Hornets fly in for FA Cup final

“I remember the first FA Cup in 1984 [when Watford lost 2-0 to Everton] – hopefully this one will go better than that, but anything can happen in football.” Image copyright Mark Worrell Image caption Mark said it was easy to support Watford in Australia Mark said it was a “no-brainer” to come over for the final and it was actually “pretty easy” to get tickets. “When we’ve gone close in the FA Cup in the past I’ve always said, ‘If we get to the final I’m going’. I don’t have unlimited money but am happy to blow a few thousand for this,” he said. “If Watford made a habit of getting to finals it might be difficult, but once …

Steve Mnuchin Can’t Answer Basic Questions About IRS Presidential Audits

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) asked Mnuchin during a hearing if the mandatory presidential audit would encompass previous tax years if the person who became president had been under audit for those years. Mnuchin’s inability to answer such a basic question about the IRS’ presidential audits comes on the heels of his refusal to comply with a federal law allowing congressional tax-writing committees to obtain any person’s tax returns. Mnuchin rejected Neal’s lawful request by insinuating that the committee’s interest in IRS presidential tax audits was merely a pretext to obtain and disseminate Trump’s tax returns for partisan political purposes. If Democrats really wanted to know about presidential audits, Mnuchin said in a letter last month, “we would be happy …

I Hope Hannah B. Doesn’t Get Engaged On ‘The Bachelorette’ Here’s Why Betches

Whatever your feelings are on the new Bachelorette pick, I think we can agree: the last few seasons have been severely lacking. Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay handled themselves with grace, don’t get me wrong. But they also both wound up with supremely disappointing mates: Becca’s, a man who liked memes so offensive they made my eyes water; and Rachel’s, well, a man who isn’t Peter Kraus. (This is not just Peter-favoritism; Vulture, The New Yorker, and The New York Times all agree with me.) On the flip side, the last two Bachelor seasons have ended with our suitor saying “f*ck it” and doing whatever he wants, regardless of how it messes with show protocol or their runner-ups’ emotions. And sadly, I have more faith in both of …

This Is Who Is Statistically Most Likely To Win ‘The Bachelorette’ Betches

Bachelorettedon’t convince my friends to place their wagers, I like to be as informed as possible. And thankfully for us, the kind folks at sent me over the odds! Sports Betting Dime provides expert picks and industry data on sports and entertainment. I wonder if they’ll also provide the odds of whether I’ll ever be able to forget the sound of Colton shaking like a leaf on national television, because I see that in my nightmares! Let’s take a look at the odds they pulled for us before last night’s premiere! How did they come up with these odds, you say? I’m glad you asked, because they provided a very helpful paragraph about that and I didn’t even have to …

Hinduja brothers top Rich List for third time

British citizens Sri, 83, and Gopi, 79, who are based in London, are two of the four brothers controlling the empire. Among the properties they own is the Old War Office in Whitehall, which they hope to reopen as a luxury hotel. The two brothers topped the newspaper list in 2014 and in 2017. The list, which estimates the 1,000 richest people in the UK, is based on identifiable wealth including land, property, other assets such as art, and shares in companies, the Sunday Times says. It does not include the amount contained in people’s bank accounts. Brothers David and Simon Reuben – who made their fortune in property, carpets and scrap metal – are in second place on the …

Head likens criticism of private schools to antisemitic abuse

Anthony Wallersteiner, head of Stowe school, under fire for tasteless analogy The headteacher of a UK public school is under fire for likening criticism of the private education sector to antisemitic abuse. Anthony Wallersteiner, of the 12,000-a-term Stowe school in Buckinghamshire, also said a decline in the number of non-state school Oxbridge admissions had left some parents making claims about social engineering. He told the Times: The rise of populists and polemicists has created a micro-industry in bashing private schools. Wallersteiner, who is of Jewish descent, said: Some of the criticisms echo the conspiratorial language of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It was relatively easy for Hitler and his henchmen to suggest that the Jewish minority was over-represented …

I thought the main issue in women’s sports was equal pay. I was wrong

We are told female athletes are paid less than men because they generate less money. But that will always be the case if womens sports arent marketed properly In womens sports we talk a lot about equal pay. The focus of the conversation is usually on how women make less than men, the unfairness of the disparity despite the equal amount of work they put in, and how female athletes often have to work full-time jobs on top of being full-time athletes. The US womens soccer team has brought the conversation to the forefront over the last three years. After they won the World Cup in 2015, it was revealed that the US womens team and in turn received a …

Can fans afford the Champions League final?

Image Copyright @HeadonMatt @HeadonMatt Image Copyright @MetroMayorSteve @MetroMayorSteve Report Report Easyjet has put on extra flights or bigger aircraft to meet demand for previous big sporting events – and the company says it is looking at what is possible this time around. Skyscanner, the travel search engine, says it saw a 3015% surge in flights from the UK to Madrid following Liverpool’s third goal on Tuesday. Are there special flights for fans? There are chartered flights but these aren’t cheap either. Thomas Cook Sport is organising flights for Liverpool fans who have match tickets to the game. The cost is £559 per person, and they are only available for Liverpool supporters who have purchased an official match ticket from the …

Can fans afford the Champions League final?

