Herald morning quiz: April 19
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Special £5 coins could be released to fund Prince Philip memorial
Independence and interdependence | Nicola Sturgeon & John Kerry
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon defends her record on education, health and drug deaths.
She calls out Alex Salmond for his “contemptuous” attitude to voters. US climate envoy John Kerry says the consequences will be “beyond catastrophic” without “urgent” action on climate change.
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Plane crash lands on busy Florida beach as stunned swimmers watch on
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Aleksei Navalny “could die at any moment,” his personal doctors say.
By Amelia Nierenberg
Navalny near death, doctors say
101-year-old inspired by Captain Tom to lead walking fundraiser while fasting
World’s Biggest Soccer Clubs Confirm New Breakaway Super League
Twelve of Europes’s leading soccer clubs have just confirmed their agreement to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League.
The highly controversial plans have dominated European news services this evening on the continent, with most leading on the plan, which involves the game’s biggest clubs such as Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus.
The plan has been widely slammed by pundits and national football authorities this evening, with leading politicians also wading in. The implications for global broadcasters are enormous.
Among major clubs not to sign up to the plan have been German giant Bayern Munich and French champions PSG.
We have more on this developing story here, including streamer DAZN’s rejection that it is involved in the plans.
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Opinion | My Second Phase of Adulthood
How I’m changing my perspective on life.
By Charles M. Blow
Crown would buy back Packer shares under proposed Oaktree deal
Billionaire casino mogul James Packer would sell his 37 per cent stake in Crown Resorts back to the group under a $3 billion proposed deal funded by private equity giant Oaktree Capital Management.
The ASX-listed Crown said in a statement on Monday morning that it received the proposal from Oaktree, which would be providing the $3 billion funding via “a structured instrument with the proceeds to be used by Crown to buy back some or all of the Crown shares” held by Mr Packer’s private company Consolidated Press Holdings.
Crown said that it received the proposal from Oaktree, which would be providing the $3 billion funding via “a structured instrument with the proceeds to be used by Crown to buy-back some or all of the Crown shares” held by Mr Packer’s private company Consolidated Press Holdings.Credit:Chris Hopkins
“The Crown Board has not yet formed a view on the merits of the Oaktree Proposal. It will now commence a process to assess the Oaktree proposal,” Crown said.
The proposal comes after US private equity group Blackstone lobbed an $8 billion takeover bid for Crown.
More to come
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In the Roaring Twenties, Ads Make a Comeback
Subscriptions may be the rage, but businesses of all sorts are pouring money into advertising — digital most of all.
By Ben Smith