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Peter Schmeichel: Ex-Man Utd keeper considering applying for director role

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel won nine major trophies with the club Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel says the club should appoint a director of football and believes he would make a good candidate. United sacked Jose Mourinho as manager on Wednesday and have named ex-player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss, with the side thrashing Cardiff 5-1 in his first game in charge on Saturday. They do not have a director of football but are expected to recruit one. “I’m actually thinking about putting my name in there,”…

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Ashley Giles set to replace Andrew Strauss as new England director of cricket

Ashley Giles (left) was England’s ODI coach until 2014 Former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles is on the verge of replacing Andrew Strauss as England’s new director of cricket. The 45-year-old, who is sporting director at Warwickshire, has been identified as the preferred candidate and is finalising contract details. Giles was sacked as England’s ODI coach in 2014 despite leading them to a Champions Trophy Final. Ex-England batsman Strauss is stepping down because his wife Ruth has cancer. Giles played in 54 Tests and 62 ODIs for England between 1997…

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Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director, dies at 77

Image copyright AFP Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, has died in Rome aged 77. Born in Parma in 1941, his other films included The Conformist, The Dreamers, 1900 and The Sheltering Sky. Winner of two Oscars, for directing and co-writing The Last Emperor, he was known for his bold visual style and the controversy stoked by Last Tango in Paris’s explicit sexual content. His spokeswoman confirmed to the BBC he died of cancer after a short illness. His final feature, Me and…

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Director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

Image copyright Getty Images Director Nicolas Roeg, whose films include Don’t Look Now and Performance, has died aged 90, his family says. In a career spanning six decades, he was celebrated for his original and controversial film-making. His 1973 psychological thriller Don’t Look Now caused controversy for its graphic sex scenes. Roeg also directed Mick Jagger in the crime drama Performance and David Bowie in the science fiction movie The Man Who Fell To Earth. ‘Roeg bewitched and bewildered’ Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicholas Roeg in London in…

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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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