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Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face ‘£200m hole’ by September

Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face ‘£200m hole’ by September

Sports
English Football League chairman Rick Parry has said the current season needs to be concluded before 31 July and that clubs face a "£200m hole" by September.The former Liverpool chief executive admitted the EFL needed a "proper reset post-Covid", with clubs currently "stacking up creditors".Parry said it was "difficult to answer" how many might go out of business. He was giving evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee about the impact of coronavirus."Our end date realistically is 31 July because of the situation with contracts," said Parry. "We can't go beyond July."Players and staff have been furloughed and to expect clubs to bring them back in now, to forgo the furlough, ...

Sports news LIVE: Tottenham players can return to training on Tuesday, Dominic Matteo on brain tumour, ’80 per cent of English clubs to go bust’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news, views and updates on how the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits some of his players have struggled mentally amid no football Tottenham players will be allowed to return to training on Tuesday Dominic Matteo reveals how support […] talkSPORT
Dolphins exposed to ‘cocktail of pollutants’ in English Channel

Dolphins exposed to ‘cocktail of pollutants’ in English Channel

Science
Dolphins living in the English Channel are exposed to a "cocktail of pollutants", say scientists.A study found some of the highest recorded levels of toxic chemicals and mercury in the bodies of bottlenose dolphins off the French coast.Researchers say more needs to be done to tackle the "invisible" problem of lingering pollutants in the oceans.The Channel is home to one of the last remaining large European populations of bottlenose dolphins.Researchers took tissue samples from more than 80 dolphins living in waters off Normandy and Brittany. They found high concentrations of mercury in skin and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in blubber.Other industrial chemicals, such as dioxins and pesticides, were also found in blubber samples, which together may a...

Frenchman to retry ‘flyboard’ trip across English Channel

Technology
A French inventor will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt failed halfway. Franky Zapata's wife, Christele, said Wednesday that he will retry the 36-kilometer (22.4-mile) journey Sunday from the French town of Sangatte to the area near Dover. Last week, on his first attempt, Zapata crashed into a refueling boat 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the trip. This time, his wife said he will use a larger boat for the refueling stop in hopes of making landing easier. He had to build a new board, a customized version of the Flyboard his company sells for watersports. The engine is fueled by kerosene he carries in a backpack, his feet fastened to the board.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology