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Richie Wellens named new Salford City boss after leaving Swindon Town | Football News

first_imgThis is a breaking news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.Sky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights.Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL, Darts, Netball and get the latest transfers news, results, scores and more.- Advertisement – Visit skysports.com or the Sky Sports App for all the breaking sports news headlines. You can receive push notifications from the Sky Sports app for the latest news from your favourite sports and you can also follow @SkySportsNews on Twitter to get the latest updates. Richie Wellens has been appointed the new manager at League Two side Salford City.More to follow.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Vaccine telethon raises billions as Europe eases virus lockdown

first_img‘Insane’ China’s state broadcaster on Monday attacked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for “insane” remarks in which he said the virus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.The WHO also risked a fresh clash with Trump, saying it had received no evidence on the “speculative” Wuhan lab claims  The renewed tensions between the US and China — the world’s two biggest economies — set financial markets on edge on Monday from Asia to New York.The United States has the most coronavirus deaths in the world at more than 67,600.Trump had initially played down the virus, before later warning that it could cost 60,000 lives, but on Sunday he acknowledged a higher eventual death toll of between 75,000 and 100,000.”That’s a horrible thing,” he said.Many parts of Asia have, however, begun to inch towards a post-pandemic life, with schools in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi reopening on Monday after two weeks without new infections anywhere in the country.Malaysians headed back to work, while Australia and New Zealand discussed creating a “trans-Tasman bubble” that would allow travel between the two countries.But regional heavyweight Japan extended its state of emergency to the end of the month, despite a comparatively small-scale outbreak.The disease continued its march in some places.Russia is rapidly becoming Europe’s black spot, with officials in Moscow urging residents to stay home in an effort to tamp down the growing daily tally of new cases.”The threat is apparently on the rise,” Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin told citizens.  ‘Joy and fear’ “We are feeling a mix of joy and fear,” 40-year-old Stefano Milano said in Rome.”There will be great happiness in being able to go running again carefree, in my son being allowed to have his little cousin over to blow out his birthday candles, to see our parents,” the father-of-three said.Italian restaurants reopened for takeaway orders, but bars and ice cream parlors will remain shut. The use of public transport is being discouraged and everyone will have to wear masks in indoor public spaces.Spain and Portugal made face masks mandatory on public transport starting Monday as they further eased their lockdowns.In Germany people queued up at hair salons as they finally reopened, while Slovenia, Poland and Hungary also allowed public spaces and businesses to partially reopen.”I looked like Robinson Crusoe,” joked 87-year-old Helmut Wichter as he emerged clean shaven from a barber in Berlin.But a vaccine is widely seen as the only real hope of avoiding more deaths from a once-in-a-century pandemic and bringing back normality to the world. Countries are keen to lift lockdowns imposed on half the planet that have sent the world economy into a tailspin, but there are fears doing so too early could cause a second wave of the pandemic.Italy, the world’s longest locked down country and the worst hit after the United States, led the way with easing restrictions on Monday, with more than a dozen other European nations taking similar steps.Governments believe they have passed the peak of the disease with death tolls in Europe’s worst affected countries having dropped as a result of nearly two months of confinement. ‘Powerful and inspiring’Leaders of major European powers along with Japan and Canada made the biggest pledges, along with philanthropists including Bill and Melinda Gates, at the videoconference hosted by European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen.They called for cooperation and not competition in the search for a cure that could not only be potentially lucrative but also spark fights over who gets access to a vaccine first. “This was a powerful and inspiring demonstration of global solidarity,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said of the donations.But the shine was taken off the pledges by the absence of the United States, with Trump in open warfare with the WHO over its handling of the pandemic and its relationship with China.Trump — fighting for reelection in November — said Sunday that the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine ready by the end of the year.His prediction was met with skepticism in some quarters, with Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn warning it could take years for anyone to develop a vaccine.With 30 million Americans out of work and his poll numbers sagging, Trump has increasingly taken to blaming China for the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Hopes rose in the fight against the coronavirus on Monday as world leaders pledged billions of euros for a vaccine in a special telethon and European countries edged out of lockdown.Despite US President Donald Trump snubbing the fundraising effort, the World Health Organization hailed the 7.4 billion euro ($8.1 billion) haul as a “powerful” show of global solidarity.The world is desperately hunting a vaccine for the disease that has killed nearly 250,000 people across the planet and infected 3.5 million since it emerged in China late last year. 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NBA players who skip the restart will have their pay docked

