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first_img Share Friday 24 October 2014 11:51 am Yesterday, the Hailo taxi app had its day in the sun unveiling two new features; Pay Hailo and Hailo Hub.However, the shadow of the company’s withdrawal from the US after failing to successfully take on rivals such as Uber and Lyft still looms large. Things looked good for Hailo when it began its US venture three years ago, with an investment from Union Square Ventures of $30m and plenty of buzz after its success in the UK. As rival taxi app Uber continues to expand across the globe, why was this British startup forced to back out of the US? There may be several answers to Hailo’s US plight. The first being that local knowledge is crucial in taxi markets and Hailo found it near impossible to replicate the success it had in London to New York.New York’s yellow cab drivers operate in a different environment to their black cab cousins in London. Fotune’s Erin Griffith observes that New York’s grid system is easier to learn than London’s evolved cowpaths. With streets full of willing customers, few yellow cab drivers felt the need for Hailo’s services.Furthermore, while London cabbies equipped with smartphones are par for the course, this is less so in New York. Added to Hailo’s woes was an increasingly competitive taxi market, with Uber being the dominant player. As a challenger brand, Hailo had to bring something to the table in terms of either price or service to make good in New York.This failed to materialise, and Uber upped the ante with the introduction of its cheaper UberX service. Uber is able to offer cheaper prices because of strong volumes, which Hailo lacked.To scroll past the map on a mobile, swipe down the right-hand sideHailo operates in 20 cities, whereas Uber has a presence in 200. Hailo’s revenue in 2013 failed to breach $100m (£62m), and when it came to marketing, Hailo was way out its compared with its San Francisco counterpart. Ross Sleight, chief strategy officer at app developer Somo, writes on The Drum website:We feel Uber won hands down. With Uber’s deep pockets and aggressive above the line campaign – all-over cab wraps, subway ads and highly tempting promotion codes – it swiftly owned the market with both customers and suppliers. The higher customer demand generated by marketing created more usage and more driver recruitment in a hyper growth virtuous circle. These may be sound reasons why Hailo failed to break into the US market, but it would still be fair to say even in the UK, Hailo has not mirrored Uber’s success in the US. The reason may be that Uber and Hailo are playing very different roles in the fight for the future of urban transportation.Uber Co-Founder and CEO Travis Kalanick said last year:In the beginning, it was a lifestyle company. You push a button, and a black car comes up. Who’s the baller? It was a baller move to get a black car to arrive in 8 minutes.Uber was offering cashless payments long before Hailo Pay, and it challenged taxi monopolies, rather than accommodating them with new technology. A focused strategy in Uber’s early years based around targeting cities with a booming nightlife and intense weather had the effect of popularising Uber by word of mouth, even before any well-funded marketing campaigns.The key difference between Uber and Hailo is that Uber looks to solve the problems of urban living, whereas Hailo, at the moment, appears to do little more than ameliorate them. Guy Bentley by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Programinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Uber vs Hailo: Why has the UK taxi app been unable to replicate its US rival’s success? Tags: Uber whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img Share Quindell share price plummets as confusion over share dealings reigns whatsapp Monday 10 November 2014 8:24 pm whatsapp Oliver Smith Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Tags: Quindell Confusion surrounding the convoluted share dealings of three of Quindell’s largest individual shareholders caused havoc for the price of the insurance outsourcer. Last Wednesday, Quindell said its chairman, finance chief and a non-executive director had entered into a loan facility to borrow £8.76m, secured against their own shares, in order to fund the purchase of £2.2m more Quindell stock. The move led to confusion over the weekend about the terms of the loan had been made. Quindell yesterday issued a statement to clarify the transaction. “As previously stated and as demonstrated by the initial purchases made by the purchasing directors and the fact that the majority of the board has acquired shares recently, we believe the current market valuation of the company is materially below its true value,” chairman Rob Terry said yesterday. The three directors have agreed to buy back shares transferred to EFH in two years’ time “at a price equal to 69pc of the three-day average market value per share applicable at the date of entering into the facility, less margin calls paid”. The firm is required