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Leeds director of football Victor Orta mocks Derby ‘Spygate’ with binoculars celebration after win at Pride Park

Leeds director of football Victor Orta mocks Derby ‘Spygate’ with binoculars celebration after win at Pride Park

Sports
Leeds director of football Victor Orta mocked Derby following his side’s 3-1 win at Pride Park on Sunday. The newly-crowned Championship champions have had a rivalry with the Rams for the past year. Twitter Orta got his binoculars out to mock Derby Leeds were fined £200,000 by the EFL for spying on a Rams training session ahead of a league match last season. And Derby got their revenge when they knocked Leeds out of the Championship play-off semi-finals, but fell short against Aston Villa at Wembley. The ‘Spygate’ scenario has added an extra edge to meetings between the clubs, with both sides playing out a 1-1 draw earlier this season. With Leeds ending their 16-year exile from the Premier League thanks to West Brom’s 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield on Fr
Ex-oil company director returning to face charges in Mexico

Ex-oil company director returning to face charges in Mexico

World
A plane carrying the former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company has taken off from Spain and is expected to land late Thursday in Mexico, where the man faces charges equivalent to money laundering, bribery and conspiracyByThe Associated PressJuly 16, 2020, 9:42 PM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- A plane carrying the former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company took off from Spain and was expected to land late Thursday in Mexico, where the former executive faces charges equivalent to money laundering, bribery and conspiracy. Prosecutors claim Emilio Lozoya took corruption to such lengths during his tenure as head of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos that he diverted bribe money intended for the former ruling party to buy a $ 1.9 millio
NHS director ‘outraged and disgusted’ at 5G conspiracy attacks

NHS director ‘outraged and disgusted’ at 5G conspiracy attacks

Technology
NHS England's medical director has said he is "outraged and disgusted" at conspiracy theorists who claim 5G masts are the true cause of the coronavirus outbreak.NHS England's national medical director Stephen Powis, speaking alongside Cabinet Minister Michael Gove during a government coronavirus briefing, dismissed the claims as "rubbish". "The 5G story is complete and utter rubbish, it's nonsense, it's the worst kind of fake news," said Prof Powis."The reality is the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to all of us, especially when we're at home and unable to see families and friends," he added."I am absolutely outraged and disgusted that people would be taking action against the infrastructure we need to get through this crisis." ...
Roman Polanski: Actress walkout as he wins best director at ‘French Oscars’

Roman Polanski: Actress walkout as he wins best director at ‘French Oscars’

Entertainment
Several actresses have walked out of the César awards ceremony in Paris after Roman Polanski, who was convicted of the statutory rape of a 13 year old in 1977, won best director.The awards - France's equivalent of the Oscars - have been mired in controversy after Polanski's An Officer and a Spy received 12 nominations.The Polish-French director fled the US after his rape conviction in the 1970s. He has since faced other accusations of sexual assault. The slow-burning Polanski saga Actress's MeToo moment shocks French cinema An Officer and a Spy, or J'accuse in French, is about the Dreyfus affair in 19th Century France and won a total of three awards on Friday night. Polanski and members of his crew did not attend the event, with
Military Wives: ‘Director didn’t want us to sound too slick’

Military Wives: ‘Director didn’t want us to sound too slick’

Entertainment
When Gareth Malone created his Military Wives choir, the effects were to prove far more enduring and profound than the resulting flurry of fame.The ensemble was formed in 2011 as part of BBC Two's The Choir series, led by Malone.The documentary followed their transformation from an anonymous group of military wives into harmonious chart-toppers performing for the Queen. As well as showing the therapeutic value of communal singing, Malone's efforts gave an insight into the life of the military wife - not least, the months of loneliness and the need to keep "a stiff upper lip", despite being wracked with worry when their partners were away.These are women who are hardly seen, let alone heard, but Malone gave them a public face - and voice.Malone's choir ...