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....Ford, which gave the world its first mass-market car, is witnessing the end of the internal combustion engine. Long-range electric and autonomous transport is tomorrow's technology, and the likes of General Motors, Toyota, and Volkswagen are ahead in the race to exploit it. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....4bn (£8bn) last year, the company has fallen out of favour on Wall Street and its stock has declined by 37% during Fields’ tenure. This year it was overtaken in stock market value by newcomer Tesla, which specialises in electric cars and is testing driverless vehicles, as investors focus on the future of transport. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The company has been looking recently to expand its upstream arm. Last month it struck a $250m (£192m) deal with BP to buy the Forties pipeline system, which transports nearly 40% of the UK North Sea's oil and gas production. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... To add to the pressure, Noel Edmonds, the TV celebrity, is leading the campaign for compensation for the victims of the fraud which took place in the run-up to the financial crisis. This week, Royal Bank of Scotland will be transported back to those calamitous days of 2008. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . In the even longer term, the big question for Opec is whether a shift away from oil-based transport fuels - in favour of electrically-powered vehicles, for example - will cast a shadow over the viability of their natural resources. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....O’Grady said: “A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. Communities that lack good jobs today could thrive tomorrow if they get proper investment in training, transport links, broadband and decent housing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. "Communities that lack good jobs today could thrive tomorrow if they get proper investment in training, transport links, broadband and decent housing. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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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. ...
TUC urges government to help boost pay as debt nears record levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:01:19 AM
....O’Grady said: “A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. Communities that lack good jobs today could thrive tomorrow if they get proper investment in training, transport links, broadband and decent housing. ...
TUC warns household debt will rise to £15,000 by 2020 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
...."A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. "Communities that lack good jobs today could thrive tomorrow if they get proper investment in training, transport links, broadband and decent housing. ...
Ineos to buy Dong Energy's oil and gas arm in £1bn deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 10:30:50 AM
....The company has been looking recently to expand its upstream arm. Last month it struck a $250m (£192m) deal with BP to buy the Forties pipeline system, which transports nearly 40% of the UK North Sea's oil and gas production. ...
Will Opec extend output cuts in bid to push up oil prices? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:07:36 PM
.... . In the even longer term, the big question for Opec is whether a shift away from oil-based transport fuels - in favour of electrically-powered vehicles, for example - will cast a shadow over the viability of their natural resources. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....4bn (£8bn) last year, the company has fallen out of favour on Wall Street and its stock has declined by 37% during Fields’ tenure. This year it was overtaken in stock market value by newcomer Tesla, which specialises in electric cars and is testing driverless vehicles, as investors focus on the future of transport. ...
Ford chairman denies that he fired chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:20:07 AM
....Ford, which gave the world its first mass-market car, is witnessing the end of the internal combustion engine. Long-range electric and autonomous transport is tomorrow's technology, and the likes of General Motors, Toyota, and Volkswagen are ahead in the race to exploit it. ...
Car loans, low rates, second mortgages: all the ingredients for a new credit crunch image
.... To add to the pressure, Noel Edmonds, the TV celebrity, is leading the campaign for compensation for the victims of the fraud which took place in the run-up to the financial crisis. This week, Royal Bank of Scotland will be transported back to those calamitous days of 2008. ...
How to measure success in the world of megaprojects | Jane Dudman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:09:48 AM
....Crossrail, HS2, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station: three massive infrastructure projects, costing billions of taxpayers’ money, and all subject to controversial and time-consuming debate before getting the go-ahead. But were these megaprojects in fact easier to get politicians to approve than other, smaller investments in UK infrastructure and transport?. ...
London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:02:02 AM
....Unlike the old tower, the new system will allow controllers to zoom in for a better view and put radar data onto the screen to track aircraft. BBC transport correspondent Richard Westcott says a critical new safety feature means the cameras will be able to pick out rogue drones near the airport, as well as light the runway at night. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....”. He added: “We’re doing this because we believe in a sustainable energy future, trying to accelerate the advent of clean transport and clean energy production, not because we think this is a way to get rich. ...
