Rugby World Cup: ‘All Blacks are beatable’, says England coach Eddie Jones

Holders New Zealand stand in the way of England reaching the final One-Minute Read Monday, October 21, 2019 – 8:53am Eddie Jones says self-belief will be key for England if they want to beat New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup semi-final. See related Rugby World Cup: referee puts elbow into France after Wales’s controversial win The two in-form teams of the tournament will clash in a mouth-watering contest on Saturday – the first time that England and New Zealand have met in a World Cup since 1999. England thrashed Australia 40-16 on Saturday, while the All Blacks humbled Ireland 46-14, but one of the sides will have their World… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd died aged 62 on Friday. Oracle employees and other tech workers took to Twitter to mourn the CEO and express their condolences to his friends and family over the weekend. Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren slammed Mark Zuckerberg for his remarks on free speech and said Facebook is spreading lies that could impact the 2020 election. Biden’s campaign accused Zuckerberg of “feigned concern” for free speech while Warren said that Facebook is accepting millions of dollars for ads with misinformation. Google said it will roll out a new option for its Pixel 4… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 21 Oct 2019

Government to push again for Brexit deal vote Boris Johnson is expected to press for a Commons vote on his Brexit deal today, after MPs voted on Saturday to hold off on a decision. The developments this weekend meant the prime minister was compelled by law to send a letter to the EU asking for a deadline extension – although he left it unsigned and sent another letter saying he didn’t want a delay. Two men arrested after football racial abuse Police in Somerset have arrested two men in connection with the racial abuse of players at an FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town on Saturday. The… Read More

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Rugby World Cup: referee puts elbow into France after Wales’s controversial win

Photo showing Jaco Peyper posing with Welsh fans leaves French furious Reaction Monday, October 21, 2019 – 8:09am Rugby World Cup quarter-final Wales 20 France 19 South African referee Jaco Peyper has outraged France after appearing to mock their defeat with Welsh fans. See related 2019 Rugby World Cup: semi-final fixtures, UK start times, quarter-final and pool results, final date Wales squeaked past France 20-19 in a dramatic quarter-final that hinged on two controversial moments. The first was the dismissal on 48 minutes of Sebastien Vahaamahina, the French second row, who was shown a red card for a blatant elbow to the face of Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright. Controversial France… Read More

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Lindsay Graham, one of Trump’s staunchest GOP allies, called the president a ‘handful’ and suggested he may support impeachment if new evidence comes out

Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies in Washington, called the president a “handful” said he may change his mind on impeachment if new evidence of Trump’s wrongdoing presents itself. Speaking to “Axios on HBO” on Sunday, Graham said that he was openminded to supporting the impeachment process if more evidence comes out. “Show me something that is a crime,” he told Axios. “If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone call, that would be very disturbing.” Graham also called Trump a “handful” and “an equal opportunity abuser of people.” Though Graham has been one of… Read More

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Today’s back pages: Liverpool boss Klopp blasts VAR and ‘snorey snorey’ Man Utd

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 21 October One-Minute Read Monday, October 21, 2019 – 7:18am Premier League matchweek nine Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s 100% winning record came to an end yesterday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United. See related Man Utd ‘close’ to sacking Solskjaer and appointing Allegri The Premier League leaders earned a point at Old Trafford when Adam Lallana scored an equaliser with five minutes to go. Marcus Rashford had given United the lead with a goal in the 36th minute. Rashford’s goal was a controversial one with the video assistant referee (VAR) ruling that Liverpool… Read More

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Amazon accused of treating workers like slaves

Credits Sean Gallup/Getty Images Alt Text Amazon Past employees offer damning criticism of web giant One-Minute Read Monday, October 21, 2019 – 6:56am Amazon has been accused of treating staff like “slaves” by former workers at the web giant’s largest UK depot. Michael Gabay, who said he completed “100 days of hell” at the company’s vast UK depot in Tilbury, Essex, told the Daily Mirror that employees “walk around like zombies” in ten-hour shifts with limited breaks. See related Amazon workers ‘sleeping in tents’ to save money Gabay, who did not pass his probation period, claimed that it is not uncommon for staff on £10.50 an hour to feel ill… Read More

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Which delivery features are most important to consumers?

Digital has transformed retail possibilities. And with e-commerce sales growing at nearly five times the rate of brick-and-mortar sales, retailers need to find cheaper and more efficient ways to deliver e-commerce orders. But different age groups have different preferences for which delivery and fulfilment options are most important to them. Find out which delivery features are most important to consumers as well as what fulfillment options retailers should be using to meet consumer demands in this new FREE slide deck from Business Insider Intelligence’s three-part Future of Retail 2018 series. In this first installment of the series, Business Insider Intelligence explores delivery and fulfillment, including consumers’ delivery preferences, the challenges… Read More

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The ‘Messy and Angry’ Prospect of Ireland Reunifying

DUBLIN—Few people were talking about Irish reunification in the spring of 2016: Most assumed that the Good Friday Agreement had put the issue on ice for the foreseeable future. Northern Ireland’s mainly Protestant pro-British majority and the Catholic minority, which traditionally favored reuniting with the Republic of Ireland, had been living in peace after decades of sectarian violence. Where was the urgent need for such a drastic change? Then the unforeseen happened. The United Kingdom voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Suddenly, Northern Ireland—which as part of the U.K. had voted to remain in the EU—was to be taken out of the bloc; the border between Northern Ireland and… Read More

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SAP’s co-CEO and Microsoft’s sales chief explain why they’re teaming up for a cloud partnership that could mean trouble for Amazon (MSFT, SAP)

Microsoft and SAP announced a new partnership that would make it easier for the German software maker’s customers to move to Microsoft Azure, the tech giant’s cloud platform. The move highlights Microsoft’s push to forge alliances with rivals in the enterprise software market as it competes with Amazon in the cloud. For SAP, the partnership creates new opportunities to offer its cloud software applications to existing and new customers. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Microsoft and SAP just unveiled a new partnership that would make it easier for the German software maker’s customers to move to the US tech giant’s cloud platform. The move highlights Microsoft’s push to… Read More

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