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England players making Gareth Southgate complaint ahead of Czech Republic Euro 2020 clash

England players making Gareth Southgate complaint ahead of Czech Republic Euro 2020 clash

England players think Gareth Southgate ‘has his favourites’ ahead of tonight’s clash with Czech Republic, according to reports. The Three Lions enter the contest with their qualification to the Euro 2020 knockout stages already assured. But they have a point to prove, having struggled against Scotland last time out.

England have endured a mixed start to their Euro 2020 campaign.

They were good against Croatia in their opening showdown, winning 1-0 courtesy of a second half goal by Raheem Sterling.

But England were dire in their goalless draw with Scotland, with fans jeering them off the Wembley pitch in the aftermath.

Southgate’s side are already through to the next round of Euro 2020 but will be looking to top the group when they face off against Czech Republic tonight.

Yet, ahead of that game, The Athletic say England players believe the 50-year-old ‘has his favourites’.

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It’s claimed members of the dressing room consider Mason Mount to be one of those, with the Chelsea star starting both matches at the tournament so far.

However, with Mount isolating after coming into close contact with Billy Gilmour, it’s now possible he’ll miss out on a starting berth this evening.

Another one of Southgate’s favourites is believed to be Jordan Henderson, with the Liverpool star fighting to get fit in time for the competition’s knockout stages.

And Sterling himself is a third member of the squad who England players think is in the 50-year-old’s good books.

It’s claimed England players have noted Southgate’s reluctance at lavishing big praise on Jack Grealish when speaking at media events, while the Aston Villa star’s camp are far from happy.

Those close to Grealish reportedly find it hard to accept players like Sterling, who struggled for Manchester City last term, are picked ahead of the playmaker.

And they also think Southgate ‘always has an excuse up his sleeve to leave him out’ – while also believing it’s a ‘blind spot on the manager’s part’.

Grealish is likely to be left on the bench again tonight, as well as Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho.

Yet whether England can win against their opponents with the duo left out remains to be seen, with Southgate under pressure to get it right.

Another person currently feeling the heat is Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who has failed to score at Euro 2020 so far.

He was hooked against Scotland last time out and some supporters have called on Southgate to drop the forward as a result of his flat showings at the competition.

But Southgate has given Kane a vote of confidence, saying: “I think the only thing that’s relevant is what I’ve said already this week.

“His importance to the team – he’s been our best player, our most influential player, our most important player for a long period of time.

“Of course there’s been moments where the likes of Raheem (Sterling) have probably had periods where he’s been critical for our success as well in terms the goalscoring, but Harry has consistently been our top goalscorer, his record since I’ve been in charge is phenomenal and he’s a hugely important figure for us.

“I think it’s the world of a big player. Throughout the time I’ve been England manager I must have managed these sorts of questions about Harry in three or four different periods of time, and inevitably he’s come through those periods and scored important goals for us and played exceptionally well. So it’s a bit of a repetitive cycle.”

He then added: “The big players have big focus, have a lot more attention, and their world is far more complicated than a lot of other players who can go under that radar of pressure and intensity.

“So I’ve got a huge understanding of how that is for Harry, a huge understanding of having played with big personalities, big players how their world is different and hopefully that helps me to manage him and get the best out of him, which over a long period of time I think we have done.”

England will better their Euro 2016 group stage points tally if they win tonight.

They finished second in the standings five years ago, with Wales taking top spot.

And whether England can fare better this year overall is something only time will tell. 

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Dan Walker shuts down BBC Breakfast viewer after coverage complaint 'Never mentioned'

Dan Walker shuts down BBC Breakfast viewer after coverage complaint 'Never mentioned'

Dan, who also is a keen golf-enthusiast, swiftly shut down the social media user, as he confirmed that Bland’s major golf achievement had been mentioned on more than one occasion on Breakfast.

In view of his 710,000 followers, Dan replied: “Hi… only just seen this.

