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....”. Wiplier told Le Figaro newspaper that easyJet had scheduled far too many flights during the summer, especially at weekends, when the chances of cancellation are eight times higher. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company, which supplies technologies for the Internet of Things, where items such as fridges and cars are connected to the internet, said investigators at the law firm CMS had found that the evidence showed “an indictment was issued against Oozi Cats in the US and this fact was knowingly withheld from advisers”. Questions about Cats’s real identity were raised last week by the financial blog Share Prophets and Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano, which had spotted that Cats and Katz (and their respective wives, both called Ruth Katz) appeared to share the same birthday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In people per sq km, that’s like 30 million visitors descending on, say, Colwyn Bay or Winchester. In a survey by a local newspaper last year, tourists’ main complaint about Barcelona was that there were too many tourists. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Last week, culture secretary Karen Bradley again postponed calling in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to scrutinise the deal, asking media regulator Ofcom to further examine the Murdochs and their adherence to broadcasting standards. Bradley has said she intends to call in the competition regulator to scrutinise media plurality issues (as the deal would see the Murdochs controlling UK assets ranging from Sky News to the Sun and Times newspapers), but has not made up her mind about whether to ask it to also look at broadcasting standards issues. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But here I would have taken charge personally. It is all far too important,” Schröder, a Social Democrat who Merkel defeated in 2005, told Swiss tabloid newspaper Blick. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Donald Trump’s decision to order an investigation into allegedly unfair Chinese trade practices will “poison” relations between the two countries, a state-run newspaper has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Murdochs had hoped approval would come in June, but Ofcom decided to extend its review into whether the deal makes the Murdochs too powerful. The regulators have also scrutinized whether they are fit and proper owners, a question that has lingered since this newspaper broke the phone hacking story six years ago that forced the shuttering of the Murdochs’ largest British newspaper, the News of the World. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The changes are included in a new energy label which also reduces the maximum wattage from 1,600 to 900 for any model manufactured or sold in the EU. That follows an earlier (and controversial) energy label introduced in September 2014, which cut the maximum wattage to 1,600 and became a cause celebre among anti-EU campaigners, following stories in some newspapers that claimed “Now Europe wants to make it harder to clean your carpets”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch's summer of despair? | Jill Abramson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:00:36 AM
....The Murdochs had hoped approval would come in June, but Ofcom decided to extend its review into whether the deal makes the Murdochs too powerful. The regulators have also scrutinized whether they are fit and proper owners, a question that has lingered since this newspaper broke the phone hacking story six years ago that forced the shuttering of the Murdochs’ largest British newspaper, the News of the World. ...
French pilots claim easyJet is risking safety by scheduling too many flights image
....”. Wiplier told Le Figaro newspaper that easyJet had scheduled far too many flights during the summer, especially at weekends, when the chances of cancellation are eight times higher. ...
Telit Communications chief fired after fraud allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:30:14 AM
....The company, which supplies technologies for the Internet of Things, where items such as fridges and cars are connected to the internet, said investigators at the law firm CMS had found that the evidence showed “an indictment was issued against Oozi Cats in the US and this fact was knowingly withheld from advisers”. Questions about Cats’s real identity were raised last week by the financial blog Share Prophets and Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano, which had spotted that Cats and Katz (and their respective wives, both called Ruth Katz) appeared to share the same birthday. ...
Trump trade investigation will 'poison' relations with China, media warns image
. Donald Trump’s decision to order an investigation into allegedly unfair Chinese trade practices will “poison” relations between the two countries, a state-run newspaper has said. ...
Angela Merkel rival takes aim at German car chiefs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:02:27 PM
.... But here I would have taken charge personally. It is all far too important,” Schröder, a Social Democrat who Merkel defeated in 2005, told Swiss tabloid newspaper Blick. ...
