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    Emma Raducanu has made a long term loan of her US Open trophy to the National Tennis Centre as a thank you for the support she received from the British game. After making the last eight of the Transylvania Open on Thursday the Kent teenager revealed that she wanted it displayed at Roehampton in appreciation of the assistance she has had from the Lawn Tennis Association. 'I just think the LTA have done so much for me, and I wanted them to have it as a sign and a big thank you for everything they done, helping me through the young ages,' said Raducanu after defeating Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4.  Emma Raducanu with the US Open trophy following her stunning win over Leylah Fernandez RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Emma Raducanu shows glimpses of her US Open winning form as... Come and play in the Fed Cup for us! Emma Raducanu has... Cameron Norrie is brought back down to earth after his... 'I'm NOT going to keep losing': Andy Murray vows...
    Queen Letizia of Spain looked polished in a purple suit as she joined King Felipe at the country's annual School of the Year Awards. The queen, 48, sported a striking lilac Hugo Boss suit with matching Hugo Boss Mayfair Pumps and a co-ordinating lilac top for the outing in Tui, northeast Spain. Her husband, King Felipe VI, 53, opted for a classic cut suit with a blue shirt and patterned blue tie to match. The couple were on hand to award the title to a local school, CRA Mestra Clara Torres, in recognition for its achievements.    Queen Letizia, 48, sported a striking lilac Hugo Boss suit with matching Hugo Boss Mayfair Pumps and a co-ordinating lilac top for the outing in Tui, northeast Spain.  Queen Letizia of Spain helps out a young student at the CRA Mestra Clara Torres school during her visit King Felipe and Queen Letizia presented the award on stage at the early childhood education centre The Spanish royals watched closely over some young students as they ate their lunch and chatted to them about their school RELATED ARTICLES Previous...
    A mob of Kangaroos have been spotted taking over Canberra's eerily quiet CBD while residents were tucked away at home amid lockdown.  Footage has emerged on TikTok from September, showing three Kangaroos hopping through the once bustling Civic Centre in the nation's capital.   'Canberra lockdown be like, city is for kangaroos now,' the caption read. @umairrehmat Kangaroo 輦 Canberra Civic Center 浪浪#australia #kangaroo ♬ All TikTok Mashup (JVKE - Upside Down) - JVKE  The unusual sight was filmed five weeks into lockdown as the trio of kangaroos took advantage of the deserted city centre free from residents.  Amused TikTok users took to the video to point out how incredible it was to see nature reclaim the city.  'It's amazing how nature is reclaiming itself,' wrote one person.  A mob of Kangaroos have taken over Canberra's Civic Centre (pictured) while residents remain in lockdown until midnight Thursday 'Kangaroo takeover. The Kangaroos are outside more than the local humans at the moment,' commented another.  'This is so cool, let them have fun while its quiet,' added a third.  Others took the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Happening today, a new affordable housing complex will open in the Hill District. READ MORE: Northbound Side Of I-79 At Neville Island Bridge Will Close This WeekendThe former YMCA building on Centre Avenue is now known as Centre Avenue Housing. READ MORE: Woman Dies In Minivan Crash On Knox Road In Perry TownshipThe four-story building has 74 rooms, each costing $412 in rent per month. MORE NEWS: Family Unharmed But Loses Everything In House Fire In Armstrong CountyIt’s the result of more than $7 million in renovations thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Action Housing.
    KATE Middleton stepped out on the water this afternoon as she visited Holocaust survivors at an adventure centre. The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Air Cadet’s Windermere adventure training centre in the Lake District after it’s £2million makeover. 6The Duchess visited an Air Cadets centre in Cumbria todayCredit: Rex 6She grinned as she stepped onto the boatCredit: PA Kate, 39, was taken on a boat trip accompanied by two of the Windermere Children, who were part of a group of 300 children who survived the Holocaust. They travelled to the Lake District in 1945 after escaping Nazi Germany, and went with the Duchess on her lake journey. The Duchess, dressed in a grey check blazer and black walking boots, chatted with the boat’s crew as she stepped aboard. She will get off the boat at the Windermere Jetty Museum, and will meet relatives of Holocaust survivors who will speak about the time their loved ones spent in Cumbria. Her visit also marks the reopening of the Air Cadet’s centre, as she is an honorary air commandant. Kate also got stuck...
    JAMIE CARRAGHER showed he still has the legs by beating former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt to the ball during Soccer Aid. Dermot Kennedy whipped in a ball looking for his World XI team-mate Bolt but Carragher's quick intervention cleared the danger for England. 1Usain Bolt was at the centre of the early action during Soccer Aid Moments later things turned from bad to worse for Bolt, who struck his shot wide of David James' goal after being played through one-on-one. But the Jamaican was at the centre of the action in the opening stages with Gary Neville also dragging him down just outside the penalty box. More to follow... Most read in FootballLive BlogSOCCER AID LIVE Follow all of the latest news and updates as star-studded match returnsLive BlogGunners news Trippier and Aurier transfer LATEST, Leno eyed by Inter MilanLive BlogUNITED NEWS Cristiano Ronaldo LANDS in Manchester EXCLUSIVE, Sancho injured on England dutyLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS Chelsea continue defender search, Kylian Mbappe to sign for Real for FREEON THE BOX Soccer Aid live stream FREE - how to watch massive annual...
    Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall both sported full tartan checks today as they visited a heritage and community centre in Aberdeenshire before taking a stroll around a nearby village.  The couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when they're north of the border, looked to be in jovial spirits as they unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the Ballater Community and Heritage Hub on Tuesday.  Charles and Camilla also enjoyed a quick promenade around the Scottish village, chatting to locals - including a pet dog - and stopping to visit the Cambus O'May Suspension Bridge which is back in action following an ongoing repair project.   August 31st marks the 24th anniversary of the Princess of Wales' death in a car crash in Paris.  Scroll down for video  Check one out! The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, as the couple are officially known in Scotland, turned out in their finest tartans to unveil a plaque at the Ballater Community and Heritage Hub on Tuesday Prince Charles, 72, donned his favoured Balmoral tartan - including...
    Bank robbers strapped civilian hostages to the outside of their cars as human shields during a huge raid in Brazil that saw at least three people killed.  Around 20 robbers armed with machine guns, bombs and drones are thought to have raided three banks in the centre of Araçatuba city, 290 miles from Sao Paulo, starting around midnight.  Raiders attacked the local police headquarters and blocked roads into the city using burned-out cars to stop reinforcements from arriving, before kidnapping locals to use as human shields. Video shows how gunmen walked lines of hostages through the streets before strapping them to the roofs and bonnets of their cars as they made their escape - scattering infrared proximity bombs along their route to stop police following. At least three died in the raid including two civilians and one robber, Brazilian media reported, while two people were arrested. Civilian hostages are strapped to the roof and bonnet of a getaway car used during a huge raid on two banks in the city of Araçatuba, near to the Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo ...
    Fires blazing in the Siberian wilderness have sent smoke tumbling towards the North Pole for the first time in history and are today threatening nuclear research labs and forcing the evacuation of thousands of homes. The vast, thick, acrid mass of smoke emitted from hundreds of forest fires has unfurled itself for 2,000 miles from east to west and from 2,500 miles from north to south. This week the smoke from Siberia's Yakutia Republic reached the North Pole, a distance of more than 1,800 miles, in what scientists at NASA believe is a world first, while Chinese officials reported that the smoke had also spread across parts of Mongolia, a distance of 1,200 miles. The forest fires have been fuelled by hot weather and a 150-year draught, which experts believe is the result of man-made climate change. A NASA satellite image shows a column of the smoke, distinct by its dirty grey colour from white clouds, drifting northwards to the North Pole. Scientists believe it's the first time smoke from wildfires has reached the northernmost part of the Earth...
    Michigan power outage: More than 100,000 customers left without electricity after suspected tornadoes and severe storms The GOP governor of Arkansas, where vaccines are lagging and COVID-19 is surging, said its disappointing vaccines are political TOKYO — Chase Kalisz, a Michael Phelps protege who won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the men’s 400 individual medley, won gold Sunday to give the United States its first medal of these Olympic Games. Tokyo Olympics: Five storylines to know from COVID protocols, new stars, sports and doping USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Jerry Jones expects vast majority of Cowboys to get vaccinated USA TODAY SPORTS Are Nets favorites to win it all in 2022? Vegas thinks so. USA TODAY SPORTS T.J. Watt in the hot seat on which brother is best USA TODAY SPORTS Beach volleyball player April Ross is seeking Olympic gold in Tokyo to complete her set USA TODAY SPORTS Olympic athletes reflect on calls for social justice, protests at...
    A long-awaited return to Canada is in store for the Toronto Blue Jays after the team was granted National Interest Exemption to return to Rogers Centre in Downtown Toronto, starting July 30. The team had previously played their "home" games in Dunedin, Florida and Sahlen Field in Buffalo due to ongoing travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada related to COVID-19. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM As noted by the MLB Trade Rumors report, "The Jays will host the Royals in the Rogers Centre two weeks from now in the first game at their home ballpark in nearly two full calendar years. Border closures resulting from COVID-19 have kept the Jays from returning home in either of the past two seasons. They played the abbreviated 2020 campaign in Buffalo, the home of their Triple-A affiliate." The Blue Jays released an official statement regarding the travel update announced on Friday. "After nearly two years away, the Toronto Blue Jays are finally coming home to Canada beginning July 30." The announcement from Marco Mendicino — Canadian minister of immigration,...
    Roger Federer's hopes of winning a ninth Wimbledon title were ended by a quarter-final loss to Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. The 39-year-old had played himself into form through the first week at the All England Club to raise hopes of an improbable trophy run after two knee operations and a month short of his 40th birthday. But Hurkacz is a top-20 player and 15 years Federer's junior, and was simply too good on the day for his opponent, who suffered a straight-sets loss at Wimbledon for the first time in 19 years. Roger Federer crashed out Wimbledon after losing to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Denis Shapovalov set to take on defending champion Novak... Novak Djokovic closes in on record-equalling 20th Grand Slam... 'I started to breathe heavily and felt dizzy': British... Karolina Pliskova continues her career-best run at Wimbledon... Share this article Share After a poor first set in breezy conditions, Federer led 4-1 in the second but he could not find his...
    WHAT do the son of an Ethiopian refugee and the daughter of Ugandan refugees have in common? Well, anyone would agree they would be well placed to understand the importance of a fair and robust asylum system — and the sensitivities around the issue. 7The number of migrants crossing the Channel is well above 5,000, more than double the figure at this time last yearCredit: PA But perhaps more surprisingly, they can also, in today’s world, hold some of the highest positions in European governments. Witness the stories of Denmark’s Minister for Immigration and Integration, Mattias Tesfaye, and of our own Home Secretary, Priti Patel. Now, something else they have in common is a no-nonsense approach to tackling the criminal enterprise of people smuggling. They may be about to join forces as Ms Patel opens talks with Denmark over sharing an offshore immigration processing centre for asylum seekers in Africa. Denmark recently announced they plan a series of offshore centres outside the European Union, to reduce the flow of asylum seekers into their nation. For her part, to crack down...
