Novak Djokovic enjoys ‘extra special’ emotion from seventh Wimbledon title | Wimbledon 2022

Novak Djokovic said his seventh Wimbledon crown will go down in history as one of the most emotional victories of his career, after beating Nick Kyrgios in the men’s final on Sunday. Djokovic, who was sent home from Australia in January for his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19, has now matched Pete Sampras with … Read more

Why the battle to cut taxes is so hard to win

Mr Hunt is proposing an almost immediate reduction in corporate tax to 15 pc after telling The Telegraph that he would use the autumn statement to do so. Figures from the HMRC suggest that cutting 4 per cent of interest would cost the Treasury around £9.6 billion next year. Mr Javid’s proposal is more nuanced: … Read more

The most common symptoms of the latest COVID variants

While BA.2.12.1 is currently the dominant COVID-19 subvariant in the US, cases of BA.4 and BA.5 are steadily increasing. Experts say the prevalence of new variants means many people will be re-infected with COVID-19. “It’s expected that there probably isn’t much cross-protection between them,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert. “That’s what you … Read more

The big question: What is your proudest gaming achievement?

This week we’re talking about achievements in video games. That’s performance, not performance. Although our biggest achievement could be Achievements, so I guess that doesn’t make it any clearer. Basically, imagine something in a video game. Something. Now imagine doing it. Now imagine that you feel good about it. That’s what we’re talking about today. … Read more

Kiribati Announces Withdrawal From Pacific Islands Forum Ahead Of Leaders Meeting

Kiribati has announced it will continue its withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum, dealing a damaging blow to the regional body on the eve of the most important meeting in years. Most important points: President Taneti Maamau wrote to PIF chief Henry Puna informing him that Kiribati would withdraw from the forum Last month, the … Read more

Rage Against The Machine Says ‘Break Down the Supreme Court’

RATM in 2007 (not many more recent photos around)Photo† Bryan Bedder †Getty Images† This weekend at the Alpine Valley music venue in Wisconsin, Rage Against The Machine played its first live show in 11 years –a reunion announced in 2019 (check out the prescient headline in that story) and was meant to coincide with the … Read more

Daniel Ricciardo ninth in F1 Austrian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc wins for Ferrari

Charles Leclerc has held on to beating Max Verstappen in an exciting Austrian Grand Prix and has returned to second place in the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship. Most important points: Daniel Ricciardo finishes in the top 10 for the third time this season Charles Leclerc takes his first win since the Australian Grand Prix in … Read more

It’s time to recognize and fix structural unkindness

“PANDEMIC” was the word of the year 2020 according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It’s no wonder, as the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed our entire society and exposed some of the darker aspects of human nature. There is now well-researched research showing that the pandemic has exaggerated and exaggerated pre-existing structural biases and systemic inequalities … Read more

For $600 million, Canada’s 10 World Cup games are a taxpayer’s boon

Think about this: For every minute that Toronto and Vancouver host World Cup games, $644,000 is waiting for taxpayers. Canadians learned that Toronto and Vancouver had been tapped to host five World Cup matches each as part of North America’s bid for the 2026 World Cup. Politicians in both cities have tried to sell taxpayers … Read more