January 9, 2010

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I’ll be back… with the bill –
The governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, reveals deep spending cuts to contain the state’s $20bn (£12.5bn) budget deficit. Spending on health, welfare, transport and the environment is to be reduced.
Governor_Arnold_SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger

Forget eating an apple, wear eye-shadow –
A French study, published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, suggests the heavy eye make-up worn by ancient Egyptians such as Cleopatra may have had medical as well as aesthetic benefits.

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Rush Hour London from Chris Searson on Vimeo.

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January 10, 2010

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Rod the Mod becomes a pensioner –
Rocker Rod Stewart celebrates his 65th birthday after being in the music industry for over 40 years and selling over 100 million records worldwide.
Rod_StewartRodStewart

Get your skates on –
Parts of Amsterdam’s historic canal system freeze over for the first time in over a decade, with skaters taking to the ice.

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Fixed

“Fixed” 2010 from Jeffrey M. Thompson on Vimeo.

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January 26, 2010

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Haiti man alive after being buried for 14 days –
14 days after the devastating earthquake that has killed tens of thousands in Haiti, Rico Dibrivell, has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building the capital. U.S. troops rescued the 35-year-old from the ruins in Port-au-Prince.

Avatar mountain in China –
A Chinese mountain has been renamed in honour of the film Avatar, after it apparently inspired scenery in the movie. The Southern Sky Column in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, will now be known as the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain. Avatar has become the most popular film ever in China, making $80m (£50m) at the box office so far.
tianzishan_wulingyuan_zhangjiajie

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Avatar movie trailer

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January 17, 2015

Fake US tweets of start of World War 3 –
The New York Post and United Press International (UPI) have had their Twitter accounts hacked and fake tweets on economic and military news posted. On UPI’s Twitter feed the Pope was quoted as saying that “World War III has begun” and the NY Post had a tweet that hostilities had broken out between the United States and China. The attacks follow the ones on US Central Command on 12th January 2015.

Stephen Fry gets married –
Comedian, actor and QI presenter Stephen Fry (57) marries his 27-year-old partner Elliot Spencer and announced it in a tweet:
copyright @StephenFry twitter account
His “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” comedy partner and star of House M.D. Hugh Laurie responded with his own tweet:
copyright @HughLaurie Twitter account
Plans for the wedding at Dereham Registration Office in Norfolk were revealed on January 6th 2015

New running on water record –
Shi Liliang, a monk from Quanzhou, southeast China’s Fujian province, has broken his own record for running on plywood sheets floating on water. He managed a distance of 120 meters in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan province breaking his previous best of 118 meters that he had kept.

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A Guide to Cracks & Curbs: London from Stay Wild on Vimeo.
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January 23, 2015

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King Abdulla dies –
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died today and his brother Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud became king. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir in a move designed to reduce fears of a succession crisis.
This image is a work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks with Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, to a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 23, 2013 The new King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman

Tennis player asked to do the twirl –
Tennis Australia commentator Ian Cohen has asked Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard “to give it a twirl” to show off her outfit after her second-round win over Kiki Bertens in the Australian Open causing upset. Bouchard who lost in the final at Wimbledon in 2014 said “… I’m fine with being asked to twirl if they ask the guys to flex their muscles and stuff.”
2014 Australian Open - Eugenie Bouchard 3

It’s teleporting Jim, but not as we know it –
Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany have invented a real-life teleporter system that can scan in an object and “beam it” to another location. Not quite the level of sophistication seen in Star Trek, the system uses destructive scanning, digital transmission and 3D printing.
Leonard Nimoy William Shatner Star Trek 1968

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January 24, 2015

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Islamic State terrorists execute Japanese hostage –
Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe has called the footage of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto apparently holding a photograph showing the body of fellow captive Haruna Yukawa “outrageous and unacceptable”. On January 20th 2015 Islamic State said it would kill the two men unless Japan paid a ransom of $200m (£130m) within 72 hours.
Shinzō Abe April 2014Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe

Where are the richest 1% in the world? –
According to Credit Suisse anyone who has assets worth over $798,000 (£530,000) is one of 1% of the richest people in the world. 18 million of the top 47 million richest people are in the US, 3.5m in France, 2.9m in the UK and 2.8m in Germany. Ten percent of Swiss residents, a total of 800,000, are in the top 1%.

50 years since the death of Winston Churchill –
Sir Winston Churchill, prime minister of England through World War II died 50 years ago today. He was Conservative prime minister from 10 May 1940 – 26 July 1945 and again in 26 October 1951 – 6 April 1955.
Churchill V sign HU 55521Winston Churchill

FA Cup upsets return –
In England and Wales the fourth round of the FA Cup sees some of the most surprising results for many years. Premier League leaders Chelsea are beaten on their own ground 4-2 by Bradford City after leading the League One team 2-0. Manchester City who are second in the Premier League also lose at home to Championship side Middlesborough. This followed Cambridge United holding on for a 0-0 draw against Manchester United yesterday.
José Mourinho'14 Jose Mourinho

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February 7, 2015

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Miss Universe asked to negotiate with rebels –
Newly crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega is invited by the Colombian rebel group Farc militia to help their peace negotiations with the government in a statement on their website. During interviews prior to winning the title on January 25th 2015, Ms Vega, who is also Miss Columbia, had said she wanted to see peace in Colombia. So far she has not responded to the offer.
Paulina_Vega_Miss_Universe_2014Paulina Vega

NBC Nightly News anchor embarrassment –
Brian Williams, “the most-watched” news presenter in the US temporarily steps down from his NBC Nightly News anchor role after he admitted his story about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq was false. He revealed that he was actually in an aircraft following the one shot down after veterans who were in the helicopter recalled he wasn’t on the flight. Williams blamed a “fog of memory” for the lapse.
Brian_Williams_2011_ShankboneBrian Williams

Price gets it right –
Katie Price formerly known as the model Jordan wins UK TV Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother despite only being in the “house” for 10 days when other contestants had been in for a month. She beat ex-Apprentice candidate Katie Hopkins into second place; Calum Best came third.
Katie PriceKatie Price

Classic Ferrari sells for $16 million –
A classic California Spyder Ferrari found in a French farmhouse under a load of magazines is sold at a Paris auction for €14.2m (£10.5m; $16.2m). Only 37 of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB were made and this dark blue one had been owned by French actor Alain Delon but was hidden for over 50 years. In May 2008 British DJ Chris Evans paid a reported £5.6 million for a 1961 250GT short-wheelbase California Spyder that once belonged to Hollywood actor James Coburn.
1961-ferrari-rcA 1961 250 GT California Spyder
256px-Alain_Delon_Cannes_2013Alain Delon in 2013

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Miss Columbia Paulina Vega’s Miss Universe interview

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February 16, 2015

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Lance Armstrong made to pay –
Lance Armstrong is forced to refund $10 million (£6.5m) to SCA Promotions a Dallas-based company that paid him around $12 million in bonuses during his career which included 7 Tour de France titles that were consequently revoked. When Armstrong’s drug doping cheating was exposed, SCA sued to get its money back and an arbitration panel has found in the company’s favour.
Lance_Armstrong

Snowman building world record set –
A new world record has been set in the city of Iiyama, north-west of Tokyo, Japan for the most snowmen built in one hour. Over 600 people helped to break the old record by making 1,585 snowmen to beat the previous record of 1,279 snowmen, set by more than 350 participants in the United States in 2011. The competition was part of the Iiyama Snow Festival and the Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort is near to city.
Nozawa-Ski-resortNozawa Onsen Snow Resort

Amazon drones off –
The Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) sets draft rules for the use of drones in US airspace which state that pilots must remain within eyesight of their unmanned crafts. This would not allow Amazon to launch its Amazon Air delivery service which the firm said last year it had the technology in place to launch as soon as regulations were in place.

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The Snowman

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February 17, 2015

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Haitian carnival accident kills 16 –
At least 16 people are killed when a power-line connected with a carnival float in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince. Some died through electrocution, others in the panic that ensued. Around 78 others were injured.

Where there’s make-up, there’s brass –
YouTube beauty blogger Zoe Sugg, known as Zoella, buys a five-bedroom £1 million home in Hove, East Sussex, England, with her boyfriend Alfie Deyes. Zoella has seven million subscribers on her beauty blogs and charges advertisers £20,000 a month to place ads on her vlogs. She also features in the celebrity edition of The Great British Bake Off.
Zoe_SuggZoe Sugg A.K.A. Zoella

Sony start taking orders for SmartEyeglass –
Sony announce that their “augmented reality” smart glasses will go on sale in ten countries in March 2015 and pre-orders for the SmartEyeglass, costing $840 (£620), are now being taken in the UK and Germany. The glasses work with recent Android operating systems but also come with a software kit so developers can design apps for it. It includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, brightness sensor and two microphones.
Sony SmartEyeglassSony SmartEyeglass

Apple Watch not that exclusive –
Apple orders between 5 and 6 million Apple Watches to be produced in time for their release in April 2015. The Apple Watch is the first unique product Apple has launched since the iPad in 2010. There are 3 versions – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

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The Apple Watch trailer

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February 23, 2015

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These things only happen in movies… or maybe in movie theatres –
A projectionist at MetroLux 14 theater in Loveland, Colorado mixed up the films at an 11:45am screening of the latest SpongeBob Squarepants and instead put on Fifty Shades of Grey. Instead of seeing SpongeBob and his pals try to save a secret hamburger recipe, they had the opening scenes of the erotic R-rated film. After the mix-up was noticed, the screen went blank and kids’ movie trailers started showing until the right film was found.