first_imgThe NBA says that players who decline to play in the restarted season in Florida next month must let their clubs know by June 24 and will face having their pay docked by up to 14 games.ESPN.com reported that the NBA Players Association informed its members on Tuesday that they have until June 24 to make a decision whether to take part in the games at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.The owners and the union have worked out a deal which would see any player who decides to sit out the rest of the season have their compensation cut for each game skipped up to a maximum of 14 games. Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving also reportedly lobbied fellow players on Friday to sit out the scheduled resumption of play as a protest against racism.Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a veteran police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death sparked global protests, some of which turned violent. Sports teams throughout the country have spoken out publicly against racism, with several teams taking part in the demonstrations.Silver said players who decide to miss the rest of the season will not be considered “in breach of contract.”Some NBA players could be given exemptions from the pay cuts if they can show they are at a higher risk for the new coronavirus. Silver argued that Orlando would be an ideal opportunity for the players to get together in a tight-knit setting and work on social justice issues and police reform.  “For us, we feel this is what we do. We put on NBA basketball,” the commissioner said. “For the country, it will be respite from enormous difficulties people are dealing with in their lives right now. “I also think in terms of the social justice issues, it will be an opportunity for NBA players and the greater community to draw attention to these issues. “Because the world’s attention will be on the NBA in Orlando, Florida, if we’re able to pull this off.”The NBA hasn’t played since March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.Training camp is set to be held July 9-29 before the season restarts July 30. Topics : “It may not be for everyone,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said of the league’s return-to-play plan. “It will entail enormous sacrifice — of those players and for everyone involved — the coaches, the referees.”Several NBA players, including Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard, have bypassed the players’ union and voiced their opposition to resuming the season as a protest against racial discrimination and police brutality in the United States.The Lakers backup center Howard told CNN that now is not the time to resume basketball in light of the protests that broke out across the US following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minnesota police officer last month.last_img read more

Tenants a clear a winner in Townsville rental market

first_imgTenants continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market, according to new data.TENANTS continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market, according to new data.Rental rates for houses fell by 3 per cent and -5.1 per cent for units in the December quarter, with figures expected to drop even further.Corelogic RP Data’s senior research analyst Cameron Kusher, who released the findings as part of his company’s regional marker report, said Townsville had not yet seen the bottom of the cycle, as the only region in Australia to record a fall in house values (-3.2 per cent) over the same period.However, indicative rental yields remained stable to the previous 12 months at 5.2 per cent for houses and 6 per cent for units. “I guess our view is that you will probably see a bit more of a decline this year so they might even go a little bit lower than they are at the moment,” he said.“I guess that really shows that anyone who is renting in Townsville doesn’t really need to be in a rush to go out there and buy, as rents are coming down.“You have got people that live there that can’t find the jobs that they need and they move elsewhere and that is dampening both rental growth and value growth.“So at this stage I don’t see anything that is going to turn things around over the next 12 months and I wouldn’t be surprised to see further falls in rents.” Top five suburbs to investMs Elliott said investors struggling to lease their properties should consider basic upgrades.“A well cared for property shows that the owner cares and will in return attract tenants that will care,” she said. “Also, security and good ventilation, such as fans and airconditioning are important.” Core Logic’s Regional Market Update also found that homes took longer to sell when compared to the same time 12 months ago, despite the average vendor discount improving over the year. A typical house is now taking an extra three days to sell, while for a unit, the average time it takes to sell has increased by 10 days, with vendor discounting above 10 per cent for both houses and units. Top five cheapest rental suburbs for unitsMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020At a median rent price of $210 a week, Currajong is Townsville’s cheapest address for those looking to rent a unit, while Balgal Beach tops the list for houses at $260.Castle Hill also ranks in the top five for cheapest units to rent at a median weekly rate of $220.Despite a total of 1810 properties listed for rent across the greater Townsville region, Smith and Elliott principal Sally Elliott said it was not all doom and gloom.“First of all, of those 1810 properties, I’d say about 5 per cent are not actually available now but in about a month’s time,” she said.“While the bottom end is spoiled for choice, we can’t get enough of the higher end market and properties that are located within 5km of the CBD, Stockland and other main city hubs.”last_img read more

