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Eddie Howe: Celtic manager talks at advanced stage with former Bournemouth boss

Eddie Howe: Celtic manager talks at advanced stage with former Bournemouth boss

Sports
Eddie Howe is the clear favourite to become the next manager of Celtic, with talks between the two parties at an advanced stage.The former Bournemouth boss, 43, has held discussions with members of the club's board, including major shareholder Dermot Desmond.Howe left Bournemouth in August 2020 when the club's five-year stay in the Premier League came to an end.He has been linked with Sheffield United and Newcastle in recent weeks.Howe was in charge at Vitality Stadium for more than 450 games across two spells spanning more than a decade, guiding them to three promotions in six seasons and taking them from League Two to as high as ninth in the Premier League.He also had a stint with Burnley in the Championship from January 2011 to October 2012.Neil Lennon resigned as Celtic manager in late...
Elon Musk’s Starlink in talks with UK to solve broadband problems

Elon Musk’s Starlink in talks with UK to solve broadband problems

Technology
The UK is in talks with Elon Musk's satellite broadband company Starlink to provide connectivity in hard-to-reach areas.It comes as Boris Johnson has promised a £5bn "rocket boost" for parts of the country with slow broadband - the latest pledge in his "levelling up" agenda. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden believes the satellite constellation project by the billionaire SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk is one of the best ways to deliver coverage in hard-to-reach areas, although alternatives are being considered.The government is also assessing whether High Altitude Platforms, such as balloons or autonomous aircraft, could help deliver coverage in rural regions like the Scottish Highlands. Image: The UK is in talks with Elon Musk's com...
Matthew McConaughey in talks for HBO ‘A Time to Kill’ sequel

Matthew McConaughey in talks for HBO ‘A Time to Kill’ sequel

Entertainment
March 18 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey is going to play Jake Brigance again. McConaughey will reprise his role from the movie A Time to Kill in the HBO series A Time for Mercy. Deadline and Variety both confirmed that HBO acquired the rights to the book. Deadline sources say McConaughey is in final negotiations while Variety reports he is attached to the show. Advertisement The 1996 film adaptation of John Grisham's book was McConaughey's first leading role in a movie. Grisham's sequel, A Time for Mercy published in 2020. The series marks McConaughey's return to HBO after True Detective. Deadline reports plans for a 10 episode limited run. Warner Brothers released the 1996 film. The studio and HBO are both subsidiaries of WarnerMedia. In A Time to Kill, Brigance was a struggling Mississipp...
Iran nuclear deal: US sanctions will not be lifted for talks, says Biden

Iran nuclear deal: US sanctions will not be lifted for talks, says Biden

World
Getty ImagesUS President Joe Biden says he will not lift economic sanctions against Iran until it complies with the terms agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal.Mr Biden was speaking in a CBS News interview aired on Sunday.But Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran would only return to compliance if the US first lifted all economic sanctions.The 2015 deal sought to limit Iran's nuclear programme, with sanctions eased in return.Former President Donald Trump, however, withdrew the US from the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, leading Iran to roll back on a number of its commitments.Tough tests for Biden in 'new' Middle EastWhy do limits on uranium enrichment matter?Iran, which says its nuclear programme is peaceful, has been increasing its stockpile of enriched uranium. En...

Biden says $15 minimum wage won’t survive Covid relief talks, promises to push for pay hike later

Finance
President Joe Biden speaks delivers a foreign policy address during a visit to the State Department in Washington, February 4, 2021.Tom Brenner | ReutersPresident Joe Biden said this weekend that it is unlikely a $ 15 federal minimum wage provision makes it into the next Covid-19 relief package, hitting pause on a key campaign promise as Democrats in Congress press ahead to pass $ 1.9 trillion in stimulus without Republican support. Biden said his administration would push for a stand-alone bill to raise the minimum wage."I put it in but I don't think its going to survive," Biden told CBS' Norah O'Donnell in an interview scheduled to air in full on Sunday. "My guess is it will not be in [the stimulus bill]."Democrats in Congress have moved to pass the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package wit...