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Debenhams secures cash injection as it battles for survival

Image copyright Getty Images Debenhams is understood to have secured a cash injection of around £40m to buy it extra time as it battles to secure a longer term deal with lenders. The department store chain is expected to announce the fresh funds imminently. The struggling chain – which issued three profit warnings last year – is in talks with lenders and bondholders over renegotiating its debts. Debenhams is also trying to accelerate plans to close stores, and is expected to close around 20 stores this year. The extra money…

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Briton Gill battles brutal conditions to claim World Marathon title

(Reuters) – British runner Susannah Gill has won the women’s title at the World Marathon Challenge after completing seven marathons in seven days, battling diverse conditions across seven continents. Gill finished a grueling 295-kilometre (183 miles) challenge in a world record time of 24 hours, 19 minutes and nine seconds, burning up to 5,000 calories a day. The 34-year-old, who started the remarkable journey with the first round in Antarctica on Jan. 31, ran the final race in Miami on Wednesday in 3:26:24. “It was a crazy ambition that I…

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Google spends big on U.S. lobbying amid antitrust, bias battles

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google disclosed on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the United States government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices. FILE PHOTO – The outside of the Google offices is seen in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar Google said in a quarterly disclosure to Congress that it spent $4.9 million on lobbying activities during the fourth…

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Australian Open: Roger Federer battles through against Dan Evans

Dan Evans, left, was applauded off the court after a combative display against Federer Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Britain’s Dan Evans succumbed in three sets after pushing defending champion Roger Federer hard in an entertaining Australian Open second-round match. Evans, ranked 189th in the world, lost 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3)…

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Tyson Fury: Boxer’s father on his son’s lifetime of battles before Wilder fight

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles Date: Saturday, 1 December (local) Time: From 04:00 GMT on Sunday, 2 December Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app “When I put my hand on his small frame, I could feel the life in him. I said to the doctor ‘he will make it’.” John Fury – father of British fighter Tyson Fury – recalls the day he cradled his newborn son, weighing just 1lb. Born three…

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Sky battles: Fighting back against rogue drones

Image copyright OpenWorks Engineering Image caption A New Orleans police officer shoulders a drone capture “gun” Rogue drones have nearly caused air accidents, have been used as offensive weapons, to deliver drugs to prisoners, and to spy on people. So how can we fight back? This summer a packed Airbus A321 came within 100ft (30m) of disaster after encountering a drone at 15,500ft. And the number of near-misses of this sort has trebled over the last three years, with 92 incidents reported last year in the UK alone. Dozens were…

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Ryder Cup 2018: ‘Moliwood’ magic & reliable Justin Rose feature in key battles from day two

Day two of the 2018 Ryder Cup featured some fascinating head to head battles – here are three of the most important, featuring Europe’s Justin Rose and the record-breaking duo of Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. WATCH MORE: Poulter, Fleetwood and Garcia feature in day two’s best shots Find out how to the follow the Ryder Cup on BBC TV, Radio and online here. Available to UK users only. Source link

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Ryder Cup 2018: Watch three key battles from day one featuring Rory McIlroy & Justin Rose

Day one of the 2018 Ryder Cup featured some fascinating head to head battles – here are three of the most decisive, featuring Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose. WATCH MORE: ‘Absolutely magnificent’ – Woods, McIlroy and Spieth feature in shots of the day Find out how to the follow the Ryder Cup on BBC TV, Radio and online here. Available to UK users only. Source link

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Tennis: Thiem battles back to defeat Fritz in third round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ninth seed Dominic Thiem fought back to defeat American Taylor Fritz 3-6 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Friday. Aug 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria returns a shot against Taylor Fritz of the United States in a third round match on day five of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports The Austrian fired 18 aces and broke Fritz five times…

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