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Houston Texans make Laremy Tunsil highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL

Houston Texans make Laremy Tunsil highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL

Sports
April 24 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans signed Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Friday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Tunsil's deal is for three years and worth $ 66 million, with more than $ 50 million guaranteed. The extension makes Tunsil the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league. Tunsil, 25, negotiated the agreement without the help of an agent, according to ESPN. With the new contract, Tunsil surpasses Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson in annual salary. Johnson signed a four-year extension worth about $ 18 million per season in November. The Miami Dolphins selected Tunsil with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss. Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien trad...
U.S. Space Force gets first offensive weapon, a satellite jammer

U.S. Space Force gets first offensive weapon, a satellite jammer

Business
March 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Space Force announced its first offensive weapon, a ground-based communications jammer to block satellite transmissions. The Space Force announced Friday that Counter Communication System Block 10.2 achieved Initial Operating Capability earlier this month. It was transferred from the Los Angeles AFB to Peterson AFB, Colo., after being declared operational by the Air Force Space and Missile Center's special programs directorate. The portable CCS temporarily denies satellite communications of adversaries, and was first deployed in 2004 after hostile nations began attempting to disrupt American satellite transmissions. An upgraded version, CCS Block 10.1, was developed in 2014. L3Harris is the prime contractor for both versions 10.1 and 10.2. The newest version of...
ITV and Anne-Marie apologise after ‘offensive’ Ant and Dec skit

ITV and Anne-Marie apologise after ‘offensive’ Ant and Dec skit

Entertainment
Singer Anne-Marie and ITV have apologised after her appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway, during which presenters Ant and Dec wore bandanas featuring the Japanese Rising Sun flag.The 28-year-old singer, who is also a karate expert, performed her hit Ciao Adios alongside Ant and Dec, who wore white tunics and headbands featuring the image as part of a martial arts-inspired performance. Japan's Rising Sun flag is seen by some as a symbol of the country's imperialist past. Image: Japan's Rising Sun flag was the flag of its navy during the Second World War, when the country was allied with Nazi Germany Anne-Marie hit out at the choice of costumes following the show, apologising for the "hurt" caused and saying she had "nothing to do" wit...
Turkey Syria offensive: Tens of thousands flee homes

Turkey Syria offensive: Tens of thousands flee homes

World
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Syria, as Turkish forces step up their cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas.Turkish troops have encircled the border towns of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad and aid agencies fear the exodus could reach hundreds of thousands.International clamour has increased for Turkey to halt the attack.Turkey has defended its bid to create a "safe zone" free of Kurdish militias which could also house Syrian refugees.Turkey regards the Kurdish militias of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - which have controlled the cross-border areas - as "terrorists" who support an anti-Turkish insurgency.The SDF have been key allies of the United States in the battle against the Islamic State (...
Harvey Elliott: Liverpool youngster apologises for offensive video

Harvey Elliott: Liverpool youngster apologises for offensive video

Sports
New Liverpool signing Harvey Elliott has apologised for a video in which he appears to use derogatory language about Tottenham striker Harry Kane.Elliott, 16, posted a video on Snapchat during Spurs' loss to Liverpool during the Champions League final in June.In a statement, Elliott said he is "truly sorry" and the contents of the video "do not represent who I am as a person or how I've been brought up". "I realise that my actions were both immature and senseless," he said."The video was taken whilst messing around with friends in a private environment and was not directed at any individual."He added: "I would just like to wholeheartedly apologise for any offence caused on the back of a video...