Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that none of his players have expressed concern about returning to training amid the coronavirus pandemic. All football has been halted in the UK ever since March 13 due to the COVID-19 outbreak but Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to resume contact training. Klopp told beIN SPORTS’ Keys & Gray Show when asked if any of his players expressed concern: “Not at all, we spoke of course about it. The German boss added: “Look, we have usually this situation in summer preparation, some teams have six weeks preparation. "Some, like us, two weeks preparation for when all the international players are away.
May 29, 2020 19:40 UTC
SIG employs about 9,000 people and has almost 600 branches but in recent years its share price has tumbledSIG, a roofing and insulation supplies group, is to be bailed out by a private equity firm. In the first of what the market says will be a number of “Pipe” rescues — public investment by private equity — Clayton Dubilier & Rice is to stump up half an expected £150 million fundraising to get SIG, formerly Sheffield Insulations, back into shape. If it had been a rights issue with existing shareholders, the fundraising would have been broadly on a one-for-one basis as the money SIG is raising virtually matches its market valuation. CD&R, an American firm, will effectively be taking a 25 per cent stake in the enlarged capital of the company with the option in a secondary fundraising to take that holding up
May 29, 2020 16:06 UTC
Stephen RossHigh Biggins, Cumbria• Last year I saw an albino pheasant occasionally on walks through local countryside. Bill CookKelso, Scottish Borders• In the early 1940s I saw a white pheasant on my grandmother’s farm in Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. Richard JamesHighworth, Wiltshire• I saw a pure white albino pheasant a few weeks ago while out cycling. Prof Mary HamiltonArnside, Cumbria• I also saw a white pheasant, for the first time, in Northumberland last week. Tony LawWhissendine, Rutland• Albino pheasants have been sighted in The Cotswolds.
May 29, 2020 15:56 UTC
Here, the PA news agency looks at what sports fans can expect to see in the coming weeks and months. A full set of fixtures would then take place across the weekend of June 19-21. A return for the Championship is anticipated but League One and League Two look set to go the way of Scottish football, with early curtailments. Plans have been drawn up to hold the delayed Test series against the West Indies in July, with matches starting on July 8, 16 and 24. More info 🔗 https://t.co/bCsP6HG1v2 pic.twitter.com/BT1OhNNFD7 — UCI (@UCI_cycling) May 19, 2020A revised schedule for the UCI World Tour takes place from August 1, with 25 events planned.
May 29, 2020 13:52 UTC
As chief reporter for the Mail, Barrow’s daily newspaper, Fenton, 35, had made a few enemies over the years. Just 279 words in length, the story said the woman had appeared in court charged with seven counts of perverting the course of justice. The law applies to everyone, not just journalists, but many of the people who started threatening Fenton for her reporting on the case do not understand this, she said. Some of those threatening Fenton suggested that because she is from Blackburn-with-Darwen, Lancashire, which has a large Asian population, she is “in” this rumoured gang. Yet Cumbria police says it conducted a year-long, independently peer-reviewed investigation and found no evidence such a gang existed.
May 29, 2020 12:56 UTC
Golf icon Tiger Woods headlines a new set of Sky Original sporting documentaries. Sky said in a press release: "As fans anticipate the return of live sport, Sky is set to offer TV customers access to a selection of popular sporting documentaries via the brand-new Sky Documentaries service, Sky Sports and NOW TV. "Among the diverse line up is the brand-new Sky Original documentary, Tiger Woods: Back. When will Tiger Woods: Back be released? READ MORE: Tiger Woods net worth: The staggering fortune - How rich is Woods?
May 29, 2020 12:22 UTC
Given international fixtures will be squeezed into a two-month period this summer, and given the uncertainties over how far players will be able to move from venue to venue and, therefore, between formats, once behind-closed-doors cricket resumes, the selectors gave themselves maximum room for manoeuvre by announcing 55 players yesterday who will be returning to practice before the Test series against West Indies, starting July 8. That number represents just under 15 per cent of the England-qualified workforce in county cricket. Removing those county cricketers right at the start of their careers, such as those on rookie contracts, and those at the end of the road who would be a long way from the selectors’ radar, then it accounts for considerably more.