to deliver the transferred shares or equivalent shares to each purchasing director on payment”. Quindell’s shares plummeted 19.83 per cent to close at 95p. DIRECTOR’S SHARE DEALINGS EXPLAINED Quindell’s chairman Rob Terry controlled 45.65m shares in the company, around 10.5 per cent, prior to the two-year “sale and repurchase agreement” announced last week. Terry then transferred 8.85m shares over to Equities First Holdings, a securities based lender, and received £7.47m in return – an average price of just 84.5p, a nearly 30 per cent discount to Quindell’s share price last week. He used the funds generated to buy another 1m shares in Quindell at market price, giving him a total interest of around 46.65m shares in the company. While yesterday’s statement makes it clear that “EFH… is under no obligation to hold or retain the transferred shares,” Terry said “each of us purchasing directors relied upon assurances from EFH that… the shares transferred would not be disposed of outright.” Similarly Quindell’s finance chief Laurence Moorse sold 200,000 shares to EFH for £168,714 and reinvested £62,000 in stock, and non-executive director Steve Scott sold 5.11m shares for £1.1m and reinvested £873,000 in Quindell stock. If Quindell’s stock falls more than 20 per cent below the value at which they were transferred to EFH, around 68p, then the three directors will be liable to put up additional stock or cash as collateral on the loans.  last_img read more

first_imgSunday 16 November 2014 5:59 pm Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Joe Hall More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org “Facebook at Work”: The social media site could be about to take over your office Facebook is reportedly developing a version of its website designed for use in the workplace. “Facebook at Work” will be a purely professional version of the social network stripped of the embarrassing photos and cute cat videos on your personal page. According to reports in the Financial Times (who quote an anonymous source on the matter), the new platform will include communal documents in the mould of Google Drive, an in-house chat system focused on communicating with colleagues and a professional contacts network. A Facebook platform designed for work use would provide competition to LinkedIn, the business social networking service with 187 monthly active users, and Yammer, Microsoft’s Twitter-style business social network. Earlier in the year a similar report on a forthcoming “Facebook at Work” site appeared on TechCrunch. An anonymous source told the website: We are making work more fun and efficient by building an at-work version of Facebook. According to both reports, a prototype is often used by Facebook employees based in London.  However, just like your stealthily glimpsed news feed while in the office, Facebook’s plans have been developed in secret. The company has not responded to request for comment from City AM. Last week Facebook did publically confirm one new update to its site. From next year on, it will reduce the amount of promotional posts appearing on users’ timelines. The shift will not see paid adverts disappear, but rather blatant promotional material posted by a page a user likes. Posts that will be removed will include those “that solely push people to buy a product or install an app…that push people to enter promotions and sweepstakes with no real context…that reuse the exact same content from ads.” Last month Facebook recorded a 59 per cent increase in third-quarter revenue to $3.2bn from $2bn at the same period a year earlier. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Quiz: Chinese names for British landmarks and celebrities – can you guess them? The Chinese are visiting Britain more than ever before. That’s great news for the UK economy- but there’s a problem.There are 101 landmarks that don’t have Chinese names including the Shard and Savile Row. Visit Britain is launching a £1.6m campaign to get the people of China to change that and come up with suggestions. It’s a bit of a gimmick to get the word out about how great Britain is as a holiday destination and increase the 196,000 visits and £492m of spending last year, but we can’t help but enjoy the names given to some of Britain’s most famous icons already.Take the quiz and see if you can guess the literal translations of these affectionate Chineses names given to Benedict Cumberbatch, the Gherkin and more.[quiz id=”13″] Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Friday 5 December 2014 12:03 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Lynsey Barber Share whatsapplast_img read more

