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‘Our flight refund battle for mum who can barely walk’

‘Our flight refund battle for mum who can barely walk’

Business
Clare D'AgnostinoAn elderly grandmother who can "barely walk" has finally been sent a refund - a year after her flight was cancelled.Veronica Brown, aged 85, had hoped to visit her son and grandchildren in Munich last Easter, until Covid restrictions put an end to her plans.Her daughter Clare D'Agostino said, with little prospect of rearranging, there was "no way on earth" they would have chosen a voucher over a refund.But they were sent one anyway, until the BBC followed up the case.Pointless voucherMrs Brown visited her family in Germany as much as she could. In her advancing years, her daughter Clare booked her flights for her. The Easter trip was booked via Expedia, but then the Covid crisis intervened, and all such travel halted.For a variety of reasons including an apparent disagreem...

Op-ed: You’ve been asked to invest in a private venture. Here’s when to say ‘yes’ and when to walk away

Finance
Tetra Images | Tetra images | Getty ImagesA few years ago, I had a client tell me he invested in a fancy bowling alley — the new party hot spot in town. It's since shut down. Another client shared that he joined the board of a start-up and they're looking to raise capital. He wants to figure out the right dollar amount to invest.High-net-worth investors are approached often to put their money into a private company looking to grow. The offers come in all shapes and sizes: Small companies need capital to expand, start-ups often need several rounds of financing, and friends or family members with a "Shark Tank" type idea want to make a run at creating their dream.These investment ideas often sound exciting and exclusive and seem to hold the potential for much higher returns than a traditiona
India v England: Virat Kohli refuses to walk after being bowled by Moeen Ali

India v England: Virat Kohli refuses to walk after being bowled by Moeen Ali

Sports
Batsmen rarely walk these days.Outside edges are one thing, but India captain Virat Kohli took it to another level when he refused to leave the crease despite being bowled by Moeen Ali in the second Test against England.Kohli, the country's sporting hero and batting superstar, was cheered to the crease by a 15,000-strong crowd on the opening morning in Chennai.He failed to score off his first four deliveries. The fifth, tossed up outside off stump, tempted Kohli into an ambitious cover drive.The ball turned sharply, went between bat and pad and clipped the top of middle and off stump.England celebrated. The crowd fell silent. And Kohli just stood there.A look of disbelief etched on his face as he glanced back at the bails on the ground, he looked pleadingly towards batting partner Rohit Sh...
Nurses fear what’s to come: ‘Walk down our unit for a day’

Nurses fear what’s to come: ‘Walk down our unit for a day’

Health
Hard-hit California has eclipsed 2 million coronavirus cases as the U.S. heads into a Christmas travel surge that could fuel the deadly crisis across the nationBy STEFANIE DAZIO and TAMARA LUSH Associated PressDecember 24, 2020, 8:37 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLOS ANGELES -- Hard-hit California eclipsed 2 million coronavirus cases on Christmas Eve as the U.S. headed into a holiday season of travel and family gatherings that threaten to fuel the deadly outbreak across the nation.Despite warnings from public health experts to stay home, over 1.19 million travelers passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints Wednesday — down by about 40% from a year ago, but the highest one-day total since the crisis took hold in mid-March.Airports also recorded arou
Whyte vs Povetkin LIVE: Stream, TV channel, ring walk time, radio coverage and latest updates

Whyte vs Povetkin LIVE: Stream, TV channel, ring walk time, radio coverage and latest updates

Sports
Dillian Whyte returns to the boxing ring tonight to take on Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s ‘Fight Camp’ in Essex. The ‘Body Snatcher’ was slated to face the tough Russian in Manchester in May but the bout was put back due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Now the two heavyweights will finally go toe-to-toe in the biggest bout since boxing returned. Whyte and Povetkin are set to do their ring walks at 10pm UK time. Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon is on the undercard, ring walks due at 9.15pm. Sky Sports Box Office is showing the night’s action, with the undercard coverage starting at 7pm. The show costs £19.95 to watch. You can live stream the action on your mobile or tablet. talkSPORT will bring you the latest radio coverage HERE For latest updates and action follow our live blog below…