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Vodafone will pay to replace channel removed from NOW TV subscribers

Vodafone will pay to replace channel removed from NOW TV subscribers

That includes access to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which will boast 55 live event feeds and 2,000 hours of on-demand action. Even though the six-month subscription is paid by Vodafone, you won’t be limited to stream shows and movies on your smartphone.

You’ll be able to use your Discovery+ anywhere with the app, including Sky Q, Fire TV, Apple TV and other popular set-top boxes, Smart TVs, and games consoles with access to streaming services.

If you’re subscribed to NOW and gutted about the recent removal – or even if you’ve subscribed to NOW and just fancy streaming the latest sporting action, documentary films or must-binge shows, you can redeem the offer right now. Using VeryMe or the Vodafone companion app on iPhone and Android, customers will be able to jump into a six-month subscription for free.

Find out if you’re eligible for the offer here.

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How to tell when to replace your pillow – the sign your old one is affecting your sleep

How to tell when to replace your pillow - the sign your old one is affecting your sleep

Bad sleep can ruin the day ahead, but long-term bad sleep can have serious effects on your health. Your pillow is just as important as your mattress when it comes to good sleep health, so making sure it’s exactly right for you should be a priority when investing in a new place to rest your head.

Why is your pillow so important?

Your pillow is essential for good sleep posture, and getting a good pillow can help prevent damage to your neck and shoulders.

If your neck and shoulders don’t get sufficient support or are propped at an angle that causes twisting, craning, or crunching, this can put your spine and body out of alignment.

This in turn can lead to strain and discomfort in your neck, shoulders, and back, and an overall bad sleep.

As with your mattress, comfort and support are both important in selecting the right pillow.

The best pillow for you is one that feels comfortable to rest your head on, and supports your head, neck, and shoulders.

How do I know if my pillow is good for me?

Lying in bed in your usual sleeping position, using your phone take a selfie that includes your head and torso.

On the photo, draw a line dissecting your face in half from your forehead to your chin, and then draw one down your torso.

If these lines don’t line up, it means your pillow is either too big or too small, and you need to change it.

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Roy Hodgson confirms Crystal Palace exit with Frank Lampard favourite to replace him

Roy Hodgson confirms Crystal Palace exit with Frank Lampard favourite to replace him
Roy Hodgson said: “After more than 45 years of coaching I have decided that the time is right for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football, so our final two matches will be my last ones as manager of Crystal Palace. “It’s been a particularly rewarding period of my football life and career to have been able to spend these last four seasons with Palace. I feel now that at the end of another successful season, in which we have secured our Premier League status, the moment is right for me to step down from my responsibilities of being a full-time manager.
“I have had so much support from my wife and family throughout my career and I have been contemplating this decision for some time, and now I believe the time is right to consider them and to see what the future holds for me.

“I have really enjoyed my time at Palace, I have been privileged to work with an outstanding group of professional and dedicated players, most of whom have been with me throughout the four years. A manager is only as good as the players who perform on the pitch. I have been fortunate that those in my charge have certainly given me that and I thank them for it.

“I am sure I speak for all the players, my coaching staff and backroom team, when I say I am proud of the work we have done together to retain our Premier League status during this time.

“I would also like to thank our Chairman Steve Parish, his partners David Blitzer and Josh Harris and Sporting Director Dougie Freedman for all their support over the years.

“They gave me an opportunity to return to my hometown club and I have always felt we were singing from the same hymn sheet in trying to achieve our joint goals.

“I can only wish them all the very best of luck for a successful future and I am convinced that the club will go from strength to strength.”

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has four options to replace Valtteri Bottas if team axe Finn

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has four options to replace Valtteri Bottas if team axe Finn
You have to feel for Valtteri Bottas. When he signed for Mercedes in 2017 – it must have felt like a dream come true. The fastest car in Formula 1, the most successful team, a championship winning package – and yet, coming into his fifth year at the team, he’s mostly had a string of second place finishes on his CV, constantly overshadowed by his team-mate, Lewis Hamilton.
And finishing second is not to be sniffed at, but you ask any racing driver where they want to finish, and 10 times out of 10 it’ll be ‘the top step.’

