12 Dec 18
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

(Reuters) – U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management announced on Wednesday that it had taken a stake in French drinks maker Pernod Ricard (PERP.PA) worth more than 930 million euros ($1.05 billion). Here are some of New York-headquartered Elliott’s top holdings in Europe (in alphabetical order): AC Milan: – Lent 300 million euros to China’s […]

12 Dec 18
Wild Days in Greece

The next post will be on or before Sunday 23rd December PORKY AND JEFF What I Did and Read in 2002 2002 was the year we explored some of the remoter Dodecanese, meaning those islands near Turkey, of which Kos and Rhodes are the best-known and most visited. In May of that year I was […]

11 Dec 18

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker. Today’s feature is a new acquisition:  The Comforts of Home, by Susan Hill:  Simon Serrailler faces his most difficult case yet […]

10 Dec 18
An ongoing series of events at the London Buddhist Centre, hosted by Maitreyabandhu, exploring the meaning and value of the arts.

An ongoing series of cultural events exploring the meaning and value of the arts. This time Maitreyabandhu interviews the poet Jane Yeh. Born in New Jersey, Jane Yeh first poetry collection, Marabou (Carcanet, 2005), was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes. Her second collection, The Ninjas, was published by Carcanet in 2012. […]

10 Dec 18
Pete Cooper Wildlife

It’s pretty amazing how quickly my childhood daydreams are growing into conservation’s zeitgeist. While I didn’t know the word ‘rewilding’ when I was eight years old, I would never have guessed optimistic hopes of having beavers back in the local stream would be a tenable prospect by the time I was at university, yet alone […]

07 Dec 18
Flowers For Socrates

December 7th is International Civil Aviation Day * National Cotton Candy Day Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Cicero, Akiko Yosano and Noam Chomsky, click

06 Dec 18
Jamie Lawhorn's Blog

Today I’m looking at two similar companies at different stages of development. Should investors buy into an established business or aim to profit from the buoyancy of a fast-growing rival? My big-cap pick is Premier Inn owner Whitbread (LSE: WTB). This FTSE 100 business has 74,070 rooms in 795 UK hotels. Growing fast is “super […]

06 Dec 18
Pickersgill Writing Group

About 20 years ago a Whitbread festival was held at the Inner Harbor.  It was a lovely day as my daughter Laura, her son Jesse, and I went to see what it was about.  It was about a special recreation boat.  To really see it you had to walk a walkway on the water. When […]

06 Dec 18
From First Page to Last

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what […]

06 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Marie-Julie Rivest was born on October 10, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress, known for 300 (2006), I’m Not There (2007) and Savage Messiah (2002). Born: October 10, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Actress (8 credits)  2010 À l’origine d’un cri Serveuse amérindienne  2007 I’m Not There Strange Woman  2007 Too Young […]

05 Dec 18

David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg The Coca-Cola Co. is in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a groundbreaking move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector by one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands, multiple sources familiar with the matter told BNN Bloomberg. The sources said that Coca-Cola […]

05 Dec 18

General Comment November has gone by, it retrospect it seems that this month was much more eventful than October when markets started tumbling. The reality is that in general terms world financial markets started to recover some of the losses from October. The lingering feeling that I get from the financial community, newspapers and more […]

05 Dec 18
The Late Lord

Current events in Parliament are very interesting to me as a political historian, although I admit I’d prefer to be watching from the safer distance of, say, a couple of centuries. Since I am a historian, however, and a Napoleonic-era one at that, yesterday’s triple defeat of Theresa May’s government reminded me strongly of the […]

05 Dec 18
Pen and Pension

The early part of the 18th century saw the beginning of the modern brewing industry, especially in London. Beer production took place in larger breweries using the forerunners of modern industrial methods. Aside from centralised orders by government for the military, sales were more and more linked to inns, pubs and taverns “tied” to the […]