Froome lost time in the mountains, for the first time in his winning run, to Bardet and Rigoberto Urán. Thanks to their stage wins, they fared slightly better than Froome when it came to securing time bonus seconds. Most tellingly of all, on every mountain stage apart from Peyragudes, the trio finished within 10 seconds of each other. A Tour designed with a bare minimum of time trialling has been won in the time trial stages in Düsseldorf and Marseille. … [Read more...] about Sky’s the limiting factor for Chris Froome in Tour de France popularity stakes
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“I think it’s really important that the UK looks at what is happening in Spain and Italy AND DOES NOT ALLOW things to get even worse there,” she said in a WhatsApp message. “The decisions your government is taking seem terrible to me, and as a nurse I need to try to save as many lives as I can.” … [Read more...] about Reporting on Covid-19 in Spain: ‘The limits of our new normality are being tested’
On a busy Saturday night Ms Martin might serve 200 customers, but this weekend she is limited to only 60, who will be accommodated in the back bar to allow a one-way system to operate, and in the car park, which has been fenced off to allow tables to be put in. … [Read more...] about ‘Leicester lepers’ are BANNED from holiday parks, campsites and hotels as bosses in nearest seaside resort Skegness ask people from Covid-hit city to stay at home
Along with all the expectations among freshers, you sense plenty of that implied pride and ambition. Liverpool’s main university campuses are just off Hope Street and, despite everything, that feels about right. Despite a challenging summer, Beer still confesses to excitement at going around her halls of residence, “trying to settle people in”. The next round of that welcome began at her university yesterday with an open day for 13,000 prospective students and their families. “For all the noise, people are still putting their faith in higher education,” she says. “And people still have positive and high motives for the commitment. We need to be kinder and more supportive as a nation of that, rather than constantly expressing the politics of envy and begrudging.” … [Read more...] about What next for England’s troubled universities?
In 2002, she challenged San Francisco's incumbent district attorney, the progressive Terence Hallinan, who was her former boss. She quit the office - known for it disorganization and low conviction rates - and launched her campaign against him. Her tenure as the city's top cop was not without controversy, particularly a case that made national news. In 2004, shortly after she took over in the DA's office, she declined to pursue the death penalty for a gang member accused of shooting 29-year-old San Francisco cop Isaac Espinoza - despite heavy political pressure from the police union … [Read more...] about Joe Biden tells his supporters ‘Let’s go win this’ after picking Kamala Harris as his running mate – which could make her the first black woman VP – and says ‘together we can beat Donald Trump’