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....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which published the report, said President Donald Trump's policies were likely to make things worse. "They are all aimed at increasing inequality - tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....6m; £3. 9m), and has expanded its services to include military veterans and indigenous Australians. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....There was no mention of contentious issues like North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, or the status of Taiwan, which China claims as its own. The meeting came as North Korea's military tested a new high-thrust engine, according to reports from Pyongyang's state news agency. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."Threats of economic sanctions are part of coercive diplomacy, but they may not be useful in addressing the Thaad issue," he wrote in a 2016 report. "These forceful measures would likely be seen as a sign of disrespect and a direct threat to South Korea's interests - which could ultimately push South Korea to bolster its military alliance with the United States". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
...."Threats of economic sanctions are part of coercive diplomacy, but they may not be useful in addressing the Thaad issue," he wrote in a 2016 report. "These forceful measures would likely be seen as a sign of disrespect and a direct threat to South Korea's interests - which could ultimately push South Korea to bolster its military alliance with the United States". ...
Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:43:03 AM
....Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which published the report, said President Donald Trump's policies were likely to make things worse. "They are all aimed at increasing inequality - tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....6m; £3. 9m), and has expanded its services to include military veterans and indigenous Australians. ...
Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 05:03:09 AM
....There was no mention of contentious issues like North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, or the status of Taiwan, which China claims as its own. The meeting came as North Korea's military tested a new high-thrust engine, according to reports from Pyongyang's state news agency. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....The suspects are also alleged to have targeted Google accounts. Hacking was directed at Russian and US government officials, including security, diplomatic and military personnel, according to the DOJ. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Other possible uses of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Aerial, marine, public transport, including metro and rail services, space, military, warehousing, ambulance services, inspection and monitoring of resources, working in dangerous and hazardous environments (such as nuclear facilities) and the delivery of humanitarian supplies. ...
The Falklands war hero fighting for his state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... Yet that hasn’t stopped the UK government from freezing his basic state pension. And Edwards isn’t alone: there are 42 people living on the islands with a frozen UK pension, about half of whom are military veterans. ...
Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland image
.... But, says Grant, British “fawning” over Donald Trump alienates many Europeans, making them doubt we share their basic values. As for Britain’s contribution to European security – via its UN seat, Nato and its fabled military – that’s much admired. ...
Jack Monroe wins Katie Hopkins libel tweet case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:35:05 PM
....Ms Hopkins had "mistakenly" used Ms Monroe's Twitter handle instead of that of another columnist who had written about the war memorial incident, he said. Ms Monroe comes from a family with military connections - her father was in the British Army for seven years, while one of her brothers is a flying officer in the RAF. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... And big cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Agency for International Development, and National Public Radio are high on the Republican hit list. But the vast majority of federal spending is on entitlements, the military, and other proverbial “third rail” items that elected officials touch at their peril. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
.... . At the Def Con hacker gathering last year, Darpa, the US military research agency, ran a competition that let seven smart computer programs attack each other to see which was the best at defending itself. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
.... Among them are Guy Colegate and John Copleston, identified by De Pasquale in legal documents as having “previously worked for MI6”. Copleston was a “strategic investment adviser” at Shell who, as the UK’s former intelligence representative in Nigeria, had nurtured contacts at the highest levels of the country’s military and government. ...
China's economic concerns mount as thousands gather for congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:26:46 AM
....“This is a watershed year,” China politics analyst Willy Lam, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said of the political machinations. Anticipated to run for 10 days amid heavy security, the NPC kicks off with a splash of colour as delegates from China’s dozens of ethnic minorities arrive in traditional dress alongside military officers in full uniform – meant to reinforce national unity. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
....Republicans baulk at Trump's budget plan. Trump lays out hike in military spending. ...
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
.... For example, Congress turned his proposed tax cut for dividends into one for capital gains. Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was far more successful in pushing through tax-cutting reforms, as well as advancing the military buildup that helped win the cold war. ...
Top Republican says Trump's budget plan 'dead on arrival' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:09:20 PM
.... . In their letter to lawmakers more than 120 former military officers quoted the Defence Secretary, James Mattis, from his days as a field commander: "If you don't fully fund the State Department then I need to buy more ammunition. ...
Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
...." . The president, who vowed to increase military spending and preserve welfare programmes during his campaign, said the budget will focus on "military, safety, economic development". ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The big difference between the Gatwick departures and the upcoming “£69” hops from Scotland and Ireland is where passengers land in the US. In a move reminiscent of Ryanair’s notorious Frankfurt (Hahn) gambit – which involved the airline flying to an old military base 75 miles from the German hub – Norwegian will be offloading its New York passengers at Stewart international, an airport that has not hitherto troubled many international travellers. ...
