Hong Kong: Stocks extend losses at open – THE BUSINESS TIMES

THE BUSINESS TIMES[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares fell in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, extending losses after a three-day sell-off, with investors spooked by deadly attacks in Germany,…

Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars’ return to tradition mark a TV win? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2014, 5:00 a.m.. They’ve tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is…

What’s next for Winter Olympics after Sochi? – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone…

‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ Box Office Collection: Farhan-Vidya Starrer Earns ₹5 … – International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India [email protected]: Watched #ShaadiKeSideEffects ! Must say, an amazing movie with splendid performances by the leads. @FarOutAkhtar you were stupendous! @manavpurohit: Movie with meaning and message. Must…

Chicago’s Jeanne Gang eyes SF skyline – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)The local office of developer Tishman Speyer confirmed Thursday that it has hired Chicago’s Jeanne Gang to design a tower on one of the city-owned lots near…

Caron Butler bypasses Heat for Thunder; Granger to Clippers – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-SentinelWhat you see very well might be what you get from the Miami Heat the balance of the season. Which, of course, based on the team’s recent play lately, isn’t…

Godzilla Will Fight Other Monsters in Upcoming Reboot Says Director Gareth … – International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKGareth Edwards, whose Godzilla reboot for Legendary Pictures is set for release in May, has confirmed that the titular nuclear-powered beastie will fight other monsters in the…

Architect Jeanne Gang to design San Francisco tower – San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business TimesTishman Speyer has hired architect Jeanne Gang to design a building near the future Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. Few details of the project, planned for…

Official Minecraft movie coming from Warner Bros – GameSpot

GameSpotLooks like Warner Bros has been tapped to be working on a potential Minecraft movie. Creator Markus “Notch” Persson revealed the news on Twitter earlier today. According to Notch’s post…

California court rules it is okay for drivers to check mobile maps – PCWorld

PCWorldAn appeals court in California ruled that it is legal for a person to hold his phone to look at a map application while driving, though he is prohibited from…

17 fun facts about the Academy Awards – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNumber of spokes the reel has: 5 for the 5 original branches of the Academy (writers, technicians, producers, actors and directors). 8. Number of Oscar statuettes created for the…

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThis season, the burden has been almost entirely on Carmelo Anthony’s shoulders, and the losses are adding up. For the Heat, the key will be how LeBron James responds…

‘Nashville’ Recap: A Family Falls Apart, New Band Is Formed – BuddyTV

BuddyTVJuliette stayed true to herself, while Rayna struggles with all the lies in her family on tonight’s Nashville. The episode titled “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like Daddy Anymore” saw the…

Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNearly three-quarters of a century before the film “12 Years a Slave,” a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting…

Stunning Google Street View pictures reveal polar bears in their natural habitat – State Column

State ColumnFor International Polar Bear Day, Google released new street view images of the “polar bear capital of the world”, Churchill Manitoba. The State Column, Justin Beach | February 27,…

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks NBA betting odds preview, prediction, trends – SB Nation

SB NationThe Miami Heat are a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS over their last five games, while the New York Knicks are going in the opposite direction with a 1-6…

Visit the Frozen Tundra Using Google Street View – Bloomberg

BloombergFeb. 27 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money” Host Adam Johnson looks at places to go using Google street view. (Source: Bloomberg). Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered…

Whales and ships heading for collision in Bering Strait, fear scientists – Tech Times

Tech TimesWhales and ships are on a collision course in the Bering Strait, environmentalists and marine scientists have warned. Some members of whale species that normally live in the sub-Arctic…

‘Nashville’ recap: Don’t Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyJuliette’s new song, “Don’t Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet,” may as well have been her plea to longtime manager Glenn, who just wanted to run away and…

Blake Griffin’s 23 points, 16 boards help carry Clips past Rockets – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden. Blake Griffin had…

Some users take a dim view of the web, survey finds – PCWorld

PCWorldThe information management system known as the web turns 25 this year. Its birthday, however, may not be celebrated by everyone. Fifteen percent of Internet users said it has been…

The Bering Strait Poses Increased Risk of Collision between Whales and Ships … – Science World Report

Science World ReportA large population of whales and ships is increasingly using the ice-free Bering Strait, the channel that connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, raising the risk of collision…

Risk Of Collisions Between Whales And Ships Increased In Bering Strait: Study – International Business Times

International Business TimesThe study suggests slowing ship speeds in the Bering Strait, reducing motor noise and the likelihood of collisions between whales and ships. Reuters. When the Arctic Ocean thaws,…

Jamal Crawford exits with calf injury – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES – Clippers guard Jamal Crawford suffered a strained left calf in Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and did not play in the second half. Crawford, who…

Huge police operation targets notorious north London Adams family crime gang – Daily Mail

Daily MailHundreds of police officers swooped on addresses across London and the Home Counties yesterday in an operation aimed at smashing one of Britain’s most notorious crime gangs. Senior members…

Couple held in north London as two hundred Met officers stage crime family swoop – Evening Standard

Evening StandardA suspected member of a notorious North London gang was arrested in his £2.5 million Clerkenwell townhouse today as 200 Met officers burst into 25 addresses in the capital…

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: Jared Leto is sure thing for Best Supporting … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBut it’s also due to the fact that Leto’s turn is a classic Oscar role, containing echoes of John Lithgow in “The World According to Garp,” William…

Grammy-Winning Art Director Ian Cuttler Sala Reportedly Dead in Car Accident – Billboard

BillboardGrammy-winning art director and photographer Ian Cuttler Sala died on Sunday in a car crash, according to multiple reports. Sala was a passenger in the Ford GT driven by Sami…

Portland Trail Blazers at Denver Nuggets game preview – The Oregonian

The OregonianAbout the Blazers: The Blazers have won two in a row and are looking to beat the Nuggets in Denver for the second time this season. Portland will play…

Oscar Quotes: 15 Memorable Sayings From Past Academy Awards Acceptance … – International Business Times

International Business TimesThe 86th Academy Awards that will air March 2 has already been the target of predictions, rumors and potential upsets. Before you take your seat on the couch…

Shrek might be heading for fifth movie outing – In Entertainment

In EntertainmentIf you happen to be a fan of the animated giant green ogre Shrek, and would love to see Shrek make another outing to the big screen, it looks…

Lea Michele exposes underwear in new racy photoshoot – Business Standard

Business StandardLea Michele showed off more skin than ever before as she posed in a revealing navy blue bodysuit in a Terry Richardson photo-shoot. The 27-year-old singer took part in…

North Korean ship enters South Korean waters, Seoul says – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL – South Korea said Tuesday a North Korean warship strayed into South Korean waters late Monday, in the first reported maritime incursion of 2014. South Korean Defense Ministry…

Actor Sam Worthington charged with assaulting photographer in NY – Reuters

ReutersNEW YORK Feb 24 (Reuters) – Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in 2009 film “Avatar”, was arrested and charged with assaulting a photographer in Manhattan’s Greenwich…

Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportDwight Howard scored 25 points, James Harden added 23 and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on Sunday night.…