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Joe Sugg on Strictly gives YouTubers hope for TV success

Image copyright Getty Images Joe Sugg says his success on Strictly Come Dancing has given other YouTubers hope of having successful TV careers. The 27-year-old made it to the final of the show in December, losing to Stacey Dooley. Speaking at a conference for vloggers this weekend, Joe said his appearance “was beneficial for the whole of social media”. He previously said he hoped going on Strictly would “build a relationship” between vloggers and broadcasters. Joe was speaking at VidCon London. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joe Sugg and…

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Vegetarian farmer who gave away herd hopes for Bafta success

Image copyright Jay Wilde Image caption Jay Wilde said Alex Lockwood’s film “got the most emotional response” when the films were shown at a Bafta screening A farmer who sent his cows to an animal sanctuary instead of to slaughter hopes the film of their rescue resonates with the cream of British cinema. Jay Wilde, from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, hit the headlines after handing his beef herd to a Norfolk rescue centre. A documentary by Alex Lockwood, 73 Cows, telling Mr Wilde’s story has been nominated for best short film at…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Qatar eye further ambitions after history-defying success

Qatar re-write the record books in winning the AFC Asian Cup They won more matches at UAE 2019 than in nine previous tournaments combined Strong platform for Qatar ahead of FIFA World Cup debut in 2022 Four years ago Qatar failed to secure a single point at the AFC Asian Cup, let alone muster a win. But fast forward to the present day and the portents are suddenly hugely promising for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ hosts after their remarkable charge to continental glory. Qatar had never won an Asian…

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Kirsty Meakin: Nail artist on YouTube success

When Kirsty Meakin says she’s doing her nails, it’s not just a quick coat of red gloss. The 40-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent creates masterpieces on fingernails – or as she calls them “her canvas”. She started out on a Youth Training Scheme when she was 17 and has spent more than 20 years building her career by entering and winning international nail art competitions. Now she travels the world teaching her craft and judging competitions she used to enter. In addition she is a YouTuber with more than one million subscribers.…

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Australian Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty hoping for home success against Petra Kvitova

The furthest Ashleigh Barty had reached in a Grand Slam prior to this tournament was the fourth round at the US Open in 2018 Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online. Ashleigh Barty will bid to become the first home female singles semi-finalist at the Australian Open for 35 years when she takes on Petra Kvitova…

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Andy Murray criticises LTA chiefs over failure to build on his success

Murray has said that hip pain is likely to force his retirement this year Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Andy Murray has criticised British tennis for failing to translate his achievements into grassroots growth in the sport at home. The 31-year-old’s future is in doubt as he contemplates further hip surgery.…

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Motor racing: Records in focus after serial success, says Mercedes F1 boss

LONDON (Reuters) – Everyone loves an underdog but Mercedes believe Formula One fans will still have plenty to cheer about next season even if the reigning champions dominate for a record-chasing sixth successive year. FILE PHOTO: Formula 1 Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team chief Toto Wolff attends FIA news conference in St. Petersburg, Russia December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Mercedes have won both titles ever since the V6 turbo hybrid era started in 2014, with Britain’s Lewis Hamilton now a five times champion. Hamilton has won 51 of the 100…

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Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018. The Team Sky rider, 32, became only the third Briton to win the 21-stage race, after Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and four-time Tour champion Chris Froome. He was the first Welshman to win the Tour as Brits celebrated a sixth win in seven years. In a public vote, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished second while footballer Harry Kane was third. More to follow. Source link

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The athletes starving themselves for success

Image copyright Kenza Barton Schlee Image caption Anna Boniface ignored the warning signs of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Anna Boniface seemed to have the world at her feet when finishing as the 2017 London Marathon’s fastest amateur female runner. Her performance earned her an England team place in that autumn’s Toronto Marathon. The then 25-year-old finished the London race in two hours, 37 minutes and travelled to Canada six months later. But 10 miles into her international debut, Anna’s ankle fractured. “It was the breakthrough that broke me,” she…

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Soccer: Atlanta United create blueprint for U.S. soccer success

(Reuters) – One of the more unlikely success stories in sport could reach a climax in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup final on Saturday but, win or lose, Atlanta United can already claim to have stamped a new blueprint for success off the pitch. In only their second season in the North American top flight, Atlanta have become the league leaders in merchandise sales and set numerous attendance records by offering a fan-friendly experience. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta offers cheap prices for food and drink — $2…

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