City watchdog takes aim at staff over ‘shameful’ toilet habits

The City watchdog has appealed for its staff to clean up their own act over “shameful” working conditions at the regulator’s new London headquarters. The chief operating officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said in the message to workers that the problems varied from everyday cleanliness issues to instances of workers defecating and urinating on floors. Georgina Philippou wrote […]

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Small-town U.S.A. falls further behind urban America in job opportunities after recession

City dwellers really do have it much better than rural inhabitants, at least when it comes to job opportunities in the 21st century. After looking at who’s working in urban and rural areas, the Federal Reserve found that the labor market began to recover earlier and improve much faster in cities than in the countryside. While there’s always been a […]

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Los Angeles City Council’s president suggests to deploy ‘army of cats’ to deal with rat situation

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson describe how members of his staff had heard rustling sounds at City Hall. He thought it’d be a purrrr-fict idea. Herb Wesson, the president of Los Angeles’ City Council, suggested deploying an “army of cats” to fight City Hall’s rodent problem but was told Friday that adding cats to the equation would likely […]

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Bronx lawmaker says City Council ‘controlled’ by homosexual community, refuses to apologize

FILE: Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. , D-Soundview, speaks during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP) City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. said Sunday that he’d rather give up his powerful committee assignments than apologize to openly gay Speaker Corey Johnson for his homophobic comments. Diaz Sr. — who was appointed by Johnson […]

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Lost city in South Africa revealed in stunning digital images

A digital reconstruction of the lost city of Kweneng. (Stephen Banhegyi) Experts have created a stunning digital reconstruction of a centuries-old lost city discovered in South Africa. The ruins of Kweneng were spotted beneath thick vegetation at Suikerbosrand near Johannesburg using sophisticated laser technology. Karim Sadr, a professor at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at the University […]

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