TD Bank CFO Ahmed to head securities unit, move seen as CEO succession play

TD Bank Group (TD.TO) on Thursday named Chief Financial Officer Riaz Ahmed chief executive of its securities unit and head of wholesale banking, a move some investors interpreted as a sign he will succeed CEO Bharat Masrani. For Ahmed, 58, the change marks a return to his TD roots. He began his career at the […]


WhatsApp’s Spanish language content moderators push for equal pay in internal letter

WhatsApp’s Spanish language content moderators and customer service representatives are pushing the company for equal pay. They say they’ve been excluded from a $2 per hour premium paid to other bilingual contractors. The workers are employed by Accenture, a third-party contracting firm, in Austin, Texas. “For several years now, Accenture, Facebook, and Whatsapp have denied […]


Man threatens to ‘slit throat’ of Jewish man who was earlier abused on Tube

Sickening footage shows a man threaten to slit the throat of a Jewish passenger on a London bus last night – less than an hour after he had faced antisemitic abuse from another group. Clips shared on social media show the violent abuse directed at the man – with an audio recording revealing a thug […]


NFL fines 49ers, Jaguars, Cowboys for OTA violations

NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said in a conference call last month that one team had been penalized by the league for violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s rules governing offseason work. Smith also said that reports of other possible violations were also under investigation and it appears that other teams are also facing […]


New drug shows real promise against celiac disease

An experimental drug can prevent intestinal damage caused by celiac disease, an early trial has found—raising hopes that it could become the first medication for the serious digestive disorder. With celiac disease, the immune system attacks the lining of the small intestine when a genetically susceptible person eats gluten—a protein found in wheat, rye and […]


Dollar rally sputters as Fed sends mixed signals on inflation

The U.S. dollar vacillated below an 11-week high versus major peers on Thursday as traders attempted to navigate conflicting signals from Federal Reserve officials on the timing of a withdrawal of monetary stimulus. The dollar index , which measures the greenback against six rivals, stood at 91.847 in Asia after rebounding from as low as […]


United’s latest jets will offer Bluetooth for in-flight entertainment

United Airlines is adding a long-awaited feature to the in-flight entertainment seatback screens of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 jets — support for Bluetooth headphones. The company is making the upgrade as part of “United Next”, a new plan to expand and modernize its fleet with what it says are larger, fuel-efficient jets and […]


Mum-of-six with sepsis died after hospital ‘failed to provide safe treatment’

An NHS Trust has admitted failing to provide safe care to a mother-of-six who died in hospital while receiving treatment. Natalie Billingham, 33, was being treated for sepsis at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, in 2018 when she lost her life. Kaysie-Jane Robinson, 14, also died from the same disease at the hospital. […]