Monday, 16 July 2018

Business

Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures

EDINBURGH: Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L) to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve. The Edinburgh-based bank, which has been owned by the British government since being rescued during ...

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Facebook opens new London HQ, create 800 new jobs

LONDON: Facebook has this morning cut the red ribbon of its new London office, home to the tech giant’s biggest engineering hub outside the US. Located in Rathbone Place, Facebook has said its new building will be home to 800 new jobs – meaning the total number of staff working ...

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difference between sell-by and best before dates

LONDON: If you find yourself throwing away a bin bag full of food that’s past it’s best, it’s time for you to reconsider. As Dan Cluderay and Andy Needham , the founders of Approved Food, a website that sells products which are past their best before date, explain: “Every year ...

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Winklevoss twins become world’s first bitcoin billionaires

SINGAPORE: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss – the Harvard University rowing twins who famously sued Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole their idea for Facebook – have just become the world’s first bitcoin billionaires, say media reports. The 36-year-old brothers lost their case against Zuckerberg but received a settlement of US$65 million ...

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All lines in and out of London Euston reopen

LONDON: Railway services between Scotland and London Euston are returning to normal, after major disruption throughout the day. Services were cancelled this morning, because of damage to overhead wires near Euston. They included the West Coast Mainline between Euston and Glasgow and Edinburgh, which stops at stations in Cumbria and ...

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The worlds most expensive handbag sells for GBP 283,000

HONG KONG: A rare Hermès Birkin bag sold at auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong for a whopping $382,000 USD – (GBP 283,000),  setting a record for the priciest handbag ever sold at an auction. A similar style was scooped up at Christie’s for around $377,000 in 2016. The coveted ...

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Delivery driver contracted by Amazon poops in driveway

CALIFORNIA: The owner of a South Sacramento home was left with more than what he ordered when his package arrived Tuesday afternoon. Nemy Bautista got home around 3 p.m. to find a large piece of poop at the end of his driveway. He figured it was from a neighbor’s dog ...

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Toys R Us preparing to close a quarter of its UK stores

Toys R Us is preparing to close a quarter of its 106 UK stores, it is understood. The toy giant, which has a large store at St George’s Retail Park and another much smaller shop in the city’s Highcross, is believed to be considering shutting a quarter of its 106 ...

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