USMNT looks mediocre in a mud match against El Salvador

Christian Pulisic looked like he was rolling around in the mud all night against El Salvador.Image: Getty Images Let’s start by not overreacting to a 1-1 draw against El Salvador. It was the same result that kicked off the United States’ Octagonal round of World Cup qualifying. That matchup from last September mattered way more … Read more

Ukraine loses 1-0 to Wales in World Cup qualifier match | World Cup News

It was an agonizing end to Ukraine’s mission to qualify for Qatar while remaining under invasion by Russia. Ukraine missed out on qualifying for the World Cup after the war-disrupted team was beaten 1-0 by Wales in the European playoff final for the FIFA football showpiece. Andriy Yarmolenko inadvertently headed the ball into his own … Read more

Backed by front-line support, Ukraine hopes for World Cup spot | News

Ukrainian football team has extra inspiration in their locker room: A flag sent by soldiers fighting on the front line. Far from battlefields and Russian invaders, the Ukrainian footballers exempted from military service are trying to complete the mission to lead their country to the World Cup. When they prepare to face Wales on Sunday … Read more

Seaweed could be a vital ingredient in the fight against climate change

Like many coastal communities around the world, people living by the sea in the United Kingdom have harvested and consumed seaweed for centuries. In Wales, Welsh laverbread — made from cooking a type of seaweed called laver — is a culinary delicacy so revered that it enjoys Protected Designation of Origin status. Seaweed’s uses do … Read more

Arcelik on sustainability commitments including net-zero emissions

Companies have to set sustainability goals even if they don’t know how they’ll achieve them, the head of a white goods company told CNBC. “We have to make commitments that we don’t know how we’re going to meet, we have to commit to investing in technology and innovation and set the bar so high that … Read more

UK government will ban gay conversion therapy, changing previous plan: Report

LONDON: The UK government will ban conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales, but not for transgender people, ITV reported on Thursday. Hours earlier the government had confirmed an ITV report it would drop a plan to introduce legislation to ban LGBT conversion therapy and would instead review how existing law … Read more

UK Covid cases are back on the rise as travel restrictions dropped

Shoppers walking along Oxford Street in London on Dec. 21, 2021. Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Cases of Covid-19 are rising once again in the UK, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, just as the government lifts its remaining travel restrictions. ONS figures published Friday showed … Read more