French coach Jacques Brunel admitted Wednesday his team struggled to control the game in their 33-7 win against the USA, pointing his finger at the humidity and the referee. The final score in the Pool C encounter flattered Les Bleus slightly, with three late tries securing the bonus point after the Eagles were only three points behind with just over 10 minutes remaining. “We struggled for sure, especially physically because it was very humid,” Brunel told reporters. “We made quite a lot of handling errors. We did not control the game well but it’s positive because we got the win and five points,” added the coach. France were penalised 10 times — seven times in the first half — and their indiscipline meant they never really imposed their free-flowing brand of rugby on the game. “We started relatively well, we scored from some kicks, then we got a bit carried away. We stopped applying pressure and we were up against a solid … [Read more...] about Rugby World Cup: ‘We struggled’ admits France coach after USA win
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PARIS (Reuters) - France is in a hurry to rebuild world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Romain Legoube, an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter, hopes to be among those chosen for the prestigious task of restoring its centuries-old roof. “It would be an achievement to be able to say that we participated in the creation of Notre-Dame,” Legoube told Reuters. Legoube is one of around 10,000 students trained every year by Les Compagnons du Devoir, a guild association created over 70 years ago, with a nod to medieval traditions, to train people in different crafts. Although saddened by the April 15 fire that destroyed the oak beam roof, Legoube hopes one day to walk on the vaults of the site and rebuild the frame of the roof, as previous builders of cathedrals did before him. But first, he must obtain his certification, and travel around workplaces in France and abroad to become a skilled craftsman. Jean-Claude Bellanger, who heads up the Compagnons du Devoir association, … [Read more...] about France in a rush to train skilled workers to restore Notre-Dame
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Cheltenham Festival has been in full swing once again following a thrilling four days at Prestbury Park. You can follow all the reaction from Gold Cup Day and the 'Greatest Show on Turf'. Here's today's racecard: Results: 1.30pm: JCB Triumph Hurdle: Defi Du Seuil, Mega Fortune, Bapaume 2.10pm: Randox Health County Hurdle: Arctic Fire, L'ami Serge, Ozzie the Oscar 2.50pm: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle: Penhill, Monalee, Wholestone 3.30pm: Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: Sizing John, Minella Rocco, Native River 4.10pm: Foxhunter Chase: Pacha Du Polder, Wonderful Charm, Barel Of Laughs 4.50pm: Martin Pipe Hurdle: Champagne Classic, Verni, Runfordave, Coo Star Sivola 5.30pm: Johnny Henderson Grand Annual: Rock the World, Gardefort, Theinval Key Events Rock the World wins Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase 17:37 Champagne Classic wins Martin Pipe Hurdle … [Read more...] about Cheltenham Festival 2017 recap: Gold Cup latest and all the results from Prestbury Park
Thibaut Courtois argues he is among the world’s best goalkeepers despite facing criticism over his Real Madrid form in recent months. The former Chelsea 'keeper spoke ahead of Belgium's Euro 2020 qualifier in Russia on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League."With my talent and my form, I am certain that I belong among the best," Courtois told Belgian reporters. 'Mbappe dreams of Madrid move'Zidane: I don't want Bale to leave Russia vs Belgium November 16, 2019, 4:55pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass "That is precisely why I have been criticised. I have only conceded seven goals in La … [Read more...] about Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid goalkeeper says he is among world’s best
An army of 'killer robots' that will assist infantry on the battlefield has been unveiled in propaganda footage released by Russia The video, released by the Kremlin, appears to showcase the state's latest drone technology. That includes and AI-controlled driverless tank that follow the aim of a soldier's rifle to obliterate targets with its own weaponry. Russia's Advanced Research Foundation (ARF) said the ultimate goal is to have an army of robots entirely controlled by Artificial Intelligence algorithms. Currently the drones are deployed alongside infantry who remotely control the vehicles, but in the future the tech will be fully autonomous. That means the military hardware will be able to target and kill enemies without any human intervention. 'The evolution of combat robots is on the path of increasing the ability to perform tasks in autonomous mode with a gradual reduction in the role of the operator,' a spokesperson for the ARF told C41SRNET. The video was … [Read more...] about Russia claims it has built an army of KILLER ROBOTS including self-driving tanks that follow the aim of a soldier’s rifle and swarms of deadly drones that drop bombs from the sky
After three days of this year's Cheltenham Festival , we're on the home straight. Tens of thousands of fans have packed into the famous track for the Gold Cup, the week's blue riband race. But there is plenty of action before that. The afternoon kicks off with the Triumph Hurdle before the competitive County Handicap Hurdle will be a test for the punters. After the Gold Cup, the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle completes the week's grade one races. You can also follow the action as it happens with our live blog. 1.30pm: JCB Triumph Hurdle, 2m 179y 1. Defi Du Seuil 5/2f 2. Mega Fortune 7/1 3. Bapaume 10/1 Defi Du Seuil was a different class in the JCB Triumph Hurdle as champion jockey Richard Johnson recorded a second victory at this year's Cheltenham Festival. The Philip Hobbs-trained four-year-old, who is owned by JP McManus, had long been ante-post favourite for this Grade One affair having excelled during the winter with five wins on the spin. And fears the ground would be too quick … [Read more...] about Cheltenham Festival 2017 Gold Cup day results: How did your bets do on the final afternoon of the Greatest Show on Turf?