Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles at Trooping the Colour Through the Years

Trooping the Colour is one of the biggest events on the British royal family’s calendar. It’s one of the few times a year the public gets to see a large number of high-ranking royals all in one place. Among them are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. They, along with the rest of the family, follow Trooping the Colour rules. Ahead, check out photos of Catherine and Camilla at Trooping the Colour through the years. 

What is Trooping the Colour? 

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A public celebration to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, the event takes place in June because of England’s weather. Privately, the queen celebrates her actual birthday in April. When temperatures rise she celebrates publicly with Trooping the Colour. A fun occasion, the event is known for its pomp and circumstance complete with a parade of royals in carriages, soldiers, horses, and a flypast from the Royal Air Force.

Kate Middleton’s first Trooping the Colour happened in 2011

Because of the royal family’s “no ring, no bring” rule, Catherine didn’t get an invite to Trooping the Colour until 2011 after she and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge wed. Traditionally, the parade is held in the first half of June, meaning less than two months after she became an official royal Catherine participated in her first Trooping the Colour. 

Instead of riding in a carriage with William during the parade, the Duchess of Cambridge always sits with her stepmother-in-law. Why? Because they hold similar positions in the royal family. Married to the future leaders of the monarch, Catherine and Camilla will one day become queen consorts. 

In 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge made her Trooping the Colour debut with Camilla at Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at her side. All smiles, they waved to crowds of well-wishers. 

Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton have attended 9 Trooping the Colour parades together

Trooping the Colour is a longstanding event for the royal family. And ever since Catherine became the Duchess of Cambridge she and Camilla have shared a carriage in the event’s parade.

When the annual event came around in 2012, they coordinated in blue outfits and fascinators. 

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In 2013 Catherine showed off her growing baby bump. She and William would go on to welcome their oldest son, Prince George of Cambridge, on July 22, 2013. 

Camilla in pink and Catherine in blue they waved to crowds in 2014.

Here they are grinning from ear to ear in 2015. 

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Bringing back the coordinating outfits, the Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine wore shades of white in 2016.

Standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge pointed out something at the festivities to her stepmother-in-law. 

Donning similar outfits yet again, Catherine and Camilla wore blue to Trooping the Colour in 2018. 

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Mother of three, Catherine held little Prince Louis of Cambridge in her arms standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Camilla in 2019.

Is Trooping the Colour happening in 2020?

Due to the coronavirus, Trooping the Colour will not take place as planned in 2020. Per Town and Country, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace issued on March 27, 2020, the royal family decided to cancel the annual parade. 

“In line with Government advice, it has been agreed that The Queen’s Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, will not go ahead in its traditional form,” the statement read. 

However, the event will be honored somehow as “a number of other options are being considered, in line with relevant guidance.” 

We’ll have to wait and see what the queen and the rest of the royal family do to mark the occasion.

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QIPCO 2000 Guineas: Live stream, race time, TV coverage, runners, riders and odds for Saturday's Newmarket contest

THIS year's long-awaited QIPCO 2000 Guineas could see a real superstar emerge from the race.

Charlie Appleby's Pinatubo was simply sublime in his two-year-old season and is odds on to land the first Classic of the season.

When is this year's 2000 Guineas?

The QIPCO 2000 Guineas will be run on Saturday, 6th June.

The race is scheduled for 3.35pm (15.35pm).

What is the 2000 Guineas and who can run in the race?

The 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 Flat race run at Newmarket racecourse. It is open to three-year-old colts and fillies (although fillies usually run in the 1000 Guineas).

It is the first of Britain's five 'Classic' races, and is the first leg of the Triple Crown, followed by the Derby and St Leger.

The race is run over a mile.

Who is running in this year's race and what are the latest odds?

  • 10/11 Pinatubo
  • 6/1 Arizona
  • 8/1 Kameko
  • 12/1 Kinross
  • 16/1 Al Suhail, Military March, Wichita
  • 25/1 Kenzai Warrior
  • 33/1 Mums Tipple
  • 40/1 Royal Dornoch
  • 50/1 Juan Elcano
  • 66/1 Cepheus
  • 80/1 Starcat
  • 100/1 Persuasion, New World Tapestry

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on ITV1 this Saturday.

What are the top tips for the race?

We'll let you know who our tipsters fancy as soon as we have their selections.

