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Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

Ricciardo hit with £10 million claim from ex-advisor

The background to Ricciardo’s advisor arrangement Beavis’ company Sivana Sports International FZE has claimed that Ricciardo’s British Virgin Islands-incorporated company Whitedunes has failed to pay fees in accordance with the commission agreed between the parties. Whitedunes was set up in 2013 to control Ricciardo’s commercial and marketing rights. It represents …

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34-YEAR-OLD ISNER DRAWING MOTIVATION FROM “TRULY INCREDIBLE” FEDERER

John Isner is usually the one playing marathons at the All England Club. But in July, he was a spectator as he watched Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer go to a 13-12 fifth-set tiebreak in the Wimbledon final. Djokovic eventually won, but it was 37-year-old Federer’s performance—he held two match points—that caught Isner’s attention. “The fact he’s playing so …

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Brexit harming UK industrial strategy, warns top economist

The Brexit deadlock has undermined efforts to boost the UK economy, the chairman of the government’s Industrial Strategy Council has told Newsnight. The council holds the government to account over its industrial strategy. Andy Haldane, who is also chief economist of the Bank of England, said it was “plausible” that …

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Shares soar at ‘China’s Nasdaq’ market debut

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Trading in China’s Nasdaq-style technology board got off to a solid start. Shares surged in the so-called Star market with one top performer shooting above 400%. China said last year it would launch the technology-focused trading board as it sought to cement Shanghai’s role as a global …

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Government offers ‘inflation-busting’ pay rises

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Chancellor Philip Hammond has handed public sector workers a pay rise that is above the UK’s 2% inflation rate. The move comes just days before Theresa May leaves office, which could lead Mr Hammond to resign as chancellor. The deals will affect almost one million public sector …

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Aid budget to be used by International Trade Department

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The Department for International Trade is to be given part of the official £14bn aid budget. It will spend the funds on helping developing countries learn from UK expertise on trade deals and attracting foreign investment. The move will see Liam Fox’s department spending funds earmarked as …

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Equifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Credit score agency Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700m (£561m) as part of a settlement with a US regulator following a data breach in 2017. The Federal Trade Commission had alleged the Atlanta-based firm failed to take reasonable steps to secure its network. The records of …

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Barcelona ‘to open Lionel Messi contract talks’

Barcelona  are reportedly preparing to open talks with Lionel Messi over a new contract. The 32-year-old, who has scored 603 goals in 687 appearances for the Catalan giants in all competitions, has entered the final two years of his current deal at Camp Nou. According to ESPN FC, Barca want the Argentina international …

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Former tennis star Peter McNamara dies aged 64

Australian doubles specialist reached world No 7 in 1983 He also enjoyed success in coaching post-playing career  Peter McNamara had prostate cancer and died at his home in Germany on Saturday night. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images The former Australian Davis Cup tennis player, Peter McNamara, has died from cancer aged …

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7 health benefits of hibiscus tea (Zobo)

It is a very popular beverage throughout the world and is often used as a medicinal tea. 7 health benefits of hibiscus tea (Zobo) Hibiscus tea (Zobo) has It is a very popular beverage throughout the world and is often used as a medicinal tea. Hibiscus flowers have various names …

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Exercising for a healthy heart

To a long life span in good health, having heart healthy exercises have a long way to go. Here are the tips on how to heart healthy exercises If you exercise regularly, you may lower your risk of having heart diseases. If you’re middle-aged or older and haven’t been exercising …

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Juan Mata: Paul Pogba ‘brings everybody at Man Utd together’

Juan Mata has scored 45 goals in 218 appearances for Manchester United Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a “positive influence” who “brings everyone together” at the club, says team-mate Juan Mata. There has been speculation about Pogba’s Old Trafford future after he spoke of finding “a new challenge” in …

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ZVEREV LOOKING FOR MORE COMMITMENT AND ATTENTION FROM COACH LENDL

Alexander Zverev is asking for more commitment from his coach, Ivan Lendl, as he gets back to competition following a first-round defeat at Wimbledon. “We talked about it and I told him to concentrate on tennis more,” Zverev was quoted saying by German wire agencies at a press conference in Hamburg. Lendl’s new …

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