Out with a whimper
Usain Bolt managed only a bronze in his last appearance in the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in London. Final appearances often don’t go to plan:
— Don Bradman was bowled for a second-ball duck by Eric Hollies in his last Test at the Oval in 1948. Four runs would have given him a career average of 100.
— Stanley Matthews bowed out in 1965 in a testimonial between his personal XI and an international XI, which won 6-4.
— Pelé appeared for the last time in a Brazil-Yugoslavia friendly on 18 July 1971. The match ended 2-2, with neither of Brazil’s goals scored by Pelé.
— However, Martina Navratilova did win her last match — the final of the mixed doubles at the US Open in 2006.
Caught in the net
Digital Minister Matt Hancock proposed a ‘right to be forgotten’ law, allowing people to demand the deletion of information about them online. How many net users say their digital footprint is crushing them?
|Email or social media profiles hacked||21%|
|Relationship trouble thanks to a social media posting||13%|
|Personal information stolen||11%
|Victim of online scam||6%|
|Reputation damaged by online posts||6%
|Lost job opportunity thanks to online information about them||1%|
Source: Pew Research Center
Tesco is to stop selling single-use plastic bags at the end of this month. The number handed out by retailers has shrunk by 85 per cent since a 5p charge was introduced in 2015 — but which shops handed out the most in 2016-17?
A British woman survived being shot after taking a wrong turn into a Brazilian favela. Some of the most and least dangerous holiday destinations measured by annual murder rate (per 100,000 population):
|US Virgin Islands||52.6|
|St Kitts & Nevis||33.5|
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime