Month: February 2017

John Oliver Tackles Reality Itself in the Wake of Trump’s Presidency — TIME

As Last Week Tonight was on hiatus for several months, John Oliver had yet to formally address President Trump a.k.a. “two words that will never sound normal together no matter how often you same them.” Oliver quickly caught up with the state of affairs including the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, named “Man of…

via John Oliver Tackles Reality Itself in the Wake of Trump’s Presidency — TIME

Why Nigeria was left with little choice but to do a $1 billion eurobond deal — Quartz

And so it was that, after a four-year hiatus, Nigeria returned to the Eurobond market with a $1 billion offering that ended up being almost eight times oversubscribed after a roadshow that took in London, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. Investors liked what they heard from Team Nigeria led by Kemi Adeosun, the finance…

via Why Nigeria was left with little choice but to do a $1 billion eurobond deal — Quartz

Most Family Businesses Mistakenly Lack Formal Asset Protection Plans — Forbes – Leadership

A common way for family businesses to fail is because of unfounded lawsuits prompting the need for asset protection planning. What’s critical is that for such planning to be effective, asset protection plans must be implemented before they are needed.

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World Press Photo 2017: The Best News Images — TIME

When America erupted in protest after the shooting death of Alton Sterling, one image elegantly illustrated the power of peaceful defiance. The photograph shows demonstrator Ieshia Evans standing resolute as two heavily armored police approach her and came to represent what was happening in Baton Rouge – and the country – at that moment. The…

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Heineken Is Taking On Anheuser-Busch With a New $1.1 Billion Deal — Fortune

Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, agreed on Monday to buy the loss-making Brazilian breweries of Japan’s Kirin Holdings to boost its presence in the world’s third-biggest beer market. The Dutch brewer will become the number two brewer in Brazil, with a share of some 19%, behind clear market leader Anheuser-Busch InBev bud . Including debt,…

via Heineken Is Taking On Anheuser-Busch With a New $1.1 Billion Deal — Fortune

Watch a record-setting 1,000 drones take to the sky in China to celebrate the lantern festival — Quartz

A Chinese city orchestrated a dazzling 1,000-drone performance to mark the end of the Lunar New Year. Traditionally, Chinese people celebrate the end of the new year, which takes place on the 15th day of the first lunar month (in 2017, that’s Feb. 11 on the Gregorian calendar), with a lantern festival. But the southern…

via Watch a record-setting 1,000 drones take to the sky in China to celebrate the lantern festival — Quartz

‘Lego Batman Movie’ Tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ With $55.6 Million Box Office Weekend — Fortune

Costumed avengers, a billionaire with a kinky side, and a brutally efficient hit man proved to be just the tonic for an ailing domestic box office. The Lego Batman Movie bested Fifty Shades Darker at the multiplexes over the weekend, earning a robust $55.6 million to capture first place. Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to…

via ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ With $55.6 Million Box Office Weekend — Fortune

At the Grammys, Beyonce paid an epic tribute to Afro-diaspora spirituality — Quartz

In her Grammy performance on Sunday night, Beyonce styled herself as not one but at least two religious icons: Oshun, a Yoruba deity from West Africa, and the Virgin Mary. Beyonce, draped in yellow, recalled images of the Yoruba goddess of fertility and love. Her ornate gold headdress drew comparisons to the halo that frames…

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