“It’s vital for cricket that we do everything we can to keep the game going in these tough times,” Langer said. “I am delighted with how the players have returned to their states from the break back in March. The whole squad has come back fitter and stronger, which is great testament to each of them. … [Read more...] about Cricket Australia gets green light for limited overs tour of England
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International travel is subject to restrictions. You must self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive in the UK, unless you have travelled from one of the countries where there are “travel corridors”. There are currently 76 countries and territories on the list, which should be checked before you travel. … [Read more...] about What can we do now Covid-19 restrictions are being eased in England?
It is also claimed that, in discussions about signing players, the employee would often employ racist language, including the phrase "camel jockey." Several times, players are referred to as "dirty Turk" or other derogatory terms. The coach also suggested that the "last name doesn't appeal to me" when discussing potential signings. … [Read more...] about Rummenigge addresses racism claims at Bayern Munich’s youth training campus
Staffers wearing big cuddly costumes often turn up at trade and food festivals to meet and greet visitors – and hand out business cards. The best-known mascots can drive sales. Sales of food and toy products bearing the image of Kumamon, ubiquitous black bear from Kumamoto region, hit a record 128 billion yen (£859 million) in 2016. … [Read more...] about Japan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics superhero mascots
Dan Balz, who covered those events for the Washington Post and still marvels at them, says it was palpable, "the public's modest contempt for a royal family that was clearly out of touch". Reporters only had to undertake a brief vox pop to hear the quiet anger, much of it clearly bottled up for many years. Its sources were various, starting with the immediate irritation at the Windsors' refusal to emerge from Balmoral or to break with protocol by flying a flag at half-mast over Buckingham Palace. Also in the mix was fury at the royals' past cruelty towards Diana, their stripping her of the title HRH, their failure to pay taxes, their life of remote privilege. (Campbell also reckons there was a collective howl of rage from women, with Diana the symbol for all those who had struggled with low self-esteem, eating disorders or callous husbands.) As the crowds started demanding the Queen appear, to "stand with her people", it was easy to imagine the whiff of revolution in the air. The clock … [Read more...] about A moment of madness?