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US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for second time

BBC Business News - 3 hours 13 min ago
The Federal Reserve has cut rates by 0.25 percentage points for only the second time since the financial crisis.
Categories: Business

US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for second time

BBC Business News Feed - 3 hours 13 min ago
The Federal Reserve has cut rates by 0.25 percentage points for only the second time since the financial crisis.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Bridgend site to produce Land Rover-inspired Ineos 4x4

Business Now Mag - 4 hours 42 min ago
The company will get public money to help bring up to 500 jobs to the town.
Categories: Business

Vaginal birth and Caesarean: Differences in babies' bacteria

BBC Health News Feed - 4 hours 44 min ago
New findings may help explain why some Caesarean babies are more at risk of certain diseases.
Categories: Health

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid arrives, Jeep Gladiator recall, 5-star rating decoded: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - 4 hours 49 min ago
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid crossover debuts with more efficient powertrain Honda offers a new hybrid in the 2020 CR-V compact crossover to compete with the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid and 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Jeep tells dealers to stop selling certain 2020 Gladiator models until driveshaft fixed Consumers looking to buy a 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup...
Categories: Property

BBC Business News Feed: Trump strips California of power to set auto emission standards

Business Now Mag - 5 hours 2 min ago
The US president says the move will cut car prices but it is likely to spark a legal battle.
Categories: Business

Glickenhaus Le Mans hypercar unveiled

Auto Express News Feed - 5 hours 27 min ago
News 18 Sep, 2019

American supercar company Glickenhaus reveals its entrant to the revised LMP1 hypercar class for Le Mans.

Categories: Cars

'Systemic' failings with 999 call-handling service criticised

BBC Health News Feed - 5 hours 37 min ago
South East Coast Ambulance Service says it has changed its call-handling systems since three deaths.
Categories: Health

£27k Bugatti Baby II toy car launched: a racing icon, only smaller

Auto Express News Feed - 5 hours 39 min ago
News 18 Sep, 2019

Bugatti has partnered with the Little Car Company to produce a scaled down, battery-powered replica of the Bugatti Type 35

Categories: Cars

Bridgend site to produce Land Rover-inspired Ineos 4x4

BBC Business News - 5 hours 42 min ago
The company will get public money to help bring up to 500 jobs to the town.
Categories: Business

Bridgend site to produce Land Rover-inspired Ineos 4x4

BBC Business News Feed - 5 hours 42 min ago
The company will get public money to help bring up to 500 jobs to the town.
Categories: Business

When and Where to See the Shadow of the Bear, One of Fall's Coolest Natural Phenomena

Travel and Leisure - 5 hours 43 min ago
<p>In the coming months a couple dozen people will gather along U.S. Route 64 in North Carolina — which is surrounded by the rock cliffs of Whiteside Mountain — each day. And as the sun starts to move behind the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/americas-best-mountain-resorts">mountain</a>, a shadow will emerge along the rocky terrain and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/fall-vacations/best-cities-fall-foliage-fun">gold and red tinged foliage</a>, slowly revealing the image of a bear, imposing and charming all at once.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.discoverjacksonnc.com/attractions/shadow-of-the-bear/">Shadow of the Bear</a>, best viewed from the Rhodes Big View Overlook between Highlands and Cashiers in southwestern <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/points-of-interest-north-carolina">North Carolina</a>, casts its shadow for about 30 minutes each day starting in mid-October, drawing crowds along the highway to watch the natural phenomenon.</p><p>“The black bear … seen often around western North Carolina is a symbol that resonates with people. For the black bear to make an appearance on the mountain itself just adds to the mystery and the intrigue,” Nick Breedlove, the executive director for the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, told <i>Travel + Leisure</i>. “It's the only one of its kind in the country. You get chills the first time you see it, it's sort of this ‘ah-ha’ and this inspiring moment when it finally emerges, and you can feel the crowd get energized when you're waiting for it to come out.”</p><p>The Whiteside Mountain, with an elevation of 4,930 feet, can draw as many as 30 to 40 people each evening, about as many as the space can accommodate, Breedlove said.</p><p>Here’s what you should know if you want to see the Shadow of the Bear.</p><h2>Where to see it</h2><p>Breedlove said the image of the bear is best viewed from the Rhodes Big View Overlook off of Route 64. But he notes that you should be careful when parking and walking along the highway as it is a major and busy road.</p><h2>When to go</h2><p>The Shadow of the Bear emerges from about 5:30 p.m. until about 6 p.m. on evenings in mid-October through early November. The bear can also be seen between mid-February and early March, a time that may be less crowded.</p><p>“The bear is very particular,” Breedlove said, adding that it only comes out “on sunny days after 5:30 p.m.”</p><h2>What time to go</h2><p>While the bear starts to emerge around 5:30 p.m., Breedlove said you should get there much earlier. He suggests people get in place by 4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the latest.</p><p>“What I recommend is people arrive there early if they want a spot because people will stand shoulder-to-shoulder to see this phenomenon,” he said. “There's limited space to view this and it does take some time. It starts as a little black spot on the mountain and it gradually grows into a bear. And close to the end of it, it looks more like a mouse.”</p>
Categories: Travel

Airbnb Is Sending 2 People on a Glamorous Stay at the Real Downton Abbey

Travel and Leisure - 5 hours 43 min ago
<p>For the first time ever, it will be possible to stay overnight at Downton Abbey.</p><p>On Tuesday, Airbnb announced its newest (and perhaps most exciting) listing: Highclere Castle, where the beloved British series <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/behind-the-scenes-real-life-filming-locations-tour-downton-abbey">and upcoming film were shot</a>.</p><img alt="Highclere Castle "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568312599/highclere-castle-exterior-HIGHCLERE0919.jpg?itok=jRNBC6Cc"><p>Airbnb users can enter for a chance to win a one-night stay at Highclere Castle this fall through the home-sharing platform.</p><p>The winners will join the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon (the castle’s current residents) for cocktails in the saloon and dinner in the state dining room, both of which have been featured on “Downton Abbey.” After dinner, guests will have coffee in the library and then retire to one of the main bedrooms. The following morning includes breakfast and a private tour of the castle’s 1,000 acres.</p><img alt="Highclere Castle "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1568312599/highclere-castle-bedroom-HIGHCLERE0919.jpg?itok=W63IBaxz"><p>“It’s an absolute privilege and pleasure to call Highclere Castle my home and I am delighted to be able to share it on Airbnb for a truly unique stay,” Lady Carnarvon said in a statement. “Highclere Castle has been in the Carnarvon family since 1679 and has an incredibly rich history. I am passionate about the stories and heritage of Highclere Castle, and I am looking forward to welcoming our future guests.”</p><p>There are just a few rules for the lucky winners: there is no smoking and no pets (although the castle already has nine dogs on site). There is no more than one butler per person and guests must wear cocktail dress to dinner. All newspapers must be ironed and there is no gossiping. That is “restricted to downstairs quarters only.”</p><p><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/38373507" target="_blank">The Highclere listing</a> will open on Oct. 1 at 7 a.m. EST and will cost approximately $186 (£150). The stay will take place on Nov. 26. Set your alarms — unless you have a butler downstairs who will ring a bell to remind you.</p>
Categories: Travel

Thomas Middleditch Credits Swinging for Saving His Marriage

Aces Show Biz News Feed - 5 hours 44 min ago
During an interview with Playboy magazine, the 'Silicon Valley' actor opens up that he and his wife, Mollie Gates, create their own rules when it comes to him being 'part of the lifestyle.'
Categories: Celebrity

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