Attack the priority, signings over youth and £50m budget – Leeds United fans’ January wishlist

Leeds United may have to buck a recent trend and undertake an active January transfer window given their current league position. The Whites currently sit 15th in the Premier League, just five points above the bottom three and with a daunting December run of fixtures ahead, January could be a huge month both on and… Continue reading Attack the priority, signings over youth and £50m budget – Leeds United fans’ January wishlist

Omicron Variant Live Updates: The Latest News on Covid-19

ImagePresident Biden at the White House on Wednesday.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times President Biden will announce Thursday that the more than 150 million Americans with private health coverage will be able to get at-home coronavirus tests reimbursed by their insurers, and that international travelers must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken the day… Continue reading Omicron Variant Live Updates: The Latest News on Covid-19

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IOC Says It Held Second Video Call With Peng Shuai

The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that it had held a second call with the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, trying anew to deflect criticism of its light-touch approach to China only months before the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. “We share the same concern as many other people and organizations about the well-being and… Continue reading IOC Says It Held Second Video Call With Peng Shuai

Paul Robinson endorses Victor Orta for Newcastle United role amid talk of potential switch from Leeds United

Paul Robinson has admitted that Victor Orta will be tempted to swap Leeds United for Newcastle United. The Spaniard has done a great job during his time at Elland Road but rumours have emerged linking him with a move further north. Since their takeover, one of the changes highest on the list of priorities at… Continue reading Paul Robinson endorses Victor Orta for Newcastle United role amid talk of potential switch from Leeds United

UK snow LIVE: London hit with morning deluge as winter freeze hits Britain | Weather | News

Jim Andrews, a meteorologist from AccuWeather.com, has warned Thursday will be “the coldest day of the week, if only by a narrow margin”. He told Express.co.uk: “Scattered overnight showers streaming in from the sea amidst near-freezing chill can lead to icy patches by daybreak on untreated roadways and paths. “One area subject to this concern will… Continue reading UK snow LIVE: London hit with morning deluge as winter freeze hits Britain | Weather | News

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‘Call Me Dog Tag Man’: Pacific Island Is Full of War Relics and Human Remains

BIAK, Indonesia — On a remote coral island in Indonesia, a history lover who keeps a collection of old bombs in his living room scours the jungle for war relics — and sometimes finds human bones, too. “People call me Dog Tag Man,” said Alberth Wakum, who hopes one day to open a museum showcasing… Continue reading ‘Call Me Dog Tag Man’: Pacific Island Is Full of War Relics and Human Remains

Marcelo Bielsa’s Tyler Roberts message makes Patrick Bamford’s Leeds United recall clearer

A 90-minute accident may have been all the temptation Marcelo Bielsa needed to make Leeds United fans’ week on Sunday, had it not been for one performance on Tuesday. Brentford’s trip to Elland Road will mark 79 days since Patrick Bamford was last seen in Bielsa’s first team on that Friday night in Newcastle. It… Continue reading Marcelo Bielsa’s Tyler Roberts message makes Patrick Bamford’s Leeds United recall clearer

Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

The unfairness of the global pandemic response As wealthy countries scrambled to shield their populations from the Omicron virus variant with travel bans and booster shots, the W.H.O. scolded them, calling the steps ineffective and unfair. The appearance of the new variant, about which little is known, has reopened fraught questions of equity in how… Continue reading Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

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Citing Covid-19, Climate and Wars, U.N. Asks Donors for Big Jump in Funding

GENEVA — When the United Nations made its last appeal for humanitarian aid funding before the pandemic, it asked donors for about $29 billion. But in the past year alone, there has been a huge jump in the number of people needing help. And so the United Nations is asking for more aid — $41… Continue reading Citing Covid-19, Climate and Wars, U.N. Asks Donors for Big Jump in Funding

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Staggering 1 in 3 kids in West Yorkshire classed as overweight by Y6

A special team at Leeds Children’s Hospital is on track to open a brand new clinic to treat some of West Yorkshire’s most obese children. Helmed by Dr Caroline Steele, a Paediatric Consultant Endocrinologist and lead for children’s weight management, the clinic aims to tackle some of the potentially life threatening complications that can arise… Continue reading Staggering 1 in 3 kids in West Yorkshire classed as overweight by Y6