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Swedish economy set to grind to a halt as inflation bites

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's economic growth will grind to a halt next year amid soaring inflation and interest rate rises,

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Ukrainians told to be ready to fight for Russia

The BBC is given rare access to the front line near Kherson where Ukrainian troops are pushing back the Russian army.

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Letran’s Paraiso, Sangalang slapped with one-game suspension

Brent Paraiso and Louie Sangalang of Letran were slapped with one-game suspension following their recent actions during the Knights’ 67-62 win against the Mapua Cardinals in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City. The suspension was in line with FIBA and NCAA Ground Rules as the NCAA Season 98 basketball commissioner Tonichi Pujante released an official statement Wednesday, Sept. 28. “I hope I’ve enlightened everyone and to those directly concerned, please be proficient on the rules first before uttering baseless accusations on the Game Officials and the Commissioner’s Office,” said Pujante in the statement. “I strongly denounce violence of any form in and outside the playing court. Rest assured I’ve addressed this with utmost objectivity and compassion.” Paraiso, upon thorough review, intentionally hit Mapua’s Adrian Nocum at the back of his head with an elbow midway through the payoff period “which is a deliberate act of violence and not a legitimate basketball play.” The two figured in a short entanglement heading into the floor when Paraiso was seen throwing an elbow. Sangalang, for his part, had already committed two technical fouls with the second one taunting the Mapua side after its turnover in the waning seconds. And as for NCAA Ground Rules Art. 7.2, “a player who is thrown out of the game by the referee for unsportsmanlike conduct in any game will be suspended for one game implemented immediately on the next scheduled team game.” This meant that Paraiso and Sangalang won’t see action on Friday, Sept. 30, when the Knights take on the San Beda Red Lions in their 3 p.m. affair.

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Stocks on sell down amid recession fears

The local stock market continued to dive due to global recession fears due to the vicious cycle created by rising inflation, interest rates, and value of the dollar. The main index fell 140.39 points or 2.33 percent to close at 5,879.68 as the Mining and Oil sector led the rout. Volume dropped to 815 million shares worth P6.79 billion as losers beat gainers 156 to 49 with 39 unchanged. “Philippine shares continued falling on climbing rates and global recession fears, with other regional indices falling deeper into the bear market,” said Regina Capital Development Corporation Managing Director Luis Limlingan. Philstocks Financial Assistant Research Manager Claire Alviar said “The local bourse slumped, breaching the 6,000 psychological support level, as negative sentiment continues to dominate the market with the peso, weakening further to P59.00.” “As of 03:30 pm, our Asian peers were also in the red as the dollar strengthens which weaken most currencies in Asia including but not limited to the Chinese yuan and Indian rupee. Recession fears in the US are growing as the Fed remains hawkish,” she added.

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Centre orders blocking of websites, social media accounts of PFI, affiliates

An official said directions were being sent to social media companies including Facebook and Twitter to take down the accounts or any content related to PFI

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Try Guys' Ned Fulmer reacts to firing amid cheating claims

Ned Fulmer has responded after he was ousted from the Try Guys group following accusations of cheating with a co-worker. The group released a statement on Instagram, after photos circulated on Reddit. “Family should have always been my priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship,” he wrote after being seen kissing Try Guys producer Alex Herring. “I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel." Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

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Transfer rumours: Messi keen to leave PSG; Ronaldo's Saudi Arabia proposal

The latest transfer rumours, including news on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jude Bellingham, Christian Pulisic and more.

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London politics LIVE: IMF piles pressure on Kwasi Kwarteng over tax cuts

Kwasi Kwarteng will step up efforts to reassure the City about his economic plans on Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) criticised the measures and the Bank of England signalled sharp interest rate rises could be on the way. The Chancellor will meet investment banks following days of turmoil which saw the pound buffeted and Government borrowing costs increase after his mini-budget spooked the markets with its package of tax cuts and increased borrowing. In an extraordinary statement on Tuesday, the IMF said it was “closely monitoring” developments in the UK and was in touch with the authorities, urging the Chancellor to “reevaluate the tax measures”. It warned the current plans, including the abolition of the 45p rate of income tax for people on more than £150,000, are likely to increase inequality. The move came as the Bank of England signalled it was ready to significantly ramp up interest rates to shore up the pound and guard against increased inflation. Read More Sir Keir Starmer says MP Rupa Huq’s comments about Kwasi Kwarteng were ‘racist’ Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng bids to reassure markets after IMF rebuke Pound retreats again and FTSE tumbles after IMF’s stinging criticism of UK plans

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Shionogi says COVID pill trial shows reduction in symptoms

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's Shionogi & Co Ltd said on Wednesday its oral treatment for COVID-19 demonstrated a significant reduction in

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Stocks and oil drop as dollar gains on recession, Ukraine fears

Equities and crude prices fell while the dollar held at multi-year highs Wednesday as recession fears mount and traders grow increasingly concerned about tensions...

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Man jailed for luring two girls into Hackney garage and sexually abusing them

A man who sexually abused two girls multiple times after luring them into a disused garge in Hackney, east London, has been jailed. Huseyin Berk, also known as Alex, 45, has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars after being found guilty at trial of two counts of sexual assault by penetration involving a girl under the age of 13 and a second victim. The two girls confided in a relative that Berk had taken them into a disused garage and abused them on a number of occassions between April and October 2018. He had approached them as he walked his dog when the girls were playing outside, and threatened them that “bad things would happen” if the girls disclosed his offending to anyone. A relative contacted police in November 2018 and specialist detectives led the case into Berk. He was charged in August 2021. Detective Constable Kevin Flynn, who led the investigation, said: “Berk has been jailed for a significant period of time after being convicted of assaulting two young girls, and he is an obvious danger to children, I am glad he has been brought to account. “I sincerely hope the sentence handed down brings them both a measure of comfort and closure.” PC Sol Bhugaloo, who supported the victims and their families throughout the investigation said:“These two young girls showed tremendous strength and courage coming forward. “It is my sincere hope that the bravery shown by the victims in this case will encourage all victims of sexual violence of any kind to speak to investigators. You will receive dedicated support from specially trained officers such as myself, you will be listened to and heard.” Berk was sentenced on Friday at Snaresbrook Crown Court and handed a placed on the Sexual Offenders Register for life. Read More Jay Blades on how The Repair Shop ‘fixed’ him after difficult childhood I left Hackney for Hollywood — I miss London’s thrum, theatres and late-night thrill London restaurant argues it owns the term Taqueria Investigation launched after Stephen Lawrence killer ‘takes selfies from cell’

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PH powerlifters reap 78 medals in Malaysian tilt

The Philippine powerlifting team made heads turn in the inaugural Southeast Asian Cup 2022 recently in Johor Bahru, Malaysia after reaping 78 medals. The Filipino lifters collected 44 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze medals in the men’s and women’s categories apart from setting 10 Asian records – four in the junior division. Among those who set a new Asian junior mark was Ross Emanuel Teodosio, who clinched four gold medals overall. The Imus, Cavite native reset the Asian junior record en route to topping the junior squad and junior total, while also winning gold medals in the junior bench press and junior deadlift of the 120kg division. Other medalists were Rafael Cahilig, Nestor Redulla Jr., Francis retardo, Emilio Lorenzo, James Emmanuel Sy, Johan Chan, Maphi Daniel Polvora, Jalen Cytienne Cruz, Lance Gabriel Laquian, Rhodison Jay Esmundo and Merwin Torres. The men’s team won 49 medals while the women’s crew snared 29. Joyce Reboton bannered the female crew by ruling the 76kg open division with four gold medals. Also pocketing medals were Ma. Angelica Savillo, Jeremy Reign Bautista, Christine Alejandro, Charlene Tugade, April Williams, Rikki Saul and Bea Piedad.

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Neetu Kapoor celebrates Ranbir Kapoor's 'milestone year' on birthday: 'Your father is orchestrating it from up there'

Neetu Kapoor has shared a heartfelt post for Ranbir Kapoor on his birthday while remembering her late actor-husband Rishi Kapoor. Ranbir turned 40 on Wednesday.

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Deepak Hooda ruled out of South Africa T20Is, 3 new additions as BCCI announces rejigged India squad

Deepak Hooda has been ruled out of the T20I series against South Africa, with the BCCI naming three additions to the squad.

