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The latest news from across Wales, the rest of the UK and around the world (Author: Gardener)

WalesHello Wales and welcome to the 24 hour Friday breaking news blog. We bring you the latest news from across Wales. And the blog will keep you up to date with major news from Britain and beyond - including Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which continues to dominate the headlines. Contribute to the live blog by posting your comments below - or tweet us @WalesOnline to share the latest news from your region.


Global BC's highlights of the week

Each week at Global BC we will be highlighting our stories to brighten up your Friday and weekend. Here are five stories from this week. (Author: Gardener)

Global BC'sThe new Vancouver Canucks Pride Night jerseys are designed by Swedish artist Mio. Each week at Global BC we will be highlighting our stories to brighten up your Friday and weekend. With the world's attention still on Ukraine and the Russian invasion, this week we spoke to a Metro Vancouver man who is joining two other Canadians and a UK man to rescue three ambulances carrying vital medical equipment to bring war-torn country. The team have already secured one ambulance, donated fully laden by Bristol Ambulance Service, and are working to finalize the purchase of two more by next week. From there they hope to load them with as much medical gear as possible before driving them to Poland and then across the border into Ukraine. The ambulances and equipment are then donated to Ukrainian civilian officials. The world also celebrated International Women's Day this week. It envisions a diverse, just and inclusive planet where women's differences are celebrated and stereotypes and discrimination are a thing of the past. We portrayed five women who do extraordinary things every day in our province to empower and empower others. 'An absolute icon': Chinatown restaurant reopens nearly seven years after fire Nearly seven years after it was destroyed by fire, a legendary restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown has reopened - and brought new life to the historic district. The restaurant opened in 1979 and has been run by the same family for years. "It took us seven years to rebuild it and get to this stage," she told Global News. Canucks don new Pride pre-match jersey ahead of Friday's matchup against Washington Capitals The Vancouver Canucks' latest community-focused pre-match jersey will hit the ice Friday, this time in support of the LGBTQ2 community. The team will wear the new kits during the warm-up ahead of their Pride Night at 7pm. Matchup with the Washington Capitals. The white jersey features the Canucks' leaping orca logo in the rainbow colors of the Pride flag and was designed by queer Swedish artist Mio. Elements inspired by the artist's own experiences and the landscape of British Columbia - mountains, forest, sky, ice and sea - have been incorporated into the Orca crest. Kris Stewart takes her shot. "To each their own, I don't expect everyone to understand or agree, and that's totally fine," Stewart said. Stewart wants to clone Bear, her ragdoll cat who was hit and killed by a car in late January. "A lady in an SUV was speeding through the neighborhood and that was it," Stewart said.


Steven Gerrard's eleven claim victory at the Elland Round

Match report and free highlights as Leeds plummet towards the relegation zone continued; Aston Villa drove to victory at Elland Road thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho, Matty Cash and Calum Chambers; Leeds have now suffered six straight defeats while Villa have won the last three (Author: Gardener)

Steven Gerrard'sJesse Marsch suffered a second consecutive Premier League defeat as Leeds manager as Aston Villa clinched a 3-0 win at Elland Road to deepen the Yorkshire club's relegation woes. It was another worrying performance from Leeds, who fell behind after a lackluster start in the 22nd minute when Philippe Coutinho's low shot easily touched defender Pascal Struijk to defeat goalkeeper Illan Meslier. Leeds failed to create chances in the first half and Marsch - who said his players succumbed to the pressure ahead of another full house at Elland Road - responded by sending on Joe Gelhardt for Rodrigo at half-time, and he also sent Patrick Bamford to follow up extended time on the sidelines for the first time in 2022. However, Leeds fortunes did not change and Matty Cash gave Villa a 2-0 lead in the 66th minute. Villa made the game safe eight minutes later when Chambers' brilliant strike selected the top corner to worsen Leeds' problems and sent the home fans for the exits. The final whistle brought boos from Leeds supporters, who stayed grounded as Marsch's side fell further back towards the relegation zone. Leeds, who have suffered six straight defeats and conceded 21 goals, remain in 16th place but are just two points above the relegation zones, having played more games than Everton and Burnley below. Villa have had three wins in their last three games, scoring nine goals and conceding none as they progress to the top half of the table. Marsh, 48, said he wouldn't get much sleep after watching his new side lose for the second time in a week. "I'm not afraid of the moment and the situation. "Of course we have a really difficult situation. I won't sleep much tonight, I can promise you that. "But I will think carefully and make sure I regroup and help the team regroup so we can do a much better job on Sunday." I underestimated the stress of the moment from the players' perspective. "I've heard a lot about the Elland Road crowd and I thought it was fantastic from the start. "But I could also see that the players want to do so well for each other and for the club and the fans, which puts more pressure and stress on them her shoulders.” “They have big games ahead of them, but it wasn't good enough against Aston Villa. They have massive problems defensively because the number of goals they concede is not good enough. "The new manager has come and they are still conceding too many goals. It's a big task for Jesse Marsch now and he needs to start winning football games because Leeds are firmly behind them and Burnley and Everton both have games in hand. " "With all Leeds' problems in defence, they've struggled to create anything worth mentioning against Villa and even in difficult runs before that, a lack of chances isn't something we've associated with Leeds at the top for the last two seasons ourselves as Bamford returned to his first appearance of 2022 after a long stint on the touchline, Leeds had just four shots against Aston Villa, the fewest in a league home game since September 2016, which was also four against Huddersfield. "Leeds did me didn't create much, especially in the first half," Morrison added. Then they brought in Joe Gelhardt and Bamford and they looked more threatening early in the second half but they only created half chances. They didn't create clear chances. He added added: "Leeds just have to mind their own business and beat the teams in and around them, starting at Norwich. They need three points against Norwich if they want to stay in the Premier League.” Aston Villa's winning streak continued as they finished ninth in the table with three straight wins. "I'm very happy," he said after the 3-0 win. “The team is in a fantastic place and the mood is good, but we have to stay cautious and keep adjusting. * Jesse Marsch is the first Leeds manager to lose his first two league games in charge since Garry Monk in August 2016, while becoming the first in the Premier League since George Graham in September 1996. * Leeds have lost six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since February 2004, while this is the first time they have lost four Premier League games in a row without scoring since March 1982. * Aston Villa have lost for the first time since one streak of four Premier League games in December 2009 under Martin O'Neill won three straight games without conceding. * Villa have scored more than two goals in 27 Premier League away games for the first time since beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 in December 2020. Leeds host Norwich on Sunday in a crucial game in their fight for Premier League survival , kick-off at 2 p.m. "It's basically a final on Sunday [against Norwich] and we have to find a way to get a result in that game," said Leeds manager Marsch after the Villa defeat. "Leeds have Norwich, Brentford have Burnley and Everton has Wolves. That's three mighty games.” Meanwhile, Aston Villa travel to West Ham on the same day, also kicking off at 2pm.


