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Willian has proved his worth to Chelsea - Lampard hopes winger gets new deal
Jul 4, 2020 10:50 AM ET

Willian has proved his worth to Chelsea – Lampard hopes winger gets new deal

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Willian (L) celebrates scoring in Chelsea's loss to West Ham Willian has done enough to earn a new contract at Chelsea, according to head coach Frank Lampard. Experienced winger Willian agreed to remain with the Blues until the end of the Premier League campaign, with his deal having been due to expire last week. The Brazil international, who turns 32 in August, has scored three times and set one up in. [more...]

Chelsea need a Van Dijk figure to improve at set-pieces - Lampard
Jul 4, 2020 10:50 AM ET

Chelsea need a Van Dijk figure to improve at set-pieces – Lampard

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk Chelsea need someone that can have the same impact on their effectiveness at set-pieces as Virgil van Dijk did at Liverpool, says Frank Lampard. The Blues twice saw Tomas Soucek put the ball in the net from corners during a 3-2 loss to West Ham on Wednesday, though his first was disallowed due to a contentious offside decision following a VAR review. Lampard acknowledges dead-ball. [more...]

90 Days To A New World
Jul 4, 2020 10:50 AM ET

90 Days To A New World

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Fear has been a key ingredient in some of the strangest episodes in human history, and the COVID-19 pandemic now joins that dubious list. PYMNTS’ research division has tracked the pandemic’s progress since the first week of March – not just in economic terms, but with regard to the sentiments of consumers and business leaders contending with this extraordinary event. The latest report in PYMNTS’ three-month Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic series is How. [more...]

Apple To Shutter 30 More US Stores Again Amid Pandemic
Jul 4, 2020 10:49 AM ET

Apple To Shutter 30 More US Stores Again Amid Pandemic

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - As instances of the coronavirus quickly increase in a number of regions across the nation, Apple plans to shutter 30 more stores in the United States on Thursday (July 2) at the latest. The tech company, which has 271 retail shops in the United States, has recently closed 47 stores again, CNBC reported. Locations in California, Alabama, Idaho, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nevada and Louisiana are set to shutter on Thursday, while shops in Mississippi, Texas,. [more...]

Walmart To Transform Parking Lots Into Drive-In Cinemas, Offer Virtual Camp
Jul 4, 2020 10:49 AM ET

Walmart To Transform Parking Lots Into Drive-In Cinemas, Offer Virtual Camp

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - To provide entertainment to families amid the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart unveiled a virtual experience and an in-person “contact-free” experience. The events include a virtual camp called Camp by Walmart and a drive-in movie theater experience in conjunction with Tribeca Enterprises that will change the retailer’s parking lots into outdoor movie theaters per an announcement. Families can use the Walmart app to experience 50 Camp by Walmart activities on a complimentary basis beginning July. [more...]

Pandemic Brings Dark Days For Department Stores
Jul 4, 2020 10:48 AM ET

Pandemic Brings Dark Days For Department Stores

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - If department stores survive this pandemic, July 1, 2020 will almost certainly mark the point where the format reached one of its darkest days. On both sides of the Atlantic, the news was nothing short of devastating for icons like the U.K.’s John Lewis – and, in the U.S., a veritable “who’s who” of retailing legends, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, JCPenney and Sears. All in one day. Industry observers woke Wednesday morning (July. [more...]

Saving Main Street: College Towns Deal With Economic Devastation
Jul 4, 2020 10:47 AM ET

Saving Main Street: College Towns Deal With Economic Devastation

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Downtowns everywhere from Maine to California are dealing with varying degrees of economic and existential pain as a result of the pandemic, but nowhere is the pain as acute as in college towns. Cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan; Ithaca, New York and Davis, California have had to deal with a two-headed economic monster: a pandemic that has hurt the hometown population and a student population that has left town, sometimes. [more...]

