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Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses pensions conviction appeal

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:07
Judge says Dominic Chappell gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence in the Crown Court hearing.
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'Pokémon GO' May Have Just Leaked A Pokémon That Isn't Supposed To Exist Yet

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:07
Pokemon GO data may be showing us a new Pokemon from either Let's Go Pikachu and Eeevee or Gen 8.
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2019 Ford Super Duty F-250

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:07
The 2019 Ford Super Duty heavy-duty pickup truck family runs the gamut from bare-boned work trucks to luxurious versions with swanky interiors and generously applied tech features. Redesigned in 2017, the Super Duty shares some styling elements with the lighter-duty Ford F-150. Both are aluminum-intensive, but the Super Duty has more steel in its...
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The Royal Family’s Astrological Signs Are Eerily Accurate

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:01
<p>At this point, you may think you’re a royal family expert. Between <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/royal-wedding" target="_blank">Meghan and Harry’s wedding</a> and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/queen-elizabeth-flew-helicopter-to-see-prince-louis" target="_blank">William and Kate’s children</a> grabbing all the headlines, the family certainly seems to be everywhere. But, did you know that the Queen and Prince Charles are doomed to never get along? It’s true because it’s written in the stars.* Here’s what else we know about the royal family’s zodiac signs via <a href="https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs" target="_blank">Horoscope.com</a>.</p><h2>Queen Elizabeth: Taurus (and <a href="https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/tiger.htm" target="_blank">Year of the Tiger</a>)</h2><p>Born on April 21, 1926, the Queen just barely falls into the Taurus category, which begins on April 20. She truly couldn’t be more representative of her star sign, though.</p><p>“Smart, ambitious, and trustworthy, Taurus is the anchor of the Zodiac,” <a href="https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs/taurus" target="_blank">Horoscope.com</a> explained. “Amazing friends, colleagues, and partners, Taureans value honesty above all else and are proud that their personal relationships tend to be drama free.” Her only potential downside is that Taurus is typically known for being “stubborn,” which is probably why nobody in the royal family is <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/royal-family-banned-food" target="_blank">allowed to eat garlic</a>.</p><h2>Prince Charles: Scorpio (and <a href="https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/rat.htm" target="_blank">Year of the Rat</a>)</h2><p>Born November 14, 1948, Charles falls firmly in the Scorpio category. And, like his mother, he perfectly fits the bill.</p><p>“Passionate, independent, and unafraid to blaze their own trail no matter what others think, Scorpios make a statement wherever they go,” <a href="https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs/scorpio" target="_blank">Horoscope.com</a> said. “They love debates, aren't afraid of controversy, and won't back down from a debate. They also hate people who aren't genuine, and are all about being authentic—even if authentic isn't pretty.”</p><h2>Prince William: Cancer (and <a href="https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/dog.htm" target="_blank">Year of the Dog</a>)</h2><p>On June 21, 1982, Prince William entered the world, making him a Cancer. If you’re a member of the royal family you may not want to try to sneak anything by him because Cancers are reportedly psychic.</p><p>“Most Cancers have been called psychic at some point, and with good reason—Cancer can often intuit relationships, ideas, and motivations before anyone has actually spoken,” <a href="https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs/cancer" target="_blank">Horoscope.com</a> wrote. “That can make for challenging interactions with this sign—Cancer hates small talk, especially when it contains white lies (like saying, ‘How nice to see you!’ when it's clear that both parties would rather avoid each other). That's why social gatherings can be overwhelming for Cancers. They'd much rather spend time in small groups where everyone is on the same page.”</p><h2>Kate Middleton: Capricorn (and <a href="https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/dog.htm" target="_blank">Year of the Dog</a>)</h2><p>Kate Middleton was born on January 9, 1982, meaning she’s a Capricorn through and through.</p><p>“Smart, hardworking, and fully in control of their destiny, a Capricorn will <em>always</em> get what they set their mind to, in both personal and professional life—no excuses,” <a href="https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs/capricorn" target="_blank">Horoscope.com</a> said, which makes sense for a smarty pants like Kate, who <a href="https://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Kate-Middleton-Facts-About-Her-College-Years-42676428" target="_blank">graduated school with honors</a>. “Capricorns may get a reputation as stubborn, but they simply know what they want, and also know how they wish other people would behave.”</p><h2>Prince Harry: Virgo (and <a href="https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/rat.htm" target="_blank">Year of the Rat</a>)</h2><p>On September 15, 1984, Prince Harry joined the royal family. And that means he came in on the tail end of the Virgo sign. Though, at least from the outside, he looks to fit the sign quite nicely.</p><p>“Smart, sophisticated, and kind, Virgo gets the job done without complaining. Virgos are amazing friends, always there to lend a hand and also lend advice,” <a href="https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs/virgo" target="_blank">Horoscope.com</a> said, rather perfectly explaining the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/meghan-markle-prince-harry-wedding-gift-charity" target="_blank">charity-loving Harry</a>. “Practical Virgos are incredibly adept at big picture thinking, and planning out their life, their vacations, and what they're going to do today isn't a drag it makes them feel in control and secure.”</p><h2>Meghan Markle: Leo (and <a href="https://www.yourchineseastrology.com/zodiac/metal-rooster.htm" target="_blank">Year of the Rooster</a>)</h2><p>Meghan, the newest member of the royal family, was born on August 4, 1981, making her a Leo.</p><p>“Bold, intelligent, warm, and courageous, fire sign Leo is a natural leader of the Zodiac, ready to blaze a trail, vanquish injustice, and make a name for themselves along the way,” Horoscope.com said, nearly perfectly explaining Meghan’s place as the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/world/europe/meghan-markle-monarchy-uk.html" target="_blank">change maker of the monarchy</a>. “Blessed with high self-esteem, Lions know that they possess enviable traits—and they're proud of them. They don't believe in false modesty and will be the first to praise themselves for a job well done. But Leo isn't self-aggrandizing or unwilling to roll up those sleeves and do the work: this sign knows that in order to be respected and admired, he or she needs to put in the effort worthy of a leader.”</p><p><em>*OK, so they probably aren’t doomed, they are mother and son after all. </em></p>
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Entrepreneur: 3 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Win VC Investments

