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US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

US shutdown: Four reasons why Trump blinked

Business
President Donald Trump's decision to endorse a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks on Friday came amid mounting pressure to end the impasse.Here are four reasons from the business world why the White House blinked.1. The travel industry was stressed.Delays at major airports on Friday brought to a head issues that had been affecting airports for weeks.The issues were blamed on staff shortages, as air traffic controllers and screening officers - who have been working without pay since the start of the shutdown in December - failed to report for duty.Among Transportation Security Administration officers, unexpected absences had more than doubled from a year ago, to more than 7%, with many citing "financial limitati...
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 “...