Few people had the power to say no to Diego Maradona in life but his family appear to have put their foot down on an unusual last request. Maradona, who died from a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60, told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he died he wanted to be embalmed and put on show for fans, according to Martin Arevalo, a journalist who was close to the former Argentina captain. "When the idea of a statue first came up he said: 'No, I want them to embalm me'," Arevalo told TyC sports.
Manchester United has been unable to fully restore its computer systems a week after being targeted in a cyberattack. The Premier League club's staff still did not have access to email on Thursday night, and some other functions were also unavailable. “Following the recent cyberattack on the club, our IT team and external experts secured our networks and have conducted forensic investigations,” United said in a statement.
He’s "Young Dumb & Broke" no longer. After winning a Grammy and collaborating with hitmakers Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Billie Eilish, not to mention becoming one of the most popular Spotify artists with about 50 million monthly listeners, mononymous 22-year-old singer-songwriter Khalid — Khalid Donnel Robinson to his mother — has already outgrown his starter […]
Meng Wanzhou's defence lawyers leveled new allegations Thursday of a "cover up" by the most senior Canadian law enforcement official to testify so far in the Huawei executive's extradition hearing.
He's not exactly a household name, but Ernest "Ernie" Garcia II has quietly become one of America's richest men through selling and financing used cars, an unsexy business that has nonetheless proven highly lucrative. Forbes says the 63-year-old DriveTime owner is Arizona's richest person, and the Bloomberg Billionaires Index pegs the combined net worth of […]
Napoli's players honoured club legend Diego Maradona on Thursday by stepping out onto the pitch wearing his number 10 jersey ahead of their Europa League match with Rijeka.
James Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years and was a guiding force for a couple of the most well-known cultural institutions in the U.S., has died. Wolfensohn died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan according to the Institute for Advanced Study, where he had been a past chair of the board.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 ― Parti Amanah Negara lawmakers who rose to try and force bloc voting on Budget 2021 were not informed that Pakatan Harapan MPs had been told to stand down from opposing the...
An electric car could need to be driven 50,000 miles before its carbon footprint is better than a petrol model because of the CO2 involved in its manufacture, a new report has said. The report, commissioned by several car manufacturers, says the Polestar 2 electric car produces 24 tonnes of CO2 to make, compared to 14 tonnes in the Volvo XC40. When used on a European electricity mix, it is estimated that it would take 48,000 miles before the carbon footprints of the two cars are equal. The report, commissioned by Honda, McLaren, Aston Martin and Bosch, called for greater transparency from carmakers over the CO2 impact of manufacturing electric vehicles. The manufacture of lithium-ion batteries is particularly energy intensive, as is the process to recycle them. The source of energy used in both the production and the everyday use of electric cars also has a major impact, which can be expected to improve as energy systems decarbonise. Commenting on the report, Matt Western MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups for Motor and Electric Vehicles, welcomed the new 2030 phase-out date for petrol and diesel cars, but said it was an inadequate move. “We need to address the decarbonisation of both vehicle and fuel to have any real hope of meeting our CO2 reduction ambitions,” he said. The report did not include data comparing the lifetime CO2 impact of any other vehicles. A study earlier this year from Exeter, Nijmegen and Cambridge universities suggested that an electric car produced less CO2 over its lifetime than a petrol car in 95 per cent of the world. But the report does highlight that there is still some way to go before electric cars can deliver fully on the promise of decarbonised transport. “We need to do more than just electrify the fleet,” said Andy Eastlake, managing director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. “We are still selling diesel and petrol cars, the engines of which could play out until 2050, so we have to look at decarbonising fuel.”
The BBC’s news output has the lowest-ranked impartiality score of any British broadcaster, according to a survey of viewers. The corporation has fallen below Channel 5 for the first time. Ofcom asked audiences for each of the main channels whether they believed that the news programmes they watched were free of bias. The BBC scored just 58 per cent. Sky News was the highest-rated with 69 per cent, followed by Channel 4 (66 per cent), ITV (63 per cent) and Channel 5 (61 per cent). It is the first time in the annual survey that the BBC has fallen behind all the other broadcasters. Channel 5 has now overtaken the corporation as perceptions of its impartiality improve. Ofcom said: “We learned that people’s views of the impartiality of BBC news are shaped by a range of factors, only some of which relate directly to its news and current affairs content. “Some told us that their views were influenced by the BBC brand, its funding mechanism and its portrayal across wider media. “Once again our research shows that audiences rate impartiality as the lowest-scoring aspect of the BBC’s delivery of this purpose. “There is a risk that future relationships between the BBC and its audiences could be jeopardised if audience concerns around impartiality continue to grow.” Ofcom said it would monitor the progress made by the corporation over the next 12 months after Tim Davie, the director-general, said he planned to put impartiality at the heart of the BBC’s output. It also welcomed Mr Davie’s new rules warning presenters that they must not express political views on Twitter. Ofcom said: “Although the use of social media by BBC journalists and presenters is not within our remit, we consider that this is a useful step and is likely to help improve perceptions of impartiality.”
