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British Columbia road trip: the art of getting lost

This epic Canadian landscape is best enjoyed on a meandering, unplanned overland tour – in a Jeep with a bed on the roof
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The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” That’s my kind of road trip.

This is why I was so excited to find out about overlanding, defined as self-reliant adventure travel, usually in 4×4 vehicles, where the journey is as important as the highlights visited along the way, and the emphasis is on exploration and the freedom of the back roads. It’s been big in Africa for years, but a new company, Hastings Overland, has just launched the concept in western Canada.

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Elon Musk launched into a blistering Twitter tirade early Sunday against a British explorer who helped spearhead the rescue of a youth soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave.
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Oprah Stuns On The Cover Of British Vogue

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Oprah Winfrey  embodies the soul of an empress in the Edward Enninful styled August cover of British Vogue.

Mama O dons a taffeta gown by Stella McCartney and luxurious jewels by Buccellati in the photographs shot by the legendary Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. And if the cover doesn’t blow you away, the inside images are even more stunning.

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Oprah opens up about the her compelling Oscars acceptance speech that gave birth to the aspiration Oprah 2020 run. “In that political structure – all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on – I feel like I could not exist,” Winfrey says. “I would not be able to do it. It’s not a clean business. It would kill me.”

And if you think Mama O isn’t just like you, she looks to Google to solve her biggest questions as well. Even Oprah questioned if she could wear white to wedding. While she was going to the royal weeding, the answer was still the same.

‘I Googled, ‘Can you wear white to a wedding? Answer: ‘No, don’t risk it.” Oprah’s pink Stella McCartney dress made headlines, but her biggest takeaway from the massive event was the power of love.

“It left me feeling that anything is possible through the power of love. Reverend Curry was right!”

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British royal family releases first official photographs of Prince Louis

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s royal family released the first two official photographs of newly born Prince Louis on Sunday, one of which shows him being held by his sister Princess Charlotte, aged three.
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Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artifacts

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Britain must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said.


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British High Street Retailers Named in ‘Dirty Fashion’ Report

DIRTY FASHION: British High Street retailers Next, Asda and Tesco are among the companies that continue to source their viscose from dirty and dangerous factories, according to Changing Markets Foundation, a group that exposes irresponsible corporate practices.
Last June, the foundation issued a report called “Dirty Fashion revisited: Spotlight on a polluting viscose giant,” following an investigation into two factories owned by the Mumbai-based Aditya Birla Group.
The latest statement from Changing Markets, set to be issued late Tuesday, said air and water pollution from the factories is among the causes of ongoing health and environmental issues, and that Next, Asda and Tesco continue to work with them despite the claim.
“Our investigation suggests that Aditya Birla Group is failing to live up to its sustainability claims,” said Natasha Hurley, campaign manager at Changing Markets Foundation. “Brands buying from the company should understand what is really happening on the ground, where local residents’ and workers’ lives are blighted by pollution on a daily basis.”
Located in India and Indonesia, the factories produce 20 percent of the world’s viscose fabric. Viscose is made from plants and is biodegradable, but creating the fabric involves the use of hazardous chemicals, which can be harmful if not monitored

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British Virgin Islands tourism showing signs of recovery after Hurricane Irma

Now is the time to visit the islands, says one UK operator, as cruise and sailing tourism return nearly five months after the devastating storm – while rebuilding continues on land

It sounds like an exaggeration but when Hurricane Irma knocked out the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 6 September 2017 the winds did reach 215mph – faster still inside the tornadoes spinning on the edge of the storm’s eye.

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British PM May says honored by French loan of Bayeux Tapestry

SANDHURST, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was honored that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066.


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The tiny island that the British traded for Manhattan

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When we look at some of the seminal places in the world, and the events that have led us there, there is plenty of food for thought. We know that the Roman Empire spanned the entire globe, and helped shape the world, that East and West Germany finally became a united Germany, and that Athens was the birthplace of theology, philosophy, and many of our cultural values.
However, when we talk about history, the name Banda Run is probably a name you would instantly gloss over without thinking, and why would you? Sounds like the name of a Mesopotamian King or something, right? Not quite. We don’t blame you for overlooking this name or thinking it has any relevance. But, prepare for a shock, because you’re about to meet the tiny island that once changed the world.

