Month: June 2019

Frozen sperm beginning of life on Mars

Some predict humankind will colonize other planets, such as Mars. That may sound like science fiction, but that is getting closer to becoming reality. Recently, frozen sperm have been tested in conditions similar to space. The results may bring us closer to procreate in space. While this is still...

Barca contact Man Utd ‘several times’ over De Ligt alternative

Barcelona are lining up Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof as a potential alternative to Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports in Spain. If recent reports are to be believed then Barcelona’s chances of bringing De Ligt – who has also been linked with the Red Devils – to...

Who next for Newcastle? There are 15 names in the frame

There are a lot of names being mentioned as Newcastle try to replace Rafa Benitez…   THE SUN: Local journalist David Coverdale claims that Newcastle ‘were yesterday drawing up a shortlist to replace Benitez, with Manchester City No2 Mikel Arteta under consideration’. They say that ‘Charnley has so far...

Edwards vetoes £8m sale of Liverpool players’ committee member

Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards ‘doesn’t foresee a sale’ of Crystal Palace target Simon Mignolet this summer. European champions Liverpool are yet to make significant movement in the transfer market, loaning Sheyi Ojo to Rangers, releasing eight players and selling Danny Ings for £20m as part of his loan...

Everton sign Barcelona midfielder Gomes for £22m

Everton have announced the permanent signing of midfielder Andre Gomes from Barcelona on a five-year deal. The 25-year-old Portugal international moves to Goodison Park for a £22million fee following a successful loan spell last season. He told evertontv: “I’m really happy to sign the contract with Everton – it...

Stars bring Shanghai film festival to close

The 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival concluded with a star-studded ceremony at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. As one of the largest celebrations of the film industry in Asia, the event was held from June 15 to 24, during which 522 movies were screened in 47 local cinemas. The festival...

Reality show looks at young people and their love lives

The second season of a reality show that observes young people and their romances has been released on Tencent’s video streaming platform on June 19. The show, titled Heart Signal, has three men and three women, none of whom is celebrity, to share a big house based in Beijing...

US imposes new, ‘hard-hitting’ sanctions on Iran amid tensions

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that his country is imposing new and “hard-hitting” sanctions on Iran amid high tensions between Washington and Tehran. Trump signed an executive order at the White House on Monday, slapping additional economic sanctions on Iran. Trump told reporters that the...

‘Someday We Will Fly’: Novel spotlights Shanghai Jewish settlement

The dedication at the beginning of American author Rachel DeWoskin’s new historical novel, Someday We Will Fly, includes the following: “And for Shanghai, a haven for so many refugees in the 1930s and ’40s”. She honors the city – and in particular, its Hongkou Jewish settlement that offered wartime...

An archipelago’s allure

Zhuhai’s islands are becoming ports of call for a growing number of visitors, Xu Lin reports. The isles of Zhuhai city’s Wanshan district are striving to become a destination that lures visitors with leisure, scenery and outdoor activities. The district in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, boasts 105 islets and 4,500...