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Usyk undisputed? ‘Fury beats any heavyweight’

Oleksandr Usyk has been warned that his plot to become undisputed heavyweight champion will be ruined by Tyson Fury.

Usyk challenges Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

WBC champion Fury can stay on course for a blockbuster battle against this weekend’s winner, if he defeats Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9.

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Usyk did not reveal details about his preparations when he arrived in Britain

“Usyk is not dreaming of becoming undisputed. He is planning it,” his promoter Alexander Krassyuk told Sky Sports.

He also said: “The Fury fight has never been under discussion.”

Joshua and Fury’s talks to stage a summer mega-fight between the two reigning heavyweight champions to decide one undisputed king fell through but could be rectified if they emerge unscathed through their respective dangerous defences.

Usyk’s potential to spoil those plans is being duly noted by Fury’s promoters.

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Usyk will relish fighting in Joshua’s hometown, says Sky Sports expert Spencer Oliver

“I can’t speak for Tyson, but I will certainly be watching Joshua vs Usyk,” said Top Rank’s Bob Arum who promotes Fury in the US.

“I’ve gotten to know Usyk very well because he’s best friends with Vasiliy Lomachenko, and he’s a wonderful young man and a great fighter.

“But I’ve said it before, and I’ll reiterate this point – Tyson Fury beats any heavyweight in the world.”

Ukraine’s undefeated Usyk is bidding to become only the third boxer ever to win a world title at cruiserweight and heavyweight, after Evander Holyfield and David Haye.

He was the undisputed champion at cruiserweight after winning the World Boxing Super Series tournament.

Usyk has said about being significantly lighter than Joshua: “We’ll probably find out in the first round which will prevail: power or skill.

“No, it doesn’t annoy me [questions about size], absolutely not.

“Like I said, there’s a lot people don’t know, see or understand.”

Joshua has said: “In my mind, I have removed the conversation that he is a cruiserweight.

“I get it. But I like to challenge myself. So I remove it out of the way. Let’s look at where I’m at skills-wise and technique-wise.

“I’ve got what I already have – the strength.”

Watch Joshua v Usk on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 6pm. Book it via your Sky remote or book it online here. Non-Sky TV subscribers can book and watch it here.

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Virgin Media O2 beats EE, Vodafone and Three to test new signal boosting tech

Virgin Media O2 has become the first carrier to successfully test a new mobile signal boosting technology. Dubbed Neutral Host In-Building (NHIB), the system is designed to increase the signal indoors for 4G and 5G networks. This will be used in business and public venues, so you won’t lose the signal in car parks, shopping centres, offices, and more.

Although Virgin Media O2 was the first to test NHIB, the technology will work across all mobile networks. So, if the signal boosting system is installed in your local library or train station, your 4G signal from Three or Vodafone will be upgraded so you can continue to send text messages, reply to WhatsApp messages and make calls indoors.

The first test was carried out in London’s Canary Wharf in an unspecified workplace.

With one trial under their belt, we’d expect to see more mobile carriers push ahead with tests of this new technology. As millions leave their homes and return to the office, bringing strong 4G and 5G signals across public and enterprise buildings is hugely important. While there are often public Wi-Fi networks available – many free to join – these often require users to hand over some personal information, including name, email address and phone number to gain access.

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That’s not something that everyone will be comfortable with. Without a VPN activated on your device, it’s possible for gadgets to be vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle style attack, where a scam artist connected to the same Wi-Fi network can intercept traffic from your smartphone, tablet or computer – including key details like payment information during the checkout process, text messages, and more.

Relying on your existing 4G or 5G network in a busy public building removes that risk.

Speaking about the successful trial by Virgin Media O2, director of radio engineering for the company, Omar Calvo said: “Customer experience and mobile connectivity is central to our values and the businesses we support. To deliver a great Virgin Media O2 network experience inside buildings, we are joining with several different industry partners, including Freshwave, to build state-of-the-art shared in-building small cell solutions.