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In the early days of seafaring and exploration, Arabic sailors took to the Seven Seas and headed for the famed Spice Islands. This was a cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the Philippine Sea, famed for all manner of exotic spices. Back in the days of sail exploration, the Spice Islands were seen as a great prize, and many nations raced to be the first to reach them, and claim the riches there. These were legendary islands that contained all manner of riches lying in wait, as you might imagine, they were hot property. In fact, there were plenty of nations vying for supremacy in the waters of the world.

History meets legend

Setting sail on the Arafura Sea, and finally reaching the Savu Sea, the Banda Sea is so close you can feel the ocean spray on your skin. This small part of Indonesia has played a crucial role in the development of the Western world, but not in the way you might have thought. It was actually traded by the Brits, for Manhattan, which, as we know is one of the most powerful and prominent parts of the USA. So, how did this happen? Well, to address that, we have to go back to the beginning.

What happened?

Once upon a time, in the long ago of the world, the Dutch and the British duked it out for around 60 years, trying to win naval supremacy, and conquer islands of spice, fruit, and silk. In 1667 the Dutch and English agreed the Treaty of Breda. Part of the treaty stipulated that the Dutch were to receive the island of Run in trade for the island on Manhattan in New Amsterdam, which the Dutch had colonized, and renamed it New York.

This tiny island on the coast of Indonesia is a world away from the fast-paced lights and sounds of New York City. In fact, these days the island still exists, and the locals make a modest life off fishing and nutmeg. It’s an island that has just five hours of electricity per day, and is in more or less the same state as it was all those years ago. New York, on the other hand, has Times Square, Wall Street, and is considered to be the financial, technological, and cultural hub of the world.

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British Model Stabbed To Death By Fashion Rival

The murder of an upcoming British model Harry Uzoka on a London street left the fashion world devastated this week. But in an even more tragic twist, his murderers turned out to be two other models.

It’s suspected that Uzoka, 25, a model with Britain’s Premier agency who had walked runways for Zara and Mercedes, was killed because he was a rival of IMG model George Koh, 24,  who worked with Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith and was arrested along with Johnathan Okigbo.

According to multiple reports, Uzoka was found collapsed in the Shepard’s Bush area of London after a single stab wound.

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As did the denim brand Everlane who Uzoka had worked with:

 

Uzoka’s girlfriend provided a heartwrenching post of memories as well.

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The suspects, Koh and Okingbo, are scheduled to be in court Thursday.

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British Politician’s Girlfriend Sent Racist Texts About Meghan Markle

Henry Bolton, a British politician, is in hot water after his girlfriend, Jo Marney, made racist remarks about Meghan Markle.

Text messages obtained by The Mail on Sunday, on Sunday, January 14, reveal that the former model reportedly said that Prince Harry’s “black American” fianceé will “taint” the royal family with “her seed” and pave the way for a “black king.” She also described the former Suits actress as “obsessed with race,” a “dumb little commoner” and a “dumb little ‘actress’ that no one had heard of” with a “tiny brain.”

After the person she was texting called her a racist, Marney responded, “lol so what. Not wanting other races and cultures to invade your own culture doesn’t mean I hate their race. Just means I don’t want their cultures invading mine.”

Marney was immediately suspended from the United Kingdom Independent Party after the story broke.

Bolton, 54, who is in charge of the Ukip, was already facing criticism for his decision to leave the mother of his two children, Tatiana Smurova, for Marney, who he met in December. His new relationship with the 25-year-old has been the subject of scrutiny — and he is slated to attend a meeting to determine his future in the Ukip next Sunday.

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In a statement to The Mail, Marney apologized and claimed her comments had been taken out of context, saying, “No offense was intended and, again, I apologize unreservedly for any such offense or hurt that my messages have caused to members of the public, members of Ukip, my friends, family and loved ones.”

