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BoE warns recent COVID-19 case increases could hold back economy

BoE warns recent COVID-19 case increases could hold back economy

Business
Britain's economy is "less weak" than previously expected but a recent rise in COVID-19 cases could take its toll on activity, the Bank of England has said.It now sees GDP being 7% smaller in the current quarter than it was prior to the pandemic - not as bad as it had previously feared. But policymakers also turned their attention to the uptick in coronavirus case numbers, as figures this week showed daily numbers had reached their highest level since May. ...
Fantasy football: Alvin Kamara leads Week 2 running back rankings

Fantasy football: Alvin Kamara leads Week 2 running back rankings

Sports
Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Alvin Kamara, Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Josh Jacobs and Ezekiel Elliott top my Week 2 fantasy football running back rankings for 2020. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Dalvin Cook, Aaron Jones, Chris Carson and Kenyan Drake round out my top 10 options for Week 2. Advertisement Plenty of other running backs with great matchups this week are available outside of the elite names. Try to find a player who will get a lot of carriers, targets in the passing game or goal line work and has a good Week 2 matchup. Several players are now worth lineup consideration after Week 1 injuries. Check out my weekly waiver wire article for options of players to add at each position. Todd Gurley, Antonio Gibson and Nyheim Hines are among my favorite starts this week at the running back posi...
Fantasy football: McCaffrey, Cook top Week 1 running back rankings

Fantasy football: McCaffrey, Cook top Week 1 running back rankings

Sports
Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry top my Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings for 2020. Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Austin Ekeler, Joe Mixon and Alvin Kamara round out my top 10 options for Week 1. Advertisement Plenty of other running backs with great matchups this week are available outside of the elite names. Try to find a player who will get a lot of carriers, targets in the passing game or goal line work and has a good Week 1 matchup. Jacobs, Edwards-Helaire, David Johnson, Marlon Mack, James White and Tarik Cohen are among my favorite starts this week. TOP SHELF Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is the focal point of his team's offense. The second-year workhorse had 1,316 yards from scrimma...
House prices bounce back to new all-time high, figures show

House prices bounce back to new all-time high, figures show

Business
House prices have reached a new record high after bouncing back from falls earlier this year with the biggest rise since 2004 last month, according to figures from Nationwide.Prices rose by 2% in August compared to the previous month or 3.7% compared to a year ago, adding to evidence of a rapid recovery after coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased. The figures came as house builder Barratt Homes reported a 46% slump in profits to £492m for the year to the end of June, which it blamed on "unprecedented disruption to sales".But it said it was now seeing "very strong consumer demand", with forward sales in more recent weeks ahead of the same time last year.
Glastonbury 2021 ‘aims to be back in June’, Emily Eavis says

Glastonbury 2021 ‘aims to be back in June’, Emily Eavis says

Entertainment
Glastonbury organisers aim to have the festival back in June, Emily Eavis has said.The co-organiser of the event said on Twitter that despite rumours, next year's festival was not moving to September.Founder Michael Eavis had previously said the fate of the 2021 event was uncertain as this year's festival was cancelled because of coronavirus.His daughter Emily said: "We're still very much aiming for June."The 2020 festival would have been a 50th anniversary celebration and 135,000 music fans who bought tickets will be able to use them next summer. "For those who have been asking, we have no plans to move next year's Glastonbury to September 2021 - we're still very much a...