How Billie Eilish Feels About Being Labeled a 'Rule-Breaker'

Billie Eilish is one of the biggest names in pop music today. She is known for releasing hit songs like “Bury a Friend,” “Bad Guy,” and “Everything I Wanted.”

Since she first became popular, Eilish has received praise for challenging the definition of what it means to be a pop artist. As such, she has been called a “rule-breaker” by fans and music listeners. But how does Eilish really feel about that label? Is it something she would like to be called? Here’s what we know.

How did Billie Eilish becomefamous?

While some artists spend years and years pursuing a career in the music industry, Eilish’s success actually came by accident.

Eilish grew up in a creative household with a mother who is a singer-songwriter as well as a father who is an actor. Eilish and her older brother, Finneas, spent a lot of time developing their talents in the arts.

When Eilish was 13 years old, she and Finneas created a song called “Ocean Guys” for Eilish’s dance teacher. Finneas wrote and produced it while Eilish provided vocals. Eilish uploaded the song to Soundcloud and intended just for her dance teacher to hear, but the track quickly went viral on the internet.

The success of “Ocean Eyes” soon allowed for Eilish tobecome a huge star. Finneas ended up accompanying her on this journey as well; manyof Eilish’s well-known songs were written by Finneas himself.

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A part of Eilish’s success seems to be her ability to stand out from the crowd. Many people have taken notice of the fact that Eilish is different from other young artists who have been popular in the past decade.

For example, Eilish’s music is not what one would typically hear on top 40 radio. She is known for her soft, melodic songs which mixes catchy beats with ASMR elements.

Additionally, Eilish’s low-key look has been the topic of many discussions. Unlike young female stars who usually opt for trendy clothes that can be tight and revealing, Eilish often chooses to wear baggy shirts and pants. Eilish has explained that her unique outfit choices are a way to keep herself from being body-shamed.

How Billie Eilish feels aboutbeing called a ‘rule-breaker’

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Since Eilish is quite different from other stars her age(and in the music industry as a whole), it’s not surprising that many folkshave called her a “rule-breaker.” However, Eilish does not completely like todescribe herself as such.

In an interview with Voguein February 2020, she said: “I’m flattered that people think that [I am arule-breaker], but it’s like, where, though? What rule did I break? The ruleabout making classic pop music and dressing like a girly girl? I never said I’mnot going to do that. I just didn’t do it.”

Two months later, she also said something similar to Dazed,adding that she “was never comparing” herself to fellow female artists in thefirst place.

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Man Utd and Man City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach European finals before new Premier League season – The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY could have a ‘pre-season’ of just 14 DAYS if they reach the Champions League final.

September 12 has been pencilled in for the start of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

But that is just two weeks after the provisional date for Europe’s showpiece on August 29.

And Pep Guardiola’s side could be facing almost a year of club football without a proper summer break.

Rivals Liverpool are out of the Champions League and FA Cup, so are due to finish their season on the weekend of July 25.

This would give them a seven-week turnaround — up to five weeks more than City, who are chasing a cup double.

And that would be a clear advantage to the champions-elect as they look to defend their domestic crown.

The proposed schedule could also pose an issue for Manchester United and Wolves, as they are both still in the Europa League.

August 25 has been put forward for that final.

Chelsea need a miracle to overturn a 3-0 Champ-ions League deficit to Bayern Munich, but City were favourites with many fans to win the final which was originally due to be played on Saturday night.

Winger Riyad Mahrez believes this could be the year they crack Europe.

He said: “We have the team, the manager, we have everything — we are good enough to win it.”

Guardiola has called up young players to train with his first-team squad from tomorrow so they can play in ‘dead rubber’ games in the league campaign.

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Holidaymakers arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may face coronavirus tests at airport and six-hour wait for results in hotel – The Sun

HOLIDAYMAKERS arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may face mandatory coronavirus tests at the airport and six-hour isolation in their hotels to await results.

