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Mike Ashley: Debenhams directors should take lie detector tests

Mike Ashley: Debenhams directors should take lie detector tests

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has accused the board of Debenhams of "falsehood and denials" and even suggested that its directors take lie detector tests, hours before a key deadline on the department store's future.Sports Direct, which owns 30% of the struggling chain, wants to install Mr Ashley as chief executive as it seeks either to refinance the business or take it over entirely. But relations between the two companies have descended into acrimony with Sports Direct suggesting that members of the Debenhams board take lie detector tests over a disputed meeting.Without a deal between the two sides by the end of Monday, the 340-year-old chain faces being placed into a pre-pack administration with lenders taking contro...
‘Take away points’ – Paul Parker calls for strong action after racist abuse hurled at England players in Montenegro

‘Take away points’ – Paul Parker calls for strong action after racist abuse hurled at England players in Montenegro

Sports
Paul Parker has urged UEFA to hit the Montenegro FA where it hurts after England players were subjected to racist abuse during their 5-1 victory in Podgorica on Monday night.The Three Lions wrapped up their second Euro 2020 qualifying win in fine style, but sadly we are not talking about the football the morning after the match. Instead, the focus has been on the racist chanting aimed at England’s black players throughout the clash. Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win There were suggestions of some issues early in the game, but it was clear in the closing stages as monkey chants were aimed at Danny Rose following a late tackle which earned him a yellow card. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling celebrated his fourth...
Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev: Callum Hudson-Odoi rounds off dominant display as Blues take control of Europa League last-16 tie

Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kiev: Callum Hudson-Odoi rounds off dominant display as Blues take control of Europa League last-16 tie

Sports
all over? The Ukrainian side have a mountain to climb after Chelsea took control at Stamford Bridge Chelsea are firmly in command of their Europa League last-16 tie after Callum Hudson-Odoi rounded off a 3-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge. The 18-year-old came off the bench to potentially put the tie beyond the Ukrainian side before next week’s second leg. Hudson-Odoi rounded things off Pedro opened the scoring, capitalising on Olivier Giroud’s clever flick, before Willian doubled the lead with a wonderful free-kick. And a dominant-yet-wasteful Chelsea side got the scoreline their performance deserved with a moment for Blues fans to savour. The two academy graduates, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi, combined clinic...
Patient groups take big money from drug companies, study shows

Patient groups take big money from drug companies, study shows

Health
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Groups charged with protecting patients rights took big money from drug companies, a new study says. Advocacy groups in the U.S. received 74 percent of total contributions from the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016, according to a study published Thursday in American Journal of Public Health. That amounted to $ 88 million. "Patient advocacy groups have an important role when they testify in Congress, at the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other government agencies," Gerard Anderson, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University and study senior co-author, said in a news release. "It is important for policymakers to understand the funding sources for these organizations." Advocacy groups work out of nearly all industriali...
Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

World
President Trump has told the UK and other European allies to take back and put on trial more than 800 Islamic State (IS) group fighters captured in the final battle against the group. His tweet comes as US-backed Kurdish forces continue an assault on the last pocket of IS territory on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border. The IS fighters are being held by the Kurdish-led forces. Mr Trump added that the IS caliphate was "ready to fall." Islamic State conflict 'Many civilians' still trapped with IS "The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. We do so much, and spend so much - Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing", he said in a ...