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Everton told to go higher for Swansea attacker Gylfi Sigurdsson


Last week, Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said that it would be hard to put a value on Sigurdsson, but clearly he's found a price in the back of his mind. Sigurdsson is still a target for Everton after he produced some excellent performances in the Premier League last season - he created 72 chances and scored nine goals. Read More »

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail'

A further $3 billion is put down to the value Australians see in being able to visit the reef's beaches, and boating and diving in reef waters. It's the first time the full economic, social and iconic brand value of the World Heritage site has been calculated. Read More »

Anonymous believes NASA is poised to announce discovery of aliens


Recent exploration of the solar system, combined with the discovery of more than 4000 potential exoplanets orbiting distant stars, has increased the pitch of excitement surrounding the identification of alien life . Anonymous claims head of Nasa Science Mission Directorate Professor Thomas Zurbuchen said at the meeting: "Our civilisation is on the verge of discovering evidence of alien life in the cosmos". Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Canadian Lance Stroll finishes third


Ricciardo , at one point, was 17th place in the race. Under the safety vehicle, then race-leader Hamilton slowed suddenly and the following Vettel could not avoid making contact from behind. This year's Formula One championship burst sensationally into life here following four Safety Car periods, one red flag, and the spectacular demise of the sport's so-called friendly rivalry in Baku on Sunday. Read More »

NASA discovers 10 Earth-like planets which could sustain life


The mission has also found 50 candidates similar in size to Earth , with more than 30 of them confirmed. It is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet. The catalog of the Kepler mission will serve as a basis for the study of the prevalence and demography of these planets in our galaxy. One of the potentially inhabitable planets, dubbed TRAPPIST-1E, is very similar in size to Earth and likely has very similar temperatures. Read More »

Germany and Chile reach semi-finals of Confederations Cup

Joachim Low, on the other hand, will have been delighted with what he has seen so far as his young team cruised into the semifinals as group winners. While Chile who finished second with five points will take on Portugal on Wednesday. "We are disappointed not to win but the results will come", he said. Veteran forward Tim Cahill collected his 100th global cap at Spartak Stadium, joining long-serving former goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (109) as the only other Australia player to reach ... Read More »

F1: Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku


Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas snatched second place from 18-year-old Williams driver Lance Stroll in the final straight, as Vettel finished fourth ahead of Hamilton to extend his championship lead to 14 points. Vettel pleaded innocent . "Nothing happened, did it?" "He brake-checked me as well, so what do you expect?" I'm just lost for words right now. "I showed him I wasn't happy". Read More »

Azerbaijan Grand Prix back underway after red flag


Finally, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo is set to start from 10th place after he crashed in Q3. Ricciardo ultimately went on to claim a surprise victory, the Australian having completed a brilliant move on Williams duo Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll following the red flag. Read More »

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance and face some


Brady says things are changing quickly and "we need to be as visible as possible". "We want to let everybody know that we love each other, that we pay taxes and that we're Americans, too". "There will be no permission for a demonstration or a march on the said date considering the safety of tourists in the area. and public order", it said in a statement. Read More »

Apple announces watchOS 4, new iPad Pro


Just before Apple's WWDC event for 2017 kicked off on Monday, it came to light that there could be a new file management app for the company's latest mobile device operating system. Apple described iOS 11 as "the biggest software releases ever for iPad , with powerful multitasking features". And back in 2015 , Apple told developers that all new apps had to be written in 64-bit code. Read More »

Cornyn: Passing Senate healthcare bill by July 4 'optimistic'

The problems with the Senate bill revolve around provisions like keeping Obamacare's Medicaid expansion program, which he believes is working to lower the quality of care and financially burden many consumers. Schumer described the GOP proposal as "devastating" to the middle class and "that's what's making it so hard for them to pass it". President Donald Trump says he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace what he's calling ... Read More »

Reliance Jio gains almost 4 million subs in April


Reliance Jio's free offers launched in September previous year, which had helped it massive transaction over 100 million subscribers in 170 days. "Operators (excluding Jio) need to invest Rs. The incumbent operators, it said, "made significant returns" over the years but have not invested in equity. Jio feels that operators paid an astronomical amount for spectrum but using the airwaves with legacy technologies which is not a prudent business decision. Read More »

NKorea denies torturing USA student Warmbier - KCNA

The US authorities advise their citizens not to visit North Korea as tourists given the high risk. When asked about Otto Warmbier, the American student who recently died after being released from North Korea, Rodman's agent said, "I know being there had something to do with [Otto's release]". Read More »

Chile reaches Confederations Cup semi-finals with 1-1 draw against Australia


Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan consulted VAR after a reckless high challenge by Ernest Mabouka on Germany's Emre Can saw Sebastien Siani wrongly receive a yellow card in a case of mistaken identity. Joachim Low's world cup winners and Juan Antonio Pizzi's Copa American champions lead the group on four points each, while Cameroon and Australia are both on a point apiece. Read More »

Vettel 'disgraced himself' in Azerbaijan, says Hamilton

Ferrari's Vettel, who seemed infuriated with Hamilton after the British driver slowed on the exit of Turn 15 under safety auto conditions after a red-flag stoppage, collided with the triple World Champion's Mercedes and was hit was a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth. Read More »

UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'


Bill Richardson, who also served as USA ambassador to the United Nations, who said he made numerous efforts to bring their son home. North Korea released him last week for what it described as humanitarian reasons and he died on Monday in a United States hospital. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, steers his auto in front of teammate Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. It appeared Hamilton had done nothing untoward, but the German was clearly irate and pulled alongside the Mercedes, waving an arm, before turning into his vehicle. Read More »

Fifth GOP senator rejects Obamacare repeal bill draft, as House conservatives complain

Heller said he wants to see a health care bill that doesn't "pull the rug" out from under hundreds of thousands of Nevada residents. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, said fundamental problems still remain that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. Read More »

Vidal wants Chile teammate Sanchez to join Bayern

The two players are now in Russian Federation as Chile try to win the Confederations Cup - they face Australia on Sunday evening with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs. 'We need to rest and, on Sunday, we have to play the same way we did [against Germany]'. Bild also report that Arsene Wenger is planning to sit down with Alexis Sanchez to discuss his future after the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix

Ferrari's Vettel got a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth, after he steered into race leader Hamilton under safety vehicle conditions after a red-flag stoppage. Sebastian Vettel maintains Lewis Hamilton brake tested him in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but refused to comment on whether he deliberately hit the Mercedes driver . Read More »

May defends EU citizens

Merkel said there was still a lot of work ahead, including the question of a British financial settlement as well as how to manage the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. A condition for any deal will be that the 1 million British citizens who live overseas get the same treatment. Securing guarantees for their future is a key part of the Brexit talks. Read More »

Disneyland devotee visits park for 2000 days in a row


Why? "What we mostly know about him is that he loves Disneyland", said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park. "I guess he finds it relaxing". He says he looks forward to seeing the popular nighttime spectacular "Fantasmic!" when it returns in an enhanced version on July 17 along the Rivers of America in Disneyland. Read More »