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Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart leaves for Marquette job

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart leaves for Marquette job

Sports
March 26 (UPI) -- Texas Longhorns men's basketball coach Shaka Smart has been hired as Marquette's next head coach, the school announced Friday. Smart replaces former Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, who was fired last week after seven seasons leading the Golden Eagles. Advertisement "We undertook an exhaustive national search, during which we discussed our opening with a significant number of highly qualified coaches," Marquette athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement. "Throughout the search, one individual continued to rise to the top and that was Shaka. "I am beyond excited for our current and future student-athletes who will have the great fortune of being mentored by Shaka. He is a great teacher of the game, while also being a great molder of young men." The 43-year-ol...
Competition leaves a permanent genetic imprint on the brains of songbirds

Competition leaves a permanent genetic imprint on the brains of songbirds

Science
March 22 (UPI) -- New research suggests a single competitive interaction can leave a lasting genetic impression on the brains of songbirds. Competition for territory, mates and prey drive evolution, but evolutionary changes are often only visible across vast timescales. Advertisement Scientists at Indiana University wanted to find out how competition inspires genetic changes among individual songbirds. In previous experiments, researchers found frequent competition alters gene expression in the brains of birds, inspiring more aggressive behavior -- perhaps, preparing birds for future competitive bouts. For the latest study, published this week in the journal PNAS, researchers worked to zoom in on these short-term changes in order to better understand how competition in the short-term ins...
Thorntons leaves 600 jobs at risk through town centre exit

Thorntons leaves 600 jobs at risk through town centre exit

Business
Thorntons, the chocolate retailer, has announced plans to permanently close its entire UK store estate of 61 sites.The company said its decision, which was now the subject of consultation with employees, would affect 603 workers but said it hoped to redeploy some of those affected. Thorntons said it was based not only on the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns over the past year but factors related to the pandemic across the retail sector. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'We want to open at exactly the same time as non-essential retail' ...
Piers Morgan leaves ITV’s Good Morning Britain after row over Meghan remarks

Piers Morgan leaves ITV’s Good Morning Britain after row over Meghan remarks

Entertainment
Getty ImagesPiers Morgan has left ITV's Good Morning Britain following a row over comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex.It brings the controversial host's time on the show to an end after six years.ITV announced the decision after Ofcom said it was investigating his comments after receiving 41,000 complaints.On Monday's show, Morgan said he "didn't believe a word" the duchess had told Oprah Winfrey about her mental health in an interview.An ITV spokesperson said: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."The channel confirmed to the BBC that his departure from the breakfast news show will take effect immediately but declined to say who would be replacing him ...
Greensill collapse leaves 5,000 steel jobs in balance

Greensill collapse leaves 5,000 steel jobs in balance

Business
Some 5,000 jobs in the steel industry are in the balance after Greensill Capital, one of the UK's largest speciality finance companies, went into administration.Greensill, whose advisers include the former prime minister David Cameron, is a major provider of finance to Liberty Steel - the UK's third largest steel company. Liberty, which is part of the GFG Alliance controlled by the so-called "Saviour of Steel" Sanjeev Gupta, employs 3,000 people directly at 11 sites including Rotherham and Stocksbridge in south Yorkshire, Newport in South Wales and Hartlepool. Image: Lex Greensill has enjoyed a rags-to-riches rise It also supports at least 2,000 more jobs in the supply chain.The site at Stocksbridge, where 762 people are employed, is ...