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Rugby league star Johnson reveals he lost a TESTICLE after it exploded in an unusual incident at the training ground

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Rugby League Star Johnson Reveals He Lost A Testicle After It Exploded In An Unusual Incident At The Training Ground

JACK JOHNSON rewrites the adage ‘playing rugby league needs balls of steel’ after suffering a painful injury with just one left.

The Newcastle Thunder player was hospitalized after a testicle exploded in training.

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Johnson confirmed his injury on social media and joked he would return “a little lighter”.
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The winger suffered the agonizing issue during Thursday’s session with the Championship Club.

And after being taken to hospital, the 23-year-old had it removed.

Johnson betrayed on Friday: “What a lot of assholes.

“Not my greatest Thursday ever when old testicle exploded while working out. Had it removed last night.

“Will be back soon, just a little lighter and as the saying goes, rugby league wins again.”

Despite his pain and the surgery, Johnson sees the funny side of his problem.

He even had a cheeky question about his trauma.

He added, perhaps hopefully: “PS does the swelling stay? I’m asking for a friend.”

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Johnson was a tryscorer in the Newcastle Thunder’s 24-24 draw with Dewsbury last weekend.

And the wing will soon be in action again, albeit without his left testicle.

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Social investment platform eToro to acquire fintech start-up Gatsby for $50 million – TechCrunch

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Multi-asset social investment network and Robinhood competitor eToro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gatsby – a fintech startup that also aimed to take on Robinhood – for $50 million in cash and common stock. OK.

Israel-based eToro told TechCrunch this week that it had just received FINRA approval, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, to pursue the acquisition. The company filed an initial application for regulatory approval in December 2021.

Jeff Myers and Ryan Belanger-Saleh co-founded Gatsby, a commission-free options and stock trading app aimed at young traders, in 2018. The pair previously had a successful exit on Dealtable.com, a trading platform social data.

TechCrunch reported on the New York-based startup $10 million Series A raise in mid-March 2021. Backers include Techstars Ventures, Beta Bridge Capital, Barclays Bank, SWS Venture Capital, Rosecliff Ventures, a network of “super angels” placed by ClearList and an oversubscribed SeedInvest campaign.

Gatsby’s target customers are Gen Z and Millennials, and he told me he aims to give people “a safe and fair platform to trade on without users having to worry about getting on above their heads or being kicked out of the names when volatility increases”. Its application was launched on iOS and Android in early 2020.

The company’s entire 20-person team will join eToro.

Yoni Assia, CEO and co-founder of eToro, told TechCrunch that buying would allow his company to expand the range of its US product, which is now focused on equities and crypto.

“The integration of Gatsby will allow us to provide US users with a safe and easy way to trade options, and give them more flexibility to use new strategies,” Assia said. “We believe that options can provide retail investors with opportunities to generate returns in today’s more challenging market environment. Growing our business in the United States is a key objective and we are delighted to partner with the Gatsby team. »

The exit certainly seems like a good result for Gatsby and his investors.

Gatsby co-founder Jeff Myers told TechCrunch the startup isn’t “intend to end Gatsby’s story for the time being.

“But the compatibility of product and vision between Gatsby and eToro was undeniable,” he said. “We have long admired Yoni and the team he has built and are excited to continue our journey with eToro.

Ryan Belanger-Saleh, co-CEO of Gatsby, echoed Myers’ sentiments.

“They really were the pioneers of social investing and we always thought of them as the cool older brother we’d love to hang out with,” he said in a written statement.

EToro has experienced impressive growth in recent years. The company currently has over 30 million registered users located in over 100 countries. That is 10 million at the end of 2018, 12.3 million at the end of 2019, 17.5 million at the end of 2020 and 26.9 million at the end of 2021. Its number of funded accounts amounts to more than 2.7 million.

The company generated total commissions of $1.2 billion in 2021, a growth of more than 400% compared to 2019, according to Assia.

For his part, Gatsby says he has seen around 900% growth in his average month-over-month options contract volumes since the start of 2020.

The acquisition marks eToro’s fourth major acquisition since its inception in 2007. It previously acquired an investment tracking app Delta; Mark Millions Ltd.a UK-based e-money company that helped her create and launch eToro Money, his electronic money account; and firmo, a smart contracts/blockchain company that became eToro Labs, the fintech’s in-house blockchain innovation and R&D unit.

In March 2021, eToro announced plans to go public through a merger with SPAC FinTech Acquisition Corp. V in a massive $10.4 billion deal. While the transaction was expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, eToro announced in July that the deal had been terminated.

“Due to current market conditions, we remain private,” Assia told TechCrunch. “We continue to view becoming a public company as part of eToro’s future and will wait for the right opportunity to take this next step.

