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Erling Haaland asked for autograph by ‘childish’ assistant referee in tunnel after Borussia Dortmund defeat to Man City in Champions League

Erling Haaland asked for autograph by ‘childish’ assistant referee in tunnel after Borussia Dortmund defeat to Man City in Champions League

Sports
Erling Haaland was asked for his autograph by assistant referee Octavian Sovre after Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday night. The Dortmund striker, who set up Marco Reus’ away goal before Phil Foden’s last-gasp winner for City, was filmed signing the linesman’s flag in the tunnel after the game. BT Sport The incident could land the assistant in hot water Describing the incident on BT Sport, former Premier League stars Owen Hargreaves and Joleon Lescott slammed the official’s behaviour. Former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves said: “They had a difficult first-half and they got a lot of things wrong in that first-half. “You can be a fan, but you can’t do that in front of the other players, it just doesn’t look right.” ...

Op-ed: You’ve been asked to invest in a private venture. Here’s when to say ‘yes’ and when to walk away

Finance
Tetra Images | Tetra images | Getty ImagesA few years ago, I had a client tell me he invested in a fancy bowling alley — the new party hot spot in town. It's since shut down. Another client shared that he joined the board of a start-up and they're looking to raise capital. He wants to figure out the right dollar amount to invest.High-net-worth investors are approached often to put their money into a private company looking to grow. The offers come in all shapes and sizes: Small companies need capital to expand, start-ups often need several rounds of financing, and friends or family members with a "Shark Tank" type idea want to make a run at creating their dream.These investment ideas often sound exciting and exclusive and seem to hold the potential for much higher returns than a traditiona...
Oxford Covid vaccine: Regulator asked to assess jab

Oxford Covid vaccine: Regulator asked to assess jab

Health
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India’s fraud-hit PMC Bank asked other major banks for a merger, says administrator

India’s fraud-hit PMC Bank asked other major banks for a merger, says administrator

Finance
By Aditya Kalra and Abhirup RoyNEW DELHI: India's fraud-hit PMC Bank has approached other banks over a possible merger even as its efforts to recover funds from a big borrower have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the bank's administrator said in a court filing seen by Reuters. Authorities started investigating Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) for fraud last year and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) took control of it after detecting financial irregularities. Thousands of PMC depositors have been unable to access their deposits for a year as the RBI has capped withdrawals at 100,000 rupees ($ 1,359). PMC has "tried to engage with the major banks of the country to request for a merger", the bank's administrator said in a Sept. 10 filing at the Delhi High Court, witho...
UK visitors will be asked to download COVID-19 tracing app

UK visitors will be asked to download COVID-19 tracing app

Technology
Visitors to the UK will be asked to download the NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app. Contact details will also be requested "so that we know where people are", Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said at the Downing Street press conference. The app is being trialled on the Isle of Wight, where more than half of residents have now downloaded it, Mr Shapps added."The actual number is 72,300," he said. Transport Sec announces £2bn funding ...