Special coverage as David Cameron prepares details of a climbdown on accepting more refugees and a standoff between migrants and the authorities in Hungary continues
Hungary has shut its main border crossing with Serbia after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.
“In the interest of preventing accidents, the police have temporarily closed the Roszke motorway border crossing to incoming traffic and are redirecting traffic to (a national road),” police said in statement, according to AFP.
People stranded in Budapest have begun to march to Austria after days of being refused train travel out of Hungary.
Metal and concrete corrugated roofs are a ubiquitous feature on homes and shelters worldwide due to their low-cost, but they’re really not very good at their job. Both are poor insulators, notoriously prone to leaks and can contain dangerous substances like asbestos … plus they’re not easy to sleep under during a monsoonal downpour. Indian startup ReMaterials reckons it has a better solution with its sustainable, modular roofing system called ModRoof.
The benefits of adding more nuclear power in South Africa will outweigh the cost implications, Eskom’s acting chief executive told reported on Friday. In the midst of it worst electricity shortage crisis since 2008, Africa’s most developed economy plans to add 9,600 megawatts of nuclear power in the next decade and a half, estimated by analysts to cost as much as $100 billion.
Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to take another substantial step toward his third Formula One world championship with a win at the Italian Grand Prix.
Monza is one of the most enthralling circuits on the calendar, with it’s searing straights rife for overtaking and looping, high-speed bends a tremendous facilitator for wheel-to-wheel action. But for all the drama that usually unfolds on race day, in the last 10 years, the pole-sitter has won the race eight times.
So the Mercedes man will be acutely aware of how important the practice and qualifying sessions are to his chances of success at the Cathedral of Speed. Keeping team-mate Nico Rosberg—who is 28 points back in the standings—in his mirrors will be vital to Hamilton’s chances again.
The tifosi will be desperate to see a home winner, though, and in Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari have two challengers. These preliminary sessions should provide some intriguing insight as to whether or not they’re capable of keeping pace with the Silver Arrows.
Read on for all the latest updates from practice and qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.
Houston rapper Travi$ Scott finally graces us with a long overdue debut studio album with Rodeo, released via Grand Hustle Records and Epic Records. The 16-track project features guest spots from pretty much the highest echelon of hip-hop’s finest, including Kanye West, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Future, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Young Thug and moreproduction is handled by the likes of Mike Dean, Metro Boomin, and Zaytoven to name a few, with production handled by beatmasters such as Mike Dean, Metro Boomin, and Zaytoven.
While Scott already hinted the LP with the singles “Piss On Your Grave,” “3500,” “Antidote,” “Never Catch Me” and “Ok Alright,” fans can now stream the rest of the album below thanks to the homies over at Spotify.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed Manchester United were interested in signing Los Blancos attackers Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema this summer, as well as centre-back Raphael Varane.
Perez spoke to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser this week, and when asked if the Red Devils had made a €100 million offer for former Tottenham Hotspur star Bale, replied (via Daily Mail‘s Pete Jenson): “No, that is a lie. We know that United showed interest in Bale, [Karim] Benzema and [Raphael] Varane.”
The Real Madrid figurehead went on to outline his club never intended to sell former United target Ramos, insisting the Premier League giants were merely “meddling in the situation” with their approach.
South American broadcaster Juan Arango provided further quotes from Perez, who questioned why his players would want to leave the Bernabeu for what he sees as a lesser destination:
United may hold a trump card in their pursuit of Bale considering the player is a British native, but persuading Benzema to leave for Old Trafford may be seen as a far more difficult venture.
Ex-Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert reinforced the allure of the Spanish capital when speaking to the Telegraph, a disadvantage English clubs are faced with when attempting to sign the world’s finest players:
Ultimately, United manager Louis van Gaal went on to complete the deadline-day signing of Monaco forward Anthony Martial for a reported fee of £36 million.
The 19-year-old may not offer the same instant impact that Bale or Benzema might, but Martial is undoubtedly an investment in the long term, tipped by Goal’s Robin Bairner as a prospect for the future:
Manchester United were in the hunt for an attacker after seeing Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez leave their ranks this summer, along with the previously on-loan Radamel Falcao.
Arsenal were most fervently linked with Benzema’s potential acquisition and even made a substantial offer of £50 million, but Los Merengues weren’t interested in selling, said the Daily Mail‘s Rob Draper:
Despite the fact Cristiano Ronaldo may hold seniority as the Bernabeu’s biggest star, Benzema holds his own place of importance in Rafa Benitez’s squad as the glue that holds the attack together.
Bale, on the other hand, may be seen by the Madrid support as somewhat more expendable, despite showing superb form for Wales after putting his nation on the brink of Euro 2016 qualification. Squawka detailed his fine scoring prowess with the national team:
United fans can be pleased with a busy summer of transfer activity and may be buoyed even more to hear their club is chasing some of the biggest targets on the continent, even if those pursuits bore no fruit.
There’s always next year, though, and Real’s success this season will dictate just how willing they are in listening to offers for Bale and Benzema, who are sure to earn United’s attention in future.