Mergers and acquisitions in the fintech world are on the decline, so the eToro/Gatsby deal is a bright spot in a year full of ups and downs.

Meanwhile, Robinhood shares have taken a hit lately and the company has fired about 1,000 people since the beginning of the year. At press time, the company was trading around $10.90 after-hours trading, significantly below its 52-week high of $52.06.

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British man in court for threatening to ‘kill the Queen’ with crossbow

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British Man In Court For Threatening To 'Kill The Queen' With Crossbow

LONDON — A man who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow told police he wanted to “kill the Queen”, prosecutors told a hearing on Wednesday.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, is charged under the Treason Act with intending “to injure the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II or to alarm her Majesty”. He was also charged with death threats and possession of an offensive weapon.

Chail was arrested at the royal residence in west London on Christmas Day 2021, when the Queen was staying there.

Prosecutors allege the former supermarket worker from Southampton, southern England, wore a balaclava and mask and carried a loaded crossbow without the safety catch.

They say he told a policeman “I’m here to kill the queen”, before being handcuffed and arrested.

Prosecutor Kathryn Selby said the Supersonic X-Bow weapon allegedly carried by Chail had the potential to cause “serious or fatal injury”.

Prosecution lawyers argue Chail wanted revenge on the British establishment for his treatment of Indians and sent a video to around 20 people claiming he was going to murder the Queen.

To be closer to the royal family, he had tried to join the British army and the Ministry of Defense police, according to prosecutors.

Chail appeared remotely for Wednesday’s hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London from Broadmoor, a high security psychiatric hospital.

He was not asked to enter a plea and was held until his next court appearance on September 14.

The allegations against him are not being treated as a “terrorism offence”, Selby said.

Charges under the Treason Act 1842 are rare. In 1981, Marcus Sarjeant was charged under the law after shooting the Queen blank as she rode a horse in the Trooping the Color parade in London. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The last person to be convicted under the separate and more serious Treason Act of 1351 was William Joyce, a World War II Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw. He was hanged for high treason in 1946.

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Yoán Moncada comes through again as the Chicago White Sox rally to beat the Houston Astros 4-3: ‘Huge series against a great team’

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Yoán Moncada Comes Through Again As The Chicago White Sox Rally To Beat The Houston Astros 4-3: ‘Huge Series Against A Great Team’

Yoán Moncada stepped out of the box after time was called in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros.

Tuesday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field was tied and the go-ahead run was in scoring position.

The Chicago White Sox third baseman had been in a similar situation before. One night earlier, to be exact.

“I went there just trying to make contact with the ball, trying to have a good pitch to swing at and to have contact,” Moncada said through an interpreter.

For the second consecutive game, Moncada came through with a single to center. Pinch runner Adam Engel scored from third to give the Sox the lead in a 4-3 victory in front of 23,476.

“To be able to come through in those situations is special,” Moncada said. “Those are the situations where the game is on the line, and being able to produce there definitely makes you feel good.”

The Sox pulled off an impressive comeback win against the reigning American League champions for the second straight night to extend their winning streak to five. They remain tied for second in the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins, but both teams moved within one game of the first-place Cleveland Guardians.

The Sox won 4-2 on Monday as Moncada broke a 2-all tie with a two-out, two-run single to center in the eighth on the first pitch of his at-bat against Rafael Montero.

Tuesday, he took a ball against Héctor Neris and, after the brief pause, hit the second pitch into center to bring home Engel.

“That brings out the best in him,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “He’s great in that situation.”

Tuesday’s game began with the buzz of two AL Cy Young Award candidates starting in the Sox’s Dylan Cease and the Astros’ Justin Verlander.

Cease allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks in five innings.

“It wasn’t my sharpest outing, but it was close enough to keep us in it and then everyone else picked me up,” Cease said.

It’s the first time he allowed at least two earned runs in a start since May 24, when he gave up seven against the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday’s start ended a record stretch of 14 in a row in which he allowed one earned run or none.

“He wasn’t sharp, but if he doesn’t compete like he did, the comeback is not possible against Verlander,” La Russa said. “It’s a different kind of pat on the back. Five innings, he gutted it out.”

The Sox trailed 3-1 in the seventh when Gavin Sheets pinch-hit for Lenyn Sosa with runners on first and second and one out.

Sheets smacked a double to right. Josh Harrison and Seby Zavala scored to tie the game.

Sheets said he was thinking “get (Verlander) in the zone.”

“The main thing, first and second I want to get the ball in the air,” Sheets said. “I didn’t want to hit something on the ground and get a double play. I figured that was his main goal right there to get me on the ground. He went to the breaking ball and my main thought was get something in the air and get something in the strike zone.

