England bowler James Anderson says he is "progressing nicely" as he continues his recovery from a calf injury. Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, managed just four overs of the first Ashes Test against Australia before suffering the problem which ruled him out of the rest of the series and the current tour of New Zealand.Root suffers injury scare in England warm-up Another day of building up my bowing. Progressing nicely. Happy the two guys on the right weren’t batting! 😁🏏 @Trescricket @Trotty pic.twitter.com/KAX38Cona7— James Anderson (@jimmy9) November 15, 2019 The Lancashire seamer tweeted a video of him bowling in a net session alongside former England batsmen Marcus Trescothick and Jonathan Trott, accompanied by an update on his fitness. Anderson wrote: "Another day of building up my bowing (sic). Progressing nicely. Happy the two guys on the right weren't batting! … [Read more...] about James Anderson ‘progressing nicely’ as England bowler battles back after calf injury
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Guinness World Records (GWR) has announced that Maria Gomes Valentim is the new holder of the "Oldest Living Person" title. The great-great grandmother is 114 years and 313 days old.Born on July 9, 1896, in Carangola, Brazil, Valentim is 48 days older than the previous titleholder, Besse Cooper from Monroe, Ga. Cooper will now hold the title of "Oldest Living North American."Valentim has resided in Brazil all of her life and has one son, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.She attributes her life's longevity to a healthy diet, which includes eating fruit and a bread roll with her daily morning coffee. Valentim told GWR that she is able to eat completely on her own and occasionally treats herself to a glass of wine."To receive a claim from a woman born during the reign of Queen Victoria — before the Ford Motor Company was formed, or before even George and Ira Gershwin, were born — is remarkable in itself, but for that woman to be … [Read more...] about Guinness World Records Crowns New ‘Oldest Living Person’
The BJP will form a government in Maharashtra soon, the party's state unit chief Chandrakant Patil said on Friday, claiming that it can count on support of 119 MLAs in the 288-member Assembly. Patil's statement came even as its estranged ally Shiv Sena and rivals Congress and NCP appeared to be inching closer towards finalising an alliance to form government. Patil claimed that the BJP, which won 105 seats in the October 21 elections, has the support of some Independents, which takes its tally to 119. Addressing a press conference, he said, "BJP is the single largest party, and with the support of Independents our tally reaches 119. With this tally, BJP will form the government. "We are keeping a close watch on every political development in the state," he added. The BJP-Sena alliance, which won 161 seats, fell apart over the Sena's demand of sharing of chief minister's post. Speaking about the BJP's performance in the Assembly elections, Patil said it secured 1.42 crore votes, … [Read more...] about Maharashtra: BJP has support of 119 MLAs, will form govt soon says Chandrakant Patil
© Twitter Six I-League clubs -- Mohun Bagan, Quess East Bengal, Churchill Brothers FC, Gokulam Kerala FC, Minerva Punjab FC and Aizawl FC -- have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to save Indian football from victimisation by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by forming an enquiry commission. In the letter signed by Swapan Sadhan Bose, the Managing Director of Mohun Bagan, the I-League clubs have urged the Prime Minister to set up the commission to probe the manner in which the AIFF was functioning."We have no choice but to knock on your doors and seek justice. We request you to kindly look into the matter and set up an enquiry commission to probe the manner in which the AIFF is functioning," read the 23-point letter."We hope you will intervene and save Indian football, traditional clubs and all I-League clubs which have built a proper ecosystem to nurture young talent as future stars for Indian Football. We will provide any further information and … [Read more...] about I-League Clubs Urge PM To Form Panel To Probe AIFF’s Functioning
Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who alleges that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her, has revealed extensive details of the events she claims took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. The 34-year-old teacher claims the superstar footballer forced her to have sex with him in the bathroom of his penthouse suite, despite repeatedly being told not to. Mayorga also revealed the protracted legal process by which she subsequently agreed to settle the claims. It was an agreement which, her lawyers claim, was never honoured by Ronaldo and contains documents that prove he knew she had not consented. Ronaldo has vehemently denied all the allegations. Mayorga said in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine that she had chosen to go public in the wake of the #MeToo revelations. By breaking her end of the agreement, she may now face the possibility of having to pay back $375,000 awarded to her eight years ago, on top of legal fees, in an out-of-court settlement reported by Der Spiegel. The alleged assault … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine
History was made by men - or at least that what the BBC ’s Icons audience might have us believe. When viewers were asked to vote for the most iconic human beings of the 20th century, only male figures made the final seven. Among them were deserving contenders such as Nelson Mandela , Pablo Picasso and ‘father of computing’ Alan Turing. But many - just as worthy - women didn’t get a look in, such as Nobel prize winner Marie Curie, suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. Down the centuries women have played a central part in shaping the world, and the 20th century had more impressive women than ever - Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa and Queen Elizabeth II, to name just a few. So why, when presented with both the male and female history-makers, did viewers of the BBC2 show cast their votes for the men, not the women? A BBC spokesperson would only point out that the programme “gave the public their say on who … [Read more...] about BBC finalists for 20th century greatest person are all men – where are the women?