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COP26: Draft deal calls for stronger carbon cutting targets by end of 2022

COP26: Draft deal calls for stronger carbon cutting targets by end of 2022

Science
Getty ImagesCountries are being urged to strengthen their carbon-cutting targets by the end of 2022 in a draft agreement published at the COP26 Glasgow climate summit.The document says vulnerable nations must get more help to cope with the deadly impacts of global warming.It also says countries should submit long-term strategies for reaching net-zero by the end of next year. Critics have said the draft pact does not go far enough but others welcomed its focus on the 1.5C target.The document, which has been published by the UK COP26 presidency, will have to be negotiated and agreed by countries attending the talks. COP26 president Alok Sharma said he expected "near final texts" to be published overnight, adding that the agreement that comes out of the conference would "set the future for ou...
Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

Sports
Conor Benn knocked out Samuel Vargas inside one round to make a big statement on Saturday night in London. The son of British boxing legend Nigel Benn came through his latest step-up fight in sensational style, improving his record to 18-0 (12 KOs). Vargas has recently only been beaten by top names, but never in such quick time. Benn set upon him straight away and hurt the Canadian-Colombian after just a minute. His whirlwind of accurate punches forced the referee to jump in soon afterwards. Errol Spence took four rounds to beat Vargas, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz Jr took seven, Amir Khan beat him on points. When asked about these comparisons, Benn reacted: “Statement made, all those names you just mentioned, no-one banged him out in one round. M...
‘Lazy’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor goal record after signing huge new contract shows Arsenal captain may be ‘another Mesut Ozil’ as Martin Keown calls for Gabriel Martinelli to replace him

‘Lazy’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor goal record after signing huge new contract shows Arsenal captain may be ‘another Mesut Ozil’ as Martin Keown calls for Gabriel Martinelli to replace him

Sports
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s struggles in front of goal since signing a whopping £350,000-a-week contract are a big concern for Arsenal. The striker was brought in for a club-record fee of £54million back in January 2018, and he netted 54 Premier League goals in his first two-and-a-half seasons at the Emirates. GETTY Aubameyang was a goalscoring machine at the start of his Arsenal career GETTY But he’s been poor in 2020/21 and not looked the same player His goals helped them win an FA Cup and Community Shield trophy last summer and he bagged himself a Premier League Golden Boot in 2019. This campaign, however, it’s been a different story. The pacy forward has scored only nine league goals this season...
Pub trade calls time on ‘triple whammy’ of new COVID reopening rules

Pub trade calls time on ‘triple whammy’ of new COVID reopening rules

Business
The pub trade has reacted angrily to the prospect of a "triple whammy" of new coronavirus restrictions when sites reopen in England, warning they risk further damage to businesses after a year of disruption.Hospitality industry representatives have written to the prime minister to express their outrage at new guidance governing the start of outside-only trade - due from 12 April under Boris Johnson's roadmap. One major concern is that every customer aged 16 or over should now provide contact details to staff, either via the NHS COVID-19 app or in person, in a change from rules last year which covered just one member of a group. Image: Pubs can start serving outdoors from 12 April in England but it remains unclear if people can pay inside ...
Phone companies ‘must do more’ to stop fraud calls

Phone companies ‘must do more’ to stop fraud calls

Business
Phone companies must do more to stop fraudsters who spoof phone numbers to trap victims, one of the UK's top law enforcement officers has said.Graeme Biggar, director general of the National Crime Agency's National Economic Crime Centre, says the UK needs "a step change in our response" to fraud.It costs the economy up to £190bn each year.Phone companies say they are committed to taking action over nuisance calls.Mr Biggar says there has been an "explosion" in the number of criminals spoofing phone numbers in the past 12 months."Phone companies have been used for fraud since they've been invented and it's a constant arms race to stop vulnerabilities and then stop them.Covid fraudsters steal £34.5m in scamsFraudsters 'scammed me out of every penny I had'Fraud epidemic 'is now national secur...