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¡MONSTRO! from Chris Romano on Vimeo.
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May 14, 2015

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Supergirl’s trailer reaction split between joy and ‘walking nightmare’ –
Saints be praised: a six-minute trailer for the new CBS TV series Supergirl is here, and it is extremely good.
Gone are the memories of the cult (and largely dreadful) 1984 film version starring a rather wet Helen Slater alongside Faye Dunaway chewing every piece of scenery in sight: the new Supergirl is kooky, charming and funny. Inevitably, Twitter was divided. A DC superhero show that was fun, frothy and where nobody looked anxious? What is this! Kara Jor-El fled the planet Krypton as a girl, and, like her cousin Superman, has grown up into a sweet, geeky character (played by Glee’s Melissa Benoist) who believes that wearing a pair of black plastic glassics is a cunning disguise. [Daily Telegraph] See Video of The Day
Calista-FlockhartCalista Flockhart who plays Supergirl’s boss

Swiss freediver breaks world record for holding breath underwater –

Peter Colat, a Swiss freediver, has held his breath underwater for 19 minutes and 21 seconds, smashing the world record. Colat, 38, performed the feat in a water tank in St Gallen, Switzerland. The previous Guinness World Record for oxygen-assisted static apnea was 19 seconds shorter and was set by an Italian, Nicola Putignano, last May. Colat, an experienced diver from Zurich, said the first 12 minutes was no problem. He said: “I felt the first need to breathe very late, but because of this it was even stronger.” Under the Guinness rules he was allowed to inhale pure oxygen 10 minutes prior to his attempt. See List of the day

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List of the day –

Oxygen-assisted static apnea previous records

Duration Name Date Location
11:54 Branko Petrović 7 October 2014 Dubai, UAE
11:35 [2] Stéphane Mifsud 8 June 2009 La Crau, France
10:12 Tom Sietas 7 June 2008 Athens, Greece
10:04 Stéphane Mifsud 12 July 2007 Hyères, France
9:15 Tom Sietas 12 May 2008 Mainz, Germany
9:08 Tom Sietas 1 May 2007 Hamburg, Germany
9:04 Herbert Nitsch 13 December 2006 Hurghada, Egypt
9:00 Tom Sietas 29 August 2006 Tokyo, Japan
8:58 Tom Sietas 12 December 2004 Eindhoven, Netherlands
8:47 Tom Sietas 11 June 2004 Hamburg, Germany
8:06 Martin Štěpánek 3 July 2001 Miami, USA[1]

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May 23, 2015

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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest –
Unabashed commercial dance music triumphed over kitsch and politics, as Sweden swept to its sixth victory in Eurovision, making it the most successful country in Eurovision history behind Ireland. Måns Zelmerlöw, a leather trousered hunk, with his pop anthem Heroes, beat off stiff competition from Russian (bolstered by some neighbourly votes from Eastern European nations) and Italy. Sweden won 365 points, while Russia, in second, got 303. [Daily Telegraph] Unfortunately after Eurovision went off air it was revealed that two countries had been disqualified. Montengro and Macedonia’s voting results have been disqualified after it was discovered the two countries used votes from the televoting to account for 100% of the country’s votes, rather than 50% with 50% coming from a jury, as is required. [Daily Mirror] See Video of the Day and List of the Day
Måns_Zelmerlöw Måns_Zelmerlöw from Sweden

Ireland becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote –
Ireland has voted by a huge majority to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the first country in the world to do so by popular vote in a move hailed as a social revolution and welcomed around the world. Some 62% of the Irish Republic’s electorate voted in favour of gay marriage. The result means that a republic once dominated by the Catholic church ignored the instructions of its cardinals and bishops. The huge Yes vote marks another milestone in Ireland’s journey towards a more liberal, secular society. Out of an electorate of more than 3 million, 1,201,607 backed gay marriage, while 734,300 voters said No. The result prompted a massive street party around the gay district of central Dublin close to the national count centre. [The Guardian]

Spanish La Liga ends with Barcelona on top but Cristiano Ronaldo with 61 goals –
Cristiano Ronaldo finished with a season’s best goals tally of 61 as his first-half hat-trick helped Real Madrid end their season by hammering Getafe 7-1. The Portuguese forward’s haul is one more than the 60 he scored in 2011-12. Barcelona had already won the title and said adios to their captain Xavi Hernández who has won eight La Liga titles with the side after joing the club aged 11 in 1991. See List of the Day 2
XaviXavi Hernández

Banned number plates revealed: VA61ANA banned but PEN15 allowed –
The DVLA has revealed its entire catalogue of forbidden car number plates – including some amusing selections as well as surprising omissions. It seems motorists can drive a PEN15, but not a VA61ANA, and while BL03 JOB is forbidden ORG45M is fine. The list of personalised plates the DVLA believes to be in poor taste runs to 46 pages and includes religious or homophobic words. [Daily Telegraph]
Banned number platesBanned number plates – how they might look

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Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (Sweden) – LIVE at Eurovision 2015 Grand Final

List of the day 1 –

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 results

  1. Sweden – 365 points
  2. Russia – 303 points
  3. Italy – 292 points
  4. Belgium – 217 points
  5. Australia – 196 points
  6. Latvia – 186 points
  7. Estonia – 106 points
  8. Norway – 102 points
  9. Israel – 97 points
  10. Serbia – 53 points
  11. Georgia – 51 points
  12. Azerbaijan – 49 points
  13. Montenegro – 44 points
  14. Slovenia – 39 points
  15. Romania – 35 points
  16. Armenia – 34 points
  17. Albania – 34 points
  18. Lithuania – 30 points
  19. Greece – 23 points
  20. Hungary – 19 points
  21. Spain – 15 points
  22. Cyprus – 11 points
  23. Poland – 10 points
  24. United Kingdom – 5 points
  25. France – 4 points
  26. Germany – 0 points
  27. Austria – 0 points

 

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2014-2015 Spanish La Liga final table

#
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1
Barcelona
38
30
4
4
110
21
89
94
2
Real Madrid
38
30
2
6
118
38
80
92
3
Atlético Madrid
38
23
9
6
67
29
38
78
4
Valencia
38
22
11
5
70
32
38
77
5
Sevilla
38
23
7
8
71
45
26
76
6
Villarreal
38
16
12
10
48
37
11
60
7
Athletic
38
15
10
13
42
41
1
55
8
Celta Vigo
38
13
12
13
47
44
3
51
9
Málaga
38
14
8
16
42
48
-6
50
10
Espanyol
38
13
10
15
47
51
-4
49
11
Rayo
38
15
4
19
46
68
-22
49
12
Real Sociedad
38
11
13
14
44
51
-7
46
13
Elche
38
11
8
19
35
62
-27
41
14
Levante
38
9
10
19
34
67
-33
37
15
Getafe CF
38
10
7
21
33
64
-31
37
16
Deportivo
38
7
14
17
35
60
-25
35
17
Granada
38
7
14
17
29
64
-35
35
18
Eibar
38
9
8
21
34
55
-21
35
19
Almería
38
8
8
22
35
64
-29
32
20
Córdoba
38
3
11
24
22
68
-46
20

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June 19, 2015

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National Kissing Day –
It’s got it’s own website (kissingday.co.uk) and has been going for 10 years. Every year it storms up the Twitter and Instagram feeds. David Beckham and Holly Willoughby are woted the most kissable men and women in the UK.
Holly_WilloughbyHolly Willoughby

Heinz ketchup customers directed to porn website –
Heinz has apologised after a QR code on a tomato ketchup bottle directed customers to a pornography website. The error was caused because the QR code had hosted a competition that ended and expired, allowing an adult entertainment firm to buy it. The fault was spotted by Daniel Korell, from Germany, who flagged up the error to Heinz. “I happened to scan it during lunch and I was a bit surprised where I got redirected to,” Mr Korell told the BBC. “I found it rather funny and thought it was worth [sharing] on Heinz’s Facebook page.” “We really regret the incident,” a Heinz representative said on Facebook. [Daily Telegraph]

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Kung Fu Panda 3 | Official Trailer #1