Anything to declare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
. The next time you take an international flight, how about transporting something in your suitcase for a complete stranger?. ...
VW emissions: bosses face investigation over claims they misled investors image
....The move by the European commission against Italy came despite a last-minute call for a postponement by its government. In a statement, Italy’s transport minister, Graziano Delrio, claimed there was a “need to delay the start of the infringement procedure” to allow for further clarifications. ...
Greeks walk out in general strike over cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:32:45 AM
. Hospitals, transport services and government offices across Greece have been severely affected by a general strike over new austerity measures. ...
Affordable art image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:00:59 PM
....The value of Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with Ermine painting was considered so great that when it was sent from its Polish home to the US, it was reportedly given its own first-class plane seat, as well as an armed guard to make sure it reached its destination intact. While this kind of treatment is exceptional, valuable paintings are typically transported in expensive protective crates complete with detectors to monitor humidity and temperature levels. ...
Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:27:11 PM
. Uber has come under further pressure in London after a union threatened legal action if the capital’s transport authority renews the taxi app’s licence without guaranteeing more rights for drivers. ...
Greek economy sinks back into recession image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:01:53 AM
.... . A 24-hour general strike planned on Wednesday is expected to disrupt transport and public services. ...
Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 08:23:51 AM
.... . Many firms, including Uber, are racing to develop driverless cars, which they hope can be paired with journey-booking systems to revolutionise transport. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
.... This is a fast-moving target. “Whoever wins the next election, they will face a serious challenge in upgrading the UK’s transport and communications network. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
....Almost every spare penny in Philip Hammond’s spring budget went on infrastructure spending – that infrastructure being almost exclusively roads. Hammond, a former transport minister, also kept fuel duty on hold to keep his audience of drivers sweet. ...
Pricey goodbye? The cheapest and most expensive places to die revealed image
....“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes” goes the saying, and cremation and burial fees are the ultimate “death tax” in that, barring a small number of cases, they are effectively an unavoidable cost. These fees also exclude the services of a funeral director and other costs such as a coffin, flowers and transportation. ...
The German economy is unbalanced – but Trump has the wrong answer image
.... In the current European environment of near-zero interest rates, there’s little risk that additional public investment will crowd out private investment. And Germany has massive unmet needs in health care, education, and communication and transportation infrastructure. ...
Firms 'hobbled' by poor mobile coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:36:37 AM
....They added: "Ofcom rules mean that virtually all UK premises must receive a 4G signal by the end of this year. "We're also making available valuable new airwaves to boost mobile broadband, and have challenged mobile operators to explore how to reach all remote areas and transport lines. ...
Whistleblower sparks Hyundai and Kia recall of 240,000 cars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 05:37:45 AM
....The ex-Hyundai employee raised concern about defects which affected 12 different car models. It is the first time the country's transport ministry has issued a compulsory vehicle recall. ...
Labour and National Grid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:35:47 PM
.... . The cost of transporting gas and electricity round the country accounts for 29% of the average dual-fuel (both gas and electricity) bill, according to Energy UK, up from 23% in 2010. ...
New Uber blow as European legal adviser says service should be licensed like taxis image
. Uber could be forced to adhere to local licensing laws in European cities, after a top legal adviser to Europe’s highest court said the US ride-hailing app should be regulated as a transport company. ...
European court aide rules Uber is a transport company image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:05:00 AM
. Uber is a transport firm that requires a licence to operate, a senior member of European Union's top court has said. ...
Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows image
....9bn over the month, with an increase in imports of goods from both EU and non-EU countries. The main drivers were greater volumes of imported machinery and transport equipment – mainly cars – as well as oils and chemicals. ...
Brexit's hard Irish border questions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:22:16 AM
...."It's two countries, but really the economy of the island of Ireland is, in most respects, one economy," said Ellvena Graham, vice-president of the Northern Irish Chambers of Commerce. Companies have set up close to the border to make use of the good transport links to Dublin, and unemployment rates in the border counties have fallen from about 25% at the height of the Troubles to about 3% - lower than the national average. ...