It's one of the measures contained in a pilot 'action plan' being prepared by the Balearic government which wants to be one of the first regions in Spain to receive holidaymakers.

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The Balearics, which include Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, plans to test-drive the new procedures in mid-June if permission is given to bring up to 5,000 Germans to Mallorca as a prelude to the opening of international borders and the scrapping of Spain's 14-day quarantine rule from July 1st.

According to reports in the island's press, the go-ahead has already been given by both the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Transport but approval is still pending from the Ministries of Labour and Health.

The Balearics have had only 224 deaths from coronavirus since the outbreak began and just over 2,000 infections.

Local government wants the islands to be treated as one of the world leaders in dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19 and how to cope with international tourism again in the safest way possible.

Diario de Mallorca reports: "The pilot plan aims to demonstrate that it is possible to allow the subsequent entry of tourists without risk into the islands from July 1st, the date on which the summer season is to start more generally, hence the inclusion of tests for detection of the disease on arrival at the islands".


About 3,000 Germans were originally set to take part in the experiment which will also test all the coronavirus protocols, from arriving at the airport, transfers to hotels, the accommodation itself, arrangements around the swimming pools, use of the facilities, trips out and their eventual return.

But that figure could now increase to 4,000 for Mallorca, 500 in Menorca, 500 in Ibiza and 100 in Formentera, according to Diario de Mallorca.

President of the Hotel Federation of Mallorca, María Frontera said the pilot test was essential to demonstrate that the Balearic Islands are a safe destination.

It is hoped it will help pave the way for other international tourists, including from Britain when travel is allowed.

According to Travel Mole, the Balearics attracted 13.6 million tourists last year and Brits were made up nearly a third of that number, closely followed by Germany.


There has been debate over whether Britons should be allowed to holiday in Spain after the Home Secretary Priti Patel's announcements that anyone who arrives into the UK after June 8, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days or face fines of £1,000.

Senior ministers warn it will hamper Britain's economic recovery from the pandemic.


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The Centre for Economics and Business Research yesterday warned it could cost the economy £650million a week.

A senior industry source said: "I don't know anyone apart from Priti Patel and Dominic Cummings who are pushing for quarantine."

More than 80 company bosses have also called on the Home Secretary to scrap the quarantine plan, calling it "the very last thing the travel industry needs".

The news comes after Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez put the UK at the top of his list of target countries in talks aimed at reaching bilateral 'safe corridor' swaps to restart travel between European zones.

Spain has quarantined all international arrivals for 14 days since May 14 but recently announced that the country would open for tourism from July 1, potentially dividing Europe into zones coded 'green' or 'red' depending on whether the virus has been brought under control locally.

Meanwhile, Portugal has told Brits planning to holiday to areas like the Algarve will not need to be quarantined.

Countries being mooted as potential destinations under the "holiday corridor" proposals also include Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece.

Hotels in Portugal are set to reopen on Monday and beaches from June 6 as the country opens its arms to foreign holidaymakers.

Spain has announced there will be no quarantine on visitors from July 1.

Greece said yesterday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from 15 June – but not including Britain.

The list will be expanded on July 1 to include other countries.

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Newcastle Races: Tips, racecards and betting preview as racing returns at Newcastle on Monday

HAVE punters ever been as excited for a 0-65 in their lives? No, and who can blame them.

The long-awaited return of racing is here as Newcastle gets the show back on the road with a ten-race card. Here's our race-by-race preview.

Race 1 – 1.00 Betway Welcome Back British Racing Handicap

This is far from the Derby, far from a Royal Ascot cavalry charge and no Breeders' Cup race, but who cares, we're back.

It looks at the mercy of the less exposed four-year-olds who are of particular interest if the money comes for them before the off.

Chief to that rule would be STONE MASON and Heavenly Tale who have both been bought out of big yards on the cheap.

