Here, the PA news agency runs the rule over the main contenders to succeed Benzema at the Bernabeu. Harry KaneHarry Kane broke the 30-goal barrier for Tottenham again this season (John Walton/PA)England captain Kane would appear to be a natural fit for Real given his unceasing ability to score goals for Tottenham. The 24-year-old Nigeria star scored 26 goals in 32 games, with the 6ft 1in striker’s game based around pace, power and athleticism. The 23-year-old has scored over 50 Ligue 1 goals for Lille since joining from Gent in 2020, 24 of them coming this season. David is known for his pace and versatility, as well his pressing ability out of possession, and can also operate as a second striker.
June 05, 2023 08:30 UTC
It's not surprising that the gov't is trying to spend less than the pittance they spend on healthy travel - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/jun/05/ministers-face-legal-ch... Even though the gov't own figures ( https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa... ) show that "active travel investments have a “very high” expected benefit-to-cost ratio of £5.62 per £1 spent." ( https://www.theguardian.com/news/2023/mar/20/cuts-cycling-walking-budget... )There is a fund-raiser to pay for legal action to prevent these cuts, it looks like it could do with a bit of help with pledges : https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stop-the-cuts-to-walking-and-cycling/
June 05, 2023 08:23 UTC
A local Pilot Gig in North Somerset are holding a taster morning on Saturday June 17 between the times of 9am-12pm. Portishead Gig Club, who were set up in 2017, are inviting anyone over the age of 12 to come and join the day with no experience needed. Anyone is welcome to come along for the morning to discuss and find out what gig rowing is all about. Portishead are also in need of volunteers, who might be able to help them tow our boats, maintain their growing fleet or help organise their logistics. The club are based in the sheltered waters at Portishead Marina, near Parish Wharf and Bottelinos.
June 05, 2023 08:02 UTC
…the idea that narrow AI could mutate into AGI was considered science friction, but the speed with which AI chatbots are learning can only get faster. Look at how an AI Drone worked in a recent test battle (a test battle the US Army now deny ever happened). The AI Drone had been told points to ‘win’ the game were derived from killing ‘enemies’. The AI Drone controller kept telling the Drone to spare ‘enemies’ so the AI Drone attacked and killed its ‘controller’ because the AI Drone worked out that to ‘win’ the ‘game’, all it had to do was kill its controller so that the controller would stop it from killing ‘enemies’ and winning the game! It then attacked the communications towers to ensure another controller couldn’t take over and stop it from killing ‘enemies’ so it could ‘win’.
June 05, 2023 05:19 UTC
The Texas Rangers were firing on all cylinders Sunday against the Mariners, and they have been for much of the 2023 season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Rangers have scored 10+ runs 16 times in the first 60 games of the campaign. The Rangers' 16 games scoring 10+ runs are tied for the most by any team within its first 60 games over the last 100 years with the 1936 Yankees and 1999 Mariners. pic.twitter.com/jQ7h8t98El — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 4, 2023The Rangers joined the 1936 Yankees and the 1999 Mariners as the only teams to accomplish that feat in the last 100 years. The Rangers scored early and often Sunday against the Mariners, breaking the game open with a five-run sixth inning.
June 05, 2023 04:40 UTC
Chris Lug fulfilled a long-held ambition when he opened Esta Aqui Tapas Bar in Devizes Market Place last September. But just nine months later the Devizes born businessman has been forced to cut his dream short and close his restaurant for good. Mr Lug told this paper that the pressure of sky-high utility bills, combined with consumers facing a cost of living crisis, meant the tapas bar had not received enough support to remain viable. Esta Aqui had enjoyed early success in the town centre by bringing Spanish culture and cuisine to Wiltshire at a “very affordable” price. Despite having to close within their first year, Mr Lug said the bar was well received by a group of core customers.
June 05, 2023 04:09 UTC
Welcome to our pick of last week’s news from Fethiye and around Türkiye. Source: https://www.gercekfethiye.com/belediye-baskanlari-ve-ogrenciler-temizlik-yapti/58424/“Environment Week” activities in Fethiye start with children’s theatre“Environment Week” activities in Fethiye started with “Pof’la Paf”, a children’s play based on the game that explores the idea that people are generally nice. For City, the match comes a week after their FA Cup victory against arch-rivals Manchester United. The week before it was selling for 19.97 TL. The week before it was selling for 21.43 TL.