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July 4, 2015

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Matt Stonie beats Joey Chestnut in Fourth of July hot dog eating contest –
America’s Independence Day celebrations were overshadowed on Saturday by the shock defeat of the country’s champion hot dog eating star. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, 32, began strongly at the annual Nathan’s Famous contest in Coney Island, New York, before being overhauled and beaten by Matt “Megatoad” Stonie, who polished off 62 frankfurters and buns in 10 minutes (to add to a bacon eating record he claimed earlier this year). Mr Chestnut, unbeaten for eight years, fell two short. He managed a smile as he conceded defeat in front of thousands of fans. [Daily Telegraph] See List of the Day
Joey-ChesnutJoey Chesnut

Chile beat Argentina on Penalties to win Copa America –
Chile secured the first major trophy in their history on home soil courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Argentina in the Copa America final.
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez slotted in the winning spot-kick after Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain fired over and Ever Banega was denied by Claudio Bravo.
Higuain had earlier missed from close range after 90 minutes of few chances. Sanchez came closest in extra time for Chile, who scored all four of their penalties in the shootout. [BBC]
Alexis_Sanchez Alexis Sanchez (playing for Arsenal)

England finish third in the Women’s World Cup beating Germany 1-0 –
Fara Williams’s extra-time penalty ensured England beat Germany for the first time in 31 years to finish third at the Women’s World Cup. The performance was the second best by an England team following the 1966 win by the men’s side and eclipsed the 1990 men’s team, who finished fourth in Italy. The Lionesses had not beaten two-time World Cup winners Germany in 20 attempts but they more than matched their opponents and won the spot-kick in the second period of extra-time after substitute Lianne Sanderson was brought down by Tabea Kemme. Williams, who is England’s record cap holder and was homeless at one point in her England career, beat retiring German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer for her third penalty of the tournament. [BBC]

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Car Chase by Vania Heymann

 

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Joey Chesnut World Eating Records (as of July 4, 2015)

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July 5, 2015

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Greece votes ‘No’ and gambles its future –
Greek voters have delivered a defiant response to Europe. Political leaders and heads of government had lined up to warn the Greeks that a “No” vote would be a vote to leave the euro. It did not deter them. Indeed many voters seemed to revel in their resistance. The European Project is now facing its gravest crisis. [BBC]

USA beat Japan 5-2 in Women’s FIFA World Cup Final –
Carli Lloyd scored an incredible 13-minute hat-trick as the United States thrashed Japan to win their third Women’s World Cup title. In a repeat of the 2011 final, which Japan won on penalties, the Nadeshiko could not live with their stronger and quicker opponents, who went 4-0 up when Lloyd scored an astonishing third from the halfway line. The pulsating finale to an entertaining tournament was the highest-scoring final in the tournament’s history, and matched the highest scoring men’s final, when Brazil defeated Sweden by the same scoreline in 1958. [BBC] See Video of the Day
Carli-Llyoyd Carli Lloyd

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List of the Day –

FIFA Women’s World Cup results [from Wikipedia]

Year Host Champions Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place Teams
1991   China
United States
2–1
Norway

Sweden
4–0
Germany
12
1995   Sweden
Norway
2–0
Germany

United States
2–0
China PR
12
1999   United States
United States
0–0 a.e.t.
(5–4 pen)

China PR

Brazil
0–0 [A]
(5–4 pen)

Norway
16
2003   United States
Germany
2–1 asdet
Sweden

United States
3–1
Canada
16
2007   China
Germany
2–0
Brazil

United States
4–1
Norway
16
2011   Germany
Japan
2–2 a.e.t.
(3–1 pen)

United States

Sweden
2–1
France
16
2015   Canada
United States
5–2
Japan

England
1–0 a.e.t.
Germany
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July 26, 2015

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Lord Sewel faces call to quit Parliament over drugs claim –
Senior peer Lord Sewel has been urged to resign from the House of Lords after he was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. He could also face a police inquiry over the Sun on Sunday’s footage.The original footage released appeared to show Lord Sewel snorting powder from a woman’s breasts with a £5 note. Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza condemned his behaviour, saying it was “shocking and unacceptable” and the allegations would be referred to the House of Lords commissioner for standards and the Metropolitan Police. [BBC]

