Defi Du Seuil triumphs in thrilling Tingle Creek at Sandown for Philip Hobbs

DEFI DU SEUIL showed a great attitude to land the Tingle Creek at Sandown on Saturday.

Philip Hobbs' chaser sat in behind the leaders before cruising into contention.

Un De Sceaux and Defi Du Seuil settled down to do battle as they rounded the final turn and for a minute the hot favourite looked to be in trouble.

However, a good jump at the last saw Defi Du Seuil begin to stretch clear – but Un De Sceaux was not going down without a fight and pushed Defi Du Seuil all the way to the line with the winner coming home just a neck in front.

Waiting Patiently ran a terrific race in third bouncing back to some of his best form.

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KFC’s $19 firelog is back so your house can smell like fried chicken – but it’s already sold out – The Sun

KFC has brought back its festive firelog so that your home can smell like fried chicken for the holidays.

But unfortunately, much like last year, it sold out within hours of going on sale.

Once again, the fast food chain paired up with artificial firelog company Enviro-Log to create the limited edition burner.

The 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog cost $18.99 (£14.45) from Walmart and can burn for 2.5 to three hours.

KFC promises that it's "significantly more effective at making your home smell like fried chicken than burning actual fried chicken."

It also comes with the disclaimer: "'We know the firelog smells great, but please do not attempt to eat it.

"Please do not put your face directly into the fire in attempt to smell fried chicken!"

It's not the first time the fast food giant has branched out to produce merchandise for superfans.

In the UK, it launched a limited edition scented candle that smelled like its famous gravy.

It also released a range of jewellery, gym clothes, swimming trunks and even a surf board for fried chicken addicts in Australia.

Unfortunately, US fans who haven't already got their hands on one of the logs have missed out this year.

But you can keep an eye on the brand's social media pages to be the first to find out if they will be launching any more.

KFC is holding a Christmas feast in one London branch and it's offering bottomless gravy.

It's also launched a new burger for the festive season and it comes with a fried hash brown and a stuffing mayonnaise.

The chain has also silently registered the term "gravynnaise" which suggests a new condiment could be about to grace our fried chicken.

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South Africa hope to confirm Graeme Smith as director of cricket

South Africa are hopeful of appointing former captain and opening batsman Graeme Smith as director of cricket next week.

Smith, who led the Proteas to 53 Test victories and scored over 9,000 Test runs, withdrew from talks last month but has now seemingly had a change of heart.

South Africa have also appointed Jacques Faul as acting chief executive, with former incumbent Thabang Moroe suspended on Friday after misconduct allegations.

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The Proteas will play England in four Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is this winter, with the first Test beginning in Centurion on Boxing Day.

“We have not yet agreed a contract, but with time of the essence, we need things to move as fast as we can,” Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani said of the move to recruit Smith.

“We have engaged with Graeme and he has agreed that by Wednesday all the negotiations around the contract will be concluded so that we can enter into an agreement.

“Once you put your director of cricket in place, then processes around coaching and selections kick in.”

South Africa wanted former ICC chief executive Dave Richardson to become their CEO but he will now support Faul.

“Jacques Faul did not hesitate for a moment when I asked him to be acting CEO,” added Nenzani.

“He has been acting CEO in the past and said he would come in to lend his support and put his shoulder to the wheel for (the) country.

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Why Jax Taylor Still Has Sandoval and Ariana Blocked on Instagram

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix may be on good terms with Jax Taylor, but their Vanderpump Rules costar still hasn’t unblocked the Bravo couple on Instagram.

“I told him not to unblock me a little bit ago cause I was like, ‘Dude, it’s kinda funny. I like it,’” Tom, 36, quipped to Us Weekly exclusively.

Ariana, 34, agreed, admitting that she doesn’t exactly keep up with all of her costars via the social media platform either.

“This is not a slight or no shade to anybody, but I have a lot of the cast members of our show muted,” she told Us while discussing the twosome’s new book, Fancy AF Cocktails. “I love them all as people, but sometimes like the brand or if someone’s like, you know, talking about sweaters or something, I’m like, it’s too much. So I love you, but I’m going to mute you, so I honestly like didn’t know that I was blocked for, I guess a while. … I’m like, ‘Dude, just use the mute button.’”

Us confirmed in August that Jax stopped keeping up with Ariana, Tom and Kristen Doute on the social media platform days after they wrapped season 8 of the Bravo hit. After he unblocked Kristen in September, Jax shared his side of the story while chatting with Us.