“This technology is aligned to the new JOTS Neutral Host In-Building (NHIB) specification, an initiative led by Virgin Media O2. I’m proud to say Virgin Media O2 is the first UK mobile network operator to support live calls on NHIB small cells and we see this as an exciting milestone for Virgin Media O2 and we believe it will transform the way mobile coverage is delivered into offices and indoor public venues.”

With any luck, we’ll hear more about the progress of this industry-standard technology soon.

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Superb Hamilton beats Verstappen in Qualy for F1 Sprint

Lewis Hamilton delights packed Silverstone grandstands by outqualifying Max Verstappen by a tenth of a second, and will head field for Saturday’s F1 Sprint; Sprint race – live on Sky Sports F1 at 4.30pm – will then set the grid for Sunday’s British GP

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Lewis Hamilton edged past Max Verstappen in British GP qualifying to start in first place for the debut F1 Sprint.



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Lewis Hamilton edged past Max Verstappen in British GP qualifying to start in first place for the debut F1 Sprint.

Lewis Hamilton edged past Max Verstappen in British GP qualifying to start in first place for the debut F1 Sprint.

Lewis Hamilton wrestled back some much-needed momentum from Max Verstappen by beating his rival in qualifying for the British GP, which will see the home favourite head the field for Saturday’s maiden F1 Sprint.

In an epic and unique Friday evening qualifying session that sets the grid for the short Saturday race – rather than Sunday’s showpiece Grand Prix – Hamilton delighted the packed grandstands with a customary Silverstone display, outqualifying Verstappen by a tenth of a second despite a last-lap error.

“That was an important statement,” bellowed Martin Brundle, with Hamilton having slipped 32 points behind Verstappen in the championship.

“This is down to the fans,” said a clearly moved Hamilton in front of 90,000 spectators.

“That first [Q3] lap was great. The second one was looking even better but just lost the back end in that last corner, so my heart was in my mouth as I crossed the line.

“But I could see the crowd and it was really reminiscent of my first pole here in 2007.”

While Hamilton is not credited with an eighth Silverstone pole – with that honour awarded for the winner of Saturday’s Sprint – he stopped Verstappen’s three-race streak of qualifying victories, and has put himself in the perfect position to land more blows to Red Bull over a bumper weekend.

The debut 17-lap F1 Sprint – live on Sky Sports F1 from 4.30pm on Saturday – will set the grid for Sunday’s British GP.

Valtteri Bottas qualified third and just a tenth off Verstappen in the other Mercedes, who have hit back at Red Bull with their upgraded package.

Perhaps critically, Sergio Perez could only manage fifth for Red Bull after having his last lap deleted for track limits, with an in-form Charles Leclerc instead taking a second-row start for the F1 Sprint.

Sky Sports F1’s new-look live British GP schedule

Date and show On Air Session start
Saturday, July 17
Practice Two 11.30am 12pm
F1 Sprint 3.40pm 4.30pm
Sunday, July 18
The British GP 1.30pm 3pm

Hamilton, meanwhile, was by no means not the only British driver to shine at Silverstone.

McLaren’s Lando Norris, after a incredibly difficult week, qualified sixth while George Russell was arguably the star of the show as he nailed his best-ever qualifying result, an astonishing eighth in the Williams.

Russell, a Mercedes junior, had the adoring home fans on their feet as he got through to Q3 for the second straight race, and did so again when outpacing Carlos Sainz and Sebastian Vettel in the final shootout.

British GP Qualifying: Top 10

1) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
3) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
5) Sergio Perez, Red Bull
6) Lando Norris, McLaren
7) Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren
8) George Russell, Williams
9) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
10) Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin

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British GP shake-up explained: How the new format works

The Sky Sports F1 team explain what and when to watch live with us from Silverstone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the British GP

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The Sky Sports F1 team explain what and when to watch live with us from Silverstone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the British GP

The Sky Sports F1 team explain what and when to watch live with us from Silverstone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the British GP

What is F1 Sprint, when is it and what are the rules?
Debuting at Silverstone, F1 Sprint is effectively a mini race run over 100km (300km is the usual GP distance) on Saturday afternoon, one day ahead of the Grand Prix.

