Facebook to launch “Libra” digital coin for 2.4billion online users

Facebook to launch digital coin for 2.4billion online users Facebook said it would launch its own digital coin next year, allowing it 2.4 billion users to make payments over the network. Facebook will allow users to change dollars, pounds and other international currencies into crytocurrency called Libra. Facebook says the coins can then be used…

BBC’s international audience has surpassed 426 million a week

The BBC’s international audience has reached a record high of 426 million a week, according to latest figures  released by the corporation. It attracted extra 50 million viewers and listeners over the past year with over 47 million accessing its news service. The Global Audience Measure found the news service reached 50 million in India…

Eoin Morgan hits record 17 sixes in World Cup

  ICC men’s World Cup Cricket at Old Trafford, Manchester England Vs Afghanistan  England 397-6 (50 ov) Morgan 148 off 71, 4 fours, 17 sixes, Bairstow 90 off 99, 8 fours and 3 sixes, Root 88 off 82, 5 fours, 1 six, Gulbadin 3-68, D Zadran 3-85. Afghanistan 247-8 (50 ov) Hashmatullah 76 off 100,…

Gloria Vanderbilt the “Jeans Queen” dies at 95 

US fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt has died aged 95. Vanderbilt, known as the “poor little rich girl”, was the great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, a 19th Century tycoon. The socialite, was married several times, made her name in the 1970s and ‘80s as a designer jeans pioneer. Gloria who loved life, and lived it on her…

Bangladesh chases 322 to beat West Indies

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Taunton, Somerset. West Indies 321-8 (50 ov), Hope 96 off 121, 4 fours, 2 sixes, Lewis 70 off 67, 6 fours, 2 sixes, Hetmyer 50 odd 26, 4 fours, 3 sixes, Saifuddin 3-72, Mustafizur 3-59, Shakib 2-54. Bangladesh 322-3 (41.3 ov) Shakib 124* off 99, 16 fours, Das 94* off…

Dominant India beat Pakistan

ICC World Cup Cricket, Old Trafford, Manchester India Vs Pakistan India 336-5 (50 ov) Rahu; 57 off 78, 3 fours, 2 sixes Rohit Sharma 140 off 113, 14 fours, 3 sixes, Virat Kohli 77 off 65, 7 fours, Amir 2-47, Hassan 1-84, Wahab 1-71. Pakistan 212-6 (40.00) Fakhar 62 off 75, 7 fours, 1 six,…

Comic collector sells his £350k collection

Martin Morris who started collected at the age of five has a collection of 36, 000 Marvel and DC comics.   Martin Morris (63) from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, has a 1962 edition that introduced Spider-Man for the first time is thought to be worth over £10, 000. Morris decided to sell them on eBay after having…

South Africa win against Afghanistan

ICC Cricket World Cup at Cardiff South Africa Vs Afghanistan South Africa 131-1 ( 28.4 ov) Amla 41* off 83, 4 fours,, de Kock 68 off 72, 8 fours,Phehlukwayo 17* off 17, 2 fours and 1 six, Gulbadin 1-29. Afghanistan 125 ao ( 34.1 ov) Hazratullah 22 off 23, 3 fours, NA Zadran 32 off…

Finch’s 153 ensured Australia win by 87 runs

ICC Cricket World Cup at The Oval, London Sri Lanka Vs Australia Sri Lanka 247 ao (4.5 ov) Karunaratne 97 off109, 9 fours, K Perera 52 off 36 balls, 5 fours, 1 six, Kusal Mendis 30 off 37, 2 sixes, Starc 4-55, Cummins 2-38, Behrendorff 1-59, K Richardson 3-47. Australia 334-7 (50) Aaron Finch 153…

World of Romantics

Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived in Somerset neighbours to Coleridge and his young wife Sara Fricker in 1797. The four never formed a quartet of equal minds. Adam Nicolson demonstrates what Coleridge had actually written in this spellbinding recreation of the making of Romantic poetry amid the Somerset Quantock Hills – was that “tho’…