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  1. davieG

    Technology, Science and the Environment.

    We're just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power from "miniature suns", some start-ups say: nuclear fusion reactors that could provide abundant, cheap and clean energy. How 'miniature suns' could provide cheap, clean energy https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46219656
  2. Brexit: Where we are in eight charts https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46234602
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    A Legacy For Your Tributes

    Well I was definite so not sure why you needed to make such a strong response.
  4. Stephen Barclay has been confirmed as the new Brexit Secretary as Theresa May seeks to fill posts in her cabinet. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire and Leave supporter had been serving as a minister at the department for health and social care. He replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over Mrs May's withdrawal agreement for Brexit. A spokesman for No 10 said Mr Barclay will continue preparations for a deal or no deal in his new role. The announcement comes after Amber Rudd was named the new work and pensions secretary - replacing Esther McVey, who also resigned over the PM's Brexit plans on Thursday.
  5. Amber Rudd replaces McVey Amber Rudd becomes sixth work and pensions secretary since March 2016 Amber Rudd becomes the sixth work and pensions secretary since 2016. Iain Duncan Smith held the role from May 2010 to March 2016 Stephen Crabb held the role from March 2016 to July 2016 Damian Green held the role from July 2016 to June 2017 David Gauke held the role from June 2017 to January 2018 Esther McVey held the role from January 2018 until yesterday Today Amber Rudd becomes the new work and pensions secretary
  6. Maybe it's like the renowned always adhered to Cabinet collective responsibility oh wait...........
  7. davieG

