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The Parliament's winter session is soon to end and the Standing Committee for Transport has submitted its report in Rajya Sabha today regarding Airlines Staff's conduct towards the customers. "Crew should be trained to be polite, more than saying "please" or "thank you". The passengers expect a civilised behavior from the cabin crew and the ground staff as the salaries to the cabin crew and ground staff are paid from the income earned from the passengers", the report added.
  • Watch The First Trailer For New Horror Movie 'Slender Man'

    Watch The First Trailer For New Horror Movie 'Slender Man'

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    Slender Man is in cinemas in May. In the teaser, no overt references to the weird case of teenagers Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser are made, although the crime is implicitly in the background of the film's context. She pleaded guilty to "attempted first-degree intentional homicide with the agreement that she isn't criminally responsible and shouldn't go to prison".
  • Iceland Just Made It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

    Iceland Just Made It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

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    Under the new rules, companies that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate showing their pay equality policies, according to multiple reports . For the past nine years, Iceland has led the world in gender quality, as per the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index. The group's Global Gender Gap report found that the country had almost closed more than 70 percent of its gender gap.
  • Iceland Is the First Country to Legalize Equal Pay for Women

    Iceland Is the First Country to Legalize Equal Pay for Women

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    Under penalty of fine, government agencies and companies with at least 25 employees are required as of January 1 to procure a government certification of their pay-parity policies, according to the outlet. Upon hearing the news, actress and equal pay advocate Patricia Arquette expressed her delight by saying that Iceland "is starting 2018 off right!" She added: "Although there is now gender pay gap reporting in the United Kingdom, which is compulsory for employers of 250 or more, this is ...
  • Altice CEO to Replace Robbiati as Sprint CFO

    Altice CEO to Replace Robbiati as Sprint CFO

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    Most recently Combes served as chief executive officer, and chief operating officer before that, of Altice N.V. Sprint said current CFO Tarek Robbiati will exit the company January 31 after helping with the transition. He also served as CEO of Vodafone Europe, French media company SFR Group and French radio and TV tower company TDF. "Combes will sharpen the pencil and remove more expenses, " Entner said, adding that "it is obvious, by making Combes president, that they are setting him up ...
  • LG serves up helper robots for airports, hotels and shopping

    LG serves up helper robots for airports, hotels and shopping

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    The three join the airport guide robot and airport cleaning robot revealed past year. The pair (Airport Guide Robot and Airport Cleaning Robot) has been testing at the Incheon International Airport in South Korea for a while now and it seems LG is happy with the results.
  • Mortgage settlement could bring $1.5 million for IL residents

    Mortgage settlement could bring $1.5 million for IL residents

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    The settlement includes $30.4 million in restitution for borrowers nationwide. The agreement announced Wednesday requires PHH to follow "comprehensive mortgage servicing standards", conduct audits and provide audit results to a committee of states, Schneiderman said.
  • Meghan Markle She Can Still Have a Side Hustle

    Meghan Markle She Can Still Have a Side Hustle

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    Headlined by Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement in November, the short video was posted on Twitter by Kensington Palace's official account. Meghan Markle has nothing standing in her way if she ever wants to start a beauty line once she joins the royal family.
  • What's Behind Marathon Oil Corp (MRO)'s Movement

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    The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.84 million shares. Vaughan David Investments Inc increased its stake in Mattel Inc ( MPC ) by 12827.21% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fishman Jay A Mi holds 4,000 shares. Suvretta Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 5.1% or 3.22M shares in its portfolio. Its share price has decline -3.74% in three months and is up 5.38% for the last five trades.
  • Roku infiltrates soundbars and wireless speakers with its own voice assistant

    Roku infiltrates soundbars and wireless speakers with its own voice assistant

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    But apparently, there wasn't any truth to that and instead, they have announced a new licensing program to offer other brands to make smart home entertainment devices that will be able to work with their Roku OS. Consumers won't have to wait too long to get these Roku-centric products; TCL, the company that makes Roku Smart TVs, will soon announce its first device that'll be launched under this program.
  • Following Trump tweet, U.S. to withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan

    Following Trump tweet, U.S. to withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan

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    It's time for the U.S. to do more and twist India's arms by persuading the Modi government to stop aiding terrorist groups that are spreading instability in Pakistan . But the bravado was called out by some of the more practical commentators on TV, who pointed out the United States still had plenty of leverage on Pakistan , including on its generals and politicians whose families were safely ensconced in the U.S.
  • 36 million yen winning bid in last Tsukiji New Year auction

    36 million yen winning bid in last Tsukiji New Year auction

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    Tokyo's historic Tsukiji fish market held its final New Year auction January 5, and the highest bid of 36.45 million yen ($323,800) was for a 405-kilogram bluefin tuna. Tuna is in high demand among top-restaurateurs and caterers due to the swelling popularity of sushi around the world but, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WFF), bluefin populations have declined severely in recent decades as a result of overfishing and illegal fishing.
  • Unilever urged to reconsider Colman's Mustard closure by Unite

    Unilever urged to reconsider Colman's Mustard closure by Unite

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    It will now close the Norwich factory at the end of 2019, with a phased transfer of production likely to begin in 2018. Rebecca Long-Bailey, Labour's shadow business secretary, said: The closure of Colman's in Norwich is a blow not only to the workers at Colman's and their families but to the town and region more generally.
  • Mark Zuckerberg reveals personal challenge for 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg reveals personal challenge for 2018

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    Whilst Facebook aren't directly announcing any changes or new schemes today, Zuckerberg's sincerity and bluntness in a post that is usually far less serious is good to see. In order to counteract that, he would look at bitcoin and other technology, he said. Zuckerberg writes: "A lot of us got into technology because we believe it can be a decentralizing force that puts more power in people's hands".
  • Brookfield affiliate to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

    Brookfield affiliate to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

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    Shares in Toshiba closed at a two-month high on Friday after the Japanese electronics group sold Westinghouse, its USA nuclear engineering business. Amid the cost overruns, returns for nuclear power generation in the US have also been under extreme pressure from abundant low-priced natural gas production, which left utility companies powered by nuclear energy at a huge disadvantage against the cheaper, gas-fired power generation companies.
  • New vehicle registrations fall 5.6% in 2017

    New vehicle registrations fall 5.6% in 2017

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    Mike Hawes, chief executive of the SMMT , said he expected auto sales to continue to drop this year, predicting a 5 to 7% decline. The figures were punctuated by a whopping 17% fall in the sale of diesel cars as higher road taxes and emissions standards hit sales.
  • Scots stockpiling soft drink Irn-Bru ahead of recipe change

    Scots stockpiling soft drink Irn-Bru ahead of recipe change

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    It is sometimes described as " Scotland's other national drink" after whisky. AG Barr have confirmed that a significiant change to the recipe, the first in 117 years, will be made to cut sugar by around 50% ahead of a government crackdown on the fizzy drinks industry.
  • MPs Want a 'Latter Levy' to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste

    MPs Want a 'Latter Levy' to Cut Down on Disposable Cup Waste

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    While looking like paper, they have a polypropylene plastic lining. The EAC said it had learnt from this example that consumers were often more responsive to charges than discounts. chain - and the proposals are a victory for the Daily Mail's Curb the Cups campaign. A PROPOSED " latte levy " won't be everyone's cup of tea now that there's a coffee shop on so many streets.
  • N-Out Adds Hot Cocoa to Its Menu

    N-Out Adds Hot Cocoa to Its Menu

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    The Daily Bulletin notes it is unclear how many locations are selling hot cocoa , and In-N-Out did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. At least one In-N-Out manager says it was first added back in November , but most reports say it rolled out last month . In the early years of the chain, which was founded in 1948, her grandparents Harry and Esther Snyder served hot cocoa , she said.
  • Janesville's Gander Outdoors to open in late May

