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The UK sees biggest fall in living standards

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People’s wages are going further than they used to because the cost of living is increasing. The UK has never seen a more considerable drop in living standards than this.

When rising prices were factored in, the government’s forecaster said that household incomes would drop by 7% over the next few years.

It also says that more than 500,000 more people will be unemployed.

The UK is already in a recession, and the chancellor said it would get worse next year.

But Jeremy Hunt said in his Autumn Statement that the £55 billion in tax increases and spending cuts he proposed would lead to a “shallower downturn” with fewer jobs lost.

Paul Johnson, who runs a think tank called the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said, “The UK is poorer because energy prices are rising worldwide.

Energy and food bills have gone through the roof because of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic. So, it makes sense that this puts a strain on family budgets.

The OBR says that the rate of price increases, or inflation, is at its highest level in 41 years, which hurts the UK economy.

The expert said that price increases would likely reach their highest point of 11% in the last three months of this year. This is primarily because of a government-run program to keep energy costs from increasing too much.

But it said that inflation would still “eat away at real wages and lower living standards” by the most since records began in 1956.

After considering inflation, it thinks that household incomes will return to where they were in 2013. It will take them six years to return to where they were in 2013, but by 2028, they will still be “more than 1 percent below pre-pandemic levels.”

A perfect storm

This recession is likely short and mild, but it will wipe out gains in people’s living standards and put them back to where they were in 2014.

There are many reasons for this, but a big one is that energy and food prices are rising. Unfortunately, the government’s help package has yet to do much to stop energy prices from going up.

When inflation goes up, the Bank of England raises interest rates. This is meant to ease price pressures by making money less available. Official predictions say that this will cause house prices to fall by more than 5% in 2024.

There are also tax increases that will slowly take away the wealth of the rich. So, the tax collector is about to get the biggest share of the country’s income since World War II.

Employers with a hard time are also giving pay raises that don’t keep up with the cost of living. As a result, the Office for Budget Responsibility says that over 500,000 jobs will be lost.

It’s a perfect storm, but by 2024, when the next presidential election is, people may want to know more about it.

Warning of a recession

The OBR says that high inflation and rising interest rates are problems for the UK. So, to fight inflation, the Bank of England has raised interest rates to 3%.

The OBR thinks this will put the economy into a recession that will last “just over a year.” Because people will spend less, and businesses will stop investing.

It thinks the UK economy will shrink by 1.4% in 2023 and slowly start to grow again.

The forecaster thinks the unemployment rate will go up from 3.6%. This is close to a record low, to 4.9% in 2024 before going down again.

Read Also: Milk and cheese drive food price inflation 

After the mini-budget in September caused a lot of trouble, Mr. Hunt hopes his Autumn Statement will help restore the UK’s economic credibility.

After Mr. Hunt’s speech on Thursday, the pound fell slightly against the US dollar. Bthe government’s borrowing costs mostly stayed the same.

Twitter: Will Musk and his team come out on top

People are saying goodbye all over Twitter today.

The hashtag “RIPTwitter” is widespread, and many Twitter users are rushing to save their information.

They also tell you where else you can find them (consumer champion Martin Lewis, who has two million Twitter followers, has set himself up on Mastodon, although he admits he still needs to learn how to use it).

Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, is not one to miss a trend, so he tweeted a tombstone meme with the Twitter logo.

Twitter employees are leaving in large numbers. A week after buying the platform, Mr. Musk fired half of the people who worked for him. And many more are leaving since he sent an email to his remaining employees demanding that they work in “hardcore” conditions.

According to their Twitter bios, many people leaving are engineers, developers, and coders. These are the people who make Twitter work.

Let’s look at the bluebird’s two most significant weaknesses, which could quickly knock it off its perch.

Could hackers break in?

The first and most obvious one is a hack that does much damage.

Like all big websites (like this one, the BBC), Twitter will constantly be attacked by bad people, even by the government, who want to cause trouble. World leaders, politicians, and celebrities have personal Twitter accounts with millions of followers. This is easy pickings for hackers who want many people to see their scam, as we have seen before.

Or, they might want it to go away, so they send a lot of web traffic to it to see if it shuts down because it’s too busy. There will always be attempts like this; a battle never ends.

Cybersecurity is or should be an essential part of how every company runs in the 21st century. But Lea Kissner, in charge of cyber security at Twitter, left the company last week. It has yet to be found out if she was replaced. (There is also no communications team at Twitter, so it’s not easy to ask.)