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Dennis Rodman begs for end to looting in George Floyd protests: ‘We’re not f*****g animals’

Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons legend Dennis Rodman has weighed in on the protests around America sparked by the death of George Floyd, saying: “Please, please understand, we have to live together – we’re human beings, we’re not f*****g animals.”

Many athletes have spoken out since Floyd, a black American, died last Monday in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Among those to voice their support of Floyd were Rodman’s former Bulls team-mate Michael Jordan, professional golfer Tiger Woods, and former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather, who offered to cover Floyd’s funeral costs.

On Monday, former NBA star Rodman uploaded a video to Instagram, calling on people involved in protests in American cities such as Minneapolis, Albuquerque and Washington to avoid rioting, looting, and vandalising.

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“It’s a bad situation and I think that we should all understand there’s a new generation,” Rodman said. “People my age knew about the Rodney King thing and things started to happen. People looting, setting fires, damaging people’s homes, businesses, stuff like that.

“And now we have this incident. I think someone needs to come out and say: ‘Hey guys, why are we looting? Why are we stealing? Why are we creating more issues, more problems, stuff like that. Let’s get to the head of what’s really going on.

“You’ve got to protest in the right way. You don’t have to go and burn down things, steal things, burn things, stuff like that. We have to keep things together. We’ve got enough issues with the Covid virus right now. We have enough issues. But for this to happen right now, we just add to it.

“You got people, big corporations closing stores, because people are looting. Why? Why are we doing this? Why are we hurting each other again? Why not just help each other, hold each other’s hands, and try to solve the problem? We didn’t create this problem, but guess what, we can help.

“Especially the new generation today. The 21st-century generation. Help us as older individuals who understand this. Don’t add to it.

“Please, please understand. We have to live together. We’re human beings. We’re not f*****g animals. We’re human beings.”

Rodman was one of the key figures to feature in Jason Hehir’s Netflix and ESPN documentary series The Last Dance, which began airing in April. The series centres on the Chicago Bulls’ 1997/98 season, as the franchise pursued a historic second championship treble of the decade.

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The Number One Thing You Can Do For Your Sex Life While Social Distancing

The public conversation about sex during the COVID-19 pandemic has been… kind of awesome. People are talking openly about solo sex. Everyone is “horny on main.” City governments are discouraging rimming, but only because the virus has been found in feces, not because they’re anti-rimming. They’re also encouraging people to masturbate. But one thing we do not hear a lot about? Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) while social distancing.

“In theory, if everyone were to practice social distancing, get tested and treated, then you could make a huge dent in the number of STIs, perhaps even come close to eliminating them,” Dr. Ina Park, MD, associate professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, and the co-author of the forthcoming 2020 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines, tells Bustle.

Eliminating STIs — can you imagine? It’s a future that every sex educator dreams of — and that any sexually active person can work toward. Taking some of the physical “danger” out of sex would be an amazing step toward widespread sex-positivity. (And a better sex life for everyone, all around.)

Getting tested is an excellent self-care step for any individual, but especially for people with vulvas, vaginas, and uteruses. That’s because while many STIs don’t show symptoms, they can still cause serious long-term health problems, including infertility in people with uteruses if they’re left untreated. (STIs don’t lead to infertility in people with penises, however.)

“Getting tested and treated for STIs benefits people on an individual level, because it eradicates infections before they can cause complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility,” Dr. Park says. “Even if someone isn’t planning on having sex in the near future, getting tested and knowing your status means that you are ready to get out there when the time is right.”

But how do you get tested when you’re not really supposed to go to the doctor’s office unless it’s an emergency? Or maybe your doctor’s office or local sexual health clinic isn’t even offering STI testing right now? As with so many other aspects of this pandemic, the internet is here to help.

While getting tested used to require a trip to the gynecologist and a visit with the friendly duck (my favorite term for the speculum), you can now do it yourself in the comfort of your own home. One company that offers at-home STI testing is Nurx. Their system is simple, comprehensive, and likely covered, at least in part by your insurance. Their practitioners walk you through everything you need to do and also let you text with their health care providers for up to a full year after you get tested.

For people who decide to take their health into their own hands while they’re social distancing, Dr. Park recommends getting treatment — even if you’re not showing symptoms.

“Even asymptomatic infections can lead to complications,” Dr. Park says. “Many STI clinics and family planning clinics such as Planned Parenthood are offering some limited services, including treatment of people who have positive test results.”

