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Max Verstappen unfazed by Lewis Hamilton’s British GP pace – ‘It doesn’t mean anything’

Championship leader Max Verstappen was left frustrated as he starts from second on the grid for Saturday’s sprint qualifying race, as he battles it out with Lewis Hamilton for pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix

Hamilton heads up the grid as he was cheered on by thousands of home fans ahead of the main event at the end of the weekend, as he stunned around Silverstone.

Hamilton was looking to bounce back this weekend, a track he’s won at seven times, as Red Bull have dominated for the past five races.

Verstappen meanwhile was heard complaining on the radio of understeer, as the Dutchman struggle to find any grip in his Red Bull around the Northampton circuit.

Hamilton lit up the timing screens his final run, and was on course to better his time of a 1:26.7706s, but was hampered by a huge slide in the final sector.

Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas will line up third on the grid tomorrow, in a 17 lap race that will decide Sunday’s grid for the British Grand Prix, with three Britons in the top ten.

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Yet, clearly frustrated, Verstappen, who had been fastest in the morning practice session, said he wasn’t at surprised by the pace of the Mercedes, who have struggled to hook it up for the past five races.

“No [I am not surprised by Lewis Hamilton’s pace], we need to look at ourselves.

“The car itself was handling quite well but there was a lot of understeer, so I couldn’t really attack too many corners.

“I was waiting for the front to grip up, but It was a weird feeling to drive.

“I don’t think it was set-up or front wing-related, it is what it is, we are still quite close”

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“It’s a bit of a weird feeling, to be honest, you do qualify and you go flat out and actually doesn’t really mean anything in terms of pole position, so we’ll see tomorrow.

“I think we have a strong race car just need to fix a bit the issues we had in qualifying.

“I’ve got confidence we can have a strong race.”

Sprint qualifying gets underway at 4:30pm tomorrow after a second practice session on Saturday morning, with the results deciding the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

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Review: Out of Line – A Gorgeous Puzzle-Platformer That Doesn’t Quite Pay Off

Out of Line really could have been so much more. Developed by Nerd Monkeys, it’s a puzzle platformer that feels like a riff on earlier modern classics such as PlayDead’s Limbo and Inside; it’s a linear experience that features action set-pieces and copious puzzles to drive its narrative, but never really capitalises on either, resulting in an experience that is pleasant to behold on your first playthrough, but ultimately ends up being rather forgettable.

You play as San, a cute, spear-wielding character who is on the run after escaping what looks to be a sinister-looking factory (no, we’re not in Oddworld here). Right from the start, San’s motivations and objectives – and indeed the wider narrative – feel intentionally vague and abstract, but certainly to the game’s own detriment. From beginning to end, you’re never quite aware of what’s going on, who the characters are, and what your end goal ultimately is. It’s clear that the developer has leaned on the aforementioned Inside for narrative inspiration, but the plot in Out of Line just feels a bit too vague for our liking.

As you progress through the game, you’ll encounter other beings who appear to be on the same path as San; some of which even look exactly like San, suggesting that the protagonist is one of many clones. Frustratingly, the interaction between characters is limited to a simple smile and a wave, so there’s no dialogue whatsoever to provide context to the plot.

Thankfully, the gameplay fares a bit better. At its core, Out of Line is a puzzle game, with the majority of puzzles requiring use of San’s spear. Although it’s not big enough or sharp enough to damage enemies, the spear is a remarkably versatile tool that helps with both traversal and operating machinery. Initially, you’re taught to throw your spear with either ‘ZL’ or ‘ZR’; hold down to aim, and release to throw. You can then call your spear back into your hand with a tap of the same button.

At the start, the spear’s primary function is to act as a makeshift platform, effectively springing San up to higher, out-of-reach ledges. You simply throw the spear into a wall, jump on and bounce up to your destination. Later in the game, this functionality is expanded to include ropes, allowing you to chuck your spear to a distant platform to create a makeshift bridge. This feels particularly intuitive, and we wish this feature was present much earlier in the game, but sadly it’s only introduced during the latter portion of the campaign.

Aside from traversal, you can also use your spear to directly manipulate machinery. By jamming the spear into designated blocks, you effectively turn it into a lever which you can then pull left or right. This impacts nearby platforms, gears, and valves alike, which is vital for solving puzzles and conquering obstacles. After a certain amount of time, you’ll also have access to disposable spears in addition to your own, so you’ll need to use two or even three at a time, darting between them to move various platforms at once.

Disappointingly, most (if not all) of the puzzles are a bit of a cakewalk. They start off easy and the difficulty curve is incredibly gradual right up to the end of the game. To exacerbate this, the puzzles rarely deviate from the same structure; move a gear into place, jump on a platform, throw a spear into the wall, etcetera etcetera. There’s very little variation, which as a result renders a lot of the puzzles rather forgettable.

It’s a good thing, then, that Out of Line is a visual treat. Its environments, while not particularly varied, look excellent with a hand-painted style that oozes originality. The characters, too, are well realised; throughout San’s adventure, they are hounded by robotic claws that feel genuinely intimidating. They’ll smash through barriers and let out blood-curdling screams, with animations that certainly suggest sentient personalities. You’ll encounter these machines during scripted events, in which you’ll need to outpace them and reach safety, often just in the nick of time before they’re able to grab you; again, very similar to Inside.

Ultimately, Out of Line feels very much like a ‘proof of concept’ rather than a fully-fledged adventure. At just 2 hours in length, it feels like missed potential; just as the puzzles start to get a bit more interesting, the game just… ends. It’s a shame, but on the flip side, it makes us excited to see what Nerd Monkeys comes up with in the future, should it decide to make a sequel.

Conclusion

Out of Line tries to straddle the line between being an emotional narrative-driven experience and a consistently engaging, challenging puzzle game; unfortunately, it struggles to accomplish either. Far from a bad game, we’d absolutely recommend Out of Line for the younger audience who may want to dip their feet into the puzzle platform genre, but for those seeking something a bit more taxing, then you might be better off looking elsewhere.

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‘He doesn’t want to leave the party that’s the problem’ Expert hints at Murray retirement

Sports journalist Rupert Bell appeared on GB News to discuss Wimbledon and Andy Murray‘s loss against Canadian Denis Shapovalov and what the future now holds for him. Mr Bell looked at Andy Murray’s history of injuries and the short amount of time to train in the lead up to the tournament. Mr Bell said Andy Murray simply refuses to quit stating it was part of his “problem” and said his fitness and health was “not as it once was”.

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How Andy Murray raged at accusations he ‘doesn’t like England’: ‘Nonsense!’


The 34-year-old has progressed into the next round of Wimbledon after defeating German Oscar Otte in the second round yesterday. The match was a nail biter, with Murray taking the first set 6-3 before finding himself two sets to one down. But the Scotsman fought back to win, setting up a third round match against Canadian Denis Shapovalov tomorrow. The two-time Wimbledon winner has won fans across Great Britain with his performances at the tournament since making his first appearance in 2005.

However, Murray once fumed at the suggestion he “hates England” after he expressed his support for Scottish independence.

On the day of the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, Murray announced he would be voting Yes.

In March 2015, he explained why he came to the decision.

He said: “I was lying awake at night, I wanted to say something.

“My feeling is that Scotland is its own country. Every countr

Andy Murray news: Murray has won Wimbledon twice

Andy Murray news: Murray has won Wimbledon twice (Image: getty)

“The thing that irritates me the most is somehow you can’t be pro-independence and [pro-British]. When I compete for Great Britain, I love it. That’s a fact.”

However, Murray also revealed he had become frustrated with the suggestion he didn’t like England.

He continued: “The whole notion of me disliking English people is nonsense.

“I work with them on a regular basis, I’m going to marry one, my family-in-law is going to be English. I live here. It’s just nonsense.”

Andy Murray news: Murray supported independence

Andy Murray news: Murray supported independence (Image: getty)

Murray’s backing of independence was a rare political intervention from the British number one.

On Brexit, he was a lot less open with how he voted.

Two months before the EU referendum, Murray said he was staying quiet after the controversy his comments on independence had caused.

He said: “I haven’t really given it (Brexit) any thought at all. I’ve had a lot going on this year. I’ve just become a father a few weeks ago. That’s what’s been at the forefront of my thinking this year, rather than anything political.”

Murray was asked if he had any regrets about coming out in support of Scottish secession.

He responded: “I don’t regret giving an opinion. I think everyone should be allowed that. The way I did it, yeah, it wasn’t something I would do again.

