Daily Archives: September 11, 2019

Sports Direct investors rebel against Mike Ashley

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Sports Direct shareholders have registered unhappiness with founder Mike Ashley, voting in large numbers against his re-election as director. Mr Ashley owns 62% of the company, so was overwhelmingly backed to continue in the role as expected. However, almost a quarter of independent shareholders voted against his …

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Trump plans ban on sale of flavoured e-cigarettes

US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration will ban flavoured e-cigarettes, after a spate of vaping-related deaths. Mr Trump told reporters vaping was a “new problem”, especially for children. US Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would finalise a plan to take all …

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California passes landmark gig economy rights bill

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES California lawmakers have passed a bill that paves the way for gig economy workers to get holiday and sick pay. Assembly Bill 5, as its known, will affect firms like Uber and Lyft, which are based in California and depend on those working in the gig economy. …

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London Stock Exchange gets £32bn Hong Kong bid

Image copyrightREUTERS The company that owns Hong Kong’s main stock exchange has made a £32bn bid to buy its rival in London. Shares in the London Stock Exchange Group jumped by more than 15% on news of the offer, but fell back later. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said in …

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China scraps some US tariffs ahead of trade talks

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES China has released a list of 16 US imports that will be exempted from tariffs in the ongoing trade war between the world’s two largest economies. They include anti-cancer drugs and animal feed. But with more than 5,000 products on it, the list of goods that are …

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Brazil”s 17 game unbeaten run ends

Brazil had not lost a game since Belgium knocked them out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia Peru ended Brazil’s 17-match unbeaten run with a 1-0 friendly win in Los Angeles. Luis Abram scored the only goal in the 84th minute, inflicting the first defeat in over a year …

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores 4 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a record 34 goals in European Championship qualifiers and finals Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal beat Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying. The Juventus forward has now scored 93 international goals, 16 behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s world record. He scored an early penalty, before …

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Ghetto love 2

OLAYINKA JOEL “Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” Kofi Annan,Seventh Secretary- General of the United Nations. You would agree with me that,the most dangerous place anywhere in the world certainly is the ghetto. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime”, Aristotle. Poverty has forced people to …

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Toxic forms of relationship

When we are in a relationship we tell people just that regardless of what effect the relationship is having on us. That is to say, most of us do not know when we are in a toxic relationship. If you feel like you are losing your identity, what you believe …

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Griezmann misses second penalty in France win over Andorra

Antoine Griezmann has missed his last two penalties for France after scoring his first seven Antoine Griezmann missed his second penalty in four days but France still beat Andorra in Euro 2020 qualifying. Kingsley Coman rounded goalkeeper Josep Gomes to give Les Bleus the lead, but Gomes then denied Griezmann …

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