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Friday's Nations League predictions including Belgium vs.

Sports Mole provides result predictions and previews for all today's Nations League matches including Belgium vs Netherlands. (Author: Gardener)

BelgiumKazakhstan and Azerbaijan start their UEFA Nations League with a game in Group 3 of League C on Friday afternoon. Both nations endured disappointing seasons during the last edition, Kazakhstan had to survive the relegation playoffs to remain in the third division. With Slovakia the clear favorites to win their group, neither side can afford to lose their opening game. A draw may not prove beneficial, especially for Kazakhstan, but we believe a low-goal draw is the most likely outcome on Friday. European leaders Andorra travel to the Daugavas Stadium on Friday night to take on Latvia when the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League begins. The two teams will once again compete in League D - the lowest tier of the competition - but are aiming for unlikely promotion against all odds. Last season's draw specialists meet a side who haven't seen a draw in nine games. We expect that run to continue as Latvia should be able to hold their own against their underdog guests, but they could certainly score if they feel like they've capitalized on their two recent friendly victories . Croatia and Austria kick off their respective 2022/23 UEFA Nations League seasons with a meeting in Osijek on Friday night. The two teams have been drawn in Group 1 of League A alongside France and Denmark and both will play four games in the competition over the next few weeks. Rangnick wants to get off to a perfect start as Austria's head coach, and the guests can definitely look back on a positive result on Friday. However, Croatia have a lot of quality, especially in midfield, and we believe the home side will pull off a narrow win in this competition. UEFA Nations League champions France begin their title defense against Denmark at the Stade de France on Friday night. Didier Deschamps' side beat Spain in last year's final to lift the trophy, but Denmark were eliminated in the group stage and finished runners-up in Group 2 of League A behind Belgium. France are one of the most talented teams in world football, however, and we expect the Blues to go on to eight straight wins in all competitions on Friday night, with a narrow margin. > How France could line up against Denmark Belgium and the Netherlands will both try to get their UEFA Nations League off to a positive start when they meet in Brussels on Friday night. The pair have been drawn in Group 4 of League A alongside Poland and Wales and both sides will play four games in the competition over the next few weeks. Both managers would likely accept a tie if offered before kick-off and we can see the pair split the points on Friday night. Belgium arguably have the superior talent, especially up front, but the Netherlands will be strong at the back and we predict a stalemate here. > How the Netherlands could take on Belgium Belarus and Slovakia start the new UEFA Nations League on Friday when they meet in Serbia. The visitors find themselves in League C after being relegated last season, while Belarus are aiming for promotion again after narrowly failing last time out. Slovakia have a squad more than capable of leading the Nations League group this time around and we're backing them to outclass White Wings and get off to a winning start. Two of European football's underdogs meet Moldova during the opening match of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League at the Rheinpark Stadion on Friday night. The visitors joined their hosts in the competition's bottom tier - Liga D - after suffering relegation last year and will be looking to return to the third division on the first try. It's very difficult to pick a winner from a game where two teams combined have lost 27 of their last 29 games.

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Many social activities are waiting for a zodiac sign

Gemini are warned to watch their words to those in power, while Capricorn may face unexpected troubles. Russell Grant's prediction every day on OK! (Author: Gardener)

GeminiGemini are warned to watch their words to those in power, while Capricorn may face unexpected troubles. Russell Grant's prediction every day on OK! A zodiac sign will benefit from organizing their life Get the latest horoscope straight to your inbox Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for subscribing!We have more newslettersShow meIt's important to stay in control and alert on Friday, even as things start to run low before the weekend begins. For Taurus, this could mean getting rid of the clutter and clutter on the way to an organized lifestyle. There are 12 signs of the zodiac - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces - and the horoscopes for each can give you an overview of what your future holds, be it in work , your love life, your friends and family or more. These daily predictions were compiled by astrologer Russell Grant, who has been reading zodiac signs for over 50 years. From Aries to Pisces, here's what today could bring for your horoscope - and what you can do to be prepared. Would you like to receive our daily horoscopes directly by email every morning? Sign up here. Compliments are taken for a job well done, just in time for you to realize they are grateful for your hard work, so you don't have to apply for a new job elsewhere. Your goal is to organize your life in such a way that no clutter or clutter gets in the way. A neat and tidy work and home environment always makes you feel safer and in control. You won't be pleased if a high-ranking colleague criticizes your work, but you'll play right into their hands if you react with anger or aggression. Watch your words when meeting people in positions of power. Her attention is focused on helping a sick friend or neighbor feel better. No one is as adept as you at making people feel loved and spoiled. Someone close to you will be jealous of all the attention you give to others, but you won't let their tantrums bother you. The need to be socially active will gradually fade when twosome activities get your voice. A rival would like to know what you are up to so they can block your progress. Because of this, projects currently under consideration tend to do better if you can keep them all a secret. You continue to be plagued by doubts regarding a personal or business matter. To be fair, this is starting to annoy someone who is keen to move on. Nevertheless, this matter is important to you and you will not be rushed. Let them know you can count on your help when they need it. The prolonged absence and forgetfulness of a work colleague begins to cause you a lot of inconvenience. A joint work project will also suffer. You're not happy either; By the way, they're so glad to still get credit for jobs you've performed on their behalf. Your reaction could take the wind out of your sails and leave an unsettled atmosphere in the family. Problems you never expected will block your own progress. Creative discussions could lead to practical possibilities. A joint project becomes monotonous and that not only bothers you. A coquettish co-worker or neighbor cannot be trusted. Stop and think about it if you're tempted to team up with friends who want to have fun, no matter the cost.

