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Former Red Sox infielder Pumpsie Green dies at 85

Former Red Sox infielder Pumpsie Green dies at 85

Sports
July 17 (UPI) -- Former Major League infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, who was the first black player in Boston Red Sox history, died Wednesday from unknown causes at the age of 85. Green made his Major League debut as a pinch-runner on July 21, 1959. Boston was the last pre-expansion team to field a black player. "We salute the courage Pumpsie Green demonstrated 60 years ago when he became our first player of color," Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said. "Despite the challenges he faced, he showed great resilience and took pride in wearing our uniform. He honored us by his presence. We send our deepest condolences to Pumpsie's family and friends." Green hit .246 with 13 home runs and 74 RBIs for the Red Sox and New York Mets from 1959 to 1963. Green played a career-high 133 games for the R...
Green secures rescue deal for Topshop empire

Green secures rescue deal for Topshop empire

Business
Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire has been saved by a rescue deal that will trigger the closure of 48 stores and a thousand jobs.The plan, covering stores including Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Wallis, was approved by Arcadia's creditors.After a week's delay and five hours of discussion Arcadia's landlords finally agreed to rent cuts, 23 store closures and 520 job losses.Once the plan is in place another 25 stores and 500 jobs will be axed.Ian Grabiner, CEO of Arcadia Group, said he was "confident about the future of Arcadia"."From today, with the right structure in place to reduce our cost base and create a stable financial platform for the Group, we can execute our business turnaround plan to drive growth."What just happe...
Philip Green wins key vote for rescue plan ahead of meeting

Philip Green wins key vote for rescue plan ahead of meeting

Business
Sir Philip Green has won the backing of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for his plan to rescue Arcadia ahead of a crucial vote on Wednesday.The owner of Topshop has struck a £385m deal to secure its pension schemes, including a £100m contribution from Lady Cristina Green, Sir Philip's wife and Arcadia's largest shareholder.The PPF said it would now "vote in support" of Arcadia's restructure.But the plan, which includes closing 50 stores, needs the backing of landlords.They would have to agree to a rent cut on Arcadia's stores, which also include Burton, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.The restructuring would be done through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), an insolvency process that allows a business to reach an agreement with its credi
Sir Philip Green charged with assault for ‘touching pilates teacher’

Sir Philip Green charged with assault for ‘touching pilates teacher’

Business
Sir Philip Green "strenuously denies" four charges of misdemeanour assault brought against him in the US, his lawyer has told Sky News.A pilates instructor, Katie Surridge, alleges the 67-year-old retail tycoon touched her inappropriately. It is said to have happened during classes at the Canyon Ranch luxury resort in Tucson, Arizona, in 2016 and 2018. Image: Sir Philip has previously denied the allegations Sir Philip is accused of knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult, or provoke, Pima County Attorney's Office said.Deputy county attorney Lauren Deakin said: "Philip Green has been formally charged with four misdemeanour assault counts. Advertisemen...
Millions ‘lack access’ to parks and green spaces

Millions ‘lack access’ to parks and green spaces

Science
Millions of people in Great Britain do not have access to a nearby park or green space, a study suggests.The Green Space Index by Fields in Trust found that more than 2.5 million people lived more than a 10-minute walk from the nearest area.The charity has calculated that the average amount of green space per person is less than half of a six-yard-box on a football pitch.A growing body of research links parks and green spaces to wellbeing."We actually found that 2.6 milion people did not live within a 10-minute walk of a green space," explained Field in Trust policy and insight manager Alison McCann."In Great Britain, there is no statutory protection for green spaces," she told BBC News."At the moment, we protect about 6% of our ...