Carlo Ancelotti: Everton manager accused of tax fraud by Madrid prosecutors

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has been accused by prosecutors in Spain of not paying 1m euros (£904,000) in taxes.

The charge relates to tax due for image rights earnings during the Italian’s time as Real Madrid boss in 2014-15.

The Madrid Community Prosecutor’s office claims the 61-year-old concealed revenues “intending to avoid his tax duties towards the public treasury with no justification”.

Ancelotti is yet to respond and Everton said they have no comment to make.

The Toffees played their first game since the Premier League’s restart against Liverpool on Sunday, drawing 0-0 at Goodison Park.

Ancelotti, a former Italy international, took charge of the Merseyside club in 2019 after a year at Serie A side Napoli.

Meanwhile, Everton’s Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg will join Ajax in August on a free transfer.

The 37-year-old, who played for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final, is returning to the club where he made his debut in 2002 and has signed a one-year deal.

Stekelenburg, who also played for Fulham and Southampton, will stay at Everton until the end of the Premier League season.

He has been at Everton for the past four seasons, mostly as a back-up keeper, playing 26 times.

Dimitrov, Coric get coronavirus after ‘reckless’ charity event

Top tennis players Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric have tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a charity event organised by men’s top-ranked player Novak Djokovic.

Bulgarian Dimitrov pulled out of the regional exhibition tournament – which had sparked criticism for lack of safety precautions – in Croatia on Saturday following his opening singles match against Croatian Coric, after feeling unwell.

The event’s Sunday final was cancelled as a result.

“I want to … let my fans and friends know that I tested positive … for COVID-19,” Dimitrov wrote on Instagram on Sunday.

“I am so sorry for any harm I might have caused … Thanks for your support and please stay safe and healthy.”

Coric, who beat Dimitrov handily on Saturday, revealed on Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 as well.

Fans who had gathered to watch the final between Djokovic and Russia’s Andrey Rublev on Sunday broke into jeers as the cancellation was announced courtside.

“Unfortunately, we had to make the decision as we don’t want anybody else to catch the virus,” said Goran Ivanisevic, director of the tour’s Zadar leg and Djokovic’s coach, who made the announcement.

Djokovic’s younger brother Djordje, the director of the series, said everyone who has been in contact with Dimitrov would be tested for COVID-19.

“After receiving the news, we took all the measures stipulated by the Croatian government and everyone who has had any contact with Grigor will be tested,” he said in a courtside interview on Sunday.

With the professional tennis tour suspended until mid-August because of the coronavirus pandemic, some big names, including world number three Dominic Thiem, former US Open champion Marin Cilic and Germany’s Alexander Zverev, were competing in the Adria Tour – a four-weekend regional tournament.

With both Serbia and Croatia easing lockdown measures weeks before the event, players were not obliged to observe physical distancing in either country and embraced at the net at the end of their matches.

Thiem won the opening leg in Belgrade, where a capacity 4,000 crowd turned up each day at Djokovic’s tennis centre by the Danube river.

Fans in Croatia, however, were subject to distancing rules, meaning the 9,000-capacity Visnjik tennis complex was only half-full for the event.

10 Things You May Think Are Healthy, But Probably Aren’t

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Source:  Alanna Ketler

1. Antibacterial Soap & Hand Sanitizer

Many people are under the impression that using antibacterial soap will prevent them from getting sick. Yes, these products do kill bacteria and other germs, but they have no effect at all on viruses, which is what causes people to get sick in the first place.

A systematic review published in 2007 in the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases determined that antibacterial soap containing triclosan did not provide any additional benefit over regular non-antibacterial soap.(1) This is interesting because the chemical triclosan actually has been shown to have a number of adverse health effects, including antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption. So, why are we putting it in the soap in the first place?

2. Antiperspirant

Antiperspirant is something many of us use daily to prevent sweating and thus, smelling. The problem with this product is that it deliberately stops our bodies…

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The Forgotten Art Of Squatting: An Antidote For Damage Done To Our Bodies From Sitting?

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Source:  Alanna Ketler

The invention of the chair was really a total game changer in regards to how our bodies function and which parts of the body we are using on a regular basis. The chair took all of that pressure off of our rears and backs, and relieved some of our weight for us. Of course, we always had the option to sit on the ground or perhaps in a tree, but the chair became such a fundamental piece of furniture in our lives that it absolutely changed how our bodies function.advertisement -learn more

By now, most of us are aware of just how detrimental it can be to our bodies to sit for a prolonged period of time, in fact, some researchers are even going as far as to say that sitting is the new smoking in terms of the potential damage it can cause to…

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A History of the Medieval Plague

The Most Revolutionary Act

Did Plague Really Cause Black Death?

Dr Dorsey Armstrong

Film Review

This film is actually a (free) 24-lecture course on the “Black Death,” a plague epidemic that recurred over approximately 300 years in medieval Europe. Given the COVID19 pandemic, the topic is of particular interest in 2020. The lecturer is Purdue Associate Professor of English and medieval literature Dr Dorsey Armstrong.

Personally I found the first nine lectures riveting. They become somewhat repetitive from lecture 10 on. I also highly recommend lecture 21, which covers the growing political-economic power experienced by the medieval peasantry (particularly women) with the loss of approximately 50% of Europe’s population to plague. Both Ciompi’s Rebellion (1378-1382) in Florence and the Peasants Revolt (1381) in England are discussed in extensive detail.

Despite my medical training, I had very little knowledge of plague prior to watching this series. I had no idea the disease first appeared in…

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