Day: June 14, 2019

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2019

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2019

Now we're talking. Cheers May, that was a winner. What was your personal highlight? There's new Tyler, The Creator utterly clattering up the charts, Flying Lotus's latest opus, bursting at the seams as always with spicy guest spots (Tierra Whack and David Lynch on the same track listing? - I'll ...

China turns its anger on ‘Cold War warrior’ Pompeo

China turns its anger on ‘Cold War warrior’ Pompeo

Beijing has found its villain in its multi-fronted conflict with the United States: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The former CIA chief has been singled out for scorn, in Chinese state media and even at the foreign ministry, over his criticism of everything from Chinese tech giant Huawei to its ...

Is this the man to lead Chelsea in a new direction

Is this the man to lead Chelsea in a new direction

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has hired some of the world's highest-profile managers during his 16-year reign, but relative rookie Frank Lampard is emerging as the favourite to occupy the Stamford Bridge hotseat. With Italian Maurizio Sarri's departure to Juventus reported to be imminent, club talisman Eden Hazard already departed to ...

We will leave EU by October 31, Boris Johnson vows

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, promised he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by Oct. 31, saying that only by preparing to leave without an agreement could a no-deal Brexit be prevented. Johnson, a former foreign minister and London mayor, is the ...

Swiss women stage strike for long-delayed equality

Swiss women stage strike for long-delayed equality

Women across Switzerland held a strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the first such walkout 28 years ago. In Lausanne, chanting protesters gathered at midnight outside the cathedral tower, whose bell was illuminated in purple, the official colour of ...

Using a European fulfilment company to handle your shipping post-Brexit

Britain’s businesses told to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Britain’s businesses are being advised to prepare for no-deal Brexit after hard-line Brexiteers took the lead in the latest Conservative leadership vote. The Institute of Directors – one of the UK’s employers’ groups – said companies should not put faith in politicians to produce an agreement as the October 31st ...

Remember, remember he’ll fall in November

The prospect of Boris Johnson running the country looks like an all too inevitable possibility following the first round of votes cast yesterday. Bookies now price Johnson at 1/5 to win the leadership race after he scooped 114 votes out of a potential 313, with Jeremy Hunt (43 votes), Michael ...

West Ham United sign attacking midfielder

West Ham United sign attacking midfielder

West Ham United have signed Spain international attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals from Villarreal, the Premier League club said on Friday. British media reported West Ham paid 24 million pounds for the 23-year-old. Fornals, who agreed a five-year contract with an option to extend it for a further 12 months, will ...

Manchester United legend  hits back at ‘keyboard warrior’

Manchester United legend hits back at ‘keyboard warrior’

England coach Phil Neville has labelled Raymond Verheijen a "keyboard warrior" after the former Wales assistant coach criticised the women's World Cup and male coaches working with the teams. Verheijen, who was assistant to former Wales boss Gary Speed, said the tournament in France is worse than "watching grass grow". ...

Turkey’s Failed Coup Is A Godsend for Its Wannabe Tyrant

Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment from the country's banking watchdog (BDDK) requesting a jail sentence for two Bloomberg reporters and 36 other people. The indictment, seen by Reuters, was in relation to a Bloomberg story published in August 2018. The article was about the effects of a sharp ...

Health minister pulls out of race as rival taunts Boris Johnson

Health minister pulls out of race as rival taunts Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, came under pressure on Friday to face the media over his Brexit plans as another of his rivals dropped out of the leadership battle. Health minister Matt Hancock quit the battle to succeed May as Conservative Party leader, ...

UK court sets Assange’s U.S. extradition hearing for February 2020

UK court sets Assange’s U.S. extradition hearing for February 2020

The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to the United States to face accusations including spying charges will take place in February next year, a London court ruled on Friday. Assange, 47, is accused by U.S. authorities of 18 charges including conspiring to ...

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday. Congo's epidemic is the second worst worldwide since West Africa's ...

Accused Christchurch gunman pleads not guilty to all charges

Accused Christchurch gunman pleads not guilty to all charges

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year. A lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch ...

EU calls for more data from online platforms in fight against fake news

EU calls for more data from online platforms in fight against fake news

The European Union said online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts, after it tracked suspected Russian and domestic attempts to disrupt last month's European Parliament elections. In a review due to be published on Friday and seen by Reuters, the EU assesses efforts ...

Woodgate named Middlesbrough head coach on three-year deal

Woodgate named Middlesbrough head coach on three-year deal

 Middlesbrough have appointed their former captain Jonathan Woodgate as head coach on a three-year deal, the Championship (second-tier) club said on Friday. Woodgate previously served on Boro's coaching staff under former manager Tony Pulis, who left last month after failing to secure promotion to the Premier League. "Middlesbrough Football Club ...

‘Tame the nightmare’: U.S. writer McKibben pushes climate strike

‘Tame the nightmare’: U.S. writer McKibben pushes climate strike

Bill McKibben, a U.S. author and leading figure in global climate activism, has challenged adults to join a youth-led general strike in September, saying bold action may yet prevent civilisation being cut off "at the knees." Inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's success in mobilising hundreds of thousands of ...

Hernö Old Tom Gin

Spirit of the Week: Hernö Gin Distillery Old Tom

When the Gin Act of 1751 was brought into effect, the sale of gin was banned in prisons, workhouses and any shops selling everyday staples. Distillers were also unable to sell gin direct and publicans were no longer able to issue credit. As a result, gin became less readily available ...

Forget To Insure Your Key People At Your Peril

Workers name the top 50 things they miss about the past

One-hour lunch breaks, working nine to five and a simple tea round are among the things office workers miss about the past, according to a study. The research of 2,000 office workers aged 40 and over revealed the extent to which things have changed over the years, with six in ...

Energy saving appliances - TLE

Energy efficient changes to your home could save you over £200 per year

Many homeowners look to make their homes environmentally friendly, but this can be a costly and lengthy process. There are many options available - renewable or energy efficient appliances. But do you know which has the best return on investment? A study by MoneySuperMarket investigated the difference between renewable and ...