“@blandy73’s amazing win was on Saturday and the show was on Monday. His win did feature on the Sunday show.

“Despite that, I also spoke at length about his win on Monday and what made it so special. It was wonderful. Have a good one.”

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2 Texas deputies killed in West Texas shootout after dog complaint

2 Texas deputies killed in West Texas shootout after dog complaint

EDEN, Texas (Nexstar) — Two Concho County Sheriff’s deputies died in a shooting Monday night in a call that began as a dog complaint, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

An Eden city employee was also shot and critically injured. They are now being treated at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.

Jeffrey Nicholas. (Tom Green County Jail photo)
Jeffrey Nicholas. (Tom Green County Jail photo)

Jeffrey Nicholas, 28, has been arrested and booked into Tom Green County Jail in connection with the shooting. He is charged with two counts of capital murder of a peace officer and is being held on a $ 4 million bond, $ 2 million for each count.

Initial reports said there had been a short car chase and standoff though DPS did not mention either in its short news release.

Eden shooting scene
Two deputies were killed in the line of duty after a car chase in Eden, Texas about 160 miles east of Austin (Courtesy: KLBK)

What led to the deadly shooting

The Department of Public Safety said the two deputies and city employee responded to a dog complaint along the 100 block of Bryan Street in Eden. An Internet search of that area indicates it occurred either at or very close to Eden High School.

DPS says while those deputies made contact with an individual there, “an altercation occurred which quickly escalated to gunfire.”

Eden is about 160 miles west of Austin.

The bodies of the slain deputies arrived in Lubbock for autopsy at around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. First responders in Lubbock accompanied the car in a short procession.

2 Texas deputies killed in West Texas shootout after dog complaint
Lubbock Police and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office vehicles lead a procession of the slain Concho County Sheriff’s deputies. (Nexstar Photo)

Reaction, condolences to deadly shooting

“The loss of life in that community is extraordinary and I’m extremely saddened by that,” State Rep. Drew Darby, R-San Angelo, said. He led the Texas House in a moment of silence Tuesday morning.

“When they left their homes that morning in Eden, Texas, you know, just the the mere image of the name conjures about peace and tranquility— when they left, they would not return to their families,” Darby said.

“Our hearts are broken over the senseless murder of two Concho County Sheriff’s Deputies who were gunned down in the line of duty. This terrible loss is a solemn reminder of the risks our brave law enforcement officers face while protecting our communities. The State of Texas is prepared to provide any assistance needed to support the Concho County community and bring the perpetrator of this heinous crime to justice. Cecilia and I ask our fellow Texans to join us in prayer for the families, friends, and colleagues of these brave Sheriff’s deputies.”
Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas

“Camille and I are absolutely devastated by the news that two of our Concho County Sheriff’s deputies were killed in the line of duty last night in Eden. These officers protected the community until the very end—defending our freedoms, values, and safety. Though we are unable to thank them for their sacrifice, we will never stop honoring their legacy and service.

“I’ve spoken with Judge Dillard, Mayor Torres, and Sheriff Miller to offer my condolences. My office stands ready to provide any support that we can.

“We join with our Concho County neighbors in mourning the loss of these heroes. Please keep our entire law enforcement community in your prayers.”
Rep. August Pfluger, R-District 11

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Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen hits back as viewer shares complaint about Channel 5 show

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Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen hits back as viewer shares complaint about Channel 5 show
Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen, 46, took to Twitter tonight to address a viewer’s complaint about how late Our Yorkshire Farm airs on Tuesday evenings. The programme starts at 9pm on Channel 5, which one fan argued was too late for her children to stay up and tune in.
The viewer shared the issue after Amanda gushed over the viewing figures that the latest series of her show is currently achieving.

She penned in view of her 158,000 followers: “Nearly FOUR MILLION people tuned in ! 

“So if you didn’t know about it then now you do !

“Join us all TONIGHT at 9pm on @channel5_tv for the next episode of #ouryorkshirefarm 

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A third fan commented: “It would be great if they put the show on in Canada, so I could watch!”

