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WPP sparks Sorrell legal battle ‎over agency bid

WPP sparks Sorrell legal battle ‎over agency bid

Business
WPP Group is threatening to strip its former chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell of share awards worth potentially tens of millions of pounds over his new venture's €300m (£265m) bid to launch a rival multinational network. Sky News can exclusively reveal that WPP, the FTSE-100 marketing services group that Sir Martin spent three decades building into the biggest global business of its kind, has written to him alleging that he is "likely to be in breach of his confidentiality obligations".The row has arisen because Sir Martin's new vehicle, S4 Capital, is in talks to buy MediaMonks, a Dutch digital agency, which is also the subject of takeover interest from WPP.In its letter to Sir Martin's lawyers, sent on Tuesday by Slaughter & May, the 'Magic Circle' law firm, ...
Workers of Hawaii agency that sent false alert seen sleeping

Workers of Hawaii agency that sent false alert seen sleeping

Technology
An employee of the Hawaii agency that mistakenly sent cellphone and broadcast alerts about an imminent missile attack earlier this year said he saw staff members watching movies or TV on the job. The worker wrote an email to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's administrator saying another staffer witnessed all three people on duty asleep. The email was dated Jan. 14, the day after the alert went out. The employee's name wasn't released. A different agency worker mistakenly sent the warning that a ballistic missile was heading to the islands, leading hundreds of thousands of people to believe they were about to die in a nuclear attack. The button pusher thought it was a real emergency even though other workers understood it was an exercise. The agency later fired him. It took the age...
Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency

Risk of water shortages for England warns Environment Agency

Science
England is facing water supply shortages by 2050 unless rapid action is taken to curb water use and wastage, the Environment Agency has warned. Its new report says enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day.Population growth and the impact of climate change are expected to add to supply pressures. The agency wants people to have a personal water target and has urged them to use water more wisely at home.The study, the first major report on water resources in England, says that population growth and climate change are the biggest pressures on a system that is already struggling. In 2016, some 9,500 billion litres of freshwater were taken from rivers, lakes, reservoirs and underground sour...
European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

Science
The European Space Agency is to work with Finnish start-up ICEYE on ways to exploit its novel radar satellites. ICEYE-X1 was launched in January - the first of multiple spacecraft that will go up in the coming years. About the size of a suitcase, these are the world's smallest synthetic aperture radar satellites and cost a fraction of traditional platforms. The Esa/ICEYE cooperation will focus on technology development and uses for the forthcoming constellation. It will see future satellites - in particular, their radar antenna design - being tested at the agency's technical centre (ESTEC) at Noordwijk, Netherlands. Esa's Earth observation headquarters (ESRIN) at Frascati, Italy, will also assist with calibration and validation of the ICEYE data. The agency is keen to see how radar images ...
2018 NFL Free Agent guide: Top players available in free agency

2018 NFL Free Agent guide: Top players available in free agency

Sports
If the first two months of the 2018 NFL offseason are any indication, expect the action to be dizzying when the new league year begins at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. That's when free agents can begin signing contracts and trades that have been consummated become official. A number of trades have been agreed to, with the Los Angeles Rams involved in four as they work to reshape their defense in the image of coordinator Wade Phillips. There is no other explanation for the decision to jettison linebackers Robert Quinn and Alec Ogletree, while acquiring cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. The Rams also placed a franchise tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner. Ogletree had signed a lucrative contract extension last October. Friday saw more change in Seattle when cornerback Richard Sherman w...