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Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus

Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus

The airline says it will cancel as many as 50 flights a day for six weeks because it "messed up" when scheduling crew holidays. While the cancellations were required because it was too late to cancel those breaks in September and October, O'Leary said he may force pilots due leave in November and December to take three week blocks instead of four. Read More

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Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation

Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation

He helped shape regulatory policy keeping banks in check and accountable, and he stands by the Fed's approach even as Trump considers alternatives. Mr. Trump is expected to nominate a Fed chair in February when Yellen's term expires. In the interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said he had a "lot of respect" for Yellen and would consider asking her to serve another term. Read More

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Amid floods, Astros to return home Saturday to face Mets

Though the exact count hasn't been confirmed, several deaths have been blamed on the disaster. Houston's Minute Maid Park was in " good condition ", but obviously not ready for a baseball game, according to Business Insider . Individuals across the nation are weighing in on the matter. Unfortunately, these same fans do not seem to notice the tragedy that is taking place in Houston. Read More

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KFC Made a VR Game About Cooking Your Bargain Bucket

KFC Made a VR Game About Cooking Your Bargain Bucket

The game was developed by the technology group of ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and is meant to be played on the Facebook-owned (fb) Oculus Rift virtual reality headset . However, a spokesperson for the company told Eater that the KFC VR training game isn't a replacement for the hands-on training. "This is meant to be a fun way to celebrate the work KFC's more than 19,000 cooks do every day in every restaurant across the U.S.in an engaging way", the spokesperson said . Read More

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U.S. formally initiates investigation of China's intellectual property practices

U.S. formally initiates investigation of China's intellectual property practices

Lighthizer's decision to officially launch the investigation after collecting opinions from various circles signaled that a trade war began between the USA and China on a full scale. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported on August 19 carried the USTR's investigation into infringements on intellectual property rights as the main news, worrying that the unilateral action by the administration could harm China-US trade relations. Read More

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SpaceX launches ISS resupply mission

Then, SpaceX is likely to be back in action at Cape Canaveral in early September, with its first launch of the US military's X-37B spaceplane. "Congratulations on a job well done", astronaut Andreas Morgenson of the European Space Agency radioed the station's crew from NASA's Mission Control in Houston. Read More

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Oil prices slip on Chinese demand concerns, rising U.S. activity

Oil prices slip on Chinese demand concerns, rising U.S. activity

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday, lifted by declining US crude inventories, although markets were still restrained by excess supply. Futures fell 0.8% in NY after Monday's 2.5% decline, the biggest drop in more than five weeks. International Energy Agency (IEA) in its monthly oil market report indicated that it is not just Libya and Nigeria but the participating countries have produced nearly 470,000 barrels of crude per day, beyond the agreed level. Read More

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Growing number of refugees from USA arriving in Canada

Growing number of refugees from USA arriving in Canada

Members of the Canadian armed forces raise a tent to house asylum seekers at the Canada-United States border in Lacolle, Que. While under Canada's Third Safe Country agreement with the USA asylum seekers who attempt to cross at legal border crossings are turned away at the border because the U.S.is considered a safe country, the government says under the UN Refugee Convention it is compelled to hear the asylum claims of those who cross the border through unofficial crossings and make their ... Read More

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MAC Giving Away Free Lipsticks on National Lipstick Day

MAC Giving Away Free Lipsticks on National Lipstick Day

The makeup company is celebrating National Lipstick Day on Saturday, July 29 by giving away free tubes in its US stores only. Beauty-lovers are addicted to MAC lipstick thanks to its creamy, pigmented formula. MAC Cosmetics produce some of the best lipsticks in the game. Participating stores in Jacksonville include the MAC Cosmetics at St. Johns Town Center as well as the Dillard's and Nordstrom locations there, in addition to the location at The Avenues Mall and at the Belk on ... Read More

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Lyft announces new self-driving auto division

Lyft announces new self-driving auto division

Lyft has announced plans to develop its own self-driving auto capabilities so it can begin offering autonomous rides by the end of the year in some locations. The company is promising always to use a "hybrid network" in which drivers are on hand to assist the robot vehicles - noting that this is going to remain necessary indefinitely in numerous 350 cities worldwide where Lyft operates and where detailed maps are not available. Read More

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