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House of Fraser spots gap in City retailing

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Iranian lawmaker dies of novel coronavirus

first_imgAn Iranian lawmaker died from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported, one of several officials to succumb to the illness in the epidemic-hit country.Fatemeh Rahbar, 55, was a conservative MP and had recently been elected to the parliament from the capital Tehran, the agency said.She is the second lawmaker killed by the virus in Iran and one of seven politicians and government officials who have died in the outbreak since the country reported its first cases in mid-February. Iran has been scrambling to contain the rapid spread of the virus, which so far has infected 4,747 people and killed at least 124.Rahbar was among the top candidates in Tehran for the conservatives, who overwhelmingly won February’s general election marked by the lowest turnout in the Islamic republic’s history.Iran has closed schools and universities, suspended major cultural and sporting events and reduced working hours across the country to slow the contagion, which has spread to all of its 31 provinces.Topics :last_img read more

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Danish telecoms group rejects bid from pension fund consortium

first_imgPFA confirmed the consortium’s interest in a statement on its website, and said the offer represented “an attractive price and premium to the shareholders”. The value of the bid was not disclosed.“The consortium has prepared detailed plans for TDC,” PFA said. “It is the intention of the consortium that the long-term strategy planned for TDC will encourage and support innovation in the Danish telecommunications sector, improve customer service, product offerings and enhance retail competition. A 4G mast operated by TDCSource: Uffe Weng“It will also reduce infrastructure duplication and accelerate the quality, expansion and speed of all [telecoms] networks across Denmark.”The pension fund added that the consortium planned to “invest material amounts” into the business to upgrade mobile and broadband coverage in Denmark. Its plans would not involve redundancies, PFA said.The statement concluded: “The consortium believes that the proposed offer represents excellent value for shareholders, TDC and Denmark. The consortium recognises the development seen in TDC in recent years, and would welcome an opportunity to enter a dialogue with the TDC board of directors.”The consortium is the latest example of Danish funds collaborating on investment deals.In November, PFA and PKA were part of a five-fund group that bought a 16.9% stake in domestic mortgage lender Nykredit. The pair also each bought a 25% share in a UK offshore wind farm in the same month.In February last year, PKA and ATP teamed up with PensionDanmark and Industriens Pension to invest in a specialist Danish agriculture fund set up by the government. In the same month, PFA and Industriens together invested DKK1bn in domestic residential property . Danish telecoms company TDC Group has rejected a takeover bid from a group of major pension funds.According to a statement from the company, Denmark’s PFA, PKA and ATP had teamed up with Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets to acquire TDC.“Having reviewed the terms of the proposal, TDC Group’s board of directors concluded that it is not in the best interest of TDC’s shareholders and stakeholders and it has been rejected,” the statement said.TDC Group was valued at DKK35.7bn (€4.8bn) on the Copenhagen stock market, according to Bloomberg.last_img read more

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Dominica eying increased tourism revenue from upcoming cricket test

first_imgLocalNews Dominica eying increased tourism revenue from upcoming cricket test by: – June 1, 2011 Share Mr. Sobers Esprit. Photo credit: dominica.gov.dmDominica is looking to boost its visitor arrivals with the hosting of the third Digicel cricket test match between West Indies and India from July 06-July 10.“We expect visitors from other islands and from far away to come to visit our island…For us the major objective is to attract regional and international cricket fans to Dominica, to bring test cricket to a very knowledgeable and cricket loving public, to expose our young players to top quality international players, to position Dominica as a major sporting location and to give wider regional and international media exposure to Dominica as an event destination,” said Sobers Esprit at a ceremony Wednesday to launch the game.Esprit is heading the team charged with marketing the event and said officials anticipate that “as a tourism destination, we can get more as a result of hosting this game.”Click here to listen to Mr. Esprit: Dominica will work with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in marketing the upcoming match which will be the first international cricket test game hosted at Windsor Park Stadium, making the venue the newest for test cricket. Dominica has hosted two one day international cricket matches over the past two years.“We are actually representing the board and will be providing a support for the board in marketing the event throughout the period of the marketing. Most of the work will be executed on behalf of the West Indies Board,” Esprit said.Tickets for the match go on sale from June 13.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

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EPL top tackler race: Ndidi drops to third spot

first_imgSuper Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has lost further ground in the race to be the league’s top tackler for the third consecutive season.Advertisement The Nigerian who led the chart earlier in the season, has now dropped to third with 86 successful tackles, 20 behind Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City(106) and three behind Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.In interceptions, Ndidi has lost top spot to Bornemouth’s Diego Rico (64 interceptions) with the Nigerian second with 56 while another Nigeria-born player, Philip Biling of Bornemouth is just four behind Ndidi.The Eagles star who was sidelined in January for a knee injury, was rested by Brendan Rodgers during the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with Chelsea last weekend so as not to aggravate the injury.Ndidi drops to number three in EPL top tackler race – https://t.co/jjJMRdIAPY pic.twitter.com/NcNstXVkVp— FootballLiveNG (@footballliveCH) February 4, 2020Read Also: Odion Ighalo wears boots in tribute to tragic sister who died two months agoThe midfielder will be looking to return to action when Leicester take on Wolves on February 14, 2020 immediately after the inaugural Premier League mid-season break.Ndidi has so far featured in 21 league games for the Foxes this season, from which he has two goals, one assist and three yellow cards.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

