Monthly Archives: January, 2022

Emma Raducanu hailed after defeating Sloane Stephens in the first set in 17 minutes at the Australian Open. Emma Raducanu’s blistering start to the Australian Open has been hailed as ‘flawless,’ with ex-British No 1 Greg Rusedski claiming she has shown ‘the sign of a champion’ after taking 17 minutes to win the first set against Sloan Stephens. The teenager is still riding high after winning the US Open in September, but she has struggled in a few tour events since then, including losing in straight sets to Elena Rybakina at the Sydney international last week. But she has rediscovered…

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The nation’s worst corporate polluters should face fines that put a “major dent” in their bottom lines and have their bosses jailed, the Environment Agency has said.Chief executive Sir James Bevan has set out his vision for post-Brexit regulation, arguing for higher standards, tougher punishment for rule-breakers and industries shouldering more of the cost burden of regulation.He also said good regulation helped with levelling up, as poorer and more diverse communities were affected by a lower quality environment, which hit their wellbeing and life expectancy.In a speech to the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum conference on Tuesday, he said…

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On Antigua, the Caribbean island that has it all, a four-star resort provides five-star family fun. My annual trip to the breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua is the highlight of my family’s year as a veteran of the island. Returning to the same destination year after year, however, carries the risk of comparing your hotel to previous trips… which may or may not be accurate. But I didn’t have to worry about The Verandah Resort and Spa, which turned out to be the island’s best family four-star. It’s a typical beautiful all-inclusive with lush tropical greenery and incredible ocean…

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Cryptocurrency adverts will have to meet the same standards as other financial promotions, such as insurance, to help protect people from potentially misleading claims.Promotions will be brought into line with other financial advertising, ensuring they are fair and clear, and helping people to make informed decisions, the UK Government said.Under the plans, the promotion of cryptoassets will come under Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules – in line with other financial promotions, for example, stocks, shares, and insurance products.The Government said this will balance the desire to encourage innovation with the need to ensure adverts are fair, clear, and not misleading.Around…

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Jan 18 (Reuters) – Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba said he was worried by the prospect of Christian Eriksen signing for English club Brentford following the Denmark international’s cardiac arrest on the pitch at last year’s European Championship.Eriksen, who has not played since collapsing during Denmark’s opening game of Euro 2020 against Finland in June, has been offered a short-term deal by Brentford, according to British media reports.The 29-year-old midfielder said https:www.reuters.comarticleuk-soccer-eriksen-idUKKBN2JE1OJ earlier this month that he intended to return to football to play for Denmark at the World Cup in Qatar, but his future is still up in…

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By Nick SaidPAARL, South Africa, Jan 18 (Reuters) – South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said they are mulling over whether to select a specialist batsman or all-rounder at number six for the opening one-day international against India on Wednesday.South Africa´s form in the 50-over format has been patchy, but as they build towards the 2023 World Cup in India they are looking to nail down their combinations.They have used Andile Phehlukwayo or Wiaan Mulder at six in the batting line-up recently, including the 2-1 series loss in Sri Lanka in September.”As a captain you want as many resources as you…

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ANKARA, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was cited on Tuesday as saying the prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was not realistic and that he needed to discuss the crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The West has voiced fears of a possible invasion of Ukraine by tens of thousands of Russian troops gathered near its border. Russia has denied such plans.”I don’t view Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a realistic approach because Ukraine is not an ordinary country. Ukraine is a strong country,” Erdogan told reporters during a trip to Albania on Monday. “For Russia to…

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NUR-SULTAN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev said in a video address on Tuesday that there was no conflict among Kazakhstan’s elite, in his first appearance since unrest rocked the former Soviet country this month.Nazarbayev, who ruled the oil-rich country for three decades, said he had remained in Kazakhstan during the worst violence in the country’s post-Soviet history. Unrest erupted over a sharp increase in car fuel prices before swelling into an anti-government movement, with public anger targeted at 81-year-old Nazarbayev.Several relatives of Nazarbayev have left senior positions in the public sector or at state companies in…

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LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s government has won its bid to overturn a ruling that it acted unlawfully when it gave a contract to a public relations firm run by associates of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings.A Court of Appeal ruling published on Tuesday overturned a decision made in June which said the government had shown “apparent bias” in awarding more than 560,000 pounds ((dollar)794,000) to Public First to test public opinion on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.The appeal court ruling set out that a fair-minded and reasonably informed observer would not have…

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BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) – China stocks ended higher on Tuesday, with infrastructure and property firms leading the gains as the country’s central bank unexpectedly cut the borrowing costs of its medium-term loans.** The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1percent to 4,813.35, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8percent to 3,569.91. Both indexes posted their best daily performance since last Wednesday.** China’s central bank on Monday cut the borrowing costs of its medium-term loans for the first time since April 2020. Analysts believe the rate cuts could lead to strong infrastructure spending, credit growth and support for the real estate sector…

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