    Serena Williams has admitted she was left 'heartbroken' after being forced to withdraw from Wimbledon in the first round because of an injury that she sustained when slipping over on Centre Court.  The 39-year-old, who had been hoping to claim a record-equaling 24th grand slam title at the tournament in London, took to Instagram to share her upset over the incident, while thanking the fans for their 'support' as she left the court in tears.  'I was heartbroken to have to withdraw today after injuring my right leg,' she wrote. 'My love and gratitude are with the fans and the team who make being on centre court so meaningful.' The mother-of-one, who slipped during the sixth game of her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, did not share any other details about her injury - nor did she reveal whether it might prevent her from taking part in the upcoming US Open, which is due to begin on August 30.  However, she did praise the crowds at Wimbledon, who cheered her on as she returned to the court following a 10-minute break...
    Novak Djokovic slips during his second round match at Wimbledon AELTC/Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are among those to voice concerns over Wimbledon's Centre Court surface. The court is "extremely slippy" this year, 2013 winner Andy Murray said. Two players, including Serena Williams, were forced to retire on Tuesday after slipping and sustaining injuries.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are among a growing number of tennis stars to voice concerns about Wimbledon's Centre Court surface after two players were forced withdraw from the tournament with injuries caused by slips within the first two days. On Tuesday, Serena Williams and Adrian Mannarino were both forced to retire after slipping and sustaining injuries during their first round matches on Centre Court.  Williams, 39, slipped and injured her leg early in the first set of her first-round match against Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Mannarino twisted his knee during a slip while tied at two sets apiece with Federer.  Roger Federer watches after his opponent injured himself slipping at Wimbledon 2021....
    Rookie British tennis star Jack Draper has shocked world No.1 Novak Djokovic by pulling off a sublime opening set victory on day one at Wimbledon. The 19-year-old is up against the Serbian tennis legend, and took an early lead inside a packed centre court against all the odds, winning the first set 6-4. Slipping and stumbling around the court, Djokovic was pegged back by the teenager from Sutton, and had no option but to surrender the first set. Jack Draper has taken a shock lead over Novak Djokovic on day one at Wimbledon Djokovic struggled to retain his footing and balance during a frenetic opening set RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Serena Williams becomes the latest top tennis player to DROP... 'I want to make sure that if it's my last that I go out on a... A Championships like no other: With the UK still in the grip... MIKE DICKSON: Novak Djokovic heads into Wimbledon as the... Share this article Share A passionate and partizan home...
    Queen Letizia of Spain showcased her trendsetting sense of style as she visited Residencia de Estudiantes 'Students Residence' in Madrid today. The mother-of-two, 48, presided over the meeting of the highest governing body of the institution, whose Honorary Presidency is held by her husband King Felipe. She cut an elegant figure in a floral blouse with statement frill sleeves which she paired with white trousers during the outing.   Meanwhile she recycled her espadrille heels from Macarena, which cost 65 euro, to complete the sophisticated summer's outfit.  Queen Letizia of Spain (pictured), beamed as she presided over a meeting at Students Residence in Madrid today The mother-of-two, 48, (pictured) donned a floral blouse with white trousers and matching espadrille heels for a summery outfit Queen Letizia, who wore a face mask throughout the visit, gave the illusion of being almost natural as she opted for very minimal makeup. She completed the look by styling her glossy brunette hair with a centre-parting, while sweeping it behind her ears for a regal appearance. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Amazon...
    A MANHUNT is underway after a man and a woman were shot dead and a third seriously injured in Germany today. Police commandos swarmed on the town of Espelkamp, around 50 miles from Hanover, searching for the gunman who is said to be armed and on the loose. 3Police in Espelkamp are hunting for a gunman on the loose who reportedly killed a man and a womanCredit: Alamy 3German authorities have locked parts of the cityCredit: @DrzyzgaKarolina/Storyful 3Police forces from across North Rhine-Westphalia have come together to hunt down the gunmanCredit: @DrzyzgaKarolina/Storyful German newspaper Bild initially cited police as saying that the situation appeared to be a case of someone “running amok” in the centre of the western town of Espelkamp. Police sealed off the town centre, firearms officers are scouring the streets for the perpetrator who is assumed to be armed. Heavily-armed police commandos were at the scene, with initial reports saying one person had been killed in an apparent "act of jealousy". Later police confirmed that a second person had died. There are reportedly two crime scenes, with...
    A COVID cluster in the North West is spreading across the region as cases of the Delta variant continue to rise. The interactive map below reveals if your area is a Covid hotspot after the government introduced extra measures across the region. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates Yesterday people in Cheshire, Warrington and Liverpool were told to minimise travel as cases continue to rise in these areas. They join Brits living in Manchester and Lancashire, where more testing and a surge in vaccines has been rolled out to combat the spread of the Delta variant. Boris Johnson yesterday revealed that the June 21 "Freedom Day" would be pushed back by four weeks. Addressing the nation, he was backed by England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, who revealed a shocking graph that showed a sharp rise in cases in the Delta variant in the North West. Prof Whitty explained :"There has been a 64 per...
