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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Carlos Queiroz announced as new Colombia manager

The 65-year-old Portuguese coach replaces Jose Pekerman Spent 11 years prior managing IR Iran, which included two World Cup appearances Will make his debut in March during the FIFA window for friendlies The Colombian Football Federation officially announced the appointment of Carlos Queiroz as men’s national team manager on Thursday. The presentation took place at the federation’s headquarters and included a press conference. “For me it’s an honour, and I’m happy to have the trust of the federation,” Queiroz said. “First off, I intend to take care of the great…

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JLR workers ‘tense’ after 4,500 job cuts announced

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption JLR will first invite voluntary redundancies and early retirements to cut 4,500 jobs The atmosphere at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is said to be “very tense” following the announcement that 4,500 jobs will be cut. Staff were informed today that the firm, which employs 40,000 people in the UK, needed to cut costs. The firm is facing reduced sales in China and a slump in demand for diesel cars while executives have also complained about uncertainty caused by Brexit. An engineer, who wished to…

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New Welsh Labour leader to be announced

Image copyright NATIONAL ASSEMBLY/BBC Image caption Three candidates (left to right) are in the running – Eluned Morgan, Vaughan Gething and Mark Drakeford The new leader of Welsh Labour – and the person set to become Wales’ next first minister – will be announced later. Three candidates – Eluned Morgan, Vaughan Gething and Mark Drakeford – are hoping to replace Carwyn Jones, who stands down next week. Labour officials will reveal the election result in Cardiff on Thursday. It follows a year in Welsh politics marked by the death of…

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Modi’s arrival at the G20 summit ‘announced with Apu meme’

Image copyright TCFFC Image caption Some Indian-Americans have complained that the Simpsons character is racist An Argentine news channel has come under fire for displaying an image of the Simpsons character Apu as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Buenos Aires. Cronica TV used the headline “Apu arrives” as the Indian PM’s plane touched down for the G20 summit. Some say the portrayal of the Indian shopkeeper is racist. Social media users responded angrily to the use of the image. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon has been part of the animation series…

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Crossrail delay: £350m loan for London route announced by government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government has announced it will make £350m available to the Mayor of London to support the Crossrail project A £350m bailout of the delayed Crossrail project has been announced by the government. London’s £15bn route, to be known as the Elizabeth line, had been due to open in December, but will now be launched in autumn 2019. Transport for London said it would miss out on £20m in revenue, but the total cost of the delay could be far higher. Rail Minister Jo Johnson,…

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Top Gear: McGuinness and Flintoff announced as new hosts

Image copyright Getty / BBC Image caption Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness will host from 2019 Paddy McGuinness and Andrew Flintoff will be the new presenters of Top Gear, the BBC has confirmed. The pair will take over from Matt LeBlanc, after he steps down from presenting duties at the end of the next series. The comedian and former England cricket captain will join existing presenter and former racing driver Chris Harris to complete the new-look line-up. Filming for series 27 of the BBC Two show will begin in early…

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Premier League Christmas fixtures: TV matches announced for festive period

Gabriel Jesus injured his knee when Manchester City played at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve last season Premier League teams will have one more day’s rest in this year’s festive period than they did in 2017, but will all still play four games in two weeks. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said last season the schedule would “kill players” after they faced Watford 48 hours after a New Year’s Eve game. There were no fixtures on 24, 25 and 29 December in 2017. This year 24, 25, 28 and…

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Ballon d’Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale is among the nominees for this year’s men’s Ballon d’Or award. Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris St-Germain attacker Edinson Cavani are also contenders. The 30-man list of nominees will be revealed throughout the day. More to follow. Source link

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Walkers crisp packets recycling scheme announced

Image caption Royal Mail intervened when people started posting empty crisp packets back to Walkers Snack firm Walkers has announced a recycling scheme – after Royal Mail begged campaigners not to post empty crisp packets without envelopes. From December, snack fans will be able to post used bags – in envelopes, for free – directly to a recycling company. Campaigner Geraint Ashcroft, who launched the petition against Walkers, said it was “a great first step”. The company said it had been in talks about the scheme since the beginning of…

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Combustible cladding ban set to be announced

Image copyright PA Image caption Cladding has been removed from numerous high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire Combustible cladding is to be banned for all new schools, hospitals, care homes, student accommodation and residential buildings above 18m (60ft). Housing Secretary James Brokenshire will make the announcement on Monday at the Conservative Party conference. Mr Brokenshire is expected to say he wants to bring about a “change in culture on building safety”. The move comes 15 months after Grenfell Tower fire, where cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of…

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