Donald Trump, the master of unreality, must be resisted at every turn | Joseph Stiglitz image
....America’s leading media, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, have so far refused to normalise Trump’s abnegation of American values. It is not normal for the US to have a president who rejects judicial independence; replaces the most senior military and intelligence officials at the core of national security policymaking with a far-right media zealot; and, in the face of North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, promotes his daughter’s business ventures. ...
Global arms trade reaches highest point since cold war era image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 12:02:22 AM
....The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said on Monday that more weapons were delivered between 2012 and 2016 than any other five-year period since 1990. Saudi Arabia, which leads a military intervention in Yemen that has cost hundreds of civilian lives, was the world’s second largest importer after India, increasing its intake by 212%, mainly from the US and the UK. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
....There has also been a recognition that the US will always be out-gunned when it comes to corruption. Despite Eisenhower’s famous warning about the influence of the military-industrial complex, the US system of governance has checks and balances that limit criminal activities. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... In recent years Ministry of Defence cutbacks have led to the sector looking abroad for new sales, and the government, with one eye on the post-Brexit landscape, is keen on the strategy. Last month Theresa May heralded a £100m deal involving the UK defence giant BAE and the Turkish military, and many defence experts see this as a sign of things to come. ...
Trump means happy days are here again for the UK’s arms exporters | Paul Rogers image
....Because of Brexit, Theresa May is going to need Trump a lot more than he needs her, and this will almost certainly involve a continuing commitment to the US-led war against Islamic State, at a time when Trump plans to expand that war. For all the talk of isolationism there are clear signs of an increase in military adventurism. ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
....”. Delury said Xi’s primary foreign policy goal would remain unchanged: establishing China as the pre-eminent economic and military power in Asia. ...
Golf diplomacy: Japan's Abe hopes for strokes of genius to seal Trump trade pact image
....This weekend’s jaunt to Florida, for which Trump is reportedly footing the bill, will not be the first time Japanese and US leaders have attempted to bond over a game of golf. As prime minister, Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, played Dwight Eisenhower in Maryland in 1957 in what the media described as a “triumph of diplomacy” between the former wartime enemies, and which paved the way for today’s “unshakeable” military alliance. ...
Devil-may-care investors fall under spell of Trump-mania image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:31:01 PM
.... Bank shares have carried the US stock market higher ever since Trump said it was a priority. Another big bet is on a Trump-inspired spending spree by Congress on all manner of infrastructure projects, including the Mexican wall and on the military. ...
Why Donald Trump can't bully China on trade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:35:27 AM
.... The fate of China, and its role in the world, is now in the hands of the Chinese and their leaders. If the Trump administration thinks it can reset the clock by starting a trade war with China, it is as likely to accelerate China’s economic and military development as it is to slow it down. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....But enough companies have made the switch that there’s a new problem on the horizon: concentration. Way back in the late 1960s, Arpanet, the predecessor to the internet, was built with a decentralised model: no one server, university or military establishment could take down the network if it was removed. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
....He added that the move was to make clear the company “will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day”. Schultz said the initial focus would be in the US and for refugees who had served as interpreters for the US military, but it is not yet clear when the five-year period would begin, or whether people would be employed directly by Starbucks or by suppliers. ...
Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:46:50 PM
....Donald Trump has begun his effort to dismantle Barack Obama’s legacy, formally scrapping a flagship trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific rim. The new president also signed executive orders to ban funding for international groups that provide abortions, and placing a hiring freeze on non-military federal workers. ...
'Of the very greatest gravity’: key quotes from the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal image
.... The memo noted that the car was not part of the CAA [commercial consulting agreement] but: “One way or another we are going to have to deliver, and recover the costs as best we can. Seen against the future business, particularly in the military field, where to [Intermediary 1] could be obstructive, the cost is not great. ...
Driving the green market: Low-emissions vehicle manufacturer finds itself in high demand image
....”. Currency exchange fluctuations post Brexit cost Grayson £500,000, but the company, which also makes for the military, prison vehicle and motorhome markets among others, is focusing on US sales and improving productivity at home. ...
Thomas Cook to fly almost 1,000 Britons out of the Gambia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:06:02 AM
....The west African nation has become a political battleground following presidential elections last month, with incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh unwilling to hand over power to the winner in the polls, Adama Barrow. In response, the UK Foreign Office (FCO) are now advising against all but essential travel to the Gambia, citing the “deteriorating political situation and potential military intervention following the presidential elections on 1 December”. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
.... It will also pay $169m in penalties to the US Department of Justice and $25m to the Brazilian authorities. The anti-bribery investigations have undermined the reputation of the multinational, which sells turbines and engines for passenger jets and military aircraft around the globe. ...