A zodiac sign will make an important new friendship

One zodiac sign is frustrated by the relaxed attitude of someone close to them, while another is struggling to nurture their closest relationships (Author: Gardener)

OneOne zodiac sign is frustrated by the relaxed attitude of someone close to them, while another is struggling to nurture their closest relationships. Russell Grant takes a look at what today could bring for your horoscope - and what you can do to be prepared. You might wish you hadn't agreed to join forces when, no matter how careful you try to be, their careless ways are having a marked impact on your own progress. You might be surprised by information that convinces you that your reason for not supporting a project is both reasonable and valid. Someone has made it a habit to disappear when there is something to do. Although you don't shy away from responsibility, you don't intend to fulfill the duties of a roommate or co-worker as well as your own. Knowing that you have the unwavering support of a close friend or partner gives you the confidence to take on an exciting challenge. Whether you can achieve this goal remains to be seen, but you certainly don't have to look for it whenever you need help, advice or guidance. Once they accept a favor from you, they will be more likely to give you the information you need. Are you single and looking for love? Reach out to new people to find what you're looking for. Important new friendships will be made that will have a major impact on your life. Still, tread carefully when it comes to romance. Don't give away your heart too quickly. If you are in a committed relationship, a neighbor will try to come between you and your partner. Happiness will come through social contact. Don't be too quick to turn down an offer to renew a previously broken relationship. Opportunities like this don't come every day. Perhaps you wish you hadn't gotten involved in a power struggle involving children, an elderly relative, or domestic issues. It will be important to voice your concerns in a work situation, but don't let a controversial subject come between you and someone you've always got on well with. An idea involving other members of your community that started 12 months ago is getting bigger and better this year. A fundraising venture brings like-minded people together to support a worthwhile charity. Do everything you can to nurture your closest relationships. A grant makes it possible for a community project to continue as planned. This will come as some relief when many people have almost given up on this ever happening. Side jobs or social commitments are your chance to try something you've always wanted to do. For this reason, you do not mind taking on additional tasks. You'll quickly get the hang of what looks like a complicated process at first. Put your thoughts into action and ignore any objections that come your way. Once other people see the results, they'll understand why you had to act on your ideas. Ideas you have for improving your work or home environment will benefit many.


Jones Knows says Brighton could end Liverpool's winning streak

Match highlights from all Premier League games this season will be shown on the Sky Sports website and app; Watch Manchester United v Tottenham, Chelsea v Newcastle, Leicester v Arsenal and Crystal Palace v Man City live on Sky Sports; Play Super 6 on Saturday (Author: Gardener)

