Fed-up Arsenal fans leave Emirates at half-time in their droves as Man City storm to 3-0 lead with club in despair – The Sun


Fed-up Arsenal fans leave Emirates at half-time in their droves as Man City storm to 3-0 lead with club in despair – The Sun

ARSENAL fans endured a miserable Sunday watching their side get thrashed by Manchester City - with some even abandoning the Emirates at HALF-TIME.

 

Footage posted online appears to show supporters queuing up to leave the stadium early with the away side 3-0 up already.

Even young kids are seen being led out having watched just 45 minutes of football.

 

And heckles of "call yourself an Arsenal fan?" and "don't let them out!" are cried out in the background to sum up the dire state of the club.

Two goals from Kevin De Bruyne helped seal City's comfortable win in North London that left Gooners dismayed, largely by the nature of their performance.

 

Fans and pundits alike labelled Arsenal pathetic and lazy as they let the champions stroll to a two-goal lead within 15 minutes.

 

Tellingly, the team were booed off at half-time while the final whistle was greeted with a deafening silence, after the vast majority of supporters had deserted their team and left early.

 

Many expect the defeat to be Freddie Ljungberg's last game as interim boss.

Viewers were stunned to see the Swede share a joke with City boss Pep Guardiola at full-time and he has called upon the club to employ a permanent manager.

 

He said: "It needs to be cleared up and it would be good to make a decision regardless of what it is."

Guardiola's assistant at City, Mikel Arteta, emerged as the big favourite to take the manager's job on Monday morning.

 

Fed up Freddie Ljungberg demands Arsenal chiefs decide now who they want as next permanent manager

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Mother and her long-lost son break down in tears while being reunited 30 years after


Mother and her long-lost son break down in tears while being reunited 30 years after

This is the tear-jerking moment a pair of mother and son in northern China were finally reunited with each other after being separated for 30 years.

 

Li Jian, 33, went missing at the age of three when he and his family were walking on the street of the city of Changzhi in 1989.

 

The man, known by his nickname Jian Jian, then grew up in another city 90 miles from his birth parents after being found in a train station and taken home by his adoptive father, according to police. Mrs Li hugs her long-lost son Li Jian who was separated from her in 1989 in Changzhi, China

Mrs Li hugs her long-lost son Li Jian who was separated from her in 1989 in Changzhi, ChinaLi Jian, now 33 years old, tells his mother 'don't cry' as he holds her tightly with tears in his eyes

Li Jian, now 33 years old, tells his mother 'don't cry' as he holds her tightly with tears in his eyes

Jian Jian and his mother were able to find each other thanks to China's missing people database, which lodged both of their DNA samples.

 

The emotional reunion took place recently at the XiuWu County Police Station in the prefecture city of Jiazuo, according to a social media statement posted by Jiaozuo Police.

'Son, mother is coming,' a teary Mrs Li cried as she rushed to hold her child, whom she had missed every day for three decades.

 

'Jian Jian, I have been looking forward to this day for 30 years. You have been so close to home all this time, but mother has been looking for you for 30 years,' Mrs Li said as she was supported by her daughter.

 

Jian Jian was also overcome by emotion and burst into tears while being cuddled by his long-lost mother.

He wiped tears off his mother's face and consoled her 'don't cry'. Li Jian, pictured with his elder sister, went missing at the age of three

 He was found crying in a train station by a man who later adopted him

 

Li Jian, known by his nickname Jian Jian, went missing at the age of three. The photos, provided by his family to Henan Urban Channel, shows Jian Jian on his own (right) and with his sister (left) before he was found crying in a train station by a man who later adopted him

 

According to Jiaozuo Police, Jian Jian was separated from his family at around 3pm on April 8 in 1989 in downtown Changzhi.

 

His family printed thousands of flyers and distributed them around bus stations, train station and hospitals in search of him, but they did not find any leads.

 

'I worked in the day and would space out whenever I thought of my son. I could not sleep at night because I kept thinking what might have happened to my son,' Mrs Li recalled to police.

 

It is said that Jian Jian's father died in self-blame during his endeavour of looking for his son.

 

But before his death, he had brought Mrs Li to the local police station to register their DNA samples having heard that the move could improve the chances of tracking down missing family members.

Li Jian and his mother both burst into tears when they meet each other for the first time

Li Jian and his mother both burst into tears when they meet each other for the first time 

In September this year, police officers at the Xiuwu station discovered during a regular inspection into the local neighbourhoods that a man named Bin Bin (Jian Jian's current name) had been adopted by his parents.

 

Officers advised Bin Bin to provide his DNA sample, and Bin Bin agreed.

After running a search in the country's missing people database, they discovered that Bin Bin's DNA was a match with the ones given by Mr and Mrs Li.

 

Officers contacted their colleagues at the Luzhou Police Station in Changzhi to carry out investigation.

After further analysis confirmed that pair were indeed a match, policemen at both stations organised a reunion for them.