    Janesville's Gander Outdoors to open in late May

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    Camping World Holdings is adding another outdoor lifestyle brand to its growing portfolio. That's a turnaround from his previous proclamation that he wasn't picking up the local Gander Mountain store. The Onalaska store is No. 16 on the list, though Lemonis said the implied timing is not "concrete". The Minnesota-based retail store already opened one of its rebranded locations on Wednesday, Dec.
  • AT&T Announces Plans to Launch Mobile 5G This Year

    AT&T Announces Plans to Launch Mobile 5G This Year

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    Autonomous vehicles and smart sensors need to be able to communicate in real-time, making the rollout of dependable low-latency networks a prerequisite for their development. T-Mobile also has plants to roll out its 5G network in 2019. "While we are rolling out mobile 5G in 2018, we also plan to continue to enhance our network with 5G Evolution technology in hundreds of additional metro areas", explained the company.
  • Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected vehicle tech

    Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected vehicle tech

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    The potential for a future filled with automated automotives fuels the passion and research of companies like Tesla, who are leading the charge towards a safer and more convenient commute. Investors likely approve of this latest deal, as there is a widely held view the QNX system could become the "Android" operating system of the autonomous auto industry.
  • Ripple (XRP) Price Crosses $3.5 - Market Cap Almost Half of Bitcoin Now

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    Acknowledging this, Playfold's CEO, Marcus Vandea says, " Ripple's value lies in its relatively unique stability and attractiveness to the banking system". However, only about 38% of the coins are in circulation. The currency also became the first altcoin to cross the $ 100 Billion market cap. In a tweet Wednesday, BitFury founder and commentator George Kikvadze noted that Larsen's 37% stake in Ripple , which has an "implied" market value around $320 billion, makes him richer than Bill ...
  • FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

    FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES

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    Pai has been widely criticized after his FCC voted to roll back net neutrality legislation that protected consumers. A spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, which hosts CES , declined to comment. These attacks, under the guise of preserving a supposedly sacrosanct version of " net neutrality ", ignore two inconvenient truths. The vote was suspended and the FCC chambers were emptied for approximately ten minutes as FCC security staff secured the building with ...
  • Tesla Model 3 deliveries rise to 1550 in the last quarter

    Tesla Model 3 deliveries rise to 1550 in the last quarter

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    Tesla initially intended on reaching this mark at the end of December. During Tesla's Q3 2017 earnings call, Musk directly addressed the Gigafactory's workers and the lack of manpower for the Model 3 line. A long wait for their Model 3s won't deter enough customers to pose a threat to Tesla . The late burst of Model 3 production explains, Tesla said, why it wasn't able to deliver numerous Model 3s it has now built.
  • Emirates is world's safest airline

    Emirates is world's safest airline

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    For the last four years it has singled out Qantas as the world's safest airline , ahead of a chasing pack of 19 rivals, but this year it listed the Australian flag carrier alongside the rest of the top 20. The website also identified what it claims are the 10 safest low-priced airlines. The safety rating for each airline is based on comprehensive analysis, utilizing information from the world's aviation governing bodies and leading associations, as well as government information and crash ...
  • Paducah Kmart store closing in early April

    Paducah Kmart store closing in early April

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    Closeout sales at the affected locations will begin next week with all 103 locations shuttered by May. Sears Holdings has struggled financially over the past decade and has greatly reduced the number of stores it operates. Sears Holdings closed almost 400 Sears and Kmart locations in 2017, according to Business Insider . But even as Kmart's closing signals ongoing troubles for brick-and-mortar retailers, it clears the way for a major redevelopment of Fillmore Marketplace by its ...
  • Macy's to close more stores

    Macy's to close more stores

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    Macy's had said it would keep inventory tight for the holidays as it works to fend off competition from online sellers like Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O). The downtown Macy's , at 22 East Flagler Street, is one of 11 stores around the nation that the department store giant said would be getting the ax.
  • Australia to allow medicinal cannabis exports