Fox’s chances of securing Sky depend on the football result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:59:06 AM
....Last week, culture secretary Karen Bradley again postponed calling in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to scrutinise the deal, asking media regulator Ofcom to further examine the Murdochs and their adherence to broadcasting standards. Bradley has said she intends to call in the competition regulator to scrutinise media plurality issues (as the deal would see the Murdochs controlling UK assets ranging from Sky News to the Sun and Times newspapers), but has not made up her mind about whether to ask it to also look at broadcasting standards issues. ...
Tourist areas need investment in jobs, not just better roads | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
....​Jon ChoppinBlandford ForumDorset. You don’t add that so many of our newspapers are owned by rich men with their own agenda – ie Brexit and low taxes – which they push. ...
Noisy vacuum cleaners will bite the dust under new EU rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....The changes are included in a new energy label which also reduces the maximum wattage from 1,600 to 900 for any model manufactured or sold in the EU. That follows an earlier (and controversial) energy label introduced in September 2014, which cut the maximum wattage to 1,600 and became a cause celebre among anti-EU campaigners, following stories in some newspapers that claimed “Now Europe wants to make it harder to clean your carpets”. ...
Barcelona adds Segway ban to curbs on tourism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 10:27:01 AM
.... In people per sq km, that’s like 30 million visitors descending on, say, Colwyn Bay or Winchester. In a survey by a local newspaper last year, tourists’ main complaint about Barcelona was that there were too many tourists. ...
News Corp posts $817m loss after falls in value of newspaper and pay TV assets image
. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has posted an $817m financial year loss on the back of dramatic falls in the value of newspapers in the UK and Australia and write downs at Australian pay TV platform Foxtel. ...
Dame Helen Alexander, first female head of CBI, dies aged 60 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 10:39:40 PM
....Businesswoman Dame Helen Alexander, the first female president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has died aged 60, the Economist has announced. Alexander, who was chief executive of the Economist Group between 1997 and 2008, died on Saturday, the newspaper said. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
.... After a two-year standoff he used the stake as leverage in an asset swap that won him Murdoch’s controlling stake in DirecTV, the largest satellite business in the US. He had the chance to strike again in 2011 when a weakened Murdoch was forced to pull his $8bn bid to take full control of Sky as the phone-hacking scandal engulfed his UK newspaper business. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
.... Phillip Blond was a conservative philosopher and theologian with a declamatory, slightly old-fashioned persona and prose style who had lectured for years at a small Church of England higher-education college based in Cumbria and Lancashire. In 2008, he began publishing newspaper articles attacking the Thatcherites and New Labour as co-conspirators. ...
Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 10:52:41 AM
.... It is feared the illegal substance was mixed with an insecticide used legally in the keeping of chickens to improve its effectiveness. The Dutch newspaper Trouw suggested one of the companies may have had clients in the UK, France and Poland, although there is no suggestion so far that contaminated eggs are being sold in those countries. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... They are, understandably, worried. “I was horrified when I saw the court papers, which listed all these negative things we were supposed to have said about the hotel,” Sean Bondarenko told a Sunday newspaper. ...
'No more brilliant jerks' – Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber image
....Saint John joined last month after being feted by Huffington and Kalanick in May, when the trio met for an eight-hour meeting at Huffington’s Los Angeles home, according to the New York Times. “Arianna gave me all of the problems at Uber straight, no chaser,” Saint John told the newspaper. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
.... He is often called the “Jeff Bezos of China”, and there are clear similarities. Both built e-commerce empires and, like Bezos and the Washington Post, Ma even owns a an old established newspaper, in his case Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. ...
London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:22:56 PM
....In 2013, the building’s south-facing glass facade channelled the sun’s rays into a beam of heat, which melted the bumper of a Jaguar, blistered painted shopfronts and singed carpets. The heat was so intense that a journalist on a City newspaper managed to fry an egg on the pavement. ...
Guardian Media Group cuts losses by more than a third image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:00 AM
....5m in the year to 2 April, thanks to the popularity of its membership scheme, one-off contributions and growth in international operations. Paid-for membership, a core part of the Guardian’s plans to counteract the steep falls in print ad revenue affecting all newspaper publishers and slow digital ad growth, rose from 50,000 to more than 230,000 in the year to 2 April. ...
