Is there extra time and penalties in this season’s competition, and will VAR be in use?

ROUND ONE With the domestic season now in full swing, the first cup games of the new campaign come thick and fast The EFL season is well underway – and that means early season Carabao Cup action. Before the big-guns join, teams from the Championship, League One and League Two must battle it out in the first round of fixtures on August 14. Getty Manchester City lifted the League Cup last season Is there extra…

"Is there extra time and penalties in this season’s competition, and will VAR be in use?"

Motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy

Image copyright Polizia di Stato Image caption Police shared this photo of the bridge after its collapse A major bridge has collapsed near the city of Genoa, Italian police say. The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say – and there are unconfirmed reports that cars may have been involved. Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the…

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Elon Musk Promises a New Feature to Improve Tesla Charging Journeys

Elon Musk plans to make charging the Tesla that little bit better. The CEO responded to a user request on Monday, asking for a way to provide feedback on destination chargers. Describing it as a “good idea,” Musk’s pledge to add the feature could make journeys better for the nearly 400,000 Tesla vehicles on the road. The feature, as described by Josh Cunningham, would add the ability to rate, comment and suggest updates for Tesla’s…

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Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday’s primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections. FILE PHOTO: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker waves after speaking during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Voters go to the polls in those states for…

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Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses businessmen in Trabzon, Turkey August 12, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS The lira has lost more than 40 percent this year and crashed to an all-time low of 7.24 to the dollar early on Monday, hit…

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Paris Saint-Germain linked with £100million move for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen this month

transfer gossip The French champions are looking to bolster their attacking options before the end of the European transfer window on August 31 Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly plotting a £100million raid on Tottenham for Christian Eriksen by the end of the month. Should Spurs accept the staggering offer for Eriksen, it would surpass the £85.3m Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale in 2013. Christian Eriksen has become a key man for Spurs since joining from…

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Swedish gangs set 80 cars on fire in several cities

Image copyright EVN Image caption Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze one after another in western Swedish cities Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT). Most of the damage took place in the western city of Gothenburg, but incidents were also reported…

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‘My Ears Ache To Hear Your Voice’

Nearly three weeks since Samantha “Sam” Sayers disappeared while hiking in Washington state’s North Cascades, her mother made a birthday wish for the young woman on Monday.  Lisa Sayers expressed her thoughts about her missing daughter’s 29th birthday on Facebook:  “I only have one wish … for you to come home safe and sound. My ears ache to hear your voice and that incredible laugh and my eyes yearn to see the sparkle in your…

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China reports outbreak of foot and mouth disease, culls 173 pigs

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of Henan The O-type strain of the disease was found in five pigs at a slaughter plant, leading to the culling of 173 pigs, the ministry said, adding that the outbreak was under control That is the seventh case of the O-type strain of the disease found in livestock this year Reporting by Muyu…

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South Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI (Reuters) – People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan’s wartime use of “comfort women”, a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels. Protesters hold pictures of “comfort women” and of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei, Taiwan August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu In South Korea, a new monument was unveiled as part of its…

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