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Neville, Lewis & Bernstein lobby for independent football regulation to solve ‘crisis’

Neville, Lewis & Bernstein lobby for independent football regulation to solve ‘crisis’

Sports
Former England defender Gary Neville, retired Olympian Denise Lewis and ex-Football Association chairman David Bernstein have combined to call for independent regulation of English football to solve its "crisis".The trio are part of a group who have issued a manifesto for change called 'Saving Our Beautiful Game'.It is the latest development of a fractious week in which controversial plans to restructure English football - led by Liverpool and Manchester United - emerged on Sunday, only to be condemned by the Premier League itself and then quickly rejected at meeting of all 20 top flight clubs on Wednesday.And the group calling for independent regulation came forward on the same day EFL chairman Rick Parry claimed his FA counterpart Greg Clarke had "initiated" talks over the radical restru...
Australia pushes for independent virus probe as tensions climb with China

Australia pushes for independent virus probe as tensions climb with China

World
April 29 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison endorsed an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus on Wednesday as tensions between the island nation and China continue to climb. During a press briefing in Canberra, Morrison told reporters that Australia is going to continue pushing for an independent review of the virus' origins and of China's early handling of the outbreak despite mounting criticism from the Asian nation. "This is a virus that has taken more than 200,000 lives across the world. It has shut down the global economy. The implications and impacts of this are extraordinary," Morrison said. "Now, it would seem entirely reasonable and sensible that the world would want to have an independent assessment of how this all occurred, so we can lear...
NASA: ‘Joint, independent team’ will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch

NASA: ‘Joint, independent team’ will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch

Science
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- NASA is establishing a "joint, independent team" to probe the failure of Boeing's Starliner space capsule to reach the International Space Station during a test flight. The investigation comes as NASA is feeling pressure to stop relying on Russian Soyuz capsules to carry astronauts to the station. Boeing and its competitor, SpaceX, are years behind schedule in developing a new spacecraft to carry people. Starliner was launched Dec. 20 without a crew, and a problem with its mission clock caused it to burn fuel needlessly. That meant it wasn't able to reach the orbit necessary to catch up with the space station. Despite the problem, Boeing and NASA said the test mission accomplished most of its goals. Initial data showed the capsule was a safe environment in which to carry ...
China’s corporate borrowing soars and cash flows deteriorate, independent survey shows

China’s corporate borrowing soars and cash flows deteriorate, independent survey shows

Finance
Jiangsu Pilot Free Trade Zone Lianyungang Area on November 28, 2019 in Jiangsu Province of China.Wang Chun | VCG | Getty ImagesChina's fourth-quarter economic growth may have been "the weakest of 2019" — but it still showed an improvement compared to the previous quarter and to the same period a year ago, a business survey released on Thursday showed.Manufacturing and services saw the strongest revenue improvement compared to the the previous quarter, though profit was "muted," according to research firm China Beige Book's quarterly review of the world's second-largest economy, which was based on a survey of more than 3,300 Chinese businesses.Three important results emerged from the survey.First, there are signs that cash flows have deteriorated quickly. "It is easy to discount a seemingly
Parents, children disagree on when they’ll be financially independent

Parents, children disagree on when they’ll be financially independent

Finance
Westend61 | Getty ImagesWhen it comes to financial independence, it probably comes as no surprise that parents and children are not on the same page.What is surprising is that young Americans anticipate being financially independent several years earlier than their parents expect them to.Young Americans say they'll be financially independent by age 22. Meanwhile, their parents don't expect to cut the purse strings until their children are 25.That's according to a recent survey from TD Ameritrade that looked at what young Americans ages 15 to 28 and parents ages 30 to 60 see for their financial futures.The results also pointed to the ages — on average — at which young adults expect to reach key financial milestones.The first among them, it turns out, is paying for your own streaming service