The sudden ubiquity of selff-driving vehicules and stunning advances in AI resulted in the almost immediate appearance of “Automotive Darwinism,” with larger predatory vehicles destroying smaller, weaker examples for spare parts and hanging air fresheners.
Jong Li was not only the smallest of this year’s intake for the Marines, he was also the least popular with the sergeant instructors. He discovered this during the second week of his basic, shallow-water combat training.
A disputed goal at the end of a match in the Greek Superleague between Paok-Salonica and AEK Athens led to a pitch invasion by one of the team owners, who appeared to be carrying a gun.
Fernando Varela scored with a header in the final minute of the game, putting the home team, Paok, ahead 1-0 and on course to close the gap between themselves in third spot and leaders AEK.
The referee signalled a goal but then changed his mind to rule the player offside, after appeals from AEK and referring to one of the linesmen.
Paok’s owner, the businessman Ivan Savvidis, came on the field twice and was accompanied by bodyguards. On the second occasion, without his overcoat , Savvidis appeared to be carrying a pistol (which was in its holster).
AEK officials claimed Savvidis threatened the referee during his first foray onto the pitch, before being pulled away.
The game was suspended and the crowd was told to disperse. Adding to the widespread confusion, there were claims that the referee, Giorgos Kominis, had allowed the goal.
The Superleague’s website recorded the match as a 0-0 draw and showed AEK still leading the table on 55 points, with Olympiacos in second on 53 points and Paok still in third on 50.
An official statement was expected from the league. In the meantime this guy would be a great addition to the NFL.
An English pub canceled a charity snail race after the unseasonably icy weather made the potential competitors too slow to compete.
“The cold snap has led to a medical problem with our racing snails – it’s called hibernation,” the Dartmoor Union Inn in southwest England said.
Temperatures across much of Europe are still below normal for the time of year, and British weather forecasters have warned of bitterly cold winds and the return of snow that could disrupt transport and cut off rural communities over the coming week.
The Dartmoor Union Inn said it planned to reschedule what it had billed as “The 1st International Snail Grand National”, in aid of a local air ambulance service, once the weather warms up.