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Jack Grealish ‘not good enough’ for England as Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips tipped to start at next summer’s Euro finals

Jack Grealish ‘not good enough’ for England as Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips tipped to start at next summer’s Euro finals

Sports
Jack Grealish is not good enough for England, claims Danny Mills. On Monday, the Aston Villa captain received a maiden call up to the national team after Marcus Rashford and Harry Winks withdrew ahead of the Nations League double-header against Iceland and Denmark. getty Grealish played a huge role in preserving Aston Villa’s Premier League status last season, earning him an England call-up this week Grealish had initially been overlooked, with the decision to call up Kalvin Phillips – who has yet to play a single minute of Premier League football in his career so far – sparking plenty of debate. But Mills insists England boss Gareth Southgate made the right call to initially snub Grealish, who scored eight goals and provided six assists in the top-f...
Climate change: Summers could become ‘too hot for humans’

Climate change: Summers could become ‘too hot for humans’

Science
Millions of people around the world could be exposed to dangerous levels of heat stress - a dangerous condition which can cause organs to shut down.Many live in developing countries, and do jobs that expose them to potentially life threatening conditions.These include being out in the open on farms and building sites or indoors in factories and hospitals. Global warming will increase the chances of summer conditions that may be "too hot for humans" to work in. When we caught up with Dr Jimmy Lee, his goggles were steamed up and there was sweat trickling off his neck.An emergency medic, he's labouring in the stifling heat of tropical Singapore to care for patients with Covid-19.There's no air conditioning - a deliberate choice, t...
Salts, heat, humid summers may have aided development of life on Earth

Salts, heat, humid summers may have aided development of life on Earth

Science
Oct. 4 (UPI) -- How life first emerged on planet Earth remains a mystery, but new research suggests salts, heat and humidity may have aided the construction of proteins from simpler building blocks. "In terms of the history of the planet, how life originated is probably the greatest scientific question we can ask," lead study author Paul Bracher, an assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Louis University, said in a news release. "A key piece of this grand challenge is figuring out how big polymer molecules we know to be important for life could have formed before all of our biological machinery evolved to make them." Proteins are the building blocks of life. They're composed of chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. When amino acids are baked until they're bone dry, p...
Summers off? Yes, please! This company lets you pick your own perks

Summers off? Yes, please! This company lets you pick your own perks

Finance
What if a digital twin could go to work for you? Imagine if you got to pick your work bonus. Would you choose a personal chef? A trip to the super bowl? An annual dry cleaning pass? A month in Europe or a whole summer off? Or maybe you prefer cash. For employees at North 6th Agency, the choice is theirs. The brand communications and social media agency recently launched Pace Points, a program that lets employees cash in points for a variety of rewards. "We wanted to take the guess work out of rewards programs,' said N6A CEO Matt Rizzetta. "If an employee deserves a reward, they should be able to choose whatever they want that motivates them." The are 60 rewards employees can select in six categories: health, travel, experience, transport and housing, quality of ...
New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

Science
Researchers in the UK have developed a method of improving the long range accuracy of summer weather in the UK and Europe.The scientists found a connection between sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic in March and April and the subsequent summer's rain or shine.The researchers say the new method may benefit agriculture, tourism and construction.The study has been published in the journal PNAS.Scientific effort to improve longer term forecasts have been focussed on winter weather patterns, which can pose a sizeable threat to humans and the environment. Developing better seasonal forecasts for the summer has lagged significantly behind. Now researchers at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the University of Reading have found that springtime temperature anomalie...