Police in Singapore announced Friday that they had raided the offices of German payment company Wirecard on suspicion of fraud. The raid came just one day after a report in the Financial Times (FT) newspaper claimed that two executives at the Munich-based company were aware of a scheme designed to pad its books. … [Read more...] about Wirecard: German fintech star’s shares fall after police raid Singapore offices
El Topo This did not start well. Construction work in Sovereign Place meant El Topo was a pig to find (it is much easier to reach from Neville Street). And then, thanks to a logistical problem, the kitchen only had (yawn!) pulled pork ready for its San Francisco-style burritos. I was ready to write it off, but then I had a bite… and, well, wow. First, that pulled pork was something else: soft as velvet, juicy as hell and full of slow-cooked flavour. This was nothing like that dry, fibrous interloper which you now come across everywhere. More than that, everything (red rice, black beans, vibrant salsa) tasted fresh and cooked to a T, and all the components were in balance. The sour cream and cheese made their presence known, but in a civilised, restrained way. They didn't overwhelm the burrito. All told, it was the best burrito I have eaten in some time. And if you want yours jazzing up with guacamole, hot sauce or jalapenos, El Topo will do it free of charge. Refreshingly, they … [Read more...] about Top 10 budget restaurants, bars and cafes in Leeds
The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention had issued an advisory on March 28 asking 'residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.' … [Read more...] about Emily Ratajkowski shows off her perky behind as she strikes a pose in a bright blue string bikini
Naked facts: Germany's nudism movement A strong tradition in the former GDR While FKK in the GDR was initially promoted by avant-gardists in the 1950s, it became widespread and tolerated by the 70s. As life in the GDR was so tightly controlled in other ways, bathing nude could be seen as a rare liberty — and people made full use of it. In this picture from 1986, dozens of nudists bask in the sun at Müggelsee, a lake in the suburbs of East Berlin. … [Read more...] about Nude Berlin sunbather filmed chasing after laptop-thieving wild boar
Driven by that determination, public nudity experienced another awakening in the post-war Germany of two halves. Most notably in the former East, where by the mid 1950s, it had become state-sanctioned - albeit with governing behavioral guidelines. Two decades further down the line, it had achieved a mainstream status that rendered FKK and GDR almost synonymous. Even now, almost thirty years since reunification, public nudity is part of the culture. … [Read more...] about Berlin and beyond: Who needs a bikini?