A fourth person suggested: “Surely they can watch on demand on My5?!?”

“We watch it on catch up,” a fifth fan agreed.

Amanda enjoys keeping her followers up to date with her family’s antics and daily lives at Ravenseat Farm in the Dales. 

Amanda and husband Clive Owen have nine children, Clemmy, five, Annas, six, Violet, nine, Edith, 11, Raven, 18, Nancy, three, Reuben, 16, Miles, 14, and Sidney, eight.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 won’t fix a complaint with the Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 won’t fix a complaint with the Galaxy S21 Ultra

Sadly though, according to GSMArena, it looks like the next entry in the Z Fold line-up won’t address one big S Pen issue with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

While it’s great that S Pen support has come to the Galaxy S range, there is one slightly frustrating thing – and that’s the S21 Ultra 5G doesn’t have a built-in holder for the stylus.

Unlike the Note range, you simply can’t pull out and remove the S Pen from the bottom of the S21 Ultra 5G handset.

Instead, a separate case has to be purchased which features a holder for the S Pen.

And it looks like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will require a similar workaround, according to South Korea’s NaverNews.

The outlet said that the initial plan for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 was to have an S Pen holder built into the device, with patents previously showing this.

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Officials say cyber executive order with dozen’s actions forthcoming

Top federal officials teased an upcoming executive order to improve federal cybersecurity in the wake of two major international hacking incidents. Meanwhile, Epic Games filed a complaint about Apple’s “monopolistic” aspects with a British watchdog group, and a top Facebook official announced his departure.

ORDER INCOMING: Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday said that the Biden administration is working on “close to a dozen” action items to be included in an upcoming executive order meant to strengthen federal cybersecurity in the wake of two major breaches.

“We continue to work urgently to make the investments necessary, and the administration is working on close to a dozen actions for an upcoming executive order,” a senior DHS official told reporters during a phone call.

The comments were made as the Biden administration continues to grapple with the fallout from both the SolarWinds hack, which U.S. intelligence officials have assessed was “likely” carried out by Russian operatives, and from the newly discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange Server application that was initially exploited by a Chinese hacking group.

Anne Neuberger, President BidenOfficials say cyber executive order with dozen's actions forthcomingJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden officials brace for worst despite vaccine data Congress looks to rein in Biden’s war powers Democrats seize on voting rights; GOP cries foul MORE[6][7][8][9][10]’s deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, announced in February that at least nine federal agencies and 100 private sector companies had been compromised as part of the SolarWinds hack, first discovered in December. [5]

Neuberger also announced last month that an “executive action” was in the works as part of responding to the SolarWinds hack. Her comments were made prior to the discovery of the Microsoft vulnerabilities, which have hit thousands of organizations worldwide. [11]

Read more about the impending order here. [12]

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AN EPIC COMPLAINT: Epic Games on Tuesday filed a complaint about Apple to a British competition watchdog for their “monopolistic practices.”

The video game maker accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior and establishing strict rules on app distribution and payments, which is a violation under British laws.

The watchdog is already probing the tech giant for its stranglehold on the app market.

By kneecapping the competition and exerting its monopoly power over app distribution and payments, Apple strips U.K. consumers of the right to choose how and where they get their apps, while locking developers into a single marketplace that lets Apple charge any commission rate they choose,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement.  [13]

Read more about the complaint[14]

FAREWELL TO FACEBOOK’S CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER:  Facebook Chief Revenue Officer David Fischer announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the company at the end of the year.

“I want to share the news that I’ve decided to leave Facebook toward the end of this year,” Fischer wrote on Facebook. “I expect to be at Facebook into the fall and will be focused on advancing our mission and ensuring a smooth transition.”[15]

Fischer’s job at Facebook was to oversee advertising business and the social media network’s worldwide sales organization, CNBC reported.[16]

Once Fischer leaves, Facebook is replacing the chief revenue officer position with a chief business officer position.

