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News: Airbnb rolls out plans for next decade of growth

Airbnb has revealed that it will add four new property types to its platform – Vacation Home, Unique Space, B&B and Boutique – in order to allow hosts better showcase their product. The rental company argues the move will give greater choice of accommodation options to guests and provide more transparency over the types of accommodation available. The new options will be in addition to the existing Shared Space, Private Room and Entire Home listings. From today, Airbnb is making tools available to hosts to categorise their listings to a…

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talkSPORT exclusive – Sam Warburton backs Englishman to be named next British and Irish Lions captain

Sam Warburton has told talkSPORT he is unlikely to contend for a place on the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa in 2021, and has backed an Englishman to take over his role as captain. The Wales flanker has captained two Lions tours – the 2013 2-1 victory in Australia and last year’s drawn series with New Zealand. While Warburton hasn’t totally ruled out the possibility of a third tour, the 29-year-old has admitted his ongoing struggles with injury mean he is unlikely to feature, saying rugby is becoming…

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Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

Flu season isn’t over yet, but the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that in less than two weeks they will be putting together a panel of experts to help select strains for next season’s flu vaccine. The influenza virus changes or mutates every year, which makes it very difficult to create a vaccine. It also takes several months to produce the influenza vaccine, which is why health officials are getting started even before this season ends. While the flu vaccine remains the best method to prevent illness…

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What next for Conor McGregor? Assessing the options for UFC star after Floyd Mayweather rematch talks end

The current interim Lightweight champion claims McGregor has been avoiding him for too long. After a third-round submission of Kevin Lee back in October, Ferguson called out the ‘Notorious’. A slick striker with a nasty Brazilian Jiu Jitsu background, the 34-year-old could cause the Irishman serious problems in the octagon. Monday, February 19, 2018 Conor McGregor appears to have confirmed a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Junior will not be taking place under the rules of MMA. In an Instagram post on Sunday night, the ‘Notorious’ had a cheeky dig at the…

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Karius v Alisson v Mignolet: Comparing the three goalkeepers who could be Liverpool's No.1 next season

The Reds have been linked with Roma shot-stopper Alisson yet again, but is he an improvement on what they already have? Sunday, February 18, 2018 After completing the signing of Virgil van Dijk for £75 million in January, many Liverpool fans hoped a goalkeeper would follow the defender to Anfield. However, Jurgen Klopp instead chose to continue his rotation policy between Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet. Since arriving from Sunderland in 2013, Mignolet has failed to consistently deliver performances befitting an elite Premier League goalkeeper. His erratic play between the…

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Stokes to join England in NZ, while next hearing is set for March

Ben Stokes will travel to New Zealand to join the England squad as part of their Twenty20 tri-series. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder was in court on Tuesday after being charged with affray. Stokes missed the recent Ashes series, which hosts Australia won 4-0. “He will arrive on Friday, 16 February ready to train with his England team-mates in Hamilton,” an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson said in a statement. “Any decision to include him in upcoming matches will be made by head coach Trevor Bayliss and the England management…

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Next Week, a Powerful, Three-Story Video Installation Will Transform the Hirshhorn

For three nights beginning Feb. 13, the exterior of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum will once again be transformed into art. The museum has announced a restaging of the outdoor projection by renowned Polish artist Kryzstof Wodiczko. Three stories tall and created for the Hirshhorn’s unique circular shape, the fittingly-titled work, “Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.,” comes back to the museum for the first time in 30 years.   The projection corresponds with the opening of the exhibit, “Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s,” which explores artists who “blurred the…

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