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2019 NHL Awards: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

2019 NHL Awards: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Sports
June 19 (UPI) -- The 2019 NHL Awards took place Wednesday night in Las Vegas as Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov was awarded the Hart Trophy. The annual award show recognizes players and personnel from around the NHL who performed among the league's best during the season. This year's event comes after the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games to clinch their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The night began with Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson being awarded the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. The Swede scored 28 goals and had 66 points in 71 games this season. [embedded content] Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. Kucherov followed in his teammate's footsteps and secured...
Ed Sheeran wins council fight over pub sign

Ed Sheeran wins council fight over pub sign

Entertainment
By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Ed Sheeran has won a fight to keep a pub sign he put up without permission at his country estate in Suffolk, dedicated to his wife.The singer-songwriter, worth an estimated £160m, was told to take down the 16ft (4m) plaque, which reads The Lancaster Lock - after Cherry Lancaster Seaborn. Image: Both signs were considered 'not to impact' neighbouring properties. Pic: East Suffolk Council The Thinking Out Loud singer is also allowed to keep a smaller, swinging style pub sign outside his Grade II-listed barn, which is said to be joined to his mansion by an underground tunnel.In a U-turn, East Suffolk Council said the signage "is not illuminated and it would not impact
Women’s Prize for Fiction: Obama-backed author Tayari Jones wins

Women’s Prize for Fiction: Obama-backed author Tayari Jones wins

Entertainment
A book about the wrongful conviction of a young black American man has won the the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.An American Marriage by US writer Tayari Jones scooped the prize at the London awards on Wednesday. The book was described by former US President Barack Obama as a "moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple".Jones wins £30,000 and the "Bessie" - a limited edition bronze figurine.Chair of the judges, professor Kate Williams, said: "This is an exquisitely intimate portrait of a marriage shattered by racial injustice."It is a story of love, loss and loyalty, the resilience of the human spirit painted on a big political canvas - that shines a light on today's America." Wom
Philip Green wins key vote for rescue plan ahead of meeting

Philip Green wins key vote for rescue plan ahead of meeting

Business
Sir Philip Green has won the backing of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for his plan to rescue Arcadia ahead of a crucial vote on Wednesday.The owner of Topshop has struck a £385m deal to secure its pension schemes, including a £100m contribution from Lady Cristina Green, Sir Philip's wife and Arcadia's largest shareholder.The PPF said it would now "vote in support" of Arcadia's restructure.But the plan, which includes closing 50 stores, needs the backing of landlords.They would have to agree to a rent cut on Arcadia's stores, which also include Burton, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.The restructuring would be done through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), an insolvency process that allows a business to reach an agreement with its credi
Fears of lynch mobs and violence if Modi wins re-election

Fears of lynch mobs and violence if Modi wins re-election

World
By Siobhan Robbins, news correspondent, in India India is in the grip of election fever, with 900 million registered voters preparing to go to the polls.The general election will be the world's largest democratic exercise, with voting beginning on 11 April. Voters are electing lawmakers for the 545-member lower house of parliament, or Lok Sabha.The country is so large that voting will take place in seven phases over five weeks, with initial results expected on 23 May. Image: Supporters of Narendra Modi listen to one of his election rallies Under the banners of national security and Hindu nationalism, current prime minister Narendra Modi is hoping for another landslide victory with the Bharatiya Janata Par...