How to be brave, how to make people laugh and even how to take care of pets are among the top skills British children wish they could learn at school. A study of 1,000 children, aged 6-11, found how to be a YouTuber, how to eat healthily and how to recycle are further things kids wish they could be taught in the classroom.
Coaches Charlotte Edwards and Mahela Jayawardene set the standards for success at The Ageas Bowl where Colin de Grandhomme, Devon Conway and Quinton de Kock step in to bolster the men’s team and Sophia Dunkley and Smriti Mandhana form a mouth-watering partnership in the women’s squad
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Strength in depth and stars in spades – here’s why Southern Brave will strike fear into their rivals in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.
Women’s squad (overseas players in bold)
Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana (India), Ella McCaughan, Fritha Morris, Tara Norris, Sonia Odedra, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Charlotte Taylor, Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Amanda-Jane Wellington (Australia), Danni Wyatt
Men’s squad (overseas players in bold)
Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs, Devon Conway (New Zealand), Alex Davies, Liam Dawson, Quinton de Kock (South Africa), George Garton, Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand), Chris Jordan, Jake Lintott, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Delray Rawlins, James Vince, Max Waller, Ross Whiteley
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Coaches: Simply the best? You’ll have to go a long way to find a more eye-catching combination than Charlotte Edwards and Mahela Jayawardene. Edwards’ transition from elite player to cream-of-the-crop coach has been as smooth and successful as the style that elevated her to England’s highest run-scorer of all time. Jayawardene’s resume is likewise none too shabby – the former Sri Lanka captain being the mastermind behind the mighty Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Home ground: The Ageas Bowl
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Men’s star players:Colin de Grandhomme, Devon Conway, Quinton de Kock… There’s plenty of razzmatazz around The Hundred despite the late withdrawal of Andre Russell – the West Indies firecracker pulling out a week ahead of the tournament. The sparkle of De Grandhomme, his replacement, has already lit up the Ageas this summer due to the all-rounder’s stint at Hampshire and don’t tell the Kiwi big-hitter that he’s a replacement! Losing Marcus Stoinis and David Warner in late June was also undoubtedly a blow for Brave but in Conway and De Kock they are replaced by two immovable mountains. Conway averages above 50 in ALL THREE international formats, while former South Africa captain De Kock has scored 9,500 international runs. Substitutes they ain’t, either.
Women’s star players: Sophia Dunkley, Smriti Mandhana… Both were born for the big stage and are sprinkled with stardust. Dunkley’s appeal is as wide as her split-grip, the 23-year-old all-rounder announcing her international arrival against India with maiden Test and ODI fifties earlier this summer. Expect her leg-spin to be a potent weapon too. Meanwhile, Indian legend Mandhana could sit back and reflect on an international tally of over 4,000 runs but on the evidence of the series against England the left-hander remains as hungry as ever.
How far can the women’s team go? With West Indian lynchpin Stafanie Taylor on board, the Brave should be a match for anyone. Her unbeaten hundred against Pakistan in July proved she’s still up there with the best and should inspire Danni Wyatt, amongst others, to step up another level. No batting side can ever rest easy while Anya Shrubsole still has deliveries in the locker and Charlotte Taylor – as she proved with six wickets in the 2020 Rachael Heyhoe Flint final – is another bowler who loves the big occasion.
How far can the men’s team go? Bold – perhaps even brash – this is an outfit packed with destructive brilliance. As recruitment jobs go, it’s top notch with the experience and expertise of Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills well-balanced against the up-and-coming thrust of the likes of George Garton. Pity the team that comes up against Liam Dawson, Max Waller and Danny Briggs on a turner.
The Hundred starts with a women’s match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval on Wednesday, July 21, with the men’s competition starting a day later at the same venue.
Sky Sports will show all 68 games live – 34 women’s and 34 men’s – while all women’s matches and a significant number of men’s games will be streamed live on the Sky Cricket YouTube channel.
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Alex Loredo, 18, was bringing the washing in at his family home in San Diego when he heard rattling coming from under the outside table. He said his “heart just dropped” when he saw the deadly snake waiting.
