Night out on the books for Waterstone’s fans

first_imgSunday 26 October 2014 11:57 pm Share Express KCS whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoElvenarAdvertisement If You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndo whatsappcenter_img A WEEK after American tourist Dave Will, of Texas, was trapped after hours in Waterstone’s book shop in Trafalgar Square and turned to Twitter for help, the chain partnered with Airbnb on Saturday night to host a sleepover for 10 bookworms and their friends.Responding innovatively to the Twitter sensation, the major chain tapped into the publicity to host a real sleepover with Airbnb, complete with a special after-hours tour of the eight-level shop. There were airbeds and dainty unicorn slippers, as well as a talk by psychologist and sleep specialist Richard Wiseman on how to get a good night’s sleep. And to cure the midnight munchies there were snacks as well as breakfast; and access to the shop’s 150,000 titles. Did anyone suggest trying to read Tolstoy’s War and Peace or Russell Brand’s Revolution? Perhaps not.Applicants were asked to name the book they’d read if they were locked inside a book shop all night and winners were chosen from the top 10 answers. Lucky bookworms. Night out on the books for Waterstone’s fans Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Puffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Betfair revenue up as number of punters rises

first_imgMonday 3 November 2014 8:33 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Ollie Gordon Betfair revenue up as number of punters rises More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com BETFAIR, one of the world’s largest internet betting exchanges, yesterday announced it had seen a 22 per cent boost in revenue in the second quarter of 2014. The betting giant’s revenue rose to £119m in the three months up until the end of October, driven by what it defined as “strong growth in active customers and favourable sporting conditions”. If discounting the unusually high gross win margins over the period, revenues would still have grown by 13 per cent.Betfair experienced a substantial boost in customer activity over the second quarter, with its active customer base expanding by 30 per cent in the three months. The London-based company benefited in the first quarter from a strong performance relating to the World Cup in Brazil, with reported revenues for September up 30 per cent year-on-year to £117.3m. Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran explained that the company had been focusing on “maintaining [that] momentum” through the second quarter.Corcoran added: “These trends, combined with favourable sporting results, have led to another strong quarter and underpin our confidence in delivering our expectations for the year.”The company share price rallied in reaction to the news, rising 3.55 per cent to £12.53 yesterday. The upbeat results were announced as the company held a presentation for investors and analysts yesterday to discuss its new product development and technology capabilities. Show Comments ▼ Tags: Paddy Power Betfairlast_img read more

Botox maker Allergan accepts $66bn Actavis takeover bid as Valeant walks

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: Mergers and acquisitions Botox maker Allergan yesterday accepted a $66bn (£42bn) takeover bid from Actavis, creating one of the top 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.The takeover ended a seven-month hostile pursuit by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.Dublin-based Actavis offer amounted to billions more than Canada’s Valeant was prepared to pay. Valeant said it would walk away from its Allergan campaign shortly after the deal was announced. Ackman was not available for comment.The deal marks a surprise win for Allergan, which had fought the Valeant-Pershing alliance in court and among shareholders in one of the healthcare sector’s most complex takeover efforts.Allergan shares rose 5.3 per cent to close at $209.20. Actavis gained 1.7 per cent to $247.94.Allergan had argued that the Valeant offer, most recently worth about $54bn, would hurt its shareholders, given the Canadian drugmaker’s history of cutting research and development spending at firms it acquires. Apart from the higher price tag, the Actavis deal came with only $400m in R&D cuts for Allergan, far less than the $900m decrease that Valeant had proposed, the firms said.Actavis’ approach may help them integrate their operations and ensure some of Allergan’s experimental eye treatments for macular degeneration and glaucoma remain in the pipeline.“If these bets turn out well, Actavis will be seen as a better call,” said Morningstar analyst Michael Waterhouse. Botox maker Allergan accepts $66bn Actavis takeover bid as Valeant walks Joseph Millis Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Monday 17 November 2014 9:25 pm Share whatsapplast_img read more

Candy Crush chairman Morris steps down

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tags: NULL Express KCS Wednesday 26 November 2014 9:01 pm whatsapp Share Candy Crush chairman Morris steps down KING Digital, the firm behind the hugely successful game Candy Crush, said its chairman Melvyn Morris had stepped down. Morris, also the firm’s second-largest share­holder, will be replaced by board member Gerhard Florin as chair. King said Morris would be taking a leave of absence from the board for personal reasons and did not comment further. Talk around King recently has centred on whether the firm can find a second wind after the suKing Digital, the firm behind the hugely successful game Candy Crush, said its chairman Melvyn Morris had stepped down. Morris, also the firm’s second-largest share­holder, will be replaced by board member Gerhard Florin as chair. King said Morris would be taking a leave of absence from the board for personal reasons and did not comment further. Talk around King recently has centred on whether the firm can find a second wind after the success of Candy Crush has faded.ccess of Candy Crush has faded. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Apple antitrust case on brink of collapse

