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Sheffield United’s Leon Clarke hits four to put pressure on Hull’s Leonid Slutsky

first_imgShare on Pinterest Roundup: Aston Villa and Derby miss chance to gain groundCardiff’s lunchtime defeat to Bristol City gave Aston Villa and Derby County the chance to close the gap on the automatic promotion places. Both sides had been in encouraging form, but slipped to surprise home defeats against Sheffield Wednesday and Reading respectively.Villa fell behind after just 19 seconds, Adam Reach scoring from 30 yards, and Jordan Rhodes made it two after John Terry went off injured. The Aston Villa captain is thought to have broken a metatarsal bone. Christopher Samba’s injury-time goal proved to be only a consolation, while Liam Palmer missed a chance to add another for Wednesday.Reading recaptured the form that took them to last season’s play-off final, thrashing Derby 4-2 at Pride Park. Gary Rowett’s side were chasing a fifth straight win but fell behind to early goals from Liam Moore and Sone Aluko. Roy Beerens and Modou Barrow added second-half goals, with Johnny Russell and Chris Martin on target for the hosts. Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Wolves go four points clear as Saïss and Bonatini strikes sink Fulham Share on Messenger Sheffield United Leon Clarke scored all four of Sheffield United’s goals as Chris Wilder’s side came from behind to beat Hull City 4-1 in the Championship and add to the pressure on the Hull manager, Leonid Slutsky.Kamil Grosicki had given the visitors the half-time lead at Bramall Lane but four second-half goals from Clarke earned a win that lifts United to second, two points behind leaders Wolves.The Hull keeper Allan McGregor denied the hosts with two early close-range saves, first from Billy Sharp and then Clarke with a header from Mark Duffy’s cross. Grosicki then opened the scoring for Hull in the 29th minute, firing a superb 25-yard effort into the roof of the net. The Polish winger had another chance to score before the break, but sliced his shot wide. Share on Facebook Topics Ipswich Town are up to seventh after a comfortable 3-0 win over Preston, with a wonderful strike from on-loan Manchester City winger Bersant Celina sealing victory at Portman Road. They move above neighbours Norwich City, who lost 2-1 at Bolton. Goals from Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong continued the Trotters’ recent revival.Nottingham Forest are a point off the play-offs despite a middling record of eight wins and eight defeats. Their 4-0 win also handed QPR an unwanted record – their winless league run of 29 games at the City Ground is now the worst barren stretch in the Football League.After seven games, Leeds United were top with 17 points and Brentford second-bottom with three. The teams’ reversal of fortunes since then was demonstrated at Griffin Park in the evening game, as the hosts triumphed 3-1. Brentford led at the break through Neal Maupay before Ezgjan Alioski equalised for Thomas Christiansen’s side – but late goals from Yoann Barbet and Ryan Woods moved Brentford to within a point of their off-colour opponents.Elsewhere, Burton Albion grabbed a vital victory at 10-man Millwall, Marvin Sordell’s 70th-minute winner moving Nigel Clough’s team out of the bottom three. They were replaced by Birmingham City, who lost 2-0 to Barnsley. Harvey Barnes shone for the hosts as Tom Bradshaw and Zeki Fryers got on the scoresheet. Guardian sport Pinterest Read more Read morecenter_img Facebook The Observer McGregor again came to his side’s rescue, tipping Jack O’Connell’s thunderous shot over the bar. When he was beaten by John Fleck’s free kick, Jarrod Bowen was on hand to head off the line.McGregor denied Clarke again early in the second half, but the striker made the inevitable breakthrough in the 53rd minute, flicking the ball home from Chris Basham’s cross.Clarke wasted a great opportunity soon after, shooting straight at McGregor with the goal at his mercy. At the other end, Enda Stevens made a fine interception as Campbell threatened to break free.United continued to press with McGregor denying Sharp and O’Connell powering a header wide from Duffy’s corner. The pressure paid off in the 76th minute when Duffy slipped the ball through to Clarke inside the area and the striker lifted the ball over McGregor.The 30-year-old completed his hat-trick four minutes later, scoring with a far post header from Sharp’s cross. Clarke went one better two minutes from time, adding gloss to the scoreline after Hull failed to clear the ball. Hull City Twitter Share on Twitter Championship Jordan Rhodes celebrates after scoring Sheffield Wednesday’s second goal at Villa Park. Photograph: Zemanek/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Bristol City delight in Severnside honours as Aden Flint sinks Cardiff Share on WhatsApp match reports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Spotify Stock Pops in IPO Debut Before Cooling Down to 26 Billion

