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La Liga games in the US ‘not fair for anyone,’ says Liga MX president

(CNN)Enrique Bonilla, president of Mexico’s top-flight football division Liga MX, has told CNN Sport that he is against the proposed decision to host a La Liga game in the United States or Canada. La Liga teams, along with other major European leagues, have played exhibition games in the United States before, but never a competitive match. Suarez “knew he made a mistake” after bites After news of the proposed league broke on Wednesday, MLS issued a statement from Executive Vice President of Communications Dan Courtemanche. “In March, […]

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All-female motor racing series offers potential F1 pathway

(CNN)Racing fast cars needn’t be the preserve of men, so a new all-female racing series aims to provide women drivers with a pathway back into F1. Follow @cnnsport “At the heart of W Series’ DNA is the firm belief that women can compete equally with men in motorsport,” a statement said. “However, an all-female series is essential in order to force greater female participation. “W Series is therefore a mission-driven competition, the aim of which is not only to provide exciting racing for spectators and viewers on […]

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‘Exhausting road to my apprenticeship dream’

I decided that university simply wasn’t for me. Apprenticeships are a ladder of opportunity, bursting full of new chances and skills waiting to be experienced by keen individuals. I embarked on a quest to secure the right one, but how was I to do that? Apprenticeships down amid ‘frustration’ Firms relabelling low-skilled jobs as apprenticeships, says report Apprenticeships: Eight things you need to know Apprenticeships: ‘It’s the money that puts people off’ I found my journey to becoming an apprentice a challenging one and I believe this […]

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‘I’m a Muslim, visually-impaired boxer’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSannah Hussain tells how she “just fell in love with boxing” Fit, strong, and with a steely determination behind her eyes, Sannah Hussain has many of the traits you need to be successful in the boxing ring. But she is very different to your average amateur boxer. Sannah is a Scottish Muslim who wears a headscarf and dresses modestly and also lives with a series of debilitating health conditions. The 25-year-old was born with Albinism, a condition which affects […]

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Tesco ditches more ‘best before’ dates

Staff have been given training to help identify when produce prices should be reduced. A survey of 2,010 people conducted by independent market research agency Walnut Unlimited in August found that 53% of customers felt scrapping best before dates made a difference and helped them to keep fresh food for longer. Removing labels Labelling on fresh products such as meat, fish, dairy or poultry will remain the same. While fruit and vegetables come with best before dates, meat-based products come with “use by” dates. The key difference […]

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The rise of the payment app: ‘I hardly use cash any more’

Such P2P apps, like PayPal-owned Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, Facebook Messenger, WeChat Pay, and Square Cash, let you pay someone in seconds because they’re hooked up to your bank account, credit card or debit card. They are proving popular with young people wanting a convenient, cash-free way to pay friends back for coffees, takeaways or cocktails, but are also being used for larger payments. Image copyright Ondot Systems Image caption Rachna Ahlawat says consumers want the convenience of instant payments these days “All you need is a […]

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It’s Amazon’s world. We just live in it.

Amazon.com isn’t America’s biggest company. By market cap, it trails Apple. Measured by number of employees, it’s behind Walmart. By revenues, it’s a distant eighth on the Fortune 500 list. But measured by importance to modern life and ability to shape the American economy in its own image, Amazon is second to none. It has a full suite of electronic devices, including a digital assistant that thousands of consumers rely on to perform daily tasks (Alexa), an electronic reader (Kindle) and a home security system (Ring). Its […]

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Cyclist who flipped off Trump motorcade will run for local office in Virginia

Washington (CNN)Juli Briskman, who flipped off President Donald Trump’s motorcade while she was bicycling last fall near the President’s golf course, will run for local office in Virginia. CNN has reached out to Briskman for comment. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/politics/woman-who-flipped-off-trump-motorcade-juli-briskman-loudoun-county-board-supervisors/index.html

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Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit Over Obama-Era Student Loan Rules

Attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia filed the lawsuit against DeVos after her department began rolling back the so-called U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss ruled in favor of the attorney generals, calling DeVos’ attempts to delay the Obama-era rule from its start date “unlawful,” “arbitrary and capricious” and “procedurally invalid,”  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey celebrated the judge’s ruling, saying in a “It’s time for the #BorrowerDefenseRule to go into effect and give thousands of students the relief they’ve been waiting for,” […]

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