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Wednesday,August 21 Stephblog giveaway winners

Thank you all for participating today. Winners are to be picked each day until Friday. The participant with the highest point will be announced on Friday. Today’s winners are: Adeola Adedeji –3points Michael              –2points Njoku Stephen  –1point Congratulations to the winners! STEPHBLOG GIVEAWAY scores so …

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: ALL INCLUSIVE OR SEGREGATED

? Once, there was a time when women were regarded as the weaker sex in the while world. They were regarded as less intellectual, not enough to manage things and were seen to have three functions; to take care of the home, cook and bear children. There even professions that …

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Brexit: No-deal plan threatens UK fuel plants

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The future of the UK’s fuel refineries could be threatened by a no-deal Brexit, according to an internal local authority document seen by the BBC. Under current government plans for no deal, they face a “danger to viability” from cheaper imports, while exports to the EU are …

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UK bosses earn 117 times average worker despite pay cut

Image copyrightTHINKSTOCK The average salary for chief executives fell by 13% between 2017 and 2018, but they still earned 117 times more than the average UK full-time worker, a report has found. A boss of one of the UK’s largest listed 100 companies earns £3.5m a year on average, the …

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UK sees record foreign investment in tech start-ups

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES UK tech companies secured a record £5.5bn in foreign investment in the first seven months of this year, research shows. This was more than the amount invested per capita in the US tech sector in the same period, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said. …

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Baffled student tells Twitter: ‘I’m not a Chinese agent’

Image captionLuka Ivezic is studying misinformation and politics at Kings College London Twitter announced on Monday it had removed 936 accounts it said belonged to a state-backed Chinese effort to sow discord and undermine protests in Hong Kong. The accounts taken down represented “the most active portions of this campaign”, the …

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Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES President Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering a new, temporary payroll tax cut to help boost the US economy. White House officials had earlier dismissed reports that the administration was discussing the move. But speaking to reporters, the president said a “payroll tax is something that …

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Government’s budget surplus shrinks in July

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The UK posted a smaller-than-expected budget surplus in July as government spending increased. A growing wage bill and higher spending on goods and services was behind the lower surplus, which fell to £1.3bn. Analysts had been expecting a £2.7bn surplus, which would have been less than the …

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Davide Zappacosta: Chelsea defender set to join Roma

Zappacosta was on the bench for Chelsea in the Super Cup final against Liverpool Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta is set to join Roma on a season-long loan. The 27-year-old Italy international arrived in Rome on Tuesday to complete the deal. Zappacosta joined Chelsea from Torino on a four-year deal for …

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Inter Miami: David Beckham’s US stadium site ‘contaminated’

David Beckham (left) co-owns Inter Miami with three other parties including Jorge Mas (right) The proposed stadium site for David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise in the MLS has arsenic contamination levels more than twice the legal limit, says an environmental report. Melreese golf course has been closed until further notice …

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio as Manchester United drew 1-1 with Wolves on Monday England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable. Neville’s comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba received racist abuse online having …

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