first_img Uber back in business in Delhi, faces strict new rules Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndo Tags: Uber Uber is back in business in Delhi, but must play by new rules: regulations that mean the company will be treated much like a common or garden radio taxi firm. The taxi app firm was banned from operating in Delhi on 8 December after a woman said she was raped by an Uber-registered driver. It later transpired the driver had been arrested for sexual assault three years ago, and there had been complaints made against him by other passengers.  Uber, however, is not just any taxi company. It links customers with drivers, rather than operating a fleet. Speaking to Quartz India, a spokesman said: We are not a radio taxi company, therefore the Transport Department’s amendments to the radio taxi scheme do not help us serve our riders and drivers in Delhi. It also does not accurately reflect the primary role that the Information Act 2000 plays in regulating intermediaries like Uber. Quartz also lists the regulations under which Uber must operate: Procure a license to operate in the cityEnsure adequate parking space for all taxisMaintain an initial fleet of at least 50 taxis, either owned or through an agreement with licensed taxi drivers, and eventually at least 200 taxisMaintain a 24-7 call centerHave cabs prominently display the name of the licenseeInstall taxi meters, GPS devices, and panic buttons in all cabsSubmit a list of all drivers to policeSet up an adequate mechanism for receiving customer’s feedback and grievancesMake all of its cabs white Uber had itself suggested changes it would make to its operations, but they have effectively been deemed insufficient.  The problem is that sometimes the checks and panic buttons just aren’t enough. Many in India view background checks as worthless and police checks severely lacking in rigour. The Guardian quotes a blogger, Sriram Krishnan, who works as an engineer for Facebook as the tests are not stringent enough: The idea of Uber doing background checks and “filtering out” this driver with an arrest record is laughable for anyone who has dealt with government records in India. First, there is no reliable way to run a check on someone in most parts of the world and second, even if they did, a small bribe in the right place will fix most records.  whatsapp whatsapp Share Billy Ehrenberg Tuesday 30 December 2014 8:47 am Show Comments ▼last_img read more

first_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Lynsey Barber whatsapp Fancy picking up a kilt for Burns night with your weekly shop? Now you can thanks to Lidl with its latest range inspired by the Highlands.The German discounter is rolling out a line of traditional Scottish clothing across its UK stores after a successful trial in Scotland which sold out within days. Whether there’s quite so much demand south of the border remains to be seen, but there’s a choice of two different tartan kilts at £29.99, a ghillie shirt (a traditional loose-fitting shirt) at £11.99 and a leather sporran at a bargain £9.99 for anyone looking to get into the spirit of things on 25 January.“This fantastic range, at unbelievably low prices, will give everyone the chance to celebrate Burns Night in proper Scottish style whilst showcasing Scotland’s proud heritage and traditions,” said Lidl non-food buying manager Josie Stone. “Highland wear can often be unaffordable to many, costing hundreds of pounds, so it’s great to be able to offer an eight yard kilt for under £30.”There’s also children’s playable bagpipes priced at £12.99, but parents might want to stay away from those- it could get very old very soon.In addition to the couture, the supermarket will be promoting its Scottish range of food for those wanting to mark the annual celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns.The discount supermarket, which is keeping the UK’s big four supermarkets on their toes, made a major foray into fashion (for a food retailer at least) last summer with a full range of clothes for men and women  Lidl is selling kilts for Burns Night in its latest Scottish inspired clothing range Share whatsapp Thursday 8 January 2015 5:02 pm Tags: Lidllast_img read more

first_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Osborne pledge: I’ll run a surplus in boom years Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineAdvertisement The Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game OnlineUndoTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallUndocenter_img Wednesday 14 January 2015 8:26 pm BRITAIN should run a surplus in the good times and future governments should avoid running deficits during financial booms, George Osborne said last night.The chancellor stated that when the economy is in a period of “normality”, the country should be “raising more money than we spend and using that to pay down our debts”.“And when the bad times come, the government will have to set out a clear plan to get back to health,” he added. “Fixing the roof while the sun is shining and a plan for repair when the storm hits.” Osborne made the remarks in a lecture to the Royal Economic Society, and described his proposal as “good housekeeping for Britain – that’s the only way to keep everyone living here secure”.His comments run counter to Labour’s policy of running deficits during boom years between 2001 and 2007. And a government running a surplus is a rare thing – the German government achieved a surplus for the first time since 1991 in the first six half of 2014.However, Osborne told his audience: “The case for optimism is strengthening. There is no reason why Britain cannot be the richest major economy in the world.” Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 20 January 2015 8:56 pm Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement Tags: Company Sky Talktalk Telecom Groupcenter_img whatsapp Express KCS EUROPEAN pay-TV broadcaster Sky has been named among the growing list of parties interested in bidding for Telefonica’s UK mobile network O2, which was spurned by BT before Christmas in favour of a £12.5bn bid for rival EE.Talks between Telefonica and Sky, as well as interest from UK value player TalkTalk, were first reported by the Spanish media yesterday, just days after it was revealed China’s Hutchison Whampoa, owner of the UK’s fourth largest mobile network Three, was eyeing its own £9bn bid.The move would be the first for Sky into the so-called quad play market, adding mobile to its existing offering of TV, telephone and broadband, hot on the heels of rival BT.Sky declined to comment on the reports and yesterday Nomura analysts described any bid by Sky for O2 as “surprising given management have said there is limited evidence for mobile becoming a household purchase” in a note.TalkTalk also declined to comment. Sky and TalkTalk join the list of bidders circling Telefonica’s O2 whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgMcDonald’s has released the recipe to its fries – and it turns out UK chip-lovers are getting a vastly different item to their US counterparts.For the UK’s version of the McDonald’s fry – 337 calories for a medium-sized box – diners are treated to a heady mix of potatoes, two kinds of vegetable oil, dextrose and salt. In the US, customers (whose medium box of fries comes in a 340 calories) are hit with a veritable cornucopia of flavours, including three kinds of oil, beef flavouring and something called Dimethylpolysiloxane, which is also an ingredient in Silly Putty. Yum.US friesUK chipsIngredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*, Citric Acid [Preservative]), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color), Salt.Prepared in Vegetable Oil: Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil with TBHQ and Citric Acid added to preserve freshness. Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK *Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients. Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower, Rapeseed), Dextrose (only added at beginning of the potato season). Prepared in the restaurants using a non-hydrogenated vegetable oil. Salt is added after cooking. Source: McDonald’sThose with a milk or wheat allergy in the US can forget about eating the chain’s fries in their own country, although if they pay a visit to the UK, they can chow down on Maccer D’s chips all they want.In the UK, McDonald’s has worked hard to improve its unhealthy reputation. Having introduced salads as a menu option, in 2007 it switched to organic milk, and subsequent marketing campaigns, like the one below, have focused on its locally-sourced, organic ingredients. But things could soon change in the US, too: today the company is expected to post results showing the first full-year drop in earnings in 13 years. Analysts polled by FactSet reckon the chain will report earnings per share of $4.94, down from $5.55 in 2013. Investors definitely won’t be lovin’ that. Share Friday 23 January 2015 6:37 am whatsapp whatsapp Fry hard: It turns out McDonald’s fries have more than three times as many ingredients in the US than the UK Show Comments ▼ Emma Haslett by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderSenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_imgMANY Conservative MPs were furious when health minister Jane Ellison made a surprise announcement that plain packaging of cigarettes would be introduced before the election. It’s now thought that over 100 of them are preparing to vote against David Cameron’s plans, amid growing concerns about the cost. Major tobacco firms have threatened to sue the government if they are deprived of the use of their intellectual property due to plain packaging. This is highly sensitive for Cameron, who is pinning his election hopes on the economy and reducing UK’s huge budget deficit.Tory MP Nick de Bois, said the policy “leaves the UK taxpayer with a potential compensation claim of billions. The Treasury must be horrified by this move.”And Dame Angela Watkinson, a Conservative MP who spoke out against the proposals in the Commons, told City A.M. that plain packaging is a “multi billion pound spending commitment”, and the “loss of Intellectual Property Rights could lead to huge compensation claims”. A disgruntled Tory backbencher dismissed the policy as “total bollocks”, and hinted at a large rebellion brewing. Share Express KCS Growing Tory anger over plain packs More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Wednesday 28 January 2015 8:59 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more