after Sean Maitland was unable to get hold of Tommy Seymour’s pass. Read: Porn site to sponsor rugby club Scotland then suffered an injury setback of its own when influential full back Stuart Hogg was forced off the field with what appeared to be a shoulder injury after 16 minutes. Within seconds, Ireland had stretched its advantage as Jacob Stockdale burst through the Scottish …

5 things to know for February 11: Border security, ISIS, Denver strike, snow, Grammys

(CNN)Are you one of those people who wants to know how the sausage gets made? Then the world’s first sausage hotel is for you. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) The chances of another government shutdown shot up over the weekend after talks between Republicans and Democrats on border security broke down. The sticking points in the talks are the level of funding for barriers on the border and how much money to spend on ICE detention facilities. Another partial government shutdown could start at the end of the week if the two …

6 things we learned at the Baftas

Image copyright Getty Images Hosting the Baftas is a tall order. You have to be likeable, entertaining and funny, under the gaze of the brightest stars in Hollywood. Returning to hosting duties for a second year, Joanna Lumley gave it her best shot, but not everyone was impressed. “I adore Joanna Lumley but who on earth is responsible for her dire script?” asked Denise Welch, while Piers Morgan described her performance as “a train wreck”. A little harsh, perhaps, but some of her lines did fall a little flat. Here are some of the jokes we most enjoyed: “The fabulous Glenn Close is here. The Wife was a wonderful film, although I imagine a lot of men have already moved …

Hundreds pay tribute to pizza pioneer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Boizot wanted to “bring great pizza to the UK”, restaurant managing director Zoe Bowley said He took on his first premises on a peppercorn rent, imported an oven and sold slices of pizza wrapped in napkins. More restaurants quickly followed and he worked with the Italian designer Enzo Apicella to develop the chain’s look. His sister Clementine Allen said he was stubborn, turning unlikely premises into “usable restaurants”. She said: “He was magical, he was dogged and in his heart he loved Peterborough.” Image caption Peter Boizot was a boy chorister at cathedral and remained close to Peterborough Peterborough United chaplain Richard Longfoot gave a reading at the service. The vicar of Peterborough …

Mhlengi Gwala: A gruesome chainsaw attack, to dreams of Paralympic gold

Durban, South Africa (CNN)Before the sun has shone its morning light on KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Mhlengi Gwala has biked 65 kilometers and run at least five along its beautiful coast. At the age of 27, Gwala should be in his prime for his sport of choice: triathlon. Except he isn’t after being attacked at gunpoint by three men, who according to Gwala, then pulled out a chainsaw, and began to saw into his legs. Humble beginnings Gwala grew up at the foothills of the rural South African village of Ndwedwe, to a family of cow herders. On these large swaths of barren land, he learned to run — chasing cows and classmates. A self-described rebel, he would often swim in …

Who owned the plane Sala died in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A minute’s silence was held for Sala before Cardiff’s match against Southampton Two days later, after a quick trip to his previous club Nantes to say farewell to friends, the 28-year-old Argentine boarded the Piper Malibu N264DB. Image caption It was reported that David Henderson was asked to fly the plane One person who is known to have a connection to the aircraft is David Henderson. Mr Henderson, 60, from York, is an experienced charter pilot who was filmed by the BBC with the plane at Retford Gamston Airport in 2015 for a feature about ferry flying – the perilous but lucrative activity of transporting small planes across continents to new owners. In the …

A star is born: Future looks bright for newborn foal with superstar parents

(CNN)With so much pressure and expectation, being born to superstar parents mustn’t be easy — but that hasn’t stopped the horse racing world from getting very excited about a baby boy. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video

Sydney Sevens: New Zealand strikes twice, USA claims fourth straight silver

(CNN)A new tournament, but the same result for the USA rugby sevens team, who fell to a fourth straight cup final defeat at the Sydney Sevens on Sunday. The wait for silverware goes on for Mike Friday’s team — which previously also fell at the final hurdle in Dubai, Cape Town, and Hamilton — after tries from Regan Ware, Sam Dickson, and Tone Ng Shiu handed the All Blacks victory with Brett Thompson producing a late reply for the USA.

