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#nofuchsgiven: leicester city’s christian fuchs talks esports, fifa and fortnite

leicester city defender christian fuchs insists he has no plans to hang up his real boots just yet despite his move into football gaming earlier this year.see related esports: why we should believe the hypein june the 32-year-old became the first premier league footballer to launch an esports team and academy, under his lifestyle brand #nofuchsgiven. focused on competing in the popular fifa game, fuchs signed a number of players including singapore’s chiang ‘hibidi’ wen jun.a premier league winner in 2016 with leicester, former austrian international fuchs revealed the reason why he started his own esports brand. speaking at the esi london 2018 conference, fuchs said: “i never thought of launching an esports team, but then i saw my ...




bmw, daimler and volkswagen are investigated over emission collusion claims

bmw, the volkswagen group and the mercedes-benz parent company daimler are to be investigated over claims that they colluded in order to avoid a development war over emission-limiting technology. see related why bmw is shutting down its oxford plant for one month after brexitthe european commission revealed on tuesday that it had been informed that the motoring groups, along with vw’s audi and porsche brands, held private meetings to discuss “clean technologies aimed at limiting car exhaust emissions”, sky news reports. the commission’s investigation is seeking to establish whether the carmakers agreed not to compete in the development and introduction of systems that could limit vehicle emissions, the broadcaster says.margrethe v...




millions overcharged for mobile contracts: are you affected and can you claim compensation?

an estimated four million mobile phone users have been overcharged a total of almost half a billion pounds for handsets they already own, according to a new study.see related fifth of brits ‘harmed by the internet’british airways data breach: customers entitled to ‘distress’ compensationconsumer charity citizens advice found that ee, three and vodafone “routinely continued to charge customers for handsets after they had paid them off in full”, the times reports. many customers have no idea they are getting stung with unnecessary extra charges for phones after their contracts have ended, when they only need to continue paying for calls, texts and data.older people are “twice as likely” to continue paying for a phone they al...




ferrari launches icona series with monza sp1 and sp2

ferrari is launching a new limited-edition icona series that will see a host of classic racing and road models reimagined as modern cars. see related aston martin rapide: a 602bhp electric super saloonthe marque has kicked off the exclusive new range with two limited-edition speedsters that are heavily inspired by the 166mm grand tourer from 1948 and the 750 and 860 monzas of the mid-1950s. called the monza sp1 and sp2, the first two icona arrivals are based on the same platform as the company’s new 812 superfast, with the same naturally aspirated v12 engine and 789bhp power output.according to ferrari, the new monza models’ high engine output, and relatively light 1,500kg weight, take the racing-inspired supercars from zero to 62mph ...




why ba refuses to carry lab animals

british airways is facing a legal battle from scientists trying to end the airline’s blanket ban on flying lab animals, according to reports.the times says that “although airlines carry animals if they are pets or for zoos, campaigning by animal-rights activists has meant that almost all refuse to take them if they are for medical research”. scientists claim that as a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure animals for laboratory research into a host of serious diseases.the newspaper is backing the scientists, in an editorial that argues: “this research saves lives. not one major recent breakthrough in treatments for premature babies, cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis or parkinson’s disease would have been possib...




sony playstation classic revealed: price, uk release date and games list

sony is getting in on the craze for retro technology by launching a mini version of its original playstation. the playstation classic is around 45% smaller than the 1994 games console, and ditches the disc drive in favour of 20 pre-installed games. the new system also features high-definition hdmi video output - which means it is compatible with newer tvs. see related nintendo snes classic edition: games, price and releasenes classic edition: everything you need to knownintendo switch online: uk release date, games list, pricing and featureslike the original, the classic comes bundled with two full-size wired controllers, but these are now connected to usb plugs rather than being bespoke to sony systems, says ars technica.  the japanes...




dirty air linked to increased dementia risk

regular exposure to air pollution may greatly increase the risk of developing dementia, new research shows.see related is air pollution making us stupider?the london-based study, published in the journal bmj open, found that people living in areas with high levels of nitrogen oxide and pm2.5 - microscopic particles generated by fossil fuels - in the air were more likely to develop the neurodegenerative condition.the scientists used estimates of air and noise pollution levels across the english capital and correlated these with the health records of 131,000 patients registered at 75 general practices within the m25 in 2004. all the patients were aged between 50 and 79, and had not been diagnosed with dementia. their health was tracked f...




