Joe Snape and Will Jarvis, both 27, locked arms for 36 hours, 36 minutes and 36 seconds after coming up with the ambitious idea in the pub.
The 2018 World Cup is here and the tournament's matches will be played in 12 arenas across 11 cities. Russia is the largest country on the planet, making traveling between games more difficult compared to World Cups of the past. Andrew Beaton at the Wall Street Journal estimated the total distance traveled for each team in the tournament based on their base camp and the locations of their three matches of the group stage.
Harry Kane's World Cup hat-trick will dominate the headlines on Monday morning after England enjoyed a sporting weekend to remember. As well as the Three Lions easing into the knockout stages with a 6-1 hammering of Panama there were plenty of other English achievements to toast. After a last-gasp win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener, Gareth Southgate's side knew a place in the last 16 of the World Cup was within touching distance.
With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. Another credit card processing firm told him the same thing: They wouldn't do business with him. In the wake of high-profile mass shootings, corporate America has been taking a stand against the firearms industry amid a lack of action by lawmakers on gun control.
Nigeria might be willing to let Britain, the imperial power that stole its Benin Bronzes, return them on just a loan basis rather than giving them back permanently, it has emerged. While other countries, like Greece over the Elgin Marbles, have refused to accept anything other than a permanent return of treasures seized during the colonial era, it seems that some Nigerian officials might be willing to settle for borrowing back what was stolen from them. Nigeria has been seeking the return of the bronzes ever since the country gained independence from Britain in 1960.
A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans. The Association for Library Service to Children's board made the unanimous decision Saturday at a meeting in New Orleans. The first award was given to Wilder in 1954.
The Port of Rotterdam said on Sunday a clean-up operation was underway after an oil freighter punctured its hull while mooring, releasing a "considerable" amount of heavy fuel oil. Odfjell, the owner of the freighter Bow Jubail, said in a statement the ship had lost 220 tons of heavy fuel oil in the incident, which took place Saturday afternoon. Rotterdam Port said in a statement much of that amount had initially been contained with shields, but some escaped and was leaking into various arteries of the expansive harbor's waterways.
With Peaky Blinders confirmed to return for a further two seasons - on top of the upcoming season 5 - fans have been speculating intensely about where the show is headed next. There is so much stuff happening, so why not finish the job?" creator Stephen Knight revealed to the Birmingham Mail. A set-up which will help catapult the series to its final conclusion, which he envisions as: "In my mind, it ends first air raid siren in the Second World War.
The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation's trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show. The U.S. imported more than 6 billion pounds of seafood valued at more than $21.5 billion in 2017, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which oversees American fisheries. The widening gap comes at a time when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who heads the federal agency that includes NOAA, has identified reducing the deficit as a priority for the government.
Chris Grayling’s ideas were ‘driven by ideology rather than evidence’. In any ideology faith replaces sight. This was the approach the government took when it privatised chunks of the probation service in 2015 – saying it would inject dynamism, deliver improved outcomes and that contracts would link the arms of the criminal justice service.
George Orwell, born 115 years ago on Monday, was the writer who challenged the iniquities of imperialism and capitalism, who took a bullet in the throat fighting fascism, and who taught a Western audience about the horrors of Stalinist communism. Instead, Orwell is often remembered as a man of “genius”, the “greatest political writer of the 20th century”. Through the coveted Orwell Prize, the Orwell Foundation seeks “to celebrate honest writing and reporting, to uncover hidden lives, to confront uncomfortable truths, to promote Orwell’s values of integrity, decency and fidelity to truth”.
How a discarded restaurant napkin led to an arrest in the 32-year-old cold case of a murdered US schoolgirl
Aerial view of the smoldering ruins of the Glasgow School of Art. ‘If the Germans and Poles can reconstruct their destroyed iconic buildings, surely we can,’ writes Louis Hellman. The Glasgow School of Art should be reconstructed as it was (Editorial, 20 June). Mackintosh did not, after all, physically build it himself – his genius resides in the design and a faithful rebuild is no less a Mackintosh building than the original.
Jeremy Hunt must reduce the burden on NHS staff, says Dennis Bacon. Jeremy Hunt said the blame culture in the NHS must change to avoid more scandals like those tragically exposed at Gosport War Memorial hospital (Report, 21 June). Staff are the NHS’s biggest asset and by getting its workforce culture right, not only will Hunt improve patient safety and prevent future scandals such as the one at Gosport hospital, he will reduce the burden on staff that is making so many want to leave the NHS after so many years of service.
This will be a week where the focus shifts to Europe. There is one obvious reason for that: the forthcoming European Council meeting and the Euro Summit on Thursday and Friday. There is however a less obvious reason: what will Europe do about the 20 per cent levy on car imports threatened by Donald Trump, and the more general threat of a trade war?