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Norway Considers Limiting Electricity Exports To Prevent Domestic Crunch | OilPrice.com

Norway may soon introduce a rule to reduce its vast electricity exports if levels at reservoirs for hydropower generation drop to critically low levels in a bid to prevent power shortages and further rises in energy bills domestically. Norway’s Energy Minister Terje Aasland told Norwegian media, as quoted by Bloomberg, that the government could introduce […]

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Academic publishers forced to delay new titles in supply chain crunch

Academic publishers have been forced to delay the publication of new books and absorb rising costs as the industry struggles with paper shortages and shipping delays. Groups in North America and Europe said printing schedules are taking at least twice as long, forcing them to alter publishing plans as well as use different types of […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s view on Man Utd future after crunch meeting and Sir Alex Ferguson chat

Cristiano Ronaldo remains unmoved on his Manchester United exit stance, despite catching up with Sir Alex Ferguson at Carrington on Tuesday. The 37-year-old striker returned to the club’s training base and linked up with the squad after their largely successful pre-season tour in his absence. However, the fact he didn’t participate in Erik ten Hag’s […]

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Finance

Germany rethinks nuclear power exit due to threat of winter energy crunch

Germany is rethinking its plan to exit nuclear power by the end of the year, as concern increases that Russia’s moves to cut gas supplies could trigger a winter electricity crunch in Europe’s largest economy. A U-turn on nuclear power would mark a big departure in German energy policy. It would be a particularly bitter […]

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Finance

The big UK earnings crunch is still to come

At least you can count on Deliveroo to disappoint. In its short listed life, the group’s shares have shed three-quarters of their value. That is despite previously having upgraded sales estimates and laying out plans for the lossmaking company to break-even by 2024. The cut to sales growth forecasts on Monday was, by this point, […]

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will love new FIA rule after crunch meeting

The FIA has announced they will introduce new measures to control porpoising from next season in a move which could favour Mercedes stars Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. The Silver Arrows have been one of the most affected by porpoising this season with Hamilton complaining of back pains at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The new […]

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Science

No Crunch on The Last of Us PS5, Says Environment Artist

We suppose the gags will write themselves with this headline, but restrain yourself before you get reductive in the comments and belittle a bunch of hard work. Naughty Dog, notorious for its crunch culture, appears not to have overworked on The Last of Us: Part I. The studio – which is renowned for its obsessive […]

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UK

Queen set to hold crunch talks with desperate Boris after dashing back from Sandringham

The Prime Minister meets with the Queen each Wednesday to brief her on the latest developments. But this week’s meeting is understood to be of particular significance as the Government is challenged after Mr Johnson faces multiple calls for resignation. The monarch was spotted on her way back to Windsor during the morning, as her […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo has another reason to leave Man Utd as ‘crunch meeting’ set for Monday

Unless he would be willing to take a pay cut elsewhere, Ronaldo’s gargantuan wages could be the key stumbling block that prevents him from moving on this summer. Such huge numbers significantly limit the number of teams with the financial muscle to even think about lodging an approach for the Portuguese, despite rumoured interest from […]

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US

Crypto Market Crunch Casts Cloud Over Web3

The past week has cast a dark shadow over the crypto world once again.  After market instability led to the collapse of stablecoin TerraUSD and its sister token Luna, the price of Bitcoin has fallen to levels not seen since December 2020.  Bitcoin had already dropped nearly 60% from its all-time high in November by […]