Andy Murray news: Murray branded the Brexit debate 'divisive'

Andy Murray news: Murray branded the Brexit debate ‘divisive’ (Image: getty)

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Andy Murray news: Murray represents Great Britain (Image: getty)

“I think it was a very emotional day for a lot of Scottish people and the whole country and the whole of the UK, it was a big day.

“The way it was worded, the way I sent it, that’s not really in my character and I don’t normally do stuff like that.”

Speaking to RadioTimes.com and other reporters in 2019, Murray said Brexit had been divisive

He said: “Right now everything is unbelievably divisive. There is no middle ground any more.

“You have your view, someone on their other side has another view, and you cannot see a compromise on either side.

“I don’t think that’s a good way to enter into any kind of discussion about anything, certainly not something as important as the future of Britain.

“When there’s a referendum, if it’s 51-49 or 54-46, it’s not big enough, it’s not clear enough.

“It should be a much bigger percentage to change something, so you know that’s really the direction the country wants to go in.”

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‘She doesn’t want to act’ Linda Robson sets record straight over Pauline Quirke feud claim

“I’m sure Lesley would be well up for it,” Aidl commented.

Linda agreed, saying: “She would be. She looks amazing. Lesley is 73 now and she looks exactly the same as she did all of those years ago.”

Lesley Joseph starred as Dorien Green in Birds of a Feather alongside Linda who played Tracey Stubbs and Pauline as Sharon Theodopolopodos.

Linda’s comments come after it was recently reported that there will not be another series of Birds of a Feather.

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‘Don’t feel sorry for me!’ Naga Munchetty hits back that she doesn’t have many celeb pals

Naga Munchetty, 46, has revealed she does not have “many celeb friends” as the BBC Breakfast host explained how most of her close pals are those who work off-screen. The broadcaster did divulge, however, that she would consider going on a trip abroad with her colleague Dan Walker if the occasion ever arose.

Naga made the admissions while speaking to Alan Carr on his Life’s A Beach podcast.

Speaking on if she had ever been on a holiday with celebrity pals, Naga said: “I did do one trip to Bermuda, with Nick Knowles, Dennis Waterman, Michael Winsor, who is the hand of Basil Brush, and that was a really interesting trip, seeing how people got on with each other. 

“There was Steve Coppell, ex-Crystal Palace, ah it was a very funny trip but I don’t really have many celeb friends.”

Alan replied: “Really?” 

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“And not for the reasons you may think,” she told Alan Carr on his Life’s a Beach podcast.

Naga recalled how she ended up stuck on the beach throughout her whole honeymoon after she cut her leg on barnacles in the sea.

Under doctor orders, she wasn’t able to get the cut anywhere near water for the rest of the holiday.

She said: “The honeymoon side was fine. It was all good.

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Some locals believe firing Coronado basketball coach doesn’t go far enough

The fallout continues over an incident that many are calling racist, at a Coronado championship game that ended with people throwing tortillas at Orange Glen High.

CORONADO, Calif. — There is still a lot of heated reaction regarding the firing of the Coronado High School basketball coach. Some are surprised at the firing while others say that action does not go far enough.

David Roberts was at the CIF championship game Saturday, where his former Coronado High School basketball team faced off in overtime against Orange Glen High School of Escondido, who lost by 3 points. 

Roberts said that all game long, tensions were high and tortillas brought by a fan were then thrown by other fans and team members at the mostly Hispanic Orange Glen team. 

Those were actions that the Coronado team captain Wayne McKinney apologized for.

“The throwing of the tortillas after the game and the scuffle was unsportsmanlike and inexcusable, and on behalf of the team we apologize for the action,” McKinney said.

Also at the Coronado Unified School District meeting, the board voted unanimously to fire the Boy’s Basketball Head Coach JD Laaperi.

“We are excited about the first step, which was to fire the coach because the coach is the gravity of all the incidents that happened on Juneteenth,” said Yusef Miller of the San Diego Racial justice coalition.

News 8 reached out to Coach Laaperi for a response, but he did not respond. 

“He got fired, and there’s nothing I can do about it. If people want to bring him back that’s up to them, but you know in this day in age when it comes to racial stuff, it’s very reactive,” said David Roberts, a former Coronado High School Basketball team Center, who said he won the Sportsmanship Award last year when his team also played in the CIF Championship.

