Scottish Open

23 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
PEP GUARDIOLA hit back at reports Manchester City were “arrogant” and “disrespectful” during their visit to China last week. The champions had matches in Shanghai and Nanjing but were accused of ignoring supporters and only going for the money. Pep Guardiola has hit back at claims by Chinese media that Manchester City were “arrogant” and “disrespectful” Yet Guardiola said the story was false and insisted his club will have no issues about going back there in the next couple of years. He said the club’s spell in China – which had to be shortened due to travel problems leaving Manchester – was an “incredible experience”. Asked about the report that appeared on the Chinese government run Xinhuaonline, Guardiola said: “I should say I don’t agree and also that it’s false. “To make a statement like this they have to know exactly what happened here in our club. “We had an incredible time in Shanghai. All the people asking us to do things we were ready to do that. “We came here – it’s an unique experience because it’s not easy to come to Asia during the season. “To come to Asia and experience the culture, the restaurants. It’s amazing to get to know other people. “That’s why I can’t understand what people are saying – maybe one journalist is a bit upset, I don’t know why – but it’s far away from the reality.” [quote credit=”Pep Guardiola”]I completely disagree with the journalist – that’s not the reality… I’m so proud of what we’ve done. all the marketing departments, all the people who’ve organised this tour. [/quote] City’s itinerary for their time in China had to be squeezed due to their out-going flight being cancelled twice. That meant they had two fewer in the country than they had initially planned for. Yet Manchester City sources have pointed out they organised fan events before the games in both Nanjing and Shanghai. There were also Fan Zones at both games which were open to anyone who had a ticket for the game. And there was an open training session in Shanghai – within hours of their arrival – which was followed by a signing session. Guardiola added: “We came to Shanghai and 23 hours later we travelled two hours by train to play in Nanjing then back to Shanghai. “Now we are here in Hong Kong and then back to Tokyo. And always with the biggest smile. We don’t sleep too well during the night but even so we make good training sessions for all the guys. I’ve been impressed with my players so far and let’s see for the rest of the tour. “I completely disagree with the journalist – that’s not the reality. “For our club it’s a huge experience to go abroad to other countries because we are not Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. They’ve been doing it for many years. For us it’s a new experience every season, it will help on the pitch and we did it last season. City had their schedule disrupted by two flight cancellations but did still take time to meet with fans Oleksandr Zinchenko poses for a selfie with a fan after the players arrived in Hong Kong [article-rail-section title=”Latest Premier League news” posts_category=”190″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “And off the pitch we are showing what an amazing club we are and how we are trying to be better every season. “I’m so proud of what we’ve done. all the marketing departments, all the people who’ve organised this tour. “And maybe next year or in two years we are going to come back to China when the club decides we should come. Sooner or later we’ll come back – sure.” Chinese state media accused Manchester City of ignoring their fans – but they have put on signing sessions in the Far East David Silva is making the most of his final pre-season tour with the club after announcing he will leave at the end of the campaign [bc_video video_id=”6061546185001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Pep Guardiola hopes Leroy Sane will remain at Manchester City despite the interest of Bayern Munich “]
23 Jul 19
Between the Lines

Well, folks, here we go. Today, we will find out whether our new Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson (it will) or Jeremy Hunt (it won’t). While it is almost certain that the blonde, bumbling BoJo will take office, the question is by how much? Will he romp to victory, giving his no-deal credentials a […]