Most likely, Twitter’s security is vital. You can’t run a website that 300 million people visit every month with just a piece of string.

Think about how often you have to install security updates on your phone or computer. That’s because security holes you didn’t know you had are constantly being found, and it’s the provider’s job to send you the fix.

Twitter servers are in danger

The second thing that could go wrong is that someone with a grudge could take the servers down

There is no Twitter without servers (Facebook, Instagram or our digital world.)

Powerful computers, called servers, are like the bodies of these platforms. The data centers have them. These are effectively warehouses full of computer servers central to online businesses’ operations. Servers make the world work.

All of those machines make a lot of heat. Because of this, they musk keep the data centers cool and have a steady electricity supply.

As data moves between servers, it must be maintained and replaced. Something could go wrong with any of those things. It would be sudden and dramatic if it did.

The choice to go nuclear

Elon Musk knows all this, of course. So let’s not assume he doesn’t, then. But he could also choose to act like a fool.

We need to find out who is keeping watch at the moment.

Yesterday, something made me think that more people are watching Twitter than we think.

I told a story about an astronomer’s account that was locked because automated moderation tools made a mistake, and she thought she had broken the rules. No one from Twitter or Mr. Musk’s other companies got back to me or talked to her. They fixed her account by the end of that day.

Read Also: Twitter: First 10 days of Musk’s ownership 

Somewhere on Twitter, someone was paying attention. There could be enough of them doing exactly that.

A third choice is Musk could declare Twitter bankrupt and shut it down. Even so, he seems to be enjoying being Chief Idiot right now.

Strikes: Major ports and airports to be affected

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During the holidays, there will be trouble at major ports and airports because of strikes.

In a dispute over jobs, pay and pensions, the Border Force PCS union members will take action.

When government workers from different departments go on strike, driving tests and payments to farmers could get messed up.

The Cabinet Office said that plans were in place to keep running essential services.

The action will start in the middle of December and last for a month, with some workers not coming to work for the whole month.

There are going to be thousands of workers there.

Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the PCS, said that the way passports are checked at airports and ports would change as a result of the action.

The Border Force is also in charge of immigration and customs control.

Mr. Serwotka said: “The people in PCS are upset. They helped keep the country running during the pandemic, but the government mistreated them.

With inflation at 11.1%, it is impossible to think they could handle another cut to their actual pay.”

Workers at the Department for Transport, like driving instructors, people who give out licenses, and those who run and maintain motorways, will act.

Also, the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs workers who pay farmers are going on strike.

A £2.4bn demand

The Cabinet Office said that the work of civil servants across the country is essential but that the PCS union’s demands would cost £2.4bn, which is too much money.

It said its primary goal should be lowering inflation to make life easier for families across the country, protect the weak, and help rebuild our economy.

Ministers said in the summer that big pay raises could increase prices.

As the cost of living goes up, tens of thousands of workers have taken action this year to ask for pay raises that keep up with rising costs.

Rail workers, lawyers, and postal workers are just some groups that have gone on strike.

What’s going on with the strikes?

Tens of thousands of workers have gone on strike this year to ask for pay raises that keep up with the cost of living.

It has caused train strikes, trash cans to overflow, traffic jams in the courts. And problems with other services like mail deliveries.

There could be more strikes this winter and next if doctors, nurses, and teachers aren’t happy with their jobs.

The main points of disagreement are about work conditions, pensions, and pay.

Prices go up by more than 10% each year, which is the fastest rate in 40 years.

The cost of living is going up faster than wages, which makes things worse for workers.

Workers in many industries belong to trade unions, which speak up for their needs and manage and negotiate pay, jobs, and working conditions on their behalf.

When these unions can’t get a pay deal they think is fair and can’t agree on a middle ground. They vote on whether to go on strike to put pressure on their employer.

At its worst, a strike is when workers refuse to do their jobs.

Read Also: Heathrow Airport staff will go on strike before the world cup 

Workers can also pressure their bosses in less extreme ways, like by refusing to work extra hours. Essential services are up thanks to some jobs. For example, doctors and nurses won’t stop working completely because that would put people’s lives at risk.

Since the pandemic, there have been more workplace fights. In 2019, strikes took away 19,500 days per month. The Office for National Statistics says that the number was 87,600 in July 2022.

World Cup: Qatar bans alcohol sale in stadiums

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Fans will not be able to buy alcohol at any of the eight stadiums, after a policy change two days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar,

Even though the Muslim country has strict rules about selling alcohol, they would be serve them in some parts of the stadiums.

At the tournament, people in the corporate areas of the stadiums will still be able to buy alcohol.

Sunday, when Qatar plays Ecuador, the World Cup starts.

Budweiser is owned by the beer company AB InBev, also a big sponsor of FIFA. Budweiser is the only beer that can be sold at the World Cup.

On Friday, Budweiser tweeted, “Well, this is awkward.” It later took the tweet down.

A spokesperson for AB InBev said that “circumstances beyond our control” meant they couldn’t go through with some of the planned stadium events.

The Football Supporters Association (FSA) said that the decision to ban beer sales for most fans came at the wrong time.

The late change is upsetting for Ryan, an Arsenal fan from England.

Other changes to the tournament

In August, FIFA moved the start date of the World Cup so that Qatar would play Ecuador in the first game.

The game was initially scheduled for November 21 as the third game. The first game, between Senegal and the Netherlands, billed for earlier.

The last-minute ban on alcohol shows how this World Cup is full of contradictions.

Qatar has a lot to prove. It is a small, wealthy Muslim country in the middle east with a strict way of life and big plans to be a serious player in the sports world.

People in Qatar will see this ban on selling alcohol as a sign that the government follows the rules that most Muslims here follow.

But there are also questions about consistency and why Fifa couldn’t make Qatar stick to the plan.

FIFA made Brazil change its laws about selling alcohol at games so that it could host the 2014 World Cup.

Fans don’t come here to drink, but for many, that’s part of the football culture.

It’s also a sign of the fine line Qatar is walking: it wants to show the world that it’s an open, welcoming country on one of the world’s biggest stages, but it also wants to keep its cultural, religious, and conservative values.

Staff at Heathrow Airport to go on strike before the world cup

At the end of this month, thousands of workers at Heathrow airport will go on strike for three days.

As a result, football fans heading  to the World Cup in Qatar may need to change their plans.

The Unite union says that 700 people who work at the busiest airport in Europe will go on strike. Due to demands for money, from early November 18 until early November 21.

People going to the World Cup may miss England’s first game on November 21 against Iran. Also, flights at Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, and 4 are likely to be late because of the strike. In addition, Qatar Airways has planned to fly out of Terminal 4 ten times a week during the competition.

Read Also: Heathrow Airport will not limit passengers

After a crazy summer with canceled flights, long delays, a lot of lost luggage, and a daily passenger limit. The protest could cause more trouble at Heathrow.

It also caused more problems for the CEO, John Holland-Kaye. So airlines were furious when Heathrow limited the number of passengers to 100,000 per day from July to October.

The strike would also affect other airlines, like Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Emirates. It will also affect people who come to the US for Thanksgiving.

Elon Musk has given Twitter staff until Thursday

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Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, told employees that they have until Thursday night to do “extremely hardcore” work or leave the company. CNN got a copy of a late-night email that the billionaire sent to his staff.

Musk wrote in the memo, “We will have to be very tough if we want to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and do well in a world that is getting increasingly competitive.” “So, I’ll have to work hard for a long time. To get a passing grade, you have to do well.”

Musk says in the memo that Twitter will become “much more engineering-driven.” Then, he gives the workers a choice. “Click yes on the link below if you want to be part of the new Twitter,” the email said, sending employees to what looked like an online form.

Musk said that he would fire any worker who hadn’t left by Thursday at 5 p.m. ET’s pay would last for three months. The Washington Post was the first to write about the memo.

Musk and Twitter employees have been fighting publicly and privately about how he runs the business. It also comes after Musk fired Twitter’s top executives, got rid of the board of directors, and fired about half the staff, including key positions in the curation, wellness, public policy, and other teams.

On Wednesday, he talked about how much money he made from Tesla in a court case in Delaware. Musk said that he thinks Twitter’s “fundamental organizational restructuring” will be finished by the end of the week. He said this even though he spends most of his time on Twitter. He thinks this will only happen sometimes, as it has with his other businesses in the last few weeks.

New direction for Twitter under Elon Musk

Elon Musk has big ideas for how he wants to change the platform. He wants to quickly improve the company’s bottom line, so he sets goals for his staff and tells them to work hard to reach them. Sad to say, Musk is also said to have given his employees unclear instructions. For example, you could tell them to print out the code they just wrote, which could be a lot of pages, and then change the subject.

At least one Twitter employee posted that they had slept on the office floor. Musk said that when working up to 120 hours a week, he slept on the floor of a Tesla factory.

