NEWS DIGEST 31.10.2020: Spooky Surface Sales this Hallowe’en in the US

Good morning/afternoon/evening and happy Hallowe’en!!. Today’s news report comes from my personal Twitter account. American supermarket chain Best Buy is offering shoppers USD $300 (GBP £232) off of Microsoft Surface 3 laptops as part of their Black Friday Ads Deal … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 31.10.2020: Spooky Surface Sales this Hallowe’en in the US

NEWS DIGEST 11.05.2020: Confusion over latest UK gov’t rules on lockdown

  This morning’s News Digest comes via Google News. As UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced some minor easing changes to the national lockdown yesterday evening, the Daily Mail reports that commuters have jampacked the underground system in London, as … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 11.05.2020: Confusion over latest UK gov’t rules on lockdown

YOU CAN’T SPELL PRIME WITHOUT ‘P’: Delivery driver caught urinating in customer’s driveway

  Bognor Regis, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via Bognor Regis Observer   Working as a delivery driver for big-name logistics and retail companies is a hard slog, and it is difficult to find time for toilet breaks during the long … Continue reading YOU CAN’T SPELL PRIME WITHOUT ‘P’: Delivery driver caught urinating in customer’s driveway

COPS WITH CAMS: Philippines police to trial body cameras next year

Silang – VIJAY SHAH via MARLLY ROME BONDOC and GMA News Mirroring the introduction of body cameras for police forces in the countries of Europe and North America, the national police of the Philippines have announced that they will be considering fitting body cameras to their officers in the new year, according to a report by GMA News Online today. The small cameras, usually attached to the police officer’s helmet, hat or upper body, help ensure the officer’s safety when apprehending criminals or carrying out raids, but also serve as valuable video evidence for court cases. This year, police in the … Continue reading COPS WITH CAMS: Philippines police to trial body cameras next year

HIGH STREET TV – New senior team appointed at media company

York – VIJAY SHAH via Entirely Yorkshire A Yorkshire-based retail channel company, High Street TV, has announced the creation of a new team of senior executives which it is hoped will help boost the profile and success of the company, reports the website Entirely Yorkshire. High Street TV operates five television channels dedicated to shopping in the UK, and is described as the country’s most successful and longest running multi-channel DRTV Home Shopping Channel, diffusing around 3,000 hours of viewing time across its platforms, along with advertising on another fifty channels including major outlets like Channel 4 and Five. The media … Continue reading HIGH STREET TV – New senior team appointed at media company

AIR MAURITIUS CRISIS: Fifty pilots from India drafted in to man ailing airline

Port Louis – VIJAY SHAH and ABHI RAMSAHAYE via LeDéfi Media Group A team of fifty pilots from India are being sent to the island of Mauritius to help solve a staff shortage that has brought the island’s national air carrier to its knees, reports local French-language news agency LeDéfi Media Group. The island’s national and most significant airline, Air Mauritius is currently undergoing a crisis caused by many of its pilots refusing to report for duty, for reasons unknown. Several flights by Air Mauritius have already been cancelled since last Thursday, a serious problem for Mauritius, a popular holiday hotspot and … Continue reading AIR MAURITIUS CRISIS: Fifty pilots from India drafted in to man ailing airline

WORKING 9-5: Average British commuter spends £48k on travel in a lifetime

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digital The average British commuter will spend around GBP £48,000 (USD $60211) of the course of a lifetime, just on travelling to their workplace, a recent survey of 2,000 commuters in the U.K. has discovered. The figure is not surprising to many observers. Britain has some of the highest transport fares in Europe, with many tickets around ten times their European equivalent. In addition, the average Briton will also spend up to a year of their life on the commute, assuming they work for 47 years of their lifespan. The survey showed that … Continue reading WORKING 9-5: Average British commuter spends £48k on travel in a lifetime

PHOTO MOMENT: Foxy Bear

    A furry and fluffy blast from the past. On the 8th of January, 2013, a friend and former colleague of mine received this teddy bear as a gift. With his chunky paws and smart tartan bowtie, Foxy Bear, as he came to be called, took pride of place on our bank of desks in Fitzrovia, while doing sweet-all work himself. Sadly the bear went walkies some time later and his current location is unknown, although I suspect he took off with another ex-colleague. Farewell, Foxy Bear. P.S. You might spot someone familiar peering at Foxy in the background. … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Foxy Bear