“I was able to do that and I was just hoping Seby was going to score.”

Verlander allowed three runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and a walk in seven innings.

The Sox got to the Astros bullpen again, and Liam Hendriks pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five games and his 27th of the season.

Sheets said the last couple of victories show the Sox have “a lot of fight.”

“We are a good team, that’s the biggest thing,” he said. “Everybody in here believes and knows it. We can feel the crowd support. We can feel the energy and it’s exciting.”

The Sox are a season-high five games over .500 and playing some of their best baseball at a crucial time.

“Every win is important,” Sheets said. “But it’s the time of the season where it’s the push, the sprint. The season is a marathon, but at this point it’s a sprint to the finals, to the playoffs. We are going to do everything we can.

“This is a huge series against a great team. We are going to focus one day at a time.”

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Tracy Hancock, Colorado native and Olympic wrestler, among WWE’s latest recruiting classes

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A Colorado native and member of the US Olympic wrestling team is looking to translate his talents into the squared circle.

Tracy Hancock, who competed in the men’s Greco-Roman event in the 97-kilogram weight class in Tokyo, is among 17 aspiring wrestling rookies announced Tuesday who will join the WWE Performance Center.

RELATED: G’Angelo Hancock’s meteoric rise to stardom in Greco-Roman wrestling makes the Fountain native a gold medal contender at the Tokyo Olympics.

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UK to compensate people infected through tainted blood transfusions

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Around 2,400 people have died after being infected with tainted blood. (Representative)

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Thousands of people in Britain infected with HIV and hepatitis C through tainted blood transfusions will receive compensation decades after the scandal, the British government announced on Wednesday.

The £100,000 ($121,000) payment to each victim is interim after Brian Langstaff, the chairman of a public inquiry into the long-running scandal, last month recommended making immediate payments before waiting conclusion of an ongoing investigation.

The former High Court judge said ‘the moral justification for compensation is beyond doubt’.

The government said tax-free payments to survivors of the scandal and bereaved partners among the thousands believed to have died from tainted blood would be made by the end of October.

Thousands of people with hemophilia contracted hepatitis C and HIV after receiving blood transfusions, mostly from the United States, through the state’s National Health Service (NHS) in the 1970s. 1980 and 1990.

Due to a shortage of blood products in Britain, the NHS purchased much of its stock from US suppliers whose donors, including prisoners and other groups at high risk of infection, had been paid for their blood.

An estimated 2,400 patients died after being infected with contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s.

A previous inquiry concluded in 2009 found ministers should have acted sooner to make Britain’s blood supplies more self-sufficient to reduce reliance on imports.

He also called for compensation for those affected.

A 2017 High Court ruling allowed victims and their families to seek damages through the UK court system.

In a statement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged that “nothing can compensate for the pain and suffering endured by those affected by this tragic injustice”.

But he added that the government was ‘taking action to give rights to victims and those who have tragically lost their partners by ensuring they receive these interim payments as soon as possible’.

However, campaigners said the announcement failed to acknowledge most of the family members affected by the scandal, who will be deprived of this round of interim payments.

When the public inquiry concludes next year, it is expected to make final recommendations on compensation for this wider group of people, including bereaved parents and children of victims.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Pennsylvania hummingbird rattles the doorbell camera

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A Pennsylvania hummingbird made a surprise appearance on a doorbell camera. The curious bird can be seen buzzing in the frame and then heading straight for the camera (watch the video above). The camera’s microphone captured the rapid buzz of the bird’s wings. WGAL viewer Kelly Kauffman shared the video with WGAL on uLocal, saying the bird is “one of the cutest visitors I’ve had on my doorstep.” We have to agree! Join Our Facebook GroupuLocal Central Pennsylvania is a place where you can enjoy compelling and interesting photography and video of the Susquehanna Valley. Whether you want to share your photos and videos or just enjoy some of the amazing photographs your friends and neighbors share, our new Facebook group is a place to breathe and experience the unique place where we live and work. Click through the slideshow below below to enjoy more beautiful uLocal photography. If you’re not on Facebook, you can also share photos with us via uLocal here.

A Pennsylvania hummingbird made a surprise appearance on a doorbell camera.

The curious bird can be seen buzzing in the frame and then heading straight for the camera (watch the video above). The camera’s microphone captured the vivid buzz of the bird’s wings.

WGAL viewer Kelly Kauffman shared the video with WGAL on uLocal, saying the bird is “one of the cutest visitors I’ve had on my doorstep.”

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Whether you want to share your photos and videos or just enjoy the incredible photographs your friends and neighbors share, our new Facebook group is a place to breathe and experience the unique place where we live and work.

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