So has this now become a case of wrong place, wrong time for the Finn?

It’s difficult to answer that because it’s incredibly hard to imagine F1 without his team-mate. He’s helped shape the championship into what it is now, on and off the track, he’s smashed more titles than I can remember – he is about to become the most decorated driver in F1 history, if he wins his eighth world title.

With the Briton all but signing the contract to say he’s staying on at Mercedes for a few more years, where does that leave Bottas?

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Red Bull boss has Toto Wolff Mercedes theory over Lewis Hamilton

RED BULL’S MAX VERSTAPPEN

Max Verstappen is a natural go to, if we’re talking about who can replace Bottas, however away from the fine print in his contract meaning potentially he could head to Mercedes, would he want to? At the moment, Verstappen has the second best package on the grid, and has already proved he’s an incredibly talented driver.

But realistically, with Hamilton staying at Mercedes, It wouldn’t make sense for Verstappen to make the move just yet. The Dutchman would come in as the second driver to Hamilton, who has been with Mercedes for nearly a decade, winning six world titles with them.

Right now, Verstappen is the number one driver at Red Bull – he’s been affiliated with the team since 2014, before being promoted to the top team in 2016, with a mid-season swap with Daniil Kvyat that saw him become the youngest ever race winner.

And having made his debut in the championship at just 17 years old, he’s already in his seventh season, and admitted: “I have a contract at Red Bull until 2023, and I am very happy where I am. There is no reason to change.”

And in some ways, you have to believe him. If he comes in alongside Hamilton, he could lose his stature as the best driver in the team. If he stays at Red Bull and beats Hamilton, he becomes the only driver to have beaten Mercedes in seven years of dominance. To me, that seems a much tastier choice.

WILLIAMS’ GEORGE RUSSELL:

Arguably the most viable replacement for Bottas, if indeed he decides to leave Williams when his contract is up for renewal at the end of the season, with some reporting they thought Mercedes could even bring the Briton in mid-season, something that looks highly doubtful will happen.

Mercedes have denied this is the case, with Toto Wolff, the team-principal saying that “unless he [Bottas] gets flu and can’t drive he’s going to be in that car”.

Wolff joked that they don’t intend to play “musical chairs” like a certain rival might – a nod to Red Bull’s occasional revolving door, swapping drivers mid-season as they did in both 2016 and 2019.

Of course not forgetting he’s an actual junior driver for the team, Russell has been waiting in the wings patiently after getting a taste at the front when he almost won deputising for Hamilton at the Sakhir Grand Prix last season.

Though there were some concerns he had blown his shot in Imola when colliding with the Finn after a high-speed crash, it was a concern that Mercedes dismissed, with the Williams driver remaining a strong contender for the seat.

ALPINE’S ESTEBAN OCON:

Ocon has arguably been waiting in the wings even longer than Russell, so long that he actually forfeited his role as a Mercedes junior driver in order to join Renault on a two-year deal.

Despite sitting out 2019 as reserve driver for Mercedes, the Frenchman has impressed in his second year with the team with three points finishes out of four, outperforming two-time champion team-mate Fernando Alonso.

And Wolff hasn’t ruled the 24-year-old out. “Ocon is in the second year of a two-year contract with Renault or Alpine F1 this year, Russell is with Williams this year. So there are some variations for 2022,” he said.

“But,” he added, “until then our full support goes to Valtteri and Lewis.”

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McCarthy Officially Backs Stefanik to Replace Cheney in House Leadership

McCarthy Officially Backs Stefanik to Replace Cheney in House Leadership

WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, on Sunday officially endorsed Representative Elise Stefanik in her bid to oust the No. 3 House Republican, Representative Liz Cheney, who has hemorrhaged support over her repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump’s lies about election fraud.

“Yes, I do,” Mr. McCarthy told the Fox News host Maria Bartiromo when she asked whether he supported Ms. Stefanik’s push to become the Republican conference chairwoman.

“We need to be united, and that starts with leadership,” Mr. McCarthy said. “That’s why we will have a vote next week.”

The endorsement from Mr. McCarthy — who had been working behind the scenes on Ms. Stefanik’s behalf for days — came after Mr. Trump and Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 2 House Republican, endorsed Ms. Stefanik.

The move made clear that fealty to Mr. Trump and willingness to embrace his false claims of election fraud have become the ultimate litmus tests among Republicans for holding a leadership position in the House. Ms. Cheney, who represents Wyoming and was once considered a future speaker, has a more conservative voting record than Ms. Stefanik. But Ms. Stefanik, a fourth-term congresswoman from New York, has joined in Mr. Trump’s efforts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

Representative Jim Banks of Indiana, the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, made the case against Ms. Cheney on “Fox News Sunday.”

“Right now it’s clear that she doesn’t represent the views of the majority of our conference,” Mr. Banks, who has co-sponsored legislation with Ms. Cheney opposing troop reductions in Afghanistan, told the show’s host, Chris Wallace.

Mr. Banks — who like Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Scalise joined in objections to certifying Mr. Biden’s victory — added that his split from Ms. Cheney came after she criticized a memo he had written outlining a strategy for winning working-class voters.

“Liz Cheney is the only Republican leader who attacked the memo about making the Republican Party the party of the working class,” he said.

Some House Republicans tried to oust Ms. Cheney from her leadership post in February after she voted to impeach Mr. Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Ms. Cheney easily turned back that challenge — winning a 145-to-61 caucus vote — after Mr. McCarthy delivered an impassioned speech in her defense.

But now it is other Republicans who are rallying to her side.

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who voted to convict Mr. Trump in his second impeachment trial, argued that the party needed to adopt a bigger-tent philosophy in which both supporters and critics of Mr. Trump were welcome.

“You look at polls, there’s a whole group of folks that agree with Liz Cheney, and so for us to win in 2022 and 2024, we need everybody,” Mr. Cassidy said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, pointed out that Mr. McCarthy had said Mr. Trump bore responsibility for the Capitol riot — only to later insist that others stop talking about it.

“It is incredible,” Mr. Kinzinger said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “Liz Cheney is saying exactly what Kevin McCarthy said the day of the insurrection. She has just consistently been saying it.”

“For me, I’m a conservative,” he added. “I’m going to fight for the soul of this party. But every member, not just leadership, every congressman, every state representative, every member of the party that pulls a ballot in the primary has to decide, are we going to exist on lies or exist on the truth?”

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Overhaul of ERCOT board could replace experts with political appointees

Overhaul of ERCOT board could replace experts with political appointees

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Special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Wright remains highly competitive

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Special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ron Wright remains highly competitive

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Carragher names two transfer targets Man Utd can sign to replace Martial

Jamie Carragher feels Manchester United should give up on Anthony Martial and replace him to boost their chances of challenging for major honours.

While United have one foot in the Europa League final, the club’s aim for next season is to get closer to rivals Manchester City domestically while also having a better run in the Champions League.

Whether Martial is around to play a part in that could depend on the summer to come as pressure mounts on the misfiring Frenchman.

His tally of seven goals this season was hardly what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was expecting from his No.9, who has been outshone and usurped in the role by Edinson Cavani.

And Carragher has suggested Martial’s departure could be offset by two new additions to put United firmly back in contention for the big prizes.

“I think they could maybe improve at centre-back but they need a young Cavani, basically. That’s what the club needs,” Carragher told the Sky Sports podcast.

