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Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

Business
Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was "unacceptable" that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half of this month.It also said it had to clear a backlog of staff leave by the end of the year.The move could affect up to 285,000 passengers, who will be offered alternative flights or refunds.Ryanair said that less than 2% of its flights would be cancelled and the move would help it hit its annual punctuality target of 90%.But passengers have complained about the short notice of the cancellations.Ryanair plane makes emergency landing at East Midlands AirportRyanair cuts cabin baggage limit to speed up boardingGary Cummings wa...
Trolls force Google to cancel gender memo meeting

Trolls force Google to cancel gender memo meeting

Technology
Google has cancelled a company-wide "town hall" meeting due to fears of employee harassment.The meeting was planned to allow Google staff to discuss an internal memo regarding gender roles at the company.James Damore, an engineer at Google, was fired on Monday after his 3,000-word essay, which argued that biological differences were responsible for gender disparity, provoked heated discussion.Confirming his dismissal at the time, Mr Damore said that he had been sacked for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" - causing a number of internet trolls to attach themselves to his sacking.These trolls have now led to a Google meeting regarding the memo being cancelled, as staff fear they will be targeted for taking part."We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we always do to bring us ...