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British Airways and Mirror publisher become latest to signal home working switch

British Airways and Mirror publisher become latest to signal home working switch

Business
British Airways and the newspaper group behind the Daily Mirror have become the latest big companies to signal a major switch to working from home.BA said it was considering selling its headquarters near Heathrow because the shift means it may not need so much office space. Reach, the company behind the national Mirror and Express newspapers as well as more than 100 regional titles, said three-quarters of staff would now be entirely or mainly home-based. Image: Many firms have been forced to switch to home working during the pandemic Highly-regarded titles in places such as Leicester will no longer have their own offices.BA and Reach are the latest major employers who have decided to make permanent, at least in part, some of the chang...
New skull reveals evolutionary origins of tube-crested dinosaur’s unusual airways

New skull reveals evolutionary origins of tube-crested dinosaur’s unusual airways

Science
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- It's been almost a century since paleontologists last unearthed a skull belonging to the tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus. But thanks to a newly excavated fossil, scientists have gained fresh insights into the evolutionary origins of the species' unusual tube-shaped nasal passage. Advertisement Originally recovered from the badlands of northwestern New Mexico in 2017, the newly analyzed skull -- described Monday in the journal PeerJ -- suggests the crests of Parasaurolophus dinosaurs formed much the same as those of other crested species, such as duckbilled dinosaurs. Though the tube-like crest of Parasaurolophus dinosaurs looks like something out of Star Wars, they worked more or less like a really big breathing apparatus. "Imagine your nose growing up your face, t...
British Airways to launch Covid testing trial for arrivals

British Airways to launch Covid testing trial for arrivals

Business
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South African Airways suspends operations amid huge debt

World
South Africa’s state-owned airline has suspended all its operations as it struggles to raise a bailout of more $ 591 millionBy MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated PressSeptember 30, 2020, 10:15 AM• 2 min readJOHANNESBURG -- South Africa’s state-owned airline has suspended all its operations as it struggles to raise a bailout of more than 10 billion rands ($ 591 million).South African Airways, one of the country’s state-owned enterprises face allegations of corruption and mismanagement, filed for liquidation and bankruptcy protection in December last year.The business rescue team assigned to manage the company has announced it has failed to raise the money needed to implement a rescue plan for the airline. The suspension of operations may be lifted if the government comes through funds it has pro...
More than 10,000 British Airways workers being made redundant

More than 10,000 British Airways workers being made redundant

Business
More than 10,000 British Airways workers are being made redundant, it has been confirmed.It is understood that 6,000 of the redundancies are voluntary and trade union Unite says a further 4,000 are compulsory. A spokesperson for British Airways said: "Our half-year results, published last week, clearly show the enormous financial impact of COVID-19 on our business. ...