Wednesday, June 28

World

A first five-for for McKerr but Derbyshire are made to battle

A first five-for for McKerr but Derbyshire are made to battle

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CONOR McKerr picked up a maiden five-wicket haul in only his second first-class match but Derbyshire ended the first day of their Specsavers County Championship match only even against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road. McKerr, the 19-year-old on loan from Surrey, took 5-87 as Derbyshire bowled Northamptonshire out for 218 but they then struggled to 153-6 at the close, trailing by 65. There was also concern for Derbyshire as Luis Reece left the field in the morning session complaining of breathlessness and was taken to Kettering General Hospital, where he was kept in overnight. Derbyshire arrived buoyed by a near-miss at Trent Bridge and, with McKerr to add an edge to their attack, hurried Northants away from 134-3, when Rob Newton and Ben Duckett were going well in a stand of ...
Meet five young Australian scientists who want to change the world

Meet five young Australian scientists who want to change the world

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From applied mathematics to zoology, young Australian scientists are conducting world-leading research in a variety of fields every day. In collaboration with UNSW, RN has tracked down five of the most impressive and dynamic minds in the country. In the Top 5 Under 40 program these bright young things will work with ABC journalists and broadcasters to spread the word about science. We sat down with them to discuss their goals, their careers and what Australia needs to know about their research. Dr Tom Raimondo: Geoscientist Thinking really big picture here, I would like to develop a method to interpret rocks like a flight recorder. That's the best analogy I can think of. When we study rocks these days, what we tend to do is pick up very disparate and incomplete records fr...
Hull City’s appointment of Leonid Slutsky would be a real coup say journalists who know him best

Hull City’s appointment of Leonid Slutsky would be a real coup say journalists who know him best

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With many still reeling from the loss of Marco Silva, Hull City fans' frustrations may be tempered with the news the Tigers could be set for a real coup. Although currently in Russia, Leonid Slutsky has emerged as a front runner to become the next City manager this summer as the club look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. While he may not be a household name in England, any manager who has won three league titles in one of the best leagues in the world is sure to appeal to the Allam family. Much like Silva, Slutsky would arrive in England relatively unknown, just another foreigner who may provoke a reaction from two certain football pundits. Read more at http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/hull-city-s-appointment-of-leonid-slutsky-would-be-a-real-coup-...
Bitcoin move over – there’s a new kid on the blockchain

Bitcoin move over – there’s a new kid on the blockchain

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The digital currency bitcoin has broken new records - surging by more than 245 per cent since the start of the year. In just five months, the price of one bitcoin rose from $1,337 (US$997.69) to its all-time-high of $3,704 (US$2,766.56) on May 25. People buy bitcoins for all sorts of reasons. They range from those seeking to invest in safe haven assets in the face of political instability, speculators wanting to ride the wave of what some regard to be an asset bubble, to purchasers who want to purchase illegal goods anonymously on the dark web. Since mid-2010, when the highly-volatile currency was worth just 9 cents, it has surged by more than 4 million per cent. When you add the value of every bitcoin, its current market capitalisation is $49.6 billion - almost half of the value...
Wigan-bound Chey Dunkley says farewell after turning down three contract offers at Oxford United

Wigan-bound Chey Dunkley says farewell after turning down three contract offers at Oxford United

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CHEY Dunkley thanked Oxford United for the opportunities given to him in the last two and a half years as he became the latest player to move on. The centre back signed a three-year deal with Wigan Athletic, who will play again in Sky Bet League One following relegation from the Championship. It is a blow for the U’s, who felt they had tabled Dunkley a competitive offer to stay. But the 25-year-old instead became Paul Cook’s first signing for the Latics. While he was clearly keen to move on, the defender, who made 96 appearances for the U’s after signing from Kidderminster Harriers in 2014, left a farewell message on his Twitter account. “So much to say, but we’ll keep it professional,” he wrote. “I’d like to start by thanking everyone associated with Oxford United FC
Inside celebrity homes: Harry Styles and Leonardo DiCaprio

Inside celebrity homes: Harry Styles and Leonardo DiCaprio

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‘Dunkirk’ actor lists his contemporary-style home in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $8.495 million SETTING SIGHTS ON A NEW DIRECTION Harry Styles, singer-songwriter of One Direction fame, has listed his contemporary-style home in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $8.495 million (Dh31 million). Tucked behind a motorised gate on a quarter-acre lot, the multilevel home boasts an open floor plan and pocketing walls of glass that capitalise on Southern California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Views from the home, set above the Sunset Strip, extend from the downtown cityscape to the ocean. The 4,100 square feet of subdued living space includes a centre-island kitchen, a screening room and a gym. The four bedrooms and six bathrooms include a top-floor master suite that opens to a p
What will happen when the huge Antarctic ice shelf cracks?

What will happen when the huge Antarctic ice shelf cracks?

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A massive crack in one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves is very close to breaking point, and when it fractures it will create an iceberg bigger than Kangaroo Island. The Larsen C ice shelf is located on the Antarctic Peninsula, which juts out towards South America. A large fracture, which has been growing across the ice sheet for decades, has recently started to accelerate, said Sue Cook, a glaciologist from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. According to the latest data by a team of UK scientists, the fracture ripped open by 17 kilometres in the last week of May and turned towards the ocean. Dr Cook said the lengthening fracture was within 13 kilometres of the sea, and there was nothing to stop it fracturing. When it breaks it will crea...
Most Dubai typing centres stop handling medical test papers

Most Dubai typing centres stop handling medical test papers

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DHA: Only 25 typing centres authorised to process medical test applications, more to be added later Dubai: Most typing centres in Dubai are no longer accepting applications after new standards were introduced by authorities. Applicants are being told by the typing centres to visit Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Medical Fitness Centres for filling up application forms for medical fitness tests, a ritual every expatriate has to go through every two years. On Sunday, several typing centres said they are no longer able to process applications. A number of them said only those centres who meet “new DHA requirements” can continue the service. The new requirements, they said, include a new electronic system, a deposit amount, and a minimum space requirement, among others. There
Trump withdraws US from Paris climate deal

Trump withdraws US from Paris climate deal

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  Washington: President Donald Trump on Thursday announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, signaling a policy shift with wide-ranging repercussions for the climate and Washington’s ties with the world. In a highly anticipated statement from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the United States would abandon the current deal — but was open to negotiating a new one. “As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country,” Trump said. “We’re getting out but we’ll start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine.” Although details and the timeframe
World’s Best Places to Visit

World’s Best Places to Visit

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1.Great Barrier Reef - Australia As one of the original Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef holds a spot on every traveler's bucket list. Hugging the east coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef extends from Cape York in the north all the way to Bundaberg in the south – more than 1,800 miles. With roughly 2,900 coral reefs, 600 islands and 1,500-plus species of fish, the reef leaves its 2 million annual visitors enchanted. But before diving in, it's important to get your bearings. The northern part of the reef runs from the Cape York Peninsula to Cairns, a popular home base for many reef visitors. Not only does Cairns provide the closest reef access from the mainland, but it also boasts a few attractions of its own, such as the Kuranda Scenic Railw