Image Copyright @HeadonMatt @HeadonMatt Image Copyright @MetroMayorSteve @MetroMayorSteve Report Report Easyjet has put on extra flights or bigger aircraft to meet demand for previous big sporting events – and the company says it is looking at what is possible this time around. Skyscanner, the travel search engine, says it saw a 3015% surge in flights from the UK to Madrid following Liverpool’s third goal on Tuesday. Are there special flights for fans? There are chartered flights but these aren’t cheap either. Thomas Cook Sport is organising flights for Liverpool fans who have match tickets to the game. The cost is £559 per person, and they are only available for Liverpool supporters who have purchased an official match ticket from the …

Can fans afford the Champions League final?

Image Copyright @HeadonMatt @HeadonMatt Image Copyright @MetroMayorSteve @MetroMayorSteve Report Report Easyjet has put on extra flights or bigger aircraft to meet demand for previous big sporting events – and the company says it is looking at what is possible this time around. Skyscanner, the travel search engine, says it saw a 3015% surge in flights from the UK to Madrid following Liverpool’s third goal on Tuesday. Are there special flights for fans? There are chartered flights but these aren’t cheap either. Thomas Cook Sport is organising flights for Liverpool fans who have match tickets to the game. The cost is £559 per person, and they are only available for Liverpool supporters who have purchased an official match ticket from the …

Harold Lederman, legendary boxing judge, dies at 79

HBO Boxing commentator and ex-judge Harold Lederman attends a screening of the HBO Original Series of “On Freddie Roach” at HBO Theater.  (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO) Lederman began his career as a boxing judge in 1967. In 1986, joined HBO Boxing as a judge and commentator and quickly gained a reputation for his no holds barred approach to expressing his opinion. “He loved boxing, he loved his family and he loved the boxing fans,” said Lou DiBella, a boxing promoter and former HBO executive. “The guy didn’t have an ounce of malice in him. Boxing can be a cutthroat business, but you never heard a bad word spoken about Harold.” LORRAINE WARREN DIES AT 92; PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR INSPIRED ‘THE …

The strange death of Innes Ewart

Image caption Pat Ewart has spent 18 years seeking answers to her son’s death That point in time is forever frozen in Pat’s memory. Despite the passing of the years she rewinds every word and gesture of that early morning in flawless detail. “No,” she said. “You’re wrong.” Image caption Young Innes had grown up to be a computer programmer Pat wrote: “Innes. Pick up your phone. There’s been a mistake. A body’s been found and the police say it’s you. Where are you?” There was never to be a reply. Image caption A photo of the car park several years later when railing had been added on the top floor But the facts appeared to speak for themselves. Police …

The Most Successful People Are The Ones Youve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way)

Ryan Holiday Updated May 7, 2019 By Diego PH The vast majority of successful people who ever lived are people you’ve never heard of. If we are to drill down further and consider happy successful people, it’s almost certain that we haven’t heard of them. The reason for that is something called the survivorship bias. Only a very small number of stories and identities make their way into the history books or into legend, and by definition, those that sought fame and fortune beyond what any human could possibly enjoy, are often overrepresented among them. Even my own writing is guilty of this. I tell stories about Rockefeller and Grant and Alexander the Great. I don’t talk about the people …

The View Confronts Crenshaw for Defending Trump on Charlottesville: Why Do You Apologize for Him?!

Appearing on The View on Monday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was challenged by hosts Sunny Hostin when he claimed that President Trump never referred to white nationalists or neo-Nazis as very fine people during his response to the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally. Towards the end of his multi-segment Monday morning interview, the Texas Republican was asked about his vocal criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Crenshaw, in case you forgot, helped spark conservative outrage against Omar last month, he attacked her for out-of-context remarks about 9/11. Meghan McCain asked Crenshaw why he felt Democrats were reluctant to call [Omar] out, prompting the GOP congressman to reply that it was because were playing a team sport today. We just had a …

This Fish Has Adapted To Lethal Levels Of Water Pollution By Making Hybrid Babies

The Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) might sound like the name of a ferocious marine predator, but lethal levels of pollution on its home turf has put its very survival under threat. And yet, in an extraordinary tale (should that be tail?) of adaption and hybridization, one population of fish has evolved to exist in the dirty waters of the Houston Ship Channel thanks to genes acquired from its relative, the Atlantic killifish. This is the finding of a study recently published in the journal Science.  Despite measuring just 18 centimeters (7 inches) head-to-tail, the Gulf killifish is one of the largest of its kind. It can be found in coastal estuaries running along the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast, where it serves as a …

This old Donald Trump income tax tweet isn’t aging well

A tweet sent by now-President Donald Trump in 2012 pointing out that many Americans don’t pay their income tax resurfaced after a New York Times report published on Tuesday. The Times found that more than decade ago, the president was able to legally avoid paying income taxes because of declared losses. As the investigation puts it: The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade. In fact, year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, The Times found …