‘Base jumping’ whisky advert banned

The regulator said it received six complaints after the advert was broadcast on TV, video on demand and Instagram in December. It noted that the opening scene in all versions of the ad featured a man running and jumping off a cliff. ‘Extreme risk-taking behaviour’ The ASA said: “We noted that at that point in the ads, there was no suggestion that the male character had any super-human attributes or powers, or that he was part of a mythical world”. It also noted that the character was seen clenching his fists as he peered over the edge of the cliff, giving “the impression that he was nervous about jumping and was building up the courage to do so”. The regulator …

Mikaela Shiffrin seals stellar season with final win

(CNN)It summed up her stellar season. Another race. Another win. The American cemented her status as ski racing’s preeminent athlete with victory in Sunday’s giant slalom in Soldeu to edge to 60 World Cup wins and seal the giant slalom season crown. Mikaela Shiffrin: Lead singer? Big night out? Shiffrin has blasted into the void left by Lindsey Vonn in her injury-hit final season and has made significant waves outside the sport of skiing. She ends the season fifth on the all-time list of World Cup winners, 22 victories behind Vonn and 26 short of the record held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who retired in 1989 after 16 seasons on the elite circuit. By comparison, Shiffrin made her World …

Lori Loughlin, 15 Others Indicted On New Charges In College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin and her husband, as well as 14 other parents, were indicted Tuesday for their alleged involvement in a massive college admissions scheme. The 16 defendants were already charged last month with conspiring with William Rick Singer, who co-founded a for-profit college admissions company that masqueraded as a charity, to bribe elite university coaches and administrators to admit their children to the schools. ASSOCIATED PRESS Actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston on April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. pleaded guilty to charges of bribery and fraud in the same scheme. Los Angeles Times reported. But the added charges could result in more …

Rugby World Cup: The 20,000km cycle ride to Tokyo

(CNN)Some 20,000 kilometers of roads separate Twickenham Stadium, the site of the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, and Tokyo Stadium, which will host the opening game of this year’s competition. For two fans, the tournaments are just a bike ride apart. “We’re gluttons for punishment,” Rutland tells CNN Sport from Bulgaria, just under four weeks into the journey.

Hospital infection inquiry begins at Holyrood

They want to examine whether infection control is adequate and whether more can be done to improve patient safety. Image copyright Andrew Cowan Image caption Lewis Macdonald wants to understand the scale of the problem The Cryptococcus which was found is believed to be from pigeon droppings located in a plant room on the hospital’s roof. Prosecutors are also investigating the death of a third patient at the QEUH. A 63-year-old woman was one of two patients affected by the fungal infection Mucor in January. Separately, 23 children contracted bloodstream infections in the cancer wards at the Royal Hospital for Children – which shares the Queen Elizabeth campus – between January and September last year. The infections were thought to …

Chinese buyer bids record $1.4 million for racing pigeon

(CNN)A Chinese buyer bid more than $1.4 million for a prized Belgian racing pigeon in an “unprecedented” sale, according to the auctioneer that organized the sale. Jiangming Liu, who works for PIPA in China, said the company was expecting Armando to fetch a high price but “multiple times less” than what he actually got. “We’re all surprised,” Liu said. PIPA said Armando is the most expensive bird ever to be sold at auction by a huge margin. The next most expensive is believed to be a bird called Nadine, which fetched more than $450,000 at auction in 2017. The buyer was a Chinese fancier named Xing Wei, according to media reports at the time. Joel Verschoot, the Belgian breeder who …

Tiger Roll wins back-to-back Grand Nationals to emulate Red Rum

(CNN)Tiger Roll may have been the pre-race favorite at the Grand National but not since 2005 had the favorite won what is arguably the world’s most famous jump race. Not since Red Rum in 1973 and 1974 had the same horse won Grand Nationals in back-to-back years and who is to say Tiger Roll can’t make more history next year? READ: Wimbledon of hunt racing The 4-1 favorite ridden by Irishman Davy Russell chased down 66-1 outsider Magic of Light with less than two of the 30 fences remaining and ultimately cruised home by roughly three lengths to cap the 4.25-mile race in Liverpool. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and video The rally was watched by an estimated global …

A gaming paradise: Inside the world’s first professional FIFA house

(CNN)At first glance, nothing seems out of the ordinary about this suburban house. As the name suggests, the team represents Italy’s Serie A team AS Roma, but is in fact largely driven by esports powerhouse Fnatic. In 2018, the lucrative partnership decided to take the next step in professionalizing its approach, by creating the world’s first FIFA house. “When you walk up to the front of the house, it doesn’t look like a team of gamers live here,” team manager Colin Johnson told CNN Sport, who is honest enough to admit that very occasionally the team has disturbed suburbia’s tranquility. “We’ve had a few neighbors yelling at us a few times for being loud when we’re celebrating but for the …

