Day: May 17, 2017

Historic month for historic shipping firm

Historic month for historic shipping firm

DFDS has reported its best ever first quarter result just months after celebrating its 150th birthday. The historic ferry and logistics operator posted a four per cent increase in revenue for first three months of 2017, with profit before tax up by ten per cent thanks to strong freight performance and ...

Watch – Couple’s home invaded by a…racoon!

Watch – Couple’s home invaded by a…racoon!

Dad-of-one Marek Chapanionek, 44, was defrosting his freezer at around 11.30pm on Monday (15/5) night when the woodland critter entered his house. The animal then "terrorised" the account manager's property, eating a Nutri-Grain bar from the handbag of wife Caroline, 47, and terrifying two-year-old cat Dotty. Marek even called daughter ...

Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

Antarctica ‘greening’ due to climate change

Plant life on Antarctica is growing rapidly due to climate change, scientists have found. Few plants live on the continent, but scientists studying moss have found a sharp increase in biological activity in the last 50 years. A team including scientists from the University of Exeter used moss bank cores ...

Experiencing suburbia in Surbiton

Experiencing suburbia in Surbiton

Recently, I found myself in Surbiton, where I had arranged to meet an old friend who lives in deepest commuter-land. I had never visited the place before. Indeed, I have to confess that it was well into my adult life that I discovered it was a real place at all; ...

Interview: Sven Ratzke – Starman

Interview: Sven Ratzke – Starman

“Go fuck yourself” Sven Ratzke says, kindly. Ratzke has cleverly managed to be both Dutch and German, and therefore merrily walks the line of being very easy to chat to whilst taking absolutely no nonsense from anyone at any time. Ratzke has been touring the world as the creator and ...

Is Investment Management Easier Than Ever?

Is Investment Management Easier Than Ever?

Technology is evolving a huge range of markets, and with automation and artificial intelligence beginning to take the limelight, there are a huge number of ways that this is affecting investment management. Investment management is extremely important when it comes to building up a successful portfolio across a range of ...

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Beer of the Week – CELIA Dark Lager

Strength: 5.7% ABV Brewed: Žatec, Czech Republic Brewed in the cellars of a 14th century castle in the historic Czech town of Žatec, CELIA produces two different beers. Both are notably vegan-friendly and gluten-free, thanks to a silicon filtration technique used during the brewing process. As a result, the brewery ...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Film Review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Film Review

By Linda Marric King Arthur: Legend of the Sword or to give it its full name, “lock stock and a whole load of Arthurian cockney nonsense”, is the latest offering from Guy Ritchie. Directed by Ritchie himself and staring Charlie Hunnam, King Arthur is not so much an epic fantasy ...