premier league transfer news: aaron ramsey, raheem sterling, ethan ampadu

premier league transfer news and rumoursaaron ramsey: arsenal to ac milanarsenal chief executive ivan gazidis announced yesterday that he is leaving the emirates for ac milan. according to reports in italy, he wants to take aaron ramsey with him.see related man utd transfer news: lucas paqueta, david de geawelsh midfielder ramsey is out of contract next summer and has been linked with a number of clubs in europe. but with gazidis now at the helm at the san siro he is reportedly “already plotting a january move” for the 27-year-old. (the guardian)  cristian pavon: boca juniors to arsenaldespite the management reshuffle, arsenal have already held talks with boca juniors over argentina winger cristian pavon. (football.london)sterling an...




can prosecco really be hangover proof?

a leading supermarket chain claims to have found the answer to the prayers of drinkers who love prosecco but hate the morning-after pain. see related hangover cures: the world’s best and weirdest remediesaldi says its newly launched organic prosecco, sourced from the corvezzo family’s estate near venice, contains lower levels of sulphite preservatives, which are normally used to keep wine fresher for longer. these chemicals have been blamed for the dehydration and disorientation that accompanies a hangover, reports the daily mail.the grapes used in the new fizz are also grown with “no pesticides or herbicides”, adds the sun.in a now-deleted tweet about its new organic rang...




f1: sebastian vettel and ferrari won’t give up the title fight

ferrari’s sebastian vettel has no plans to give up on the formula 1 championship despite lewis hamilton’s 40-point lead in the drivers’ standings.see related 2018 f1 guide: latest driver standings, gp calendar and betting oddsmercedes driver hamilton has won four of the previous five races including last weekend’s race in singapore and italy’s on 2 september.   next up is the russian grand prix in sochi on 30 september followed by the final five races in japan, the us, mexico, brazil and abu dhabi. mercedes go to russia having won all four editions.despite slipping further behind in the title race, vettel says ferrari have nothing to fear at the upcoming circuits. he told f1.com: “obviously, there is still a long way to go an...




joshua vs. povetkin: cristiano ronaldo’s training regime inspires aj

anthony joshua vs. alexander povetkinwhat: heavyweight boxing title fight where: wembley stadium, london when: saturday 22 september tv channel: live on sky sports box office  british boxing star anthony joshua has given us an insight into how he has prepared for this weekend’s title fight against alexander povetkin.  see related hearn: joshua is fighting povetkin, putin and the whole of russiathe 28-year-old takes on his russian rival at wembley stadium on saturday with his wba super, ibf, wbo and ibo heavyweight belts on the line.if joshua beats povetkin he looks set to face either deontay wilder or tyson fury. a bout between wbc champion wilder and fury is expected to take place later this year. the boxing world is hoping to se...




champions league round-up: last-minute drama for liverpool and spurs

a collapse and a comebackliverpool and tottenham experienced contrasting fortunes as they kicked off their champions league campaigns last night.see related champions league 2018-19 guide: fixtures, results, predictions, tv and betting oddsfor the reds, last season’s beaten finalists, there was a five-goal thriller at anfield against paris saint-germain that was settled only in stoppage time by roberto firmino’s strike. his goal ensured that the last word of a rollercoaster match didn’t belong to world cup winner kylian mbappe, who thought he had rescued a point for the parisians with a goal on 83 minutes.‘a big heart’“a good performance against an outstandingly strong opponent,” said liverpool manager jurgen klopp of the vi...




man utd transfer news: lucas paqueta, david de gea

mourinho eyes up paquetaone of the hottest properties in south american football is reported to be mulling over a move to old trafford. see related champions league: young boys vs. man utd team news, possible starting xis, tv channelciting french press, metro says that united “have opened talks to sign flamengo midfielder lucas paqueta”. the 21-year-old has caught the attention of some of europe’s finest after his displays in the brazilian league, and with two caps to his name, is also highly regarded in his native land.stolen a marchfrench outlet le10 sport claim that united have stolen a march on paris saint-germain, who have also registered an interest in signing paqueta in january. with a tally of six goals and six assists in 2...




is the nhs ‘subconsciously racist’?

