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Athletics GM David Forst ‘livid’ amid COVID-19 test delays

Athletics GM David Forst ‘livid’ amid COVID-19 test delays

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July 6 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics general manager David Forst is very unhappy with delays in the COVID-19 test result process, which have held up team workouts prior to MLB's planned 2020 season. The Athletic obtained a WhatsApp message Forst recently sent to players and Athletics staff members. A team source described the manager as "livid" and "frustrated." Advertisement Athletics players were scheduled to have their first workout Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum. Pitchers and catchers attended the workout, but position players were not allowed to attend because their results had yet to be processed and analyzed. Forst said the delay was caused by the observance of the Fourth of July. "MLB has informed me this evening that our test samples from Friday have not arrived at the lab," Forst ...
David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments

David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments

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Fitzwilliam College, at Cambridge University, has announced it has "accepted the resignation of historian David Starkey from his honorary fellowship with immediate effect".The college said: "Our student and academic bodies are diverse and welcoming to all. We do not tolerate racism."His comments on slavery were criticised on Thursday for being racist. The TV historian has not yet responded to the BBC's request for comment.Starkey told an online show hosted by conservative commentator Darren Grimes that slavery was not genocide, because of the survival of "so many damn blacks".The master of Fitzwilliam contacted Starkey following his comments, and the college added: "Fitzwilliam prides itself in leading the way in Cambridge in opening access to higher educ...
David Starkey criticised over slavery comments

David Starkey criticised over slavery comments

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David Starkey has been criticised for saying slavery was not genocide because of the survival of "so many damn blacks".The TV historian and author made the remarks on an online show hosted by the conservative commentator Darren Grimes.Writing on Twitter, former chancellor Sajid Javid said: "David Starkey's racist comments are a reminder of the appalling views that still exist."Starkey has not yet responded to the BBC's request for comment.Fitzwilliam College, part of Cambridge University, where Starkey teaches, described his remarks as "indefensible"."We support and promote freedom of speech in our academic community, but we have zero tolerance of racism," the college said in a statement on Thursday. "Dr David Starkey's recent comments on slavery are inde...
OWN drama ‘David Makes Man’ to land on HBO Max July 16

OWN drama ‘David Makes Man’ to land on HBO Max July 16

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June 29 (UPI) -- HBO Max announced Season 1 of David Makes Man, a drama series from Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be available to stream starting July 16. The streaming service said it has obtained exclusive streaming rights for the drama series, which earned a Peabody Award after it premiered on cable network OWN in 2019. Advertisement The Florida-set series was inspired by events from the life of McCraney, who won an Academy Award in 2017 for his screenplay for the film Moonlight. The show stars Akili McDowell as David, a 14-year-old prodigy seeking to help his mother find a way out of poverty while also dealing with the fallout from the death of his closest friend. The series also stars Alana Arenas, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Travis Coles, Cayden K. Williams, Na...
David Luiz: Arsenal defender signs new one-year contract at club

David Luiz: Arsenal defender signs new one-year contract at club

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Arsenal defender David Luiz has agreed a new one-year contract with the club.Defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares will also join the Gunners permanently at the end of their loan deals, from Flamengo and Southampton respectively.Meanwhile, midfielder Dani Ceballos has extended his loan deal from Real Madrid until the end of this season. "I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future," said the Premier League club's technical director Edu."They have been part of the long-term technical plan [manager] Mikel [Arteta] and I have developed. They bring the right balance to our squad."Brazil centre-back Luiz, 33, joined the club from Chelsea last year but was sent of...