The transfer ban could have a significant impact on the future of Hazard and to the extent to which the club are able to back Sarri Adam Davy/PA WireChelsea have been banned by Fifa from signing players for the next two transfer windows for breaching rules over the transfer of 29 youth players. The sanction means that the club will not be able to sign players until the summer of 2020 but Chelsea said they will challenge Fifa’s decision, which is expected to delay the imposition of any ban until January next year. Chelsea’s appeal means it is likely the club will still be able to make signings this summer, which could influence the decision on whether Eden Hazard is sold or not. The move to sign Christian Pulisic for £57.6 million and loan him back to Borussia Dortmund in January was in part to counter a possible transfer ban and also to…
February 22, 2019 12:08 UTC
Bear Grylls, right, and the American dancer Derek Hough killed the frog while they were filming in the Rila mountains in 2017 Getty ImagesThere are two ways to boil a frog. One option is to raise the temperature of the water so subtly that the frog never realises it is being cooked, so the myth goes. Bear Grylls took another approach. The British adventurer is facing a fine of up to €2,500 after catching, killing, gutting and boiling a frog in a Bulgarian nature reserve for a US television series. In 2017 he took the American dancer…
February 22, 2019 12:00 UTC
Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool, Merson picked his combined team using both sets of players. You would have expected Andrew Robertson to complete an all-Liverpool defence, but Merson had other ideas. He picked Luke Shaw at left-back over the flying Scotsman who has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s most consistent players this season. Marcus Rashford leads the line, with Liverpool’s attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane behind him. Combined teams are always a matter of opinion and there were a few of Merson’s inclusions that supporters began to argue about.
February 22, 2019 11:37 UTC
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February 22, 2019 11:26 UTC
What makes these endurance athletes different from others who pursue similar challenges as part of a team, or while competing against fellow athletes? Carlson set off solo from Newfoundland in a custom-made boat and landed at the Isles of Scilly a little more than 38 days later. On that run, Carlson always had other runners and support staff around. Photograph: Jessica GoldmanBefore her 91-day run, Goldman had completed two long, solo bike rides, as well as ultra races. With food, everything is ready for you at the store.”While some ultra runners find comfort in the proximity of their fellow athletes, Goldman said it adds a layer of pressure.
February 22, 2019 10:00 UTC
On Friday he said: “I am appalled at the offence and distress Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party have caused to Jewish people. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Eight Labour MPs who quit to form the Independent Group have been joined by three former Tories. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PABut Austin told his local newspaper he had not spoken to TIG. Austin told the Express & Star that, under Corbyn, Labour had altered. A party spokesperson said: “We regret that Ian Austin has left the Labour party.
February 22, 2019 09:11 UTC
M&A is back, or at least that is what it feels like this morning. After a lull in takeover activity with Brexit on the horizon, two significant deals have been announced. First, Non-Standard Finance, the sub-prime lender, has made a £1.3 billion offer for larger rival Provident Financial. The deal would be an all-share reverse takeover and see John van Kuffeler, the founder and chief executive of NSF, retake control of Provident, a company he ran for 22 years as chief executive and then chairman. It is the second biggest provider of guarantor loans behind Amigo and also offers branch-based loans of up to £1,000 as well as loans at home.
What a week. Instead we were confronted with the spectacle of Actual News. Some actual MPs actually resigned, rather than simply telling us that they might or hinting that they really, really wanted to. Yes, in the week of the Brit awards, 12 MPs announced that they were quitting the band. Whether it ends up being a supergroup or an S Club 7 tribute act remains to be seen but the atmosphere in parliament was briefly electrified.