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The talking points of Friday's Super League

Warrington hosts Leeds live on Sky Sports and the Catalans take on Huddersfield in France in the 14th round. (Author: Gardener)

FridayMatt Prior will return to Leeds when they face Warrington. We take a look at the requests to speak and team news as Round 14 of the Betfred Super League season kicks off on Friday, including Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos live on Sky Sports. Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos (8pm - live on Sky Sports) As the second half of the 2022 Super League season gets underway, Warrington sits two points behind the top six but with renewed confidence. The 12-10 loss to reigning champions St Helens two weeks ago gave Daryl Powell's side a lot of encouragement given the Wolves' performance. Innovator Powell prepares for a new generation of coachesSmith: We're building a new Rhinos identity A mid-season weekend due to the Betfred Challenge Cup Finals has given them a chance to refresh and restart and Head Coach Powell is aiming for the home game on Friday as a chance to get started. "Confidence is a big thing in sport," said Powell, whose Warrington team beat Leeds 22-20 in the opening round of the regular season. "I've been through the second half of our season with the lads and looked at what's in store for us and I just think we have a really good opportunity to move on from that performance, build our game and win games," you see bit different, it's hard to say exactly how different at the moment, but I think we have a great opportunity here and one that we have to take advantage of.” One area to keep an eye on could be The Wolves Kyle Amor will make his Halliwell Jones Stadium debut after the Cumbrian was loaned out by St Helens until the end of the season.The Rhinos, meanwhile, have Matt Prior available again The veteran Aussie is serving a two-game ban and is looking to get on the 24-6 home win over Wakefield Trinity last time out – the first of Rohan Smith's tenure as head coach and I have nothing to look forward to this weekend so I'm excited It's not hard to be back out there with the boys," Prior said. "We didn't start the season the way we wanted, so hopefully we can get some wins and start climbing the ladder." Ian Watson is aiming for Huddersfield to put aside last Saturday's Challenge Cup final defeat while attention turns to securing a place in the Super League play-offs. The former Wales international was named Coach of the Month in May after guiding the Giants into the top four and set his sights on clinching this year's Grand Final immediately after the 16-14 defeat by Wigan Warriors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium reach good. Huddersfield's credentials will face one of the toughest tests in the Super League when they travel to Perpignan on Friday to take on last year's League Leaders' Shield winners and Grand Final runners-up Catalans Dragons, with head coach Watson claiming a repeat of 28th place -12 home wins against the French in early April. "I don't like to lose, I want to win and I want to be a winner, so I'll always strive for that and that won't stop me from what we do," said Watson, who oversaw Salford Red's The Devil's Run to the Grand Final 2019 said. RL News and Gossip BlogSuper League Games | Ranking | RL live on Sky Sports "I still want to win the Grand Final at the end of the year and hopefully that becomes our standard as a group that we continue to race there." They've been like that all season so what we just have to do start once, get over it, move forward and look to the grand final The Catalans, who beat Hull Kingston Rovers 20-8 away in the last Super League game, have reinforcements with the return of Mike McMeeken after a wrist injury.

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Tom Parker's widow Kelsey takes kids to see his memoir

Since his tragic death, Tom's memoir Hope has been published posthumously, chronicling his life from an aspiring singer in Bolton to the final months of his cancer battle. (Author: Gardener)

Tom ParkerTom Parker's widow Kelsey has shared a sweet video of her and her children viewing the late singer Hope's memoir at a bookstore, while The Wanted has confirmed they will be taking a break from performing. 'The Wanted' star Tom died March 30 at the age of 33 after a battle with brain cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020. Doctors gave him only 12 months to live. Since his tragic death, Tom's memoir Hope has been published posthumously, chronicling his life from an aspiring singer in Bolton to the final months of his cancer battle. And his widow Kelsey took their two children - daughter Aurelia, two, and son Bodhi, 21-months - to see her late father's inspirational book at a shop. She took to Instagram on Wednesday to share an emotional video showing the moment her children saw their father's memoir sitting on a bookshelf. In the heartbreaking video, Kelsey walks to the bookstore holding hands with her two children and points to Tom's memoir, which sits on a shelf at the store's entrance. Her daughter Aurelia sweetly runs to the stand and points to the book with a smile on her face, recognizing her father on the cover. Aurelia then grabs one of the books and holds it in a tight hug before kissing the picture of Tom on the book, while Bodhi also carries a copy of the memoir. Kelsey can also be seen flipping through the book with her children, pointing to pictures of them with their doting father in the photo section of the memoir. She then takes her kids across the counter to buy copies of the book, and Aurelia holds the book in both hands in the emotional video. Alongside the poignant clip, Kelsey wrote, "A special moment... very proud to take our babies to see Tom's book in store. “Thank you for all your support and lovely comments. Elsewhere, The Wanted confirmed on Instagram on Wednesday that they would be canceling their performance at Newcastle Racecourse in July as they "reflect" after Tom's death. The group - which includes members Max George, Nathan Skyes, Jay McGuinness and Siva Kaneswaran - said it was "too soon" for them to perform again without Tom. In a statement, the band revealed: "After some thought and with a heavy heart, we can confirm that we will no longer be performing at the Live After Racing event, which is scheduled to take place on July 23rd at Newcastle Racecourse. "It's been a little over two months since we lost Tom and as much as we love performing live, it's just way too early for us to even think about returning to the stage as The Wanted stand. "We're all still processing the events of the last few months and need to take this break to reflect. It comes after Tom's bandmate Max detailed how he still texts his friend as he tries to process his death. Max, 33, who appeared on This Morning on Tuesday, admitted he finds solace in sending Tom's phone photos of fans, but admitted he occasionally forgets the singer has died when texting him sends. He said: "I'm still trying to process it, I'm still texting him. If I get pictures or things that fans have done to him or they send a nice message with Tom, I send it to him via WhatsApp. "That comforts me a little. Tom passed away on March 30 after a nearly two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma. He and his wife Kelsey bravely shared every step of his cancer journey to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer. Speaking about Tom's memoir Hope, Max revealed: "It's a book that Tom wrote in the last 12 months of his life. "It's from the beginning, from his upbringing to the end - the whole journey, how he had tough beginnings and his own problems, but it's a book about hope and it's a book about triumphs and obviously Tom has had a lot of difficulties the trail, especially towards the end - the hardest thing to go through - and of course Kelsey.' She has always been very strong, just like Tom. They were literally two peas in a pod. "She raised awareness about glioblastoma and cancer in general, she was amazing. Meanwhile, Kelsey opened up about Tom's all-encompassing memoir earlier this month as she joined hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on the BBC Breakfast. I'm really strong and I get through every day. "Don't get me wrong it's tough it's been eight weeks since we lost him but I get there every day." Speaking about the book, Kelsey said, "Tom was this guy from Bolton who didn't have much training and then threw himself into this boy band, and that in itself is amazing. "When he was diagnosed they told him that's it, it's stage four and I said to Tom we just have to get through this, we have to be as positive as possible and use everything we can." "We lived every day, we had hope and we had love and laughter."

