https://www.instagram.com/p/BPY3nHMgokC/?taken-by=mcontrerassweet Maria Contreras-Sweet [Photo: Instagram @mcontrerassweet] The Weinstein Company has been bid on by a woman looking to turn it into a female-led corporation. Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former aide to Obama, has submitted a $275-million bid to take over the infamous company. The Weinstein Company was suspected to shut down or reach bankruptcy after its former leader, Harvey Weinstein, was exposed for his sexual abuse history, and was removed from the company. Last month, dozens of women began coming forward about the sexual misconduct they experienced when working with Weinstein, which raised the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace as a whole. According to her letter obtained by Deadline, Contreras-Sweet was...
With a great increase in traffic seen over the past few years, steps have been made by Highways England to ensure that there is a significant balance and control over this situation. According to Highways England traffic lights are to be placed on M6 and M62, the two busiest link roads to ease motorway congestion. The system testing have already begun, near Warrington in Cheshire and is expected to perform fully in December. Traffic lights were previously installed only on motorway slip roads. This could be completely rolled out if the £7m trial is successful, said a spokesman. The Highway England also said that electronic information signs and variable mandatory speed limits will be used on M62 to “provide smoother traffic flows”. PHOTO CREDITS: FLICKR Compared to any other ty
Ten suspects on mopeds smashed into Apple's flagship store on Regent Street just after midnight Monday morning stealing gadgets worth thousands of pounds. The scene at the Regent Street Apple store 12 hours later (Photo: Jane Bracher) Police were called at 00:45 AM on Monday, 13 November, to reports of an aggravated burglary according to the Department of Media and Communication of the Met, It is reported that the incident happened around 00:40 AM, when the Apple store on Regent Street was broken into. Ten suspects on five mopeds were reported to having smashed their way into the store and taking apple products including phones, tablets and Apple watches. Two iphone ‘X’s were later recovered near Kings Cross. A security guard in the store was threatened with a hammer as he tri
From today Spotify sells more than just music and related official merchandise. Users who visit the service to stream tracks by US singer songwriter Maggie Lindemann, will now be offered the chance to buy the same make-up she wears. Cosmetics company Pat McGrath Labs teamed up with the music streaming app in what Spotify plans to be the first of many e-commerce collaborations. Details for the products will appear in the same area where music lovers can buy gig tickets and band T-shirts. Lindemann has 7.5 million monthly listeners. The campaign coincides with the release of Lindemann’s new single, Obsessed. Spotify is a private company that was set up in 2006. Eleven years later, under pressure in a crowded environment for digital media platforms (Google owns YouTube, Facebook own
Regulators have sent letters to more than 450 online gambling sites to immediately amend or remove advertisements appealing to children. William Hill and Bet365 are few to be named. The joint letter sent by the Gambling Commission, the Advertising Standards Authority, the Committee of Advertising Practice and the Remote Gambling Association said the companies needed to advertise responsibly. The Regulators said its “unacceptable” to exploit children by advertising brightly colored and appealing cartoon characters. Tim Miller, executive director at Gambling Commission said new technology created “opportunities but also new risks”. Fluffy Favorites, Pirate Princess, Piggy Payout, Jack and the Beanstalk are the few prominent ones. Even though some games are free to play, a
Northern regions of the UK are becoming a better choice than London for UK property investors, revealed a report on Friday. Hometrack report stated that England’s northern parts such as Manchester have a better prospect for capital growth. According to Hometrack’s UK Cities Index, there was a decline in the headline growth for London, which is now 6.9% down from 7.2% a month earlier. The figures were much higher a year ago with an index of 7.9%. Manchester has registered one of the greatest uplifts outside of southern England, with an increase of 8.3% last year. This, in comparison to the London figures, is more welcoming for property investors across the country. Ged McPartlin, sales director at Ascend Properties, told Property Investor Today, “For years we have stressed that the M
A 'hard Brexit' can have a crippling effect on London's housing crisis, Sadiq Khan reveals. According to a paper published by the Mayor, one in four construction workers in London are from the European Union and therefore face an uncertain future of their working titles in the UK. The mayor of London warned that due to the upcoming Brexit, UK could lose skilled workers and this could have a “seriously detrimental” effect on thousands of houses that Londoners need. “London is in the grip of a serious housing crisis. While we are working to train up more Londoners to have the skills to work in construction, you can’t escape the fact that a ‘hard Brexit’ could leave a quarter of the skilled construction workforce in the capital high and dry,” he said. The Evening Standard reported t
London Fire Brigade is working to pump water out of basements and restore normalcy to the area Hundreds of London residents were displaced when a 36-inch water pipe in Islington burst today at 4am, causing severe floods. London Fire Brigade, who has been working with Thames Water for the past 12 hours, and has finally stopped the flow, causing northbound roads in the area to re-open. Islington, one of the wealthiest boroughs in London, was under six feet of water since morning. Residents were carried out by fire fighters and relocated to nearby pub,the Steam Passage Tavern. The property damage from the flooding is estimated to be over millions of pounds, as gallons of water filled basements, rooms, and destroyed gardens and fences. Among those owning property in Islington is the Foreig...
Prime minister Shinzo Abe is to visit Pearl Harbor, becoming the first Japanese leader to go to the site since the Japanese attack on US soil in 1941. Mr. Abe will visit on 27 December with US President Barack Obama to the US naval base in Hawaii where Japanese forces launched an attack and killed 2,300 US servicemen. The announcement was declared 2 days before the 75th anniversary of the attack, following the visit by President Obama in May to Hiroshima where 150,000 people are believed to have been killed in 1945 by a US atomic bomb. Mr. Abe said in a statement: “I’d like to make it [meeting with Obama] an opportunity to send a message to the world that we will further strengthen and maintain our alliance towards the future,” He added: “At the same time, I would l
Salah Abdeslam was arrested in a police raid in Molenbeek near Brussels (Paris Match). He is suspected of taking part in the Paris Attacks in November and was searched for all over Europe. He was the most wanted man in Europe. As Abdeslam refused to yield, police shot in his leg to catch him. Two other men were arrested as well. They are not Soufiane Kayal or Mohamed Abrini, who are still on the run. The two could still be hiding in Molenbeek. The raid is so still in process at 7 pm. According to French correspondents for Le Monde and Itélé, grenades and explosions can still be heard. The tracking and the assault were led by both French and Belgian police. According to the bourgmestre (mayor) of Molenbeek Françoise Schepman, the assault could still last several hours. Salah A