 

Yang Dongzhou, deputy director of the Xiuwu County Police Station, told Henan Urban Channel that the police required each family which had a male adult to provide two DNA samples in order to build a y-chromosome database.After finding him missing, Jian Jian's family printed thousands of flyers (above) and distributed them around bus stations, train station and hospitals in Changzhi in search of the boy

After finding him missing, Jian Jian's family printed thousands of flyers (above) and distributed them around bus stations, train station and hospitals in Changzhi in search of the boy

 

An official of Xiuwu told the station: 'His adoptive father saw [the child] crying in the station, so he took him home. [He] did not know where to find his home and parents.'

 

Speaking of his adoptive family, Jian Jian said they had treated him as their own all these years.

'My adoptive mother and father treated me very well. Both [adoptive mother and my biological mother] are my mothers,' the man said with tears in his eyes.

 

Jian Jian's elder sister, who witnessed the reunion, said she and her family were grateful of Jian Jian's adoptive family.

 

'No matter what, they raised him for 30 years. We are deeply indebted to them,' she said.

According to a 2016 report on Chinese news site Caijing, around 200,000 boys and girls are estimated to be missing every year. 

 

Among them, only 200, or 0.1 per cent, would be able to find their parents at some point of their lives. 

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Sammy Power dies aged 55


Sammy Power dies aged 55

Former radio presenter turned chief executive of Farmers Markets Sammy Power has died aged 55.

Friends of the Queensland woman, once dubbed the 'Queen of Radio', confirmed her death on Sunday.

 

Power was found dead in her bedroom in Hendra after a long-term battle with alcoholism and mental illness.

 

Tributes have flooded in for Power on social media, with friends and colleagues remembering her as a 'gifted' and 'intelligent' person.Former radio personality Sammy Power (pictured) has died at the age of 55

Former radio personality Sammy Power (pictured) has died at the age of 55Ms Power said she was 'fat and didn't have a boyfriend' with both factors leading her to make a dramatic change

Ms Power said she was 'fat and didn't have a boyfriend' with both factors leading her to make a dramatic change

 

'Very shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Sammy Power,' ABC Brisbane breakfast radio host Loretta Ryan tweeted. 'I can still hear her talking about her cats and her infectious laugh.'

 

'First Gary Ord and now Sammy Power. We’ve lost two Brisbane breakfast radio presenters within a week. Stunned,' former radio presenter Spencer Howson tweeted.

 

'When Sammy was "on," she made the sun shine on you, and that was a real gift of hers,' a friend who requested to remain anonymous told The Courier Mail.

'She had a wicked sense of humour, but she got sucked in by all these people who tried to help her, all they were after was her money. 

 

'I think her body just gave out – she was one minute telling people she was sober, but the next was going home and drinking – people who saw her recently said she was "completely yellow," which is a sign of liver failure.'

 

Power left her 28-year radio career in 2014 to help her mother run her market business, which sparked a new focus on her body and a dramatic change in her life.

 

In an interview with Daily Mail Australia in 2017, Power opened up on her previous health issues and her battle with the bulge. 

 

She said she was 'fat and didn't have a boyfriend' and both became factors in why she ultimately decided to make a change. Power celebrated her 50th birthday by marrying - and then divorcing - herself in 2014

Power celebrated her 50th birthday by marrying - and then divorcing - herself in 2014

Power revealed she halved her 122kg weight by ditching alcohol and cigarettes, eating well - and covering her bathroom in motivational quotes. 

 

'I was carrying around an entire extra person and I wanted to break up with that person,' she said at the time.  

'I would be stuffing down extra Twix and Mars bars without even realising. You know at around 2.30pm when you're tired and eat 700 biscuits? I needed to have an electric shock practically to stop doing that.'  

 

The media personality found writing down what she was eating every day opened her eyes to how many extra calories she was consuming.

 

'My bathroom wall looks like a psycho's out of CSI. It's covered in quotes. My favourite ones are Nike's "just do it" and "day one or one day - you decide",' she said. 

 

Power celebrated her 50th birthday by marrying - and then divorcing - herself in 2014.

She invited 120 of her friends and family to her elaborate, fancy dress-themed nuptials where she wed a cardboard cut out of herself in commemoration of a year of important life changes. 

 

Earlier that year, Power changed her Facebook status to 'in a complicated relationship' writing: 'No man can cope with my greatness.' 

 

Power stepped away from radio to enjoy a more quiet life out of the limelight, and grew her mother's market business from humble beginnings in a Gold Coast car park to three thriving locations in Manly, New Farm and Mitchelton.

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Teenager, 18, appears in court charged with murdering schoolboy


Teenager, 18, appears in court charged with murdering schoolboy

A teenager appeared in court today over the murder of a 15-year-old boy.

 

Matthew Mason, 18, of Ollerton, Cheshire, was arrested and charged after the body of the teenager was found in the village of Ashley shortly before 8am on Friday.

