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Doctor accepted bike ‘gift’ from Sutton ‘cleared off’ British Cycling’s budget

Dr Richard Freeman accepted a free bike worth several thousands of pounds as a “gift” from Shane Sutton that was “cleared off” the British Cycling budget, a medical tribunal heard.



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Freeman had previously told the tribunal that he was “terrified” of the former British Cycling head coach – and also said in his witness statement that Sutton had wanted him to sign off £6,000 of cosmetic dental treatment while the two men worked together.

However under cross-examination by Simon Jackson QC, counsel for the General Medical Council, Freeman stated that he had “regrettably” accepted a sponsor’s bike from Sutton, believed to be a Pinarello Prince worth several thousands of pounds, which he subsequently gave to his wife.



a man standing in front of a crowd: Shane Sutton pictured at the London 2012 Olympics. Richard Freeman says he was ‘terrified’ of the former British Cycling head coach.


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Shane Sutton pictured at the

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How To Budget For Holiday Shopping When The Season Is Now Twice As Long

After more than half a year living in pandemic mode, it’s obvious that this holiday season is going to look a little different. 

The pandemic has forced big retailers to make big changes to their holiday sales cycle, which will change how we shop this year. Amazon delayed its summer shopping holiday, Prime Day, due to the pandemic, then announced it for October 13 and 14. Large retailers like Walmart and Target followed, announcing similar sales to take place around the same time. 

Some stores have announced they will offer deals at the level of Black Friday savings throughout November and December to reduce crowding and make sure customers get their shipped orders in time.

That stretches the holiday shopping season to 10 weeks, compared to a “normal” year when holiday sales ramp up around mid-November. This extra time may be helpful if you like to plan ahead

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There are thousands of very credible women across Australia fighting for equal rights | Australian budget 2020

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, is angry with women. Not all of us, just those making a fuss about the woeful lack of attention to women’s workforce participation, economic security and safety in the budget his treasurer handed down on Tuesday night.

After early childhood education advocate and journalist Georgie Dent published an article in Women’s Agenda pointing out that the biggest-spending budget in history had allocated roughly a third of 1% of its funds for women’s economic security (citing a figure I tweeted from the Per Capita account during the budget presentation on Tuesday night), she received a call from the PM’s office to complain that “no one credible” was making such a complaint, and that “nothing in the budget is gendered”.

To quote one famous working woman: big mistake. Big. Huge.

Within a couple of hours, the hashtag #CredibleWomen was born, and soon trending in Australia. Twenty-four

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Australia’s English test for partner visas could leave women at mercy of abusers, experts warn | Australian budget 2020

The federal government’s plan to force people seeking a partner visa to learn English could leave them without a safety net from family violence, critics have said, despite the Coalition’s claim that the measure is aimed at protecting women.

The government announced in Tuesday’s budget that from late 2021 it would require partner visa applicants applying for permanency to have made “reasonable efforts” to learn English. The same test would apply to their permanent resident sponsors.

The acting immigration minister, Alan Tudge, said “reasonable efforts” could include taking 500 hours of the free adult migrant English program classes.

The government is boosting the number of partner visas available this financial year from just under 40,000 of the 160,000 overall visa cap to 72,300 in total. There will also be a new fee, with sponsors being charged $420 on top of the usual $7,715 partner visa application fee.

The increase in

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clothing

Fans Are Shocked By Woody’s Massive Clothing Budget

Woody Randall and Amani Aliyya quickly emerged as a fan-favorite couple on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight Season 11 in New Orleans. The ultra-romantic pair had chemistry right away – and, like the other favorite couple of the season, Bennett Kirschner and Amelia Fatsi, it’s only seemed to get better.

On the September 30 episode of Married at First Sight, Amani and Woody shared a romantic one-month anniversary together, complete with foot massages, mimosas, breakfast in bed, and diamond earrings (Woody’s gift to Amani). Just four weeks away from Decision Day, it seemed that the sky was the limit in terms of the couple’s future.

But Woody and Amani did find one major potential area of contention: their budget. Woody’s ideas about finances made many fans’ jaws drop in surprise.  

Woody Randall
Woody Randall | Photo via Kinetic Content

Amani and Woody discussed their budget as a couple

On the most

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women

11 women’s rain jackets for every budget

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We can’t help but agree with the famous Carpenters song: Rainy days and Mondays always get us down. However, having a jacket that keeps you warm and dry certainly helps with the former.

Whether you’re looking for a classic trench, a trendy jacket or a sporty coat for staying active in the rain, there’s an affordable and functional option for you.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best raincoats for women from brands you love like J.Crew, Lululemon and The North Face, as well as a few you may not have heard of yet. Don’t forget to grab a pair of rain boots

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