    Former Penn State president Graham Spanier, accused of covering up Jerry Sandusky abuse allegations, leaves his preliminary hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Christopher Weddle/Centre Daily Times/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has reported to jail to start his sentence in a child engagement case linked to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. An online inmate locator shows that Spanier has started his sentence at the Centre County Correctional Facility in Centre County, Pennsylvania. It's unclear when he reported to jail, but a judge last month ordered him to begin serving his sentence by July 9, Penn Live reported. At the time, the judge said Spanier would spend at least two months behind bars for his misdemeanor conviction of endangering the welfare of children. Spanier was charged over his response to a 2001 report that Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach, had been seen showering alone with a boy in a team locker room. At the time, Spanier had called the incident horseplay and opted not to notify police, NBC Philadelphia...
    Trees and wildflowers blossom during all four seasons in Kunming, which is known as The City of Eternal Spring because of its year-round mild temperatures.  However, it is also home to something much less natural: a laboratory where scientists have been creating monkey embryos with a mutated gene so that, when born, they will age unusually fast. Such experiments are done to study human diseases such as autism, cancer, Alzheimer’s and muscular dystrophy. In another Chinese city, Wuhan – where the Covid-19 pandemic originated – scientists have created more than 1,000 genetically engineered animals, including monkeys and rabbits.  Lab animals are also injected with gene-altered viruses, some very similar to the organism that caused Covid-19. The fact is that China has a reputation for recklessly encouraging, or at least tolerating, all kinds of experiments that are not permitted elsewhere in the world.  And since the lucrative global biotech investment boom started, Chinese researchers seem to be taking even more daring risks with experiments on animals – and even humans – that would be deemed unethical in most Western countries. ...
    THIS James Bond-style home in the centre of London could be yours for just £395,000 - but there’s a catch. The home, right in the middle of Canary Wharf, boasts enough room for four bedrooms, a roof garden with a jacuzzi and a huge living area. 11The home is on sale for £395,000 11It boasts two floors as well as a roof terrace 11It has a huge kitchen with large windows 11The living area has plenty of space for activites However, it's a little bit out of the ordinary, as the new owners will be living their lives while floating on the Thames. The striking, sleek interiors are that of a 60ft architecturally designed houseboat which offers 1,201 square feet of living / office space.  The flexible layout, set over two floors, can be configured to any individual's needs and is currently arranged for use by a media company.  11The home is actually a boat - moored in Canary Wharf 11Its rooftop, complete with jacuzzi is perfect for sunny evenings 11Floor to ceiling windows light up the home On the...
    A MAN was stabbed in the face outside Morrisons supermarket in front of horrified shoppers yesterday. The 25-year-old was rushed to hospital after being knifed in broad daylight just off of Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. 3The man was stabbed in the face, arm and shoulder off of Piccadilly Gardens in ManchesterCredit: MEN Media 3Cordons are in place as investigations continueCredit: MEN Media Police said the 25-year-old man was attacked by another man outside of the Morrisons store just before 4pm yesterday. He was stabbed in the face, arm and shoulder during the attack. A large cordon was in place on Saturday evening with a section of Oldham Street being taped off - as witnesses saw blood-soaked clothes on the pavement, according to Manchester Evening News. The victim's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, cops confirmed. No arrests have yet been made - but police said it is believed to be an "isolated incident." In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at around 3.45pm on Saturday 24 April to a report of an assault off Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre....
    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is known for her impeccable sense of style and penchant for colour. And the royal, 49,  further cemented her fashion credentials today as as she wrapped up warm for Dutch spring in a colourful patterned coat and black leather gloves for a working visit to the Valentine School and Huntsman Holland BV in Rotterdam.  Donning a chic yellow and blue felt-style coat with a large square pattern over wide-leg black trousers and matching black polo neck top, the Queen looked at ease as she visited the centre.  Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is known for her impeccable sense of style and penchant for colour. And the royal, 49, further cemented her fashion credentials today as as she wrapped up warm for Dutch spring in a colourful patterned coat and black leather gloves for a working visit to the Valentine School and Huntsman Holland BV in Rotterdam Donning a chic yellow and blue felt-style coat with a large square pattern over wide-leg black trousers and matching black polo neck top Making certain her coat was the...
    Valencia's support of Mouctar Diakhaby continued on Monday as they made a powerful and clear stance against racism during training on Monday. Less than 24 hours previously, the centre back was the target of alleged racist abuse from Cadiz's Juan Cala during their LaLiga clash. As a result of the allegation, Valencia walked off the pitch in protest. And on Monday they continued their hardline policy against racism by uniting as a team once more. Valencia players stood as one in a show of solidarity to Mouctar Diakhaby (front) at training on Monday after he was the target of alleged racist abuse against Cadiz on Sunday Valencia defender Diakhaby was unhappy following a comment by Cadiz's Juan Cala (left) Diakhaby explained his position to the referee before deciding to walk off the pitch  Cala has since 'strenuously denied' allegations against him suggesting he racially abused him Standing as one at training; the first-team squad, manager Javi Gracia, his coaching staff and president Anil Murthy all stood together and showed their palms of their right hand to indicate to put a...
    Music triggers the same reward centre in the brain as alcohol and cocaine, a new study reveals.   Neuroscientists in Canada focused on the effect of pop music in the brain using magnetic imaging and 'transcranial magnetic stimulation'. Stimulating nerve cells in the brain's reward pathway led to enhanced music-induced pleasure and motivation in participants, the experts found.  Communication between the brain's auditory and reward circuits is the reason why humans find music rewarding, they say.   Neuroimaging studies highlight similarities between how the brain's reward circuits process music and other rewards like food, money, and alcohol  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Getting dumped really can break your heart: The stress of a... Human brains are larger than those of gorillas and... Scientists find a way to plant ideas in people's DREAMS to... Good news for men! Practicing simple challenges improves... Share this article Share 'Music's ability to induce feelings of pleasure has been the subject of intense neuroscientific research lately,' say the authors, led by experts from McGill University in Montreal. ...
