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Darcy Wells’ parents demand: How could this have happened at Chelsea?

Eight years ago, an 11-year-old girl called Darcy Wells trundled off a playing field at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground and looked up to see one of her heroes standing by the touchline. ‘John Terry,’ she smiles. ‘He sometimes came over to watch training. He pulled me to the side and said he could see me playing for Chelsea one day. He said I played really well and that he liked my football boots, which had my name engraved. Jose Mourinho…

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Deutsche Bank in retreat with investment bank overhaul

Olaf Storbeck in Frankfurt April 26, 2018 Print this page Deutsche Bank is overhauling its investment bank under its new chief executive, scaling back its US and trading operations to refocus on Europe and corporate customers. Germany’s largest bank on Thursday announced significant job cuts to meet its 2018 cost cutting target after pre-tax income in the corporate investment bank collapsed by 74 per cent in the first quarter. “We are not strong enough in [some] areas,” Deutsche chief executive…

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Illinois pays price for budget uncertainty in $500 million deal – Government News

(Bloomberg)—Illinois’s fiscal woes are making borrowing more costly for the worst-rated U.S. state as its leaders attempt to avoid a repeat of the record budget impasse last year that pushed its bond rating to the precipice of junk. The state sold $500 million of general-obligation bonds on Wednesday in a competitive auction won by Bank of America Corp. A portion of the deal that matures in May 2042 with a 5 percent coupon sold at 4.87 percent, or 1.86 percentage…

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Bahamas billionaires $50M brouhaha is back on

The 10-year battle of billionaires Louis Bacon and Peter Nygard isn’t over yet. A New York appellate court gave hedge funder Bacon’s $50 million defamation suit against his Bahamian next-door neighbor, Canadian fashion-mogul Nygard, a new life this week. The two have been feuding in US and UK courts after a disagreement involving Nygard attempting to expand his property in affluent Lyford Cay. Bacon then blasted music toward Nygard’s property, according to court papers. That’s when the feud turned nasty.…

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Directors who quit Australia’s largest dairy farm business urged Chinese owner to invest in it | Australia news

The directors who quit en masse from Australia’s largest dairy farm business spent months trying in vain convince its Chinese owners to urgently invest millions to make the company sustainable, including pleas to drought-proof its properties and improve animal welfare. The trouble within Moon Lake Investments has cast new doubt on its ability to deliver on the promises it made before the Turnbull government approved its $280m purchase of the Van Diemen’s Land Company (VDL). The sale was vetted by…

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Farsons marks 90 years of brewing

Farsons chairman Louis A. Farrugia (left) presenting a donation to Ħamrun mayor Christian Sammut to go towards the funding of a new statue of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Simonds Farsons Cisk plc and Ħamrun local council marked the 90th anniversary of Farsons Brewery with a formal reception held at the local council’s premises. The occasion celebrated the launch of the Brewery’s first beer, Farsons Pale Ale, in April 1928. In his speech Farsons chairman Louis A. Farrugia stressed…

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Rupee weakens to over Rs119 against dollar in open market as panic buying continues

Dealer­s’ associ­ation conven­es meetin­g, says rate will now be determ­ined three times a day Dealers’ association convenes meeting, says rate will now be determined three times a day. PHOTO: REUTERS KARACHI: The open market continued to remain in the grip of panic buying as the currency weakened to as much as Rs119.5 against the US dollar, two days after the central bank held an “emergency meeting” with dealers to keep the gap with the inter-bank rate as low as possible. Overheating…

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World Bank urged to schedule talks on water dispute with India – Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Islama­bad has asked the World Bank to schedule a meeting with a Pakistani team in Washington later this month for talks on water dispute with India, official sources told Dawn on Wednesday. Early this month, Pakis­tan asked the World Bank to address its concerns over India’s two hydropower projects — the 330-megawatt Kishanganga and 850MW Ratle plants. Islama­bad believes that both plants violate the Indus Water Treaty that distributes water of Indus River and its tributaries between India and…

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Wipro: Wipro Q4 revenue, margin hit as two clients go bankrupt

Bengaluru: Wipro reported a paltry 2.5% IT services revenue growth on constant currency basis in the fourth quarter, compared to a year earlier, the weakest among its peers. The company was hobbled by bankruptcies of two of its clients – at least one of which is in the telecom vertical – and continued weakness in its healthcare business in the US. Wipro, which has now been overtaken by smaller rival HCL Technologies in terms of market capitalization, also issued a…

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School custodial post gets updated job description | News, Sports, Jobs

EAST LIVERPOOL — Among other personnel issues approved Monday by the city school board was an updated job description for the head custodian for athletic fields, buildings and grounds. While many aspects of the job description remained the same, the board approved several additional qualifications now required compared to the original description, which only required the custodian to be of sufficient strength and health to perform all functions, be a U.S. citizen fluent and literate in the English…

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Sandro owner SMCP’s Q1 turnover lifted by thriving China, U.S. fashion sales

PARIS, April 26 (Reuters) – Demand from Chinese and U.S. consumers helped boost first quarter revenue at fashion group SMCP, as the owner of French labels Sandro and Maje expanded online sales and opened more stores. SMCP, which listed its shares last year and is majority-owned by China’s Shandong Ruyi, on Thursday posted a 12 percent rise in first quarter revenue to 252 million euros ($306.7 million). Excluding the effect of currency swings, such as a stronger euro, sales were…

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How Big Data and Automation are Giving Marketers Real-Time Solutions

Anticipating customer needs is a necessity of today’s marketing plans. It’s not enough to wait for a customer to come to you; the best marketing strategies involve intuitive thinking so that consumers have what they need without having to look for it. Advancements in Big Data – or the analysis of customer behaviors online and off – and automation technology are making it easier than ever before for marketers to connect and engage with their audiences. By following the customer…

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New CMO Council report on digital media reliability expectations

In a wake-up call to digital media platforms like Facebook and Google, marketing leaders globally say they will no longer tolerate deficient advertising measurement. Most see a need for more effective data transparency and detailed, timely and reliable reporting systems. According to a new study from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, news coverage about inaccurate, questionable and false digital media reporting measures have already caused 21 percent of marketers to pull back on advertising spend. More than 70 percent of…

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