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Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains

Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains
The transport study is the latest in a series of VisitBritain’s foresight editions, which look at the significant issues affecting the inbound tourism industry. The latest report, released today, reveals that now just over half (53%) of all visitors to Britain get around the country using a bus, tube or tram, followed closely by one-in-three who book a taxi (32%). Train trips, outside of towns and cities, have become the third most popular way of getting around with only 28% of international visitors doing so. Read More >

Wayne Swan warns of rise of business ‘oligarchs’ in new book the Good Fight |

Wayne Swan warns of rise of business 'oligarchs' in new book the Good Fight | World news | NewsWire
Wayne Swan said business’s anti-Labor campaign was more akin to what you find in countries such as Russia. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

Vested business interests helped destroy the former Labor government and are now trying to run the country, according to the former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan.

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There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Everest University Job Posting That We Might Cry

There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Everest University Job Posting That We Might CryEarlier this summer Corinthian Colleges proved to be in it for the long haul when, despite striking a deal with the Dept. of Education to either sell off or close most of its schools, it continued to pepper television airways with ads and badger attendees at college fairs in order to entice students to enroll. Now the company is showing that those questionable marketing skills aren’t just for students, but also to hook potential educators and support staff.

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Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings?

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings? | Sport | News Wire
Shelly Sterling: ‘owner emeritus’ and ‘No1 fan’ of the LA Clippers. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The NBA would like fans to believe that the finalization of the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday marked the end of Donald Sterling’s dreadful legacy as an owner. Unfortunately, a provision in the deal ensures that Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly, current trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, will remain associated with the team as its “owner emeritus and No1 fan”.

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