Alongside editing the Evening Standard since March 2017, Osborne is also an adviser to the world’s largest investment firm, Blackrock, an adviser to Exor, the Italian holding company which owns Juventus and stakes in Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, and chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, a thinktank. … [Read more...] about Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm
In early April, the riverside bars are just shaking off the cobwebs of winter, returning tables and chairs to terraces that look out over many of the new structures. Bridges lined with pristine statues of Macedonian heroes, writers and artists cross the slow-moving waters of the Vardar river. … [Read more...] about How Skopje became Europe’s new capital of kitsch
Ottawa in sound and vision Ottawa-based A Tribe Called Red is an electronic dance trio of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman, founded in 2008. The group describes itself as “a modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity”. As Canada grapples with its dark history of abuse in residential schools and the countless missing and murdered indigenous women, there is no better time to listen to ATCR’s politically charged beats. … [Read more...] about Ottawa in the spotlight: as Canada turns 150, has its capital finally come of age?
It has been a brutal autumn, with thousands of job losses announced by Thai group SSI, which shutdown its plant in Redcar; Lord Paul’s Caparo Industries, which fell into administration; and Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate that owns the rump of the former British Steel, has put 1,200 jobs in doubt at its long-products arm, based mainly at its Scunthorpe mill – although this week a potential saviour emerged in the form of investors Greybull Capital, who could come to a deal to buy the division. … [Read more...] about Why Liberty sees a future for the steel industry in Britain
Setbacks for Democrats – Hopes that moderate Republicans could help Democrats shift the rules of engagement in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial were dashed this morning. In votes along party lines, the Senate rejected a series of attempts to subpoena witnesses and force the White House to produce evidence. The votes, which included a bid to force former national security chief John Bolton to give evidence, came amid fierce debate on the first day of the president’s impeachment trial, which began when chief justice John Roberts brought down his gavel to begin proceedings shortly after 1pm Washington time. There could be renewed efforts by Democrats to bring forward witnesses but for now they have been frustrated by what one called a “cover-up”. Republicans stuck with their party despite pressure on senators such as Mitt Romney and Susan Collins to shift ground. Trump was in Davos where he warned business and political leaders not to listen to the … [Read more...] about Wednesday briefing: Jeff Bezos ‘hacked’ by Saudi prince