Jones KnowsLet our tipster Jones Knows guide you through a busy Premier League weekend with his insights, analysis, tips and predictions. When planning their path through the break-in, Liverpool fans have circled this game as a potential hiccup. Despite winning just three of their last 23 games (just 90 minutes) and going into this game with four straight defeats, Brighton are a tricky side for the big boys to get past. In their last 26 games against teams who finished in the top nine of the Premier League last season, Brighton have lost just four games by more than one goal. Included in that run are a 1-0 win at Anfield, a 1-1 draw against Klopp's men at the Amex last season and the 2-2 draw earlier this season. Brighton's Shots line is also worth checking out. In five games against Liverpool, Brighton have had shots that read: 11, 13, 12, 12 and nine. Potter's men are quick to play through the lines when given the chance and although Liverpool have a very solid defensive record, space is being given to the opposition as was exploited by West Ham last weekend. * How to watch Premier League highlights on Sky Sports Digital Liverpool's offside trap is a thing of beauty and although markets have adjusted their algorithms to the number of opponents' offsides in recent weeks, Brighton on August 15 needs three or more being caught offside times should land when looking at the averages. Klopp's men have been caught offside 3.9 times per 90 minutes this season, while Brighton have been caught five times in the second leg. My advice is to combine all three angles into a tasty multi-play in the same game where Brighton wins, draws or loses all at once, has 3 or more offsides and 11 or more shots. The 4/1 with Sky Bet looks pretty tidy to me. After a run of nine straight games against teams in the top 10, matches against those around them in the table have brought them back to life. Manchester City aside, Thomas Frank's side have won the battle for expected goals every time they haven't won the game at home this season - even in the 3-3 draw with Liverpool and the 0-1 defeat against Chelsea. It's a process that's actually the sixth-best home record in the Premier League when it comes to expected goals. The 11/10 for a home win looks juicy. With finicky Paul Tierney at the helm, a bet on the card market got my appetite. No umpire has dealt more cards this season than Tierney (82) at an average of 4.2 per 90 minutes. Frank's side played much more intensely and aggressively in the 3-1 win at Norwich, committing 18 fouls – a season high for them – and conceding five yellow cards. This desire to press higher rather than wait and see was a common theme in their games against teams in the bottom eight. They've averaged 32.5 booking points in those 10 games this season, and in nine of those games they've accumulated 20 or more booking points. You can score 6/5 with Sky Bet if that happens again in this game with a referee who loves a card. I have trust issues with these two teams. Having confidence when making informed betting decisions is absolutely critical to staying ahead, so this is a tough question. In 12 Premier League games in which Dier has started as a centre-back in a back three, Spurs have lost just once (S8, D3) and conceded just seven goals, keeping seven clean sheets. However, rather than backing Spurs, I would much rather invest in Harry Kane, who is a crucial factor in this game, like his current reckless touch in front of goal. In his last 12 Premier League games, the England striker has put his early-season problems aside and netted nine times, averaging a very impressive 17 per cent conversion rate. He has also scored in four of Tottenham's last five away wins in the Premier League. I'll wash out and repeat our successful angle from last week's win over Everton, assisting Kane to score once (17/10), twice (11/1) and for a hat-trick (66/1). Newcastle are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games and have won six of them. And with problems off the field at Chelsea, some might be tempted to accept 9/1's offer with Sky Bet for an away win. Also, Newcastle meet a fully coordinated and authoritative Chelsea who have won their last four games. I'd be very surprised if they couldn't beat Eddie Howe's men - but their price of 3/10 on Sky Bet tells you that. Tuchel, like the smart manager that he is, managed to solve the problem with Romelu Lukaku to solve in the middle of Chelsea's attack by hurling the superb Kai Havertz into that central role. But what a graceful and intelligent player he is - and one who has a keen eye for a goal that will only get deadlier over the years to come as he gains experience. He has scored five goals in his last six games for Chelsea in all competitions and will be popular in the goalscoring markets here, although the 10/3 to shoot first and 6/5 at all times looks a bit paltry against such an improved defence Newcastles. I put my rod in to fish for a higher price and caught the 14/1 with Sky Bet for Havertz to head in - something he's already done three times this season. That works almost every four games with a headed goal, so those chances are worth a little play. Home wins are a must if they are to escape danger. However, from everything we've seen so far, this will be a relegation season for the club based on the key stats. They have the fewest points (22), most defeats (15) and most goals conceded (46) after 25 games of their Premier League season. I can't support them here though, against a team as tough as Wolves. The big difference between the two teams is the way they defend their box. Everton collapse under the slightest pressure, while Wolves can withstand plenty of power - as evidenced by their defensive record on the road and conceding just 11 away goals - only Man City and Chelsea have conceded fewer goals. Romain Saiss is a player with good attacking instincts in and around the box - and he's been averaging 0.52 shots per 90 minutes this season, ranking him as one of the most dangerous centre-backs in the Premier League when it comes to attacking threats . With Everton's inability to defend their penalty area – Max Kilman opened the scoring for Wolves with a header in the second leg – I like Saiss' chances of 10/11 with Sky Bet to register a shot. The simply sad performance against Aston Villa would have made Leeds fans hold their Bielsa bear a little tighter before bed. I would even say the worst performance I've seen from a team all season. This is reflected in the fact that this was the second-lowest expected goals scored by a home team in the Premier League this season (0.17). And they didn't play Manchester City or Liverpool. And while it's not a smart betting tactic to jump to conclusions about a team based on performance, the lack of quality, rhythm in their attacking game and the full downward slide of Raphinha's form make it so easy to dodge them with Sky Bet here at 1/2 . Leeds have also not scored in their last four games, their worst run without a goal since 2010. They are the worst scorers in English football with just 17 goals scored and have struck just seven times - the lowest tally of any side in the four best leagues. With such a tense, low-key game where both teams will employ the mantra of 'win at all costs', the finish line set by the markets seems high with fewer than 2.5 goals being traded against each other. Maybe the algorithms factored in too much of the goal-crazy Bielsa era. The 6/5 with Sky Bet looks like the best material of the weekend. Southampton's corner kick machine, which we've benefited from several times this season, including last weekend, is again high on my punting list this weekend. With another 12 corners in midweek against Newcastle, they are now third in the corners table this season and ahead of Chelsea on 174. Ralph Hasenhuttl's men have won the corner race in 15 of their last 20 Premier League games and deep The Watford defender could get a decent beating here when it comes to the number of corners. Watford have won the same number of corners (12) in their last four games as the Saints did against the Toon midweek. Roy Hodgson's boys have also lost the corner race in their last six Premier League games. The markets are above that angle, offering only 4/11, with Sky Bet on Saints winning that race, but the evens on them with a -2.0 corner handicap are still worth pursuing. For it to land, Saints must win the race with three or more corners. I might sound like a broken record when it comes to West Ham but they are very easy to fight here for a variety of reasons. Much of the negativity regarding their chances of winning this match with Sky Bet at 6/5 is due to what comes next. The Hammers have arguably the biggest game in the club's modern history to look forward to against Sevilla on Thursday. David Moyes just doesn't have the squad to fight on both fronts so the likes of Michail Antonio, who are so essential to the way West Ham play, will certainly get this weekend off to roll back to Thursday night. Aston Villa's balance and form looks superb once again under Steven Gerrard as they have recorded three straight wins without conceding. The defensive process has aided those clean sheets with a clean sheet expected of just 1.83 in those games against Brighton, Southampton and Leeds. In that mood you certainly need to earn your goals against this Villa team and I'll be amazed if an undercooked West Ham can find a way. Another clean sheet win for Gerrard's boys it is. The 5/1 with Sky Bet looks amazing. They've delivered an expected tally of 2.7 goals in those two games which indicates a huge overachievement and eyes told you that against Leeds who somehow failed to score in last weekend's 1-0 defeat. The Gunners already have more points at home than all of last season and are unbeaten against sides outside the top three, winning nine of those 11 Premier League games. home win. His performance in the victory at Watford only further reinforced my view that he is the best young player in world football. He now has 13 goals involved this season - the most for Arsenal and also the most by any Premier League player under the age of 21 this season. Happy to support him here to score the first goal with Sky Bet on 9/2. The appreciation I have for him has also generated significant interest in his award for PFA Young Player of the Year. Phil Foden currently leads this market on 8/11 with Sky Bet, completely underestimating the chances of his England teammate Saka, who can be backed with a whopping 6/1. Selhurst Park on a Monday night is never an ideal scenario for an away team - even one as special as Manchester City. Add to that the fact that Palace are the latest team to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League against City, who have scored in all 18 league games since Patrick Vieira's side won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium, then this could be the case be a tricky evening for the league leaders. However, City are unbeaten in their last 13 away games in the Premier League, winning 11 of them. They could set a Premier League club record 14 consecutive away games here. I wouldn't want to bet on the 2/7 for an away win but those wanting to bring City aside might want to check out the 5/2 where Sky Bet wins by one goal on Pep Guardiola's side. This winning goal could only come from a set piece situation. Palace have conceded 10 of their 38 Premier League goals this season from corners. In addition, an opposing centre-back has had a shot on target in seven of the last eight games against Palace, during which time two goals have been conceded from corners. City play silky football but they are among the best when it comes to creating chances from set pieces. Only Liverpool (20) have scored more goals this season than City (19) using this method. All in all, Aymeric Laporte is a great angle to attack in a variety of markets, heading in with a Sky Bet 10/10. protrudes. Only Shane Duffy averages more shots on goal for centre-backs who have played 500 minutes or more this season than Laporte (1.34).


