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Barack Obama: ‘You don’t need eight women around you twerking’

Former US President Barack Obama offered some advice on self-confidence for young men at an event for his foundation in California. Asked about masculinity and the pressure on men to “act a certain way”, Mr Obama criticised the image of some hip hop and rap artists. He was joined by NBA player Steph Curry and singer John Legend to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative to support males from minority backgrounds. Source link

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Unconditional uni offers don’t make us lazy, say teenagers

Image copyright Social Communications Image caption Harrison (right) is determined to keep working at the same level Harrison has his dream university place in the bag. The Leeds City College student is off to study sports journalism at the University of Huddersfield in September, with an unconditional offer. No matter what the outcome of his BTec extended diploma, the place is assured, and 17-year-old Harrison says he’s thrilled. “I’d say that it makes me more relaxed,” he says. “I don’t have to worry about it as much – but I’m…

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London knife crime: ‘I don’t know how many people I’ve stabbed’

“I started carrying a knife when I was 12 because everyone was doing it at the time. “To fit in more you had to do certain things so I started to stab people. I didn’t do it because I wanted to be bad.” Robert Bragg was once heavily involved in the world of knife crime. The 26-year-old served six years in prison for a range of gang-related crime and tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he believes tougher sentences would have encouraged him to change his ways a lot earlier. He’s now…

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Man Utd v Paris St-Germain: ‘I watched PSG crumble and I don’t think they’ve ever recovered’

Reshmin Chowdhury is a TV sports broadcaster covering the Champions League and will be writing for the BBC Sport website during the competition. Love was in the air at the Parc de Princes on a cold Valentine’s night in Paris two years ago. The cheer at full-time was deafening. I’m not sure many would have predicted a scoreline as one-sided as this. This was big. Paris St-Germain had just beaten Barcelona – THAT Barcelona – 4-0 at home in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League.…

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Neymar told ‘don’t complain when you get kicked’ – PSG forward in tears after foot injury

Neymar walked off in tears after landing awkwardly on his ankle Paris St-Germain forward Neymar was told “don’t go blubbering” after he left the pitch in tears having suffered a fractured metatarsal. Neymar was fouled three times in a few seconds by Moataz Zemzemi during PSG’s 2-0 Coupe de France win over Stasbourg. The 26-year-old responded by doing a “rainbow flick” over the head of Zemzemi but had to come off injured. “It’s Neymar’s style, but don’t come and complain when you get kicked,” said Strasbourg’s Anthony Goncalves. “He is…

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Jose Mourinho: I’ve had three job offers but I don’t park the bus

Jose Mourinho said his desire to be back in management would return by March Jose Mourinho says he has turned down three job offers since being sacked as Manchester United boss and has rejected criticism of the team’s playing style. The Portuguese, 55, was sacked in December after the club said there had been no progress with results, style or developing young players. Former United player Gary Neville said no-one should be able to shape their own philosophy at the club again. “Gary Neville doesn’t know my philosophy,” Mourinho told…

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US shutdown: ‘It’s scary, I don’t know how long we’ll last’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Despite no guarantee of pay, thousands of US government workers are still required to work As America’s longest-ever government shutdown continues, federal workers face an uncertain financial future. About 800,000 US federal staff are at home or working without pay during the political deadlock over funding for Mr Trump’s proposed border wall. While some workers are relying on yard sales, food banks and loans make ends meet, others have turned to crowdfunding – raising money through online donations. More than 1,500 crowdfunding campaigns have…

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‘Don’t mess with Mac’: International face-off over moose statues

Image copyright David S Troyer/Instagram Image caption Mac the Moose stares down Norway’s Storelgen Since 1984, residents of Moose Jaw have had one big thing about which they could boast: Mac the Moose. The Canadian city was long the proud owner of the world’s tallest moose statue, a 9.75m (32-foot) steel-framed creature, covered with metal mesh and cement. But a few years ago, a slightly taller moose statue was erected in Norway, beating Mac’s record by some 30cm. Now, Moose Jaw has launched a campaign to reclaim the crown. “We’re…

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NFL notebook: Steelers don’t expect Brown return

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said he still hasn’t talked to disgruntled wideout Antonio Brown but has left the door open a crack for a reconciliation. FILE PHOTO: Dec 23, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown prior to kickoff against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports In a wide-ranging discussion with Pittsburgh-area media Wednesday, Rooney discussed a number of topics. But much of the conversation focused on Brown. Rooney said he would be willing to…

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