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22 October 2018 21:38 Sir Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One

Sir Richard Branson is stepping down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, an ultra fast cargo system. A statement from Virgin Group said he is leaving the role he took on last year due to “the increased commitment of time the position now requires” and that his board seat is to be filled by Patrick McCall, the chair of Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit and Virgin

22 October 2018 16:12 Firm fined for unsolicited spam e-mails and marketing calls

Vodafone Ireland has been fined €2,000 for unsolicited marketing calls to customers. Vodafone and PC World owners DSG Retail Ireland Ltd were the latest companies to be prosecuted at Dublin District Court by the Data Protection Commissioner for breaking e-marketing regulations through unsolicited spam emails and marketing calls. Vodafone's two unsolicited

22 October 2018 14:32 World's longest sea bridge finally set to open this week

Construction of the massive Chinese project began nearly a decade ago and it has been dogged by delays. THE WORLD’S LONGEST sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese mainland will finally open to traffic next this week, officials said, after complaints about the secrecy surrounding the project. A grand opening ceremony had already been announced

22 October 2018 11:30 Kremlin concerned over Trump’s decision to leave nuclear arms treaty

The Kremlin has said it is concerned about US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Mr Trump announced on Saturday that America would walk away from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which was signed by the US and the then-Soviet Union in 1987 in a major step towards easing Cold War tensions

21 October 2018 09:07 Bank of England remains under fire over ‘staggeringly’ high expenses

Bank of England governor Mark Carney and two of his US advisers have racked up more than £100,000 on travel costs and taxis in just three months, figures have revealed. It comes just four months after the Bank was slammed by MPs over its “staggering” expenses. It emerged in a hearing with MPs on the Treasury Select Committee in June that external FPC members 1

21 October 2018 09:00 Chasing Kona: From 60-a-day smoker to elite Ironman

IN 1999, ROB Cummins sat on his couch flicking through channels, smoking a cigarette and nursing a hangover. He landed on coverage of the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii – the latest installment of which took place last weekend. After watching the grueling race (comprising of a 3.9km swim, 180km bike and a marathon) he decided to make a small 1

19 October 2018 13:01 Ex-Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg lands top role with Facebook

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has landed a senior job with global social media giant Facebook. In a move that took the UK politics world by surprise, the 51-year-old will start work as vice president, global affairs and communications on Monday. It is understood that Mr Clegg, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat at last year’s election, will move permanently 1

19 October 2018 05:44 Over one in five face ‘enforced deprivation’

More than one in five people experienced enforced deprivation in 2016, despite the upturn in the economy in recent years. That’s according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) statistical yearbook for 2018 which reveals that the percentage of people considered to be experiencing “enforced deprivation” in 2016 was 21%. However, this figure has fallen

18 October 2018 09:44 Kenya’s running great Kip Keino hands himself in over ’embezzlement’ claims

Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than 545,000 US dollars (€472,000). The money had been set aside for the Kenyan team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario

18 October 2018 05:46 Hugo Lloris: Hefty transfer fee is counting against Paul Pogba

World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba is being judged unfairly at Manchester United due to his £89million transfer fee, France captain Hugo Lloris says. Pogba, who rejoined United from Juventus in August 2016 for a then world record fee, has been criticised this season by pundits and United boss Jose Mourinho. Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris, who won the World 1