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Sterling scores twice as England stun Spain

Sterling scores twice as England stun Spain

Sports
England won in Spain for the first time in 31 years as they recorded a memorable Uefa Nations League win over Spain in Seville.Gareth Southgate's side were 3-0 up after a sensational first half, Raheem Sterling ending a three-year and 27-game barren sequence with a thunderous early opener and he was on the mark from close range for the third before the interval, with a composed strike from Marcus Rashford sandwiched in between.Spain, torn apart by England's pace in those opening 45 minutes, responded in predictable fashion in a chaotic second period as Paco Alcacer pulled a goal back just before the hour with a near-post header. England lived on their nerves, particularly goalkeeper Jordan Pi...
Croatia 0-0 England: England hit woodwork twice in goalless draw

Croatia 0-0 England: England hit woodwork twice in goalless draw

Sports
England played out a largely uneventful stalemate with Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka to earn the first point of their Uefa Nations League campaign.The whole occasion had an air of unreality as the teams - who met in the World Cup semi-finals three months ago - were forced to play in a mostly deserted, echoing stadium as part of Croatia's punishment after a swastika was visible on the pitch before a European qualifier in 2015.England coped well with the surreal surroundings and had the better chances - Eric Dier and Harry Kane heading against the woodwork either side of the interval, and Marcus Rashford producing two bad misses with only Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic to beat. Cr...
Think twice before choosing any employee benefit plans and perks

Think twice before choosing any employee benefit plans and perks

Finance
Just because your company offers you a brand-new employee benefit, doesn't mean that you have to take it. October kicks off the beginning of benefits enrollment season for many employees, as they sign up for next year's health care plan and life insurance coverage. But the list of potential perks — known as voluntary and fringe benefits — goes beyond the core suite of life and health insurance coverage and 401(k) plans. A June survey by the National Business Group on Health found that about 9 out of 10 large employers offered accidental de...
Debit card glitch sees thousands charged twice

Debit card glitch sees thousands charged twice

Business
Thousands of people across the UK were charged twice for debit card payments following a glitch. Customers paid twice due to a problem with card terminals run by Cardnet, despite transactions only showing up once on receipts.The error affected around 5% of payments made on machines on 29 August. Cardnet is a payment system run by Lloyds Bank and card processor First Data, which handles 1.1 billion transactions a year, including for a wide range of shops, restaurants and businesses in Britain.This means that Lloyds customers were not the only ones affected, since the machines accept most Mastercard and Visa payments.Customers will have to check their bank statements for duplicate payments - but they should have been automatically reimbursed. ...
Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores

Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores

Science
A new study has shown that small height evolved twice in humans on the Indonesian island of Flores.Scientists decoded the DNA of modern-day "pygmy" people to find out if they might be partly descended from the extinct Hobbit species. The remains of these Hobbits were found during an archaeological dig on Flores 15 years ago.The new analysis, published in the journal Science, found no trace of the Hobbit's DNA in the present-day people.This is important because some scientists had wondered whether modern humans (Homo sapiens) could have mixed with the Hobbit population when they first arrived on the island thousands of years ago. In theory, this could have led to Hobbit genes being passed down into living people on the island.Alt...