Sibling Explores The Home As A Sanctuary That Revolves Around A Book Collection
Jul 4, 2020 10:43 AM ET

Sibling Explores The Home As A Sanctuary That Revolves Around A Book Collection

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - What does it mean to be at home? The home, for the client of the Glassbook House designed by Australian practice Sibling Architecture, is a place to retreat from the outside world. This hideaway, to the rear of a Federation-style house in Tempe, Sydney, explores the home as a sanctuary that revolves around a serious collection of books. The individual act of reading structures the two-storey addition to this home. Communal activities. [more...]

The Pandemic’s Effect On Subscriptions And Luxury Goods
Jul 4, 2020 10:43 AM ET

The Pandemic’s Effect On Subscriptions And Luxury Goods

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Orders to stay at home have consumers spending more on subscriptions – from streaming services to purchasing retail merchandise for day-to-day use. Merchants that provide subscription offerings are thriving, but they are not immune to churn. And in retail, the pandemic is likely to hit demand for luxury goods, with leisure travel in a downturn for some time. All this, Today in Data. Data: 153.1: Average number of seconds it takes to sign. [more...]

Andrea Ponti Introduces A Driverless Social-Distancing Tram Designed For Hong Kong
Jul 4, 2020 10:42 AM ET

Andrea Ponti Introduces A Driverless Social-Distancing Tram Designed For Hong Kong

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Italian designer Andrea Ponti has unveiled Island, a double-decker driverless tram designed for the city of Hong Kong in the post-COVID era. This highly innovative design concept incorporates industrial design, transportation design, public design, urban mobility and sustainability. The project includes exterior, interior and tram stop design.  With the Coronavirus pandemic, people are shunning public transport and relying much more on private transport. We wanted to reimagine public transport in the post-Covid era from a prevention. [more...]

Palantir Raising Nearly $1B From Investors
Jul 4, 2020 10:41 AM ET

Palantir Raising Nearly $1B From Investors

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Palantir Technologies has a lot of irons in the fire as it reportedly gets ready for an initial public offering (IPO), including its current drive to raise nearly $1 billion from investors. In federal filing Wednesday (July 1), Palantir said it was offering securities totaling $961,099,010. The amount sold so far, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing said, is $549,727,437. The amount remaining to be sold is $411,371,573. The filing said. [more...]

Yadegar Asisi Unveils 32 Meters High Artwork Paying Homage To Claude Monet
Jul 4, 2020 10:40 AM ET

Yadegar Asisi Unveils 32 Meters High Artwork Paying Homage To Claude Monet

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - A new 360° panorama by Yadegar Asisi will have its world première in Rouen, France on 4 July 2020. ‘The Cathedral of Monet – The Hope of Modernity’ will be the highlight of this year’s Normandy Impressionism, and can be viewed at the Panorama XXL exhibition centre until late 2021. At 32 metres in height and more than 100 metres in circumference, this artwork is Yadegar Asisi’s depiction of the advances made in painting. [more...]

Discount Retailer Primark Predicts Substantial Loss
Jul 4, 2020 10:40 AM ET

Discount Retailer Primark Predicts Substantial Loss

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Primark, the Irish fashion retailer, is expected to take a huge financial hit due to COVID-19, the Financial Times reported. The Dublin-based global discount chain, which has eight U.S. stores, was on track to earn one billion euros ($1.1 billion). But the coronavirus will take a two-thirds bite out of that, as its more than 370 stores across 12 countries were forced to close, the newspaper reported.  Associated British Foods (ABF), Primark’s parent company,. [more...]

Digital Fiat Via Blockchain — Or Solution In Search Of Problem?
Jul 4, 2020 10:39 AM ET

Digital Fiat Via Blockchain — Or Solution In Search Of Problem?

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Much has been written about how delivering fiat currencies digitally can boost financial inclusion and perhaps streamline financial services. The blockchain has been touted as the solution for any host of information and asset transfer issues — due in part to the fact that data in a blockchain cannot be altered (i.e. is immutable). One firm, Public Mint, is betting that blockchain, in the service of the traditional monetary system,. [more...]

