Monthly Archives: September 2015

Axel von Schubert: Honest business is hounded out of Britain by compliance watchdogs

   Try to withdraw or deposit a five-figure amount in cash or attempt a perfectly legitimate wire transfer in or out of your bank account. Sounds easy. Not these days. If the size or nature of that particular transaction does not meet the secretive parameters and risk limits set by some over-zealous compliance team, you […]

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Please Don’t Block Our Ads. Here’s How to Block Ads in iOS 9 | WIRED

Most of us find mobile ads a nuisance, particularly when you’re reading a webpage and an ad appears from nowhere. Most irritating are the ads that pop up on a web page that direct  you to the  app store. On downloading IOS9 my first mission was to download an ad blocker as an extension  to […]

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The unlikely lady of Longleat

   The BBC aired the first of three episodes of “All Change at Londleat” Lady Emma the “unlikely Lady of Longleat” is the daughter of Ladi Jadesinmi (Ladol) Today Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, 39, who will become the 8th Marquess of Bath on the death of his father Alexander, is to wed Emma […]

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The Grand Slam Is Dead, but Serena Will Still Live Loud

   Maria Lucien, a retired paralegal from Frenchtown, Montana, was shaking her legs at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the nerves getting to her. Like so many in the U.S. Open crowd on the Friday, she had made a pilgrimage to see Serena Williams make history. Williams was going for a sweep of all four major tournaments […]

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James Blake says police officer who tackled him should be fired

       (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith) On Saturday, former tennis star James Blake told the Associated Press that James Frascatore, the plainclothes officer who wrongly tackled and detained him, should be fired. From the Associated Press: “I don’t think this person should ever have a badge or a gun again … I don’t think […]

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MOVING TOWARD EXPOSING CORPORATE SECRECY IN WORLD BANK CONTRACTING

Yesterday the World Bank committed to examining ways to collect and publish information about the real owners of companies (also called “beneficial owners”) participating in Bank-financed contracts. We welcome the Bank’s leadership as the impact of its new procurement policy stands to affect a portfolio of about US $42 billion invested in more than 1,800 […]

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HOW ANONYMOUSLY OWNED COMPANIES ARE USED TO RIP OFF GOVERNMENT BUDGETS

Since the financial crisis, we have heard a lot about the revenue governments lose to tax avoidance and evasion, but what about the losses resulting from corruption of governments’ procurement processes? Around the world governments spend $9.5 trillion each year on public works, goods and services. It should be no surprise that fraudsters, and the […]

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#ImwithKim

As Christians celebrate Kim Davis, they seem to overlook the real principles behind the reasons she was charged for contempt. Secularism is enshrined in the American constitution this separates government institution from religion. As a government employee, Kim Davis is subject to the institution that employs her and not her faith. Where her faith conflicts […]

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Kim Davis Release from Jail

msnbc.com Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to be released from jail Sept. 8, 2015 4 min read original A federal judge on Tuesday issued an order to release Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from the Carter County Detention Center, where she has been behind bars for defying a federal order that she issue marriage licenses to […]

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Back In Compton, ‘They Love Their Venus And Serena’

Serena and Venus Williams return to America’s biggest tennis stage next week at the US Open. Nearly 3,000 miles away, in Compton, California, and 25 years removed, the sisters still inspire. Source: Back In Compton, ‘They Love Their Venus And Serena’

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