National / International News

Lost jet messages and TV signal block - papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 22:30
Reports of a transcript of exchanges between the missing Malaysian plane and air traffic control, speculation about potential TV licence changes and Kate Bush's live return make headlines.

Security monitors to go to Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 22:04
International monitors are to go to strife-torn areas of Ukraine, but Russia insists they will not be allowed into Crimea.

VIDEO: Pope Francis denounces mafia

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 19:40
Pope Francis has launched a stinging attack on the mafia, warning gangsters that they will go to hell unless they repent and stop doing evil.

Sport Relief raises more than £51m

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 19:34
More than £51m is raised after this year's six-hour Sport Relief TV show, with more expected to come in from events being held around the UK.

Soldiers killed during WW1 named

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 19:15
Ten soldiers killed during World War One, whose bodies were found in France five years ago, have been named after relatives provided DNA samples.

Thousands join rare Algeria rally

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 18:20
Thousands of Algerian opposition supporters call for a boycott of next month's presidential election during an unprecedented mass rally.

New Jersey motel fire kills four

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 18:01
Four men are killed as a blaze sweeps a wooden New Jersey motel which was accommodating people displaced by 2012 storm Sandy.

Michigan gay-marriage ban quashed

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:28
Michigan becomes the latest US state in recent months to overturn a ban on gay marriage - in a case brought by two female nurses.

Why 'no make up selfies' raised £2m

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:23
What's behind the 'no make up' images on social media?

Grimm night of entertainment

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:17
Immersive theatre troupe tell tall tales

Call for change to breast screening

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 17:09
Almost one-third of women are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer and should be screened more than once every three years, a study says.

AUDIO: Cowell: X Factor acts have got worse

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:29
X Factor presenter Simon Cowell has told Radio 4's Today programme that the standard of acts appearing on the X Factor talent show has dropped since 2010.

Medals stolen from 100-year-old man

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:28
War medals belonging to a 100-year-old veteran and his father are stolen from his Kent home.

The footballer who disappeared

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:27
The footballer who beat England - then disappeared

How maths helped find another lost plane

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:25
How clever maths helped locate a lost plane at sea

Obama Meets With Tech CEOs About Privacy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:25

Facebook said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an "honest talk" with the president and was "grateful for his ... personal engagement."

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Debt firms selling 'unsuitable' plans

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:24
People struggling with debt are being talked into expensive repayment plans that offer poor value for money, says the financial services watchdog.

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

Keep the change: The psychology of tipping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 16:19

Let's say you walk into Starbucks.

While you're paying, you look down and see that jar:

So what do you do? Do you drop your loose change in it? A dollar? Or do you turn around and drink your soy latte.

Starbucks is trying to make that decision as easy as a text message. This week, the coffee giant changed their app, allowing you to tip directly from your phone.

Which got us wondering, why do we tip in the first place? How do you choose who to tip and who not to tip? 

According to Michael Lynn, professor at the Cornell Hotel School, economists believe tipping comes into play where you, the consumer, are going to be a better judge of how they did in their job. 

“We tend to tip service providers more, the less they make, and also more the more the customer makes. So the greater the income disparity between the server and the customer, the more likely you are to tip.”

We are also tend to tip better when there’s some sort of social contact. You're much more likely to tip your hairdresser with whom you've had a conversation with, than someone you only have a few seconds of contact with.

How do you tip? Take our survey here!

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