PARIS — World Cup champion Lionel Messi edged Kylian Mbappé again, this time to take FIFA's best men's player award on Monday. The best women's player was Spain's Alexia Putellas for a second straight year. The 35-year-old Messi also beat Mbappé — who was seeking his first best player award from FIFA — to the Golden Ball trophy awarded by FIFA for the World Cup's best player. Messi broke a record he shared with Ronaldo by making the men's world best XI for the 16th time. Mead was the joint top scorer at the Euro, and was named the tournament's best player.
Photo / photosport.nzAustralia are contesting the Constellation Cup against the Silver Ferns. Photo / photosport.nzNetball Australia has had the rug pulled out from under it after mining magnate Gina Rinehart ripped up a A$15 million sponsorship deal on Saturday. Netball Australia recently turned down a bid from a private equity company that offered a multi-million deal. Netball Australia instead signed its deal with Hancock. The company will still provide "short-term funding" for four months as Netball Australia searches for an "alternative sponsor".5 months ago NZ Herald
44 year-old breast cancer survivor: "What happened to a year of my life?" A breast cancer diagnosis last September stopped her in her tracks. She had been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer, and the kind she had was small and slow growing. "Thank you to the Bears and Advocate Health Care for bringing breast cancer awareness to our fans this month. One in 8 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.5 months ago Daily Herald
And with the house empty, all Ajji seemed to think about was Ajja, who’d passed away two years ago. For a moment, Ajji hesitated, opening her mouth to protest, but then Gautam saw the old sparkle back in her eyes and she said, “Check if there’s a bottle of home-made ghee in the fridge.”He hadn’t told Ajji that by ‘sharing a video of her avalakki payasa’ he actually meant getting Ajji on Insta. He had uploaded the first Instagram reel of ‘My Ajji’s Deepavali specials’. From Puttur, Vedika’s alternate name suggestions kept popping up on Ajji’s Insta page…everyone voted on her last suggestion of ‘MyAjjiIsAChef’. Insta Ajji had been a good idea, he congratulated himself quietly.5 months ago Deccan Herald
But a loud thud broke his sleep and his dream soon turned into a nightmare as he saw people writhing in pain and lying in pools of blood around him. He was going to his hometown Maharajganj in Uttar Pradesh from Hyderabad to celebrate Diwali with his loved ones. "My dream soon turned into a nightmare and I literally felt stars were tumbling around me. Process has been initiated to send those persons, who have suffered minor injuries, to Uttar Pradesh by making alternative travel arrangements for them, he said. "By evening, more than 25 will be sent to Uttar Pradesh," he said.5 months ago Deccan Herald
Dimon spoke with Kwasi Kwarteng during the latter’s five-week stint in charge of Britain’s purse strings, when he was told the government would prioritise the growth of financial firms. Prime Minister Liz Truss said during this summer’s leadership campaign that the financial sector was the “jewel in the crown” of the economy. If Hunt does not make any further changes, banks will pay a 33 per cent tax rate -- higher than financial centers such as Frankfurt and New York. Advantageous changes in banks’ funding costs and hedging would offset the tax increase in 2023 and 2024, Pierce added. Competitiveness hitEven if banks can swallow tax rises, it could hinder their ability to compete globally.5 months ago Deccan Herald
PhotosportThe Kiwis suffered injury dramas as their World Cup campaign stuttered towards a quarterfinal clash against Fiji. It's always difficult to judge a World Cup venture in such a weak group, and Jamaica are about as feeble as a World Cup opponent can get. Some of the Jamaican squad are described as semi-professional, and the players helped fund the campaign which saw them qualify for the World Cup at the country's third attempt. He set up two other Kiwi tries from infield kicks. Improving Fiji could be dangerous opponents, and beat the Kiwis in the last World Cup.5 months ago NZ Herald