12 May 2018 • 10:23pm The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Final is being broadcast on BBC One A protester interrupted the UK's entry SuRie by invading the stage SuRie was invited to perform a second time, but has chosen not to See the full running order, guide to the songs and odds The United Kingdom's entry is 29-year-old singer SuRie Try the Telegraph Eurovision drinking game! Auto update On Off 10:22PM Mood music to soothe us through the voting We're digging these mellow vibes from someone called Branko. Sit back, and soak it in. Ooh... 10:20PM The top 5 for the hardcore fans in Lisbon According to Chris Lochery, the songs which got the biggest reactions tonight in Praca do Comercio (where the Eurovision "Village" is) were: Israel Cyprus Australia Spain UK Chris adds: "The caveat being these are the sorts of fans who travel to watch Eurovision live, so not necessarily representative of the Saturday night, stay-at-home crowd." … [Read more...] about Eurovision final 2018 live: voting now open, after dramatic stage invasion
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By Kamila Aliyeva The third SOCAR International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream Forum on Trading, Logistics, Refining and Petrochemicals continued its work in Baku on April 25. Addressing the forum, Khayal Jafarov, the director of SOCAR’s carbamide plant, informed that its construction has been completed by 99.2 percent. The engineering work and equipment procurement are completed by 100 percent, construction work – by 97 percent, civil work – by 99.88 percent, while the equipment installation is completed by 96.7 percent, he noted. “Some pumps and other elements have already been launched in the test mode, and the operation of some systems is being tested. The turn-key project’s completion is expected in the fourth quarter this year,” Jafarov said. He added that the first auxiliary product, ammonia, will be obtained in August-September. “After that, the urea production section will start its work, and the carbamide will be first … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan eyes to produce new type of fuel for cars, vessels
St George, the Patron Saint of England... And Georgia; and Lithuania; and Greece; and Malta; and Lithuania, Moldova, Palestine, Portugal and Ethiopia; and Aragon, Catalonia, Genoa, Calabria and Beirut; and the Patron Saint of the Boy Scouts, Romani gypsies and people with syphilis. Which is undeniably a lot of ‘patron-ing’. Who was St George, and how did he get so popular? Well, the truth of the matter is that we really know almost nothing about St George – he was an early Christian martyr who probably died near Lydda in Palestine sometime before the reign of the Emperor Constantine, writes DAVID SILK of Newcastle Castle. Most people seem to think he was a Greek Roman soldier from Cappadocia (yes, a Greek Roman from Turkey) who refused to sacrifice to the Emperor and so had his head chopped off. The earliest story about George says that he was beheaded, chopped into a thousand pieces, burned to ashes and then buried before coming back to life to convert the Empress … [Read more...] about St George’s weekend at Newcastle Castle
More than 20 Levski Sofia fans were detained on Wednesday, April 18, after trouble flared at a match with their arch-rivals CSKA. The bomb was hurled from a part of the stadium where Levski fans were segregated. The "Eternal Derby", as it is known, has a long history of crowd violence. In 2000 a man was killed by a bomb after the game. But Bulgaria is not the only country where football derbies trigger strong passions and sometimes violence. Celtic v Rangers in Scotland The two biggest clubs in Scotland both hail from Glasgow and are known together as the Old Firm. 📸 What is your favourite Old Firm goal at Hampden? pic.twitter.com/TF4luqPqeY — Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 12 April 2018 The rivalry has always been tinged with religious sectarianism as Glasgow Rangers fans traditionally came from Protestant neighborhoods while Celtic — as their name … [Read more...] about Sporting Wars: What Are The Most Violent Football Derbies in the World?
Viktor Orban’s right-wing populist party has vowed to would crack down on organisations helping migrants and refugees, in an announcement made just a day after it won an overwhelming election victory. The autocratic prime minister portrayed himself as the saviour of Hungary’s Christian culture against Muslim migration into Europe, an image which resonated with more than 2.5 million voters. His Fidesz party won a two-thirds super majority in the country’s parliament, which would allow it and its small ally, the Christian democrats, to push through changes to constitutional laws. It would also enable it to push through the so-called “Stop Soros” bill, said Janos Halasz, the party’s parliamentary spokesman. Read more Viktor Orban ‘likely to win fourth term as Hungary’s prime minister’ Mr Orban has claimed the opposition is collaborating with the United Nations, the European Union and the wealthy philanthropist George … [Read more...] about Victor Orban’s right-wing Hungarian government announces plan to stop people helping refugees and migrants