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There's a lot to know when it comes to buying, ordering, and drinking gin. Business Insider visited Bombay Sapphire's Laverstoke Mill distillery to get some answers. We spoke to Senior Brand Ambassador Sam Carter, who has 22 years of experience in the drinks industry. Here are all the mistakes people make when it comes to gin — and what to do instead. Whether you've been a fan for years or have only recently picked up on the craze, there's no denying that gin has taken the drinks world by storm. However, from knowing what... [Read More]
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REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Facebook has found "billing and administration connections" between Canadian ad firm AggregateIQ and Cambridge Analytica, despite the two firms denying they have links. Reports suggested that AggregateIQ may have improperly accessed Facebook data originally harvested by Cambridge Analytica, then used that data to push Brexit-related ads and pages to voters in 2016 — but both firms have denied this. Facebook also said that, while AggregateIQ had spent $2 million on Brexit-related pages, it probably hadn't used the data harvested by Cambridge Analytica. Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer is being grilled by UK politicians on... [Read More]
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Storonsky Fintech Revolut raised $250 million at $1.7 billion valuation. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner's DST Global led the funding round. Funding will fuel international expansion and hiring. Revolut started as a no-fee foreign exchange app but has expanded into banking and insurance. LONDON — Financial technology startup Revolut has raised $250 million in a blockbuster "Series C" funding round. The investment, one of the largest-ever in European fintech, values Revolut at $1.7 billion. It means the 33-month-old company has grown its valuation by more than five times in a year. Revolut says the... [Read More]
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Banking startup Revolut raised $250 million on Thursday at a valuation of $1.7 billion. It makes Revolut one of the fastest tech companies to reach unicorn status in Europe. CEO Nikolay Storonsky tells BI he thinks Revolut can keep growing at pace and talks about his plans. LONDON — British fintech startup Revolut announced a $250 million funding round on Wednesday, valuing the two-and-a-half-year-old startup at $1.7 billion. It makes Revolut one of the fastest European companies to reach so-called "unicorn" status, tech-industry speak for a private company valued at over $1 billion. ... [Read More]
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Bill Pugliano / Stringer GM beat analysts expectations for first-quarter earnings. The automaker cited costs in the quarter related to new pickups and its struggling GM Korea business. GM shares are down about 9% year-to-date. General Motors reported first-quarter earnings Thursday, beating expectations with earnings of $1.43 per share on revenue of $36.1 billion. Analysts anticipated $1.24 per share, according to Reuters.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: A Wall Street chief economist explains what could be the saving grace for mega-cap tech companies See Also:Ford beats on first-quarter... [Read More]
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but there's a catchVideo shows the terrifying moment a window falls out during a packed Air India flight... [Read More]
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Tom Joy Combat sports are more popular than ever in the fitness world. Boxing is on the radar of most mainstream gym-goers these days, but kickboxing classes are also on the rise. We visited a boutique kickboxing studio in central London to put the workout to the test. Flykick's founders spoke to Business Insider about the muscles you work in a kickboxing class compared to boxing. Scroll down for our verdict. Boxing was one of the biggest fitness trends of 2017 — and if you're partial to throwing a punch or two on... [Read More]
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The Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in 1986 was the worst nuclear disasters in history. 150,000 people in the area had to be permanently relocated, and an estimated 4,000 clean-up workers suffered from radiation poisoning. Experts say that upwards of 70,000 people experienced severe poisoning from the accident. Thirty-two years ago on April 26, 1986, a radioactive release 10 times bigger than the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station inside the Soviet Union. Chernobyl would go down in history as one of the worst disasters... [Read More]
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Reuters/Tyrone Siu Here is what you need to know. Ratings agency Moody's the affirms US's top-notch credit rating. Ratings agency Moody's maintained the US's top-notch "Aaa" credit rating Thursday, saying, "The diversity, dynamism, and competitiveness of the US economy, along with the US dollar's status as the pre-eminent international reserve currency and very large size and depth of the US Treasury market, offset rising fiscal pressures stemming from aging-related entitlement spending, higher debt service payments, and recent policy actions that will likely reduce future revenues and increase expenditures." The world just produced more steel than ever... [Read More]
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WPA Pool/Getty Images) Alternative customs arrangements for the Irish border either don't exist, have not been invented, or have not been negotiated, and thus Britain will stay inside the EU customs union post-Brexit, Credit Suisse says. Prime Minister Theresa May doesn't really have a choice, the bank's PowerPoint slideshow says. Leaving the customs union is unacceptable to the EU, Northern Ireland, Ireland and a majority of UK's parliament. Thus we're heading for a soft Brexit, whether you like it or not. LONDON... [Read More]