Tour de France: Chris Froome completes historic British win –
Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice when he safely reached the finish line in Paris at the end of the three-week race. The 2013 champion finished alongside his team-mates on the final stage, behind a sprint won by Andre Greipel. Mark Cavendish, seeking a fifth win on the Champs-Elysees, finished sixth after the 109.5km race from Sevres. The win for Froome means a Briton, and Team Sky, have now won three of the last four of cycling’s showpiece races. Froome, 30, beat Colombia’s Nairo Quintana to the yellow jersey by 72 seconds with Spain’s Alejandro Valverde third. [BBC] See List of the Day
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Bobbi Kristina Brown dies after coma –
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said. Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was “finally at peace in the arms of God”. [BBC] She fell into a coma after she was found in a bathtub on January 31, 2015.
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Tour de France general classification winners
Year Country Cyclist Sponsor/Team Distance Time/Points Margin Stage wins Yellow jerseys
1903  France Maurice Garin La Française 2,428 km (1,509 mi) 94h 33′ 14″ + 2h 59′ 21″ 3 6
1904  France Henri Cornet Conte 2,428 km (1,509 mi) 96h 05′ 55″ + 2h 16′ 14″ 1 3
1905  France Louis Trousselier Peugeot–Wolber 2,994 km (1,860 mi) 35 26 5 10
1906  France René Pottier Peugeot 4,637 km (2,881 mi) 31 8 5 12
1907  France Lucien Petit-Breton Peugeot 4,488 km (2,789 mi) 47 19 2 5
1908  France Lucien Petit-Breton Peugeot 4,497 km (2,794 mi) 36 32 5 13
1909  Luxembourg François Faber Alcyon 4,498 km (2,795 mi) 37 20 6 13
1910  France Octave Lapize Alcyon 4,734 km (2,942 mi) 63 4 4 3
1911  France Gustave Garrigou Alcyon 5,343 km (3,320 mi) 43 18 2 13
1912  Belgium Odile Defraye Alcyon 5,289 km (3,286 mi) 49 59 3 13
1913  Belgium Philippe Thys Peugeot 5,287 km (3,285 mi) 197h 54′ 00″ + 8′ 37″ 1 8
1914  Belgium Philippe Thys Peugeot 5,380 km (3,340 mi) 200h 28′ 48″ + 1′ 50″ 1 15
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1919  Belgium Firmin Lambot La Sportive 5,560 km (3,450 mi) 231h 07′ 15″ + 1h 42′ 54″ 1 2
1920  Belgium Philippe Thys La Sportive 5,503 km (3,419 mi) 228h 36′ 13″ + 57′ 21″ 4 14
1921  Belgium Léon Scieur La Sportive 5,485 km (3,408 mi) 221h 50′ 26″ + 18′ 36″ 2 14
1922  Belgium Firmin Lambot Peugeot 5,375 km (3,340 mi) 222h 08′ 06″ + 41′ 15″ 0 3
1923  France Henri Pélissier Automoto 5,386 km (3,347 mi) 222h 15′ 30″ + 30 ’41” 3 6
1924  Italy Ottavio Bottecchia Automoto 5,425 km (3,371 mi) 226h 18′ 21″ + 35′ 36″ 4 15
1925  Italy Ottavio Bottecchia Automoto 5,440 km (3,380 mi) 219h 10′ 18″ + 54′ 20″ 4 13
1926  Belgium Lucien Buysse Automoto 5,745 km (3,570 mi) 238h 44′ 25″ + 1h 22′ 25″ 2 8
1927  Luxembourg Nicolas Frantz Alcyon 5,398 km (3,354 mi) 198h 16′ 42″ + 1h 48′ 41″ 3 14
1928  Luxembourg Nicolas Frantz Alcyon 5,476 km (3,403 mi) 192h 48′ 58″ + 50′ 07″ 5 22
1929  Belgium Maurice De Waele Alcyon 5,286 km (3,285 mi) 186h 39′ 15″ +44′ 23″ 1 16
1930  France André Leducq Alcyon 4,822 km (2,996 mi) 172h 12′ 16″ + 14′ 13″ 2 13
1931  France Antonin Magne France 5,091 km (3,163 mi) 177h 10′ 03″ + 12′ 56″ 1 16
1932  France André Leducq France 4,479 km (2,783 mi) 154h 11′ 49″ + 24′ 03″ 6 19
1933  France Georges Speicher France 4,395 km (2,731 mi) 147h 51′ 37″ + 4′ 01″ 3 12
1934  France Antonin Magne France 4,470 km (2,780 mi) 147h 13′ 58″ + 27′ 31″ 3 22
1935  Belgium Romain Maes Belgium 4,338 km (2,696 mi) 141h 23′ 00″ + 17′ 52″ 3 21
1936  Belgium Sylvère Maes Belgium 4,442 km (2,760 mi) 142h 47′ 32″ + 26′ 55″ 4 14
1937  France Roger Lapébie France 4,415 km (2,743 mi) 138h 58′ 31″ + 7′ 17″ 3 4
1938  Italy Gino Bartali* Italy 4,694 km (2,917 mi) 148h 29′ 12″ + 18′ 27″ 2 8
1939  Belgium Sylvère Maes* Belgium 4,224 km (2,625 mi) 132h 03′ 17″ + 30′ 38″ 2 4
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1947  France Jean Robic France 4,642 km (2,884 mi) 148h 11′ 25″ + 3′ 58″ 3 1
1948  Italy Gino Bartali* Italy 4,922 km (3,058 mi) 147h 10′ 36″ + 26′ 16″ 7 9
1949  Italy Fausto Coppi* Italy 4,808 km (2,988 mi) 149h 40′ 49″ + 10′ 55″ 3 5
1950   Switzerland Ferdinand Kübler Switzerland 4,773 km (2,966 mi) 145h 36′ 56″ + 9′ 30″ 3 11
1951   Switzerland Hugo Koblet Switzerland 4,690 km (2,910 mi) 142h 20′ 14″ + 22′ 00″ 5 11
1952  Italy Fausto Coppi* Italy 4,898 km (3,043 mi) 151h 57′ 20″ + 28′ 17″ 5 14
1953  France Louison Bobet France 4,476 km (2,781 mi) 129h 23′ 25″ + 14′ 18″ 2 5
1954  France Louison Bobet France 4,656 km (2,893 mi) 140h 06′ 05″ + 15′ 49″ 3 14
1955  France Louison Bobet France 4,495 km (2,793 mi) 130h 29′ 26″ + 4′ 53″ 2 6
1956  France Roger Walkowiak France 4,498 km (2,795 mi) 124h 01′ 16″ + 1′ 25″ 0 8
1957  France Jacques Anquetil France 4,669 km (2,901 mi) 135h 44′ 42″ + 14′ 56″ 4 15
1958  Luxembourg Charly Gaul Luxembourg 4,319 km (2,684 mi) 116h 59′ 05″ + 3′ 10″ 4 2
1959  Spain Federico Bahamontes* Spain 4,358 km (2,708 mi) 123h 46′ 45″ + 4′ 01″ 1 6
1960  Italy Gastone Nencini Italy 4,173 km (2,593 mi) 112h 08′ 42″ + 5′ 02″ 0 14
1961  France Jacques Anquetil France 4,397 km (2,732 mi) 122h 01′ 33″ + 12′ 14″ 2 21
1962  France Jacques Anquetil Saint–Raphaël 4,274 km (2,656 mi) 114h 31′ 54″ + 4′ 59″ 2 3
1963  France Jacques Anquetil Saint–Raphaël 4,138 km (2,571 mi) 113h 30′ 05″ + 3′ 35″ 4 5
1964  France Jacques Anquetil Saint–Raphaël 4,504 km (2,799 mi) 127h 09′ 44″ + 55″ 4 6
1965  Italy Felice Gimondi Salvarani 4,188 km (2,602 mi) 116h 42′ 06″ + 2′ 40″ 3 18
1966  France Lucien Aimar Ford–Gitane 4,329 km (2,690 mi) 117h 34′ 21″ + 1′ 07″ 0 6
1967  France Roger Pingeon Peugeot–BP–Michelin 4,779 km (2,970 mi) 136h 53′ 50″ + 3′ 40″ 1 17
1968  Netherlands Jan Janssen Pelforth-Sauvage–Lejeune 4,492 km (2,791 mi) 133h 49′ 42″ + 38″ 2 1
1969  Belgium Eddy Merckxdouble-dagger Faema 4,117 km (2,558 mi) 116h 16′ 02″ + 17′ 54″ 6 18
1970  Belgium Eddy Merckx* Faemino 4,254 km (2,643 mi) 119h 31′ 49″ + 12′ 41″ 8 20
1971  Belgium Eddy Merckxdagger Molteni 3,608 km (2,242 mi) 96h 45′ 14″ + 9′ 51″ 4 17
1972  Belgium Eddy Merckxdagger Molteni 3,846 km (2,390 mi) 108h 17′ 18″ + 10′ 41″ 6 15
1973  Spain Luis Ocaña Bic 4,090 km (2,540 mi) 122h 25′ 34″ + 15′ 51″ 6 14
1974  Belgium Eddy Merckx Molteni 4,098 km (2,546 mi) 116h 16′ 58″ + 8′ 04″ 8 18
1975  France Bernard Thévenet Peugeot 4,000 km (2,500 mi) 114h 35′ 31″ + 2′ 47″ 2 8
1976  Belgium Lucien Van Impe Gitane–Campagnolo 4,017 km (2,496 mi) 116h 22′ 23″ + 4′ 14″ 1 12
1977  France Bernard Thévenet Peugeot 4,096 km (2,545 mi) 115h 38′ 30″ + 48″ 1 8
1978  France Bernard Hinault Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,908 km (2,428 mi) 108h 18′ 00″ + 3′ 56″ 3 3
1979  France Bernard Hinaultdagger Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,765 km (2,339 mi) 103h 06′ 50″ + 13′ 07″ 7 17
1980  Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk TI–Raleigh 3,842 km (2,387 mi) 109h 19′ 14″ + 6′ 55″ 2 10
1981  France Bernard Hinault Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,753 km (2,332 mi) 96h 19′ 38″ + 14′ 34″ 5 18
1982  France Bernard Hinault Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,507 km (2,179 mi) 92h 08′ 46″ + 6′ 21″ 4 12
1983  France Laurent Fignon# Renault–Elf–Gitane 3,809 km (2,367 mi) 105h 07′ 52″ + 4′ 04″ 1 6
1984  France Laurent Fignon Renault–Elf–Gitane 4,021 km (2,499 mi) 112h 03′ 40″ + 10′ 32″ 5 7
1985  France Bernard Hinault La Vie Claire 4,109 km (2,553 mi) 113h 24′ 23″ + 1′ 42″ 2 16
1986  United States Greg LeMond La Vie Claire 4,094 km (2,544 mi) 110h 35′ 19″ + 3′ 10″ 1 7
1987  Ireland Stephen Roche Carrera Jeans-Vagabond 4,231 km (2,629 mi) 115h 27′ 42″ + 40″ 1 3
1988  Spain Pedro Delgado Reynolds 3,286 km (2,042 mi) 84h 27′ 53″ + 7′ 13″ 1 11
1989  United States Greg LeMond ADR Agrigel 3,285 km (2,041 mi) 87h 38′ 35″ + 8″ 3 8
1990  United States Greg LeMond Z Vêtements 3,504 km (2,177 mi) 90h 43′ 20″ + 2′ 16″ 0 2
1991  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,914 km (2,432 mi) 101h 01′ 20″ + 3′ 36″ 2 10
1992  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,983 km (2,475 mi) 100h 49′ 30″ + 4′ 35″ 3 10
1993  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,714 km (2,308 mi) 95h 57′ 09″ + 4′ 59″ 2 14
1994  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,978 km (2,472 mi) 103h 38′ 38″ + 5′ 39″ 1 13
1995  Spain Miguel Indurain Banesto 3,635 km (2,259 mi) 92h 44′ 59″ + 4′ 35″ 2 13
1996  Denmark Bjarne Riis[A] Team Telekom 3,765 km (2,339 mi) 95h 57′ 16″ + 1′ 41″ 2 13
1997  Germany Jan Ullrich# Team Telekom 3,950 km (2,450 mi) 100h 30′ 35″ + 9′ 09″ 2 12
1998  Italy Marco Pantani Mercatone Uno-Bianchi 3,875 km (2,408 mi) 92h 49′ 46″ + 3′ 21″ 2 7
1999[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,687 km (2,291 mi) 91h 32′ 16″ + 7′ 37″ 4 15
2000[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,662 km (2,275 mi) 92h 33′ 08″ + 6′ 02″ 1 12
2001[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,458 km (2,149 mi) 86h 17′ 28″ + 6′ 44″ 4 8
2002[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,272 km (2,033 mi) 82h 05′ 12″ + 7′ 17″ 4 11
2003[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,427 km (2,129 mi) 83h 41′ 12″ + 1′ 01″ 1 13
2004[B]  United States Lance Armstrong US Postal 3,391 km (2,107 mi) 83h 36′ 02″ + 6′ 19″ 5 7
2005[B]  United States Lance Armstrong Discovery Channel 3,593 km (2,233 mi) 86h 15′ 02″ + 4′ 40″ 1 17
2006  Spain Óscar Pereiro[C] Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears 3,657 km (2,272 mi) 89h 40′ 27″ + 32″ 0 8
2007  Spain Alberto Contador# Discovery Channel 3,570 km (2,220 mi) 91h 00′ 26″ + 23″ 1 4
2008  Spain Carlos Sastre Team CSC 3,559 km (2,211 mi) 87h 52′ 52″ + 58″ 1 5
2009  Spain Alberto Contador Astana 3,459 km (2,149 mi) 85h 48′ 35″ + 4′ 11″ 2 7
2010  Luxembourg Andy Schleck#[D] Team Saxo Bank 3,642 km (2,263 mi) 91h 59′ 27″ + 1′ 22″ 2 12
2011  Australia Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 3,430 km (2,130 mi) 86h 12′ 22″ + 1′ 34″ 1 2
2012  United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins Team Sky 3,496 km (2,172 mi) 87h 34′ 47″ + 3′ 21″ 2 14
2013  United Kingdom Chris Froome Team Sky 3,404 km (2,115 mi) 83h 56′ 20″ + 4′ 20″ 3 14
2014  Italy Vincenzo Nibali Astana 3,660.5 km (2,274.5 mi) 89h 59′ 06″ + 7′ 37″ 4 19
2015  United Kingdom Chris Froome* Team Sky 3,660.3 km (2,274.4 mi) 84h 46′ 14″ + 1′ 12″ 1 16