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Chelsea sporting director search rumbles on with Tim Steidten talks planned after two targets rejected club

Chelsea are set for another round of talks with Bayer Leverkusen’s Tim Steidten over filling one of their sporting director and technical director roles. Co-owner Todd Boehly is operating as interim sporting director but the American is keen to hand over transfer responsibilities before the World Cup. Talks with both RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund and Paris Saint-Germain’s Luis Campos collapsed last week, while there are doubts over whether former Liverpool director Michael Edwards is ready to move into a big job so soon after taking a break from football. The new Boehly-Clearlake regime are overseeing a huge turnover of senior staff at Stamford Bridge and have informed Chelsea’s head physio Thierry Laurent that he is to leave his role. Laurent has been at Chelsea for 17 years and his exit follows the departure of long-term club doctor Paco Biosca as the new owners bring in their own staff. It follows the exits of long-term transfer chief Marina Granovskaia, her advisor Petr Cech, chairman Bruce Buck and head of international scouting Scott McLachlan. Communications director Steve Atkins is also leaving to join McClaren. The new Chelsea owners have also sacked manager Thomas Tuchel. Graham Potter has been installed as the German’s replacement for over a fortnight and has brought recruitment analyst Kyle Macauley with him from Brighton. Macauley is a long-time transfer advisor to Potter and has already been seen meeting agents around the Chelsea training ground at Cobham. Read More Sterling lauded for becoming Chelsea’s ‘best player’ after only two months at club Colwill hasn’t thought of Chelsea return as Potter verdict delivered Chelsea boost as Kante returns to training as month-long injury absence nears its end

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UP B.Ed JEE Counselling 2022: Phase 1 registration begins on Sept 30, dates here

UP B.Ed JEE Counselling 2022 schedule has been released. Phase 1 registration will begin on September 30, 2022. Check other details below.

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Nothing to see here. Just pics of Tamannaah Bhatia chilling in satin pajamas

Tamannaah looked every bit gorgeous in a floral pants set as she raised the hotness quotient and merged style and comfort for us.

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Wes Streeting sings ‘I’m loving Starmer instead’ as Labour holds raucous end of conference party

Labour's Shadow Cabinet ministers ended this year's party conference on a high note with a karaoke party at the Liverpool docks. Deputy leader Angela Rayner belted out a version of Journey's “Don’t Stop Believin'” with Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Jonathan Ashworth at the Daily Mirror's infamous conference event on Tuesday night. Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting also took to the stage, leading the crowd in a rendition of Robbie Williams' Angels and changing the lyrics to "I'm loving Starmer instead". The Ilford North MP was also joined by Shadow Levelling Up Secretary Lisa Nandy to sing Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer did not take to the stage to sing, but did address guests who braved the cold and rainy weather to pack into the Revolucion De Cuba bar. Sir Keir told the crowd: "The Labour party is confident. The Labour Party is being looked to for answers to the challenges that face the country. “What a contrast to what happened at last Friday's [mini budget announcement] and what we have been saying at this conference." Read More Labour in buoyant mood as conference draws to a close Labour would force GPs to offer everyone face-to-face appointments Labour not ruling out junk food deals ban once inflation falls

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UniCredit CEO says firms, families are adjusting, sees recovery at end-2023

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian households and businesses are adjusting to the current economic challenges and this will help the economy

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Fighter jets escort Singapore Airlines plane after man claims to have bomb in luggage

Fighter jets rushed to escort a Singapore Airlines plane as it came in to land in Singapore this morning after a passenger allegedly claimed to have a bomb in his hand luggage. The threat, made onboard flight SQ33 from San Francisco on Wednesday (28 September), was later found to be a hoax. The 37-year-old man accused of making the bomb threat has been arrested and police are continuing their investigations, said Singapore’s Defence Ministry. The plane landed at Singapore’s international airport, Changi, in the early hours of Wednesday after being escorted by two fighter jets belonging to the city-state’s air force. At about 2.40am Singapore time, more than 12 hours after take-off, Singaporean police were alerted to the bomb threat by the flight crew, said the Defence Ministry. Onboard the plane, the suspect was restrained by staff after assaulting cabin crew members, Singapore police said in a statement. He was later arrested under anti-terrorism measures and for suspected drug consumption. After the flight landed at 5.50am local time, the plane was taxied to a remote bay for security checks and was later towed to the terminal. Singapore’s Defence Ministry said: “Teams from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives Defence Group and Airport Police Division were on site to verify the claims.” All other passengers and crew were able to disembark the aircraft at 9.20am local time, said a Singapore Airlines spokesperson. The Republic of Singapore Air Force confirmed that two of its F16C/D fighter jets were “activated” to respond to the incident. It added: “Our fighters escorted the airliner till it landed safely at Changi Airport.” Last week Singapore Airlines was named the world’s second best airline in Skytrax’s 2022 World Airline Awards, which rank the top carrier based on thousands of customer surveys. Singapore scooped nine awards in total at the event, with their staff being named best cabin crew. Read More Journalist Erin Baker recalls the adventurous childhood road trips that led to a lifelong love of cars These are the world’s best airlines Canada will scrap Covid travel restrictions on Saturday Revealed: These are the world’s best airlines

