HSBC plans to cut 10,000 more jobs worldwide, says report | Business

HSBC plans to lay off up to 10,000 staff as it embarks on a fresh cost-cutting drive just months after ousting its chief executive. The cuts would mostly affect high-paid roles and shrink the global workforce by 4%, the Financial Times reported (£). It comes as the UK-based bank grapples with falling interest rates, Brexit and global tariff wars. HSBC …

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Adam Singolda, who runs Taboola and will take charge of the combined company, characterized the deal in a statement as a way to “create a more robust competitor to Facebook and Google” while “strengthening journalism.” Outbrain describes itself as providing “high-quality, reliable content from premium publishers and marketers.” Both companies have advertising guidelines, some of which prohibit allusions to sexual …

Nobel prizes starts with physiology or medicine prize

The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes are to be announced over the next week, to include two literature laureates and the coveted Nobel Peace Prize. Events begin Monday with the award for physiology or medicine. The physics prize is handed out Tuesday and the following day is the chemistry prize. This year’s double-header Literature Prizes will be awarded Thursday …

After Three Starts, Yankees’ Luis Severino Says, ‘I Am My Best’

Manager Aaron Boone is likely to ask Severino for no more than five innings, given his limited workload. But even that will not be a problem for the Yankees, who will have their entire bullpen available after Sunday’s day off. Unlike the Twins’ relievers, who have failed to perform in Games 1 and 2, the Yankees’ bullpen has been airtight, …

New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change ‘Laboratory’ on Governors Island

[Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.] Governors Island, a 172-acre patch of land near southern Manhattan that is vaguely shaped like an ice cream cone, has been many things over time: An outpost of the Dutch West India Company, a Civil War prison for Confederate soldiers, a Coast Guard command center, …

Hot Tub Displays at State Fair Eyed as Link to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

The hot tub exhibits at a state fair might be to blame for North Carolina’s recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, which sickened more than 100 people and killed at least one, health officials said. Visitors to the N.C. Mountain State Fair who developed the lung infections were more likely to have walked past the hot tub displays …

Golden Globes 2019: From Amy Adams to surprises and snubs, here are the 7 biggest takeaways from the nominations

Travis M. Andrews Pop culture reporter covering music, movies, TV, comedy and celebrity culture December 6, 2018 This year’s Golden Globe nominations are in, and, boy, were there a few head-scratchers. The year’s leading movie hasn’t even hit theaters, for example, and there still seems to be some unknowable reasoning behind what makes a film a “drama” or a “comedy.” …

How Nico Tortorella of the Television Series ‘Younger’ Spends Sundays

KARAOKE We listen to old-school country music, with a gospel vibe. Bethany grew up in the Baptist church, and we definitely vibe out to some old church music on Sundays, for sure, with a country twang. Lots of Johnny Cash. Bethany knows more about the names of that stuff than I do. I kind of just go, “Hey Siri, play …

Lucian Freud’s Self Portraits: But What do They Mean?

LONDON — In 1993, the British painter Lucian Freud, who had just turned 70, took on one of the boldest projects of his career: producing a full-length portrait of himself in his birthday suit. He stood naked and painted in the top-floor London studio where he had spent so many of his waking hours. “Painter Working, Reflection,” is now considered …

2 protesters charged in 1st use of Hong Kong’s new mask ban

Detained early Saturday shortly after the ban took effect, the two were also charged with taking part in unlawful assembly, which carries a heavier penalty of up to five years in jail. A conviction under the mask ban is punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine. They were both released on bail pending trial. Instead of …