Fundbox Founder Steps Aside As CEO
Jul 4, 2020 10:39 AM ET

Fundbox Founder Steps Aside As CEO

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Fundbox Founder Eyal Shinar is moving over from his CEO role to become the B2B credit-and-payments company’s executive chairman. Prashant Fuloria, currently Fundbox’s chief operating officer, will step up to the post of CEO. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. In a website announcement, Shinar said he would “pretty much continue to do what” he’s been doing. That means focusing “on company strategy, corporate and business development, strategic relationships and board activities.” He. [more...]

How to Completely Revamp Your Home
Jul 4, 2020 10:38 AM ET

How to Completely Revamp Your Home

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - You don’t need to invest in a full redesign to enjoy a truly beautiful home. Walls don’t need to be knocked out, kitchens don’t need to be remodeled, and you don’t need to spend thousands upon thousands in the effort. Some creativity, free afternoons, and DIY attitude are all you need to revamp your home completely.  First, The Big Spring Clean  You need to prep your home for any changes before you. [more...]

EU Questions Rivals About Competition Concerns In Google-Fitbit Deal
Jul 4, 2020 10:38 AM ET

EU Questions Rivals About Competition Concerns In Google-Fitbit Deal

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - European regulators are investigating Google’s proposed $2.1 billion takeover of Fitbit, the San Francisco-based wearable technology maker, the Financial Times reported. Consumer and privacy groups have argued that the deal should be blocked because Fitbit will give its new owner more data, making it impossible for other providers to compete against the popular search engine and advertising business, the news service reported.  The European Union (EU) sent in-depth questionnaires to Google’s and Fitbit’s. [more...]

Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

‘Clever’ Nuno has everyone moving in the same direction at Wolves – Arteta

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo Mikel Arteta has been impressed by Nuno Espirito Santo's "incredible job" at Wolves but believes support from the board at Molineux has been vital to his success. Arteta prepares to face Nuno with his Arsenal side trailing Wolves in the race for Champions League qualification in the Premier League. Wolves are sixth, just two points outside the top four, with Arteta's Gunners a further six. [more...]

Klopp: All Liverpool players should get a medal for winning title
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Klopp: All Liverpool players should get a medal for winning title

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Jurgen Klopp arrives with his Liverpool squad at the Etihad Stadium ahead of facing Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp will make sure all members of his squad receive a medal to celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League, no matter how many games they have played during the season.  Players need to have made five league appearances to get a medal and the vast majority of the Reds' first-team group have already qualified under the competition's criteria.  However,. [more...]

Pacers
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Pacers’ Oladipo opts out of NBA restart

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers Star guard Victor Oladipo has chosen not to join the Indiana Pacers for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando, Florida, saying that he would not be comfortable playing.   Oladipo announced his decision on Friday in an article with The Athletic.   The two-time All-Star – who has played just 13 games this season after taking the floor only 36 times in 2018-19. [more...]

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Millwall: Cooper wakes Lions from slumber
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Millwall: Cooper wakes Lions from slumber

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Millwall celebrate at Charlton Jake Cooper scored a second-half winner as Millwall defeated Charlton Athletic 1-0 in a turgid Championship affair at the Valley on Friday.  Centre-back Cooper fired home the rebound in the 81st minute after home goalkeeper Dillon Phillips parried Connor Mahoney's effort.  It proved the difference between the teams in a game of few chances. Macauley Bonne was denied by Millwall goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski, while Phillips had brilliantly saved from Jed Wallace's. [more...]

WWE enforces new rules for tapings, Superstars warned about strict fines
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

WWE enforces new rules for tapings, Superstars warned about strict fines

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Things have changed a lot at the PC this year As reported by several WWE insiders, the promotion has now decided to take an extremely serious step in their battle against the increasing Covid-19 cases. If sources are to be believed, WWE will now make it mandatory for everyone to wear a mask unless they are performing in front of the TV. The report on PWI also suggests that WWE have given out. [more...]

