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09/07/2020 18:25:28  

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Fadugba to discuss Eddie Nketiah’s red card for Arsenal, Eric Dier’s four-game ban for Tottenham, and Scottish farming communities of the 19th century

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Fadugba to discuss Eddie Nkeitiah’s red card, Eric Dier’s ban, and Scottish farming communities of the 19th century.

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09/07/2020 16:25:59  

South Korean police say his daughter said he had uttered what sounded like ‘last words’

Police are searching for the mayor of Seoul, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, after he was reported missing by his daughter.

A police complaint – allegedly involving sexual assault – was filed against Park Won-soon by a former Seoul city employee on Wednesday and local media said a television channel had been due to broadcast a programme on the previously unreported case on Thursday evening.

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08/07/2020 13:25:23  

Lawyers for the former Australian school principal launch an appeal in the Jerusalem high court

Lawyers for the former Australian school principal Malka Leifer, who is wanted on more than 74 charges of sexually abusing students, have launched an appeal in the Jerusalem high court to a decision that she is mentally fit to stand trial and can be extradited to Australia.

In May, Judge Chana Miriam Lomp said she had accepted the opinion of an expert psychiatric panel that Leifer was fit to face an extradition trial, after prosecutors successfully argued she was feigning mental illness to avoid trial. However, on Wednesday Israel’s Channel 11 (Kan) news channel reported an appeal to the decision had been lodged with the high court.

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08/07/2020 10:25:33  

No, not the Nottingham-born designer of natty suits, the former Proctor & Gamble chap who also spent time in the channel

Salesforce exec veep and UK GM Paul Smith has quit to join cloud platform rival ServiceNow in the same role but for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.…

07/07/2020 12:24:58  

Is it really such a crime for the centre to move overseas and expect to add to his 43 caps after leaving Leicester for reasons not of his own making?

As he sat overlooking the Mediterranean, sipping a cafe au lait, Manu Tuilagi smiled wryly to himself. No need to jump into any harbours these days, he thought, pondering his lucrative move to the south of France after falling out with Leicester and enjoying a profitable stint in Japan. Didn’t moving to warmer climes do wonders for Jonny Wilkinson’s body back in the day? Perhaps he should have headed across the Channel years ago.

Fact or fiction? The latter, for now, but you can see how the idea might one day appeal to the England centre. It would potentially prolong his career, give him a fresh lease of life and allow him and his young family to enjoy another culture. Not only that but he would be guaranteed to enjoy one of the biggest farewell gifts in Premiership history. Every single diminutive back in the league would instantly contribute a week’s wages if it meant Manu, finally, was someone else’s problem.

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06/07/2020 22:24:28  

exactEarth Ltd. announces an expanded alliance agreement (the “Amended Agreement”) with one of its existing channel partners (the “Partner”). All financial figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
06/07/2020 19:24:52  

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jacqui Oatley and John Brewin to discuss young English strikers making an impact over the weekend, and Jamie Vardy’s incredible 100 Premier League goals

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jacqui Oatley and John Brewin to discuss young English strikers making an impact over the weekend, and Jamie Vardy’s incredible 100 Premier League goals after a late start. And we look at the Championship, where there have been manager sackings, hat-tricks, and sarcastic police tweets.

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06/07/2020 17:21:33  

Ofcom rules Chinese state TV was in breach when it aired the "forced confession" of a UK citizen.
06/07/2020 16:25:02  

Ofcom ruled that the channel aired forced confessions from a former British journalist

China’s state-owned TV channel could be banned from the UK after the broadcast regulator Ofcom found it had aired forced confessions.

China Global Television Network (CGTN), China’s English-language news network, faces statutory sanctions as a result of the ruling, which was based on a complaint from the former British journalist Peter Humphrey.

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06/07/2020 06:25:01  

Channel Nine initially promoted One Nation leader’s comments describing people locked down due to coronavirus as ‘drug addicts’ who ‘cannot speak English’

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Channel Nine’s Today show has dropped One Nation leader Pauline Hanson as a “regular contributor”, after she described residents of public housing in Melbourne who are locked down due to Covid-19 as “drug addicts” who “cannot speak English”.

In a statement, the channel described her comments as “ill-informed and divisive”, and said “she will no longer be appearing on our program as a regular contributor”.

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05/07/2020 09:24:34  

This compelling account by the Guardian’s former Moscow correspondent shows how sowing chaos in the west has led the Russian leader to a post-cold war triumph

This necessary book starts, as it must, with the Salisbury poisonings two years ago: the attempt by Russian military intelligence, the GRU, to assassinate one of their traitors, Sergei Skripal. They failed but they did kill Dawn Sturgess, an entirely innocent Wiltshire woman, and for a time wrecked ordinary life in a quiet cathedral town. Ludicrously, the two gormless suspects claimed they had gone to Salisbury during a bitter cold snap – the beast from the east – to inspect the cathedral, “famous for its 123-metre spire.

Then our weird but brilliant nerd army, Bellingcat, went to work on their laptops and scoured Russia’s open and not-so-open media sources, and through dogged deduction managed to out the real names of the two suspects, Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin.

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04/07/2020 16:24:22  

Ryan Colaço had been driving home from interview and was wrongly accused of concealing drugs

When an officer smashed in the window of Ryan Colaço’s car, after he was wrongly accused of concealing drugs, they did not know he was driving home from a TV interview in which he told of institutional racism in the police after being stopped and searched the week before.

In the original incident, in Northumberland Park, north London, at 11am on 23 May, Colaço said he was stopped after being “aggressively tailgated” by the Metropolitan police, with officers then running to his car and banging on his window. They later said they had been able to smell cannabis from his car.

