Joshua Vs Parker

Anthony Joshua will face off with Joseph Parker on the 31st March 2018. They will fight in the Principality Staduim in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua has had twenty fights and won every single one by knock out. Parker has had twenty four fights and has won all of them, winning by knock out in 18 of them. Joshua will be putting all three of his titles on the line (the IBF, WBA (super), IBO) whereas Parker will be putting his only title on the line (WBO).

Joshua wanted to fight Parker as it is his chance to combine four titles. However Parker has a good opportunity as if he gets an upset win against Joshua He will have all four titles.

On this card there are also six other fights  including Alexander Polvetkin vs David Prince, Ryan Burnett vs Yonfrez Parejo and Josh Kelly vs Carlos Molina.

I asked the general public who they think would win and on average the public said that they thought that Joshua would win by knock out. But some people did say that Joshua would win by decision which would end Joshua’s undefeated reign of the super heavyweight division. One other person said that they thought that Parker would win by decision.

Once the event has finished, the question is, what will Joshua and Parker want to do? Joshua will probably want to go on to fight Deontay Wilder because of their altercation on twitter and Wilder’s comments after fights calling out Joshua. Parker may go on to fight Lucas Browne as when the fight hadn’t been confirmed, Parker’s teams backup to the Joshua fight was to set up a fight with Browne.

Now we have sixteen days until the fight, Joshua has a 1/6 betting odds whereas Parker have a 1/13. Who do you think will win?

Russian Spy Poisoning, Threats from the UK?

The UK are to expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury.

The PM stated that the diplomats have one week to leave and were identified as ‘undeclared intelligence officers.’

The UK told the united nations that the Russians had used a “weapon so horrific that it is banned in war.”

Russia denies all allegations of attempted murder and says they will respond appropriately.

Sergi Skripal, 66 and Yulia Skripal, 33 are in a critical condition after the Russian nerve attack. They were found slumped on a bench near the Maltings shopping centre, Salisbury on 4th March 2018.

A police officer is also critically ill after caring for the two. The officer now remains in hospital, while another is being treated as an outpatient.

The chemical used in the horrific attack has been identified as being part of a group of nerve agents developed in Russia known as ‘Novichok.’

How did it start?

It first started when Yulia Skripal flew to London’s Heathrow Airport on a flight from Russia at about 14:40 GMT on the 3rd March 2018.

Then on the 4th of March, at roughly 13:40 GMT, Mr Skripal and his daughter (Yulia) arrived at the Sainsbury’s upper lever car park in Salisbury city centre.

Police say that the pair went to the Bishop’s Mill pub before going to Zizzi restaurant from 14:20-15:35. Victims of the attack include 38 members of the public who have been treated in hospital, of the 38, 34 have been discharged.

Everyone has been discharged but Mr Skripal, Yulia Skripal and Detective Sgt Bailey remain in hospital with one outpatient being monitored but not showing any signs of exposure.

The investigation still continues.

by Luke

Image by Ben

Deadly urge for fame makes YouTubers do crazy things.

Monalisa Perez, a mother of two from the USA, has to serve a 180-day jail term for an attempted viral youtube stunt gone wrong. Her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz thought of the stunt to fire a gun at him from a foot away while he held a 1.5-inch thick book which he thought would shield him. However, the bullet pierced through the book fatally injuring Ruiz. She now faces 10 days in prison, 10 days out for 6 months amounting to 90 days in jail. The last 90 days can be served in home confinement.

She has also been banned from owning firearms and can’t make financial gain from the case. The Norman County Attorney James Brue said, “the reality [is] that this foolish stunt was dreamed up, planned and executed by Pedro Ruiz, and the defendant wrongfully and tragically relied on his assurances that the stunt was safe.”

But, this isn’t the first time a YouTuber has done something outrageous for views. A couple of months ago, Logan Paul went into the Japanese suicide forest and took videos of a dead body for all to see.

There was a huge backlash from the internet as many thought that this was disrespectful, he then took down the video.

By Madison and Simmone – Correspondents for the General News section.

“Has America Hacked the Russian Election?”

В воскресенье, 18 марта 2018 года, состоятся президентские выборы в России. Вероятно, это один из самых ожидаемых и популярных российских выборов на сегодняшний день. почему? С тех пор, как американские выборы в 2016 году, было высказано предположение, что Россия «взломала» выборы. Популярная теория о том, что Путин и Трумп сотрудничает, чтобы обеспечить свою политическую позицию. В прошлом Путину удалось занять более высокие позиции на протяжении последних 20 лет. Другие кандидаты, которые бегут, – Павел Грудинин (представляющий коммунистическую часть) и Владимир Жириновский (представляющий ЛДПР). Независимо от того, сохраняет ли Путин свой титул, все зависит от результатов в воскресенье. История, написанная и переведенная Гарри, при содействии Джо и Джоша

Sridevi’s Death

Sridevi was born on the 13th August 1963. Her husband is called Boney Kapoor. She has 2 children: Khan I and Khushi. She is a very well known actress who has been in many movies such as Khuda Gawah, Judaai, Moondram Pirai and many more.

Died: 24th February 2018
Where: Dubai, United Arab emirates
Cause of death: Drowning

Sridevi died from an accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel in Dubai where she was attending her nephew’s wedding. She was found in the hotel bathroom by her husband Boney.