Uber should lose its licence if it doesn't improve workers' rights, say drivers image
....He added “Uber in turn also has a simple choice to make: obey the law on workers’ rights or forgo its license. It can be longer acceptable for TfL to literally license exploitation for London’s public transportation system. ...
Giant rabbit owners seek United payout: 'This case is about more than one rabbit' image
....Simon had been expected to grow to become the world’s largest rabbit. The owners are seeking the costs of buying and transporting him – estimated at $2,300 – as well as compensation for lost future earnings. ...
New rules spark sharp rise in health and safety fines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 03:43:11 PM
.... . BLM said that as a sector construction had paid the most in fines, followed by manufacturing, leisure, logistics and transport, industrials and the public sector. ...
CRUSADER: Credit card justice for stranded HOLIDAY-MAKERS image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 01:48:00 PM
. This was the second blow for the Heatons – dad Michael, mum Pamela and their two daughters, who at the start of their break in Menorca last July, were left stranded at the airport when the transport they had arranged to take them to their resort didn’t turn up. ...
Mine the gap: Transport for London hopes to profit from licensing its brand overseas image
....Nothing says London like the Routemaster bus, tube roundel logo or Harry Beck’s schematic underground network map. Now the capital’s transport authority is seeking to generate cash to reinvest in its tube, train and bus services, using these design classics to sell branded products overseas. ...
Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 02:59:06 PM
....The nuclear industry potentially stands to lose the most from leaving the EU. Buried in the small print of Theresa May’s Brexit bill in January was the news that Britain would quit a vital atomic power treaty: Euratom, which underpins the transport of nuclear fuel and other materials across Europe. ...
Diesel scrappage scheme being considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 12:51:15 PM
.... . "We needed a huge investment in public transport, serious taxation changes and a new Clean Air Act - but none of these solutions are in the plan. ...
Uber faces criminal probe in US over 'greyball' code image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:51:04 AM
.... . In those areas, transport regulation officials posed as passengers in a bid to prove that the company was operating illegally. ...
Hello Arizona   image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:27:10 PM
.... . It called for "public actions", such as tax breaks and investment in transport and housing, to keep New York competitive with international rivals and the smaller US cities nipping at its heels. ...
UK clean air strategy: Government to publish draft proposals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:07:01 PM
...."Successive governments have encouraged people to buy diesel. We don't want to see diesel drivers vilified, and we think the plans should also include properly funded incentives to help people move to cleaner forms of transport," said ClientEarth CEO James Thornton. ...
Bye bye paper fivers: shops to stop accepting old £5 notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 03:36:21 PM
....5 times longer than the paper notes. The Bank says that because of this, they are “better for the environment”, as it means printing fewer notes, which in turn means less energy is used in manufacturing and cash transportation. ...
UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:18:24 AM
....A spokeswoman said: "Ofcom rules mean that virtually all UK premises must receive a 4G signal by the end of this year. "We're also making available valuable new airwaves to boost mobile broadband, and have challenged mobile operators to explore how to reach all remote areas and transport lines. ...
United Airlines CEO calls passenger's removal a 'mistake of epic proportions' image
....The United Airlines chief executive, Oscar Munoz, has told a congressional committee that an incident in which a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight, prompting a blizzard of bad publicity, was a “mistake of epic proportions”. “It was a mistake of epic proportions, clearly, in hindsight,” a contrite Munoz told a hearing of the transportation committee of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. ...
Alarm sounded over delays to develop UK mini nuclear reactors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:58:50 AM
....Tom Greatrex, chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), said he shared the committee’s frustration and the competition had been “left hanging in the air”, with the roadmap for the reactors “lost somewhere in Whitehall”. Trawsfynydd in Wales, the site of a former nuclear power station, has been pitched by the Welsh government as a potential site for the UK’s first SMR, because of its transport and power links, and skilled former nuclear workers. ...