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England fan's scathing analysis of Harry Maguire goes viral

If any of the major broadcasters are looking to add to their roster of pundits before the World Cup, they could do a lot worse than checking out TikTok for inspiration. One video of a fan analysing the performance of Harry Maguire has gone viral, and it shows that you don’t need to be an ex-pro with experience at the top level in order to analyse the game. The form of the Manchester United captain is one of the most talked about areas of the England squad, and for this man at least, he shouldn’t be anywhere near the team. TikTok user @geoweds posted a video with the caption: “this is how much my bf hates Maguire.” Sign up for our free Indy100 weekly newsletter The man highlights one illuminating passage in play, focusing on a one-two played by the German team during their 3-3 draw against England on Monday night. “Maguire steps out of his position for some reason and leaves a massive gap,” the man says, standing before the TV with his remote in hand. “Even when Maguire doesn’t do a mistake it’s his fault.” @geoweds soz gary neville #football #footballtiktok #england He then shows the defender come forward from his position alongside his other centre back, and “clatter into” the opposition player receiving the ball. “He was never going to get there, ever, because you’re not faster than the ball,” the fan added, saying: “Nw look at that space that [Niklas Süle] can drive into.” “He gets the chance, and it’s all because Maguire steps out… I can’t believe that this guy is a professional football player.” The comments section was full of people praising his analysing, with one writing: “Get him on Sky Sports.” Another added: “This is a surprisingly very good analysis. Maguire doesn't need to come out there. Player back to goal there is not dangerous.” One more said: “Only United fans truly understand how bad he really is. We’ve seen this week in week out for over a year. There’s no agenda he’s really just that bad.”Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.

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Satellite images show military build-ups in Ethiopia, Eritrea - Maxar

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Satellite images show the mobilisation this month of military forces in towns on either side of Ethiopia's

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The man who knows every sand dune in the desert

Salem Almazrouei grew up in the Empty Quarter maze of sand dunes on Abu Dhabi's border with Saudi Arabia. Now he's sharing his desert knowledge with visitors to a luxury glamping site like no other.

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US Peace Corps, Philippines wrap up volunteer training with LGUs

MANILA, Philippines — The US Peace Corps and the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) has concluded a two-month training program for local government unit leaders in 12 provinces. The US Embassy in a statement on Wednesday the program was geared to highlight volunteerism as a means to “meet local development priorities.”“Volunteerism is alive and well in the Philippines. With the leadership and know-how of LGUs, it can be a powerful tool for achieving community-level development,” US Peace Corps Country Director Jenner Edelman was quoted saying. Since 1961, the US Peace Corps has deployed over 9,300 volunteers to other countries upon request. The organization will send volunteers in January next year to help the program participants to promote volunteerism. Nearly 80 LGUs from Luzon and Visayas participated in the program. They were joined by the Australian Volunteers Program, Voluntary Service Volunteers, France Volunteers, the Global Initiative for Exchange and Development, and the Korean International Cooperation Agency.Participants were taught how to mainstream volunteerism in communities by adopting local laws and through creating provincial volunteerism actions. Every five years, the US Peace Corps issues a John F. Kennedy Service Award to two staff members and two American volunteers among its members across 60 countries. It aims to recognize those who show extraordinary leadership and commitment to service.A Youth Program Manager in the Philippines was given the award earlier this year, making Roberto “Ambet” Yangco the first Filipino recipient of the award.

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London stocks slide amid economic "tug-of-war"

By Johann M Cherian (Reuters) -UK's FTSE 100 tumbled on Wednesday, dragged by banks, oil majors and mining stocks, while

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