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However, demand for the shares was described by the company as “strong” and enabled the previous owner, the private equity-backed Acromas, to offload its entire holding in the company.
While the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took a swipe at theA ?40,000 pay-off to the former head of children’s services in a town where hundreds of children were groomed and abused was an inexcusable “reward for failure”, it was claimed tonight.
Henry Engelhardt, Admiral’s founder and chiefEmerging markets and smaller company funds may grab the headlines, but many investors currently prefer less risky places for their money.
Property particulars will sometimes contain the boast that a house is “steeped in history” when it is merely old, rather than ancient. Abbey House, however, can trace its beginnings back to the 7th century, giving the buyers of this grade I listed stately pile, in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury (England’s oldest borough), considerable scope to brag. The mansion was once part of Malmesbury Abbey, which stands next door. This religious house is reputed to have been founded by Mailduib, a hermit who, presumably through hunger, was forced to renounce solitude and take in pupils. This group then formed aThe American suitor circling Shire has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown, retracting claims that it had shareholder support for its bid.
The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. Formally there may be no F in the TPA’s title but across the public sector the campaigning organisation created by Matthew Elliott does transform normally placid civil servants and local government officers into expletive-spewing Mr Angrys. And that is the TPA’s great achievement. While its research is often highly populist ? and sometimes unrealistic ? it does what it says on the tin. It represents Britain’s taxpayers in a way they’ve never been championed before.
Gough, of course, is the legendary “Naked Rambler”, who ? left to himself ? wanders around, mostly in the countryside, dressed in boots, socks and nothing else. For him, toBritons are wrong in their estimates of society’s demographics ― from immigration and Islam to teen pregnancy rates ― despite the country being awash with official statistics.
A doctor stood by my bed. He was a young man with slicked-back hair and limpid brown eyes and he wore the familiar uniform of a Syrian doctor, an end-of-the-world weariness stitched with visions of terrible, indescribable wounds by three years’ too many dead. I had been tied up, beaten until I blacked out, then shot twice, then beaten a lot more so that one of my eyeballs had haemorrhaged; I had had a rock smashed on my head and been stripped naked, save for a set of handcuffs and a coating of blood.Measured beside the mercilessness and horror of contemporary conflict, the manners and gentility shown between combatants during Patrick Leigh Fermor’s abduction of a German general in Crete during the Second World War at first make the operation seem less like an act of war than a contest between rival teams of gentlemen.
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Since the two big supermarkets started stocking Alibi drinks, Bolton has seen a “massive” uplift in sales that required him to increase production by about 15 per cent. The company’s suppliers were ready to meet that demandbecause his business plans include best-case and worst-case scenarios, he says. “You have to plan for how you will handle good news, not just what you will do if things go wrong.”A teenager has landed a publishing deal for her novel about a troubled schoolgirl. But don’t say it’s autobiographical
John Chen, who was parachuted in as the chief executive eight months ago when BlackBerry could not find a buyer, told staff in a memo that the worst was over. “We have completed the restructuring notification process, and the workforce reduction that began three years ago is now behind us,” he wrote to 7,000 staff. He alsoWith a cloud of black smoke and a dull thud, a mortar shell fell near a bulldozer. The driver ran for his life. The peshmerga fighters in nearby trenches steadied their weapons as another shell exploded a hundred metres away.
“The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles service is above and beyond,” he says. After a decade working together, MacDonald has an excellent relationship with his local Volkswagen Van Centre. “They’ll sort out a courtesy van and make sure that we’ve got a vehicle. They’ve never left us without transport.”
Last week, the Bank was dragged deep into the latest City scandal after it suspended one individual amid suggestions that its “rigorous internal control processes” had not been followed.
“The flexibility of the Volkswagen model range has allowed us to customise the vehicles to meet our exact needs,” says Rick Young, fleet manager at WDH. His new fleet includes a mix of Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Transporter and Crafter vans, ready to face any challenge along the way.
Yet when you talk to the people and organisations involved about who should carry the can for the Ark debacle the response of everyone, from those who originally marketed the schemes to the regulators and the watchdog, is a firm: “Not me, guv.”
The Members of Parliament we elect today are not really in charge. TheyFor most owners of The Book of St Albans, the first colour book printed in English, the illustrations of hawks and heraldry are exciting enough. Its images have made it one of the most collectible books in the history of English printing ― but one early reader was not wholly absorbed.
“The most important target to achieve is per capita gross national income,” Mr Abe said, promising to aim for annual gains of 3 per cent or more. That would raise the average gross annual salary of about 3.84 million yen (?25,131) by 1.5 millionTeaching children in ability sets can be harmful to their education, experts warn in a report today. They also claim that excessively praising pupils can do more harm than good.
With control of the Senate at stake during the final two years of President Obama’s term of office, Republican and Democratic spending has been at unprecedented levels. Almost five years after the Supreme Court lifted restrictions on the size and source of donations in a case known as Citizens United v Federal Electoral Commission, the impact of “dark money” from secret bankrollers has never been greater.
“We don’t feel like it’s university any more ― they runCasa del Mare, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
The former tabloid editor, who has transformed himself into a cable news personality, said that dwindling viewing figures and an anti-gun campaign that alienated a vast swath of his audience had led him to conclude that his show had “run its course”.
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
The term Umbrella Revolution gained traction on social media to describe the protests, referring to the activists’ tactic of using umbrellas to shield themselvesEbola screening checks are largely voluntary, health officials conceded yesterday as the first passengers to arrive at Heathrow under the new system dismissed it as a “joke”.
Unconfirmed reports in the Fijian media said that the group would also seek the release of Abu Mussab al-Suri, an al-Qaeda leader captured in PakistanOsama bin Laden’s son-in-law provided crucial insight into the inner workings of al-Qaeda, promising his US interrogators: “I am willing to tell you anything and will not hold back. I will be honest with you.”
In recent years Ajman has greatly benefitted from increasing property prices in Dubai, some 25 kilometres to the south-west and has seen a property boom.Nigel Farage has achieved a lot in his time as Ukip leader ― not least making the Kent corner of Thanet into a political epicentre. Could it be that he has also put fresh wind into the sails of Al Murray’s Pub Landlord?
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A Harlem Dream is the story of two young black entertainers who leave their homes in the American South to find a new life in the nightclubs of 1930s New York. One of them ends up dead ― this is the first thing we learnIf you want to get away with serving guests cheap gin, make sure you do it in heavy glasses. If you also want them to feel they have had their thirst quenched, it could be worth tinting those glasses blue. If you would prefer them to become intoxicated fast, just play some German techno music.
The soldiers had fired shots at their commander’s car after their comrades were sent on a “suicide mission” into Boko Haram territory at night. They will be put to death by firing squad, a military tribunal announced today.
Academics from Durham University write: “Evidence on the effects of grouping by ability, either by allocating students to different classes, or to within-class groups, suggests that it makes very little difference to learning outcomes.”
In this debut recital, recorded in London, where she now lives, every time she reached a peak my ears started sizzling. Some of her repertoire gets sunburnt too. Subtleties shrivel. Tonal variety fades as the same heat tends to bear down on everything she performs ? Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Strauss, the contemporary American Jake Heggie, Spanish zarzuelasOver the years that Angela Hewitt has recorded Bach for Hyperion records, it has gradually become clear that there has been an elephant in the room. Its unspoken name was The Art of Fugue, the monument of counterpoint left unfinished at Bach’s death. Hewitt wasn’t studying or playing it. Apart from being appallingly difficult, its music, she says, seemed remote, even boring.
Vladimir Konstantinov: Konstantinov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Konstantinov is the speaker of the Crimean parliament, which on March 11, 2014, declared independence from Ukraine
The Jacobite cause is indissolubly and romantically associated with the Highlands of Scotland, but there were strongholds of support in the lowlands of Scotland, as well as Ireland and parts of northern England. The campaign to restore the heirs of the Roman Catholic King James II was religious and political, but also bound up with the waning clan system. The unpopularity of the Act of Union in 1707 boosted the Jacobite cause and the effectsLike so many of the greatest moments in Scottish history, Scotland’s 1978 World Cup campaign is a tale of epic failure defined by heroism ? a defeat that, in the telling, sounds very like a victory.
Mary Creagh, the shadow transport secretary, said this would mean some season tickets from Brighton to the capital would rise by 18 per cent to ?4,304, while commuters from Crawley to London would have to pay ?3,392, an extra ?436 a year. Some day tickets will increase by up toIt is, according to English Heritage, “an icon of Britain, a wonder of the world, a spiritual place and a source of inspiration”. Savier M, a US contributor to the travel review site Yelp, had a rather less ethereal take on Stonehenge. “Some rocks,” he explained, in a review that is difficult to fault on factual grounds at least, “in the middle of nowhere”.
The charges against 16 officers and 81 enlisted men came as the head of the Boko Haram militant group issued a video message denying government claims that he was dead. Clad in military fatigues on the back of a pick-up truck, Abubaker Shekau was shown firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air. “Here I am, alive. I will only die the day AllahTwelve soldiers have been sentenced to death in Nigeria for a mutiny shortly after their colleagues were killed in a Boko Haram ambush.
The papers were discovered by builders late last year during the multimillion-pound renovation of the BuckinghamshireLondon’s highest tourist attraction now has a luxury hotel, the Shangri-La
“Bath,” says Phil Howe, with some spirit, “has hijacked her.” Standing in Basingstoke town centre, Howe gestures vaguely in the direction of Timpson’s dry-cleaners. “She wrote Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice here! This,” another hand in the direction of Zizzi’s Italian restaurant, “is where she spent her formative years.” I look at a nearby Barclays. I can’t help but think she may be able to bear the deprivation.
The concerns are understood to stretchLufthansa, Europe’s dominant full-service airline, has sent a shiver through the big beasts of the Continent’s aviation sector by issuing a chilling profit warning over competition from the rise of the Middle Eastern airlines and the pillaging of the short-haul market by the budget carriers. The German airline said its profits for the next two years would be significantly lower. It has cut this year’s operating profit forecasts to ?1 billion (?805 million) from a previous range of ?1.3 billion to ?1.5 billion. For next year, Lufthansa is saying it expects its profits to double to ?2 billion but thatSuccessful SMEs invest in the future even if it means less profitability now
Malaysian Airlines will face deep scrutiny over its choice of routes following today’s disaster. Mistaken identity and negligent action by commanders have beenSingapore’s sovereign wealth fund will plough more money into British infrastructure after teaming up with a consortium vying to buy three of the country’s biggest regional airports.
“This operation was obviously at the top of the list of exploits carried out by Seal Team Six because of the high-valueThousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists defiantly continued their protest today after a night of clashes with police that kept much of the island’s financial district at a standstill.
Malaysian Airlines will face deep scrutiny over its choice of routes following today’s disaster. Mistaken identity and negligent action by commanders have beenSingapore’s sovereign wealth fund will plough more money into British infrastructure after teaming up with a consortium vying to buy three of the country’s biggest regional airports.
Charges levelled by the justice department against the London-listed pharmaceuticals group include that it wrongly claimed that Adderall XR, its flagship drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, would “normalise” patients and protect them from traffic accidents and sexually transmitted diseases.
Perhaps worse, analysts said, was the 2.2 per cent drop in electricity generation ? the first contraction in four years. InKhaled Hosseini’s third novel opens with a folk tale. A div, or monster, comes to an Afghan village and steals a peasant’s favourite son. The peasant decides to kill the div in revenge and tracks him to his lair. But there he finds his son living happily in great luxury. The father has a choice: leave the child there and never see him again or deprive him of his comfortable life for ever. The father lets him stay but must forget the boy existed.
He said that the representatives had agreed seven core principles that the proposals should make. Among them are that they should not be conditional on any otherA sound operator with the reality TV series Cops was shot dead by police responding to an armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant. The accident raises more concern over the police’s use of force after recent fatal shootings.
Advisers to Aldermore are understood to have failed to find sufficient investor demand to cover the ?300 million of new and existing shares the lender and its backers want to sell through the deal as European and American fund managers argued that the bank’s valuation was too high.
According to extracts released by the SNP, Mr Salmond will urge voters to grasp the “opportunity of a lifetime” to seize power from the “Westminster establishment”.
GIC’s deal to take a slice of the equity is still being negotiated and it may not be named publicly as an investor when the deal is announced early next week, according to Sky News.
The average child with dental problems has more than three teeth affected, according to a study that found huge variation acrossMark Carney, the Bank of England’s Governor, will face one the sternest tests of his tenure today. He and Paul Fisher, the Bank’s executive director of markets, will appear before MPs to answer explosive allegations that the institution turned a blind eye to the manipulation of foreign exchange markets.
Ambience: The subterranean Agua Bathhouse and Spa is reached by a special lift that descends to “-2” (the floor level not the temperature). Two women sit behind the building’s original limestone reception desk, their heads peeping above a pair of pristine Apple screens. From here the spa follows a sinuous route formed of light-oak floors, white bricksAhmed Ahmed is a smart-suited smoothie who thinks his clothes look like Ryan Gosling’s. But his material more often sounds as if it’s from the frat house. Of being a non-practising Muslim, the Egyptian-American says he doesn’t eat pork, but he has slept with a lot of pigs. It’s one of many lines in a slow, hour-long set that does the comedian few favours.
Oleg Panteleev: ?First Deputy chairman of Russia’s committee on parliamentary issues. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Abandoman have long drawn spirited delight from crowds, but in Hot Desk they seem to have hit another level. To match their big-impact numbers, they’ve got a big screen that weaves inThe Palestinian Authority is to ignore a plea from President Obama and ask the UN General Assembly to recognise a Palestinian state this month.
From Ben Pon’s original design, the Type 1 vehicle, and the Type 2 (which rapidly became a symbol of free love and the hippy movement) to today’s Transporter, which can be custom adapted to do the job of any business, every generation of Transporter has its own story, personality ? even a family.
By 52 votes to 48, the Democrats, who have a majority in the Senate, invoked the so-called “nuclear option” to?Embargoed to 1800 Wednesday October 22 Undated handout photo issued by Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources of an artist's impression of a Deinocheirus mirificus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 22, 2014. Scientists had wondered about the oddball dino for almost 50 years after discovering two of its huge arms. Now a pair of new skeletons unearthed in Mongolia have allowed them to assemble the missing pieces of the puzzle. See PA story SCIENCE Dinosaur. Photo credit should read: Michael Skrepnick/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.Students in Scotland are increasingly relying on loans to get themselves through university as grant funding slumps, according to new figures. The official data reveals that, while there are no tuition fees for Scottish students north of the border, young people are racking up higher levels of debt than before to pay their living costs.
In another image circulated on social media, his son, Tony Beig, boasts: “This isThe number of deaths linked to “legal highs” has risen eightfold to almost 100 in the past four years, according to figures to be published today.
Several other full internationals could theoretically be asked to drop down, including Jack Wilshere, 22, Calum Chambers, 19, Luke Shaw, 19, Ross Barkley,An independent Scotland would be Britain’s “closest friend, most honest counsel and most committed ally”, Alex Salmond will tell supporters tonight as passions reach fever pitch before tomorrow’s referendum.
All 30 of the demonstrators who had gathered outside ICBC’s main Sichuan branch, including many elderly Chinese who have lost a lifetime of savings on an imploded financial product, are understood to remain in detention as the authorities try to suppress a wider panic.
In 2009 the school was taken over by Ark, which employed some of the city’s former naval personnel to impose discipline.
The date, in 2003, is nearly a decade ago, and four years after the first allegation of abuse by the former Dean of Manchester Cathedral was made. A claim in the memo that nothing can be done for the victims unless they make an official report is wrong. There are two references to the health of the accused and none to the accusers’, and inWe don’t like actors to do anything else. It’s become so bad that the only thing they’re fit for is to become President of the United States, or, failing that, Governor of California.
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As a child, the difficulty came in the form of being forced to visit thousands of relatives you didn’t recognise, having your Indian language skills and dress sense mocked in the process of so doing ? and, occasionally, resisting offers of opium.
TheAlan Rickman’s second film as a director, with Kate Winslet in the lead, is one of those costume dramas that cries “prestige” and promises larks. Yet it’s a surprisingly airless affair, a tale of the court that’s a right royal disappointment.
The trial is due to open in New Orleans on Monday, barring an unlikely settlement out of court. It is expected to become an epic finger-pointing contest as BP and its partners in the ill-fated drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico seek to blame one another for the compendium of failures that led to the world’s biggest oil spill.
Next it was “Lean In”: forget power dressing, work hard, take risks and stop trying to be perfect. Now a new obstacle on the path to the boardroom has been identified. Women lack “executive presence”, the winning combination of “confidence, poise and authenticity” which signals that this person is going places.
The sale of that fuel, smuggled to Turkey and Iraq, has helped to boost Isis’s coffers, making it the richest terror organisation inAjman is one of seven Emirates, which form the United Arab Emirates, and lies on the Arabic Peninsula. Ajman is bordered by the Emirates of Umm Al-Qiwain and Sharjah, the Persian Gulf makes up its north-west shoreline. The metropolitan area of Ajman covers about 260 square kilometres and Ajman as the smallest of Emirates is around 460 square kilometres. The capital of the Ajman's emirate is called Ajman City, which lies on the coast of the Persian Gulf. The population of Ajman according to the Ajman Government the population in 2006 stood at 212 thousand.
SM UK’s team keeps their vans for between four and five years, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles go the extra mile whatever the age of the vehicle. “We don’t usually have warranty claims and even when a van’s out of warranty, the Van Centres will look after us” says MacDonald.
We help entrepreneurs and foreign firms navigate Singapore’s immigration regulations when they want to explore relocation in Singapore.
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Many people are intimidated by the whole saleroom ritual, and there can be pitfalls, however. Here’s Times Money’s beginner’s guide to buying at auction.
In his show Ahmedica, Ahmed has such a living, pulsing topic: he’s one of the Axis of Evil troupe of predominantly Middle Eastern comics who performed together until 2011, sharing their experience of post-9/11 America. HeTwo thousand people died in the floods that struck Pakistan in 2010 and an estimated 11 million were made homeless. Last November 6,000 were killed in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan. Four million were forced from their homes. It’s worth remembering these awful numbers given recent calls for the UK aid budget to be slashed and the savings diverted to the good people of Somerset.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
Aleksandr Galkin: ?Commander of Russia’s southern military district, units of which were deployed to CrimeaCareless talk by Rachida Dati, the fallen star of President Sarkozys Cabinet, has upset her campaign to relaunch her career as a diligent and modest member of the European Parliament.
Raytheon signed a nine-year deal with the Labour government in 2007 to provide an e-Borders IT system which promised to provide “intelligence-led”It always looks infuriatingly easy to make money from property when you can’t actually afford the deposit on the “dead-cert” buy-to-let you are eyeing. Reports of how ordinary investors have made fortunes from property only add to the sense that you are missing out.
As a student, India was onerous because I was in a country that should have felt like home, but whichNeale Morgan is angry that no one is taking responsibility for policing the pensions “liberation” scam that has cost him thousands of pounds.
The ceilings of its 12 guest rooms, seven “state rooms”, four double cabins and two twin cabins are lined with precious palladium leaf. The thick panels of sycamore that comprise part of the floor have been sandblasted, bleached and polished to such perfection that they feel like carpet to walk on, and the corridor walls appear toA senior Indian police officer was facing calls to resign last night after pictures posted by his son on the internet showed him apparently abusing the perks of power.
Ministers have forced the new operator of the popular route from Brighton to London to phase out cheaper fares under a “super-franchise” arrangement which began on Sunday.
Now, as then, Tory MPsSterling hit its highest level against the US dollar in more than two years this week and some analysts say that the pound could nudge $1.80 by the end of the year. That’s up from less than $1.50 last summer, so great news for any Britons planning a break in New York or Las Vegas, but the implications go much farther.
But when he arrived at the family home he felt immediately uncomfortable. The welcome was polite, but not as warmObama’s best weapon could be economic - using the fracking boom to kill Russia’s energy industry
Growth trajectory “Our plan is to be the number one health drink brand by 2017. We plan to triple our turnover from ?1.5 million in that time”
From the Shangri-La hotel in the Shard, Renzo Piano’s 1,003ft skyscraper, I look down on the old Post Office Tower, now no more than a minor blip on London’s horizon, one small building all but lost in the most astonishing urban panorama I have ever seen.
“Some things are sacred,”Harry Redknapp lambasted his side’s defending last night after Queens Park Rangers conceded two goals during stoppage time to slump to a 3-2 defeat by Liverpool.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
This year’s show, called Monsieur Butterfly, is very high on play, very low on point-making. Horne has abandoned the technological tools he has often used ― big screens, PowerPoint, that complex web of sound clips ― and instead he’s constructing somethingAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain says that he wants to play in the European Under-21 Championship as the debate about the merits of sending full internationals to a youth tournament rumbles on.
Young women were found to be twice as likely to “sext” naked pictures of themselves than men, while many have sent the photos to strangers.
While the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took a swipe at theA ?40,000 pay-off to the former head of children’s services in a town where hundreds of children were groomed and abused was an inexcusable “reward for failure”, it was claimed tonight.
However, in the daughter’s police interviews following her arrest in January this year, Miss Patel insisted she bought the poison to kill herself after her mum cancelled the wedding with her fiance, Niraj Kakad.
Rickman plays Louis XIV, who in 1682 has decided to relocate from Paris to the palace of Versailles. “Heaven shall be here,” he declares, attempting to appease his courtiers’ distaste for moving to the sticks. The landscape architect Andre Le N?tre (Matthias Schoenaerts) has the unenviable task of delivering “gardens of exquisite and matchless beauty” and seeks a colleagueElection nights begin with big audiences and end with tiny ones. The wise anchorman will become less populist and more recondite as dawn approaches, knowing that only the true anoraks are still up. The referendum, however, was not an election and, it turned out, things would be done differently. The Today programme advised listeners to rise early rather than stay up late. Hours of padding, it was hinted, would fill the hours until the first counts began to declare around 1am. The moment of jubilation and commiseration was most likely to arrive as Britain ? or what was left of itto listen to a playlist of the songs below (smartphone users go to thetimes.co.uk/music):
“Our survey shows a remarkable level of enthusiasm among financial professionals for this offering, but a higher than anticipated price has also reduced expectations for appreciation over the first month of trading,” NicholasTurning down opportunities to focus on steady, sustainable growth leads to greater sales in the long-term
Andrei Klishas: ?Chairman of Russia’s constitutional law committee. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Chris Jansen, the chief executive who joined only in January, resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave shortly with a pay-off understood to be about one year’s salary or ?600,000. Andy Boland,A City executive who “has been lusting after the AA since 2007” is close to completing the “management buy-in” and flotation of the roadside recovery services group.
In all 37 per cent had sent a naked picture of themselves atIt’s easy to dismiss Alt-J as drippy geeks ― their shows certainly don’t overflow with charisma ― but heard through headphones their second album is an outlandish delight. The hushed harmonies remain but the mood is more bucolic than on their Mercury-winning debut An Awesome Wave ― this one is being streamed in parks via a special app and features a birdsong-and-recorder interlude called Garden of England. The trio range further afield than that, though, from skewed psychedelic country to spiralling Middle Eastern choral folk. Stimulating stuff, although their attempts at carnality on Every Other Freckle (“I want to turn you inside outAlvin Stardust, the black-clad glam rocker who scored a string of top ten hits in the 1970s, has died at the age of 72.
Time to hit Putin where it hurts: send for Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a serious suggestion made recently by Nina Krushcheva, Nikita Krushchev’s granddaughter, who sees the muscleman film star as the ideal foil for the Russian president. Mr Putin, she explained, is star struck and respects physical strength. He could not resist the opportunity to be in this movie; to be pally with a super-sized American diplomat. Remember the Obama administration promised a “reset” of its relationship with Moscow? You wanna reset that, Vlad?
Analysis of the latest register of members’ interests conducted by The Guardian revealed 20 MPs declared more than ?100,000 from external employment, directorships, speeches, consultancy and shareholdings.
8. Explain to Uncle Sam that all due taxes have been paid because of its "same country exception" rule ? that royalties taken by two companies in the same jurisdiction (eg, the Republic of Ireland) cannot be taxed twiceA “driverless” car is to be tested by scientists on the public highway later this year, the Government announced yesterday.
I spent Monday following the prime minister around. At Portsmouth Charter Academy, a school once so anarchic that only 3 per cent of kids achieved five GCSE passes, a girl told him with disarming candour: “I won’t lie. I was sooo naughty back then.”
I spent Monday following the prime minister around. At Portsmouth Charter Academy, a school once so anarchic that only 3 per cent of kids achieved five GCSE passes, a girl told him with disarming candour: “I won’t lie. I was sooo naughty back then.”
The appellant had, the court said, repeatedly engaged in conduct that went “against the standards of accepted public behaviour” and was “liable to be alarming and morally and otherwise offensive to other members of the public going about their ordinary business”.
Successful actresses do not “start” their careers at 38. They do not become world-famous in their forties. Nor do they, eight years on from losing the role that brings them international fame, emerge from post-cancellation semi-obscurity to be hailed all over again aged 54. This, nevertheless, is the career cycle of Allison Janney.
This month the spectacle spawns a book: Dogs Hanging Out of Windows. Among the 95 shots are a wistful chocolate labrador taking in a sunset; a dopey, delirious cockapoo ? eyes closed, lapping up the fresh air; Antoine, a springer spaniel ? partly curious, mostly alarmedIn the future world of digital fashion, you won’t try on new clothes but zap them on ? a new dress will be a few smartphone taps away with the mobile app store for digital apparel.
In an interview with The Spectator, she said: “Margaret Thatcher’s message to me was, ‘it doesn’t matter where you come from, this is aHis brother may be better known but Lord Faulks is making his own mark, reports Frances Gibb
Unconfirmed reports in the Fijian media said that the group would also seek the release of Abu Mussab al-Suri, an al-Qaeda leader captured in PakistanOsama bin Laden’s son-in-law provided crucial insight into the inner workings of al-Qaeda, promising his US interrogators: “I am willing to tell you anything and will not hold back. I will be honest with you.”
Polling by the Local GovernmentThe work of the Court of Appeal’s civil division is not sufficiently recognised, says Lord Dyson, the master of rolls
“We will not forget and we willPresident Abbas has asked for Nato peacekeepers to protect a future Palestinian state indefinitely in order to remove the prospect of a permanent Israeli military presence.
The bigger than expected increase meant that the squeeze on household finances appears back on, after a single month’s respite, with wages in the three months to March growing at just 1.7 per cent.
Japan’s economy expanded by just 0.2 per cent in the last quarter of 2013, or 0.7 per cent at an annualised rate. Preliminary estimates last month, which disappointed the market, were for quarterly growth of 0.3 per cent or an annualised rate of 1 per cent.
The 76 year old, who made his name with ms such as Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown was, said his producer Alain Sarde,The transportation infrastructure has undergone huge expansion in order to keep up with the rapid growth rate of the economy and population. Abu Dhabi International Airport has frequent services to national and international locations. Abu Dhabi airport also has a large Cargo terminal which can transport up to 2 million tonnes of freight a year.?The city is also served by Al Ain International Airport.
Yet as she flies in to Shanghai for 48 hours, Cara Delevingne, the new English supermodel, says that for all the glamour, she finds fame tough. Her work schedule is gruelling and, she says, the accompanying stress keeps her thin. “It is stress that does it. I don’t exercise ― I went to the gym twice in the last six months and it was too much. I’mThe British Asian writer Sathnam Sanghera suffers an identity crisis on a journey to India
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
Rustam Temirgaliev: ? Deputy chairman of council of ministers of Crimea. Big role in Ukraine parliament ‘s moves to launch referendum
After nearly four years of controversy and debate over Fifa’s decision to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the ECA chairman,21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, has abandoned its $80 billion bid for Time Warner, saying that to pursue a higher offer in the face of opposition would not be in its interests.
The ring ― estimated to be worth ?22,000 ― was a complement to the seven-carat ?460,000 diamond engagement ring that Clooney, 53, gave her during their whirlwind romance.
In recent years Ajman has greatly benefitted from increasing property prices in Dubai, some 25 kilometres to the south-west and has seen a property boom.Nigel Farage has achieved a lot in his time as Ukip leader ― not least making the Kent corner of Thanet into a political epicentre. Could it be that he has also put fresh wind into the sails of Al Murray’s Pub Landlord?
Confidence is slowly returning to the British economy and there is a mood of optimism among the leaders of the nation’s small and medium-sized companies.
The company is also eyeing up expansion abroad: “Youth unemployment is not just a UK issue but right across the world, this is coupled with a simultaneous shift toward flexible and freelance work,” Ball says.
The department said that Shire had provided “misleading information regarding the safety or efficacy” of the ADHD drugs Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Daytrana, as well as of Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of ulcerativeA crustacean known as the killer shrimp tops the Environment Agency’s list of “ten most-wanted” invasive species.
Amazon’s new “Prime” service in Britain will mirror its American offering, giving subscribers access to its internet video streaming service, e-book rentals and speedier delivery of purchases.
He has a long history of arrest for scams and fled from Australia to Britain in the mid-1990s, becoming the boyfriend of the former Page 3 girl Samantha Fox.The fate of the Caterham Formula One team was entrusted to a “Romanian cleaner” as the only shareholder and director, it was claimed last night.
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Who would have imagined that the music in Messiaen’s piano cycle Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus would ever be arranged for trumpet and orchestra? The thought I’m sure never crossed Messiaen’s mind. But the world never reckoned with the rise and rise of Britain’s top trumpeter, the blonde bombshell Alison Balsom, or the recording conglomerates’ current relish for making their classical releases soft and cuddly.
Running an IT consultancy is something of a balancing act. “When you are being paid by a client they are your world and your first priority, but you always have to be thinking about the next meal ticket,” says the founder of DrPete Inc, Peter Chadha, and adding international travel into the mix makes things even more complicated.
Lawrence Tomlinson, an entrepreneur and adviser to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, alleged that RBS had pushed healthy small and medium-sized enterprises into administration to strip their assets and then buy them back cheaply to turn a profit. HeThe state-run “bad bank” in charge of running down Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley’s loans has returned more than ?10 billion to the government.
Established more than a year ago, the camp had become the focus of Sunni tribes protesting against what they see as the Shia Prime Minister’s authoritarianism, theAl-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria is demanding to be removed from a United Nations list of terrorists in return for the release of 45 UN peacekeepers it took hostage last week.
By 52 votes to 48, the Democrats, who have a majority in the Senate, invoked the so-called “nuclear option” to?Embargoed to 1800 Wednesday October 22 Undated handout photo issued by Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources of an artist's impression of a Deinocheirus mirificus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 22, 2014. Scientists had wondered about the oddball dino for almost 50 years after discovering two of its huge arms. Now a pair of new skeletons unearthed in Mongolia have allowed them to assemble the missing pieces of the puzzle. See PA story SCIENCE Dinosaur. Photo credit should read: Michael Skrepnick/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.Students in Scotland are increasingly relying on loans to get themselves through university as grant funding slumps, according to new figures. The official data reveals that, while there are no tuition fees for Scottish students north of the border, young people are racking up higher levels of debt than before to pay their living costs.
“I get so tired of people saying: ‘Oh, you just want the money.’ No, I don’t. I want peace of mind. When this gets to court, I want them to know I’m not someFilibuster reform could end America’s ‘grand compromise’ with unintended results
At this time of year a walking tour of Glasgowis probably not everyone’s idea of a good idea, but I’m determined ? I’m on one of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) “miracle” tours and my cheery, stylish student guide Frances is doing a grand job of distracting me from the biting wind. We begin at the Gallery of Modern Art, an insanely grand Victorian edifice in keeping with the city’s elegant style. I’m amazed to discover that it used to be a private residence, belonging to a tobacco merchant. It’s the contemporary I’m here for, however ? over the past fewReader, compose yourself. Something of a most unexpected and serious nature has happened to Miss Austen.
“We’re frustrated it’s happened,” he said. “ThereAldermore will raise ?75 million when it floats this month, but the challenger bank will not be valued as highly as previously expected.
The toxic institutional anti-semitism of lateNick Varney, the Merlin Entertainments chief executive, was understandably relieved when trading in its shares finally began this morning. Three years ago, the Madame Tussauds and London Eye operator was forced to pull its planned initial public offering just as it was about to press the start button on the process, while this year’s intention to float announcement was delayed by a few weeks due to the market jitters caused by the US budget impasse. “We have long stated our belief that becoming a public company was Merlin’s ultimate destiny,” he declared today.
This is what Mark McDermott, the founder of digital agency Codegent, found out to his cost when his company culture was at threat when he was forced to hire people rapidly to cope with a sudden growth spurt. However, successful companies are resilient and are able to recover from their mistakes with dignity ? and growth ? intact even when, in the case of Morphm Costumes, the mistake is a consignment of pink body suits with tutus.A year ago, the Treasury relaxed the rules on individual savings accounts (Isas), allowing investors to hold shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) within their tax-free shelters for the first time. Investors jumped at the chance, with stockbrokers reporting large numbers of their clients moving Aim shares into Isas. The market’s performance since then has been less than impressive ? the 100 largest companies on Aim fell by an average of 1.6 per cen t over the year to the end of August, a period during which the FTSE 100 Index of large, blue-chip companies was up 5.6 perA supermarket price war could not pull down inflation last month as rising air fares and fuel costs pushed the consumer prices index up from 1.6 per cent to 1.8 per cent.
5:30am, Wednesday, June 25: Although I’ve lived in the UK for 15 years, I occasionally miss my Australian homeland. But waking up today to blue skies and glorious sunshine, I’m reminded of how great it is to be in London.
You can hear boredom in the announcer’s voice, during a blast-off last year from Cape Canaveral. Close your eyes and picture her filing her nails.
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By contrast, Germany enjoyed a sharpSometimes the drugs just don’t work. Ask the hedge funds. Boy, did they dose up on Shire’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder pills. Big time, too, once it agreed to be swallowed up by America’s AbbVie for ?32 billion. The hedgies ended up with a third of the company.
Thomas Piketty or Adam Smith? Adam SmithOver the past 12 months, she has become one of the world’s most sought after models, her baby-doll features and beetle-black eyebrows helping her to supplant Kate Moss at the pinnacle of British fashion.
This focus on steady, sustainable growth has, on occasion, meant turning down opportunities, including waiting several years before going in to supermarkets, he adds. “We are still not in the volume cash and carry market, for example. We could have gone into it but it would have meant losing control of where the product was sold, plus there was no way we could have physically supported all those accounts properly.”
This week, AbbVie, a Chicago-based specialist in treating arthritis, said that it was close to a ?31 billion “mega-merger” deal to buy Shire. The ?53.20-a-share buyout sent Shire’s shares soaring. If the deal completes, it would make the UKIn May, Times correspondent Anthony Loyd was kidnapped in northern Syria with photographer Jack Hill. He tells the extraordinary story of their betrayal and capture by rebel leader Hakim Anza ? and his shooting at Hakim’s hands
Captain Doug Beattie, who has conducted three tours of Helmand, earning a Military Cross for bravery, described the withdrawal as “bitter sweet”.
Barry Vitou, a partner at Pinsent Masons, a law firm, said: “What the SFO needs more than anything if it is to be effective is certaintyRichard Dawkins’ advice to terminate a Down’s baby underestimates parents and damages the pro-choice cause
“We will not forget and we willPresident Abbas has asked for Nato peacekeepers to protect a future Palestinian state indefinitely in order to remove the prospect of a permanent Israeli military presence.
“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
“Doing good is good for business,” he says. “It creates interest and opens up the market to more people. It makes coins accessible and makes Mandela accessible. It works. It is not all about us, it is about all these organisations [the Nobel Peace Foundation and the Laureates’ charities] and what they stand for, we are just the promoters, the marketeers,” he says with some degree of modesty.Roy Keane has made the grim admission that he was “glad” Clive Clarke, the former Sunderland player, suffered a heart attack in 2007 because it deflected attention from an embarrassing defeat.
By contrast, Germany enjoyed a sharpSometimes the drugs just don’t work. Ask the hedge funds. Boy, did they dose up on Shire’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder pills. Big time, too, once it agreed to be swallowed up by America’s AbbVie for ?32 billion. The hedgies ended up with a third of the company.
Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California, who led an 18-year study of people aged 50 to 65, said: “The best change would be to lower the daily intake of proteins and especially animal-derived proteins, but don’tAmerican volunteers are fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria ― the first time that non-Muslim westerners have surfaced in the country in the war against Isis.
Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Aksyonov claims to be the Prime Minister of Crimea and has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyivv
If a Royal Marine showed up unannounced on my doorstep, I wouldn’t truant either.
The pound’s strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought, possibly even this year. Mark Carney, the Governor, has said that it won’t raiseThe Dreyfus affair born out of anti-semitism and army corruption in 19th-century France is brilliantly retold by Harris
The prosecution said the athlete’s account "could not possibly be true" because it jarred with police photographs from the scene. The precise location of key exhibits, including his duvet, Ms Steenkamp’s jeans, two bedroom fans and an extension cable with a plugboard were all used by the prosecution to pick holes in his testimony. However, his lawyers showed that police had moved exhibits, contaminated the scene and lied about who had access to the bedroom and the bathroom after the shooting.
The , that lasted nearly two months, killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and gave a political boost to Abbas’s rivals in Hamas.
For years, Mr Charney has been the subject of accusations from female employees of predatory conduct, harassment and unwanted advances, although he has been cleared of some of these. American Apparel’s board finally lost patience yesterday and dismissed him, citing an “investigation into alleged misconduct”.
TheThe first reconnaissance flight in history was not an unqualified success ― at least, in the military sense. Two weeks into the war, Captain Philip Joubert de la Ferte was sent to report on enemy troop movements west of Brussels. Unfortunately, he got lost. Eventually, with clouds coming in and no obvious landmarks in sight, he landed on a convenient field, discovered he was in Tournai ― and, making the most of a bad situation, had an “excellent lunch”.
Albania’s railways stretch for some 896 kilometres and link a number of cities such as Durres, Tirana, Fier and Vlora. Since the considerable increase of private vehicle ownership and buses the railway is no longer the primary mode of transport for local people. In 2009 freight transport was estimated at 25-30,000 tonnes per month.
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It was all cricket’s fault. Ms Taylor, 34, is the wife of Kevin Pietersen,The new Mondrian spa on the South Bank is spartan but inviting and refreshingly devoid of new-age mumbo jumbo
Rustam Temirgaliev: ? Deputy chairman of council of ministers of Crimea. Big role in Ukraine parliament ‘s moves to launch referendum
“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
The president of Iran took a swipe at neighbouring Gulf states and western leaders, blaming them for the rise of Islamic State (Isis) and other terrorist groups ― but he avoided accusing any country by name.
Amazon’s new “Prime” service in Britain will mirror its American offering, giving subscribers access to its internet video streaming service, e-book rentals and speedier delivery of purchases.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said. “I am aA refusal to mourn Nelson Mandela is a sign of a resurgent isolationism
The country is primarily connected by a large road network which runs over 18,000 kilometres, but of which only 7,020 kilometres are paved. Heavy investment has been put into a regeneration programme that will improve existing roads and build three new transport corridors to neighbouring countries. The most expensive project to date is the construction of a four lane highway that will link Albania’s Adriatic coast to Kosovo. When complete the project should significantly reduce transport costs, accidents and improve traffic flow.
Peter Fitzgerald, Google’s UK sales director, said the turbines could help resolve the world’s energy crisis.
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Aldermore blamed the “deterioration” in equities for the withdrawal of its IPO as European and US investors shunned the private equity-backed lender’s flotation, which had been expected to raise ?300 million for the bank and its backers.
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the Rockmill restaurant in New Taipei City had sparked diplomatic protests by calling a new pasta dish “Long Live the Nazis”. The bright idea behind the scheme was that the recipe included German sausage. According to the restaurant’s 24-year-old owner: “When we were deciding on a name for this pasta dish, it never occurred to us that the word Nazi would stir up such controversy.”
The capital of Switzerland doesn’t get many tourists, but Bern is a beautiful medieval city that’s been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site. There’s plenty of interest, including Einstein House, where the physicist lived for three years, Zentrum Paul Klee (containing the most extensive collection of Klee’s art), the Swiss Alpine Museum, a botanical garden, and a fine cathedral with a 101m tower that visitors can climb for great city views. In the summer, if you’re a good swimmer, it’s possible to swim and float in the current of the perfectly clean river Aare, seeing the country’s HousesHistorically, judges held office provided they were “well-behaved”. Occasionally, however, they have fallen short of the highest standards
The Duchess of Cambridge has not worn a royal crown on her tour of the Antipodes, but she doesn’t need to. She has rich hair. Whether it is pulled by Prince George’s chubby fingers or blown by the Sydney Harbour breezes, her tresses behave only as those that have been expensively cut and luxuriously and routinely re-styled. Clothes, as Kate Middleton shows in her frequent high street choices, do not make the woman or distinguish social class.
Growth trajectory “Our plan is to be the number one health drink brand by 2017. We plan to triple our turnover from ?1.5 million in that time”
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. On April 15, 1989, 96 fans died in a terrible crush early on in an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. In the arena of Sheffield Wednesday’s historic ground, a further 766 people, from children to the elderly, were injured. The game was abandoned after six minutes.
The world’s greatest deliberative body has given up deliberating. Hundreds of years of tradition trashed in the blink of an eye. A system designed by God Almighty and respected by huddled masses, wherever in the world they huddle, binned overnight by American Jacobins. They will regret it. They too will be consumed in the fire they started.
Burger King confirmed yesterday that it would move its headquarters to Canada as part of its $11.4 billion takeover of Tim Hortons, allowing the fast-food giant to execute a so-called tax inversion, escaping punitive American corporate taxes on its overseas earnings. The corporation tax rate in Canada is only 15 per cent, compared with 35 per centThe Government has dropped plans to allow minicabs to be driven by unlicensed drivers when “off duty” after warnings it would endanger taxi users.
It is with Cassatt, best known for her tender but unsentimental images of young women and children in domestic settings (she achieved this partly by posing her models with other people’s children), that the story of the American impressionists begins.Propped up in bed and fighting back tears, one of the two American nurses at the center of America’s Ebola crisis nodded and smiled as a doctor in a hazmat suit thanked her for volunteering to treat the patient who infected her with the disease.
“Doing good is good for business,” he says. “It creates interest and opens up the market to more people. It makes coins accessible and makes Mandela accessible. It works. It is not all about us, it is about all these organisations [the Nobel Peace Foundation and the Laureates’ charities] and what they stand for, we are just the promoters, the marketeers,” he says with some degree of modesty.Roy Keane has made the grim admission that he was “glad” Clive Clarke, the former Sunderland player, suffered a heart attack in 2007 because it deflected attention from an embarrassing defeat.
The coroner, Lisa Lapointe, said: “We do not have a great deal ofCurriculum vitae
“We don’t feel like it’s university any more ― they runCasa del Mare, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
There’s something for everyone, not only collectors. Functional old pieces with quality and character are often cheaper than new itemsEvery year, tens of thousands of people move their money across borders. There are people who own property abroad, expats receiving a pension after retiring to foreign climes, parents paying for their children to study at prestigious overseas schools and universities and farmers receiving the Single Farm Payment from the EU. Most of those will be making regular transfers while many more need to make one-off transactions to pay for a holiday, boat or piece of art.
He spoke out forcefully against the war in a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, referring to it repeatedly as “genocide” and vowing to hold Israel to account for “war crimes”.
When Alice Oseman was 16 she used to spend a lot of time in her room. Liked to tap tap tap in bed with her laptop on her knees. And when I climb the stairs to her bedroom I can see why people might roll their eyes and conclude: “Typical teenager.”
Amazon’s new “Prime” service in Britain will mirror its American offering, giving subscribers access to its internet video streaming service, e-book rentals and speedier delivery of purchases.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
Growth trajectory “Tie up with Nobel Laureate Foundation has led to sales of 100,000 medallions”
“It is even worse if I am working somewhere like the Far East because the hours are so different. It is much harder to communicate with people in the UK.”
A fanciful comparison? Well, Bridgnorth, aBam! Splat! Wham! Zang! There’s no escaping Dennis the Menace and his cartoon chums in Dundee.
From the Velvet Underground’s third album is this exquisite, semi-spiritual plea for solace, and an example of Reed’s ability, despite his much-publicized transgressions and hard man posturing, to write aIt is a question that troubles many a middle-aged man. At what point in life are you too old to wear a hoodie? The answer, according to Superdry’s new boss, is well beyond 45.
All 30 of the demonstrators who had gathered outside ICBC’s main Sichuan branch, including many elderly Chinese who have lost a lifetime of savings on an imploded financial product, are understood to remain in detention as the authorities try to suppress a wider panic.
The trial, at Inner London Crown Court, wasThe Kansas City Royals had history and home advantage on their side. But the San Francisco Giants had “MadBum”, the modest but brilliant pitcher who led his team to World Series glory last night.
Scoin Shop, which turns over about ?3million a year at its store in west London, has gone on to set up a peace makers’ museum in South Africa to celebrate the four Nobel Laureates from the country - Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk. Since the museum openned a year ago it has hosted 16,000 visitors, Manchester-born Demby explains.
A user shoppingAmazon has taken a step towards killing off its Lovefilm brand by folding the business’s video-streaming operation into its “Prime” fast delivery service.
The pound’s strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought, possibly even this year. Mark Carney, the Governor, has said that it won’t raiseThe Dreyfus affair born out of anti-semitism and army corruption in 19th-century France is brilliantly retold by Harris
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said. “I am aA refusal to mourn Nelson Mandela is a sign of a resurgent isolationism
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After posting pictures of himself in Kurdish military uniform on Facebook he wrote: “I am ok, won’t be able to get onMarcelino Castrillo Garcia, Managing Director of SME Banking at Santander UK, talks about fast growth and how to maintain it
Peter Fitzgerald, Google’s UK sales director, said the turbines could help resolve the world’s energy crisis.
The coverage of Small Business Saturday has predominantly concentrated on the independent stores in Britain’s beleaguered high streets. Yet Adam Ball represents one of the many digital companies taking part in this weekend’s campaign.
Chris Christie, the Republican Governor of New Jersey, caught America’s national mood over the weekend. “If I was in the Senate,” he said, “I would kill myself.”
The papers were discovered by builders late last year during the multimillion-pound renovation of the BuckinghamshireLondon’s highest tourist attraction now has a luxury hotel, the Shangri-La
Peter Fitzgerald, Google’s UK sales director, said the turbines could help resolve the world’s energy crisis.
Over the past few weeks, figures close to Mr Balls have been sounding the alarm over a possible putsch. “People around Ed [Balls] are genuinely worried about whether he might get moved,” said one senior Labour source.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
Adam Rooney’s diving header midway through the first half was enough to seal their place in Saturday’s draw after they produced a performance packed with a “fire-in-the-belly” approach to this quarter-final tie.
It has emerged that senior officials insisted they would not consider appointing a woman to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar. One female executive claimed that she was warned she was “fighting the wrong battle” by putting women forward for the role.
In one image uploaded to Instagram, Shakeel Ahmed Beig, deputy inspector-general of police in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, was shown having his shoelaces tied by an assistant while seated in an armchair. The caption read: “Real king ? My Dad!! Last time he put his shoes himself was almost 15 years ago #BossLife #King xx.”
In another image circulated on social media, his son, Tony Beig, boasts: “This isThe number of deaths linked to “legal highs” has risen eightfold to almost 100 in the past four years, according to figures to be published today.
Take a bow, Ms Palin. Once again you have contributed to the great American story. Part of the glamour of America is its rancid seediness. The road; Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n’ Biscuits in a truck stop at 3am;At noon on the east coast and 9am on the west coast, the United States is in for a record-breaking moment, no matter how Jurgen Klinsmann’s adopted nation do against Germany.
The charges against 16 officers and 81 enlisted men came as the head of the Boko Haram militant group issued a video message denying government claims that he was dead. Clad in military fatigues on the back of a pick-up truck, Abubaker Shekau was shown firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air. “Here I am, alive. I will only die the day AllahTwelve soldiers have been sentenced to death in Nigeria for a mutiny shortly after their colleagues were killed in a Boko Haram ambush.
Burger King confirmed yesterday that it would move its headquarters to Canada as part of its $11.4 billion takeover of Tim Hortons, allowing the fast-food giant to execute a so-called tax inversion, escaping punitive American corporate taxes on its overseas earnings. The corporation tax rate in Canada is only 15 per cent, compared with 35 per centThe Government has dropped plans to allow minicabs to be driven by unlicensed drivers when “off duty” after warnings it would endanger taxi users.
A friend tells the story of a visit to America that did not quite turn out as he intended. He was to marry an American woman and set out for California, where her folks lived after emigrating from China many years before. Previous trips across the Atlantic had persuaded him that, in a land where an English accent turns heads and leads invariably to animated conversations about one’s close associations with the Queen or Tony Blair, nothing could go wrong.
Do you need a solicitor for personal injury claims? When you consider the reasons, the answer is almost definitely?yes.George Osborne’s decision to halve a tax break for people who rent out their former home is bad news for accidental landlords, but could boost the supply of homes available for first-time buyers.
Three sources told The Times that the IPO was likely toSir Alex Ferguson has dismissed as “nonsense” claims that David Moyes inherited a Manchester United team in decline and distanced himself from suggestions that he was partly responsible for the club’s woes last season.
“We have grown in a controlled manner quite deliberately,” Bolton says. “My strategy has always been to focus on the right accounts, the right level of service and doing fewer things better rather than spreading myself too thin.”
“It is even worse if I am working somewhere like the Far East because the hours are so different. It is much harder to communicate with people in the UK.”
“Certain states have helped to create it, and are now failing to withstand it. Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in hands of mad men who now spare no one,” he said. “The strategic blunders of the West inA woman allegedly inspired to poison her mother by television series Breaking Bad claimed it was a fantasy story to cover up her suicidal intentions, a court heard.
Changing public attitudes and progressive legislation have turned the United Kingdom into a more inclusive society. Yet in reality, have recent events shown that our “diversity” is limited in its scope?
In between tentative mouthfuls, however, he could barely hide his excitement that the man standing next to him was on the verge of becoming Ukip’s first elected MP. Surrounded by a crowd made up of photographers and iPhone-wielding supporters, the party leader took a moment to reflect on the occasion. Ukip was finally “coming of age,” he said.
Viktor Medvedchuk: Medvedchuk, leader of Ukrainian Choice, is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. He is also being designated because he has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support to Yanukovych and because he is a leader of an entity that has, or whose members have, engaged in actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine and actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine
The term Umbrella Revolution gained traction on social media to describe the protests, referring to the activists’ tactic of using umbrellas to shield themselvesEbola screening checks are largely voluntary, health officials conceded yesterday as the first passengers to arrive at Heathrow under the new system dismissed it as a “joke”.
The trial, at Inner London Crown Court, wasThe Kansas City Royals had history and home advantage on their side. But the San Francisco Giants had “MadBum”, the modest but brilliant pitcher who led his team to World Series glory last night.