Liverpool retakes Premier League lead thanks to Toby Alderweireld’s own goal

(CNN)“Ugly” was Jurgen Klopp’s assessment of the way his Liverpool team eked out a thrilling last-gasp 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as the Merseyside club returned to the top of the Premier League. But two errors from Spurs players following a corner cost Mauricio Pochettino’s team the chance of a point and also complicate their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Following a corner, first Hugo Lloris couldn’t collect Mo Salah’s header and then the ball ricocheted off Alderweireld and trickled over the line. READ: Manchester City brushes aside woeful Fulham ‘A bit fortunate’ “Massive,” was the assessment of Liverpool defender Andy Robertson, who had set up Firmino’s headed goal, of the importance of his team’s victory. …

‘It’s like Uber, but for haircuts’

Darren grew up in Brixton, south London, where his mother worked as a cleaner and his father as a security guard; they had arrived from Ghana in the 1980s and had dreams of him becoming a banker, lawyer or accountant. University was always part of the plan for him, but when the time came, he wasn’t sure which one would feel right. It was a barber shop that helped him decide. “It sounds silly, but the fact that there was an Afro-Caribbean black barber immediately when I got out the railway station at Brighton, to visit the University of Sussex, made me think instantly, ‘I could be OK here, I could feel at home,’” Darren says. Afro-Caribbean hair is different …

‘Players aren’t safe’: Is British football returning to dark days of hooliganism?

(CNN)With three flashpoints in as many days, Britain’s football authorities are facing questions as to whether they are doing enough over the issue of player safety and their approach to hooliganism “Commenting would only add to the attention he craved,” said Smalling on Twitter. But it’s not just English football that’s had to deal with hooliganism in recent days. On Friday in Scotland, Rangers’ player James Tavernier was confronted by a fan during the match against Hibernian. READ: Chaos reigns at Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibernian ‘A serious problem’ All three men involved in the recent attacks have been arrested. Paul Mitchell, the Birmingham supporter who punched Grealish, pleaded guilty to common assault and pitch invasion at Birmingham Magistrates …

J.Lo and A-Rod are engaged

(CNN)Jenny from the block got a rock. she said yes ♥️ A post shared by Alex Rodriguez (@arod) on Mar 9, 2019 at 5:34pm PST There’s no word on a wedding date, but Lopez has a US tour scheduled to start June 7 and go until July 26. A-Rod has been enjoying a popularity comeback, going from a cheating baseball slugger to well-liked television commentator on Fox and baseball studio broadcasts, admired entrepreneur who guest stars on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and boyfriend — now fiancé — to one of the world’s beloved multi-threat entertainers. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Sports Writer Challenges Trump To $100,000 Game Of Golf

Donald Trump to put his money where his mouth is. wrote about Trump’s alleged golf cheating and false boasts in his new book Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump, on Tuesday laid down the gauntlet for a $100,000 winner-takes-all game with the president. Don Lemon. Check out the clip here: Reilly also suggested that Trump’s “grudge” against Puerto Rico correlates with a soured golf course deal on the island, and explained why the sport may be responsible for Trump’s embrace of He added that the late golf champion Arnold Palmer would be “rolling in his grave about the big orange splotch” that Trump has put “on the game that I love.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & …

Are races getting safer for horses?

According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the number of horse deaths per 1,000 race starts fell from 2.8 in 1994 to to 2.2 in 2018. The lowest rate was 1.8 in 2017. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCheltenham Festival: How authorities are aiming to improve horse welfare Altogether, the BHA figures show that, from 1994 to 2018, 4,905 horses died on British racecourses. “Despite the fact that the overall trend is one of decline, we never stand still when it comes to safety and we always look at the data from the previous year to determine whether any further improvements can be made,” a BHA spokesman said. Unsurprisingly, jump racing – where horses have to clear …

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars

The affected models are: Some two-litre 2016 to 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport cars Certain two litre Range Rover Evoque, Sport, and Velar cars Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars. Most models are petrol, while some are diesel. Some of the models will need physical repairs in a dealership, while some will need software updates, the spokeswoman said. “The modifications made to affected vehicles will be made free of charge and every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out,” the firm added. In January the firm confirmed it is cutting 4,500 jobs, with the substantial majority coming from its 40,000 strong …