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Rising Star Football Edition: The new board game where you become a pro footballer

Rising Star Football Edition: The new board game where you become a pro footballer

Sports
What did you do during lockdown? Some used this unprecedented ‘opportunity’ to get fit, some decided to complete Netflix or you could have even learnt a new language. Charlie Wright did something different. He, along with friend James Bergman and graphic designer Mike Hurst, created a board game with a sporty twist. Rising Star Football Edition – OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED! ⚽🎲 Coming to @kickstarter soon. Journey through your own Footballers career earning points, money and fame! Rise to the top and beat your rivals on and off the pitch to become Rising Star Champion! #football #boardgame pic.twitter.com/epsLB87MOt — Rising Star Football Edition (@RisingStarFooty) September 8, 2020 Rising Star Football Edition has been described as “FIFA Be A Pro meets Game of Life”. All the different sc
Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Health
Demand for coronavirus tests has almost trebled among young children in England this month - but only 1% were found to have the virus, figures show.In the first two weeks of September, more than 200,000 under-nines were tested, according to government's test-and-trace programme.That is nearly three times as many as in the previous fortnight.A large study review has also confirmed that children are less likely to be infected than adults.But the role that children and adolescents play in transmitting the virus "remains unclear", it said.Government figures reveal that in England demand for tests increased across all age groups under 40, but was particularly noticeable among the under-20s. Coronavirus: Children 'half as likely to catch it' Study shows Covid r...

Rising debt is a ‘very serious issue’ that governments face, says Singapore minister

Finance
SINGAPORE — One of the biggest challenges that governments will face in the next decade is bringing down debt, a senior minister in Singapore said on Monday.Governments around the world have increased spending to support their economies hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Some have to borrow more to do so — which is a "sensible economic strategy" when confronted with the current crisis and uncertainties, said Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's senior minister and coordinating minister for social policies.But "the big issue in the next decade is how to ensure that debts are sustainable," said Tharman, a well-known economic and finance expert, at the opening day of the virtual Singapore Summit.He added that the new high levels of debt that many countries are moving toward cannot cont
Ozone levels across Northern Hemisphere have been rising for 20 years

Ozone levels across Northern Hemisphere have been rising for 20 years

Science
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- While emission levels for ozone-forming chemicals have fallen in some North American cities, new research suggests tropospheric ozone levels have increased across the Northern Hemisphere over the last 20 years. In the upper layers of the atmosphere, the ozone layer helps protect Earth and its inhabitants from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Advertisement But closer to Earth's surface, ozone causes problems. In addition to accelerating climate change, the greenhouse gas can harm people's lungs and damage plants. "Ozone is a secondary gas, which means that it is not directly emitted," lead researcher Audrey Gaudel, a scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, told UPI in an email. "It is formed photochemica...
Repayment rising in micro loans; mixed bag for MSME, retail

Repayment rising in micro loans; mixed bag for MSME, retail

Finance
KOLKATA: Repayment collection has been on the upswing in the microfinance sector in lockstep with the stage-gated revival of business in various parts of India, raising expectations of higher cash flows and lower delinquencies for lenders than anticipated earlier, while it's mixed bag for the MSME and retail segments, people familiar with the matter said. About 25-40 per cent of microfinance borrowers have started paying back their dues at the end of May, better than April's 10-15 per cent, as borrowers exhibited improved credit discipline although they could have used the grace period allowed until August 31 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Industry captains expect better June cash flows with routine office attendance resuming in the first phase of the unlocking. Ratio of retail and MS...