In 1997, the old Cardiff Arms Park was crammed with 53,000 as Wales hosted England in the Five Nations Championship and were crushed 34-13. It was also the final time the brilliant Jonathan Davies walked off the Arms Park. Davies played both union and league for Wales and this photograph shows his emotion after a heavy defeat. Only four years later, in 2001, Wales again hosted England, this time in the Six Nations at the new Millennium Stadium. He dummied away from the England back row before pinning back his ears and outpacing Ben Cohen and Iain…
But Jurgen Klopp’s team come up against a rejuvenated United team under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “I actually think for Liverpool, it’s a blessing that United are doing so well,” Murphy said on Sky Sports’ The Debate. “Of course you’d rather have them really bad but they’re doing so well and my logic is they’re doing so well that they’re going to come for you. Danny Murphy reveals why Man Utd's form is a 'BLESSING' for LiverpoolJurgen Klopp is hoping to lead Liverpool to their first Premier League title“If they come for Liverpool, that will suit Liverpool. “You rarely see a Liverpool team that don’t set up to try and win.
February 22, 2019 08:26 UTC
Real Madrid have a plan to sign Eden HazardThe Belgian joined the Blues in 2012 from Lille and has given the club almost seven years of outstanding service. Hazard has flirted with the idea of joining Real Madrid and admitted earlier in the season that he wanted to join the club after the World Cup. And according to Spanish outlet AS, Real Madrid have hatched a plan to sign Hazard which involves Thibaut Courtois. “[He is] waiting for something, and that something only means one thing: Real Madrid." Related articles Latest Gareth Bale transfer claim is massive for Chelsea and SpursHazard's deal expires in 2020Courtois joined Real Madrid for £35million last summer
February 22, 2019 08:21 UTC
“So, what might this gas be?”“CO 2 ”“Good, but what does CO 2 stand for?”“Oh, carbon dioxide,” reels off the whole class as one. Teachers to join climate protests to demand curriculum reform Read moreSecondary students know CO 2 . This common gas, essential for many processes occurring on our planet, is intertwined throughout the secondary school curriculum. Play Video 1:20 Thousands of UK students strike over climate change – videoThe newly updated KS4 science curriculum shows promise. • Edmund Stubbs is a secondary school science teacher based in east London
February 22, 2019 07:02 UTC
We are sorry, you need to be a subscriber to watch this videoWe are sorry, you need to be a subscriber to watch this videoIn many ways it was a lift-off like any other. Engines fired and smoke filled the sky as 550 tonnes of metal were put on their steady vertical path towards the Earth’s outer atmosphere. Last night’s launch at Cape Canaveral of an unmanned Israeli spacecraft, however, was also the start of a journey to make history as Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis, was set on course to undertake the first privately funded moon landing. The spacecraft weighs 500kg and is the size of a dishwasher. If its two-month mission is successful Israel will become the fourth country to land on the moon.
February 22, 2019 06:17 UTC
And yet the newbie talkshow Soft Focus With Jena Friedman is thrillingly unexpected: a bold blend of feminist politics and heart-in-your-mouth edginess. In the opening credits of Soft Focus, Friedman’s voiceover announces that the show is the light touch that hard issues sometimes need. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gilberto Valle on Soft Focus. Facebook Twitter Pinterest John McAfee on Soft Focus. “You just did that yourself.”Soft Focus with Jena Friedman is on Adult Swim.
February 22, 2019 06:01 UTC
Liverpool boss Klopp saw his side beaten by Real Madrid in last year’s Champions League final, with Gareth Bale scoring twice to gift Los Blancos the prize. Liverpool currently only trail Manchester City on goal difference and, given their formidable attacking arsenal, are dreaming of Champions League glory too. It is claimed that, should Klopp do well this season, Real Madrid will add him to their managerial wishlist. Liverpool news: Real Madrid could replace Santiago Solari with Jurgen KloppLiverpool news: Jurgen Klopp could become a Real Madrid targetTrendingBut, if Klopp wins the league title or guides Liverpool onto the latter stages of the Champions League, he will become a target. Liverpool news: Real Madrid could axe Santiago Solari at the end of the season
February 22, 2019 06:00 UTC