Samsung self-driving cars take fight to Apple, Uber and Google's Waymo image
....Samsung is stepping up its plans for self-driving cars to rival former Google project Waymo, Uber and Apple, bringing the key players from the battle for smartphone dominance to the brave new world of autonomous vehicles. The South Korean electronics manufacturer, which is the world’s largest smartphone maker and a chip giant in its own right, has been given permission to test its self-driving cars on public roads by the South Korean ministry of land, infrastructure and transport. ...
Ex-John Lewis boss defends £1m campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 12:43:22 PM
....Spending in the final weeks of campaigning is capped at £130,000, but there is no limit before then. On Thursday, six people will bid to become the region's first metro mayor, taking on powers over economic development, education and skills, housing and transport. ...
On the buses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:31:11 PM
....Greater Manchester, like many other urban areas, has no such system. But with an estimated 210 million passenger journeys taking place by bus in Greater Manchester every year - 79% of all public transport journeys, ahead of 9% by train and 12% by tram - there is a belief that something needs to change to "fulfil basic customer requirements". ...
Battery bonanza image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
.... . We're still a long way from a world in which electricity grids and transport networks can operate entirely on renewables and batteries. ...
Is Triodos the ethical bank that could replace the Co-op? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
.... Unpaid items will incur a £5 charge, with a maximum monthly charge of £50. Triodos claims that for many years people have been able to make positive choices about things such as food, energy and transport, but not banking. ...
MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 01:27:41 AM
....The committee also said local authorities should prepare land for home building. That would include providing the infrastructure needed, such as roads and public transport. ...
Brent Delta platform removed from legs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 05:07:21 PM
.... . It has been lifted on to a huge purpose-built ship which will transport it to England to be scrapped. ...
TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
....Since he posted the video of his maiden flight in the UK, Mr Browning has had huge interest in his flying suit. But he insists the project remains "a bit of fun" and is unlikely to become a mainstream method of transportation. ...
Vauxhall 'reckless' over Zafira fires, say MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:00:16 PM
.... . Analysis: Richard Westcott, BBC transport correspondent. ...
AA boss shortlisted for economics prize for ‘road miles’ allowance plan image
.... “It’s a way of giving free access to the road network but safeguarding further revenues rather than introducing a nationwide charging system that would be political suicide,” he said. The Kings are joined on the shortlist by an eclectic mix of transport planners from Australia, a Hungarian graduate and a stay-at-home mother who is expecting her third child imminently. ...
United Airlines to offer up to $10,000 for forfeiting seat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:53:35 AM
....Shocking footage was shared and watched by millions of people online. The latest incident to hit United Airlines's reputation came on Wednesday when it announced an investigation into the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. ...
Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:28:42 AM
....While it may sound more like science fiction than reality, the company is targeting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai to launch the first Uber Elevate Network demonstration. And Uber hopes to have its flying taxi service transporting customers as soon as 2023. ...
United Airlines investigates giant bunny death image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:18:59 AM
. United Airlines is investigating the death of a giant rabbit which was being transported on one of its planes. ...
Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:01:47 AM
.... But as the cars communicate, update on hazards, and automatically react, is the time coming when a human driver is not just redundant but an active danger?. A driverless transport trial started this month in Greenwich, south-east London, with members of the public invited to climb aboard Harry – a version of the pod vehicles used at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, souped-up with lasers, sensors and £20,000 worth of autonomous technology. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....They could help us reduce energy usage by making better use of resources and improve care for the elderly by finding more time for meaningful human contact. In the area of transport, machine learning will power autonomous vehicles. ...
Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:01 PM
....The SMMT said that, on average, modern diesel vans use around 50% less fuel than petrols, which means lower fuel bills for operators and a knock-on benefit for consumers and taxpayers. Mike Hawes, the SMMT's chief executive, said, "Commercial vehicles play an essential but often overlooked role in keeping Britain functioning, performing jobs and transporting vital goods and services that we all rely on every day. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....First, the good. Technology has eliminated diseases such as smallpox and has all but eradicated others, such as polio; enabled space exploration; sped up transportation; and opened new vistas of opportunity for finance, entertainment, and much else. ...