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Fans praise Sir Billy Connolly's 'beautiful' speech

The Scottish comedian, 79, was hailed for a career spanning more than five decades at the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night. (Author: Gardener)

Billy Connolly'sEmotional viewers have praised Sir Billy Connolly for his "beautiful" acceptance speech at the BAFTA TV Awards as he was honored with the Fellowship gong. The Scottish comedian, 79, was hailed for a career spanning more than five decades at the Virgin Media Bafta TV Awards at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night. The scholarship is the highest award bestowed by The Academy to recognize "outstanding and exceptional contributions" in film, games or television over the course of a career. Viewers were in tears after Sir Billy, also known as The Big Yin, appeared in a pre-recorded message from his home in the US and spoke about his Parkinson's disease as he accepted the honor. Sir Billy said his wife Pamela Stephenson, 72, was dressing for him as he was "severely" suffering from the brain disorder that causes tremors and stiffness, but insisted he had "no complaints". Opening up about the illness, he said: "Hello ladies and gentlemen, I, Billy Connolly, accept my wonderful thing! "Life is good, I haven't been on stage for about two years, it's kind of nice and suits me. It's just one of those things, Parkinson's disease, I suffer a lot from the disease. “My wife dresses me in the morning and undresses me in the evening. It's a fun life, I have no complaints.' Sir Billy, who was knighted for services to entertainment and charity in 2017, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 and retired from live performances five years later but continued to record and appear on television. In his acceptance speech, the legendary comedian went on to joke that he's grateful to receive the prestigious award now that his career is "out the window." He said: "I've only gotten stronger on TV and here we are today, receiving this award. "I couldn't be happier, it made me so happy to get those medals for good attendance now that my career is out the window. After watching his poignant speech, viewers quickly took to Twitter to commend Sir Billy for his candid speech, as they said his award was "well deserved". One person wrote: "Congratulations from the absolute legend Billy Connolly. A third gushed: "So delighted that Sir Billy Connolly has received the BAFTA scholarship so well deserved." While a fourth added: "A bit tearful to see #BAFTA and Sir Billy Connolly get the scholarship. My dad and I watched Billy together and laughed until we cried.' And a fifth tweeted: "So touching to see the wonderful Billy Connolly receive his well deserved BAFTA Fellowship award. And another said: "Everyone else is almost crying at #BillyConnolly at #Baftas2022." Sir Billy, who turns 80 this year, previously spoke to Bafta.org about receiving the prestigious scholarship. He said: "I have a collection of shiny things that I'm very proud of. "It's really important to work, draw, write and be silly for your grandkids," he told Bafta.org, adding, "Doing what you've always done is good for you. "I'm not going to let Parkinson's dictate who I am - I just keep going. I've had a very successful career and I have no regrets." Sir Billy joins a prestigious list of other recipients honored for their work in the world of television including Sir David Attenborough, Dame Julie Walters, Sir Trevor McDonald, Dame Joanna Lumley, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Jon Snow, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Dame Joan Bakewell and others. Sir Billy was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 and retired from live performances in 2018. Born in Glasgow in 1942, Sir Billy began his working life as a welder in the Clyde shipyards before embarking on a career as a folk singer and musician alongside Gerry Rafferty in The Humblebums before developing the stand-up act that made him famous. In 2002, Sir Billy was awarded a Bafta Special Prize and was inducted into the Queen's Birthday Honors 2003 Roll. In 2010 he was bestowed the highest honor Glasgow could bestow on him - the freedom of the city. Two years later he was honored by Bafta Scotland with a Lifetime Achievement Award for six decades in show business. Sir Billy has been married to actress-turned-clinical psychologist and author Pamela Stephenson since 1989. He added of the scholarship, “I am deeply honored. I can't remember how many TV shows - as well as my stage comedy - have contributed to something to look back on fondly. A beautiful thing. “I had no idea the scholarship existed but I was told it was a big deal!. It's nice to be recognized and to become a great guy.' He credits the first of many appearances on Michael Parkinson's talk show in 1975 with helping him become a household name. He said: "It was a huge breakthrough. It made me 10 times more famous than I was. As soon as I got on Parky it sold out and it stayed sold out for the rest of my career.' Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content at Bafta, said: “We are honored to present the 2022 Bafta Fellowship Award to Sir Billy Connolly. "He has made a remarkable contribution to our industry, from his first appearance on Parkinson's in 1975 through his rise to become a national treasure on stage and screen, adored by fans around the world. "Bafta looks forward to celebrating this award with Sir Billy when the time comes, and once again thanking him for his phenomenal career in television." Receiving the scholarship this year means Sir Billy will be recognized by the Bafta for the third consecutive decade, the organization said. which aired this year. Last year he published an autobiography entitled Windswept & Interesting.

