Burns and Pope fall cheaply for Surrey Lawrence and Westley shine for Essex Opener Robson hits 165 for Middlesex D ay one: Surrey (220-9) vs Gloucestershire After a lean winter both of Surrey’s England batsmen, Rory Burns and Ollie Pope, needed their springs to blossom but they were dismissed for four and 22 respectively by a similar impatience. During their winter Test series in India, England’s batsmen interpreted the message to be positive so enthusiastically that some tried a shot at almost every ball - Pope for one dancing down the turning pitch in Ahmedabad to the left-arm spin of Axar Patel and being, not surprisingly, stumped. In their growing desperation England’s batsmen, apart from their captain Joe Root, seemed not to observe Rishabh Pant’s shot-selection. Pant may have given the impression he slogged every ball but no. He blocked or left 138 balls in that series; sure, he made hay off the 100 balls he attacked but, normally, only after playing himself … [Read more...] about Rory Burns and Ollie Pope display familiar signs of impatience as England batsmen continue to toil
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The world's wealthiest 1% produce twice as much carbon emissions as the poorest 50%, according to a new report. "Despite sharp falls in carbon emissions in 2020 linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis - which is driven by the accumulation of emissions in the atmosphere over time - continued to grow," the Cambridge Sustainability Commission has warned. Ahead of the COP26 climate change summit, it says that government "must use this historic juncture to build fairer economies within the limits our planet can bear". Watch: The Daily Climate Show Dramatic lifestyle changes are needed among the so-called "polluter elite" to limit global warming to the 1.5 Celsius target set out in the Paris Agreement, the report said. Advertisement To avoid passing this limit, the richest 1% will need to reduce their emissions by a factor of at least 30 by 2030 - while the world's poorest 50% should be able increase their emissions by three times … [Read more...] about Climate change: Wealthiest 1% are driving global carbon emissions, says new report
A FRENCH town called Bitche has been cancelled by Facebook – because it sounds like a sexist insult. Now other French places with names including Arse, Anus, Condom, and Pussy also risk being cancelled by the Facebook algorithms. Officials in the small community on the River Horn, on the German border, on Tuesday confirmed that the page "has been censored" since last month. “We’ve appealed but this can take a long while,” said a town hall spokesman in Bitche, which has a population of just 5000." In the meantime, they have renamed their Facebook page ‘Mairie 57230’ – a combination of the word for ‘town hall’ and their postcode. Valérie Degouy, a spokesperson for Bitche, told local radio: “I appealed on 19 March but [the page] hasn’t reappeared again. I have tried every way to contact Facebook, through the different forms, but there is nothing more to do. "I tried to send a private message on the Facebook France page, I left about 10 messages every day. "I was … [Read more...] about French town of BITCHE cancelled by Facebook for its ‘offensive’ name… so will Orgy, Condom and Pussy be next?
EVIDENCE of a sharp toothed tree climbing dinosaur has been discovered and experts are calling it the "Monkeydactyl". The ancient creature is thought be the oldest example of an animal with 'opposed thumbs'. Opposable thumbs are usually a feature associated with humans and monkeys. They set us apart from other species because they help us use our hands to do things like gripping and opening items. The Monkeydactyl fossil was found in the Tiaojishan Formation of Liaoning in China. Scientists also refer to the creature as Kunpengopterus antipollicatus. An international team of researchers used a small CT scanner to find out more about the dinosaur's structure. This is how they discovered its opposable thumbs and beak lined with sharp teeth. The creature also had a 85cm (33.5 inch) wingspan so may have flew between trees when it wasn't climbing up them. Monkeydactyl's have been put in the pterosaurs category of dinosaurs. This group are thought to have … [Read more...] about Terrifying flying ‘Monkeydactyl’ dinosaur with razor teeth ‘was FIRST creature with opposable thumbs’
LORRAINE host Ranvir Singh was left mortified this morning as she was forced on air with "big hair" after losing track of time. The 43-year-old star is covering the show while presenter Lorraine Kelly enjoys an Easter break - and Ranvir was caught off guard when she was needed on set for the usual live link during Good Morning Britain . She surprised GMB hosts Kate Garraway and Adil Ray with her unfinished look, admitting she'd had to race to the studio from her dressing room. The star explained that she'd become engrossed by Kate and Adil's interview with a US couple who adopted a baby they'd found on the subway shortly before she was due on. Seeing herself on camera, Ranvir gasped: "My hair's a bit big!" while Adil laughed. She went on: "I was in my dressing room and I was too busy watching that interview, they were like: 'You've got to be upstairs in the studio!' so I had to run in because I was so captivated by the interview." Kate chuckled in … [Read more...] about Lorraine host Ranvir Singh mortified as she’s forced on air with ‘big hair’ after losing track of time