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UK Prime Minister says Britain will work to free grain 'held hostage' by Putin; The Russian President accuses the West of trying to destroy the Russian economy. (Author: Gardener)

PutinDozens of Ukrainian civilians on Friday held military drills in fortified positions left behind by Russian troops in Bucha, a city that stands for war crimes blamed on Moscow's armed forces. The volunteers, who wield rifles and wear balaclavas, are trained by the Ukrainian army and have pledged to defend their country against Russian onslaught. “Most of those who are here are not soldiers. They're just civilians trying to defend their country -- 50 percent of them have never had a gun to this day," said a sergeant named Ticha. Three days after their offensive, Russian troops entered Bucha, a northwestern suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 24. They retreated east in April as part of a major deployment, leaving a trail of civilian bodies — some with their hands tied — and sparking war crimes charges. Many of the Ukrainian swollen ranks of the post-invasion army were trained in a forest previously occupied by Russian soldiers. The volunteers have reclaimed the area, now littered with piles of dirt, shelters and huge holes, after the invading forces left the site. “The Russians dug these holes, 7,000 big holes for armored vehicles, tanks, tankers. It's a lot, and they were preparing to stay here for a long time," said Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces spokesman Valentyn Kalachnyk. Ticha told AFP the drills, held under the watchful eye of Ukrainian army personnel, would better prepare locals should Moscow's forces invade Bucha again. “If the orcs (Russian soldiers) come back, God forbid, unlike the first time, we will be able to deal with them. "We teach them what we know, more than what you learn from the instructors sent by NATO." Ukraine's city of Bucha in the Kyiv region on June 17, 2022. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images In a statement released on Friday, Ukraine's Finance Ministry said funds raised “were raised in accordance with the loan agreement between Ukraine and Canada” is “directed to the state budget to fund priority expenditures, particularly to ensure priority social and humanitarian expenditures”. Thanking the Canadian government for the loan, Ukraine Finance Minister Sergii Marchenko said: “I am grateful to the Canadian government and personally to Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland for the unwavering support of Ukraine in the fight for our freedom. This decision demonstrates once again Canada's leadership in supporting the Ukrainian people and the critical timeliness to help Ukraine.” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said it was “absolutely necessary” for leaders to speak directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war. "It is absolutely necessary to speak to Putin and I will continue to do so - as will the French President," Scholz told the German news agency DPA on Friday. Scholz's comments came a day after he and several other European leaders visited Ukraine and held talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Some countries are needed and some leaders are needed to speak to him - and it is necessary for them to be clear," he said. “For example, when I speak to Putin, I say the same things that I said to you … Please understand that there will be no dictated peace, and if you really believe that you are robbing some land and then hope That times will change and everything will go back to normal, that's a mistake." Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks in his office in the Chancellery in Berlin. Russian media reportedly showed pictures of two US citizens arrested in Ukraine. Both men lived in Alabama and volunteered alongside Ukrainian forces. According to their family members, the two men have been missing in Ukraine for a week. In a six-second video uploaded to Telegram and reviewed by Reuters, a bearded man with an American accent speaks into a camera and says, "My name is Alexander Drueke, I am against war." In another video, he says Man identified by Izvestia as Huynh, in Russian: "I am against war." Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, are US military veterans living in Alabama who have volunteered to to go to Ukraine to help with the war effort. A main road leading out of the bombed city of Lysychansk was the target of Russian shelling so heavy that it was impassable, Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai said on Friday. Haidai said Lysychansk is still fully under Ukrainian control. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images Competing plans for the export of Ukraine's vital grain have been drawn up by France and Turkey amid growing concerns about the potential impact on the world's poorest if they have failed to do so to get grain out of the land. "A number of deadlines are fast approaching and the drama of a global famine naturally concentrated in the poorest parts of the world, especially Africa, is drawing near," he said after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday. Italy supports the idea of ​​a UN resolution, so far rejected by Russia, that would allow a UN convoy to patrol grain ships leaving the Ukrainian-held Black Sea port of Odessa and other ports, and then sailing towards the Bosphorus. But French President Emmanuel Macron is skeptical about a UN resolution and instead proposes a massive expansion of grain exports from Romanian ports. In a change of course, Turkey is now promoting the option of safe exit routes from three Ukrainian ports, even though the ports have not been demined. It had previously been thought that more than 400 mines would need to be removed, but Ukraine is reluctant to open a passage for Russian ships to enter its ports unless it has cast-iron UN security guarantees should Russia launch a surprise attack Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu claimed on Wednesday that "since the location of the mines is known, certain security lines will be set up at three ports". He said merchant ships, possibly run by Ukrainians, could come and go safely without having to clear the mines. Officials under Turkish surveillance could inspect the merchant ships for smuggled weapons on behalf of Russia. Read the full article here: France and Turkey propose rival plans to take grain from UkraineFrance and Turkey propose rival plans to take grain from Ukraine Vladimir Putin said he had no objections to the EU Ukraine joins after the European Commission's decision to back Kiev's bid for bloc membership. The Russian President was speaking at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg when asked about the prospects of Ukraine joining the EU. It is the right of every country to join economic unions. But he questioned whether it was "advisable" for the EU to allow Ukraine to join, saying Kyiv would need huge economic subsidies that other EU members might not be willing to give. Russian President Vladimir Putin at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. Photo: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images Earlier today, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia is closely following Ukraine's efforts to become a member of the EU. China's President Xi Jinping, speaking in a video address at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, said Sino-Russian cooperation is showing good momentum across the board. According to Xi's recorded speech, Vladimir Putin said Russia's close ties with China were unrelated to "recent geopolitical events."

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England set a new world record with 498 points against the Netherlands - how it happened!

England take on the Dutch in the first of three ODIs. Follow the ongoing updates here (Author: Gardener)

EnglandPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. England set a new world record with 498 points against the Netherlands - how it happened! England take on the Dutch in the first of three ODIs. Follow the ongoing updates here. That's it from us on a day that was so hot you saw a record melt everywhere. For the second time in four days I have a very lucky headache. Thank you for your company and correspondence as we attempt to tape the first episode of the new season of The Jos Buttler Show. The OBO are back on Sunday with the second game of this tight, exciting little series. The last word goes to Tom Bowtell, who wrote just before the end of the Netherlands Resistance. "As the rate climbs to 65 per over, I'm wondering if there's a way to determine the highest RRR ever recorded? If the Netherlands hit out their 50, it should be over a thousand for the last ball…” Ha. Share what you like about one-sided games, it can be fun to discuss. And here is Eoin Morgan with his wide-brimmed hat. "Yeah, it was great to be back in the group," says Morgan. “Having a majority of the seniors has helped to better integrate lads who haven't played much ODI cricket. It's great to see Dawid Malan and Phil Salt come in early in their ODI careers and have two such big results. "And then Jos to come in and just play in his own world like he's been doing for a couple of years. It's amazing cricket – he's probably the best white ball cricketer in the world right now.” Pieter Seelaar gives an interview. When asked what went right, he says Jason Roy's wicket was pretty good. "Joking aside," he adds, "we dropped a few catches and we can't." He talks a lot about learning. In other news, Kate Bush has risen to #1 with Running Up That Hill. The player of the game is clearly Jos Buttler. "I felt in good hands," he says. Buttler talks like a captain-elect and praises other players. "It's great to see Sam Curran in an England shirt again today," he says. "A really exciting time for us." You didn't look like you were going to get too funky, notes Mark Butcher. "I'm trying to work out the conditions," says Buttler, "what feels right about the day. That was the plan today.” It seems to have worked: he hit 14 sixes and England collected 26 of them, another new world record. Are you old enough to remember when Jonny Bairstow missed the record for England's fastest Test by a ball a hundred times? Well, Jos Buttler did the same thing today with the world record for the fastest 150 in an ODI. AB de Villiers got there with 64 balls, Buttler with 65. This is NOT England's greatest win by runs in an ODI. Boissevain c Buttler b Malan 5 (Netherlands 266 all out, Edwards 72 no) Dawid Malan comes on with a rare over and his broken leg defeats Boissevain! Jos Buttler, soon to be named Player of the Match, makes the catch and that's it. England wins by 232 runs. 46th over: Netherlands 236-9 (Edwards 48) And another one! Aryan Dutt attempts a whip over the line and when he misses, Topley hits. 49th over: Netherlands 261-9 (Edwards 67, Boissevain 5) With his fifty in the bag, Edwards sets out to get the 251 needed to win. He straps Curran for four, two, four, two, one and clocks the ball so sweetly you'll wonder why they didn't try this sooner. 48th Over: Netherlands 248-9 (Edwards 54, Boissevain 5) A big over for the batters as they pick their way to 11 ahead of Topley with some ones and twos and a notched four. Scott Edwards squats for two and achieves a fine fifty from 45 balls, a fine performance after being held by the blitz to keep the wicket. 47th over: Netherlands 237-9 (Edwards 49, Boissevain 0) Here comes Philippe Boissevain, who is a little over the top after conceding 108 of his ten overs this morning. Mind you, when it comes to most expensive ODI bowling, he doesn't even make the podium. 45th over: Netherlands 233-8 (Edwards 46, Dutt 0) A successful return for Sam Curran, still the man to make things happen. "I enjoyed the OBO commentary," says Matt D, "as I've plowed through my working day in a similar fashion to England's batters, so thanks as always!" Our pleasure. "I'm just wondering, do you get less emails when it's an English ODI because the team is actually pretty good? I've said before about the test team that we enjoy the misery and of course everyone likes to be a chair captain/selector. "But remember, even if you think you're alone in the OBO, there's always someone to look out for you. For what it's worth, we got plenty of emails when England tore up the Test match textbook on Tuesday. And when they won the World Championship that Sunday afternoon at Lord's, we had so many I had to go through them on Wednesday. As with the ball, Snater doesn't quite live up to his early promise. He plays Curran's Yorker all around, leaving his team in jeopardy of failing to meet Simon McMahon's revised 250 target. 44th over: Netherlands 228-7 (Edwards 42, Snater 4) Here's Shane Snater, who gave hope to home fans long ago by sacking his cousin Jason Roy. He also starts off well with the bat, dancing down the track and beating up Willey for four. Willey, coming around the wicket, angles the ball into the stump and when Seelaar misses, he scores. The Netherlands captain leaves with his team and needs 43 runs per over. 43rd Over: Netherlands 223-6 (Edwards 41, Seelaar 25) A touch of defiance as Scott Edwards lofted Rashid for six. Rashid finishes with none for 59 of his ten (plus a great catch). 42nd over: Netherlands 212-6 (Edwards 30, Seelaar 24) Just a couple of singles from Willey. 41st Over: Netherlands 210-6 (Edwards 30, Seelaar 23) Moeen finished his stint with three for 57 so Rashid is back at the slow end. His over goes to seven, meaning the Dutch avoided their heaviest-ever defeat at ODIs. The record still belongs to Ireland, who lost to New Zealand in 2008 by 290 runs. 40th over: Netherlands 203-6 (Edwards 26, Seelaar 20) Willey continues on left arm end. The batsmen take five from the over, meaning the 200 is up and the target tumbles under 300. 39th Over: Netherlands 198-6 (Edwards 24, Seelaar 17) Hold on to the back: The Dutch want it! Edwards sweeps Moeen for four and then does it again, in reverse order. "Hello Tim, I'm Simon (Capricorn) and I like all formats of cricket," says Simon McMahon. “If the Netherlands can get halfway through the English standings, they could have some sort of moral victory. Make 250 but lose by 250 runs. You wouldn't have thought that possible in 1977.” In the teenage disco we hardly talked about anything else. 38th over: Netherlands 185-6 (Edwards 14, Seelaar 14) Another over from Topley goes for three. The three seamers on the left arm all have pretty much the same numbers: one wicket each, for between 28 and 34. The two spinners are a study in contrasts, with three wickets for Moeen and none for Rashid. Liam Livingstone walks away again with a limp. 37th over: Netherlands 182-6 (Edwards 12, Seelaar 13) Strengthened by a drink, Seelaar meets Moeen for four. That might be a catch Jos Buttler missed, not that it would stop him from being player of the game. “Is there a rule,” wonders Michael Quinton, “that the match is won if the required run rate exceeds 36 per over? At current rates this will likely be 7 or 8 overs. Should there be. 36th over: Netherlands 175-6 (Edwards 12, Seelaar 6) Topley returns at leaf-arm seam end, conceding three and leading us to drinks. You can probably figure out which team is on top. Meanwhile, Dominic Cork comments, and while he was exciting as a swing bowler, he doesn't add much value. He says he cannot understand why Broad and Anderson have been dropped [from the Caribbean Test team], but then adds that England need to try out younger seafarers to see who could succeed them. That's why they were left out. "Reading the innings of the OBO of England made it sound a bit like a stick cricket game - particularly Liam Livingstone's 22-ball sticks. play...” A clip in the midwicket, a third scalp for Moeen and a catch for Jason Roy, who had earlier narrowly missed when he hit 1/498 of the English runs. Moeen gets his man. 35th Over: Netherlands 172-6 (Edwards 12, Seelaar 3) Seelaar finally gets to the bull's eye, cutting his eighth ball (from Moeen) for two. 34th over: Netherlands 168-6 (Edwards 11, Seelaar 0) Scott Edwards, the Netherlands goalkeeper, is trying to do what Vikramjit Singh did in the beginning - get the runs alone. 33rd Over: Netherlands 165-6 (Edwards 8, Seelaar 0) So here's Pieter Seelaar, the captain unlucky enough to concede the highest score in 50 over history. He arrives and finds the required run rate just under 20: time, certainly for a captain's innings. 32nd Over: Netherlands 162-5 (Edwards 5, van Beek 6) Sam Curran gets a slip but can't convince the batsmen to get a pitch. Three from the over: It was a nice, soft outing for Sammy C, who has one for 25 of his five overs. 31st over: Netherlands 159-5 (Edwards 3, van Beek 5) And now we have a collector's item: a bad field setting from Eoin Morgan. With two new batsmen, he can't slip Moeen. Logan van Beek plays a regular nick and gets four for it. Slip is a run-saving position! Cooper tries to get big but doesn't fully commit, giving Phil Salt a comfortable catch in deep midwicket, the cherry on top of his first England hundred. 30th over: Netherlands 151-4 (Cooper 23, Edwards 0) This partnership had just reached 50 but there was little to celebrate as they had engulfed 11.2 overs. Sam Curran, the man who gets things going, throws a snappy bouncer and Bas de Leede can only drag him to Liam Livingstone, who is back on the field. 29th over: Netherlands 149-3 (Cooper 21, de Leede 28) Moeen replaces his pal Adil and goes for five runs. Interestingly, a caption shows the highest ever ODI team scores for men. The best, England's 498 today, and fourth, Sri Lanka's, both took place at this site, Amstelveen on the outskirts of Amsterdam. The second-highest and third-highest scores both came from Trent Bridge. 28th over: Netherlands 144-3 (20th Cooper, 24th de Leede) Bas de Leede got the memo! As David Willey gives way to the less-speedy Sam Curran, Bas punches him, dances down the track and lofts for a six. 27th over: Netherlands 134-3 (Cooper 18, de Leede 16) And just three of those by Rashid. Heavens, I know it's not easy, but I'm still a bit surprised that these two are playing for a draw. 26th over: Netherlands 131-3 (Cooper 16, de Leede 15) Just three ahead of Willey's over. It's all over with the vocals transitioning from Hey Jude to Uptown Girl. 25th over: Netherlands 127-3 (Cooper 15, de Leede 12) A test over by Rashid who finds another twist and only allows two singles. At half-time, for example, the Netherlands had a small lead in a quarter of the runs. 23rd Over: Netherlands 121-3 (Cooper 13, de Leede 9) Four singles after Rashid's over which is interrupted by a very amusing person running onto the field. The PA plays Hey Jude and the whole crowd jumps at it as if they know the author will be 80 tomorrow. In case you're wondering how this song became Paul McCartney's biggest hit, here's one I prepared earlier. 24th over: Netherlands 125-3 (14th Cooper, 11th de Leede) Morgan, sticking to OBO's game plan, replaces Topley with Willey, who concedes just three goals. 22nd Over: Netherlands 117-3 (Cooper 11, de Leede 7) Six of Topley's over as those two continue to accumulate. More importantly, Liam Livingstone leaves the pitch with an injury, possibly a strained calf. He didn't hurt himself batting 66 balls out of 22, but he's now muscled around the field. 21st over: Netherlands 111-3 (Cooper 7, de Leede 5) Cooper sweeps Rashid for two. They're halfway through his overs and have dealt with him well so far, playing reasonably safely (no wickets) without being too timid (32 runs). 20th over: Netherlands 106-3 (Cooper 3, de Leede 4) Topley goes on and falls behind which is fine for Cooper and Bas de Leede. Bas, as you know, is the son of Tim, who captained the Netherlands for years, and cousin to Babette, who holds the wicket for the Netherlands T20 women's team. Is there footage of Bas and Babette playing in the back garden? 19th over: Netherlands 102-3 (2nd Cooper, 1st de Leede) It turns out Rashid has just switched sides and rightly so as he soon finds a big turn with his barely seen broken leg. Morgan and Buttler have found the turn to come from Moeen at the very end, so I suspect it will be spin on one end now, left arm seam on the other, until the Dutchman in the 40th over for a brave but all out are 220 in vain. Rashid strikes back! It's a pretty good shot from Musa, a ramp from Moeen, but Rashid sees it coming off a fine leg and takes a catch that's both smart and athletic. England celebrate after taking the wicket from Musa. And these are drinks where the Dutch don't quite fly, but do very respectably. You've knocked off a fifth of the runs. 18th over: Netherlands 100-3 (Cooper 2) Morgan takes off Rashid after 3-0-25-0 and brings back Reece Topley who has an appeal for LBW against Cooper. England throwback, unwise as the angle (left arm round) carries the ball down the side of the leg. Morgan's day at this stage: Lost the toss, got a golden duck, screwed up a rating (but saw his team break a world record). And then Morgan's day suddenly gets better when Topley finds a bail skimmer to get rid of the gifted O'Dowd. 17th over: Netherlands 98-2 (O'Dowd 53, Cooper 2) So Max O'Dowd is joined by Tom Cooper – I don't know, those Dutch names... Both men average about 49 in ODIs and they bring her partnership in motion with some self-confident singles. The replays show that some credit for the wicket should go to Moeen, who had just enough of a turn to upset Musa's timing. 12th Over: Netherlands 71-1 (O'Dowd 32, Musa 17) Here's Rashid, starting as stable as ever but then going for the first six of the innings! It's a fine shot from Max O'Dowd, anticipating the googly and whipping it across the midwicket with the spin. 16th over: Netherlands 95-1 (52nd O'Dowd, 20th Musa) O'Dowd switches to the orthodox sweep, hitting Rashid for four and going on a fine fifty. "He played beautifully," says Mark Butcher. 15th over: Netherlands 89-1 (O'Dowd 47, Musa 20) Now, facing Moeen, O'Dowd plays a reverse sweep for four. He has 47 balls out of 43. 8th over: Netherlands 37-1 (O'Dowd 8, Musa 9) And here's Curran Jr. It's great to see him making his comeback from a serious injury – the stress fracture of his back that is a must for English seafarers — although we caught a glimpse of him in Winter in his capacity as possibly the youngest TV pundit ever. Bowling cutter (I think), he concedes a single first ball and then joins the points - five of them. Eoin Morgan is talking to Sam Curran. 14th over: Netherlands 84-1 (O'Dowd 42, Musa 20) O'Dowd enjoyed beating Rashid for six so much that he's doing it again now. It hits one of the press box windows, where it shatters the glass - it's a way of getting your name in the newspaper. Just behind that pane of glass is my colleague Tanya Aldred, who reports for The Guardian. 13th over: Netherlands 75-1 (34th O'Dowd, 19th Musa) Moeen makes you turn pretty sharply - he slams into O'Dowd's block and does too much to bring a LBW. 11th over: Netherlands 61-1 (O'Dowd 25, Musa 14) After the PowerPlay ends, Morgan brings in a spinner. It's Moeen with his offbreaks rather than Rashid with his googlies. He makes a decent start and has an appeal for LBW, voiced only by Jos Buttler as the ball hits O'Dowd in the waistband. 10th over: Netherlands 55-1 (24th O'Dowd, 10th Musa) Time to strengthen Curran. O'Dowd pulls back to four, but gently, like playing a tennis lob to clear the fielder on a short penalty. That brings up the fifty out of 58 balls. And then he drives again, so now at 24 he has a ball on one run. 9th over: Netherlands 47-1 (O'Dowd 16, Musa 9) After that rather shy performance against Curran, the Dutch must do something drastic. When the hour comes, Max O'Dowd arrives, with a pull for four from Willey, followed by an off-drive for four more. But even that's not enough - the odds required are 11. 7 Over: Netherlands 35-1 (O'Dowd 7, Musa 9) Willey seems to have stopped swinging the ball, which doesn't bode well for Sam Curran. Brian Murgatroyd reveals in comment England's last 200 runs today came from 74 balls. 6th over: Netherlands 29-1 (O'Dowd 5, Musa 8) Four from the over by Topley so the Dutch have 29 of their first 30 balls. Anytime between 1971 and 1995, this could have been counted as a strong start. 5th over: Netherlands 25-1 (5th O'Dowd, 4th Musa) Musa flicks Willey to a long leg for a single but a hard run conjures up a second. Some things that England can do, the Netherlands can do too. Incidentally, Jos Buttler is just the first Englishman to have a career hit rate in ODIs of 120 (at least three are pretty easy to guess - Roy, Bairstow and Moeen. Three less - Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Matthew). Fleming, the only representative of the 20th century 4th over: Netherlands 21-1 (4th O'Dowd, 1st Musa) Topley continues to Max O'Dowd, the sleeping partner in the opening stand. He wakes up now with his bat in the air like a baseball star and hits the bull's eye with a square drive, Musa Ahmad gets going too, dabs to the third man, and then O'Dowd plays a nice pick-up for three 3rd over: Netherlands 15-1 (O'Dowd 0, Musa Ahmad 0) That's a great over from Willey who swung it away. The Netherlands need another 484 for a famous win. But they were adept at keeping Dawid Malan around for so long - otherwise they might be chasing 600. Backing away from the outside leg stump, Vikramjit pays the price as he's too far away to reach Willey's nip-backer, who posted the bail snaps off. Still, he made 13 times as many runs as Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan combined. 2nd Over: Netherlands 13:0 (11 Vikramjit, 0 O'Dowd) Vikramjit has a plan: he wants to beat her alone. And things are going pretty well so far as he carves Reece Topley for four. He's left-handed and seems to have a penchant for the left arm seam, which is fortunate as England have nothing else apart from their three spinners. 1st Over: Netherlands 6-0 (Vikramjit 4, O'Dowd 0) The Netherlands won the first two overs of the day, reducing England to 5-1. And now they're off to a good start themselves as Vikramjit Singh smashes David Willey past cover for three, slicing a single off his pads and picking up a couple of extras too. Thanks Geoff, afternoon everyone and welcome to the most daunting car chase in history. This is the highest List A innings score ever recorded. The men's best ODI cricket was England's 481 against Australia at Trent Bridge. The women's best ODI was New Zealand's 491 against Ireland in Dublin. The best of all domestic 50-over cricket was Surrey's 496 against Gloucestershire in 2007. What a show of batting. Livingstone scored 66 out of 22 points. England hit 26 sixes today, which means 156 runs by this method alone. And don't forget, Netherlands won the draw and asked them to bat. 50th over: England 498-4 (Buttler 162, Livingstone 66) England starts the last over 23, just under 500. Buttler hits a couple of deuces before finding another six, his 14th of the inning, over midwicket. That leaves England at 488 with two balls ahead and Livingstone almost gets them there. The last ball of the day goes over the midwicket for six. The penultimate ball of the day falls short with four. 49th Over: England 477-4 (Buttler 151, Livingstone 56) After failing to score in several overs, Buttler fails to break a de Villiers record either. A two, a single, and finally he increases his 150 from 65 deliveries. But Logan van Beek throws a really good over and pins his yorkers to keep the score at seven runs. 48th over: England 470-4 (Buttler 146, Livingstone 54) Everyone is trying to break an AB de Villiers record. His mark for the fastest 50 is 16 balls. Livingstone goes to 46/13 when he smashes Snater over cover. But his next try at a six goes miles in the air, landing behind a square leg and while he's dropped by Bas de Leede and gaining a lot of ground, it only gives Livingstone two runs. He then misses twice when Snater outwits him with slower balls that dodge the bat. When Livingstone throws another six to the ground, he has taken 17 balls and the record remains unbroken. Of course if you're playing at home that's the second fastest ever and the fastest for England. 