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The Sligo woman credits Kylie Minogue with becoming more aware of breast cancer and consequently making her own diagnosis

Caroline Flynn went about her normal life - working as a mental health nurse and studying for her masters while planning her marriage to partner Joe. (Author: Gardener)

Caroline FlynnCaroline (right) with her cousin Colette, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Caroline (right) with her cousin Colette, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Caroline Flynn went about her normal life - working as a mental health nurse and studying for her masters while planning her marriage to partner Joe. When the Ballisodare native discovered a lump in her right breast, it wasn't automatically a cause for concern. This was because Caroline has had dense tissue in her breasts for a long time and has gone to her GP several times to have it looked at just in case. Caroline, who now lives in Manorhamilton, was working with the HSE for adults with ADHD on a new clinical program when she noticed this particular lump. She told The Sligo Champion: "I would have always had dense tissue, I would have gone to the Symptomatic Breast Clinic in Galway a couple of times to have that checked. I figured I'd go to my GP as usual and get a referral and a check-up.” Due to the pandemic, delays in referrals meant that Caroline had to plan around two months for a referral to Galway's Symptomatic Breast Clinic. I got a triple exam, mammogram, ultrasound on both breasts and two biopsies - one where the cyst was which was just a cyst. The 47-year-old had booked a holiday in Lanzarote for the following days and received approval for this holiday. "I wasn't aware at the time that there are different types of breast cancer, now I'm very well educated about it." Caroline was told she would need eight chemotherapy sessions followed by a lumpectomy followed by wire-guided full side treatment and a radium and hormone treatment that she would need for life. "When you get a diagnosis, it's very devastating. Then you have to do different scans, full body scans, PET scans that look all over the body to look for cancer that may have spread and they found an area in my spine and I had to do a biopsy on mine Perform spine before I could start a treatment. I had this every two weeks at Sligo University under Dr. Martin and I have to thank the team there, they are fantastic.” “I got through the chemo very well and the various side effects, it's not easy going through the chemo. It's not easy for your family and friends to watch you have chemo. I would urge anyone starting the journey not to be afraid as you will be very well looked after. “The team at Sligo are fantastic. The next phase of Caroline's treatment begins this Thursday as she heads to Galway for her surgery. It's a long road, and there will be many more hospital appointments for Caroline in the years to come. "It's all the stages, all your pre-scans, your diagnosis, every treatment is individual for everyone. “I still have a fair bit of treatment ahead of me, I have surgery, then the recovery time from radium is 5-6 weeks after that surgery. "Then radium, I don't know my treatment plan for that yet. I think I'll start hormone therapy after the surgery, it will be a lifelong treatment for me. "The usual rule of thumb is 8-10 years, but for me it's going to be life because of this area of ​​the spine, even though the biopsy came back negative they play it safe." Caroline learned many lessons from her cancer diagnosis. Her positivity shines through when she talks about her difficult journey, instead of focusing too much on the difficult days, she strives to encourage others who may be going through something similar. "Of course you're shocked when you get a diagnosis. In the back of your mind, your mortality naturally comes to mind, like death and dying, a subject we don't talk too much about. “It's not just about your physical health. It's also about your mental health. "A lot of people I've spoken to have supported me in the hope that this is very treatable. If someone finds something, don't be afraid to go to your GP and get it taken care of even if you think it's nothing because the treatments are so good these days. "There are a lot of positive stories out there and women have lived with breast cancer and lived normal lives with a good quality of life." There are tough days, of course, and there are also concerns. Your whole world is changing, your career - I had to stop working. "You're worried about money to pay your mortgage and bills, you're worried about your relationship with your partner and family, my parents - worried that they're worried about me. "My partner Joe surprised me after night shift and proposed in May 2020 and we should get married this October but we have postponed that to May next year so that everything goes well we will get married in May next year." There is however Things to look forward to and that positive energy is helpful to Caroline. "You're happy about that and then you have to change everything. I'm positive and that drives me because I look forward to the good days. As you go through the treatment, yes, there are bad days and I'm coming down. Of course enough, but I have fantastic support from my family and friends, and the community in general has been really good.” For Caroline, reading stories about singer/actress Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis in 2005 raised her awareness of the issue. As Caroline read about Minogue, who was 36 at the time, she sat up and took care of herself. She noticed dense tissue in her breasts and although the cyst in her breast ended up not being a cancerous lump, she would not have had her breasts examined without the lump. And on top of that, it would have been easy for Caroline to ignore the lump, having previously examined similar lumps only to find nothing sinister. She added: "Mine goes back to the first time I had problems about twenty years ago. When Kylie Minogue had breast cancer, a young lady was shocked that she would have cancer. "And people wondered why young people weren't getting mammograms. It was around this time that I noticed, maybe around menses, that I had lumps and bumps in my breasts and I had them checked out and I kept doing it and that's the only reason I did it. "Kylie Minogue's story kind of brought this to my attention to send the message to people not to be afraid to have everything checked out. "Don't worry about people thinking you're paranoid. Not only women, men can get breast cancer too. "If you have ever had a history of breast cancer, don't be afraid to ask for an exam," Caroline urged. She continued, "This time I thought I was perimenopausal, which is current at the moment. I thought I was perimenopausal, I thought I was stressed out from work and college and normal life, and I put it down to that. The lump doesn't always appear, and in my case the lump wasn't cancerous, but it showed cancer. Get yourself checked. "This story from Kylie Minogue almost 20 years ago encouraged me to check myself regularly and I check my breasts regularly, in the shower or in bed or wherever you like to do it. 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.” Statistics show that around 23% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland are between the ages of 20 and 50. In an almost gruesome turn of events, Caroline later learned that her first cousin, Colette Peacock, was also diagnosed with the same type of breast cancer. The two are a week apart in age and it was a huge blow to their family when they were both diagnosed. But having each other means they support each other on their respective journeys. “The family connection, there were two of us and we support each other on our way. It was a bit of a shock for the whole family. There's a week between us in old age. “Colette works as a midwife in Sligo. "Here were two girls from the same family, so you're all concerned if there's a genetic part? We also helped each other on our travels. "And with the support of Breast Cancer Ireland." Caroline may have a long way to go - but her positivity means she's tackling it head-on. Earlier this week Caroline walked the final steps of her 100km in 30 days raising funds for Breast Cancer Ireland and is now an ambassador for the event. Last year's 100,000 in 30 days event raised €1.7million for Breast Cancer Ireland and organizers are calling on everyone, whether based in Ireland or abroad, to join the #pinkarmy and attend the June event . Sponsored by Sherry FitzGerald, the event is open to everyone - runners, walkers, wheelchair users, families, colleagues, schools, community groups and sports teams. Founded by husband and wife team Niall Carroll and Cara McAdam of Co. Louth (Blackrock, Dundalk), 100K in 30 Days started in 2020 after Cara was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the past two years, 38,000 people in 36 countries have taken part, raising €3 million for Breast Cancer Ireland. Funds raised through the event have been used to: - Equipment for a new state-of-the-art clinical trials center due to open in June at the new Breast Center on the Beaumont Hospital campus. This new center will bring truly translational medicine to patients and positively change the landscape going forward. - The Shamrock Trial – a new Her2+ breast cancer clinical trial being designed to evaluate a fourth-generation drug and its effectiveness as part of the treatment regimen while reducing the need for chemotherapy. - Research Nurses - Supporting specialist breast research nurses at the eight designated cancer centers tasked with collaborating and collecting patient tissue and serum samples into a large national biobank, allowing clinicians and scientists to take up the entire annual compliment (3,700) nationally and thereby accelerating the results of research discovery. Before these nurses were recruited, each center may have published 1 paper in 18-24 months, and now in the past year only one center has published 12 peer-reviewed research papers activating new clinical trials. - Triple negative breast cancer research - led by Dr. Paul Mullan from the Patrick G. Johnston Center for Cancer Research at Queens University Belfast. This research, started in October 2018, is now showing very promising results in the fight against the growth and spread of the most aggressive triple negative breast cancers (TNBC). Research is ongoing and close to publication/clinical trial development. Caroline and her cousin Colette are just two of the many people across the country attending the event. Both have set up a league to which participants from the Sligo/Leitrim area are invited. To find their league, search for “Caroline and Colette’s Pink Army” after registering on www.100kin30days.ie. Caroline said: "The league is for friendly motivation. Walking is good for everyone physically and it is good for mental health too. "We want people in Sligo and Leitrim to come on board, sports clubs, community organisations, individuals, that would be fantastic," Caroline told The Sligo Champion. "And let's raise a pink army around Sligo and Leitrim and raise funds to find a cure and better treatment for breast cancer. Caroline paid tribute to Alicia Grant, Operations Manager, Breast Cancer Ireland, and Niall Carroll for "their work with Trojans and their fantastic support".

