Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

Japan 30-10 Russia: Hosts win opening match at Rugby World Cup

2019 Rugby World Cup: Japan v Russia Japan: (12) 30 Tries: Matsushima 3, Labuschagne; Pens: Tamura 2 Cons: Tamura, Matsuda Russia: (7) 10 Tries: Golosnitsky Pens: Kushnarev Cons: Kushnarev Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as hosts Japan got their World Cup campaign under way with a 30-10 victory against Russia. Russia took an early lead through wing Kirill Golosnitskiy, but Matsushima …

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Alex Hales: Ashley Giles says England door not closed for batsman

Alex Hales has been in action in the Caribbean Premier League for Barbados Tridents Batsman Alex Hales can play for England again despite losing his central contract, says director of cricket Ashley Giles. Hales, 30, was dropped from England’s World Cup squad in for an “off-field incident”. The Guardian reported …

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Bournemouth wins at Southampton

Eight of Nathan Ake’s 11 Premier League goals have been scored from corners Bournemouth survived a second-half fightback from Southampton to secure a fully deserved win at St Mary’s and move into third place in the Premier League before the weekend’s games. Eddie Howe’s side produced a superb first-half display …

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India delivers surprise corporate tax cuts to boost economy

India has cut its corporate tax rates in an effort to spur investment and boost growth in the country’s faltering economy. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the base corporate tax rate would be lowered to 22% from 30%. The surprise move triggered a stock market rally, with the Sensex index …

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Walmart ceases e-cigarette sales

Image copyrightAFP Walmart has said it will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the US, amid mounting calls to ban the products entirely. The retailer said its decision was due to “uncertainty” about the rules governing e-cigarettes, which US health authorities have linked to more than 500 cases of lung injury. …

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Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES There has been a huge rise in catalytic converters being stolen from cars in 2019, police in London say. For the first six months of 2019, the number of thefts of catalytic converters jumped to 2,894, compared to 1,674 thefts for all of 2018. In a car’s …

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Dream Chaser Chapter Nine

Her aunt obviously took offense at my way of thinking and before I could say jack, I was being bundled Monday morning to my physics class by no one other than my irate dad who classified it  the highest form of betrayal my refusal to follow his instructions, some of …

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Is yahoo yahoo wrong or right? Another perspective

The worst thing about being a student is hearing the phrase, ‘and your assignment for the week is…’, especially when you know the assignment consists of you spending money you don’t have apart from the stress you go through just to make sure you get it done. The worst part …

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has promised to make the company carbon neutral and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement by 2040. More than 1,500 Amazon employees have pledged to stage a “walkout” protest against the company’s environmental record, on Friday. It will be the …

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China to tap pork reserves as swine fever hits industry

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES China is set to release pork supplies from its central reserves as it moves to tackle soaring prices and shortages caused by an outbreak of swine fever. A state-backed body will auction 10,000 tonnes of frozen pork from its strategic reserves on Thursday. China, the world’s biggest …

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