IPL 2021: All-round Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 54 runs
Glenn Maxwell starred with both bat and ball as the Royal Challengers Bangalore put in an all-round performance to beat Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. SportzPics
RCB's batting started off on the wrong note, with Jasprit Bumrah taking the early wicket of Devdutt Padikkal. Bumrah would go on to take the wickets of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers as well. SportzPics
Virat Kohli was pivotal in steering RCB to a defendable total, scoring a half-century which saw him reach the 10000-run mark in T20 Cricket. He was aided by Glenn Maxwell, who scored 56 runs. RCB eventually managed to post a total of 165, after losing wickets in quick succession towards the end of their innings. SportzPics
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock then got Mumbai off to a pretty good start, putting together a partnership of 57 runs. SportzPics
Country diary: Lichen shows that there is life among the deadEgleton, Rutland: The living pile on to the foundations of the dead, generation after generation ‘Like a picture on a sombre wall or, indeed, a butterfly on a village sign, lichen adorns these old stones with an art no sculptor could emulate.’ Photograph: Simon Ingram
New Zealand’s weird and wonderful vaccine rollout. The government is using an array of sweeteners, gimmicks and incentives to raise inoculation rates, including turning a 787 Dreamliner into a vaccination clinic
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been nominated as the presidential candidate of France's Socialist party, partial party vote results showed Thursday, despite her languishing in the race to unseat incumbent Emmanuel Macron. The 62-year-old politician, who announced her plans to run for president a month ago, aims to revive the fortunes of the beleaguered Socialists in April's election with a campaign stressing environmental and social issues.She won more than 72 percent of votes cast by party member
An electric cargo drone designed to carry up to 200 kilograms (441 pounds) successfully completed its first public flight at the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, on October 12.This footage filmed by Volocopter GmbH shows the VoloDrone’s three-minute test flight. According to the company, the flight reached a maximum altitude of 22 meters (about 72 feet) while carrying a Euro-pallet-sized load in a box between the drone’s landing gear.The demonstration showed “how drone operations can extend the existing logistics infrastructure for land or sea transport to create entirely new supply chains and transport routes,” Volocopter said in a press release.The ITS World Congress, a convention centered on “smart mobility and the digitalization of transportation,” is being held in Hamburg from October 11 to 15. Credit: Volocopter GmbH via Storyful
Government plans to publish league tables for GP surgeries and allow patients to rate their performance via text message do not "make any sense to me whatsoever", the head of the Royal College of GPs has told Sky News. Professor Martin Marshall said a new package of support for GP surgeries in England, which ministers say will help them "see more people face-to-face and more promptly", fails to "address the fundamental problems" facing practices.
Christmas has come very early to Soham in Cambridgeshire. Helen and John Attlesey have covered their house with hundreds of Christmas decorations to raise money for charity. They started it ten years ago when their grandson was first diagnosed with epilepsy. This year though the light display comes in the middle of an energy crisis but Helen is reluctant to tell John how much the electricity bills are.
A New Zealand woman did her best Bruce Bogtrotter impression in Auckland, eating an entire three-tier Japanese cheesecake in under five minutes.Auckland-based competitive eater and model Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges.“It’s, like, so creamy,” Zisser says in the video as she eats the cheesecake, which she bought from Uncle Tetsu’s and decorated herself.She managed to scarf down the dessert in just four minutes and 55 seconds without the help of any liquids.Zisser’s YouTube account chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
The chancellor has appeared to rule out helping businesses with soaring gas prices, saying "it's not the government's job" to manage the costs of individual products. Asked if he would accept some companies going out of business, Rishi Sunak said he "believes in a market economy". The chancellor stood firm on the government's refusal to increase immigration to address labour shortages.