Amended longevity tables may save providers up to 50bp in buffers

first_imgOverall, the adjustments companies have to make to their longevity buffers were “minimal”, the consultancy added.Initially an increase to buffers of between 0.8% and 1.5% had been predicted for companies applying the German accounting standard HGB.This increase has now been lowered to between 0.5% and 1%.For companies applying their own tables adjusted to their workforce “the increase might be lower or there might even be no increase at all”, explained the consultancy.The one-time effect of the new tables is more pronounced for companies using international accounting standards.It will be between 1% or 2%, which is lower than the 1.5% to 2.5% corridor originally predicted.The new tables will already have to be applied for 2018 annual reports after they have been approved by the finance ministry and auditors. German companies and retirement providers will be able to lower calculations for future longevity buffers after mortality tables were corrected, according to an update from the consultancy behind the figures.Last month German actuarial consultancy Heubeck admitted to “inconsistencies” in the calculations of the new tables it issued over the summer. The tables have since been revised and adjustments made to the underlying data.“The trend in longevity improvement is now less pronounced,” said Heubeck in a statement.last_img read more

Seaspan Back to Black in 2017

first_imgHong Kong-based Seaspan Corporation has returned to profit in 2017 with reported net earnings of USD 58.6 million for the fourth quarter and USD 175.2 million for the full year ended December 31, 2017.This is a major rebound when compared to the corresponding USD 1.4 million net profit from Q4 in 2016 and a net loss of USD 139 million booked for the entire year.Total revenues reached USD 214.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and USD 831.3 million for the full year.Full-year revenue decreased by 5.3 pct year-on-year, primarily due to lower average charter rates for vessels that were on short-term charters and off-charter days that related primarily to three 10,000 TEU vessels that were previously on long-term charters and commenced short-term charters with Hapag-Lloyd AG during the first half of 2017.These decreases were partially offset by the delivery of newbuilding vessels in 2016 and 2017. “2017 was an important and pivotal year for Seaspan. We continued to achieve strong operating results, maintain a sizable contracted revenue backlog, and grow our operating fleet on long-term time charters by taking delivery of five newbuildings with charters of 10 to 17 years,” David Sokol, Chairman of Seaspan, said.“With a focus on driving shareholder value, we also took important steps to strengthen our corporate governance, deleverage our balance sheet, and increase our unencumbered asset base. We are pleased to have commenced 2018 with a USD 250 million investment by Prem Watsa-led Fairfax and the acquisition of two second-hand feeder vessels chartered to Maersk.”Currently, there are 23 unencumbered vessels in Seaspan’s operating fleet, the company said. “Against a backdrop of improving fundamentals and a changing competitive environment, we see a rich set of opportunities before us. I am confident we are well positioned to capitalize on these opportunities and to create substantial long-term shareholder value,” Bing Chen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan, commented.As World Maritime News reported, Seaspan Corporation signed definitive agreements with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited for USD 250 million of investment in January this year.During the same month, the company took delivery of the fifth of five 11,000 TEU vessels on a long-term bareboat charter with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, MSC Yashi B.last_img read more

