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News: Boeing further increases shareholder dividend

The Boeing board of directors today declared the company’s quarterly dividend will increase 20 per cent to $ 1.71 per share. The board also replaced the existing share repurchase program with a new $ 18 billion authorisation. “Boeing’s strong and growing cash flow allows us to deepen our commitment to provide competitive returns to our shareholders, while continuing to invest in our people, innovation and growth,” said Boeing chairman Dennis Muilenburg. “To support our balanced cash deployment strategy, our team remains focused on improving operating performance as we deliver on…

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Star Citizen Now Selling $50 and $100 Land Grants in Further Feature Creep

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Roberts Space Industries, the developer behind the long-and-still-awaited Star Citizen, has announced it now offers players the opportunity to buy a land-claim license to help fund development. For $ 50 or $ 100, you can buy the rights to a 4km-by-4km lot or an 8km-by-8km estate, respectively. That’s enough to raise eyebrows, given Star Citizen has already raised $ 168 million since its Kickstarter campaign began. But the situation gets even stranger as you dig…

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Star Wars Battlefront II game faces further backlash

Games publisher EA has faced further criticism over its latest Star Wars game, Battlefront II. Many players were unhappy about the credits that unlock key Star Wars characters. The number required has now been reduced but so has the number that can be earned through gameplay. The alternative is to purchase them. Others have complained about the use of “loot crates” – which some say are essentially a gambling tool. The crates are virtual boxes that are purchased within the game and contain mystery bonuses. Critics say they promote gambling…

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss avoids further punishment after dismissal at Southampton

Jose Mourinho will face no further action over his dismissal at Southampton on Saturday. The Manchester United manager was sent off by referee Craig Pawson for stepping onto the pitch in stoppage time during their 1-0 win at St Mary’s. After receiving the referee’s report, the FA decided no additional action was necessary. Mourinho received two one-match bans from the FA for separate incidents last season. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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News: Qantas extends Emirates partnership for further five years

Qantas and Emirates will apply to extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, making changes to reflect customer demand, new aircraft technology and each airline’s respective network strengths. These changes will deliver additional benefits to the eight million passengers who have travelled more than 65 billion kilometres on the combined network since 2013, increasing customer choice as well as frequent flyer earn and redeem opportunities. The adjustments announced today will also deliver financial upside to both airlines, with Qantas annualised net benefit estimated at more than AU$ 80 million…

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Further appeal over 1996 murder of 14-year-old Caroline Glachan

Police re-investigating the murder of a schoolgirl 21 years ago have made a further appeal for information. Caroline Glachan, 14, was found dead on the banks of the River Leven in Dunbartonshire on 25 August 1996, about a mile from her home in Renton. Her killer has never been found, and Police Scotland reopened an investigation into the case a year ago. Detectives have said they are certain the answer to her murder lies in the local community. Det Supt Jim Kerr said progress had been made over the past…

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John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

The Football Association has decided to take no further action against John Terry or Chelsea after investigating the circumstances of his substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season. Having worn the number 26 jersey during his 19-year career at the club, Terry left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates after 26 minutes of the champions’ 5-1 win over Sunderland. The FA’s Integrity Department said it would investigate the substitution after it emerged that several punters had won thousands…

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