Hunt rejects OBR forecasts of Brexit hit to UK economy

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City AM

By Stefan Boscia Forecasts of the economic hit caused by Brexit from the UK’s budgetary watchdog are wrong, according to chancellor Jeremy Hunt. Hunt today said he doesn’t “accept” predictions by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) that the UK’s economy will be 4 per cent smaller in the medium-term due to Brexit. Hunt told Sky News that policies he recently announced on regulatory divergence from Brussels, including on ditching the EU’s Solvency II directive on the insurance industry, will help boost the UK’s economic prospects long-term. Brexit has come back into focus over the past fe… Read More “Hunt rejects OBR forecasts of Brexit hit to UK economy”

Former PlayStation Hacker in a Race Against Time to Fix Twitter

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By Veronika Bondarenko A one-time hacker has made a bold deal with Elon Musk. With Twitter’s workforce now less than a third of what it was when Elon Musk took control, those who stayed are facing incredible pressure to evolve and keep many features running. While most are left having to adapt old roles to Musk’s bumpy vision for the platform, a few unlikely sources jumped in to help steer it where they want to go. One such person is George Hotz — a software engineer and hacker best known for becoming the first person to unlock the iPhone at age 17 in 2007 and later jailbreaking restrictions … Read More “Former PlayStation Hacker in a Race Against Time to Fix Twitter”

14 NGOs call for immediate release of Mohammed al-Qahtani

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Al-Araby

Over a dozen NGOs have called for the immediate release of Saudi human rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, who has been detained for nearly a decade and continues to be held in an unknown location behind bars. Al-Qahtani, a co-founder of the now-disbanded Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and a professor at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies, has been detained in Saudi Arabia since 2013 on charges including “breaking allegiance to the ruler” and “questioning the integrity of officials”. He completed his sentence on November 22 2022. However, since October 24, Saudi authori… Read More “14 NGOs call for immediate release of Mohammed al-Qahtani”

Keir Starmer’s brand of blue collar progressivism is coming into focus

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By Stefan Boscia It’s been a good 12 months for Labour. Sir Keir Starmer’s party began 2022 with a small polling lead over the Tories and will finish it looking like a government-in-waiting, thanks largely to the risible collapse of two Prime Ministers and economically crippling stagflation. Pressure will now come onto the opposition leader to give away more of himself and to show the public how he will govern if he wins the 2024 election. Anyone wanting a preview need only look at his speech at the CBI’s annual conference this week. Starmer slaughtered another of the party’s sacred cows on Tu… Read More “Keir Starmer’s brand of blue collar progressivism is coming into focus”

Look: Erin Andrews’ Thanksgiving Outfit Is Going Viral

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The Spun

By Andrew Holleran Erin Andrews is in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving. The Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game has kicked off this evening. FOX’s No. 1 broadcasting crew is on the call for this one. Andrews is rocking quite the red outfit on FOX during the broadcast. The FOX reporter and NFL Network’s Jane Slater are both rocking similar colorful outfits. Andrews’ outfit is trending on social media. Andrews has worked the Thanksgiving game for more than a decade straight. The Cowboys are currently leading the Giants, 7-3, on Thursday afternoon. The NFC East showdown between two 7-3 te… Read More “Look: Erin Andrews’ Thanksgiving Outfit Is Going Viral”

Hate and disinformation spiked after Musk’s Twitter takeover | View

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In just over two weeks, Musk’s takeover of Twitter has rocked the internet. Hate speech and disinformation have already spiked in what appears to be mostly trolls and right-wing extremists seeking to test the boundaries of Musk’s approach to unchecked free speech on his newly acquired platform. The chaos at Twitter comes at a distinct time of transformation of the internet. Not only is the online space facing regulation globally, but the advances in artificial intelligence that power tomorrow’s tools of disinformation are not slowing down either. Deepfakes, which garnered much attention in 202… Read More “Hate and disinformation spiked after Musk’s Twitter takeover | View”

Taylor Swift Finally Makes the U.S. Government Go After Ticketmaster

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By Michael Tedder Maybe concertgoers need an antihero to take on the ticket giant. Tickets were supposed to officially go on sale this month for Taylor Swift’s Eras tour. It, uh, didn’t go so well. The 52-date tour will be Swift’s first outing since 2018 and bring her across America’s finest stadiums during the spring and summer of 2023. In the last four years, the singer-songwriter has released four albums, including this year’s “Midnights,” and recorded and rereleased two others due to an ongoing dispute for her former label. Swift is one of the most popular artists on the planet; thanks to … Read More “Taylor Swift Finally Makes the U.S. Government Go After Ticketmaster”

EC Healthcare Announces FY2022/23 Interim Results, Revenue Increased 31.1% YoY Mainly Driven by Medical Services

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Continue to Bolster Resilience with Diversified Healthcare Business StrategyFurther Consolidating the Healthcare Services Market HONG KONG, Nov 24, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong, announces today its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2022 (the “Period”). Business Highlight– Total revenue increased by 31.1% YoY to HK$1,893.2 million– Revenue from medical services segment rose by 47.5% YoY to HK$1,17… Read More “EC Healthcare Announces FY2022/23 Interim Results, Revenue Increased 31.1% YoY Mainly Driven by Medical Services”

Why better business planning can help us save the

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By Kimberly Butler The recent COP27 summit in Egypt has further reinforced the urgency of the climate threat. As countries, as organisations, and as individuals, we need to do far more to combat climate change, and act much faster than we’re acting today. I believe that finance professionals can play a crucial role in the collective effort to halt climate change and help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future. To fulfil this role, however, they will need to evolve and expand their core skillsets and many need to rethink their approach to planning, budgeting and forecasting. Bro… Read More “Why better business planning can help us save the

European shares hit fresh three-month highs after signs of Fed slowdown

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Reuters UK

By Sruthi Shankar (Reuters) -European stocks hit fresh three-month highs on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s November meeting signalled a slowdown in the pace of interest rate hikes, with investors looking for fresh cues from the European Central Bank (ECB). The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.3% to its strongest level since Aug. 19, although trading volumes were light due to a U.S. market holiday for Thanksgiving. Wall Street ended with solid gains on Wednesday after the U.S. central bank’s meeting minutes showed a “substantial majority” of policymakers agreed it would “l… Read More “European shares hit fresh three-month highs after signs of Fed slowdown”