Hello Nacho readers! Valentine’s day is coming up so for those of you that actually celebrate that day, hope you have someone in mind and hopefully they have you in their thoughts. Treat them to flowers and chocolate, or whatever else comes to mind when saying that you fancy them (and keep it tasteful!) and enjoy the day as much as you can. For the time being, though, here is a Round Up of news stories found on the internet.
The Hollywood Reporter has this news of famed Clothing designer Gucci backpedaling a bit over a sweater that looks like someone in Blackface. The Black wool sweater comes with an oversized collar to go over the face and many have said it looks like someone in Blackface make up. The sweater usually goes for $890 but is being pulled due to the comments. Never did understand high fashion!
MSN has this story of Rob Gronkowski, Tight end for the Superbowl winning New England Patriots. He got smacked in the face with a beer can during the team’s Victory parade in Boston. Gronk said he got hit in the face with a full beer can during the celebration but he reports that he is okay and was not seriously hurt. Why would anyone want to throw away a full beer? Someone wasted their money on that one!
CNet has this story from the International Space Station where they had a bit of a problem. The crew aboard the space station had just installed a new Toilet when it actually started leaking! Nearly ten liters of water had to be mopped up by the crew. It is said a connection to a portable water system was disconnected that caused the leak but that it has been fixed and no damage to the ISS remained.
Science Daily has this news from another part of space as ESO’s VLT (Very Large Telescope) snapped pictures of a bunch of new stars being formed within a magnetic bubble. This cluster of new stars is roughly 160,000 light years away so we aren’t going there anytime quick, never the less it is still awfully pretty to look at.
UPI has the news that famed heavy metal pioneer Ozzy Osbourne is taking some time off while he is suffering from the flu. The 70-year-old was admitted to the hospital while about the start the European leg of his No More Tours II tour. It was felt he could recover faster if he had some hospital time and we shouldn’t worry about him. I have to wonder why there is a second “No More Tours” Musical Tour at all, but eh, it’s Ozzy.
CNN reports of fences and truck tankers being put up on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. The president of Venezuela has issued a blockade of the border to keep humanitarian aid from entering into the country even as many in Venezuela could use it!
CBS News is reporting a large Gas explosion on a construction site in San Francisco. It is said that the gas was turned off eventually but the fire had flames shooting 30 feet in the air and went on for 2 1/2 hours! No injuries were reported and no one seems to be killed but holy crap that is a big fire!
RocketNews is reporting that Twitter saw big profits in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Social media site brought in $909 million in revenue despite 5 million people stopped using the service. Twitter has announced in the last two quarters that their monthly user count is shrinking, but they are still making a lot of money!
And local NBC affiliate WCSH 6 is reporting how The Make- A- Wish Foundation granted Abel Richardson of Guilford, Maine, a six-year-old boy battling brain cancer, a superhero-themed go-kart! The Blue go-kart with red accents was given to Richardson during an elementary school assembly by friends, family, and some members of the local law enforcement. Doing good for those who could use it.
With that, we bring an end to this week’s Round Up of News found on the internet. Remember in life to keep your eyes open and keep reading!