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More than eight million trees lost this winter in the UK

More than eight million trees lost this winter in the UK

Science
It is the untold story of the winter storms. More than eight million trees have been brought down and many are now threatened by another two named storms bearing down on Britain.Forest managers warn that already "catastrophic" damage will be made worse by Storms Dudley and Eunice.There are warnings that the heating climate is making our weather more severe and unpredictable, and that management and planting strategies must adapt more quickly.Forest ranger Richard Tanner says that he's never seen a real battlefield, but the west shore of Windermere now reminds him of photographs he has seen."It looks like someone's set off a bomb."All around are the giant root plates of fallen trees, some the size of caravans, studded with rocks torn from the earth."There's three tonnes of tree and then fiv...
Masters 2021: Get £170 in FREE BETS at Augusta this week

Masters 2021: Get £170 in FREE BETS at Augusta this week

Sports
THE Masters gets underway in Augusta on Thursday. And talkSPORT are on hand with the best sign-up offers for The Masters 2021, adding up to £170 in free bets! GETTY The Masters begins on April 8 and will conclude on April 11 NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS: 18+, T&C’s Apply  BETFAIR GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BETS HERE* … PADDY POWER GET A £10 FREE BET HERE* … WILLIAM HILL BET £10 GET £40 FREE HERE* … BOYLESPORTS BET £10 GET £20 FREE HERE* Mobile only … The Masters odds (Paddy Power) Outright winner Bryson DeChambeau – 17/2 Dustin Johnson – 9/1 Jordan Spieth – 10/1 Justin Thomas – 10/1 Jon Rahm – 11/1 Rory McIlroy – 16/1 Patrick Cantlay – 20/1 Xander Scha...
Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Chelsea linked with shock move to re-sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku if they fail in transfer pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer

Sports
Chelsea will reportedly try to re-sign Romelu Lukaku if they fail in their pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer. The Belgium striker has become one of football’s deadliest strikers since leaving Chelsea in 2014. AFP Lukaku is a goal machine for club and country Getty Lukaku played just 15 times for Chelsea Lukaku, who joined the Blues as an 18-year-old, had prolific spells for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, before signing for Inter Milan in a £74million deal in 2019. The 27-year-old has scored 42 goals in 62 Serie A appearances for Inter, who are currently leading second-placed AC Milan by six points. The Telegraph claim Chelsea will prioritise the signing of a striker this summer with Timo Werner, ...

Investors will get temporary relief from falling Treasury yields this spring, market forecaster Jim Bianco predicts

Finance
Investors may get a break from the market's wild swings.Wall Street forecaster Jim Bianco expects stocks to get a boost this spring because the benchmark 10-year Treasury Note yield will temporarily retreat."The near-term forecast is it's oversold, and it's probably due for a rally – meaning that we would have falling rates," the Bianco Research president told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday.He predicts the drop will benefit the indexes, including the tech-heavy Nasdaq which has gotten rocked by rising rates in the past month. The Nasdaq is particularly vulnerable to rates because technology is considered a long duration asset like Treasurys."The stock market will definitely act like it's a relief," Bianco said.The 10-year yield closed the week at 1.70%, and it's up almost 89% so far thi...
EXPLAINER: What’s this craze for ‘NFTs’ all about, anyway?

EXPLAINER: What’s this craze for ‘NFTs’ all about, anyway?

Technology
LONDON -- A digital art piece, tweaked using cryptocurrency technology to make it one-of-a-kind, sold at auction this week for nearly $ 70 million. That transaction made global headlines and buoyed already-mushrooming interest in these kinds of digital objects — known as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs — that have captured the attention of artists and collectors alike.A NON-WHAT TOKEN?In economics jargon, a fungible token is an asset that can be exchanged on a one-for-one basis. Think of dollars or bitcoins — each one has the exact same value and can be traded freely. A non-fungible object, by contrast, has its own distinct value, like an old house or a classic car.Cross this notion with cryptocurrency technology known as the blockchain and you get NFTs. These are effectively digital certific...