Standards body unveils plan to crack down on sexist advertisements image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
....”. The ASA’s report will now be handed to the Committee of Advertising Practice, which sets the UK ad code across all forms of media – from TV and newspapers to billboards and online ads – to develop new standards to be turned into rules and enforced by the ad watchdog. ...
Carolyn McCall to become ITV chief executive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:15:51 AM
....McCall, who was brought up in India and Singapore, joins as ITV faces headwinds from a slump in the TV ad market and the stalling of ITV Studios, which makes shows including Coronation Street, Come Dine With Me, Victoria and Poldark. McCall joined GMG in 1986 and rose through the commercial ranks to become chief executive of the newspaper business, Guardian News & Media, in 2000 and of the parent company in 2006. ...
UK 'sleepwalking' into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....”. The government’s approach to Brexit talks has not been helped by apparent splits on the issue, which saw newspapers run damaging leaks about the chancellor, Philip Hammond, from cabinet discussions on two successive days last week. ...
Is your money safe? Banks letting payments through WITHOUT your Pin or signature image
.... . A Barclays spokesman told the newspaper: "Our systems closely monitor transaction behaviour where a signature authorisation is requested, to identify and prevent fraud. ...
ITV closes in on naming easyJet's Carolyn McCall as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:47:41 PM
....If McCall emerges as the new chief executive of ITV, which is 25% bigger than easyJet by market capitalisation at £7bn, she will become Britain’s most powerful female TV executive. She was previously the chief executive of Guardian Media Group, the owner of the Guardian and Observer newspapers, and comes with a strong background in media sales. ...
Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 04:28:14 AM
.... If the critics of globalisation could be dismissed before because of their lack of economics training, or ignored because they were in distant countries, or kept out of sight by a wall of police, their sudden political ascendancy in the rich countries of the west cannot be so easily discounted today. Over the past year, the opinion pages of prestigious newspapers have been filled with belated, rueful comments from the high priests of globalisation – the men who appeared to have defeated the anti-globalisers two decades earlier. ...
Post-Brexit London is open for business (no matter how grubby) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:21:05 PM
....It is astonishing that Soriot and his employer left this question hanging in the air all day on Thursday. Israeli newspaper Calcalist reported on Wednesday that Soriot is about to quit to join Israeli outfit Teva Pharmaceuticals and seemed confident about the details of his new remuneration package, down to the signing-on fee of $20m. ...
Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market image
.... “There are allegations of some of them having been bribed in the past,” said Joel Gitali, chief executive of the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance. BAT whistleblower Paul Hopkins, who worked in Africa for BAT for 13 years, told a British newspaper he paid bribes on the company’s behalf to the Kenya Revenue Authority for access to information BAT could use against its Kenyan competitor, Mastermind. ...
EasyJet's Carolyn McCall is favourite to take over at ITV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:48:15 PM
....Since joining easyJet in 2010, McCall has turned the airline into one of Europe’s best-performing airlines. She was previously the chief executive of Guardian Media Group, the owner of the Guardian and Observer newspapers. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
.... Add Netflix and Amazon Prime in to that pot of trouble, plus the necessity to make big, expensive Rivieras to compete, and the good UK times for Sky may be over. Will Rupert – and especially James – want to pay top dollar next year when the CMA makes up its mind? Will there be any enthusiasm for spending more and more to keep the drag-anchor of Sky News in business? Will newspapers – even the loss-making Sun – be safe from sale or shake-out?. ...
Murdochs or the Enlightenment? Only one will take Britain forward | Will Hutton image
.... (Full declaration: I served as a trustee of the Scott Trust). Thus our newspapers have become creatures of owners who need observe no obligation to serve the public interest of disseminating trusted news. ...
The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky takeover: not a done deal | Editorial image
.... While the billionaire was told his bid to buy the 61% of Sky that he does not own could give him too much power over the news and the political process in Britain, Mr Murdoch would have also heard that he and his family were “fit and proper” holders of a UK broadcast licence. The culture of law-breaking unearthed at the turn of the decade in Murdoch newspapers over phone hacking saw executives jailed, multimillion-pound payouts to victims and grovelling public apologies from the media mogul. ...