'Europe's fate is in our hands': Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:54:18 PM
....”. Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said the criticism of Nato had caused concern in the political and military alliance. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
....”. The anti-bribery investigations have been embarrassing for the multinational, which sells turbines and engines for passenger jets and military aircraft across the globe. ...
Trump is a conservative – but that won't stop him sending deficits soaring image
....In the early 2000s, another Republican president, George W Bush, essentially followed Reagan’s playbook, again slashing taxes and sending deficits soaring. In 2012, at the height of the standoff between the Republican-controlled Congress and Democratic president Barack Obama over deficits and the national debt, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney proffered an economic plan that featured eye-popping deficits to finance tax cuts and higher military spending. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Delegates will also ponder the dangers posed by “weaponised” AI systems and smart robots. The WEF warns that autonomous weapons systems could be designed to “swarm” over a nation’s existing military defences, overwhelming them in a massive coordinated attack. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
....Many of this year’s guests, who include outgoing US vice-president Joe Biden, China’s two richest men, and London mayor Sadiq Khan, will travel on private jets to nearby airports before transferring by helicopter to escape the traffic on the approach to the picturesque town. So many jets are expected that the Swiss government has opened up Dübendorf military airfield, an 85-mile helicopter flight away, to accommodate them. ...
Protectionism's winds of change are blowing, but the left can make it work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:00:22 AM
.... To achieve this, a debate needs to be started about why Europe needs a progressive protectionism to replace the increasingly discredited Treaty of Rome with a “Treaty of Home Europe-wide”. Cross-border issues such as responding to non-European migration, climate change, pollution, crime and military security would still of course require intra-European cooperation. ...
A tank of my own image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:09:23 AM
.... That's because the machine has tracks like a tank, rather than wheels. The brothers claim that, thanks to its tracks, their vehicle can move at high speed across all kinds of rugged terrain in a similar fashion to its military counterpart - but unlike the latter, the EV2 is devoid of armaments. ...
East Timor axes Australia border treaty over oil reserves image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:02:59 AM
....Under the 2006 treaty, revenue from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field would be split evenly between the two countries. Australia played a pivotal role in helping East Timor get independence, through military support and then providing post-independence aid. ...
Boxing clever image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:26:28 AM
.... . Faced with an unholy logistical nightmare in trying to ship equipment to Vietnam, the military turned to McLean's container ships. ...
Trump's tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:54:38 PM
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... It is not, of course, a replica of the spirit of endurance that withstood aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe. Southern are not military aggressors. ...
Will Donald Trump's election put America first and global conflict next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 08:33:31 AM
.... And if the US no longer guarantees its Sunni allies’ security, all regional powers – including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt – might decide that they can defend themselves only by acquiring nuclear weapons, and even more deadly conflict will ensue. In Asia, US economic and military primacy has provided decades of stability; but a rising China is now challenging the status quo. ...
China Twitter boss leaves after seven months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 07:07:34 AM
.... . She also used to be in the Chinese military, and her apparent links with the Beijing government meant the appointment prompted concern from some China activists that it had hired somebody who was pro-China. ...
Robocop designer's real world robot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:29:56 AM
.... A South Korean company has unveiled a prototype for the world's first manned, two-legged robot. The four-metre high machine is reminiscent of the military robots found in the movie Avatar. ...
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The iPhone at 10 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 02:18:43 AM
....And the internet itself started as Arpanet - an unprecedented network of computers funded by the US Department of Defense in the early 1960s. GPS, of course, was a pure military technology, developed during the Cold War and opened up to civilian use only in the 1980s. ...
Rolls-Royce exploited US sanctions loopholes to trade with Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:30:15 AM
....Trading in Iran appears to have carried on despite the enormous political risk of being seen to avoid US sanctions. A quarter of Rolls-Royce’s entire £14bn revenue is generated in the US, with much of that reliant on military contracts. ...
What the US economy doesn't need from Donald Trump | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:19:56 AM
.... Decades of “cutting the fat” in government has left little to cut: federal government employment as a percentage of the population is lower today than it was in the era of small government under Ronald Reagan about 30 years ago. With so many former military officers serving in Trump’s cabinet or as advisers, even as Trump cozies up to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and anchors an informal alliance of dictators and authoritarians around the world, it is likely that the US will spend more money on weapons that don’t work to use against enemies that don’t exist. ...
Chris Grayling: Tory in combative mood to deal with rail union bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
....It came after he drew widespread condemnation for suggesting B&B owners should have the right to turn away gay couples if it was their own home, rather than a hotel. In a previous gaffe, he suggested the appointment of Gen Sir Richard Dannatt was a “political gimmick” without realising the military chief was to advise Cameron rather than Gordon Brown. ...
