Oracle’s cloud biz heading in the wrong direction right now

Oracle announced its quarterly earnings last night, detailing that its cloud business grew 32 percent to $1.6 billion in the quarter. That might sound good at first blush, but it’s part of three straight quarters of reduced growth — a fact tha

Formula 1

Hamilton wants to "hurt" rivals at their best

Hamilton clinched his fourth title last season after seeing off Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari as Mercedes was regularly challenged for the first time in F1's V6 turbo-hybrid engine era.Mercedes has talked up Ferrari and Red Bull ahead of the 2018 campaign


Fig trouble – the problem with parliament's £20,000-a-year fruit trees

Officials have forked out an extra £10,000 to support wonky fig trees in Portcullis House. Here are some lower-maintenance specimens they could cultivate in their placeParliament’s figs trees are flopping about, it seems, and it is costing the governme


Burnout Paradise Remastered straight in at number one in UK sales charts

EA’s arcade racer remaster has proven an instant hit in the latest UK top 40, as Kirby Star Allies also does well.


Zarco: Front tyre problem wrecked my Qatar victory bid

Having stormed to pole by two tenths on Saturday, Zarco kept the lead for the first 17 laps of the 22-lap event, rebuffing attacks by Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso.But he was finally overtaken by both Marquez and Dovizioso on the main


How Southwest Airlines Keeps The Romance Alive With Its Customers

In 1967, Herb Kelleher had the idea to start an airline. In 1971, Southwest Airlines officially took off (pun intended) with just three planes. By 1973, the airline turned a profit, and for 45 years straight the airline has remained profitable. This year,

United Kingdom

'Historic' Suffolk dialect celebrated by author

Suffolk phrases include "on the huh" (not quite straight) and "on the drag" (running late).


Maple Leafs blank Canadiens for 12th straight home win

Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens       


'Black Panther' To Top Box Office For The Fifth-Straight Weekend

'Black Panther' will be the first movie since 'Avatar' to top the weekend box office for five straight frames.

Life & Style

'Batman' who ate Chipotle for 500 days straight says he's ready for something new

An Ohio man who ate Chipotle every day for the past 500 days says he is finally ready to eat something new.


Viewers shocked as Sansend becomes third horse to die at Cheltenham Festival when leg shatters on live TV

The five-year-old was bidding for victory on the home straight when his leg snapped after a stumble, throwing jockey Katie Walsh


Kim Kardashian Is So Over Your Kanye West 'Get Out' References

Kim Kardashianhas clearly had enough of memes comparing her marriage to the film‘Get Out’.In a new video feature forElleentitled ‘Kim Kardashian rewrites the internet’, Kim was seen looking at headlines about her private life from


Heart of Darkness: Return to the My Lai massacre

A Vietnam War vet returns for the first time to meet survivors of the My Lai massacre and set the record straight.


Woman in China develops blood-clots after staring at phone for 20 hours straight

A Chinese woman developed life-threatening blood clots on her brain after staring at her phone for 20 hours straight, reports say.


No-one is 100% straight and all of us get aroused by both men and women, study claims

Researchers from Cornell University claim that no-one is 100 per cent straight and that sexuality should be regarded as a spectrum


Kendall Jenner claims she ’doesn’t have a gay bone in her body’ as she denies she’s a lesbian

Kendall Jenner has spoken out about her sexuality [Wenn] Kendall Jenner claims she doesn’t have a "gay bone in my body" following speculation about her sexuality.  Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner’s older sister has previously faced rumours


The U.K. Thinks Russia Is Behind the Spy Poisoning. President Trump Isn’t So Sure

"As soon as we get the facts straight, if we agree with them, we will condemn Russia or whoever it may be"


U.S. retail sales falter; inflation creeping higher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell for a third straight month in February as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items, prompting analysts to downgrade their first-quarter economic growth forecasts.


U.S. Retail Sales Fall for Third Straight Month

Americans cut spending at retailers for the third consecutive month despite receiving bigger paychecks, a sign the economy lost a bit of momentum early this year.


Retail sales decline for third straight month in February

Households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items, pointing to a slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter.

Showbiz & TV

What is the Queer Eye For The Straight Guy reboot on Netflix about and who is in the cast?

THE new Queer Eye reboot on Netflix has taken the world by storm – and fans just can’t get enough. But, what’s the new show about, and who’s in the cast? Let’s get the lowdown… What is the Queer Eye For The Straight Guy


Two more railcards just went digital - how you can now buy, renew and display your card straight from your phone

Forgetting your railcard can mean a hefty bill when the ticket inspector comes – or at least it used to


Get fresh Maine lobsters delivered to your door

Not everybody loves lobster. But if you do love lobster, you love it enough to do extreme things to find high quality, fresh fare. Like order it from Maine direct. Get Maine Lobster is a delivery service that sets you up to prepare a delicious feast sh


Odsonne Édouard seals Old Firm win for 10-man Celtic against Rangers

A breathless derby defined for so long by dreadful defending was to prove a tale of two strikers.Rangers, playing against 10 men, passed up a glorious opportunity to press home their advantage as Alfredo Morelos shot straight at Scott Bain when through on

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