A Star Goldman Trader Goes Cold

April 29, 2017

… was elevated to partner. Keefe joined hedge fund CarVal Investors and Lafferty departed for HSBC Holdings Plc. Some time later, Tormey moved into a different role and handed oversight to Savarese. In 2016, spurred by the Peabody bet, as well as a position in Ultra Petroleum Corp., his team brought in more than $200 million in revenue, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. That came close to the performance turned in by Thomas Malafronte, Goldman Sachs’s star junk bond …

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

April 27, 2017

… abdication of the FCCs responsibility to protect consumers and competition. While Pais Republican predecessors, Michael Powell and Kevin Martin, didnt favor rules, they believed the FCC had a role to play in overseeing the broadband market, including ensuring non-discriminatory access to the Internet. Chairman Martin even ruled against Comcast when it blocked attempts to download lawful content on peer-to-peer networks (this decision was overturned by a federal court). Coupled with the …

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Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

April 25, 2017

Brain boost Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age. The theory is that through exercise the brain receives a greater supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients that boost its health as well as a growth hormone that helps the formation of new neurons and connections. In this analysis of previous studies, …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… like it’s very important for people to know about Sister Tesa, not just of the role that she played in my life, but just watching the role that she played in so many women and children’s lives. SISTER TESA, CNN HERO: How are you? You’re back home. SUBTITLE: What was it like seeing your hero become a CNN Hero? TALLEY: I’ve felt blessed, like I feel honored that I was able to honor her in such a significant way. WILSON: I was in JFK and, of course, they show CNN on all the …

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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… Walmart. Before that, Thinx founder Miki Agrawal stepped down from her prominent role as the period underwear startup’s CEO, kicking off a barrage of stories about her company’s inappropriate work environment and a sexual harassment complaint from a former employee. Not to mention, our president is Donald Trump, a result that has inspired a re-evaluation of feminism’s aims as a political movement and whether a version of feminism that centers its praise on individual women who …

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Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

April 18, 2017

A higher profile Very few readers will recognise Toor Pekai from her picture. Whenever Malala attends a high-profile function to promote her cause, she is invariably accompanied by her father Ziauddin, who has often been interviewed about his daughter’s many successes. Meanwhile, Malala’s mother has played her own low-profile, but important, role at home with the rest of the family in Birmingham. Toor Pekai explains: “When Malala was being treated in hospital we were very …

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Turkey’s democracy died today

April 18, 2017

… role as the leader of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, which he founded and used as the vehicle for his meteoric rise from soccer player into Turkey’s most powerful leader in nearly a century. He will lead the party that holds the majority in parliament, controlling both the legislative and executive branches, and soon strengthening his dominance over the judiciary. Checks and balances will fade away. New elections will be held in 2019, at which time the prime minister’s …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Withnail and I: Cult classic turns 30 – BBC News

April 16, 2017

… work after leaving London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption “I’ve been watching you” – poacher Jake warns the hapless pair Daniel Day-Lewis had turned down the role and other leading contenders included Bill Nighy and Ed Tudor-Pole. It was not much easier for McGann, with the role of Marwood offered to Michael Maloney. Having stepped into his shoes, his strong Liverpudlian accent promptly saw him sacked before an …

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Noah Syndergaard just revealed some tantalizing hints about his ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo

April 15, 2017

Out of the dugout and into your television.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets’ very Thor-looking pitcher, will have a cameo in the seventh season of Game of Thrones this much, we’ve known for some time. But the star hurler just revealed some tantalizing hints about what exactly his role will entail when HBO’s hit series returns this summer. SEE ALSO: What these soccer fans did after terrifying explosions will restore your faith in humanity …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… about to present. Rather, the point is to link your honesty or joke to the core of what youre trying to accomplish. How? By utilizing a power we often overlook. The Power of Pre-Suasion: Language & Imagery Language and imagery play a significant role in Pre-Suasion. Why should leaders pay attention to the words and pictures they use? A single image can be enough to orient people to an idea that facilitates the next one or even facilitates the success of the message itself. For example, …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… a five-time Tour winner with two top 10s in majors, while Scott, Schwartzel and two-time runner-up Westwood form a formidable chasing pack. The 25-year-old Pieters, who played a starring role for Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup with four wins out of five matches, is bidding to become the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to win the Masters. In all, 14 players will go into Sunday within six shots of the lead, including grand slam-chasing Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who needs the …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

(CNN) Five years ago at Augusta he said he wasn’t “good enough” to win a major, now Sergio Garcia shares the halfway lead with Charley Hoffman, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler at the Masters. Garcia fired a three-under 69 on another breezy day in Georgia to reach four under and erase the four-shot overnight lead of Hoffman, who added a 75 to his opening 65 to slip back. Follow @cnnsport Belgian debutant Pieters, 25, who played a starring role for Europe on his Ryder Cup …

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Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’ sequel is taking off

April 5, 2017

… that she would be leaving The View to work on what she called “That’s So Raven 2” (why not “That’s 2 Raven”? Is everyone useless?). The show focuses on an adult Raven Baxter (Symone) and her best friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol, reprising her role), now living together as divorced single mothers with their kids (another working title: “Fuller House 3”). One of Raven’s kids (played by Black-ish‘s Issac Brown and Being Mary …

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Prominent governor says Trump’s climate order is a ‘colossal mistake’

March 31, 2017

… burning fossil fuels, destroying forests and other human activities are the predominant reason why global temperatures are rising to historically high levels. Brown, in turn, has consistently mocked Trump for his head-in-the-sand views on the issue. Trump’s climate denial also puts him at odds with the world’s leaders, who for now remain committed to fighting global warming through the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Image: Ed hawkins With Washington ditching its role as a global …

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Ivanka Trump to attend women’s empowerment summit in Berlin

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Ivanka Trump is making her first trip abroad since her father took office, representing the United States at a women’s empowerment summit in Berlin late next month. The trip was first reported by the Associated Press. “Looking forward to working together in Berlin next month to promote the role of women in the economy and the future of our workforce globally #W20,” Trump posted on Facebook late Sunday evening, linking to AP’s report. She will join four additional …

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‘Feud’ star Jackie Hoffman on being a character actor: ‘Aging isnt as frightening for us as it is for the pretty people’

March 27, 2017

… What got you excited about her when the role came your way? Oh my lord have mercy! First of all, the audition material was so secret that all the names were changed, so they didnt use the name Crawford, they didnt use the name Mamacita. Then I found out later what it was and I had bought, in my 20s, a copy of Joan Crawfords [1971 advice book] My Way of Life, and the gay man inside me, pardon the expression, knew exactly what it was and fell in love with it. I remember her talking about Mamacita, …

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Find someone that loves you as much as these grandparents love In-N-Out

March 22, 2017

This is the secret to true love.Image: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock If you are looking for relationship role models, don’t turn to celebrities. Turn instead to these grandparents who have been married for 53 years. While they’ve probably figured out many of the keys to a successful marriage in those 53 years, we’d like to think that number one amongst them is their love of In-N-Out, the California burger chain. SEE ALSO: The story of this elderly couple’s 65-year …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

… professional bettors have started to take on the role of fund manager, pooling together money from backers looking for better returns. Legalized in 2015, entity betting allows a person or group of people to set up a fund in Nevada offering sports betting as an investment opportunity. Contrarian Investments LLC is one example. Owner Chris Connelly said he has both domestic and foreign investors. Similar to the common Wall Street method of looking for arbitrage in overvalued or undervalued stocks, …

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… she looked to Cummins as a counselor. She’s been to church with him, she said. He never made her feel uncomfortable and he never touched her, except for the occasional fist bump. He also grabbed her hands one time to calm her down, she said, according to the report. A faculty member identified in the report as “Teacher 1” said she had seen Elizabeth in Cummins’ classroom a great deal and felt Cummins “should have a better boundary between his role as the …

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Patricia Arquette brings the fight for equal pay centre stage with new UN initiative

March 15, 2017

… ALSO: Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech: ‘Time to have wage equality once and for all’ Arquette told Mashable why she chose to speak out about the issue of pay inequality after winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olivia Evans in Boyhood. “I was winning that award for the part of a single mom who was the primary breadwinner and caretaker for her kids and I thought about how different her life would have been had she actually been paid her full …

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What Really Happens At Chinas Biggest Annual Political Gathering

March 14, 2017

… most important of which is the held every five years. The CPPCC, on the other hand, which has around , is somewhat different: many of its members are not Communist Party members, its role is purely advisory and it has no legislative power. As a result, many CPPCC members are business people and celebrities, including the basketball player Yao Ming, the actor Jackie Chan and the tycoon Wang Jianlin. Other members of the CPPCC include officials from Chinas eight other outside of the Communist …

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Public appointments process not transparent, say MPs – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… member of a panel There should be transparency over significant political activity At the start of the recruitment process, ministers should agree the job description for the role, the length of tenure and remuneration Ministers must also agree the composition of the advisory assessment panel and how they would be actively informed of the progress at every stage throughout the competition Public Appointments Commissioner Peter Riddell, a former political journalist and former head of the …

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76 women voyage to the edge of the world to fight gender inequality

March 6, 2017

(CNN)There’s a running joke that one has to sport a beard to conduct scientific research in Antarctica. Except it isn’t really a joke, because until the mid-20th century women were widely discouraged from exploring the continent, and the United States didn’t allow American women to work in the region until 1969. But history was recently turned on its head when 76 women with backgrounds in science set sail to the bottom of the Earth. …

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Under Trump, America no longer represents the world

March 6, 2017

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