 

Mason was charged with murder and possession of a bladed article in a public place and appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court in Crewe.The boy's body was found by a farmer off a country lane in Ashley, Cheshire, on Friday morning

The boy's body was found by a farmer off a country lane in Ashley, Cheshire, on Friday morning

Police had arrested him in Forton, Staffordshire, around four hours after the body was discovered.

Mason, wearing a white shirt and dark trousers, did not speak during the short hearing today and nodded only to confirm he understood the nature of the charges against him.

 

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday.

Magistrates agreed with a prosecution request to issue an order preventing the naming of the victim under Section 45 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act.

 

The court heard that the order was being imposed to 'protect' the victim's family, who sat and watched proceedings in the public gallery.

 

Paying tribute to the teenager on Saturday, they described him as 'very loving, caring, kind, loyal and, most of all, trusting young boy.'

'He loved life and made friends wherever he went. He will be sorely missed.'Forensic officers are combing woodland for clues after he was found dead in Ashley, Cheshire

Forensic officers are combing woodland for clues after he was found dead in Ashley, Cheshire

Tributes were also paid to him on social media.

 

Dozens of friends posted messages on his Instagram page, describing him as 'gorgeous boy' with an 'infectious smile that lit up a room.'

 

One said: 'Heartbroken is an understatement. Words can not describe how we are feeling.'

Another wrote: 'Never failed to make me laugh rest easy angel.'

 

The victim attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and the school's headteacher Denis Oliver said he would be 'sorely missed by everyone who knew him'.

 

'Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very sad time,' he said in a statement posted to the school's website.

 

'The safety and wellbeing of our students is our priority. School will be open as normal on Monday and staff will be on hand to support students in any way affected by this tragic loss.'

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My eyes swelled shut and it felt like a million ants were burrowing into my head after an allergic reaction to hair dye


My eyes swelled shut and it felt like a million ants were burrowing into my head after an allergic reaction to hair dye

A WOMAN was left unable to open her eyes after an allergic reaction to hair dye caused her face to balloon and she was left with burning itching sores on her scalp for three weeks.

 

Julie Yacoub, 37, from Perth, Western Australia, used to dye her hair regularly with no problems or signs of reaction.

 

Julie Yacoub was left feeling like she was being bitten by a "million bull ants" after having an allergic reaction to her hair dye

 

But the following morning her eyes had almost completely closed shut and she went to the hospital

On October 30, 2019, she mixed the dye and applied it; she had no itching or tingling during or immediately after the application so assumed everything was OK.

 

Whilst at work the next day she noticed her neck was itching and asked a colleague to look who told her she had burns on her neck.

 

Worried she was having an allergic reaction, Julie took an antihistamine tablet to counteract it but later that evening she felt pressure in her head so booked an appointment to see her GP the next day.

But things continued to get worse.

 

The sales assistant first spotted burn marks on her neck

The doctors explained that allergic reactions only get worse with age

Julie explained: “Friday morning came and I had a definite lump on the side of my head and lots of pressure building up so the doctor prescribed me with steroid tablets and told me I was having a severe reaction.

 

“I thought I would be OK and the allergy would be out of my system by now after fifteen years but the doctor informed me after that once you have a reaction then the next ones will be worse and worse.

 

“As the day and night went on the deformity got worse and the pressure build up was very uncomfortable.

 

“Throughout Friday night and early hours Saturday morning the swelling around my eyes was getting really bad and by 5am Saturday morning I was unable to open one of my eyes and the other eyelid had almost closed over also.

 

Julie was left with an itching and burning scalp from the reaction

She had suffered an allergic reaction to a chemical found in most hair dyes called paraphenylenediamine (PPD)

“On Saturday morning when I woke up and couldn't open my eyes my initial reaction was panic. I contacted my mum who took me to hospital.”

 

At the hospital Julie was told that the antihistamines and steroids she was already on would bring the reaction under control, she was prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection due to the fluid building in her face.

 

Julie continued: “By this time on the way to the hospital at approximately 6:45am Saturday morning I could barely see anything as I had a tiny opening only to see out of.

 

“The hospital couldn’t really do much more as I was not anaphylactic so they said the steroids and antihistamines I was on would eventually bring the swelling and fluid under control.

“As well as the fluid and swelling, I had sores and burns over my whole scalp and a dermatitis like flaky scalp.

 

“The itching and burning on my scalp was unbearable and was like I was being bitten by a million bull ants at once.

 

HOW TO AVOID AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO HAIR DYE

Always carry out a patch test before using a permanent or semi-permanent hair dye, even if you are using your regular brand.

 

This usually involves dabbing a small amount of the dye solution behind your ear or on your inner elbow and leaving it to dry.

Follow the instructions that come with the dye.

If you develop any irritation or feel unwell after the patch test, do not use the product.

Source: NHS

 

“The itching and burning lasted the longest of all and I would say overall it took three weeks for the sores to heal and the itching/burning to stop.

 

“Even now I still get itchy and flaky from the contact the dermatitis has caused on my scalp.”

