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Kasabian confirm they ordered Tom Meighan to leave after his assault charge

Kasabian confirm they ordered Tom Meighan to leave after his assault charge

Entertainment
Rock group Kasabian said "they had no choice" but to ask singer Tom Meighan to leave the band after he was charged with domestic assault.On Tuesday, the 39-year-old pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrate's Court to assaulting his former fiancee Vikki Ager while drunk on 9 April.A day earlier, the band said he had stepped down due to "personal issues".But after the case, they confirmed they had severed all ties, saying: "domestic violence can never be excused"."No-one in the band wanted this to happen," said a statement posted to Kasabian's social media accounts. "We have all worked so hard together for the past 23 years and had big plans for our future together. We are completely heartbroken."But we were left with no choice but t...
They were struggling to repay their student loans before the pandemic. Now it’ll get worse

They were struggling to repay their student loans before the pandemic. Now it’ll get worse

Finance
Sam SeagravesSource: Sam SeagravesAlmost all of the money Sam Seagraves used to make as an actor in Portland, Oregon, went toward her monthly student loan bill of $ 1,083. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.With many production companies postponing or cancelling operations, Seagraves hasn't been hired for a role since March. The CARES Act granted people with federal student loans a break from their payments until the end of September, but Seagraves has had to dig into her small savings to continue paying her monthly private student loan bill of $ 700.  "I have enough saved to pay the private student loans through August; I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to pay them after that," Seagraves, 30, said. She owes around $ 75,000 nearly a decade after graduating fr...
Olympians face punishment if they kneel in protest at Tokyo 2021

Olympians face punishment if they kneel in protest at Tokyo 2021

Sports
June 10 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee has kept guidelines in place for disciplinary action for athletes who participate in protests, which include taking a knee, for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The IOC Athletes' Commission published the guidelines in January. They ban athletes from taking a knee, raising a fist or refusal to follow protocol at medal ceremonies. Advertisement The IOC told Telegraph Sport Tuesday those guidelines haven't changed, as other sports leagues in the United States and in Europe have voiced support for the peaceful protest gestures. Protests against police brutality and racial inequality have spread into sports amid unrest in the United States after the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed while handcuffed and pin...
Quest for COVID-19 vaccines: Where they stand

Quest for COVID-19 vaccines: Where they stand

Health
May 29 (UPI) -- As the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, scientists across the globe are racing to find a vaccine. It often takes years to secure funding, research and develop a vaccine candidate, test it on humans and get regulatory approval. And that's all before pharmaceutical companies can begin the task of actually manufacturing millions of doses for distribution. Advertisement A New York Times analysis indicates that under a normal timeline, a COVID-19 vaccine wouldn't be ready for distribution until May 2036. But with more than 360,000 people dead worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker, and the global economy struggling under mitigation efforts, world leaders are eager to speed up the process. U.S. President Donald Trump in May ...
Cricketers could face punishment and penalty runs if they use spit on the ball when sport returns from coronavirus hiatus

Cricketers could face punishment and penalty runs if they use spit on the ball when sport returns from coronavirus hiatus

Sports
The International Cricket Council are proposing a ban on using spit on the ball when the sport returns, which could see players punished if caught. The ICC are set to publish their ‘return to cricket’ guidance later this month, which are designed to help all levels of cricket return in a safe and healthy way following the coronavirus hiatus. AFP or licensors Ben Stokes had trouble with his knee while in New Zealand And, according to The Times, one of the measures includes a five-run penalty to a team if a player is caught using their saliva to shine up the ball. However, sweat would be permitted. The ICC’s cricket committee, chaired by former India spin bowler Anil Kumble, has proposed these new measures, and the ICC board will meet on May 28 to cons