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Ladbrokes owner Entain appoints first female chief executive

Ladbrokes owner Entain appoints first female chief executive

Business
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...
Government extends tenure of 3 executive directors of Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank

Government extends tenure of 3 executive directors of Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank

Finance
New Delhi: The government has extended the tenure of three executive directors of Canara Bank and Indian Overseas Bank for a period of two years, the lenders said on Monday. The tenure of executive directors Debashish Mukherjee and Matam Venkata Rao has been extended for two years, or until further orders, whichever is earlier beyond their currently notified terms which expire on February 18, 2021 and October 8, 2020, respectively, Canara Bank said in regulatory filings. The extension has been given as per the notification of the Department of Financial Services, the Finance Ministry dated October 10, Canara Bank said. Chennai-headquartered Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) in a separate filing said the government has extended the term of Ajay Kumar Srivastava as executive director for a period ...
Trump to ‘sign executive order about social media’

Trump to ‘sign executive order about social media’

Technology
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order targeting social media firms, the White House has said.It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices.The latest dispute emerged after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time.The order's details have not been shared and it is unclear what regulatory steps the president can take without new laws passed by Congress.White House officials gave no further information on what is expected in the executive order which is set to be signed on Thursday.Before leaving Washington for Florida to watch a space launch that was postponed due to bad weather, Mr Trump again accused Twitter and other social media of bias, without offerin...
Meng Wanzhou: Huawei executive suffers US extradition blow

Meng Wanzhou: Huawei executive suffers US extradition blow

Technology
A Canadian court has ruled that the case of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the United States, can go forward.A judge found that the case meets the threshold of double criminality - meaning the charges would be crimes in both the US and Canada.The US wants Ms Meng to stand trial on charges linked to the alleged violation of US sanctions against Iran.Her case has created a rift between China and Canada.Her lead defence lawyer, Richard Peck, has argued in court that Canada is effectively being asked "to enforce US sanctions".But Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes ruled Wednesday in British Columbia's Supreme Court in Vancouver that the crimes she is charged with in the US would also have bee...
‘A national embarrassment’- Leeds chief executive says Championship season MUST be finished

‘A national embarrassment’- Leeds chief executive says Championship season MUST be finished

Sports
Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear believes it would be a ‘national embarrassment’ if the Premier League and Championship could not complete their 2019/20 seasons. The EFL recently announced plans to decide the outcome of the season using a points-per-game system should the Championship and League One follow League Two’s lead and curtail their seasons. Getty Images - Getty Leeds are top of the Championship so the points-per-game plan would benefit them hugely This would be beneficial to Leeds as it would see them get promoted to the Premier League, but Kinnear insists the club are eager to have matters settled on the pitch. Referring to the Bundesliga’s return last weekend, Kinnear said it was vital that both the Premier League and the Championsh...