Energy price cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:31 AM
....Under this system, the CMA has come up with an initial maximum figure for prices in each region of the UK, usually in line with the cheapest existing ppm tariff. That number is adjusted every six months, taking into account wholesale energy costs, inflation, environmental obligations and the cost of transporting energy around the network. ...
How disabled travellers still face discrimination by airlines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
....He advises travellers with mobility equipment worth over £1,200 to make a “special declaration of interest” when they book their flight. This is akin to an insurance policy covering the transport of goods worth more than the cap set by the Montreal Convention. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
....But an erstwhile colleague has rejected the opportunity to regain his seat in Lewes in East Sussex. Norman Baker, the former transport minister who later quit the Home Office in 2014 after finding working with Theresa May a “constant battle”, sighs: “I don’t need to do the same thing over and over again, that’s the definition of madness. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
.... Rival bidder Mace had threatened legal action over conflicts within the bid team at CH2M, which was aided by HS2’s former chief of staff. HS2’s chairman, Sir David Higgins, and the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, denied there was any advantage or wrongdoing, although new procedures to scrutinise bids are to be put in place. ...
Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
....The figures come from Which? in a report this week which looks at what retired people really spend, and how much you need to finance that. It surveyed 2,700 retired and semi-retired Which? members and found that, on average, retired couples spend £18,000 a year on life’s essentials – food, heating, transport etc – and £26,000 a year once the extras are included, such as holidays. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
....The ad said the year-long, full-time placement was open to undergraduate students and would be entirely unpaid, although the company would cover travel costs – but only those incurred in central London. Anyone journeying in from suburbia would have to foot their transport bill themselves. ...
Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:41 AM
.... . The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. ...
Food and fuel inflation 'hitting UK supply chain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:00:38 AM
....The pound has fallen by about 16% against the dollar since the Brexit vote last June, pushing up the cost of imported goods. According to the research, industrial transportation and logistics businesses experienced the largest increase in significant financial distress in the first quarter of 2017 - up 46% year-on-year - largely due to rising fuel costs. ...
Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....”. Labour MP Steve Rotherham, the frontrunner to win the mayoral race, has suggested his priorities are affordable housing, transport and skills. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....There was also evidence to suggest that the impact of automation would be geographically concentrated and so widen the north-south divide. The IPPR research said that in four sectors alone – retail, hospitality, transport and manufacturing – 5m jobs were at risk, adding that a particular concern to ministers should be industries ripe for automation with a high proportion of workers least able to adapt. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... Four days on the road from the rump of England to north-west Spain! He once took quails’ eggs to Norway; collected beer from the Czech Republic. Not long ago, Wilkes says, he undertook an all-nighter to France, transporting a tray of ready meals from a supermarket in London to a film studio in Paris. ...
UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
....A more significant challenge to the northern powerhouse lies in the ageing road and rail network, which business leaders say is causing Britain to lose out on potentially billions of pounds in growth and thousands of jobs. The trade minister, Greg Hands, was lobbied privately recently by entrepreneurs to sort out the north’s woeful transport infrastructure at a networking event to mark the launch of the Virgin Atlantic flight. ...
United Airlines to refund tickets for all customers on infamous flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:40:06 AM
....Also Wednesday, a Chicago alderman said representatives from United and the city’s aviation department have been summoned before a city council committee to answer questions about the confrontation at O’Hare Airport. The US transportation department announced Tuesday that it was reviewing Sunday’s events to see if United violated rules on overselling flights. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....com to argue as to how Uber’s bulldozer approach to entering new markets sees it sidestep regulators, bully competitors and mistreat employees. These have been distilled into a seven-step playbook outlining the ride-hailing company’s modus operandi as it colonizes cities across the world and disrupts their transportation economies. ...
Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut | George Monbiot image
.... Money, markets, taxation and public investment would be designed to conserve and regenerate resources rather than squander them. State-owned banks would invest in projects that transform our relationship with the living world, such as zero-carbon public transport and community energy schemes. ...

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