Banksy: How Love is in the Bin’s shredding did not go to plan

Image copyright Getty Images The partial shredding of a Banksy artwork didn’t go entirely to plan, the artist has confirmed. Love is in the Bin self-shredded in its frame immediately after selling for £860,000 at Sotheby’s last week. Now, Banksy has uploaded a video suggesting the entire canvas was supposed to shred, and not just two thirds of it. A ...

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UK fashion retailer New Look to exit China, close 120 stores

LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion group New Look is to exit China and will close its remaining 120 stores there by the end of the year, it said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: New Look cloth tags are seen in a box at the Indochine Apparel PLC textile factory in Hawassa Industrial Park in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples region, Ethiopia ...

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A cyber-skills shortage means students are being recruited to fight off hackers

There aren’t enough cybersecurity workers out there—and things are getting worse. According to one estimate, by 2021 an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be unfilled. And of the candidates who apply, fewer than one in four are even qualified.  That’s why many large corporations are investing in longer-term solutions like mobile training trucks and apprenticeship programs. But Texas A&M ...

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To overcome Brexit impasse, May open to extending transition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir ...

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Kleenex bins ‘Mansize’ tissues – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Kleenex is scrapping “Mansize” branding from its tissue boxes after 60 years on the shelves as consumers called it out for being sexist. The company said the tissues would now be called “Extra Large”. The change comes as one customer questioned the firm after her four-year-old son asked if “girls, boys and mummies” can use them. ...

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Takeda gets Japanese approval for $62 billion Shire purchase

(Reuters) – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (4502.T) said on Thursday Japan’s Fair Trade Commission had approved its $62 billion acquisition of Shire Plc (SHP.L), bringing the Japanese firm closer to sealing a deal that will make it a global top 10 drugmaker. FILE PHOTO: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s logo is seen at its new headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2018. ...

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Singapore charges individuals, firms over breaches of North Korea luxury goods sanctions

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore police on Thursday charged a citizen, a North Korean and three companies with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea, the latest example of sanctions breaches in the wealthy Asian city-state. Police said Chong Hock Yen, 58, and North Korean Li Hyin, 30, were charged for infringing U. N. sanctions regulations that bar the supply, directly ...

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Katy Daley-Mclean eyes 100th England cap after being named in squad

Daley-Mclean led England to victory over Canada in the 2014 Women’s World Cup final Former World Cup-winning captain Katy Daley-Mclean could win her 100th cap after being named in England’s squad of 28 for the autumn internationals. The 32-year-old, who made her debut in 2007 and lifted the World Cup in 2014, needs only one more appearance for 100. Uncapped ...

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