Rod Mcguirk, Associated Press Updated 2:41 am CST, Monday, February 4, 2019 Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg speaks at a press conference in response to the releasing of the Banking Royal Commission findings at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Three of Australia’s largest banks face potential charges over a yearlong investigation into misconduct in the nation’s financial sector that has recommended greater industry scrutiny and more safeguards for customers. A government-commissioned inquiry found that widespread misbehavior in the banking and financial services industry often went unpunished. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP) less Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg speaks at a press conference in response to the releasing of the Banking Royal Commission findings at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Three of ... more Photo: Mick Tsikas, AP … [Read more...] about Australia’s largest banks may face prosecution after probe
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HUFFPOST PERSONAL 11/05/2018 08:30 am ET Olivia LovingGuest Writer Last summer, I couldn’t use the bathroom without asking permission. Except for half an hour every night, my phone was locked away. When I did use it, counselors monitored me closely, making sure that I wasn’t on Snapchat, using the reverse-facing camera or zooming in on photos of my face. I was at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute in Massachusetts. I’d had body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) for three years and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for 15. I was preoccupied with an indentation on my face caused by a cortisone shot intended to treat an acne cyst. I couldn’t go more than 15 minutes without checking my reflection — without, in BDD/OCD terms, ritualizing. I was familiar with rituals. In seventh grade, I developed harm obsessions (I feared I would stab my mother) and sexual ones (I feared I would molest my classmates). I had … [Read more...] about I Went Into Treatment For Body Dysmorphic Disorder. This Is What It’s Like.
NEW BEDFORD — At first, Sarah Estrella seemed like the answer to Deborah Lesco’s prayers.An old spinal injury had slowly robbed Lesco of her ability to walk, leaving her lower body racked with pain that only medical marijuana could ease. The 68-year-old former special education teacher got around in a wheelchair and needed help with her daily activities. Related Links Ten essential tips when you’re hiring a home aide -- from someone who learned the hard way Luckily, Lesco had found this “nice, sweet girl” on a state-sponsored caregiver website who was happy to take care of it all. “She had experience, she was smart, she was clean, she could lift me up,” said Lesco, who was further reassured because she knew some of Estrella’s relatives.What could go wrong?Everything. When she hired Estrella in September 2015, Lesco didn’t know that her new personal care attendant had faced 15 criminal charges since 1997, including … [Read more...] about Stranger in the house
BRITISH tourists will face more expensive holidays if we crash out of the EU without a deal - and online shopping will be pricier too, the Government admitted today. The cost of using your card in Europe "will likely increase", according to a new set of documents on the No Deal scenario. The papers also revealed the Government plans to slap VAT on deliveries from Europe, increasing the price of most goods by 20 per cent. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab published the 25 documents in order to show that Britain can thrive even if we leave the EU without signing a deal with Brussels. They contain advice to firms and individuals on how to protect themselves from short-term disruption if No Deal does come to pass. The papers show: Imports from Europe would be subject to customs duties and VAT from day one of a No Deal outcome European banks will be able to operate in Britain for at least three years without any change But UK institutions would have to strike their own deal to avoid being shut … [Read more...] about Brits face pricier holidays and paying more for online deliveries if we quit EU without a deal, official documents reveal
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey August 15, 2018 AS I PULL INTO A SUNOCO STATION on a recent Friday night, I feel as if I’ve driven right into my childhood. Despite the sign by the pump promising (and delivering) the “Lowest Gas Prices in Town,” it is a full-service station. After the friendly proprietor fills my tank, I hand him two twenties. He reaches into his chest pocket and pulls out a Tony Soprano–style wad of bills, peeling off several singles to hand me my change. No swipes, no chips, no PINs. If he had checked my oil and squeegeed my windshield (and if my two twenties had instead been a ten), I would have sworn I was a preschooler in 1973, sitting behind my dad in his Ford Falcon.The proprietor is Ed Negoshian, and the Sunoco station at the intersection of Route 9 and Elliot Street in Newton has been in his family since the 1950s. He began working there when he … [Read more...] about Come back to cash (before it’s too late)