Supporters at the time of the proposal argued the scheme would save energy by reducing domestic coal consumption. … [Read more...] about Clocks change 2020: Did the clocks go forward last night and will my phone update automatically?
6ix9ine loses his cool explaining his legal battle
This is the type of one-sided flexibility that Matthew Taylor points to in his review on the gig economy. As a zero-hours contract worker, you quickly realise how a business can adeptly organise and reorganise so that any loss of money will fall on those paid the least. Working at a well-known burger chain, this meant bringing in our own change for customers – so that if we got short-changed or handed a dodgy note, it was us who went home out of pocket. It’s always those at the bottom of the food chain who are left exposed by employment practices like this. And it’s for that reason that Taylor’s recommendations are no reassurance to zero-hours workers. … [Read more...] about Zero-hours workers won’t be reassured by the Taylor review – I’ve been one
Michael, who is the father of Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested at his lawyer's office on Monday, 24 hours after Kate was stopped by police and booked for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in the Hamptons, New York. … [Read more...] about Michael Lohan arrested for choking ex Kate Major day after her drunk-driving arrest
After the Sinfonietta collaboration, Greenwood has his position as composer in residence with the BBC Concert Orchestra to look forward to. "It's insane," he says, "because I've got a whole orchestra to myself. I still can't believe it. It's that thing of standing in a quiet room, and experiencing the way the air moves when the orchestra start to play. It's so seductive." In the first piece Greenwood wrote for the orchestra, he tried to get the string players to sound like snare drums and high-hats. "Parts of it were really good, and in another part somebody in the orchestra started laughing it was so bad. I know I'm going to drive them crazy with all these ideas." … [Read more...] about ‘I’m going to drive everyone slightly crazy’
Schmid, also known as Oz, was from Winchester, Hampshire. His wife, Christina, said: "Oz was a phenomenal husband and loving father who was cruelly murdered during a relentless five-month tour. He was my best friend and soulmate. The pain of losing him is overwhelming. I take comfort knowing he saved countless lives with his hard work. I am so proud of him." … [Read more...] about Army explosives expert killed defusing bomb in Afghanistan