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Sports

FIFA set to change 2022 World Cup start date after Qatar request – are England affected?

Between 1974 and 2002, the defending champions were always involved in the opening match. However, from 2006 to 2018, the previous winners no longer qualified automatically and so it was decided that the host nation should be involved in the opening match. Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 at the last World Cup back in 2018, […]

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Science

UK power outage: Homes STILL suffering blackouts after nine regions affected

Thousands of homes across Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, Greater London, East Sussex, Norfolk, Kent and elsewhere suffered power outages on Monday for a number of reasons. UK Power Networks, the distribution network operator for electricity across the south east, mainly cited faults to power cables affecting households in local areas. Today, a number of homes across […]

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Life Style

Princess Beatrice’s ‘confidence’ is affected by ‘charming’ husband Edoardo – body language

Princess Beatrice celebrates her 34th birthday today and she is likely celebrating the milestone privately with her beloved husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and their baby daughter Sienna. Beatrice’s engagement to Edoardo was first announced in 2019, and the pair tied the knot during the UK Covid lockdown in 2020. But based on an analysis of […]

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Business

Some consumers are cutting back on restaurant spending, but CEOs say not all chains are affected

Howard Schultz David Ryder | Reuters Some restaurants are reporting weaker sales or declining traffic in the second quarter, signaling that diners are cutting back on eating out to save money. But CEOs are split on how consumer behavior is changing and whether it’s impacting their companies. McDonald’s Chris Kempczinski and Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Brian […]

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US

GameFi and Metaverse least affected by Terra debacle: Report

Blockchain gaming and the Metaverse have managed to “sidestep” the “Lehman brothers-like” collapse of Terra in May — though decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) haven’t been so lucky, a report says.  In a Friday report from decentralized application (DApp) data aggregator DappRadar, the collapse of Terra in May was similar in scale to the […]

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Finance

Six groups of women may be due state pension back payments – are you affected?

A state pension mistake means hundreds of thousands of people – mostly women – have missed out on the amount they are entitled to. The DWP has identified the error as it relates to the older pension scheme, known as the basic state pension. Under this pension, women were able to claim a state pension […]

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Finance

Universal Credit alert as payments may be affected by your summer holiday – check now

The DWP can slash a person’s entitlement to zero if they go abroad on an international trip except for certain reasons. People on the benefit who are looking for work are expected to continue looking for work while away on holiday. They may even be obliged to fly home if they are offered a job […]

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US

GameFi and Metaverse least affected by Terra crash: Report

GameFi and Metaverse least affected by Terra crash: Report In the wake of Terra collapse, blockchain gaming and metaverse projects are faring well while DeFi and NFTs suffer By Shashank Bhardwaj Image: Shutterstock Blockchain gaming and the Metaverse have successfully managed to avoid damage from the Terra crash in May, while decentralized finance and non-fungible […]

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Travel

British Airways suspends ticket sales this month – affected airports

Therefore, at the time of writing, the only affected airport is London Heathrow, British Airways’ biggest base. Passengers should note that cancellations are not expected because of the sales restrictions as existing bookings will not be affected. However, aviation consultant John Strickland warned flights over the next week will likely be full, leaving “almost no room […]

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US

Metaverse and blockchain gaming least affected by Terra-Luna crash: DappRadar

Gaming NFTs and metaverse were least affected by the Luna-Terra debacle, says a new report by decentralised application (DApp) data aggregator DappRadar. It should be noted that the Terra stablecoin collapsed in May, erasing around $40 billion of venture capitalists and retail money. The stablecoin blow applied heavy pressure on the entire crypto market, starting […]