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Streaming bosses defend models but seem open to exploring change at inquiry

Streaming bosses defend models but seem open to exploring change at inquiry

Entertainment
Spotify, Apple and Amazon bosses have defended their music streaming models to a government inquiry investigating how revenue is distributed - but agreed they would potentially be willing to "get together" as an industry to explore options.The trio appeared virtually before MPs at the department for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee's latest session on the impact of streaming on Tuesday afternoon. Artists including Nile Rodgers, Elbow's Guy Garvey, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and singer-songwriter Nadine Shah have already given evidence, as have executives from the UK's "big three" major labels - Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music - and representatives from licensing bodies. Image: Nile Rodgers is among the artists ...
Airline bosses urge PM not to impose blanket hotel quarantine policy

Airline bosses urge PM not to impose blanket hotel quarantine policy

Business
UK airline bosses have written to Boris Johnson insisting there is not enough evidence that imposing hotel quarantines on all travellers arriving into the country is necessary.The chief executives of British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic were among those who signed the letter to the prime minister which also called for support to help the industry survive. It came after vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News the government would soon make an announcement on the policy - and that people should hold off on booking a summer holiday. Image: Travel industry insiders expect a decision on the policy imminently The letter to Mr Johnson from airline chief executives said: "We have seen no compelling scientific evidence that intro...
Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

Business
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Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned.NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members.It comes after widespread reports of people struggling to get tested.The home secretary said the government was "surging capacity" where it was needed.The government's testing system - part of its test, track and trace operation which Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised would be "world-beating" - has faced criticism in recent weeks.An increase in demand for coronavirus tests has led to local shortages - with some ...
Bosses who deny gender bias are more likely to practice gender bias

Bosses who deny gender bias are more likely to practice gender bias

World
June 26 (UPI) -- Bosses that deny the problem of discrimination in the workplace are more likely to practice gender bias themselves, according to a study published Friday in Science Advances. The new research suggests that gender bias is built into the foundations of a career path, researchers say. Advertisement Even if a manager claims to treat an employee based on their competence alone, the study proves the competence and performance evaluations that many managers rely on are biased themselves, they said. "To be clear, it isn't a small fraction of managers who hold this belief," Christopher Begeny, a postdoctoral research fellow in the psychology department at the University of Exeter in Britain, told UPI in an email. "In our study, this was actually the most common belief that manage...