    BUILDERS have been voted the best lovers in the country — with call centre workers ranked the worst. Almost three quarters of the partners of builders and construction workers rated their lovers at least eight out of ten. 2Builders have been voted the best lovers in the countryCredit: Image Bank - Getty 2 Advertising workers are the next best in bed, followed by estate agents, then doctors and nurses, lawyers, engineers and teachers. But bringing up the rear along with call centre workers in the list of the worst lovers are charity workers, consultants, HR staff and waiters and chefs. Nurse Kelly Ward, 32, has been with builder Trish Bhart, 34, for a decade and has no argument with the findings from a poll of 2,000 by sleep experts The Dozy Owl. Kelly, of Leicester, said: “I think it’s the hard hat. There’s just something about it that really gets me going. Most read in NewsSTUDENT 'MURDER'Teen charged with murder of law student, 18, who died in his mum's armsExclusiveMEG TIED THE NOTMeghan & Harry's wedding certificate proves they did...
    Maalouf Ashford & Talbot Maalouf Ashford & Talbot Named Law Firm of the Year for 2021 in 13 Countries and in Multiple Categories Maalouf Ashford & Talbot Named Law Firm of the Year for 2021 in 13 Countries and in Multiple Categories NEW YORK, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, one of the world’s leading international law firms, today announced that the Firm has been named Law Firm of the Year for 2021 in 13 Countries and in multiple categories including: UNITED STATES Arbitration & LitigationBanking & FinanceCapital MarketsComplianceCorporateEnergyEnvironmentalFull ServiceIslamic FinanceInternational Trade & FinanceM&AOil & GasShipping & MaritimeTaxReal Estate DUBAI Arbitration & LitigationBanking & FinanceComplianceCorporateIntellectual PropertyOil & GasPharmaceuticals & BiotechnologyReal EstateShipping & MaritimeTechnology, Media & TelecommunicationsReal Estate SAUDI ARABIA Arbitration & LitigationCorporateComplianceIntellectual PropertyM&AOil & GasRegulatoryReal Estate BAHRAIN Arbitration & LitigationBanking & FinanceComplianceCorporateOil & GasRegulatoryReal Estate EGYPT Arbitration & LitigationCorporateComplianceIntellectual PropertyPharmaceuticals & BiotechnologyRegulatoryTechnologyMedia & TelecommunicationsReal Estate IRAQ Arbitration & LitigationComplianceCorporateInternational Trade & FinancePharmaceuticals & BiotechnologyRegulatory JORDAN Arbitration & LitigationComplianceCorporateInternational Trade & FinancePharmaceuticals & BiotechnologyRegulatory LEBANON Arbitration & LitigationBanking & FinanceComplianceCorporateM&AOil & GasPharmaceuticals &...
    It may be time to rewrite the textbooks, as scientists have discovered the Earth has a 'fifth layer' in the form of an innermost inner core at the centre of the planet. Geologists from the Australian National University created search algorithms allowing them to trawl through thousands of models of the Earth's inner core. For a long time textbooks have taught that the Earth has four layers: the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core, but a fifth layer has been suspected for more than a decade but proved near impossible to detect. Scientists spotted changes to the structure of iron within the inner core that suggests a new 'boundary line' stretching about 650km from the centre of the Earth. 'It's very exciting - and might mean we have to re-write the textbooks!,' said study lead author Joanne Stephenson. For a long time textbooks have taught that the Earth has four layers: the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core, but a fifth layer has been suspected for more than a decade but...
    PRINCE William met The Sun’s Jabs Army heroes today to thank them for their efforts. The Duke of Cambridge, 38, hailed vaccination centre staff and volunteers for stepping up when the “chips are down”. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 6Prince William met The Sun’s Jabs Army heroes yesterday to thank them for their effortsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Wills reckoned: “It’s amazing how adaptable we can be when we need to be. It’s made us reassess our priorities.” He travelled a short distance from his home at Anmer Hall, Norfolk, to the centre in King’s Lynn. It was his first public engagement since Christmas. Stewart and Fliss Davidson, from Downham Market, are among 50,000 Sun readers who signed up to our Jabs Army. Fliss, 54, said: “We really love the opportunity to do something useful. We feel very lucky. “It was really amazing to meet him and completely unexpected. He was charming and asking after the patients and how we’re finding it.” Husband Stewart, 58, added: "We’ve got to do our bit to get the...
    HE’S a TV host with a 20-year career — but to many of OAPs arriving for their vaccine, Vernon Kay was just another friendly faced steward. Joining The Sun’s Jabs Army in his home town of Bolton, Vernon began his day taking temperatures with a hand-held device to ensure patients were well. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 11Vernon Kay visits a vaccination centre at Bolton StadiumCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 11The TV presenter met with patients and staff membersCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Sign up at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk And while some recognised the man behind the mask, a couple muddled him up with comic Peter Kay, a fellow Boltonian, after which Vernon joked: “Only when he’s been on a diet!” Vernon, 46, was helping out at Bolton Wanderers’ stadium, which is among the country’s larger vaccine sites. He went to school, and married, nearby. He was keen to join our 50,000-strong Jabs Army of volunteers doing their bit to assist the rollout across the UK. Vernon said: “I wanted to help out. There’s such...
