Rocket Internet eyes IPOs for fashion, food groups: magazine


German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet aims to list the shares in two of its holdings, Global Fashion Group and Global Online Takeaway Group, eight months after its own initial public share offer, monthly Manager Magazin said. Rocket Internet declined to comment on the report. While Berlin-based Rocket sees … [Read More...]

Development aid: It’s not what you spend

UK Only Article: standard article Issue: India’s one-man band Fly Title: Development aid Rubric: How to make aid to poor countries work better Main image: 20150523_IRD001_0.jpg FOR decades rich countries have sought to foster global development with aid. But all too often there is little to show … [Read More...]

Olsen twins to skip ‘Full House’ reboot

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebooted version of hit US sitcom “Full House,” US media reports said.Robert Boyett, executive producer of the new show — “Fuller House” — scheduled to air on Netflix next year, told the Hollywood Reporter neither … [Read More...]

GM inquiry said to find criminal wrongdoing – Miami Herald

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Dallas Morning NewsGM inquiry said to find criminal wrongdoingMiami HeraldJustice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors' failure to disclose a defect tied to at least 104 deaths, and are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, according to people briefed on the inquiry. A settlement …NY … [Read More...]

Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings

Camille Pissarro’s famous “Boulevard Montmartre at Night” shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris – the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist’s 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and … [Read More...]

Cambodia’s Bomb Divers Overcome Dangers To Remove Remains Of War

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A small group of Cambodians — some of whom only recently learned to swim — is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country’s waters of bombs. Photographer Charles Fox has documented their journey in an incredible new photo series that beautifully captures these unexploded ordnance divers trying to make their nation … [Read More...]

Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

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San Francisco (AFP) – Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.The US Patent and Trademark Office shared diagrams Thursday depicting what resembled rabbit and bear toys with microphones in their ears, cameras in their … [Read More...]