Stone Mason has joined Mick Appleby and runs in the colours of the shrewd Horse Watchers, who know when the time is right to strike with a horse. Off a handicap mark of 63, a significant market move makes your job fairly straightforward.

He achieved very little for Roger Charlton, bar a third on debut when fancied at 5-2. A switch to this company combined with market support and you can bet he'll be bang there.

The same more or less applies to Heavenly Tale who has joined Tristan Davidson from Ralph Beckett.

The remainder of the field is mainly made up of all-weather regulars and course specialist Al Ozzdi probably tops those, with Ben Curtis booked to ride.

Curtis rides Newcastle well and this straight mile can become very tactical. He may be in the best position to swoop if the less experienced horses falter.

It's not a race to go wild in, as tempted as you may be. However, a market move for Stone Mason should make you sit up and take notice.


Race 2 – 1.35 Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap

The second heat is another handicap over the straight mile and the hot favourite is set to be Roger Varian's lightly-raced Mutasaamy.

Judged on his most recent win at Kempton, he is clearly the one they have to beat. But at skinny odds, there is plenty you can use against this horse to take him on.

He showed little to nothing in three starts in Novice company before being gelded. That did something to spark a bit of life into him as a second and that Kempton win suggest.

But he's been off since then and looked far from straightforward at Kempton. He took some getting going and Newcastle is not an easy track on the long straight.

He will probably prove better than this, but at this early stage he doesn't look one to jump on board with just yet.

I'd be prepared to take a small each-way chance on Marco Botti's GEIZY TEIZY who could kick on again as a four-year-old.

She goes well fresh and does have course form to her name under Ben Curtis, who is in the saddle again.

If you forgive her last run where she clearly didn't go a yard, she has a big chance on previous form, albeit if her best has seemingly come on a turning track.

At the prices she looks the play, there could still be some wiggle room in that mark and this is a drop in class.

Another one I wouldn't rule out is Brian Ellison's Little Jo who has a good each-way chance.

His losing run is growing, but the handicapper has given him a sniff again and a return to form at a track he likes is not ruled out. He could be a player at decent odds.

Amadeus Gay is another who looks on a good mark if fit enough to do himself justice.

Race 3 – 2.10 Betway Novice Stakes (Div I)

Things get even trickier here with the first Novice of the season. Twelve obviously go to post again, but with only a third of the field having any prior experience.

As always the betting can provide plenty of clues in races like this.

But on paper Richard Fahey's BOND'S BOY looks the one they have to pass. He won on debut at two before a good third in a big sales race at Newmarket, which was a step forwards.

Who knows if he has kicked on, but Fahey is a trainer you can rely on to have his horses fit and if he builds on that third it will take a good one to better him, especially from the newcomers.

There are some interesting entries from the bigger yards. James Tate runs Blazing Hot and a socially-distanced Simon and Ed Crisford saddle Freedom Flyer. Both make appeal on pedigrees and are worth a check in the preliminaries as well as a glance at the betting.

Karl Burke thinks he has a good one with debut winner Little Red Socks, and why this demands more, this filly wasn't really tested and will probably prove popular with punters.

Keep stakes small here, but get the notebook out.


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Race 4 – 2.45 Betway Novice Stakes (Div II)

Much of the advice from the previous race stays true here, in the second division of the Novice over six furlongs.

Keep your notebook and tracker close, but your bets small as there's bound to be a couple of above average horses lurking.

The market will focus on the two form horses, with both Magical Journey and ART POWER holding obvious claims.

I prefer the later who looked well above average when winning at York on his second start. He looked a sprinter going places and despite having to give plenty of weight away, looks to be well capable of brushing his rivals away.

He looks an all out sprinter, while in my book Magical Journey may just thrive over further.

The only other horse with form to his name is Twist Of Hay who clearly needs to show plenty more to compete.

The rest all make their first trip to the racecourse proper.

Manumission should be blessed with some speed, being by crack sprinter Muharaar. He's worth a check in the betting.

