Author: Beeda Times

In short: The BBC is facing backlash for hiring Nick Kyrgios as a commentator for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament.Kyrgios has pleaded guilty to domestic violence and is a known supporter of Andrew Tate.What’s next? Women’s groups have been told the BBC will respond to their concerns in 12 days.The BBC has come under fire for hiring Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios as a commentator for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament due to his history of violence against women.Kyrgios pleaded guilty to assaulting former girlfriend Chiara Passari in 2021, however those charges were dismissed.Kyrgios is also known to support Andrew Tate, who is…

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MANILA, Philippines — Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) intends to start building a toll road that links Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) as well as Segment 3B of the Cavitex C5 Link project by June, with target completion set in 2025. On Thursday, MPTC unit Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC) announced it had tapped EEI Corp. to build the new project, dubbed Cavitex-Calax Link (CCLink). DM Consunji Inc. will build the other turnpike, Segment 3B. Contract costs for both projects amount to a combined P5.09 billion. CCLink is a 1.3-kilometer (km), dual two-lane expressway that connects Cavitex Kawit Toll…

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West Indies 175 for 8 (King 79, Baartman 3-26, Phehlukwayo 3-28) beat South Africa 147 (Hendricks 87, Motie 3-25, Forde 3-27) by 28 runsT20 World Cup co-hosts West Indies got on the front foot in their final preparations for the tournament with a commanding 28-run win over South Africa, their biggest margin of victory over them batting first. Neither side had their first-choice XI available, with some players rested or still at the IPL, but West Indies will be pleased with their dominance at home, especially as this was the first international at Sabina Park in almost two years.Home boy…

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In a strategy similar to one used by French President Emmanuel Macron in his two previous debates against Le Pen, Attal attacked the far-right on its inconsistency and its ability to govern competently, often pressing Bardella into delivering specifics on his policy proposals. Both millennials rank highly in terms of popularity, but recent polling shows Bardella and the National Rally are likely to win twice as many votes as Attal’s pro-Macron Renaissance party in the June 9 European election. Renaissance operatives are hoping Attal’s performance on prime-time television will help mobilize centrist voters. EMBED (1) L’Événement on X: “⚔️Echange tendu…

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A new dawn approaches for Liverpool Football Club in a multitude of ways ahead of Arne Slot’s arrival on June 1.FSG, for one, have made great pains to transform operations behind the scenes, rehiring Michael Edwards and Julian Ward in fresh roles with the club.A changing of the hands holding the reins going into the 2024/25 season also presents something of a serious unknown for fans after the relative comfort of Jurgen Klopp’s leadership since 2015.Will it be a smooth transition? Or will the boat be rocked by so many changes?FOLLOW Empire of the Kop on Instagram (@empireofthekop) HEREREAD MORE: Liverpool…

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Humanitarian aid is airdropped over Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 23, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. (AFP) PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES –  Israel launched devastating air strikes on Gaza Thursday, while also expressing readiness to resume stalled talks on a truce and hostage release deal with Hamas to pause the war raging since October 7. The Gaza Strip’s civil defence agency said two pre-dawn air strikes had killed 26 people, including 15 children, in Gaza City. Agency spokesman Mahmud Bassal said one strike hit a family house, killing 16 people, in…

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USA 144 for 6 (Monank 42, Jones 35, Taylor 31, Rishad 2-21, Shoriful 2-29, Mustafizur 2-31) beat Bangladesh 138 (Shanto 36, Shakib 30, Ali Khan 3-25, Netravalkar 2-15, van Schalkwyk 2-21) by six runsAli Khan played the starring role as USA fought their way to a T20I series win over Bangladesh at home, going up 2-0 in the three-match series in Texas on Thursday. His three-wicket haul helped USA to a six-run win in the second game after they had won the first game courtesy Harmeet Singh’s big hitting.USA bowled superbly in the death overs with Ali Khan picking up…

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England 243 for 9 (Capsey 44, Jones 37) beat Pakistan 206 for 9 (Muneeba 34, Ecclestone 3-26) by 37 runsAlice Capsey set the foundations by finding her 50-over form with the bat before England’s spin twins, Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean, sealed a “scrappy” victory for the hosts in their opening ODI against Pakistan in Derby.Pakistan’s search for an ODI win over England continues after this, their 13th match, which England won by 37 runs with two more games to come, at Taunton on Sunday and Chelmsford on Wednesday.Capsey top-scored with 44, her ODI career-best, as England set a victory…

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Colin Graves, Yorkshire’s chair, has come under renewed scrutiny from the chair of the parliamentary committee that oversees sporting bodies, following his recent claims that a process of demutualisation could prove to be “essential” to the long-term future of the club.Caroline Dinenage, chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, queried the timing and content of Graves’ remarks, made in a letter to Yorkshire’s members on Monday, which she felt contradicted his previous assurances that the club would remain a members-owned institution under his leadership.Graves appeared before the CMS select committee on February 20, after his return as Yorkshire chair…

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(From left) Paulo Avelino and Kim Chiu in a poster for “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.” The pressure to make the memorable closet kissing scene between Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino for the series “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?” was so high that the scene took two days to shoot. It even required the production team to build four different kinds of cabinets that could fit the two actors and enable cameramen to shoot them while the couple locked lips. This was according to Kim and Paulo, collectively known as “KimPau,” who spoke with broadsheet writers recently to promote the…

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