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Jaguar Land Rover to 'cut thousands of jobs'

Jaguar Land Rover to 'cut thousands of jobs'

Business
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is expected to announce plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of £2.5bn plan to reverse losses. The British company, which employs 44,000 in the UK and cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull last year, has been hit by poor sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars.JLR posted a £90m loss in October and announced plans to save £2.5bn, including £1bn of costs cuts.At the time, it did not say how many jobs would be lost, although the Financial Times reported in December up to 5,000 jobs could go.JLR, owned by India's Tata Motors, operates factories in Halewood, Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton.In its biggest market, China, the car industry recorded its first slump in sales in more tha...
Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

Technology
A Chinese spacecraft has become the first to land on the far side of the moon, according to state media. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down on Thursday morning Beijing time (just before 2.30am GMT), official China Central Television said.Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" images of the moon's far side - somewhere previous spacecraft have seen but never landed on. Image: The back of the moon on the south side of the landing site. Pic: China National Space Administration Image: The lunar explorer landing on the moon filmed from the mother spacecraft It "lifted the mysterious veil" and "opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration",...
Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Finance
Amazon will soon have more than 50,000 jobs to fill. The company announced this month it will open two new headquarters, one in New York City, and the other in northern Virginia, and that the average salary will be more than $ 150,000. Wondering if you could be a contender? CNBC talked with former recruiters at the e-commerce giant about what candidates should expect. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they're bound by agreements not to speak publicly about their time at the company. ...
Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

Newly named dinosaur species named largest land animal of its time

Science
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species in South Africa's Free State Province. The plant-eating dinosaur weighed 12 metric tons and stood more than 13 feet tall at the hip, roughly twice the size of an African elephant. Scientists named the species Ledumahadi mafube, Sesotho for "a giant thunderclap at dawn." The Sesotho language is indigenous to the region where the species was discovered. "The name reflects the great size of the animal as well as the fact that its lineage appeared at the origins of sauropod dinosaurs," Jonah Choiniere, a professor of paleontology at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, said in a news release. "It honors both the recent and ancient heritage of southern Africa." The proportions of the newly named species r...
Japan's hopping space rovers land on asteroid

Japan's hopping space rovers land on asteroid

Technology
Two mini space rovers have landed on an asteroid and sent images back to Earth. Japan's space agency, JAXA, launched the rovers on the Hayabusa2, and they released from the craft on 21 September.The team behind the expedition faced a nervous two-day wait for the Minerva-II rovers to send back information, but on Sunday, they confirmed the rovers landed. Image: Rover-1A, on the right, lands on the asteroid's surface A statement from JAXA read: "The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data. Analysis of this information confirmed that at least one of the rovers is moving on the asteroid surface."The rovers hop across the surface, because the gravity on the Ryugu asteroid makes it impossib...