A sex party and a 6am car crash – which PL rule breakers make our Covidiot XI?

first_img7SOME Premier League stars just can’t seem to obey the government guidelines to stay indoors and observe social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.From a kickabout at a public park to hosting a wild sex party, the rule-breaking has been wide-ranging, to say the least.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates7But which players – and even managers – are guilty of breaching the Covid-19 lockdown rules?Check out some of the biggest offenders, below…GOALKEEPER – David OspinaThe former Arsenal goalkeeper – now at Napoli – was spotted at a supermarket in Italy, despite the nation’s advice to stay indoors at all costs.RIGHT-BACK – Serge AurierThe Tottenham full-back shared a video of himself training with team-mate Moussa Sissoko, before swiftly deleting it, having already been given a slap on the wrists for pulling a similar stunt earlier this month.CENTRE-BACK – Kyle WalkerThe Man City star ignored the coronavirus lockdown by hosting a three-hour sex party with a friend and two call girls in his flat. Walker later apologised for his indiscretions.7 Aurier recently shared a video of himself and Sissoko breaking lockdown rules7 Walker hosted a sex party with a pal and two escortsCENTRE-BACK – David LuizThe Arsenal defender was spotted enjoying a kickabout with pal Granit Xhaka in Southgate, London – with a dog-walker saying: “They were having a great time, not a care in the world.”LEFT-BACK – Ryan SessegnonThe Spurs defender was spotted training at a London park with team-mate Sissoko.CENTRE-MID – Moussa SissokoAnother Spurs name on the list, Sissoko has been caught twice now – once with Aurier and another time with Sessegnon. Three strikes and you’re out, Moussa!CENTRE-MID – Granit XhakaThe former Gunners captain – who told fans to “f*** off” earlier this season – was seen playing football in a public area alongside Luiz recently.7 Jack Grealish ignored government advice by attending a party and then crashing his car7 Nicolas Pepe kicked a ball around with others outside, and was exposed by a WhatsApp postCENTRE-MID – Jack GrealishThe England hopeful crashed his car not long after a 4am party – and that came just hours after urging fans stay indoors during lockdown.RIGHT-WING – Nicolas PepeThe Arsenal winger, wearing a grey tracksuit and black trainers, casually joined in a game on an astroturf pitch in Colindale’s Graham Park on April 15 – and was slammed by Arsenal.LEFT-WING – Oumar NiasseThe Everton star was stopped while driving his £100,000 Mercedes-Benz without a seatbelt and with a pal and two girls inside. Unmarked police sent him packing with a warning.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STRIKER – Alexandre LacazetteThe Arsenal forward had his Audi washed by a car valeted on his driveway on Monday, with a passer-by saying: “I was shocked to see them so close.”SUBS – Mason Mount & Declan RiceThe Chelsea midfielder apologised to boss Frank Lampard after being spotted having a kickabout in public with West Ham ace Rice.MANAGER – Jose MourinhoThe Spurs boss was slammed after appearing to lead a training session in a North London park.7 Alexandre Lacazette got close to a valeter who he asked to clean his car despite the lockdownSimon Jordan calls Mesut Özil an ‘easy target’ amid Arsenal wage cut rowlast_img read more

A Ferocious Dispute Over James Bonds First Gun has Canceled an Auction

A Ferocious Dispute Over James Bonds First Gun has Canceled an Auction

first_imgA controversy over a gun used on the set of Dr. No has led an auction house to reluctantly cancel the sale of what had been billed as “James Bond’s first gun.” The firearm was listed as belonging to actor Bernard Lee, who played “M,” and reportedly used in the scene where Bond is told to upgrade his weapon.The crew needed a gun and the story goes that Lee provided his own Walther PPK. Later the firearm “was gifted to the vendor,” according to original listing.Sean Connery starred as 007 in the first five Bond films: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967). Then appeared again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Photo Credit Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989Last spring, Esquire magazine reported, “Lee brought it into set after a prop didn’t arrive, and a letter signed by the actor confirms that it was the ‘first ever to appear in a James Bond film.’ Auctioneer Jonathan Humber described the gun, which was fully-active and unregistered during filming, as a ‘superlative piece of British film history.’ ”Notes from the movie’s producers also confirmed the brief appearance of the weapon, which was replaced for the rest of the film by a Walther PP.However, James Bond experts say that even in the first scene when M tells Bond what gun to use, it is the Walther PP, not the PPK supposedly from Lee. They have studied freeze frames to analyze the gun.Photo by HUMBER ELLISAuctioneer Humbert said its sale was pulled “with a heavy heart.”The PPK on offer came with a signed letter from Bernard Lee, dated 1974, which explained how the gun ended up in the film. The letter was addressed to a friend accompanying the weapon as a gift.“…This Walther pistol numbered 149894 is a small piece of 007 history. As you are aware I have played the part of M in several of the James Bond films. The first of these, Doctor No contained a scene in which Sean was scolded by myself about his choice of firearm.”Dr.No Photo by Getty Images“His Beretta pistol was replaced by a Walther pistol. On the day of the take the pistol that was to be used was not going to be available, so I took into the studio and used for the scene this pistol which I have had for many years. (It was fully functional at the time, I have since removed the firing pin).”“This pistol is there for the first one ever to appear in a James Bond film. Yours very sincerely, John Bernard Lee.”Lee played the role of M in 11 Bond films, from Dr. No to Moonraker.On a James Bond site, one person posted, “It’s utter balderdash… It’s a PP in that scene. If the letter is genuine, Mr Lee was certainly exaggerating and bending certain truths.”Photo by HUMBER ELLISAnother person who consulted on an earlier auction of James Bond guns posted that he has told auctioneers which gun was used in Dr. No. “This actually meant freeze framing every time Bond’s pistol appeared on screen, in his hand, by his bed, in the sand and in his pocket.”The consultant went on to say, “There are too many examples of PPK pistols in particular appearing at major auctions claiming to be the one used by a particular actor where in reality the engraving on the pistol was not utilised by the factory until long after the actor in questions tenure as 007 had come to an end or the shape of a pistol being pre-Bond.”The Walther PP is a German pistol issued to Bond in the Ian Fleming novel, Dr. No. With the transition to film, the PP became Bond’s primary weapon and was featured until 1997 and Tomorrow Never Dies.Read another story from us: 7 Intriguing Surprises about James BondHumbert told the BBC, “Given such a tide of differing opinion, the only course was to regretfully withdraw it, pending further diligence and investigation. Even the experts cannot agree.”The pistol was estimated to fetch £80,000 at Humbert and Ellis auctioneers on December 6, 2018.last_img read more

Oz future in Asia Qantas CEO

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the airline’s subsidiary will commence flights from Singapore to 13 countries next month, in the Qantas Group’s bid to strengthen ties in Asia. At last week’s Melbourne Press Club the carrier’s head said the Asian region was interlinked with Australia’s future and the Qantas Group “plans to contribute to Australia’s Asian future, and also benefit from it”. “We are already laying the ground work with Asia,” Mr Joyce said. “We are looking closely at all opportunities to participate in the Asian opportunity and benefit ourselves, our customers and shareholders, and Australia.” Mr Joyce said up to 56 million Chinese people booked international vacations last year and expects this number to increase by 16 percent per year until 2020. The Qantas Group is also getting its claws into the growing freight market in Asia, recently adding Seoul- Miami service to its existing Singapore, Bangkok and Shanghai routes.The new Singapore commercial flights will stop at 25 destinations including seven ports in Greater China. last_img read more