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Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Sports
UP FOR THE CUP The EFL Cup draw was broadcast EXCLUSIVELY on talkSPORT 2 live from Vietnam on Friday morning The fixtures for the first round if this season’s Carabao Cup have been revealed after the draw live from Vietnam on Friday morning. See EFL Cup first round draw IN FULL below! The pick of the ties include an all-championship clash between Leeds United v Bolton, League One newcomers Sunderland against Sheffield Wednesday and Frank Lampard’s Derby County against League Two Oldham Athletic. The draw was conducted by Premier League greats Louis Saha, Steve McManaman and Dennis Wise in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was split into two categories – the north and the south – to keep travel down ...
Revealed: Why days on Earth are getting longer

Revealed: Why days on Earth are getting longer

Technology
A new study has revealed days are getting longer as the Earth's rotation slows. Researchers used rock sediments to analyse the Earth's relationship to the moon 1.4 billion years ago.They discovered the moon's effect on the Earth meant a day lasted just over 18 hours back then.This is partly because the moon used to be much closer, changing the way the Earth spins on its axis, and is moving away from the planet."As the moon moves away, the Earth is like a spinning figure skater who slows down as they stretch their arms out," explained Professor Stephen Meyers, professor of geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The moon is currently moving away from the Earth at a rate of 3.82 centimetres a year - a speed which poses tough questions for scientists.Assuming that ra...
UK's most polluted towns and cities revealed

UK's most polluted towns and cities revealed

Health
More than 40 towns and cities in the UK are at or have exceeded air pollution limits set by the World Health Organization, its new report has found.The WHO data shows 31 areas have fine particle air pollution levels above 10 micrograms per cubic metre, with another 15 at that limit.Areas that exceeded the level include London and Manchester, with the Welsh steelworks town Port Talbot the worst.Dirty air can cause debilitating diseases and hasten death. Check the pollution in your areaThe figures on air pollution, contained in the WHO's global report, found Port Talbot had fine particle air pollution levels recorded at 18 micrograms per cubic metre, with the next most polluted UK areas being Scunthorpe and Salford on 15 micrograms.Fine air particle pollution is particularly bad for us, pen...
Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

Genetic secrets of the rose revealed

Science
Take time to smell the roses, the saying goes, and, according to scientists, the fragrant flowers could smell even sweeter in the future.For the first time researchers have deciphered the full genetic "book" of this most prized of plants.The secret history of the rose reveals surprises - it is more closely related to the strawberry than we thought.And in the long term the work could lead to roses with new scents and colours, says an international team.The new genome map, which took eight years to complete, reveals genes involved in scent production, colour and the longevity of flowers, said Mohammed Bendahmane of ENS de Lyon, in Lyon, France, who led the research."You have here a book of the history of the rose," he told BBC News. "A book that helps us understand the rose, its history and ...
How did Avicii die? Autopsy results revealed after shock DJ death

How did Avicii die? Autopsy results revealed after shock DJ death

Entertainment
The Wake Me Up singer died aged 28, with many questioning how did Avicii die?Now, a police source in Oman said there was no suspicion of criminal activity after Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman.An anonymous source with Oman's Royal police told AFP: "Two autopsies were carried out, one yesterday and one today and we absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion in the death."The source also stated that the police would not be making any public statement on the case.gettyTRAGIC NEWS: Avicii passed away at age 28Stars we've lost in 2018 Take a look through the gallery of stars we have sadly lost in 2018.WireImage Premiere Of Lionsgate's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" - Arrivals instagram/ aviciiDEVASTATED: Avicii's brother has flown to Oman to try and...