Leeds fans' love for 'Grandad' Bielsa still runs deep after the manager's sacking

Leeds United sacked Marcelo Bielsa last month as the club battled relegation, but their fans are still paying tribute to their beloved ex-manager. (Author: Gardener)

LeedsOn Sunday 27 February, the day after Leeds United were defeated 4-0 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, Ashleigh Ross asked her nine-year-old son Riley to sit down in the living room for an important conversation. Riley has a very rare condition called Wieacker Syndrome and is one of a small handful in the U. Similar to cerebral palsy, Riley uses a metal frame to walk and needs to be fed through a tube in his stomach. He is also nonverbal and at school uses a special iPad that reads out loud what he wants to say. Riley is a Leeds season ticket holder and goes to both home and away games. His attention span is short and teachers at his school have started teaching him math using the Premier League table. Ashleigh learned at a parents' evening recently that his school has also password-protected his iPad - instead of using it to reply to teachers, he surfed news sites to find out who Leeds United were going to sign next, or read stories about them Iconoclasts at the club Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa. The 66-year-old coach and Riley have a special bond that began with a chance meeting at a preseason game in York City in July 2019. Ashleigh and Riley had walked back to their car and Bielsa had seen them from the other side of the park. He pushed through a crowd to say hello to the boy and picked him up. They've met many times since then, and Riley, unable to stand without his frame, often leaned back on Bielsa for balance — now everyone in Riley's family calls him "Grandad Bielsa." Leeds, who had enjoyed four monumentally happy years under Bielsa - including the seal of promotion to the Premier League - had conceded 19 goals in the past month and slipped dangerously towards the relegation zone. Reports surfaced in the news that the manager was about to be fired. The next day at 11 a.m. the confirmation came: Bielsa was gone. Riley, often a ball of joy, began to cry. Figuratively speaking, so did the city of Leeds. Bielsa holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Leeds. Arriving in 2018 with a reputation as an underdog after managing 10 clubs in countries including Argentina, Mexico, Spain and France, he earned the nickname "El Loco" ("The Crazy One") for his motivational style and explosive character . When he arrived, Leeds, who were one of the country's biggest clubs in the late 1960s and early 1970s and were last English champions in 1991–92, were helpless in the EFL and since relegation in 2003–04. Within two seasons, Bielsa had guided the club back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years. "He made people believe again that Leeds United were special and he did it with his integrity," Jamie Lawson, co-owner of The Old Peacock pub on Elland Road, told ESPN. Everyone in Leeds seems to have a Bielsa story. The club is enjoying their best success in over a decade, but the executive did it with the fans in mind. Once a fan sent Bielsa a WhatsApp message to tell him about a boy whose mother had cancer. The fan asked if there was anything he could do to cheer him up. Bielsa immediately wrote back, telling him to take the boy to the club's training ground, where he would autograph any merchandise he could find. For 3 years I have been bringing Marcelo his favorite tea and biscuits from Argentina 🇦🇷 & Chile 🇨🇱. Adios amigo 👋🏻 #lufc #bielsa— James Rowlands (@JamesMRowlands) February 28, 2022 “Nothing was ever too much for Bielsa,” says Jamie Ralph, who runs the English-language Twitter account for Newell's Old Boys (Bielsa's home club in the city of Rosario) and kept hearing stories about Bielsa's friendliness. "He's set to be football manager. Bielsa is known for living a humble life, sitting down in his tracksuit for a cup of coffee at a local chain in Leeds and walking 45 minutes across the city to training every day. Last season." , the club's first defender in the Premier League, Bielsa finished ninth. A slip into the relegation battle was seen as too much and, following Spurs' defeat, was their fifth straight defeat during a six-game run in which they conceding a goal 21 times, the scepter was handed to Jesse Marsch, the exciting US coach, and the response to pay tribute to Bielsa was immediate: within an hour of the news of his departure, around 100 fans gathered singing in front of the statue of 70s legend Billy Bremner The name of Bielsa The Old Peacock Pub, which is opposite the stadium and originally gave its name to the venue before being called Elland Road, later announced it was closed until the end of the season renamed The Bielsa. Trust ed launch a digital platform called "Gracias, Marcelo" and within the first hour the site manager had to turn off his phone to stop the buzzing. Over 1,000 messages were posted in the first 24 hours since Bielsa's sacking. Virtually every response is a variation of the same message, each a loving acknowledgment of a football manager's influence on a city. "It's essentially become a virtual book of condolence," Trust chairman Peter Emmerson told ESPN. "This is where Leeds fans can write their feelings and thoughts about Marcelo and support their grieving process." the Bielsa shirts went out that same evening. Ashleigh picked Riley up from school on Monday afternoon. She'd heard about the Trust's message board and thought it would be good for Riley to send him his own message of thanks. They decided it had to be a video message that had to have his iPad read out - that way the message would really be from Riley. Ashleigh helped him type, then hit the record button on her phone. "Hello, my name is Riley. I want to thank Marcelo for everything.” “Love from your biggest fan, Riley.” This is season ticket holder Riley, 9 years old, he doesn't speak and just pretend He's dying for us to get this special message to Marcelo after he is stole heart by getting out of his car to pick him up and hug him! ) March 3, 2022 The Supporter's Trust accepted the video message among the thousands of written notes and tweeted the video. Ashleigh, who is training to be a paramedic and had to get up for an early shift the next day, was woken up by a call from her brother at 11:30 p.m. that evening to say that Riley's message had gone viral. The following weekend, Riley had said he did not want to go to the game against Leicester City, which was to be the debut of new manager Marsch. Riley, Leeds lost 1-0 and were beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa on Thursday in their first home game since Bielsa's departure. They remain two points and two places above the last three with 10 games remaining, but they face a real battle to avoid relegation. More messages poured in to the Trust's message board from around the world. In the following six days, the message board had over 11,000 posts from 120 countries on almost every continent. Even the Supporter's Trust, which has a finger on the pulse of Leeds fans' feelings, was stunned by the reaction. "We're totally amazed," Emmerson told ESPN. Trust employees made inquiries and were given Bielsa's address in Rosario. They plan to create a single printed book with all the messages and send it home to Bielsa. Riley's message will take center stage and when Bielsa opens the book he will be greeted by its title: "Gracias, Marcelo."


