Profits take off after Stansted sale Selling Stansted for £1.5bn, plus stronger demand for flights to Europe, China and India, helped turn Heathrow’s £33m loss in 2012 to a £426m profit last year. Passenger numbers at Heathrow rose 3.4 per cent to a record 72.3 million passengers in 2013. Boss Colin Matthews said the airport had more passengers from Asia and Latin America. Essar directors reject Ruias’ bid The independent directors of London-listed Indian oil refiner Essar Energy “unanimously” rejected the controlling billionaire Ruia family’s controversial lowball bid to buy back the rest of the firm. The Ruias’ Essar Global vehicle has bid just 70p a share, less than four years after the company was listed at 420p a share. Grandee investors enjoy big payday Henry Kravis and George Roberts, the founders of the private equity firm KKR, got $161.4m (£97m) and $165.5m respectively in pay and dividends in 2013, 17 per cent more than in 2012. KKR was made famous … [Read more...] about The Business Matrix: Tuesday 25 February 2014
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Guillaume Pousaz is now one of Britain’s richest entrepreneurs, but he has no intention of flaunting his wealth. His London-based payments company, Checkout.com, became the UK’s most highly-valued technology start-up last week, raising $1bn (£730m) from global investors at a $40bn valuation. Swiss-born Pousaz’s own net worth has been estimated at as much as half of that, although he declines to confirm that figure - let alone spend it. “The biggest risk that I see to my children is to change the way we live our life, for them to think that life is easy,” says Pousaz, who has lived in Dubai. He adds that his family will continue to fly economy on an upcoming ski trip. “You want to stay normal, you want to stay humble. I grew up in Geneva, it’s the home of Calvinism. So we tend to be pretty down to earth people.” Humble he might be trying to be, but the latest funding round means the 40-year-old is now one of the world’s 100 richest people, according to Forbes. And … [Read more...] about Meet the man who owns a company worth $40bn – but still flies economy
Spider-Man: Tobey Maguire stars in trailer for 2002 film Sign up for the latest Marvel news, rumours, fan theories, reviews and more SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home. December 2021 reintroduced a number of things to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only did it bring some much-needed stakes into the ongoing Spider-Man story, but it also welcomed the return of the two previous Spidey actors: Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. The former wall-crawler stars joined Tom Holland on the film, obliterating the box office in the process and making more than $1.5 billion. Since No Way Home's release, fans have been calling for Garfield's official return to … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a no-brainer’ Major Spider-Man star on making exciting comeback in next film
Strong demand for gaming consoles and Christmas decorations propelled festive sales above their pre-pandemic levels at the owner of Very.co.uk. The Very Group, which also runs the Littlewoods website, said sales were 21.9pc higher during the seven weeks to Christmas Eve than they had been for the same period in 2019. It came as the business announced it had drafted in former Walmart executive Dirk Van den Berghe as non-executive chairman to help steer it through the next phase of growth. Soaring demand for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch during Black Friday and the subsequent weeks boosted the company’s electrical division, with sales up 28.2pc from before Covid. This was closely followed by a rise in sales in its home division, up 24.5pc, while sales at its fashion and sportswear arm rose 17.7pc. Henry Birch, chief executive, said that customers enjoyed a “more ‘normal’ Christmas” in 2021 after Britons’ festivities were derailed a year earlier by lockdown. … [Read more...] about Festive sales at online retailer Very surpass pre-Covid levels
SQUIRDLE is Wordle-type puzzle game but only the most hardcore Pokemon fans have a chance of solving it. Software developer Sergio Morales Esquivel has kicked things up a notch with his own Pokemon -themed version of Wordle but it's not for casual fans of the franchise. Squirdle challenges players to guess a secret pokemon in eight turns, but the clues aren't based on letters. Instead, the grid is broken down into the generation, types, height, and weight. Similarly to Wordle, correct answers are green, incorrect guesses are red, and the right pokemon type in the wrong position is yellow. The generation, height, and weight categories use arrows to indicate whether your next guess needs to be higher of lower. Unless you have an encyclopaedic knowledge of pokemon, you're going to need to head to sites like Bulbapedia or Serebii to be in with a chance of narrowing it down. Squirdle has both an infinite and daily version of the game, so you can still gloat on … [Read more...] about Squirdle is a Wordle clone that only the most diehard Pokemon fans have a chance of solving
THE Dr. Oz Show will be ending come January 14 after 13 seasons at Sony Pictures. In November 2021 Dr. Mehmet Oz announced that he’s running for US Senate, now his daughter is taking his place on the new talk show The Good Dish. When does The Good Dish debut and how can I watch? As the Dr. Oz Show will come to a close on January 14, 2022 his daughter Daphne Oz will be taking over on the new talk show The Good Dish. The Good Dish premiered on January 17, 2022, just three days after her father's show ends. The Good Dish will be co-hosted by two other people as well. The new talk/cooking show will be airing in 90 percent of the United States. Viewers can catch the show at 1pm ET. You can check your local listings for the network or on the show's website . The Good Dish is replacing the Dr. Oz show and has been picked up by Fox, Hearst, Nexstar, and Sinclair. What is The Good Dish about? The Good Dish will be a talk show but also a cooking show as the name … [Read more...] about When does The Good Dish debut and how can I watch?
THE Dr. Oz Show first debuted in 2009 after Dr. Mehmet Oz spent five years as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show. On Friday, January 14, 2022, The Dr. Oz Show aired its final episode after a 13-year run after the Emmy Award-winner announced he will run for Senate in Pennsylvania. What is The Dr. Oz Show? The Dr. Oz Show is known as a daytime talk show hosted by Oz , 61. During his weekday hour-long segment, he often talks about viewers' health-and-wellness concerns and is seen interviewing health experts from an array of fields. "No subject is off-limits, as Dr. Oz addresses viewers' questions and talks to health experts about any and all topics, from sex to diet and exercise to diseases and ways to avoid them," the show's description reads. Is The Dr. Oz Show ending? On December 13, 2021, it was announced that The Dr. Oz Show will come to an end in January. The decision comes after the 10-time Daytime Emmy Award winner announced he would be running to … [Read more...] about Is The Dr Oz Show ending?
Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from January 15. Football Gary Neville pulled no punches with his assessment of Arsenal’s ultimately successful bid to get Sunday’s north London derby postponed. Recommended Norwich claim vital victory as Everton fans turn on Rafael Benitez Manchester City turn screw in title race as Norwich add to Rafael Benitez woes Neil Robertson through to Masters final after dramatic win over Mark Williams Ian Wright took a different position. Eric Dier reacted to the news. Jamie Carragher joked. [xdelx] Manchester City’s players were delighted with their win over Chelsea. Derby marked the one-year anniversary of Wayne Rooney’s rule. Bastian Schweinsteiger was weighing up his PlayStation options. Cricket … [Read more...] about Broad unhappy with robot and City enjoy big win – Saturday’s sporting social