Dmitry Rogozin: Rogozin is being sanctioned for his status as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Also head of Russia’s arms trade
Yet here, in the country of the First Amendment, in a land which glories in the virtue of speaking truth to power, many thought Mickelson should have held his tongue. “It was an uncomfortable train wreck spilling into an awkward dumpster fire,” said Jason Sobel, a writer for the Golf Channel.
The roadshow will span three continents with a hundred meetings in ten days, marketing an IPO that is due toSome of the hype surrounding Alibaba’s stock sale was punctured yesterday when it emerged that a survey of fund managers attending the IPO roadshow found that fewer than half would buy shares.
Less than an hour’s drive from Perugia, an hour and a half from Rome and just over two hours’ drive from Florence or the Maremma coast, Todi is accessible from a range of airports and well placed for those who want to explore the area. In short, the perfect location for a holiday home.
However, in the daughter’s police interviews following her arrest in January this year, Miss Patel insisted she bought the poison to kill herself after her mum cancelled the wedding with her fiance, Niraj Kakad.
The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. Formally there may be no F in the TPA’s title but across the public sector the campaigning organisation created by Matthew Elliott does transform normally placid civil servants and local government officers into expletive-spewing Mr Angrys. And that is the TPA’s great achievement. While its research is often highly populist ? and sometimes unrealistic ? it does what it says on the tin. It represents Britain’s taxpayers in a way they’ve never been championed before.
Starting from the 10th, the 24-year-old birdied his first four holes and picked up another shot at the par-three 17th to reach the turn in 31, before further birdies at the second and ninth gave the world NoThe man from Hot Chip has made a solo debut that veers between stylishly downbeat and plain dreary. Taylor’s feather-light falsetto remains a thing of beauty and the arrangements, most of which he plays himself, are spare and wintry. His playfulness is still there too: New Hours, in which spangled synthesisers combine with what sounds like bottle-blowing, imagines an electro-funk band fronted by Darth Vader. There’s just too little warmth: by the end, you’re yearning for Taylor’s regular bandmates to pull him in bouncier directions. (Domino, out Mon)Alf-Inge Haaland has likened Roy Keane to Saddam Hussein after biting back in their long-running feud.
Instead of picking up his ‘Silver Bear’ award for directing The Ghost Writer, Polanski was languishing in his Swiss chalet with an electronic foot-cuff ensuring that he can get no further than his garden.
“It is a sign of rapprochement,” a Syrian activist among those helping to broker the exchange said.
SM UK’s team keeps their vans for between four and five years, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles go the extra mile whatever the age of the vehicle. “We don’t usually have warranty claims and even when a van’s out of warranty, the Van Centres will look after us” says MacDonald.
A diary story in the Daily Mail yesterday reported that the retired high court judge Joseph Butler-Sloss,now 87, was caught paying for sex with prostitutes in Kenya in 1988. The revival of the old story, first printed in the News of the World and which her family insists is untrue, wasBad news tends to come in bunches, and so it is proving for Morgan Sindall. A fire at a research laboratory at the University of Nottingham and rising construction costs in London and the south triggered a profit warning from the construction group and the market reacted yesterday in predictable style. So more bad news, then, with the share price plummeting by 13 per cent after Morgan Sindall said that full-year profits would be lower than expected owing to “delivery pressures”.
Less than an hour’s drive from Perugia, an hour and a half from Rome and just over two hours’ drive from Florence or the Maremma coast, Todi is accessible from a range of airports and well placed for those who want to explore the area. In short, the perfect location for a holiday home.
5:30am, Wednesday, June 25: Although I’ve lived in the UK for 15 years, I occasionally miss my Australian homeland. But waking up today to blue skies and glorious sunshine, I’m reminded of how great it is to be in London.
“This operation was obviously at the top of the list of exploits carried out by Seal Team Six because of the high-valueThousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists defiantly continued their protest today after a night of clashes with police that kept much of the island’s financial district at a standstill.
“If you want your guests to enjoy their G&Ts, then make sureA lot rides on the eradication of polio. When Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, called on the world to stand tall in the battle against the virus this summer, she spoke not in the context of a single disease, but of global health: “The next three years, and especially the next twelve months, are critical to the polio eradication initiative and, by extension, the entire international public health agenda.”
Who would have imagined that the music in Messiaen’s piano cycle Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus would ever be arranged for trumpet and orchestra? The thought I’m sure never crossed Messiaen’s mind. But the world never reckoned with the rise and rise of Britain’s top trumpeter, the blonde bombshell Alison Balsom, or the recording conglomerates’ current relish for making their classical releases soft and cuddly.
The world’s greatest deliberative body has given up deliberating. Hundreds of years of tradition trashed in the blink of an eye. A system designed by God Almighty and respected by huddled masses, wherever in the world they huddle, binned overnight by American Jacobins. They will regret it. They too will be consumed in the fire they started.
A statement fromA Home Office minister caused controversy yesterday after announcing that the UK had opted out of EU regulation on legal highs. Norman Baker was criticised by Baroness Meacher, the crossbench peer who chairs the , for his “disappointing” decision to ignore “very sensible” EU legislation.
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta by King John, the hapless Plantagenet king who was at odds with his barons. Designed to put limits on the king’s powers and to consolidate traditional rights, this great charter is regarded as enshrining fundamental legal principles across large parts of the English-speaking world.
Several other full internationals could theoretically be asked to drop down, including Jack Wilshere, 22, Calum Chambers, 19, Luke Shaw, 19, Ross Barkley,An independent Scotland would be Britain’s “closest friend, most honest counsel and most committed ally”, Alex Salmond will tell supporters tonight as passions reach fever pitch before tomorrow’s referendum.
In America, where I lived at the time, there were indulgent smiles; the kind you give a toddler who’s making a fuss but, really, he’s overtired, it’s not his fault and we’ve had a lovely day at the beach so we won’t spoil it now. Newsweek summed it up: “Has America’s even-tempered new President already ruffledWarm autumn days can see you discovering the winding, taverna-filled streets that lead up to the Parthenon
Scoin Shop, which turns over about ?3million a year at its store in west London, has gone on to set up a peace makers’ museum in South Africa to celebrate the four Nobel Laureates from the country - Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk. Since the museum openned a year ago it has hosted 16,000 visitors, Manchester-born Demby explains.
Phillip Monks, its chief executive, said that the Consumer Credit Act laid down precise information that had to be included in borrowers’ statements and, if this was omitted, all interest had to be repaid.
After a night of celebration at the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli, the couple turned Venice’s Grand Canal intoFew people will be genuinely offended by the rambler’s nudity. So why go to the expense of trying and jailing him?
UK Asset Resolution (UKAR), a ‘zombie bank’ which takes on no new business, said it repaid ?6.2 billion to the government in the 15 months to March 2014 - extended to bring it in line with Treasury finances - chipping away at ?48.7 billion owed.
Barely seven months after his brief, unhappy stint as head of the Co-operative Group, Euan Sutherland has returned to the corporate catwalk by being named chief executive of SuperGroup ? and, in a diversion from his usually sober office attire, he marked the occasion by decking himself out, head to foot, in the company’s youthful Superdry brand.
Rick Gonzalez, chief executive of AbbVie, was reported as saying yesterday that shareholders were “generally supportive” of the deal and understood the “strategical rational”.The chief executive of AbbVie launched a withering attack on the US Treasury last night as he confirmed that the merger with Shire, a UK bio-pharmaceutical group, had been officially terminated.
Keane had reignited his ugly dispute with Haaland, the former Manchester City and Leeds United midfielder, by admitting in his new autobiography that he had deliberately wanted to hurt “the absolute p****” but had not set out to injure the Norwegian and that his infamous challenge in 2001 was not revenge for a challenge by Haaland, four years earlier, that had left the former Manchester United captain with a serious knee injury.
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
Concept Cupboard was conceived by its three founders as a way of matching freshly graduated designers with small businesses. “Young people are looking for experience and to build up their portfolio and bringing that experience into SMEs can be invaluable,” Ball explains.
After a night of celebration at the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli, the couple turned Venice’s Grand Canal intoFew people will be genuinely offended by the rambler’s nudity. So why go to the expense of trying and jailing him?
A survey of 134,000 children by Public Health England found that while children’s teeth are in better shape than they were five years ago, hundreds of thousands of youngsters still have bad teeth.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
The last time David Cameron messed up in quite such style was also a moment that brought out the best in him. After failing to win a majority against Gordon Brown at the last general election he didn’t dither. In one of the most decisive acts of his time as Conservative leader he made his bold offer to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. It was not an offer that 80 per cent of Tory members would have made but it has produced the stable if inevitably imperfect government that Britain has enjoyed since.
Have you added to the sum total of happiness today? I’m not sure I have. But it’s tricky to calculate. If only there were a scientific device, a precisely calibrated joyometer that could quantify if one’s existence added or subtracted from humanity’s bottom line. Until then, thank goodness for Richard Dawkins.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
As the only witness to what happened inside his house, Oscar Pistorius’s testimony was crucial. However, the prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, said he was an "appalling witness" who tailored his evidence to "defend his life". He was "more concerned with the implications of his answers than the truth" ? an example of which was when he said he didn’t know what "zombie-stoppers" were; moments before he was forced to admit using the phrase in a video shown to the court which showed him shooting a watermelon and comparing it to a person’s brain.
The answer was no. Under new rules brought in by Michael Gove last autumn, school attendance must always take priority over joyful, absorbing, memorable experiences even when the child in“There’s a first time for everything,” Nigel Farage said, while anxiously clutching a McFlurry in the middle of Clacton-on-Sea’s town centre. It was a reference to the McDonald’s ice cream bought for him by Douglas Carswell.
Andrei Klishas: ?Chairman of Russia’s constitutional law committee. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Thanks to innovative solutions, WDH and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are starting a terrific new partnership. And with the new fleet’s characteristic reliability and affordable maintenance plans to boot, the road ahead looks a smooth one indeed.
You can hear boredom in the announcer’s voice, during a blast-off last year from Cape Canaveral. Close your eyes and picture her filing her nails.
“I was absolutely petrified of the man,” Mr Atkinson recalls. “After I joined the choir, the abuse started. He would tell me to go to theAfter years of talk, I finally took the plunge. But my journey in vest and trunks didn’t quite go to plan
“It is a bit of a turn-up on the face of it but it really should not come as a surprise,” Bryan Roberts, a director at Kantar Retail, said. “Online retailers are starting to realise that a physicalA small metal panel found on an uninhabited Pacific atoll belongs to the aircraft that Amelia Earhart was flying when she vanished 77 years ago, it was claimed yesterday.
People have been trying to put wings on their automobiles almost since the plane began. Glen Curtis, a great aviation pioneer had a bash at it unsucessfully in 1916. Ever since then, the media haveFour months ago, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, fired a warning shot on interest rates. They could rise “sooner than markets currently expect”, he told the Mansion House in June. Hours later, markets brought forward their forecast for a first increase by about six months ? to November this year, a schedule the governor was happy to accept.
Rob Pemberton, of HFM Columbus, the wealth manager, says: “The majority of my clients want to take a cautious approach to managing their money, which allows them to build up capital and income steadily. They want to avoid more volatile sectors, such as emerging markets. They are looking for decent returns in a low-interest-rate world without taking too much risk.”
If a Royal Marine showed up unannounced on my doorstep, I wouldn’t truant either.
A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses shows that 61 per cent of SMEs expect to grow over the next year with 11 per cent bracing themselves for what they hope will be “rapid growth”. This is the seventh consecutive quarter in which the federation has reported SME leaders’ confidence in the British economy is growing.
That’s why, starting this week,Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enters into partnership with The Times in an exciting mentoring scheme that’s designed to help companies of all sizes grow and prosper.
His observations are made today in aAndy Carroll believes that he is assured of a starting place when he returns from injury and has defended his record since becoming West Ham United’s record transfer.
the sky’s the limit when it comes to getting exactly the right build. They may look the same on the outside, but inside you will find a WDH electrician, for example, driving a completely different van to a plumber.
Other offenders include creeping water primrose, which has been sold as a pond plant butIn a nation that spends one day each summer celebrating revolution, the ‘Mickelson Mutiny’ provoked a surprisingly divided response.
Activists said strikes also hit three oilfields under Isis control. The Pentagon said it had launched precision airstrikes against “modular oil refineries”, small units capable of producing thousands of barrels per day of low-grade diesel from crude oil harvested from Syrian oil fields under Isis control.
“When I go away for two or three weeks there is always a backlog of work to deal with when I return because there are so many things that I can’t do while I am away,” Chadha says.
The AA, which was foundedThis feels like something of a “growing into your features” moment. The key ingredients to Abandoman’s act have been there for years. The super-fast way that Irish frontman Rob Broderick improvises rap lyrics based on audience suggestions. The way his more restrained guitarist James Hancox chimes in with sung refrains to create a different energy (and to give Broderick time to chew on his next set of rhymes).
It is a business concept that has worked. “We have helped 200 plus businesses source freelance design work and fill positions. We’ve helped students earn in excess of ?100,000 directly via the site and this figure will be much higher with follow on work included,” he says.
In another image circulated on social media, his son, Tony Beig, boasts: “This isThe number of deaths linked to “legal highs” has risen eightfold to almost 100 in the past four years, according to figures to be published today.
Chancellor George Osborne showed himself a master of the art in last month’s budget, which delivered a series of seismic shocks that have left people feeling excited and confused in equal measure. Here are 10 big numbers we all should know that can help or encourage you to save more - or avoid any unnecessary penalties that will eatAvoid the airport scrum and higher taxes and go by train, say Tom Chesshyre and Annabelle Thorpe
In the energetic 50-year-old’s favour is his propensity for taking risks, and a $30 billion fortune to back them up. This is, after all, the man who shockedHate commuting? A well-designed live/work space may offer the solution that you have been looking for
It has emerged that senior officials insisted they would not consider appointing a woman to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar. One female executive claimed that she was warned she was “fighting the wrong battle” by putting women forward for the role.
Starting from the 10th, the 24-year-old birdied his first four holes and picked up another shot at the par-three 17th to reach the turn in 31, before further birdies at the second and ninth gave the world NoThe man from Hot Chip has made a solo debut that veers between stylishly downbeat and plain dreary. Taylor’s feather-light falsetto remains a thing of beauty and the arrangements, most of which he plays himself, are spare and wintry. His playfulness is still there too: New Hours, in which spangled synthesisers combine with what sounds like bottle-blowing, imagines an electro-funk band fronted by Darth Vader. There’s just too little warmth: by the end, you’re yearning for Taylor’s regular bandmates to pull him in bouncier directions. (Domino, out Mon)Alf-Inge Haaland has likened Roy Keane to Saddam Hussein after biting back in their long-running feud.
Shahid Ullah, Afren’s chief operating officer, disposed of 600,000 Afren shares on June 26 at ?1.41 a share. Two associate directors, Galib Virani and Iain Wright, sold 203,775 and 104,423 respectively a week later at ?1.42.
HMIC reveals that “generic phrases” are being cut andNearly $4 billion (?2.5 billion) has been poured into next week’s US elections as outside groups and secret donors have turned this into the most expensive ? and negative ? midterm contest ever.
The China farrago didn’t do a lot of good to Mr Reilly ? or Sir Andrew, who was already feeling the heat from collapsing US sales of Advair, the blockbuster respiratory drug. . What better way than producing a top 40 FTSEFrance needs the latest stimulus measure from the European Central Bank far more keenly than Germany, according to contrasting new data from the eurozone’s two biggest economies.
Alain Robert reached the top of Malaysia’s tallest building in his third attempt on the nation’s tallest structure.
The former tabloid editor, who has transformed himself into a cable news personality, said that dwindling viewing figures and an anti-gun campaign that alienated a vast swath of his audience had led him to conclude that his show had “run its course”.
Balsom’s artistry is as alluring as ever. Sinuous, long phrases pour out of her instrument, as liquid and tasty as golden syrup.A civilian airliner crashed moments after taking off from the Iranian capital Tehran today, killing 48 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground.
If you are a Scottish nationalist, you might ascribe the Scottish Enlightenment to Scotland’s innate love of learning; if you are a unionist, however, you might point out that the great efflorescence of Scottish culture took placeSir William Wallace, the medieval warrior in the Wars of Scottish Independence, is almost the perfect Scottish hero: fierce, patriotic, unrepentant, doomed and destined for a spectacularly sticky end.
“Certain states have helped to create it, and are now failing to withstand it. Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in hands of mad men who now spare no one,” he said. “The strategic blunders of the West inA woman allegedly inspired to poison her mother by television series Breaking Bad claimed it was a fantasy story to cover up her suicidal intentions, a court heard.
As he put it to students and squirming administrators: “If you measure the weight of an honour by the amount of work it takes to actually getMichael Page is looking to its burgeoning American business to drive growth after tough hiring conditions in other markets sent fees down 4 per cent in the first half of the year.
“Get out there and let your beautiful, freaky differences shine!”
She recovered fully but the couple now make sure that they make time to listen to each other. “We go to the pub and sit down with an agenda. We talk about us and where we are as individuals, then we talk about the business. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day operations, so this gives us a chance to get our heads up and think about longer-term strategy.”It was a pig of a PMQs. It is generally believed that pigs don’t fly but I see them wing past quite frequently, for politics is full of ideas that, for fleeting moments, seem plausible.
Some people question the resilience of Magna Carta’s legacy in the face ofThe Deepwater Horizon disaster has left a legacy of bitterness and failure
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Berahino is the highest-scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League this season with seven goals. The England Under-21 striker’s stellar displays have led him to be tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad next month.
A solicitor, on the other hand, can represent you in court, and you don’t even have to be present at all times. This way, you can focus more on your treatment and recovery.
A friend tells the story of a visit to America that did not quite turn out as he intended. He was to marry an American woman and set out for California, where her folks lived after emigrating from China many years before. Previous trips across the Atlantic had persuaded him that, in a land where an English accent turns heads and leads invariably to animated conversations about one’s close associations with the Queen or Tony Blair, nothing could go wrong.
“Since my childhood, it’s lulled me to sleep,” sighed Isabelle, “and I’ve woken to the same reassuring sound. It’s like music ? classical music. I hear it on only one night each year, but I wish it were every night.”
Viktor Ozerov: ?Chairman of Russia’s defence committee who supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Concept Cupboard was conceived by its three founders as a way of matching freshly graduated designers with small businesses. “Young people are looking for experience and to build up their portfolio and bringing that experience into SMEs can be invaluable,” Ball explains.
Heels or flats? Always heels. I like high shoes, I’m 5ft 3in. I don’t shop much but I like buying shoes
Over the past few weeks, figures close to Mr Balls have been sounding the alarm over a possible putsch. “People around Ed [Balls] are genuinely worried about whether he might get moved,” said one senior Labour source.
Senior managers led by Phillip Monks, who own 2 per cent of the bank, will also crystallise some profits, while other investors may sell down their holdings. TheseOne of Britain’s leading challenger banks yesterday became the most prominent victim of the collapse in global stock markets as it was forced to cancel its ?875 million listing, leading to speculation over other initial public offerings that could struggle to float.
Of course it is early days but overall the numbers still favour Labour. Ed’s personal ratings are another story and there is no doubt that Sisyphus and Ed M have muchMore than 6,000 new recruits have flocked to the ranks of Islamic State in Syria since American airstrikes began against the group last month, according to analysts.
After a night of celebration at the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli, the couple turned Venice’s Grand Canal intoFew people will be genuinely offended by the rambler’s nudity. So why go to the expense of trying and jailing him?
For years, Mr Charney has been the subject of accusations from female employees of predatory conduct, harassment and unwanted advances, although he has been cleared of some of these. American Apparel’s board finally lost patience yesterday and dismissed him, citing an “investigation into alleged misconduct”.
I bring you breaking news about America’s mid-term congressional elections, for which serious campaigning has just got under way. It is news that breathless TV anchors know in their hearts, but cannot bring themselves to utter.
Grillo is adamant though that his reluctance to put a price on the property is not a marketing gimmick. He truly believes the property is unique. “This is the only houseOne in four children has tooth decay by the age of five, according to figures from Public Health England.
“It is a bit of a turn-up on the face of it but it really should not come as a surprise,” Bryan Roberts, a director at Kantar Retail, said. “Online retailers are starting to realise that a physicalA small metal panel found on an uninhabited Pacific atoll belongs to the aircraft that Amelia Earhart was flying when she vanished 77 years ago, it was claimed yesterday.
However, Shinzo Abe’s proposals disappointed analysts who had been hoping for detailed plans for dismantling Japan’s monolithic industrial blocs. The Nikkei stock market index fell 3.8 per cent after his speech.
“We don’t feel like it’s university any more ― they runCasa del Mare, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
1 Sir William Scroggs was a wild lord chief justice of England, being prone to drunkenness, occasional violence, and what one biography called “loose living”. He was impeached by the Commons for improper and arbitrary behaviour in court such as unlawfully refusing bail and peremptory dismissal of a grand jury, and for “frequent and notorious Excesses and Debaucheries”. He was removed from the bench in 1681.
Jonathan Steel, the chief executive of Change London, said: “Poor air quality affects all of us, but particularly children. You can’t see emissions from road vehicles and domestic and commercial heating systems, but long-term exposure is damaging the health of everyone who lives, works orAmerican health workers were trying to contact 132 airline passengers after the second Texan nurse to be infected with ebola revealed that she had flown from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she became ill.
A statement fromA Home Office minister caused controversy yesterday after announcing that the UK had opted out of EU regulation on legal highs. Norman Baker was criticised by Baroness Meacher, the crossbench peer who chairs the , for his “disappointing” decision to ignore “very sensible” EU legislation.
The Members of Parliament we elect today are not really in charge. TheyFor most owners of The Book of St Albans, the first colour book printed in English, the illustrations of hawks and heraldry are exciting enough. Its images have made it one of the most collectible books in the history of English printing ― but one early reader was not wholly absorbed.
The soldiers had fired shots at their commander’s car after their comrades were sent on a “suicide mission” into Boko Haram territory at night. They will be put to death by firing squad, a military tribunal announced today.
Compare and contrast. Edinburgh Festival, 1994: Alan Davies is a Perrier award nominee, earning his comedic stripes alongside the likes of Harry Hill and Jack Dee. He’s high on the atmosphere ? and on the spliffs that he enjoys backstage. Now, at 48, he’s less likely to be spilling out of a venue at 6am and more likely to be rising refreshed and taking his wife and two toddlers out not long after “for an early coffee and a bun”.
The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
Every political activist has a story that would test your belief in democracy. One gentleman I met canvassing in Exeter wanted compulsory euthanasia for everyone on their 65th birthday. After my mouth fell open he offered to compromise and accept a cut-off at 70. I did not like the way he said “cut off”. Last week in Clacton one voter told TV reporters he had voted Ukip as a protest against the sitting Tory MP. Perhaps he hoped that Douglas Carswell would be an improvement on that, er, Douglas Carswell?
Successful actresses do not “start” their careers at 38. They do not become world-famous in their forties. Nor do they, eight years on from losing the role that brings them international fame, emerge from post-cancellation semi-obscurity to be hailed all over again aged 54. This, nevertheless, is the career cycle of Allison Janney.
Mr Cummings, a devout Methodist and former wheat trader, set up Tradebot in 1999 in his spare bedroom with $10,000 of initial funding, the company’s website says.
With a claim for compensation, you’re not only trying to tell the person or party responsible for your injury that you should be given the compensation what’s due to you, but you are also hinting you are ready to take legal action if necessary.
Berahino is the highest-scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League this season with seven goals. The England Under-21 striker’s stellar displays have led him to be tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad next month.
This year’s show, called Monsieur Butterfly, is very high on play, very low on point-making. Horne has abandoned the technological tools he has often used ― big screens, PowerPoint, that complex web of sound clips ― and instead he’s constructing somethingAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain says that he wants to play in the European Under-21 Championship as the debate about the merits of sending full internationals to a youth tournament rumbles on.
A struggling 26-year-old freelance, he was asked to attend the recording of the television programme Stage Show at New York’s Studio 5. He assumed his subjects were to be the show’s headliners and presenters, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. When he was told by the head of PR that he was being commissioned to photograph Elvis, there was a long pauseA gang sold hundreds of thousands of fake tickets worth ?3.5 million (?275 million) to tourists visiting the Moorish fortress of the Alhambra, Spanish prosecutors said yesterday.
You can hear boredom in the announcer’s voice, during a blast-off last year from Cape Canaveral. Close your eyes and picture her filing her nails.
He has found temporary, part-time jobs with a waste management company and delivery business in the meantime, but is now planning to leave Britain. “Starting today, I’m working at a packing warehouse for ?7 an hour. I have GCSEs and A levels and would look into further education, but I’ve no hope of affording it.
David Cameron yesterday denied claims that the plans were “shambolic” after it emerged that Public Health ?England, which is charged with co?ordinating Britain’s response to the virus, had still not been given details of his proposals more than 24 hours after the policy was announced.
Successful actresses do not “start” their careers at 38. They do not become world-famous in their forties. Nor do they, eight years on from losing the role that brings them international fame, emerge from post-cancellation semi-obscurity to be hailed all over again aged 54. This, nevertheless, is the career cycle of Allison Janney.
Abandoman have long drawn spirited delight from crowds, but in Hot Desk they seem to have hit another level. To match their big-impact numbers, they’ve got a big screen that weaves inThe Palestinian Authority is to ignore a plea from President Obama and ask the UN General Assembly to recognise a Palestinian state this month.
Stummel says: “It’s brilliant because I don’t like commuting within London and it is great [for my business] to work in a space that I designed.”
The ?3.2 billion Alliance Trust yesterday became the latest fund manager to reveal that it had vastly reduced its exposure to the British economy. Britain’s biggest investment trust overhauled its processes last year, merging its regional desks into “global equities”. It has halved its holdings of individual equities to 100 over the past 12 months and reduced its exposure to the domestic economy to only 5 per cent of its portfolio.
Yet when you talk to the people and organisations involved about who should carry the can for the Ark debacle the response of everyone, from those who originally marketed the schemes to the regulators and the watchdog, is a firm: “Not me, guv.”
Last month it received 121,662 complaints from customers, up slightly from the previous month but down fromYou can find some great bargains in art, antiques and collectibles at an auction. Dealers buy much of their stock there and then add a mark-up, so you’re effectively paying “trade” prices for starters. Auction houses also offer enormous variety, with prices ranging from just a few pounds to tens of millions.
“When I go away for two or three weeks there is always a backlog of work to deal with when I return because there are so many things that I can’t do while I am away,” Chadha says.
Clarke’s career was cut short when the defender ? then on loan at Leicester City from Sunderland - collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing room at half-time of his team’s League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
As he put it to students and squirming administrators: “If you measure the weight of an honour by the amount of work it takes to actually getMichael Page is looking to its burgeoning American business to drive growth after tough hiring conditions in other markets sent fees down 4 per cent in the first half of the year.
The drop in premium revenues at Admiral’s motor business, which insures more than 3.7 million vehicles, meant that turnover last year slid by 8 per cent from ?2.22 billion to ?2.03 billion.
The fifth generation of the Transporter joined the market in 2003, and was as flexible as the very first Kombi in 1949. In fact, when every variant of the new T5 was added up at that 2003 launch, the total came to a mind-blowing 375. No wonder What Van? made it the magazine’s Van of the Year, as did the jury of journalists who gave it the International Van of the Year 2004 award.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
This is one of the most affordable ways to see a natural wonder of the world ? an all-in day trip from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is about ?40. This includes the bus journey (about three and a half hours each way), a boat trip out to the limestone islands and lunch on board. Just book at any travel agent in the centre of Hanoi. And don’t forget your cossie.
A solicitor, on the other hand, can represent you in court, and you don’t even have to be present at all times. This way, you can focus more on your treatment and recovery.
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Lord Hope of Thornes, archbishop from 1995 to 2005, resigned yesterday as an honorary bishop after the inquiry into the church’s failure to act against the Rev Robert Waddington, a prolific abuser, said that Lord Hope had been responsible for repeated errors and inaction that had put children at risk.
I’ve not consulted The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it would be no surprise if that psychiatric bible contained an entry for “post-banking syndrome” or PBS. An increasingly widespread condition that usually emerges seven to ten years into a career in the City, it involves the sufferer suddenly becoming acutely aware of the moral bankruptcy of the system that has enriched them and more often than not results in public declarations of dismay, typically after the payment of a large bonus or redundancy cheque.
And it wasn’t just put on show, all pristine and shiny, it was put through its paces. The magazine Commercial Motor road-tested the Transporter ? appropriately ballasted so as to replicate working life as a delivery van ? in 200 miles of London traffic and the hills of Surrey. It was complimented for “spirited performance” ? a verdict any Volkswagen owner would proudly cheer ? and compared to the fast newspaper delivery vehicles, the quickest on the road at the time. Summing up, Commercial Motor declared: “If the competition is measured by the performance of the Volkswagen, the standard is high.”
That’s right, you are thinking about JohnHe arrived at Anfield as that preening so-and-so, that strutting peacock who used to play for Manchester United. He departed to an ovation. The sound of Cristiano Ronaldo being applauded off at Anfield may say more than a torrent of goals about the brilliance of the man.
In America, where I lived at the time, there were indulgent smiles; the kind you give a toddler who’s making a fuss but, really, he’s overtired, it’s not his fault and we’ve had a lovely day at the beach so we won’t spoil it now. Newsweek summed it up: “Has America’s even-tempered new President already ruffledWarm autumn days can see you discovering the winding, taverna-filled streets that lead up to the Parthenon
He said there was no indication of foul play. Monteith’s body was found by hotel staff after he missed his check-out time, he added.
Analysis of the latest register of members’ interests conducted by The Guardian revealed 20 MPs declared more than ?100,000 from external employment, directorships, speeches, consultancy and shareholdings.
“Certain states have helped to create it, and are now failing to withstand it. Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in hands of mad men who now spare no one,” he said. “The strategic blunders of the West inA woman allegedly inspired to poison her mother by television series Breaking Bad claimed it was a fantasy story to cover up her suicidal intentions, a court heard.
The posters for this startlingly good production of John Ford’s 1633 play ― featuring a naked bedroom clinch between its buff sibling lovers ― have been banned from the Tube, and as you enter the Globe’s candlelit Jacobean theatre, a notice informs you that “the performance contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature”.
TheAlan Rickman’s second film as a director, with Kate Winslet in the lead, is one of those costume dramas that cries “prestige” and promises larks. Yet it’s a surprisingly airless affair, a tale of the court that’s a right royal disappointment.
Ferguson believes that Moyes “hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club” and found the move from Everton “a massive jump”, saying that his successor went against the club’s traditions by adopting a slower style of play that he would not have tolerated.
A: Put simply, exchange rates are the value of one country’s currency against another. How they are quoted in the foreign exchange (FX) markets can be a little confusing.
However,We have tried to establish who should take responsibility for the financial disaster which befell investors in the Ark pensions “liberation” schemes. They were suspended in May 2011, leaving hundreds of investors facing ruin after being hit with a punitive 55 per cent tax penalty on the so-called “reciprocal loan” payouts they were given.
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
The printers are falling in price as they come off patent ? it is possible to buy one now for less than ?1,000 ? and the technology is advancing so that a wider variety of materials can be used to print, from ceramic to titanium. There are 3D printing cafes where you can print out your own designs ? Makers Cafe opened last month in Shoreditch, east London. Small printers are even making their way on to, Singapore’s specialist in Company Setup. When it is time to Set Up your business in Singapore, 3E Accounting is your intelligent choice to deliver services that efficiently fulfill all statutory compliance regulations. We will have you through the process quickly and cost-effectively, allowing you to concentrate on building your business while we take care of all the accounting and regulatory details.
First, this period was always shaping up to be a test as October marks the end of US quantitative easing. For two years the Federal Reserve has provided huge extra liquidity to financial markets, but last month it became more aggressive as to the timing and scale of rate rises as it sought to normalise policy. Unfortunately, the hint of tighter US monetary policy has coincided with a slip inLord’s, last week. Typical corporate function. The Long Room. Two hundred people. Andrew Strauss and Graeme Swann, the guests. Dinner, ask them a few questions, polite conversation, decent folk at the table. Job done. Nice and easy.
Starting from the 10th, the 24-year-old birdied his first four holes and picked up another shot at the par-three 17th to reach the turn in 31, before further birdies at the second and ninth gave the world NoThe man from Hot Chip has made a solo debut that veers between stylishly downbeat and plain dreary. Taylor’s feather-light falsetto remains a thing of beauty and the arrangements, most of which he plays himself, are spare and wintry. His playfulness is still there too: New Hours, in which spangled synthesisers combine with what sounds like bottle-blowing, imagines an electro-funk band fronted by Darth Vader. There’s just too little warmth: by the end, you’re yearning for Taylor’s regular bandmates to pull him in bouncier directions. (Domino, out Mon)Alf-Inge Haaland has likened Roy Keane to Saddam Hussein after biting back in their long-running feud.
The China farrago didn’t do a lot of good to Mr Reilly ? or Sir Andrew, who was already feeling the heat from collapsing US sales of Advair, the blockbuster respiratory drug. . What better way than producing a top 40 FTSEFrance needs the latest stimulus measure from the European Central Bank far more keenly than Germany, according to contrasting new data from the eurozone’s two biggest economies.
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Most of America’s golf writers felt that Phil Mickelson was broadly correct in his implied yet incendiary critique of the US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.
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The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
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The resolution confirmed by the ECB discipline commission yesterday ends a saga that will leave a bitter legacy in the eyes of Yorkshire followers after the board’s decision to block Gale from accepting the first division trophy when the county secured the points they needed at Trent Bridge.
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This focus on steady, sustainable growth has, on occasion, meant turning down opportunities, including waiting several years before going in to supermarkets, he adds. “We are still not in the volume cash and carry market, for example. We could have gone into it but it would have meant losing control of where the product was sold, plus there was no way we could have physically supported all those accounts properly.”
Captain Doug Beattie, who has conducted three tours of Helmand, earning a Military Cross for bravery, described the withdrawal as “bitter sweet”.
Three weeks after the Treasury and RBS countered calls for the creation of an “internal bad bank”, the Government was told again that it should break up the state-owned lender.
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
Liam Butler is brand director at Achica. He has previously held marketing and PR roles at Harrods and The Conran Shop. ()Getting to grips with the ten industries that all FTSE companies are allocated to is crucial for DIY investors who want to build a balanced portfolio. As we explained , each one has its characteristics and pros and cons. In the second instalment of our two-part guide, we look at what’s going on in the remaining industries we need to cover, with expert tips for the best shares to profit, and funds for diversified exposure.
However, Shinzo Abe’s proposals disappointed analysts who had been hoping for detailed plans for dismantling Japan’s monolithic industrial blocs. The Nikkei stock market index fell 3.8 per cent after his speech.
I exaggerate ? but not much. Mid-term elections can be hugely significant: the polls of 2006 brought to an end the Bush era two years before theThe estate agency listing for Pier Point on Pier Point Road in Itchenor near Chichester clearly states “price on application”. However, James Grillo of Humberts, says: “they can apply but there is no price”. This is not to say that the four-bedroom waterside property with adjacent cottage and boathouse is priceless. “Who are we to tell someone how much to pay for it?” says the estate agent and valuer.
Established more than a year ago, the camp had become the focus of Sunni tribes protesting against what they see as the Shia Prime Minister’s authoritarianism, theAl-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria is demanding to be removed from a United Nations list of terrorists in return for the release of 45 UN peacekeepers it took hostage last week.
The QPR manager accused his players of naivety in pushing for a winner after being awarded a 95th-minute free kick, with the result that the visiting team broke down the field to seal three points through Steven Caulker’s own goal.
This was a cricketing contest without a prize ― no Ashes for the winners, nor sackcloth for the losers. Rob Oram, a trainee priest in Cambridge, played the hero’s role at the end, hitting 26 not out to take his team home, watched by more than 40 priests, a handful of them women,A former Archbishop of York has ended his 50-year ministry in the Church of England after being fiercely criticised by an official report into a clerical child abuse scandal.
A statement fromA Home Office minister caused controversy yesterday after announcing that the UK had opted out of EU regulation on legal highs. Norman Baker was criticised by Baroness Meacher, the crossbench peer who chairs the , for his “disappointing” decision to ignore “very sensible” EU legislation.
“Cash is king” is a cliche for good reason. As serial entrepreneur and fast-growth consultant Iain Johnston says in his ten tips on page seven: “Any business, no matter how successful, can fail when it runs out of cash.” He advises that those aspiring to fast growth “collect cash early, keep costs variable, arrange debt/equity finance before you need it and drive revenue”. Successful SMEs that attain sustainable fast growth, like Lily’s Kitchen, keep a close eye on their cash flow. A healthy obsession with spreadsheets does not come at the expense of creativity though.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
Viktor Yanukovych: Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. After abandoning Kyiv and ultimately fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych called upon Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine
The figures are buried in a report on air quality that the government must submit each year to the European Commission. In February, the commission began legal proceedings against Britain for failing to reduce “excessive” NO2 levels.
On July 31, Afren revealed to the market that Mr Ullah and Osman Shahenshah, Afren’s chief executive, had been suspended as part of an investigation into unauthorised payments from a Nigerian producer,It has been three months that Afren shareholders will want to bleach from their memories. Since the end of July, the value of their investment in the oil and gas exploration company that focuses on Africa has nearly halved, retreating a further 15.6 per cent yesterday.
Opening at $92.70, a 36 per cent premium to the $68 offer price, the shares spiked to $99 before levelling off to close at $93.89. That values the company at $231.4 billion, bigger than Amazon and eBay combined and edging it close to Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer.
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“Get out there and let your beautiful, freaky differences shine!”
A survey of 134,000 children by Public Health England found that while children’s teeth are in better shape than they were five years ago, hundreds of thousands of youngsters still have bad teeth.
Take a bow, Ms Palin. Once again you have contributed to the great American story. Part of the glamour of America is its rancid seediness. The road; Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n’ Biscuits in a truck stop at 3am;At noon on the east coast and 9am on the west coast, the United States is in for a record-breaking moment, no matter how Jurgen Klinsmann’s adopted nation do against Germany.
Peter Fitzgerald, Google’s UK sales director, said the turbines could help resolve the world’s energy crisis.
With a claim for compensation, you’re not only trying to tell the person or party responsible for your injury that you should be given the compensation what’s due to you, but you are also hinting you are ready to take legal action if necessary.
Chris Jansen, the chief executive who joined only in January, resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave shortly with a pay-off understood to be about one year’s salary or ?600,000. Andy Boland,A City executive who “has been lusting after the AA since 2007” is close to completing the “management buy-in” and flotation of the roadside recovery services group.
The ten fast-growing companies we have profiled in these pages have all had their share of ups and downs but they have all remained focused on the end game: success. Willie Harcourt-Cooze, the founder of Willie’s Cacao, is a typical example. He bought the biggest and best kit when he set up because he had total confidence in his business plan. He took risks, invested in his future and it paid off with 60 per cent growth this year and last. Risk taking doesn’t have to mean being foolhardy.
In a speech to business leaders in Kenilworth, Mr Haldane said that he had become “gloomier” about the economy because of slowing global growth, heightened geopolitical and financial risks and weaker inflationary pressures from wages.
“I get so tired of people saying: ‘Oh, you just want the money.’ No, I don’t. I want peace of mind. When this gets to court, I want them to know I’m not someFilibuster reform could end America’s ‘grand compromise’ with unintended results
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
GIC’s deal to take a slice of the equity is still being negotiated and it may not be named publicly as an investor when the deal is announced early next week, according to Sky News.
Goldman is the sole adviser to RSA Insurance, whose chief executive, Stephen Hester, completed a ?750 million rights issue this year, along with several disposals, including in China and Canada. The bank also advised Punch Taverns onThe day began with a mini-rumour ― a shhhhh of a whisper of nothing that could be something ― that Nick Clegg was going to resign during his speech. That this whisper was based on the fact that a few days ago Nick had worn chinos on stage (“He’s given up!”) was ignored for the very good reason that it was by far the most exciting thing to happen in Glasgow so far.
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“I think,” she says in that tremendously rich, warm, intelligent voice of hers, “my age had to catch up with my height. I am 6ft tall and I was playing 40-year-olds when I was 20. I just had to be patient.”
He will also have a message for the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland worried by the prospect ofIt’s hard to think of a worse film title than Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Not only is it impossible to remember, it’s also a bit of an open goal when it comes to reviews. In fact, this frenetic kids’ comedy about a ker-razy family and all the wacky mishaps that befall them is neither terrible nor horrible. It’s just adequate ― a message-heavy montage of chaos and engineered hilarity. However, given that the adult leads are Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell, and that the director is Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, Youth in Revolt),France’s Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third victory of the season, a second in China, in the BMW Masters yesterday.
“Effluent is concentrated in river estuaries and coastal areas, which is where shrimps and other marine life live ― this means that the shrimps are taking on the excreted drugs of whole towns,” said Dr Alex Ford from the University ofFrench presidential staff are keeping an eye on Valerie Trierweiler, Fran?ois Hollande’s spurned partner, viewing her as a “grenade” who could detonate more scandal with a sequel to her book.
You can hear boredom in the announcer’s voice, during a blast-off last year from Cape Canaveral. Close your eyes and picture her filing her nails.
This is what Mark McDermott, the founder of digital agency Codegent, found out to his cost when his company culture was at threat when he was forced to hire people rapidly to cope with a sudden growth spurt. However, successful companies are resilient and are able to recover from their mistakes with dignity ? and growth ? intact even when, in the case of Morphm Costumes, the mistake is a consignment of pink body suits with tutus.A year ago, the Treasury relaxed the rules on individual savings accounts (Isas), allowing investors to hold shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) within their tax-free shelters for the first time. Investors jumped at the chance, with stockbrokers reporting large numbers of their clients moving Aim shares into Isas. The market’s performance since then has been less than impressive ? the 100 largest companies on Aim fell by an average of 1.6 per cen t over the year to the end of August, a period during which the FTSE 100 Index of large, blue-chip companies was up 5.6 perA supermarket price war could not pull down inflation last month as rising air fares and fuel costs pushed the consumer prices index up from 1.6 per cent to 1.8 per cent.
Just like the Queen, the leading law firms north and south of the border are strictly neutral over the Scottish referendum. But as the experts who will be charged with the practical consequences of a possible ‘Yes’ vote they are ideally placed to map out what the future holds if Alex Salmond triumphs next week.
“Certain states have helped to create it, and are now failing to withstand it. Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in hands of mad men who now spare no one,” he said. “The strategic blunders of the West inA woman allegedly inspired to poison her mother by television series Breaking Bad claimed it was a fantasy story to cover up her suicidal intentions, a court heard.
He has found temporary, part-time jobs with a waste management company and delivery business in the meantime, but is now planning to leave Britain. “Starting today, I’m working at a packing warehouse for ?7 an hour. I have GCSEs and A levels and would look into further education, but I’ve no hope of affording it.
The debate has flared again in recent days after England’s qualification for the tournament, which takes place next summer in the Czech Republic, with demands for Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the finals.
The ten fast-growing companies we have profiled in these pages have all had their share of ups and downs but they have all remained focused on the end game: success. Willie Harcourt-Cooze, the founder of Willie’s Cacao, is a typical example. He bought the biggest and best kit when he set up because he had total confidence in his business plan. He took risks, invested in his future and it paid off with 60 per cent growth this year and last. Risk taking doesn’t have to mean being foolhardy.
Medieval hilltop towns, vine-clad hills, wine-fuelled lunches in sleepy olive groves . . . who doesn’t love Tuscany? Probably those who have discovered Umbria, the neighbouring province that easily matches its glitzier sister for scenery, food and wine, but has avoided the crowds and sky-high hotel prices. Towns such as Assisi and Spoleto, and picturesque Lake Trasimeno, may pull in the visitors, but elsewhere is unspoilt. There’s a whole swathe of authentic Italy waiting to be discovered.
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They were taken from their homes and campuses in Cairo and the Nile delta after demonstrating against new measures to “secure” the country’s campuses with a private security firm, Falcon, which has been hired by the Egyptian government.
Academics from Durham University write: “Evidence on the effects of grouping by ability, either by allocating students to different classes, or to within-class groups, suggests that it makes very little difference to learning outcomes.”
Chancellor George Osborne showed himself a master of the art in last month’s budget, which delivered a series of seismic shocks that have left people feeling excited and confused in equal measure. Here are 10 big numbers we all should know that can help or encourage you to save more - or avoid any unnecessary penalties that will eatAvoid the airport scrum and higher taxes and go by train, say Tom Chesshyre and Annabelle Thorpe
I don’t agree with Tony Benn about many things but he was right about what has become the European Union. For him, Like many on the Old Left, he objected to membership of the EU because he was first and foremost a democrat.
However,Police in Sichuan province yesterday swooped on a group of 30 investors protesting against the “deception” of China’s largest bank in a scandal that threatens to lay bare years of sharp practice across the country’s financial system.
He will be replaced today by Sam Walsh, head of the company’s iron ore division.
A tie up with the foundation has since led to the sale of some 100,000 silver and gold medallions raising money for both the Nobel Laureate Foundation and multiple charitable causes nominated by the laureates. Scoin Shop promote and market the coins which are made by the Norweigan mint to designs agreed with the Nobel Peace prize recipients.“Only 97 people have won the Nobel Peace prize, it is a real accolade that resonants with collectors,” he explains.
Yet whatever the claims for Magna Carta’s contribution to the historical development of the common law legal systems, can we be confident that its spirit is still alive and well today?
What happened next is well-known, from The Sun’s front-page splash ? purporting to tell “The Truth” and blaming Liverpool fans for the disaster ? to the Taylor Report and then, in September 2012, the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel. Liverpool fansThe reputation of her late brother had been called into question and her actor nephew was left to come to her defence on national radio.
Save for the honours boardThe US mid-terms are a charade being fought out in front of voters who couldn’t give a damn
A solicitor, on the other hand, can represent you in court, and you don’t even have to be present at all times. This way, you can focus more on your treatment and recovery.
Young women were found to be twice as likely to “sext” naked pictures of themselves than men, while many have sent the photos to strangers.
The date, in 2003, is nearly a decade ago, and four years after the first allegation of abuse by the former Dean of Manchester Cathedral was made. A claim in the memo that nothing can be done for the victims unless they make an official report is wrong. There are two references to the health of the accused and none to the accusers’, and inWe don’t like actors to do anything else. It’s become so bad that the only thing they’re fit for is to become President of the United States, or, failing that, Governor of California.
The decision, which comes three years after Amazon bought Lovefilm for ?200 million, is likely to mean price rises for British subscribers to Amazon’s loyalty scheme.
So today, whether you buy a Transporter or any other model from the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, you join a partnership with a 60-year history of supporting you and your business. It’s a commitment that extends way beyond the point of sale. All Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles team members feel it is their responsibility to help keep your company on the move, whatever it takes.
House of Commons rulesThe British Museum’s new Vikings show reveals they were more than just yobbo marauders
“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
Leading legal experts agreed that the motion was narrowly focused and warned that it would provide no “green light” for broader military action against Isis; nor should it be read as giving a right to “self-defence” under internationalCoalition aircraft bombed 12 oil refineries in eastern Syria in territory held by Islamic State in an effort to break the terror group’s wealth and starve its armoured vehicles of fuel.
Grillo is adamant though that his reluctance to put a price on the property is not a marketing gimmick. He truly believes the property is unique. “This is the only houseOne in four children has tooth decay by the age of five, according to figures from Public Health England.
Grillo is adamant though that his reluctance to put a price on the property is not a marketing gimmick. He truly believes the property is unique. “This is the only houseOne in four children has tooth decay by the age of five, according to figures from Public Health England.
So today, whether you buy a Transporter or any other model from the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range, you join a partnership with a 60-year history of supporting you and your business. It’s a commitment that extends way beyond the point of sale. All Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles team members feel it is their responsibility to help keep your company on the move, whatever it takes.
Four years ago Mr Morgan, 52, from south Wales, was persuaded by an Ark representative to transfer his civil service pension into one of the company’s schemes.
Polling by the Local GovernmentThe work of the Court of Appeal’s civil division is not sufficiently recognised, says Lord Dyson, the master of rolls
Rick Gonzalez, chief executive of AbbVie, was reported as saying yesterday that shareholders were “generally supportive” of the deal and understood the “strategical rational”.The chief executive of AbbVie launched a withering attack on the US Treasury last night as he confirmed that the merger with Shire, a UK bio-pharmaceutical group, had been officially terminated.
The capital of Switzerland doesn’t get many tourists, but Bern is a beautiful medieval city that’s been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site. There’s plenty of interest, including Einstein House, where the physicist lived for three years, Zentrum Paul Klee (containing the most extensive collection of Klee’s art), the Swiss Alpine Museum, a botanical garden, and a fine cathedral with a 101m tower that visitors can climb for great city views. In the summer, if you’re a good swimmer, it’s possible to swim and float in the current of the perfectly clean river Aare, seeing the country’s HousesHistorically, judges held office provided they were “well-behaved”. Occasionally, however, they have fallen short of the highest standards
Who would have imagined that the music in Messiaen’s piano cycle Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus would ever be arranged for trumpet and orchestra? The thought I’m sure never crossed Messiaen’s mind. But the world never reckoned with the rise and rise of Britain’s top trumpeter, the blonde bombshell Alison Balsom, or the recording conglomerates’ current relish for making their classical releases soft and cuddly.
What are they? Companies that provide goods and services used in construction and manufacturing. The market isAlmost 100 members of Nigeria’s armed forces faced a court martial yesterday, accused of mutiny and cowardice, as their colleagues struggle to defeat a brutal Islamist insurgency which has turned parts of the country into a warzone.
All 30 of the demonstrators who had gathered outside ICBC’s main Sichuan branch, including many elderly Chinese who have lost a lifetime of savings on an imploded financial product, are understood to remain in detention as the authorities try to suppress a wider panic.
Few brands command the same affection as the Volkswagen Transporter. Proud drivers list their van’s names on online directories, and you can even get personalised stuffed toys. Over the years this van has had many varied lives: mobile maternity unit, the first mobile speed camera, thousands of campervan conversions, mobile refrigerator, fire engine, cherry picker, mobile shop...
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles understand that the power of partnership is about reliability, keeping your costs down and delivering on promises every time, which is why its “Working with you” promise is at the heart of everything it does.
SM UK now has 28 vehicles. “We get everything from them now, including a fleet of Volkswagen cars,” says MacDonald. “A friend asked why I was buying Volkswagen and I said, ‘Quality.’ I know it’s going to last. It’s practical. And it’s about image, too ? if you turn up in a Volkswagen van, it looks better than other vehicles.”
But the figure could have been marginally higher had it not been for the ?116 million forked out for mis-sold payment protection insurance and consumer credit, another legacy from Northern Rock andPresident Rouhani told the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday that “strategic blunders” by the West had created terrorist havens that now threatened global security.
Join this illustrious tradition, then, and you enter into a partnership with people as committed to your success as you are. There are, for example, more than 100 Van Centres and Authorised Service Centres nationwide, and you’ll find the selfsame passion for quality, service and keeping you mobile at every one of them. They also have flexible opening hours, because Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recognises that running your own business is rarely a 9 to 5 job.
Sajid Javid, the Treasury Minister, could have given valuable insights into the bank’s future strategy. Instead, he used his time at the dispatch box yesterday to burble on about how the previous Government overpaid for RBS shares during its ?45 billion rescue.
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Yesterday the superstore began removing the meth-dealing action figures from shelves, bowing to a petitionCar insurance premiums have fallen by a fifth thanks to a government crackdown on “cash-for-crash” fraud and the first fall in injury claims in ten years, according to a report.
TheAlan Rickman’s second film as a director, with Kate Winslet in the lead, is one of those costume dramas that cries “prestige” and promises larks. Yet it’s a surprisingly airless affair, a tale of the court that’s a right royal disappointment.
The soldiers had fired shots at their commander’s car after their comrades were sent on a “suicide mission” into Boko Haram territory at night. They will be put to death by firing squad, a military tribunal announced today.
GIC’s deal to take a slice of the equity is still being negotiated and it may not be named publicly as an investor when the deal is announced early next week, according to Sky News.
The company staged a “We love Mandela” art exhibition at South Africa House in London, in October last year at its own expense, this proved so successful Demby has been invited to take the display to the United Nations in July to celebrate Nelson Mandela day.
I don’t agree with Tony Benn about many things but he was right about what has become the European Union. For him, Like many on the Old Left, he objected to membership of the EU because he was first and foremost a democrat.
The Jacobite cause is indissolubly and romantically associated with the Highlands of Scotland, but there were strongholds of support in the lowlands of Scotland, as well as Ireland and parts of northern England. The campaign to restore the heirs of the Roman Catholic King James II was religious and political, but also bound up with the waning clan system. The unpopularity of the Act of Union in 1707 boosted the Jacobite cause and the effectsLike so many of the greatest moments in Scottish history, Scotland’s 1978 World Cup campaign is a tale of epic failure defined by heroism ? a defeat that, in the telling, sounds very like a victory.
However,Police in Sichuan province yesterday swooped on a group of 30 investors protesting against the “deception” of China’s largest bank in a scandal that threatens to lay bare years of sharp practice across the country’s financial system.
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
The wave of enthusiasm, optimism and misplaced confidence that sent Scotland to Argentina in 1978 was on a scale never seen before in that country. Scotland was alone among the home nations to qualify. Ally MacLeod stated that Scotland would bring back a medal. We all sang: “We’re on the march with Ally’s Army, We’re going to the Argentine.” Many Scots did head to SouthSeldom can the investment case for a top bank have been offered in a radio phone-in. Such was life as Stephen Hester’s exit from RBS moved yesterday from tragedy to farce.
The “pick up” campaign begins today in Essen in western Germany with ten down-and-outs being offered a hot meal, a small payment, and up to three bottles of beer for a day’s work picking up litter.
The debate has flared again in recent days after England’s qualification for the tournament, which takes place next summer in the Czech Republic, with demands for Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the finals.
Retail Charity Bonds is an initiative of Allia, a social finance charity, in association with Canaccord Genuity, the investment bank. It is supported by the Cabinet Office and enables charities with credible financial strategies to issue retail bonds listed onWhat do you do if your husband falls into a deep depression, takes his intern to a hotel room, makes her undress while he watches; then gets beaten up and arrested for drink-driving? A good question. And one you can’t help but feel that Jonathan Dee possibly should have been asking himself after he’d written the first 20 pages of his new novel.
The toxic institutional anti-semitism of lateNick Varney, the Merlin Entertainments chief executive, was understandably relieved when trading in its shares finally began this morning. Three years ago, the Madame Tussauds and London Eye operator was forced to pull its planned initial public offering just as it was about to press the start button on the process, while this year’s intention to float announcement was delayed by a few weeks due to the market jitters caused by the US budget impasse. “We have long stated our belief that becoming a public company was Merlin’s ultimate destiny,” he declared today.
What is happening in the West Country is dreadful, yet the current death toll across Britain is in single figures. Any death is, of course, one too many but we’re mighty fortunate to live inClose allies of Ed Balls feared that he could be moved from his job as shadow chancellor.
“The one international currency that people trust is gold,” says Alan Demby founder of the South African Coin Exchange and Scoin Shop, selling bullion and collectable gold coins in South Africa and the UK.
The average child with dental problems has more than three teeth affected, according to a study that found huge variation acrossMark Carney, the Bank of England’s Governor, will face one the sternest tests of his tenure today. He and Paul Fisher, the Bank’s executive director of markets, will appear before MPs to answer explosive allegations that the institution turned a blind eye to the manipulation of foreign exchange markets.
In a speech to business leaders in Kenilworth, Mr Haldane said that he had become “gloomier” about the economy because of slowing global growth, heightened geopolitical and financial risks and weaker inflationary pressures from wages.
Running an IT consultancy is something of a balancing act. “When you are being paid by a client they are your world and your first priority, but you always have to be thinking about the next meal ticket,” says the founder of DrPete Inc, Peter Chadha, and adding international travel into the mix makes things even more complicated.
The pound’s recent strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought.
Thomas Piketty or Adam Smith? Adam SmithOver the past 12 months, she has become one of the world’s most sought after models, her baby-doll features and beetle-black eyebrows helping her to supplant Kate Moss at the pinnacle of British fashion.
It has emerged that senior officials insisted they would not consider appointing a woman to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar. One female executive claimed that she was warned she was “fighting the wrong battle” by putting women forward for the role.
Mr Murdoch said he still believed his offer had strategic merit and compelling financial rationale, but he repeated his intention not to pursue it “at all costs”. “Time Warner management and its board refused to engage with us to explore an offer which was highly compelling. Additionally, the reaction in our share price since our proposal was made undervalues our stock and makesBritain’s 24-hour drinking culture has triggered a sharp rise in the number of people dying from liver disease, Public Health England said yesterday.
Few brands command the same affection as the Volkswagen Transporter. Proud drivers list their van’s names on online directories, and you can even get personalised stuffed toys. Over the years this van has had many varied lives: mobile maternity unit, the first mobile speed camera, thousands of campervan conversions, mobile refrigerator, fire engine, cherry picker, mobile shop...
Liam Butler is brand director at Achica. He has previously held marketing and PR roles at Harrods and The Conran Shop. ()Getting to grips with the ten industries that all FTSE companies are allocated to is crucial for DIY investors who want to build a balanced portfolio. As we explained , each one has its characteristics and pros and cons. In the second instalment of our two-part guide, we look at what’s going on in the remaining industries we need to cover, with expert tips for the best shares to profit, and funds for diversified exposure.
Ambience: The subterranean Agua Bathhouse and Spa is reached by a special lift that descends to “-2” (the floor level not the temperature). Two women sit behind the building’s original limestone reception desk, their heads peeping above a pair of pristine Apple screens. From here the spa follows a sinuous route formed of light-oak floors, white bricksAhmed Ahmed is a smart-suited smoothie who thinks his clothes look like Ryan Gosling’s. But his material more often sounds as if it’s from the frat house. Of being a non-practising Muslim, the Egyptian-American says he doesn’t eat pork, but he has slept with a lot of pigs. It’s one of many lines in a slow, hour-long set that does the comedian few favours.
On July 31, Afren revealed to the market that Mr Ullah and Osman Shahenshah, Afren’s chief executive, had been suspended as part of an investigation into unauthorised payments from a Nigerian producer,It has been three months that Afren shareholders will want to bleach from their memories. Since the end of July, the value of their investment in the oil and gas exploration company that focuses on Africa has nearly halved, retreating a further 15.6 per cent yesterday.
Jane might. But her absence is rather more bothersome to Basingstoke. So inAs we pull away from Sarajevo airport the rotting skyscrapers of Dobrinja ― the area built for the 1984 Winter Olympics ― begin to rise up around the car. “You can ask me anything,” says Lorenc, our guide. “About the war, about peace, about life now. Do not be awkward. I can tell you about everything.”
The British bio-pharmaceutical group said yesterday that it believed the takeover should go ahead and that its trading remained strong. It said that it wanted “the period of uncertainty for shareholders, employers and other stakeholders to be reduced”.
A Maltese patrol boat was first on the scene, and two Italian warshipsThe innuendo starts even before the curtain rises. An announcement declares the running time to be 69 minutes. Of course it is ― this is 50 Shades!, the musical parody of the sex novels by EL James.
The French unemployment rate, measured according to the International Labour Organisation’s criteria, was the highest since the third quarter of last year, when it was 10.3 per cent.
The winged turbines, which would float at high altitude tapping into the higher wind speeds, could increase the amount of energy produced and save on construction costs, one of the company’s British executives has said.
Airbnb has been used byThere’ll be more explosions at the Royal Festival Hall today than in a typical performance of 1812 Overture. Shareholders at the Barclays annual meeting want to vent their displeasure at the bank’s decision to raise staff bonuses in spite of falling profits and an emergency capital-raising. Small investors, in particular, their holdings down by 17 per cent in a year, will relish manning the cannons.
Ministers have forced the new operator of the popular route from Brighton to London to phase out cheaper fares under a “super-franchise” arrangement which began on Sunday.
The , that lasted nearly two months, killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and gave a political boost to Abbas’s rivals in Hamas.
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“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
It is to be moved from a Class C to a Class B drug, where illegal possession could lead to a five-year jail sentence after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs warned that frequent use could cause “severe and disabling” bladder damage.
Some go up to the Supreme Court where they attract much publicity but the main appeals, and many like them, are heard in the Court of Appeal’s civil division.
The debate has flared again in recent days after England’s qualification for the tournament, which takes place next summer in the Czech Republic, with demands for Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the finals.
The president of Iran took a swipe at neighbouring Gulf states and western leaders, blaming them for the rise of Islamic State (Isis) and other terrorist groups ― but he avoided accusing any country by name.
However, critics who argue that Radio 3 has been undermined by “creeping popularisation” have been given newThe voices of three young Muslim men climb in anger. They want to share their revulsion for fellow members of their Pakistani community who took a group of impressionable British schoolgirls and turned them into a collection of broken sex toys.
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
Changing public attitudes and progressive legislation have turned the United Kingdom into a more inclusive society. Yet in reality, have recent events shown that our “diversity” is limited in its scope?
“The most important target to achieve is per capita gross national income,” Mr Abe said, promising to aim for annual gains of 3 per cent or more. That would raise the average gross annual salary of about 3.84 million yen (?25,131) by 1.5 millionTeaching children in ability sets can be harmful to their education, experts warn in a report today. They also claim that excessively praising pupils can do more harm than good.
However, the Authority believes it has waited long enough and the time to act has come, Dr Shtayyeh said. “We have been delayed for all of this year, for 2012. We have paused until now due to the American request. We cannot wait longer,”Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has condemned Israel’s “war of genocide” in Gaza and vowed to ask the UN Security Council to set a deadline for ending the Israeli occupation.
It is with Cassatt, best known for her tender but unsentimental images of young women and children in domestic settings (she achieved this partly by posing her models with other people’s children), that the story of the American impressionists begins.Propped up in bed and fighting back tears, one of the two American nurses at the center of America’s Ebola crisis nodded and smiled as a doctor in a hazmat suit thanked her for volunteering to treat the patient who infected her with the disease.
The win - Murray’s 15 in his last 17 matches - also boosts his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London, helping to keep him in eighth place - the final qualifying spot.
Other offenders include creeping water primrose, which has been sold as a pond plant butIn a nation that spends one day each summer celebrating revolution, the ‘Mickelson Mutiny’ provoked a surprisingly divided response.
AbbVie said on Tuesday that it was reconsidering whether to recommend the merger because US Treasury changes introduced last month mightThe US secretary of the treasury has accused AbbVie, an American drugmaker, of being “economically unpatriotic” in its attempt to acquire Shire, the British pharmaceutical group, and lower its tax bill.
As obvious as it may sound, it is very easy to overlook the risk of non-payment. You can establish the credit rating of potential clients in many countries and guard against non-payment through, for instance, a letter of credit or credit insurance.? UKEF can provide advice and insurance where the private market can’t help.
The ?3.2 billion Alliance Trust yesterday became the latest fund manager to reveal that it had vastly reduced its exposure to the British economy. Britain’s biggest investment trust overhauled its processes last year, merging its regional desks into “global equities”. It has halved its holdings of individual equities to 100 over the past 12 months and reduced its exposure to the domestic economy to only 5 per cent of its portfolio.
He has described his new hour as “phenomenal bulls***”, and certainly meets both words in that brief. He is exuberantly funny as he becomes a succession of exaggerated oddballs, all of them deeply recognisable. First, he’s Sean Bean, an actor so solid in his Yorkshireness that he claims to have “nerves of actual steel. I wasn’t born, I wasAberdeen 1 Hamilton 0
Gary Lineker, the former England striker turned television pundit, joined the discussion by criticisingThousands of people with diabetes suffer life-threatening complications because of “shocking” care in hospital, it was revealed today.
Take part in overseas events, trade fairs or missions to test markets, attract customers, appoint agents or distributors and make sales. UKTI’s Trade Access Programme provides grants to companies to attend trade shows and missions worldwide.
The department said that Shire had provided “misleading information regarding the safety or efficacy” of the ADHD drugs Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Daytrana, as well as of Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of ulcerativeA crustacean known as the killer shrimp tops the Environment Agency’s list of “ten most-wanted” invasive species.
Confirmation of this came yesterday with the unveiling of the city’s first $1 million (?620,000) parking spaces, which are to go on sale in a basement in SoHo.
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Time to hit Putin where it hurts: send for Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a serious suggestion made recently by Nina Krushcheva, Nikita Krushchev’s granddaughter, who sees the muscleman film star as the ideal foil for the Russian president. Mr Putin, she explained, is star struck and respects physical strength. He could not resist the opportunity to be in this movie; to be pally with a super-sized American diplomat. Remember the Obama administration promised a “reset” of its relationship with Moscow? You wanna reset that, Vlad?
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
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“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
A solicitor, on the other hand, can represent you in court, and you don’t even have to be present at all times. This way, you can focus more on your treatment and recovery.
The EU’s limit for nitrogen dioxide pollution was exceeded in 38 out of 43 areas of the UK last year, causing thousands of premature deaths.
In 2009 the school was taken over by Ark, which employed some of the city’s former naval personnel to impose discipline.
She recovered fully but the couple now make sure that they make time to listen to each other. “We go to the pub and sit down with an agenda. We talk about us and where we are as individuals, then we talk about the business. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day operations, so this gives us a chance to get our heads up and think about longer-term strategy.”It was a pig of a PMQs. It is generally believed that pigs don’t fly but I see them wing past quite frequently, for politics is full of ideas that, for fleeting moments, seem plausible.
However, critics who argue that Radio 3 has been undermined by “creeping popularisation” have been given newThe voices of three young Muslim men climb in anger. They want to share their revulsion for fellow members of their Pakistani community who took a group of impressionable British schoolgirls and turned them into a collection of broken sex toys.
When Alice Oseman was 16 she used to spend a lot of time in her room. Liked to tap tap tap in bed with her laptop on her knees. And when I climb the stairs to her bedroom I can see why people might roll their eyes and conclude: “Typical teenager.”
The company staged a “We love Mandela” art exhibition at South Africa House in London, in October last year at its own expense, this proved so successful Demby has been invited to take the display to the United Nations in July to celebrate Nelson Mandela day.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
Kirk Prest can still remember the stench that burnt the inside of his nose right after the BP oil spill four years ago. “The oil didn’t come ashore for a week. But I could smell it. It burnt my nose so bad, I had to come inside every 40 minutes or so.”
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
In Arizona, a missionary, who had arrived home from Liberia put himself in quarantine voluntarily and complained of a “lynch-mob” mentality. One person had suggested burning his house down, because they feared he had ebola.
Take a bow, Ms Palin. Once again you have contributed to the great American story. Part of the glamour of America is its rancid seediness. The road; Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n’ Biscuits in a truck stop at 3am;At noon on the east coast and 9am on the west coast, the United States is in for a record-breaking moment, no matter how Jurgen Klinsmann’s adopted nation do against Germany.
All 30 of the demonstrators who had gathered outside ICBC’s main Sichuan branch, including many elderly Chinese who have lost a lifetime of savings on an imploded financial product, are understood to remain in detention as the authorities try to suppress a wider panic.
No faulting their focus, either. It was just on the wrong stuff ― those reassuring words from AbbVie boss Rick Gonzalez. How did he put it back in July? “This is a transaction that we believe has excellent strategic fit, well beyond the tax impact.” Or just two weeks ago to AbbVie staff,New charity bonds that can be held in an Isa and will pay a fixed income of around 4 per cent a year while providing finance for good causes look set to be heavily oversubscribed after policymakers again voted this week to hold the base rate at its record low, condemning savers to further misery with banks paying paltry returns.
The list is endless, and it sums up Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new brand promise, Working With You. It’s what makes the Transporter unique and cherished. Because once you drive a Volkswagen Transporter, you’re not just getting a van, you’re joining a club that spreads all over the globe.
Jonathan Steel, the chief executive of Change London, said: “Poor air quality affects all of us, but particularly children. You can’t see emissions from road vehicles and domestic and commercial heating systems, but long-term exposure is damaging the health of everyone who lives, works orAmerican health workers were trying to contact 132 airline passengers after the second Texan nurse to be infected with ebola revealed that she had flown from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she became ill.
The BNP Paribas Masters is Murray’s sixth tournament in as many weeks and today’s match will be his 22nd in that run, raising the possibility that he could burn himself out.
According to extracts released by the SNP, Mr Salmond will urge voters to grasp the “opportunity of a lifetime” to seize power from the “Westminster establishment”.
Berahino is the highest-scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League this season with seven goals. The England Under-21 striker’s stellar displays have led him to be tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad next month.
Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California, who led an 18-year study of people aged 50 to 65, said: “The best change would be to lower the daily intake of proteins and especially animal-derived proteins, but don’tAmerican volunteers are fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria ― the first time that non-Muslim westerners have surfaced in the country in the war against Isis.
Adam Rooney’s diving header midway through the first half was enough to seal their place in Saturday’s draw after they produced a performance packed with a “fire-in-the-belly” approach to this quarter-final tie.
The China farrago didn’t do a lot of good to Mr Reilly ? or Sir Andrew, who was already feeling the heat from collapsing US sales of Advair, the blockbuster respiratory drug. . What better way than producing a top 40 FTSEFrance needs the latest stimulus measure from the European Central Bank far more keenly than Germany, according to contrasting new data from the eurozone’s two biggest economies.
The long-standing RioAlbania’s infrastructure has undergone a number of positive reforms over recent years, as the government prioritises focus and investment into modernising its transportation, energy and water systems.
The world’s greatest deliberative body has given up deliberating. Hundreds of years of tradition trashed in the blink of an eye. A system designed by God Almighty and respected by huddled masses, wherever in the world they huddle, binned overnight by American Jacobins. They will regret it. They too will be consumed in the fire they started.
Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California, who led an 18-year study of people aged 50 to 65, said: “The best change would be to lower the daily intake of proteins and especially animal-derived proteins, but don’tAmerican volunteers are fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria ― the first time that non-Muslim westerners have surfaced in the country in the war against Isis.
Hugh Perry, a dementia expert at the MRC, said: “Patients don’t seek help early on in the disease,Thousands of commuters travelling from the south east to London face a “stealth” price rise of up to ?664 on their season ticket.
This was a cricketing contest without a prize ― no Ashes for the winners, nor sackcloth for the losers. Rob Oram, a trainee priest in Cambridge, played the hero’s role at the end, hitting 26 not out to take his team home, watched by more than 40 priests, a handful of them women,A former Archbishop of York has ended his 50-year ministry in the Church of England after being fiercely criticised by an official report into a clerical child abuse scandal.
I don’t agree with Tony Benn about many things but he was right about what has become the European Union. For him, Like many on the Old Left, he objected to membership of the EU because he was first and foremost a democrat.
If a Royal Marine showed up unannounced on my doorstep, I wouldn’t truant either.
If a Royal Marine showed up unannounced on my doorstep, I wouldn’t truant either.
Scoin Shop, which turns over about ?3million a year at its store in west London, has gone on to set up a peace makers’ museum in South Africa to celebrate the four Nobel Laureates from the country - Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk. Since the museum openned a year ago it has hosted 16,000 visitors, Manchester-born Demby explains.
The reality is a lot less clear-cut, and just about every aspect of Kenneth’s story is hotly disputed.
In a speech to business leaders in Kenilworth, Mr Haldane said that he had become “gloomier” about the economy because of slowing global growth, heightened geopolitical and financial risks and weaker inflationary pressures from wages.
Lord Hope of Thornes, archbishop from 1995 to 2005, resigned yesterday as an honorary bishop after the inquiry into the church’s failure to act against the Rev Robert Waddington, a prolific abuser, said that Lord Hope had been responsible for repeated errors and inaction that had put children at risk.
A Maltese patrol boat was first on the scene, and two Italian warshipsThe innuendo starts even before the curtain rises. An announcement declares the running time to be 69 minutes. Of course it is ― this is 50 Shades!, the musical parody of the sex novels by EL James.
Priding itself on the speed of its systems, Tradebot sees itself as an upstart that is determined to beat Wall Street atExperts on either side of the border tell Edward Fennell about the practical outcomes of a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum
“We have grown in a controlled manner quite deliberately,” Bolton says. “My strategy has always been to focus on the right accounts, the right level of service and doing fewer things better rather than spreading myself too thin.”
Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Aksyonov claims to be the Prime Minister of Crimea and has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyivv
But when he arrived at the family home he felt immediately uncomfortable. The welcome was polite, but not as warmObama’s best weapon could be economic - using the fracking boom to kill Russia’s energy industry
But when he arrived at the family home he felt immediately uncomfortable. The welcome was polite, but not as warmObama’s best weapon could be economic - using the fracking boom to kill Russia’s energy industry
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
There is a story about an international school in a large American city. The school proudly displayed the flags of the pupils’ home nations at the front gate. All except the Union Jack. There were British children at the school and British parents picking them up in the evening. But no flag. The reason: it was the responsibility of the parents to hold a whip-round in their national groups and buy their own flag. Every nation did it except the British, who muttered that the fees were high enough as they were and a flipping flag was low down theImmigration will change the US in ways its politicians are only just beginning to grasp
Japan’s economy expanded by just 0.2 per cent in the last quarter of 2013, or 0.7 per cent at an annualised rate. Preliminary estimates last month, which disappointed the market, were for quarterly growth of 0.3 per cent or an annualised rate of 1 per cent.
Yet whatever the claims for Magna Carta’s contribution to the historical development of the common law legal systems, can we be confident that its spirit is still alive and well today?
Clarke’s career was cut short when the defender ? then on loan at Leicester City from Sunderland - collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing room at half-time of his team’s League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
The hotelier behind Verbier’s chic Cordee des Alpes () and Nevai () hotels ? as well as the cool Farm Club nightclub ? has taken over and refurbished a 50-room family-friendly hotel in the centre of the resort. The Montpelier will have large rooms with a bright, homely style and rates per night starting from a reasonable ?176 per room, B&B.
Goldman is the sole adviser to RSA Insurance, whose chief executive, Stephen Hester, completed a ?750 million rights issue this year, along with several disposals, including in China and Canada. The bank also advised Punch Taverns onThe day began with a mini-rumour ― a shhhhh of a whisper of nothing that could be something ― that Nick Clegg was going to resign during his speech. That this whisper was based on the fact that a few days ago Nick had worn chinos on stage (“He’s given up!”) was ignored for the very good reason that it was by far the most exciting thing to happen in Glasgow so far.
“These results were far more shocking than I imagined. This is a rapid increase in deaths inOur quick guides to everything you should know about culture.?Day 2 ?? 25 books that changed the course of literature
“We have taken him back to the police station for questioning and checking his passport. He can be charged for criminal trespass,”The US Navy’s Seal Team Six, which killed Osama bin Laden, has assumed its place in American military history. A year on from that raid, watched live by President Obama and Hillary Clinton, a former member of the elite organisation has told The Times that the group that pulled off the raid ― as well as the three other Seal Team Six assault groups ― have faced “far hairier and scarier” missions in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
Gough, of course, is the legendary “Naked Rambler”, who ? left to himself ? wanders around, mostly in the countryside, dressed in boots, socks and nothing else. For him, toBritons are wrong in their estimates of society’s demographics ― from immigration and Islam to teen pregnancy rates ― despite the country being awash with official statistics.
The EU’s limit for nitrogen dioxide pollution was exceeded in 38 out of 43 areas of the UK last year, causing thousands of premature deaths.
A friend tells the story of a visit to America that did not quite turn out as he intended. He was to marry an American woman and set out for California, where her folks lived after emigrating from China many years before. Previous trips across the Atlantic had persuaded him that, in a land where an English accent turns heads and leads invariably to animated conversations about one’s close associations with the Queen or Tony Blair, nothing could go wrong.
“The one international currency that people trust is gold,” says Alan Demby founder of the South African Coin Exchange and Scoin Shop, selling bullion and collectable gold coins in South Africa and the UK.
“3, 2, 1,” she intones. And then, with the hint of a sigh: “Lift off of the Atlas Five rocket. On a mission to unlock the mysteries of Earth’s Van Allen belt.” It’s a sexed-up script and she knows it. Probing the radiation belts around the Earth is serious science but there is no one on board this spacecraft. On Coco beach, downwind of the launch pad, a few heads probably turned, but not forObama is dangerously devaluing the role of US ambassador when it has never been more vital
Jonathan Steel, the chief executive of Change London, said: “Poor air quality affects all of us, but particularly children. You can’t see emissions from road vehicles and domestic and commercial heating systems, but long-term exposure is damaging the health of everyone who lives, works orAmerican health workers were trying to contact 132 airline passengers after the second Texan nurse to be infected with ebola revealed that she had flown from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she became ill.
It’s a surprising welcome to a city that has one of the most tragic recent histories of any in Europe. Before the Balkan wars of the Nineties Sarajevo was a cosmopolitan city renowned for its mixed population where Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks co-existed so successfully thatThe governing body of world football has rarely been free of controversy or criticism. Now, institutionalised sexism can be added to corruption, bribery and lack of transparency in the list of charges levelled at Fifa.
If you are a sketchwriter, there is no escaping one question these days. “So who’s going to win the election?” I am asked by almost everyone I run into. Until a month or so ago, I always said: “Well the numbers favour Labour and Ed Miliband.” At which point there was always a pause. “Really?” people would say, slightly incredulous, as if I might be trying to trick them.
The toxic institutional anti-semitism of lateNick Varney, the Merlin Entertainments chief executive, was understandably relieved when trading in its shares finally began this morning. Three years ago, the Madame Tussauds and London Eye operator was forced to pull its planned initial public offering just as it was about to press the start button on the process, while this year’s intention to float announcement was delayed by a few weeks due to the market jitters caused by the US budget impasse. “We have long stated our belief that becoming a public company was Merlin’s ultimate destiny,” he declared today.
Chris Jansen, the chief executive who joined only in January, resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave shortly with a pay-off understood to be about one year’s salary or ?600,000. Andy Boland,A City executive who “has been lusting after the AA since 2007” is close to completing the “management buy-in” and flotation of the roadside recovery services group.
Professor Tim Key, of the University of Oxford’s cancer epidemiology unit, said that it was difficult to isolate the connection between different types of food and serious illnesses because “everything you eat is correlated with everything else you do”.
“We’re frustrated it’s happened,” he said. “ThereAldermore will raise ?75 million when it floats this month, but the challenger bank will not be valued as highly as previously expected.
In 2009, he expanded his retail outlets to include health food stores and his turnover grew from ?30,000 to ?75,000 in what he calls “steady organic growth”.
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
These offer brands the opportunity to “dip their toe in the water” with new designs, drive PR around innovation and gain insights by checking out multiple competitors. They also allow brands to showcase their product or service.
It’s the basic premise of any number of war movies: a soldier is stranded behind enemy lines and during his struggle for survival finds himself questioning just who the adversary really is. But transposing the action to the streets of Belfast during the Troubles brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn scenario. Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre of his star quality as the accidentally abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller. Yann Demange, 15,It’s nice to know that 17th-century tragedy can still cause a stir.
“3, 2, 1,” she intones. And then, with the hint of a sigh: “Lift off of the Atlas Five rocket. On a mission to unlock the mysteries of Earth’s Van Allen belt.” It’s a sexed-up script and she knows it. Probing the radiation belts around the Earth is serious science but there is no one on board this spacecraft. On Coco beach, downwind of the launch pad, a few heads probably turned, but not forObama is dangerously devaluing the role of US ambassador when it has never been more vital
the sky’s the limit when it comes to getting exactly the right build. They may look the same on the outside, but inside you will find a WDH electrician, for example, driving a completely different van to a plumber.
This summer’s concert season, which featured the Pet Shop Boys and Laura Mvula, should have been a triumph for the BBC: it was the last hurrah of Roger Wright, who , and a chance for the corporation to demonstrate its commitment to highbrow culture with the BBC’s charter renewal looming.
The concerns are understood to stretchLufthansa, Europe’s dominant full-service airline, has sent a shiver through the big beasts of the Continent’s aviation sector by issuing a chilling profit warning over competition from the rise of the Middle Eastern airlines and the pillaging of the short-haul market by the budget carriers. The German airline said its profits for the next two years would be significantly lower. It has cut this year’s operating profit forecasts to ?1 billion (?805 million) from a previous range of ?1.3 billion to ?1.5 billion. For next year, Lufthansa is saying it expects its profits to double to ?2 billion but thatSuccessful SMEs invest in the future even if it means less profitability now
It is the first time that national school admissions data has been published for both primary and secondary children. While the growth in the number of primary age children has been well publicised, this year the population of children going to secondary school rose for the first time in years.A further 40,000 families could have their benefits capped as part of David Cameron’s plan to fund three million apprenticeships, it has emerged.
The EU’s limit for nitrogen dioxide pollution was exceeded in 38 out of 43 areas of the UK last year, causing thousands of premature deaths.
The bigger than expected increase meant that the squeeze on household finances appears back on, after a single month’s respite, with wages in the three months to March growing at just 1.7 per cent.
Around 10,000 passengers a week are thought to arrive from Guinea, ?Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, Gatwick airport and Eurostar said last night that they hadThe motion to go before MPs today on joining airstrikes in Iraq is lawful and proportionate ― but does not give cover to further military action in Syria, senior legal figures have told The Times.
Last year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched a new brand promise called “Working With You” to underpin its belief in a business partnership throughout your firm’s journey, and not just at the point of sale.
Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
The posters for this startlingly good production of John Ford’s 1633 play ― featuring a naked bedroom clinch between its buff sibling lovers ― have been banned from the Tube, and as you enter the Globe’s candlelit Jacobean theatre, a notice informs you that “the performance contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature”.
Nicknamed “The Conqueror”Scotland, in the mid-18th century, could reasonably have claimed to be the cleverest place on the globe. The country was a powerhouse of intellectual and scientific energy, with an unrivalled education system, five universities (to England’s two), an intensely literary culture, a widely literate population and some of the greatest thinkers and writers in history, including David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns.
The sluggish GDP performance is particularly concerning amid the widespread belief that there will be a marked decrease in consumption afterProzac is not just lifting humans out of the darkness ― it’s doing the same to shrimp. Antidepressants are believed to be leaking into waterways and the sea in increasing quantities as record numbers of the drugs are being dispensed, causing changes in the behaviour of sealife. Shrimp are swimming towards sunlit water where they become easy prey for passing fish.
The game was called off after the plane carrying a pro-Albanian flag provoked violent scenes on and off the pitch at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. Serbia’s interior ministry said that Olsi Rama had been arrested over the incident, having been accused of controlling the drone from his seat in the stadium’s executive box.
From the Velvet Underground’s third album is this exquisite, semi-spiritual plea for solace, and an example of Reed’s ability, despite his much-publicized transgressions and hard man posturing, to write aIt is a question that troubles many a middle-aged man. At what point in life are you too old to wear a hoodie? The answer, according to Superdry’s new boss, is well beyond 45.
Abandoman have long drawn spirited delight from crowds, but in Hot Desk they seem to have hit another level. To match their big-impact numbers, they’ve got a big screen that weaves inThe Palestinian Authority is to ignore a plea from President Obama and ask the UN General Assembly to recognise a Palestinian state this month.
He will also have a message for the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland worried by the prospect ofIt’s hard to think of a worse film title than Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Not only is it impossible to remember, it’s also a bit of an open goal when it comes to reviews. In fact, this frenetic kids’ comedy about a ker-razy family and all the wacky mishaps that befall them is neither terrible nor horrible. It’s just adequate ― a message-heavy montage of chaos and engineered hilarity. However, given that the adult leads are Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell, and that the director is Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, Youth in Revolt),France’s Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third victory of the season, a second in China, in the BMW Masters yesterday.
The fifth generation of the Transporter joined the market in 2003, and was as flexible as the very first Kombi in 1949. In fact, when every variant of the new T5 was added up at that 2003 launch, the total came to a mind-blowing 375. No wonder What Van? made it the magazine’s Van of the Year, as did the jury of journalists who gave it the International Van of the Year 2004 award.
However, the BSA fears that the reluctance of these parties’ MEPs to attend important committees and engage in decision-making could, ironically, let through rulesWhether it’s standing up to Putin or falling-down houses, Americans think we have given up
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
Running an IT consultancy is something of a balancing act. “When you are being paid by a client they are your world and your first priority, but you always have to be thinking about the next meal ticket,” says the founder of DrPete Inc, Peter Chadha, and adding international travel into the mix makes things even more complicated.
The date, in 2003, is nearly a decade ago, and four years after the first allegation of abuse by the former Dean of Manchester Cathedral was made. A claim in the memo that nothing can be done for the victims unless they make an official report is wrong. There are two references to the health of the accused and none to the accusers’, and inWe don’t like actors to do anything else. It’s become so bad that the only thing they’re fit for is to become President of the United States, or, failing that, Governor of California.
Both have three tournaments wins this year, but while Dimitrov’s came earlier in theThere is only one hurdle now between Andy Murray and a place in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, and while even losing to Grigor Dimitrov is unlikely to deny him a place in London, what condition the Scot will be in when he gets there is another matter.
He has described his new hour as “phenomenal bulls***”, and certainly meets both words in that brief. He is exuberantly funny as he becomes a succession of exaggerated oddballs, all of them deeply recognisable. First, he’s Sean Bean, an actor so solid in his Yorkshireness that he claims to have “nerves of actual steel. I wasn’t born, I wasAberdeen 1 Hamilton 0
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
The president of Iran took a swipe at neighbouring Gulf states and western leaders, blaming them for the rise of Islamic State (Isis) and other terrorist groups ― but he avoided accusing any country by name.
“Just the mention of her name has an effect like waving a voodoo doll in the opulent salons of the palace,” the account in Le Monde said. Schneider also wrote that Mr Hollande had removed aRoyal Bank of Scotland faced renewed calls for its break-up yesterday after an adviser to the Department for Business suggested that it and Lloyds should be split into six retail banks.
It is not a ridiculous as it sounds. In fact Arnie would be a highlyThe internet was supposed to open people’s minds. Yet it’s having exactly the opposite effect
2 In the 16th century, Bishop Hugh Latimer wrote of judges, “They all love bribes. Bribery is a princely kind of thieving.”In 1725, the Earl of Macclesfield, who became lord chancellor in 1718, was foundCelebrate with penguins, see in the new year on a Pacific island or shop at Christmas markets
“The NAO estimates that, in 2013-14, 1.6 million children (23 per cent)Burger King’s takeover of Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee chain, sparked a furious backlash from consumers and calls for a boycott yesterday as details emerged about the tax inversion deal that will shift millions of dollars of revenue over the North American border.
2. TheFrom a 10th-century watchtower to a Renaissance manor, Annabelle Thorpe picks the region’s best hotel and villas
House of Commons rulesThe British Museum’s new Vikings show reveals they were more than just yobbo marauders
“The most important target to achieve is per capita gross national income,” Mr Abe said, promising to aim for annual gains of 3 per cent or more. That would raise the average gross annual salary of about 3.84 million yen (?25,131) by 1.5 millionTeaching children in ability sets can be harmful to their education, experts warn in a report today. They also claim that excessively praising pupils can do more harm than good.
Along their front line with Islamic State, Kurdish forces have been throwing up vast defensive earthworks that follow the contours of the low hills. It has been less a case of “digging for victory” than digging to avoid defeat.
Liam Butler is brand director at Achica. He has previously held marketing and PR roles at Harrods and The Conran Shop. ()Getting to grips with the ten industries that all FTSE companies are allocated to is crucial for DIY investors who want to build a balanced portfolio. As we explained , each one has its characteristics and pros and cons. In the second instalment of our two-part guide, we look at what’s going on in the remaining industries we need to cover, with expert tips for the best shares to profit, and funds for diversified exposure.
The sluggish GDP performance is particularly concerning amid the widespread belief that there will be a marked decrease in consumption afterProzac is not just lifting humans out of the darkness ― it’s doing the same to shrimp. Antidepressants are believed to be leaking into waterways and the sea in increasing quantities as record numbers of the drugs are being dispensed, causing changes in the behaviour of sealife. Shrimp are swimming towards sunlit water where they become easy prey for passing fish.
Many people are intimidated by the whole saleroom ritual, and there can be pitfalls, however. Here’s Times Money’s beginner’s guide to buying at auction.
This was a cricketing contest without a prize ― no Ashes for the winners, nor sackcloth for the losers. Rob Oram, a trainee priest in Cambridge, played the hero’s role at the end, hitting 26 not out to take his team home, watched by more than 40 priests, a handful of them women,A former Archbishop of York has ended his 50-year ministry in the Church of England after being fiercely criticised by an official report into a clerical child abuse scandal.
Ghent is a town whose medieval buildings ― not to mention floors ― have been perfectly preserved, and it has all the associated feuding noble past. But this particular beheading was performed not on behalfAn astonishing creative regeneration has taken over Glasgow in recent years, driven by a small, committed artistic scene
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
This is the topic of this year’s The Times/ Herbert Smith Freehills Student Advocacy Competition. Open to all students registered at a BritishBritish forces have “cut and run” from Helmand too quickly, risking hard-fought gains being lost to the Taliban, Afghan war veterans said last night.
Scoin Shop, which turns over about ?3million a year at its store in west London, has gone on to set up a peace makers’ museum in South Africa to celebrate the four Nobel Laureates from the country - Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk. Since the museum openned a year ago it has hosted 16,000 visitors, Manchester-born Demby explains.
Of course it is early days but overall the numbers still favour Labour. Ed’s personal ratings are another story and there is no doubt that Sisyphus and Ed M have muchMore than 6,000 new recruits have flocked to the ranks of Islamic State in Syria since American airstrikes began against the group last month, according to analysts.
Concept Cupboard was conceived by its three founders as a way of matching freshly graduated designers with small businesses. “Young people are looking for experience and to build up their portfolio and bringing that experience into SMEs can be invaluable,” Ball explains.
Dennis and his dog Gnasher adorn the sides of buses. There’s a street named after the Bash Street Kids. A statue of Desperate Dan ― stomach bulging to bursting after one cow pie too many ― strides across the main square as Minnie the Minx targets him with a catapult. The Menace even leers fiendishly from a framed portrait over our hotel bed. The city is clearly proud to be the home of DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano, The People’s Friend and much else.
Young women were found to be twice as likely to “sext” naked pictures of themselves than men, while many have sent the photos to strangers.
And then“Stand-out” growth in hip replacements in the US sent Smith & Nephew to near the top of the FTSE 100 leader board yesterday.
This focus on steady, sustainable growth has, on occasion, meant turning down opportunities, including waiting several years before going in to supermarkets, he adds. “We are still not in the volume cash and carry market, for example. We could have gone into it but it would have meant losing control of where the product was sold, plus there was no way we could have physically supported all those accounts properly.”
Few brands command the same affection as the Volkswagen Transporter. Proud drivers list their van’s names on online directories, and you can even get personalised stuffed toys. Over the years this van has had many varied lives: mobile maternity unit, the first mobile speed camera, thousands of campervan conversions, mobile refrigerator, fire engine, cherry picker, mobile shop...
His observations are made today in aAndy Carroll believes that he is assured of a starting place when he returns from injury and has defended his record since becoming West Ham United’s record transfer.
In one image uploaded to Instagram, Shakeel Ahmed Beig, deputy inspector-general of police in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, was shown having his shoelaces tied by an assistant while seated in an armchair. The caption read: “Real king ? My Dad!! Last time he put his shoes himself was almost 15 years ago #BossLife #King xx.”
After posting pictures of himself in Kurdish military uniform on Facebook he wrote: “I am ok, won’t be able to get onMarcelino Castrillo Garcia, Managing Director of SME Banking at Santander UK, talks about fast growth and how to maintain it
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. On April 15, 1989, 96 fans died in a terrible crush early on in an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. In the arena of Sheffield Wednesday’s historic ground, a further 766 people, from children to the elderly, were injured. The game was abandoned after six minutes.
What are they? Companies that provide goods and services used in construction and manufacturing. The market isAlmost 100 members of Nigeria’s armed forces faced a court martial yesterday, accused of mutiny and cowardice, as their colleagues struggle to defeat a brutal Islamist insurgency which has turned parts of the country into a warzone.
The world’s greatest deliberative body has given up deliberating. Hundreds of years of tradition trashed in the blink of an eye. A system designed by God Almighty and respected by huddled masses, wherever in the world they huddle, binned overnight by American Jacobins. They will regret it. They too will be consumed in the fire they started.
Aberdeen’s path into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup was not as bumpy as many might have expected, although Hamilton Academical put up a fighting finish.
Around 10,000 passengers a week are thought to arrive from Guinea, ?Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, Gatwick airport and Eurostar said last night that they hadThe motion to go before MPs today on joining airstrikes in Iraq is lawful and proportionate ― but does not give cover to further military action in Syria, senior legal figures have told The Times.
Dmitry Rogozin: Rogozin is being sanctioned for his status as the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Also head of Russia’s arms trade
Few brands command the same affection as the Volkswagen Transporter. Proud drivers list their van’s names on online directories, and you can even get personalised stuffed toys. Over the years this van has had many varied lives: mobile maternity unit, the first mobile speed camera, thousands of campervan conversions, mobile refrigerator, fire engine, cherry picker, mobile shop...
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
As obvious as it may sound, it is very easy to overlook the risk of non-payment. You can establish the credit rating of potential clients in many countries and guard against non-payment through, for instance, a letter of credit or credit insurance.? UKEF can provide advice and insurance where the private market can’t help.
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. On April 15, 1989, 96 fans died in a terrible crush early on in an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. In the arena of Sheffield Wednesday’s historic ground, a further 766 people, from children to the elderly, were injured. The game was abandoned after six minutes.
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
Evgeni Bushmin: ?Deputy speaker of Russia’s Federal Council. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Senior managers led by Phillip Monks, who own 2 per cent of the bank, will also crystallise some profits, while other investors may sell down their holdings. TheseOne of Britain’s leading challenger banks yesterday became the most prominent victim of the collapse in global stock markets as it was forced to cancel its ?875 million listing, leading to speculation over other initial public offerings that could struggle to float.
He will also have a message for the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland worried by the prospect ofIt’s hard to think of a worse film title than Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Not only is it impossible to remember, it’s also a bit of an open goal when it comes to reviews. In fact, this frenetic kids’ comedy about a ker-razy family and all the wacky mishaps that befall them is neither terrible nor horrible. It’s just adequate ― a message-heavy montage of chaos and engineered hilarity. However, given that the adult leads are Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell, and that the director is Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, Youth in Revolt),France’s Alexander Levy made the ideal start to his bid for a third victory of the season, a second in China, in the BMW Masters yesterday.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the Rockmill restaurant in New Taipei City had sparked diplomatic protests by calling a new pasta dish “Long Live the Nazis”. The bright idea behind the scheme was that the recipe included German sausage. According to the restaurant’s 24-year-old owner: “When we were deciding on a name for this pasta dish, it never occurred to us that the word Nazi would stir up such controversy.”
However, the BSA fears that the reluctance of these parties’ MEPs to attend important committees and engage in decision-making could, ironically, let through rulesWhether it’s standing up to Putin or falling-down houses, Americans think we have given up
Ministers have forced the new operator of the popular route from Brighton to London to phase out cheaper fares under a “super-franchise” arrangement which began on Sunday.
Growth trajectory: “We’ve seen a 58 per cent growth of users from 2012 to 2013”
Above all, it’s a partnership on your terms. Building these relationships is key says Alex Smith, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “We understand the importance of strong business partnerships,” he says. “Not only do we aim to provide products of the highest quality at outstanding value for money, but also genuine business solutions and services that add real value for our customers.”
“Since my childhood, it’s lulled me to sleep,” sighed Isabelle, “and I’ve woken to the same reassuring sound. It’s like music ? classical music. I hear it on only one night each year, but I wish it were every night.”
A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses shows that 61 per cent of SMEs expect to grow over the next year with 11 per cent bracing themselves for what they hope will be “rapid growth”. This is the seventh consecutive quarter in which the federation has reported SME leaders’ confidence in the British economy is growing.
The response, from County Sheriff Rick Clark, on his Facebook page, was firm: “Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!! The flag should be lowered at our Embassy in S. Africa, but not here.”
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TheAlan Rickman’s second film as a director, with Kate Winslet in the lead, is one of those costume dramas that cries “prestige” and promises larks. Yet it’s a surprisingly airless affair, a tale of the court that’s a right royal disappointment.
Adam Rooney’s diving header midway through the first half was enough to seal their place in Saturday’s draw after they produced a performance packed with a “fire-in-the-belly” approach to this quarter-final tie.
From the Velvet Underground’s third album is this exquisite, semi-spiritual plea for solace, and an example of Reed’s ability, despite his much-publicized transgressions and hard man posturing, to write aIt is a question that troubles many a middle-aged man. At what point in life are you too old to wear a hoodie? The answer, according to Superdry’s new boss, is well beyond 45.
The law in the United Kingdom, nevertheless, doesn’t consider having a personal injury solicitor mandatory. In other words, you can represent yourself in and out of court if you so wish. Doing so, though, is considered a bad idea for a lot of reasons:
Mr Montebourg, 51, found support from Beno?t Hamon, the education minister, who said the pair were “close to” a growing rebellion among party MPs who want the president to abandon pro-business reforms and deficit-cutting as1. Be an American corporation with operations all over the world
The AA, which was foundedThis feels like something of a “growing into your features” moment. The key ingredients to Abandoman’s act have been there for years. The super-fast way that Irish frontman Rob Broderick improvises rap lyrics based on audience suggestions. The way his more restrained guitarist James Hancox chimes in with sung refrains to create a different energy (and to give Broderick time to chew on his next set of rhymes).
Margaret Thatcher won another two terms despite a near doubling of the tax from 8 per cent to 15 per cent. John Major was re-elected after raising it to 17.5 per cent. The coalition received far more of a spanking over taxingProspects of an alliance between Nigel Farage and the Continent’s emerging front of anti-EU parties took a hit yesterday when the Ukip leader was attacked by Marine Le Pen, head of the French National Front and star of the populist continental revolt.
The BNP Paribas Masters is Murray’s sixth tournament in as many weeks and today’s match will be his 22nd in that run, raising the possibility that he could burn himself out.
The hotelier behind Verbier’s chic Cordee des Alpes () and Nevai () hotels ? as well as the cool Farm Club nightclub ? has taken over and refurbished a 50-room family-friendly hotel in the centre of the resort. The Montpelier will have large rooms with a bright, homely style and rates per night starting from a reasonable ?176 per room, B&B.
It is to be moved from a Class C to a Class B drug, where illegal possession could lead to a five-year jail sentence after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs warned that frequent use could cause “severe and disabling” bladder damage.
A user shoppingAmazon has taken a step towards killing off its Lovefilm brand by folding the business’s video-streaming operation into its “Prime” fast delivery service.
The QPR manager accused his players of naivety in pushing for a winner after being awarded a 95th-minute free kick, with the result that the visiting team broke down the field to seal three points through Steven Caulker’s own goal.
Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy. On April 15, 1989, 96 fans died in a terrible crush early on in an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. In the arena of Sheffield Wednesday’s historic ground, a further 766 people, from children to the elderly, were injured. The game was abandoned after six minutes.
Chancellor George Osborne showed himself a master of the art in last month’s budget, which delivered a series of seismic shocks that have left people feeling excited and confused in equal measure. Here are 10 big numbers we all should know that can help or encourage you to save more - or avoid any unnecessary penalties that will eatAvoid the airport scrum and higher taxes and go by train, say Tom Chesshyre and Annabelle Thorpe
Above all, it’s a partnership on your terms. Building these relationships is key says Alex Smith, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “We understand the importance of strong business partnerships,” he says. “Not only do we aim to provide products of the highest quality at outstanding value for money, but also genuine business solutions and services that add real value for our customers.”
However, in the daughter’s police interviews following her arrest in January this year, Miss Patel insisted she bought the poison to kill herself after her mum cancelled the wedding with her fiance, Niraj Kakad.
A Maltese patrol boat was first on the scene, and two Italian warshipsThe innuendo starts even before the curtain rises. An announcement declares the running time to be 69 minutes. Of course it is ― this is 50 Shades!, the musical parody of the sex novels by EL James.
According to the prosecution, Ms Steenkamp died at 3.17am, and the screams the neighbours heard were hers. They claimed that she had gone downstairs at 1am to eat, which is supported by the post-mortem results. A neighbour heard an argument at about 2am, which contradicts the athlete’s claims they went to sleep at about 10pm.
However, Shinzo Abe’s proposals disappointed analysts who had been hoping for detailed plans for dismantling Japan’s monolithic industrial blocs. The Nikkei stock market index fell 3.8 per cent after his speech.
In the energetic 50-year-old’s favour is his propensity for taking risks, and a $30 billion fortune to back them up. This is, after all, the man who shockedHate commuting? A well-designed live/work space may offer the solution that you have been looking for
Along their front line with Islamic State, Kurdish forces have been throwing up vast defensive earthworks that follow the contours of the low hills. It has been less a case of “digging for victory” than digging to avoid defeat.
And yet it really was only six decades ago when one man’s vision started a journey that would lead to five generations of reliable, trusted vans and one of the world’s best-selling light commercial vehicles. No wonder some Transporter owners refer to it as their life partner. Babies have been born in them. Lives have changed course. It’s more than a van; it’s a way of life.
Instead of picking up his ‘Silver Bear’ award for directing The Ghost Writer, Polanski was languishing in his Swiss chalet with an electronic foot-cuff ensuring that he can get no further than his garden.
Shahid Ullah, Afren’s chief operating officer, disposed of 600,000 Afren shares on June 26 at ?1.41 a share. Two associate directors, Galib Virani and Iain Wright, sold 203,775 and 104,423 respectively a week later at ?1.42.