This is not the first time Markle, who is biracial, has been on the receiving end of racism. In November 2016, shortly after they began dating, Prince Harry instructed Kensington Palace to issue a strongly worded statement in regards to a “wave of abuse and harassment,” that stated, “It is not right that a few months into a relationship with [Prince Harry] that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game — it is her life and his.”

Harry and Markle announced their engagement at the end of November 2017 and plan to wed at Windsor Castle in May.

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The girlfriend of the leader of the radical pro-Brexit British political party UKIP made a series of racist remarks about Meghan Markle, sending texts to a friend in which she said Prince Harry’s “black American” fiancée will “taint” the Royal Family with “her seed” and pave the way for a “black king.” Harry and Meghan are due to marry on May 19.

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British passports are about to change forever

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The British passport is redesigned every five years, and with a Brexit in the pipeline, our documents will be changing significantly to move away from the current EU design.

The Home Office announced today that following the UK’s departure from Europe, British passports issued after October 2019 will be reverting back to their original navy blue and gold design, replacing the current burgundy version, first introduced in 1988.

And it’s not just the covers that are changing, the new passports will feature updated security features to protect against fraud and forgery that will supposedly make them some of the most secure travel documents in the world.

‘I’m delighted today to be able to announce the new British passport, that will come into being in late 2019’ announced Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis. ‘We’re returning to that classic, iconic, British blue passport – dark blue with gold embossing.’

He continued: ‘I know for many people they are a valued travel companion of the past and people have fond memories, but the new one will also be the most technologically advanced and one of the most secure passports in the world, with new security measures in it, making sure that we keep our country safe.’

Do I need to renew my passport because of Brexit?

Although the new blue design will be introduced from October 2019 when the new passport contract begins, the phasing out period will last a while and British passport holders don’t need to do anything ahead of their current renewal date, when their passports will be changed to the new navy design.

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British Fashion Council Stands Up for Models With Initiative

MODEL CITIZENS: The British Fashion Council has teamed with the British Fashion Model Agency Association in an effort to make models’ lives safer — and easier. As part of The Models First Initiative, the two parties plan to set guidelines for appropriate work practices and help models negotiate visa regulations in the run-up to Brexit.
The BFC said it plans to help create a charter the industry can adhere to, and create a safe space where models and agencies can call out abuse and misconduct. The initiative is a part of Positive Fashion, a BFC pillar that promotes best practices and positive change in the industry.
Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC, said she had been approached by the model agency association to help in setting codes of practice for the agencies and the industry. “They understood the need to develop an independent committee that will challenge agencies, as well as industry norms, to ensure that models are treated with the same respect and care as all employees in the industry.”
Rush said the stories highlighted through #MeToo, the social media hashtag used to spotlight sexual crimes and harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, “has meant that there is no better time

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Dumbledore’s Wise Words Came In Handy for a British Politician

Never underestimate the timeless wisdom of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.

At least, one British politician certainly didn’t seem able to get Dumbledore’s (and J.K. Rowling’s) sage words out of his head recently. During a segment of the BBC’s Question Time this week, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation, Rehabilitation and Sentencing (phew!) Sam Gyimah spoke about his country’s leader Theresa May, and her recent bold proclamations against the anti-Muslim tweets shared by U.S. president Donald Trump.

“It takes great bravery to stand up to your enemies. It takes even more bravery to stand up to your friends,” Gyimah said of May’s decision to denounce Trump’s re-tweets of a leader of the far-right Britain First party. It is notably rare for this kind of animosity to exist between the traditionally chummy leaders of the two nations.

Fans of Harry Potter will, of course, recognize that line as nearly identical to one of Dumbledore’s best. Spoken in The Sorcerer’s Stone, the benevolent headmaster coins the phrase while awarding points to Neville Longbottom, who attempted to stop Harry, Ron and Hermione from breaking school rules (to no avail. Hermione cast a leg-locker curse on him, unfortunately). Dumbledore’s exact wording: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

So, was Gyimah’s statement a coincidence — or an intentional nod to Rowling’s beloved character? He has not yet clarified his position on Harry Potter. But lately, it seems, sometimes the line between fiction and reality is can be blurred.


