It was not long after my 22nd birthday that I first spotted my dodgy hairline. Having just left university, I decided to chop away at my shoulder-length mane. It was time, I decided, to sport a close crop and embrace adulthood. Afterwards, the bathroom mirror revealed the bleak truth. Follicles had retreated up my forehead to such a degree that I looked like Mickey Mouse. No matter how warmly one holds Walt Disney’s friendy rodent, his appearance is seldom associated with young, ambitious go-getters. As my twenties rolled by, so my hair and masculinity receded. It became increasingly hard to cover my balding forehead – there is only so much a swooping fringe can conceal. Then, in April 2016, just months before my wedding, aged 28, I finally took action. Vowing that my scalp would not take centre stage on my big day, I followed the lead of James Nesbitt, Wayne Rooney and thousands of others before me, and had hair restoration surgery. I am not a slave to … [Read more...] about Bald ambition: Why I had a hair transplant at 28
Why gold is a bad investment
When used for ill-gotten gains bitcoin poses a grave threat to national currencies, says Tom McGregor, a Beijing-based political analyst and Asia-Pacific commentator for China's national TV broadcaster CNTV, adding that it is no coincidence that George Soros, the man who "broke the Bank of England," has recently turned to the cryptocurrency. CC0WikiLeaks Might Not Have Existed Without Bitcoin - Cryptography Consultant"And who is in charge of all those bitcoin holdings?" McGregor asked. "When reaching peak supply, the operators of bitcoin can just make a simple click on a mouse and pour all those funds into their personal accounts and they could hide public discovery of the scheme by causing a crash in bitcoin valuations, so the public would think they just made a bad investment, when in reality con-artists had conspired to steal their funds." The analyst warned that if such an incident occurs "that would spark a … [Read more...] about Why Soros, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street Tycoons Embrace Bitcoin?
Andrew Gilligan 7 April 2018 9:00 AM 7 April 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases. I can believe it: they’ve certainly become a lot more excitable since he took over. I like to imagine the Mayor of London, late at night, combing the thesaurus for fresh superlatives to bugle his ‘unprecedented programme of far-reaching improvements’ for the taxi trade (allowing black cabs in more bus lanes) or his ‘bold package of measures’ to revive street markets (creating a London Markets Board and an interactive map). One release even panted that Khan had ‘personally scrutinised’ the New Year’s Eve fireworks display ‘to make the acclaimed event the most exciting yet’. Language like this — the bold mayor, the German Democratic Republic, the powerful Commons paperclips committee — is normally taken … [Read more...] about Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?
Altrincham has been named the best place to live in the North West, knocking last year's champion, Knutsford, off the top spot. Castlefield, Chorlton, Ramsbottom and Saddleworth also topped the The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2018. But Didsbury was nowhere to be seen. So what is it about Altrincham? Why do so many people want to live there? Why Altrincham? House prices Property hotspot Altrincham now commands the highest price premium in the country, with families paying an average of £916,300 to live in the area. A mid-market property will set you back an average of £494,230, and you could rent a starter home for an average of £670 per month. Where are the best places to live? Stuart Howe is branch manager at the local Thornley Groves. He says that properties close to local schools are like gold dust - and hard to come by. Stuart said: “When people are paying these kinds of prices they are looking to buy their forever home. It isn’t just about meeting … [Read more...] about Altrincham is named the best place to live in the North West
In a two-week span, President Donald Trump ordered up an array of tariffs against numerous countries, blocked Chinese takeovers of U.S. companies and sought new restrictions on future Chinese investment. China responded with tariffs of its own on imports of 128 U.S. goods. Economists are warning that the world is on the verge of an all-out trade war, featuring tit-for-tat reprisals, heated rhetoric and appeals to the World Trade Organization, which may be ill-equipped to respond.1. What is a trade war?The dictionary says it’s “an economic conflict in which countries impose import restrictions on each other in order to harm each other’s trade.” Trump’s tariffs and the threatened retaliation from other countries meet this definition, but so do centuries of protectionist skirmishes by numerous countries in countless sectors. The recent escalation is stoking fears that Trump has set off a full-blown trade war by singling China out for retaliation for … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted a Trade War. Here’s What One Looks Like