Short, fast and without the strategic intricacies of Sunday’s big race, F1 Sprint is, as its name suggests, designed to be a flat-out sprint for drivers from start to finish. No pit stops are expected.

The first edition of F1 Sprint will take place on Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm.

The 20 drivers start in the order they qualified on Friday evening, and their finishing positions 100km later will be the positions they line up in for the start of Sunday’s Grand Prix.

If you win, you are starting Sunday’s race from pole position; if you are 10th, you start in that same spot one day later, while if you hit technical trouble or crash out, you will be at the back and left with it all to do.

The 100km distance will work out to be 17 laps of the 3.7-mile Silverstone circuit.

The Saturday sprint is therefore expected to last 25-30 minutes, with the condensed and stripped-down nature of the racing action designed to be part of the appeal to spectators and TV viewers.

Limited points are on offer – three for first place; two for second; one for third – but every place counts through the field as the finishing order will set the 1-20 grid for the usual Grand Prix on Sunday.

When’s the Grand Prix?
It’ll be the same British Grand Prix that you know and love on Sunday afternoon.

Fifty-two laps of Silverstone, with lights out this year at 3pm. Sky F1 build-up starts at 1.30pm.

The usual points apply for race day, that’s 25 for the victory (and a maximum of 26 if the winner nabs the fastest lap too) down to one point for 10th place.

The only difference is that drivers who start in the top 10 are not locked into starting on the tyre they set their best time in Q2 on. Everyone therefore has a free choice throughout the race, although the usual two-compound rules apply in a dry race which guarantees at least one pit stop per car.

No changes otherwise.

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Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Italian team was the best team in Europe Sunday for the first time since 1968.

LONDON, UK — Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on.

And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout.

Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time.

Gianluigi Donnarumma dived to his left and saved the decisive spot kick by Bukayo Saka, England’s third straight failure from the penalty spot in the shooutout in front of its own fans at Wembley Stadium.

It was less than four years ago that the Italians plunged to the lowest moment of its soccer history by failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Now, they are the best team in Europe and on a national-record 34-match unbeaten run under Roberto Mancini, their suave coach.

England was playing in its first major final in 55 years. It’s the latest heartache in shootouts at major tournaments, after defeats in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2012.

England went ahead in the second minute when Luke Shaw scored the fastest goal in a European Championship final. Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the 67th.

Saka, a 19-year-old Londoner, was embraced by several England players after his miss. England coach Gareth Southgate hugged Jadon Sancho, who missed the previous England penalty, while Marcus Rashford — the other one to miss — walked off down the tunnel.

Sancho and Rashford had been brought on in the final minute of extra time, seemingly as specialist penalty takers.

Donnarumma was in tears as he was embraced by his teammates as they sprinted toward him from the halfway line, where they watched the second penalty shootout in a European Championship final.

They then headed to the other end of the field and ran as one, diving to the ground in front of their own fans.

It was Italy’s second continental title after 1968, to add to the country’s four World Cups.

That the match went to extra time — like three of the six European finals before it — was not unexpected, given both semifinals also went the distance and the defensive solidity of both the teams.

In fact, Italy’s famously robust defense was only really opened up once in the entire 90 minutes and that resulted in Shaw’s goal, a half-volley that went in off the near post from Kieran Trippier’s cross.

It was Shaw’s first goal for England and it prompted a fist-pump between David Beckham and Tom Cruise in the VIP box amid an explosion of joy around Wembley.

The fact that it was set up by Trippier, a full back recalled to the team as part of a change of system to a 3-4-3 for the final, would have brought extra satisfaction to Southgate.