Dr. Park also says that urgent care and the emergency room are both options, but should be used “as a last resort,” so as to preserve those resources for people with coronavirus or other emergencies. And if you do an online test, the company you choose to go with will guide you through your next steps for treatment.

So, why not add STI testing to your social distancing activity checklist? It’s easy, affordable, and it will ensure you are ready when the time comes to get back out there again.


Dr. Ina Park, MD, UCSF School of Medicine, co-author of the forthcoming 2020 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines

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7am Arsenal news LIVE: Coutinho transfer LATEST, Fraser switch ‘one step closer’, Partey update, David Luiz contract – The Sun

ARSENAL fans are eager to see their team in action once again as Project Restart draws nearer.

It's just over a fortnight until the Gunners are set to face Man City on June 17, while we've also the very latest on their approach for Ryan Fraser.

Follow all the latest updates from North London below…


    Arsenal are reportedly set to offer David Luiz a new contract – but on reduced terms.

    Luiz's agent Kia Joobrachian has revealed the Brazilian wants to stay at the Emirates for another season.

    The 33-year-old's current £133,000-a-week deal expires on June 30 but Arsenal have a 12-month extension option.

    And the Mirror claim the Gunners could offer Luiz a deal based more on appearances and incentives as there has been a huge hit to finances because of the coronavirus pandemic.


    Arsenal have reportedly tried to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay by offering him a new contract.

    According to L'Equipe, the Gunners have put an offer on the table for Aubameyang to extend his deal in North London.

    In other news, the North Londoners have been boosted in their bid to keep David Luiz after the Brazilian's agent Kia Joorabchian revealed his client is happy at the club.

    He said: “He’s very happy at Arsenal. He has an extremely good relationship with both the coach and the sporting director.”

    Before adding: “David will sit down with Arsenal before the season begins, have his conversations and they will both decide if he will stay or not. That will come before the season starts.

    “The chances are very high [of Luiz being at Arsenal next season]. There is no desire to leave.”

    However in a blow to the club, Joorabchia claimed that Bayern Munich are still in pole position to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are in the hunt for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes – but face plenty of competition in completing a £27million deal.

    According to Le10Sport, the Gunners have been in contact with Gabriel's entourage for some time and could launch an official bid in the coming weeks.

    And finally, La Repubblica claim that Arsenal are frontrunners to complete the signing of Napoli marksman Arkadiusz Milik.

    With the 26-year-old appearing unlikely to extend his contract beyond its current 2021 expiry date, Napoli have become resigned to having to sell him.



    Arkadiusz Milik is set to leave Napoli this summer putting a number of Premier League clubs on alert, according to reports.

    With the 26-year-old appearing unlikely to extend his contract beyond its current 2021 expiry date, Napoli have become resigned to having to sell him.

    Juventus are believed to be interested in acquiring his services.

    But according to La Repubblica, club chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is unwilling to sell to a Serie A rival.

    Such is his reluctance to strengthen Juve, that he would be willing to lower his £45million valuation for a suitor from overseas.

    And the Italian publication state that Arsenal are frontrunners to secure his signature – despite interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

    Manchester United are also thought to be long-term admirers of his.



    Lille say they want a fee close to the £72million Arsenal spent on Nicolas Pepe for Gunners and Chelsea target Victor Osimhen.

    Owner Gerard Lopez told the Mail: “There are multiple offers. We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.

    “There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding. But what I can tell you is there are multiple [offers].

    “There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.

    “I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with Pepe, and it turns out we had multiple of them.

    “Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard. The high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.”


    Chelsea have formally asked to have the maximum number of substitutes on the bench increased from seven to nine for the rest of this season.

    The proposal, submitted to the Premier League, will be on the agenda for clubs due to attend a shareholders' meeting on Thursday.

    The Daily Mail claim Chelsea are concerned about a higher chance of player injuries following the long break.

    A vote on the plans suggested by the Blues is expected to take place next week on June 11.

    If it’s agreed by the League’s other clubs, the concept might not necessarily result in an increase in the number of subs who can play in a game.

    However, it’s believed this is being mulled over after international body IFAB changed the game's laws to temporarily allow five changes.


    Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has confirmed THREE of his players are refusing to return to action ahead of the Championship season's resumption.

    Top scorer Lyle Taylor, Chris Solly, and Birmingham loanee David Davis have all informed the club of their intention to sit out the remainder of the campaign.

    According to Bowyer, 43, the trio fear a significant injury amid concerns over footballers being rushed back into match action.