Footballer gives 27,000 to pilot search

World Cup winner and Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, whose full name is Kylian Mbappe Lottin, donated under the name Elie Lottin. Lineker linked to the page from his Twitter feed, saying: “Here’s the Go Fund Me page should you wish to help this poor family”. Image caption Kylian Mbappe has given £27,000 to the search page for missing pilot David Ibbotson The light aircraft was en route from France to Cardiff when it crashed two days after the Argentine striker’s £15m transfer to the Bluebirds was announced. An official search was called off on 24 January, but Sala’s body was found after an appeal launched by his agent raised £324,000 (371,000 euros) for a private search. Who owned the plane …

Family’s tribute after Sala plane death

Skip Instagram post by salaromina View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by salaromina Report Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson Some of the club’s players reacted on Twitter. Full back Joe Bennett wrote “RIP Emiliano”, while centre-half Sol Bamba posted a black-and-white image of the teammate he never got to play alongside. Manager Neil Warnock said in his pre-match news conference on Friday he hopes Sala’s family find “peace and comfort”. He also expects Southampton and Cardiff players to wear black armbands in their Premier League match at St Mary’s on Saturday and a minute’s silence to be observed. Cardiff have …

Self-harm images ‘groom suicide victims’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMolly Russell’s father told the BBC he believed Instagram had ‘helped kill my daughter’ Harmful suicide and self-harm content online “has the effect of grooming people to take their own lives”, the suicide prevention minister has said. Jackie Doyle-Price has told the BBC that social media companies must “step up” to protect vulnerable users. It comes after links were made between the suicide of teenager Molly Russell and her exposure to harmful content. Digital Minister Margot James is to reveal details of a “new regulatory regime” for social media later. According to the Daily Mail, Ms James will promise to crack down on many of the social media platforms that have “fallen …

Osprey carries off vibrant-blue coral reef fish in Aruba, stunning images show

‘MOST VENOMOUS’ FISH IN WORLD DISCOVERED IN POPULAR SWIMMING SPOT PROMPTS WARNING FROM BEACHGOER “While driving along the shoreline I noticed the osprey making a splash in the ocean. I quickly parked my car and grabbed my camera,” Oversteegen, who is originally from the Netherlands but now resides on the island, told the UK.-based publication the Daily Mirror. “While flying over, the raptor looked me straight in the eyes as if it wanted to show me its just obtained trophy.” — Michiel Oversteegen “The moment I stepped outside, the osprey flew over and he was still struggling with the non-cooperating fish,” he added, noting this was the first time he’d ever seen this bird-of-prey species with a coral reef fish …

Sala plane underwater search begins

Cushions believed to be from the plane were found on a beach near Surtainville, on France’s Cotentin Peninsula, on Monday. Argentine Sala, 28, and Mr Ibbotson, 59, from Crowle, North Lincolnshire, were travelling from Nantes, where Sala previously played, when the flight was lost. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Mearns explains the next steps in the search Nantes pay tribute to missing Sala Sala’s family ‘struggling with few answers’ Speaking from Guernsey harbour, Mr Mearns said his team would work jointly with the AAIB’s vessel. They plan to search an area covering four square miles about 24 nautical miles north of Guernsey. The location has been based on the flight path before it lost radar contact, …

Bid to recover body from Sala plane wreck

If the operation is successful, the wreckage will be moved by boat to a UK port then to the AAIB’s base at Farnborough in Hampshire. Investigators would then study the remains of the plane in further detail to try and establish why it crashed. An interim report is due to be published in just over two weeks. The plane was carrying Cardiff City’s new striker Sala, 28, and Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, to Cardiff on 21 January after the footballer returned to FC Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates. Image copyright Marine Traffic Image caption The search vessel, Geo Ocean III (circled), is at the scene of the wreckage while it is decided what actions will be …

People Are Captivated By This Timelapse Of A Single Cell Becoming An Organism

The first stages of embryonic development are roughly the same for all animals, including humans. In the film, the viewers are invited to observe the very beginning of an animal’s life, a single cell transforming into a complex living organism with a beating heart and running bloodstream. ‘Becoming‘ has screened at more than 20 international film festivals, and even received the Award for best short documentary at the Innsbruck nature film festival 2018. Image credits: