Leicester vs Watford suspended for five minutes after floodlight failure as fans light up King Power with their phones
LEICESTER’S 4-1 win over Watford in the FA Cup was suspended for five minutes due to a FLOODLIGHT failure.
The incident occurred on the hour mark of Saturday’s third round clash at the King Power Stadium.GettyThe floodlights went out at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night[/caption] ReutersFans lit up the arena with their phones as Leicester knocked Watford out of the FA Cup[/caption]
Players on both sides were going about their business when the lights simply gave up.
It prompted supporters to light up the arena with their mobile phones.
And witty Foxes fans sang: “We’re Leicester City, we’ll play in the dark.”
As a maintenance team went in to sort out the issue, Leicester and Watford players kept warm with some running and ball-work.
But after just five minutes, the floodlights were turned back on to raucous cheers.
And the game was able to carry on, with holders Leicester booking their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.GettyPlay was suspended for five minutes before Leicester wrapped up a 4-1 win[/caption] ReutersThe stadium cast an eerie look as it was shrouded in darkness[/caption] Most read in Football TRANSFERS LIVE Luis Diaz to Liverpool EXCLUSIVE, Trippier completes Newcastle switch GUNNERS NEWS LIVE Bruno Guimaraes £40m, Dusan Vlahovic UPDATE, Coutinho joins Villa CUP MAGIC FA Cup third round fixtures: TV channel, live stream and kick-off times HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married TRUE STORE-Y Georgina Rodriguez reveals she lived in a storage room before meeting Ronaldo ALL HANDS ON BECK Inside David Beckham's incredible holiday on luxury £5m superyacht Seven
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Youri Tielemans put the hosts ahead after just seven minutes with a well-aimed penalty.
And James Maddison put Leicester two-up with a strike in the 25th minute.
Watford looked set to mount a fightback when Joao Pedro pulled one back just moments later.
But Harvey Barnes’ 54th minute effort put Leicester in total control.
And the win was wrapped up five minutes from time when Marc Albrighton made it 4-1 to last year’s champions.
The game also saw Brendan Rodgers hand a senior debut to 16-year-old Will Alves, making him the youngest player to represent Leicester since Joe Mattock in 2007.
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HIKED charges and a seemingly never-ending energy crisis are crippling Brits finances, so many are eager to slash costs any way they can.
Households are forking out hundreds more than they used to, to foot their monthly bills.GettyA heating expert has revealed how to keep your costs down[/caption]
That’s without the rocketing cost of living and other bills toppling household budgets nationwide too.
Last year, the average families would spend on all their bills was around £2,550 a month, according to the ONS Family Spending report, but one expert reckons you can slash that cost by almost a fifth.
Matthew Jenkins, heating expert from MyJobQuote has revealed how to save up to £692 on household bills this year.
Taking on each of the tips could help lower costs by hundreds of pounds and see your energy usage dip, which is welcomed as many Brits clutch tight at their purse strings at the beginning of the year.
Here are the key things he says you should change if you want to keep prices down.Most read in Money OFF GRID UK's loneliest holiday home with no gas, electric or TOILET on sale for £550k BACK ON TRACK I cleared £5,000 debt in just 10 months - how you can do it too BILL HELP Thousands of families can apply for up to £600 cash - how much can you claim NOW SOFA SO BAD My new £1,600 sofa looks like it's years old - and DFS told me to fix it myself WHAT THE CLUCK You’ve been ordering your Nando’s all wrong - five tricks to save you £21 WARM UP How much does it cost to leave your central heating on all night? Heat your home efficiently – save £55 a year
As much as 20% of your home’s heat escapes in the winter season so it’s almost like you’re throwing money out the window with every unsealed crack and gap.
Households could save an average of £55 a year by heating their homes more efficiently though.
Matthew said: “Before even putting the heating on, first identify ways in which it can easily escape.”
This might be through gaps in poorly glazed windows and doors or unused chimneys, unused vents and uninsulated walls.
So you’ll need a form of insulation to trap the heat instead, but this doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Matthew said: “Depending on the size of your home, you can expect to pay upwards of £5,000 for internal insulation.
“But to do it cheaper, buy draught excluders to cover up any gaps between your window and door frames, which will prevent heat escaping and cold air entering.
Switching out some of the tech you have in your home could help save on bills too, and it could be as simple as changing a lightbulb.
“Switching light bulbs to more energy-efficient ones is one of the easiest ways to save money and avoid wasting energy,” Matthew said.
“Although LED bulbs are slightly more expensive than normal bulbs, they use 80% less electricity and can save homeowners £232 a year.”Reduce the temperature – save £55 a year
The average household sets their thermostat at 21 degrees, which is three degrees higher than the cheapest you could get away with whilst staying comfortable.
Matthew also explained that you can save at least £55 a year on your heating bills by reducing your thermostat by just one degree.
“If your boiler is working efficiently then reducing your thermostat by just one degree will save you money without compromising on your comfort indoors,” he said.
“As a rule of thumb, for every degree you increase the temperature, your heating bill will increase by 10%, so it adds up.”
But it takes more than fixing just the heating itself, as factors in your home can affect how much warmth you actually feel.
If you’ve got furniture blocking a radiator then you’re not going to benefit from the heat, or if a radiator is on what is an outside uninsulated wall the heat is going to escape the wrong way rather than heat the room.
Matthew said: “There are ways to help optimise your heating and radiators.
“One simple idea is to place a shelf just above a radiator to help throw heat into the room rather than letting it simply rise to the ceiling.”Check your boiler – Save up to £350
Matthew said: “An older and inefficient boiler can cost you up to 30% more than necessary and, on average, can cost you £350 more than a newer boiler model.”
But he revealed that there are tell-tale signs to spot your boiler may need replacing to a newer, more efficient model.
These include spotting hiked gas bills which mean your boiler is using more gas than it should be, or an unpredictable pressure gauge – it should be between one and two on the gauge and anything more or less means problems.
If your boiler isn’t up to scratch then you could get cold spots across the home, costing more money than necessary and the tech will be powering on with no output felt.
But you’ll need to factor in that buying a replacement boiler is going to be expensive initially with up front costs between £300 – £500 according to Which?.
You’ve been drying your dishwashing gloves all wrong – simple and cheap trick will prevent water from pooling inside
RAISE your hand if you hate putting on your dishwashing gloves and finding out they’re still wet from the last time you did dishes.
If that’s the case, this is the hack for you.GettyA new hack will have you hanging your dishwashing gloves instead of laying them out[/caption] GettyIt will stop them from pooling water inside[/caption]
First of all, if you’re not using gloves to wash your dishes, you might want to start as soon as possible.
Not only will your hands thank you for it, but your manicure (if you get one, you do you) will last you longer and say goodbye to touching any wet food.
Once you purchase those brand-new gloves, you’ll also want to purchase a command hook and get yourself a binder clip, according to Kitchn.
Why? Because you shouldn’t ball up your gloves once you’re done with them as they could get stinky and moldy, and you shouldn’t just drape them over the sink.
They could drip water on the floor and that’s just plain dangerous.
Instead, you’ll want to stick the command hook to your backsplash or the inside of a cabinet.
Then, you’ll hang the binder clip from one end on the command hook.Most read in Fabulous COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got ROYAL ROW Wills & Charles 'furious' with Andy over huge legal bills as 'Queen cuts him off' DRESS DOWN I had to walk home naked when my dress fell apart - then the shop fat-shamed me SOAK IT IN I'm a paediatrician and this is how often you should be bathing your baby HOT MAMA I have 25-year-olds chatting me up - they have no idea how old I am, I'm so hot DOLL HOUSE I ordered a huge rug from Shein - but when it arrived all I could do was laugh
After you’re done using your gloves, clip them together.
This will help them dry quickly and they will last longer.
It’ll also prevent water from pooling inside the gloves.
Previously, we discovered we’ve also been using dishwashing soap all wrong.
A Tiktok, which has 24.5k views, from user @cleanwithjen has the solution.
In the 29 second video of her demonstrating the tip, Jen said: “Did you know that there is a really easy way to get rid of the bubbles if you are cleaning with washing up liquid.
“Washing up liquid is an amazing product for cleaning but it does obviously leave all the bubbles.
“And if you use hot water to try and wash it off it just creates more and more bubbles, which is really frustrating right?”
“But did you know if you use cold water to rinse, it stops creating more bubbles?
“It then makes it much easier to clean everything down.
“Just look at the difference,” she said as she filmed her clear sink, completely bubble-free.
“You still get that great shine on your sink,” Jen reassured fellow clean fanatics.GettyIt’ll also stop them from getting mold[/caption]
Khloe Kardashian’s ex Lamar Odom ‘wants to reignite their relationship’ & there’s hope for reconciliation, psychic says
NOW that Khloe Kardashian, 37, has finally walked away from baby daddy Tristan Thompson after his latest betrayal, it seems like someone from her past might be trying to come back.
In fact, her ex-husband Lamar Odom, 42, has been vocal about his dislike for Tristan and even reacted to the NBA player admitting he was the father of another child.Instagram/@khloekardashianKhloe Kardashian might be starting anew chapter of her life this year[/caption] GettyLamar Odom might try to make a comeback into her life[/caption]
Shortly after Tristan, 30, took to his Instagram stories on Monday to confirm he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ baby, Lamar revealed his thoughts on the scandal.
Lamar wrote: “I truly wish nothing but the best for her and I’m hoping we can reconnect and talk one day as friends.
“She is a good person and deserves the world.”
But it seems like Lamar wants to connect with his ex-wife on more than a friendly level, as spiritual coach Samantha Jayne claims.
She told The Sun exclusively: “Will Lamar be Khloe’s safe place to fall?
“She certainly is falling right now, or rather Tristan has finally fallen from grace. So where does Lamar fit in this picture?Most read in Fabulous COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got ROYAL ROW Wills & Charles 'furious' with Andy over huge legal bills as 'Queen cuts him off' DRESS DOWN I had to walk home naked when my dress fell apart - then the shop fat-shamed me SOAK IT IN I'm a paediatrician and this is how often you should be bathing your baby HOT MAMA I have 25-year-olds chatting me up - they have no idea how old I am, I'm so hot DOLL HOUSE I ordered a huge rug from Shein - but when it arrived all I could do was laugh
“Well, a Scorpio man and a Cancer woman are certainly one of the most compatible pairs in the zodiac but these two have history. Her soul path shows a number of unhappy relationships as she needs to be able to listen and support her partner and to learn to ask for and accept that support back.
“There is a deep understanding between these two and definitely they will always be connected for they have a strong link.
“Lamar is extremely protective by nature over those he loves, and she certainly will be feeling in need of that after being made to look the fool once more by Tristan.
“Finally, she has seen the light as we say but with so much history and with both of them having strong emotions, they will need to watch that they don’t come to blows. Scorpio men are known for their jealousy and their temper when they feel hurt.
“As I look at the insight through the tarot, I am being shown that there is a lot of conversations around healing, being well, and finding peace again going on between the two of them.
“Lamar may be feeling in limbo right now, unsure of what to think or do and just giving her time and space and him for that matter to see if they can reignite that flame of passion that was very strong before and could be strong again.
“Khloe has walked forward at last and is sitting feeling the void that has been left. However, right now I do not feel she is looking at Lamar in quite the way he is hoping for, or that she is destined to.
“This is a twist of fate and destiny right now. A karmic moment in time where she gets to choose her future. Their future.
“She wants to have a happy family, a happy home life. Deep down this is all he has ever wanted; it is in his soul to desire this. He wants to try again but will she say yes?
“I am given that there is a big change ahead for both of them and we may well see them getting back together if she will open her heart once more. For her, this will be a shock move! I do see her giving it thought and weighing everything up as she makes this decision.”ROCKY PAST
Khloe and Lamar were married from 2009-2016.
The two got married shortly after meeting and separated just as quickly.
The main reasons why they broke up were because Lamar battled with his addictions and he had cheated on her as well.TRISTAN CONFIRMS THE RUMORS
Following weeks of legal battles with fitness model Maralee, Tristan confirmed he is the father of her baby in an Instagram post.
He continued: “I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I looked forward to amicably raising our son.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately.
“Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son.”
“You don’t deserve the way I have treated you over the years. My actions have certainly not lined up with the way I view you.
“I have the utmost respect and love for you, regardless of what you may think
“Again I am so incredibly sorry.”BABY NO. 3
Maralee gave birth to Tristan’s child, a baby boy, on December 1 after months of the pair battling in court.
She filed a lawsuit seeking financial support from the Canadian sports star.
In the legal filing, she claimed that she and Tristan conceived the child on his birthday back in March.
While Khloe and Tristan were “exclusively” dating at the time, the athlete has been known for infidelity in the past.
Most cheaters are completely against divorce – why they rather betray their loved one than call it quits
UNFORTUNATELY, a new study revealed that people who decide to cheat on their partner would rather betray them than divorce them.
They actually justify having a double life for several reasons.GettyA new study released by Ashley Madison revealed most people would rather cheat than ask for a divorce[/caption] GettyThey’d rather cheat because they love their partner too much, divorce is expensive, and they see actual benefits to cheating[/caption]
A new study released by Ashley Madison, famous for being a dating site for married people, revealed 79 percent of people who cheat are against divorcing their partner.
From the last two weeks of December 2019 to the first two weeks of January 2020, there was a 25 percent increase in new members.
Even in the midst of the pandemic, there was a 12 percent increase during the same time frame a year later.
But why would people choose to cheat rather than simply end things and find happiness with another partner?
Well, 46 percent claimed they loved their partners too much to leave.
Nineteen percent claimed they didn’t want to make things hard for their kids and 17 percent simply could not afford it.Most read in Fabulous COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got ROYAL ROW Wills & Charles 'furious' with Andy over huge legal bills as 'Queen cuts him off' DRESS DOWN I had to walk home naked when my dress fell apart - then the shop fat-shamed me SOAK IT IN I'm a paediatrician and this is how often you should be bathing your baby HOT MAMA I have 25-year-olds chatting me up - they have no idea how old I am, I'm so hot DOLL HOUSE I ordered a huge rug from Shein - but when it arrived all I could do was laugh
Over 58 percent of people admitted that they’d feel selfish if they asked for a divorce and 67 percent claimed they’d feel even more guilty asking for a divorce than cheating.
Interestingly, 76 percent of people who cheated claimed it makes them more patient and tolerant at home.
A woman interviewed for the survey claimed: “At 24, I married my husband, and we have been together for 30 years.
“In terms of sex, I’m more adventurous and have a higher sex drive than my husband.
“My husband views sex as a service, and I see it as integral to my well-being.
“I can’t imagine having sex with one person – it simply makes no sense.
“As a society, we ask too much of one person, so I see cheating as a way to stay married.
“Ultimately, I’m looking for the cherry on top, not the whole sundae.”
The survey showed that affairs have become a much-needed release valve for couples that have faced a surge in stress the last few years.
All in all, infidelity can take pressure off primary relationships and make people happier in their marriage.
Do you agree with these reasons?AFPPeople who cheat might also just not believe in monogamy[/caption]
Inside the gothic home of late vampire novelist Anne Rice – a former chapel and orphanage with stained glass
FOLLOWING the death of famed novelist Anne Rice on December 11, 2021, fans have been given an inside look at her former home – and it’s every bit as quirky as one might imagine.
Purchased by Rice in 1993, the 19th-century red-brick building was once both an orphanage and a Catholic girl’s school, but the author turned it into the largest home in New Orleans – taking up an entire city block.Getty Images - GettyAnne Rice rose to fame after she wrote Interview With The Vampire[/caption] Jam PressShe bought her stunning home in 1993[/caption]
The 47,000 sq ft building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was used by Rice to host charity fundraisers and give public tours.
Inside, she used the section of the home – now dubbed The Chapel – that was used for religious services during the orphanage days to house her extensive doll collection.
Following her husband’s death, the author decided to downsize and sold the building to developers in 2018, who have since converted the home into luxury condos.
The Chapel now boasts 5,000 sq ft of space, with three bedrooms, five baths, and stunning stained glass windows.
The stunning Great Room takes advantage of the condo’s two stories and cathedral ceilings, while an open floor plan seamlessly integrates the living and dining areas.
Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art kitchen includes Thermador appliances, Berloni cabinets, a butler’s pantry, and a wine room.Jam PressIt holds much of its original architecture[/caption] Jam PressIt was previously a church[/caption] Jam PressIt was also an orphanage at some point[/caption] Most read in Fabulous COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got ROYAL ROW Wills & Charles 'furious' with Andy over huge legal bills as 'Queen cuts him off' DRESS DOWN I had to walk home naked when my dress fell apart - then the shop fat-shamed me SOAK IT IN I'm a paediatrician and this is how often you should be bathing your baby HOT MAMA I have 25-year-olds chatting me up - they have no idea how old I am, I'm so hot DOLL HOUSE I ordered a huge rug from Shein - but when it arrived all I could do was laugh
The spacious master suite features high ceilings and a walk-in closet, plus a bathroom with dual vanities, heated mirrors, and a 16-jet shower.
The home also sports a library, den, laundry, and theatre.
Top-of-the-line community features such as an in-ground pool, beautifully landscaped grounds, multiple galleries, gated parking, on-site security, ample common areas, and an elegant courtyard complete the experience.
Rice, who wrote the 1976 novel Interview With The Vampire, died last month at the age of 80 due to complications from a stroke.Jam PressThere is stunning stained glass all around[/caption] Jam PressHigh ceilings are another characteristic[/caption]
The famed writer adapted the screenplay from her novel into a film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in 1994, as well as writing a number of other gothic texts – selling more than 150 million books.
She was laid to rest at a family mausoleum in New Orleans, the city she was born in.
As well as the condo, Rice also owned an 1880’s Saint Charles Avenue mansion nearby which is believed to be haunted.
Fans have flocked to the area to retrace the steps of her characters and take in the city’s spooky ambiance.Jam PressThe home was built in the 19th century[/caption] Jam PressThe bathrooms are beautifully decorated[/caption] Jam PressIt has multiple spaces for activities[/caption]
Sidney Poitier death news updates – Cause of death not yet known for Mr Tibbs star after Oscar winner passes away at 94
LILIES of the Field actor Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a Best Actor Oscar, has passed away at 94.
Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor who appeared in more than 50 films, was an Oscar winner, and a great trailblazer in Hollywood.
The Acadamy Award winner’s death was confirmed by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, via Eyewitness News Bahamas.
In response to Poitier’s death, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said he was “conflicted with great sadness and a sense of celebration when I learned of the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier
“Sadness that he would no longer be here to tell him how much he means to us, but celebration that he did so much to show the world that those from the humblest beginnings can change the world and that we gave him his flowers while he was with us,” Cooper told the Guardian Nassau.
Read our Sidney Poitier live blog for the very latest news and updates…
FBI warns hackers are sending USBs infected with ransomware to businesses in the ‘transportation and defense industries’
THE FBI has issued a warning after investigators discovered that hackers were sending USBs infected with ransomware to businesses across the US.
The malicious packages, often disguised as official goods, have been in circulation for several months and reportedly have the potential to “compromise a network.”Hackers have been sending infected USBs to businesses in the ‘transportation and defense industries’
The FBI now believe that Russian hackers FIN7, who are behind the Darkside and BlackMatter ransomware operations, are responsible for the operation.
According to the US agency, the group’s packages were being sent via the United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service – appearing as official companies.
The hackers usually prented to be deom the te US Department of Health & Human Services or from Amazon as a means to trick their ransomware targets.
It prompted the FBI to issue a warning to businesses that these packages were certified as fake and dangerous,
Their statement read: “Since August 2021, the FBI has received reports of several packages containing these USB devices, sent to US businesses in the transportation, insurance, and defense industries,”
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“There are two variations of packages—those imitating HHS are often accompanied by letters referencing COVID-19 guidelines enclosed with a USB; and those imitating Amazon arrived in a decorative gift box containing a fraudulent thank you letter, counterfeit gift card, and a USB.”
The FBI also confirmed that all packages contained LilyGO-branded USBs which, if plugged into device, could execute a ‘BadUSB’ attack and infect it with the dangerous malware software.
The Record added that, in most cases investigated by the US agency, the group would obtain administrative access and then “move laterally to other local systems.”
The latest warning comes after similar Russian malware infiltrated a huge number of companies across the US last July.
The breach, which is the largest ransomware attack on record, reportedly hit the IT systems of up to one million companies across the globe over a 24-hour period, by targeting the systems of US-based software firm Kaseya.
Two days later, Russian hackers REvil demanded a $70 million payment in Bitcoin for a decryption key.
FA Cup results: Newcastle STUNNED by Cambridge in giant-killing as TWO non-league sides secure third-round shock wins
THE FA Cup third-round is well and truly underway with 21 matches on an action-packed Saturday.
Manchester City got the ball rolling with a 4-1 win over Swindon on Friday night.GettyMiddlesbrough survived a huge scare to scrape past Mansfield and book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup[/caption]
And with a further nine third-round ties on Sunday and one on Monday evening, there’s plenty more to come.
But with 21 games to sink your teeth into on Saturday, keep tabs on all the scores in our round up…Mansfield 2 Middlesbrough 3
BORO survived an almighty scare to scrape past League Two Mansfield thanks to a 95th-minute own goal.
The visitors stormed to an early lead thanks to goals from Uche Ikpeazu and Caolan Boyd-Munce within 14 minutes.
But Mansfield mounted a second-half comeback, as Oliver Hawkins pulled one back with just over 20 minutes to play before Rhys Oates scored with five minutes left of the 90 to seemingly force extra-time.
However, John-Joe O’Toole deflected a teasing cross into his goal in the 95th minute to send Middlesbrough into the fourth round.Most read in Football TRANSFERS LIVE Luis Diaz to Liverpool EXCLUSIVE, Trippier completes Newcastle switch GUNNERS NEWS LIVE Bruno Guimaraes £40m, Dusan Vlahovic UPDATE, Coutinho joins Villa CUP MAGIC FA Cup third round fixtures: TV channel, live stream and kick-off times HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married TRUE STORE-Y Georgina Rodriguez reveals she lived in a storage room before meeting Ronaldo ALL HANDS ON BECK Inside David Beckham's incredible holiday on luxury £5m superyacht Seven
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALSBristol City 0 Fulham 1 (aet) RexHarry Wilson’s goal deep into extra-time ensured Fulham reached the FA Cup fourth round[/caption]
THE Cottagers needed extra-time to snatch a spot in the FA Cup fourth round.
Fulham – flying high in the Championship – failed to break the deadlock within 90 minutes.
And with replays scrapped for the third and fourth round ties due to Covid, the West Londoners booked their place in the next round thanks to a 105th-minute winner from Harry Wilson.Burnley 1 Huddersfield 2 ReutersHuddersfield knocked out Prem side Burnley thanks to Matty Pearson’s late winner[/caption]
HUDDERSFIELD launched a staggering late comeback to KO Premier League strugglers Burnley.
The Championship high-flyers went a goal down after Jay Rodriguez netted for the Clarets within the opening half an hour.
Josh Koroma levelled for the Terriers with 15 minutes to play, before Matty Pearson scored the winner in the dying moments to send Huddersfield into the fourth round.Coventry 1 Derby 0 GettyCoventry piled more misery on Derby as Dominic Hyam’s first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win[/caption]
COVENTRY came out on top in the all-Championship third-round tie in the Midlands.
Dominic Hyam scored late in the first-half, with the Sky Blues clinging on to ensure their cup run stays alive.