People became suspicious as blood tests found alcohol in her system. But she never drank hard liquor so how did it get into her system?

Her ashes have since been scattered in two separate places in the Indian Ocean at a beach in Rameshwaram Tamil Nudu; and in the Ganges river.

There has been confusion on what actually happened since there is no clear or consistent evidence. Some suspect she could have been murdered but there is no proper evidence to prove it so the story of her becoming unconscious and drowning was the only one that came close to having the best evidence.

The MEA denies any foul play in the actors demise.

VAR, The Story So Far.

VAR has been through a roller coaster of praise and criticism as the controversial system carries on into the World Cup.

VAR also known as Video Assistant Referee is a system which assists the officials during a match, another referee from the league will be in a control room and will point out anything the referee on the ground might not be able to see. VAR can be used in the following situations:
•Disallowed goals
•Penalty Decisions
•DIRECT Red Card (Can’t be used in second yellow card decisions)
•Mistaken Identity (If the referee punishes the incorrect player)

There have been multiple controversial moments in VAR’s short time in the Premier League, such as, in Chelsea’s FA Cup game against Norwich in the late minutes of Extra Time there was a penalty shout that was checked by VAR and was deemed to have been a dive which Willian got a yellow card for, the controversy came from the fact that the video was showing clear contact from Norwich defender Timm Klose. Chelsea could’ve won that game instead of going to Penalties. Chelsea won on penalties, but this still doesn’t hide the fact that the Referee of that game should’ve viewed the footage.

VAR also has a silver lining though because history was made in Leicester City’s FA Cup fixture against Fleetwood when Kelechi Iheanacho’s strike to score in the seventy seventh minute was disallowed by an offside decision, VAR’s “parallel line” decision feature for offside calls was used to overturn the offside call and award the goal, this was the first time in the Premier League that VAR awarded a goal that wouldn’t have been given without it.

Report made by Joe.

Tracing the sickle cell disease back to one child.


Did one mutation cause sickle cell disease?

New research suggests that the history of sickle-cell disease goes back to a mutation in just one person.

In the Sahara desert, a child was born with increased immunity to malaria, which was important because at the time, in this part of Africa it was wet and rainy and covered with forest.

These conditions are perfect for mosquitoes which also carry malaria, a disease that these days kills one child every two minutes.

With a better chance against an illness that is a major killer, this child with the genetic mutation lived a reasonably healthy life and even had children. Those children spread out, all strengthened with extra defences against malaria and living for longer, and their descendants around the world still have those extra defences today, more than 250 generations later.

But here’s the bad part, if both your parents have that gene mutation, you can end up with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease brings severe pain and other complications to its patients.

The symptoms include shortness of breath, strokes and vision problems. Also, people who inherit the gene from both parents do not have its protection against malaria.

By Jack and Ben – Correspondents for the General News section

A Hero Has Passed

At 3:00AM Wednesday 14th March 2018, a sad story shook the world. World renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking was declared dead in his home in Cambridge by his doctor. Stephen Hawking was known for his impeccable theories surrounding black holes and also how he continued to persevere in his efforts even after his diagnosis of motor neurone disease where he was told that he only had 2 years remaining of his life.
He was both a genius and a hero who inspired many to continue in their scientific efforts for the benefit of mankind, despite him being practically paralysed. During his life he published several books on his theories and was also temporarily a professor at Cambridge. Later on in his life the biography: “The Theory Of Everything” was written and published as a film. He also made predictions on what would become of earth in the years to come. If you would like to read more go to the BBC website here:
However his death was not in vein, he managed to live 27.5 times his expectancy after his diagnosis 55 years before until he sadly passed of natural causes at the age of 76. His legacy has went on as on the day of his death, motor neurone disease charities crashed from the mass amount of donations they were supplied with in his honour.
Written by Harry , and helped by Joe

Car driven by ‘Homer Simpson’ has been seized.


Would you be surprised if you were handed this?

On Sunday night, Thames Valley Police pulled a motorist over in Milton Keynes but to their surprise, they were handed a licence with Homer Simpson’s details on.

The police said, in addition to the driver’s fake licence, the car was not insured so it was seized by officers.

This also prompted a number of “D’oh” comments from Twitter followers. “Looks legit. Is it the signature you’re suspecting?” wrote one.

Also, another person wrote: “Now, the question is, did you ask for a valid driving licence, or just a driving licence, because to be fair, that is a driving licence.”

Police said the driver was reported to court for both offences.

By Jack and Ben – Correspondents for the General News section



Gold for Team GB

British sailors, Giles Scott (Finn), Alison Young (Laser Radial) and Luke Patience and Chris Grube (420) bring home three gold medals. Scott began the day with an astonishing and nearly unstoppable 19-point lead. Scott showed no sign of letting off and claimed his gold medal in his first world cup race since the Olympics.

Alison Young had an advantage of 5 points and a second place in the medal race was enough to assure her victory and another medal for GB.
Like the rest of the team, Patience and Grube completely dominated the regatta with an impressive 17-point lead before entering Sunday’s races.
However, European champion Nick Thompson received a bronze medal for his efforts after German rival Phillip Buhl overtook him.