People who work at Twitter have pushed back and worried about Musk. In one case, employees gave Musk and his team a document with worries about his plan to start a system where people could pay to get a verification checkmark. At the start of the month, this happened. Musk put the system into action but only took a few of the suggested safety measures. Because of this, some of the employees’ worst fears were quickly realized. So, two days after the system went live, Twitter stopped putting it in place. He said he plans to start it again on Tuesday, April 30.

Read Also: What happens to Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover?

Musk told his workers that he liked them no matter what they did.

Milk and Cheese drive food price inflation

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Prices for milk, cheese, and eggs are rising at their fastest rate in 45 years.

In October, food prices were 16.2% higher than at the same time last year. In September, they were 14.5% higher.

Since 1981, the price of energy and fuel have also gone up a lot, which has caused the overall inflation rate to go up.

The cost of living is rising, so many people have trouble making ends meet.

The ONS said it was hardest on low-income households because they spent about half of their income on food and energy, while middle-income households spent about a third.

Inflation was 11.1% in October, the highest rate in the past 41 years. This is up from September when the rate was 10.1%.

In Thursday’s Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor, is expected to say that billions of pounds and taxes will cut public spending will go up by billions of pounds.

Stopping the rising price

Mr. Hunt said that his plans would try to stop prices from going up and up. But he also said that to get the economy back on track, he would have to make “tough but necessary decisions.”

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) keeps track of the prices of hundreds of everyday items to figure out how much it costs to live. With inflation, you can find out how much it costs to live.

According to the ONS, milk, pasta, margarine, eggs, and cereal price increased significantly in October.

Even though bills went up again last month, gas and electricity price are still the main reasons for inflation.

The Energy Price Guarantee did slow down these price hikes, keeping the average household bill at about £2,500 a year.

But the ONS said that gas and electricity prices are still about 130% and 66% higher than they were a year ago.

But it said inflation would have gone up to 13.8% if the government hadn’t helped.

Greg Pilley started the Stroud Brewery & Taproom in Gloucestershire, which sells beer to pubs and shops. He told the BBC that the costs of running his business had gone up by 10%.

Because of the Ukraine war and the COVID pandemic, energy and food prices have gone up since last year.

As prices have increased, workers in many industries have asked for raises to keep up with the living cost. Some industries, like the railroad, have even gone on strike.

But some economists think October’s inflation rate of 11.1% could be the highest.

Paul Dales, the head UK economist at Capital Economics, said that prices could go down if the government keeps freezing energy prices.

Interest rates and inflation

The Bank of England has raised interest rates to 3% to slow down inflation. It hopes that if people have to pay more to borrow money, they will spend less, demand will go down, and price increases will slow down.

But because interest rates are going up, so are the costs of mortgages and other loans.

The UK economy is slowing down because people don’t have as much money to spend. By the end of the year, there will likely be a recession.

From July to September, the economy shrank by 0.2%, and the Bank of England said the UK is in for a rough two years.

When an economy shrinks for two sets of three months in a row, this is called a recession. In the same way, when companies make less money and unemployment goes up, it’s a sign that the economy isn’t doing well.

Prices are going up in many places around the world. For example, Germany’s rate is higher than the UK’s at 11.6%. And prices in the US went up by 7.7% in the year leading up to October.

Read Also: The UK government must cut spending fast 

But the UK’s economy is doing worse than other large countries. And it is smaller now than before the COVID pandemic.

The UK government must cut spending fast

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This year, public services and investments will cost the UK government more than £1 trillion. This includes salaries for nurses, school supplies, and state pensions.

In the last 50 years, taxes have only paid for the government’s spending six times.

Most of the time, the UK economy has a shortfall of about 3% of the money it makes yearly.

However, this is not the infamous “black hole,” which is a future amount that depends on what the government wants to do.

Where does the UK government lose money?

Bonds, IOUs, are a way for the government to borrow money from the financial markets. This gives the government enough money to pay for its spending. But if it wants to borrow money at rates that aren’t too high, it must show investors reasons to do so.

So, the markets expect governments to make and follow the rules about how much to borrow. And how that debt should be handled to show that they are good with money.

When the Autumn Statement is given on Thursday, we will know the exact goal of the government. Even though it will reduce the size of the debt about national income in the medium term.

The “black hole” is the extra money the government needs to find in the future to meet its goals.

The hole is how big?

Support packages for Covid caused the government to borrow more than it had since the end of the second World War. Concerns about debt have also been raised by the cost of help with energy bills and tax cuts.