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:00
Do your due diligence.
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Entrepreneur: New Jersey Legalization Bill Reportedly Sets Nation's Lowest Tax on Legal Marijuana

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 13:00
The Garden State has been on the cusp of legalization since last year. It's looking like it will really.
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Tony Robbins Shares Strategies Of The World's Best Investors

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:55
Tony Robbins talks about his best and worst investments, what he's learned from the world's greatest investors, why we shouldn't be afraid of bear markets, and perhaps most importantly, how to become emotionally wealthy.
Categories: Business

Inhabit approved for 590,000 sq ft redev in Aberdeen city centre

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:55
Inhabit has been granted planning approval for its 590,000 sq ft redevelopment of the historic Broadford Works site in Aberdeen city centre.
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Uber-Deliveroo 'talks' hit Just Eat's share price

BBC Business News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:43
The food delivery firm's shares drop to a one-year low on reports Uber is mulling a bid for Deliveroo.
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Uber-Deliveroo 'talks' hit Just Eat's share price

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:43
The food delivery firm's shares drop to a one-year low on reports Uber is mulling a bid for Deliveroo.
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The trade war reaches Procter & Gamble -- and into the medicine cabinet

CNN News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:43
Procter & Gamble, the maker of familiar brands like Tide, Pampers, Gillette and Bounty, has been knocked around the past few years by lackluster sales and new competitors.
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L&Q to introduce lifetime tenancies for all residents

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:33
Housing association L&Q is set to scrap fixed-term tenancies (FTTs) and instead offer lifetime tenancies for all residents, it has announced.
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The Incredible Expanding Universe of Biotech Stocks

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:30
The biotech sector is unique relative to the rest of the stock market in many ways, but one that is often overlooked: its expansionary public equity market footprint.
Categories: Business

Entrepreneur: How to Get the Top 4 Percent of Your Customers to Buy 16 Times More

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:30
Plenty of customers will pay more for a better experience.
Categories: Business

Cornwall Businnes: Cornish cheesemaker named supreme champion

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:09
Redruth-based cheesemaker Curds & Croust was named Supreme Champions at this year’s Global Cheese Awards.
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This New Booking Tool Makes it Easy to Take Back-to-back Cruises

