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Government to miss Brexit trade deal target

Government to miss Brexit trade deal target

Business
By Adam Parsons, business correspondent, in Switzerland Government officials have admitted for the first time that they will not be able to renegotiate all trade treaties involving the European Union by the end of March.The UK is party to around 40 European treaties, covering trade with more than 70 countries and making up 12% of the UK's total trade. In the event of no deal, each would need to be rewritten, either with new terms or by mirroring the existing terms, a process known as "rolling over".Two years ago, the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said that updated versions of all those treaties should be ready to sign within a minute of Britain leaving the EU.Now, according to senior government sources, expectations have been tempered. In...
Leeds United transfer news: Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda reportedly a target for Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United transfer news: Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda reportedly a target for Marcelo Bielsa

Sports
transfer report The 23-year-old is seen as an alternate option to first choice target Dan James Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda, according to reports. O’Dowda, the Republic of Ireland international, has scored two goals for the Robins this season, creating a further four as Lee Johnson’s side fight to finish in the play-off places. Despite starting less than half of City’s league matches this term, O’Dowda is considered an important member of Johnson’s squad and has a contract at Ashton Gate running until summer 2020. Johnson hopes O’Dowda signs a new contract with Bristol City Johnson has previously admitted he wants to tie O’Dowda down to a ...
Watch out: Market volatility could make you a target for scammers

Watch out: Market volatility could make you a target for scammers

Finance
Since the arrest of former investment advisor Bernie Madoff for fraud 10 years ago, many protections for investors have been put in place. But those putting money into the market shouldn't let their guard down and assume they're completely protected by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies. Scammers will always find a way to get to their targets. Just when the dust settles on one financial crisis or scam, another one pops up. And, during times of heavy market volatility such as the one the market has been experiencing recently, the risk of being targeted by a scammer is high. Why? Don't investor...
Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero 'lake' crater

Science
The American space agency (Nasa) says it will send its 2020 Mars rover to a location known as Jezero Crater. Nasa believes the rocks in this nearly 50km-wide bowl could conceivably hold a record of ancient life on the planet. Satellite images of Jezero point to river water having once cut through its rim and flowed via a delta system into a big lake. It is the kind of environment that might just have supported microbes some 3.5-3.9 billion years ago.This was a period when Mars was much warmer and wetter than it is today.Evidence for the past presence of a lake is obviously a draw, but Ken Farley, the Nasa project scientist on the mission, said the delta traces were also a major attraction. "A delta is extremely good at preserving...
Premier League transfer target Hirving Lozano delighted by English praise and admits he liked Manchester United as a child

Premier League transfer target Hirving Lozano delighted by English praise and admits he liked Manchester United as a child

Sports
SOON? PSV Eindhoven star is keen to keep improving, but acknowledges interest from England PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano has admitted the praise he receives from the English press is ‘special’ and revealed he liked Manchester United as a child. The Mexican forward, known as Chucky, impressed in both games against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League with his direct running and technical skills. PSV Eindhoven star Hirving Lozano attempts to evade Tottenham challenges. He’s previously been linked with a Premier League switch with Manchester United, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Everton all noted to be interested in the player. And with the speculation, many parts of the media have lavished praise on Lozano, which he...