DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday condoled the death of former England captain Bob Willis, calling him one of the biggest heroes of the sport. Willis died aged 70 after battling prolonged illness in England. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney offered the world body's condolences. "We are extremely sad to hear of Bob's death and I would like to extend deep condolences to his family on behalf of the ICC," Sawhney said. "Bob was one of the biggest cricket heroes of his time, a fast bowler respected the world over. He led the England bowling attack with aggression and the sight of him charging in to bowl is entrenched in the minds of people who watched cricket in the 1970s and 80s," he added. "His contribution to the game will be remembered for a long time" – ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney. https://t.co/Ad9y2YgC1c— ICC (@ICC) 1575523800000 Willis ended his 90-match Test career with 325 wickets. "...his part in the Headingly … [Read more...] about ICC condoles Bob Willis’s demise, remembers former skipper as one of the biggest heroes
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British travellers face cancellations, delays and disruption getting to and from France during the next five days due to a general strike in the country.Industrial action over planned pension reforms is expected to cause problems for trains, airlines and French roads.Eurostar said 90 services will not run, while EasyJet has cancelled 70 flights and BA has cancelled more than a dozen.The Foreign Office has said journeys to the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany could also be affected.It has urged travellers to check with operators before beginning their journey.How are flights affected?Some air traffic controllers and Air France workers have said they will take part in the strike - in a bid to cause disruption to air travel. As a result: EasyJet said 70 flights flying in and out of the UK have been cancelled on Thursday, and it expects other flights to experience delays. It has urged passengers to use its online flight tracker to check the status of their flight British Airways … [Read more...] about French strikes: How could they affect UK travellers?
After winning the coveted Ballon d'Or award as the world's best female soccer player earlier in the week, U.S. women's national team captain Megan Rapinoe is now calling on male superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to speak out against the sport's systemic problems, such as racism and sexism. 'I want to shout: "Cristiano, Lionel, Zlatan, help me!"' the 34-year-old Rapinoe told France Football. 'These big stars do not engage in anything when there are so many problems in men's football. 'Do they fear losing everything? They believe that, but it is not true. Who will erase Messi or Ronaldo from world football history for a statement against racism or sexism?' Rapinoe accepted her Ballon d'Or award via satellite from at Paris' Theatre du Chatelet After winning the coveted Ballon d'Or award as the world's best female soccer player earlier in the week, U.S. women's national team captain Megan Rapinoe is now calling on male superstars Cristiano Ronaldo (left), … [Read more...] about Ballon d’Or winner and US women’s soccer captain Megan Rapinoe calls on Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to speak out against racism and sexism, saying they ‘don’t engage in anything’
BARCELONA, SPAIN—Two major airlines have stopped transporting laboratory animals from mainland Spain to the Canary Islands, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Their move has put research projects on the islands on hold and has left scientists and politicians scrambling for solutions. The ban is particularly problematic for researchers who need transgenic mice, which are often ordered from specialized labs. The issue may soon be debated in the Spanish parliament; some members want the federal government in Madrid to force the companies to lift their ban, according to a story in Spanish newspaper El País last week. At the request of the Canarian government, the Spanish civil aviation authority has been negotiating a possible solution with various airlines, local newspaper Diario de Avisos reports. Air Europa stopped transporting research animals last year, without providing an explanation. Iberia, Spain's national airline, followed suit in March, citing international … [Read more...] about Canary Islands scientists up in arms after airlines stop shipping research animals
Keith plays in a rock & roll band. Anita is a movie star queen. They currently reside in a large white marble house that everyone describes as “decadent looking.” The British Admiral who built it had trees brought from all over the world in ships of the line, pine and cypress and palm. There is an exotic colored bird in a cage in the front garden and a rabbit called Boots that lives in the back. A dog named Oakie sleeps where he wants. Meals are the only recurring reality and 23 at a table is not an unusual number. The ceilings are 30 feet from the floor and some nights, pink lightning hangs over the bay and the nearby town of Ville France, which waits for the fleet to come back so its hotels can turn again into whorehouses. There is a private beach down a flight of stairs and a waterbed on the porch. Good reference points for the whole mise-en-scene are F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night and the Shirelles’ greatest hits. There is a piano in the … [Read more...] about Keith Richards: The Rolling Stone Interview