Wayne Rooney‘s Rams will now turn their full attention to avoiding relegation following their 21-point deduction.Hartlepool 2 Blackpool 1 GettyFourth-tier Hartlepool KO’d Championship Blackpool thanks to a second-half comeback to progress to the last 32[/caption]
LEAGUE TWO Hartlepool stunned Championship side Blackpool to book their spot in the FA Cup fourth round.
Keshi Anderson had given the visitors an eighth-minute lead as they took control of the tie early.
But David Ferguson and Joe Grey scored early in the second-half to KO the Tangerines.Millwall 1 Crystal Palace 2 RexJean-Philippe Mateta scored the winner for Palace as they fought from a goal down to reach the FA Cup fourth round[/caption]
THE Eagles were indebted to a second-half comeback to finally overcome Championship side Millwall to reach the FA Cup fourth round.
Benik Afobe had given the hosts the lead after just 17 minutes.
But Michael Olise scored seconds into the second half before Jean-Philippe Mateta grabbed the winner shortly before the hour mark.Barnsley 4 Barrow 4 (extra-time being played)
Report to follow…Boreham Wood 2 AFC Wimbledon 0 PABoreham Wood stunned AFC Wimbledon to book their place in the last 32 of the cup[/caption]
NON-LEGAUE Boreham Wood got in on the act during a day of giant-killings by dumping out League One Wimbledon.
Tyrone Marsh gave the fifth-tier side a tenth-minute lead.
And there was to be no coming back for the Dons as Adrian Clifton doubled Boreham Wood’s lead with four minutes to play to book their place in the fourth round of the cup.Kidderminster Harriers 2 Reading 1 GettyNon-league Kidderminster sent Championship side Reading packing on a thrilling day of FA Cup action[/caption]
SIXTH-TIER Kidderminster dumped Championship Reading out of the FA Cup with a stunning comeback win.
George Puscas had given the Royals the lead on the stroke of half-time.
But Sam Austin equalised for the hosts with 20 minutes to play before Amari Morgan-Smith snatched a shock winner with less than ten minutes to play.Leicester 4 Watford 1 ReutersLeicester thumped Watford to heap yet more agony onto their shocking 2021-22 season[/caption]
THE Foxes piled yet more misery on relegation-threatened Watford by knocking them out of the cup.
Youri Tielemans’ seventh-minute penalty gave Leicester the lead before James Maddison made it 2-0 after just 25 minutes.
Joao Pedro pulled one back within minutes, but Harvey Barnes ensured there’d be no comeback by scoring his side’s third shortly after the break.
Marc Albrighton grabbed the Foxes’ fourth with minutes left on the clock to rub salt in the gaping Watford wounds.Newcastle 0 Cambridge United 1 PAThird-tier Cambridge United stunned a full-strength Newcastle to reach the fourth round[/caption]
MEGA-RICH Newcastle were dumped out of the FA Cup by League One strugglers Cambridge United.
Joe Ironside scored just ten minutes into the second half at St James’ Park to leave Eddie Howe and Co stunned.
Toon new-boy Kieran Trippier started just days after arriving back in England as a full-strength XI were left shellshocked.Peterborough United 2 Bristol Rovers 1 RexBali Mumba scored the winner as Peterborough made it into the FA Cup fourth round[/caption]
FOURTH-TIER Rovers put up an impressive fight but were eventually dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Posh.
Peterborough took the lead through Sammie Szmodics after just 20 minutes, before Paul Coutts levelled from the spot on the half-hour mark.
But Norwich loanee Bali Mumba ensured the second-tier side kept their cup run alive as a welcome distraction from their relegation battle in the league.Port Vale 1 Brentford 4 ReutersBryan Mbuemo scored a hat-trick as Brentford fought off a brave Port Vale in the third round[/caption]
LEAGUE TWO Port Vale put up a valiant fight against Premier League side Brentford but missed out on a spot in the FA Cup fourth round.
The Bees took the lead through Marcus Forss after just 26 minutes, before Bryan Mbeumo made it midway through the second half just as the hosts were gaining momentum.
Kian Harrett scored just four minutes later to set up a tense finale – only for Mbeumo to grab his second a further six minutes on to kill off the game, before slotting home an 87th-minute penalty to secure his hat-trick.QPR 0 Rotherham 0 (extra-time being played)
Report to follow…West Brom 1 Brighton 1 (extra-time being played)
Report to follow…Wigan 3 Blackburn 2 GettyWigan won a five-goal thriller to KO Championship side Blackburn from the FA Cup[/caption]
LEAGUE ONE Wigan won a breathless encounter over Championship Rovers thanks to a last-gasp winner.
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SINEAD O’Connor recently revealed that a poem written by her son Shane was “the highlight” of her 2021.
The “beautiful” verse has become more poignant after the 17-year-old’s tragic passing.Shane O’Connor has passed away aged 17 Sinead O’Connor has been left heartbroken by his death
It reads: “The blood never ends. The failure of men. Is to pick up a knife as quick as a pen. How many lives must we spend again.
“For the freedom of my cock and the love of my hen.
“Would you swap places with a man out of tune if the birds of December became the birds of June.
“Would you go to old places just to make them look new or bring memories with you when out of the blue.
“I say you give up all that you have and for what you have left you remain glad.”
Devastated Sinead shared the poem with her fans on December 21.Most read in The Sun HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got 'AT PEACE' Sinead O’Connor’s teen son Shane dies as she pays tribute to ‘light of my life’ 'UNCERTAIN' Denise Van Outen's ex fiancé responds after it’s revealed she’s ditched him DENISE'S PAIN Denise van Outen ditches fiancé over his phone sex and dates with other women PREM STAR FREED Man City's Benjamin Mendy arrives home as he's bailed after rape charges
She wrote on Twitter: “My favourite thing about 2021 was that my 17 yr old son, Shane O’Connor wrote this beautiful poem. It’s in 6/8 tempo.”
And the Nothing Compares 2 U star shocked fans with the sad news of his death on social media.‘NOW WITH GOD’
The 55-year-old tweeted: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.
“May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace:”
She later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane: “This is for my Shaney. The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby. You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundary can separate us.”
Gardai had previously launched an appeal for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Shane O’Connor who had been missing since Thursday in Tallaght with Sinead tweeting: “Shane, your life is precious.
“God didn’t chisel that beautiful smile on your beautiful face for nothing.
“My world would collapse without you. You are my heart. Please don’t stop it from beating. Please don’t harm yourself. Go to the Gardai and let’s get you to hospital.
“This is a message for my son, Shane. Shane, it’s not funny any more all this going missing. You are scaring the crap out of me.
“Could you please do the right thing and present yourself at a Gardai station. If you are with Shane please call the Gardai for his safety”.GARDA APPEAL
Gardai had earlier renewed their appeal to find Shane who was last seen in Tallaght, South Dublin, on Friday.
A spokesman said: “He is 5ft 6 ins, with short brown hair and blue eyes.
“When last seen, he was wearing a black hoodie with a print design dark tracksuit pants, a wine coloured T-shirt and runners.”
Gardai today confirmed the news with a spokesman saying: “Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, 7th January 2022, a Missing Person Appeal in respect of Shane O’Connor, 17 years, has been stood down.”
Last May, Sinead posted a picture of the 17-year-old as he photographed accompanied her as she received her second coronavirus vaccine with many fans noticing this week and fans were quick to notice how similar they looked.
Sinead said: “My lovely 17 yr old son coming with me : ) Behold Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor #Gentleman.”
Tributes are being paid to Shane with condolences sent to his heartbroken mum.
TV presenter Muireann O’Connell tweeted: “I am so terribly sorry for your tragic loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.”‘BEAUTIFUL BOY’
Former Pogues member Cáit O’Riordan tweeted: “I’m so sorry Sinead”.
Shane MacGowan said: “He was a beautiful boy and I loved him. I pray that he can be at peace and also be able to stay connected with you.”
Victoria Mary Clarke added: “So so so sorry.”
