Armed police marched down Magaluf’s popular Penta Ballena strip in order to tame British tourists cheering on their semi-final victory. Dozens of armed officers, some holding truncheons, patrolled the neon-lit strip in an attempt to quell the raucous celebrations and ensure tourists kept to the pavement and remained clear of the road. One police officer was spotted using his pepper-spray on a bare-chested Brit. The man was pushed to the curb as his friends chanted: “Football’s coming home”.
After the spray was used, several partygoers could be seen pulling up their T-shirts to cover their mouths and rubbing their eyes in obvious discomfort as they left the area.
This wasn’t the only clash with the police, as one Brit could be heard shouting “I’ve just been hit by a baton” as the patrol officers cleared the street.
No arrests or reports of injuries were reported.
The Civil Guard was joined by the local town hall-employed police to try to maintain order, as the Brits celebrated another great performance by the Three Lions.
England fans appeared to ignore Spain’s Covid restrictions, with supporters celebrating without face masks or adhering to social distancing rules.
Fans also threw drinks over each other just moments after the final whistle blew, securing England’s place in the final on Sunday.
The show of strength by the police followed a regional government decision to extend special restrictions in place in popular party resorts in Majorca to Magaluf following the UK’s decision to put the Balearic Islands on its green travel list.
The new rules, which also to San Antonio in Ibiza, mean pubs and restaurants in these areas must shut at 2am unless the local council brings forward closing times.
Karolina Pliskova fired her way into the Wimbledon semi-finals and then told Emma Raducanu – you have to be able to handle the pressure.
Eighth seed Pliskova, the former world number one and US Open finalist, overcame Viktorija Golubic comfortably 6-2 6-2 to book a last four clash with Aryna Sabalenka.
But the Czech star had little sympathy for British starlet Emma, 18, who pulled out of her fourth round clash with AjlaTomljanovic on Monday a set down, with breathing problems.
Pliskova, in her first Wimbledon semi-final, said: “If you decide to do this sport and take a wild card, you’re going to be playing on a big court because you are from this country.
“You need to count on that pressure.
“Of course it is not easy. I saw a bit from her previous matches. I think she was enjoying maybe too much excitement. That’s normal.
“When I was 18 I was still a kid. Some of these girls are old enough to deal with it. Coco Gauff, I think she’s ready for this.
“Hopefully she’s going to be okay – but you need to be ready for it.”
Sabalenka overcame Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-3 – and admitted she had been seeing a psychologist to get her over the mental block of never getting to a Grand Slam quarter-final in five years before this.
She said: “He said to not even think that this is a Grand Slam – just believe you can do it.”
Swedish-British television presenter and model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, has taken to Instagram to celebrate National Bikini Day with a sultry snap. It comes just a few weeks after the star sparked backlash by posing naked to raise awareness of men’s mental health in a charity photoshoot.
Ulrika posted the defiant mirror selfie today, which saw her flaunting her bikini body in her bedroom in view of her 157,000 followers.
The former Shooting Stars team captain showed off her toned stomach in the snap in a stylish bright orange two-piece swimsuit.
Her face was covered by her phone, which she held up to snap the picture.
Ulrika wore her blonde locks straight and posed for the camera in front of her bed.
Swedish star Ulrika Jonsson stripped off to highlight the importance of men’s mental health in a new campaign. However, the star has now spoken out after a troll sent her a brutal message on social media.
Taking to her Instagram stories, the television presenter shared the message she had been sent.
This read: “This has nothing to do with men mental health, this is just another attention seeking person who porn c**p and is responsible if someone gets raped.
“Men are NOT the only one that is guilty of young girls getting raped.
“These stars are just as much guilty because of their part in everything.”(sic)
The response was shared on Reddit and has subsequently been shared widely across the internet. Myrah was asked to write an equation for six scenarios, a post on Reddit shared. “Jane has 12 crayons and Kim has 7 crayons. How many more crayons does Susan have than Kim?” the girl – known only as Myrah – was asked as part of her homework assignment.
Her response has been praised as legendary.
“Who’s Susan?” she asked.
“Myrah is going places,” one Redditor wrote cheekily, while a second praised Myrah over her no nonsense response.
Another had a different theory, saying: “‘Maybe it’s a reading comprehension test disguised as a math test.”