Engine of growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:07:35 AM
Donald Trump faces Senate backlash over ‘cabinet of billionaires’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
.... “The F-35 programme and cost is out of control,” Trump said on Twitter, a pronouncement that knocked Lockheed’s share price – and those of other defence contractors involved in the project, including Britain’s BAE. Trump went on to pledge: “Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after 20 January. ...
Yahoo hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 02:16:51 PM
....Yahoo said it suspected a state-sponsored attacker was involved in both thefts. Perhaps because information about the breach came from intelligence agencies that monitor the groups and military units that conduct these kinds of operations. ...
Rolls-Royce winning contracts legitimately key to growth, says CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:08:31 PM
....”. Rolls-Royce, which sells turbines and engines for passenger jets and military aircraft, has been accused of hiring a network of agents to help it land lucrative contracts. ...
Velvet dress sales put Zara owner firmly in fashion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:02:59 AM
. Velvet dresses, military blazers and mini-skirts helped Inditex, the owner of chains including Zara and Massimo Dutti, post a strong rise in sales for the nine months to October. ...
Urgent Brexit deal needed to avert banking job losses, peers to warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 06:06:17 PM
....Views are mixed in the City on the likely impact of a hard Brexit. One senior commercial banker described the loss of passporting rights as an “embuggerance” – British military slang for an obstacle in the way of progress – rather than a catastrophe and was more worried about future access to skilled European employees. ...
Trump's tweet about Lockheed-Martin cuts $4bn in value as share prices fall image
. Donald Trump scolded military jet manufacturer Lockheed Martin on for “out of control” costs on Monday, sending the defence contractor’s stock plummeting. ...
Lockheed Martin shares suffer after Trump F-35 tweet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 03:25:33 PM
....He tweeted: "F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20. ...
Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 12:52:51 PM
....Waking up in 2016, Keynes wants to know what’s happened in the past eight decades. He’s told that the mass unemployment of the 1930s finally came to an end but only because military production was ramped up by the great powers as they came to blows for the second time in a quarter of a century. ...
Carillion blames Whitehall upheaval after Brexit vote for orders fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:53:24 PM
....5bn achieved in the first half. Carillion, which maintains roads, railways and military bases, said government business slowed after the vote to leave the EU on 23 June and the change of government. ...
Trump says Air Force One Boeing order should be cancelled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 05:06:02 PM
....7bn for the project, "but expects this number to change". Boeing spokesman Todd Blecher, in a statement, said: "We are currently under contract for $170m to help determine the capabilities of these complex military aircraft that serve the unique requirements of the president of the United States. ...
Len McCluskey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:27:54 PM
.... . "It was lawful then to boycott cargoes that were coming into Liverpool and we were involved in the Chilean campaign against [military strongman General Augusto] Pinochet at the time, and Len was always at the forefront of these struggles. ...
Trump attacks China in Twitter outburst image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 11:31:52 AM
....US President-elect Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets criticising China for its monetary policy and its operations in the South China Sea. "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency" and "build a massive military complex?" he asked. ...
British arms companies buck global trend with increase in sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 12:01:08 AM
.... Lockheed and Boeing occupy the top two spots, with the UK’s BAE Systems in third place. Andre Fleurant, director of SIPRI’s arms and military expenditure programme, said: “Lockheed Martin remains the largest arms producer in the world. ...
So, Mike Ashley, can  we handle the truth? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
. In the 1992 courtroom drama A Few Good Men, the military lawyer played by Tom Cruise interrogates Jack Nicholson’s colonel Nathan Jessup about a death at a US naval base. ...
Rolls-Royce to cut 800 jobs from its marine business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:05:49 PM
.... The job cuts, whose location the company did not immediately specify, are in addition to the 1,000 posts it said would go last year. The maker of engines for military jets, ships and nuclear-powered submarines, is a year into a turnaround programme for the whole business. ...
Laser vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:15:23 AM
....Weapons, in other words. And yes, the military has always had a strong interest in deploying these highly-concentrated beams of light to blow missiles or satellites out of the sky. ...
Costain: 'Time to build new engineering talent pool' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:14:26 AM
....A report, from the Institution of Civil Engineers and construction giant, Costain, is calling for a "recruitment revolution" to avoid a skills gap. It says the solution is to attract a new wave of engineers, including ex-military personnel and young offenders. ...
Can Thailand's rice farmers survive low prices? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:11:58 AM
. Over the past month the military government in Thailand has announced subsidies for rice farmers of 38bn baht ($1. ...

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