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Kings of Leon on Mick Jagger, lockdown hair and writing songs on bar napkins

Kings of Leon on Mick Jagger, lockdown hair and writing songs on bar napkins

Entertainment
Matthew FollowillTwenty years ago, long before Kings Of Leon became festival headliners, Caleb Followill made a deal with one of his friends."He and I used to go to random bars, all over the world," says the singer. "Wherever we were, if we had a day off, we'd put our finger on a map and go, 'Alright, we're going to go to this little dive bar'. "And we would sit there and get some bar napkins. I would write poetry and he would draw pictures. And we would trade 'em off to each other and say, 'Alright, whichever one of us is going to be famous first, you own my lyrics - and likewise I own your art'."Needless to say, his friend got the better end of the bargain. A signed copy of Caleb's lyrics for Use Somebody recently sold for $ 6,600 (£4,800) at auction - so those wine-stained poems could b...
Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox signing 5-year, $163M max extension

Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox signing 5-year, $163M max extension

Sports
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Star point guard De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year maximum extension with the Sacramento Kings. League sources told ESPN and The Athletic on Friday that Fox's multiyear extension is worth at least $ 163 million. According to the outlets, the deal contains escalators that would allow him to reach the $ 195.6 million super max if he makes an All-NBA team and the league's salary cap climbs above $ 112 million. Advertisement The 22-year-old Fox will receive a total of $ 170 million in the deal for being named to the All-NBA Third Team, $ 183 million for a second-team selection and $ 196 million for a first-team selection. Fox, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Kentucky, averaged a career-best 21.1 points to go with 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game ...
Champions League 2020-21: Who will be kings of Europe? Our experts’ predictions

Champions League 2020-21: Who will be kings of Europe? Our experts’ predictions

Sports
Last updated on 5 hours ago5 hours ago.From the section European FootballFifty eight days after Bayern Munich lifted the trophy in Lisbon, the Champions League is back.Last season's disrupted competition ended with an unlikely final four of Bayern, Paris St-Germain, Lyon and RB Leipzig.So who will triumph this time? And who will be the surprise packages? We asked our European football writers to make their predictions.If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote.Andy West, Spanish football writerWhat are the prospects for the Spanish sides? Real Madrid are, of course, always dangerous in this competition and will have added motivation after failing badly in the past couple of years with consecutive last-16 exits. Barcelona have started the season brightly but ...

Kotak Mahindra and Axis Bank allege Rs 1,200 crore fraud by Cox & Kings, probe begins

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Aug 09, 2020)MUMBAI: A probe has been initiated into two complaints of alleged fraud to the tune of Rs 1,204 crore against travel company Cox & Kings Ltd. The complaints, which have been lodged by two banks — Kotak Mahindra and Axis Bank — are being investigated by the economic offences wing of the Mumbai police. Director and group chief executive officer of Cox & Kings, Ajay Peter Kerkar, said: “It’s an inquiry.” Already, a preliminary enquiry has been registered against the travel company on the basis of a complaint lodged by IndusInd Bank, which has alleged a default in payment of Rs 239 crore. Now, Kotak Bank has stated that it has been extending financial facilities to the travel firm since 2012, and on June 24, 2019 the outstanding amoun...
Met Police gave images for King’s Cross facial recognition scans

Met Police gave images for King’s Cross facial recognition scans

Technology
London's Metropolitan Police Service has revealed that it supplied the images used in facial recognition scans carried out by the developers of the King's Cross estate.The police force had previously said it had not been involved, but has now acknowledged that this was "incorrect".London's mayor has asked for a report to reveal exactly what data was shared with whom "as a matter of urgency".The Surveillance Camera Commissioner is also making inquiries."In light of this acknowledgement from the MPS I will be contacting senior officers at the force to understand how they were complying with section 33 of the Protection of Freedoms Act and paying due regard to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice," Tony Porter told the BBC.The c...