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Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

Sports
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres are expected to hire Larry Rothschild as the club's new pitching coach. League sources told MLB Media and The Athletic on Friday that Rothschild will replace Darren Balsley, who served for 17 seasons in that capacity. The club has yet to confirm the move. Rothschild, 65, spent the last nine seasons as pitching coach of the New York Yankees. The organization fired him after the team's American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros. The Padres will be Rothschild's sixth team as a pitching coach. He previously served in that role with the then-Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Yankees. Rothschild, who played 11 years in the Detroit Tigers, Padres, Reds and Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 t...
Climate change: Thousands invited to join citizens’ assembly

Climate change: Thousands invited to join citizens’ assembly

Science
Letters are being sent to 30,000 households across the UK inviting people to join a citizens' assembly on climate change.Once participants are selected, the assembly will meet next year, with the outcome of their discussions reported back to Parliament.The initiative, set up by cross party MPs, will look at what members of the public can do to reduce CO2. The UK government has committed to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.Rachel Reeves, chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, one of six select committees who commissioned the climate assembly, said a clear roadmap was needed to achieve this goal."Finding solutions which are equitable and have public support will be crucial," she said. "Parli...
Revolut targets $1.5bn to join fintech elite

Revolut targets $1.5bn to join fintech elite

Business
British-based digital payments and banking group Revolut is trying to raise $ 1.5bn (£1.2bn) from investors as part of a quest to become one of the world's most highly-prized fintech companies.Sky News has learnt that Revolut has hired investment bank JP Morgan to orchestrate both a $ 500m (£395m) equity-raise and the issuance of a $ 1bn (£790m) convertible loan in the coming months. If successfully completed, it would catapult the business into the ranks of technology companies which have secured individual funding rounds in excess of $ 1bn (£790m).Sources said this weekend that the company, led by founder and chief executive Nik Storonsky, would target a valuation from the capital-raising of between $ 5bn (£3.9bn) and $ 10bn (£7.9bn) - which would make it the most valuable fintech player
Tyronn Lue to join Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff

Tyronn Lue to join Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff

Sports
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is nearing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers to join Doc Rivers' staff. League sources told ESPN and the New York Times on Wednesday that Lue is expected to reunite with Rivers as one of his top assistant coaches. Lue was the leading candidate to become the L.A. Lakers' head coach this off-season until negotiations fell apart over contract details. The Lakers opted to hire former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel to succeed former coach Luke Walton. Lue previously served as the head coach of current Lakers star LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The pair won an NBA championship with the Cavs in 2016 before the team fired him at the beginning of last season following a 0-6 start. In three-plus seasons leading ...
Revealed: BBC’s top paid stars – and the women who join the list

Revealed: BBC’s top paid stars – and the women who join the list

Entertainment
The BBC has revealed three women have moved into its top 10 list of highest paid stars - compared to none last year.Claudia Winkleman, Zoe Ball and Vanessa Feltz all joined the elite group which is still topped by Match of the Day host Gary Lineker. This is the first time since presenter salaries were disclosed in 2017 that women have made the top 10.Former Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans, who left the corporation in December, is still featured among the highest earners.He was succeeded by Ball and her figure will only reflect what she earned for hosting the show in the first three months of the year, as well as her earnings for the Saturday show she hosted before that. Advertisement The corporation...