    The former midfielder told talkSPORT: “It’s a difficult one for us. We have 15 players out of contract, six loans and nine of our own contracted players out [on loan].

    “Unfortunately for us three of those players have said they’re not going to play, and Lyle is one of them.

    “That’s tough for us, that’s tough for me as the manager. Lyle’s a big player for us, a bit like [Troy] Deeney at Watford – when he plays we can win games – and Lyle has said he’s not going to play because of risk of injury.

    “Chris Solly has said the same and Davis is on loan from Birmingham and he’d said he doesn’t want to come back and play games. So we’re three players down.”



    Cesc Fabregas says Jose Mourinho is the best manager for top players even though the Special One would sometimes call him “rubbish”.

    In an online Q&A with Manchester United icon Rio Ferdinand, the 33-year-old Monaco midfielder said: “Arsene Wenger is the best coach for young players.Pep is the most tactical out of the three.

    “He trusts the way he plays and the way he teaches you to play will find the right spaces. Jose is probably the coach that played with my mind better.”

    Before adding: “He is probably the coach that played with my mind better. He is a great coach for great players because he plays with the mind. He stimulates you.

    “For example when we were playing well and doing well in the league he would text you and say how good you were, 'Ah you played so well' but then say 'today you were rubbish'.

    “You know, after the game he would play with you. Jose works with the mind of the players like nobody.

    “He can tell you you are the worst and then the next day if you prove him wrong, he will say you are the best in front of the team.

    “Or sometimes you played well but the team lost he would come and hug you alone because you were the warrior for him today. People have different states of mind but for me it was good.”


    It's been a year to the day that Arsenal legend Jose Antonio Reyes tragically passed away.

    His impact at Arsenal will not be forgotten.


    Arsenal have reportedly tried to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay by offering him a new contract.

    The striker only has one year left on his current deal amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

    According to L'Equipe, the Gunners have put an offer on the table for Aubameyang to extend his deal in North London.

    Mikel Arteta's side are desperate to put an end to any speculation surrounding the striker's future at the Emirates.

    If a new deal is not agreed, the Gunners could lose their star man on a free transfer when his contract expires.

    The 30-year-old has scored 61 goals in just 97 games for the Premier League club.


    Joorabchian added: “We are all very aware of that situation and we are all trying, very slowly, to get back to this ‘new normal’.

    “These contract situations, these renewals, if he stays or if he goes… will all sort themselves out when we get back to some kind of ‘new normal’.

    “David will sit down with Arsenal before the season begins, have his conversations and they will both decide if he will stay or not. That will come before the season starts.

    “The chances are very high [of Luiz being at Arsenal next season]. There is no desire to leave.”


    Kia Joorabchian has cast doubt over David Luiz’s future at Arsenal, but says his client is happy at the club.

    The agent, who also represents Philippe Coutinho, said: “He’s very happy at Arsenal.

    “He has an extremely good relationship with both the coach and the sporting director.

    “He has good relationships all throughout the club, right up to the owner. He respects everybody.

    “Arsenal had an option, which expired. We also had a pandemic [coronavirus].

    “So the option expired in the middle of the pandemic.”


    Arsenal will have to shell out £9million to loan Philippe Coutinho and £71m if they want him permanently, according to reports.

    The Barcelona playmaker has been on loan at Bayern Munich this season but after failing to impress, his Nou Camp career seems over and the Catalans have named their price.

    The 27-year-old has been continually linked with a return to England after it emerged Bayern would not be triggering their option to buy.

    Manchester United and Chelsea – along with the Gunners – have been linked after Liverpool rejected the chance to re-sign their former star.

    But with all three hesitant to pay Barca's £71m asking price, the Nou Camp giants will sanction a second loan spell and seek a £9m fee instead, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.


    Empty Premier League football grounds could use noise from Fifa 20 to replicate the atmosphere generated by fans.

    With 92 games still remaining in the English top-flight season, the sounds from EA Sports’ top-selling game is due to be discussed by clubs.

    German clubs have placed cutouts of fans in the stands and some broadcasts have had fan noise clips placed in for effect.

    Fifa 20 has over 10 million players and remains the world’s most popular soccer game, ahead of Pro Evolution Soccer.

    And 450million matches of the game have been played worldwide.

    So fans might be forgiven for chucking their controller around if their team concedes!


    Kia Joorabchian has revealed that Bayern Munich are STILL in pole position to keep Philippe Coutinho.

