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UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device UK scientists have succeeded in cutting a 2km hole through the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to its base. It's the deepest anyone has gone in the region using a hot-water drill. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) pulled up sediment from the bottom of the hole and deployed a series of instruments.The researchers hope the project's data can help them work out how quickly the White Continent might lose its ice in a warming world. Dr Andy Smith leads the team, which is still at the drill site at a location known as the Rutford Ice Stream.He says there is immense satisfaction at having reached the bed after so many years of trying. An aborted atte...
Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

Sports
talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news and latest football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online… All the latest football news and gossip Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to reject the Blues’ bumper contract offer worth £85,000 a week and hold out for a move to German giants Bayern Munich as he feels he can develop his game more playing in the Bundesliga. (Mail on Sunday) West Ham forward Marco Arnautovic’s lucrative move to China has collapsed after an unnamed club pulled out of the proposed £45m deal. (FULL STORY) Chelsea have asked Spanish champions Barcelona about their £100m-rated Brazil and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26. (Daily Expres...
West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

Sports
mot impressed The former Match of the Day broadcaster said the Austrian seeking a move to the Chinese Super League "does not sit well" with him Much-loved commentator John Motson has criticised Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China. The West Ham striker recently revealed he wanted to leave the Hammers amid reports of a £35million bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League side. Motson says top players should want to remain in the Premier League Reports claim Arnautovic could earn up to £400,000 in China, and at 29 years old he feels it’s too good an offer to turn down. But Motson has admitted it “does not sit well” with him when top players want to leave the Premier League. The talkSPORT b...
Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

Israeli police: Stone-throwing protesters hurt 23 officers in West Bank

World
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Twenty-three police officers and several teens were injured Thursday when protesting settlers violently responded to their removal at the West Bank outpost of Amona, border police said. Those hurt were taken to a nearby hospital, the police said in a report by The Times of Israel. Border police said four young settlers were hurt and Honenu legal aid organization put the number at 10. About 300 youths had barricaded themselves into two mobile homes and threw objects in an attempt to prevent the Jerusalem District Court order from being carried out to evacuate the area. The evacuation lasted three hours. "The forces that came to the scene encountered very intense violence from dozens of rioters who threw stones, burned tires and threw barbed wire at the forces using riot con...
West Ham United launch investigation into ‘theft’ as Reece Oxford allegedly has watch stolen at academy headquarters

West Ham United launch investigation into ‘theft’ as Reece Oxford allegedly has watch stolen at academy headquarters

Sports
heartbroken The teenager's camp are convinced there is a plot to force him out the club West Ham have launched an investigation into an alleged theft that took place at their Chadwell Heath academy headquarters. Reece Oxford, the teenage midfielder, is claimed to have been left heartbroken after a treasured watch of his was stolen from the changing rooms, according to the Mirror. The watch was given to Oxford as a birthday present West Ham have begun investigating the matter, and the police have been called in to also look into the incident which is reported to have occurred last Friday. “The club is aware of an allegation of theft at our Academy headquarters in Chadwell Heath,” a club statement read. “We are treating the ma...