    A Legacy For Your Tributes

    I think the ones in the ground are those with words written on them at least that's what I thought i read as being the one they will retain as they have some meaning to them.
  8. Leicester fury at 'arbitrary and excessive' £5 million farewell for Richard Scudamore DAN KILPATRICK 2 hours ago Each of the 20 clubs agreed to pay £250,000 to the outgoing Premier League chief. Leicester are the first Premier League club to break ranks over Richard Scudamore’s £5million golden handshake, describing the gesture as “arbitrary and excessive”. Each of the 20 clubs agreed to pay £250,000 to the outgoing Premier League chief — sparking a furious backlash from fans. The bonus, to be spread over three years, was not put to a vote and it is thought a number of clubs, including the Foxes, opposed it at yesterday’s meeting. “Leicester City are against making such an arbitrary and excessive payment,” a senior club spokesperson said. “We are not questioning Richard Scudamore’s incredible contribution to the Premier League, but a £5m bonus is not the best way to appropriate these funds.” The decision to reward Scudamore, who earns £900,000-a-year plus a £1.6m annual bonus, for his 19-years at the Premier League was spearheaded by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck. Meanwhile, Video Assistant Referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agreed in principle to their introduction. The League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/leicester-fury-at-arbitrary-and-excessive-5-million-farewell-for-richard-scudamore-a3992171.html
  9. Leicester fury at 'arbitrary and excessive' £5 million farewell for Richard Scudamore DAN KILPATRICK 2 hours ago Each of the 20 clubs agreed to pay £250,000 to the outgoing Premier League chief. Leicester are the first Premier League club to break ranks over Richard Scudamore’s £5million golden handshake, describing the gesture as “arbitrary and excessive”. Each of the 20 clubs agreed to pay £250,000 to the outgoing Premier League chief — sparking a furious backlash from fans. The bonus, to be spread over three years, was not put to a vote and it is thought a number of clubs, including the Foxes, opposed it at yesterday’s meeting. “Leicester City are against making such an arbitrary and excessive payment,” a senior club spokesperson said. “We are not questioning Richard Scudamore’s incredible contribution to the Premier League, but a £5m bonus is not the best way to appropriate these funds.” The decision to reward Scudamore, who earns £900,000-a-year plus a £1.6m annual bonus, for his 19-years at the Premier League was spearheaded by Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck. Meanwhile, Video Assistant Referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agreed in principle to their introduction. The League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/leicester-fury-at-arbitrary-and-excessive-5-million-farewell-for-richard-scudamore-a3992171.html
  10. Except when it hits the woodwork and goes in Which probably could be another thread - Hitting the Woodwork and going in - lucky bastards.
  11. You'd be splitting the leave vote.
  12. Which clubs have hit the woodwork most and what would the table look like if those shots had gone in? We check the stats... Huddersfield are the unluckiest team in the Premier League so far this season, having struck the woodwork nine times from just 89 unblocked attempts on goal. The Terriers have scored a league-low six goals this term, but would have netted 15 if not denied by the post or crossbar. League-leaders Manchester City have also hit the frame of the goal in equal measure, but their 170 attempts have reaped a league-topping 36 goals. Liverpool and Chelsea have both struck the post on eight occasions, followed by Crystal Palace (seven), Cardiff and Leicester (both six). At the other end of the scale, Watford have only hit the woodwork once from 106 attempts on goal, while Bournemouth, Tottenham, West Ham, Brighton and Burnley (twice each) have also been fortunate. As the graphic below shows, Huddersfield have been affected most. David Wagner's side would have scored 150 per cent more goals if shots that hit the woodwork had crept in. Other teams that would have drastically increased returns in front of goal include Crystal Palace (+88 per cent), Cardiff (+55 per cent), Southampton (+50 per cent), Fulham (+45 per cent) and Wolves (+42 per cent). Had all shots that hit the frame of the goal been scored, the top half of the table would be largely unaffected - with Chelsea jumping into runners-up spot and Arsenal leapfrogging Spurs. However, despite only being 12 games into the season, the bottom half of the table would change considerably - with Huddersfield soaring five places into 14th spot and Burnley plummeting five positions in the opposite direction. Newcastle would also be among the relegation places in 18th, with Cardiff rising out of the drop zone into 16th. Huddersfield would be five positions higher than their current standing in the league table if shots that hit the woodwork had been scored In terms of players, unsurprisingly, a Huddersfield player tops the unlucky list. Philip Billing has struck the woodwork three times - as has Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. But Billing's ratio of hitting the frame surpasses any other by a long way, having only taken nine unblocked shots - equating to one in three of his attempts striking the woodwork. Aguero and Trent Alexander-Arnold have both hit the woodwork twice in a single game this term, against Wolves and Brighton, respectively. Wolves held out for a 1-1 draw, while Liverpool claimed a 1-0 win.
  13. City manager admits it is tough task to keep all of his players happy The January transfer window is vital for Leicester City manager Claude Puel as he seeks to rebalance his squad. City have 28 senior players and with 10 in the stands on any given matchday, Puel faces a tough task to keep everyone happy. The Frenchman used last January to offload strikers from City’s top-heavy squad, Ahmed Musa, Leo Ulloa and Islam Slimani all heading out on loan, but this time, defence and the midfield will likely be his target areas. Yohan Benalouane, Callum Elder and Andy King are not registered in the Premier League squad, and have not featured this season, while Danny Simpson and Adrien Silva are struggling for game-time too. Adrien Silva and Leicester City fringe players will get more game-time soon, says Claude Puel Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and winger Fousseni Diabate have also spent much of the season on the sidelines, along with the injured Matty James. “I know, sometimes, it’s a lot of players in the squad,” said Puel. “It’s a response for the transfer window. We will see if we can continue to give game-time for some players, or if it will be better for some players to go on loan or leave the club. “I think it’s important always for me to try to have a good balance for the team. “It’s my work, my job, my management, but it will be easier if we can have a good balance in the team, in the squad, to manage all these players. “For example, we have had a lot of strikers, a lot of midfielders, I think too much without the good balance in the squad. “The transfer window is a period to find this balance. Because after we have to manage these players, to give game-time, to keep a positive attitude. “It’s important to see the dressing room happy and all the players happy to have the possibility to play. It’s important to manage all this and maintain all the players with a positive attitude. “When a player is not in the squad, he is not happy. It’s normal.” However, Puel is pleased with the focus of his out-of-favour players, who may get some pitch-time before January with plenty of matches over the festive period. Leicester City contracts and those that expire this summer Five players are out of contract next June and six have another year to go. So who will City keep and who will move on? ByRob TannerLeicester City Editor 06:00, 16 NOV 2018 SPORT Five members of Leicester City’s Premier League title-winning squad will be out of contract at the end of the season. Defenders Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Yohan Benalouane and Christian Fuchs, plus striker Shinji Okazkai, were all part of the group that made every City fans’ dream come true in 2016, but all five look set to be leaving at the end of this season. Christian Fuchs has already stated he would not sign a new contract if offered one as he wishes to move to Manhatten and spend more time with his family, while pursuing his career and business interest in the United States. However, so far none of them have been offered new contracts and new deals now looking increasingly unlikely, as it is rare for clubs wishing to retain players to allow their contracts to run so low as players can talk to other clubs and sign pre-contract agreements when they have six months or less to run. Simpson seems resigned to moving on, while Okazaki is believed to prefer to stay in Europe, with a possible move to Italy or Spain. Benaloune is not in the Premier League squad while 34-year-old Morgan has said he will assess his options towards the end of the season. However, it will be a very different story for the players who still have one more year to run, and there are six players who will enter their final season on their contracts next season. Eldin Jakupovic, Daniel Amartey, Papy Mendy, Hamza Choudhury, Andy King and Marc Albrighton will be out of contract in June 2020 and City are expected to offer contracts to several of them, especially youngsters Hamza Choudhury and Daniel Amartey, when he has recovered from his ankle injury. READ MORE Reflections On An Emotional Afternoon Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha New City story on the horizon Sean Dyche shakes hands with Ricardo Pereira after the 0-0 draw between Leicester City and Burnley Stark reminder of football's role Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (right) with his brother Apichet after the 0-0 draw with Burnley Admiration from MOTD pundits An emotional video tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is played on the big screen at the King Power Stadium Puel fears over Vichai video tribute Manager Claude Puel has repeatedly referred to Choudhury as the future of the club and is expected to offer him a long-term deal. Mendy’s City career looked over last season but his history with Puel in France has led to a rejuvenation in his career in the Premier League, while Albrighton is still only 28 and in the prime of his career. City’s longest serving player, King, is not expected to be offered a new deal after falling out of favour under Puel. Having been left out of the Premier League squad, the Wales international is set to leave the club if an appropriate opportunity arises for the club stalwart, while Jakupovic has expressed his unhappiness with his lack of first team action and is now third choice behind Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward.
  14. Do you think the interviewer heard a word she was saying, they did well to not break out laughing, Monty Python would be impressed.
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