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Tory conference: We must stay the course, insists Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng

By Kate WhannelPolitical reporter, BBC NewsImage source, ReutersKwasi Kwarteng will use his Conservative conference speech later to insist the government will "stay the course" on his tax-cutting growth plan.The chancellor's approach has sparked market turmoil and disquiet among some Conservative MPs, but he will argue his plan is "the right one".Without action, the country is

Rikki Neave police ‘ignored scientific evidence’

By Winifred Robinson & Sue MitchellBBC Radio 4Image source, Cambridgeshire PoliceSix-year-old Rikki Neave disappeared after leaving home for school in November 1994 - his body was discovered the following day. A BBC investigation has found that police ignored scientific evidence to build a case against his mother, leaving his killer free for more than 20

Cost of living: Young cancer patients ‘in a desperate situation’

By Olivia Le PoidevinNewsbeatImage source, Shell RoweImage caption, Shell Rowe was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma aged 20Charities are warning that young cancer patients facing soaring living costs are in a "desperate" situation.Both Macmillan Cancer Support and Young Lives vs Cancer say they've seen dramatic increases in the number of people asking for emergency grants.Research suggests

Brazil election: Lula and Bolsonaro to face run-off

By Vanessa BuschschlüterBBC News Online Latin America editor, Rio de JaneiroImage source, ReutersImage caption, Voting was compulsory with more than 156 million people eligibleBrazil's election is going into a second round in which left-winger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will face far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.With almost all the votes counted, Lula had won 48% against

Tory conference: Liz Truss will lose 45p tax rate vote, says Shapps

By Chris MasonPolitical editor, BBC NewsMedia caption, Watch Grant Shapps: "Let's not muddy the water with... tax cuts for wealthy people right now"Liz Truss would lose a Commons vote on cutting the top rate of income tax, former cabinet minister Grant Shapps has told the BBC.Scrapping the 45% top rate was a key part of

129 dead at Indonesian soccer match after police tear gas causes clashing fans to stampede

Panic at an Indonesian soccer match after police fired tear gas to stop brawls left 129 dead, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday.Several fights between supporters of the two rival soccer teams were reported inside the Kanjuruhan Stadium in East Java province's Malang city after the Indonesian Premier League game ended with Persebaya Surabaya

Demonstrators in Canadian cities call for change in Iran after Mahsa Amini’s death

Protests against Iran's repression of women's rights held around the worldProtests against Iran's compulsory hijab law and the state's morality police took place across Canada and around the world on Saturday in response to the death of Mahsa Amini in September.Demonstrators took to the streets in Canadian cities on Saturday to show solidarity with people in

General Admission Tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2023 Sell Out in Minutes

Photo Credit: EDC Las Vegas (Insomniac)General admission tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2023 sold out in just minutes, showcasing continued excitement for the return of live events.Insomniac has announced that general admission tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 2023 have sold out within minutes, while a limited number of General Admission Plus and

Genesis Members Sell Recorded and Publishing Catalogs to Concord In Reportedly $300 Million+ Deal

Genesis performing live. Photo Credit: Andrew BossiConcord has officially acquired the recorded and publishing catalogs of Genesis members Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford. Concord just recently detailed the sizable purchase, which arrives weeks after its buyout of the HitCo catalog and about two months following a deal for Australian publisher Native Tongue. According

Should You Ask Your Fans To Invest* In Your Music?

Asking your fans for money can feel awkward. It’s like, “I can’t seem to make money on my own, so I’m asking you to give me some.” That’s how it feels anyway. Maybe that’s just me. Either way, in this article I want to talk about fan investments, which are different than fan donations.*What I

Most TikTok Viral Hits Are Organic And Not Driven By Influencers or Paid Ads, Study Finds

Photo Credit: Árpád CzappA new study of viral content on TikTok has found that most of it is generated organically – rather than through paid ads or influencers.A new global report by ContraBrand reveals two-thirds of TikTok’s viral hits are organic in nature. That means no spending on advertising or influencers to promote the content

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I came in last in every race. My dad’s death taught me what it means to win

This First Person article is by Sophia Ersil who lives in Ottawa. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.It was midnight and I was biking through the darkness of the Swedish countryside. Through the raindrops, I saw red tail lights of other cyclists gliding up the hill ahead. I was

The Woman King, Black Ice and Hollywood’s changing depiction of Black history

Viola Davis didn't approach The Woman King like just another film.The Oscar winner took on the role of Nanisca, a general of the true-to-life all-women Agojie warriors, while also producing the film alongside her husband. But as it followed a little-known story in an African kingdom — fronted by a cast of nearly all-Black actors

How wastewater could revolutionize surveillance for pathogens like COVID, monkeypox and polio

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly analysis of health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.One night in March 2020, as wastewater researcher Robert Delatolla was making dinner at his Ottawa home, his wife wondered out loud: Was it possible to spot the novel coronavirus in the city's

20 Shocking Character Exits in TV History — and the Real Reasons the Actors Left

courtesty Over so many years of television, it's inevitable that we also see many great characters come and go, whether from an iconic, long-running show or a newer series we just recently got into. But no matter the particular reason behind the departure, it's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved character — in

40 of the Most Surprising Celebrity Cameos in Movie and TV History

Danielle Carson From hilarious improvised dialogue to mind-bending plot twists that you never saw coming, there are so many unforgettable moments in TV and movie history. But one thing that's guaranteed to instantly shake things up on screen? When a famous actor, musician, or politician pops up out of nowhere — especially when they're the

Kid Cudi’s Entergalactic Is a Trippy, Star-Studded Delight

The great Kid Cudi took the idea of a visual album to the next level with Entergalactic, an animated Netflix special released on the same day as his tenth studio LP of the same name. The artist has spent his career making out-of-this-world music on influential albums like Indicud and the Man on the Moon