Others that are worth a look beforehand are Continental in the John Dance colours for Jedd O'Keeffe and Karl Burke's Electric Mistress.

Race 5 – 3.20 Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap

The next is really competitive and a number of consistent sprinters make this six furlong dash far from straightforward.

The two at the top of the betting – at the time of writing – both look to be better over five furlongs. And that's important, not just for the obvious, but because the track is likely to prove quite slow in the heat and the straight six can become a bit more of a test than a similar race at Lingfield or Wolverhampton for example.

Because of that, Newcastle regular Tathmeen can be opposed. Heath Charnock is more likely to enjoy the trip, but has been a beaten favourite in five of his last six runs.

Top of the shortlist is therefore Roger Fell's much improved TRICKY DICKY. He won from a mark of 59 last May and is now rated 84.

He has had close to a year off the track too, but has won fresh before and he looked to have plenty more in the locker when winning at York last time out.

This race is no tougher than that, and there's no reason to think he won't act here with Ben Curtis booked. He looks as genuine as they come and looks the bet in an open race.

Towards the bottom of the market, Brian Ellison's Northgate Lad should not be discounted, especially if there is any amount of support for him in the betting.

He made his comeback after two-and-a-half-years here in March, and has clearly taken that well enough to have another crack.

Prior to that you only have to go back three starts to a course win off a mark of 90. He now races off 84 with the same jockey on board.

This is a marked drop in class from races he found himself in earlier in his career, and if fit enough and over his issues looks a player at big odds. Watch the market.

SELECTION: Tricky Dicky

EACH-WAY POKE: Northgate Lad

Race 6 – 3.55 Betway Casino Handicap

Three-year-old handicaps can prove a real puzzle so early in the season and this looks no different.

Weighing up how much a horse has improved from two to three is impossible on paper and will prove hard in the early stages of a resumption with limited coverage of the parade ring, ensuring any physical clues are well hidden too.

But there look two obvious candidates in this field to show us an improved racehorse this season, and both hail from significant trainers.

Kevin Ryan's Oakenshield is far from exposed after two starts in soft ground. The £200,000 purchase should kick on this season and has had a wind-op.

You'd like the market to sing strongly in his favour though as he failed to build on his debut when beaten at 5-4f in a weak race next time out. A mark of 75 is hardly prohibitive though.

Off a pound lower, the preference for the two twice-raced horses is for the Crisford's Rock Of Diamonds.

He only made his debut in February and showed a bit each time to suggest he has a future. And wise connections have made use of the new ruling meaning twice-raced novices can enter handicap company. The drop back to six should suit him.

But the market will likely cotton on to these types and preference is for new Jedd O'Keeffe recruit WRITTEN BROADCAST.

He was busy enough at two for Richard Hannon, and was consistent up until the end of the season when he'd clearly had enough.

Now gelded and off a break, with a trainer who can bring horses forward, he should figure here at each-way odds. He showed enough at two to suggest he's capable off a mark of 74.

A market move for Macho Touch – who was fifth in a Listed race on her second start – would also be of interest from the Karl Burke team.

EACH-WAY SELECTION: Written Broadcast

Race 7 – 4.30 #betyourway At Betway Handicap

It will be small stakes again in the seventh. It's a trappy heat and low on quality.

That said, I'm keen to take on the early favourite Indian Sounds who has possibly been put in at the top of the betting as Champion Jockey Oisin Murphy is on board.

And while Murphy operated at a profit to level stakes for trainer Paul Midgley and a 20% strike rate last season, it would take more than that to convince me this horse will win.

He has never run over five furlongs and little has suggested he would want this minimum trip.

It makes much more sense to side with Jim Goldie's BE PROUD who enjoys Newcastle and enjoys this fast five.

The handicapper left him alone for a good second to a horse now rated in the 90s in January. The run prior to that he won off 5lbs lower under Danny Tudhope.

