Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is hospitalized after being detained

Moscow (CNN)Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was hospitalized with an “acute allergic reaction” after being arrested last week, may have been affected by an “unknown chemical substance,” said a spokesman for Navalny, citing a physician. Russia’s most outspoken opposition figure was detained by police Wednesday following a sweep of opposition candidates in the days leading up to anti-government demonstrations in the capital on Saturday. Writing on Instagram, Navalny said he was detained as he left his apartment to go on a jog. “People are right when they say that sport is not always good for your health,” he quipped. “I have been detained and am now at a police station wearing shorts like a stupid man.” He was sentenced …

Only six Love Island contestants actually applied

Image copyright ITV Image caption The programme will return next year with two series ITV chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall said: “The production team continuously looks for people who would be right for Love Island in terms of being able to be in the villa and the personality that they are required to have.” Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Tommy Fury and Molly Mae came second in this year’s final When asked if contestants are often selected from a small pool of people who know each other, Dame Carolyn said: “I do not think they just look in that pond. I think they keep it quite open. “There are some people who go on Love Island who have never achieved …

Birmingham Commonwealth Games logo unveiled

Report End of Twitter post by @Urb110 Report End of Twitter post by @colebraziercb Image copyright London 2012 Image caption The logo for the London 2012 Olympic Games also faced mixed reviews Some said there were “exciting times ahead” and that they “can’t wait” for the event. Skip Twitter post by @brentadams88 Exciting times ahead — Brent Adams (@brentadams88) July 27, 2019 The games are to run from 27 July until 7 August 2022. The total cost of the 11-day sporting event is expected to be £778m, with £184m paid by Birmingham City Council and partners. Related Topics Solihull Coventry Walsall West Bromwich Birmingham Royal Leamington Spa Wolverhampton Cannock Stourbridge Sutton Coldfield Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival …

An Alien-Hunting Tech Mogul May Help Solve a Space Mystery

The Parkes radio telescope in Parkes, Australia. Just like Narkevic decades later, Cambridge graduate student Jocelyn Bell had stumbled across a startling signal in the reams of data gathered by a radio array in rural Cambridgeshire. Not much of the array is left today; in the fields near the university where it once stood, there’s an overgrown hedge, hiding a collection of wonky, sad-looking wooden poles that were once covered in a web of copper wire designed to detect radio waves from faraway sources. The wire has long been stolen and sold on to scrap metal dealers. “We did seriously consider the possibility of aliens,” Bell says, now an emeritus professor at Oxford University. Tellingly, the first pulsar was half-jokingly …

Max Verstappen wins thrilling German GP after Lewis Hamilton error

Max Verstappens Red Bull won the F1 German Grand Prix in treacherous wet conditions after Lewis Hamilton made an error while leading What was supposed to have been a homecoming celebration for Mercedes turned to ashen-faced defeat rarely experienced in their dominance of Formula One over the past five years. During that time the German team have stood astride the sport almost as deities but under foreboding, grey skies the team principal, Toto Wolff, was moved to apocalyptic imagery, describing it as an armageddon weekend. Red Bulls Max Verstappen took the win, as impressive and controlled a drive as the 21-year-old has delivered in his career, in treacherous conditions that caught out drivers far older and more experienced. He did …

‘We’re going backwards’: Eric Reid will kneel for anthem in upcoming NFL season

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, said he will continue to protest during the national anthem in an interview published on Sunday. I havent seen that happen. At a time when the President of the United States Taking a knee: two years on, where does the NFL stand? video explainer In May 2018, Reid filed a collusion grievance against the NFL alleging he had been kept out of the league due to his political stance. He eventually signed for the Panthers in September after the season had started. Kaepernick, however, remains without a team, and some believe he would be too much of a distraction for any team that signed him. However, Reid …

The Incredible Tech Behind This Year’s Tour de France Bikes

A bike is a bike, right? Wrong. Especially if you’re a professional bike team. With margins for the winner of a stage of the Tour de France often down to less than a hundredth of a second (a tire width), and with the overall winning divide being under two minutes on last year's Tour de France across the entire 3,351 kilometers, every marginal gain the teams can eke out of their riders and bikes is absolutely essential. Design innovation and material science in bike design is on a par with sports such as F1, and Grand Tour bikes are built with pure performance in mind. But a bike that excels at "climbing" on steep mountain stages will lose valuable time …

UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks

Amid ongoing concerns about security risks posed by the involvement of Chinese tech giant Huawei in 5G supply, the U.K. government has published a review of the telecoms supply chain, which concludes that policy and regulation in enforcing network security needs to be significantly strengthened to address concerns. However, it continues to hold off on setting an official position on whether to allow or ban Huawei from supplying the country’s next-gen networks — as the U.S. has been pressurizing its allies to do. Giving a statement in parliament this afternoon, the U.K.’s digital minister, Jeremy Wright, said the government is releasing the conclusions of the report ahead of a decision on Huawei so that domestic carriers can prepare for the …

Sen. Chris Murphy: The NCAA ‘Routinely Defrauds’ Athletes Out Of Real Educations

“The lack of academic integrity across college sports may be the most insidious piece of a broken system,” Sen. Chris Murphy wrote in the report that challenges the NCAA over its measurement of graduation rates and its failure to graduate athletes at rates similar to those of other students. called for paying college athletes ― especially those in sports like football and men’s basketball that help generate millions of dollars in revenue for universities and their athletic departments. ASSOCIATED PRESS A new report from Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammers the NCAA and its member schools for failing to provide athletes with adequate educations in exchange for their labor. “You’re obligated at these big kinds of college sport programs to be …

Mixhalo raises $10.7M to bring better sound quality to live events

Mixhalo — the startup co-founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and his wife, violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger — has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding. The company’s initial goal was to bring better sound quality to concerts. Instead of hearing music blasted out of speakers, users can connect their smartphone to a network (the startup creates its own wireless channel that doesn’t rely on the venue’s potentially overloaded Wi-Fi or cell networks). Then, through their earbuds, they’ll hear the same sound mix that the musicians receive through their in-ear monitors. Mixhalo launched two years ago at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, where Incubus and investor Pharrell Williams took the stage to play a couple of songs. The sound arrived loud and …

Youre a loser, Im a winner: Sun Yang hits out after being snubbed by Scott

Adam Peaty has backed the decision by British bronze medallist Duncan Scott to snub Sun Yang on the podium at the swimming world championships in Gwangju Adam Peaty has backed the decision by the British bronze medallist Duncan Scott to snub Sun Yang on the podium on Tuesday after the controversial Chinese swimmers victory in the 200m freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju. Sun, who is swimming in Gwangju despite the court of arbitration for sport preparing to hear a doping case against him in September, was handed the win when the Lithuanian Danas Rapsys was disqualified for a false start. Scott congratulated the silver medallist Katsuhiro Matsumoto of Japan and the Russian Martin Malyutin, who finished in the …

Fifa looks to fast-track expansion of Womens World Cup to 32 teams

Fifa wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Womens World Cup to 32 teams Fifa wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Womens World Cup to 32 teams. In a document seen by the Associated Press, Fifa asked council members Friday to approve adding eight more teams within days and without a formal meeting. Agreement would include urgently rebooting the ongoing bid contest to host the 2023 tournament. Fifa believes the 2019 World Cup, won by the United States in France this month, showed a bigger tournament is commercially possible, and would speed development of the womens game. Fifa President Gianni Infantino set the 32-team target in Paris on 5 July, and proposed doubling …

What is the Homeless World Cup?

Its aim is to use football to inspire homeless people to change their lives and to change public perceptions of homelessness along with the issues around it. ‘Football has changed my life’ A melting pot of cultures at Homeless World Cup Homelessness problem ‘worst in decades’ Mr Young said the 2001 conference was made up from people involved in a network of street papers – such as The Big Issue – worldwide. “Myself and another of the editors Harald Schmied were having a beer and saying how good the conference was but there were no homeless people there,” he said. “We came up with this idea where homeless people would be involved. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media …

Family want answers over water park accident

He lost consciousness after hitting the water at the bottom of the Splash ride and suffered catastrophic injuries to his spinal cord – breaking his neck in two places. Mr Briffaut has been left paralysed but the extent of his injuries are still being assessed and he is in a stable condition in a hospital in Alicante. Image caption Mr Briffaut was left seriously injured after going on the Splash ride Mrs Briffaut praised hospital staff and people who have donated to a crowdfunding page which has raised about £72,000 to help pay for his care when he returns home. But she said she could not understand how her son could injure himself on a water slide. “We want to …

Daniele De Rossi completes move to Boca Juniors after 18 years at Roma

Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who leaves Roma after 18 years Boca Juniors have confirmed the signing of Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi, who has left Roma after 18 years at the club and joins the Argentinian side on a free transfer. De Rossi was received in the early morning at Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport and transported to have his medical done immediately. He is expected to join the squad for the first practice on Friday morning, and officially presented on Monday. At 36, many suspected the midfielder would retire as a one-club man when Roma did not renew his contract this summer. But rumours began to fly in May when at a …

‘Doctors knew my son had HIV, but didn’t tell him’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I feel guilt that we allowed it to happen’ Paul Summers was five when he was diagnosed with the blood disorder haemophilia in 1969. His parents Pat and Tony were shocked, but also relieved. They had spent their son’s early years ferrying him from their home in Llantwit Major to Bridgend hospital with unexplained bruises and bleeding problems. A knock or cut could see the active little boy in hospital for weeks. When a revolutionary new treatment called Factor VIII was proposed by doctors in the late 1970s, a teenage Paul was thrilled he could inject himself at home, freed of regular trips to the haemophiliac unit at Cardiff’s Royal Infirmary for …