It was breezily presented as something of a side dish to the dog’s dinner that is to be the 48-team 2022 World Cup in Qatar (co-hosts TBA). Gianni Infantino, Fifa’s permanently perked-up polyglot of a president, had consulted the members of his Council and - to a majority of 25 votes in favour versus seven against - was proud to announce the arrival at the final frontier of tournament football. A revamped, juiced-up, spruced-up Fifa Club World Cup is to begin in 2021. “Today, you have in front of you a happy Fifa president,” he told the gathered members of the press in Miami, whose beat following the developments at the top of football’s food chain have rendered them pretty impermeable to its illusions of good news. “I’m always happy, but today I am particularly happy - not for me, but for world football.” Infantino had finally finished navigating the Custom Tournament menu on Sensible Soccer - sorry, his “thorough consultation … [Read more...] about Fifa’s new 24-team Club World Cup: gluttonous farce or Gianni Infantino’s masterstroke?
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With many startups seeking finance, innovative entrepreneurs seem fortunate: if they convince individual investors to inject money into their idea, they win an angel – a business angel. With just 50 business angels active in 2017, Romania still lags behind its European peers, but there are signals on the market that local business investors are willing to put their money into valuable and innovative ideas this year too. Business Review presents five of the most active local business angels to go into 2019. By Anda Sebesi, Ioana Erdei, Aurel Dragan Related: 7 things all entrepreneurs should know about angel investors According to the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) Statistical Compendium, the size of the visible and invisible business angel market in Europe increased to EUR 7.3 billion in 2017, up by 9 percent from 2016, keeping it the main equity market for early stage SMEs and European startups. By comparison, angel investment in the US has reached an estimated USD … [Read more...] about BR SPECIAL. Five business angels poised to fly in 2019
Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY Published 5:45 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 MIDDLETON, England – It's a rousing tale about a lavish, sprawling English estate on the verge of disappearing forever. There are scandals and setbacks and heartbreak. A distinguished cast provides glamour, passion, wit. And Hopwood DePree stars as the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley; well, no, he stars as himself. Americans fell in love with British TV period dramas such as "Downton Abbey," the fictional series (2010-2015) and an upcoming September movie that follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in an Edwardian mansion in Yorkshire, England. Michigan-born actor, screenwriter and producer DePree, who has a Hollywood resume, deep tan and the kind of blond highlights rarely seen in these rural parts, is one of them. DePree has spent a lot of time at his own version of Highclere Castle of late. Sort … [Read more...] about ‘Downton Shabby’: How a guy from LA is saving his ancestral home
Parul Ghosh shares her best Helsingborg travel tips. Photo: Private Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram account. Today Parul Ghosh from India shows us her Helsingborg. How old are you and what do you normally spend your days doing? I'm 31 and I usually spend my days at Mindpark, a co-working space working on some project or other. There are a number of events that take place through the week in the city so I try to go for as many as I can and meet new people in order to get out of my blanket and my comfort zone. When and why did you move to your city? I moved to Sweden in the summer of 2017 after my husband got a job here in Helsingborg. It was quite a nerve-racking decision to move bag and baggage, but definitely a good one! While these pictures show road signs, this post is about much more than that. For me, these signs signify a lot about life in Sweden. I used to … [Read more...] about #MySweden: ‘Helsingborg is the perfect mix of a city and a town’
The wine aisle of a supermarket is, quite frankly, a minefield. With so many types of red wine to choose from it's hard to know where to start? What price? Which country? What attractive, vintage-style label to pick? Finding a good red wine can be confusing if you're unsure - but it's actually a lot easier than you think to find a winner. And one that you like doesn't need to end up costing you the earth. The best (and most enjoyable) way to work out what you like is by trying them, making a notes of your favourites and the reasons why. From Cabernet Sauvignons to Malbec and Pinot Noir, we've listed out ten of our most fail safe favourites below, with plenty of different tasting notes to suit even the most complex of palates. Best red wines under £20 1. Tesco Finest GSM, £8 A well known favourite, this wine regularly makes the news for its famously good taste. It's a hearty red made from three Rhône grape varieties (grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, hence the name), … [Read more...] about 10 best red wines under £20 that you can find in your local supermarket