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Marks & Spencer ousts fashion boss Jill McDonald

Marks & Spencer ousts fashion boss Jill McDonald

Business
Marks & Spencer has ousted its clothing and home boss, Jill McDonald, who spent two years attempting to turn around the struggling division.Chief executive Steve Rowe will take over from Ms McDonald in the short term.He said the firm needed to "address long-standing issues in our clothing and home supply chain around availability and flow of product".Ms McDonald had previous senior roles at Halfords and McDonald's."Her lack of skill in clothes buying and supply chain appears to be the problem. But then the problem existed before she joined, didn't it?" Global Data retail analyst Maureen Hinton tweeted.Ms McDonald joined Marks & Spencer in autumn 2017 as it began a major turnaround plan, which has seen it shut stores and revamp its management. ...
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald sidelined by foot injury

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald sidelined by foot injury

Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers starting tight end Vance McDonald did not practice Thursday, the club announced. McDonald was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but his inability to take the field Thursday puts in jeopardy his chances of playing in Sunday's regular-season opener at the Cleveland Browns. Entering his sixth NFL season overall and second with Pittsburgh, McDonald had 14 receptions for 188 yards and a touchdown in 10 games (seven starts) last season. If McDonald is unable to play Sunday, veteran tight end Jesse James is expected to start in his place. James started 14 games last season and established career highs with 43 receptions for 372 yards and three touchdowns. A fifth-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2015, the 6-foot-7, 261-pound James had 39 catches for 33...