While some Coronado students argue the tortillas thrown had no racial intent, others differ and say firing the coach is not enough, the students need to be held accountable and some wish for their CIF winning title to be stripped.

“This is bigger than just bad sportsmanship. That’s racist, and they need to be held accountable, so that all these other schools that think it’s funny to make fun of the team’s race, now you know what is coming and you can get in trouble,” said Maya Figure, an Orange Glen Alumni of the Class of 2019.

Activist Shane Harris calls this a teachable moment.

“That’s a good first start, I think Coronado needs to invest in a restorative justice round table, and I have already been in talks with the San Diego County Office of Education, and they have agreed to provide the space for that dialogue to happen between both teams,” Harris said.

Miller said there needs to be a policy and curriculum change.

The Escondido Union High School District will hold a special board meeting Thursday at 5:45 p.m. to bring forth a resolution denouncing racism.

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Uber’s Union Deal in the UK Doesn’t Mean Its Battles Are Over

The App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU), formed by original Uber claimants Aslam and Farrar, is also planning to fight Uber in the high court as it attempts to validate its business model in London, in a move that they claim will undermine the UK Supreme Court judgment and allow Uber to avoid a multibillion-pound tax bill.

If Uber had won the Supreme Court case, it’s hard to believe this agreement would have happened at all, says Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of the Arts and author of a report called “The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.” “Let’s be pleased about it, but let’s be realistic about the fact that if it wasn’t for the work the drivers did, and the unions did, we wouldn’t have gotten to this point.”

Part of the motivation for Uber to strike this deal could be a simple matter of optics, Taylor says. “Uber is a big company that operates in the public gaze and cares about its reputation. It is probably the case that there will be growing pressure on other companies that also care about their reputation and have a high profile to do things.”

For now the gig economy stronghold is standing largely firm against repeated assaults, says Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. She predicts that there will be fresh capitulations, “not just due to public opinion but because more institutional investors are focusing more attention on environmental, social, and governance issues, with workers’ rights increasingly under the spotlight.”

But Uber’s agreement with the GMB could distract from further changes that are needed. The ADCU quickly sent over its opposition to engage with the company in a manner similar to the GMB, citing Uber’s interpretation of workers’ rights as the main sticking point.

“Overall, this is a step in the right direction, but there are significant obstacles in the way of ADCU reaching a similar agreement. For us, compliance with legal minimums should be the point of departure for any union agreement with Uber,” it said in a statement.

The ADCU says there are reasons to be “cautious” about this agreement. It cites concerns that drivers represented by the GMB may receive “preferential treatment” if they are dismissed from the platform. “We believe that any such arrangement would be unlawful. We will continue to defend our members and hold Uber to account for all unfair dismissals and any adverse licensing action arising as a result,” it said.

“We communicate with Uber all the time,” says Farrar. “We have never requested a recognition agreement or even a meeting to discuss it because we will not negotiate with any employer for statutory rights.”

But without legislation from the government, there is no pressure on other companies to change worker status. It would be easy for them to adjust their working contracts to attempt to dodge the same legal challenges as Uber, Taylor says. He argues that instead of relying on courts to do all the work, the government needs to produce its employment bill.

In the five years since he wrote his original report on working practices for the government, Taylor says his thinking has changed regarding the classification of employment status to better reflect the reality of the gig economy now. Rather than the three statuses of employee, worker, and self-employed contractor, he says, there should be only two: employed or self-employed, and these should be aligned with other countries in Europe and the US.

But the government has yet to implement any of the recommendations from his original report, which he says denotes a worrying “lack of urgency.” This, however, could soon change. “There is a feeling that with the [Supreme Court ruling], it is less politically dangerous—that they can get on with reform now and there won’t be this pushback from entrepreneurs or investors, because all they’re doing is putting into law what the courts are already deciding.”

Author: Natasha Bernal, WIRED UK
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Did Channing Tatum Say He Has to ‘Get Better at Acting’ So He Doesn’t Have to be ‘Naked’ in Movies?

Channing Tatum has played many comedic, romantic, and action-heavy roles in his acting career, but he is perhaps most well-known for playing a stripper in the “Magic Mike” movies.

During a May 4, 2021, interview on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Tatum talked about working out for his on-screen roles. He said, “As someone who works out for a job, I promise you I would not look like this unless I had to be naked in most of my movies mostly. At some point, I got to get better at acting so I don’t have to be naked in all of them.”

