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Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Thibaut Courtois hesitant to commit future to Chelsea, wants board to spend big

Sports
Could Courtois be off to Madrid? Sunday, May 20, 2018 Thibaut Courtois may not know where his or manager Antonio Conte's future lies, but the goalkeeper is sure that Chelsea need to spend big to compete in the Premier League next season. Eden Hazard's first-half penalty saw the west Londoners beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup on Saturday evening at Wembley. It was the best moment in a frustrating season as Chelsea failed to build on last season's league triumph, with a tepid title defence underpinned by background tension that leaves many speculating Conte will soon leave. Courtois is not sure where the Italian's future lies - "Whatever he or the club decides, they will know what they do," the goalkeeper said - nor does he kn...
Bardem wants more action on plastic pollution

Bardem wants more action on plastic pollution

Entertainment
Actor Javier Bardem has told Sky News in an exclusive interview that more companies should follow its Ocean Rescue campaign to try to cut plastic pollution in the sea. The Spanish star, best known for his roles in the Bond movie Skyfall and No Country For Old Men, was speaking from Port de Blanes in the north of Spain where he had been out with early morning fishermen who had started sorting the plastic collected in their nets for recycling."I was there for an hour and we took out so much plastic, only in one hour," he said."It was outstanding to see how much dirt you can find here with a net." Image: Javier Bardem joined a Spanish fishing boat to see the scale of pollution He added: "We are creating a whole chaos in t...
Germany's E.ON wants even bigger wind footprint

Germany's E.ON wants even bigger wind footprint

Business
May 7 (UPI) -- German utility E.ON said it will build up its wind energy portfolio by taking over the domestic activities of wind-power company Vortex Energy.E.ON said it's targeting a takeover of the German activities of Vortex. E.ON takes 30 employees from the company, though non-German activities of Vortex are not part of the transaction.Germany has one of the greener economies in Europe and E.ON said it was retooling in the domestic landscape as the country emerges as a regional leader in renewable energy development. Vortex has 300 megawatts of wind power development in its immediate portfolio and much more in early-stage development.Both companies said the agreement is a win-win."Vortex Energy sees the acquisition by E.ON Climate & Renewables as the ideal opportunity to successfully ...
Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter wants to meet with Ivanka Trump

Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter wants to meet with Ivanka Trump

Finance
Why does the gender wage gap still exist?Lilly Ledbetter vividly remembers the day someone tipped her off to the fact that she was making around 50% less than her male colleagues — for the same job. For 19 years, Ledbetter worked as a manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. Then one day in 1998 she received an anonymous note in her mailbox at work. On it was her name and salary along with the names and salaries of three male colleagues with the same job title.She was stunned. "I was so devastated and so embarrassed," recalled Ledbetter. "I remember looking around to see if I could see someone looking at me to see my reaction." Her monthly base pay was $ 3,727, and she said her three male counterparts were making closer to $ 6,000. Ledbetter sued Goodyear in 1999 for gender discrimination. S
Report: North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington

Report: North Korean leader wants security guarantee from Washington

World
SEOUL, April 9 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to "complete denuclearize," in return for a security guarantee from the United States, Japanese media reported Monday.According to Yomiuri Shimbun, Kim told Chinese leader Xi Jinping in their summit last month that he will give up his nukes as long as the United States guarantees the security of his regime and there is "full compensation" for denuclearization.The report says Kim clearly insisted that a security guarantee, the removal of international sanctions and broad economic support must first be provided, rather than coincide with the denuclearization process.According to diplomatic source cited by Yomiuri, if the U.S. "faithfully takes part in the summit," the North Korean leader is ready to be more active and open to...