0 Have your say A company which sells replacement windows has been fined £48,000 and its director given a suspended jail term. The Energy Saving Centre Ltd, who trade as Energiglass, have been fined a total of £48,000 at Leeds Crown Court for breaching consumer protection legislation.Some of the offending involves elderly or vulnerable people, Trading Standards said.-> Dog walker shocked to find human leg on pathway just yards from primary schoolThe company, which predominantly sells and fits replacement windows, pleaded guilty to eight offences of using sales practices which were misleading.Agents on behalf of the defendants made numerous false claims that consumers were entitled to receive government grants, subsidies or reimbursement from the government if they proceeded to replace their windows.Among those affected were an 85 year old man, an 84 year old retired GP, a 75 year old lady suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and a retired blind … [Read more...] about Window company fined £48,000 at Leeds Crown Court for misleading vulnerable customers
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets? Advertisement Supported by Twitter borrows most of its best ideas from users. Except the idea to set our feeds on fire. ByJohn Herrman April 11, 2019 The most generous interpretation of Twitter’s history is that it’s a company that has learned a lot from the way people use its product. After early users started reposting each others’ tweets accompanied with an “RT” label, Twitter built retweets. After a user proposed using a pound sign to create groups, and people starting doing it, Twitter incorporated that too. Twitter didn’t have a smartphone app until developers proved, with their own apps, that people really wanted one. After one of those developers had the bright idea to let people pull down on their feeds to … [Read more...] about Why Won’t Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets?
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: March 29, 2019 at 12:14 pm | UPDATED: March 29, 2019 at 12:14 pm By Erica Werner, David J. Lynch and Emily Rauhala | Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s effort to rework a major trade deal with Canada and Mexico is showing increasing signs of faltering on Capitol Hill, straining under a variety of angry complaints from lawmakers of both parties who won’t commit to backing the plan. Trump reached agreement with Canada and Mexico last year to update the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. But Congress must approve the deal, and the White House has been unable to mollify the growing complaints. The administration’s goal is to get the pact approved ahead of Congress’s annual August recess. It’s not clear if that timeline is realistic. But delaying action past Labor Day could greatly increase political risk because of the accelerating presidential campaign. In the latest obstacle, key … [Read more...] about Trump’s NAFTA replacement at risk of languishing in Congress
The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s, CEO Ed Bastian, said Tuesday. The shutdown is the longest ever and has left some 800,000 government employees furloughed or working without pay. Delta, which reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier Tuesday, said it expects the shutdown, along with currency headwinds and a later Easter this year, to dent its revenue in the first three months of the year. Unit revenue, which measures its revenue for every seat it flies a mile, will be flat to up 2 percent in the three months ending March 31, compared with the year-earlier period. Delta posted $10.74 billion in revenue for the last three months of the year, up 5 percent from a year earlier. The comments from Delta’s CEO are the clearest yet of the financial toll that the partial shutdown is having on U.S. companies. The shutdown is … [Read more...] about Delta CEO: Government Shutdown Will Cost the Airline $25 Million This Month
By Valentina Za and Giulio Piovaccari MILAN (Reuters) - Many Italian banks are struggling to borrow on the private markets and want European Central Bank (ECB) help as they seek more than 55 billion euros (£49.14 billion) in funding this year. Even after removing the threat of major collapses by bailing out some of its lenders, Italy's financial system is ill-equipped to support an economy at risk of slipping back into recession. Italy's banks are still dealing with the bad debt left by the last downturn and another would risk new loans turning sour. Political uncertainty has meant a spike in borrowing costs for Italian banks since an anti-austerity government took power last year, with only heavyweights UniCredit <CRDI.MI> and Intesa Sanpaolo <ISP.MI> able to raise unsecured debt. Bailed-out Monte dei Paschi <BMPS.MI> said last week the ECB had warned it about the challenge of raising money this year, highlighting a pinch that was evident in the third … [Read more...] about Italian banks face 2019 funding crunch without ECB help