Then, England barely saw the ball for the rest of the game.

Italy’s midfielders dominated possession, started playing their pretty passing routines and England resorted to getting nine or even all 10 outfield players behind the ball. It was reminiscent of the 2018 World Cup semifinals, when England also scored early against Croatia then spent most of the game chasing its opponent’s midfield.

Initially, the Italians could only muster long-range efforts but the equalizer arrived from much closer in.

A right-wing corner was flicked on at the near post, Marco Verratti had a stooping header tipped onto the post by Pickford, and Bonucci put the ball in from close range.

Still, England managed to hold on for extra time and actually had the better of the final stages.

Just not the shootout, again.

Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on.

And it just had be via a penalty shootout.

Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time.

Gianluigi Donnarumma dived to his left and saved the decisive spot kick by Bukayo Saka, England’s third straight failure from the penalty spot in the shooutout in front of its own fans at Wembley Stadium.

It was less than four years ago that the Italians plunged to the lowest moment of its soccer history by failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Now, they are the best team in Europe and on a national-record 34-match unbeaten run under Roberto Mancini, their suave coach.

England was playing in its first major final in 55 years. It’s the latest heartache in shootouts at major tournaments, after defeats in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2012.

England went ahead in the second minute when Luke Shaw scored the fastest goal in a European Championship final. Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the 67th.

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US beats Mexico 4-0 in final Olympics tune-up for women’s soccer team

The Americans’ next match is an Olympics opening-round date with Sweden — the team that knocked them out of the quarterfinals in Rio five years ago.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn — Tobin Heath scored her second goal in as many games and the United States defeated Mexico 4-0 on Monday in the American women’s final match before the Olympics.

The United States is now undefeated in 44 straight matches, the second-longest unbeaten streak in team history. The Americans also extended their winning streak against Mexico to 15 games and improved to 39-1-1 overall. The lone U.S. loss in the series was in a 2010 World Cup qualifier.

U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski continued to finetune his lineups in advance of the Olympics later this month. The United States, a four-time gold medal winner, is aiming to become the first team to follow a World Cup title with an Olympic gold medal.

Heath started after coming off the bench and scoring in the United States’ first send-off game against Mexico on Thursday, when the Americans also won by a 4-0 score. She hadn’t played for some six months because of injury.

Carli Lloyd got the start Monday in place of Alex Morgan, and midfielder Rose Lavelle got the nod while Kristie Mewis and Megan Rapinoe were available off the bench.

Rapinoe, Mewis and Morgan all started the second half.

The United States scored all its goals in the first half. Horan scored on a volley in the sixth minute, followed by Lloyd’s diving header in the 11th.

After an own goal in the 37th minute, Heath scored in the 39th.

Next up for the United States are the Tokyo Olympics. The Americans play Sweden — the team that knocked them out of the 2016 Games in the quarterfinals — to open the tournament in Japan on July 21.

Mexico did not make the field of 12 teams for the Tokyo Games.

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Anthony Joshua slams Tyson Fury but vows bout will happen even if Oleksandr Usyk beats him

Anthony Joshua has accused Tyson Fury of ‘letting down’ the boxing world following the collapse of their heavyweight bout – but insists he will fight Fury even if he loses to Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua and Fury were supposed to go head to head later this year but a court arbitration ruling means that the latter must first fight Deontay Wilder.

Fury will now clash with Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24 while Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO gold against Usyk in September.

In March, two-time heavyweight champion Fury confirmed a two-fight deal with Joshua, with the first to be hosted in Saudi Arabia this July or August.

The pair spent the next few months exchanging social media jibes, with Joshua telling Fury that his fans were waiting for him to officially sign off the fight.

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“Unfortunately, his team let the whole boxing world down,” Joshua told Sky Sports.

“I will still be here, still ready to put on a show.

“End of the year. Let me get past Usyk first. But with or without Usyk in my life, I will fight Fury.