But before he knew it, his seven-year-old Labrador, Marley, had come to the rescue.
Mr Loredo told NBC San Diego: “Before I could even turn, Marley had run out the door, pushed me out of the way, and gotten in between the snake and me.
“My heart just dropped. My first thought was, ‘Oh no, I’m going to lose my best friend.”
The snake sunk its fangs into Marley’s tongue and neck and then fled.
Gareth Southgate is said to be considering fielding a back-five made up of four full-backs when England host Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener this Sunday. The Three Lions boss, who led the side to the World Cup semi-finals using the same system in 2018, is expected to compensate for the absence of Harry Maguire by utilising wing-backs once again.
Playing with three central defenders as opposed to two will enable England to take control from the back and move the ball progressively up the field.
In Russia three years ago, Kyle Walker dropped into the back three and he is expected to do the same this time around.
John Stones is also excepted to feature for England after turning his Manchester City career around this season alongside Ruben Dias.
However, Manchester United captain Maguire remains a doubt for all three matches in Group D meaning Southgate will have to devise a Plan B.
A day set aside to honor the sacrifices of the nation’s veterans, Memorial Day 2021 was especially poignant a year after many memorial ceremonies — and many family trips and barbecues — were curtailed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parades that had been canceled in 2020 were back in 2021. Services held online last year resumed in person this year. Holiday traffic returned, as did beach outings — at least in parts of the country not cursed with cold, rainy weather.
President Biden honored the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery, delivering an emotional speech under a blue, sunlit sky just a day after the five-year anniversary of the death of his son Beau, who had served in Iraq. “It can hurt to remember, but the hurt is how we feel, and how we heal,” Mr. Biden said after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. He called on Americans to keep the fallen members of the military in their minds. “We’re free because they were brave,” he said.
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
A member of the military stands near the Tomb of the Unknowns before a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Members of the military are reflected in the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington.
Beachgoers on South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla.
Kyle Watts, a vacationer from Ohio, uses a metal detector in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Veterans during a Memorial Day parade in Myrtle Beach.
In Barnstable, Mass., a police honor guard remembers the town’s war dead.
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The final phase focused more heavily on ports before most of the attacks attributed to The Blitz ceased in May 1941.
The Luftwaffe dropped around 41,000 tons of bombs during The Blitz, which caused issues with production, transport, and food supplies, and when ports were the focus, it impacted rifle production.
The synopsis of the new documentary into The Blitz reads: “The film offers a brand new insight into how ordinary people managed to survive with incredible acts of courage and features amazing never seen before archive footage, along with powerful interviews with those who experienced it first-hand…
“This fascinating and powerful documentary sheds light on those fateful months and how they affected the British people living in the cities under attack.
Ringo addressed the persisted reports that John had doubts about his own voice:
“John always wanted a lot of echo on his voice. He had a great voice and when he was singing, he gave all of that. I don’t feel personally he was insecure about his voice. Everybody wants to be someone else, to be different.”
The album had followed John and Yoko’s exploration of ‘Primal Scream therapy” as a way to unleash their inner selves, and the new music introduces a raw, uninhibited edge to teh former Beatles voice.
Ringo added: “I can’t say enough about this record because there’s no downside to it. I think it may have had something to do with the Primal Scream, because there’s quite a bit of screaming on it. That was the emotional place I feel he was at, at that time.”
Both Ringo and Yoko today paid tribute to John’s honest soul-searching on the album.
Marie met her husband, keyboardist Mikael “Micke” Bolyos, during the Australian leg of Join the Joyride! in December 1991.
She later said: “If [we] hadn’t met, I don’t know if I would have been able to continue in Roxette much longer. I couldn’t handle the personal side of life on tour. I was hanging out in bars, drinking too much.
“I was sad a lot of the time and had a hard time with the press, when I always had to be nice and say the right things, always having to be available to everybody, always putting on a smile and being happy.
“Marie Fredriksson the performer had grown in stature, at the expense of Marie the private person. I had less and less space to be myself. And when I was myself I felt uncertain, small and lost.”