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A Leeds United fan ludicrously rated all 112 loan signings since relegation – Planet Football

Quick ReadsLeeds United‘s Football League odyssey: 16 years, 15 managers, two play-off final defeats, three seasons in League One, 25 points deducted and a revolving door of owners, players and absolute chancers. In 2017, Leeds fan Rob Conlon decided to rate the 100 loan signings the club had made since relegation from the Premier League – inspired by the fine work of The Beaten Generation. Now promotion has been assured, he finally feels comfortable to revisit and update the list, a potted history of almost two decades in the wilderness. 1. Stephen Crainey Crainey was only technically on loan at Leeds for four days before his loan move was made permanent, but it never really happened for him ...
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Elton John’s legal fight with ex-wife Renate could cost him MORE than £3million

Sir Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel claims she repeatedly begged her ex-husband not to discuss their marriage in public after changing her identity following their divorce and has brought a legal claim that her lawyer says could cost the star more than the £3million she is suing him for, MailOnline can exclusively reveal today.Renate's quest for anonymity meant that she bought a new home in a friend's name and told most people she knew she was emigrating to her native Germany when she was in fact staying in the UK under a new name, bombshell legal documents claim.But after renewed interest in her was sparked by the recent Rocketman biopic movie, John’s own biography and an Instagram post about his husband David Furnish she felt ‘forced to act’. Ms Blauel, 67, has told her lawyers she...
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Iranian airliner approached by US fighter jets

TEHRAN | An Iranian airliner was approached over Syria by two US fighter jets, Iranian authorities said Friday, with the US Middle East Command citing a "visual inspection". At first, Iran accused Israel of trying to intercept the plane of the Mahan Air company in Syria on Thursday, which finally landed without problem in Beirut, its destination. Israel and the United States have long been enemies of Iran. The Iranian government is an ally of the regime in Syria, a country at war since 2011 and neighbor of Israel, as well as of the armed movement Hezbollah in Lebanon. According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Moussavi, US fighter jets approached the Iranian plane from Tehran to Beirut over Syria. "If something happens to the plane on the wa...
National

Lottery class action and Jesse Reyez song wins Prism Prize; The News for July 24 – The Canadian News

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of July 24 … What we are watching in Canada …  OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is slated to decide this morning whether a class action that takes aim at video lottery terminals can proceed and, if so, on what grounds. The Atlantic Lottery Corp. is challenging a Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal decision that cleared the way for the class action, which alleges the corporation’s VLT games are inherently deceptive, addictive and illegal under the Criminal Code. The action includes as many as 30,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador who paid the Atlantic Lottery Corp. to gamble on VLT games any time after April 2006,...
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China tells US to close its consulate in Chengdu after Trump closed Chinese consulate in Houston

China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict when relations have sunk to its lowest level in decades.Beijing's Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the U.S. diplomats in Chengdu of engaging in activities 'that do not match their status'. American staff must vacate the property, the only U.S. consulate in vast western China, by next Monday, according to the editor of Beijing's state newspaper.The move was a response to the Trump administration's order this week for Beijing to close its consulate in Houston within 72 hours after Washington accused Chinese agents of trying to steal medical and other research in Texas.Chinese diplomats allegedly started burning documents in the building's courtyard after ...
World

Chilean man due to arrive in France to face murder charge – The Canadian News

PARIS — A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in France nearly four years ago is expected to arrive at a Paris airport Friday morning after being extradited. Nicolas Zepeda, 29, had been under house arrest at his mother’s apartment in the resort of Viña del Mar, 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Santiago. He is charged in France with premeditated murder in the alleged 2016 slaying of Narumi Kurosaki, 21. The body of the young Japanese woman, who was living on the Besancon university campus, was never found, despite a months-long search. Zepeda was turned over to French officials Thursday on the Paris-bound plane, which is due to land at Charles de Gaulle airport. His extradition was approved by Chile’s Supreme Court in May, but was delayed because of the ...
World

