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.... Social historians will trace the #Islington #Coffee #Riots to this act of betrayal!". The offer of a free hot beverage for myWaitrose members has not been without controversy. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The governor of the Bank of England has defended his handling of the controversy surrounding his deputy Charlotte Hogg and said she shouldn’t have had to resign for an honest mistake in failing to disclose that her brother worked at Barclays. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Carney: Bank of England deputy should not have quit for 'honest mistake' image
. The governor of the Bank of England has defended his handling of the controversy surrounding his deputy Charlotte Hogg and said she shouldn’t have had to resign for an honest mistake in failing to disclose that her brother worked at Barclays. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
.... Social historians will trace the #Islington #Coffee #Riots to this act of betrayal!". The offer of a free hot beverage for myWaitrose members has not been without controversy. ...
Obesity crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:04:40 AM
.... Increasing western demand for the so-called "superfood", which has been grown high in the Andes for thousands of years, has been blamed for its skyrocketing price and unavailability for people in the countries it first came from. The question goes to the heart of the controversy surrounding globalisation: that its rise has disproportionately benefited people who are already advantaged. ...
Self-employed? See if you'll pay more in national insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... Low earners will gain from the abolition of “class 2 NICs”, offsetting the rise in the standard rate of national insurance for the self-employed, called “class 4 NICs”, from 9% to 11% between 2018 and 2019. But the average income loss for self-employed workers, according to the IFS, will be £120 a year, adding fuel to the controversy over what was the centrepiece of this week’s budget. ...
Charlotte Hogg: a family tree deeply rooted in the British establishment image
.... Hogg is also an accomplished horse rider and long-distance runner. It is her promotion to deputy governor 10 days ago that led to her appearance before MPs and stoked the controversy over why she had not disclosed that her brother, also called Quintin, is a director at Barclays. ...
Bank of England deputy governor's future hangs in balance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:25 PM
.... In that role she helped to write the Bank’s conflict of interest guidelines, which she has contravened. When the controversy erupted last week, Carney moved to draw a line under the matter by issuing Hogg – regarded as a leading candidate to succeed him – with a rare verbal warning. ...
The UK economy breaks more records – for all the wrong reasons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:40:24 PM
....The gist of the post-budget analysis from two of Britain’s leading thinktanks was simple: the economy continues to break records – mostly for the wrong reasons. Neither the Institute for Fiscal Studies nor the Resolution Foundation could get especially worked up about the political controversy of the moment: Philip Hammond’s decision to raise national insurance contributions for the self-employed. ...
Budget 2017: Squeeze on family finances 'extended until 2020s' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:40:05 AM
....Philip Hammond will find the analysis difficult to dismiss, he approvingly name-checked the think tank in his Budget speech yesterday. On the big controversy of the day - the tax rise for the self-employed - the Resolution Foundation supports the government. ...
Is China retaliating against Lotte missile deal? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:08:11 AM
....Separately, it has written that "the decision could turn into a nightmare for Lotte, which depends heavily on Chinese tourists to South Korea for revenue from duty free stores". Meanwhile Lotte itself has not said directly that any of the incidents were linked to the missile project controversy. ...
Topshop owner to double contributions to plug pension deficit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 03:28:55 PM
....Sir Philip Green has agreed a deal to pump as much as £50m a year into the pension fund behind his fashion business, Arcadia, to plug a growing deficit, just days after reaching a settlement over the BHS pension scandal. Arcadia, which controls Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge, will double payments into its pension scheme from £25m a year to £50m this year, potentially heading off another pensions controversy. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....If Trump is to take full advantage of these trends to advance his reform agenda, he will need to give his cabinet a greater role in policy and improve coordination with and among White House staff. And he will need to turn his attention from courting controversy to advancing his policies. ...
Raising pension age will mean many people die before getting it, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
....”. The publication of the report will, however, add to the growing controversy over intergenerational fairness in Britain. ...
Australia Post CEO says he feels sorry for Pauline Hanson over pay controversy image
....In evidence to Senate estimates on Tuesday, Fahour denied resigning due to external pressure but acknowledged he was prepared to do “anything it takes” to protect the company in the face of an onslaught of criticism. Fahour resigned last Thursday after a rolling controversy about his salary stoked in part by Hanson. ...
Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:35:29 AM
. Australia Post's chief executive has resigned, weeks after controversy over the size of his salary. ...
Australia Post's chief executive Ahmed Fahour resigns after pay row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:05:42 AM
....6m – or if he refused, action would be taken against the Australia Post board. Fahour’s remuneration has become a matter of significant political controversy in recent weeks, with the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, making it clear he had spoken to the chairman of the board to register the government’s disapproval. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
....Communities secretary Sajid Javid is likely to join the chancellor, Philip Hammond, in adopting a more empathetic tone about the anger triggered by the decision to revaluate the rates based on updated property prices. The Guardian understands that Javid – who has been criticised for holidaying in Dubai at the height of the controversy – will face politicians in the House of Commons on Wednesday, where he is likely to promise to take action to soften its implementation. ...
Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....On Monday, Kalanick said Uber board member Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post, would also assist in the investigation alongside Liane Hornsey, the company’s newly hired chief human resources officer, and Angela Padilla, general counsel. The harassment controversy comes as Kalanick struggles to move past the viral #DeleteUber campaign, which stemmed from his participation on Donald Trump’s economic advisory council. ...
Hammond in ‘listening mode’ on business rates after backlash from Tories image
....An analysis by the consultancy Gerald Eve was also reported to show that rates will only fall in 135 council areas, not the 259 claimed by the government. The controversy led to the Liberal Democrats accusing the ministers of misleading people with “half truths”. ...
Bovis to pay £7m to compensate customers for poorly built homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 09:05:32 AM
.... Critics claim NHBC , which provides 10-year warranties for most new homes in Britain, is failing to protect consumers. Another recent controversy over new homes has seen Britain’s largest housing association, Clarion Housing Group, agree to buy back some properties on a housing development in the east London borough of Havering. ...
Results will reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of UK banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:37:29 PM
....Britain’s major banks will be in the spotlight this week as they unveil their full year figures, with Royal Bank of Scotland forecast to make losses of more than £6bn and HSBC expected to face questions about a boardroom overhaul. The controversy over bankers’ pay is likely to be reignited as they disclose the size of their bonus pools and how much their bosses have received during a year when the vote for Brexit has helped turn the government’s attention on public anger over rising executive pay. ...
British Gas price freeze is unlikely to impress customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... Ofcom is already set to introduce a price cap for prepayment customers in April, which analysts say could knock £80m off British Gas earnings. And despite its consumer-friendly price move, British Gas is never far from controversy. ...
Instagram beauty boys are the new face of makeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:05:29 AM
.... Recent designs by JW Anderson, Demna Gvasali and Shayne Oliver have all prodded the bounds of gender. Think back to when David Beckham rocked a Jean-Paul Gaultier sarong in 1998 – controversy was well and truly stirred. ...
Trump envoy says Greece is now more likely to leave the euro image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 03:10:19 PM
....Donald Trump’s administration has put itself on a fresh collision course with the European Union after the president’s candidate to be ambassador in Brussels said Greece should leave the euro and predicted the single currency would not survive more than 18 months in its present form. Days after being accused of “outrageous malevolence” towards the EU for publicly declaring that it “needs a little taming”, Ted Malloch courted fresh controversy by saying Greece should have left the eurozone four years ago when it would have been “easier and simpler”. ...
Housing association agrees to buy back homes on 'substandard' development image
.... On Sunday, the housing minister Gavin Barwell said housing associations would form part of the government’s strategy to break the stranglehold of a handful of large developers. Clarion Housing is at the heart of the Orchard Village controversy, along with the building giant Willmott Dixon, the Greater London authority and Havering council, and the official housing regulator, the Homes and Communities Agency, which is accused by local residents and politicians of major failures. ...
Hard times for luxury Swiss watches as sales drop 10% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:48:05 PM
....Very expensive watches have been seen on the wrists of prominent Russian officials, the Nigerian president’s wife and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader. Fifa was also dragged into a watch controversy when it emerged that the Brazilian FA had given 48 Parmigiani watches worth $25,000 each as gifts to Fifa executives and the heads of the 32 football associations that qualified for the 2014 World Cup. ...
Star Wars and Trainspotting sequels help UK film production break records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:43:34 PM
.... Period dramas including Victoria and Abdul – in which Judi Dench reprises her award-winning turn as Queen Victoria – and Armando Iannucci’s biopic The Death of Stalin also ranged across the country. Meanwhile Michael Bay’s fifth Transformers film, The Last Knight, attracted controversy after transforming the former home of Winston Churchill into a fictional headquarters for Hitler, complete with Nazi flags and stormtroopers in the forecourt. ...
Trump is a conservative – but that won't stop him sending deficits soaring image
.... After falling for decades, interest rates are suddenly starting to rise. Different attitudes towards risk are a central factor in the perennial controversy over how much stimulus is optimal. ...
Sports Direct risks fresh shareholder anger with review appointment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:31:42 PM
. Sports Direct could cause further controversy with shareholders after appointing a law firm that has previously worked for the retailer to conduct a review of its corporate governance. ...
Blind trusts: what do Theresa May and Donald Trump have in common? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 01:41:32 PM
.... Tony Blair set up a blind trust after becoming prime minister, but it later emerged that his wife, Cherie, had directed the trustees to buy two flats in Bristol – the start of what grew into a £27m property empire. Peter Mandelson also provoked controversy after it emerged that he had set up a blind trust while business secretary, with critics using the same arguments as those deployed against May – that blind trusts allow a politician to keep their financial affairs away from public scrutiny. ...
Fury over India flag doormats for sale on Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:35:46 PM
....Amazon sells doormats featuring flags of other countries but in India desecration of the flag is punishable with fines and imprisonment. Last June Amazon found itself in a similar controversy over sales of doormats illustrating Hindu gods. ...
Generations at war image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:14:35 AM
....So government decisions to protect the state pensions with a "triple lock" guaranteeing an annual rise of at least 2. 5%, at a time when other working-age benefits are being cut, has added to the controversy over intergenerational fairness. ...
State rescue looms for Monte dei Paschi image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:25:10 AM
....Small investors are estimated to hold some €2bn of Monte dei Paschi's bonds. Ferdinando Giugliano, economics commentator for La Repubblica newspaper, told the BBC that this could cause controversy in Italy, since about 40,000 small investors would be affected. ...
Adani coalmine 'covertly funded' by World Bank, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:33:56 AM
....008% of Australian income. Adani’s former adviser on Carmichael, the Commonwealth Bank, as well as National Australia Bank are among those that have either withdrawn or ruled out involvement, reportedly in part because of the environmental controversy. ...
Former health secretary’s firm faces unfair dismissal case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 05:29:04 PM
.... The new hearing in Birmingham took place after Rogers applied for Pixel West to be added to the claim. This is not the first time that Dorrell has been caught up in controversy. ...
MPs expected to receive pay rise of more than £1,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 02:22:00 PM
....The rise is much greater than that received by most public sector workers, who have been subject to austerity restrictions since 2010. Responsibility for setting MPs’ pay was handed to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) in an effort to defuse controversy. ...
King Rex? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 05:09:38 PM
....But as Mr Gates noted, Exxon is a client of his and Ms Rice's consultancy firm RiceHadleyGates. Though Mr Tillerson appears to fit with Mr Trump's right-wing cabinet, he has stirred controversy among some social conservatives who condemn his more liberal policies. ...
Uber is treating its drivers as sweated labour, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:51:59 PM
....Uber was founded in 2009 in San Francisco and has expanded rapidly across the world since. Consumers love its low fares and convenience but it has attracted controversy in many of the cities where it operates, being banned in some, and provoking protests and legal challenges in others. ...
Andrew Puzder criticized as 'cruel and baffling' choice for labor secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:32:44 PM
....4m. Puzder also drew controversy last year with Carl’s Jr Super Bowl ads starring scantily clad models devouring hamburgers, which he characterized as patriotic at the time. ...
A challenge to Facebook’s reach and power is long overdue  | John Harris image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:44:36 PM
....”. In the midst of the current controversy about Facebook spreading fake news, its alleged role in Trump’s victory, and the hate and division sown online by the president-elect and his people, those words surely look absurd, something highlighted again by Zuckerberg’s conclusion: “That’s ultimately what Facebook is about: giving everyone the power to share our experiences, so we can understand each other a bit better and connect us [sic] a little closer together. ...
McDonald's to scrap Luxembourg tax structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 05:11:31 PM
.... Nevertheless, the US multinational has decided to unwind its Luxembourg tax structure. At the heart of the controversy is a Luxembourg subsidiary called McDonald’s Europe Franchising Sarl (MEF). ...
Vegetarian cafe refuses to accept £5 note made with animal byproduct image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 01:15:14 PM
....Polymer bank notes, which last far longer than their paper equivalents, were developed in Australia. Prof David Solomon, who led a CSIRO team that created the notes, said this week that the tallow controversy was “absolutely stupid”, adding: “There’s trivial amounts of it in there. ...
Vegans are right to be furious about beef fat in the new £5 notes | Chas Newkey-Burden image
.... We are weeks away from Veganuary, when a UK-based charity encourages people to try veganism for the first month of the year. The question is whether as a society we grasp the tallow controversy as an opportunity to keep this momentum going, or whether we let it encourage the misconception that vegans are a bit weird and self-righteous. ...
Trump says US to quit TPP on first day in office image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:27:44 AM
....He has spent the last week starting to put together his new team. Some key appointments have been made, but not without controversy. ...
Michael Sherwood quits Goldman Sachs role image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 03:31:31 PM
. One of the City’s most influential and highest-paid bankers, Michael Sherwood, is leaving Goldman Sachs after a 30-year career, including becoming embroiled in controversy over the collapsed retailer BHS. ...
Facebook fake news: Zuckerberg details plans to combat problem image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 08:58:03 PM
....Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site. Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome of the US election. ...
Cyprus, crisis and the bank that came back from the brink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 04:00:12 PM
....But, in a story of revival that mirrors the recovery in the Cypriot economy, the bank is now eyeing a listing in London and outlining plans to expand in the UK. Chief executive John Hourican – who got the top job after leaving Royal Bank of Scotland amid the controversy of its Libor fine in 2013 – was in the City last week explaining how he intends to make the bank attractive to investors. ...
Google boss on £1bn UK investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:06:00 PM
....Mr Pichai said the UK was still an attractive place to do business after the Brexit vote because it was open and connected and had a healthy marketplace for scientists. He also addressed the controversy over Google's tax affairs saying the company was happy to pay its fair share. ...
World stock markets surge amid confidence Clinton will win US election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 05:44:00 PM
....“It is certainly a relief rally for Hillary Clinton – investors worldwide were concerned about the uncertainty surrounding Trump,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago. “The other, more subtle reason, is if they are ending this email controversy you are not going to have a cloud hanging over her administration, creating roadblocks to getting things done. ...
Wage gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 12:17:12 AM
.... . However, in recent days the Hotel Manzana building project has generated some controversy. ...
Tata's dented image image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:59:09 AM
.... The day he stepped down, newspapers were full of glowing commentaries about him. Four years later, the cautious and private man finds himself at the centre of a bitter controversy. ...
Economists win Nobel for contract theory image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 10:26:50 AM
....The pair saw off competition from the World Bank's new chief economist Paul Romer, who was widely tipped to win. New York University's Stern Business School, where Prof Romer teaches, sparked controversy last Thursday when it accidently published a press release naming him as the winner. ...
BAE Systems in arms talks with Saudi Arabia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:04:23 AM
....BAE Systems has disclosed it is in talks over a multi-billion-pound arms contract with Saudi Arabia. The announcement by the defence, aerospace and electronics giant will stoke controversy over weapons sales to the Arab kingdom. ...
Realising your home’s potential with equity release image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:01:00 AM
....Although many over-55s are initially wary, equity release is now established as a safe way of raising funds, with tens of thousands signing up to a scheme every year. While some early equity release schemes caused controversy, the latest generation of plans contain far more safeguards and are heavily regulated by City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority. ...
Footballers' wines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 10:12:09 PM
...."Also, he is a typical Spanish family guy, which people appreciate. And he does not get involved in political controversy, which some other Barcelona or Real Madrid players sometimes do. ...
Property funds back in business after Brexit vote closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 06:00:25 AM
....”. But the crisis in property funds has exposed a long-running controversy over the practicality of running bricks-and-mortar properties within a fund, as they can never hope to pay out small investors immediately if lots decide to cash in at the same time. ...
Hinkley Point: George Osborne says new deal is unchanged image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 08:30:14 AM
....Shortly after becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May delayed giving Hinkley Point the go-ahead. The project has been mired in controversy over price - the government has guarantee a price of £92. ...
Volkswagen engineer charged in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 04:14:36 PM
....Mr Liang, who is a German national, worked in VW's diesel development department in Germany from 1983 to May 2008, before moving to the US. He was part of a team of engineers based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that conducted emissions tests on the diesel engine at the heart of the controversy. ...
Under fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 10:09:07 AM
Owning a property is BETTER than a pension, says Bank of England economist image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 10:43:00 AM
....”. Mr Haldane caused controversy in May when he said he could not make “the remotest sense of pensions”. ...

Was it jobs for the girls at ex-Guardian editor's Oxford college?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM
....He also criticised students who posted online a photograph of Ms Watson touring the LMH library for “refusing to respect the privacy of our guests” and “undermining the programme of visiting fellows”. As head of communications Ms Murray’s role at LMH will be to handle this kind of controversy, and any other media storms that come the college’s way. ...

'Making a Murderer' nephew Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 09:23:31 PM
....His uncle Steven Avery was also jailed for the murder of Teresa Halbach in October 2005. The story of Avery - who was wrongly imprisoned for 18 years on rape charges before being found guilty of Halbach's murder - and his nephew was featured in a 10-part Netflix documentary series covering the controversy surrounding both arrests and subsequent convictions in the Wisconsin town of Manitowoc. ...
Media dismisses claims Disney has turned dismal in China. image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 02:41:30 AM
. China's media have gone to great lengths to keep all eyes on the country's achievements in the Rio Olympics, deflecting attention from growing controversy surrounding a huge project closer to home. ...

Ten thousand pregnant Frenchwomen took epilepsy drug that raises risk of birth defects, report says
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....According to a report leaked to Le Canard Enchaîné, the investigative and satirical weekly, more than 10,000 women are estimated to have taken Depakine - the French name for the drug produced by Sanofi - in France between 2007 and 2014, even though the risks of deformation among newborns were long known to be high. The drug's British equivalent, Epilim, is the subject of controversy, in the UK, where warnings of the risks only started appearing on packets in July, despite government estimates that 175 babies are born each year with defects linked to its consumption. ...

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's father cheers at Hillary Clinton rally
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 03:45:26 PM
....His son Omar Mateen carried out America's worst mass shooting, murdering 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub, earlier this year. Seddique Mateen later sparked controversy when it emerged he had previously made pro-Taliban comments on a satellite TV show he hosts. ...

David Cameron could be hauled in front of MPs to explain 'cronies' honours list
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....He said MPs should look at Mr Cameron's choice of 13 new peers, as soon as parliament returns in September. Mr Jenkin said reform of the House of Lords is "by far the most important issue" arising from the controversy surrounding Mr Cameorn's resignation honours list. ...

Alex Salmond accepted £29,544 'redundancy' from Holyrood despite remaining an MP
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.... Together, this pushes his total earnings to more than £120,000 per year. It is not the first time Mr Salmond has attracted controversy for accepting a resettlement grant despite remaining a front-line politician. ...
Executive pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 03:51:55 PM
....He was appointed as chairman of the new British Railways Board in 1961 and two years later published his first, and infamous, report on "The Reshaping of British Railways". Even before he devised his controversial plans for pruning British Rail, there was another controversy, at least in the newspapers - over his pay. ...

The famous faces backing Donald Trump - in quotes
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 02:38:52 PM
. Divisive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to receive backing from some of America's top celebrities, in spite of his controversy-ridden election campaign. ...

Bloody Sunday bishop Edward Daly, who raised a blood-soaked white handkerchief seeking ceasefire, dies aged 82
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.... The priest led the way with a handkerchief in his hand. Years of controversy have surrounded Bloody Sunday and the decision of the troops to open fire. ...

Rio 2016: Chinese fury over 'flawed' flag on display at Olympics
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 08:34:59 AM
.... But that had been ruled out by officials on Monday, it was reported. The flag row is not the only controversy to engulf China’s Olympic efforts, as a media furore continues to surround comments made by the Australian men's 400m freestyle gold medalist Mack Horton towards Chinese swimmer Sun Yang. ...

Lizzie Armitstead fails to win a medal in cycling road race after missed drug test scandal 
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....Armitstead's loss meant that Team GB’s hopes of a first medal switched to world champion swimmer Adam Peaty, who was due to race in the final of the 100m breast stroke at 3am this morning. Armitstead had admitted before the race that she would be forever dogged by the controversy over her three missed drug tests, regardless of the result, and before the start of the race her family were involved in a bad-tempered confrontation with sports journalists. ...

Carry your groceries home- online shopping is turning us into sloths 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 09:00:00 AM
....”. The senior doctor, who caused controversy earlier this year when she urged women to “do as I do” and think about the risk of breast cancer before having a glass of wine, said she tried to practice what she preached. ...

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