Wednesday 17 January 2018

Jack Warner quits FIFA post

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has resigned, the world football's governing body confirmed last night.

"As a consequence of Mr Warner's resignation, all ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained," FIFA said in a statement.

Warner was suspended pending an investigation into bribery allegations.

Hammocks are best for good nap

Swinging in a hammock is the best way to guarantee good sleep, research has shown.

The findings, published yesterday in the journal 'Current Biology', showed a "dramatic boosting" of certain types of sleep-related brain waves associated with rocking.

Tourist flights over Jacko's home

Helicopter flights over Neverland Ranch in California are being booked for the second anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.

Channel Island's Helicopters says the half-hour flights costs $175 (€122) per person and $500 (€349) for a private flight.

Cole thanks fans for their support

Cheryl Cole has thanked fans for their support after the "weirdest past few weeks" which saw her lose her job on the US 'X Factor'.

In a message on her website she thanked fans who had written or sent presents to her, adding: "You never fail to amaze me."

'Cat' burglar is still on the prowl

A prolific cat burglar has stolen hundreds of precious possessions from homes near San Francisco. But police are staying off the case because the burglar really is a cat.

Dusty the cat has taken hundreds of items such as gloves, towels and shoes during his nearly nightly raids. The cat has a special love for swimming costumes. Neighbour Kelly McLellan says he stole her bikini -- on two separate trips.

Greek flag-raiser dies at 107

A 107-year-old Greek woman who raised the country's flag every day for nearly half a century at the border with Turkey has died.

Vasiliki Lambidou had lived in the same house a few dozen yards from the Greek-Turkish border along the Evros river since 1962. She was much loved by generations of army conscripts for whom she cooked while they manned a guard post near her house.

Irish Independent

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