Julie suffered an allergic reaction to a chemical found in most hair dyes called paraphenylenediamine (PPD).

 

Many permanent and some semi-permanent hair dyes contain chemical PPD, which is known as an irritant and allergen. Dyes containing PPD are usually perfectly safe to use.

 

The ordeal has put Julie off ever dying her hair again and she would only ever consider using a plant based, chemical free dye in future - she can’t stress the importance of doing a patch test enough.

 

“From what the doctors have told me you can just develop an allergy as you get older and I am prone to other allergies (cats, dogs, grass) etc so as you get older your body just develops other allergies,” said Julie.

 

“I would never dye my hair again. I am frightened as to what the next reaction could be. In fact the doctors have advised me that the next reaction will be worse.

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Mikel Arteta to become next Arsenal boss odds suspended by bookies after showdown talks overnight – The Sun


Mikel Arteta to become next Arsenal boss odds suspended by bookies after showdown talks overnight – The Sun

MIKEL ARTETA is on the brink of becoming Arsenal's new manager, according to the bookies.

Gunners chiefs were snapped leaving the Spaniard's house at 1am this morning following two-hour conversations over the vacant role.

Arteta, right, is set to become the new Arsenal manager

 

Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy were spotted heading into a car parked outside his Manchester mansion.

 

Only hours earlier Arteta was at The Emirates - taking his place alongside Pep Guardiola on the Manchester City bench as his side coasted to a 3-0 win against the Gunners.

The bookmakers are so convinced that the Spaniard will land his first managerial job that some have even suspended the betting.

 

Ladrokes have made Arteta an incredibly short 2/5 to become the new manager with Carlo Ancelotti second favourite at 9/2.

Paddy Power have stopped the betting altogether after slashing their odds to a whopping 1/8.

It appears the board are listening closely to interim boss Freddie Ljungberg who told club chiefs to "get on with it" when it came to appointing a new boss.

 

Speaking after the drubbing to City, Ljungberg said: "I've said to them [the board] they need to make a decision.

"We are here to help and the staff are trying to chip in but a decision has to be made so we can have the same resources as other clubs.

 

"When I say that they say I have to wait and see."

Meanwhile City boss Guardiola refused to play down the prospect of Arteta, who played 110 times for the Gunners between 2011 and 2016, making a sensational move back to Arsenal as the top man.

Speaking after Kevin De Bruyne's stunning show in North London, Guardiola said: "I spoke many times.

 

"He is part of our group and an important person, but what will happen I don't know."

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Trump insults Pelosi's teeth in bizarre personal attack ahead of impeachment vote


Trump insults Pelosi's teeth in bizarre personal attack ahead of impeachment vote

President Donald Trump sings the National Anthem prior to the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia: AFP via Getty Images

 

Donald Trump has lashed out at Nancy Pelosi and claimed her teeth were “falling out of her mouth” during a press conference ahead of historic impeachment votes this week.

 

The House of Representatives is expected to impeach Mr Trump in the coming days over two articles – abuse of power and obstructing Congress – in relation to alleged misconduct with Ukraine.

 

The president’s insult came after a reporter asked Ms Pelosi why “bribery” was not included as one of the articles of impeachment, even though she has used that term to describe Mr Trump’s actions.

Ms Pelosi replied that the decision was made following advice from House committee chairs and attorneys, prompting Republican Mark Meadows to claim that a bribery article was avoided because “it wasn’t true”.

 

The president offered a different opinion on Ms Pelosi’s response, claiming her answer was “because Nancy’s teeth were falling out of her mouth, and she didn’t have time to think”.

Mr Trump’s bizarre insult is the latest example in a series of vicious personal attacks on Ms Pelosi by the president.

 

He has accused the senior Democratic congressman of being “unhinged” and dismissed impeachment efforts as a partisan attack on his administration.

Despite Mr Trump’s claim, Ms Pelosi’s teeth did not appear to be out of place in a video from the conference and her speech was not interrupted.

 

However, commentators have previously suggested the president himself wears false teeth after he appeared to struggle to finish a speech about Israel in 2017.

David Cicilline, a Democratic congressman for Rhode Island, suggested Mr Trump was targeting Ms Pelosi because she is a senior woman in politics.

 

“These are serious times & he’s spent the last week attacking strong women [such as] @GretaThunberg, @RepDebDingell and @SpeakerPelosi,” Mr Cicilline tweeted on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Mike Johnson, a Republican congressman for Louisiana, attempted to play down the attack when asked about it on CNN.

 

He claimed Mr Trump was merely “frustrated” about potentially becoming the third president to be impeached in US history.

“The president has a very unorthodox style of messaging. It’s not the way that I talk or I would tweet,” Mr Johnson said.

 

“But the president is very frustrated about how he’s been treated. He lashes out sometimes and I think a lot of the American people understand that.”

 

Mr Trump is accused of withholding congressionally-approved US military aid and a White House visit to Ukraine to force its leader into announcing an investigation into his 2020 election rival Joe Biden.

