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David Moyes: West Ham appoint former boss for second spell

David Moyes: West Ham appoint former boss for second spell

Sports
David Moyes has been appointed as West Ham manager and will return for a second spell at the club.The Scot, 55, has signed an 18-month deal and starts with the New Year's Day home game against Bournemouth.He replaces Manuel Pellegrini, who was sacked after Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by a much-changed Leicester side. "I feel like I've got unfinished business," said Moyes, who led the Hammers to Premier League safety in a seven-month spell from November 2017.Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes, who took over from Slaven Bilic two years ago, left at the end of the season as the east London club decided to "go in a different direction" with former Manchester City manager Pellegrini.Bu...
New Year Honours: Former Ofcom head Sharon White becomes dame

New Year Honours: Former Ofcom head Sharon White becomes dame

Technology
Sharon White, the former head of the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, has been recognised on the New Year Honours list.Ms White was chief executive of Ofcom for four years, during which she oversaw the regulator taking on more responsibilities.She was made a Dame for her "public service" at Ofcom.Ms White said she was "very grateful" for the award and paid tribute to her former colleagues."This is really a recognition of the hard work and dedication of my colleagues at Ofcom," she said, in a short statement.Ofcom is the UK's telecoms regulator, overseeing telephone and broadband services, mobile networks, and television and radio broadcasts.Olivia Newton-John and England cricketers head honours listDuring Ms White's time in charge, Ofcom became the first exte...
Caroline Kennedy, former NASA administrator to christen USS John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy, former NASA administrator to christen USS John F. Kennedy

Business
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The USS John F. Kennedy will be christened Saturday morning in Newport News, Virginia. The vessel, the second of the new Ford-class carriers, was launched three months early, with officials saying the lessons of the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford have allowed it get ahead of its construction and testing schedule. The new vessel includes an upgraded propulsion system, the electromagnetic aircraft launch system, advanced arresting gear, advanced radar and integrated warfare systems, among other new systems. "USS John F. Kennedy will carry the legacy of its namesake and the power of our nation," said Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly. "The advanced technology and warfighting capabilities this aircraft carrier brings to our global challenges will strengthen our all...
Washington Redskins release former second-round pick Noah Spence

Washington Redskins release former second-round pick Noah Spence

Sports
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins released former Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Noah Spence, the team announced Tuesday. The Redskins originally signed Spence in mid-September after the Buccaneers cut him at the end of training camp. Washington promoted linebacker Carroll Phillips from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move, according to the team. Tampa Bay selected Spence in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Eastern Kentucky. The franchise expected the pass-rusher to take on a bigger role after he recorded 5.5 sacks in his rookie season, but he has only notched two sacks in three seasons since his first year in the league. In 41 career games, Spence has tallied 37 total tackles, 7.5 sacks and two passes defensed. Phillips joined the Redskins' prac...