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Spanish Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc heads Ferrari one-two in first practice

Leclerc leads the drivers' standings with 104 points after five racesChampionship leader Charles Leclerc headed a Ferrari one-two from Red Bull's Max Verstappen in first practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.Leclerc was 0.079 seconds quicker than team-mate Carlos Sainz, while Verstappen was 0.336secs off the pace but hit traffic on his fastest lap.A number of…

Sue Gray met PM to discuss photos being included in report

By Christy CooneyBBC NewsSenior civil servant Sue Gray met Boris Johnson to discuss publishing photos as part of her inquiry into Downing Street parties, the BBC has been told.A senior government source said the PM had told Ms Gray the decision was a matter for her, and the findings of her investigation were not discussed.…

HRT swaps to fix supply shortage for UK women

By Michelle RobertsDigital health editorImage source, Getty ImagesPharmacists are being given temporary power to make swaps to women's hormone replacement therapy prescriptions, amid ongoing shortages of some products in the UK.Products that may be substituted by a pharmacist without a new prescription from a doctor include some gels - Oestrogel and another called Sandrena.Ovestin cream…

Moldova should be equipped to Nato standard, says UK’s Truss

By Christy Cooney & Paul GribbenBBC NewsMoldova should be "equipped to Nato standard" to help it guard against the threat of a Russian invasion, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said. Ms Truss told the Telegraph that talks were under way with allies about how to help smaller nations defend themselves.She said it was clear that,…

Stanley Johnson becomes French to keep link with EU

Image source, BBC/Twofour/Amy BrowningBoris Johnson's father Stanley says he has become a French national, telling a Belgium news website he wanted to keep "a link" with the EU after Brexit.Mr Johnson, whose mother was French, told BFMTV getting citizenship was "something precious" and allowed him to "claim part of my identity"."I count myself once again…

Agent’s abused former partner in legal action against MI5

By Daniel De Simone & Chas GeigerBBC NewsMedia caption, Warning: This video contains distressing imagesA woman who was terrorised and abused by an MI5 agent is taking legal action against the security service. Beth, not her real name, has lodged a formal complaint with the watchdog for the intelligence agencies, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).…

Monkeypox: Doctors concerned over impact on sexual health

By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporterImage source, Science Photo LibraryImage caption, Twenty cases of monkeypox have now been confirmed in the UKMonkeypox could have a "massive impact" on access to sexual health services, doctors have warned.Staff at clinics are already having to isolate if they have come into contact with anyone infected.In London, where most of the…

Quebec City sword attacker guilty of 1st-degree murder

The 26-year-old man who carried out the Quebec City Halloween sword attacks has been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of François Duchesne, 56, and Suzanne Clermont, 61, on Oct. 31, 2020.The jury of 11 delivered its verdict at the Quebec City courthouse on Friday, after almost five days of deliberation.Carl…

Canada announces $250M loan to Ukraine, new round of sanctions on Russia

Canada has unveiled a new round of sanctions targeting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, along with a new loan of $250 million to help Ukraine's government continue functioning.Speaking by phone Friday after meeting with G7 finance ministers in Bonn, Germany, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the additional funding brings Canada's financial commitment to Ukraine to $1.87 billion…

You Can Finally Shop ASOS in Person at Nordstrom

If you’ve enjoyed shopping ASOS online for years now, you’re in for an even better treat thanks to Nordstrom: The mega-retailer is bringing ASOS fans a unique IRL shopping opportunity with 10 stores across the country. It’s ASOS’s first physical retail experience—and follows the success of its initial online partnership with Nordstrom in November 2021.If…

Doja Cat Cancels Her Upcoming Performances Due To Tonsil Surgery 

It looks like Doja Cat will have to temporarily take a break from performing live on stage as she handles a health issue. On Friday, Doja announced that her upcoming festival performances, and her performances during The Weeknd’s tour has been canceled because she has to get surgery. In a message posted to her Instagram…

Erica Banks Seemingly Responds To Fans Who Says She Copied Megan Thee Stallion’s Video

Erica Banks dropped her new single, ‘Do It,’ and people said her visuals were similar to Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Thot Sh*t,’ video and she took to social media to respond. On Friday, the 23-year-old took to Twitter to set the record straight. In two tweets, the Texas native let it be known that people should…