 

Although the president has denied any wrongdoing, several high-profile US diplomats and foreign service officials have come forward with concerns about his behaviour.

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Pentagon chief urges Iraq to stop attacks on bases housing U.S. forces


Pentagon chief urges Iraq to stop attacks on bases housing U.S. forces

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is pictured during a wreathlaying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing U.S. troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier's office said.

 

Esper's call came after a senior U.S. military official warned last week that attacks by Iranian-backed groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation.

 

Rocket strikes targeting Iraqi bases where members of the U.S.-led coalition are also stationed have increased in past weeks with no claim of responsibility from any party.

However, the U.S. military official said intelligence and forensic analyses of the rockets and launchers pointed to Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militia groups.

 

Esper "expressed his concerns over the shelling of some installations and the necessity to take procedures to stop it," a statement from Abdul Mahdi's office quoted the Pentagon chief as saying during a phone call.

 

Abdul Mahdi warned Esper that unilateral action could have negative consequences that will be difficult to control and might jeopardize Iraq's sovereignty.

 

Abdul Mahdi resigned last month under pressure from mass anti-government protests. He is carrying out his duties in a caretaker capacity.

 

Tension between the United States and Iran has risen as a result of U.S. sanctions that are hitting Tehran hard. The two sides have also traded blame over attacks on oil installations, militia arms depots and bases hosting U.S. forces.

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Champions League draw: Man City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico


Champions League draw: Man City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico

Zinedine Zidane and Pep GuardiolaThe draw pits Zidane Zidane (left) against Pep Guardiola for the first time as managers

 

Manchester City will face Real Madrid while holders Liverpool have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

 

Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 final won by the Blues while Tottenham face RB Leipzig.

 

In the pick of the other ties, Borussia Dortmund will play Paris St-Germain and Napoli take on Barcelona.

The first legs will be played on 18, 19, 25 and 26 February with the return matches on 10, 11, 17 and 18 March.

 

This season's final is on 30 May at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, the ground where Liverpool won the epic 2005 final against AC Milan, when they came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 and win on penalties.

 

The Reds' last-16 draw also takes them back to the stadium in which they won last year's final - Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano.

City's tie with Real features the first competitive meeting between multiple Champions League-winning managers Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane.

 

The Frenchman won the competition three times in a row with Los Blancos from 2016 while Guardiola won it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

That was Guardiola's last triumph in the competition though, and his City side were beaten by eventual runners-up Tottenham in the quarter-finals last season.

 

Spurs have changed manager since then, with Mauricio Pochettino succeeded by Jose Mourinho, who has two previous Champions League wins to his name - Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.

Their opponents RB Leipzig currently lead the German Bundesliga and have in Timo Werner one of Europe's most coveted strikers and in Julian Nagelsmann one of the continent's most promising young coaches.

 

Chelsea face a tough tie against five-time Champions League winners Bayern Munich, who are reigning Bundesliga champions but sit fifth in the league and sacked manager Niko Kovac last month.

The other two last-16 ties see Italian club Atalanta face Valencia of Spain, while Serie A champions Juventus take on resurgent French side Lyon.

 

Arsenal, Celtic, Manchester United, Wolves and Rangers will find out their Europa League last-32 opponents when that draw takes place at 12:00 GMT on Monday.

 

Last-16 draw in full

Borussia Dortmund v Paris St-Germain

 

Real Madrid v Manchester City

 

Atalanta v Valencia

 

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool

 

Chelsea v Bayern Munich

 

Lyon v Juventus

Tottenham v RB Leipzig

 

Napoli v Barcelona

 

Champions League calendar

 

18, 19, 25, 26 February: Last-16 first legs

 

10, 11, 17, 18 March: Last-16 second legs

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20 March: Quarter-finals and semi-finals drawline

 

7, 8 April: Quarter-finals first leg

 

14, 15 April: Quarter-finals second legline

 

28, 29 April: Semi-finals first leg

 

5, 6 May: Semi-finals second legline

 

30 May: Final

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Woman found dead in car outside her Northamptonshire village home as police launch murder probe


Woman found dead in car outside her Northamptonshire village home as police launch murder probe

A WOMAN in her 50s was found dead in her car outside her home in a Northamptonshire village.

Emergency services rushed to Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, where the victim was found dead in her car with the front window smashed.

 

The woman was found dead in her car outside her village home

Police have launched a murder investigation after they were alerted of the ordeal on Sunday 15 December shortly after 8pm.

People living on the upmarket new-build housing estate near Wellingborough have expressed their shock at the murder.

 

One resident said: "My girlfriend called me to say loads of police were around the estate.

"When I got home I walked past a car with a smashed window with police all over it.

"I understood the woman was killed while she sat in the car outside some flats on the estate.

"It's shocking because this is such a lovely area.

 

"Obviously you have problems everywhere but this is a nice development where lots of families and retired people live."

Another resident said: "I was watching TV when there were lots of flashing blue lights and the street was crawling with cops.