Crypto

Bitcoin Price and Ethereum Bears Keep Pushing, LUNC Could Rally Again

Bitcoin price is consolidating above $19,000.Ethereum struggled to clear $1,350, XRP is down 5% and trading below $0.45.LUNC is holding gains and might start a fresh rally.Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $19,500 level. BTC is currently (03:10 UTC) consolidating above the $19,200 level. A downside break and close below $19,000 might start another

Arbitrum Airdrop May Be Coming Soon

Source: ArbitrumMajor Ethereum scaling solution Arbitrum is reportedly preparing for its much-anticipated airdrop. In light of this, pundits have shared some useful insight on the nature of the airdrop and possible eligibility prerequisites.Anonymous crypto pundit DeFi Riddler took to Twitter to share some important tips on how to claim the Arbitrum airdrop in a lengthy thread of over 28

The Post-Terra Era: Incentivising Innovation and Longevity Through Regulation

Source: AdobeStock / Vitaly KrivosheevVincent Chok is the CEO of First Digital Trust, a Hong Kong-based technology-driven financial institution powering the digital asset industry and servicing financial technology innovators including blockchain clients, payments companies, and virtual banks.__________The world is reeling from the events of the last two years. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine Crisis

Russia Supplying Kazakhstan with Electricity for Cryptocurrency Miners

Russia Supplying Kazakhstan with Electricity for Cryptocurrency MinersRussia is looking to bolster Kazakhstan's energy demands in an amendment of the partnership between the two nations, as a means to provide electricity to miners within the former Soviet republic member state. The move comes amidst growing demand for electricity by crypto miners in Kazakhstan, as mining

Which Crypto to Buy Today

Cryptocurrencies were trading in the red early this morning, October 2. The worldwide crypto market cap is $935.24 billion, down 0.01% from the previous day. Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market volume has increased by 13.20% to $79.05 billion.The overall volume in DeFi is currently $3.98 billion, accounting for 5.03% of the entire

Solana Price Plunges as Blockchain Suffers Outage Again

Source: AdobeStock / JorgeEduardoSolana's price has taken a hit amid another major outage that has grinded the network activity to a halt.Crypto pundit and host of NFT Alpha show, Nick Valdez first brought the development to public attention on Twitter after a series of speculative mentions. A few hours later, the official Solana Twitter handle confirmed the report in

XRP Price Forms Bullish Pattern – Time to Buy?

XRP continues to trade choppy amid the SEC vs. Ripple battle, but XRP price forms a bullish pattern, which may signal an upward movement. In the midst of Ripple's $1.3 billion lawsuit against the SEC, a court has ordered the SEC to disclose internal correspondence concerning the regulatory status of Ethereum. It's a win for Ripple, which

Uniswap to Raise $100 Million in New Funding Round

Image credit: UniswapUniswap Labs – the firm behind one of the world's largest decentralized exchanges, Uniswap – is looking to raise a massive $100M fund in its latest funding round. This round follows Uniswap's previous Series A funding in 2020.American online newspaper TechCrunch uncovered the development in a report Friday. According to the report, TechCrunch

Crypto is Thriving Through Offshore Corporate Structures

Source: AdobeStock / NetfallsMarc Piano, Senior Associate at global offshore law firm Harneys, is a member of the Investment Funds, Corporate, and Banking & Finance teams in the Cayman Islands office. Phil Graham, Partner at Harneys, is global head of the Investment Funds and Regulatory groups and head of the transactional team in the British

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I came in last in every race. My dad’s death taught me what it means to win

This First Person article is by Sophia Ersil who lives in Ottawa. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.It was midnight and I was biking through the darkness of the Swedish countryside. Through the raindrops, I saw red tail lights of other cyclists gliding up the hill ahead. I was

The Woman King, Black Ice and Hollywood’s changing depiction of Black history

Viola Davis didn't approach The Woman King like just another film.The Oscar winner took on the role of Nanisca, a general of the true-to-life all-women Agojie warriors, while also producing the film alongside her husband. But as it followed a little-known story in an African kingdom — fronted by a cast of nearly all-Black actors

How wastewater could revolutionize surveillance for pathogens like COVID, monkeypox and polio

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly analysis of health and medical science news. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here.One night in March 2020, as wastewater researcher Robert Delatolla was making dinner at his Ottawa home, his wife wondered out loud: Was it possible to spot the novel coronavirus in the city's

Sport

Randy Brown critical of decision win over Francisco Trinaldo: ‘I know I can do better’

October 2, 2022 6:30 pm ET Randy Brown is not happy with how things went down in his return to the octgaon. The welterweight picked up a unanimous decision win over veteran Francisco Trinaldo in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 211 in Las Vegas. But despite getting his hand raised and improving

Mick Maynard’s Shoes: What’s next for Mackenzie Dern after UFC Fight Night 211 loss?

Share this article 151 shares share tweet text email link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn via email https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/10/ufc-fight-night-211-matchmaker-mackenzie-dern-next-fight-loss-main-event-video-analysis Mackenzie Dern is 0-2 in UFC main events after falling short to Yan Xiaonan at UFC Fight Night 211. Dern (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) suffered a majority decision defeat to Xiaonan (14-3 MMA

Jake Paul teases move to MMA, says he’s ‘working with a big organization’ for potential debut

October 2, 2022 4:15 pm ET Jake Paul apparently is working toward an MMA debut. The YouTube star turned professional boxer recently said he’s got a big announcement coming in regard to a venture into MMA. Paul long has teased a move to MMA, but it sounds like the wheels finally are turning. “I’ve got