    The Barcelona-owned attacker is on the radar of Chelsea and Arsenal, as well as other leading clubs.

    The agent said: “It’s up to Bayern Munich whether or not they want to extend the loan.

    “It’s purely Bayern’s decision, we have a will to stay, and we will see about next season when we get back to this ‘new’ normal.

    “We’ve had some conversations with Bayern about next season [already].”


    Ex-England and Arsenal star Kenny Sansom has talked for the first time since the attack that left him fighting for life, The Sun can report.

    He told family holding a six-week hospital vigil: “I’m in a bad way.”

    A friend said: “Kenny is sitting up and has said a few words.

    “It’s a massive relief. But he is still really ill and badly hurt.”

    Another added: “If Kenny is going to recover he is going to need a lot of support and a lot of care.”


    Arsenal initially wanted Manchester United's Anthony Martial in return for Alexis Sanchez but had to settle for Henrik Mkhitaryan instead, it has been revealed.

    The last major Premier League swap deal occurred in January 2018 when Sanchez moved from the Emirates to Old Trafford with Mkhitaryan going the other way.

    According to ESPN, then Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had initially identified Frenchman Martial as the ideal replacement for the outgoing Sanchez.

    But the Red Devils immediately blocked his attempts to snare Martial and instead Mkhitaryan was put forward.

    Wenger's affinity for Martial, now 24, stemmed from his decision to send Arsenal scouts to monitor the player as a teenager in France.

    But Jose Mourinho, United boss at the time, was much more willing to let Armenian international Mkhitaryan leave.


    Arsenal are in the hunt for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes – but face plenty of competition in completing a £27million deal.

    The centre-back is set to be one of the summer market's biggest players with Lille preparing to cash-in on their stars.

    According to Le10Sport, the Gunners have been in contact with Gabriel's entourage for some time and could launch an official bid in the coming weeks.

    Mikel Arteta could enter the market to replace David Luiz, who Arsenal are reportedly ready to wave goodbye to when his contract expires at the end of the month.

    Certain to arrive is French youngster William Saliba but a big-name bid has been speculated, potentially involving Dayot Upamecano or Samuel Umtiti.


    Willian’s agent has NOT spoken to either Arsenal or Spurs.

    The Brazilian’s contract runs out at the end of the season with the club unwilling to give players over 30 more than one-year deals.

    Kia Joorabchian told Sky Sports: “Willian wanted to sign a three-year contract to achieve things he wanted to achieve over the next three years, and see where his career take him from there.

    “Chelsea's policy [for players over 30] only allows two [years], so that's where the stumbling block was.

    “At the moment he is a Chelsea player and has a contract with Chelsea until the season is over, so it is disrespectful to talk about him moving to other clubs.

    “We have not spoken to Tottenham or any other club.”


    Ryan Fraser’s move to the Emirates has moved a step closer after he signed up with Mikel Arteta’s agent, according to the Mirror.

    The Bournemouth winger has left long-term representative Jon McLeish and will become a free agent on July 1.

    Arsenal are confident of landing the left winger, who had 15 assists and eight goals last season, on a Bosman.

    Meanwhile, Hector Bellerin is unlikely to leave the club this summer but reports suggest the club must improve to guarantee his long-term commitment.

    Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus are said to be interested in the right-back amid the Gunners' financial uncertainty.

    In other news, Arteta is reportedly hoping to raise funds by flogging striker Alexandre Lacazette, who isn't in his long term plans.

    But according to L'Equipe, the Frenchman has no desire to move to Inter Milan, who are interested in his signature as they look set to lose Lautaro Martinez.

    And finally, Arsenal are “locked in talks” with Mousa Dembele’s representatives, according to L’Equipe.

    The Gunners have been watching the Lyon striker for a number of months after a dip in form from Lacazette.


    The Sky Bet Championship is set for a June 20 resumption after the English Football League agreed on a provisional return date.

    The Premier League announced on Thursday that play is due to return on June 17 following the coronavirus suspension that began in mid-March.

    The EFL followed suit on Sunday evening, announcing that the Championship is set to restart around the same time.

    In a statement, the EFL said: “Following Saturday's announcement by the Government to allow elite sporting events to return behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend of 20 June 2020 for matches in the Sky Bet Championship.

    “The date is subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and Government guidance is met; and that clubs receive clearance from their local authorities in order to stage matches at their home grounds.