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Vladimir Putin says Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize –
Vladimir Putin has said that Sepp Blatter deserves to win the Nobel Prize and does not believe a word of the corruption allegations against the Fifa president. In an interview with Swiss broadcaster RTS, the Russian president gave his full support to the Fifa president just days after Mr Blatter had assured him that Russia had Fifa’s “complete trust” as hosts of the next World Cup finals in 2018. Mr Putin added that he believed that bribery scandal being investigated by US, Swiss and other law enforcement agencies was as a result of the failure of England and the US to win the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. [Daily Telegraph]
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Norwegian court orders bank to cover man’s £23k lap-dance and drinks bill –
A Norwegian court has ordered a bank to cover a £23,400 drink and lap-dance bill run up by one man during a night at a Polish strip club. The court made the decision after it concluded he had been drugged and could not be held responsible for his actions. Sparebank 1 will now have to make up for its client’s losses even though an investigation by Polish police into the incident at the club in the up-market seaside town of Sopot has been discontinued. The court rejected Sparebank’s argument that the man was responsible for how he spent his money, saying all the evidence suggested he was doped, and therefore a victim. [Daily Telegraph]

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Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title –
Usain Bolt produced perhaps his greatest performance of all as he put a troubled build-up behind him to beat two-time doper and clear favourite Justin Gatlin to retain his world 100m title. The controversial Gatlin came into the final on a 28-race unbeaten run and apparently relishing his role as the sport’s bad guy. But at the same Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing where Bolt announced himself to the world with two Olympic golds and two world records in 2008, the Jamaican superstar came past a faltering Gatlin at the death to snatch victory by one hundredth of a second. Bolt’s 9.79 seconds was more than two tenths off his world record, but this was a night for athletics to celebrate victories rather than times. [BBC] See List of the Day
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Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ in England: It’s a Strange World, After All –
WESTON-SUPER-MARE, England — Rain pelted down for much of Sunday afternoon on this drooping beachside resort town where “Dismaland,” the gloomy anti-Disneyland created by the artist Banksy, opened this weekend. “Dismaland,” a satirical take on a theme park, features grumpy guards, funereal theme park games and art by about 60 artists — including Banksy, Damien Hirst and Jenny Holzer. The exhibition had a “locals” day on Friday and opened to the public on Saturday; it runs through late September. The exhibition came largely as a surprise: Members of the British news media had spotted construction at the exhibition site — the abandoned grounds of a former family swimming pool — early last week, and had begun to speculate on what was taking place there. The exhibition includes new and old artwork by Banksy, including a pool with mobile boats full of figurine immigrants in what apparently is the English Channel, and a mural-style work in the his signature silhouette style, which shows a fat cat in a suit gorging himself while a gaunt woman with children stands across from him. [NY Times]
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Met Office loses multi-million pound BBC weather contract –
The Met Office has lost its lucrative weather forecasting contract with the BBC after nearly a century of providing the service. Negotiations to renew the deal hit a dead end and a new firm is expected to take over next year. The BBC said it was legally required to open up the contract to outside competition and secure the best value for money for licence fee payers. Dutch and New Zealand firms are said to be in the running for the contract, which is believed to make up a sizeable share of the £32.5 million a year the Met Office receives from commercial organisations, according to the Mail on Sunday. [Daily Telegraph] See Top Twitter Trends

Mel Gibson accused of pushing female photographer –
Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson has been accused of pushing a female photographer in Sydney. The Daily Telegraph’s Kristi Miller told Australian media she was pushed and verbally abused while taking pictures of Gibson and his girlfriend. She alleges Gibson’s tirade ended when his partner, 24-year-old US equestrian vaulter Rosalind Ross, intervened. “I thought he was going to punch me in the face,” Ms Miller said. “He was spitting in my face as he was yelling.” Police confirmed they are investigating reports a female photographer was pushed outside a cinema on Sunday night. [BBC] Gibson swore at a TV journalist in February 2010.
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Usain Bolt international competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 1st 200 metres 20.61
2nd 4×100 metres relay 39.15 NJR
2nd 4×400 metres relay 3:04.06 NJR
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 1st 200 metres 20.40
2003 Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 200 metres 20.13 WYB
2nd 4×100 metres relay 39.40
2004 CARIFTA Games Hamilton, Bermuda 1st 200 metres 19.93 WJR
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 200 metres 20.03
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 200 metres 20.10
2006 IAAF World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd 200 metres 19.96
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 200 metres 19.91
2nd 4×100 metres relay 37.89
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 1st 100 metres 9.69 WR OR
1st 200 metres 19.30 WR OR
1st 4×100 metres relay 37.10 WR OR
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 100 metres 9.58 WR
1st 200 metres 19.19 WR
1st 4×100 metres relay 37.31 CR
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea DSQ[226] 100 metres
1st 200 metres 19.40 WL
1st 4×100 metres relay 37.04 WR
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 100 metres 9.63 OR
1st 200 metres 19.32
1st 4×100 metres relay 36.84 WR
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 100 metres 9.77
1st 200 metres 19.66
1st 4×100 metres relay 37.36
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 1st 4×100 metres relay 37.58 GR
2015 World Relay Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4×100 metres relay 37.68
World Championships Beijing, China 1st 100 metres 9.79

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Russia set to set up new police unit to deal with rowdy weddings –
Police in southern Russia have set up a new unit dedicated to keeping the peace at the region’s notoriously drunken wedding parties. A squad of 40 officers will be assigned to stop “uncontrolled expressions of joy” during marriages, during which well-wishers often have a habit of firing guns in celebration. The unit will operate in the North Caucusus region of Adygea, near the Black Sea coast, where one wedding reveller was fined 50,000 roubles last month (£500) for firing his pistol outside a registry office in the capital, Maykop. “The creation of the ‘wedding police’ should put an end to uncontrolled expressions of joy by people in wedding motorcades,” said Aleksandr Rechitsky, Adygea’s Interior Minister. [Daily Telegraph]

Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour makes chart history –
In the Lonely Hour has been in the UK top 10 for 67 weeks in a row – that’s the longest unbroken run of any debut album. It’s not left the top 10 since it was released in May 2014, when it debuted at number one with opening week sales of 101,000. The chart record was previously held by Emeli Sande, with her debut album Our Version Of Events. [BBC Newsbeat] See List of the Day
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Title Artist Released Peak Weeks
Queen’s Greatest Hits Queen 1981 1 895
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA 1992 1 721
Legend Bob Marley & The Wailers 1984 1 684
Rumours Fleetwood Mac 1977 1 611
Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf 1978 9 517
The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 1973 2 457
The Sound of Music Original Soundtrack 1965 1 374
Queen’s Greatest Hits II Queen 1991 1 367
The Immaculate Collection Madonna 1990 1 338
Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel 1972 2 329
Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 1970 1 328
South Pacific Original Soundtrack 1958 1 315
Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds Jeff Wayne 1978 5 313
Nevermind Nirvana 1991 7 301
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988 1 292
Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield 1973 1 286
Thriller Michael Jackson 1982 1 283
Face Value Phil Collins 1981 1 275
Brothers in Arms Dire Straits 1985 1 268
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1967 1 261
Appetite for Destruction Guns n’ Roses 1987 5 261
Making Movies Dire Straits 1980 4 252
Hot Fuss The Killers 2004 1 247
Automatic for the People R.E.M. 1992 1 245
My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra 1997 7 244
Guns n’ Roses’ Greatest Hits Guns n’ Roses 2004 1 241
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis 1995 1 237
Queen’s Greatest Hits III Queen 1999 2 234
Definitely Maybe Oasis 1994 1 231
Back to Black Amy Winehouse 2006 1 228
Off the Wall Michael Jackson 1979 3 224
Number Ones Michael Jackson 2003 3 223
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 1995 1 220
Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2009 2 214
The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 2002 6 213
Out of Time R.E.M. 1991 1 212
Never Forget Take That 2005 2 209
The Beatles 1962 – 1966 The Beatles 1973 3 206
Under a Blood Red Sky U2 1983 2 204
The King and I Original Soundtrack 1956 1 203
The Bends Radiohead 1995 4 203
Love Over Gold Dire Straits 1982 1 200

