There was tension on Day 3 of the French Open when Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk was booed for refusing to shake hands with Aryna Sabalenka following their match, which Sabalenka had won 6-3, 6-2. The reaction from a sizeable section of the crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier was immediate and hostile, even though Kostyuk went on to shake hands with the umpire instead. The Ukrainian athlete then suggested that the crowd should be embarrassed by its behaviour. She went on to say that there are Russian athletes who do not support the war, though other Ukrainians have opted not to shake hands with Russian and Belarusian opponents after their meetings. Whilst the match itself was won comfortably by world No 2 Sabalenka, it contained a number of politically-charged elements.
May 28, 2023 19:50 UTC
The fire service has called on residents to take extra care as the weather warms up to extinguish disposable barbecues properly before disposing of them. Firefighters from Langley Fire Station were called out to a regular refuse bin that was alright and smoking in Upton Court Park at 5.15pm today (Sunday, May 28). Fortunately there was not much fuel for the fire inside the bin and firefighters had only to quickly douse it with some water to put it out. But the service has said that incidents like this pull it away from potentially more serious call-outs. As such, firefighters are reminding those enjoying a barbecue to make sure the disposal ones are fully extinguished with water before placing them inside bins.
May 28, 2023 19:49 UTC
Second-half goals from Natasha Flint and Claire O’Riordan secured the victory for Alonso’s side in the first cup final held at the national stadium with over 10,000 supporters in attendance. "It was very hard to pick the girls up after we came within two minutes of winning the league last Sunday. "I was worried about the mental reaction, if they didn't win this game, but they never give up or let me down. "And we just got back into work as we do every day every week and we reaped the rewards today. "It can only mean that the game can utilise that and continue to grow and again it is really important for women's football here in Scotland and around the world.”
May 28, 2023 17:57 UTC
Josh O’Connor is well-known for his breakthrough role as Johnny Saxby in the gay romance film ‘God’s Own Country’ in 2017. The actor signed with an agent during his third year in theater school, and he eventually moved to London after graduating. Moreover, Josh is set to work with Paul Mescal in an upcoming gay romance film, ‘The History of Sound,’ which is directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus. AdvertisementRelated: Paul Mescal & Josh O’Connor’s Queer Romance Film Is Finally HappeningThe actor has done a number of notable films and television shows over the years, but he has yet to work with his dream collaborators. And now that we’ve gotten to know more about the dashing and talented actor that is Josh O’Connor, let’s also take a moment to admire some of his hot pics, shall we?
May 28, 2023 17:56 UTC
Lionel Messi scored the decisive goal as Paris Saint Germain secured their 11th Ligue 1 title with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg with a game to spare. This win means that Messi has become the joint-most decorated player in football with 43 trophies alongside Dani Alves. In Serie A, Inter Milan scored twice within the first four minutes but had to work hard to beat Atalanta 3-2 at home and secure a top-four finish. Real Madrid’s striker Rodrygo scored twice to help Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1. The visitors’ performance boosts Real’s hopes of finishing above local rivals Atletico in second place.
May 28, 2023 15:34 UTC
Thames Valley Police is asking for help in tracing a man who has been reported missing from Slough. Dariusz, also known as Darek, is 39-years-old and was last seen in the town on 12 May. Inspector Hayley McEvoy said: “We are concerned for Dariusz’ welfare as he has not been seen or heard from for more than two weeks now. “If you see Dariusz or have any information that might help us find him, please report this via our dedicated missing persons' portal, quoting reference number 43230229673. “You can also provide information to independent charity Missing People by calling 116 000 or via its website.”
May 28, 2023 13:11 UTC
UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been told he "stands four-square beside the SNP and Greens" with reports he will be backing calls to put a stop to all new North Sea oil and gas developments. RAED MORE: Poll blow for SNP and Greens as Scots back North Sea oil and gas to meet fuel needsIt's due to be announced in Sir Keir's latest “national mission” in Scotland next month. It will include a pledge to ban all new North Sea oil and gas licences, signalling a seismic shift in decades of UK energy policy. They undermine our energy security, and would drive a coach and horse through our climate targets. “Keir Starmer also completely ignores that we cannot achieve a just transition without the investment, expertise and entrepreneurialism of North Sea businesses.
May 28, 2023 12:53 UTC
Mr Barclay, who was appointed Health Secretary by Mr Johnson after Sajid Javid dramatically quit the role and helped trigger a wave of resignations that ended in his downfall, defended his former boss on Sunday. Asked on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday show whether the former prime minister was “toast”, he replied: “No, I think Boris has a huge role to play. Mr Johnson appeared flustered when he was approached by Sky News at an airport in Washington DC on Friday and quizzed about entries from his ministerial diary which have been referred to two forces. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he believes the public is “fed up to the back teeth” with stories about the former prime minister. “These are deeply personal things and increasing revelations about Boris Johnson, I think, just add to that sense of hurt and people are fed up with it,” he told broadcasters on Friday.
May 28, 2023 12:24 UTC
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.NvidiaNvidia stock has soared 165% in 2023 as investors wake up to the potential of artificial intelligence. Nvidia appears best positioned for AI growth as companies rely on its high-tech GPUs to power chatbots like ChatGPT and Bard. The stock is up 165% so far in 2023, and some analysts think there’s still plenty of room for growth. “They have the entire AI silicon stack. They own over 95% of market share of the GPU market within the data center space,” Zino said.
May 28, 2023 08:05 UTC
An 'American Doubles Tennis Tournament' was held, with this involving players to be initially partnered at random and then play a round robin event, swapping playing partners in each round. Advertisement Hide AdAdvertisement Hide AdThere were 26 entrants for the Sandal event and numerous spectators on the day, who enjoyed lots of great tennis and refreshments in some glorious weather. Players took part in an 'American Doubles Tennis Tournament' at Sandal Tennis Club. Sandal Tennis Club is located just outside the city centre, on Walton Lane, and has social tennis sessions through the week where everyone is welcome. Advertisement Hide AdAdvertisement Hide AdA men’s team plays in the Leeds League while a junior team plays in the Leeds Tennis League and the Aegon Team Tennis Leagues.
May 28, 2023 06:53 UTC
The Scottish Government has failed to back up claims made by social justice secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville about the controversial Gender Reform Recognition Act. Speaking to Channel 4 News, Ms Somerville described the judicial review as the only option to defend the bill. However, officials failed to supply this, claiming that "it relates to legal advice and disclosure would breach legal professional privilege." The judicial review is expected to take over a year, with Mr Yousaf promising to publish how expensive it was once it has been completed. And Maggie Chapman, the party's equality spokeswoman, was even tipped off by Ms Somerville that they were launching a legal challenge three hours before the announcement was made.
May 28, 2023 06:50 UTC
Korea Financial Investment Association (KOFIA) Chairman Seo Yoo-seok will accompany a group of 17 CEOs from local brokerage houses for the seven-day overseas business tour. The group will visit Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and meet with officials from the country's industrial development authority. Both sides will share their insight on the next global investment paradigm and seek potential business partnerships. The NSK is aimed at encouraging more local financial firms to jump into the global market by catching up with the latest global investment trends. The asset management leaders are also scheduled to travel to the U.S. in the latter half of 2023 on business.
May 28, 2023 06:40 UTC
Liverpool are reportedly set to announce Jorg Schmadtke as the club’s new sporting director, as German outlets have claimed that an announcement is “imminent”. Current recruitment chief Julian Ward is on his way out at Anfield and the Reds have moved to secure the former Wolfsburg chief as his replacement. Sky Sports Germany believe that Liverpool are hoping to make the move official in the next week, as they want him in place as soon as possible ahead of a midfield overhaul this summer. Previous reports had suggested that Schmadtke would only be in charge of overseeing the German market, but he will have a much wider remit. Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister is seen as a top target, though the Reds will certainly face competition for his signature.
May 28, 2023 06:01 UTC
Liverpool could therefore swoop for the Netherlands international and still have plenty of money left to invest elsewhere. Liverpool are believed to have made initial contact with the Bavarian giants over the possibility of a summer move. With a modest £27m price tag, it may not be long before senior figures at Anfield come calling for the French World Cup winner, who can play across the back-line. And with so many players already confirmed to be leaving the Reds this summer, bolstering the squad with players of his ilk could appeal to Klopp too. Particularly with a touted price tag of just £12.6m, which would free up plenty of funds to pursue more ambitious targets.
May 28, 2023 05:25 UTC