Tudhope jumps back on board today and the last time out second was still a step forward. This four-year-old still looks well-handicapped off of 67.

Bhangra is interesting for Robert Cowell. She is completely unexposed, but tread carefully. She has clearly had issues and the race she won at Windsor was as windy as they come.

Watch her in the market in tandem with stablemate Tomshalfbrother who won last time out.

Puchita is consistent enough at this level but goes best at Southwell and the same applies to Queen Of Kalahari.


Race 8 – 5.05 Betway Handicap

The feature race of the day is by far the most intriguing. There are some smart types in here.

The market will rightly focus on Sir Michael Stoute's Alginak and John Gosden's GOOD TIDINGS.

Both will probably make up into animals above this grade, but it is Gosden's runner that looks the one to side with from a punters perspective.

A gelding operation should help him kick on again. He raced freely a lot of the time and if he has learnt to race better, should be capable of winning this.

A novice win at the track does nothing to dampen spirits and this looks a good race to start him off in.

He has had obvious excuses for recent defeats and a mark of 89 looks more than fair on what he has achieved. Gosden has a well-publicised great record at Newcastle and he looks the one to beat.

Alginak has only four runs to his name and looks exactly the kind of horse Stoute will bring forward this season. His novice form was only okay though and lacked consistency.

There's no doubt he improved at Kempton on his last start, but you'd like to see more before chancing him in this stronger company.

Phil Kirby runs two and his Ice Pyramid looks very interesting. I'd have him down as the threat to the selection.

This is a tougher race than he's used to, but he thrives at Newcastle and remains unexposed. His latest win was very pleasing on the eye and on the clock.

Cosmelli is another that likes the track, but he probably needs further to be seen at his best.

SELECTION: Good Tidings

DANGER: Ice Pyramid

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Race 9 – 5.40 Betway Maiden Stakes (Div I)

The first division of the Maiden is not much of a betting heat.

FRANKLY DARLING will be very short – especially if John Gosden has already had a winner – and it's hard to oppose her.

She is well-bred and finished an encouraging second on debut. She wasn't mucked around that day and this is a good opportunity to get her head in front.

Dream With Me is also-well bred and also by Frankel. He should be fit enough hailing from Mark Johnston and market support should be noted.

Sir Michael Stoute's Thibaan has a run under his belt and can't be discounted.

Flames Of York hasn't been seen since his debut last July. Karl Burke's runner looks up against it in here, but again, market support could prove critical.

NO-BET SELECTION: Frankly Darling

Race 10 – 6.15 Betway Maiden Stakes (Div II)

Again it is hard to find a concrete bet in the second division of the Maiden. Although the race makes more appeal on paper in terms of horses in the long run.

There are some nice types on paper, and plenty of them are making their first start.

Luck On Sunday cost a cool two-million euros and is a sister to the high-class Alice Springs. She will need to be forward enough and strong enough to win this on debut though.

WISE GLORY is the one I lean towards gently. He has been gelded since his debut at Beverley, where he was clearly expected to go close having been backed into the 13-8f.

The trip is an unknown being by sprint king Muharaar, but there is stamina in the family and he should be well forwards compared to some of the more inexperienced runners in here.

Valyrian Steel makes her debut and looks smart on paper for Roger Varian. Hatheem makes his debut, but for Mark Johnston.

Two other runners with a spin under their belts are Byzantine Empire and Richard Fahey's Assayer. I prefer the latter, but it'll be a watch only finale.




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Champions League referee Slavko Vincic released by cops after arrest during prostitution and drug raid at party – The Sun

SLOVENIAN referee Slavko Vincic has protested his innocence after being released following his arrest at a party as part of a probe into a prostitution and drugs ring.

The 40-year-old – who has officiated Champions League games involving Manchester City and Liverpool this season – was nicked alongside suspected ringleader Tijana Maksimovic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Maksimovic is claimed to have been apprehended trying to cross the border on a boat that was carrying three other women.

