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London pubs we love

timeout.com — London's pubs are so much more than just places to drink, they're the heart and soul of this city. Eight Londoners explain why there's nowhere on earth like their favourite London pub

Japanese equities: Share buybacks and rising dividends

investmentweek.co.uk — If Japanese companies fully embrace higher shareholder returns, strong upside to the Japanese market can be expected, explains Ben Williams, investment director at GAM.,Investment,Japan / Far East,Equities ,Japan,global equities,MSCI,S&P 500,quantitative-easing,QE ,S&P

Gein’s Family Giftshop - Volume 1 review

timeout.com — Read Time Out's review of Gein's Family Giftshop - Volume 1 at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Plus read more Edinburgh Fringe reviews from comedy and theatre.

Will share buybacks start 'snowball effect' in Japan?

investmentweek.co.uk — A recent spate of share buybacks among companies jostling to prove they can reward shareholders shows Japanese companies are finally ready to be shareholder-friendly, explains GAM Japan manager Ben Williams.,Japan / Far East ,Japan,fund manager views,GAM

Tedfest London: what to expect

timeout.com — Want an excuse to dress up as a priest and shout 'feck' among likeminded eejits? Ah, go on. 'Father Ted' festival Tedfest started on the Aran island of Inis Mór - the actual Craggy Island - back in 2007. Since then it's grown into a hugely popular annual party.

The formerly fat physician

David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live

timeout.com — It's been ten years since 'The Office' left our screens, but David Brent's Comic Relief skits and YouTube videos earlier this year have proved that the public...

Oceanografia Liquidator Knows Narcos’ Bikes Best: Mexico Credit

bloomberg.com — The fate of some Oceanografia SA bondholders now rests with a Mexican government agency more accustomed to selling SUVs and jewelry seized from drug dealers and tax cheats. Mexico, which took control of the oil contractor on Feb. 28 after Citigroup Inc.

Free comedy gigs: free for all?

timeout.com — The best things in life are free, so they say. But then, 'they' also say you get what you pay for. A few years ago, the free comedy circuit was just a handful of open mic nights. Now, there are slickly run shows featuring line-ups of very good quality, where donations are often encouraged at the end of the gig.

Couple bags 'monstor' gator in Putnam County

jacksonville.com — Ben Williams has been hunting gators for a long time and already has one in Florida's top-10 record book. So when he and wife Louann spotted a big one around daybreak Wednesday in the northern reaches of Lake George, he knew it was right up there.
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Dec 18, 2014

@speechboy71 @HeerJeet one thing the hacks revealed is that there is some desire in Hwood to make good movies that are also profitable

Dec 17, 2014

@TVMoJoe haha, nah, lots of people are tweeting chaplin, i'm just arguing with you because i know you

Dec 17, 2014

@TVMoJoe heh, that "world is smaller" tweet was meant to be an @...

Dec 17, 2014

@TVMoJoe i'm not saying i agree with what they did. just think the chaplin parallel is a little easy.

Dec 17, 2014

@TVMoJoe they have nukes, although yes that's v. unlikely. but terrorism wasn't a factor in 1941, and neither was hacking. it's not the same

Dec 17, 2014

@TVMoJoe to be fair, Hitler's ability to strike America in any form was extremely limited.

Dec 16, 2014

RT @sapna: the level of abuse being heaped on @jpressler is absurd/hard to observe for anyone who's followed her killer, smart, witty work over the yrs

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