The UK government has spent almost £100,000 of taxpayers’ money in the last week buying Facebook adverts in a bid to convince the public to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal – only for the key vote to be delayed. The adverts were promoted with the hashtag #BackTheBrexitDeal and offered short videos promoted using civil service resources and linking to an official government website called The Brexit Deal Explained. Although Facebook does not give precise data on who was targeted, the publicly-funded adverts in support of the deal cost £96,684 and were shown at least 5m times in the last week. Different adverts were tailored to different audiences, with men more likely than women to see government adverts stating that the deal would help Britain cut levels of immigration. There were also ads to sell the deal in the constituent countries of the UK, with short videos specifically made for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The data is contained in … [Read more...] about Almost £100k of public money spent on Brexit deal Facebook ads
IF you grew up in the nineties, you might have spent part of your childhood swapping Pokemon cards with your friends on the hunt for the most powerful characters. But it's also possible to make money from them, as some of the cards are now fetching up to £5,300 on eBay. That's a pretty decent price considering Pokemon cards were worth about £3 to £4 per pack in the nineties. So you might want to dust off your old collection, because you could be sitting on a golden treasure trove. Of course, some cards are more valuable than others, as the highest sum ever paid for a single card was £43,450. This was paid for the Pikachu Illustrator card, purchased at an auction in the US in 2016.How to make money from your Pokemon cardsTHE Sun asked collectables expert Tracy Martin for her best tips. Here's what she said: Collect your holographic cards first: They're the most value and there are three different types: some cards have just the Pokemon image holographic, there are … [Read more...] about Your old Pokemon cards could be worth up to £5,300 – we reveal the most valuable
THERE's a festive feast of darts action on the way from Alexandra Palace. A whole host of stars will be on show over three weeks of action in the capital, with the grand final set for New Year's Day. The tournament features afternoon and evening sessions as players compete in seven rounds over a knockout format.When is the PDC World Darts Championship? THIS year's competition will get going on Friday, December 13. The first evening session starts at 7pm. Michael van Gerwen, the three-time champion, will begin his challenge on an evening which also features Jelle Klaasen and Luke Humphries.Which TV channel and live stream can I watch on? YOU can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event. Coverage begins on both channels at 7pm. If you're not a Sky subscriber, grab a NOW TV pass from £9.99 to stream on a number of devices. How can I watch for free? THE opening night of action - December 13 - is being shown live on Sky Sports Mix.This channel is FREE for everyone … [Read more...] about World Darts Championship: Fixtures, live stream FREE, TV channel, and start time from the Ally Pally
KEANU Reeves revealed his new leading lady to the world when he made a public appearance with artist Alexandra Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. The actor - who's famously referred to as a "lonely guy" thanks to THAT meme - has long guarded his private life. So who is the woman that seems to have won his heart? We have all the details below... Who is Alexandra Grant? Alexandra Grant, 46, is a Los-Angeles based artist who uses language and exchanges with writers as a source for imagery in sculpture, painting, drawing and video. The Swarthmore College graduate's work is on display in prestigious museums such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - where the couple were spotted together on November 2, 2019. You can also see her art in the Galerie Gradiva in Paris, The Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in LA. Back in 2008, she founded the grantLOVE project which sells a variety of products like hoodies and neon signs in order … [Read more...] about Who is Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend Alexandra Grant, how old is she and how long have they been together?
A page is being turned in Africa's startup history. Nigeria-based e-commerce startup Jumia is going public on the New York Stock Exchange. The tech firm is considered to be Africa's first unicorn — a privately held startup valued at more than $1 billion (€890 million). The impact of Jumia's debut on the NYSE will reverberate far beyond Wall Street, where the African e-commerce giant's listing is expected to raise more than $200 million. African startups break new ground Funding for African startups hit record levels last year, reaching $725.6 million for 458 deals, according to a report by global tech media firm WeeTracker. "They were hitting their growth phase [in 2018] which is why they got a lot of money invested in them," says WeeTracker's Jha Nayantara. "I think that 2019 will also kind of keep that momentum because there are a lot of startups which were founded in 2012-2013," she adds. This is welcome news — both on the African continent and … [Read more...] about Is Jumia’s IPO setting the stage for more African startups?