Much depends on how the economy does, but the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) estimated that, after September’s mini-budget that cut taxes. It may need over £60bn by 2027 to keep the size of the debt stable concerning national income.

The government has rolled back most of the tax cuts made in September. But some economists still say that the government may need tens of billions of pounds by 2027 to meet this goal. The number is hard to predict because it will depend on the measures in the Autumn Statement and the Office for Budget Responsibility, an independent watchdog for the government.

Does the hole need to worry the government?

Investors worry that the UK would have to borrow more than they were comfortable with because of the tax cuts. They also worried that inflation would go up because of the tax cuts. Because of these risks, bond investors wanted a higher return, so the interest rate, or yield, on these bonds shot up. This could add billions to the cost of the government borrowing money in the future.

Higher interest rates and inflation are already driving the government’s loan interest. So we were already spending twice as much on debt interest as on defense.

Read Also: Rishi Sunak appears to have the UK PM race 

After a flood of tax U-turns, the yields on government bonds went down. But the lesson is clear: if you want to get money from the financial markets, you can’t ignore a “black hole.”

When the government ran up big bills to help the economy through Covid, the market didn’t react the same way. This is because the government had a willing buyer for its extra debt. At the time, the Bank of England was helping the economy through “quantitative easing,” which meant buying many bonds. But that was a quick way to help, and they took it away.

Why can’t a government print money pay for its plans? It might seem like a good idea, but in a time of fast inflation, it could just make prices go up.

Jeff Bezos will give most of his wealth to charity

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Jeff Bezos, who started Amazon, has said he wants to give away most of his $124 billion (£107 billion) fortune while he is still alive.

The businessman told CNN he would give away his money to fight climate change and make things fairer.

He has been criticized in the past for not promising to give all of his money to charity.

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, Warren Buffett, and Mr. Bezos’s ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, said they would give away their money.

Mr. Bezos talked about his plans after giving country singer and philanthropist Dolly Parton $100 million for good causes.

He wouldn’t say how he would spend or give away the money, but he did say, “The hard part is figuring out how to do it in a leveraged way.”

He also said that he and his partner, Lauren Sanchez, were “building up the ability to give this money away.”

Previous acts of charity by Jeff Bezos

The multibillionaire gave $10 billion to the Bezos Earth Fund, which he started in 2020 to help fight climate change.

The public has criticized Mr. Bezos and other business leaders for spending a lot of money on trips to space instead of solving problems on Earth. Employees past and present have criticized Amazon for how it handles climate change.

Mr. Bezos is now one of the wealthiest people in the world because Amazon, the online store he started in 1994, has become a worldwide sensation.

He stopped being Amazon’s CEO in 2021 but stayed on as chairman of the board. He also owns the newspaper The Washington Post and the business Blue Origin, which helps people go to space.

Mr. Bezos gave Dolly Parton the Bezos Courage & Civility Award on Sunday. He gave the award to leaders who “seek solutions with courage and kindness.”

Ms. Parton, who has helped with things like teaching kids to read, can give the money to any charity she wants.

Mr. Bezos started the award in 2021. Its first winners were activist Van Jones and chef and humanitarian Jose Andres, who started World Central Kitchen, an organization that helps countries where disasters have hit, get food.

Ms. Parton was put into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month. She is a singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

She has helped charities in a big way and started the Dollywood Foundation, which has given books to kids worldwide.

Gates and Chouinard have given away their wealth as well

Bill Gates, who is worth a billion dollars, has promised to share his wealth with others again. He also said he would “drop off” the list of the world’s wealthiest people one day.

At the same time, the co-founder of Microsoft said he would give his charity $20 billion (£17 billion).

The fourth-richest person in the world said he had a “duty” to give some of his money back to society.

In 2010, Bill Gates promised to give away all of his money, but it has grown by more than twice as much since then.

Forbes magazine says that he is worth $118 billion right now. But that amount will drop a lot after he gave a lot of money to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in July. He and his ex-wife started this charity in 2000.

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia and a billionaire, gave his company to a charitable trust. Chouinard said that any money left should be spent fighting climate change.

Mr. Chouinard has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to work in the business world. When he first became interested in rock climbing, he made climbing spikes out of metal. Later, he switched to clothing and started a very successful sportswear company.

This year, Patagonia made about $1.5 billion in sales, and Mr. Chouinard is worth about $1.2 billion in total.

Heathrow Airport will not limit passengers

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Heathrow Airport said it would not limit how many people could fly from its terminals around the Christmas holidays.