“They’ve persisted with Anthony Martial as the striker for a couple of years. He’s a good player, but I don’t think he’s a great player who’ll take them to a Premier League or Champions League title, which is what they need.

“So two players at both ends of the pitch – a centre-back and a centre forward – and then I don’t think they’re that far away.”

United continue to be linked with Erling Haaland and Harry Kane, but a deal for either seems impractical this summer following Solskjaer’s claim that the club would be “realistic and responsible” in the transfer market.

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Retaining Cavani’s services for another year would be the ideal scenario but the veteran is still undecided, meaning Martial may still be needed in attack, even if he is no longer first choice.

At the back, United are in the race for Real Madrid star Raphael Varane, who is reportedly ready to accept a new challenge elsewhere.

Madrid would be open to selling the French World Cup winner, though with an asking price set around £60million, United may choose to look at other alternatives.

Asked whether United can go all the way to the title next season, Carragher replied: “It would be a jump, of course it would be. But I actually think Man Utd get too much criticism for what they’re doing right now.

“Man City are phenomenal… we’re talking about a team who were on the verge of doing the quadruple and could still do a treble.

“Man Utd are 10 points behind but when you see the distance that some teams in second and third have been behind [the champions in the past], 10 points doesn’t sound too bad to me.

“They’ll need one or two players in the summer but that’ll be the same for every team.”

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Four managers who have snubbed Tottenham and six candidates to replace Mourinho

Another day, another candidate out of the running. For Tottenham chief Daniel Levy, the search for a successor to Jose Mourinho is proving difficult to conclude.

The Portuguese was brutally axed on April 19, just six days before he was due to take charge of his side for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Ryan Mason was drafted in as interim head coach until the end of the season and took his place in the dugout at Wembley. But their 13-year wait for a trophy goes on after their 1-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side.

Levy is believed to be targeting an attack-minded manager to replace Mourinho, whose defensive style of play and critical man-management style proved unpopular during his 18-month reign at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But the list of candidates is dwindling as other European clubs prepare to make changes of their own this summer, although Levy is refusing to rush into a decision over his next appointment.

So, who remains on the list of candidates to take the hotseat?

Managers who have snubbed Spurs

Julian Nagelsmann

The German emerged as an exciting candidate for Spurs as it was reported he was keen on a move to the Premier League.

However, it quickly transpired that once Hansi Flick confirmed his exit from Bayern Munich, the RB Leizpig coach would be their first choice to take the reins at the Allianz Arena.

Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers has publicly committed his future to Leicester and that is perfectly understandable given the comfort the Northern Irishman has in the dugout at the King Power.

He remains the bookmakers’ favourite for the vacant post, but if he guides the Foxes to Champions League football next season, it would be a shock to see him leave them behind.

Erik Ten Hag

The Dutchman appeared to be the leading man for the job after Tottenham made contact with the Ajax boss over replacing Mourinho.

Ten Hag was the man at the helm of the Dutch side when they reached the Champions League semi-finals, before Lucas Moura’s hat-trick completed a famous comeback in Amsterdam.

He is a promising coach who Levy was keen on snapping up. But on Friday, the former Bayern Munich assistant spurned their interest to sign a one-year extension to his deal with the Eredivisie giants.

Nuno Espirito Santo

Super agent Jorge Mendes has been doing his utmost to put his client in the frame for the job after a disappointing season with Wolves.

In addition to this, Nuno said to be keen on managing a club competing for European football after taking the West Midlands outfit to the Europa League last season.

Despite this, the 47-year-old reaffirmed his commitment to the club only last week, suggesting he may be off-limits for now.

Potential candidates for the job

Maurizio Sarri

At this stage, the Italian seems the most likely choice.

Sarri has pedigree coaching at the highest level with Napoli, Chelsea and Juventus with a patient, possession-based game the sole pillar of his management.