47th over: England 457-4 (Buttler 146, Livingstone 42) Now Buttler can no longer strike with 146 from 62 balls. Livingstone hits a couple of fours from van Beek and he has 42 off 12 balls. 46th over: England 446-4 (Buttler 145, Livingstone 33) Boissevain vs. Livingstone, and that might not be the match you want. But Phillipe Boissevain, who started his first overs so well, had 108 wicketless runs today. Most of Livingtone's shots in this over are smeared over midwicket, with a few over long-off. 21st over: England 146-1 (Salt 84, Malan 49) Malan finally takes over the leggie. A little loop from Boissevain and Malan can stand and deliver with a straight drive. With Buttler, Morgan and Livingstone, that score could get huge. Dawid Malan from England hits a six. 45th over: England 414-4 (Buttler 145, Livingstone 1) Truly bizarre cricket. Out comes Livingstone with a hat trick that propels a single to defuse the delivery. Seelar tries to dash through a Yorker. Buttler crushes it for six more long ones! Lucky 13 for butler. He could break AB de Villiers record for fastest 150 here. I have two balls left or three to make up for it. England have over 400 and Pieter Seelar has scored a hat trick. The Dutch skipper hits his fellow captain with the pad-first ball. It looks like it hit the outside of the left-hander's stump, so the referee says no. Seelar reviews what his justification is, and DRS says: Roxanne, you have to run three red lights. Finally something for the Netherlands. Malan lifts the spinner over the side of the leg, behind the corner, but still needs a few meters for the shot. It comes down just inside the rope and requires a good catch. You'd think that would shake Liam Livingstone, but Eoin Morgan sent himself out instead. 44th over: England 401-2 (Malan 121, Buttler 138) Dawid Malan finally comes into play and lifts Boissevain right over the sight glass. The length was there to hit. But Butler doesn't care about the length. He's not on the spot for his next big swing. It lands just in front of him, turning away from him, outside the stump. And he still crosses it over wide long-on for six. Needs another spare ball as it doesn't come back. That makes 12 sixes for Buttler. 43rd over: England 385-2 (Malan 114, Buttler 129) This is absolute carnage. It's the cricket version of The Blues Brothers last half hour. Another six for Buttler to start over in 43rd and defeat Snater via long-off. He goes for four runs over cover from the side again. It feels like the over is settling down with some wides, singles, twos, but it still costs 17 runs. 42nd over: England 368-2 (Malan 113, Buttler 114) Short, easy and beaten away. Dutt delivers the length, Buttler goes back and punches him. The third century in this England innings. And that's the second-fastest century England has ever scored in one-day cricket. So was Buttler, in 46 Balls. Third fastest is now Buttler in 50. He celebrates with another six, poked down the side of the leg by the spinner. Then a single to hold the strike. He's 114 on 50 balls. He hit 10 sixes. And he surpassed Dawid Malan's score after coming out in the 30th when Malan came out in the second. 41st over: England 346-2 (Malan 112, Buttler 93) Ten overs to go. Biggest hit of the day from Buttler, who took van Beek's attempt at a Yorker and rammed it back into the trees over the privacy screen. The ground staff finds the ball at the end, and van Beek's attempt at the wide Yorker concedes a wide goal, then returns him a point ball. In comparison, that's a great result for the Netherlands. The bowler tries again and Buttler gets a fat inside edge for two runs to the fine leg. Wide again, chased again, squeezed back too low for two. Then a good Yorker that Buttler can only keep outside. Give him four runs in three balls and it feels like a win. 40th over: England 334-2 (Malan 110, Buttler 83) Buttler's stand-up scoop! Shapes to Scoop, expects a long ball from de Leede, who throws a slow bouncer instead. However, the leg-stump line gives Buttler time to adjust to length and catch the ball with his scoop shot. Four runs over fine leg. Next ball, same delivery, same shot, same result. Proceed, on the stumps, and Buttler whip shot over midwicket for six. Such neat timing, scooped. Then another slow bouncer, this time outside the stump, and Buttler gently pats him through the deep third. That makes 20 runs from Buttler's last five balls. Bas de Leede has gone from 30 to 65. 35th over: England 274-2 (Malan 99, Buttler 38) Oh my goodness. Buttler has no interest in hanging around. He walks down the floor for a long time. Vikramjit Singh in the long-on sees the hit and runs in off the rope. It's over his head for six. What does Butler do? What does Butler do? Hits another six, this time into the crowd. Deep center post. Strikes it flat to long. And is dropped by Musa Ahmed. Two lives in the over for a monstrous hitter who makes 21 runs out of it while Malan waits at the other end with 99. Jos Buttler hits the ball over the boundary for 6 more runs. 39' over: England 313-2 (Malan 110, Buttler 63) A bit askew again from Buttler, who slices van Beek through cover for a four, then flawless control from Malan, who lifts the bowler wide with a long-on to score a bouncer. Wides, singles, 13 from the over, van Beek has at least one wicket today but has conceded 52 runs in his seven overs. 38th over: England 300-2 (Malan 105, Buttler 57) Aryan Dutt tries to slow things down. Does a decent job, two off the first ball and singles after that, Buttler can't get a switch hit off to end the over. Seven runs is a win for the orange team at this point. That's 300 for England. They've added 48 in the last four overs. It's quite a pleasant day to see a cricket. 36th over: England 283-2 (Malan 99, Buttler 38) Buttler saved the bat and starts against Boissevain by sliding four more runs. Eventually he reverses the shot and Malan hits a ball into the midwicket. This is his first one-day century for England and makes him the only England player with a century to play in all three formats, alongside Buttler and Heather Knight. Englishman Dawid Malan celebrates his centenary. 37th over: England 293-2 (Malan 103, Buttler 52) The helicopter takes off! That whipping action with the wrists that allows Buttler to lift a York-length delivery for a huge six a long way. Shane Snater, the unlucky bowler. Also four singles. Also four singles. Buttler bekommt ein halbes Jahrhundert in 27 Bällen. 33. vorbei: England 246-2 (Malan 94, Buttler 15) Da geht Joseph Buttler. Etwas Midrange-Spin, genau das mag er. Wartet auf Seelar und schlägt einen langen geraden Drive in den Wald und verliert dabei den Ball. Neun aus dem Over, sobald ein neuer Ball gefunden wird und das Spiel fortgesetzt wird. 34. Over: England 253-2 (Malan 99, Buttler 17) Sieben Läufe von Boissevains Over. Er ist nur für zwei Vierer und einen Sechser gegangen, hat aber bisher immer noch 52 von sieben Overs kassiert. 27. vorbei: England 190-1 (Salt 101, Malan 75) Jonny Bairstow beschäftigt mit dem Testteam, Jason Roy fällt früh aus und Phil Salt an ihrer Stelle hat sein erstes Jahrhundert für England gemacht. Ein einfaches Tuck to Deep Midwicket erledigt den Job, und eine solide Feier folgt. Er hat es auch in einem schnellen Clip getan. Malan hat jetzt einen ähnlichen Meilenstein im Visier und bewegt sich auf 74, indem er Snater auf ein feines Bein schnippt. Phil Salt aus England feiert sein hundertjähriges Bestehen. 32. Over: England 237-2 (Malan 93, Buttler 7) Eine große Aufgabe für Boissevain gegen Buttler. Overpitches mit seinem ersten Ball und es wird ein Drag-Drive direkt für vier. Der zweite Ball ist kurz, aber Buttler zieht, anstatt zu schneiden, und kann das Feld nicht schlagen. Produziert danach den Zwischenschnitt, findet aber den Cover-Sweeper für einen. Das bringt den Linkshänder zum Schlag, und Malan streichelt einen Deckungsantrieb, als der Ball über ihn gewinkelt wird. 31. vorbei: England 228-2 (Malan 89, Buttler 2) Vier Läufe von Seelar vorbei. Buttler nimmt sich Zeit, schaut nach, verteidigt eine Fluglieferung, arbeitet an ein paar Singles. Einer von ihnen über diese Hockey-Cover-Drives, die er genießt. 9. vorbei: England 59-1 (Salt 35, Malan 21) Hier geht Malan. Erster Ball des Seelar vorbei, er fliegt den Ball und Englands Nummer drei geht nach unten und hebt ihn gerade hoch, im Stil von Matthew Hayden. Es gibt eine beträchtliche Verzögerung, da etwa 12 Helfer im Gebüsch herumgraben, um den Ball zu finden. Es folgen nur noch Singles, und neun von vorne scheinen für Seelar ein Ausweg zu sein. Dawid Malan von England schlägt den Ball. 3. Over: England 17-1 (Salt 14, Malan 1) Da Roy weg ist, liegt es an Salt, der Meister des Blasters zu sein. Er stellt sich jetzt der Herausforderung, covert van Beek für vier und zieht ihn für sechs! England ist aufgewacht. Phil Salt (Mitte) und Dawid Malan laufen zwischen den Pforten und tragen zu Englands Gesamtzahl bei. 30. vorbei: England 224-2 (Malan 87, Buttler 0) Eine Getränkepause nach dem Wicket, ein Malan-Single, und das war's. So. Buttler ist es gewohnt, ein T20-Inning zu eröffnen. Und jetzt wird er sein Tagewerk mit 20 Overs vor Schluss beginnen. Salt schneidet eine ziemlich gleichmäßige Lieferung ab, bekommt eher eine wirbelnde Oberkante als die Mitte, und Boissevain ist in der Lage, den Fang zu nehmen, der von hinten herumrutscht. Erleichterung für die Niederlande, aber als nächstes kommt Jos Buttler. 