The Met Police were called at 5.27pm following reports of an injured man on Essex Road, Islington. Officers discovered a man, believed to be in his 50s, suffering from a stab wound. Police and the London Ambulance Service provided first aid, but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at 5.58pm.
His next of kin have been informed.
The Met confirmed no arrests have been made.
Reports on social media suggest the victim ran a florist in the area.
A police cordon remains in place in the surrounding areas while an investigation is carried out.
The force added detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed.
A post-mortem examination will be held in due course and formal identification awaits.
The police has urged anyone with information to come forward.
The force can be contacted by phone on 101 quoting reference Cad 5562/29May.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Islington Council has also urged any people in the local area with information to contact the police.
In a post on Twitter, the council said: “Awful incident in Essex Road earlier today, in which a man lost his life.
“Please contact the police if you have any information that could help.”
The news sent the crypto market crashing as much as 30%, with bitcoin trading as low as $ 30,000 before paring some losses later in the day.
The Chinese regulatory clampdown intensified the pressure that had been put on the crypto market by recent comments made by Tesla boss Elon Musk. Also on rt.comBitcoin drops to $ 30,000 as cryptocurrency market crashes
Last week, Musk announced Tesla had suspended vehicle purchases with cryptocurrencies, due to environmental concerns. This led to speculation that the automaker may have sold its $ 1.5 billion in bitcoin holdings, something Musk later denied.
On Wednesday, the billionaire entrepreneur took to Twitter again to post the “diamond hands” emoji, possibly implying that his company would not part with any of its bitcoin.
Elvis Presley stars in trailer for 1962 film Girls! Girls! Girls!
Stella was born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis, just like Elvis. She also had a tough upbringing with no hint of a Hollywood future – marrying childhood sweetheart Herman Stephens in 1954 at just 16. Within three years she was a divorced mother of one (future actor Andrew Stevens) but she put herself through night school and enrolled at Memphis State University where she was quickly spotted in amateur dramatics. She dropped out to head off to Hollywood and was soon under contract to 20th Century Fox and then Paramount from 1959 – who would drag her, almost kicking and screaming, onto screen with Elvis.
Stella’s career was a mass of contradictions. In 1960 she won the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year – Actress, but she was also Playboy’s centrefold Playmate of the month that January.
She later said: “You have to be realistic. Playboy has an enormous circulation, and getting into Playboy increases recognition. People know they’ve seen you somewhere. The recognition factor.”
For a while it seemed she had been proven right, becoming one of the most photographed women of the 1960’s (artistic and X-rated), but her film career and dreams of being a director ultimately suffered.
As early as 1962 she was fighting with the studios and famously challenged Elvis about the films he was making and then later became one of the only stars to ever badmouth The King.
Elvis Presley with co-star Stella Stevens in Girls Girls Girls (Image: GETTY)
Elvis Presley co-star Stella Stevens in 1965 (Image: GETTY)
Stella made no secret of her unwillingness to make 1962’s Girls! Girls! Girls!
In 2004 she said: “I was sent the script by Paramount to read. And I thought, ‘Hm, he’s from Memphis, and so am I. That’s a good idea to put us together.’ So I read the script. I wound up throwing it across the room! I thought, ‘What a piece of sh**. I’m not going to be in this.'”
Even when the studio threatened to blacklist her, Stella would not back down.
She added: “I said, ‘I’ll starve. I don’t care. My child will starve because of you, and we will die because of you, because I will not do this junk.’ So they said, ‘please reconsider’, and they promised that my next film would be with Montgomery Clift. And I said, ‘Oh, well, yes. Okay, I’ll do the Elvis picture. It’s only six days’ work, and I’ll just forget about it.'”
Elvis Presley with co-star Stella Stevens in Girls Girls Girls (Image: GETTY)
Elvis Presley co-star Stella Stevens in 2002 (Image: GETTY )
Girls! Girls! Girls! was a standard lightweight Elvis vehicle but critics had already started to criticise the formula, which lasted through to 1969.
In a 1967 interview Stella said: “One day I said, ‘Elvis honey, why do you do this crap?’ He pondered and said, ‘Don’t knock success, Stella.’ Which is true. The odds against getting anywhere in the movies are so great that if you realized beforehand, you’d stay home.
“Anyway, never be in an Elvis movie. His fans come for the sole, purpose of seeing Elvis. They don’t look at anyone else on the screen.”
In the 1960s Stella was still speaking relatively carefully in interviews, but later in life she opened fire with both barrels on the film’s director Norman Taurogand Elvis himself.
