Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Business

Man dreams of lottery numbers, wins $400,000

DOLLAR

A Virginia man who played lottery numbers he saw in a dream won $400,000, reports The Huffington Post. Victor Amole bought four identical Cash 5 tickets with the numbers 3-10-17-26-32 and hit every number, winning him four $100,000 jackpots. “I’ve never had a dream like that before,” Amole told the Virginia ...

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TalkTalk To Build full fibre network

TALKTALK

LONDON: TalkTalk is gearing up to raise £200m as it outlined plans to move ahead with a full fibre roll-out to more than three million homes and businesses in the UK. The Warrington-based telecoms group said it will form a joint venture company with Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm ...

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Twitter Reports First Quarterly Profit

TWITTER

LONDON: Twitter reported its first profit as a public company on Thursday, a major step as it grapples with persistent criticism over fake accounts on its social network and questions over its prospects for long-term growth. The surprise announcement, which sent the company’s shares sharply higher on Wall Street, comes ...

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McDonald’s is launching a huge Big Mac in the UK

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LONDON: McDonald’s has announced the launch of a huge ‘Grand Big Mac’, as well as the ‘Mac Jr.’, here in the UK. The burgers will be available from 7th February until the 20th March. The release is in honour of the 50th birthday of the sandwich. With the launch seeing ...

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Cafe owner faces jail for letting waitress serve coffee naked

THAI CAFFEE

BANGKOK: The owner of the scandalous coffee shop has faced obscenity charges for publishing suggestive videos and photos of the half-naked waitress, The Sun reported. The clip of the Pattaya-based model, now identified as Arisa Suwannawong, featured the woman wearing nothing but an apron as a gesture of goodwill to promote the Nina Coffee Shop in Chonburi’s Sattaship district. She ...

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Traffic jams costing the UK over £37b a year

UK TRAFFIC

Time wasted in traffic jams is estimated to have cost Brits £37.7 billion – or £1,168 per driver – in lost productivity, wasted fuel and time, according to a study. Analysis by Inrix also ranked UK roads as the 10th most congested in the world last year, with drivers spending an ...

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Offshore wind in Europe hit a new milestone

Offshore wind

According to new statistics released today by WindEurope, 2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe after total capacity reached 15.8 gigawatts (GW)- an impressive increase of 25 percent in just one year. A total of 13 new offshore wind farms were commissioned adding 3.1 GW. However, offshore ...

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Dubai International Airport Retains Top Spot

Dubai International Airport

DUBAI International (DXB) retained its position as the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the fourth consecutive year with annual traffic reaching 88.2 million passengers in 2017, operator Dubai Airports said on Monday. In 2017, even as passenger traffic grew at its slowest pace of 5.5 per cent ...

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NHS fees for migrants to double

nhs

LONDON: The amount paid by temporary migrants to use the NHS will double in order to raise an additional £220m a year for the NHS, the government has announced. The immigration health surcharge is paid by people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who are seeking to live in ...

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