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Business California worker classification ruling may be bad news for Uber and gig economy

California worker classification ruling may be bad news for Uber and gig economy

A California Supreme Court ruling on Monday puts limits on businesses that classify workers as independent contractors, a move that has implications for players in the ‘gig‘ economy, including Uber and Lyft, the Associated Press reported. The court unanimously adopted a broad definition for those who qualify as employees in […]

Economy Masterbatch Market growing at 5.4% to cross $14 bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Masterbatch Market growing at 5.4% to cross $14 bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Selbyville, Delaware, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Masterbatch Market is significantly growing with a CAGR of around 5.7%, owing to increasing application in automotive industry. It is highly consumed product in various end-user industry. Second largest segment is color masterbatch which have widespread application in various consumer goods […]

Technology BBC podcasts will run adverts outside UK to boost income

BBC podcasts will run adverts outside UK to boost income

The has announced it will start running adverts on podcasts available outside the UK for the first time. The move is part of an initiative to find new funding to supplement the ‘s existing commercial income. It will see global podcasts brought in line with the World News TV channel […]

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Gay activist backs baker

Gay activist backs baker

It is almost four years since a gay man tried to place an order for a cake with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage‘ iced on it. We know now that the cake was never to be, but the dispute which followed has made its way to the highest court in […]

Christian militant loyalist?

Christian militant loyalist?

Jim Dowson has been described as Britain‘s “most influential” far-right activist by UK anti-racism campaigners, having founded the nationalist group Britain First and in recent years been a central figure in Knights Templar International – a Christian militant group based in the UK. Now the , in collaboration with the […]

Broadway‘s Tony nod for Belfast actor

Broadway‘s Tony nod for Belfast actor

Broadway musicals based on Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants lead the nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards. Mean Girls, based on the 2004 film, has 12 nominations – including one for Tina Fey, who wrote both versions. SpongeBob has taken Broadway by storm and is also up for 12 trophies. […]

EU budget: Plans for farm subsidy cuts but more on security

EU budget: Plans for farm subsidy cuts but more on security

The European Commission‘s first multi-year budget after Brexit would try to plug the gap left by the UK‘s exit from the European Union with taxes on plastic waste and carbon emissions. The 2021-2027 budget of €1.279tn (£1.1tn; $1.4tn) proposes a cut to agriculture subsidies but more money on security, immigration […]

Eurozone growing faster than the UK

Eurozone growing faster than the UK

The European Union economy slowed in the first quarter of the year, official Eurostat figures have showed. Economic growth in the eurozone slowed to 0.4% for the period from January to March 2018, compared with 0.7% in the previous quarter. Growth in the 19-country single currency bloc reached 2.5% year-on-year. […]

Liverpool through to Champions League final

Liverpool through to Champions League final

The European Commission‘s first multi-year budget after Brexit would try to plug the gap left by the UK‘s exit from the European Union with taxes on plastic waste and carbon emissions. The 2021-2027 budget of €1.279tn (£1.1tn; $1.4tn) proposes a cut to agriculture subsidies but more money on security, immigration […]

UK MoD admits civilian death in IS fight

UK MoD admits civilian death in IS fight

An RAF strike on the Islamic State group has caused a civilian casualty, the Ministry of Defence has admitted for the first time. It says a Reaper drone fired on an IS vehicle in eastern Syria on 26 March this year, “unintentionally” killing a civilian on a motorbike when he […]

Muntader al-Zaidi: Iraq shoe-thrower standing for parliament

Muntader al-Zaidi: Iraq shoe-thrower standing for parliament

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush is running for parliament. Muntader al-Zaidi is standing in next week‘s elections as a candidate for a list founded by the influential Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr. Mr Zaidi said he wanted to fight the corruption that […]

Has Netanyahu‘s ‘revelation‘ changed anything?

Has Netanyahu‘s ‘revelation‘ changed anything?

So what has changed, if anything, in the wake of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s theatrical presentation of Israel‘s claimed seizure of a trove of documents from Iran‘s secret nuclear archive? The purpose and timing of Mr Netanyahu‘s presentation was clear: to discredit the Iran nuclear deal, and to […]

Women disguised as men get into Iranian stadium

Women disguised as men get into Iranian stadium

Several Iranian women have caught people‘s attention by revealing the lengths they go to to attend a football match. Donning beards and wigs, they disguised themselves as men so they could watch their team, Persepolis, play rivals Sepidrood at the Azadi stadium in Tehran last Friday. Images of the women […]