“Because I’d experienced it once before I didn’t start crying. I don’t know if anyone’s had a panic attack but that’s basically what it feels like. I’m doing everything I can to recover well and try to get myself into a state to be ready to compete again on Thursday, Friday. I don’t know what day it is. I feel quite certain that, with some TLC, I’ll be good to go again in a few days’ time.” … [Read more...] about Johanna Konta collapses in heat but recovers to reach US Open third round
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Edmund was quicker in thought and deed than one of the smartest players on Tour, out-hitting him off the ground and bossing him behind a big serve. The last of his 10 aces sealed the win, leaving the Frenchman drained and resigned. Even Gasquet’s dangerous and elegant single-handed backhand, one of the sport’s treasured sights, let him down: 10 of his 22 unforced errors came there, with Edmund inducing a further nine on the backhand. That is intelligent tennis: spotting an unexpected weakness and cashing in. … [Read more...] about Kyle Edmund stuns Richard Gasquet in straight sets in US Open first round
Such high volumes also saw a record number of orders placed for Boots.com EVER in one hour, which is hardly surprisingly, considering that this year, Boots has taken things one step further, hiding seven golden tickets worth a huge £700 at random inside seven inconspicuous editions of the festive countdown calendar. … [Read more...] about Boots No7 advent calendar goes on sale online today but lands in stores tomorrow
Though she acknowledges scrutiny of executive pay as a fact of her life, Beer fears tabloid headline figures will drown out any debate. She points out that vice-chancellors are often not the best paid people in a university. “We had a case recently where a brilliant clinical researcher with ties to the area, who was earning £400,000 a year in an American university, was willing to come home much less,” she says. There were six months of negotiations to bring the researcher’s team – world-leading in terms of vaccine development – over here. “Then”, Beer says, “the minute we took up references the American university just doubled all of their salaries … ” We work, she says, predictably but honestly, “in a global market”. … [Read more...] about What next for England’s troubled universities?
More from Scotland Coronavirus: Aberdeen lockdown extended for at least another week Coronavirus: This is what the first day of school in Scotland looked like Coronavirus: Scottish football games postponed after Celtic player's secret trip to Spain First Minister Nicola Sturgeon apologises to pupils over controversial exam results Coronavirus: Scottish schools start re-opening - but the classroom will look different Aberdeen: On the streets as city goes back into lockdown … [Read more...] about Tens of thousands of Scottish pupils have exam results reinstated after outcry