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(Reuters) – An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.
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The 2018 Pirelli calendar, shot by the British photographer Tim Walker, features an all-black cast for the first time since 1987. Duckie Thot stars as Alice in Walker’s retelling of Alice in Wonderland, making her way through the protagonist’s trials alongside an A-list cast including the likes of Naomi Campbell, Ru Paul, and Diddy.

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Twitter erupts in collective anger as judge accidentally tweets winner of ‘Great British Bake Off’

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There are a few things that Britons treasure above all else. The art of queueing is one of these along with the Queen, naturally, and the gorgeous British countryside. 

If there’s one show that still magically sums up the British spirit is the Great British Bake Off, even after it left the BBC, even after legendary Mary Berry quit

So it’s understandable why, just a few hours before this year’s final episode, the nation erupted into a collective fury as one of the show’s judges accidentally revealed the name of the winner in a tweet. Read more…

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Prince William appears in an emotional new video highlighting his support for grieving children and families.

In the video, which was released Friday, the royal dad poignantly pleads for people to “please, take one more minute to support Child Bereavement UK and help to rebuild the lives of bereaved families.”

William was 15 when he lost his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997. Her close friend Julia Samuel, who is the founder patron of the charity, previously told PEOPLE about William’s connection with those who have lost loved ones. “People can see his empathy and his compassion, which is informed by his experience but also by his years as a man,” she said. “They connect to that and find it extremely healing.

“No position protects you against the pain of your loss. That experience when he meets families is present in his face before he even speaks.”

Also included in the new “One More Minute” campaign  is British soccer star Rio Ferdinand and Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry. The TV chef, who lost her 19-year-old son William in a 1989 car crash, says in the short video that if she had one more minute with him she “would thank him for being a brilliant son.”

The charity’s chief executive, Ann Chalmers, says in a statement that the new “One More Minute” campaign “taps into a human truth that will help people to understand the impact of bereavement.”

“The film touches on the longing that many bereaved families tell us they have, to be able to have more time with the person who has died. In our 23 years experience of supporting children, young people and families, this is something that is commonly expressed and that many people will relate to.

“Our vision is for all families to have access to the support they need when a child grieves and when a child dies, and our One More Minute campaign gives us the opportunity to spread the word so that families are aware that bereavement support is available through organizations like ours.”

The 40- and 60- second ads will air across several TV channels in the U.K. beginning Friday.


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British Film Institute Withdraws Harvey Weinstein’s Fellowship

The British Film Institute has withdrawn Harvey Weinstein’s BFI Fellowship, its highest honor. The organisation said: “The serious and widespread allegations about Harvey Weinstein’s appalling conduct are in direct opposition to the BFI’s values. The BFI Board has met and decided to withdraw the BFI Fellowship awarded to Harvey Weinstein in 2002.” The BFI Fellowship was […]

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New Documentary Claims a British Soldier Got Away with Mass Murder in Northern Ireland

LONDON — A suspected paramilitary serial murderer active during the Troubles in Northern Ireland has been named for the first time in a film by an Oscar-winning documentary-maker who alleges that the shooter was a former British soldier and his killing spree was covered up by the authorities.

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This British city just got serious about cutting pollution

LONDON – The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution. While London is rolling out an “ultra-low emission zone,” which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to…
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LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June.


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Amazon’s British NFL commentary charms American football fans

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Amazon is giving football fans across the pond a more relatable way to watch America’s favorite sport.

The internet giant’s inaugural Thursday Night Football broadcast not only included Spanish- and Portuguese-language options, but also a U.K. English feed, presumably for Brits struggling with the American accents of the CBS color commentary.

Helmed by soccer commentators Tommy Smyth and Ross Dwyer, the feed also charmed Americans who rarely get to hear a U.K. perspective on the sport.

