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Tesla names director Denholm to replace Musk as board chair

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc has named director Robyn Denholm as board chair, fulfilling a demand by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to strip the job from Elon Musk, the electric car maker’s wayward chief executive who has dragged the company through months of turbulence. The appointment was required as part of a September deal Tesla struck with the securities regulator to settle fraud charges against Musk and Tesla. Legal experts said it was unclear if Denholm, who has been on Tesla’s board for four years, was independent enough for…

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Peter Jackson: World War One footage brought to life by Lord of Rings director

Silent film footage from World War One has been painstakingly restored for a new documentary by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The archive footage has been combined with original interviews with soldiers who fought in the war. They Shall Not Grow Old is being released in UK cinemas on 16 October to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict. Source link

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Andrew Strauss steps down from England director of cricket role

Andrew Strauss has stepped down as England’s director of cricket after three and a half years in the role. The 41-year-old had taken a break in May after his wife Ruth entered a new period of treatment for cancer. Andy Flower, who has covered for him, will continue in an interim role before a full-time replacement is found. Strauss said 2019 is “potentially the most important the game has had in this country” with the World Cup and Ashes series on home soil. More to follow Source link

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SEC sue Tesla’s Musk for fraud, seek to bar him as director

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to ban him as a director of a public company, saying he made a series of “false and misleading” tweets about potentially taking the electric car company private. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals the Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery during an event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo The complaint filed in Manhattan federal court makes Musk one…

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Debenhams and House of Fraser merger mooted, director says

Image copyright Getty Images Merging House of Fraser and Debenhams has been discussed at board level, a director has revealed. Sports Direct bought House of Fraser last month and owns 29.7% of Debenhams. Sports Direct’s Simon Bentley, a non-executive director, said at its annual meeting that combining the two department stores had been discussed at board level. Sources close to Sports Direct could not immediately elaborate on the meaning of Mr Bentley’s remarks. His comments came shortly after the unexpected announcement at the meeting that Keith Hellawell was stepping down…

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Chris Evans’ pay revelation a factor in his exit, says BBC director general

Image caption Tony Hall said Evans had been under “pressure” after his salary was revealed BBC director general Tony Hall has said the publication of star salaries was a factor in radio presenters Chris Evans and Eddie Mair choosing to leave. Lord Hall told a parliamentary select committee: “In the case of Eddie and Chris, you really need to ask them. “But undoubtedly, disclosure has been a factor in their decision to leave.” He added: “We have to recognise we’re not going to attract people at the kind of mega…

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Australian Open director wants coaching rule ‘sorted out’

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has urged global tennis to affirm its position on coaching during matches following a storm of controversy that erupted during the U.S. Open women’s final. Coaching from the players’ box is banned during Grand Slam matches but Serena Williams was incensed when chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave her a code violation warning after her coach was seen making a hand gesture during her defeat to Naomi Osaka. Some players and pundits have criticized the rule as being hard to police, spottily…

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The ‘Muppets’ director on his more adult version of puppetry

The Happytime Murders – a subversive take on puppetry – has opened to mixed reviews, garnering just an 8% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Brian Henson, the director of the film and son of the late Jim Henson, bats back this criticism saying the film is in part a celebration of what he used to see when cameras weren’t rolling. Speaking to Evan Davis on Newsnight he said: “The whole movie is the puppeteers goofing around”. Source link

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Director Matthew Newton exits Jessica Chastain film after backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Matthew Newton is a director, writer and actor The director of a new film starring Jessica Chastain has stepped down after criticism surrounding a history of domestic abuse allegations against him. Matthew Newton was announced as the director of Eve last week. He faced a string of allegations in his native Australia between 2007 and 2012. On Friday he said he was “profoundly aware that I have a responsibility to lead where I have failed in the past”. Chastain has been one of the…

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