Air fare wars and Brexit hit Ryanair

He added that “the current weak fare environment has continued into the second quarter and we expect [first half] fares to be down approximately 6%”. Ryanair to cut flights after 737 Max delays Ryanair expects to win in airline ‘fare wars’ Ryanair said the drop in fares had been partially offset by 14% higher ancillary revenue, such as from baggage, food and other fees. “The June quarter results were not quite as bad as feared,” Liberum analyst Gerald Khoo said …

Huawei sales soar 23% despite US restrictions on its business

Shenzhen (CNN Business)Huawei is still growing despite a continued US campaign aimed at crimping its global reach. The company’s latest earnings report comes more than two months after the US imposed new restrictions on the Chinese firm. Washington placed Huawei on a trade blacklist in May, barring American companies from selling it software and components without a license. Despite the US restrictions, Huawei chairman Liang Hua said Tuesday that operations are smooth. “Our core products have not been significantly affected,” …

Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on eighth weekend of marches

Yuen Long, Hong Kong (CNN)Riot police and protesters clashed Saturday in the small town of Yuen Long, near Hong Kong’s border with China, after tens of thousands took to the streets for the eighth consecutive weekend amid an ongoing political crisis. Despite the apparent unlawfulness of the gathering, tens of thousands of protesters defied police to march through Yuen Long. Protesters, many wearing black, chanted “There is no riot only a tyranny” and “Hong Kong Police, the lawbreakers” as they …

DoorDash To Change Tipping Model Following Backlash

“Going forward, we’re changing our model – the new model will ensure that Dashers’ earnings will increase by the exact amount a customer tips on every order,” DoorDash chief executive Tony Xu The announcement comes after was no secret, but the renewed attention prompted swift backlash on social media. As tech writer Louise Matsakis wrote on Twitter after reading the Times article: “I don’t believe that a single person intends to give a tip to a multibillion dollar venture-backed startup. They …

Are you ready for the 35C heatwave?

But the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says a limit cannot be introduced because some industries have to work in high temperatures. You must enable JavaScript to view this content. Compare the temperature where you are with more than 50 cities around the world, including some of the hottest and coldest inhabited places. Enter your location or postcode in the search box to see your result. Find a location °C °C °C This temperature comparison tool uses three hourly forecast …

Facebook Fined Record $5 Billion By FTC For Privacy Violations

Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO The fine is the largest the As part of the agency’s settlement with Facebook, Zuckerberg will have to personally certify his company’s compliance with its privacy programs. The FTC said that false certifications could expose him to civil or criminal penalties. Some experts had thought the FTC might fine Zuckerberg directly or seriously limit his authority over the …

Alabama Restaurant Owner Closes To Protest Event By Fox News ‘Asshat’ Brian Kilmeade

Alabama restaurant owner posted an impassioned notice on her Facebook page that she was closing her business Saturday to protest a nearby appearance by “asshat” Brian Kilmeade. Fox & Friends” who recently compared border detention facilities “America: Great from the Start” at the Adeeba Khan, owner of the As a “decent human, first and foremost, a person of color, a woman, a second generation immigrant of Pakistani decent, and a Birmingham native, I refuse to contribute to anyone’s hateful bullshit,” …

Farmers Lash Out At Trump After Latest Trade War Blow From China

Donald Trump in the wake of a new hit from Trump’s “strategy of constant escalation and antagonism” has worsened the situation, Roger Johnson, the president of the National Farmers Union, the nation’s second-largest general farmers group, “It’s really, really getting bad out here,” Bob Kuylen, a North Dakota farmer of 35 years, China canceled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products last weekend. The retaliatory action came after Trump announced China’s move is a “body blow to thousands of farmers and …

Crowdfunding campaign for Kyoto Animation passes $2 million mark

(CNN)A crowdfunding campaign launched by U.S. animation distributor Sentai Filmworks to support Kyoto Animation has raised more than $2 million. The Japanese studio was a victim of an arson attack Thursday leaving 34 people dead. Police in Japan are investigating why a man torched a renowned animation studio in what is being described as the country’s worst mass killing in almost 20 years. Police have identified 41-yer-old Shinji Aoba as the suspect who started the fire, accusing him of using …

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ co-star and memorable bad guy, dies at 75

(CNN)Rutger Hauer, a dashing Dutch actor who battled Harrison Ford in the science-fiction classic “Blade Runner” and excelled in bad-guy roles, died July 19 after a short illness, his longtime agent Steve Kenis told CNN. Hauer’s closing monologue, in which the character discusses all the things he has seen, is especially memorable. Of working with director Ridley Scott, the actor later said, ” I understood, on a very strong level, what he wanted, and by instinct I gave it to …