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Ladbrokes owner Entain appoints first female chief executive

Ladbrokes owner Entain appoints first female chief executive

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Ladbrokes owner Entain has appointed Jette Nygaard-Andersen as the first female chief executive of a major listed British gambling group.The announcement, confirming a move first reported by Sky News, adds to the small number of women who are FTSE 100 bosses. They also include Severn Trent's Liv Garfield, Whitbread's Alison Brittain and NatWest chief executive Alison Rose, plus GSK boss Emma Walmsley and Carolyn McCall of ITV. Image: Betting shops have been hit by closures due to COVID-19 restrictions Outside the FTSE but in the gambling sector, privately-owned bookmaker Bet365 is run by Denise Coates, one of the best-paid bosses in Britain.The appointment of Ms Nygaard-Andersen, a Dane, comes days after US casino operator MGM Resorts...
Scrap the Minuteman III missile, STRATCOM chief Adm. Charles Richard says

Scrap the Minuteman III missile, STRATCOM chief Adm. Charles Richard says

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Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Minuteman III program of 450 missiles, begun in1970, must be replaced and not extended, U.S. Strategic Command chief Adm. Charles Richard said. Richard's comments, made during a virtual briefing on Tuesday, come as President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration considers ways to reduce the cost of a planned 30-year, $ 1.2 trillion modernization of the United States' nuclear defense capabilities. Advertisement "Let me be very clear: you cannot life-extend Minuteman III, alright? It is getting past the point of it's not cost effective to life-extend Minuteman III," Richard told reporters. "That thing is so old, in some cases, the drawings don't exist anymore, or where we have drawings, they're like six generations behind the industry standard. There's not only not a...
Covid-19: Health workers ‘back in eye of storm’, says NHS chief

Covid-19: Health workers ‘back in eye of storm’, says NHS chief

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Covid curbs scandalous, says Revolution Bars chief

Covid curbs scandalous, says Revolution Bars chief

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UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end

UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end

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UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. health chief declared Friday that positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials mean the world “can begin to dream about the end of the pandemic,” but he said rich and powerful nations must not trample the poor and marginalized “in the stampede for vaccines.”In an address to the U.N. General Assembly’s first high-level session on the pandemic, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that while the virus can be stopped, “the path ahead remains treacherous.”The pandemic has shown humanity at “its best and worst,” he said, pointing to “inspiring acts of compassion and self-sacrifice, breathtaking feats of science and innovation, and heartwarming demonstrations of solidarity, but also disturbing signs of self-interest, blame