May 29, 2020 11:15 UTC
Traffic levels are on the up but insurers fear that the pandemic will lead to capacity constraints at garagesAs traffic returns to the roads fears that Britain’s car insurance market will take months to return to normality have sent its leading players into reverse. Shares in Admiral Group — the operator which also owns Confused.com — dropped 3 per cent, or 71p, to £23.05 this morning after Barclays suggested that the strong performance of leading insurers “may be coming to an end”. The number of insured cars across the country fell sharply during the last recession, and it took eight years for it to return to the level at which it stood in 2007. “Despite cars slowly returning to the roads, we believe driving and demand for motor insurance may take a while to recover,” Barclays told clients. The end of the Covid-19
May 29, 2020 11:03 UTC
★★★★☆Lady Gaga has been through a lot of phases in her decade-and-a-half career: club kid, meat dress-wearing weirdo, Madonna-like pop superstar, down-home country rocker and, when she made an album of standards with Tony Bennett, the jazzy, musical theatre-loving, piano bar-frequenting Italian-American New Yorker she really is. Now Gaga has entered a new phase that, were she from Europe and not the Upper West Side, would surely become a reality: potential Eurovision Song Contest winner. Eurovision is laughed at for being camp, over the top, melodramatic, in poor taste . all the things that make for great pop, in other words. It also celebrates hardworking songs brimming with hooks, melody and vitality, and Gaga has just given us an album’s worth of
May 29, 2020 11:03 UTC
My partner has been living a double life. I discovered that he has been seeing another woman for years. To the outside world, he is the life and soul of the party, but the real him is very different. A couple of weeks later, he started texting me again, as if nothing had happened. How can I stop thinking about him and the other woman, and be happy?
May 29, 2020 10:52 UTC
that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Trump’s attack on mail-in ballots, by contrast, is far more ominous. The politics of disenfranchisement has emerged as a staple of Republican electoral strategy, and the reasons for targeting mail-in ballots are not hard to divine. Far more alarmingly, Trump’s attack on the reliability of mail-in votes establishes the groundwork for a radical refusal to acknowledge electoral defeat. In contrast to ballots cast in-person on 3 November, mail-in ballots often cannot be fully counted until several days after the election.
May 29, 2020 10:30 UTC
Boris Johnson sacrifices top scientists on altar of Classic Dom | John Crace Read moreTuesdayHistory has a habit of repeating itself. He replied that, as far he was concerned, Dom had broken the government guidelines on three separate occasions but he wasn’t going to make too much of a fuss about it. Britain is world famous for its studio potters and yet they consistently go unrecognised by the art world at home. It’s as if ceramics is considered to be lower in the cultural hierarchy: a craft rather than an art form. Digested week, digested: Cummings but no goings.
May 29, 2020 10:22 UTC
According to the Rainforest Alliance, it has certified about 40% of farms exporting the fruit to the region. WhatsApp messages seen by the Guardian appear to show plantation bosses alerting managers to Rainforest Alliance auditors on an inspection in March 2019. Another manager who worked for the plantation for nearly five years says that Rainforest Alliance auditors interviewed him during the last three audits. That’s why I’m here.”In a statement, the Rainforest Alliance says that all of its certified plantations are required to comply with strict audits and inspections. He recently posted publicly on Facebook about union suppression, and the use of undocumented workers at certified plantations.
May 29, 2020 09:56 UTC
Beginning with my rape at 14, sex has been a disturbing, sometimes violent and always unfulfilling experience. I thought the disclosure of my vulnerability and my history of abuse would ensure he would treat me respectfully and with care. The sex felt forceful and, during oral intercourse, I became so distressed that my bladder, weakened by childbirth, lost control and I wet the bed. It is as though the abuse I experienced as a child has trapped me in this pattern I unwillingly recreate to my own detriment. • Each week, a reader tells us about their sex life.
May 29, 2020 09:00 UTC
Pre-tax profits have slumped at Nationwide Building Society, falling 44 per cent to £466 million as it set aside cash for PPI mis-selling claims and expected credit losses associated with the coronavirus and was hit by low interest rates. The mutual said that its net interest margin — a closely watched measure of underlying lender profitability — fell to 1.13 per cent, down from 1.22 per cent the previous year. Mortgage lending slipped to £31 billion, down from £36 billion last year. “As the full impact of the coronavirus on our members and business becomes clearer, some of the targets we set ourselves may not be achieved in the short term,” warned Joe Garner, chief executive of Nationwide, alongside the results. Elsewhere on the
May 29, 2020 08:03 UTC