29. Over: England 218-1 (Salt 118, Malan 86) Der Kapitän bringt sich wieder ins Spiel, Pieter Seelar versucht, etwas Kontrolle zurückzugewinnen, und das ist theoretisch nett, aber nicht so gut, wenn er das Over mit einem vollen Wurf beendet, den Salt trifft in die Bäume jenseits der Grasbänke und lässt es vom Stamm zurück auf das Spielfeld prallen. 28. vorbei: England 208-1 (Salt 110, Malan 84) Malan ist jetzt auf der Flucht, da Bas de Leede zurückkommt und sofort zwei Grenzen setzt. Übergibt den Schlag an Salt, der einen Leg-Stumper abhebt und ihn über das rückwärtige Quadrat hebt. Die Linie ändert sich zu Outside Off Stump, also schlitzt Salt einen abgewinkelten Schläger durch und trifft ihn auf den Cover Fence. 26th over: England 182-1 (Salt 99, Malan 69) The reverse sweep comes out from Malan against Dutt, finding the fence for four. Two more runs through the covers, then at last the single to give strike to Salt. Dot ball first, back to the bowler. A gently driven single. Salt drying up a bit. You know how England tend to field too many right-arm seamers? It’s three left-armers (Willey, Topley, Curran) and three spinners (Rashid, Moeen, Livingstone). 25th over: England 174-1 (Salt 98, Malan 62) Shane Snater returns, having bowled four overs earlier. Fast enough, disciplined enough line, giving away nothing but singles until the last ball of the over when Salt gets a thick edge to the boundary through the vacant slips. 24th over: England 165-1 (Salt 92, Malan 59) Aryan Dutt gets through a tidy over for five runs. He’s just trying to avoid being hit at the moment, darting it through like he’s aiming for a 180 to start the leg well. 23rd over: England 160-1 (Salt 91, Malan 55) Boissevain keeps bowling boundary-less overs that still concede a lot of runs. Eight from this set, including a no-ball, but keeps Malan scoreless from the free hit. 22nd over: England 152-1 (Salt 89, Malan 50) Dutt can’t slow down the run rate, with Salt skipping back into his crease and pulling a shorter ball away for four. There’s a fielder at deep square leg but it’s too well struck for him. Malan raises a half-century for himself with a punched single. 20th over: England 137-1 (Salt 82, Malan 42) Aryan Dutt comes on to bowl, another tall spinner, this time an off-breaker. Malan plays a neat late cut for four. Salt picks up a couple of singles. He’s realistically eyeing off an England hundred for the first time now, his previous best score was 60. 1st over: England 1-0 (Roy 1, Salt 0) The new ball is in the hands of Logan van Beek, who starts superbly, finding some swing, keeping Jason Roy quiet, and beating Phil Salt with a full-length outswinger. Netherlands on top! 19th over: England 130-1 (Salt 80, Malan 37) Dawid Malan steps out and hits out, but miscues Boissevain down to long-off on the bounce. Salt pulls to the same part of the ground, but there’s no long-on for the right-hander and the ball clears the fielder in the circle. Gets stopped by the long-off coming across. No boundary from the over but the England bats still collect eight. The players are out there, with the Dutch team resplendent in orange. If you love football as well as cricket, it’s hard not to root for any team dressed like that. Hoping they will play total cricket. Jason Roy has gone! Well bowled Shane Snater, who went full, got some swing back in, and persuaded his cousin Jason to play on. An early shock for England as Jason Roy’s bails go flying in the second over. Shane Snater celebrates dismissing his cousin. 18th over: England 122-1 (Salt 76, Malan 34) The leg-spinner goes down to fine leg to field, and puts in a good sliding effort to save van Beek a boundary. A couple of singles, a driven brace for Salt, and another quiet over for Netherlands. 17th over: England 117-1 (Salt 72, Malan 33) Boissevain bowls his second over and does it very well. A couple of variations, a good length, and keeps them to two singles. 16th over: England 115-1 (Salt 71, Malan 32) Logan van Beek to take up the cudgels after the break. Does well to snatch a couple of straight hits off his own bowling on the bounce, denying runs, but when he drops short Phil Salt basically hits a home run to left field. 15th over: England 105-1 (Salt 62, Malan 31) Now it’s time for leg-spin, via Phillippe Boissevain. Darts it through with a grunt of effort, trying to skid off the pitch. A good enough start, ones and twos the only scores. 14th over: England 99-1 (Salt 60, Malan 27) Around the wicket now for de Leede against the left-handed Malan, and the bowler hits a nice line again when he hits it, but intersperses that with another wide and a half-volley for Salt to drive for four. The next boundary isn’t the bowler’s fault, off the top edge of an angled bat, but England are flying after the early wicket of Roy. 13th over: England 88-1 (Salt 51, Malan 26) Malan takes a craps table review, rolling the dice after missing a reverse sweep and being hit in front of middle and leg stump by a straight delivery from the spinner Seelar. And gets lucky! The soundwave technology takes an age to come up, then the ball-tracking does the same. There is no edge, but the tracker says the ball is slipping just past leg stump. Salt follows up with a flat loft over mid-off for four, the Sussex man raising his second half-century for England in his fourth match of one-day cricket. 12th over: England 82-1 (Salt 46, Malan 25) Bas de Leede starts off better, bowls one wide but then three dots on the spin, tight on the off stump line, and then has Salt dropped. Slips the ball wider, Salt cuts hard to Snater at deep point, and the opening bowler lets the flat hard shot burst through his hands. Salt takes two runs, then follows up by clouting four through mid on. 11th over: England 75-1 (Salt 40, Malan 25) One out of the lucky dip for Malan, who misses a reverse sweep but sufficiently distracts the keeper that the ball goes through for four byes. Four singles follow from the Seelar over. The spinner has already bowled three. 10th over: England 67-1 (Salt 38, Malan 23) Bas de Leede comes on to bowl, being talked up by... I’m going to guess that’s Peter Borren on commentary? New Zealand accent with a deep knowledge of Dutch players. Down leg goes de Leede with his first ball, then hits the angle across the lefty nicely after that. Schrodinger’s Borren says that de Leede can top 140 clicks when at his best. Only five from the bat in the over, but add three wides to that - one of them a stinker of a call from umpire Paul Reiffel after Malan moves across to the off side. 6th over: England 37-1 (Salt 24, Malan 11) Snater does well, mixing dots with singles, three of each. On the England balcony Eoin Morgan has his pads on, suggesting that he’s in next. On form he should probably be down at No 7, behind Buttler, Livingstone and Moeen, but England do need him to find his mojo before the T20 World Cup, so fair enough. Meanwhile we have a change of bowling at the sofa end. The award-winning Geoff Lemon is going to be at the helm for the next 50 overs or so. I’ll see you later, for the thrilling Dutch run chase. 8th over: England 50-1 (Salt 34, Malan 13) Snater carries on, a tidy line, and again its Malan picking off a single and Salt finding the rope, this time hitting hard down the ground to the on side of straight. There’s the first team milestone. 7th over: England 44-1 (Salt 29, Malan 12) Thanks Tim, and hello to everybody. Nice to be having a look at Amstelveen from many miles away. Nice for Salty Phil to have a look at an England spot as well, and he clubs another boundary through cover from Pieter Seelar, who I swear has been playing since I was a tiny child. 5th over: England 34-1 (Salt 23, Malan 9) Malan shuffles over to off stump, which works better for him than it did for Alex Lees in the Caribbean. He drives van Beek past cover point for his first four, then clips to midwicket for three. The news from Amstelveen is that Eoin Morgan – remember him? – has lost the toss, and Pieter Seelaar has asked England to bat first. The pitch looks like a belter, so England will be eyeing 400 as they play theirs game under their new coach, Matthew Mott. Play starts at 10am UK time. Netherlands captain Pieter Seelaar (left) wins the toss as England captain Eoin Morgan looks on. 4th over: England 25-1 (Salt 22, Malan 1) Snater comes down to earth as Salt hits two more fours – a handsome straight drive and a simple flick past fine leg, who is up in the circle. 2nd over: England 5-1 (Salt 3, Malan 1) Dawid Malan comes in at No 3, in the role defined by Kane Williamson when he was playing under Brendon McCullum and said he was the library in the theme park. Malan tucks a single, whereupon Phil Salt chips over cover, rather unconvincingly, for three. Rumours that the pitch is a belter may have been exaggerated: the ball seems to be sticking a bit. yet another England cricket match! yet another England cricket match! With a difference this time – it’s in Amsterdam. With a difference this time – it’s in Amsterdam. Now that Test cricket has turned into Twenty20, maybe we have to look to the 50-over game for a bit of peace and quiet. Now that Test cricket has turned into Twenty20, maybe we have to look to the 50-over game for a bit of peace and quiet.

