Cruise secrets: Experts advise arriving late to ship boarding  | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are rising in popularity and are becoming the dream holiday of choice for travelling wanting to explore far-flung corners of the globe.  According to an annual report compiled by the UK and Ireland cruise industry, British holidaymakers took almost two million cruises in 2017. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) declared this was a new record for the cruising industry. A cruise ship offers passengers a vast range of activities on board from luxurious dining facilities to leisure centres and spas.  Frequent cruise-goers have learnt how to work…

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Five minute guide to getting more out of your plastic | Personal Finance | Finance

It capped the levies banks can charge each other for processing credit card transactions at just 0.3 per cent, leaving little margin to offer extras. Issuers have scaled back or scrapped loyalty schemes as a result, but some still have a point to make. CASH ON THE CARDS The most generous cashback cards pay between 0.5 per cent and 1 per cent on all your spending, worth either 50p or £1 for each £100. Rachel Springall, finance expert at MoneyFacts.co.uk, said American Express offers some of the leading cashback options:…

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Conor McGregor team-mate opens up on potential Khabib trouble ahead of Russia fight | UFC | Sport

Two weeks on Saturday, the Irish lightweight will lock horns with David Khachatryan in the main event of Fight Nights Global 88, which takes place at the Express Arena in Rostov. Queally’s third fight in Russia comes a little over a month after his SBG Ireland team-mate Conor McGregor was involved in an ugly melee at the UFC 223 media day in New York, where he attempted to get at new lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The timing of Queally’s 15th professional fight, coupled with Nurmagomedov’s likely presence at the event,…

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Kodi SHOCK: Online pirates get stunning BOOST in battle against copyright crackdown | Tech | Life & Style

Kodi add-on users have received a surprising boost as copyright holders continue to crackdown against online piracy. Kodi software is perfectly legal, but third-party developers can produce add-ons that provide free access to pirated and illegal content. These Kodi apps allow users to stream premium content, like paid-for sports, movie channels and TV shows for free. And it’s these illegal Kodi add-ons that are being targeted by ISPs, government agencies, broadcasters and rights holders. One such instance of copyright holders fighting back came after New Zealand company My Box NZ…

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MotoGP live stream – How to watch Jerez 2018 Grand Prix online | Tech | Life & Style

MotoGP 2018 continues today with the latest instalment of an explosive season so far about to take place at Jerez. Last time out Marc Marquez came back from his disastrous race in the Argentine GP to win at the Circuit of the Americas. The result meant the Repsol Honda star and defending champion managed to climb up the 2018 standings table, and is just one point behind leader Andrea Dovizioso. Today, the four-time MotoGP champion will start fifth – with Britain’s Cal Crutchlow on pole position at Jerez. Crutchlow, who…

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Sheridan Smith set to star in drama exploring British PORN industry | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Ms Kirkwood, who worked with Sheridan on the writer’s 2008 play tinderbox, said she wanted to look at the way the porn industry had changed in recent years, as well as the culture of complicity and silence surrounding it. Sheridan will play Jolene, a mother-of-three who has worked in the industry for two decades but finds her world turned upside down after meeting an aspiring dancer who turns to porn while she recovers from injury. Ms Kirkwood described Sheridan as like an “old-school movie star”. She said: “I just think…

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