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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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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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?
Bots live among us. And, they make us look a little odd–for now.
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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 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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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.
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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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.
How to turn a people crisis into a strategic opportunity.
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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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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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The European Council yesterday adopted the legal act that limits how much mobile operators can charge each other — the final step in the multi-stage, multi-year process for the region’s lawmakers to agree an end to roaming charges for citizens. Read More
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Driving instructor David Eckersley said his shaken student was left unable to drive for a month after the shock of the collision in St Helens, Merseyside.
Opposition Brexit spokesman Sir Keir Starmer is spoken of as his party’s great white hope to lead a revival after the Corbyn nightmare. If so, heaven help Labour!
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Scotland Yard chief Mark Rowley said there are still ‘critical’ leads that are of ‘great interest’ in the investigation into her disappearance from a holiday apartment in Portugal in 2007.
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Nvidia‘s obsession with artificial intelligence is growing. The maker of graphics and AI chips has invested in six new startups in three countries over the past year. Nvidia is disclosing them in advance of its GPU Technology conference in San Jose, Calif., on May 8-May 11. Jeff Herbst, vice president of business development at Nvidia, […]
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Allegedly a suicide but it looks like he slipped ….. there appears to be another person taking photo’s at the top of the tower, while the person who falls is a little lower at just to the left. Very possible the victim was wanting more “Likes” on social media ? Other reports suggest that it was a genuine suicide after he had an argument with his baby-momma who cheated on him, and that firemen had set up an airbag, but there seems to be a lack of activity supporting this.
How cool is it to work with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Just ask Zac Efron, as he’s recently discussed the experience, with interesting results. Read on to see what he had to say.
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The CW’s Riverdale has done a great job of taking the old familiar characters we all know and love from Archie comics and bringing them into a modern teen noir setting. Now, though, it looks like the show will be going through a big change in Season 2.
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Knowing which streets support cycling is a big step towards making safer spaces for those on two wheels. The post Handy ‘Stress Map’ Helps Cyclists Avoid the Scariest of Streets appeared first on WIRED.
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