By Catherine Evans Published 20 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Men's football could pick up a few tactics in diversity from the women's game, according to fans. Footballer Jake Daniels received widespread praise and support as he became the first active player in more than 30 years to come out as gay . But the news has laid bare the differences in how LGBT players are treated. Fans of the women's game said there was less pressure for players to perform to gender stereotypes. In 1990, Justin Fashanu stunned the football world when he told a newspaper he was gay. Rainbow Wall for Wales' LGBTQ+ fans Why Daniels coming out is a watershed moment Others will follow Daniels' path, says Lineker Three decades on, he remained the only male footballer to reveal his sexuality while playing professionally in England's top tiers - until … [Read more...] about Jake Daniels: Is it easier for women footballers to come out?
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By Laura Francis Published 6 May 2013 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Last year the UK's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency raised £67m from the sale of personalised number plates. But why do people still buy them? Lord Alan Sugar has one: AMS 1. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drove away from their wedding with one that read JU5T WED and broadcaster Chris Evans has several. But it's not only the rich and famous who buy personalised number plates. Despite the recent economic downturn, they are still big business. Personalised plates are regularly used in films and television series to hint that a character is a braggart or an egomaniac or just a bit desperate for attention. In the TV series The Persuaders, international playboy Brett Sinclair, 15th Earl of Marnock, drove an Aston Martin DBS with the number plate BS 1. In the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, the villain … [Read more...] about Why do people still buy personalised number plates?
To hold his Senate seat against his challenger, Beto O’Rourke, in 2018, Ted Cruz spent nearly $40 million. O’Rourke’s campaign spent double that amount. The day before the vote in Texas, Cruz lent his campaign $260,000. This was a curious—and seemingly unnecessary—gesture: The campaign’s final report showed it ended with $263,000 cash in hand. Yet Cruz was not acting irrationally. He was preparing the ground for a challenge of his own, an assault on the tottering remains of the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law of 2002. That law, more formally known as the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, or BCRA, limited how campaigns could repay loans from candidates. A campaign has 20 days in which it can repay such loans in full. After that deadline, it can repay no more than $250,000. When Cruz’s campaign finished repaying him, the deadline had elapsed. So his campaign committee settled only $250,000 of the loan, leaving $10,000 outstanding—which Cruz then sued in federal court to … [Read more...] about What Ted Cruz’s Supreme Court Win Means