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England Under-21s lose AGAIN as Aidy Boothroyd’s side beaten by Portugal to leave them rock bottom of Euro 2021 group

England Under-21s lose AGAIN as Aidy Boothroyd’s side beaten by Portugal to leave them rock bottom of Euro 2021 group

Sports
England Under-21s were left rock bottom of Euro 2021 Group D as they were beaten 2-0 by Portugal on Sunday evening. It is two straight defeats for Aidy Boothroyd’s side in the tournament without scoring a single goal. AFP England Under-21s were poor again at Euro 2021 Pressure is growing on the manager with his side struggling despite a wealth of talent at his disposal. Noni Madueke and Japhet Tanganga were given their England Under-21 debuts for the vital Euro 2021 following the opening 1-0 defeat to Switzerland. Steven and Ryan Sessegnon were also recalled by boss Aidy Boothroyd, with Callum Hudson-Odoi missing from the squad through injury. Getty England Under-21s have plenty of talent, including Arsenal’s Emile...
Climate activists lose legal battle to stop Heathrow third runway

Climate activists lose legal battle to stop Heathrow third runway

Business
Climate activists have lost a long-running legal battle to stop a third runway at Heathrow.The Supreme Court has overturned a previous Court of Appeal ruling in a case brought by Friends of the Earth and others against Heathrow Airport. The court was asked to consider if the government's failure to take into account the UK's climate commitments rendered the planned third runway unlawful.Tim Crosland, of the campaign group Plan B, said the original decision by former transport secretary Chris Grayling to support the expansion made a "mockery" of the government's commitment to show international leadership in the face of a climate emergency. Image: Activists had sought to challenge ex-transport secretary Chris Grayling's decision "Had C...
NBFCs set to lose market share to banks: Crisil

NBFCs set to lose market share to banks: Crisil

Finance
MUMBAI: NBFCs are set to lose market share to commercial banks specially in the retail space. After outpacing banks in terms of loan growth for more than two years, NBFCs are set to slowdown in growth as the sector faces funding challenges due to COVID induced funding challenges and competition from commercial banks, according to ratings firm Crisil. “Despite an estimated GDP growth of 10% next fiscal, overall NBFC sector growth is likely to be slower because access to funding remains a challenge due to concerns about the impact of the pandemic on asset quality" said Gurpreet Chhatwal, President, Crisil Ratings. "Additionally, competition is expected to be more intense from banks – which are flush with low-cost deposits and better placed with improved capital buffer than in the previous ye...
Taxpayers could lose billions in ‘bounce back’ loans to fraudsters

Taxpayers could lose billions in ‘bounce back’ loans to fraudsters

Business
Taxpayers face losses of as much as £26bn on coronavirus "bounce back" loans that cannot be repaid or are the subject of fraud, the spending watchdog has found.The scheme provides rapid access to 100% government-backed finance worth up to £50,000 to struggling small firms, with fewer checks than other COVID-19 business loan initiatives. It has proved much more popular than anticipated when launched in May, with the total value of loans now expected to be £38-£48bn, up from an initial estimate of £18bn-£26bn. Image: The scheme was launched to support struggling small firms But it relies on firms self-certifying details of their applications and no credit checks by lenders on existing customers, increasing the risks of losses to taxpaye...
Cineworld: 45,000 to lose their jobs as curtains close at UK and US cinemas

Cineworld: 45,000 to lose their jobs as curtains close at UK and US cinemas

Business
Cineworld is on course to cut tens of thousands of jobs after confirming plans to temporarily bring the curtain down on its UK and US cinemas because of continuing disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.The company said its decision affected 45,000 workers, almost 6,000 of them in the UK, and Sky News understands they will lose their jobs this week in the hope they can be re-hired when the hibernation ends. Those hit will include third-party staff, including cleaners and security personnel.Live coverage of the latest coronavirus news and updates Image: Cineworld shares plunged by almost 60% at the open Cineworld announced the news 24 hours after receiving a backlash from employees over media reports that renewed delays to key releas...