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A$AP Rocky dishes out the origins of romance with Rihanna for Dazed

The 33-year-old rapper recalled his early collaborations with Rihanna in his 2013 music video "Fashion Killa." He also opened up about raising their son to be "open-minded" to Dazed magazine. (Author: Gardener)

RihannaA$AP Rocky dived into the past as he looked back at the beginning of his romance with Rihanna for his cover story in Dazed Magazine's Summer 2022 issue. The 33-year-old rapper recalled how his 34-year-old sweetheart, who gave birth to their first child together earlier this month, first became close to him when she starred in his music video for his single "Fashion Killa" in 2013. Looking back, he said it seemed like "the stars aligned" when the two artists came into each other's orbit. Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) co-directed the Fashion Killa video with his late friend Virgil Abloh, and Rihanna starred in the video with him. The rapper previously formed a friendship with Rihanna (born Robyn Fenty) when he was her tour opener. "I was just on tour with my lady, you know? We wanted it to feel like a love story, a fairy tale with a street twist," he explained of the music video. He shared how he and Rihanna walked arm in arm in Abloh-designed looks down the street in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood - where the Work singer had just bought a penthouse. The rapper also opened up about raising a child with Rihanna, though he didn't directly address their new son, who they welcomed earlier this month. "I will always remind my kids to never lose their imaginations, even as adults, no matter what," Rocky explained, revealing that he's a fan of childhood memories like cartoons. "I actually love watching cartoons — I've seen Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Yo Gabba Gabba, Peppa Pig and Baby Shark." He added that he hopes to "raise open-minded kids" and "not people who discriminate “. "And I'm not trying to describe a saint, but realistically I just want a cool kid with cool parents," he clarified. Although post-collaboration rumors had circulated for years, it wasn't until December 2019 that the two seemed particularly cozy when they posed together on the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards. In January 2020, the two were reportedly dating, and while they declined to comment on the relationship for the year, they capped it by spending Christmas together in their native country of Barbados, where Rocky's father is also from. Her red carpet debut came at the 2021 Met Gala, which the hitmaker also discussed with the mag. Though the two arrived together in voluminous ensembles, Rocky revealed that he rarely tries Rihanna to mix and match their outfits. The fluffy quilt he arrived wrapped in turned out to be a chance find, not originally intended for his outfit. I said, "Can I have that blanket?" And he said, "Well, I was actually just saving." He had picked out a few looks for me, but I was hot on his heels for that blanket. That's why I decided to wear a quilt to the Met Gala," he continued. Rocky attributed the way the two often seem to complement each other to their similar tastes and fashionable looks. We're naturally good-looking together," he said. "You know, it would take a lot of work to force us together before we leave the house. Sometimes we match a T, or we just wear the same clothes.” The two even share clothes. "If I buy a shirt that she likes, I expect it to be stolen... He also delved into his trips to Barbados with Rihanna, which he described as 'surreal.'" I had a family there, all five of them years [to New York], a family I've only spoken to on the phone my entire life," he explained. I was brought up to know where I came from, but I lacked actual experience.” Elsewhere in the interview, Rocky got personal about an incident in 2019 in which he “slit open” his face, resulting in a thin scar , running from the corner of his mouth down his cheek. After the incident, Rocky began wearing scarves on his head, both to cover the injury and as a style item. But over time, the rapper has embraced the scar, even if he still wears his scarves occasionally. "I think scars are like war wounds, they just remind you where you're from and what you have to show for it," he told Dazed. “The average person doesn't have one type of look. “We all have scars or imperfections. I think sometimes your scars bring you back to reality. Make it work for you,' he added. A$AP wore various streetwear looks from Gucci's Adidas collaboration Exquisite Gucci for the interview.

