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Andrea Bocelli on his two favourite songs of all time – ‘I am never tired of singing it’

Andrea Bocelli on his two favourite songs of all time – ‘I am never tired of singing it’

Give it a couple of years and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which is just behind on 73 weeks, will most likely take over.

Aside from My Way, Bocelli also highlighted his own hit song with Sarah Brightman as one of his favourite tracks.

The Italian tenor continued: “But also Time to Say Goodbye — it is undeniable that, in its own way, this song has become a classic in every corner of the world, giving strong emotions and entering people’s hearts.

“I, for one, am never tired of singing it.”

Brian May crowns the greatest guitar solo ever and it's not his: 'I'll never get over it'

Brian May crowns the greatest guitar solo ever and it's not his: 'I'll never get over it'

Unprompted, he then offered up his personal favourite guitar solo of all time.

Brian told Guitar World: “It’s Clapton, Key To Love, from the John Mayall’s Blues Breakers album.

“It’s the hottest burning high-passion piece I’ve ever heard in my life – still to this day. I just love it.

“It totally rips, and I’ll never get over that. That’s one of my great inspirations.”

Asked to describe what it was about the sound Clapton managed to create on the track, Brian waxed poetic.

He said: “Incendiary is a good word, yes. He burned in that solo! The whole track revolves around that solo.” 

‘Never seen anything like it’: Fans in disbelief at astounding goal blunder from Arsenal midfielder Xhaka (VIDEO)

‘Never seen anything like it’: Fans in disbelief at astounding goal blunder from Arsenal midfielder Xhaka (VIDEO)

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka committed one of the blunders of the season as he inexplicably gifted Burnley an equalizer in their Premier League clash.

With Arsenal leading 1-0 at Turf Moor thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s clinical finish after six minutes, Burnley were handed a way back into the game following a scarcely-believable act of generosity from Swiss international Xhaka.

Heading towards his own goal to collect a pass from Arsenal ‘keeper Bernd Leno, the midfield man took a touch under pressure before attempting a pass across the box to teammate David Luiz – only to pass the ball straight at Burnley striker Chris Wood.

From there the ball bounced off Wood’s midriff and past a helpless Leno and into the Arsenal net to level the scores at 1-1 with 39 minutes gone.

Stunned Arsenal fans soon took to social media to label the blunder from Xhaka “the dumbest defensive moment of the season.”

For the unfortunate Xhaka it was his eighth mistake leading to a goal since the start of the 2016-17 season – the most of any outfield player in the league.

Watching on from the TV studio, an incredulous Jeff Stelling said he had “never seen anything like it in the Premier League.”

Some fans, however, defended the 28-year-old star, claiming fatigue may have been a factor or that Leno shouldn’t have played him the ball in such a confined space. 

That excuse is unlikely to wash with many, however, with Xhaka already enduring fraught ties with the Gunners faithful after appearing to tell fans his own fans to “f*ck off” in a particularly unsavory incident back in October of 2019.

The star was branded a “disgrace” for his actions on that occasion, and later lost the Arsenal captaincy.

At the start of play on Saturday, Mikel Arteta’s team were languishing in 10th in the Premier League table and were bidding to pick up three points against Burnley which would lift them ahead of Aston Villa in ninth.  
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Elvis Presley was never the same again after army service in Germany, claimed The Beatles

Elvis Presley was never the same again after army service in Germany, claimed The Beatles

McCartney said: “We liked Elvis’ freedom as a trucker, as a guy in jeans and swivelin’ hips.”

“But [we] didn’t like him with the short haircut in the army calling everyone ‘sir.’”

On Elvis’ post-army songs like Hard-Headed Woman, Paul said: “There’s a dreadful great big trombone right in the middle of it, and we thought, ‘What in hell has happened?’

“It just seemed he’d gone establishment, and his records after that weren’t so good.”

China tops US as home to most dollar billionaires

China tops US as home to most dollar billionaires

One in every two newly minted dollar-denominated billionaires last year stemmed from China, according to the latest Hurun Global Rich List. The country had 1,058 billionaires last year compared with 696 in the US.

Of the 610 new billionaire tycoons globally, 318 were in China, compared with 95 in the United States, based on January 15 valuations. “China has added more new faces than the rest of the world combined, and pulled away big time from the USA in the past year,” said the report.

The country had six of the global top 10 cities with the highest concentration of billionaires, with Beijing at the top of the ranking for the sixth consecutive year as home to 145 of the ultra-rich. The city is “the world’s billionaire capital,” according to Hurun. New York slipped to third place, after Shanghai added 30 billionaires to 113. Hong Kong was in fifth place with 82 billionaires, behind Shenzhen’s 105.

“The world has never seen this much wealth created in just one year, much more than expected for a year so badly disrupted by Covid-19,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, chief researcher and chairman of Hurun Report. “A stock markets boom, driven partly by quantitative easing, and flurry of new listings have minted eight new dollar billionaires a week for the past year.”

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The richest individuals on the planet became collectively richer in 2020 while the world has suffered an unprecedented economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the research, the collective wealth of the 0.01 percent surged by 32 percent to $ 14.7 trillion. The ranks of the ultra-rich in the world grew to 3,228 known billionaires across 2,402 companies in 68 countries.

Coronavirus created billionaires from healthcare and retail fastest. Specific winners were electric vehicles and e-commerce.

“The speed of wealth creation is nothing short of staggering,” said the report. “Three individuals added more than US$ 50 billion in a single year, led by Elon Musk with US$ 151 billion, on the back of the rise of e-cars, whilst e-commerce billionaires Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Colin Huang of Pinduoduo added US$ 50 billion each. At this rate, expect to see fifty or more break through the US$ 100 billion mark within the next five years.”

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