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Just one third of cast members in British films are women – less than in 1913, new figures show

WHEN you sit down to watch a British film, on average less than a third of the cast will be female – and there’s a decent chance one of them will be Dame Judi Dench.

This male-female ratio has barely changed in 100 years, according to the British Film Institute, which has created a new database of UK movie stats at filmography.bfi.org.uk.

Dame Judi Dench is the most prolific British actress who is still working – having starred in 41 films
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James Bond, portrayed here by Sean Connery, is the joint most featured character in British film along with Queen Victoria

While the records show a fascination with Queen Victoria, the news is not so good for women working in the business.

The 19th century monarch, played twice by Dench, has been portrayed in as many films as the fictional spy James Bond.

But the stats back up claims that sexism is entrenched in movies. In 1913, 31 per cent of the cast in all the movies made that year were female. By 2017, the figure is just 30 per cent.

Those actresses who don’t play a named character are most likely to end up playing an unnamed prostitute or a housekeeper.

Kate Dickie, the most used British actress of the last decade whose roles have included a lady of the night, said: “I don’t have any more prostitutes in me. I don’t know how we will change the film industry until we change society.”

The data also reveals how tastes have altered over the years. In the 1970s it was the king of horror Peter Cushing ruling at the box office and in the 1990s ‘lad’ Keith Allen nabbed the most roles.

The British Film Institute has created a new database of UK movie stats

Most prolific actors of each decade 1960-2017

1960’s

The 1960’s saw John le Mesurier star in 51 films
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John le Mesurier 51 films

Marianne Stone 62 films

1970’s

Peter Cushing 29 films

Marianne Stone 37 films

1980’s

In the 1980’s Robbie Coltrane starred in 16 films
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Robbie Coltrane 16 films

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British Fashion Council and Vivienne Westwood have teamed up to fight climate change

And we’re in for it.

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London Fashion Week kicks off today with labels, from high fashion to high street, showcasing their latest collections for the seasons ahead.

To mark the opening of London Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council has just announced its latest Positive Fashion initiative – the Fashion Switch programme – in partnership with Vivienne Westwood.

The Fashion Switch programme will see Vivienne Westwood and the BFC collaborate, championing green energy tariffs and encouraging labels to switch to green energy providers by 2020 – something that is even being backed by the Mayor of London.

The programme is off to a strong start – already signing up companies from Selfridges and Stella McCartney to Kering and Belstaff, but they are determined for it to go further.

‘We’re at the point of no return,’ Vivienne Westwood explained in an interview with Business of Fashion, talking about what led her to spearhead the sustainability campaign. ‘If we go beyond it then there will be a chain reaction where everything accelerates, all the methane kicks in: life on earth faces mass extinction, and as the Pope has just announced, “If we don’t go back we will go down.”’

She continued: ‘People are really interested in fashion and it’s so important that we’re working with the BFC, it’s a fantastic place to start: the fashion industry. It’s a stimulus to get everyone else involved!’

Chief executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush, also spoke to BoF about the campaign, praising the 76-year-old fashion designer for her work on the project.

‘Vivienne is leading the charge on the switch to green energy campaign,’ Caroline explained. ‘She was the one who came to talk to us, she was the one who went to talk to the team at the mayor of London’s office. No doubt she will be the one who is on the phone to other designers encouraging them to do the same.’

Sure enough, Vivienne has made her hopes clear, stating, ‘If we can get half the country to switch as soon as possible, it would have a global effect.’

Just another reason to love Vivienne Westwood.

The post British Fashion Council and Vivienne Westwood have teamed up to fight climate change appeared first on Marie Claire.

