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West Ham FC transfer news: David Moyes insists Chelsea have not made contact over Andy Carroll

David Moyes has denied West Ham are ready to sell Andy Carroll this month. The club have reportedly fielded interest from Chelsea and are prepared to listen to offers for the striker before the end of the January transfer window. Carroll was not included in the squad on Tuesday as West Ham edged into the FA Cup fourth round after a 1-0 replay win over League One side Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury held their Premier League opponents to a goalless draw in the opening match last week and thwarted them for another…

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Sang-Hoon Degeimbre: 'Being a Sommelier Made Me a Good Cook'

Sang-Hoon Degeimbre is one of those atypical people. The chef ofL’Air du Temps in Belgium, born in South Korea and adopted by a Belgian family, began his adult life by embarking on pharmacy studies. Quickly, the young man realized that he was on the wrong track and enroled in a hotel school in Namur, followed by a school butchery, before becoming a sommelier. In 2000, Sang-Hoon Degeimbre and his wife, Carine, finally decided to become their own bosses by opening their first restaurant, L’Air du Temps in Noville-sur-Mehaigne, a property set…

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Joey Barton tells talkSPORT: 'Mark Hughes has made Stoke progressively worse… he was a terrible manager'

Monday, January 8, 2018 Joey Barton has delivered a damning verdict on Mark Hughes’ managerial skills after he was sacked by Stoke City. The talkSPORT presenter has branded the Welshman a ‘terrible manager’ and insisted he failed to improve the Potters during his four-and-a-half years at the helm. Hughes was axed by Stoke on Saturday following an FA Cup humiliation at the hands of League Two side Coventry City, with the shock defeat following on from a woeful run of form in the Premier League. “I don’t like Mark Hughes. I don’t think he…

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CES 2018: Headphones made from recycled firearms

Sweden’s Yevo Labs has unveiled a set of wireless headphones that incorporate metal made from seized illegal guns. The charging case and a band on the headphones themselves are made of a material branded Humanium. It is created by the Humanium Metal Initiative, also based in Sweden, and used by a number of Scandinavian manufacturers. One analyst said the idea should help the headphones stand out in a crowded market. Yevo’s chief executive Andreas Vural acknowledged the $ 499 (£370) US price tag was “steep” but said 50% would be…

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Premier League team of 2017: After 115,000 picks, who made your best XI?

Would this team win the Premier League? We asked you to choose your Premier League team of 2017 and after more than 115,000 of you did so, here are the XI that made the cut. Almost 50% of the selected teams were done so in a 4-4-2 formation – and if you factor in those of you who opted for a solid back four that goes up to 77%. It probably does not come as a huge surprise that Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne was the most selected player –…

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New Year Honours 2018: AI chief Demis Hassabis made CBE

British artificial intelligence researcher Demis Hassabis has been recognised on the New Year Honours list. Mr Hassabis is chief executive of DeepMind, which has developed software that can beat human experts at the complex board game Go. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for “services to science and technology”. He said he was “very proud” of his team at DeepMind. “This is recognition of the immense contribution they have already made to the world of science and technology, and I’m excited about the…

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