Cops held nine women and 26 men in total, and seized cocaine, weapons and cash.

Bijeljina police said: "During the search of the house and vehicles used by the suspects, 14 packages of cocaine, ten pistols, three suits of body armour, over 10,000 euros (£8,996) in various currencies, phones and laptops were found and seized."

Vincic has revealed he was invited to a business meeting in the Bosnian city of Bijeljina and just happened to be at the party by chance.

He was allowed to return home on Friday where he has stated he was questioned by officers as a witness where it transpired he knew none of the accused in the ring.

Speaking to Slovenian news outlet Vecer, Vincic said: "I found myself on this ranch by chance. I have my own company, I was in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a business meeting.


"I accepted an invitation to lunch, which turned out to be my biggest mistake. I regret it.

"I was sitting at a table with my company, all of a sudden the police came and what happened, happened.

"I have nothing to do with the group that was arrested and detained, nor do my business partners.

"Yes, they really took us to the police, asked as witnesses, when it turned out that we didn't even know them, we were able to go."

And now Vlado Sajn – the president of the Association of Football Referees of Slovenia – has come to the defence of Vincic as he declared he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

He said: "According to the information we gathered from official and unofficial sources, and last but not least from Slavko himself, he is not suspected of anything, no proceedings have been instituted against him.

"He found himself in this place at the wrong time. He was invited to a party where there was a large group of people – he did not know the vast majority.

"There was a raid, 15 people were arrested, and all the others were allegedly brought to the police station to testify as witnesses.

"Slavko is already in Slovenia. I consider this story to be a web of unfortunate circumstances."

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How to lose belly fat: Six tips to shift weight by reducing stress levels

Visceral fat is a health hazard. It’s linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and high cholesterol. What’s a good way to get rid of it?

In light of various studies, one way to reduce visceral fat levels is to minimise stress in your life.

Researchers from the University of San Francisco examined whether chronic stress could predict changes in visceral fat levels.

The 18-month observational study looked at 113 adult mothers and assessed their baseline stress and visceral fat levels.


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Visceral fat levels were measured using a ViScan AB-140.

The research team compared chronically stressed mothers – caring for a child with autism – and lower stressed mothers who had a “neurotypical” child.

Data revealed that chronically stressed mothers had greater visceral fat increases over 18 months compared to the lower stressed mothers.

The research team concluded: “High chronic stress may increase risk for visceral fat gain over time.”

Medical News Today reported that stress “plays a role in storing excess visceral fat”.

This is because a stressed person is swamped with the hormone cortisol.

The Society of Endocrinology explained that cortisol is made in the adrenal glands and released into the bloodstream.

Dietician Dina Aronson added: “Repeated elevation of cortisol can lead to weight gain.”

Although visceral fat is stored inside the body, the waistline can be revealing.

This is because some of the fat stores itself in the omentum – a flap of tissue under the muscles.

As visceral fat levels increase, the omentum becomes harder and thicker, adding inches to your waistline.

Harvard Medical School recommends using a tape measure to “keep tabs on visceral fat”.


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How to measure visceral fat

Measure the waistline at the same level as the navel.

Harvard Medical School regards a waist circumference of 35 inches or larger as a sign of excess visceral fat.

Best ways to minimise stress levels

The NHS lists how to reduce feelings of stress – thereby decreasing visceral fat levels.

First, be active. Exercise can help clear your mind, enabling you to deal with stress more effectively.

Second, take control of the problems in your life. Seek out solutions and implement them.

Third, connect with people who add to your happiness. Laughter is an excellent stress reliever.

Other stress-busting activities include making time for yourself to do what you enjoy, set new goals – such as learning a new language – and help others.

Take up volunteering roles or try to do someone a favour everyday.

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New Tottenham 2020/21 home top leaked but furious fans slam silver design as ‘awful’ – The Sun

SPURS fans are fuming at the prototype of their new 2020/21 home kit – after images of the shirt were leaked.