    ANOTHER 39 coronavirus mass vaccination sites across England are opening their doors this week with the total number of sites now topping 1,500. There are now almost 90 large vaccination centres and 192 sites run by High Street pharmacies plus 250 hospital hubs and 1,000 GP centres, according to the NHS. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3The government is ramping up its vaccination programmeCredit: Reuters Where are the Covid mass vaccination centres? The government had already opened centres in London, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Surrey and Stevenage. The locations are: Robertson House in Stevenage ExCel Centre in London Centre for Life in Newcastle Etihad Tennis Centre in Manchester Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol Millennium Point in Birmingham Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset Taunton Racecourse, Somerset Blackburn Cathedral, Lancashire Slough Salt Hill Activity Centre, Berkshire Norwich Food Court, Norfolk The Lodge in Wickford, Essex Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston, Lincolnshire St Helens Rugby Ground, Merseyside Park-and-ride at Askham Bar, York Olympic Office Centre, Wembley Another...
    Amsterdam officials are set to vote on whether to radically change its historic centre to relocate the famed red light district and attract 'better quality' tourists.  Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the city attracted 20 million tourists per year and was known for its thriving nightlife and cannabis-selling cafes and bars.  Cannabis has been readily available in coffee shops in Singel, Amsterdam, where the red-light district is located and prostitution is also allowed, but Mayor Femke Halsema is seeking political support to stop foreigners visiting to get high.  Under the new plans she has put forward, Halsema is hoping to turn the focus away from sex and drugs and make the inner city more livable for locals. The city of Amsterdam is set to vote on whether to radically change its historic centre to relocate the famed red light district and attract 'better quality' tourists Her proposals include moving the Red Light District to a purpose-built erotic centre outside of the main hub.  Tours of the legal prostitution zone, which have been deemed 'disrespectful' to sex-workers, by deputy Mayor Victor Everhardt, were already...
    A COVID testing centre has been burned to the ground on the first night of a curfew in the Netherlands. The attack comes as lock down protests grip Europe with police pelted with rocks and politicians burned in effigy. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5The testing centre in Urk was set alight Credit: AP:Associated Press 5Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen burned in effigyCredit: EPA Video from Urk, 50 miles northeast of Amsterdam, showed youths breaking into the coronavirus testing facility near the village's harbour before it was set ablaze. The blaze came on the first day of a new 9 pm to 4:30 am curfew - the country's first since World War II. Local officials and police said the fire was “not only unacceptable, but also a slap in the face, especially for the local health authority staff who do all they can at the test centre to help people from Urk”. They added:  “The curfew will be strictly enforced for the next week.” Health Minister Hugo de Jonge also condemned the...
    A schoolboy has been left in a coma after he was brutally beaten by unidentified attackers in the heart of Paris last week. The violent assault was captured on CCTV camera and shows the gang surrounding  the teenage boy, Yuri, from Ukraine and beating him unconscious. The incident took place near the Eiffel Tower and the Beaugrenelle Shopping Center at 6.30pm in Paris on January 15. Yuri has been left in a coma after he was brutally beaten by unidentified attackers in the heart of Paris last week The violent assault was captured on CCTV camera and shows the gang surrounding the teenage boy Yuri was with friends when the attack took place and the teenager was the only one who did not manage to escape.  He was surrounded by a group of assailants who were reportedly wielding metal rods, bats and knives that left him with skull punctures, arm and rib fractures, stab wounds and eye trauma.  The boy, 15, is currently in a coma in a hospital in the city after the attack that resulted in...
    Police raided a lockdown-breaking wedding at a Jewish girls' school last night - 10 months after its principal died of Covid-19. Four hundred guests packed inside Yesodey Hatorah Girls' Senior School in Stamford Hill, north London, which is being used as a coronavirus testing centre. The organiser was fined the maximum £10,000 penalty and five others were stung £200 after officers busted the address at 9.14pm following a tip-off. The building's windows had been covered to stop people seeing inside and many of the guests fled as the police arrived and avoided being fined. Downing Street today condemned the 'selfish' illegal gathering which took place hours after Priti Patel announced a police crackdown on rule-breakers. The Home Secretary said people attending illegal house parties will face £800 fines from next week, doubling for each offence up to a maximum of £6,400. Jewish leaders blasted the wedding - which costs about £750 at the venue - with the Chief Rabbi branding it 'a most shameful desecration of all that we hold dear'. Yesodey Hatorah was run by Rabbi Avrohom Pinter until he was...
    This is the incredible moment a huge catfish dubbed the 'Loch Ness of La Seine' is pulled from the water in Paris city centre. Footage shows a man fishing the creature out of the water before laying it on the riverside as crowds gather around him to take a peek.   Lina Lovisa Nilsson, who lives nearby, captured the clip on her mobile phone below the Louvre Museum in France's capital city on Wednesday.  The massive catfish, which was nicknamed an 'ancient dinosaur' and 'monster', was released back into the river afterwards. Footage shows a man fishing the huge catfish out of the water below the Louvre Museum on Wednesday before laying it on the riverside as crowds gather around him to take a peek In the video, onlookers can be heard gasping in astonishment while one says 'what a beast' as the fish is pulled from the water. Ms Lovisa Nilsson told MailOnline: 'I have never seen anything like this in any major city I have visited. 'People shouted "Loch Ness of La Seine" and called it an ancient dinosaur...