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Black Friday has eclipsed Boxing Day, says Dixons Carphone boss Sebastian James

first_imgWednesday 17 December 2014 8:31 pm Share Black Friday has eclipsed Boxing Day, says Dixons Carphone boss Sebastian James whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Dixons Carphone boss Sebastian James said Black Friday was the new Boxing Day, after feverish demand for cut-price televisions and gadgets turned the American-made sales event into its busiest shopping day ever.The group said at its peak on 28 November, the retailer had five times the web traffic of an average day and put in place a queuing system for the first time to prevent a meltdown: “It was like starship enterprise with someone in the engine room saying it’s going to blow,” James said. He admitted the promotional event may have brought forward some purchases that would have been made closer to Christmas but said it managed to sustain “good margins” and  increase its market share. His comments came as Dixons Carphone posted a 30 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £78m in its first half-year results since its merger this summer. Like-for-like revenue rose by five per cent over the six months to 1 November from £4.97bn to £5.02bn. “The integration of our business seems to be going better than I dared hope, and our integrated stores are trading very well,” James said.  He dismissed fears the company could suffer the same fate as Phones 4u, saying it has “good, multi-year contracts with all of our networks”.  It expects to benefit in the long term from Phones 4u’s demise and has been targeting its younger customer base.  Tags: Black Friday 2016 Company Dixons Carphone More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Seven charts that sum up 2014

first_imgThursday 18 December 2014 4:06 pm Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Texas governor said he plans to strip the Legislature’s paybusinessinsider.com whatsapp Jessica Morris Seven charts that sum up 2014 Tags: NULL (Source: Getty)Voter behaviour went awry  Politics isn’t dead yetHouse prices crash avertedGrowth rates returned to pre-crisis peaksWage growth finally beats inflationWhat for forward guidance?  Black Friday hit the UK whatsapp last_img read more

Santa rally continues as European markets rise

first_imgIs this a Christmas miracle, or merely a sign of a touch of festive merriment among investors? In looks like yesterday’s “Santa Rally” will continue into today, as European equities markets rose in morning trading. The FTSE 100 was up 0.7 per cent in mid-morning trading, while the Dax rose 0.3 per cent and France’s Cac 40 rose 0.2 per cent. They were continuing an example set overnight by Asian markets – the Japanese Nikkei closed 2.4 per cent up, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.25 per cent. A bit of festive cheer among markets isn’t unusual, but this year rises have been more welcome than usual, eating into recent losses. Yesterday, shares across Europe made their biggest one-day gain in three years, while the S&P made the biggest two-day jump since the end of 2011.The Dow also ended the day with a bit of festive sparkle, closing 2.43 per cent up.But analysts cautioned markets started the month from a low base. Connor Campbell, financials analyst at Spreadex, blamed a range of factors. If the thought of the Dow Jones not reaching 18000 was laughable a few weeks ago, then the thought of it hitting that peak this week was equally dubious following a dismal run of losses for the US index. Yet a bit of Christmas magic, following the display of faith by the US Fed, the stabilising rouble and Brent Crude, and the Swiss slash in interest rates has led to the Dow nearing its record highs of November and early December. Another rally this afternoon could see the US index pushing its 2014 resistance level. (Blue is FTSE 100, red is Dax, green is Cac 40) Share Emma Haslett More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Friday 19 December 2014 6:10 am whatsapp whatsapp Santa rally continues as European markets rise Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Thames Water awards contracts

first_img Express KCS whatsapp Share Monday 22 December 2014 8:51 pm CONSTRUCTION firms Kier Group and Clancy Docwra have been named, in a joint venture, as a preferred bidder for Thames Water’s new £1bn alliance. The joint venture, KCD, will work alongside Agility, which comprises of J Murphy & Sons and Morrison Utility Services.The contract is expected to commence in April 2015 and will run for up to 15 years. Paul Fletcher, KCD director, said: “The alliance should provide an innovative and forward-thinking way to deliver comprehensive asset management services; enabling Thames Water to maximise the performance of its network, so we are very much looking forward to starting work with them.”Drew Ritchie, Agility Alliance director, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with Thames Water to drive up standards in safety, further improve customer service and deliver efficiencies through innovation, sustainability and best practice.” And Bob Collington, Thames Water managing director of whole­sale water, said the two alliances would “create aligned goals and ob­jec­tives throughout the supply chain”.He added: “I am determined to ensure that investment and delivery are customer-focused at all times. By bringing greater innovation to process and techniques, I hope we can build on the past to improve performance further in the future.”Kier Group’s share price went up by 2.4 per cent yesterday. Thames Water awards contracts center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comlast_img read more

Long-suffering RBS’s troubles set to come to an end this year

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com BAILED out bank RBS could be Britain’s best performing banking stock this year, as analysts at Bernstein Research believe its troubles are coming to an end.The lender was the worst hit giant bank in the financial crisis, and has since been pummelled by bad debts as well as fines and compensation payouts for bad behaviour before the crisis struck.Although there are still some major costs in the pipeline, Bernstein believes the big charges for the sector should come to an end this year.“RBS has generated [around] £7bn of profit before tax from on-going operations in the past four years only to take some £14.5bn below the line,” said analyst Chirantan Barua. But he now hopes 2015 will see “the end of significant one-offs.” He expects the PPI mis-selling scandal will only take another £1.5bn to £2bn from banks. The big banks have paid out £22bn in redress so far.RBS and HSBC should be helped the most by rising interest rates, as they have excess deposits, and will soon gain better spreads on loans.By contrast Standard Chartered could be the worst affected, as US interest rate hikes may hurt the emerging markets in which it specialises. Express KCS Share whatsapp Monday 5 January 2015 8:31 pm Long-suffering RBS’s troubles set to come to an end this year Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more