The Northern Echo - Cricket
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Plymouth Herald
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Plymouth Argyle may well face a Doncaster Rovers side boosted by the return of a long-term injured player when they travel to the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday. Defender Luke McCullough has recently returned to training after missing eight months with cruciate knee ligament damage picked up during a pre-season friendly against York City in July 2016. And he seems to be bursting at the seams to get back into competitive action now that he's playing football again. READ NEXT: Carey and...
Daily Mail - Money
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With inflation rising and wages stagnating, shoppers were spending less on clothing last year and the group's underlying pre-tax profits fell 3.8 per cent to £790.2million.
Leicester Mercury
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Clothing giant Next Plc confirmed the tough trading conditions today, with sales from its high street and out-of-town stores down almost 3 per cent.The Enderby retailer said bricks and mortar shop sales were £2.3 billion for the year to January, from £2.37 billion a year earlier.However its online and catalogue sales were up more than 4 per cent to almost £1.73 billion.Overall pre-tax profits were down almost 4 per cent to £790 million for the year with in-store...
Lincolnshire Echo
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Sam Wilkinson hopes the good form shown by his Lincoln United side will attract Lincoln City fans through the gates this Saturday. The Whites boss says the small Ashby Avenue ground soon becomes a place that is buzzing with just a few extra supporters watching the game. And this weekend sees even more reasons to get behind the city's second team. MORE NEWS: New Lincoln United captain admits to pre-match nerves "Our game on Saturday is against promotion-chasing Newcastle Town so the football...
Politico
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HHS Secretary Tom Price has made it crystal clear that his department will keep using its regulatory powers to further scale back what he regards as a failed and intrusive legislation. “We’re taking action to improve choices for patients, stabilize the individual and small-group insurance markets, and expand access to more affordable coverage,” Price said in a statement this week, linking to a new HHS memo touting the regulatory steps already underway. One of the earliest and most significant moves came in late January before Price was even confirmed. The administration clawed back millions of dollars in pre-paid TV advertisements for HealthCare.gov , in the crucial final days of the 2017 sign-up period. HHS at the time said it wanted to cut excessive spending. But those final days of open enrollment are a critical time for outreach, particularly for younger and healthier people who sign up right before the deadline.
Politico
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For the past seven years, Republicans have talked about repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature law. Critics dubbed it “Obamacare,” jeered about yet another entitlement and tried unsuccessfully to dismantle the law multiple times. When Donald Trump took the White House in Novembergiving the GOP a trifecta, in charge of the House, Senate and Oval Officeplanning began immediately to repeal and replace the law. On Thursday, the House will vote on a GOP health care plan that Democrats pan as “Make America Sick Again” and some conservatives say is “Obamacare-lite.” On Wednesday night, tweaks were still being made to ensure its passage in the chamber. But what exactly is in the bill? Does it eliminate Medicaid? Does it guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions? Will it make your care more expensive? Take POLITICO’s quiz to see how much you really know about the legislation.
Sputnik International
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ITV
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perpetrate, there is a very high likelihood that there are multiple people supporting that individual. As I said earlier on, this is something that is likely to have been perceived by significant amounts of hostile reconnaissance, as we call it, pre-target planning, operational planning, deployment, and then.
Leicester Mercury
2 hours
Clothing giant Next Plc confirmed the tough trading conditions today, with sales from its high street and out-of-town stores down almost 3 per cent.The Enderby retailer said bricks and mortar shop sales were £2.3 billion for the year to January, from £2.37 billion a year earlier.However its online and catalogue sales were up more than 4 per cent to almost £1.73 billion.Overall pre-tax profits were down almost 4 per cent to £790 million for the year with in-store...
Bleacher Report
2 hours
Already, Trout told Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times he'll "probably" play in the next World Baseball Classic in 2021 after seeing this year's tourney on television. Former major leaguer (and former Team USA star) Michael Young went a step further in a tweet during Wednesdays championship game: Here's another call: In 2021, there will be a lot more pre-tournament debates about who should be on the team and who shouldn't, as opposed to talk about who wants to play and who doesn't. Those debates are already part of the baseball conversation in Japan, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, but the WBC can't ever be a full classic until the same debates take over here. As it turned out, Trout's absence didn't keep the Americans from winning because the talent level here is so strong and the players who did want to participate are so good.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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THE 3,000 employees on the Scunthorpe British Steel works have been offered the chance to extend their working lives beyond normal retirement. The company has upgraded its pre-retirement policy following consultations with the trade unions. The bid to interest elder workers, who are considering retirement, in either job-sharing or part-time employment is a move to retain experience and skills on the 2,000 acre site. British Steel managing director Paul Martin claimed the new policy was...
South China Morning Post
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Lincolnshire Echo
2 hours
Sam Wilkinson hopes the good form shown by his Lincoln United side will attract Lincoln City fans through the gates this Saturday. The Whites boss says the small Ashby Avenue ground soon becomes a place that is buzzing with just a few extra supporters watching the game. And this weekend sees even more reasons to get behind the city's second team. MORE NEWS: New Lincoln United captain admits to pre-match nerves "Our game on Saturday is against promotion-chasing Newcastle Town so the football...
Daily Express - Sports
2 hours
ILKAY GUNDOGAN hopes to be back in training with Manchester City at the start of pre-season - when they take on rivals Manchester United.
South China Morning Post
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Voice Of America
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To be fair, Trump doesnt really have a North Korea policy yet. Tillerson stressed repeatedly that a comprehensive policy review is underway and that the purpose of his trip to Asia was to hear out the North’s neighbors. How much he was able to do that is questionable. South Korea has only an interim government these days, since its president was forced out of office because of a scandal. China, North Korea’s economic lifeline, has a longstanding dialogue-based agenda that Washington is familiar with but has never shown much interest in. On the other hand, Tillerson did raise some eyebrows with a few tough-sounding warnings. While in Seoul, he said “everything was on the table,” including military intervention or even a pre-emptive strike if tougher sanctions or other diplomatic measures fail to achieve Washington’s goals. Tone matters Some policy experts in the U.
Sky News - UK
3 hours
Next has reported its first fall in annual pre-tax profits in eight years and warned of another tough year to come.
Politico
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Autosport - Formula 1
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Autosport - Formula 1
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Renault has brought a "big fix" to the Australian Grand Prix in a bid to cure the problem with its Formula 1 engine that hindered its pre-season testing
Sky News
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probably the best protected place in the world comparable to Manhattan in New York, where I've been to many times. What I'm concerned about is anyone who may wish to attack us again, and I'm sure it would happen, we pre-ticked this would happen, what about all the other major cities where sometimes armed back-up could be ten or 20 minutes away? Now, it is.
South China Morning Post
9 hours
Hong Kongs stock market is poised to open higher on Thursday following strong earnings reports and a rebound in Wall Street overnight. The Hang Seng Index futures spot March contract was up 0.4 per cent, or 98 points, to 24,400 in the pre-trade session on Thursday morning, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index futures rose 0.5 per cent, or 55 points, to 10,500. The benchmark index closed down 1.1 per cent yesterday after US indices posted their largest one-day drop since the...
The Herald
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