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Why are European judges ruling in Great Britain despite Brexit?

Here are some of the key questions surrounding the European Court of Justice and its relationship with the UK and this case. (Author: Gardener)

EuropeanThe first migrant deportation flight to Rwanda, which was supposed to take off on Tuesday, was canceled after a massive last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights. All migrants were taken off the plane at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire after the court issued an urgent restraining order in respect of an Iraqi national and is considering a number of other applications. Home Secretary Priti Patel described the European Court of Human Rights' intervention as "very surprising", adding that "many of those who have been removed from this flight will be transferred to the next". With Prime Minister Boris Johnson adamant that the government should not be swayed, here are some of the key questions surrounding the European Court of Justice and its relationship with the UK and this case: The European Court of Human Rights is an international court founded in 1959 Deciding on individual or state claims for alleged violations of civil and political rights in the European Convention on Human Rights. While Britain officially left the European Union on January 1, 2021, it has not left the European Convention on Human Rights. This means that rulings by the European Court of Human Rights are still binding on Britain, as it is one of the 46 Council of Europe member states to have ratified the convention. While Brexit prevented European Union law from replacing UK law, including in areas such as agriculture, it did not affect the place of the European Convention on Human Rights in the UK. The 1998 Human Rights Act - when Tony Blair's New Labor government was in power - incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into British law and allowed the rights guaranteed by the Convention to be enforced in British courts. The Government has previously vowed to abolish the Human Rights Act and replace it with a new Bill of Rights that removes the supremacy of the European Court of Justice, after a pledge to reform human rights laws was included in the Tory Manifesto in 2019. So why did the European? Court of Human Rights intervenes in Rwanda flight? Left-wing lawyers have appealed through the UK court system in the case of an Iraqi asylum seeker named KN who was scheduled to board the first flight to Rwanda last night. They appealed on the basis of whether UK policy is in line with the Human Rights Act, whether the Home Secretary has the right to carry out the deportations, the rationality of their claim that Rwanda is generally a "safe third country" and whether it is the case is enough malaria prevention in the country. Their central argument was that the flights should not take place until a judicial review of the legitimacy of Rwanda's policies has been completed. British judges rejected these appeals, accepting government assurances that migrants would be returned to Britain if their deportation was found unlawful. After exhausting the avenues of the UK's High Court and Supreme Court to prevent KN being sent flying, the man's lawyers went to the European Court of Human Rights, which they were able to do because, despite Brexit, Britain is still a member of it is. The European Court of Human Rights then issued an interim measure in a last-ditch intervention, stating that KN should not be sent to Rwanda until a full decision on the legality of the government's policies was reached in the local courts. The court also said it effectively bans KN from being sent to Rwanda under its rules, which apply when there is an "imminent risk of irreparable harm". The appeals are understood to have been examined on papers by an after-hours judge, overriding the UK decisions. The European Court of Human Rights is understood to have considered a number of other applications. The European Court of Human Rights added that the UK government can only remove KN three weeks after a full judicial review of the policy's legality by the UK High Court - due at the end of July. A full Supreme Court review of Rwanda's policy is expected in July. In its ruling, the European Court of Human Rights acknowledged concerns about access to “fair and efficient refugee determination procedures” in Rwanda. It also took into account the fact that Rwanda is not part of the European human rights framework and the lack of "a legally enforceable mechanism" to return KN to the UK if there is a successful legal challenge to the policy. The court ruled that KN should not be removed until three weeks after service of the "final domestic decision in ongoing judicial review proceedings" - something that could put the government's Rwanda policy on hold for months. More lawsuits could be filed against Rwanda's policies as a whole, while others will focus on complaints from individual migrants. If Home Secretary Priti Patel begins preparing for a second attempt to fly migrants to East Africa, as she has promised, the entire court case could start all over again. Government sources said they feared the migrants' lawyers would now simply bypass the British courts and go straight to Strasbourg. Such a move could further incite Tory backbenchers questioning whether the UK should abide by the terms of the Human Rights Convention. Can Britain ignore the European Court of Human Rights? A cabinet minister told MailOnline: "Unlike the European Court of Justice, the decisions of the ECtHR have no direct effect and can therefore simply be overridden." composite international court overrules the democratic process. A decision to ignore the ECHR could lead to further legal challenges and protests. What happens to the next flight to Rwanda? The government still intends to proceed with the next deportation flight to Rwanda - with Home Secretary Priti Patel saying preparations "start now", adding that they "will not be stopped from doing the right thing". Work and Pensions Minister Therese Coffey said she was "very confident" that the government would be able to continue the policy of deporting migrants to Rwanda. She said the Home Office was "already preparing for the next flight and we will continue to prepare and try to overturn any future legal challenges as well." Ms Coffey also said ministers were "surprised and disappointed" by the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights and she had "never experienced such a swift decision from anyone at the ECtHR". But human rights lawyer Frances Swaine, who is representing a man to be flown to Rwanda, said the government should wait until a judicial review is heard before undertaking another deportation flight to the country. "The European Court of Human Rights has recommended that no further flight proposals be put together until the extensive judicial review hearing of the entire directive is complete," she told the BBC. “Because there will be a decision in July as to whether or not this policy can remain in place, or whether some legislative changes would be required if the government were absolutely determined to go through with them. What is the European Convention on Human Rights? The European Convention on Human Rights was developed in the middle of World War II to ensure that governments would never again be allowed to dehumanize and abuse people's rights with impunity. How does the European Convention relate to UK human rights law? The Human Rights Act 1998 incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law, allowing the rights guaranteed by the Convention to be enforced in UK courts. However, the Government has vowed to scrap the Human Rights Bill and replace it with a new Bill of Rights after a pledge to reform human rights laws was included in the Tory Manifesto in 2019. The government said the changes would strengthen "freedom of speech" and strike a "right balance" between individual rights and effective politics. Could Britain leave the European Convention on Human Rights to enforce the policy? The government has already committed to a restructuring of human rights laws, but intervention by the European Court of Justice will fuel calls for the UK to withdraw from the convention entirely. The Prime Minister did not rule out such a drastic measure when questioned on Tuesday ahead of the Strasbourg court's injunction. But withdrawing from the ECHR – which emerged after World War II – would be a significant step that could have far-reaching implications for other international agreements. As part of the Good Friday Agreement, the ECHR underpins human rights guarantees in Northern Ireland. Retaining the ECHR also helps ensure judicial and legal cooperation with the EU in the context of Brexit. Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said she was not aware of any steps for the UK to leave the European Convention on Human Rights, saying: "At the moment I am not aware of any decisions or even any indication of it." Ms Coffey told how she instead expected the government to appeal the verdict, saying: "The most important thing is that we address this issue now. I am sure we will return to the ECtHR to challenge this original judgment.' Does this mean the migrant plan is illegal in Rwanda? Activists for those selected for the first flight have already argued in court that if the policy is eventually ruled illegal, anyone sent to Rwanda would have to be brought back. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has twice warned the Home Office that sending asylum seekers to Rwanda is illegal due to the risk of refugees being rejected by the African country. Refoulement means that refugees or asylum-seekers are forcibly returned to a country where they could face persecution and is illegal under international law – something the UN is responsible for overseeing. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also called the policy "potentially unlawful", but the Home Office has defended it and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government had anticipated "many teething troubles". The President of the Court of Appeal, Lord Reed, said on Tuesday there had been an "assurance" that steps would be taken to bring back any migrants flown there in the meantime if the Government's policy was found to be unlawful. Does the government have to pass a new law? The passage of a new law implementing Rwanda policy by the House of Commons and Lords could sidestep the current legal challenges facing the policy. But left-wing advocates could still try to argue that the human rights law replaces the new law. What happens to the asylum seekers who should be on the flight? The migrants were likely returned to a detention center after being taken off the plane and Home Secretary Priti Patel said "many of those removed from this plane will be placed on the next". The ECtHR ruling said the migrant known as KN should not be deported before three weeks after a full judicial review of the policy's legality by the UK High Court. What would have happened to the migrants sent to Rwanda? The first migrants to arrive in Rwanda were expected to be flown into a private terminal at Kigali International Airport before being taken directly to accommodation at Hope Hostel - where they will have the opportunity to rest, eat and being tested for Covid-19 before being processed. The Rwandan government said this is the only facility used so far for initial housing under the plan. Within 24 hours of arrival, migrants are granted a three-month residency permit in Rwanda while their immigration status is being decided. The immigration service will submit a file for the review board within 15 days, after which a decision is expected within a further 45 days, the Rwandan Ministry of Justice said. The newcomers do not have to apply for asylum, but those who do will take this into account in the first instance. Anyone with no or a denied asylum application is then screened for the right to reside and work under broader immigration rules. The government said it has increased staff and resources to make the process as efficient as possible and hopes to be able to consider claims within three months. While their immigration status is being determined, migrants take part in an orientation program to help them adjust to their new life in Rwanda - if they decide to stay - with information about the country such as weather and geography, as well as a tour of the area. What does Rwanda say about the canceled flight last night? Rwandan government spokesman Yolande Makolo said the country was "not deterred by these developments." She added: “Rwanda remains fully committed to making this partnership work. Rwanda stands ready to receive the migrants upon arrival and offer them safety and opportunity in our country.” The Rwandan government has already hit back at “offensive” criticism of plans to send migrants there, saying opponents “miss the bigger picture ', in terms of efforts to improve living standards and provide better opportunities to keep their young people from moving to Europe and provide a safe haven for refugees. Why does the British government want to fly the migrants to Rwanda? The government says it welcomes refugees arriving via approved immigration routes but wants to put the criminal smuggling gangs that operate dangerous canal crossings out of business. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the "migration partnership" with Rwanda aims "to ensure that those who enter the UK dangerously, illegally or unnecessarily are relocated to build their lives there". The government has talked about breaking the people smugglers' business model amid concerns about the demands of the current system and the cost to taxpayers of regular crossings across the English Channel. At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that what the "criminal gangs are doing and what ... those who effectively support the criminal gangs' work are doing is undermining people's confidence in the safe and legal system. undermine the general acceptability of immigration”. Earlier this week, Mr Johnson told LBC radio: "I think it's very important that the criminal gangs that are endangering the lives of people in the Channel are broken - broken up - by this government. Ms Patel said the "vast majority" of those arriving in the UK by means deemed "illegal" - such as on unauthorized boats or stowed in lorries - will be considered for relocation. More than 28,000 migrants crossed the Channel to Britain last year, up from 8,500 in 2020, and around 10,000 have arrived so far this year. Refugee Council executive director Enver Solomon said the threat of deportation will cause "human suffering, hardship and chaos" with "far-reaching consequences for desperate people who simply need safety". Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union, said the policy was "inhumane" while Prince Charles is said to have privately condemned the scheme as "appalling". Suggesting that the Rwanda program violated Christian values, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other senior bishops wrote in a joint letter to the Times: "Whether the first deportation flight leaves Britain for Rwanda today or not, this policy should help us as a nation shame. Migrant and refugee groups point out that there are no approved legal routes for most people, with the exception of those fleeing Afghanistan and Ukraine. An interim measure - similar to an injunction - was granted by the court on Tuesday under Rule 39, allowing judges to act where there is "imminent threat of irreparable harm". It was brought by lawyers for an Iraqi asylum seeker and passenger, "KN". The judge said KN should not be removed before three weeks after UK courts ruled on the legality of the UK policy. Two other applications from migrants were granted, causing the Interior Ministry to cancel the flight. The Government's plans reflect to some extent the Australian approach to offshore processing of asylum seekers. Rwanda's President Paul Kagame is said to be enthusiastic about the regulation because his country urgently needs young male workers.

