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Olympic and Paralympic funding: Sports ‘positive’ after meeting with UK Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger ‘not surprised’ by 11 sports opposing UK Sport funding Eleven Olympic and Paralympic sports ‘thrown under the bus’ in funding cuts last year have had a ‘positive’ meeting with UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger. It follows a campaign they launched in June to challenge UK Sport’s ‘no compromise’ approach to funding. They would like to see a ... Read More »

Jio Phone Bookings Paused After ‘Millions’ Pre-Book a Unit

HIGHLIGHTS Jio Phone booking process started at 5:30pm on Thursday Reliance Jio has now paused the bookings You can register to be informed when Jio Phone bookings resume Reliance Jio has paused bookings of the Jio Phone, with a message on its website saying that “millions” have already pre-booked a unit. The Jio Phone bookings went live at 5:30 pm on Thursday amidst heavy ... Read More »

6-Year-Old Girl Gets Christmas in July After Cancer Made Her Miss Celebrations Last Year

A 6-year-old girl is celebrating Christmas in July after cancer forced her to miss the festivities last December. Agatha King, 6, was one of 20 children invited to the holiday-themed celebrations in London, England, earlier this month, where they took turns riding sleighs, playing in the snow and meeting Santa Claus. “We colored in pictures of the snow globes. There were ... Read More »

Women’s Sport Week: Athletes can face ‘minefield’ returning after childbirth

Athletes can face a “minefield” when they return to elite sport after having a baby, Dame Sarah Storey says. As part of Women’s Sports Week, Storey, who is expecting her second child, has called for clearer guidelines from governing bodies. UK Sport, which funds elite sport, implemented a maternity policy in 2011, but the 14-time Paralympic champion says it can ... Read More »

Saharanpur blocks internet after caste violence

  Authorities in a northern Indian district have blocked mobile internet services and arrested dozens of people after caste violence earlier this week left one person dead, according to police. The latest unrest in the Saharanpur region of Uttar Pradesh state began after members of the Dalit community, formerly known as “the untouchables”, threw stones at the homes of upper ... Read More »

Google Docs Phishing Scam Doused After Catching Fire

A ‘phishing’ scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the Internet giant after spreading wildly. The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day. “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts,” a Google spokesperson ... Read More »

United Airlines: Shares drop after passenger dragging

Image copyrightJAYSE D ANSPACHImage captionThe man has not been identified but told other passengers he was a doctor, before aviation security officers forcibly removed him Media captionAn eyewitness describes how the passenger sitting next to her was dragged off an overbooked plane. Shares in United Airlines’ parent company have dropped after footage of a screaming passenger being dragged off an ... Read More »

Call The Midwife fans ‘can’t wait for Christmas’ after sixth series ends

Call The Midwife fans have started the countdown to Christmas as they await the next instalment of the much-loved drama. The BBC show’s sixth run wrapped up on Sunday night with a dramatic episode featuring a birth, a wedding, a death and a reunion. It will not return until the festive special at Christmas – leaving viewers wondering how to ... Read More »

Italy plans Monte dei Paschi di Siena rescue if private bailout fails

Italy is prepared to launch a multibillion-euro rescue of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) by the end of this week if the bank fails in its last-ditch effort to secure €5bn (£4.2bn) from private investors, according to a finance ministry official. The official told the Guardian the ministry was “fully confident” that the world’s oldest bank would be able ... Read More »

Twitter removes @names on replies from iOS app, brings them back after uproar

Twitter timelines were full of complaints against the experimental change where the names mentioned would be stripped from the start of replies in the notification tab and would not be counted towards the character count in replies. According to a report in BuzzFeed on Friday, Twitter had announced the changes in May and had been testing them since then. “But ... Read More »