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Fiji shock New Zealand to make World Cup last four

Fiji shock New Zealand to make World Cup last four

Sports
Rugby League World Cup quarter-finalNew Zealand: (0) 2Goals: Johnson Fiji: (2) 4Goals: Koroisau, MilneFiji will play Australia in the semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup after winning a tense and scrappy match against New Zealand in Wellington.Fiji dominated the opening half but only had two points from a Apisai Koroisau penalty at the break.Shaun Johnson levelled before Taane Milne scored the decisive points with another penalty after 62 minutes.It was a shock result but a deserved one in what was only the second try-less match in World Cup history.Earlier, Tonga survived a major scare to beat Lebanon 24-22 in a thrilling match in Christchurch.Punching through the glass ceilingAustralia, New Zealand and England are the three established tier one teams in rugby league - but there is...
First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Science
Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause of the expected growth has been greater use of coal in China as its economy expanded. Researchers are uncertain if the rise in emissions is a one-off or the start of a new period of CO2 build-up.Scientists say that a global peak in CO2 before 2020 is needed to limit dangerous global warming this century.The Global Carbon Project has been analysing and reporting on the scale of emissions of CO2 since 2006. Carbon output has grown by about 3% per year in that period, but growth essentially declined or remained flat between 2014 and 2016.The latest figures indicate that in 2017, emissions of CO2 from all human activities grew by about 2% globa...
Psychiatrist vacancies 'double in four years' in England

Psychiatrist vacancies 'double in four years' in England

Health
One in 10 consultant psychiatrist roles is currently unfilled in NHS organisations in England, says a report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.It says the number of unfilled posts has doubled in the past four years.Wales is also struggling to fill posts, with vacancies of 9%, while Scotland and Northern Ireland have vacancy rates of 6% and 2% respectively. The college called the vacancies "frankly alarming" and said they increased waiting times for patients. Prof Wendy Burn, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said the current situation meant patients might be waiting months to see a psychiatrist, during which time they could be getting worse.She said it was "a scandal" because if you had cancer you would expect to see a cancer specialist."Patients won't get the care they need. So...
Four million consumers 'in difficulty' – study

Four million consumers 'in difficulty' – study

Business
More than four million UK consumers have missed bill or loan payments in three or more of the last six months, according to a study by the City watchdog.The study by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that 8% were "in difficulty", while a further 27% were said to be "just about surviving".Younger consumers and renters were among the most financially stretched, according to the FCA's wide-ranging Financial Lives Survey of 13,000 people aged 18 and over.The study gave an insight into levels of financial vulnerability at a time when inflation is at a five-year high and interest rates look set to rise for the first time in a decade.Chris Woolard, the FCA's executive director of strategy and competition, said: "We are in a situation where it's fair to say that there is a significant gr...
The Racing Club podcast – Saturday, October 7: Spotlight on Enable, Saturday tips and four to watch in the jumps season

The Racing Club podcast – Saturday, October 7: Spotlight on Enable, Saturday tips and four to watch in the jumps season

Sports
Saturday, October 7, 2017Lee McKenzie, Luke Elder and Geoffrey Riddle discuss the future of Superstar filly Enable and look ahead to the best of Saturday's action at Newmarket, Redcar and Ascot.talkSPORT's Mick Quinn tells us about his great hope of an Ascot Group 3 winner and trainer Dan Skelton looks back at a successful summer and ahead to the National Hunt campaign.Plus, author Grant Copson picks out some horses to look out for over the new jumps season.The Racing Club is live on talkSPORT2 every Saturday morning at 8amLet's block ads! (Why?)