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Leigh Griffiths says his Celtic return is close after spending a month out of action for personal reasons

Leigh Griffiths says his Celtic return is close after spending a month out of action for personal reasons

Sports
comeback close The Scotsman dropped a major hint on social media that he is closing in on a comeback Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has said he will soon be back scoring goals and lifting trophies for the Bhoys. The Scotsman has spent a month out of the game to seek professional help and deal with off-field issues. Leigh Griffiths has taken some time out of the game But he dropped a major hint on social media that he is closing in on a comeback. Griffiths retweeted a supportive message from a Celtic fan which featured a video of him lifting silverware and scoring goals for club and country. In response to the video, he tweeted: “Not long before I’m back doing all this!” On Sunday, the 28-year-old said he was off work “...
Enforcement action against Ryanair over rejected compensation claims

Enforcement action against Ryanair over rejected compensation claims

Business
The airline regulator has begun enforcement action against Ryanair for refusing to compensate passengers for strike disruption. The UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - which is no stranger to disputes with the no-frills carrier - said its decision followed the company's move to terminate its working relationship with a body designed to resolve customer complaints.The watchdog said widespread strikes involving Ryanair workers over the summer were not "extraordinary circumstances" and were therefore not exempt from EU compensation rules, as the airline had argued. Image: Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has been working to improve industrial relations within the company The company was hit by a series of walkouts by p...
RBI’s prompt corrective action just baby steps before weak banks leap

RBI’s prompt corrective action just baby steps before weak banks leap

Finance
The Mint Street and North Block are in a tug of war on the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for weak banks. The finance ministry wants to soften the restrictions on banks under PCA. RBI, which imposes them, is resisting it. There could be more to this than meets the eye. “There is an assertion being made in some circles that imposition of the PCA has starved the Indian economy of credit. There is little factual basis for this assertion, either for the overall economy or at sectoral level… There is also a call for more lending by PCA banks to large industries where the overall credit growth remains muted,” Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Viral Acharya said earlier this month. The government was demanding dilution of restrictions, such as prohibition on lendi...
Bitcoin investors beware: The IRS wants its piece of the action

Bitcoin investors beware: The IRS wants its piece of the action

Finance
If you didn't tell the IRS about your gains from bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies in the past, you might regret it this year. With bitcoin down more than 50 percent so far in 2018, there's a chance some investors have triggered (or will trigger) a tax loss this year by either selling, trading or spending their digital assets. And while those losses can be used to offset any other investment gains, it could raise eyebrows at the IRS if it's the first time the agency is hearing about your crypto holdings. "If I were in those shoes, I'd think about my past transactions and whether there were gains," said Sarah-Jane Morin, a par...
Woodward at Saratoga, big 2-year-old races highlight weekend Thoroughbred action

Woodward at Saratoga, big 2-year-old races highlight weekend Thoroughbred action

Sports
The Woodward, the Super Derby and top quality 2-year-old events on both turf and dirt highlight the Labor Day weekend Thoroughbred racing schedule. Kentucky Downs opens its all-too-brief meeting over the undulating, European-style grass course on the old Dueling Grounds site. Still more high-end turf races are carded at Del Mar, Saratoga and Monmouth Park. Things largely are quiet on the international front -- except in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club this week formally opened its plush and massive Conghua Training Center on the Mainland -- a project that holds major implications for the HKJC itself and, perhaps, for racing in China. The formal opening took place Wednesday, just four days before Sunday's start of the 2018-19 racing season at Sha Tin. Sunday also finds one of Europe's...