There are around 16 second-leg matches still to be played in both of the continent's premier competitions. … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo launches new ‘Living Room Cup’ challenge… with ludicrous 142 toe touches in 45 seconds
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With the highest number of votes, the Smartie party wins the first MEP seat. It then has its original number of votes divided by one plus the number of MEP seats it has already won which equals 2. This means that, in the next round of counting, 50 of its votes are considered and it becomes the second party on the leaderboard leaving the Jelly Baby party with the most seats going into the next round. … [Read more...] about European elections: how does the voting system work?
Reimagining how it might fit in again is not a new idea but is one that has case has been quietly bolstered in recent years as the spiritual home of the AFLW; it was packed to its 25,000 capacity for the opening game of the league in 2017. A year earlier, when Carlton’s men hosted Essendon in a pre-season kickabout, it was equally full. Back then, I wrote of the smiles of those in attendance, overjoyed to be back amongst the distinctive palm trees. It didn’t feel like sepia-filtered melancholy as much as it did a piece of the game’s soul reawakening. … [Read more...] about A return to suburban grounds would offer a chance to reawaken the AFL’s soul
Religion is playing a far less tangible role today than it did in medieval Italy. While the importance of religion varies from country to country and city to city, that Lewis Capaldi appears at all in our musical response is a significant development. Religion can be a very strong social glue in localised groups, but non-religious music may encounter fewer obstacles in our collective identity politics: if you like Céline Dion, it doesn’t matter if you’re Catholic, Jewish, Protestant or Jedi. … [Read more...] about Stayin’ alive! How music has fought pandemics for 2,700 years
The 78-year-old actor who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham in the ITV drama series said she would find it too frustrating to watch and notice how she could have done things better. She told the US TV show 60 Minutes that she might tune in but only after leaving the show. … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith reveals she has never seen an episode