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Newcastle transfer rumours

All the latest Newcastle transfer news, rumors and rumors... (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleNewcastle transfer news round-up, rumors and gossip in the 2022 summer window. Newcastle agree personal terms on Ekitike deal Personal terms with Reims striker Hugo Ekitike are on the cusp of his proposed move to Newcastle - but there is still work to be done. Eddie Howe is keen to boost his goalkeeping options, with Dean Henderson also on the radar, but he has signed a season-long loan deal with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Matt Targett has completed his permanent move to Newcastle after the club activated their option to sign him following his successful loan spell. The 26-year-old impressed head coach Eddie Howe and the club's new owners by playing every minute of the 16 Premier League games he appeared in on January 31, helping steer the club away from the relegation zone and 11th. Place to keep five clean sheets along the way. Newcastle had agreed a deal to make the move permanent for £15m, including a £3m loan fee for last season, and ticked the option. Alphonse Areola - West Ham are pushing to secure a deal for goalkeeper Alphonse Areola amid interest from Newcastle (The Sun, June 17). Sven Botman & Hugo Ekitike - Newcastle are increasingly frustrated in the pursuit of top targets Sven Botman and Hugo Ekitike - and officials believe clubs are levying the same 'toon tax' on the mega-rich Saudi Magpies as they did during the January transfer window (Sun 16 June). Sven Botman - Newcastle United are ready to pull away from a deal to sign Lille centre-back Sven Botman after the French club changed their mind about accepting a £30m bid, raising the offer price to £36m ( Daily Telegraph, June 14) ; Newcastle have offered around £29m plus add-ons for Botman this summer, with AC Milan also interested in the Dutchman (Daily Mail 10 June); Newcastle United are poised to break through in their pursuit of Lille centre-back Sven Botman after weeks of negotiations (Daily Telegraph, June 9); Manchester United and Tottenham are believed to be in the race to land Lille defender Botman, a long-term goal for Newcastle United (Daily Express, June 9); Newcastle are encouraged to bid again for Dutch centre-back Botman (Daily Telegraph, May 25). Hugo Ekitike - Newcastle United are still confident they can nail a £25m+ deal for Reims striker Hugo Ekitike this summer (Daily Mail, June 14); Newcastle are closer to signing striker Ekitike after Reims accepted an offer of €30m (£25.6m) plus up to €5m in surcharges (The Guardian, June 3); Newcastle finalize deal to sign Reims striker Ekitike for around £36m including surcharges (Daily Mail, June 2); Newcastle have been invited to bid for Reims Hotshot Ekitike (Daily Mirror, 31 May). Charlie McArthur - Newcastle have increased their interest in Kilmarnock's youthful defender but are likely to face competition from Manchester City, Liverpool and West Ham for the 17-year-old Scotland youth international's signature (Daily Mail, June 16). Nathan Ake - Newcastle are set to shell out £50m if they want to sign Manchester City's Nathan Ake (The Sun, June 6). Victor Osimhen - Newcastle are ready to make Napoli striker Victor Osimhen a 'monster offer' this summer, with Arsenal conceding his £85m asking price is too high for them (Sunday Express, June 5). Yannick Carrasco - Newcastle are set to renew their efforts to sign Belgium winger Carrasco after failing to secure him in the January window (Daily Express, June 3). Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Newcastle will return for Everton striker Calvert-Lewin if Hugo Ekitike decides it's too early in his career to leave French club Reims and move to another country (Daily Express, June 3 ); Newcastle are set to make a move for Everton and England striker Calvert-Lewin this summer (Daily Telegraph, May 13). William Saliba - Newcastle have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender Saliba should the Gunners decide not to include him in their first-team plans (Daily Mirror, June 1). Fabian Ruiz - Arsenal and Newcastle United's hopes of signing midfielder Ruiz from Napoli were boosted after he rejected a new contract offer from the Serie A club (The Sun, May 30). Moussa Diaby - Newcastle United have been quoted a transfer fee of more than £40m for winger Moussa Diaby by their Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen (The Sun on Sunday 29 May). Newcastle are looking to add Bayer Leverkusen winger Diaby to their attack next season and have been researching a deal for the France international (Daily Telegraph, May 28) Dean Henderson - Newcastle United have no plans to sign Dean Henderson from Manchester United this summer be linked to a goalkeeper change (Daily Telegraph, 7 June); Newcastle are set to offer Manchester United Darlow as part of an agreement to land Henderson (The Sun, May 27). Malcolm Ebiowei - Derby starlet Ebiowei is at the center of a four-way battle between Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham and Crystal Palace as he moves closer to a decision on his future (Daily Mail, May 27). Lucas Paqueta - Newcastle United are ready to break their transfer record to sign Brazilian midfielder Paqueta, a former Lyon team-mate of current record-holder Bruno Guimaraes who was signed in January for a fee of up to £43m (The Times, January 26). May). Jack Harrison - Newcastle United are interested in signing Leeds United winger Jack Harrison but fear the Yorkshire club's survival in the Premier League will make a deal difficult to secure (Daily Telegraph, May 25). Jesse Lingard - Newcastle are unlikely to sign Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard unless he reduces his wage demands (Daily Mail, May 21); Lingard has reportedly decided not to move to Newcastle in the summer due to his £150,000-a-week wage demands, plus an application fee and bonuses (Daily Telegraph, 12 May). Armando Broja - Arsenal are joined by Newcastle and West Ham in the race for Chelsea hotshot Armando Broja (Sunday Express, May 22). Sam Johnstone - England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is being pursued by five Premier League sides - Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham, Leicester and Brighton - before his contract with West Brom expires next month (The Sun, May 20). Miguel Almiron - The midfielder won't be leaving Newcastle United this summer, according to his agent, who says his client is at 'the best club in the world' (Daily Express, June 11). Jamal Lewis - The signing of Matt Targett by Newcastle United could see Jamal Lewis out of St James' Park, while goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is reportedly in talks about a move to Preston (Daily Mirror, June 11). Jamaal Lascelles - Newcastle skipper Lascelles could return to newly promoted Nottingham Forest eight years after swapping the town site for St James' Park (Daily Mirror, June 2). Matt Ritchie - Bournemouth are keeping a close eye on Ritchie's situation at Newcastle and will act if he is deemed redundant (Daily Mirror, June 2). Newcastle signings confirmedNewcastle departures confirmedFollow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports Who will be on the road this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?

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Jupiter helps you identify who and what will help you win

When people are truly together, what's inside is more than enough. Ke… (Author: Gardener)

JupiterToday's Moon encourages you to review all relationships and solidify - or release - important promises. When people are truly together, what's inside is more than enough. Hiding career aspirations can turn off backers, so share everything. Passion is fiery but true, with so much potential for a new beginning. So if you're not feeling challenged at home or at work, try to switch. If you are in love, take the time to send that special message. Marvel and win make a fabulous Jupiter mix. So, by learning more about a person or project, you can increase your profit potential. When it comes to love, you have a naughty streak that is fun, fresh and delights partners. New wealth in a family is ready to be shared with you - and grows even more when you bring your own knowledge to bear. Pride at home can crowd out the chance for forgiveness, but you can change that by stepping out of your comfort zone. Partners need space to think about "M". A mix of Mercury optimism and Moon caution makes your winning industry sing - any risks you take are well thought out. It's a day for love revelations when partners open up while new love is in the air when a loyalty card is used. With so much star twinkle, your creative self takes center stage—and many realize that, whether they say it or not. Taking the lead with a love partner can end insecurity. If you're single, a last-minute change in meeting point or time can be your passionate cue. A friend with a new title can connect to competitive happiness. You've been keeping so much under wraps at home, now the moon is showing it's time to let it all go. When a name gets through to you twice from different sources, it is a signal that you are ready to try your luck. Jupiter helps you identify who and what will help you win. The wait for love is over as private promises become public. It's not always about success, it's about experience and learning. In love, you have more control than you think. Get out passion dreams and see what happens - but make sure you include a calm Taurus. You dream of a distant name - and then it appears. This is the most important indication of passion that should not be ignored. If you're in a relationship, you may realize how deep your feelings run, but a partner needs to be told. The unused portion of a travel ticket can be your link to real estate happiness, even a new home. The power of transformation is strong, and instead of keeping hopes secret, you can share them. Passion runs so deep, with a delicious physical vein.

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At $10 a gallon, Norway's motorists are feeling the fuel shortage

(Bloomberg) -- As US drivers despair at gasoline prices above $5 a gallon, think of motorists in oil-rich Norway, where prices are at $10 Wall Street nerves: WrapFed markets hike 75 basis points; Powell says 75 or 50 is likely in July. The world's central banks got it wrong, and economies are paying the price (Author: Gardener)

Norway(Bloomberg) - While US drivers despair at gas prices exceeding $5 a gallon, think of motorists in oil-rich Norway, where prices are hovering around $10. Petrol stations in Oslo were selling the unleaded fuel for about 27 kroner a liter, or about $10.30 a gallon, on Friday. Almost half of the cost of pumps in the Nordic nation consists of road, carbon and sales taxes, according to the Norwegian Automobile Association. Norway is Europe's largest oil producer and the surge in oil and gas prices due to the war in Ukraine has boosted its coffers. But its consumers - like those across the continent - have been hit by soaring pump prices while pressured by higher energy and near-record food costs. While the Norwegian government has stepped in to subsidize household energy bills, it's not that keen on petrol. Still, higher fuel prices could help spur the switch to zero-emission vehicles in Norway, where four out of five new cars sold so far this year were electric. Much of this is thanks to a range of incentives, including reduced taxes on new purchases, which are part of a goal to ban sales of new petroleum-powered cars by 2025.

