Good morning: Outsourcing group Serco has nudged City profit forecasts higher as it announced that it had secured a £3.4 billion MoD maintenance contract with its joint venture partner Engie. Serco also reported that “the strong performance we saw at the beginning of the year has continued”. The group increased guidance for headline profits to about £200 million, up by £15 million. The actual results show that the value of the group’s investments rose 39 per cent in the year to the end of March. Net asset value per share rose 33 per cent
June 14, 2021 07:52 UTC
Christian Eriksen has spoken for the first time after collapsing during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday. There have been fears the Inter Milan midfielder may never play again after suffering a cardiac arrest - but he has insisted he 'won't give up'. The game was temporarily suspended, before being resumed later once it was announced Eriksen was announced as stable, with a shaken Denmark going on to lose 1-0. Eriksen has now spoken for the first time from the hospital where he is being treated, as he thanked well-wishers for their support. JUST IN: Christian Eriksen: Star 'was gone' but now 'feels like he could play'
June 14, 2021 07:15 UTC
Muslims, we were told, had turned several towns into “no-go areas” for white people. But where does reporting get you if the story you’re investigating is based on a preconceived view of the world? It is not the first time that claims about “no-go areas” or unpatriotic students have been made by the press. On Muslim-dominated no-go areas, I have already had one invite from a prestigious BBC programme to discuss this allegation, and others, with the author of the book on which MailOnline’s extensive article was based. The no-go areas tale become not a perennial story that the papers have been pushing for years, it becomes a “row”, a “controversy”, a “debate”.
June 14, 2021 06:00 UTC
Transfer news: Who could be on the move this summer? Former Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has urged Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana to snub a move to Arsenal this summer and wait for Real Madrid or Barcelona to come calling. The latter is expected by many to leave Arsenal ahead of next season, with the north London club looking to bolster their transfer budget through player sales. "Hopefully, Arsenal becomes one of those options as well that we can look at and see what can happen there, but at the minute it’s still quite early. Arsenal could look to sell Leno ahead of next season
June 14, 2021 05:03 UTC
The head of the UK’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the corporate world is “way off track” in tackling the climate crisis. Danker told the Guardian: “I think the 10-point plan is very good, but it does not have quite enough detail. The CBI is holding a conference on the long-term goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. “It’s OK to get the execution wrong, but you can’t scrap the intention – they need to come back with a better plan,” he said. The UK government said: “The UK is a world leader in the global effort to tackle climate change.
June 14, 2021 05:01 UTC
Aberdeen defender Declan Gallagher is ready to make his family proud if given the nod to start against the Czech Republic today. Gallagher insists every time he pulls on the Scotland jersey it means the world to him – and to his family. Ashton is just three months old but will be at the national stadium today as Scotland kick-off their Euro 2020 campaign. “My wife, daughter, wee boy, my parents and her parents, it will be great to have them all there. He will begin his Aberdeen career after Scotland’s involvement in Euro 2020.
June 14, 2021 05:01 UTC
Far-right demonstrators had responded to Robinson’s call and turned up in their thousands – though Robinson himself was conspicuously absent. There was an altercation between far-right protesters and counter protesters on the steps outside Waterloo. The group of far-right protesters that were initially fighting had run off, but left one man behind. So I did.”As Hutchinson carried Male away, he could hear some people shouting “fed fed fed” while others booed. He remains hopeful that Black Lives Matter can bring about change.
In Afghanistan, sex work is illegal. Although the penal code does not specify the punishment for sex work, they risk a prison sentence if they get caught. “There’s a lack of understanding when it comes to sexual knowledge, especially among younger women. Men and women who sell sex operate out of friends’ houses, coffee shops and beauty parlours. She knows many male sex workers operate across Kabul as well, but says she hasn’t met any of them.
Photo by Stephen White & Co.“After Matisse showed Picasso African art for the first time,” he says, “it changed the history of modern art.” This is no hyperbole. More African masks are appended to classical European statues of a sphinx and the goat-legged god Pan. All are replicas of masks Picasso owned. The west created this hybrid monster which is myself.”There’s no doubting the imperialist context of Picasso’s African art encounter, however. White artists don’t have a monopoly on aesthetics.”Yinka Shonibare: African Spirits of Modernism is at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, until 31 July.
