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Canary Wharf offices in lockdown after worker suffers coronavirus symptoms

Hundreds of staff at an office in London’s Canary Wharf were sent home amid coronavirus fears. Energy firm Chevron asked about 300 British employees to work remotely for the foreseeable future after a member of staff reported flu symptoms on their return from a country infected by the deadly bug. The worker was sent for […]

Sport

Viktor Hovland eyeing Ryder Cup following maiden PGA Tour win

Viktor Hovland has enjoyed hearing a lot of congratulations since breaking through to win his first PGA Tour title at the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday, but he took particular delight hearing it from European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington. They crossed paths arriving at this week’s Honda Classic. “That was great,” Hovland said. “Hopefully, […]

Lifestyle

Signs you’re suffering from digital drain (and it’s time for an online detox)

When social media goes from a fun distraction to a source of stress, something has to change. Loads of us are concerned about just how much time we’re spending online, from sitting at a computer all day to scrolling our timeline at night. But few of us can ditch tech entirely. So how do we […]

Business

Japan’s ANA orders 15 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners worth $5 billion at list prices

Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T) will buy 15 Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners worth $5 billion at list prices, it said, the first commercial order announcement for the U.S. planemaker this year as it wrestles with the grounding of the smaller 737 MAX. The deal, which sees Japan’s biggest carrier switch from Rolls-Royce (RR.L) engines […]

Technology

Apple and TikTok won’t testify in a March congressional hearing about their ties with China

Republican Senator Josh Hawley thinks Big Tech is “totally untrustworthy” as it hides deep connections with China. He invited Apple and TikTok to a congressional hearing scheduled for March 4, but neither of the two want to participate. TikTok is still in hot water due to its suspected ties with the Chinese government, but this […]

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Hairstylist stabbed and beaten ‘when attacker didn’t like hair colour’

A Russian hairstylist claims he almost died when an attacker stabbed him in the neck after ‘not liking his blue-violet hair’. Alexander, who goes by the pseudonym Glize Nana, was reportedly left with blood pouring from his neck when he was allegedly targeted at around midnight on February 5 at a shop close to his […]

Sport

Fireworks and concerts: Honda focused on the haves, not the have nots

Tiger Woods isn’t playing his hometown event again this year. Rory McIlroy lives in South Florida, and he’s passing on the Honda Classic, too. The 49th edition of the event will feature No. 3 Brooks Koepka as the only player among the top 10 in the Official World Ranking, but Honda Classic executive director Ken […]

Lifestyle

Going vegetarian could lower your risk of stroke, says study

Need a reason to keep up your veggie diet post Veganuary? How about the benefit of lowering your risk of suffering a stroke? Vegetarians have a significantly lower risk of suffering a stroke than people who eat meat and dish, suggests a new study. Researchers studied two groups of Buddhist communities, where a vegetarian diet […]

Business

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga to step down, insider Miebach tapped

Mastercard’s chief executive officer of 10 years, Ajay Banga, will step down at the start of the next year, the company said on Tuesday, and be replaced by Chief Product Officer Michael Miebach. Banga, who took charge of the company just after the 2008-09 financial crisis, has seen the payment processor’s revenue triple during his […]

Technology

Expedia cuts 3,000 jobs after pursuing growth too aggressively

Online travel giant Expedia has committed to a restructuring effort designed to simplify the company’s businesses and improve operational efficiencies. As is often the case with these sorts of matters, the revamp involves a somewhat significant number of job cuts. Per GeekWire, Expedia will eliminate 12 percent of its workforce, or around 3,000 jobs. The […]