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Doping Scandal Includes a Direct Link to Nike’s C.E.O.

As Nike’s chief executive, Mark Parker has seemed to quickly move past multiple controversies over the last two years. When female employees led an internal revolt against what they saw as a toxic culture of bullying and harassment at the world’s largest sports footwear and apparel company, Nike cleaned house …

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Biden and Warren Avoid Direct Conflict — But for How Long?

“At one point, he’s talking about people in communities like mine listening to record players — I don’t remember the last time I saw a record player,” Mr. Booker said, adding, “There are definitely moments when you’re listening to Joe Biden and you just wonder.” Mr. Biden and his campaign …

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Why Boris Johnson must envy Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley

If Boris Johnson were to have cast an eye over what happened to Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley at the company’s AGM he’d be positively green with envy.  Despite repeated provocations, a large majority of the firm’s independent shareholders voted to re-elect Ashley to the board as CEO.  In one respect …

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Bitcoin: Bill Gates warns cryptocurrencies ’cause death in fairly direct way’

Microsoft’s billionaire co-founder Bill Gates has warned against investing in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, arguing they “caused deaths in a fairly direct way”. Gates told a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Tuesday that the anonymous and unregulated nature of virtual currencies, which are decentralised and therefore do not answer to any …

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Scientists reveal the face of our oldest direct ancestor who roamed Ethiopia millions of years ago

The face of our oldest direct ancestor has been revealed for the first time, with scientists calling the 3.8-million-year-old ape-like hominin an “icon of human evolution”.  The adult male – known as MRD – was from a species known as Australopithecus anamensis who roamed Ethiopia’s highlands millions of years ago. He is an ancestor of “Lucy”, one …

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Venom 2: Andy Serkis to direct sequel to Tom Hardy hit

Andy Serkis has been announced as the director for the forthcoming Venom 2, the sequel to last year’s Marvel Comics blockbuster that starred Tom Hardy. The actor and filmmaker, best known for his motion-capture performances as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise and Caesar in the recent Planet …

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Sports Direct rescues Jack Wills in £12.75m deal

Sports Direct has won the bidding war for Jack Wills, adding yet another brand to Mike Ashley‘s high street empire. Advisers at KPMG said Jack Wills had been put into administration on Monday and was immediately sold to Sports Direct in a process known as a pre-pack administration. The sale, …

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