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Arizona fires men’s basketball coach Sean Miller

Arizona fires men’s basketball coach Sean Miller

Sports
April 7 (UPI) -- The University of Arizona has fired men's basketball coach Sean Miller, the school announced Wednesday. Miller posted a 302-109 record during his 12 seasons with the Wildcats, but also coached the team amid an NCAA investigation and FBI probe into corruption in recruiting at Arizona and other college basketball programs. Advertisement "After conferring with [Arizona athletic director] Dave Heeke since the season's end, it has become clear that our men's basketball program -- and our university -- needs to write a new chapter in our history, and that begins with a change of leadership," Arizona president Robert C. Robbins said in a news release. "Arizona basketball means so much to so many and, as stewards of the program, we must always act in the best interests of the uni...
Ahead of DHFL voting, Oaktree fires fresh salvo against Piramal bid

Ahead of DHFL voting, Oaktree fires fresh salvo against Piramal bid

Finance
MUMBAI: Ahead of the three week long voting starting Monday to decide on the new owner of Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), Oaktree has fired yet another salvo by attacking the bid of its nearest competitor Piramal Enterprises. In a letter sent on Sunday evening to members of the committee of creditors, the RBI appointed administrator, Oaktree has said it is concerned that despite its bid offering maximum value for all stakeholders, it appears “there is a consistent campaign to misrepresent information on Oaktree’s bid. Information is not only being presented in an incomplete and inaccurate manner but also in order to discredit Oaktree’s bid and favour the Second Highest Bidder.” Oaktree does not name Piramal Enterprises anywhere in the letter. Instead it refers to it indirectly callin
Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Technology
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it's not as simple as blaming either climate change or the way land is managed.The governors of California, Oregon and Washington have all said global warming is priming forests for wildfires as they become hotter and drier. But during a visit Monday to Californi a, Trump pointed to how states manage forests and said, “It will start getting cooler, just you watch.”Scientists say wildfires are all but inevitable, and the main drivers are plants and trees drying out due to climate change and more people living closer to areas that burn. A
Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before?

Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before?

Science
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California battles more than 500 fires with no end in sight as emergency response stretched thin

Finance
A firefighter rubs his head while watching the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood of unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.Noah Berger | AP PhotoSome of California's largest wildfires in state history are growing larger and more destructive, with no end in sight as emergency response efforts are stretched thin and tens of thousands of people are forced to evacuate their homes. At least 585 fires have burned more than 900,000 acres, killed five people and forced evacuation orders for more than 119,000 people.The two major groups of fires — the LNU Lightning Complex in Sonoma, Lake, Napa and Solano counties and the SCU Lightning Complex in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties — are