The years after the financial crisis have seen a renewed focus on long-term value creation among investors, regulators and — as a result — management teams. These years have also seen a heightened compliance burden for public companies, with regulators introducing new measures to tamp down systemic risk. Earlier this month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a paper seeking comments on a number of new ideas to reduce the regulatory burden on Canadian public companies. Per...
NEW YORK — Chance encounters can lead to entirely new career paths. Just ask Mathilde Thomas, who co-founded the Caudalie luxury skin care and spa company after meeting a doctor in 1993 at her family vineyard in the French city of Bordeaux. After the doctor noted that the leftover grape skins and seeds from Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s harvest contained anti-oxidants, Thomas’ wheels began turning. Two years later, she founded Caudalie with Bertrand Thomas, whom she would later mar...
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell what year the Trump Administration thinks it is. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed amazement that “a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could block President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. It seemed he was stuck somewhere pre-1959, before that far-off land, which most of us just call Hawaii, became a state. Sessions later claimed that he was just stating a geographic fact: Hawaii is, indeed, located in the Pacifi...
If there is such a thing as a “Trump Effect” in European politics, it’s not unfolding quite the way that Europe’s liberals had feared. No stampede of dark horses from the nationalist fringe has come trampling across the European Union. No other countries have yet followed the British to the exit. Instead, the leaders of the right seem to be suffering one setback after another, which is all the more remarkable given how confident they felt just a few months ago. On Jan. ...
While the “Save the Manuals” movement is still going, it seems to be losing. Despite the few outliers like the Porsche 911 R and Cayman GT4, the movement seems to be losing. Every hot BMW is available with some sort of automatic transmission, every hot Audi is automatic-only and Mercedes-Benz has all but ditched the manual in its performance cars. We also recently heard from a BMW M representative that the famous motorsport division of BMW could be ditching the dual-clutch automati...
(PARIS) — France’s political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united Monday to urge voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential runoff and to reject Marine Le Pen’s populist nationalism. Politicians on the moderate left and right, including French President Francois Hollande and the losing Socialist and Republicans party candidates in Sunday’s first-round vote, maneuvered to block Le Pen’s path to power in the May 7 ru...
The BMW Z4 GTLM and its base Z4 GT3 have unfortunately been denied all the great racing successes, but the racing car was never a slow one. We were able to get an idea of ​​its performance on the circuit of the Thermal Club near Palm Springs back in January when we attended the launch of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires. Our sister magazine Bimmertoday, with the help of a Samsung Gear 360, has created a 360 ° video of the fast lap, which now allows you a virtual ride with us. The BM...
In this video, the European Space Agency takes us from outer space to Earth, depicting the exponentially worsening space debris problem along the way. Without a solution, humanity may soon find space travel impossible. The post The ESA’s dramatic video shows why space junk is such a big problem appeared first on Digital Trends.
You may have come across some pretty alarming takes on diet soda going into this past weekend. “Daily dose of diet soda tied to triple risk of deadly stroke,” blared Fox News. Outlets like the Washington Post and CNN repeated the assertion that drinking artificially sweetened beverages may increase the risk that your brain just maybe headed for a blood clot or serious mental deterioration because you like to drink Diet Coke. Don’t believe the hype; the situation probably isn...
OPEN MICIt's feedback time. On crowdfunding and pre-ordering hardware from startups: Joe writes: Expecting evidence of transparency before investing, either crowdfunding, angel or venture, would improve outcomes for investors. Research has confirmed that entrepreneurs that embrace transparency actually perform better. For example, Skully [the AR helmet maker that took 3,000 pre-orders and suddenly shut down]. David writes: The reason more venture backed company's (specifically those that crowdfu...
Microsoft is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software. The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft’s sales software is called, are a challenge to market leader Salesforce.com and represent the first major product initiative to spring from Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, th...
(ATHENS) — A migrant boat sank overnight in the eastern Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday. Two women from it were rescued and several other people are believed to be missing. Greece’s coast guard said the bodies of nine people — six women, two men and a child — had been recovered from Greek waters off the island of Lesbos, while Turkish authorities found the bodies of a further si...
MotorLand Aragon treated fans to the opening round of the European Superstock 1000 Championship, and it didn’t take long for us to establish who will be the riders to beat in 2017. Despite the unpredictable nature of the championship, dominance was the theme in Spain. In such a close-fought championship, the flowing character of the TT Circuit Assen will no doubt provide some stunning racing action. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Junior Team) leads the championship standings headin...
Following the sensational debut race for the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship at the Pirelli Aragon Round, the 35 youngsters head to the legendary TT Circuit Assen – some for the first time – to see what drama can unfold for Round Two. Scott Deroue (MTM HS Kawasaki) leads the championship following his win in the opening round, and will be looking to impress in front of his home fans. However this won’t stop the rest of the field who are keen to make their first step onto that all imp...
Three rounds, three winners so far in the FIM Supersport World Championship, and its Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) who leads the way in the unpredictable series so far. Now the paddock heads to the legendary TT Circuit Assen for Round Four, a track which is notorious for providing close, unpredictable racing action. Last year produced strong levels of drama as rain hit the Dutch track which led to the race being red flagged, but new regulations in place for 2017 mean WorldSSP ...
Round Four of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is fast approaching, and adrenaline will be pumped and steaks will be high following three weeks away from the tarmac. Heading to the iconic TT Circuit Assen, WorldSBK riders will be fighting for glory in-front of passionate Dutch fans, at a circuit which has captured the hearts of many with its history alone. 4.5km of sweeping corners and perfect overtaking opportunities await the 21 warriors, and as history has proved anything can happen...
T-Mobile won a court victory in its effort to give its Dutch wireless customers free music streaming on their phones. In December, the Dutch Authority for Consumer and Market ordered T-Mobile to stop offering its so-called zero data plans, which allowed customers to stream music from participating apps and services on their phones without counting against monthly data allowances. But the Court of Rotterdam ruled last week that the program did not violate net neutrality rules, the NLTimes web sit...
Good morning. These are today’s top stories: Arkansas prepares for rare double execution In what could be the first double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years, Arkansas is preparing to execute two inmates tonight despite legal appeals arguing they could experience extreme pain due to their poor health. Last week, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee, the state’s first use of the death penalty since 2005. Political outsiders advance in French presidential election Two anti-establish...
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 17: April 28, 1967 The young and popular King of Greece, 26-year-old Constantine II, was featured on the cover of this issue — but the story on the inside revealed that he was just one ...
Lagos is 50!  Eko, as it is popularly called is celebrating its golden jubilee, and various festivities have been happening. Lagos is a really cool city filled with cool vibes, and is also filled with lots of history. Here are 8 really cool facts about Lagos that you probably never knew. 1. Nigeria’s first political party, NNDP, was formed in Lagos in 1923. The Nigerian National Democratic Party was formed by Herbert Macauley in 1923 after the Clifford constitution was passed. For...