Which would-be prime minister wears unusual socks?

Two men – Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt – are competing to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s next prime minister. They’ve been out and about trying to win the votes of party members who will decide on the winner. With less than three weeks to go until the result, what’s been happening over the past seven days of campaigning? Event of the week To try to put a fiendishly complicated issue in the simplest terms possible… EU rules say there must be checks at its borders with non-EU countries. But, with the shadow of decades of violent conflict around the Irish border at the forefront of their minds, all sides agree that no visible …

After years in the wilderness, can Barcelona save the House of Neymar? | Barney Ronay

The Brazil forward is still racking up the goals but he feels less relevant and more of a co-opted corporate machine than a footballer these days For English nobles during the reign of Henry VIII the news that the king was coming to visit was a sure sign of impending ruin. In return for the honour of his company you could expect to see your house, farmland and local sewerage system trashed, pillaged and fatally bunged up, the royal party only moving on once all in its sights had been safely devastated. During one nationwide procession in 1541 Henry stopped briefly at Hatfield and in the course of a spectacular hunt murdered 200 deer, a company of swans, two boats-full …

50 Years After First Playing, Women’s Soccer Pioneers Volunteer At The World Cup

REIMS, France — In five minutes, she can get from her home to the René Tys Sports Complex, where a volunteer center is set up for the Women’s World Cup 2019. Another few minutes of walking brings her to the entrance of Auguste Delaune stadium, which hosted all six of the tournament’s matches that were played in Reims.  This is a route Ghislaine “Gigi” Souef, 66, knows very well. Before she made this walk to work as a volunteer greeter at this year’s Women’s World Cup, she played on this field with a woman’s team of her own, back in 1968. They “just wanted to play,” she said, but they did more than that. They kicked off the modern history …

Gays Rule: Megan Rapinoe Reveals The Science Behind Team’s Success

Megan Rapinoe said the Women’s World Cup was just a matter of science. won both the Golden Ball (best player) and Golden Boot (most goals) awards, cracked last month that no team can win without gay players.  You can’t win a championship without gays on your team,” she said. “It’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there.” told ya.”  Asked in June if she would visit the White House if the team were to be invited by President Donald Trump, she scoffed: “ When criticized by Trump supporters, including some who called the statement unpatriotic, Rapinoe stood her ground. I think I’m extremely American,” she said.  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories …

Nicki Minaj Is Warned That Her Saudi Arabia Gig Would Be ‘Disastrous’

Nicki Minaj to cancel Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest in light of the kingdom’s oppression of women, crackdown on dissidents and Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for authorizing and financing her show. HRF took aim in particular at Minaj’s celebration of Pride Week in June, a time when the LGBTQ community is honored with festivals and parades around the globe. However, in Saudi Arabia, homosexuality is The group told the singer that should she appear at the festival, she would be “condoning and serving the public relations needs” of the kingdom. The event comes at a time when the country is easing restrictions on entertainment and attempting to patch up its image after the murder of Washington Post journalist Two …

USAs Megan Rapinoe says equal pay talk must move to the next step

Megan Rapinoe called for the conversation on equal pay to move forward after she helped the USA to retain the World Cup Megan Rapinoe called for the conversation on equal pay to move forward after she helped Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Rafael Nadal edges past Nick Kyrgios in Center Court thriller

(CNN)In a city known for its vibrant theater life, the best place in London Thursday had to be Center Court at Wimbledon for Rafael Nadal’s emotional 6-3 3-6 7-6 (5) 7-6 (3) victory against Nick Kyrgios in a second-round blockbuster that overflowed with activity. Often cast as the villain, Kyrgios certainly played the part in the three-hour thriller when he labeled chair umpire Damien Dumusois a “disgrace” for the way he officiated Nadal’s unhurried play, earned an unsportsmanlike conduct warning for his constant chatter with the Frenchman and lashed a forehand at Nadal that left the world No. 2 seething. “Yeah I was going for him,” Kyrgios admitted in a mostly light-hearted session with reporters where you wouldn’t have guessed …

Beers, cheers and dashed hopes for England fans

ENGLAND 0 – USA 1 ⚽️ A post shared by Love Parks Wandsworth (@loveparkswandsworth) on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT Report Skip Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth Image Copyright loveparkswandsworth loveparkswandsworth The warm night, filled with expectation and hope, was a reminder of last summer’s men’s World Cup for many. Ben Bezuidenhoit, a student from Essex, wrapped in his England flag recycled from last year, has been enjoying England’s success. “The men scrape through on penalties but the women are smashing it,” he says. Image caption There were some nervous smiles before the game kicked off But people are divided about whether World Cup fever really …