 

"You never see any police up here so I went outside to see what the fuss was about.

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Japanese mother leaves a cardboard cut-out of herself in her toddler's room to stop him from crying


Japanese mother leaves a cardboard cut-out of herself in her toddler's room to stop him from crying

A mother leaves a cardboard cut-out of herself in her one-year-old son's room to stop him from crying in an ingenious hack for parents.

 

Fuki Sato from Japan puts the print up around the house so her toddler feels like she is there.

 

The boy caught on within 20 minutes the first time, but his father - who posted the video on his Twitter page @sato_nezi - bought another life-size cut-out which now successfully dupes him. The Japanese woman put the print up in the house so her toddler felt like she was around

The Japanese woman put the print up in the house so her toddler felt like she was around

One shows the mother standing up, while the other has her kneeling on the floor smiling.

 

In the footage, which has been seen more than 2million times, Mrs Sato puts one of the cut-outs at the entrance to the kitchen as her son plays in front of the TV.

 

Her husband films from the sofa as she sneaks out the room and closes the door.But the boy caught on within 20 minutes, so his father - who posted the video on his Twitter page @sato_nezi - bought another life-size cut-out

But the boy caught on within 20 minutes, so his father - who posted the video on his Twitter page @sato_nezi - bought another life-size cut-out

 

The father is heard chuckling as the toddler looks around for his mother and appears to be content that she is in the kitchen.

 

The boy is seen continuing to play with a box of toys in front of the cardboard image.The first shows the mother standing up, while the other had her kneeling on the floor smiling (pictured)

The first shows the mother standing up, while the other had her kneeling on the floor smiling (pictured)

His father captioned the clip: 'It's hard because my one-year-old child cries as soon as mom disappears.

 

'As a countermeasure, I experimented with what would happen if I set up a ''life-sized panel mother''.'

He added: 'As a result, it is not noticed for about 20 minutes. This panel may be useful occasionally...'

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Democrats in Trump districts wrestle with ‘vote of conscience’ on impeachment



WASHINGTON – Rep. Elissa Slotkin can tell when another TV ad criticizing her recent vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has just aired in her central Michigan district: the angry calls to her congressional office spike.

As a Democrat representing a district Trump won handily in 2016, the former CIA analyst is used to navigating choppy political waters on a host of controversial issues. But now with a historic vote to impeach the president just days away, the freshman is facing the toughest moment of her nascent career on Capitol Hill.
"There’s over $1 million in attack ads running in my district on this issue. I knew when I called for an inquiry, it would be controversial," Slotkin recently told USA TODAY. "You just have to watch my town halls to know it has been."
She’s not alone.

Thirty other Democrats from Trump districts, most of whom are freshmen, will be casting votes on the politically volatile issue this week. With hard-liners on both sides dug in, those centrists will be the ones deciding whether Trump becomes the third president ever to be impeached. 

So far, the handful of Trump district Democrats who have announced how they'll vote are breaking in favor of impeaching the president on at least one of the two articles – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – that the House Judicatory Committee approved Friday.
The panel passed both articles 23-17 along party lines, putting impeachment before the full House as soon as Wednesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., isn't strong-arming rank-and-file Democrats to support impeachment, calling it a vote of conscience. But to help them, she and her deputies have found ways to entice moderates to support such a politically risky move.
Party leaders kept the articles narrowly focused on Trump's conduct with Ukraine and not on broader charges progressives pushed for, including the president's finances, hush-money deals with women, and the findings of the Mueller report.

The articles pertain to allegations Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine, an ally, to go after political rival Joe Biden in a way that would benefit the president's 2020 re-election, and then tried to cover it up by stonewalling Congress from getting records or witness testimony.

Moderates said it also helped that leadership scheduled the final impeachment vote to be sandwiched between votes on two key issues: ratification of a new North American trade agreement and spending bills that include priorities for their districts.
That's given centrists the ability to counter the charge from GOP lawmakers that the obsession to impeach has smothered any ability to get things done on Capitol Hill.

"My main thrust is to get people to know that Congress hasn’t stopped working," said Arizona Rep. Tom O'Halleran, a second-term Democrat representing a Trump district.  "And there’s a perception out there that it has. And it’s really a bad perception. We’re continuing to have committee hearings and everything else."

But voting to endorse the removal of a president who remains popular among many constituents won't be an easy sell for Democrats in red districts.

Slotkin was part of the blue wave in 2018 that flipped the House to Democratic control. Because two-thirds of those Trump-district Democrats have been in office for less than a year, they lack the advantage of long-term incumbency that could help them weather a risky vote in a battleground district.

