Uber taxi app heads to Leeds as Unite union cabbies protest

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Guy Bentley Uber is set to make its presence felt in the North of England with a planned launch in Leeds: the taxi app has filed an application with Leeds City Council to become a private hire operator.But even before the company had the opportunity to make its mark on Leeds transportation, a group of demonstrators Unite the union picketed outside what could be the San Francisco company’s third base in the UK after London and Manchester, where Uber operates under licenses granted by local authorities. Chairman of Leeds cab section of Unite Paul Landau complained that Uber is not “working within the parameters of what is acceptable within licensing guidelines”. He added Uber is not a “legitimate service”.A spokesman for Leeds City Council council said:The application by Uber to be a licensed private hire operator in Leeds will be dealt with as per our usual licensing policies and regulations.Any decision made will be on the basis of the relevant legislation, compliance to local conditions and the merits of the individual application. It would be inappropriate to make any further comment while a legal decision-making process is running.”Uber has clashed with a number with taxi unions and politicians in many of the 45 countries that it operates. Last week, the company was referred to HM Revenue & Customs by Transport for London (TfL). center_img Uber taxi app heads to Leeds as Unite union cabbies protest whatsapp Tags: Uber Wednesday 22 October 2014 5:15 amlast_img read more

Ebola suit maker Lakeland Industries needs to raise $11.2m to keep up with demand

first_img Ebola suit maker Lakeland Industries needs to raise $11.2m to keep up with demand Emma Haslett Friday 24 October 2014 10:29 am Lakeland Industries, the New York-based company which manufactures protective suits used by those treating Ebola patients, has announced plans to raise $11.2m (£7m).The company said it will raise the cash through a private placement of common stock, at $10 per share, with the proceeds going towards paying off its debts and “supporting the increased demand for Lakeland’s safety products due to the Ebola crisis”. It said a massive increase in demand – the US State Department has placed a bid for 160,000 suits – meant it needed to step up manufacturing capacity.Christopher Ryan, Lakeland’s chief executive, said the offering “provides us with the capital we need to turn our attention to our core businesses”.Funding will go toward expanding our production capacity for our ChemMax and MicroMax protective suit lines in order to keep up with the significant global demand we have seen from governments, health organisations, and hospitals currently purchasing our fluid and pathogen resistant certified hazmat suits and other accessory items such as boots, sleeves and aprons used in the fight against Ebola.The news comes on the same day it was revealed a New York doctor had tested positive for Ebola. Dr Craig Spencer had used the subway, gone bowling and used an Uber cab before he began to feel symptoms of the disease. Earlier today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said “several hundred thousand” vaccines against the disease will be produced by the end of 2015, although there is no proven cure for Ebola. So far, the disease has killed 4,877 people. in Libera, Guinea, Sierra Leone, plus one in the US. whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: Ebolalast_img read more

Rousseff wins Brazilian vote

first_img Monday 27 October 2014 12:18 am Tags: NULL President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won a second term in office in Brazil, following a close-fought election campaign. Rousseff won 51.6 per cent of the vote against centrist opposition leader Aecio Neves, who won 48.4 per cent. The president fought a campaign focused on her record of boosting employment and reducing poverty in the country, despite a recent economic slowdown. More than 140m Brazilians voted in the election. whatsapp Rousseff wins Brazilian vote Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Matterszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] last_img read more

Ex-Gaucho MD’s new place M is pukka for Chuka

first_imgWednesday 12 November 2014 9:36 pm Ex-Gaucho MD’s new place M is pukka for Chuka Some of the City’s best known names trotted down to Threadneedle Walk last night for the opening of Gaucho’s former MD Martin Williams’ new restaurant complex, M. Metro Bank chief Craig Donaldson was there, rubbing shoulders with designer Amanda Wakeley, chef Angela Hartnett and shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna, who was there with old uni buddy Luke Robins, executive publisher of Esquire. “I’m here through Luke but I’m also here to support Tinie Tempah [who performed] – we’re good mates,” Umunna told The Capitalist. The shadow business secretary admitted it had been a crazy week, but told us how he liked to wind down. “I love watching Gogglebox with my girlfriend.” His favourite characters? “Sandy and Sandra, of course, their grandkids go to my old school.” With the champagne flowing and Williams’ new place looking every bit as popular as his old stomping ground, M attracted a few restaurant peers. Having celebrated its second anniversary the night before, Sushi Samba’s managing partner Matthew Johnson was there – The Capitalist even spotted him popping a business card on one of the tables. A bit cheeky? “We’re all friends here in the City,” laughed Williams.Thank goodness. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Gabriella Griffith Tags: Chuka Umunna Peoplelast_img read more

Airbnb given boost as IoD says sharers should not pay tax on first £10k

first_img Share Monday 24 November 2014 9:27 pm Airbnb given boost as IoD says sharers should not pay tax on first £10k whatsapp Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] Tags: Airbnb Sharing economy More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Show Comments ▼ Rental groups such as Airbnb could soon become even more attractive if the Institute of Directors (IoD) gets its way. The business group has called on the government not to tax sharers on the first £10,000 they make by monetising their assets. Currently, those renting their home get £4,250 tax-free under rules first created 18 years ago. The IoD is lobbying ministers first to up this limit to £6,960 to take into account inflation, then to increase it to £10,000 in line with the personal allowance. The business group also wants the govern­ment to take the lead and open the tax-free scheme up to home rentals through Airbnb and other sites, ride-sharing and asset hire. The government has indicated that it is keen to ex­plore how the sharing economy can be more formally recognised in the UK. Busi­ness minister Matt Hancock used the Cons­ervative party conference earlier this year to launch a consultation into the area, following similar reviews into digital currency and crowd-sourcing. Last week, he told City A.M. that the government wanted to build a nation of entrepreneurs and would “put a rocket booster” under the sharing economy to make this happen quickly. “Renting out your home can earn you an average of £3,000 each year which is hardly small change and it’s a good route to self-employment,” he added. Author of the IoD report Jimmy McLoughlin said yesterday: “The government has made clear its desire to establish the UK as a global leader in the sharing economy, and we wel­come this commitment. At its simplest, the sharing economy is about letting people make the most of their assets and the government should establish a tax regime that encourages and supports this.” last_img read more

Wetherspoon ends drinks deal with Heineken after supply row

first_img whatsapp Wetherspoon ends drinks deal with Heineken after supply row by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorElvenar#StayAtHome and Play this Fantasy Game. No Install.Elvenar Tags: Company J D Wetherspoon More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Share Tuesday 9 December 2014 6:36 amcenter_img whatsapp Wetherspoon is waving bye-bye to Heineken and will pull the brewer’s products from all of its 926 pubs, following a fall-out over pricing in Ireland.Wetherspoon said on Tuesday that the Dutch brewer had refused to supply Heineken lager and Murphy’s stout to its new pub in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.  The group also said that Heineken had wanted personal guarantees from chief executive John Hutson before it would supply any other drinks.But the pub giant had already been treating customers to Heineken lager and Murphy’s stout at a discount of around 40 per cent at its first Irish pub in Black rock, Dublin.Wetherspoon’s chairman Tim Martin said:We have been trading with Heineken for 35 years and they have never requested personal guarantees before.It’s obstructive to do so now, especially when we made record profits of around £80 million last year.The refusal to supply Heineken lager and Murphy’s just before the opening of our new pub in Dun Laoghaire, which represents an investment by us of nearly four million euros, is unacceptable and hard to understand.The group, which last year said it planned to open around 30 pubs in the Republic of Ireland, is also unable to sell Guinness there following a spat with drinks group Diageo.However Heineken has commented saying that it is taking steps to resolve the bust-up.A spokesman for Heineken said:We are aware of the comments made by JD Wetherspoon and its Chairman this morning.Heineken UK has had a long standing and successful relationship with JDW in the UK market over a 35 year period, and it is unfortunate that commercial issues in Ireland between Heineken Ireland and JD Wetherspoon have led to the current situation.We are seeking a resolution as soon as possible, and it is not our intention to comment in any further detail at this point Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris last_img read more

Stansted owner Manchester Airport Group calls for further rail investment in south east

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William and Kate meet Jay-Z and Beyonce: How Brand Royal has finally entered the 21st century

first_imgSunday 14 December 2014 4:15 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar Simon Massey MasseySimon Massey is global chief executive of strategic branding consultancy The Gild. Share whatsapp This week New Yorkers went mad for Will and Kate as they took a trip to the Big Apple for the first time. Crowds were out in force, media coverage blanketed the channels, hoards of people desperate to catch a glimpse. It was almost as if The Beatles had arrived once again. It’s incredible to consider how important Will and Kate are to the world at large, especially Americans. I know there has been much debate in the UK about the irrelevance of the Royal Family and 20 years ago I would have agreed, but I think their shift in brand strategy has been exceptionally successful. They were fusty, dull, expensive and representative of the old Empire. They tried a shift towards pretending they were like us, but the debacle of It’s a Knockout put that tact to bed and Charles banging on about architecture or organic biscuits is as boring as having to listen to the shipping forecast. But then along came the kids. We’ve got William who still provides the history and tradition of a proper English Royal, but he does so with a more open, accessible manner. He had a job (as a helicopter pilot, but that’s normal right?) and he lived in a cottage in Anglesey, which gives you the feeling that perhaps he’s not so different to us after all. Perhaps that’s why LeBron James thought it was ok to give him a sweaty cuddle. William does the job of keeping the old traditions alive. Then there’s Kate, the one the Americans really wanted to see. The celeb obsessed audience wants a style icon to adorn the front cover of glossy magazines, they want to dive straight into the stores and buy the same dress, coat or shoes as her. They want to scream and shout, burst into tears as they see a real life princess (well, a duchess – but who’s counting?) and they want to dream that it could happen to them. And then my personal favourite, Harry. He’s a down to earth, proper bloke who fought with his battalion and gets nervous before public speaking. He has also been known to climb into Jacuzzis in Vegas, play strip poker, smoke and wear questionable fancy dress. Harry is the royal for rock and rollers, the bloke down the pub, the normal ones among us. The geeza. Somewhere along the lines a very clever advisor segmented the target audience, repositioned, redesigned and set a course for the Royal Family brand to be relevant for the celebrity generation. So we see Prince William converse in a stately manner with President Obama, before casually shifting to become K-Will, courtside, munching on popcorn, high-fiving with the American Royal Family, aka Jay-Z and Beyonce. All sides covered. I’d say the Royal brand is back on track and just in time for a selfie… center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL William and Kate meet Jay-Z and Beyonce: How Brand Royal has finally entered the 21st century More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Educating Yanis Varoufakis: Greek finance minister and his English mentor MP Stuart Holland

first_img Tags: People Yanis Varoufakis whatsapp Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Educating Yanis Varoufakis: Greek finance minister and his English mentor MP Stuart Holland Wednesday 28 January 2015 9:12 pm Share whatsapp Former British MP Stuart Holland, who calls newly elected Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis a close friend of over a decade having worked with him on a number of academic economics papers, last night said he felt more confident than ever in Greece’s economy.“He is brilliant, and he’s very well informed because we’ve been on to this for 15 years now,” Holland told City A.M.Holland, now an academic economist and visiting economics professor at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, worked alongside Varoufakis to write a paper entitled A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Eurozone Crisis in 2010.Varoufakis and Holland became friends over a decade ago when Varoufakis invited Holland to give seminars to his faculty at the University of Athens, they quickly hit it off sharing many of the same views on Europe.“I’m very pro-Europe, the need for joint-European action is vital… but the Brussels agenda is deadly,” says Holland, who advised former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou while he was in office.Varoufakis, who has been outspoken in his criticism of European policy-makers, could face his greatest challenges fighting Europe, but Holland is confident Varoufakis has what it takes to win some battles. “Brussels is a blank space, these guys just don’t know anything, they are not anything like as well-informed as Yanis is.” More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Next shareholders to be treated to a £90m special dividend

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp whatsapp Share Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Next shareholders to be treated to a £90m special dividend Britain’s second biggest retailer Next yesterday announced another special dividend of £90m in order to return surplus cash to shareholders it had originally planned to pay out via a share buyback. The clothing and homewares retailer, which has enjoyed years of stellar growth under chief executive Lord Wolfson’s watch – even overtaking Marks & Spencer in profits last year – said it would pay a special dividend of 60p a share on 1 May to investors.Next has a well established policy of returning surplus cash to shareholders through share buybacks or special dividends. Its last special dividend, one of 50p a share, was announced in December.The retailer forecast that at the lower end of its profit guidance for the 2015-16 year it will generate around £360m of surplus cash.Next said that as its share price remained above £67, it has not been able to return surplus cash via a share buyback. Instead it intends to pay four quarterly special dividends of approximately £90m, or 60p per share, each. The first of these was announced yesterday.Despite the new increased payout and the prospect of more, Next said it remained cautious for the year ahead and was not changing its 2015-16 profit guidance.Next is set to report its full-year results for the year to January on 19 March. It has forecast a pre-tax profit of £775m. Tags: Next Plc Thursday 5 February 2015 8:36 pmlast_img read more