In 1994 she said: “What I remember is him (Taurog) screaming at me at the top of his lungs in front of the cast and crew… It embarrassed me in front of everybody. I’ve never been talked to or treated like that.”
Stella claimed she was received little support, including from Elvis: “He was drunk in Hawaii and on the set when he sang Return to Sender or at least acting like he was and telling me he was. He was drinking Hawaiian Rum Punches, and they punched him just about out.
“He was also showing me what he called his Bible; his book of colour plates of every pill and capsule ever made and sold by pharmaceutical companies. Drinking and taking pills seemed to be his main interest.”
Stella Stevens and Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (Image: GETTY)
Stella Stevens and Jerry Lewis at the Nutty Professor reunion in 2004 (Image: GETTY)
Elvis’ drug consumption is well-documented, but many around him have also testified that the star tried not to drink excessively because he knew he was prone to rages when he was under the influence of alcohol.
As for Stella, her hopes of filming with Montgormery Clift were sunk whe he was forced to pull out of their film Too Late Blues – ironically because he was battle his own alcoholism – and he was replaced with Bobby Darin.
Stella went on to make the highly regarded comedy, The Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis in 1963, and the Dean Martin spy spoof The Silencers in 1966.
Unusually, for a Hollywood star she also appeared in two more Playboy spreads, in 1965 and 1968, as well as men’s magazine Adam in 1967, which was promoting her “nude shower scene from The Rage.”
Elvis Presley co-star Stella Stevens appeared in magazines like Playboy and Adam (Image: GETTY)
Despite asprirations to do serious work and a talent for comedy, Stella rarely found the kind of film roles she wanted.
In 1970, she starred opposite Jason Robards in Sam Peckinpah’s The Ballad of Cable Hogue, and The New York Times said: “It is Stella Stevens, at last in a role good enough for her, who most wonderfully sustains and enlightens the action.”
She followed that with a highly-regared turn as a “tart with a heart” in the 1972 smash The Poseidon Adventure but her career began to gravitate towards television. Subsequent big screen roles were generally limited to exploitation horror movies, usually with nudity involved like 1972’s Slaughter and 1986’s Monster In The Closet.
Elvis Presley co-star Stella Stevens in The Poseidon Adventure (Image: GETTY)
Elvis Presley co-star Stella Stevens at teh Poseidon Adventure 40th Anniversary in 2012 (Image: GETTY)
In a 2004 interview Stella reflected on the impact Playboy had on her career: “It was a double-edged sword. It did as much harm as it did good.
“To try and have a career as a serious actor after being in that magazine was very difficult. To try and become a director has taken me over 30 years, something that other people with far less talent have done far sooner. They did not, however, start out as sexpots.
“That starting point (as a sexpot) is so far below level. You might think it elevates someone to call them a sexpot, but it does not. It’s a derogatory term. It’s hard, after that, to just come up to being a human being.
“When Sesame Street first came on the air, I begged to be able to do the alphabet–anything. They would not allow me on there. I wasn’t allowed in certain magazines. I was blackballed from anything decent after that.”
Elvis Presley co-star Stella Stevens in The Dukes of Hazzard TV movie (Image: GETTY)
Even so, Stella worked solidly in television throughout the 1970, 1980s and 1990s, including a Dukes of Hazzard TV movie and long-running roles in the soap operas Flamingo Road and Santa Barbara.
In 1989 she also achieved her dream of directing a movie with the comedy The Ranch, which starred her son Andrew Stevens.
From 1983, Stella was in a relationship with Grammy-winning rock guitarist Bob Kulick, who died last year. After selling her Beverley Hills home, she now resides in an Alzheimer’s care facility in Los Angeles.
Dan Walker, 43, appeared to not be a fan of BBC Breakfast co-host Louise Minchin’s bright yellow jumper, as he hilariously said it resembled that of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The former Football Focus presenter shared a snap of him and the marathon runner on the sofa together, before making the unlikely comparison in view of his 710,700 followers.
Louise beamed in her bold knit as she posed for a selfie with Dan.
He then savagely posted the photo alongside a picture of Freddie performing in one of his eccentric outfits, which also included a yellow jacket with silver buckles.
Underneath the 43-year-old TV host typed: “Who wore it better? #BBCBreakfast.”
In response, fans took to the comment section to give their opinion over the “weird” comparison.