Ollie definitely looks good with a sound technique. He plays straight and close to his body. He has smooth footwork forward or back. It is very important to be able to transfer your weight forward and back because genuine fast bowlers are not going to let you play forward all the time, particularly if you bat a lot against the new ball. … [Read more...] about England must not get carried away by promoting Ollie Pope to three – he could prove to be a little gem
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Despite the heavy security around the Air Defence Stadium, where Vatican officials said 15,000 Catholics had gathered, Francis shunned the use of an armoured car and instead opted for an ordinary Fiat with its window wound down as he travelled to the venue. … [Read more...] about Pope Francis leads Cairo Mass as helicopter gunship and armed police keep watch
“It was not because we were afraid it would offend anybody,” Tyldum said. “If I … had this thing about a straight character, I would never have a sex scene to prove that he’s heterosexual. If I have a gay character in a movie, I need to have a sex scene in it — just to prove that he’s gay?” … [Read more...] about The Imitation Game director defends film’s lack of gay sex scenes
What would the UK be like without immigration? How we made a life in Germany BBC Bitesize: Five things you will learn from the BBC Briefing The BBC's director of news and current affairs, Fran Unsworth, says: "In a fast-changing world with increasing polarisation and disinformation, it's hard to understand the big issues of the day, so BBC News is trying a new way to help you make sense of some complex issues. … [Read more...] about BBC Briefing on Immigration: How do I use it?
Bess is not mysterious but he is increasingly competent. He is also eager to learn, yet bright enough not to follow slavishly every piece of advice offered; instead he sifts what he thinks will help. And he is up for any challenge. In one area he surpasses Moeen Ali. Whenever Moeen beats the bat with a lovely, turning delivery he gives the impression that this must have been an accident rather than a consequence of his special skill. By contrast Bess can bowl an innocuous straight ball and if it doesn’t meet the middle of the middle of the bat up go the arms to his head; he has a little stare to suggest that the batsman was really quite fortunate to survive his latest, fizzing off-break. He is a more optimistic bowler than Moeen. … [Read more...] about England thrash South Africa by an innings and 53 runs to take 2-1 lead