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Manchester United are heading for a new post-Pogba, post-Woodward era

The names leaving Manchester United are more interesting than the ones coming in now. It's time for massive change. (Author: Gardener)

Manchester UnitedThe names leaving Manchester United are more interesting than the ones coming in now. It's time for massive change. Losing the same player on a free transfer (twice) - and dumping £100m at the same club who will likely sign him twice for free - as and what he did and didn't do when he could go on the pitch at the weekend, but I really don't care today. This could really be a turning point for Manchester United. They will be replaced by real footballers. Maybe, just maybe, we're going back to the days of football decisions, rather than offering players contracts they don't deserve and haven't earned so they can be counted as assets on a balance sheet at the end of the year or will affect their Instagram followers support to attract corporate sponsors. Fair or not, Pogba will be remembered as the face of a toxic, mismanaged dressing room at the heart of one of the most dysfunctional eras in the club's history. With Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Cavani and many others leaving at the end of their contracts and who knows how many more Erik ten Hag just doesn't want anymore, United are clearly on their way to a new era. And that's all any United fan wants right now. James (Never forget Woodward & Co actually backed this lad via Mourinho), MUFC… Hello, I realize we're in a summer slump with all sorts of names being associated with Man Utd but I can suggest that more importance be attached to who is leaving. The same players have been filling the squad for years, they are a major contributor to the depression and air of failure at the club... Farewell Pogba (now reported as gone), Matic, Martial, Mata, Perriera, Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Lingard, Williams, Tuanzebe... thanks for not much. Many years ago, in the good old days, I traveled to Rome to see Manchester United face Barcelona in the 2009 final. While it certainly wasn't that high on the f**cology scale this weekend, things got really messy as kick-off approached. I bought a ticket from a boy for a princely sum, but since I couldn't confirm it was real, I said I'd pay him as soon as we got through the ticket barrier. He agreed, which convinced me it was probably real. I hadn't really had a drink during the day as I was concentrating on securing a ticket and getting closer to the ground as I fumbled for one, just a few pints as I took in the whole spectacle from 1pm. I remember a scary crush at the last turnstiles and people getting very mad at the stewards who looked scared. When I got to the front it was maybe 20-25 minutes after kick off and the guy told me I had to go to the other side of the stadium with my ticket. I lost the rag a bit, said I was directed here, paid a lot of money for the ticket and couldn't miss the kick off, he shrugged and waved me through. Me and this guy walked up these stairs, we obviously hit it off, I paid him and we parted. I climbed the stairs, no one checked my ticket at any point, I walked into one spot that correlated with my ticket number, still not entirely sure if the ticket was genuine or if I should have gone all the way over to the other Side. People are paying through their noses to get involved in these massive one-off games, whether through official channels or not. You need to plan for people trying to jibe. You must have a sufficient number of experienced employees. You must have working equipment to ensure everything runs smoothly. You need a good plan B if everything goes wrong. You have to make sure people can get off the ground safely too. There is absolutely no evidence to support these ridiculous claims they are making about almost 40,000 fake tickets. If you can't see the disturbing parallels here with Hillsborough, I don't know what else to tell you. Still, they at least had the good sense to enlist Camila Cabello (sponsored by Pepsi) for the pre-game entertainment. ... I find it quite awful that both Uefa and at least one person on this site are saying that the Liverpool fans are to blame. Have some tried their luck? I also find it strange that everyone is quick to say it's Liverpool fans with no evidence, while there are videos on Twitter of French fans recording themselves waltzing through turnstiles and kissing security on the cheek before they are allowed to continue into the stadium. without a ticket. In another video, a guy strolls right over the turnstile, waves to security, who doesn't bother to check his ticket, and then tells his 6 friends to do the same. I haven't seen evidence of Liverpool fans yet, but I've seen evidence of French people doing it. Sure it's only two videos but it's two more than I've seen from Liverpool fans. Shouldn't the cities hosting these events be checked first by UEFA to ensure the right infrastructure is in place before awarding such major events? For me, the blame lies with UEFA and the stadium organizers and the local police. No matter where the showpiece is, fans will try their luck, that goes without saying. But the authorities were supposed to take that into account when organizing, and that clearly didn't happen. In the two videos I saw, "Security" was a girl in her early 20's and a man of a similar age. It seems like maybe the problem was that people were cutting corners on key employees to keep lining their pockets. Is there another explanation for the French politicians' reaction to blaming Liverpool fans for the problems ahead of the UCL final? This may well be an absolutely massive oversimplification/ridiculous conspiracy theory (but doesn't make much more sense at this stage...). Perhaps France's politicians are determined not to blame the North African immigrant population for their alleged role in the riots, for fear of stoking right-wing/racist sentiment so shortly after what fell close at the last election? Perhaps it's just easier to blame the British and control a potentially volatile domestic situation? Probably complete nonsense, but I can't think of anything else to explain what they're doing. I have a feeling Harry Kane will achieve this next season, injury permitting: Become Tottenham Hotspur's all-time leading scorer. England's all-time top scorer and joins or overtakes Rooney for second behind Shearer in the PL goals column. Looking back at his last few seasons, injuries have paid off two in which he's been well on track for 20+ - last season he started playing football in November which remains frustrating as he ended up scoring 17 goals. 25+ in the league next season plus another healthy CL campaign. I can't imagine the guy scoring as many points as they did in Dortmund because of the way City play. He'll do well but if the expectation is more than 25 league goals I can't see it. Abolish Playoffs I have a simplified solution to the problem of referee errors in playoff finals. Just throw out the playoff system and let the top three teams advance like it used to be growing up. Over the course of a season, the top three teams have accumulated more points or goal difference than the rest. Of course, these three teams have benefited from refereeing errors in some games and these errors may not even out over the course of the season. However, the law of large numbers (if I remember correctly from my stats class) makes it less likely that a given team will repeatedly benefit from refereeing decisions (unless you're Ferguson's United... Phil Neville admitted that himself). Let's talk about the price of beer As a Huddersfield fan I had avoided the media but thought this email might now have a chance of getting published to and among all Liverpool fans. Not about the standard of refereeing (appalling), but about the beer at Wembley. I expected to be ripped off but didn't expect Wembley to do that to me. At halftime I literally watched (and filmed) the caterers pouring Budweiser from a can into a plastic beer. A warm can of lager which I can buy 4 for £6 (they were pint cans and I'm generous about London prices) placed in a plastic cup and then put up for sale for £6.85. I'm from Yorkshire so expect the usual 'strict northerner' but this really upset me. Because we, as fans, accept being treated like ATMs. The only way to stop this is to simply stop buying them. Two matches wasted beer and they had changed their pricing policy accordingly. Any other thoughts for other reasons? It seems to go without saying that £5 is the price of beer and while I object, at least they don't pretend to be serving a fresh pint disguised as a can. What prices would you like to see? Oh, football-wise (couldn't resist) I actually expected City to be relegated this season so it was a pleasant surprise where they ended up. A promotion would have been too early, we're not ready as a squad and it's a bit bumpy behind the scenes. As in 16 conclusions I can't see that we're losing a lot of players, beefing up the defense a bit and I think we'll be there.