Apprentice's Aaron shares behind-the-scenes pact to avoid tension on BBC show

Fired Apprentice candidate Aaron Willis has shared the agreement all candidates reached at the start of the process (Author: Gardener)

ApprenticeApprentice's Aaron shares pact behind the scenes to avoid tension on BBC show Please try again later Thanks for subscribing!We have more newsletterShow meThe Apprentice's most recent contestant fired, Aaron Willis, has revealed a pact the show's stars made right at the start of the process. Aaron, who left the BBC show in a double-shot alongside Akeem Bundu-Kamara on Thursday March 10 episode, explained that the candidates were careful to keep their simmering tensions strictly in the boardroom. So they hatched a watertight plan to make sure their business clashes never get back into the home they all shared when the cameras weren't rolling. The Apprentice's Aaron Willis has lifted the lid on a show pact. Get the daily newsletter from OK! exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox the boardroom, stays there.” “I know it's a cliché, but it really was. Nobody mentioned the tasks anymore, there was no bad feeling at all and if something else is said afterwards, well, it wasn't at the time, everything was actually fine." The father of two added, "I never thought that it would be would be like that, you know. You look at the show and you think that can't be the case, but there really wasn't any animosity." In fact, Aaron said the plan worked so well that the house became one for everyone involved became a "safe haven". Aaron laughed, "Even though it was this luxury villa, it just wasn't my home." Relaxing north!" He joked, "It didn't have Greggs on the doorstep - it was just too south for me. Aaron joked he wanted to be a VIP up north and see all our exclusive offers - for free! Be the first to meet the latest showbiz babes, view the most coveted wedding pictures of the year or take a guided tour of your favorite star's lavish multi-million pound home - all for free! The show's star explained: "I think you've seen the real me. I mean, it took me a while to come out of my shell, but there were a lot of strong personalities and some successful candidates who have already run established companies." The former star of the show went on to say that during the gaming and Silverstone tasks experienced a major turning point in the process. Aaron continued, "I took my time trying to understand everyone's strengths, but then the gaming task came along and I felt really confident in bringing my ideas forward." added selling to the shopping task and I was just in my element.” To read the latest interviews with apprenticeship candidates and more about the BBC show, subscribe to OK!'s daily celebrity newsletter. The Apprentice continues on Thursdays at 9pm on BBC One, followed by You're Fired on BBC Two. Watch live and on demand on BBC iPlayer