23 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
MEGAN Barton-Hanson has told how she thinks women are better in bed because they are more “attentive”. The former Love Island star, 25, is dating Towie’s Demi Sims after exclusively revealing to SunOnline last month that she is bisexual. Megan Barton-Hanson has told how she thinks women are better in bed The blonde beauty stunned in an Ann Summers shoot as she discussed orgasms And the blonde beauty has also teamed up with Ann Summers to encourage women to be more open about their desires in the bedroom. She told the Daily Star men can sometimes be “selfish” in bed. “I have experience with men and women and women are definitely better lovers,” she said. “They are more attentive. They want to please the other person. Megan has said she thinks men can sometimes be ‘selfish’ in bed “Men are happy as long as they are having a good time.” Megan said she would never fake an orgasm and encouraged other women to be more direct when explaining what they want in the bedroom. She made this revelation in response to research that shows 95% of men climax almost every time they have sex, whereas only 65% of women can say the same. Megan reckons she’s the perfect spokeswoman to help improve the sex lives of Brits across the country. “I’d say I’m pretty good in bed,” she laughs. “I’ve had my fair share of practice.” The reality star wants to challenge the stigma around women talking openly and honestly about sex. “Women should not be missing out on orgasms when having sex compared to men and the Ann Summers manifesto and Pleasure Positivity Project will help address this,” Megan said. “The problem is that women often fear they will be labelled for admitting they enjoy sex too, so I’m passionate about empowering women and engaging men in this conversation to encourage a more open conversation around our sexual desires.” Megan reckons she’s the perfect spokeswoman to help improve the sex lives of Brits across the country Megan said she would never fake an orgasm Megan was branded a “man-eater” after having sex with two coupled-up blokes in the villa last year – even wearing one’s jumper while doing the deed with the other. But one year after bedding Eyal Booker, coupling up with Alex Miller and eventually Wes Nelson, Megan told SunOnline she wanted to hook up with a woman during the show. She’s also keen to eventually settle down with a woman because she has “deeper connections” with them. “I just felt like I needed to get with a guy because society said so but after the s*** I’ve been through, I just want to see how it goes with a woman,” Megan said. Megan originally auditioned for Love Island in 2017, one year before finally being accepted, but she blames admitting she fancied girls in the first audition for seeing her rejected. She said: “I was super open and said I feel like I’m more into girls, but I think that’s what put them off.” When she auditioned for the second time Megan came clean about her stripper past – but this time kept schtum about fancying girls. “In Love Island I already felt I had a stigma attached to me because of being a stripper,” she explained. “I didn’t want to like add to it by revealing I like girls as well! “But now I feel like everyone has accepted that and to be honest, I don’t care what people think. “I’m 25, I want to find someone, maybe not the one, but the one for now.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Last week, SunOnline revealed Megan is dating Towie’s Demi Sims after meeting on Celebs Go Dating. The pair went public with their romance at the ITV summer party where flirty Demi, 22, groped the 25-year-old Love Island star. Despite joining the dating agency to find love with a non-celebrity, the pair couldn’t help but break strict show rules. Megan Barton-Hanson left the ITV summer party holding hands with Demi Sims [bc_video video_id=”6060725439001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Demi Sims pinches Megan Barton Hanson’s bum as it’s revealed pair are dating after meeting on Celebs Go Dating”] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
23 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

Congratulations to Jo Swinson. The first woman leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, or one of her antecedent parties, waged a real campaign against Sir Ed Davey, who achieved a respectable performance. He too deserves to have a major role in the years to come. The contrast between the relative unity, the thoughtfulness, the rationality […]

23 Jul 19
Grey Asylum

NOTE: This is a part of a trilogy series of my kink exploration under one title, Part two sets next Sunday. Part three: TBA Six months ago, I was browsing through kinky social media to hunt a play partner as part of my exploration as a little/masochist when a somebody just sent me messages that […]

23 Jul 19
Raptor Persecution UK

Further to the news yesterday that Scottish gamekeeper Alan Wilson, 60, had pleaded guilty to nine of the 12 charges of wildlife crime against him (see here), here is some further detail. From The Times (by Robert Fairburn): Gamekeeper killed protected birds, badger and otter A gamekeeper shot dead badgers and buzzards and set dozens […]

23 Jul 19
Robo News Blog

How to Make The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Signature Mai Tai (CNN) A luxury hotel in Northern California has been hit with $1.6 million fine for restricting access to public beaches. The settlement reached Thursday between the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and the California Coastal Commission is the second largest of its kind for the commission. “$1.6 […]