“Usyk isn’t the be-all and end-all.

Usyk doesn’t determine the Fury fight. The Fury fight has to happen. It’s a big fight, bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts.

“It will happen. After the Usyk fight, after I defend my belts.

“The fight will be bigger, better than what it would have been.”

Fury has also refused to rule out a rearranged bout with Joshua.

He will first fight Wilder but has said that Joshua and his team will then “get their five minutes of fame”.

Last week, Fury told Sky about Joshua’s team: “I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have had in their lives.

“I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round. As I’ve told [Joshua’s promoter] Eddie Hearn, the difference between me and them is they are businessmen and I’m a Spartan.”

Joshua responded: “I am 100 per cent sure that I will fight him and win. You’ve got to ask him the same question.

“I’m not too sure [what he would say].

“We did everything. During a global pandemic – the toughest time to organise a fight like that – we managed to have 20,000 fans available, a site fee, the media ready, my name was on the contract, I was in training.

“Then boom, they cancelled. I stay ready to fight them all because I’m a throwback fighter.”

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Japanese Charts: Game Builder Garage Beats Final Fantasy VII And Ratchet & Clank To Number One

Game builder Garage

Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 13th June, revealing that Game Builder Garage has gone straight in at number one in its debut week.

The game – which was treated to a physical edition in both Japan and North America, don’t forget – managed to sell an estimated 71,241 copies at retail to keep Square Enix’s updated Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade release off top spot. It leads a top ten with a healthy number of new entries, mostly for PlayStation systems.

On the Nintendo front, Miitopia remains Switch’s second-best effort at present, with Ring Fit Adventure also maintaining its incredibly strong performance.

Here are the top ten (first numbers are this week’s estimated sales, followed by total sales):


  1. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 71,241 (New)
  2. [PS5] Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (Square Enix, 06/10/21) – 20,889 (New)
  3. [PS5] Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (06/11/21) – 14,663 (New)
  4. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo, 05/21/21) – 14,579 (147,402)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 13,507 (2,627,908)
  6. [PS4] Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (Koei Tecmo, 06/10/21) – 12,210 (New)
  7. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 11,951 (2,257,335)
  8. [PS4] Guilty Gear: Strive (Arc System Works, 06/11/21) – 11,722 (New)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 11,661 (1,995,228)
  10. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 9,802 (2,223,507)

In the hardware charts, Switch is still leading the way. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

  1. Switch – 61,766 (16,304,390)
  2. Switch Lite – 16,551 (3,889,413)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 15,648 (684,515)
  4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 3,771 (135,284)
  5. Xbox Series X – 2,182 (36,185)
  6. PlayStation 4 – 1,185 (7,792,135)
  7. Xbox Series S – 512 (12,642)
  8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 395 (1,165,619)

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New Beats Studio Buds win over Apple AirPods on features and price

After weeks of rumours, Beats has finally revealed their all-new Studio Buds earbuds. These wireless ‘buds, which will go on sale this summer, offer an abundance of features for an incredibly reasonable price. At just £129.99, the latest from Beats are £30 cheaper than the standard Apple AirPods and Google Pixel Buds, to name a few rivals.

Thankfully, that comparatively low cost does not means that Beats has cut back on features. Instead, the Apple-owned audio firm is boasting that its Studio Buds will “deliver a high-quality audio experience.”

That’s mainly due to the 8.2mm dual-element diaphragm driver, which should help boom sound into your ears with the usual bass we’ve come to expect from Beats. And that’s not all as, unlike the basic AirPods, the Studio Buds feature Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) which will block out all background sound around you for an uninterrupted music experience.

For those times when you need to hear some ambient audio, there’s a Transparency mode, which should mean you don’t miss your train or plane when announcements are made over the Tannoy system. With a tap, you’ll be able to block everything out again and get back to your song or podcast.

