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Coronavirus: Shares face worst week since global financial crisis

Coronavirus: Shares face worst week since global financial crisis

Business
Stock markets across the globe are suffering their worst week since the global financial crisis of 2008 as fears over the impact of the coronavirus continue to grip investors.Markets in Europe fell sharply on Friday morning, with London's FTSE 100 index sinking more than 3%.Asian markets saw more big falls, while in the US, the Dow Jones recorded its biggest daily points drop on Thursday.Investors are worried the coronavirus impact could spark a global recession.The news of more coronavirus cases, notably in Italy, has raised concerns of a much larger economic effect than previously expected. In an interview with Sky News, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a downgrade of the UK's economic growth prospe...
The Razzies: Cats and Rambo sequel among worst film nominees

The Razzies: Cats and Rambo sequel among worst film nominees

Entertainment
It may only be one day till the Oscars, but nominees for a rather different award have been announced: the Razzies.The Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the worst films in Hollywood, and Cats is among this year's nominations.The musical is up for eight awards, with nominations for its four stars, including Dame Judi Dench and James Corden.The latest film in the Rambo franchise and comedy A Madea Family Funeral also received eight nominations each.All three films are up for worst film.The Razzies describe themselves as "Tinseltown's least coveted $ 4.97 statuette" and are voted for by more than 1,000 Golden Raspberry Foundation members based in the US and abroad. Why Cats may be destined for the litter tray ★★☆☆☆ Lame opening for
Here are the world’s best-value attractions and worst tourist traps

Here are the world’s best-value attractions and worst tourist traps

Finance
The Burj Khalifa looms over Dubai, United Arab Emirates.owngardenBack in early 2012, I bounded up to the ticket booth at the then-new, 2,722-foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai, hoping to snag a last-minute elevator ride to the top of the world's tallest skyscraper.Taking a seven-hour tourist detour from a business stay in neighboring Abu Dhabi, I had little on my to-do list for my quick day trip to the ultra-wealthy Mideast city-state, apart from the view from that iconic building's 124th floor observation deck.Much to my disappointment, tickets were sold out for the next few days. I consoled myself with a camel-milk ice cream cone and plaintive window-shopping in the high-end mega-mall at the base of the Burj.Turns out I might not have missed out on much.According to a new ranking of worst and be...
Climate change: Worst emissions scenario ‘misleading’

Climate change: Worst emissions scenario ‘misleading’

Science
The worst-case scenario for emissions of CO2 this century is no longer plausible, say researchers.Referred to as "business as usual", the scenario assumes a 500% increase in the use of coal, which is now considered unlikely.Climate models suggest that this level of carbon could see warming of up to 6C by 2100, with severe impacts.Researchers say that on current trends, a rise in temperatures of around 3C is far more likely.How has this confusion come about?About 10 years ago, ahead of the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), researchers developed four different scenarios to describe how carbon emissions might change over the rest of this century. One of these clumsily titled "Represen...
Best and Worst Foods To Eat When You’re Sick

Best and Worst Foods To Eat When You’re Sick

Health
Dehydration is one of the leading causes of headaches, says Dr. Arthur, so it's best to treat that cause first and see if it relieves your pain. Best foods: Water and other fluids are your best bet. "Drink a bottle of water and wait 20 minutes to see if you feel better," says Dr. Arthur. Caffeine is known for drying you out, but ironically, it can help in small doses. "But for each cup of tea or coffee, drink an equal amount of water to avoid dehydration," Dr. Arthur says. Worst foods: Headache-triggering foods include artificial sweeteners, MSG (found in sauces and soy sauce), aged cheeses (blue, stilton) that contain tyramine, plus chocolate, red ...