Chelsea stars plan escape by contacting lawyers over torn contracts

Plus, a Q&A on what's next for Chelsea as they scramble to keep the club afloat (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaChelsea players are scrambling for possible escape routes should the club be hit with financial Armageddon as a result of sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich. Agents have been in touch with lawyers to ask about their options if payrolls are delayed in the worst-case scenario in the coming months. A host of Chelsea rivals are known to be circling in circles should the club run into serious financial difficulties, which analysts say could happen if takeover attempts falter. Unless Abramovich has been quietly pouring money into the club since the Ukraine crisis erupted, executives could soon struggle to meet their £28million monthly payroll expenses. Cash reserves will be of little help as there was just £17million in the club's parent company at the time of the last accounts. Lawyers confirmed to Telegraph Sport, on condition of trust, that they have heard from affected agents who have asked for clarification on their players' employment rights. A legal source said players may have to remain unpaid for two months to have "clear valid reasons" - with a representative then giving a 15-day notice period to end their contract. However, given the aggravating circumstances of Abramovich's sanction, a court could rule in a player's favor if he or she left earlier. There has been a sense of unity between Thomas Tuchel and his squad in recent weeks but representatives have told lawyers they need to be aware of options if the club find themselves in financial paralysis. Chelsea's immediate financial prospects remain shrouded in confusion after 24 hours in which the club were forced to relinquish financial backing from Abramovich, as well as matchday revenue and prize money. Securing a bank loan already looks very problematic as credit cards linked to the club's corporate accounts at Barclaycard are now subject to temporary restrictions as banks respond to the sanctions. Under the current license, which allows the club to operate while Abramovich's assets are frozen, The Telegraph understands Chelsea would not be able to pay for enough security, stewarding and catering to cover all sections of Stamford Bridge to keep open. Chelsea don't think they can complete the season under the current terms of the license, which they hope will be reviewed in the coming days. Nike, who have nine years left on their £60m-a-year contract, have yet to say whether they will continue to support the club after Three, the club's main shirt sponsor, decided to suspend their partnership. There is growing hope within the club that the American kit brand will stand by them after Trivago announced on Friday it would keep its £10m-a-year deal. Sources close to the government-Chelsea talks insist ministers would certainly help speed up a takeover if the acquisition candidate is deemed suitable and suitable. As of 9am Thursday, Roman Abramovich was in a race against time to sell the club. Now that his assets are frozen, Chelsea are instead scrambling to buy time to keep the club afloat. Telegraph Sport investigate where the club is going from here: During the most recent accounts up to the end of last season there was just over £17million in cash reserves at Chelsea's parent company. Unless Abramovich has been quietly pouring money into the club since the Ukraine crisis erupted, Chelsea will immediately have to rely on other sources to cover a monthly wage at the club - now estimated at £28million. With the drawbridge lifted for almost all other commercial revenue, executives were quick to call the government on Tuesday to say the current sanctions license could leave them broke. Much of the theoretical risk the club now faces stems from the financial ecosystem Abramovich created for Chelsea. The loans he's pumped out since buying the club in 2003 now stand at £1.5billion. He had promised to write off the debt after putting the club up for sale last week, with the proceeds benefiting "all the victims of the Ukraine war", but he may feel less inclined to be the good guy after the government turned against him. The loss of matchday revenue isn't as painful as it could have been as the club decided to buy a £1bn stadium refurbishment as a result of their decision in 2018. Last season alone, Abramovich injected around £150m and around £130m lifted off to end the year and lend the club a combined £19.9m. "That means there will always be months when Chelsea don't have the money themselves to pay the wage bill," said Kieran Maguire, lecturer in football finance at Liverpool University. “He lends the club the money and when the next installment comes in – either from transfers or the Premier League – the club then use that to pay Abramovich back. Since the loans are from the owner himself and are interest-free, Chelsea can call itself effectively debt-free. With matchday and trade earnings being frozen, Chelsea may need to watch out for quick earnings that were already expected by the end of the season. This year's forecasts were comparatively rosy compared to some previous years as healthy profits were expected from player sales.Fordstam, Chelsea's parent account, describes how 13 players were sold for £103.7m. Installment payments for these deals are due at the end of the current season. Maguire, an accountant who had previously worked in bankruptcy, told Telegraph Sport that Chelsea may also look into the possibility of bringing forward its due TV payments from the Premier League and Uefa, which we could do to calm the troubled waters , would be to advance some of the money that was now due towards the end of the season to allow Chelsea to pay the next paycheck." Another way for executives to secure a bank loan - although this is made more difficult by the fact that Chelsea now have a frozen one Asset is.The Government says it is "open to a sale" and told Abramovich he could come to ministers with a potential buyer and then apply for a new license to allow for a takeover.The Premier League has in recent weeks Speaking of the fact that their directors and owners must have their tests completed within a few days."What we vers What I'm looking for is managing cash and buying time - that's what I used to do in the bankruptcy world. They are trying to buy time so business can continue. Whilst Chelsea are not in administration and I don't think that will be the case, a sale at the end of April would be ideal." Three, one of their main trading partners, sparked panic at the club by resigning his 40million contract on Thursday pounds a year and Plan International, one of Chelsea's charity partners, has also withdrawn its support.Other sponsors, including delivery app Zapp and car maker Hyundai, said they were reviewing their deals as analysts warned that trading partners "would be wary of association guilt." Conrad Wiacek, head of sports analysis at analytics firm GlobalData, said government sanctions against Abramovich have "cast a shadow" over Chelsea's numerous and lucrative trade deals. "While Chelsea has a sporting licence , to continue as a football club, many brands will shirk guilt by associa nation,” said Wiacek. After Trivago announced on Friday it would stand by its £10m-a-year deal, the club are secretly hoping Nike, who have declined to comment, will stick to their £60m-a-season deal. Commercial revenue of £153.6m was already down from £170.4m last year due to the impact of the pandemic. It seems unthinkable that Chelsea will start laying off players and coaches, but the prospect of the government being asked to furlough excess staff under the terms of the license has been raised. Gregory Ioannidis, a leading sports advocate, told Telegraph Sport that Treasury's salary support is difficult to sell.


The Kremlin is complaining about the US military build-up in Eastern Europe

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in his recent gaslighting comments, complained that Russia felt "in danger" after Western allies moved east military infrastructure. (Author: Gardener)

