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NHL, players’ union approve return-to-play plan, four-year CBA extension

NHL, players’ union approve return-to-play plan, four-year CBA extension

Sports
July 10 (UPI) -- The NHL and the players' union ratified plans to resume the 2019-20 season in August and approved a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement, the sides announced Friday. The NHL Players Association on Wednesday started a full-membership vote on both the return-to-play plan and the CBA, and the voting concluded Friday. Advertisement "Today, the NHL and the NHLPA announced a significant agreement that addresses the uncertainty everyone is dealing with, the framework for the completion of the 2019-20 season, and the foundation for the continued long-term growth of our league," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement Friday. "I thank NHLPA executive director Don Fehr and special assistant to the executive director Mathieu Schneider, the more than 7...
UK inflation rate at fresh four-year low as fuel prices slump

UK inflation rate at fresh four-year low as fuel prices slump

Business
A record fall in fuel prices, including petrol, pushed the UK's inflation rate down to 0.5% in May, the second full month of the coronavirus lockdown.Fuel prices declined by 16.7% during the month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, dragging the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) to the lowest level since June 2016.Clothing and footwear prices also fell.Supermarkets were among the few shops allowed to open in May and food prices rose, the ONS said. May's inflation rate was down from 0.8% in April, the first full month of the pandemic lockdown. Clothing and footwear prices fell 3.1% amid heavy discounting. What is inflation?Inflation is the rate at which the prices for goods and servi...
One in 10 shops now empty as high street slump hits four-year high

One in 10 shops now empty as high street slump hits four-year high

Business
The number of stores left vacant in high streets has reached its highest level in the past four years, figures show.Figures from a survey by the British Retail Consortium and Springboard show more than one in 10 stores were left empty in July - the highest since January 2015. The report said the number of shoppers also fell by 1.9% last month, marking the worst decline for July since 2012.It comes as a wave of restructuring and bankruptcies have hit retailers as they struggle to compete with online rivals with towns such as Doncaster in South Yorkshire seeing one in five shops sitting empty.Diane Wehrle, marketing and insights director at Springboard, said the rising vacancy rate "highlighted the ongoing challenges faced by bricks and mortar destinations". ...
Bournemouth transfer news: Diego Rico signs on a four-year deal from Leganes

Bournemouth transfer news: Diego Rico signs on a four-year deal from Leganes

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OLE! The Spanish centre-half modelled the Cherries' new third kit after completing his signing Diego Rico is set to sign for Bournemouth on a four-year deal, subject to international clearance. The former Leganes defender joins the Cherries for an undisclosed fee and admitted he was ‘truly excited’ to be arriving on the South Coast. Rico tangles with former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo “I’m very happy to be here and would like to thank everyone at AFC Bournemouth for making me feel so welcome,” Rico said.“This is a new step for me in my career and from my heart I can say I am truly excited to be here and looking forward to the future.“I have heard so much about the manager. I learned he is very ...
MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

MH370: Four-year hunt ends after private search is completed

World
The four-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has ended with the latest, privately funded search coming to a close.US-based Ocean Infinity had been using a deep-sea vessel to survey a vast area of the southern Indian Ocean.But it found nothing and Malaysia's government says it has no plans to begin any new searches.The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Official search efforts ended last year and there are still fierce debates about what happened to the flight.Grace Nathan, whose mother was on MH370, said she was opposed to ending the hunt. "People might think: 'Why are these people still harping on about this, it's been four years'. It's important for peo...