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Realities collide in political shows

SUNDAYS can sometimes seem like a twilight zone between the political week just past and the one to come, but are they home to an alternative... (Author: Gardener)

SUNDAYSSUNDAYS can sometimes seem like a twilight zone between the political week that has just passed and the one to come, but is it home to an alternate reality, a parallel universe where things are not as they seem? SUNDAYS can sometimes seem like a twilight zone between the political week that has just passed and the one to come, but is it home to an alternate reality, a parallel universe where things are not as they seem? The question arose while Clive Myrie watched an interview with Andrei Kelin, Russia's ambassador to the UK, on ​​BBC1 on Sunday morning. The question arose while Clive Myrie watched an interview with Andrei Kelin, Russia's ambassador to the UK, on ​​BBC1 on Sunday morning. Myrie asked the ambassador about Russia's actions in Ukraine and whether they constituted war crimes. After the interview, Myrie spoke to BBC Russia Editor Steve Rosenberg about this discrepancy between what was happening in Ukraine and what Russia was saying. Here was the world of alternate realities, or parallel universes, familiar to Rosenberg from working with the Kremlin but not often featured in any discussion of British politics. Two alternative realities vied for prominence in the Sunday papers and political programs. Boris Johnson was clear on one thing following the publication of Sue Gray's report on Downing Street parties. In another version of reality, he remained in serious trouble as two by-elections and a parliamentary inquiry into whether he misled parliament would have further ramifications. Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, was a Minister in the Government Fire Service. The first to tackle it was Sky News' Sophy Ridge, who noted that the former party leader had taken on the role for the second time this week. "I'm always happy to come out and talk about what we're doing in government," he said. Ridge asked him about a story in the Sunday Times that Downing Street had put pressure on Ms Gray to remove names from her report. "What does that mean?" Ridge asked. It appeared to be a phrase that could have come from Yes Minister or The Thick of It. Regardless, Mr Lewis stood by the line that any suggestion of interference was wrong. Asked if he could vouch that no pressure was put on Ms Gray, he said: "I have absolutely no doubts that that is the case. Anyone who worked in #10 knows Sue Gray well enough that something like that wouldn't work. "I am confident, especially now that No. 10 has openly indicated and denied that this happened, that Sue Gray had the freedom to write the report she would like to write and publish." Nor did they trouble him Conservative MPs who withdrew their support from the Prime Minister after seeing the Gray report. Not in the interest of the country or the Conservative Party. Surely he was concerned about a YouGov MRP poll released Saturday that predicted the Conservatives would lose all but three of the 88 seats on the battlefield in the next general election? Such a survey is a "snapshot in time," said Mr. Lewis. On Sunday morning, Myrie asked if Mr Johnson would have to go if the Conservatives lost next month's by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton. I don't think we're going to lose those two by-elections either.” Not to be outdone, BBC Scotland's Sunday Show had its own foray into alternate realities: one suggested by interviewer Martin Geissler, the other by Craig Hoy MSP, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party. When asked about a link between the release of the Gray report on Wednesday and the Chancellor's multi-billion dollar aid package the following day, Mr Hoy said there was no link. The aid was announced on Thursday because the House of Commons would go on recess the next day, Mr Hoy said. In whatever alternate reality you chose to believe, the date of the break was undeniably true.

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What Rashford managers have said about Man Utd ace amid Ten Hag decision

Ten Hag must decide whether Rashford will be in his plans at Manchester United after the attacker struggled under interim boss Ralf Rangnick last season (Author: Gardener)

RashfordTen Hag must decide whether Rashford is in his plans at Manchester United After the attacker struggled under interim boss Ralf Rangnick last season, Erik ten Hag must make a decision on whether Marcus Rashford is in his plans. One of the biggest decisions against Erik ten Hag at Manchester United this summer is what to do with Marcus Rashford. The Englishman struggled a lot last season, scoring just five goals in all competitions. Caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick was unwilling to give him playing time and only started him nine times in the Premier League during his tenure at Old Trafford. Rashford burst onto the scene after making his debut from Louis van Gaal in 2016 but has slipped in recent months. Here, Mirror Football looks at what the managers he played under at United have said about him as Ten Hag weighs his options. Van Gaal gave him both his European Championship and Premier League debuts, with Rashford scoring twice on both occasions. If you're 18 and you come in, I can understand last Thursday because you come in and do your thing with no pressure. But the second time is always more difficult and he played a very good match," he told Sky Sports. "He did the things I asked him to do. He scored again, four goals in two games. You get the chance and you have to perform, you have to do the things that we ask you to do. Louis van Gaal gave frequent praise to Rashford in his debut season with United's senior team. Should Marcus Rashford be part of Erik ten Hag's plans at Manchester United? Rashford had periods when he struggled under Van Gaal and was substituted at half-time in a defeat by Tottenham later that season. But he responded by scoring one of the goals that sent United through to the 2016 FA Cup semi-finals, to the delight of Van Gaal. He scores so many important goals but he can handle that attention and focus. If you have criticism, he can also deal with criticism, he can say: "Yes, manager, you are right and I have to do that." I think that's great because not many players can see their self-image in a game", said Van Gaal. Rashford increasingly became a key player under Van Gaal's successor Jose Mourinho. But their relationship steadily eroded throughout the Portuguese tenure, as in May 2018 when Mourinho hung the striker to dry after a terrible performance in defeat to Brighton. "I thought, for some of them, the opportunity to start a game, the opportunity to give an explanation to those who have had criticism of my decisions during the season, 'Why always Lukaku?' Now you see why some players don't do it." I don't play all the time. Maybe now you're not asking questions about why some don't play every week," he said. The following season, Mourinho was criticized for Rashford's perceived lack of playing time. "Speaking of Marcus, I think I can expect to play this Sunday being heavily criticized for not playing him tomorrow because some of the guys are really obsessed with me and some of them I think have a problem with some compulsive lying." Mourinho was furious in September 2018. "So I can assume that some of them will wake up this Sunday morning and as always the first thing that comes to mind is Jose Mourinho so I can imagine on Sunday I'll be criticized for that that I didn't play Marcus. He played well, he fought well, he scored and especially at a time when he's a bit sad after his suspension and it was very good that he did that. Jose Mourinho had an at times strained relationship with Rashford "In the 16-17 season, Marcus Rashford played 32 Premier League games, 11 Europa League games including the final, three FA Cup games, six League Cup games , including the finals, and the Community Shield "Am 17./18. he played 35 games in the Premier League, eight in the Champions League, five in the FA Cup including the final, three League Cup games and the European Super Cup final. “He played a total of 52 games with 2,676 minutes. If you divide that by 90, you get 29.7 matches. So with me in two seasons he had 105 appearances, 5,744 minutes, 63.7 games of 90 minutes including five finals, so I think people talking about his minutes are a bit confused. Rashford's most successful spell at United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has by far been under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's management. Despite being ruled out of the first part of this season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, Solskjaer was looking forward to getting him fit again "I know we will see the best of Marcus in the years to come. He has achieved remarkable things at a young age and is now coming into his prime for a footballer. He is gaining more and more experience," Solskjaer said last October. “He's had time to think about what he's been doing off the pitch too because he's done some fantastic things and now maybe prioritize his football and focus on football. He has a challenge here at Man United and a challenge to play for England and I think Marcus is one of those guys who takes on those challenges." "He's going to express himself and his talent and he knows we want a lot from him, but we will also give it time to get back to what it was and can be. Of course he had to bear a lot of responsibility for us because we were injured and other players were out and he did so much for the team at such a young age.” Ralf Rangnick was very critical of Rashford's performances in the past season. Solskjaer was sacked just over a month after backing Rashford in a bid to quickly get back to his best form. And under his successor Rangnick, the Englishman experienced a bad time in which the German repeatedly demanded an increase in performance. "Marcus, it's no secret he's not having his best time right now, it also has to do with rhythm and confidence, yes again it's our job to help him get that confidence back and that's why I've decided bring it to him," Rangnick said in April. "In the end, of course, he has to do it himself, but the only thing we can do is talk to him regularly and tell him what we want him to do and what we want him to do. We all know Marcus can play better, but come back in at the end of the steps he has to take himself."

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