“I think they’re great people and I love them. I mean, Tom’s my best friend. I just need a break,” the reality star dished. “People don’t understand, yes, we do film a show together, but we also hang out together everyday. We hang out together more when we don’t film than when we do film, if that makes any sense.”

For more from Tom and Ariana, watch the video above!

Vanderpump Rules returns to Bravo Tuesday, January 7, at 9 p.m. ET. Fancy AF Cocktails is available now.

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Tottenham vs Burnley LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick off time and team news from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – The Sun

TOTTENHAM host Burnley as Jose Mourinho looks to bounce back from his first defeat as Spurs boss.

The Special One's Spurs lost 2-1 at his former club Man Utd during midweek, which ended his unbeaten start in North London.

Sean Dyche's Burnley hope to avoid slipping any closer to the bottom three after consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace and Manchester City which have seen them drop out of the top half.

  • Kick off at 3pm from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Unfortunately, match will not be shown live on UK television

Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Son, Lucas, Kane

Subs: Whiteman, Rose, Sessegnon, Skipp, Eriksen, Lo Celso, Parrott

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Brady, Cork, Hendrick, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez

Subs: Drinkwater, Gibson, Hart, Lennon, Vydra, Goodridge, Glennon

  • SPURS have won seven of their last eight against Burnley – but lost last time out against the Clarets.

    Dpurs' creaky defence dealing with the dual threat of Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez will be a key factor today in whether the Lilywhites can pick up a big three points.

  • THERE is a youthful flavour to the Spurs bench today, with fans no doubt excited to potentially get a glimpse of their teenage stars.

    The full bench is: Whiteman, Rose, Sessegnon, Skipp, Eriksen, Lo Celso, Parrott

  • SPURS have confirmed that Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks miss out with respective injuries.

  • HARRY WINKS is not even among the 18 after his poor performance at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

    So far though, it's unclear whether he has picked up a knock or not.

  • AND the Burnley team is in.

    Sean Dyche has gone for: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Brady, Cork, Hendrick, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez

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Navy vet’s ashes destined for sunken Pearl Harbor battleship

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment.

He lived to be 98 years old, marrying twice and outliving both wives. He worked for a refrigeration company for nearly four decades.

This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes inside the battleship’s wreckage, which sits in Pearl Harbor where it sank during the attack 78 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II. The Southern California man will be the 44th and last crew member to be interred in accordance with this rare Navy ritual. The last three living Arizona survivors plan to be laid to rest with their families.

The somber ceremony and other events marking the attack anniversary come on the heels of a deadly shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, when a Navy sailor shot and killed two people and wounded a third before taking his life. In another deadly attack at a Navy base Friday, a shooter opened fire in a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

A spokesman said Pearl Harbor anniversary events will proceed as scheduled.

Bruner said he wanted to return to his ship because few people go to cemeteries, while more than 1 million people visit the Arizona each year. He also saw it as a way to join old friends who never made it off the warship.

“I thought, well, all my buddies are right here. And there are a lot of people who come to see the ship,” Bruner told The Associated Press in an interview in 2016, three years before he died in his sleep in September. Bruner traveled from his La Mirada, California, home to attend Pearl Harbor anniversary events many times.

​​​​​​​Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, holds with a 1940 photo of himself at his home in La Mirada, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016. He died earlier in 2019 at age 98. (Associated Press)

The Navy began interring Pearl Harbor survivors on their old ships in 1982. The wrecks of only two vessels remain in the harbor — the Arizona and USS Utah — so survivors of those ships are the only ones who have the option to be laid to rest this way. Most of the ships hit that day were repaired and put back into service or scrapped.

Neither underwater archaeologists at the Navy History and Heritage Command or those who handle burials for the Navy Personnel Command were aware of any interments conducted on sunken Navy vessels elsewhere.

Of the 1,177 USS Arizona sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor, more than 900 could not be recovered and remain entombed on the ship, which sank in nine minutes. A memorial built in 1962 sits above the wreckage.

Sixty died on the Utah, and three have been interred there. At least one of the three living Utah survivors wants his ashes placed on his old ship.

Bruner’s ashes will be placed aboard the Arizona following a sunset ceremony Saturday, the anniversary of the Japanese attack.

Loved ones will stand on the USS Arizona Memorial’s dock and hand an urn to scuba divers in the water. The divers will guide the container to the barnacled wreckage and carefully place it inside.

Servicemen will then perform a gun salute and present an American flag to next of kin.

