Angry gay rights campaigners say 53-year-old ‘should get out a bit more,’ remarks likely to offend couples such as Sir Elton John and David Furnish. However, Rupert Everett says, ‘I’m not speaking on behalf of the gay community in fact, I don’t feel like I’m part of any “community.” Was Seen As A Champion […]
In the late 1960s Bob Dylan sang about "cruisin’down the highway in a Greyhound bus." Now, the 95-year-old iconic American brand is taking to the British roads. FirstGroup, Britain’s largest bus and train operator, and owner of the Greyhound coach brand in the U.S., said the buses would start running from London, Victoria, to Portsmouth and Southampton on September 14. Tickets will cost as little as a £1, with the average journey costing £7
A significant redesign is finally coming to the Yahoo.com home page, one of the most well-traveled destinations on the Internet, and the company’s search page will follow suit starting next month. Yahoo plans to let people in the United States start selecting a new, more personalized version of the home page beginning Tuesday afternoon. The revamp lets people select basic applications to use not just Yahoo sites, but also others’ such as eBay, Facebook, and Twitter, said Tapan Bhat, Yahoo’s senior vice president for consumer experiences
Budget airline Ryanair announced plans Tuesday to slash its winter flights schedule from its main UK hub, blaming a collapse in the British tourism industry, rising airport costs and "insane" aviation taxes. The Irish carrier currently operates 40 aircraft out of Stansted Airport, near London, but it plans to cut capacity by 40 percent to 24 aircraft by October 2009. That will mean a 30 percent drop in the number of weekly flights and a loss of 2.5 million passengers between October and March 2010, Ryanair said in a statement
Troubled British Airways plans to raise nearly a billion dollars of emergency cash funding as it tries to survive the current economic downturn, the airline said Friday. The news is an indication of bad times at BA, which is facing the threat of summer strikes by ground staff. Earlier this month, its pilots accepted a pay cut in exchange for the promise of shares to help the airline save money
Bloggers and news writers are asking many questions about Jobs’ return. Chief among them: Is Apple fine without its chief executive What does Jobs’ health mean for Apple stock And why has Jobs’ health been such a drooled-over story Jobs, a 54-year-old cancer survivor, has been on medical leave for about six months. He had a liver transplant about two months ago
Steve Jobs, the face of Apple, is scheduled to return to work by Tuesday, and the tech community’s obsession with his health and his role at the hip tech company continues. Bloggers and news writers are asking many questions about Jobs’ return. Chief among them: Is Apple fine without its chief executive What does Jobs’ health mean for Apple stock And why has Jobs’ health been such a drooled-over story Jobs, a 54-year-old cancer survivor, has been on medical leave for about six months.
Ericsson boss Carl-Henric Svanberg has been unveiled as energy giant BP’s new chairman, replacing Peter Sutherland. BP said Svanberg, who is Ericsson’s chief executive and also chairman of Sony Ericsson and a non-executive director of Melker Schörling AB, would join the board as chairman designate on September 1. He would take over fully from Sutherland on January 1 next year, ending his seven-year tenure at Ericsson
The World Health Organization scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday to decide whether to declare a global swine flu pandemic as confirmed cases of H1N1 virus continue to soar worldwide. By early Thursday morning, the U.N. health agency had recorded more than 27,700 cases in 74 countries, with 141 deaths.
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