By TOM MCTAGUE PRESENTED BY LLOYDS BANKING GROUP Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Thursday morning. This is Tom McTague, POLITICO’s chief U.K. correspondent. Top colleague Annabelle Dickson is in the hot seat tomorrow. Jack is back next week. BECAUSE IT’S FUNNY: It may be early, but the Daily Star has already won Thursday with its splash: “I’ll Beer There For You — Friends legend mocks mystery boozy Brit thief.” Bravo. Here’s the story — and here’s the original video of David Schwimmer AKA Ross) poking fun at Blackpool police over its search for his mystery shoplifting doppelganger. DRIVING THE DAY #METOO: The Telegraph, Sun and i all splash this morning on the growing outrage over the use of gagging clauses to silence accusations of misconduct after a court injunction barred the naming of a well-known businessman who used non-disclosure agreements to “silence and pay off … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Lloyds Banking Group: #MeToo action — May relief — Bombs in America
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The Principal of Ballycastle High School, Mr Ian Williamson began his Prize Night address to pupils, parents and assembled guests by praising the school’s positive child-centred ethos, ‘which is at the heart of this All Ability School’. Welcoming Mr Chairman, Reverend Doctor Mawhinney, former and present students, ladies and gentlemen, he said: “As I stand here today, I am proud to tell you that I believe our school has a positive child-centred ethos, which is at the heart of this All Ability School. This is encapsulated in our school’s mission statement and our aims to give our pupils the opportunity to develop a positive self-image and the capacity to live as independent motivated adults, who have the ability to function effectively as contributing members of society.“We strive to do this by encouraging in our pupils the development of academic wellbeing, moral wellbeing and physical wellbeing. With this in mind, I am very pleased to welcome you … [Read more...] about At the heart is an all ability school!
Here are their detailed responses. Some survey replies have been lightly edited for length and clarity. Companies are listed in alphabetical order. Founded: Early 2017, in Luxembourg Founders/leaders: Held “senior level positions (C-level) at PayPal, Ebay, Rakuten, Calypso, IBM” Person who answered questionnaire: Mathis Ries, head of marketing The “aha, Eureka!” moment that led to the company being started: “What if we could help remove the burden of compliance with video on-boarding and new technologies?" Funding/backers: $1m series A funding in early 2018 Accelerator or incubator: Lux Future Lab (BGL BNP Paribas) since inception, and Lhoft member since 2018 Total number of employees: 17 Regulatory solution(s): “go!vid: Provide your customers with a fully digital customer verification using our video-bot; go!scan: Screen your customers against Sanctions, PEP and Private lists with an efficient case management system to reduce operational … [Read more...] about 18 regtech firms surveyed by Delano
Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live. We will not brook any argument on that. Our county has stunning countryside, amazing history and, of course, fabulous people. But where is the best place to live in the whole of the county of Derbyshire? We’ve taken a look at which areas could qualify for that top spot. Tideswell This Peak District village found itself on a national list last year of the best places to live in the UK – so it deserves to be at the top of this list. Tideswell, is in the Derbyshire Dales council area about six miles east of Buxton, was included among 12 locations in the Midlands named in 2017 The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, which was published over the weekend. The village came out on top based on statistics on crime rates, house prices, school performance and expert knowledge from writers at the newspaper. The locations were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such … [Read more...] about The eight best places to live in Derbyshire
After eight years of displeasure with the presidency of Barack Obama and faced with a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Dennis Schminke of Austin, Minnesota, didn't have to think hard about how he would vote in 2016. A retired corporate manager, a staunch conservative and a county Republican official, he supported the New York businessman. Since then, there has not been a day that Schminke wished that Clinton, rather than Trump, were president. But week by week, month by month, as he has watched the events of Trump's presidency, he has become increasingly conflicted and concerned about what he has seen. The turmoil, he said, has often left him feeling "motion sick." By early spring, he expressed a different sentiment. He had not fully broken, but he was no longer as emotionally invested in the president or a reconstituted Trumpian Republican Party. "I find myself drawing back a bit," he said. Schminke lives in a section of the Upper Midwest that responded … [Read more...] about Loyalty and unease in Trump’s Midwest