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Bellew vs Usyk undercard results: Ricky Burns knocks out Scott Cardle, Anthony Crolla earns world title shot

Bellew vs Usyk undercard results: Ricky Burns knocks out Scott Cardle, Anthony Crolla earns world title shot

Sports
Packing a punch Before the main event there was plenty of action to soak up in the Manchester Arena Before Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk walk out, there was a packed undercard at the Manchester Arena. Crolla beat Yourdan with all three judges scoring it 116-112 Anthony Crolla wins by unanimous decision Hometown favourite Crolla beat Daud Yordan with three scores of 116-112 to take a huge step towards a title fight against Vasyl Lomachenko. “I had to put a very mature boxing performance in, we knew we were in for 12 hard rounds. Credit to Daud Yordan, he pushed me all the way,” Crolla said afterwards. 🙏 Anthony Crolla is now mandatory challenger to WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko. Hopefully he's the ne...
Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world

Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world

Science
A new study says that many large scale hydropower projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment.Dozens of these dams are being removed every year, with many considered dangerous and uneconomic.But the authors fear that the unsustainable nature of these projects has not been recognised in the developing world.Thousands of new dams are now being planned for rivers in Africa and Asia. 'They dammed everything' - hydropower gone sourAre too many hydropower dams being built?Hydropower is the source of 71% of renewable energy throughout the world and has played a major role in the development of many countries. But researchers say the building of dams in Europe and the US reached a peak in the 1960s and has bee...
Study: World vertebrates population down 60 percent in 40 years

Study: World vertebrates population down 60 percent in 40 years

Science
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The population of the world's vertebrates -- including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians -- has dropped 60 percent over the past 40 years and the rate of extinction is 100 to 1,000 times higher because of "human pressure," according to a new study. The World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, released the findings of its Living Planet Index, which tracks the state of global biodiversity by identifying the population of thousands of vertebrate species around the globe. The study stated the biggest losses happened in the tropics of South and Central America where there has been an 89 percent decline in vertebrates from 1970. Freshwater species have also suffered greatly, declining 83 percent over the same period. "The current rate of species extinction is 100 to 1,000 times...
Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

Britain's Hamilton wins fifth F1 world title

Sports
Lewis Hamilton has won his fifth F1 World Championship, making him the joint second most successful driver of all time.The 33-year-old becomes only the third man in history to win five world titles. He matches the haul of the Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio and is two behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher.Hamilton needed only to finish seventh at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix to become champion, even if Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had won - but the German could manage only second place behind the dominant Max Verstappen, despite a valiant and strong race. It was a difficult race for the Mercedes driver, who battled tyre problems throughout, but his finishing position ...
FTSE hits seven-month low as world markets suffer

FTSE hits seven-month low as world markets suffer

Business
Markets around the world have taken a hit, with poor performances in Asia overnight affecting markets in Europe and the US. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 1.24% to a seven-month low, while all three main US markets were down - the industrial Dow Jones by 1.45%, the broad-based S&P by 1.64% and the tech-rich Nasdaq by just over 2% - although the US markets staged a recovery as they headed towards close.Sky's business presenter Ian King blamed the falls on a "whole combination of factors".He said: "The big long-term factor is that the US Federal Reserve is starting to raise interest rates again and that requires investors to have a complete repricing of risk across the piece - taking some money out of one asset class and putting it in another."Other factors included Saudi Arabia...