    Australia to allow medicinal cannabis exports

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    Recreational use of marijuana is still forbidden nationwide in Australia . But the government has lofty ambitions for the emerging market and hopes domestic medicinal use, legalised previous year, and exports will rapidly boost production.
  • Electoral bonds launched in clean-up bid

    Electoral bonds launched in clean-up bid

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    The government on Tuesday announced details of the electoral bond scheme that it said is an important step towards transparency in poll-funding and a measure to discourage cash donations during elections that are often shrouded in secrecy and amount to black money transactions.
  • Winning EuroMillions Ticket Sold In Dublin

    Winning EuroMillions Ticket Sold In Dublin

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    Match 6 produced another big victor on Monday, January 1, when a $560,000 jackpot was won by a ticket sold at Giant Food Store, 216 E. Fairmount St., Coopersburg , Lehigh County. It is the third EuroMillions jackpot won in Ireland in the past year, the most ever in the history of the Lotto . Spokesperson Miriam Donohoe says even if the victor comes forward today - they will have a little wait for the cash.
  • Ford Mtr Co Del (F) Holder Polaris Wealth Advisers LLC Raised Holding

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    The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $37.74. Huber Marie Oh sold $2.72 million worth of stock or 72,417 shares. Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Mid Penn Bank that provides commercial banking and trust business services to individuals, partnerships, non-profit organizations, and firms in Pennsylvania.
  • Gasoline prices in Lancaster County rise 4.3 cents/gallon, ending 6-week decline

    Gasoline prices in Lancaster County rise 4.3 cents/gallon, ending 6-week decline

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    A new year means hope for drivers in metro Detroit that they'll see lower gas prices, but that's not the case, according to GasBuddy. When demand increases, usually prices do too. The most expensive gas in Los Banos was listed at $3.69 per gallon. "We're in the middle of a severe cold snap, one which is likely to drive up demand for heating oil, propane and other petroleum products", explained Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
  • Alyeska Investment Group LP Decreases Holdings in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX)

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    It has underperformed by 65.21% the S&P500. The hedge fund held 20,000 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $287,000, down from 93,200 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lpl Fincl Limited Liability Company holds 88,136 shares. 1,695 Southwest Airlines Co. Korea accumulated 21,933 shares or 0% of the stock. 204.26 million shares or 4.13% less from 213.05 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
  • SBI cuts Base Rate by 30 bps to 8.65%

    SBI cuts Base Rate by 30 bps to 8.65%

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    The bank has the largest number of savings accounts in the country, approximately 42 crore. For five years, SBI has not collected fines for not maintaining MAB, from the start of this financial year the bank re-introduced the charges. In the case of urban centres, failure to meet Rs 3000 MAB will attract Rs 40 service charge, Rs 60 for 50-75 per cent shortfall and Rs 80 for 75 per cent or more shortfall.
  • BP to take $1.5bn hit over Donald Trump's tax cuts

    BP to take $1.5bn hit over Donald Trump's tax cuts

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    BP said that the lowering of the USA corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% would require a revaluation of its United States deferred tax assets that would likely result in a one-off charge of around $1.5bn that will hit its fourth-quarter results.
  • The safest year on record for air passengers

    The safest year on record for air passengers

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    The Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) both confirmed that there had been no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017. Aviation deaths have been steadily falling for the last two decades. ASN said the accident rate was one fatal passenger flight accident per 7,360,000 flights.
  • Apple apologizes for slowing iPhone, drops battery prices

    Apple apologizes for slowing iPhone, drops battery prices

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    However, when the user replaced the battery the performance in his phone became fast again. As a result, the company said their iOS "dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown". Apple has apologized to customers for how it rolled out an update that can slow down older iPhones. The suit alleges Apple violated consumer fraud laws.
  • 'Time travel' Hawaiian Airlines flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

    'Time travel' Hawaiian Airlines flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

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    A Hawaiian Airlines flight HAL446, which was flying from Auckland ( New Zealand) to Honolulu, has been delayed for 10 minutes and something mindblowing happened. Not only did the passengers aboard this flight get to technically travel back in time, they also got to experience the last day of the year 2017 all over again.