McDonald’s is the latest big company to be hit by a data breach that has exposed customers’ details. The world’s biggest burger chain said cyber attackers had accessed a “small number” of files on customers in South Korea and Taiwan. The breach included e-mail, delivery addresses and phone numbers – but not payment details. A spokeswoman for the firm ...

The case of the workshy driver who won an employment tribunal despite being spotted at a bar after phoning in sick is a fine example of why the pendulum of power has swung too far towards employees. The presiding judge may as well have given every work dodger carte blanche to call in sick whenever they fancy a ...

Disruption in the global container shipping industry shows no sign of being resolved quickly and could lead to shortages in the run-up to Christmas, say industry experts. An outbreak of Covid-19 in Guangdong province in southern China has caused acute congestion at the region’s ports. As a result, shipments have been delayed, exacerbating tensions within global supply chains. And ...

Rishi Sunak will be presented with more demands to help businesses as Boris Johnson prepares to push back the June 21 lifting of restrictions. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said the chancellor would need to delay the tapering of the furlough scheme; from July 1, businesses are due to contribute 10 per cent of staff wages in a ...

A finish-at-home meal-kit service used by restaurants including Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano has raised £10 million for expansion. Dishpatch, founded in the first lockdown last year, obtained the funds from venture firms Andreessen Horowitz and LocalGlobe. Entrepreneurs including Bloom & Wild boss Aron Gelbard and Trouva co-founder Mandeep Singh also invested. Ex-Farfetch operating chief Andrew Robb will join the ...

Hospitality leaders have reacted with fury as Boris Johnson prepares to introduce a four-week delay to the road map tomorrow amid warnings of further damage to the economy. The prime minister has been accused of killing the summer of fun, with thousands of events set to be cancelled, including the potential for a second successive summer without big music ...

https://www.facebook.com/1SAMBAYANOfficial/ Opposition coalition 1Sambayan announced on Saturday its list of nominees for the two highest positions in the country, more than two months since the alliance of conservative, moderate, and progressive parties and individuals was launched. Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, former senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel I. Diokno, who have boldly criticized ...

The Government spent more than £30,000 promoting the failed Pick For Britain scheme as farmers could not recruit the 60,000 British volunteers needed to save UK crops when the coronavirus pandemic stopped seasonal foreign workers from entering the last year. Yet £29,830 was spent between April 2020 and April 2021 on the failed scheme, the Department for Environment, Food ...

The central bank’s dollar reserves dipped in May, as the government withdrew foreign currency to use for debt repayments.   Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed the gross international reserves (GIR) declined by 0.67% to $106.978 billion as of end-May, from the $107.705 billion logged as of end-April.   However, this was 14.7% higher than the $93.288 billion in foreign exchange buffers ...

Typical households in Metro Manila will see an increase of around P16 in their electricity bills this month, after distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced a rise in overall power rates due to higher spot market prices.  In a statement on Friday, Meralco said its overall rate climbed by P0.0798 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to P8.6718 per kWh, from last ...

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