    The Colosseum in Rome is to get a new retractable floor so that visitors can experience what it was like for gladiators to stand in the middle of the iconic arena almost 2,000 years ago.   Italian authorities are currently accepting proposals for the design of the new floor, which must be submitted for review by February 1 and fit stringent criteria laid out by officials overseeing the €10 million (£9 million) project.  Officials also demand the floor must be fully retractable and be able to deploy rapidly in the event of adverse weather.  The Colosseum has been without a floor for well over a millennium after the arena, which once hosted brutal battles between gladiators, fell into disrepair following the demise of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD. Rome wants to rebuild the floor to give a better impression of what the amphitheatre was like in its bloody heyday, when viscous beasts and savage warriors duelled on its sands in front of 35,000 raucous Romans. 'We want to give an idea of how it was and we are...
    Shocking footage of Chinese children forced to wash their faces in a squat toilet has emerged, sparking outrage on social media. The short clip, filmed at a sports training centre, shows a girl and a boy scooping water from a toilet bowl before rubbing it on their faces. The youngsters were disciplined because they had failed to clean the bathroom properly, a parent has accused. The short clip, filmed at a sports training centre in north-eastern China's Liaoning Province, shows a girl and a boy scooping water from a toilet bowl before rubbing it on their faces RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Female Bloomberg News journalist is arrested in Beijing for... Faithful pet dog runs alongside his owner's wedding convoy... Chinese flight attendants are told to wear diapers to avoid... Ruff day! Pet dog looks incredibly sad after his owner... Share this article Share The pupils' coach was suspended from their position for subjecting the youngsters to the physical punishment in north-eastern China's Liaoning Province, according to an...
    THE Walking Dead's extended tenth season will be taking on a brand new format when it arrives next year. The AMC zombie drama announced that it would be adding six episodes to the season after a year of production delays caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. The best thrillers on Netflix The most terrifying horrors on Netflix The best true crime series on Netflix Negan's standalone episode is Scott Gimple's favourite However, this caused some confusion, given that the show aired its hotly-anticipated finale back in October. It turns out that rather than simply pick up where the finale left off, the new episodes will take the form of standalone stories deliving into various characters' pasts. These flashbacks aim to flesh out some of the franchise's most prominent characters, who previously may not have been in focus. Executive Producer Scott Gimple said that while the bridge picks up "in the afternmath of 10A and 10B" and "is part of that story," the new format was in fact inspired by spin-off series Fear The Walking Dead. Lucille will make...
    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked effortlessly chic as she donned a gold ensemble with dragonfly adornments for a vist to a residential care facility.  The 49-year-old visited the Willem van den Bergh residential care park in Noordwijk to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  She donned a chic mustard-yellow ensemble,which she paired with a statement plaid winter coat for on-trend autumnal style.  The mother-of-three complemented the look with a pair of pointed-toe heels, an understated black clutch bag and a blue face mask. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands (left and right) looked effortlessly chic as she attended an official engagement earlier today the Willem van den Bergh residential care park in Noordwijk The Dutch royal (pictured) maintained her reputation for glamour by accessorising with a pair of gold hoop earrings and a statement brooch The Dutch royal maintained her reputation for glamour by accessorising with a pair of gold hoop earrings and a set of statement dragonfly brooches. Queen Maxima wore her blonde locks in her usual off-centre parting and opted for a light slick of make-up...
    At least one person is thought to have been killed with several others injured in a suspected gun and suicide attack near a synagogue in Vienna. A huge manhunt is underway for the gunman, according to local reports, with an accomplice thought to have 'blown themselves up' during the rampage.   Kronen Zeitung, Austria's largest newspaper, is reporting the incident as a terror attack, with a police officer said to have been shot and left in a critical condition.  Though Vienna police have yet to official confirm the nature of the incident, they are ordering the public to stay away from the city centre and public transport  Shocking social media footage believed to be taken near the scene showing people ducking and weaving as they run for cover, with shots ringing out.  An Austrian policeman overlooks an area in Vienna after a shooting in the city centre. Multiple gunshots were fired in central Vienna on Monday evening, police said, while media reported that there had been an attack close to a synagogue Polce block a street near Schwedenplatz square after...
    Childhood obesity could be the result of changes in the reward centre of a young brain that leads to a 'vicious cycle' of overeating, a new study found. Researchers from Yale University studied the brains of more than 5,000 children using a novel MRI technique that shows up signs of inflammation. They found a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens delivered a 'hit' to certain children when they eat junk food - the same children who were overweight and had gained weight when checked on by researchers a year later.  The team hope the information can help identify children at risk of problem eating and target them with diet advice early on before it becomes a serious issue.   Childhood obesity could be the result of changes in the reward centre of a young brain that leads to a 'vicious cycle' of overeating, a new study found. Stock image Study author Richard Watts said inflammation was known to be associated with obesity, but until now researchers weren't sure exactly how the brain responded.  Watts and colleagues believe children...
    Beirut faced fresh misery today as a third fire broke out in the space of a week in a city still reeling from the catastrophic port explosion which killed nearly 200 people last month.  Black clouds of smoke were pouring from the futuristic Zaha Hadid-designed shopping centre today on the main road that passes by the port in central Beirut.  The cause of the fire is not clear, but firefighters doused the bright red flames with water hoses fired from a crane into the smouldering facade of the building.  Three fires in the last week have brought fresh anguish to a city still in shock from the August 4 blast that devastated Beirut and unleashed a wave of outrage at corruption and incompetence among Lebanon's elite.  While Emmanuel Macron is spearheading efforts to turn the country around, France is on a collision course with Washington which warned today that the crisis could not be resolved without addressing Hezbollah's arms supplies.  A crowd gathers around the Zaha Hadid-designed shopping centre which caught fire in Beirut today in the third blaze...
