FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Osorio hands in Paraguay reins

Juan Carlos Osorio exits as Paraguay coach Colombian sights family reasons for departure Copa America four months away Juan Carlos Osorio’s short tenure as Paraguay coach has come to an end after the Colombian resigned due to “family reasons”. Osorio assumed the reins in September and was due to lead La Albirroja in this year’s Copa America. “For my own family reasons, unfortunately I can’t continue in the job,” said Osorio. “I’d like to thank you all for your support. It brought me pride to manage, lead and train the…

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Fox host says he ‘hasn’t washed hands in 10 years’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pete Hegseth said not washing hands helps him to inoculate himself Fox News host Pete Hegseth has confessed on air that he has not washed his hands for 10 years because “germs are not a real thing”. Speaking on Fox and Friends, Hegseth said the infectious micro-organisms did not exist because they could not be seen with the naked eye. “I inoculate myself,” added the Harvard and Princeton graduate. His confession came after co-hosts Ed Henry and Jedediah Bila made fun of him for…

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Sports 

Tennis: Merciless Monfils hands Tsitsipas lesson in Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) – Gael Monfils doled out another lesson in outstanding tennis, winning 93 percent of points on his first serve, as he reached the semi-finals of the Sofia Open on Friday with a 6-3 7-6(5) win over Greece’s emerging talent Stefanos Tsitsipas. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Second Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2019. France’s Gael Monfils reacts during the match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The experienced Frenchman, who has slipped to 33 in the world rankings after a series…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi hands in Chelsea transfer request

Callum Hudson-Odoi has only made five Chelsea starts this season and none of them have been in the Premier League Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has handed in a transfer request as he seeks a move away from Stamford Bridge in order to get more playing time. The 18-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game at Chelsea and has been the subject of a £35m bid from Bayern Munich. Chelsea have been in talks with Hudson-Odoi, who has 18 months left on his contract, and want him to stay.…

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CES 2019: Hands on with Mui, the smart plank of wood

A Japanese start-up has created what might be the most unusual-looking smart device yet. Mui appears to be a standard piece of wood at first sight, but when touched lights up and provides use of the Google Assistant. It is due to go on sale later this year. However, the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones had problems testing a prototype at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Read and watch all our CES coverage at bbc.com/ces2019 Source link

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Sports 

Schumacher ‘in the very best of hands’, says family

LONDON (Reuters) – The family of stricken seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have assured fans the Ferrari great is being well cared for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Michael Schumacher at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – 31/8/12. Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Crispin Thruston Schumacher, who retired from racing in 2012, has not been seen in public since he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago. The German is being cared for at home in Switzerland. “You can…

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Lifestyle 

North, South Korea join hands to get wrestling on U.N. culture list

PARIS (Reuters) – A full peace deal between North and South Korea may remain elusive, but the neighbors took a cultural step forward on Monday when they joined forces to get their ancient wrestling tradition onto a U.N. list of cultural treasures. FILE PHOTO: South Korea’s ssireum wrestler Park Young-Bae (L) beats champion Kim Kyung-Soo during at an exhibition match at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo October 23, 2005. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao Ssirum in North Korea or Ssireum in South Korea has a history stretching back around 1,800 years, but still draws huge…

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Russia domestic abuse: ‘My husband chopped off my hands’

In December 2017, Margarita Gracheva’s husband took her into a forest and cut her hands off with an axe. Her case has highlighted activists’ fears that the softening of Russia’s laws applying to domestic violence may be emboldening abusers. First offences where the victim is not hospitalised are no longer treated as criminal offences and penalties have been reduced, under legal changes brought in in February 2017. Her now ex-husband Dmitry Grachev has been convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Produced, filmed and edited by Elizaveta Vereykina Source…

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Cardi B hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn

Cardi B handed out free winter coats and trainers in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday. The singer and rapper, who is from the Bronx, was faced with crowds of fans who had queued for hours for the clothing, as well as selfies with the star. New York has had particularly cold temperatures this week. “You gotta support the ppl who supported you”, Cardi B said during the handout. Source link

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Woman with no hands or feet in record Kilimanjaro climb

Image copyright Finding Your Feet Image caption Corinne Hutton (on the right) was accompanied by 11 supporters from the Finding Your Feet amputee charity A woman who has no hands or feet is believed to be the first female quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Corinne Hutton, from Renfrewshire, lost her limbs after suffering from acute pneumonia and septicaemia. She reached the peak of Africa’s highest mountain on Friday, accompanied by 10 supporters from the Finding Your Feet amputee charity. They raised more than £30,000 for the…

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