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Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea: Woeful Blues drop out of top four after humiliation on south coast

Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea: Woeful Blues drop out of top four after humiliation on south coast

Sports
CHERRIES' DELIGHT Maurizio Sarri's men are now level with Arsenal on points and goal difference, but have been knocked down to fifth by virtue of goals scored Joshua King scored a brace as Bournemouth thrashed Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium to knock the Blues out of the Premier League’s top four. A well-deserved and memorable 4-0 win was secured with all four goals coming in a rampant second-half display for the Cherries and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri receiving flak from the travelling support. Josh King opened the scoring early in the second half King struck either side of setting up David Brooks before Charlie Daniels headed in a last-gasp fourth which saw Chelsea drop to fifth, below London rivals Arsenal on goal d...
Sightings suggest rare angel sharks are living off the coast of Wales

Sightings suggest rare angel sharks are living off the coast of Wales

Science
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Numerous sightings suggest a population of Atlantic angel sharks, one of the world's rarest shark species, is living off the coast of Wales. The waters surrounding Spain's Canary Islands are the only confirmed safe haven for the endangered species, Squatina squatina. But sightings on several fishing boats suggest there are several angel sharks living just off the Welsh coast. In recent years, a few fishing boats have accidentally caught angel shark specimens. The flat-shaped bottom-dweller was once abundant in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, but the population shrank as a result of habitat disturbance and pollution. Many angel sharks were also accidentally caught and killed by commercial fishing boats using gill nets. The species, a member of a unique and ancient shark li...
Seafloor mapping XPRIZE final will be in the Mediterranean, off Greek coast

Seafloor mapping XPRIZE final will be in the Mediterranean, off Greek coast

Science
The final of the ocean XPRIZE, which will see fleets of robots compete to map the largest area of seafloor inside 24 hours, will take place in deep waters off the coast of Greece. Teams will be invited in turn to showcase their technologies, starting in early November. They will have to chart at least 250 sq km at depths down to 4,000m, and image 10 items of interest. The group that comes out on top will win $ 4m. Second place earns $ 1m. The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE was launched in 2015 to find systems and approaches that could finally map the world's ocean basins to an acceptable precision. Currently, less than 15% of their bathymetry (depth) has been measured in a meaningfully accurate way. It is one of those truisms that ...
HoF turmoil spurs new bid to find buyer for Coast

HoF turmoil spurs new bid to find buyer for Coast

Business
The owner of Coast, the women's fashion retailer, ‎has accelerated plans to find a buyer after being hit by the fallout from House of Fraser's (HoF) recent collapse into administration. Sky News has learnt that Aurora Fashions, which also owns the Oasis and Warehouse chains, has begun contacting prospective buyers in the last fortnight about a deal to sell the Coast brand.It marks the latest chapter in efforts by Kaupthing, the Icelandic bank, to offload part or all of Aurora.Kaupthing came close to selling the entire business last year to Emerisque Brands, a business owned by an entrepreneur who was at the time the subject of an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol.That‎ deal fell through, and talks about a sale are understood to have been dormant sinc...
Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

World
More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says.According to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) two rubber boats set off on 1 September, but one of the vessels deflated and sank.The 276 survivors were eventually taken to the Libyan port city of Khoms, around 100 km (62 miles) to the south-east of the capital Tripoli.MSF says the group is now being held in "arbitrary detention".The survivors, including pregnant women, children and infants, have been treated by MSF for pneumonia or burns from leaked fuel.Over 1,500 migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Many more have been...