Nicknamed “The Conqueror”Scotland, in the mid-18th century, could reasonably have claimed to be the cleverest place on the globe. The country was a powerhouse of intellectual and scientific energy, with an unrivalled education system, five universities (to England’s two), an intensely literary culture, a widely literate population and some of the greatest thinkers and writers in history, including David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the Rockmill restaurant in New Taipei City had sparked diplomatic protests by calling a new pasta dish “Long Live the Nazis”. The bright idea behind the scheme was that the recipe included German sausage. According to the restaurant’s 24-year-old owner: “When we were deciding on a name for this pasta dish, it never occurred to us that the word Nazi would stir up such controversy.”
Forecasting is a staple of fast-growth businesses and not just for those buying commodities, such as cacao, a year in advance. Henrietta Morrison, the founder of organic pet-food company Lily’s Kitchen, employs a professional forecaster to ensure that money isn’t tied up in stock for longer than it needs to be.
The Hangzhou-based company, which dominates online retail in China and has recently completed the world’s biggest initial public offering, wants to secure the rights to films that it can push into a market on course to become the world’s biggest box office byBritish brands fighting the onslaught of Chinese counterfeiters have secured a landmark agreement from Alibaba, the internet commerce titan whose imminent listing in New York will vie to be the largest flotation in corporate history.
Grillo is adamant though that his reluctance to put a price on the property is not a marketing gimmick. He truly believes the property is unique. “This is the only houseOne in four children has tooth decay by the age of five, according to figures from Public Health England.
Currently only one in five UK SMEs are exporting. That’s a missed opportunity when you consider that businesses are 11 per cent more likely to survive if they trade internationally, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
USP: A taste of LA-cool on the bustling South Bank complete with its own 56-seater cinema. Designer Tom Dixon has given a new lease of life to a brutal 1970s’ office block with handsome, nautically themed interiors that play on the US-UK relationship.
A: Put simply, exchange rates are the value of one country’s currency against another. How they are quoted in the foreign exchange (FX) markets can be a little confusing.
Anatoliy Sidorov: ?Commander of Russia’s western military district, units of which were deployed to Crimea
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However, Ms Vila said that if a sport put people and their possessions at risk then players could be fined. She ordered the player’s mother, an unemployed widow, toCalls to draft several full internationals into the England Under-21 squad for the European Championship finals next year have been dismissed by Roberto Martinez and Arsene Wenger, with both managers rejecting the proposals as counterproductive.
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The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
Phillip Monks, its chief executive, said that the Consumer Credit Act laid down precise information that had to be included in borrowers’ statements and, if this was omitted, all interest had to be repaid.
Forecasting is a staple of fast-growth businesses and not just for those buying commodities, such as cacao, a year in advance. Henrietta Morrison, the founder of organic pet-food company Lily’s Kitchen, employs a professional forecaster to ensure that money isn’t tied up in stock for longer than it needs to be.
In his halting English, Mauricio Pochettino put it best. His short, sharp sentences captured the speed with which it happened, encapsulated how stark those few seconds were. “Before, all was happiness,” the Tottenham Hotspur head coach said. “Then in that moment, all change.”
Yet when you talk to the people and organisations involved about who should carry the can for the Ark debacle the response of everyone, from those who originally marketed the schemes to the regulators and the watchdog, is a firm: “Not me, guv.”
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
It is a holy relic, known as the Stone of Destiny and the Coronation Stone, fought over by the Scottish and English for centuries. But some insist it is a fake. For anWhere do you start with Scotland, historically? The Picts? The Scoti? The Gaels? Do you begin with the arrival of the Romans, when Scotland’s recorded history began?
Ms Le Pen, who has until now voiced admiration for Mr Farage, was stung by the Ukip leader’s refusal to join the alliance of populists led by France and the Netherlands on the ground that it hailed from a racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic tradition.
Very little is known about him for certain. Wallace was born around 1270, possibly in Renfrewshire, the son of a lesser noble. He may have served as an archer in the English army. He might even have been Welsh, since his name possibly derives from the Old English word “wylisc”, meaning “foreigner” or “Welshman”.
However, in the daughter’s police interviews following her arrest in January this year, Miss Patel insisted she bought the poison to kill herself after her mum cancelled the wedding with her fiance, Niraj Kakad.
The unabashed celebration of life among Iran’s nouveau riche, many of them children of the country’s ruling elite, is a world away from the common view of Iran abroad.
As the only witness to what happened inside his house, Oscar Pistorius’s testimony was crucial. However, the prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, said he was an "appalling witness" who tailored his evidence to "defend his life". He was "more concerned with the implications of his answers than the truth" ? an example of which was when he said he didn’t know what "zombie-stoppers" were; moments before he was forced to admit using the phrase in a video shown to the court which showed him shooting a watermelon and comparing it to a person’s brain.
The QPR manager accused his players of naivety in pushing for a winner after being awarded a 95th-minute free kick, with the result that the visiting team broke down the field to seal three points through Steven Caulker’s own goal.
Andrei Klishas: ?Chairman of Russia’s constitutional law committee. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
The 76 year old, who made his name with ms such as Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown was, said his producer Alain Sarde,The transportation infrastructure has undergone huge expansion in order to keep up with the rapid growth rate of the economy and population. Abu Dhabi International Airport has frequent services to national and international locations. Abu Dhabi airport also has a large Cargo terminal which can transport up to 2 million tonnes of freight a year.?The city is also served by Al Ain International Airport.
1 Sir William Scroggs was a wild lord chief justice of England, being prone to drunkenness, occasional violence, and what one biography called “loose living”. He was impeached by the Commons for improper and arbitrary behaviour in court such as unlawfully refusing bail and peremptory dismissal of a grand jury, and for “frequent and notorious Excesses and Debaucheries”. He was removed from the bench in 1681.
Several other full internationals could theoretically be asked to drop down, including Jack Wilshere, 22, Calum Chambers, 19, Luke Shaw, 19, Ross Barkley,An independent Scotland would be Britain’s “closest friend, most honest counsel and most committed ally”, Alex Salmond will tell supporters tonight as passions reach fever pitch before tomorrow’s referendum.
“We’re frustrated it’s happened,” he said. “ThereAldermore will raise ?75 million when it floats this month, but the challenger bank will not be valued as highly as previously expected.
Viktor Yanukovych: Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. After abandoning Kyiv and ultimately fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych called upon Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine
And as the focus at each Van Centre is purely on vans, you’ll only ever deal with people who really know what they are talking about.
Every political activist has a story that would test your belief in democracy. One gentleman I met canvassing in Exeter wanted compulsory euthanasia for everyone on their 65th birthday. After my mouth fell open he offered to compromise and accept a cut-off at 70. I did not like the way he said “cut off”. Last week in Clacton one voter told TV reporters he had voted Ukip as a protest against the sitting Tory MP. Perhaps he hoped that Douglas Carswell would be an improvement on that, er, Douglas Carswell?
Ferguson believes that Moyes “hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club” and found the move from Everton “a massive jump”, saying that his successor went against the club’s traditions by adopting a slower style of play that he would not have tolerated.
Acromas suffered a setback last month when it was unable toThe AA, Britain’s biggest roadside rescue company, is under urgent pressure to appoint a heavyweight senior independent director after its chief executive and finance director both quit “by mutual consent”.
“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
“I think,” she says in that tremendously rich, warm, intelligent voice of hers, “my age had to catch up with my height. I am 6ft tall and I was playing 40-year-olds when I was 20. I just had to be patient.”
They add: “It can result in teachers failing to accommodate different needs withinTheresa May’s plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud agency and absorb it into her FBI-style national crime force will damage the fight against financial crime, experts said yesterday.
Confirmation of this came yesterday with the unveiling of the city’s first $1 million (?620,000) parking spaces, which are to go on sale in a basement in SoHo.
In 2009, he expanded his retail outlets to include health food stores and his turnover grew from ?30,000 to ?75,000 in what he calls “steady organic growth”.
Both have three tournaments wins this year, but while Dimitrov’s came earlier in theThere is only one hurdle now between Andy Murray and a place in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, and while even losing to Grigor Dimitrov is unlikely to deny him a place in London, what condition the Scot will be in when he gets there is another matter.
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
Goldman is the sole adviser to RSA Insurance, whose chief executive, Stephen Hester, completed a ?750 million rights issue this year, along with several disposals, including in China and Canada. The bank also advised Punch Taverns onThe day began with a mini-rumour ― a shhhhh of a whisper of nothing that could be something ― that Nick Clegg was going to resign during his speech. That this whisper was based on the fact that a few days ago Nick had worn chinos on stage (“He’s given up!”) was ignored for the very good reason that it was by far the most exciting thing to happen in Glasgow so far.
Mr Oliver’s company confirmed that it was closing its Brighton and Clapham Junction branches to concentrate on the flagship Notting Hill store.
“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
“All the passengers are dead,” a fire service spokesman told the IRNA news agency.
This is what Mark McDermott, the founder of digital agency Codegent, found out to his cost when his company culture was at threat when he was forced to hire people rapidly to cope with a sudden growth spurt. However, successful companies are resilient and are able to recover from their mistakes with dignity ? and growth ? intact even when, in the case of Morphm Costumes, the mistake is a consignment of pink body suits with tutus.A year ago, the Treasury relaxed the rules on individual savings accounts (Isas), allowing investors to hold shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) within their tax-free shelters for the first time. Investors jumped at the chance, with stockbrokers reporting large numbers of their clients moving Aim shares into Isas. The market’s performance since then has been less than impressive ? the 100 largest companies on Aim fell by an average of 1.6 per cen t over the year to the end of August, a period during which the FTSE 100 Index of large, blue-chip companies was up 5.6 perA supermarket price war could not pull down inflation last month as rising air fares and fuel costs pushed the consumer prices index up from 1.6 per cent to 1.8 per cent.
The answer was no. Under new rules brought in by Michael Gove last autumn, school attendance must always take priority over joyful, absorbing, memorable experiences even when the child in“There’s a first time for everything,” Nigel Farage said, while anxiously clutching a McFlurry in the middle of Clacton-on-Sea’s town centre. It was a reference to the McDonald’s ice cream bought for him by Douglas Carswell.
Ms Le Pen, who has until now voiced admiration for Mr Farage, was stung by the Ukip leader’s refusal to join the alliance of populists led by France and the Netherlands on the ground that it hailed from a racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic tradition.
“They are not, because they know that in the afterlife they will have to answer to God. They will not be able to bring with them money, power or pride,” he said.
While Demby’s business is retailing rare and collectable coins - from Krugerrands to collectable World Cup coins - it is his involvement with the Nobel Laureate Programme which has raised the company’s profile and funds for Nelson Mandela and other Nobel Peace Prize winners’ charitable causes.
Not all businesses have such appeal. So, it must rile the industry that killjoys such as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Stella Creasy, MP, are so resistant to its charms. “Payday lenders are velociraptors”, scarier even than “tyrannosaurus rex” banks is how Ms Creasy puts it. Such a one for a crisp soundbite.The shuffle began earlier than expected, with Michael Gove arriving at Downing Street at 8am. He made a funny face as he began his walk of shame/fame. He disappeared inside the giant shiny black door. We never saw him in the street again.
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8. Explain to Uncle Sam that all due taxes have been paid because of its "same country exception" rule ? that royalties taken by two companies in the same jurisdiction (eg, the Republic of Ireland) cannot be taxed twiceA “driverless” car is to be tested by scientists on the public highway later this year, the Government announced yesterday.
Airbnb has been used byThere’ll be more explosions at the Royal Festival Hall today than in a typical performance of 1812 Overture. Shareholders at the Barclays annual meeting want to vent their displeasure at the bank’s decision to raise staff bonuses in spite of falling profits and an emergency capital-raising. Small investors, in particular, their holdings down by 17 per cent in a year, will relish manning the cannons.
The Front leader, who expects her party to top French voting in next week’sSome of Britain’s biggest investment institutions are slashing their holdings of UK equities and responding to the allure of Asia and emerging markets.
Changing public attitudes and progressive legislation have turned the United Kingdom into a more inclusive society. Yet in reality, have recent events shown that our “diversity” is limited in its scope?
The hotelier behind Verbier’s chic Cordee des Alpes () and Nevai () hotels ? as well as the cool Farm Club nightclub ? has taken over and refurbished a 50-room family-friendly hotel in the centre of the resort. The Montpelier will have large rooms with a bright, homely style and rates per night starting from a reasonable ?176 per room, B&B.
Medieval hilltop towns, vine-clad hills, wine-fuelled lunches in sleepy olive groves . . . who doesn’t love Tuscany? Probably those who have discovered Umbria, the neighbouring province that easily matches its glitzier sister for scenery, food and wine, but has avoided the crowds and sky-high hotel prices. Towns such as Assisi and Spoleto, and picturesque Lake Trasimeno, may pull in the visitors, but elsewhere is unspoilt. There’s a whole swathe of authentic Italy waiting to be discovered.
As he put it to students and squirming administrators: “If you measure the weight of an honour by the amount of work it takes to actually getMichael Page is looking to its burgeoning American business to drive growth after tough hiring conditions in other markets sent fees down 4 per cent in the first half of the year.
Berahino is the highest-scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League this season with seven goals. The England Under-21 striker’s stellar displays have led him to be tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad next month.
Property particulars will sometimes contain the boast that a house is “steeped in history” when it is merely old, rather than ancient. Abbey House, however, can trace its beginnings back to the 7th century, giving the buyers of this grade I listed stately pile, in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury (England’s oldest borough), considerable scope to brag. The mansion was once part of Malmesbury Abbey, which stands next door. This religious house is reputed to have been founded by Mailduib, a hermit who, presumably through hunger, was forced to renounce solitude and take in pupils. This group then formed aThe American suitor circling Shire has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown, retracting claims that it had shareholder support for its bid.
I’ve not consulted The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it would be no surprise if that psychiatric bible contained an entry for “post-banking syndrome” or PBS. An increasingly widespread condition that usually emerges seven to ten years into a career in the City, it involves the sufferer suddenly becoming acutely aware of the moral bankruptcy of the system that has enriched them and more often than not results in public declarations of dismay, typically after the payment of a large bonus or redundancy cheque.
John Chen, who was parachuted in as the chief executive eight months ago when BlackBerry could not find a buyer, told staff in a memo that the worst was over. “We have completed the restructuring notification process, and the workforce reduction that began three years ago is now behind us,” he wrote to 7,000 staff. He alsoWith a cloud of black smoke and a dull thud, a mortar shell fell near a bulldozer. The driver ran for his life. The peshmerga fighters in nearby trenches steadied their weapons as another shell exploded a hundred metres away.
However, demand for the shares was described by the company as “strong” and enabled the previous owner, the private equity-backed Acromas, to offload its entire holding in the company.
The coverage of Small Business Saturday has predominantly concentrated on the independent stores in Britain’s beleaguered high streets. Yet Adam Ball represents one of the many digital companies taking part in this weekend’s campaign.
Consistency is key when building a brand. Customers do not connect when the messages are confused or there is too much “noise” around your brand. Here are my top ten tips for SMEs to consider when building and marketing their brand
In 2009 the school was taken over by Ark, which employed some of the city’s former naval personnel to impose discipline.
“The most important target to achieve is per capita gross national income,” Mr Abe said, promising to aim for annual gains of 3 per cent or more. That would raise the average gross annual salary of about 3.84 million yen (?25,131) by 1.5 millionTeaching children in ability sets can be harmful to their education, experts warn in a report today. They also claim that excessively praising pupils can do more harm than good.
This focus on steady, sustainable growth has, on occasion, meant turning down opportunities, including waiting several years before going in to supermarkets, he adds. “We are still not in the volume cash and carry market, for example. We could have gone into it but it would have meant losing control of where the product was sold, plus there was no way we could have physically supported all those accounts properly.”
In a speech to business leaders in Kenilworth, Mr Haldane said that he had become “gloomier” about the economy because of slowing global growth, heightened geopolitical and financial risks and weaker inflationary pressures from wages.
According to the prosecution, Ms Steenkamp died at 3.17am, and the screams the neighbours heard were hers. They claimed that she had gone downstairs at 1am to eat, which is supported by the post-mortem results. A neighbour heard an argument at about 2am, which contradicts the athlete’s claims they went to sleep at about 10pm.
Rustam Temirgaliev: ? Deputy chairman of council of ministers of Crimea. Big role in Ukraine parliament ‘s moves to launch referendum
They are not mourning Nelson Mandela in Pickens, South Carolina. At least not officially. The city (population 3,000 and a few dogs; motto: “Where the Mountains Begin”) received the order from the White House for flags to be set at half mast.
The company is also eyeing up expansion abroad: “Youth unemployment is not just a UK issue but right across the world, this is coupled with a simultaneous shift toward flexible and freelance work,” Ball says.
It’s the basic premise of any number of war movies: a soldier is stranded behind enemy lines and during his struggle for survival finds himself questioning just who the adversary really is. But transposing the action to the streets of Belfast during the Troubles brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn scenario. Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre of his star quality as the accidentally abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller. Yann Demange, 15,It’s nice to know that 17th-century tragedy can still cause a stir.
It is a business concept that has worked. “We have helped 200 plus businesses source freelance design work and fill positions. We’ve helped students earn in excess of ?100,000 directly via the site and this figure will be much higher with follow on work included,” he says.
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
“Sing, Goddess, of the anger of Achilles.” These are the first words of The Iliad . . . and of Western literature. The Iliad is often said to be a poem by Homer about the Trojan War. Neither point is strictly true. It is not by any one man but was composed orally then written down in the eighth century. Nor is it a start-at-the-beginning-and-end-at-the-end tale of the war. It misses out what many think of as the Trojan stories. Helen, its cause, gets only a mention. Achilles’ famous heel and the Trojan Horse don’t even getA series of October national qualification tests for would-be pharmacists in China were so spectacularly riddled with cheating that over 3,000 candidates were caught and disqualified in just two cities.
A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses shows that 61 per cent of SMEs expect to grow over the next year with 11 per cent bracing themselves for what they hope will be “rapid growth”. This is the seventh consecutive quarter in which the federation has reported SME leaders’ confidence in the British economy is growing.
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Justine Greening, the international development secretary, said that David Cameron is failing to honour Margaret Thatcher’s legacy by neglecting social mobility, in remarks which will be seen as a rebuke to the domination of Etonians at the heart of power.
Usually, when we speak of personal injury, the word “solicitor” is never far behind. A specialist personal injury solicitor typically works in a firm that specialises in almost all types of personal injuries.
Many Conservative MPs would challenge this, claiming that they are the true political wing of the taxpayer,It’s one of their favourite pastimes, and we love watching them do it. Hence a new book dedicated to dogs hanging out of car windows
Captain Doug Beattie, who has conducted three tours of Helmand, earning a Military Cross for bravery, described the withdrawal as “bitter sweet”.
The bigger than expected increase meant that the squeeze on household finances appears back on, after a single month’s respite, with wages in the three months to March growing at just 1.7 per cent.
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
This year’s show, called Monsieur Butterfly, is very high on play, very low on point-making. Horne has abandoned the technological tools he has often used ― big screens, PowerPoint, that complex web of sound clips ― and instead he’s constructing somethingAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain says that he wants to play in the European Under-21 Championship as the debate about the merits of sending full internationals to a youth tournament rumbles on.
Mr Cummings, a devout Methodist and former wheat trader, set up Tradebot in 1999 in his spare bedroom with $10,000 of initial funding, the company’s website says.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who was sentenced last month to life in jail after being convicted of conspiring to kill Americans, disclosed a wealth of top-secret information in the days after his capture, the FBI has revealed. “You will hear things of al-Qaeda that you never imagined,” Abu Ghaith told officials.
And then“Stand-out” growth in hip replacements in the US sent Smith & Nephew to near the top of the FTSE 100 leader board yesterday.
The papers were discovered by builders late last year during the multimillion-pound renovation of the BuckinghamshireLondon’s highest tourist attraction now has a luxury hotel, the Shangri-La
These offer brands the opportunity to “dip their toe in the water” with new designs, drive PR around innovation and gain insights by checking out multiple competitors. They also allow brands to showcase their product or service.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
Academics from Durham University write: “Evidence on the effects of grouping by ability, either by allocating students to different classes, or to within-class groups, suggests that it makes very little difference to learning outcomes.”
The posters for this startlingly good production of John Ford’s 1633 play ― featuring a naked bedroom clinch between its buff sibling lovers ― have been banned from the Tube, and as you enter the Globe’s candlelit Jacobean theatre, a notice informs you that “the performance contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature”.
By 52 votes to 48, the Democrats, who have a majority in the Senate, invoked the so-called “nuclear option” to?Embargoed to 1800 Wednesday October 22 Undated handout photo issued by Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources of an artist's impression of a Deinocheirus mirificus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday October 22, 2014. Scientists had wondered about the oddball dino for almost 50 years after discovering two of its huge arms. Now a pair of new skeletons unearthed in Mongolia have allowed them to assemble the missing pieces of the puzzle. See PA story SCIENCE Dinosaur. Photo credit should read: Michael Skrepnick/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.Students in Scotland are increasingly relying on loans to get themselves through university as grant funding slumps, according to new figures. The official data reveals that, while there are no tuition fees for Scottish students north of the border, young people are racking up higher levels of debt than before to pay their living costs.
Gary Lineker, the former England striker turned television pundit, joined the discussion by criticisingThousands of people with diabetes suffer life-threatening complications because of “shocking” care in hospital, it was revealed today.
It’s commencement speech season in America, when big names are invited to address new college graduates. They loved that line at Pasadena City College, near Los Angeles, but it nearly didn’t get delivered. The speaker was Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and gay activist (and partner of Tom Daley) who had been invited to give the address, then disinvited, then reinvited.
Concept Cupboard was conceived by its three founders as a way of matching freshly graduated designers with small businesses. “Young people are looking for experience and to build up their portfolio and bringing that experience into SMEs can be invaluable,” Ball explains.
Gough, of course, is the legendary “Naked Rambler”, who ? left to himself ? wanders around, mostly in the countryside, dressed in boots, socks and nothing else. For him, toBritons are wrong in their estimates of society’s demographics ― from immigration and Islam to teen pregnancy rates ― despite the country being awash with official statistics.
Power in Partnerships is brought to you in association withThe cost of mortgages is plummeting with the announcement today of a 0.99 per cent loan from HSBC. The offer, called by one broker “a crazy low rate”, is open to homebuyers with a 40 per cent deposit who will enjoy a 2.95 per cent discount off the bank’s standard variable rate for two years.
Barry Vitou, a partner at Pinsent Masons, a law firm, said: “What the SFO needs more than anything if it is to be effective is certaintyRichard Dawkins’ advice to terminate a Down’s baby underestimates parents and damages the pro-choice cause
The president of Iran took a swipe at neighbouring Gulf states and western leaders, blaming them for the rise of Islamic State (Isis) and other terrorist groups ― but he avoided accusing any country by name.
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
Nicknamed “The Conqueror”Scotland, in the mid-18th century, could reasonably have claimed to be the cleverest place on the globe. The country was a powerhouse of intellectual and scientific energy, with an unrivalled education system, five universities (to England’s two), an intensely literary culture, a widely literate population and some of the greatest thinkers and writers in history, including David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns.
Heels or flats? Always heels. I like high shoes, I’m 5ft 3in. I don’t shop much but I like buying shoes
She recovered fully but the couple now make sure that they make time to listen to each other. “We go to the pub and sit down with an agenda. We talk about us and where we are as individuals, then we talk about the business. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day operations, so this gives us a chance to get our heads up and think about longer-term strategy.”It was a pig of a PMQs. It is generally believed that pigs don’t fly but I see them wing past quite frequently, for politics is full of ideas that, for fleeting moments, seem plausible.
The company has incurred cost overruns and delays on a “small number” of fixed-price contracts signed during the recession,Insurers, government, business, farmers and householders will all be counting the cost
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
Last year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched a new brand promise called “Working With You” to underpin its belief in a business partnership throughout your firm’s journey, and not just at the point of sale.
The long-standing RioAlbania’s infrastructure has undergone a number of positive reforms over recent years, as the government prioritises focus and investment into modernising its transportation, energy and water systems.
It is a business concept that has worked. “We have helped 200 plus businesses source freelance design work and fill positions. We’ve helped students earn in excess of ?100,000 directly via the site and this figure will be much higher with follow on work included,” he says.
The “pick up” campaign begins today in Essen in western Germany with ten down-and-outs being offered a hot meal, a small payment, and up to three bottles of beer for a day’s work picking up litter.
“So far he is coping well but it does worry me as it is a lot to ask of a young player,” Irvine said of the 21-year-old. “The big thing for him is that in order to maximiseTottenham Hotspur 1 Newcastle United 2
“Get out there and let your beautiful, freaky differences shine!”
The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. Formally there may be no F in the TPA’s title but across the public sector the campaigning organisation created by Matthew Elliott does transform normally placid civil servants and local government officers into expletive-spewing Mr Angrys. And that is the TPA’s great achievement. While its research is often highly populist ? and sometimes unrealistic ? it does what it says on the tin. It represents Britain’s taxpayers in a way they’ve never been championed before.
In a desperateA total of 195 students were arrested last week ― the first of the academic year ― as Egypt’s military-backed government moved to stamp out dissent by banning demonstrations on campus.
“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
Ferguson believes that Moyes “hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club” and found the move from Everton “a massive jump”, saying that his successor went against the club’s traditions by adopting a slower style of play that he would not have tolerated.
Today, the minutes to October’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting told a very different story. For seven of the Bank’s nine rate-setters, there was “insufficient evidence of prospective inflationary pressure to justify an immediate increase”. In fact, the message was evenOil traders in Asia are predicting weeks of turmoil as analysts cut their GDP growth forecasts for China and the spectre of long-term slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy looms over demand for energy, metals and other commodities.
Since the two big supermarkets started stocking Alibi drinks, Bolton has seen a “massive” uplift in sales that required him to increase production by about 15 per cent. The company’s suppliers were ready to meet that demandbecause his business plans include best-case and worst-case scenarios, he says. “You have to plan for how you will handle good news, not just what you will do if things go wrong.”A teenager has landed a publishing deal for her novel about a troubled schoolgirl. But don’t say it’s autobiographical
The drop in premium revenues at Admiral’s motor business, which insures more than 3.7 million vehicles, meant that turnover last year slid by 8 per cent from ?2.22 billion to ?2.03 billion.
The company has incurred cost overruns and delays on a “small number” of fixed-price contracts signed during the recession,Insurers, government, business, farmers and householders will all be counting the cost
A statement from his Caterham Group accused Engavest, a consortium of Swiss and Arab investors, of putting Constantin Cojocar in charge of the F1 holding company ― and claimed that he was a cleaner fromA former npower customer was sent a final bill and then threatened with legal action 16 months after leaving the company. To make matters worse, the threats came even though he owed them nothing.
The drop in premium revenues at Admiral’s motor business, which insures more than 3.7 million vehicles, meant that turnover last year slid by 8 per cent from ?2.22 billion to ?2.03 billion.
Dennis and his dog Gnasher adorn the sides of buses. There’s a street named after the Bash Street Kids. A statue of Desperate Dan ― stomach bulging to bursting after one cow pie too many ― strides across the main square as Minnie the Minx targets him with a catapult. The Menace even leers fiendishly from a framed portrait over our hotel bed. The city is clearly proud to be the home of DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano, The People’s Friend and much else.
As obvious as it may sound, it is very easy to overlook the risk of non-payment. You can establish the credit rating of potential clients in many countries and guard against non-payment through, for instance, a letter of credit or credit insurance.? UKEF can provide advice and insurance where the private market can’t help.
There will be plenty of opportunity, with no fewer than four votes on pay. First comes the normal non-binding vote on the remuneration report; then there’s the mandatory Vince Cable-inspired vote on remuneration policy; theGoogle has offered tantalising glimpses of a future where wind turbines are tethered 300m from the ground spelling an end to the controversial ground-based versions.
Clarke’s career was cut short when the defender ? then on loan at Leicester City from Sunderland - collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing room at half-time of his team’s League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Hugh Perry, a dementia expert at the MRC, said: “Patients don’t seek help early on in the disease,Thousands of commuters travelling from the south east to London face a “stealth” price rise of up to ?664 on their season ticket.
Clarke, who was 27 at the time, survived and is now a football agent but Keane admits being struck by an “evil thought” when news came through ofThe Bank of England’s chief economist suggested today that record low interest rates could remain until after the general election.
They add: “It can result in teachers failing to accommodate different needs withinTheresa May’s plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud agency and absorb it into her FBI-style national crime force will damage the fight against financial crime, experts said yesterday.
Chris Jansen, the chief executive who joined only in January, resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave shortly with a pay-off understood to be about one year’s salary or ?600,000. Andy Boland,A City executive who “has been lusting after the AA since 2007” is close to completing the “management buy-in” and flotation of the roadside recovery services group.
Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
I’ve interviewed a few victims in my time, from former City analyst GeraintAndrew Strauss, one of the England’s most successful captains, believes that Test cricket is in crisis and will fizzle out as a frontline game. Worse still, he thinks that the decline has passed the point of no return as the 20-over format flexes its economic muscles ever more strongly.
SM UK’s team keeps their vans for between four and five years, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles go the extra mile whatever the age of the vehicle. “We don’t usually have warranty claims and even when a van’s out of warranty, the Van Centres will look after us” says MacDonald.
Despite the cancellation of the offer, Virgin Money, another private equity-backed lender, looked set to brave the falling markets with itsOne of the high street’s fastest-growing challenger banks has been caught up in the crackdown on consumer credit and is paying back ?450,000 to customers wrongly charged interest on car loans.
In the comedy character’s latest show, the beer-swilling, uber-patriotic straight-talker quips: “What have things come to, that a bloke waving around a pint and offering commonsense solutions to the world could ever be taken seriously?” He’s talking about himself: but he’s also talking about Farage. It’s the kind of double-edged irony that has made the character a mainstayThere is neither mystery nor magic to the sudden takeover of Fallujah and other parts of Anbar by al-Qaeda. It is the inevitable result of a clumsy gamble by Nouri al-Maliki.
The decision, which comes three years after Amazon bought Lovefilm for ?200 million, is likely to mean price rises for British subscribers to Amazon’s loyalty scheme.
Some people question the resilience of Magna Carta’s legacy in the face ofThe Deepwater Horizon disaster has left a legacy of bitterness and failure
Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
Analysis of the latest register of members’ interests conducted by The Guardian revealed 20 MPs declared more than ?100,000 from external employment, directorships, speeches, consultancy and shareholdings.
Andrei Klishas: ?Chairman of Russia’s constitutional law committee. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Some go up to the Supreme Court where they attract much publicity but the main appeals, and many like them, are heard in the Court of Appeal’s civil division.
“The flexibility of the Volkswagen model range has allowed us to customise the vehicles to meet our exact needs,” says Rick Young, fleet manager at WDH. His new fleet includes a mix of Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Transporter and Crafter vans, ready to face any challenge along the way.
SM UK’s team keeps their vans for between four and five years, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles go the extra mile whatever the age of the vehicle. “We don’t usually have warranty claims and even when a van’s out of warranty, the Van Centres will look after us” says MacDonald.
Two of the UK’s biggest lenders ― Lloyds and Halifax ― cut their rates yesterday, following the lead of a number of rivals. Rates have fallen dramatically in the past few weeks.There are nowOne is the emollient, avuncular voice of cricket on the BBC, the other a former pop star and model who was once the face of a supermarket lingerie range.
Aberdeen’s path into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup was not as bumpy as many might have expected, although Hamilton Academical put up a fighting finish.
It was a form of revenge for Murray’s loss against the world No 19 in this year’s Davis Cup quarter-final and leaves the Scot still course for his third title this autumn, after winning in Vienna and Shenzhen.
However, Ms Vila said that if a sport put people and their possessions at risk then players could be fined. She ordered the player’s mother, an unemployed widow, toCalls to draft several full internationals into the England Under-21 squad for the European Championship finals next year have been dismissed by Roberto Martinez and Arsene Wenger, with both managers rejecting the proposals as counterproductive.
“The one international currency that people trust is gold,” says Alan Demby founder of the South African Coin Exchange and Scoin Shop, selling bullion and collectable gold coins in South Africa and the UK.
At this time of year a walking tour of Glasgowis probably not everyone’s idea of a good idea, but I’m determined ? I’m on one of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) “miracle” tours and my cheery, stylish student guide Frances is doing a grand job of distracting me from the biting wind. We begin at the Gallery of Modern Art, an insanely grand Victorian edifice in keeping with the city’s elegant style. I’m amazed to discover that it used to be a private residence, belonging to a tobacco merchant. It’s the contemporary I’m here for, however ? over the past fewReader, compose yourself. Something of a most unexpected and serious nature has happened to Miss Austen.
“WDH’s decision to work with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has allowed us to demonstrate the flexibility of our entire range,” says Alastair Hemmings, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK. “The combination of our broad model range and our dedicated support team has helped us to deliver a fleet solution that meets the needs of WDH now and into the future.”
Academics from Durham University write: “Evidence on the effects of grouping by ability, either by allocating students to different classes, or to within-class groups, suggests that it makes very little difference to learning outcomes.”
Leading legal experts agreed that the motion was narrowly focused and warned that it would provide no “green light” for broader military action against Isis; nor should it be read as giving a right to “self-defence” under internationalCoalition aircraft bombed 12 oil refineries in eastern Syria in territory held by Islamic State in an effort to break the terror group’s wealth and starve its armoured vehicles of fuel.
Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Aksyonov claims to be the Prime Minister of Crimea and has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyivv
Clarke, who was 27 at the time, survived and is now a football agent but Keane admits being struck by an “evil thought” when news came through ofThe Bank of England’s chief economist suggested today that record low interest rates could remain until after the general election.
With a claim for compensation, you’re not only trying to tell the person or party responsible for your injury that you should be given the compensation what’s due to you, but you are also hinting you are ready to take legal action if necessary.
Growth trajectory “Our plan is to be the number one health drink brand by 2017. We plan to triple our turnover from ?1.5 million in that time”
From the Velvet Underground’s third album is this exquisite, semi-spiritual plea for solace, and an example of Reed’s ability, despite his much-publicized transgressions and hard man posturing, to write aIt is a question that troubles many a middle-aged man. At what point in life are you too old to wear a hoodie? The answer, according to Superdry’s new boss, is well beyond 45.
When Alice Oseman was 16 she used to spend a lot of time in her room. Liked to tap tap tap in bed with her laptop on her knees. And when I climb the stairs to her bedroom I can see why people might roll their eyes and conclude: “Typical teenager.”
The soldiers had fired shots at their commander’s car after their comrades were sent on a “suicide mission” into Boko Haram territory at night. They will be put to death by firing squad, a military tribunal announced today.
As Mr and Mrs Clooney made their first public appearance yesterday after marrying at a Venetian wedding party on Saturday night, the bright autumn sunlight glinted off Amal Alamuddin’s diamond-encrusted platinum band.
The last time this level of difficulty was encountered was in the mid-1990s. A clue to this predicament lies in the report, Hangover Cure: dealing with the household debt overhang as interest rates rise, by Katie Blacklock and Matthew Whittaker from the Resolution Foundation. They say: “Unemployment, underemployment, fallingGains by Eurosceptic parties such as Ukip in the European elections next month could result in less engagement by MEPs with policymakers in Brussels and failure to water down heavy-handed regulation of mortgage and wider financial services markets, the Building Societies Association (BSA) has warned.
“It is a sign of rapprochement,” a Syrian activist among those helping to broker the exchange said.
It was all cricket’s fault. Ms Taylor, 34, is the wife of Kevin Pietersen,The new Mondrian spa on the South Bank is spartan but inviting and refreshingly devoid of new-age mumbo jumbo
This is Dee’s sixth novel, and the second in succession to deal with the nightmares that can intrude on the middle-aged, middle-class American dream. The last, the Pulitzer-nominated The Privileges, looked at bankers. A Thousand Pardons dealsDespite the low interest rates, almost one in five people are struggling to keep up with mortgage repayments
A statement fromA Home Office minister caused controversy yesterday after announcing that the UK had opted out of EU regulation on legal highs. Norman Baker was criticised by Baroness Meacher, the crossbench peer who chairs the , for his “disappointing” decision to ignore “very sensible” EU legislation.
People have been trying to put wings on their automobiles almost since the plane began. Glen Curtis, a great aviation pioneer had a bash at it unsucessfully in 1916. Ever since then, the media haveFour months ago, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, fired a warning shot on interest rates. They could rise “sooner than markets currently expect”, he told the Mansion House in June. Hours later, markets brought forward their forecast for a first increase by about six months ? to November this year, a schedule the governor was happy to accept.
The pound’s strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought, possibly even this year. Mark Carney, the Governor, has said that it won’t raiseThe Dreyfus affair born out of anti-semitism and army corruption in 19th-century France is brilliantly retold by Harris
The list is endless, and it sums up Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new brand promise, Working With You. It’s what makes the Transporter unique and cherished. Because once you drive a Volkswagen Transporter, you’re not just getting a van, you’re joining a club that spreads all over the globe.
The pound’s strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought, possibly even this year. Mark Carney, the Governor, has said that it won’t raiseThe Dreyfus affair born out of anti-semitism and army corruption in 19th-century France is brilliantly retold by Harris
Supplying to a major retailer before the company was confident that it could meet their demands could have led to the product being taken off the shelves, damaging its reputation and leaving it worse off than if it had never tried, Bolton says. “If Tesco had approached us earlier we would not have said ‘yes’. It was the beginning of the brand and if you don’t get certain sales they will delist you, so we wanted to make sure that the brand was more established.”
“We will not forget and we willPresident Abbas has asked for Nato peacekeepers to protect a future Palestinian state indefinitely in order to remove the prospect of a permanent Israeli military presence.
Rick Gonzalez, chief executive of the American drug maker, said the US Treasury’s “unprecedented” step to introduce administrative changes to US tax inversion law had “destroyed the value in this transaction” and was directly responsible for the collapse of the ?32 billion merger.
I don’t agree with Tony Benn about many things but he was right about what has become the European Union. For him, Like many on the Old Left, he objected to membership of the EU because he was first and foremost a democrat.
The thing about Coggeshall is that it may be little known but it’s certainly been important over the years. It was particularly big in wool from theIn some ways, the word “museum” feels right. There are exhibits. There are labels. There are elderly couples in fawn trousers. And there is the sine qua non of the genre: a group of middle-aged ladies looking cross with an audioguide. “How do you get it to work?”
For years, Mr Charney has been the subject of accusations from female employees of predatory conduct, harassment and unwanted advances, although he has been cleared of some of these. American Apparel’s board finally lost patience yesterday and dismissed him, citing an “investigation into alleged misconduct”.
By contrast, Germany enjoyed a sharpSometimes the drugs just don’t work. Ask the hedge funds. Boy, did they dose up on Shire’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder pills. Big time, too, once it agreed to be swallowed up by America’s AbbVie for ?32 billion. The hedgies ended up with a third of the company.
The president of Iran took a swipe at neighbouring Gulf states and western leaders, blaming them for the rise of Islamic State (Isis) and other terrorist groups ― but he avoided accusing any country by name.
The US has spent weeks gathering a coalition of nations to strike back against Islamic State (Isis) after the group’s murderous campaign of conquest across northern Syria and Iraq and the beheadings of British and AmericanMore than 62,000 households deserted npower in the first six months of the year as complaints about the energy company with the worst track record on customer service continue to stack up.
The government is keen to support export and wants to encourage another 100,000 businesses to export by 2020. To take advantage of international trade, it’s important for businesses to do their research online. Tools such as our Trade Portal provide support for would-be and seasoned exporters, allowing businesses to identify the best export opportunities and find the key contacts needed to achieve success.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
Aberdeen’s path into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup was not as bumpy as many might have expected, although Hamilton Academical put up a fighting finish.
Analysis of the latest register of members’ interests conducted by The Guardian revealed 20 MPs declared more than ?100,000 from external employment, directorships, speeches, consultancy and shareholdings.
Time to hit Putin where it hurts: send for Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a serious suggestion made recently by Nina Krushcheva, Nikita Krushchev’s granddaughter, who sees the muscleman film star as the ideal foil for the Russian president. Mr Putin, she explained, is star struck and respects physical strength. He could not resist the opportunity to be in this movie; to be pally with a super-sized American diplomat. Remember the Obama administration promised a “reset” of its relationship with Moscow? You wanna reset that, Vlad?
With his white-hot beam of pure reason, he can cut through the dilemmas we lesser mortals wrestle with. When asked on Twitter if a woman should carry to term a foetus with Down’s syndrome, Dawkins replied: “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it intoWelcome to The Times Book Club! Think of us as an online version of your local book group - discussing one book a month with fellow Times readers and our Books desk. Access to this is included in your Times subscription and there’s no commitment at all; you can dip in and out as you like. Here’s how it works...
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“Bath,” says Phil Howe, with some spirit, “has hijacked her.” Standing in Basingstoke town centre, Howe gestures vaguely in the direction of Timpson’s dry-cleaners. “She wrote Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice here! This,” another hand in the direction of Zizzi’s Italian restaurant, “is where she spent her formative years.” I look at a nearby Barclays. I can’t help but think she may be able to bear the deprivation.
The Duchess of Cambridge has not worn a royal crown on her tour of the Antipodes, but she doesn’t need to. She has rich hair. Whether it is pulled by Prince George’s chubby fingers or blown by the Sydney Harbour breezes, her tresses behave only as those that have been expensively cut and luxuriously and routinely re-styled. Clothes, as Kate Middleton shows in her frequent high street choices, do not make the woman or distinguish social class.
The 57-year-old chef, who has been moving away from meat for years, says that his aim is to stress la naturalite of fresh, simple and organic ingredients and the need to avoid heavier and costly animalOvernight success left the comedian in an emotional mess and unable to do stand-up, but he’s finally ready again for the Edinburgh Fringe
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
In one image uploaded to Instagram, Shakeel Ahmed Beig, deputy inspector-general of police in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, was shown having his shoelaces tied by an assistant while seated in an armchair. The caption read: “Real king ? My Dad!! Last time he put his shoes himself was almost 15 years ago #BossLife #King xx.”
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Activists said strikes also hit three oilfields under Isis control. The Pentagon said it had launched precision airstrikes against “modular oil refineries”, small units capable of producing thousands of barrels per day of low-grade diesel from crude oil harvested from Syrian oil fields under Isis control.
A user shoppingAmazon has taken a step towards killing off its Lovefilm brand by folding the business’s video-streaming operation into its “Prime” fast delivery service.
Burger King confirmed yesterday that it would move its headquarters to Canada as part of its $11.4 billion takeover of Tim Hortons, allowing the fast-food giant to execute a so-called tax inversion, escaping punitive American corporate taxes on its overseas earnings. The corporation tax rate in Canada is only 15 per cent, compared with 35 per centThe Government has dropped plans to allow minicabs to be driven by unlicensed drivers when “off duty” after warnings it would endanger taxi users.
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First, don’t try this at home. It could have ended in disaster. It was ignorant and it was dangerous.
The British bio-pharmaceutical group said yesterday that it believed the takeover should go ahead and that its trading remained strong. It said that it wanted “the period of uncertainty for shareholders, employers and other stakeholders to be reduced”.
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The floor is knee-deep in shoals of stuff: books tangling with jeans, posters and unidentified objects, her laptop covered in a sticker saying “This Machine Kills Print Media”. Her mum follows me up, wearily sighing: “I hope she’s cleared away her knickers. This is a teenager we’re talking about.”Two new albums aim to present a survey of Paris ? but only one can claim to have captured the city in all its glory
The Iraqi Prime Minister wants to be seen as a decisive and robust leader in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in the spring. To this end, he has long desired to dissolve the Sunni protest camp at Ramadi, Anbar’s provincial capital.
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
The Three Chimneys is a tiny restaurant in a former fisherman’s cottage whose ingredients all come from theThe Labour leader’s obsession with maths and baseball may give him a strategic edge over his political rivals
The trial is due to open in New Orleans on Monday, barring an unlikely settlement out of court. It is expected to become an epic finger-pointing contest as BP and its partners in the ill-fated drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico seek to blame one another for the compendium of failures that led to the world’s biggest oil spill.
Established more than a year ago, the camp had become the focus of Sunni tribes protesting against what they see as the Shia Prime Minister’s authoritarianism, theAl-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria is demanding to be removed from a United Nations list of terrorists in return for the release of 45 UN peacekeepers it took hostage last week.
He said there was no indication of foul play. Monteith’s body was found by hotel staff after he missed his check-out time, he added.
They were taken from their homes and campuses in Cairo and the Nile delta after demonstrating against new measures to “secure” the country’s campuses with a private security firm, Falcon, which has been hired by the Egyptian government.
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The 42-year-old charter fisherman from Plaquemines Parish received an emergency interim payment of $90,000 from BP, but this isn’t nearly enough to compensate for his lost income and the possibility that he may be unable to expand the business that he expected to keep him comfortable in retirement.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
Have perceptions of which ideas, policies and language are acceptable inhibited rather than promoted genuine diversity? Are there more prescriptive lines around what is “appropriate” for people and organisations to do and think? In short, do notions of “political correctness” stifle diversity of speech and behaviour?
I’ve not consulted The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it would be no surprise if that psychiatric bible contained an entry for “post-banking syndrome” or PBS. An increasingly widespread condition that usually emerges seven to ten years into a career in the City, it involves the sufferer suddenly becoming acutely aware of the moral bankruptcy of the system that has enriched them and more often than not results in public declarations of dismay, typically after the payment of a large bonus or redundancy cheque.
Barely seven months after his brief, unhappy stint as head of the Co-operative Group, Euan Sutherland has returned to the corporate catwalk by being named chief executive of SuperGroup ? and, in a diversion from his usually sober office attire, he marked the occasion by decking himself out, head to foot, in the company’s youthful Superdry brand.
Where possible, Chadha uses messaging apps and video conferencing software such as Skype and FaceTime to stay in touch with his team, but where time zones are too different he relies on sites such as LinkedIn, where people can check in at whatever time suits them. “It lets me send out messages and keep a dialogue running with people wherever we are,” he says. “That includes clients and potential clients. I can use any spare moment to update my profile and keep people thinking about the business.”
David Cameron yesterday denied claims that the plans were “shambolic” after it emerged that Public Health ?England, which is charged with co?ordinating Britain’s response to the virus, had still not been given details of his proposals more than 24 hours after the policy was announced.
Analysis of the latest register of members’ interests conducted by The Guardian revealed 20 MPs declared more than ?100,000 from external employment, directorships, speeches, consultancy and shareholdings.
Viktor Yanukovych: Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. After abandoning Kyiv and ultimately fleeing to Russia, Viktor Yanukovych called upon Russian President Vladimir Putin to send Russian troops into Ukraine
Yet whatever the claims for Magna Carta’s contribution to the historical development of the common law legal systems, can we be confident that its spirit is still alive and well today?
This is no ordinary fleet: each vehicle has been carefully chosen to suit the role of its driver. They will be used by WDH’s property maintenance teams ? builders, plumbers, electricians and ground staff ? to service 31,000 homes. Each of those tradesmen has their own requirements on the road, but Volkswagen’s versatile commercial vehicles are more than up to the different demands made on them.
HMIC reveals that “generic phrases” are being cut andNearly $4 billion (?2.5 billion) has been poured into next week’s US elections as outside groups and secret donors have turned this into the most expensive ? and negative ? midterm contest ever.
Around 10,000 passengers a week are thought to arrive from Guinea, ?Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, Gatwick airport and Eurostar said last night that they hadThe motion to go before MPs today on joining airstrikes in Iraq is lawful and proportionate ― but does not give cover to further military action in Syria, senior legal figures have told The Times.
Rick Gonzalez, chief executive of AbbVie, was reported as saying yesterday that shareholders were “generally supportive” of the deal and understood the “strategical rational”.The chief executive of AbbVie launched a withering attack on the US Treasury last night as he confirmed that the merger with Shire, a UK bio-pharmaceutical group, had been officially terminated.
None of the flying-pig ideas, unusually, came from Ed Miliband. Last week Ed didn’t mention Iraq, this week all his questions were on the Middle East. Rarely have I seen he and the prime minister look so similar: two Englishman full of noble words wringing their hands. After the muscularity of Blairism, we are in the Age of Milquetoast.
The British bio-pharmaceutical group said yesterday that it believed the takeover should go ahead and that its trading remained strong. It said that it wanted “the period of uncertainty for shareholders, employers and other stakeholders to be reduced”.
The roadshow will span three continents with a hundred meetings in ten days, marketing an IPO that is due toSome of the hype surrounding Alibaba’s stock sale was punctured yesterday when it emerged that a survey of fund managers attending the IPO roadshow found that fewer than half would buy shares.
Lou Reed’s most celebrated song, from 1972’s classic Transformer, waxes nostalgic on his days with drag queens and hustlers from Andy Warhol’s Factory. Its wonderful refrain “and the coloured girls go do… do do…” is deceptive. The “coloured girls” were the all-white vocal trio Thunderthighs.
5:30am, Wednesday, June 25: Although I’ve lived in the UK for 15 years, I occasionally miss my Australian homeland. But waking up today to blue skies and glorious sunshine, I’m reminded of how great it is to be in London.
People have been trying to put wings on their automobiles almost since the plane began. Glen Curtis, a great aviation pioneer had a bash at it unsucessfully in 1916. Ever since then, the media haveFour months ago, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, fired a warning shot on interest rates. They could rise “sooner than markets currently expect”, he told the Mansion House in June. Hours later, markets brought forward their forecast for a first increase by about six months ? to November this year, a schedule the governor was happy to accept.
The ceilings of its 12 guest rooms, seven “state rooms”, four double cabins and two twin cabins are lined with precious palladium leaf. The thick panels of sycamore that comprise part of the floor have been sandblasted, bleached and polished to such perfection that they feel like carpet to walk on, and the corridor walls appear toA senior Indian police officer was facing calls to resign last night after pictures posted by his son on the internet showed him apparently abusing the perks of power.
“We will not forget and we willPresident Abbas has asked for Nato peacekeepers to protect a future Palestinian state indefinitely in order to remove the prospect of a permanent Israeli military presence.
The tunnel at White Hart Lane is not unusually long. There are a couple of dozen yards between Tottenham’s dressing room and the technical area, no more. When Pochettino left the sanctuary of the former at the end of the half-time break, Spurs were a goal ahead and cruising. By the time he got to the latter,The sad passing of Sue Townsend in April means we will never know what became of Adrian Mole in his twilight years. Had the troubled diarist ever made it into his seventies, it seems likely he would have ended up a lot like Alan Stoob. A retired police officer obsessed by his erectile dysfunction, Mr Stoob is now Britain’s Premier Nazi Hunter? and never forgets the trademark symbol when mentioning it. His septuagenarian vocation is to weed out the underground network of surviving Nazi war criminals who have shunned Argentina and moved en masse to 21st-century Bedfordshire, particularly the DunstablePeople in most towns and cities are being exposed to illegal air pollution, according to government figures.
Airbnb has been used byThere’ll be more explosions at the Royal Festival Hall today than in a typical performance of 1812 Overture. Shareholders at the Barclays annual meeting want to vent their displeasure at the bank’s decision to raise staff bonuses in spite of falling profits and an emergency capital-raising. Small investors, in particular, their holdings down by 17 per cent in a year, will relish manning the cannons.
USP: A taste of LA-cool on the bustling South Bank complete with its own 56-seater cinema. Designer Tom Dixon has given a new lease of life to a brutal 1970s’ office block with handsome, nautically themed interiors that play on the US-UK relationship.
Thomas Piketty or Adam Smith? Adam SmithOver the past 12 months, she has become one of the world’s most sought after models, her baby-doll features and beetle-black eyebrows helping her to supplant Kate Moss at the pinnacle of British fashion.
Gary Lineker, the former England striker turned television pundit, joined the discussion by criticisingThousands of people with diabetes suffer life-threatening complications because of “shocking” care in hospital, it was revealed today.
Mr Cummings, a devout Methodist and former wheat trader, set up Tradebot in 1999 in his spare bedroom with $10,000 of initial funding, the company’s website says.
Priding itself on the speed of its systems, Tradebot sees itself as an upstart that is determined to beat Wall Street atExperts on either side of the border tell Edward Fennell about the practical outcomes of a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum
Power in Partnerships is brought to you in association withThe cost of mortgages is plummeting with the announcement today of a 0.99 per cent loan from HSBC. The offer, called by one broker “a crazy low rate”, is open to homebuyers with a 40 per cent deposit who will enjoy a 2.95 per cent discount off the bank’s standard variable rate for two years.
The Jacobite cause is indissolubly and romantically associated with the Highlands of Scotland, but there were strongholds of support in the lowlands of Scotland, as well as Ireland and parts of northern England. The campaign to restore the heirs of the Roman Catholic King James II was religious and political, but also bound up with the waning clan system. The unpopularity of the Act of Union in 1707 boosted the Jacobite cause and the effectsLike so many of the greatest moments in Scottish history, Scotland’s 1978 World Cup campaign is a tale of epic failure defined by heroism ? a defeat that, in the telling, sounds very like a victory.
Rob Pemberton, of HFM Columbus, the wealth manager, says: “The majority of my clients want to take a cautious approach to managing their money, which allows them to build up capital and income steadily. They want to avoid more volatile sectors, such as emerging markets. They are looking for decent returns in a low-interest-rate world without taking too much risk.”
In perhaps the most damning indictment of their failures, a number of watches went missing from Mr Pistorius’s bedroom, and the only people who had access were police officers. "What you cannot then do is make the accused a liar because of the disturbance of the scene by the police," Mr Roux insisted.
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In America, where I lived at the time, there were indulgent smiles; the kind you give a toddler who’s making a fuss but, really, he’s overtired, it’s not his fault and we’ve had a lovely day at the beach so we won’t spoil it now. Newsweek summed it up: “Has America’s even-tempered new President already ruffledWarm autumn days can see you discovering the winding, taverna-filled streets that lead up to the Parthenon
Save for the honours boardThe US mid-terms are a charade being fought out in front of voters who couldn’t give a damn
The answer was no. Under new rules brought in by Michael Gove last autumn, school attendance must always take priority over joyful, absorbing, memorable experiences even when the child in“There’s a first time for everything,” Nigel Farage said, while anxiously clutching a McFlurry in the middle of Clacton-on-Sea’s town centre. It was a reference to the McDonald’s ice cream bought for him by Douglas Carswell.
As the only witness to what happened inside his house, Oscar Pistorius’s testimony was crucial. However, the prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, said he was an "appalling witness" who tailored his evidence to "defend his life". He was "more concerned with the implications of his answers than the truth" ? an example of which was when he said he didn’t know what "zombie-stoppers" were; moments before he was forced to admit using the phrase in a video shown to the court which showed him shooting a watermelon and comparing it to a person’s brain.
Ministers have forced the new operator of the popular route from Brighton to London to phase out cheaper fares under a “super-franchise” arrangement which began on Sunday.
Dennis and his dog Gnasher adorn the sides of buses. There’s a street named after the Bash Street Kids. A statue of Desperate Dan ― stomach bulging to bursting after one cow pie too many ― strides across the main square as Minnie the Minx targets him with a catapult. The Menace even leers fiendishly from a framed portrait over our hotel bed. The city is clearly proud to be the home of DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano, The People’s Friend and much else.
You can hear boredom in the announcer’s voice, during a blast-off last year from Cape Canaveral. Close your eyes and picture her filing her nails.
Less than an hour’s drive from Perugia, an hour and a half from Rome and just over two hours’ drive from Florence or the Maremma coast, Todi is accessible from a range of airports and well placed for those who want to explore the area. In short, the perfect location for a holiday home.
“Cash is king” is a cliche for good reason. As serial entrepreneur and fast-growth consultant Iain Johnston says in his ten tips on page seven: “Any business, no matter how successful, can fail when it runs out of cash.” He advises that those aspiring to fast growth “collect cash early, keep costs variable, arrange debt/equity finance before you need it and drive revenue”. Successful SMEs that attain sustainable fast growth, like Lily’s Kitchen, keep a close eye on their cash flow. A healthy obsession with spreadsheets does not come at the expense of creativity though.
Every political activist has a story that would test your belief in democracy. One gentleman I met canvassing in Exeter wanted compulsory euthanasia for everyone on their 65th birthday. After my mouth fell open he offered to compromise and accept a cut-off at 70. I did not like the way he said “cut off”. Last week in Clacton one voter told TV reporters he had voted Ukip as a protest against the sitting Tory MP. Perhaps he hoped that Douglas Carswell would be an improvement on that, er, Douglas Carswell?
Save for the honours boardThe US mid-terms are a charade being fought out in front of voters who couldn’t give a damn
Supplying to a major retailer before the company was confident that it could meet their demands could have led to the product being taken off the shelves, damaging its reputation and leaving it worse off than if it had never tried, Bolton says. “If Tesco had approached us earlier we would not have said ‘yes’. It was the beginning of the brand and if you don’t get certain sales they will delist you, so we wanted to make sure that the brand was more established.”
“The most important target to achieve is per capita gross national income,” Mr Abe said, promising to aim for annual gains of 3 per cent or more. That would raise the average gross annual salary of about 3.84 million yen (?25,131) by 1.5 millionTeaching children in ability sets can be harmful to their education, experts warn in a report today. They also claim that excessively praising pupils can do more harm than good.
“Some things are sacred,”Harry Redknapp lambasted his side’s defending last night after Queens Park Rangers conceded two goals during stoppage time to slump to a 3-2 defeat by Liverpool.
Balsom’s artistry is as alluring as ever. Sinuous, long phrases pour out of her instrument, as liquid and tasty as golden syrup.A civilian airliner crashed moments after taking off from the Iranian capital Tehran today, killing 48 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground.
Where possible, Chadha uses messaging apps and video conferencing software such as Skype and FaceTime to stay in touch with his team, but where time zones are too different he relies on sites such as LinkedIn, where people can check in at whatever time suits them. “It lets me send out messages and keep a dialogue running with people wherever we are,” he says. “That includes clients and potential clients. I can use any spare moment to update my profile and keep people thinking about the business.”
The Front leader, who expects her party to top French voting in next week’sSome of Britain’s biggest investment institutions are slashing their holdings of UK equities and responding to the allure of Asia and emerging markets.
Not all businesses have such appeal. So, it must rile the industry that killjoys such as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Stella Creasy, MP, are so resistant to its charms. “Payday lenders are velociraptors”, scarier even than “tyrannosaurus rex” banks is how Ms Creasy puts it. Such a one for a crisp soundbite.The shuffle began earlier than expected, with Michael Gove arriving at Downing Street at 8am. He made a funny face as he began his walk of shame/fame. He disappeared inside the giant shiny black door. We never saw him in the street again.
While the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took a swipe at theA ?40,000 pay-off to the former head of children’s services in a town where hundreds of children were groomed and abused was an inexcusable “reward for failure”, it was claimed tonight.
In perhaps the most damning indictment of their failures, a number of watches went missing from Mr Pistorius’s bedroom, and the only people who had access were police officers. "What you cannot then do is make the accused a liar because of the disturbance of the scene by the police," Mr Roux insisted.
Lawrence Tomlinson, an entrepreneur and adviser to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, alleged that RBS had pushed healthy small and medium-sized enterprises into administration to strip their assets and then buy them back cheaply to turn a profit. HeThe state-run “bad bank” in charge of running down Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley’s loans has returned more than ?10 billion to the government.
Their neighbours flirted with children as young as 12, offered rides in souped-up cars, flashed gold jewellery and promised love, then steadily fed the girls a diet of alcohol and drugs, eventually creating what they sought: compliant human goods to be traded and abused by dozens of men. The groomers were men in their early twenties. Their customers wereThe Frenchman known as “Spiderman” for audaciously scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings today added Malaysia’s Petronas Towers to the list of structures he has climbed without ropes.
The roadshow will span three continents with a hundred meetings in ten days, marketing an IPO that is due toSome of the hype surrounding Alibaba’s stock sale was punctured yesterday when it emerged that a survey of fund managers attending the IPO roadshow found that fewer than half would buy shares.
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The move to set up opposite the Empire State Building and near Macy’s, the department store, is rumoured to be testing the ground for how Amazon’s business model could work in a more traditional setting. If successful, it could expand to other locations.
A friend tells the story of a visit to America that did not quite turn out as he intended. He was to marry an American woman and set out for California, where her folks lived after emigrating from China many years before. Previous trips across the Atlantic had persuaded him that, in a land where an English accent turns heads and leads invariably to animated conversations about one’s close associations with the Queen or Tony Blair, nothing could go wrong.
The decision, which comes three years after Amazon bought Lovefilm for ?200 million, is likely to mean price rises for British subscribers to Amazon’s loyalty scheme.
The game was called off after the plane carrying a pro-Albanian flag provoked violent scenes on and off the pitch at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. Serbia’s interior ministry said that Olsi Rama had been arrested over the incident, having been accused of controlling the drone from his seat in the stadium’s executive box.
In his updated book, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, which is officially released tomorrow, Ferguson also rejects the common belief that heAlex Horne’s style of comedy tends to be playfulness with a purpose. For his 2008 show Wordwatching, he attempted to introduce new words (bollo, pratdigger) into the Oxford English Dictionary. Last year, in Lies, he didn’t talk live: instead he mimed to an hour of audio recordings of himself, to inventively prove a point about the deceits of life and stand-up.
Growth trajectory “Tie up with Nobel Laureate Foundation has led to sales of 100,000 medallions”
The ten fast-growing companies we have profiled in these pages have all had their share of ups and downs but they have all remained focused on the end game: success. Willie Harcourt-Cooze, the founder of Willie’s Cacao, is a typical example. He bought the biggest and best kit when he set up because he had total confidence in his business plan. He took risks, invested in his future and it paid off with 60 per cent growth this year and last. Risk taking doesn’t have to mean being foolhardy.
Stummel says: “It’s brilliant because I don’t like commuting within London and it is great [for my business] to work in a space that I designed.”
If you are a Scottish nationalist, you might ascribe the Scottish Enlightenment to Scotland’s innate love of learning; if you are a unionist, however, you might point out that the great efflorescence of Scottish culture took placeSir William Wallace, the medieval warrior in the Wars of Scottish Independence, is almost the perfect Scottish hero: fierce, patriotic, unrepentant, doomed and destined for a spectacularly sticky end.
Some people question the resilience of Magna Carta’s legacy in the face ofThe Deepwater Horizon disaster has left a legacy of bitterness and failure
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
Even in late autumn, when temperatures drop from the scorching 40-degree heat of summer, the climb to the Acropolis is a tough one. Marble steps, worn as smooth as crystal by the thousands of people who’ve taken the trip since construction began on the Parthenon some 2,500 years ago, require nimble feet and I’m left scrambling hand over foot at times. And despite an autumn breeze, the temperature is still hot enough to make me want to spend as long in the queue to buy an ice-cold lemon granita from a street vendor as I do to buy the ?12If Hitler had won the Second World War, he may have been planning to make Bridgnorth his British headquarters. That’s one theory after Nazi documents found in a bunker in 1945 revealed a puzzling fascination for this quiet market town, which rears over the River Severn on a sandstone cliff.
The policing watchdog said that the practice highlighted how “insufficient care” was being taken in assessing the need for undercover operations despite a series of controversies.
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
Polling by the Local GovernmentThe work of the Court of Appeal’s civil division is not sufficiently recognised, says Lord Dyson, the master of rolls
Property particulars will sometimes contain the boast that a house is “steeped in history” when it is merely old, rather than ancient. Abbey House, however, can trace its beginnings back to the 7th century, giving the buyers of this grade I listed stately pile, in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury (England’s oldest borough), considerable scope to brag. The mansion was once part of Malmesbury Abbey, which stands next door. This religious house is reputed to have been founded by Mailduib, a hermit who, presumably through hunger, was forced to renounce solitude and take in pupils. This group then formed aThe American suitor circling Shire has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown, retracting claims that it had shareholder support for its bid.
Aleksandr Galkin: ?Commander of Russia’s southern military district, units of which were deployed to CrimeaCareless talk by Rachida Dati, the fallen star of President Sarkozys Cabinet, has upset her campaign to relaunch her career as a diligent and modest member of the European Parliament.
The hotelier behind Verbier’s chic Cordee des Alpes () and Nevai () hotels ? as well as the cool Farm Club nightclub ? has taken over and refurbished a 50-room family-friendly hotel in the centre of the resort. The Montpelier will have large rooms with a bright, homely style and rates per night starting from a reasonable ?176 per room, B&B.
“There is absolutely no sign of this threat abating, and withPope Francis, reacting to a new wave of “boat people” arriving across the Mediterranean, warned human traffickers yesterday that they will be judged by God.
The riveted aluminium plate may be the first wreckage uncovered since the American aviator’s disappearance in 1937 while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world. She was an accomplished flyer who in 1932 became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic. Her exploits brought her global fame before her disappearance at the age of 39.
This week, AbbVie, a Chicago-based specialist in treating arthritis, said that it was close to a ?31 billion “mega-merger” deal to buy Shire. The ?53.20-a-share buyout sent Shire’s shares soaring. If the deal completes, it would make the UKIn May, Times correspondent Anthony Loyd was kidnapped in northern Syria with photographer Jack Hill. He tells the extraordinary story of their betrayal and capture by rebel leader Hakim Anza ? and his shooting at Hakim’s hands
While Demby’s business is retailing rare and collectable coins - from Krugerrands to collectable World Cup coins - it is his involvement with the Nobel Laureate Programme which has raised the company’s profile and funds for Nelson Mandela and other Nobel Peace Prize winners’ charitable causes.
The Hangzhou-based company, which dominates online retail in China and has recently completed the world’s biggest initial public offering, wants to secure the rights to films that it can push into a market on course to become the world’s biggest box office byBritish brands fighting the onslaught of Chinese counterfeiters have secured a landmark agreement from Alibaba, the internet commerce titan whose imminent listing in New York will vie to be the largest flotation in corporate history.
Abducting a General is Fermor’s beautifully written personal tale of his capture of General Heinrich Kreipe, commander of the German forces in Crete, in April 1944. This event was famously portrayed in the 1957 film Ill Met By Moonlight, which featured Dirk Bogarde as Fermor, a dashing andJapan’s Prime Minister outlined a long-awaited plan to reform his country’s economy on Wednesday, declaring that he would make it the “engine of world recovery”.
He has found temporary, part-time jobs with a waste management company and delivery business in the meantime, but is now planning to leave Britain. “Starting today, I’m working at a packing warehouse for ?7 an hour. I have GCSEs and A levels and would look into further education, but I’ve no hope of affording it.
The long-standing RioAlbania’s infrastructure has undergone a number of positive reforms over recent years, as the government prioritises focus and investment into modernising its transportation, energy and water systems.
Established more than a year ago, the camp had become the focus of Sunni tribes protesting against what they see as the Shia Prime Minister’s authoritarianism, theAl-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria is demanding to be removed from a United Nations list of terrorists in return for the release of 45 UN peacekeepers it took hostage last week.
The ceilings of its 12 guest rooms, seven “state rooms”, four double cabins and two twin cabins are lined with precious palladium leaf. The thick panels of sycamore that comprise part of the floor have been sandblasted, bleached and polished to such perfection that they feel like carpet to walk on, and the corridor walls appear toA senior Indian police officer was facing calls to resign last night after pictures posted by his son on the internet showed him apparently abusing the perks of power.
In the energetic 50-year-old’s favour is his propensity for taking risks, and a $30 billion fortune to back them up. This is, after all, the man who shockedHate commuting? A well-designed live/work space may offer the solution that you have been looking for
Amazon’s new “Prime” service in Britain will mirror its American offering, giving subscribers access to its internet video streaming service, e-book rentals and speedier delivery of purchases.
Less than an hour’s drive from Perugia, an hour and a half from Rome and just over two hours’ drive from Florence or the Maremma coast, Todi is accessible from a range of airports and well placed for those who want to explore the area. In short, the perfect location for a holiday home.
Of course it is early days but overall the numbers still favour Labour. Ed’s personal ratings are another story and there is no doubt that Sisyphus and Ed M have muchMore than 6,000 new recruits have flocked to the ranks of Islamic State in Syria since American airstrikes began against the group last month, according to analysts.
Von Bolschwing was rewarded for informing on fellow Germans during the early years of the Cold War by being relocated to the US and was vice-president ofWhen there is a British stock market frenzy the big beasts of American banking are never far behind and this year’s flotation boom has led to a cat fight.
He has a long history of arrest for scams and fled from Australia to Britain in the mid-1990s, becoming the boyfriend of the former Page 3 girl Samantha Fox.The fate of the Caterham Formula One team was entrusted to a “Romanian cleaner” as the only shareholder and director, it was claimed last night.
I exaggerate ? but not much. Mid-term elections can be hugely significant: the polls of 2006 brought to an end the Bush era two years before theThe estate agency listing for Pier Point on Pier Point Road in Itchenor near Chichester clearly states “price on application”. However, James Grillo of Humberts, says: “they can apply but there is no price”. This is not to say that the four-bedroom waterside property with adjacent cottage and boathouse is priceless. “Who are we to tell someone how much to pay for it?” says the estate agent and valuer.
Mr Montebourg, 51, found support from Beno?t Hamon, the education minister, who said the pair were “close to” a growing rebellion among party MPs who want the president to abandon pro-business reforms and deficit-cutting as1. Be an American corporation with operations all over the world
The tunnel at White Hart Lane is not unusually long. There are a couple of dozen yards between Tottenham’s dressing room and the technical area, no more. When Pochettino left the sanctuary of the former at the end of the half-time break, Spurs were a goal ahead and cruising. By the time he got to the latter,The sad passing of Sue Townsend in April means we will never know what became of Adrian Mole in his twilight years. Had the troubled diarist ever made it into his seventies, it seems likely he would have ended up a lot like Alan Stoob. A retired police officer obsessed by his erectile dysfunction, Mr Stoob is now Britain’s Premier Nazi Hunter? and never forgets the trademark symbol when mentioning it. His septuagenarian vocation is to weed out the underground network of surviving Nazi war criminals who have shunned Argentina and moved en masse to 21st-century Bedfordshire, particularly the DunstablePeople in most towns and cities are being exposed to illegal air pollution, according to government figures.
Education Westwood’s Grammar School, Northleach, Gloucestershire; BA in medieval history from King’s College London
It was a form of revenge for Murray’s loss against the world No 19 in this year’s Davis Cup quarter-final and leaves the Scot still course for his third title this autumn, after winning in Vienna and Shenzhen.
Given SM UK’s needs, MacDonald really values the Volkswagen Van Centres’ long opening hours. “If you buy from someone else, you’re basically going to a car dealership which may not open till 9am,” he says. “Our operation is 24/7 ? it’s very important to be able to get to the Van Centres when we need to. Our engineers will drop them off and pick up a new van so it doesn’t get in the way of our day.”
The principal themes of his election campaign last August were stopping the boats full of illegal immigrants that were heading towards Australia and scrapping the Labor government’s flagship environmental policy, a carbon tax. He has alreadyCampaigners seeking to oust Britain’s first directly elected Muslim mayor last night claimed witnesses in their High Court action were being intimidated.
According to the prosecution, Ms Steenkamp died at 3.17am, and the screams the neighbours heard were hers. They claimed that she had gone downstairs at 1am to eat, which is supported by the post-mortem results. A neighbour heard an argument at about 2am, which contradicts the athlete’s claims they went to sleep at about 10pm.
The Front leader, who expects her party to top French voting in next week’sSome of Britain’s biggest investment institutions are slashing their holdings of UK equities and responding to the allure of Asia and emerging markets.
The riveted aluminium plate may be the first wreckage uncovered since the American aviator’s disappearance in 1937 while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world. She was an accomplished flyer who in 1932 became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic. Her exploits brought her global fame before her disappearance at the age of 39.
He has also taken to running as much of the consultancy as possible in “the cloud” so that he and his associates can all access the same information. “I was recently in the UK and two of my guys were in the Philippines, and we were all editing the same document for a presentation they had to give the next day.”
The “pick up” campaign begins today in Essen in western Germany with ten down-and-outs being offered a hot meal, a small payment, and up to three bottles of beer for a day’s work picking up litter.
The Three Chimneys is a tiny restaurant in a former fisherman’s cottage whose ingredients all come from theThe Labour leader’s obsession with maths and baseball may give him a strategic edge over his political rivals
“I get so tired of people saying: ‘Oh, you just want the money.’ No, I don’t. I want peace of mind. When this gets to court, I want them to know I’m not someFilibuster reform could end America’s ‘grand compromise’ with unintended results
Charges levelled by the justice department against the London-listed pharmaceuticals group include that it wrongly claimed that Adderall XR, its flagship drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, would “normalise” patients and protect them from traffic accidents and sexually transmitted diseases.
John Chen, who was parachuted in as the chief executive eight months ago when BlackBerry could not find a buyer, told staff in a memo that the worst was over. “We have completed the restructuring notification process, and the workforce reduction that began three years ago is now behind us,” he wrote to 7,000 staff. He alsoWith a cloud of black smoke and a dull thud, a mortar shell fell near a bulldozer. The driver ran for his life. The peshmerga fighters in nearby trenches steadied their weapons as another shell exploded a hundred metres away.
Their neighbours flirted with children as young as 12, offered rides in souped-up cars, flashed gold jewellery and promised love, then steadily fed the girls a diet of alcohol and drugs, eventually creating what they sought: compliant human goods to be traded and abused by dozens of men. The groomers were men in their early twenties. Their customers wereThe Frenchman known as “Spiderman” for audaciously scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings today added Malaysia’s Petronas Towers to the list of structures he has climbed without ropes.
With his white-hot beam of pure reason, he can cut through the dilemmas we lesser mortals wrestle with. When asked on Twitter if a woman should carry to term a foetus with Down’s syndrome, Dawkins replied: “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it intoWelcome to The Times Book Club! Think of us as an online version of your local book group - discussing one book a month with fellow Times readers and our Books desk. Access to this is included in your Times subscription and there’s no commitment at all; you can dip in and out as you like. Here’s how it works...
Zooming down the motorway, five-year-old Charlee the shih tzu loves nothing more than to stick his nose out of the window and let the wind whip through his fur. But let’s be honest: it’s us, a nation obsessed with dogs ? dogs in jumpers, dogs in water, dogs shaking themselves dry ? who take most delight in it.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
The riveted aluminium plate may be the first wreckage uncovered since the American aviator’s disappearance in 1937 while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world. She was an accomplished flyer who in 1932 became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic. Her exploits brought her global fame before her disappearance at the age of 39.
If that troubled the former attorney-general Dominic Grieve, QC, it poses no such problems for Lord Faulks. Grayling’s junior minister was involved with the original commission on a UK Bill of Rights that reported in 2012, making clear he was not averse to pulling out from the [European] Convention on Human Rights as a last resort.Anyone who thought that Gene Robinson was going to go quietly should have known better. Even as he talks about his retirement, the gay bishop whose election brought the Anglican Communion worldwide to the brink of schism argues with undiminished vigour that the true problem is none other than the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Speaking on a conference call to investors, he said: “We are disappointed with the US Treasury as it [the rule change] does nothing to solve aShire has urged the board of its US suitor to meet as soon as possible to decide on its ?32 billion merger, which is on the brink of collapse in what could be the biggest casualty of new US tax regulations.
“It is even worse if I am working somewhere like the Far East because the hours are so different. It is much harder to communicate with people in the UK.”
Not all businesses have such appeal. So, it must rile the industry that killjoys such as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Stella Creasy, MP, are so resistant to its charms. “Payday lenders are velociraptors”, scarier even than “tyrannosaurus rex” banks is how Ms Creasy puts it. Such a one for a crisp soundbite.The shuffle began earlier than expected, with Michael Gove arriving at Downing Street at 8am. He made a funny face as he began his walk of shame/fame. He disappeared inside the giant shiny black door. We never saw him in the street again.
“It is kind of out there,” Mr Fitzgerald said at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. “It is tethered, has wings and you go to highWily Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths have been unmasked as master fraudsters who deceived kings, warriors and even today’s historians with an ancient technique.
There’s something for everyone, not only collectors. Functional old pieces with quality and character are often cheaper than new itemsEvery year, tens of thousands of people move their money across borders. There are people who own property abroad, expats receiving a pension after retiring to foreign climes, parents paying for their children to study at prestigious overseas schools and universities and farmers receiving the Single Farm Payment from the EU. Most of those will be making regular transfers while many more need to make one-off transactions to pay for a holiday, boat or piece of art.
2. TheFrom a 10th-century watchtower to a Renaissance manor, Annabelle Thorpe picks the region’s best hotel and villas
This was a cricketing contest without a prize ― no Ashes for the winners, nor sackcloth for the losers. Rob Oram, a trainee priest in Cambridge, played the hero’s role at the end, hitting 26 not out to take his team home, watched by more than 40 priests, a handful of them women,A former Archbishop of York has ended his 50-year ministry in the Church of England after being fiercely criticised by an official report into a clerical child abuse scandal.
While Demby’s business is retailing rare and collectable coins - from Krugerrands to collectable World Cup coins - it is his involvement with the Nobel Laureate Programme which has raised the company’s profile and funds for Nelson Mandela and other Nobel Peace Prize winners’ charitable causes.
It is with Cassatt, best known for her tender but unsentimental images of young women and children in domestic settings (she achieved this partly by posing her models with other people’s children), that the story of the American impressionists begins.Propped up in bed and fighting back tears, one of the two American nurses at the center of America’s Ebola crisis nodded and smiled as a doctor in a hazmat suit thanked her for volunteering to treat the patient who infected her with the disease.
Michael Finnigan, from Crowthorne, Berkshire, was sent a ?350 bill to settle his dual fuel account in May, even though he had switched to another supplier in January last year. When Times Money contacted npower, the company disputed Mr Finnigan’s version of events, claiming that it had sent him his final bills by April 2013 and had waited until May this year to issue a reminderThe first talks on a new devolution settlement for Scotland took place in Edinburgh yesterday, with all parties committing to producing a “substantial and cohesive package of powers”.
The government is keen to support export and wants to encourage another 100,000 businesses to export by 2020. To take advantage of international trade, it’s important for businesses to do their research online. Tools such as our Trade Portal provide support for would-be and seasoned exporters, allowing businesses to identify the best export opportunities and find the key contacts needed to achieve success.
The company has incurred cost overruns and delays on a “small number” of fixed-price contracts signed during the recession,Insurers, government, business, farmers and householders will all be counting the cost
Barry Vitou, a partner at Pinsent Masons, a law firm, said: “What the SFO needs more than anything if it is to be effective is certaintyRichard Dawkins’ advice to terminate a Down’s baby underestimates parents and damages the pro-choice cause
Academics from Durham University write: “Evidence on the effects of grouping by ability, either by allocating students to different classes, or to within-class groups, suggests that it makes very little difference to learning outcomes.”
Retail Charity Bonds is an initiative of Allia, a social finance charity, in association with Canaccord Genuity, the investment bank. It is supported by the Cabinet Office and enables charities with credible financial strategies to issue retail bonds listed onWhat do you do if your husband falls into a deep depression, takes his intern to a hotel room, makes her undress while he watches; then gets beaten up and arrested for drink-driving? A good question. And one you can’t help but feel that Jonathan Dee possibly should have been asking himself after he’d written the first 20 pages of his new novel.
It is the first time that national school admissions data has been published for both primary and secondary children. While the growth in the number of primary age children has been well publicised, this year the population of children going to secondary school rose for the first time in years.A further 40,000 families could have their benefits capped as part of David Cameron’s plan to fund three million apprenticeships, it has emerged.
Just like the Queen, the leading law firms north and south of the border are strictly neutral over the Scottish referendum. But as the experts who will be charged with the practical consequences of a possible ‘Yes’ vote they are ideally placed to map out what the future holds if Alex Salmond triumphs next week.
The international investigation is continuingThe level of public disenchantment with funds run by Britain’s high street banks was laid bare in figures released this month by the Investment Management Association, the industry trade body.
Senior managers led by Phillip Monks, who own 2 per cent of the bank, will also crystallise some profits, while other investors may sell down their holdings. TheseOne of Britain’s leading challenger banks yesterday became the most prominent victim of the collapse in global stock markets as it was forced to cancel its ?875 million listing, leading to speculation over other initial public offerings that could struggle to float.
I spent Monday following the prime minister around. At Portsmouth Charter Academy, a school once so anarchic that only 3 per cent of kids achieved five GCSE passes, a girl told him with disarming candour: “I won’t lie. I was sooo naughty back then.”
The ceilings of its 12 guest rooms, seven “state rooms”, four double cabins and two twin cabins are lined with precious palladium leaf. The thick panels of sycamore that comprise part of the floor have been sandblasted, bleached and polished to such perfection that they feel like carpet to walk on, and the corridor walls appear toA senior Indian police officer was facing calls to resign last night after pictures posted by his son on the internet showed him apparently abusing the perks of power.
Redknapp was critical of the defending that led to all three of Liverpool’s goals, particularly their first, the tenth Premier League own goal of Richard Dunne’s career. QPR’s players turned their backs to allowWarnings that eating meat could be as dangerous as smoking are overblown because the evidence on the link between food and cancer is inconclusive, according to a leading expert.
The impairments include about $3 billion for Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique, which was only acquired in 2011,Alcan buyout ‘was on my watch’, says chief
Oleg Panteleev: ?First Deputy chairman of Russia’s committee on parliamentary issues. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Justine Greening, the international development secretary, said that David Cameron is failing to honour Margaret Thatcher’s legacy by neglecting social mobility, in remarks which will be seen as a rebuke to the domination of Etonians at the heart of power.
He has found temporary, part-time jobs with a waste management company and delivery business in the meantime, but is now planning to leave Britain. “Starting today, I’m working at a packing warehouse for ?7 an hour. I have GCSEs and A levels and would look into further education, but I’ve no hope of affording it.
“We don’t feel like it’s university any more ― they runCasa del Mare, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Things couldn’t have been more straightforward in the first set, as Benneteau served three double faults in his opening service game to gift Murray an earlyAndy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open, beating Italy’s Fabio Fognini comprehensively 6-2, 6-4.
Just 15 minutes’ drive from Orvieto, Palazzone is an imposing 14th-century mansion that provides a crisply minimalist counterpoint to the lushMPs have declared more than ?7.1 million from second incomes in the last year, latest records have revealed, with 26 MPs earning more outside of parliament than their ?67,000 House of Commons salary.
Thomas Piketty or Adam Smith? Adam SmithOver the past 12 months, she has become one of the world’s most sought after models, her baby-doll features and beetle-black eyebrows helping her to supplant Kate Moss at the pinnacle of British fashion.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
“Cash is king” is a cliche for good reason. As serial entrepreneur and fast-growth consultant Iain Johnston says in his ten tips on page seven: “Any business, no matter how successful, can fail when it runs out of cash.” He advises that those aspiring to fast growth “collect cash early, keep costs variable, arrange debt/equity finance before you need it and drive revenue”. Successful SMEs that attain sustainable fast growth, like Lily’s Kitchen, keep a close eye on their cash flow. A healthy obsession with spreadsheets does not come at the expense of creativity though.
Dennis and his dog Gnasher adorn the sides of buses. There’s a street named after the Bash Street Kids. A statue of Desperate Dan ― stomach bulging to bursting after one cow pie too many ― strides across the main square as Minnie the Minx targets him with a catapult. The Menace even leers fiendishly from a framed portrait over our hotel bed. The city is clearly proud to be the home of DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano, The People’s Friend and much else.
The warring parties in the rumpus at Caterham stepped back yesterday and handed the running of the operation to Finbarr O’Connell, the administrator at Smith & Williamson, who is attempting to sort out the financial mess.
Mr Cummings, a devout Methodist and former wheat trader, set up Tradebot in 1999 in his spare bedroom with $10,000 of initial funding, the company’s website says.
A statement from his Caterham Group accused Engavest, a consortium of Swiss and Arab investors, of putting Constantin Cojocar in charge of the F1 holding company ― and claimed that he was a cleaner fromA former npower customer was sent a final bill and then threatened with legal action 16 months after leaving the company. To make matters worse, the threats came even though he owed them nothing.
What are they? Companies that provide goods and services used in construction and manufacturing. The market isAlmost 100 members of Nigeria’s armed forces faced a court martial yesterday, accused of mutiny and cowardice, as their colleagues struggle to defeat a brutal Islamist insurgency which has turned parts of the country into a warzone.
After nearly four years of controversy and debate over Fifa’s decision to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the ECA chairman,21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, has abandoned its $80 billion bid for Time Warner, saying that to pursue a higher offer in the face of opposition would not be in its interests.
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
This week, AbbVie, a Chicago-based specialist in treating arthritis, said that it was close to a ?31 billion “mega-merger” deal to buy Shire. The ?53.20-a-share buyout sent Shire’s shares soaring. If the deal completes, it would make the UKIn May, Times correspondent Anthony Loyd was kidnapped in northern Syria with photographer Jack Hill. He tells the extraordinary story of their betrayal and capture by rebel leader Hakim Anza ? and his shooting at Hakim’s hands
“We’re frustrated it’s happened,” he said. “ThereAldermore will raise ?75 million when it floats this month, but the challenger bank will not be valued as highly as previously expected.
Raytheon signed a nine-year deal with the Labour government in 2007 to provide an e-Borders IT system which promised to provide “intelligence-led”It always looks infuriatingly easy to make money from property when you can’t actually afford the deposit on the “dead-cert” buy-to-let you are eyeing. Reports of how ordinary investors have made fortunes from property only add to the sense that you are missing out.
The figures are buried in a report on air quality that the government must submit each year to the European Commission. In February, the commission began legal proceedings against Britain for failing to reduce “excessive” NO2 levels.
Unimpressed? It hadn’t appealed to me, either. I was pretty much dragged to the Musee des 24 Heures (lemusee24h.com)Driving to Essex for the weekend we entertain each other by talking funny like wot they do on telly whenever this county gets coverage ― “Ow’s it goin then, orright mate, hahaha!” Then we arrive at Coggeshall and stop laughing because the place is striking: beamed houses, magnificent church, ancient streets boasting centuries-old decorative plasterwork. There’s even a pleasant cafe set in a wooden clock tower, shining freshly painted blue over the town centre.
Kirk Prest can still remember the stench that burnt the inside of his nose right after the BP oil spill four years ago. “The oil didn’t come ashore for a week. But I could smell it. It burnt my nose so bad, I had to come inside every 40 minutes or so.”
Mr Cummings, a devout Methodist and former wheat trader, set up Tradebot in 1999 in his spare bedroom with $10,000 of initial funding, the company’s website says.
Clarke, who was 27 at the time, survived and is now a football agent but Keane admits being struck by an “evil thought” when news came through ofThe Bank of England’s chief economist suggested today that record low interest rates could remain until after the general election.
The law in the United Kingdom, nevertheless, doesn’t consider having a personal injury solicitor mandatory. In other words, you can represent yourself in and out of court if you so wish. Doing so, though, is considered a bad idea for a lot of reasons:
Compare and contrast. Edinburgh Festival, 1994: Alan Davies is a Perrier award nominee, earning his comedic stripes alongside the likes of Harry Hill and Jack Dee. He’s high on the atmosphere ? and on the spliffs that he enjoys backstage. Now, at 48, he’s less likely to be spilling out of a venue at 6am and more likely to be rising refreshed and taking his wife and two toddlers out not long after “for an early coffee and a bun”.
Yet here, in the country of the First Amendment, in a land which glories in the virtue of speaking truth to power, many thought Mickelson should have held his tongue. “It was an uncomfortable train wreck spilling into an awkward dumpster fire,” said Jason Sobel, a writer for the Golf Channel.
Henry Engelhardt, Admiral’s founder and chiefEmerging markets and smaller company funds may grab the headlines, but many investors currently prefer less risky places for their money.
Mr Reynolds had been a Lance Corporal in800 years on from the signing of the Magna Carta, this year’s student essay competition returns to historic principles
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
Chris Jansen, the chief executive who joined only in January, resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave shortly with a pay-off understood to be about one year’s salary or ?600,000. Andy Boland,A City executive who “has been lusting after the AA since 2007” is close to completing the “management buy-in” and flotation of the roadside recovery services group.
The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
The French unemployment rate, measured according to the International Labour Organisation’s criteria, was the highest since the third quarter of last year, when it was 10.3 per cent.
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Who would have imagined that the music in Messiaen’s piano cycle Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus would ever be arranged for trumpet and orchestra? The thought I’m sure never crossed Messiaen’s mind. But the world never reckoned with the rise and rise of Britain’s top trumpeter, the blonde bombshell Alison Balsom, or the recording conglomerates’ current relish for making their classical releases soft and cuddly.
He said that the representatives had agreed seven core principles that the proposals should make. Among them are that they should not be conditional on any otherA sound operator with the reality TV series Cops was shot dead by police responding to an armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant. The accident raises more concern over the police’s use of force after recent fatal shootings.
The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
This was a cricketing contest without a prize ― no Ashes for the winners, nor sackcloth for the losers. Rob Oram, a trainee priest in Cambridge, played the hero’s role at the end, hitting 26 not out to take his team home, watched by more than 40 priests, a handful of them women,A former Archbishop of York has ended his 50-year ministry in the Church of England after being fiercely criticised by an official report into a clerical child abuse scandal.
Last week, the Bank was dragged deep into the latest City scandal after it suspended one individual amid suggestions that its “rigorous internal control processes” had not been followed.
The SFO alleges that Weavering Capital, the firm founded by Mr Peterson, collapsed in March 2009 due to his “dishonesty” rather than “bad luck or incompetence”, losing $600?million (?380?million) of investors’ money after hePresident Hollande faced open revolt from within his own cabinet yesterday after Arnaud Montebourg, his economy minister, attacked him for blindly following German-imposed policies that were leading France to disaster.
The international investigation is continuingThe level of public disenchantment with funds run by Britain’s high street banks was laid bare in figures released this month by the Investment Management Association, the industry trade body.
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
He has also taken to running as much of the consultancy as possible in “the cloud” so that he and his associates can all access the same information. “I was recently in the UK and two of my guys were in the Philippines, and we were all editing the same document for a presentation they had to give the next day.”
Things couldn’t have been more straightforward in the first set, as Benneteau served three double faults in his opening service game to gift Murray an earlyAndy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open, beating Italy’s Fabio Fognini comprehensively 6-2, 6-4.
David Cameron yesterday denied claims that the plans were “shambolic” after it emerged that Public Health ?England, which is charged with co?ordinating Britain’s response to the virus, had still not been given details of his proposals more than 24 hours after the policy was announced.
“Cash is king” is a cliche for good reason. As serial entrepreneur and fast-growth consultant Iain Johnston says in his ten tips on page seven: “Any business, no matter how successful, can fail when it runs out of cash.” He advises that those aspiring to fast growth “collect cash early, keep costs variable, arrange debt/equity finance before you need it and drive revenue”. Successful SMEs that attain sustainable fast growth, like Lily’s Kitchen, keep a close eye on their cash flow. A healthy obsession with spreadsheets does not come at the expense of creativity though.
“I was absolutely petrified of the man,” Mr Atkinson recalls. “After I joined the choir, the abuse started. He would tell me to go to theAfter years of talk, I finally took the plunge. But my journey in vest and trunks didn’t quite go to plan
Mr Roux said the police’s own photographs showed they had disturbed the scene and he accused the state of failing to produce key pieces of evidence because they knew it would undermine their case.
Start 2015 noisily amid a vivid display of pyrotechnics over Hong Kong on a voyage with Crystal Cruises that spends New Year’s Eve in Victoria Harbour for the annual firework celebrations. The spectacle is complemented by specially illuminated skyscrapers and the “Symphony of Lights” show set to music and billed as the world’s largest permanent such display. Christmas day is spent in Ho Chi Minh City where, between trips ashore, guests are entertained aboard Crystal Symphony with parties, shows and seasonal feasts.
The department said that Shire had provided “misleading information regarding the safety or efficacy” of the ADHD drugs Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Daytrana, as well as of Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of ulcerativeA crustacean known as the killer shrimp tops the Environment Agency’s list of “ten most-wanted” invasive species.
Aldermore blamed the “deterioration” in equities for the withdrawal of its IPO as European and US investors shunned the private equity-backed lender’s flotation, which had been expected to raise ?300 million for the bank and its backers.
As the old joke has it, football has been “America’s sport of the future since 1972”. But after several false dawns since Pele and the New York Cosmos in the mid-70s, the world game has finally got the previously impervious United States in its grip.
She recovered fully but the couple now make sure that they make time to listen to each other. “We go to the pub and sit down with an agenda. We talk about us and where we are as individuals, then we talk about the business. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day operations, so this gives us a chance to get our heads up and think about longer-term strategy.”It was a pig of a PMQs. It is generally believed that pigs don’t fly but I see them wing past quite frequently, for politics is full of ideas that, for fleeting moments, seem plausible.
The world’s greatest deliberative body has given up deliberating. Hundreds of years of tradition trashed in the blink of an eye. A system designed by God Almighty and respected by huddled masses, wherever in the world they huddle, binned overnight by American Jacobins. They will regret it. They too will be consumed in the fire they started.
GIC’s deal to take a slice of the equity is still being negotiated and it may not be named publicly as an investor when the deal is announced early next week, according to Sky News.
It is not just Chadha’s business that is on his mind when he travels, he is also determined to make time for his wife and three daughters, one of whom has special needs. “My wife is brilliant,” he says. “She handles all the routine stuff but there are some things that I always make sure I go to. At a certain point you just have to say that these things are a priority. Business is important to me, but so is my family.”
Amazon’s new “Prime” service in Britain will mirror its American offering, giving subscribers access to its internet video streaming service, e-book rentals and speedier delivery of purchases.
The win - Murray’s 15 in his last 17 matches - also boosts his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London, helping to keep him in eighth place - the final qualifying spot.
It is a business concept that has worked. “We have helped 200 plus businesses source freelance design work and fill positions. We’ve helped students earn in excess of ?100,000 directly via the site and this figure will be much higher with follow on work included,” he says.
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Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
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Michael Finnigan, from Crowthorne, Berkshire, was sent a ?350 bill to settle his dual fuel account in May, even though he had switched to another supplier in January last year. When Times Money contacted npower, the company disputed Mr Finnigan’s version of events, claiming that it had sent him his final bills by April 2013 and had waited until May this year to issue a reminderThe first talks on a new devolution settlement for Scotland took place in Edinburgh yesterday, with all parties committing to producing a “substantial and cohesive package of powers”.
They were taken from their homes and campuses in Cairo and the Nile delta after demonstrating against new measures to “secure” the country’s campuses with a private security firm, Falcon, which has been hired by the Egyptian government.
Lawrence Tomlinson, an entrepreneur and adviser to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, alleged that RBS had pushed healthy small and medium-sized enterprises into administration to strip their assets and then buy them back cheaply to turn a profit. HeThe state-run “bad bank” in charge of running down Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley’s loans has returned more than ?10 billion to the government.
While the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took a swipe at theA ?40,000 pay-off to the former head of children’s services in a town where hundreds of children were groomed and abused was an inexcusable “reward for failure”, it was claimed tonight.
“Certain states have helped to create it, and are now failing to withstand it. Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in hands of mad men who now spare no one,” he said. “The strategic blunders of the West inA woman allegedly inspired to poison her mother by television series Breaking Bad claimed it was a fantasy story to cover up her suicidal intentions, a court heard.
This is no ordinary fleet: each vehicle has been carefully chosen to suit the role of its driver. They will be used by WDH’s property maintenance teams ? builders, plumbers, electricians and ground staff ? to service 31,000 homes. Each of those tradesmen has their own requirements on the road, but Volkswagen’s versatile commercial vehicles are more than up to the different demands made on them.
Yet when you talk to the people and organisations involved about who should carry the can for the Ark debacle the response of everyone, from those who originally marketed the schemes to the regulators and the watchdog, is a firm: “Not me, guv.”
The US has spent weeks gathering a coalition of nations to strike back against Islamic State (Isis) after the group’s murderous campaign of conquest across northern Syria and Iraq and the beheadings of British and AmericanMore than 62,000 households deserted npower in the first six months of the year as complaints about the energy company with the worst track record on customer service continue to stack up.
The long-standing RioAlbania’s infrastructure has undergone a number of positive reforms over recent years, as the government prioritises focus and investment into modernising its transportation, energy and water systems.
A survey of 134,000 children by Public Health England found that while children’s teeth are in better shape than they were five years ago, hundreds of thousands of youngsters still have bad teeth.
Professor Tim Key, of the University of Oxford’s cancer epidemiology unit, said that it was difficult to isolate the connection between different types of food and serious illnesses because “everything you eat is correlated with everything else you do”.
The debate has flared again in recent days after England’s qualification for the tournament, which takes place next summer in the Czech Republic, with demands for Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the finals.
A Maltese patrol boat was first on the scene, and two Italian warshipsThe innuendo starts even before the curtain rises. An announcement declares the running time to be 69 minutes. Of course it is ― this is 50 Shades!, the musical parody of the sex novels by EL James.
The trial is due to open in New Orleans on Monday, barring an unlikely settlement out of court. It is expected to become an epic finger-pointing contest as BP and its partners in the ill-fated drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico seek to blame one another for the compendium of failures that led to the world’s biggest oil spill.
House of Commons rulesThe British Museum’s new Vikings show reveals they were more than just yobbo marauders
Evgeni Bushmin: ?Deputy speaker of Russia’s Federal Council. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
The 42-year-old charter fisherman from Plaquemines Parish received an emergency interim payment of $90,000 from BP, but this isn’t nearly enough to compensate for his lost income and the possibility that he may be unable to expand the business that he expected to keep him comfortable in retirement.
Aberdeen’s path into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup was not as bumpy as many might have expected, although Hamilton Academical put up a fighting finish.
Priding itself on the speed of its systems, Tradebot sees itself as an upstart that is determined to beat Wall Street atExperts on either side of the border tell Edward Fennell about the practical outcomes of a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum
Things couldn’t have been more straightforward in the first set, as Benneteau served three double faults in his opening service game to gift Murray an earlyAndy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open, beating Italy’s Fabio Fognini comprehensively 6-2, 6-4.
A user shoppingAmazon has taken a step towards killing off its Lovefilm brand by folding the business’s video-streaming operation into its “Prime” fast delivery service.
The company has incurred cost overruns and delays on a “small number” of fixed-price contracts signed during the recession,Insurers, government, business, farmers and householders will all be counting the cost
Growth trajectory “Tie up with Nobel Laureate Foundation has led to sales of 100,000 medallions”
The papers were discovered by builders late last year during the multimillion-pound renovation of the BuckinghamshireLondon’s highest tourist attraction now has a luxury hotel, the Shangri-La
They add: “It can result in teachers failing to accommodate different needs withinTheresa May’s plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud agency and absorb it into her FBI-style national crime force will damage the fight against financial crime, experts said yesterday.
Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California, who led an 18-year study of people aged 50 to 65, said: “The best change would be to lower the daily intake of proteins and especially animal-derived proteins, but don’tAmerican volunteers are fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria ― the first time that non-Muslim westerners have surfaced in the country in the war against Isis.
Liam Butler is brand director at Achica. He has previously held marketing and PR roles at Harrods and The Conran Shop. ()Getting to grips with the ten industries that all FTSE companies are allocated to is crucial for DIY investors who want to build a balanced portfolio. As we explained , each one has its characteristics and pros and cons. In the second instalment of our two-part guide, we look at what’s going on in the remaining industries we need to cover, with expert tips for the best shares to profit, and funds for diversified exposure.
After nearly four years of controversy and debate over Fifa’s decision to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the ECA chairman,21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, has abandoned its $80 billion bid for Time Warner, saying that to pursue a higher offer in the face of opposition would not be in its interests.
Successful actresses do not “start” their careers at 38. They do not become world-famous in their forties. Nor do they, eight years on from losing the role that brings them international fame, emerge from post-cancellation semi-obscurity to be hailed all over again aged 54. This, nevertheless, is the career cycle of Allison Janney.
The US has spent weeks gathering a coalition of nations to strike back against Islamic State (Isis) after the group’s murderous campaign of conquest across northern Syria and Iraq and the beheadings of British and AmericanMore than 62,000 households deserted npower in the first six months of the year as complaints about the energy company with the worst track record on customer service continue to stack up.
Less than an hour’s drive from Perugia, an hour and a half from Rome and just over two hours’ drive from Florence or the Maremma coast, Todi is accessible from a range of airports and well placed for those who want to explore the area. In short, the perfect location for a holiday home.
“It is a sign of rapprochement,” a Syrian activist among those helping to broker the exchange said.
“It is a bit of a turn-up on the face of it but it really should not come as a surprise,” Bryan Roberts, a director at Kantar Retail, said. “Online retailers are starting to realise that a physicalA small metal panel found on an uninhabited Pacific atoll belongs to the aircraft that Amelia Earhart was flying when she vanished 77 years ago, it was claimed yesterday.
He will be replaced today by Sam Walsh, head of the company’s iron ore division.
Lou Reed’s most celebrated song, from 1972’s classic Transformer, waxes nostalgic on his days with drag queens and hustlers from Andy Warhol’s Factory. Its wonderful refrain “and the coloured girls go do… do do…” is deceptive. The “coloured girls” were the all-white vocal trio Thunderthighs.
Viktor Ozerov: ?Chairman of Russia’s defence committee who supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Starting from the 10th, the 24-year-old birdied his first four holes and picked up another shot at the par-three 17th to reach the turn in 31, before further birdies at the second and ninth gave the world NoThe man from Hot Chip has made a solo debut that veers between stylishly downbeat and plain dreary. Taylor’s feather-light falsetto remains a thing of beauty and the arrangements, most of which he plays himself, are spare and wintry. His playfulness is still there too: New Hours, in which spangled synthesisers combine with what sounds like bottle-blowing, imagines an electro-funk band fronted by Darth Vader. There’s just too little warmth: by the end, you’re yearning for Taylor’s regular bandmates to pull him in bouncier directions. (Domino, out Mon)Alf-Inge Haaland has likened Roy Keane to Saddam Hussein after biting back in their long-running feud.
In this debut recital, recorded in London, where she now lives, every time she reached a peak my ears started sizzling. Some of her repertoire gets sunburnt too. Subtleties shrivel. Tonal variety fades as the same heat tends to bear down on everything she performs ? Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Strauss, the contemporary American Jake Heggie, Spanish zarzuelasOver the years that Angela Hewitt has recorded Bach for Hyperion records, it has gradually become clear that there has been an elephant in the room. Its unspoken name was The Art of Fugue, the monument of counterpoint left unfinished at Bach’s death. Hewitt wasn’t studying or playing it. Apart from being appallingly difficult, its music, she says, seemed remote, even boring.
Of course it is early days but overall the numbers still favour Labour. Ed’s personal ratings are another story and there is no doubt that Sisyphus and Ed M have muchMore than 6,000 new recruits have flocked to the ranks of Islamic State in Syria since American airstrikes began against the group last month, according to analysts.
In another image circulated on social media, his son, Tony Beig, boasts: “This isThe number of deaths linked to “legal highs” has risen eightfold to almost 100 in the past four years, according to figures to be published today.
Despite the cancellation of the offer, Virgin Money, another private equity-backed lender, looked set to brave the falling markets with itsOne of the high street’s fastest-growing challenger banks has been caught up in the crackdown on consumer credit and is paying back ?450,000 to customers wrongly charged interest on car loans.
Save for the honours boardThe US mid-terms are a charade being fought out in front of voters who couldn’t give a damn
In perhaps the most damning indictment of their failures, a number of watches went missing from Mr Pistorius’s bedroom, and the only people who had access were police officers. "What you cannot then do is make the accused a liar because of the disturbance of the scene by the police," Mr Roux insisted.
I bring you breaking news about America’s mid-term congressional elections, for which serious campaigning has just got under way. It is news that breathless TV anchors know in their hearts, but cannot bring themselves to utter.
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
But there is also quite a lot of tasseling. Not to mention sequins. And on a room-high screen, footage of Bj?rn Ulvaeus wearing a blue satin jumpsuit so tight it strains at not only its own edges but also at the edges of decency. You wouldn’t get that at the British Museum.Many bypass the city on their way up the M6 to Scotland, but a detour will reward you with history, art and nightlife
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The printers are falling in price as they come off patent ? it is possible to buy one now for less than ?1,000 ? and the technology is advancing so that a wider variety of materials can be used to print, from ceramic to titanium. There are 3D printing cafes where you can print out your own designs ? Makers Cafe opened last month in Shoreditch, east London. Small printers are even making their way on to, Singapore’s specialist in Company Setup. When it is time to Set Up your business in Singapore, 3E Accounting is your intelligent choice to deliver services that efficiently fulfill all statutory compliance regulations. We will have you through the process quickly and cost-effectively, allowing you to concentrate on building your business while we take care of all the accounting and regulatory details.
No faulting their focus, either. It was just on the wrong stuff ― those reassuring words from AbbVie boss Rick Gonzalez. How did he put it back in July? “This is a transaction that we believe has excellent strategic fit, well beyond the tax impact.” Or just two weeks ago to AbbVie staff,New charity bonds that can be held in an Isa and will pay a fixed income of around 4 per cent a year while providing finance for good causes look set to be heavily oversubscribed after policymakers again voted this week to hold the base rate at its record low, condemning savers to further misery with banks paying paltry returns.
Speaking on a conference call to investors, he said: “We are disappointed with the US Treasury as it [the rule change] does nothing to solve aShire has urged the board of its US suitor to meet as soon as possible to decide on its ?32 billion merger, which is on the brink of collapse in what could be the biggest casualty of new US tax regulations.
If you are a sketchwriter, there is no escaping one question these days. “So who’s going to win the election?” I am asked by almost everyone I run into. Until a month or so ago, I always said: “Well the numbers favour Labour and Ed Miliband.” At which point there was always a pause. “Really?” people would say, slightly incredulous, as if I might be trying to trick them.
John Chen, who was parachuted in as the chief executive eight months ago when BlackBerry could not find a buyer, told staff in a memo that the worst was over. “We have completed the restructuring notification process, and the workforce reduction that began three years ago is now behind us,” he wrote to 7,000 staff. He alsoWith a cloud of black smoke and a dull thud, a mortar shell fell near a bulldozer. The driver ran for his life. The peshmerga fighters in nearby trenches steadied their weapons as another shell exploded a hundred metres away.
The Front leader, who expects her party to top French voting in next week’sSome of Britain’s biggest investment institutions are slashing their holdings of UK equities and responding to the allure of Asia and emerging markets.
Nicknamed “The Conqueror”Scotland, in the mid-18th century, could reasonably have claimed to be the cleverest place on the globe. The country was a powerhouse of intellectual and scientific energy, with an unrivalled education system, five universities (to England’s two), an intensely literary culture, a widely literate population and some of the greatest thinkers and writers in history, including David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns.
The win - Murray’s 15 in his last 17 matches - also boosts his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London, helping to keep him in eighth place - the final qualifying spot.
SM UK now has 28 vehicles. “We get everything from them now, including a fleet of Volkswagen cars,” says MacDonald. “A friend asked why I was buying Volkswagen and I said, ‘Quality.’ I know it’s going to last. It’s practical. And it’s about image, too ? if you turn up in a Volkswagen van, it looks better than other vehicles.”
Compare and contrast. Edinburgh Festival, 1994: Alan Davies is a Perrier award nominee, earning his comedic stripes alongside the likes of Harry Hill and Jack Dee. He’s high on the atmosphere ? and on the spliffs that he enjoys backstage. Now, at 48, he’s less likely to be spilling out of a venue at 6am and more likely to be rising refreshed and taking his wife and two toddlers out not long after “for an early coffee and a bun”.
They are not mourning Nelson Mandela in Pickens, South Carolina. At least not officially. The city (population 3,000 and a few dogs; motto: “Where the Mountains Begin”) received the order from the White House for flags to be set at half mast.
David Cameron yesterday denied claims that the plans were “shambolic” after it emerged that Public Health ?England, which is charged with co?ordinating Britain’s response to the virus, had still not been given details of his proposals more than 24 hours after the policy was announced.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
The 42-year-old charter fisherman from Plaquemines Parish received an emergency interim payment of $90,000 from BP, but this isn’t nearly enough to compensate for his lost income and the possibility that he may be unable to expand the business that he expected to keep him comfortable in retirement.
“There is absolutely no sign of this threat abating, and withPope Francis, reacting to a new wave of “boat people” arriving across the Mediterranean, warned human traffickers yesterday that they will be judged by God.
Even if the judge rules that Mr Pistorius didn’t know his girlfriend was behind the toilet door, she can still find him guilty of either murder or culpable homicide if she thinks he acted unreasonably, but she will have to factor in his disability, into what she considers reasonable.Vladislav Surkov: Presidential Aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin
Along their front line with Islamic State, Kurdish forces have been throwing up vast defensive earthworks that follow the contours of the low hills. It has been less a case of “digging for victory” than digging to avoid defeat.
The answer was no. Under new rules brought in by Michael Gove last autumn, school attendance must always take priority over joyful, absorbing, memorable experiences even when the child in“There’s a first time for everything,” Nigel Farage said, while anxiously clutching a McFlurry in the middle of Clacton-on-Sea’s town centre. It was a reference to the McDonald’s ice cream bought for him by Douglas Carswell.
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Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
What is happening in the West Country is dreadful, yet the current death toll across Britain is in single figures. Any death is, of course, one too many but we’re mighty fortunate to live inClose allies of Ed Balls feared that he could be moved from his job as shadow chancellor.
Just like the Queen, the leading law firms north and south of the border are strictly neutral over the Scottish referendum. But as the experts who will be charged with the practical consequences of a possible ‘Yes’ vote they are ideally placed to map out what the future holds if Alex Salmond triumphs next week.
Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
The Rev Nathan Ntege and the verger and secretary of his church were accused of being part of a “conveyor belt” of bogus weddings to allow foreign brides and grooms to remain in Britain.
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“Bath,” says Phil Howe, with some spirit, “has hijacked her.” Standing in Basingstoke town centre, Howe gestures vaguely in the direction of Timpson’s dry-cleaners. “She wrote Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice here! This,” another hand in the direction of Zizzi’s Italian restaurant, “is where she spent her formative years.” I look at a nearby Barclays. I can’t help but think she may be able to bear the deprivation.
Abandoman have long drawn spirited delight from crowds, but in Hot Desk they seem to have hit another level. To match their big-impact numbers, they’ve got a big screen that weaves inThe Palestinian Authority is to ignore a plea from President Obama and ask the UN General Assembly to recognise a Palestinian state this month.
Start 2015 noisily amid a vivid display of pyrotechnics over Hong Kong on a voyage with Crystal Cruises that spends New Year’s Eve in Victoria Harbour for the annual firework celebrations. The spectacle is complemented by specially illuminated skyscrapers and the “Symphony of Lights” show set to music and billed as the world’s largest permanent such display. Christmas day is spent in Ho Chi Minh City where, between trips ashore, guests are entertained aboard Crystal Symphony with parties, shows and seasonal feasts.
They were taken from their homes and campuses in Cairo and the Nile delta after demonstrating against new measures to “secure” the country’s campuses with a private security firm, Falcon, which has been hired by the Egyptian government.
Phillip Monks, its chief executive, said that the Consumer Credit Act laid down precise information that had to be included in borrowers’ statements and, if this was omitted, all interest had to be repaid.
They add: “It can result in teachers failing to accommodate different needs withinTheresa May’s plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud agency and absorb it into her FBI-style national crime force will damage the fight against financial crime, experts said yesterday.
Clarke, who was 27 at the time, survived and is now a football agent but Keane admits being struck by an “evil thought” when news came through ofThe Bank of England’s chief economist suggested today that record low interest rates could remain until after the general election.
As they came under sporadic fire yesterday afternoon, the Kurds appeared stoic and claimed that they could hold off Isis forces,Is there another leader anywhere else in the world who loves and admires Britain more than Australia’s prime minister? I doubt it. There are certainly other leaders closer to David Cameron. New Zealand’s John Key springs to mind ― he and Mr Cameron share the same views on climate change and gay marriage, for example. Tony Abbott, in contrast, is more of a traditional conservative.
Aberdeen’s path into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup was not as bumpy as many might have expected, although Hamilton Academical put up a fighting finish.
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Albania has five airports across the country, four of which have paved runways. Triana International Airport N?n? Tereza is the largest and only international airport in the region. Located North West of Triana the airport operates flights to over 29 destinations including London, Istanbul, Rome and Munich. The airport has recently undergone expansion which has resulted in increased passenger traffic. In 2009 it was estimated that the airport moved over 1.3 million people and served 44 flight arrivals and departures per day.In a twist more in keeping with a political thriller than a Euro 2016 qualifier, the brother of Albania’s prime minister has been accused of flying the drone that led to the abandonment of a politically charged match between his country and Serbia last night.
With his white-hot beam of pure reason, he can cut through the dilemmas we lesser mortals wrestle with. When asked on Twitter if a woman should carry to term a foetus with Down’s syndrome, Dawkins replied: “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it intoWelcome to The Times Book Club! Think of us as an online version of your local book group - discussing one book a month with fellow Times readers and our Books desk. Access to this is included in your Times subscription and there’s no commitment at all; you can dip in and out as you like. Here’s how it works...
Of course it is early days but overall the numbers still favour Labour. Ed’s personal ratings are another story and there is no doubt that Sisyphus and Ed M have muchMore than 6,000 new recruits have flocked to the ranks of Islamic State in Syria since American airstrikes began against the group last month, according to analysts.
Power in Partnerships is brought to you in association withThe cost of mortgages is plummeting with the announcement today of a 0.99 per cent loan from HSBC. The offer, called by one broker “a crazy low rate”, is open to homebuyers with a 40 per cent deposit who will enjoy a 2.95 per cent discount off the bank’s standard variable rate for two years.
The AA, which was foundedThis feels like something of a “growing into your features” moment. The key ingredients to Abandoman’s act have been there for years. The super-fast way that Irish frontman Rob Broderick improvises rap lyrics based on audience suggestions. The way his more restrained guitarist James Hancox chimes in with sung refrains to create a different energy (and to give Broderick time to chew on his next set of rhymes).
In America, where I lived at the time, there were indulgent smiles; the kind you give a toddler who’s making a fuss but, really, he’s overtired, it’s not his fault and we’ve had a lovely day at the beach so we won’t spoil it now. Newsweek summed it up: “Has America’s even-tempered new President already ruffledWarm autumn days can see you discovering the winding, taverna-filled streets that lead up to the Parthenon
I interviewed Robert Gates once and the result was so stultifyingly dull that I don’t think any outlet of the BBC used it. I am not even sure what the subject was or where it took place. I can remember echoing corridors then it all goes blank.
The coroner, Lisa Lapointe, said: “We do not have a great deal ofCurriculum vitae
However, in the daughter’s police interviews following her arrest in January this year, Miss Patel insisted she bought the poison to kill herself after her mum cancelled the wedding with her fiance, Niraj Kakad.
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The video was released by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, which has faced fierce criticismThe United States is set to be crowned the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum this week, knocking Saudi Arabia off the top spot for the first time in two decades.
Professor Tim Key, of the University of Oxford’s cancer epidemiology unit, said that it was difficult to isolate the connection between different types of food and serious illnesses because “everything you eat is correlated with everything else you do”.
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The BNP Paribas Masters is Murray’s sixth tournament in as many weeks and today’s match will be his 22nd in that run, raising the possibility that he could burn himself out.
However, the BSA fears that the reluctance of these parties’ MEPs to attend important committees and engage in decision-making could, ironically, let through rulesWhether it’s standing up to Putin or falling-down houses, Americans think we have given up
Last year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched a new brand promise called “Working With You” to underpin its belief in a business partnership throughout your firm’s journey, and not just at the point of sale.
The , that lasted nearly two months, killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and gave a political boost to Abbas’s rivals in Hamas.
Have perceptions of which ideas, policies and language are acceptable inhibited rather than promoted genuine diversity? Are there more prescriptive lines around what is “appropriate” for people and organisations to do and think? In short, do notions of “political correctness” stifle diversity of speech and behaviour?
This is the topic of this year’s The Times/ Herbert Smith Freehills Student Advocacy Competition. Open to all students registered at a BritishBritish forces have “cut and run” from Helmand too quickly, risking hard-fought gains being lost to the Taliban, Afghan war veterans said last night.
Analysis of the latest register of members’ interests conducted by The Guardian revealed 20 MPs declared more than ?100,000 from external employment, directorships, speeches, consultancy and shareholdings.
Jane might. But her absence is rather more bothersome to Basingstoke. So inAs we pull away from Sarajevo airport the rotting skyscrapers of Dobrinja ― the area built for the 1984 Winter Olympics ― begin to rise up around the car. “You can ask me anything,” says Lorenc, our guide. “About the war, about peace, about life now. Do not be awkward. I can tell you about everything.”
Evgeni Bushmin: ?Deputy speaker of Russia’s Federal Council. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
He spoke out forcefully against the war in a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, referring to it repeatedly as “genocide” and vowing to hold Israel to account for “war crimes”.
The roughly 3ft sq battered metal panel wasA team trying to find out what happened to the pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished over the Pacific while flying around the globe 75 years ago, have found a debris field off an island in Kiribati, near to where the world’s most famous pilot made her final transmission.
Other initiatives have included matching the royalties of Mandela coin sales to launch a bursary for South African students and the giving away of “inexpensive copper-nickel Mandela medallions to less affluent people who have not been exposed to coin collecting,” he says. Clearly some of these people might one day become collectors although that isn’t Demby’s main motivation.
A personal injury claim is a way of getting compensation for different factors related to your accident such as any costs you may have had, income you may have lost, pain or suffering you may have endured. Often, when you are injured while at work or when traveling, for example, it’s the insurance company that pays. However, what normally happens is that the award is never enough for what you realistically need. Worse still, some defendants don’t want to take any responsibility whatsoever.
“We have taken him back to the police station for questioning and checking his passport. He can be charged for criminal trespass,”The US Navy’s Seal Team Six, which killed Osama bin Laden, has assumed its place in American military history. A year on from that raid, watched live by President Obama and Hillary Clinton, a former member of the elite organisation has told The Times that the group that pulled off the raid ― as well as the three other Seal Team Six assault groups ― have faced “far hairier and scarier” missions in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
The prosecution said the athlete’s account "could not possibly be true" because it jarred with police photographs from the scene. The precise location of key exhibits, including his duvet, Ms Steenkamp’s jeans, two bedroom fans and an extension cable with a plugboard were all used by the prosecution to pick holes in his testimony. However, his lawyers showed that police had moved exhibits, contaminated the scene and lied about who had access to the bedroom and the bathroom after the shooting.
Some go up to the Supreme Court where they attract much publicity but the main appeals, and many like them, are heard in the Court of Appeal’s civil division.
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
However, critics who argue that Radio 3 has been undermined by “creeping popularisation” have been given newThe voices of three young Muslim men climb in anger. They want to share their revulsion for fellow members of their Pakistani community who took a group of impressionable British schoolgirls and turned them into a collection of broken sex toys.
A personal injury claim is a way of getting compensation for different factors related to your accident such as any costs you may have had, income you may have lost, pain or suffering you may have endured. Often, when you are injured while at work or when traveling, for example, it’s the insurance company that pays. However, what normally happens is that the award is never enough for what you realistically need. Worse still, some defendants don’t want to take any responsibility whatsoever.
“I was told that I would receive an immediate payment of half the sum transferred, even though I was under 55, and that there would be no tax to pay on the money I received. The civil service and I did some research and found that the scheme was properlyAn “inseparable” couple who drowned off the coast of Cornwall had gone back into the sea to rescue four teenagers after abandoning their surfing session, friends said today
“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
“Cash is king” is a cliche for good reason. As serial entrepreneur and fast-growth consultant Iain Johnston says in his ten tips on page seven: “Any business, no matter how successful, can fail when it runs out of cash.” He advises that those aspiring to fast growth “collect cash early, keep costs variable, arrange debt/equity finance before you need it and drive revenue”. Successful SMEs that attain sustainable fast growth, like Lily’s Kitchen, keep a close eye on their cash flow. A healthy obsession with spreadsheets does not come at the expense of creativity though.
Other offenders include creeping water primrose, which has been sold as a pond plant butIn a nation that spends one day each summer celebrating revolution, the ‘Mickelson Mutiny’ provoked a surprisingly divided response.
The bigger than expected increase meant that the squeeze on household finances appears back on, after a single month’s respite, with wages in the three months to March growing at just 1.7 per cent.
“The most important target to achieve is per capita gross national income,” Mr Abe said, promising to aim for annual gains of 3 per cent or more. That would raise the average gross annual salary of about 3.84 million yen (?25,131) by 1.5 millionTeaching children in ability sets can be harmful to their education, experts warn in a report today. They also claim that excessively praising pupils can do more harm than good.
In his updated book, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, which is officially released tomorrow, Ferguson also rejects the common belief that heAlex Horne’s style of comedy tends to be playfulness with a purpose. For his 2008 show Wordwatching, he attempted to introduce new words (bollo, pratdigger) into the Oxford English Dictionary. Last year, in Lies, he didn’t talk live: instead he mimed to an hour of audio recordings of himself, to inventively prove a point about the deceits of life and stand-up.
Aldermore blamed the “deterioration” in equities for the withdrawal of its IPO as European and US investors shunned the private equity-backed lender’s flotation, which had been expected to raise ?300 million for the bank and its backers.
“Effluent is concentrated in river estuaries and coastal areas, which is where shrimps and other marine life live ― this means that the shrimps are taking on the excreted drugs of whole towns,” said Dr Alex Ford from the University ofFrench presidential staff are keeping an eye on Valerie Trierweiler, Fran?ois Hollande’s spurned partner, viewing her as a “grenade” who could detonate more scandal with a sequel to her book.
It is not a ridiculous as it sounds. In fact Arnie would be a highlyThe internet was supposed to open people’s minds. Yet it’s having exactly the opposite effect
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
Much-hyped plans to tax foreign investors on UK property gains were overshadowed by a surprise move that could hit many home owners who had no intention of becoming landlords. The change to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for non-resident home owners, dubbed an “oligarch tax”, will come into force in April 2015 and applies only to future gains. The estate agency Savills suggested this would do little toLawyers and number crunchers are trawling through the accounts of Tesco’s international division to see if irregularities found in its British business are more widespread than first thought.
Have you added to the sum total of happiness today? I’m not sure I have. But it’s tricky to calculate. If only there were a scientific device, a precisely calibrated joyometer that could quantify if one’s existence added or subtracted from humanity’s bottom line. Until then, thank goodness for Richard Dawkins.
At this time of year a walking tour of Glasgowis probably not everyone’s idea of a good idea, but I’m determined ? I’m on one of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) “miracle” tours and my cheery, stylish student guide Frances is doing a grand job of distracting me from the biting wind. We begin at the Gallery of Modern Art, an insanely grand Victorian edifice in keeping with the city’s elegant style. I’m amazed to discover that it used to be a private residence, belonging to a tobacco merchant. It’s the contemporary I’m here for, however ? over the past fewReader, compose yourself. Something of a most unexpected and serious nature has happened to Miss Austen.
Yet evenProperty experts predict a “purple patch” for the Scottish housing market after the referendum.
A single early break earned third-seeded Murray the first set and his powerful serving and fierce ground strokes soon had him in controlIt was one of the great secrets of the referendum and Andy Murray waited until the eleventh hour to reveal it: Britain’s number one tennis player was in favour of Scottish independence.
Yet here, in the country of the First Amendment, in a land which glories in the virtue of speaking truth to power, many thought Mickelson should have held his tongue. “It was an uncomfortable train wreck spilling into an awkward dumpster fire,” said Jason Sobel, a writer for the Golf Channel.
Yesterday the superstore began removing the meth-dealing action figures from shelves, bowing to a petitionCar insurance premiums have fallen by a fifth thanks to a government crackdown on “cash-for-crash” fraud and the first fall in injury claims in ten years, according to a report.
Leading legal experts agreed that the motion was narrowly focused and warned that it would provide no “green light” for broader military action against Isis; nor should it be read as giving a right to “self-defence” under internationalCoalition aircraft bombed 12 oil refineries in eastern Syria in territory held by Islamic State in an effort to break the terror group’s wealth and starve its armoured vehicles of fuel.
The printers are falling in price as they come off patent ? it is possible to buy one now for less than ?1,000 ? and the technology is advancing so that a wider variety of materials can be used to print, from ceramic to titanium. There are 3D printing cafes where you can print out your own designs ? Makers Cafe opened last month in Shoreditch, east London. Small printers are even making their way on to, Singapore’s specialist in Company Setup. When it is time to Set Up your business in Singapore, 3E Accounting is your intelligent choice to deliver services that efficiently fulfill all statutory compliance regulations. We will have you through the process quickly and cost-effectively, allowing you to concentrate on building your business while we take care of all the accounting and regulatory details.
Jacob Lew said that America “needs a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together” and criticised US companies attempting to carry out controversial “tax inversions”.
The Members of Parliament we elect today are not really in charge. TheyFor most owners of The Book of St Albans, the first colour book printed in English, the illustrations of hawks and heraldry are exciting enough. Its images have made it one of the most collectible books in the history of English printing ― but one early reader was not wholly absorbed.
Charges levelled by the justice department against the London-listed pharmaceuticals group include that it wrongly claimed that Adderall XR, its flagship drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, would “normalise” patients and protect them from traffic accidents and sexually transmitted diseases.
He will be replaced today by Sam Walsh, head of the company’s iron ore division.
The company is also eyeing up expansion abroad: “Youth unemployment is not just a UK issue but right across the world, this is coupled with a simultaneous shift toward flexible and freelance work,” Ball says.
“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
SM UK now has 28 vehicles. “We get everything from them now, including a fleet of Volkswagen cars,” says MacDonald. “A friend asked why I was buying Volkswagen and I said, ‘Quality.’ I know it’s going to last. It’s practical. And it’s about image, too ? if you turn up in a Volkswagen van, it looks better than other vehicles.”
This is not a highbrow event, though it is neatly done, with a double layer of storytelling. Thread one is a camped-up retelling of the novel ― prissy college girl Anastasia Steele (Lucy Grainger) meets bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey. Thread two is the tale of a three-woman book club who gossip and sing around the stage as the literary phenomenon leads to their own sexualNever mind the Taj Mahal or Grand Canyon ? try diving with whale sharks or stargazing in Utah instead. Travel experts tell Lisa Grainger what’s on their bucket lists
The sluggish GDP performance is particularly concerning amid the widespread belief that there will be a marked decrease in consumption afterProzac is not just lifting humans out of the darkness ― it’s doing the same to shrimp. Antidepressants are believed to be leaking into waterways and the sea in increasing quantities as record numbers of the drugs are being dispensed, causing changes in the behaviour of sealife. Shrimp are swimming towards sunlit water where they become easy prey for passing fish.
Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California, who led an 18-year study of people aged 50 to 65, said: “The best change would be to lower the daily intake of proteins and especially animal-derived proteins, but don’tAmerican volunteers are fighting alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria ― the first time that non-Muslim westerners have surfaced in the country in the war against Isis.
I spent Monday following the prime minister around. At Portsmouth Charter Academy, a school once so anarchic that only 3 per cent of kids achieved five GCSE passes, a girl told him with disarming candour: “I won’t lie. I was sooo naughty back then.”
The papers were discovered by builders late last year during the multimillion-pound renovation of the BuckinghamshireLondon’s highest tourist attraction now has a luxury hotel, the Shangri-La
She recovered fully but the couple now make sure that they make time to listen to each other. “We go to the pub and sit down with an agenda. We talk about us and where we are as individuals, then we talk about the business. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day operations, so this gives us a chance to get our heads up and think about longer-term strategy.”It was a pig of a PMQs. It is generally believed that pigs don’t fly but I see them wing past quite frequently, for politics is full of ideas that, for fleeting moments, seem plausible.
“WDH’s decision to work with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has allowed us to demonstrate the flexibility of our entire range,” says Alastair Hemmings, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK. “The combination of our broad model range and our dedicated support team has helped us to deliver a fleet solution that meets the needs of WDH now and into the future.”
“There is absolutely no sign of this threat abating, and withPope Francis, reacting to a new wave of “boat people” arriving across the Mediterranean, warned human traffickers yesterday that they will be judged by God.
8. Explain to Uncle Sam that all due taxes have been paid because of its "same country exception" rule ? that royalties taken by two companies in the same jurisdiction (eg, the Republic of Ireland) cannot be taxed twiceA “driverless” car is to be tested by scientists on the public highway later this year, the Government announced yesterday.
In 2009 the school was taken over by Ark, which employed some of the city’s former naval personnel to impose discipline.
Last month it received 121,662 complaints from customers, up slightly from the previous month but down fromYou can find some great bargains in art, antiques and collectibles at an auction. Dealers buy much of their stock there and then add a mark-up, so you’re effectively paying “trade” prices for starters. Auction houses also offer enormous variety, with prices ranging from just a few pounds to tens of millions.
I spent Monday following the prime minister around. At Portsmouth Charter Academy, a school once so anarchic that only 3 per cent of kids achieved five GCSE passes, a girl told him with disarming candour: “I won’t lie. I was sooo naughty back then.”
Education Westwood’s Grammar School, Northleach, Gloucestershire; BA in medieval history from King’s College London
Around 10,000 passengers a week are thought to arrive from Guinea, ?Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, Gatwick airport and Eurostar said last night that they hadThe motion to go before MPs today on joining airstrikes in Iraq is lawful and proportionate ― but does not give cover to further military action in Syria, senior legal figures have told The Times.
Similarly, Bath Tourism describes the Royal Crescent as “without doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK”. Does FredFoster1975, contributor of 14 reviews to Tripadvisor and, somewhat confusingly, a 39-year-old woman,Tradebot Systems, the only high-frequency trading firm to be directly named in the New York attorney-general’s allegations against Barclays, was among the pioneers of the computerised “black box” systems that have become endemic in markets.
“It makes me reflect back again toThree Afren directors sold off more than a million pounds of shares in the oil company just weeks before they crashed 30 per cent when an investigation into unauthorised payments was revealed.
The video was released by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, which has faced fierce criticismThe United States is set to be crowned the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum this week, knocking Saudi Arabia off the top spot for the first time in two decades.
This is no matter of simply providing vehicles and moving on. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles prides itself on its “Working With You” brand promise; building strong relationships with businesses that employ a Volkswagen fleet. The business centre support team at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles fleet team covers all areas of Great Britain and Northern Island, providing fleet managers with the best professional service and advice, from legislation to emissions, quickly and efficiently. And once on the road, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ business development managers are on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly, offering dedicated aftercare that is more than help, but a real partnership with you and your company.
The EU’s limit for nitrogen dioxide pollution was exceeded in 38 out of 43 areas of the UK last year, causing thousands of premature deaths.
Aleksandr Galkin: ?Commander of Russia’s southern military district, units of which were deployed to CrimeaCareless talk by Rachida Dati, the fallen star of President Sarkozys Cabinet, has upset her campaign to relaunch her career as a diligent and modest member of the European Parliament.
Priding itself on the speed of its systems, Tradebot sees itself as an upstart that is determined to beat Wall Street atExperts on either side of the border tell Edward Fennell about the practical outcomes of a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum
and the Transporter have spent 60 years helping customers achieve extraordinary things. Here’s to the next 60!
“It is kind of out there,” Mr Fitzgerald said at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. “It is tethered, has wings and you go to highWily Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths have been unmasked as master fraudsters who deceived kings, warriors and even today’s historians with an ancient technique.
And then“Stand-out” growth in hip replacements in the US sent Smith & Nephew to near the top of the FTSE 100 leader board yesterday.
In a desperateA total of 195 students were arrested last week ― the first of the academic year ― as Egypt’s military-backed government moved to stamp out dissent by banning demonstrations on campus.
It’s the basic premise of any number of war movies: a soldier is stranded behind enemy lines and during his struggle for survival finds himself questioning just who the adversary really is. But transposing the action to the streets of Belfast during the Troubles brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn scenario. Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre of his star quality as the accidentally abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller. Yann Demange, 15,It’s nice to know that 17th-century tragedy can still cause a stir.
Time to hit Putin where it hurts: send for Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a serious suggestion made recently by Nina Krushcheva, Nikita Krushchev’s granddaughter, who sees the muscleman film star as the ideal foil for the Russian president. Mr Putin, she explained, is star struck and respects physical strength. He could not resist the opportunity to be in this movie; to be pally with a super-sized American diplomat. Remember the Obama administration promised a “reset” of its relationship with Moscow? You wanna reset that, Vlad?
“Effluent is concentrated in river estuaries and coastal areas, which is where shrimps and other marine life live ― this means that the shrimps are taking on the excreted drugs of whole towns,” said Dr Alex Ford from the University ofFrench presidential staff are keeping an eye on Valerie Trierweiler, Fran?ois Hollande’s spurned partner, viewing her as a “grenade” who could detonate more scandal with a sequel to her book.
Scoin Shop, which turns over about ?3million a year at its store in west London, has gone on to set up a peace makers’ museum in South Africa to celebrate the four Nobel Laureates from the country - Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk. Since the museum openned a year ago it has hosted 16,000 visitors, Manchester-born Demby explains.
8. Explain to Uncle Sam that all due taxes have been paid because of its "same country exception" rule ? that royalties taken by two companies in the same jurisdiction (eg, the Republic of Ireland) cannot be taxed twiceA “driverless” car is to be tested by scientists on the public highway later this year, the Government announced yesterday.
Mr Reynolds had been a Lance Corporal in800 years on from the signing of the Magna Carta, this year’s student essay competition returns to historic principles
A fanciful comparison? Well, Bridgnorth, aBam! Splat! Wham! Zang! There’s no escaping Dennis the Menace and his cartoon chums in Dundee.
Confirmation of this came yesterday with the unveiling of the city’s first $1 million (?620,000) parking spaces, which are to go on sale in a basement in SoHo.
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The response, from County Sheriff Rick Clark, on his Facebook page, was firm: “Nelson Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave man but he was not an AMERICAN!!! The flag should be lowered at our Embassy in S. Africa, but not here.”
“The flexibility of the Volkswagen model range has allowed us to customise the vehicles to meet our exact needs,” says Rick Young, fleet manager at WDH. His new fleet includes a mix of Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Transporter and Crafter vans, ready to face any challenge along the way.
The pound’s strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought, possibly even this year. Mark Carney, the Governor, has said that it won’t raiseThe Dreyfus affair born out of anti-semitism and army corruption in 19th-century France is brilliantly retold by Harris
Young women were found to be twice as likely to “sext” naked pictures of themselves than men, while many have sent the photos to strangers.
Instead of picking up his ‘Silver Bear’ award for directing The Ghost Writer, Polanski was languishing in his Swiss chalet with an electronic foot-cuff ensuring that he can get no further than his garden.
“It is kind of out there,” Mr Fitzgerald said at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. “It is tethered, has wings and you go to highWily Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths have been unmasked as master fraudsters who deceived kings, warriors and even today’s historians with an ancient technique.
But the figure could have been marginally higher had it not been for the ?116 million forked out for mis-sold payment protection insurance and consumer credit, another legacy from Northern Rock andPresident Rouhani told the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday that “strategic blunders” by the West had created terrorist havens that now threatened global security.
The sale of that fuel, smuggled to Turkey and Iraq, has helped to boost Isis’s coffers, making it the richest terror organisation inAjman is one of seven Emirates, which form the United Arab Emirates, and lies on the Arabic Peninsula. Ajman is bordered by the Emirates of Umm Al-Qiwain and Sharjah, the Persian Gulf makes up its north-west shoreline. The metropolitan area of Ajman covers about 260 square kilometres and Ajman as the smallest of Emirates is around 460 square kilometres. The capital of the Ajman's emirate is called Ajman City, which lies on the coast of the Persian Gulf. The population of Ajman according to the Ajman Government the population in 2006 stood at 212 thousand.
Similarly, Bath Tourism describes the Royal Crescent as “without doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK”. Does FredFoster1975, contributor of 14 reviews to Tripadvisor and, somewhat confusingly, a 39-year-old woman,Tradebot Systems, the only high-frequency trading firm to be directly named in the New York attorney-general’s allegations against Barclays, was among the pioneers of the computerised “black box” systems that have become endemic in markets.
As obvious as it may sound, it is very easy to overlook the risk of non-payment. You can establish the credit rating of potential clients in many countries and guard against non-payment through, for instance, a letter of credit or credit insurance.? UKEF can provide advice and insurance where the private market can’t help.
It’s a surprising welcome to a city that has one of the most tragic recent histories of any in Europe. Before the Balkan wars of the Nineties Sarajevo was a cosmopolitan city renowned for its mixed population where Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks co-existed so successfully thatThe governing body of world football has rarely been free of controversy or criticism. Now, institutionalised sexism can be added to corruption, bribery and lack of transparency in the list of charges levelled at Fifa.
The last time this level of difficulty was encountered was in the mid-1990s. A clue to this predicament lies in the report, Hangover Cure: dealing with the household debt overhang as interest rates rise, by Katie Blacklock and Matthew Whittaker from the Resolution Foundation. They say: “Unemployment, underemployment, fallingGains by Eurosceptic parties such as Ukip in the European elections next month could result in less engagement by MEPs with policymakers in Brussels and failure to water down heavy-handed regulation of mortgage and wider financial services markets, the Building Societies Association (BSA) has warned.
“It is a sign of rapprochement,” a Syrian activist among those helping to broker the exchange said.
Which might have begged a question, which got an immediateIt is the wedding ring that will shatter a million dreams ― proof to women around the globe that George Clooney is, finally, off the market.
Property particulars will sometimes contain the boast that a house is “steeped in history” when it is merely old, rather than ancient. Abbey House, however, can trace its beginnings back to the 7th century, giving the buyers of this grade I listed stately pile, in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury (England’s oldest borough), considerable scope to brag. The mansion was once part of Malmesbury Abbey, which stands next door. This religious house is reputed to have been founded by Mailduib, a hermit who, presumably through hunger, was forced to renounce solitude and take in pupils. This group then formed aThe American suitor circling Shire has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown, retracting claims that it had shareholder support for its bid.
According to the prosecution, Ms Steenkamp died at 3.17am, and the screams the neighbours heard were hers. They claimed that she had gone downstairs at 1am to eat, which is supported by the post-mortem results. A neighbour heard an argument at about 2am, which contradicts the athlete’s claims they went to sleep at about 10pm.
It is a business concept that has worked. “We have helped 200 plus businesses source freelance design work and fill positions. We’ve helped students earn in excess of ?100,000 directly via the site and this figure will be much higher with follow on work included,” he says.
“When it comes to diet and cancer, people just didn’t realise how difficult this was going to be,” he said.
This is not a highbrow event, though it is neatly done, with a double layer of storytelling. Thread one is a camped-up retelling of the novel ― prissy college girl Anastasia Steele (Lucy Grainger) meets bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey. Thread two is the tale of a three-woman book club who gossip and sing around the stage as the literary phenomenon leads to their own sexualNever mind the Taj Mahal or Grand Canyon ? try diving with whale sharks or stargazing in Utah instead. Travel experts tell Lisa Grainger what’s on their bucket lists
The list is endless, and it sums up Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new brand promise, Working With You. It’s what makes the Transporter unique and cherished. Because once you drive a Volkswagen Transporter, you’re not just getting a van, you’re joining a club that spreads all over the globe.
“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
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This begins with establishing precisely what your company’s needs are. Only when a team of expert fleet consultants has taken the time fully to understand your business will a recommendation be made, with any product or service tailored to your requirements.
He has found temporary, part-time jobs with a waste management company and delivery business in the meantime, but is now planning to leave Britain. “Starting today, I’m working at a packing warehouse for ?7 an hour. I have GCSEs and A levels and would look into further education, but I’ve no hope of affording it.
With his white-hot beam of pure reason, he can cut through the dilemmas we lesser mortals wrestle with. When asked on Twitter if a woman should carry to term a foetus with Down’s syndrome, Dawkins replied: “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it intoWelcome to The Times Book Club! Think of us as an online version of your local book group - discussing one book a month with fellow Times readers and our Books desk. Access to this is included in your Times subscription and there’s no commitment at all; you can dip in and out as you like. Here’s how it works...
Ferguson believes that Moyes “hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club” and found the move from Everton “a massive jump”, saying that his successor went against the club’s traditions by adopting a slower style of play that he would not have tolerated.
Ferguson believes that Moyes “hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club” and found the move from Everton “a massive jump”, saying that his successor went against the club’s traditions by adopting a slower style of play that he would not have tolerated.
Airbnb has been used byThere’ll be more explosions at the Royal Festival Hall today than in a typical performance of 1812 Overture. Shareholders at the Barclays annual meeting want to vent their displeasure at the bank’s decision to raise staff bonuses in spite of falling profits and an emergency capital-raising. Small investors, in particular, their holdings down by 17 per cent in a year, will relish manning the cannons.
A survey of 134,000 children by Public Health England found that while children’s teeth are in better shape than they were five years ago, hundreds of thousands of youngsters still have bad teeth.
However,Police in Sichuan province yesterday swooped on a group of 30 investors protesting against the “deception” of China’s largest bank in a scandal that threatens to lay bare years of sharp practice across the country’s financial system.
SM UK’s team keeps their vans for between four and five years, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles go the extra mile whatever the age of the vehicle. “We don’t usually have warranty claims and even when a van’s out of warranty, the Van Centres will look after us” says MacDonald.
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“And how’s that working out for you?” I asked, dumbfounded at the apparent uselessness of such a strategy, while tingling with pleasure at the sheer, absolute and unbending optimism it encompasses. Such optimism, or lesser shades of it, is woven deeply into the American psyche. It’s part of what makes this such a wonderful country to live in, enabling the life-affirming beliefWas there ever such an agreeably easy tax with which to pluck a nation’s feathers as VAT? Companies do all the work of calculation and collection, while shoppers barely notice it, because it is concealed within the overall price tag. It doesn’t seem to have the same incendiary effect on voters as, say, fuel duty or income tax.
The term Umbrella Revolution gained traction on social media to describe the protests, referring to the activists’ tactic of using umbrellas to shield themselvesEbola screening checks are largely voluntary, health officials conceded yesterday as the first passengers to arrive at Heathrow under the new system dismissed it as a “joke”.
2. We will advise you if additional work is required, give you a cost estimate and won’t carry it out until you authorise us to do so.
The reality is a lot less clear-cut, and just about every aspect of Kenneth’s story is hotly disputed.
Around 10,000 passengers a week are thought to arrive from Guinea, ?Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, Gatwick airport and Eurostar said last night that they hadThe motion to go before MPs today on joining airstrikes in Iraq is lawful and proportionate ― but does not give cover to further military action in Syria, senior legal figures have told The Times.
When Alice Oseman was 16 she used to spend a lot of time in her room. Liked to tap tap tap in bed with her laptop on her knees. And when I climb the stairs to her bedroom I can see why people might roll their eyes and conclude: “Typical teenager.”
By contrast, Germany enjoyed a sharpSometimes the drugs just don’t work. Ask the hedge funds. Boy, did they dose up on Shire’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder pills. Big time, too, once it agreed to be swallowed up by America’s AbbVie for ?32 billion. The hedgies ended up with a third of the company.
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
Vladimir Konstantinov: Konstantinov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Konstantinov is the speaker of the Crimean parliament, which on March 11, 2014, declared independence from Ukraine
“Taken together, this implies interest ratesDavid Cameron declared tonight that “money is no object” in the effort to help flooded communities after Britain’s wettest winter for almost 250 years.
It was all cricket’s fault. Ms Taylor, 34, is the wife of Kevin Pietersen,The new Mondrian spa on the South Bank is spartan but inviting and refreshingly devoid of new-age mumbo jumbo
As the players rushed to congratulate Bumgarner, wild celebrations kicked off in San Francisco. While fans spilledIt was on the third day of our holiday to Mexico that we decided to give the yoga lessons a shot. Bloated with tacos, reeling from too many margaritas, sleeping 14 hours a night and succumbing to the boredom of beach life, a little exercise seemed like a good idea. But it became pretty obvious pretty quickly that we’d made a mistake.
The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
Growth trajectory “Our plan is to be the number one health drink brand by 2017. We plan to triple our turnover from ?1.5 million in that time”
Growth trajectory “Turnover has grown at 25 to 30 per cent year on year”
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
2. We will advise you if additional work is required, give you a cost estimate and won’t carry it out until you authorise us to do so.
He said: “I often say [things], not in my position as chief executive of IAG, but because people ask our personal opinions and I will continue to voice my personal opinion.”
This month the spectacle spawns a book: Dogs Hanging Out of Windows. Among the 95 shots are a wistful chocolate labrador taking in a sunset; a dopey, delirious cockapoo ? eyes closed, lapping up the fresh air; Antoine, a springer spaniel ? partly curious, mostly alarmedIn the future world of digital fashion, you won’t try on new clothes but zap them on ? a new dress will be a few smartphone taps away with the mobile app store for digital apparel.
It has emerged that senior officials insisted they would not consider appointing a woman to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar. One female executive claimed that she was warned she was “fighting the wrong battle” by putting women forward for the role.
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
This is what Mark McDermott, the founder of digital agency Codegent, found out to his cost when his company culture was at threat when he was forced to hire people rapidly to cope with a sudden growth spurt. However, successful companies are resilient and are able to recover from their mistakes with dignity ? and growth ? intact even when, in the case of Morphm Costumes, the mistake is a consignment of pink body suits with tutus.A year ago, the Treasury relaxed the rules on individual savings accounts (Isas), allowing investors to hold shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) within their tax-free shelters for the first time. Investors jumped at the chance, with stockbrokers reporting large numbers of their clients moving Aim shares into Isas. The market’s performance since then has been less than impressive ? the 100 largest companies on Aim fell by an average of 1.6 per cen t over the year to the end of August, a period during which the FTSE 100 Index of large, blue-chip companies was up 5.6 perA supermarket price war could not pull down inflation last month as rising air fares and fuel costs pushed the consumer prices index up from 1.6 per cent to 1.8 per cent.
Heels or flats? Always heels. I like high shoes, I’m 5ft 3in. I don’t shop much but I like buying shoes
2. Religion wasn’t all about Thor and his hammer
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
Currently only one in five UK SMEs are exporting. That’s a missed opportunity when you consider that businesses are 11 per cent more likely to survive if they trade internationally, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
The company staged a “We love Mandela” art exhibition at South Africa House in London, in October last year at its own expense, this proved so successful Demby has been invited to take the display to the United Nations in July to celebrate Nelson Mandela day.
Have you added to the sum total of happiness today? I’m not sure I have. But it’s tricky to calculate. If only there were a scientific device, a precisely calibrated joyometer that could quantify if one’s existence added or subtracted from humanity’s bottom line. Until then, thank goodness for Richard Dawkins.
Mr Christie reads the polls. Six out of ten Americans want all members of Congress chucked out. Dear old John McCain, still as energetic as ever in the cause of blue-blazer bipartisan reasonableness, wondered aloud how his party could get less popular: “We’re down to family members and paid staffers.”
The principal themes of his election campaign last August were stopping the boats full of illegal immigrants that were heading towards Australia and scrapping the Labor government’s flagship environmental policy, a carbon tax. He has alreadyCampaigners seeking to oust Britain’s first directly elected Muslim mayor last night claimed witnesses in their High Court action were being intimidated.
Heels or flats? Always heels. I like high shoes, I’m 5ft 3in. I don’t shop much but I like buying shoes
This came home to him several years ago when his wife, who is a director of the business, fell ill. “She was complaining about feeling unwell and exhausted but I was working hard on the business, I was abroad a lot, and I did not pay enough attention to the situation. In the end she had a blackout and ended up in hospital.”
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Phillip Monks, its chief executive, said that the Consumer Credit Act laid down precise information that had to be included in borrowers’ statements and, if this was omitted, all interest had to be repaid.
SM UK now has 28 vehicles. “We get everything from them now, including a fleet of Volkswagen cars,” says MacDonald. “A friend asked why I was buying Volkswagen and I said, ‘Quality.’ I know it’s going to last. It’s practical. And it’s about image, too ? if you turn up in a Volkswagen van, it looks better than other vehicles.”
The Duchess of Cambridge has not worn a royal crown on her tour of the Antipodes, but she doesn’t need to. She has rich hair. Whether it is pulled by Prince George’s chubby fingers or blown by the Sydney Harbour breezes, her tresses behave only as those that have been expensively cut and luxuriously and routinely re-styled. Clothes, as Kate Middleton shows in her frequent high street choices, do not make the woman or distinguish social class.
A personal injury claim is a way of getting compensation for different factors related to your accident such as any costs you may have had, income you may have lost, pain or suffering you may have endured. Often, when you are injured while at work or when traveling, for example, it’s the insurance company that pays. However, what normally happens is that the award is never enough for what you realistically need. Worse still, some defendants don’t want to take any responsibility whatsoever.
Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Aksyonov claims to be the Prime Minister of Crimea and has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyivv
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
Despite the cancellation of the offer, Virgin Money, another private equity-backed lender, looked set to brave the falling markets with itsOne of the high street’s fastest-growing challenger banks has been caught up in the crackdown on consumer credit and is paying back ?450,000 to customers wrongly charged interest on car loans.
President Erdogan of Turkey chose a visit to the nearby city of Gaziantep to announce that Kobani was “on the verge of falling”, even as the Isis artillery continued to pound residential neighbourhoods of the encircled town. Turkish tanks, their turrets pointed towards Kobani, were parked along the border within a few hundred metres of the battle, but did not move.
Successful actresses do not “start” their careers at 38. They do not become world-famous in their forties. Nor do they, eight years on from losing the role that brings them international fame, emerge from post-cancellation semi-obscurity to be hailed all over again aged 54. This, nevertheless, is the career cycle of Allison Janney.
Confirmation of this came yesterday with the unveiling of the city’s first $1 million (?620,000) parking spaces, which are to go on sale in a basement in SoHo.
Take a bow, Ms Palin. Once again you have contributed to the great American story. Part of the glamour of America is its rancid seediness. The road; Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n’ Biscuits in a truck stop at 3am;At noon on the east coast and 9am on the west coast, the United States is in for a record-breaking moment, no matter how Jurgen Klinsmann’s adopted nation do against Germany.
The date, in 2003, is nearly a decade ago, and four years after the first allegation of abuse by the former Dean of Manchester Cathedral was made. A claim in the memo that nothing can be done for the victims unless they make an official report is wrong. There are two references to the health of the accused and none to the accusers’, and inWe don’t like actors to do anything else. It’s become so bad that the only thing they’re fit for is to become President of the United States, or, failing that, Governor of California.
I’ve interviewed a few victims in my time, from former City analyst GeraintAndrew Strauss, one of the England’s most successful captains, believes that Test cricket is in crisis and will fizzle out as a frontline game. Worse still, he thinks that the decline has passed the point of no return as the 20-over format flexes its economic muscles ever more strongly.
The Iraqi Prime Minister wants to be seen as a decisive and robust leader in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in the spring. To this end, he has long desired to dissolve the Sunni protest camp at Ramadi, Anbar’s provincial capital.
A cross-party, multi-ethnic group of voters has gone to court to claim that Lutfur Rahman’s re-election in May was fraudulent and flawed and that he should be stripped of office. The mayor is vigorously defending the court action.
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On July 31, Afren revealed to the market that Mr Ullah and Osman Shahenshah, Afren’s chief executive, had been suspended as part of an investigation into unauthorised payments from a Nigerian producer,It has been three months that Afren shareholders will want to bleach from their memories. Since the end of July, the value of their investment in the oil and gas exploration company that focuses on Africa has nearly halved, retreating a further 15.6 per cent yesterday.
Yesterday the superstore began removing the meth-dealing action figures from shelves, bowing to a petitionCar insurance premiums have fallen by a fifth thanks to a government crackdown on “cash-for-crash” fraud and the first fall in injury claims in ten years, according to a report.
The law in the United Kingdom, nevertheless, doesn’t consider having a personal injury solicitor mandatory. In other words, you can represent yourself in and out of court if you so wish. Doing so, though, is considered a bad idea for a lot of reasons:
Sajid Javid, the Treasury Minister, could have given valuable insights into the bank’s future strategy. Instead, he used his time at the dispatch box yesterday to burble on about how the previous Government overpaid for RBS shares during its ?45 billion rescue.
Clarke’s career was cut short when the defender ? then on loan at Leicester City from Sunderland - collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing room at half-time of his team’s League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Raytheon signed a nine-year deal with the Labour government in 2007 to provide an e-Borders IT system which promised to provide “intelligence-led”It always looks infuriatingly easy to make money from property when you can’t actually afford the deposit on the “dead-cert” buy-to-let you are eyeing. Reports of how ordinary investors have made fortunes from property only add to the sense that you are missing out.
“Do you think that the corrupt, those who traffic people and weapons, are really happy?” Francis asked the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience.
When Alice Oseman was 16 she used to spend a lot of time in her room. Liked to tap tap tap in bed with her laptop on her knees. And when I climb the stairs to her bedroom I can see why people might roll their eyes and conclude: “Typical teenager.”
With control of the Senate at stake during the final two years of President Obama’s term of office, Republican and Democratic spending has been at unprecedented levels. Almost five years after the Supreme Court lifted restrictions on the size and source of donations in a case known as Citizens United v Federal Electoral Commission, the impact of “dark money” from secret bankrollers has never been greater.
It’s the basic premise of any number of war movies: a soldier is stranded behind enemy lines and during his struggle for survival finds himself questioning just who the adversary really is. But transposing the action to the streets of Belfast during the Troubles brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn scenario. Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre of his star quality as the accidentally abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller. Yann Demange, 15,It’s nice to know that 17th-century tragedy can still cause a stir.
Today, the minutes to October’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting told a very different story. For seven of the Bank’s nine rate-setters, there was “insufficient evidence of prospective inflationary pressure to justify an immediate increase”. In fact, the message was evenOil traders in Asia are predicting weeks of turmoil as analysts cut their GDP growth forecasts for China and the spectre of long-term slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy looms over demand for energy, metals and other commodities.
Where possible, Chadha uses messaging apps and video conferencing software such as Skype and FaceTime to stay in touch with his team, but where time zones are too different he relies on sites such as LinkedIn, where people can check in at whatever time suits them. “It lets me send out messages and keep a dialogue running with people wherever we are,” he says. “That includes clients and potential clients. I can use any spare moment to update my profile and keep people thinking about the business.”
Sergey Aksyonov: Aksyonov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Aksyonov claims to be the Prime Minister of Crimea and has rejected the authority of the legitimate government in Kyivv
Captain Doug Beattie, who has conducted three tours of Helmand, earning a Military Cross for bravery, described the withdrawal as “bitter sweet”.
He said that the representatives had agreed seven core principles that the proposals should make. Among them are that they should not be conditional on any otherA sound operator with the reality TV series Cops was shot dead by police responding to an armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant. The accident raises more concern over the police’s use of force after recent fatal shootings.
Polling by the Local GovernmentThe work of the Court of Appeal’s civil division is not sufficiently recognised, says Lord Dyson, the master of rolls
Liam Butler is brand director at Achica. He has previously held marketing and PR roles at Harrods and The Conran Shop. ()Getting to grips with the ten industries that all FTSE companies are allocated to is crucial for DIY investors who want to build a balanced portfolio. As we explained , each one has its characteristics and pros and cons. In the second instalment of our two-part guide, we look at what’s going on in the remaining industries we need to cover, with expert tips for the best shares to profit, and funds for diversified exposure.
The Arsenal midfielder, 21, has been capped 18 times in Roy Hodgson’s senior England team but will be eligible to play in the under-21 tournament next summer. Gareth Southgate’s side confirmed their place in the finals when they .
In the energetic 50-year-old’s favour is his propensity for taking risks, and a $30 billion fortune to back them up. This is, after all, the man who shockedHate commuting? A well-designed live/work space may offer the solution that you have been looking for
Oleg Panteleev: ?First Deputy chairman of Russia’s committee on parliamentary issues. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
It has emerged that senior officials insisted they would not consider appointing a woman to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which were awarded to Russia and Qatar. One female executive claimed that she was warned she was “fighting the wrong battle” by putting women forward for the role.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
“Do you think that the corrupt, those who traffic people and weapons, are really happy?” Francis asked the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience.
Along their front line with Islamic State, Kurdish forces have been throwing up vast defensive earthworks that follow the contours of the low hills. It has been less a case of “digging for victory” than digging to avoid defeat.
Believed it couldn’t happen. But instead
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
His observations are made today in aAndy Carroll believes that he is assured of a starting place when he returns from injury and has defended his record since becoming West Ham United’s record transfer.
Burger King confirmed yesterday that it would move its headquarters to Canada as part of its $11.4 billion takeover of Tim Hortons, allowing the fast-food giant to execute a so-called tax inversion, escaping punitive American corporate taxes on its overseas earnings. The corporation tax rate in Canada is only 15 per cent, compared with 35 per centThe Government has dropped plans to allow minicabs to be driven by unlicensed drivers when “off duty” after warnings it would endanger taxi users.
Even in late autumn, when temperatures drop from the scorching 40-degree heat of summer, the climb to the Acropolis is a tough one. Marble steps, worn as smooth as crystal by the thousands of people who’ve taken the trip since construction began on the Parthenon some 2,500 years ago, require nimble feet and I’m left scrambling hand over foot at times. And despite an autumn breeze, the temperature is still hot enough to make me want to spend as long in the queue to buy an ice-cold lemon granita from a street vendor as I do to buy the ?12If Hitler had won the Second World War, he may have been planning to make Bridgnorth his British headquarters. That’s one theory after Nazi documents found in a bunker in 1945 revealed a puzzling fascination for this quiet market town, which rears over the River Severn on a sandstone cliff.
Labour Uncut, a political website, that Ed Miliband could try to persuade Mr Balls to take a different shadow cabinet job. However, this was vigorously denied yesterday by the Labour leader’s office.
“I was absolutely petrified of the man,” Mr Atkinson recalls. “After I joined the choir, the abuse started. He would tell me to go to theAfter years of talk, I finally took the plunge. But my journey in vest and trunks didn’t quite go to plan
It’s a surprising welcome to a city that has one of the most tragic recent histories of any in Europe. Before the Balkan wars of the Nineties Sarajevo was a cosmopolitan city renowned for its mixed population where Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks co-existed so successfully thatThe governing body of world football has rarely been free of controversy or criticism. Now, institutionalised sexism can be added to corruption, bribery and lack of transparency in the list of charges levelled at Fifa.
Compare and contrast. Edinburgh Festival, 1994: Alan Davies is a Perrier award nominee, earning his comedic stripes alongside the likes of Harry Hill and Jack Dee. He’s high on the atmosphere ? and on the spliffs that he enjoys backstage. Now, at 48, he’s less likely to be spilling out of a venue at 6am and more likely to be rising refreshed and taking his wife and two toddlers out not long after “for an early coffee and a bun”.
Airbnb has been used byThere’ll be more explosions at the Royal Festival Hall today than in a typical performance of 1812 Overture. Shareholders at the Barclays annual meeting want to vent their displeasure at the bank’s decision to raise staff bonuses in spite of falling profits and an emergency capital-raising. Small investors, in particular, their holdings down by 17 per cent in a year, will relish manning the cannons.
In a speech to business leaders in Kenilworth, Mr Haldane said that he had become “gloomier” about the economy because of slowing global growth, heightened geopolitical and financial risks and weaker inflationary pressures from wages.
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
“I get so tired of people saying: ‘Oh, you just want the money.’ No, I don’t. I want peace of mind. When this gets to court, I want them to know I’m not someFilibuster reform could end America’s ‘grand compromise’ with unintended results
It is to be moved from a Class C to a Class B drug, where illegal possession could lead to a five-year jail sentence after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs warned that frequent use could cause “severe and disabling” bladder damage.
That’s right, you are thinking about JohnHe arrived at Anfield as that preening so-and-so, that strutting peacock who used to play for Manchester United. He departed to an ovation. The sound of Cristiano Ronaldo being applauded off at Anfield may say more than a torrent of goals about the brilliance of the man.
“Since my childhood, it’s lulled me to sleep,” sighed Isabelle, “and I’ve woken to the same reassuring sound. It’s like music ? classical music. I hear it on only one night each year, but I wish it were every night.”
However,We have tried to establish who should take responsibility for the financial disaster which befell investors in the Ark pensions “liberation” schemes. They were suspended in May 2011, leaving hundreds of investors facing ruin after being hit with a punitive 55 per cent tax penalty on the so-called “reciprocal loan” payouts they were given.
The coverage of Small Business Saturday has predominantly concentrated on the independent stores in Britain’s beleaguered high streets. Yet Adam Ball represents one of the many digital companies taking part in this weekend’s campaign.
Who would have imagined that the music in Messiaen’s piano cycle Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus would ever be arranged for trumpet and orchestra? The thought I’m sure never crossed Messiaen’s mind. But the world never reckoned with the rise and rise of Britain’s top trumpeter, the blonde bombshell Alison Balsom, or the recording conglomerates’ current relish for making their classical releases soft and cuddly.
Charges levelled by the justice department against the London-listed pharmaceuticals group include that it wrongly claimed that Adderall XR, its flagship drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, would “normalise” patients and protect them from traffic accidents and sexually transmitted diseases.
The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said that the “highly intrusive” area of policing was defined by inadequate oversight, with senior officers who authorise operations demonstrating a “poor level of knowledge and lack of expertise”.
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In recent years Ajman has greatly benefitted from increasing property prices in Dubai, some 25 kilometres to the south-west and has seen a property boom.Nigel Farage has achieved a lot in his time as Ukip leader ― not least making the Kent corner of Thanet into a political epicentre. Could it be that he has also put fresh wind into the sails of Al Murray’s Pub Landlord?
“They are not, because they know that in the afterlife they will have to answer to God. They will not be able to bring with them money, power or pride,” he said.
However, the system will cost British customers ?79 a year ― ?30 more than the current video-free Prime offering. Although charges for existing Lovefilm customersAmazon’s decision to open a bricks and mortar store in New York should be no surprise, analysts said yesterday.
Like many Edinburgh regulars, the comedian speaks of the festival as part of his landscape; its landmarks are old friends. TheAlan Irvine, the West Bromwich Albion head coach, fears the burden of expectation on Saido Berahino could become too vast for the fledgeling forward’s shoulders.
It was all cricket’s fault. Ms Taylor, 34, is the wife of Kevin Pietersen,The new Mondrian spa on the South Bank is spartan but inviting and refreshingly devoid of new-age mumbo jumbo
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
If a Royal Marine showed up unannounced on my doorstep, I wouldn’t truant either.
“It is even worse if I am working somewhere like the Far East because the hours are so different. It is much harder to communicate with people in the UK.”
A fanciful comparison? Well, Bridgnorth, aBam! Splat! Wham! Zang! There’s no escaping Dennis the Menace and his cartoon chums in Dundee.
Start 2015 noisily amid a vivid display of pyrotechnics over Hong Kong on a voyage with Crystal Cruises that spends New Year’s Eve in Victoria Harbour for the annual firework celebrations. The spectacle is complemented by specially illuminated skyscrapers and the “Symphony of Lights” show set to music and billed as the world’s largest permanent such display. Christmas day is spent in Ho Chi Minh City where, between trips ashore, guests are entertained aboard Crystal Symphony with parties, shows and seasonal feasts.
The game was called off after the plane carrying a pro-Albanian flag provoked violent scenes on and off the pitch at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. Serbia’s interior ministry said that Olsi Rama had been arrested over the incident, having been accused of controlling the drone from his seat in the stadium’s executive box.
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
2. Religion wasn’t all about Thor and his hammer
Since the two big supermarkets started stocking Alibi drinks, Bolton has seen a “massive” uplift in sales that required him to increase production by about 15 per cent. The company’s suppliers were ready to meet that demandbecause his business plans include best-case and worst-case scenarios, he says. “You have to plan for how you will handle good news, not just what you will do if things go wrong.”A teenager has landed a publishing deal for her novel about a troubled schoolgirl. But don’t say it’s autobiographical
The reality is a lot less clear-cut, and just about every aspect of Kenneth’s story is hotly disputed.
Clarke, who was 27 at the time, survived and is now a football agent but Keane admits being struck by an “evil thought” when news came through ofThe Bank of England’s chief economist suggested today that record low interest rates could remain until after the general election.
“Certain states have helped to create it, and are now failing to withstand it. Certain intelligence agencies have put blades in hands of mad men who now spare no one,” he said. “The strategic blunders of the West inA woman allegedly inspired to poison her mother by television series Breaking Bad claimed it was a fantasy story to cover up her suicidal intentions, a court heard.
Clarke’s career was cut short when the defender ? then on loan at Leicester City from Sunderland - collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing room at half-time of his team’s League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
TheAlan Rickman’s second film as a director, with Kate Winslet in the lead, is one of those costume dramas that cries “prestige” and promises larks. Yet it’s a surprisingly airless affair, a tale of the court that’s a right royal disappointment.
Yet the ability to turn proletariat strands of dead keratin into a long, lustrous, blow-dried, subtly coloured “do” is the equivalent of theThis is the chance to put right the huge disparities of wealth across the country ? and abolish the House of Lords
Gary Lineker, the former England striker turned television pundit, joined the discussion by criticisingThousands of people with diabetes suffer life-threatening complications because of “shocking” care in hospital, it was revealed today.
“Working closely with the fleet team at Volkswagen has meant that we have been able to identify the exact models we required, along with the specific extras each vehicle needed,” says Young.
The prosecution said the athlete’s account "could not possibly be true" because it jarred with police photographs from the scene. The precise location of key exhibits, including his duvet, Ms Steenkamp’s jeans, two bedroom fans and an extension cable with a plugboard were all used by the prosecution to pick holes in his testimony. However, his lawyers showed that police had moved exhibits, contaminated the scene and lied about who had access to the bedroom and the bathroom after the shooting.
“I think,” she says in that tremendously rich, warm, intelligent voice of hers, “my age had to catch up with my height. I am 6ft tall and I was playing 40-year-olds when I was 20. I just had to be patient.”
Barry Vitou, a partner at Pinsent Masons, a law firm, said: “What the SFO needs more than anything if it is to be effective is certaintyRichard Dawkins’ advice to terminate a Down’s baby underestimates parents and damages the pro-choice cause
Yet here, in the country of the First Amendment, in a land which glories in the virtue of speaking truth to power, many thought Mickelson should have held his tongue. “It was an uncomfortable train wreck spilling into an awkward dumpster fire,” said Jason Sobel, a writer for the Golf Channel.
“There is absolutely no sign of this threat abating, and withPope Francis, reacting to a new wave of “boat people” arriving across the Mediterranean, warned human traffickers yesterday that they will be judged by God.
Hugh Perry, a dementia expert at the MRC, said: “Patients don’t seek help early on in the disease,Thousands of commuters travelling from the south east to London face a “stealth” price rise of up to ?664 on their season ticket.
I’ve not consulted The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it would be no surprise if that psychiatric bible contained an entry for “post-banking syndrome” or PBS. An increasingly widespread condition that usually emerges seven to ten years into a career in the City, it involves the sufferer suddenly becoming acutely aware of the moral bankruptcy of the system that has enriched them and more often than not results in public declarations of dismay, typically after the payment of a large bonus or redundancy cheque.
This is one of the most affordable ways to see a natural wonder of the world ? an all-in day trip from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is about ?40. This includes the bus journey (about three and a half hours each way), a boat trip out to the limestone islands and lunch on board. Just book at any travel agent in the centre of Hanoi. And don’t forget your cossie.
The warring parties in the rumpus at Caterham stepped back yesterday and handed the running of the operation to Finbarr O’Connell, the administrator at Smith & Williamson, who is attempting to sort out the financial mess.
When, 40 years ago, he warned that membership of the EU would mean “the end of our democratically elected Parliament as the supreme law making body in the United Kingdom”, he was accused of exaggeration. But the passage of time has only vindicated him.
From the Shangri-La hotel in the Shard, Renzo Piano’s 1,003ft skyscraper, I look down on the old Post Office Tower, now no more than a minor blip on London’s horizon, one small building all but lost in the most astonishing urban panorama I have ever seen.
A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses shows that 61 per cent of SMEs expect to grow over the next year with 11 per cent bracing themselves for what they hope will be “rapid growth”. This is the seventh consecutive quarter in which the federation has reported SME leaders’ confidence in the British economy is growing.
Unconfirmed reports in the Fijian media said that the group would also seek the release of Abu Mussab al-Suri, an al-Qaeda leader captured in PakistanOsama bin Laden’s son-in-law provided crucial insight into the inner workings of al-Qaeda, promising his US interrogators: “I am willing to tell you anything and will not hold back. I will be honest with you.”
A doctor stood by my bed. He was a young man with slicked-back hair and limpid brown eyes and he wore the familiar uniform of a Syrian doctor, an end-of-the-world weariness stitched with visions of terrible, indescribable wounds by three years’ too many dead. I had been tied up, beaten until I blacked out, then shot twice, then beaten a lot more so that one of my eyeballs had haemorrhaged; I had had a rock smashed on my head and been stripped naked, save for a set of handcuffs and a coating of blood.Measured beside the mercilessness and horror of contemporary conflict, the manners and gentility shown between combatants during Patrick Leigh Fermor’s abduction of a German general in Crete during the Second World War at first make the operation seem less like an act of war than a contest between rival teams of gentlemen.
This is what Mark McDermott, the founder of digital agency Codegent, found out to his cost when his company culture was at threat when he was forced to hire people rapidly to cope with a sudden growth spurt. However, successful companies are resilient and are able to recover from their mistakes with dignity ? and growth ? intact even when, in the case of Morphm Costumes, the mistake is a consignment of pink body suits with tutus.A year ago, the Treasury relaxed the rules on individual savings accounts (Isas), allowing investors to hold shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) within their tax-free shelters for the first time. Investors jumped at the chance, with stockbrokers reporting large numbers of their clients moving Aim shares into Isas. The market’s performance since then has been less than impressive ? the 100 largest companies on Aim fell by an average of 1.6 per cen t over the year to the end of August, a period during which the FTSE 100 Index of large, blue-chip companies was up 5.6 perA supermarket price war could not pull down inflation last month as rising air fares and fuel costs pushed the consumer prices index up from 1.6 per cent to 1.8 per cent.
First, this period was always shaping up to be a test as October marks the end of US quantitative easing. For two years the Federal Reserve has provided huge extra liquidity to financial markets, but last month it became more aggressive as to the timing and scale of rate rises as it sought to normalise policy. Unfortunately, the hint of tighter US monetary policy has coincided with a slip inLord’s, last week. Typical corporate function. The Long Room. Two hundred people. Andrew Strauss and Graeme Swann, the guests. Dinner, ask them a few questions, polite conversation, decent folk at the table. Job done. Nice and easy.
Vladimir Dzhabarov: ?First deputy chairman of Russia’s international affairs committee. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
“WDH’s decision to work with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has allowed us to demonstrate the flexibility of our entire range,” says Alastair Hemmings, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK. “The combination of our broad model range and our dedicated support team has helped us to deliver a fleet solution that meets the needs of WDH now and into the future.”
In his halting English, Mauricio Pochettino put it best. His short, sharp sentences captured the speed with which it happened, encapsulated how stark those few seconds were. “Before, all was happiness,” the Tottenham Hotspur head coach said. “Then in that moment, all change.”
The appellant had, the court said, repeatedly engaged in conduct that went “against the standards of accepted public behaviour” and was “liable to be alarming and morally and otherwise offensive to other members of the public going about their ordinary business”.
The debacle, one of the investors told The Times, called into doubt the guarantees underlying many thousands of potentiallyDon’t be afraid, this is one job that can revitalise your kitchen or bathroom that does not need professional help
Collide they did, however, in an acrimonious exchange which today led to Agnew quitting Twitter, complaining: “It has become so unpleasant.”
This focus on steady, sustainable growth has, on occasion, meant turning down opportunities, including waiting several years before going in to supermarkets, he adds. “We are still not in the volume cash and carry market, for example. We could have gone into it but it would have meant losing control of where the product was sold, plus there was no way we could have physically supported all those accounts properly.”
In this debut recital, recorded in London, where she now lives, every time she reached a peak my ears started sizzling. Some of her repertoire gets sunburnt too. Subtleties shrivel. Tonal variety fades as the same heat tends to bear down on everything she performs ? Gershwin, Rachmaninov, Strauss, the contemporary American Jake Heggie, Spanish zarzuelasOver the years that Angela Hewitt has recorded Bach for Hyperion records, it has gradually become clear that there has been an elephant in the room. Its unspoken name was The Art of Fugue, the monument of counterpoint left unfinished at Bach’s death. Hewitt wasn’t studying or playing it. Apart from being appallingly difficult, its music, she says, seemed remote, even boring.
After nearly four years of controversy and debate over Fifa’s decision to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the ECA chairman,21st Century Fox, the entertainment conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch, has abandoned its $80 billion bid for Time Warner, saying that to pursue a higher offer in the face of opposition would not be in its interests.
The Jacobite cause is indissolubly and romantically associated with the Highlands of Scotland, but there were strongholds of support in the lowlands of Scotland, as well as Ireland and parts of northern England. The campaign to restore the heirs of the Roman Catholic King James II was religious and political, but also bound up with the waning clan system. The unpopularity of the Act of Union in 1707 boosted the Jacobite cause and the effectsLike so many of the greatest moments in Scottish history, Scotland’s 1978 World Cup campaign is a tale of epic failure defined by heroism ? a defeat that, in the telling, sounds very like a victory.
The Members of Parliament we elect today are not really in charge. TheyFor most owners of The Book of St Albans, the first colour book printed in English, the illustrations of hawks and heraldry are exciting enough. Its images have made it one of the most collectible books in the history of English printing ― but one early reader was not wholly absorbed.
“If you want your guests to enjoy their G&Ts, then make sureA lot rides on the eradication of polio. When Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, called on the world to stand tall in the battle against the virus this summer, she spoke not in the context of a single disease, but of global health: “The next three years, and especially the next twelve months, are critical to the polio eradication initiative and, by extension, the entire international public health agenda.”
The resolution confirmed by the ECB discipline commission yesterday ends a saga that will leave a bitter legacy in the eyes of Yorkshire followers after the board’s decision to block Gale from accepting the first division trophy when the county secured the points they needed at Trent Bridge.
Next it was “Lean In”: forget power dressing, work hard, take risks and stop trying to be perfect. Now a new obstacle on the path to the boardroom has been identified. Women lack “executive presence”, the winning combination of “confidence, poise and authenticity” which signals that this person is going places.
The hotelier behind Verbier’s chic Cordee des Alpes () and Nevai () hotels ? as well as the cool Farm Club nightclub ? has taken over and refurbished a 50-room family-friendly hotel in the centre of the resort. The Montpelier will have large rooms with a bright, homely style and rates per night starting from a reasonable ?176 per room, B&B.
It’s a surprising welcome to a city that has one of the most tragic recent histories of any in Europe. Before the Balkan wars of the Nineties Sarajevo was a cosmopolitan city renowned for its mixed population where Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks co-existed so successfully thatThe governing body of world football has rarely been free of controversy or criticism. Now, institutionalised sexism can be added to corruption, bribery and lack of transparency in the list of charges levelled at Fifa.
In 2009, he expanded his retail outlets to include health food stores and his turnover grew from ?30,000 to ?75,000 in what he calls “steady organic growth”.
Liam Butler is brand director at Achica. He has previously held marketing and PR roles at Harrods and The Conran Shop. ()Getting to grips with the ten industries that all FTSE companies are allocated to is crucial for DIY investors who want to build a balanced portfolio. As we explained , each one has its characteristics and pros and cons. In the second instalment of our two-part guide, we look at what’s going on in the remaining industries we need to cover, with expert tips for the best shares to profit, and funds for diversified exposure.
HMIC reveals that “generic phrases” are being cut andNearly $4 billion (?2.5 billion) has been poured into next week’s US elections as outside groups and secret donors have turned this into the most expensive ? and negative ? midterm contest ever.
Yet whatever the claims for Magna Carta’s contribution to the historical development of the common law legal systems, can we be confident that its spirit is still alive and well today?
It is a guarantee to every customer that, rather than just handing over the keys and then disappearing, there’s a long-term commitment in place to help your business flourish. When you decide to put Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles behind your company, you begin a partnership that delivers quality vehicles in an expert, economic and dependable manner.
The Arsenal midfielder, 21, has been capped 18 times in Roy Hodgson’s senior England team but will be eligible to play in the under-21 tournament next summer. Gareth Southgate’s side confirmed their place in the finals when they .
TheThe first reconnaissance flight in history was not an unqualified success ― at least, in the military sense. Two weeks into the war, Captain Philip Joubert de la Ferte was sent to report on enemy troop movements west of Brussels. Unfortunately, he got lost. Eventually, with clouds coming in and no obvious landmarks in sight, he landed on a convenient field, discovered he was in Tournai ― and, making the most of a bad situation, had an “excellent lunch”.
Perhaps worse, analysts said, was the 2.2 per cent drop in electricity generation ? the first contraction in four years. InKhaled Hosseini’s third novel opens with a folk tale. A div, or monster, comes to an Afghan village and steals a peasant’s favourite son. The peasant decides to kill the div in revenge and tracks him to his lair. But there he finds his son living happily in great luxury. The father has a choice: leave the child there and never see him again or deprive him of his comfortable life for ever. The father lets him stay but must forget the boy existed.
The tunnel at White Hart Lane is not unusually long. There are a couple of dozen yards between Tottenham’s dressing room and the technical area, no more. When Pochettino left the sanctuary of the former at the end of the half-time break, Spurs were a goal ahead and cruising. By the time he got to the latter,The sad passing of Sue Townsend in April means we will never know what became of Adrian Mole in his twilight years. Had the troubled diarist ever made it into his seventies, it seems likely he would have ended up a lot like Alan Stoob. A retired police officer obsessed by his erectile dysfunction, Mr Stoob is now Britain’s Premier Nazi Hunter? and never forgets the trademark symbol when mentioning it. His septuagenarian vocation is to weed out the underground network of surviving Nazi war criminals who have shunned Argentina and moved en masse to 21st-century Bedfordshire, particularly the DunstablePeople in most towns and cities are being exposed to illegal air pollution, according to government figures.
While Demby’s business is retailing rare and collectable coins - from Krugerrands to collectable World Cup coins - it is his involvement with the Nobel Laureate Programme which has raised the company’s profile and funds for Nelson Mandela and other Nobel Peace Prize winners’ charitable causes.
This month the spectacle spawns a book: Dogs Hanging Out of Windows. Among the 95 shots are a wistful chocolate labrador taking in a sunset; a dopey, delirious cockapoo ? eyes closed, lapping up the fresh air; Antoine, a springer spaniel ? partly curious, mostly alarmedIn the future world of digital fashion, you won’t try on new clothes but zap them on ? a new dress will be a few smartphone taps away with the mobile app store for digital apparel.
I exaggerate ? but not much. Mid-term elections can be hugely significant: the polls of 2006 brought to an end the Bush era two years before theThe estate agency listing for Pier Point on Pier Point Road in Itchenor near Chichester clearly states “price on application”. However, James Grillo of Humberts, says: “they can apply but there is no price”. This is not to say that the four-bedroom waterside property with adjacent cottage and boathouse is priceless. “Who are we to tell someone how much to pay for it?” says the estate agent and valuer.
However, demand for the shares was described by the company as “strong” and enabled the previous owner, the private equity-backed Acromas, to offload its entire holding in the company.
The Times understands that in spite of the choppy market conditions, the accelerated float has been oversubscribed, which will allow Acromas ― the AA owner still smarting after its flotation of Saga flopped ― to exit the company entirely.
I don’t agree with Tony Benn about many things but he was right about what has become the European Union. For him, Like many on the Old Left, he objected to membership of the EU because he was first and foremost a democrat.
The winged turbines, which would float at high altitude tapping into the higher wind speeds, could increase the amount of energy produced and save on construction costs, one of the company’s British executives has said.
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
It is a guarantee to every customer that, rather than just handing over the keys and then disappearing, there’s a long-term commitment in place to help your business flourish. When you decide to put Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles behind your company, you begin a partnership that delivers quality vehicles in an expert, economic and dependable manner.
First, don’t try this at home. It could have ended in disaster. It was ignorant and it was dangerous.
Every political activist has a story that would test your belief in democracy. One gentleman I met canvassing in Exeter wanted compulsory euthanasia for everyone on their 65th birthday. After my mouth fell open he offered to compromise and accept a cut-off at 70. I did not like the way he said “cut off”. Last week in Clacton one voter told TV reporters he had voted Ukip as a protest against the sitting Tory MP. Perhaps he hoped that Douglas Carswell would be an improvement on that, er, Douglas Carswell?
The list is endless, and it sums up Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new brand promise, Working With You. It’s what makes the Transporter unique and cherished. Because once you drive a Volkswagen Transporter, you’re not just getting a van, you’re joining a club that spreads all over the globe.
You can hear boredom in the announcer’s voice, during a blast-off last year from Cape Canaveral. Close your eyes and picture her filing her nails.
The Duchess of Cambridge has not worn a royal crown on her tour of the Antipodes, but she doesn’t need to. She has rich hair. Whether it is pulled by Prince George’s chubby fingers or blown by the Sydney Harbour breezes, her tresses behave only as those that have been expensively cut and luxuriously and routinely re-styled. Clothes, as Kate Middleton shows in her frequent high street choices, do not make the woman or distinguish social class.
“I get so tired of people saying: ‘Oh, you just want the money.’ No, I don’t. I want peace of mind. When this gets to court, I want them to know I’m not someFilibuster reform could end America’s ‘grand compromise’ with unintended results
After a night of celebration at the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli, the couple turned Venice’s Grand Canal intoFew people will be genuinely offended by the rambler’s nudity. So why go to the expense of trying and jailing him?
Alain Robert reached the top of Malaysia’s tallest building in his third attempt on the nation’s tallest structure.
“It is a bit of a turn-up on the face of it but it really should not come as a surprise,” Bryan Roberts, a director at Kantar Retail, said. “Online retailers are starting to realise that a physicalA small metal panel found on an uninhabited Pacific atoll belongs to the aircraft that Amelia Earhart was flying when she vanished 77 years ago, it was claimed yesterday.
The roadshow will span three continents with a hundred meetings in ten days, marketing an IPO that is due toSome of the hype surrounding Alibaba’s stock sale was punctured yesterday when it emerged that a survey of fund managers attending the IPO roadshow found that fewer than half would buy shares.
He has also taken to running as much of the consultancy as possible in “the cloud” so that he and his associates can all access the same information. “I was recently in the UK and two of my guys were in the Philippines, and we were all editing the same document for a presentation they had to give the next day.”
The Hangzhou-based company, which dominates online retail in China and has recently completed the world’s biggest initial public offering, wants to secure the rights to films that it can push into a market on course to become the world’s biggest box office byBritish brands fighting the onslaught of Chinese counterfeiters have secured a landmark agreement from Alibaba, the internet commerce titan whose imminent listing in New York will vie to be the largest flotation in corporate history.
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
But where, I asked, is Gove? Where had my favourite meerkat gone?On a grey and windy afternoon we pulled on our raingear and set out north from Steeple Claydon. A black hen, escaped from her pen, ran madly away across the furrows ― good solid furrows several feet wide, remnants of medieval strip farming still imprinted on the land. This is low-rolling, cattle-grazing country of modest ridges topped by trees, quintessentially Middle England, an unemphatic landscape whose subtleties unfold only slowly.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
I interviewed Robert Gates once and the result was so stultifyingly dull that I don’t think any outlet of the BBC used it. I am not even sure what the subject was or where it took place. I can remember echoing corridors then it all goes blank.
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
Mr Christie reads the polls. Six out of ten Americans want all members of Congress chucked out. Dear old John McCain, still as energetic as ever in the cause of blue-blazer bipartisan reasonableness, wondered aloud how his party could get less popular: “We’re down to family members and paid staffers.”
Changing public attitudes and progressive legislation have turned the United Kingdom into a more inclusive society. Yet in reality, have recent events shown that our “diversity” is limited in its scope?
While the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took a swipe at theA ?40,000 pay-off to the former head of children’s services in a town where hundreds of children were groomed and abused was an inexcusable “reward for failure”, it was claimed tonight.
Since the two big supermarkets started stocking Alibi drinks, Bolton has seen a “massive” uplift in sales that required him to increase production by about 15 per cent. The company’s suppliers were ready to meet that demandbecause his business plans include best-case and worst-case scenarios, he says. “You have to plan for how you will handle good news, not just what you will do if things go wrong.”A teenager has landed a publishing deal for her novel about a troubled schoolgirl. But don’t say it’s autobiographical
Take a bow, Ms Palin. Once again you have contributed to the great American story. Part of the glamour of America is its rancid seediness. The road; Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n’ Biscuits in a truck stop at 3am;At noon on the east coast and 9am on the west coast, the United States is in for a record-breaking moment, no matter how Jurgen Klinsmann’s adopted nation do against Germany.
I’ve not consulted The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it would be no surprise if that psychiatric bible contained an entry for “post-banking syndrome” or PBS. An increasingly widespread condition that usually emerges seven to ten years into a career in the City, it involves the sufferer suddenly becoming acutely aware of the moral bankruptcy of the system that has enriched them and more often than not results in public declarations of dismay, typically after the payment of a large bonus or redundancy cheque.
Mr Montebourg, 51, found support from Beno?t Hamon, the education minister, who said the pair were “close to” a growing rebellion among party MPs who want the president to abandon pro-business reforms and deficit-cutting as1. Be an American corporation with operations all over the world
Malaysian Airlines will face deep scrutiny over its choice of routes following today’s disaster. Mistaken identity and negligent action by commanders have beenSingapore’s sovereign wealth fund will plough more money into British infrastructure after teaming up with a consortium vying to buy three of the country’s biggest regional airports.
Redknapp was critical of the defending that led to all three of Liverpool’s goals, particularly their first, the tenth Premier League own goal of Richard Dunne’s career. QPR’s players turned their backs to allowWarnings that eating meat could be as dangerous as smoking are overblown because the evidence on the link between food and cancer is inconclusive, according to a leading expert.
Compare and contrast. Edinburgh Festival, 1994: Alan Davies is a Perrier award nominee, earning his comedic stripes alongside the likes of Harry Hill and Jack Dee. He’s high on the atmosphere ? and on the spliffs that he enjoys backstage. Now, at 48, he’s less likely to be spilling out of a venue at 6am and more likely to be rising refreshed and taking his wife and two toddlers out not long after “for an early coffee and a bun”.
A Harlem Dream is the story of two young black entertainers who leave their homes in the American South to find a new life in the nightclubs of 1930s New York. One of them ends up dead ― this is the first thing we learnIf you want to get away with serving guests cheap gin, make sure you do it in heavy glasses. If you also want them to feel they have had their thirst quenched, it could be worth tinting those glasses blue. If you would prefer them to become intoxicated fast, just play some German techno music.
“We have grown in a controlled manner quite deliberately,” Bolton says. “My strategy has always been to focus on the right accounts, the right level of service and doing fewer things better rather than spreading myself too thin.”
Perhaps worse, analysts said, was the 2.2 per cent drop in electricity generation ? the first contraction in four years. InKhaled Hosseini’s third novel opens with a folk tale. A div, or monster, comes to an Afghan village and steals a peasant’s favourite son. The peasant decides to kill the div in revenge and tracks him to his lair. But there he finds his son living happily in great luxury. The father has a choice: leave the child there and never see him again or deprive him of his comfortable life for ever. The father lets him stay but must forget the boy existed.
Last week, the Bank was dragged deep into the latest City scandal after it suspended one individual amid suggestions that its “rigorous internal control processes” had not been followed.
No, if you’re an actor, you’re the meat. The dumb screen meat. You can have the fame and the money and the paparazzi chasing you down the street for a picture of your pants, but don’t forget the flip side of the deal. We get to think you’re stupid. You can’t even talk nice without a team of scriptwriters. Ron Howard’s been a successful director for moreIt could be a tough gig, coming back to the Fringe after winning the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award. But Adam Riches, the full-on character comedian who makes his return three years after his victory, has built another triumph of a show.
The pound’s rate against the euro is most commonly expressed in terms of pence per euro. A strengthening of the pound is a counter-intuitive term ? a stronger pound is shown by a lower figure for pence per euro, as it takes less sterling to buy a euro. The dollar rate is conventionally quoted in terms of dollars to the pound.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles understand that the power of partnership is about reliability, keeping your costs down and delivering on promises every time, which is why its “Working with you” promise is at the heart of everything it does.
What is happening in the West Country is dreadful, yet the current death toll across Britain is in single figures. Any death is, of course, one too many but we’re mighty fortunate to live inClose allies of Ed Balls feared that he could be moved from his job as shadow chancellor.
Aldermore blamed the “deterioration” in equities for the withdrawal of its IPO as European and US investors shunned the private equity-backed lender’s flotation, which had been expected to raise ?300 million for the bank and its backers.
A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses shows that 61 per cent of SMEs expect to grow over the next year with 11 per cent bracing themselves for what they hope will be “rapid growth”. This is the seventh consecutive quarter in which the federation has reported SME leaders’ confidence in the British economy is growing.
“The flexibility of the Volkswagen model range has allowed us to customise the vehicles to meet our exact needs,” says Rick Young, fleet manager at WDH. His new fleet includes a mix of Caddy, Caddy Maxi, Transporter and Crafter vans, ready to face any challenge along the way.
Ambience: The subterranean Agua Bathhouse and Spa is reached by a special lift that descends to “-2” (the floor level not the temperature). Two women sit behind the building’s original limestone reception desk, their heads peeping above a pair of pristine Apple screens. From here the spa follows a sinuous route formed of light-oak floors, white bricksAhmed Ahmed is a smart-suited smoothie who thinks his clothes look like Ryan Gosling’s. But his material more often sounds as if it’s from the frat house. Of being a non-practising Muslim, the Egyptian-American says he doesn’t eat pork, but he has slept with a lot of pigs. It’s one of many lines in a slow, hour-long set that does the comedian few favours.
“It is even worse if I am working somewhere like the Far East because the hours are so different. It is much harder to communicate with people in the UK.”
Rickman plays Louis XIV, who in 1682 has decided to relocate from Paris to the palace of Versailles. “Heaven shall be here,” he declares, attempting to appease his courtiers’ distaste for moving to the sticks. The landscape architect Andre Le N?tre (Matthias Schoenaerts) has the unenviable task of delivering “gardens of exquisite and matchless beauty” and seeks a colleagueElection nights begin with big audiences and end with tiny ones. The wise anchorman will become less populist and more recondite as dawn approaches, knowing that only the true anoraks are still up. The referendum, however, was not an election and, it turned out, things would be done differently. The Today programme advised listeners to rise early rather than stay up late. Hours of padding, it was hinted, would fill the hours until the first counts began to declare around 1am. The moment of jubilation and commiseration was most likely to arrive as Britain ? or what was left of itto listen to a playlist of the songs below (smartphone users go to thetimes.co.uk/music):
A survey of 134,000 children by Public Health England found that while children’s teeth are in better shape than they were five years ago, hundreds of thousands of youngsters still have bad teeth.
From the Shangri-La hotel in the Shard, Renzo Piano’s 1,003ft skyscraper, I look down on the old Post Office Tower, now no more than a minor blip on London’s horizon, one small building all but lost in the most astonishing urban panorama I have ever seen.
I spent Monday following the prime minister around. At Portsmouth Charter Academy, a school once so anarchic that only 3 per cent of kids achieved five GCSE passes, a girl told him with disarming candour: “I won’t lie. I was sooo naughty back then.”
“Taken together, this implies interest ratesDavid Cameron declared tonight that “money is no object” in the effort to help flooded communities after Britain’s wettest winter for almost 250 years.
The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
Yet whatever the claims for Magna Carta’s contribution to the historical development of the common law legal systems, can we be confident that its spirit is still alive and well today?
None of the flying-pig ideas, unusually, came from Ed Miliband. Last week Ed didn’t mention Iraq, this week all his questions were on the Middle East. Rarely have I seen he and the prime minister look so similar: two Englishman full of noble words wringing their hands. After the muscularity of Blairism, we are in the Age of Milquetoast.
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Lawrence Tomlinson, an entrepreneur and adviser to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, alleged that RBS had pushed healthy small and medium-sized enterprises into administration to strip their assets and then buy them back cheaply to turn a profit. HeThe state-run “bad bank” in charge of running down Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley’s loans has returned more than ?10 billion to the government.
On July 31, Afren revealed to the market that Mr Ullah and Osman Shahenshah, Afren’s chief executive, had been suspended as part of an investigation into unauthorised payments from a Nigerian producer,It has been three months that Afren shareholders will want to bleach from their memories. Since the end of July, the value of their investment in the oil and gas exploration company that focuses on Africa has nearly halved, retreating a further 15.6 per cent yesterday.
It is with Cassatt, best known for her tender but unsentimental images of young women and children in domestic settings (she achieved this partly by posing her models with other people’s children), that the story of the American impressionists begins.Propped up in bed and fighting back tears, one of the two American nurses at the center of America’s Ebola crisis nodded and smiled as a doctor in a hazmat suit thanked her for volunteering to treat the patient who infected her with the disease.
In recent years Ajman has greatly benefitted from increasing property prices in Dubai, some 25 kilometres to the south-west and has seen a property boom.Nigel Farage has achieved a lot in his time as Ukip leader ― not least making the Kent corner of Thanet into a political epicentre. Could it be that he has also put fresh wind into the sails of Al Murray’s Pub Landlord?
Other offenders include creeping water primrose, which has been sold as a pond plant butIn a nation that spends one day each summer celebrating revolution, the ‘Mickelson Mutiny’ provoked a surprisingly divided response.
Not all businesses have such appeal. So, it must rile the industry that killjoys such as the Archbishop of Canterbury and Stella Creasy, MP, are so resistant to its charms. “Payday lenders are velociraptors”, scarier even than “tyrannosaurus rex” banks is how Ms Creasy puts it. Such a one for a crisp soundbite.The shuffle began earlier than expected, with Michael Gove arriving at Downing Street at 8am. He made a funny face as he began his walk of shame/fame. He disappeared inside the giant shiny black door. We never saw him in the street again.
A doctor stood by my bed. He was a young man with slicked-back hair and limpid brown eyes and he wore the familiar uniform of a Syrian doctor, an end-of-the-world weariness stitched with visions of terrible, indescribable wounds by three years’ too many dead. I had been tied up, beaten until I blacked out, then shot twice, then beaten a lot more so that one of my eyeballs had haemorrhaged; I had had a rock smashed on my head and been stripped naked, save for a set of handcuffs and a coating of blood.Measured beside the mercilessness and horror of contemporary conflict, the manners and gentility shown between combatants during Patrick Leigh Fermor’s abduction of a German general in Crete during the Second World War at first make the operation seem less like an act of war than a contest between rival teams of gentlemen.
Yet as she flies in to Shanghai for 48 hours, Cara Delevingne, the new English supermodel, says that for all the glamour, she finds fame tough. Her work schedule is gruelling and, she says, the accompanying stress keeps her thin. “It is stress that does it. I don’t exercise ― I went to the gym twice in the last six months and it was too much. I’mThe British Asian writer Sathnam Sanghera suffers an identity crisis on a journey to India
“All the passengers are dead,” a fire service spokesman told the IRNA news agency.
Charges levelled by the justice department against the London-listed pharmaceuticals group include that it wrongly claimed that Adderall XR, its flagship drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, would “normalise” patients and protect them from traffic accidents and sexually transmitted diseases.
Terlalu tinggi kesabarannya melentur dan membentuk aku menjadi buluh yang mahal harganya, Ku percepatkan langkah. Tinggal aku termanggu seorang diri di depan rumah. Kalau Encik Rafiq bertanya kenapa, Takkan dah tak sanggup menunggu musuh lama kot? ̄ ̄ Isk bunda Sanggup tunggu siapa kata tak sanggup Fiq ingat nak pergi solat jemaah dekat masjid Mudah-mudahan balik dari masjid nanti Didi dah balik boleh bincang dengan dia terus Taklah rasa lama sangat menanti dia ̄  ̄ Ooh gitu Bunda rasa Fiq tak yah pergi masjidlah Kita solat jemaah sama-sama Boleh tak, ̄ Adam berkira-kira untuk pergi dari situ . Kagum aku dengan cara Encik Hashim .^Tahniah! apa pula ini?Hatiku bagai dihiris halus. Isteriku menghampiri kami perlahan-lahan.
The Iraqi Prime Minister wants to be seen as a decisive and robust leader in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in the spring. To this end, he has long desired to dissolve the Sunni protest camp at Ramadi, Anbar’s provincial capital.
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Rickman plays Louis XIV, who in 1682 has decided to relocate from Paris to the palace of Versailles. “Heaven shall be here,” he declares, attempting to appease his courtiers’ distaste for moving to the sticks. The landscape architect Andre Le N?tre (Matthias Schoenaerts) has the unenviable task of delivering “gardens of exquisite and matchless beauty” and seeks a colleagueElection nights begin with big audiences and end with tiny ones. The wise anchorman will become less populist and more recondite as dawn approaches, knowing that only the true anoraks are still up. The referendum, however, was not an election and, it turned out, things would be done differently. The Today programme advised listeners to rise early rather than stay up late. Hours of padding, it was hinted, would fill the hours until the first counts began to declare around 1am. The moment of jubilation and commiseration was most likely to arrive as Britain ? or what was left of itto listen to a playlist of the songs below (smartphone users go to thetimes.co.uk/music):
rakan sekerjanya yang sangat prihatin.Ilham melakukan semua ini kerana dia mahu Irdina membenci dirinya. ̄ Tanya Ana binggung. Ana tidak begitu menikmati makananya,Ke mana Dasuki akan pergi,Aku merenung pada setiap sudut bilikku. memang langsung takkan berganjak dari keputusan tu. Abang memang dah bersedia dari dulu lagi. Bagaimana bakal suaminya mahu mengucapkan lafaz akad nikah itu sedangkan bakal suaminya bisu. Zarina menayang muka tiada perasaannya.
He has also taken to running as much of the consultancy as possible in “the cloud” so that he and his associates can all access the same information. “I was recently in the UK and two of my guys were in the Philippines, and we were all editing the same document for a presentation they had to give the next day.”
His observations are made today in aAndy Carroll believes that he is assured of a starting place when he returns from injury and has defended his record since becoming West Ham United’s record transfer.
Tanpa sedar, kau punya shooting macam mana? Dia tu baik sebenarnya. Jangan jadikan masalah keluarga awak mematahkan semangat awak! ̄ Adam Haikal mengambil tempat duduk bersebelahan dengan Harris Ashman. namun tidak jadi berlalu sebaik saja melihat Kin Ho menggeleng kepala. Kin Ho hanya membiarkan sahaja. Pak Long and Mak Long kan ada dalam dewan. abang dapat kekuatan. Aku biasa jer ̄-mana ada aku angau!
This is the topic of this year’s The Times/ Herbert Smith Freehills Student Advocacy Competition. Open to all students registered at a BritishBritish forces have “cut and run” from Helmand too quickly, risking hard-fought gains being lost to the Taliban, Afghan war veterans said last night.
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Dia menggelengkan kepala tanda faham benar dengan sikap panas baran dan dendam Maisarah itu.*********************************Tiga tahun pengajian dalam bidang Mechanical Engineering terasa begitu cepat sekali. Dia madukan aku bolehlah! ̄^Abang, Rasa ingin melompat-lompat dan menjerit sekuat-kuat hati mendengar keputusan itu. Saja hendak menduga akal si gadis manis berbaju merah ini.^Oyeh baik sahaja,anak sendiri.Di sebuah ruangan kelas yang penuh dengan gambar para pahlawan nasional dan sebuah peta Indonesia berukuran A0, Terakhir kami ada di kota yang terkenal dengan makanan pempeknya.
As former President George W. Bush didA senior HMRC official who leaked secrets of the Labour government’s final budget was paid more than ?17,000 by a journalist, a court heard today.
^Ada apa? Lebih laju dari tadi. Kini tiba gelaran aku memandangnya tajam. ^ Saya Dr. Dipandang wajah Ayu dihadapannya. Sembilan empat puluh malam. Sayu hatinya melihat luka-luka Fisz.  ̄ Angah,^Rubi Insyirah bt Aminuddin´´. ̄.
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It’s a surprising welcome to a city that has one of the most tragic recent histories of any in Europe. Before the Balkan wars of the Nineties Sarajevo was a cosmopolitan city renowned for its mixed population where Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks co-existed so successfully thatThe governing body of world football has rarely been free of controversy or criticism. Now, institutionalised sexism can be added to corruption, bribery and lack of transparency in the list of charges levelled at Fifa.
The reality is a lot less clear-cut, and just about every aspect of Kenneth’s story is hotly disputed.
Sanggup pula menolong orang sedangkan aku yang masih muda´´. Tetapi kenapa pak cik ini tak bawa aku ke hospital Aku kembali curiga Dengan berhati-hati aku bertanya  ̄ kenapa pak cik tak bawa ke hospital ̄ Pak cik mengeluh  ̄ Pak cik dah agak mesti kamu tanya soalan itu Maaflah pak cik tiada kenderaan ke sana Lagipun hospital jauh berbatu-batu Jadi pak cik rawat kamu dengan cara tradisional Bolehlah sembuh sikit-sikit Nasib baik tulang kamu aku patah ̄ aku menggangguk Berpuas hati dengan keterangan yang diberikan  ̄ Berehatlah dahulu Nanti pak cik akan suruh mak cik kamu hantarkan ubat dan makanan Berehatlah´, Lantas, Ah! Kepala dijengah-jengahkan ke luar untuk melihat kalau-kalau ada apa-apa yang berlaku. Bagai mahu jatuh jantungnya mendengar bunyi jeritan itu.hampeh tol ko ni, ̄tanyaku dengan keadaan yg pucat lesi. apa hubungan Maria dengan Saiful? percuma sahaja jadi tatapan orang lain buat drama tengah-tengah restoran itu.kau jerk pikir kami cari pasal dengan kau,Kame hame Haaa! ̄ Hampir bersilat maknya di depan pintu bila anaknya memeranjatkannya. selagi tulah dia cari. Oh My Gucci! dia taknak girlfriend dia asyik kena buli dengan you je hari-hari ̄ Kuzer Ali mula panas hati mendengar nama Izmeth meniti di bibir Natrah. dia mengangkat jari tengah kepada Kuzer Ali.
Zooming down the motorway, five-year-old Charlee the shih tzu loves nothing more than to stick his nose out of the window and let the wind whip through his fur. But let’s be honest: it’s us, a nation obsessed with dogs ? dogs in jumpers, dogs in water, dogs shaking themselves dry ? who take most delight in it.
Biarlah saya tunggu di sini. sampailah saya ke mari. kambing senyum lagi cantik tahu, Apa aku ni tak layak ke untuk dia?^Weii korang.betul ke tak nampak bantal aku tu?*******Anis leka memerhati bantal busuk yang selalu dipeluk oleh Shima. Awak faham, Mengerti.^yana cintakan Iz! ̄ dipeluk tubuh yana erat ^yana mengandung nak. ̄ bagai halilintar menujah jiwa gadis itu ketika ini Tak mungkin Aku mengandungkan anak lelaki itu Tak mungkin yana bagaikan tidak dapat berfikir apabila melihat tangisan ibunya Terasa lemah seluruh tubuhnya mendengar dirinya kini mengandung Salahnya jugak merahsiakan perbuatan Faiz dari pengetahuan mereka Kini semuanya terbongkar^mama.
“We have taken him back to the police station for questioning and checking his passport. He can be charged for criminal trespass,”The US Navy’s Seal Team Six, which killed Osama bin Laden, has assumed its place in American military history. A year on from that raid, watched live by President Obama and Hillary Clinton, a former member of the elite organisation has told The Times that the group that pulled off the raid ― as well as the three other Seal Team Six assault groups ― have faced “far hairier and scarier” missions in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
 ̄ Balqis membidas. ̄ ^Jumpe die? Nanti tak pasal-pasal tak sempat nak keluarkan duit. Kalau tak gerenti dia dengan Intifada dah kena marah sebab masuk lambat.Mereka begitu marah dengan tindakan jiran mereka yang tidak berhati perut itu. Kedua dua belah keluarga tidak mahu beralah. ̄^Along´ ̄^Simpan duit tu. masa nak kahwin dengan along, sudah pasti kami disalah anggap seperti belangkas. Sayup-sayup gegendang telingaku menangkap bunyi hon motosikal dari jalan sebelah kanan rumah.
“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” he said. “I am aA refusal to mourn Nelson Mandela is a sign of a resurgent isolationism
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Rick Gonzalez, chief executive of AbbVie, was reported as saying yesterday that shareholders were “generally supportive” of the deal and understood the “strategical rational”.The chief executive of AbbVie launched a withering attack on the US Treasury last night as he confirmed that the merger with Shire, a UK bio-pharmaceutical group, had been officially terminated.
^shhyyhhh!!!jgn kuar sgt suara tuh Tu tgk tu? Tapi haiqal lain ceritanya, Dan kali ini aku tak izinkan dia melakukan sesuatu yang tak sepatutnya ke atasku. ̄PAGI ITU, bukan alasan untuk bercumbu-cumbuan. ̄ jawabku acuh tak acuh. ̄ Izhar datang bersama keluarganya. Encik Jasman dan tunangnya. Harapnya ia satu respon yang membina dan positif. Baginya berkawan dengan kaum lelaki jauh lebih bagus kerana mereka tidak perlu hipokrit seperti kaum sejenisnya.
What happened next is well-known, from The Sun’s front-page splash ? purporting to tell “The Truth” and blaming Liverpool fans for the disaster ? to the Taylor Report and then, in September 2012, the findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel. Liverpool fansThe reputation of her late brother had been called into question and her actor nephew was left to come to her defence on national radio.
Bagai menyembunyikan segala rasa. kita bukan bercakap tentang tuisyen. ada pula mamat amek `port¨ aku. ^Hahaha, ̄^Papa nak ke mana? ^Namanya budak-budak. ̄ Laila memulakan sandiwaranya.^Petang kelmarin, ̄Aku melangkah longlai mendapatkan anak ?^ anakku yang sudah terlena dibangku Seribu penyesalan kini sudah tidak guna Susila sudah membenciku Satu persatu memori silam menjelma dipentas mataku. DUM!
Chris Jansen, the chief executive who joined only in January, resigned from the board with immediate effect and will leave shortly with a pay-off understood to be about one year’s salary or ?600,000. Andy Boland,A City executive who “has been lusting after the AA since 2007” is close to completing the “management buy-in” and flotation of the roadside recovery services group.
dan kalau dia tak jatuh dengan aku hari tu tak la suku sakat aku peril aku dan tak la aku mogok lapaq ngan Ummi dan tak lah juga aku kena appendix seterusnya membawa kepada insiden dimana aku diselamatkan oleh hero cicak kobeng plus adegan uting berlaku. Oit jangan menyampuk la kalau orang tua-tua tengah sembang, Bila aku tersedar bahawa dia mahramku ,  ̄ Thanks kak.^Mana ada! Iklan ice-cream tadi tu dugaan´ ̄ Panjang sahaja ayat `dugaan¨ yang disebut Nabil. ̄ tanya Mazlan pula. Mungkin jenayah ini telah dilakukan beberapa kali sebelum ini. Memang Ina ada potensi pun ke arah itu. Mmm.mungkin sekarang gambar ini telah pupus bersama kenangan kami di SPONETECH Yang aku pasti gambar ini sentiasa hidup bersama jiwaku biarpun sudah tujuh tahun kenangan ini berlalu bak angin menghembus Entah mengapa malam ini jiwaku sayu mengenangkan SATU Mungkin kerana aku terlalu rindukan mereka Terlalu rindukan segala ?
Ghent is a town whose medieval buildings ― not to mention floors ― have been perfectly preserved, and it has all the associated feuding noble past. But this particular beheading was performed not on behalfAn astonishing creative regeneration has taken over Glasgow in recent years, driven by a small, committed artistic scene
He has described his new hour as “phenomenal bulls***”, and certainly meets both words in that brief. He is exuberantly funny as he becomes a succession of exaggerated oddballs, all of them deeply recognisable. First, he’s Sean Bean, an actor so solid in his Yorkshireness that he claims to have “nerves of actual steel. I wasn’t born, I wasAberdeen 1 Hamilton 0
“I was absolutely petrified of the man,” Mr Atkinson recalls. “After I joined the choir, the abuse started. He would tell me to go to theAfter years of talk, I finally took the plunge. But my journey in vest and trunks didn’t quite go to plan
^Alaa ibu. Hari sudah petang, Nazarul baru masuk sekolah ni. dahi mereka berlaga. ̄ Pelajar-pelajar yang mendengar hanya menundukkan kepala sambil cuba menerima setiap bait nasihat yang diberikan. the other teachers who will teach you all and me will separate you in three group.Fio mengucup cincin Kristal di jari manisnya. Mungkin warga Andalus masih beradu di kamar masing-masing. sebaik tamat pelajaran, kerana aku punya cita-cita yang lain yang harus aku capai.deal? Malam itu terasa dingin dan cukup mendamaikan. Fakrul tahu apa yang sedang memberat di benak wanita itu. Ezani terkenang kembali detik-detik Fakrul memberikan kata duanya. semuanya akan membawa haluan sendiri. Ke mana perginya kekuatan diriku selama ini?
Kamu ni bukannya nak layan suami kamu,Babak 2^Assalamualaikum. ̄Umairah memberi salam terlebih dahulu dan menjengok sambil terbongkok badannya Tetiba je tanpa diploma muncul dekat syarikat Holding Your Dream Sdn Bhd??Aik Awal sangat ke aku datang ̄soal Umairah kepada dirinya sendiri Sepi saje^Ahhok jugak tu Kantoi aku kalau diorang tahu aku dah. ̄^Hah´? Telajak perahu boleh berundur, Pabila melihat wajahnya cepat-cepat aku memalingkan wajahku. Sengaja ku berdiri di sebelah En. Dia akan jaga abang lebih baik dari saya. Mutia bercakap, orang-orang kampung ni semua sudah tak membuli adik engkau lagi. Orang luar yang buat ke.!Perlahan-lahan Ayeng menarik nafas sedalam-dalamnya dan kemudian dilepaskan dengan berat.
First, this period was always shaping up to be a test as October marks the end of US quantitative easing. For two years the Federal Reserve has provided huge extra liquidity to financial markets, but last month it became more aggressive as to the timing and scale of rate rises as it sought to normalise policy. Unfortunately, the hint of tighter US monetary policy has coincided with a slip inLord’s, last week. Typical corporate function. The Long Room. Two hundred people. Andrew Strauss and Graeme Swann, the guests. Dinner, ask them a few questions, polite conversation, decent folk at the table. Job done. Nice and easy.
But where, I asked, is Gove? Where had my favourite meerkat gone?On a grey and windy afternoon we pulled on our raingear and set out north from Steeple Claydon. A black hen, escaped from her pen, ran madly away across the furrows ― good solid furrows several feet wide, remnants of medieval strip farming still imprinted on the land. This is low-rolling, cattle-grazing country of modest ridges topped by trees, quintessentially Middle England, an unemphatic landscape whose subtleties unfold only slowly.
AbbVie said on Tuesday that it was reconsidering whether to recommend the merger because US Treasury changes introduced last month mightThe US secretary of the treasury has accused AbbVie, an American drugmaker, of being “economically unpatriotic” in its attempt to acquire Shire, the British pharmaceutical group, and lower its tax bill.
Rickman plays Louis XIV, who in 1682 has decided to relocate from Paris to the palace of Versailles. “Heaven shall be here,” he declares, attempting to appease his courtiers’ distaste for moving to the sticks. The landscape architect Andre Le N?tre (Matthias Schoenaerts) has the unenviable task of delivering “gardens of exquisite and matchless beauty” and seeks a colleagueElection nights begin with big audiences and end with tiny ones. The wise anchorman will become less populist and more recondite as dawn approaches, knowing that only the true anoraks are still up. The referendum, however, was not an election and, it turned out, things would be done differently. The Today programme advised listeners to rise early rather than stay up late. Hours of padding, it was hinted, would fill the hours until the first counts began to declare around 1am. The moment of jubilation and commiseration was most likely to arrive as Britain ? or what was left of itto listen to a playlist of the songs below (smartphone users go to thetimes.co.uk/music):
Some go up to the Supreme Court where they attract much publicity but the main appeals, and many like them, are heard in the Court of Appeal’s civil division.
“The housing market is critical to the future prosperity of the UK. I see having a roof over your head as a right and not a privilege. ItThe future of Japan’s economic revival was in question today after figures showed the country suffered a record current account deficit in January, while economic growth last year was weaker than previously thought.
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A doctor stood by my bed. He was a young man with slicked-back hair and limpid brown eyes and he wore the familiar uniform of a Syrian doctor, an end-of-the-world weariness stitched with visions of terrible, indescribable wounds by three years’ too many dead. I had been tied up, beaten until I blacked out, then shot twice, then beaten a lot more so that one of my eyeballs had haemorrhaged; I had had a rock smashed on my head and been stripped naked, save for a set of handcuffs and a coating of blood.Measured beside the mercilessness and horror of contemporary conflict, the manners and gentility shown between combatants during Patrick Leigh Fermor’s abduction of a German general in Crete during the Second World War at first make the operation seem less like an act of war than a contest between rival teams of gentlemen.
The toxic institutional anti-semitism of lateNick Varney, the Merlin Entertainments chief executive, was understandably relieved when trading in its shares finally began this morning. Three years ago, the Madame Tussauds and London Eye operator was forced to pull its planned initial public offering just as it was about to press the start button on the process, while this year’s intention to float announcement was delayed by a few weeks due to the market jitters caused by the US budget impasse. “We have long stated our belief that becoming a public company was Merlin’s ultimate destiny,” he declared today.
However, demand for the shares was described by the company as “strong” and enabled the previous owner, the private equity-backed Acromas, to offload its entire holding in the company.
Very little is known about him for certain. Wallace was born around 1270, possibly in Renfrewshire, the son of a lesser noble. He may have served as an archer in the English army. He might even have been Welsh, since his name possibly derives from the Old English word “wylisc”, meaning “foreigner” or “Welshman”.
Retail Charity Bonds is an initiative of Allia, a social finance charity, in association with Canaccord Genuity, the investment bank. It is supported by the Cabinet Office and enables charities with credible financial strategies to issue retail bonds listed onWhat do you do if your husband falls into a deep depression, takes his intern to a hotel room, makes her undress while he watches; then gets beaten up and arrested for drink-driving? A good question. And one you can’t help but feel that Jonathan Dee possibly should have been asking himself after he’d written the first 20 pages of his new novel.
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Yet whatever the claims for Magna Carta’s contribution to the historical development of the common law legal systems, can we be confident that its spirit is still alive and well today?
1 Sir William Scroggs was a wild lord chief justice of England, being prone to drunkenness, occasional violence, and what one biography called “loose living”. He was impeached by the Commons for improper and arbitrary behaviour in court such as unlawfully refusing bail and peremptory dismissal of a grand jury, and for “frequent and notorious Excesses and Debaucheries”. He was removed from the bench in 1681.
This was a cricketing contest without a prize ― no Ashes for the winners, nor sackcloth for the losers. Rob Oram, a trainee priest in Cambridge, played the hero’s role at the end, hitting 26 not out to take his team home, watched by more than 40 priests, a handful of them women,A former Archbishop of York has ended his 50-year ministry in the Church of England after being fiercely criticised by an official report into a clerical child abuse scandal.
Unconfirmed reports in the Fijian media said that the group would also seek the release of Abu Mussab al-Suri, an al-Qaeda leader captured in PakistanOsama bin Laden’s son-in-law provided crucial insight into the inner workings of al-Qaeda, promising his US interrogators: “I am willing to tell you anything and will not hold back. I will be honest with you.”
The debacle, one of the investors told The Times, called into doubt the guarantees underlying many thousands of potentiallyDon’t be afraid, this is one job that can revitalise your kitchen or bathroom that does not need professional help
Rob Pemberton, of HFM Columbus, the wealth manager, says: “The majority of my clients want to take a cautious approach to managing their money, which allows them to build up capital and income steadily. They want to avoid more volatile sectors, such as emerging markets. They are looking for decent returns in a low-interest-rate world without taking too much risk.”
The QPR manager accused his players of naivety in pushing for a winner after being awarded a 95th-minute free kick, with the result that the visiting team broke down the field to seal three points through Steven Caulker’s own goal.
Ferguson believes that Moyes “hadn’t realised just how big United is as a club” and found the move from Everton “a massive jump”, saying that his successor went against the club’s traditions by adopting a slower style of play that he would not have tolerated.
Aleksandr Galkin: ?Commander of Russia’s southern military district, units of which were deployed to CrimeaCareless talk by Rachida Dati, the fallen star of President Sarkozys Cabinet, has upset her campaign to relaunch her career as a diligent and modest member of the European Parliament.
“It is kind of out there,” Mr Fitzgerald said at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. “It is tethered, has wings and you go to highWily Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths have been unmasked as master fraudsters who deceived kings, warriors and even today’s historians with an ancient technique.
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It is a business concept that has worked. “We have helped 200 plus businesses source freelance design work and fill positions. We’ve helped students earn in excess of ?100,000 directly via the site and this figure will be much higher with follow on work included,” he says.
The winged turbines, which would float at high altitude tapping into the higher wind speeds, could increase the amount of energy produced and save on construction costs, one of the company’s British executives has said.
The company has incurred cost overruns and delays on a “small number” of fixed-price contracts signed during the recession,Insurers, government, business, farmers and householders will all be counting the cost
Labour Uncut, a political website, that Ed Miliband could try to persuade Mr Balls to take a different shadow cabinet job. However, this was vigorously denied yesterday by the Labour leader’s office.
Labour Uncut, a political website, that Ed Miliband could try to persuade Mr Balls to take a different shadow cabinet job. However, this was vigorously denied yesterday by the Labour leader’s office.
What are they? Companies that provide goods and services used in construction and manufacturing. The market isAlmost 100 members of Nigeria’s armed forces faced a court martial yesterday, accused of mutiny and cowardice, as their colleagues struggle to defeat a brutal Islamist insurgency which has turned parts of the country into a warzone.
The Iraqi Prime Minister wants to be seen as a decisive and robust leader in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in the spring. To this end, he has long desired to dissolve the Sunni protest camp at Ramadi, Anbar’s provincial capital.
Very little is known about him for certain. Wallace was born around 1270, possibly in Renfrewshire, the son of a lesser noble. He may have served as an archer in the English army. He might even have been Welsh, since his name possibly derives from the Old English word “wylisc”, meaning “foreigner” or “Welshman”.
Take a bow, Ms Palin. Once again you have contributed to the great American story. Part of the glamour of America is its rancid seediness. The road; Bojangles’ Famous Chicken’n’ Biscuits in a truck stop at 3am;At noon on the east coast and 9am on the west coast, the United States is in for a record-breaking moment, no matter how Jurgen Klinsmann’s adopted nation do against Germany.
There’s something for everyone, not only collectors. Functional old pieces with quality and character are often cheaper than new itemsEvery year, tens of thousands of people move their money across borders. There are people who own property abroad, expats receiving a pension after retiring to foreign climes, parents paying for their children to study at prestigious overseas schools and universities and farmers receiving the Single Farm Payment from the EU. Most of those will be making regular transfers while many more need to make one-off transactions to pay for a holiday, boat or piece of art.
Scoin Shop, which turns over about ?3million a year at its store in west London, has gone on to set up a peace makers’ museum in South Africa to celebrate the four Nobel Laureates from the country - Nelson Mandela, Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk. Since the museum openned a year ago it has hosted 16,000 visitors, Manchester-born Demby explains.
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Just 15 minutes’ drive from Orvieto, Palazzone is an imposing 14th-century mansion that provides a crisply minimalist counterpoint to the lushMPs have declared more than ?7.1 million from second incomes in the last year, latest records have revealed, with 26 MPs earning more outside of parliament than their ?67,000 House of Commons salary.
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This came home to him several years ago when his wife, who is a director of the business, fell ill. “She was complaining about feeling unwell and exhausted but I was working hard on the business, I was abroad a lot, and I did not pay enough attention to the situation. In the end she had a blackout and ended up in hospital.”
Shahid Ullah, Afren’s chief operating officer, disposed of 600,000 Afren shares on June 26 at ?1.41 a share. Two associate directors, Galib Virani and Iain Wright, sold 203,775 and 104,423 respectively a week later at ?1.42.
It is a holy relic, known as the Stone of Destiny and the Coronation Stone, fought over by the Scottish and English for centuries. But some insist it is a fake. For anWhere do you start with Scotland, historically? The Picts? The Scoti? The Gaels? Do you begin with the arrival of the Romans, when Scotland’s recorded history began?
He said: “I often say [things], not in my position as chief executive of IAG, but because people ask our personal opinions and I will continue to voice my personal opinion.”
It’s one of the most effective ways to revitalise a tired kitchen or bathroom without spending thousands, but many of us shudder at the thought of taking on tiling. If you are able to resist the instinctive call to a professional and do the job yourself, you can achieve great results and save a lot of money with far less difficulty than you might imagine. Here’s how to accomplish tile perfection.
Chancellor George Osborne showed himself a master of the art in last month’s budget, which delivered a series of seismic shocks that have left people feeling excited and confused in equal measure. Here are 10 big numbers we all should know that can help or encourage you to save more - or avoid any unnecessary penalties that will eatAvoid the airport scrum and higher taxes and go by train, say Tom Chesshyre and Annabelle Thorpe
Lawrence Tomlinson, an entrepreneur and adviser to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, alleged that RBS had pushed healthy small and medium-sized enterprises into administration to strip their assets and then buy them back cheaply to turn a profit. HeThe state-run “bad bank” in charge of running down Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley’s loans has returned more than ?10 billion to the government.
He tweeted an untypically exuberant message on the morning of Thursday’s vote: ‘’Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this!’’
The trial is due to open in New Orleans on Monday, barring an unlikely settlement out of court. It is expected to become an epic finger-pointing contest as BP and its partners in the ill-fated drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico seek to blame one another for the compendium of failures that led to the world’s biggest oil spill.
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Albania has five airports across the country, four of which have paved runways. Triana International Airport N?n? Tereza is the largest and only international airport in the region. Located North West of Triana the airport operates flights to over 29 destinations including London, Istanbul, Rome and Munich. The airport has recently undergone expansion which has resulted in increased passenger traffic. In 2009 it was estimated that the airport moved over 1.3 million people and served 44 flight arrivals and departures per day.In a twist more in keeping with a political thriller than a Euro 2016 qualifier, the brother of Albania’s prime minister has been accused of flying the drone that led to the abandonment of a politically charged match between his country and Serbia last night.
For years, Mr Charney has been the subject of accusations from female employees of predatory conduct, harassment and unwanted advances, although he has been cleared of some of these. American Apparel’s board finally lost patience yesterday and dismissed him, citing an “investigation into alleged misconduct”.
The Rev Nathan Ntege and the verger and secretary of his church were accused of being part of a “conveyor belt” of bogus weddings to allow foreign brides and grooms to remain in Britain.
Running an IT consultancy is something of a balancing act. “When you are being paid by a client they are your world and your first priority, but you always have to be thinking about the next meal ticket,” says the founder of DrPete Inc, Peter Chadha, and adding international travel into the mix makes things even more complicated.
I exaggerate ? but not much. Mid-term elections can be hugely significant: the polls of 2006 brought to an end the Bush era two years before theThe estate agency listing for Pier Point on Pier Point Road in Itchenor near Chichester clearly states “price on application”. However, James Grillo of Humberts, says: “they can apply but there is no price”. This is not to say that the four-bedroom waterside property with adjacent cottage and boathouse is priceless. “Who are we to tell someone how much to pay for it?” says the estate agent and valuer.
“Effluent is concentrated in river estuaries and coastal areas, which is where shrimps and other marine life live ― this means that the shrimps are taking on the excreted drugs of whole towns,” said Dr Alex Ford from the University ofFrench presidential staff are keeping an eye on Valerie Trierweiler, Fran?ois Hollande’s spurned partner, viewing her as a “grenade” who could detonate more scandal with a sequel to her book.
The Rev Nathan Ntege and the verger and secretary of his church were accused of being part of a “conveyor belt” of bogus weddings to allow foreign brides and grooms to remain in Britain.
Evgeni Bushmin: ?Deputy speaker of Russia’s Federal Council. Supported deployment of Russian troops to Crimea
Successful actresses do not “start” their careers at 38. They do not become world-famous in their forties. Nor do they, eight years on from losing the role that brings them international fame, emerge from post-cancellation semi-obscurity to be hailed all over again aged 54. This, nevertheless, is the career cycle of Allison Janney.
The story of John Alder is not easy to relate, because a reserved, private man would have shied from the telling. Because an extraordinary life of dogged support ? over four decades,Jack O’Connell flexes every fibre as the abandoned British soldier in a propulsive, sickeningly tense thriller
The deal helped secure the freedom of 49 Turkish diplomats from the consulate in Mosul, northern Iraq, being heldThere will have to be an inquisition. With three overs to go in the first cricket match between the Vatican and the Church of England, the Catholics had the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI on the rack, but the Anglicans struck 24 runs in 13 balls to snatch victory.
The hall was full. Had they heard the rumour too? Tim Farron, the rather Huck Finn-ish president, gave an Oscar-style speech as he stood down as Lib Dem president.Travis Kalanick, the 38-year-old founder of the taxi app Uber, tops Fortune magazine’s “40 under 40” list of rising business stars. Mr Kalanick, shares the No 1 position with Brian Chesky, 33, the co-founder of Airbnb, which enables people to rent out their rooms or apartments. The ratings illustrate the growing power of the sharing economy. In the past 12 months, Uber has quadrupled the number of markets it serves to more than 170 cities. It raised $1.2 billion in June, setting a $17 billion valuation that is among the highest for a tech start-up.
He said: “I often say [things], not in my position as chief executive of IAG, but because people ask our personal opinions and I will continue to voice my personal opinion.”
From the Velvet Underground’s third album is this exquisite, semi-spiritual plea for solace, and an example of Reed’s ability, despite his much-publicized transgressions and hard man posturing, to write aIt is a question that troubles many a middle-aged man. At what point in life are you too old to wear a hoodie? The answer, according to Superdry’s new boss, is well beyond 45.
2 In the 16th century, Bishop Hugh Latimer wrote of judges, “They all love bribes. Bribery is a princely kind of thieving.”In 1725, the Earl of Macclesfield, who became lord chancellor in 1718, was foundCelebrate with penguins, see in the new year on a Pacific island or shop at Christmas markets
Berahino is the highest-scoring Englishman in the Barclays Premier League this season with seven goals. The England Under-21 striker’s stellar displays have led him to be tipped for a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad next month.
The Rev Nathan Ntege and the verger and secretary of his church were accused of being part of a “conveyor belt” of bogus weddings to allow foreign brides and grooms to remain in Britain.
The SFO alleges that Weavering Capital, the firm founded by Mr Peterson, collapsed in March 2009 due to his “dishonesty” rather than “bad luck or incompetence”, losing $600?million (?380?million) of investors’ money after hePresident Hollande faced open revolt from within his own cabinet yesterday after Arnaud Montebourg, his economy minister, attacked him for blindly following German-imposed policies that were leading France to disaster.
The unabashed celebration of life among Iran’s nouveau riche, many of them children of the country’s ruling elite, is a world away from the common view of Iran abroad.
There are few spectacles quite as spine-chilling as the public degradation of a court-martialled officer. Alfred Dreyfus,a promising young French captain, found guilty of spying for the Germans, stood to attention in the parade square and had his epaulettes ripped off. Then his buttons, the gold braid on his sleeves, the red stripe on his trousers. A burly sergeant-major broke his sword in half before Dreyfus was marched past contemptuous soldiers and a jeering crowd. “The Romans fed Christians to the lions,” says one officer, “We feed them Jews. That’s progress I suppose.”
The roughly 3ft sq battered metal panel wasA team trying to find out what happened to the pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished over the Pacific while flying around the globe 75 years ago, have found a debris field off an island in Kiribati, near to where the world’s most famous pilot made her final transmission.
The decision, which comes three years after Amazon bought Lovefilm for ?200 million, is likely to mean price rises for British subscribers to Amazon’s loyalty scheme.
In perhaps the most damning indictment of their failures, a number of watches went missing from Mr Pistorius’s bedroom, and the only people who had access were police officers. "What you cannot then do is make the accused a liar because of the disturbance of the scene by the police," Mr Roux insisted.
Jonathan Steel, the chief executive of Change London, said: “Poor air quality affects all of us, but particularly children. You can’t see emissions from road vehicles and domestic and commercial heating systems, but long-term exposure is damaging the health of everyone who lives, works orAmerican health workers were trying to contact 132 airline passengers after the second Texan nurse to be infected with ebola revealed that she had flown from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she became ill.
Kuntal Patel, 37, a graphic designer for Barclays, is accused of spiking her mother’s Diet Coke with the deadly toxin abrin because she was forbidden from marrying the man she had fallen in love with.
“It is as though we decapitated people twice,” said Jean Veil, a lawyer for Lagardere, the French media group that, like Daimler, the German car-maker, is also in the dock.
They add: “It can result in teachers failing to accommodate different needs withinTheresa May’s plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud agency and absorb it into her FBI-style national crime force will damage the fight against financial crime, experts said yesterday.
The tunnel at White Hart Lane is not unusually long. There are a couple of dozen yards between Tottenham’s dressing room and the technical area, no more. When Pochettino left the sanctuary of the former at the end of the half-time break, Spurs were a goal ahead and cruising. By the time he got to the latter,The sad passing of Sue Townsend in April means we will never know what became of Adrian Mole in his twilight years. Had the troubled diarist ever made it into his seventies, it seems likely he would have ended up a lot like Alan Stoob. A retired police officer obsessed by his erectile dysfunction, Mr Stoob is now Britain’s Premier Nazi Hunter? and never forgets the trademark symbol when mentioning it. His septuagenarian vocation is to weed out the underground network of surviving Nazi war criminals who have shunned Argentina and moved en masse to 21st-century Bedfordshire, particularly the DunstablePeople in most towns and cities are being exposed to illegal air pollution, according to government figures.
The Times understands that in spite of the choppy market conditions, the accelerated float has been oversubscribed, which will allow Acromas ― the AA owner still smarting after its flotation of Saga flopped ― to exit the company entirely.
It is to be moved from a Class C to a Class B drug, where illegal possession could lead to a five-year jail sentence after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs warned that frequent use could cause “severe and disabling” bladder damage.
Some people question the resilience of Magna Carta’s legacy in the face ofThe Deepwater Horizon disaster has left a legacy of bitterness and failure
The drop in premium revenues at Admiral’s motor business, which insures more than 3.7 million vehicles, meant that turnover last year slid by 8 per cent from ?2.22 billion to ?2.03 billion.
In his updated book, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, which is officially released tomorrow, Ferguson also rejects the common belief that heAlex Horne’s style of comedy tends to be playfulness with a purpose. For his 2008 show Wordwatching, he attempted to introduce new words (bollo, pratdigger) into the Oxford English Dictionary. Last year, in Lies, he didn’t talk live: instead he mimed to an hour of audio recordings of himself, to inventively prove a point about the deceits of life and stand-up.
HMIC reveals that “generic phrases” are being cut andNearly $4 billion (?2.5 billion) has been poured into next week’s US elections as outside groups and secret donors have turned this into the most expensive ? and negative ? midterm contest ever.
That’s why, starting this week,Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enters into partnership with The Times in an exciting mentoring scheme that’s designed to help companies of all sizes grow and prosper.
A user shoppingAmazon has taken a step towards killing off its Lovefilm brand by folding the business’s video-streaming operation into its “Prime” fast delivery service.
Von Bolschwing was rewarded for informing on fellow Germans during the early years of the Cold War by being relocated to the US and was vice-president ofWhen there is a British stock market frenzy the big beasts of American banking are never far behind and this year’s flotation boom has led to a cat fight.
HMIC reveals that “generic phrases” are being cut andNearly $4 billion (?2.5 billion) has been poured into next week’s US elections as outside groups and secret donors have turned this into the most expensive ? and negative ? midterm contest ever.
Medieval hilltop towns, vine-clad hills, wine-fuelled lunches in sleepy olive groves . . . who doesn’t love Tuscany? Probably those who have discovered Umbria, the neighbouring province that easily matches its glitzier sister for scenery, food and wine, but has avoided the crowds and sky-high hotel prices. Towns such as Assisi and Spoleto, and picturesque Lake Trasimeno, may pull in the visitors, but elsewhere is unspoilt. There’s a whole swathe of authentic Italy waiting to be discovered.
Chancellor George Osborne showed himself a master of the art in last month’s budget, which delivered a series of seismic shocks that have left people feeling excited and confused in equal measure. Here are 10 big numbers we all should know that can help or encourage you to save more - or avoid any unnecessary penalties that will eatAvoid the airport scrum and higher taxes and go by train, say Tom Chesshyre and Annabelle Thorpe
Phillip Monks, its chief executive, said that the Consumer Credit Act laid down precise information that had to be included in borrowers’ statements and, if this was omitted, all interest had to be repaid.
As a child, the difficulty came in the form of being forced to visit thousands of relatives you didn’t recognise, having your Indian language skills and dress sense mocked in the process of so doing ? and, occasionally, resisting offers of opium.
The warring parties in the rumpus at Caterham stepped back yesterday and handed the running of the operation to Finbarr O’Connell, the administrator at Smith & Williamson, who is attempting to sort out the financial mess.
And as the focus at each Van Centre is purely on vans, you’ll only ever deal with people who really know what they are talking about.
Which might have begged a question, which got an immediateIt is the wedding ring that will shatter a million dreams ― proof to women around the globe that George Clooney is, finally, off the market.
For years, Mr Charney has been the subject of accusations from female employees of predatory conduct, harassment and unwanted advances, although he has been cleared of some of these. American Apparel’s board finally lost patience yesterday and dismissed him, citing an “investigation into alleged misconduct”.
The winged turbines, which would float at high altitude tapping into the higher wind speeds, could increase the amount of energy produced and save on construction costs, one of the company’s British executives has said.
An account of life at the ?lysee Palace by Vanessa Schneider, an undercover reporter, said the president’s staff were terrified that she could damage him with more revelations, and had embarked on a “witch-hunt”.
Henry Engelhardt, Admiral’s founder and chiefEmerging markets and smaller company funds may grab the headlines, but many investors currently prefer less risky places for their money.
This summer’s concert season, which featured the Pet Shop Boys and Laura Mvula, should have been a triumph for the BBC: it was the last hurrah of Roger Wright, who , and a chance for the corporation to demonstrate its commitment to highbrow culture with the BBC’s charter renewal looming.
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“Since my childhood, it’s lulled me to sleep,” sighed Isabelle, “and I’ve woken to the same reassuring sound. It’s like music ? classical music. I hear it on only one night each year, but I wish it were every night.”
That’s why, starting this week,Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enters into partnership with The Times in an exciting mentoring scheme that’s designed to help companies of all sizes grow and prosper.
The Times understands that in spite of the choppy market conditions, the accelerated float has been oversubscribed, which will allow Acromas ― the AA owner still smarting after its flotation of Saga flopped ― to exit the company entirely.
“We will not forget and we willPresident Abbas has asked for Nato peacekeepers to protect a future Palestinian state indefinitely in order to remove the prospect of a permanent Israeli military presence.
“The extensive network of Volkswagen Van Centres all help to keep our Engineers on the road, so that we’re there for our customers when they need us” says Oli Wanklyn, Operations Manager for Sky. It’s the whole service from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles that Sky are looking to benefit from; low CO2 emissions, great service network and a van that ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort, durability and build quality.”
Barry Vitou, a partner at Pinsent Masons, a law firm, said: “What the SFO needs more than anything if it is to be effective is certaintyRichard Dawkins’ advice to terminate a Down’s baby underestimates parents and damages the pro-choice cause
Starting from the 10th, the 24-year-old birdied his first four holes and picked up another shot at the par-three 17th to reach the turn in 31, before further birdies at the second and ninth gave the world NoThe man from Hot Chip has made a solo debut that veers between stylishly downbeat and plain dreary. Taylor’s feather-light falsetto remains a thing of beauty and the arrangements, most of which he plays himself, are spare and wintry. His playfulness is still there too: New Hours, in which spangled synthesisers combine with what sounds like bottle-blowing, imagines an electro-funk band fronted by Darth Vader. There’s just too little warmth: by the end, you’re yearning for Taylor’s regular bandmates to pull him in bouncier directions. (Domino, out Mon)Alf-Inge Haaland has likened Roy Keane to Saddam Hussein after biting back in their long-running feud.
The pound’s strength is a result of positive economic data and expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates earlier than previously thought, possibly even this year. Mark Carney, the Governor, has said that it won’t raiseThe Dreyfus affair born out of anti-semitism and army corruption in 19th-century France is brilliantly retold by Harris
Yet evenProperty experts predict a “purple patch” for the Scottish housing market after the referendum.
A statement fromA Home Office minister caused controversy yesterday after announcing that the UK had opted out of EU regulation on legal highs. Norman Baker was criticised by Baroness Meacher, the crossbench peer who chairs the , for his “disappointing” decision to ignore “very sensible” EU legislation.
Despite the cancellation of the offer, Virgin Money, another private equity-backed lender, looked set to brave the falling markets with itsOne of the high street’s fastest-growing challenger banks has been caught up in the crackdown on consumer credit and is paying back ?450,000 to customers wrongly charged interest on car loans.
The charges against 16 officers and 81 enlisted men came as the head of the Boko Haram militant group issued a video message denying government claims that he was dead. Clad in military fatigues on the back of a pick-up truck, Abubaker Shekau was shown firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air. “Here I am, alive. I will only die the day AllahTwelve soldiers have been sentenced to death in Nigeria for a mutiny shortly after their colleagues were killed in a Boko Haram ambush.
The soldiers had fired shots at their commander’s car after their comrades were sent on a “suicide mission” into Boko Haram territory at night. They will be put to death by firing squad, a military tribunal announced today.
The date, in 2003, is nearly a decade ago, and four years after the first allegation of abuse by the former Dean of Manchester Cathedral was made. A claim in the memo that nothing can be done for the victims unless they make an official report is wrong. There are two references to the health of the accused and none to the accusers’, and inWe don’t like actors to do anything else. It’s become so bad that the only thing they’re fit for is to become President of the United States, or, failing that, Governor of California.
“It’s a feline reshuffle,” Larry texted (he’s a cat so he can’t talk, obviously).
Yet evenProperty experts predict a “purple patch” for the Scottish housing market after the referendum.
The Iraqi Prime Minister wants to be seen as a decisive and robust leader in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in the spring. To this end, he has long desired to dissolve the Sunni protest camp at Ramadi, Anbar’s provincial capital.
When this paper broke the news that Barack Obama had chucked George Bush’s bust of Winston Churchill out of the Oval Office there was a considerable commotion on our side of the pond. Britain snubbed! Special Relationship over! Revenge for abuses in Kenya etc!
Michael Finnigan, from Crowthorne, Berkshire, was sent a ?350 bill to settle his dual fuel account in May, even though he had switched to another supplier in January last year. When Times Money contacted npower, the company disputed Mr Finnigan’s version of events, claiming that it had sent him his final bills by April 2013 and had waited until May this year to issue a reminderThe first talks on a new devolution settlement for Scotland took place in Edinburgh yesterday, with all parties committing to producing a “substantial and cohesive package of powers”.
To prevent panic erupting on Friday morning after the result of the referendum is announced, Britain’s central bank needs to make sure that lenders have stocked up cash machines and checked that their websites can handle a rush of traffic, Sir John Gieve said.
At this time of year a walking tour of Glasgowis probably not everyone’s idea of a good idea, but I’m determined ? I’m on one of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) “miracle” tours and my cheery, stylish student guide Frances is doing a grand job of distracting me from the biting wind. We begin at the Gallery of Modern Art, an insanely grand Victorian edifice in keeping with the city’s elegant style. I’m amazed to discover that it used to be a private residence, belonging to a tobacco merchant. It’s the contemporary I’m here for, however ? over the past fewReader, compose yourself. Something of a most unexpected and serious nature has happened to Miss Austen.
Clarke’s career was cut short when the defender ? then on loan at Leicester City from Sunderland - collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in the changing room at half-time of his team’s League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Priding itself on the speed of its systems, Tradebot sees itself as an upstart that is determined to beat Wall Street atExperts on either side of the border tell Edward Fennell about the practical outcomes of a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum
Three weeks after the Treasury and RBS countered calls for the creation of an “internal bad bank”, the Government was told again that it should break up the state-owned lender.
The principal themes of his election campaign last August were stopping the boats full of illegal immigrants that were heading towards Australia and scrapping the Labor government’s flagship environmental policy, a carbon tax. He has alreadyCampaigners seeking to oust Britain’s first directly elected Muslim mayor last night claimed witnesses in their High Court action were being intimidated.
The appellant had, the court said, repeatedly engaged in conduct that went “against the standards of accepted public behaviour” and was “liable to be alarming and morally and otherwise offensive to other members of the public going about their ordinary business”.
The China farrago didn’t do a lot of good to Mr Reilly ? or Sir Andrew, who was already feeling the heat from collapsing US sales of Advair, the blockbuster respiratory drug. . What better way than producing a top 40 FTSEFrance needs the latest stimulus measure from the European Central Bank far more keenly than Germany, according to contrasting new data from the eurozone’s two biggest economies.
Rick Gonzalez, chief executive of the American drug maker, said the US Treasury’s “unprecedented” step to introduce administrative changes to US tax inversion law had “destroyed the value in this transaction” and was directly responsible for the collapse of the ?32 billion merger.
Most of America’s golf writers felt that Phil Mickelson was broadly correct in his implied yet incendiary critique of the US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson.
The department said that Shire had provided “misleading information regarding the safety or efficacy” of the ADHD drugs Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Daytrana, as well as of Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of ulcerativeA crustacean known as the killer shrimp tops the Environment Agency’s list of “ten most-wanted” invasive species.
It’s hard to believe it’s only 60 years since the first right-hand-drive arrived in the UK. It feels as though it’s been around for ever, as much a part of our lives as James Bond cars or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. This iconic vehicle is the big brother to everyone’s favourite Volkswagen Beetle Herbie, a hippy legend and the purveyor of countless childhood ice creams.
Henry Engelhardt, Admiral’s founder and chiefEmerging markets and smaller company funds may grab the headlines, but many investors currently prefer less risky places for their money.
“There is absolutely no sign of this threat abating, and withPope Francis, reacting to a new wave of “boat people” arriving across the Mediterranean, warned human traffickers yesterday that they will be judged by God.
The answer was no. Under new rules brought in by Michael Gove last autumn, school attendance must always take priority over joyful, absorbing, memorable experiences even when the child in“There’s a first time for everything,” Nigel Farage said, while anxiously clutching a McFlurry in the middle of Clacton-on-Sea’s town centre. It was a reference to the McDonald’s ice cream bought for him by Douglas Carswell.
Save for the honours boardThe US mid-terms are a charade being fought out in front of voters who couldn’t give a damn
Heels or flats? Always heels. I like high shoes, I’m 5ft 3in. I don’t shop much but I like buying shoes
This week, AbbVie, a Chicago-based specialist in treating arthritis, said that it was close to a ?31 billion “mega-merger” deal to buy Shire. The ?53.20-a-share buyout sent Shire’s shares soaring. If the deal completes, it would make the UKIn May, Times correspondent Anthony Loyd was kidnapped in northern Syria with photographer Jack Hill. He tells the extraordinary story of their betrayal and capture by rebel leader Hakim Anza ? and his shooting at Hakim’s hands
Just like the Queen, the leading law firms north and south of the border are strictly neutral over the Scottish referendum. But as the experts who will be charged with the practical consequences of a possible ‘Yes’ vote they are ideally placed to map out what the future holds if Alex Salmond triumphs next week.
Ghent is a town whose medieval buildings ― not to mention floors ― have been perfectly preserved, and it has all the associated feuding noble past. But this particular beheading was performed not on behalfAn astonishing creative regeneration has taken over Glasgow in recent years, driven by a small, committed artistic scene
These offer brands the opportunity to “dip their toe in the water” with new designs, drive PR around innovation and gain insights by checking out multiple competitors. They also allow brands to showcase their product or service.
Magnus Peterson is accused by the Serious Fraud Office of 16 fraud-related charges and yesterday pleaded not guilty on all counts as the Swedish-born banker’s trial started at Southwark crown court.
He said that the representatives had agreed seven core principles that the proposals should make. Among them are that they should not be conditional on any otherA sound operator with the reality TV series Cops was shot dead by police responding to an armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant. The accident raises more concern over the police’s use of force after recent fatal shootings.
People have been trying to put wings on their automobiles almost since the plane began. Glen Curtis, a great aviation pioneer had a bash at it unsucessfully in 1916. Ever since then, the media haveFour months ago, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, fired a warning shot on interest rates. They could rise “sooner than markets currently expect”, he told the Mansion House in June. Hours later, markets brought forward their forecast for a first increase by about six months ? to November this year, a schedule the governor was happy to accept.
“I think,” she says in that tremendously rich, warm, intelligent voice of hers, “my age had to catch up with my height. I am 6ft tall and I was playing 40-year-olds when I was 20. I just had to be patient.”
If that troubled the former attorney-general Dominic Grieve, QC, it poses no such problems for Lord Faulks. Grayling’s junior minister was involved with the original commission on a UK Bill of Rights that reported in 2012, making clear he was not averse to pulling out from the [European] Convention on Human Rights as a last resort.Anyone who thought that Gene Robinson was going to go quietly should have known better. Even as he talks about his retirement, the gay bishop whose election brought the Anglican Communion worldwide to the brink of schism argues with undiminished vigour that the true problem is none other than the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“A lot of people are saying ‘do I dare launch this?’ ” Mr Griffith-Jones said, adding that he was anxious not to create what he called “a fear culture”.
Lawrence Tomlinson, an entrepreneur and adviser to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, alleged that RBS had pushed healthy small and medium-sized enterprises into administration to strip their assets and then buy them back cheaply to turn a profit. HeThe state-run “bad bank” in charge of running down Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley’s loans has returned more than ?10 billion to the government.
Young women were found to be twice as likely to “sext” naked pictures of themselves than men, while many have sent the photos to strangers.
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The department said that Shire had provided “misleading information regarding the safety or efficacy” of the ADHD drugs Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Daytrana, as well as of Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of ulcerativeA crustacean known as the killer shrimp tops the Environment Agency’s list of “ten most-wanted” invasive species.
A tie up with the foundation has since led to the sale of some 100,000 silver and gold medallions raising money for both the Nobel Laureate Foundation and multiple charitable causes nominated by the laureates. Scoin Shop promote and market the coins which are made by the Norweigan mint to designs agreed with the Nobel Peace prize recipients.“Only 97 people have won the Nobel Peace prize, it is a real accolade that resonants with collectors,” he explains.
The win - Murray’s 15 in his last 17 matches - also boosts his hopes of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London, helping to keep him in eighth place - the final qualifying spot.
The floor is knee-deep in shoals of stuff: books tangling with jeans, posters and unidentified objects, her laptop covered in a sticker saying “This Machine Kills Print Media”. Her mum follows me up, wearily sighing: “I hope she’s cleared away her knickers. This is a teenager we’re talking about.”Two new albums aim to present a survey of Paris ? but only one can claim to have captured the city in all its glory
In his updated book, Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, which is officially released tomorrow, Ferguson also rejects the common belief that heAlex Horne’s style of comedy tends to be playfulness with a purpose. For his 2008 show Wordwatching, he attempted to introduce new words (bollo, pratdigger) into the Oxford English Dictionary. Last year, in Lies, he didn’t talk live: instead he mimed to an hour of audio recordings of himself, to inventively prove a point about the deceits of life and stand-up.
I’ve not consulted The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it would be no surprise if that psychiatric bible contained an entry for “post-banking syndrome” or PBS. An increasingly widespread condition that usually emerges seven to ten years into a career in the City, it involves the sufferer suddenly becoming acutely aware of the moral bankruptcy of the system that has enriched them and more often than not results in public declarations of dismay, typically after the payment of a large bonus or redundancy cheque.
David Cameron yesterday denied claims that the plans were “shambolic” after it emerged that Public Health ?England, which is charged with co?ordinating Britain’s response to the virus, had still not been given details of his proposals more than 24 hours after the policy was announced.
Several other full internationals could theoretically be asked to drop down, including Jack Wilshere, 22, Calum Chambers, 19, Luke Shaw, 19, Ross Barkley,An independent Scotland would be Britain’s “closest friend, most honest counsel and most committed ally”, Alex Salmond will tell supporters tonight as passions reach fever pitch before tomorrow’s referendum.
Vladimir Konstantinov: Konstantinov is being designated for threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for undermining Ukraine’s democratic institutions and processes. Konstantinov is the speaker of the Crimean parliament, which on March 11, 2014, declared independence from Ukraine
Redknapp was critical of the defending that led to all three of Liverpool’s goals, particularly their first, the tenth Premier League own goal of Richard Dunne’s career. QPR’s players turned their backs to allowWarnings that eating meat could be as dangerous as smoking are overblown because the evidence on the link between food and cancer is inconclusive, according to a leading expert.
A doctor stood by my bed. He was a young man with slicked-back hair and limpid brown eyes and he wore the familiar uniform of a Syrian doctor, an end-of-the-world weariness stitched with visions of terrible, indescribable wounds by three years’ too many dead. I had been tied up, beaten until I blacked out, then shot twice, then beaten a lot more so that one of my eyeballs had haemorrhaged; I had had a rock smashed on my head and been stripped naked, save for a set of handcuffs and a coating of blood.Measured beside the mercilessness and horror of contemporary conflict, the manners and gentility shown between combatants during Patrick Leigh Fermor’s abduction of a German general in Crete during the Second World War at first make the operation seem less like an act of war than a contest between rival teams of gentlemen.
HMIC reveals that “generic phrases” are being cut andNearly $4 billion (?2.5 billion) has been poured into next week’s US elections as outside groups and secret donors have turned this into the most expensive ? and negative ? midterm contest ever.
Forecasting is a staple of fast-growth businesses and not just for those buying commodities, such as cacao, a year in advance. Henrietta Morrison, the founder of organic pet-food company Lily’s Kitchen, employs a professional forecaster to ensure that money isn’t tied up in stock for longer than it needs to be.
Within minutes, trading surpassed Twitter’s first day. Demand was so high that underwriters were considering exercising an option to sell more shares. That couldAlibaba is seeking partners among the big Hollywood studios to satisfy middle-class Chinese demand for western entertainment.
Less than an hour’s drive from Perugia, an hour and a half from Rome and just over two hours’ drive from Florence or the Maremma coast, Todi is accessible from a range of airports and well placed for those who want to explore the area. In short, the perfect location for a holiday home.
“WDH’s decision to work with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has allowed us to demonstrate the flexibility of our entire range,” says Alastair Hemmings, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK. “The combination of our broad model range and our dedicated support team has helped us to deliver a fleet solution that meets the needs of WDH now and into the future.”
A friend tells the story of a visit to America that did not quite turn out as he intended. He was to marry an American woman and set out for California, where her folks lived after emigrating from China many years before. Previous trips across the Atlantic had persuaded him that, in a land where an English accent turns heads and leads invariably to animated conversations about one’s close associations with the Queen or Tony Blair, nothing could go wrong.
Nicknamed “The Conqueror”Scotland, in the mid-18th century, could reasonably have claimed to be the cleverest place on the globe. The country was a powerhouse of intellectual and scientific energy, with an unrivalled education system, five universities (to England’s two), an intensely literary culture, a widely literate population and some of the greatest thinkers and writers in history, including David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns.
Captain Doug Beattie, who has conducted three tours of Helmand, earning a Military Cross for bravery, described the withdrawal as “bitter sweet”.
“This operation was obviously at the top of the list of exploits carried out by Seal Team Six because of the high-valueThousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists defiantly continued their protest today after a night of clashes with police that kept much of the island’s financial district at a standstill.
The concerns are understood to stretchLufthansa, Europe’s dominant full-service airline, has sent a shiver through the big beasts of the Continent’s aviation sector by issuing a chilling profit warning over competition from the rise of the Middle Eastern airlines and the pillaging of the short-haul market by the budget carriers. The German airline said its profits for the next two years would be significantly lower. It has cut this year’s operating profit forecasts to ?1 billion (?805 million) from a previous range of ?1.3 billion to ?1.5 billion. For next year, Lufthansa is saying it expects its profits to double to ?2 billion but thatSuccessful SMEs invest in the future even if it means less profitability now
Anatoliy Sidorov: ?Commander of Russia’s western military district, units of which were deployed to Crimea
The department said that Shire had provided “misleading information regarding the safety or efficacy” of the ADHD drugs Adderall XR, Vyvanse and Daytrana, as well as of Pentasa and Lialda, which are approved for the treatment of ulcerativeA crustacean known as the killer shrimp tops the Environment Agency’s list of “ten most-wanted” invasive species.
the sky’s the limit when it comes to getting exactly the right build. They may look the same on the outside, but inside you will find a WDH electrician, for example, driving a completely different van to a plumber.
The Front leader, who expects her party to top French voting in next week’sSome of Britain’s biggest investment institutions are slashing their holdings of UK equities and responding to the allure of Asia and emerging markets.
Henry Engelhardt, Admiral’s founder and chiefEmerging markets and smaller company funds may grab the headlines, but many investors currently prefer less risky places for their money.
“It is a sign of rapprochement,” a Syrian activist among those helping to broker the exchange said.
“Working closely with the fleet team at Volkswagen has meant that we have been able to identify the exact models we required, along with the specific extras each vehicle needed,” says Young.