10 Small Details About “Harry Potter” Costumes That Are Often Overlooked

The Harry Potter saga became one of the most successful cinematic events in history. The world created by the writer J.K. Rowling managed to come to life on the big screen thanks to the hard work of dozens of people. They made sure to respect Rowling’s vision as much as possible. Especially when creating the costumes, that were key to highlighting the personality of each character and gave that…

New From Tech

I Went to Anna Delvey’s Stupid Art Show

TIMOTHY A. CLARYGetty Images “I swear to God, if there aren’t free snacks, we’re leaving,” I said to my friend as we pulled up to the Public Hotel on Thursday night. I had somehow gotten on the VIP list for Anna Delvey’s much hyped art show and despite having zero interest in Anna Delvey, scam…

Harry Styles Can’t Stop Thinking About His “Little Freak”

Harry Styles' third album, Harry's House, has finally landed on streaming services. Packed with '80s-inspired synth beats, poetic lyrics and Harry hitting mellifluous high notes, Harry's House is making quite the impact. But there's one particular song that's stirring conversation. Enter, "Little Freak."With the album totaling thirteen tracks, "Little Freak" sits at number six, nestled…

Hide Your Loved Ones, Ugly Sonic is Back

You know, I didn't expect to think about Sonic until May 24th, AKA the day Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases on VOD. On that day, I was supposed to reprise my greatest fit of pandemic delirium, when I pulled a TV into my garage, invited a friend over, and watched Sonic to the tune of…

The True Story of Michael Peterson’s Relationship with ‘The Staircase’ Editor Sophie Brunet

On October 10, 2003, Michael Peterson was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his wife Kathleen Peterson, who had been found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their family home two years earlier. He was imprisoned at the Nash Correctional Institution in North Carolina, but has maintained his…

Harry Styles’s New Album Is a Shimmying, Strutting Ode to the Ordinary

Maybe you heard that Harry Styles has put out an album about being in love—specifically, with actress-director Olivia Wilde. The two have been papped at weddings and on yachts. Videos of her dancing at his shows have gone viral. He’s starring in a movie she is helming, Don’t Worry Darling, releasing this fall. And it…

PSA: Stop Playing Monopoly Until You’ve Seen Stranger Things Season 4

I know what you're doing. I see you. You're planning to destroy Gram Gram at Simpsons Monopoly for the 24th straight Thursday night, yeah? Bet you feel good, wheeling around your pizza-greased Bart Simpson car, planting a hotel on Burns Manor before Gram Gram even passes Go. Just know that Gram Gram is sad. She'll…

Crypto

Coinbase Pay and Binance Pay: What Are These Solution & How Do They Differ

Source: AdobeStock / Tada ImagesMajor US-based crypto exchange Coinbase is taking a swing at both traditional payment companies and crypto-native competitors with the introduction of Coinbase Pay. The new solution, however, differs from existing payments solutions from competitors like Binance, for example, as the former is a way to fund Coinbase's browser-based wallet with fiat,…

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 12

Source: iStock/christopherhallHere is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by crypto exchanges that we found last week and today.Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here._________________________________________AscendEXListings:ApeCoin (APE)Token Traxx (TRAXX)BiboxListings:ApeCoin (APE)Seele (SEELE)BigONEListings:WATT (WATT)ApeCoin (APE)Added Trading Pairs:REI/USDTBinanceListings:ApeCoin (APE)Biswap (BSW)Added Trading Pairs:ALPINE/BUSDLUNA/GBPNEAR/EURTWT/TRYWAVES/EURAPE/EURAPE/GBPAPE/TRYBitfinexListings:Gala Games…

‘Developing Economies’ Tracking El Salvador’s Bitcoin Moves with Interest

Source: Adobe/MaximConventional financial managers are still skeptical about El Salvador’s prospects of launching a new economic paradigm on the back of a forthcoming bitcoin (BTC) bond issuance. But other nations may be looking to the Central American nation with keen interest – hopeful of following suit if El Salvador’s move to adopt BTC as legal…

Indian Crypto Tax Move, Shorting Coinbase, FTX and Gemini in New Markets + More News

