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U.S. women’s league names Amanda Duffy as new president

(Reuters) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced on Tuesday that Amanda Duffy has been named president of the nine-team U.S. league. Duffy, who was the driving force behind the NWSL’s commercial arm, first joined the league in January 2017 as managing director of operations before being named managing director for the league last year. “She’s an extremely talented professional and we feel that she will continue to foster the league’s growth as president,” Steve Malik, owner of the league’s North Carolina Courage and Chair of the NWSL Executive…

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M&S names next 17 stores it wants to close

Image copyright PA Marks and Spencer has named the next wave of stores earmarked for closure in its reorganisation plan, including those in Huddersfield, Hull and Luton. The 17 proposed closures are part of the clothing, homeware and food retailer’s five-year plan to shut more than 100 stores by 2022. The latest plans will affect 1,045 staff, who will now be involved in a consultation process. So far, 30 stores have closed and another eight have already been named. The company wants to move a third of its sales online…

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Federer names Wimbledon as potential future farewell venue

(Reuters) – Swiss maestro Roger Federer has revealed that Wimbledon, where he won his first Grand Slam title, could be the ideal place for a farewell tournament when he decides to call time on his illustrious career. FILE PHOTO: Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the Wimbledon trophy on court in Wimbledon – London, Britain – July 16, 2017. REUTERS/Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Federer’s comments arrive at a time when the tennis world is celebrating the achievements of his long-time rival Andy Murray, who said next week’s Australian Open could his last as…

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Delphi Tech names Richard Dauch as CEO

(Reuters) – Delphi Technologies Plc on Monday named Richard Dauch as its chief executive officer, effective immediately. The 57-year-old replaces Liam Butterworth, who stepped down from the role in October last year, months after the auto parts maker was spun off from Delphi Automotive, now known as Aptiv Plc. Since then, Hari Nair has been serving as the interim CEO. Dauch joins Delphi from Accuride Corporation, a supplier of wheel-end systems to commercial vehicle industry, where he was the president and CEO since 2011. Dauch has previously worked with auto…

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Tesla names close Musk friend Larry Ellison to board

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Friday named Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison, a shareholder and self-described close friend of Chief Executive Elon Musk, to its board to provide the independent oversight demanded by U.S. regulators after Musk tweeted about taking the electric carmaker private. The move is meant to usher Tesla past months of turbulence following Musk’s Aug. 7 tweet that he was considering taking the company private and had secured funding. The fallout, which included the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subsequently filing fraud charges against Musk for what…

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Tesla names Oracle’s Ellison to board, ending U.S. charges

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Friday named Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison, a shareholder and self-described close friend of Chief Executive Elon Musk, to its board to provide the independent oversight demanded by U.S. regulators after Musk tweeted about taking the electric carmaker private. Tesla said Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance’s global head of human resources, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, joined the board as independent directors, effective Dec. 27. Musk on Aug. 7 tweeted that he was considering taking the company private and had secured funding. The SEC subsequently filed fraud charges…

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Tesla names Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Friday named two independent board directors as part of a September deal with federal regulators to move past the turbulence that followed Chief Executive Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the electric carmaker private. FILE PHOTO: A Tesla Model 3 car is displayed during a media preview at the Auto China 2018 motor show in Beijing, China April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo The company said Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance’s global head of human resources, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, joined the board, effective…

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Trump names acting defence secretary

Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been appointed acting Pentagon chief, President Donald Trump has announced. It follows the resignation of James Mattis, who hinted at policy differences with Mr Trump in his resignation letter. Mr Shanahan will take over the role on 1 January. “Patrick has a long list of accomplishments,” Mr Trump tweeted. “He will be great!” This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or…

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Ohio State names Hartline permanent WR coach

Ohio State has named alum Brian Hartline, who served as the Buckeyes’ interim wide receiver coach this season after the firing of Zach Smith, to the position on a permanent basis, the school announced Saturday. Contract terms were not announced. Hartline, 32, spent seven seasons in the NFL before joining the Buckeyes as quality control coach prior to the 2017 season. He was elevated to interim position coach when Smith was dismissed on July 23 after reports of domestic violence allegations became known. “Brian is a terrific young coach and…

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Ohio State names Hartline permanent WR coach

Ohio State has named alum Brian Hartline, who served as the Buckeyes’ interim wide receiver coach this season after the firing of Zach Smith, to the position on a permanent basis, the school announced Saturday. Contract terms were not announced. Hartline, 32, spent seven seasons in the NFL before joining the Buckeyes as quality control coach prior to the 2017 season. He was elevated to interim position coach when Smith was dismissed on July 23 after reports of domestic violence allegations became known. “Brian is a terrific young coach and…

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