Actress Angeline Ball wrote: “So terribly sorry to hear about your loss.”
Norah Casey said: “Sending you strength and heartfelt sympathies Sinead – no words can ease your broken heart – will light candles for your lovely son Shane – may he rest in peace.”
Alison Curtis wrote: “Heart is broken for Sinead O’Connor and her family.”
TD Ruth Coppinger said: “How incredibly sad & horrific for Sinead O’Connor and Donal Lunny to experience the loss of their son this way.”
Presenter Anna Daly said: “Brokenhearted reading your tweets Sinead.”
Shane is the son of Sinead and musician Donal Lunny, Sinead and Donal split shortly after Shane’s arrival.
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SATURDAY Night Live is back following its holiday break and is expected to have a star-studded lineup this year.
On January 6, 2022, the show announced who will be hosting the upcoming episode and now fans want to know more about its 47th year.Getty ImagesAriana DeBose is scheduled to host SNL on January 15, 2022[/caption] Who is hosting Saturday Night Live on January 15, 2022?
SNL is back on January 15, with all-new skits, hosts, and musical guests.
Ariana DeBose is scheduled to take the stage alongside musical guest Roddy Ricch to kick off the new year.
Born January 25, 1991, DeBose, 30, is an American actress, singer, and dancer, known for her work in musical theater, film, and television.
Over the years, she has been seen in a number of productions including West Side Story, Hamilton, The Prom, and Seaside.
Outside of prepping for her hosting gig, she is also working on the films I.S.S and Argylle, both scheduled to be released in 2022.
Ricch, 23, has also had a successful career thus far and is celebrating the release of his newest album, Live Life Fast.
The Compton, California native rose to fame in 2018 following his hit single Die Young, which peaked at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100.more from snl ROLL CALL Here's who has hosted Saturday Night Live in 2022 IT'S HEATING UP! Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, jet off on tropical vacation to the Bahamas SNL ALUM Meet the voice actor of Grayson Mathers on The Simpsons THE RETURN What to know about Betty White's SNL hosting stint GOLDEN GOODBYE Betty White's SNL episode re-airs day after death as stars pay tribute RUMOR HAS IT Find out if Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson are dating Who’s appearing on SNL in 2022?
The 2022 SNL hosts and performers include:
- January 15: Ariana DeBose alongside musical guest, Roddy Ricch
At this time, the remainder of the 2022 lineup remains unclear.Getty Images - GettyPaul Rudd hosted on December 18, 2021[/caption] Who hosted and performed on SNL in 2021?
The year 2021 saw a number of Hollywood A-Listers take the stage alongside today’s biggest musicians.
Among the 2021 hosts and performers included Kim Kardashian West, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Simu Liu, Kieran Culkin, and Saweetie.
On December 18, 2021, SNL saw a bit of a change after the show was performed that evening without a live audience due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Paul Rudd, who was the last host of 2021, was instead joined alongside Tom Hanks and Tina Fey as well as SNL cast members Michael Che and Keenan Thompson.
Man Utd ace Cristiano Ronaldo’s pregnant partner Georgina Rodriguez snubs make-up as she rocks socks and sliders at cafe
CRISTIANO RONALDO’s pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez opted for a stunning natural look as she rocked socks and sliders to a Cheshire cafe for lunch.
The eye-catching Argentine model wore a winter black coat, but kept it casual with ALO socks and sliders.SPLASH NEWSRodriguez looked stunning as she opted against wearing make-up on her Cheshire adventure[/caption] SPLASH NEWSThe Argentine model wore a big black coat with socks and sliders[/caption]
Rodriguez, 27, is expecting mixed-sex twins in April.
The two expected arrivals will be Rodriguez’s second and third children, joining four-year-old daughter Alana.
But the twins will also have the company of Ronaldo‘s other four children, who he had before he met Rodriguez five years ago.
Rodriguez appears to have a good relationship with Cristiano Jr, 11, Eva, 4 and Mateo, 4.
The Ronaldo clan flew to Lapland to see Santa ahead of Christmas, a trip which Rodriguez says made her ‘the happiest mum in the world’.
Despite Ronaldo’s mum Dolores praising Rodriguez for her ‘great support’ of her son, CR7 is yet to pop the all-important question.Most read in Football TRANSFERS LIVE Luis Diaz to Liverpool EXCLUSIVE, Trippier completes Newcastle switch GUNNERS NEWS LIVE Bruno Guimaraes £40m, Dusan Vlahovic UPDATE, Coutinho joins Villa CUP MAGIC FA Cup third round fixtures: TV channel, live stream and kick-off times HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married TRUE STORE-Y Georgina Rodriguez reveals she lived in a storage room before meeting Ronaldo ALL HANDS ON BECK Inside David Beckham's incredible holiday on luxury £5m superyacht Seven
But in her new Netflix docu-series Soy Georgina, Rodriguez is hopeful Ronaldo will get on one knee in the near future.
In the all-tell series, humble Rodriguez – who met Ronaldo whilst working at a Gucci store – opens up about her journey from rags to riches, revealing she used to live £250-a-month old storage room with no heating.
The seven-parter is due to be released in late January.
Kate Gosselin’s daughter Mady, 21, wears heavy makeup at college as mom settles into new humble life in North Carolina
KATE Gosselin’s daughter Mady, 21, shows off her heavy makeup at college as her mom settles into a new humble life in North Carolina.
The reality television star and her family are getting their lives back to normal after their suddens stardom.TikTok @madygosselinKate Gosselin’s daughter Mady, 21, showed off heavy makeup white at college[/caption] RexMady’s mom Kate is settling into her humble life post-stardom in North Carolina[/caption]
Kate’s daughter Mady has been in a feud with her father and Kate’s ex, Jon.
Mady has continued to enjoy her life in college after not speaking to her father for eight years.
On her latest TikTok post, she wore heavy eyeliner as she lip-synched to the song Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds.
Mady captioned her post: “I’ve got a big ego.”
The star appears to be inside of her dorm room against a plain white wall and enjoying her time at college.
Mady frequently posts about her life on social media, one time even going pantless and dancing in a TikTok video.Most read in TV CAUGHT OUT Emmerdale's Meena Jutla to be caught out as she stabs Samson plus other spoilers LAURA MARRIAGE SPLIT A Place In The Sun's Laura Hamilton reveals shock split from husband 'UNCERTAIN' Denise Van Outen's ex fiancé responds after it’s revealed she’s ditched him SOAP SPOILED Emmerdale fans stunned as ITV announcer gives away Meena twist before it airs OVER & OUTEN Denise Van Outen breaks silence over split from fiance calling it 'difficult' DENISE'S PAIN Denise van Outen ditches fiancé over his phone sex and dates with other women WHEN REALITY HITS
Kate resurfaced for the first time in over three years when she was spotted heading into her nursing job while her kids work at a fast food chain.
After starring on TLC’s hit series, Jon and Kate Plus 8, as well as multiple spinoff shows, the ex TV personality is now getting her life back to normal following sudden stardom.
The 46-year-old mother of eight is returning to her roots as she works as a nurse for a job she began last year in North Carolina.
Following one of her shifts at a medical center, Kate can be seen looking casual as she pumps gas in pictures obtained by The Sun.
The ex reality star sported a black t-shirt with matching yoga pants and completed her ensemble with a pair of Nike slides.
She kept her blonde hair in a messy bun as she pumped gas in her black Toyota SUV.
Kate appeared to take extra-precaution to germ exposure as she wore a red latex glove while handling the pump.
The Sun previously reported Kate obtained her registered nurse license on June 30, 2021 for the state of North Carolina.
The expiration date is March 31, 2023 and she has a “multi-state license.”
Fans first saw Kate work as a nurse when Jon and Kate Plus 8 began to air back in 2007.
Other photos snapped this week showed one of Kate’s daughter – whom she shares with ex-husband Jon Gosselin – working a shift at a local Chiptole.
The teenager wore a black t-shirt from the eatery along with a baseball cap and long braids.