USA scrape past world No 79 Curacao and into Gold Cup semi-finals

Weston McKennies first-half goal gave the United States a 1-0 win over Curacao in Philadelphia to put the defending champions into the Gold Cup semi-finals The United States were outplayed during the second-half by 79th-ranked Curacao but managed to advance to the Gold Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win on Sunday night behind Weston McKennies 25th-minute goal. The defending champions extended their Gold Cup winning streak to nine and will play Jamaica in Wednesdays semi-final in Nashville. The US reached the semi-finals for the 10th straight Gold Cup. Mexico and Haiti play in the other semi-final. Christian Pulisic captained the US for the second time and provided an exquisite pass for McKennies goal. The 20-year-old cut in from the flank …

Peru set up Brazil clash in Copa Amrica final after resounding win over Chile

Peru advanced to the final of the Copa Amrica and a date with hosts Brazil after beating double defending champions Chile 3-0 Peru advanced to the final of the Copa Amrica and a date with hosts Brazil after beating double defending champions Chile 3-0. Chile were outclassed by a quick and eager Peru side, who looked a different outfit from the one that scored just three goals in four games on their way to the semi-finals and lost 5-0 to Brazil earlier in the tournament. Peru took the lead 20 minutes into the match when a corner from the right was nodded on to Edison Flores, who volleyed home at the back post. They made it 2-0 17 minutes later …

You can’t drive Ford’s first million-dollar car on the street

(Ford) (Ford) The GT Mk II features a 700 hp version of the GT’s 647 hp 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and is equipped with extra cooling features, including a water spray for the charge air cooler and a roof-mounted air intake. Its aerodynamics package has been modified with a large wing and an eye on improving downforce, and it rides on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport slicks. The cabin is equipped with two Sparco racing seats, a roll cage and a performance computer.

Los Angeles Angels share memories of pitcher Tyler Skaggs after he died suddenly at age 27

(CNN)Days before a road trip to play the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs asked his manager whether his teammates could dress up as cowboys. “He impacted a lot of people, and the community,” Angels general manager Billy Eppler said. “He was a staple in our community with all the efforts of the Angels throughout Southern California. There are so many people that knew Tyler and loved Tyler.” His memory lives on in hearts and minds Eppler said Skaggs “was a teammate, he was a brother, a friend and most important of all, he was a husband and a son.” “For some reason that is incomprehensible to all of us, he lives on now only in our minds …

FA furious after US officials are caught in Englands World Cup hotel

The Football Association is furious after US team officials were caught in private rooms in Englands hotel two days before the teams meet in the Womens World Cup semi-final An extraordinary spygate row has broken out at the Womens World Cup after undercover US team officials were caught wandering into private rooms at Englands hotel while Phil Nevilles side were out training. The Football Association is furious over the incident, which occurred on Sunday morning, two days before the teams meet in Tuesdays semi-final. It claimed that it would never scope out another teams hotel let alone enter their inner sanctum while they were still in the tournament. It is understood the US officials were not wearing official team uniforms …

Watch the moment Coco Gauff clinched a comeback victory in the third round of Wimbledon

(CNN)Cori “Coco” Gauff became an international tennis sensation just days ago, after she defeated five-time champion Venus Williams, and Wimbledon’s wild about its youngest qualifier. But Gauff evened up the score in the second set, benefiting off Hercog’s errors to earn the win, 7-6 (7). Her Slovenian opponent struggled to keep up with Gauff, now set in her stride, in the third set, losing 7-5. Gauff shot into the air in jubilation, arms stretched toward the sky. And so did the patrons watching from the bar that her father owns in Delray Beach, Florida. South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist David Hyde captured the ecstasy as supporters from her hometown went “loco for Coco” during the thrilling match. Her parents, Corey and …

Megan Rapinoe Slams Decision To Put 2 Men’s Matches The Same Day As World Cup Final

Just a few hours after the United States and the Netherlands meet in the Women’s World Cup final in France, Brazil or Peru will celebrate winning the Copa America, South America’s men’s championship. And then at night, the United States or Mexico will win the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the men’s title of North and Central America and the Caribbean. “It’s ridiculous, and disappointing, to be honest,” said Rapinoe, the star American midfielder. “The scheduling of the different events has gone through a comprehensive consultancy process, which has involved all key stakeholders and taken into account different aspects of the women’s and men’s international match calendars,” the governing body said in a statement. “It is a rare and exciting occurrence.” “It’s …

Christian Horner: The F1 product is fundamentally wrong and needs addressing

Red Bulls Christian Horner tells Giles Richards the 2021 rule changes simply must work as last weeks French Grand Prix was one of the most boring he has ever been involved in Simple, straight answers are often rare in Formula One, so the honest and the heartfelt stand out immediately. As the Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, considers another home grand prix in Austria where his drivers will again face a possible bludgeoning from Mercedes, his passion for the sport is unmistakable. The desire to win remains a driving force, as is his emotional attachment to F1, which Horner believes now more than ever desperately needs to make a success of its reinvention in 2021. He has ridden the …