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England v Italy: All EE users get useful free gift today, make sure you take advantage

EE customers won’t face the nightmare of running out of data if they stream tonight’s Euro 2020 final on their phones. The UK network has announced that it is offering all of its users totally unlimited internet access from 6pm tonight until midnight.

That means anyone who uses EE can stream the entire game plus all the build-up and reaction without fear of a whopping bill arriving in the post. The data can also be used for all of those other online tasks such as making FaceTime calls, posting on social media and checking the web. EE says that recent games have driven record-breaking peaks on its mobile network as fans try and tune in to watch England’s success story.

Speaking about the freebie Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Group: “Millions of fans across the country will understandably be glued to the final – whether that’s at home, out and about, or at Wembley Stadium connected by EE – and with emotions running high, the last thing you need concern yourself with is data running out. On Sunday evening, customers can rest assured that when it counts, you can count on our award-winning network – to stream every kick, capture every moment and share every roar when the Three Lions bring it home!.”

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Along with this free boost, there’s more good news for EE customers with the network now offering a new option to help people stay online.

The UK network has just announced that all new or existing customers who upgrade their current plan will be treated to the firm’s ‘Stay Connected’ guarantee. This update means that anyone going over their monthly data allowance will still be able to connect to the web without needing to buy more access.

Now, for anyone who regularly runs out of data, it’s worth noting that this free internet boost won’t let you stream endless Netflix boxsets or download hours of music files on the move.

It’s been created to keep customers connected to emails and WhatsApp messages until their full allowance kicks in again at the start of a new month.

As EE explains, “the EE Stay Connected service automatically switches on once a customer has used their monthly data allowance and is fast enough for customers to send and receive data messages, check their emails on the go, and get where they need to with access to maps – helping them keep in touch.”

Turn Tech to Your Advantage in the New Hybrid Workplace

When working with colleagues from a remote setting, a text or an email is probably fine for quick conversations, like setting up a meeting. But for more serious discussions, a phone or video call is probably better.

Video calls can get tedious, so they should be used sparingly and mainly when there is a clear purpose for video, Dr. Simon-Thomas said. That could be a meeting with visual aids in a presentation. Or a first-time introduction to a colleague, when it’s nice to see a face.

Whether in the office or at home, if you’re going to write to your colleagues, be thoughtful, Dr. Simon-Thomas added. Avoid terse notes, and add nuance and context to your message. Whenever possible, show curiosity when discussing solutions to problems to avoid coming off as a harsh critic.

“We don’t have the intonation, the facial expression and the postural cues that we normally rely on,” she said. “The most mundane response can mean a universe of things to a person that receives it.”

Regardless of our rank in an organization, our time is precious. When our work is interrupted by a digital distraction like a message, it takes 23 minutes on average to return to the original task, according to one study. So in a hybrid work situation, respecting boundaries will be crucial, said Tiffany Shlain, a documentary maker who wrote “24/6,” a book about the importance of unplugging from tech.

There are powerful tools, like scheduling emails and setting a status message, that you can use to let others know you’re busy and to set boundaries.

Let’s say that you work a 9-to-5 job and that at 7 p.m. you have an idea to share with a colleague, so you jot it down in an email. If you shoot off the email, two things happen. One, you have removed your own boundary by letting others know that you work during supper time. Two, you have potentially interrupted a colleague during his or her downtime.

Author: Brian X. Chen
This post originally appeared on NYT > Technology > Personal Tech

Conor McGregor's key advantage over Dustin Poirier explained ahead of UFC 264 trilogy bout

Hardy also gave his opinion on the status of the UFC lightweight division as the 155-pound class looks to move on following the retirement of undefeated, undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Brazilian submission specialist Charles Oliveira and American former three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler are set to do battle for the vacant championship on Saturday night at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas.

But while those two athletes would give the division a fresh new champion, Hardy explained that, if McGregor, Poirier or fellow former interim champion Justin Gaethje became champ, it would actually devalue the division in a sense, due to Khabib’s prior submission finishes of the trio in past title fights.

“Who’s gonna compare to Khabib? That’s the problem that we’ve gotten (to),” said Hardy. 

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Sport Feed

Lewis Hamilton has glaring advantage over Max Verstappen which could sway title fight

Max Verstappen showed he is ready to launch his strongest title challenge yet when he pushed Lewis Hamilton to the wire at the Bahrain Grand Prix. During the gripping final few laps, Verstappen had several nibbles at the Mercedes in front of him but Hamilton crossed the chequered flag first, by the skin of his teeth.
Red Bull were quicker all weekend ahead of the first race of the season but it was Mercedes who took home the honours.

This campaign is set to be the longest in F1 history with a gigantic 23 races penned into the schedule.

Verstappen has never finished in the top three of the Drivers’ Championship and Hamilton has cruised to every title since Nico Rosberg retired following his 2016 triumph.

Seven-time world champion Hamilton has had a key advantage over his rivals in recent years and that could again sway the balance this term.

His Mercedes may not be as quick as Red Bull this time out, but there are other factors that come into play when the going gets tough.