The UK’s biggest airport said it was getting ready for the holiday travel season to be the busiest in three years.

Heathrow also said before the summer break that staffing would be back to how it was before the flu outbreak.

It also said that it helped Border Force and other groups plan what to do if a strike happened.

When the authorities lifted the travel ban earlier this year, it was hard for some airlines to find enough people to work because people wanted to travel again.

Heathrow put a limit of 100,000 passengers per day in place in July to fix the problems customers were having.

Some airlines had to cancel flights to ensure they followed the rules. Because of this, the deadline was moved to October 29, but that has now passed.

But the airport had previously said it was working with airlines to find a way to “meet demand and supply.”

Airlines UK said that a plan must be reasonable. On the other hand, Virgin Atlantic said it was ready to offer a full schedule for the winter. And asked the airport not to limit how many people could use it over Christmas because “that would ruin customers’ plans.”

A good plan

Now, Heathrow says it has a “good plan” that does not need a capacity limit.

It is still talking with each airline about the details. Still, people know that some flights might be moved to less busy times and others might be added.

British Airways, which has the most flights at Heathrow, has already cut its winter schedule to a level it thinks it can handle.

Heathrow said its passengers had grown more this year than at any other European airport.

In 2019, 84% of the people who went through the airport did so in October.

Last month, it was said that businesses at airports will hire and train as many as 25,000 people.

According to its most recent report, companies hired about 16,000 people in the past year. If this trend continues, jobs will be back where they were before the pandemic before next summer’s peak.

The UK’s aviation regulator will soon decide how much each Heathrow passenger can be charged. From January, to pay for running terminals, runways, baggage systems, security, and other systems. Something that has become a significant problem for airlines.

Workers at Heathrow Airport will go on strike before the World Cup

Tens of thousands of people who work at Heathrow airport will go on strike at the end of this month for three days. So, football fans who want to fly to Qatar for the World Cup might have to change their plans.

The Unite union said that 700 people who work at Europe’s busiest airport would go on strike. Due to pay demands, from early morning on November 18 to early morning on November 21.

Fans flying to the World Cup might miss England’s first game on November 21 against Iran. In addition, flights at Heathrow’s Terminals 2, 3, and 4 may be late because of the strike. Qatar Airways plans to fly out of Terminal 4 ten times a week during the tournament.

After a crazy summer with canceled flights, long delays, lots of lost luggage, and a limit on how many people could use Heathrow each day, the strike could cause more problems at the airport.

It also gave its CEO, John Holland-Kaye, more problems.

Heathrow’s decision to cap the number of passengers hurt passengers.

The strike will also affect Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Emirates.

The strike will also affect people returning to the U.S  for Thanksgiving.

Sylvester Stallone shares news about Bruce Willis’ health

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Sylvester Stallone established himself as one of the biggest names in action cinema in the 1970s and 1980s.

Along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stallone redefined the action genre into what it is today.

However, his friend and fellow action star Bruce Willis announced his retirement earlier this year.

Willis’ family cited health issues.

Sylvester Stallone recently gave an update on Willis’ health.

Bruce Willis

In March 2022, Bruce Willis’ family announced his retirement following his aphasia diagnosis, which affected his speech.

Aphasia can result in a loss of the ability to understand or express language.

At the time, Willis’ family and loved ones released an online statement stating:

“To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.”

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“As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.”

“This is a really challenging time for our family, and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion, and support.”

“We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.”

“As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”

Stallone

Bruce Willis’ close friend Sylvester Stallone gave fans an update on his health.

However, it was not the kind of news they were hoping for.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone shared:

“Bruce is going through some really, really difficult times. So he’s been sort of incommunicado. That kills me. It’s so sad.”

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Expendables

Upon Bruce Willis’s diagnosis going public in March, Sylvester Stallone wished his friend well.

Stallone shared a photo of the two on Instagram, writing:

“We go back a long way. Praying for the best for you and your wonderful family.”

The two already had a strong friendship over the years, eventually appearing together in The Expendables franchise.

However, Willis was not present in the third film as his character, Mr. Church.

At the time, Sylvester Stallone brushed off Willis with a dig and tweeted:

“Willis out … Harrison Ford in! Great news! Been waiting years for this.”

Although it looked like the two suffered a fallout, Stallone clarified the situation.

“It’s nothing personal,” he said. 

“It’s not like it got personal, and I’m sorry it did sound that way. But it was just actors talking, and things move on.”

“I think Bruce Willis is a great guy, and he does fantastically entertaining films.”

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