To boost things further, you’ll get Apple’s clever Spatial Audio technology which makes the sound appear to hit your ears from all directions for a far more immersive experience.

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Of course, like all wireless buds, you get a neat pocket-sized charging case that boosts the battery when things run flat. Beats says that you’ll get around 8 hours of playback before they’ll need refilling with the case offering a total of 24-hours of battery life.

There’s also a nice Fast Fuel charge option with a quick 5-minutes in the case offering an hour of music. If you happen to lose them then don’t panic as Beats Studio Buds are the first Beats product to support both Find My in iOS and Find My Device on Android.

Finally, the design should mean they survive the British weather and your trips to the gym with an IPX4 water-resistant rating and, for the first time ever, convenient one-touch pairing comes to both iOS and Android users.

“In building a product this small, every minute detail was considered, analysed and selected to optimise for sound quality, comfort and durability,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Beats and Apple Music. “Studio Buds are our tiniest, most subtle form factor to date, yet keep Beats’ promise of delivering an immersive sound experience in a beautiful design.”

Beats Studio Buds will be available in the UK beginning this summer for £129.99 and will be available in three colours, White, Black and Red.

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Meghan Markle beats Kate Middleton as 'most respected' royal: 'Brave and resilient'

The Duchess of Sussex took the lead, however, gathering 21 percent of the votes.

Kate Middleton followed on the list with 11 percent of participants deeming her the one they respect and admire the most.

The study surveyed 1032 people between the ages of 13 and 25.

The most common reason for admiring public figures was “they are brave and resilient, and even when things go wrong they carry on”.

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Another popular reason for respecting the figures listed was as “they stand up for people’s rights and make society a better place”.

Meghan and Kate weren’t the only royals who made their way onto the top list, however.

Queen Elizabeth II took the top spot as the most admired of all public figures.

The monarch garnered the votes of 26 percent of those surveyed.

Founder and CEO at stem4 Dr Nihara Krause said: “To earn the respect of young people today you don’t need to earn a fortune or have good looks.

“It’s far more important that you show bravery, resilience, and compassion for others and for nature.

“Those are certainly qualities the Queen shares with some of the other names on this list such as David Attenborough and Marcus Rashford.

“It’s also significant that many of the most admired famous people are those, like Billie Eilish and Prince Harry, who have been open about their own mental health challenges.”

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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China's Baidu beats quarterly revenue estimates on AI, cloud boost

China's Baidu beats quarterly revenue estimates on AI, cloud boost© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chinese search engine leader Baidu is seen at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

(Reuters) – China’s Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:) reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as the company beefed up its cloud and artificial intelligence services to fend off competition in the advertising business.

The Beijing-based tech giant has diversified its revenue sources by expanding its cloud services, artificial intelligence, and smart transport technology footprint as competition for advertising sales heats up from local internet giants Alibaba (NYSE:) and ByteDance.

The company, which obtained a secondary listing in Hong Kong in March, said total revenue rose 25% to 28.13 billion yuan ($ 4.38 billion) in the first quarter, boosted partly by the 70% year-on-year growth of its non-advertising revenue, which includes the fast-growing cloud business.

Analysts on average had expected revenue of 27.25 billion yuan, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Baidu’s online ad revenue hit 16.3 billion yuan, a 27% increase compared with the same period a year earlier, when Baidu swung to an operating loss due to Covid lockdowns in the country.

The company’s flagship mobile Baidu App accumulated 558 million monthly active users as of March.

Baidu’s results also come amid a regulatory clampdown on China’s internet giants to keep a check on the country’s big techs’ monopolistic practices.

U.S.-listed shares of the company rose 3.5% in premarket trading. The shares had been on a tear in the first quarter amid a series of block trades tied to the meltdown of hedge fund Archegos Capital Management.

Excluding items, Baidu earned 12.38 yuan per American Depository Share, above Wall Street estimates of 10.75 yuan.

($ 1 = 6.4228 renminbi)

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