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Tom’s d’Etat wins Clark; new star emerges in Japan in weekend horse racing

Tom’s d’Etat wins Clark; new star emerges in Japan in weekend horse racing

Sports
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Tom's d'Etat opened a literal world of possibilities with a victory in the Grade I Clark at Churchill Downs during weekend horse racing while Got Stormy took down the Grade I Matriarch as Del Mar wound up its brief season. After nasty weather played havoc with the Thanksgiving Day schedule, Aqueduct and Woodbine both canceled Sunday's programs as a nasty storm socked the Northeast. On the international scene, Almond Eye is out of next weekend's Longines Hong Kong International Cup -- a blow to the year-end international turf extravaganza. And Chrysoberyl flashed promise of much more to come, winning Sunday's Grade 1 Champions Cup, the former Japan Cup Dirt. As the first Kentucky Derby futures pool was open for business during the weekend (spoiler: "All Other 3-year-olds" ...
Clark Construction lands $570 million contract for Walter Reed renovations

Clark Construction lands $570 million contract for Walter Reed renovations

Business
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Clark Construction Group has been awarded a $ 570 million for a multiyear construction project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity in Bethesda, Md. The Bethesda-based construction firm will construct a new addition for inpatient and outpatient medical care, renovate two buildings and tear down six others at the hospital, according to the Department of Defense, which announced the contract on Tuesday. The project is slated for completion in March 2026 and the contract will be funded in increments, with $ 120 million being allocated immediately, $ 150 million per year to be funded in fiscal years 2021 and 2022, and $ 150.3 million to be funded in 2023. According to the Pentagon, the contract was procured via an open bidding process on ...
Business rates could be changed, Greg Clark says

Business rates could be changed, Greg Clark says

Business
Business rates in England could be changed to help High Street retailers, Business Secretary Greg Clark has said.He told a fringe event at the Conservative party conference the role played by High Streets should be recognised and adjusting business rates "will be one way of doing that".Retail groups say online shopping and rising business rates have left many High Street retailers struggling.The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) welcomed Mr Clark's comments.He said the Treasury is conducting a review of business rates, but his view is the High Street "makes a big contribution to the community, and to villages, towns and cities"."And I think some recognition of that is required. Business rates will be one way of doing that," Mr...