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Sky Sports to show all English Football League opening weekend matches for first time | UK News

Sky Sports to show all English Football League opening weekend matches for first time | UK News

[ad_1] Every match from the opening round of the three English Football League (EFL) divisions will be streamed live in a broadcasting first. The airing of all 36 fixtures on the weekend of 10 and 11 August will be on a new Sky Sports + service from the parent company of Sky News. It marks the start of a new five-year broadcasting rights deal between Sky and the EFL, covering the professional leagues below the Premier League. Sky Sports managing director Jonathan Licht said: “For the first time, we will broadcast every game live from across the EFL on the opening weekend. “It’s going to be a huge moment for football fans up and down the country and is a fitting way to kick off our ground-breaking new partnership with the EFL.” Matches that kick-off at 3pm on Saturdays cannot usually be broadcast live to UK audiences due to a long-running blackout rule. Also known as Article 48, it is a blacked-out period between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturday afternoons when live football can’t be …

Sky TV didn’t tell me I could have paid thousands less | Consumer affairs

Sky TV didn’t tell me I could have paid thousands less | Consumer affairs

[ad_1] I’ve been a Sky TV customer for more than 20 years but fear I may have overpaid by thousands of pounds because I’ve been out of contract since 2005. I recently discovered that, under Ofcom rules, your provider must remind you that your contract is ending, or has ended, and tell you about its best deals. Sky has not been doing this but, when I contacted it, I was told it had no legal obligation to do so. I have just signed a new contract, paying £67 a month. But last year I paid £87 a month, and in 2022, £82. The difference between my most recent out-of-contract price and the current cost is £20 a month, an extra £240 a year. Stretching that back to when my contract ended in 2005 means I must have overpaid by thousands, which, to my mind, is pretty scandalous overcharging. I have raised this with Ofcom but have not heard back yet. Can I get Sky to reimburse me? JR, London With household bills hitting the roof …

China hacked Ministry of Defence, Sky News learns | Politics News

China hacked Ministry of Defence, Sky News learns | Politics News

[ad_1] The Chinese state has hacked the Ministry of Defence, Sky News understands. MPs will be told on Tuesday of a massive data breach involving the MoD, targeting service personnel. It is understood investigations have not shown any data has been taken. The government will not name the country involved, but Sky News understands this to be China. The Chinese state is to be accused of two or three attempts at hacking MoD employees – including personnel. The cyberattack was on a payroll system with current service personnel, some officials and some veterans. It is largely names and bank details that have been exposed. All salaries will be paid this month. The contractor system is not connected to the main MoD computer systems and has been taken down with a review launched. The MoD has been working at speed over the last 72 hours to understand the scale of the hack, after it was discovered in recent days. This could raise questions about whether other countries with challenging relationships with China will want to share …

Sadiq Khan to win historic third term as London mayor, Sky News projects | Politics News

Sadiq Khan to win historic third term as London mayor, Sky News projects | Politics News

[ad_1] Labour’s Sadiq Khan will secure a historic third term as London mayor, seeing off Tory challenger Susan Hall, according to Sky News projections. It followed “wild rumours” the incumbent could have suffered a shock defeat, although both sides subsequently said they believed Mr Khan would win. Earlier in the day, Sir Keir Starmer said he was confident of victory for Mr Khan, who was first elected to the role in 2016. Follow live:The results as they come in The Labour leader said: “Sadiq Khan was absolutely the right candidate. “He has got two terms of delivery behind him and I am confident that he has got another term of delivery in front of him. “But look, if you look across the country, I am standing here in Mansfield in the East Midlands where we have won a significant victory in the mayoralty here, but that is the pattern across the country. More on Local Elections 2024 “We have been winning in Blackpool in a by-election with a 26% swing, we have won in York …

The ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky and how I used modern astronomy to explore her link with the Milky Way

The ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky and how I used modern astronomy to explore her link with the Milky Way

[ad_1] What did our ancestors think when they looked up at the night sky? All cultures ascribed special meaning to the Sun and the Moon, but what about the pearly band of light and shadow we call the Milky Way? My recent study showed an intriguing link between an Egyptian goddess and the Milky Way. Southern half of astronomical ceiling from the tomb of Senenmut (ca. 1479-1458 BCE), showing planets, constellations, and star lists. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Rogers Fund, 1948. Slowly, scholars are putting together a picture of Egyptian astronomy. The god Sah has been linked to stars in the Orion constellation, while the goddess Sopdet has been linked to the star Sirius. Where we see a plough (or the big dipper), the Egyptians saw the foreleg of a bull. But the Milky Way’s Egyptian name and its relation to Egyptian culture have long been a mystery. Several scholars have suggested that the Milky Way was linked to Nut, the Egyptian goddess of the sky who swallowed the Sun as it …