Daniel Martinez, chief historian for the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, said the Arizona ceremony honors those who survived the bombing while also offering a reminder of the many lives cut short because of it. Much of it is held fronting a white marble wall engraved with the names of the Arizona sailors and Marines who died in the attack.

“It’s a celebration of a life well lived,” Martinez said.

Joseph Langdell’s ashes were interred on the Arizona in 2015. One of his two sons, Ted Langdell, said his father asked to be placed there out of regard for those who didn’t make it out, as well as for those who survived and worked hard to keep the memory of the Arizona alive.

Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. (Associated Press)

“It’s emotional. It’s reverent. And it makes me think not just of him but of the other people. It’s hard to imagine that all of the sudden, all of these people are gone,” Ted Langdell said.

Saturday's public Pearl Harbor ceremony, an annual event hosted by the Navy and National Park Service, will observe a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the attack began. In all, more than 2,300 Americans died.

Bruner didn’t know who was attacking until the planes got close enough for him to see the red Rising Sun insignia on their sides. The aircraft shot at “everything in sight,” he said. Then an explosion tore through his battle station.

He tried to get off the ship as fast as he could, but he couldn’t jump because the oil leaking into the water below was on fire.

Bruner and several fellow shipmates shouted to a sailor on the ship moored next to the Arizona to toss over some rope. The six of them used the rope to carry themselves hand-over-hand to the USS Vestal 100 feet (30 meters) away.

“You’re like a chicken getting barbecued,” he said. All of them made it, becoming six of the 335 sailors and Marines on the Arizona to survive. Bruner spent months recovering from burns.

He later spoke to school groups and others about his ordeal. His friend Ed Hoeschen, who often accompanied him on these visits, said Bruner never did it for the fame and glory.

“It wasn’t about him,” Hoeschen said. “It was about (people) meeting a member of the USS Arizona. And that’s what he wanted people to remember. Just remember the men of the Arizona.”

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Women who made art and love long before Metoo

Recently I’ve found myself seeking out the hard-won insights of wild, gifted women from the 60s and 70s — rockers mainly, and poets, muses, hangers-on. Pattie Boyd, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon.

Women who made art and love. Rode a wave of social change, and sometimes, tragically, went under. Demanded more and settled for less.

Janis Joplin Credit:Jan Persson

While I tune out the instant a contemporary pop star offers a view about matters personal or political, these husky prophetesses from the generation before mine have me spellbound — even when they’re imparting nothing more profound than commonsense.

Even from beyond the grave, in the case of Janis Joplin — the refugee from small-town Texas, who found her home in restive San Francisco. Overweight, bra-less, armpits unshaven, she indulged a sexual appetite so ferocious some feminists were squeamish about claiming her. To watch clips of Joplin’s “ravaged countenance” on stage, wrote journalist Mick Brown, at the release of a 2016 documentary about her, is to witness “less a performance than an electrifying act of possession”. She once said: “Mostly what I’m trying to do in the whole world is not bullshit myself.”

That’s an ethos to live by — though Joplin, sadly, did not, dying of an overdose at 27. The hedonistic times swallowed her up.

Not so punk rocker Patti Smith, one-time lover and lifelong artistic collaborator with Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith, the once sickly child, with a lazy left eye, “had this feeling that I was going to go beyond my body physical (sic).” She survived the Chelsea hotel and the gritty sixties, married, raised children, refused to be broken by the death of her husband, Fred “Sonic” Smith. She made music again, wrote memoirs — the latest, Year of the Monkey, explores grief, turning 70, climate change, insomnia and the “avalanche of toxicity” that presaged Donald Trump’s election.

Joni Mitchell, whose album Blue is considered one of the greatest LPs, has just released a book of lyrics and drawings, Morning Glory on the Vine, because, she told a Canadian newspaper, “I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.” She recounted to the New Yorker recently how her male contemporaries in the 60s had warned her against baring too much of her soul: “Save something of yourself, Joni.” The New Yorker journalist observed that in her lyrics Mitchell often characterises romantic love as a “sublime balm” that dulls the blues of living, but she is “endlessly frank about its limitations and challenges”.

