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Daily Archives: March 13, 2018

Pilot reportedly blames bag after helicopter crash

Federal investigators examining a fatal helicopter crash in New York City’s East River have not yet spoken to the pilot who warned of engine failure before the chartered aircraft crashed into the icy water, killing all five passengers. National Transportation Safety Board officials said they are looking into why the …

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HSE critical of financial controls at Dublin hospice

A Health Service Executive audit has criticised financial controls at Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross after revealing that a contract worth €119,000 was awarded to a company with family connections to the then-CEO Mo Flynn. Ms Flynn has insisted that the contract was only assigned after three quotes were …

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Broadcom Can't Buy Qualcomm, But You Can

For those of us not obsessed with porn stars and Russia investigations, the big news yesterday was the intervention by the White House to block the proposed takeover of Qualcomm (QCOM) by Broadcom (AVGO). The hostile takeover bid had, as these things tend to do, become extremely contentious, but is now over …

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Man found guilty of dangerous driving causing death

A 42-year-old man, who had almost non-existent peripheral vision, has been convicted of dangerous driving causing the death of a 70-year-old woman. David Byrne from Sunnyhill, Castlemartin Lodge, Kilcullen, Co Kildare was suffering from a medical condition affecting his eyesight. The prosecution said he should not have been driving. He failed …

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Varadkar to mark anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that Ireland can, and is, willing to act as a bridge between the US and the EU. Mr Varadkar made the comments in a foreign policy address in Washington. Speaking at the Brookings Institution, he described Ireland as an island at the centre of the world …

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Mindbody's New Deal Is a Winner

A fast-growing provider of a digital booking platform for the wellness services industry is making a deal to scale its business. Mindbody (NASDAQ: MB) announced after Monday’s market close that it will be acquiring Booker Software, a provider of a cloud-based business management platform for salons and spas. Booker is …

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