Tunisia: New gallery space dedicated to urban art form

first_imgA gallery in Tunis is highlighting the importance of street art, with a new space dedicated to the urban art form. CCTV’s Clementine Logan reports Related Young Nigerians use oral art form to voice their grievances Johannesburg exhibition dedicated to French modern art master Kenyan artist turns rubbish into artlast_img

Enobakhare delighted to secure AEK Athens move

first_img The 22-year-old Dream Team VII striker joined the former Greek champions following his exit from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers last month. The striker, however, put pen to paper for a three year deal with the Greek giants and joins the growing list of Nigerian players plying their trades in the league. Speaking on his move to the Athens Olympic Stadium outfit, the young forward said;Advertisement Nigeria striker, Bright Enobakhare, has said he’s delighted to secure a move to Greek Super League club, AEK Athens. Loading…center_img “It is a great move (the transfer to AEK) and I am happy to be here,” he told the club’s official website. “To be honest, I searched the internet, like YouTube, for how the team plays and trains, and I think it will fit my gameplay, so I’m happy to be here.” read also:Greek side AEK Athens sign Nigerian striker Enobakhare “I don’t want to talk about myself so much, I think the stadium will ‘talk’ about me,” he said. Enobakhare who was part of Nigeria’s squad to the 2019 U23 AFCON in Egypt, had loan spells at Coventry City, Wigan Athletic, and Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller closing early ahead of planned protests

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller will close its offices in downtown West Palm Beach early Tuesday due to planned protests.Kathy Burstein, a spokeswoman for the office, said the locations at the main courthouse and governmental center will close at 2:30 p.m.Branch offices in Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach will remain open until 4 p.m.A Black Lives Matter protest is planned for 3 p.m. on Clematis Street, according to social media posts.last_img

7Up CEO Backs Marathon Culture in Lagos

first_imgManaging Director of Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Sunil Sawhney, has congratulated the winners in the male and female categories as well as Team 7Up for putting up an excellent performance at the Lagos City Marathon which held last weekend in Lagos.Mr. Sawhney said that though 7Up and Aquafina premium table water were official beverage and water respectively of the Lagos City Marathon, his organisation identifies with the Lagos Mega City project hence it is partnering the Lagos State Government to realise this objective.“All over the world big cities have one major annual marathon event: London, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Dubai to mention a few. The Lagos City Marathon will project Lagos on the global map and ensure that the mega city status is achieved in a very short period,” said the Seven-Up Bottling Company helmsman. Head of Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Norden Thurston, said 7Up and Aquafina premium table water are lifestyle brands as they give energy to the consumer, provide refreshment and inspire a youthful lifestyle.“This is the synergy between our brands and the Lagos City Marathon as we partner Lagos State Government to ensure that Lagosians cultivate a youthful lifestyle through physical and leisure activities like the marathon.”7Up and Aquafina premium table provided the necessary tonic for great performance by the athletes as they took to the 42.5 km race last Saturday morning.From the starting point at National Stadium Surulere, Lagos to the Finish Line at the Eko Atlantic City on Victoria Island, there were over 20 water points and 10 refreshment booths to refresh the runners.Abraham Kiptum of Kenya retained the title he won last year with a cash prize of $50,000. He was followed by his compatriots Ronny Kipkoech Kiboss ($40,000) while Kiprotich Kiroi won the third position. He also won $30,000 for his effort.In the female category, it was also an all Kenya affair with Tanui Rodah, Fridah Lodepa and Alice Timnilil winning the first, second and third positions respectively.Among Nigerian runners, Philibus Sharubutu and Olude Fadekemi won in the male and female categories respectively and were rewarded with N1million cash prize each.The 10km Wheel Chair Marathon was won by Hannah Babalola and Sefiu Adewale in the female and male categories and were rewarded with N1m cash prize each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more