Ofcom has concerns about Murdoch power in UK if Sky bid allowed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:55:06 PM
....The regulator concluded that Rupert Murdoch and his son James would have too much influence over the British media. “The proposed transaction would give the Murdoch family trust material influence over news providers with a significant presence on television, radio, printed newspapers and online,” said Ofcom in its most important report on the proposed Sky takeover. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
.... The Competition and Markets Authority must conduct a thorough review of the proposed Fox takeover, taking all the time it needs to assess its likely impact on the provision of news and entertainment in the UK. The deal would make the UK’s dominant media company – which has a near 35% share of the newspaper market – more dominant still. ...
Osborne gets job number six – an honorary professorship in Manchester image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:40:34 AM
....Fellow project figureheads Lord O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs economist, and Sir Howard Bernstein, former Manchester city council boss, are also honorary professors. As well as running the London daily newspaper, Osborne remains chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), a business lobby group he set up in September to boost the northern economy. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
....Bradley told MPs the warning by Ofcom that media plurality would be reduced was “unambiguous” and “persuasive”. Ofcom’s report shows that if the deal goes ahead Murdoch businesses would have the third largest total reach of any news provider – lower only than the BBC and ITN – and would uniquely operate across television, radio, newspapers and online. ...
Sky's the limit? How broadcaster has fared over three decades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:05:49 AM
....JuneMurdoch’s BSkyB stake moves to newly created TV and film company 21st Century Fox, which is spun out of News Corporation into a separately listed public company. His newspapers, including the Sun, Times and Sunday Times, become part of a second company, News Corp. ...
The Guardian view on Murdoch’s Sky plan: a blow to media plurality | Editorial image
.... The broadcasting regulator Ofcom identified the need to promote “plurality and preventing undue influence by any one media owner”. If this deal went through then the Murdochs would control a third of the paid-for newspaper circulation, one of two 24-hour news channels, a sizeable amount of radio news and a popular news website. ...
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....During its investigation after Murdoch’s previous attempt to take over Sky, Ofcom found it remained a fit and proper owner of a broadcast licence. However, the regulator published a scathing assessment of James Murdoch, the then chief executive of his father’s newspaper group and chair of Sky, finding that his conduct had repeatedly fallen short of the standards expected. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
.... Europe isn’t just one more tick on some routine policy list. It is history and emotion … even for newspaper editors. ...
Google and Facebook 'will lose millions in ads over extremism fears' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:14:48 AM
....”. Despite the advertiser pullback, traditional media owners offering so-called “brand-safe” environments, such as the websites of newspaper and magazine publishers and on TV companies’ digital services, are not forecast by GroupM to see a major boost in ad spend. ...
Plant nursery continues to nurse customer grudges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:59:29 AM
.... We would average maybe five complaints a year out of several hundred orders. We would hope any newspaper thinks about this prior to publishing hatred and untruths. ...
I flew with Austrian Airlines between two high-security airports … without trace image
....How you managed to fly between two high-security airports without leaving a trace is a mystery that should alarm security officials. Austrian Airlines refuses my request for a comment, but tells Austrian newspaper Die Presse that it can only assume your boarding pass did not scan properly at the departure gate and your name was therefore removed from the passenger list 10 minutes before take off. ...
Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ image
....However, the takeover collapsed because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Murdoch’s News of the World. Since then, Murdoch has hived off his newspapers into a separate company, News Corp, while the new takeover vehicle, 21st Century Fox, comprises his TV and film businesses. ...
Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
....The fossil fuel companies announced their backing for the plan alongside other major firms including Unilever, PepsiCo, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. In a full-page newspaper ad on Tuesday, the companies called for a “consensus climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our shared environment”. ...