In one picture, she can be seen scooping meat and veggies into a burrito bowl for a customer.
According to the photographer, more than one of Kate and Jon’s kids work at the Chipotle however, it has not been confirmed which children are employed at the restaurant.RUBBING IT IN?
Jon shaded Kate by boasting about his glitzy DJ career while she headed to her nursing job.
The ex Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage and achieving fame on their hit reality show.
While the couple have not been on the best of terms, Jon showed off his glamorous career on Instagram, seemingly shading his ex of their differing lifestyles.
The father of eight shared a throwback snap of him partying in a club alongside his business partners while holding a bottle of champagne.
He captioned the post: “At brunch with my business partners @djcasperdjc & @drjendonnell.”
Jon also signaled out one of his partners with an arrow pointing to the woman in the photo writing: “Also, congratulations!! I have to call you Dr. Jen now!”DODGING DAD
Jon is following his DJ career after his daughter Mady revealed they hadn’t spoken in eight years.
The estranged dad opened up about his damaged relationship with his twin daughters Mady and Cara on The Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz explained that in Cara’s biography page for the school rowing team, she only listed her mother as her parent.
When asked how he felt about being omitted, Jon mentioned: “It’s just like anything. It’s just like an emergency contact. It doesn’t make me feel any different.”
He then admitted he has not spoken to his twin girls, Mady and Cara, in “eight years.”
Jon said: “I text them every single year. And every time I come here to your show or interview, I text my daughter every single time.”
He revealed that they have not “blocked him” because the text “is blue.”
Jon believed Cara might possibly be “angry and scared,” because she does not want to “upset her mother.”
While talking about Mady, Jon pointed out that his other daughter Hannah “cut through stops” and had dinner with her and the other siblings.
His son Colin, though, was not in attendance with them at the dinner.InstagramMady hasn’t talked to her dad, Jon, in eight years[/caption] GettyKate has taken up a humble life working as a nurse as her family works in fast food[/caption] GettyMeanwhile, Jon boasted about his career as a DJ after his split from Kate[/caption]
ON January 7, 2022, the Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments in regard to Biden vaccine mandates.
Many justices had reservations about whether the federal government held the authority to impose nationwide policies, such as vaccine mandates.Associated PressUS Supreme Court held meeting on January 7, 2022 to discuss vaccine mandates[/caption] What has the Supreme Court said about vaccine mandates?
Supreme Court Justices spent hours on Friday trying to decide whether the federal government’s authority reaches into vaccine territory, as President Biden’s proposed mandate at the end of 2021 raised concerns of power.
“Traditionally, states have had the responsibility for overseeing vaccination mandates. I just rejected a challenge to one in New Mexico. Why isn’t this a major question left to the states and Congress?” Justice Neil Gorsuch said.
The OSHA is already requiring private employers of 100 or more employees to ensure vaccination or a mandatory mask-and-testing policy paid for by the companies themselves.
The Department of Health and Human Services has also ordered health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients to require vaccinations of all workers and staff.
These federal regulations reach nearly 100million Americans.
Chief Justice John Roberts shared similar concerns: “It sounds like the sort of thing that states will be responding to or should be or — and that Congress should be responding to or should be, rather than agency by agency, the federal government, the executive branch, acting alone.”Most read in US News BENEFIT WARNING Positive covid test might make you ineligible for unemployment benefit MY DAD'S A 'MONSTER' I think the ‘Times Square Killer’ who dismembered my mom is my FATHER HOW COULD SHE? Mom who faked daughter's terminal illness finally admits causing her death SENTENCED All about Gregory McMichael's wife JUDGE'S JUSTICE Ahmaud Arbery killers given life sentence after black man shot while on jog AERIAL ENCOUNTER Shock moment UFO flies above passenger jet in vid from plane's cockpit
Justice Elena Kagan, on the other had, agreed with Biden’s mandate and stated that “nearly a million people have died. I don’t mean to be dramatic here. I’m just sort of stating facts. And this is the policy that is most geared to stopping all this.”
“Three quarters of a million new cases yesterday! That’s 10 times as many as when OSHA put this ruling,” Justice Stephen Breyer added. “Is that what you’re doing now, to say it’s in the public interest in this situation to stop this vaccination rule with nearly a million new cases every day? I mean, to me, I would find that unbelievable.”
Given the conservative heavy court, Kate Shaw, a Cardozo Law professor and ABC News legal analyst told ABC News that she predicts “there’s a good chance that one or both of these policies may be struck down” with federal government power in question.
The Court has yet to come to a decision, but is expected to act quickly.What has Biden said about vaccine mandates?
In September 2021, President Biden proposed that businesses with more than 100 employees would have to require workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly. Those getting inoculated would be offered paid time off to obtain the vaccine.
These federal safety regulations would ultimately affect 80million workers across America.
“Some of the biggest companies are already requiring this — United Airlines, Disney, Tyson Foods and even Fox News,” President Biden said during his November mandate speech.
The Biden administration also intends to require federal workers and nearly 17million health care workers in hospitals that receive Medicare and Medicaid to be inoculated.
Biden called on the OSHA, which oversees workplace safety, to mandate these precautions.The Supreme Court is seen in WashingtonAP:Associated Press What has Fauci said about vaccine mandates?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, long-time director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, believes that if most people are vaccinated, he is confident there will not be another surge in COVID-19 cases.
However, with the Omicron variant on the rise across the country, airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights on Christmas weekend last year, due to outbreaks among staff.
Dr. Fauci mentioned in an interview with MSNBC, that a “vaccine mandate for domestic air travel is worth considering.”
He does not see it happening anytime soon, though.
Cities in the U.S. like, New York City, already require proof of vaccination for in-door venues such as sports arenas, restaurants, theaters and gyms.
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DEMI Lovato has completed a third stint in rehab after nearly dying from dangerous a overdose years prior.
The singer suffered a near-fatal episode in 2018 before returning to a “California-sober” lifestyle of drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.Getty ImagesDemi has completed another stint in rehab[/caption] Getty ImagesThey suffered a near-fatal overdose in 2018[/caption]
Demi, 29, has quietly completed a third stint in rehab for addiction at a facility in Utah.
They have since returned home to LA and are “doing well”, a source has revealed to PageSix.‘CALIFORNIA SOBER’
In early December, the performer revealed that their lifestyle post-overdose would no longer work in their journey to sobriety.
“I no longer support my ‘California sober’ ways,” they shared on their Instagram Story last month.
“Sober sober is the only way to be.”
The pop singer said after being sober for six years, they found it too difficult to continue down that path and would instead opt to only eliminate life-threatening drugs.Most read in The Sun HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got 'AT PEACE' Sinead O’Connor’s teen son Shane dies as she pays tribute to ‘light of my life’ 'UNCERTAIN' Denise Van Outen's ex fiancé responds after it’s revealed she’s ditched him DENISE'S PAIN Denise van Outen ditches fiancé over his phone sex and dates with other women PREM STAR FREED Man City's Benjamin Mendy arrives home as he's bailed after rape charges
At the time, the former Disney Channel star said they would only partake in occasional marijuana use and casual drinking, prompting outrage from other celebrities who were recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Sir Elton John spoke out alongside other high-profile stars to say, “Moderation doesn’t work.”
Elton, who has had his own battles with drug and alcohol addiction, said, “If you drink, you’re going to drink more. If you take a pill, you’re going to take another one. You either do it or you don’t.”
Demi spoke about their reasons for the lifestyle change in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning earlier this year.
“I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say that I’m never going to do this again,” Demi said in their docuseries, Dancing with the Devil.
They added that they’re “done with the stuff that’s going to kill (them).”
“Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn’t be forced to get sober if you’re not ready.
“You shouldn’t get sober for other people. You have to do it for yourself.”SWITCHING IT UP
Demi’s latest rehab venture followed their brand new haircut debuted on Christmas Eve.
The pop singer showcased a bold look of a completely shaved head, now known to be taken while at the rehab facility.
