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Open Banking 'revolution' to challenge banks' dominance

Open Banking 'revolution' to challenge banks' dominance

Business
A fundamental change to the way people can bank, manage and spend their money in the digital world is under way.A change in the law and the start of the Open Banking system means people can allow businesses, other than their bank, to access their financial data.Organisers say this has the potential for consumers to get better deals, such as cheaper overdrafts, and to speed up the switching process.But warnings over fraud risks have already been issued.As part of the same legislation, surcharges for payments made by credit card, debit card, or other payment systems such as PayPal will be banned.How it worksTraditionally, banks have held all our information about our past transactions and spending habits.A change in UK law now means that banks and building societies must allow regulated busi...
Hero World Challenge: Tiger Woods returns in style at Albany

Hero World Challenge: Tiger Woods returns in style at Albany

Sports
Tiger Woods' return went about as well as he could have hoped. Playing in his first competitive tournament since the Dubai Desert Classic last February, Woods carded a 3-under-par 69 Thursday in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Course in The Bahamas. Woods had five birdies against two bogeys during the round. The former longtime world No. 1 and 14-time major champion shot a 1-under 35 on the front nine with a birdies at the par-5, 572-yard No. 3 and par-3, 216-yard No. 8 holes opposite a bogey at No. 9. Woods opened the back nine with a birdie at No. 10 and rolled in back-to-back birdies at Nos. 13-14 before bogeying No. 15. He finished with three straight pars, placing him three shots behind leader Tommy Fleetwood of England. "I didn't know what I could do," Wo...
Porn-makers challenge Patreon's crowdfunding ban

Porn-makers challenge Patreon's crowdfunding ban

Technology
Dozens of adult content creators have signed an open letter to Patreon challenging restrictions it has placed on the creation of pornography.The crowdfunding service updated its rules last week to explicitly ban the sale of pornographic content and provision of sexual services.It said at the time that it was clarifying an existing policy.But the firm has been accused of betraying some of its members who say their activity is not illegal."We know people who would be homeless if it wasn't for making porn on Patreon - and it's not a small number," the letter states."Your fuzzy position on 'adult content' versus 'porn' gives you the freedom to discriminate at will. "And it makes content creators live in fear of that discrimination, itself leading to self-censorship of important viewpoints."Pat...
UPI Horse Racing Roundup: La Coronel wins Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland

UPI Horse Racing Roundup: La Coronel wins Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland

Sports
Another international weekend of racing found Redzel victorious in the inaugural Everest Stakes in Australia, Bullards Alley shocking the Canadian International at Woodbine, Deirdre victorious in Japan and La Coronel a gate-to-wire winner in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.Aidan O'Brien went one-for-five on three continents in his quest to tie the late Bobby Frankel's record of training 25 Grade I wins in a calendar year. But the one victory was a grand slam four-bagger.Away we go.WoodbineBullards Alley, at odds of nearly 43-1, showed his heels to nine rivals in the stretch run of Sunday's $ 800,000 (Canadian) Grade I Pattison Canadian International, winning by 10 3/4 lengths. Oscar Nominated and Flamboyant got the minor awards and the best the European contingent could m...
Hearing loss can challenge relationships

Hearing loss can challenge relationships

Health
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- People with hearing loss face daunting challenges, but so do those who love them, researchers report.Problems with hearing can be socially isolating for everyone involved, the British researchers explained."This is research which reviews the existing evidence we have on the impact of hearing loss on those diagnosed with the condition, as well as those around them," said study leader Venessa Vas, who's with the National Institute of Health Research Nottingham Biomedical Research Center.Vas and her colleagues analyzed more than 70 existing studies investigating the problems faced by people with hearing loss. The studies also examined the issues faced by people who are close to someone with hearing impairments."Hearing loss is a chronic condition that affects the wh...