May 8, 2016

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Flight delayed after passenger becomes suspicious of equation –
An Italian economist says his flight was delayed after a fellow passenger saw him working on a differential equation and alerted the cabin crew. Guido Menzio was taken off and questioned by agents who did not identify themselves, after the woman next to him said she felt ill. He showed them what he had been writing and the flight eventually took off – more than two hours late. The University of Pennsylvania associate professor boarded the Philadelphia-Syracuse flight on Thursday on his way to Ontario, where he was due to give a lecture. Before the flight took off, the woman sitting next to him passed a note to a member of the cabin crew. She initially told them she was feeling unwell but then voiced her suspicions about Mr Menzio’s scribblings. He wrote: “It’s a bit funny. It’s a bit worrisome. “The lady just looked at me, looked at my writing of mysterious formulae, and concluded I was up to no good. “Because of that an entire flight was delayed.” [BBC]

BAFTA Awards 2016 –
TV Baftas: Double win for Wolf Hall –
Wolf Hall won two awards at this year’s Bafta Television Awards, on a night which contained several speeches that defended the independence of the BBC. Mark Rylance received the leading actor award for his role as Thomas Cromwell in the BBC Two historical drama, which also picked up the drama prize. C4’s This is England ’90 and Peter Kay’s Car Share also won two prizes. The leading actress prize went to Suranne Jones for her role in the BBC One marital drama Doctor Foster. [BBC]
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Bafta TV Awards 2016: Winners list – BBC News

Leading actor

Winner: Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Idris Elba, Luther

Stephen Graham, This is England '90

Ben Whishaw, London Spy

Leading actress

Winner: Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

Claire Foy, Wolf Hall

Ruth Madeley, Don't Take My Baby

Sheridan Smith, The C-Word

Supporting actor

Winner: Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

Anton Lesser, Wolf Hall

Ian McKellen, The Dresser

Cyril Nri, Cucumber

Supporting actress

Winner: Chanel Cresswell, This is England '90

Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who

Lesley Manville, River

Eleanor Worthington-Cox, The Enfield Haunting

Entertainment performance

Winner: Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

Stephen Fry, QI

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Romesh Ranganathan, Asian Provocateur

Male performance in a comedy programme

Winner: Peter Kay, Peter Kay's Car Share

Hugh Bonneville, W1A

Toby Jones, Detectorists

Javone Prince, The Javone Prince Show

Female performance in a comedy programme

Winner: Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum

Sian Gibson, Peter Kay's Car Share

Miranda Hart, Miranda

Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

Drama series

Winner: Wolf Hall


The Last Panthers

No Offence

Single drama

Winner: Don't Take My Baby

The C-Word


The Go-Between


Winner: This is England '90

Doctor Foster

The Enfield Haunting

London Spy

Soap and continuing drama

Winner: EastEnders

Coronation Street


Holby City


Winner: Transparent

The Good Wife



Entertainment programme

Winner: Strictly Come Dancing

Adele at the BBC

Britain's Got Talent

TFI Friday Anniversary Special

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

Winner: Have I Got News For You

Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe


Would I Lie to You

Scripted comedy

Winner: Peter Kay's Car Share

Chewing Gum

Peep Show

People Just Do Nothing


Winner: The Great British Bake Off

Back in Time for Dinner

Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild

Travel Man

Radio Times Audience Award

Winner: Poldark

Doctor Foster

The Great British Bake Off


Making a Murderer

Peter Kay's Car Share

Current affairs

Winner: Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola

Jihad: A British Story

Children of the Gaza War

Escape from Isis (Dispatches)

Single documentary

Winner: My Son the Jihadi

Bitter Lake

Life After Suicide

Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids

Factual series

Winner: The Murder Detectives

The Detectives

Great Ormond Street

The Tribe

Reality and constructed factual

Winner: First Dates


I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Specialist factual

Winner: Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Grayson Perry's Dream House

The Hunt

Rudolf Nureyev: Dance to Freedom

News coverage

Winner: Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre

BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special

ITV News at Ten: Refugee Crisis

Sky News: From Turkey to Greece


Winner: The Ashes (Sky Sports)

The Grand National (Channel 4)

MOTD Live: FA Cup Final (BBC One)

Six Nations: Final Day (BBC One)

Live event

Winner: Big Blue Live (BBC One)

The Sound of Music Live! (ITV)

Stargazing Live: Brit in Space, Tim Peake Special (BBC Two)

The Vote (More4)

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May 14, 2016

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Barcelona pip rivals Real Madrid to the La Liga title on last day –
Barcelona pipped bitter rivals Real Madrid to the La Liga title thanks to a Luis Suarez hat-trick at Granada. Barca’s fifth victory in a row ensured they won the league by one point from Real, who beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0. Suarez tapped in, powered home a header and slotted Neymar’s pass to give him La Liga’s golden boot with 40 goals. [BBC]

Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine’s Jamala wins competition –
Ukraine’s Jamala has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about the deportation of Crimean Tatars under Josef Stalin. Australia finished second with 511 points, while Russia – which was the favourite going into the competition – was third with 491 points. Jamala is the first ever Crimean Tatar to perform at the contest and caused controversy ahead of the show over her political song. The song references the year when Stalin deported almost all of the ethnic group from its native region of Crimea in what was then Soviet Russia (later to become part of Ukraine). [BBC]

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Spanish BBVA La Liga Table 2015-16

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Barcelona 38 29 4 5 112 29 +83 91
2 Real Madrid 38 28 6 4 110 34 +76 90
3 Atlético Madrid 38 28 4 6 63 18 +45 88
4 Villarreal 37 18 10 9 44 33 +11 64
5 Athletic Bilbao 38 18 8 12 58 45 +13 62
6 Celta Vigo 38 17 9 12 50 58 −8 60
7 Sevilla 38 14 10 14 51 50 +1 52
8 Real Sociedad 38 13 9 16 45 48 −3 48
9 Málaga 37 11 12 14 34 34 0 45
10 Las Palmas 37 12 8 17 44 49 −5 44
11 Valencia 38 11 11 16 46 48 −2 44
12 Eibar 37 11 10 16 47 57 −10 43
13 Deportivo La Coruña 38 8 18 12 45 62 −17 42
14 Real Betis 37 10 12 15 31 50 −19 42
15 Espanyol 37 11 7 19 36 72 −36 40
16 Granada 38 10 9 19 46 68 −22 39
17 Getafe 37 9 9 19 36 65 −29 36
18 Sporting Gijón 37 9 9 19 38 62 −24 36
19 Rayo Vallecano 37 8 11 18 49 72 −23 35
20 Levante 37 8 8 21 36 67 −31 32

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