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The English Football League (EFL) must work “rapidly” to resolve issues that threaten the future of Derby County, the Government has said.Culture minister Chris Philp insisted “urgent pragmatism” is required from the governing body, the administrators and the Rams to find a solution and “save this fantastic club”.MPs heard sports minister Nigel Huddleston has been in “close contact” with the EFL to stress the need for progress to be made.Derby went into administration last September and have been docked 21 points for breaching EFL financial rules.The Sky Bet Championship club’s administrators are understood to be in talks with three potential…

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By Aditya KalraNEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Indian retailer Reliance has called for tighter regulation of marketplace e-commerce platforms to ensure such websites treat all sellers equally, four sources told Reuters.While India’s biggest retailer, with more than 12,000 stores, expanded its e-commerce operations in recent years, Reliance still lags market leaders Amazon and Walmart´s Flipkart, both of which it counts as key rivals.At a closed-door government meeting on Tuesday, Reliance told officials that India needed special regulations to ensure “non-discriminatory” treatment of sellers on marketplace websites, three of the sources with knowledge of the talks said.Reliance did not name…

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SYDNEY, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Here are five facts about Tonga and the impact of the underwater volcanic eruption https:www.reuters.combusinessenvironmentimpact-assessment-aid-efforts-underway-world-responds-tonga-tsunami-2022-01-16 on the South Pacific island group.SIZE, LOCATION, CLIMATETonga is a Polynesian archipelago of 176 islands, 36 of them inhabited, with a population of 104,494, situated southeast of Fiji and just west of the international dateline. Prior to the eruption, it covered an area of 747 square km (288 square miles). Its climate is tropical modified by trade winds.EXTENT OF ERUPTIONFriday’s eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai https:graphics.reuters.comTONGA-VOLCANOmopanwordvaTonga-Volcano.jpg volcano was heard 2,300 km (1,430 miles) away in New Zealand and sent…

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By Brian EllsworthJan 18 (Reuters) – Barbados on Wednesday will hold general elections called by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Caribbean nation’s first vote since it became a republic last year by removing the British Queen as its sovereign.Mottley, whose Barbados Labor Party now controls 29 of the legislature’s 30 seats, in December said the vote would help promote unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has heavily hit the country’s tourism-focused economy.Barbados in November removed Queen Elizabeth as head of state and replaced her with President Sandra Mason in a ceremony coinciding with its independence day that…

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Jan 18 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle charging network and equipment company Blink Charging said on Tuesday it would supply EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the United States and Canada.Blink said it would collaborate with facility solutions provider ABM Industries to supply its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to dealerships across North America.The company added that it had already shipped chargers to some GM dealerships in the U.S. and has orders in hand to supply more in the coming months.Level 2 charging can generally provide a vehicle with about 18-28 miles of range per hour and is widely…

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The Duke of York and the Duke of Sussex are likely to be presented with the Platinum Jubilee medal marking the Queen’s 70-year reign.With Harry stepping back as a senior royal and Andrew being stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages, there had been mounting speculation as to whether the pair would get the medal.The list of recipients has yet to be finalised, it is understood, but traditionally the Queen has presented commemorative jubilee medals to her wider family – both working and non-working royals – after paying privately for them.The medal, which has been designed by Timothy Noad…

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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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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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