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04/07/2020 08:24:18  

France will be a popular option for a post-lockdown break, and is big enough to offer lots of places where crowds can be avoided
Quiet regions of Spain and Italy

With Europe set to reopen to Brits, the first place many will think of heading for a summer holiday is across the Channel. France has moved swiftly since the ending of lockdown, with a reassuring foundation of health and safety regulations.

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03/07/2020 15:24:20  

Alongside our choices, BJK and Goolagong Cawley deserve a mention, but Williams has been on top for close to 25 years

Five years ago on the clay of Brindisi, Serena Williams and Alison Riske lost against Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta in a doubles match that cost the US a place in the Federation Cup world group. A blip, perhaps? At the end of that summer in New York, another veteran Italian, Roberta Vinci, beat Williams in the semi-finals of the US Open and then lost against her compatriot Pennetta.

A cursory reading of those results might suggest that, for fleeting moments at least, Vinci could claim to be the best player in the world. So, too, could Pennetta – the first woman older than 30 to win her first major – because she beat the player who stopped the peerless American two wins short of a calendar grand slam. Heather Watson came desperately close to breaking the spell at Wimbledon that year.

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02/07/2020 19:23:14  

Darren Grimes has apologised for not challenging comments historian David Starkey made on his new online free speech channel, Reasoned. Being interviewed by Grimes, Starkey said: “Slavery was not genocide, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain would there?” Responding to the comments furore, Grimes has just Tweeted: Hand on heart, […]
02/07/2020 11:23:53  

CDC Group’s climate strategy will end support for most polluting projects in developing countries

The UK government’s development bank has bowed to calls to end fossil fuel financing abroad by promising to invest only in companies that align with the Paris climate agreement.

The CDC Group revealed its new climate strategy, which will end support for the most polluting fossil fuel projects, including the production of oil and coal, and channel almost a third of its spending towards climate finance.

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02/07/2020 10:23:52  

The TV presenter’s new documentary sees him move away from making jokes about his disability to showing a raw, emotional side of himself

Last year, Alex Brooker was swimming in the cold waters of Lake Windermere, struggling to reach the shore. The comic and TV presenter began to hyperventilate and cry behind his goggles. “I can’t do it,” he pleaded repeatedly as he thrashed around. “I felt extremely disabled for the first time in as long as I can remember because my body just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to,” he says over the phone from his home in London.

As has become the norm for Brooker, the entire ordeal was captured on camera and televised as part of Channel 4’s charity reality show Sink Or Swim. Brooker was born with hand and arm deformities, and became a leg amputee at 13 months old. He rose to prominence with self-deprecating takes on his disability during the Friday night topical chatshow The Last Leg, which began as part of Channel 4’s coverage of the Paralympics in London. He is one of the few disabled faces regularly seen on British TV, but it has only been over the past year that he decided to confront his disability without the jokes, leading to a new documentary on BBC Two this Sunday.

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02/07/2020 07:23:59  

Channel 4’s well-loved vet starts a new series looking back on six years of saving the nation’s pets. Plus: the last of The School That Tried to End Racism. Here’s what to watch this evening

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01/07/2020 19:23:53  

Dr Clare Wenham was speaking to BBC News when little girl appeared with picture of unicorn

After more than three months of the pandemic, parents across the country are familiar with the challenges of juggling home working with childcare.

But those perils were exposed in epic style when an expert being interviewed on the BBC News channel was interrupted by a young girl waving a picture of a unicorn.

Dr Clare Wenham was being asked about the issue of local lockdowns in England when her daughter Scarlett appeared on screen and started talking to her.

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01/07/2020 02:20:23  

The former head of the Border Force says it is the only way to stop people smugglers risking lives.
30/06/2020 19:23:34  

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Tariq Panja to discuss the ownership, agents, backroom deals and Fifa. Suzy Wrack joins us to look at how Australia and New Zealand triumphed over Colombia in the bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023. And we ponder the prospects of Manchester City’s appeal against their Uefa ban succeeding at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Tariq Panja to discuss ownership, agents, backroom deals and Fifa.

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30/06/2020 11:20:12  

But it's still on Channel 4, who say they don't think "erasing our creative history is a quick fix".
30/06/2020 08:23:31  

If we lose C31 Melbourne and C44 Adelaide, we are losing future generations of screen practitioners

When it was announced that community television would lose its licence to broadcast over free-to-air, all I could hear was James Blunt singing “goodbye, my lover; goodbye, my friend” on repeat. CTV was the warm, nurturing home for screen practitioners finding their feet in a cut-throat industry.

Audiences may remember or know Melbourne’s Channel 31 as the home of Fish Cam. While this is a highlight for some, there is much more to C31. Despite having zero funding from taxpayers, 90% of community television is Australian made. Incredibly, this 220 hours of content every week is produced by some 1,000 volunteers. What a legacy.

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29/06/2020 22:23:23  

Twitch suspends president’s channel, leaving Facebook increasingly alone in its hands-off approach

Reddit and Twitch became the latest social media companies to ban or suspend pro-Donald Trump accounts over hate speech on Monday, further isolating Facebook in its reluctance to enforce content rules against the US president’s hateful and violent rhetoric.

Reddit banned its largest pro-Trump message board (known as a subreddit), r/The_Donald, saying that it had “consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average” while refusing to cooperate with the company’s efforts to bring it into compliance.

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29/06/2020 19:22:58  

Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump, in the latest surprise and high-profile suspension from the streaming service. Trump's account was banned for "hateful conduct" that was aired on stream, and Twitch says the offending content has now been removed. From a report: One of the streams in question was a rebroadcast of Trump's infamous kickoff rally, where he said that Mexico was sending rapists to the United States. Twitch also flagged racist comments at Trumpâ(TM)s recent rally in Tulsa. "Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules," a Twitch spokesperson told The Verge. The statement was originally issued last year when Trump's channel was launched.

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