The troubled star couldn’t hide their delight as they flashed a big smile while showcasing the new edgy haircut.
Demi, who goes by the pronouns they/them, wore a casual blue tie-dye shirt in the clip which they teamed with silver earrings.
They added a simple chain necklace and glamorous makeup to complete the look.
Demi captioned the clip with a series of smiling emojis.DANGEROUS PATH
The TV star had a near-fatal overdose from fentanyl in 2018 and detailed the terrifying experience in a recent YouTube documentary series.
The Camp Rock alum admitted the grip that drug addiction had on their life, as they regularly used meth and heroin.
Demi began receiving injections to prevent them from getting high, saying of the treatment: “At least for a few years it can’t hurt me.”
The Vivitrol injections allegedly stop the effects of opioids.Demi debuted a bold new look around Christmas Getty ImagesThey came clean about their drug addiction this year in a new docuseries[/caption] Getty ImagesDemi came out as non-binary in 2021[/caption]
THE price of Bitcoin was sent crashing today after Kazakhstan cut its internet supply to quell violent anti-government protests, hitting crypto miners the hardest.
The coveted crypto fell to below $42,000 on Thursday, down from a high of $69,000 in early November last year – cleaning out investors.AFPThe price of Bitcoin is crashing yet again, but this time it’s believed to be linked to the conflict in Kazakhstan[/caption] APA burned bus after clashes, on a street in Almaty[/caption]
Experts suggest the drop is linked Kazakhstan cutting off its internet supply to quell recent violent protests against the government and President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Russian “peacekeeping” troops have streamed into the financial capital Almaty after demonstrations over a recent hike in gas prices turned deadly.
In total 13 police have been killed – and the Kazakh government said three officers were left with severed heads.
The recent blackout in Kazakhstan – which is the second-largest Bitcoin mining hub behind the US, accounting for 18 per cent of total global Bitcoin output power in August last year, according to Reuters – saw a fifth of the crypto’s network go dark.
With internet access cut off, the number of computers needed to maintain the network has dramatically reduced.
According to The Block’s Larry Cermak, the ban has led to a 12 per cent drop in the “hashrate” – a term used to describe the amount of computing power needed to run the Bitcoin network.Most read in The Sun HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married COLD CALL I text my dead sister’s number and I couldn’t believe the response I got 'AT PEACE' Sinead O’Connor’s teen son Shane dies as she pays tribute to ‘light of my life’ 'UNCERTAIN' Denise Van Outen's ex fiancé responds after it’s revealed she’s ditched him DENISE'S PAIN Denise van Outen ditches fiancé over his phone sex and dates with other women PREM STAR FREED Man City's Benjamin Mendy arrives home as he's bailed after rape charges
The looming news of an interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve is also reportedly behind the recent drop, according to Sky News.
Minutes from a Federal Reserve meeting this week signalled a potential US interest rate rise soon – causing a variety of assets from crypto to stocks plummeting in value.
Computers are needed for complex mathematical calculations to put a new Bitcoin into circulation online.
This process is also known as mining and it requires a large amount of energy.
Bitcoin mining is surrounded by controversy because of the sheer amount of fossil fuels needed to mine the cryptocurrency and the negative impact this has on the environment.
China was once the largest Bitcoin mining nation until a state crackdown on the practice saw miners flee to Kazakhstan, where fossil fuel energy is abundant and cheap.
Unfortunately for these miners, Kazakstan is currently going through a period of civil unrest.
Protestors have been involved in violent clashes with security forces in the country since January 2.
Kazakstan President Tokayev reportedly enforced a block on internet access on January 6.
The crypto market was a sea of red on Friday morning with lots of other popular coins crashing.
Ethereum is the second biggest cryptocurrency and that was down 12%.ReutersKazakh protesters want to see President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev removed from power[/caption] APPresident Tokayev has called on Russian troops to intervene[/caption]
Lorenzo Insigne will join Toronto FC on free transfer in summer as MLS club announce deal for Napoli star
LORENZO INSIGNE will join Toronto FC on a free transfer in the summer.
The Italian will leave boyhood club Napoli 16 years after first joining as a 14-year-old.Lorenzo Insigne pens his Toronto FC contract The 30-year-old is all smiles as he seals his next move
Insigne, 30, has signed a four-year contract on a reported £155,000-a-week.
The contract is also said to include a potential £3.6m in add-ons.
Skipper Insigne has made 416 appearances for Napoli in which he has scored 114 goals while laying on 91 assists.
His tally puts him fourth on Napoli’s all-time leading goalscorer list.
The 5ft 4in ace has 53 caps for Italy and helped his nation win Euro 2020.
Upon sealing the huge coup, Toronto head coach and sporting director Bob Bradley hailed his new signing’s creativity.Most read in Football TRANSFERS LIVE Luis Diaz to Liverpool EXCLUSIVE, Trippier completes Newcastle switch GUNNERS NEWS LIVE Bruno Guimaraes £40m, Dusan Vlahovic UPDATE, Coutinho joins Villa CUP MAGIC FA Cup third round fixtures: TV channel, live stream and kick-off times HAPPILY MAR-RIYAD Riyad Mahrez & Dawn Ward's daughter Taylor have secretly married TRUE STORE-Y Georgina Rodriguez reveals she lived in a storage room before meeting Ronaldo ALL HANDS ON BECK Inside David Beckham's incredible holiday on luxury £5m superyacht Seven
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The former Swansea boss said: “We are all looking forward to having Lorenzo join us this summer.
“His ability to create chances for himself and his team-mates is special.
“Having watched him for many years, I also know he’s also a player who works for the team.
“Lorenzo is the kind of player you come to watch, because there’s always a chance, he’ll do something unforgettable.”
Toronto had a poor season in 2021, missing out on the play-offs and coming second bottom in the MLS’ Eastern Conference.
Insigne will join a squad including former Sunderland and Hull striker Jozy Altidore as well as Sussex-born forward Dom Dwyer.
Read our Transfer News Live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done dealsGettyInsigne will wave goodbye to boyhood club Napoli[/caption]
Teen Mom Jenelle Evans admits she suffers from ‘nightmares’ & ‘extreme fear’ due to anxiety battle amid health crisis
JENELLE Evans reached out to fans to say thanks for support regarding her anxiety, revealing she lives in “extreme fear”.
The Teen Mom, 30, took to her Instagram stories to open about her struggles including having ‘major social anxiety’.Teen Mom Jenelle Evans lives in ‘extreme fear’ thanks to her anxiety
She started the Q&A asking, “I have anxiety. Anyone else?”
Her fans quickly shot back their experiences living with anxiety, which Jenelle agreed with.
One fan said they had “debilitating anxiety with nightmares”, to which she replied, “yes, nightmares are bad for me too.”
The TV mom “smiled” when one fan revealed they watch Jenelle on old episodes of Teen Mom to help them with anxiety.
When one fan admitted they had “health anxiety”, Jenelle also revealed “that’s what a lot of mine is.”
She replied “me too” to another person who said they have “major social anxiety. Always worried people are judging.”Most read in TV CAUGHT OUT Emmerdale's Meena Jutla to be caught out as she stabs Samson plus other spoilers LAURA MARRIAGE SPLIT A Place In The Sun's Laura Hamilton reveals shock split from husband 'UNCERTAIN' Denise Van Outen's ex fiancé responds after it’s revealed she’s ditched him SOAP SPOILED Emmerdale fans stunned as ITV announcer gives away Meena twist before it airs OVER & OUTEN Denise Van Outen breaks silence over split from fiance calling it 'difficult' DENISE'S PAIN Denise van Outen ditches fiancé over his phone sex and dates with other women
The mom-of three then described what anxiety fel like to her.
“The feeling of extreme fear for certain situations or no reason and can’t figure out why… I’m worrying about the dumbest things that haven’t even happened,” Jenelle wrote.
She finished off the discussion by paying gratitude to her fans with her honesty.
“Thanks for talking with me! I love reading everyone’s feedback,” she wrote.