Always rocky, China-US relations appear at a turning point – The Canadian News

BEIJING — Four decades after the U.S. established diplomatic ties with communist China, the relationship between the two is at a turning point. Tensions have reached new heights on what has always been a rocky road, as the ambitions of a rising superpower increasingly clash with those of the established one. China ordered the closing of the U.S. consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Friday, in rapid retaliation for the closing of its consulate in Houston. Two weeks ago, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked aloud if relations could stay on track. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an answer: The time has come to change course. “The old paradigm of blind engagement with China simply won’t get it done,” he said in a speech at the Richard Nixo...
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Confusion and anger on day one of new face mask law

Senior police figures today warned Britons to 'be nice' to each other after new coronavirus laws forcing customers to wear face masks in all shops, stations, banks and post offices came into force.Sainsbury's, Asda , Co-Op and Costa Coffee all said they would not police the rules, which also require people to cover their faces in all transport hubs, shopping centres and petrol stations.Even customers entering banks - where face coverings are normally discouraged - will be required to don a mask, although young children and people with medical conditions affected by a mask are exempt.John Apter, national chairman of the Police Federation, tweeted this morning: 'If you're out shopping today and you see somebody not wearing a face covering it may be because they have a hidden disability. D...
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Junk food TV adverts will be BANNED before the 9pm watershed

Junk food TV adverts will be BANNED before the 9pm watershed as part of Boris Johnson's anti-obesity campaignPrime Minister Boris Johnson set to unveil a new anti-obesity strategy next weekHis weight may have contributed to brush with death after contracting Covid-19Ban on online junk food adverts is also expected, as well as ban on TV adsRestrictions on buy-one-get-one-free supermarket deals are also expectedBy Jason Groves Political Editor For The Daily Mail and David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 18:27 EDT, 23 July 2020 | Updated: 03:10 EDT, 24 July 2020 Television adverts for junk food are set to be banned before the 9pm watershed as part of Boris Johnson's war on obesity.The Prime Minister is set to unveil a new anti-obesity strat...
Business, World

The Latest: Virus infects Cambodians who went on UN mission – The Canadian News

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Health Ministry announced Friday it has confirmed four new cases of the coronavirus, all members of a Cambodian military force that had been stationed in the African nation of Mali on a peacekeeping mission for the United Nations. The three men and a woman were members of a team that had worked on land mine clearance. They were among 80 members who arrived back in Cambodia on July 10. The four were confirmed on Thursday to be infected. Cambodia since 2006 has sent more than 6,000 soldiers to participate in demining and engineering work in U.N. peacekeeping operations in the Middle East and Africa. Officials have explained the deployments are partly in gratitude for a massive 1992-1993 U.N. peacekeeping operation in Cambodia that oversaw a tra...
Entertainment

Review: Another dull go-around with ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ – The Canadian News

We all like bad movies when we’re young and sometimes we like good movies for the wrong reasons. I can pretend my 11-year-old self loved “Clueless” when it came out in 1995 for its smart satire of teen movies in a modernized Jane Austen framework. But if I’m being honest, it definitely had more to do with that dreamy Los Angeles high school lifestyle, a burgundy baby doll dress, a fuzzy pink pen and a handsome love interest. It just happens that “Clueless” was also a good movie. So I can’t fault any teen or pre-teen who has found themselves swooning over “The Kissing Booth” and its own fantasy of Los Angeles high school life the way I swooned over Cher and Josh’s first kiss a quarter century ago. Unfortunately, “The Kissing Booth” is not a good movie and neither is its sequel...
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Brit tourists are warned air bridges could collapse at short notice leaving them facing quarantine

British tourists are warned air bridges could collapse at short notice leaving them facing 14-day quarantine on return to UKHolidaymakers can travel to 74 locations without having to quarantine in the UKThe government will start putting places on a 'red list' at possible short noticeIt means you could go abroad to a country for your holiday but the government could place it on the 'red' list, meaning you would have to quarantine upon returnBy Joe Middleton For Mailonline Published: 21:22 EDT, 23 July 2020 | Updated: 02:40 EDT, 24 July 2020 British tourists have been warned that a new travel system means air bridges could collapse at short notice leaving them facing a 14-day quarantine on return to the UK.  The Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier this month set...