Seahawks training camp position preview: Offensive line

The Seahawks kick off training camp on July 25 and there’s plenty to sort out in the weeks leading up to the August 31 roster cutdown deadline. Today’s position preview focuses on the offensive line, which will look to build on one its strongest season in years. Clayton: Bobby Wagner’s plan poised to pay off in contract negotiations Key contributors Four of five starters will return in 2019, including (from left to right) Duane Brown, Justin Britt, D.J. Fluker and Germain Ifedi. Left tackle Duane Brown enters 2019 as the Seahawks’ top-rated offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus, earning an overall grade of 81.5 in 1,067 snaps. According to the… Read More

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Boris Johnson is planning an early general election to beat Jeremy Corbyn

Boris Johnson wants to hold an early general election while Jeremy Corbyn is still leader of the opposition Labour party, according to The Times. ‘There’s a desire to get this done while Corbyn is still around,’ the Times newspaper quoted one senior figure in his campaign as saying. Johnson is favourite to replace Theresa May as prime minister next week when the results of the Conservative leadership contest are announced. A spokesman for Johnson insisted: ‘There are no plans for an election before 2022. The focus is on winning the leadership campaign.’ LONDON — Boris Johnson’s team wants to hold an early general election to exploit an “utterly divided” Labour… Read More

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Here’s what 5 experts told us about the $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a boat owned by JPMorgan

We spoke to the author of “Narconomics” and other experts about the estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine found on a ship owned by JPMorgan. They said the drugs are probably worth less than $500 million, and the smugglers may have used a high-profile boat to avoid suspicion. The smugglers probably paid off authorities, and US officials potentially blew their chance to catch them by seizing the drugs in Philadelphia. View Markets Insider’s homepage for more stories. An estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine was recently found on the MSC Gayane, a container ship operated by Mediterranean Shipping Co. and owned by JPMorgan. The boat was traveling from Chile to… Read More

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A new Remain alliance believes it can stop Brexit and form Britain’s next government

A new alliance of pro-Remain MPs could form the next government, according to founder Heidi Allen. The independent MP launched “Unite to Remain” last week. The plan is for its members — the Liberal Democrats, Green Party, Change UK, and Plaid Cymru — to work together in seats across the country at the next election. Allen said the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming prime minister and delivering Brexit was “concentrating minds” of MPs. “This is a real moment in time for MPs to stand up and be counted,” she told Business Insider. Allen has already had a number of conversations with the Electoral Commission about how Unite to Remain will… Read More

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What happened when King Charles I prorogued parliament

Description Charles I in Three Positions by Anthonis van Dyck Credits Wikimedia Commons Alt Text Charles I Spectre of the 17th-century monarch evoked as Boris Johnson threatens to suspend the Commons In Depth Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 9:03am Charles I is relevant again today – 370 years after his execution. Responding to the suggestion that Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson may be willing to prorogue (suspend) parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit, former UK prime minister John Major recently evoked the spectre of the 17th-century monarch, ominously remarking that such a move “didn’t end well” for Charles I in the 1640s. And Major isn’t alone. Others… Read More

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Kroenke fights back amid open warfare at Arsenal

Description Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke attended the FA Cup final win against Chelsea in 2017 Credits Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Stan Kroenke Arsenal takeover Owner and his son insist that they want what’s best for the Gunners, as fans call for change One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 8:34am The son of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has spoken of the family’s commitment to the club in the face of growing concern among fans that the American owners are mismanaging the Gunners. On Monday an open letter from 14 supporters groups was published, in which Arsenal fans told Kroenke they felt marginalised and demanded that the US billionaire… Read More

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Elon Musk’s company Neuralink plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe and easy as LASIK eye surgery

Elon Musk on Tuesday announced in a livestream that his neuro technology startup Neuralink hopes to begin implanting devices into human minds as early as next year. Musk has invested $100 million into the secretive company — which hopes to achieve a “symbiosis with artificial intelligence” — since its founding in 2016, according to the New York Times. Musk explained that the Neuralink system would allow for a tiny chip, known as a brain-machine interface, to be implanted into the minds of willing subjects. The chip would be capable of stimulating the brain’s neurons using tiny flexible threads of electrodes and individual electrode thread would be inserted using a precision… Read More

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Premier League transfer news: Trippier, Alves, Koscielny, Cabellos, Maguire

Description Kieran Trippier celebrates scoring England’s goal in the 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia Credits Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Kieran Trippier Spurs transfer news Spurs defender set for move to Spain, as Gunners line up £200k a week veteran One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – 8:21am Trippier to Spain Kieran Trippier is edging closer to Atletico Madrid, says Sky Sports and the Tottenham defender is shortly due to undergo a medical with the Spanish outfit. Several clubs have been chasing the seasoned international, with Napoli, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Manchester United all namechecked as suitors. But Sky Sports says Atletico Madrid are confident that they can seal… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 17 Jul 2019

US House condemns Trump’s ‘go back’ tweets The US House of Representatives last night voted to condemn President Donald Trump for telling four congresswomen of colour to “go back” to the countries of their ancestry. Four Republicans joined 235 Democrats to vote for a resolution denouncing Trump’s tweeted “racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred”. Detained British-Iranian woman ‘in psychiatric ward’ Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for alleged spying, has been moved to a psychiatric ward. The 40-year-old mother-of-one, who has been imprisoned since 2016, went on hunger strike for 15 days last month. Her husband did the same in the UK. ‘facing homeless old age’… Read More

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Elon Musk takes the wraps off Neuralink brain probe after tests with rats

An illustration shows how electrodes could be implanted in a patient’s brain, with wires running under the scalp to a device surgically implanted behind the ear. (Neuralink Illustration) Two years after word emerged that tech billionaire Elon Musk was backing a company called Neuralink, the secretive brain-link venture opened up about its progress, including tests of a robotic “sewing machine” that has wired up rat brains with threadlike sensors. During tonight’s presentation at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Musk and other company executives said they’d seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration to start wiring up human test subjects as early as next year. And they’re… Read More

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