President Clinton hugs singer Carly Simon shortly after arriving at the Martha’s Vineyard airport in 1998. Credit:AP

“Endlessly frank” also sums up Carly Simon, whose promotional interviews for her memoir Touched by the Sun are striking for their “don’t bullshit yourself” — or your interviewer — quality. I was already inclined to bow to her authority on all things romantic — for so wickedly nailing the quality of conceit in her anthem, You’re So Vain, and for her roll call of famous lovers that gets too exhausting to type somewhere around Warren Beatty and Mick Jagger. Now she’s dishing the dirt on being “financially raped” by men including, allegedly, Harvey Weinstein. Simon told The Guardian Weinstein never paid her for a musical score and, worse, forced her to sing to an untuned guitar in front of Bill Clinton — whom she differentiates from the current hyper-sexed president because the former has charisma, is not an “ugly ape”, and is therefore more likely than the latter to be the recipient of genuine invitations. The difference between the two presidents, she says, is that one has the capacity to wink at himself in the mirror, much like the mysterious man immortalised in You’re So Vain. The other president has no such capacity.

A woman who parses sexual predators in the White House probably wouldn’t qualify as spokeswoman for the #MeToo movement, in which some activists cling to simplistic narratives about male aggressors and female victims.

Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton in 1974. Credit:Bernard Photographic Service

Nor would Pattie Boyd score that gig. She’s the model and photographer for whose affections George Harrison and Eric Clapton duelled by guitar — and the reason I felt suddenly out of breath while reading a Good Weekend profile of her last year. I had always reckoned Harrison’s achingly sensual Something and Clapton’s strung-out, desperate Layla to be the two sexiest songs ever recorded. Until that article, I had no idea Boyd was the inspiration for both. As a young woman in the ’60s, she wore a bland, almost vacant, beauty. It’s only now, with Boyd in her 70s, that I, at least, see in her face a certain knowing, a something. Only now that she’s finally exhibiting the photographs she snapped decades ago on a Polaroid and Hasselblad, when she meticulously documented history as men made great art and spun chaos around her.

Sure, she told the magazine, when she was a young model photographers would hit on her, but “you didn’t submit and say, ‘Oh must I?’” On Weinstein and #MeToo she says, “I don’t know why these women don’t just say, ‘Fuck off, I’m not having a meeting with you in your dressing gown with nothing on underneath’.”

After much painful exploration, we’re probably getting closer to answering Boyd’s question about how the Weinsteins of this world get to do their raping, financial and otherwise.

Boyd and the other old female rockers are veterans of trying not to bullshit themselves and when they did, taking responsibility for the fallout. It’s as if by throwing out the old rule book of social mores, by holding nothing back, they knew they couldn’t blame their occasional bad judgment on others.

They’re still fearless — holding up a mirror, daring us to look. Still asking urgent questions.

Julie Szego is a regular columnist.

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Dana White confirms Conor McGregor ‘definitely’ wants to fight Jorge Masvidal after UFC comeback against Donald Cerrone – The Sun

DANA WHITE has revealed Conor McGregor told him he "definitely" wants to fight Jorge Masvidal next year.

Notorious, 31, is finally making his return to the ring in January when he takes on "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone in Las Vegas.

The Dubliner has not fought in the UFC since suffering a convincing defeat to lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.

And he will end his year-long hiatus by making the step up to welterweight to face Cerrone next month.

Many believe McGregor is moving up to 170 to prepare for a future fight against Masvidal.

And UFC president White revealed the Irishman has expressed his interest in taking on the American in 2020.

He told 101.6FM in Washington: "Conor has told me he definitely wants a fight with Masvidal, so we'll see what happens."

The two stars have been embroiled in a war of words over the past month with Masvidal vowing to "f*** up" McGregor if they ever stepped in the ring together.

After beating Nate Diaz, he said: “You know what the f*** I’ll do to that little dude, I’ll f*** that little guy up. He's a f***ing midget!

"Dana White, president of this motherf***ing company, said that I'm too much of a man for him.

"I get it why people want to see him hurt for the stunts he’s been pulling. But he don't want this s***, he's just talking so he can get his name out there.

"You see he punches old people in the face because those are fights he could win.”

However Dana White also revealed on the Rich Eisen Show that McGregor has his sights firmly set on a rematch with Khabib after facing Cerrone.

And White said that a rematch is possible if both McGregor and Khabib win their next fight – and he believes it would be the biggest pay per view in the history of the UFC.

White said: "A couple of things have got to happen first; he's got to beat 'Cowboy' Cerrone which is a very tough fight, especially at 170 without 'Cowboy' having to cut weight.

"Then Khabib has to beat Tony Ferguson. If both of those things happen then yeah I think we can make the rematch.

"[McGregor] would rather take that fight right now and not fight 'Cowboy', he wants that fight really bad.

"In reality Rich it would be the biggest pay per view ever in the history of the sport."

