Sunday, 25 Oct 2020

UK PM Johnson: Ask my dad about his trip to Greece

Rank Group: FY Underlying Operating Profit To Be At Lower End Of Prior Guidance Range

Rank Group Plc (RNK.L) said underlying operating profit for the year ended 30 June 2020 is expected to be at the lower end of the previously provided guidance range of 48 million pounds to 58 million pounds after IFRS16 (40 million pounds to 50 million pounds pre-IFRS16) due to the venues reopening costs being expensed. Rank will announce its preliminary results on 19 August 2020.

The Group will commence the reopening of its Mecca bingo clubs from 4 July 2020. Initially Rank Group will be opening 35 venues in England. A further 30 venues are expected to open in a phased approach throughout July and August including, when permitted, venues in Scotland and Wales. The remaining 12 venues will remain closed until October. The Group said Enracha clubs in Spain started to reopen from 10 June and all are now open.

Trump’s Use Of His Old Slogan Leads To A Quick Reality Check

President Donald Trump has tweeted something his critics can get behind.

Amid a resurgence of the pandemic that’s killed more than 128,000 people in the U.S., a struggling economy and nationwide unrest over racism and police violence, Trump’s key 2020 reelection slogan, “Keep America Great,” hardly seems appropriate. So when Trump opted instead to tweet his 2016 campaign slogan on Thursday, “Make America Great Again,” Twitter users agreed that would be a good idea.

It comes as his campaign reportedly scrambles for a new catchphrase as it increasingly backs off the triumphant “Keep America Great” slogan.

Critics Thursday reminded Trump he’s had almost a full term to “Make America Great Again” and suggested the best way for the country to do so:

Eric Trump Deletes Tweet After Getting A Savage Reminder About His Father

Eric Trump’s latest attempt at Twitter trolling went so poorly that he had to delete the message. 

Trump, a son of President Donald Trump, shared an image of former President Bill Clinton at the 2010 wedding of his daughter, Chelsea. Circled in the background was Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of late pedophile sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. She was arrested Thursday. 

“Birds of a feather,” Trump wrote as he shared the image. 

Just one problem: President Trump has also been seen with Maxwell on numerous occasions, and Twitter users weren’t shy about sharing images of those events, causing Eric Trump’s name to trend on Twitter. 

He deleted the tweet without explaining why ― but it likely had something to do with the response:

Costway Recalls Baby Strollers

Fontana, California-based Costway Inc. is recalling about 16,000 units of Baby Strollers, citing violation of the Federal Standard for Carriages and Strollers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

The agency noted that the strollers may cause fall, entrapment and strangulation risks. A child’s torso can pass through the opening between the activity tray and the seat bottom and his/her head can become entrapped. Further, the location of the crotch restraint creates a large opening between the seat bottom and the restraint, due to which children could fall.

However, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the recalled product.

The recall involves three models of double strollers, manufactured in China, and imported to the United States by GoPlus Corp., doing business as Costway.

They were sold online at and from May 2016 through December 2019 for about $100.

Consumers are asked to immediately stop using the recalled baby strollers and contact Costway for a full refund.

In similar incidents, Island Wear. Inc. in early June recalled about 940 units of umbrella strollers for violation of the federal Carriages and Strollers Safety standard.

Earlier, Baby Trend had recalled about 2,000 units of Tango Mini Strollers and Bexco Enterprises, known as DaVinci, recalled around 3000 wooden Bailey bassinets for infants.

Lebanon's IMF talks on hold, finance minister says

BEIRUT, July 3 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s talks with the IMF are on hold pending the start of economic reforms and agreement on the Lebanese side on a common approach for calculating losses, Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni told al-Joumhuria newspaper on Friday.

In comments confirmed to Reuters by official sources, Wazni said he would remain in contact with the IMF until the talks resumed.

UK PM Johnson: We have to stick up for our friends in Hong Kong

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – Britain must stick up for the people of Hong Kong, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

“We have to stick up for our friends in Hong Kong, we have to stick up for their freedoms for the rights to association to free speech,” he told LBC radio.

“We gave a commitment in 1984 to look after them … to make sure that we stood by them, and we will.” (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Andy Bruce; writing by William James)

UK PM Johnson: Ask my dad about his trip to Greece

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said questions about his father travelling to Greece despite current advice for British nationals to avoid all but essential international travel, should be directed to his dad.

“I think you really ought to raise that with him,” Johnson told LBC radio. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; writing by Costas Pitas, editing by James Davey)

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