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‘Harry Kane was never a boy wonder’ – Liam Brady tells talkSPORT why Tottenham striker was rejected by Arsenal

Liam Brady has told talkSPORT nobody could have predicted that Harry Kane would go on to become one of the world’s best strikers after he was released by Arsenal at the age of eight. The Gunners’ former academy director admitted in an interview on Monday that Kane was let go by the club as ‘he was a bit chubby and not very athletic’. You’d be searching for some time to find a decision which has backfired on a club more – Kane eventually joined rivals Tottenham at the age of 11 and…

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My mother never wanted this

This is an open letter to the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, the health minister, Steven Miles, and MP for Maiwar Michael Berkman (mylocal member). The letter was written last Monday; I am posting a slightly edited version here. The original letter was also sent to the state opposition leader Deb Frecklington and shadow health minister Ros Bates. I’m writing to you in relation to the issue of assisted dying/voluntary euthanasia in Queensland. The author with his mother, Sue, shortly after her admission to full-time care in February 2015. Photo: Supplied…

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Feyenoord striker was ‘never close’ to Newcastle move in January, as Magpies plot summer swoop

Newcastle United target Nicolai Jorgensen Tuesday, February 6, 2018 In-demand Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has revealed he was never close to joining Newcastle during the January transfer window. Rafa Benitez’s side pulled out all the stops to try and secure a late move for the 27-year-old, only to see their approach rebuffed by the Dutch giants. Jorgensen has admitted his desire to move to England in the past, with rumours Newcastle could reinvigorate their interest in the summer. However, the striker revealed to Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond that a January…

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Food 

The Ben Franklin-Inspired Super Bowl Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

This coming Sunday, folks across the nation will be flipping on their flat-screens en masse, indulging in the time-honored American ritual of catching the Super Bowl live with family, friends or coworkers. If you’re hosting a party and are in need of affordable but exotic food ideas, you might draw on an unlikely source for inspiration: the life story of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. The intersection of food and Franklin is the subject of culinary historian Katherine Eighmey’s new book, Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin, in which she links…

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Culture 

In 1968, When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In, TV Was Never Quite the Same Again

We’re living in a golden age of presidential comedy on television. Presidential candidate Donald Trump hostedSaturday Night Live in November 2015, igniting a firestorm of controversy about the benefit the appearance might give his campaign. Hillary Clinton had appeared on the sketch comedy program the previous month, as Bernie Sanders would in February 2016. Impersonations of Trump, Barack Obama, Clinton and others have been the mainstay of late-night comedy for years, not to mention politically-charged monologues from such television luminaries as Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee. It may seem normal…

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Emily Maitlis fears stalker will never stop

TV presenter Emily Maitlis says she fears her stalker will never stop harassing her. Two days after a former friend was jailed for breaching a restraining order, the Newsnight presenter compared living with two decades of harassment to having a chronic illness. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett Show, she said it had had a devastating impact on her family. “You turn into this person who shouts at your kids for the wrong thing.” She also described her frustrations with the legal system and called for a new…

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One question you should never ask on a dating app

How are you still single? Even when meant as a compliment, this rhetorical question is more likely to land as an insult. It’s bad enough when a well-meaning friend or relative says it, and even worse when it’s the first message someone sends on a dating app. (It happened to me a few weeks ago. And, no, after that opening, I didn’t feel compelled to write back.) Ask me anything! Just not that. Photo: Jovo_JVNVC Women routinely receive messages that are more insulting – and disgusting – than this one. Still,…

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