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Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose
- November 16, 2018

Huazong, who has 322,000 followers on Weibo, claims he has stayed at 147 five-star and boutique hotels over the past six years. His revelations drew wide attention and caused a nation-wide public outcry. At the Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai, a worker is shown reusing a plastic-cup cover fished out of a garbage bin. "We sincerely apologise for what has occurred and we are now investigating this matter with the highest diligence", said hotel spokeswoman Chloe Qian. (more...)
Malaysian Banking Group CIMB Taps Ripple for Blockchain Remittances Malaysian Banking Group CIMB Taps Ripple for Blockchain Remittances
- November 16, 2018

CIMB Group and Ripple have entered into a strategic collaboration to enable instant cross border payments across its various markets. CIMB's network already spans 15 countries, almost 800 branches and offers Speedsend - one of the best solutions in the ASEAN region . (more...)
Outrage at new Bunnings sausage sizzle onion ruling, dividing the nation Outrage at new Bunnings sausage sizzle onion ruling, dividing the nation
- November 16, 2018

Bunnings Warehouse, a national chain of almost 300 stores, may not have expected it, but the effort to dispense culinary advice as if it were home fix led to a countrywide meltdown. "To be frank, our customers know onions are for eating not dropping. You lose less this way", another said. Magee said his restaurant placed onions beneath a sausage upon request only - usually from customers with beards who wanted to minimize mess. (more...)
More Style, More Power, More Safety — Toyota Corolla Revealed More Style, More Power, More Safety — Toyota Corolla Revealed
- November 16, 2018

GA-C platform, the Corolla has been unified globally for this generation. The new Corolla sedan has grown some 10 mm in length to 4 640 mm and 5 mm in width to 1 780 mm. The TNGA structure also features additional seals in its body panel gaps to insulate noise penetration and enhance air-sealing performance. The instrument cluster features a 4.2-inch trip computer as standard with an upgraded 7-inch one offered as an option. (more...)
Senate leaders preserve posts; McCarthy will get high Home GOP place Senate leaders preserve posts; McCarthy will get high Home GOP place
- November 16, 2018

The California Republican, an ally of President Donald Trump , fended off a challenge from conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of OH in a closed-door election . Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina was elected Republican Conference Vice Chair and Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri became Republican Conference Secretary. (more...)
Amazon kicks of Black Friday week with huge slew of Alexa deals Amazon kicks of Black Friday week with huge slew of Alexa deals
- November 16, 2018

And though Black Friday doesn't officially start until November 23, there are already lots of laptop sales trickling in. Offering free shipping is an effective way to get online shoppers to load up their carts. You'll have to click through, find a model or item you want, and see its specific price reduction for the week. Black Friday used to be the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S., but recently, it's become the busiest couple of weeks of the year, with retailers like Best ... (more...)
FCC approves SpaceX, Telesat, LeoSat and Kepler internet constellations FCC approves SpaceX, Telesat, LeoSat and Kepler internet constellations
- November 16, 2018

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has noted the market for telecommunications services is dramatically bigger than the market for launch services , and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said satellite service revenue would help fund his vision of building a city on Mars . (more...)
Lion Air crash victim family files lawsuit against Boeing Lion Air crash victim family files lawsuit against Boeing
- November 16, 2018

The airline's claims come after Boeing was similarly accused on Tuesday by the Allied Pilots Association (APA) of withholding information about the potential danger of the plane's new features. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg addresses concerns over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX after the Lion Air crash in Indonesia. "The bulletin is not reaffirming, it's enlightening and adding new info". (more...)
Honda Passport Will Debut at the LA Auto Show Honda Passport Will Debut at the LA Auto Show
- November 16, 2018

The video has a pretty intense soundtrack for something parents are going to buy to take the kids to school in, but it gets the point across. Honda designed and developed the Passport in the USA, and it will enter production in Lincoln, Alabama, alongside the Pilot . (more...)
Merkel kills hope of European Union shift on Brexit deal Merkel kills hope of European Union shift on Brexit deal
- November 16, 2018

By seeking to preserve the closest possible ties with EU, May has upset her party's ma- ny advocates of a clean bre- ak, and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , which props up her government. "If we get behind a deal, we can bring our country back together and seize the opportunities that lie ahead", Mrs May told lawmakers. "I can not defend this, and I can not vote for this deal. (more...)
I put national interest first not partisan interest: British PM Theresa May
- November 15, 2018

She said approval by cabinet was a "decisive step which allows us to move on and finalise the deal in the days ahead". Appearing before the House of Commons earlier Wednesday, May confronted the anger of both those who want a cleaner break with Brussels and those who think Brexit is a disaster. (more...)
FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, restrictions on flavored e-cigs FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, restrictions on flavored e-cigs
- November 15, 2018

A top US health official today pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The move comes more than two years after the FDA released its final proposed deeming rule extending its regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco on May 5, 2016. (more...)
Troubled airline Flybe puts itself up for sale Troubled airline Flybe puts itself up for sale
- November 15, 2018

Under-pressure United Kingdom regional airline Flybe has said it is in talks with a number of "strategic operators" about a possible sale of the group. The alert sent shares tumbling by more than a third on the day and almost 75% has been wiped off its stock market value since December. However there has been a recent softening in growth in the short-haul market, as well as continued headwinds from higher fuel and currency costs. (more...)
Woman's cruise ship death may be murder Woman's cruise ship death may be murder
- November 15, 2018

The incident happened aboard the Royal Princess ship which left Port Everglades last Friday for a seven-day cruise through the Caribbean. The woman crashed into a lifeboat on a lower deck and was declared dead at the scene, the cruise company told USA Today in a statement . (more...)
Land Rover Artfully Previews The Next-Gen Evoque Ahead Of Upcoming Debut Land Rover Artfully Previews The Next-Gen Evoque Ahead Of Upcoming Debut
- November 15, 2018

Under the skin, the new Evoque will ride on an updated take on the D8 architecture now underpinning the Jaguar E-Pace and Land Rover Discovery Sport . Ahead of a full launch later this month, Land Rover has begun teasing the brand-new Evoque in the form of full-sized wire structures dotted around London in the UK. (more...)
‘US won't back down!’ Pence THREATENS China with all-out cold WAR ‘US won't back down!’ Pence THREATENS China with all-out cold WAR
- November 15, 2018

The late November meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina is unlikely to bear any fruit, Jude Woodward, author of "The US vs China: Asia's New Cold War", told Sputnik. While two industry sources familiar with the contents of the response said it was largely a restatement of previous Chinese commitments, it was seen as a necessary starting point for continued negotiations. (more...)
Business, Correction: SAP-Qualtrics story Business, Correction: SAP-Qualtrics story
- November 15, 2018

Ryan I have known each other about three months. According to Fortune , the deal came at a ideal time. SAP CEO: If You Want to Survey Somebody You Hire Survey Monkey... Alibaba's share price, which doubled last year, is down 16 percent this year. Qualtrics' approach is based on what it calls "experience management" or XM, according to Sequoia's Schreier. (more...)
Kia Soul teased ahead of L.A Kia Soul teased ahead of L.A
- November 15, 2018

We can also see the Soul-branded plastic element visually linking the rear quarter windows with the tail-lights. As expected from the prototypes, the Soul retains its boxy design. That vehicle can be bought with either a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated or 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. That means it will get a front-mounted single electric motor that pushes out about 100kW and a 39kWh lithium-ion battery that will provide for a range of around 320km. (more...)
Brexit fears prompt Mr Kipling maker to stockpile ingredients Brexit fears prompt Mr Kipling maker to stockpile ingredients
- November 15, 2018

The company said food brands had largely been protected from a wider slowdown in consumer spending. "The group shortly intends to start a process of building stocks of raw materials to protect the company against the risk of delays at ports", Premier Foods said. (more...)
Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support
- November 15, 2018

Trump tweeted his support for a call by a cable industry group for a probe into what it claims are anti-competitive practices by Comcast Corp , the world's biggest entertainment company and the parent company of NBC News. The ACA serves as a trade association for small and medium-sized independent companies that provide broadband, phone, and video services to eight million Americans for rural and suburban markets across America. (more...)
Oil falls to lowest price in 12 months Oil falls to lowest price in 12 months
- November 15, 2018

Price is now moving through and beyond the 100 EMA and 55.00 looks a good long term place for a pause given the support that is there. The IEA expects inventories in industrialized nations to jump by 2 million barrels a day in the first half of next year if current output is maintained. (more...)
Powerball jackpot victor played the same numbers for 25 years Powerball jackpot victor played the same numbers for 25 years
- November 15, 2018

Bailey says he has "faithfully" played numbers a family member gave him over 25 years ago. The winning Powerball numbers for the October 27 drawing were 8, 12, 13, 19, 27, and the Powerball 4. 5, 2018, at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive, Iowa. Hours later, after catching a college football game, Bailey, who has been retired for 10 years, went online to check his numbers around 11:30 p.m. (more...)
The $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot victor has not claimed the prize The $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot victor has not claimed the prize
- November 15, 2018

A victor has 180 days, or about six months, to claim their prize, giving the ticket-buyer until April 21 to officially become America's newest billionaire. Unclaimed lottery prizes are used for different purposes by each state. "Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #Mega Millions jackpot victor: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and CALL THE LOTTERY at 1-866-736-9819". (more...)
Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims
- November 15, 2018

Reports of multiple sexual harassment claims resulting in quiet pay-offs for high-up executives in the company led to a walk-out by employees across Google offices earlier this month. Arbitration of harassment claims will be optional instead of obligatory, according to Pichai, a move that could end anonymous settlements that fail to identify those accused of harassment. (more...)
Beating Lyft to the punch, Uber unveils rewards program in San Diego Beating Lyft to the punch, Uber unveils rewards program in San Diego
- November 15, 2018

Interested users can hop on a waitlist so they can be informed the second Uber Rewards launches in their city. For every eligible dollar that you spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the six months prior to joining Uber Rewards will be counted towards your membership level when the program goes live in your area. (more...)

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