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Auditors face market share cap after CMA probe

Auditors face market share cap after CMA probe

Business
The UK’s big four auditors will next week face an unprecedented move to limit their market share and allow smaller rivals to gatecrash their self-confessed oligopoly as regulators shake up a sector rattled by a string of corporate collapses. Sky News has learnt that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is preparing to recommend a series of remedies to bolster competition in the audit sector following a two-month market study, but that it will stop short of demanding a full-break-up of the dominant quartet: Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).Although they have yet to be formally briefed on the CMA's conclusions, senior figures in the profession have learned in recent days about its main recommendations, which nonetheless remain subject to change...
United States of Overweight: Dietitians Share 5 Weight-Loss Tips

United States of Overweight: Dietitians Share 5 Weight-Loss Tips

Health
 By Julie Upton, RD New national data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that the number of overweight Americans is far too high and is costing us nearly $ 150 billion a year in health-care costs.Today, nearly 34% of adults are obese, up from 23% in 1994. Those classified as “extremely” obese increased from 3% in 1994 to nearly 6% in the most recent data. Additionally, 34% are overweight, up from 33% in 1994.Together, more than two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese.I know how hard it is to maintain an ideal body weight. I fight the battle on a daily basis as I'm prone to pudginess. However, for the most part, I feel like I’m winning.I’ve developed a f...
Workers urge Amazon boss to restore share schemes

Workers urge Amazon boss to restore share schemes

Technology
Dozens of UK Amazon warehouse workers have sent emails directly to Jeff Bezos urging him to restore their employee share and incentive schemes, which they say have been cut in order to fund a promised pay rise. Sky News has seen some of the emails, which mainly come from longer-term workers, who say they have been hit hard by the changes.In one, a worker at a fulfilment centre in Dunfermline warns Mr Bezos that the move "may receive major backlash and some disappointed workers".The email continues: "We take great pleasure in receiving our shares as that is what makes Amazon unique and for people that have children it is a delight to have that extra bonus."In another, a worker who says they have worked for seven years in Amazon's fulfilment centre at Doncaster, tells Mr Bezo...
Juventus' share price plunges after Ronaldo rape claim

Juventus' share price plunges after Ronaldo rape claim

World
Cristiano Ronaldo is "ready to return to action" after being accused of rape, his manager at Juventus has said. But the Italian football club's share price closed almost 10% down as markets reacted to a damaging week for their star player. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri said Ronaldo was "doing well" despite the allegation against him."I've known him for three months, but I can say that in his 15 years of his career he has shown great professionalism and seriousness both on and off the field," Allegri said. Image: Ronaldo has 'firmly' denied the allegation against him "In regard to tomorrow, he is ready to return to action." Juventus are away to Udinese in the Italian league.The defence comes after a ...
Prime numbers, crystals share similar structural patterns

Prime numbers, crystals share similar structural patterns

Science
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- According to a new study, the distribution of prime numbers is similar to the positioning of atoms inside some crystalline materials. When scientists at Princeton University compared the pattern of prime numbers along a lengthy line of numbers with the atomic patterns revealed when crystals are blasted with X-rays, they were surprised by the similarities. "There is much more order in prime numbers than ever previously discovered," Salvatore Torquato, professor of chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, said in a news release. "We showed that the primes behave almost like a crystal or, more precisely, similar to a crystal-like material called a 'quasicrystal.'" Until recently, mathematicians thought prime numbers, numbers divisibl...