One fan branded it 's***' and another said it was 'awful'.

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The Nike design looks like a series of dirty marks on the white shirt meant to be silver flecks.

It has navy blue and white striped sleeves and a navy blue and yellow colour.

The leaked home shirt,  posted on Twitter by "Lilywhite_Rose", was quickly savaged by fans.

Clinicalsissoko said on Twitter: "I want to know. Whoever designs these kits. Do they sit back and be proud of s*** like this."

While 'Carl' just posed a meme of American actor Steve Carell pulling a face of disgust.

"It's awful," said Tottenhammark82 on Twitter.

Coys100 posted: "It’s a shame cause I like the collar but rest is s***."

While Aden said: "If they took the pattern onto the arm and got rid the blue it’ll be much better."

Spurs also plan a yellow away kit with a blue trim and a green third kit.

Of course, a fans' backlash has prompted a change in design in the past.

Manchester United dropped their design in May.

But at this late stage it is unlikely Tottenham chiefs will ask Nike to redesign it.

Spurs are yet to confirm their design for the new home kit for next season.

Most clubs will delay their release as the season is unlikely to start until September.


Spurs players returned to training last week ahead of the restart of the Premier League season on June 17.

Tottenham play host to boss Jose Mourinho's old club Manchester United in a crunch starter.

But they are likely to have injured quartet Harry Kane, Son Hung-min, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn all back in the side.

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England new boy Jamie Overton as fast as any bowler in country, says twin brother Craig

Jamie Overton is as quick, if not quicker, than any other England bowler, says twin brother Craig, after both were named in a 55-man training group for the summer.

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Somerset seamer Craig has played four Tests – three of them in Ashes series – and a solitary one-day international for England but fellow paceman Jamie is yet to be capped and has seen his progress affected by injuries.

Jamie’s prospects of a debut were boosted on Friday, though, when he was included in an enlarged pool of players and Craig feels his sibling’s speed could be a huge asset.

“From a distance, it looks to me as though Jamie is bowling rockets in the nets,” Craig told the ECB Reporters’ Network after the bowlers in England’s group resumed individual training at their counties.

“Despite his past injury problems, he is capable of bowling as fast or faster than anyone in the country.

“I’m not looking forward to facing him in the nets when that becomes possible. Every team in the world wants a genuinely quick seam bowler and Jamie fits that bill.

“He has been really unfortunate with injuries but his back problems appear over and, although he had ankle surgery at the end of last season, he had played in a lot of the games.

“Our aim since schooldays has been to both play for England and I firmly believe it will happen.”

Six Somerset players have been named in England’s training group, with Jamie and Craig joined by spinners Jack Leach and Dom Bess, all-rounder Lewis Gregory and batsman Tom Banton.

Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman James Bracey has also been selected, having scored over 650 runs last term to help his side earn promotion to County Championship Division One.

Bracey scored two half-centuries for England Lions on their successful tour of Australia over the winter, a trip Craig was part of.

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Want to start a YouTube channel? Why the Sony ZV-1 camera could be the ideal tool

If you want to become the next YouTube sensation, Sony may have just the thing to get your new career off to the perfect start. The Japanese technology firm has just announced the launch of its new ZV-1 camera, which has been designed and built specifically to help Vloggers produce perfect online videos.

Sony says huge numbers of budding YouTubers continue to shoot their amateur movies or vlogs using the front-facing camera on their smartphones, which often means the quality isn’t all that.

That’s why the company decided to create the all-new Sony ZV-1 which comes packed with features to help produce more engaging content that will look pin-sharp on your viewers’ 4K TVs at home.

First up, this camera has been designed to be incredibly simple to use. Most Vloggers work alone and don’t have a production team to help shoot their videos so making it easy to use is vital to its success.

The ZV-1 comes with simple and easy to find controls – plus there’s a screen which pops out and flips 180 degrees so you can see how your framing and lighting looks.


