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Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees to join Arsenal as swap deal for Alexis Sanchez takes giant leap

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal, while Alexis Sanchez will move in the opposite direction to Manchester United, according to reports.  The Armenian is set to have his medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. This comes after it had emerged that both players had said their goodbye’s to their respective team-mates earlier today.  It is not clear what the length of Mkhitaryan’s contract or his salary with the Gunners will be. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had said striker Sanchez, 29, would only…

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Watford news: Former head of medical takes club to employment tribunal, claiming to being sacked because he was English

Walter Mazzarri was the manager at the time and has denied any involvement with the decision to relieve Collinge of his duties Thursday, January 18, 2018 Watford’s former head of medical Richard Collinge is taking the Premier League club to an employment tribunal, claiming he was sacked because he was English, not Italian. The case, which the club have confirmed, will be heard at Watford Tribunal Hearing Centre in September. Collinge left the Hertfordshire club in September 2016 and it was reported in the local media that this was a…

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News: Price takes up chief marketing role with bmi

bmi has appointed Antony Price as director marketing & customer with immediate effect. Based at the airline’s East Midlands hub and reporting to airline chief commercial officer Jochen Schnadt, Price will drive strategic efforts to further enhance bmi’s brand awareness across the carrier’s pan-European network, unlock new customer markets, and further develop the product proposition in line with bmi’s philosophy to deliver a seamless and convenient product to its customers. Price brings over 20 years’ aviation experience and has held senior leadership positions with Air New Zealand and British Airways,…

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Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that killed tens of millions as it swept the globe. There’s no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic or, given modern medical tools, how bad it might be. But researchers hope…

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It takes two to tango over Brexit, Hammond tells EU

The EU’s “relative silence” about the kind of post-Brexit relations it wants with the UK must end, Philip Hammond is to tell German business leaders. There is “little, if any signal” from the EU about its priorities for talks on future co-operation due to begin in March, the chancellor is claiming. “They say it takes two to tango,” he will say in in Berlin. “Both sides need to be clear about what they want.” The EU has warned the UK cannot cherry-pick the kind of arrangement it wants. The second…

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Newcastle U23s coach Beardsley takes leave amid racism and bullying allegations

Media playback is not supported on this device Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley will take a period of leave while the club investigates allegations of racism and bullying made against him. It comes after Beardsley had discussions with the club on Tuesday. The 56-year-old former Magpies player, who has been in his current role since 2009, faces multiple complaints. One of the complaints of bullying has been made by 22-year-old academy midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. In a statement, Beardsley’s solicitors said: “Peter Beardsley is aware of inaccurate media reports which…

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News: Peligry takes up chief financial officer role at Europcar

Europcar Group has announced the appointment of Luc Peligry as chief financial officer, in addition to his role as a member of the executive committee. Peligry has a strong background in finance and management in different business environments, including health, food, chemical, and consulting. Before joining the Europcar Group, he was general manager, finance and operations at Pierre Fabre Laboratoires, a French pharma and dermo-cosmetic group for six years. Previously, he held the same position at Invivo NSA and was chief financial officer of Sigmakalon France, following the merger of…

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