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MORE Power energizes ship to house COVID frontliners

first_imgShip Capt. John B. Lacson will temporarily house frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 in Iloilo City. MORE Electric and Power Corp. has completed energizing it. Among the facilities installed by MORE Power included an electric post, three 75 kVA transformers, a primary line, a service line, and an electric meter. The city government resolved to use the vessel to house workers from the City Health Office, Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and Iloilo City Emergency Response Team – all at the forefront of implementing the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) protocols to battle COVID-19. The vessel, owned by JBL Maritime Foundation, is currently anchored at the Iloilo River Wharf along the street of Muelle Loney. Among the facilities installed by MORE Power included an electric post, three 75 kVA transformers, a primary line, a service line, and an electric meter.center_img ILOILO City – MORE Electric and Power Corp.(MORE Power) has completed energizing the vessel Capt. John B. Lacson that will be used as temporary shelter forcoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic frontliners in this city. Now fully energized, the vessel is ready for the use of the frontliners./PNlast_img read more

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Sweigart scores first PASS win

first_imgNick Sweigart led every lap of the Pennsylvania Sprint Series feature at Susquehanna Speedway.By Brad VoresYORK HAVEN, Pa. (Aug. 20) – Nick Sweigart wired the field to post the win in the Sunday 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Series feature at Susquehanna Speedway.Sweigart’s first-ever win for car owner Randy Kaylor made him the 15th different winner in 29 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series races this season.Starting on the pole, Sweigart dominated while two late race cautions kept things interesting at the front. Kyle Smith, Darren Miller, Austin Bishop and Kassidy Kreitz rounded out the top five.Thirty-seven RaceSaver entries were entered.Feature results – 1. Nick Sweigart; 2. Kyle Smith; 3. Darren Miller; 4. Austin Bishop; 5. Kassidy Kreitz; 6. Dave Brown; 7. Eddie Wagner; 8. Zach Newlin; 9. Ken Duke Jr.; 10. John Scarborough; 11. Scott Ellerman; 12. Brendan Poff; 13. Kyle Ganoe; 14. Jay Krout; 15. John Walp; 16. Greg Dobrosky; 17. Ian Detweiler; 18. Jaremi Handon; 19. George Riden; 20. Samantha Lieberman; 21. Drew Ritchy; 22. Joe Kay; 23. Dylan Shatzer; 24. Dave Grube.last_img read more

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Veteran Phillips signs Palace deal

first_img The former England international is in the twilight of his career but he will spend at least one more season at the top after joining the Eagles. Phillips spent a successful loan period from Blackpool last term, netting the winner in the Championship play-off final against Watford to end Palace’s eight-year top-flight absence. Kevin Phillips has penned a one-year contract with Premier League new boys Crystal Palace, just five days before he turns 40. Press Associationcenter_img Now that move has been made permanent, with the veteran free agent moving to Selhurst Park on a year-long deal. “I am absolutely delighted, I loved my time here at the end of last season and was always hoping to have another chance to play in the top flight,” Phillips told the club’s official website, www.cpfc.co.uk. “It’s unbelievable for me but I am really looking forward to it and hoping I can play a great part in the season ahead. “Everyone I spoke to said to keep going as long as the fitness and hunger is there and that is certainly the case with me.” Phillips last played in the top tier with Birmingham in the 2010/11 season. He will become just the third outfield player to have played in the Premier League at 40, following Teddy Sheringham and Gordon Strachan. The club are awaiting final written confirmation of the paperwork from the Football Association and Premier League. last_img read more

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Djokovic through to next round of Australian Open

first_imgThe Serb was a straight sets winner over Quentin Halys of France. Roger Federer was also a straight sets victor this morning, while Jo-Wilfied Tsonga and Nick Kyrgios also found progress to round 3. Womens sixth seed Petra Kvitova is out, beaten in straights by Aussie Daria Gavrilova.  No such worries for Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova or Agnieszka Radwanska who are all through to the third round. Meanwhile, Venus Williams has been fined just over 3-thousand euro for skipping her post-match press duties at the Australian Open tennis.She avoided discussing her first round defeat to Britain’s Johanna Konta.It’s Williams’ second fine in a year, after getting a similar punishment at the 2015 French Open.last_img read more

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Quadri Promotes Nigerian Culture in New ITTF Promo

first_imgAruna Quadri In the description of Quadri, ITTF said: “Quadri Aruna’s thumping power strokes and terrific topspin are what he is known for, but there’s a lot more than first meets the eye to the reigning African Champion.”According to ITTF, ‘Inside My Mind’ gives an exclusive access quite literally into the minds of some of the world’s biggest table tennis stars ahead of the 2019 World Championships.ITTF stated that the promo is a must-watch for anyone interested in sport or anyone who appreciates the power of video and cinematic film.“’Inside My Mind’ is the biggest ever ITTF production and it serves as the perfect way to prepare mentally for the greatest ever table tennis event: the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Championships, to be held from April 21 to 28 in Budapest, Hungary,” the world body stated.The world body added: “For behind each action: each swing of the arm, each flick of the wrist, each shift of balance from one foot to another: there is a myriad of decisions made. Decisions which separate the best from the rest.Spell-binding imagery and audio of the highest production quality will leave you captivated, as the players take you away on an unchartered journey deep into their game plans, all while speaking in their native tongue (supported by English subtitles).Already, world and Olympic champion in women, China’s Ding Ning started the first episode of a seven-part series and it run until the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships in April.Other top stars expected to be featured in the promo are Bernadette Szocs (Romania), Ma Long (China), Hugo Calderano (Brazil), Manika Batra (India) and Timo Boll (Germany).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Apart from making the country proud on table, Aruna Quadri has become Nigerian culture promoter in the new promo released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2019 World Championship holding in Budapest, Hungary.Considered as the best import from Africa, Aruna Quadri spoke in Yoruba language in the promo on the quality of his forehand which makes him a threat to opponents on table.Being one of the top eight players selected across the world for the new promo released yesterday by the world body, Quadri , a quarterfinalist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is touted as one of the star players fans are yearning to watch in Hungary come April.last_img read more