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Together against Trump and his dangerous policies

“Trump is only revealing the true and transparent face of the colonial domination, which is at the heart of Western policies” reports tehrantimes.com. These rash policy decisions by Washington did not come from vacuum and most certainly didn’t begin when Trump was voted into office in 2016.America’s interventionist foreign policy, hegemonic ambitions, anti-immigrant policies, blatant war mongering and saber-rattling is no secret.Holding placards and chanting slogans, the protestors called Donald Trump a “complete idiot” who does not understand how the world works.Now, Trump is engaged in an ugly trade war…

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Virtuo promises to disrupt car rental market with UK launch

“The new service promises to let customers book, locate and unlock the car within minutes through the Virtuo app without any paperwork and queues to collect and return a traditional rental car” reports techdigest.tv. In addition, Virtuo promises  London-based customer service team, which can be contacted directly through the app 24/7. “We’re extremely proud and excited to be launching Virtuo in the UK today.We genuinely care about our customers and the experience they have with us, every step of the journey is designed to make using Virtuo the ultimate rental…

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Britain’s M&S to cut 351 store jobs

“Shares in M&S were down 1.2 percent at 1524 GMT. In 2016 M&S cut a net 525 jobs from its London head office” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. LONDON (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer said on Monday it would cut 351 jobs at stores across the country, seeking to make savings in a brutally competitive market.The job losses, first reported by The Guardian, will be mainly in various store management roles and are unrelated to M&S’ program to close 100 UK stores by 2022 which has already…

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Heatwave causes spike in insect bites – here’s how to treat them

“While horsefly bites can potentially lead to extremely harmful infections, there are several ways to treat milder insect bites from home” writes Sabrina Barr for independent.co.uk. The symptoms can vary between individuals, with some insect bites lasting a few hours and others closer to a week.The enduring heatwave in the UK has seen a surge in the number of calls being made to the NHS 111 helpline concerning irritating insect bites.Insect bites are usually fairly easy to spot, as they leave swollen lumps on the skin that are typically red…

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London Tube station renamed after England’s World Cup run

“A London Underground station has been temporarily renamed for Gareth Southgate after he led England to their best World Cup performance since 1990” writes Haroon Siddique for theguardian.com. But they defied the gloomy predictions by finishing fourth after reaching the semi-finals, equalling their best performance at a World Cup not held in England. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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UK PM May promises to protect planemakers’ supply chains in Brexit

“The prime minister will set out in detail how her Brexit proposal – which was agreed by cabinet earlier this month but then sparked a wave of ministerial resignations – will protect the supply chains of firms like Bombardier and Rolls Royce as well as Airbus” reports businessinsider.com. The aerospace sector directly employs around 120,000 people in the United Kingdom, and supports a further 118,000 jobs indirectly, according to trade body ADS Group.”By working closely together, government and industry have ensured we remain at the forefront of civil aviation and…

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Pi-top raises $16 million for modular PCs that teach you how to code

“Underpinning the Pi-top is its operating system, called Pi-topOS, while accompanying apps and software guide users through coding and creation” writes Paul Sawers for venturebeat.com. The company’s flagship product is the $320 Pi-top, a Raspberry Pi-powered modular laptop that sports a slide-out keyboard so you can see its modular rail inside.Founded out of London in 2014, Pi-top offers a suite of hardware and software products with one ultimate aim: to give you a greater understanding of coding and computing. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Nasdaq up over 1% on the day now at 7800. Approaches record highs.

“In the European debt market, 10 year yields are ending the day lower (they were mixed earlier)” reports forexlive.com. IN the forex market at the end of the London session, the AUD is the strongest followed by the NZD (risk on), while the CHF and JPY are the weakest.The all time high price for the index comes in at 7806.59 (back in June). Source: forexlive.com Share This:

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‘A real blow’: The City of London is furious with the government’s Brexit plan for finance

“McGuinness’ thoughts were backed up by Miles Celic, the head of The City UK, which represents the whole of the UK financial services industry” writes Will Martin for businessinsider.com. As such, a new plan for the financial services sector must be created.”Today’s Brexit white paper is a real blow for the UK’s financial and related professional services sector,” the City of London’s policy chairman Catherine McGuinness said in a statement. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Medicinal cannabis oil brought into UK legally for first time

“A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms” writes Tom Embury-dennis for independent.co.uk. It came the same day a young girl waiting for her own cannabis oil licence was rushed to hospital and placed on life support.”Today, for the first time ever in this country, we have bought back THC oil through the airport legally, which is amazing,” Ms Deacon said after passing through customs. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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