Nearly a billion fans will be watching the World Cup games, are you one of them? If not and you’re wondering what the big deal is, watch this clip — I break down everything you need to know about the World Cup.
Actually, this is a pretty good World Cup explainer by Katie Couric.
School girls are supposedly located but not yet rescued.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defense said Monday.
Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticized military that Nigerian troops can save the girls. But he added, “we can’t go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
He spoke to thousands of demonstrators who marched to Defense Ministry headquarters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought in on buses, indicating it was an organized event.
Asked by reporters where they had found the girls, Badeh refused to elaborate.
"We want our girls back. I can tell you we can do it. Our military can do it. But where they are held, can we go with force?" he asked the crowd.
A veteran breeding osprey has laid her 69th egg at a Perthshire nature reserve. Lady the osprey returned to Loch of the Lowes for the 24th consecutive year, having reared 50 chicks there in the past. And staff at the centre confirmed that she laid her first egg of the season early on Sunday morning.
The 29-year-old female is thought to be the oldest breeding raptor in the world. An update on the centre’s osprey blog welcomed the “wonderful news” of the latest egg. It read: “At around 00:30 our nightwatch staff noticed classic egg-laying behaviour, and at 00:47 the female stood up to reveal her new egg.
“It is just as well the birds have built such a deep, snug cup in the centre of the nest as it was so windy last night, the whole nest was rocking.
“The staff and volunteers here are over the moon, and we are so relieved that our beloved female is still breeding at her advanced age.”
Drove from DC to Raliegh, NC to experience NCAA tournament for the first time. Boss had floor seats. PNC Arena is a nice little venue. I witnessed two blowouts today. Mercer got crushed by Tennessee, and Memphis got shellaced by Virginia.