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Another nice feature of this camera is that it always prioritises your face making sure your mug is constantly in focus and perfectly lit no matter what the conditions. And if you want to look beautiful for your audience, advanced colour science has been re-engineered to optimise skin tones. This tech helps create a smooth and natural complexion, while also maintaining sharp images of the mouth and eyes in both videos and stills.

To add even more style to your content the ZV-1 offers a simple solution to easily switch between two levels of background blur (bokeh) while recording.

Using the new Bokeh Switch function, you can rapidly adjust the optical aperture between more and less background defocusing blur without losing focus on your face.

Of course, most Vloggers like to talk a lot and Sony’s camera has made sure every word is heard thanks to some impressive mics.

The ZV-1’s onboard mic features Sony’s latest Directional 3-capsule Mic which was designed for forward-directional audio capture, allowing for clear capture of the subject’s voice while minimising background noise, especially when operating in selfie mode.

The ZV-1 is also supplied with a wind screen accessory to minimise wind interference. If you want to film product reviews, Sony has also including more intelligent autofocus. This means when you hold something in front of the lens it makes sure that becomes sharp before focusing back on your face when you remove the item from the shot.

Other nice extras include 4K recording, advanced image stabilisation and full connectivity making it simple to share content. Along with the camera, Sony is also releasing a bunch of accessories including a Shooting Grip to help improve the overall experience

The ZV-1 arrives next month and costs £700.

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Niall Horan health: Singer’s debilitating struggles he has endured since his youth

Niall Horan, 26, was just a young boy with big dreams when he auditioned for a place on The X Factor. The Irish singer had no idea how his life would change when after his successful audition he was paired up with four other star-eyed boys to form a pop group. And the rest, as they say, was history. One Direction hit a massive hiatus soon after the competition, signing a record deal with Capitol Records and churned out hits after hits, becoming a legend in his own right and admired by teens girls across the world. However, all was not as it seemed, and Niall revealed a disorder he suffered from which made life, at times, unbearable for him.


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Niall spoke to German magazine Zeit Leo and said: “I have mild obsessive-compulsive disorder, that’s what doctors call it.

“That is, I feel I have to do things in a certain way.”

Niall said he had developed the disorder in his childhood, which caused him to feel extremely isolated at times.

The singer shared how his anxious feelings and mental health issues sometimes affects his performances.

In 2017, Niall said he gets a “little anxious” about his on-stage performances and how the struggle to always appear confident and in control can at times be trying.

Niall spoke to Teen Vogue and explained how his OCD causes “tics” or he has the need to complete certain behaviours in a particular way.

Niall said: “I feel like I have to do things in a certain way.

“For example, if I have a burger with chips on my plate, I always have to eat the chips first and only pick up the burger at the very end.

“There are other tics in my life and even when I go on stage, I only have one fixed sequence, I always have to sing in the same order, move and so on.”

What is OCD

The NHS explained: “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

“OCD can affect men, women and children.

“Some people start having symptoms early, often around puberty, but it usually starts during early adulthood.

“OCD can be distressing and significantly interfere with your life, but treatment can help you to keep it under control.”


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Treatment for OCD

“The treatment recommended will depend on how much it’s affecting your life.

“The two main treatments are psychological therapy or medicine,” said the NHS.

“A short course of therapy is usually recommended for relatively mild OCD.

“These treatments can be very effective, but its important to be aware that it can take several months before you notice the benefit.”

For Niall, breathing techniques has helped him cope with his symptoms of OCD.

Known as box breathing which is process where a person takes a deep breath in for four seconds, breathes out for four seconds, and then hold the breath for four seconds, and repeat as necessary.

Niall said he’s learned to not be ashamed of his tics and that mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of.

“I live with them and they’re mine no matter what others think about it,” he said

“I’m just like – what the hell!”

If you or someone you know may be suffering with mental health issues its important to speak to your GP about the best form of treatment moving forward and to know that its nothing to be ashamed about.

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