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Deontay Wilder has called Anthony Joshua's bluff and offered the British boxer $50 million to fight. The fight must take place between September and December, at a venue of Wilder's choosing. If Joshua accepts, he is guaranteed to earn $50 million — but could make substantially more if the bout is a box office success. The offer has given Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn plenty to think about, but there are four big reasons why they may still reject a deal.   Deontay Wilder has called Anthony Joshua's bluff by offering the British boxer... [Read More]
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MiniStocker / Unsplash Being cheated on can be incredibly traumatic. Some people feel like they will never get over the heartbreak. A thread on Reddit has some ideas about how you can get over the insecurities of someone being unfaithful to you. There are a few typical giveaways someone is cheating on you, including hiding their phone, going on unexpected trips, and even the tone of their voice. People are unfaithful for different reasons, and some claim it can even save their relationship. But if you've been cheated on, chances are it... [Read More]
Pixabay/skeeze Wall Street is on the fritz again about rising bond yields. The concern stems from a misguided fear that tariffs and a potential trade war will raise inflation more than they hurt growth. "Tariffs and other protectionist measures do not create inflation, they just lead to a temporary increase in the price level," writes Roberto Perli, ex-Federal Reserve economist and partner at Cornerstone Macro LLC, in a research note. Rising US bond yields are making stock investors nervous again — but many on Wall Street are worried about the wrong... [Read More]
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Stock investors have been closely watching one key market level for months, but Peter Tchir of Academy Securities says they're focused on the wrong thing. He highlights a big shift in markets that suggests the current rough patch is a totally different animal than the one in early February. Over the past two days, one closely-watched market level has evolved from a passing concern into a full-blown obsession for stock traders. We're referring to the 10-year Treasury yield, which captured the attention of legions of traders as it approached and then breached 3%, a threshold... [Read More]
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Isss all me! A post shared by Johnny Danger (@johnnydanger_nz) on Apr 7, 2018 at 9:05pm PDT on Apr 7, 2018 at 9:05pm PDT 28-year-old... [Read More]
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WPA Pool/Getty Images Prince Harry has asked his brother William to be his best man at his wedding to Meghan Markle. The royal wedding will happen on Saturday May 19 at midday UK time. Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his best man when he marries Meghan Markle. The palace made the announcement on Thursday via a series of tweets.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Why you should never release your pet goldfish into the wild... [Read More]
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South Korea is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming inter-Korean summit this week where President Moon Jae-in will meet with Kim Jong Un for the first time — and the food they'll be eating will be fraught with symbolism. Friday's summit follows Kim making an unexpected trip to Beijing and precedes a much-awaited planned summit with President Donald Trump. It will take place in the "truce village" of Panmunjom in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. There have only been two such summits since the start of the Korean War in 1950, with both held during the... [Read More]
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Getty A former Facebook moderator revealed the disturbing imagery she had to remove from the site everyday. In an anonymous interview with the BBC, she said she had to make quickfire takedown decisions about photos and videos containing beheadings, animal abuse, and child pornography. The content reviewer said the work gave her nightmares and criticised Facebook for the lack of support it provided staff. Facebook said graphic content is a "fraction" of what needs to reviewed, and it is committed to giving moderators the tools to do the job well. A former Facebook moderator... [Read More]
A former Facebook moderator revealed the disturbing imagery she had to remove from the site everyday. In an anonymous interview with the BBC, she said she had to make quickfire takedown decisions about photos and videos containing beheadings, animal abuse, and child pornography. The content reviewer said the work gave her nightmares and criticised Facebook for the lack of support it provided staff. Facebook said graphic content is a "fraction" of what needs to reviewed, and it is committed to giving moderators the tools to do the job well. A former Facebook moderator has revealed the... [Read More]
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All of the UK's proposals for the Irish border after Brexit will damage Northern Ireland's economy, according to leaked internal analysis Papers, letters and briefings were leaked from the Northern Irish executive on Wednesday. They highlight the enormous challenges that Brexit poses to the country as it tries to navigate Brexit. Northern Ireland's top civil servant warned Downing Street last year the UK's proposals for the Irish border were unworkable. LONDON — All of the UK's proposals for avoiding a hard Irish border after Brexit will damage Northern Ireland's economy, according to leaked internal analysis... [Read More]
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