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October 9, 2015

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Justin Bieber’s lawyers demand nude photos are removed from US news website –
Justin Bieber’s legal team is demanding that media websites who have published naked photos of the star remove them immediately. The Hollywood Reporter claims to have seen a lawyer’s letter sent to the New York Daily News, which originally published the pictures of the star on holiday in French Polynesia. The photos of the singer in Bora Bora are still live on the US website. Bieber’s legal team says the publication of the photos represent a breach of the singer’s publicity and privacy rights. The photos also, according to the letter, infringe Bieber’s trademarks. The legal document is demanding action within 12 hours of receipt. [BBC Newsbeat]
Justin_Bieber_mugshot,_frontJustin Bieber

One Direction announce new single “Perfect” and release date –
One Direction’s next Made in the A.M. single’s accidentally been announced as ‘Perfect’ thanks to a classic tweet-and-delete scenario from those crazy critters at Apple Music. Awkies. Yup – we already knew the Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson-penned tune had been registered; but now it looks like the track’s gonna be the second proper single off of the fifth album following ‘Drag Me Down.’ And ‘Infinity,’ if you wanna count that. [Sugarscape]
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October 25, 2015

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Lewis Hamilton wins his third F1 World Championship –
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling United States Grand Prix to seal his third World Championship. Hamilton pressured team-mate Nico Rosberg into a mistake during a frantic last 10 laps after a safety car and swept by to take his 10th win of 2015. It was an exciting climax to a race of fluctuating fortunes, lead changes and superb racing in changing conditions. Hamilton becomes only the second British driver after Sir Jackie Stewart to win three Formula 1 drivers’ titles. [BBC] See List of the Day
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Moto GP: Valentino Rossi penalised for kicking Marc Marquez –
MotoGP championship leader Valentino Rossi will start the final race of the season from the back of the grid after kicking Marc Marquez off his bike during the Malaysian Grand Prix.Rossi finished third but was given three penalty points following a post-race investigation. He later accused Marquez of “making me lose the championship”. Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won the race, with Jorge Lorenzo second. The final race takes place in Spain on 8 November. Rossi now leads Lorenzo by just seven points in the championship. [BBC]
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Confusion as Turkey clocks defy time-change delay –
Confused Turks are asking “what’s the time?” after automatic clocks defied a government decision to defer a seasonal hour’s change in the time. Along with other countries, Turkey had been due to “fall back” an hour on Saturday at the end of summertime daylight saving. The Turkish government however decided to postpone the change until after upcoming polls. But some clocks have changed the time regardless – causing bewilderment.
The hashtag #saatkac – or “what’s the time?” – is now trending in Turkey as Twitter users express confusion. [BBC]

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Formula One Grand Prix Winners
Rank Country Driver Wins Seasons active First win Last win
1  Germany Michael Schumacher 91 19912006
20102012
1992 Belgian Grand Prix 2006 Chinese Grand Prix
2  France Alain Prost 51 19801991
1993
1981 French Grand Prix 1993 German Grand Prix
3  United Kingdom Lewis Hamiltondagger 43 2007 2007 Canadian Grand Prix 2015 United States Grand Prix
4  Germany Sebastian Vetteldagger 42 2007 2008 Italian Grand Prix 2015 Singapore Grand Prix
5  Brazil Ayrton Senna 41 19841994 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix 1993 Australian Grand Prix
6  Spain Fernando Alonsodagger 32 2001
2003
2003 Hungarian Grand Prix 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
7  United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 31 19801992
19941995
1985 European Grand Prix 1994 Australian Grand Prix
8  United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 27 19651973 1965 Italian Grand Prix 1973 German Grand Prix
9  United Kingdom Jim Clark 25 19601968 1962 Belgian Grand Prix 1968 South African Grand Prix
9  Austria Niki Lauda 25 19711979
19821985
1974 Spanish Grand Prix 1985 Dutch Grand Prix
11  Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 24 19501951
19531958
1950 Monaco Grand Prix 1957 German Grand Prix
12  Brazil Nelson Piquet 23 19781991 1980 United States Grand Prix West 1991 Canadian Grand Prix
13  United Kingdom Damon Hill 22 19921999 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix 1998 Belgian Grand Prix
14  Finland Mika Häkkinen 20 19912001 1997 European Grand Prix 2001 United States Grand Prix
14  Finland Kimi Räikkönendagger 20 20012009
2012
2003 Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 Australian Grand Prix
16  United Kingdom Stirling Moss 16 19501962 1955 British Grand Prix 1961 German Grand Prix
17  United Kingdom Jenson Buttondagger 15 2000 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
18  Australia Jack Brabham 14 19551970 1959 Monaco Grand Prix 1970 South African Grand Prix
18  United Kingdom Graham Hill 14 19581975 1962 Dutch Grand Prix 1969 Monaco Grand Prix
18  Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 14 19701980 1970 United States Grand Prix 1975 British Grand Prix
21  Italy Alberto Ascari 13 19501955 1951 German Grand Prix 1953 Swiss Grand Prix
21  United Kingdom David Coulthard 13 19942008 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix 2003 Australian Grand Prix
23  United States Mario Andretti 12 19681972
19741982
1971 South African Grand Prix 1978 Dutch Grand Prix
23  Argentina Carlos Reutemann 12 19721982 1974 South African Grand Prix 1981 Belgian Grand Prix
23  Australia Alan Jones 12 19751981
1983
19851986
1977 Austrian Grand Prix 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
26  Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11 19962006 1996 European Grand Prix 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix
26  Brazil Rubens Barrichello 11 19932011 2000 German Grand Prix 2009 Italian Grand Prix
26  Brazil Felipe Massadagger 11 2002
2004
2006 Turkish Grand Prix 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix
26  Germany Nico Rosbergdagger 11 2006 2012 Chinese Grand Prix 2015 Austrian Grand Prix
30  Sweden Ronnie Peterson 10 19701978 1973 French Grand Prix 1978 Austrian Grand Prix
30  South Africa Jody Scheckter 10 19721980 1974 Swedish Grand Prix 1979 Italian Grand Prix
30  United Kingdom James Hunt 10 19731979 1975 Dutch Grand Prix 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
30  Austria Gerhard Berger 10 19841997 1986 Mexican Grand Prix 1997 German Grand Prix

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November 13, 2015

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Paris attacks –
Paris has suffered a night of deadly attacks, described by President Francois Hollande as “unprecedented”. Shootings, bomb blasts and a hostage siege have left at least 127 people dead and some 180 wounded. At least 80 are in critical condition. Six places were targeted, almost simultaneously. France has declared a state of emergency, imposed border controls and deployed 1,500 extra troops. [BBC]
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  • 21:20 – First explosion near Stade de France
  • 21:25 – Shooting at Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, rue Bichat
  • 21:29 – More shooting in same area, avenue de la Republique
  • 21:30 – Second explosion near Stade de France
  • 21:38 – Shooting at La Belle Equipe bar, rue de Charonne
  • 21:43 – Explosion at boulevard Voltaire, near Bataclan concert hall
  • 21:49 – Shooting at Bataclan, then explosions
  • 21:53 – Third explosion at Stade de France
  • 22:00 – Shooting at boulevard Beaumarchais, near Bataclan

In January the offices of Charlie Hebdo were attacked by gunmen in Paris and in August train passengers overcame a gunmen on a train in France.
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Jihadi John ‘dead’: MI5 on alert amid fears of Isil revenge attack –
MI5 is on high alert amid fears that Isil fanatics are already plotting revenge attacks for the reported killing of Jihadi John in a drone strike in Raqqa, Syria. The communications of known sympathisers are being monitored closely as surveillance is stepped up to prevent a terrorist outrage in revenge for the operation which is now widely acknowledged to have resulted in the death of Mohammed Emwazi– who as Jihadi John – earned global notoriety. [Daily Telegraph] See Top Twitter Trends