JUST IN: Lewis Hamilton opens up on ‘horrifying’ battle with Max Verstappen

And if Red Bull order him to move aside for Verstappen then it is yet to be seen if he will follow that instruction.

Hamilton knows he will get any assistance he requires from Bottas should the title race heat up, but Verstappen could be out on his own.

Chelsea handed transfer advantage by Paul Pogba as Erling Haaland tipped for 'scary' move

Chelsea may be about to take advantage of Juventus’ interest in Paul Pogba this summer by swooping for their own transfer target while Erling Haaland could prove to be a “scary” addition to Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Express brings you the latest Chelsea news with the summer transfer window just a few months away.

Paul Pogba hands Chelsea transfer advantage

Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Paulo Dybala in the summer transfer window, and Paul Pogba may well help their chances.

The Argentina international has struggled with fitness issues this season but there also remains doubts over his long-term future at Juventus.

And the Serie A side’s interest in re-signing Pogba, according to Italian outlet Quotidiano, could well open the door for Dybala to leave.

Juventus will need to raise funds if they’re to make a move for Pogba and getting Dybala off their wage bill could clear the space they need.

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Erling Haaland ‘scary’ transfer move

Micah Richards believes Erling Haaland joining Chelsea next season would make Thomas Tuchel’s side a “scary” proposition for all their rivals.

Haaland is the hot property among Europe’s elite clubs heading into the summer transfer window with Chelsea said to be in serious contention to make a move.

Former Manchester City defender thinks Chelsea are already proving to be a strong outfit, but add Haaland to the mix and they would be a real threat.

“I think they’ve got absolutely everything. They’ve sorted out defensive problems, the only thing to add that little bit of icing on the cake would be a striker,” he told the BBC.

“They’ve got Werner in there, Havertz in there, it seems like they haven’t cracked that offensive aspect yet. If you put Haaland in this team, they’ll be scary next season.”


Mercedes admit Red Bull have F1 title advantage in Max Verstappen boost vs Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes chief James Vowles has admitted that Red Bull have an edge on them after pre-season testing as Max Verstappen looks for a strong start to the new Formula One season to prove he’s finally ready to dethrone Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen and Red Bull were the pace-setters in Bahrain across three days of testing last week as the RB16B performed strongly In the desert.

The Dutchman’s best lap, a 1:29.960, was over a second faster than the best time managed by Hamilton as the Silver Arrows encountered troubles with their less stable W12.

Mercedes are hopeful they will be able to bridge the gap to their rivals in the coming weeks but Vowles admits Verstappen and co. may have the early advantage at the season-opening Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on March 28.

The Brixworth outfit have won the last seven straight Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships with Hamilton seeking a fifth straight world title to move on to eight overall, which would see him overtake the great Michael Schumacher.

But Verstappen has spoken of wanting Red Bull to start strongly to put extra pressure on the reigning world champions in what could prove to be the tightest title battle in F1’s hybrid engine era.

“No-one up and down the paddock will be able to pinpoint exactly where they are, but there are a few trends that have come out,” Mercedes’ motorsport strategy director Vowles said.

“I would say Red Bull are ahead on performance, they are the class act from the test.”

Mercedes are hopeful of clawing back Red Bull across the 23-race calendar, though, and Vowles continued: “It is a test, it is not a race and it is one event out of 23. Are we going to have a close season? I would say so.

“Red Bull are a fierce adversary, they’ve got a strong package and clearly came out of the box very, very quick.

“The result of that is across the season and across different types of track layouts, I am sure you will see us move forwards and backwards relative to them.

“But I don’t believe we are going into this particularly finding all the performance that is missing or being ahead of them. So, in short: yeah, I think we are going to have a close championship this year.”

Similarly, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and the Milton Keynes-based team’s main title hope Verstappen both expected Mercedes to bounce back in Sakhir later this month.

Horner declared of Red Bull’s biggest rivals: “They come into this year as absolutely the favourites.

“They’ve been so strong in the last six, seven years and it’s the same car as last year, more or less, just an updated version.

“There is a change to the technical regulations which obviously may have an effect on things but I don’t think you can read too much into their testing.

“That’s a quality team and there’s still a couple of weeks until the first race. We’ve seen Mercedes struggle a couple of years ago in pre-season testing and then they smashed us all at the first race at Melbourne.

“Yes their car looks a handful on track, but we’ve seen that change very, very quickly.”

While Verstappen said: “Definitely I think it has been the best. But it doesn’t give you any guarantees so we’ll find out through the first race weekend where we are.

“I don’t think we are the favourites. If Mercedes wins that many championships in a row, I think it’s still the same as before we came to the test.”

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Hamilton felt that Mercedes would have benefitted from a longer period of testing than the three days teams were allocated ahead of the 2021 season due to the carry-over of parts from last year’s cars.

“I’ve never been a massive fan of testing; I just love racing. On the other end, it might have been good to have had more days,” the seven-time world champion said.

“It’s probably the only time I’d have ever asked for more days! We’ve got lots of work to do, it’s going to be tough.”

He added in a video for Mercedes: “It does appear we are perhaps not quick enough at the moment, but I have every faith in the team.

“We love challenges and this definitely is a challenge for us with the [rule] changes.”