    “After discussing various approaches, and, the importance of completing the season in a similar timeline to that of the Premier League to avoid any potential issues with promoted and relegated clubs, the Sky Bet Championship season is set to conclude with the Championship play-off final on or around 30 July 2020.

    “Final details are still to be confirmed following further discussions with the League's Broadcast partner, Sky Sports.”


    Hector Bellerin is unlikely to leave Arsenal this summer but reports suggest the club must improve to guarantee his long-term commitment.

    Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus are said to be interested in the right-back amid the Gunners' financial uncertainty.

    After three straight seasons in the Europa League, Arsenal may not even qualify for Europe this season as Mikel Arteta wrestles with the club's slide.

    And ESPN eport that Bellerin believes in his compatriot's ability to turn things around.

    However it is added that rumblings of a move away will grow serious if the Gunners remain in the doldrums.


    Jose Mourinho has told players worried about the season restarting to stop being selfish and get on with it.

    The Tottenham boss admitted last week he was worried about players getting injured by the rush to resume the campaign.

    But after the Government gave the green light for the Premier League to return on June 17, the Special One seems to have changed his mind.

    He said: “We shouldn’t be selfish, we shouldn’t demand too much. It’s our time to give.

    “Everyone has pre-season injuries in normal seasons so we cannot expect now not to have an injury here and there.

    “We cannot ask for more than the authorities are giving us, which is maximum security.

    “I think now it’s time just to play and to give people what they want.”

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Mortgage holidays and home repossessions ban extended until end of October

HOMEOWNERS now have until the end of October to apply for a mortgage holiday if they're struggling due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Financial Conduct Authority has also extended a ban on home repossessions for another four months, so owners can self-isolate according to Government policy if they're ill without fear of losing their property.

Households whose finances have been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown can apply for a payment break on their mortgage of up to three months.

Some 1.7million payment freezes have been granted so far, according to banking trade body UK Finance – accounting for around one in seven UK mortgages.

Applications for the payment freezes were due to come to an end in June but now they have until October 31 to ask for the help.

The missed cash will need to be repaid by either adding it onto your remaining payments or the end of your mortgage term – but homeowners have been warned that it could end up costing them £2,769 in higher repayments.

The watchdog is urging borrowers to continue making the payments if they're able to do so.

The FCA also says that banks must offer borrowers further support if they are still in financial difficulty after the payment break, including a further three month freeze on repayments.

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End of coronavirus? ‘Second wave sceptic’ advises how pandemic can be wiped out

One of the most discussed topics during the conferences daily briefings is the possibility of a second outbreak if the prevention measures are disregarded or relaxed too soon. In the UK, it has been debated whether a second wave of cases could be more aggressive than the first outbreak and therefore cause the NHS to collapse.

Hugh Pennington, emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of Aberdeen, argues that he is a “second-wave sceptic”.

He explains: “I said so in evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s health and sport committee in April, and was criticised by Nicola Sturgeon for it.

“I started my virological career working on viruses spread by the respiratory route and was mentored at that time by June Almeida, the discoverer of human coronaviruses.

“I consider that the evidence supporting the notion of a second wave or peak of Covid-19 infections in the UK that would swamp the NHS is very weak.

“If we get the easing of lockdown wrong, far more likely would be a continuation of infections, many in the form of localised outbreaks, but not waves or peaks.”

He then adds that theories of a second spike in infections could stem from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

In that year, there was a first outbreak of the disease between June and July, but it was the second wave between October and November that proved deadlier.

However, it is still unclear why the pandemic disappeared after the first wave only to reappear months later.

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There is a possibility that the virus in the first wave was genetically different from the pathogen in the second outbreak, but this is considered a speculation as there are no remaining samples from the first outbreak.

Later pandemics were much less deadly.

The first wave of the Asian flu was less lethal than the first time it appeared.

Between 1968 and 1969 Hong Kong flu was less lethal but a second outbreak in Britain killed more than the first (although the first was deadlier in the America).

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In 2009 swine flu was far deadlier in its second wave with 137 deaths, than in its first where it killed 10 people.

But Prof Pennington says: “Flu is very different from Covid-19.

“Although both are commonly spread by the respiratory route, and both have infected prime ministers (David Lloyd George got the Spanish flu), the more we learn about Covid-19, the less its biology and epidemiology resemble that of flu.

“There have been no flu-like second waves (or even peaks) in China, South Korea or New Zealand. There was no second wave with Sars, another coronavirus.