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Labor MP argues why we should worry PM not hiring new ethics adviser

It follows reports Boris Johnson may not replace Lord Geidt following his unexpected resignation this week. (Author: Gardener)

PMLabor Party's Thangam Debbonaire proposed to Johnson over suggestion he might not hire a new ethics adviser (Photo: BBC/Getty) Labor Party's Thangam Debbonaire wasted no time in getting to know Boris Johnson over reports he might not will hire new BBC ethics chief to upset Question Time. His resignation letter revealed he believed the Prime Minister had "ridiculed" the Ministerial Code and suggested a "willful" breach of the rules that put Geidt in "an impossible and heinous position". Geidt's departure means Johnson has lost two ethics advisers in less than three years during his time at No.10. Then a spokesman suggested that the prime minister might not even hire a new ethics chief - a claim that set off alarm bells among his critics. She told Question Time: "Losing an ethics adviser is reckless, but losing two smacks of something far more serious. "It's really problematic when an ethics adviser, who is unequivocally in tune with the tone of his letter to the Prime Minister, has gritted his teeth for the past few months and persevered and is trying to stick with it." Tory MP Matt Vickers then interjected that Geidt "tried to renew his contract" after claims the ethics chief had asked just this week to extend his term by another six months, but Debbonaire ignored him. She suggested the "crickets" Geidt received from the parliamentary committee over the prime minister's potential breach of ministerial code throughout the partygate may have been the last straw. "His principles have led him to believe he has been placed in a hideous and impossible position, he has said so. "I think we have a government willing to put their own ethics adviser in such an impossible position, not just once, not twice, but multiple times. "Unfortunately, I have to say that I really don't understand how Boris Johnson is actually going to recruit another ethics adviser." However, she then realized that the Prime Minister would probably not hire a new one instead. "He seems to be redrawing the whole idea of ​​this role, which is quite an extraordinary thing," the Labor Shadow Secretary said. "A truly ethical and moral Prime Minister would have nothing to fear from a strong-willed, independent ethics adviser." Speaking to Sky News on Friday, Business Secretary Paul Scully said he "agreed with the idea" if there was a mechanism that would still ensure that ministers are held accountable. He suggested that the Ministerial Code cover that role, stating: "It [enshrines] the principles that we all stone on, not just as MPs when we first come into the House, but when we take office as ministers." He also said Johnson had still maintained high standards despite the excitement surrounding his role in recent months over Partygate and the Prime Minister's recent changes to the Code of Ministers. The Code sets out the principles to which all ministers, including the Prime Minister, are expected to adhere. They pointed out that the move came just before the Commons Privileges Committee began investigating the Prime Minister to see if he misled the Commons by claiming No 10 had not breached lockdown rules.

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serving inspiration

Two high school graduates describe their unique experience of playing on the men's varsity tennis team (Author: Gardener)

TwoTOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It's graduation season and families across the area are sending their children off to tackle life after high school. For this issue of Feel Good Friday, we're putting the spotlight on two young ladies who turned heads on the tennis court as they finished their senior years. Brie Sensenstein and Kat Lach are now proud graduates of Central Catholic High School. Both have played different sports during their school careers and this has led to both attracting attention for doing something that many families didn't realize was an option. Both ladies played a college girls' sport in the fall that made them eligible to play on the college men's tennis team in the spring. "I was mostly expecting a bunch of high school guys like, 'Oh, a girl on the team? She must be so bad!' I felt that way, but over time it changed. They tend to see me as equal and even better than some of them," Sensenstein said. Lake agreed. Both women left the experience feeling fulfilled and hoping to encourage younger athletes to have the confidence to play outside of the box. "I feel like if you put in the work and show up as often as the other person that shows up, you have just as much claim to playing them and winning," Sensenstein said, laughing. Kat agreed, saying she learned a valuable life lesson in the process. If you have an idea for Feel Good Friday with Sashem Brey, click here to submit it.

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Severe storms and high heat on Friday, cooler and drier this weekend

IMPACT DAY: Heavy storms and high heat on Friday, cooler and drier this weekend (Author: Gardener)

this weekendYou are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Pallo goes into the 6th without a bat as Hawks win the semifinals. Over 1,000 flights were canceled heading into the weekend. Here's why "the monarchy as a thing is a bit absurd": Noel Gallagher believes the "appeal" of the royal family is "waning". ' 'The monarchy as a whole is a bit absurd': Noel Gallagher thinks the 'appeal' of the royal family is 'waning' Kesha reveals she's 'not gay' and 'not straight' Heavy storms and heat Friday, cooler and drier this weekend IMPACT DAY: Heavy storms and heat Friday, cooler and drier this weekend IMPACT DAY: Heavy storms and heat Friday, cooler and drier this weekend IMPACT DAY: Heavy storms and heat Friday, cooler and drier this weekend Winston -Salem: Moped rider hospitalized after being hit by semi-truck, police say, Novant Health nutritionist offers tips on packing healthy school or camp lunches Operation HOPE CEO: 'Financial literacy is the new civil rights issue' "Jerry and Marge Go Large" in a Real Lottery Story Here's Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refuses to Underwrite Biden for 2024 Matters support. See How Ron DeSantis Responded to Supporting Elon Musk 6. Mother of Alleged Patriot Front Member: His Ideology Makes Me Sick Hear Why a Constitutional Expert Says Trump is 'Undoubtedly' Guilty Hear Why a Constitutional Expert Says Trump " without a doubt” finds guilty Crypto collapses. Mortgage rates are rising. That Means Everything That Means Everything The January 6 Committee Outlines Trump's Pressure Campaign on Pence to Cancel the 2020 Election Results The January 6 Committee Outlines Trump's Pressure Campaign on Pence to Cancel the 2020 Election Results Pence when they breached the capitol See how close rioters got to Pence as they breached the capitol Best of the week Best of the week This little girl is raising money for Ukraine Aww! Awww! 12 adorable penguins released back into the wild on a beach in Argentina 12 adorable penguins released back into the wild on a beach in Argentina Ways to save money if you're invited to a destination wedding Sustainable products too find is a major obstacle for people who want it Practice self-care Moose stops traffic, eats snow off waiting cars Family members play different roles when planning a vacation Princess Charlotte follows Prince George and Prince Williams Passionate about football Your podiatrist knows more about you , than you think Sustainable staples to give away Dad This Father's Day, this bear cub was rescued and brought back to life by this heroic wildlife group. Images feature royal nannies and the children they hold dear! American parents want their kids to play outside. Puppy fetches a live animal instead of his ball. Knick Knack Tech gifts for dad that won't break the budget. Prince Louis' early childhood and upbringing this Father's Day will be different from Prince George and Princess Charlotte's simple tips for saving money on iced coffee during these hot summer months The car trim People are willing to pay more for these signs Could mean that your date goes well A new way to the nose you want Is the ever pan forever? How to save money on printer ink How to clean and care for non-stick pans The best way to cook chicken wings at home What NOT to cook in an air fryer How to clean and care for pillows How to find the best ergonomic mouse How to make holiday dinners in an air fryer How to deep clean an air fryer Camping tip: How to fold an air mattress How to properly de-tap a toilet

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One day heat wave, then refreshing and dry

Friday will be summery, hot and humid, but Father's Day weekend will offer a touch of spring or even fall in the air for New Jersey. (Author: Gardener)

One dayThere's something for everyone in the weekend's forecast as we move from hot, humid conditions to cool, refreshing weather. Temperatures on Friday will be 10+ degrees above normal for mid-June. Temperatures over the weekend will tip to over 10 degrees below normal. There is also a possibility of a thunderstorm in the forecast for Friday, but this is conditional. When a storm hits our hot, humid, succulent atmosphere, it will almost certainly be on the strong side, with gusty winds, intense lightning, and heavy rain. The weekend will be completely dry and the humidity will drop. But with a strong north-west breeze on Saturday, there's a big question: will it be too chilly for the pool? A muggy summer day. While we'll miss the "dangerous" heat and humidity benchmarks, you'll definitely be sweating all Friday. Morning temperatures across the country average 70 degrees – quite muggy. High temperatures aim for 90 to 95 degrees. It will be windy, with a "blast furnace" southwest blowing up to 20 miles per hour. (Therefore no sea breeze, so even the beaches on the mainland are warm and toasty.). Early morning clouds give way to much hazy sunshine from late morning into the afternoon. A cold front will slide northwest-southeast through New Jersey on Friday afternoon. This is the leading edge of a new, cooler, drier mass of air. Forecast models practically show bupkis in terms of rain. Again, that would be in the afternoon and early evening hours. But again, the vast majority of NJ should remain dry on Friday. As the humidity drops, Friday evenings become more and more comfortable. It will be clear and dry overnight with a low temperature near 60 degrees. Definitely cool and less humid. In fact, with dew points dipping into the 40's, I would even call it ridiculously dry. Also on Saturday our weather stays dry, with bright, mostly sunny skies. High temperatures only reach around 70 degrees - that's more than 10 degrees below seasonal normals for mid-June. The only potential weather disruption for Saturday will be a strong north-west wind driving cooling and drying. (And so I suspect it will feel like an early fall day, which tends to be a windy time of year.) There are many factors here that affect how Saturday feels. Yes, the temperatures will be below normal, the humidity will be in the basement and this wind will blow and contribute to a cooling effect. But the sun is definitely getting nice and warm. Conclusion: Saturday will be beautiful. But not exactly perfect summer weather, pool day, beach day. Even better than Saturday. Still dry. Still not wet. Sunday will be windy, but the wind should be lighter than on Saturday. And that will allow temperatures to warm up to the mid-70s by the afternoon. Three days in a row with pleasant, bright weather? On Monday there will be some fair weather clouds, but we still call it partly sunny. (That's about 50% sky coverage.) Temperatures will warm to about 80 degrees. While I can't completely rule out a late evening shower, I'm keeping my official forecast dry and comfortable for now. A beautiful last day of spring. Forecast models have not yet agreed on a safe solution for the middle of next week. It's getting restless again, on Tuesday our next chance of rain comes into play. (The summer solstice, by the way.) Passing showers and mostly cloudy skies will at least have a cooling effect on temperatures. Yesterday my numbers were hovering at or below normal temperatures. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter for the latest forecasts and real-time weather updates.

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