Throughout the 2019 election campaign, the Guardian will be fact-checking claims made across the political spectrum as candidates fight for seats in the House of Commons. In an age of growing concern over the extent of misinformation in political debate, we’ll seek to provide rapid, reliable correction to errors made in the debates and other key political discussions, as well as on claims made by candidates that make their way into wide circulation on social media. We’ll also provide in-depth analysis of the plausibility of the parties’ policies. But we’ll be careful not to simply amplify malicious falsehoods – so if an outlandish claim shows up in an obscure corner of the internet, we’ll take great care not to bring it to wider prominence through our reporting. If you see or hear something that makes you suspicious and want to flag it to the Guardian fact check team, you can contact us at [email protected], go to this page, or use the form … [Read more...] about Election fact check: will there really be 20,000 new police officers?
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Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology company, which is worth $60bn, calls this moment “conversion”. Uber has deployed its ride-hailing platform in 400 cities around the world since its launch in San Francisco on 31 May 2010, which means that it enters a new market every five days and eight hours. It sets great store on the first time you use its service, in the same way that Apple pays attention to your first encounter with one of their devices. With Uber, the feeling should be of plenty, and of assurance: there will always be a driver when you need one. When you open the app, Uber’s logo flaps briefly before disappearing to reveal the city streets around you, and the grey, yet promising shapes of vehicles nurdling nearby. The sense of abundance that this invokes can make you think that Uber has always been here, that its presence in your neighbourhood is somehow natural and ordained. But … [Read more...] about How Uber conquered London
The luggage industry is crowded with hip direct-to-consumer startups, including Away, Arlo Skye, and Roam. Paravel, a three-year-old brand founded by entrepreneurs Indré Rockefeller and Andy Krantz, wants to stand out from the crowd with sustainable materials. Until now, the brand has been best known for its lightweight nylon bags, backpacks, and packing cubes. Last month, it announced that all of these products would now be made from recycled plastic derived from plastic water bottles. And the brand has just launched wheeled luggage, every single part of which will be made from recycled materials, from the polycarbonate shell to the lining to the zippers and telescopic handles. The suitcases appear to be priced to compete directly with Away. The carry-on comes in two sizes, a smaller one priced at $225 and a larger one at $275. (Away’s cost $225 and $245 respectively.) The suitcases are now available for pre-order and will ship in early December. Paravel is the … [Read more...] about Your discarded water bottles are being magically transformed into this luggage
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Budget for 2009-10 on July 6. Following is the Budget Speech of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee:Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Budget for 2009-10. 2. Just 140 days back, I had the privilege to present the Interim Budget for 2009-10. It is a rare honour that I have been called upon to present the regular budget after the new Government assumed office. 3. The Congress-led UPA Government has come back to power with a renewed mandate. As Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said recently "It is a mandate for continuity, stability and prosperity. It is a mandate for inclusive growth and equitable development." It is a mandate that we accept with humility and a firm resolve to do all that we can for the welfare of this nation. 4. I am deeply conscious of the faith reposed by the people in our government and the responsibilities that come with it. I am sensitive to the great challenge of rising expectations of a … [Read more...] about Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget Speech
Despite its consistent evolution, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG sector is still haunted by some challenges that deserve the attention of the government and other parties. Oil price leaps to $62.54 amid new OPEC report(Opens in a new browser tab) In this interview with Udeme Akpan, the President of Nigeria Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association, Mr. Nuhu Yakubu, provide an insight into issues as well as proffer solutions. Excerpts. Without wasting much time, please can you tell us about Nigeria’s energy endowment? Well thank you for having me on your show. Yes, Nigeria is heavenly endowed with abundant energy resources from solar to hydrocarbon and mineral resources and then water resources. In this case we are talking about hydrocarbon resources and its derivatives, including Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), which is in abundance in Nigeria. Infact Nigeria has so much LPG produced in the country that we export quite a reasonable volume of LPG to international market. Yes indeed, we … [Read more...] about LPG sector gasps for investment in infrastructure – NLPGA President