first_imgUPDATED, 4:02 p.m. ET: After Spotify opened with a bang in its stock-market debut Tuesday, the stock drifted down 10% — but still gave the music streamer a higher-than-expected valuation.Spotify opened at $165.90 per share, 25% higher than the top end of private stock sales disclosed by the company, giving the company a market valuation of $29.5 billion. Shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday at about 12:43 p.m. ET under the ticker symbol “SPOT.”The stock closed at $149.01 per share. That’s still well above what Spotify has disclosed for private stock sales from Jan. 1-March 14, 2018, which had varied widely — ranging between $48.93 and $132.50 per share.Spotify’s current market cap of $26.4 billion makes it more valuable than CBS, Twitter, Snap, Sprint, Dish Network and Viacom. Even after the IPO, Ek and co-founder Martin Lorentzon will very likely maintain majority control of Spotify even if they sell a portion of their holdings. As of March 21, Ek controlled 37.0% of the Spotify’s total voting power and Lorentzon controlled 43.5%. Ek directly owned 15.6 million shares (8.8% of outstanding shares) and Lorentzon held 21.7 million (12.2%).Spotify operates in 65 countries and territories. As of the end of 2017, it tallied 157 million monthly active users and 71 million premium subscribers. It restated user metrics two weeks ago, eliminating 2 million users from its MAU total to account for fraudulent streams from freeloaders using hacked apps.Chinese internet giant Tencent owns 9.1% of Spotify’s outstanding shares, while Spotify holds 9% equity in Tencent Music Entertainment. The parties have agreed to retain their ownership in the shares until at least December 2020. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The music streamer’s unconventional direct-listing IPO — which bypassed Wall Street banking firms as underwriters — is expected to be one of the biggest tech offerings of the year. Spotify isn’t raising any capital with the IPO. Rather, it’s designed to let existing investors cash out their holdings; those include Sony Music Entertainment, which owns 5.7% of outstanding shares, and Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, which each hold around 4%. With the IPO, Spotify shareholders are eligible to sell up to 55.7 million regular shares, representing 31% of outstanding shares.In less than 15 minutes, more than 10 million Spotify shares had been traded. About 29.8 million shares total were traded in just over three hours on Tuesday. The NYSE had set a “reference price” Monday of $132 per share as a placeholder prior to the initial public offering.Founded in 2006, Spotify has never been profitable and its rivals include Silicon Valley heavyweights Apple, Amazon and Google. But at least out of the gate, investors displayed enthusiasm to own a piece of the Sweden-based firm. Spotify is the No. 1 global music-streaming provider with an estimated 42% worldwide market share in 2016.Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, in a blog post Monday, said he expects the company to experience “ups and downs as we continue to innovate and establish new capabilities.” He tried to convey a business-as-usual air, saying about the IPO that “our focus isn’t on the initial splash” and that he hoped Spotify’s public-market debut does not become the most important day in its history.“Spotify is not raising capital, and our shareholders and employees have been free to buy and sell our stock for years,” Ek wrote. “So while tomorrow puts us on a bigger stage, it doesn’t change who we are, what we are about, or how we operate.”For 2017, the company generated around $5 billion in revenue in 2017 (4.1 billion euros), versus $3.6 billion in 2016. Its net loss for 2017 more than doubled, to $1.5 billion (1.2 billion euros).Spotify has fans on Wall Street based on its potential growth. “Spotify is the global leader and has sustainable advantages,” RBC Capital Markets’ Mark Mahaney wrote in a March 29 note, initiating coverage with an “outperform” rating and a $220-per-share price target. A valuation of nearly $40 billion for Spotify is “highly reasonable,” he added.last_img read more

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Sandeshkhali incident Main accused 3 others arrested

first_imgKolkata: North 24-Parganas police on Saturday arrested four persons, including the main accused, in connection with the murder of BJP activist in Sandeshkhali. According to the district police among the four, the main accused Akhtar Ali has also been arrested. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that Ali had shot dead BJP activist Pradip Das. The district police have got a breakthrough in arresting the culprits who were involved in his murder. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe incident occurred at Sandeshkhali under Basirhat sub-division eight days ago. The main accused is known to be a worker of the opponent party, said local sources. The incident had triggered a political slugfest between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP. The latter accused the district police of inaction and also held the government responsible for not doing enough to arrest the culprits. Acting on specific information, the district police carried out raids in various parts of Sandeshkhali on early Saturday morning and arrested the accused. The investigating officers are yet to determine the exact role the accused might have played while committing the crime. The accused were remanded to police custody after being produced before a Basirhat court later in the day.last_img read more

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Le Blanc Spa Los Cabos debuts Royale Residence featuring the ultimate wish

first_img Posted by Share Le Blanc Spa Los Cabos debuts Royale Residence featuring the ultimate wish list in luxury Tags: Le Blanc, Los Cabos Tuesday, July 2, 2019 center_img MIAMI — A private yoga instructor and an expansive infinity pool are among the ultra-lavish amenities available in the just-opened Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos’ Royale Residence.Not previously available to the public, this exclusive two-level residence is located within Le Blanc Spa Resort spans an impressive 18,428 square feet and can accommodate up to 12 adults comfortably across four oceanfront bedrooms with king beds and two additional rooms featuring two double beds. All four bedrooms feature a private bathroom with a pedestal tub and rain shower, Ferragamo bath amenities, plush bathrobes and slippers.Designed by master architect Roberto Elias, the residence also boasts its own private fitness centre, a movie theatre for up to eight guests, a home office and a living room that leads to an outdoor terrace overlooking the Sea of Cortez. In the living room, guests will find a smart TV and Apple TV, iHome Dock with Bluetooth connection and wireless Internet, while the spacious dining room is where they can enjoy meals with up to 16 guests.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backOutdoors, the luxury details continue with a 14,000 square-foot infinity pool, a sun deck featuring incredible 360-degree views, and a dining table where guests can enjoy a meal prepared by a private chef.For guests looking to unwind, there’s a pool table on the second floor plus a private spa treatment room where they can take advantage of complimentary massages and facials. A private vehicle is also available for those wishing to explore Los Cabos.Guests are treated like royalty the moment they arrive, with welcome bottles of tequila. They can also tour a wine cellar that houses an incredible selection of wines and an upgraded liquor dispenser with a premium selection of rum, whiskey and vodka. There’s also an amazing minibar filled with sodas, bottled water, juices and domestic and imported beers that’s restocked daily, as well as a selection of in-room snacks, including nightly Petit Fours.Le Blanc Spa Resort, part of the Palace Resorts family of brands, is an award-winning, adults-only hotel brand with locations in Cancun and Los Cabos. The Royale Residence is now available to book. For more information go to https://www.leblancsparesorts.com/los-cabos/en/accommodations. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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