“In the absence of controls, flu has an R rate of seven; Covid-19’s is between two and three. And far more than with flu, Covid-19 cases have very commonly occurred in clusters.

“In New Zealand (which may well have eradicated the virus), 41 percent of cases occurred in 16 clusters of 13 or more cases in each. And, sadly, in the UK the virus has taken an enormous toll on residents of care homes, many of which have had multiple cases.”

He adds: “Defeatist flu models still lurk behind current Covid-19 predictions. That the virus will persist for ages is a flu concept.

“These predictions should be put to one side. Like Sars, and unlike flu, the virus is eradicable.

“If China and New Zealand are striving to be free of it, we should be, too.”

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Career horoscope Aries: 2020 insights for Aries star sign

A horoscope is a forecast of a person’s future based on positions of the stars and planets at the specific time a person is born. Each star sign has different attributes including personality traits, love matches and career traits which creates a horoscope for that particular month or year.


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Aries has many different attributes which helps them when it comes to their working life.

They are known to be independent which can be helpful when it comes to their job as they like to put their head down and work on a project without any interruptions.

This trait matched with being passionate allows Aries to grow and in 2020 this will create a huge financial gain for this star sign.

However this star sign has to be careful as they have a reputation of being impulsive in their decisions which can set them back.

Also while Aries like to work independently on a project, in 2020 Aries must learn to trust their colleagues and delegate some of their work load to them which will help Aries manage their time and stress better.

Nevertheless, Aries always have a project in mind and will not be satisfied until their work, social life and personal lives line up with how they imagined it to be in their dreams.

The formulation of this star sign is a Ram which is associated with the story of the Golden Fleece in Greek mythology.

Like Rams, Aries put everything they have into their work and in history, rams were often symbols of leadership meaning that Aries are great leaders when it comes to work.

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Horoscope.com says: “Career is the area of life where Aries is apt to shine the brightest. Ambitious, creative, and often driven by the need to be the best they can be, the Ram is at their best in the workplace.

“Born leaders, Aries are far more comfortable taking charge than taking orders. They thrive as a manager and will often find their colleagues coming to them for advice.”

According to Horoscope.com, Aries’ dream careers and what are most suitable for this star sign include investment banking, professional health profession, entrepreneur and producer.

In 2020, Aries should go for that dream job they’ve always wanted or maybe work towards goals in achieving it.


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An investment banker is suitable for an Aries because this star sign love managing money. Their mind is good with numbers and according to Horoscope.com their “thrill-seeking side allows them to try potentially risky moves that (usually) end up paying off.”

Or maybe setting up your own business might be something you have always dreamed of but never had the confidence to do so.

Aries’ confidence can help them manifest big ideas which when turned into business ideas, can create a huge success for this star sign.

This year, the Aries horoscope indicates that this year will be full of personal and professional success. Aries will find this year more active and goal-orientated and you will get the opportunity to create some new and wonderful this year.

Horoscope.com says: “Some signs struggle with change, but Aries initiates it. Getting a project underway is what gets them up in the morning…Aries’ striving, competitive nature can lead to friction at work, so it’s important for the Ram to remember they’re part of a team.

“In fact, the sign benefits greatly from working with others. And while it’s true that they don’t need the help of others to kick-start a project, Aries’ greatest power comes from their chemistry with co-workers, who in return benefits form their infectious energy.”

However, this star sign gets the reputation of being a bit of a spender and doesn’t take the time to think about their future.

Therefore this year, Aries should think more about their financial future more so than living for the moment.

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Convenient Canned Coffee for Tired Moms

Sometimes you don’t have time to brew a fresh pot of coffee in the morning or don’t have time to run to your local coffee place. Or, perhaps you don’t like hot coffee and much prefer a crisp cold brew—even when it’s 10 degrees outside. If you are a bonafide zombie or hardly function without your morning cup of coffee, canned coffee might be the quick and tasty solution you’re looking for. Canned coffees, which you can refrigerate or pour over ice, are a convenient way to make sure your coffee is along for the ride during your morning commute. You’ll also save yourself a stop to Starbucks or another coffee house. 

Canned coffee often comes in a pack, much like soda. All you need to do is grab a can from the fridge before going on your way. If you have more than one cup of coffee a day, you’ll like canned coffee. These cans often have more caffeine than your typical drip coffee. But that doesn’t mean that the coffees below are bitter. We found the best canned coffees. These coffee have rich flavors and lack the acidity that can come from coffee. From a coffee that has nearly twice the amount of caffeine as a regular coffee to a yummy cinnamon-accented Mexican coffee, there’s something for every coffee drinker in this round-up.