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Associated British Foods Announces Improved Full Year Outlook – Quick Facts

Associated British Foods plc (ASBFY.PK, ABF.L) announced the Group expects to report good growth in adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share for the 52 weeks to 16 September 2017. Adjusted operating profit for the group will be well ahead of last year. In its third quarter trading update on 6 July, Associated British Foods reported an improvement in expectation for the group’s full year underlying operating performance as a result of a stronger profit delivery from Primark. The Group noted that since that time it has experienced an even lower level of markdown which has further improved full year outlook.
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‘Nothing was illegal’: British lingerie tycoon defends boyfriend over alleged link to tax avoidance

British entrepreneur and parliamentarian Michelle Mone has defended her billionaire boyfriend over his links to an alleged £13 million ($ 16.9 million) tax avoidance scheme.
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Eager for PGA, Kuchar moves past British Open heartbreak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Kuchar is ready to lose that pesky label.

Arguably golf’s best player without a major championship title gets another chance to shed that distinction this week at the PGA Championship — three weeks after coming tantalizingly close at the British Open, overtaken by Jordan Spieth’s late surge.

“There’s not much you can do when Jordan finishes the way he did,” Kuchar said Wednesday. “You tip your hat to a guy who performs like that and say, ‘Well done.’ The thing is, there will be more chances, and I’ll certainly keep plugging along.”

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Kim holds on to win Women's British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — I.K. Kim banished the haunting memory of missing a 14-inch putt to win a major and replaced it with the sweetest sensation.

Finally, she can call herself a major champion.

Staked to a six-shot lead in the Women’s British Open, Kim never led anyone get closer than two shots at Kingsbarns Links and sealed victory with a bold hybrid over the burn to the 17th green. She made nine pars on the back nine and closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory.

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — I.K. Kim, the best player in women’s golf right now, emerged from the cold and wet with a 4-under 68 to build a two-shot lead in the Women’s British Open going into the weekend.

A two-time winner on the LPGA Tour over the last two months, Kim dropped only one shot in some of the worst conditions at Kingsbarns Links and reached the halfway point at 11-under 133. She was two shots clear of Lexi Thompson and Georgia Hall of England.

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Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Newspaper columnists and new age gurus claim that the roots of many of our physical ailments lie in repressed experiences and emotions. Critics of biomedicine argue that a renewed engagement with the patient’s inner feelings is needed to humanise contemporary clinical practice. Government initiatives extend medicine’s remit beyond the maintenance of the population’s health to the achievement of ‘well-being’: the psychological state of the population is now used to benchmark the effectiveness and success of policies. These debates, in turn, have helped shape contemporary culture. Concepts of ‘stress’ and ‘psychosomatic illness’ have become part of every-day speech, allowing us to interpret physical disorders as a commentary on our personal troubles or adverse circumstances. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.

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British Floods Blamed On Gay Marriage Law By UKIP Councillor David Silvester

A local councillor for the anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) has blamed recent storms and floods across Britain on the government’s decision to legalise gay marriage, it emerged on Saturday.

David Silvester, who defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party in protest at the move to allow same-sex couples to marry, made the claim in a letter to his local newspaper.

“I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill,” wrote Silvester, an elected member of the town council in Henley-on-Thames, west of London.

He added: “It is his (Cameron’s) fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.

“He has arrogantly acted against the Gospel that once made Britain ‘great’ and the lesson surely to be learned is that no man or men, however powerful, can mess with Almighty God with impunity and get away with it, for everything a nation does is weighed on the scale of divine approval or disapproval.”

The Conservative member of parliament for Henley, John Howell, said the comments were “not the sort of thing that he should have written in today’s age” and said Silvester needed to “consider his position”.

A UKIP spokeswoman said Silvester’s views were “not the party’s belief” but said he was entitled to state his opinions.

Cameron pushed through the gay marriage law last year against fierce opposition within his Conservative party, and the first weddings are expected to take place in March.

In a concession to opposition from the established Churches of England and Wales, however, those institutions are banned from conducting ceremonies.

UKIP prides itself on not bowing to what it terms “political correctness” on social issues and is steadily building support with its anti-immigration and anti-EU message.

It has no MPs but is the third largest party in the opinion polls, with about 12 percent of support, and is expected to do well in May’s European Parliament elections.


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