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Syria’s children left horrifically injured pictured

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments




A series of portrait photographs taken of Syrian children as young as six reveals the horrors of the country’s civil war – which has already claimed 321,358 lives.

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ISIS bride who dreamed of moving to London left widowed

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments




Islam Maytat hoped she would fulfill her dream of moving to London and becoming a stylist when she married Khalil Ahmed, but she has been left a widowed mother-of-two forced to flee Raqa.

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ISIS bride who dreamed of moving to London left widowed

Joe Newman photographs London’s tower blocks and estates

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Photographer Joe Newman has pictured London from a normally unseen perspective away from the iconic skyline. the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham is pictured.

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Joe Newman photographs London’s tower blocks and estates

THREE 1966 World Cup heroes are diagnosed with dementia 

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Sir Geoff Hurst and Gordon Banks (pictured today) say Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles and Ray Wilson have the condition and it has robbed them of their most precious memories.

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THREE 1966 World Cup heroes are diagnosed with dementia 

‘F*** your mum!’ BBC’s Jeremy Vine in new road rage storm

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has been caught up in another road rage row after a motorist shouted ‘f*** your mum’ while he was cycling on a busy London street – but who was at fault?

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‘F*** your mum!’ BBC’s Jeremy Vine in new road rage storm

My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Talking to Google All Day. Here’s Why I Don’t Care

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Bots live among us. And, they make us look a little odd–for now.

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My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Talking to Google All Day. Here’s Why I Don’t Care

Gina Miller urges ‘tactical’ election votes to curb Brexit

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




The businesswoman and former model unveiled her latest campaign to limit the impact of leaving the EU after Theresa May urged voters to give her a ‘mandate’ for looming talks with Brussels.

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A fast-growing Wall Street startup has made a ‘game-changer’ hire

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments



A fast-growing derivatives exchange has made a big hire. 

trueEx, an interest rate swap execution platform, has hired former Deutsche Bank executive Chris Yoshida to run sales, marketing and strategy. He will join the executive team of Sunil Hirani, trueEx CEO, and COO Karen O’Connor. 

trueEx is what’s called a dealer-to-client (D2C) swap execution facility (SEF). It focuses on execution and processing for interest rate swaps, which are derivatives that swap a fixed rate for a floating rate, or swap two floating rates. 

The firm has 24 global dealers providing liquidity, with 80 investor clients. It is adding additional dealers in the US, Europe, Canada, Scandinavia and Australia, according to the firm, along with additional dealers. It’s also planning to add other derivatives to the platform in the near future, according to a statement.

“Chris is a game-changer, not only for trueEX but for the industry,” Hirani said. “As market structure pivots to smarter, cross-product solutions, he will help us quickly realize our vision for ‘one-stop shopping’ across derivatives, government debt, swaptions and other correlated products.”

The firm witnessed a huge spike in activity on its platform in March. According to the Futures Industry Association SEF tracker, trueEx saw $3.3 trillion in notional volume in March, ahead of incumbent D2C SEFs Bloomberg and Tradeweb. In February, in contrast, activity was much more muted. 

Yoshida is a former global head of rates sales at Deutsche Bank, leaving the bank in early 2016. He had joined the German bank in May 2014 from Morgan Stanley, where he had been head of interest-rate distribution in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

He is also senior adviser at the Kairos Society, which recently hosted an elite meeting for young Silicon Valley types at the Rockefeller Estate

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Don’t Blame Millennials. Everyone Appreciates Employers With These Qualities

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Through his research, Fredrick Herzberg, famous for the Motivation-Hygiene Theory, discovered a dichotomy that would forever redefine job satisfaction.

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Don’t Blame Millennials. Everyone Appreciates Employers With These Qualities

Natascha Kampusch’s message of hope for McCann parents 

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Natascha Kampusch (pictured) was abducted in 1998 by Wolfgang Přiklopil while walking to school in Austria and held prisoner in a secret basement cell in his house for eight years.

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Natascha Kampusch’s message of hope for McCann parents 

Newcastle United and West Ham RAIDED by HMRC in tax probe

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley has been arrested and the club is under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs over their transfer dealings.

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Newcastle United and West Ham RAIDED by HMRC in tax probe

Schoolboy died after eating a piece of chicken in London

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Owen Carey, pictured, died after eating a piece of chicken while in London celebrating his 18th birthday alongside his girlfriend Martha, who cradled him as he passed away.

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Schoolboy died after eating a piece of chicken in London

Drug-addict shoplifter jailed after threatening reporter

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Dean Grundell, 44, of West Yorkshire, who was previously spared jail so he could try to tackle his drug addiction on the Jeremy Kyle Show, was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison for theft.

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Drug-addict shoplifter jailed after threatening reporter

Battersea stabbing is fourth death this week in London

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




A young man in his 20s was stabbed to death Wandsworth Commonl in South London where homes cost up to £4 million. A nearby Australian au pair tried to save the man’s life.

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Battersea stabbing is fourth death this week in London

Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste (Great Advice I Got From A Retired CEO)

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




How to turn a people crisis into a strategic opportunity.

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Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste (Great Advice I Got From A Retired CEO)

This Startup Built 4 Huge Farms in New York and Chicago. But the Whole Idea Was Almost Scrapped

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




In 2009, after two years of planning, New York City denied Gotham Greens a permit to build its first greenhouse. Here’s how Viraj Puri and his co-founders persisted.

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This Startup Built 4 Huge Farms in New York and Chicago. But the Whole Idea Was Almost Scrapped

Dropbox is shuttering Hackpad, the collaborative document service it bought in 2014

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Cloud sharing giant Dropbox announced this week it will shutter document collaboration service Hackpad, which it acquired way back in 2014, next month. Unlike the usual (and inevitable) demise of a promising software startup following a corporate acquisition — ahem Microsoft; on at least two occasions — Dropbox deserves credit for letting Hackpad live on. Not only did it open… Read More


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Dropbox is shuttering Hackpad, the collaborative document service it bought in 2014

Heathrow Airport travellers are hit with £120 of fines

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Travellers paid up to £150 a week for parking workers to leave their motors in a secure space while they jetted off from Heathrow Airport over the Easter weekend – but returned to find them covered in fines.

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‘Modern day slavery’ at Bristol care home is investigated

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




The foreign nationals are understood to have been staying in the accommodation, in Bristol, in an arrangement with the national agency, Meridian Drivers.

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Family dash to Kyle Ewart left for dead in Australia

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Kyle Ewart, from Macclesfield, was found with serious head injuries in Adelaide on April 12 and is suffering from amnesia. The father of two is being treated for a fractured skull.

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Heston Blumenthal is granted divorce from wife of 28 years

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal and his now ex-wife Zanna have divorced after 28 years of marriage – but six years after they split up.

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BARCLAYS: Rocket Internet desperately needs some IPOs in 2017

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments



German startup factory Rocket Internet desperately needs some of the startups in its portfolio to go public in 2017, according to analysts at Barclays.

The Berlin-headquartered firm, which is a public company itself, reported losses of €741 million (£630 million) for 2016 on Tuesday, partly due to a lack of significant exits.

Losses at the company, which invests in existing internet companies and builds some of its own, were almost four times higher than losses in 2015, when the company reported a loss of €197.8 million (£168 million).

“In our view, the key to the story is an IPO of one of the assets in 2017E,” several Barclays analysts wrote in a note to investors on Wednesday.

There are a couple of companies in the Rocket Internet portfolio that are tipped to exit this year. Food delivery startups HelloFresh and DeliveryHero “are possible stories this year” wrote the Barclays analysts, who went on to say: “We think both are credible opportunities”.

Delivery Hero said on Monday that it is considering a stock market listing after reporting a 79% increase in full-year sales to €297 million (£252 million).

The analysts stressed that HelloFresh needs to show growth in the number of subscribers in the first quarter of its financial year. “If a clear sequential subscriber acceleration can be shown then investors should become more positive,” they said. “We think this will happen. If there is no clear acceleration in a quarter where seasonal factors should be favourable, it is right to ask questions on whether the underlying growth of the business is slowing.”

Rocket went public in 2014 when it listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange. However, shares in the company have continued to slide as investors question the company’s strategy.

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Woman finds anti-meat sticker on Morrisons bolognaise

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Leah Mallett, 18, of Leeds, said she was shocked to remove the ready meal’s cardboard sleeve and find the campaign sticker concealed inside on the cellophane.

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Benefits cheat mother-of-five pretended to be single mum

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Mona Miller, 37, of Cardiff was caught out after she boasted on Facebook: ‘I got my man and kids that’s all that matters to me without them I’d have nothing.’

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Benefits cheat mother-of-five pretended to be single mum

Giant rabbit dies in new PR disaster for United Airlines 

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Simon, a ten-month-old 3ft continental giant rabbit, pictured, was found dead in the cargo hold of a United Airlines flight form London to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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Hotel boss hits back at ‘arrogant and aggressive’ reviewer

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Sefton Park Hotel in Liverpool, which averages 3.5 stars, was criticised by a guest from Zurich who complained that his curtains only drew over less than half of his window.

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Hotel boss hits back at ‘arrogant and aggressive’ reviewer

Faulty Beko fridge-freezer sparked fire that killed man

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




John Wilson, 63, died three days after the fall from his home in Greater Manchester with the blaze sparked by a faulty Beko fridge-freezer, an inquest in Stockport ruled.

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Wine: The New Recurring Revenue Business

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




What do you do if your business that doesn’t have any recurring revenue? These winemakers have shifted to recurring revenue and you can too.

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Ivanka Trump Just Got Booed by German Entrepreneurs

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




Trump was met with jeers when she called her father “a champion of families.”

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Ivanka Trump Just Got Booed by German Entrepreneurs

Want to Be Insanely Successful? First, Consider How You Define Success

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




While the rich and powerful are widely regarded as ‘winners,’ long-term success comes from only strong relationships and your lasting impact.

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Want to Be Insanely Successful? First, Consider How You Define Success