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:01
<p>Cruises can be a great way to see multiple countries in one journey, but sometimes travelers may find themselves wanting to take only a portion of the trip or combine the cruise with another to continue seeing even more locales.</p><p>While travelers have long had the option to book one-way itineraries or back-to-back cruises, planning these itineraries can often be difficult and time consuming when trying to fit specific stops into the trip.</p><p>That’s where <a href="https://cruisewire.com/Home/Index" target="_blank">CruiseWire</a> comes in. The online travel agency has launched the world’s first cruise booking website dedicated to providing one-way cruise itineraries.</p><p>Through the platform’s <a href="https://cruisewire.com/Home/BackToBack" target="_blank">Back to Back Cruise Search</a> tool, travelers can easily put together the cruise of their dream by inputting the destinations they’re interested in and the dates of their journey to see which cruise lines have offerings matching their interests. </p><p>Searches can include details like the cruise line of interest, the year the ship was built, the number of layover days on the journey, and whether the ship includes amenities like a water slide. </p><p>Travelers can get even more detailed with the platform's <a href="https://cruisewire.com/Home/Custom" target="_blank">Custom World Cruise Search</a> feature, which searches cruises based on the specific cities (as opposed to searching the entire destination) of interest, creating customized itineraries that hit each of the requested stops. </p><p>In addition to its search features, CruiseWire also has a variety of recommended itineraries that range from trips in Alaska and Asia to journeys in the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/caribbean-bermuda-bahamas" target="_blank">Caribbean</a>, the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/cruises/best-mediterranean-cruises" target="_blank">Mediterranean</a>, Hawaii, and Northern Europe. Those looking for a longer excursion can also check out the company's recommended <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/cruises/seabourn-2020-world-cruise" target="_blank">world cruises</a>, which stop at countries across the globe over a period of 90 to 110 days. </p><p>CruiseWire currently offers over 25,000 different cruises that sail to 121 countries with 11 cruise lines. These include Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International.</p>
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World’s Greatest Drag Race 8: Who Wins? Lambo, McLaren, Porsche, ZR1, or a Surprise Guest?

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:00

Eight years isn’t a long time, but it’s long enough to forget. The World’s Greatest Drag Race has become such a normal part of what we do at Motor Trend that it’s hard to remember when we didn’t undertake the rather loony quarter-mile experiment of launching 12 sports and supercars simultaneously down a runway.

Now that the drag race is a given around here, we’re too busy looking forward to look back. The question is not whether we’ll do a race this year; it’s what we’ll do differently this time. Some would argue a new crop of cars is enough, but we know we can do more to boost the excitement factor.

Easter eggs in past drag races have varied. In the second race, the Subaru BRZ, which was going to come in dead last no matter what, did a donut across the finish line. In the fifth, I jumped the start in the Miata (and still lost). The next year, we added in a Dodge Charger Hellcat. Last year, it was the Miata that got the boot in favor of the quickest car we’d ever tested, the Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous.

If you need a refresher or just a good binge-watching Saturday afternoon, you can find all seven previous drag races on MotorTrend.com/bdc.

This year, we were once again the guests of our outstanding hosts at Vandenberg Air Force Base, home of the cleanest, most race-ready airfield in the world (no hats on the flight line, please). You’ve already seen the pictures and know we had a special guest. Once again, the Miata was excused in favor of something with a bit more horsepower—the old-fashioned, gas-guzzling kind. Meet the 1320.

Formally known as the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, this 485-hp bracket racer’s dream stole all the Demon’s drag racing goodies, including a transmission brake, line lock, heavy-duty axle shafts, and drag-special damper and traction control programming. On the way out, the 1320 ditched its rear and front passenger seats and swiped a set of Nexen street-legal drag tires.

The 1320 will need every last advantage, as it’s lined up against some of the top supercars on the planet—each equipped with barely street-legal tires, launch control, and even more horsepower. Our quarter-mile times provide a hint of the finish, but if you want to really experience WGDR 8, you’ve got to watch the full video.

Watch World’s Greatest Drag Race 8 right here!

Bonus Race! The half mile, double or nothing

Some years, World’s Greatest Drag Race is a blowout. Others, it’s a nail-biter. Last year was the latter; by the end of the quarter mile, the Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren were running down the Tesla and would’ve beat it if the race were a bit longer. This year, we’re not playing “what if” bench racing games.  It’s time to see who’s a quarter-mile star and who has real legs. To find out, we added a standing half mile and brought some special guests. To find out who’s there and who wins, you gotta subscribe to Motor Trend OnDemand.

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Entrepreneur: Delegation 101: How Entrepreneurs Can Boost Employee Productivity

Business Now Mag - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:00
If you want to spend more time doing what you love, you have to get comfortable with delegating.
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The Crown Estate receives first European WELL Platinum certification

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:52
The Crown Estate’s head office at St James’s Market has become the first office in Europe to achieve a WELL Platinum certification.
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