Source: Adobe/Krakenimages.comGet your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news.____Taxes newsIndia won't allow losses incurred in a particular digital asset to be set off against income from another version of a crypto holding, Bloomberg reported, citing a junior finance minister. "We fear…

Crypto Market Sentiment Improves Over Week, Bitcoin and Ethereum in Positive Zone Today

Source: iStock/EasyturnSentiment in the crypto market rose slightly this week, after nearly all major cryptoassets recorded higher prices over the past 7 days.According to data from the market sentiment analysis service Omenics, the average 7-day sentscore for the 10 largest coins tracked rose to 5.08, up from 4.9 last week and 5.02 the week before…

How War in Ukraine Is Increasing Inflationary Pressure Across World’s Regions

Source: Adobe/AungMyoAlfred Kammer is the Director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Jihad Azour is the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF; Abebe Aemro Selassie is the Director of the African Department at the IMF; Ilan Goldfajn was Governor of the Banco Central do Brasil…

The Ukraine War: How Russia’s Aggression Affected Bitcoin & Crypto and What Might Happen Next

Kyiv. Source: Twitter/@IAPonomarenkoThe see-sawing stagnation of the crypto market at the moment is the result of several factors, and not just the Ukraine war."The political instability will once again highlight bitcoin's main goal of being a transparent, open-source, peer-to-peer network not controlled by a single administrator or central bank."The continuation of the war could serve…

ApeCoin Soars After Launch, BAYC NFT Prices Pump and Dump

Source: AdobeStock / AscannioThe Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) collection’s new utility and governance token ApeCoin (APE) was airdropped to holders of NFTs in the BAYC ecosystem on Thursday, soaring in price as major exchanges rushed to list it.At 10:13 UTC on Friday, APE traded at USD 14.61, up 41% for its…

6 NFT Use Cases That Will (Probably) Remain After the Hype Dies Down

Source: Adobe/Rrose SelavyAfter non-fungible tokens (NFTs) exploded in 2021, and images of virtual monkeys and digital punks sold for millions, the onslaught of copycat projects and an influx of self-proclaimed “NFT artists” followed, creating a seemingly unsustainable NFT hype. Combined with rather evident cases of wash trading on numerous NFT platforms, we might witness a…

World

I Went to Anna Delvey’s Stupid Art Show

TIMOTHY A. CLARYGetty Images “I swear to God, if there aren’t free snacks, we’re leaving,” I said to my friend as we pulled up to the Public Hotel on Thursday night. I had somehow gotten on the VIP list for Anna Delvey’s much hyped art show and despite having zero interest in Anna Delvey, scam…

Harry Styles Can’t Stop Thinking About His “Little Freak”

Harry Styles' third album, Harry's House, has finally landed on streaming services. Packed with '80s-inspired synth beats, poetic lyrics and Harry hitting mellifluous high notes, Harry's House is making quite the impact. But there's one particular song that's stirring conversation. Enter, "Little Freak."With the album totaling thirteen tracks, "Little Freak" sits at number six, nestled…

Hide Your Loved Ones, Ugly Sonic is Back

You know, I didn't expect to think about Sonic until May 24th, AKA the day Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases on VOD. On that day, I was supposed to reprise my greatest fit of pandemic delirium, when I pulled a TV into my garage, invited a friend over, and watched Sonic to the tune of…

Sport

Bud Grant urges NFL to change rules to reduce kneeldowns, fair catches, touchbacks

Hall of Fame former Vikings coach Bud Grant is, at 95, almost as old as the NFL itself. But he’s not done offering suggestions for how the league can improve quality of play.Grant told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he wants to take out the boring parts of every game, specifically kneeldowns at the end of…

Oakland A’s Move Closer to Las Vegas Strip Deal

Las Vegas has become the leverage for every Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association team looking for a better deal from their home city.That's because Sin City has become an incredibly successful market for the National Hockey League's Golden Knights -- an expansion team -- and the relocated Oakland Raiders, a National Football League…

PGA Championship: Tyrrell Hatton is angry about a major course setup — again

TULSA, Okla. – If there were a category for Strokes Lost: Grumbling, Tyrrell Hatton would be top 10 in the world.Hatton, “The Angry Golfer,” is angry again this week, and he isn’t shy to voice his displeasure.The English golfer, ranked No. 24 in the world, continued his attack on the course setup at majors on…