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Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Business
Royal Mail is to cut about a fifth of its management jobs as it struggles to deal with the effects of the coronavirus crisis.It said the pandemic had accelerated the trend of more parcels and fewer letters being sent, and that it had not adapted quickly enough to that.The firm wants to make £130m savings.Royal Mail has faced challenges for a number of years, and former chief executive Rico Back made a surprise exit from the business in May.It currently has about 9,700 managers, with 2,000 jobs expected to be cut after a consultation process.The job losses will hit senior roles hardest, with half of them set to go, and will mainly fall on so-called "back-office" jobs, including finance, commercial and IT.Frontline postal staff are unlikely to be affected b
Upsets rule the day at Royal Ascot

Upsets rule the day at Royal Ascot

Sports
June 19 (UPI) -- The fourth day of Royal Ascot was a tough one for favorites, as the likes of Anthony Van Dyck, Eye of Heaven and Lope y Fernandez all went down to defeat over the rain-softened turf. It was also a "what might have been" day for trainer Wesley Ward, a trailblazer for American participation in the Royal meeting. Two of his horses just missed on Friday's card, one of them nipped in the final strides, while a third was well-beaten. Advertisement In the day's feature, the Group 1 Commonwealth Stakes for 3-year-old colts and fillies, Golden Horde took the lead midway through the 6-furlongs dash and held well to win by 1 1/2 lengths. The Lethal Force colt, trained by Clive Cox and ridden by Adam Kirby, was making his first start of the year after finishing 2019 with a runner-up ...
Lord North wins Royal Ascot feature as queen enjoys her 24th Royal winner remotely

Lord North wins Royal Ascot feature as queen enjoys her 24th Royal winner remotely

Sports
June 17 (UPI) -- The biggest race of the second day of Royal Ascot turned up a potential star of the future as Lord North kicked into gear in the final furlong of the Group 1 Prince of Wales' Stakes and gave the shake to a world-class field. While the Prince of Wales' was the day's feature, the emotional highlight was Her Majesty the Queen's 2-year-old Tactical sprinting to a convincing win in the Windsor Castle Stakes as the monarch, barred from Ascot Racecourse by the COVID-19 protocols, watched from nearby Windsor Castle. Advertisement Lord North, a 4-year-old Dubawi gelding, was up against some of the most highly regarded middle-distance runners in he world as he stepped into Group 1 company for the first time in the 1 1/4-miles Prince of Wales'. With James Doyle riding, he waited beh...
NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

Business
March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian forces worked together to intercept two Russian reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Alaska Monday, according to North America Aerospace Defense Command and the Royal Canadian Air Force. U.S. F-22 stealth jets and Canadian CF-18 fighters intercepted two Russian Tu-142 maritime aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, Monday. The Russian aircraft did not enter U.S. or Canadian airspace, but did come "as close as 50 nautical miles to the Alaskan coast," according to NORAD's official Twitter account. According to NORAD, U.S. fighter jets escorted the Tu-142 in the Alaskan ADIZ for about four hours. "NORAD continues to operate in the Arctic across multiple domains," said General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, NORAD Commander. "As w...
Single Brad, Bridget Jones and royal jokes in front of William: 12 stand out BAFTA moments

Single Brad, Bridget Jones and royal jokes in front of William: 12 stand out BAFTA moments

Entertainment
The BAFTAs were nearly overshadowed by a diversity row thanks to the all-white acting line-up and lack of female directors - but there were plenty of other talking points on the night.There were tears and laughter at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Graham Norton at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. As 1917 swept the board, we take a look at some of the best moments of the night.Like mother like daughterHistory came full-circle for best supporting actress BAFTA winner Laura Dern, who took us back to her childhood in her acceptance speech. Advertisement Image: Laura Dern took best supporting actress for her role in Marriage Story Dern ...