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Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Sports
Serena Williams accused the umpire of sexism in docking her a game in the US Open final and said she had not been cheating.Naomi Osaka's 6-2 6-4 victory was overshadowed by Williams' extraordinary outbursts in the second set.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief". Afterwards the American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game."He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'," the 36-year-old former world number one added."But I've seen other men call other umpires several things."I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuf...
Man Utd: Why is Jose Mourinho so angry with the media?

Man Utd: Why is Jose Mourinho so angry with the media?

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho betrayed the pressure and irritation eating away at him in the final seconds of a passionate news conference at Old Trafford following the 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham.Mourinho had gone on the front foot to defend his side's performance, telling the assembled media they had to decide what was most important, brilliant football, or results.He had accurately pointed out that last season in particular, he had been castigated for supposed negative football, even when United had won. Mour...
UK's May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

UK's May to face angry lawmakers over Syria airstrikes

World
Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face restive British lawmakers Monday to justify her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. Royal Air Force jets joined American and French warplanes and ships in hitting targets in Syria Saturday in response to a reported chemical attack in the town of Douma. Parliament, which returned Monday after a spring break, was not consulted about the action. The government is not legally bound to seek lawmakers' approval for military strikes, though it is customary to do so. May's office said Monday that she plans to tell lawmakers that the airstrikes were "in Britain's national interest," were carried out to stop further suffering from chemical weapons attacks and had broad international support. "We cannot allow the use of ...
Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

Technology
The company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds has closed its London studio, after warning its profits were likely to fall.Rovio's head of games, Wilhelm Taht, also resigned on Friday, leaving chief executive Kati Levoranta in charge.The Finnish games company has warned that its brand licensing revenues could decline 40% this year.It has blamed tough competition and higher marketing costs for the poor outlook.Rovio's London studio was opened in 2017 and the company went public in September with a valuation of £786m.But on 22 February, the Finnish games maker issued a profit warning that caused its shares to drop by 50%.Announcing the closure of its London studio, Rovio said it wanted to concentrate on its studios in Finland and Sweden. The company had employed seven games developers i
Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

Technology
The co-founder of a Silicon Valley investment firm said it is "not my job to make you all feel good" in a long email to staff and investors.Jonathan Teo from Binary Capital was responding to negative press coverage about the firm following allegations of sexual harassment by his co-founder Justin Caldbeck.He added that he was "tired and indignant", and raged against "whiners" who demanded his attention.Mr Teo has already offered to resign.He did so after Mr Caldbeck left the firm in June."I'm incredibly sorry," Mr Caldbeck tweeted when the news broke last month.Mr Caldbeck's actions were one of several sexism scandals to rock Silicon Valley in recent months. They include a damning report into the work culture inside ride-hailing firm Uber, and the resignation of venture capitalist Dave McC...