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Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder signs new deal that runs until 2025

Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder signs new deal that runs until 2025

Sports
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025.The 29-year-old Belgium international had more than two years remaining on his previous deal.De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup four times since joining City from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015."Signing this contract was a straightforward decision," he said."This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance."The Belgian has again been instrumental for Pep Guardiola's side this season as they chase an unprecedented quadruple.Despite his campaign being interrupted by injuries, De Bruyne has scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in 33 appearances.He scored the opening goal in Tu...
Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard

Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard

Business
Getty ImagesThe number of workers on company payrolls in the UK climbed by almost 200,000 in the three months to February, amid signs that the jobs market may be stabilising. However, the number on payrolls is still 693,000 lower than last February, before Covid lockdown measures began.People aged under 25 continue to bear the brunt of the job losses, the Office for National Statistics said. It came as the unemployment rate stood at 5%, down from 5.1% previously.Sam Beckett, ONS head of economic statistics, told the BBC's Today programme there was still a lot of uncertainty in the jobs market. "Furlough is still doing a lot of heavy lifting in the labour market. There are around five million people still on furlough, it's down from its peak of nine million but has been rising recently. "Bu...
Tiger Woods to make video game return, signs deal with ‘PGA Tour 2K’

Tiger Woods to make video game return, signs deal with ‘PGA Tour 2K’

Sports
March 16 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods might be back to the golf course anytime soon, but he will make virtual appearances as part of a return to video games, game publisher 2K announced Tuesday. "I am looking forward to making my return to the video game landscape, and with 2K and HB Studios, I've found the right partners to make it happen," Woods said in a news release. Advertisement "I'm honored to take part in this opportunity and look forward to sharing my expertise and insights as we build the future of golf video games together." Woods' agreement with 2K includes the rights to his name and likeness to appear exclusively in the PGA Tour 2K video game franchise or any other golf games published by 2K. Woods also will serve as an executive director and consultant for the game. 2K also agreed...
Report: Signs of activity at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility

Report: Signs of activity at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility

World
Seoul, March 4 (UPI) -- Commercial satellite imagery shows that a coal-fired steam plant is in operation at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility in possible preparation to extract plutonium for weapons, according to an analysis by U.S. website 38 North. In a report published Wednesday, satellite images from Feb. 25 and March 2 revealed smoke coming from a steam plant that provides heat to Yongbyon's radiochemical laboratory. Advertisement "Smoke was observed emanating from the plant's smokestack at various times from late-February and early March, suggesting that preparations for spent fuel reprocessing could be underway to extract plutonium needed for North Korea's nuclear weapons," the 38 North report said. "However," the report added, "this could also mean simply the facility is bei...
J.J. Watt signs two-year deal with NFL’s Arizona Cardinals

J.J. Watt signs two-year deal with NFL’s Arizona Cardinals

Sports
March 1 (UPI) -- Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. Watt and the Cardinals announced the signing Monday on social media. Sources told NFL Network and ESPN that the pact is worth $ 31 million and includes $ 23 million guaranteed. Advertisement The Houston Texans released the veteran defensive end -- by his request -- in February. Watt had spent 10 seasons with the AFC South franchise. Watt, 31, had 52 total tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, seven passes defensed, five sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception for a touchdown in 16 games last season. The five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro had 101 sacks in 128 games for the Texans, the highest total in franchise history. Wa...