June 05, 2023 04:05 UTC
Illinois lawmakers are responsible for policies that consistently leave Illinois at the bottom of the barrel nationally – from debts to taxes to credit ratings to out-migration. And yet those lawmakers have just hiked their base pay by nearly $5,000, to $89,675 a year – the 4th-highest pay in the country.
June 05, 2023 02:35 UTC
Bill Gates wrote a blog post this week recommending a novel about videogame development . Gates calls Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. "one of the biggest books of last year," telling the story of "two friends who bond over Super Mario Bros. as kids and grow up to make video games together. "The book is now being adapted into a movie
June 05, 2023 02:19 UTC
The best groove of his career continues for Nathan Eovaldi. It was the fifth time in his last seven outings Eovaldi has held an opponent scoreless. In that stretch, he’s compiled a 0.68 ERA and allowed an identical WHIP. It is the third lowest ERA for a seven-start stretch in Rangers history behind a Gaylord Perry stretch in 1975 and Yovani Gallardo in 1975. Though Eovaldi is currently sixth in the AL in ERA, he was second in pitching WAR, according to fangraphs.com, to Toronto’s Kevin Gausman entering Sunday.
June 05, 2023 01:16 UTC
192, secured her place in the quarterfinals of the French Open by defeating Daria Kasatkina, the ninth seed, in a thrilling match that lasted almost two hours. This is her first Grand Slam tournament since becoming a mother and she is now on an eight-match winning streak, having won the Strasbourg title the week before the French Open. Although Svitolina was frail under the pressure of Grand Slam tournaments in the past, she has returned playing with more conviction and assertiveness. She has now reached nine Grand Slam quarterfinals, but this tournament marks the first time that two Ukrainian players have reached the second week of the French Open at the same time. At the height of her powers, Svitolina was known for her frailty under the immense pressure of Grand Slam tournaments, yet she has returned playing with more conviction and assertiveness.
June 05, 2023 01:08 UTC
The Daily Telegraph reports a study has found Covid lockdown measures only saved around 1,700 lives in England and Wales in spring 2020, with the benefits of the policy “a drop in the bucket compared to the staggering collateral costs”. Guardian front page, Monday 5 June 2023: Tory austerity left Britain ‘hugely unprepared’ for Covid, say unions pic.twitter.com/mK8tjhiRiO — The Guardian (@guardian) June 4, 2023Unions have also hit out at Labour’s “naive” green energy plan, according to The Times. Elsewhere, the Daily Express says the PM will vow to do everything it takes to curb the migrant crisis. The Sun leads with Phillip Schofield claiming he will not be watching Holly Willoughby’s return to This Morning on Monday. The Financial Times reports Saudi Arabia is cutting its oil output in a bid to boost oil prices.
June 05, 2023 00:55 UTC
SNP and Labour are “throwing the communities of North East Scotland under a bus” with their “illogical” opposition to the oil and gas industry. We all want to see a just transition to net zero – but ‘just’ has to be the operative word. “There is nothing ‘just’ in pursuing unevidenced, ignorant dogma which would throw the communities of North East Scotland under a bus by halting all future oil and gas projects. Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero & Just Transition, Mairi McAllan, defended the Holyrood administration’s stance. “The Scottish Government is absolutely committed to a just transition, and ensuring we take workers with us on our journey to net zero.
June 04, 2023 21:21 UTC
A man named James White has been charged by the Scotland Yard for wearing an offensive shirt to the FA Cup final that appeared to make a reference to the Hillsborough disaster. The 33-year-old from Warwickshire was arrested on Saturday after he was alleged to have worn a Manchester United shirt with the number 97 on the back and the words “Not Enough”. The Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 97 football fans in 1989 during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. On Sunday, Scotland Yard confirmed that James White was charged with displaying threatening or abusive writing likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. The incident of White wearing an offensive shirt demonstrates the need for stricter control over perceived offensive material worn by football fans during matches.
June 04, 2023 20:42 UTC
“I understand there are risks, but someone has to be willing to step up and take that risk,” he says. “I am willing to be one of those people if Elon and the Neuralink team will be willing to allow me to participate. It will not help with short term memory loss. If Musk is telling volunteers that they’ll treat Alzheimer’s and memory loss, that’s fraud, plain and simple. (Neither Musk nor Neuralink responded to a request for comment as to whether these claims were somewhat hyperbolic.)
June 04, 2023 16:35 UTC