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Alex Hales’ strained relationship with Ben Stokes no barrier to T20 World Cup bid – Matthew Mott

Alex Hales’ strained relationship with Ben Stokes will not throw England off course in their bid to win the T20 World Cup in Australia, according to Matthew Mott. Hales and Stokes were involved in the infamous brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in 2017 that saw Stokes charged with affray – he denied the charge and […]

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Canada

Fans push for Larry Kwong’s induction to Hockey Hall of Fame, 75 years after he broke NHL’s colour barrier | CBC News

Nearly 75 years after Chinese-Canadian Larry Kwong broke the colour barrier in the NHL, a group of dedicated fans is pushing to have him inducted posthumously into the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF).  Kwong was born in Vernon, B.C., and earned accolades for his skill as a centreman, leading his minor hockey team to a provincial championship […]

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Science

Australian Environment Minister to Block Coal Mine Over ‘Unacceptable’ Great Barrier Reef Impact

Australian Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek will block a proposed thermal and coking coal mine over its “unacceptable impacts” on the Great Barrier Reef. The project is backed by billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer and is located in central Queensland—home to large coal-mining industry. “Based on the information available to me at this stage, I believe […]

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Parts of Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover seen in 36 years

In this photo provided by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority the Hardy Reef is viewed from the air near the Whitsunday Islands, Australia Jumbo Aerial Photography | Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority via AP Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly four […]

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Sports

Commonwealth Games crash horror: Matt Walls flies over barrier as fan ‘covered in blood’

The Brit, from Oldham, was carried out on a stretcher 40 minutes after the initial crash. The incident prompted TV cameras to immediately cut away and no replays were shown. With Walls whisked off to hospital, well-wishes were quick to pour in on social media.  “Hoping Matt Walls and the spectators enjoying a fun day […]

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UK

Prince William’s body language analysed: Duke formed ‘self-protective barrier’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared publicly yesterday as they visited Cambridge to view their first joint portrait. The couple looked happy as they walked side by side in Cambridge University’s Fitzwilliam Museum and smiled at each other and at photographers. But a body language expert revealed the future King repeated one of his […]

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Science

Toxic Particles Once Inhaled May Travel Directly to The Brain, Study Suggests

Air pollution doesn’t just impact the health of your lungs and heart. Recent research has found fine particulate matter can also cause damage to the brain, and scientists think they’ve finally figured out how.   In mouse models, it appears that ultra-fine particles in the air can enter the lungs, seep into the bloodstream, and […]

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Science

Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 pipe dream: Scotland’s shocking defence outside UK a barrier to NATO

Already the First Minister’s policy surrounding NATO has taken a significant U-turn as the SNP was forced to accept it would need to apply to join the alliance in the event of becoming independent. During a trip to the United States, Ms Sturgeon, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, said the war in Ukraine had “strengthened my conviction” that […]

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Feeding ‘Supplements’ to Corals Could One Day Help to Regrow The Great Barrier Reef

The corals we find in the world’s reefs have their own microbiomes, and scientists are figuring out how to feed them probiotic ‘supplements’ – to try and save them for future generations.   A baby coral begins life as a swimming larva adrift in the ocean. When it is big enough, the larva sinks and […]

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UK

Eurofighter Typhoons break sound barrier over Bristol Channel

The Eurofighter Typhoons were taking part in a Quick Reaction Alert intercept exercise which saw them race from their base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and speed across the Midlands. They flew over Coventry and Worcester at close to the speed of sound. Bristol Live reports that the two jets then charted a course around […]