Daily Archives: April 4, 2020

My favourite game: Australia v Israel, World Cup qualifier 1989 | Richard Parkin | Sport

Australia v Israel

Growing up in country Australia, football was never likely to be my passion. Ricky Walford. Brandy Alexander. Chicka Ferguson. An unshakeable loathing for the maroon of Queensland. These were my heroes, my abiding memories from childhood. Mum took one look at me: giraffe-neck, scrawny as a pencil, all elbows and …

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RFU hopes to avoid using autumn international proceeds to help others | Sport

The Rugby Football Union is hoping it will not have to offer struggling governing bodies elsewhere any financial handouts after the autumn internationals, according to its chief executive. The RFU is reluctant to agree to sharing its revenue should the summer tours to the southern hemisphere fall victim to the …

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The English Game’s few charms lie in the background, not centre stage | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Edward Holcroft as Arthur Kinnaird in playing action during The English Game

You can see how The English Game must have sounded in conception. It’s the birth of football. It’s toffs against proles, the rivalry of one of the great aristocrats of the early game, Lord Arthur Kinnaird, and the Glaswegian stonemason who was the first great professional, Fergus Suter. It’s about …

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Coronavirus and Paid Sick Leave: A Quarantined Uber Driver’s Quest

Zachary Frenette has been under quarantine for about two weeks with his dog, Teddy.

Zachary Frenette likes working as an Uber driver in Phoenix. He is a top-rated driver who often chats with his customers on their trips. During the outbreak of the coronavirus last month, business began to slow. Then, a possible exposure to the virus prompted Mr. Frenette, 29, to quarantine himself. …

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Tiger Roll avatar foiled as Potters Corner triumphs in Virtual Grand National | Sport

Potters Corner wins.

Potters Corner became the nearest thing we will see to a Grand National winner this year when he was declared the winner of ITV’s Virtual Grand National on Saturday evening. The computer simulation was broadcast in the slot that would normally be occupied by the Aintree race, abandoned along with …

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5G masts set on fire in the UK as coronavirus conspiracy theories spread

5G masts set on fire in the UK as coronavirus conspiracy theories spread

The coronavirus pandemic, as with most major global events, has inspired a number of conspiracy theories that are in no way supported by scientific fact. Assuming COVID-19 isn’t the invention of Bill Gates, another fanciful theory asserts that 5G networks are in some way to blame. It’s natural to dismiss …

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Ireland replace coach Mick McCarthy with Kenny before Euro 2020 play-off | Football

Mick McCarthy will not lead the Republic of Ireland into their Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia after agreeing to put a premature end to his second stint in charge of his country. Stephen Kenny has stepped up from the under-21s to replace him with immediate effect. It was always the …

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Liverpool become latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff | Football

Liverpool have become the latest high-profile club to furlough non-playing staff on the day Burnley warned that some Premier League clubs could lose £100m as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Premier League leaders announced their decision to put approximately 200 employees on furlough as managers, captains and representatives …

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How to make your smartphone into a pro webcam for Zoom (Updated)

How to make your smartphone into a pro webcam for Zoom

Life under the novel coronavirus quarantine goes on and the reactions flowing out of it continue to chain. For a lot of us, it means a change in employment status and, sadly, many are completely out of a job. Whether you have one or not, your short-term prospects (as well …

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