    The centre of the Milky Way is glowing. Yes, there’s a massive chonkin’ black gap there, and it can be a really energetic area, but you can find an added higher-electricity, gamma-ray glow, higher than and beyond the action we know about, and it is really a little something that is yet to be defined.   This glow is termed the Galactic Centre GeV Excess (GCE), and astronomers have been making an attempt to figure it out for many years. One hotly debated rationalization is that the glow may theoretically be manufactured by the annihilation of dark make a difference – but new study is a nail in that idea’s coffin. In a collection of exhaustive styles that include modern developments in simulating the galactic bulge and other resources of gamma-ray emission in the galactic centre, a staff of astrophysicists have dominated out dim issue annihilation as the supply of the glow. This finding, the crew claims, offers dark issue considerably less area to disguise – positioning more powerful constraints on its houses that could assist in long run searches....
    LEARNERS can now book driving tests again following the hiatus caused by the coronavirus lockdown. But how many driving test centres are there in the UK? 3Learners can now book driving tests againCredit: Alamy How many driving test centres are there in the UK? There are about 380 driving test centres in the UK. Some operate part-time, but most operate full-time. If you're in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can now book a driving test as the website reopened on Wednesday, August 26. Each driving test centre has unique driving test routes that are planned by the examiners around the respective local areas. Test routes will vary dramatically depending on where they are located - with city dwellers more likely to have harder routes because of busier roads. How do I find my nearest test centre? Finding your nearest driving test centre is easy. If you are learning with an instructor, speak to them about your nearest and most suitable test centre. You can also check which test centres are closest to you using the gov.co.uk website. When you're...
    INCREDIBLE images show naked models camouflaged with body paint and made invisible against a range of scenic backgrounds. The pictures were created by German artist Jörg Düsterwald, 54, who has been using body paint in his work for over 20 years. 12A model camouflaged at the the Fischer winery in Neckarsulm, Germany (Hint: look at the barn door)Credit: Verwendung weltweit 12The famous Luneburg Heath in Lower Saxony (Hint: in the centre of the heather)Credit: Verwendung weltweit 12Near the Regenstein Castle in the Harz Mountains (Hint: the large rock to the left of centre)Credit: Verwendung weltweit 12In front of a magnolia tree in the Gutspark, HasperdeCredit: Avalon.red. All rights reserved. The photos require the model to be meticulously painted before being carefully positioned on the intended background. Once the model is in place, Jörg will add details to the paint work to ensure they blend in as well as possible. Each shoot is planned in detail and typically takes several hours. Jörg has used his skills in numerous creative projects, including artwork, advertising, and TV marketing...
    CHELSEA have a massive summer ahead as they plan to close the gap on Liverpool and Man City at the top of the Premier League. Frank Lampard led the Blues to a top four finish and the Champions League in an excellent first season in charge. 12Frank Lampard had a great first season at Chelsea - but the pressure will be ramped up next termCredit: Reuters Lampard, who may yet make the FA Cup the first trophy of his managerial career, had minimal expectations this season. Chelsea managers of yesteryear were sacked over failing to win league titles or impress in the Champions League. On the other hand, the transfer ban and loss of Eden Hazard meant Lampard's first season would be considered a success if he made the top four. But the heat is now on. 12The arrivals of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech mean Chelsea will be expected to close the gap to Liverpool and Man CityCredit: Getty Images Chelsea have already made major moves in attracting Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to Stamford Bridge, doubly impressive...
    Australians have been warned they could face 'arbitrary detention' in China if they travel to the communist nation. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released a travel advice update on Tuesday featuring a chilling message for travellers planning to head to mainland China.  Australians have already been told not to travel overseas during the coronavirus pandemic.  But the update went further and stated the Chinese government has detained foreigners who it accused of 'endangering national security'. 'China will not allow most foreigners to enter China due to COVID-19,' the DFAT update reads. 'Direct flights between China and Australia have significantly reduced. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Australians are at risk of 'arbitrary detention' if they travel to China. Pictured: a man carries a Chinese flag during Hong Kong pro-democracy protests in Harbour City shopping mall in Hong Kong in December 2019 'If despite our advice you travel to China, you'll be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine. Quarantine requirements may change at short notice. 'If you're already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend...
    The capturing took spot all around 3 p.m. PT Saturday, Red Bluff City Supervisor Rick Crabtree advised CNN by cellphone. A vehicle had rammed into the distribution centre, which commenced a hearth, Crabtree explained. The hearth wasn’t very considerable, Crabtree explained. An unidentified person was shot on scene and taken to the hospital, he stated. It truly is not very clear whether law enforcement shot the suspect. “There was an energetic shooter, he was shot, last I listened to he was on his way to the medical center,” Crabtree mentioned. Hendrickson mentioned that St. Elizabeth Group Healthcare facility in Red Bluff, section of Dignity Health and fitness, gained a whole of six patients from the Walmart Distribution Centre. Two are dead and 4 are in honest condition, Hendrickson claimed. She was not in a position to give information on the mother nature of the accidents or the ages of the people introduced to the healthcare facility. Dispatchers obtained many calls from the distribution centre reporting an lively shooter and several shots fired, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Yvette Borden explained...
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