Possible reason why Ric Flair has been paired with Randy Orton on RAW revealed
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Possible reason why Ric Flair has been paired with Randy Orton on RAW revealed

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Randy Orton and Ric Flair. Ric Flair's consistent presence on Monday Night RAW over the past few weeks has surprised many fans as it just doesn't seem advisable to have the 71-year-old Legend at the tapings during the ongoing pandemic. Randy Orton was also absent on the most recent episode of RAW while Flair was in attendance to be the mouthpiece of the Viper. However, why has Ric Flair transitioned to becoming. [more...]

In-form Simpson in share of lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

In-form Simpson in share of lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - American Webb Simpson Webb Simpson continued his good form to grab a share of the lead at the halfway mark of the Rocket Mortgage Classic. The American carded an under-eight 64 in the second round at Detroit Golf Club in Michigan on Friday to climb into 12 under at the PGA Tour event. Simpson already has two wins in 2020 – including at the RBC Heritage in his last start. [more...]

Mercedes
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Mercedes’ DAS system ruled legal after Red Bull protest

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton Mercedes' dual-axis steering (DAS) system has been ruled legal after a protest by Red Bull ahead of the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The DAS device allows drivers to move the steering wheel forwards and backwards to adjust the toe angle of the car, leading to both an increase in speed at times and also a reduction in tyre damage. Mercedes debuted the system on their cars during pre-season testing and both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri. [more...]

Simeone backs Joao Felix despite substituting Atletico attacker again
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Simeone backs Joao Felix despite substituting Atletico attacker again

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Joao Felix in action for Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone backed Joao Felix despite substituting the attacker again in Atletico Madrid's 3-0 win over Real Mallorca in LaLiga on Friday. Joao Felix was replaced early in the second half at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Alvaro Morata scored a brace before Koke's sealer. A reported €126million signing from Benfica last year, the Portugal international has been substituted in 17 of his 21. [more...]

Today In Payments: Big Tech CEOs Face Congress; Venmo Pilots Business Payments For Micro SMBs
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Today In Payments: Big Tech CEOs Face Congress; Venmo Pilots Business Payments For Micro SMBs

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - In today’s top news, the CEOs of the four biggest tech companies will testify before Congress over antitrust issues, and Venmo introduced business payments for individuals. Plus, the head of Germany’s financial watchdog defended its actions over Wirecard. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple CEOs To Face Congress The CEOs of the world’s four biggest technology companies will testify later this month before the House Judiciary Committee as lawmakers investigate competition in. [more...]

Germany’s Deutsche Bank Offers A Lifeline To Wirecard Bank
Jul 4, 2020 10:37 AM ET

Germany’s Deutsche Bank Offers A Lifeline To Wirecard Bank

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Deutsche Bank, the Frankfurt-based multinational financial services company, is in talks with regulators to rescue Wirecard Bank, the deposit-taking division of the German payment company that is facing one of the country’s biggest accounting frauds, the Financial Times reported. Wirecard Bank is separate from Wirecard AG, its parent company that filed for insolvency protection last week. The action was triggered when accountants reported $2.1 billion of supposed Wirecard deposits that were missing from two Philippines banks.. [more...]

How To Transform A Small Backyard Into Elegant Oasis
Jul 4, 2020 10:36 AM ET

How To Transform A Small Backyard Into Elegant Oasis

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - Summer is around the corner, and it’s the best time to book some exotic vacation spots for you. Surely, everyone wants to enjoy summer at some cool place or by staying inside the pool. But usually, you can’t enjoy all such perks for free, and you must manage enough budgets for the trip. But have you ever thought about trying something different without burdening your pocket? For instance, if you. [more...]

Germany’s Financial Regulator Calls Wirecard Scandal ‘Criminal’
Jul 4, 2020 10:36 AM ET

Germany’s Financial Regulator Calls Wirecard Scandal ‘Criminal’

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 4, 2020 - The president of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Germany’s financial regulator, said the $2.1 billion accounting scandal at the center of Wirecard AG’s insolvency was a “massive criminal act,” Reuters reported. “It is plain vanilla, old-fashioned criminal behaviour,” Felix Hufeld said. His first public comments on a case that has captured the attention of Europe’s financial community came in an online panel discussion, the news service reported. Citing nearly $4 billion in debt, Wirecard. [more...]