Naitanui denies lack of effort versus Kangaroos 

Naitanui denies lack of effort versus Kangaroos By Australian Associated Press Published: 23:35 BST, 14 July 2021 | Updated: 23:36 BST, 14 July 2021 West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui has revealed his decision not to follow Todd Goldstein to the goal square in Monday night’s loss to North Melbourne was a tactical move rather than … Read more

Older adults are ‘most likely to make the effort to help others’, study shows

Generation generous: Older people are more likely than younger adults to put in effort to help strangers Researchers found older people were more willing to put in the physical effort When a task required more effort older adults were the more willing help others  ‘Prosocial’ behaviour – intended to benefit others – changes as people get older  … Read more

Time Team fans resurrect beloved TV series through online fundraising effort 

Time Team is BACK! Fans resurrect beloved TV series through online fundraising as show moves to YouTube seven years after it was axed from Channel 4 By Sean O’grady For Mailonline Published: 02:02 GMT, 24 March 2021 | Updated: 02:05 GMT, 24 March 2021 Channel 4 series Time Team is making a comeback almost seven … Read more

American Idol: Katy Perry calls herself ‘tough mom’ after confronting Liahona Olayan over effort

Katy Perry called herself a ‘tough mom’ as she judged two teenage contestants on Monday’s second Hollywood episode of American Idol. During the duet rounds, the 36-year-old singer advised Laila Mach, 15, and Liahona Olayan, 17, on their cover of Rihanna‘s Stay. It was ‘sludgy,’ Katy told them during rehearsals, noting that the girls seemed … Read more

Growing bedding plants from scratch is worth the effort, says Monty Don

Monty revisits one of his classic books, Gardening at Longmeadow, in an occasional series.  Here’s why I like bedding plants – they’re cheerful and lift our spirits after a long winter; and they can be used in containers, hanging baskets, borders or as a display. Quite simply, bedding is beautiful and fun. Wherever you buy … Read more

Gordon Ramsay’s quiz show nightmare: Chef’s primetime effort Bank Balance is slammed

Gordon Ramsay’s primetime game show Bank Balance has been slammed by viewers following its lacklustre debut on Wednesday. The series, which was lambasted on social media for its ‘annoying’ contestants, ‘confusing’ rules and  ‘cringe-worthy’ banter, kicked off with just 2.7 million viewers, being beaten out by the finale of ITV rival The Bay.  Gordon’s newest game … Read more

Covid US: Joe Biden promises ‘wartime effort’ to get vaccine to 100m

President Joe Biden on Thursday called for the nation to summon a ‘full scale war-time effort’ to beat back the coronavirus – but snapped when questioned about the ambition of his new 100 million-shot goal.  Biden made the revealing comment as he signed new executive orders to speed vaccine delivery and called wearing a mask a … Read more

Retired medics are still being asked to fill out THIRTEEN forms to join Covid vaccine effort

Some of the 13 requirements are essential, including evidence of handling and administering the jabs, a criminal background check and proof of employment. But other modules seem less critical, such as ‘safeguarding adults’ and ‘data security’ Concerns are mounting that red tape is still strangling Britain’s coronavirus vaccine scale up, with retired medics still required … Read more

Tricky celery and knobbly celeriac are well worth the effort, says Monty Don

When I was growing up, celery was served almost invariably as a summer salad vegetable – and it is very good like this. But cooked celery enriches almost any soup or stew, as well as being tasty in its own right. Celery and its close relative celeriac are both delicious now. Celeriac is cultivated for … Read more

Texas Supreme Court denies Republican effort to reject 127,000 ballots cast at Houston drive-thrus

The Texas Supreme Court has denied a Republican-led petition to reject nearly 127,000 ballots cast at drive-thru voting stations in the Houston area. The state’s all-Republican high court rejected the request from GOP activists and candidates on Sunday without explaining its decision.  The effort to have the Harris County ballots thrown out is still set … Read more