22 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
A MASKED gunman is on the loose after a drive-by shooting saw three men injured  in East London last night. Cops rushed to the bloody scene in Hackney after shots were fired at around 10.30pm. Cops have not made any arrests following the shooting at 10.30pm Shots were fired in Kingsland Road in Hackney last night Witnesses saw blood splattered on the pavement after the victims were rushed to hospital – with cops still hunting the shooter. None of the injured are believed to be in a critical condition, the Met Police said. Reports last night suggested the incident could have been an attack which marred an event to mark the anniversary of the death of Rashan Charles. DRIVE BY AT RASHAN MEMORIAL The 20-year-old died on July 22 2017 after cops chased him into a Dalston convenience store. Initially it was believed he had swallowed a package containing a combination of caffeine and paracetamol while officers arrested him. But an Independent Police Complaints Commission probe later revealed he had not swallowed a “controlled substance”. His death has sparked ferocious riots on the streets of the area with furious protesters pelting cops with missiles and setting objects on fire. During a demonstration at the time a spokesman for the Charles family said: “The police at the moment are acting in a way that is going to divide the communities. It will be an us versus them thing… they are acting like a gang, operating like a gang.” MASKED MAN Last night, witness Fiona Stewart said one man had been shot in stomach by a “masked guy”. She told the Mirror Online: “There were specks of blood everywhere on the pavement. “A lady was sat down outside and said she was with the guy who had been shot in the stomach. “Apparently a guy came down the cobbled road in a car and shot a bloke commemorating the death of Rashan Charles. The lady I spoke to said it was a black car. “A guy in the supermarket told me he (the shooter) was a masked guy.” A Met Police spokesman said the three men attended hospital. No arrests have yet been made. Earlier, a police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 10.30pm on Monday, 22 July, to shots heard in Kingsland Road, E8. [quote credit=”Eyewitness”]Apparently a guy came down the cobbled road in a car and shot a bloke commemorating the death of Rashan Charles[/quote] “A short time later, officers were alerted to three injured males having attended a London hospital. “We believe the injured males are linked to shots fired in Kingsland Road and await details of their injuries. “A crime scene has been identified and cordons are in place. Some local roads are closed.” The shooting is the latest incident to blight the capital as Lawless London’s knife crime epidemic reached unprecedented levels earlier this year. LAWLESS LONDON There have been more than 78 deaths linked to knife crime in the capital since the start of 2019. Last year was London’s bloodiest in a decade – when the number of homicides reached 132 – and it shows no signs of abating. As of July 17, Scotland Yard had launched 78 murder investigations in London. Recent figures revealed knife crime in England and Wales soared to a record high, with 43,000 offences last year. This year got off to a bloody start when mum-of-one Charlotte Huggins, 33, was knifed to death at her home in Camberwell, South East London on New Year’s Day. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Just hours later security guard Tudor Simionov, 33, was stabbed outside a VIP sex party in Park Lane, Mayfair. A week later Jaden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death in east London after being knocked off a moped. One of the most shocking death’s was that of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney who was knifed in a park in East London. She was stabbed so ferociously the blade broke off in her body. Rashan Charles, pictured, died in police custody in Hackney in 2017 Police are today appealing for witnesses We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
22 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
THOUSANDS are at risk of deadly heart and breathing problems as the African plume heatwave hits the UK, experts have warned. The young and elderly are most vulnerable as temperatures are expected to reach sweltering highs of 37C in parts of the UK. The young and elderly are at greatest risk as temperatures soar across the UK, medics have warned Hay fever and asthma sufferers have been urged to stay indoors, as a “toxic cocktail” of humid weather and soaring pollen levels increase the risk of deadly attacks. And today, the UK’s top nurse warned thousands could end up in hospital as a result of the hot weather. NHS stats show almost 3,000 people ended up in hospital with heat-related problems last summer – 632 with severe sunburn, 100 cases of heat exhaustion and 223 cases of sun and heat stroke. Meanwhile, the soaring temperatures can also trigger allergies, with around 3,000 admitted to hospital due to pollen and hay fever and 5,700 stung by wasps, hornets and other insects, last year. Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, warned the risk of serious illness is much higher for the elderly, children and young people, and those who already have health conditions including heart and breathing problems. Intense heat is being brought north from a plume of Saharan air – which is already hitting parts of southern Europe with scorching conditions. Warnings are in place this week as experts say while daytime temperatures are set to hit highs in the mid-30s – it will “feel like” 44C. The high temperatures will come with sweltering humidity, prompting Public Health England (PHE) to issue a health warning. PHE issued a level-2 “alert and readiness” warning – and older people have been advised to not go outside during the hottest part of the days this week. Hay fever sufferers have been warned they are at risk of deadly asthma attacks as pollen levels soar today (left) and stay high tomorrow (right) Look out for vulnerable neighbours Ms May, said: “Everyone can take simple steps to avoid fun in the sun turning in to a holiday in hospital. “As millions of families kick off the long summer break, it’s really important to take common sense precautions and follow our NHS top tips like drinking plenty of water, using high-factor sunscreen and taking allergy medicine where it’s needed. “The NHS will be there always for anyone who needs it, but everyone can help by checking in on vulnerable friends and neighbours, while making use of the free, convenient and helpful phone and online NHS services for minor illnesses, to help frontline staff provide care for those in emergency and serious need. “People should talk before they walk and join the hundreds of thousands getting fast and free advice on the best course of action for them from the NHS.uk website or 111 phone line.” While the effects of too much sun can affect anyone, some are more at risk to the danger of hot weather including: Young children, babies, and the elderly, especially those over 75; People with serious chronic conditions and mobility problems such as Parkinson’s disease or those who have had a stroke People on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control. Ten tips for coping in hot weather England’s top nurse has urged people to keep an eye on the young and elderly, who are at greatest risk of deadly heart and breathing problems Ms May urged everyone to take care, and encouraged people to keep an eye on their neighbours and relatives. Her top tips include: Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler If you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat, avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day (11am and 3pm). Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter). Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol – water, lower-fat milks and tea and coffee are good options. Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool. Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need. Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool. Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors. Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves. Charts from Netweather show high levels of humidity could make temperatures “feel like” 111F (44C), before the end of next week. The hottest day of the year is expected to fall on Wednesday – as the scorching weather front sweeps the country. And temperatures will steadily rise throughout the week. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN HEALTH” posts_category=”7957″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] Today it is expected to be peak at 33C and on Wednesday it could reach a whopping 34C, according to The Weather Outlook. If temperatures stay high in the same spots for three consecutive days, the Met Office deems it a heatwave. Those with less serious conditions should seek advise from the free NHS 111 phone and online service, and community pharmacists are also on hand to deal with less serious concerns. [boxout headline=”The signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion – and how to cool someone down”] Heat exhaustion is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes, but if it turns into heatstroke it needs to be treated as an emergency. The warning signs include: headache dizziness and confusion nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea loss of appetite excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin cramps in the arms, legs and stomach fast breathing or pulse temperature of 38C or above being very thirsty The symptoms are often the same in adults and children, although children may become floppy and sleepy. If someone is showing signs of heat exhaustion they need to be cooled down. There are four steps you can take: Move them to a cool place. Get them to lie down and raise their feet slightly. Get them to drink plenty of water. Sports or rehydration drinks are OK. Cool their skin – spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the armpits or neck are good too. Stay with them until they are better. They should start to cool down and feel better within 30 minutes. Source: NHS  [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6062662757001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Met Office weather video explains how we define a UK heatwave “] We pay for your stories! Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours  
22 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

Stewart Robertson Steven Gerrard's Rangers squad. The Ibrox managing director insists the new investment. So, the clubs are in no rush to cash on prized assets, as Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier, even if they are looking to increase their income in time from player sales. Robertson was speaking as Daniel Candeias completed his move […]

22 Jul 19
Jjohnson1701's Blog

Battle of Pace’s Ferry (October 5) This was more of a skirmish than a real battle; the Union army managed to capture a pontoon bridge from the Confederates before they could burn the bridge, securing a way towards Atlanta. Atlanta, GA (October) Outside Atlanta, the Confederate defenders included a sergeant, James David Johnson, from southern Georgia, but […]

22 Jul 19
Roghadal or bust

We sneaked ourselves a cheeky Monday off just for the heck of it and it delivered in spades, with the mid-July weather hot and sunny for once. We had planned our itinerary more in hope than expectation so we were delighted to be able to go for it. The Dalmeny Estate sits on the south […]