Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020, ending a political guessing game that had the potential to upend the Democratic field and make the White House sweat. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men in the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democratic field in a Bloomberg News editorial on Tuesday. But his aides have said in recent weeks that he is prepared to spend as much as $500 million – about 1 per cent of his estimated $50 billion fortune – to make sure Donald Trump is a one-term president. Bloomberg flirted with a presidential run before, but as an independent. He re-registered as a Democrat last fall after six years as a Republicans and 11 as an independent. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he won't run for president next year, ending a political guessing game whose outcome could have shaped the race President Trump said last year that … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg WON’T run for president in 2020
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As it happens, the end of the world won’t be brought about by global warming, or an orange buffoon with a hot temper and access to nuclear codes.Apparently, our impending demise has its genesis in the zombie hellmouth that has opened up in a business park in South Dublin.Zero Latency, a worldwide virtual reality franchise, is opening its Dublin branch next week claiming a free-roaming gaming experience like no other in Ireland.Ronan Cunningham, who brought ‘footgolf’ to Ireland, tried the game while on honeymoon in Tokyo.“We came out 20 minutes later, picked our jaws up of the ground and said ‘how do we bring this to Dublin?’” he says at the Sandyford location where I’ve been joined by two friends to give it a go.As we wait in reception, we hear screams and yells coming from another part of the building. Whatever we’re about to experience, it doesn’t sound boring.Our turn comes and we enter a briefing room where we don … [Read more...] about Virtual reality franchise to open its doors in Dublin is a free-roaming gaming experience like no other
IT’S early February and I am beginning to see more half finished developments finished.There are finally curtains in the windows, cars in the garage and generally more activity around the costas, all of which is reassuring.There is no doubt the pie is getting bigger and while some agents and lenders might still be feeling the pinch it is because there is a lot of competition out there.There are continuing reports of large, principally American funds, purchasing portfolios of mortgage debt and recovered property. And they will be pushing these on the market as soon as possible in order to get an immediate return for their investment. Many are concentrating on creating rental portfolios, indicating that Spain has one of the lowest rental and social housing percentages in Europe.But perhaps that can be countered by the ambition of most Spaniards to actually own their homes.What is certain is that 2019 and 2020 are going to be interesting years, especially as the effects of Brexit … [Read more...] about What has 2019 got in store for Spain’s property market?
AFTER a near-win at the US midterm elections, Beto O'Rourke has been a hot contender for the 2020 presidential election, although he's denied wanting the White House's top spot. Here's what you need to know about the Democratic congressman's plans for the future - and whether running for President in 2020 is on his to-do list. How old is Beto O'Rourke? Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is 46 years old. The dad-of-three was born on September 26, 1972, to El Paso County Judge Pat O'Rourke and Melissa Martha. His step-grandfather Fred Korth was the Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy. He obtained the Spanish nickname Beto from loved ones, who were keen to distinguish him from his grandad who shared the same name. He is married to Amy Hoover Sanders, 35, and they have three children, Ulysses, Henry and Molly. O'Rourke's father was killed in July 2001 at 58-years-old, as he was struck by a passing car while riding his bike. How did he perform in the US midterm … [Read more...] about How old is Beto O’Rourke and will the Democrat run for US President in 2020?
It’s March 31, 1985 and the countercultural scene known as La Movida is in full swing in Madrid. One of the most important scientists from the Soviet Union, Vladimir Alexandrov, has just arrived from Córdoba after participating in the Assembly of Non-Nuclear Cities on the invitation of the city’s mayor, Julio Anguita of the Spanish Communist Party. Alexandrov, 47, had been in Spain for three days and was reportedly drunk throughout that time. But the night that he arrived back in Madrid from Córdoba, he disappeared and nobody has seen him alive ever since. An Italian historian named Giulia Rispoli has recently published the story of the Soviet climate scientist in a new book called From the Cold War to Global Warming. “I don’t think Alexandrov defected,” says Rispoli, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin who points out he had a wife and a daughter back in Moscow. Another five scientists who worked … [Read more...] about The Soviet scientist who disappeared in 1980s Madrid