KremlinThe Kremlin on Friday again called its invasion of Ukraine justified because it felt threatened by a long-term Western military position -- even as its forces ravaged Ukrainian cities and Ukraine said Russia's ferocious attack destroyed a school for disabled children. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who continues to describe the war as a "special military operation," referred to Russia's "concrete demands" for security - after Russia's and Ukraine's foreign ministers failed to agree on any type of ceasefire at a meeting on Thursday of Turkey. "We have repeatedly tried over the past eight years to call on our Western colleagues to pressure - and force - Kyiv to stop killing its people in Donbass and to fulfill the Minsk agreements," Peskov said, referring to the region , in which Russia recognized the two independent republics when it launched its invasion last month. "Furthermore, over the past few decades, our country has repeatedly expressed that we feel threatened after you have moved your military infrastructure in our direction. There were no answers,” he said, shifting the burden of the war onto Ukraine. “We have to find a solution to these two questions. Russia formulated specific demands to Ukraine to resolve these issues,” Peskov told reporters. Peskov has repeatedly expressed Russia's concerns about the killing of civilians in eastern Ukraine, as well as long-standing concerns about NATO's eastward expansion. “Russia has made specific demands on Ukraine to resolve these issues. As far as we know, Ukrainians are discussing these demands with their advisers, primarily with the United States and European Union countries,” Peskov said. His complaints came a day after a diplomatic effort in the form of a meeting between Russia's and Ukraine's foreign ministers in Turkey failed to result in a ceasefire. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov even claimed on Thursday that Russia had "not attacked Ukraine" -- with more than two million refugees fleeing two weeks ago, when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered military attacks on Ukrainian cities. Russian officials don't use the word "invasion" and say Western media have failed to report what they called the "genocide" of Russian-speakers in eastern Ukraine, even though many of their own military attacks have been on Russian-speaking areas. President Joe Biden, speaking at the White House on Friday when he announced that Russia would no longer be granted permanent normal trade relations status at the World Trade Organization, said bluntly: “Putin is an aggressor. A senior State Department official told the Washington Post that there was "little evidence that the Russians are in any mood for serious diplomacy right now." It's hard to offer an overture when the Kremlin's position remains that "we will keep beating Ukraine until Ukraine changes its constitution...demilitarized [and] denazified," whatever that means," the official said and referred to Peskow's earlier comments. Emergency authorities in the besieged Ukrainian city of Kharkiv said on Friday that Russian forces had destroyed a school for children with mental disabilities in Izyum. Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss its unsubstantiated claims that the US is funding biological weapons in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin's propaganda machine has claimed that Kyiv plans to use chemical or artificial viruses against its invading forces, including the extraordinary accusation that the West is preparing to spread viruses through birds. The Security Council is due to meet today, despite the US mission to the UN warning: "This is exactly the type of false flag attempt we have warned Russia could launch to justify a biological or chemical weapons attack." . “We will not allow Russia to gaslight the world or use the UN Security Council as a venue to promote their disinformation.” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed this week that Russia had uncovered US-Ukraine communications , "seeking ways to develop [biological] weapons" with funding from Washington. She claimed, without evidence, that staff at those labs were ordered to begin destroying samples of viruses, including “cholera and other pathogens,” on February 24 — conveniently tied to the date of Putin’s attack order. The head of the Russian military's radiation, chemical and biosecurity troops, Igor Kirillov, doubled down on Thursday, saying US-sponsored laboratories in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odessa were working on dangerous pathogens designed specifically for Russians and other Slavs . "We can say with high probability that one of the goals of the United States and its allies is the creation of bioagents capable of selectively infecting different ethnic groups," Kirillov said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made a similar claim on Thursday, claiming that US-run laboratories in Ukraine were working to "develop ethnically targeted biological weapons." The Russian Defense Ministry also claimed it had uncovered plans by the US and Ukraine to spread the flu using birds. "At least two species of migratory birds have been identified whose routes pass mainly through Russia, and information on migratory routes through the countries of Eastern Europe has also been summarized," the press release said. Russia's first deputy ambassador to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, then called for a Security Council meeting to discuss Russia's apparent concerns. The UN announced on Thursday evening that the meeting will take place at 16:00 GMT today. China has supported Russia in the outlandish claims, repeating the Russian claim several times and calling for an investigation. "This Russian military operation has uncovered the secret of US laboratories in Ukraine, and it cannot be dealt with on the surface," ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday. "They cannot muddle through by saying that China's statement and Russia's finding are disinformation and absurd and ridiculous." China previously claimed the origins of Covid lay in the US, although there is no evidence to support the wild theory and much to suggest that it came from their own shores. Headlines such as "Russia reveals evidence of US-funded bio-program in Ukraine" and "China urges US to disclose more details about bio-labs in Ukraine" were published on the China Global Television Network website. The Communist Party newspaper Global Times on Thursday published an article headlined "The US is trying to disprove 'rumours' about its bio-labs in Ukraine, but can we believe it?" A nearly three-minute video of a press conference by Russia's Defense Ministry, in which repeated the allegations, has been viewed more than 10 million times on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform similar to Twitter, and has been liked more than 90,000 times. Russia, China and the US have all signed international conventions against the use of chemical or biological weapons, but the international community has determined that Russia has used chemical weapons in conducting assassination attempts. The World Health Organization "said it was not aware of any activities by the Ukrainian government in violation of its international treaty obligations, including chemical or biological weapons," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The US has been warning of Russian “false flag” operations for months to create a pretext for the invasion. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday issued a public warning that Russia could use chemical or biological weapons against Ukraine, the neighbor it has invaded. Psaki called Russia's claim "absurd" and tweeted, "This is all an obvious ploy by Russia to try to justify its further deliberate, unprovoked and unwarranted attack on Ukraine." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also dismissed Russia's accusation back that Ukraine is preparing an attack with chemical or biological weapons. Like Psaki, he said the accusation itself was a bad sign. "This worries me greatly because we have often been convinced that if you want to know Russia's plans, they are what Russia accuses others of," he said late Thursday in his nightly address to the nation. I'm a father of two children," he said. “And no chemical or other weapon of mass destruction has been developed on my country. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Wednesday called the Russian claim "a bunch of Malarkey." Dalton said, "Russia has a well-documented history of using chemical weapons and has long maintained a bioweapons program in violation of international law," as well as "a track record of falsely blaming the West for the very violations Russia is committing itself." ' Dmitry Chumakov, another Russian deputy ambassador to the UN, repeated the allegation on Wednesday, urging Western media to report on "the news of secret biological laboratories in Ukraine." The White House warning and Dalton's statement on Thursday suggested Russia may be trying to create a pretext for further escalation in the two-week-old conflict, which has seen the Russian offensive slowed but not stopped by stronger-than-expected Ukrainian defenders . During the outbreak of war, the UN was a bitter battlefield for Russia, which largely stood alone in the horror of its actions. A Security Council resolution condemning the invasion on February 25 went 11-1 against Moscow after China, the United Arab Emirates and India abstained. The US and its allies knew the resolution would not pass, but argued that it would emphasize Russia's international isolation. At an emergency session of the UN General Assembly, Ukraine's Ambassador to the United Nations also read out a Russian soldier's final text messages to his mother, describing his horror at the unfolding war, before he was killed. "What a package, mom, can you send me," he replies. "Mom, I'm in Ukraine," he replies, before describing the horror that unfolds. It comes as Ukrainian forces seized gas brands from Russian troops after the West warned that Putin could use chemical weapons and used his Ukrainian claims as a pretext for an attack. The Defense Ministry shared images of the captured gear, which also included WWII-era helmets and an ushanka hat, showing the dilapidated state of Putin's decrepit military. The ministry said on Twitter: "The world's second army is a farce. Sarin gas in Syria and Putin's "poisoning" of political enemies like Alexei Navalny: Russia's obscure and "well-documented" links to chemical weapons and the Soviet "bioweapons" lab that have sparked US fears. The White House on Wednesday raised fresh concerns that Russia could use biological weapons in a dramatic escalation of its invasion of Ukraine. Press secretary Jen Psaki condemned the Kremlin's accusations that the United States was building a bioweapons laboratory in Ukraine as "absurd," pointing out that it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who had used such horrific methods in the past to secure his Taking out enemies has turned to a Soviet-era research facility in Siberia, where Putin may be storing a terrifying "bioweapons arsenal." The State Department last year indicated that Russia was conducting a bioweapons program, although the Kremlin denied the claim. "It is Russia that has a long and well-documented track record of using chemical weapons, including assassination attempts and poisoning of Putin's political enemies like Alexey Navalny," Psaki wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “It is Russia that continues to support the Assad regime in Syria, which has repeatedly used chemical weapons. It is Russia that has long maintained an illegal biological weapons program.' Putin has previously shielded his ally, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, from a United Nations probe into his use of chemical weapons against civilians in the country's ongoing civil war. Human Rights Watch found that at least 85 chemical weapons attacks took place in Syria between 2013 and 2018, the majority of which they attributed to the Russian-backed Syrian government. Both Moscow and Damascus have denied the government's use of bioweapons, although Assad admitted to stockpiling them in a 2013 Fox interview. In 2018, an estimated 40 to 50 people were killed in an apparent sarin gas attack in the city of Douma. Putin previously covered for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad when he was accused of using chemical weapons against his own people. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Russia could "potentially use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine" after the Kremlin accused the United States of building a bioweapons laboratory in Ukraine, Russian officials claimed after an "inspection" of the site , the attack was staged by Western governments. The US State Department has accused Russia of working with Syria "to clean up the sites of alleged attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons use." Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal. Navalny, one of the autocrat's most prominent critics in recent years, fell ill on a domestic flight to Moscow in August 2020. He was taken to a Russian hospital after the emergency landing, but was flown to Berlin for treatment two days later at the urging of his wife, an agent. Navalny was arrested on his return to Russia in January 2021 and has been detained ever since, despite international calls for his release. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied being involved in the poisoning of Navalny. Putin laughed at allegations he was responsible when asked at an event in December 2020 and suggested it was a "ploy" to raise the opposition leader's profile. Navalny's poisoning wasn't the first time Putin was tied to Novichok, however. RUSSIA-UKRAINE Day 16 how it happened: Will Vladimir Putin... Putin critic Alexei Navalny (seen in a video link from a prison during a court hearing in December 2021) was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, causing several countries have said two years earlier, former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal (right) and his daughter Yulia Skripal (left) were poisoned by what British officials say is Novichok. On March 4, 2018, former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were found unconscious on a park bench in the city of Salisbury, England. A witness told the BBC he saw Yulia on the park bench, foaming at the mouth and her eyes "wide open but completely white". Skripal had previously been convicted of "treason" by a Russian court in 2006 for allegedly disclosing the identities of Europe-based Russian agents to British intelligence agency MI6. British authorities identified the toxic substance as a novichok and charged Russia with the attack and drained murder. They claim Russian agents flew to England, attached the nerve agent to Skripal's doorknob and then left the country, according to the New York Times. Former British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the time: “Either this was direct action by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of their potentially catastrophically harmful nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others. ' A Salisbury resident died in June of the same year after applying perfume. Her boyfriend brought home a perfume bottle he found in the trash. British law enforcement believe they succumbed to the same poison as the Skripals. It seems Putin could be storing a whole stockpile of chemical weapons in a hideout that looks like a villain straight out of a James Bond movie. But that's the Soviet-era facility in Siberia where Vladimir Putin's arsenal of bioweapons may be housed today. The Novosibirsk Oblast State Research Center for Virology and Biotechnology is in possession of devastating diseases like smallpox and anthrax, as well as newer deadly pathogens like Ebola. Opened in 1974 at the height of the Cold War as a bioterrorism research center, it is still one of Russia's most heavily guarded sites, fenced off with barbed wire and armed soldiers permanently stationed outside its gates. Roughly the size of a soccer field, the 70,000-square-foot center is one of 100 research and administrative buildings at the facility, known in Russia as "Vector." It is one of only 59 maximum security biolabs worldwide, a status it shares with the Wuhan Institute of Virology - the site at the heart of the origins of the Covid pandemic. The state research center for virology and biotechnology, known as Vector (pictured), released a statement saying a gas cylinder exploded in 2019 on fifth-floor hazmat suits. The secret Level 4 facility is located in the foothills of southwestern Siberia on the border with Kazakhstan, one of the harshest and most isolated places on Earth where temperatures can drop to as low as -35C in winter. Russia claims the lab, one of a dozen involved in making bioweapons in the USSR, halted research on the weapons in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union. Officially, the lab is now focused on developing vaccines against deadly viruses. Last year it began studying prehistoric viruses found in Paleolithic horses recovered from molten permafrost in Siberia. But a US State Department report last year claimed that Russia "is engaged in an offensive biological weapons program," even though the country insisted it had halted such research. It comes after the US ambassador to the UN claimed Putin could use bioweapons to overthrow the Ukrainian government and warned "nothing is off the table for the Russian dictator".


A Feel Good Friday surprise for a woman raising money for a burned down fire station and Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Idaho Falls and Pocatello are collaborating to honor people in our community for "Feel Good Friday." Every week we surprise someone who deserves special recognition. It said: This woman has a raffle for … (Author: Gardener)

FridayEvery week we surprise someone who deserves special recognition. We recently received some emails about a woman named Jennifer who lives in Firth. This woman did a raffle for the Firth Fire Department after the department building burned down. She raised a huge amount with this raffle and donated the AWESOME prizes being raffled! Jennifer has done so much for the small town of Firth! She raised $2,500 and is also a volunteer coach for the cheerleading team. We decided to surprise Jennifer and thank her for everything she has done for the community. Watch the video above to see the surprise!