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1. Death Wish Coffee

If you love your coffee to be so strong that friends wonder how you manage to drink it, Death Wish Coffee is the coffee for you. This USDA-certified dark roast goes down smooth, unless like some other strong coffees without the acidity, but each 8-oz. can contains 300 mg of coffee. For reference, a normal cup of coffee is usually somewhere between 100-200 mg. You can choose from Slightly Sweetened Black or Unsweetened Black.

2. High Brew Cold Brew Coffee

This Mexican Vanilla coffee is a little sweet with its dash of cinnamon and vanilla base. This coffee is made out of 100 percent direct-trade Arabica beans, which are cold-brewed to give the coffee more of a distinct and rich taste. You’ll get double the flavor, double the caffeine and much less of the acidity. Luckily for the lactose-intolerant, this coffee is completely dairy-free. You can choose from three different 12-pack coffee varieties: Black & Bold, Mexican Vanilla or Espresso.

3. BOSS Coffee by Suntory Japanese

This coffee from Suntory, a Japanese company known for making bourbon, is made with a tactic called “flash brewing,” which is brewed at a hot temperature and then rapidly chilled. Flash brewing creates a bold, smooth coffee that gives a dose of 140 mg of caffeine without any added sugar. It’s available in Black, Vanilla or Au Lait varieties. This coffee can be drunk straight from the can or poured over ice.

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30 Instagram Captions For "Change The Date" Zoom Party Pics

Many happy couples have had to reschedule their "I do’s" this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the celebration needs to stop. Instead, couples are hosting special Zoom parties — aka, "Change The Date" get-togethers — in honor of announcing a new wedding date. For your virtual hangout with friends and family, you’ll want to have some Instagram captions for "Change The Date" Zoom party pics on hand for when you announce the big news.

While some couples are sticking with their set wedding date and having virtual ceremonies, others have already booked their future date for an in-person celebration. Rather than emailing friends and family to let them know the news, take it to Zoom to make your reveal extra special. Bride-to-be Jess Samson spoke with Elite Daily about her "Change The Date" party, and says her and her fiancé got the idea after several friends and family reached out to see if they were planning anything for their original wedding date. They decided a Zoom party was the way to go. With their guests all together in the virtual realm, they were able to play games, enjoy Mai Tais, and even cut a pre-wedding cake together.

When you decide to reveal your big news virtually, you’ll want to be prepared. That’s why having these 30 "Change The Date" captions on deck for your Zoom screenshots and happy couple selfies is the way to go.

1. "Love is patient, so it doesn’t mind that we’re changing our date."

2. "Save our (new) date."

3. "Let’s try this again. #ChangeTheDate"

4. "TFW your wedding date goes ‘lol jk.’"

5. "The date may change, but nothing else is."

6. "Talk about a plot twist."

7. "They must have been talking about dates when they said, ‘First is the worst, second is the best.’"

8. "Our love story just got a few more chapters before the happily ever after."

9. "I heard change is a good thing."

10. "Take two!"

11. "The only thing that can’t change is how I feel about you."

12. "I’m going to say, ‘yes’ no matter when you ask the question."

13. "Looking forward to the next chapter with you."

14. "We’re zooming to a new date."

15. "Since ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder,’ my heart is going to be plenty fond when we reach the new date."

16. "Fiancé had a really nice to ring to it, so we’re keeping it a little bit longer."

17. "Sometimes, change is a good thing."

18. "I never look back, darling." — The Incredibles

19. "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." — C.S. Lewis

20. "I always look ahead, because if I look back, I’ll definitely trip and fall."

21. "We can’t say ‘I do’ without all of you."

22. "A second date is always less awkward than the first anyway."

23. "We may change our date, but my fate is you and that’s never changing."

24. "This is the only thing I’ll ever change about our relationship."

25. "Don’t worry, cake is still coming."

26. "This will make the cake that much sweeter when we finally get to eat it."

27. "Don’t think of it as our wedding is postponed. Think of it as me getting an extension on my wedding planning project."

28. "The more time I have to plan, the more epic this wedding will be."

29. "Here’s our new game plan."

30. "Oops!… we did it again. We picked a new wedding date."

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