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RBS to pay £391 million to settle Libor scandal allegations

RBS to pay £391 million to settle Libor scandal allegations Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will have to pay £391 million ($612m) to the U. S. and British authorities to settle allegations of benchmark interest rates manipulation (Libor scandal).

Place right checks and balances online to ensure children’s safety: says Wales commissioner

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There is a need to put the right checks and balances in place to ensure that children are safe online, Keith Towler, children's commissioner for Wales, said.

Towler said young people are sometimes much more savvy in the use of Internet than their parents but they needed to know their limits on the Internet.

In a recent radio interview, the commissioner stressed that children and young people were unable to make a distinction between their online and offline lives.

New Airblade Tap will make huge cost and environmental savings: Dyson

New Airblade Tap will make huge cost and environmental savings: Dyson

British inventor Sir James Dyson has claimed that the company's new Airblade Tap, which blows cold air at a speed of 450 miles per hour over the hands to dry them, would make huge cost as well as environmental savings.

As per Sir Dyson's claims, the new tap system that has inbuilt air dryers is a green as well as comparatively less expensive solution to scrape hands dry.

HIV levels in gay men fail to decline

HIV levels in gay men fail to declineAccording to the recent report of the Health Protection Agency, among gay men who have sex, there is a risk of HIV. The report stated that this risk is at an all-time high. Every year the number of cases being reported is higher than before.

Hospitals fail to learn from past mistakes

Hospitals fail to learn from past mistakesAccording to a report, it seems that hospitals are not learning from their mistakes and are repeating things that they should not. This is evident because members of the staff are risking a repeat of the Mid Staffordshire Trust scandal and this is so then problems can arise.

Punters angry over doubling of Lotto ticket price

Punters angry over doubling of Lotto ticket price While National Lottery (Lotto) ticket operator Camelot is claiming that its decision of doubling the price of the ticket will "refresh" the game and will increase prizes to winners, punters have severely criticized the hike.

A vast majority of punters (more than 9 out of every 10) threatened that the price hike this year would stop them taking part in the Lotto.

O2 urges industry peers to stop providing chargers with new handsets

O2 urges industry peers to stop providing chargers with new handsetsTelecom giant O2 has urged handset manufacturers to stop providing chargers with new handsets, claiming that a big majority of customers do not want chargers with new mobile phones.

O2 said most customers already owned a charger compatible with all handsets, and anyone who wanted an additional charger could purchase one at cost price.