chaand nagpaul, the first non-white doctor to lead the british medical association (bma), has accused the nhs of being “subconsciously racist”.the careers of black and ethnic minority, or bme, doctors have been hampered by a culture of “inequality” and bias in the system, he claims.nagpaul told the daily telegraph that the health service frequently overlooks non-white doctors for senior posts. “there is probably a subconscious bias that needs to be addressed,” he said.see related nhs turns 70: how it beganthe pros and cons of privatising the nhsthe bma boss continued: “for example, there is evidence that doctors from bme origins face disciplinary procedures more than whites. we need to address that.”analysis of data for 2...




man arrested after homeless man found dead following paint attack

a man has been arrested in connection with a spray paint attack on a homeless man who was found dead three days later.michael cash, 32, was sprayed with red paint while sitting outside a tesco express supermarket in eston, middlesbrough, police confirmed.a video subsequently posted on facebook showed the attack, during which a man is heard saying “this is how we deal with beggars on the street” and “he’s not even a beggar”, the daily mail reports. cash was found dead in eston cemetery just three days later, on wednesday last week. cleveland police yesterday said that his death is not being treated as suspicious but that they had arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of assault.the footage of the attack was posted on facebook b...




is the uk finally close to agreeing a brexit deal?

theresa may will today call on eu leaders to “evolve” their negotiations as the member states meet over dinner at the start of a 48-hour summit in salzburg. see related irish border: what are the options?what is the chequers plan and why does it threaten to split tories?is northern ireland violence a sign of things to come?the prime minister’s key message will be that her team could never accept a “backstop” that resulted in northern ireland having different customs arrangements to the rest of the uk. but may’s plans for a long informal debate between her and the other eu27 leaders in the austrian city have been “thwarted”, reports the sun.according to the newspaper, eu council president donald tusk has “shut down any deb...




premier league transfer news: aaron ramsey, raheem sterling, ethan ampadu

premier league transfer news and rumoursaaron ramsey: arsenal to ac milanarsenal chief executive ivan gazidis announced yesterday that he is leaving the emirates for ac milan and according to reports in italy he wants to take aaron ramsey with him.see related man utd transfer news: lucas paqueta, david de geawelsh midfielder ramsey is out of contract next summer and has been linked with a number of clubs in europe. but with gazidis now at the helm at the san siro he is reportedly “already plotting a january move” for the 27-year-old. (the guardian)  cristian pavon: boca juniors to arsenaldespite the management reshuffle arsenal have already held talks with boca juniors over argentina winger cristian pavon. (football.london)sterling a...




f1: sebastian vettel and ferrari not giving up the title fight

ferrari’s sebastian vettel will not give up on the formula 1 championship despite lewis hamilton building a 40-point lead in the drivers’ standings.see related 2018 f1 guide: latest driver standings, gp calendar and betting oddsmercedes driver hamilton has won four of the previous five races including last weekend in singapore and in italy on 2 september.   next up is the russian grand prix in sochi on 30 september followed by the final five races in japan, the us, mexico, brazil and abu dhabi. mercedes go to russia having won all four editions.despite slipping further behind in the title race german vettel says ferrari have nothing to fear at the upcoming circuits. he told f1.com: “obviously, there is still a long way to go and a l...




radical right-wing us-uk post-brexit trade plan revealed

a radical blueprint for a post-brexit trade deal between the uk and us has proposed the nhs be opened up to foreign competition, a bonfire of consumer and environmental regulations and freedom of movement between the two countries for workers.see related what is a canada-style brexit deal?will chequers plan be abandoned after brexit?fact check: who has the most to lose in us-china trade war? the report prepared by the initiative for free trade (ift), a think tank founded by the long-time eurosceptic mep daniel hannan and the cato institute, a right-wing libertarian think tank in the us founded and funded by the fossil fuel magnates and major political donors the koch family, is set to form the basis of a push by prominent brexiteers to pers...




how to solve britain’s london problem

a majority of people in britain see londoners as arrogant and insular and believe wealth created in the capital should be more evenly distributed across the uk, according to a poll commissioned by the centre for london which found too many brits feel excluded from the city.see related fact check: does london really subsidise the uk?could nigel farage win london mayoral race?what is behind london’s spike in teen suicides?“the relationship between london and the rest of the uk has never been entirely easy” writes jack brown from the centre for london in the times, noting that the capital has had a long-running habit of acquiring derisory nicknames, from the “great wen” of the 1820s to the “dark star” of the 2010s.with disproport...