Read more here[17]

YOUTUBE UNDER FIRE: Staff members at YouTube have recently taken issue with the company’s refusal to remove a song that some of them find to be racist toward the Asian American community.

Employees called for the removal of rapper YG’s 2014 song “Meet the Flockers,” due to its inclusion of lyrics that detail a burglary and call for targeting of Chinese neighborhoods, according to Bloomberg.[18]

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Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have seen a recent surge in violence during the coronavirus pandemic, with a recent incident including a shooting rampage in the Atlanta area that left eight people dead, including six Asian women.

In light of the increased violence, some YouTube employees requested that the company’s Trust & Safety team, which is tasked with ensuring a safe community on the platform, remove the song. That request was later denied, Bloomberg reported.

Read more here[19]

Lighter click: The best addition for your home office [20]

An op-ed to chew on:  Copyright bots powered by a 1998 law threaten the public’s right to know[21]

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Fired, interrogated, disciplined: Amazon warehouse organizers allege year of retaliation (NBC / Olivia Solon and April Glaser)  [22]

America’s digital defender is underfunded, outmatched, and ‘exhausted’ (Politico / Eric Geller) [23]

U.S. Special Operations Command paid $ 500,000 to secretive location data firm (Vice Motherboard / Joseph Cox)[24]

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  5. ^ President Biden (thehill.com)
  6. ^ Joe Biden (thehill.com)
  7. ^ The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden officials brace for worst despite vaccine data (thehill.com)
  8. ^ Congress looks to rein in Biden’s war powers (thehill.com)
  9. ^ Democrats seize on voting rights; GOP cries foul (thehill.com)
  10. ^ MORE (thehill.com)
  11. ^ announced last month (thehill.com)
  12. ^ Read more about the impending order here.  (thehill.com)
  13. ^ in a statement (www.epicgames.com)
  14. ^ Read more about the complaint (thehill.com)
  15. ^ wrote (www.facebook.com)
  16. ^ reported (www.cnbc.com)
  17. ^ Read more here (thehill.com)
  18. ^ according to Bloomberg. (www.bloomberg.com)
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  20. ^ The best addition for your home office (twitter.com)
  21. ^ Copyright bots powered by a 1998 law threaten the public’s right to know (thehill.com)
  22. ^ allege year of retaliation (www.nbcnews.com)
  23. ^ ‘exhausted’ (www.politico.com)
  24. ^ paid $ 500,000 (www.vice.com)

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Epic Games submits Apple complaint to UK watchdog

Epic Games submits Apple complaint to UK watchdog

Epic Games on Tuesday filed a complaint about Apple to a British competition watchdog for their “monopolistic practices.”

The video game maker accuses Apple of anticompetitive behavior and establishing strict rules on app distribution and payments, which is a violation under British laws. 

The watchdog is already probing the tech giant for its stranglehold on the app market.

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The complaint from Epic Games stems from Apple taking 30 percent of in-game purchases, a tactic that other streaming services like Spotify have also taken issue with.

“By kneecapping the competition and exerting its monopoly power over app distribution and payments, Apple strips U.K. consumers of the right to choose how and where they get their apps, while locking developers into a single marketplace that lets Apple charge any commission rate they choose,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement[1].  

Epic Games, the maker of the hugely popular game Fortnite, has been in a bitter legal battle with Apple after filing legal claims and an antitrust complaint against the company in the United States, Australia and the European Union.

Epic Games stated that it is not seeking monetary damages but wants to help regulators come up with fixes to prevent market distortion and manipulation. 

Apple told The Associated Press[2] Epic Games owed much of its success to the App Store and now it “wants to operate under a different set of rules than the ones that apply to all other developers.”

The company said the result of allowing the gaming company different rules would be “weakened privacy and data security protections for our customers, and we think that’s wrong.”

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  2. ^ The Associated Press (apnews.com)

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