And their 2020 Republican challengers are watching.
As soon as Rep. Conor Lamb, a Pennsylvania Democrat who represents a Trump district, told a local TV station Thursday he would support impeachment, GOP opponent Sean Parnell pounced.
"Hey @ConorLambPA, today you sold out the vast majority of people in Western Pennsylvania by supporting this sham," he tweeted. "You put your party, BEFORE the will of the people you promised to represent. The people of Western Pennsylvania deserve better. #PA17"
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Trump impeachment: Democrats fume as Republicans rally behind president


Trump impeachment: Democrats fume as Republicans rally behind president

Donald Trump has done “far worse than anything Nixon did”, a leader of the impeachment process in the House said on Sunday, adding: “The question is why are Republicans placing this president above their oath of office.”
Nixon resigned in 1974, before he could be impeached over the Watergate break-in and his efforts to cover it up.
Trump faces two articles of impeachment related to pressure he applied on Ukraine to launch political investigations that would help his bid for re-election as well as obstruction of Congress by blocking the appearance of key witnesses before congressional hearings.

On ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Adam Schiff, chair of the House intelligence committee, said: “If anything this president’s conduct is far worse than anything Nixon did, far more sweeping in its obstruction of accountability, far more damaging to our national security and the cover up that was Watergate.”

A full vote of the House of Representatives is expected on Wednesday. Should the articles pass by simple majority – as expected despite opposition from swing-seat Democrats including Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, expected to become a Republican over the issue – Trump will become only the third president to be impeached. Andrew Johnson, in 1868, and Bill Clinton, in 1999, survived trials in the Senate.

Trump is set to face trial in January. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has said the president will not be convicted and added that he is co-ordinating closely with the White House on strategy.
Democrats have protested but on Saturday the South Carolina Republican senator and Trump ally Lindsey Graham stoked their wrath further, telling a CNN interviewer in Doha he was “not trying to be a fair juror here” and that “this thing will come to the Senate and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly.”
On Sunday the Kentucky Republican senator Rand Paul predicted on CNN’s State of the Union his party would vote as a block in the Senate to acquit Trump, without even defections from critics of the president, such as Mitt Romney of Utah, or electorally vulnerable moderates such as Susan Collins of Maine.

Paul claimed making up his mind before the trial was consistent with his constitutional duties. Other Republican senators have gone further in expressing their disdain for the impeachment process.
Schiff called this an “excess of extreme partisanship where it is more important to one party that the president of their party remain in office than what he does to the country and that I think puts us deeply at risk”.

Jerry Nadler, chair of the judiciary committee which drew up the articles of impeachment after Schiff’s intelligence panel staged private and public hearings, told ABC Trump posed “a continuing threat to the integrity of our elections now”.

Asked why impeachment mattered if the outcome in the Senate was indeed a foregone conclusion, he said: “This is not a one-off.
“Impeachment is not a punishment for past behaviour. 

This president sought foreign interference in the 2016 election, he is openly seeking foreign interference in the 2020 election and he poses a continuing threat to our national security and the integrity of our elections to our democratic system itself.
“We cannot permit that to continue.”
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lnvestors want Bitcoin founder's body exhumed over 'questionable circumstances' over his death


lnvestors want Bitcoin founder's body exhumed over 'questionable circumstances' over his death

Investors want authorities to exhume the body of the founder of Canada's largest and now bankrupt bitcoin exchange to confirm its death and identity due to 'questionable circumstances' following his sudden death in India last year.

Gerald Cotten, the 30-year-old founder of the bankrupt cryptocurrency firm QaudrigaCX, died from complications of Crohn's syndrome while honeymooning in India with his wife on December 9, 2018.

An auditor has since reviewed the troubled firm, and reported concerns over management of the exchange. Gerald Cotten, 30, was the CEO of QuadricaCX, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada which defaulted last year following his death (pictured: with his wife Jennifer Robertson at the Taj Mahal)
Gerald Cotten, 30, was the CEO of QuadricaCX, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Canada which defaulted last year following his death (pictured: with his wife Jennifer Robertson at the Taj Mahal)
An auditor has uncovered 'questionable circumstances' under which QaudrigaCX, Canada's largest Bitcoin exchange, was managed. These include that its founder Gerald Cotten traded bitcoins under aliases, and that substantial funds were transferred to him directly

An auditor has uncovered 'questionable circumstances' under which QaudrigaCX, Canada's largest Bitcoin exchange, was managed. These include that its founder Gerald Cotten traded bitcoins under aliases, and that substantial funds were transferred to him directly
These include that Cotten traded bitcoins under aliases, and that substantial funds were transferred to him directly, reports the BBC
On Friday, lawyers for investors wrote to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seeking the exhumaton and post-mortem autopsy be performed on Cotten's body 'to confirm both its identity and the cause of death.' 

Cotten's widow, in a statement through her lawyer, said she is heartbroken to learn of this request', regarding the exhumation of his remains. 

She did not immediately respond when DailyMail.com reached out. 
Cotten had been the only person with keywords to $137 million invested in bitcoins at the time of his passing. 
His firm, at the time of his death, had about 115,000 clients. 
Meanwhile, the auditor, Ernst & Young, has only been able to recover about $25 million. 