Brexiters have voted for a poverty even worse than austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... This was denied the people of this country, who have finally rebelled. Way back in 1980, in the early stages of Mrs Thatcher’s sado-monetarist regime, the great JK Galbraith wrote in this newspaper: “British social services and social insurance soften what elsewhere might be intolerable hardship. ...
BAE 'secretly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:01:23 PM
....”. The BBC said that during its investigation, conducted by its Arabic service in collaboration with the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information, it had approached the Middle Eastern governments for a comment and received no response. ...
Bosses are right: political uncertainty will damage the economy | Nils Pratley image
.... It would be Theresa May U-turn worth cheering. It’s ghastly when self-important business leaders write mass-signature letters to newspapers telling people how to vote. ...
German authorities free Britons detained after easyJet flight diverted image
.... It said air traffic was affected for several hours as a result of the incident. Bild newspaper quoted a spokesman for the German federal police as saying the pilot decided to land the aircraft in Cologne after passengers told airline personnel they had heard the men using words including “bomb” and “explosive”. ...
Criminal gang arrested for selling Apple users' private data in China image
.... The sale of personal information is common in China, which implemented a controversial new cybersecurity law aimed at protecting the country’s networks and private user information on 1 June. In December, an investigation by the Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper exposed a black market for private data gathered from police and government databases. ...
Germany fears big losses over tax scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:14:16 PM
.... As the German broadcaster ARD wryly noted, that would have paid for repairs to a lot of schools and bridges. The newspaper Die Zeit adds that the sum would more than cover the cost of the refugee influx for a year. ...
Tennis player faces legal action over Special K nickname image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 07:16:27 AM
....It initiated court proceedings to defend the Special K trademark which it has owned in Australia for 59 years. Kokkinakis, 21, wants to use the brand on clothing and other merchandise, according to The Advertiser newspaper. ...
Special K: tennis player in legal battle with Kellogg's over nickname image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 12:00:21 AM
....Kellogg’s wants to stop the 21-year-old from using the term Special K as part of a branding campaign that would include clothing and tennis wear, the Adelaide Advertiser says. “Special K is obviously an iconic cereal brand for Kellogg’s in Australia,” a spokeswoman for the company’s Australian division told the newspaper. ...
Mail makes gains (but not profits) in the battle to break America image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 06:00:16 AM
. While the Tories produce yet another vague manifesto pledge to deliver “media sustainability” in the digital era, newspapers are having to fend for themselves. ...
How do I help my father whose eyesight is fading fast? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....My 87-year-old father’s eyesight is declining rapidly. I want to buy some low-vision aids that will help him with newspapers, bills and books. ...
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Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
.... Our package promised something like 10Mbps, but in reality mustered 3Mbps. Web pages took an age to load, YouTube videos or clips on newspaper websites stuttered – it wasn’t even fast enough to run the Super8Pool game on my phone (trivial you might think, but I was a pool ace!). ...
'I lived in fear of brown envelopes': being chased by the taxman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... In the first interview, an enquiry officer asked about Walton’s job as a freelance journalist and honed in on a David Beckham book he had claimed as an expense. Walton, who had tried to line up an interview with the ex-footballer, showed newspaper clippings to demonstrate that he had interviewed celebrities. ...
Big energy firms lobby Theresa May to water down price cap pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:23:19 PM
.... “There has been absolutely no watering down or changes to our plans to cap energy prices and to suggest otherwise is simply wrong,” a Conservative spokesman said. A source at one of the big six suppliers said that while the manifesto language was “softer” than May’s broadside against “rip-off” energy prices in the Sun newspaper, they were not celebrating, saying: “From our point of view, we’re definitely not cracking the champagne open. ...
Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 09:03:43 AM
. How Facebook censors what its users see has been revealed by internal documents, the Guardian newspaper says. ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
.... Hard-line Brexiters, committed to an end to the free movement of labour, might well find this unpalatable. Indeed, one of the big food-sector bodies told me they received off-the-record calls from civil servants warning them to shut up, because they had been quoted in newspapers talking about the seriousness of the labour supply to the food chain. ...
Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:31:38 PM
....Stocks plunged more than 10% at the start of trading, prompting circuit breakers to kick in and halt dealings. President Temer was forced to deny a newspaper report that he had given consent to paying off a witness in a huge corruption scandal. ...
EU insists trade deals must meet its labour  and competition standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:21:29 AM
....The comprehensive economic and trade agreement, known as Ceta, was signed off by the EU and Canada in 2016, after seven years of negotiation led by Vestager’s colleague, the trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmström. “I think the work done by Cecilia is a model of how modern trade agreements can look,” Vestager said in an interview with the Guardian and other European newspapers. ...
Kelvin MacKenzie leaves the Sun 'by mutual consent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 03:07:07 PM
. Columnist Kelvin MacKenzie's contract with the Sun newspaper has been "terminated by mutual consent", the paper's publisher has said. ...
Let’s move to… Thetford, Norfolk: ‘A rum old mix’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:30:22 PM
....What’s going for it? We’ve had Essex Man, Worcester Woman and the Man on the Clapham Omnibus. But these days, if editors of newspapers and broadcast news programmes want to hear “the voice of the people”, deepest, darkest Thetford seems to be where they dispatch their journalists. ...
Nuisance call firm Keurboom hit with record fine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:41:22 PM
...."The unprecedented scale of its campaign and Keurboom's failure to co-operate with our investigation has resulted in the largest fine issued by the Information Commissioner for nuisance calls," said Steve Eckersley, head of enforcement at the ICO. Keurboom director Greg Rudd told the Mirror newspaper that he found cold-calling "annoying" but said it was "part of life". ...
21st Century Fox hit by lack of blockbusters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:14:26 PM
....The Murdoch family controls a large media empire. Its News Corp, which was spun out of 21st Century Fox in 2013, owns major newspapers in the UK, Australia and the US, including the Sun, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. ...
Sun trap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:07:44 PM
...."I would say that there would be a very significant cost advantage over silicon, but it's also about the utility - silicon can't be used on the tops of automobiles, or on the cover of your laptop," says Dr Hatton. Also, they "could be fabricated using a roll-to-roll process - it's how you print a newspaper - and is a very well established technology," he says. ...
'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment image
....The British media regulator, Ofcom, is examining whether it is in the public interest for the Murdoch-owned company to take full ownership of Sky, of which it already owns 39%. A previous bid from the Murdochs to buy Sky was abandoned after a scandal over phone hacking at Murdoch-owned newspapers. ...
Impact of UK foreign aid diluted by pursuing national interest, says IFS image
....”. May has been under pressure from some of her own MPs and from Conservative-supporting newspapers to cut aid spending, but announced last month that she would be renewing the 0. ...
Guardian Soulmates users hit with spam after data exposure image
....Information from users' profiles was included in the spam messages. The Guardian newspaper's publisher, which runs the service, said "human error" was at fault. ...
Private equity bids $2.5bn for Sydney Morning Herald owner image
. The owner of Australian newspapers including the Sydney Morning Herald is in takeover talks with a North American private equity consortium. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
....During its investigation after Murdoch’s previous attempt to take over Sky in 2010, which was derailed by the phone-hacking scandal, Ofcom found that Sky remained a fit and proper owner of a broadcast licence. However, it published a scathing assessment of James Murdoch, the then chief executive of his father’s UK newspaper group and chair of Sky, finding that his conduct had repeatedly fallen short of the standards expected. ...
UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:07:01 PM
...." . According to newspaper reports, the government has agreed to back a "targeted" scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, but limited to vehicles in areas of high pollution. ...
Royal Mint admits faulty £1 coins are in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:04:54 PM
.... . The Sun newspaper has spoken to a number of people reporting warped coins, although doubts have been raised about the cause of reported highly-damaged coins. ...
New Zealand media merger: watchdog blocks tie-up of biggest print companies image
. A media merger between New Zealand’s two largest print media companies has been rejected because it would have concentrated ownership to an “unprecedented level” and reduced healthy competition in the newspaper sector. ...

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