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Tatum also applauded those who managed to fit in full-time jobs, child care, and family duties alongside working out and self-care.

Given that he said this in an interview that is available to watch online, we rate this claim as “True.”

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Katie Price pays tribute to beautiful mum Amy

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KATIE Price paid tribute to her “beautiful” mum Amy after revealing she hasn’t got long left.

The 42-year-old shared a glamorous close-up portrait of her mum taken three years ago on Instagram.

Katie paid tribute to her mum Amy with this pic

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Katie paid tribute to her mum Amy with this picCredit: Instagram

She wrote: “Mummy you look beautiful in this picture three years ago ❤️❤️ I love you to the moon and back as we say ❤️❤️.”

Amy has a life-limiting lung condition called idopathic pulmonary fibrosis and would be at high risk of serious illness if she was to contract coronavirus.

Katie’s fans noted the similarities between the two and showered Amy with compliments.

One wrote: “Beautiful ❤️ you are your mums double.”

Amy has a life-limiting lung condition

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Amy has a life-limiting lung conditionCredit: Instagram

Another posted: “Princess looks like your mum so much! 😍.”

A third said: “You got your looks from her!”

Back in February Katie revealed Amy only had 32 per cent lung capacity and doesn’t have long left to live.

The businesswoman appeared on Northen Ireland’s Nolan Live and revealed her mum’s condition had deteriorated.

In February Katie Price revealed her mum's lung capacity had decreased

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In February Katie Price revealed her mum’s lung capacity had decreasedCredit: BBC

Amy, 64, is holding out hope for a lung transplant to prolong her life.

Katie said: “Now she’s on oxygen, it’s hit home again. She’s only got like 32 per cent left of her lung capacity. So if you imagine now being that out of breath, it must be awful, and it’s an awful way to go.

“It’s horrible to see my mum go through it because she’s so active, it’s cruel.”

The mum-of-five said Amy turned to the British Lung Foundation for support and advice and was told to make the most of the time she has left.

Katie continued: “Just build memories, take lots of pictures, that’s all you can do really. You know it’s coming and have to learn to deal with it.”

Katie Price with her terminally ill mum, Amy

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Katie Price with her terminally ill mum, AmyCredit: Rex Features

Amy also opened up about the grim reality of her health condition as she was unable to see her family due to Covid.

She appeared on Good Morning Britain via Zoom alongside Katie from their respective homes, telling hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she has “no hope” of surviving if she catches Covid or even a cold.

“I’m very up and down really, to be honest with you,” said Amy. “Obviously it’s terminal and I should imagine I’m in the last couple of years now.

“What with Covid and everything, if I catch a cold or Covid there’s just no hope, so that would be the end of it for me.

“But positively, I’m hoping, I’m pushing to see if I can get on the transplant list.

Katie hopes to marry her boyfriend Carl this year so that her mum Amy can come to the wedding

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Katie hopes to marry her boyfriend Carl this year so that her mum Amy can come to the weddingCredit: katieprice/Instagram

The 64-year-old admitted she's probably only got a few years left to live unless she gets a lung transplant

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The 64-year-old admitted she’s probably only got a few years left to live unless she gets a lung transplantCredit: ITV

“Because there is no cure there’s nothing else they can do for me really, it’s just palliative care, they’re just trying to keep me comfortable.”

Amy then admitted that even if she did get a transplant there was not much chance of it being successful because of her age.

“My age is against me and the results are not that good as you get older and you could die in the operating theatre, you could reject (the donated organ)… and if you can get through all of that, you would have a better quality of life and maybe live another two or three years,” she explained.

The grandmother also revealed “it was somewhat of a relief” that she has not seen Katie or much of her family in real life for months.

“I haven’t seen Kate since October, since my birthday, but we’re a lot more closer because we make an effort to keep in contact with Zoom,” Amy said.

What is Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)?

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult.

It’s not clear what causes it, but it usually affects people who are around 70 to 75 years old, and is rare in people under 50.

Several treatments can help reduce the rate at which IPF gets worse, but there’s currently no treatment that can stop or reverse the scarring of the lungs.

The symptoms of IPF tend to develop gradually and get slowly worse over time.

Symptoms include shortness of breath, a persistent dry cough, tiredness, loss of appetite and weight loss, rounded and swollen fingertips.

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