Sky News projection: Labour on course to be largest party – but short of overall majority | Politics News

Sky News projection: Labour on course to be largest party – but short of overall majority | Politics News

[ad_1] Sky News has considered results from two million council wards and projected these voting figures into a nationwide estimate. They suggest, at the next general election, Labour could be on course to become the largest party but still short of a commons majority. Labour‘s vote rises from 33% in 2019 to 35% on the current estimate, after more than half the wards have now declared. The Liberal Democrats are on 16%, an increase of five percentage points on the 2019 election. This follows a familiar pattern where the party does better in council elections than in parliamentary elections. Local election results: Relief for Sunak in key mayoral race Other parties, such as the Greens, Reform, and independents, are projected to be on 22%. This figure assumes also that votes for the nationalist parties in Scotland and Wales, places where no local elections took place, are unchanged from the previous election. The same condition applies to the 18 seats in Northern Ireland. Assuming these changes in vote share occur uniformly across each of the newly …

Melanie Lynskey reveals how husband Jason Ritter and daughter filled her with ‘joy’ amid emotional scenes in The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Melanie Lynskey reveals how husband Jason Ritter and daughter filled her with ‘joy’ amid emotional scenes in The Tattooist of Auschwitz

[ad_1] Melanie Lynskey delivers a standout performance in The Tattooist of Auschwitz – a powerful and harrowing account of the Holocaust. Recalling the real-life love story of Slovakian Jew, Lali Sokolov, and Gita, the girl he falls for while working as a Tätowierer; Jonah Hauer-King and Anna Próchniak are the heart and soul of the series.   The Tattooist of Auschwitz – trailer Oscillating between two timelines, the first depicts Lali and Gita’s fight for survival in Auschwitz, while the second jumps 60 years into the future. As an 80-something Lali – devastatingly portrayed by Harvey Keitel – shares his story with Heather Morris (Melanie Lynskey), it’s through their intimate conversations that we discover what happened. © SkyMelanie Lynskey felt a “big responsibility” to represent Heather Morris, who served as a story consultant Ahead of the show’s premiere, Melanie, 46, recalled the pressure she felt portraying Heather – the beloved author behind The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and a story consultant on the series.  “I did feel a big responsibility because I think it really mattered …

UK in talks to join Europe’s Sky Shield aerial defence system | Politics | News

UK in talks to join Europe’s Sky Shield aerial defence system | Politics | News

[ad_1] Britain is in talks with Europe to join its new Sky Shield air defence system, Grant Shapps has said. There are currently 21 countries – including the traditionally neutral Switzerland – signed up to the European Sky Shield Initiative. Shapps says the UK is working with allies in the EU “on what a Sky Shield may look like,” reports The Sun. The Defence Secretary also said there would be a ship-building boom to help the Royal Navy. The Sky Sheild system would see missilies, such as the Patriots used in the United States or the Arrow-3s deployed in Israel, used on UK soil if needed. Shapps has reportedly resisted calls from MPs to buy Israel’s Iron Dome technology, instead saying the European Sky Shield talks were in the “early stages”. The Sky Shield Iniative was proposed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after Vladimir Putin launched missiles on Ukrainian infrastructure in 2022. When asked how he planned to spend the £75billion pledged for the defence budget between now and 2030, Shapps told the Sun he …

Zippy meteors, a globular cluster, and more light up May’s night sky

Zippy meteors, a globular cluster, and more light up May’s night sky

[ad_1] May 5 and 6 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Predicted Peak May 11 Globular Cluster Messier 5 Highest Point May 14 through 30 Lāhaina Noon May 22 and 23 Full Flower Moon While we may not have the excitement of a total solar eclipse this month, May offers us a good chance to see some incredibly fast meteors zipping by. Nighttime stargazing should also start to get more comfortable as temperatures warm up in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s what to look for in the night sky in May.  May 5 and 6–Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Predicted Peak The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower is expected to peak on May 5, where roughly 10 to 30 meteors per hour can be seen. Eta Aquarid meteors are known to be super speedy, with some traveling at about 148,000 mph into our planet’s atmosphere. These fast meteors can also leave behind incandescent bits of debris in their wake called trains.  According to the 2024 Observer’s Handbook from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, this year’s Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower …