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....The DRI and other agencies declined to comment on either investigation. The proposed Queensland mine, which would be Australia’s largest, has been the source of years of controversy, lawsuits and protests over its possible environmental impact. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The DRI and other agencies declined to comment on either investigation. The proposed Queensland mine, which would be Australia’s largest, has been the source of years of controversy, lawsuits and protests over its possible environmental impact. ...
Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 02:06:31 AM
....The leak of screenshots to Breitbart suggests that at least some current Google employees may be participating in the campaign. The controversy marries twin preoccupations of the online right: threats to free speech against conservatives, and the perception that white men are discriminated against by those seeking to promote historically disadvantaged groups. ...
Swiss bank Julius Bär plans expansion in UK with new offices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:28:41 PM
.... Julius Bär hopes to attract entrepreneurs and business owners. Swiss banks and other private banks have been mired in controversy over running tax avoidance schemes, but David Durlacher, chief executive of Julius Bär’s international operations, said their reputation was improving. ...
Leasehold tycoon: man whose firms control 40,000 UK homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 07:00:44 AM
....He does not appear on any rich list but he has built a property empire that rivals that of the Duke of Westminster. Companies controlled by James Tuttiett, aged 53, have quietly snapped up the freeholds of tens of thousands of houses and flats in almost every city in England and Wales, which are now at the centre of controversy over spiralling ground rents. ...
Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 09:38:22 PM
....James Eadie QC, representing the government, said the policy was ready to be published but it would be controversial and should therefore be withheld until after the election. “If you publish a draft plan, it drops all the issues of controversy into the election … like dropping a controversial bomb,” he said, adding that it could risk breaching rules about civil service neutrality and lead to the policy being labelled a Tory plan. ...
Uber’s practices are morally unacceptable – but a boycott won’t help | Hannah Lownsbrough image
.... Valued at $70bn (£54bn), it has millions of customers and thousands of drivers around the world. It has also courted controversy in most of the places it operates in– avoiding taxes and local laws and eroding workers’ rights. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
....” It would be a long path from that beginning to the market evangelism of recent decades. Yet even at that time, such social activism provoked controversy. ...
London mayor blasts council over cut to affordable homes in Battersea revamp image
....Under the proposals, affordable homes now amount to only 9% of the 4,239 homes, which include luxury units ranging from £800,000 for a studio to £4m for a four-bedroom flat. Neil Crosby, professor of real estate at the University of Reading, said the controversy was a reflection of a system that completely stacked the process in the favour of developers. ...
Ten years after the smoking ban, vaping is a £1bn business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 12:01:04 PM
....Last year about 2. 9 million people in the UK were thought to use electronic cigarettes – but their impact on health has been the topic of controversy, with concerns ranging from the health impact of the technology to whether it can help smokers quit conventional cigarettes and if it encourages others to take up conventional smoking. ...
Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
.... Tesco and Booker say the deal, which is the subject of a competition investigation, is not about stores but cashing in on the “out of home” food market which is growing faster than retail sales as more Britons opt to eat out. A decision to sell up is likely to cause controversy among Nisa’s members, because its raison d’etre is to help them compete with supermarket giants such as Sainsbury’s. ...
Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire arms dealer dies aged 82 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 06:37:25 PM
....Mr Khashoggi became one of the world's richest men in the 1970s and '80s by brokering international arms deals. His parties were legendary, often lasting for days, but there was also controversy about his business. ...
Spain's top anti-corruption prosecutor quits over Panama link image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:21:08 PM
....The public prosecutor, José Manuel Maza, told reporters that Moix had resigned even though there was no suggestion “of any irregular or illegal behaviour” on his part. However, Moix’s brief tenure has been dogged by controversy over his alleged attempts to interfere in corruption investigations involving the governing People’s party (PP). ...
Nomura admits part in Goldman Venezuelan bond deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:32:58 AM
.... . The bonds at the centre of the controversy were originally issued by Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the state-run oil and natural gas company, in 2014. ...
BA's owner launches new trans-Atlantic budget airline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:01 PM
....Tickets have been on sale since March and IAG said it sold 100,000 in the first month. BA has been at the centre of controversy following a disastrous computer crash that stranded 75,000 passengers over the weekend. ...
Uber's London licence renewed for only four months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:21:36 PM
....Uber’s licence to operate in London has been renewed but only for a period of four months, as transport authorities continue to deliberate whether to grant it a five-year licence. The decision over renewal has become the latest focus of controversy around the app-based taxi firm, with black-cab drivers and unions demanding that Transport for London reject the application without assurances over Uber’s operation and working practices. ...
Roger Ailes: Fox News founder dies at 77 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:25:13 PM
....Indeed, Trump's election owes a huge debt to the crusading, aggressive, and often conspiratorial agenda of Ailes' network. Yet last summer he left amid huge controversy, earning tens of millions of dollars in a payout after allegations of sexual harassment were launched against him by former employees. ...
Surprise surge in UK retail sales powers pound to eight-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:39:36 AM
....30 it is still 13% lower against the dollar than it was on the day of the referendum. Sterling’s strength on Thursday was also a story of dollar weakness, as US investors grew increasingly nervous about the controversy surrounding President Trump and his firing of FBI director James Comey. ...
Japan's economy grows faster than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 09:25:20 AM
...." . But he warned that Mr Abe's work could be undone if the political controversy surrounding President Trump led to further falls in the US dollar. ...
FTSE 100 sinks while pound jumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:41:00 AM
. London's main share index closed nearly 1% down after the political controversy in the US surrounding President Trump continued to hit investor confidence. ...
Conservative manifesto: Theresa May targets mainstream Britain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:26:25 PM
....BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mrs May had put forward an "uncompromising" message on immigration, saying high levels can harm community cohesion, and would re-commit to bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands. The plan to stick with the net migration target has caused controversy, with critics saying it will be nearly impossible to meet without doing damage to the economy. ...
Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:31:25 PM
. Big falls on US stock markets have dragged down Asian shares over fears the political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform. ...
Buy-to-let millionaire who bans 'coloured' people faces legal action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:20:13 PM
.... However, if he breaches the injunction and continues to apply the discriminatory criterion, this could be contempt of court which could result in a fine,” it said. Adding to the controversy are reports that Wilson has included further critieria to his list of banned tenants, including single mothers, battered wives and workers on zero-hour contracts. ...
Kelvin MacKenzie leaves the Sun 'by mutual consent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 03:07:07 PM
....News UK said Mr MacKenzie, whose column on 14 April led to a printed apology, "will not return" to the Sun. Mr Mackenzie said he would "refuse to allow" the controversy to tarnish his decades working with the newspaper. ...
Fake news or not, the future belongs to Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... But the great division of the spoils – between a few monster corporations – will surely remain. Through all the fake news controversy, adding 3,000 more monitors to try to keep up its act, Facebook has only added more paying adherents. ...
Battle ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:14:58 AM
....The deficit increased substantially after the financial crisis of 2008, with attempts to limit it leading to large cuts to benefits and public services. Any plans for spending cuts lead to controversy about the amount or quality of services. ...
BT chief's pay package slashed by £4m over Italian accounting scandal image
.... BT has spent £15m in three months investigating the scandal. BT’s European head, Corrado Sciolla, lost his job as a result of the controversy and was replaced by Luis Alvarez, who is also now leaving. ...
Pret a Manger's owner considers a New York flotation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:29:27 PM
....It is the third time that Pret a Manger has considered an initial public offering. Its founders Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham considered the move in 2001 but instead provoked controversy when they sold a 33% stake in the business to US fast food giant McDonald's for £50m. ...
Barclays boss sees off shareholder rebellion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:04:15 AM
....Barclays' executive pay policies were also approved by a large majority. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an influential shareholder advisory group, had told investors not to vote for Mr Staley's re-election to the board, citing concerns over "his personal involvement and accountability" in the controversy. ...
UK will face pay squeeze this year as inflation spikes, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:57:33 AM
....7% on average, leaving workers to face the largest real-terms cut in their takehome pay since early 2014. The warning follows the controversy over rising energy bills and inflation-busting increases in council tax that have already hit household budgets ahead of the general election. ...
Breaking brands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:46:31 PM
....How is it some firms have been able to bounce back while others are unable to survive? . Both the German car giant Volkswagen and South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung have been mired in controversy in recent times. ...
McDonald's to offer all UK staff fixed hour contracts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:58:27 PM
....Fast food chain McDonald's is to allow its UK staff a choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts. There has been controversy about firms using zero-hours contracts but not allowing staff to work elsewhere. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
....Royal assent in February gave HS2 Ltd the full legal, financial and planning powers to build the first half of a railway that the government claims will transform travel between London, the Midlands and, eventually, the north of England, create 25,000 jobs and help rebalance the UK’s precarious economy. Yet controversy over contract awards, and now the calling of a snap election, has threatened more uncertainty and delay. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
.... . Sports Direct has attracted controversy in the UK after coming under fire over zero hours contracts and the disclosure that staff at a warehouse were paid less than the minimum wage. ...
The hippo at work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:31:05 PM
....Brian Morgan, professor of entrepreneurship at Cardiff Metropolitan University, says there are numerous examples of bad business decisions that may have been prevented if senior bosses had been more willing to accept a collective approach to decision making. "The recent whistleblowing controversy at UK bank Barclays has brought into sharp focus the importance of creating a corporate culture of openness, where employees feel confident to speak candidly about some of the issues facing the business," he says. ...
IMF says pace of global economic growth is picking up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:01:41 PM
....The report notes the loss of what it calls middle-skilled jobs in advanced economies as a result of technological change since the early 1990s. There is controversy about to what extent increased global trade might have contributed to those losses. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
....”. Whetstone’s departure this week was quickly eclipsed by yet another controversy: the revelations about its secret program known internally as “Hell”, which was allegedly used to spy on its main rival Lyft. ...
Brexit vote site may have been hacked, MPs say in report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:55:39 AM
....It urged future governments to think carefully before promising nationwide votes on controversial issues, particularly if they are not prepared to implement an outcome they do not like. "There was no proper planning for a Leave vote so the EU referendum opened up much new controversy and left the prime minister's credibility destroyed," the report says. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
....”. In March 2016 Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, sparked controversy after launching seven brands – including “Woodside Farms” and “Boswell Farms” – based on British-sounding but fictitious names as part of its commercial fightback against the discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Lyrics battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:21:14 PM
....Students at the University of Bristol have called for the re-naming of a building because of claims of historic links with wealth derived from slavery. Oxford University's Oriel College had a high-profile controversy over whether a statue of the Cecil Rhodes should be removed, with protestors arguing that the Victorian magnate's views on race made him an unsuitable figure to be commemorated. ...
FTSE 100 takes flight after airline shares rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:39:41 AM
....Exane BNP Paribas upgraded their rating on Germany's Lufthansa, and this had a knock-on effect on UK-listed airlines. The airlines were little moved by a 4% fall in shares for the owner of United Airlines, after the carrier was embroiled in controversy over its treatment of a passenger. ...
It was DFS customer service  that didn’t measure up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:20 AM
....TB, London SE23. So-called “restocking” fees cover the cost of returning items – typically 10% for bulkier items like furniture or household appliances – but are not without controversy because it’s not always clear when they can be levied and at what level. ...
Revealed: the huge profits earned by big banks on overseas money transfers image
....”. But the figures are likely to ignite fresh controversy over the extent to which consumers are being over-charged by traditional banks when sending money overseas. ...
UK new car sales speed to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:14:46 AM
.... From 1 April all new cars, apart from those with zero emissions, have to pay an annual flat rate charge. A total of 244,263 diesel cars were sold in March, a record, but there was also some evidence that the controversy surrounding emissions and the damage these vehicles are causing to the environment is starting to hit demand. ...
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. ...

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