Rumors on the internet have spread that Cotten may in fact still be alive, living off embezzled funds.   
His death came four days after he completed his will, which details that his estate includes $9 million in real estate, a Lexus, Cessna plane and yacht, know as the Gulliver. 
His name also had been misspelled on his Indian death certificate by the the Rajasthan hospital, in a country where forged documents are easy to obtain, according to Vanity Fair
Cotten's name was also misspelled on his death certificate by the Rajasthan hospital, in a country where forged documents are easy to obtain

Cotten's name was also misspelled on his death certificate by the Rajasthan hospital, in a country where forged documents are easy to obtain
Cotten's will did not mention that cold wallets -- external hard drive -- where millions in bitcoins were stored -- were emptied before Cotten and his wife had traveled to India. 

The hard drives, not connected to the internet, stored the cryptocurrency of 75,000 clients and for which only he had the password.
The password, a long, virtually impossible to remember, set of random numbers and letters, was kept inside a safe bolted to the rafters of his attic.

EY, tasked by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court with accessing the cold wallets, was eventually able to access the drives in March, but revealed the currency had gone.
Investigators found the wallets were commonly used to store Bitcoin starting in April 2014, but in April 2018 all but one of them were abruptly emptied and left dormant.

The final wallet was still used to transfer currency until December 3, six days before Cotten died, before it was also left empty.
Various theories have emerged about Cotten, the most compelling perhaps, claims that he is alive and living off the millions that went missing. 

His widow, Jennifer Robertson, said her husband's death 'should not be in doubt', the BBC reports. 
She adds that it is unclear how the confirmation of her husband's death, 'would assist the asset recovery further'. 4
Various theories have emerged about Cotten, the most compelling perhaps, claims that he is alive and living off the millions that went missing
Various theories have emerged about Cotten, the most compelling perhaps, claims that he is alive and living off the millions that went missing.
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Breast cancer may soon be cured in a WEEK with five days’ radiotherapy and end to life-changing side effects


Breast cancer may soon be cured in a WEEK with five days’ radiotherapy and end to life-changing side effects

THOUSANDS of woman could soon be cured of breast cancer in just ONE WEEK with a groundbreaking test to spot the disease.
The new test - being trialled by cancer experts in the UK - will indicate to doctors whether breast cancer is low-risk enough that having the tumour removed will be enough.

New methods of breast cancer treatment were unveiled at the world's biggest cancer conference in Texas
It means treatment could, in certain cases, be over in a week or less.
Professor Charlotte Coles - who is leading the trials - said: "There’s a misconception with breast cancer that you’ve got to throw everything at it, treatment-wise – the more the better.

"But that’s not necessarily the case. Partial breast radiotherapy is an easy technique and can be done with existing machines. Most UK hospitals should be able to do it."
Professor Judith Bliss, of the Institute of Cancer Research, added: "We know radiotherapy works.
"But for some women, the absolute risk of their cancer coming back is so low that having the treatment does not actually give any meaningful benefit."

The study, which will follow patients for ten years, is ongoing.
Almost 10,000 Britons are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and last year alone over two million middle-aged
British women went for a routine mammogram.

The X-ray check spots breast tumours at an early stage when they’re too small to see.

MINIMAL RADIOTHERAPY OR NONE AT ALL

Medical experts are now focused on treating the cancer without destroying women's lives with stressful and aggressive treatment.
Last week, experts unveiled new discoveries at the world's biggest cancer conference in Texas which could achieve just that.
Thousands of other patients could also be spared weeks of radiotherapy treatment thanks to a new method which means treatment can be given in just ten days.
The technique involves targeting just part of the breast with tumour-blasting X-rays.

Typical radio therapy targets the whole breast and can often result in nasty side effects including lumps and scarring.
Thousands of women could soon be saved from weeks of aggressive and stressful radiotherapy
Oncologist Dr Simona Shaitelman: "Small breast cancers tend to recur in the same area
"For this reason, it makes sense just to treat that part, rather than the entire breast."

This would reduce the risk of problems such as skin burns and scarring and the chance of damage to surrounding organs.
For the trial, researchers in Italy recruited 520 women over the age of 40 with breast cancer.
They all had small to medium-size tumours that had not yet spread beyond the breast.

Half were offered the new method of accelerated partial breast radiotherapy carried out five times over ten days.
The others received traditional whole breast therapy involving 30 daily hospital visits over six weeks.
However, the study found both treatments were equally as effective with survival rates the same despite the stark difference regularity.

BLOOD DNA TEST

Dr Shaitelman said: "For most people working full-time, this part of treatment is hard.
"A radiotherapy session itself only lasts five minutes, but from the time a patient checks in to when they leave, it’s an hour – not including time spent travelling. Making the whole process easier is a huge win."

Last year, a major trial led by The Institute of Cancer Research and University of Cambridge also found that partial radiotherapy after surgery could significantly reduce side effects.
A pioneering new genetic test that could help some women avoid chemotherapy entirely.

Tumours have their own genetic code and hundreds of genetic sub-types of breast cancer have now been identified.
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