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March 25th, 2017 by admin

• Scrum-half Luke Gale believes Daryl Powell’s side have learned lesson
• ‘This is a big game against Catalans to show we can respond’

A surprise first defeat of the season for Castleford last weekend by Salford may have offered a dose of reality to those who believed the Tigers would breeze through Super League this season. So it is how they respond that will tell us the most about the credentials of Daryl Powell’s side in 2017.

That view is one shared by the Castleford scrum-half Luke Gale. Like so many of his team-mates last Sunday, the England international was noticeably below-par as the Tigers struggled to handle the inclement weather against Salford – and Gale understands how Sunday’s meeting with Catalans will decide external perceptions of his side.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

It was the moment she realised how few inspiring women there are on screen. Now the actor is on a mission to fix that

Somewhere in a parallel universe, Geena Davis is having the time of her life. “Yes! Enjoying this new era in American history!” As one of the few women to have played a US president on screen, in her parallel universe Davis is having a lovely conversation with me about how fabulous it feels to see a woman finally make it to the White House.

This isn’t the first time the actor has found her presidential fantasies preferable to reality. Eleven years ago, she was President Mackenzie Allen on the TV show Commander In Chief. “It had been the number one new show, and it was going to run for eight years. I was going to do two terms,” Davis grins ruefully. She won a Golden Globe for the role. Then internal studio politics intervened and the show was cancelled after a single season. “For a long time after, I felt like, in an alternate universe, I was still on that show. In my mind,” she says, laughing, “I wanted to set up the Oval Office in my garage and pretend I was still the president.”

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

It harks back to that 80s principle that being a bit uncomfortable might do some family members a bit of good

Ah, the Fiat Tipo: they call it a multijet lounge, which gave me distinctly mixed messages. Did it want to jet, or did it want to lounge? Did I want to sit in it, or did I want to race? The cabin is spacious but beset with tiny inconveniences. The gear housing was a bit lax, so when you put it in neutral, it would transpire you’d left it in second. You could never catch it in the act, so you never knew whether it was your fault, and had to fall back on “But this has never happened to me in any other car”, like a bad relationship.

The frame design is strange, with big wedges of plastic at the back; if you parked on a curve, the road was effectively all blind spot. There was a lot of red styling going on in the binnacles, which made me feel a little alarmed, as if I was being told something important in a dream. The cabin did not make me feel special: the screen was diddy and hard to read; the bits where you keep things were not where my hand wanted them to be.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

Flint, Michigan is a city built on the American dream. With the disappearance of industry, it became impoverished and neglected, and so did its residents. The water crisis is just one more tragedy piled upon a mound of oppression.

Noah Patton, a young man from Flint, was deeply affected after his mother committed suicide. But with the help of his pastor, he has turned his life around and is helping to positively shape the future of his community

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March 25th, 2017 by admin
  • Australia 300 all out, India 0-0 at stumps in Dharamsala
  • Another century for Smith but Kuldeep sparks collapse after lunch

11.08am GMT

Well, an eventful day. From the moment Warner was dropped in the cordon to the very first ball. Australia went on to dominate the morning courtesy of their captain Smith. A quarter hour into the second session the two had put on 134 and it was getting easier by the over. But then the day took a sharp twist. Kuldeep’s debut brought four wickets, three in that middle session ripping out Australia’s middle order.

With the mess around him, Smith kept on keeping on. His 20th Test ton and third for the series was the only thing that stood between his side and already being just about out of this already. 20 tons in 54 Tests. All coming in the previous 43 he has played. What a player.

11.01am GMT

India: 0-0 (KL Rahul 0, Vijay 0). Okay. One over. Six balls of the best. Lillee to Viv? The conventional three slips and a gully in place, no short leg. Hazlewood not Cummins. Plenty of carry to begin. Then full. Then again. The one that shapes away. Not forced to play though. Nor the last ball. In ordinary circumstances a decent set, but not quite where he needed to be in that situation. Maiden and stumps.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

EU supporters take to capital’s streets to demonstrate against Britain’s departure from the union

11.38am GMT

Meanwhile in Rome, the leaders of European Union members – except Theresa May – have gathered to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The treaty was the forerunner to what became the EU.

11.31am GMT

Large #UniteForEurope crowd gathered in Park Lane ready to start march. How large hard to tell from here. Not huge but not small either. pic.twitter.com/N8zGKQ1jGY

A spirited crowd of Brexit protesters gathered at Hyde Park Corner in spring sunshine for the start of the Unite For Europe march on parliament. Many were carrying yellow flowers to lay at the memorial for victims of the Westminster attacks.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

Foreign Office minister, who tried to save life of PC Keith Palmer, honoured alongside the security minister, Ben Wallace

The Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood, who battled to save the life of a police officer in the Westminster terror attack, and the security minister, Ben Wallace, have been honoured for their roles in responding to the atrocity.

Downing Street announced that the Queen was “pleased” to approve the appointment of Ellwood and Wallace to the privy council.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

Met police seek to establish if Khalid Masood, who had violent criminal history, acted ‘totally alone’ or had support

The final hours and violent past of the ex-convict who launched the terror attack in Westminster in which he and four others were killed has begun to emerge.

The Metropolitan police released a photo of Khalid Masood on Friday afternoon, as the acting deputy commissioner, Mark Rowley, said officers were keen to establish whether he had acted “totally alone inspired by terrorist propaganda” or whether he had support.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

• Rory McIlroy not bothered by lack of competitive golf before first major
• World No3: ‘I can’t see a downside having not played as much as I planned’

Any comparison between Rory McIlroy and Lance Corporal Jones must register among the most peculiar of all time. It is doubtful the Northern Irishman has either watched Dad’s Army or would be of a mind to admit it.

Nonetheless the world No3 did not leave Austin – a strange week in Austin – without issuing firm sentiment. “Don’t panic” was the McIlroy cry in relation to whether his Masters preparations might have been fatally undermined by a lack of golf.

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March 25th, 2017 by admin

Tory peer says it is ‘quite unacceptable’ for Germany to be in dominant position in Europe, having lost second world war

Germany will “win the peace” in Europe as a result of Brexit, with the UK’s influence diminished, the former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine has said.

The Tory peer said it was “quite unacceptable” that Germany would be in a dominant position in Europe having lost the second world war.

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