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Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Masters 2021: Hideki Matsuyama claims one-shot victory at Augusta National

Sports
-10 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -9 W Zalatoris (US); -7 J Spieth (US), X Schauffele (US); -6 J Rahm (Spa), M Leishman (Aus); -5 J Rose (Eng); -4 P Reed (US), C Conners (Can)Selected others: -2 R MacIntyre (Sco); -1 T Hatton (Eng); Level S Lowry (Ire); +1 P Casey (Eng), I Poulter (Eng); +2 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), M Wallace (Eng); +5 B DeChambeau (US)Hideki Matsuyama held off the field to win the Masters by one stroke at Augusta National and become the first Japanese man to claim a major title.Matsuyama had a four-shot lead heading into the final day and, despite some nervy moments on Sunday, shot a one-over 73 to win on 10 under par.American debutant Will Zalatoris was his closest challenger on nine under.England's Justin Rose, who led for two rounds, faded in the final 18 holes with a two-over 74 to e...
National Grid’s ‘transformational’ pivot to electricity targets net zero ambitions

National Grid’s ‘transformational’ pivot to electricity targets net zero ambitions

Business
National Grid is buying the UK's largest electricity distribution business for £7.8bn and plans to sell its gas transmission arm in a switch it says will enhance its role in delivering "net zero".The group has agreed to acquire Western Power Distribution (WPD) from America's PPL corporation in the latest transformation of the utility business responsible for keeping the UK's lights on. Buying WPD will give National Grid control over an electricity distribution network serving 7.9 million customers in the Midlands, the South West and Wales, with more than 6,500 staff. Image: National Grid chief executive John Pettigrew said the transactions would be transformational Meanwhile it plans to offload a majority stake in National Grid Gas (N...
National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places

National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places

Science
National TrustThe National Trust has mapped climate change threats to its stately homes, countryside and coastline.The map paints a "stark picture", which will help plan interventions to save its sites, says the charity.The data is based on a "worst-case scenario" where emissions of heat-trapping gases continue unabated.Sites facing a high level of threat from the likes of extreme heat or flooding could rise from 5% in 2020 to 17% in 2060, the map predicts. The map will be used to help pinpoint locations for peat bog restoration to counteract flooding or tree planting to provide shade in areas likely to experience high temperatures.National Trust"While the data draws on a worst-case scenario, the map paints a stark picture of what we have to prepare for," National Trust director for land a...
National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities

National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities

Science
EPAThe National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees, including cherry, hazel and plum, at different sites around the UK.As part of the plan, a circle of 33 trees will be planted in London, one representing each London borough. Designs are being finalised for groves in Nottingham, Newcastle and Plymouth - and other sites will follow.The project should help improve access to nature for those in towns and cities across the country.The idea is to try to create a UK equivalent of Japan's concept of "Hanami" - the annual celebration of flowers, and the coming of spring.Research carried out for the National Trust last year showed that almost half a million people live in "grey deserts " with no trees or green spaces nearby.Hilary McGrady, director general of the Trust, said the...
Irdai cautions public not to fall prey to fraud by Digital National Motor Insurance

Irdai cautions public not to fall prey to fraud by Digital National Motor Insurance

Finance
NEW DELHI: Insurance sector regulator Irdai has cautioned the general public against falling prey to fraud and cheating by Digital National Motor Insurance in selling policies without a license. It has been brought to the notice of Irdai that an entity by the name of Digital National Motor Insurance operating from Bangalore has been selling insurance policies, although it has not been licensed or granted registration by the authority to sell insurance policy of any kind, the regulator said in a public notice. The company's website is https://dnmins.wixsite.com/dnmins. The email-id of the entity is digitalpolicyservices@gmail.com. "The Authority cautions the public not to make any transaction related to insurance business with M/s DIGITAL NATIONAL MOTOR INSURANCE," Insurance Regulatory a...