Britain's 100-year-old charity hero Captain Tom Moore and motor racing champion Lewis Hamilton have topped GQ magazine's Men of the Year Awards. The men's fashion and style magazine also honoured campaigning soccer player Marcus Rashford and actress Lashana Lynch, among others, at a virtual ceremony broadcast on Thursday via GQ's YouTube channel and hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. It named veteran singer, song writer and TV personality Ozzy Osbourne as winner of its lifetime achievement award.
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For Ingrid Andress, becoming the designated face of country music in this year's Grammy nominations just seven months after her debut album came out is "mind-blowing." Among country artists, she's tied with Miranda Lambert for the most overall nominations, with three. But one of Andress' nods was for best new artist — and she's not […]
Wildlife workers in Florida helped a turtle in distress on Sanibel Island after it got into difficulties close to the shore line.This footage, shared by Jessica Tomblin on November 25 shows a person in a Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation uniform helping the turtle.Tomblin told Storyful she spotted the turtle close to the shore and noticed something was wrong when it was ‘barely moving.’“[It was] jerking its head back struggling to breathe and closing its eyes… so I called the Sanibel Police and they sent a biologist from CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife),” she said. “We moved him where he was in a safe spot in the water until they came.”Tomblin told Storyful the turtle was taken to receive care and treatment from CROW. Credit: Jessica Tomblin via Storyful
"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek is still inspiring fans, even three weeks after he died at 80. The beloved TV personality had taped enough episodes of "Jeopardy" to last until the week of Jan. 4. Although Trebek was in the late stages of pancreatic cancer, he was still hosting new episodes of the show up until […]
A woman was filmed smashing hundreds of bottles of booze inside an Aldi supermarket in Stevenage, England, on November 25.Footage of the incident shows a large pile of broken bottles on the aisle floor as the woman swipes more bottles from the shelves. The woman is seen slipping and falling on the broken glass and several shoppers can be heard saying the woman is bleeding from her right hand.The woman was arrested and was also treated in hospital for her injuries, according to reports.Lee Clark captured this video and told Storyful he spoke to a supermarket manager who estimated the woman caused the store about £100,000 (around $130,000) in damages that include the destroyed spirits stock, lost revenue due to shop closure, and the cost of new flooring. Credit: Lee Clark via Storyful
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Alex Trebek shared a heartfelt message on Thursday’s Thanksgiving episode of “Jeopardy!” and it left fans who are missing the legendary host feeling especially grateful.“Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and gentlemen,” Trebek, in a message recorded months ago, began. “You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful. There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors, and that’s a good thing.”He concluded by saying, “Keep the faith, we’re going to get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it.”The video was shared on the show’s social channels with the caption, “High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex’s Thanksgiving message from today’s show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!”High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex's Thanksgiving message from today's show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/8OlpkSGi9r— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 26, 2020“I’m not crying, you’re crying,” one fan wrote on the show’s Instagram page.Another added, “I needed that message from Alex today – it made me cry but some of those tears were definitely happy ones to hear his voice again.”“Loved the show. Loved him. Will be watching Ken Jennings, but missing Alex,” another fan said.Also Read: 'Jeopardy!' to Rotate 'Interim Guest Hosts,' Starting With Ken Jennings“Jeopardy!” producers announced this the week that the show would be returning to production next week with Ken Jennings as the first interim guest host.The show said a permanent host would not be named at this time and the interim guest hosts will come from “within the ‘Jeopardy!’ family.”Alex Trebek passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8 following a public battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean, and children Matthew, Emily and Nicky.Also Read: 9 Heartwarming Things We'll Miss About Alex Trebek (Photos)In his memory, “Jeopardy!” will air 10 of Trebek’s best episodes over the weeks of Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, 2020, the media release said.Trebek’s final “Jeopardy!” episode was originally supposed to air on Christmas Day, but now, “due to anticipated preemptions” around the holidays, his final week of episodes will air the week of Jan. 4, 2021 “in order to give his millions of fans a chance to see his final appearances.”Read original story Alex Trebek’s Posthumous Thanksgiving Message Leaves ‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Delighted At TheWrap