Athletics doping: Russia provisionally suspended by IAAF –
Russia’s athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition – including the Olympic Games – for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged “state-sponsored doping”. Its council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia being banned. “This is a wake-up call for all of us,” said IAAF president Lord Coe. [BBC] Lord Coe became IAAF president in August 2015.
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  • Police in the Dominican Republic raid a mansion owned by 30-year-old Francisco Flores de Freites, one of the two nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing charges for allegedly trying to traffic 800 kg of cocaine into the U.S., and found more than 280 pounds of cocaine and 22 pounds of heroin hidden inside the nephew’s posh Casa de Campo property and a 135-foot yacht named “The Kingdom” docked behind it. (Fox News)
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December 28, 2015

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Man dies after blowing up condom machine, says German police –
A man died on Christmas Day in Germany after he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal from a condom machine that he and two accomplices blew up in an apparent robbery attempt, police said on Monday. The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital in the western town of Schoeppingen, near the Dutch border, by the two other men who fled the scene of the explosion in a car, leaving behind condoms and money scattered around the gutted vending machine. The two men told hospital officials that their friend had fallen down the stairs, injuring his head. Suspicious of their story, the officials called the police. During questioning, police said, one of them admitted that the three had blown up the condom machine. Police said the three men apparently got into a car after triggering the explosion, but the 29-year-old did not close his door and was hit by debris when the machine exploded. [Daily Telegraph]

Lemmy, Motorhead frontman, dies aged 70 after cancer diagnosis –
Motorhead frontman Lemmy has died aged 70, two days after learning he had cancer, the British band has announced. Lemmy formed the rock group in 1975 and recorded 22 albums, including Ace of Spades, as he became one of music’s most recognisable voices and faces. The band said on its Facebook page: “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy has passed away after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” Lemmy was born Ian Fraser Kilmister in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1945. He lived in Anglesey, Wales, as a child and acquired the nickname Lemmy while at school, although he claimed to have had no idea where it came from. [BBC]
Lemmy-MotorheadLemmy in 2005

Game of Thrones tops list of 2015’s most pirated shows –
For the fourth year running, fantasy series Game of Thrones has topped a list of the most pirated TV shows. According to Torrentfreak, the season five finale was illegally downloaded 14.4m times. More than half of those came in the week after its US premiere. The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory rounded up the top three, with 6.6m and 4.4m downloads respectively. Earlier this year, Game of Thrones broke a record when more than 258,000 users shared the show simultaneously. The HBO drama was mainly downloaded on BitTorrent. [BBC] Last year Game of Thrones was only downloaded 8.1 million times.
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January 8, 2016

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Secret Netflix code unlocks thousands of hidden genres –
Netflix’s incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from “Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s” to “Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life”.
The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users’ viewing habits to recommend exactly what a particular user is into, number in the tens of thousands. When Netflix thinks you’ll like sentimental Spanish-language dramas or gritty tearjerkers, they’ll show up on your home screen, but aside from that, they’re not easy to find. But a simple web address trick has emerged showing how you can find any one of these genres simply by switching a number in a URL. If you’re logged into Netflix, enter:
http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/XXXX
where “XXXX” is a series of digits – into your browser’s toolbar to bring up one of the thousands of genres in Netflix’s library. 1089 is “Mind-bending Movies”, for example; while 354 is “Movies Starring Matthew McConaughey” – currently a genre of one film. Not all numbers will result in a subgenre, and given Netflix’s ever-changing algorithms, they might move around every now and then, while there may be regional differences meaning that some codes don’t work. [Daily Telegraph]

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March 13, 2016

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Paris St-Germain score 9 as they win French title –
Paris St-Germain were crowned French champions with two months to spare as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four in a 9-0 demolition of bottom side Troyes. Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore and Adrien Rabiot put them 3-0 up inside 19 minutes before Ibrahimovic struck three within 10 minutes in the second half. Matthieu Saunier scored an own goal and Cavani made it 8-0 before Ibrahimovic added his fourth. [BBC]

  • Paris St-Germain won the league with 62 days and eight games to spare, a record for any of Europe’s ‘big five’ domestic leagues.
  • In 115 appearances in Ligue 1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic now has 102 goals and 35 assists.
  • This win was the sixth time this season that PSG have scored four goals or more in a Ligue 1 game.
  • This title is PSG’s sixth overall and their fourth in a row

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French Ligue 1 title winners

Year Winner[2][21][22] Runner-up Third place
2015–16 Paris Saint-Germain
2014–15 Paris Saint-Germain Lyon AS Monaco
2013–14 Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco Lille
2012–13 Paris Saint-Germain Marseille Lyon
2011–12 Montpellier Paris Saint-Germain Lille
2010–11 Lille Marseille Lyon
2009–10 Marseille Lyon Auxerre
2008–09 Bordeaux Marseille Lyon
2007–08 Lyon Bordeaux Marseille
2006–07 Lyon Marseille Toulouse
2005–06 Lyon Bordeaux Lille
2004–05 Lyon Lille AS Monaco
2003–04 Lyon Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco
2002–03 Lyon AS Monaco Marseille
2001–02 Lyon Lens Auxerre
2000–01 Nantes Lyon Lille
1999–2000 AS Monaco Paris Saint-Germain Lyon
1998–99 Bordeaux Marseille Lyon
1997–98 Lens Metz AS Monaco
1996–97 AS Monaco Paris Saint-Germain Nantes
1995–96 Auxerre Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco
1994–95 Nantes Lyon Paris Saint-Germain
1993–94 Paris Saint-Germain Marseille Auxerre
1992–93 [nb 3] Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco
1991–92 Marseille AS Monaco Paris Saint-Germain
1990–91 Marseille AS Monaco Auxerre
1989–90 Marseille Bordeaux AS Monaco
1988–89 Marseille Paris Saint-Germain AS Monaco
1987–88 AS Monaco Bordeaux Montpellier
1986–87 Bordeaux Marseille Toulouse
1985–86 Paris Saint-Germain Nantes Bordeaux
1984–85 Bordeaux Nantes AS Monaco
1983–84 Bordeaux AS Monaco Auxerre
1982–83 Nantes Bordeaux Paris Saint-Germain
1981–82 AS Monaco Saint-Étienne Sochaux
1980–81 Saint-Étienne Nantes Bordeaux
1979–80 Nantes Sochaux Saint-Étienne
1978–79 Strasbourg Nantes Saint-Étienne
1977–78 AS Monaco Nantes Strasbourg
1976–77 Nantes Lens Bastia
1975–76 Saint-Étienne Nice Sochaux
1974–75 Saint-Étienne Marseille Lyon
1973–74 Saint-Étienne Nantes Lyon
1972–73 Nantes Nice Marseille
1971–72 Marseille Nîmes Sochaux
1970–71 Marseille Saint-Étienne Nantes
1969–70 Saint-Étienne Marseille Sedan
1968–69 Saint-Étienne Bordeaux Metz
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1966–67 Saint-Étienne Nantes Angers
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1963–64 Saint-Étienne AS Monaco Lens
1962–63 AS Monaco Stade Reims Sedan
1961–62 Stade Reims RCF Paris Nîmes
1960–61 AS Monaco RCF Paris Stade Reims
1959–60 Stade Reims Nîmes RCF Paris
1958–59 Nice Nîmes RCF Paris
1957–58 Stade Reims Nîmes AS Monaco
1956–57 Saint-Étienne Lens Stade Reims
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1954–55 Stade Reims Toulouse Lens
1953–54 Lille Stade Reims Bordeaux
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1951–52 Nice Bordeaux Lille
1950–51 Nice Lille Le Havre
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1948–49 Stade Reims Lille Marseille
1947–48 Marseille Lille Stade Reims
1946–47 Roubaix–Tourcoing Stade Reims Strasbourg
1945–46 Lille Saint-Étienne RC Roubaix
1939–45
Suspended due to World War II
1938–39 Sète Marseille RCF Paris
1937–38 Sochaux Marseille Sète
1936–37 Marseille Sochaux RCF Paris
1935–36 RCF Paris Lille Strasbourg
1934–35 Sochaux Strasbourg RCF Paris
1933–34 Sète Fives Marseille
1932–33 Olympique Lillois Cannes

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April 3, 2015

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World Twenty20: West Indies beat England to claim second title –
Carlos Brathwaite hit the first four balls of the final over for six as West Indies stunned England to win the World Twenty20. West Indies, who were 11-3 in pursuit of England’s 155-9, needed 19 off the final over to win and did it in style. Marlon Samuels’ 85 not out kept them in contention before Brathwaite’s match-winning blitz off Ben Stokes. Joe Root scored 54 for England but nothing could stop the Windies joining their women as World T20 champions. In the process, the West Indies also became the first two-time winners of the men’s World Twenty20. [BBC]

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite’s tax havens –
A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They show how Mossack Fonseca has helped clients launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax. The company says it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years and has never been charged with criminal wrong-doing. The documents show links to 72 current or former heads of state in the data, including dictators accused of looting their own countries. Gerard Ryle, director of the ICIJ, said the documents covered the day-to-day business at Mossack Fonseca over the past 40 years. “I think the leak will prove to be probably the biggest blow the offshore world has ever taken because of the extent of the documents,” he said. [BBC]