He is also a free agent, although Roma are reportedly interested too. Notably, he won the Serie A with the Bianconeri and the Europa League with Chelsea and just might be the man to finally end Tottenham’s trophy hoodoo.

Massimiliano Allegri

A manager with a proven track record of winning is precisely what every Tottenham fan wants. The only question is: does Allegri fancy risking it all for a spell at Spurs?

What’s more, his tendency to favour results over performance is far removed from an attacking philosophy.

And according to reports in Italy, the five-time Serie A winner is in the running to return to Juventus, with Andrea Pirlo is facing the sack.

Rafa Benitez

Having managed three other Premier League clubs in Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle, there are few foreign coaches who know the English game better.

The Spaniard is a tactical mastermind and has enjoyed success almost everywhere he has been, although questions remain over whether his ideals match Levy’s demands for attacking football.

Scott Parker

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A previous Spurs captain who understands the club from top to bottom, Parker would resemble a sensible choice after building a promising project at Fulham — and there is no doubt he would jump at the chance to lead his former club.

But the absence on his CV of coaching a side in Europe could prevent him getting the job.

Ryan Mason

The interim manager turning permanent manager? We have seen this one before. It really depends on how he copes with the pressure.

So far, he has said all the right things, but he is still raw as a coach, and getting the best out of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son may prove a difficult challenge.

At 29, it feels like this role may be out of Mason’s reach, barring a magnificent finish to the season.

Eddie Howe

Fits the brand of football required by Levy but doubts remain over whether he can he handle a big-time job.

Even when guiding Bournemouth to an impressive 9th in 2016-17, none of the top clubs were prepared to take a punt on the 43-year-old.

Now his stock has fallen, Howe may be viewed as a gamble — something Levy can ill afford.

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Avengers 5 ‘leak’: Spider-Man villain 'to replace Thanos in next phase of MCU'

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Avengers 5 ‘leak’: Spider-Man villain 'to replace Thanos in next phase of MCU'

Marvel are gearing up to kickstart their second enormous villain. After Avengers Endgame and Thanos (Josh Brolin) were brought to an end, all eyes have been on where the series will go next. A new report from That Hashtag Show says the series’ next villain is just around the corner and has major ties to Spider-Man, and his upcoming third movie, No Way Home.

At the moment none of this information has been confirmed and should be treated as a rumour for now.

The publication reports No Way Home will introduce Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to Norman Osborn from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies.

This Osborn, otherwise known as Green Goblin, is played by Willem Dafoe and will make his arrival in the series during Peter’s adventure through the multiverse, where he will reportedly work alongside Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of the wall-crawler.

The battle against Dafoe’s Osborn will be quite an event, as the report claims Peter will return to his own timeline with new fears about his own universe’s version of the Green Goblin.

READ MORE: Spider-Man No Way Home LEAK: Plot for Holland’s third movie ‘detailed’

The report says: “Peter will begin to research his earth’s version of Norman Osborn after fighting with Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin; but there’s a twist, he’s seemingly not an awful guy.”

The new Osborn will instead show a politically focused figure who frequently makes charitable donations and even supports the Avengers.

Marvel apparently want to explore the idea that different universes can create entirely different people.

However, considering Osborn is historically Spider-Man’s nemesis, it is more than likely that he will eventually turn and become an evildoer.

Osborn’s presence will be felt throughout the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in the years to come.

While the actor behind Osborn has not been cast just yet, the report continues to add that a New York actor has been offered the role, but has yet to accept it.

This is an important next step for the franchise, considering Marvel now own the cinematic rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

Alongside Spider-Man and his villain repertoire, the next phase of the MCU is sure to be packed with non-stop comic-book references.

This isn’t the only leak that has surfaced in the past month.

The entire plot for Spider-Man: No Way Home was allegedly leaked on a Marvel forum earlier this month, which detailing a tragedy for Peter.

It also confirmed the appearance of two new Spider-Men, Maguire and Garfield.

The Avengers films are available on Disney Plus now.

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