Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

Sergio Ramos: Can you name Spain’s most-capped players?

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has scored 21 goals for Spain Captain Sergio Ramos won a record-equalling 167th cap as Spain comfortably beat the Faroe Islands 4-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying on Sunday. In a 14-year international career, the Real Madrid centre-back has won one World Cup and two European …

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Apple responds to iPhone factory criticism

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Apple has responded to a report by a campaign group which criticised working conditions at a factory where iPhones are made. According to the report , Foxconn workers were not getting bonuses, were being made to do overtime and too many temporary workers were being hired. Under Chinese …

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Northern Ireland economy ‘enters or is entering’ recession

Manufacturers posted their fastest rate of job losses in over seven years last month The Northern Ireland economy “has entered or is entering recession” according to a survey by Ulster Bank. It suggests Brexit-related uncertainty underpinned the fall in private sector output in August. Every month the bank asks local …

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Lloyds facing up to £1.8bn in fresh PPI costs

Image copyrightREUTERS Lloyds Banking Group is facing an extra bill of up to £1.8bn to cover a late rush of claims for the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). The bank said it saw “a significant spike” in claims in the run-up to the final deadline of 29 August. As …

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The UK’s ‘worst’ airport revealed

Image copyrightSEAN MCMULLANIn March, passengers had to queue outside the airport in freezing conditions due to delays at security Long queues, crowded terminals and pricey parking charges have led to Belfast International being rated the UK’s worst airport in a survey by consumer magazine Which?. Customers gave the airport an …

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GHETTO LOVE

Olayinka Joel What comes to your mind when you see the word “GHETTO”? Well, I grew up in the ghetto, it was crazy but it was helpful. At a very early age, I already knew the basics of life. Smoking, Drinking, Sex, Money, Relationship and most importantly God. I learnt …

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Hong Kong tourism falls 40% as protests continue

The number of tourists visiting Hong Kong tumbled in August as anti-government protests gripped the city, in a sign of the mounting economic cost of the unrest. In a blog post, Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan said visitor numbers fell almost 40% from last year. That marked a sharp …

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British Airways pilots begin two-day strike over pay

Image copyrightPA MEDIA British Airways pilots have begun a two-day strike in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Tens of thousands of passengers have been told not to go to airports, with the airline cancelling some 1,700 flights due to the disruption. The pilots’ union Balpa said BA management’s …

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Nissan boss to step down amid pay scandal

Image copyrightISTOCK Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa will step down next week as the carmaker grapples with an executive pay scandal. The announcement followed a meeting of the carmaker’s board on Monday. Earlier, Mr Saikawa told Japanese media he was “keen to pass the torch” when asked if he was …

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