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  • The Associated Press reports a government-sponsored committee of 27 companies/trade associations, set up by the U.S. FAA in February, on Friday submitted recommendations that could clear the way forcommercial drone flights over populated areas, and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones. (AP)
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April 30, 2016

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Russia challenges US after Baltic jet face-off –
Russia says it was right to confront a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on Friday. The Pentagon said a Russian jet fighter acted in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner”, and performed a barrel roll over its plane. Russia said that the American jet had turned off its transponder signal, which helps others identify it. It is the second incident in the Baltic this month in which the US has accused Russian planes of flying aggressively. US jets “regularly” try to approach Russia’s borders with transponders switched off, the statement said. Over the past 18 months, Russia has been repeatedly accused of the same practice over the Baltic and near UK waters. It is not clear how close to Russia’s waters Friday’s incident occurred. [BBC]

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May 19, 2016

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Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision –
Google has a solution to help mitigate injuries in the event a pedestrian and a self-driving car collide: human flypaper. In a patent issued this week, the search giant describes a “system for protecting a colliding object from a secondary impact, after an initial impact with a vehicle.” The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. [ABC]
Google car fly paper patent diagramGoogle car fly paper patent diagram

German churches to get wi-fi ‘Godspots’ –
Worshippers at Protestant churches in central Germany will soon be able to access the internet via free wi-fi hotspots – billed as “Godspots” by the church. Wi-fi is being installed at 220 churches across the Berlin and Brandenberg region, with plans to expand coverage to all 3,000 churches in the region, the RBB broadcaster reports. Among the first to get connected will be Berlin’s French Cathedral on the central Gendarmenmarkt square, and the city’s iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. People will be able to access the “Godspots” both inside and outside, and the church is promising a secure network with no advertising. Users will first be greeted by a home page with information about the building, community and faith-related material, but then they’ll be free to browse the wider web. [BBC]

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These Lizards Have Been Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors for 15 Million Years

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May 28, 2016

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Real Madrid lift Champions League on penalties –
Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after beating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan. Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead before Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty. However, substitute Yannick Carrasco sent the Champions League final into extra-time with a close-range finish. Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty after Juanfran had missed. Zidane, a Champions League winner with Real as a player in 2002, replaced Rafael Benitez as manager at the Bernabeu in January, with Real still reeling from a bruising 4-0 hammering by Barcelona earlier in the season and facing the prospect of a second successive campaign without major silverware. The 43-year-old finishes it as the seventh different manager to deliver a European Cup to Real. [BBC]
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Winners of the Champions League since 2000 [from Wikipedia]

2000–01  Germany Bayern Munich 1–1*[G] Valencia  Spain San Siro, Milan 71,500
2001–02  Spain Real Madrid 2–1 Bayer Leverkusen  Germany Hampden Park, Glasgow 50,499
2002–03  Italy Milan 0–0*[H] Juventus  Italy Old Trafford, Manchester 62,315
2003–04  Portugal Porto 3–0 AS Monaco  France Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen 53,053
2004–05  England Liverpool 3–3*[I] Milan  Italy Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul 69,000
2005–06  Spain Barcelona 2–1 Arsenal  England Stade de France, Saint-Denis 79,610
2006–07  Italy Milan 2–1 Liverpool  England Olympic Stadium, Athens 63,000
2007–08  England Manchester United 1–1*[J] Chelsea  England Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 67,310
2008–09  Spain Barcelona 2–0 Manchester United  England Stadio Olimpico, Rome 62,467
2009–10  Italy Internazionale 2–0 Bayern Munich  Germany Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 73,490
2010–11  Spain Barcelona 3–1 Manchester United  England Wembley Stadium, London 87,695
2011–12  England Chelsea 1–1*[K] Bayern Munich  Germany Allianz Arena, Munich 62,500
2012–13  Germany Bayern Munich 2–1 Borussia Dortmund  Germany Wembley Stadium, London 86,298
2013–14  Spain Real Madrid 4–1dagger Atlético Madrid  Spain Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 60,976
2014–15  Spain Barcelona 3–1 Juventus  Italy Olympiastadion, Berlin 70,442
2015–16  Spain Real Madrid 1–1*[L] Atlético Madrid  Spain San Siro, Milan 71,942
Key
dagger Match was won during extra time
* Match was won on a penalty shoot-out

G. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayern Munich won the penalty-shootout 5–4.

H. Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Milan won the penalty-shootout 3–2.

I. Score was 3–3 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty-shootout 3–2.

J. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Manchester United won the penalty-shootout 6–5.

K. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Chelsea won the penalty-shootout 4–3.

L. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Real Madrid won the penalty-shootout 5–3.

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May 30, 2016

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Masked Gary Barlow stuns Bristol shoppers with surprise concert –
Take That star Gary Barlow surprised shoppers in Bristol with an impromptu concert – which started with him wearing a disguise… as himself. The star wore a Gary Barlow mask as he began playing Could It Be Magic on a piano at Cabot Circus shopping centre. Shoppers watching the mystery performer were astonished when he revealed his true identity and sang the hit song. [BBC]
Gary Barlow in BristolGary Barlow in Bristol (Tweet by Marjolein Nap)

Cheese-rolling spectators gather for Cooper’s Hill tradition –
Thousands of people lined a steep hill in Gloucestershire to watch crowds of thrill-seekers fling themselves down in pursuit of a wheel of cheese.The 8lb (3.6kg) Double Gloucester is chased 200 yards down the 1:2 gradient Cooper’s Hill at Brockworth every year. Chris Anderson, 28, won the first two downhill races – his 16th and 17th Cheese Rolling victories in total. “It’s brilliant, I’m really happy,” said the soldier from Brockworth who serves with 1 Rifles. Competitors travelled from across the world to take part in the races with TV crews from across Europe also in attendance. Warning signs are put up around the site warning spectators and competitors that they are attending entirely at their own risk. In 2010 the official event was cancelled over safety fears when more than 15,000 people turned up the previous year to watch the competition. Since then it has been held unofficially with roads closed up to 2.5 miles (4km) around the slope. [BBC] See Video of the Day

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Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2016 – The Tumbles

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June 3, 2016

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies aged 74 –
Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ali shot to fame by winning light-heavyweight gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, the American beat Sonny Liston in 1964 to win his first world title and became the first boxer to capture a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions. He eventually retired in 1981, having won 56 of his 61 fights. Crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC, Ali was noted for his pre- and post-fight talk and bold fight predictions just as much as his boxing skills inside the ring. But he was also a civil rights campaigner and poet who transcended the bounds of sport, race and nationality. Asked how he would like to be remembered, he once said: “As a man who never sold out his people. But if that’s too much, then just a good boxer. I won’t even mind if you don’t mention how pretty I was.” [BBC] See Video of the Day and List of the Day
Muhammad_Ali_in_1967Muhammad Ali in 1967

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Muhammad Ali’s best quotes [Evening Standard]

“Hey Floyd – I seen you! Someday I’m gonna whup you! Don’t you forget, I am the greatest!” – To then-world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson during the 1960 Olympic Games.

“Why are all the angels white? Why ain’t there no black angels?” – In a sermon at apostolic church in 1983.

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – The man who captured not only his boxing style but his attitude in life.

“Sonny Liston is nothing. The man can’t talk. The man can’t fight. The man needs talking lessons. The man needs boxing lessons. And since he’s gonna fight me, he needs falling lessons.” – Before fighting world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in February 1964.

“I’m king of the world! I’m pretty! I’m a bad man! I shook up the world! I shook up the world! I shook up the world!” – February 25 1964, after defeating Sonny Liston.

“I had a good time boxing. I enjoyed it – and I may come back.” – On being crowned Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC in 1999.

“Cassius Clay is a slave name. I didn’t choose it, and I didn’t want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name, and I insist people using it when speaking to me and of me.” – On his conversion to Islam.

“Man, I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong. No Vietcong ever called me nigger.” – On his refusal to answer a call up to fight in Vietnam.

“It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”

“They did what they thought was right, and I did what I thought was right.” – On the government’s long effort to send him to prison after his refusal to go to Vietnam.

“You serious? I got to stay here and lead my people to the right man – Elijah Muhammad” – When asked why he does not flee the country, in an interview by Robert Lipsyte of The New York Times on April 26 1967, two days before refusing induction into military service.

“I’ve done my celebrating already. I said a prayer to Allah” – June 28 1971, on being told his conviction for draft evasion was overturned by the US Supreme Court.

“I told you all, all of my critics, that I was the greatest of all time. Never make me the underdog until I’m about 50 years old” – October 1 1974, after knocking out George Foreman to become heavyweight champion for the second time, in Kinshasa, Zaire.

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