A Pekingese named Wasabi, who is the grandson of a previous winner, has been awarded best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, notching a fifth victory for the unmistakable toy breed. Waddling through a small-but-mighty turn in the ring on Sunday night, Wasabi clinched the prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019. Striker went into the show as the top-ranked US dog, with more than 40 best in show wins since January 2020. A West Highland white terrier named Boy leaves the ring after taking placing first in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APAttison, a komondorok dog, competes in the Working Group judging at the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
June 14, 2021 04:30 UTC
The immigration minister, Alex Hawke, is set to announce on Tuesday that the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas Island and allowed to reunite on the Australian mainland. Hawke will use his ministerial discretion to allow the family to return but the government is not expected to make any substantive changes to their visa status which is still being argued in the courts. It is expected the family will be allowed to live in community detention while their legal appeals against deportation are finalised. This has left the family to argue its case that Tharnicaa was denied procedural fairness by the decision. That is not the government’s policy,” Morrison said in response to a question about whether the family would be settled in Australia.
June 14, 2021 03:53 UTC
A producer for a controversial Hollywood film depicting Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch terror attacks has resigned from the project after criticisms that it sidelined Muslim victims. The premise of the film, They Are Us, has also been criticised by its proposed subject, New Zealand prime minister Ardern, who is slated to be played by Rose Byrne. Ardern said on Sunday it felt “very soon and very raw” for New Zealand, and that she was not an appropriate focus for a film about the 2019 mosque attacks. Ardern has reiterated that she has no involvement with the film. On Monday, New Zealand producer Philippa Campbell announced that she was resigning from the proposed production.
June 14, 2021 03:22 UTC
Steve Clarke will on Monday oversee Scotland’s first match at a major competition since the World Cup in 1998, when some of his squad members were not even born. They kick off their Euro 2020 Group D campaign at home to Czech Republic, making their seventh consecutive appearance at the European Championships, before facing England at Wembley and World Cup runners-up Croatia. Stat attack🇲🇰 June 2001: 17-year-old Goran Pandev makes his international debut 😎 🇲🇰 June 2021: 37-year-old Goran Pandev scores on his EURO debut as North Macedonia make their first ever appearance at a major finals 😱#EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/eoY9ei3hnQ — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 13, 2021North Macedonia’s Goran Pandev played in his first major tournament, 7,312 days after his international debut. The Genoa forward celebrated by scoring his 38th international goal a month before his 38th birthday – unfortunately his side lost 3-1 to Austria. June 14:Scotland v Czech Republic (Group D, Glasgow, 1400)Poland v Slovakia (Group E, St Petersburg, 1700)Spain v Sweden (Group E, Seville 2000)
June 14, 2021 03:22 UTC
The subsidies for electric and some hybrid vehicles would be up to NZ$8,625 (£4,360) for new vehicles and NZ$3,450 (£1,744) for used cars. To meet its goal for transport emissions, the commission concluded electric vehicles would need to make up half of all light vehicle registrations by 2029, and 100% by 2035. Climate change minister James Shaw said that at present, low emissions vehicles were financially out of the reach of many New Zealanders. Germany introduced a €4,000 (NZ$6,785) subsidy for electric vehicles back in 2016. In Norway, electric cars now make up 54% of market share, after the country exempted fully electric vehicles from taxes imposed on those relying on fossil fuels.
June 14, 2021 00:33 UTC
The moment has almost arrived. At just before 2pm this afternoon, Andy Robertson will take a deep breath and do what only a select band of others have done in the history of Scottish football. He will lead out the national side at a major finals. Robertson will add his name to an illustrious list — from Billy Bremner and Bruce Rioch to Graeme Souness and Gary McAllister — who have captained Scotland at either a European Championship or a World Cup. Better still, the Liverpool full back will form an elite group of just one if he helps his country go beyond the group stage at Euro 2020, but for the moment, he is thrilled merely to be
June 13, 2021 23:09 UTC