“Anxiety is so real! I’ll read more tomorrow.”
Jenelle described her health issues as a series of “painful” tumors, including two in her spine and one in her neck.
The reality star gave a sad update about her health in a TikTok video over the weekend, responding to a commenter who said they were a “huge fan.”
“Hey, thanks for the support,” Jenelle said in her front-facing video while laying down on a bed. “I’ve just been taking things easy lately.
“I’m making my health number one right now, so if it seems like I kind of lost my spark or motivation, I kind of have.
“I’ve recently been diagnosed with, you know, two tumors in my spine.
“They also recently found out I have a tumor in my neck which hurts pretty bad … I’ve just been in a lot of pain lately and my neck is just killing me.”
The former Teen Mom 2 star, who shared her struggles with her spine disorder before, said she has an “update” with her neurosurgeon next week.
Jenelle suffers from the disorder syringomyelia, which causes fluid-filled cysts (called a syrinx) to develop within the spinal cord.
The symptoms include headaches, pain, loss of reflexes and muscle weakness.
In some extreme cases they can lead to paralysis.
She posted about how she “found a few tumors in my spine” in December in a somber Instagram Story, asking for “#PrayersPlease.”
Earlier that month, she also posted a gloomy TikTok screaming along to an emo song, lip-syncing the lyrics: “I don’t need drugs, because I’m already high enough.”
She then wrote over the clip, seemingly quoting her doctors: “When you already have a growing cyst in your spine… and the doctors ‘can’t help you. When you become paralyzed go to the ER.'”
The mother of three said she was battling daily headaches and dealing with her neck “cracking 10 times a day.”Jenelle opened up about her health battles Instagram @j_evans1219Jenelle revealed the hard moments of having anixety[/caption] Instagram / David EasonJenelle is married to David Eason[/caption] j_evans1219/InstagramAnd is mom to three kids, Jace, Keiser and Ensley[/caption]
Last photo of Sinead O’Connor’s son Shane shows teen, 17, day before he died as singer remembers ‘light of my life’
THIS is the heart-breaking final photo of Sinead O’Connor’s son – captured one day before he died.
The picture of 17-year-old Shane O’connor was shared as part of a missing person appeal after the teen disappeared from Tallaght Hospital in Dublin on Thursday.CCTV captured Shane’s final moments before his tragic death Sinead paid tribute to her son on Twitter
Police had previously issued an appeal for the missing teen, alongside the picture.
He is seen in the CCTV image wearing dark jeans, a black hoodie with a colourful symbol on the front, a dark red top and white trainers.
But a spokesperson for the Irish force today confirmed the search had been “stood down” following the discovery of a body.
A spokesperson said: “Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, 7th January 2022, a Missing Person Appeal in respect of Shane O’Connor, 17 years, has been stood down.”
Mum-of-four Sinead confirmed Shane’s tragic passing earlier today, paying tribute to him on social media.
She wrote: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.
“May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace:”
The 55-year-old later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane: “This is for my Shaney. The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby.Most read in Showbiz SINEAD'S HEARTBREAK Sinead's grief as son dies after 'ward lets teen out on suicide watch' 'AT PEACE' Sinead O’Connor’s teen son Shane dies as she pays tribute to ‘light of my life’ ALL OUTEN Denise Van Outen gave 'telling interview' days before split from fiance Eddie PRICE PAIN Katie Price's nanny 'gave witness statement after attack left star in hospital' PRICE TO PAY Katie Price’s community service for drink-drive car crash revealed TWINS! Christine Lampard shares picture of rarely seen stepdaughter Isla in matching coats
“You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundary can separate us.”
Following Shane’s disappearance from the Dublin hospital, where his mum claimed he was on “suicide watch”, the singer made a desperate plea for his return.
She said: “Shane, your life is precious. God didn’t chisel that beautiful smile on your beautiful face for nothing.
“My world would collapse without you. You are my heart. Please don’t stop it from beating. Please don’t harm yourself. Go to the Gardai and let’s get you to hospital.
“This is a message for my son, Shane. Shane, it’s not funny anymore all this going missing. You are scaring the crap out of me.
“Could you please do the right thing and present yourself at a Gardai station. If you are with Shane please call the Gardai for his safety”.
She also threatened the hospital with legal action if anything indicates that they may have been able to prevent his tragic death, writing: “How has a seventeen year old traumatised young person, who was on suicide watch, in Tallaght Hospital’s Lynn Ward been able to go missing???
“Hospital of course so far refusing to take any responsibility. Anything happens to my son on their watch? Lawsuits.”
In a statement the hospital said: “The HSE cannot comment on individual cases when to do so might reveal information in relation to identifiable individuals, breaching the ethical requirement on us to observe our duty of confidentiality.”
A spokesperson for Sinead O’Connor said: “Regrettably, we can confirm the passing of Shane O’Connor.
“We politely ask for respect and appreciation for Sinead, Shane’s father and Shane’s family at this most difficult time.”His mum Sinead described him as ‘the light of my life’
If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans for free on 116123.
CONSTITUTION HILL’S runaway Tolworth Hurdle win provided self-isolating Nicky Henderson with the perfect tonic.
The six-time champion trainer was forced to watch on from home after testing positive for Covid-19 this week.PAConstitution Hill stormed to the head of the betting for the Supreme[/caption]
But having seen his exciting young hurdler destroy a Grade 1 field, he joked: “That is the best medicine you can get – it will kill anything.”
It was certainly a pick-me-up performance from Constitution Hill, who is now 2-2 over hurdles and the new 2-1 favourite (from 7-2) for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle with Coral.
On a rainy, foul day at Sandown, where the runners were finishing legless throughout the afternoon, he tanked through the heavy ground without breaking sweat.
He moved into a share of the lead at the second last – with ears pricked and under a strong hold – and within a few strides the race was over.
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Constitution Hill’s owner Michael Buckley, whose famous black and white colours have been carried by several jumping stars, jetted in from Florida especially to watch the race.
And just hours after stepping off one aeroplane at Heathrow, he was watching his latest aeroplane take-off up the boggy Sandown straight.
He said: “That was something quite extraordinary. He is a horse who we have always thought a lot of.
“If I had woken up in America this morning and seen him win like that and I’d not come, I would have kicked myself.
“I am a very emotional person and you can’t help but get attached to horses like him. He looks quite special.”Most read in Horse Racing MAKE MINE A DOUBLE Back Templegate's BOOSTED Cheltenham Festival ante post double at 40-1 TOM'S TIPS This 9-1 ante post treble made up entirely of favourites has to be backed FIVER FLUTTER Smash the bookies with 12-1 longshot who's an 'impressive winner' TEMPLEGATE'S TIPS Our man NAPS this giant 12-1 shot to blow them all away at Sandown MATT CHAPMAN Don't be surprised if Constitution Hill's owner is in tears at Sandown HEARTBREAK HOTEL Cheltenham hotels skyrocket to £891 a night as Festival frenzy grips fans
Henderson has an embarrassment of riches in the novice hurdling department this year.
He also has the 5-2 second favourite for the Supreme in the shape of Jonbon, but he said the pair of them were polar opposites.
He said: “Constitution Hill is the most laid back horse I have ever had, I’ve never seen anything like it.
“He is so chilled out – Barry Geraghty had this horse in his younger days and his nine-year-old daughter would ride him, he is that relaxed.
“Jonbon is a much more busy type and always wants to be on the go. They’re very different but both very talented.
“If they meet at Cheltenham then so be it, they will have to do so. We’re just very lucky to have two horses like them.
“Constitution Hill was spectacular today, he is a push-button ride. I was blown away by that.”
There was an upset in the £100,000 Veterans Handicap Chase as mud-lover Prime Venture (18-1) stayed on best to win a gruelling race.
Fighting back the tears, trainer Evan Williams said: “I’m getting old and soft these days – but this horse really deserved to win a big one.
“His owners have been amazing and allowed me to hatch a plan, and it feels good that it has paid off.”FREE BETS GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE
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