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UK ducks recession with weakest annual growth since 2010

UK ducks recession with weakest annual growth since 2010

Business
The UK has dodged a recession despite seeing the biggest year-on-year slowdown in nearly a decade.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the 0.3% growth for the latest quarter signalled the economy "slowing" as UK GDP had grown at 1% for the same period in 2018. It said this represented the weakest annual rate since 2010.However, the expansion meant the UK avoided plunging into a recession, defined by two successive quarters of economic decline.It shrank by 0.2% in the three months to June 2019. Advertisement Despite this, the economy was slightly weaker than both market expectations and the Bank of England's latest forecasts, which had pointed to 0.4% growth for the period between July and September...
How Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s mutual appreciation developed into the best Premier League rivalry since Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

How Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s mutual appreciation developed into the best Premier League rivalry since Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

Sports
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will lock horns once again this Sunday and resume a rivalry which has blossomed into one of the greatest of the Premier League era. The Reds welcome the defending Premier League champions to Anfield in the later kick-off, knowing a win will extend their lead at the top of table and, depending on results, could force City down into fourth. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have cemented their reputations as two of the best mangers in the world One of the biggest tasks for Klopp will be composing his players should they win, knowing full well defeat last season at the Etihad practically kick-started City’s incredible title surge. But experience is in his favour in this situation, with the German having l
Petrol, diesel prices see steepest hike since July 5

Petrol, diesel prices see steepest hike since July 5

Finance
Petrol and diesel prices were on Wednesday hiked by 24-25 paise per litre, the steepest increase since July 5 Union Budget, as a fallout of turmoil in global oil markets following drone attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities. Petrol price was increased by 25 paise per litre to Rs 72.42 and diesel by 24 paise to Rs 65.82 in the Delhi market, which is sort of a national benchmark, according to price information available from state-owned fuel retailers. This is the biggest single-day hike since the July 5 Budget of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that raised rates by almost Rs 2.50 a litre due to an increase in excise duty on the fuels. The hike on Wednesday followed a 14 paise a litre increase in price of petrol on Tuesday and 15 paise per litre rise in diesel rate. Following the...
Arctic sea ice coverage drops below 1.5M square miles for second time since 1979

Arctic sea ice coverage drops below 1.5M square miles for second time since 1979

Science
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- For just the second time since scientists started tracking Arctic sea ice coverage in 1979, the sea ice extent has dropped below 1.5 million square miles, or 4 million square kilometers. Every autumn, the Arctic sea ice coverage reaches its minimum extent, before expanding as temperatures rise. Though the sea ice is still shrinking, the minimum extent still days away, coverage is already approaching record lows. "Our satellite data show that between March and April 2019, there was an unusually large decrease in the ice extent, from which the Arctic sea ice was unable to recover," Christian Haas, a geophysicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, said in a news release. The Arctic's rapid springtime melting suggested sea ice coverage was destined for an all-time low, but fl...
Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Sports
When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia