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The private equity firm Westbrook Partners has thrown in the towel and says it will sell the New Era Estate, a London housing block whose tenants protested its plans to raise rents....
From: New York Times | By: JENNY ANDERSON | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Partners Group has raised more than $1 billion for the firm's eighth mezzanine fund. The fund invests globally in predominantly middle market companies and has already made investments in nine companies. Partners' private debt team is based in Europe,...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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An influential, unpublished report looks to radically revise notions of how to achieve peace in this war-torn country....
From: Foreign Policy | By: davidkenner2014 | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Digital traces remain that shed light on who Ilham Tohti's students really were.
From: Foreign Policy | By: bethanyallenebr | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Newlyweds Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have a lot to be grateful for. According to E! Online, the married couple are expecting a child. This isn’t the first time Simpson is expecting. The new baby will join older brother Bronx, 6. Simpson and Ross...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Niki Cruz | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Asking for a friend: Landlord says "no DSS". Is it legal to withhold that you receive DSS and apply for housing benefit without the landlord finding out?My friend has finally found a safe and affordable place to live in London but the landlord has said...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: OlivesAndTurkishCoffee | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Serbian capital of Belgrade and the lavish Claridge's Hotel in the heart of London might be more than 1,000 miles apart, but for one day some seven decades ago the two places came much closer....
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Britain is moving closer to allowing female soldiers to take a role in close combat on the front lines.
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in Britain's biggest Cold War political scandal, the "Profumo Affair," has died.
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Hang on tight, you've got a lot ahead of you!The post The Magic of New Parenthood Lasts Long After the Newborn Days appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Kacy Faulconer | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Guess who’s switching from beer to vodka? Also after the jump: Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 gets a director Entourage and Furious 7 get their MPAA ratings The Minions take 1960s New York in a cute new clip What doesGOTG have to do with Star Trek 3? See...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Haphazardly finding old repeats of mint documentary on BBC iPlayer (TV and radio) is one of my favourite things to do at the moment.  Under the less-frequented Film section, The British Guide to Showing Off popped up.  I didn’t catch it the first...
From: Style Bubble | By: stylebubble | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Following several accusations of Uber drivers behaving horrendously and a lawsuit regarding the company’s vetting processes for potential vehicle operators, the ride-sharing company is reportedly trying to make it up to future customers by revamping...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Abu Dhabi's national carrier, Etihad, has showcased the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky." The A380 will operate daily to London Heathrow starting Dec. 27 and features "The Residence by Etihad", a...
From: Fox News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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London's Metropolitan Police announced Thursday that it has opened investigations into the deaths of three young boys, a probe that is tied to "allegations of serious and organised sexual abuse."...
From: CNN | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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How do illustrations for new editions of Farenheit 451 or Breakfast at Tiffany's stay fresh? Artists for The Folio Society remain true to the text....
From: The Atlantic | By: Steven Heller | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It’s no secret that women have been turning to menswear.  By that, I don’t mean the odd mens shirt or Gap boy’s trousers but investing and buying into designer menswear, regardless of the sizing.  Be it dandified looks appropriated to fit women...
From: Style Bubble | By: stylebubble | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of public blunders. But according to the 28-year-old actress, her troubled past is behind her and she's developing into a mature, responsible young woman — giving props to a checklist full of places and people who...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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11.28.14-01.24.15 David Zwirner | London, London, review written by Lucy Kent
From: ArtForum | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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by Andrew Sacher As always, NYC has a good amount of upcoming local hip hop shows and tours passing through. Here's a rundown of some of the cool stuff coming up... NYC kush lover Smoke DZA has a hometown show...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Capital Dynamics has closed its clean energy and infrastructure fund at $462.5 million. The CEI Fund, which has already made nine investments in the U.S. and the UK, will continue to target areas such as biomass, landfill gas, small hydropower, solar,...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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One RBS business analyst just tore Russell Brand a new one. The drug-abusing-playboy-turned-political-activist stormed the London headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland last week, confronting any and all employees he could find and demanding to know...
From: Business Insider | By: Portia Crowe | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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LONDON — The falling value of the ruble has led to a lot of economic uncertainty in Russia. But in London, luxury real estate agents are enjoying more business as wealthy Russian oligarchs look for a safe haven to park their savings One high-end real...
From: Mashable | By: Blathnaid Healy | Friday, December 19, 2014
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See all of Kate Middleton’s recent looks » Yesterday, Kate Middleton made jaws drop as she dropped in for a surprise visit at the 23rd Poplar Beavers in London to help the kids earn their Disability Awareness badges. Now five months pregnant, the...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Jasmine Roberts | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Apple Pay is going coming to the UK, 9to5mac suggests, noting this job vacancy being advertised by Apple. The job listing on Apple's website — it's just an internship — first spotted by iClarified, points towards an expansion of the service into...
From: Business Insider | By: Joshua Barrie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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On this day in 1865, by proclamation of the U.S. secretary of state, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, outlawing slavery, officially entered into force, having been ratified by the requisite states on December 6.More Events on this day:1997:...
From: Britannica | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Two London ad agencies may just be crossing the line by using Jesus Christ as a marketing ploy. In what is sure to be a controversial move, Anomaly London is offering a “Sexy Jesus” calendar Campaign Live reports. The calendar features 13 images...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Karlene Trudell | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Wildlife in Hampstead Heath by photographer Matthew Maran...
From: Telegraph | By: Telegraph Staff | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Heads up, parents — you might want to take out the Finding Nemo DVD and replace it with something a bit less violent. Consider There Will Be Blood. An exaggeration, sure, but a new study out of the University College London and the University of Ottawa...
From: Mashable | By: Max Knoblauch | Friday, December 19, 2014
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On the day he was released from his cell, Vincent Cochetel sported a beard “that would be trendy today.” It was not a fashion decision. In 1998, Cochetel, the Director of the Bureau for Europe for the UN High Commission on Refugees, was kidnapped...
From: TED Blog | By: Kate Torgovnick May | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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According to a new study released by the Harvard School of Public Health, exposure to diesel fumes during the last three months of pregnancy can double the risk of having an autistic child. This latest study is one among several that have demonstrated...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jenny Smiechowski | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Gin is a mixing drink, but that doesn't mean that quality doesn't matter. The spirit, which derives its flavor (and its name) from juniper berries, is an essential component in a ton of cocktails, so you still want to be sure you're going for the good...
From: Business Insider | By: Portia Crowe | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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When we return to Yorkshire on January 3, how does the brave new world inhabited by our favorite Downtonite ladies stack up against our own?
From: Geekosystem | By: Kelly Anneken | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Ghani has a clear vision for AfPak relations but genuine peace building deserves cautious optimism....
From: Foreign Policy | By: cschust | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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You’d think anyone who saw the first Jurassic Park would know better than to get too close to the raptors. And Chris Pratt has called Jurassic Park “my Star Wars,” so we can definitely assume he’s seen that kitchen scene a few times. Yet here...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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If the bonds went south, JPMorgan would collect on the insurance. But if they didn’t, the bank would keep making premium payments.
From: Reuters | By: Henry Engler | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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click for ginormous graphic Source: The London Times
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Barry Ritholtz | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Joan Collins was stopped by the border patrol, and the actress has now shared publicly about the incident that made her feel “like a criminal.” According to OK! Magazine, the actress shared about the experience in vivid detail. Joan Collins was stopped...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Regina Avalos | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Prince William drives the car while en route to Buckingham Palace with his wife Kate Middleton on Wednesday afternoon (December 17) in London, England. The couple was on their way to his grandmother Queen Elizabeth‘s annual Christmas luncheon and other...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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John R. MacArthur of Harper’s Magazine says that Republicans and Democrats alike are abandoning the republic in pursuit of big bucks. Negotiators from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are in Washington this week for a new round of talks...
From: Truthout | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The U.K. Supreme Court said Thursday that Russia’s United Co. Rusal can’t appeal reforms to metal storage rules, ending a lengthy dispute with the London Metal Exchange.
From: Wall Street Journal | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A lovely friend of mine in London is keen to go vegan, but there are some requirements for the cookbook below.My friend Ben, who is a delight and helluva knitter, has decided to try and go vegan. I am pleased, but after seeing his continual FB posts...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kitteh | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The UK’s top court refused to hear UC Rusal’s appeal of a London Metal Exchange plan to ease delivery backlogs at warehouses. FREE Download: The Monthly MMI® Report – covering the Aluminum market. The UK Supreme Court’s decision effectively...
From: MetalMiner | By: MetalMiner IndX Reports | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Thanks to our audacious foremothers, women can now realize any and every career they’ve ever dreamed of. Whether we find our…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Essence Gant | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental vaccine against shingles from GlaxoSmithKline met its goal in a late-stage study, in a boost for the company's vaccine unit, which is expanding part of its overall healthcare business....
From: Reuters | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Here on the ’tis beat, we have a zero-tolerance policy. As Baltimore Sun copyeditor John McIntyre has repeatedly reminded us in his roundup of holiday clichés: “’Tis the season”: Not in copy, not in headlines, not at all. Never, never, never,...
From: Fritinancy | By: Nancy Friedman | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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On June 12th 2014, I visited the London set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. In October, we posted our on set interviews with Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. Today we’ve been given the green light to publish our interview with Avengers series director...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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James Bond is back! Daniel Craig was spotted floating around London’s River Thames on Tuesday morning as he filmed a scene for the new James Bond film, Spectre. Craig was joined on the speed boat by his co-star Rory …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Treye Green | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Lindsay Lohan is back and better than ever! The Speed The Plow actress was all smiles when photographers mobbed welcomed the star at LAX on Dec. 17. Surprised to see the actress back in Los Angeles? So are we! She …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Teresa Roca | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Filed under: Small Business, Alternative Investment, Food & Beverage, Entrepreneurs, This Built America MateBrosOlympian Sam Mikulak co-founded a firm to make yerba mate, an energy tea. Start-up company MateBros was born when Alex Anunciation invited...
From: Daily Finance | By: Robyn Gearey | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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