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Princess Diana Really Didn't Want to Dance With John Travolta Because She Was Hoping This Star Would Ask Her

Royal fans all over the world certainly remember the famous photo of Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at a White House dinner in 1985. But their “modern fox trot” might not have happened if Diana had her way.

The Princess of Wales reportedly had her heart set on taking the floor with another star who was there that night. Here’s who Diana really wanted to dance with, what Travolta thought about the royal’s moves, and the other person the princess wished she hadn’t dance with.

What Travolta said about dancing with the princess

On Nov. 9, 1985, Princess Diana and Prince Charles were guests of then-president Ronald Regan and his wife, Nancy, at a gala dinner held at the White House during their trip to the United States.

A number of Hollywood celebrities were also invited to the affair including Saturday Night Fever star John Travolta. Mrs. Reagan had told him that the princess wished to dance with him and asked if would mind.

“I was awestruck with her,” Travolta admitted about dancing with Diana. “She led the way, and I thought: ‘Well, that’s not going to happen! I’ve got to go back to my school days of learning ballroom dancing and show that I can lead her.’”

After press photos of them together made the rounds, Diana was dubbed the “disco queen” and the long black velvet dress she wore was referred to as “the Travolta dress.”

Who Diana really wanted to dance with

What Travolta didn’t know was that their dance was all orchestrated by the Reagans for a press op and the princess reportedly wanted to join a different man on the dance floor. Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, claimed that she told him she didn’t want to dance with the Grease actor because she was hoping Mikhail Baryshnikov would ask her.

“Diana really wanted to share the floor with one of the world’s greatest ballet dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov. Nancy and Reagan set up the press to take a picture of her dancing with John Travolta,” Burrell wrote in his book The Way We Were: Remembering Diana.

The actor Diana wished she hadn’t danced with

Travolta wasn’t the only celebrity Diana danced with that evening. She also hit the floor with Hollywood heavyweight Clint Eastwood but that was a dance Diana likely wished she hadn’t had.

According to Tom Selleck, who was also in attendance that night, the Dirty Harry star was totally out of his element and just watching him and the princess together was painful.

Selleck had cut in when Diana was with Travolta and they did the waltz. While Selleck admitted that he was very nervous and couldn’t think of anything interesting to say to the Princess of Wales, it was better than her dance with Eastwood.

“At least I wasn’t quite as uncomfortable as Clint Eastwood,” the Magnum P.I. actor told the Daily Mail’s Piers Morgan. “He went next and was really out of his safety zone!”

People noted that their conversation wasn’t great either as Eastwood said to her, “You’re too old for me” to which Diana protested, “But I’m only 24!”

Read more: Princess Diana Stayed At This Famous Actor’s Home To Hide From the Paparazzi

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Aldi shoppers can now buy posh Kevin the Carrot vol-au-vents perfect for Christmas parties – The Sun

ALDI shoppers can impress their guests over the festive season with posh vol-au-vents shaped like Kevin the Carrot.

Dedicated fans of the supermarket will know that Kevin is the lead character in the retailer's Christmas adverts – and they're obsessed.

Some customers were even seen fighting and pushing to get their hands on Kevin merchandise after queuing since 6:30am on the day they landed in shops.

And a few chancers have even listed the goods on eBay for wildly inflated prices in the hope of making a profit.

So you can imagine our excitement when we spotted these Kevin-shaped snacks.

Vol-au-vents are posh starters often served at parties, which are made from puff pastry with a hollow hole in the middle.

They're they filled with whatever flavours you fancy – cheese and bacon, coronation chicken and creamy mushrooms are popular choices.

They're pretty tricky to make it's ideal that Aldi has already made a batch of casings and all you have to do it fill them.

The snacks, which are new this year, come in pre-puffed packs of eight, and cost 99p. They also come in Christmas tree shapes too.

You could save money on a pack of 18 Jus Rol vol-au-vent cases, which are cheapest at £1.80 from Tesco.

It works out at 10p per case compared to 13p per case from Aldi, but you'll need to roll them out and bake them yourself first.

A beady eyed bargain hunter shared the deal on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group where it has since received 3,000 likes.

One confused shopper wrote: "What’s a vol au vent when it’s at home? But KEVINNN", while another said: "OMG how cute are they!"

Unfortunately, they're not available to buy online so you have to head into a store if you want to get your hands on them. You can find your nearest one here.

While you're in Aldi, you should check out the retailer's huge two metre long pig in blanket.

The discounter's also rolled out HALLOUMI wrapped in bacon as part of its festive menu.

While Asda is selling a foot long stuffing sausage topped with pigs in blankets.

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